The Center for the Arts presents
“…shockingly beautiful… …a Sheryl Crow level of songwriting prowess with seductive melodies and tasty grooves.” – funkatopia.com
Cameroon-born singer and songwriter Andy Allo is an artist who is truly paving her own path with a sound and vibe that is uniquely hers.
Andy released her first album, UnFresh in 2009 and two years later, joined Prince’s New Power Generation as a singer/guitarist and worked with the legend on her sophomore album, Superconductor. That album featured a funk/soul sound and made it to #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. She has performed on Jimmy Kimmel, Guitar Center Sessions and showed her acoustic chops on Billboard Sessions Exclusive.
Now having released her third project, Andy is exploring her love for pop and rock. Her new EP, Hello, is an introduction into the next chapter of her story. Of her new direction, Andy explains, “I feel like this is just the beginning of my story. There’s still a lot I want to share with the world.”
Andy has toured extensively throughout Europe, US and most recently completed a short run with Enrique Iglesias and a solo residency in Los Angeles.
“We knew she’d be leading her own revolution soon,” adds Prince. Indeed, that soon is now.
Step Jayne moves from nuanced Rock and Roll through theatrically brooding psychedelic incantations, supplemented with folk and ambient refrains. The project’s facilitator, JD Rudometkin is an unordained minister, in an attempt to re-orient himself. Having been trained in theological arts, Rudometkin has engaged in a re-programming of sorts, via music, performance, art and videography, which the band combines to create a sound and vision both familiar and foreign to the rock genre. The band notes wide-ranging influences, from ecstatic a cappella Slavic ancestral music, to the likes of Nick Cave and Tom Waits as well as Composer John Rutter. In addition, electronic influences include the likes of Squarepusher, Tricky, and the industrial reverberations of Einstuerzende Neubauten.
In addition to familiar rock & roll venues, SJ also performs in intimate theaters, galleries and other non-traditional venues.