Connell Cruise, Isaiah Jamel

Connell Cruise

Isaiah Jamel

Tue · October 1, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Connell Cruise
Connell Cruise
"Connell Cruise's rise in the music industry can only be described as meteoric. After being discovered locally by David Gresham Records, he released his South African debut album in 2013 and subsequently received three South African Music Award (SAMA) nominations. In April 2014, a social media frenzy surrounding the iTunes release of his single, “Into the Wild,” grabbed the attention of music industry titan, L.A. Reid. Cruise’s subsequent deal with Island Records in New York City is considered the largest and most significant record deal in South African music history, introducing him to the international music scene and trailblazing the way for a new wave of South African talent.

Cruise, who was born in Johannesburg, comes from a very musical family. His unique background has helped his music evolve into a fresh, multi-faceted pop sound. With infectious instrumental riffs and accessible lyrics that highlight his tracks' pop sensibility, Cruise seamlessly incorporates the nuances of the genres he grew up loving with the rhythms and sounds essential to South Africa’s rich musical heritage. His songs are catchy but also memorable on a deeper level — the level of a storyteller expertly and intricately weaving life experience into his music and lyrics.

Cruise has toured extensively across both North America and South Africa. He has performed for crowds of tens of thousands at festivals such as Bonnaroo and Firefly and iconic venues such as the Troubadour, The Highline Ballroom and Mercury Lounge. Cruise has shared the stage with a wide array of musical greats, notably Harry Belafonte, Adam Lambert, The Fray, SafetySuit, and American Authors. Most recently, he opened the 25th SAMA's with a performance of his radio hit, ""All Day.""

Cruise’s skill as a songwriter has earned him the opportunity to collaborate with international hit-makers such as Ido Zmishlany and Daniel Kyriakides of Shawn Mendes fame, Scott Harris, composer for the Chainsmokers, John Ryan, One Direction hit maker, Teddy Geiger, fellow singer-songwriter, and James Shelley, lead guitarist for the American Authors.

Cruise has enjoyed tremendous songwriting success with his prolific body of work spanning four albums, three EPs, and 14 radio hit singles.

For more information on Connell Cruise, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. "
Isaiah Jamel
Isaiah Jamel
"Through his artistry, author endeavors and philanthropy, Isaiah Jamel personifies what it means to embrace and leverage life’s adversity as a stepping stool towards doing, being and living up to one’s greatest potential. His work allows consumers to hear, see and feel connected to their inner strength, be empowered to walk in their purpose and make an impact within their own capacity.

Influenced by a family filled with singers, Isaiah embodied the musical tradition and started his artistic journey as an organist at eight years old. Since then, Isaiah has received professional training, expanded his mastery of musical instruments and explored his vocal capabilities. Intrigued by soul, r&b, jazz and rock genres, Isaiah’s creativity has developed into an alternative sound with an inspirational message that resonates with listeners from all walks of life.

Stemming from Christian-based topics, Isaiah’s lyrics have an universal appeal that reflect his personal experiences and tackle real world issues. With the help of musical mentors spanning New York and Boston, he wrote and released his first album Ready To Win (2012) with his group, ANuPeople. In Spring 2017, he debuted his sophomore EP, Transparency Pt. 1--which demonstrated his coming of age story as well as encouraged a movement of transparent thinking regarding life’s successes and failures.

In Spring of 2018, Isaiah is set to release Transparency Pt. 2, a project that will incentivize free valued expression rather than close-mindedness and stereotypical sentiments. The EP’s focal messages will be mirrored in Isaiah’s debut book and re-launch of his youth-based non-profit, MusicBreeds, Inc.

As an artist, author and community leader, Isaiah strives to fulfill his purpose by engaging, empowering and enlightening his audience to become the best version of themselves."
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003