Elle Casazza has been performing regularly for nearly 3 years now, her debut EP “For Your Pleasure” came out last year and serves to highlight her sultry, soulful vocals. She’s been back in the studio working on another EP and is ready to unveil some new recordings this week with a release show at the Beat Kitchen.
Opening the night (and celebrating a birthday at the same time) is Chicago singer-songwriter Zoie Moser. She’s actually quite more than just a songwriter, splitting her time between composing, producing, and teaching music as well. Her sound is quite broad, spanning the realms of folk, jazz, and rock. Here’s a nice sampling in one convenient Soundcloud track.
Continuing the evening is the ever popular Sad Brad Smith. His latest album Magic came out last May and is his first collection of new songs in four years. Transitioning out of his bedroom recordings into a full fledged studio, Magic is a polished album full of catchy folk-pop tunes. His songs are not as depressing as his name might imply, Yippie Yippi, Yippie Yippo is sure to get your foot tapping.
Taking the spotlight and closing out the evening is Elle Casazza. Floating effortlessly between pop, rock, jazz, and everything in between, Elle’s original music has a very classic sound to it. She’s learned from the best, taking inspiration from greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell to form a vocal style that is all her own. Her new single “Witness” will make it’s debut tomorrow night but until then here’s a taste of Elle’s live show.
While the new single won’t be available to the general public until after tomorrow’s release show, take our word for it that “Witness” is one of Elle Casazza’s best. The bouncy piano and driving drum beat mix well with her silky vocals. It’s got a classic R&B feel with some nice modern guitar work and production. It’s as if Cat Power met The Supremes. It wouldn’t be too out of place on a good Motown compilation.
The best way to hear this new track would be to grab a ticket and head over to tomorrow’s show at Beat Kitchen. It’ll run you only $8! You can RSVP on Facebook, doors open at 8pm and the music kicks off at 8:30pm. This show is 21+.