Come out for a night of acoustic music and drinks benefitting Grounded In Music featuring SMiiLE, Kady Rain and Shiela!
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SMiiLE is an experimental pop band based in Austin, TX and born out of a shooting star. â€œSunny Dissonance, avant garde pop, and playful instrumentation inform SMiiLEâ€™s warm sincerity,â€ says The Austin Chronicle. The band is fronted by singer, guitarist and producer Jake Miles. Annie Long and Mary Bryce fortify the outfit with stunning vocal harmonies, and provide a spectacle at live shows with matching alien-esque attire and singular dance moves. Other members include Harrison Anderson on the bass and Johnny Sheets on the drums. Instrumentally, SMiiLE is notably polyrhythmic and complex, but with a pop influenced buoyancy that satiates.
Kady cycled through a number of different musical projects as she went through her early twenties, including a short stint as the frontwoman for a sludge metal band, and a brief hiatus from normal life when she saved up enough money for a six-month road trip across the country. By the summer of 2014 however, Kady realized she needed to get serious about her career, and she already had someone in mind for her new project. Ben Bazzrea was staking his claim as a songwriter when he and Kady reconnected over a cup of coffee. They had worked together at Starbucks several years previously and would talk about pop music for hours during their shared shifts. After noticing the strong similarities between their visions, they decided to team up. Two years later, the All I Ever Wanted EP is came out on August 26th, marking the first formal release of their collaboration.
Shiela is an Alternative RnB singer who's powerful lyrics and smooth sailing vocals lead fans to compare her likeness to that of Sade. The artist draws her inspiration from influences such as Kendrick Lamar, Khelani and Alina Baraz, while maintaining the Hip-Hop and Electronic connections of her youth present in her sound.
Originally from Austin, TX, the singer-songwriter first began practicing music during her summers spent in Managua, Nicaragua. Representing a blend of Mexican-American and Nicaraguan heritage, Shiela decided to pursue music as a career while attending The University of Texas at Austin.