EMERGE Artists Showcase Thursday, May 23 LIVE @ Moskito + Bite – Toronto



This is an eclectic showcase of artists in genres from jazz r&b, country, folk, rock reggae and soul.

Come Join us for the next EMERGE Artists Showcase Thursday, May 23 at Moskito + Bite at 423 College St., Toronto, ON. We have another awesome lineup and an amazing venue with food that is out of this world! Reserve your tickets and table early!



Performances will accompanied a selection of Toronto’s best live musicians.

Come meet some of tomorrows brightest prospects as you get a night filled with great music, soul stirring composers, and the wonderful people you always find at EMERGE.

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Door Admission $15 Online Tickets $10

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: http://emerge006-wordpress.eventbrite.com

Aria Zenua Aria ZenuaThe highly driven and talented singer songwriter Aria Zenua (more commonly known as simply Aria) exudes her fearless nature on stage sharing sounds of Ska, Reggae, Soul and Acoustic tones. Born and raised in Toronto, Aria’s fused genre less sound came from being raised by her Jamaican mother who loved Country music and a Scottish father who listened to everything from Mento to Blues Rock to Brit pop it is no wonder she cannot stay in one box or any for that matter.Visit Aria’s Youtube page here: http://www.youtube.com/ariazenua
emerge-artists_Sheldon-Holder Sheldon Holder
Singer Songwriter Sheldon Holder’s eclectic brand of music fuses elements of Calypso, Jazz, Reggae, and Rock, and is quickly becoming a sound to be reckoned with in the Toronto music scene. With a successful album, critical acclaim on BBC radio, an award winning video for his song Prosper, and local and international performances under his belt, Sheldon made a bold move and came back to Canada after living in Trinidad since the age of eight.

Sheldon`s music has been a driving force in the Caribbean`s underground music scene for more than a decade. He has also been highlighted in many mainstream events such as Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica, The Tobago International Jazz Festival, and he was in Toronto in 2009 as part of Canadian Music Week opening for the Dirty Heads as well as Mishka More recently, Sheldon was praised in the New York Times by Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee who has used Sheldon’s music in her runway shows in the Caribbean and abroad.

Check out sheldon holder’s Reverb nation page here: http://www.reverbnation.com/sheldonholder

Dhalia Fernandes Dahlia Fernandes
“Every song is a glimpse into another story I get to tell and that can be interpreted so many different ways. If I can move you, provoke a single thought or touch your life for a single second that would make me a success” says Dahlia, Toronto singer-songwriter. Influenced by a range of artists, Dahlia’s unique style has the depth of Toni Braxton and Alicia Keys to the Jazz elements of Norah Jones.“I lived in Mumbai and Dubai and came to Toronto in 1998 not knowing where my music would take me,” but Dahlia did not have to worry for long. She was presented with many opportunities including the honour of singing the National Anthem for the U.N. dignitaries for International Peace Day at City Hall, a ranking into Mississauga’s Top 25 Future Stars.Visit Dhalia Fernandes website here: http://dahliafernandes.com/
Kaleb Simmonds Kaleb SimmondsKaleb Simmonds takes pride in standing alone in his unique forte he brings in his art. More than hip hop or R&B his multi-faceted gift entrances people of all ages, styles and genres. His coast to coast success was solidified with his top ranked 7th position in the popular Canadian Idol show. Fans of all ages grew across the country their passion for Kaleb as did his art. In his opening audition Idol judge Farley Flex stated that “You (Kaleb) sing… like Miles Davis plays…”. Not only his singing has won crazed fans over but his unique human ‘beat boxing’ ability continues to amaze them. Kaleb accredits the ability to grow this god given talent through the immense support of family and friends, life’s experiences/challenges and his culturally rich upbringing. His new collaboration with the infamous 2 Rude and Rudimental Records is guaranteed to push this artist to even knew heights and continue to shock and amaze fans.Vist Kaleb Simmonds Youtube page
Ashley Martinez Ashley Martinez

Born of Romanian and Spanish descent, Ashley Martinez hails from Bradford, Canada—a suburb just outside of Toronto. She’s been singing at the top of her voice since performing for Catholic nuns while attending daycare at the age of five. Back then she learned songs in Italian, Spanish and English. “Even then I knew what I wanted to be,” says Ashley. “I told my Mom, that I wanted to be singing star.”

Ashley has also been very active in doing live shows. Her most recent shows include, The Rivoli May 7, 2011, CHIN Picnic July 2, 2011, Honey Jam August 11, 2011, The Rivoli August 13, 2011 and The Portuguese Cultural Centre August 20, 2011. She also took the opportunity to go to Detriot, Michigan to do a “Be Seen, Been Heard” on March 27, 2011

Visit Ashley Martinez Youtube Page here: http://www.youtube.com/user/AshleyMarinaM?

Max River Max River

Max River is a talented, and fresh Canadian songwriter/producer who is taking his steps towards a long term and successful career is music. Growing up in a house filled with music allowed Max to understand the power and beauty of performing and writing music from a young age. His parents enrolled him in piano lessons before his feet could even touch the ground, sitting on the piano bench, and from that point on, music has been his life. The power of good music is what drives Max to pursue his career. To him, music is everyones best friend, its always there for you. He loves performing and writing with as many people as he possibly can because he feels everybody has their own stories that are inspiring to relate and reflect on. Max is currently finishing off his first self-titled EP that will be released on June 1st, 2013.

Check out max River’s music on Youtube

emerge-artists_Sojay-3 SojayRefreshingly familiar yet distinctively new, “Her voice has a raspy edge, clearly soulful, smooth like the calm before the storm yet powerful like the storm when it arrives. If her voice doesn’t captivate you her songwriting will. She’s deep, no fluff, real and from the heart. The way music is supposed to be.” Christopher Rudder, Rouge Magazine 2010. SoJay’s contribution to the Toronto Underground Urban scene has touched many audiences and has helped to develop this artist’s passion, songwriting and performance.  The music that is SoJay comes from her soul, it’s about life experiences we can all relate to and the journey towards making our time here all that it can be by living, loving ones self and others.  The foundations laid by Jazz, Soul and R&B are very much prevalent in SoJay’s sound and then transcends to an experience that is unique and true. Get to know this dynamic talent, as your soul will be better for it.Visit Sojay’s website here: www.sojaysoul.com
Dylan Lock Dylan LockDylan Lock is a singer/songwriter whom discovered a passion for music at a young age and was Instinctively drawn to the sound of the piano. Then soon after he became a multi-instrumentalist. Through years of experience, practice, and dedication he has grown to inspire many. With icons such as Queen, Burton Cummings, Bob Seger, Beatles and many other classic rock artists. It has driven him to develop a great reputation. Dylan describes his music as a combination of blues/rock/ with an original touch. Currently recording an album, he looks forward to sharing and expressing the same energy hes embraced through the art of music.Visit Dylan’s Youtube page here: http://www.youtube.com/user/DylanLockstar
Tif Tiff

Sixteen year old Tiff has skyrocketed musically since the Spring of 2012 when she won her “UNDER 17” category in a local singing competition. She has captured the attention of many including NBC’s executive talent producer from “The Voice”; songwriter Jack Knight of Bad Boy Records who wrote and recorded with Tiff in November 2012 and Universal Music Group’s Antea & Anesha Birchett (Aplus) songwriters and vocal producers for Beyonceʹ, Justin Bieber, Mary J Blige, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez and many others. These are just to name a few who immediately saw the enormous potential in Tiff’s singing career.

Visit Tiff’s website here: http://www.thisgirltiff.com/

Sheldon Dixon Sheldon DixonSheldon Dixon p.k.a “DIXON” is a bi-racial (Black/Indian) singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor who got his musical education at The Etobicoke School of the Arts, and Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts where he majored in Music Theatre. Thereafter DIXON went to The Remix Project which is a school for recording artists that takes at-risk youth, nurtures their talent and educates them on what it takes to be in the music industry. Aside from being in musicals, plays, and performing for Kenny Ortega on Breakfast Television. Dixon performed for Harbourfront’s Beats, Breaks, and Cultures festival 3 years in a row, the China Town Festival, The Opera House for Universal Music Canada, The Known Unknown and various venues around the city. Dixon hopes to break into mainstream music and make a name for himself worldwide.Check out Sheldon Dixon on Youtube
Szaffrelle SzafrelleToronto based singer songwriter Szafrelle has stepped out of the shadows and has been making her presence known in music circles across this city and country. No stranger to Toronto’s music scene, the versatile artist has worked with the music industry’s top producing talent including Juno Award winning producers Ron Lopata and Justin Abedin (Jacksoul) as well as Ron Allen, Peter Prilesnik (Sara Harmer, Sara Slean), Malik Worthy (Esthero) and Toni Rabolo (Joy Drop). You may have heard her songs most recently on Levi’s or Gap commercials. She has written for numerous Canadian artists including songs for up and coming R&B singer Linda Luvtono’s debut album.  With her second FACTOR grant this year for a commercially released single, she will is ready to step out onto the international stage.Check out Szafrelle’s music on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/szafrellemusic
Tecla TeclaInspired by Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, Tecla Bureyʼs sound is rich and warm. She creates a unique blend of jazz, R&B and neo-soul.Find Tecla at her YouTube channel featuring popular covers. She has received over 75,000 views. Tecla co-wrote and was featured in a song on KoldWorldʼs vol. 12 mixtape. She is currently developing her songwriting abilities, collaborating with Canadian artists and immersing herself in the music industry. Her original song “The House That Built Me” appears on Seneca College’s recently released IMP19 CD.Visit Tecla’s websiter here: www.teclaburey.com

Doors open at 7PM Showtime 8PM Sharp!
For More Info contact emergeartists(@)live.com
Twitter @emergeartists
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Tickets $10 Online via Eventbrite – http://emerge006-wordpress.eventbrite.com

Admission $15 at Door


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