Kirsten Arian, Alaina Cross
Mon · February 20, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe High Watt
$7.00 - $10.00
This event is 18 and over
All-girls' night with Alicia Beale, Alaina Cross and Kirsten Arian at The High Watt, Monday, February 20th. Get your tickets now!
A portion of proceeds will be donated to the W.O. Smith Music School; the school provides quality music instruction to children from low-income families.http://www.mercylounge.com/event/1419414/
Beale fronted hundreds of shows all over Music City and beyond, where she learned how to command a crowd. From 2008 to 2010, she paid for college by playing late nights down on lower Broadway in Nashville. In 2010, she founded the country Duo, Autumn Rose (prod. by Garth Fundis); and in 2014, she toured with Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon), and his wife, Eulene, as a background vocalist in their band, The Jane Shermans; and in late fall, began crowdfunding for her solo project.
Alicia has been busy this past year (2015), writing and recording her solo, debut record, full of fun, dance beats and soaring vocals, with Mike Gossin (Gloriana), which is set for release Spring 2016.
"Thanks to all the love and support of my fans for sharing in my dream, I'm able to make a living doing what I love. Music has given me a voice to celebrate some truly great moments, and has also carried me through some of my darkest days" Beale says she hopes to be a voice and inspiration to girls, both young and old, the way her musical idols were for her.
She is, put simply, effervescent! “The goal is for my songs to sound like Rose soda: upbeat, light, classy and fun,” Kirsten says of her own music.
In her first Nashville venture, Arian beat out 400 contestants in Nashville’s Music City Breakthrough talent competition, establishing herself in a world of noise as a frequency to tune into. She signed to RareSpark Media Group and hit the studio to record her debut album Higher Than Heaven, most of which she wrote at age 18. Her debut garnered the attention of MTV who promised, “You may not have heard of Kirsten Arian yet, but, trust me, you will soon.” The album led to features on iHeartRadio’s 107.5 The River and Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100. Popdust called the album “…one of the most alluring projects in all of pop in 2015.”
Opportunity knocked for Arian to write a song for The LEGO Batman Movie. She hit the ground running, completing the song “Invincible” in just 3 hours with her Australian co-writer and producer, Lindsay Rimes. “Invincible” comes out on The LEGO Batman Movie soundtrack on February 3, and the film’s theatrical release is on February 10.
Though she’s achieved great success in a little time, Arian remains grateful, counting her blessings, one of the biggest of which is that she gets to be a music artist.
“In the last few years of my life, I’ve felt more alive than I’ve ever been because of the risks I’ve taken and deciding to follow the spirit wherever it takes me,” she says. “It has been terrifying at times, but ultimately it’s led me to the greatest places I could have ever imagined. I want to help take other people to those places and remind them to be free. Life doesn’t have to be boring. Everyday can be some sort of adventure if you let it.”
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203