8 Off 8th hosted by BMI & YEP

8 Off 8th hosted by BMI & YEP

The Roosevelts, Maddie Medley, Chandler, AV, Daisha McBride, Justin Lloyd Smith, Kat Saul, That2

Mon · July 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

This event is 18 and over

BMI
BMI
BMI was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

BMI represents more than 700,000 songwriters, composers, and publishers with more than 10.5 million musical works.
The Roosevelts
The Roosevelts
Indie-rock band, The Roosevelts, formed in Austin, TX and moved to Nashville, TN in 2015. After releasing their debut album in 2016, they packed their schedule with a run of at-capacity tour dates with acts like Johnnyswim, Robert Earl Keen, Green River Ordinance and Grace Potter, a featured spot at the BMI Songwriters Festival in Key West, and spots at tastemaker festivals South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits Festival. They kicked off 2017 with a 50 date headlining tour all over the United States. With the addition of new lead singer, Mitchell Kilpatrick, the band has been writing and working on new music.

Their show provides a rousing, dance-worthy compilation of songs, but also features poignant tunes that scale the depth of their personality and communicate their story with remarkable power. Having a charismatic ability to connect with fans and a genre-spanning set of songs, concert-goers can’t help but smile and dance – making The Roosevelts a band that music fans of any genre can’t afford to miss.
Maddie Medley
Maddie Medley
There's a haunting vulnerability and stark openness to Nashville-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Maddie Medley's new song, "Coming of Age." The first and only instrument you hear for the duration of the song is the strumming of her electric guitar. It's got an intoxicating verve to it, as she vocally dives into the song. It's a sound that immediately sweeps you off your feet. Like a look back over your shoulder to the earlier work of PJ Harvey, Medley stands alone with just her guitar, singing about a personal insight many 20-somethings grapple with - "coming of age" - and in this case, its with love. "Shouldn't I know how to do this by now / can somebody tell me how to figure this out," she sings. "I am coming of age in the quietest way, you are looking at me, but I don't know what to say" she continues, then questioning over and over, "are you sure it's supposed to feel this way?"

Over the last two years, Medley has released a three-song EP, two standalone singles and, now, "Coming of Age." New on the Nashville music scene, she's starting to play out more regularly, but word of mouth about her strong, confident live performances is spreading. Whether rocking an acoustic or electric, what stands way in front of the songs is her voice. It's commanding and exhilarating, with a refreshing lyrical directness. - Bruce Warren, NPR
AV
AV
AV’s raw pop creations are the brainchild of Allison Victoria. While growing up in Chicago, AV listened to Alanis Morissette, Destiny’s Child, Demi Lovato, and many others. As soon as she began her music career at 13, she was traveling to LA to collaborate with other artists and producers. Shortly after high school, however, AV was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had to undergo surgery to remove it. Shortly after surgery (10 days to be exact) AV moved to Nashville to complete her degree in Songwriting at Belmont University. Though keeping up with multiple jobs, school, and continued recovery was difficult, she graduated in 2015, fully recovered and finally remembers how to tie her shoes (most days).



Songwriting sessions in Nashville and Los Angeles revealed AV as a brutally honest go-getter and an expressive vocalist. She writes about her experiences, keeping her lyrics honest, and her stories unfiltered on stage. Debut single “Just Us” soundtracks a relationship in limbo that fails when the foundation of honesty and communication crumbles. The song dances between the idea that she is sensitive in her love, but also, aggressive in nature and not to be toyed with.
Daisha McBride
Daisha McBride
Daisha McBride is a 21 year old female rapper from Knoxville. TN.
Justin Lloyd Smith
Justin Lloyd Smith
Justin Smith is a guitar player, vocalist, and songwriter from Virginia Beach. Finding influences in a wide array of artists, which include The Beatles, Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, and Coldplay, his current sound puts pop hooks through R&B paces.

A keen ear for well crafted lyrics can be heard clearly throughout his work and subject matter like fun, sorrow, love, and mortality are littered throughout his songs.

Having just finished his EP, 'Wanted' with Craig King (Craigaking.com) and Ralph Cacciuri (Engineer for Outkast’s Stankonia), Justin is ready to share his song and story with the world.
Kat Saul
Kat Saul
20 year old Kat Saul is a pop artist-songwriter native to Nashville. With influences ranging from Gwen Stefani to Lana Del Ray, Kat is known for her quirky brand of urban pop melodies and imagery based lyrical savvy. Kat has been marked “One to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) and was recognized twice by the Grammy Foundation for her work in voice and audio engineering production. Currently, Kat is writing with artists in the Nashville and Los Angeles areas as well as working on her personal project, Vision EP, to be released November 2, 2017.
That2
That2
Located out of Nashville, TN. The duo, THAT2 (Dom Deprospero and Khalil Poore) first met at W.O. Smith Music School when they were 15 years old. Although they were working on different musical projects at the time, they quickly came to be close friends. After some time, in 2017, they reconnected through an Instagram message. After their first writing session, they knew they had something special going on. Dom immediately reached out to his producer, who saw the potential of the group and the duo wasted no time preparing to record their first album. Upon their first tour of House of Blues Studios, the duo met Leland Eliot, a prestigious record producer, who would go on to record their debut album. After months of hard work in the studio, their Producer, Jerry Smith began working his legal team on the duo's first record deal. Since then, the group has released their debut single entitled, "Can't Quit It" and is excited to release their full debut album, entitled, "ALL THAT" in preparation for their summer debut.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/