Posts Tagged ‘Concert’

January starts with a Bang!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on December 16, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

I’m super excited to start the new new year (twenty twelve!!)  with a show at a venue I’ve been dying to rock.

Saturday, January 21st at 7:00pm sharp, the Boys and I will be playing a set at Arlene’s Grocery, it’s gonna be funkaaay!!! We’re constantly writing new tunes, so there will be at least 1 new song. And if you missed out on the A-21 Benefit Concert you can check out the vids here.

DEETS:

Arlene’s Grocery: 95 Stanton St. New York, NY 10002

Jan. 21st, 7:00pm sharp, in other words 6:50. ;)

$10 cover. Must be 21 and older!

 

SO bring your ID and let them know who you’re there to see,

so we can be recognized for rockin dem beats

Bring all your friends, but more importantly bring yourself. ;)

And have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!! YAAAAAAAAY!

 

Love,

-Hope G.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-21 Benefit Concert Report & Artist of the Month!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on September 27, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

Hello beautifuls!

The September 19th Benefit Concert was an incredible success! About 50 people showed up in support of the cause to watch me and 3 other singer songwriters rock our jams. Elana Brody opened up the show wailing out some meaty tunes while pounding the ivory keys. She was followed by the beautiful Trinidad native, Annya Li, who graced us with lovely acoustic melodies as well as a wicked Caribbean style rap. Then I along with my sister, Faith Gilmore, sang our songs for the remainder of the benefit. It was awesome to be able to back one another up with sisterly harmonies. Faith’s vivacious performance included songs from her latest album, Bold as Lions, and I sang about 7 of my own tunes, one of them being a newbie entitled “Traffic”, based on the issue at hand. Thanks to David Glickstein (guitar), Jason Arce (guitar), Johnny Wolf (cajon) and their hard work in playing both of our tunes the set went smoothly.

It was evident that the room was filled with a incredible energy and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable evening. Much thanks to the generous donations of the guests in attendance, a $100 donation from The Red Lion, and A-21 merchandise that was sold, together we raised nearly $600. I am so blessed to have had the help of everyone that made the idea of this show a reality, and now because of it women and men who have been trafficked will receive much needed aid and more people are aware. Approximately 27 million people are trafficked in order to generate $40 billion a year. I hope to continue raising  awareness of this terrible crime and ask that you take the time to see what you can do in your own community to bring about recognition of the harsh reality of what some people will do to make a dollar.

Also I am currently NYC Tastemakers’ Artist of the Month! Go here to see!

Thanks so much for your support!

Love

-Hope

Benefit Concert!!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on August 21, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

A benefit concert!! Drinks and Entertainment all for an incredible cause!!!
Monday, September 19th- 7:45pm-10pm
The Red Lion (Restaurant & Bar)
151 Bleecker St. NY NY 10012

There will be a $10 Suggested Donation @ the door. 90% of the proceeds will go towards the “A-21 Campaign” to aid victims of human trafficking! Please visit: www.thea21campaign.org/ for more info

There will be several drink specials:
$3 PBR cans, $4 Domestic Drafts, $5 Well Drinks

Performers:
Hope Gilmore (www.hopegilmore.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Gilmore (www.faithgilmore.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annya Li (www.facebook.com/annyalisings)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elana Brody (www.myspace.com/elanabrody)

 

 

 

 

 

Please come out and show your support! There’s plenty of space to fill and fun to be had by all!

Loves!

-HG

St. Patty’s Poem

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on March 17, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

Lovers, parents, colleagues, friends

come out before St. Patty’s Ends

Strangers, besties, acquaintances

Caffe Vivaldi I recommend

to hear songs of life and love

enjoy thyself and get free hugs

I promise this you won’t regret

and wear your green, don’t forget!

 

Caffe Vivaldi- TONIGHT!

32 Jones St

9:30pm, no cover!

Opening is the very talented Brandon Harris, so don’t be late!

 

REMINDER, NEXT SATURDAY, the 25TH!!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on September 18, 2010 @ 1:14 am

Check out the acoustic set next Saturday, the 25th, at Recoup Lounge (21 yrs. and up) !!! Hope not only hopes, but prays you can make it out, especially since her guitarist, David Glickstein, will most likely be groovin to more than one tune, seeing as how he is now a married man! What?!?! $10 cover, Recoup Lounge in the L.E.S. (210 Rivington St., NY NY) Do it!

Block Party Jam, this Saturday, August 14th!!!

Filed under: Shows — Hope on August 12, 2010 @ 12:08 am

This Saturday, August 14th, I am performing at my church block party in the East Village. Another FREE show. I go on at 2:00pm, @ East 7th St., between Ave “A” and 1st Ave. I’m really looking forward to this show, because I know the energy will be amazing. It’s my first outdoor show ever, pretty neat to have my first in Manhattan. And hello if you come you will get FREE HOT DOGS and WATER!!! Whaaaaat??!? What could be better on a Saturday afternoon? There will also be kids games, a moon bounce, several vendors and even more performances!!! If you can’t make it early enough for my performance stop by any way, the whole shabang begins at 12pm and goes until 6pm. Another band, Goodbye Picasso, goes on before I do. For more info visit: citylightnyc.com/blockparty.html
I hope to see you there!!

It’s ABOUT TIME

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on July 6, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

Finally guys, I’m back on the face of the earth!

And in celebration of me being back I shall sing….I’ll be gigging again starting this August, so be sure to keep checking out my site for what’s next. So sorry to keep my faithful fans waiting so long. The first show I have lined up is August 7th at Googies Lounge (at The Living Room), a nice intimate setting in the L.E.S. at 154 Ludlow St. NY, NY (http://www.livingroomny.com/googies) @ 8:30pm. AND IT’S FREE! So there’s really no reason you shouldn’t come.

Gideon Brown opens @ 7:30 and my friend Adam Sullivan (http://adamsullivan.com/) goes on @ 9:30.

The next show is only a week after on August 14th. Not sure of any details, other than that it’s an awesome block party and fun will be had by all who attend. Deets will follow when I have them, until then tweets about the fact that I can still sing. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

FREE Coffee House Show!

Filed under: Shows — Hope on May 6, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

If anyone is up for some last minute LIVE ENTERTAINMENT and FREE STARBUCKS AND PASTRIES, I will be singing along with some other great artists at Unplugged Coffee House: 121 East 7th St, btwn 1st and Ave A..TONIGHT at 7:00!!!! Hope to see you there!

All Points West 2009

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on August 4, 2009 @ 12:39 am

I was one of the many people to attend All Points West this weekend. It was a 3 day event at Liberty State Park. Friday’s line-up included Jay-Z, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend and others. Saturdays 3 biggest performers were Tool, My Bloody Valentine and Gogol Bordello. Chairlift was also on Saturday, I love their hit song “bruises”. I only went on Sunday, unfortunately I wasn’t feeling good, so I ended up going pretty late. But I chose to go Sunday because Coldplay was performing and they are pretty much my favorite band of all-time. Also on Sunday was MGMT, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Black Keys, Elbow, We Are Scientists, Lykke Li and more. I unfortunately missed MGMT because they played pretty much the same time as Coldplay; I was quite perturbed about that. I heard the tale end of a song of theirs. I first arrived to the concert around 8:00pm or so and was very glad to catch the last few songs of Lykke Li’s performance. She had a lot of energy. I really like her sound.

There were 3 different stages throughout the park and Lykke Li performed at the Queen of the Valley Stage. MGMT was at Bullet and Coldplay was at the Blue Comet. There were a couple very intriguing abstract set-ups randomly placed throughout the park where people could sit or stand in the middle and they were lit up once it got dark.  Another cool thing was that there were 2 incredibly long lines of string with lit up balloons attached to them which floated above our heads around the park. There were also some merch booths, food tables, etc. I was very surprised to see that H&M had a tent set up with air condition inside, in which they were giving away water bottles and had a fun photo booth where anyone could get complimentary photos. So I jumped on that wagon.

It rained most of the day on Sunday, which is another reason I wasn’t so motivated to go early, but despite the fact that it stopped raining everyone still had to tread through the muddy sludge in the grass. It was incredible how dirty everyone was. I wore my rainboots, so I was pretty protected for the most part. Some people gave up and just decided to leave their shoes off, some people even left their muddy shoes behind. I saw several people with mud splatters as high as their backs.

Coldplay of course was awesome and well worth the trip for me. I was, however, surprised at how Chris Martin seemed to be having a hard time up there. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was, his performance was still amazing and he sounded incredible, but there was just something hindering him a bit. It was like he was getting worn out very easily…of course he was running around a lot. They played all of my favorite songs, I even took a bit of video footage. Unfortunately my pictures didn’t come out very well, my camera isn’t exactly the best in town. Coldplay moved around between 3 different stages connected to the Blue Comet throughout their performance and at one point they came down into the mud and walked through it as well. There were also a few very entertaining points in Chris’s performance where he played off of his tiredness and acted like he couldn’t go on any longer, he went down to the ground a few times… it made us laugh. During the song “Yellow” these huge yellow balloons/balls came up from the stage somewhere and began floating above the crowd, it wasn’t too long before parts of those balloons turned brown from the mud.

Overall, even though I missed most of it, it was a pretty great experience. The night was very beautiful…I could feel a light breeze and see the moon so clearly. The view of Manhattan from the ferry was breathtaking.

The Doves

Filed under: Updates — Hope on June 4, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

Went to The Doves concert tonight at Terminal 5. The venue was pretty cool. My boyfriend and I stood on cushioned seats in order to see, it was pretty much standing room only. We went to the top (third floor), it was less crowded up there. The 2nd and 3rd levels had V.I.P. sections blocked off right by the balcony edges. I enjoyed it, but the sound wasn’t quite as great as it could have been. Perhaps I’m spoiled by sound of the album. I was surprised by how nice the venue was, especially for being so far on the West Side of Manhattan. They showed videos throughout the whole show on a big screen behind them, it was more entertaining than some shows that just shine bright lights or show swirlies on a screen the whole time. They came out for an encore after perhaps 3 minutes of clapping. I’d guess the audience was about 2,000 people maybe, give or take a thousand, kidding…probably 2,000, but I was never the best at guesstimating. The songs were pretty well balanced between their old and new albums, which I liked.

I scored a free ticket to a show the last week of May, one night after work. It was for The Roots, it was pretty dope. It wasn’t what I expected though, they actually had quite a few guest artists come on stage every once in a while to perform. I really liked the opening band, Elevator Fight. I had heard one of their songs before. The lead singer, Zoe Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz’s daughter had a really great stage presence. It was a fun unexpected thing to do.

I should really start making it a goal to see at least one live performance a month.


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