Posts Tagged ‘soul’

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Lion Vids are up!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hope on October 3, 2011 @ 11:09 am

If you missed it, the Red Lion Videos are up from the A-21 Benefit Concert on 9/19/11! Do it! www.youtube.com/user/hopiehoper

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

Show Lineup for the New Year- 2011 baby!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on December 14, 2010 @ 2:14 am

Show lineup:

Jan 13th- Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones St. NY, NY)- Brett Randal goes on at 8:00pm, Blessing Offor opens for me at 9:15.

Jan 21st- Apologetics Cafe (205 East 7th St btwn Aves B & C, nyc) -9:00pm

Feb 17th- Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones St. NY, NY)-9:15- opening is “Rita Joo and Me” ()

March 2nd- Best Buy (1880 Broadway, NY, NY)- 6:00pm

March 17th- Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones St. NY, NY)-9:15pm

March 25th- Best Buy (60 West 23rd St, NY, NY)- 6:00pm

Update on Block Party & Caffe Vivaldi

Filed under: Updates — Hope on August 17, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

Thank you so so much to those who made it out to my last two shows! I was able to hit up the East Village and the West Village in one weekend.

The City Light Church blizzock partaaaay (block party) on Saturday (East 7th ST, btwn 1st Ave and Ave A) was a lot of fun, the weather was PERFECT! We had a few technical issues as the keyboard was overheated and we had to switch it out mid song, but it’s amazing that there was even another available to us. The band held it together, tried and true. It still played out very nicely and it was a lot of fun. I also enjoyed watching a crazy man point in random directions and dance in odd motions around the stage during our set. That might have been my favorite part. I’ve included a photo of him here, in which he looks pretty calm and euphoric.

Block Party 8-14-10

The other performers all sounded really great. I enjoyed walking to the different tables and was very tempted to buy something from just about every one. I only ate two hot dogs but I definitely killed a cupcake from Butter Lane afterwards and then I went along to play with the kiddies while monitoring the sack race game. They were excited to be able to win free prizes. Good times.

I was blessed to get a last minute gig this past Sunday night (8/15) at Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones st, in the West Village). It was such a neat place to play. When I arrived I was graced to hear the beautiful voice of Denitia Odigie (www.denitiaodigie.com/), her music is that of an edgy alternative soul feel. I liked her so much I bought a c.d. My set went really smoothly and it felt great! It was a nice little acoustic show: David Glickstein (guitar) and Jason Arce (keys and sax) killed it in such a beautiful way. It was good to play in such an intimate place to such a new crowd. I stayed after to hear Blessing Offor (www.myspace.com/blessingoffor) perform, which is always an a fun, soulful, jazzy treat. He played a lot of love songs, I admit I cried during one. I know…sap.

House Music and Kibitzers

Filed under: Music Genres — Hope on June 5, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

Rainy rainy day,
all day nothing but rain,
guess I shouldn’t complain,
tomorrow I’ll see the sun again.

Walking home in the rain, Thai food to-go in hand, I noticed a 40-something year old woman wearing a “House Music Festival” t-shirt. I thought to myself, I know a little about House Music, but not much, what better time than now to really find out? To me, it’s always seemed like one of those forgotten genres of music, usually the artists are only known by people who spend most of their time looking for it or just searching for new music. I am not one of those types, I tend to stumble upon it, or hear about it from others. But I don’t even listen to the radio anymore, so I’m probably a pretty bad example of a music lover. But hey the music that I love I really do love. For those that don’t know House Music is a style of electronic music infused with soul, funk and disco, at least that’s what Webster says about it. (Speaking of Webster’s dictionary, today’s word of the day happens to be kibitzer: one who looks on and often offers unwanted advice or comment, which is what I’ll be doing on this here blog. If you don’t like that I apologize in advance.) So back to House Music. It actually originated in Chicago in the late 1970′s and early 1980′s. Then it moved on to New York and Detroit and eventually caught on in Europe. It seems like house music is predominantly played at clubs and as background for runway shows. This one track I just listened to had a beautiful violin underlying it’s reggae beat: “Jazz-Funk Mix” by Billy Davidson. I found a pretty cool rendition of Superfreak, which develops into other popular songs, on youtube.com. Check it out, it’s called “house-music SESSION by JOJO)”, it gets better the further it plays. The downside for those wanting to guard their eyes is that the video is a collage of half naked woman, so there’s your warning. Happy music hunting music lovers.

Yay for a new word: kibitzer!


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