Friday, April 26th we present a double bill with Petty/Chavez and Sophie Holt! Petty/Chavez are an acoustic singer-songwriter duo who create a memorable and intimate live music experience for audiences in Southern California and beyond. Simon Petty, frontman of the LA-based British band Minibar, and Celia Chavez, current backing singer for Enrique Iglesias, showcase their smoky vocal harmony and heartfelt, articulate songwriting on their debut EP, “Songs From the Second Floor.”
Having made an album with legendary producer T Bone Burnett upon his arrival in the States as frontman with the band Minibar, British singer-songwriter Simon Petty went on to tour the country extensively, eventually joining Pete Yorn’s band for several years. His time on the road gave him space to hone the unique brand of world-weary optimism and musical eclecticism that comes to light in his songs. With a distinctive voice somewhere between Nick Drake and Peter Gabriel, Petty’s songs often take listeners on an evocative, emotional journey.
Celia has quietly apprenticed twenty feet from the stardom of artists such as P!nk, Seal, Brandon Flowers, Melody Gardot and Julia Fordham as a backup singer. Most recently, Enrique Iglesias thrust her into the international spotlight as his featured romantic duet partner on tour. With "Dare To Love," her new collection of self-penned songs conceived on planes, hotels, and tour buses, Celia returns to the organic, wistful lyricism that has influenced her music since youth and showcases her unique clarity of vocal delivery.
Sophie Holt has always been musically inclined. From a young age she took to playing classical guitar and singing. She began writing her own songs as form of self expression. Sophie has graced many venues in Southern California, intriguing listeners with her soulful and sultry voice and winning over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. She loves to record and collaborate with other artists and has expressed desire to help bring awareness and raise funds for good causes. Originating from the UK, Sophie now resides in Ojai, California. Her latest song "Nothing Lasts Forever" can be heard along side featured artists Lissie, Jack Johnson, Mia Dyson, Ted Lennon and many more on the compilation Album "The Alchemy of Fire - Songs to heal the Ojai Valley".
The show starts at 7:30, and there is a $20 suggested donation at the door.