Some of indie music’s brightest singers, songwriters and producers took over The Roxy on Sunset Strip Thursday night. Rachel Assil assembled a handful of talented friends to celebrate the release of her album, The Opus Unplugged, such as Timothy Bloom, Tha Boogie, Dezi Paige and others.
As soon as we entered the venue, Timothy Bloom’s performance began.
With a voice like Donny Hathaway and the sex appeal of D’Angelo, he wooed the crowd. His equally awesome band and backup singers added to rhapsody that he stirred. A woman next to us couldn’t help herself and screamed, Timothy! Will you marry me?!” Yes, he was that mesmerizing.
In between sets, DJ Paris Paul helped the crowd stay warmed up and interested. He was high energy the entire night with his mixes.
Ms. D-NICE, a percussionist/drummer, dubbed as the next Sheila E., did an on-the-spot performance where she timed her beats to every song that the DJ pumped out. The crowd went in a frenzy over her performance.
Shortly thereafter, Rachel Assil hit the stage.
Behind her Steinway & Sons piano, she belted out The Opus Unplugged, a sincere, soulful record touches on life, love, betrayal and deceit. “Cold Cold Coma” got the biggest reaction from the crowd. Definitely one of the standout tracks.
Make sure to get it on iTunes.
Tha Boogie finished off the fun-filled night.
Their energy level is off the charts!
Rachel hopped on stage to party with the duo.
We were all smiles and ringing ears afterwards. On our way out, we ran into Maya and Nandy of Heroine December.
Overall, great great great night. Supreme voices. Phenomenal music. Live music is everything!