Tour Around Town: Music Scene Fundraiser [Online]
Then available on demand through May 16
Sliding scale admission, pay-what-you-can: $5–25.
No one turned away for lack of funds; email firstname.lastname@example.org about free community tickets
• • HOW TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY • •
- Reserve your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets.
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- If you encounter any issues tuning in, please contact email@example.com for a quick follow-up. (But please, check your spam first!)
Ticket sales benefit the following participating venues:
• • WATCH HERE • •
When recording artist Bovian began his career in music he found himself in quite a predicament – a city under lockdown with nowhere to perform. He took to rooftops and public spaces and started gaining a local following and reputation for thinking outside the box. Now, in participation with several local venues, he’s taking the show indoors and raising much needed donations for venues and small business owners whose livelihood have been threatened by the pandemic.
The Seattle “Tour Around Town” took place at several iconic music venues including Paramount Theatre, Lo-Fi, Café Nodro and Rendezvous. Performances were filmed and recorded by headliner Bovian along with disco-pop duo Bijoux and solo performer Yawa.
The goal of the project was to get members of the local performing arts community back to work and raise much needed operating capital to help venues stay afloat.
All ticket sales for the streaming show will be donated to the participating venues based on need.
Bovian is on a journey to fulfill the promise he made to his dying soulmate and closest friend, Chris – to share his passion for music with the world. After two decades of writing songs and playing music as a private, personal hobby, Bovian released his first extended play album, “Dom Bovian” on the one year anniversary of Chris’s death in August, 2020.
The album title is named in reference honor of Chris “Dom” (pronounced: dome) – the Polish word for home, and “Bovian”, the nick-name that he and partner Chris called each other. This collection of songs is a sampling of the full-length album that Bovian is currently recording. Each song creates a scene for the listener as they join Bovian on the raw and emotional journey of the grieving process through familiar pop/rock beats accompanied by unique and often comforting sounds.
Bijoux conjures the carefree opulence of the ‘70s & ‘80s in their iteration of infectious disco. Channeling the diamantine, deep-cut elegance of the past, Bijoux’s players share a history rich in theatricality. A pillar of Seattle’s Capitol Hill nightlife, Adé A Cônnére has been involved in the local theater and cabaret scene for years. Jayson Kochan is likewise no stranger to the stage, performing as the solo musical act Airport for over a decade, as well as touring with psych-rock shamans Midday Veil, and most recently with the electronic post-punk rocker foursome DYED. Drawing influence from early electronic disco nonpareils such as Giorgio Moroder, Pet Shop Boys, and Cerrone, Bijoux brings a new wave of chic, sex, and glamour to the Seattle stage.
Yawa is a songwriter and producer from Memphis,TN and currently based in Portland, OR. In her one-woman performance, she builds vocal and instrumental loops from synth, drum machine, kalimba, and guitar creating atmospheric textures. Yawa surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas while skipping vocally from soul-shaking gospel to smooth jazz. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical and magical surprise.