Small Dream Ada and Guests

Small Dream Ada and Guests

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

What started as a collaboration between poet/songwriter Alaina Ferris and composer Tyler Gilmore, Small Dream Ada is darkly-hued indie hybrid ensemble, akin to artists such as Hanne Hukkleberg and Fiona Apple. “The gorgeous, ethereal sounds of musician/singer/composer Alaina Ferris make the experience truly special.” Adam R. Burnett, “Tyler Gilmore is lending his innovative composing and arranging skills to indie chamber group Small Dream Ada, which is highlighted by Alaina Ferris‘s stunning vocals. At times ethereal and dreamy, Golden Propeller is a gorgeous collaboration.” Jon Solomon, Westword Backbeat Alaina Ferris (vocals). Pier Luigi Salami (piano). Matt Schlatter (guitar). Marty Fowler (bass). Mike Beck (drums) Small Dream Ada will be playing an intimate show in SubTwine (underneath Entwine). Guest sets by songwriters Emilie Weibel and Hannah Read Sunday, June 23nd. 7pm. No Cover.

Emilie Weibel is a swiss-born vocalist and song-writer located in Brooklyn. She started her solo project "Omoo" in 2012. Her repertoire is a multi-lingual brew of experimental jazz, pop, and electronics including her originals. Emilie has studied jazz and improvisation with Gretchen Parlato, Ralph Alessi, and Jen Shyu. At the City College of New York, she had the chance to be in the same vocal class as Zack Foley who strongly influenced her vocal style. She also studies classical voice with Janet Steel. She is very inspired by Herman Melville, Madlib, Magic Malik and Jacques Mayol. The "Omoo" is the island wanderer. "Along with the glorious virtuoso jazz vocalist Fay Victor, Swiss miss Brooklynite Emilie Weibel is one of the shining lights leading Brooklyn's contingent of heavenly voices." - Brad Cohen, Village Voice

Hannah Read is an innovative, Brooklyn based songwriter and fiddler from Edinburg, Scotland. She regularly performs with her band with her band (Hannah Read), T.H.E.M and various other projects in the US and UK. Hannah has appeared onstage with Matt Glaser, Roy Hargrove, The Treacherous Orchestra, Fribo, Celine Dion, Emily Smith Trio, WILSEN, David Mayfield Parade, Laura Cortese, Darol Anger, Matt Glaser, M.Lui, Hanneke Cassel, Natalie Haas, Ewan Macpherson, Daimh, Maeve Gilchrist, Sarah Jarosz, The Boston Boys, Jesse Scheinin Band, Yesberger Band, Margaret Glaspy, Martyn Bennett and many many others.