I AM PR Concerts : Tunde Olaniran and Maria Rose & The Swiss Kick Team Up To Play The Blind Pig!
Tunde Olaniran and Maria Rose & The Swiss Kick Team Up To Play The Blind Pig!
Show takes place in Ann Arbor, MI, August 2nd @ 930pm!
July 16th, 2012 – NEW YORK CITY, New York – Tunde Olaniran is at the top of his game, therefore, he likes to surround himself with others like him! On August 2nd, 2012, Tunde will take the stage with another up and coming act from his hometown, Maria Rose & The Swiss Kicks! Rounding out the bill are Ann Arbor mainstays Charlie Slick and Celsius Electronics.
Tunde is excited, and has this to share : “ I’m excited to bring a visually arresting performance to the Blind Pig. We’ve brought Celsius Electronics to Flint so it’s great to now come play their hometown. It’s always a treat to be on a bill where ALL of the artists are at the top of their game, in terms of song-writing and performance.”
Tunde is touring to support his recent EP “The First Transgression,” a 4 track opus blending soul, techno, and r&b. Tunde has also scored national attention with posts on MTVIggy, and MTV.com! The album, and all things Tunde related can be found via the I AM PR Agency blog!
Doors open at 930pm, and the ticket fee is $5 for adults and $8 for anyone under 21. Hope to see you there!
About Tunde Olaniran :
As the child of an American social-activist mother and Nigerian Christian immigrant father, Tunde Olaniran has been instilled with the infusion of culture, consciousness, and rhythm since birth. Growing up, he lived in Germany, Nigeria, and England before settling in Flint, MI for his late adolescence
where he was exposed to urban, folk, and soul influences of the small, humble city as well as a strong jazz influence on his mom’s behalf. With eclectic influences surrounding him and the discovery of his budding talent, he was prompted in 2003 to submit an audition videotape to the first annual Chicago Idol competition. From over 1,500 contestants, the young crooner made it to the final 15, receiving props from a then-unknown Kanye West, and sharing the stage with R. Kelly and Syleena Johnson. It was then that Tunde got a taste for what he would begin to pursue.
On his musical journey, Tunde has fronted the popular rock band Taste This!, recorded the well- received debut solo album, Infinite Modulation, and teamed up with fellow musician Brian Preczewski to form the dynamic duo, Stereoluxxx. In the winter of 2008, Tunde collaborated with Berlin duo Chris De Luca Vs. Phon.o for their album Supercontinental, writing and performing three tracks. He then toured Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia), sharing the stage with acts like Switch, Ebony Bones, Diplo, XXXChange, and Jahcoozi. Along with performing overseas, Tunde’s records “I’m So Trill” and “Superconfidential” receive airplay on international radio stations such as Radio 1, Radio Fritz, Jam FM, Motor FM, and FM4. In the States, his songs “Champion” and “I Got It” receive regular airplay on WKUF-LP 94.3 Kettering Radio. He has performed at SXSW, Detroit’s Movement Fest, Vancouver’s Olio Festival, and Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival.
Weird, soulful, hypermodern, catchy, Afrofuturist. All of these words have been used by listeners to describe Tunde’s style. One moment, a chorus of vocals soar over Brazilian pandeiro and synths, the next, he sings quietly over a minimal Casio keyboard, 808, and gulping tablas. Armed with a strange, wonderful new sound, solid vocals, and commanding stage presence, Tunde is prepared to share his music with the world.
He released The First Transgression (Part 1) EP that features the hit single “Cobra”. The music video for the song landed on MTV and earned him the title of MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week. Original in every way from the the look, the style, the sound, and even down to the name, Tunde Olaniran is an artist you won’t soon forget.
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