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The AcA brings together some of the most promising new music stars from Louisiana. Discover the music and stories from rising stars like Dianella and the Arrows (New Orleans), Chapel Hart (New Orleans), Sick Ride (Lafayette), Berkley the Artist (New Orleans), and more!
A classical violinist turned rock vocalist with her head stuck in the clouds, Dianella delivers songs of imaginative and inquisitive lyrics driven by compelling rhythms. This pop fusion is merged together by a traditional rhythm section and classical string trio. Conducted by her powerful voice and warm energy, the result is electric.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/vW0opq2tRjE
Franklin Davis IV is “Berkley the Artist.” A singer, songwriter, actor, author and vocal coach.
Trained formally at Dillard University with a B.A. in Vocal Performance, Berkley also earned his M.S. in Speech Communication at Minnesota State University. He is a 2017 & 2018 BILLBOARD charting recording artist as former lead vocalist and songwriter for Water Seed.
Additional credits include vocal production/songwriting for Emmy Nominated Tisha Campbell and Les Twins. Berkley is a featured soloist on Tank and the Bangas’ remake of “What the World Needs Now” featuring PJ Morton and David Shaw of The Revivalists. Tours include International Chinese and Korean pop-stars Jane Zhang and Annale. He’s also placed in BET’s Sunday Best top 10 (2010). With strong roots in soul, gospel and classical music he offers a unique and brilliant sound to his singing and songwriting.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/GdtkTlZ-cUI
SICK RIDE. /sik rīd/ pronoun. A Disco-Death-Rock musical act composed of two over-zealous frontmen shimmering in silver and gold garments. An entity created to organize original sound waves into a mystical blend of dirt and shine using only two voices, four hands, and four feet.
Johnny Silver and Tommy Gold are here to deliver the party with a unique blend of dirt and shine. Heavy fuzz bass, primal drums, and dual harmonious vocals merge to form this perfect spicy cocktail.
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yM2Di3teBs