with Brenda Carsey, Willow Stephens, Katie Ferrera
Moroccan Lounge Presents: Brenda Carsey with Willow Stephens and Katie Ferrara [January 22nd / 7:30PM / 18+ / $17 advance, $25 day of show] Join us for this incredible evening of live music featuring three unique and talented artists in celebration of the release of Brenda Carsey's long awaited album "Cognizance"!
Brenda Carsey is a Los Angeles-based vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Her music has been described as unmistakable, unique, brilliant, timeless, playful, and larger than life R&B/Soul and Progressive Pop. Carsey’s voice is uninhibited with a virtuosic range, mixing a syrupy sweet sound with a beautiful soulful darkness. She will stop you in your tracks with poetic lyrics, fluid melodies, engaging chord progressions, funky rhythms, and a voice filled with passion and soul. 2022 has brought the release of four new singles, all from her much anticipated upcoming full-length album "Cognizance" which is set for release at the top of 2023.
Brenda Carsey has played at heavy hitting music festival Lightning in a Bottle opening for The California Honeydrops and Orgone, Feed LA Festival opening for Daniel Lanois and Lantz Lazwell, and Echo Park Rising Festival 5 years in a row to name a few. Carsey has toured the entire Western US (California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona), has toured throughout Alaska, and also frequents Nashville and New York. In her home base of Los Angeles she has performed on the iconic stages of Moroccan Lounge (headlined), The Hotel Cafe (headlined), The Bootleg Theater (co-headline with Karmic), The Teragram Ballroom (opening for Chris Ayer), The Satellite, The Hi-Hat, Harvard & Stone (headlined + residency) and more. Carsey is sponsored by companies Dexibell (keyboard) and Sennheiser (microphones) and has been featured in LadyGunn, Earmilk, Metal Magazine, Notion, LA Weekly, Grimy Goods, Atwood Magazine, Culture Collide, Buzzbands.LA, and more.
Carsey has been studying music and performing since the age of five. From choirs, orchestras, and marching bands to soul, jazz, rock, pop, folk, hip hop, and electronic groups, cabaret stage shows, and solo projects, it seems Carsey has done it all. She plays both piano and guitar and performs both solo and with a full band ranging in size and instrumentation depending on the show. Carsey also produces electronic music and has been featured as an instrumentalist and vocalist on many projects in partnership with Netflix (Easy Bake Battle, Babysitter’s Club, Better Call Saul, Tiger King The Musical), The Voice (TV Show), Joy Ride (award winning short film), Rapture (Versa Media show), as well as on albums by Whitney Tai, Cesar Saez, Phoebe Silva, Kid Lightning, Clark Chimp, and Feral Kizzy.
Katie Ferrara is a full-time working musician and award winning singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. As a performing artist, her repertoire covers folk and pop music from the 60's to present and her songwriting can be best described as "honest and authentic music" with at times, an "ethereal flair". Katie began her career with humble roots, performing on weeknights and weekends for tips as a busker on the streets of Burbank, Santa Monica, and various farmers markets all over Los Angeles. Since then, she has made an international name for herself playing at street festivals all over Europe and New New Zealand through the Toyota Feeling the Street program. She competed in and won first place in an online music competition called “Musicash”. The contest concluded with her performing with her band at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. She has released several albums as an unsigned independent artist including “Dream Catcher” (2016) and “Break Free” (2020). Both albums were funded by the generous support of her fans off social media. Her music can also be found on the Season 5 premiere of the Hallmark TV show "Good Witch". As a QSC sponsored artist, Katie performs regularly at 5 star hotels, restaurants, and private parties around Los Angeles. She is also passionate about aligning her music with charities and causes such as Whole Planet Foundation, Children’s Foundation of America and Water.org. Most recently Katie was flown to South Korea to participate in the 2022 GJ Busker World Cup where she won 5th place out of 100 performers and a generous cash prize. She has also released new music including her single "Wolf Cry" in November of 2022.