Olivia K. Presents Planet Joy featuring The Parkers & Special Guests at The Loft (Standing Room Ticket) - 2/22Friday, February 22 2019 7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
Olivia K. Presents Planet Joy featuring The Parkers & Special Guests at The Loft (Standing Room Ticket) - 2/22
at The Loft at City Winery
Olivia K is making her mark in the music scene in New York City. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Olivia grew up singing and dancing in a Guyanese-American household to the music of Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder, mixed together with Calypso & Dancehall music, on a bedrock of gospel music she sang in Baptist church. These musical forces came together at Columbia University, where Olivia earned her Bachelor Degree in Music. She’s expanded her talents around New York City by performing in genres from country to jazz, all the while showcasing her original songs with her band, The Parkers. "Power," a triumphant and self-empowered funk number, was released as the video single from her eponymous debut EP. Her second EP is scheduled for release in mid-year 2019.
Olivia K and The Parkers play to jam-packed crowds at their monthly residence at The Groove, and have twice rocked the house at SoFar Sounds NYC. In early 2018, the band gave a showstopping performance with accompanying dancers at Brooklyn's The Knitting Factory for Olivia's 4th Annual Birthday Show. Olivia has collaborated live with the Songwriters Orchestra at The New School, 54 Below, and Le Poisson Rouge. “Planet Joy,” her 5th Annual Birthday Show, promises to deliver all the magic from last year’s celebration, and much more.
Planet Joy is a multimedia experience intertwining music, dance, and visual media as an escape from the everyday world for the evening. Leave behind the cynicism for a utopia of an idealistic society created for the people to feel fearless, purposeful, and be radiant genuine beings. Come experience Olivia K sing soul music, throw down on the dance floor, and inspire you with all the human spirit is capable of. Planet Joy is a euphoric space where you can be yourself, feel ecstatic about life, and be inspired by the purposeful connections the performances will lead you to. As a spectator of the show, you’re more than welcome sing along when inspired, dance when you’re body says move, all the while being transported to a sphere of awe experiencing this spectacle!