Elise Testone's All-Star Amy Winehouse Birthday Tribute
Paying tribute to the dearly departed Amy Winehouse, in honor what would have been her 36th birthday, is an All-Star band featuring Elise Testone, American Idol finalist and singer-songwriter, backed by members of Trey Anastasio Band, Prince, Snarky Puppy, American Idol, and more. The band will feature James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Mike ‘Maz’ Maher & Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Sylvester ‘Sly5thAve’ Onyejiaka (Prince, Ghost-Note), Deandre Brackensick (American Idol), Jesse Fischer (Sly5thAve), Jed Lingat, and Zachary Mullings (Lauryn Hill). The tour will play The Hamilton Live in Washington, DC on Thursday Sept. 12.
The Underwater Sounds play The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Underwater Sounds are a reggae/funk/fusion band based out of Philadelphia with soul, jazz, and psychedelic influences. They began as Sonni Shine & the Underwater Sounds and shortened the name after the 2012 release of their first full length, Que Se Queda.
The band has performed with many of their favorite influences including Snarky Puppy, Groundation, John Brown's Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Skints, the Slackers, Pimps of Joytime, and the Easy Star All Stars.
In 2015, the band won the PHL Live Competition (Philadelphia) in the World Music Category, and was invited to City Hall to receive an award acknowledging their contribution to Philadelphia's music history. In 2018 the band emerged from a 2 year hiatus and has since kept busy readying a new EP and tending various side projects including Sonni Shine, PanSong, Miss Cantaloupe, and Nik Greeley & the Operators.