Thu, Nov 16 • 7:00PM
The Music Room
DJ JELLY PRESENTS: PRE TURKEY JAM
Featuring: JOHN BOY & SURROUND SOUND / ALEX RODRIGUEZ & THE CARTEL / WHOAA / LS LANE / DIGIGOST / JAY TURNER
$10 AT DOOR OR $5 WITH FIVE CANS OF FOOD
PRE TURKEY JAM
JOHN BOY & SURROUND SOUND
Johnathan “John Boy” Wright is a songwriter, musician, and emcee.His musical works include songs by:Soulja Boy”,Ying Yang Twins”,“Mike Jones”,Young joc etc.
ALEX RODRIGUEZ & THE CARTEL
Take one look at this genre-bending, culture-shocking duo, and one could see how their name fits so appropriately. Hailing from Atlanta, Ga and Cincinnati, Ohio respectively, the artist known as “Dolla” and female vocalist “Ring” collectively make up the group titled WHOAA (pronounced WHOAA!). With their polished sound delivery and a eye-catching image oozing with commercial sensibility, equipped with a highly energetic stage presence, this duo is a like a breath of fresh air in today’s crowded music scene. Female member “Ring”, a fiery blonde, pop-rock diva with a “Britney meets Lita Ford” vocal edge, who formerly recorded under “Slim” Williams & Cash Money Records, brings out the sexier edge of WHOAA. The other half, “Dolla”, a genre-defying lyricist with retro 80s “funk” flair, with much versatility that seamlessly weaves Hip-Hop and Pop, brings quite the dynamic balance to WHOAA.
Ashley “Ring” was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduate of SCPA (School for Creative and Performing Arts), signed her first record deal with Cash Money Records in 2008 and released music featuring Lil Wayne in 2011. Ring first worked with “Dolla”, during a late night recording session for Dolla’s former group EDUBB in 2013. After re-discovering past history and noticing the organic chemistry, Ring mentioned the idea to record more songs, which ultimately spawned into a full project, and newly formed duo, WHOAA was born.
Darren “Dolla” Murphy was born in Decatur, GA, and began his musical pursuit at the age of 16, as a founding member of the successful independent hip-hop trio, EDUBB. Mostly known from their “tongue in cheek” contributions, the viral hit “Whooty”, with over 12 million youtube views, Dolla not only performed with the group, but also handled all marketing and brand duties and co-owned the independent label, selling over 80,000 digital units.
WHOAA’s debut EP “The Day It All Changed” is a culmination of a new sound that’s been crafted over the course of a year, with emerging producer Mike Maven (production credits for Atlantic Records/Warner Brothers). Leading off with their catchy “Let the Good Times Roll”, Top-40 radio anthem “Crusin” and the heavy ballad “Unconditional”, in which the group hopes will inspire a new movement for love and peace in today’s hectic times. “We just want to spread Love and Hope to those that might be Hopeless, to show the world that music is still a healing tool”, says Ring. With an acronym like “When Hearts Open And Attract”, its clear to see WHOAA, is on a mission with ambitious intentions. The band is currently focused on their highly energetic stage set along with touring festivals abroad, with hopes of winning over new fans, upon releasing the EP in the Fall/Winter of 2015.
In 2006 Jericko Digigost born Josh Blake Earl in Decatur, Georgia set out to pursue a career in music production. Working with the basics ( FL Studio) like most starting producers, he began crafting a sound that was like no other. He picked up the bass guitar in late 2006 and began his musical journey, playing with multiple bands through out 2007 - present. Being the low end salvation for multiple Atlanta Hip - Hop bands including Sa'j 7 and Heavy Mojo, as well as hardcore/ grindcore bands such as Ophan Grinder and Las Vegas Indie Dance Rock Group Cynics. Jericko began creating his own musical persona, therefore creating his stage name Digigost which was derived from his first solo EP Titled " Digigtal Ghost", in which he released in October 2010. From there he made his debut on the Atlanta Hip/hop , Indie Rock Underground scene as a dynamic performer who's amazing stage presence and musical ability caught the eye's /ears of local underground radio host from Emory University Radio as well as Radio Host Tino Panama on a local AM station. Playing gigs around Atlanta as a solo performer who occasionally, preferably for live events, uses the most talented A-1 players in Atlanta whom he has gained long lasting friendships with. As a self- produced artist Digigost has made remarkable improvements to his sound and musical ability, challenging himself to take the next step in the evolution of his sound. That would be proven on his debut album titled " Z.O.E. ( Zephyrs of Enigma)", which was released in Jun 2013. This album prove his ability to make a album that was completely different from anything that was and has come out on the music scene. This 13 track album consist of songs that push the status quo of music coming from an urban artist. With songs like " Summer My Number" and "Survive" it definitely shows that Digigost is an artist of supreme and creativity and originality. Along with putting on the director's hat in shooting his own music videos he's also been trying his hand at scoring movies. His debut film composition "Suture" a short film by director Todd Jacobs is another testament to his amazing creativity and musicianship. Digigost is currently planning a tour to promote his previous releases as well as preparing to enter the studio for his sophomore release that's projected for a early 2015 release.