Presented by Pier Entertainment, The Soundcheck Series highlights eight dynamic artists over eight weeks, showcasing a multi-genre collection of young, buzzworthy acts in an unforgettable concert experience and one-of-a-kind industry event. Each exciting installment features prominent music professionals, ranging from label execs to songwriters and media personalities, all of whom have etched their marks on Philadelphia’s brilliant music legacy.
Week after week, these accomplished experts present their hand-selected artist for a full hourlong performance, setting the stage for Soundcheck talent to showcase the complete, impressive range of their artistry. In addition, audiences get a glimpse into the backstage stories behind the growth and development of each act.
Hosted at one of Philadelphia’s newest concert venues—Pub Webb Live—the intimate music event provides a unique opportunity for media, fans and insiders to discover the area’s best talent within a forum booming with young energy, professional production and state-of-the-art sound.
This 8-week residency will take place Tuesday nights at Pub Webb Live and kicks off on June 2nd with BriaMarie, alongside 19x GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and Philly360 Creative Ambassador Carvin Haggins. The opening night special edition will also mark the release day celebration of BriaMarie’s long-anticipated debut album Freshman! The series will wrap up on July 28th with acclaimed singer/songwriter Lydia Rene.
Time: 8pm – 12am
Cover: $10, $25 VIP
A classically-trained pianist and accomplished musician, Lydia René’s sound is best described as indie, vibrant soul. With influences ranging from Jill Scott and Phyllis Hyman to James Taylor and Carole King, Lydia’s blended sound will take audiences to a higher musical plateau.
Lydia has shared the stage with GRAMMY Award winning and nominated artists such as Eric Roberson and many more. She has also had the opportunity to work with acclaimed producers and musicians like Tejumold and Johari Newton (Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, Jazmine Sullivan), Rick Carlos (Jennifer Lopez, Nelly), Harry Wilson (John Legend, Kindred The Family Soul), Damon “Mr. Dizzy Fingers” Bennett (Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake), and Stan Davis (Kindred The Family Soul, Kelly Rowland, Teena Marie).
As a native of Mount Holly, New Jersey, Lydia gained her musical experience by performing at music venues all over nearby Philadelphia. Now, Lydia resides in Los Angeles CA where she just finished working on her debut studio album “Vintage Heart”. Lydia teamed up with GRAMMY nominated producer Jameel Roberts (Usher, J. Cole, Nicki MInaj) as well as very accomplished producer/musician Harry Wilson (John Legend, Kindred The Family Soul) & Rick Carlos (Nello, J-Lo) to create a sound all her own. She’s the proud winner of the 2014 LAMN JAM competition (previously won by Aloe Blacc). While in LA, Lydia has had the opportunity to perform at the Taste Of Soul Family Festival (which draws a crowd of over 250,000) along with other performers such as Antonique Smith, Tyrese, Syleena Johnson, Tank, and Raheem Devaughn.
While Lydia René continues to build upon her ever-growing fan base, she hopes to one day reach the level of music’s greatest singer/songwriters and musicians. Her debut album “Vintage Heart” (which was released on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015) is now available for purchase exclusively on Bandcamp (lydiarene.bandcamp.com).