Southern Soul Blues Tour Set Nov. 17 at F. Burton Smith Regional Park in Cocoa
By Space Coast Daily // November 4, 2018
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Half Pint Productions will present the Southern Soul Blues Tour on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the F. Burton Smith Regional Park, located at 7575 West King Street in Cocoa.
The Southern Soul Blues Tour is hosted by Ms. Mary and will feature Nathaniel Kimble, Chris Ivy, Rhomey, Simmer Wolfe, Franky Soul City, Ida Lee and Kenny Cox.
Gates will open at 12 noon and showtime is 3 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs.
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Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children under 12 are free and youth age 12-17 are $5. Vendor space is also available and for tickets or information call 386-848-2411 or 407-468-1748.
See more below about the exciting Southern Soul Blues Tour lineup set to perform on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the F. Burton Smith Regional Park, located at 7575 West King Street in Cocoa.
True southern girl at heart Ida Lee, has been singing her way into the hearts of many for years across the Gulf Coast. Born and raised in Mobile, AL (The birthplace of Mardi Gras), the artist has never been afraid to venture out from her roots and explore other places, spending some of her years throughout the state of Texas.
Coming from a family of singers, Ida Lee was foreseen to have the gift of singing. Her father was a member of a band titled “Red Alert” for several years. On her mother’s side of the family all of her aunts had the gift and although it skipped her mom, Mom and one of the aunts noticed early on that Ida Lee had a voice that was fit to be heard by the world. The fact that she has charisma and the ability to captivate a crowd was just an added plus and gave a driving force to her family and friends to persuade her to pursue a career in the music industry.
Forced to be in the church choir at the age of nine, Ida Lee had no idea of what she was being set up for or that she would learn to love music. Once she opened her mouth, from that day forward she has never wanted to stop singing. Growing up, Whitney Houston and Patti Labelle were the two women who musically influenced her, but now as an up and coming artist, she feels that anyone who has made it can be an influence. The artist defines her music as intimate and laid back.
Ida Lee lives by the quote “Life is like a song, you choose your melody”. With her southern hospitality and pretty girl swag, she captivates audiences whenever she steps onto a stage. Bringing a new refreshing sound, this free-spirited artist is undeniably someone who you will be hearing from for years to come.
FRANKY MR. SOUL CITY
Franky “Mr. Soul City” Southern Soul/Blues newest face is on the move, capturing the audience/listeners with his hard work ethic and appearances with big names such as TUCKA, BIG POKEY BEAR, CALVIN RICHARDSON, BIGG ROBB, SIR CHARLES JONES and many more.
Bringing his Party Blues and Stepping style of music “Mr. Soul City” is definitely a party starter. Currently on tour with SOUL DYNASTY MUSIC GROUP a powerful movement in this Southern Soul circuit Franky “Mr. Soul City” has touch (3) STATES such as Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi with multiple cities and more to come.
So fasten your seatbelts and take a ride for what about to head your way to a city near you, what Franky likes to call the “SOUL CITY MUSIC EXPERIENCE” now also booking with a band.
Summer Wolfe was born in a small town in Louisiana. She started singing at the ripe age of five when she was put into the Tot Choir at her church by her parents where she found herself graduating to the Young Adult Choir and then the Adult Choir.
At the age of 17 she joined a local band from which Summer Blues was born. Soon after graduating she attended Northwestern State University where she studied Business Administration. At the age of 21 Summer was signed to a small independent record label City Traxx, out of Baton Rouge, LA. Robert Martin, Owner. Performing as the artist then known as Lade’ Vee at JMJJ Radio Station in Shreveport Louisiana under the management of John Wilson where she remained for four years opening up for major artists at concerts that the radio station sponsored.
Summer Wolfe became a club owner in 2013 and started a Friday Night Live Blues show where she would open for major artists that she booked. Summer has since then released songs such as “You’re My Craving”, “Shaking What My Momma Gave Me”, “Good Ole Country Boy”, “Better Leave You Alone” just to name a few. In 2018 Summer released “Something Gotta Give” written and produced by TK Soul.
Nakia “Rhomey” Rhone Sr was Born on March 12, 1975 in Jonesboro, Louisiana to Edward and Doris Smith, and raised in Winnfield, Louisiana. He began singing at the age of 16 in his local church choir, and after being told by many that he had a great voice and unique singing style, he began competing in local talent shows and touched the hearts of many.
At 21, Rhomey began recording music and connected with artists from Houston, Texas and started working with World Bound Entertainment. A year later, he joined a band called the Azamar, created by Southern Soul great TK Soul. Their first album Called the Remix, proved to be the foundation for more music to come. Rhomey branched out to pursue a solo career and was invited to a studio session to record his first single, “Lonely Man” which was produced by TK Soul.
More songs followed, “Do You Really Love Me,” “What’s that Dance,” and his #1 hit single, “Head Bad,” dominated the music charts and earning him a seat at the table among the Southern Soul giant. Dubbed the Chris Brown of Southern Soul for his dance moves, Rhomey’s career has expanded to writing, producing, and acting. It was TK Soul who gave him the name “Rhomey Rhone” where he is known throughout the country and all over the world.
Chris Ivy was born and raised in the town of Moorhead, MS located 20 miles outside of Greenwood, MS. Growing up in the heart of the MS Delta blues where blues music was and still is predominate Chris, was accustomed to listening to blues music and even getting a chance to learn about blues and its culture from local and passer-by musicians. Chris would often listen to artist he idolized such artists as B.B. King, Bobby Rush, and Marvin Sease.
Hoping to one day become a blues singer Chris Ivy set out to show he was determined and, that through his own individuality and, creativity that he could and would be just as good as the greats. In 2008 Chris created H.B. Programs with help of songwriter and producer Trevell Williams. In June of that same year Chris was able to release his debut album entitled “Just Doing Me.”
Having much success from his first radio single “Turn Road” off the album led Chris to be able to perform with great artist such as Nathaniel Kimble, Mississippi Slim, Sweet Angel, Lebrado, Walter Waiters, Omar Cunningham, Denise LaSalle, OB Buchanon, Mr. Sam, J Blackfoot, Ms. Judy, Donnie Ray, Andre Lee, David Brinston, LaMorris Williams, Adrena, Willie Clayton, and Tre Williams, Chris even had the chance to open shows for Calvin Richardson and TK Soul. From there has been able to create and capture a large and loyal fan base across Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and, Florida selling out multiple solo headlined shows.
Chris has since completed his 2nd album entitled “CERTIFIED” that includes popular songs such as “Don’t Nobody Wanna Be Lonely”, “Certified “Coochie Lover”, “Spend A Lil Time With You”, and, getting the last single released from “CRETIFIED” “Hey Mr Dj” national radio play.
With a large radio presence Chris was able to be a big crowd draw with his attention grasping powerful performances on multiple tours including “The Young Guns of Southern Soul Tour”, the “All Blues Saturday Road Show” hosted by Ms. Beverly McDowell and Ms. Nikki DeMarks, and the “Country Gone Wild Tour” partnering with Big YaYo. Mr. Chris Ivy is a must have for all music lovers.
Nathaniel Kimble was born in Beniot, Mississippi, a small town 15 miles northeast of Greenville, Mississippi. It was here that Nathaniel found his talent for singing as he sung in the church choir. Even though he loved gospel music dearly he had a keen interest in the blues. Nathaniel collected blues singers’ music from all around
the world and learned their lyrics. He was inspired by well known artists such as, the late Tyrone Davis, Johnny Taylor, Marvin Sease, and Willie Clayton. He finally realized it was time to To put his talent in front of an audience and started singing in an area club where the crowd showed much appreciation. Nathaniel enjoyed having fun. and He has also performed with the Late BB king.
Singing the tunes of other artist but he had not felt the ultimate feeling of having his own songs. He secretly started writing and recording and later released his first album in 2000 “Can U Bagg It Up?” and it became a smash hit across the world. He recorded his second album in 2002,”Please Don’t Go”and “Ghetto Club” which
was requested by popular demand.
Mardi Gras Records reserved all rights to the third album ” Better Get Ready” and Nathaniel released his fourth album in 2005 called Sensational, “2 Steps” reached # 5 on the radio charts and “Happy” became a feel-good song that became popular with his fans. Nathaniel did not take a break and went back in the studio in 2006 to record his fifth album “Baby I’m Back” and with another hit “You Make Me Happy.”
Nathaniel decided to take a break to devout more time with his family which allowed him to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. He returned to the studio in 2009 to release his next album Mama in memory of his mother that became #3 on the Blues Critic Charts.
Then he released his next album in 2012 called “Full of that juice” and had three hit songs “Let Me Luv U”, Full Of That Juice” and the remix of “ Can You bagg It Up” which are all a popular request and demand on the radio as well as at his live performance and the New Cd is about to be Released. it’s called still Here also the hot single with TK soul Called clap ya hands if ur sexy Also performed with Big pokey and Tucker.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children under 12 are free and youth age 12-17 are $5. Vendor space is also available and for tickets or information
For tickets and more information about the Southern Soul Blues Tour set for Saturday, Nov. 17 at the F. Burton Smith Regional Park, call 386-848-2411 or 407-468-1748.
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