Mike Geffner’s Inspired Word, one of New York City’s most popular indie performance series, presents Soundz & Vibez, featuring some of its best musical talent.
Hosted by Mike Geffner.
The night features…
Olivia is a multimedia artist, known for her award-winning songwriting, journalism, and comedic flair. She engages audiences with her looping machine, playing violin, guitar, and piano while singing and sharing stories. Her music career began at 15, and she has since performed globally, won Taiwan Idol, appeared on American Idol, and accumulated over 21 million YouTube views. Additionally, Olivia has judged singing competitions and written for TV shows. Beyond music, she’s a serial entrepreneur, starting her first business at 12, and has since founded nine more. Olivia overcame challenges as an emancipated youth from a family of immigrant refugees. She holds degrees in linguistics and journalism from UC Berkeley and is currently at Columbia Business School.
Born in Lewiston, Maine but now living in Washington Heights, Guy is a musical story-teller, searching always for the humor in things. After going around the sun many times, Guy's stories are based on truth, experience, and shortcomings - always with a little ad lib thrown in to make sure the rhymes and cadence works.
Influenced by such iconic musicians as Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, John Denver and Sheryl Crow, Guy played in bands in the 70’s and 80’s while living a nomadic existence - from Georgia to Florida to New England to the Bay Area.
Kitty and Gelisa
Brooklyn-based Justice Roes and Lindsay Krasna are both self-taught guitarists brought together by music and good friends. These songbirds started casually jamming and quickly expanded into a harmonizing acoustic duo, now known as Kitty and Gelisa. They will be accompanied by drummer Nancy Luduena.
Justice is a trained first soprano with a degree in musical theatre who studied music at Bowie and Towson University and was part of the University choir. She also sings professionally with a wedding band. Lindsay performed with her college acapella group, The Touchtones, and lists Joni Mitchell, Jewel, and the Indigo Girls as her major influences.
InspiredWordNYC was founded by longtime New York City journalist Mike Geffner in 2009.
Advance Tickets: 20.00 At the Door: 25.00
Approx Running Time: 120 Minutes
Genre: Live Music, Singer/Songwriter
Please Note: the venue has a 2-beverage minimum per person