Double Header Dessy DiLauro & D.on Darox

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Double Header Dessy DiLauro & D.on Darox
Friday, August 30, 2013 9:30 PM
Harvelle's Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA
  • 21 & over
  • Two drink minimum
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  • Dessy Di Lauro's Neo-Ragtime

    Dessy Di Lauro's Neo-Ragtime

  • D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers

    D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers

Set Times:
  • 09:30 AM - D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers
  • 11:00 AM - Dessy Di Lauro's Neo-Ragtime
Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two drink minimum
Dessy Di Lauro's Neo-Ragtime:
Los Angeles-based award-winning singer Dessy Di Lauro delivers a unique flavor of original music self-described as ‘Feathered Fro-Hawk Futuristic Art Deco Centric Harlem Renaissance Hep Music’, with a live show incorporating elements from the ''Speakeasy Era''. Her Neo-Ragtime Jamboree show transports you back to the days of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920-30’s with her added flavor of urban contemporary edge. 
 
On stage, Di Lauro is backed by tap dancers and her top-notch band led by her producer/musical director/pianist, Ric'key Pageot, who himself, is heading out for his 3rd world tour with the Queen of Pop, Madonna, later this year.
 
Di Lauro released her latest album, ‘This Is Neo-Ragtime’ in 2013 to critics acclaim, voted ‘Album of The Year’ by the highly regarded Soultracks.com Music Critics. Di Lauro is set to release her new EP this summer followed by a tour in parallel with Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour across select cities in North America and Europe.
 
AFROPUNK praises the vocalist’s “...Blend [of] hip-hop, soul, RnB, and ragtime into a sound and style that looks back on the last 100 years of black culture while simultaneously looking forward.”
 
Music Connection Magazine remarks Di Lauro as one of the nation’s  “Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists and Bands’’.  They praise ‘’… One doesn’t expect to see such a level of ability and preparation in a small club environment. Musical director Ric’key Pageot deserves a great deal of credit for organizing and directing such a spectacle, but it is clear that the star is Dessy Di Lauro…’’  
 
LA Weekly also raves, “Di Lauro's honeyed vocals wind sinuously through a merry jumble of speakeasy-era stride piano and sophisticatedly modern R&B arrangements. Her original songs are smart, sassy and sensual, layered with funky horn retorts and jazzy harmonies.”

In December 2014, Di Lauro and Pageot premiered, to an outstanding public reception, their self-produced stage-production show, ''The Jamboree starring Dessy Di Lauro'' at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas inside the Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ballroom with a series of shows leading up to New Year's Eve.
 
Dessy Di lauro’s Neo-Ragtime is not just a show, it’s an experience. Women and men are encouraged to come dressed dapper, and be ready to shake a tail feather.

 
D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers: “Was it Louis Armstrong who said the blues weren’t necessarily intended to be an expression of sadness, but rather a cure for it? In that spirit, Agonizing Sad Beauties is the perfect soundtrack for the new depression — the fiddle parts alone could replace a week’s worth of Prozac. Soulful, poignant and skillfully executed, this recording is at once nostalgic and refreshing. Imagine young Tom Waits cradling an accordion on Bourbon Street with a full band beside him and a fifth of whiskey at his feet. The band calls it dirty gypsy — indeed, it seems to leave a gritty residue on the listener. A sample of its well-crafted and memorable lyrics: “You pushed me up against the glass of the Nicholby’s thrift shop, which used to be an antique store and before that it was another thrift shop, and you smiled a smile that you don’t hand out too often.” ” Michel Cicero - Ventura County Reporter