Roses and Cigarettes – Friday July 3rd 2015 8:00pm
Live From Center Stage – Cape Cod Community Media Center
Roses and Cigarettes is a Los Angeles based musical duo. The band consists of Angela Petrilli and Jenny Pagliaro.Roses and Cigarettes was formed in 2013 by Angela Petrilli and Jenny Pagliaro. Jenny is originally from New England and moved to Los Angeles at 20 years old to pursue a career in the music industry. She has been singing as long as she can remember. Angela grew up in Los Angeles and started playing guitar when she was 9 years old. Roses and Cigarettes plays a wide variety of music, covers and originals.
Described as “the most tremendous talent of our time who brings to tears and makes aghast all who experience her muse”, Maki Hsieh is a classically trained violinist and a nine language, three-octave vocalist who weaves her way through genres to forge a powerful soundscape. Saturated with raw passion and fierce virtuousity, Maki’s fantasy shows, dramatic dancing and exotic glamour have galvanized fans from millenials to red carpet patrons.
After revered classical traditions including San Francisco Opera and prizes in violin and voice, Maki debuted in electronic music with her Skrillex cover which swept number one on the Los Angeles, National, and Global ReverbNation charts for five weeks. Maki has appeared before thousands in attendance at arenas such as StubHub Center, Progressive Field, Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) to exclusive audiences including Taiwan’s First Lady.Trained in piano since 4, Maki’s collaborative songwriting, violin shredding and pure-tone vocals have made her one of the most in-demand vocalist/violinist recording artist across genres.
Maki has lent her artistry to cinema, documentaries, EDM, ambient IDM, heavy metal and on the silver screen where she appeared in the World War II short film “A Song for Manzanar” opening the movie singing the theme song. A multifaceted creative force, Maki’s pursuit for innovation involves unique collaborations integrating LED technology, violin inventions, and other elements that create the most dimensional stage experience.
She has been feautured in The UNTZ, EDM Online, Millenial Magazine, Magnetic Magazine, Trap Style, THIS IS EDM, Japan LA Times, Taipei Times, The World Journal, Japan-Taiwan Magazine and others. Highlights for 2015 include her pro show, releasing her highly-anticipated debut album and performing the national anthem for the NFL.Maki graduated from the Johns Hopkins University while training at Peabody Conservatory with Berl Senofsky. Born mostly deaf, Maki is passionate about the transformative power of creative expression especially on human rights and child welfare. With her vision of artistry as a catalyst to transform, Maki’s music strives to touch audiences across boundaries, around the world.
September 5th – Shilpa Narayan
Georgia native Shilpa Narayan has never shied away from a challenge. Daily balancing of her full-time job and her music has not deterred this 25-year-old songstress from pursuing her passion and bearing her soul in her music. Shilpa’s debut album Stand Alone depicts her personal struggle with romantic relationships as well as the inner turmoil of identifying her true self.
Now working on her 2nd album, with the release of her 1st single “Renegade”, Shilpa is ready to take on the music scene at full speed. In just a short three-year period, Shilpa has progressed quickly on her road to self-discovery through pursuing her true passion: music. While studying business and marketing at Georgia Tech, Shilpa picked up the guitar in her spare time and taught herself to strum chords to accompany herself singing cover songs by Rihanna, Beyonce, and various other R&B artists she revered.
She began posting videos of herself singing on YouTube, and gradually, her views and associated videos reached 1 million hits. After moving to New York City to work as an analyst, Shilpa continued to quietly practice her music and post more videos on YouTube. She competed and won an open mic contest at Don Hills, which landed her a small management deal who then introduced her to various producers and musicians in NYC. Soon thereafter, she was performing in front of 1000+ crowds during Fashion Week 2010 as well as opening for hip hop artists Waka Flocka and Wale. These events compelled Shilpa to write her own music and a year later she released her debut album Stand Alone in May 2012. In October 2013, she performed in front of 120,000 people during the Diwali Times Square Show.
2 months later she partnered with MySpace to release her 1st video for “Renegade”, filmed in the Mohave Desert. Her music has already generated buzz on AOL Music, Vibe Magazine (Named Artist to Watch), thisis50.com, ChannelOne News, ArtistDirect, as well as praise from The Voice producer and host Carson Daly, who handpicked Shilpa’s submission to be sent directly to the show’s producers for consideration.
Even with her initial success, Shilpa realizes she still has a long road ahead. “I don’t think I knew going in, how difficult it would be and how eye-opening of an experience it would be,” recalls Shilpa about her first experiences with the music industry. “It really forces you to grow up and also become comfortable with who you are and the life decisions you make. This album reflects a lot about that inner struggle I’ve had, and I’m hoping others will relate to it.”