(L to R): Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols
Atlanta, GA, May 16, 2013 / PitchEngine — The one thing that sets greatness apart from the ordinary is longevity and last night Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols proved once again why they produce Atlanta’s #1 monthly music series.
ATL Live on the Park celebrated its birthday with a twist last night. Not only did music fans enjoy live performances by two of music industries up and coming new artists; Canjelae and India Shawn, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols invited comedian’s Joe Clair and Mario Tory to add some laughter to the mix.
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The birthday celebration kicked-off with a performance by Bermuda songbird Canjelae. Known for her unique blend of or R&B, pop and rock and roll, Canjelae began her performance with a cover of Usher’s Bad Girl. The sultry artist closed her set with new music titled First Time and Promise Me.
Up and coming comedian, Mario Tory kept the night going by giving a gut-busting performance that had the crowd laughing out of control. The down to earth comedian joked about everything from his kids to hair extensions and eye lashes. The comedian recommended the following advice…”Don’t have a family member give you a lace front weave.”
Top music mogul, Chaka Zulu introduced his newest protégé, India Shawn to music fans last night. With a voice that her fans compare to silk and melodies that are purely organic, the Trini-American beauty performed music from her debut project, Origin. India started her set with No One to Feel which transitioned into a cover of John Legend’s hit song, Tonight. The songstress continued to wow the crowd with not only her charm and charisma, but with also the spiritual / emotional connection she has with her music. Her second performance of No Saint, which was based off a real life story, gave music fans insight about her past relationship problems. India closed her set with her latest single, I’m Alive.
Comedian Joe Clair’s real life stories made the night unforgettable. The famed comedian, who is known to be funny, in an intelligent rant sort-of-way, joked about real black women and why his wife is corporate and ghetto. He had the crowd going crazy talking about childhood candy favorites his wife purchases for their home such as Lemon Heads, Chick O Sticks, Boston Baked Beans and grape sodas.
Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols sealed the evening with a birthday toast complimentary of the events’ sponsor Gentleman Jack, thanking everyone for their continued support throughout the years. Shanti stated “It is not easy in this market to develop and sustain a live music event on a monthly basis and we are truly overwhelmed with the support from Atlanta four years later! We appreciate our fans and hope to continue bringing Atlanta the best music & entertainment in the business! Thank you to all of our amazing artists that have performed on our stage. Right on to real music!!” Marlon added, “After four years, considering all the options live music lovers have here in Atlanta, to see a crowd like this come out and celebrate with us on a Tuesday night is a true testament to the level of talent and pure entertainment that has graced this stage over the years. We are so thankful, and look forward to four more years!”
Industry heavyweights in attendance last night included: Chaka Zulu – Ludacris Manager , Kawan Prather – SVP of A&R Atlantic Records, Peter Thomas – RHOA, new artist Adrian Marcel, Joe Clair, Kenny Burns, DJ Trauma, super producer Black Elvis, San Diego Chargers Takeo Spikes, RHOA / Fashion Queens Derek J, Big Tigger and Keisha Knight-Pulliam.
Next month, ATL Live on the Park will be on fire! The much anticipated event will take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Park Tavern. For additional information, please visit www.atlliveonthepark.com.