SILAS WHITE, JENNA EVENTS RI, &
PEARL RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
TIA FULLER & SYNDEE WINTERS
$20 IN ADVANCE/$25 AT DOOR
Tia Fuller’s third release on Mack Avenue Records, Angelic Warrior, marks her deep-rooted evolution as an instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. After five years in Beyoncé’s band, the pop diva’s attention to detail in the studio rubbed off on Fuller. She has since developed a heightened focus in the editing, mixing and mastering process of Angelic Warrior, as the producer. And as the Assistant Musical Director for Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society touring band, Fuller applies her pop and jazz chops on behalf of some of the hottest artists in music today.
On Angelic Warrior, Fuller makes an aesthetic statement that’s fully her own. The album celebrates the peaceful demeanor of the ‘angel’ and the drive and determination of the ‘warrior’ spirit within. Fuller says, “While writing this album, I was balancing different aspects in my life and career…trying to pull from the ‘warrior’ energy, while remaining graceful in my spirit. We can all celebrate the Angelic Warrior within ourselves by trusting in our vision, doing the work and maintaining a level of peace.” In addition, Angelic Warrior pays homage to the angels in Fuller’s life: her family and friends. “I wanted to celebrate core individuals who serve as pillars of inspiration,” she says.
A shift in the texture of Fuller’s front-line on Angelic Warrior is further evidence of her expansion as an artist. Instead of sharing the front-line with trumpet, this time it is with John Patitucci on piccolo bass (which can easily be mistaken for guitar).
IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT.” Inspirational words by the incomparable Walt Disney. Singer/songwriter Syndee Winters is no exception. Syndee's father, a concert photographer, and overall music enthusiast, brought his daughter along to many concerts where he shot some of the most influential artists to date, including Bob Marley. Growing up in New York, she became heavily influenced by the American Pop music of Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Prince.
Queens born, Miami raised Syndee’s professional career began as a commercial dancer. Dancing for the New York Knicks City Dancers in Madison Square Garden, the Daddy Yankee Tour, and American Idol Jordin Sparks. She has traveled the world as a commercial dancer but longed for more.
Expanding into the music world she worked her hand as a songwriter. She’s has been fortunate to collaborate with legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash on his heavily anticipated album “The Bridge”, co-writing two songs and collaborating with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Red Café, and Big Daddy Kane. She has accomplished all of this while enrolled at Five Towns College.
It wasn’t too long before the bright lights of Broadway were calling. Making her theatrical debut in the role of Nala in Disney’s hit Broadway Musical The Lion King (Broadway/ U.S. National Tour) you can find her Dancing in the street with the cast of Motown the Musical on Broadway.
I believe that dreams are the first step in reality. Syndee is following her dreams, and she encourages you to do the same.