at The Parlor Room
w/ Kimaya Diggs
Sunday, May 21
Show 7:30pm / Doors 7:00pm
ADV $25 / $23 (Member Price)
DOS $30 / $28 (Member Price)
Akie Bermiss with his affable disposition, glasses, and healthy “do” of cascading dreads that drape down to his shoulders, is unabashedly a self-professed nerd to the nth degree. Since early childhood Akie has been an obsessed science fiction aficionado. Yet he does have an artist-friendly façade and has managed to cultivate and live a double-life as a thriving musician, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer, arranger and emerging solo artist.
Akie is a Brooklyn native raised in a musical household full of jazz and politics fueled by his former- activist mom and dad. He began singing in church, moved it to school for a while, en route becoming something of a musical chameleon. His raucous, guttural and soulful vocals are a delectable fusion of Donny Hathaway and Tom Waits. He’s equally adept singing neo-soul, funk, contemporary jazz, alternative rock, and hip hop.
Over the past fifteen years, he has become a visible contributor to the fertile Brooklyn music scene as a musician, songwriter or featured vocalist though he is probably best known for his work with the popular band Lake Street Dive since 2017. When he is home in Brooklyn, he can be found performing at cutting edge venues like Rockwood Music Hall, The Owl Music Parlor, and Wild Birds, among others.
“Kimaya Diggs feels like an emerging star that is just waiting to happen." — Clout
“Expressive, smooth vocals…she’s kind of an unstoppable force.” — The Boston Globe
REGISTER FOR Akie's Singing Your Song Workshop May 21st at 2pm: https://www.simpletix.com/e/singing-your-song-workshop-with-akie-bermi-tickets-126510
The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060
Date & Time
Sun, May 21, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM