The Parlor Room School of Music Presents
Singing Your Song: For singers and songwriters looking deepen their craft. A workshop on vocal technique, lyrics and interpretation, arranging (and re-arranging), and giving as great a performance as you can!
at The Parlor Room
Sunday, May 21st
2pm - 4pm
ADV: $50 GA / $45 MEMBERS
DOS: $60 GA / $55 MEMBERS
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.
The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at parlorroom.org.
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 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM