Come out and experience Instant Grati (short for instant gratification) with singer/songwriter Maya Solovey on September 28th at Pete’s Candy Store. Instant Grati, or Fan Night, is a chance for fans to have a voice to a part of the show. The night of song will be comprised completely of covers, which members of the audience who attended Solovey’s prior performances September residency shows at Pete’s submitted requests for, with the most popular ones being performed at Instant Grati/Fan Night.
Dare to mix, mingle and celebrate with great music and food prepared by Solovey herself one half hour prior to show time. In addition to everyone’s favorite music, enjoy homemade raisin walnut spice muffins and apple cider – foods of the early autumn. Everyone will also receive handheld Chinese fans to gently blow away the summer night as we head into fall.
Maya Solovey’s Instant Grati/Fan Night
Tuesday September 28th at 9:30 PM
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)
Commenting on Instant Grati, Solovey said, “Since I so rarely play covers, this will be a really fun night, one that I’m really looking forward to. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get together. I like to meet people and introduce everyone to each other at shows to give it the feel of a little community. It’s a much more intimate and friendly setting that way. Community is really important, especially in this city, and at my shows, I want everyone to know that we’re just one big trying-to-be happy family,” she laughs.
As an international artist and a trilingual songwriter, Maya Solovey has merged the acoustic/folk songwriting tradition into the territories of pop, bossa nova, and even the high drama of cinematic scoring. Her music is a surprising, yet rational marriage between many cultures as she sings in Portuguese, Spanish and her native English tongue. Her new self-titled album, Maya Solovey, released July 15th, has already gathered notice from journalists and music critics. Her song “Eu Vi” was featured in a Ralph Lauren runway video for winter fashion week, while her song “Como Yo Lloro Por Ti” will be featured on a in a FIFA World Cup compilation, and another 3 songs will be featured in an upcoming shark documentary called “Shark Allies”. Tom Moon, on air critic for NPR, and journalist for Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine said, “Here’s a rarity: An original voice who really is original! Drawing inspiration from all over the map, Maya Solovey has developed a deep, enchanting sound that’s unlike anything else out there right now.” Bassy Bob Brockmann, a multiple Grammy winning producer/mixer said, “Maya Solovey is an exceptional songwriter, possessed of a voice that is haunting, soothing, and erotic all at the same time. Her music, I’m sure, will change the world.”
Eric de Fontenay
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