Kate Voegele, Tyler Hilton

MOKB Presents

Sold Out: Kate Voegele

Sold Out: Tyler Hilton

Leslie DiNicola

Sun, January 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

White Rabbit Cabaret

$20.00 - $80.00

This event is 21 and over

Kate Voegele
Kate Voegele
Hailing from a little suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Kate Voegele first picked up a guitar at age 15. Influenced by the rock and roll history of the city and her father's songwriting, she began to pen her own songs from the minute she learned to play her first three chords. Voegele embraced this newfound passion, recording her first EP during her freshman year of high school, and soon after landed gigs alongside artists like Counting Crows and John Mayer. Those shows quickly led to attention from labels in New York and LA, and Kate spent the majority of her high school years diving headfirst into a career in music.

After high school, Voegele decided to attend Ohio's Miami University, where she quickly found new inspiration, and simultaneously found herself uploading song after song to her MySpace page. Kate managed to get the attention of the social network's founder, Tom Anderson, and just a few weeks later, she became MySpace Records' first signed artist. In spring of 2007 Voegele finished recording her first full-length record with Marshall Altman in LA and decided to swap her text books in for a tour bus and a year full of shows throughout the US.

Over the next couple of years Voegele toured the country playing hundreds of shows. While traveling through LA, Kate auditioned on a whim and would eventually land the role of Mia Catalano on the CW show, "One Tree Hill." What was supposed to be a two-episode run became a four-season recurrence, and Kate found herself performing eleven of her original songs to millions of viewers over the course of the show. Record sales jumped dramatically after Voegele's first appearance on the show, and she was subsequently upstreamed to Interscope Records in January of 2008. At this point Kate toured internationally with artists like Natasha Bedingfield and Jordin Sparks. She split her time between the road and the television set, and released a second full-length, "A Fine Mess," in spring of 2009.

After her first two records sold over 500,000 units, Voegele signed with ATO Records in 2011, releasing "Gravity Happens." She spent the next two years continuing to tour the US and Europe, writing new songs from airplane window seats and ultimately embarking on a new chapter in her life.

In fall of 2013, Voegele moved her home base from LA to Nashville, getting back to her songwriter roots. Being in Music City has given Kate the opportunity to work with writers like Nathan Chapman and Liz Rose, and open up opportunities to work with the country's best creative talents. With over a dozen new songs in tow, Voegele is planning an EP in for late fall '14, followed by her fourth full-length album slated for next spring.
Tyler Hilton
Tyler Hilton
Singer songwriter and actor Tyler Hilton is a true crossover success story. He began his musical career at the age of eighteen after singing Johnny Lang's "Breakin' Me" over the phone to a pair of KLOS DJs. His voice caught the ear of Maverick Records, and was signed immediately. After the release of his wildly successful first album "The Tracks Of Tyler Hilton", Hilton began his career in film. After musical appearances on One Tree Hill, Tyler had a stint playing Chris Keller on the show. After One Tree Hill he appeared in the dark comedy "Charlie Bartlett," and symbolically played the part of a young Elvis Presley in the academy award winning "Walk The Line".
Leslie DiNicola
Leslie DiNicola
Nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Leslie DiNicola has a rare gift for the sonic snapshot—through the poetic accessibility of her writing style she captures personal moments with a universal perspective.

“I want to share my experiences in song so that others can see their lives mirrored and pass through the door of whatever is troubling them or holding them back,” the NYC-based artist explains. Each of Leslie’s releases is a photo journal, a collection of “in the moment,” unposed music portraits that reveal the core of herself and her artistry. Her latest, the EP Wake Up, is her most well composed and elegantly revealing body of work.

LESLIE HAS BEEN FREQUENTLY DESCRIBED AS
“COMBINING THE GRITTINESS OF JANIS JOPLIN WITH THE VULNERABILITY OF ALISON KRAUSS.”
It’s a potent sensibility that has endeared her to critics, fans, other established artists, and industry vets. Things To Do, See & Eat in NYC succinctly enthuses: “This girl is going places.” October Project’s Julie Flanders says: “DiNicola pours her full soul and tremendous heart into songs you will recognize for their mysterious way of telling your secret story with her powerful voice.” Leslie has worked with such respected music biz names as Ron Allaire (Keith Richards, Madonna, David Bowie, Shakira), Julian Coryell (Aimee Mann, Leonard Cohen, Jewel, Alanis Morisette), Erich Gobel (John Mayer, Ray Charles), Mark Schulman (P!nk, Cher, Foreigner), and Ellis Traver (Diane Birch, Fischerspooner, Sean Lennon, and Mark Ronson).

AS A LIVE PERFORMER, HER COMMANDING VOCALS AND SMOLDERING STAGE PRESENCE HAVE ENABLED HER TO SELL OUT SOLO SHOWS AND HOLD HER OWN ALONGSIDE RENOWNED ARTISTS LIKE AMERICAN IDOL WINNER: LEE DEWYZE, HOWIE DAY, ANNA NALICK, TYLER HILTON, JAYMAY AND OCTOBER PROJECT.
Leslie is also a highly in-demand artist singing the “National Anthem” at major league sporting events across the country.

Leslie experienced a creative watershed time period recording her previous EP, Draw Back Your Bow (2011). This was a sophisticated and imaginative covers collection that resonated deeply with the public, and her mesmerizing renditions of Journey’s “Separate Ways” and U2’s “With Or Without You” peaked on the CMJ charts all over the country. Simply put: Studying world-class pop songs helped Leslie become a sharper and more expressive songwriter.

There is a gracefulness to her previous five-song collection; Some Greener Yard feels quaint, emotionally direct, and hopeful. The elegantly elegiac “Weight” tenderly salutes a deceased friend. The redemptive “It’s Alright” features pastoral folk guitars and subtle gospel-y organs and sends a message of love and warmth to a friend who lost her father. And the euphoric Motown-esque-meets-1980s new wave “Stay” brightens the EP with the uplifting message that people can always fall in love and still feel that childlike wonder of new relationships.

Wake Up is Leslie’s third project with Julian Coryell, and he has been an essential artistic ally during this period of her career. “Julian doesn’t allow anything between me and the song except the truth,” she explains. With this six-song collection, DiNicola dove deeply into experimenting with production and vocal layering. And the results are magnificent. Each song combines the emotionally resonant lyrics that her fans adore with wildly sophisticated and catchy melodies that will echo in your head… and heart for days. Wake Up is DiNicola’s greatest accomplishment to date.

“When I look back at the work I’ve done, it’s like going through scrapbooks,” Leslie says thoughtfully. “Each song is like a photograph of the person I was in a particular moment. It tells a story that my soul needed to tell. I hope these songs comfort people and give them an inherent sense of hope against life’s sorrow… because that’s why I listen to music. And that’s why I write music.”
Venue Information:
White Rabbit Cabaret
1116 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
http://www.whiterabbitcabaret.com/