Songwriters Circle Featuring: Shanna in a Dress, Pamela Machala, Maya Bennett with Stolie, Emelise

Songwriters Circle Featuring: Shanna in a Dress, Pamela Machala, Maya Bennett with Stolie, Emelise

Saturday · April 7, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:45 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

Shanna in a Dress
Shanna in a Dress
Shanna in a Dress is a smashing combination of clever lyrics, sweet serenade, and tongue twisting rhymes. She has been performing since her days at the University of Virginia where she attracted a loyal following of fans that loved her feel-good humor, catchy melodies, and entertaining stage presence. Shanna is a diverse songwriter with a playful setlist containing material ranging from sunny toe-tapping tunes to intensely emotional ballads to humorous ear candy. Her lyrics are laden with clever wordplay and are relatable across all ages.
Shanna released her first EP More Than Just a Hoar in 2012 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Her style is often compared to Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz. She doesn't take herself too seriously off-stage or on, and her self-reported style is "happy folk pop with a twist of humor, sarcasm, and occasional tears." Shanna moved to Boulder in 2014 and is excited to connect and share with the local music scene!
Pamela Machala
Pamela Machala
Singer/songwriter Pamela Machala, based in Boulder, CO, creates a delicious style of indie piano pop, influenced by her love of jazz and R&B. Her smooth, smoky voice and impressive piano chops recall the timeless pop sensibilities of Carole King, the subtle fusion of Norah Jones, and the eclectic lyricism of Regina Spektor.

Her newest album, 'When I Get Home,' was released in June 2015. BolderBeat says, "The grand takeaway from 'When I Get Home' is this: Pamela Machala is a big, fresh talent to keep an eye on. Her musicality is as user-friendly as it is intricate, and Machala’s vocal performances are revelatory…It’s that catchy; it’s that well executed by Machala, who may be a transcendent talent; and it’s that well produced."
Maya Bennett
Maya Bennett
Maya Bennett is an emerging singer-songwriter from Northern Colorado. Bennett has developed a songwriting style derived from passion, honesty and soul.



Bennett first started performing at the age of 12, when she learned three chords of a song to play at a talent show at the historic Rialto Theater in Loveland, CO. After that, she continued learn the guitar, (and later drums, banjo and bass), and went on to play open mics and street perform around Colorado, and eventually performed her first gig in May 2015. Since then, Bennett plays multiple times a week all across Colorado at breweries, cafes, festivals, and everything and anything in between.



Since Bennett began playing music, she has written over 100 songs, all with a unique, distinct sound. The music displays strong dynamics, complimented by a unique guitar style, broken up footdrum beats, a foot tambourine, and Bennett's strong, emotive vocals. With lyrics that connect, and a stage presence that draws the audience in, Maya Bennett puts on a show worth listening to.



Bennett was recently selected to perform a song at the Young Songwriters Competition at Swallow Hill Music in Denver, where she ultimately took the grand prize for best song/performance.



Maya Bennett's debut album "MORE OF LESS" was released June 9th, 2016, and is available on Bandcamp.com. (Linked below) The album showcases 8 originals songs, and contains intricate instrumentation, including cello, bass, and drums, on top of Bennett's usual guitar, vocals, and foot percussion.
Stolie
Stolie
Stolie has been performing live music for more than 20 years, has toured the US, lived and played in England and Mexico, and spends her winter months traveling. She has played many stages in Chicago including Navy Pier, Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, dozens of rock clubs around town, weddings, corporate functions, private parties and even grocery stores! Every event can benefit from live music, and Stolie is happy to play the appropriate musical part to fill the air with song.

Stolie's new album, Follow Me, is due out Jan 20, 2017. It's her 4th solo studio release, but first in 8 years after dedicating the majority of her time to writing and performing for children as Super Stolie (www.superstolie.com).

While spending the winter of 2015-2016 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Stolie found new inspiration and composed several of the new songs for the album. The photos featured on the album art were taken in the spring of 2016 before the recording process even began, and includes a 20x20 foot mural that she painted, with permission, on the Puerto Vallarta Cultural building.
Emelise
Emelise
Venue Information:
The Walnut Room - Walnut Street Location
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.thewalnutroom.com/