Fourth Edition Of The Live In Your Living Room NYC Festival Featuring iET

From Friday Sep 14 – Saturday Sep 29, the fourth edition of the Live in Your Living Room NYC Festival will be held. This year, the Live in Your Living Room Festival consists of nine concerts. The Live in Your Living Room NYC Festival is part of the Live in Your Living Room NYC-NL Connection, international house concert network Live in Your Living Room has been working on for six years now. That has resulted in three successful editions of the Live in Your Living Room NYC Festival in the past three years, with concerts at great locations such as The Chelsea Hotel, the hip 255Canal Art Gallery, a number of venues like Piano’s, The Sidewalk Cafe, Googie’s Lounge, Northeast Kingdom) and – of course – lots of living rooms at private homes ranging from studios to villas, and from Harlem to Brooklyn.

Like in previous editions of the festival, this year’s promoted Dutch act iET is an emerging, very talented and already laureated act. On top of that, iET performed in NYC earlier for example they did a show in The Living Room. At home, iET was support act for R&B/neo soul legend Macy Gray in Amsterdam’s Paradiso. iET’s new album will be produced by nobody less than Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys). It is expected to be released somewhere later this year. In fact, during the time that iET will be in NYC for the Live in Your Living Room NYC Festival, they will work with Russell to finalize the album.

Each concert, NYC-acts will be co-billing iET. For the whole schedule, please see attached the full program of the Festival. Concerts usually start at 8.00 pm, some of them at 7.00 pm. At Sunday 23 September 2012, we will have a “high-tea” edition that will start at 4.00 pm. At the house concerts, suggested donation at the door is $10 p.p., included are refreshments. Concerts at some of our venues are free, as your tips will be appreciated. Please, RSVP indicating date and number of attendance via e-mail at [email protected], or directly to the host.

On this edition of the Festival a record number of NYC-acts will participate. And it continues on the high profile of NYC-acts we had in earlier editions, when names performed such as Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens), Matt Keating, and David Patillo (The Dead Exs). This year’s list of NYC-acts:

1. Shehandoah and the Night
2. My Glorious Mess
3. The Tres Amigos
4. Tanner Walle
5. Hannah & Maggie
6. Jenn Summers
7. Jesse Terry
8. Olya
9. Holding Back Entirely
10. Amy Lynn & The Gunshow
11. October Project
12. David Bronson
13. Rachael Sage
14. Lyle Divinsky

Bio iET:

iET is just a name pronounced as EAT. Just a name, although the music can cause an “intense Emotional Thrill”. As Macy Gray put it after iET had been her support act: “That shit sounded good guys!”. Where Russell Elevado (himself) was convinced too: “The debut album of iET will be a valid piece of art”.

Musical roots? – Coming from a musical family for generations, Lisa’s first memory of music is listening to records of The Doors, The Everly Brothers and The Beach Boys, together with her father. Het first steps in her musical was playing the flugelhorn in the village’s local orchestra (they needed a flugelhorn, so flugelhorn it was). And lateron the trumpet as well. A little later she picked up playing the acoustic guitar. Pretty soon she was playing songs while secretively singing along. At guitar lessons, she was inspired and stimulated by her teacher to start writing her own material (title of first original iET-song: “Vlinder” which is Dutch for “Butterfly”). iET ended up at the College of Music (Hilversum Conservatory) singing being her main subject. But, she didn’t feel much at home. iET kept longing for more freedom, dedicate herself to solely work on her own material. iET moved to Zeeland where she found the peace and quiet she was looking for.

During an audition for a music project in Rotterdam, she was introduced to Budy Mokogintha, her (music-) partner until today. With Budy, iET started to work out her own material, sound and style. At first mostly inspired by artists like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and d’Angelo, they got on the track of producer Russell “The Dragon” Elevado. Russell won several Grammy Awards, one of which was for d’Angelo’s legendary album “Voodoo”. iET and Budy decided to send Mr. Elevado an email with a link to their music, asking him what he thought about it. To their big surprise Mr. Elevado responded. And not only that: he wanted to work with iET and Budy. Wow! In the two years that followed they met several times, taking the first steps to develope the sound for iET’s first album.

Meanwhile, the album is almost finished. But, iET is an ambitious band. While Russell Elevado is finalizing the album, iET started a project that resulted in an album as well: “The Kitchen Recordings”. “The Kitchen Recordings” stands for a small and pure concept, almost private, for which the kitchen was used as a studio. Perfectly in line with the concept of Live in Your Living Room. The first Series were a big success, in the attracting audience and creating bussin the media.  Currently, “Kitchen Recordings” Series 2 is on with collaborations with some of Dutch most prominent female singers.

Friday, September 12, 2012 at 8:00PM
David Petu – 10 stratford Road #9E, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested donation $10, refreshments included

Saturday , September 15, 2012 at 8:00PM
Pablo Medina – 231 East 11th Street #2R, New York, NY
Suggested donation $10, refreshments included

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 7:00PM
Brooklyn Indie Music Fest – Brooklyn, NY
$5 in advance – $8 at the door

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:00PM
The Living Room – New York, NY
Tip concert

Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 8:00PM
Rolling Orange – Brooklyn, NY
Suggested donation $10, refreshments included

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:00PM
Sidewalk Cafe – New York, NY
Tip concert

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:00PM
The Gershwin Hotel – New York, NY
Donation at the door $ 10

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:00PM
Ariel Hyatt – 389 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested donation $10, refreshments included

Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 4:00PM
Helen Engelhardt – 805 East 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested donation $10, refreshments included

Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8:00PM
Besiki Kutateladze – 2787 Kennedy Boulevard, Apt. 202, Jersey City, NJ
Suggested donation $10, refreshments included