Thursday 10 May 2012 at 7:30pm
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 North Market St., Wilmington, DE, 19801, United States
Emily Samson Tepe, also known as "IVA", is a rare breed. A formally trained classical singer enjoying success as a pop singer and songwriter, she's a rising star with a sound all her own. Described early-on as Madonna meets Enya and “an artist to watch” by Billboard Magazine, she’s garnered rave reviews for her unique sound and style. IVA’s shift from opera to pop came thanks to an appearance on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In the midst of her conservatory training at The Juilliard School and The Manhattan School of Music, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2004 and relocated abroad to study Scandinavian classical music in Stockholm, Sweden. There she made her debut at the Royal Opera, Stockholm, as Tamar in the world premiere of Sven-David Sandström's opera Bathsheba and released her second album "Ivolution” on Universal Sweden, making her debut on national radio and television.
Powerful, passionate, mesmerizing, Little Invisibles has been entrancing audiences with their veritable jewel box of hauntingly melodic alternative pop since 2010. "Gina has a wonderful focus and depth that is rare in modern music. I find her imagery a breath of fresh air," says Grammy winning producer, Phil Nicolo (Lauren Hill, Sting, The Rolling Stones).
Felix Hunger is a five piece alternative rock, pop soul band so good they leave you on a musical sugar high for days. Fronted by Sarah Czechowski, their eclectic sound will simultaneously touch your heart and move your feet.