Blake Lewis, Jason Manns (VIP Meet & Greet 6:30pm) – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – September 5th, 2018

Blake Lewis, Jason Manns (VIP Meet & Greet 6:30pm)

The Evening Muse presents...

Blake Lewis, Jason Manns (VIP Meet & Greet 6:30pm)

Hayden Lee

Wed, September 5, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$20.00 - $50.00

Tickets at the Door

Blake Lewis
Blake Lewis
Best known as the beatboxing contestant on season six of American Idol, Blake Lewis hails from Bothell, Washington. Lewis comes from a musical family -- his mother used to be in a rock band and continues to sing and play guitar -- and began singing himself at age five. He impressed Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, and Paula Abdul at the Seattle auditions with his beatboxing and performance of Seal's "Crazy," and further wowed them at Hollywood week, where he performed with fellow contestants Rudy Cardenas and Chris Sligh. Performances of songs like Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" and Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity" reflected his hip musical tastes; some of Lewis' other favorite artists include Björk, Imogen Heap, 311, and Gnarls Barkley. His distinctive style won him early fan support, including a voting bloc calling themselves "the Blaker Girls," and Lewis ultimately emerged as the season's runner-up.

While completing the subsequent American Idol tour that summer, he spent most of his evenings focusing on his full-length studio debut, co-writing 12 of the album's 13 tracks and collaborating with such producers as OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. Audio Day Dream dropped in December 2007, buoyed by the leadoff single "Break Anotha." Audio Day Dream failed to gain much of an audience and Lewis parted ways with Arista in the summer of 2008. Just over a year later, he reappeared on Tommy Boy Records with Heartbreak on Vinyl. The album peaked at 135 on the Billboard 200 and Lewis was left without a record contract for a couple years. He resurfaced in 2013 on Republic Records with Portrait of a Chameleon, a spring release preceded by the single "Your Touch," which was featured in commercials for Microsoft Internet Explorer 10. ~ Heather Phares
Jason Manns
Jason Manns
Jason Manns grew up in Bowling Green, Virginia, then spent 15 years forging a successful independent music career in Los Angles, and now splits his time between the two. He’s a singer/songwriter/producer whose original music has been featured on multiple TV shows and movies, (Supernatural, Parks & Rec, Happy Endings, Where Hope Grows, A Summer Wedding, etc.) His last album, a collection of cover songs, debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Charts, #2 on Billboard’s Heat Seekers Albums, and he was #33 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Charts. He has produced a Jazz album for Gil McKinney (debuted as #1 Jazz album on Itunes), a soon to be released Blues album for Briana Buckmaster, and is currently producing a record for Michael Rosenbaum’s band The Sandwich.
He recently teamed up with Rob Benedict to form The Station Breaks whose debut self-titled album was recently released and received a warm reception from fans of both artists. You can catch him on tour in Europe and the U.S., either solo or with the Station Breaks.
All 7 of his albums are available on Itunes & Cdbaby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mannsjason
Hayden Lee
Hayden Lee
Hayden is a singer/songwriter out of Charlotte, NC with roots in alternative rock. He started his musical career in coffee shops at the College of William and Mary and was a member in the Stairwells, an all-male a cappella group.

In 2008, he teamed up with Producer and Musician, Ron B. Smoov, where they started working on his first album, "House of the Lonely Souls". The goal has always been to make a unique sound that has catchy hooks, flowing harmonies, edgy guitars, and expressive lyrics that will grab listeners. And, with Clayton "Clayfunk" Turnage on drums, it's hard for heads to stop bopping uncontrollably.

"House of the Lonely Souls" has a song for every listener and has roots in alternative rock, pop, and funk. Since the original album, Hayden has recorded an acoustic EP and his latest EP, “Just Beyond the Shadows” with Justin Wyatt, which focuses less on production and more on driving guitars and harmonic choruses. Make sure to pick it up on iTunes, CD Baby, or Amazon!
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/