#FridayFunday : An Evening With Sofar Sounds + Local Artists

October 2, 2015

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sofar Sounds (Songs From A Room), it is a global network that began in London of 2010.  The two creators who founded Sofar Sounds was disappointed with their experiences in local gigs, where people weren’t appreciating the music in front of them.  So, they started hosting live performances in their living rooms, welcoming friends and family to join them.  Today, Sofar Sounds host gigs in all kinds of different spaces all around the world, most of which are in someone’s living room.  This is a great opportunity for artists to get their name out there and for professionals to find the next big act!

My cousin and I went this past weekend, and it was hosted at a home in Beverly Hills.  The performance was held at a rooftop patio, where the sun was beginning to set down.  The artists that performed are Street Joy, Big Harp, and The Parlour Suite — all local bands from Los Angeles, CA.

Street Joy // An alternative rock band that consist of Jason DeMayo and Scott Zimmerman.  There’s a song called “Moon,” that has a great melody and lyrics — you can take a listen here.

Big Harp // A rock band that consists of Chris Senseney (lead vocalist and guitarist), Stefanie Drootin-Senseney (back-up vocalist and bass player), and Daniel Ocanto (drums).  Check out the song, “Numbers” here — it’s one of the many great songs they played from their set list.

The Parlour Suite // An electronic pop duo consisting of Joel Roberts (vocalist and guitarist) and Inga Roberts (vocalist and keyboard).  You can check out their album, Vibes, here.

If you and your friends are looking for something to do, visit Sofar Sounds and sign-up for a list of upcoming gigs.  It’s great fun for music-lovers, and all you need to do is submit a payment to get reserved tickets for any of their gigs!  It typically lasts for two hours, and you can always bring a picnic basket for the get-together.  It’s a great opportunity to spend a weekend night with your friends and family while discovering new talents.


Have a great weekend!

– Lori

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