Corty Byron Band & The Rapparees w/ Angela Michele Walker
Great local music
June 18, 2016 · 9:00pm
Corty Byron Band
Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Corty Byron has been active as a musician for over a decade. He released two solo projects (2011‘s Histrionic EP & 2010‘s Endless North), opened for/performed with artists like Gregg Allman, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason, Bruce Hornsby, The Gin Blossoms, Blackberry Smoke, Hot Tuna, Jimmy Vivino…. and has become a fixture of his hometown Central Pennsylvania music scene, as well as being a seasoned road hound, gigging his way from Manhattan to Memphis, Austin to Vegas and all points in between. In late 2011 Corty relocated to Venice, CA, and spent the following year performing up and down the coast and across the state, including venues such as The Viper Room, House Of Blues and Saint Rocke. His style has shifted from swampy vintage rock and soulful acoustic based Americana to song driven psychedelic indie pop/rock.
Angela Michele Walker
Angela Michele currently lives outside of Philadelphia, but regularly resides in New York City where she continues auditioning, performing, and furthering her musical career. Angela Michele is a Singer/Songwriter originally from Charleston, SC, and her southern roots can definitely be heard in her soulful songwriting. As a bluesy indie rock vocalist, she truly puts her soul into each and every song and performance. She has been writing and developing her voice in songwriting, since her youth and has always been inspired by her life experience and the world around her. Aside from writing and playing successfully with her band, she is currently working in the studio on her first original debut album to share with her audiences around the country.
As a professional singer and entertainer for over the last ten years, she has had the incredible opportunity to perform on some of world’s most beautiful stages including some of her favorite travels, performing as a featured vocalist in Sofia, Bulgaria and at the York Minister Cathedral in York, England. She has a Vocal Performance degree from Charleston Southern University, where she initially started her performance career much like her musical inspiration Sara Bareilles, in musical theatre. As an active philanthropist, Angela promoted her platform of Families Helping Families as a part of the Miss America Organization where she went on to place 1st runner-up in Miss South Carolina 2006 and then advanced to the Miss National Sweetheart Pageant, where she won the Overall Talent Award in the national competition. In 2007, she was hired as a professional lead vocalist at American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA where she performed in a number of their original productions. Three years ago, Angela produced her second album, “By Request” and has been successfully selling it at various performance venues throughout the country. She is currently working on her debut original EP, as well as touring with her band throughout the northeast.
Angela Michele regularly performs in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wilmington, and Lancaster and always gives a memorable show by getting the audience up dancing and singing along. Angela currently focuses her time on creating new music, writing passionately from the heart, and sharing her music with audiences up and down the east coast. She succeeds in songwriting that touches the soul and connects the audience thru life experience. Follow her on Facebook www.facebook.com/