It's time to focus our attention on the bands that did well in our recent Best of NYC 2015 Readers/Fans Poll for Emerging Artists (we wish there was a shorter way to say that... what about BoNYCRFPfEA 2015?). Let's start with the Sould category, since it features that poll's overall winner and third place artists.
With her powerful voice and a solid production team behind her, Pam Steebler qualified to our Best of NYC poll through the Open Submissions. Her "Give In" EP, paired with a full band churning out confident, top notch live performances, are a great asset for a young artist whose soul-rock has the potential to appeal to almost every music lover out there. Check out her single "Me and You" below, and see her at Webster Hall's Studio on March 1st.
With a slightly poppier approach to soul music, Lawrence boasts classic songwriting forged by sibling duo Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. Gifted with both superior piano skills and incredibly powerful vocals, Clyde leads the band with the confidence of a veteran. The band just wrapped up a east coast tour and will celebrate the end of it with a show at Webster Hall's Marlin Room tonight (02.18)
Merging electro, hip hop and soul, Tangina Stone offers a less classic interpretation of soul music Her 2015 EP 'The Fall' surprises with a sound that develops in various directions, highlighting the singer's range and its production team's ability to work with dirrent genres and sounds.
The other three artists in this category are Cory Henry, Connell Cruise and Justin Baron.