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Entries in music (10)

Tuesday
Aug192014

See me rock and strut my stuff @ "Runway for a Cause" - Baltimore, MD

 

Come see me sing and strut my stuff on the runway at the "Runway for a Cause" Benefit Fashion Show for Lupus THIS SUNDAY, August 24th from 3-7pm @ The Gala Center in Baltimore, MD. Also featuring Vanessa Rae Bent, DJ Tweety, gift bags by Sephora, a light buffet and more!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or here:http://oterialstylz.ticketleap.com/runway-for-a-cause/

 

 

 

Monday
Mar242014

Recap: 3/22 Show at The Cutting Room NYC

Hello!

It was a great time this past weekend at The Cutting Room NYC! I had such a blast performing with such an amazing band: Shoutout to Nate Jones on bass, Walt on guitar, Divine on Keys, Kamaala for always being the dopest background singer a gal could ask for.

While I did mostly songs and poems from my album, AIM HIGH, the biggest treat in my opinion was closing the show with Pharrell's "Happy." People were on their feet jamming and clapping and singing along. It was simply great having so many people there showing love!

Here are some pictures:

 

Markita & Giselle- my support sisters since Utica College days

My crew that I grew up with at Lighthouse SDA Church

Thursday
Mar062014

NYC Show: Saturday, March 22nd @ 9:30pm- The Cutting Room NYC

You've asked and here it is! A big NYC show for you all. (I haven't had one in months!) Advance tix are just $10! Get em here: http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com

Tuesday
Jul302013

Damn Near... The Lyrics

As we prepare for the release of the AMAZING video for "DAMN NEAR" (to be premiered on August 15th, the same day as my HUGE show at Aloft Brooklyn), here are the final lyrics to it.

This is definitely one of my favorite songs on my album AIM HIGH.

 

 

DAMN NEAR
You've been the spring in my step

7 months of intimate breaths

You said I'm the one but not yet

(You might be my next regret)

 

Priority to me

Yet you can't say the same for me

Sayin what will be will be

(Like we don't shape our own destinies)

 

Baby, you said I'm damn near your everything

As if damn near is comforting

Got my heart on string

On your words dangling

 

Given you the world

I don't understand

Why I'm not your girl

And you're not my man

But I'm damn near it

Ain't that some...

 

Hook: 

Damn near (4x)

Ain't enough
 

"Tired of orbiting around your love but never landing/ Made you my galaxy/ Thought our stars would come crashing together but/ you got me drifting./ You know what..." 

My patience is running thin

You say wait but I don't think I can

Asking me to give you all of me

(Like getting half of you should make me happy)

 

You say what did I expect

Well we didn't DAMN NEAR have sex

My heart you didn't damn near protect

You're just another regret

 

And I'm supposed to act like it's all fine

When damn near's just a freaking waste of my time

Damn near doesn't even make you mine

This is it, it's the last time I settle for…

 

Hook

 

Ooh, I want it all baby (repeat 8x)

 

Collecting broken women to make yourself whole

This type of game I pray gets old

This kinda love, you can't afford

It's high risk but high reward


Hook

Thursday
Jan312013

January Updates! [Midwest tour, new album, new video]

 Behold all things are made new..


January is all about planning for February and beyond. Glad to get back on task after the insanity of the last few months. Thank you for all the prayers, condolences, and positive energy many of you sent regarding the loss of my mother and brother-in-law. I appreciate all of you and thank you for your love & support. MUAH!

Alright now, shout out to my new assistant, Lyday Patterson, who will be working to help me make an impact both as an artist and as a company, Starting Something Productions, Inc. Big tings a gwan! And February is a BUSY month. I'll be in Texas for the latter half of the month with a stop in Seattle, but next week, I hit the road next week for a mini-tour in the midwest:

2/5- University of Central Missouri
2/6- Avila University
2/7- University of Missouri- St Louis

For a complete list of dates, go to my Calendar. Hope to see you soon!
And if you want to book me, drop me a line at info@shanellegabriel.com.

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Aim High: The Album 

I've been in the JahRock'n Productions studio ALL week getting this new album wrapped. AIM HIGH is going to be an AMAZING project. The next few months are going to be intense, but I'm really looking forward to sharing my stories, my poetry, my music, my lyrics with you. This album features some dope friends of mine: Kel Spencer, Livewire, Heesun Lee, and GreyMatter, all dope artists that rep NYC as well as the awesome Willie Hyn who's holds it down in Atlanta and a cameo from YouTube star/ comedian/ poet SpokenReasons. Production by Chris "Theory" Bradley, DJ Static, Marshall "Soulful" Jones, and Team JahRock'n. I can't wait to let you all hear it!


 
 
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Video: "Daddy's Girls" (Live from Urban Grind in Atlanta)

Here's a poem I created for my father. I'm a bonafied Daddy's Girl, and proud of it. Thought I'd share my first off-book live performance I did at ATL's Urban Grind last month.
To see it CLICK HERE-> http://youtu.be/XzBzzCi7Qbo

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Till next time,
Stay Blessed!!

Shanelle Gabriel