“ellee ven is clearly a talented woman, the consummate pro, with a desire to experiment with genres…we get to enjoy the journey with her, and isn’t the journey a good portion of the fun?,” writes Music Connection, of a recently-reviewed ellee ven live show. “Her between-song anecdotes are witty and informative, too. In Joey Giachello and Freekbass, ven has a rhythm section that provides the perfect spine to her reggae-influenced pop. They do everything right, and Freekbass in particular is extremely watchable as he negotiates his instrument effortlessly. (Guitarist) Antony Lee is also a tough guy to take your eyes off of; his playing is exemplary. Prodeje is the final element, a supremely talented and razor-sharp rapper.”
A self-proclaimed groovalutionary, ellee ven calls her music “groovetonics”: it makes you move and lifts your mood. ellee ven just released a video called Underwater via her independent label Hot Sauce Records. “Underwater” is set to a mesmerizing drum and bass track, with black-and-white, sensual imagery dancing blindfolded, sitting on a beach by the ocean, and in a tango with a mismatched lover left to sink. This month the band is in the studio with industry veterans Terry Santiel and Reggie Dozier.
ellee ven recently accepted an award from LexArts on National Philanthropy Day 2016 in her new hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. ellee ven is the creator and producer of the yearly music/art/fashion extravaganza, “Give Into The Groove,” which raises monies each year for numerous Lexington charities, now in its thirteenth year. ven created TheVirtualQuilt.com, a free digital platform where supporters can upload images of their original artwork for inclusion in an on-line exhibit and interactive community experience to help increase awareness about local charities.
Performing in ellee ven’s band for this show: Freekbass, who has played and recorded with, among others, Bootsy Collins, Mike Gordon (Phish), and Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic, Rolling Stones); rapper Prodeje (SCC); guitarist Antony Lee; and drummer, Jody Giachello.ellee ven will be followed by local favorites LV and the Love Dogs.
The Six is located at 23536 Calabasas Rd.
There is no cover charge.