NYLON MUSIC TOUR PRESENTS POWERS & JAMES HERSEY

Intimate can be loud. Rambunctious can be endearing. Heartfelt can be lighthearted. POWERS introduced themselves to the world on that premise. And it listened. Their recent romping bursting, single, "Beat of My Drum" shot up to the top of the Hype Machine popular page instantaneously after its summer release, and found itself on top of Spotify's viral charts and iTunes Emerging Artists spotlight. Following up with an equally impactful, "Loved by You", the 2 most recent releases have garnered nearly 5 million plays in just two months. The band's first track last fall was featured globally on ad campaigns for J. Crew & Mastercard. Indie Shuffle has called them "Infectious and damn right catchy", and Stereofox encouraged us to look up indie-pop in the dictionary (they said we'd find the song there - we did).

POWERS is Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru. If you haven't heard their names, rest assured, you've heard their tunes. After Mike Del Rio inked a publishing deal with Alex Da Kid (Rihanna's "I Love the Way You Lie", Imagine Dragons), his writing and productions started popping up on TVs, playlists and radios everywhere. After working with top pop artists such as Selena Gomez, Kylie Minogue, & Cee Lo Green, Mike most recently made waves by producing the anthemic X Ambassadors ft Jamie N Commons & Jay Z "Jungle" and executive producing The Knocks "So Classic" EP (of which POWERS wrote and featured on the title track "Classic"). On the flip side of this creative powerhouse is writer Crista Ru. Aside from lending her breathy vocals and exquisite toplining to POWERS, her credits read like a who's who of the recent pop landscape. From penning the lead tune from Selena Gomez's most recent release to working with Swedish pop duo Icona Pop, Ms. Ru has a poignant knack as an artistic muse and a searing-hot songstress, stirring the two together to create electrifying performances.

With a versatile background in crafting both sonic and melodic textures, it's clear that this LA duo is poised to continue their blossoming ascent as these two tunesmiths are doing classic popular songwriting with a biting and prescient sense of modernity. With POWERS, one listen will loop your ears and your heart. And in 2015, that's a rarity that you're going to want to hit repeat on over and over again.

JAMES HERSEY

Austrian electropop singer-songwriter, producer, and recording artist.

James Hersey grew up as the son of an American teacher and Austrian journalist in Vienna. His interest in music and composition started early and has since grown increasingly diverse and open to new genres. At 9 he played the Cello, at 11 the Drums, and at 13 he received his first electric guitar. In school he sang in choir and started forming bands and jam sessions with his friends in junior high. At 17 he decided to leave High School to study jazz at a private conservatory. There he discovered and honed his talent for songwriting, and produced his first EP. Released with no label, the "James Hersey EP" celebrated it's first radio plays in Austria with "Promises", and earned the attention of a few local clubs and promoters. With his first earnings, James decided to leave home and search for more inspiration overseas. As a sort of "urban gypsy" he spent time in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Austin, Texas, staying with friends or in short-term rentals, writing songs and playing in bars to spread the word about his sound.

Meanwhile, James' music traveled on its own across the world, in the form of collaborations with artists like Kygo, Dillon Francis, and Filous. As these songs climbed the Hype Machine and the Spotify viral charts, James performed them as a guest at festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza this summer, setting the stage for the next phase of his musical career: a worldwide record deal and his own international headline shows. In September 2015 James signed to Glassnote Records, and is now preparing to release his first studio-produced body of work to the world.

NICK LENG

plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene, Live105)

$16-18

Tickets

**Due to filming commitments for her upcoming Fox series “Thin Ice,” it is with great regret that Bridgit has had to cancel her upcoming North American tour with POWERS. James Hersey will be replacing Bridgit and the NYLON Music Tour will continue as planned. Should you require, ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.**

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