Zee Avi

Zee Avi

Dana Williams, Sutter Zachman

Mon · February 19, 2018

7:30 pm

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Zee Avi
Zee Avi
Zee Avi is a Malaysian singer/songwriter, guitarist, ukulele player and visual artist. She is also the winner of the The International Youth Icon Award in 2011 in her birth home Sarawak which has lead to inspirational speaking engagements to young people around the world. She has lived and sold albums all over the world. She was born in Sarawak on the island of Borneo and moved to Kuala Lumpur at the age of 12. Her college years were spent in London at the American InterContinental University where Zee studied Fashion Design. She now resides in the United States.

Zee’s next release is a children’s cover album called Zee Avi's Nightlight which was produced by Kevin Salem in the famous music town of Woodstock, New York. Harkening back to her simple yet powerful roots, the production is all about the subtle hooks and Zee’s vocal. The album includes covers from Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, the amazingly classic songs “Rainbow Connection” and “Mockingbird” as well as quirky and fun Bobby McFerrin song, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. The album also features a classic Malaysian lullaby medley.

Zee’s musical history started in 2007. Zee posted a video of her first song “Poppy” on Youtube and continued to post her videos throughout the year. On the eve of her 22nd Birthday, Zee posted the video for “No Christmas For Me.” The next day, she was featured by Youtube and Zee’s mailbox received more than 3,000 e-mails. Due to this feature, Patrick Keeler from renowned band, The Raconteurs, discovered Zee on the internet. Patrick’s discovery and enthusiasm swiftly lead into a record deal with Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records and a publishing deal with Monotone, a management company who represents the White Stripes and The Shins in Los Angeles California.

Since 2007, Zee has released 2 albums and an EP. Her debut album has been certified Gold in 4 countries. Ghostbird , her second album, was also featured in Starbucks across America making Zee the first Malaysian artist to be included in such a campaign. Both albums received many accolades and praise in the press with reviews in Teen Vogue, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Paste and many more.

Zee has extensively toured around the world playing headline shows and several prestigious festivals including Borneo’s Rainforest World Music Festival, Australia's Byron Bay Festival, San Francisco’s Noise Pop, Austin’s South by Southwest, Mountain Jam in New York, Life Is Good in Boston, Lilith Fair, Bonnaroo and Street Scene in San Diego.

Zee has also been honoured with the Brand Laureate Award for leadership as a singer/songwriter and establishing a successful career in the international music scene. Other awards include recognition as one of the Top 10 Young Malaysians by MSN, Notable Alumni from American Intercontinental University, and nominations for best new artist and pop star award at Malaysian Shout Awards.
Dana Williams
Dana Williams
Often described as a modern-day Ella Fitzgerald, Dana Williams is known for her enchanting vocals and dreamy guitar effortlessly mixing jazz, folk and soul music genres. Dana is the daughter of the late legendary rhythm guitarist David Williams, who is best known for his collaborations with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston and more. The LA based singer-songwriter starred and performed music in Apple’s 2014 holiday ad “The Song." Her song “Keep Me Waiting” was the only original composition featured in Damien Chazelle’s 2014 Oscar Winning film “Whiplash.” Dana’s viral cover of Fleetwood Mac's “Dreams” with singer/actress Leighton Meester received over 6 Million views on YouTube. Dana's sophomore album Let's Fall featuring "Fooling Myself" was released in 2015 following her 2013 debut The Lonely One EP. In 2017, Dana has collaborated with many artists from hip hop like Boogie ("Sunroof") and Rejjie Snow ("PINK FLOWER (feat. Dana Williams & Julian Bell)") to electronic acts like Melvv ("Lifeline") amassing millions of streams. Dana has recently released several new solo songs including “No Pressure,” "Drifting" "There You Go', Spotify's 'Feminist Friday' feature, 'Fragile Ego' and Spotify's Fresh Find “Honey.”
Sutter Zachman
Sutter Zachman
Sutter's first release, "Back to Sleep," achieved a welcoming radio debut in Ireland (RTÉ Radio 1 & BBC) and earned him an in-studio performance with Yahoo! Music back in 2014.

Wanting to try his hand at producing himself, he emerged from his bedroom in 2015 with “Fireworks!." Relying on just a few instruments and sparse recording supplies, he set out to harness the intimacy of performing into a microphone, echoing the M.O. of one of his heroes, JJ Cale.

His upcoming release, Crude Magic, is further evidence of his capabilities as a producer and songwriter, reminding us that good production is sometimes laying off of perfection and laying into the performance.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
http://www.themoroccan.com/