Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
Music : covers, acoustic, female vocalists
Karmin and Outasight
Karmin are Amy Heidemann (Vocals/Guitar) and Nick Noonan (Vocals/Cajon) from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The Brokenhearted Songfacts reports that their name derives from the Latin word ‘carmen,’ meaning “song,” with a slightly altered spelling to “hint at karma.”
The pair first gained recognition from their covers of popular Hip-Hop and Pop songs posted on YouTube. After offers from various record companies, the duo signed with Sony and Epic Records in June 2011.
Karmin is a collision of Nick’s Classic Rock upbringing and Jazz education (a trained trombonist) and Amy’s R&B influence and Pop background. Together they found music at its simplest form, percussion and voice
Outasight is the stage name for singer and rapper Richard Andrew. Raised in Yonkers, New York by two music loving parents, Andrew’s ambitions of becoming a musician were first sparked when his father gave him a guitar. He soon realized that his passion lay in singing and rapping and he started his music career with playing shows at small venues in New York City such as the Bowery Poetry Club and the Nuyorican Cafe. Outasight’s second promotional CD, Radio New York, which was released in June 2008, attracted the interest of record labels and in October 2009, he signed with Warner Bros. His official debut single, Tonight Is The Night, was released on September 23, 2011.
Every so often a new artist comes along with a sound so innovative, they are able to help reshape the barriers that confine mainstream music. Meet Outasight, the Yonkers, New York bred musician who brilliantly weaves together the cadenced sounds of popular hip-hop and indie rock with the poignant sensibility of classic pop and soul music to create a fresh, new sound that is all his own. “People are conditioned to see certain images for different genres of music,” says the 27 year-old songwriter. “So if something looks or sounds out of the norm, it’s more difficult to understand at first.”