The Revolution Vol. 40: TANSU, The Side Project, and Miranda Joan
9:30pm doors • 10pm show
Much of the charm of a place like Brooklyn comes from discovering what secret events hide inside seemingly mundane brick buildings with colorful street art plastered on their walls. Wandering the streets of Brooklyn’s culturally booming neighborhoods you may ask yourself, “What exclusive functions could I attend if I were lucky enough to be in-the-know?” -Soundigest
The Revolution is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn- and Harlem-based artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but also currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.
This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performances and unity amongst the arts. Once a month, three different artists showcasing three different genres have a chance to spread love, light, and awareness through their music and their stories. This series supports revolutionary artistry and the importance of music in healing, in all aspects of life.
In Volume 40, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists TANSU, The Side Project, and Miranda Joan.
Former fashion publicist turned sultry songstress TANSU comes in hot from Harlem, with a revered "bigger-than-life vocal presence" and a blazing energy to power the sun. A Turkish-Irish graduate of Berklee College of Music, TANSU draws inspiration from her eclectic background, with a vast music catalog of catchy indie-pop tunes, neo-soul vibes, and acoustic jazz and R&B sets. On the heels of the release of her Wash Up EP, a weekly jazz residency in Harlem, and an upcoming dirty-pop EP release later this year, TANSU performs music with the intention to feel. Stay tuned.
Taking the classical concept of a saxophone quartet and pairing it with drums, bass, and soul singers — that’s what created the edgy, irresistible sound that is The Side Project.
The band was started in 2013 by Eyal Hai, alto player and lead arranger for the group. He called his friends — Eden Bareket on bari, Arnan Raz on tenor, and Hailey Niswanger on soprano — to meet for the first time at the Bedford L stop of the NYC Subway. They spent a few hours experimenting with different arrangements of Pop and R&B hits, and it was quickly understood by all that this band was unique.
Since then, they have opened for the New York Philharmonic at the Concerts in the Parks series, performed at the Brooklyn Bowl, the Knitting Factory, the commencement ceremony for the Art Institute of NYC, and many other prestigious venues and private events.
They have also been attracting serious attention on social media with their live videos featuring the top singers from the local scene of NYC.
The Side Project has one instrumental album out, #ThisPartySax (2015), and will be releasing their second album in June 2019 under their label Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Records, featuring different singers and original songs.
Miranda Joan is a songwriter and singer born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Both the English and French Canadian cultures have left their mark on her artistry. Coupled with a love of soul music and its many shades, Miranda Joan finds herself somewhere between genres along the edges of soul, jazz, and singer-songwriter. Her debut EP, Still, available online, was released in 2017 and fuses retro soul with an electronic edge, blurring the lines between old school and contemporary. Miranda dropped her latest single, “Free”, in February, and is preparing to continue releasing new music throughout the year. She has toured in both Canada and the US, is a co-host of the monthly Femme Jam (NYC’s first all-female led jam session), and performs regularly in New York City.