TONIGHT, Nov. 17 at The High Watt, a trio of local pop artists on the rise, all unique in their own regard, are set to perform for the low ticket price of just $10. Heading up the evening and for his first Nashville headliner ever, soulful singer Jeffrey James will cap off a buzzworthy year, supported by unstoppable indie pop singer CAPPA and rising talent Daphne Willis. You should know all three of these names, and getting to see them all in one spot will be nothing short of extraordinary. Read on for details!
Despite calling Nashville home, tonight marks Indiana transplant Jeffrey James‘ first Music City headliner. His soulful, alt pop sound and haunting vocal ability has earned the local talent quite a bit of national attention in recent years, earning him spots at Musician’s Corner and Forecastle Fest, and bagging countless television and high-profile brand placements for his work. After studying at Belmont, Jeffrey began to really develop a personal, unique and r&b and soul tinged sound, playing out alone with an acoustic guitar in the local songwriter scene, and independently releasing EPs in 2012 and 2014. More recently, James inked a publishing deal with Sony, dropped a handful of his best tracks yet, and has begun testing the genre-bending waters, teaming up with EDM artists to lend his vocals to original tracks and remixes. Clearly a rising artist to watch, Jeffrey James’ trajectory seems poised to make him the next Nashville pop success story.
A local songstress who, by now, should need to introduction, buzzworthy indie pop singer CAPPA is celebrating the success of yet another breakout single, the standalone track “Other Girls,” as well as her recent reworking of TLC’s “No Scrubs,” both on the heels of her fantastic debut EP. With a contemporary, etherial, electronic flair, hypnotic hooks, and endless charisma, CAPPA has quickly risen to the top of the ranks of Nashville’s new pop scene, and has been captivating listeners worldwide, amassing endless buzz on The Hype Machine, Spotify, and from the blogosphere at large. If you haven’t caught her hypnotic live show yet, this is your last chance this year!
Prolific local artist Daphne Willis has seemingly explored a gamut of styles of the years, but her latest release, Get It, lands pretty squarely in the territory of pop, with some elements of electronic influence. A talented, versatile vocalist from a musical family, Willis got her start in Chicago before relocating to Nashville. After a couple of well-received label releases, she put forth an independent album last year, largely in collaboration with John Oates, before inking a publishing deal with Sony. Another promising figure in Nashville’s pop landscape, Daphne Willis should be on your radar, if she isn’t already.
Jeffrey James, CAPPA, and Daphne Willis will perform tonight, Nov. 17 at The High Watt. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $10.