Ray J with The Tron Mob (live band)

Harlow's, Tastemaker Live and Sean Healey present

Ray J with The Tron Mob (live band)

Bridget Kelly

Sat, May 6, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$20.00 - $25.00

Cancelled

This event is 21 and over

Ray J
Ray J
Ray J is particularly lucky for being born to a musician's family by the name Willie Norwood. Willie, a relative of Bo Diddley, is a gospel singer who often exposed his children to the art of showbiz, including supporting Ray's older sister Brandy who launched a singing career at the age of mere 2. When William Ray Norwood was born on January 17, 1981, his sister has been cultivated to become a performer. Thus when the family that includes mom Sonja Bates-Norwood, moved from Ray's birth town in McComb, M.S. to Carson, California two years later, it was considered an open opportunity for the children to spread their wings even wider. Ray only started his career at the age of 8, when he auditioned for a number of commercials. Acting soon became his main interest and he got the opportunity to do so when he was cast as comedian Sinbad's son in his TV show. Although the show was eventually canceled in 1996, Ray kept his spirit high by branching to music after inspired by his sister's early success. He recorded several demo tapes that finally landed on the executives' hands of Elektra Records. He was immediately signed in 1995. Two years later, Ray was added to Brandy's TV show "Moesha" that garnered success since its launch in 1996 as Dorian Long, the male main character's out-of-wedlock child. Unfortunately the show, too, received a decline in ratings since the fifth season and was eventually canceled after six seasons. Worse, his debut album "Everything You Want" that was released in 1997 did not do well on the market that he was dropped in that same year. Sticking it out when the going gets tough, in the several years ahead he made guest appearances on several TV series before eventually getting his big break in 2001. He recorded a cover of "Another Day in Paradise" with Brandy which eventually sold moderately well in European countries. This proved to be a boost for Ray's credibility for when his sophomore effort "This Ain't a Game" was released in June 2001, it peaked at #21 on Billboard Hot 200, fronted by the single "Wait a Minute" featuring Lil' Kim.

Beside promoting his album, Ray also continued his stints in TV series plus nabbing a main role in an indie movie titled "Envy" in 2005. The third album was then prepared with the help of Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland and R. Kelly. The third set, aptly called "Raydiation" was dropped in stores on September 27, 2005 and quickly took #48 post on the Top 200 albums chart, selling 18,321 copies in the first week. As his career in music took off, his acting gigs did too. Although uncredited he starred as a DJ in the sequel to "Save the Last Dance" that was released in 2006 and also in crime drama "A Day in the Life" alongside Omar Epps in 2007. However his name was suddenly a media attention when in 2007, a tape of him having sex with socialite Kim Kardashian leaked on-line. Kardashian accused him of deliberately putting the tape on the Internet to boost his career but Ray denied this, reasoning that he tapped the intercourse to watch himself perform and take initiatives from it. Post the incident, Ray was quick to prep for the release of his fourth album which would later on be named "All I Feel". The rapper signed a major deal with Koch Records to create his own imprint Knockout Entertainment and release "All I Feel" on April 8, 2008. "Sexy Can I", the first single off the album peaked at #3 and became Ray's biggest hit as of 2008.
Bridget Kelly
Bridget Kelly is an American R&B singer from New York City. Born and raised in Manhattan, Bridget Kelly graduated from the prestigious LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts in New York City and by late 2008 Kelly was signed to her first major recording and publishing deal with Roc Nation.

Perez Hilton exalted Kelly's song "Seek & Destroy" off her debut EP Every Girl, where he stated, "This right here is our new anthem! Bridget Kelly has tapped into a lyrical honesty...that is instantly recognizable...we LOVE!" She also worked with Hip Hop phenom Kendrick Lamar on her latest single "Street Dreamin" and received numerous praises for her debut single "Special Delivery."

Bridget Kelly penned the hit single "Einstein" off of Kelly Clarkson's Stronger album which won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards nabbing her first GRAMMY.

Additionally, Bridget has toured with JAY Z (Blueprint 3 Tour), Estelle (BET Music Matters Tour), and Mary J. Blige (Liberation Tour) to name a few. USA Today proclaimed Kelly as one of five rising artists to watch stating "Bridget Kelly attracts A-list talent, and after giving her silky voice a listen, it's easy to see why.
Bridget has also been featured in top publications such as Complex, VIBE, Jet Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and The Source as well as graced the covers of Honey and EDGE magazine.

Her follow up EP FRIENDS, Bridget Kelly will take you through the narration of an intense love story on this five-track EP revealing a much softer side to her artistry. Bridget will show her fans that sometimes it is okay to "love" even if it means to suffer through heartache and pain. FRIENDS will be available exclusively via Spotify on December 3 and available to all digital retailers on December 10.

Working with writers/producers such as Cri$tyle and Jerry "Wonda" Duplesis, Bridget explains what fans can expect from her follow up EP. She states, "I speak a lot about love and my feelings on it. I speak to those who have been in relationships, the good and the bad, and that in the midst of turmoil, finding something you can smile about."

For more information, visit www.bridgetkelly.com
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
http://harlows.com/