Say She She
When:Saturday, July 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Where:Union Pacific Stage
The female-led discodelic soul band Say She She – named as a silent nod to Nile
Rodgers (C’est chi-chi!: It’s Chic!”) will transport you with their dreamy harmonies,
catchy hooks, and up-tempo grooves.
KCRW recently named Prism #1 on their just-published Top 30 albums list, and after
their debut single, “Forget Me Not,” a gritty funk send-up inspired by NYC’s Guerilla Girls
made a huge first splash – premiered by DJ Novena Carmel on Morning Becomes
Eclectic and described by Jeremy Sole as “The Funkiest sh*t I’ve heard in a while!”
they have been on heavy radio rotation – receiving key spins across several influential
shows from BBC Radio 6, JAZZ FM, and Gilles Peterson’s WorldWide FM to WNYC
The band’s sound described as “A glorious overload of joyful elation and spiritual
elevation” (MOJO) “Infused with the wonky post-disco spirit of early ’80s NYC”
(The Guardian) injected with soaring sounds of the late 70’s girl groups with three
strong female lead voices of Piya Malik (El Michels Affair staple feature and former
backing singer for Chicano Batman), Sabrina Mileo Cunningham, and Nya Gazelle
Brown (former 79.5).
Following Co-Signs From KCRW/The Guardian/Jazz FM/ BBC6 MUSIC
Say She She’s follow-up single – a sultry B side BLOW MY MIND catalyzed their 7”
release as a must-cop 45 for DJs coast to coast and charted at number 12 on
KCRW’s Top 30 Album chart. Next, their single “Trouble” produced by members of
Daptone Stalwarts Charles Bradley’s The Extraordinaires and Lee Fields The
Expressions – recently hit #7 on KCRW’s Top 30, followed up with their billowing protest
anthem “ NORMA” written in response to the decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Their
Single Fortune Teller has been fixed on the BBC 6 A list.
The live set injects funk and pop with a heavy dose of dance and disco beats and a
wide range of inspirations: Indian legend Asha Puthli, David Macuso’s loft parties,
Turkish funk, Rotary Club, Stax soul groups, and more, carving their own corner and
coining their own crate of Discodelic Soul. The dazzling harmonizing trio of frontwomen
are joined by a roaring roster of musicians that includes members of underground
cult-funk band Orgone.
Say She She has also been on a roll on the road since this summer with their 7 piece
band playing a number of festivals (including Giles Peterson’s We Out Here Fest and
Lost Village) across the UK – their debut headline gig in London sold out in a few
days and on the US East Coast, they were a must-watch at the Rockefeller Center
Rough Trade Indie Plaza festival in New York City. Following the release of their
debut L, their recent success has culminated in sold-out shows (including in L.A)
for their Debut headline, ‘Out of Our Minds’ Tour this Fall.
Genre:disco pop / R&B soul