The Summit Presents:
Ray Goren / Nalani & Sarina / Run Thomas Run
Monday, October 15th. Doors 7pm Show 7:30pm
Summit Members: $5 (+$2 service charge)
General Admission: $8 (+$2 service charge)
Tickets at the door:
Summit Members: $8
General Admission: $12
Singer, songwriter, explosive multi-instrumentalist --Ray Goren is a true triple-threat. Now, at 18years old, the ever-evolving musician has fashioned his own dynamic envelope of sound rooted in pop, hip-hop, rock and soul. Goren is also a world-class guitarist whose virtuosity, coupled with his emotive voice, captivates audiences.
"I'll listen to Johnny Cash on Monday, then listen to Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole on Tuesday," says the musician. "I listen to them for the same reason: their lyrics. They're telling stories. I love that –It’s what I do --It's me telling my own story." Goren sets his lyrics to a soundtrack of soulful hip-hop and pop/rock. Many of his songs are based on an acoustic foundation —a sign that Goren has firmly grown into a songwriter whose lyrics standalongsidehis electric guitar skills.
Goren performs solo --loopinghis guitar, synthesizer and drum beats into his melodies. His show is Performance-Art, a look into his creative process. Mesmerized, his audience witnesses Ray building the groove until that moment of shared recognition when the song truly arrives –an amazing musical experience.
Nalani & Sarina
Getting music fans to agree on anything is next to impossible. That’s why the quick rise to national recognition of identical twin sisters Nalani & Sarina is such an astounding story. These two audacious young artists, from west-central New Jersey, have developed a distinctive blend of traditionalist soul-rock and modern pop likely to keep their faces in the spotlight for years to come. Legendary music critic/Sirius radio host Dave Marsh called their EP, Scattered World, “some of the best music being made”, and fans, critics and taste-makers have echoed his praise.
Nalani & Sarina have all the elements in place for success and stardom. Their captivating look is on display in the video for “Get Away”, a propulsive cut from Scattered World, that was in regular rotation on mtvU and other video outlets. Their smart, kinetic live show, whether as a duo or with their band, has made the sisters favorites on the Northeastern club scene.
They’ve earned the enthusiasm of industry insiders as well, with their newest offerings to be released on Kobalt Music's worldwide digital distribution network in early 2018. In a music landscape largely bereft of Asian-American voices, the twin sisters’ perspective is welcome. Their songs are catchy AND meaningful, their look is dazzling, their message is courageous, and the sky is the limit.