Gigs4Good #11 for Seattle Works Featuring Ivan & Alyosha, Yuni in Taxco & Kevin Long
Team Up for Nonprofits is thrilled to announce that Gigs4Good #11 will benefit wonderful local nonprofit Seattle Works and will feature rising stars Ivan and Alyosha, Yuni In Taxco and Kevin Long. Please join us at The Hard Rock Café on Thursday April 12, 2012. The event will raise vital funds for Seattle Works, a local organization that connects volunteers, develops emerging leaders and inspires dialogue. Funds raised through this Gigs4Good benefit will support Seattle Works Day, an event that engages over a thousand volunteers in one day to dig in at parks, schools and community spaces all over the city. Groups of coworkers, friends, professional groups, social organizations and more join together for this awesome day of teambuilding and impact. Show headliner Ivan and Alyosha’s soulful folk tunes suggest a band inspired, hopeful and longing; a band unafraid to probe their collective faith and doubts. Their track “Easy To Love” earned NPR Song of the Day honors as “a propulsive, sweetly booming ode to love as a feat of endurance.” We at Team Up are not the only fans of this band, Brandi Carlile has had the boys open for her on multiple occasions. Yuni in Taxco have been featured prominently on KEXP and have played a number of sold out shows in Seattle. Last summer saw them play every major music festival in the Seattle area including Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot, and City Arts Fest. Their 3rd album “Prizes” is due out in the Spring on Havaii Records.
Opening the show is Kevin Long, a 27 year old singer/songwriter originally from Spokane, WA. Heavily influenced by artists such as Neil Young, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake, simple song structures graced with intricate guitar picking, open tunings, and soft-spoken poignant lyrics make up his highly melodic, emotionally edgy tunes.
Team Up is a 501(c)3 organization which harnesses the power of music and social media to produce our Gigs4Good music benefits which raise funds & awareness for other great nonprofits in our community. With Team Up you buy the tickets… We bring the music… Nonprofits get the money!