Larimer Lounge Presents: Initiation Tour 2.0
Elle Winter, Aja9
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmLarimer Lounge
$10 - $12
This event is all ages
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The members of 4th Ave., who range in age from 17 to 20, each battled individually on the ABC show BOY BAND, with three of the four making it all the way to the season finale. While they were ultimately not voted into the final group, they came out of the experience with a strong bond and a shared love for making music together.
Timbaland, one of the show’s mentors, urged Cam, Mikey, Marcus and Jaden to continue reaching for the stars – without ever having heard them sing as a group. The four were never all together during the run of the show, but behind the scenes they formed a unique brotherhood that has proved as inspirational as the harmonic melody their voices make together.
Even more encouraging has been the response from their fans, who have been desperate for more from these stellar vocalists since BOY BAND went off the air. The group officially launched in January 2018, and in less than a month had chalked up more than 160,000 streams across a variety of platforms, while accruing more than 13,000 followers on Instagram and more than 4,000 subscribers on YouTube.
4th Ave.’s first single, “XOXO” was released just in time for Valentine’s Day, and that weekend the boys performed the song live at the NBA Celebrity All Star Game. Their heartfelt harmonies have also backed superstar singer-songwriter Charlie Puth. They’ll soon be releasing their stunning debut, The Initiation Playlist.
It should come as no surprise that these four have become such a distinctive combination, with personalities as unique and complementary as their voices. Cam Jackson (20) is the big brother, the peacemaker and natural born leader whose unflappable charm brought the band together; Mikey Jimenez (18), the laid-back visionary, open to every idea and able to integrate them into the band’s big picture; Marcus Pendleton (17), the endlessly energetic hype man, the youngest in spirit if not in age and a constant source of energy; and Jaden Gray (17), the old soul, determined and headstrong with musical knowledge beyond his years.
The band’s backgrounds are equally diverse. Cam is a New Jersey kid who studied at the Broadway Dance Academy and loves early 2000s R&B from John Legend to Usher. Mikey hails from California, where his family owns a strong of salons – and he has the perfectly-coiffed hair to prove it. Marcus, also known as K-MARZZZ, is a Michael Jackson superfan raised in the country music hub of Nashville. Jaden is another California boy, who grew up singing in church both in his native Compton and in Marietta, GA, where he spent part of his childhood.
While they were fierce competitors on screen, the four became lifelong friends in the off hours of the ten-week series. While the show’s winners were chosen by the judges, 4th Ave. chose each other. Their bonds were forged during late-night hang-outs in Cam’s room, which became a hub for the contestants, where they played video games, blew off steam, sharing pizza, and singing together into the wee hours. It was in those informal sessions, with no audiences or judges watching, no cameras capturing every moment, that they found the gorgeous harmonies that form the heart of 4th Ave.
The Initiation Playlist will introduce the 4th Ave. sound to the world with eight songs that showcase the band’s diverse inspirations and drive to inspire with their message of positivity and tolerance. Cam, Mikey, Marcus and Jaden have all followed different and winding paths in their lives, but they’ve converged on 4th Ave., together heading down a road that leads to a bright horizon – and beyond.
Spending most of 2017/18 in the studio, Elle is working with a number of high profile producers, including The Orphanage/OAK Felder (Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Khelani), Dave Katz (Katy Perry, Train, Gym Class Heroes), Metrophonic (Britney Spears, Cher, Enrique Iglesias, James Bay),and NOTD(Bea Miller). Elle released her first single “One More” in April 2018 and recently completed the first leg of a radio promo tour visiting the NY, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, Syracuse, Buffalo radio markets amongst others.
Elle Winter’s “One More” Music Video: https://youtu.be/oO0TwlxErVs
Elle was most recently named "Elvis Duran's Artist of The Month" and performed her single on The NBC Today Show. This past June, Elle opened for superstar boyband “Why Don't We” at WIOQ (Q102)/Philly’s Summer Kick Off Concert. She also represented iHeart Radio as their Instagram correspondent for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards and is currently the KIIS-FM/L.A.'s "Next Up" artist. She sang the National Anthem at the Orioles vs. Yankees game at Oriole Park last month and treated fans to a show for the season’s first “Friday Fireworks & Music” concert series.
On the collaboration front, Elle has been featured on famed DJ and Producer “Andrelli’s” release “Always You,” reaching millions of streams/views. Elle has also joined Australian boy band “LYNK” on their new song “Rude.” Elle has many performances scheduled including the second leg for the major market tour of boyband 4th Avenue.
Staying true to her roots in music and following her passion for the arts, Elle has also paved her own way in the entertainment industry through acting by landing a supporting role in the film Three Generations starring Susan Sarandon, Elle Fanning and Naomi Watts. Most recently, she secured a role in the Netflix film The After Party, which was released this past Summer.
When Elle is not singing, writing, performing or acting she devotes her time to organizations such as The Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Music is Medicine, which bring music to children at hospitals across the country.
With her new management team led by David Nathan, a 30 year veteran of the music industry (Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande), and the representation by CAA for Music/Touring (Mark Cheatham), Acting and Branding, Elle is now well positioned for pop stardom.
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