Rock On Philly: We Can Do It! An All-Female Showcase Honoring Women's History Month

Rock On Philly: We Can Do It! An All-Female Showcase Honoring Women's History Month

Tara Hendricks, Victoria Watts, CC Davis

Wed, March 26, 2014

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Rock On Philly
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Tara Hendricks
There are singers and then there are soul singers. Mere female artists, and then divas. If a single phrase could describe vocalist, songwriter and performer Tara Hendricks (formerly known as “taragirl”), it would be “the truth!” Her powerhouse voice, contagious energy and charismatic songs have earned the Philadelphia-based artist a reputation as an indie star. With two releases, multiple sold out shows, openers for Grammy-winning acts, and outlets like The Daily News calling her “Philly’s next signature voice,” and popular blogs begging “Someone sign this girl, promote her and get her on her way!” (PhillyChitChat.com), she is certainly poised to break out onto the larger music scene.

Drawing inspiration from compelling artists like Aretha Franklin and EnVogue, to Nikka Costa and Emeli Sande, this artist’s blend of soul, pop, funk and r&b has wide appeal, with her vocal acrobatics and fiery stage presence gaining new fans at every turn since releasing her self-written debut The 26th Power in 2006, followed by 2010’s The City: Soul Suite. Those acclaimed solo projects garnered the songstress numerous accolades including Philadelphia City Paper’s “10 Artists To Watch,” Billboard/Discmakers’s “Top 15 Artists: North East” in the Independent Music World Series, as well as performances alongside the likes of Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Amy Winehouse, Chrisette Michele and ZZ Ward.

Prior to performing sold out gigs all around her adopted Philly home, Tara gained experience in musical theater and talent shows growing up in her native New Jersey. While studying vocal performance at NYU by day, she honed her skills at open mics by night. After graduating, the singer made a move that would change the trajectory of her career by relocating to neo-soul capital Philadelphia. The move came in the latter half of a successful decade where the city’s music scene spawned acts like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Floetry, Bilal, The Roots, and the legendary Black Lily series, a showcase she read about in magazines and became one of her first feature performances. Soon after, Tara’s independent drive earned her opening slots for The Brand New Heavies and Avant. She paid her dues and built her fanbase one email at a time, establishing a sizeable following.

Now, Tara Hendricks is ready to unveil her third project, infusing her brand with a fresh look and sound. If her contagious, retro-infused single “Can’t Let Go”(2014) is any indication, Tara Hendricks is just starting to spread her wings.
Victoria Watts
Victoria was born and raised in San Diego, California. Coming from a musical family, Victoria had a love for music right from the very beginning. She began playing guitar when she was twelve years old and started writing music shortly after that. While growing as a musician throughout high school and college, Victoria played in a wide variety of venues with various groups. This gave her the opportunity to develop her skills at playing live music and collaborating with other artists. She later moved to Philadelphia to finish her degree, and since graduating has continued to delve into the music scene in that area. She now performs music full time in the band Element K. She also continues to work on her solo material. Her passion for singing everything that she wants to say will drive her to write and perform for as long as people will listen to her.
CC Davis
CC Davis is a new Rock artist with a Phenomenal sound. She continuously takes her fans on new life adventures with her great detail in story telling. CC Davis has been writing and performing music since the age of 11. This time working on her craft has gained her the personal yet professional touch she exudes as an artist. "I am comfortable in my own skin. Thank God for his many blessings and I pray that I can show the world my talent." CC Davis. CC Davis served in the U.S. Marine Corps obtaining the rank of Sgt. and now resides in Philadelphia PA. She hopes to have the opportunity to tell the world her story through music.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy Philly
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107