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The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St @ 22nd, Oakland, California 94612
San Francisco based Molly Bolten is a songwriter, composer, producer, vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and just general -ist. She sang in a genre-bending afrobeat band: Sensemaya Afrobeat All-Stars, and played guitar in a hip hop/soul/jazz outfit: Gorilla Gorilla. In 2013 she formed a superband out of those two groups and made the Night Kitchen Experiment, whom you will hear on her 2014 album All Seats Provide Equal Viewing of the Universe.
Oakland based singer-songwriter Kate Fiano released her album 'Revolution' in 2012. Since 2012 she has been the orchestra director at a middle school in the East Bay. Kate has taken the stage at popular venues across the country. Highlights include Nectar's Restaurant and Higher Ground (both in Burlington, Vermont), Black Eyed Sally's (Hartford, CT), El Rio (San Francisco, CA) and White Horse Bar Inn (Oakland, CA).
Amsterdam based Laura Stavinoha is a Dutch vocalist, composer, live looper, vocal coach and producer. As a singer, she has been involved in many styles: from baroque to deep house music and from contemporary classical to her own pop songs. For years, she has performed as a classical soprano in The Netherlands and abroad. The central theme in her current work is vocal live looping. Laura will release her 4th EP 'Empty Space' on September 21st.
Cover fee $5,-