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Thursday, 12/19/2019

Set Times

Doors at 8:30
Spaceland and Sound & Fury Present
9 - Nia Andrews
10 - Teddy Swims

Times subject to change without notice

Spaceland and Sound & Fury Present

Teddy Swims

Jaten Dimsdale, known by his moniker, Teddy Swims, is an American singer and songwriter from Atlanta, GA. Teddy grew up navigating different worlds: he was a football player, a musical theater student and the grandson of a Pentecostal pastor. Teddy was exposed to a wider variety of music than most “country boys”. In high school and over the next few years he was in several bands, genres ranging from 80’s hair metal, funk, modern metalcore, soul, and country alternative bands. These experiences make Teddy who he is as an artist. In March of 2019, Teddy went on his first US tour as a hip-hop artist with his best friend Addy Maxwell, which he describes as freeing experience, as he was able to continue to expand into uncharted territory. With this in mind, Teddy began to explore integrating the various genres he loved: metal, pop-punk, soul/funk, country, gospel, r&b, and show-tunes, into one genre that is Teddy Swims. Teddy is the accumulation of past projects. Swims stands for: someone who isn’t me sometimes, a reference to Teddy’s struggle to integrate the different parts of himself. For Teddy, the goal is to break barriers and bring people together. About the project, Teddy says, “There are no categories, no stereotypes, no statistic is a definite number. Until we learn to see every person as an individual, we will never truly reach unity.”

Nia Andrews

Whenever artist Nia Andrews steps to the stage, the room around her falls into the dreamy world she paints. Solange called on her to join her #1 album A Seat at the Table alongside Kelly Rowland, and Nia’s most recent release, From Here, co-produced with frequent collaborator Mocky (Feist/Jamie Lidell) showcases beautiful songs that lift hearts and capture imaginations. After touring internationally as a background singer for artists Janelle Monae, Lauryn Hill and Common, singing at the Grammys for Mary J. Blige, and penning vocals for burgeoning stars such as Kelela and Blu as well as celebrated voices such as Jill Scott, it was a long time coming for Nia to step center stage with her debut EP, Colours. Since its release, the self-taught singer, songwriter, musician, and producer has become a seminal voice at live venues across Los Angeles’ thriving music scene and worldwide. She was the opener for Corinne Bailey Rae’s West Coast US tour, and made her Europe debut at Überjazz Festival in Hamburg, Germany, where she also played Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Leysin, Switzerland. No matter the setting or the sound – whether serving her raw emotion behind the piano, singing at a wild underground party, or alongside pop's heavy-hitters - one thing remains the same: Nia Andrews brings a magic like nothing else.