THE BOI AND THE GHOULS
The Boi & The Ghouls, a queer folk punk band based in Chicago IL. It features a ukulele front (LX Song), an acoustic bass (Sean Kienke), and various percussions (Josh Stanley). Expect plenty sarcasm, dry humor and contradicting emotions in their upbeat music storytelling.
KEHSIN’S JAZZ POP QUARTET
Kiki is currently a singer-songwriter and a producer based in Chicago specializing in a wide range of contemporary styles such as Jazz, R&B, Pop and Funk,with some of her influences being Wayne Shorter and James Brown. Winning a singing competition at the age of 10 is what drove Kiki to pursue music as a profession. A recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies, she credits her expansion of her musical journey to industry professionals such as Cheryl Wilson, amongst others. Thanks to her vigorous training and numerous stage experiences both with lead and background vocals, she landed a brief role as a background vocalist in the TV show Empire in early 2020.
“Learning how to sing is also about learning how to share your emotions and your stories to your audiences.” she says. With her sheer dedication, passion, faith and love for music, along with her upbeat and fun-loving personality, Kiki is translating that into her music journey.
Sara Mercurio, born and raised in New York, is a Chicago-based musician and performing artist. Though new to the Chicago scene, Sara has already performed at many events throughout the city. A frequent performer and featured act at many open mics and DIY events, Sara has also performed at spaces like the Holiday Club, the Voice Revolution (R)evolve Concert Series, Gallery Cabaret, and more. Sara is a prolific songwriter, known for her energetic performances and evocative storytelling. She draws inspiration from many different styles of music, including but not limited to rock, punk, folk, and lofi.
Led by drummer/organist Isaiah Keith, MOBIUS is a task force that specializes in funk, rock and soul music.