June 13, 2011

REVIEW: 'Girls Who Rock'... ROCKED the Gramercy!

Photo Credit: Chante Ramsey/VySyn Photography

The Synch Ladies were in attendance this past Friday at The Annual 'Girls Who Rock' Benefit Concert  supporting She’s The First hosted by Toure.  The New York based concert aims to bring together the strongest voices in technology and entertainment; designed to advocate for girls' education worldwide. The concert was in partnership with the not-for-profit organization She’s the First who sponsors the education of girls in Uganda.

It was an amazing experience to be surrounded by a large diverse crowd coming together for a worthy cause – Education for All! The highlights of the evening included a stirring performance by Seattle born, KimberlyNichole. She kicked off her set with a White Snake hit followed by her own popular song, Disconnected, from her debut release, Yellow Brick Journey, then ended with a powerful rendition of Michael Jackson’s ‘Dirty Diana.’  Another highlight was Minnesota’s Nikki Jean, who educated the crowd on the songwriters of classic hits of yester-year like “My Girl” along with delivering musical gems from her forthcoming release in July.  The event’s special guest, Data, convinced us that even robots got soul and can rock out with the ladies.  Roboticist, Heather Knight who runs the Marilyn Monroebot, accompanied Data onstage for a comedic routine and dancing that would have made Michael Jackson proud!

In addition to these performers, the crowd was treated to energy packed performances by Eddy, JoJo and Nina Sky.  DJ Kiss 
got the crowd hyped and prepared for the nights' festivities!

Connecting with the new friends and catching up with old on such a glorious evening, we give special shout outs to Anisha Tull of Briclyn Entertainment, and superb vocalists, who backed Miss Kimberly Nicole...Darius Booker  (click his name to get a taste of his vocal abilities) and Don 'Day' Kornegay of Day & the Day Show.'

If you missed out, you still have an opportunity to contribute via the GWR and STF websites.  

Here are some highlights from the show…Enjoy!

Evening's Host, Toure 

Nikki Jean
Data "The Robot" and Heather
All Photos Courtesy of Chante Ramsey/VySyn Photography