Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Ryan Leslie

Veteran Freshman Presents:

Ryan Leslie

Suzann Christine, Beano, Zeek "The Experience"

Thu, April 18, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$20.00

This event is all ages

Ryan Leslie
Ryan Leslie
Born in Washington, DC and raised in 8 cities across 2 continents, I was a senior at Harvard by the age of 19. I've spent the last seven years producing records for a myriad of artists and releasing 2 award-winning albums of my own. I'm also passionate about technology, philanthropy and social media and I've been an invited speaker at schools ranging from the Thurgood Marshall Academy in Harlem to the NYU Stern School of Business.

Suzann Christine
Suzann Christine
Class, creativity, and raw talent is what the 2012 Philly Hip Hop Award winner for "Best Female R&B Artist" Suzann Christine offers her many fans and followers with the fun yet relatable R&B/Pop music she is known for. Within the past year, this singer/songwriter has flooded the airwaves and social networks, winning the hearts and ears of thousands within her hometown of Philadelphia and throughout the country. Opening for Philly’s own Kindred, being chosen as one of the top 10 artist to make it in the Andre Harrell "2010 Superstar Soul Search" for Philly, launching the Philadelphia Phillies Official Playoff Anthem with Philly’s hit station Wired 96.5, being the Grand Prize winner of Citi Trends “The Big Break Talent Search” with her single Closed Casket, performing as a featured artist for BB Kings R&B spotlight, opening for Melanie Fiona, Wale, TI, Waka Flocka Flame and other notable artist at the popular RadioOne Fest; consistently releasing new music and gaining features on multiple websites/blogs and spins on popular radio stations such as Philly’s Hot 107.9…Suzann Christine has proven to her fans that she will provide nothing shy of greatness. Suzann Christine has built her following through collabs with local artists, YouTube covers with 30,000+ views and performances throughout Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, Miami and more. When this well-rounded artist is not performing and making new music, she’s giving back to her community through volunteer work and participation in charity events. Suzann Christine prides herself on having an “outside of the box” mentality when it comes to music and creativity, but still focusing on positivity while bringing back real music with a new age twist.
Beano
Beano
Barton Joseph French Jr. was born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Deborah Scott, was a very talented vocalist while his father, Barton Joseph French Sr., was a phenomenal guitarist. Being brought up in such a musical and God fearing household, there was no surprised when Bart decided to join his church choir at Holy Cross Baptist Church, where he blew the congregation away Sunday after Sunday. Gaining a great deal of confidence through the church, Bart started to find himself more and more through his music.

At the tender age of 13, he began entering himself into countless talent shows and musical showcases. After winning majority of them and gaining a small following, he then decided there was nothing more he’d rather do then sing. Playing around with his three cousins one day after a talent show, they decided that he needed a stage name. After jokingly giving him a nickname, the name stuck and he was known as “Beano” from then on.

As Bart matured, so did his love for music and his stage name. With his ability to serenade women with his voice at such a young age, they decided to call him “Beano the Gentleman”. At this point, he began to showcase his talent outside of the church, starting with BET’s own 106 & Park where he won his hometown a surprise performance by Def Jam Recording Artist, Ludacris. Soon after, Beano was discovered by International DJ Casper and became a member of Caspaws Music Group. After several trials and tribulations with his new group, Beano and his family felt it wasn’t the right fit and he decided to leave Caspaws. With performances like opening for Bad Boys’, B5 and Ether Boy’s, Ron Browz at Sneaker Villa’s High School Basketball Classic and various openings for artists like Akon, Kid Sister and Philly’s own Freeway at Solo Night Club under his belt, he felt very well prepared to start his solo career. After building a solid team around him, Beano is looking forward to working on his first project with help from some notable Philadelphia Singers, Songwriters, Producers and Engineers. Beano the Gentleman’s time is now!
Zeek "The Experience"
Zeek "The Experience"
This is "welcome back soul"... With a voice you won't forget and a debut single entitled "Separate" off of his first EP "Emotions" (a self-written and self-arranged project)ZEEK dramatically draws listeners in with his truly one-of-a-kind, soul-stirring voice. He melodically weaves tales of life and love over lush arrangements and classic lyrical depth. As a vocalist, arranger and songwriter, ZEEK infuses the best elements of R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Gospel music into a mélange that tugs your heart with honesty and prowess. One listen to his debut "Emotions" and it's clear these are the very beginnings of an awesome soul music journey.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123