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All Sweat Original Series: Soultru, Frankie Fontagne, and Zay
April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The All Sweat Original Series is a curated event to showcase Quad City artists in a way you’ve never seen them before. Unlike a standard concert this is an intimate moment for you to truly connect with these musicians and their art. Local songwriters are paired up with top notch QC musicians to act as their own personal backing band, complete with all the fun and community that the Quad Cities as come to know as an All Sweat Productions show.
This month’s songwriters are:
Soultru is a soul acoustic artist based in Davenport, Iowa, a part of the Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois. He has signed to Kansas City label The Record Machine. They sometimes travel with a full band and as a duo or solo (Terrance Banks).
Drawing influence from gospel music artists like Fred Hammond and Smokie Norful. While later finding artists such as Gavin Degraw, Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, and, most recently, Allen Stone.
They have had the pleasure of opening for artists such as Kweku Collins, Magic City Hippies, Michigan Rattlers, Neil Hilborn, Ceschi Ramos, Kaleb Mitchell, and shared The Alder Theatre stage with Amythyst Kiah in June 2021.
Soultru ended 2021 strong playing essential festivals such as Alternating Currents in the Quad Cities, added to the Barrel and Flow Fest in Pittsburgh, PA, and Lincoln Calling in Lincoln, NE.
Born in the small mid-west town of Monmouth, IL, Frankie Fontagne began her career early, as most soul singer/performers did, singing in the church choir. It was here that her natural ability was given the roots that would later flower into its current soulful state. Not only did Ms. Fontagne sing in the church choir, but she became a student of music. From 1982-1993, Ms Fontagne became a student of the Monmouth, Warren County music program, headed by Dr. Edward Sheckler. It was there that she flourished as an awarding winning percussionist. Those years were the beginning of Ms. Fontagne’s proving ground.
Realizing that her hometown didn’t provide the opportunities she needed, Frankie packed up and headed west to California where she began to ride the “circuit” dabbling in gospel and doing hooks for various west coast rap groups throughout the 90’s. Though not very lucrative, these escapades paid off in the form of studio experience as well as chances to arrange and produce.
Born in Glendale, California, but makes his home in Davenport, Iowa; Zay has always had a passion for music. At the young age of 14, Zay started producing 6 track beats for fun, and would occasionally write short stories and poems. Little did he know this would build a strong foundation for his music career in the years to come. He’s amassed over 15 years as a professional hip-hop dancer/choreographer, was a featured dancer on B.E.T’s 106th & Park -Wild Out Wednesday, and has done shows with Chris Brown, Soulja Boy & T-Pain.. Zay is not only at the forefront of entertainment as an up & coming Artist & DJ, but also has an AA and BS in Electronic Engineering. Producing/Writing/DJ’ing & Performing is his passion and you will definitely hear it in his new music.
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7pm
All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.
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