SOhO Singer-Songwriter Showcase!

SOhO Singer-Songwriter Showcase!

Tue 8.7.18

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Heather Heiner - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Ben & Ash - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Ben & Ash
Beautifully melodic acoustic singer/songwriter duo.

Ashley Ann Lambert had the privilege of meeting Mr. Ben Kendall in the summer of 2006 on the streets of Santa Barbara. State Street to be exact. Little did she know, two years later, the two would join together to create a mixed sound of Kendall's rustic rock songwriting and Lambert's New York savy classic vocals. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Benjamin Stowell Kendall found the guitar in the fall of 1999 at age 18. Years later, his rock/western songwriting style is influenced by an abundance of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, the Old 97s, Metalica, and even Sarah Mclachlan. Kendall has played with other local bands such as Wil Ridge and The Dead Horse Opera, Tonedown, and Cutthroat but is now pursuing (at times with the help of Ashley Ann Lambert) his own art. Also born in Santa Barbara, Ashley grew up training classically at the Music Academy of the West developing an operatic and musical theater repertoire. She pursued theater in New York City attending New York University's Tisch School and currently bounces back between both coasts. This is her first experience with singer/songwriter material and she has adapted quite nicely to this new sound.
Victoria Vox
Victoria Vox (Victoria Maher, née Davitt) is an award-winning songwriter and performer. Originally from Green Bay, WI, Vox has lived in France, England, Nashville, Baltimore, and now resides in Costa Mesa, CA. Vox is an 'ukulele-toting award-winning songwriter and performer. With a passion for songwriting since she was 10, (first on keyboard, then on guitar), she studied at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and in 2003, she took up the ukulele as her main accompaniment. Since the release of her first ukulele album in 2006 (... and her Jumping Flea), Vox has been one of the leading songwriters on the ukulele scene (Ukulele Magazine, front cover + feature article). However, she straddles into the folk scene as well, where she has opened for Jackson Browne, Tom Chapin, Leo Kottke, and Cheryl Wheeler. She performs mostly as a one-woman-band, incorporating a loop pedal and bass effect on her ukulele, while taking her own solos (on mouth-trumpet), and cutting through it all with her genuine lyrics and pure voice. A stage name can be a becoming thing. "Vox" (in latin) means voice, and along with her care for the environment (1% for the Planet Member), she has written and donated songs to the American Aspergers Association and the Duchenne Foundation. On a lighter note, she also has perfected the Mouth-Trumpet which, to some, is considered a form of "beat-boxing". Vox takes improvisational solos echoing the tones of trumpet genius, Chet Baker, solely with her voice. This odd and quirky talent, nonetheless, landed her on the Jay Leno Show (2009) and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (2015). 2018 welcomes the release of her new album, "Colorful Heart". It's whimsical and eclectic and full of heart.

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Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101