This past Saturday, industry insiders and music fans alike were treated to a special intimate gathering and performance in NYC, at the famed Sterling Sound Studios. The special event was the first of a new party series titled, ‘The-Kick-Back,’ presented by Ron Faison and Rodney Rikai. The space provided a chill and comfortable setting for folks to relax, enjoy some catered food and drinks, and take in some intimate performances from a few of R&B’s brightest newcomers.
Opening the nights performances was rising singer/songwriter Sonyaé Elise, who previously won the inaugural season of Bravo’s songwriting competition show ‘Platinum Hit.’ The New Jersey native treated the audience with a stellar acoustic set. The nights main attraction was Roc Nation songstress Bridget Kelly, who gracefully took the stage receiving a roaring applause, and performed a 3-song set of tracks from her debut mixtape “Every Girl,” including “My Heart” and “In The Morning,” then closing with her moving ballad “Special Delivery.”
As a surprise for the industry-heavy audience, hitmaking singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger was brought to the stage following Bridget, for a short performance of his own. Showcasing his vocal ability he opened with an a capella of R. Kelly, and got everyone in club mood with his songs “ASAP” and “Say No,” off his recently released, buzz-worthy mixtape, “Born II Sing Vol. III.”
Eric, Bridget and Sonyaé were also supported by fellow hitmaking singer/songwriter, Elijah Blake, who came through to watch his friends perform. Check out more photos below: