UPDATE: At 1 PM SLT on 11th January 2012, JordanReyne Deezul played Ce Soir for the first time. We are certain it will not be her last!
JordanReyne Deezul is an outstanding musician and we were more than pleased to welcome her to Ce Soir. Her mix of dark electronica, folk noir, and industrial influences is mesmerising. Ethereal Celtic melodies weave themselves over and through a rhythmic base of sound that take your attention. An hour with JordanReyne’s own special brand of musical magic is like nothing else. The audience was wowed from the first sounds coming down the stream. Those industrial sounds – metal against metal, steam hissing, wood slapping wood…nothing short of amazing as a backdrop for JordanReyne’s powerful vocals. We can’t wait for her next engagement at Ce Soir!
From New Zealand, JordanReyne has released 5 CDs internationally and has been nominated for an array of awards in the arts; several of her CDs have been commissioned by the NZ Arts Council. She won several awards during her performance at Ce Soir: the hearts and imaginations of everyone present. All I can say is…wow.
THEN, at 2 PM SLT, the inimitable Russell Eponym graced the Ce Soir stage once more.
A consummate artist, Russell charmed the audience with his velvety voice and pleasing mix of “Folk, Blues and Beyond.” Historical folk tales set to music – to modern tunes from the likes of Bob Dylan and Tracy Chapman – are but a part of his extensive repertoire. Indeed, Russell’s own compositions are the highlight of his performance, and the beloved melodies were hummed and sung by the audience, right along with him. Even an almost-sim crash (what was THAT about?) left him undaunted and his audience unscathed and ready for more!
Obviously, Russell Eponym is winner of the 2011 Avi Choice Award for Favourite Male Musician for many reasons. He’s exceptional: THE MUSIC WHISPERER.
Gina Stella made her Ce Soir debut at 7 PM SLT. A dazzling yet gentle presence, Gina is an accomplished and beloved musician. She has been playing acoustic guitar her whole life, and she loves writing and showcasing her new songs on stages all over SL. We at Ce Soir were thrilled to welcome her!
Many descriptions have been made of her music, and while she may have an edge like Melissa Etheridge and an ethereal voice like Jewel, Gina’s angelic voice is Gina’s – uniquely her own. Gina embraces music and it embraces her back. This is heard in the diversity of her set, both her originals and cover tunes. Her music is heartfelt and you will want to hear her over and over again. What sweet, sweet music filled the air at Ce Soir…Tonight! Thank you, Gina!
As you can see, things are going along at Ce Soir, and we are learning much about having a music and arts venue in SecondLife. It is all joy to us and we hope you will come along and share the magic!