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Fri, May 26, 2023 @ 10:00 pm - Sat, May 27, 2023 @ 1:00 am
Cariah Brinaé Birthday Bash 2023
‘HOOK AFTER DARK’
- GA: $12 ADV / $20 DOS
*Does not include fees
Cariah Brinaé Birthday Bash 2023
Cariah Brinaé Performing with the Kelz Musik Band
Hosted by Kiara Badu
Contemporary R&B singer/songwriter Cariah Brinaé started singing at the age of 6. Since 2010 she has shared her gift with the world through posting song covers online, and performing live onstage at open mics and shows in the Minneapolis area. Now a solidified recording artist, she connects with listeners and takes them on a passionate journey through her musical love tales & stories, with her memorable brand of retro meeting the alt-R&B of the times.
Cariah Brinaé has made quite the splash in the true indie music world from the moment she started releasing music. Her first ever 2019 promotional single “Last Time”, immediately became a hit with grassroots listeners. The Audiomack streaming platform tapped it to trend on their site, and to date it has amassed over 6,000 organic, unique streams worldwide.
With this beginning to her music career, audiences flocked closer to the Minneapolis singer / songwriter, whose mezzo-soprano vocals provide a soulful invitation to the ear. Her next single, “The Space”, was released commercially in 2019, and it firmly placed her arrival as one of the future acts in R&B; as it permeated through the underground & made its way to music fans of all kinds. As it grew, the smash single was featured throughout indie media, and as it made its rounds Cariah became a press darling. Cariah has been highlighted on music and culture blogs DOPECAUSEWESAID, MNStandup, Lizzie Brodie, and broke2dope, to name a few. “The Space” has now surpassed 10,000 organic, unique streams worldwide.
Summer 2020 brought on an active release schedule, with singles “One & Only” (with Zay Starr) and “Sunday”, with “Sunday” also being featured by the R&B Hype music blog, and is approaching the 10,000 worldwide streams mark. Cariah also featured on the “Make Love” single from Twiss Smith Productions during that time.
At the top of 2021 a positive shift took place when she released the acclaimed acoustic performance version of “The Space” via her YouTube channel, becoming the next signature song in her catalog. More people took notice in the culture, and she gained yet even more praise and whispers from, and around, successful and well known entertainment & music industry folk. She sat down for a breakthrough interview with media personality Lisa Moy, and headlined her first ever concert in Minneapolis-her 70’s themed birthday bash in May 2021, full circle to a packed crowd at the historic Red Sea venue where she got her start in music.
She featured on both Vence Julez’s “Sneaky Link” and TWAIN’s “Joliet” throughout 2021 also. She ended that year inking a new distribution deal with the invite-only platform Sparta Distribution, powered by Warner Music Group’s 300 Entertainment. Her first Sparta release was the 2021 holiday single “Be My Christmas Love”. A remastered version of “The Space – Acoustic” was released next on January 25, 2022 to celebrate its one year anniversary. In August, she was announced as a recipient of the American Composers Forum’s 2022 Minnesota Music Creator Award, on the heels of releasing her seductive single “Freak Me” (feat. BenSap Grimm). Later that month, she headlined for the 2nd time ever in her hometown at her An Evening With Cariah Brinaé concert at the James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW.
Notable airplay for her music includes Dash Radio, the Purple Current, which is the 24 hour stream from Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current 89.3 celebrating Prince’s musical universe of songs, inspirations, peers – which they call the “Purple Family Tree”, and her personal hometown favorite 89.9 KMOJ FM. Also, Cariah was handpicked for Bree Noble’s award winning Women of Substance Music Podcast, which features “the best new music by Female Indie Artists”- a highly visible platform celebrating female indie talent since 2007.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.