Knoxville’s Chris Blue became an international sensation as the winner of season 12 of the hit NBC series The Voice. His rendition of Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” and “Take Me To The King” proved show-stopping, while a duet with mentor Alicia Keys on “Diamonds and Pearls” brought the house down. Following his victory, Chris inked a deal with Republic Records.
Blue has teamed up with Knoxville producer/musicians Matt Honkonen and Sam Thomas for our May 21 event. Thomas is a four-time GRAMMY Award winning mixing engineer and producer and multi-instrumentalist whose credits include Mary J. Blige, Justin Beiber, Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, and Usher. Honkonen spent more than a decade touring up and down the East coast with such bands as Peak Physique, Tenderhooks, Llama Train, RB Morris, and Tim Lee 3 before founding Pitchwire Studios in 2018. He quickly found success, with his projects gaining attention from outlets including NPR and the New York Times. The three have created an innovative project that makes the best of social distancing. Each artist records various parts of a song – Chris might sing lead and background vocals, Sam might play keys and guitar, Matt could be on hand percussion, drums, and vocals – and all of the parts are layered to create a sound much larger than three musicians.
Dinner will be provided by Yassin’s Falafel House,and delivered straight to your door by Gateway Delivery.
Tickets to the event range from $50 to $250 and include payment to each participating musician and business as well as a donation to the Jane George campaign. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available.