Two terrific groups wowed a panel of judges and the audience at the The Dimock Center’s 5th Annual Talent Showcase held at Scullers Jazz Club.
These finalists will now perform as part of the main lineup at Steppin’ Out for The Dimock Center on Saturday, November 7th.
Blaque Lyte began performing in 2006, when they first captivated their audience at a show called "The Spot" at Eastern Nazarene College. With the response and energy they received from that show, the band began rehearsing, composing and arranging much more intently. Since then, Blaque Lyte has had some of the best musicians and Berklee College of Music alumni performing with the band, creating a growing circle fans and impressive network of musicians. The group’s musical influences include an array of artists in the R+B, Funk, and Pop genres as well as bands like Lettuce, Soulive, RH Factor, and Mint Condition. This group of talented young musicians has made it their mission to find the common ground between playing the familiar sounds an audience wants to hear, while exposing fans to an original musical experience.
A talented band drawn from Berklee College of Music alumni and current students, Blaque Lyte’s lineup includes band leader/saxophone, Brent Herbert, vocalist and Dorchester resident, Whitney Jones, bassist Alex Bailey, Herman Bellanton on key boards and guitarist Dave Scher.
Nemisis is a native Boston band, known for their outstanding funk, R&B and Jazz repertoire. The band is comprised of producers, writers, and performers who have been on tour with multiple celebrity artists. Most recently, Nemisis was chosen for the up and coming Armed Forces Tour. Nemisis recently performed at Boston’s first annual Green Day Festival, where they were received with great adulation.
Core members of Nemisis include bassist/vocalist and Dorchester native, Kevin McElroy, vocalist and Springfield, MA native, Whitney Marshall, and long-time Boston resident and Berklee College of Music trained percussionist, Osi Braithwaite.