&More (Chill Moody & Donn T)

Bootleg Theater Presents

&More (Chill Moody & Donn T)

DJ Suga Shay, TATE

Wed. February 6, 2019

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$12 - $15

This event is 21 and over

Visionary solo artists, Chill Moody (with his straightforward and prolific MC style), and singer Donn T (with her rich vocals and pictured songwriting) are the new Philly-bred band, &More. Here the supreme DIYers are at their best.

&More has gained steady traction since launching during Grammy week at The Roots’ Jam Session (Gramercy, NY) in Jan 2018. “My Own Light”, the band’s debut single dropped the following month.

In Spring of 2018, the duo opened for former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Liacouras Center for College Signing Day and released the official music video for, “My Own Light” featuring Grammy Award-winning spoken word artist J. Ivy. &More also appeared on the Emmy Award-winning PBS tv series, Articulate with Jim Cotter where Donn T was a guest. With momentum building, midsummer 2018 found &More igniting The Chill Moody Stage as part of the Wawa Welcome America celebration, and taking no prisoners at WXPN’s (88.5 FM) XPoNential Music Festival.

Their strides won them the respect of powerhouse rockers, Low Cut Connie (lauded by Rolling Stone for one of The Best Albums of 2018). &More was invited to join their tour in Fall 2018. The unlikely lineup played to sold out crowds, on a lineup that also included country and americana singer-songwriter Ruby Boots.

The forthcoming single, “WHOA!” by &More, and the official music video, featuring the legendary Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage) arrives this winter on D-tone Victorious/ nicethingsMUSIC with distribution by Black 17/Orchard.

Ethel Bobcat, the much anticipated debut album by &More arrives early 2019.

According to the pair, “Ethel Bobcat is a fictitious character and symbolic of the neighbor who acts as a mouthpiece, news bearer and caretaker to all from her front stoop”.

While the project is heavily steeped in storyteller lyrical style, the duo ride atop the edgey tracks of producer Ben “IAmBNJMIIN” Thomas (Post Malone, Jazmine Sullivan, Brian McKnight, Ty $ ), guitarist/producer Jake Morelli (Bruno Mars , Grace Potter, The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff , Esperanza Spalding) and others.

What makes Chill Moody and Donn T a formidable team? She is Renaissance woman to his Atlas Man. In their respective camps, they’re each known to be weighty, multifaceted, hands-on artist-bawse types. As a power-packed duo they’re that, &MORE.
DJ Suga Shay
DJ Suga Shay
Widely known across the US for her bold DJ sets, Suga Shay is a fashion industry regular, having played for brands such as Skingraft, Athleta (NYFW), Diesel, & Top Shop. With a mix of hip hop, ballroom, tech house and club music, her versatile underground style has been showcased at many of Los Angeles’ favorite parties. As comfortable on large stages as she is in basement afterparties, she’s been seen DJing alongside chart-topping mainstays such as Miguel and Solange Knowles, and has toured internationally with rising star Bhad Bhabie.
A truly unique voice - unmistakably powerful beyond its years with a grit, passion and rawness that is sorely lacking in the current charts. An old-soul's voice housed in a fresh young spirit with an irresistible energy. Shades of Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and Christina Aguilera combined with the attitude and flow to back it up. This is TATE, a born-to-sing girl who was clearly placed on this planet to move the world with her music. Are you ready?

Be it a party song, inspirational banger or gut-wrenching ballad, these are message songs at heart. The current state of the world calls for songs that provoke thought and action, love and protest. TATE rises to the call by writing and singing what she knows - growing up in a rough neighborhood, pain, struggle, loss, hustle, survival, along with faith, hope, Angels, signs and a fierce embrace of destiny and purpose.

Born Margaret Tate Gabbard in Lexington, KY and raised in Wilmington, DE, TATE was influenced early on by her father's love for music and vinyl collection. The likes of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Janis Joplin were in heavy rotation in her youth. As a teen, she discovered hip hop and rap, the music that "changed her life." You'll catch more recent influences like Drake, Rihanna, and Missy Elliot in her music, but TATE's style is her very own - Urban Pop with a futuristic edge.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057