Local Soul, Funk and Hip Hop Artists to Perform at Adcraft Advertising Awards Show

November 26, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
DETROIT, Nov. 26, 2013 Local soul, funk and hip hop artists will perform Wednesday, Dec. 4 as part of the Adcraft Club of Detroit's annual D Show awards, taking place at Detroit's Masonic Temple. The annual event recognizes and celebrates the work of the local marketing, advertising and creative community during the past year. As a way of also celebrating Detroit's rich music heritage, the show will pay tribute to the sounds of the Motor City and feature musical performances from local artists including Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, El Dee, Leaf Erickson and DJ Frank Raines.

"Detroit has obviously had an incredible impact on the music industry throughout its history," said Stuart O'Neil, chairman of Adcraft's D Council, the group that puts the D Show together each year. "We're proud to recognize those contributions, along with the work in our own industry, by featuring performers of Detroit's next generation of musicians."

Performers Include:

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas: Launching in 2009, the Detroit-based band describes its music as "dark soul," and "gothic pop" and is known for its heartfelt lyrics and vulnerability. The group has become a local favorite and is spreading its name nationally with sell-out tours across the country. The group recently released its new album "Demons" November 12.

El Dee: Detroit-based "El Dee" features a blend of pop, ragtime and Motown sounds. The group is led by vocalist Lauren Deming and also includes Nicholas Maher, Jonathan Leaf, Steve Hagen and Alex McQuiston. The band will release its debut album in March.

Leaf Erickson: Leaf Erickson is an up-and-coming hip hop artist born and raised in Detroit. He belongs to the Butter Made Records family and credits jazz as his favorite music.

DJ Frank Raines: Funk DJ Frank Raines is best known as the driving force behind the legendary Motor City Funk Night, voted America's best party by Paper Magazine. The monthly event features rare and obscure funk and soul music selected by Raines.

The D Show runs from 6 - 10 p.m. and features a strolling dinner, open bar and awards ceremony. Tickets are $130 for general admission and $65 for students, 21 and older only. Those interested in attending must pre-register online here. Dress code is creative black tie.

For more information visit www.Adcraft.org.

About Adcraft Club of Detroit

Established in 1905, the Adcraft Club of Detroit brings together members of the media, advertiser and agency community to exchange big ideas, support and educate one another as means of evolving their own professional development and the creative industry they are a part of. With 1,600 plus members, the Adcraft Club of Detroit houses some of the most well-respected and established consumer brands in the world.

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