***Due to recent developments, this show has been cancelled and ticket holders have been refunded. Disappointing we know! We hope to welcome Connie to The Carleton stage down the road when circumstances and her busy schedule permit. Apologies for the inconvenience.***
Berklee College of Music student Connie May, with opener Oh Alice, makes her début at The Carleton a homecoming on Thursday, January 13th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $32 + HST. This will be a full band performance showcasing songs from her upcoming 2022 album.
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Connie May is a singer/ songwriter who is well-known for her vibrant energy, powerful vocals, and show-stopping performances. Writing in the genre of Pop/R&B, she is also well-versed in musical theatre. Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she received first place in Junior Musical Theatre at the 2019 Nova Scotia Provincial Music Festival, received multiple first-place titles in the Kiwanis Music Festival, and has even directed her own show featuring youth performers with disabilities for the Halifax Fringe Festival. Growing up, May immersed herself in Neptune’s Youth Performance Company productions and taught musical theatre classes to children at the Neptune theatre school.
May has studied voice under Zoey Leger; Vera Savage; as well as Gabrielle Goodman, who has worked alongside names such as Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, and Roberta Flack. She studies songwriting under Paula Gallitano, who has worked with Luala Hathaway and Tina Turner. She also studies lyric writing under Pat Pattison, who revolutionized the process of songwriting, teaching the likes of John Mayer and countless others. Today she is based in Boston Massachusetts attending the Berklee College of Music, the leading institution for contemporary music in the world.
Come enjoy a night where Connie May tells her story. May is bringing to life her unreleased originals, which will soon air to the rest of the world throughout 2022. She is playing with her Boston-based band, including Julian “The Tiger Wizard” Lewis (Music Director, drums, piano), Miles Thomson (Trumpet), Evan Cieplik (Bass), and Niko Malinowski (Guitar). Members of the band have studied with many critically acclaimed musicians such as Tiger Okoshi; Nir Felder; and Tia Fuller, who has played with Beyonce and Esperaza Spaulding. Opening for May is special guest artist Oh Alice who released her first single Hurricane in 2020.