Maryanne Ito & The Astatine Collective
Saturday, October 25, 2014 • 7:55pm
JJ Dolan’s / Hifi Hawaii Stage (Chaplain Ln. & Nu‘uanu Ave.)
Part of the FREE Street Festival Schedule + Map
What happens when a local neosoul artist named Maryanne Ito reaches #4 on the official UK Soul Chart just six weeks after her debut album’s release? It turns heads. And, that’s exactly what will happen when you hear her perform at this year’s Hallowbaloo.
A singer and a songwriter, Ito’s pure, angelic sound that cuts through the air like crystal, combined with her band The Astatine Collective, produces soulful music with hip hop, reggae and R&B touches. Her voice has been likened to other neosoul stars like Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, and everyone who’s touched her album Waking Up, released earlier this year, has left her rave reviews, describing it as the “blowout album of the summer” and a “must-have for any serious music lovers collection.”
Prepare to be wowed when she takes the stage and sings songs with lyrics that you can relate to, especially about love and relationships. Her music and voice will leave a lasting impression on you, in the sweetest way possible.
By Christine Hitt