Valerie Broussard to Headline the Delancey 8/27/14

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Jake Sims, Future Dead Guys to open.

Valerie Broussard and Jake Sims

Fresh off her recent appearances at Rockwood Music Hall and Philadelphia's Beta Hi-Fi Festival, Valerie Broussard will be headlining New York City's The Delancey on Wednesday, August 27th. Melding pop and soul, Broussard will be headlining her first major NYC venue.

Before she takes the stage, New York rock trio Future Dead Guys will play a short set to celebrate the release of III available now on Bandcamp. III is their rambunctious debut, with band members Ron Moore & Adam Platka holding down the groove for frontman Drew Broussard's sailing vocals and screaming guitar.

Opening the evening will be British pop up-and-comer Jake Sims, making his stateside debut. Sims has been a rising star across the pond and will join Valerie Broussard for their hit duet, "Tell Me (Before You Leave)" at the Delancey.

Doors will open at 7:45pm and tickets are $10. The Delancey is located on 168 Delancey St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

VALERIE BROUSSARD: Valerie Broussard was born and raised in Springfield, Pennsylvania where she first exhibited a love of performing when she insisted on singing Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ at the library talent show. She was six years old.

After high school, Valerie moved to England to study philosophy at University College London. At UCL she focused on political theory and ethics and wrote a dissertation on ethics and audience emotional reaction in the performing arts. While completing undergraduate and graduate degrees, she continued to perform in musicals and was featured in two professional operas. During that time she made her live rock debut alongside acclaimed British blues artist Will Johns at 12 Bar in London.

Recent performing highlights include MSK’s Pre-Grammy Party (Los Angeles) The 100 Club (London), and The Basement (Nashville).

FUTURE DEAD GUYS: Born out of a long-gestating plan by bassist Ron Moore to convince his nephew to move to New York, Future Dead Guys first creaked to life in January 2011 when said nephew (frontman Drew Broussard) joined Moore and drummer Adam Platka for a boozy jam session.

Chemistry was quickly evident and after quite a lot of time resisting the inevitable, they all agreed to get slightly more serious about the thing. The trio plays a blend of rock, blues, jazz, and pop – the sound of a collective 100+ years on the planet and music influences to match. They’ve decided that the time is right to unleash the grooves. The world will never be the same.

JAKE SIMS: Jake Sims first caught the public eye when he was awarded Best Male Vocalist by BBC Gloucestershire. His YouTube covers have garnered over 150,000 views and 50,000 hits for his original material on Soundcloud. After winning the prestigious 'Best Male Vocalist' in the C.Y.S Voice Of Wales, he was invited to headline at St. David's Hall.

Since then, he has headlined for the Elton John Aids Foundation at Kensington Roof Gardens for 'Revival', an event hosted by Alan Carr. Over the past six months, Jake has performed to thousands of people in venues that include The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, The Pheasantry in South Kensington and Oxford Streets 100 Club.

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