NYC Undiscovered curated by indieFORK brings some of New York’s raw talent to the very heart of the city.
Last night, May 2, 2016, in the intimate setting of The Living Room lounge at the W Times Square hotel indieFORK kicked off the first in the series of concerts featuring undiscovered and raw talent of New York City.
NYC UNDISCOVERED is set to become a weekly event, giving various subway performers a chance to present their talent in front of a New York audience. The person behind the idea of these curated events is Kristyn Notholt, Creative Assistant and Content Curator at indieFORK. Notholt told us that she came up with the idea when she first moved to New York City and on a daily basis she would pass by artists and performers representing great talent. When the opportunity presented itself, she pitched the idea to showcase the talent of New York and built the project from the ground up.
The inaugural event featured performances from Drew Angus, Najah Lewis and John Arthur Greene. All of the performers were accompanied solely by the sounds of an acoustic guitar creating an intimate setting for the night.
Hearts were stolen by Najah Lewis’ performance – a Michigan-born New York transplant from Virginia (what a mix). Lewis moved to New York in 2010 to chase her dreams and pursue a music career in the big city. She presented the audience with soulful covers of today’s hits such as Rihanna’s “Work” as well as some of her original songs. Lewis told us there’s a self-produced record coming out in a few months.
NYC UNDISCOVERED is happening every Monday 6-9pm at The Living Room (W Times Square).