Aug 27 9:00pm - 12:00am
One part pop music and one part hip-hop... all blended together and spiked with some rock'n'roll. That's how HELLO BROOKLYN was formed in January 2011 right here in the city that never sleeps, NYC.
HELLO BROOKLYN's creativity and unique lineup transforms their live shows into your favorite concert, dance party, rock event and singing-along-in-the-shower all mashed up into a high energy performance. From the latest pop songs to the hottest hip-hop and dance hits, the band strives to keep people singing and dancing along all night long.
HELLO BROOKLYN is led by the unique duo of Liz Regan and Ray Ramos. Liz brings a girl-next-door vibe infused with a big rock'n'roll voice and uplifting charisma while Ray's intensity, authenticity and skills as a MC have earned him fans throughout the East Coast having previously fronted successful bands in Philadelphia and Washington DC for over a decade.
Depending on who you ask, our band's name came from a variety of origins. Some say it's because three of the band's original five members lived in Brooklyn, while others say it is an homage to the "Hello Brooklyn" records by the Beastie Boys and JayZ. Or is it because when you leave one of our rowdy shows in Greenwich Village you see the sunrise and say hello to the BK. All of these theories hold some merit, but as long as it's synonymous with having a good time and singing at the top of your lungs, we're good.
Aug 27 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Setsuko is a Japanese singer songwriter involved in Pop, R&B, jazz, theater, and classical. Born in Osaka, Japan on July 21st, 1985, Setsuko fell in love with music early in her childhood, and spent much of her adolescence singing and dancing for friends and relatives. While studying diet and nutrition in Osaka City University, Setsuko joined various clubs associated with both music and dance where she eventually found the motivation to pursue a professional career in music. After gaining a small following in the university scene, Setsuko wrote her first Japanese language song “Catch the Future” at the age of 19. She then began booking performances for herself at local clubs in the Osaka area, while at the same time learning the fundamentals of music production and promotion. In July 2006, Setsuko produced and starred in her first solo performance at Flamingo the Arusha, one of Osaka’s premiere live venues. In April 2010, Setsuko released her first professionally produced single “Shining Heart/Catch the Future”, and the release party was held at the prestigious Club Onzieme, which is one of the famous performance venues in Osaka. Instead of focusing on the Japanese market, Setsuko decided that in order to achieve her dream of becoming a worldwide entertainer that she would have to set her sights higher. Setsuko’s last solo show in Japan was held in April 2011 at Laurence in Osaka, and in August 2011 she moved to New York City to establish herself professionally in the American and global markets. Living in the music capital of the world has inspired Setsuko in more ways than she could have ever imagined. Since her arrival stateside in 2011, Setsuko has performed in many clubs, festivals, concerts, and charity benefits throughout the city. Setsuko released her first English language single “Mr. Right” in July 2012. In July 2013 Setsuko released her second single “If You Believe in Yourself”. The official music video of both “Mr. Right” and “If You Believe in Yourself” were released shortly thereafter. Setsuko is currently working on her first album , which will be released in 2014 spring.
Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse raison d'être is to produce rapture…moments of rapture for all those who come…moments where you’re happy to be alive and wanting to live forever. Sounds crazy. We know. It’s what we want to do.
Guests coming to Toshi’s should experience coming to Toshi’s home: good food, good cheer, understated yet sublime where, when we’re doing our job, for those moments, you’re truly happy and content and enjoying. Whatever happened at work or at home, whatever else is going on in your life, that’s all left at the door, the moment, Ponzu, greets you with a wag of a tail and atwinkle in his eye. You enter comforted by the assurance that, Ponzu, our door Morkie, senses niceness and barks at meanies. We have a no meaniesdoor policy and Ponzu's very strict in protecting of our home.
Performers at Toshi’s can expect unconditional love. When performers are given unconditional love; like children, they flourish. Toshi’s mantra to all his “children” is for them to soar. We want to see performers debut at Toshi’sand go on to catapult onto the world stage…beyond Toshi’s. Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse is owned by a performer (toshi), who can also count beans, but visualizes that inspired performers = inspired guests = inspiredbean counting.
No PR. No advertisment. No hype. If you know about us, that’s because a friend told you. Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse wants to remain simple, real and kick-ass. That’s our mission. That’s our duty. That’s our promise to you, guest and performer alike. That’s what makes us happy to be alive and wanting to live forever.
Toshi & Ponzu will buy you a complimentary bottle of house champagne here at Toshi's Living Room with reservation guaranteed by credit card.