Ashling Cole, or as her adoring fans call her – “BISCUIT” is one of the most dynamic vocalists the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Her soaring voice and unparalleled professionalism make her a first call talent in the arena of R&B, funk and gospel.
Visit www.biscuit44.com to see pics and performances of Ashling “Biscuit” Cole
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, by way of Maine, New Jersey, Boston and Paris, France, Tysse now resides in Berkeley, California.
She writes impressively and produces original soul/indy-rock/neo-blues music that continually takes her audiences on an emotional journey. She does so every time she steps up to a microphone. Leah maintains a fresh originality that sets her apart.
Leah (Lee-ah) Tysse (Tie-see) first achieved acclaim with the release of her debut album, “Real Good Fire” which won Billboard’s Best R&B/Blues Song award for songwriting for the track “You Don’t Scare Me”. Her recent follow-up album “Love Again” is a soulful blend of infectious grooves and lyrical songwriting, featuring an all-star line-up of musicians including co/producer Mike Blankenship (Lauryn Hill, Ledisi, Sheila E.).
Tysse is a well-known Bay Area artist who has performed world-wide. She is also known as a featured soloist with San Francisco renowned Glide Memorial Church Ensemble, a 100-member gospel group that regularly performs to standing room only crowds locally and internationally. She can also be seen singing in the special features of the “Pursuit or Happyness” DVD starring Will Smith (filmed partially at Glide Memorial).
In her still young career, Tysse has recorded and/or shared stages with Taj Mahal, Boz Skaggs, Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams, Michael Franti (of Spearhead), Dwayne Wiggins (Tony Toni Tone), Debbie Davies, Tommy Castro, Nelson Braxton (Braxton Brothers), Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, etc. Tysse has fast earned the reputation of being an undeniably powerful presence on stage, a solid musician & composer and a respected bandleader.
“This age of American Idol and Disney-approved singers has no room for a big, brassy woman who takes no shit and can really belt one out. From Big Mama Thornton to Etta James all the way to Patti Labelle, every generation has had one but ours. It’s like when Chuck D asked all those years ago, “Who stole the soul?” Thank goddess for Valerie Troutt and the Fear Of a Fat Planet Crew. During college Valerie was mentored by jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Troutt approaches R&B standards, house grooves, and her original socially conscious jazz and soul compositions with the verve of the missing masters.” -D. Scot Miller, S.F. Weekly. ”
This Saturday, May 25th, Jack London Square is hosting the Jack London Square Rod & Custom Show. We at Lungomare are proud to offer food and beverage specials on our patio.
$5 Casa Noble Tequila
$6 Front Porch – Templeton Rye, Basil, Fermented Mediteranean Cucumber, Lime, Tonic.
$5 Marinated grilled spring vegetables
$5 Organic chicken marinated with harissa, lemon and rosemary
$5 Beef marinated with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, garlic , herbs
$5 Berkshire Pork marinated with garlic, ginger, cilantro, chili
Come out to Lungomare this Saturday and enjoy the show!