If Cab Calloway, Outkast and Lauryn Hill would have a love child, it would sound like Parlor Social! Voted 2014’s ‘Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists and Bands in the USA’ by the national trade magazine, Music Connection, Parlor Social—Dessy Di Lauro (vocals), Ric’key Pageot (keys)—brings a fresh approach to the music scene. Their electrifying live shows are more than just a performance, they are an unrivaled jubilated experience. Backline’d with a band equipped with old style instruments & props, Parlor Social pays detailed homage to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930’s. But the undercurrent of their urban & hip-hop beats reveals their sound is a uniquely new creation they’ve dubbed “neo-ragtime/ speakeasy soul.”
Parlor Social is fronted by Los Angeles locals husband and wife team Dessy Di Lauro and Ric’key Pageot. Dessy (Cirque Du Soleil, Patti Labelle) provides sultry vocals that flawlessly encapsulate the spirit of Uptown’s early 20th Century cultural boom during the prohibition era, but she offers a timeless approach that’s all her own. Serving as musical director and pianist/ accordionist, Ric’key (Cirque du Soleil, Madonna, Jill Scott) is either playing the squeezebox or tickling the ivories with an affable buoyant stride that promotes the infectiously festive atmosphere of their concerts.
Parlor Social will open for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Uptown Theatre on October 14th.
Check out the Parlor Social sound: https://soundcloud.com/parlorsocial