Emily Afton ∞ Coreena ∞ Katie Kuffel

High Dive Presentw

Emily Afton ∞ Coreena ∞ Katie Kuffel

Tuesday 3/28

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$6 advance / $8 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Emily Afton
Emily Afton
Emily Afton's voice is transporting. Deep and smokey, Emily delivers her emotive and honest songs from a place that feels lodged in the past, rooted in a dreamy era. You can hear the Georgian lineage on her mother's side, conjuring a Southern swamp, mixed with urbane pop relevance. Oakland indie-rock meets an after hours quest for mischief, with ribbons of soul and electro-pop interwoven.

Breaking from her folk-pop start as Emily Moldy, Afton's band plays vocal-driven narratives in the style of Fiona Apple, followed by dark synths, and uptempo dance tracks that get crowds dancing. Emily spent 2014 writing and recording her first full-length album alongside acclaimed Bay Area producers David Earl and Lila Rose whose musical garnishes add cinematic depth to the once "sweet singer-songwriter music". This episodic LP laces together her five-year conversation with the ghosts of life, love, and death, and is set to be released in 2016.
Conflict: I had no producer to write or produce for me.
Resolution: I did it myself.

Problem solved right? Wait there's more…

"I needed a way to express my views into the universe and music proved the perfect medium." As a Berklee college of music alumni, having a head filled with knowledge of music theory and business while attending made Coreena feel, ready for the world, but she wasn't.

With a string of ups and downs in her personal and professional life, Coreena ended up feeling and being alone and lost.

That's when "the talk" happened... "Why don't you just produce and do it yourself" said the wise cousin...That's all Coreena needed to hear. She slowly regained confidence, excitement, focus, and a new skill set for production. First came the job of getting production equipment and learning it, then songwriting, recording, not to mention frilly stuff like pics 😉

With these tasks done, Coreena's first self produced, written and recorded EP was born "The 5th Element" the beginnings of what she is capable of.
Some of the songs from the EP and new material is what make her full length debut album "The Haunt" which sounds like a compendium of expressions that weaves in and out of feelings, thoughts, and ideas thru glitches, sound effects, and electronic instruments. All thru Coreena's fingertips.

Want more? It's not over, the journey continues, see what's in store for this artist future...
Katie Kuffel
Katie Kuffel
Katie Kuffel is singer-songwriter based in Seattle, Washington. With a contemporary sound that draws from blues, jazz and folk music, she writes her own innovative and thoughtful material. Her background in classical cello and jazz piano helps her to merge complex lyrics with a wholly unique sound.
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103