Saturday, February 14
Doors: 7 pm | Show: 8 pm
Tickets: $18.50 ADV | $20 DOS
Elise Testone is the perfect combination of soul, rock, attitude and restraint. She is equally impressive at belting James Brown style Soul as she is emoting over gentle ballads.Her first album, the self-produced “In this Life” last year received laudatory reviews. Goldmine magazine heralded her ability to “wail the blues, rock like a bitch, and purr like a sex kitten”. Growing up in New Jersey with a dad who collected jukeboxes, Testone knew she was a singer even as a young girl. Testone came of age in Charleston where she became a music educator and an important part of the regional music scene. In a chance encounter right out of a story book she was approached by a reality TV scout who invited her to audition for American Idol. She ultimately became a finalist on the show. In the wake of that exposure she appeared on every daytime and evening talk show amassing over a 100,000 social network likes and equally as many fans. She has toured extensively both as part of the American Idol troupe and then as a solo attraction., headlining and opening for national acts.
While the Idol experience was gratifying and rewarding, Elise is excited to bring her own unique brand of artistry to her current and future fans. It’s a brand that owes more to Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Adele and Susan Tedeschi than it does today’s disposable hit makers. She IS the real deal.