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Black and Red Ball
Mateel Events Calendar

What: Mateel's Annual Black & Red Ball this year featuring Tarrus Riley and Blak Soil with special guests Lacy Redhead.
When: Friday, February 14th, 2014 / Doors at 8pm / Music at 9pm
Where: Mateel Community Center
Tickets: Advanced $30 / At the Door $35 / $2 discount for MCC Members


Tarrus Riley Promo Photo~ Please Note: Advanced tickets are currently available online only.
~ Hard ticket sales at the usual outlets will begin in January, 2014.
~ We suggest you get your tickets
as this one is expected to sell out.

The Annual Black & Red Ball is proud to present
Tarrus Riley & Blak Soil on their "Love Situation" tour!

Click the banner below for info about the new album "Love Situation"...

Mateel Community Center presents a highly anticipated Valentine's Day concert with reggae superstar, Tarrus Riley & Blak Soil for the annual Black & Red Ball. Opening the show will be Lacy Redhead. And keeping the vibes going throughout the evening will be DJ Just One and DJ Marley.

A beloved Mateel tradition where attendees and the hall are decked out in the ball's namesake colors, this year's Black & Red Ball with Tarrus Riley is sure to be one to remember.

Featuring legendary sax man, Dean Fraser, the Blak Soil Band is undoubtedly one of the tightest backing bands in reggae music and frontman, Tarrus Riley, is one of the hottest artists on the scene today.

The show opener will be SHC Records recording artist singer/songwriter Lacy Redhead of Reno, Nevada. Lacy brings a smooth soul and hip-hop sound to her astounding voice, refreshingly positive style and striking stage presence.

Lacy Redhead will be performing a reggae-inspired set with DJ Just One and special guest guitarist Brian Sykes, also from Reno. Her set will feature songs from her upcoming album, ‘Soul Cherry’ slated for released this spring. More about Lacy below...

More About Tarrus Riley...

Tarrus Riley Love Situation CDLeading a resurgence of traditional roots reggae, Tarrus Riley embodies a rare blend of wisdom, maturity and street cred. Awarded Best singer, Best Male vocalist, Cultural Artist, Song of the Year, Best Song by various institutions, his expressive, instantly recognizable voice, lyrics and melodies capture the ups and downs of love and life in a way that is both familiar to his island audience and accessible to the whole world.

Not the first to throw his candidacy in the hat of roots revival torch bearers, the name Tarrus Riley is nonetheless being mentioned in the same breath as esteemed vocalists Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs and Beres Hammond. His debut album, Challenges, was followed by Parables, which was greeted with widespread acclaim and spawned the hit singles, “Lion Paw,” “Stay with You,” and “She’s Royal” among others. “I target women and children with my music because slavery tampered with the woman’s mind and that’s why I wrote ‘She’s Royal.’ She’s the head of the household so she has the power to influence the young men and women of tomorrow.”

Born in the Bronx and raised between Florida and Jamaica, Tarrus is the son of reggae singer Jimmy Riley, a member of the seminal 1960s harmony group, The Techniques. Tarrus grew up admiring dancehall stars Shabba Ranks and Buju Banton and started his career as a DJ (dancehall parlance for rapping). With his fifth album coming out any day, Tarrus Riley is also known to feature such artists as the DJ Konshens, hardcore dancehall singer Demarco and the polarizing Jamaican figure, Vybz Kartel. Tarrus Riley stands out and holds his own in the reggae mainstream amidst coarser fare on the JA charts. “We need the youngsters in JA to listen where this roots music is coming from. We need to come out as one instead of everybody mix up mix up and bad mouthing each other. We need to show unity and we need to show strength.”

More About Lacy Redhead

Lacy RedheadLacy Imelda Redhead is an African American singer and songwriter harmonizing in R&B and soul. Born in Chickasa, Oklahoma on January 19, 1987, she discovered her celestial voice at the age of six and has cultivated into a musical masterpiece.

Ms. Redhead in presently in the process of recording her first solo album titled, Soul Cherry. The album is currently being produced by Lacy’s musical mentor and hip-hop icon, Mr. William Tree Woods. The album will contain encompass eight dynamic tracks with original beats, and supreme skills. She intends to bend the industry with her style, passion and direction. Unlike other artists who deliver a controlled message, Lacy chooses to let loose with her writing by sharing personal experiences that listeners can relate too.

Lacy discovered her talent at an early age, as a child she recalls her mother constantly singing a habit she thankfully picked up. From childhood to adolescence she was forced to move around from town to town, until she found herself in Reno, Nevada where she resides today. The youngest of three she is the survivor of a struggled life. She carries experience into a new era as she raises her son as a single parent.

Ms. Redhead debuted into her trade on-stage with hip-hop masters Tree Woods and Method Man. She took the stage as a natural despite the fact it was her first live performance. She is featured on two powerful tracks titled Refinement and We Can Win on Tree Woods award winning album Trouble Don’t Last. She will also be featured on his upcoming album The Music in Your Eyes Project Book II.

Lacy is currently working vigorously on her premier album scheduled to be released in spring 2012. Although this is her first album its quality will not reflect it. She continues to amaze crowds with her astounding voice and lingering essence. Her stage presence is striking. Ms. Redhead as well as her music are sure to leave a mark on the music industry.

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