7/8/2014 6:02:00 AM Bel Canto Pageant comes to Relics Thursday night
Bel Canto Pageant translates to pageant of beautiful singing and that is exactly what this show is. Three great female singers who are relatively new to the Sedona music scene will showcase their vocal skills this week at Relics.
The July 10 show will present some fresh faces to quench Sedona's thirst for new talent. Each singer has her own style and the show will consist of many popular songs as well as original music. The three beautiful ladies will perform a 40-minute set each making the show a two-hour program.
Emily Daniel discovered her love for live vocal performance with Indiana University's traveling all-female gospel group, Sojourner. When she returned to her home town in the Detroit area, Emily spent seven years singing professionally, traveling through the corporate party and restaurant music scene as the lead female vocalist in the Dan Rafferty band.
During that same time, she was a member of the award-winning gospel group, The Gospel Truth, and performed background vocals for the filming of the Four Tops 50th anniversary concert -- backing up Motown legends Aretha Franklin, Paul Rodgers, Mary Wilson, Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review and of course, The Four Tops. Red Rock fever brought her to Sedona in 2012, where she enjoys being close to her family and raising her 4-year-old daughter. Emily is happy to put down some roots musically in Sedona and share her love of singing in the town she loves most.
Julie Floyd has loved music and choir since she was a little girl. The moment she knew she wanted to sing was when given a cassette tape of Mariah Carey, "Vision Of Love."
She sang along to it endlessly and never took voice lessons.
She just listened to Mariah and tried to imitate what she heard.
Julie's other influences are Celine Dion, Enya, Jewel and Amy lee to name a few. During high school she was always elected to sing the national anthem for the basketball games and considered "the" singer of her class. Julie recently auditioned for the hit TV show "The Voice" in Denver, Colo., and considers that audition the first step toward making her long time dream of being a professional singer come true.
Kayt Pearl has been singing and performing original music since 2002. She has performed in New England, New Mexico, Hawaii and her current home state of Arizona.
She has played for audiences from local festivals to national stages, has made guest appearances on two movie soundtracks including a song for the soundtrack to the film "Sedona: The Motion Picture." Kayt was recently interviewed and featured for her music and healing work in a French television documentary series. Musically her sound has been described as "soulful".
Evolving through her love of voice, Kayt's music makes a fusion she coins as WordSongWeaving.
She released her album "The MoveMeant" in May 2011 and did a West Coast tour in support of it in June 2011.
Kayt is a true artist and original talent that shines bright when performing.
The show is on Thursday July 10th at RELICS Restaurant, located at 3235 89A.
Showtime is at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for preferred seating with purchase of food and/or drinks or $20 for the show only.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for show only.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 928-282-1593.