Multi-Disciplinary; Music; Performance Art; Loop Artist, Sound Paintings, Live Music, Voice
#EOWB |EricaOneWomanBand| |@EMonewomanband| ERICA MCKENZIE
Loop Artist. Human Jukebox. Singer-Songwriter.
Erica McKenzie is a riveting music-making machine from the Midwest with with an alluring voice of golden liquid velvet. Her sole purpose in life is to burgeon love and light by kindling the fire in your soul that awakens your whole body to erupt in goosey hullabaloo.
What the heck is Looping?
Live Looping is the recording and playback of a piece of music in real-time. Erica creates entire multi-part arrangements by building percussive and melodic layers using dedicated foot pedals. Multiple instruments & doodads, years of experience, boundless knowledge, top-notch equipment, and absolute TALENT give way to #EOWB’s first-rate, full-band sound.
If you’ve seen Erica live, bet you didn’t know that she never uses any pre-recorded bits. Creating delicious acoustic loops on the fly is her superpower.
Acoustic Vibes with Eclectic, Electric Soul.
“With a prodigious timbre and wickedly dynamic vocal control, Erica McKenzie has an unprecedented, timeless deliverance.”
#EOWB’s greatest joy is to improvise interpretations of crowd-pleasing favorites. Her originals captivate with clever, catchy, deep and relatable lyrics.
Countless comparisons to the stylings of Adele, Norah Jones, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Nicks, Eva Cassidy... If Adele and Ed Sheeran had an American baby that was the female version of Chris Stapleton and that child grew up listening to every genre of music there ever was... that might just be Erica. At a live show, you’ll hear hints of Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, Folk and Jazz all melding together to form her own Contemporary Indie Pop Soul style. Erica’s voice will wrap you in a fuzzy blanket of tenderness and then smack you with resolute power.
Averaging over 150 performances annually, Erica has paved her own way in Kansas City’s music scene and is highly sought-after to play festivals, special occasions, clubs, wineries, corporate events... you name it. With many of her favorite venues booked on the regular, if you find yourself in the area, chances are there’s a great local spot to go get you some #EOWB.
Find a detailed list and calendar of upcoming public shows www.ericamckenziemusic.com/shows
Erica has Residency at @TrezoMare on 1st Thursday’s, @ParkwaySocial on 1st Friday’s, @CellarLoft on 2nd Saturday’s.. recurring gigs @LeinenkugelsKC, @KCWineCo, @JohnsBigDeck, @WindyWineCo and many, many more.
“The queen of harmony has an infectious, effervescent spirit and a zealous passion for her craft. There is no question- Erica is groovin’ down the path she’s meant to; wheeling her “onewomanbandwagon” of gear to each new open door”.
A life in song is destiny and Erica’s future in music is bright and shiny.