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On January 22, 2013 Res started the New Year off with a show at the legendary Schomburg Center in Harlem NY.
We showed a preview of the documentary to an audience filled with true Res fans. This was a COLD tuesday at 630p and everyone that showed up truly got to see something special.
There’s No Way
For Who You Are
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“There’s No Way”
“For Who You Are”
This past fall RES did two shows at the Lower East side club DROM. These were great event where people came out to see a preview of the documentary and then see Res perform while being able to interact. Res ended each show hanging out with the audience listening to Res’ trusty DJ who did his thing until closing time.
First show was Oct 11, 2012. Res performed to a packed house and performed with guitarist Tim Motzer.
The second show went down Dec 6, 2012. Res fleshed out the sound by adding live drums to her stripped down set.
We received some great press including a piece in the Village Voice
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Edge of 17
700 Mile Situation
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The Life And Times Of Res
Res had it pretty good, for a while.
A little more than a decade ago, when the music industry was still flush with cash and power, the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter (whose given name is Shareese Ballard; her stage name is pronounced “Reese”) had a sweet deal with MCA Records. She had a crash pad on a Los Angeles beach that was paid for by the label, which was jetting her around the globe to open for Mary J. Blige and hooking her up with some of the hottest producers in the land.
Most importantly, Res believed at the time, she was with a label that had her back, believed in her artistic vision, and was as excited to watch this early-twentysomething singer steadily blossom into a star as she was.
Res begins a series of intimate shows at DROM NYC on October 11, 2012.
Res will perform classic songs and discuss what went into making them.
There will also be a special sneak peek at the upcoming documentary + a DJ set
Click here for more info and where to purchase tickets:
Res was the backstage DJ for the Betsey Johnson Spring 2013 Show for New York Fashion Week.
Spinning upbeat pop/punk/dance tracks for all the models, stylists, make up people and just about everybody behind the scenes to get them in a good mood and ready for the show.
The fashion show was a wild party that paid homage to the downtown dance/punk scene and while celebrating Betsey Johnson’s career and 70th Birthday. Cyndi Lauper was on hand to perform “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and the crowd ate it up. Check out some footage of Res DJing and pictures of the show itself.
It’s been a while since RES graced the stages of NYC for a solo set. After a year plus of dates with Idle Warship and small sets at festivals, Res returned to NYC at the Rockwood Music Hall for a laser focused 60 minute set that covered her catalogue quite well.
Opening up with a new song called “Natural Disaster” Res hit the stage ready to experiment a bit. Songs from “How I Do” were well represented while Res also gave us a taste of what’s to come. While no songs from “Black Girls Rock” made their way into the mix, Res dipped into some rare gems like “700 Mile Situation” and the unreleased Pharrell Williams assisted “You Know What”. “Rhiannon” a track from her upcoming EP Refried Mac that hasn’t been played live much also got a showing.
Res was in great voice and mood. The banter on stage was at times humorous and then informative. Res spoke about certain songs at length and debuted a brand new song “Hollow” and “Longtime”. She closed out the set with classics “Ice King” and “They Say Vision”. With only one official release under her belt it’s amazing to see how much material Res has to work with. If you don’t know beyond “How I Do”, do some homework and make sure to catch the next show.
You Know What
700 Mile Situation
They Say Vision
Below check out some clips from the show:
700 Mile Situation (Live)
Yuki’s Piano Solo From You Know What
ITS MY MOVIE!
Res is a more than pumped once she sees the theatre for the BlackStar Film Festival. Shout out to Matt Hoffman in the audience.
The Res Documentary had its first ever preview at The BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA. Weather was hot and breezy as people strolled into the International House for the screening. A relaxed vibe was felt throughout.
As people walked into the snazzy theatre there was live guitar played by Tim Motzer. After brief introduction the screening began.
Afterwards we did a little back and forth about the film and what went into it. When we were finishing up Res closed out the night with an extended bluesy take on Stevie Nick’s “Edge Of 17″.
It was just a great night all in all. One hour of film, discussion and live music. We hope to take ‘The Res Documentary’ to a theatre new you. Stay tuned and spread the word.