Knitting Factory Presents

SoMo - A Beautiful November Tour w/ Johnny Stimson

Events

Nov 20 Tue
SoMo - A Beautiful November Tour w/ Johnny Stimson8:00 PM | Doors: 7:00 PM
Knitting Factory Concert House - SpokaneSpokane, WA
All Ages
Buy Tickets $18.00 - $299.00

SoMo All-Access Experience

-One (1) general admission ticket to see SoMo live

- Early Entry to the general admission floor

- One (1) exclusive SoMo merchandise item designed by SoMo

- Invitation into the venue before any other VIP fans to participate in the following activities:

- Tour bus tour led by SoMo himself plus photo with SoMo on his bus

- Access to SoMo's soundcheck

- Meet and Greet / Professional photo with SoMo 

- 3-song pre-show private performance by SoMo

- Q&A session with SoMo

- One (1) exclusive poster, signed by SoMo

- One (1) commemorative laminate

- Crowd-free merchandise shopping

- On-site concert host

 SoMo Meet & Greet Experience

-One (1) general admission ticket to see SoMo live

- Meet & Greet / Photo opportunity with SoMo 

- Early Entry to the general admission floor

- 3-song pre-show private performance by SoMo

- Q&A session with SoMo

- One (1) commemorative laminate

- One (1) exclusive poster, signed by SoMo

- Crowd-free merchandise shopping

- On-site concert host

SoMo Soundcheck Experience

(60) available per show for $59/pp

- One (1) general admission ticket to see SoMo live

- Early Entry to the general admission floor

- 3-song pre-show private performance by SoMo

- Q&A session with SoMo

- One (1) commemorative laminate

- One (1) exclusive poster, signed by SoMo

- Crowd-free merchandise shopping

- On-site concert host

SoMo

Selling out shows across the country and achieving multiplatinum success by paving a path of his own, SoMo has quietly emerged as R&B's most successful underground superstar. Now, it's time for the world to properly meet the Dallas, TX singer and songwriter born Joseph Somers-Morales on his second full-length album, 'The Answers' [Republic Records].

"Over the past two years, I really dialed in all of the different aspects of who I am as a man and tried to represent every facet in the music, production, and lyrics," he exclaims. "This is the evolution of SoMo. I've seen so much of the world and come back to Texas. I'm really telling my story."

It's been nothing short of a whirlwind for the artist since the 2014 release of his self-titled debut, 'SoMo.' The record clinched #1 on iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart, and the hit single "Ride" earned an RIAA double-platinum certification. Between sold out headline tours and collaborations with everyone from Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, The-Dream, and Trey Songz to Kirko Bangz, Vigiland, Rebel, and Tricky Stewart, SoMo put impressive numbers on the board, selling 393K albums and counting and 4 million singles in addition to amassing 290 million streams. His 2015 mixtape, 'My Life II,' went Top 10 on Billboard's Top R&B albums chart as he appeared on VH-1's "Big Morning Buzz," "The Arsenio Hall Show," and BET's "106 & Park."

Along the way, he carefully assembled what would become 'The Answers,' recording in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Texas, Toronto, and Florida. SoMo found new influences that encouraged him to embrace his core.

"Listening to artists like Post Malone and Kehlani inspired me to go back and just approach this as who I am," he admits. "It's not about fitting in, but rather just being myself."

During early 2017, he introduced the album with fiery, fun, and flirty "Play" [feat. Maty Noyes], which registered over one million plays in one of weeks' time. Appropriately arriving for Valentine's Day, the first single "Just A Man" evokes early nineties R&B with its resounding piano chords and handclaps as SoMo's voice soars on the confessional hook, "I'm just a man, and you are my world."

"I like to call it 'the trendy, timeless SoMo,'" he laughs. "It's sort of what we got with 'Ride.' It doesn't matter when the song's released; it works. Obviously, I've been somewhat of a ladies' man. I am a lover and a romantic though. I've fallen in love and been madly in love for long periods of time. I wrote that song at Jim Jonsin's studio in Florida. I remember sitting there for a few hours with the melodies. Then, I dove deep into the words. I wanted to express being apologetic -- not just on behalf of myself but on behalf of all men. I'm only human. It's me making a mistake and owning up to it."

Then, there's "Over." It's upbeat energy shuffles into another anthemic refrain courtesy of super producer trio Captain Cuts [Walk The Moon, Tove Lo, Halsey, Bebe Rexha]. "I was coming off that 'Just A Man' vibe, but it's a different side, because I'm saying, 'It's not my fault,'" he goes on. "She's the one saying it's really over, instead."

Continuing to grow and evolve, the album title 'The Answers' encapsulates his journey thus far. He admits, "It was my search to find the answers inside myself and inside these songs. The whole point is we keep going and searching."

He's inviting listeners along for the ride again. "I want people to listen to it in full and feel like they're leaving a movie afterwards," SoMo leaves off. "It's me in the moment."

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Johnny Stimson

Life isn’t about simply taking risks. It’s really about choosing the right risk. You could say that pop singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Johnny Stimson chose rather wisely.

After landing high-profile syncs on The Vampire Diaries and Trophy Wife and building a growing following, the Dallas native urged a European booking agent to get him a show in London. He had a gut feeling something would happen in the wake of it, so he went across the pond for the gig. The next day, he got a rather unexpected, yet extremely welcome call.

“Someone at the show knew Elton John, told him about my music, and he called me the next morning,” he smiles. “In the following months, I signed a deal with Rocket Records in the UK, and we’ve built this incredible partnership. I recognized the importance of taking risks, because it was the only way I would’ve been able to do this.”

The main reason is he comes out of the gate with a singular sound. Drawing from influences as diverse as The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, and Justin Timberlake. He brings a distinct sense of soul to pop music—not only singing but playing piano, guitar, and bass. The music can be funky one minute and then soulful the next, while always maintaining an irresistibility.

The single “Holding On” illuminated that. In 2015, it soundtracked a riveting ad spot for BUPA in the UK. As a result, it became the most Shazam’ed song by an unsigned artist in the UK, while hitting Top 40 on the country’s iTunes. Its stirring and stark piano gives way to a soulful and dynamic performance from Johnny that instantly engages.

That honesty is really starting to resonate. His song, “So. Good.” recently topped the Spotify Viral 50 Chart in ten countries. He has also seen four tracks rise to the top of Hype Machine’s Pop Chart, while receiving acclaim from Idolator, Refinery29, MTV Buzzworthy, Nylon, GRAMMY.com, Baeble Music, and more.

Following tours with SoMo and Tori Kelly, Stimson released his single "Bright Side" which has accumulated over three million plays on Spotify. Most recently, Stimson released his single "Honeymoon," as the first release of the upcoming EP, "Today."

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Joshua Belliardo

Joshua Belliardo is a 22 year old, Spokane based singer-songwriter whose music has been causing quite a stir in the Inland Northwest for the past four years. There’s no doubt that his smooth guitar and ukulele work and sensational vocals can turn heads, and his original lyrics are truly captivating.

Joshua was born in San Diego, California but eventually moved with his family to Spokane, Washington. He started in music doing hip-hop, writing his own short verses and doing speed-rap covers. It wasn’t until he was around 16 or 17 that he actually wrote an entire song in the hip-hop genre. However, he never really took an interest in sharing his music until 4 years ago when he purchased his first ukulele as way to express himself. He didn’t know any chords and remembers going online to find a tuner so he could put it in tune to strum it. However, he had a strong desire to learn and develop with the instrument.  Within the first week of having that ukulele, he wrote his first song titled “I’m in love”.

With 90 original acoustic-pop songs in total, Joshua has given countless impressive performances in the Spokane area. He’s headlined two shows at the Spokane Transit Authority plaza, where Wall street was re-routed to accommodate the stage. His profile was also featured in every STA bus. Other notable performances include a show at the Knitting Factory, Patsy Clark Mansion and an opening set for pop-punk duo This Wild Life.

Joshua’s ultimate ambition is to provide his audiences with music that is relatable, no matter what trials and tribulations they may be facing. He recently finished recording a 5 song EP that’s currently available on all major digital outlets. (iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, AmazonMusic)

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