Sawyer Fredericks - Winner of NBC The Voice Season 8

The Funky Biscuit Presents

Sawyer Fredericks - Winner of NBC The Voice Season 8

Haven Star

Thursday October 18, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$20.00 - $40.00 General Admission $25.00 Day Of Show

This event is all ages

Reserve Seats for this show are subject to a $15 food or beverage minimum 

Sawyer Fredericks
Sawyer Fredericks
19 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family's farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US. As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice . Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm , with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. For 2018, Sawyer has once again gone independent; the highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost, entirely written and produced by Fredericks, sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Fredericks’s honest and elegantly stripped down style, a self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout. Considered one of the top ten Americana Albums of 2018 so far, Chris Griffy of AXS magazine calls Hide Your Ghost “a bluesy folk rocker with a no-frills production that relies on Fredericks' raw voice to carry the emotional weight.” Beginning in June, Fredericks embarks on an extensive tour throughout the US and Canada, in support of Hide Your Ghost.
Haven Star
Haven Star
Haven Star is wonderfully talented and passionate young artist. Blessed at an early age with an
enchanting voice, this seventeen-year-old has been singing jazz and blues since she was two. Haven lives
in Boca Raton, Florida with her Dad, Troy Ross, who is also a musician and one of her biggest musical
influences. Other musical influencers in her life are Etta James, Billie Holiday, and Adele.

Appearing in numerous shows throughout Florida, Atlanta, Nashville, and Memphis. Haven has belted
out tunes at BB King's in West Palm Beach, not to mention winning the crowds over at Blue Jean Blues
and Jazz Club in Fort Lauderdale.

Haven is no stranger to larger venues and has ignited audiences wherever she performs. She has shared
the stage at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta Georgia with Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy and Jonathan
Joseph, Mizner Park Amphitheater (5000 seats venue) with talents such Ambrosia, Mark Stein (Vanilla
Fudge), Terry Sylvester (the Hollies), Wayne Nelson (LRB), Phil Kenzie (Beatles), Melanie (Woodstock),
and The Livesays. Haven also opened a show with the National Anthem, sharing the stage with Mark
Prentice (Felix Cavaliere), Rick Serrate, (Foreigner), and Jimmy Gunn (Brooks and Dunn).

Haven has performed numerous shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami,
under the direction of the very talented Maestro Eduardo Marturet and the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
The sold-out concert was a celebration of the 50 Years of the Beatles Arrival in Miami and Miami Rocks
concert. Haven performed the all-time “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Give Peace a Chance”
accompanied by MISO’s 82-member orchestra and the David Anderson ensemble and Rubin Studdard
past American Idol winner. This old soul, then at 13 years old, received a standing ovation!

Haven has also managed to impress music executives, producers and fellow artists who have already
called her the “future global superstar.” International songwriter, Grammy Award winner, and 2010
Billboard Magazine’s “Producer of The Decade” Rudy Perez took immediate interest in Haven when he
listened to her singing “One and Only” in his studio for the first time. The result of this visit together was
the recording of one of Perez’ tracks “Let’s All Be A Hero”, Haven’s first recording. Haven also recorded
backup vocals for Sam Moores 50th anniversary of the song Soul Man.

“Haven has an incredible talent as well as the drive and commitment of a seasoned artist.” – Rudy Perez
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/