Katie Toupin (formerly of Houndmouth)

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Katie Toupin (formerly of Houndmouth)

Hemming (Solo)

Wed, March 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Katie Toupin - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Katie Toupin
From Katie Toupin, formerly of the band Houndmouth, comes her solo debut, the self-released
EP “Moroccan Ballroom.” After years on the road with Houndmouth and a brief hiatus while
getting settled in Los Angeles, Katie returned to writing. “Moroccan Ballroom” is entirely live,
recorded during a session at the Village Studios to film some of her newly-written songs. She
was so in love with the outcome that she realized she had to release them: the result is
“Moroccan Ballroom,” a totally authentic expression of Katie, with no overdubs or editing.
Before “Moroccan Ballroom,” Katie toured for many years with Houndmouth, which she
formed with friends at the age of 21. Houndmouth was signed by Rough Trade Records and
earned international acclaim, and Katie found herself playing notable festivals such as
Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Festival, and Lollapalooza, as well as playing late night slots on
David Letterman and Conan. Katie co-wrote the song “Sedona,” which reached number 1 on
Billboards AAA chart. She released two records with Houndmouth and toured internationally up
until her departure from the band in March 2016. Now, with “Moroccan Ballroom,” Katie
embarks on her next chapter with more soulfulness and freedom than ever before.
Hemming (Solo) - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Hemming (Solo)
HEMMING (Candice Martello) is an acoustic singer-songwriter hailing from Philadelphia, PA. Her high-voltage vocals and folk-influenced songs have stood out from the crowd as a performer in the thriving Philadelphia music scene, having played the stage at well-known venues throughout the city. With a family deep rooted in music, It's no wonder she has befriended every instrument she meets. Playing guitar at just 9 years old, and writing her first song at 13, her fascination with music took off very young.

After graduating from Drexel University, Hemming continued developing her sound and influence as a solo performer to the backdrop of the artist community in West Philadelphia, and as a member of Omar, the two-piece punk band she formed with close friend Nick Fanelli. While a part of Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, she was praised for her talent as a solo artist, and split from Omar to further develop her own sound.

With musical influences including Cat Power, Metric, M. Ward, and Alanis Morisette; she is inspired by the power of raw emotion, experience, and simplicity. Hemming's rhythmic, folksy, room-splitting croon leaves produces a haunting experience for her audience. And with the honesty of her music, as she bares down to a song's meat and bones, it is undeniably clear that tugging her audience's heart strings is what she aims for.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125