Ladies and gents, it’s time to turn your attention to Noni Rene and The Village. Originally from the City of Brotherly Love, Noni has now made herself at home right here in Queens, where she’ll put her impressive pipes to work at the 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands.
This multi-tasking talent (she’s a singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and the founder of her own production company, TheVillageKid Productions) is inspired by legends Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, as well as the contemporary sounds of N.E.R.D., Res, and Van Hunt. Noni’s also equally comfortable with several genres, having worked as a singer, composer, and producer on rock, R&B, electronic, and jazz tracks.
Other career highlights include being featured on the tracks "Love Joint II" by NishoSoul and "Live It Up" by Greg G. Her own single, "Good Vibes," was released in 2015, and she’s now in the process of developing a full album. Noni has also graced the stages at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, and the STooPS festival in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Plus, she’s opened for Big Daddy Kane and Rakim at the ODUNDE festival in Philadelphia, and reached the semi-final stage of the acclaimed AfroPunk Battle of the Bands. We know we’re not the only ones who are excited to see what she does next. Noni will be joined by band members Joseph on bass, Habib on drums, and Louis on guitar.
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