Sat, April 27th

Soul Factory Presents: Tre Williams, Chris Rob & Madia

r&b soul TICKETS

Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:30pm
Advance Price $15 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $20
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door
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Rich J whose successful partnerships with Urban Soul Connection & Soul Excursions, is at it again, this time with his solo launch, of Soul Factory Presents. His mission is to provide a platform for upcoming & seasoned Indie Soul performers, to showcase their gift through performance art while providing New York City with a monthly one of a kind music event.


Tre Williams

Williams was born and raised in the projects of Daytona Beach, Florida. He enrolled in Bethune-Cookman College, but dropped out at age 21 and moved to Yonkers, New York to further his career. After an appearance on "Amateur Night at the Apollo" in 2001, he was invited to sing on the title track of Petey Pablo's album, Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry. In 2005, Williams appeared on the track "I-95" on rap group The L.O.X.'s mixtape Peer Pressure, earning him notice in hip-hop magazine The Source. Williams also put the track on his mixtape, The Street Gospel. Then, in 2006, Williams was featured on "Let There Be Light" on Ill Will Records founder Nas' album, Hip Hop Is Dead, which received play on BET music video show 106 & Park.

Williams had been working on a debut album, The Depth of My Soul, that was expected to be released in 2007, with guest appearances from Nas, Styles P, Kanye West and others. However, the album ended up being shelved indefinitely. Following his stint with Ill Will, Williams began working with Brooklyn, NY based producer Bob Perry. Together they formed a band called The Revelations feat. Tre Williams. Their original lineup included fellow R&B singer/songwriter Rell. The band's music was inspired by vintage soul records from the late 1960s and early 1970s. They released Deep Soul EP in 2008, followed by their full-length debut, entitled The Bleeding Edge, on October 6, 2009. A second full length album Concrete Blues was released in November 2011 on Decision Records/NIA Music.

Chris Rob

Chris Rob is an American musician, native to Chicago and currently resides in New York City. His twist of jazz and cool funk can be witnessed firsthand on the new Leon Ware release "Moon Ride" with the lead single, 'Smoovin', which Chris produced for the industry heavyweight. Chris has made several accomplishments like, opening act at the pre-Grammy brunch sponsored by attorney Londell McMillan and the Artist Empowerment Coalition. He was also featured on both the ASCAP and BMI showcases in lower Manhattan. Chris' first love is playing live and connecting with the audience. You've probably seen him hyping up the audience in the video for 'So High' from John Legend's "Live at The House of Blues" DVD. While on tour as the keyboardist and backup vocalist, he also took on the position of musical director for John Legend's 'Get Lifted' Tour.

Chris was tapped to perform in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities. In addition to his own solo shows, he directs the stage for classic hip hop artists including Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Black Moon, and The Real Live Show. He also collaborates heavily with producers like DJ Spinna (Stevie Wonder) and Devo Springsteen (Britney Spears), makes club hits including his most recent dance single 'Ghetto People' with co-writer and producer DJ Ian Friday. Chris toured with Atlantic Records' artist Laura Izibor as well as his own older brother, actor/comedian Craig Robinson (NBC's "The Office").

His additional stage credits as opening act and supporting musician include Stevie Wonder, Prince & the New Power Generation, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, John Mayer, Ashford & Simpson, Jill Scott, The Roots, The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, Roberta Flack, Common, Michelle N'degeocello, Cee-lo, Anthony Hamilton, Patti Austin, and Pevin Everett. His television appearances include The Grammy Awards, "Oprah", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Office", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", The Soul Train Awards, "Entertainment Tonight", "Raaymond is Laat" (Amsterdam), "Top of the Pops" (Amsterdam, London), and Jules Holland (London).


Heartfelt. Inspiring. Authentic. Real. These are but only a handful of traits that describe singer/songwriter Madia and her music. Her sweet, bird-like vocals are pure – silky and smooth with undiluted grace – but she writes songs that cover the roughest and most honest of emotions. The gospel and R&B influences are there, but somehow she draws them together to make something new. “Pop has soul,” Madia describes her sound. She’s clearly not a gaudy diva, but what she lacks in excessive vanity, she makes up for in thoughtful, meticulous songcrafting. If you’ve heard her perform live, you’ve heard something real. Madia’s soul-bearing ways will leave an indelible mark on those who choose to listen.

Released Valentine’s Day 2012, Madia’s third and latest album, Go Get It, is available now! Her journey to find her voice and improve her songwriting craft is most realized on this latest work. The first single, “Fight for Me,” has made its rounds on internet blogs and playlists. A mixture of soothing soul and grooving, dance floor pop, it shows Madia’s ability to convey her heartfelt message and still reach a broader audience. She chronicles her growth and maturity as an independent woman in Washington, D.C. (“City Girl” and “U Street”) and then “rolls around” in poignant emotions on many other songs (“Forgive & Forget” and “Call Me Crazy” to name a few). There’s something here for everyone. And if you give her the chance, her music will let you feel. Madia chimes in, “I like being genuine… real to the touch.”

**Dinner Special Details**
Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 
Dinner options include:
  OPTION 1: Mediterranean Plate with Green Salad and a Soda
  OPTION 2: Cheeseburger with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda
  OPTION 3: Fish & chips with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda