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Veronica Malki // Socorra // Adira Sharkey

Soulful, enchanting songs, rich vocal stylings, and powerful, magical presence. Seattle's Veronica Malki's first love and favorite feeling is singing. Yet, not until the age of 21 did she pick up the guitar and begin to write songs, studying in Granada, Spain at the time. Three years later, she assembled a band in San Jose, CA and recorded her first studio album, Listening (2010). In 2012, Veronica transplanted to Seattle, WA and practiced professionally as a birth doula while continuing to sing locally and taking root in the surrounding creative communities. She has opened for The Wild Reeds, Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers), and twice for John Craigie. Veronica's 2018 studio release, To The Sound From The Bay, is a solo EP  recorded at BOC Studios in Seattle. It is available on everywhere!

Socorra is a singer-songwriter from the San Jose, California. She is a drummer turned guitar player, bringing her blues-driven indie-rock sound to the Bay Area. Suffering from stage fright at a young age, she didn’t start performing in front of people until she was 18 years old when she was recruited to be in an acapella group her freshman year of college. Throughout her college years she explored songwriting and performing more before joining the Peace Corps in Morocco in 2010. During her volunteer service she had opportunities to perform all over Morocco, discovering ways to connect with people through music.      

After serving in the Peace Corps, she took an internship at an independent record label where she was more inspired to step out from behind the scenes and put out her own music. She released her EP, Break in 2017 and has opened up for acts like Blues Traveler and Fantastic Negrito. Heavily influenced by everything from Motown and Led Zeppelin to HAIM and Sheryl Crow, she strives to bring soulful performances to every show.

Adira Sharkey is a singer-songwriter from San Jose, CA who blends percussive acoustic instrumentation with punchy, poignant lyricism and rhythmic vocal arrangements. She shares commonalities with the politically-charged, radically [and sometimes brutally] honest female singer-songwriters that came before her. Adira is a raw, unfiltered storyteller who is not afraid to lead her audience to the darker side of love and longing. A traveler at heart, she’s been described as "a time traveller from the dust bowl" with a "bluesy folk" sound - picking up folk melodies from Spanish immigrants in the Pacific Northwest along with finger-picking tricks from ex-pats in Israel.

Earlier Event: June 25
WIDE Open Mic
Later Event: June 27
WIDE Open Mic