SLV / Cole Williams
SLV is the solo project of singer-songwriter Sandra Lilia Velasquez. After releasing three studio albums to critical acclaim and touring extensively with her band Pistolera, she is releasing her solo debut EP, Dig Deeper, on February 12, 2013. The four-song recording was produced by ten-time Grammy nominee and R&B legend, Meshell Ndegeocello, who also plays bass on the EP. This show is a world premiere of the material.
Raised in the East Flatbush (aka the Little West Indies) section of Brooklyn, as the only child of a Jamaican mother and Bed Stuy-native father, Cole Williams was immediately inducted into a melting pot of food, music and attitudes. The neighborhood was rough, but the influences remained. Combine those with the records Cole listened to every Sunday in the family’s living room – Richard Smallwood, Andre Crouch, Yolanda Adams, Bob Marley, the Mighty Sparrow, the Jackson 5, Motown, Dancehall Reggae – and you get an eclectic mix of genres that continued to dance around in her head. She has spent a lifetime learning, admiring, making music. In 2005, Williams released her first EP, The Basement Sessions EP, and is currently working on finishing her sophomore effort, Out of the Basement, Part 1.