Recently crowned the “best emerging band in NYC” as winners of the New York Public Radio’s “The Greene Space Battle of the Boroughs”, Addi & Jacq (armed with nothing more than vocals and a harp) have created a diverse and compelling body of music. The variety in Addi & Jacq’s output can be partly attributed to their wide range of musical influences, which they said include everyone from Mozart to Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright to Paul Simon. While some buzz with quick vocals and smart rhymes, others bubble slowly with blended voices. All are grounded by skilled writing, singing, and playing.
The Los Angeles Times praised vocalist Addi McDaniel as a “a powerhouse with a brass-plated voice,” and paired with “exceptionally virtuosic and sensitive harpist” Jacqueline Kerrod (Classical Source Online) they bring you a sound that "transcends genre, unlike anything you've heard before” (Bob Power, grammy-winning producer).
They perform regularly in New York and collectively their venues include Avery Fisher Hall, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, BAM Café, National Sawdust, Radio City Music Hall, The Apollo Theater, Highline Ballroom, WNYC's Greenespace and The Metropolitan Opera House.
'They transcend genre, unlike anything you've heard before' -Bob Power,