Fête Music Hall & R.i.S.E Present
with Jon Hope, Chachi & Sky Jonez
Friday, October 13th
Doors: 9:00 PM
Tickets: ADV $15
“It” Factor. Superstar. Celebrity. Many are manufactured, but few are born with it. Alberto “Flawless” Martinez is a natural artist. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Flawless was surrounded by music at an early age. Tagging along with his stepfather who worked for a tour bus company, it gave him the chance to experience what life on the road was like. “I was already in love with music, but being on the road showed me what kind of hard work it took to take things to the next level.” Growing up in a small town inspired the young star to begin focusing on his future goal of becoming a recording artist. “Rhode Island is very small and my town is even smaller. Everyone knows everyone. It forced me to work harder to get out and get more exposure.” Fusing his love for hip-hop and R&B, the 16-year-old began recording and writing original music with the help of a local producer. As he began to take over the local scene, he realized it wasn’t enough. In 2010, Flawless packed up his belongings and moved to Atlanta Georgia in hopes of expanding his brand in a thriving market. Only two months after, Flawless won Hot 107.9’s “Birthday Bash” competition to open up for Ludacris and Rick Ross in Philips Arena for a sold out 20,000 fans. He began to receive recognition from all major outlets in the Atlanta area opening for all major artist in the city. In 2011, Flawless opened up for Tech N9ne (Strange Music), and the Independent monster caught wind of the up and comer before watching his set. Following that night, Tech N9ne invited Flawless on a 48 city nation-wide tour called “The Lost Cities Tour.” Since then Flawless has been striking across the country on countless tours building his brand and “Flawless Family” as he refers to as his fans. His experience including “The Lost Cities” tour with Tech N9ne includes, “Rolling Stone” tour with Stevie Stone, “Flawless Experience” tour, “Bitch I’m Back” tour with Mayday, “HallowStrange” tour with Caskey (YMCMB) and Prozak (Strange Music), along with openings for Joe Budden, Joel Ortiz, Wu Tang, Fabolous, French Montana, Waka Flaka, and More. With his current material, Flawless will be known as the pioneer who paves the way for a new sound in hip hop that will reach multiple generations. True fans of lyrics, hip-hop and R&B are in for a real treat. His new album, “It’s Different”, epitomizes his ability to captivate his fans through his story-telling lyrics leaving them wanting for more. This young sensation brings his music to life painting a picture only a true artist can paint. With a musical show second to none, we all can agree he is Flawless.
An artist who draws inspiration from a place of honesty and is faithful to his craft is seemingly difficult to discover in today’s pop culture. However, Jon Hope has managed to galvanize his growing fan base and tastemakers and satisfy listeners with rousing lyrics and creative expression. In 2015, it became evident that Hope’s words resonated with thousands when he released the experiential A Guy Named Harry album. The thirteen track offering found the New England Hip Hop songwriter confronting his bouts with depression, estranged relationships, and stark childhood. The results were triumphant as Hope reeled in critical acclaim, a guest spot on Sway In The Morning, and embarked on a self produced regional tour (Summer of #JHX) that established him as artist to watch in the industry.
Jon Hope was born in Providence, RI and is the son of his West African mother who came to America to secure better opportunities for Hope and his two siblings. The pursuit provided a jagged journey that included foster care, an abandoning father, and sidestepping the pitfalls of public housing as a gifted private school student. Hope’s collection of experiences were a blend of urban disfunction and isolation as a young black man in new spaces afforded by his gifts and talents. Despite his family having no musical lineage, Jon Hope chose writing and his affinity for Hip Hop to channel his thoughts and reactions to his grim surroundings.
His ability with the pen has lead him to sharing stages with Wiz Khalifa and performing at premiere festivals like SXSW as well as studio sessions with J. Cole. Jon Hope has also extended his brand beyond the mic as he published his first book entitled 100 Miles N’ Hour In A Parked Car and showcased his star power as a personality and lecturer. With a never ending desire to create, Jon Hope continues to evolve and mold his pains and joys into musical gifts for all to receive.
Chachi Carvalho is a multi-talented artist and educator who comes from a long line of musicians and singers in his family. He is a native born-and-raised Rhode Islander with roots that stem from the islands of Cabo Verde. As an educator, Chachi spends his days as a Learning Specialist and interim advisor at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Providence. He is also an advisor for a cohort of adult learners enrolled in the College Unbound Prison Bridge Program.
Throughout his career, he’s won acclaim from Vibe magazine in its roundup of the best emcees state to state, and he was a two-time winner of the Wild Out Wednesdays competition on BET’s 106 & Park. Chachi was recently awarded the 2014 Cape Verdean Music Award for best hip-hop act. His previous album releases, In Dust Real Evolution (2012), Cape Verdean In America (2013), and Brand New Vintage, with his group Thr33 Piece Suit (2014), were all well received in numerous markets.
His recent wave of accomplishments includes performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Atlantic Music Expo in Praia, Cabo Verde, the Moshito Music Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, performances at the top music festivals in the Cape Verde Islands over the past 5 years including Baia Das Gatas (2014 and 2016) and Festival Badja Ku Sol (2015), and back-to-back appearances at Rhode Island’s premier international music and arts festival, PVD FEST. He has also started to gain acclaim as a motivational speaker with recent lecture/performances at Roger Williams University, Trinity College, Providence College, Brown University, Umass Boston and Harvard. His biggest accomplishment to date has been earning his Bachelors Degree after a 15 year hiatus from college.
Chachi is geared up to release his new album Rapfrohouse as a free download to all of his loyal fans around the world. He is also releasing a 7 song EP with long time collaborator J.DePina entitled The Human Factor, and a collaborative project with producer, dj and remixer Wattz entitled Sensitive Dependence (The Chaos Theory). Year after year, Chachi finds a way to reinvent himself as an artist, an educator, and a man. He continues to carve out his legacy and leave his mark on the world through musical inspiration and community organization.
Albert Martinez aka “SKY JONEZ" was born in Brooklyn NY. As time went bye His mother knew it would become difficult for her children to grow up on the streets of NY, therefore, she along with his stepfather and older sister relocated to Woonsocket, RI where he currently resides. Growing up in RI would not prove to be any easier for SKY JONEZ (known for years as Chi).
His mother and stepfather began abusing drugs. During this time Chi left home, at the age of 16, and found several ways of getting into trouble. After years of being in and out of the system , he began to reflect and think about a change. Sky Jonez became interested in music which was a pivotal turning point in his life.
So many positive things have happened for Sky jonez since the days on the streets and prison cells. He began rapping under the name of CHI and was a member of major Rhode Island rap trio “Dark Skyz“, which he released “The Forecast” along with his own solo projects “All or Nothing Vol.1-2”, “Stand Out” and "1 OF 1" . Also he had been featured on numerous mix CD’s with various djs. During his journey to rising fame he has had the opportunity to open for artists such as Juelz Santana, Styles P, Freeway, Red Café, Lloyd Banks, KRS-1 and many more!
In 2014 Sky Jonez signed with INDIE LABEL "Team Flawless Ent, and joined Flawless Real Talk as the first artist signed to Flawless's label. And just recently Sky has signed with R.I.S.E for management! Since signing with flawless, he has gone on tours with Flawless , Kutt Calhoun, CEs Cru, Mayday and more! He has released 3 solo projects" WANT MORE DO MORE " , SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN and most recently CONTROLLED CHAOS! (All available now for free DL on DatPiff.com)
Sky is evolving and growing constantly, he's learning and preparing for his moment, which is sure to come. He is also being motivated by the strong team Flawless has built around them. SKY JONEZ is NOT waiting, he’s working for the day the arena is full of fans wanting to hear his story.