R&B Singer Avant Live at Fulton 55

Yo Turn, So So Trill, Epic Promo presents

R&B Singer Avant Live at Fulton 55

Sat, September 9, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$20.00 - $35.00

This event is 21 and over

Limited amount of tickets available at the door

Yo Turn, So So Trill, Epic Promo

"Avant" Live in Concert
Performing some of his greatest hits...

"Separated, Read Your Mind, My First Love, Makin Good Love.. and many more

Saturday September 9th

875 Divisadero Ave. Fresno, CA

21+ Event
pre-sale starting at $25

Hosted by: Marques Anthony & Ricardo Parker
Music by: DJ Straws

Tickets can be purchased online at www.fulton55.com or you can call or text (559) 408-9892

Avant is a name that has been used in the context of being original or innovative but the singer/songwriter from Cleveland has transformed the word into a powerhouse brand. Since breaking out on the music scene with his first platinum hit singles, “Separated” and “My First Love”—he has been on a non-stop journey having released seven albums in the last 15 years.
His new album, The VIII (eight)is sure to capture true fans and R&B music lovers with his magnetic voice and beautifully, interwoven lyrics. Each song on the album is a labor of love and reflects different observations around him.

“I try to keep everything in perspective as things just go on in life. I’m a writer that writes from real life—a narrative. I try to write from what I see,” he said. “I keep it fresh and new for the people.”
With various changes taking place in the music industry, Avant feels he’s in a better place more now than ever. He has survived the roller coaster of changes that R&B music has encountered and credits hard work and persistence as a key formula to success.

“What’s the state of R&B, right now? I think it’s in a good state and the reason is when I came into the game, it was at its highest. Money was everywhere—it was beautiful. Rap came in and dominated. But there’s another form of how you do music and younger people need to understand there’s another way to deal with people,” Avant explains.

Over the years, Avant has accumulated an impressive catalog of hits that has included “Read Your Mind”, “Makin’ Good Love”, “Don’t Take Your Love Away” and “You and I” featuring Keke Wyatt among other chart toppers. On The VIII, he continues to create his signature formula of success, touching the emotional chord of the listener.

Produced by Travis Spells, “Find a Way” is a homage to the fans for staying loyal but all the while referring to the loyalty of a woman who has waited for a man to find a way back to her heart.

“Take it There” is about the fantasy of creating an environment for your lover. He explains, “Its how I can go into my backyard, and we can make this feel like a beach. As a writer, it’s important to bring that visual across.”
Growing up in Cleveland, he was surrounded by musical influences such as the O’Jays and Levert but was honored to be influenced by male counterparts–Babyface, Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross. “Think about music without a movie—if you don’t have music in a movie, you have nothing but blank space and people talking. It’s important for people to get back to the need of ‘good’ music.”

Avant has toured with some of the biggest names in the R&B world from Joe, Jagged Edge and Keith Sweat. He is preparing for the new album release, The VIII in September 2015. This spring he released the debut single from the album, “Special” which is romantic song that breathes new life into love and commitment.

He adds, “That song explains to people that you have to find someone who makes you feel like you hit the lottery or celebrate having a child to also getting married. When you have a person that makes you feel like this before it even happens—that’s the right one for you.”
With the anticipation of a new album on MO-B Entertainment being distributed through Capitol Music Group, he is preparing to hit the road and introduce followers to his new music. Avant sums up his love affair with his fans on the song “Doesn’t Matter”.

“I’m letting you know if I fall in love with you, my love will never change. I don’t exactly know where we are but my life will always remain the same. That’s real—that’s relationships.”
Marques Anthony
Marques Anthony
Marques Anthony was creating music before he was able to form complete sentences. At the tender age of three, Marques began to play the drums, piano and organ. When given the option to choose athletics or music, Marques chose to follow his passion…Music. In 2006, Marques Anthony (with help from godfather Marcus King, manager of Oscar Award Winner Jamie Foxx) decided to take his future into his own hands and move to Los Angeles, California. Marques played three instruments for the choir by day, and played keyboards in a house band at the renowned Comedy Store by night. Hollywood inevitably came calling thus leading to a publishing deal with Foxx King Publishing; where he would co-write the theme song for MTV's G's to Gents, serving as a commentator on The Foxxhole (a Sirius Radio broadcast), and vocally producing and writing for Jamie Foxx's Grammy nominated album "Intuition". Today, Marques Anthony is fulfilling his ultimate dream of breathing life back into RnB with the release of his Mixtape, The Beginning… The revival of true musicianship in RnB music is soon to come, and its delivery will arrive as Marques Anthony.
Ricardo Parker
Ricardo Parker
“I stand out in a crowd full of standouts,” proclaims Houston TX artist, Ricardo Parker. The music industry today has seen many artists from all areas come and go, with no staying power. Ricardo has a unique and raw talent that exudes reality through street wisdom. Most people twice his age still have been unable to manage and maintain a level head while utilizing their musical talents simultaneously. At age 19 Ricardo took on a huge responsibility of adopting his three younger siblings coercing his transition into adulthood at an early age. A ladies man but, rugged and rough, the south has a side that many are unaware of. Ricardo is the diamond in the dirt that just surfaced to the music industry. Success is a commitment for Ricardo. His work ethic is influenced by, Scarface, Jay-Z, UGK, T.I, Fabolous, T-Pain, Eric Bellinger, Avant, and LL Cool J etc. He doesn’t just want “… a hot single, but a classic album.” His music is a collection of good lyrics and diverse sounds. With this coalescence of attributes, the album will certainly have the power to stand alone, and promote quality music. As an individual artist, he has performed all across the nation in shows with many big names in the industry such as Trey Songz, Snoop, E-40, Bobby Valentino, Nas and Paul Wall etc. Even this early in his career; Ricardo is a positive role model in the entertainment industry, he never has his heart and dedication questioned by anybody. It’s Ricardo’s diverse style ranging from “freaky deeky” to street anthems, which gained his credibility to rock stages as a colleague to major artist instead of just an opening act. Ricardo is currently hard at work on his forthcoming EP, which features Scarface and E-40 just to name a couple. The lead single “Throwback” Feat Eric Bellinger, this is a infectious radio friendly and club record. A perfect balance of street and commercial appeal, “The EP” is set to be one of the most artistic projects to come from an independent act since Drake’s “So Far Gone”. This lavish fly young man will continue to stay humble sharing his musical intelligence and implacable drive. The world has yet to see what this artist can do, it’s about to get REAL.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721