Christina Holmes

Christina Holmes

Madison Pruitt, Adam Elfers

Monday Jun 18 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Beachland Tavern


Off Sale

This event is all ages

Christina Holmes
Christina Holmes
When Christina Holmes sings, walls, barriers, and boundaries disappear. Finding a sweet spot in the middle of acoustic, folk, reggae, rock, and pop music, she represents the same values and vision on stage and off.

“I’m always just very honest and real,” she exclaims. “We’re all human. I allow listeners into my life by going deeper. I’m not afraid to show my vulnerable side. I have a message. I’ve gained so much confidence through music, and I hope I can inspire others to chase their dreams too.”

Between regular open mics around Rhode Island and dive bar gigs in New York City, she linked up with the charity Musicians On Call and performed for countless bedridden hospital patients. 2012 saw her take the stage for the world famous “Amateur Night” at the Apollo and leave with a standing ovation. In 2014, she released her full-length debut Peace, Love, & C. Holmes and joined Trevor Hall for a sold-out North American tour over the course of 2015.

Launching her own label Cove House in 2017, she dove headfirst into her sophomore effort with producer Warren Huart [Colbie Caillat, James Blunt]. After only two-and-a-half weeks in a Los Angeles studio, she emerged with Stand Up. For the first time, a studio recording captured the prowess of the vocalist’s powerhouse presence on stage. The album was introduced via marathon of touring alongside the likes of Hall, Xavier Rudd, and Nahko & Medicine for the People.

Her live energy shines through the 2018 single “Bring The People Together.” Driven by lithe acoustic guitar and simmering reggae grooves, it presents a concrete mission statement loud and clear. From the plaintive lyrical poetry and wind-swept soul of “Let My Music Free Your Soul” to the clarion call of “Stand Up,” her voice resounds with power and passion. However, the final track “Always” tugs at the heartstrings the most. Written after the passing of her dad David Holmes, Sr., it incorporates the last voicemail he left Christina.

In the end, Christina has only just begun to bring people together.

“When you hear my records or see me live, I want you to feel something, whether it’s happy or sad,” she leaves off. “I’d love for you to let go of anything that’s holding you back. Music did that for me.”
Madison Pruitt
Madison Pruitt
When you hear Madison Pruitt, be ready to feel. Madison Pruitt is a singer song writer from Cleveland who turns the familiar struggles of heartbreak, anxiety, depression and insecurity into a place of growing, learning, and happiness with a groove to keep you moving. Taking inspiration from Nahko and Medicine for the People, Paramore, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise, it's safe to say her music styles are all over the place and very unique.

She has been writing and performing her own music since the age of thirteen. Shortly after Madison began to release her gift, people started to receive her gift. After what seemed to be no time at all, she caught the attention of many bands that she looked up to (Satsang, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Matisyahu, Twiddle, etc.). While developing a friendship with many of these artists, Madison was also joining them on stage to sing. What started out as a small dream was quickly kindled into a burning passion for music and the road.

Madison was on the road playing solo shows for five years before releasing her debut album "Purple" in November of 2018. All eight songs were written by Madison and they are the perfect example of turning around the worst of situations into the greatest opportunities. This album was given its name after her single, Purple (ft. Ryan Dempsey of Twiddle). Madison grew up with a very family-oriented lifestyle which has impacted her and her music tremendously. This album portrays her dependance on her family perfectly with a track called "Bel". This track features Madison's younger sister, Isobel Pruitt, singing a verse she wrote on her very own. The release of "Purple" is the first major milestone of Madison's lifelong commitment to music.

Almost every song on "Purple" featured a full band and high energy. Madison wanted to bring the same energy to her live shows. She had no problem finding loyal and dedicated band members. Madison Pruitt's band features the musical stylings of her life partner Andrew Petersen (bass guitar) and her uncle, Marcus Pruitt (drums). The three of them share the same love and drive for music. Before forming the band they each individually knew that writing, creating, and performing music was something that needed to be a part of their lives. Being accompanied by a full band brought a new level of versatility and excitement to Madison's live performances and song writing.

As Madison progresses as a musician she says there isn't much she doesn't want to accomplish, but it's going to take a lot to achieve those accomplishments.

"I want to be true to myself. Whether it's onstage, speaking directly to your face, over the internet, or through your headphones. I just want to be Madison 100% of the time. I want to make myself so vulnerable and transparent that you feel just as comfortable to be yourself as I am. I want my music to feel so real that you can relate. But most importantly, I always want my music to make ME feel. The second I'm done feeling this fire for my music, I'm out. I never want to fake my love for anything, including my own music."
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110