I'm hard at work on a new project entitled Casiopeia. It's a concept album and the main star is my vintage Casio keyboard. I'm taking my original songs which were mostly written on acoustic guitar and converting them onto the keyboard. I will share what I'm up to soon, but in the meantime I'll be in the studio.
Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter, Erel trained as an actress before finding her way to music. She comes from an artistic family – her father plays keyboard and her mother paints and makes ceramics. Erel composes indie-pop music with a lyrical charm. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Billie Holiday, her songs are lyrically based, personal portrayals of relationships, but just as often, her work explores themes like conformity and individuality in modern society. Feminist Wednesday describes her sound as “ethereal, upbeat, and poppy with a hint of folk,” and she has been likened to songstresses like Regina Spektor and PJ Harvey.
Erel performs regularly in music venues across New York City, both as a solo performer as well as with the indie groups, Sky Diamonds and Analog Friends. Her song, Balloon, an upbeat, acoustic duet featuring indie folk artist, Vinnie Ferra, was a regional finalist in the 2014 New Song Music Contest, won 2nd place in RAD’s Song Contest (Recording Artist Development), and was awarded the New Century Music 2014 Song of the Year.
Erel is currently writing and recording new singles and is in production for music videos. She plans to tour locally with her music over the upcoming year. Sign up on her mailing list for the latest info, and receive a free download.
The second of Brooklyn Women in the Arts quarterly event series curated by female-identifying persons celebrating local artists.
Featuring performances and art showcase by: Jess Labus Erel Kathryn Margaret Rose Corrine Kai Treads Dahl Haus + more
Erel & Ila Minori @ Hell Phone
Prepare to get sneaky and a lil bit sleazy to get into this retro-chic French restaurant & cocktail bar entered through an adjacent cafe's phone booth. I'll be playing a sexy set. And Ila Minori, will be bringing their moody, folk-pop all the way from Texas or possibly Italy. I can't keep track of them at this point. Either way, it's gonna be a fab pre-Halloween show - be there!
Music at LIC Bar
I'll be back at LIC bar and this time I'm bringing Nate Jones. He's a really cool guitarist-singer-songwriter. I love the percussive way he plays guitar and I'm sure you will too. I perform at 8PM. Nate's set is at 10PM at this fun, outdoor venue.
QAS (Quarterly Arts Soiree)
I'll be part of QAS upcoming installment of Art, Fashion, Music, Photography, Dance, Comedy and more at American Beauty. Time TBD.
PS - They have gorgeous chandeliers.
Erel & the Mysterious Monies Band
Playing my very first Tel Aviv show in an intimate setting. I'll be joined by some local musicians called the Mysterious Monies Band.
This is pretty amazing - I get to honor one of my all-time favorite musical artists, Fiona Apple. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her debut release, Tidal, Brookladelphia and Female Frequency have put together a tribute concert where we play through the entire album in order. Each artist will interpret one song and also perform one original. Exciting!
Performers Include: myself, Ladybird, Dani Mari, Hotsy Totsy, Noelle Picara, Emily Mineo, Sharon Sable, Em McKeever, Meg and the Right Sound, Katherine Rondeau, & Desiree Sky
Fiona Fest will be held on the same day as the Ladybug Music Festival on Market Street. Come support ladies in music!
Sky Diamonds @Rocky Sullivan's
Hey - we'll be back at Rocky Sullivan's in Red Hook for some more music and yummy pizza!
This is a special show because Lyndol will be hosting a recital for some of her students at 2PM. So come early if you wanna hear them play. Should be a sweet day.
Manhattan Inn in Style
My friends from Charleston are coming to town and we're all gonna play a set at the beautiful Manhattan Inn. If you haven't been there already, you must come check it out - it's a really cool spot.
Featuring: DEN & Stefanie Santana
Erel @ Fifth Estate (AKA the Zebra Bar)
Hey all - I go to this Open Mic "Songwriter's Workshop" every chance I get, because I feel at home and feel honored to be a part of this family of misfits. Ryan Parker hosts a great event, and there are so many talented performers that come every week! I'll be the featured act on the 22nd so come check out my set - I've got a mix of new, old and covers for ya.
PORCH STOMP 2016!
Sky Diamonds is coming to PORCH STOMP 2016! - a fabulous folk festival happening on Governor's Island Sat, 6/18. It's gonna' be some down home, good timin', feel good music, so we're real excited about this one. Come join us at the Hoover Dam Collective stage, err porch for an all-acoustic set.
Hot Love is Gary Hoopengardner's "Hoop's" vision - it's him singing his songs and covers backed up by an all-female band. I'm happy to be playing bass and singin along to the songs. Come check it out!
Jamboree Rye Debut!
I'm excited to be a part of this Hoover Dam Collective Show. Jamboree Rye will be making its debut at LIC Bar - expect jazz songs that have earned their existence in the modern world. These are songs to celebrate life to!
We hope you'll join us in Queens for a late afternoon of music and poetry on LIC Bar's gorgeous outdoor stage.
The line-up is... Jamboree Rye The Snowy Mountain Sisters Justin Kirk Holy Smokes And a special poetry set curated by Daniel Grjonko!
The show is FREE and open to the public! Come one, come all!!
Sky Diamonds will be bringing their sweet sounds to Red Hook, Brooklyn.
8 - Sky Diamonds 9 - The Descant Trio 10 - Lady Nashville and the Nightmares
Mother Lovin' Music Night
We're getting together to celebrate Earth Day with a night of music - ranging from folk to rock - all cage-free and organic!
7 - Emily Mineo 8 - Sky Diamonds 9 - Nate Jones
HDC at The Sloodge
Join us this Sunday at The Sloodge in Park Slope for an evening of exclusively dance (well, ok, there's a little music as well- we couldn't help ourselves...). We are so excited to bring together some of our favorite dance makers in this awesome space!
Dave Maldonado Presents Sky Diamonds
I'll be playing at my favorite local galaxy-themed bar, SuperCollider with Sky Diamonds. It seems like a match made in outer space.
Happy Bday Don Turner!
Lyndol & I will grace the stage at The Bowery Electric as part of Don Turner's birthday bash.
Full Line-Up as Follows: Chris Da Silva 7pm Don Turner Band 7:30PM Lyndol Descant & Erel Pilo 8:30pm Mike Mc Hugh 9:15pm
Whoa, excited to be performing at the notorious Slipper Room. I'll be sharing a music set plus something special with the Dronettes, and lots of amazing talent: The Fine Machines, Hawthorne, Kipuka Theater, Megan Bascom and Dancers. Not to be missed!
I'm really excited to be debuting the ensemble dance piece to my song "Drone" at this year's Winter Follies. Over 30 up-and-coming – or already well-seasoned – performing artists present 5 minutes of whatever they do best at this year’s 15th annual showcase. The audience then gets to vote on which artist or group gets their own full production at the “new” Gowanus next year. It’s sometimes wild, sometimes zany, always exciting and never predictable. Come enjoy the ride!