YouTube sensation Karmin is coming to the Morgantown Metropolitan Theatre on Monday, Nov. 7. Tickets are set to go on sale on Monday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Karmin is the duo of Amy Ellis and Nick Noonan. Ellis’ pronounced rap flow and searing R&B-influenced pop vocals married with Noonan’s multi-instrumental talent and smooth harmonies creates a dynamic chemistry. The result is a perfect blend of hip-hop, acoustic styling and applied theatrics that have taken pop and the internet by storm.
The duo’s now-famous covers (they cover everyone from Tinie Tempah to Lady Antebellum and more) have brought them a grassroots following and earned them performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, plus a set at the recent iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas where they performed their cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.”
The postings on YouTube began as a way to get some quick attention but they quickly made Karmin an internet phenomenon. Their cover of Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” which features Ellis coquettishly delivering a clean version of Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes’ lyrics, now has nearly 43 million views. Their fans catapulted them into the mainstream where they were well received by entertainment heavyweights L.A. Reid, Kanye West, Ashton Kutcher, Timbaland, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Questlove.
Ellis and Noonan met at Berklee College of Music in Boston. They began writing songs together for school projects. They later took the name “Karmin” (form the Latin ‘carmen’ meaning ‘song’ with the altered spelling to hint ‘karma’) to put identity to their distinct writing style.
Karmin’s debut single, “Crash Your Party,” was released this week and introduced to the world stage on the syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show just this morning (Oct. 20).
General admission tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for WVU Students with valid WVU Student ID. Tickets may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000 or 304-293-SHOW (7469). WVU Student discount is valid only at the campus box offices and at 304-293-SHOW. One discounted ticket per valid ID.
CONTACT: Kristie Gale, WVU Arts & Entertainment
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