Sami Mei is a vibrant singer/songwriter from Metro Detroit
Come help celebrate the release of Sami Mei’s brand new album, “Brighter Than Our Stars.” This is your chance to see the talented singer/songwriter perform all the songs from her new record live in an intimate setting. In addition to the general admission seats, Sami is hosting an exclusive pre-show private reception that will include some stories about the new music, preferred seating and first access to all the cool merch that goes along with “Brighter Than Our Stars.” Check out the VIP ticket option for details.
Her style blends pop and rock with touches of jazz and soul mixed in here and there. Mei’s powerful voice lends itself to her upbeat arrangements, at times giving her music a somehow timeless quality. Mei was inspired to pursue music after getting hooked on a video of Elton John’s iconic guest appearance on “The Muppet Show.” She started writing her own songs and playing piano at age 8, and continues to be passionate about performing. Sami Mei has appeared at such venues as The Fox Theatre and Madison Square Garden.
With Special Guest Anthony Retka
Detroit-born singer, songwriter, and musician, Anthony Retka, has spent the last fifteen years writing and performing music that has helped etch his place in the Detroit music scene. He has toured the United States with notable stops in Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago and New York. Anthony has independently released four solo studio records and two live solo albums alongside four full-length albums, a live double CD, and multiple EPs and Singles with his band, Tone & Niche.
Anthony recently released “Fields & Fortresses”, his most direct and expressive solo work to date. The new album features the strong vocal styling and lyrical abilities that people have come to expect from Anthony’s recordings. His band, Big Parade, backs him up on the new release and the album also features a few special guest appearances by notable Detroit-area musicians.