Fete Music Hall Presents
with Spocka Summa & Joh Hope
Thursday, August 1st
Doors: 7:00 PM
Tickets: ADV $15 • DOS $20 • VIP $35
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Kota The Friend
KOTA The Friend is a hip hop artist and musician from Brooklyn, NY. At an early age he found
his love for music and hip hop, R & B, Jazz and Soul music during the infamous 90's era. By the
time young KOTA was 8 years old he joined his school's music program and excelled as a
trumpet player. In high school KOTA was the leader of the trumpet section while teaching
himself to play the guitar and piano. During this time he also picked up two-weekend jobs to
build a home studio where he would record hip hop tracks as well as folk songs that were
accompanied by his guitar playing. After high school, KOTA would later go on to attend schools
for the performing arts. Mastering instrument after instrument, he is a guitarist, keyboardist, and bass player, now producing/writing his own music.
KOTA has been releasing music non-stop and has since been featured by XXL magazine, FADER, BILLBOARD, Pigeons & Plans, HipHopDX, NYLON, The Source, MILK, and many other blogs. But more than anything, he continues to make music for the people that need it... his fans. Now Kota is gearing up for his fourth Studio release titled “FOTO” along with a 2019 U.S. Headlining Tour.
Summa brings a more animated feel to the music industry. He focuses on a sci-fi feel and bringing music to life and to the masses. His projects all have specific messages and reach beyond simply music.
When passion is your touchpoint, you can’t lose!
This is the daily mantra for Harrison ‘Jon Hope’ Grigsby that has propelled him to new heights through his creative endeavors that blend Hip Hop, culture, education, and entertainment . He has taken his life experiences and manifested them into tools of inspiration for all he encounters.
Under the alias Jon Hope, Grigsby’s ability to illustrate street episodes and empower the have nots has garnered him critical acclaim worldwide. His growing catalogue of independent albums and visual content spans over a decade and positioned him as one of the brightest stars to emerge from New England. He has collaborated with the likes of Grammy award winning producer Bongo ByTheWay, Roc Nation/ShowOff DJ Statik Selektah, and a featured guest on the legendary Sway in the Morning Show with host Sway Calloway.
In 2017, the Providence, Rhode Island native released Savage Beauty EP that debuted high on the itunes indie Hip Hop chart and spawned the anthemic “ChamPain” and socially pulsating ‘Eat.’ The six track offering extended into a tour and content placement and partnerships with various brands.