Join us for a special Juneteenth celebration with Ladi Earth, Chief Cleopatra, Jonny Jukebox & Lefty at Hotel Vegas June 19th, 2021!
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- Released her second EP Don't Ask Y Jan. 9, 2019
- Single, "Water" is featured on the Netflix original series "Russian Doll
- Official SXSW 2019 showcasing artist
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Chief Cleopatra, born Jalesa Jessie, is an Austin, Texas-based soul rock singer and songwriter. Originally from Corsicana, Texas, Cleo began her musical journey at an early age, singing and playing drums in her church's youth choir, and eventually beginning to write her own songs. After briefly stepping away from music, Cleo moved to Austin and released her debut EP, Lesa x Lenny Vol.1, in February 2019, kicking off her professional musical career. She was quickly noticed by and featured in the Austin Chronicle, and on KUTX, performing on the show The Breaks in 2019, and in their third annual Summer Jam in 2020. Cleo was also scheduled to perform an official showcase at SXSW 2020 until the fest was canceled. She is a SXSW 2021 official showcasing artist.
Fans of Santigold, Blood Orange, and Thundercat will find echoes of their influence in Chief Cleopatra's sultry, soulful, and subtly-powerful style which she begins to fine-tune in her 2020 Chief Cleopatra EP. Her forthcoming EP, Luna, will find Cleo delving deeper into those psychedelic soul roots and more experimental instrumentation, with featured performances by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Walker Lukens and by Curtis Roush and Jack O'Brien (The Bright Light Social Hour).
"With vibrant mixes of soul, electro and modern-day R&B, Texas native Jonny Jukebox began releasing singles in early 2015, gathering the best of his material and refining his unique take on alternative pop for his debut mixtape Adonis XIV.
Featuring smooth, expressive vocals and dynamic, versatile music, Adonis XIV saw Jonny confidently stepping into the spotlight with an album full of fresh, new sounds guaranteed to move the mind, body and soul, including the viral hit "Callin' U Babie" and fan favorite "Consider Me." Jonny's recent releases have run the gamut from cheeky bittersweet pop ("Troll Patrol," with Austin hip hop icon The Teeta) to sinister R&B ("Betterthandrugs," featuring LNS Crew's Cory Kendrix) to Gorillaz-style alt-pop ("Bite the Bullet").
Writing songs with true depth and texture and an alluring atmosphere and energy, Jonny Jukebox creates memorable moments in time through music. Whether writing something deep and thought-provoking for the mind or designing another intense and wild track to grind to, Jonny Jukebox has an entire range of sound that has widespread appeal and universal accessibility."