Musical duo to provide eclectic mix of genres to Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln Theater will be hosting the acoustic duo Starlit Strategies Friday at 7 p.m. Credit: Courtesy of Rolanda Copley

From aged-time jazz to common French music, the acoustic duo Starlit Methods is perfectly acquainted with a huge selection of musical genres.

Starlit Ways, designed up of Rose Nkechi Onyeneho and Chris Glover, will execute at the Lincoln Theatre Friday at 7 p.m., with an opening effectiveness by Antonio Lamar, according to its website. Onyeneho said she and Glover very first achieved though singing in their church’s praise and worship group when they were being youthful and begun performing together in 2014. 

Onyeneho, who is originally from West Africa and has lived in both of those Gabon and Nigeria, mentioned she moved to the U.S. in November 2010. Regardless of the shock in cultural discrepancies, she claimed going in this article was an enriching practical experience. Glover, a Columbus indigenous, mentioned it is refreshing to be in a position to complete in the city yet again, primarily soon after obtaining to be digital during the pandemic.

“It’s been a hard few of a long time for a whole lot of musicians and venues, so us currently being capable to have our craft out in the community yet again, the place men and women are bodily there with us, is a breath of contemporary air,” Glover stated.

The duo stated the music they carry out normally ranges in model, style and language.

“We’re really eclectic for the most portion, and that truly caters to what we perform as very well,” Glover said. “It can go from outdated-time jazz to pop to some chiptune stuff.”

Glover claimed he and Onyeneho do not want to be boxed into playing just a single genre of music, and they delight in acquiring the independence to merely engage in what they like.

“Our rule of thumb is that what ever we like, we will engage in, and it does not matter what genre it suits in,” Glover stated. “If it seems very good to us, we’ll get pleasure from it, and we may possibly play it.”

Starlit Methods has performed all around central Ohio, together with at events and venues such as the Columbus Arts Competition, the Westerville New music & Arts Competition, Java Central Café and Roaster and Weasel Boy Brewing Co., according to its web site. 

Scott Woods, founder and director of Streetlight Guild, a doing arts business that hosts performers and artists from Columbus, said Starlit Techniques was one particular of the guild’s most asked for acts.

“They get a great deal of really like in my venue, and they have been one particular of the first functions that I had booked coming out of the pandemic, right until we experienced to lock it back down yet again,” Woods explained.

Onyeneho mentioned executing almost owing to the pandemic authorized her to get an introspective knowledge of her foundation and goals as a singer.

“When I sing a song, I really like to relate to it by some means,” Onyeneho stated. “I would refuse to sing a tune if I cannot convey it, if I just cannot express what the tale is.”

Glover mentioned the pandemic gave the duo time to get back to the root of why they made the decision to enjoy new music with each other as Starlit Strategies in the 1st position.

“It made us notice that we do this because we certainly delight in it, and that if it will help at the very least one particular human being throughout their working day, we have accomplished our task,” Glover claimed.

Tickets to Starlit Ways’ performance at the Lincoln Theatre get started at $22.50 and can be ordered via the CBUSArts internet site.