Marques Wyatt @ Kava

Friday May 21st @ Kava with Marques Wyatt, plus Cris Herrera & Lil Ryan

Friday May 21st @ Kava
Marques Wyatt

along with Cris Herrera & Lil Ryan

Happy b-day Kristie

Kava Lounge 2812 Kettner blvd
9pm -2am

Reply to cris@soulonbeat.com for discounted list no later than 3pm day of the event! Limited capacity

About Marques Wyatt
Marques Wyatt is a messenger of the deepest, most soulful kind of house music. Beneath his relaxed, spiritual and unknowingly suave persona, therein lies a man partially responsible for giving birth to the West Coast house scene and bringing the fresh sounds of New York to Los Angeles beginning in the mid eighties. Carefully pointing out that he has “always had a deep passion for music,” you know that his adoration of house has become its gateway into the lives of thousands of people. Promoting and playing an enormous amount of parties including BBC, Brass, MAC’s Garage, Does Your Mama Know? and currently Deep, over the years, Marques has changed the face of LA nightclubbing and the presentation of its music and sound.

As the rave scene exploded on the West Coast in the early nineties, Marques sought out and created musical options with a residency at Love in San Francisco and the launch of the Sunday night party Brass as an alternative to both the rave and hip hop scenes. Brass’ five-year stint broke such cutting edge soul and jazz artists like the Brand New Heavies, Digable Planets and Jamiroquai by promoting their first LA shows.

During this time, there was also Max’s on Mondays and Candelabra, the Saturday monthly where Marques first teamed up with Tony Largo, co-promoter of Does Your Mama Know? These events proved to be at the forefront of a new house revival in Los Angeles. In 1994, Marques brought the legendary Louie Vega to his Prague night; Louie reciprocated by bringing Marques to New York to play the opening set in the main room at Sound Factory Bar. This all-important gig was well received by the critical masses of the Big Apple and Marques was regularly invited back to play Sound Factory Bar and Giant Step. Playing the Masters at Work party at the Winter Music Conference in 1996 earned him exposure to an international crop of promoters, opening the door to long awaited international acclaim and world-renowned clubs such as London’s Ministry of Sound.