“The Relative Pitch presents…” on Saturday, April 9…Who’s in the show?

On Saturday, April 9 at 7:30pm is the second “The Relative Pitch Presents…” at Sola Coffee Cafe’ in North Raleigh. This time I am featuring vocalist Kristen Brauns, the awesome trio Fantasy Dispute, and singer-songwriter Janelle True. I can hardly wait for this show!!! Scroll down to read more about the talented performers being showcased:


Kristen Brauns

It could be said that 15-year-old Kristen Brauns was born to sing. From a home video showing a 2 year old Kristen singing the soundtrack to “Spirit” to performing with her sisters around the house, music has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Having performed in both the church and school choirs since 5th grade, Kristen is excited about her “The Relative Pitch presents…” debut.

Playing the guitar, piano and ukulele, Kristen is a musical quadruple threat who draws inspiration from artists like Christina Grimmie, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift. She looks forward to pursuing music education as a career, in addition to continuing to perform.



Fantasy Dispute

Fantasy Dispute is a local Wake Forest group featuring Bella Church, Frank Deaner, Jr. and Gabi Piercy. These teens met while studying music at Give to Live Guitar Studios. They take to heart the mission of the studio: combining the art of live performance with community service. Fantasy Dispute has played at venues all over the Raleigh and Wake Forest area while raising money and awareness for causes such as ALS, Cancer, InterACT and The Michael Lynch Foundation for fallen firefighters of 9/11. They love to live out their passion while supporting their community.



Janelle True

Janelle True has released over twenty original songs in her albums Swept Away and Painted Pianos. Her style alludes to the mellow sound of the singer/songerwriter genre complete with soulful undertones that resemble artists such as Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson. She enjoys writing uplifting music to which all people can relate. Since her Christian faith is so dear to her heart, many of these themes appear in her music. From light and ethereal in some tracks to deep and soulful in others, Janelle’s voice covers a range of emotions that captivate her audience with their sheer honesty and authenticity. From an early age, Janelle dreamed of helping people through her music, but the only way she can do this is if more people hear it. Please help her achieve this dream by sharing her music with people around you in hopes that they too can be encouraged.



The Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic: February 20, 2016 (recap)

Hello all!!! The February 20 installment of the Relative Pitch Youth Open Mic did not disappoint.I am now entering into my 4th year of doing this show and it makes me smile every time I think of how much we’ve grown. Its wonderful to see so many new faces along with some of our talented regulars. Enough of the mushy stuff, let’s get into some of the performances!

Bryn and her dad/side man Rob returned to perform an acoustic cover:

Newcomer Trinity, a singer/songwriter, performed an original composition:

Sister act Sereena & Illiana performed an adorable rendition of “Bare Necessities”:

Guitarist and singer Abby gave us an awesome performance of a Jack White favorite:

Evan wowed us yet again with his cover of Elton John:

Finally, Arwen gave us a beautiful performance of Adele:

As you can tell, this was a great show!  If you have footage of your child performing at this open mic that is not shown here, please send it to me and I’ll post it: info@therelativepitch.com.  I’m in the process of scheduling the next open mic but the next event is The Relative Pitch Presents…on April 9 at 7pm at Sola. I will be announcing the three featured performers shortly so stay tuned…