NYC’s Jessica 6 Got LA to Shake Their Groove Things AT LA! Pride REVIEW + PHOTOS: Jessica 6 @ LA! PRIDE 6/10/18
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Next up on the main stage was NYC native Nomi Ruiz p/k/a Jessica 6. Her music mixes elements of electronic dance and house, and, like Saturn Rising, had darker overtones.
In the research I had done prior to festival, I was expecting Nomi to be accompanied by a full band. After all, wikipedia indicated that Jessica 6 was in fact a band consisting bassist Andrew Raposo, keyboardist Morgan Wiley and drummer Jim Orso. Instead, Nomi was solely accompanied on stage by two backup dancers.
But the dancers appeared to be what she needed, and wanted, for this performance. As she announced after the performance of her first song, “Prisoner of Love”, she was there to get the crowd moving and shaking their tail feathers. I could only stay for a part of her performance (because I had to go see one of the queens of new jack swing perform), but based on the emphasis that Nomi put on dramatic choreography, and the way the the crowd was grooving to her sensual sonics, I think she accomplished her goal …”