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The Hideaway Cafe & Recording Studio is St Petersburg's Original Listening Room! The Hideaway Cafe is an original music venue offering craft beer & wine and a simple, yet mouthwatering menu. Come catch an original (often live-recorded) showcase from some of the most talented local & nationally touring musicians.

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January 15, 2022 - Ariella

Join is welcoming Ariella back to the Hideaway stage!

Doors open at 6. Show at 8. Tickets $10


Along the central coast of Florida comes a fresh wave, one that passionately transcends boundaries,
transporting listeners to the heart of what makes music timeless. A blank canvas, a novel yet written, a
portrait only bound by unencumbered imagination, ARIELLA is an esoteric embodiment of sensory
enlightenment, that an evening of music can be composed of Jazz, Blues, Bossa, Samba, Tango, Theater,
Rock, Soul, and so much more, when the genre is love.
With elegant vocals by the charismatic Ariella McManus, a singer with emotional depth and a songwriter
rich with breadth, she eloquently combines stunning melodies with transcendent grooves to create an
immersive embrace. Teamed with guitar maestro, Nicolaas Kraster, a talented wunderkind from Fredonia,
NY, that’s been compared to Ottmar Liebert, Paco de Lucía and Pat Metheny, the pair effortlessly craft an
engaging path to the spiritual promised land.
Kraster elaborates, “With passionate music performed at the highest level, with intimate and honest lyrics
that express, and welcome, vulnerability, with masterfully played rhythms that can move mountains with an
explosion or a whisper, we believe audiences yearn to explore the farthest reaches of what music can offer.
That from simple songs to grand composition our audiences possess the depth to be truly moved in many
ways. Our mission is to share the music that inspired us through the songs we’ve written and the covers
we’ve re-imagined.”
An adventure in living. In the moment. In unity. In totality. Flush with poetic imagery and musical intimacy,
ARIELLA’s recent releases, “Joy,” “Terrified,” and Live at the Hideaway Café, are great examples of their
sonic vision, one with increasing definition of the human condition. With apt comparisons to the
transcendent fragility of Etta James, Patsy Cline and Amy Winehouse, tenured jazz critic, Jonathan Widran,
dubbed their repertoire, “Raw and soulful…beautifully combining a sense of defiant assertiveness and
wounded vulnerability” while Skope Magazine lauds McManus, "By going for her own unique style, she is
without peer. Everything about her delivery reflects a sense of true care and compassion."

It’s a truly sublime foundation to build a brave new world upon. With collaborations on the horizon with
bass extraordinaire Victor Wooten, of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and award-winning engineer, Fabrice
Dupont (“Fabulous Fab”), known for his work with Shakira, Les Nubians, Bebel Gilberto, and Ladysmith
Black Mambazo, ARIELLA will continue to pave a way forward, one of light, and the beauty of life, where
great music isn't read from a script but is real life transcribed into a vibe, one that resonates deep inside,
a celebration for what it means to be alive 

Event Details
Date 15 January 2022Ticket Info $10 Doors: 6pm Show: 8pm