Novo Presents: A Tribute To Amy Winehouse

novo presents: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse, featuring special guest singers TBA + all-star DC horn section at Pearl Street Warehouse

For one night only, DC’s own novo presents a tribute to the music of Amy Winehouse. Led by powerhouse singers Tula Pisano and Carly Harvey, novo will be joined by an all-star horn section including Joe Herrera (Thievery Corporation, Frederic Yonnet), Elijah Jamal Balbed (Chuck Brown Band, JoGo Project), and Herb Scott (Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation). The tribute will also feature several special guest singers TBA. This promises to be a night to remember, filled with some of DC’s finest musicians performing all of your favorite Amy tunes.

novo will open the evening with an original set showcasing their signature blend of indie, soul, jazz, and psych rock.

Poster art by Scott Siskind

novo bio:

“And the sound? Well, it’s butter…Each instrument is thoughtfully played, intentional, loose, comfortable and perfectly balanced, with the vocal finessing of Tula Pisano that is agile and strong (think Minnie Riperton and Dakota Staton).” – Nina Goodman, DC Music Review

“novo…knocked me out. … Did I mention how much I dig this sound?” – Corey Brown, No Treble

“…DC’s new electro soul powerhouse.” Will Urquhart, DC Music Review

Defying categorization while evoking the familiar–that is novo’s essence. The DC-based quintet delivers a potent blend of indie, R&B, jazz, and psych rock, which aims for both the mind and the soul. Formed in 2018, novo is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo TJ Turqman (bass) and Gena Photiadis (keys/vocals), and features the unique vocal stylings of Tula Pisano, who deftly weaves intricate melodies that are equal parts evocative and beautiful. Rounding out the lineup are the tasteful and dynamic contributions of guitarist Nikhel Sus and drummer Matt Tredwell. The group’s collective influences yield a sound that is melodic, yet distressed. Retro, yet new. And, above all, full of light and energy.

novo’s members include some of the most in-demand live and session musicians in DC, who have played with a range of artists locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Funk Ark, Staycation, Gordon Sterling & the People, and more.