Bold. Dynamic. Authentic. True… Just a few words that people use to describe them and their artistry, and yet ..ASCENDANT.. is… simply that… ascendant… rising above. Since 2000, ..ASCENDANT.. has been rising above… their critics, their fears, their obstacles and creating meaningful, soulfilled music in an era when such artistic statements just aren’t done but desperately needed. Take a listen to the soaring high notes and clever harmonies. It’s there in every soul-drenched note; every colorful chord progression; every thought provoking rhythm. ..ASCENDANT rises… and asks us all to join them in flight…
An energetic performer and skilled songwriter, Robby Celestin delivers an exciting show with a soulful vibe. His lyrics are smart and moving and his songs are truly memorable. He speaks of life, love, and everything in between.
With songs that run the gamut of soul, funk, Latin and reggae, Robby’s powerhouse band delivers a pulse pounding ride. He is backed by a collection of Chicago’s most talented and sought after musicians. This local singer has performed at the White House, throughout the Caribbean, in Tahiti and for NATO troops all across Europe. He has opened up for and shared the stage with many famous performers including The Four Tops, Jay Leno, Stormy Weather, Survivor, ELO, The Little River Band and Chicago legend Jerry Butler.
Robby was selected by Midwest Beat Magazine as favorite male vocalist and his CD “Voiceprints” was chosen by www.NWI.com as the number one Chicagoland independent CD. Voiceprints has continued to bring forth both critical and public acclaim around the globe. It was a CD Baby top 10 seller and named as one of CD Baby’s top 5 editor’s picks. Music runs in his family. Robby’s father, Robert “Cuate” Celestin, was a member of the Atlantic soul group the Enchanters and performed with many Motown acts including The Jackson 5.
THE PEOPLE BROTHERS BAND
From humble beginnings at late-night open jams in a downtown Madison bar, The People Brothers Band have solidified over the past three years into an eight-piece Rhythm and Soul powerhouse. Their eclectic blend of original grooves, conscientious lyrics, soulfully mastered vocal and instrumental work, along with diverse self-tailored covers, holds the crowd on the dance floor and keeps them begging for more. From Funk to Soul, Rock to Reggae, Folk to R & B, they’re guaranteed keep the audience on their feet.