about

Influenced Tribute Shows are a dynamic arrangement of rich vibes and dazzling harmonies for the music-loving crowd.

 

Each event is a Neo Soul, R&B or Jazz-themed performance featuring cover songs by the artists who influence us to sing, to move, to stay in love with music - from D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Stevie Wonder to Chaka Khan, Sade, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and so many more.

Influenced features vocalists Gina P, Lisa Michelle and a rotating list of incredible performers from Toronto's vast community of powerful soul singers & musicians.

the producers

Gina Pennesi

Co-Founder & Lead Vocalist

Lisa Michelle

Co-Founder & Lead Vocalist

Over the last decade, vocalist Gina P has been using her soulfully rich-toned voice to entertain and engage Toronto area audiences accompanied by top area musicians within the R&B, Neo-soul and jazz live music scenes. She is complimented for her harmonies, versatility and range.

Growing up on Detroit radio and influenced by R&B, funk, Neo-soul and jazz legends, Gina P's silky warmth creates feel-good vibes and a memorable experience with her personal touch on crowd-pleasing favourites.

Since co-founding Influenced Tribute Shows in 2016 with Lisa Michelle, she has been co-producing and performing Neo-Soul and R&B tribute shows, which led to collaborating with QW Productions on a Best of R&B Soul concert series. Volume 4 of this series is scheduled for September 2019. These shows have wowed audiences and filled dance floors, allowing Gina and her fellow performers to honour their biggest influences in music, such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Erykah Badu and so many more.

Gina enjoys opportunities to perform as a solo act in addition to exciting collaborations with other beloved area musicians.

Follow Gina P on Instagram @ginapennesi 

Lisa Michelle Cornelius is a Toronto-based actor & singer, with an international career in theatre, television, music & film.

 

As a stage performer, Lisa Michelle had the pleasure of being cast in the first US national tour of the musical Godspell (Moonglow Prod./ Drayton Ent.). She also performed as a shapeshifter in the acapella musical Obeah Opera; a Nicole Brooks production about the Salem Witch Trials from the unique perspective of enslaved women.

 

Lisa Michelle's artistic voice is also expressed as a songwriter and recording artist. She has two independently-released R&B albums (This Moment and Love Lessons), and has performed her original music at music festivals across Canada including Canadian Music Week, Irie Music Fest and the world-renowned Montreal Jazz Festival. 

 

Always in motion, Lisa Michelle co-produces and performs in "Influenced Tribute Shows" multiple times a year. It's a concert series and show-for-hire that pays homage to R&B, Neo Soul & Jazz artists of the past & present.

Follow Lisa Michelle on Instagram @yeslisamichelle

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