Venue and Event Information
1616 Butler Avenue
West Los Angeles, 90025
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Doors open: 7 p.m.
Shell Puppy: 7:45 p.m.
Berlin: 9:30 p.m.
Dinner and Silent Auction
Casual Attire, Limited Valet Parking
Since the band’s formation, Terri Nunn and Berlin have received a total of twelve gold and platinum album awards and Nunn’s unyielding influence has earned her the #11 spot on VH1.com’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock.”
Berlin will forever be recognized as the American progenitor of electro-pop artistry with sensually appealing lyrics. Few bands emerging from the era of Berlin have achieved as far-reaching and long-lasting an impact and, rarely, such a timeless array of musical grooves. The Los Angeles-based band made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the platinum-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. “The Metro” and “No More Words” were also chart toppers, but it was the unforgettable, intimate, and strikingly beautiful love song “Take My Breath Away” that took the band to another level. The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film Top Gun helped solidify Berlin’s everlasting place in American pop culture. The song was a #1 international hit and received both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for “Best Original Song” in 1986.
Hailing from the SF Bay Area, Shell Puppy is a neo-soul singer/songwriter now based in Los Angeles, CA. Shell Puppy’s Band is composed of lead singer and songwriter Ari Nikbakht, drummer Oliver Cooper, guitarist David Marcus, trumpet player Oliver Taylor, pianist Jackson Kinder, and bassist Jade Fink.