kei slaughter [they/them] is a Soul-Folk Sonic Storyteller conjuring bokou magik from deep New Orleans roots.
A Queer Black Singer, Songwriter, Flutist, Multi-instrumentalist, and Music Therapist, kei weaves together genre-bending, soul-stirring sounds with powerful lyrics and musical storytelling. kei’s music has been described as soulful, intelligent, and healing, ever emerging from a place of center. Their rich vocals and engaging musicianship have been compared to that of Lianne La Havas, Emily King, and Me’shell N’degeocello. Still, kei offers a unique sound all their own. Their early influences come from the music of the Black church and beyond. From the hum of their grandmother’s organ to the singing coming off the drums in Congo Square. Like a big pot of gumbo, there’s a lot in the mix!
As an artist and healer, kei believes in the power of music to bring about transformative change in our lives, our communities, and in our world. They are deeply committed to using their gifts in service of our collective liberation. Expansive in genre and gender, kei brings the gospel of freedom frequencies to an audience becoming participants in their own radical authenticity.
New to the Bay Area music scene, kei invites you to join them for a night of acoustic soul sounds, storytelling, and community healing.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!