Performance Recap: Soul Singer Reesa Renee's Apollo Music Cafe Performance

Soul Singer Reesa Renee, a 2011 Amateur Night at the Apollo Champion performed at the Apollo Music Cafe on December 8, 2012 before a sold out show. Read the recap.
Reesa Renee Performs at Apollo Music Cafe
Reesa Renee Performs at Apollo Music Cafe
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Dec. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- In the middle of Harlem, a couple from France, along with fans from Japan and Australia, stood within a group of DMV supporters chanting, “Ree-sa, Ree-sa, Ree-sa!” The DMV-bred Soul Singer Reesa Renee ( had just won first place at Amateur Night at the Apollo – the second person to do so in three years, with an original song, “Got Me Loose,” on October 5, 2011.

On December 8, 2012, The Apollo Theater ( invited Reesa Renee and her six-piece band back to perform a full set at the Apollo Music Café, along with Dave Tauler. The show was sold out. The audience response was no different. A globally and culturally diverse crowd was completely mesmerized by Reesa’s performance. During certain times, the right, left, and middle portions of the audience enthusiastically engaged in a “fist-pump” competition. Many songs received standing ovations. Reesa’s rendition of her hip-hop-pop record, “Wonderland Cool” even prompted new fans to partake in the choreography for the hook, “You can be FRESH, you can be COOL, you can be FLY, you can just BREATHE.” Watch it here. (  This night was a reminder why the hip and lively artist won the Apollo in the first place and why her debut album Reelease premiered within the top 20 iTunes R&B Charts.  

“To be able to leave home and get the support of home, feels great. I couldn’t think of a better venue to have it happen. Apollo made my dreams relevant to the world, and I am always grateful for a platform to share my gift, because without that, there’s nothing,” said Reesa Renee.

“I always make sure to show gratitude to people and venues for giving me the opportunity and when I get up there, I show my a--, and I make sure that every person in the room, staff, audience, supporters, everyone—FEELS ME. You’re gonna feel me, and you can’t deny feeling,” she said.

The Apollo Theater staff and crowd were certainly feeling Reesa’s performance. Check some of the tweets from the #ApolloMusicCafe hashtag.  

@ApolloTheater (
"‪@_VanitySixx ( ‪@ReesaRenee ( just killed ‪#ApolloMusicCafe ( " agree, pure fire!!

@Themdrums (  
Totally. Turnt. Up. ‪@reesarenee ‪#apollomusiccafe ‪#MUSTWATCH ( by Apollo Theater -

@LittleATXLady (  
Loved the energy at ‪@ReesaRenee at the Apollo tonight! ‪#ApolloMusicCafe
@TotesMcGotes (
Excellent show with ‪@ReesaRenee at ‪#ApolloMusicCafe

As Reesa Renee would say, follow your dreams and your heart, and don’t hesitate to “Let it go. Let it out and Reelease,” ( your talent to the world.

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