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A trio from the musical group, MPROV is giving a festive performance at the Hampton History Museum on December 20, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. as a part of the museum’s monthly music series.
Performing will be vocalist Karla Grase, keyboardist England Doggett, and drummer Mike Hopkins. They are part of the larger musical group MPROV, a band in the Hampton Roads area. The group performs a wide genre of music from jazz to Motown classics. They are performing a selection of holiday hits to set the tone for the season. At the event, Grase will debut her original songs from her highly anticipated Christmas EP, Songs of the Season. The 5 track EP will be released on December 1, 2017. As a preview to her next album releasing in early 2018, she will perform some of her new works such as “Eventually.”
MPROV has been performing together in coastal Virginia for the past two years. Grase has been performing in area since she moved to the area in the early 2000s. She is a regular performer at the Cozy Patio Bistro in Williamsburg and at the Hilton Main in Norfolk. She is passionate and appreciates about all styles of music, “from country to hip hop” said Grase. Although she performs live in Virginia, her music has a far reach. She currently has a popular single out, #MoreLove on iTunes, Spotify, and many other music platforms.
"Music is my medicine. We live in the day and era of the ‘hit song’. I just write from the heart, and if I can touch just one person with my music I'm okay.” said Grase. Her dedication to the industry is evident after years of performances and popular songs.
When asked about her journey as singer in today’s society and the difficulties Grase has face she said “Whatever is your passion it will keep pulling you there.” In the future she is hoping to work on collaborations with other artists in the area for her forthcoming EP F.Y.I - For Your Inspiration.
Held in the museum’s Great Hall on the third Wednesday of each month, the “Front Porch” Music Series presents different genres of music that have shaped the American soundscape and influenced talent in Hampton Roads’ vibrant music scene. Admission is free to museum members, $5 for non-members. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton.
The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is plenty of free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information, call 757-727-1610.