Powerhouse singer Rachel Lorin believes in finding beauty in the non-beautiful, an incessant search that began with her roots in Atlanta, Georgia. A vivid storyteller through song, she has spent her entire life immersed in music. At 12 years old, she sang the national anthem at the U.S. Open.
In 2012, she developed an avid fan following, when she appeared on Oxygen's "The Next Big Thing: NY". Now a singer-songwriter who has drawn acclaim with singles including 2020's "Kerosene" and "Obsessed", Lorin has a stream of releases planned for the months to come, including "Goodbye" — a stirring ode to Lorin's late father.
Lorin started her music career as a pop/dance artist, but has moved over to her true love: rock. She has a large multi-octave voice and enjoys writing and performing music that allows her to showcase her range and versatility. Her band members include Acey Slade on bass, J Bomb on drums, and Jaster Leon on guitar, alongside Angelo Fariello on guitar.
Slade is an American musician, perhaps best known as the bassist of the alternative metal band Dope and the former guitarist of the horror punk and glam metal act Murderdolls. He is currently the lead singer and guitarist of the band Acey Slade & The Dark Party, and the live rhythm guitarist of Misfits. Previous to this, he served as the bassist in Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and the lead vocalist and guitarist in the punk rock band Trashlight Vision, which broke up in 2007.
Heritage of Pride is the non-profit organization that plans and produces New York City's official LGBTQ+ Pride events. Each year, the events commemorate the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 — the beginning of the modern Gay Rights movement. On June 26, 2016, "NYC Pride 2016: PrideFest" was held, presented by T-Mobile, and hosted by Bianca Del Rio, with Parson James as the featured musician. During the event, Broadway Sings for Pride coordinated a live performance segment.
According to organizers, around 30,000 people marched in the parade itself. Law enforcement officials expected that there would be around 2.5 million attendees in total, and that more or less comports with CBS News' reporting, which found that almost 2 million spectators joined the marchers.
Lorin and Slade performed the songs "The Kill (Bury Me)" and "She Brings Down the Moon" during the event, where Shefik served as Videographer.
"The Kill (Bury Me)" is a song is by Thirty Seconds to Mars, released in 2006 as the second single from their second album, "A Beautiful Lie". It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
"She Brings Down the Moon" is a song by Acey Slade & The Dark Party, from their album "The Dark Party", released in 2010.
- Videographer: Shefik
Last Updated: May 1, 2023