with Tdot illdude and Al Maralen

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$18 / $20



Songbyrd Presents

Sunday November 26, 2017



Guordan Banks

Singer-Songwriter GUORDAN (Pronounced Jour-dan) BANKS has had major success writing songs for artists such as John Legend, Keyshia Cole, K. Michelle, Vivian Green, Lalah Hathaway, Ro James and Marcus Canty; and has collaborated with Kanye West, 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Meek Mill and Omari Hardwick from Starz network’s hit TV show, POWER.

His first single “Keep You In Mind” reached #1 on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary Chart in 2016. It also captured the attention of the producers of Issa Rae’s critically acclaimed HBO show, “Insecure,” and was featured in the series. Building on his breakout single, Guordan’s “Keep You In Mind” remix features pop-star Chris Brown and is continuing to build a buzz throughout the music world.

His debut album entitled “UNPOPULAR” is scheduled to be released November 17th, 2017.


Al Maralen

Al Maralen is a hip-hop artist from Columbia, Maryland. His style stems from hip-hop, psychadelic funk, and R&B sounds. He prides his style on well-developed metaphors and refreshing lyricism that can relate to the average listener. “Al Maralen dives into his raps, cool and composed, riding beats just like waves. His flow hits at every point, acing it, with rhythms running to stay aligned with him instead,” wrote Eve of Upcoming Hip Hop on Al Maralen’s song "Take Two." Currently a student at the University of Maryland, Al travels back and forth between home and DC to dabble in the rich culture of the DC-Maryland-Virginia music scene.