All-female show will benefit Charity Bomb
Gritty In Pink is spreading the season’s greetings with a special holiday edition of Gritty Rocks Live on Tuesday, December 14th at 6pm PST/9pm EST via Gritty In Pink’s Instagram (@grittyinpinklife). The livestream is sponsored by Cool Cat Wine, Guitar Girl Magazine, La Par, Drew Martin and benefits charity partner Charity Bomb. Charity Bomb is a preventative mental health solutions nonprofit organization, using EQ/SEL education for children to instill confidence. empathy, and the emotional resilience to navigate their lives, to avoid the pitfalls of depression, anxiety and addiction. During the show, viewers can participate in the fundraiser by donating directly to Charity Bomb.
The Holiday Special features performances and appearances by rock icon guitarist Nikki Stringfield (The Iron Maidens/Heaven Below), Toronto native gritty blues rock artist SATE, storytelling singer/songwriter Grace Gaustad, vocalist/guitarist Jen Razavi (The Bombpops) pop/electric artist Gabriella Stella, and the soul chanteuse Shea Diamond.
Hosted by the Gritty ringleader Shiragirl with house bandmates Rainey P, Alex Nicole Windsor, and special guest Ariel Bellvalaire. At the top of the month, Gritty In Pink announced Nikki Stringfield as their Bandmate of the Month, who will be making an appearance on the Holiday special. In the December issue, The Iron Maidens and Heaven Below guitarist talks about making the transition from being in a band to a solo artist, “I’ve actually learned so much from Heaven Below that I carry over to my solo project… everything from creating merch, recording, writing. Since everything in the music industry is constantly evolving I feel like you’re always learning something new.”
Shira Yevin, frontwoman of Shiragirl and Gritty In Pink founder says, “We are so stoked to celebrate a monumental year for Gritty, with our second annual Holiday Special. This year, we proudly created a marketplace and network for women in the music industry, got accepted into the Long Beach Accelerator and gained our first investors, hit 1 Million IG impressions, held our first post-quarantine event as well as 16 livestreams with 10,000+ live viewers- there is a lot to celebrate! We are also so happy to continually support Charity Bomb, as mental health is more important than ever throughout the holiday season.”
Gritty In Pink has had an amazing year, hosting 16 virtual live events, raising thousands of dollars for charities such as Sweet Relief, Keep A Breast, The LA LGBTQ Center, excursioning around the states on their sophomore summer virtual tour and announcing the beta launch of their network marketplace INPINK. Gritty in Pink is a new platform to empower women in music through performance, partnerships, and networking opportunities. Founder Shira Yevin has a legendary history of breaking down barriers and carving out a space for women, as the creator of the Vans Warped Tour Shiragirl Stage, which featured 300+ female musicians, including Joan Jett and Paramore. Gritty in Pink continues the legacy of providing a community and a platform for female voices in a male-dominated industry, having showcased 200+ artists with a collective following of 5 million on Instagram and 13 million on Tiktok.
Charity Bomb is an unconventional, solutions-based 501c3 that aims to reverse the trends of mental illness and its symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and suicide, among our youth. We aim to achieve this by creating an exciting and engaging social and emotional learning educational platform that integrates methods of curriculum (scientifically, proven to be effective) into these activities. Follow @charitybomborg on Instagram, and visit their website for more info.