Fri October 27, 2023

GRAMMY©-Nominated Singer Song Writer, Best Known for hit single “PERMISSION.”


Doors: 7:30PM   Show: 8:00PM

Yoshi’s is thrilled to announce the arrival of Ro James, an exceptionally gifted R&B singer-songwriter, for his debut performance in the Bay Area. He will mesmerize the audience with his soulful chart-toppers such as “Permission”, “Burn Slow”, “Last Time”, and “Touchy Feely” from his albums ELDORADO (2016) and MANTIC (2020). Ro James draws inspiration from the iconic PRINCE, and his music has struck a chord with fans worldwide, establishing his unique sound and original style in the music industry and on the airwaves.  Also introducing powerhouse vocalist & social media sensation, Natasha Shayenne as Special Guest.

Presented by Mark Elliott & The A-List Musiq Circle – Your Bay Area’s Who’s Who Entertainment Network

RO JAMES is an American R&B singer. He is best known for his single "Permission", which reached number 37 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He is signed to ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records and released Eldorado, his first album under a major label, in 2016.

Born in Stuttgart, West Germany, James is of Panamanian[1] and African-American[2] descent. Throughout his childhood, James would sing regularly, but never in public.[3] He eventually moved to New York where he was influenced by his aunt Rosie Gaines, a former singer for Prince.[4] His love for the album Purple Rain landed him in a studio at the age of 19.[4] His skills as a songwriter began with the song "Portrait", leading up to a credit on the single "Use Me" by R&B singer Miguel[5] after forming a bond with him on MySpace.[6]

James performed in and around New York with artists such as Luke James and Wynter Gordon. In 2013 he released his first EP, a three-part entitled Coke, Jack and Cadillacs. Each part represented important themes in his life - first love, first drink, first car.[3] The EP featured songs that included "A.D.I.D.A.S." and "Pledge of Allegiance". It also featured Asher Roth on the song "Lisa".[7] James signed with ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2015 and subsequently released "Permission", his first single from a major record label, reaching number 37 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[8] His debut album, Eldorado was released May 27, 2016. It debuted at number 71 on the US Billboard 200[9] and at number eight on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[10] It subsequently earned him his first nomination for Best R&B Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards in February 2017

Natasha Shayenne is a seasoned International Singer/Songwriter who has graced the BIG stage with her mesmerizing performances. She has captivated audiences in Cyprus (2015), Turkey, China (2015-2019), Hong Kong, and Dubai (2020). Currently, she is on an inspiring global expedition, sharing her enchanting melodies with the United States.

Natasha’s singing career is marked by her collaborations with renowned DJs and Sound producers worldwide, which have given birth to her unique sound and compositions. Additionally, she has showcased her vocal prowess in two highly acclaimed Karaoke-video Apps, both of which have garnered top ratings on the App Store & social media platforms.