Live at The Montreaux Presented by We Are The Wave

Event details

Live at The Montreaux Presented by We Are The Wave
w/ Nick Samps, CTUCK, Armand Rashad, Shawn Poe, GIFFTD
Thu, May 9 Show: 9:00 pm (Doors: 8:00 pm )
Thursday, May 9
Doors 8 p.m. | Show 9 p.m.
All Ages
$15; + $3 at door if under 21

Nick Samps

Nick Samps is a rapper, song-writer and studio engineer born in Cleveland, hailing from Maple Heights Ohio. Aiming to put his stamp in the music industry, Samps started rhyming at 8 years old gaining his spot in the studio at only 16 years old. After two decades of ripping the mic, Samps journey to stardom has molded his message to many inside and outside of his community. His experiences and tribulations lead to a shift in his aesthetic, inspiring his name change from Dom AlkaTraz to Nick Samps. Nick’s lyrics act as a mirror for his life creating easy to vibe to music with a dark side that resonates with people who have gone through tumultuous times. After struggling with the tragic loss of his first born, Samps used creating as a therapy for himself while not knowing that during his own spiritual healing, he was helping others overcome in the process. No matter the defeat Samps has remained resilient, inspiring others to be positive and strong even in the face of anxiety.

Armand Rashad

Armand Rashad from Cleveland OH is known for his laidback demeanor over smooth, gritty funk inspired & luxurious production. He cultivates a sense of nostalgia with his albums by pulling from sonics influenced by the 60’s, 70’s & 90’s. He brings you into his world with his eloquent storytelling abilities he coins as “Reality Lifestyle Music”.

His musical journey started at the age of 13 when he began recording demos in a friends basement using nothing but a karaoke machine. That sparked his interests in production and engineering, by the age of 22 he bought his fist studio setup where he recorded in his lackluster closet booth. During this time period he would drop multiple underground projects & move to Miami.

Upon his return to Cleveland he would spend the next years building businesses, His most notable business to date is Connect Studios. His musical journey has led him to work on Emmy nominated projects, travel the U.S & produce & engineer a multitude of household name artist & producers.

In 2022 Armand Rashad would begin releasing music again after a 10 year hiatus of releasing his own projects. In the words of Armand “It’s All About Divine Timing”

Nick Samps
Armand Rashad
Shawn Poe