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Wednesday February 14

Doors @ 9 pm
Show @ 9:00 PM
Price: $FREE SHOW
This event is 21 and Over
 
 
FREE

 
 

Celebrate Valentine’s day at the Sitzmark with a group dance lesson and a His & Her K2 Ski Giveaway!

6 Sense (6 cents) was formed in Anchorage, Alaska by saxophonist Bill “Kill Bill” Hauser in 2017. Featuring standout lead vocalist Dawn McClain, 6 Sense showcases Alaska’s top Gospel rhythm section of Quinn Bell (guitar), Victor Nichols (keys), Javan King (bass), and Mike Singleton (drums). With a strong background in contemporary gospel, soul, r&b, blues, funk, and jazz, 6 Sense kills every show.

Each sense is represented in the live experience: 1) Hear the skills on display of each musician, 2) the eye candy (Dawn, of course!), 3) Taste, 4) Touch (goosebumps!), 5) Smell (stank funk), that awaken your inner soul (6th sense).

The Name “6 Sense” is not just a play on words (6 Cents); it represents the six band members’ collective talents & abilities as a whole. Everyone in the band reps their original hometowns’ sound, making 6 Sense a soulful gumbo for the soul.

Lead Vocals: Dawn McClain grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and began singing in the church at a very early age. Her gospel roots and countless influences from powerhouse singers of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s have given Dawn the ability to seamlessly bridge the generation gap between these eras. She is an international recording artist, 2015 & 2016 Alaska Hip Hop & R&B Awards Female Vocalist of the Year, Veteran of the United States Air Force, and cancer survivor & advocate for women’s health and cancer awareness

Sax: Raised in Anchorage, Alaska from the age of 3, Bill Hauser began playing the saxophone in grade school, and decided to never stop. After graduating from Indiana University, Bill moved to Atlanta, where he sat in at local jam sessions, eventually picking up a touring gig as member of the Platinum Soul Band with the Universoul Circus. Bill then moved to NYC, where he became a fixture on the village r&b scene, working and performing with some of the best-known musicians on the scene. In 2017, Bill joined the B.B. King’s All-Stars Band, touring the Caribbean and Central America aboard Holland America cruise line. Now back in Alaska, Bill has been recording for and working with various out-of-state producers, and is in the preliminary stages of recording his debut album. He has opened for Al B. Sure!, Peter White & Euge Groove (VIP pre-show), and on 7/7/17 opening for Gerald Albright & Regina Belle.

Keys: Victor Nichols is a native of Newport News, VA. He is a classically trained pianist & multi-instrumentalist. After high school he began to perform extensively throughout the east coast as a bandleader, sideman & session musician. He currently serves as a pianist & vocalist in the U.S. Army

Guitar: Shiquinn A. Bell is a studio session guitarist, performer, composer, writer, and music director for various churches and bands. Shiquinn has had the pleasure and opportunity of working with various artist of today’s music industry. He gives all praises and thanks to God for his gift and many accomplishments.

Shiquinn has worked with either on stage or in the studio, such artist as Doug Wimbish (Bassist-Living Colour Band), David and Tamela Mann (gospel recording artist and Tyler Perry Acting cast) Bishop J.D Means (gospel artist) Le’ Andria Johnson (Grammy Award Winner and BET’s Sunday’s Best season three winner), The Gospel Disciples (Holly Hill,SC), Victory and Deliverance( Anchorage,Alaska) A.K S.O.U.L (Anchorage, Ak) Don Pelzer ( Don Perieon Productions) Gospel Recording Artist Jonathan Simmons & NameSake. Shiquinn is the current working and session guitarist for Fabrice Clerger (a.k.a Breeze the Voice-Gospel/ Soul artist). He is currently in the studio working on Fabrice Clergers’ new album entitled “I Do” which is proposed to be released in 2017.

Shiquinn’s style of guitar playing includes Gospel, RnB, Blues, Smooth Jazz, Neo Soul, Fusion, Pop along with Rock and Blues Rock influences.

Shiquinn’s favorite guitarist and major influences in his playing are John “Jubu” Smith, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, B.B King, Paul Jackson Jr., Alton Hollis, Wes Montgomery, Andy Wood, Tom Quayle, Charles “Spanky” Alford, Isaiah Sharkey, Kerry Too Smooth Marshall, Erick Walls, Kevin Wilson, Jonathan Dubose Jr., Brent Mason, and last but not least his uncle Calvin H. Bell who is a phenomenal Gospel and Jazz guitarist. 

Bass: Javan King grew up in Virginia, and got started playing the drums in the church at a very early age. Coming from a musically inclined family with backgrounds in all genres of music, Javan naturally started to play other instruments (organ and keyboard) and fell in love with music fast. After military service Javan started at Full Sail University where he studied sound engineering, and also began playing the bass. Javan has played for many amateur gospel artists, and filled in on bass for Sunday’s Best Winner Crystal Aiken.

Drums: Michael Singleton III was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on September 17, 1994. His passion for music was extremely evident, as his family noticed, his profound talent for playing the drums at age five. Immediately invested, his parents afforded him the opportunity to receive his own drum set. Because his father was a Chef in the United States Army, moving around was inevitable. Eventually the Singletons were able to settle down in Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson, Alaska.

While in Alaska, his family became very involved at their church in Anchorage, where Michael was mentored by the musicians in the Anchorage area. After years of practice, Michael finally began to develop his niche for drums.

During his teenage years he began to become more widely known in the Anchorage area, and was able to open up for artists such as Leandria Johnson, Toby Mac, Karen Clark-Sheard, Black Violin, Kelly Price etc., and began to dip his fingers into other instruments (i.e, keyboard, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar), and music production.

As he is pursuing his Associates degree in Business, at Penn Foster College,and planning his future with his fiancé, Michael remains zelous and tenacious in furthering his music career. With inspirations like
Calvin Rodgers, Billy Powell, CJ Alexander; and mentors like Chris Sinkler and Bruce Briggs, Michael gives out drum lessons, and plays for R&B, Reggae, Christian rap and Christian worship groups in Anchorage. As this is only the start for Michael, he is working to establish connections and build a resume outside of Alaska, so he can build the music career he has always dreamed of.