Rising Stars PopLyfe Perform at Yoshi’s San Francisco April 5
By Shelah Moody
Bay Area rising stars PopLyfe, led by the sons of R&B great D’Wayne Wiggins, will headline at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco on Thursday, April 5.
PopLyfe, an eclectic rock and soul band from Oakland, CA, gained international attention and critical acclaim as 2011 contestants on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Propelled by Kehlani Parrish’s ebullient lead vocals, PopLyfe, whose members were all under 18 at the time, won our hearts with their renditions of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions,” Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and “Higher Ground” which they performed with the legendary Stevie Wonder on “America’s Got Talent’s” season finale.
According to their bio, PopLyfe got their start in the living room of keyboardist and musical director Dylan Wiggins. Dylan is the oldest son of legendary artist/producer D'Wayne Wiggins of Tony Toni Tone. Dylan’s younger brother, Jaden Wiggins, plays bass guitar for the group. PopLyfe also features guitarist Dillon Ingram, drummer Denzel Merritt and his cousin Ali-Khan Lochin on the turntables. Check out the kids who rock:
Where: Yoshi’s Nightclub, San Francisco 1330 Fillmore Street
When: 8 p.m. Thursday April 5