The Love Wins Revival – Where Songwriters and Social Action Meet.
Relaunching December 5th, 2020.
Meet our special guest and two-time Grammy-Nominated Songwriter, Elsten Torres!
Songwriters and Soul sharers – perform original acoustic music, share their stories of music being a powerful healing and unifying device. At night’s end Songwriters become Song “LEADERS” and lead the audience (THATS YOU) in “SING ALONG SONGS!” Which is exactly what it sounds like
Doors Open at 7:30, music starts promptly at 8:00pm.
- Emily Sheila, Elsten Torres & Jeff Jacob
1215 Northeast 17th Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Due to our changed world of event viewing, we’re pleased to offer The Love Wins Revival as a “live stream” on Face the Music Foundation’s Facebook page in addition to very limited seating at our live venue, Funk & Flow.
Live Tickets while they last are $15 donation as are virtual tickets.
50% of the proceeds benefit Face the Music Foundation in their mission to battle addiction and mental illness through music.
Emily Shelia’s Biography:
Emily Sheila was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her love for music began at a young age as she started performing in various Miami venues since the age of 13. Through word of mouth and her ever growing fan-base, her name became a staple as one of South Florida’s most talented singer/songwriters. As mentioned in the Miami Herald, Emily Sheila was described as a “mix between Fiona Apple and Adele with a folky twist”.
Since then, Emily has been featured on multiple radio shows and performed on the live television show, “Breakfast Contigo Morning Show” featuring her song “Florida”. In 2014 she was awarded “Artist of the Generation”.
Emily holds a bachelor’s degree of Music, Voice Specialization from Barry University. Her unique style of voice, ukulele, and guitar provides sweet melodies for your ears and heart. She will have you dancing on your toes and her melodies will float through your head for days.
Elsten Torres’s Biography:
Elsten Torres is a 2x GRAMMY nominated and BMI award winning singer-songwriter/musician/producer. Born in Havana, Cuba, raised in New York City and living in Miami, Elsten has a vast domestic and international fan base. An accomplished artist having reached Billboard’s top ten charts over six times including a #1 hit for 5 weeks. He is a leading voice and exponent of the rich South Florida bilingual artistic community. Elsten has performed in stages all over the country and all over the world. He donates his time to charity organizations such as “Musicians On Call” and “One Song & A Beatle” He is currently working on his next project tentatively titled, “Real-Artificial” the follow-up to his 2016 release, “Exitos Acusticos” which was a collection of his biggest hit songs recorded by other internationally known Latin Artists.
Jeff Jacob’s Biography:
Some SAY HE IS A CREATIVE, DOT-CONNECTOR. Building sustainable, diverse teams to facilitate change and do good makes him happy!
The work he’s done with companies such as Delta, Hilton, Mars, Nissan, Bank of America, Sony Records, Arista Records, and Borders developed his leadership skills. The community relations/marketing role he’s held at Borders was a critical time for me when he identified that a franchise could be part of the fabric of a community; by providing resources and engaging programs. Finding unique ways to differentiate my stores was how he became referred to as the “idea generator” by colleagues.
Doing more meaningful work was calling him, and his next role – in dog rescue – led him down the path of wanting to influence change.
He combined experiences of rescue volunteer work– and leading team building programs for Fortune 500 companies led to his role of Director of Operations for Big Dog Ranch Rescue. CHANGING THE EMPLOYEE CULTURE was his first assignment from the board. At the ranch he led a team of 40, grew scheduled volunteer shifts by 60%, managed a 12-acre facility, cared for 300 dogs, and worked closely with board members. During his tenure, his foundation saved more dogs than any other time in their history.
Eventually, he co-founded a nonprofit, which combined dog rescue with addiction recovery. Here he incorporated the care of animals and facility into the daily recovery routine of young men hoping to make positive change in their life. Once that program was thriving, he was determined to transition into a role helping people directly. Now, at Face the Music Foundation, he is doing just that. Community relations, board development, fund-raising, strategic planning, project management and grant writing, using music to “do good.” Face the Music’s community programs have expanded beyond S. Florida to Nashville, Knoxville and Austin Texas in 2020, and with that growth comes tremendous opportunity to reach/help more people. Music truly is a bridge builder and a healer.
Music and songwriting are a big part of his life, and nurture him in AND outside of work. He still consults as part of a team working with companies looking to implement a workplace culture of innovation and collaboration.