Nite Jewel (Funk) is the alias of Ramona Gonzalez, singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Ramona Gonzalez began as Nite Jewel in 2008 as the result of her juggling music with undergraduate studies. She cites artists such as Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey as her musical inspirations. With assistance from her husband, Cole M. Greif-Neill, she created songs on a portable eight-track cassette recorder. She stated that "moments of ecstasy, emotion, and hardship" were her inspiration for those recordings. Gonzalez is the niece of the English soccer commentator Clive Tyldesley, affectionately parodying his commentary style on the song 'Clive'.
Soon after starting her MySpace music page, her song, "Suburbia" was selected to be in Noah Baumbach's film Greenberg. Within a year she was touring European festivals. Her music draws comparison to Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. Nite Jewel describes herself more as "liquid cool" citing English electronic music duo Autechre as a major musical influence.
Oct 10 Robot Festival Bologna. Tickets
Oct 13 Poznan@ Projekt LAB. Tickets
Oct 14 Warsaw@ Milosc. Tickets
Oct 15 Sofia@ Reelfeel, Studio Orpheus. Tickets
Oct 16 Gent@ Democrazy, Kerk
Oct 17 Amsterdam Amsterdam Dance Event, Disco Dolly
Oct 25 Basel@ Kaserne. Tickets
Oct 28 Berlin@ Gretchen. Tickets
Oct 31 Uberjazz Festival Hamburg. Tickets