Tomi Afolabi and Rachel Karmel

Tomi Afolabi and Rachel Karmel

Tomi Afolabi is a 23 year old Maryland native currently residing in Brooklyn. She earned a B.S. in Music Merchandising at Hofstra University while also training in vocal jazz and singing in an a cappella group. After graduating, Tomi took a break from performance life to focus on her job in the music department at MTV (Yes, it exists). She’s an aspiring DJ, yogi, and professional food taster. Follow her @tomifeyyy.

Indie, jazz, pop, singer/ songwriter Rachel Karmel has been singing and playing music for just about 10 years. Rachel studied at Hofstra University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Music Education with a focus in Jazz. She challenges herself to master the runs and styles of voices from today like Ariana Grande and Tori Kelly, but also the voices of the past like Julie London and Rosemary Clooney. After she graduated, she decided that she’d like to spend her time writing and creating music, as well as teaching privately. Look out for her first EP release coming this Spring.