ASUCI presents the 8th Annual Soulstice Talent Competition!
March 7, 2019 | Doors Open 6:30pm | Bren Events Center
Soulstice is UC Irvine’s largest annual premiere talent competition which aims to bring the unique talents of UCI undergraduate students to the forefront. With talent acts including solo/duet, acapella, bands, and dancers, student performers get the opportunity to showcase their talents on a professional stage in front of thousands of their peers. Alongside the talent, the grand production is hosted by UCI’s infamous comedy troupe, Soulstice League, who bring comic relief and humor to the show. Bringing in audiences of 3500+ students, celebrity judges, alumni, faculty, and community members, the Soulstice Talent Competition is arguably the most exciting event at UCI.
TICKETS AVAILABLE: February 8th - March 7st
Online: Students $15* | General $20*
*Does not include online service fees
Buy online at the Bren Events Center Website.
AJ Rafael is a singer/songwriter from Riverside, CA. AJ has 870,000+ subscribers on YouTube, & 400,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify. AJ released his first album in 2011, Red Roses, debuting at #5 on iTunes Pop Charts. AJ has traveled all around the world sharing his music, including Australia, Canada, and the Philippines. AJ is an advocate for the Asian American community and was recently named a Filipino American Game Changer by the City of LA.
Actress, dancer Sabrina Bryan is best known for starring role as one Disney Channel's most beloved characters in The Cheetah Girls successful movie franchise, a member of the multi-platinum recording act The Cheetah Girls and a fan-favorite competitor on two seasons of ABC's Dancing with The Stars. When she is not working in front of the camera or on the performing on a live stage, Sabrina is an advocate for female empowerment. Through her role as a dance coach, mentor and choreographer, Sabrina works with kids ages 8-18, to prepare them for the mental and physical demands of competition, positive self- body image and finding happiness. She was recently awarded the 'Cheer Pros Coach of the Year' for California. Online she can be found on Instagram @Sabrina.Bryan
Erica Klein attended UCI as a dance major. During her sophomore year of school she booked the lead role in Elliot Moss' music video "Without the Lights" which went viral on Facebook receiving over 50 million views. This jump started her career and lead to her booking a lead acting role in the dance movie "All Styles" which forced her to choose between her quickly blooming dance career and her education. A couple months later she dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles. Since then she has performed in the Target Grammys TV commercial “In the Middle” feat. Zedd and choreographed many music videos including Lauv’s "Superhero" and TV shows including Jennifer Lopez's World Of Dance. Her teaching career has taken her India, Mexico, Singapore, Amsterdam, France, Belgium, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Israel, and almost every state in the United States. She also holds a weekly teaching slot at the famous Millennium Dance Complex and TMilly TV.
Pan Pan Gou
I am a second-year drama major, and I absolutely love singing! I have a little singer dream and hope to create more opportunities for myself through this chance :)
Auditioning for Soulstice was very last minute. I saw that applications were due before midnight and filled it out for fun. I didnt know that it would have brought me here performing at Soulstice.
Destinee Foster and Noah Paige
Both me and Noah are freshman at UCI. We auditioned for Soulstice because we saw it as an opportunity to have fun doing what we love. For us, music is a way to bring good energy and connect with those around us!
Rang De Irvine
Rang De Irvine performs a dance called bhangra which is a traditional dance that originated from the Punjab region in India. We are all passionate about keeping this dance form alive and thriving!
West African Dance Group
We are WADG, Which stands for West African Dance Group. We are a group filled with women from different diaspora. We started at UCI in 2008, as a proud sisterhood that embraces our culture, beauty and exudes confidence. Dancing makes us feel empowered and is our gift to ourselves and others.
Level V Origins
Level V Origins is an exhibition dance team that exists to provide the opportunity for those who have never had previous dance experience to explore hip hop dance. Our goal is to develop and hone leadership skills through our shared passion for dance while also expressing our Vietnamese-American identity.
We are an indie rock band from the 626.
2:00AM Wake Up Call and the Night Shift
2:00AM Wake Up Call is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Micah
Rutrough (bass/lead vocals), who has released several albums under the
name since 2017.
The Night Shift, consisting of Danathan Nguyen (lead guitar/backup vocals), Hana Schlosser (rhythm guitar/backup vocals), and Jarrett Mesa (drums), are all alums of Open Jam, UCI's oldest music club.
Although they had all collaborated before on various projects, they formed into supergroup 2:00AM Wake Up Call & The Night Shift specifically to perform for Soulstice.
They share a deep love of music, collaboration, and live performance that brought them together in Open Jam, and later into the dynamic quartet you see before you today.
Andrea Leonor is a third year neurobiology major and an EMT. She auditioned Soulstice to pursue her passion for singing and to be more confident in herself. When not procrastinating on homework or singing at the First aid station, she is often found watching MasterChef and cooking in the kitchen.
We're just some friends who decided that it would be fun to play in Soulstice. We usually play jazz music, so for Soulstice we figured that we'd play music that people would actually like. Our song is an original that has influences from a multitude of genres, so hopefully everyone enjoys it!
Inspired by R&B and gospel music, they are a unique team with voices and abilities as diverse as their backgrounds. Their power lies in that diversity, in that talent, and in that passion for music. Student-run, they strive to create an inclusive space to learn and grow as musicians, as performers, and as people. They’re living the college life—acappella style. They are Uniting Voices.
Andaaz was founded in 2008 as UCI's one and only premiere multicultural fusion a capella team. We have competed and performed around the nation at Berkeley, USC, Boston University, and many other universities. Besides participating in the South Asian community, Andaaz prides itself in its creative and collaborative approach to creating and performing its original arrangements and hopes to spread the message that music is a universal language that connects us all.
Established in 2009, Vermillion Vocalists, also known as VeVo, is a coed a capella group at the University of California, Irvine dedicated to making great music to positively impact their community. Recently they have performed for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and led workshops for the Youth Singers of Orange County.
I am a third-year Literary Journalism major with a deep passion for singing. Performing has always been my biggest source of freedom and I love to share that part of my life with others. Thank you for joining me and please enjoy the show!
Our show would not be possible without the continual support of our UCI Alumni. A big thank you to all of our Alumni supporters throughout the years! We appreciate your Soul!
Are you a UCI Alumni and interested in attending our show? Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
We would love to have you!