Ashling Cole is scheduled to perform the National Anthem and Lucia Comnes is set to perform America the Beautiful prior to Sunday's game between the Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.
Ashling Cole is one of the most dynamic vocalists the Bay Area has to offer. Her soaring voice and unparalleled professionalism make her a first-call talent in the arena of Funk, R&B and Gospel. In 2010, Ashling was invited by legendary bassist, Larry Graham, to join Graham Central Station and is featured on their newly released album "Raise Up."
A San Francisco native, Ashling knew she wanted to be a singer since age 6. As a child, she enrolled in SF Girls Chorus and later joined the American Conservatory Theater, where she gained her classical training. Ashling has performed alongside many of the industry's greatest artists, including Prince, Sheila E, Carlos Santana, Patty Austin, Jeffrey Osbourne, Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins, and The Rolling Stones.
She continues to tour internationally with Graham Central Station, as well as performing locally.
Lucia Comnes is an American singer, songwriter, violinist/fiddler & guitarist with a singular voice releasing acoustic music set in an atmospheric, captivating landscape.
A San Francisco native with a rich background in performance, travel, and ethnomusicology, her focus has been Irish/Celtic, Balkan/Eastern European, and American folk music.
She has produced hundreds of concerts, three full-length albums, three music videos and a myriad of unique collaborations with musicians, dancers and actors both in the Bay Area and internationally. Lucia's extensive travels rich in musical exchange and research inspired her to form a band that could bring these vibrant traditions to new audiences.