This New Jersey pop and soul artist has a touch of the Amy Winehouse about her sassy, semi-jazzy vocal stylings. “For one night won’t be myself, for one night I’ll never tell — for one night I’ll be bad, ’cause one night that’s all we have,” she cheekily plots on the songs “One Night.” Elsewhere, on a cover of Sabrina Claudio’s “Problem With You,” her voice is sultry, sweet and understated. She pulls out names like Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani on the “influences” section of her Facebook page, and No Doubt (pun intended) there’s a pop princess in there somewhere. But the vibe Rich is giving off right now is that of a chanteuse, which is way cooler. She’s performing as part of the Hotel Cafe’s Writer’s Block series.
Gigi Rich plays at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4 at Hotel Cafe.