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GROUND UP SHOWCASE: Liam Slater, Talya Rene, & Kyle Pucciarello - 8PM | $7

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

Uncommon Ground’s GROUND UP SHOWCASE is a monthly event, featuring the very best emerging local talent, hand picked from our weekly open mic competitions!

The May Ground Up Showcase will feature:

Liam Slater, Talya Rene, Kyle Pucciarello



Liam Slater is an up-and-coming country artist from Minneapolis. Liam started performing in 2015 at his college in Appleton, Wisconsin and has been featured in Wisconsin’s Mile of Music. In 2014, Liam’s mother passed away from cancer. His song, “Katherine,” is about her death. Liam’s song “Don’t Wanna See You” has been featured in the new movie And Then There Was Eve, which appeared in the 2017 LA Film Festival. Liam hopes to release his first album later this year.


Talya Rene is a 19 year old songwriter from the Chicagoland area. She is currently at the University of Miami Frost School of Music studying Music Business and Entertainment Industry with a minor in songwriting and contemporary voice. Classically trained from a young age, Talya draws influences from soulful artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Allen Stone. She looks to various genres such as R&B, alternative rock, and pop music for inspiration, but also enjoys exploring other genres like country. Though her stature may be miniature (a mere 4 foot 11 inches to be exact), her voice is anything but small. Talya hopes to be releasing music this summer, and into the fall. 


Kyle Pucciarello is a singer-songwriter from Somerville, New Jersey. Before moving to Chicago in 2017, Kyle performed both solo and with various bands (The Hazy Souls, The Crooked Hearts) in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Connecticut. His main influences are Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, and the great soul and R&B songs from the 60s.