Birmingham-based Rebecca is a fully independent artist creating original blues/rock music with her co-songwriter Steve Birkett and releasing it on her own label, Mad Hat Records. She and Steve usually play live within a 5-piece band, performing tracks mainly from the stunning album More Sinner Than Saint (2019) and the superb second album Believe(2016), along with new material and one or two classic covers. Rebecca has also released an EP, Real Life (2013), another studio album, Back to The Start (2013) a live album, BeLive (2017) and in 2021 she released Stripped Back, re-presenting ten classic Birkett/Downes tracks along with two new ones, delivered in a laid-back style. Rebecca was voted Female Vocalist and Emerging Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards 2016, Female Blues Vocalist of the Year in the FORM UK Blues Awards 2018 and Best Blues Band in the Black Country Music Awards 2019.
ShanLynn is an electronica producer and composer originally from Texas, now based in Los Angeles. She creates a genre-bending blend of melodic house, deep house, chill-out, dub, and down-tempo, influenced by her early exposure to Detroit techno and Chicago house, discovered during her summer visits to Michigan where her family is from. ShanLynn's unique sound is a combination of her classical music training as a pianist and drummer, her past experiences as a professional dancer, her love of analog synthesizers and drum machines, and incorporating sounds from nature into her productions.
An internationally known DJ, Miss Joy debuted in 2002 at the world-famous Rain Nightclub at Palms Hotel & Casino. City Life Magazine introduced her as Las Vegas' #1 Female DJ. Miss Joy gained national exposure when she performed in a Pepsi Commercial with the world-renowned hip-hop group "The Black-Eyed Peas." There was no doubt about her talents as a DJ and her ability to hold her own in the competitive club scene of Las Vegas after she took 1st place in an all Female DJ Competition and 1st Place in one of the largest DJ competitions in Las Vegas - the $10,000 National Lampoon Tours DJ Battle at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
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Odakai picked up the Trumpet in his school band at age 11, which he played for 8 years, including giving younger musicians lessons until the demands of University pushed music to the side. However, that love of music, and love of sharing it with others, never left. Today Odakai has a unique taste in music varying from classical symphonies, melodic and intricate electronic music, to his recent inspiration from tropical house, tech house and future bass, to even country music.
Treefingers is the stage name for Nick Pike, an electronic indie multi-instrumentalist originally from Blackpool, now living in Warrington. Having played in bands from the age of 13, he found local success with a Blackpool-based band, The Streetlight. He also attended the University of Chester to study Commercial Music Production, before playing guitar for Chester-based singer-songwriter Emma Wells and accompanying her on a UK-wide tour in partnership with Caffe Nero. In recent years he returned to the music production skills he learned at university and set out to produce solo material as Treefingers, culminating in the album 'loss', released in July 2021.
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Samantha Fierke is not only a highly skilled jazz vocalist, but is also pioneering their own distinctive sound in true jazz fashion - a blend of jazz, fusion, world folk music, funk, and more. They studyjazz composition at Berklee College of Music while performing regularly around Boston and their hometown Columbia, MO. Sam has worked with and learned from many big names such as Gretchen Parlato, Jane Monheit, Taylor Eigsti, and Oleta Adams, despite being rather early on in her journey. Their most recent original work, "Mirage," is a full length original album which perfectly captures a new fusion sound and lyrical passion.
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With some minor formal music training during his younger years, Jorge Chacin always found himself with a guitar by his side, picking up knowledge through individual teaching and self-practice. Playing very little guitar during his college years, after graduating Jorge helped form the Miami based band Nine O’Clock with good friends and work colleagues and ended up as their main vocalist and rhythm guitarist. The band wrote several originals and played in the South Beach, Florida area for a couple of years. The guitar took second stage and gathered dust until early 2020. March 2020, at 55 years, Jorge decided to rekindle his interest for the guitar, set up a small recording studio in his home office and began a re-learning and creative process that brought him to the launch of his first solo project. Shades of Strings is a mix of mellow rock, jazz voicings, funk and basic chord melody, with personal lyrical themes layered throughout the songs. To Jorge’s pleasant surprise, the songs transpire (unintentionally) 56 years of musical influences and tastes, from progressive rock to 90s love songs, from the Bee Gees to Gilmore to Rush…