A student of the three Kings (Albert, BB and Freddie) and Keith Richards with touches of Jeff Buckley and Tom Petty.
Named one of Total Guitar's: Top 10 Best New Guitarists in 2018 two years after being named one of Yahoo! Music’s “Top Ten Best New Artist,” Australia’s roots rock artist, Hamish Anderson is teeing up his new album, Out of My Head, for 2019. Hamish released his critically acclaimed debut album, Trouble in 2016 (“Trouble”, still appears on Spotify’s Official Blues & Roots Rock Playlist from April 2016). His single, “U” was featured on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic (2017) and was profiled on NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation along with the entire album, Trouble (2018). In 2018, his first single from Out of My Head, “No Good” was added to Spotify’s Nu-Blue Spotify Playlist.
His recent single, “Breaking Down”, was released on All Things Go where they stated: "the young artist clearly knows the path from nostalgia to the future.” He will be appearing at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN in May 2019, opening for Gary Clark Jr in Australia and touring Europe in late September 2019. Hamish’s second album, entitled Out of My Head, will release mid 2019.
"Top 10 Best New Artists of 2016" -YAHOO! MUSIC
"Gripping, dynamic..." - RELIX.COM
“Unbeatable Hendrix-like articulation.” – EXAMINER.COM
"Australian guitar phenom.” – GUITARWORLD.COM
“Adrenaline-charged blues explosion” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER
"Australian Hamish Anderson is being hailed in many corners as 'the next big thing' in blues-rock. Let’s just say that his debut is an auspicious beginning... Watch out for him.” - ELMORE MAGAZINE
RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS
Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul.
Uplifting Motown-channeling anthems. Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing these classic sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh new modern sheen.
"Listening to Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics is both entertaining and compelling — because they’ve gone after the root of the thing, in their own way, while living in a place that’s got a built-in connection to soul." -THE BITTER SOUTHERNER
“My Dear” has the groove, the charm and the lyrics powerful enough to make you stand up and take notice. Lee Fields himself even wrote that it was “awesome” on their Facebook page and who am I to disagree?" -OKAYPLAYER
"Honestly, the Soulphonics have brought me to tears as well. Sometimes I’ll be watching them play a show, and I’ll be getting into it, you know, letting the music take the lead, and soon enough the crowd dissolves to the background as I’m absorbed deeper and deeper by this stirring, robust, interweaving vibe they’re pouring out there, and I just get a little overwhelmed. I’ve been transported somewhere else, somewhere that makes me smile and cry and feel utterly amazing." -STOMP AND STAMMER
One part Donna Summer mixed with one part Alice Smith.
Jessica Childress is an LA-based singer/songwriter. She is reminiscent of the golden age of classic soul, with an enormous voice that combines traditional R&B with a rock n' roll energy. Following her national music debut on Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice, she released a self-written and produced EP called "Don't Forget My Name."
Since then, she has headlined stages from coast to coast, supporting national acts including Gavin DeGraw, Fitz and the Tantrums, Patti Labelle and Family Stone. She’s performed at major festivals including Bottlerock Napa in 2017 as well as previous festivals like SXSW, Sunset Strip Music Festival and Long Beach New Years Eve. In 2015, she toured as a featured artist/vocalist with fellow soul singer Allen Stone’s national tour supporting his recent release Radius.
In 2016, she transitioned into opening for Allen on his west coast dates, as well as Charles Bradley. Jessica developed her debut album with producer Callum Connor (Anderson .Paak producer/DJ), producer/drummer Alex Elena (Alice Smith, Citizen Cope) and producer/guitarist Topher Mohr (Mayer Hawthorne).
The first single, “Far Away”, was released on SoulTracks.com and debuted on Apple Music (#2) and iTunes R&B Hot Tracks. Additionally, her latest EP of remixes of “Far Away”, were remixed by various DJs including DJ A1 (Erykah Badu), DJ Callum Connor (Anderson .Paak), DJ Val Fleury (Gavin Turek), DJ Dom Beets (Casey Veggies) premiered in May 2017 exclusively on Essence with support from DJ Valida at KCRW. Her second single, “Starting Today”, also received support from KCRW and the accompanying video premiered on Atwood Magazine. Her third single, Waves, released with an exclusive stream on RnBMagazine.com. Her debut album, DAYS, dropped in 2018. Hallmark immediately championed her releases and featured them in several of their on-air movies, including: A Summer to Remember, One Winter Weekend, Ex Wife Killer, and One Winter Proposal. Jessica also had several tracks featured in the indie-release film, Princess of the Row.
"Take one-part Chaka Khan, one-part Donna Summer, add a splash of Andreya Triana, and you’ll have an eclectic soul singer with a voice touched by angels." - Soulbounce.com
Fiona Silver is a pixie-sized powerhouse, born and bred in NYC, with a take no prisoners punk ethic. Silver’s songs unfold like grainy film noir vignettes strewn with anachronistic stylistic signifiers, captivating narratives, and raw emotionality. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer calls her debut album Little Thunder. Fiona’s album comes from a swirling storm within—it’s a masterstroke that is both vulnerable and badass.
Black Book calls her music “gritty and sexual”. During one of her live performances, Galore Magazine said “this kick ass girl has a Presence, with a capital P." Paste Magazine states, "femme fatale, an heiress apparent to Amy Winehouse... or a modern day chanteuse given her spit and sass, Fiona Silver clearly demands immediate attention." Legendary Rock N Roll DJ Rodney Bingenheimer (who broke bands like Joan Jett and the Ramones) premiered Fiona Silver’s songs on KROQ, stating the music was “beyond amazing” and continues to spin her debut album Little Thunder now on Sirius XM. Fiona also has the added distinction of being endorsed by Telefunken Microphones, Reverend Guitars & Luna Guitars.
Known largely for her powerful voice and soulful twist on gritty rock ‘n roll, Huffington Post calls her “a force to be reckoned with.” Silver melds and bends genres together to create her own sound, capturing both raw power and vulnerability. Culture Collide says, “it is her fearless experimentation with all sorts of genres that we find so cool.” Word of Fiona Silver stretched across the pond to the U.K. where Phoenix Magazine named her a “female pioneer smashing glass ceilings… torching patriarchal rock”.
After spending the last year touring North America with Gary Clark Jr., sharing the stage with Carlos Santana, and making her first foray into the U.K., Silver came back to New York to create her next work of art, an EP entitled “Hostage of Love.”
Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. She is best known for penning culturally resonant, female-empowerment anthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants” and Meredith Brooks’ smash, “Bitch.” Shelly’s songs have appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows including “What Women Want,” “The Blind Side,” “Music Of The Heart,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “30 Rock,” “Glee,” “Smash” and many more.
Shelly earned a GRAMMY Nomination for the audio version of "Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter," a humorous pop culture memoir about her journey from young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to writing hits of her own.
Now the #1 songwriter is venturing into uncharted territory and making an album of her own. The first single “Bitch 2.0” (produced by Eve Nelson), is a cinematic re-interpretation of the GRAMMY Award winning pop song first brought to light in 1997 by Meredith Brooks. The album will also include a handful of Shelly's other recognizable chart-toppers as well as some personal favorites that you'll get to hear for the first time. She hopes you’ll enjoy the album as much as she enjoyed finally making it.
While pursuing his desire to inspire, CJ Ray brings forth his collection of lyric-centered rock, pop, and contemporary music. Inspired by the sounds of Train, Gavin DeGraw, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, and Jason Mraz, CJ Ray combines hooks with intelligent lyrics of hope, contentment, love, and forgiveness into each and every one of his songs.
Raised as, ‘Chris O’Brien’ in a suburb north of Chicago, he started playing music at a young age in church. Chris set off to build and grow a successful business to support his growing family; so his priorities shifted; however Chris never lost sight of his passion: “I carried a handheld recorder with me at all times, and whenever a melody entered my life I would hit record.” After years of building businesses, Chris kept coming back to his first passion -- music.
Now, known as CJ Ray, this Nevada-based, singer/songwriter has more time to focus on his music and strives to share his songs of hope, grace, and other emotional subjects of the heart, mind, and soul. CJ Ray hopes to move listeners by instilling a message of joy and peace through his music. CJ Ray is releasing his new song “Words” in a new movie “High Strung Free Dance” which debuted in October 2019 and plans to follow up with more singles and a full length album by the end of the year.
Expect more in 2020, as CJ Ray is already in the studio writing and producing with legendary producers. Stay tuned!
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