ARTIST'S PROFILE GALLERY
Steve Costello is a hard-hitting original rock songs driven by classic guitar licks and heavy riffs are what Steve Costello has always strived for. And in the years since playing the Northern Ontario bar circuit at the age of 13, he has more than adequately proven his ability to rock with the best of them. Now 22, has been doing what he loves best: entertaining.
"This young man rocks out hard like musicians did back in the '70s with raw energy and 21st century drive" - Gerg Anidem, Indie Scene Radio
3 Parts Dead
3 PARTS DEAD plays rock n' roll with all the subtlety of an atomic bomb. Their brand of fast driving hard drinking rock pummels the senses, taking you on a ride you won't soon forget. And no, they're not going to call you the next day.
The snarling melodies of singer/guitarist Mike Patton are positively dripping with attitude, matched by the raunchy playing of lead guitarist Mike "Fitz" Fitzback. That already toxic combination is held together by the earth shaking riffing of bassist JC, and the thunderously hard hitting Ramon Miquilena behind the kit. The overall effect manages to be heavy yet melodic, compelling you to sing along even as it smashes into your face! For real fans of Rock 'n Roll...we know you'll love it!
AWARD WINNING Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Lois Greco!
"Music has always been an important part of my life. As far back as I can remember my brother Earl and I were exposed to all kinds of music". Although her music is very bluesy, she likes to draw from other influences including R&B, Gospel, Funk, Rock and Jazz.
Mick James is a noted song writer, producer/engineer, musician and actor. Micky’s haunting, enchanting melodies have added an extra element of suspense to the show’s illusion for all 6 Mind Freak seasons. Micky has also created music from 2009 to present for the Criss Angel/Cirque Du Soleil Vegas show "Believe". Micky owns his own studio called Freedom of Speech Recording Studio located in New York, where he currently records and produces. Micky has designed his own signature series of guitars & basses, for Carparelli Guitars, named the "Levitation 7" (shown in the pic) that produce a certain unique sound for guitarists who are seeking something a little different. The guitars he designs are also very visually distinctive from any other guitars now on the market.
Currently, Micky has a full plate set for 2014, including the release of a solo cd "Mick James id Dead" and the development of a feature movie. He has also just been signed on with InTroubleZone Productions as executive musical production director.
THE BALLROOM THIEVES
The Ballroom Thieves broke into the Boston scene with a five-song, foot-stomping EP entitled The Devil & The Deep. Since their debut release the trio has captivated audiences with their unique instrumentation and dazzling three-part vocal harmonies. In the span of just one year they have performed at over 50 colleges nationwide, shared the stage with established acts such as Dispatch, The Lone Bellow, Little Green Cars, and Houndmouth, and played to sold-out crowds at the The Sinclair, Great Scott and the historic Club Passim in Cambridge, MA.
They consistently deliver inspiring live performances highlighted by the group's infectious passion and raw energy, which are unrivaled in the local acoustic music scene. The sonic diversity of their growing repertoire allows the band to entrance an intimate listening room one night and entertain a large festival crowd the next.
Singer/Song Writer/Guitarist, Jodee Frawlee, is recognized as one of Boston’s premier vocal and guitar talents. In 2010 she was chosen from hundreds of applicants throughout the US and Canada and placed as a top 10 finalist in Guitar Player Magazines “Guitar Player Superstar 2010”. Jodee has performed live with Steve Vai and was the recipient of the “Boston’s Best Guitarist” award. She has performed in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Nashville, TN and has appeared on CNN news, Fox TV as well as other national TV stations. Jodee is currently endorsed by GHS strings.The outstanding chemistry of Starr Faithfull yields exquisite songwriting with a lush dynamic range.
The group teamed with producer extraordinaire Anthony Resta (Collective Soul, Megadeth, Duran Duran) which produced state of the art tracks with a distinctly fresh and exciting sound. The band has had, an incredible, six song placements on national television shows including ABC’s ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’, with their songs ‘Revolveround’, ‘So Much Better” and “Funny HaHa”.
WEBSITE: Jodee Frawlee
Jeff Thomas from Boston, Mass is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (bass, guitar & drums) and a recording artist. Jeff’s career has taken him from night clubs in Boston to Recording Sessions, Concerts and TV appearances in Los Angeles, Hawaii and Japan (including the prestigious Tokyo Music Festival).
He has released two of his own albums, and Toured Europe and the US performing
with Deanna Bogart (Washington DC’s First Lady of Song). Jeff has shared the stage with Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Al Cooper (Blood Sweat & Tears), Bobby Keys (The Rolling Stones), Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), Ziggy Modeliste (The Meters), The James Montgomery Blues Band, as well as members of Santana, Jeff Beck Group, The Jacksons, Dizzy Gillespie,
Paul McCartney & Wings, Bob Dylan and his Rolling Thunder Review, Vanilla
Fudge, The Joe Perry Project, The Knack, and many more.
Kismet Ryding's first single Hangin' was released a year ago and was the biggest seller in Hmv Grimsby for the first week, out selling Noel Gallgher and Coldplay songs released the same week.
A video for their song, "Hangin' ", can be viewed on youtube which was a collaboration of local young talented web designers/film makers and filmed in a disused fish factory on Grimsby docks, which the band used as a smelly rehearsal room. You can see a real connection with these guys and its obvious that they love what they do. I see a lot of unsigned indie bands and a lot of them are so similar that they just blend into one and I can't seem to remember particular band's performances but these guys have some great songs and I can really see them doing well, with all the “Kismet Ryding” T-shirts and a performance like that, I wouldn't be surprised if they made it!
MEMBERS: Mike Freeman - Frontman/Lead vocal, Tom Humphreys - Bass/Backing vocals, Josh Humphreys - Lead Guitar/Backing vocals and Jazz White - Drums
WEBSITE: KISMET RYDING
Africa, the island vibes of the Caribbean, New York City's concrete jungle and shake it like a Molotov Cocktail? Welcome to the world of SHEBA™; a feisty, dynamic singer/rhymer/songwriter/producer ready to explode your ipod with hot beats, clever, provocative lyrics, wicked flow, melodic catchy hooks and a diva-worthy four octave range. In late 2008, Sheba formed an independent label, (S)onic Dynasty around the buzz from what turned out to be her first Single, a song which unexpectedly took off from a youtube post. A year and a half later, that one song has traveled the world.
Sheba is armed with new music that promises to win her many new fans to swiftly gravitate to the hot beat of the Dancehall/Electro/Pop and relate to the clever anti-violence message of the song, a timely social commentary inspired by her time spent living on the island of Jamaica.
Coming from Chesterfield, MA, Jacob Lentner and his brother Joesph have been playing music in their living room for 6 years. They live in the sticks in a town of about 1000, so making their name big in the music industry has been quite a challenge. LENTNER have already made they're name known around Western MA, Northern CT, and the Worcester, MA area. The band's influences range from alternative, modern rock and metal to classical and blues. Jacob, Joseph and Cortland love to play, and dream about the day when they can make it their career and lives.
UME Reviews: “There are a few bands out there that are actually better than the hype, and Austin’s Ume is one of them… as long as bands like Ume exist, I’m going to scoff every single time some publicist tells me about some mope-core band that’s “killing it.” - Antiquiet
“Ume’s Lauren Langner Larson - a diminutive blonde rocking opposite her bass-playing husband, Eric - may be the most promising female voice to smack the indie rock world in years.” - Independent Weekly
Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Charlie's new CD, TUESDAY is his best work to date, featuring A song that was written but never released by longtime friend, The late Brad Delp, powerhouse vocalist for the legendary bandBOSTON. “Brad and I were judging a songwriting contest for friend and afterward we sat in his car and he played me a song he was working on. I instantly loved it, as it reminded me of The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’. Producer Anthony J. Resta worked with a raw guitar and vocal I recorded and really brought it to life.” Charlie is excited to be performing solo again. “It really gives me a chance to play more songs from my catalog – I’ve missed that.”
Leaving Eden has shared the stage, festivals and rallies with over 80 of the world’s biggest bands and artists, including Black Sabbath, Korn, Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Paparoach, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash, ZZ Top and more.
Fronted by distinctive female vocalist, Carole Gynan, their new album Between Heaven & Hell is a brilliant fusion of heavy rock, pop and acoustic tracks and features "Mick James" (Chris Angle's Mind Freak). The album was produced by the legendary, London-based producer, Stuart Epps (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles), and features Mick James (Criss Angel Mindfreak). Based in Boston, Massachusetts, they have performed live in over 100 cities across the USA, and overseas in Aruba, London, Wales, Bristol and Stratford Upon Avon. Their previous album, Tied & Bound, has sold thousands of copies worldwide.
Beatie Wolfe - This is what I believe: "I write passionate music from the heart, there isn't any filter. I am not trying to be too clever with my songs but tell them as honestly as possible. For me honesty and simplicity are important, I use strong imagery and twists because like life, stories have twists (and my songs are stories). I'm fascinated by the poetry of human relationships which makes my songwriting passionate, emotional and very intimate. I really have to feel and believe in what I'm writing and singing about. I choose songs rather than poems or prose because of the immediate and direct effect sound has on the listener. I believe music has a special power to connect with people at the deepest level and transport the words to a place they might otherwise not reach."
"Beatie's beautiful melodies envelop the listener in wild stories of love and lust, as she delicately describes the poetry and tragedy of relationships. It won't be long before she's selling out the Royal Albert Hall" - GQ
LOVE & OPIUM
Love & Opium Possessing a rare combination of heavy metal grooves, melodic choruses and powerful lyrics, captivate audiences with arena-ready stage presence and energy infused live performances. Emerging from their home base of New Bedford, MA, centrally located between Boston and Hartford, CT, the group is comprised of four members each having a lifetime of involvement and commitment to the New England and National music scenes. Their song, "Die Alone", was used in the Motion Picture "UNDERGROUND" which debuted at Lowes theater in Boston.
Danielle Miraglia (murr-Ä L e a) comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica. Her tunes range from heart-felt to socially conscious and will move both your heart and hips. After graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, she put her writing skills, originally intended for novels, towards songwriting and began performing at open mike nights in the Boston area. This set in motion what would become a full-time career in music. Danielle's latest release “Box of Troubles” a bare-bones expression of all these attributes, explores the highs and lows that life has to offer and has already received rave reviews.
"Box of Troubles" (released in 2011) combines Danielle's blues edge with great songwriting and highlights this better than any of her previous releases. "She’s a very talented blues woman who doesn't hide behind a huge band and is definitely front and center with her in-your-face attitude. Combine that with her hot acoustic slide guitar and a voice with a Janis Joplin edge and you've got some great tunes that even a hardcore Robert Johnson fans will love!
Whenever Boston’s delinquent nephew Worcester comes up in conversation, we can’t help but form the mental image of some sort of devastated city-scape straight out of an arcade beat-em-up, ala Final Fight or Streets of Rage, where everyone just goes around supplexing each other and eating chicken legs off the ground. While this is likely untrue, and undoubtedly insulting, SynthRock heros Herra Terra aren’t really helping things by making the perfect sort of music to spin-kick by.
Members: John Tonelli - Vocals/Keys, Gregg Kusumah-Atmadja - Guitar/Keys, Adrian Bettencourt Andrade - Bass/Keys and Shawn Pelkey - Drums
Johnny has sang and played guitar in all of the famous nightclubs in greater Boston with many Rock & Roll legends, producing and releasing a dozen records. Local airplay and intense record company interest led to a hit song in England and work with legendary producer, Jimmy Miller [Rolling Stones, Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith with Eric Clapton, Traffic with Steve Winwood, Motorhead, Bonnie and Delaney with Eric Clapton.]
Johnny's latest CD, released in 2010, JOHNNY BARNES & THE THIN BLUES LINE-The Willie Dixon Tribute with Boston's legendary musical giants. This is the ultimate merger of Dixon's classical blues hits, the arrangements of the British Invaders, and Johnny's solid digital production. A million young musicians cut their teeth on these songs. Currently, Johnny plays out in clubs quite a bit throughout New England with his backing band called The NightCrawlers.
Baker thomas band
Beginning on stage at TOAD in Cambridge, MA during a weekly residency in March of 2009, Baker Thomas Band has always been an eclectic collection of musicians and good friends getting together to make great music and have a blast. With anywhere from 7 to 10 and even more musicians on stage, the BTB is a wrecking ball of good times and great tunes. Vocal hooks and rock and roll lyrics are backed by one of the sickest bands you'll hear. Horns, violin, mandolin and harmonicas soar over the top, dueling guitars fill up the middle and the bottom is held down by rock solid bass and a thunderous kick drum. The clever and catchy hit songs cover the spectrum of classic rock, funk and groove, with hints of bluegrass and jam band.... so many influences... one big sound.
MEMBERS: Often including, but not limited to...Hugh McGowan - Guitar, Noah Maltsberger - Guitar, Jake Bush - Accordion, Steve Latt - Violin/Mandocaster, Sarah Miller - Vocal, Alan Goodrich - Drums, Tim Lewandowski - Trombone, Randi Bernier - Trumpet, Maureen "PiXi StiX" Mederios, Tom Bianchi - Bass/Vocals
The Wild Waiting
The Wild Waiting is an alternative-pop rock band that has pretty but sometimes gritty vocals, with strong melodic choruses that are backed by heavy and resounding drums with colorful leads and guitar driven groves. The band was formed in September of 2009 after recording their 4 Song Self titled EP with original members Ryan Gavin (Guitar/Vocals), Jacob King (Guitar) and Geoff Bahre (Drums). After Recording, the Band and Geoff Parted ways, Matthew Wiles then joined on Drums, and Josh Howe on Bass. As passionate songwriters and performers the band works hard to deliver emotional and powerful performances with the same fervor and quality found on their records.
the moth lantern
The Moth Lantern are a 4 piece indie rock band from the UK. They encompass the spirit of bands such as Fleetwood Mac with a wide range of songs from gentle acoustic ballads with luscious 4-piece harmonies to rock songs which liken them to The Bends era Radiohead and Pearl Jam. Their debut album 'Light Waves' has just been released and is getting some amazing feedback:
'The Moth Lantern; one of the most interesting and innovative bands of the moment. You won’t believe it until you hear it. but this band – hailing from Lincoln – has the potential to rule the music scene in the near future.' - Unsigned act of the week Gigslutz
"With their music taking in the likes of Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam and The Beach Boys - these music warriors are destined for regal climbs. Light waves is the sound of The Moth Lantern at their very best: filled with sweeping epics, delicious ballads and colourful jams, it is an album (and band) you need in your life." - Musicmusingsandsuch.
THEORY 13 "We think [that for] all who've experienced THEORY 13 live, it's simple", said the group in a joint statement. "We write, play, perform and sing songs from the botton of our souls. We play night after night and one thing is consistent - as soon as we hit the stage, everything changes. The audience just seems to connect with who we are on stage and what we are doing sonically".
The group released their debut, self-titled album in 2013 and was mixed in Miami with Grammy Award winning engineer Robert St. John, captures the live feel of a THOERY 13 concert.
Katrin is a self taught and self made artist. Her music is soulful and powerful, yet she expresses both vulnerability and presense in her performances. She made a start from busking on the Boston streets, all the way to recording with world class musicians such as drummer Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin and John Sebastian. On Katrin's latest release entitled, "Frail to Fearless", in addition to Marotta on drums and her band of longtime friends Scott Tarulli (electric and high strung guitars), John Harrington (acoustic, electric and high strung guitars) and bassist Alison Keslow. The record has a singer-songwriter base, but also a soulfulness that came from her rock, soul and R&B influences. According to Katrin, "I don't consider myself just a singer-songwriter. I always felt a little too edgy for that.'' Frail to Fearless is a consummate project with all-original songs gleaned from Katrin's experience (notably about love's ups and downs) and all of it is rendered with the ultimately positive tone that is her calling card. According to Katrin, "I've always tried to maintain a sense of being positive even if it's a negative situation. I never write end-of-the-world type songs. I always try to find the light at the end of the tunnel.''
Boston rockers, Bigtalkahh with the release of their 2011 debut digital EP: "To Live Again", introduced their unique brand of rock to the world. The band is extremely happy to learn that those Bigtalkahh tracks have been heard on rock & metal radio literally from Boston to Bangkok, and from California to the UK, Germany, Russia, Japan. Bigtalkahh songs from the debut digital EP, the title track, 'To Live Again' and 'In Our Dreams' have both held the Number One slot...the latter for five weeks at #1, on streaming internet radio in the UK.
Bigtalkahh has won Limelight Magazine’s 2012 Readers Poll for Metal Act of the Year, 2013 their song: "Only Human" was also nominated for Song of the Year and they received Best Rock Act for 2014!
FLUX - Glyn, Lee and Ade met at South cheshire college in 1994. Glyn started the band in 1996. Lee and Ade have worked together on several musical ventures over the years. The three reunited in the summer of 2005 to create a new version of FLUX. FLUX are multi-instruMENTALists. Both Lee and Ade are also accomplished guitarists and song writers. Glyn is known to have a bash on drums on occasion. The band share song writing and arrangement duties. A new SINGLE will come in the SUMMER containing the introduction to a batch of some seriously potent, new tunes.
A generation ago, historic rock artists like Alice Cooper, David Bowie, and KISS showed your parents that they were not living in the 50’s or 60’s anymore. These legacy bands incorporated stunning imagery and stage theatrics to elevate the standards of rock performance worldwide. Expertly produced, M!SS CRAZY is bringing the sound of excitement back to hard rock music fans around the world.
Miss Crazy is Hard Rock at it's finest!
Jon McAulliffe's love of ethnic folk music, urban and rural blues and the folk revival of the 1960s influenced him to pick up a guitar for the first time and attempt his own songwriting. One of Jon's earliest attempts at songwriting was overheard in a Detroit folk music club called The Chessmate by a Canadian singer/songwriter named Joan Anderson. She encouraged Jon by telling him, "You stick with that, young man. You've got something there." Ms. Anderson later changed her name to Joni Mitchell and her encouragement has naturally inspired Jon ever since.
In 2009, Jon began recording his first solo album with the help of producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist Seth Connelly. "In This Present Form" was released to in late spring, 2011. Jon's new songs echo the sum total of his musical influences and personal beliefs. Jon was a 2011 Great American Song Contest Finalist and has recently begun work on a new CD with hopes to release by 2014.
the throwdown band
The ThrowDown Band exploded onto the Boston music scene in late 2009, and in a short time they attained the reputation of a band to be reckoned with in the New Blues Era; they are widely regarded as the next big act to come out of Boston.
ThrowDown’s first release, “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie”, was selected as the ‘Best Self-produced CD’ by the Boston Blues Society, and has been submitted to the IBC for inclusion in the 2012 International Blues Competition, in Memphis. An aggressive, take no prisoners, guitar-shredding, soul-screaming approach to music puts them in a hard-to-define, multi-genre rock/electric-blues/rock category. And one thing is for sure: they do not disappoint. From excruciatingly soulful slow jams to hard-hitting, genre-bending rockers, a night with ThrowDown is full of peaks and valleys building to a crescendo that will slam you into a climactic explosion; leaving you dripping with sweat and begging for more!
MEMBERS: Eric Savoie – Vocals, Stan Blues Junior – Guitar, John Peresada - Bass and Skip Fischer - Drums
Sasha began singing and writing at the tender age of 9 while living in South Boston, MA. Her keen sensitivity to the world around her comes through in beautiful melodies and lyrics that touch those who have the pleasure of hearing her perform.
By the time Sasha was 12 years old she had already accumulated a vast amount of original material and was introduced to producer, Ken Hickey, from the Boston band O Positive. Over the following year, she recorded six original tunes on her debut EP, Wednesday Night Sessions, (released in January, 2009). In 2010 Sasha began collaborating with producer Jorge Corante of Los Angeles based Urban Authentic. With Jorge's production and guidance, Sasha earned her first movie song credit in the independent film Adultolescence with her song "Far Away".
Sasha has a soulful sound with a witty pop flair. She can be found performing in local Boston area open mics, music festivals and quite frequently the streets of Boston.
"At just 14, Sasha Yatchenko is still evolving. But for now she has managed to channel a little bit of Edie Brickell, Suzanne Vega, and Norah Jones into her selection of radio-worthy original tunes. Really."-- Boston Globe , 6/4/09.
Sasha has recently been signed as a songwriter to Warner Brothers Records - CONGRATS SASHA!
Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat- a great songwriter, vocalist and blows harp like there's no tomorrow... Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, she began playing harmonica and immersing herself into the Blues in 1987. At the age of 8 she began taking lessons on the accordion which in hindsight might have been what led her to the harmonica at the age of 15. Leaving the lessons behind and being a total ear player she soon got frustrated with the harmonica, only having one harp in the key of G and she gave up after only playing for one year trading it in for a guitar.
The harmonica has brought her to many exotic places and afforded her a wealth of wonderful experiences! So whether it's on a big festival stage fronting her own band, playing an acoustic duo in some cozy little wine bar, singing and playing with a 20 piece orchestra in Dallas TX, touring around Italy, being a side person in someone else's band, giving harmonica lessons on Skype or teaching at Jon Gindick's Jam camps, Cheryl's beloved pocket pal is always close to her side ready for the next musical adventure! Cheryl is endorsed by Hohner and plays Hohner Marine Band harmonicas.
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