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Mikalyn is a unique artist, old soul and world weary and yet so young and fresh. She comes at every song with a deep sense of herself as an artist with an alternative view of what is cool and classic in the same breath. Her haunting voice and melodies and harmonies are instinctive and Mikalyn operates at a speed and capacity at a level much beyond her young age. Mikalyn combines this natural ability with relentless learning and is constantly seeking to collaborate and study from the best. Already a seasoned performer, she spends weekend jamming at open mics accompanying herself on the keys doing originals and covers ranging from Radiohead to Cohen.
The result is an eclectic group of songs that seems to pull as much from pop rock traditions like The Killers as they do from indie bands like Two Door Cinema Club and Modest Mouse. Songs like “Rainmaker” retain infectious melodies while simmering with big rock bombast. In an era of convergence between indie rock and pop music, White Label Analog is the daring alliance between the two. Call it indie rock for the poptimist generation.
White Label Analog is not worried about trying to fit in to any genre labels or follow any trends in music. “Trying to copy or chase what's already happening is like chasing a moving target,” Didear says. “We just want to create honest music that is fun, engaging, but still has a little attitude.”
Kris Angelis has been living musically her whole life. “My mom says I’ve been singing since before I could talk. I would sing melodies when I didn’t actually know words.” Growing up on a farm in Florida, Angelis spent her childhood playing, running around the farm, and making up songs with her twin sister. They composed their first song at the age of three -- and it lives on now, interwoven into one of Kris’s more recent works.
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MEGAN KNIGHT IS A SOULFUL AND IMPASSIONED SINGER-SONGWRITER. HER BOLD VOCALS COUPLED WITH AN INNOCENT TWANG, DELIVERS A RIGHTEOUS PERFORMANCE FROM THIS YOUNG ARTIST, THAT STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD.
KNIGHT’S UNIQUE POINT-OF-VIEW, INNOVATION AND APPROACH TO MUSIC, RADIATES THROUGH TO HER SONGWRITING. MEGAN'S INTONATION IS A PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN MODERN AND CLASSIC SOUNDS THAT PULLS INSPIRATION FROM MANY DIFFERENT GENRES.
The Ferreira siblings spent there whole childhood travelling between Toronto Canada, and Small town Portugal where their heritage and much of their family still lived. Through being divided between Canadian, indoor boredom, and European culture, the common thread that was present on both sides of the globe, was the influence of the music that they were exposed to.
The household was soon filled with a drum set, a keyboard, and some traditional portuguese guitars. As quite common, the kids grew apart, Bela, recording piano based song ideas, keeping to herself, performing wherever she could . From various new york city open mics to touring in Canada.
Brothers Gabriel and Basilio kicked around Toronto, Los Angeles, started bands, fought, would self destruct, and do it again.
Being the daughter of a real "piano man", Alissa’s interest in performing began at four years old when she begged her father, Billy Musto, to go to work with him. They made a deal---if she learned to play the piano, she could come. Less than a year later and equipped with a wooden block to reach the pedals, Alissa won her first piano competition performing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Eager to follow in her father’s footsteps and adding rock and vocals to her arrangements, Alissa grabbed the attention of local talent shows, NBC's Spotlight on the Student Artist series and eventually, the national television series, "America's Most Talented Kid".
Dylan Swinson began playing guitar at the age of 10 in his childhood home in Summerville, South Carolina. He was inspired when his mother would play some of her favorite cds while dropping him off at school. These included albums from Better Than Ezra, The Cure, and Edwin McCain. One day, she puts in Jeff Buckley's Grace and Dylan was immediately hooked on the album. After watching Buckley's "Live in Chicago" DVD, he knew he wanted to learn how to be a musician.
In 2011, Dylan moved back to Charleston, South Carolina the day after his high school graduation. He began playing open mics around the area while attending The Art Institute of Charleston for Filmmaking. After graduating from The Art Institute in 2014, Dylan used his Graduation money to record his first EP "Freedom & Solitude", leaning toward an Acoustic Alternative Singer/Songwriter feel. It was released on July 18, 2015.
When Chase K writes a song, he writes with purpose. His music is unabashedly pop with undeniable hooks, and he owns it.
Hitting the court as a nationally-ranked tennis player transitioned to hitting the stage as a musician. Guitars replaced racquets. Originals replaced covers. From bands, to collaborations, to solo gigs, Chase honed his craft - outworking the competition.
Chase has collaborated with, among others, producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith; The Fray), producer Brian Howes (Nickelback; Daughtry), and producer John Alagia (John Mayer).
Hear his music, watch his videos, catch him live, and feel the magic.
Billy Thompson’s performances have captured audiences in the U.S. and throughout Europe, setting the tone for this veteran musician’s songwriting, singing, and guitar playing, both live and in the studio. In his original music, he combines world-class slide guitar, searing licks and soulful vocals with a unique amalgamation of styles including blues, rock, funk, New Orleans and soul. Some say, “It’s like Hendrix meets Little Feat!”
Billy has played with legends such as Little Milton, Albert King, Earl King and Art Neville, while opening for the likes of Robert Cray, B.B. King, Sonny Landreth, The Neville Brothers and Joe Cocker, to name a few. He has performed on Barbara Walter’s “The View” and with the San Diego Symphony. He also performed for the grand opening of L.A.’s House of Blues. Billy has been invited to play with such icons as the Doobie Brothers, Bill Payne, John Mooney and Ron Holloway. He has provided lead guitar for the Broadway show “Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues” and for Award winning playwright Keith Glover’s Bluesical, “Thunder Knocking on the Door,” Billy also served as musical supervisor for Geva Theatre’s 2015 Journey to the Son in Rochester, NY. A tribute to Son House, BT and band also played the festival.
Jason Sees Band's fifth installment has essentially re-defined their sound. A light hearted, electric guitar driven, rock collection. It sharply contradict Jason's usual themes of solace and introspection. Troubadour roots be dammed, Jason rocks here and Seattle's indie music community is finally showing signs of coming to life.
"I tried to lighten up the conceptualization. I picked up my 335 and haven't put it down" Jason says, as we catch up back stage before a show at High Dive, Seattle, WA. "These are all contributing factors to this new direction of music. But I tried to hold on to my roots while progressing, in the middle of some of the more light hearted songs you will still here my usual rhetorical style for those that care to listen."