When Leona Naess sings, you listen. Her lyrics are deep as the oceans floor, her singing is warm like a bowl of soup. Naess was born in New York City but raised in London, grew up in the Chelsea neighborhood of London.
Thriving Ivory is a driven and talented band from San Francisco that has learned that all good things come to those who wait. While the band has been performing together since 2004, in the past year, the band has not only changed its lineup, but has also been recognized as a “You Oughta Know” artist by VH1.
Yelle may be young and pretty but she is also a very explosive character entering a slightly rigid French pop scene.
Laura Warshauer is a storyteller first and foremost. Through her music, she examines loss, love and life. The 24-year-old New Jersey native crafts sonic gems, through combining massive pop melodies and flourishes of folk.
Born the youngest child of two blind parents, William Fitzsimmons was raised in the outskirts of the steel city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Reared more on sound than sight, Fitzsimmons was immersed in a musically saturated home teeming with a myriad of instruments, classical and folk records, talking parrots, and a pipe organ his father constructed with his own hands.
They were sitting around singing some of their favorite songs, and then he started playing this melody, she picked up her journal and knew the words that needed to go with that music. Jessie that’s already selling her album Firesight” on iTunes, Amazon and in stores, was also chosen for ‘Pick of the week’ all over the Starbucks stores.
Hypercrush is a group of three from California and they describe themselves as “three sh*t-faced extra terrestrials known amongst the elite, simply as Donny, Preston and Holly. A couple of real gentlemen and one broad with a steady diet of cotton candy and flat soda pop to calm the nerves.”
Jake Newton was born in Northern California, the State capital. Then taken around the States in a series of adventures, he calls that “renting then running” by his Parents.
A drowsy, sensual alternative country-rock outfit based in Stockholm, Sweden, Oh Laura were launched into the European mainstream in 2007 thanks to their breakaway hit, “Release Me.”
Born in Estonia, Kerli grew up with a dream to escape from her surroundings. Ignoring material comforts and new clothes for lessons in singing, ballet, acting and classical piano, at fourteen Kerli entered and won Euroalaul, an annual televised competition to select a song to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest.