Shane Henry, singer/songwriter/guitarist originally from Oklahoma City and now living in Los Angeles, began his musical journey at 19 when he played 30 national dates on the B.B. King Festival Tour opening for B.B. himself. Following the tour, Shane signed with Shanachie Records, and with the help of fellow musicians Double Trouble, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and producer Kevin Bowe, Shane's album, Deliverance, was created and immediately distributed in stores nation-wide.
Laura Esther is a French singer songwriter based in Manchester, UK. After studying music in the singing department of the National Music School of Villeurbanne, France, she decided to move to the UK to pursue her carreer in music. Laura has always been passionate about the art of performing and singing is her favourite mode of expression. She is an international artist who has performed her original material in France and in the UK. Her song Mysterious Boy has had over a thousand views on Youtube.
For far too many artists the idea of “D.I.Y” means they made their own tee shirts. For others, sadly, doing it yourself doesn’t even extend that far. Ryan Schmidt is not one of those artists.
Born in 1992 and raised in Keighley, West Yorkshire, singer-songwriter Annie Drury has been performing and writing since a young age, when it was already evident to all around that music was her obsession. She was born into a musical family from an Irish folk background. Her father, a singer/songwriter and her late Grandfather was a well known flautist in the London/Irish music scene from the late 1940's . Both have been strong inspirational figures during Annie's early years.
Antonia Vai is a 25-year old singer/songwriter from Sweden, well-established on the music scene of Stockhom, but currently living in Budapest. The live band consists of her and guitarist/songwriter/producer Felix Gröndahl, who joined Antonia permanently in 2012, after many years of playing and experimenting together.
Based in Manchester, Lauren Housley has been building up a reputation as one of the must-see live performers in the area. Headlining her own sell-out shows, making regular appearances at her own Soul night, ‘Soul Sessions’ held at Manchester’s leading Jazz venue (Matt and Phreds) and joining Riot Jazz Brass Band and Kaleidoscope Orchestra on stage at some of the biggest venues in the city, including Manchester Academy 1, The Ritz and Parklife Festival.
Ellene Masri is a franco-lebanese songwriter, guitarist and performer living in the USA. Maybe you've had already the occasion to see her performing as she has performed in various festivals and venues in Paris and accross Europe.
Scandinavian soul singer, Marie Dahlstrom, moved from her native Copenhagen to London in 2009 to study for a degree in music. Whilst studying she released her first EP “Feelings”, a self-produced six track EP that was picked up by Japanese label Sweet Soul Records.
The title track was tweeted “song of the day” by Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand.
Jody Brock is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from South West London. As a child Jody was mesmerised by the soulful sounds and voices from artists such as Donny Hathaway, Etta James, James Brown, Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone. The raw emotion, the dark warm tones and husky growls established by these great artists can all be found within Jody's sound among many other inspirations from the genres of rock, blues and jazz.