Casey Lee Hurt is the only son to a rebellious, God fearing ex-preacher. At an early age he was handed a pawn shop guitar and an old hymnal and they haven’t left his side since. He’s black coffee honest from the history in his voice to the heart on his sleeve and his music reflects that. Artists like Van Morrison, Ryan Adams and Ray Lamontagne resonate in his soul and have uniquely shaped the sound and story that is Casey Hurt.
Kristyna got her first break back in 2005 busking on the streets of Manchester, winning ‘BBC Radio Five Live Busk Idol’ along with her guitarist Ben Williams. The Manchester based songstress has since then been on tour of Europe, performed her songs on BBC 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and her self-penned song ‘My Lord’ was featured on a Universal Records compilation CD ‘Songbird 2008’ with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Eva Cassidy and Erykah Badu.Performing live is where Kristyna is most comfortable.
Jon Kenzie, is an accomplished singer-songwriter from Manchester, UK with his musical roots firmly footed in blues, folk and soul. From reaching No:1 iTunes blues chart position in 2010 with his Northern soul band "Beggar Joe", Jon embarked on producing his debut solo album "Not much technical stuff" in 2012 and following its white label release, has been touring the UK, Europe and the USA promoting it.
JC Villafan, a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, began his musical career in coffee shops and neighborhood venues. Along with his evocative sense of lyricism and expressive guitar work, his charming stage presence and soulful vocal ability captivated a local fan base which has now expanded internationally. Villafan’s EP entitled Sweet Time was released in 2012 and was entirely funded by his followers. Soon after its release, it earned a L.A. Music Critic Award nomination for Best EP of 2012.
Ellene Masri, songwriter and performer, has just released her debut self-produced album, “MUSIC”, a mixture of various cultural influences inspired by her mixed roots, her travels around the world and her many musical encounters under her own label “Music Talks”, November 1rst.
Most contemporary music doesn’t speak to reality, and it didn’t speak to AHI. So he skipped the formal training and the artsy gimmicks, picked up a guitar, and patiently taught himself to create the music he wanted to hear. AHI’s trademark sound, Indie Soul, was born.
Sarah Williams is a Nashville singer-songwriter, and pianist who voices her stories with an original blend of country, soul, and rock-and-roll. Sarah recorded her retro debut album Ruby shortly after completing a degree in piano performance. Since then, she has further developed her sound by co-writing with some of Nashville's finest and incorporating the varied influence of 1970s powerhouses like Greg Allman and Carole King. In 2012, she formed the girl-pop duo Sarah and Lindsay with co-writer Lindsay George and released an original EP, Let's Call it Love.
Pop-Soul music is currently all the rage, and L.A.-based David And Devine are riding that wave of music being popularized by high-profile artists including Adele, Cee-Lo Green, Janelle Monae, and Bruno Mars, to name a few. In a world where the old record business is crumbling and hanging on by a thread, the soulful duo consisting of Candace Devine (vocals) and Dave Yaden (piano-vocals) are the new school - having enjoyed radio airplay for their song "Leave The Light On" while being signed to top Hollywood talent agency ICM and working with a well-known L.A.