Los Angeles - CA
Lola Rhodes is an independent singer-songwriter in Los Angeles, California. Her musical genre is pop-folk and is often compared to Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, and Jason Mraz. She performs in venues in and around LA as well as online concerts for her international fanbase.
Acoustic-Pop singer Katie Ferrara did not launch her music career in her own country but actually in London, England. Upon finishing her psychology degree from Pitzer College in 2010, Katie left California to live in the UK for an undetermined amount of time. A month after arriving in London, she landed a job as a barista at Starbucks and played her original songs at open at open mics in her spare time. Katie then met Jonathan Guillaumat, a London based music producer at a local guitar shop called Wunjo Guitars.
Sunday Lane is not your typical singer/songwriter who left Middle America for the City of Angels. A classically trained pianist, she writes articulate lyrics about social injustices in our society, young love, and growing up. Her soulful approach to songwriting expresses the depth of her musicianship.
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.
What happens when a girl who grew up singing Amy Grant songs into her hairbrush teams up with a guy who raised himself on New Order and wore only black for ten years? They make the dreamy, penetrating songs on CINEMASCOPE, the debut album from LA-based dreampop artist Shannon Curtis, as helmed by her producer/mixer husband Jamie Hill (Jens Lekman, Chris Bathgate, JJXO).
Curtis says of the record:
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.
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.