If you’re passing a recording studio in London and you catch some warm, tuneful music and a peal of happy laughter floating on the breeze, chances are you’ve just heard Shelly Poole. Soon you’ll be hearing a lot more from this exciting British female artist, who is producing some of the most honest and beautiful recordings since the heyday of classic singer-songwriters in the 1960s and 70s. Shelly’s extraordinary songs – numbers like “Totally Underwater” and “A Hard Time For The Dreamer” - have already confounded musicologists and sonic detectives. The acclaimed pop poetess known as Shelly Poole, who hails from a family just as musical as the Von Trapps in The Sound of Music, was raised on a banquet of cool sounds from Dusty Springfield to Prince, Simon & Garfunkel to Dr Dre.
Mavie Marcos is an American singer and songwriter currently residing near San Francisco, California. As part of Andain, Mavie Marcos has performed on and helped compose songs for an album entitled You Once Told Me. Prior to the release of You Once Told Me, Marcos performed on and helped compose three well-known singles: "Summer Calling", "Beautiful Things" and "Promises". The three singles have spawned dozens of mixes and been included on several compilations including by Tiësto. Mavie Marcos is a classically trained vocalist, and has performed pieces such as the aria Queen of the Night from Mozart's Magic Flute. Marcos has also performed on stage in musicals including Pirates of Penzance, West Side Story, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Up until 1999, when she moved to San Francisco, Marcos used her musical talents in the arena of classical music.
The world of hip-hop is as competitive as ever, and nowhere is that truer than among producers, one of the few lucrative positions left in the market. !llmind doesn’t let that get him down as he believes to "Reach for the stars, and the sky can never be your limit.". This is extremely apparent with !llmind as he has thoroughly thrown himself into the music business. He has produced songs with 50 Cent (Queens, Make A Movie, All His Love), Ludacris, LL Cool J, and even The Jabbawockeez (America's Best Dance Crew season 1 Champs). Since then he's released multiple full-length albums along with his own full-length instrumental album called "Beh!nd The Curta!n".
Since his early childhood, Enton's love for music has been the force behind his creativity and continues to fuel him to produce incredible works or art. For almost a decade now he has been a music producer working behind the scenes with musicians and other producers from all walks of life, but now he has turned his focus on stepping into the limelight himself with his own electronic music productions. His discipline, work ethic, and unquenchable thirst always push him to strive for perfection and channel his creativity to reveal itself to the world whether it be through his music productions, live performances, mixing in the studio or helping other artists write and produce new music. He has earned support from Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Judge Jules, Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Andy More, Matt Darey, tyDi, Blank & Jones, Cosmic Gate, and Kyau & Albert.
Chelcee Grimes is a true future superstar. In her early teens, Liverpool born Chelcee combined her songwriting and musical development with being one of the best young strikers at Liverpool FC where, by the age of 17, she had become their record goal scorer. With offers to turn pro, she was faced with a crossroads for her dedication and there could be only one winner – music. Soon after, Chelcee was unknowingly entered into Juice FM’s Search for a Star. Performing for the first time the actual first song she ever wrote, she won the competition and soon signed to Sony/RCA. Chelcee then embarked on two years of intensive development on and off stage. Consistently writing brilliant urban-tinged pop songs packed with hooks and lyrical twists, she has shared the stage with everyone from Tinie Tempah to Jessie J (and even sang a duet with Jessie at a recent Liverpool show).
Archertown is an American country music duo made up of newlyweds Natalie and Kyle Archer. After growing up on different sides of the United States, a chance meeting in a New York City recording studio elevator started their journey together to the place they now call Archertown. Their sound is a fresh take on contemporary country music, which has opened the door for collaborations with writers such as Brett James, Luke Laird, Chris Lindsey, Nathan Chapman, O.A.R., Ron Aniello and many more Nashville notables. Natalie (Distler) has also had success as an actress, starring in the Emmy nominated FX television series “Rescue Me” as Denis Leary’s daughter Colleen Gavin. The duo now resides in Nashville, TN, where they are signed to Nettwerk One Music for publishing and are writing for their own upcoming project as well as for other artists. They are thrilled to be following their dreams together.
Andy Hill is an award winning songwriter and record producer. His first hit was 1981’s Eurovision Song Contest winner “Making Your Mind Up,” recorded by Bucks Fizz. His most recent was the UK No 5 hit “Walks Like Rihanna,” recorded by The Wanted. In the intervening years Andy has written for artists including Diana Ross, Cher, Cliff Richard, Westlife, Boyzone, Four Seasons, Leo Sayer, Susan Boyle, Queen, Peter Cetera, Il Divo, Bette Midler, The Sisters Of Mercy, and Ronan Keating. His song for Celine Dion “Think Twice,” was Number 1 in numerous countries (including the UK), sold more than one million copies and topped the chart for seven weeks. Andy’s co-writers include Gary Barlow, Wayne Hector, Albert Hammond, Peter Sinfield and, recently Norwegian duo, Electric. His songs have sampled by many different artists, including Eminem.
Winterpills are an indie rock band from Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. The band consists of Philip Price, Flora Reed, Dave Hower, Dennis Crommett and Brian Akey, sometimes joined on tour and in studio by José Ayerve, Max Germer and Henning Ohlenbusch. As veteran musicians of the Northampton indie music scene, the five members of Winterpills formed from a group of friends "hanging out at Dennis [Crommett]'s house" into a band in the winter of 2003. They began playing out regionally in New England the following spring, and released their eponymous album in 2005. Garnering comparisons to The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, and Elliott Smith Winterpills was received warmly by critics, and landed in the Top 100 for both iTunes and Amazon.com. The band carved out a sound characterized by acoustic folk-pop, male-female harmonies, and melancholic songwriting by Price.
Armed with the kind of voice that could shatter even the most hardened of souls, Sea Lion is the recording project of Gothenberg’s Linn Osterberg and Sanna’s Song is a devastatingly pretty introduction to her cautious and enveloping world. She describes her musical act very cryptically. From the depths of the deep, murky blue arises an ethereal beauty challenging the injustices and blandness of life’s inflections. With the help of an electric guitar, Sea Lion strips it all back to the innate components of love, life and learning. Channeling similar sounds of Kate Bush, Sea Lion will dig into your heart and mind with an innocent rawness and individuality. This makes her stand out from the huge crowd of singer-songwriters who accompany themselves on the guitar in a traditional fashion. Some listeners may initially find Osterberg's simultaneously hushed and high-pitched vocals disconcerting, and they are to be sure an acquired taste.
R.Seiliog is alias to Robin Edwards, a musician/producer operating from Cardiff, Wales. He was born in the basement of a watchmakers shop in Peniel, North Wales in 1985. This early exposure to the syncopated rhythms of countless different timepieces was to have a lasting effect on the way he hears the world and indeed, composes. His music has the repetitive, hypnotic, and melodic qualities of his kosmiche forefathers Klaus Schulzes, Cluster, and Harmonia, but is rhythmically more akin to minimalist composers like La Monte Young and Terry Riley. Put simply his music is drones and loops elevated with cheeky little melodic jaunts and pops. Having spent much of 2010-12 recording and touring with H.Hawkline, Cate Le bon, Gruff Rhys & Euros Childs; R.Seiliog's debut EP Shuffles saw him prepapre the world for his interwoven frayed, melodic threads of krautrock, psych and experimental electronics.