Mike James is a Vancouver, Canada based songwriter and top line producer who works with some of the biggest EDM products/labels globally.
He has a long list of international releases to his credit on the most influencial electronic labels in the world. Mike has also recently gone behind the mic, selectively performing a number of his own top lines, which has created steeply rising demand for his work as an artist.
Mike has written and produced songs heard all over the world, through many different medius including; top 40 radio, leading EDM festivals, network television programs, major motion pictures, film trailers, and international advertising. Mike's songs have been licensed for use around the world hundreds of times.
The high-altitude town of Fort Collins, Colorado is abundant in bicycles, awash in craft beer and rich in arts of all kinds. Understanding the town’s unique cultural brew begins (but only begins) to explain the novel sound of SHEL. Four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim. Sisters Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza were born within five years of each other. Raised and home-schooled by a singer/songwriter father and an artist mother, they dove into music young. Hannah was first to take classical lessons on piano.
The members of Current Swell no longer live together under a single roof — as they did years ago,
when the group first came together as a unit — but the bond between the four friends is stronger than
Touring the world for the better part of five years, from Brazil to Australia, often has that effect.
Current Swell’s years of experience on the road can be heard — and felt — in the nooks and crannies
of Long Time Ago, the new full-length from this rootsy Victoria, B.C. quartet. The record shifts
between upbeat folk (the title track, Long Time Ago) and singalong-ready roots rock (the first single,
Too Cold) with a fluidity and ease that could only come from continual touring.
For many years Ken Harrison approached songwriting as a solitary pursuit, choosing to steadily work alone and viewing songwriting more as compulsion than profession. As the songwriter half of the pop duo Wild Strawberries, he has written numerous songs for his partner Roberta Carter Harrison to sing including top ten hits in their native Canada--Heroine and I Don’t Want To Think About It.
"Selby earned his moment in the spotlight with his excellent debut...No need for bells and whistles here -- the music does the talking."
“As a singer/songwriter, Mark Selby’s in the same league as Bruce Springsteen, with meaty words, a compelling voice, and tracks that have more groove than a vintage vinyl record."
"Mark Selby makes some of the most soulful noise coming out of Nashville."
A gifted musical artist and hit songwriter, Mark Selby's career is one of unusual depth and diversity. Selby has written career-defining songs for artists in multiple genres and frequently contributes signature guitar work to 'Music City' recording sessions. As a solo artist he's earned critical acclaim and a devoted international following, carving out an earthy, gritty sound steeped in blues and rootsy rock.
“I feel like it would be my most personal work to date,” he ventures on the topic of Broken Brights, the forthcoming solo release from Angus Stone. “I think I’m constantly introverting to that place, to that pocket I’ve always wanted to live inside amongst the songs & the tales that I’ve written.”
That search has taken the enigmatic Angus to the far-sailed corners of the globe. He’s recorded in a rustic dwelling nestled in the Swiss Alps, beneath Australia’s bright-lit cherry blue skies along the coastline, to a ramshackle log cabin with a view over the lush Indian countryside.
UK-born, adopted Australian son Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) releases his latest, already critically-lauded album, All The Little Lights. Recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney (Empire of the Sun and Josh Pyke), All The Little Lights is the most accomplished Passenger record to date. “It’s very different to [the last album] Flight Of The Crow,” says Rosenberg. “This one is a bigger production and a bit more modern sounding.” Sydney’s Sunday Herald Sun agrees, calling the album “a revelation” and adding, “Passenger has impressively travelled in a bolder direction to achieve a mature new album. (4/5 stars)”
Nicholas Krgovich is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with No Kids, Gigi, P:ano, and Mount Eerie. He has been releasing records under various monikers since P:ano’s acclaimed chamber pop debut, When It’ s Dark And It’ s Summer, which has led to his work with the girl group inspired Gigi, the icy displacement of the R&B informed No Kids, and most recently the singular pop dreams released under his own name. Even though the material is often wildly diverse, there is an unmistakable sense of Nick’s deep commitment to exploring the endless possibilities of pop, a discerning ear for sonic detail, and an ambition that willfully borders on the absurd.