The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, CA-based folk orchestra that merges old school gypsy rhythms with bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, jump blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cockta... moreThe Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, CA-based folk orchestra that merges old school gypsy rhythms with bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, jump blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their raucous dance-inducing live sets, the Dustbowl Revival plays what some call hillbilly jazz—the original front porch rock n’ roll. Think Dylan The Band in Newport meets Louis Armstrong in New Orleans meets Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes on the beaches of LA. It’s young people playing high-energy, vintage music and it’s all written and composed by howlin’ and stompin’ 24 year old frontman Zach Lupetin who first envisioned putting together a kind of roots supergroup when he moved from Chicago (his father is a blues harp virtuoso who sometimes sits in), to Michigan and then to sunny Los Angeles three years ago. The goal? Why, to make people feel good of course. .. Growing from a small string band diligently playing local Southern California clubs (over ninety shows in the last two years), DBR is now a collective of over ten musicians with instrumentation that often includes tuba, trombone, clarinet, cornet, trumpet, mandolin, banjo, drums, guitars, double bass, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck. The band’s spontaneous, participatory set-lists assure that every show is a little bit different. .. With an enthusiastic and growing following, The Dustbowl Revival now prepares to tour the west and is very proud to present its much anticipated second LP, “You Can’t Go Back To The Garden of Eden” which will be globally released in March of 2010. less
Zack Borer is a singer, the fuzzy-haired musician that has taken the traditional singer/songwriter sound and fused it with an explosive live band featuring some of New York City's most talented musici... moreZack Borer is a singer, the fuzzy-haired musician that has taken the traditional singer/songwriter sound and fused it with an explosive live band featuring some of New York City's most talented musicians. Compared to the the sounds of Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R., and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zack's high energy show is full of great music, great people and a great time
An established performer across the Balkans, Zana Messia, has gained a solid reputation as a singer-songwriter, appearing regularly on screen, stage and radio. Her voice embodies the spirit and emotio... moreAn established performer across the Balkans, Zana Messia, has gained a solid reputation as a singer-songwriter, appearing regularly on screen, stage and radio. Her voice embodies the spirit and emotion of Balkan Roma music and flirts with r&b, soul and jazz. The result is a pure cross-cultural blend of the traditional and contemporary, with influences that stay true to her rich Balkan roots and her passion for jazz standards. Her music has been referred to as "Balkan Soul” or "World Soul". A typical set list might include Zana's original material, jazz standards and a few gypsy standards in Roma language. Zana has recently placed her music in domestic and internationally released films including her song "If You're Wondering", featured in the movie "The Lightkeepers", which was submitted to AMPAS for consideration as "Best Original Song" in the 2010 Academy Awards.
Zana’s band"The Balkan Soul Orchestra" has had notable performances at well known venues including: The Mint, House Of Blues, The Pasadena Music Festival, The Walk Of Fame festival.
Zana's background alone is a whirlwind ride. She spent her early childhood in Mostar in the former Yugoslavia, learning to play piano and winning local dance contests. But her musical sensibilities were quickly curtailed at the age of 11 - war broke out in Bosnia/Herzegovina. Her family was forced to sell their possessions in exchange for bus tickets, and flee as refugees to Sweden. Despite the upheaval, Zana resumed her music studies, and her talent soon came to the attention of world-renowned jazz pianist and vocal coach, Steven A. Garrick (worked with Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin). He took the precocious singer under his wing, tutoring her until his untimely passing, when Zana was just 13. Undeterred by the loss of her mentor, she recorded her first demo at the age of 15, and immediately landed a record offer with Sony Music Sweden. By 16, the rising star had performed in front of a television audience of 20,000 in Sarajevo. In 2006, Zana moved back to her war-shattered hometown Mostar to work as the "Musical Director" at United World College. Zana's two EPs, Gotta Stop and Talk to me, released by Universal Music Sweden have drawn attention of major magazines and radio stations. After a live gig on Swedish national television, the Swedish newspaper "Metro" wrote that "Balkan is the new Jamaica" and another, well known daily magazine Aftonbladet called Zana's music "a different kind of soul". Her videos, Gotta Stop, Never Loved This Way, Teces mi u venama (in Bosnian) have been in heavy rotation on Balkan music channels, while live performances have included appearances at festivals and venues in Scandinavia, The Balkans and US. She has written with and for many notable producers as well as artists.
Her songs have so far been released on Universal, Sony BMG and Virgin EMI. Her band, The Balkan Soul Orchestra are working on their debut album and a video shoot for the single "My Invention Of You" is forthcoming. less
Ziplok is a North American music producer, rapper, and ASCAP artist that was born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1978. Throughout the 1980s was inspired by the music being heard growing up on the radio a... moreZiplok is a North American music producer, rapper, and ASCAP artist that was born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1978. Throughout the 1980s was inspired by the music being heard growing up on the radio as well as in church. At home grew up with cassette recorders, LPs and CDs.
From 1994-2000 Ziplok spent most of the time installing some of the top notch car stereo systems you could install at the time and mastering the art of sound and sound reproduction and in 2001 attended Installer Institute in Holly Hill Florida and is a certified professional installer. From 2001-2004 Ziplok recorded hundreds of rappers in Pinellas County Florida at Ziplok Studio and produced 1 unreleased Ziplok album. In 2005 Ziplok moved back to New Hampshire and started Ziplok Studio all over and started making the album Internet Fire. less
Full of life, passion, and love Zuri’s music is clearly defined as Pop but she breaks the rules by infusing them with her self written lyrics bringing meaning beyond the club, the hype, and at the cor... moreFull of life, passion, and love Zuri’s music is clearly defined as Pop but she breaks the rules by infusing them with her self written lyrics bringing meaning beyond the club, the hype, and at the core we get who she is, Zuri is a LOVER! She was brought up with a heavy focus on theater, dance, and music. Her mixed “brady-bunch” esque family suffered a lot of tragedies and Zuri recalls this is why she started writing songs. As for singing, she pauses and says “singing is the only way I know how to deeply connect and breathe.”
In 2008 she independently released her first single “Walk With Me,” written by Zuri and Mike K. (David Archuleta, Natasha Bedingfield). That year, “Walk With Me,” was selected as a finalist in several contests such as the Uber.com “You Bring the Talent” contest, The International Songwriting Competition and licensed to a film. Songs “FIRE”, “Walk With Me” and “Incomplete were voted first place four times and several times voted into the top ten on various channels on Ourstage.com. Other notable features were the home page feature on AOL Music and PopEater.com. Two years later the songs from “My Number One” continue to get recognized, her China music video for “FIRE” was voted into first place in September out of over 400 entries. Additionally “Starz Look Down” was nominated for an award with the Hollywood Music in Media Association.
Fresh out of a bad contract Zuri just released her newest song “Love or Hate” and her second single “Keep Holding On”produced by Mario Marchetti (Jo Jo, GIrliicious, Lil Eddie) independently. She's working steady with releasing a song a month sign up for her newsletters on Reverbnation.
Actively playing live, set to tour Mexico in February and then the States in the late Spring. Zuri also stays connected with her fans on Twitter and Ustream. less