Kicking Sunrise is a band of four musicians/songwriters from Sewell, NJ. The band found their sound and direction after a successful posting on YouTube in January 2013. Soon after, the band had an extensive fan base in the South Jersey area. As the four kept focused on their writing and performing, they were recognized and signed with an independent record label (Right Coast Music). Kicking Sunrise went to Southern California to record their debut album titled, Here’s to the Sunrise. The band has since release multiple singles and are now presenting their latest, “Underneath.”
“Underneath” has all the elements of a hit pop tune, a catchy [...]
August 8, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass keeps the lineup announcements rolling this week. Through their traditional “artist medley” teases, fans were treated to a sneak-peek audio clip of unannounced artists on HSB’s social media accounts earlier in the week. Today, HSB revealed ten new artists who will join the twenty previously announced artists for the festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this October 4-6.
The medley and subsequent lineup announce included [...]
The Dover Quartet is a group of young phenomenal classical musicians. Taking the classical genre by storm and quickly rising in the ranks. Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner, and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover Quartet has been on an upward trajectory ever since. The Dover Quartet is comprised of Joel Link – Violin; Bryan Lee – Violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt – Viola and Camden Shaw – Cello. The Curtis Sessions was scheduled one night after their Kimmel Center debut concert, the group was focused and primed as intricate ensemble writing by Dr. Eric Sessler was navigated with preeminent ease. The [...]
Moniek de Leeuw is a violinist, pianist and composer. She has been playing music since she was a child and has always loved sharing her gift of music with people to make them happy. Moniek has traveled the last seven years to more than twenty countries, exploring traditional music and sharing her music by performing and playing with local musicians. She loves to share her biggest passion with the world and inspire people to follow their dreams! In January, Moniek released her full-length album titled, Sea Roots. The album contains fourteen compositions Moniek composed during her musical journey between 2013 and 2019. The music reflects influences [...]
First Prize: $12,500 / Second Prize: $7,500 / Third Prize: $2,500“…he was a hero to me right from the beginning.” – Pat Metheny “Michael Brecker is one of the most complete saxophonists of the post-John Coltrane era.” – Ravi Coltrane “Mike’s love and passion about creating music and the continuous study of the saxophone will always be an [...]
Hailing from New York is a music duet of twin sisters Mary and Brianna. The have been crafting their pop/country sound to the enjoyment of live audiences in both New York and Nashville. Their beautiful singing has that unique sibling harmony that gives them an original sound that is true to their pop roots and country influences. Lead vocalist and co-writer Mary is passionate about writing melodies and layering high and low harmonies; she also assists in background vocal arrangements. Brianna writes most of the lyrics herself before bringing them to Mary for the vocal arrangement; Mary likes to write the second verses and bridges. Brianna is [...]