THE BRIDGE PROJECT: is a new musical collective which expands upon the idea of the musical bridge, bringing together seemingly disparate cultures and personalities, to create a singular, cohesive unit. Comprised of a Turkish Muslim, an Australian Christian, and an Israeli Jew, The Bridge Project does more than cross a chasm; The Bridge Project eliminates it entirely. Ittai Skaked-Israel,Ümit Ceyhan-Turkey and Australia’s Andy Busuttil. (Blue Mountain Sound)
DAWSON JAMES: Known for his soul filled vocals and whole hearted guitar work, Dawson James delivers powerful live performances with his group. Elements of hard blues, gospel, back woods soul, country, and rock are the roots and foundation for his authentic sound. Humbly starting on the streets, subways, and dive bars, Dawson James is breath of fresh air in a world of corporate manufactured pop.
DAVID HUDSONS life reflects his love and belief in Aboriginal culture. He comes from the Ewamin (oo-rah-min)/Western Yalangi (people of the north east coast of Australia) so it is natural that he makes his home in Cairns in the midst of the beautiful reef and rainforest. He promotes awareness of Aboriginal culture and tradition wherever he travels.
KORI LINAE CAROTHERS: In 2003, Kori was encouraged by her husband to continue to compose and actually release her music through the internet. Kori released her first album in 2004,"The Road Less Traveled." In 2005, she released her second recording "The Journey". A blend of synthesized and organic instrumentation. Bill Binkleman of Wind and Wire comments: "On her second album, pianist/keyboardist Kori Linae Carothers paints on a more dramatic canvas than on her debut CD, layering synths (mostly strings, chorals and washes) underneath her passionate piano melodies."
ROCKIN JAKE: Rockin' Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters,WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Jake has conjured up this formula that is blowing crowds away from coast to coast. Widely known as a touring juggernaut among his peers, his schedule of over 200 performances per year include clubs, concert venues, and festivals.
TOBIN JAMES: Tobin James cut his teeth not on traditional Blues, but on the incendiary Blues/Rock sound of such legendary bands as Cream, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple. It wasn’t until attending the prestigious University of North Texas in the late 1980s that the future frontman of the Dallas bands Code Blue and Jaded Soul connected with the music of the great African-American Bluesmen who started it all, and sent him down his musical path firing on all cylinders. Today, all of those influences can be heard loud and clear in the powerful, full-throttle Blues and Blues/Rock of the Dallas native, Tobin James!
TRON SYVERSEN:Tron Syversen is a pioneer in the growing Northern-European relaxation music community, and, through this website, his music is now being introduced to lovers of relaxation and meditation music to the rest of the world!
UNSUNG LILLY: Unsung Lilly formed in a whirlwind of just a few short months in 2012.
Following their first public performance at the prestigious charity event 'London Rocks' at Cafe De Paris, the bands meteoric rise continued with a full set at Guilfest (alongside Jools Holland, Heaven 17 and ABC), culminating with a gig to 25,000 people at Belfast Pride.
Comprised of two beautifully contrasting lead singers Sera and Frankie, alongside musical talents of Wayne, Allan and Russ, Unsung Lilly’s wonderfully eclectic mix of stylistic influences have lead comparisons as 'a modern day Fleetwood Mac'. Originally a four-piece commercial covers band for many years, their rapidly increasing following lead them to be chosen to perform as part of the Royal Wedding celebrations in April 2011 to an estimated 300,000 people in Hyde Park.
WADE BUZZARD: Wade started out on the rough side of the tracks in a small town outside Chicago, where he learned how to take a punch early in life. Out of abuse he found a core strength that drove him to the arts, from a hunger for something that would give his life worth. He found it in the Great Artist through his art - and through others he has tried to help to achieve their dreams. In doing so – he found his own dreams along the way. From Seeker to Pastor, Chicken-Finger-Licker to CEO, he has walked many roads, learned many life lessons, and worn many hats. His journey has made him to be a kind of modern day minstrel saga. As a Dad, Rubber Band at the Moon Shooter, Sports Fan and Lover of good coffee, he’s an everyday kind of guy. You’ve met him – in a coffee shop, in the dog house, the loud guy at the game, in your living room or looking back at you from the mirror. His music comes from places in all our hearts that we find beautiful and maybe sometimes hard to face.