Newland is a bilingual music group with a fresh sound. They perform Latin, Christian, Pop/rock, Country and Original material nationally and internationally. This group is known for their flashy clothes, high energy and ability connect with various groups of people around the world.They are signed to Tunes International and are managed by Alpine Music Group.
Daniel Portillo is the keyboard/bass/guitar player and producer for the group. He has worked for tiempo records in Guatemala City, Guatemala three years. He created commercials for Pepsi, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Coca Cola, and Tampico. Currently, he is running Lamb Records and producing independent artists. In addition, he is proficient in several instruments and runs two music schools in Denver, Colorado.
Jaiden Phelps is the main vocalist and writer for the group. She has been a competitive dancer and songwriter since she was nine years old. She taught herself guitar and piano when she was eleven and began to lead worship in many churches around the world. She came out with her first album, Entranced, when she was 16. At 20 years old, she moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a degree in songwriting at Belmont University. She began taking vocal lessons with Kim Wood-Sandusky (coach to Beyonce Knowles, Jaci Valesqez, Rachel Lampa etc.) and image coaching with Suzzane Skinner, the CEO of Imagecast.
Recently, she was nominated for the Tennessee Songwriter’s Association International Award. Impressed with her tremendous talent, Grammy Award-winning producers and engineers such as Fred Vail, James Waddell and Tommy Simms have sought to collaborate with her.
She has also been very active in the film industry. As an actress at Sharon Smith Talent and Moore Casting, she appeared in television commercials, music videos and films such as Country Strong.
With a BBA in International Business and fluency in Chinese and Spanish speaking Jaiden is ambitiously seeking to bring a fresh, new sound to the world.
Sam Portillo is the drummer for the group. He is the winner of the 2000 Colorado State Drum off and plays drums in for church services around the world.