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Grand Prize Winners From Last Year @ 500 Songs For Kids - THE LOFT AT CENTER STAGE THEATRE - VH1'S GREATEST SONGS OF THE 80s.500 SONGS FOR KIDS features over 1000 musicians and takes place over 5 consecutive weekends at 4 different venues. All proceeds benefit SONGS FOR KIDS FOUNDATION, which brings musicians year-round to children's hospitals and special needs kids camps. To learn more, please visit http://www.songsforkidsfoundation.org
Sounds Like: Outkast, The Roots, N*E*R*D, TV On The Radio, Gorillaz
Manager: Mike Sciorra (US) / Steve Alicea (Int)
Bio: Grand Prize Winners From Last Year (GPWFLY), are an Atlanta based trio that began their career opening for acts such as Cee-Lo Green, Triple SIx Mafia, and Janelle Monae. They refer to their music as genre-less but have drawn comparisons to NERD, TV On The Radio, and most notably Outkast. Since t...See Full Bio
“Grand Prize Winners From Last Year aren’t playing a genre-defying game. It just sounds like it. “Rocket People," is experimental hip-hop meshed with rock, electronica and other alternative genres. The trio — Believe, Slaughter and No Name the Great Nameless — will perform at the 5th annual Roots Picnic, the concert hosted by hip-hop luminaries The Roots. I'd say GPWFLY is like the Animal Collective of the urban-indie set. “If you listen to our album, it’s so hard to nail it down,” Believe said. “We also get compared to OutKast because their sound is always changing. It isn’t one specific thing we’re trying to do. We just give each other the freedom to put whatever we think should go on the song. “Electric Blue,” from the new record, leans on reimagined ’80s arcade-pop that is reminiscent of Chad Hugo of The Neptunes’ production on Kenna’s “Make Sure They See My Face.” The Roots Picnic on June 2 will also feature Wale, Kid Cudi, Rakim, De La Soul, James”