Born in Canada, Hayley Richman began her singing career by uploading covers of her favorite songs to YouTube. Starting with no expectations but quickly becoming known for her Radiohead covers, she now has over 86,000 subscribers and over 12 million views. Her social media presence has earned her tens of thousands of fans, sync opportunities for TV/film and a place on cover compilations such as Reimagine Music's "Love Cats: A Tribute To The Cure" alongside other big names in Indie music.
Often compared to 90's sensation Fiona Apple and known for her moody, melancholic style, her original music has been included in feature films and she has done work for trailers & soundtracks.
Dolltits is a riotgrrrl feminist acoustic pop band from NYC on a serious mission to dismantle the patriarchy. The ladies of Dolltits, Magie and Therina, were both victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The band was formed shortly after the two friends confided in each other about their experiences and decided to write songs together as a form of therapy.
The band gave a voice to their deeply personal experiences and provided solace to them, while raising awareness toward issues close to their hearts. Their music is happily catchy, quirky, and filled with pop hooks that are cleverly juxtaposed with their heavy lyrical subject matter. Their lyrics tackle sexism, domestic abuse, sexual assault, misogyny, toxic masculinity, rape, depression, and body shame all while dressed up in candy coated acoustic pop songs.
Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist ÅMBE, creates a deft and entrancing electro-pop hybrid, masterfully blending her cascading layers of violin and piano, with hypnotic synths and minimalist beats. Her sensual vocals coalesce with evocative electronics. Her heartfelt songwriting and remarkable vocal range creates an unmistakably recognizable sound.
Somewhere between punk and blues – a porch and an alley – lies Radiator King, the performing/recording name of Boston native and Brooklyn based, Adam Silvestri. Established in 2011, Radiator King’s music shows influences from both Dylan and Strummer with a sound described by Boston blog Allston Pudding as something akin to what “Tom Waits locked in a room for a month with nothing but a copy of Springstein’s Nebraska” might produce. Whether alone with a guitar or backed by a band, Radiator King embodies the raw energy of punk, the grit and intricacy of delta blues, and the lyrical potency of folk in “songs that are the sonic equivalent to an old whiskey bar at the end of a dirt road.”
A Boston native now hailing from New York, Silvestri has been featured at outlets such as Brooklyn Vegan, Punk News and Daytrotter. His latest Radiator King record was recorded at NYC’s Vibromonk Studios by producer/engineer Jesse Cannon, and features an all-star cast of session players including drummer Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls, NIN, Violent Femmes) and accordion player/keyboardist Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady, World/Inferno Friendship Society). The bulk of the recordings were cut live to tape.
“At the end of the day,” Silvestri says, “I consider myself fortunate to be a musician, to have the opportunity to travel to so many different places and play music for people. I know there’s nothing that I’m owed, but there are still people who will listen, people who open up their homes to you. This gets at the true sense of what music is all about—it brings people together, it helps us connect.”
Today’s EDM scene is a melting pot of sounds, and bassist/producer Alan Goldsher is among the most qualified artists to meld classic jazz music with modern dance grooves. And he’s done just that brilliantly on his forthcoming debut album, “Electronic Dance Mingus” (fall, 2018), a collection of funked-up Charles Mingus covers that run the stylistic gamut from hip-hop to house, from ambient to lounge.
A stalwart of the jazz/hip-hop movement of the 1990s, Alan performed with, among others, Janet Jackson, Questlove, Cypress Hill, Naughty By Nature, and Digable Planets. He was also the house bassist at the legendary New York club Giant Step, where he accompanied Grandmaster Flash, Maceo Parker, and Gang Starr.
As an author, Alan has written 14 books, including the bestselling Beatles/horror mashup “Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion” and the acclaimed jazz study, “Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.”
Alan lives, writes, and makes music in Chicago.