Born Melanie Nichole Halfkenny in Boston, 5ive grew up in the DMV area. 5ive is a singer, songwriter, and actress. 5ive has had a successful run with live performances and radio features all over. 5ive has worked with labels like Empire for distribution and is managed by NousSole Inc a management and investment firm. ‘Put It On You’ is her new single and video available now on all music platforms that is currently trending nationwide! Her new project will drop this summer and make sure to check her out in the hit Universal Pictures movie ‘Queen and Slim’! video
Hey there we’re 8:33. We’re a Chicago-based band from Homewood, IL that originated in the
music department of Homewood-Flossmoor HS. Being appreciators & lovers of various genres,
8:33 is a band that bends, fuses and pulls from different genres/styles of instrumentation at
every turn while still sticking to a Soulful element that lingers somewhere in every track. We
label this distinct style of blend as “Soulful Ignorance”. video
The 25th Hour is an alternative rock band from Lancaster, PA. They love Joni Mitchell. video
Singer-Songwriter Virginia Beach, VA
AC Rigz is a singer-songwriter dedicated to increasing awareness in our world through his music. His unique style incorporates the great sounds of blues, jazz, pop and reggae. His keen ear makes it possible to seamlessly and naturally create and interpret music that feeds the soul in any array of emotion. An all-around musician, he plays the guitar, bass guitar, clarinet and piano. His love for music flows as naturally as it sounds.
Adorns are a Goth/Darkwave band from NYC. video
Trained classically in voice and piano, Pittsburgh native, Anne Eliza, always assumed she’d be performing works by other composers. Songwriting was always a faded dream, but after a decade of addiction problems, she got sober, and in her recovery the songs started to flood out.
She is now working on her first record, drawing inspiration from the variety of artists she grew up listening to like Andrew McMahon, Radiohead, and Whitney Houston. Through her strong, soulful vocals and piano forward ambient pop sound, she shares her story unapologetically with the goal of encouraging others to do the same. video
The Modern Rock quintet has a solid sound that anyone can relate to. Their music speaks to the deepest aspects of your soul with very little effort, listening to them feels natural as if they’ve been the soundtrack of your life all along. You know those songs that get stuck in your head? The kind that you find yourself singing over and over again, the kind that you never get sick of hearing? The band is simultaneously unique and familiar all at once. video
Chan is a Richmond, VA based smooth jazz recording artist. A native of Wilson, North Carolina, William “Chan” Hall
starting playing piano at the age of 15. His first album, “Dreaming Afterdark” gained buzz throughout the mid-Atlantic jazz community. His sophomore album titled “Musical Addiction” created a buzz around the world, reaching International recognition in places such as Italy, England, Germany, and Australia. Chan has shared the stage in various festivals with greats such as, Ramsey Lewis, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Al Jarreu, Gerald Albright and Norman Brown and others! His most recent album titled EnCHANtment” was considered on the 1st round ballots for Grammy nomination of 3 categories of “Best Contemporary Instrumental album”, “Best New Age Album”, “Best Jazz Instrumental Album”. video
Alternative Norfolk, VA
The Daniel Green Show is an international Rock act. Daniel combines his unique voice and powerful guitar to create music that draws its audience into its rock n’ roll dreamscape. Green credits artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Black Crowes and Radiohead with influencing the band’s musical sound. The band has toured The U.S, 3 times. In 2019 the band toured Europe for the first time and played major European capitals. In April of 2018 Green had his first international T.V. performance on i24 NEWS. Songs by the band are on rotation in many Countries. video
It’s not unusual for artists to overcome hardship. But few will ever face obstacles quite as daunting as Darro. In 2017 the pop-punk/alt-rock artist was diagnosed with a brain
tumor. After surgery, and an arduous recovery, he’s made it to the other side, and he’s performing as exuberantly as ever. After gaining attention from his video release “You’re Not Insane,” which exclusively premiered on Billboard, Darro released another track: “Undefined.” These tracks are highlights of his upcoming album Songs Of Recovery. Against all odds, he’s come through his ordeal with his sense of self, and sense of humor, intact. video
Hailing from the hollers and hills of West Virginia, Ducain makes Rock and Roll music for the dusty places of the American South where tradition and progress come to fight. Lost love, envy, family, brawling and repentance are all mentioned here.
Jeremy Sargent writes, sings, and plays with Southern soul, while Austin Lewis fills the spaces with melodic fire. Rich Mills and Jared Holley set the foundation and shake the ground with rolling thunder. The band comes together to labor with one another to create something bigger and better than themselves. video
Coming from a mix of pop-punk, grunge, alternative rock and metal influences, Echo 2 Locate formed to create a unique sound and image. Based out of Maryland, they built a family and a following through their music. The group strives to make every show a true concert filled with a mass amount of energy throughout their performances. They always say the best moments of their lives are spent on stage. Follow with the band on their journey through their first album titled “Misery & Fools Among the Best of Us” and watch the four song storyline begin before the full release of the LP.
“The purpose and goal for this band to bring those who feel alone, a place where they can feel at home.” – Echo 2 Locate video
WHITE AND WILD MEETS BLACK AND MILD! EquallyOpposite are an alternative hip hop duo from Charlottesville Virginia. Compared to the likes of The Gorrilaz, BoneThugs N Harmony, and odd Future, ZacMac And Gordo4sho linked up in 2015, and have made pretty good progress with successful visits to the likes of the New Skool Rules Festival, A3C Festival, Pop Montreal and more! Their chemistry together is flawless when working off each others approach and actions in their music and even better when performing live. With sounds that fuse alternative rock, jazz, trap, R&B, EDM and Future Bass, these two are bound to bring the melodic and chaotic fans together, and show you how opposites attract. video
A Eulogy for Society is a three-piece original band from Baltimore, MD. Drawing from musical influences such as Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, AFI, and Alice in Chains the band creates a unique blend of rock. With captivating melodies and wicked guitar solos, the music takes you back to the good old days of Rock ‘n Roll. The foundation of this trio is Jamie on the drums, Johnny on Vocals/Bass, and John on Vocals/Guitar. Having a unique dual vocal attack, A Eulogy For Society’s music is sure to pull you in and not let go. video
Face Time Police, the genre-defying purveyors of “pop macchiato” present a blend of styles that showcase their own brand of variety with a vision. Made up of Brian and James Serra (founding members), this highly visual and energetic band of brothers defies categorization and delivers songs that are fun and catchy, yet artistic and introspective.
Embracing an adamant DIY ethic towards everything they do, the Serra brothers are responsible for all aspects of their art including: music production, graphic design, and video editing. video
For Lack of a Term is a Yonkers, New York based Alt-Punk quartet known for their unique live sound & energetic performances. Front man Ryan Dempsey & drummer Chris Beairsto have worked together in past projects, shortly after getting together they brought on bassist Arthur Wernham to solidify the band, & most recently added the talent of Conor Cullen on Rhythm guitar. After playing some of the most established venues New York & the surrounding areas have to offer, they just released the sophomore EP “Recalibrate”. video
The Foxfires are a Seagaze band from Nyack, NY formed in 2013. The band has been playing shows extensively across the east coast and Midwest, making their mark on the world with their positive message for four years with their positively charged songs. video
Giles-Kuskey, comprised of singer-songwriters Sarah Giles and Chris Kuskey, is an acoustic duo based in Morgantown, WV. Both halves contribute original material to bring forth a melodic, lyrical, hard-grooving, R&B-infused pop style. Both trade off as lead singer and backup vocalist while Chris provides a rich harmonic backdrop on guitar. Pulling from their eclectic influences of modern R&B-soul, classic jazz, and standard rock, Giles-Kuskey offers a sound that’s equal parts fresh and familiar. While currently collaborating on their next solo records, the duo continues to write and play live as much as the world allows them to do. video
Hearts & Hand Grenades formed at the start of 2019. The focus of this band is to create a fresh breath of hard rock music for all generations of true rock addicts. For a long time now, there has been a giant hole where true hard rock used to live. Hearts & Hand Grenades intends fully on filling that void with some savage rock riffs and extremely powerful deep lyrics! video
Hunnid is an award-winning urban artist, songwriter, producer and engineer with many accolades already under his belt. Continuously raising the bar higher for himself, the one-man army is on a devoted mission to be the voice for those who are often silenced.
“In my time listening to hip hop (since the 1990’s) I’ve not heard anything like Hunnid before. This is a single song called ‘Buss That’ and it has a catchy chorus as it’s just a matter of singing along with ‘Buss that, baby, buss that’ and I feel like it could be a strong radio single in that sense– because it has that pop appeal within the chorus but what it could be compared with in terms of other songs I’ve heard is not so easily defined.” – Raised By Gypsies video
Ipcus Pinecone is the alter ego and newest venture of recording artist Demi Demaree. Best described as Alternative Hip Hop. Psychedelic visuals combined with dramatic beats, poetic lyricism, catchy choruses and veteran showmanship create the total package that is Ipcus Pinecone. Demi (Ipcus Pinecone) has landed two record deals with previous music ventures (Universal Motown in 2006, and Sony in 2013). He has written songs for artist such as Alice Cooper and The Banana Splits. Last summer, he rocked the stage at the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland! Some of the artist he’s opened for include: Sublime, Hed Pe, Authority Zero, Bone Thugs In Harmony, E-40, Busta Rhymes, Tech N9ne, DOPE, Kottonmouth Kings, Twisted, Riff Raff and more. video
Find the courage to speak your truth.
NJ singer-songwriter, Jackie June, channels this guiding principle into her music. June shares her story of apprehension with the world, showing that it’s never too late to leap forward into your truth. “Wildflower”, her 2019 debut EP, finds kinship with the sonically delicate and lyrically poignant pop discographies of artists from Rachel Platten to Sara Bareilles and Adele. June’s infectious refrains and whimsical instrumentation even harken back to the 90s airwaves that inspired her youth. Since the release of her EP, Jackie has opened for 80s pop icon, Tiffany, played her first Sofar Sounds show, released two music videos, and has toured the East Coast. “On the Move”, June’s first new music release since her debut EP, is currently available across all streaming platforms. video
Based in Northern Virginia, singer songwriter Jahnel Daliya brings her unique blend of folk, pop and rock fueled by soulful vocals and songwriting aimed at finding the light in this heavy but beautiful world. Her songwriting journey began late in 2013 which lead her to a series of solo acoustic performances. In June 2017 she released her debut EP “Chase The Moon”, four tracks which play like an introduction to her journey and purpose as an artist. Jahnel recorded and released a full length album in the summer of 2019. It’s an electrified indie rock record of eleven well crafted songs that explore the balance between embracing the carefree spirit of living in the moment and being grounded by love and commitment. video
JONES is a hip-hop artist, singer, songwriter and producer from Chattanooga, TN. His music is available for sale, streaming, and digital download across all platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, AmazonMusic, GooglePlay, YouTube and more. He is featured on 100 Curated Spotify Playlists and has over 200,000 streams of his music and an average of 42,000 listeners per month. JONES makes raw, authentic music to inspire and give hope. video
Joshua’s honest, heartfelt lyrics are a cross between poetry and conversation. His voice has the raspy, soulful quality of Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes) or Seal. The musical style ranges from the loose groove of The Band, to the solid funk of James Brown, to the surgical precision of Death Cab for Cutie. A multi-instrumentalist, Joshua has toured the entire US and beyond. In 2018, Van Ness released his latest solo effort, “Wild” while supporting “The Revivalists”. video
Kris Angelis grew up on a farm in Florida, writing songs and learning to harmonize with her identical twin sister in their treehouse.
Last year she brought her folk/pop/Americana music to all 50 of the United States and was chosen for the Grammy NEXT program. Her latest, That Siren, Hope debuted at #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #79 on the Billboards Top Current Albums chart. Two tracks “I Hope I Never Fall In Love Again” and “Ghost (I’m Alive and Breathing)” were added to rotation on SiriusXM Velvet and the video for the title track was premiered by American Songwriter Magazine. video
Man Made Hills is a folk-rock band, fronted by songwriter, James Carrancio. While playing NYC and Brooklyn classics venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Knitting Factory and Gold Sounds, they’ve also released two full lengths. 2019’s “Hungry Hound” and “Sunset Park” in 2020. video
The industry is aware of the newest wave of artists like Lecrae, Chance The Rapper, J-Cole and NF who are blowing up the national charts with their inspirational, faith-driven content. It’s clear that their music buzzes and labels are searching for the next big artist. Indie rapper, Mike Sarge, has proven early that he can become just that. Mike Sarge is a smooth Hip-Hop artist from Atlanta, GA, currently residing in the Masters city of Augusta, GA. video
Mosquito Cabaret is a folk & world-music sextet hailing from the waters of Norfolk, Virginia. Inspired by groups such as Gogol Bordello, Tom Waits, Golem, Beirut, & Shantel– accordionist Miles Hoyle set out to recruit members for a group whose music would know no borders!
Forming in the summer of 2017 with a melting pot of sonic qualities; Mosquito Cabaret consists of equal parts folk, punk, klezmer, & humppa, while combining characteristics of other European traditions into the mix. video
Mo, short for Morris Safren is a music sensation. He is a musical master, he has studied under some of the best teachers in the world at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. He understands and has a deep love for music. Mo is an artist, performer, producer and philanthropic. Since he could breath his parents have
been instilling good music into his life. Everything from Motown to Led Zeppelin to Chopin. Mo started producing and composing since the age of ten. Music is just something that has no limits to what you can create. One of the main goals he always has on his brain is to create music that move the hearts of men…video
Natalie Farrell is a singer-songwriter from Asbury Park, NJ. She’s known for her powerful, expressive contralto vocals and eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, pop, and rock. Natalie cites diverse influences ranging from Amy Winehouse, to Hayley Williams, Halsey and more. She performed at some of the most historic venues at the Jersey Shore including The Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, and The Saint. Natalie continues to establish a strong aesthetic with pop sensibilities mixed with undeniable soul on her latest single “Glowing” now playing on all music platforms. video
Based in Boston and New York, multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter, Nicolás Emden comes from Osorno, Chilean Patagonia. Living in the U.S since 2014, he has toured through some of the most important cities of the country, Canada and South America. His music explores some traditional South American rhythms, and lyrics that talk about love, nature, and other simple everyday philosophies, questions and challenges.
Picture a soulful and energetic indie folk-rock show, over original South American tunes, in Spanish. video
Rockstar is a Moroccan singer, songwriter, musician and philanthropist, born and living in Casablanca Morocco. He grew up with rock and roll because of his brothers who were in love with Rolling Stones, Scorpions, and Guns ‘n’ Roses …
His music is not like other music, he calls it Marock’n roll (Moroccan American Rock and roll) because it is a mix between American music and Arabic words, taken from his spirit, it talks about peace and love. video
Pop/Singer-Songwriter Bowie, MD
Roquois is an international Singer – Songwriter – Superhero, from Bowie, Maryland. She has performed nationally and internationally in venues and on stages in DC, NY, FL, VA, TX and Tokyo, Japan.
Singer, for her powerhouse vocals & love of music. Songwriter for her love of lyricism and ability to transform her experiences and pure emotion into song. Superhero? Well, Roquois’ love of cosplay and nerd culture speaks for itself. Performances, cosplays, eclectic music… everything is Plus Ultra!
As a Singer & Songwriter Roquois has been blessed to perform overseas and also work with talented musicians with Sony, Def Jam, Universal and more! She was also featured on Trina’s latest album and had her music featured on the hit series Orange is the New Black and The Fosters.
Roquois is also an avid cosplayer and loves all things geek chic who plans to utilize her talents to fuse her love of music and geek fandom to break barriers and have mainstream representation for nerds in music.
Hard work is nothing new to the NYC based trio Running Lights. For the guys, it’s a cornerstone of their upbringing paired with a passion for music.
After years of being students to the game and millions of views for their covers on YouTube, the guys decided to direct full focus on their next steps.
In 2018 they signed a deal with hit-making powerhouse IDAP Music, home to multi-platinum producer/songwriter William Larsen (i.e. Nico and Vinz “Am I Wrong”, Kygo “Stay”). Together they’ve been crafting music that captures the energy, power, and fearless passion of the band’s live show. video
Sara Ontaneda is a singer-songwriter who creates colorful music combining Folk, R&B and South-American rhythms. Her velvet, smooth vocals resonate through powerful lyrics in both Spanish and English. Sara’s music has led her to tour the US as well as South-America, with performances in notable events like SXSW 2016/2018, Musikfest 2017/2018, NAMM Show 2018, among others.
She is the winner of the Richmond Film and Music Festival award for “Best World Music” and also the winner of “Revelation Artist of the Year” at Premios Unidad (New York). She is continuing to perform in events worldwide and preparing a new album for 2020. video
Combining soulful vocals, overdriven guitar riffs, and hypnotic rhythms, Northern Virginia based rock trio Schreiner is a truly unique experience. After nearly two decades of distinguished work in music performance, production, pedagogy, and composition, frontman and multi-instrument virtuoso, John Schreiner along with bassist Jay Glaspy, started their work together in late 2017. Shortly after, they immersed themselves in the writing of their upcoming debut album: Kingdom From. video
SING burst onto the music scene as a solo artist releasing his first single “Don’t Ever” in April of 2018. With an affinity for travel, the Philly native and former lead singer of the R&B group AHMIR, has co-written songs for hometown heroes, Boyz II Men (“As Long As I’m With You”, 2013) and K-Pop group Oh My Girl (“Tic Toc”, 2019)
SING released his debut EP, “Dirty Truth” (April, 2020) which fuses the best elements of Alternative and R&B music. It’s available on all streaming platforms and promises to draw you in and cradle you like a warm cognac. video
Sparky Quano is truly a one man orchestra. This solo guitarist makes his own sounds in real time with inventive looping techniques (without a synthesizer, PC, or rhythm box). Sparky’s combination of bass guitar, drums, and space-sounds radiate from his guitar in a one-of-a-kind unique style that will captivate your senses. Sparky’s music draws from rock, metal, new age, progressive, ambient, improvisation, pop, film music, and more. There is a huge difference between just hearing his music and seeing the performance…and it’s definitely something you don’t want to miss! video
Alternative Norfolk, VA
Spirit Gun is a hard-hitting power trio from Norfolk, VA. The band’s blending of punk-rock energy, gritty garage rock, complex metal timing, and soulful vocals has created a distinctive original sound and a powerful live experience.
Pete Overstreet, lead singer and guitarist, combines soulful vocals with ravishing punk-rock riffs; Stephen Siegel, bassist and backup vocalist, brings a metal-ish twist with fast rhythms and complex fills; and Oren Lev, drummer and backup vocalist, beats the drums with ferocity and precise timing.
Come to the show and see why Spirit Gun has been called one of the best live bands in the city!
Born into a musical family of 4 kids (including a twin brother), Stephen has always been involved with music. Stephen’s unique blend of Americana, pop, and indie folk, helped establish him as a Paste Magazine favorite artist in 2018 during the release of his EP “Fiction”. Following that success, he spent two years on the road, opening shows for Ed Sheeran, The Bundys, Canyon City, William Hinson, and Girl Blue to name a few. After hours of writing in New York and Nashville and some significant media buzz, Stephen released a bundle of new singles in 2019 with more releases planned for 2020. From simple beginnings to a promising songwriter, Stephen Babcock has become a name to watch in music. video
Taller Tales is an alternative rock band hailing from Baltimore, MD known for their infectious melodies and honest, unforgiving lyrics. Drawing influence from bands such as Highly Suspect, Badflower and Foo Fighters, the energetic trio seamlessly bridges the gap between traditional pop elements and visceral rock arrangements. The bands’ debut EP, Kalorama, was released in October, 2019 by Rad.pop Records and has been featured by the likes of Alternative Press, Loudwire and Idobi Radio. The band is currently working on new music while playing shows with bands such as Flor, Fame on Fire, and ISLAND. video
Natives to Tampa Bay, FL, Television Supervision is power-pop band expanding across the entire spectrum of rock and alternative music. Known for their stage presence, affinity for memorable hooks, and their unmatched ability to lay down tracks of all genres, Television Supervision has hit the ground running after signing with indie label Standby Records in the summer of 2019.
Their hit singles “Gimme a Girl” and “Volcano” helped set the tone for the release of their debut album “Waldo” in January of 2020. The band’s concept to have at least one track for every listener to love has been realized. Consisting of fourteen songs, “Waldo” is a true full-length LP and has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. video
Tesuque Revolt is a hi-energy Electro-Border-Pop trio born while riding waves in San Diego’s Pacific Ocean. Hailing from Chile, New Mexico and California, the band is characterized by a unique stage arrangement where all members stand stage front with contraptions of lights, stands and pedals. They loop guitar riffs and vocal melodies, and trigger samples in an energetic physical delivery that combines catchy songs with a masterful precision of their instruments. Their sound is a blend of pop / rock, Latin techno and reggae cumbia-dub. video
Mark McRae has been making music for over 2 decades. His newest music project is a fresh sound that is an ode to many genres of music. Under the moniker, Tommy Positivity and social tag @tpd4life lives a movement that does not believe in labels and restrictions of the physical superficial world. Tommy Positivity aspires to do performances that trigger life-changing concerts and powerful displays of the supersonic excellence promoting pro-social behaviors whilst creating music with a higher purpose.
The world is full of music to simply entertain. TPD4Life means “Total Positivity for life”! Tommy P aims to inspire and get people thinking at the same time. Driving beats, with melodic, moody melodies, lyrics that are more than just words and goals that do not involve typical artist novelties. All lyrics avoid vulgar explicit lyrics yet target the same crowds. Aiming for crowds that want more out of their music! video
Got songs? Got harmonies? Got fun and unbridled enthusiasm? Then you’ve got The Wag! Hailing from the Bayshore area of New Jersey, this 4-piece unit has been entertaining and moving audiences for over 20 years but still sounds as fresh as it did on day one! With 4 alternating lead vocalists, catchy melodies, and sophisticated harmonies, they will take you on a journey of pop rock delight!
“If the Beatles and the Cowsills got it on backstage at Ed Sullivan, The Wag would totally be their love child.” -Wil Wheaton (Actor, Author) video
Wild Planes is a rock/pop band based out of New York consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Kris Carmello, Bassist Jimmy “Ray” Hoag, and Drummer Andre Jevnik. Being labeled as a “wild” band with an unmatched energy and a big personality, Wild Planes is on the rise, fusing Rock ‘n’ Roll and Pop.
The instant chemistry between between the members of Wild Planes is what makes the band such a contagious good time. The fellas have been inseparable and unstoppable since their first rehearsal together in January of 2016.
The band has spent the past three years touring the East Coast and Midwest of the United States. Notable shows consists of opening for CeeLo Green and being featured on “Good Morning America” with Ginger Zee.
”You guys are the Duran Duran of our time”
– Don Jameson (That Metal Show, Sirius XM) video
Alt/Pop/Singer-Songwriter Mars, PA
Rooted in alternative rock, dipped in coffee-shop acoustic, a dash of grunge with a smooth melodic finish, Wojo’s music explores progressive new territory of his songwriting, incorporating elements of dance music, pop, metal, and psychedelia. Drawing from experience and observation, his introspective lyrics cover topics ranging from personal and artistic growth under constraints of society/popular culture to relationship ideals and failings to struggles with external & internal demons. Despite the abundance of heavy subject matter, Wojo is able to leverage his craft to show us there’s a beauty in the sadness, poetically and passionately.