Shea Chambers

The music industry first stopped to take notice, while Chambers was recording a demo CD of songs written by such artists as, Brenda Russell, Bryan Adams and Leon Ware. Upon hearing this demo, Barry White decided he wanted to produce [then known as] Sheilah Chambers. Her performance on the title track, “Endless Love,” written and produced by Lionel Ritchie, gave her national acclaim in the recording industry. She has graced the stages and studios around the world, and performed with top legendary performers such as Mariah Carey; Elton John; Chaka Khan; Kenny G; Brian McKnight; Michael Bolton; Julian Lennon; Ellis Hall; Boney James; Mindi Abair; Sheila E; Billy Preston; Prince; Sting; Sheryl Crow; Billy Idol; Slash; Sam Kinison; Stevie Wonder; Bruce Springteen; Greg Allman; Bonnie Raitt; Herbie Hancock; Brian Culbertson; Everette Harp; Al Di Meola; Kenny Loggins; Gary Busey; Alan Hewitt; Maysa; Don Henley; Bruce Hornsby, and Joe Walsh.

Now as a solo artist, Shea gained International recognition with her smooth jazz single “Kiss Me With Your Eyes,” through major radio airplay in Portugal, UK, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Austria, Argentina, and Mexico, where she ranked as high as #1 on their charts. The single and the entire pop/r&b/jazz collection titled “Shea” is available in over 300 online/digital stores worldwide, including online giants, iTunes, Amazon and Verizon, through TYAD Music Group Distribution.

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
Nominated for “Best New Artist” by NARAS/Grammy for February 2011.
Nominated for duet with Jose Feliciano “Best R&B/Blues Performance By A Duo

Preston Glass

Preston Glass (born January 9, 1960) is an American songwriter and producer. Preston has written and produced a series of songs which have made it to the top of the music charts including Miss You Like Crazy performed by Natalie Cole and Who’s Zoomin’ Who by Aretha Franklin.[1] He also produced the 1987 solo album “Love For What It Is” by Anita Pointer, member of pop/R&B group The Pointer Sisters. As a successful commercial songwriter/producer, Preston Glass has few equals, and fewer who surpass. BMI tallies 567 fanglasstic titles, so the bar is high and still rising. Glass, of New Orleans musical heritage, also teaches music, as did his grandfather and mother. Through UCLA he offers Glassology to a savvy generation of tin pan hopefuls, as he gladly shares his tricks and trademarks. Truly the renaissance writer/producer, he ably performs his own musical tracks, arranges, mixes, and writes lyrics and melodies.

Forging hit after illustrious hit, Professor Glass often gleans the best from himself in collaborations. His inspired #1 SMASH, “Miss You Like Crazy”, paired him with Michael Maser and Gerry Goffin. Their Natalie Cole recording garnered the coveted BMI Million-Air Award, and keeps on going….He also penned the Glassic Million-Air, “Don’t Make Me Wait For Love” for Kenny G, another evergreen. Glass’s glistening production is also imprinted on G’s breakout landmark, “Song Bird”. Earth, Wind & Fire strode to #1 on his “System Of Survival” production. A third Million-Air Award was bestowed on Aretha Franklin’s “Who’s Zoomin’ Who”, a co-write with Narada Michael Walden. Additional BMI Awards were lauded on his glassical cuts, “Jimmy Lee”/Aretha and “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”/Jermain Stewart. In Europe, Glass is recognized by his Brit Awards Song Of the Year nominated “Sweetness”, a #1 UK hit for Michelle Gayle.

In Film and television exploitations, “Acapulco Heat” used Glassophonic music recurrently. “Big Bully”, starring Tom Arnold and Rick Moranis, utilizes the Glassingle, “You Were My 911”. The Showtime movie, “Right Connections” features five shards of Glass, with “Night Vision” spinning three. The newly released “Down ‘N Dirty” soundtrack LP serves up seven songs while Glass co-produced the entire album. His “Shout Of The Streets” is the closing theme of “Original Gangstas”. Additional film and TV producers that have gone to Glass for cuts include, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, and Jeff Franklin.

Recent chart action proves that Glass is truly Mr. Eveready. The Brian Culbertson/Atlantic Top 10 LP, “Somethin’ ‘Bout Love” features the smooth-as-Glass track “Sittin'” Back” and has charted for 45+ weeks. Glass is Top 10, again, by Norman Conners/Capitol-Right Stuff on his “Eternity ” LP with the Glass-penned single, “You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore”. Yet another new face Glassed up in lights, the hip-hop/top 40 pop act, SOULDECISION, bubbled up to #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers with the LP “No One Does It Better”. The LP features chiseled Glass on, “Feelin’ You”. With Christina Aguilera and N’Sync tours rolling for the newcomers, they are bound to bubble higher.

Nu Skool Joyntz from Professor Glass include theme work and music supervision for an animation by Hand In Hand Productions, “The Ironheads”, and a Bryville Productions work, “High Caliber”, by scriptwriter, Gerard Brown (“Juice”). Continuing to Glassify soundtracks, Glass provided music, production, and supervision on the Narcissistic Films feature, “That Summer In LA” slated to street in Fall 2001. Due to out soon, as well, are numerous Glass produced songs with The Dells and Freda Payne. New tracks are under construction with The Natural Four and a three-peat by the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire.

Onaje

Born in Harlem and raised in Queens, Onaje started playing piano at age 7. He graduated from Manhattan’s High School of Music and Art as well as SUNY at Fredonia.
In 1971, a gig with master guitarist Kenny Burrell at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit led to recording and sideman gigs with such artists as Norman Connors, Buster Williams, Cecil McBee, Betty Carter and Nat Adderley. He spent 2 years as pianist, composer, arranger in the band led by the late, great trumpeter Woody Shaw.
As a producer/arranger/pianist, Onaje has worked with other artists such as , Billy Cobham, Kevin Eubanks, Will Downing, Angela Bofill, and Cassandra Wilson. Producer of debut albums for vocalists Vanessa Rubin and Gregory Generet and for bassist Kenny Davis whose album featured among others, Geri Allen, Javon Jackson, Billy Kilson and Don Byron.
Signature arrangements: Woody Shaw(Rosewood),Phyllis Hyman(Betcha By Golly Wow and The Answer is You) and for Stanley Jordan(The Lady in My Life).
Solo projects include “Onaje” (Steeplechase – 1976/1995), “That Special Part of Me” (MCA/Zebra – 1988), “Dare to Dream (MCA/Zebra – 1991)”, “Return to Form” (Half Note – 2003), “Remember Their Innocence” (Ejano – 2005), “Sack Full of Dreams” (18th & Vine – 2007) which was a Jazz Improv Magazine pick amongst best albums of 2007 and “Just Like Yesterday” (Pony Canyon – 2010).Onaje composed, arranged and performed the original score for the 1994 Showtime Network film, “Override”, directed by actor/producer Danny Glover. He composed the score for an indie film entitled “Indelible”. Onaje also has gained a lot of satisfaction as one of the instructors at the prestigious Litchfield Jazz Camp in Kent, CT.
Onaje is the featured pianist on Avery Sharpe’s albums, “Dragonfly”(2005), “Legends and Mentors”(2008), “Autumn Moonlight”(2009),”LIVE”(2010), “Running Man” (2011) and Sojourner Truth, Ain’T I A Woman” (2012).
Onaje’s concert presentation called ” New Vintage” features an eclectic performance of Straightahead and Contemporary Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, Spoken Word, vocals, instrumentals and in some cases, dance movement. He had a very successful one night engagement at the BAM Cafe in April of 2013. He returned for 2 very successul nights in January of 2014.
Onaje composed and performed an original solo piano score for a dance commissioned by NY Live Arts and choreographed by Ms Dianne McIntyre in tribute to a week long retrospective of writer James Baldwin April 26th and 27th of 2014.
A new solo piano project( actually a never released project from 1985) based on the music of the late, great drummer, composer Ron Shannon Jackson has been released on his Ejano imprint in 2014.
Onaje is a 2006 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Jazz Artist for his album, “Remember Their Innocence”.

Melissa B

Melissa B. is an American recording artist,songwriter,and a rising star in the global music scene. Her music is energetic, and international,blending the best of the Gritty Glam Pop,Club, and even that classic live band feeling. While Melissa is a girl geek by day, she’s a powerhouse singer and actor,with an undeniable talent for crafting melodic,catchy pop songs.

Being introduced to the industry from young, Melissa’s style has evolved to be interchangeable; she can successfully represent any genre of music and bring to you a versatile artist. Singing professionally since the age of 5, Melissa has been pursuing a career in music for almost her entire life. Her creative strengths sprung from a musical family with talents including her Aunt, Grammy Award-winning singer, and multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, Dawnn Lewis.

Since high school Melissa began playing shows in her hometown of Newport News, VA and gained a substantial following. This inspired her to m​ove to NYC to pursue her music career full throttle. She’s made many leaps and bounds, performing legendary venues like the Bitter End, Village Underground and being on FOX as an “American Idol”, contestant and getting radio-play internationally.

Melissa is also an activist with her non-profit organization “Girl Geek Dinners NYC” where she helps young women get inspired about computer science and technology.

Expect big things to come from this pint-size beauty with the big voice.

John Mcnamara Australian Blues

John McNamara

BIO

“Soulful is rather an understatement… Listeners were hypnotised into silence by his raw rustic tone… A beautiful purity to his voice.” BroadWay Baby -Edinburgh 2012

“An Exceptional musical experience… I felt nothing but a sense of privilige… A Deeply Satisfying show.” – Three Weeks Edinburgh 2012

“Masterful Blues Guitar was Brilliant and Blisteringly fast…Resonant & Powerful\.” – Rip It Up Adelaide fringe 2013

“Exciting Blues… The Audience was mesmerized.” -Rip It Up 2014

Australian Soul/Blues artist John McNamara will release his debut album mid 2014.

Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John Delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery Blues and Slick Guitar Playing making John McNamara the new artist to watch on the blues scene.

John has worked as a Guitarist for local and international acts and appeared on programs such as Chanel 10’s ‘The Morning Show’ , Rage & MTV. Opening for acts such as Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jon Stevens, Rick Price, Diesel, Shannon Knoll, Russell Morris aswell as touring with Mr. Big Vocalist Eric Martin.
John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his guitar playing and powerful voice. With a style and delivery that stays authentic to it’s roots.

In Less than 2 years on the Blues scene John has Wowed Audiences and critics world wide. With 2 successful Edinburgh Fringe Festivals under his belt (2012 & 2013) Two Tours of Germany and a Tour of Singapore and Malaysia!

John is also becoming a regular on the Aus Blues scene, Playing Festivals and shows all over the country showcasing his unique talents.

“So much Soul and Edge for a young Man. If you put Jonny Lang, Chris Robinson , Diesel and perhaps Me in a blender you’ll get a powerful cocktail for sure. But nothing will prepare you for the new taste of old soul that is John McNamara.” – ERIC MARTIN (Mr. big vocalist.)

Jemson Green

Jemson Green entered the Irish music scene with their high-profile support performance to Serj Tankian (System of a Down) in the Ambassador Theatre, Dublin. The band features Ronan Power, Shane Mason, Conor Dempsey, Bambi Morrissey and Eddie Mann. The five-piece have developed their sound into what is now recognised as one of the finest examples of contemporary rock music in Ireland. Their diverse influences created a unique sound that escaped the stagnancy of the Irish rock scene. As a result they have moulded their modern rock music with a sense of danger and beauty that’s been missing for far too long. Their explosive yet gorgeous début single ‘Growing Stranger’ “is as compelling and irresistible a rocker you’ll hear all year”

– Hotpress Magazine
With their reputation as an electrifying live band, Jemson Green are gaining popularity with ever-increasing requests for ‘Growing Stranger’’ on domestic and international stations.

Their musical style has been described as “an Irishman’s interpretation of a 20-year-old American sound”
– Galway Independent

Jemson Green are currently recording their début album which is due for release in Fall 2014.

Jemson Green’s popularity has been growing steadily. In 2013, they supported both The Riptide Movement and The Minutes, also travelling to London to play two headline shows as well as support dates around Northern Ireland for Australian rock band Acca/Dacca.

In 2013, Jemson Green were named as Artist of the Month by Music Review Unsigned (www.musicreviewunsigned.com), including a full feature interview and front cover of MRU Magazine. In the same month they stunned crowds as they performed in Dublin’s Vicar Street alongside Bipolar Empire, Keywest, Paddy Casey, Walking on Cars and The Enemies in aid of Comic Relief.

Their live shows included sold-out support performances for Kerbdog and the Alabama 3 as well as headlining the Music Review Unsigned Live Launch Party.

Jemson Green have shown what they’re made of, playing their own headline shows in both Whelan’s of Wexford Street, Dublin, and Monroe’s Venue, Galway. They topped off a year of whirlwind success by being named ‘Wild Turkey Whiskey Live Band 2013′ last November.

With their upcoming album eagerly anticipated by fans, Jemson Green are a force to be reckoned with. Delivering exhilarating, heart-pumping, honest rock music, this is a band that will leave you crying for more.

“’Raged’ is a killer ballad which oppositely to its sound is a big, screaming siren that this is a band to watch”
– Hotpress Magazine

“The only time I felt devastated during this song was when I realised I hadn’t got long hair and could not headbang properly to its exhilarating, guitar squealing, riff rocking, symbol crashing brilliance”
– Music Review Unsigned

“’Who Am I’ reaffirms Jemson Green as a strong contender in Irish unsigned music. They are back stronger and more powerful than ever before, with an upcoming album now highly anticipated by fans worldwide.”
– The Guardian

Grady Harrell Vegas Entertainer

Through combining his talents in singing, dancing, and acting, Grady Harrell II has had numerous opportunities to work with a variety of well known music artists, land acting roles on television, while at the same time recording and performing as a solo artist. His years of experience in the music business began at the age of 9 when he began to teach himself to sing while looking up to his role model Smokey Robinson.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Grady Harrell was born into a musical family where singing was (and still is) a way of life. His mother, Evelyn Harrell, (a singer as well) was in the group Friends of Distinction while his grandmother, Essie King, was a “classical singer/teacher”. Grady persisted in sharpening his vocal skills, and at twelve years old he formed a group called Young Gents. He also formed a very popular group called Papa’s Results while he was in high school. This group (which also included his sister Rocq-e) remained active for over a span of more than six years. They soon gained opportunities to work with artist such as Shalamar and The Whispers just to name a few.
Grady Harrell’s stamina, talent, and love for music are strongly evident through his three solo albums: “Mwana” (1985) on Solar/MCA Records, “Come Play with Me” (1989) on RCA Records, and “Romance Me” (1990) on RCA Record. In recent years, he has done tours in Europe with his sister Rocq-E, as leading vocalist in a Motown/Atlantic theater production called “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” He usually makes appearances in Holland several months per year where the fans are
very welcoming and are more than appreciative of his soulful singing.
Currently Grady Harrell is in the process of recording a new album for Cliff Hanger Records where
Chris Dixon, C.E.O. of the record label, is producing the album.
In 1991 Grady Harrell was offered the role of Sam Cooke in the “Jerry Jonas Stage Play”, another
Saturday Night in which he played alongside Lawanda Page. And in 1992, Jermaine Jackson chose
Grady Harrell personally to play the Legendary Singer Jackie Wilson in the acclaimed “The Jacksons
an American Dream”. Grady went on to star in numerous stage productions in Hollywood and overseas.
In addition, in 2004 Grady Harrell got the chance to travel the world singing on stage with the legendary
singer Patti LaBelle.
Grady Harrell is currently touring with The Groove City Band/f Grady Harrell at a theater near you!

Claire Vandiver


About Me

Music is something that’s always been apart of my life. I was born In Nashville Tn, surrounded by music at a young age. My father is a musician and has played a big role in my music development. I started singing as a young girl and always knew it was my passion. Currently I live in Florida playing shows, writing and recording. I’m excited for you all to follow my musical journey and keep in touch as I conquer my dreams.

– Claire

Charlie Gangi

Charlie Gangi is a Florida native musician and competition surfer with a wide range of influences. Charlie blends alternative, reggae, Rock, and country into a soulful original sound. Charlie has been a front-man for several bands whose genres are as eclectic as his influences, contributing to his unique sound. With “Re-form”, Charlie toured the country selling thousands of copies of their original alternative music, “Big Sissy” quickly became an event and festival favorite performing a blend of classic rock, country and southern rock, and currently Charlie’s focus lies with “Gnarlstarz”, another original project with its roots in the sand featuring a mellow reggae sound. Charlie is a performer who loves what he does and his passion for music can be heard in every note.

Anthony Acosta

Anthony “The Antman” Acosta

Comedian/ Writer/ Actor and Voted “Top Performer” for Cruise Lines

Taking dysfunctional family life to dizzying new heights, Anthony “The Ant-man” Acosta describes a universal home life all of us can hysterically relate to in one way or another.

A celebrated stand-up veteran of the New York comedy scene, and a favorite on the comedy circuit, Anthony’s had a showcase on Showtime’s Latino Laugh Festival and Comic Relief. That was closely followed by a guest spot on BET’s Comic View and appearances on the television shows Comedy Picante and The DVD release of The Comedy Jump Off.

Performing in theaters and arenas across North America since his early twenties, the wildly popular Anthony has opened for comedy superstars such as: Andrew “Dice” Clay, Lisa Lampanelli, and Eddie Griffin, among others.

Currently touring on the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet, Anthony has been named one of cruise lines “Top 5 Performers.” Never one to drop anchor in just one place, Anthony has numerous writing credits ranging from animation and print, to commercial work. He has been a writer/creator of a popular animated series Lugar Heights featured on Galavision and MTV.

And he’s hard at work on his new animated series named “Ship Happens”, which is being tagged as the next “Simpsons.”

His animated, character-based humor, with a dash of good old New York attitude, draws from his family and unique up-bringing–resulting in sidesplitting routines.

A steady gig at the Comic Strip Live (home of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Adam Sandler) where he was billed as the “The Ant-man,” gave him a comedy catapult. He created a set that was both engaging and visual. Consequently, Anthony has headlined in nearly every major comedy club on the East and West coasts.

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