OConn is an American Pop/Rap Music Artist whose unique style and different sound provides a good vibe with catchy lyrics and melodies. He started writing and recording music at the age of 16 in his bedroom where his dream began to take shape. His passion was fueled by his brother Ryan who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 2007. After his brothers passing, he dedicated his pursuit of a music career to him. OConn didn't share his music with the world until after he graduated High School in 2008. Shortly after graduating, he went on to land the opening gig for many national acts including Mario, Snoop Dogg, and Wiz Khalifa. During this timeline he performed at colleges, bars, and local venues. At the age of 20, he was invited to go and live with a DJ in New York to work on a project. This DJ had some previous success and OConn saw this as an opportunity to grow. After only staying for a few weeks, he decided that it wasn't the best place for him. OConn packed his bags and moved back home. After the short stint in NY, he released a mixtape that was featured on Datpiff.com that was well received with a 90% like rating. Throughout the years, he has continued to make music while dealing with many life struggles. His goal is to spread love and positivity to the world and he hopes that he can do that for YOU.
It's no secret that William Nesmith's got a passion for crafting pop hits. From inspiring ballads to bubbly bops, he uses his impressive vocal range and unique registers to paint a spectrum of emotions.
William is a Carolina native, MBA grad and classically trained pianist. His music comes from a real place, full of true experiences and raw feelings. He seems to evoke an enduring optimism-even in his darkest songs while taking listeners on a ride they'll never want to get off.
Brice Parker is a singer-songwriter based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has been writing songs and playing guitar for over a decade. Considering himself a "one-man band," Brice utilizes a loop pedal to perform unique covers and energetic originals at your favorite, hip southern digs, bars and restaurants around the Charlotte area and beyond. Brice's bright personality and humble spirit liven up any space,for performances that are enjoyed by just about anyone. "Small Dreams," Brice's first album release distributed in 2018, building a reputation in the area as a rising artist. Brice has since released "one" - an album encompassing influences of pop, alternative rock and even spoken word to bridge gaps amongst genres and establish his individual artistry.
Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Chunky Daddy is your Hunky, Chunky, Funky Party Band! From Corporate Events, Private Parties, Festivals and Weddings, Chunky Daddy is bound to bring the diversity of the band to your event. With a playlist ranging from the 60's to today, there is something for every guest at your event. 5 piece band with 3 vocalists, sax, keys, guitar, bass, & drums.
It all started on Christmas day in 1966 when Randy was just six years old. His parents gave him a guitar and he was completely surprised because he did not ask for one. He did not know that this single event would lead him to being in five bands, making six albums, and doing countless shows. Randy is currently working on a new album and already has two songs completed, Anywhere You Go and the other Constellation Prize. He is thinking of naming the album "Restless Guitar Syndrome." Before he releases the full album, he will be releasing single versions along the way, something he has not done before. He expects to release the album sometime in 2017.
The Wormholes are an electro-alternative trio formed in 2011, from Charlotte, North Carolina. The band consists of multi-instrumentalists and visual artists, Ben Verner, Chris Dameron, and Chris Walters. As self-proclaimed ""Ambassadors of Cosmic Propaganda"", The Wormholes' name speaks to their live show experience, which has the power to transport minds to a more present realm, where the illusion of ego is shattered.
Blending spacey vocals, guitars, bass, and drums with synthesizers and sequencers, The Wormholes experimental vibe is a tasty blend of heavy, melodic, and mellow. Combined with their visual aesthetic of black light reactive art, lasers/lights, and fog effects, the band is known for curating an experience that is truly unique.
The Catalinas began in 1957 and celebrates their 60 Anniversary in 2017! The bands popularity is based primarily in southeastern US, however, The Catalinas music is played on radio stations in the UK, Greece and Australia to name a few. Known for their quality, tight sound and energy onstage, they are one of the "in demand" groups for city festivals and private parties, always playing a variety of music that suits all ages. Though known for Beach Music, regionally and nationally for the mega hit "Summertime's Callin' Me", they play all styles to a high standard of excellence. "Summertime's Callin' Me" has become the anthem of North and South Carolina beach goers as they struggle through the winter waiting on summer to arrive.
Close your eyes and listen... Is that Taylor Swift or Bruno Mars playing your party? Who invited Justin Timberlake? This is what happens when RadioJacks takes the stage. You see, the songs that are just making the charts are already part of RadioJacks set. With uncanny accuracy, this band delivers today's top 40 so close to the original that you will think you have the original artist right there with you. Now open your eyes and see the dynamic, youthful energy of a band that is custom-made to take your party over the top. Featuring two amazing lead singers, RadioJacks is incredibly flexible. From the power pop of Maroon 5 to the dance-driven Lady Gaga, this six-piece band sparkles with both style and sound.
Matt Stratford got his start playing shows in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C., before moving south in 2008 to become one of the most sought after musicians in the Charlotte-Metro area. With the perfect blend of classically trained vocals and years of experience, Matt is sure to make your event memorable. He excels no matter what the venue, ranging from small intimate settings to entertaining large crowds at festivals and events. His song list is influenced by different genres such as Pop, Soul, Classic Rock, Country and Top 40 tunes, tailored by you, to add a personal touch to your event.
StellaRising, a female fronted band formed in Charlotte, NC brings captivating sounds and authentic mixture of radio-friendly original rock/pop songs and energetic covers fused with rock, pop, funk, blues, reggae, and ska. Formed in 2009, the acoustic duo quickly made its mark on audiences and musicians alike in Charlotte and surrounding areas. With decades of experience combined, Stella's live performance showcases each member's talents, whether it's catchy hooks or outstanding musicianship. This five-piece can customize a versatile songlist to fit any event ranging from full electric to acoustic shows. This group is making their mark, so you don't want to miss out on Stella as they rise to the top. Their debut EP titled 'Motion' recorded at Knothole Recording Studios in Waxhaw, NC was released in August 2011. They followed up with a sophomore EP recorded at GAT 3 Studios in Charlotte, NC titled 'Karma' in the late fall of 2013.
30 Year Sick is breaking down the stereotype of female-fronted bands. Their songs blur the lines between genres and shatter preconceived ideas of electronic music.
Will C. Wilder is the main songwriter and the core of the band, and he is able to play any instrument needed including, but not limited to, guitar, synths and drums. Akmeraj Niroc writes the lyrics and vocal melodies. The songs are filled out with basslines by Jim Goodman and synths by Sarah Hudson. Will, Niroc and Jim started playing together in 2003, and have played multiple national tours in the US supporting acts such as My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Hanzel Und Gretyl, and Pigface.
"Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ellie grew up loving to sing in choir and to listen to her father play guitar. Ellie began performing solos in her elementary school choirs at a young age, and fell in love with learning to play guitar at the age of 10. After taking years of lessons and continuing to sing in choir and school musicals, Ellie decided to combine her two talents into one passion for performing.
In 2017, Ellie has become a singing sensation in the Charlotte area, and continues to perform all over the Carolinas. Her sound is best described as acoustic soulful pop, with influences from artists such as Taylor Swift, Adele, and Colbie Caillat. Ellie is currently working on an album of all original music, to be released later this year in December 2017, with an album release show at the Evening Muse on Saturday, December 30 (see Upcoming Concerts for details)."
Roy Daye, Jr., (RDJ) singer/performer/musician, who started singing publicly at the ripe old age of 5 in church every Sunday evening at his home church in Statesville, NC. The song was always the same, "Number 2, I Know That My Redeemer Lives". He would say that and proceed to lead as his church family readied their books to sing and follow along as if they didn't know what song he was going to sing. Stage fright left this kid at an early age as he continued to perform in school plays, oratorical contest and continued his musical education in the church and school's choir.
Jettison Five was created out of a 7 piece variety band. Dan Warren (vocals/guitar) and Jason Fava (guitar/vocals) wanted a simpler laid back gig where they could engage with the crowd and just have fun. Since they are a two man acoustic duo they...jettisoned (did without) five of the members so that is how they got their name. Jettison Five performs anything from Dave Matthews, John Mayer to Pearl Jam, STP to Lynrd Skynrd, John Cougar to Garth Brook, Zac Brown Band and even Marvin Gaye, Wild Cherry.
Sofie is a 15 year old who loves singing and playing music, especially with a crowd. She plays electric/acoustic guitar, ukulele, and bass. She has sang and played for schools, is a lead singer and guitarist for the band at her local church, and she will sing for just about anyone who's willing to listen! She also experiments playing several different types of genres.
"Arsena Schroeder is an independent recording artist with soul and pop influences. Based out of Charlotte, NC, Arsena took the leap as a full-time artist in 2012 after playing the local and regional scene. Her first recording, The Abundantly EP was recorded in 2012 and produced with fellow college alumni, Brandon Snow. The 4-song project was a mix of songs written during Schroeder's college years."
"I'm a full-time professional musician and have been so for more than 40 years - 30 of those years in Charlotte NC - averaging 150-200 performances per year. I have a Music Performance Degree in Classical Guitar and Voice and I've been voted "Best Local Acoustic" musician by Charlotte's Best magazine. Although I play a traditional classical guitar and use classical technique, my repertoire is weighted by Jazz standards, classic mellow Pop (James Taylor, Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Chet Atkins...), Bossa Nova and Classical music. I can perform all instrumental pieces or a combination of vocal and instrumental selections. Although my repertoire is diverse, my sound is mellow and best-suited for easy-listening venues and events. I also send out a monthly e-newsletter which lists the venues and events at which I perform.
I have received accolades from:
The Charlotte Observer; Creative Loafing Weekly; Charlotte Taste Magazine; Charlotte Monthly Magazine; City of Charlotte NC; Vineyard Gazette, Martha's Vineyard MA; WCNC TV; WBT & WFAE Radio; Mint Museum Uptown; Charlotte's Arts & Science Council; Sound Amazing Studio, Charlotte NC; Southern Shows; Hensley Fontana Public Relations & Marketing, Charlotte NC; King & Spalding (International Law Firm); Stonebridge Church Community...I also have received 5-star ratings from Gigmasters.com (and their Rapid Responder Badge) and WeddingWire.com (online booking agencies).
Amongst my performances of note, I performed with former musical director and arranger of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis at a Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend event, hosted by former Duke and NBA basketball player, Mike Gminski; at another Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend wine dinner hosted by renowned author John Grisham (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Rainmaker...); at a private event for Fortune 500 company Sonic Automotive and CEO Bruton Smith, and at a gala wine dinner at the home of former Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers, John Fox. I've appeared on NBC affiliate station WCNC TV's Charlotte Today show, WBT TV's Morning Show and John Hancock Show, WFAE-FM's Charlotte Talks with host Mike Collins, and I've performed as prelude act for The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra more than twenty times for Summer Pops concerts. In 2012, I performed in concert on Martha's Vineyard, MA with Arnold McCuller, a world-renowned vocalist who has performed and recorded with James Taylor for the past thirty years, and has also worked with Phil Collins, Lyle Lovett, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Bette Midler, Lionel Ritchie..."