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Eddie Eyeball is widely known for unabashedly “bringing the heat”, typically flying in off the top rope, eyes ablaze and in full war paint, ready to deliver a sonic tsunami-sized wallop of low end thump that’ll knock your ironic ass from here to tomorrow and pronto. This devilishly handsome hombre will shoot now and maybe ask some questions later, much later.
The de-facto "musical honcho" of alternative rap band 2 Skinnee J’s, this bass player, songwriter, producer and all-around idea man has performed, written, and collaborated with a wide range of musical artists including Ginger Wildheart, Gordon Gano, Valley Lodge, Vic Thrill, and The Infantiles, and has backed Jenny Lewis, Har Mar Superstar, Bridget Everett among many others in concert. Most recently, his band Valley Lodge’s song “Go” is the theme song for HBO’s Last Week with John Oliver, and he wrote the pilot theme song for Nick Jr.’sTeam Umizoomi.
Mr Wright, or more formally Jason Anthoney Wright, was born in Nottingham, UK. Armed with four and half octaves, he powers from low to high with the ease of a smile on his face. Jason's passion for music has seen him work with many leading musicians. He lent his voice to the Grammy award winning duo Basement Jaxx Kish Kash album and has successfully released material of his own in the UK. Reaching both recording and album of the week many times, his sound epitomizes legends of the smooth soul era like Al Green, Curtis Mayfield and Luther Vandross. Radio hits like “Reset 2 Zero”, “I Wud If I Cud” and “ No Me Without You” will have your feet stomping, head nodding and hands clapping.
Always writing new material, Jason is currently in the States recording new tracks with top production talents such as Peter Bliss, David Maurice, DJ Journey and Tramp & Precise. He is also taking time out of the studio to play select shows in America. This man commands the stage and isn’t to be missed. Check out www.OfficialMrWright.com for more Mr Wright.
A Boston and New York based, Honduran American violinist, Marissa Licata, is a star powerhouse soloist. Her electrifying passion and vibrant presence have been featured on international and world-renowned stages. With over 15 years of classical violin training, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory, Marissa proved her natural versatility on her very first audition for Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull – winning the lead violin spot on his 2006 US tour. She would go on to join Jethro Tull for 5 more international tours.
Marissa quickly became high in demand as both a featured soloist and recording artist. In the years from 2007 – 2011, Ms. Licata collaborated on projects and performed on national and international tours with Alicia Keys, Ben Harper, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Gloria Estefan, Pras of the Fugees, Jermaine Paul, Elle Varner, Gaby Wilson, and many more.
Producer Journey has stamped his indelible imprint on the music scene in more ways than one. Aside from scoring films such as Selena Blake's powerful documentary Taboo Yardies or RenÃ©e Domenz's short film We Could All Die Alone Together, Journey has also collaborated with the likes of rap supergroup Public Enemy, rapper Sean Scott, electro/rock group Purple Tree Project, genre defying group KB Jones & The Kontraband, and many more.
From humble beginnings in his native Chicago, to DJ'ing for the likes of ESPN's ESPY Awards, Journey's productions draw from a long history of successful music making. Well-known on the high profile event circuit, Journey has worked with A-listers such asThe International Emmys, national entertainment and nightlife titans such as theTAO/The Strategic Group (LAVO, PH-D, Marquee, Avenue), The Gerber Group (Stone Rose, W Hotel properties) and The Standard Hotel, to name a few.
Journey's diverse musical expertise has also been highly sought after by well-known brands ranging fromAdidas to Mercedes-Benz, MTV, Diesel and Microsoft and has worked alongside a diverse many artists including Tiesto, Diplo, Major Lazer, ?uestlove, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki, Paul Oakenfold, DJ D-Nice and many more.
An American jazz bassist. He plays both electric bass guitar and upright bass and currently plays in the Saturday Night Live Band. Genus has performed as a session musician and sideman throughout his career, with an impressive list of artists with whom he has worked.
Genus was born in Hampton, Virginia. He began on guitar at age six and switched to bass at 13. He studied at Virginia Commonwealth Universityfrom 1983 to 1987 and played for a summer at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Then moved to New York City, where he quickly began working with many noted players on the city's jazz scene. He has played with Out of the Blue (1988–89), Horace Silver (1989), Roy Haynes and Don Pullen (1989–91), Nat Adderley (1990), Greg Osby and New York Voices (1990–91), Jon Faddis (1991), T.S. Monk (1991), Benny Golson (1991), Dave Kikoski(1991), Bob Berg (1991–96), Geoffrey Keezer (1992), Lee Konitz (1992), Michael Brecker (1992–96), Bob James (since 1994), Michel Camilo (since 1995), Elysian Fields (since 1995), Branford Marsalis (1996), Chick Corea (1996), Dave Douglas (1996), Uri Caine (1997), Global Theory (1997), Ravi Coltrane (2000), Bill Evans (2005), Herbie Hancock (2008), and Daft Punk (2013).
The man is multi-talented...gifted in so many ways that he is at first overwhelming, and at the same timeamazingly accessible. His music is a gourmet's blend of urban, pop, funk, r&b and latin. Sophisticated mixtures of rhythm, soul, jazz, blues, latin fire, raw funk and energy. He is surrounded by some of the greatest musicians on the planet. Benny has shared stages with these greats for decades. Now they are all rejoicing at the reappearance of Benny And The Spydrs, a band whose raw power has been inspiring musicians in New York for decades.
After a recent reunion show by Benny and The Spydrs at one of New York’s iconic clubs, Will Lee, known for his work in the Letterman Band (also on thousands of recordings), said it best “This was one of the greatest performances I’ve seen in my twenty years of coming here. The Spydrs MUST continue! This was just great! Benny must continue!”
Emilia Wilson is a hip Millennial in search of the newest sounds and the next concert to attend, and quintessentially defines today’s “prosumer music enthusiast”. As a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut School of Business, Emilia brings with her a B.S. degree in Marketing along with a dynamic musically-tuned and market-savvy personality. The daughter of an accomplished business owner, she has grown up learning what it takes for a business to grow from start-up to the top of the industry.
As a young, passionate thought leader, Emilia has previous experience in digital video production and promotion. During summers at TracyLocke, Emilia worked coordinating TV, web and radio advertising projects across PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Hewlett-Packard clients. With a serious passion for travel, Emilia is constantly on the move, hitting up the hottest festivals and shows, always bringing that experience and energy back home until the next one. All of these elements combined with 15+ years of dance and 10 years of chorus and choir, help give EMCity potent singer/songwriter potential.
(b. Anna Aufseeser) is just as much a storyteller and poet as she is an electronic musician and, most of all, she is a life force here to inspire hope, happiness and humanity in a world that can at times be impersonal, mechanical and alienating.
A singer, keyboardist and producer, her music embraces the hybrid of rock 'n roll and EDM. A true "ghettollectual", she brings literary arts and classical composition to the streets and pop culture and tells authentic stories of people and emotion. She performs live at venues across the country, releases songs, produces and co-produces other artists and composes/licenses music for TV, film, video games and commercials through Trip Digital Sound Design.
Damian, AKA 187 Sound, got his start djing on a local pirate radio station in his home town, Santa Cruz, CA. At the time, 187 Sound was focused on Dancehall and Hip Hop, which soon motivated him from the radio waves into the club. Around the same time, 187 Sound was introduced to UK Grime and 2-step, as well as the developing sounds of Dubstep. In 2007 he co-founded one of the early north-California dubstep crews, Subwize, where they threw renegade parties and hosted club nights featuring guest appearances
187 Sound has shared the stage and played at festivals with acts such as Benga, Skream, DJ G, Djunia, Antiserum, Matty G, Bakir and more. 187 Sound moved to Brooklyn in 2009 and calls of Bed-Stuy home.
The New York based photographer grew up in the city, privy to the rock & roll scene since a young teenager. He spent 15 years working in the music business, starting in the mailroom & worked his way up through the ranks into the A&R world. With his keen ear for music & great eye for photography, the marriage became apparent to him.
Credits include: 10 years of shooting Coachella, covering everyone from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to Roger Waters. Album cover & stills for Mickey Avalon’s single & music video, ”F****n Them All”. Exclusive studio access to producer Dr. Luke’s camp, shooting the likes of Flo Rida, Mickey Avalon, & Ke$ha. Jason has been covering Ke$ha for the last year.
Johnathan B. Ragle
In 1996, at age 21, having studied realist-portraiture at East Texas State University under the legendary professor James Newberry, Jonathan headed to New York City with a 4x5 camera, a duffel bag and a one-way plane ticket.
He has contributed photography to dozens of magazine titles for the Conde Nast, Hearst, Time-Life, Meredith, Rodale, Bonnier and New York Times publishers. His corporate commissions include non-profit NGOs, boutique design firms, engineers, architects, cosmetics firms, cultural exchange institutions and major advertising agencies.