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Airyn Art

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Airyn Art - Spain

Airyn is the artistic name of Irene Lavado.. Born in Seville, since childhood Airyn felt attracted to music and at age eleven began five years studying Spanish guitar and music theory. Then her first contact with the stage as a singer in a rock band encouraged her to enter a music school for two years, studying vocal technique. During this time she had the opportunity to travel to many events supporting her singing teacher, performing boleros and soul. Airyn has also collaborated with other artists on their albums. She met the producer J.M.Mantecón and together, they set up a production company and recording studio, complemented by a music and dance school which taught vocal technique and oriental dance. ​They subsequently worked on the project “Sounds of the Earth” where they began by developing their own musical style together, and created this record.

Airyn has performed in many Spanish theatres, always to a full audience. Her song "Only" has been an original soundtrack on a series called "El Halcón y la Paloma"shown on the Spanish TV Channel Telecinco. An adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, "fly away" is the original music to an African documentary, and Eleison is the main song in the film "El juicio de Dios".Their album "The Sounds of Earth" has obtained two nominations in the Hollywood Music Awards, “Only” for the best song and “My angel” for the best female voice. Airyn has done interviews on Spanish national TV, radios, magazines and newspapers, (RTVE, Canal Sur, Canal fiesta, Cadena Ser, M80, etc.) as well as appearances on Spain’s national TV news as "the voice of New age". Airyn has been highly rated by critics as a "Revelation" and "Voice of an Angel ".

Signing with 26 Records

BEX MARSHALL

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BEX MARSHALL - UK

Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock with electric ragtime and roots pickin’.Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius and she tours solo or as a three piece, she is a musical tornado.Bex was born in Devon but now based in London, the product of two very different family's, one blue blooded landed gentry, a her great grandfather was the Squire of Cornwall and the other Irish Romany her great great grandmother was the Madam Olga the fortune teller. As a child at family gatherings her uncles would always play and stand her on the table to sing, at 11 years old she was given a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird by her Uncle David (The Mauraders) and started playing, she got hooked on instrumentals and classical guitar standards which stretched her fingers and gave her a great basis for her own music to develop, flamenco, ragtime, country chicken pickin’, rock and on to blues and roots where she is now in her element. She always had a passion for travelling, its in her blood and trained as a croupier at 18 began her travels around the world working gaming tables on cruise liners to Park Lane even dealing illegal poker games in Amsterdam. She hitch hiked the coast of Australia on cattle trains and always with a guitar on her back living and storing tales. Now she is headlining some of the worlds most prestigious stages playing and singing and producing her own music.

Bex toured with 'all original members Big Brother and the Holding Company as the voice of JANIS 2018 and tours the US regularly and was asked to sing with Darby Slick(somebody to love) as the voice of Grace Slick ( Jefferson Airplane) on her last US tour. Festivals 2019 After her Russian tour Bex will be coming to the US as a headline artist for The Dusk Till Dawn Festival, Rentenville and the Medicine Park Blues Ball, Lawton,OK,before heading for a summer tour Norway.Bex has produced three albums, “Bootlace” (2002), Kitchen Table (2008) and on Bex’s latest self produced album you will find swamp blues, splashes of gospel and colorful bluegrass all with and lyrically British twist the award winning self produced, ‘The House of Mercy’ (2012).Press Quotes Booker T at last, a woman who plays guitar like a goddess, sings like an angel, writes like Dylan and smiles like the devil.Outlaw Magazine who wrote, “…Bex Marshall’s voice draws up the ghosts of old blues women’s heartaches”Classic Rock Magazine UK, “…deserves wider recognition for her spit and sawdust vocals and fluid resonator guitar licks.”Her buzzsaw vocals tear through musical complacency like Casanova rending stilled hearts. She wakes up the near dead.”….Laughlin entertainer.Guitar World raved, “Guitarist Bex Marshall might hail from Britain, but she’s managed to nail the swampy blues and grooving gospel rock of the American South on her latest album, House of Mercy. Her expressive, gutsy vocals are matched by her confident six-string style, which is exemplified on guitar workouts like ‘Love’ and ‘Bourbon Street.’”

G-STRONG

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G-STRONG - Long Island US

G-STRONG, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE HULK OF HIP HOP STANDS AT 6'1 AND 230 POUNDS OF MUSCLE. HE DELIVERS HIS LYRICS LIKE A GLADIATOR, WHEN YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, YOU KNOW ITS HIM! HE WON 4 AWARDS FOR HIS MUSIC IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: BIGGEST ARTIST, BEST STAGE PERFORMANCE, BEST SOLO ARTIST, AND ARTIST OF THE YEAR. HE ALSO RECEIVED A CITATION AWARD FOR ENHANCEMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY’S ! IN 2015

HE HAS PERFORMED IN LONG ISLAND, N.Y.C,BOSTON, NEW JERSEY, CONN, PHILLY, AND DELAWARE TO NAME A FEW. WHEN HE HITS THE STAGE WITH HIS DJ, RING GIRLS AND HYPE MAN, THE ENERGY OF THR STAGE SHOW PULLS THE AUDIENCE INTO HIS THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE. ALTHOUGH G-STRONG'S MUSIC IS CONSIDERED HARDCORE HIP HOP IT’S ULIKE MOST BECAUSE HIS MESSAGE IS ALWAYS POSITIVE AND HE NEVER CURSES IN HIS MUSIC. LOOK OUT FOR THE NEXT BIG THING IN MUSIC AS HE REVOLUTIONIZES THE MUSIC COMMUNITY AND HULKSMASHES THE SCENE!!

G-STRONG

Robyn Cage

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Robyn Cage - US

Robyn Cage’s powerhouse vocals and impassioned live performances have enthralled audiences nationwide, from Boston’s Symphony Hall, to thousands at outdoor festivals, to the prestigious and intimate singer-songwriter circuit in NYC.​Born in the Utah desert, she went on to graduate from The Boston Conservatory and become an accomplished actress in NYC, where her performances earned praise from The New York Times and Variety. When Robyn came to a crucial turning point in her life, she migrated back to her desert birthplace and was creatively and soulfully reawakened as an alternative-pop artist with an entrancing and authentic artistic sensibility.

Cage’s debut album Born in the Desert (2015) was named one of the 35 Top Albums of 2015 by I’m Music Magazine and topped the list of 25 Best New Music Critiques of 2015 by Music Connection Magazine. Her sophomore album Slow The Devil was named Best Indie Album of the Year by Scorpius Magazine.Cage has toured regionally with her own band, and nationally with The Airplane Family (alumni of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, and The Grateful Dead) singing the Grace Slick repertoire. Her cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” went viral on Facebook and has garnered over 1.5 millions views.

Currently, Cage is performing regularly in Park City and writing songs for a new project: details coming soon…

Grace Parry

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Grace Parry - Wales

Grace Parry is a Singer/songwriter from Swansea, South Wales.

She writes songs from personal experiences that she feels people from all walks of life can relate to and has a broad spectrum fan base who appreciate her unique works. Grace has a razor sharp lyrical sensibility which cuts to the core of perceptions of our generation.

Grace is also a concert standard pianist who composes beautiful music to enable her songs to resonate with the general public in the UK, USA, and Canada. Grace performs live gigs on average 4 times a week and has performed in many events, weddings and festivals including London and Cardiff Pride. She has an extensive vocal range which enables her to perform with eclectic variation across every genre but loves focusing on original music which comes from the heart.

Kalliope

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Kalliope - US

Kalliope is an international pop artist. Born in Houston, Texas to a Greek immigrant father and Mormon raised mother from Provo, Utah; her story has been unique since birth. As a child, Kalli faced many traumatic obstacles leaving her feeling alienated from society and devoid of a stable home life. By necessity, this young woman was forced to mature much faster than her peers. Raised in a broken home with divorced parents, Kalli felt isolated, alone, and many times out of place; Kalli’s childhood was lived on the run. By her 18th birthday Kalli had moved 20 times and resided in 3 different countries. Desperately trying to find her own safe place to land, Kalli found her heart and soul firmly planted in music! For the first time, she was able to express her deep, intimate, and authentic emotions. Kalli found the the only home she ever knew, and through music, also found her purpose. Her hidden sadness was able to be expressed through her music and lyrics. Her songs became her home, and her residence was permanently established on the stage- the only place she ever felt she belonged. Kalli discovered this phenomenon at just five years of age; at the Theater Under the Stars in Houston, Texas. But the illusion of a stable life quickly vanished in 2003, when her father took her and her brother to Greece illegally- against American custodial orders. For two years Kalli lived in a foreign, yet strangely familiar land. Intuitively leaning on her music, Kalli sang more than ever and became quite the sensation in Greece and Europe. Known for her precocious vocals that many compared to a young Celine Dion, Kalli sang her heart out in international competitions including Eurovision Junior, where she represented Greece with an original song in 2005. In 2004 she sang a duet with world renowned tenor Mario Frangoulis for the finale of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in Athens, Greece.

As all of these amazing life changing experiences were happening in the limelight, Kalli was silently crushed by the tragedy of being separated from her beloved mother and the home she never knew. Hiding on the stage became her life as she lived the beautiful façade of her budding international success. Young Kalli would endure the loneliness of not seeing her mother for over three years. But with Kalli’s paradoxical life continuously unfolding, the drama continued as she experienced the joy of being reunited with her mother, while watching her father being arrested, handcuffed, and sentenced to a long prison term. Little did she know, this personal drama would produce a musical career of immense proportions!

As a young adult back in the United States, Kalli was forced to start all over; mentally, emotionally and of course musically. She worked with Paul Wasser of Gargoyle studios in Bethlehem, PA who mentored the young artist and taught her about the “business” of the music industry. Little did she know, this educational experience would prove to be very helpful throughout the following years. As her musical career developed, Kalli sang in local competitions to help her single mom as they struggled to get by financially. Kalli participated in and won many local singing competitions and even made it to the American Idol platform where she met some of her own idols who praised and mentored her. As she developed her American music career, Kalli sang the national anthem at the NBA and MLS games and continued to perform in music venues all over the country.

As a young woman Kalli’s difficult childhood finally caught up to her and she was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety at just 20 years old. For several years she had to fight through severe anxiety and feelings of hopelessness which propelled her even deeper into her music. But in her usual fashion, this courageous young woman was triumphant once again as she sought out proper treatment to help heal her heart. Kalli gained the tools to learn to cope with her depression, and it was through these dark times, that she wrote her greatest music; the songs that the world is about to hear! The fact that this little girl had gone through so much trauma in her life and not only survived, but triumphed, is nothing short of a miracle. Overcoming so much but always living by purpose, the adult Kalli, now makes music for a purpose; which is how her mission statement was born.

Changing her name to Kalliope, was the start of her music mission and deep desire to give a voice to the voiceless. Her debut single Lighthouse is a powerful anthem for letting go of the pains of the past and standing on your own two feet with pride, honor and integrity.

Kalliope’s unique sound is accompanied with a powerful 4 octave range and a unique tone that is reminiscent of the power vocalists of the past. Her voice in all of its pain and power, penetrates the ears and souls of her listeners. Kallopie’s voice reflects the drama of her true life story, but evolves into an intimate message of personal recovery and triumph. There will always be a purpose to her music and her first single Lighthouse, delivers haunting messages of domestic violence awareness. This message will be featured in her accompanying video of the same title. Kallie has firmly established her roots in a home called music. She will make music with a purpose to help those who are suffering. Her purpose is to give back through music and lyrics, and through her powerful and inspiring voice will give hope and inspiration to those suffering in silence. We all need each other; and there is no better way to communicate than through the power of music?

K: “We all need to be heard, seen and felt. I want to be my listeners muse- to inspire all people to be just as they are. My journey has been long and hard, but I have finally come home. If I can lead other's home through my music, my destiny has been fulfilled”.

IAMKEYNOTES

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IAmKeyNotes aka Keyon Dunston joined the U.S. Military in 2012 as a reservist in the Army National Guard. Though actively participating in drills,field events, and numerous other duties that required him to be away for animmensely strenuous period of time, Key Notes maintained a job at Chuck-eCheese and simultaneously pursued a successful music career. Even with his commitment to the U.S. national guard, Keyon aka IAmKeyNotes found time to invest dedication, & effort into what is now his singing career. Key Notes was eventually being booked for performances at local & out of state clubs, bars, skating rinks, and day parties. In 2018, Key Notes made the decision to enlist as active duty in the U.S. Army. He has now been enlisted in the U.S. Military for a total of 8 years, and has had many experiences that inspire the man and the artist that he is today.In the past, IAmKeynotes was involved in several incidents. One particular situation took place in which injuries occurred to not only IAmKeyNotes himself, but to others. Fortunately IAmKeyNotes acted quickly & was also responsible for the rescue of these IAmKeyNotes acted quickly & was also responsible for the rescue of these soldiers. With minimum assistance, he has been in excessively remote locations, yet has impressively guided himself using an exercise most commonly known as “land navigation”. Key Notes has not only excelled in combat through military training, but he has also experienced many simulated war fights and taken part in other "classified" events. During his 8 years of military service, Key Notes expresses the challenges of maintaining it all. IAmKeyNotes once said, “It’s always been hard, but it’s harder now. It was easier in the Guard since I had more freedom, but it’s just not as much flexibility on active duty, especially now as a Sergeant. I’m responsible for the well-being, safety, and accountability of other soldiers… for their training and for helping to mold them into leaders themselves. And also with having my own family now… But this is my dream, and I’m all in.”

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