With a sound that fuses the buoyant pop of Robyn and Niki & the Dove, the vintage soul of Prince, and the sentimentality of Rufus Wainwright, Charlene Kaye is a force whose music is at once classic and contemporary, of the times yet unmistakably timeless. With a rapidly growing fan base and more touring on the horizon, Kaye shows no signs of slowing down, picking up steam even before she leaves the ground.
Alexz Johnson is never quite what you’d think: she is always, instead, a surprise. While she writes intimate, down-to-earth lyrics, they’re delivered with a larger-than-life, crystalline voice. Currently Alexz is about to independently release the Skipping Stone EP, a five-song taste of the new music she has been writing in LA and Nashville, where she meets up to collaborate and record with singer-songwriter Jimmy Robbins.
Like Daryl Hall, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Jack White rolled into one, Jay Stolar is a one-man tour de force, sliding effortlessly from one genre to the next. His craftsmanship is undeniable, and with his soulful debut More Than We Think, he’s ready to take over.
Buzz has steadily built for months in anticipation of its release. Each of Stolar’s videos in 2013, premiering on outlets like American Songwriter, Blurt, Buzznet, and Artist Direct, brought him an army of new fans. Those fans have fully bought into Jay’s message of positivity through pop, and they helped him raise over $50,000 to self-release More Than We Think.
Now, after being featured on the CW's 90210, first single “Like You Do” has spent two weeks on the Billboard Top 40 Indicator watch list, positioned to crack the charts and make Jay Stolar a household name. Outside of the More Than We Think sessions, Stolar has otherwise proven his compositional mettle by co-writing and producing an album forThe Voice contestant Caroline Pennell.
A New Mexico native, Boyce began her career as the keyboardist for The Naked Brothers Band, appearing with them on The View and the Today Show. She has also accompanied Tim Williams on tour and at performances at SXSW and Sundance Film Festival, and Ingrid Michaelson at her Holiday Hop and on the Kelly Ripa show. After studying jazz piano at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Boyce moved to New York to pursue her own sound. With influences ranging from Tori Amos to Radiohead to Miles Davis, Boyce writes all of her own music. She explains, "I think there is something otherworldly about writing. A line or a melody will come out and later I'll read it or hear it and think ˜this is healing me and I wrote it."?