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Volume 1 - 04/06/12

Ellie Goulding

Kat Parsons

Lights

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

 

 

Rachel Platten

The Hit List

Ellie Goulding

Elena Jane Goulding, known professionally as Ellie Goulding, is an English singer-songwriter. In 2010 she became the second artist to both top the BBC's annual Sound of... poll and win the Critics' Choice Award at the BRIT Awards in the same year, following Adele's win of both in 2008. After signing to Polydor Records in 2009, she released her first EP in 2009, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, followed by her debut studio album Lights in 2010. Her album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and has sold over 620,000 copies in the UK.

 

Kat Parsons

"Talk to Me" Video Released

L.A.-based singer-songwriter Kat Parsons has a much anticipated LP being released, with this video for the title track. Parsons works hard at her songwriting and performance craft and is something of a darling among record industry pros, particularly at Epic, where a songwriting contest winner got her a production deal.

 

Lights

Millions and Millions of Views

Lights, the nom de plume of Canadian singer-songwriter Valerie Anne Poxleitner, was a 2009 Juno Best New Artist award winner. Credited as the discovery of Canadian cultural affairs radio personality/agent-manager Jian Ghomeshi, Lights landed a songwriter deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2006, writing tunes for television shows and other artists. She began having chart success in Canada in 2008 with the single "Drive My Soul", which reached #18 in the Canadian Hot 100, and landed an Old Navy spot with her song "The Last Thing on Your Mind".  

In 2009, Lights began releasing videos of her songs on MySpace, and her play totals went through the roof as they migrated over to YouTube. Her video for "Ice" has 7-million plus views, her video for "Second Go" another 5 million plus, and the video below has racked up 1.3 million views in only 6 months.

Lights has toured with Keane and Jeremy Fisher and performed on the Warped and Lilith Fair tours, and at the Utopia Music Festival. Lights' second studio album, Siberia, was released online to US and Canadian iTunes stores. She is young pro that everyone agrees is worth keep an eye on.

 

 

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

It is easy to look at Nicki Bluhm and see something that has worked previously for stars including Linda Ronstadt and Leslie Feist. And as a singer, Nicki has a pitch perfect, chrystal clear sound to go with considerable charm.

Nicki Bluhm is the wife of The Mother Hips' producer/musician Tim Bluhm, who is responsible for steering her from an amateur singing enthusiast to a professional on the brink of big-time attention, all of which came pretty quickly. Her 2008 debut album, Toby's Song, gained critical attention. In 2011, Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers - by this time she had a band consisting of guitarist Deren Ney, bass player Steve Adams, guitarist Dave Mulligan, and drummer Mike Curry - released Driftwood. That sophomore effort has helped establish her as a musical presence, and she has been welcomed to share stages with established stars Chris Robinson, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Pegi Young, and Josh Ritter.

 

 

 

 

 
   
     

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