Brett Young was born and raised in Orange County, California where he grew up fascinated with classic voices like Al Green, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson, all of whom would eventually impact his sound. He began playing music in high school, where he lead worship every friday, but it wasn’t until a serious injury in college ended his baseball career that he began writing and pursuing music as something more than a hobby. Brett has since played venues ranging from House of Blues to Troubadour, and shared the stage with such artists as Mandy Moore, Tyrone Wells, Jason Reeves, Gavin Degraw, Tyler Hilton, Katy Perry, Hoku and many more. Brett recently released his second record, Make Believe and is currently in the studio finishing up his latest album.
Listen to the voice inside of you…..It may be quiet but it’s there… If you hide it; your in for a rough time. Your heart needs the voice and you need to listen to what it says… Juliet’s also nicknamed ‘the songbird” was born in San Diego and was raised deep in the San Fernando Valley, but her favorite place to live has been Mammoth, California where she fell in love with the mountains, songwriting and speaking through her melodies. Hits Magazine online recently spotlighted Juliet as an “up and coming artist to watch.” If you have ever had the golden opportunity to see one of Juliet’s shows, you’ll find that she is not just your ordinary artist. Juliet sings a versatile choice of original music meshing emotive lyrics and soulful melodies that will touch your heart one moment and have you bobbing your head the next. Juliet’s fans are refreshed by her signature vocal style and her inviting performance. Have you ever heard the term “Improv Falala”? Well Juliet has a special segment in her show that brings the audience to their knees with laughter encouraging them to pick a topic for her to sing about — on the spot! If you thought free-stylin’ was for the hip-hop crowd, come find out how this rising star is redefining the term. With a combination of raw vocal talent that has been compared to Adele, Regina Spektor and many other popular voices one thing is certain….she has paved away for a new style that is all her own. Juliet is a member of the WestCoast a Songwriting Association, NARIP, has won “best song” for WCSA and Humphry’s Singer/Songwriter Contest in San Diego. Playing throughout LA, San Diego, Nashville and Texas …. She is curently working on Recording her first EP
With her debut album still to come, Melinda Ortner is quickly climbing in the music industry, both abroad and at home. In 2011 she was the grand prize winner of MTV’s “Steal The Spotlight” contest, and was chosen as one of 15 songwriters of the year for ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Project. She was also semi-finalist for the IMWSC Songwriting Contest while her song “Something You Said” was featured on STAR 98.7.com’s indie playlist. She has three recent song placements in the feature films, ‘I Hate Valentine’s Day’ by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), ‘American Pie 7: Book Of Love’. She’s written for Chevrolet, and recently licensed a song to Glen Ballard’s young new artist also working with Desmond Child and The Jonas Brothers. In August 2011, she opened for Joe Jonas, Miguel and Cobra Starship at the official pre-VMA show at House Of Blues, LA. She played the 10th Annual Jeff Buckley Tribute with host Jack Osbourne, and performed with Magni Ásgeirsson (finalist from the CBS show “Rockstar Supernova” in Iceland). Furthermore she won “Best Performance” and “Best Song” 4 consecutive years at the West Coast Songwriters Showcase. She got to perform at Kate Hudson’s Christmas Party last year and was voted “Best of Sundance Music” also performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas. She was featured on PCTV and invited to perform the ESPN Dinner Party and several film premieres which led to writing the theme song for a feature film in Finland called “Gone With The River”. The track made it into the top 100 Billboard charts in Finland. In 2011 Melinda completed a successful 4 month self-assembled Europe/Japan tour that led to great press reviews, radio and TV interviews, sold out concerts and a scheduled follow-up tour late 2012. In the meantime she’s completed another US West Coast tour, and regularly play shows in LA. She was also the main subject in a documentary released in Europe, where cameras followed her around for a year, filming her walking six dogs at a time to pay the bills whilst writing melodies for her album, then running off to the studio or a gig or some Hollywood meeting. The music video for her first single “Heartbeats” has more than 45K views on YouTube,” and has been licensed for over a dozen wedding videos, promos, and company websites. Several of her tracks have also been aired regularly on MTV2, Showtime, HBO, USA Network, Pay-Per-View, as well as the Comedy Central, The Sundance Channel, and the Movie Channel. There is no doubt that Melinda’s fan base is growing fast as she approaches the release of her debut album, suitably titled ‘I Wanna Be OK’.