Indie Musicians, Speaker Minds high energy and charismatic performances make for a memorable time for both themselves and spectators. With an emcee who enthusiastically expresses his love for the Hip Hop community, an experienced and soulful singer, and a Band that has blended their diverse backgrounds to form a unique sound, there is never a dull moment!
This band’s youthful career has consisted of appearances at such festivals as Festival of Positivity, Alberta Street Fair, Wild Goose West (Corvallis), Umoja Festival (Seattle), EcoPalooza, Fire in the Canyon, PO-HOP 12 and many more. They toured through several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and the Pacific Northwest. And even had the privilege of playing shows with such Hip Hop legends as KRS-One, The Pharcyde, Del the Funky Homosapien, Gift of Gab, Dead Prez, Freeway, Jake One and local stars such as Cool Nutz, The Chicharones, Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Luck One, and many others.
The emceeing is handled by artist Randal Wyatt, a Portland native who has been seen amongst the Northwest’s underground hip hop culture respectively as one of their more charitable and socially aware emcees. Adrian Adel provides the soulful vocals and has been heating up stages in the Northwest for many years. The rhythm section is a medley of talented musicians, starting with Donnell Kennedy (Guitar) a self taught musician with many tricks up his sleeve, DLUX: the Light (Keyboard) a highly trained Pianist who can rock a microphone as well, Fingerpretzel (Drummer) was an established Heavy Metal drummer in Utah who is now successfully blending the sounds, and Jon McGuire (Bass) who is young, hungry and talented has brought the newness within Speaker Minds!
Indie Music Artist, Buddy Paprock Bio:
Indie Music Band, Afterglow is Canadian pop rock band from Vancouver Island BC. Consisting of brothers Adam Ryan and Aron Shane. The group formed in 2005 when Aron was asked by brother Adam to drum and co-‐produce the EP “Yellow Brick Drive” with Juno Nominated producer/engineer Rick Salt. With Rick Salt as the performing Bassist for the E.P. the group released Yellow Brick Drive in 2007, leading to an array of achievement such as,
Indie alt-pop music that reaches your soul. Carmen Toth on vocals, guitar, keyboard & songwriting and Aaron Jones on drums, keyboard & guitar.
Take some pleasantly catchy melodies, add heartfelt lyrics and innovative drum beats and the result is Social Potion – a Toronto indie alt-pop duo with a very full sound. Social Potion are married couple Carmen Toth on vocals, guitar and keyboard and Aaron Jones on drums, keys/controller and occasionally guitar.
Often compared to Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Jane Sibbery, Fiest and Cyndi Lauper, Social Potion are huge music fans themselves with a huge CD and vinyl collection. They are heavily influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, classic rock, retro 70s/80s/90s and indie rock. They believe in supporting their fellow musicians, both indie and established, and they go to a lot of concerts.
Before Social Potion began performing live together in 2005, singer-songwriter Carmen Toth made her debut at Toronto’s Renaissance Café in 2002, and released her first EP album “Potional” in 2004. “Potional” would later become the name inspiration for “Social Potion”. After years of working on new songs and performing live, Social Potion released their self-titled 5-song EP album in 2011. It’s since been well received by both listeners and critics alike. Perhaps WORDKRAPHT Magazine said it best: “Most listeners will wish their album is longer. You will not be able to get enough of Toth’s voice and her relatable lyrics.” All of the EP’s singles, especially “Drive Myself Home” and “Cordelia,” are currently getting airplay on numerous online radio stations and podcasts. Social Potion is also now ranked within the national and local top 10 on ReverbNation, and the Indie Top 10 on Women of Substance Radio. They’ve also recently been the “Artist Of The Week” on HR’s InDspotlight Radio Show, which airs on several different stations, including Butterflies Radio.
Venues Social Potion has played include: Graffiti’s Bar & Grill, The Rose And Crown, NXNE Music + Film Festival 2013 (Free Times Café), Avant Garde Bar (in Ottawa, ON), The Old Nick, The Winchester, Toronto Main Street Event, The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre (various events since 2009), Dave’s on St. Clair, El Macambo, Lou Dawg’s Bar and Café and The Moore Gallery (private show). Venues Carmen Toth has played solo include: The Central, Dora Keogh, The Winchester, Grossman’s Tavern, The Black Swan, Hirut Restaurant, The Rockpile, Free Times Café, The Smiling Buddha, Rancho Relaxo, and The Guvernment (NABS Gala Fundraiser).
You can’t fake passion. That’s what makes these guys so special. With an extensive catalogue of both original and cover songs, they easily connect with audiences of all ages. Their music really IS a Social Potion. Currently, Social Potion are writing material for their next album and are playing live shows.
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FEATURED 4 TIMES ON CH 8 NEWS CT, MULTIPLE RADIO STATIONS, AND MAGAZINES, ALONG WITH WORKING SOME OF THE TOP ARTIST IN THE INDUSTRY. SINGER/ SONG WRITER WOLF CRITTON IS AN ARTIST OF THE TIMES WE CURRENTLY LIVE IN. FROM HIS LIFE ON THE STREETS OF NY, TO HIS ENLISTMENT IN THE US ARMY. THIS WAR VET HAS A STORY TO TELL. HIS SOULFUL SOUND AND MEANINGFUL LYRICS WILL CAPTURE YOUR HEART AND LET EVERYONE THAT’S BEEN THREW A HARDSHIP IN LIFE KNOW THERE NOT ALONE!
As a little girl growing up in Saint Louis, Missouri, Melody has always been her muse. Eclectic combinations, paired with touches of harmonic brilliance, she brings the divinity of sound back to popular culture rock. This is her canvas……
Pop Rock/ Acoustic
In October 2012, debut EP ‘A Year From Now’ was released for free download:http://macatier.bandcamp.com/
Hevypetal: “Clear dedication and raw talent”…Instant Filter: “A very promising upcoming talent…enjoy the freshness, intensity and sheer rawness of his work”
Headphones & Downloads: “Comparisons can be drawn between his music and some of Frank Turner’s early stuff…there’s the same kind of combination of raw lyrics and emotion in the voice, together with great guitar playing and catchy chord sequences.”
Having supported acts such as Marika Hackman, The Xcerts, Ryan Keen, Tellison, Beans on Toast, The Bots and All The Young, Macatier has played over 100 shows, including festivals and venues such as:
- Bristol Harbour Festival
- The Fleece
- The Croft
- Moles Club
- Mr Wolf’s
- The Louisiana
- Bristol Balloon Fiesta
Pop, Country Folk Rock
Singer, songwriter & musician Ian Alistair Gosbee may be an indie act, but he is proof in the pudding that formidable artistry doesn’t require major label backing to earn due notice. The title track from his third full-length collection “Life Gets In the Way” earned top 10 props on several Canadian charts, airplay on regional radio and amped up an already fervent North American and U.K. fan following. Ian was chosen to represent Mainstreet Nova Scotia in CBC Radio’s Searchlight competition and was featured on the popular website ReverbNation.com.
In this age of digital downloads, today’s independent artists have to work harder then ever, continually reinventing themselves to stand out from the crowd. Ian Gosbee is an ever evolving musician. From his early training in classical violin, to playing packed clubs in cover, and well known tribute bands, Ian has not been one to shy away from any opportunity to do what he loves.
With his powerful, sincere vocals and uncanny ability to play almost any instrument, Ian is in a class all his own. In the summer of 2011, he released his first full length solo project, aptly named ‘Music’. Inspired by folk rock and country, this album is meaningful, memorable, and light hearted, everything music should be.
Gosbee’s second album entitled ‘Invisible’ (which was release just 5 months later), shows his true diversity as an artist. With influences ranging from indie rock, to reggae, ‘Invisible’ is a culmination of classic song writing, and modern sound engineering.
Back in the studio once again, Ian’s third installment called ‘Life Gets In The Way’, was released 12/12/12. Releasing 3 albums in the span of 1 year!
Ian will continue to expand his repertoire; entertaining, and amazing audiences for years to come.
Pop Music, Indie Music, Available for Bookings at UncleDoughboy@UncleDoughboy.com
Hip Hop / Rap
R&B Hip Hop / Rap
Hip Hop / Rap
Acoustic, Pop Rock
Hip Hop / Rap, Pop
Featured, Hip Hop / Rap
Hip Hop / Rap, R&B
Hip Hop / Rap