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Darius Barnes

Darius “Phonix Beats” Barnes
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Darius “Phonix Beats” Barnes, was born in Los Angeles in 1985. The son of musician parents, Barnes grew up with front row seats to a life in the music industry and the business side of it as well. Darius first got into singing at an early age and was soon proficient on a number of instruments including drums and piano. With an affinity for a wide array of music including hip hop, pop and rap, Barnes is proving himself to be an eclectic artist and is also making a name for himself as a producer. Barnes has already worked with an impressive line-up of music superstars including 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes and Jada Kiss among many others. With a diverse musical background and drive to succeed it is obvious that Darius “Phonix Beats” Barnes is well on his way to creating a sound and a legacy of everlasting and timeless music.

Gareth Dunlop

Gareth Dunlop
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Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 year-old Gareth Dunlop has spent the last six years performing in pubs and at festivals throughout Ireland and Europe. Since the release of his EP, Gareth has opened shows for a diverse group of artists including Jeff Beck, Jools Holland, Nanci Griffith and The Steeldrivers. His soulful voice and captivating songs caught the attention of Nashville music publisher, Moraine Music Group, and he was offered a publishing deal. The buzz surrounding Gareth’s performances in the U.S. lead to several songs being placed in television shows including “Private Practice,” “Cougar Town,” to “One Tree Hill,” and many others. Gareth was recently awarded “2011 Young Songwriter of the Year” in Belfast.

Oleathia “Butta B-Rocka” Robinson

Oleathia “Butta B-Rocka” Robinson
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Seasoned singer, songwriter, vocal producer/arranger, dancer, entertainer and entrepreneur, Oleathia “Butta B-Rocka” Robinson has been diligently putting in work across markets and borders. Butta has redefined the term “versatility” by showcasing her vocals and composed pieces for ears in the US, UK, Germany, Holland, Japan, Ethiopia, and across genres from pop, rock, gospel, country and rap. Between her background vocals, demo recordings and stage performances, her resume boasts work and assistance with performers like Akon, TLC, Nas, rock group Collective Soul, Zac Brown, and countless other talents across the globe. Butta is currently on tour in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is promoting her debut independent Pop/Rock album Switch Lanes. In November, ‘Atlanta’s Hottest Entertainment Awards’ named her “Atlanta’s Hottest Future Superstar” for the second year in a row. With hard work, determination and her unique style, Butta will unquestionably leave a lasting legacy on the music industry worldwide.

Lacey Brown

Lacey Brown
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Since her debut as an “American Idol” Top 12 finalist in February of 2010, Lacey Brown has appeared as a musical guest on many major television programs and has shared the stage with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Alice Cooper, Janet Jackson, Don Williams, Third Day and others. With a voice loaded with sweet yet haunting tones and a hint of Brenda Lee, Brown released her 2011 debut EP Let It Go as an independent release to much acclaim and closed out the year with a stunning version of the Christmas classic, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Writing, recording, and co-producing her first project has refreshingly set her apart from the usual post-idol personalities.

Nenna Yvonne

Nenna Yvonne
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At age 21, Nenna Yvonne, the Nigerian-born/New York-raised pop princess already has the talent, pedigree, looks and desire to reign over the charts indefinitely. “I feel like there should be emotion and soul in music. It’s kind of like being on a roller-coaster — you get people excited on the first couple of lines, then you get them really excited because now this voice is in your face. Some people take that approach to life.” Her latest single, “Go Around”—a sultry electro-pop rave-up—boasts hundreds of thousands of spins on the internet. Three minutes of succulent ear candy, the single is a harbinger of more cutting-edge crowd pleasers to come.

Shea Rose

Shea Rose
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Shea Rose was the winner of the “Best R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year” at November’s Boston Music Awards and was also hand-picked by Queen Latifah in a CoverGirl talent search and dubbed America’s Next Female Rapper. In addition to singing, Shea is a model and television personality and was a featured model for Puma’s 2010 summer collection campaign, “Summer Lovin’”. Shea Rose recorded a song for Terri Lyne Carrington’s recent jazz release on Concord Records, The Mosaic Project, which features Esperanza Spaulding, Cassandra Wilson, Nona Hendryx, Gretchen Parlato, Patrice Rushen, Sheila E. and others.

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