Lee Coulter http://www.leecoulter.com
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His audiences liked it too and they soon had him playing at top San Diego venues. After releasing his first album, he headed out on the road, touring the US for the next 9 months, playing for audiences from Hawaii to New York City. His song, “Booty Voodoo” became a hit on the Internet after being called “The Song of the Summer” by C.C. Chapman, host of the number 1 podcast on iTunes, Accident Hash. The tour inspired him to make his base in San Diego and build on his momentum. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan and Coulter took a hit with the rest of the economy when live music became a luxury to most.
Ironically, in February 2011, at the same time finances forced him, his wife and their toddler son out of their Encinitas apartment, Coulter’s socio-political single, “I Would Love”, went national on Sirius XM’s popular songwriter channel, The Coffee House. It was soon joined by “Photograph”, another track from the debut and they both remain on the airwaves today. And then, when KPRI called to tell him they’d added “Booty Voodoo” into rotation as well, he knew he had no choice but to head back into the studio and get back to work.
Coulter began writing music when he was a teen helping his unemployed single mother raise his younger sisters. For him, it was a mechanism to help lift spirits, a vehicle to be used in the pursuit of happiness – an idea still obvious and necessary in his music today.
After a whirlwind of writing and recording while couch surfing and gigging along the West Coast, “Mr Positivity” is more introspective and raw than his last album, but Coulter hopes that his fans will appreciate the emotional vulnerability mixed with his trademark optimism. After all, Hope is his middle name. No really, it is.
Music from Christopher Kennedy, formerly of Trunk Federation and Down With Buildings, currently with Letdownright and Belfry Bats. Multi-instrumentalist genre surfer and songwriter.
Brian Chartrand http://brianchartrand.com
Brian Chartrand’s music career has taken off since he moved from rural Massachusetts to Phoenix, AZ in October 2003. Since that time, he has performed to audiences large and small throughout the United States and Europe. He’s performed his songs on a luxury cruise ship in Europe for three months. He has recorded 11 albums, both studio and live, with his various musical projects. He’s worked with amazing producers: Andy Zulla (Rod Stewart, Kelly Clarkson), Iestyn Polson (David Grey), and Clarke Rigsby (Paul McCartney, Glen Campbell, Tower of Power). He also has his music placed in television ad campaigns and in retail outlets.
Brian’s solo acoustic career is evolving. With two original releases already under his belt (“Sleeping With Giants” 2008 and “Out of the Ether” 2008), his latest album “La Belle Époque” (April 2012) is a 5-song EP of acoustic interpretations of some of his favorite songs from the 80s. In it you will find songs by Don Henley, Sting, Terrence Trent D’Arby, INXS and Peter Gabriel. This is truly a “self released” record as he assumed the responsibility of producer, engineer, and performer. These songs were all recorded in his modest home studio in downtown Phoenix. He enlisted the help of some of Phoenix’s best musicians: Todd Chuba, Mario Mendivil, Adam Armijo, and Mike Florio. Buy bother listening, just buy the record here:www.cdbaby.com/all/flyinglessons.
Released in October of 2011, Brian Chartrand & The Voce Project, is his first studio album recorded with famed producer Clarke Rigsby at Tempest Recording Studio in Tempe, AZ. The band Brian assembled for this project is a “who’s who” in the PHX music scene: Mike Florio (drums), Mel Brown (bass), Todd Chuba (percussion), Adam Armijo (electric guitar), and Lamar Gaines (keys), Khani Cole (vocals). This record is his “Aja”: expansive, groovy, and cerebral. Listen/download here:www.cdbaby.com/cd/brianchartrand2. ”(The Voce Project) is outstanding in every way: songwriting, execution, sonically, packaging, etc. Congratulations!” Bob Corritore, owner of legendary live music venue, The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ and host of “Those Lowdown Blues” on KJZZ 91.5 FM.
The Sweet Remains, Brian’s other main focus, released it’s debut album “Laurel & Sunset” in 2009. Their single “What I’m Looking For” was featured twice in a nationwide advertising campaign for Subaru. The single “Easy” was recognized by the famed New York Song Circle songwriting competition. Their single “Dance With Me” is featured on the Putumayo compilation Acoustic Cafe. TSR just released their “in the round” live CD/DVD from their residency at The Canal Room in New York City and their sophomore studio release “North & Prospect” is slated for a late 2012 release.
Since it’s inception in 2005, Ten Dollar Outfit has independently released 6 albums, and continues to help define the music scene in Phoenix, Arizona. Voted “Best Jam Band” by The Phoenix New Times, Ten Dollar Outfit has shared the stage with some amazing acts including; Steely Dan, The Flaming Lips, Matisyahu, Railroad Earth, and The Young Dubliners.
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