Musicians

For booking inquiries please contact Ian Morris at :  ian@conceptualbooking.com

 

 

 

WEAVING THE FATE           Columbia, SC

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 Weaving The Fate –

 

Weaving The Fate turns rock ‘n’ roll upside down.
 Hailing from Columbia, SC, the band distills elements of rock and pop into a hypnotic hybrid. WTF prides itself on making music with solid grooves and soulful, dynamic lyrics provided by lead vocalist/guitarist/song writer BC Villanova, fluid and funky bass lines by Bobby Dredd, and turntable wizadry and keyboards by DJ Able One.

 

Their infectious sound has earned them thousands of fans nationwide. WTF, currently independent, was previously signed to Universal Republic (now Republic) and recorded their 2012 debut “WTF the EP” in LA with super producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Daughtry, Hoobastank, Seether). They have shared the stage with everyone from Korn, Shinedown, Evanescence, Slash, AWOLNATION, Staind, Chevelle, Filter, Crossfade, Dirty Heads, Nappy Roots, REHAB, and the list goes on.

They’ve been called contemporaries of bands such as AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, and Panic At The Disco where heavy rebellion meets pop sensibilities. B.C.’s confessional lyrical prose mixed with the band’s technical chops makes for an explosive live experience.

 

Noteworthy performances and accolades:

 

– Toured the Southeast and Midwest on a 30+ city Jagermeister-sponsored tour as direct support for Crossfade, and performed two sold-out shows with Evanescence in Kansas City.

 

– Played at Carolina Rebellion 2012 with Slash, Staind, KORN, 5 Finger Death Punch.

 

– Were named best Local Band of 2013 by the Free Times Weekly in Columbia, SC.

 

– Their singles “Str8 to the Bottom” and “Rack City” charted nationwide and were featured on such prominent stations as Sirius XM Octane and KROCK LA, among many others.

 

– Performed at Famously Hot New Year 2014 with ZZ Ward and Kool n The Gang.

 

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Black Market III –

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Black Market III

•’Songs That Shake The Cage’ nominated BEST ROCK ALBUM 2013 San Diego Music Awards
• ‘Top 10 Bands to Watch 2012′ (San Diego Reader)
• ‘Top 5 CD’s 2012′ (SD Rock ‘n’ Roll)
• San Diego Music Award Nominee 2012 and 2013
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Black Market III–formed by Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn, front man for the multi-award winning iconic San Diego band The Mississippi Mudsharks. Black Market III has quickly turned into a red hot band focused on playing hard hitting, soulful Blues, American Roots, and Rock (the vein of Social Distortion and the Clash). BMIII was touted as “the band to watch” by Dave Good of the San Diego Reader, and was nominated for a 2012 San Diego Music Award. Their first full length CD, ‘Songs That Shake The Cage’, was released in the summer of 2012, accompanied by European and U.S. touring and playing shows with the likes of Rick Derringer and Roni Lee (The Runaways). It was named as one of the “Top 5 CD’s 2012” by SD Rock ‘n’ Roll, received a 2013 San Diego Music Award Nomination for “BEST ROCK ALBUM”, and has received airplay worldwide. The band released their 2nd CD, “Black Roses” in Sept. of 2013, accompanied by Western U.S. tour dates and a 5 week Fall European tour, playing 24 shows in 30 nights and spreading over 4 countries. 2014 finds the band widening their US tour routes, and heading to Europe for two festival and club date tours of Europe and the UK for a total of 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hungry Monks –

 

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The Hungry Monks are centered around the creative talents of Hazel Ketchum on guitar, percussion and vocals, and John Holenko on mandolin, guitar and vocals. The Hungry Monks have performed in clubs, at contra dances, festivals, and concert series. Ketchum and Holenko have been playing music together for more than 25 years and have been featured on TV and radio throughout the US. Featuring guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, whistle, bohdran, and vocals, the Hungry Monks perform Traditional, Contemporary, and Original acoustic songs and instrumentals drawing on a wide range of influences including Medieval & Renaissance, Celtic, Folk, Blues, Classical and Jazz. Combining strong original songs and instrumental compositions with an ear toward improvisation, The Hungry Monks weave a rich tapestry of sound, melodic and rhythmic, grounded in the folk traditions of many cultures. Combined with the traditions and technique of Western Classical Music, this eclectic mix produces an interesting ensemble sound featuring acoustic sounds and beautiful vocals.

The Hungry Monks have released several CD recordings on their own label, Hungry Monk Recordings. As well as being active performers, The Hungry Monks are music educators and publish their own work through Hungry Monk Publications.

 

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 Nu – Blu –

 

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Nu-Blu, based in Siler City in central North Carolina, is comprised of Carolyn, who handles bass and vocals; Levi Austin on vocals and banjo; Austin Koerner, who plays mandolin; and Daniel, who is the band’s Renaissance Man – guitarist, singer, manager, and tour coordinator, among many other roles. The group brings its lively and entertaining version of Americana-bluegrass music to audiences across the nation year-round. Their sound acknowledges the traditional institutions that have shaped it, yet is innovative and daring enough to bring a fresh sparkle to contemporary acoustic music that lands them squarely in the forefront of bands blazing the trail in Americana entertainment.  Influences range from the sounds of original bluegrass pioneers like Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and Lester Flatt to rock bands of the 1980’s, and modern contemporary sounds such as Alison Krauss and Union Station.  Nu-Blu’s full, welcoming sounds provide a home for listeners and encourage them to explore new sounds, create personal roots, and imagine music free from labels.

http://nu-blu.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DUBBER                        Columbia, S.C.

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The Dubber –

In the tradition of the Mississippi Delta Bluesmen, THE Dubber confronts the world with only his words and a guitar. The self- taught singer/songwriter reinvents himself by infusing the styles of a 30 year musical journey. America’s Rock, Jazz and Funk, flavored by the International sounds of Reggae, Middle Eastern and Afro Beat, is the complex stew that helps him express his blues and… completes such a distinctive sound.

Since 2005, the Washington DC born/Columbia SC based artist has been trailblazing the U.S. with an honest and intimate stage show. His sophisticated one man band guitar style and universal message of Oneness, keeps THE Dubber booked year round. Always a crowd favorite, he has played prestigious events such as South by Southwest Music Conference (Austin TX) and Mid-Atlantic Music Conference (Charlotte NC).

With radio airplay here and abroad, three U.S. tours and two albums “In the Temple of…” 2005, “Global Warning” 2010 under his belt. THE Dubber recently embarked on his first European tour in the fall of 2011, which went over with rave reviews throughout London and Paris.

Give Thanks… THE Dubber has gone GLOBAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARBY WILCOX                 Greenville, S.C.

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Darby Wilcox –

The legend of Darby Wilcox begins many years ago deep in the darkest corners of the wilderness. We know very little about Darby’s true origins as she was raised by a pack of wolves until the age of seven. Wolves are notoriously poor record keepers so details about her age or how she came to join a wolf pack as an infant are a mystery to us all. We can theorize, however, that long nights spent howling at the moon might have been key in the development of one of the most soulful voices in the music industry today.
When she was discovered by hunters and returned to her family Darby coupled her voice with a passion for musical instruments. Over the years Darby has taught herself how to play the guitar, ukulele, harmonica and even the kazoo. She actually picked up the guitar at the age of 12 when a dislocated finger prevented her from attending the flute lessons her human family had forced upon her. One suspects from her fine tuned wolf instincts that the injury was self-imposed in order to pursue more a desirable instrument but after all these years Darby remains mum on that subject.
As Darby continued to develop her talent for music, she also found herself living life to the fullest. Just last year she rode her bicycle across South Carolina from the Upstate to Charleston. When asked why one would pursue such a strenuous undertaking over a mere three days, Darby admits that she “wanted to take on a challenge that would raise money for charity and really punish my crotch. Plus, I wanted to trade that thing in for a younger model anyway.” Crotch punishment aside, Darby has also been shot multiple times in a drug deal gone awry, saved a family from a meth lab explosion and played Sandra Bullock’s stunt double in the movie Speed.
Through all of this excitement, Darby’s focus has never strayed from music. Citing Cat Power, Radiohead, Elliot Smith, The Beatles, Counting Crows, Bjork, Velvet Underground (R.I.P. Lou), Badly Drawn Boy, Wilco, Neko and Beck as her influences, Darby has always expressed herself through her music. From the first song she recorded for an elderly boyfriend when she was 15 to songs about more emotionally mature moments like motherhood, Darby’s real story has always been told through song.
After five years as a member of O Melo Cello Tree and a year with Adele Cotton, Darby has struck out on her own as a strikingly impressive solo artist as well as a band leader. Darby’s solo performances and recordings offer a unique window into the soul of this artist but things get a little more rambunctious when she is accompanied by her band of misfits she lovingly refers to as “The Peep Show”. In either incarnation, Darby Wilcox is an outstanding performer with one hell of a story to tell…
Darby’s first solo EP She Took to the Sea is the first chronicle of the tales of a young musician that has a lifetime of stories to share. It is inspired by her travels, her raw emotions and an innocence that prevails despite her aged soul. Ongoing DNA testing may yet prove that despite her comfort with the wolf pack, her true roots could actually have more ties to the fabled sirens of the sea as we suspect she might be a mermaid. At any rate, the combination of genetics, personal history, and undeniable talent make She Took to the Sea a true five-song masterpiece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAV1ANI                           Charleston, S.C.

 

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On the rise as one of the top DJs in his stomping grounds circuit, KAV1ANI picked up a lot of flavor after his move from the Philadelphia & South Jersey metro area to the Southeast where gritty booty shaking 808 bass carries the crown and reigns supreme. With his expansive range of immersive jet set tech-house club sound bangers to the funkiest of funkstep and beyond when duty calls, to the trillest of twerk bounce trapville, KAV1ANI connects and delivers to his audiences exactly what they want to groove to in non stop motion. [electronic/funk/house/disco/moombah/trill/glitch/twerk/ future bass/trap/hip-hop/throwbacks/TOP40 mashes] #RAYG ︻KAV1ANI is a member of the SenateDJs, a highly regarded elite network of DJs who hold down the Northeast Tri-State area [NYC, Atlantic City, & Philadelphia regions] on the regular recently expanding into the Southeast www.senatedjs.com

 

 

 

 

SOLE SYMPHONY                            Charleston, SC

 

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 Sole Symphony –

 

His father gave him a guitar and taught him House of the Rising Sun by the Animals in 1995 and set forth a love for playing and creating music. Sole Symphony, born Andy Natusch, has been a member of several bands, but was always disappointed at the lack of drive in his fellow band members.  Andy learned to play the drums and keys, and soon began recording and producing albums for hip hop artists. After doing that for a few years he set out on a solo music career making electronic music. His first album, titled “Relax”, was released in 2008 and is a mix of down tempo and ambient music.  Sole Symphony released his second album,“Breathe and Achieve”, in 2012.  The music style of “Breathe and Achieve” is a mix of ambient dance music and triphop. He is currently working on a third album. Sole Symphony makes his music with synthesizers, samplers and a mix of acoustic instruments and obscure vocal samples. Along with his love of creating electronic music, Andy is also a painter who has sold over 250 paintings worldwide as well as the owner and clothing designer of Artisan Tees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANDENTED                        Charleston, SC

 

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The melody and sound of creeping synths, pulsating bass and sonic landscapes behind flared drums in Brad’s production serve as an altar to the haunting vocals of Jasy Stewart. Meeting through art events and common friends this duo from Charleston, SC quickly began creating music that incorporated elements of ambient, hip hop, rock, electronica, techno, futurepop, and witchhouse. Growing up near Nashville, TN Jasy has always held a deep love for music and songwriting. Jasy has a developed yet natural talent after growing up in a family of professional musicians including her grandmother Loretta Lynn (“The First Lady of Country Music”). Stepping out of the shadows – Brad has been working with vocalists and bands as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in the Charleston area for years. Designing the signature sound for Candented has been his passion for the last several years.

 

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LEFT                Charleston, S.C.

LEFT_BIO

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LEFT (born, Ross MacTaggart), As a painter and DJ, his influences range from Anarcho and crust punk, to blue note jazz and funk, hip hop, and all elements of electronic music; namely, Drum and Bass,  jungle, and Digital Hardcore. After spending much of his time as a turntablist, he took a new direction and began producing his own tracks, and recently was featured on the “Chutzpah Gallery Vol.1-2″ CD compilation. A member of Homemade Genius, an art and music foundation originally based in the upstate of South Carolina, he is also the co-founder of electronic music crews, DGTL MLTV and Figure Four .,  and Arts director with Eskapemate. LEFT has performed more than 100 shows and events throughout the Southeast ranging from punk rock house shows, DJ battles, bar and night club events, raves, and festivals, including the Homemade Genius “O.N.E.” 3 day music and art festival in 2010 and more recently, 3SD’s “Down the Rabbit Hole” festival in Charleston, SC. Describing his sound as Attention Deficit in nature, this multifaceted DJ, producer, turntablist, and visual artist, takes his audience on an ocean wave of Downtempo, table tactic, Grime, electro house, and Drum and Bass. He quotes some of his biggest inspirations as: DJ Krush, Kid Koala, Black Sun Empire, Atari Teenage Riot, King Tubby, Parliament Funkadelic, Sun Ra, Flying Lotus, Mala, and John Coltrane.

 

 

 

 

 

For booking inquiries please contact Ian Morris at : ian@conceptualbooking.com