LA sisters Danielle, Este and Alana Haim's electric talent, fiery resolve and sparkling character have helped these three Valley girls ride a surge of acclaim to a major label record deal. HAIM's addictive, percussive songs and blistering live shows has everyone anticipating their debut full length release.
Abner Ramirez & Amanda Sudano both inherited strong musical influences from their parents and both were driven by a desire to chart their own path in music. The pair formed a songwriting partnership, marrying in 2009. Fueled by Nashville's fervent music scene, the two began writing songs that drew from and augmented each other's musical strengths. With a style evocative of The Civil Wars, this powerful duo possesses a uniquely modern, sensual sound, delivering artistically rendered folk-pop songs.
Born and raised on Auckland's North Shore, Ella Yelich-O'Connor possesses a singular ability to capture the majesty and mundanity, of teenage life in striking melodic snapshots that belie her age and experience. The music of Lorde manages to capture the very essence of the frustration and freedom, the curiosity and confidence, and the plain old wonder of teenage life, in a truly unique way.
The San Francisco based artist has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope yielded the smash single "Come on Get Higher," which has sold more than 2 million copies. The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist. His latest release, Last of the Great Pretenders, debuted on Billboard's Top 200 at #16, marking his highest debut to date.
A fervent singer-songwriter since the age of 10, the now 24-year-old Emeli Sande got her first big break while still a teenager. On her debut album Sande gracefully flaunts her rich voice and penchant for sophisticated melody. The album reveals her to be an uncompromising creative force in the vein of Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, and Lauryn Hill.
After learning to play a guitar given to him by his uncle and a chance encounter with Damien Rice that inspired him to start writing songs, Ed Sheeran started working his way up the music industry ladder by playing gig after gig. Despite pressure to change his look and delivery, Sheeran's decision to stick with his one-man, guitar and loop pedal delivery proved to be prescient. Today he is a top-selling artist with legions of fans around the workd, including the one and only Sir Elton John.
The Denver-based trio is an amalgam of heart-swelling stomp-and-clap acoustic rock, classic pop, and front-porch folk. In 2011, an eponymous, self-recorded EP led to a self-booked tour, and before long The Lumineers started attracting devout fans across the United States with Americana-inflected barnburners and slow, sultry ballads.