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Brittany Campbell

 Brittany Campbell is the artist people dream to be." - Deli Magazine. Blending elements of RnB, Pop, Electronic Soul, and Rock, Campbell is a true Avatar of the new direction of today's music industry. With independent artist breakthroughs such as Odd Future, Chvrches, Banks, and Macklemore, never was there a more opportune time for the DIY artist to break through the “glass ceiling” nor has there ever been a time where the ability to wear many hats was more vital to an artist’s career. An award winning singer, songwriter, producer and visual artist, Campbell is unequivocally equipped to tackle the industry’s ever-changing climate exemplifying the virtues of musical reverence, visual innovation, curated collaboration, and pure raw talent. Boasting 4 studio releases, her debut EP Nerd (2011) reaching the Top 10 NYC pop charts, her second studio album Heroes (2014) claiming an Independent Music Award for best pop album, has made her unarguably an artist to watch but perhaps even more exciting, is her newfound merging of music and animation. “An inspired audio-visual experience", according to Paper Magazine, Brittany has captured the attention of both the music and art world. Her animated music videos appearing in a multitude of festivals such as The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (2016) and Legends of Hollywood Film Festival (2016). Currently, Brittany is in studio, working on a 4 part series called "Stay Gold" that she calls her "personal fantasia". The first of the series, released Feb 2016, received positive reviews - Complex Mag calling her the “future of soul”.


Cole Degenova

Somewhere between a soul pop concert, South Side jazz club, slam poetry reading, and punk rock dive bar, lives the music of Cole DeGenova... As a pianist, vocalist, and composer Cole DeGenova has spent most of his life crafting his eclectic artistic voice, beginning his career at age 16 as a jazz pianist around his native Chicago. As a bandleader, he started his funky alternative soul group Cole DeGenova & The Peoples Republic at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he released his first album JUST PEOPLE AGAIN in 2009. A few years later, DeGenova released his second album ANOTHER COUNTRY.  Now based in Chicago and Los Angeles, he is both an in demand studio musician as well as a touring performer around the globe. He has worked with Lupe Fiasco, Brett Dennen, Chance the Rapper, Gallant, Latin Grammy winner Lucky Diaz, Meshell N'Degeocello, Paula Cole, James Carter, engineer Eddie Kramer, Hey Champ, Dave Shaw, as well as funk group The Heard and experimental jazz trio Hanging Hearts. DeGenova is also a co-founder and organizer for the Chicago artist collective The Gala. His third album THE RADIO HERO MIXTAPE was released spring of 2015. His song “Hollywood Girl” was chosen as a Finalist in the 2015 American Songwriting Awards.


Hood Smoke

 Bridging both genres and generations with original music steeped in the history of its influences, Hood Smoke’s sonic narrative illustrates timeless stories using beautifully simple melodies set to a rhythmic foundation built firmly from the bass up. Since the release of their debut album, Laid Up In Ordinary (2012), Chicago’s Hood Smoke has continued to narrow the gap between retro and modern sounds in a unique and sincere way.The band is a tour de force whose past and present members have performed with Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire, Koko Taylor, Rhymefest, Nick Lowe, Chris Thile, and Umphrey’s Mcgee.With their second album, Regular Neurotic (2014), the band began its collaboration with producer and engineer Anthony Gravino. The record’s anthem “Never Suffering” gained the band recognition from American Songwriter and the Chicago Sun-Times declared Hood Smoke a “must-see act.”With their third release Rough Around The Hedges (2016), which Newcity described as “whip-smart jazz-funk-fusion” whose “lyrics are top-notch throughout,” Doherty proved his prolificacy as a composer and lyricist. 2016 also marked the band’s first national tour as they wooed audiences at large rock festivals and intimate jazz clubs, alike.The band’s fourth album Cannonball Porch (2018) showcases Doherty’s vulnerable and melancholic voice on what he promises to be “the most simplistic, lyrically creative, and to the point” Hood Smoke album to date. 



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