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R&B based singer/songwriter with soul and pop influences | Nashville

Dylan Rockoff

lorida Panhandle-based I’MAGENE (ex-Continuum) is a 4-piece band utilizing the terms Retro Electro Soul to describe their own singular style. Constantly focusing their craft, they’ve rapidly grown their fan base both regionally and nationally. They’ve spent the majority of the last year bouncing across the US multiple times consistently releasing content that documents both their journey and growth as a band. The passion and determination of these four 20-somethings is evident in everything they do and can absolutely be heard on any of their releases. When you see them live, it is like stepping into another world. Each song connects to some of the most powerful emotions a person can experience in their lives. Their music envelopes you in memories of the past or perhaps a situation that may still be unfolding. I’MAGENE is certain to radiate passion and create a connection of body and soul for all who have the desire to feel.

Ria Marie

Hailing from Bristol, Tenn., the birthplace to one of the most successful music genres in the world, RiaMarie--née Alex Gibson--has an undeniable passion for creating music that runs as deep as her hometown’s country roots.
To say that singing is in her blood would simply be an understatement; she is a distant relative of the trailblazing Carter Family and the daughter of a singing prodigy who at one point had been associated with musical legends such as the late Whitney Houston and Bob Marley, to name a few.
Growing up, Alex spent her formative years listening to modern icons of soul and pop music like Houston, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson, all of which have undoubtedly influenced her buttery smooth vocal runs and razor-sharp precision as a singer. She is also no stranger to the limelight, having shared a stage with renowned Broadway performers and even making callback upon callback leading up to a filming portion of America’s Got Talent at just 14 years old.
However, it was just last year when RiaMarie, the artist, began to take center stage. “I just knew I had something more to say,” the 21-year-old revealed, regarding a period of time in which she had exclusively recorded covers of popular songs. “I have always loved singing but I really wanted to tap into my artistic side and share a message with people to hopefully leave an impact; to write.”
A smoky, gritty blend of alt-R&B, RiaMarie’s soundscape involves hard-hitting beats anchored by infectious melodies that leave you wanting more. She effortlessly embodies today’s female millennial persona: independent, carefree but not afraid to let you know when she does care and when it’s going to go her way.
Currently, she is hard at work honing in on her songwriting skills and recording buzz singles that will showcase her tenacious sound complemented by her rich vocals, while serving as the blueprint for an EP or album in the near future.
“It’s a process, I’m really taking my time to uncover the many layers of this newfound voice so I can bring authenticity to my sound and what I want people to see in me,” RiaMarie shared. “I’ve come to realize that I have this other voice inside of me that’s really always been there, if I’m being honest. I think she’s recently come to the surface because I’m maturing and growing as a woman, and quite frankly, she has got a lot to say.”
We’re all listening.

With over 115,000 listens on her latest single “On the Daily,” it’s clear that newcomer ROSE is giving listeners what they want to hear. With an eclectic sound rooted in R&B, hip hop and modern jazz, ROSE is bringing a new genre to the table. Influenced by artists such as Rihanna, Mac Miller, Eryn Allen Cane and Jhene Aiko, ROSE puts her own twist on hip hop hottest phenomenons.

Originally hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, ROSE currently resides in Nashville, TN, standing out with her groovy tunes among the quintessential aspiring country artists. No stranger to the limelight, ROSE is a self-proclaimed down to earth drama queen. With a passion for singing, songwriting and acting, ROSE immersed herself in theatre at a young age. From performing in musical theatre throughout high school to summer theatre institute at Julliard, she always tapped into the natural performer within her.

That eagerness for performing brought ROSE to New York City. After becoming smitten by the big lights and hustle of the city as a young college student, she knew she had to do whatever it took to make it as an artist. Fast- forward three years and ROSE is making a name for herself in Music City, USA. Filling her free time with songwriting and local performances, ROSE has found her niche. In a place where country western is the assumed norm, ROSE stands out with her fresh, funky and chic tunes in the developing Nashville hip hop scene.

With a laundry list of accomplishments such as performer in Christmas at Belmont (PBS), National Anthem singer and Kean Idol Finalist, it’s only a matter of time before ROSE becomes a household name.

“I’m at the point in my life where you constantly lose and refind yourself. Music is my companion on the journey-the soundtrack to my life.”






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