SAW Third Thursday Showcase at Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge, Kate Todd, Todd Wright, Emma Rowley

Kate Todd

KATE TODD is a multitalented musician and actor. Todd's intimate & heartfelt vocal style, accompanied by her collection of down to earth & inspirational country music, offer up an authentic introspective of song and celebration reminiscent of Sheryl Crow. Kate is also a popular actor starring in award winning, hit TV shows and films http://www.imdb.com/name/ nm1433900/. From portraying Lily Randall the free spirited singer/songwriter on the hit TV show ‘Radio Free Roscoe’, to starring in Disney’s ‘My Babysitter's A Vampire’, to appearing on ‘Family Guy’, Kate continues to act while alternately focusing on her passion for music. The two media forms have continually intertwined throughout Kate's career, which led her to music licensing deals with the Disney and Showcase Networks.

Kate Todd's first project in 2014 has already been featured on MTV. Nobel Peace Prize nominee,‘The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media’ (WAALM), have asked Kate Todd to be the "Voice of Canada" for their campaign and song, "Walk In Style". One of the biggest musical projects for humanity in the world, "Walk In Style" is based around this powerful anti-bullying song.- http://youtu.be/7i8SSgayKsE

Kate regularly performs playing such prestigious venues as the legendary Mint Club in L.A. & was the special guest of FreemantleMedia at the fashionable South Street Seaside in N.Y.C. Proud to have shared the stage with such well-known acts as Nelly Furtado, The BareNaked Ladies and Great Big Sea, Kate has also been featured on Breakfast Television debuting her inspiring national single release, 'Footprints On The Moon' in February 2013 and her second national single “Drive” was appropriately released for the summer. This multi talented recording artist was nominated for the Country Music Association of Ontario's 'Rising Star' Award and 'Best Country Artist' at both the Toronto Independent Music Awards & the Barrie New Music Awards. Kate’s debut album 'Finding My Way' was chosen as 'Best New Album of 2012' at the Radio Nation Music Awards.

With a flood of adoring fans and new fans becoming aware of Kate’s musical talent everyday, there is nothing stopping the Kate Todd revolution!

Todd Wright

Todd Wright started this century as the touring guitarist for then-Atlantic-now-Verve recording artist Lucy Woodward. From 2004-2006 he was the touring keyboardist for Warner Brothers recording artist Pat McGee whom Wright later co-wrote and produced "These Days - The Virginia Sessions" for. In 2008 he signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell music publishing and with his writing partner Scott Simons wrote songs for a real housewife of Orange County, a Dutch Idol (Lisa Lois - Sony), a Eurovision Song Contest winner (Lena - Universal) and Judy Garland's grandniece (Audra Mae - Sideonedummy).
After leaving Warner in 2009 Wright helped develop local DC artist Chelsea Lee and was instrumental in her signing to Atlantic Records. Four of his songs are on Lee's upcoming Atlantic release.
In 2010 Wright signed with Pen music publishing and has since placed songs on TV shows Bones (FOX) and One Tree Hill (CW) as well as an upcoming major motion picture called What's Your Number.
Todd is also endlessly wrapped up in various side projects including a power-pop-electronic band with ex-Atlantic recording artist Toby Lightman called Girl Named Toby. He also has a trio with Better Than Ezra bassist Tom Drummond and America's Next Top Model winner CariDee English called Broken English.
In his 39th year Wright completed a project called 40x40 where he wrote and released a song every week for 40 weeks culminating on his 40th birthday. The project was participated in by many of Todd's musical buds including members of Collective Soul, Better Than Ezra, The New York Dolls and Taylor Swift's band. One of these songs (Lay Down) was re-mixed by internationally loved producers Roger Shah, Ross Lara and Johnny Yono and reached #18 on the Beatport charts. All of the proceeds raised by 40x40 were donated to Juvenile Diabetes research.

Emma Rowley

For as long as I can remember, I've loved to sing. Music has always been a huge part of my life. When I was younger, I chose ballet and tap classes over team sports and sang everywhere I went, all the time. I immediately fell in love with the idea of performing for an audience after my parents took me to a few different musicals that passed through town. My dream was to then someday perform in New York City on a Broadway stage. Little did I know, that dream would become a reality sooner than I had ever anticipated.

At the age of thirteen I made my Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone. I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it! My dream actually came true. Then, in 2009, I was awe struck all over again when I performed in the 2009 Broadway Revival of Bye Bye Birdie. During my time in New York City I had the honor to perform with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. I don't think I have ever been so nervous in my entire life as I was before I stepped out onto that legendary stage!

Since my eighth grade year I've been playing the guitar. I have always been big into writing stories and poems so I thought I would give songwriting a shot after hearing that Taylor Swift also wrote her own songs. She inspired me to share my fears, dreams and personal experiences with others through song and I haven't stopped since.

My music has begun to move in some truly exciting directions for me. In November of 2011, I made my first trip down to Nashville, TN to record a song that I co-wrote (co-writers: Nicole Sullivan, Bill Steins) for Fighting Faces; a truly incredible cancer foundation based in Columbus, Ohio closely associated with the awesome Jack Hanna. Thank you to Lori Wycoff for putting together this amazing organization. A portion of the proceeds made from our efforts to sell this song will go to families dealing with cancer so please purchase this single on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-am-single/id484776250)

I traveled back to Nashville in the spring of 2012 and recorded my EP album that is currently available on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-summer-ep/id536560780) and other music distribution sites such as CDBaby.com (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/emmarowley14) and can also be heard on my YouTube channel!

I won a national contest online through digitalrodeo.com and eventful.com in the fall of 2012 for their Next Country Star and was able to again record in Nashville, this time with the incredibly talented Bryan White! He is such an inspiring individual and I am so incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful mentor.

I am currently a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, studying commercial voice and songwriting while also working on my career as a recording artist. My musical interests and the genre I aim to make music in has changed quite a lot since I first began school here almost four years ago. I'm so thankful for this time of growth, as it has helped me to further step into who I truly am as a creator of music. Be on the look out for very new and very different tunes from me this year. I can't wait to share my new sound with you!

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