Circle the Earth

(formally Soul Rising)
Khadia Handon - Lead Vocals
Contracted Sag/Aftra vocalist on X-factor, American Idol, the American Music Awards and much more. Back up singer for Imagine Dragons, Janelle Monae, Mya, Prince, Andy Grammar and more.
Nicolette Holman - Harmony Vocal
Nicolette sings, performs and records as both an operatic and commercial pop vocalist. She owns & operates her own highly successful entertainment company called "Satin Glove Entertainment"
Angela Michael - Harmony Vocal
Angela Michael is a successful Los Angeles based singer with multiple credits including major motion pictures, network and cable television shows and commercials, national radio spots and bumpers and background vocals for major label artists. Angela ranges from being a featured background singer on eight of the twelve tracks for Rod Stewart’s CD entitled “Fly Me To The Moon… The Great American Songbook Volume V“ to being a featured On Camera Singer on Dancing With The Stars, X-Factor, The American Music Awards, Desperate Housewives, The Tonight Show
Sandy Chao Wang - Keyboard
Sandy relocated to Hollywood, California in 2009 to attend Musician’s Institute where she obtained an Associates Degree in the keyboard program and is currently working there as a teaching assistant. While in school she studied with Russell Ferrante, Otmaro Ruiz, Carlos Campos, and Carl Schroeder.
Her credits include Tahj Mowry, Cameron Cartio, Nikki Paige, as well as many other Chinese and Taiwanese artists including Aska Yang, Steven Ma, Luo Shifeng, Christy Chung, Kang Kang, Yu Ya, Johnny Yip, Anson Ping, Wong He.
Stig Mathisen - Lead Guitar
Chairman of Guitar instruction at M.I. (Musicians Institute) in LA. Replaced Yngwie Malmsteen in Alcatrazz
Mike McBay - Bass Guitar
Mike has formed, financed, managed and performed in a series of continually improving original music projects in the Southern California area for years and Soul Rising is by far the very best of these projects thus far.
Sandro Feliciano - Percussion
Sandro has toured the world with Tina Marie-Lauren Hill-Parliament and is a drum instructor at LAMA-Los Angeles Music Academy)

Born in Malaysia, raised in Australia, and living in Los Angeles, Che’Nelle is a truly unique blend of culture and genres, infusing traditional pop with elements of rock, soul, and R&B to incorporate the different cultures that she’s experienced. Discovered on Myspace, signed to Virgin Music and then catapulted into a star in Japan, Che’Nelle quickly became a household name. Hit songs 'Baby I Love You', 'Believe', and 'Happiness' earning multi-platinum certifications has coined Che'Nelle as the "Princess of Love" in Japan. Her songs have been theme songs to films such as Brave Hearts: Umizaru and TBS TV Drama Dear Sister. Che'Nelle is a recipient of 7 gold discs awards and has lead product campaigns for companies such as Coca - Cola, Nivea, and Proactiv. In 2017 single 'Destiny' is theme song to TBS TV Drama Reverse, a hit record reaching the #1 position on all Japan DSP charts. 2018 is proving to be a strong year for Che’Nelle, single ‘Kiseki’ is the theme song to Warner Bros Film Romance Theatre distributed throughout Asia. Additionally, as a songwriter, Che’Nelle has landed placements for Fox’s Empire single ‘Never Been This Hard’, and M-Net Korean Boy Band competition TV show Produce 101 for single ‘Pick Me’. Che’Nelle embarks on summer 2018 with releases alongside Walshy Fire of Major Lazer on Empire Distribution and FWLR on Monstercat.

Ayline Artin is an LGBTQ, Armenian, singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist residing in Redondo Beach with her wife and kids. In her free-time, she meditates, takes walks on the beach, and spends quality time with her family.

Born in Africa, Artin came to the US at the age of one and grew up in Canoga Park, California. Though her love for music began early when she started playing piano at six years old, it wasn’t until years later that she received her first Taylor Guitar - a gift from her wife and enthusiastic supporter - and taught herself to play.

On November 30, 2017, Artin opened for legendary Kenny Loggins. Other shows she’s played include at The Troubadour, The El Rey Theater, The Roxy, The Saban Theatre, and The Hotel Cafe. Also, she organized shows that raised awareness of the Armenian genocide, and proceeds went to Orran, a children’s foundation in Yerevan, Armenia, and the AYF (Armenian Youth Federation) Youth Corps.

Drawing inspiration from P!nk, Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, Artin released her debut album “Chapters” in June 2018 about breaking through life’s challenges with the strength of love and as “a tribute to my wife who illuminates my world.” Press she’s received are Music Connection, The Hollywood Times, and Pasadena Independent.

Within three weeks starting in late October 2018, she raised $9,300 on Indiegogo for her #MeToo music video “I’m Through,” surpassing her $7,500 goal. Since her perpetrator was a woman, she hopes her music video will spread awareness that sexaul assault can happen to and from anyone of all genders. After 35 years of hiding, Artin is ready to tell her story this April 10, 2019 when “I’m Through” music video is released on YouTube.


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