Amelia Hazen, Finer, Kristen Ford Band, Aaron Zimmer, ILLICITIZEN

Amelia Hazen

It's finally here. I've been working on this album for a little over a year and I'm happy to say it's finally finished. Thanks so much to everyone who supported me with it.

This album has been a really big dream of mine, although I don't believe any musician who says that they only make music for themselves. These songs are for you as much as they are for me. So thanks for listening, I appreciate it more than you know.

The song "Washington" is actually not on here, since I didn't have time to finish recording it, but rest assured that I'll be putting out more music soon, an EP or something.

I've got a soundcloud: soundcloud.com/amelia-hazen

...and a YouTube channel (for music & videos in the works!!!!):
www.youtube.com/user/maynooneperish?feature=guide

Thanks for listening!!!

Finer

We are FINER. An electronic rock couple with freak show bass and female vocals and guitar that creates an atmosphere of high energy, passion, and pure entertainment. A band that delivers a COMPLETE entertainment experience that goes far beyond the music. A band that combines amazing stage presence and visual stimulation to draw an emotional response and connects in an authentic way.

Kristen Ford Band

Kristen Ford was born in April 1987 in Ohio. She has since lived in 6 states, most recently in Chicago, Illinois and Boston, Massachusetts. Playing out and about for the past 5 years, Kristen has written slews of songs, performed across the globe and released 2 full length records, “Filthy Nasty” in 2009 on Many Doors Records, produced by June Millington and Lee Madeloni, and a double EP album “Alone, Together” released independently and the EP “ Alone “ produced by the one woman band phenom, Audrey Ryan.

Yearly moves, changes in geography and a personality “like talking to a child with ADHD”, Kristen has been hailed as having “no easy way to categorize the music, the real deal” and a “musical cuisinart”, Kristen plays everything from Reggae to Country to Folk to Pop on a handful of instruments, guitar, ukulele, piano and beatbox. Energy binds her eclectic tastes together and makes the live show a must see.


In 2007 Kristen played her first ever solo on her 19th birthday. In 2008, Paul Hendrick and Sarah Icklan joined Kristen to form the Kristen Ford Band. That group played over 100 shows in 2009, and released “Alone, Together” in which the EP “Together” is a rip roaring live performance, recorded in Goshen, Massachusetts in April 2010.

Kristen and her band have played with artists such as Sonya Kitchell, Matthew Santos, Erin Mckeown, Naia Kete, The Pussy Pirates, The Rex Complex, Abbie Barrett, Bear Motor, Baker London and many more,
In venues such as Church, The Middle East, TT the Bears, (Boston) The Empty Bottle, The Red Line Tap, Reggies (Chicago) Googies, Sidewalk Café, The Annex, Vox Pop (NYC), Café Coco, Windows (Nashville), Black Water Hatties, Flying Monkey (Hunstville) 400 Bar (Minneapolis) The Frequency (Madison) Club Havana, Bernies (Columbus) The Shadow Lounge (Pittsburgh) The LAB (Asheville) The Space (Detroit) Art Bar (Milwaukee) Raven Lounge (Philadelphia) Wonderroot (Atlanta) BigFoot (Portland OR), Club Q (Reykjavik Iceland) Parihaka Peace Festival (Auckland, New Zealand) Hudson Valley Pride Festival, Rockfest 2009, and too many fond memories to mention.

PRESS:

“When Chi-town Musical cuisinart Kristen Ford decided to adopt Boston as her new stomping grounds, we were pumped to have her, and all 17 genres she manages to play at once…delight in her take on acoustic disco”
-The Weekly Dig July 2010


“For those who don’t know about Kristen Ford, her music is a blend of rock, folk and reggae with sexy sprinkles on top.”
Cul de Sac Magazine ..July 2010


“Filthy Nasty” is easily one of the most promising debut albums I have heard in a long time. This Kristen Ford is a real rocker…There is no easy was to categorize the music of Kristen Ford. All of this musical diversity is what makes Filthy Nasty so appealing. Add to that striking melodies, the strong musicianship and her honest direct lyrics, and you’ve got the real deal.”
- The Greenfield Recorder February 2009

“To speak to Kristen Ford is like talking to a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Ford never settles on one genre, dabbling in folk, rock, disco and reggae.”
- The Huntsville Times, April 2009

“An unexpected, eye catching blend…music is a fusion of varying elements, like heavy guitars and dance beats… creates music that speaks to everyone: gay, straight, black, white, whatever. [Kristen Ford] strives to be a new breed of rock.”
- Windy City Times April 2008

“Sounds like she was born with a Guitar in her hand. A Multi-instrumentalist with dozens of songs under her belt, she effortlessly glides between pop, rock and roots.”
- Diva Magazine October 2007

“She’s an ambitious girl, who plays guitar and records as a solo artist. Her live sets are never boring… this is how a girl with a guitar builds a fan base”
- Columbia Chronicle December 2006

Aaron Zimmer

BROOKLYN BASED AARON ZIMMER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF FIRST PERSONS, THE FIRST IN A COLLECTION OF SHORT EPS (RECORDED TO TAPE ON A VINTAGE TASCAM 388 8 TRACK) TO BE RELEASED THROUGHOUT 2013. ZIMMER IS MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN NYC AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOT ONLY FOR HIS BRAND OF POP/ROCK, BUT ALSO FOR HIS ENGAGING ONE-MAN LIVE SHOW THAT INCLUDES A MULTITUDE OF INSTRUMENTS, PERCUSSION AND LOOPS...A SHOW THAT LEAVE HIS AUDIENCES WONDERING, "HOW'D HE DO THAT?" AARON WILL BE TOURING CLUBS AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES THROUGH 2013.

ILLICITIZEN

Illicitizen are a varied mix of thought provoking lyrics, melodic bass grooves and spikey guitars. Without fail the duo is compared to early Talking Heads as well as being noted for changing their sound with each song. The constants are dramatic and demonstrative vocals and a stimulating bass beat.
Illicitizen is an indie rock band formed in Charlotte, NC USA in 2005. The original lineup was solely Eric Cavanaugh: Guitars, Vocals, Programming, bass, synths, power tools, etc… Bassist Maria Illicitizen who joined the fray in 2006, not only took an active role rewriting the existing songs but started to contribute drum programs, synth parts and other orchestrations. The two have been blazing a trail up and down the east coast USA since their inception.

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