Brett Hallam Holland, Christina Apostolopoulos, Franchot Tone

Brett Hallam Holland

Songwriter and Acoustic Fingerstyle guitar player Brett Hallam Holland displays a modern approach within his style. He incorporates two hand tapping, slapping, walking bass lines, odd times, improvisation, and open tunings into his songs and arrangements that are big on groove, strong on melody and spanning many genres.

A native of New Zealand as well as an Australian citizen, Brett is a composer ( docos and a musical) as well as a gifted tutor and clinician. He has performed in many musicals and backed up many NZ icons, and as a soloist and Band leader he has played at many festivals. Married to an American, Brett made his U.S. debut at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society in July 2012. He will be sharing tunes from 2 albums recorded in Nashville last year, the solo acoustic "The Zone" and songs from " Point Of View". He performs and tours as a soloist.

Christina Apostolopoulos

Christina Apostolopoulos currently attends Berklee College of Music, where she has recently completed her third year as a Guitar Performance major. She plays in various genres of music, including blues, jazz, folk and rock. In addition to being a skilled guitar player, Christina is also a vocalist and prolific songwriter. While at Berklee, she has won numerous songwriting competitions and performed in various singer/songwriter showcases. Christina has been performing in venues small and large since she was a little girl, from coffee houses to outdoor festivals and everything in between. She splits her time between Boston and Santa Barbara and continues to play for audiences on both coasts during her breaks from school and whenever possible.

Franchot Tone

It takes a certain, quiet strength to work in the shadows, and an entirely
different kind of fortitude to step into the light. Franchot Tone is
blessed with all of the above. The Oregon-based singer/songwriter/producer
isn't a household name, thanks to his decidedly behind-the-scenes work on
some of the coolest musical projects to emerge from the West Coast in
recent years. But his sound is unmistakable: take a pitch-perfect pinch of
vintage reggae and dub, a sun-fried splash of laid-back SoCal pop-rock,
and a heaping helping of Meters-style funk and soul, and you've got Tone's
brew. It's a flavor he's added to a bunch of projects that didn't bear his
name, choosing creativity and fulfillment over fame. Over the past several
months, however, a solo path has revealed itself, illuminated at every
turn by someone else. Now, Tone is stepping up to the front of the stage
for the first time. It's a new role, but one he's tackling with confidence
and a sense that it's one he's meant to play. More than ever, we live in a
world where artists will do anything to find themselves in the spotlight.
In Franchot Tone's case, the spotlight found him.

Over the past several years, Tone has built an impressive resume, both as
a performer and as a studio wizard. His best-known work is as one half of
the Culver City Dub Collective, the critically acclaimed band he shares
with drummer Adam Topol. He has also performed on stage with Garth Brooks,
Jack Johnson, Ozomatli, ALO and The Doors' Robby Krieger, and he has
opened for The Wailers, Toots & The Maytals, The English Beat, Michael
Franti & Spearhead, The Greyboy Allstars, Piers Faccini and Forro In The
Dark. The list of artists Tone has worked with in the studio or produced
tracks for is long, highlighted by Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, The Used,
Money Mark, Bedouin Soundclash, Goldfinger, Cava, Tom Dumont (No Doubt)
and Fredo Ortiz (Beastie Boys) and his own band, the Culver City Dub


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