Chicago Songwriter Alliance #7

Donnie Biggins (Full Band)

Donnie Biggins, of Chicago’s The Shams Band and owner/promoter of Tonic Room, Harmonica Dunn and the annual Dunn Dunn Fest, released his solo debut, “Profiles,” in November 2016 and the album was named "Under The Radar Best of 2016" by Glide Magazine. Blending folk and rock, many have said that Biggins' style is reminiscent of Harry Nilsson in his prime. The album has received press and airplay from the Chicago Tribune/Chicago Now, Glide Magazine, Tomorrow’s Verse, WGN Radio, WXRT, CHIRP Radio and Radio One Chicago.

Profiles, which is available on limited edition vinyl and for digital download, features contributions from Ryan Joseph Anderson, Dan Ingenthron and Jamie Gallagher. All songs were written by Biggins, who also handled vocals, guitar and piano. The album was produced by Ryan Joseph Anderson, recorded and mixed by Matt DeWine at Pieholden Suite Sound and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.

Anna Soltys

Brice Woodall

Alternately spectral and warm-blooded, the live incarnation of songwriter/beatmaker Brice Woodall’s work bridges the organic and the synthetic, the embodied and the digital. Brice draws upon shortwave radio, film samples, and a growing arsenal of analog toys to cut an oblique face on synth-pop. His electro-acoustic arrangements build walls only to cut them down, puncturing thick atmospherics with clean guitar, beats and keys. This is the sound of the ghost in the wires—a weapon against the cynicism and neurosis that permeates our increasingly digital world.

DJ Mr. Gac

When Mr. Gac comes to town all the girls go crazy. The guys go crazy. Everyone turns up. Mr. Gac has been known to keep it 100 more frequently than the average disc jockey. Beware of the fire mixes cuz it will be lit.



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