Charlie Clark

Charlie Clark

Originally from The Outer Hebridies of Scotland, Charlie Clark is now based in Los Angeles, California where he hosts a weekly music night called "Mad For Sadness" at Taix in Echo Park. Clark was a founding member of the criminally overlooked band Astrid, who released three full-length records, including 1999's sophomore lp, Strange Weather Lately, which was produced by legendary musician, Edwyn Collins. Clark was also a core member of the Scottish "supergroup", The Reindeer Section, which featured members of Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub and The Vaselines. Clark has also appeared as a guest vocalist and musician on records by The Zephyrs, Arab Strap, Mogwai and Snow Patrol.

For his upcoming, debut solo record, Charlie Clark has hooked back up with Edwyn Collins, whose AED label will release the Feel Something ep on July 22nd. The five song record features the talents of Brandi Emma, Eric McCann (who also produced the record), Isobel Campbell, Yohei Shikano (My Hawaii), Kaitlin Wolfberg (Fort King) and Joe Luisi (A House For Lions). Feel Something shows off Clark's keen ability to write a smart pop song, but the Scottish songwriter has been absorbing the sunshine and laid-back vibes of his adopted home.

Clark will be performing regularly throughout the west coast of the U.S. the second half of 2013, along with a UK run of dates, that are currently in the works.

Joseph Garate

A native of Los Angeles, Joseph Gárate has spent the entirety of his adult life indulging his interests in both pop and classical music. As a classically trained singer he has appeared throughout the country in operas, oratorios, recitals, and musicals. In 2009 he joined the Los Angeles band The Lexingtons as a lead guitarist and backing singer. He recorded an EP and much of a full-length album with the band before leaving in 2013 when he began working on a solo album and formed a backing band which includes members of Sadie & The Blue-Eyed Devils and Blazing Hips. His debut album will be completed in the Fall of 2013.

Son of The Velvet Rat

Son of the Velvet Rat is the project of austrian Songwriter Georg Altziebler. SotVR is an omnibus designation for the artists solo work (vocals and guitar) and performances with backup band accompaniment ( bass, drums, keyboard, vocals and guitar)

"Introspective and cathartic European folk music."
(Sahar Oz, Delusions of Adequacy, Pittsburgh, PA)

"There's some dark majesty at work here."
(Suzie Q, logo magazine, London)

"Heartbreakingly beautiful, slow, minimal folk. Think Will Oldham, mellow tracks Iron and Wine, quiet Sun Kil Moon ... (Mor, KZSU Radio, Stanford, CA)


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