Artists on the Move works with artists 25 and under in all music genres. The company operates in a consulting/management capacity supporting the development activities for their artists. It is a highly selective process for acceptance into the program, with a top priority being the artist's commitment and passion to advance their music career. Each artist's program is customized and is aligned with the artist's priorities and future goals and objectives.
Melissa Fine is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter out of Boston, MA, who is a contemporary R&B artist which blends elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, and hip hop. She experiments with intricate layering and harmonies, a technique that brings cohesion to her diverse writing style. Her passion for music reaches further than the stage. She is an advocate for the local LGBTQA community. Her songs draw inspiration from her struggles with friendship, identity, and confidence as well as her accomplishments.
At 14, Melissa dropped her debut album, Here To Stay, which landed 43rd on the iTunes New Pop Releases chart within the first week of its publication. Her drive and dedication for growth as an artist shines through with each new endeavor. Melissa’s recently released album, Into the Storm, features 9 original songs marking the transition from childhood to adulthood, depicting the start of her desire for change. This album contains social protest songs such as "Rainbow Eyes", a smooth ballad advocating for LGBT rights and "Stop Talking", a sassy a cappella tune criticizing America’s leader.
Melissa has performed at many notable venues including The Hard Rock Cafe, The Middle East, The Topsfield Fair, Jamaica Plain Porchfest, The Red Room, and Loretta’s last call.
When she is not writing original music, Melissa creates exciting vocal mashups of popular songs with the help of her loop pedal. Heavily influenced by artists like Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Adele, the young singer incorporates elements of jazz, folk, alternative, and R&B into her songwriting.
Throughout the process of releasing two albums before her 18th birthday, she has developed skills in production, collaboration, and arrangement. Though Melissa loves spending time in the studio, her heart lies onstage. She is a sophomore at Berklee College of Music majoring in songwriting and production. She is loving the Boston music scene and hosts and performs at open mics at the Middle East Corner.
“Melissa’s musical depth perception and silky vocal expression leave us captivated in her grasp. Well beyond her years, Melissa represents the beauty in essence of today’s youth”- Artist on the Move
The more shows the better for this 18-year-old drummer and vocalist who performs in his rock back Roll Over White and as a solo artist. He brings fresh excitement and precision to every show performing a mix of covers and original music. With over 200 live shows in his resume he plays a variety of music including funk, jazz, rap, R&B and rock, and draws in audiences of all ages. Key influencers are the Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Audio slave and Queen. Every song is an explosion of energy with dynamite dynamics.
Music was introduced to Stephen when he was 10 years old when he started taking drum lessons. He originally trained with Joe Bellomo at Music Unlimited in Hanover, MA, and later studied under Chris Barone, various teachers from Disenso’s Drum Shop in Weymouth, MA and Cross Roads Music in Hanover, MA. Most recently, he trained with Caleb Crosby, the drummer for Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown out of Nashville, TN.
Some of the notable venues and festivals he has performed at include the Foundation Room at the House of Blues in Boston, the Bitter End in NYC, the iconic Cavern Club at the Boston Hard Rock Café, Thunder Road, the Middle East Loretta’s Last Call, Hampton Beach Seashell, Breakaway Tavern, and the Bennet Farm concert series in Rochester, MA.
Stephen has won numerous awards on his musicianship the most notable which follow:
Best drummer in the Hanover Day “Battle of the Bands” winning $2,000 worth of Zildjian cymbals and a private tour of the Zildjian factory
As a freshman was chosen to be the drummer in the Norwell High Jazz Ensemble, a highly skilled jazz group mostly made up of seniors
“Outstanding Musicianship” award from Bridgewater State University at the 2017 BSU Jazz Festival
Selected as a drummer and lead singer in the All You Got Tour Band which tours throughout several New England States during the summers and fall
Awarded the “Top All You Got Tour Performer” for the 2019 tour season
Winner of the “Top Original Song” with his band in the 2018 Elevate Battle of the Bands
Selected as a member of the Tri-Music Honor Society
2019 finalist and 2nd place finisher in the Live Nation New England Sings competition, winning a cash award and full scholarship to the Berklee five-week summer program
Stephen’s short-term goal is to attend a music college and concentrate on a dual major in business and sound production/engineering. His long-term goal is to continue learning his instrument with the objective of being a touring professional as a drummer and singer. Stephen is excited for the band’s future and their recent release of their 5-song EP recorded with award-winning producer Sean McLaughlin at 37 Productions. The song, “Where is your God”, was selected for the “All New Rock” Spotify Playlist.
Maximilian Wentz, 21-year-old singer-songwriter, began playing guitar at seven years old. His passion for music was evident and he began singing, composing original music and forming bands by the age of 13. His former metal band, Bunkerhill, recorded songs and performed at multiple venues all over New England, including The Palladium in Worcester, the Hard Rock Cafe and Canobie Lake Park in Salem NH.
Maximilian Wentz embarked on his solo career in the Spring of 2017. After auditioning for the All You Got Tour, he performed his original music at Mixx360, the Hard Rock Cafe, the Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp in Rhode Island, Beverly Arts Festival, NYMA Youth Music Festival, Thunder Road, and multiple local venues all across New England.
Maximilian’s lyrical content is inspired by the state of the world, his personal struggles, and the ability to overcome obstacles in life. With experience in playing bass, drums and piano, Maximilian is focused on writing new songs, learning unique covers and experimenting with his live stage show. With goals set to become a professional recording and touring musician, his mission is to inspire young artists to keep pushing towards their dreams.
Max has attended the Berklee five-week program and the Popakademie at the University in Mannheim, Germany in the summer of 2017.
Maximilian is released his debut single, "Soldier", on March 29th, on National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The first songs recorded are "Soldier" and "Psychotic" with "Deth Star" released October 2019. Currently, he is a freshman at Salem State University, and is on the Dean's list with a 3.7 GPA.
Max was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Burlington Idol competition.
“His rich tone, poetic lyricism, clever story lines and eerie soulful presence, make Maximilian Wentz a distinctively unique performer.” - All You Got Tour
Alaina Ray is a 17-year-old singer with dynamic vocal range, confident delivery and an exceptional ability to put her own flair on popular covers of all genres. Her gritty, raspy tone captivates her audience. After beginning vocal lessons at 9 years old, Alaina has been dedicated to creating opportunities for herself. She created a local band where she was showcased in venues like the Hard Rock Cafe, Topsfield Fair, The Raven, UnchArted and the Northeast Youth Music and Arts Festival, where she was awarded the most hardworking and passionate musical act based on an online vote.
She is currently attending the Fine Arts Academy. Her passion for music and drive to better herself, has led her on the path of learning guitar and writing her own songs. She will be participating in the All You Got Tour beginning in 2018, which will give her diverse performance opportunities along with connecting with local singers, songwriters and professional bands.
In the fall of 2018 Alaina formed a new Indie band, Shameplant. Members of the band include Reece Gardner and Tyler Nam. They had their debut event at Thunder Road and are performing at the Black Box Theater in March.
She continues to challenge herself with choosing songs that blend between mainstream and indie pop alternative. As an Artists on the Move client, she is taking her career seriously, and is preparing for recording and new career excitement.
"Alaina has steered her own direction, captures the audience with her smokey and breathy tone, and makes you feel the emotion from the song's first words. Her original music expands deeply on life's emotions and relationships and she can easily transfer that energy to the audience as if they are living it with her."-Artists on the Move
Sam Chetkin, 16-year-old singer-songwriter, surprises his audiences with his unique spin on classic pop hits. His sweet, rich tone, mature dynamics, and upbeat personality shine through in his performances. Songs like 1959’s #1 Pop hit “Love potion number 9” and the 1964’s “Come a little bit closer” grab attention, and his natural charisma locks everyone in to listen to his full set of popular covers from the 50’s to today’s Billboard favorites.
Sam Chetkin stands out in any line up and gets better with every performance. His hard work and dedication to putting on a great show every time is inspiring. This award winning young man is only beginning on his musical journey. He will participating in the 2018 All You Got Tour and will be performing all over with Artists on the Move. Sam placed 3rd in the 2018 All You Got Tour auditions amongst a talented group of artists. He also participated in the 2017 All You Got Tour performing in many tour stops throughout the New England region.
He was a top finalist at Fenway Sings Open Mic competition at Loretta's Last Call, and a finalist in the Inspired Nation 2019 New England Sings event which took place at the Ogunquit theater.
Sam has performed at the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage, the Hard Rock Cafe, El Taller, SOWA and at many area festivals. Actively focused on writing new songs, he plans to record an EP early 2020.
“Sam’s natural ability to engage his audience and impress them with his song choices and fun set lists, make him a performer most venues want to rebook”- All You Got Tour
Alexa Cabral is a 14-year-old R&B/pop singer-songwriter and musician from the South Shore of Massachusetts. Her rich/husky and powerful vocals instantly grab attention, and her approachable demeanor on stage invites audiences to stick around. She began studying with Sharon Jensen, Voices in Time based in Rochester, MA at the age of 10 years old, and through the program performed at numerous local community events. Debra Perry’s Vocal Development in Acushnet was another program that provided her development coaching in her younger years. Alexa’s voice is able to transcend through genres, including pop, rock, ballads, jazz and musical theatre, and she is always excited to take on new vocal challenges.
At 12 years old she was the winner of the 14 and Under Young Performers Club Showcase at the Boston Hard Rock Cafe. Her original song, “Summertime”, was released the summer of 2018 along with a music video featuring X’s and O’s which was produced by MusicBall Entertainment. The YouTube video climbed quickly to over 8,500 views. The spunky power pop song invites the audience to join in on the upbeat chorus…”cotton candy, bubble gum hangout chilling in the sun, this is how the girls beat rocking in the summertime.” It is a get up and get on your feet summer groove song. Alexa recently released her latest single "Hands Up" in September of 2019.
Alexa is seriously focused on writing original music, and expanding her performance resume. She spent the summer on the All You Got Tour for the 2019 season, and performed all over New England. Over the last two years she has played at the Hard Rock Cafe, Food Truck Festivals of America events in Salem and New Bedford, Mattapoisett summer camp, the Kids Expo, South Boston Street Festival, Faneuil Hall, Hampton Beach Seashell, Herter Park, Race Amity Day Festival in Boston, Loretta’s Last Call, UFO Charity Wrestling Event, Boston Common Christmas Tree Lighting and Sonia in Cambridge, MA.
Alexa is inspired by artists like Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Alicia Keys, The Animals, Queen, Calum Scott, and Labyrinth. She recently performed a cover of The Animals classic rock song "House of the rising sun" for her YouTube Channel, putting her own spin on the song. She is a multi-instrumentalist working hard every day to master her skills on piano and guitar. Alexa loves the art of songwriting, and cannot wait to release the new original she’s been working on over the summer with a producer team in CA. This young artist has big dreams, and is dedicated to making them come true with her humble attitude and strong work ethic. She is ready to perform anywhere and is excited about every journey her music takes her on. You can follow Alexa Cabral on Instagram (@alexacabralofficia) and Facebook to keep up with her musical journey.
She also performs in theatre at her high school, and has worked with the Andrew Wilson Agency, a boutique talent agency booking the New York and New England markets, landing several modeling gigs with Hasbro Toy Company and Bop It Kidz.
“Alexa Cabral has an ability to gracefully move about on stage while showcasing her powerful gritty and deeply rich tone. She grows with each performance, and eloquently shows her passion for performing with a fun-loving attitude making her fans eager to flock to the stage after each performance. At a summer show one attendee commented he came over from across the field as he was stunned it was a live performer he was hearing.” -Artists on the Move
Alexis Rose combines a sweet yet powerful vocal style with an added country twang. Her energy and love for life is present in all her performances. She covers songs from pop to classic country, and continues to expand her repertoire. She has begun to write her own music, pulling from her personal world and new relationships. Music offers Alexis a sense of comfort and positivity, which allows her to get lost in her performances. The audience can feel the genuine joy she feels being on stage sharing her music. She attends Granite State Arts Academy in NH, where her focus is strongly on music, and she is a leader in the school a cappella group, choir and other music productions. She has a bright future ahead of her, performing, writing and connecting with her audience. She glows with excitement when learning new songs and performing at new venues, and is fully committed to having a serious and focused music career.
Alexis was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Burlington Idol Competition.
Alexis was selected to represented NH in the National Choir video for the song "Song from the heart".
“Alexis Rose has a unique vocal style which makes listeners smile. She a little bit of country, a dab of pop, and a whole lot of attitude. She’s a pleasure to listen to, is so much fun to work with, and we love hearing her tell us she wants to do it all” -All You Got Tour
Chris is a 24-year-old indie/pop singer songwriter from Waltham, MA. Chris started his singing doing theater productions in high school and college, and covers classic broadway music with ease. His voice effortlessly fills all corners of the room at every performance, and his pure tone, technical consistency and brilliant range stop people to listen to all he has to give. His comfortingly warm presence makes him very welcome voice in any environment. He wins top praise for his haunting and heavenly vocals that make him a standout in all places he performs. Chris D'Agostino has a diverse musical appetite, with influences stemming from Jeff Buckley to Chris Cornell to Queen. With his many years of theater experience, combined with his passion for performing, Chris loves being on stage, connecting with his audience and engulfing himself in his vocal expression.
Chris recently won the Boston Sings Fenway Open Mic Competition at Loretta’s Last Call which had over 100 participants over a three month period of time. For the winning Prize Chris will perform at several clubs along Landsdowne Street in Boston’s Fenway Park region. Chris participated in the 2019 All You Got tour, and had an opener performance at the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage. He regularly performs throughout Boston at cafes and clubs. In the last year or so, Chris has been on a writing spree. In June Chris released his debut single “Grey Horizon”. It is a gorgeously composed and textured listen with some real heart, a charmer from start to finish which show’s his vocal versatility and talent as a musician. The song captivates the listener with haunting yet powerful vocals, and conveys a strong message of overcoming obstacles with strength and perseverance.
Chris is planning a release event at the Lilypad in Cambridge, MA on October 16th, and is also doing a collaboration with another local artist on a video production.
Caleb Cascio is a 14-year-old pop artist who loves to play guitar and sing. From an audience of one to one thousand, Caleb performs with precision and enthusiasm. He began playing guitar at the age of 9 years old. Caleb is inspired by artists like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendez.
Caleb loves playing and singing the National Anthem. He’s performed it at Boston University and Fenway Park. He’s an active member in the Autism Speaks community, performing at Xfinity Center to open up for Autism walk and was in a commercial with David Wade on WBZ. For a 13 year old singer, Caleb has had great opportunities to perform including the Special Olympics, Prudential Center, his school, coffee houses and restaurants. He recently placed in the semi-finals for the Boston Sings event. He works hard and always leaves the audience wanting more. With his growing set list, he can perform up to two hours of top pop covers.
“Caleb is a magnet from the moment he reaches the stage. His pop song choices keep the audience singing along with him. It’s quite evident how much time he puts into his music. He’s quite the impressive 13 year old young man”-Artists on the Move
Giuliana Amaral, 18-year-old singer songwriter and rock band musician, started her musical journey as a classical pianist at 5 years old, and thereafter studied at the Rhode Island Philharmonic School of Music for several years. She is the lead singer and bassist of her cover band, “Band Inc.”, and is a serious singer-songwriter. Between her solo and band events, Giuliana plays 2-3 times a week in the New England area at top venues like the Middle East Night Club in Cambridge, MA, and at The Bitter End in New York City. Raised in New Bedford, MA, Giuliana is a local advocate for music promotion. After years of being bullied in school, Giuliana always found a home and comfort in music. It allowed her to find herself while getting lost in her creative expressions, playing for crowds of people who appreciated her old soul, her standout musical talents and all in performances. Her sense of community and belonging in the local music scene, has given her a sense of purpose to drive forward to achieve her dreams.
She recently received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music's Summer Program. After 6 weeks in the summer program, Giuliana was more excited than ever to continue performing with her band and write new original songs. She is a rising singer-songwriter and loves being on stage connecting with audiences. She will be recording her first original song “Blue” in the upcoming months.
Her deep, confident vocals quickly build audiences. Band Inc. combines high energy, exceptional guitar solos, and brings a unique twist to classic rock songs. In 2018, Band Inc. was awarded “Best Radio Ready Performer” at the Elevate Battle of the Bands hosted by the All You Got Tour. Giuliana is greatly inspired by Led Zeppelin and recently had the opportunity to open up for the all girl tribute band “Lez Zeppelin”. She rocks Woodstock era fashion with pin stripped bell-bottoms and flowing embroidered tops, and has her style and image scripted on her guitar with "Woodstock" and "Days of peace, music...& love" visible from a distance.
Giuliana has big dreams that reach beyond her music career. She wants to make a difference in the world by eventually teaching music and opening up her own foundation dedicated to helping kids that have been bullied. She wants to raise funds to create resources for kids who have had similar experience as her own. She wants to inspire them to play music with the intent of building confidence and and developing a connection with their community. Giuliana experienced many hard years, working to ignore relentless bullying while remaining focused on her own plans. With years of practice and experience performing, music has helped her tremendously. She is currently boosting her presence in the music community, performing all over New England, and has been spotlighted on local radio stations. She recently began working with Artists on the Move to help jumpstart her goals and make them happen. Giuliana is excited at the opportunity to travel to more cities and countries to perform. Her favorite thing in the world is playing live for an audience. As she stays focused on writing new songs, recording and playing more exciting venues, Giuliana is on the fast track to a fulfilling her career goals, the one focus that has overcome the scars of bullying.
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Amelia Earnshaw is a 16-year-old classically trained vocalist and pop singer. She was on the 2019 All You Got Tour performing in both the senior and junior tour bands as a lead vocalist. She performed throughout New England at a variety of venues including Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage, Lawn on D, Salisbury Beach, Loretta's Last Call, Herter Park, Faneuil Hall, and Food Truck Festivals of America events. Amelia covers many of her favorite artists including Adele, Amy Winehouse and Cia.
Amelia has also performed at Haverhill KidsFest and other local charity and community events on the North Shore.
She was a finalist in the 2018 Hard Rock Cafe 16 & Under Young Performers Club Showcase, placing second in a line up of 16 finalists.
She is dedicated to her school theater program, and has performed in numerous lead roles in musicals and theater productions.
Amelia trains with Aliana de la Guardia at DP Voice Studio.
Zoe Ritchie is a 14-year-old singer-songwriter from Andover, MA. She is releasing her debut single, "Blue Eyes", in early 2019, along with her first music video. With powerful pop melodies and beats she has the magical hooks that enlist audiences to jump in on the choruses. Her star quality fills any size stage, and genuine passion for music is clearly evident.
She has attended the Berklee Summer Program the last few summers where she focused on song writing, and will be returning the summer of 2019. With six new songs written for her first EP, she is excited to keep the momentum going at the recording studio.
Her journey in music began at Tiny Tunes in Andover, which is a singing program for babies. From there it progressed into show tunes at the age of 9 with a memorable performance of “narrator” in 101 Dalmatians. Patty Duffey, Artists on the Move Partner, “discovered” her at a mall singing competition, and invited her to perform as the lead singer of the teen pop band Catching Arrows, which enabled her to expand her resume to venues like the Hard Rock Cafe and the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage.
Zoe recently won the 2018 New England Sings vocal competition. From the minute she walked on stage her confidence was electric. She had her head held high, and hooked in the audience for the song's duration. New England Sings is Inspired Nation’s inaugural event which has showcased the talent of thirty aspiring young artists to-date, raising over $100,000 for local charitable partners within the past two years. For her first place finish she won $500, a mentorship with producer and former American Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi, and a full scholarship to the Berklee Summer Program.
Zoe's resume of talent event success is impressive as she was also a semi-finalist for the 2018 Keene Idol competition, won the Second Prize in the Enkor International Music Competition (Voice), 11-13 age group, 2017, and
Third Place in the 2016 National Association of Teachers of Singing, 12 and under age group.
She is in her element on stage whether she is singing or acting. Her acting credits include five TV and Film roles, including Good Kids and Measure of a Man, and she has been in 16 theater productions in the Boston region, including a 30 show production of the play The Bunny which she just completed at the end of February 2019. The fall of 2019 she will be a freshman at performing arts school Interlochen Center of the Arts.
“You have everything going for you. You’ve got the look, can play, can write and have what people call 'the package'. The fact you can draw from someone else’s experience, and turn it into a song is such a good sign. Great control, great dynamics.” -Kara DioGuardi
"Zoe is one of the most gifted young songwriters we have encountered. Her songs stick with you after just one listen, and you just want to hear more", Artists on the Move
Noah Hatton, is a classically trained jazz singer with over ten years of experience in recording and performing. His passion for music goes beyond his energy on stage. Every word written has been calculated to evoke your sense of imagination. His original music is packed with bluesy southern rock influences combined with his smooth crooner vocal mastery.
Noah recently released his single “Honey Hair”, which was recorded in one take at Nebula Sound Studios. He’s focused on writing new songs and performing in any capacity, from solo shows with his acoustic guitar to collaborating with other musicians. His vocal ability lands him National Anthem singing opportunities and allows him to be versatile in his performances. He is working on his 5 song EP which hypnotizes in every sense of the word.
Noah Tompkins has the drive and ability to play in any environment; from the Theater Stage to a full on rock band to his acoustic solo set, he comes with a classy sound and a new attitude. From the Hard Rock Stage to your local coffee shop, Noah is always willing to perform and connect with his audience.
In December 2018 Noah joined the Villen's Den, affiliate of Boston Free Radio, as a co-host. In this role he interviews Boston area musicians and singer songwriters on Thursday evenings. He will also be participating in the Villan's Den Podcast which will be available on iTunes.
For the 2019 All You Got Tour season Noah was a lead singer in the tour band, performing all over New England at tops events and venues including Lawn on D, Hampton Beach Seashell, City Hall Plaza, and at Food Trucks of America events.
“With sophisticated poetic flare and symphonic musical delivery, Noah Tompkins enthralls his audience to think by serenading them with his old world sound and raw modern edge.”- All You Got Tour
Rhema Heywood is a 13-year old R&B, soul and pop singer from Boston, MA.
She recently performed on the Copley Stage at First Night, performed in the 2018 All You Got Tour, and has participated in the Young Performers Club showcase events at the Hard Rock Cafe. She placed in the 2018 16 & Under Showcase and won several special awards for her performances.
Rhema has been singing ever since she could talk. She used to sing along with her mom when she practiced singing. Seeing her early love for singing, her mom encouraged her to sing in public when she was 8-years-old, and she started writing her first original songs at 10.
She has sung in small and large settings singing covers as well as the National Anthem at cultural and music events. She won "This Kid’s Got Pipes” competition where she sang, did improv and wrote a song as part of the challenge. She won a recording prize at Patchwerk’s studio to record an unreleased album.
Other accomplishments included winning a silver medal in the 10-12 year old category at the World Championship of Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA at 10 years old. She was also the youngest person to be awarded a one month hip hop dance scholarship to the Millennium Dance Complex in Hollywood at the WCOPA.
When asked what her goals are Rhema responded, "My goal is for people to remember me for who I am and what I have to say. A lot of people underestimate me because of my high goals but that just gives me more of a reason to do it and show them what I’m capable of. I speak everything into existence, and pray for all of my blessings and I’m very thankful for everything in my life."
Rhema Heywood, is releasing her upcoming album "Love Lessons". All of her original songs are about lessons in love, whether it’s self love or love for other people. Each song is based off her own personal experiences that she feels can make an impact on her listeners. From writing her lyrics to stepping into the studio working to match her cadence with the instrumental track, the experience of releasing her first original songs has help Rhema grow as an artist.
"Rhema is one of the most talented young artists we have worked with, and we believe she achieve all her goals and do it all."-Artists on the Move
Zola is a 16-year-old pop/R&B singer-songwriter from Cambridge, MA. She has been writing and recording music almost since she started singing. She released her first original single, “Real to You,” in 2016, when she was only 13-years-old. In 2018, Zola released a debut EP of five original songs entitled, "In Plain Sight, mixed and produced by Josh Kimball at Rocking Horse Studio in Boston, MA. Her soulful voice and insightful lyrics, touching on themes such as identity and self-awareness and loss and acceptance, reveal an advanced wisdom and emotional connection. The top streaming song on the EP, "She knows", has 18,375 streams on Spotify, and the EP has over 28,000 streams.
Recently, Jackie Bruno from NBC10 Boston, produced a profile of Zola as part of her series, "Uniquely Boston," which features people or places that make Boston special. Zola's latest single, "Lose You", recorded at The Record Company and produced by Jesse Vengrove, can be found on all streaming platforms.
Once her music was released, Zola was out performing all over Boston. She sold out her first solo concert at the Burren in Sommerville, where she debuted her EP.
Zola has been working with Jennifer Truesdale on vocal training for around 8 years, and in November 2018 she started taking guitar lessons at the Guitar Center. Among her favorite artists are Jon Bellion, King Princess, Clairo, Alec Benjamin, Billie Eilish, Duffy, Who is Fancy, Ed Sheehan and Blackbear.
She is also a performer at Boston Pride, having performed for two consecutive years at the JP Block party, an LBGTQ event with over 2,000 participants. Other venues she has performed at include Loretta's Last Call, The Burren, Brighton Music Hall (Girls Rock Camp), Boston City Hall Plaza (Boston Pride and Youth Pride), Paramount Theatre, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Hard Rock Cafe, Middle East Corner, Faneuil Hall, Berklee Performance Center, Cyclorama, Boston Roller Derby and Wellesley College. She also participated in the Berklee Summer Program, and is involved in the The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. programs, an organization that helps low-income, urban youth hone their understanding of the social problems they face and use their talents and skills to create change in their own lives and in their communities
In 2018 she was a selected performer for Chick Singer Night, a talent showcase highlighting female singers/songwriters to raise funds for music and arts programs in local Boston area schools.
One of her proudest accomplishments was when she sang on 103.3 Amp radio at ten years old, and had her first original song, "Real to You", played on the station and followed up with a live performance. In addition to selling out her debut event at The Burren, another notable accomplishment was the performance at the Paramount Theatre with Teen Empowerment at 13-years-old, when she debuted her original, "Real to You".
She was the winner of the "Best original song" at Young Performers Club Showcase at the Hard Rock Cafe in 2018 and placed 2nd overall. In November 2019 she placed in the finals at the Open Mic competition, "Songriffic" at Loretta's Last Call, for her original song "She Knows".
Zola loves writing and has many new songs in process with her goal to release an album in the coming year. She is also working on self production and navigating mixing and mastering, and is preparing new songs for an upcoming show in Los Angeles, CA.
Zola is passionate, creative and charismatic, and her magnetic personality shines when she is on and off stage. With goals of performing at the House of Blues and reaching 100,000 streams on Spotify, she is fully committed to advance her resume and global reach.
"Zola's music is the epitome of what it means to be both unique and relatable at the same time."-Sam DeRosa
"Zola fearlessly expresses herself with an unforgettable voice, and with melodies that stick with you all day" -Melissa Ferrick
"Zola's voice is one that is heard by everyone in a crowded room, as people stop and realize her's is a voice that is distinct and one to pay attention to. With soul and grace she pulls you to the emotions of her lyrics and rich clear vocals that echo the walls all around."-Artists on the Move
Taylor Briggs is a multi-instrumental singer songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. His music is inspired by pop, R&B, hip hop, jazz, and alternative music. He attends Berklee College of Music, and is a dual Film Scoring and Professional Music major. He writes, produces, mixes, and masters all of his own music, and performs solo in the Boston area, and with his band, consisting of Berklee students Van Tetzner (keys, percussion, vocals), Desire Nealy (drums, vocals), and Biondys Duran (bass, vocals), plus co-writes and produces songs in various genres for his friends.
Taylor began to play guitar at 8, then added vocals, bass and cello the following year. He grew up in a musical family, as his father was a songwriter for Maypop Music Group and a guitarist for the group Alabama as they accumulated 43 number one hits, who set a high bar for his musical accomplishments. Through his participation in School of Rock and the high school orchestra and jazz band, Taylor has played at numerous SoCal venues including the Honda Center, Saban Theatre, and The Echo, plus played cello at St. John’s Smith Square in London. Over the past ten years, he additionally played in bands, the first of which was managed by film producer Peter Berg. During this time he also worked as an actor, and appeared in several movies such as Red State directed by Kevin Smith and Talhotblond directed by Courtney Cox, and appeared in music videos by Foster the People, Orianthi, and The Offspring.
In 2017, he released his first solo album, California Life consisting of 13 tracks. Taylor rarely takes a break from writing and has a soon to be released EP close to completion with songs, “Smile,” “The Feels,” “Kelsey,” and “Painting Pictures in the Dark.” He just released his new music video “So So Bad” which is streaming across all platforms. With “So So Bad,” he has created his own niche genre that is pop dominate and fuses unique blends of R&B, jazz and hip hop. He and the band are also collaborating to develop additional new music.
A review of his new single “So So Bad” was published by A& R Factory blogger Amelia Vandergast. Since 2012, A&R has grown into one of the most respected blogs on the web. They help music industry professionals discover new independent music from across the world:
“Plenty of up and coming artists have tried their hand at creating the perfect smorgasbord of Pop, Indie, R&B & Hip Hop. Yet under the deft hands of Taylor Briggs his latest single “So So Bad” is a rhythmically infectious earworm with massive commercial potential. Music fans of all different persuasions will all find different reasons to fall in love with the sound. For Alt fans, there are plenty of chunky riffs whilst R&B lovers will find a massive amount of appeal in Taylor Briggs’ harmonically honeyed vocals. The track keeps the perfect balance between emotively smooth vocals, dark and moody electronica, Jangle pop guitars and urban rhythm. Around the euphoria of the choruses you’ll find of plenty of instrumental intricacy from LA-based Taylor Briggs who writes, produces, mixes, and masters all of his own tracks. With the ability to get all of that down to a fine art by the age of 20, that’s a clear sign that he’s definitely to be trusted with the future of genre-defying hits.”
Kyle Bourque is an 18-year- old singer song-writer, self-taught guitarist and keyboardist from Boston with warm and soothing vocals that corral fans and followers.
Kyle’s participation in positions for the Boys and Girls Club of Waltham in production and music events, sparked his interest in performing when in his teens. Needless to say, Kyle works hard and demonstrates his passion in whatever he does.
Kyle writes original songs with events that deliver emotions about life’s challenging transitions. His content is unique with catchy hooks and attention-grabbing verses. He writes with true honesty to deliver songs that possess emotional fortitude and the ability to look within. With lyrics which travel through layers of depth there is a gravity force to keep on listening and playing his songs.
As a performer on the 2017 All You Got Tour, he completed close to twenty tour stops throughout the New England area to all types and size audiences, including debuting his original anti-bullying song to 650 students at a MA school.
He was one of a few solo artists selected for
the full tour package by a VIP industry judging panel during the tour auditions. He is also a mentor and leader for the younger tour performers on the tour, frequently jumping in to help them when they need musical support. Winner of the 2017 All You Got Tour “Top Solo Artist” award for leadership, commitment and overall artist achievements. Prize included a recording package and professional video with a MA recording studio.
Kyle has built a 2-hour set of popular crowd pleasing covers, and is available for bookings for festivals, schools, clubs, tours, corporate, private and charity events. Venues he has performed at include NASCAR, the Hard Rock Café, Breakaway, SOWA Market, Mixx 360, Stonewood Tavern, Topsfield Fair, and Middle East Corner. Kyle is on the roster for Artists on the Move, a New England organization that focuses on artist development and performance programs.