Entries by Musicians And Melody

JESSIE REYEZ

By Mark Deming, AllMusic A singer and songwriter whose unique take on pop, accented with R&B and hip-hop influences, is reinforced by a vocal style that merges the passionate with the stylishly theatrical, Jessie Reyez was born in Toronto, Canada on June 12, 1991. Her birth name is Jessica Reyez, and her family is of Colombian heritage. Reyez learned […]

LANCO

By MusicianBio Country-rock music group LANCO — which means Lancaster & Company — were shaped in 2013 by namesake and frontman Brandon Lancaster. Hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, the quintet was curved out by drummer Tripp Howell, guitarist Eric Steedly, keyboardist Jared Hampton, and bassist Chandler Baldwin. Crafting feel-good nation anthems tinged with traditional […]

CAMELPHAT

By Rob Wacey, AllMusic Mike Di Scala and Dave Whelan are CamelPhat, a British electronic duo traversing various styles of deep house and techno. Formed in 2008, the pair put out a number of digital EPs and singles via Vice and Nervous Records before signing to Dutch EDM label Spinnin’ Records in 2014. Enjoying chart […]

KEYON HARROLD

By All About Jazz Keyon Harrold is a talented trumpeter/composer/ Platinum music producer from the same hometown as legend Miles Davis, Saint Louis, Missouri. He has one of the most fresh and unique approaches to improvisation on the jazz scene today. He is a graduate of New School University Mannes Jazz Program. He is a […]

GRETA VAN FLEET

By Stephen Thomas Erlewine Greta Van Fleet are a quartet of good-looking millennial guys who are out of step with their era: they’re unapologetic throwbacks to the golden era of classic rock — specifically, the golden era of Led Zeppelin. Raised on rock in the Michigan city of Frankenmuth — a small town known as […]

MOSES SUMNEY

By Last.fm Moses Sumney is a new Los Angeles-based singer & songwriter. Growing up, he was so shy that he would write songs avidly but hide them inside his mattress. At 20, he moved out of his parents’ house to study creative writing at UCLA and finally gathered the courage to start performing music. After […]

PENNY & SPARROW

By Timothy Monger, AllMusic Indie folk singer/songwriter duo Penny & Sparrow formed in 2011 while members Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke were living as roommates at the University of Texas in Austin. Inspired by acts like the Swell Season, Bon Iver, and Mumford & Sons, the two friends began writing and singing together, creating simple […]

GRACE VANDERWAAL

By Matt Collar, AllMusic New York’s Grace VanderWaal is a heartfelt pop singer best known for winning the 11th season of NBC’s performance competition America’s Got Talent. Born in Kansas in 2004, VanderWaal grew up in Suffern, New York, where she first showed interested in music around age three, singing on a wireless microphone. Later, […]

LUKE CHRISTOPHER

By David Jeffries, AllMusic American rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter Luke Christopher worked behind the scenes with Usher and John Legend before embarking on a solo career with a series of mixtapes. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Christopher started experimenting with songwriting and production as a teenager. He made his debut in 2012 with […]