Entries by Musicians And Melody

JACOB BANKS

By Ariana Marsh and Interscope Records Born in Nigeria and based in England, 25-year-old singer/songwriter Jacob Banks creates soul music that’s uncompromisingly honest but thrillingly cinematic. A self-taught musician who began singing, playing guitar, and writing songs at the age of 20, Banks got his start at open mic nights around Birmingham in 2011 and […]

LAUREL

By Ariana Marsh The definition of a self-made artist, London-based singer/songwriter Laurel Arnell-Cullen first came onto the scene in 2013 when she uploaded a demo for her song, “Blue Blood,” which she wrote, recorded, and produced in her bedroom studio. After sharing an additional two tracks online, the 22-year-old signed with Turn First Artists and […]

MEET QUIN, THE LA-BASED SINGER WHOSE MUSIC SPREADS LOVE

By Galore Girl Meet Los Angeles-based singer Quiñ. She makes aspirational electronic-pop music that is sure to send listeners into a dream. From her effortless style to her perfectly sequenced synths, Quiñ makes for an artist to watch. Where did your love for music come from? From the beginning of time, I’ve listened to my […]

BEACHHEADS

by James Christopher Monger A Norwegian indie rock quartet inspired by punk and power pop bands of the 1980s and early ’90s, Beachheads were founded in 2015 around the talents of vocalist Børild Haughom, drummer Espen Kvaloy, bassist Marvin Nygaard, and guitarist Vidar Landa, the latter two of whom also played in the Stavanger-based black […]

COULD BIG-SHOT SONGWRITER JULIA MICHAELS BE A POP STAR IN HER OWN RIGHT?

By Chris Neville Chances are you’re already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa native has been an invisible yet inescapable presence on pop radio in recent years; along with songwriting partner Justin Tranter, she’s penned Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s […]

THE LEMON TWIGS

By Ariana Marsh Eccentric, theatric, and utterly uncategorizable, The Lemon Twigs is one of the more curious bands to have emerged in 2016. Composed of two teen brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario, who are joined by keyboardist Danny Ayala and bassist Megan Zeanowski when performing live, the group’s sound can most closely be identified as […]

JAHKOY

By Chris Mench, Eric Diep Jahkoy has spent the last couple years reinventing himself. Trading in his MC ambitions, released under the name Raheem, for a more soulful sound, Jahkoy has been productive since transitioning to R&B and leaving his hometown of Toronto for L.A. He’s an advocate for love on warm tracks, especially on his […]

LOVE & THE OUTCOME

  By K Love It was 2010 when Chris Rademaker and Jodi King followed a call God put on their hearts – selling their home, and lots of other stuff, as they headed out to pursue a musical adventure as the husband-wife duo Love & The Outcome. “Life on the road was all we’d ever known,” […]

HILLARY SCOTT

By K-Love Growing up in a house filled with family, music and faith – singer/songwriter Hillary Scott comes by her musical gifts naturally. Her mom, Linda Davis, moved to Nashville in the 80’s to pursue a music career.  Linda met Lang Scott while working as a receptionist at a recording studio. They married in 1984 […]