SKUNK RUCKUS

Country/Rock Band : Skunk Ruckus

The release of their second album on May 11th, “Pearls Before Swine” really showcases the band’s unique style and lack of concern when it comes to crossing genres and breaking the rules of sterile formula based music. It’s a gret combination of old school Appalachian Mountain Music and the free expression of punk rock.

Originally a duo with Jim McCarthy on Banjo and stomping a kick drum along with Max Steel on bass, the current configuration has the addition of drummer, Claude Coleman, Jr. and Dave Gilbert on electric guitar. With Jim’s gut-singing vocal style the sound is awesome and you can’t compare it to anything out there, definitely unique and hard to put in any kind of descriptive box.
I think sometimes as regional musicians you end up in performance situations that vary dramatically in regards to the engagement of your audience. Sometimes you’re a rockstar and sometimes you’re background noise for the drinking crowd. The title of this new album comes from a situation Jim McCarthy was quoted as saying, “We were playing a show and just kicking the crap out of it,” he says. “And no one was responding. We might as well not have been there. And then Dave leaned over and said, ‘We are giving these guys gems!’ And I said, ‘Pearls before swine!’” It was all meant in good-natured fun, but the phrase stuck and ended up as the album title.”
 
The Ruckus boys are playing all up and down the East Coast and the Carolinas, if you have the chance to catch one of their shows you will not be disappointed. HillBilly Rock-N-Roll is alive and well!

JAZZ, POP & AMP; OPERA SINGER SKYE DUMONT

Jazz, Pop & Opera Singer: Skye Dumont

Skye is a diverse artist, who is classically trained and sings opera, musical theatre, and classical music; but is also a recording artist of contemporary music. Her voice has a warm soulful tone which flourishes in her jazz and pop recordings. Skye was always in love with music and performing. She started piano lessons at age 4, and at age 8, won her first singing contest performing Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”.

Classically trained at the Manhattan School of Music in beautiful NYC. Her style of music is a mix of pop, soul, and old school big band jazz. She really love bass, horns, & strings. She strives to make music that is somewhat dramatic, with sophistication & class. Her goal is to never create shallow music, but always music with a message.

Check out her latest video “Don’t Dream it’s Over”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDkC0vxhO0M

Skye aspires to be a role model for young women, and revolutionize the pop music of today. “There can be so much negativity in today’s music. I want to convey a message of love, and positively, and self worth.” // “My ultimate goal In pursuing classical music is to be a premier recognized soprano on the operatic stage with the ultimate design to move and inspire the masses; to bring classical music back to its rightful place in cultural society.” Skye is aiming for an active career as both an operatic and pop performer as well as a worship leader. No matter the style of music — her goal is to inspire her audience.

Check out her music at http://www.getconquer.com/skyedumont

WASI-Coup D’état

 

Jessie Meehan and Merilou Salazar

Pop/Punk Band: WASI

Website: www.isawwasi.com

GetConquer Site: www.getconquer.com/wasiband/

 

WASI; A Riot Pop/Punk duo, with a voice that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Shows full of energy, and music that provides encouragement for those trying to find their place, WASI is a band that gives that punk sound an even greater dynamic.

Jessie & Merilou produce music that speaks from the voices of those who are trying to be understood during their own tender time.

Head over to http://www.conquerentertainment.com/conquer-artist-interview-wasi/ for an in depth artist interview!

CHRISTIAN RECORDING ARTIST PHIL STACEY

CHRISTIAN /GOSPEL: PHIL STACEY: BRENTWOOD, TN

Phil Stacey is a Christian Recording Artist. You may have been introduced to him as a finalist on the 6th season of American Idol; or watched him perform on Ellen or the Tonight Show; seen him as a featured artist on tours with Michael Smith or Natalie Grant; or even attended one of the thousand concerts he’s headlined around the world in the last six years.

Phil was signed to a recording contract with Lyric Street Records. His debut single, “If You Didn’t Love Me”, was released to radio in early 2008 as the lead-off to his self-titled debut album, which was issued April 29, 2008 on Lyric Street. Stacey’s second album, Into the Light, was released on August 25, 2009 via Reunion Records.

In 2011, Phil has recently joined with Market America and Conquer Entertainment to release his newest album FAITH.

Currently he is touring all over the country every week. You can listen to his music at http://www.getconquer.com/philstacey

SHIRAGIRL DEBUTS SOLO SHOW “HOT DATES” 

PUNK ROCK: SHIRAGIRL: HOLLYWOOD, CA

Shiragirl, made her worldwide debut of her new solo show “Hot Dates” in the 2017 Hollywood Fringe at Three Clubs on 1123 Vine St. Hollywood, CA on June 4th.

“Hot Dates,” directed and co-created by Natalie Mitchell, with creative consultant Deana Barone, details memorable moments in the life of a Bisexual Jewish American Ivy League Punk Rock Pothead Princess. Interspersed with dating sc enes, Shira takes us on a journey of her life, from her girlhood milestones to attempted womanhood. The show features song, dance, storytelling and mischief.

Shira is proud to be popping her Hollywood Fringe cherry; she has been a prior participant in NYC and Philly Fringe Festivals. Shira studied theater at University of Pennsylvania, and Goldsmiths College in London. After graduating, Shira formed an all-girl band and crashed the Warped Tour as Shiragirl. She created the Shiragirl Stage for female artists, where she shared the stage with artists from Joan Jett to Paramore. This earned Shira an MTV Warpie award, and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Having relocated from Brooklyn to Hollywood in 2014, Shira is happy to be coming back to her theater roots, with her new show “Hot Dates.”

Catch one of these hot dates:

Friday June 9th 9:00 PM

Saturday June 10th 5:30 PM

Friday June 16th at 7:00 PM

Saturday June 24th at 6:30 PM

 

Check out this exclusive interview!  

Check out these reviews! 

MONNETTE TAKES PHILLY BY STORM

Jazz Queen - Monnette Sudler

Jazz Artist: Monnette Sudler

A jazz storm is brewing in Philadelphia and who else would you expect to be at the center? None other than Conquer Entertainment’s own Monnette Sudler!

A few weeks ago she put on a concert that still has the city talking. As a Philadelphia-based guitarist, she has all of the skills and protocols that a listener could hope for, but she also has a unique way of captivating her audience by how she travels the strings of her guitar. You’d come out of that concert thinking you’d have a bag full of souvenirs from all the places she took you to on that proverbial jazz cruise.

In her recent Jazz Bridge “Real Book” concert, she showcased why Conquer is so proud to sponsor her as one of our premiere Jazz artists. With Danny Monaghan on drums, Aaron Graves on piano, Cedrick Napoleon doing some sweet bass guitar, and a duo of ensemble members: Diane Monroe – Violinist and Gloria Galante – Harpist, the night was a plethora of talent and instruments that fed the hungry Jazz-craving crowd!

Monnette wows the crowd

Even with its complexity, the auditorial effect consisted of Graves’ growling clusters from the ebony and ivory keys of the piano, the rushing jazz rhythms from Danny’s drums, the all out attack of R&B riffs and splashes from Cedrick’s bass guitar and all along Diane, Gloria, and of course, Monnette taking us to town on strings. Wow ladies, way to bring it home!

All of the compositions came from Monnette and Conquer Entertainment couldn’t be more proud. We’re so happy for Philly and for you because you can click the link below to get more of her music and IF, you weren’t able to attend, why not support her talent by getting a download today?

THE KALEIDO “EXPERIENCE”

ROCK BAND: KALEIDO

Kaleido – comprised of Christina Chriss (vocals), Joey Fava (drums), Ronnie Rosolino (rhythm guitar), Cody Morales (bass) and Zach Bolling (lead guitar) – is a fresh, modern day Detroit incarnation of rock n’ roll. A true,  unadulterated, feel-it-in-your-soul rock sound, with flourishes of pop, R&B, punk & funk undertones – and hooks for days. Fun, energetic, and with a lyrical sense you don’t see in most rock music these days, Kaleido never fails to give one hell of a show. Their latest album, EXPERIENCE, is available now at getconquer.com

“Our album “EXPERIENCE” captures the duality of life that many will easily relate to – real people, real stories, real emotions. Through the good times, the bad times, the ups and the downs; it’s these experiences that make us who we are.” – Kaleido

Tell us a bit about yourselves. Where you come from, where you’re going. How did you guys come together?

 “We all grew up in and around metro Detroit, MI and we all have a deep rooted work ethic. Really down to earth, Blue collar kids, blue collar families. We met each other coming up in different bands in the Detroit music scene, hit it off as friends and then decided to start Kaleido together. We’re following our dreams and the music, pursuing what we’re passionate about every single day.”

What have been some of the biggest influences for you and your music? Where does your inspiration come from?

 “Life’s experiences are our greatest influences. We write about what we’ve been through, what we’re going through, and our fans relate because it’s real life, real stories, real people. Each day on this planet is something to celebrate .. we put it into our music.”

For those who haven’t heard your music, how would you describe your sound in one sentence?

“High energy, intense, feel-it-in-your-soul Rock, with punk, funk & pop undertones.”

Being in a band is a huge change in dynamic from being a solo musician. What would you consider the biggest benefits of being in a band?

“The camaraderie! Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and when we come together it’s an incredible thing. We support one another, and the combination of people in this band is what really makes us stand out. Everyone is very talented in their own right, so when we blend that together its something extraordinary and special.”

Do you have any advice for fans trying to make it in music?

“Be authentic & work really hard !” 

Got any upcoming events or projects we should be excited for?

“YES SIR!!! Our very first full length album “EXPERIENCE” is out now! We have shows all summer so you better come out and see us live!”

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