CRIS VALKYRIA “OUT OF THIS WORLD”

Alternative Artist-Cris Valkyria

Sometimes an artist creates a sounds that is so remarkably unique that you just can’t possibly tie it down to one genera. Cris Valkyria – is just that! She is simply and refreshingly un-categorizable.

Born and raised in Norway, graduating with a degree in Psychology, traveling the world, and finally settling down in Philly; Cris now shows off her musical talents as lead singer of the band “Valkyrians“. Though the bands foundation is in the Alt-Rock genre, Cris takes it for a spiral with her sweet sound, and folky tone. Staying true to her Scandinavian roots, Cris gives an almost elven, otherworldly vibe with her voice. Injecting a fantasy style undertone into otherwise rock driven music.

Valkyrians is a Philly-based band that has established a reputation of a band hard to categorize, but with a memorable sound.

So aside from having a really cool name, Cris is an artist who pushes genre boundaries. The unique sound of her music gives off an ethereal sort of impression, and unique genre-crossing flare. Her Nordic, old word vocals, mixed with the alt-rock sound of the Valkyrians shows something truly unique.

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. Known for their energetic shows, and uplifting music, WASI never fails to provide a sense of understanding and encouragement for those trying to figure out where they fit. Based in Los Angeles, WASI’s music channels the SO CAL spirit, Bringing you back to those “nights of skinny dipping and angsty garage punk shows”. Ever the rebellious nature, Jessie and Merilou use their music to hone in on social activism, giving their music a whole new level of depth and dialogue. WASI is a band that that gives that punk sound and feeling we all love 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.

WASI’s latest album “COUP” available now on their Conquer page!

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

We’re based out of Los Angeles, CA but we both met in Orange County. We met in high school to basically form an a punk band called The Midol Poppers. We just released our 2nd EP, COUP,  that we’re really psyched about!

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

Some of our biggest influences are Matt and Kim, Le Tigre, MIA – bands that deliver both in the music and lyrics as well as the live show. We love it when bands can break the barrier between performer and audience, and I think it inspires us to try to be the same in our shows as well.

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

We can our music riot-pop aka So Cal Dance Punk. We always find ourselves touching base with topics that mess with the status quo, and we do our best to be loud about it (especially at our live shows) while honing in our love for pop music.

4.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?

We write everything as a duo, and yes, bringing the songs to a live band context really makes things exciting for us. Creating a dynamic in a live show that can deliver the point of the songs is fun and challenging at the same time, and we always love the musicians we get to share the stage with. It’s about communication, chemistry and everyone being in tuned with the same goal which is – for a WASI show – to create a whole entire different world for ourselves and our audience. A space that is safe, enlightening and infectious.

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

 

For anyone pursuing music, I think the number one thing to hold onto is to have fun authentically. It’s so easy to get caught in the craziness of the “industry”, but your parth is only going to be as rewarding as you are present for it, and it’s way more rewarding, and in a way even easier, if you go about it authentically. You find yourself around real people and musicians who also approach it the same way, and it just makes the whole journey it’s own incredibly unique and fun experience.

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

We just released a new music video to our track Floor Talk which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-m3A6OMuYA. We have another music video in the works and we’re also going to strip it down and are working on some acoustic material for those bonfire vibes this summer!

Be sure to follow WASI on social media @WasiMusic

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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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UPCOMING CONQUER ARTIST SHOWS : JUNE 2017

Hey Conquer fans! If you’re looking for some live music this month then check out these upcoming shows and tour dates.

Brennin

@Brennin

  • June 2nd, State Theatre in Harrah, OK
  • June 7th, Belcourt Taps in Nashville, TN
  • June 10th, CMA Fest @ Wildehorse Saloon in Nashville

Dan Reardon

@DanReardonMusic

  • June 4th, Lazy Lobster in East Rockaway, NY
  • June 15th, Brixx and Barley in Long Beach, NY

Fat Joe

@FatJoe

  • June 3rd, Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA
  • June 11th, Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
  • June 30th, Zlate Piesky in Bratislava, Slovakia

K. Flay

@Kflay

  • June 14th, The National in Richmond, VA
  • June 15th, Firefly Music Festival in Dagsboro, DE
  • June 22nd, Heimathafen in Berlin, Germany
  • June 23rd, Hurricane Festival in Sheessel, Germany
  • June 23rd, Southside Festival in Neuhausen, Switzerland
  • June 27 and 28th, Camden Assembly in London, UK

Kaleido

@KaleidoBand

  • June 1st, Knitting Factory Concert House in Boise, ID
  • June 2nd, Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor in Reno, NV
  • June 3rd, White Water Saloon in Paradise, CA
  • June 5th, The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA
  • June 6th, House of Blues in Anaheim, CA
  • June 7th, Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ
  • June 10th, The Pageant in Saint Louis, MO

Laney Lynx

@Lynxstagrams

  • June 14th, Father Knows Best in Brooklyn, NY

Little Texas

@LittleTexasBand

  • June 2nd, Swamp Fox Entertainment Complex in Marion, SC
  • June 16th, Old Capital Tavern in Sauk Rapids, MN
  • June 30th, Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO

Maggie Baugh

@Maggie_Baugh

  • June 11th, Piranha’s Bar & Grill in Nashville, TN

Mark Mckinney

@MarkMckinneyMusic

  • June 2nd, Love and War in Texas in Plano, TX
  • June 24th, Sundown at Granada in Dallas, TX
  • June 30th, The Saxon Pub in Austin, TX

WASI

@WasiMusic

  • June 6th, Harvard and Stone in Los Angeles, CA

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