HEY GUYS – FOCUS ON THE FUN

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Alternative Art Rock: Hey Guy

“Focus on the fun and the love of the art rather than on the success. And then success will have no choice but to find you.” The perfect adage for this group of fun-loving oddballs, Hey Guy brings a quirky and bold spin to today’s rock scene!  Spanning the globe from Russia to Brazil, Hey Guy’s diverse crew comes together to create a sound that is as equally diverse as they are. Innovative original music with unique melodies, catchy tunes, and a sort of genre-bending freedom that is rare in today’s music, coupled with their hilarious onstage antics and bright personalities creates a new experience for the crowd  that they never expected. After seeing a Hey Guy show, they’ll feel like your long time friends; and you always want to hang with your pals!

For an in depth artist interview, head to:

http://www.conquerentertainment.com/conquer-artist-interview-hey-guy/

Ali Critelli Soul/Pop Conquer Artist

Soul/Pop Artist: Ali Critelli

Ali Critelli is an independent singer/songwriter/artist from Buffalo, NY. Since the age of seven, Ali has been singing and performing, preparing her whole life to be a star. The daughter of a singer/musician & writer, and the sister to a mega triple-threat, Ali has found her niche in the family singing soul/pop music.

Ali Critelli is a soul/pop singer that calls Buffalo, New York: the “Queen City” her home. Her unique timbre, wide vocal range, and eclectic musical influences have shaped her to be one of the local staple’s in Western New York’s music scene. Gaining her stage experience playing with several bands over the years (including Buffalo native, Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls) and singing covers of all genre’s, Ali continues to hone her craft on the mic. Her contemporary style singing and unique timbre add a soulful delight to both her lyrics and artistic expression.

Check out the Brand New Official Music Video for Ali’s New Single “Thankfully”

Her musical inspirations include any female power house with belty vocals and enough passion to ring a church bell, such as Christina Aguilera, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, & Alicia Keys.

Be sure to check out her music at http://www.getconquer.com/alicritelli/

SPOTLIGHT: CONQUER’S GOT TALENT

SPOTLIGHT: CONQUER'S GOT TALENT ARTISTS

In honor of the new season of America’s Got Talent, Conquer has quite a roster of artists that have been featured on the star-making show.  Here’s a playlist of some of our artists performing their auditions, and some who made it on as a contestant on either America’s Got Talent, American Idol, and/or X Factor!

Tune into the 12th season of America’s Got Talent on NBC, Tuesdays at 8PM eastern

Check out the featured artist’s profiles – just click their name!

(in order of playlist appearance)

America’s Got Talent Auditions/Contestants

Mia Boostrom (Season 3,  Season 4 Quarter-Finalist)

Voices Of Glory (Season 4, 5th Place Finalist)

Stephanie Sanson (You Only Live Once) – (Season 6, Auditions)

American Idol Auditions/Contestants

Melanie Donnelly (Laney Lynx) – (Season 10, Auditions/Hollywood)

Phil Stacey – (Season 6, Top 6 Finalist)

Nadia Turner– (Season 4, Top 8 Finalist)

John Stevens – (Season 3, Top 6 Finalist)

X Factor Auditions/Contestants

Caitlin (Koch) – X Factor (Season 1, Auditions/Hollywood)

Brennin Hunt – X Factor (Season 1, Auditions/Hollywood)

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. 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!

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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