SONGBIRD – RACHEL MENCONI

Cabaret Artist: Rachel Menconi

Songbird is an accurate comparison to the ever talented Rachel Menconi. Rachel is a master vocalist with over 20 years of vocal training and experience; as well as acting, songwriting, directing, and script-writing. A passion, and talent for the arts in every facet.

As a performer, Rachel has 20+ years of experience including originating the role of “Antigone” in “Oedipus: The Musical” (NYC). Other credits include commercials, films, TV shows (One Tree Hill, AMC, Food Network), music videos, and numerous stage credits (Regional, Off-Off Broadway, Off- Broadway, NYC Theatre). Rachel is also a songwriter (15+ years), director, scriptwriter, and an international recording artist (8+ years).

Rachel’s voice is versatile and refined with years of classical training. A strong vocal powerhouse capable of intricate operatic arias, and able to loosen it up just as easily for a more fun and flirty pop sound.

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/

ROCK POP DANCE IN ONE BAND? YOLO!

Rock Artist: YOLO

This band is more than just a Drake reference.  You Only Live Once is a curious mix of pop, hardcore rock, and everything in between, and they just get better with age.  The Los-Angeles based group has been featured on talent shows such as American Idol, X Factor, and America’s Got Talent, as well as headlined for some major bands.

YOLO may look sweet, but their music packs a serious wake-up punch.  Formed from two sisters, their style jumps from the seriously heavy rock feel like found in their song, “Do or Die” to dance-rock anthem, “Lost Me At Goodbye”, in a heartbeat.  A sound to rival mainstream bands like Paramore and the like.

Check out the many sounds of You Only Live Once on their profile!

MULTI-DIMENSIONS OF KIIRSTIN MARILYN

Photo Cred: Adam Baranello

Electro-Pop Artist: KIIRSTIN MARILYN

Kiirstin Marilyn is in a lane all her own.

Stemming from a theater background, Kiirstin was meant to shine on the stage.  As a former cast member of the Broadway show, “Cabaret”, Kiirstin has tested the limits of her creativity in every outlet she could.  After several bands came and went, the true calling for Kiirstin was revealed – as a performing artist singing her heart out on stage.

Since going solo, Kiirstin has performed all over the world, acted in several short films, and released several EP’s, one boasting the popular music video, “For Peace”.

She continues to gain recognition in the production of her records, energetic live performances, and edgy brand.  Her music continues to walk the line of jazz, pop, rock, and soul; such a sexy blend mixed with sultry vocals, you can’t help but get sucked in and wanting more.

Kiirstin is currently on tour supporting her latest single, “SHE”.

For more of Kiirstin Marilyn, check out her profile!

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!

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! 

GET TO KNOW LANEY LYNX

POP ARTIST: LANEY LYNX

Music for each individual is a very unique and different experience. Everyone has an artist that stands out above the rest. If I had a category for best female artist my vote would go to Laney Lynx.

Her unique style is not defined by one genre of music. Her sound tends to sway towards pop but it has an electric and soulful sound as well. Her music draws you in, makes you want to dance and sing along. Her newest single lovesick takes you through a journey of what it feels like when we have those butterflies in our stomach for the first time meeting that special someone.

My favorite song “Perfectly Flawed” reminds us all that there is no perfect person we all are flawed in one way or another but it is those flaws that make us unique and different. Those flaws help us to stand out.

Listen to Perfectly Flawed on Get Conquer:

http://www.getconquer.com/laneylynx

You can check Laney out in Brooklyn New York June 15th at Fathers Knows Best on Wilson Avenue.

She’ll be performing alongside Mathilda Heenehan at 7 p.m.

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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DUELING PIANO BARS – A PART OF THE SHOW

 

So what exactly is Dueling Piano? Well I’m sure you’ve seen those awesome scenes in movies; two people sitting at separate pianos, jamming away at the keys to see who can play better and faster. As far back as the 1890’s, ragtime piano players would literally duel in front of a crow to prove themselves the better pianist.

In 1933 the first official Dueling Piano bar was opened in New Orleans, Pat O’Brien’s Bar, still open today! From there the Dueling Piano became an actual show where two piano players take turns singing songs requested by the audience, by writing them down on napkins.

 

 

Today Dueling Pianos are a fun, high energy show with emphasis on audience participation; performing songs across all genres. A show really unlike any other!

Conquer Artist Missy Lynn is an insanely talented musician who performs each week at dueling Piano Bar “Keys On Main” in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

At Keys on Main, we entertain with a live, all request dueling piano show. No set lists, no rehearsal, just 2 performers & 2 pianos   taking what the audience requests. With each request the audience can decide what they would like to tip the performers and the highest tipping songs get played first. If there is a song that a table or members of the audience do not like, they can stop that song by outbidding its original tip by one dollar. This is the true nature of the “dueling” the audience competing to get their songs played first.

Dueling Piano Bars provide a unique and more interactive form of entertainment than music joints these days, and with more than 200 around the country, there is lots of opportunity to check it out. So next time you and the buddies need something to do. . . Well you know what to look out for!

Be sure to check out more of Missy Lynn at www.getconquer.com/missylynn/

FRESH SOUND OF MILLION YOUNG

Funk Pop: MillionYoung

Blasting out of every speaker in my house is my new obsession Million Young.

Mike Diaz of MillionYoung lives in Miami Florida. MillionYoung is a fresh new sound that combines traditional instruments like guitar and fuses them with funk and electronica into one tropical soundscape masterpiece. When you listen to MillionYoung you are transported to downtown Miami Cruising with the top down listening to the sounds of the city. Honestly ,I get the feeling of being in Miami when I listen to the song hammock. You can tell that his environment influences his music. Which is great, because who doesn’t love Miami?

Vocally , MillionYoung reminds me of indie rock bands from the early 2000 which is slightly nostalgic. However it’s funky dance, up beat rhythm, gives it a fresh contemporary feel which truly in compasses what Miami is all about. No surprise that MillionYoung has been described as chillwave the sound that is trending right now.

Another favorite song is “Cynthia”. The beat of this song is reminiscent of trance music which gives it a cool dreamlike quality. MillionYoung sounds like it should be playing in a high-end Fashion Boutique. If you listen closely you can hear what sounds like a xylophone giving it almost innocent quality that’s clear and refreshing.

MillionYoung is no rookie when it comes to performing since his EP album in 2009 entitled, “SunnDreamm” he is had a wide variety of performances. His experience includes touring internationally, and performing at live music festivals.

Currently, MillionYoung is working on his fourth album entitled,” Rare form”

You can find his music by going to http://www.getconquer.com/millionyoung