Singer-songwriter Taylor Berrett is new to the scene, but he’s been keeping busy. Last year, Berrett toured with Alex Care and now he will be releasing his debut album, Great Falls, on March 10, 2015, via Warner Bros. Records. This is a debut album I can’t wait to hear. He may get compared to Jason Mraz, but Berrett has a more nostalgic, feel-good vibe to him that makes him different. Have a listen to his track “Those Days“ above and you will see what I mean.
Brika, is an up and coming talent from Miami and her track, “Expectations” will have you hooked. She has almost 700,000 plays of the track on her SoundCloud page and 1.2 million plays between all four of her singles. Not bad for someone who began their career in 2013 according to her Facebook page.
Her other songs, “Gold”, “Option” and “Mumbai” each have a unique sound and her soothing voice blends well with each style. I definitely can’t wait to hear an album. Check out the music video for “Expectations” above and visit her SoundCloud page for more music.
Le Paige, consisting of Beau Garner (Vocals), Adrian Padua (Guitar), Nick Banaszak (Bass), and Luke Denney (Drums), are a pop-rock band based in Hollywood, CA. The band name is taken from their lead singer’s middle name with an additional “i” thrown in. This is supposedly because it makes it look more “classy”. Don’t question it.
Hailing from Alaska, California and Georgia, the band met at their Los Angeles school, The Musicians Institute. Since forming in 2011 they have played legendary SoCal venues including: The Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy, House of Blues, The Key Club and Chain Reaction. They released their debut CD, Hit The Lights in January 2012. Five months later, one of their dreams came true when they played the Ernie Ball Stage at the Vans Warped Tour date in Anaheim. They are influenced by modern rockers like The Killers, Fall Out Boy and All American Rejects.
Even though their music is pop-rock ala Blink 182 with a younger and fresher twist, they hope to show a more serious side with their next release, Goodnight to Midnight. Their past success with Kickstarter.com encouraged them to use it again to fund this release. Gaining support from all of their fans and friends they were able to raise over $9,000 in funds. Goodnight to Midnight was recorded with veteran producer, Lee Dyess, who has worked with Mayday Parade and Go Radio. They chose to collaborate with Lee because he instantly connected with them and because of his past work with some of their favorite bands. He’s currently putting the finishing touches on the sophomore EP.
Next up, Le Paige is planning on playing more local shows and to continue growing their fan base. Their goal is to reach new fans, or rather friends as they like to say, with their second EP. Slowly, but surely these guys will do just that.
Take a listen to their first EP, Hit The Lights below, featuring the tracks: “Another Chance to Lose”, “Iceberg Ahead”, “Truly Divine” and “Modern Day Aphrodite”. Their music can also be found on Spotify and iTunes.