Formed in Southern California in 2011, The Miskreants are an edgy, yet highly melodic rock band. Quality songwriting, catchy three-part vocal harmonies, and a charismatic throwback image, allow the band to leave their original mark in an otherwise over-saturated market. With influences ranging from Dion to The Beach Boys, and from Social Distortion to The Killers, the band has created a fresh, relevant, and dynamic mix of pop rock songs. The songs form the band's soon to be independently released (on vinyl) debut album "Broken... But Still Beating" range from a piano ballad to a full-on rock anthem, are performed with passion and high energy at the band's live shows, so be sure to check them out when they come to a city near you!
Mike Bauer is a singer-songwriter/independent recording artist as well as a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, trumpet, piano) and has been noted for his distinctive voice. He comes from a musically-influenced household, where he began singing at an early age while growing up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His grandfather was a singer and tap-dancer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" in the 1950s, his father was a big band singer, and his sister is a professional cellist.
Mike is currently working on "Financial Aid, Vol. 3," the final LP in the three-part series, which has been a collaborative effort with his band-mates and other featured guest artists. "Sugar" - the first single from the upcoming album and what he calls "an anthem for single people" - was released on February 14, accompanied by a steamy music video, and his next music video is a 50's throwback for the song "Is It Too Late," debuting this month (look for them on YouTube!). You can also find his first two albums and other songs/videos on SoundCloud, Reverbnation, iTunes and pretty much everywhere else... On top of that, he has additional music videos in the works and has played numerous live shows this year, including opening for 1971 Billboard chart topper Honey Cone as they reunited for a show at The Mint this past March.
Deqn Sue is an independent pop/funk artist who has graced the stage at the following prominent venues: The Roxy, Jamie Foxx's FoxxHole at the Conga Room, Genghis Cohen, the AMA's gifting suites, Cinema Bar and many more. Sonically, she's reminiscent of Lauryn Hill combined with a little David Bowie. Her music is available on iTunes. The video for her latest single, "Dreamkiller," is available on YouTube .
R&B Singer-Songwriter, Cletus, has drawn influence from several diverse musical styles throughout his career, having collaborated on projects with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Wynton Marsalis, producer Boi 1 Da (Drake), and the New York Philharmonic (just to name a few). Cletus blends various genres together to create his own unique sound, which can be described as a mix of classic R&B and modern day soul-pop. Earlier this year, Cletus showcased his blues-infused vocals to thousands of fans at several Summer blues festivals in California, including the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, The Red, White & Blues Festival, and the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival. This fall, Cletus had the opportunity to reconnect with his New York City fans, performing shows at The Alphabet Lounge (as a part of CMJ Music Marathon) and The Bitter End. Cletus is now preparing to take the stage at several prominent venues across the US in 2013. Cletus' new single, "Leftside Right", is available for download on iTunes.
Sarah Grace is a singer/songwriter who infuses RnB and soul. Dedicated to her craft she always keeps audiences on their toes with her arrangements and unique blues tonality that consistently has them coming back for more. Sarah grew up in Asia which gave her not only a open outlook on life but an even broader sense of musicality.