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Summer Rona: Music Connection Magazine's Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists and Bands features Summer Rona, an accomplished singer, songwriter and piano player who has the sound of experience. With a passion for life and a drive to connect with people on a deeper level, Summer Rona puts every ounce of her energy into creating and performing music. She has sung with legends like, Jermaine Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lee Greenwood, Dobie Gray and many more. Her song and video called, "Dear Summer" is a collaboration with UK's hip hop artist, Antix and will be released across Europe this fall. She has had original songs placed in major motion pictures, TV shows, commercials and wrote & produced the track for Project Runways finale show live in New York. She is currently performing with "The Funk Foundation All Stars" an 11 piece band, with members from Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, The Gap Band, Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin and more and will kick off The Concerts for Earth Foundation tour in Costa Rica December 2012. Follow her new music & adventures on youtube, itunes, facebook, & twitter.
Ben Leyland: The arc of a storyteller, the insight of a poet, and the authenticity of a balladeer: in the 12 songs from his full-length debut, Lost Generation, Ben Leyland traces indelible lines of wry regret and joyous rejuvenation in a rugged voice sanded by the madness of the midnight moon and polished by a dawn of promise and possibility.
Orlando Napier Band: Orlando Napier is a soul singer, songwriter and blues pianist born in Los Angeles. He began his musical journey later than most, at the age of 20, but his raw, natural ability prompted the encouragement of his peers and he soon decided that music was his calling. Acclaimed TV producer, Mark Burnett recognized his talent and recruited him for season 2 of the music-reality show 'The Voice' in 2011. He was among the top 48 finalists and found himself on 'Team Adam Levine' where he worked one-on-one with the Maroon Five frontman. He also worked with fellow soul man, Robin Thicke while on the show. Orlando was crowned the best blues voice on California's central coast in 2009 , after which he was invited to Memphis to perform at the International Blues Competition in which he excelled and was among the finalists. At 24-years-old, he was the youngest blues player in the competition.
VENREZ : Just back from touring with Alice Cooper, Venrez is ready to rock the Mint!
The way that Los Angeles-based hard rockers Venrez got their name is a pretty straight-ahead tale – it’s the last syllables of the first and last name of the group’s singer, Steven Berez. But how they met was anything but ordinary. “The band formed while helping me with some work on my house,” explains Berez. “Several of the guys working, including Jason Womack, were musicians and the building sessions quickly turned to jams, then the formation of the band.”
Fans of modern day rock music should be familiar with the musicians who back Berez in Venrez – both guitarist Womack and drummer Ed Davis played with Juliette Lewis and the Licks, while guitarist Alex Kane is a former member of both Life Sex and Death (LSD) and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg. Bassist Michael Bradford (a childhood friend of Womack’s) rounds out the group.