In 2017, Sexy Dex and The Fresh won two coveted Best of New Orleans, “Big Easy Awards” as 'Best Emerging Artist' and 'Best Funk Band.' Fronted by lead singer and guitarist, Dexter Gilmore, the band channels the razor-edged future funk of Prince's Controversy and Dirty Mind recordings, and the d.i.y fidelity of Ariel Pink's dusty psychedelic pop. New album, "Don't Play My B Sides was released in Fall 2018" with tour dates via Madison House, scheduled for 2019!
House of Waters unique style is a product of virtuosic musicians taking risks and crossing cultural boundaries. In 2016, their eponymous album reached #2 on the iTunes World Music Charts on Ground Up/Verve Label Group. Represented worldwide by The Kurland Agency, in 2017, H.O.W hit the road on a sold out European Tour with Snarky Puppy, and they continued in 2018 with major tour stops in India and Europe, and new album, "Rising," Produced by Guy Eckstine coming in 2019 with global tour beginning in February.
Not content with the status quo in rap music at the moment, Kay Real, with his crew, Trey Lo, and Producer, Snoopay Fiasco, combines intelligent original flow and creative beats. With residencies in Atlanta and NYC and most recently featured on DTF and Doghouse Radio in NYC, Kay Real has already amassed almost 1 million YouTube views with tracks, "Post Up," and "M.O.E. with debut record coming in 2019!
Best described as a fusion of John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, and Keith Urban, road warrior, Shane Gamble's music sounds like "a freight train heading down the road less traveled," and he comfortably fits in alongside Eric Church, The Wallflowers, and Zac Brown Band. Shane has performed at The CMA Fest, AXS TV Live, SiriusXM Live, and on the "Marie" television show. In 2014, Shane's single, "Turn My Way," was Top 10 on SiriusXM Country Channel, "The Highway." Shane's new independent album, "Lost In A Mystery," will be released in Spring 2019.
Danielle Johnson is an 18 year-old country/pop singer/songwriter from North Carolina, residing in Nashville. Danielle's 5 song debut EP, Produced by Guy Eckstine, was released in October, 2018. Danielle and her band began touring in Winter 2018 with performances at CMT, Nashville, Knoxville, and NYC. In Iconique Music Group's creative development program since 2014, Danielle has been working with hit-making songwriters in Nashville including Phil Galdston, Jennifer Denmark, Byron Hill, JP Williams, Mike Dekle, and Dave Brainard. Danielle has appeared on Broadway in "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," and performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at many NASCAR events.
World renowned and classically trained in Cuba's premier music conservatory, Tiempo Libre are the three time Grammy nominated, Miami based Afro-Cuban ensemble who tour the world on an annual basis. Their new album, Lo Que Te Toca, was released in March 2018, and their award-winning Broadway style musical, Cuba Libre, sold out its six-week run in Portland, Oregon in 2015. Global tour dates ongoing for 2019 beyond!
Ellis Ashbrook is one of the most innovative and exciting progressive rock, alternative, funk bands on the planet. All Berklee graduates, Ellis Ashbrook incorporate elements of Yes, King Crimson, PFunk and Frank Zappa into an awesome psychedelic sonic assault on the senses. For the past few years they have been performing up and down the northeast, and performing in Brooklyn at their very own underground venue, “The Space Palace” in Brooklyn, NY. "The Space Palace" is now available on iTunes and Apple Music with limited edition vinyl pressings, Produced by Guy Eckstine and Jonathan Granoff.
Currently working on her debut, Iconique Music Group has taken on the creative development for 18 year old jazz, soul, and pop singer, Chloe Borthwick. From Warwick, NY, Chloe is a super talented singer, songwriter and pianist. A National Young Arts Foundation Merit winner, Chloe was one of 8 vocalists selected for the prestigious 2017 GRAMMY Camp Jazz Session choir, where she sang with 30 of the best young jazz musicians in the country. Her debut EP is being produced Guy Eckstine, set for release in 2019. Chloe’s voice echoes influences from Sara Bareilles, Emily King, Allen Stone, Amy Winehouse and Esperanza Spaulding.