Julian Velard / Harper Blynn / Rachel Platten
Julian Velard is that rarest of artists, a brilliant pop songwriter who is also a storyteller. He writes instantly catchy tunes while creating indelible characters that encompass the pain, humor, and joy of life.
Harper Blynn is composed of a half-Jewish state champion baseball player from Chicago named Pete Harper, a curly-haired choir boy from Philadelphia called J. Blynn, a first-generation Indian man from Long Island named Sarab Singh, and a tall Dutchman by the name of Whynot—yes, that is his name. All of Harper Blynn's four band members sing, bringing a unified and powerful emotional energy to the music. Lead vocals are shared between the two songwriters, Pete Harper and J. Blynn.