Sandro Morales

Sandro Morales of Sherman Oaks, CA, scored the feature film A Christmas Wedding Tail. He has also written music for The First Ride of Wyatt EarpVamps, and the HBO documentary The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Visit

Ben McKee

Bassist Ben McKee of Sebastopol, CA, and his band Imagine Dragons have been signed to KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The group's three EPs are available on iTunes. Imagine Dragons also features Dan Sermon '08 (guitar), Daniel Platzman'09 (drums), and Theresa Flamino '08 (keyboards).

Jennah Bell

In March 2011, singer/songwriter Jennah Bell of Oakland, CA, released The Early Bird EP. The recording was highlighted on Jay-Z's website.

Will Weissman

Bassist Will Weissman of Los Angeles, CA, and drummer Jesse Magnuson '06 of Hudson, NH, are performing with the band Queen Caveat. The act won in the Best Rock category at the 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

Brady Watt

Brady Watt of Brooklyn, NY, has been doing session work for artists including Mos Def, Snoop Dogg, and Talib Kweli. He has also been touring with Ski Beatz, the Senseis, and Murs. Visit

Shohei Toyoda

In 2011, guitarist Shohei Toyoda of Columbus, OH, won fifth place in the Winfield, Kansas, National Fingerstyle Championships. He later won the grand prize in the National Thumbpickers annual competition in Kentucky. Visit

Andy Reiner

Fiddle player and vocalist Andy Reiner of Brighton, MA, and his band the Earth Stringband completed a tour of Asia in October 2011. The band includes Eric Robertson '10 (mandolin), Stash Wyslouch '10 (guitar), and Sam Grisman '08 (bass). Visit


In October 2011, Rajdulari of New York City released her solo debut albumHoneyWine online. The album features Enrico de Trizio '10 and Aaron Brooks-Roberts '03 on keyboards, Giancarlo de Trizio '10 on drums, and Freddy DeBoe'08 on saxophone. Visit

Justin Nault

Singer/songwriter Justin Nault of Madison, TN, recorded his debut album at Matchbox Studios in Austin, TX, in 2011. Nault is slated to star in the premiere of the reality show Bud United Presents: The Big Time on ABC. Visit

Gina Cimmelli

In July 2011, Gina Cimmelli of Brooklyn, NY, and her band Gina's Picture Show won the Independent Music Awards' Vox Populi award. The band also features Jeni Magana '08, Matt Weber '11, Stoddy Blackall '10, andMatt Coser '09. Visit