Luisa Sobral of Brooklyn, NY, released the album The Cherry on My Cake. Juan Andrés Ospina '07 produced, arranged, and played piano on the album which was recorded in Portugal. Visit www.luisasobral.com.
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 Earp, Vamps, and the HBO documentary The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Visit www.sandromorales.com.
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). Visitwww.imaginedragonsmusic.com.
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 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 www.bradywatt.com.
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 www.shoheitoyoda.com.