Dave Mackay is a British alternative rock singer-songwriter and pianist based in New York City. Inspired by the sincere, emotive lyrics of Sting and Jeff Buckley, and the larger-than-life, gritty sonics of MuteMath and Muse, his music is the meeting point of two contrasting worlds: the intimate and epic. A deeply personal lyricist, Mackay’s writing style forges a powerful connection between creator and audience. Listeners are encouraged to reflect, to question, and to be more sincere with themselves. His self-produced debut album, Restart, is set for release in November 2016.
Cherry Mellow is a four-piece rock "heavy mellow" band from Boston whose music comes from a place of primal instinct pit against human nature. They have opened up for such acts as Stone Giant, ZILLA, and Active Bird Community, and spent a year signed with Emerson College's record label Wax On Felt Records. They have three music videos out and will release a live, in-studio video series mid-fall of 2016. Cherry Mellow has played over 150 shows in the past three years throughout the U.S.
In 2014, Emily Ronna formed Tighticus Finch with guitarist Jane Harris, who cowrote the heaviest track on their album Temperamental. Though Ronna’s lyrics could have done just fine as a moody, one sad kid show, they showcased a surging energy that practically begged for a band to back her up. They later added second guitarist CJ Rarela and bassist Cairn Tse-Lalonde, who had originally only been hired to produce the record. But when the record was done in August 2015, they had fallen too hard in love to let him go. Almost exactly a year after the recording process began, Tighticus Finch is ready to unleash Temperamental to the world.