Lo Artiz / Autumn Jones / AL Riordan
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Lo Artiz is an independent artist born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is based in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is completing her degree at Berklee College of Music. Rooted in soul, her music seeks to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. With early influences such as Aretha Franklin and Etta James, Artiz desires to break through her audience’s surface and reach them at a place deeper than most music allows today. “I want to shake the foundation upon which my audience stands,” she says. “I want them to know they’re not alone. I want to be a voice for those who feel voiceless. I want to make people feel something they’ve never allowed themselves to feel before.” As a songwriter and performer, she is Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse wrapped in a cosmic bow.
Autumn Jones is a singer-songwriter from Maplewood, New Jersey. Her recent album Bloom, which is available on all major platforms, is an expression of her life experiences through soulful R&B. She has had success performing in the Boston area at venues such as City Winery, Ryles Jazz Club, Midway Cafe, and Hard Rock Cafe. She also has performed in New York City and New Jersey at Silvana in Harlem, Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan, and the annual Maplewoodstock festival. As a proud lyricist, she believes the combination of word and music is extremely powerful and hopes her songs and lyrics move others as much as they move her.
AL Riordan is a singer-songwriter from the beaches of Newcastle, Australia. With roots in classical vocal training, her music pushes the boundaries of traditional contemporary songwriting and embodies the experimental nature of electronic pop music. Her voice and music lie comfortably with the likeness of Imogen Heap, Kimbra, and Bon Iver, on the edges of contemporary popular music. With a heavy focus on using vocal sampling in production, her songs quite literally embody her by using her own effortless vocals. With melodies that get stuck in your head, honest lyrics, production that dances the line between natural and experimental, and a voice like none other, AL Riordan is something new.