RUPERT WATES was born in London and has been based in the US since 2007. He is the winner of well over 30 songwriting and performing awards. His songs have been covered plentifully by other artists, and no less than two full length tribute albums to his material have been recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles (details on COVERS page at website). He has released 9 solo Cds. He averages 120 live shows every year, in every state in the US, in Canada and in Europe. Audiences everywhere respond to his brand of melodic art/folk: songs that ring true. ‘Sublime folk hymns’ (Colorado Central Magazine) ‘This is one gifted s.o.b.’ (Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange)
Wates will perform songs from his new CD, The Lights of Paris, with accompaniement by musicians from the original recording, along with select music from his earlier releases.
Adrianna Mateo - alt-pop artist, solo violinist, and songwriter - most recently opened solo for Alicia Keys at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park. In the past few months, she also recorded her upcoming single “Skin Hunger” at Jungle City Studios with a Grammy Award-nominated team whose credits span Björk to John Legend and performed her original music at Rockefeller Center's famous Rainbow Room. Previously, Adrianna performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as a singer; at Carnegie Hall as a solo pianist; at the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon as a solo violinist (earning her acclaim from both the New York Times and TimeOut New York);in concurrent runs on stage at the Metropolitan Opera as an actress and at the Met Museum as a music director-solo violinist; and on tour internationally. Her music, supported by composer Nico Muhly and praised by Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum producer Bob Power, is announced first via her newsletter and is available on all major online music distributors.
A graduate of both the Eastman School of Music and Mannes College, Brian Sanders is a versatile performer, and has participated in concerts and recordings of many diverse styles of music including classical, rock, jazz, and Latin American music. He has recorded on over 100 albums, and performed classical recitals at the Kennedy Center and the White House in Washington, DC. Brian regularly works off-Broadway, performs regularly with many artists and bands, and is a founding member of the Solar String Quartet.