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Annie Dufresne
Music - Pop, Rock
Annie Dufresne`s first rock record called " Contact " was released in Canada in september 1999. Her music has been compared to legendary french rock performers such as Niagara and Serge Gainsbourg, with influences ranging from the Rolling Stones to Garbage...Annie is also a reknown Canadian actress, through her leading roles in films such as " Les Boys " (the biggest blockbuster sucess in Canadian history)," The press  run " ( Canada/USA ), "Marie et Tom " ( France ), as well as her critically acclaimed performance as the legendary singer Alys Robi in the award-winning " Cher Olivier " TV series.
Annie Dufresne - Contact Annie's web site
Quand Les Coups De Feu Claquent 

email: fanclub@anniedufresne.com

Amilia K. Spicer
Music - Rock, Folk, Pop
Originally from Pennsylvania, Spicer moved to Los Angeles a few years ago with the intention of becoming a film director. Although the visual medium inspired her, she craved a more independent way to express herself and disappeared after an Oscar nomination to try songwriting. Soon she was performing around town, as a solo artist on keyboard, or with a backing band. Likened by one critic to a french chanteuse in a candle-lit cafe, this award-winning artist is a force to be reckoned with: After only two years of performing, The National Academy of Songwriters called her Female Artist of the Year. Part Beethoven Part Bohemian Like An Engine is Spicer’s self-produced debut album, and was recorded in Los Angeles. It is an eclectic, powerful mix of sensual, husky phrases with a rare element in recorded music-open space. The production is sparse, with an edge not too far away. Her songs are intimate and visual: too moody to be defined as folk, too lyrical to simply be called rock. It’s some kind of strange potion, but one that's perfect for that midnight ride with the windows down. There is an edge, a turbulence, in many of the places Amilia writes about, but not all of them. You can hear a deep love in the songs influenced by her Pennsylvania home. That dichotomy of light and dark, small- town wonder with Los Angeles bite, is the map running over the melodies here, with a twist of mystical melancholy in the storytelling. On the Avenue of the Americas, you can’t help but feel serious You’ve got the whole world under your feet and you notice you really do Walk to your Own Beat. Though she might be best known for her more poetic works, her live shows are really where she shines- you get to see all the layers coexisting there on the stage. There, after the cerebral lyrics and deep chasms left by the last, barely audible line, she invites the band up and reveals a quirky, light-hearted humor, either by her homespun stories or her left-of -center ditties. Case in point- her ode to Jo jo- the philosophical traitor who tries to crash the local Elks club meeting by gluing antlers on his head. As the audience joins to sing “hi ho for Jo jo”, you get the idea that Amilia’s take on the world is indeed original. Singing with the passion of rock and roll, painting with the quiet of a plaintive piano -There is a very independent artist under that baseball cap.
Amilia K. Spicer - Like An Engine Amilia's web site
Queen For Hire 

email: AllSpice@aol.com

Robin Pearl
Music - Rock, Pop, Blues
Robin Pearl's music is powered by her rich, bluesy voice, but she's not a blues singer. She grooved to the rhythm and soul of Detroit rock (Motown, Bob Seger) in her hometown of Midland, Michigan, but she's no straight-ahead rocker either and while she writes the songs she sings straight from the heart, she explodes the stereotype of terminally sincere singer-songwriters. She's drawn from myriad influences and challenges to develop a musical voice all her own. The vivacious daughter of schoolteachers, Pearl grew up listening to pop (Aretha Franklin. Gladys Knight), country (Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson) and what she calls –“Mom's music" (Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens). She studied music at Central Michigan University. But at 19, she packed her life into her car and drove to Los Angeles--an experience she recounts in Dinner (co-written with Hollace Wood): -... There's nothin' behind me but a dead end life/and I've already said goodbye/... There's a good life waiting for me." It's one of the 12 original tunes on her debut album. Wisteria, produced by Edward Tree (Corey Stevens. The Bum Steers) for her Caleigho Records label. Since moving to California, Pearl has worked hard to make the "good life" happen. Onstage and in studios, she's worked with some of the best players in L.A. It was while making the sometimes brutalizing rounds of showcases, clubs and coffeehouses that she found her sound and developed her lyrical voice. Now raising two children -- son Cole, 8 and daughter Rileigh, 6 -- she says, "I write fact fiction, sometimes bits of both: occasionally of the conflicts of two distinctly different roles as a woman -- mother and artist". These conflicts are thoughtfully, sometimes angrily presented in her dynamic music, which is by turns soulful. sensual, vulnerable. playful and raw. Capturing her vision on Wisteria is a crew of real musicians' musicians: Edward Tree, Taros Prodaniuk. Teresa James, David Raven, Billy Block and the Texacali Horns (Joe Sublett and Darrell Leonard). On the radio-ready -Nobody Sees the Angel," Tree's swampy slide guitar answers the call of Pearl's crying vocal. The Texacali Horns pump some funky swing into “Myth in Blue". “Story" is an urgent musical summation of the hard-enriched lessons that ultimately reinvigorated Pearl's determination to pursue her dreams. From the horn-driven passion of "Excusable Affair" to the pained "Compromise" and the full-throttle. open-throated rocker “It Sure Ain't Love," Wisteria” presents the multi dimensional view of an independent woman striving to balance artistic ambition with the demands of life. Call it acoustic rock, call it alternative soul, call it AAA -- call it what you want. But listen. In a world that doesn't necessarily reward or even understand ethics and compassion. the open heart can't fail to be moved by one individual's powerful embrace of her vibrant art. Robin Pearl has a sweet grit and an incredible voice unlike any other you've heard.
Robin Pearl - Wisteria
Robin's web site
Myth In Blue 

email: robinpearl@robinpearl.com

Lisa Brigantino
Music - Blues, Pop, Rock, Folk
Lisa Brigantino grew up in the town of Katonah, located in Westchester County, NY just North of New York City and began her music training at an early age, starting piano lessons at 5 and violin at 8. She is self taught on guitar, bass, mandolin, percussion, ukulele and banjo. She comes from a musical family and her relatives include the late Felix Pappalardi, legendary producer of Cream and bass player and producer of Mountain and Michael Barbiero, a well-known producer and engineer who has worked with everyone from Cinderella to Blues Traveler. Lisa began composing in high school and continued  through college, studying composition with Dr. Donald Bohlen and voice with Christine Walters and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition and theory from the School of Music at State University of New York, College at Fredonia in Western New York. She stayed on at Fredonia as a graduate assistant and received a Master of Music degree in music composition and theory. Lisa currently lives in New York City where she writes and performs her original mix of folk, blues, pop and rock as a soloist or with husband guitarist, Tomi Millioto, sister Lori Brigantino on vocals and when he’s in town, Chris Murphy (from the band “Spinpop”) on percussion. Lisa appears regularly at well known venues in the New York City area and has also performed in New Jersey, Long Island, Western New York, Maine, Nashville and has built up an enthusiastic following and industry interest. In April 1996, Lisa participated in a show at The Market  Café in NYC that was digitally recorded for the New York Metro web site. She receives airplay of her songs on local and college radio and has performed on NYC cable TV. Lisa has several audio cassettes of her music available for sale and her debut CD entitled “A Brookyn Night” has just been released. Lisa also works in the business end of the music industry and is the Director of Licensing for BZ/Rights & Permissions, Inc., a company that licenses music and other copyrighted material for filmmakers, new media users, advertisers, broadcasters and corporations. She is a member of BMI, The Songwriters Guild of America, The National Academy of Popular Music, and is on the Board of Directors of Women In Music, Inc. She is a co-editor and contributing writer for Women In Music, Inc.’s quarterly magazine. 
Lisa Brigantino - A Brooklyn Night Lisa's web site
Can't Get You Outta My Mind 

email: lisabrig@lisabrig.com

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