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Janet Robin
Music - Pop, Rock
"You have to hear this!“ is what everyone says about the L.A. based Janet Robin. Her style is one of quality songs which allows her to flow freely from tightly packaged Pop/Rock to intimate solo acoustic performances. Her musicianship is concise and soulful which provides a winning combination from both studio recordings and live performances. This is experience showing as Janet displays her life and her talents. Most notably, she performed with Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) as a band member for tour (both as headliner and as support with Tina Turner)and in the studio. She was featured in February 2000 by "FleetwoodMac.Net" online. She has co-writing credits with Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson as well as Maia Sharp (two of Janet's song appear on the release, "Hardly Glamour"), & Sue Ennis. She has also performed with artists like Dweezil Zappa, Mike Kenneally, Dogwood Moon and more. Her music has also been featured on radio stations around the U.S. and Canada; recently as "Artist of The Week" on EyeQRadio's “Women‘s Independent Music Show" as well as a featured artist in "The Women of MP3.com" online.
Janet Robin - Out From Under Jantet's web site
Happines 

email: janet@janetrobin.com

Melissa McClelland
Music - Pop, Rock, Alternative
Melissa McClelland's music has been described as everything from simple and beautiful to dark and moving, but one thing that no one can dispute is that her highly accessible sound remains individual.  Melissa sounds like no one but herself, yet she appeals to a wide range of listeners. People are instantly drawn to her melodic vocals and rich songwriting, finding truth and meaning within her lyrics. The stories and sentiments expressed through Melissa's songs are of a deeply personal nature, but at the same time relate to the basic human experience.  This allows the listener to partake in her incredible musical journey. Based in Toronto, the 22 year old has spent the last 6 years playing live with a band, solo, and now with violinist/flautist Sahra Featherstone.  The Aug 2001 release of her debut full-length CD has created a buzz in the local Toronto independent music scene, establishing her name within the industry. The 11 song, self titled album marks the beginning of what should be a long and exciting career for Melissa.
Melissa McClelland Melissa's web site
Past Lives 

email: info@melissamcclelland.com

Natalia Zukerman
Music - Folk, Folk Rock, Alternative
Natalia Zukerman comes from a long-line of musicians. The daughter of classical musicians, Pinchas and Eugenia Zukerman, Natalia grew up in New York studying first violin and then classical guitar. Her musical training is evident in her multi-layered song craftsmanship and her skilled guitar work. "Mortal Child," Natalia's debut album, is songs of youth, family, love, courage and beauty. With the unique and accomplished guitar style that her audience has come to expect from her mostly solo, acoustic shows, Natalia is joined on the album by an impressive line-up:Paulo Baldi (Deadweight, Liar, The Eric McFadden Experience, The Faraway Brothers) on drums and percussion, Ed Ivey (The Faraway Brothers, Los Mex Pistols Del Norte) on bass, guitarist Andrew Freeman, Producer Cookie Marenco on accordian, flutist Eugenia Zukerman, and singer/songwriter Erika Luckett on vocals and guitar. 
Natalia Zukerman - Mortal Child Natalia's web site
Dancing Shoes 

email: natalia@nataliazukerman.com

Judith Owen
Music - Pop, Rock, Folk, Alternative
Judith Owen is an exclamation point. Gifted, witty and Welsh, Judith combines the pounding piano sensitivity of Elton John and Ben Folds with a Pythonesque sense of humor. The great Richard Thompson, with whom she recently performed at L.A.'s Getty Museum, thinks of her this way: "Judith Owen stands out like a clean-shirted substitute on a muddy Welsh rugby field. She is one of the great talents of her generation, blessed with an expressive and distinctive voice, a fine talent for writing and a masterful style of piano accompaniment. Through it all, Judith's irrepressible personality shines through - it is this, combined with her musical intelligence, that makes her unique in a crowded profession." Currently, Judith is recording her trio for an album due out in the Spring. Los Angeles fans can see her perform with her trio every Tuesday night at the Joint. At the moment, her band includes Sean Hurley (Vertical Horizon) on bass and Herman Matthews (Whitney Houston, Kenny Loggins) on drums. Judith holds court on vocals and keyboards, weaving an unusual blend of uptempo bounce, emotional devastation and off kilter free association stage banter. According to Julia Fordham, "Imagine the classic writing of a Carol King, add a dash of Annie Lennox flair, wrap it up in a soul as big as Aretha's, add a unique bright and witty bow and you would have a rough picture of the many original and innate gifts of Judith Owen." Judith recently appeared in animated form, on The Simpsons TV show in December 2001.
Judith Owen - Limited Edition Judith's web site
Hell And Back Again 

email: questions@judithowen.net

Sheila Nicholls
Music - Pop, Rock, Folk, Alternative
Sheila Nicholls was born and raised in Colchester, Essex, England, a town fifty-two miles east northeast of London. Two years ago, she made a splash on this side of the Atlantic with her remarkable Hollywood/Essexgirl debut, Brief Strop, an artfully drawn album of powerfully poetic wordplay and beautiful, piano-driven torch songs. Billboard praised the singer/songwriter/pianist for penning "experiential songs with a self-absorbed point of view," adding that her style "references Tori Amos." LA Weekly wrote, "No songwriter since Liz Phair has exuded as much sexuality as the scrappy Sheila Nicholls." Liz Phair? Tori Amos? Not bad company for the newcomer recently dubbed "a promising young singer-songwriter" by The Los Angeles Times. With her new single, "Faith," Sheila Nicholls, a brainy but compassionate poet, picks up where she left off. Her stunning sophomore release, Wake (due May 14, 2002) crafts honest, passionate music that's both deeply sensual and spiritual. The multi-talented and strong-willed Nicholls, whose do-it-herself aesthetic and uncompromising approach to her art has drawn comparisons to the likes of Ani DiFranco, runs her own label, Essexgirl Records, is a painter, and hosts "Chicks In Arms" to promote community of diversity among women performers in Los Angeles. "I write songs about women because I am one and this is how I experience the world," she says. "The world is not yet equal. There are continuous presumptions, ceilings, definitions and conditioned responses that perpetuate a 'less than' state for many, not just women. So therein lies a motivation to create and not be passive."
Sheila Nicholls - How Strong? Sheila's web site
Faith 

email: info@essexgirl.com

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