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Kathleen LaGue
Music - Rock, Pop,  Alternative
If you had heard Kathleen Lague performing at a Texas A&M University sold out show, you'd have been hard-pressed to guess that she recently finished a concert and television tour in Europe and South America as a featured singer with a #1 gold record Portuguese recording artist – a far cry geographically and stylistically from the artist that she is. This year, she embarks on her own American tour. What would have struck you about Lague's performance was just that – her performance. After fronting Rock, Pop, and Motown bands in NYC, Lague has developed a performance facet that seems to be in short supply these days. People are taking notice – she showcased at the Philadelphia Music Conference, Nashville's extravaganza in Feb, was chosen as a national finalist for the Lilith Fair talent search contest, played the "Les Femmes QUI Rock" showcase in Nashville, and, her song "Over Mv Head" appears on "The Les Femmes QUI Rock" compilation CD available in record stores. Her passionate, uniquely powerful voice, ranges from deep throaty growls and whispers to an equally powerful upper range that takes you to another place entirely. Incredibly comfortable and charismatic on stage, Kathleen is a proven performer The performance alone is not what draws you in – the honestly written, self revealing songs, expose the true passion Kathleen saves for the stage. From sarcastically delivered songs about relationships to touching ballads, to full-on raging rockers, Kathleen's ability to draw a crowd into the song is something to be seen. Coming from the middle of a large mid-western family of eight, her father, a route salesman and mother, a homemaker and community educator, considered music an integral part of growing up. She grew up singing and after many musical theatre roles and some classical training in her home state of Kansas, she took off to NYC and joined the first rock band she could find. Working all angles to make a living, Kathleen managed to juggle modeling, acting, and singing in show bands before allowing herself the leisure of writing her own songs. "Playing guitar and commuting to Nashville to write,– where musicians, songwriters and studios abound – were the two best moves toward finding my own voice.”
Kathleen LaGue Kathleen's web site
Play One For Me 

email: kat@kathleenlague.com

Debra Davis
Music - Pop, Rock
Singer-songwriter Debra Davis' new album, "Angels in the Attic" (.D3 Records/Farren Music), packs more rhythmic punch than her fine, contemplative debut, "Uninvited Guests." Thanks for that should probably go to producer Dave Beyer, who's also one of the busiest and best drummers around L.A. "Angels" leaves behind the rootsier, Americana flavorings of Davis' earlier work for a pop sound that should be well received by programmers and listeners of adult-oriented radio formats. The title track of the CD recently was featured on TV's  "Dawson's Creek" as well as performed at a CD release concert for KPCC Radio at the 1,500 seat Alex Theater in Glendale, CA. Debra has already established an enviable following in Southern California, and the time is ripe for the rest of the country to discover her introspective and compelling music. Davis doesn't go for flash or shock; rather, she chooses to write about the everyday things that ultimately become the most cherished moments in our lives. The Pasadena Times wrote, "The charismatic Davis has a knack for crafting emotionally direct pop songs that dig into your brain while tugging on your heartstrings." By the way, the first single, "Where Does It Hurt?," has been chosen a focus track for Stop The Violence.
Debra Davis - Angels In The Attic Debra's web site
Where Does It Hurt? 

email: DebMuse@aol.com

Shelley Jacobson (Sheldon Loud)
Music - Rock
Shelley was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario. She began singing and songwriting at an early age. At the age of 17 she won the 1981 "Real Jam'' contest sponsored by Labatts Blue for songwriters in the Guelph, Waterloo and London areas, performing original material. She also won the 1982 "Real Jam" contest and was awarded studio time at Phase One Studio in Scarborough Ontario. At age 19 Shelley began touring professionally with "Selection", a very versatile 5 piece commercial rock band. She toured with this group from 1982 to 1986 covering most of Canada. During this time, Shelley was hired to co-write and record with Roger Whittaker's guitarist Earl Mareck whom she met while both were performing in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In 1986 Shelley performed with the top 40 band "Random Chants". This group was managed by "In Tune Management" in Toronto and backed the recording act "Cats Can Fly" during one of their concerts. In 1987 Shelley left the road to study vocal technique with Edward L. Johnson who was taught the Bel Canto technique by Luigi Giuffrida. Mr. Johnson was also a member of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company. During this time Shelley joined a very versatile 10 piece R & B band "Toronto Harbour" which entertained at clubs on the airport strip of Toronto. (1990 to present) Shell completed writing and recording her CD "1000 Miles" at Wave Records. Two tracks off of the cd received heavy rotation from stations in Canada, and another track off the CD entitled "If It Doesn't Fit" was awarded an award of achievement from UNISONG 97. While writing material for her 2nd cd, one of her co-writes with Toby Darling entitled "Crazy Feeling" was picked up and launched on MIDEMS compilation CD in 1999. Shell has studied with Harriet Schock (writer of Ain't No Way To Treat a Lady) and is currently studying with Pat Pattison from the Berklee College of Music.(his students have included Sting, Melissa Ethridge, Phill Collins etc..) 1999 has been a very busy year after giving birth to her new baby girl. (also has a 5 year old son, husband and a cat) She is still very active writing and recording material for her 2nd CD, writing columns for Independent Songwriter Magazine with her own column entitled "Song Scene", and collaborating with songwriters from across the world. (Toby Darling/UK, Ricky Lee Ponder/NC, Michael Bracey/Australia) She is actively seeking a songwriting publisher to work with. Associations she is affiliated with include: Songwriter's Association of Canada, SOCAN, SongLink, and The International Songwriter's Association. 
Shelley Jacobson (Sheldon Loud) - 1,000 Miles Shelley's web site
1,000 Miles 

email: shelljac@norlink.net 

Cathy Grier
Music - Blues, Cajun, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Jazz
Cathy Grier’s 13 song CD, entitled “Retracing", captures her gutsy voice and vulnerable songwriting and is released by Shane Music. In searching for the perfect environment to record, she returned to her favorite island home, Key West, a place where she has performed since 1984. “Retracing", takes the listener on an eclectic trip through Ms. Grier’s complex lyrical writing, while mixing a blend of love, hurt, activism and optimism. Her musical style borrows from Blues, Cajun, Pop, Funk, Reggae, and Jazz. As producer, she created an atmosphere that has no slick production intention, with most of the tracks recorded live, the songs have a raw personal sound. Since releasing her CD "Retracing" in   the fall of 1998, Cathy Grier has   performed in New York City and Boston clubs. She opened up for James Cotton, Dave Mason and in France with artist Nilda Fernandez, (an artist she produced in 1996 after adapting his songs to English). "Protecting My Heart", from "Retracing", is on an Indie Documentary film entitled "The Girl Next Door", with such notable artists as Ani DeFranco and Holi Cole. Currently living in New York City, Cathy is involved in handling  every aspect of her career. Her own label Shane Music, is based in Key West Florida where she has been a  local island favorite, performing and  recording since 1984 and where "Retracing", was recorded at Private Ear studio. It features an eclectic mix of styles. Blues fans will enjoy the back porch feel of "Back Road", a  sensual story of secret love. Her cool jazzy side is evident in "Birds Bop". Her activist side is also showcased in songs "Witness", "Dedicated", "Get Back To Sanity", and "Jungle", a rhythmic tale of lost Rain Forests. Grier, a Connecticut native,  formed her first independent record label in 1980 with partner Lenore Troia. Their 8 year association punctuated with national tours and albums, was also highlighted by an MTV basement tape win in 1986. 
Cathy Grier - Retracing Cathy's web site
Protecting My Heart 

email: info@cathygrier.com

Inside Scarlet
Music - Rock, Pop, Alternative Rock
Big guitars, dramatic vocals with haunting harmonies and bold lyrics powered out by Inside Scarlets' two front women create some of the most intense sounds that have ever come out of Las Vegas. But that's just the beginning of this original quartet. Inside Scarlet began as a coffeehouse band, playing to exponentially growing crowds. They never intended to be a cafe fixture, but it was the only way the group could launch itself into a scene dominated by the ”Las Vegas Lounge Bands.” Before long, the band vaulted out of the cafes into the clubs with a series of performances at The Boston, Tommy Rocker's and The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, among others. Inside Scarlets' music is grounded in songwriting and bare emotion. The kind of introspection that cannot help but inspire massive doubts in the artist. It is a trait they share with poets and artists. But it's this honesty that Inside Scarlet's loyal following can identify with and it's what keeps their following growing. Scarlets' live performances match the magnitude of their songwriting. They are a live band of rare intensity and creativity. Each performance is a sensory explosion that leaves the band and audience exhausted afterward. City Life rock music critic, Andrew Kiraly, described the band as “In a word; Great! Stomping down fences between sibling genres. They were at turns booming and subtle, steadily fulminating in between tricky, eclectic, jagged and smooth.” It was this versatility that won the band a sponsorship from JAGERMEISTER after a nationwide Battle of The Best Unsigned Bands contest. (They were one of five bands chosen nationally.) Inside Scarlet has been featured in many clubs in the Las Vegas area, including The House of Blues, The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Railhead at The Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, MGM Hotel & Casino, The Fremont Street Experience, The Harley Davidson Cafe, Cafe Roma, Tom & Jerry's and The Boston Grille & Bar. Inside Scarlet is currently playing regional shows to promote their debut CD “Red” which was released in early 1999 and are continually working on new material which promises to continue the bands growth as songwriters and performers.
Inside Scarlet - Red Inside Scarlet's web site
Midnight 

email: velvetink@aol.com

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