Half Brass Band
Kicking off the Vanderbilt University Equality Walk this funky jazz
band will get you moving.
Erica and Angie met in the summer of 2011 to talk about starting an all girl band. Erica played bass guitar with all dudes in a metal-core band called Screams of the Sirens and Angie played drums in an all girl cover band called Dangerous Liaison. Unfortunately Angie and Erica were never able to find others to play with due to the lack of local available female artists and gave up on the idea. Well they gave up that is until this past summer when Angie suggested her female vocalist from her former band play with them.
Meghan tried out at a jam session and Erica was blown away. So now Angie and Erica finally have something good going on thanks to the awesome addition of Meghan on the microphone. And just recently, Erica found out her friend Cassie plays a mean bass, so now we have our badass bassist Cassie! The four ladies have multiple songs ready and are stoked to be able to record an EP (due out in May 2013). Be prepared for mean, dirty girl rock coming your way soon.
Born and raised in Oklahoma and moved to Nashville in September of
1995, to pursue a passion and love for music and the recording
industry. For years he worked with one of the greatest men and
entertainers, the late Del Reeves who managed & mentored him in the
entertainment business after receiving a developmental deal with
Mercury Records in 1992.
Tipper Whore was formed during the early, blurry hours of April Fools
Day, 2012, in a record room in (East) Nashville, TN. It all started
like any other band. For practice, Megan would fly in from Oregon and
Nick would drive down from Michigan. Kelly would make quiche and Ryan
would bake cupcakes. Meredith and Jason would provide the cheap handle
of booze and a garage to play in. Tipper Whore just wants to have a
good time and make enough money to pay off their noise ordinance
violations, support a top shelf alcohol addiction and trash fancy
hotel rooms without giving a shit. The band features former members of
The Lolligags, Dr. Dook, Bent Fur, New Designs in Architecture, and
one person who plays the shovel
Photos at http://www.tipperwhore.com/press/
Heidi is a local artist in Nashville who draws comparison to the
songwriting of Carole King and the powerhouse vocals of Aretha
Franklin. A performance by her will literally leave you speechless and
can make a crowd grow silent as her vocals weave in and out of the
deepest parts of your soul. Her band brings an extra funky blues side
to the original music she wholeheartedly has composed. The best part
about Heidi is that her skills both vocally and on the piano are true
to form whether heard on her album or live on the stage. She hopes to
continue touring around the country playing local venues and
festivals. She wants to reach fans across the country and get the
word out about her debut album “Every Shade of Blue.”
What makes a great artist a great musician? A blend of talent and
charisma. a boatload of natural musical ability mixed with
go-to-sound. Meet a first rate example of a great artist and musician
- Carol J. Plunk
Born with music in her blood and rock in her soul, Carol explored her
musical talent early by joining in, self taught, on bluegrass jam
sessions. At fifteen, she formed her first band, “Revelation,” which
performed locally and won several competitions.
In 1994, Carol and a former Revelation band mate combined their
talents into a female duo known as “The Belle Curves.” After releasing
a self titled CD in 1995, The Belle Curves hit the road performing in
nightclubs across the U. S. and sold thousands of CD’s that have
become collector’s items.
With more talent than the twosome could contain, Carol broke out of
the duo in 1996. She has since released seven independent CD’s, all of
which received notable airplay from radio stations as well as were
featured in several magazines and publications.
Her sound is all her own, and her cult following demonstrates just how
broad her music’s appeal is. A native of Tennessee, Carol has made a
name for herself in Memphis, the birthplace of rock and roll. The
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presented Carol with
the 2000 Premier Player “Newcomer of the Year” award, and she was a
nominee in the 2002 “Female Vocalist of the Year” category.
Breaking into more national markets, in September 2002 she performed
on the Food Network program, “Food Nation with Bobby Flay.” The
program originally aired in February 2003 for more than 20 million
viewers across the nation, and the show’s soundtrack featured music
from her 2001 CD release titled, “A Piece of Me” throughout the entire
Notable performances include the 1996 Summer Olympics, Invasion of the
GoGirls SXSW Showcase in Austin, TX and the Memphis In May Beale
Street Music Festival attended by 175,000 people.
What makes a great rock star? Check out Carol Plunk, and find out!
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