Sean Kelly & The Samples
25 years after starting his full fledged music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Sean has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.
Sean started playing guitar at age 16 listening to Neil Young, Rolling Stones and Jackson Browne. Those influences mixed with his own poignant and timeless lyrics, a unique and striking voice and a mind for melodies led to songs like Little Silver Ring, Feel Us Shaking and Wild River. For many fans, these aren’t new songs or old songs, but anthems to their lives that represent the first time they met their wife or the joys of their times at college.
The Samples are more than a band – they represent a culture of fans and music that go beyond who happens to be playing in the band at any given time. There have been many members of The Samples, but Sean Kelly has been the consistent factor throughout all of the changes.
Sean’s journeys across America have taken place in rental cars, tour buses and pickup trucks that would have literally taken him to the moon and back over the last quarter of a century. There is a lot of music in store in 2013 and beyond from Sean Kelly and The Samples.
Mike Montrey Band
The sound of MMB (Mike Montrey Band) has a rugged outline — awareness of life’s tremors pepper the lyrics, sung with a tenor that both trembles and soars, seemingly made for this kind of poetry. Yet it’s the high-spirited melodies and flowing, exploratory warmth of the musicianship that keep this six-piece from settling anywhere near easy classification; “indie acoustic singer-songwriter,” “sultry, jazzy zouk” or “roots” could aptly be applied at any given performance.
"The songs are true works of art, gems in the rough that have been presented
to the listener for their own interpretation and value. If you’re looking for music that fights for its individual living, breathing place in this realm,
you owe it to yourself to listen to MMB's Song By Song By Song."~ Aquarian Weekly
"The album is full of stunning instances."
~ Relix Magazine
"Mike Montrey is one of the music scene’s most commanding frontmen and inventive guitarists." ~Gannet Publications
The Attic Ends
The Attic Ends are a four piece, atmospheric indie-rock band from Bushwick, Brooklyn. Their music has been described as a spine-tingling mix of rock’s primal recklessness with the intricacy of complex indie-pop. The music evokes an expansive darkness, richly-layered with appealing melodies and power pop vocals. The band formed in 2010, and recorded a debut album shortly thereafter. After releasing their debut album in 2010, after only having been a band six months, The Attic Ends felt the need to take time in order to develop their own unique sound. For three years, they wrote, rehearsed and performed the songs for their new double EP. Then at long last, on July 12th, 2013, they released “The Sky Begins (Part One)”, and followed that up with "Mark of The Moon (Part Two) on January 25th, 2014. The sky is the limit for this group of friends, who are committed to creating great music.
”Our music is one of personal reflection, empowerment and ultimately liberation. It documents the highs and lows that come with that type of introspection: at times dark and rumbling, at times euphoric.”