Rising Stars 2013
The moment had came, the months of preparations had all been made, the stage ready, the equipment checks, everything came down to this moment... the 6th Annual Rising Stars had begun!
Our famous MC, Martan began the show by introducing the judges.. Erika Brewer, Brad Hunt and Vince Knight The sponsors were recognized, the staff and vendors were pointed out, and the party began!
Rising Stars 2013 featured performances by 2012 winner, Travis Rinker and 2011 winners K-Town Ent.
A wide range of musical styles were presented at the 6th Annual Rising Stars. Musicians were grouped into similar genres and assigned a scheduled time for performing. The following is a short biographical listing of all of the acts that participated:
Lake Credit Union Acoustic Division
Last year, Lindy released her first solo guitar CD entitled,“Cordoba Dreams” and is the featured guitarist in Whispering Light's “One Tribe”; CD being released in 2 weeks. Next will be the recording of Ailura Fate's debut CD, set to be released in 2013, where she plays all guitars and co-writes all the material.
Lindy is a Lake County resident and is managed by KaseQTR Productions.
City of Light Recording & Sound Rock 1 Division
Heldstab is a family band located in Fort Bragg, California. Their musical style is characterized by an acoustic sound, harmonies, and beach inspired elements. They enjoy playing at local venues and festivals, airing on local radio stations, and hope to increase their performance opportunities. They arrange cover songs, as well as write their own original lyrics and music.
guitar, keyboards, ukulele, percussion
Lindy originally from Mt. Kisco, New York, is classically trained in multiple instruments and genres, including 19th century classical, rock, punk, and indie alternative and was previously performing in New York including Manhattan. Kevin Village Stone is a flautist, bassist, and keyboardist of many styles. Being of Cherokee and Japanese ancestry and now living in Lake County, California, Kevin performs and records original instrumental compositions of Native American and Ecuadorian flutes over modern and traditional instruments.
American flutes, keyboards, and electric bass guitar.
Clay Hawkins is a trio of gentlemen that took very different paths to end up together in music in this space and time. Clay has been touring and playing as a solo artist for years and moved up here from SF 5 years ago and is finding it to be a richer music scene than the city. Dan is a musician and songwriter.He hails from Pittsburg, PA and one day just decided he wanted to play the upright bass. Went and got himself a beautiful one and that was that. Ryan is an enigma. he just showed up one day in this sleepy town and suddenly he was playing drums everywhere. Clay says that he is truly lucky to have both of these men in his group.
Clay- Vocals &
Max 93.5 Rock 2 Division
JEMM has been together for 3 years now and their style has evolved from pop to a more rock sound. They competed in Rising Stars last year under the name Silhouette. They have a new lead singer and a new band name as well. They've been writing new material and we're ready to take on Rising Stars!
Monica -Lead vocals,
Noah, and Jonas played together in a summer rock competition and won
a paid gig. Addison, Noah and Jonas played in the Pomolita School
Rock Band last year
Jonas - Lead Guitar
Kayla - Vocals
2011 1st Place Winners Featured Act
K-Town Ent are from Kelseyville Ca. and are a well known group in Kelseyville/Lakeport Tajie D: Is the founder of the group, he wants to let everyone see that even though someone is disabled does not mean you cannot fallow your dreams J.D: The little brother of Tajie D. He first started just doing music because he was bored, now he is one of the most energetic members of the group. He keeps the energy alive on stage and bring the music to life!! Preacher Man: Is the Co founder of the group. He keeps everyone focused and kills the show with his comical and deep lyrics. All three of the young men have been through alot in there life and they want there fans to understand nothing is impossible!
Freakn’ It While talking about band names, their old singer told Aj that Juan really wanted "Freak" in the name of the band. He figured she meant that Juan wanted the name to be Freak'n It. They then realized Freak'n It didn’t sound half bad! After going through many changes, they have stayed a trio. They still grow stronger everyday not just as a band but as brothers. They have all had many challenges cross our paths in our lives. But they know that they must all keep their heads high and their dreams in their hearts. No matter how hard things may seem. They always have to remember. They fight for their rights, they stand for their rights, and they will never give up their rights!
Juan - Bass/Vocals
Whitetrash Superstars After toiling away for years in a filthy animal feces infested garage just outside of Ukiah California city limits, The Whitetrash Superstars broke into the rock scene in 2007 with their first debut album in 2009 entitled, Copy This. After numerous attempts to find a permanent bass player Jake finally stuck his head out from the bus drivers seat and the current line-up was born. The band's latest album, which remains untitled, combines Drew's over-the-top vocal work with soaring riffs along with screaming vocals from Davey and wild bass lines from Jake to generate an album highlighting rock for a new generation of fans. With standout tracks like "Consumer Freedom" and ferocious instrumentals like "Atomic" the music of The Whitetrash Superstars appeals to rock fans and non-rock fans alike.
Drew- Lead Guitar
Awoken Shadows is a band based from Northern, CA that consists a mixture of Metal, Metalcore, and Post Hardcore. Awoken Shadows was formed in December of 2012 and features 5 members who came together to fulfill their dream of playing in a band. Anthony Arroyo, Gabe Ramos, and David Lopez have been playing music together since early 2008 and eventually found members Damon Jonas and Michael Schwartz. The sound comprises of a mix of modern metalcore and thrash metal with hints of post-hardcore influence.
Michael - Lead
The winners of this event were:
We had some very talented taking pictures of the whole day!