#IEBA2017 Independent Showcase Artists

 

Redhead Express

 

Featured on PBS’s Sound of the Mountains concert series, Americana sister group Redhead Express rely on flawless family harmonies to underscore their remember-your-roots sound, refined under the tutelage of some of the most seasoned folk musicians in the Appalachian and Ozark Mountains. The quartet left Alaska in 2007 on what seems to be a never-ending road trip and have since performed over 2,000 shows spanning the entire USA. These sisters are no strangers to the fair circuit, with dates under their belts at the Minnesota State Fair, Washington State Fair, Iowa State Fair, and Delaware State Fair, and have also opened for the likes of Chris Young, Trace Adkins, Jerrod Niemann, Frankie Ballard, and The SteelDrivers.

FOR BOOKING:

Liz Gregory | [email protected] | 1-888-455-7549

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The Verve Pipe

With a reputation for spectacular live performances, the multi-platinum alternative rock band The Verve Pipe are recognized worldwide for their radio hits “Photograph,” “Hero,” “Happiness Is,” “Never Let You Down,” and the #1 smash single “The Freshmen.” Between recording rock albums, including 2017’s Parachute, The Verve Pipe expanded their repertoire to include writing and recording children’s music with their critically acclaimed A Family Album and Are We There Yet? With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer/principal songwriter and founder Brian Vander Ark and the band continue to deliver original music that is distinguished by innovative arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocals. The Verve Pipe perform both rock and kids shows throughout North America, including notable appearances at Lollapalooza, ACL, Lincoln Center, and SummerStage in Central Park.

FOR BOOKING:

Adam Bauer | [email protected] | 303-544-9900

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Kris Allen

On New Year’s Day in 2013, Kris Allen and his then-­pregnant wife Katy were in a head-­on collision that left the singer/songwriter/guitarist with a career-­threatening shattered wrist. In the two years that followed, he underwent three surgeries, re-­learned how to play guitar (despite regaining just 30 percent movement in the damaged wrist), recorded his third album, and toured relentlessly—including a two-­month-­long stint that started just one week after his accident. The American Idol season 8 winner ultimately retreated from the whirlwind and immersed himself in a songwriting spell that yielded more than 70 new tracks. Culled from that collection of songs, Allen’s fourth full-­length album Letting You In finds the Nashville-based artist delivering his most intimate and dynamic work to date.

The follow-­up to 2014’s Horizons, Letting You In builds off the soulful musicality Allen first showcased with his platinum-selling 2009 single “Live Like We’re Dying.” But with its sophisticated songcraft and vulnerable lyrics, Letting You In reaches a new depth of feeling that infuses each track with undeniable emotional power. “Looking back, I think I tried to put off dealing with my feelings around the accident for as long as I could,” says Allen. “But in the past year I’ve realized how much it all affected me, and that definitely came out in the writing of this album.”

FOR BOOKING:

Adam Bauer | [email protected] | 303-544-9900
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Rob Base

Rob Base and partner DJ E-Z Rock are best known for the multi-platinum 1988 single “It Takes Two,” one of hip-hop’s most enduring classics. The duo rode the song’s success into dance clubs around the world and eventually all the way up the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100. Both the single and album garnered platinum status, with the duo awarded Single of the Year by Spin Magazine. Their second single “Get on the Dance Floor” sampled the classic Jackson 5 track “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” and hit #1 on Billboard’s Dance Club chart.

FOR BOOKING:

Jeff Epstein | [email protected] | 212-582-7575 x 106

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Kid ‘N Play

 

Party-rap duo Kid ’N Play are fun — it’s in their name! Through the early 90s, Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin were hip hop’s reigning odd couple with catchy songs and even catchier dance moves. Kid ‘N Play debuted in 1988 with their happy-go-lucky album 2 Hype. Along with their hits, Kid ’N Play are known for transitioning their act to television with a NBC Saturday morning cartoon and to the big screen with their five House Party films.

FOR BOOKING:

Jeff Epstein | [email protected] | 212-582-7575 x 106
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All-4-One

 

All-4-One serenaded their way into American hearts in the early 90s with their doo-wop inspired R&B. The Los Angeles-based quartet quickly shot up the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995 with their chart-topping singles “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That.” “I Swear” secured an impressive eleven-week run at #1 and a place in ASCAP’s Greatest Love Songs of the 20th Century. A Grammy win for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group cemented their success.

FOR BOOKING:

Jeff Epstein | [email protected] | 212-582-7575 x 106

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DRUMLine Live

 

Complete with dazzling choreography, mesmerizing musicianship, and explosive percussion, DRUMLine Live brings the marching band to the stage like never before. This international tour is based on the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band tradition. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, this stage show is a synchronized musical showcase of the HBCU experience. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of Top 40 hits, group performances range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences.

FOR BOOKING:

Christine Barkley | [email protected] | 212-758-8064

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The Australian Bee Gees Show

 

It’s Saturday night every night with The Australian Bee Gees – A Tribute to the Bee Gees. One of the most successful and adored acts in musical history is recreated live with hits “Staying Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” and “Jive Talkin’.” The performers authentic take on the trio’s clothes, style, and moves showcase five decades of the Brothers Gibb’s success as musical legends, while audiences groove to their memorable music and are immersed in the disco era. Co-owned by SPI Entertainment, the producers of the long-running award-winning Vegas production, this touring company is ready to spread Night Fever across the world.

 

FOR BOOKING:

PACs, US Only: Christine Barkley | [email protected] | 212-758-8064

Fairs & Festivals, US Only: Joel Brandes | [email protected] | 212-582-7575

Casinos: Adam Steck | [email protected] | 702-617-9219

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Cellophane Flowers

 

For a nostalgic trip down Abbey Road, Cellophane Flowers is a charming reinterpretation of Fab Four fan favorites performed by a string quartet and featuring vocalist/guitarist Jeff Lubin. The elaborate AV component is the icing on the cake. The all-female string section features distinguished musicians from classical backgrounds. Lubin is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and musician. He was the musical director of CBS’s Latin American American Idol spinoff The Nueva Estrella Awards, for which he also wrote the theme song “Shine.”

 

FOR BOOKING:

Whitney Crabtree | [email protected] | 615-479-0993

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Mike Super

 

Illusionist extraordinaire Mike Super is an America’s Got Talent finalist. As winner of NBC’s Phenomenon, Mike is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on live network television! Super’s life has been characterized by an obsession and passion for magic. The secret to Mike’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He has pioneered a new form of magic with his own inimitable, down-to-earth style and personality. Mike has brought the art of magic back to the people.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Robin Nemanick | [email protected] | 412-638-9100

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