Billy Winn is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer from Washington DC, who has captivated audiences across the East Coast with his energetic dance shows and powerhouse talent. Since debuting as a performer in 2012, Winn has shared the stage with the likes of Emeli Sande’, Cher Lloyd, Blake Lewis, and Icona Pop. In 2014, Winn gained his first Top 20 single on the Billboard Dance charts with his song “Future X Boyfriend”. Following the success of “Future X Boyfriend”, Winn released the double-single “Cruel Intentions / He Won’t Do”, which has gained notable attention since its release in February 2015. Now with release of his remix EP “The Remixes / The Revisit / The Unreleased” Winn intends to expand his reach even further. He describes his music as “Electro/Pop with a sexy urban edge,” noting artists like Prince, Aaliyah, and Janet Jackson as some of his biggest influences. - See more at: http://www.billywinn.com/bio/#sthash.Stpkf95O.dpuf
Formed in 2011 by Mikey Torres and Liz Wooley, Glitterlust is a fusion of sound and light, of glitter and grime, synthesizers and synesthesia. Musically described as "disco punk death pop", Glitterlust combines electronic loops of synths and drum machines with gritty guitars and post punk radical queer songwriting about sex, drugs and saturday nights. The have performed all over the east coast with groundbreaking LGBT artists such as JD Samson, Big Freedia, Ssion, Big Dipper and more. Their live shows are spectacles of glitter and neon, embracing the glam excess of Ziggy Stardust but set in the techno-future world of Tron. Their EP "Beautiful Noise" and full length album "Chaos Magic" are both available on Bandcamp. They are currently working on their second album tentatively titled "Addicted to Pleasure".
This Virginia-based Rock Americana band has music rooted in rich pop melodies and powerful lyrics that paint an emotional landscape capturing the scope of the human experience. Their genesis project of originals, produced by John Krauss (the band’s personal ‘Obi Wan Kenobi’) is an ambitious blend of eclectic songs. Initial tracks range from the gritty, punk-like rock anthem “Shine” to the haunting story of love and despair told through the ballad “Letters from Jail”. By melding hook-filled melodies and infectious harmonies, Goodnite Neverland is a band on the rise that will have everybody talking.
The Grey A is a politipop band outta Washington DC who released an 11 song debut LP "My Country" this past September. It was followed up with a single and video for a track "Dumb Fool" and this August they put out their 2nd single "Swimming New Orleans" on limited edition 7" with an acoustic performance video to match. The band is the brainchild of songwriter and Texas native Grey Jacks, who is best known for his work on three full length albums with the Nashville indie-rock band Glossary. the Grey A seamlessly blends upbeat social commentary with infectious hooks, with nods to influences of Big Star, Crowded House, Neil Young and more. With local chef Andrew Holden on drums and Arlington, VA studio owner Howard Rabach on bass and vocals, the Grey A has just completed a six city tour on the heals of their most recent release. Their album "My Country" has been reviewed by No Depression and NPR and was recorded in Nashville, TN, featuring some of the cites most talented indie players.
Hailing from VA, Lady Taij has been writing/rapping since age 8. She first found the inspiration for writing from reading poetry from artists such as Maya Angelou. That passion for lyricism and her ear for music, combined with her favorite music artists such as Eve, Lauren Hill, Escape, Lil Wayne, and Mary J. Blige grew into an amazing talent to produce her own art. She continues to write music that she hopes will spread and change lives.
Venezuelan actor and singer in Washington DC. This 22-year unfolds on the pop music scene while simultaneously studying Performing Arts at the University of the Andes.
Manuex wants to be an inspiration to the youth of his country currently suffering from persecution and repression by the dictatorship. VISA FOR A DREAM is his first album in EP format which aims to make its formal presentation in the United States. This EP, complete with 4 promotional songs, is a production that talks about the decision to continue no matter what happens, across our own borders to fulfill our dreams, to accept ourselves as we are and fight for what we want.
Mr. & Miss NOVA Pride 2015
Mr. NOVA Pride 2015, Shammy Colby and Ms. NOVA Pride 2015 Carrie A. Monroe will be there performing. Stay tuned for updates!
Normaling is a Baltimore-based producer/DJ duo comprised of .rar Kelly and DJ Lemz. While their productions are anything but normal, these two Baltimore scene staples decided to make music together under some pretty average circumstances: pregaming before a New Year’s Eve party two years ago. What might have begun as something of a joke project has since turned into something much brainier. Normaling’s odd-couple chemistry mixes .rar Kelly’s dominant left-brain with Lemz’s dominant right-brain into music that just might blow your mind.
Projected Man is a Prog Funk Rock band comprised of veteran musicians of the DC Metropolitan area. The band owns a unique and original sound pulling from influences of Progressive Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz and Fusion. From the average listener to seasoned musicians, Projected Man's carefully crafted songs atop strong rhythmic foundations are sure to get heads bobbing and bodies moving.
Their music being described as "a soothing sledgehammer", RÉVE makes a raw and bold statement of ArtRock. Their fusion of classical and rock instrumentation along with avant-garde tints have made their sound truly unique and cinematic, bringing together visual and artistic elements that always give the audience member and listener an experience.
Tristan Schack began releasing pop music in 2010. He has released an album and a string of singles that were widely accepted on social media and the gay community. He's music has received air play in; Los Angeles, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Schack's main focus, specifically for his music career, has always been centered around gay culture. His latest single's Damn Boy and The Storm are available to purchase at almost any online digital retailer. More music is coming for 2014, so stay tuned.
Wicked Jezabel, founded in the Washington DC area, has been proudly serving the Mid- Atlantic for over 10 years. Wicked Jezabel dynamically delivers exciting hits from the 60’s dance-able Motown, the 70's Disco & classic rock, the wicked 80’s, the grungy/techno 90's and a ""tad"" of today’s hits. With more than 20 years of experience onstage, the six female musicians of Wicked Jezabel have been capturing the hearts of LGBT+ throughout the D.C. area and Mid Atlantic.