Based out of Orange County, CA, Steve Maggiora is a multi-talented musician who is here to work. Making his living primarily playing both as a session musician and live musician, Steve is deeply passionate in the music he creates, which is made apparent through his sultry smokey voice and rich keyboard voicing. He has played on over 100 records and performed to thousands of concert-goers across the USA, UK, Europe and Japan. While his current main project is the ever-touring Southern Rock outfit, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Steve keeps busy while off the road by playing not only as a solo artist, but also moonlighting with several other projects. His new solo record, ‘When I Get You Alone’, is now available through online distributors worldwide.
High-energy Stone Jonez leaves no stone unturned when it comes to fantastic stage shows throughout the country. With roots in funk, R&B and Reggae, this polished, sophisticated band will have you out of your seat in minutes (never to return again!) It’s a perfect way to dance off any remaining calories (and make room for more)!
A Virginia native, Rose moved to Los Angeles during the early 2010s. There, she found herself gravitating toward the sounds, stories, and swagger of country music, a genre that had been so prevalent back home. When an opportunity arose to open for LeAnn Rimes, Rose accepted the gig, performing in front of thousands of new fans and, in the process, laying the brickwork for the formation of her own country band.
You won’t find Honey County on any map. Launched in 2014, the group takes its name from a fictional place, a move that allows Rose and her two bandmates — Devon Jane and Katie Stump — to create their own landscape of story-driven country; modern, melodic pop; and punchy, guitar-fueled rock (an influence that’s strengthened by Jane, the trio’s lead guitarist, whose fretwork has landed her gigs with everyone from Keith Urban to Ceelo Green). The band wasted little time developing its audience in California and beyond, earning a spot on the HBO series True Blood with Honey County’s very first single, “Blood From a Stone,” and appearing as semi-finalists on VH1’s Make a Band Famous competition. Meanwhile, shows with artists like Chase Rice, Easton Corbin, David Nail, Clare Dunn, and Dylan Scott kept Honey County busy, adding history and heft to the band’s sound.
Considered one of the most versatile music aficionados to come out of Hawaii, Joseph Soul has been commanding crowds for well over 15 years. Highly touted as a nightclub DJ, his expertise spans more than the distance between two turntables. With his accomplishments as a producer, engineer, and songwriter widely recognized, it is no surprise that he currently earns a living doing just that.
A seven-time Na Hoku Hanohano award nominee (Hawai’s, Grammy sponsored music awards), Joseph Soul is no stranger to the Hawai`i music scene. With experience penning songs for Nesian N.I.N.E and Dani Waring, producing the smash hits, “Take You Higher” from Positive Motion and “Tell Me” by Tenelle, and mastering Maoli’s 2010 album “Rock Easy”, it should come as no shock that he wrote, produced, engineered, and mixed his first album almost entirely on his own (DJ Audissey – Overdue). He collaborates with both up-and-coming artists, as well as, seasoned veterans and is constantly searching for new talent to help break into the island music scene.
Welcome to the Upstream experience! Upstream has been spreading their message of love and positivity through their exhilarating Caribbean Music, namely, Reggae, Calypso, Soca and Steel Drum Music, for quite some time now.
Through the years they have mesmerized audiences throughout the world and brought many to kneel at their alter of ultimate enjoyment. With a multi-talented line up of some of the most experienced and enlightened musicians in their camp, they continue to spread joy to an unsuspecting public.
Ask 18 year old musician/singer/songwriter Andrew Bloom what THE most important motivating factor is in his life and he’ll look you straight in the eye with a great set of baby blues and say, “Well, it’s to play, it’s just. . .to play.”
Don’t be confused though. He does agree that the ultimate goal of the game is to become a star by topping the charts with a hit song, but until that happens, all he wants to do is play music! Oh–and not just in his living room for friends and family. Not even just for a panel of judges on a Reality T.V. competition American Idol. No, what Andrew means when he says “to play” is–to produce music for an audience of people in a concert hall or pub, to entertain, and to get paid for his efforts while doing it. For the record, that’s what he means!