Musicians from a variety of genres are partnering with RockBandRelief.org to have their songs authored, tested and submitted to the Rock Band Network as playable tracks for the Rock Band video game series.
As the songs are published to the Rock Band Network online store, your downloads will help generate donations for the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the Nashville flooding disaster.
We're now beginning to announce the first of our launch wave of artists. New bands and solo acts are being added every day and we can't wait for you to experience their music in Rock Band!
With her trademark impassioned vocals, captivating melodies, and audacious honesty, Amy Courts ably takes on love, heartache, spirituality, and personal demons. Though her voice and songs invoke inevitable comparisons to great singer-songwriters like Patty Griffin, Jennifer Knapp, and Derek Webb, her sound and experience are uniquely her own, and are delivered with a rare distinction.
Big Kenny, one half of the Grammy-nominated genre-bending super duo Big & Rich, has written several top 10 hits for artists such as Tim McGraw (“Last Dollar Fly Away”), Gretchen Wilson (“Here For The Party”), Jason Aldean (“Hicktown” and “Amarillo Sky”), and been named BMI’s Songwriter of the Year. With Big & Rich, Big Kenny sold in excess of seven million albums and opened sold-out stadium tours for Kenny Chesney.
Reflecting on his life, Kenny says, “I have a four-year old now,” referring to his son Lincoln William Holiday Alphin, “so I found myself really asking what it is I want to leave behind. What lessons can I impart?”
Fundamental Elements mix a fresh blend of soul and pop/rock, with catchy song writing and remarkable musicianship to create songs that are making people take notice. Their tight, high-energy live performances have them being praised as one of the most promising and talented bands to come out of St. Louis. This Moment is the much-anticipated follow-up to the widely acclaimed The Cycle We’re Living In LP. A culmination of hard work and a partnership with producer Stephen Leiweke, the new album represents a definite maturation of the band.
Kirby Krackle is a nerd rock band from Seattle, WA. Their self-titled debut album (named one of the Best Albums of 2009 by Tucson Weekly) has been featured on television, radio, magazines and on dozens of websites. Their sophomore album is titled E FOR EVERYONE.
KIRBY KRACKLE is a nerd rock duo comprised of two life-long pop-culture junkies, Jim Demonakos and Kyle Stevens, who create songs dedicated to the nerdiest aspects that self-same culture. They have performed their unique style of pop rock from New York to San Diego, Toronto to Seattle and numerous places in between. The band has released two albums, their self-titled debut in 2009 and their sophomore album E FOR EVERYONE in 2010.
Kink Ador is a rock band based out of Nashville, TN, of the upmost talent and charisma. Kink Ador's sound is funky rock bass lines, dysfunctional guitar, and a drum groove that sits tight in the pocket. Their sound is likened to "the Talking Heads," "the Police," and "the Yeah Yeah Yeahs." Kink Ador's female lead vocalist/bass player, Sharon Koltick, is like Sting except more likeable. Brad Naylor on drums is the stylistic soul drummer, who incorporates rock and soul into his drumming, all while making sure to flash his stellar smile. Andrew Sovine is the showboating guitar genius, who always wins the audience by playing his Jimi Hendrix style tricks.
“Great song, great voice, great production. Everything about it was top notch. You’re real, you’re sexy, I buy it 100%!” - Desmond Child, Producer discussing Loni Rose’s “Wrong Way Back”
Amid the beauty of the great Northwest and it’s indicative rain, a singer songwriter has blossomed by the name of Loni Rose. While she may call Seattle home, she has been busy generating global attention. Her pop-country songs have found their way into films like “Private Lives of Pippa Lee” and “American Pie” as well as television shows like “America’s Next Top Model,” “Bad Girls Club,” and “The Hills.”
Seattle band Red Jacket Mine — comprising singer/songwriter Lincoln Barr, guitar/pedal steel whiz Patrick Porter (who also fronts local rockers Explone, and has played in a host of Seattle bands, including Crystal Radio and the Bourbonites), and drummer Andy Salzman — has spent the last four years honing its craft on stages throughout the Northwest, and it shows.
On the heels of their ornate, ambitious debut, Hello, Old Cloud, the band released its sophomore disc, Lovers Lookout, in October 2009, earning glowing...