SONGWRITERS FROM Illinois

100 Year Picnic

100 Year Picnic

Blending Power Pop hooks with Americana storytelling, 100 Year Picnic serves up delicious pop melodies and smart lyrics about the complexities of trying to live a simple life. Next door neighbors by day, record producers by night, 100 Year Picnic's Jeff Greeneberg and Edwin Pierce sing and play a bunch of instruments, but also invite many of the

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610

610

610 is the dream of singer/songwriter Anthony, to create/record/produce a collection of songs in a professional manner. What does this mean? After years of writing, this means arranging my best songs, recording them in a professional studio and producing a CD – with real artwork! This multi-year effort is called 'Changing Vibrations' and all

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a monster named hugo

a monster named hugo

i was completely raised on hip hop since i was 7yrs old. once i became bored with it in the mid 90's, i moved to more melodic music but i still try to incorporate the influence of hip hop into my music. i now play in this solo band project and another called "the devil inside." i love music too much to be tied down to one sound.

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Arek Religa

Arek Religa

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Ashley Beck

Ashley Beck

Ashley Beck is a composer/songwriter and piano instructor who is truly passionate about music and eager to finally let her music be heard. Before receiving her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she studied music at a collegiate level at Illinois Wesleyan University where she received a four year scholarship for Piano Performance and

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Attack Time

Attack Time

"Attack Time" is the name of the project for recording and performing original music compositions of Marshall Hong. Over the past few decades, Hong has performed in a number of original-music bands, and has been exposed to a wide variety of musical influences. A number of these influences are evidenced in his songwriting - namely, 70's prog rock,

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Ava Suppelsa

Ava Suppelsa

Ava Suppelsa is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Evanston, Illinois. Her music is a blend of folk, pop and country with hints of jazz. Some would describe it as "James Taylor meets Norah Jones in the country." Despite her young age, Ava has already begun making a name for herself in the Chicago area. She began to play and write her own music at

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Ava Suppelsa

Ava Suppelsa

Ava Suppelsa is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Evanston, Illinois. Her music is a blend of folk, pop and country with hints of jazz. Some would describe it as "James Taylor meets Norah Jones in the country." Despite her young age, Ava has already begun making a name for herself in the Chicago area. She began to play and write her own music at

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Brad Cole

Brad Cole

Brad’s Musical Bio **1988 Lead vocalist and principal songwriter for Chicago based Treatment. The sound was reggae rock and Ska. Released an EP called Musical Therapy. Played allover Chicago from The Limelight to Cabaret Metro to Park West but went their separate ways in ’91. **’90 Treatment’s “Aint No Sign of Life” was featured on WXRTs comp

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Cask of Characters

Cask of Characters

The Cask of Characters is the collaboration of songwriters Joel Smyers and Bob Otting. • American Songwriter Magazine - Honorable Mention http://www.americansongwriter.com/lyric-contest-winners-novemberdecember-2013/ • SongDoor Int'l Songwriting Contest 2013 & 2X 2014 - Honorable Mention http://songdoor.com/2013honmentions.html • Non-exclusiv

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Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Chris is an amateur singer/songwriter from Chicago and a performer in many senses. His extensive songwriting is in addition to his work on the stage as a comedian. Though an engineer by day, his creative pursuits are where is passion lies. Chris' music reflects a contemplative and aware view of the world, dreams, love, and life. Primarily armed

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Dennis Cruz

Dennis Cruz

Dennis Cruz, a Filipino-American artist, has performed in Europe and played briefly in clubs around Chicago. Citing The Beatles, Bread, James Taylor, and Jim Croce as being strong influences on his style of guitar playing, Dennis' sound comes across as mellow and easy-listening. He recently came out with his own CD bearing his own compositions (The

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Elevated Sins

Elevated Sins

Elevated Sins is Steve Daniels, and a synthpop band from Chicago. He started making music at an age when memories are very vague, and long before using the current band name. His hope is that his lifelong pursuit of music has helped shaped the songs he now produces into very enjoyable compositions. Elevated Sins really loves good vocals and good me

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Hannah Rand

Hannah Rand

Currently a Freshman at Belmont University in Nashville, 18 year old singer/songwriter Hannah Rand has been writing songs since she was 12. She recently won national acclaim for her music when her song Start Over, was a winner in the GRAMMY Foundation and MusicCares Teens! Make Music Contest. This featured video was a student-led project, created d

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Jessamyn Luong

Jessamyn Luong

Jessamyn Luong is a singer-songwriter and musician from Peoria, IL. The daughter of a musician, she grew up experimenting with different instruments and began writing songs at the age of eighteen. She has performed for a variety of local audiences.

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Joel Styzens

Joel Styzens

* Indie International Winner * 2nd place worldwide in the instrumental category Listen/Buy "Relax Your Ears," the new album from Joel Styzens & CSO cellist Katinka Kleijn at Relax Your Ears dot com: http://www.relax-your-ears.com ______________________________ One year after completing his degree in percussion and moving to Chicago, Joel

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Lauren Hubert

Lauren Hubert

Although mom tells me I started singing long before this, it wasn't until I saw “The Little Mermaid” and heard Ariel’s voice that I became obsessed with singing. I wanted to sound just like her! Shortly after this, my mom (who has encouraged me to sing my whole life) got me a tape recorder with a microphone which I used incessan

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malxmusician212

malxmusician212

My name is Malcolm Lazarow. I am an aspiring musician in rock/avant-garde/electronic styles.

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Mary Lemanski

Mary Lemanski

"Mary Lemanski started her professional music career at age 11, playing pipe organ. For the past 14 years, Mary has released her original music on the Internet. She has received much recognition for her music and has performed throughout the United States. She has opened for Marky Ramone & the Speed Kings, D.I., and Val Emmich. In 2010, Mary Leman

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Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

The Matt Robinson Band is a folk rockin/ roots rock group based out of Chicago, IL. Their live shows are known for their dance-friendly good times vibe and have also been known to stretch their songs out and jam They are an ambitious young group dedicated to the art of original music. In September 2008, Matt Robinson released his full length LP,

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Matt Ulery

Matt Ulery

Matthew Scott Ulery is a Chicago-born bassist and composer performing since the age of 14 years. Since his first performance, Ulery has played many styles of music. These include the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, gospel, theatre, and folk-- specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He has perfor

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Michael Heaton

Michael Heaton

Michael Heaton does what all songwriters try to do. He tells stories. With the heart of a Texas troubadour, the sensibility of a 70s pop star and the rock rebellion of a kid who grew up listening to the Who and Tom Petty, he spins modern folk tales of girlfriends who became wives, dull jobs that led nowhere and the feeling of turning 30 when it fee

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Michele Wilkes

Michele Wilkes

Michele is a Neo-Soul Gospel artist with roots in Messianic Worship. Michele's upcoming EP, "Undone For An Audience of One" is made up of songs that comprise a dialogue between God and his daughters. Specifically, Miriam, Moses' sister and the woman caught in adultery (about to be stoned by the Pharisees). Put your seat belts on, and let Mi

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Miguel Reyes

Miguel Reyes

Miguel Reyes Miguel grew up in South Jersey in a loving family of seven. His interest in singing came at a very early age and he quickly developed an appreciation in various styles of music. Miguel’s cites influence as diverse as The Jackson 5, Journey, Shalamar, Phil Collins, 80’s real school hip hop, R&B dance classics, and

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Rory Sullivan

Rory Sullivan

Chicago singer-songwriter Rory Sullivan, has received abundant acclaim from everyone from country music star Sara Evans to Grammy Winner/Windham Hill Records Founder Will Ackerman. Sullivan took the grand prize for the CD Baby and Sarah Evans songwriting competitions in 2013 and 2nd place in the recent Indie International Songwriting Contest. Si

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The Hyrax

The Hyrax

Stemming from a blend of inluences including Hard Rock, Metal, Punk and Pop, the Hyrax delivers enough high energy and fun with enough variety that will still keep you on your toes. Founded in 2008, they have made their presence known by combining catchy songs with a compelling and humorous live experience. Fun and challenging, You won't forget t

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The Paul Avers Band

The Paul Avers Band

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Tom Formanek

Tom Formanek

Tom sang lead and played sax and keyboards in a few bands years back, including The GT's, in the mid sixties and Magic Lantern in the mid seventies, in the Chicago area. Magic Lantern covered songs by Three Dog Night, The Doobie Brothers, Santana, Seals And Crofts, The Spencer Davis Group, Luther Ingram, Chicago, The Moody Blues and others. He t

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White Linen

White Linen

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