In 1986, Nadina became the first child from Lebanon and the Arab world to ever participate at the Zecchino D'oro UNICEF festival in Italy. Delivering a powerful rendition of "Vola, Palombella" [Fly Bird of Peace] to a television audience of over 25 million worldwide, judges awarded the young singer a gold medal, and the song became something of an international phenomenon. Instantly, her voice stood out, and she swiftly embraced the stage at charity concerts and functions across her native Lebanon and Internationally. "I've excelled in all of these different avenues, and they've made me a better person. They've also helped my music and writing. I'd love for people to appreciate and enjoy the music, and I hope it inspires. It's a milestone for me, and I'll cherish it forever." Listeners undoubtedly will as well.
Troy Samson is a successful songwriter and producer based in
Vancouver, Canada. He’s written and produced songs for world famous
artists and companies such as Kelly Rowland, Mischa Daniels, Cody
Simpson (featured with Victoria Duffield), Trevor Guthrie
(soulDecision), Craig Smart, Mika Nakashima and Aisha (Japan),
Sarah Connor (Germany), Nikon, Calvin Klein, and the NFL to name a
From 2002 to 2011, Troy was co-owner and Head of Productions at
Hipjoint Music Group, which he founded with former songwriting and
production partner Mike James.
In 2012 Troy launched his new production company, Madlucky Music.
There he continues to have great success writing and producing with a
wide variety of talented artists, writers, and producers based all over the
Mike James is a talented songwriter and record producer hailing from
Canada. He has written and produced songs heard all over the world, in
every different medium, from radio and TV to films (and film trailers)
as well as commercials.
His work has been featured in a long list of TV shows, such as ABC’s
“Dancing with the Stars,” HBO’s “Entourage,” and The CW’s “Gossip
Girl.” He has also had success with his music in ads for companies
such as CK1, Reebok, Nikon Cool Pix, Tresemme, the NFL Network,
and Kit Kat. His success doesn’t stop there, but crosses over into the
film world; his music has been featured in Fantastic Mr. Fox, The To-
Do List, and What Happens in Vegas, among others.
The high-altitude town of Fort Collins, Colorado is abundant in bicycles, awash in craft beer and rich in arts of all kinds. Understanding the town’s unique cultural brew begins (but only begins) to explain the novel sound of SHEL. Four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim. Sisters Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza were born within five years of each other. Raised and home-schooled by a singer/songwriter father and an artist mother, they dove into music young. Hannah was first to take classical lessons on piano.
The members of Current Swell no longer live together under a single roof — as they did years ago,
when the group first came together as a unit — but the bond between the four friends is stronger than
Touring the world for the better part of five years, from Brazil to Australia, often has that effect.
Current Swell’s years of experience on the road can be heard — and felt — in the nooks and crannies
of Long Time Ago, the new full-length from this rootsy Victoria, B.C. quartet. The record shifts
between upbeat folk (the title track, Long Time Ago) and singalong-ready roots rock (the first single,
Too Cold) with a fluidity and ease that could only come from continual touring.
For many years Ken Harrison approached songwriting as a solitary pursuit, choosing to steadily work alone and viewing songwriting more as compulsion than profession. As the songwriter half of the pop duo Wild Strawberries, he has written numerous songs for his partner Roberta Carter Harrison to sing including top ten hits in their native Canada--Heroine and I Don’t Want To Think About It.
At just 25 years-old Norwegian Ina Wroldsen (P&P Songs) has become one of the hottest songwriters in Europe and North America. Ina started her musical journey writing songs for herself as an artist.
In 2006 after numerous showcases Ina signed a record deal with TVT Records and began finishing her album, but due to unforeseen circumstances TVT folded and Ina was left without a label. She went back to Norway to reflect, rethink and reload for what was in store for her next. In the summer of 2007 Ina started her first co-writes, writing for artists other than herself. It soon became apparent that this was to be her future.
"Selby earned his moment in the spotlight with his excellent debut...No need for bells and whistles here -- the music does the talking."
“As a singer/songwriter, Mark Selby’s in the same league as Bruce Springsteen, with meaty words, a compelling voice, and tracks that have more groove than a vintage vinyl record."
"Mark Selby makes some of the most soulful noise coming out of Nashville."
A gifted musical artist and hit songwriter, Mark Selby's career is one of unusual depth and diversity. Selby has written career-defining songs for artists in multiple genres and frequently contributes signature guitar work to 'Music City' recording sessions. As a solo artist he's earned critical acclaim and a devoted international following, carving out an earthy, gritty sound steeped in blues and rootsy rock.
“I feel like it would be my most personal work to date,” he ventures on the topic of Broken Brights, the forthcoming solo release from Angus Stone. “I think I’m constantly introverting to that place, to that pocket I’ve always wanted to live inside amongst the songs & the tales that I’ve written.”
That search has taken the enigmatic Angus to the far-sailed corners of the globe. He’s recorded in a rustic dwelling nestled in the Swiss Alps, beneath Australia’s bright-lit cherry blue skies along the coastline, to a ramshackle log cabin with a view over the lush Indian countryside.