2014 CMIS Artist Showcase

  • Acoustic Minds Acoustic Minds
    • Genre: Soul
    • Artist Hometown: Oregon

    Portland twin sirens Amanda and Jenni Price, known together as Acoustic Minds, specialize in their own blend of soul and New Millennium dance pop. Their work has two completely different, though not necessarily opposing sides:…
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  • Andrea President Andrea President

    Homelessness never slowed Andrea President from her passionate pursuit of music. In fact, that struggle was instrumental in her musical growth, as well as her personal healing. Andrea taught herself how to play the acoustic…
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  • Antique Naked Soul Antique Naked Soul

    Oakland Indie Award and Oaktown Music Festival nominee Antique Naked Soul is an Oakland based independent beat-boxing soul band. Renown beat-boxer Tommy “Soulati” Shepherd, lead singer Candice "Antique" Wicks and two background singers, Jayme Brown…
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  • AprilTheParadigm AprilTheParadigm

    Currently Ranked #1 on the Alternative Charts for the San Francisco Bay Area, 32nd in the Nation, and 63rd in the World! Born Aug 19th 2013, Strong female vocals, heavy harmonies, and edgy lyrics are accented…
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  • Avery Redd Avery Redd
    • Genre: Hip Hop / Rap
    • Artist Hometown: San Francisco, California

    I’m 24 yrs. of age, I sing, write, rap, and I’m a full all around music entertainer.. I’m striving hard to reach my goals, I don’t want music in my life I need it.. I…
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  • Canto Canto
    • Genre: Rock
    • Artist Hometown: Sierra Madre, California

    We are 3 brothers -Seamus, David, & Aidan Blackwell- from Sierra Madre, CA. We've been playing together since 2009. Our sound is unique blend of several classic rock sounds: garage, surf, psychedelic with a modern…
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  • Casey Frazier Casey Frazier
    • Genre: Americana
    • Artist Hometown: Carmel, California

    Casey Frazier is a talented songwriter, singer and guitarist with an eclectic Americana sound with roots in country and 70’s rock. Casey was born in Missouri, grew up in a small mountain town near Denver,…
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  • Dangermaker Dangermaker
    • Genre: Rock/Indie
    • Artist Hometown: San Francisco, California

    Dangermaker emerged from San Francisco, CA when singer/songwriter Adam Burnett unveiled a series of unfinished home demos to drummer Carlos Rodrigues. They collaborated to create edgier sounding songs than either had previously and went into…
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  • Demeda Jo Demeda Jo

    Dr. Demeda Jo, Pastors with her husband, Dr. Louis G. Smith, Prayer Temple Christian Center, an exciting and vibrant ministry, in Tracy, CA. Demeda Jo is a NEW Recording Artist and Song Writer with her…
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  • Demetrius Tolefree Demetrius Tolefree
    • Genre: Gospel
    • Artist Hometown: Bay Area, California

    Combine unmistakable exuberance, seemingly inexhaustible talent, and the undeniable presence of God’s anointing and you have the ministry of singer, songwriter and musician, Elder Demetrius Tolefree. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Demetrius began…
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  • DREW ALLEN DREW ALLEN
    • Genre: Gospel
    • Artist Hometown: California

    "I want my music to make people relate, reflect and repent". A bold statement from the twenty-something crooner.
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  • G2 G2
    • Genre: Urban/R&B;
    • Artist Hometown: California

    I started making music after a hard breakup with a girlfriend and I guess I just needed to tell the world what I was going through. I planned to write this really dark song about…
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  • Horns a Plenty Horns a Plenty
    • Genre: Jazz / Big Band Swing
    • Artist Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area

    Horns a Plenty is an all-acoustic 6 piece brass band that has taken brass quintet into a whole new world with a repertoire of jazz and big band swing, as well as Park Band, ragtime…
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  • Ja Ronn & FLOW Ja Ronn & FLOW
    • Genre: Gospel
    • Artist Hometown: San Francisco, California

    2013, founder and director of both the SFSU Gospel Choir and Gospel Gators Foundation, Ja Ronn Thompson, was given the vision to assemble a vocal ensemble that would cross the thresholds of art, culture, and…
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  • Jakey Lee Jakey Lee
    • Genre: Power-pop / Rock
    • Artist Hometown: Northern California

    An explosive feast for the eyes and ears, Jakey Lee is a trendsetting power-pop/rock fashion plate who brings it all to the stage with every performance. The Northern California born and raised, Los Angeles based…
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  • Jennifer Kelle Jennifer Kelle
    • Genre: Gospel
    • Artist Hometown: Seattle, WA

    Jennifer’s music is heart-felt; it is an outpouring of her soul and brings therapy to every listener...
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  • Joanne LeBlanc & The Fugitive Blues Band Joanne LeBlanc & The Fugitive Blues Band
    • Genre: Blues
    • Artist Hometown: California

    Joanne LeBlanc is a blues musician from the San Francisco Bay area. She grew up in a small town in Massachusetts arriving in California in the late 90s. Joanne hadn't pursued music seriously prior to…
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  • Karen Waterman Karen Waterman
    • Genre: Folk
    • Artist Hometown: California

    Karen Waterman is a California musician and an alumna of Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has been writing and playing since childhood. She also studied at the University of Redlands, San Jose State…
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  • Kenya Music Kenya Music
    • Genre: Pop
    • Artist Hometown: California

    Kenya has been singing in church ever since she can remember, but just about 7 years ago she started singing R&B/Soul. A California and New York native Kenya - a songwriter of hits never heard,…
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  • Marirose & The Gypsies Marirose & The Gypsies

    Marirose is an award winning singer/songwriter from California’s central valley with a powerfully deep and sultry voice that makes people stop and pay attention. Performing with her band The Gypsies, she takes the world of…
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  • Mr. P Chill Mr. P Chill
    • Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
    • Artist Hometown: Sacramento, California

    This Sacramento hip-hop vet lays his entire lifetime of experiences on every song, every drop of blood and sweat and every tear shed is a part of what makes his music so real. Mr. P…
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  • Philasifer Philasifer
    • Genre: Hip Hop
    • Artist Hometown: Gilroy, CA

    Who is PHILASIFER? A multi-talented musician, emcee and producer whose sound flows through the mic with infectious grooves and profoundly poetic lyrics. A listen to his well-crafted recordings delivers a potent glimpse of this artist's…
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  • Rahfee Zahkee Rahfee Zahkee
    • Genre: DJ all genres/experimental electronica, house, dubstep
    • Artist Hometown: Long Beach, California

    Rahfee Zahkee used to be a professional bassist with hundreds of gigs and three tours, it all ended one night when he accidentally chopped off his thumb trying to break open a wine bottle (it…
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  • Rashidi Omari Rashidi Omari
    • Genre: Rap
    • Artist Hometown: Oakland, CA

    Born and raised in Oakland, CA, the Town’s social and political make up made him. Rashidi Omari, Shidi O, The Bandit King. Trail blazing most of the time, walking the beaten path some, Rashidi Omari…
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  • Skyler Lutes Skyler Lutes
    • Genre: Singer/Songwriter/Producer
    • Artist Hometown: Ocean Beach, CA

    Skyler Lutes is a 25yr singer/songwriter/producer from Ocean Beach, California. When Skyler is not on stage or writing new songs he is known for helping musician's with recordings in his studio in Sunset Cliffs, CA.…
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  • Staxx Staxx
    • Genre: Hip Hop/R&B;
    • Artist Hometown: San Francisco, California

    Hip Hop and R&B artist
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  • Tidelands Tidelands
    • Genre: Indie
    • Artist Hometown: San Francisco, California

    Tidelands is the musical collaboration between songwriter / guitar and flugelhorn player Gabriel Montana Leis and drummer /keyboardist Mie Araki. Sharp poignant songs with poetic lyrics are uniquely arranged with looped guitars and vocals, glorious horns,…
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  • Trinity Trinity
    • Genre: Dance / Pop / Singer Songwriter
    • Artist Hometown: Los Angeles, California

    Trinity is music for the connoisseur. #indulge Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisIsTrinity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tri.ni.ty.sounds Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/trinitysounds
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  • Yonat & Her Muse Yonat & Her Muse
    • Genre: Singer/Songwriter
    • Artist Hometown: Oakland, California

    Born in Milwaukee, Yonat’s original musical role models were rooted in blues, jazz and American folk. Her music is reminiscent of Adele meets Carole King. Having spent 10 years in Israel she is also deeply…
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