Seattle’s Andrew Joslyn’s command of the strings has made him one of the hottest young musicians in the country. As Maclamore’s orchestra leader and string arranger, he traveled all over the world non-stop for over 2 years promoting the Grammy-award winning “The Heist,” an honor he shared for songwriting and arranging contributions to that CD. In his minimal spare time, he founded The Passenger String Quartet and recently spent six weeks touring the country promoting a CD collaboration between PSQ and singer-songwriter, David Bazan. He’s also become the go-to guy for string arrangements way beyond classical music, from hip-hop, rock, folk, electronic and film. Andrew is a very creative guy, full of ideas and we love our brainstorming sessions with him.
Jared and Jessi Fredeen are Champagne Sunday. They are kind of hard to define, but that’s just fine with us. What we can assure you is that you won’t find live performers this good very often. This married couple will surprise and delight you with their powerful stage presence and genre-bending orginal songs. Sometimes they’ll simply take your breath away. Jesi’s voice is a marvel. Their harmonies are a natural extension of the musical and personal chemistry they share. They are currently in the studio working on their new EP and this time out, they’ve decided to record without a band, just the two of them, playing guitar, uke, bass, piano, harmonica & trombone. The EP is scheduled for a Spring 2015 release
They describe themselves as,”a vanilla/chocolate swirl of brash, bold, funky-as-hell electro rock.” They are a band that is not afraid to take chances with their music, live performances and how they promote themselves. They are open, committed to their band, their growing legion of fans and each other. Two EPs were released in 2014, Dreams amd Chaos and they are busy touring to support those projects.
Although raised in Denmark, she discovered country music at an early age and never looked back. Now making her home in Seattle, Jessica has established herself in a short time as an in-demand performer at venues of all sizes around the Northwest, including last summer’s major Watershed Music Festival at The Gorge. Her first single for London Tone Music, “Calling Me Home,” is a beauty and she’s headed into London Bridge Studio in early 2015 to record her fan-picked second single, “My, My, My.” Moving into 2015, Jessica is set to boost her burgeoning career to new heights and 2 Jeffs will be there to help.
Seattle’s Lions Ambition combine Hip-Hop and Rock with high energy musicianship and a non-stop stage show. Their positive attitude and message, social media savvy and drive to succeed have served them well. Follow their website and You Tube channels for ongoing music videos, blogs and EP releases. Their inspiring song and video, Ambition, was recently released on London Tone Music.
Mikaela Kahn’s voice is remarkable and she’s comfortable in a variety of genres. From winning awards as a singer-songwriter with her song, Fall With You, to singing jazz standards and smooth R&B, Mikaela is always challenging herself. Originally from Seattle, she went to music school at the pretigious North Texas State in Denton, TX and after graduation moved to Austin. Her new single, Fire & Lace, is from a forthcoming EP, Milk & Honey, scheduled for release in early 2015.
Macklemore’s spirited trumpet player and band leader, Owour Arunga released his first single, Black As They Come to great acclaim, building up his own fan base quite quickly. Owour lives and breathes music, something the 2 Jeffs appreciate and embrace. He is a remarkable musician and when he is not traveling the world with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, he can be found at London Bridge Studio recording new music for himself and producing other artists, including, most recently, fellow Kenyan and Seattle resident, Naomi Wachira’s, “This Is Love.”
Northwest-based sax player, well-respected as an in-demand studio and live player, is releasing his first CD as a band leader. With a successful Kickstarter campaign under his belt, he headed to London Bridge Studio to work with producer/engineer Geoff Ott. Jeff Ross, no stranger to working with sax players, as Kenny G.’s original manager, co-produced this CD. A 2015 release will find 2 Jeffs working with Paul on marketing, promotion and expanding his base across the country.
Sally Tierney has been teaching ballet for over 25 years. Many of her students have received dance scholarships to college, performed professionally, are choreographers, and are teaching for successful dance studios. Sally is the owner and director of Just Dance in Alexandria, Virginia. She is also the producer of the CD, Rock Your Ballet Class, a solo piano collection of classic rock songs performed specifically for the ballet student in mind. 2 Jeffs work with Sally on contract issues and music licensing
Part of country music royalty as granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, Tayla is busy creating her own legacy as a singer-songwriter and totally entertaining live performer. She grew up surrounded by some of the best, but we believe she will take it to another level, recently recording a duet with her grandmother, Honky Tonk Girls, the hit song that began Loretta’s long career and stopping by London Bridge Studio to record two songs for London Tone Music with her band, Tayla and The Hims, featuring jazz pianist/composer Wayne Horvitz.
Tobias The Owl is based on the songwriting of Toronto native turned Seattle resident, Elijah Dhawan, who spent years traveling, sometimes on foot, throughout the southwest and west coast. A compelling and engaging songwriter, he has already received awards for his songs including, Best Songwriter” in the 2014 Seattle Sound Music Awards, and also “Best Singer/Songwriter” in the 2014 Toronto Independent Music Awards.
His first commercially released single, “No Light (Moon Song)” was just released on London Tone Music. 2 Jeffs work with Elijah on strategy, marketing and career development.