• Tuesday , 25 April 2017

Artists and Bands

Mark Bryan – SCMG Advisory Board Member

Mark received his Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & the Blowfish and has spent the last 30 years recording and touring. He also has three solo albums to his credit.

Since moving to Charleston in 1999, Bryan has produced 7 full-length albums, as well as co-written, and produced countless songs, for other artists. He was also instrumental in founding the College of Charleston Radio Station, and is the Artist in Residence for the Music Industry Concentration in the College’s School of the Arts.

Recently, Bryan’s company Chucktown Music Group has started production on season one of a live-concert television series for ETV called LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL.

Mark manages the band Stop Light Observations (SLO) , and is also the Chairman of the Board for Carolina Studios, a non-profit after school music recording and technology program for kids 8-18.AWARDS
MTV video award – 1995
two grammys – 1996
Ascap songwriter of the year – 1996
Billboard award – 1997
USC Alumnus of the year – 1997
Order of the Palmetto – 1999
vernor award – 2016

Discography
Mark Bryan, “End of the Front”
produced by Fred LeBlanc/Nick Brophy/Mark Bryan
2008
Mark Bryan, “30 on the Rail”
produced by Don Dixon
2000

Producing Credits
Doug Jones, “Doug Jones Everybody, Doug Jones”
produced by Mark Bryan
2007

Danielle Howle, “Thank You Mark”
produced by Mark Bryan
2006

The Django Walker Band, “Six Trips Around the World”
produced by Mark Bryan
2005

Five Way Friday, “Wrecked”
produced by Mark Bryan
2003
Patrick Davis, “Chances Are”
produced by Mark Bryan
2003

With Hootie & the Blowfish
LIVE In Charleston:
The Homegrown Concert Event
2006
Looking For Lucky
2005 | Vanguard Records
The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish : 1993-2003
2004 | Rhino / Atlantic Records

Hootie & The Blowfish
2003 | Atlantic Records

Scattered, Smothered and Covered
2000 | Atlantic Records
Musical Chairs
1998 | Atlantic Records
Fairweather Johnson
1996 | Atlantic Records
Cracked Rear View
1994 | Atlantic Records

https://www.facebook.com/markbryanctmg/
A Fragile Tomorrow
A Fragile Tomorrow

NEARLY THREE YEARS SINCE THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘BE NICE BE CAREFUL’, A FRAGILE TOMORROW RETURNS WITH THEIR AMBITIOUS LABEL DEBUT
Though only still in their 20’s, Charleston, SC four piece A Fragile Tomorrow was formed in 2003 by Sean and Dominic Kelly (both of whom live with cerebral palsy) with their brother Brendan, in their parents’ basement. The band was named in honor of Sean and Dominic’s triplet brother who passed away some six years earlier; Shaun Rhoades joined in 2006. That same year, they released their debut album, Wishful Thinking.

Early 2008 saw the release of the group’s second album Beautiful Noise, produced by Grammy® award-winner Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Patti Smith, among many others). In 2009, they recorded their third record Tripping Over Nothing, with singer-songwriter Danielle Howle producing and Amy Ray, songstress Susan Cowsill, and smart-pop legend Peter Holsapple contributing. Sean and Dominic also made an appearance on Indigo Girls’ live Staring Down the Brilliant Dream album as well as Amy Ray’s 2012 solo release, Lung of Love.

From late 2010 through early 2011, A Fragile Tomorrow joined Indigo Girls on tour, then later that year were invited to tour with The Bangles, the band’s West Coast debut. More high-profile gigs followed throughout 2012, as they shared bills with Antigone Rising, Garrison Starr, Drivin’ N Cryin’, and Matthew Sweet. One Massachusetts critic who caught them opening for Sweet proclaimed AFT as “everything that is right with music.”

In the midst of this hectic touring schedule, A Fragile Tomorrow nonetheless found time to record their fourth record, Be Nice Be Careful, with pop-auteur Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement, etc.) and Ted Comerford co-producing. This batch of songs showed considerable growth not only as songwriters, but as musicians.

Audiophile Reviews said “Be Nice Be Careful redefines power-pop for the 21st Century”, while SomethingElse Reviews boasts that “their smart sense of purpose, and a determination well beyond their years, ensures that A Fragile Tomorrow holds its own, even among much more famous contributors. This album ought to be the one that gets them there, too”

Following this album’s release, the band toured the United States and Europe extensively with Belgian rock group K’s Choice as well as some Southeast US dates with Toad the Wet Sprocket. They also released a live album from the European leg of their touring “Belgique: Live at AB in Brussels” in 2014.

The group will be releasing Make Me Over their fifth studio album and label debut from MPress Records Fall of 2015. The album was self-produced and self-engineered, recorded at Low Watt Recording studios in Savannah, GA the studio run by band members Sean and Dominic. They mixed it with Grammy® winning producer Malcolm Burn.

Make Me Over is saturated with the transformative/transgressive air of rock n’ roll androgyny inhabiting songs that are complex yet immediately infectious. The album explores new sonic territory for the band inspired by the bold aesthetic explorations of David Bowie, T. Rex, and Brian Wilson as well as the frantic energy of Cheap Trick and The Who. Their performances are thick and swirling with dense layers of multiple guitars and heady vocal harmonizing. Special guests include folk legend Joan Baez, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, Mark Hart of Crowded House, Vicki Peterson of The Bangles, and John Cowsill of The Beach Boys

Since their inception A Fragile Tomorrow has won the respect of fans and fellow musicians alike through their venerable work ethic, stellar musicianship… and fans in high places!

A Moment Electric
A Moment Electric

“A Moment Electric is an Upstate-based quartet that combines elements of the old and new into an exciting, unique sound. The band starts with the best aspects of late 1960s psychedelia, expanding its songs into alternately intense and ambient experimental jams.

But A Moment Electric also mixes in some modern rock muscle, adding heavy riffs and sharply melodic hooks to keep the music focused. It’s a surprisingly sophisticated sound for a band that’s only been together since 2013.”
– Vincent Harris .

Band Members:

Justin Sardinha – Vocals, Guitar
William Epps – Guitar, Vocals
Brandon Gallagher – Drums
Andre VanParys – Bass

http://www.amomentelectric.com/
Acoustic Johnny
Acoustic Johnny

Genre
Acoustic Rock

Members
John Hazebrouck

Hometown
Myrtle Beach, SC

Record Label
Independent

About
ACOUSTIC JOHNNY (John Hazebrouck) is an accomplished vocalist and plays guitar, harmonica, mandolin and keyboards. He performs in the Myrtle Beach area. Using state of the art sound equipment, John can perform any venue.

Biography
ACOUSTIC JOHNNY (John Hazebrouck) relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC. from Rhode Island in 2004. He is an accomplished musician and vocalist and performs in the Myrt… See More

Current Location
Myrtle Beach, SC

General Manager
John Hazebrouck

Influences
Beatles, America, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Neil Young

Booking Agent
All Star Talent

Air Sculptures
Air Sculptures

Lift on up into an alternate place with the uniquely melodic yet edgy fusion rock of Air Sculptures. The sultry and nuanced vocals of Sara Coy float over a melodic soundscape of guitars, bass, and drums . . . rock that’s been forged into shape with the blowtorches of many colors, including classic rock, fusion jazz, blues, americana, and funk.

Vocals
Sara Coy | Vocals
Sara Coy- Supreme Commander of Lead Vocals Originally from an obscure village in the western hemisphere, after traveling the world for twenty-ish years, Sara has come to call Charleston the home base of her endeavors.
Sara has made the interesting transfer of experience in theatre to the quantum rock realm . . a veteran of the Charleston theatre scene, Sara has performed with no less than six of the local theatre companies.

Guitars and songwriting
JC (Chris) McNeil | Guitars and songwriting
At the age of 17, inspired by the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, JC (AKA “Chris”) picked up the guitar and has hardly put it down since. Many years later, while recovering from a traumatic blender accident, he got serious about music and applied himself to learning music theory. JC has employed synesthesia strategies to practice and composition and a unique way of relating musical scales to a set of correspondences from mythology. McNeil’s improvisational style has been described as “Spacey Shred”. Other influences include John Scofield, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, and Allan Holdsworth.

Bass
Dave Kern | Bass
Bassist Dave Kern, originally from Bethesda, Maryland, has now been living in Charleston 12 years. In Charleston, many may be familiar with him as a jazz bassist at the Mistral restaurant on Market Street.
Dave has played in styles ranging from 1960’s style garage rock and rockabilly original rock in the DC area to jazz standards in the Charleston area.

Drums
Dan Stacy | Drums
Drummer Dan Stacy got his start with local bands in the ’70s playing downtown clubs and The Dancing Bear out on Folly Beach with White Dog and Piecework bands. After a tour in the Navy, he returned in the mid ’80s to join The Nerve/Tin Catz for more of the same at Myskins, The Windjammer, Malibu East, The Sand Dollar, Berts, etc., etc. Dan relocated to New Orleans where he performed with numerous acts while taking lessons from notable Nawlins drummers.

Guitars
Tommy Nelson | Guitars
Growing up in Charleston, Tommy first began playing guitar in high school, and he soon started a band that no one now would remember. In college, he became a more occasional player but still let his love for music lead him on countless road trips. In 2008, while watching one of his favorite bands live, a light bulb went off and Tommy couldn’t excuse himself for not being more proactive with his passion for music. He went back to daily practice, and began working with guitar guru Frank Carlier. After a short hiatus from playing in a local cover band, he was very excited to find his place in the fusion influenced sound of of Air Sculptures.

http://www.airsculptures.com/home.aspx
All New Badges
All New Badges

Genre
Rock/Pop

Members
Matt Sookikian, Jake Moore, Randy Frankin, Andy Brooks

Hometown
Columbia, SC

Record Label
Unsigned

About
Columbia, South Carolina’s All New Badges is
Vocals/Guitar – Matt Sookikian,
Guitar – Jacob Moore
Bassist – Randy Franklin
Drummer – Andy Brooks

Biography
When coincidence meets chance, opportunity is born. In the fall of 2009, a diverse group of young men found each other and a mission to create emotional honest … See More

Current Location
Columbia, SC

General Manager
Jeffrey Smith

Influences
Many songs from many different genres and by many different artist.

https://www.facebook.com/Allnewbadges
An Era of Echoes
An Era of Echoes

Genre
Instrumental / Post-rock

Members
John – Guitar
Jimmy – Guitar
Josh – Bass
Kevin – Drums
Ridley – Meows, Moral Support

Hometown
Charleston, South Carolina

About
Needs more delay.

Biography
Charleston Post-rock

Influences
Mike Sullivan, Abe Cunningham, Brian Cook, Paul Waggoner, Dave Turncrantz, Dan Briggs, Chi Cheng, Blake Richardson, Jónsi, Aaron John Gregory, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Mike Einziger, Eric Choi, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Annie Clark, Jon Theodore, Regina Spektor, Win Butler, John Baizley, Stephen Carpenter, Mike Raane, Rob Lowe, Yoko Kanno, Mark Smith, Munaf Rayani, Michael James, Chris Hrasky, Cory La Quay, Randy Rhoads, Alexis Pareja, Aaron Gillespie, Daniel Williams, Leslie Feist, Jase Korman, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Ennio Morricone, Tom Waits, Erin Elders, Dave Davison, Chris Hainey, Shiraz Dada, Clint Mansell, John D. Cronise, Kyle Shutt, Koji Kondo, Peter Steele, Andrew Bird, Jon Karel, John Haughm, Toby Driver
Mike Mills, Lee Davis, Kenny Lynes, Nathan Jake, Chris Cool, Tanner Cooper, Manuel Urdaneta, John Chapman, Matt Kopkin, Nate McKinley, Turner Thomas, Eneth Calhoun, Austin Parson

https://www.facebook.com/aneraofechoes
Appaloosa Dance Band
Appaloosa Dance Band
Appaloosa Dance Band

Appaloosa Band is a Country Dance Band with Southern Rock Seasoning.
Honky-Tonk and Country Swing, Line Dances, Two Step and Outlaw Country

http://www.weddingmusiccharleston.com/
http://www.eventmusiccharleston.com
http://www.acousticmusiccharleston.com/

Appaloosa Dance Band
Ashes of Old Ways
Ashes of Old Ways

Genre
Stadium Americana

Members
Bobby Sutton
Dave Britt
Jamie Crisp
Bob Culver

Hometown
Charleston

About
Fresh new Rock band with Dave Britt, Bobby Sutton, Jamie Crisp, and Bob Culver, every show gets even better!

Biography
Ashes of Old Ways is an Americana band, from Folly Beach, SC, with strong pop hooks and Three part harmonies.

The band first started out as a collaboration b… See More

Current Location
Charleston

Booking Agent
Dave Britt

Atlas Road Crew
Atlas Road Crew

South Carolina rock ‘n’ roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding quickly to major US cities in between.

The overwhelming positive response to the band’s latest recorded effort Halfway to Hopkins,produced by Grammy Award winning producer Rick Beato, has this young band quickly becoming the South East’s “must see” live act of 2015.

Halfway to Hopkins is a sonic blast from start to finish, bringing swampy southern accents to fresh, contemporary tunes while managing to capture the band’s blistering live show prowess on tape. The title refers to a small community outside Columbia where the band lived for several years after graduating from the nearby University of South Carolina. “That house, which was halfway between Columbia and Hopkins on the southeast side of town, was where we really began to come together,” Says drummer Patrick Drohan. “We knew then we wanted to become more than just another bar band.”

Riding the momentum of the record release, Atlas Road Crew’s constant touring led them to a six week European tour in early 2016 followed by an aggressive US club and festival run. Aussie rock ‘n’ roll blog 100 Percent Rock sums it all up nicely in their review, saying in no uncertain terms “This is EXACTLY the sort of music we should be listening to right now: bands taking old favourites and adding new directions, writing great songs, delivering ace performances. This is the good stuff.”

Vocals, Guitar / Taylor Nicholson

Lead Guitar / Dave Beddingfield

Piano, Vocals / Bryce James

Bass / Max Becker

Drums, Vocals / Patrick Drohan

http://www.atlasroadcrew.com/