‘Neo Noir’ is an Alternative R&B duo comprised of artist Drew Michael and Icelandic producer Siggi Arnarsson. Drew, a native New Yorker, discovered Siggi under his producer alias ‘SB95’. Upon contacting Siggi, Drew proposed that they combine their efforts towards a collaborative project that he had in mind. Although the two had never met before, they spent time exchanging ideas via email. After a few months of working on demos, Drew traveled to Toronto and lived with Siggi for 6 months to complete their upcoming project “Not All There While You Were Here”. Shrouded in anonymity, the duo has already amassed a small following and a unique base that is steadily growing. Songs such as DRIP, PERSONAL, & SEX WITH BENEFITS are accruing plays by the day. Their debut project is expected to release towards the beginning of February.
Originally from Florida, Stephanie Schulte moved as a young girl to New Jersey, where she's been living and making music ever since. Her first album, Sonder, a blend of acoustic and contemporary pop music, was released in 2016. It showcased her extraordinary vocals and a willingness as a songwriter to explore the myriad challenges of life in the 21st century.
Prior to the release of the record, Stephanie interned at Engine Room Audio in NYC, played gigs in both NJ and NY (The Bitter End, The Delancey, etc), and recorded vocals for numerous music producers in Europe.
A chance meeting with a talent management rep at the Bitter End led to her meeting producer Loren Toolajian, and a recording & video of two new songs that both realized were different and deserved special attention. Steph and Loren are headed into the recording studio in March to track a number of new songs for what they expect will be a full-length record.
Washington, DC's Sub-Radio makes smart, danceable pop rock that's always expanding its boundaries. The sextet's high-energy live performances and variety of outstanding vocalists have put them on the map up and down the East Coast. The band’s clean guitars, dance floor rhythms, and powerful vocals have garnered comparisons to established pop-rock acts like Walk The Moon and Two Door Cinema Club. Multiple songs have been recognized in national songwriting competitions, and Sub-Radio has gigged heavily across the region, playing at the Cherry Blossom Festival, LAUNCH, Celebrate Fairfax, Dewey Beach Music Conference, and Firefly 2017. Following the success of their 2016 debut Same Train//Different Station, the band embarked on a series of monthly singles from April to September 2017. Their upcoming EP Headfirst tackles the 21st century struggle to define relationships and find a community from the high-energy, often goofy perspective the band's fans have to come to expect.
Singer-songwriter Sydney Franklin's musical roots are tied in R&B, Pop and Soul. With a powerful 4-octave vocal range, and a sound reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Jorja Smith, Sydney's debut EP Make It Hurt, blends together heartfelt lyrics and anthemic choruses. Based in Maryland, Sydney attended the Berklee College of Music as a vocal major, dabbling on piano and guitar, as well.