Guitar Shop TV is excited to present February’s six Artist Showcase finalists. Our competition continues to attract thousands of submissions from great bands around the world and we think this month’s finalists represent amazing talent. OurJanuary winner, Sicotropico, received rave reviews as well the largest number of votes from our viewers around the world.
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Without further ado, here are our February finalists:
Nylon Pink are an uber-hot gang of pop-punk vixens that hail from, where else – Hollywood, California. The band’s bio, which describes their vibe as being like “Hello Kitty on acid,” is pretty much right on the mark. Nylon Pink’s sexy, razor sharp visual appeal and edgy, contemporary rock sound have made the band something of an Internet sensation. They even have their own jewelry line. Nylon Pink are fronted by vocal temptress Kaila Yu who is ably backed by Katt Lee on bass, Kiki Wongo on lead guitar, Jamie Scoles on drums and Yuki Ito on keyboards. Check out the girls as they strut their stuff in this outrageous, sultry video clip for “Lipstick.”
Fill the Silence
Fill the Silence is a modern rock band with decidedly classic roots. The band’s music is a fusion of past influences like Neil Young and Led Zeppelin with a heavy, contemporary alt rock sound. Fill the Silence is fronted by the emotive and charismatic Nate Brown on vocals. Brown is capably backed by Chris Bailey on lead guitar, Dave Swanberg on rhythm, Curtis Carver on bass and Tyrel Swezey on drums. The band are already well known in their hometown of Seattle and thanks to extensive touring that’s seen them headline shows in 30 states, Fill the Silence are gaining in popularity throughout the U.S. You’ll soon see why when you check out the band’s official video for “Push.”
A Jigsaw is a Portuguese Americana group (yep, you read that correctly) that has been garnering increasing popularity across the continent. The band’s dark, eclectic blend of indie, folk, country and blues recalls the likes of Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Having toured extensively throughout their native Portugal and a dozen or so other European countries, including France, Italy, Belgium, Spain and the UK, a Jigsaw have recently recorded their third Album, Drunken Sailors & Happy Pirates. Check out this moody and artful video clip for the first single off that album, “The Strangest Friend.”
Jahfe is a crowd-pleasing Miami reggae band that has opened for many of the biggest names in the business including Damian Marley, Steel Pulse and Toots and the Maytals. Jahfe are an eclectic group, comprised of heavyweight session players and fronted by Esther Fortune; a commanding reggae front-woman who, like her band, is capable of effortlessly shifting from rock steady to roots, to dub and back again. Jahfe also allows elements of rock and hip-hop to influence their sound, which rounds out their eclectic appeal. Get a taste of Jahfe’s infectious vibe and world conscious view in this clip of the band performing live.
While some bands have a higher calling in life, there are others who just wanna party. Long Island-based Oogee Wawa fall into the latter category. This hip-hop, surf-rock, reggae combo is actually an assemblage of surfers, bartenders and other local dudes who are basically out to have a good time. But when you hear their catchy fusion of rock and surf hop, you may find yourself wanting to party right along with them. Oogee Wawa is fronted by rapper Jesse Lee and singer/guitarist J.P. Rhythm. The duo is backed by Johnny Lewis on lead guitar, The Chad on Bass and Nick L on drums. Check out Oogee Wawa’s entertaining video clip for “Pass Me a Drink.”
The Brocks are a likable indie pop outfit from Provo Utah. The band has a catchy, keyboard-driven sound that’s not out of step with contemporary hit makers like Foster the People and the Killers. The Brocks is comprised of singer Dane Brock and his guitarist brother Grant Brock along with a rotating rhythm section that currently consists of Matt Woodland and Darrik Cheney. Get an earful of the Brock’s radio-friendly indie sound in this cool live living room video for “Tone of My Heart.”