The Sonicbids contest is over and the winners have been chosen. We’d like to thank all the runners-up for submitting their music and encourage them all to try again during the next Sonicbids contest.
The winners for this competition are:
Rosie and Me
The Clatty Lads
Rosie and Me
Starting as a happy accident of singer-songwriter Rosanne Machado releasing her homemade songs on the Internet, “Rosie and Me” has grown over the years into a successful five-piece act from Curitiba, Southern Brazil.
In 2010, comprised of Rosanne Machado (vocals/acoustic guitars/banjo), Guilherme Miranda (bass guitars), Ivan Camargo (acoustic guitars), Tiago Barbosa (drums/perc) and Thomas Kossar (electric guitars), the band released their critically acclaimed EP “Bird and Whale” and had their song “Darkest Horse” featured in the season finale of the top TV series “One Tree Hill” (8th season).
They're currently mentioned in more than 80 music blogs worldwide and gained dedicated listeners in several countries, which lead to an invitation to perform at 2012’s SXSW Music Festival.
Released in Jan, 2012, their full-length album, “Arrow of My Ways”, is a powerful follow-up to their debut EP and found "Rosie and Me" stepping into the world of alt-country and pop. Written and produced entirely by member Rosanne Machado, “Arrow of My Ways” blends heart-filled lyrics and pop country tunes that are certain to win both heart and ears instantly.
Learn more @ www.rosieandmemusic.com
The Clatty Lads
The Clatty Lads are an American Rock band that formed in New York City, NY in 2008. Formed by Josh Patch (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and Adrian Sharkey (guitar, vocals), the band includes Christian Mintiens (drums, percussion), Justin Brewer (bass guitar, backing vocals), David Yesner (electric guitar), and Matt Knapp (Pedal Steel). Also has included Mary Knapp (backing vocals) and Mark Bernardi (vocals) amongst its membership.
Achieving an impressive mix of sounds and atmospheres ranging from breezy summer evening vibes to wistful, introspective hip-hop and moving, thoughtful country; The Clatty Lads' easy-going groove and effortlessly soulful vocals permeate the infectious, laid-back feel while an uncanny sense of emotion combines with a modern folk-rock sensibility to create a truly eloquent and enjoyable listening experience.
The Clatty Lads released their first demo album, "A Very Clatty Demo" (2011), made up of songs written, recorded, and mixed by Josh Patch and Adrian Sharkey under the production name J.O.Beats along with some current band tracks to gain recognition and build a budget to pay for future full band recordings. The group built its audience primarily by playing many shows throughout New York and New Jersey areas and major internet promotion through Facebook, Myspace, Youtube, Twitter, and more. The band also thanks exclusively many of their fans, coworkers, friends, and family for their help in promoting and supporting the band in gaining a larger audience through word of mouth, photography, film, live and studio recordings. In July of 2011 the band released the single "A Shade Further Grey" mixed and recorded by Ariel Borujow at Stadium Red Studios NYC in conjunction with a video shot and edited by Chris Cimino of CiminoTech Productions to gain recognition and find financial support amongst their fans to complete a future full-band album release. At the end of 2011, the band successfully raised funding through their Kickstarter campaign to complete their official 5 song EP titled "The Clatty Lads". The EP is to be self-released March 9th, 2012 (both digitally and physically distributed) with a goal to gain the attention of new fans, potential professional management and representation in ultimately recording a full-length album.
Currently The Clatty Lads are based out of New York City, continue to rehearse and perform around the North East at any venue that offers a stage. Writing and performing as a whole, the group is seeking representation to further their goals in today's music industry by taking advantage of any support or opportunities offered to them.
The only rapper and college professor you will ever meet brings you music that is guaranteed to get you head bobbin', fist pumpin', dancing, and everything else you do! Listen and see for yourself! 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 being mad at the world, but it somehow turned out to be very bright and inspirational. It was cool in a way because, without the breakup, I wouldn't have written my first dope song. That's what inspired the name of it: Sunshine Out The Rain. Eventually, I got back on the ground and felt great about getting through the hard times. Now, in life 1, I'm Graham the college professor; dress slacks, collared shirts, and lectures galore. In life 2, I'm Graham the rapper, big headphones, blaring into the mic, living the dream. Hence my rapper name G2. A little success in each life has lead me to feel like there is nothing I can't do, which inspired the lyrics to my first single, Top Of The World: "Standing on top of the world, living life and loving it! The whole world I want all of it!" Thanks and much love to all of you.
Check out more on G2 here.