Live From Oz

Live From Oz - Crowd 003On September 6th, the good people at TheNext2Shine.com put together Live From Oz, an intimate studio showcase held at New York’s Oz Studios.

Hosted by upcoming artist Anthony Hall, Live From Oz shone the spotlight on some of music’s rising stars. Checking out some of the performances was Grammy Award winning producer Jerry Wonda (he worked with people like Mary J. Blige, Miguel and The Fugees, just in case you didn’t know).

 MreeSo who were the performing artists that wowed the crowd, you may ask? Well, let me give you a little skinny of them:

Mree – An emerging experimental folk artist, this little lady has drawn the attention of music industry professionals everywhere, including Grammy winning artist Bon Iver. With over 6M hits on YouTube, she has released her debut album, Winterwell, last month. Check out her performance here

Lydia CaesarMasha – This singer is taken under the wing of Primary Wave management and has been working closely with Claude Kelly. She has over 3 million views on YouTube and her EP, Stupid, Stupid Dreams drops October 22nd.

Lydia Caesar – An R&B artist who has written ever song on her debut album, Caesar, and her “St. Louis” video debuted on BET’s 106 & Park. You can Check out more of Lydia’s music on her website, LydiaCaesarMusic.com.

Mateo & Anthony HallCaleb Hawley – an artist working on a new project, he performed a cover of Beyonce’s “Love On Top” at the showcase. Watch how he works here.

Mateo – signed to Interscope Records, this singer has released his studio album, We Met Before, which features production from Kerry “Krucial” Brothers and Zeke MacUmber and it features a great blend of R&B and alternative music.

and last but not least…

Life From Oz - Crowd Shot 001Anthony Hall – The host of Live From Oz who recently opened for Elle Varner and is currently working on his new project.

It was a fun affair filled with some great South African wine, great people and good music. I had a ball. Special thanks to Anthony Hall and TheNext2Shine.com for their hospitality! Much success to all the artists from the showcase.

 

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