“King” Leo LaDell is one of Aotearoa’s best kept musical secrets. Born in Norfolk Virginia, LaDell has shared the stage with legends such as Pinetop Perkins and Bo Diddley. Leo brings his own powerful and dignified presence to a blend of traditional blues idioms. After moving to Dunedin, New Zealand in 2004, Leo has been quietly delivering some of the country’s best, most deeply felt live performances and has built a loyal following.
- Ina ForsmanIna Forsman is an award-winning Finnish singer and songwriter based in Helsinki. With a powerful, expressive contralto, she writes and performs songs that intersect blues, jazz, gospel, and R&B. Her phrasing crisscrosses terrain that encompasses the influences of Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday […]
- Anna NitaDutch singer-songwriter Anna Nita is inspired by jazz, R&B and soul icons such as Sade, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse. Together with her band she makes a mix of mindful R&B, soul & jazz with sharp lyrics on themes such as empowerment and hypersensitivity. […]
- Big Ed SullivanBig Ed is one of the pillars of the musical scene in New York. He was one of the of regular players at Manny's Car Wash, the former temple of the blues in New York. Ed also played at many festivals organized in the city and he was one of the founding members of Rebel Rockers, a rockabilily group featuring original Stray Cats member Gary Setzer. […]
- Eamonn McCormackEamonn McCormack is now recognized as one of Ireland’s finest guitarists. He is a true artist, a master of his craft who always performs with that heart - felt passion synonymous with true Irish music legends in the making […]