2013 Nominee – Musical Group of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards
Linda Casul is well studied in both contemporary and classical voice, receiving her most recent education and degree from The LA Music Academy in Pasadena, CA. Having trained extensively for the past 2 decades with some of the most renowned vocal instructors in the business, Linda has the uninhibited ability to sing any style of music with versatility, ease and freedom.
Over the years, Linda has performed alongside greats such as Slave, Teena Marie, The Gap Band, Brick, Zapp, and The Spinners and has toured across Europe & The Netherlands with a variety of musical acts and choral groups. She has graced stages big and small from arenas such as The Honda Center, Staples Center, Long Beach Arena and the Sleeptrain Pavillion, to popular Los Angeles haunts such as the House of Blues, Molly Malones & The Good Hurt. In the studio Linda works regularly as a session singer and songwriter, lending her voice to many musicians as well as leveraging licensing agreements for her original work in television and film projects. Linda also has a degree in audio engineering and has spent some time behind the consoles at the world famous Village Recorder.
VANESSA BRYAN-LEAD VOCA
We have been working with Vanessa for about nine months now. Vanessa was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. In 2003 Vanessa packed up and moved to Hollywood, CA. She attended the Musician’s Institute studying Commercial Music & Vocal Performance. It was in music school where Vanessa picked up the guitar. She began writing new songs and formed her first truly original group self-titled: Vanessa Bryan. The sky is the limit for this tremendously talented artist!
Vanessa was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. In 2003 Vanessa packed up and moved to Hollywood, CA. She attended the Musician’s Institute studying Commercial Music & Vocal Performance. It was in music school where Vanessa picked up the guitar. She began writing new songs and formed her first truly original group self-titled: Vanessa Bryan. The sky is the limit for this tremendously talented artist!
MUSICIANS INSTITUTE VOCAL PROGRAM GRAD Featured in Ford Commercials Vanessa Bryan is currently featured in two national Ford commercials. Vanessa was a former American Idol contestant; since graduation she has been working as a background vocalist, touring and doing session work for TV (Days of Our Lives), MTV and Warner Music Group. She is currently performing in her original band, self-titled Vanessa Bryan. Reflecting on her experience to date, Vanessa said, “What brought me to Hollywood was American Idol, but what made realize my endless possibilities was MI. The school helped me to build my little successes, brick by brick. Nothing is more important than educating yourself in your craft.” Bryan’s resume also includes appearing in a video game singing rock covers for PSP, opening a show called ‘The Laugh Pack’ singing “rat pack”-style songs, and work as a professional background and studio session vocalist.”
ROSIE LOVE (ROSALYND LOCKHART) 23YO
ROSIE HAS BEEN WITH US FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS SERIOUSLY. SHE IS A SOLO ARTIST ON HER OWN AND WAS REFERRED TO US BY A FRIEND MIKE WILSON WITH WHOM WE ARE RECORDING OR 4 NEWEST SONGS.
SHE DOES MAKE UP SEMI-PROFESSIONALLYIS DEEPLY CHRISTIAN AND FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND BOTH OF HER PARENTS ARE DEAD AND SHE IS PURSUING MUSIC IN THEIR HONOR-SHE IS THE YOUNGEST BAND MEMBER ABOUT 23 OR SO.
LINDA CASUL-HARMONY VOCALS
LINDA HAS BEEN WITH US ABOUT 9 MONTHS SAME AMOUNT OF TIME AS VANESSA THEY HAVE BECOME GREAT FRIENDS AND SING REALLY WELL TOGETHER..
SHE IS A SESSION SINGER AND ALSO SINGS ROCK/TOP 40 FOR A LIVING AROUND THE LA AREA SHE IS ALSO A VOCAL INSTRUCTOR ALONG WITH VANESSA AT A MUSIC INSTRUCTIONAL SCHOOL THAT VANESSA HAS STARTED IN NROTH HOLLYWOOD
STIG MATHISEN – GUITAR (JUST GOOGLE HIM AND LOTS COMES UP HERE IS A SAMPLE)
Dr. Stig Mathisen is the Chair of the Guitar Program (GIT) at Musicians Institute in Hollywood,
California. Stig has 6 years of conservatory training in classical guitar, and holds both a Masters degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Studio/Jazz Guitar performance from University of Southern California (USC). Has worked with the modern rock band Ashdown in the LA area (started out in 2007 as a reunion of the rock band Alcatrazz with the original members Jimmy Waldo, Gary Shea and Jan Uvena – the band of 80′s fame that helped launch guitar legends Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai).
Performed with Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Stuart Hamm, Brandon Fields, Jorn Lande, Lamont Dozier, Patrice Rushen and a number of other musicians and artists. Studied with Mike Stern, Russell Ferrante, Bob Mintzer, Steve Trovato, Carl Verheyen, Richard Smith, Bruce Forman, Vic Juris, Frank Potenza, Pat Kelley, and a number of other top notch guitarists/educators. Stig Mathisen has eight years of teaching experience from University of Tromso and Kongsbakken College in Norway teaching studio technology and guitar, and taught guitar as a T.A. at USC Thornton School of Music from 2006-2011. Has 10 years of experience as a rock/pop/jazz freelance guitarist from Norway, and has performed extensively in the classical field as well.
DANIEL ALEXANDER (KEYBOARDS)
DANIEL HAS BEEN WITH ME THE LONGEST ABOUT 4 YEARS
HE IS EARLY 50s IN AGE AND MAKES A LIVING TEACHING KEYBOARDS-FROM HIS HOME
DOING SESSIONS AND PLAYING AS A HIRED GUN IN SOME BANDS
HE HAS BEEN STEADFASTLY LOYAL TO ME AND HAS HELPED TO ADVISE AND GUIDE ME THRU
THE VARIOUS MUSICIAN/VOCALIST CHANGES WE HAVE HAD TO MAKE OVER THE LAST 4 YEARS
TO GET TO THE LINEUP WE HAVE TODAY.
HE WAS SIGNED WITH HIS BAND MOZART IN THE 80S AND WAS MANAGED BY MILES COPELAND AND
PRODUCED BY ROY THOMAS BAKER-THE BAND AT THAT TIME HAD THE LARGEST FIRST SIGNING DEAL EVER BUT THE LABEL WAS BOUGHT OUT AND THEY WERE DROPPED DANIEL HAS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE OF TOURING/RECORDING AND DEALING WITH THE BUSINESS
I CANT FIND A LOT ON HIM BUT I WILL HAVE HIM SEND HIS RESUME TO YOU DIRECTLY.
SANDRO FELICIANO – DRUMS (EARLY 40S)
SANDRO HAS PLAYED & DONE WORLD TOURS WITH TINA MARIE/LAURYN HILL/AIRTO/FLORA PURIM
AND PARLIAENT (I WONDER IF YOU GUYS MIGHT KNOW EACH OTHER).
SANDRO HAS BEEN WITH US FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW (ABOUT THE SAME TIME AS STIG)
SANDRO TEACHES DRUMS AT LAMA-LOS ANGELES MUSIC ACADEMY.
HE SAID HIS WEB SITE IS: sandrofeliciano.com
MIKE MCBAY (59YO)
I STARTED AND ASSEMBLED THE BAND. I AM A RECOVERED CRACK ADDICT WITH 4 YEARS SOBER – I SLEEP ON THE FLOOR OF A FAMILY FRIEND SO I HAVE NO RENT OR BILLS OR OVERHEAD SO I CAN PUT ALL MY INCOME INTO THIS PROJECT I DO IT BECAUSE I LOVE DOING IT AND I DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT PERSONAL GAIN.
I WENT TO STANFORD UNDERGRAD-UCLA MED SCHOOL AND TRAINED IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE AT ML KING HOSPITAL ALTHOUGH I AM 59YO I DO COMPETITION KARATE 7 DAYS A WEEK 2 OR 3 TIMES A DAY AND DO MUSIC AND WORK A FULL TIME JOB GOD AND SPIRITUALITY (RATHER THAN FORMAL RELIGION) ARE THE DRIVING FORCES IN MY LIFE I HAVE PLAYED WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE ON TO JOIN KISS/MEGADETH/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/
I LOVE DISCOVERING NEW TALENT & PUTTING TOGETHER STRONG BANDS..
ADRIAN JONES 23YO
ADRIAN DOES NOT PERFORM IN THE BAND NOW-BUT HE HAS SUNG WITH US AND WRITTEN SONGS FOR US FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS HE IS LA BONA FIDE MUSICAL GENIUS (ITS ADRIAN SINGING ON THE REHEARSAL VIDEO CLIPS I SENT TO YOU) ADRIAN IS SUPER TALENTED AT SONGWRITING/SINGING/VOCAL INSTRUCTION/MUSIC RECORDING AND PRODUCTION/CHOREOGRAPHY/PHOTOGRAPHY.
I AM INCLUDING HIM IN THE BAND RESUME BECAUSE HE HAS WRITTEN MOST OF THE SONGS FOR US AND CONTINUES TO DO SO AND HE WOULD BE A MAJOR DISCOVERY FOR YOU AND RHONDA SINCE I SEE THAT YOU GUYS MANAGE SONGWRITERS – YOU HAVE MY PROFESSIONAL WORD THAT ADRIAN JONES IS A GENIUS SONG=WRITER AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO YOU AND RHONDA AS A TALENT YOU WILL WANT TO WORK WITH AND MANAGE !!
HIS PHONE NUMBER IS 323-236-9524 EMAIL IS email@example.com
HE CAN ALSO BE REACHED VIA HIS FRIEND MIKEY-323-384-5101