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KT Tunstall

Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album 'Eye To The Telescope' in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer- songwriter talent. Over the next decade, three further critically acclaimed albums followed; 'Drastic Fantastic,' 'Tiger Suit' and 'Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon' in 2007, 2010 and 2013 respectively, keeping the platinum sales rolling and cementing the Scottish singer-songwriter's reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerising live artist.

Tunstall has toured the world many times over. She outsold every other female artist in the UK in 2005, won the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, won the Ivor Novello Best Song award for her huge, self-penned hit 'Suddenly I See,' and a Q award for Track of the Year. She also landed a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and lent her tunes to a host of movies and TV shows ('Suddenly I See,' used in the iconic opening scene of Meryl Streep flick 'The Devil Wears Prada').

2012 and the years that followed saw a seismic shift in outlook -- the loss of her father, a divorce, and a relocation to Venice Beach, California.

After a period of healing, soul-searching, and a change of scenery, 2016 hailed the arrival of the first of a trilogy of albums, the critically acclaimed UK top 10 album -- 'KIN.' The trilogy evokes, separately and in sequence, spirit, body and mind. With 'KIN' being her phoenix- from-the-ashes 'spirit' album, 2018 marked the second offering of that trilogy, the 'body' album 'WAX' -- released October 5th.

Speaking about her 6th studio album, Tunstall says of 'WAX' "I knew before I started writing that I wanted it to be an electric guitar record. It had to be visceral, about the physical, and the weight of that, and the obstacles of that. It's a record about human-ness, which we so often just write off as 'flaws.'"

The title a nod to the viscous pungency of one of the body's natural substances. "Wax evokes colonies of bees, candlelight, the material that the first long-playing records were made of," she explains, "but more than that, wax is produced inside your own head. You unconsciously create it, and then weirdly that same basic substance has been used for centuries to make the most lifelike replicas of human beings. It has a life glow to it. It sticks to you. We have these strange, ancient connections and relationships with wax. How odd is it that the body produces all these substances from all these holes!" laughs this stoutly down-to-earth singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Lead single "The River," which was released August 23rd, opens with an arresting synth hook, before Tunstall's powerful voice enters, emotionally taking centre stage. The track builds with strong rhythmic guitar textures, exploding into an anthemic chorus. Heavy guitar riffs are central to this track capturing the dirt, grit and physicality of the album. Tunstall explains, "it's about wanting to escape the madness in the world, escaping bad relationships, and wanting to be washed clean -- emancipation through nature." The single was named one of Rolling Stone's 'Songs You Need To Know.' The music video, directed by Alexo Wandael, premiered on Clash Magazine and features KT performing a sensual routine with dancer Alex Thomas.

KT released 'WAX' in October 2018 via Virgin Records (UK) / Rostrum Records/ InGrooves (US / RoW). "WAX" entered the UK album chart at number 15 (Tunstall's 6th Top 20 album in the UK), was featured on Spotify's 'New Music Friday' playlist in a dozen countries worldwide and received critical acclaim from both national publications and specialist music outlets in both the UK and USA.

The Sunday Times -- "Killer folk-rock melodies and chord progressions

Carnie Wilson of Love Bites

Carnie Wilson, daughter of legendary Beach Boy founder, Brian Wilson, has a multi- faceted career as a singer, songwriter, actress, author, voice over artist, motivational speaker, talk show host and celebrity chef.

As a founding member of Wilson Phillips, Carnie achieved extraordinary success, selling over 12 million albums worldwide with three #1 singles, including “Hold On, Release Me and You’re in Love”.

Her extensive television career is highlighted by her numerous acting roles and hosting her own nationally syndicated talk show and reality show. She is also a current co-host for CBS’s THE TALK.

Carnie’s story has been chronicled in two autobiographies, Gut Feelings (released in 2001) and, I’m Still Hungry (released in 2003). Carnie’s cookbook, To Serve With Love, was published in the fall of 2005.

Carnie’s true calling and passion has been her food. This was illustrated perfectly when in 2015 she became a Food Network “CHOPPED CHAMPION” and a runner up on the Food Network’s program RACHEL VS. GUY.

Her infectious passion has paved the way for the launch of her own dessert line “LOVE BITES BY CARNIE” in 2017. These desserts focus on small portions of beautifully crafted cheesecakes, brownies, cake bites, crumb cakes etc. that lend itself to her commitment to a healthy lifestyle embracing portion control while celebrating life’s great pleasures...DESSERTS!!!

Carnie is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Lola age 14 and Luci age 10 and lives in Los Angeles with her musician/composer husband, Rob Bonfiglio.

Sam Jay

Originally from Boston, stand-up comic Sam Jay is an Emmy Nominated Writer for Saturday Night Live and frequently appears in sketches. In 2018, Sam Jay was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch for 2018.

This past year, Sam made her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup and released her album Donna’s
Daughter through Comedy Central Records. Donna's Daughter was produced by Coach Tea and contains sporadic beats and "skit-like" interludes that make it sound as much like a hip-hop mixtape as it does a standup record. Also in 2018, Sam wrote for The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards and the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Sam’s 2018 TV credits include a recurring role on TV Land’s Nobodies and a guest star in Season 5 of Comedy Central’s Broad City.

In 2017, Sam was a standout of the Just for Laughs: New Faces. She was the host of Ricking Morty, the Rick and Morty post-show on Adult Swim and she was a cast member of MTV’s SafeWord. Sam made her late-night television debut on ABC’s Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel and her half-hour stand-up Comedy Central Presents premiered in 2017 to rave reviews.

Sam was named as one of the Comedy Central Comics to Watch in 2015, and has since performed internationally at comedy clubs and festivals including the Vodafone Dublin Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Festival, 208 Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Portland’s Bridgetown Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, and the list goes on…

Sam’s television credits also include a part in the award-winning film Pinsky, Starz’s Take My Wife, Comedy Central’s White Flight, Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail as well as Viceland’s Party Legends and Flophouse.

Vickie Shaw

Comedian Vickie Shaw is one of our favorite entertainers with Olivia. She has made women of Olivia laugh for over 20 years. Her "take no prisoners" (she's southern) style of comedy is incredibly hilarious and she takes you on a gut-busting journey of extreme humor. She has traveled the U.S. and the world (mostly with Olivia) making people all over the globe laugh until they cry! You've seen her on television, Comedy Central, four comedy specials on LOGO, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and movies (Laughing Matters More), as well as benefits, fundraisers and numerous Pride events all over the U.S. You don't want to miss this incredible entertainer.

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Sandra Valls

“Talented and Hilarious” – Los Angeles Times
Comedic Gold!” – Latina Magazine
“A Knock Out” – My San Antonio
"She brings to light issues that impact the women of color community!" - QWOC Media
"Valls is as true to her ethnicity as she is to her sexuality; knocking TV audiences on their behinds!" Curve Magazine

Sandra Valls is a comic, actor, singer, writer, and badass. She is best known for her powerful stand-up comedy performances in Showtime’s, The Latin Divas of Comedy (nominated for an Alma Award) and Pride: LGBT Comedy Slam, hosted by Bruce Vilanch. Her unique mix of physical comedy and brilliant story telling make it easy to see why the Los Angeles Times calls Sandra “Talented and Hilarious”, as well as being included in Curve’s 2017 Power List as One of the Most Influential Queer Women in the Country. Latina Magazine voted Sandra One of the Top 33 Bad Ass Comics with Latin Roots. Curve Magazine calls her One of the Top 10 Funniest Lesbian Comics and Go Magazine has named Sandra One of the Top 100 Women We Love.

Sandra starred and co-wrote the smash hit play, THE LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, which sold out 22 shows at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and received “Critic’s Choice” by The Los Angeles Times three years in a row (2015-2017). More recently, she recently shared the stage with Melissa Etheridge at the Lesbian Political Action Committee (LPAC) event in New York City honoring Billy Jean King

Her other television credits include but are not limited to Outlaugh Festival, One Night Stand Up (LOGO), Comic’s Unleashed with Byron Allen (ABC), Habla! (HBO), Que Locos (Galavision), Funny is Funny, Latino 101 (Sitv), BET’s Comic View, NickMom Night Out (Nickelodeon), and countless other TV spots including MTV3’s Quiero Mis Quince, Wanna be Latinos and Top Tr3ce, Mun2 Comedy Documentary and I love Jenny!

Sandra is also a favorite onstage as an emcee. Her hosting credits include TEDX Women, Women in Medicine: Lesbian Health Fund Conference, San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce Coming Out Day, Equality San Antonio – Spirit of Texas Brunch, Latino Institute at Creating Change, La Femme Film Awards (11 years in a row), Power UP 10 Amazing Gay Women and Men Gala, and GLAAD Awards and London Lesbian Film Festival…to name a few.

Always an human rights activist, Sandra was also honored in her hometown of Laredo, Texas with the 2013 International Woman’s Day Award for being a trailblazer and empowering women and was chosen by Unidos-The National Latino LGBT Human Rights Organization to be part of their prestigious list for Project VISIBLE Latinos LGBT in the USA and Puerto Rico: Out in Leadership. GLAAD has honored Sandra’s work at Mun2 with a Special Recognition Award for her groundbreaking achievements in production for promoting fair and accurate representation of the LGBTQI community in English-speaking Latino television.

Furthermore, The California Senate presented Sandra with a Certificate of Recognition for her relentless support of people in recovery in the LGBTQI community as exemplified by her leadership in producing “One Gay at a Time", a comedy show that celebrates people in recovery.

Sandra is also an actor, singer, and a published author (Out on the Edge: America’s Rebel Comics)

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Jen Kober

Jen Kober is originally from Lake Charles, LA, and has energetically bounded onto the national stage bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story-telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Her hard-hitting hour is phenomenally funny as Kober commands the stage and dares you not to laugh. Jen was the 2016 Winner of NPR's Snap Judgement Comedic Performance of the Year for her Girl Scout Cookie story which went viral upon its release earlier that year.

See Jen Now....

  • spinning stories on NPR's Snap Judgement Live Tour
  • as food court maven Brenda on The Middle
  • as Joan on BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart
  • as Judge Selma on Franklin & Bash
  • as Nurse Dena on The Mindy Project
  • as Little Ed on Anger Management with Charlie Sheen
  • knocking out Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • in the movie Paranoia with Liam Hemsworth & Richard Dreyfuss
  • in the film Grudge Match with Robert Deniro
  • in the riotous American Reunion as Ingrid
  • on stage at a comedy venue near you!

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Lourdes Pérez

“With her beautiful voice of thick smoke and clear honey, Lourdes Pérez leaves deep footprints that we will remember forever.” – Gloria Anzaldúa

Puerto Rican composer, poet, decimista, oral historian, vocalist and guitarist Lourdes Pérez is known for her “achingly beautiful contralto voice” and her ability to write emotionally rich songs about people, places, history and ideals. Often called “one of the finest Latin American vocalists and songwriters,” Pérez was invited in 1995 by legendary Argentinean vocalist, Mercedes Sosa, to perform as her surprise guest in Boston and later, in 2002, to sing a series of duets with her at multiple concerts in Austin, Texas. Pérez has performed internationally from remote areas to performing arts centers and has collaborated and recorded duets with artists across language and genre for over 25 years.

It is often said that her voice "transcends language" in ability to transmit and elicit emotion. In Canada, critics dubbed her “the Edith Piaf” of the Spanish language. Her soulful music, strongly rooted in her rural jíbara origins, has been characterized as a kind of "Puerto Rican morna or fado" and as an "opera of the people."

In the early ’90s when she began touring, Pérez was one of the only out, Latina lesbian musicians. Refusing to change her narrative, appearance or language, she often occupied spaces that didn’t overlap or include people like her. In doing so, she courageously opened paths for others along the way.

Pérez is one of 1000 performers in the world profiled in the MusicHound World: The Essential Album Guide (2000) and she is featured in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2005). In 2006, she was one of the first five composers--and the only woman--to be awarded the unrestricted, United States Artist Fellowship for Music. Published works include 13 CDs (two of which include illustrated, oral history books), a 20 year box set and numerous scores and soundtracks for dance, theater and film.

In 2018 she released the book/CD Still Here: Homenaje al Westside de San Antonio (her lyrics and music; multiple artists) on Chee Wee Records, as well as a live album, Tengo la Vida: Live from Rome, on the Italian label, Block Nota Records. Pérez is the co-host of the new global podcast, Radio VoxFem, showcasing women songwriters/composers from every nation on earth.

Chastity Brown

Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, The London Times, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the US and abroad, appearing on the UK’s Later…with Jools Holland. For much of 2016, she toured alongside folk icon/ activist Ani Difranco.

“What I’ve realized is that the personal is political,” Brown said in a recent interview. “Just by me being a bi-racial, half-black, half-white woman living in America right now is political. Just being a person of color, a queer woman of color, for that matter, is freaking political. My focus, as far as this record, I guess it’s really been psychological. I’m really intrigued by the perseverance of the human spirit and the complexities and contradictions that we embody as human beings.

“I grew up in a trailer park in Union City, TN, with an incredible mother, brother and sister and a very abusive stepfather. There have been times throughout my life since leaving home when I experience debilitating flashbacks both while waking and asleep. Music has been my lifeline. A week after an episode, my long-time writing partner, Robert Mulrennan, sent me the music for the song now titled ‘Carried Away.’ I wrote the song over the course of that following week. It is as though some of these songs have come from a portion of my psyche that would not allow my thinking mind to filter through it.

“Silhouette of Sirens is comprised of snapshots of memory, both lived and imagined. Some are love/sex/relationship-inspired, which in my opinion make the pain one might experience more bearable. In James Baldwin’s essay, ‘The Artist Struggle for Integrity,’ he says, ‘I tell you my pain so that I might relieve you of yours.’”

Light is a central character on Silhouette of Sirens. Even the title speaks to this push and pull between danger and safety, shadows and shiny lights, and the things we can reach out and touch as opposed to the things we only hear in the distance. “What is even happening? One can only guess,” Brown sings in the opening track “Drive Slow,” embracing an uncertainty and sense of wonder from the beginning of the record. By the third track, she’s carrying us along with her on a journey inward. Like many masterful songwriters, she has the ability to make her stories feel intensely personal yet open-ended; even in “Carried Away,” it’s hard to tell whether she’s singing about a romantic rift, an abusive friendship, or the havoc that anxiety and depression can wreak on an unguarded mind.

“Don’t leave me here all alone / For so long you’ve been my light in the dark,” Brown sings on the album’s centerpiece, “My Stone,” while the sexy, Prince-channeling acoustic funk jam “Whisper” beckons the listener to come closer, to dance with her in the dark, to “whisper in my ear all that you need.”

“I think it’s about different types of heartbreak, and how one deals with it,” Brown says of the album. “And not the heartbreak of a coupled relationship; just living life, and the experiences that break your heart. There are these moments on the album where it’s like, ‘this is intense.’ And then hopefully, there are moments where it’s alleviated — as I feel like life is. Life is hard. Every tree, every plant, everything you see in the natural world, just through a growth process, you see how hard it is to grow and bend towards the light. “I write for and from the marginalized experience,” Brown says. “For the truly triumphant spirit that’s been through some shit, and has fought her/his way through it to maintain a sense of dignity and peace of mind.

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Micia Mosely

Micia Mosely, a comedian and educator who earned her Ph.D. in education from U.C. Berkeley, keeps audiences learning & laughing in a variety of contexts and venues. Mosely’s one-woman show, "Where My Girls At?" (an off-Broadway comedy about Black lesbians) was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award (Best Solo Performance). In 2018 she was commissioned to bring a new work “Black Magic” to the National Queer Arts Festival. Currently, she performs her brand of social justice stand-up comedy to diverse communities across the country, The Laugh Factory in Chicago, American Education Research Association Annual Meetings, the Gay Games and many of her family reunions. Mosely spends the majority of her time as the Director of The Black Teacher Project, an organization committed to recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools in the United States.

DJ Tatiana

Born in Madrid and based in Denver Colorado, Tatiana is an established International female DJ with over 20 years in the industry. Her passion for music, international travel and an undeniable energy that draws crowds to the dance floor, has placed DJ Tatiana into a class of her own making her one of the most sought-after DJ’s in the game. Tatiana’s experience traveling the world has allowed her to become fluent in different genres and sounds including hip hop, top 40 remixes, moombahton, house, Latin and circuit. Her honed DJ skills, mass following and extensive music library that knows no borders, allows her to play to any crowd.

DJ Tatiana has current weekly residencies in Denver Colorado at The Church Nightclub, Club Vinyl, and Tracks drawing crowds of 2500 - 3000 people nightly and monthly residency at for First Fridays, the largest monthly women's party in the USA. Every other month, she holds a residency at DRLO Livein Madrid, Spain. Born in Madrid and based in Denver Colorado, Tatiana is an established International female DJ with over 20 years in the industry. Her passion for music, international travel and an undeniable energy that draws crowds to the dance floor, has placed DJ Tatiana into a class of her own making her one of the most sought-after DJ’s in the game. Tatiana’s experience traveling the world has allowed her to become fluent in different genres and sounds including hip hop, top 40 remixes, moombahton, house, Latin and circuit. Her honed DJ skills, mass following and extensive music library that knows no borders, allows her to play to any crowd.

DJ Tatiana has current monthly residencies in Denver Colorado, San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA drawing crowds of 2500 - 3000 people nightly, as well as her other monthly residency at , the largest monthly women's party in the USA. She also holds seasonal residencies at Temple Nightclub and at in Madrid, Spain.

Aside from these residencies, former Billboard DJ Tatiana demonstrates international relevancy, headlining events around the world.

DJ China G

Elyssa Pon aka DJ China G is a native to California and has been a long-time resident of San Francisco. DJ China G has a deeply rooted passion for music. Her musical background extends to childhood. DJ China G began playing guitar at the age of 13. She later became a lead guitarist in a rock band and was the only female member. That band successfully got signed, distributed one album, and toured across the United States. DJ China G also went to school for music fundamentals & production. Her knowledge of different genres stems from working at a couple of record stores.

In the last 19 years DJ China G has been an international DJ and club promoter in the LGBTQ community. She was the co-founder/promoter and DJ of the renowned queer/lesbian party Rebel Girl from 2000-2009. Rebel Girl was voted the Best of the Bay in 2002 for the best place to see Hot Chicks Dance. DJ China G has also been featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and SF Weekly magazines for her musical achievements.

Starting in 2010 to the present, DJ China G spins for multiple parties at Vancouver Pride including Lick Club, Babes on Babes, El Hangover, Man-Up, Sunset Beach Vancouver Pride. She has had the honor to spin for the 1st Women’s stage for SF Pride; SF Pride’s Dyke March; was on the DJ Truck for SF Pride's Pink Saturday and the SF Dyke March for 2018; the SF LGBT Community Center’s Soiree 8th year Anniversary; and for the world-famous Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend in 2017 & 2018.

DJ China G continues to DJ for the Bay Area LGBTQ club scene at parties like UHAUL SF, Jolene's Bar, Vice Tuesdays, Kool-Aid, Bad Habits, Hot Toddy, Swagger Like Us at the Port Bar and Sugar at the Cafe. Other parties included; Cockblock, Cotton Pony, She Said, XO, Ships in the Night and Pussy Party. She also travels and has been a guest DJ at Fantasy Fridays (Los Angeles) and Lez do it (Portland, OR).

DJ China G loves her career as a DJ. With her musical background, she has mastered the art of working her crowd and getting them to dance. She likes to challenge herself and the crowd by creating unconventional mixes with a large variety of musical genres. She continues to live her dream by playing music and being surrounded by other talented artists that share her dream.

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