Margaret Stutt found her recording moniker from a children’s book of the same name, written and illustrated by Leo Lionni. The titular character of the book lives in a world where everyone is big, and does wonderful things; Pezzettino however is small; just a little piece (Pezzettino is “piece” in Italian). “I must be a piece of somebody. I must belong to somebody else.” Pezzettino discovers that he belongs to nobody but himself, and finds peace and joy in the realisation.
Honor Flow Productions hail from Los Angeles, California, and bring with them the influences of their home town. Their single, ‘The Speed Of Light’, comes from their second album, ‘The B.L.A.C.K. Odyssey’, and presents the trio’s thoughts on the concept of “freedom”, while entwined in themes of self-expression, spirituality, romance, self-discovery, and personal joy.
Soft People have that whole California feel about them, which isn’t surprising when you discover that they’re based in San Luis Obispo, close to the midpoint between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The duo comprises married couple Caleb Nichols and John Metz, who met when Nichols, a long term member of the Oakland California music scene, hired John as his drummer, for his band, Grand Lake. The pair started dating shortly after, and that, as they say in the classics, was that.
Rebecca Blasband is an American singer-songwriter and screenwriter. Known as a first season cast member of MTV reality show, ‘The Real World: New York’, she released her debut album, ‘RAPT’, in 1997. This was recorded with a full band, and produced by Warren Bruleigh, known for his work with Lou Reed, and the Violent Femmes. The album, which featured Gordon Gano on electric guitars, was met with great reviews from the press, as well as saw play on college radio.
Sean Darin, from Budapest, Hungary, teams up with Hungarian-American singer songwriter Kállay Saunders on the track, ‘California’. Darin is a producer who has experimented with electronica and progressive house, he’s released songs on the labels of both Armin van Buuren and Avicii, while Saunders is no stranger to the Hungarian charts, and represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, in 2014.
Americana singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor lives in Atascadero, California, almost exactly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here she has a great view over the entire Golden State, and she’s worried about what’s going on. Because of this, she’s put her voice to song, with ‘Halfway To Jesus’, her message to the world, where she asks us to confront the destructive consequences of our actions.