Born in Illinois and raised in California, Carly Marie Masten, who performs as C’Marie, is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. She started dancing at the age of 2, winning many national championships and dance scholarships from major dance conventions. C’Marie has worked with choreographers such as Dave Scott, and danced in music videos for the likes of Mindless Behaviour, Brian Freedman, and Cris Judd. She’s also appeared on TV, performing on Ellen, X Factor, and various programmes on Nickelodeon.
Coming out of Batavia, Illinois, Hemhora And The Glass Band are a band project, comprising musicians who are still active members of other bands. The main members are Chris Otepka and Steven Mitchell who have been writing and performing together for nearly 10 years in The Heligoats, and Hungry Mountain, but effectively the group is a conglomeration of artists, including the revolving members of The Heligoats, related projects in the Chicago area, and friends.
Eclectic in style, singer songwriter Sarah Schonert writes records and produces from her home studio in Peoria, Illinois. With a sound somewhere between Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, and Bjork, Sarah combines classical sounding piano with ambient washes, vocoded synths, electronic elements and layered vocals. The result is a free-flowing style album that will appeal to a diverse audience.