MEET THE MUSICIANS
After features in Brooklyn Vegan, NPR, and other press over the pandemic shut down, Cliffdiver returned bigger than ever, sharing the stage with K. Flay at a sold out Cain’s Ballroom. They then hit the road, performing on their first national appearance at FEST ’21, and toured the US in major markets like Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and more. They also began working with a formal manager, lawyer and major booking agency. This spring, Cliffdiver will have many more exciting announcements that will put them even further onto the national spotlight and are very proud to represent Tulsa music while doing so.
Sound: Disc Golf Emo, Pop Punk, Elevator Emo Pop
K.O. is a rapper & singer originally from Enid, OK now based in Oklahoma City. The self-proclaimed ‘Illest Bitch Alive’ has dropped 4 albums since 2018 creating significant buzz in the OKC & Tulsa hip-hop scene. K.O. released her first single, “Trickin’”, in 2018 and followed it with her debut solo album “Hypothetically Speaking” in 2018. Her second album, “Illest Bitch Alive”, was released in October 2019 and included the hit single “For Free”. She followed up in 2020 with “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and her latest project In The Meantime was released February 2021. In May of 2021 K.O. also appeared on the compilation album “Fire In Little Africa” distributed through Motown’s Black Forum Records. Her style is raw and edgy, but when displaying her R&B side it’s soft and honest. K.O. is the future of music worldwide.
Sound: K.O.’s sound is raw, edgy and honest. Hip-Hop and R&B
Bandelier formed in 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Front man Ryan Allen, hailing from Texas, spent years exploring the roots of American music which eventually turned the classically trained composer into a singer-songwriter. Today, the band’s music can be traced back to those traditions with an even stronger sense of place, especially that of Oklahoma which lies somewhere in between the great Wild West, the folkloric Midwestern Ozarks, and the deep country-fried South. Bandelier’s songs are a reflection of where they are in the world; at the very center The Heartland. Their latest sophomore record ‘Westhope’ will be released in 2022.
Sound: western folk from the southern plains
SUAREZ !NSPIRED REPUBLIC
Suarez !nspired Republic (S!R) is a music publishing company, owned and operated by CEOs DaVonte Suarez “iamDES” and Krisheena Suarez. Suarez !nspired Republic produces R&B and Hip Hop music, which is published online worldwide at over 600 quality digital music stores. The official mission of S!R is to use music to touch peoples’ lives and to create a culture of genuine love and inspiration.
Sound: Soulful, Nostalgic, Raw. Classical Hip Hop + R&B
CASII STEPHAN AND THE MIDNIGHT SUN
Casii Stephan is a MN born, soul pop/rock artist. Stephan has been compared to Florence Welch, Fiona Apple, and Carole King, as her vocal timbre possesses a full and warm quality. Her songs have received awards and nominations from the Independent Music Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, and USA Songwriting Competition. Casii was recently featured on NPR music as one of “Slingshot’s 2022 Artists to watch” featuring her latest single and music video, “These Hard Days”, inspired by the emotions of the pandemic. Casii Stephan is set to release her newest single and music video, “Already Gone”, her anthem against domestic abuse, in early March.
Sound: Soul-influenced pop/rock with the heart of a singer-songwriter
Freak Juice is a band that is pushing the boundaries of traditional rock music by infusing jazz, hip-hop, reggae, blues, and the art of improvisation into a new, fresh and invigorating wall of sound Tori Ruffin, the bands founder and chief visionary, is currently gigging with THE LEGENDARY MORRIS DAY & THE TIME and has toured with FISHBONE. listen new release available on all platforms Juicemakers Unite!
Sound: A BLENDIFICATION OF METAL JAZZ FUNK HIP HOP PUNK ROCK
Recently with events slowing down I’ve been using this time to work on new music, as well as new videos to a release during the spring and summer. With the release of Fire in Little Africa, I’m looking forward to the opportunities we can create in 2022.
Sound: a southern Notorious BIG
CBG AND THE GET AHEAD BAND
CBG and The Get Ahead band consists of Carla Britton Gregory, Singer Songwriter, piano/guitar player, David Skinner, a world class lead guitar player and singer, Dave Daniel, renowned Blues artist singer and phenomenal guitar player and Tim Smith keeping us all in line and time on Percussion. We are an acoustic band out supporting my debut album ‘All In’ which was released in November of 2021.
Sound: Americana Collective
Ayilla is a singer and rapper channeling her creative and spiritual energy into neo-soul hip-hop. Known for her authenticity and ability to connect with audiences on a deep emotional level, Ayilla’s music simultaneously holds space for both empowerment and softness. Her recent EP ‘‘Witch Tape” celebrated divine feminine energy and spread her signature ‘Love More’ message over moody R&B sounds. In 2020, she went on a tour of Black-owned art galleries in Houston, Atlanta, New York, LA and Dallas in support of that project. She is the owner of LoveMore Hookah lounge, a favorite performance venue and hub for nightlife in Tulsa. She is a member of the World Culture Music collective.
Mellow soul, jazz hip hop, honest, feeling. Recording Travel’n little Tea Party, new EP 2022, and preparing for upcoming shows!
Sound: Classic / Soul, jazz, hip hop
Antonio Andrews, aka Dial Tone, is an American rapper from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s North side. His interest in rap music was sparked after seeing his friend’s older brother’s CD collection, while Nas’s video, “If I Ruled the World”, sparked him to write his first rap and ignited him as a rapper. In 2016, looking to expand his creativity, he started the label No Parking Studios that serves as a creative outlet of various mediums. Now in 2022, after helping executive produce Fire In Little Africa, (a multimedia hip hop Project released on Motown Records), a single with longtime collaborator Steph Simon, and Hometown hero Charlie Wilson, Tone is looking to expand his reach in the industry.
Sound: Tulsa Sound / G Funk / Cruise Music
Over the last half a dozen years or so, John Moreland’s honesty has stunned us––and stung. As he put hurts we didn’t even realize we had or shared into his songs, we sang along. And we felt better. But there has always been far more to Moreland than sad songs. Today, his earthbound poetry remains potent, but in addition to his world-weary candor, Moreland’s music smolders with gentle wisdom, flashes of wit and joy, and compassion. And once again, as we listen, we feel better. “I can’t dress myself up and be some folk singer character that I’m not really,” Moreland says. “I figured, I can’t dress up these songs and try to sell them that way. All I can do is be me.”
Sound: Folk; Singer/songwriter
Stevie “Dr. View” Johnson is a producer, DJ, educator and community organizer from Longview, TX. Dr. View received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019. His dissertation received the 2019 Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award for the Association for the Study of Higher Education. After receiving his Ph.D., View moved to Tulsa and began working as Executive Director for the multimedia hip-hop movement, Fire in Little Africa, which includes a commemorative album of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on the iconic Motown/Black Forum record label. Dr. View released his debut album (IN)VISIBLE Man in 2020 and the follow-up to that, TIDY, is scheduled for Spring of 2022.
Sound: God’s Gumbo (Soul, Hip Hop, Trap & Disco)
M.C. is an artist who aspires to inspire others to create and live with a purpose. He believes his purpose is to make art that challenges people to love themselves, their family and their community. He released his debut mixtape This Life Bro in 2019, and he is a part of the music collective World 45.
La Muñe is a solo singer, song composer, and actor. She is presenting her most recent album “Marlet Ali”.
Sound: Mexican Fusion Trap #Baladaschingonas