MEET THE MUSICIANS
Currently working on new material for an album release later this year/early next. New Remix EP out now featuring remixes from of Montreal, Yeasayer, Generationals and more.
2019 proved to be Branjae’s biggest year yet, and included the largest expansion to her portfolio of work. AfroPunk debuted the Op-Ed to her project “Street Light” and Billboard Magazine premiered the project’s music video. In an effort to help elevate her activism, Tulsa non profits DVIS, Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, and Circle Cinema, all collaborated as sponsors to present the video’s exclusive screening. 2019 production collabs included: “Circle Cinema Presents: ‘Street Light’ Screening”, “Duet Jazz Club Presents: Branjae’s NYE Extravaganza”, & “SRO Presents: Branjae’s Juke Joint Jive”. Speaking engagements included panel at the Oklahoma Film+Music Conference and a full feature on the Emmy Award winning series “Play It Loud”. All of the year’s work concluded with 4 nominations at the Tulsa Music Awards, 1 nomination at the Independent Music Awards, and nationwide 2020 tour dates.
Casii Stephan and the Midnight Sun
Casii Stephan is a MN born, Tulsa-based soulful singer-songwriter. Stephan has been compared to Florence Welch, Fiona Apple, and Carole King, as her vocal timbre possesses a full and warm quality. Her music combines her love for the storytelling elements of Disney ballads and the bold, brilliance of The White Stripes, as well as the soul-wrenching R&B melodies of H.E.R. Her songs have received awards and nominations from the Independent Music Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, and USA Songwriting Competition. She has performed multiple official SXSW Showcases and co-founded Tulsa’s first female-driven music festival, MisFEST. Casii recently performed multiple showcases at Folk Alliance International in New Orleans. Casii Stephan’s newest single, “Trapeze Artist”, inspired by the highs and lows of humanity encountered on social media, premiered on Billboard on Feb 5th and was also featured on PopDust and Earmilk. Casii Stephan will be releasing her official music video for “Trapeze Artist” in March and has plans to release an EP before the end of the year. She will also be a judge at the 18th Annual Independent Music Awards in NYC in June.
LABRYS is a mix of psychedelic rock, grunge and anti-folk/folk music. Singer/songwriter Penny Pitchlynn is currently finishing a debut full-length for the project that has taken a backseat to other more active projects she works with. Inspired by the universal human experience, zen philosophy, spirituality, love, loss and everything in between, LABRYS intends to connect people to themselves and one another through the healing power of music.
Husband & wife plus friends, really value family & deep relationships, we try to write beautiful, meaningful and sometimes groovy music, toured through parts of North America & Europe last year while living in Mexico working on the new album, which was released in October 2019, making plans to tour much of the US, Europe, etc this year.
CLIFFDIVER displays a stunning versatility due to their eclectic range of influences, aiding them in creating such a widely-received sound. Armed with elevator-style saxophone melodies, catchy vocal hooks and a transparency with their mental health, CLIFFDIVER is aiming to be an embracive force in the alternative music scene.
Stephon “Steph” Simon Born November 4th 1987. A true leader and visionary for the city, Simon uses his music to uplift and inspire transformation both personal and communal while never taking himself too seriously. Simon draws parallels between the creative culture in Tulsa today and the energy that he embodies from the historic Black Wall Street with a nostalgic flow that captures your attention instantly. Lately Steph Simon has been busy performing his latest project “Born on Black Wall Street” that has recently landed him in the Rolling Stone magazine and the front page article in the Tulsa World newspaper. Steph is gearing up to had a great run releasing new music going into 2020 and the 100 yr anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre.
Brad James Band
This debut album from the Brad James Band has the long standing Tulsa musicians delivering a jam band influenced record where folk, blues, Americana, honky tonk and good old fashioned rock’n’roll are all in attendance in their groove filled formula. The 8 track album gets off to a fun and rhythmic affair with the ‘‘70s vibes of “No Dress Rehearsal”, and “Heather Grows” follows with plenty of soul in the thoughtful rock. An outfit who have been playing together for nearly a decade now, their dynamic chemistry is certainly evident here, as each tune is meticulously crafted and delivered with precision. Travels well with: Grateful Dead- Shakedown Street; The Allman Brothers Band- Brothers And Sisters.
Ayilla is a young up and coming artist with a sound of her very own. She has recently dropped an 11 song EP titled Crazy As We Are. The album showcases her abilities to mix her hip/hop influences with neo soul sounds. She has been touring her local area Tulsa Oklahoma and been featured at many local festivals. If you are looking for a unique sound you will not be disappointed.
Brandi “”Faye”” Moffett) also known as “FM” is an American singer and songwriter. FM began to become noticed in the public eye by performing with her band “Soul Element” at musical festivals and clubs. Her original songwriting melds neo-soul, R&B & hip-hop that’s rooted in blues gospel. In 2016 she begin recording her first album at Bluehouse Media titled “Love language” and kicked off the release of her album with her single, “”Where Did the Love Go” followed by the music video recorded at the historical Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A 2 time “Soul Festival” Artist she has performed alongside musical artist Andra Day, Corrine Bailey Rae, Musiq Soul Child, to name a few. The new single “Circles” kicked off her newest project and is now available on all music streaming platforms. Her newest album is in the process ands slated to release in late Spring of 2020.
Scott stulen (DJ MDLWST)
Scott Stulen (DJ MDLWST) has been performing for over 15 years. He approaches music much like his day job as Director of Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, mixing together diverse elements to create an accessible and always surprising story. Expect a set that jumps from classic country to post-punk, electro to hip hop, spiked with some local Tulsa flavor.