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Frank Turner, Bei Maejor, & Imogen Heap

28 Jan

Frank Turner (Folk/Rock)

“The Road”

Frank Turner is an English folk/punk singer who was previously a member of a band called Million Dead.  He has been working on his solo acoustic career since the band’s break up in 2005.  His style has become a lighthearted acoustic rock sound with an underlying punk influence.  He has accompanied bands on tour including Celtic punk band, Flogging Molly, and American punk band, The Offspring. He is currently signed to Epitaph Records.

Bei Maejor (Pop/ R&B)

“She Ain’t You”

Bei Maejor, 23 years old, is an American artist, producer, and songwriter.  He has produced and written songs for many artists including Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Ciera, and Sean Kingston.  He has released two mixtapes, Upside Down 1&2, in 2010 and will be releasing a new mixtape, Upside Down 3 on Jive Records.  He graduated from The University of Michigan and, before he graduated, won a Gold Plaque in 2005 for work in Production.  He has been nominated for two Grammys for his work with Trey Songz and Monica.  Bei Maejor’s style is strongly influenced by modern R&B and his smooth tone has been compared to the artist, Jeremih.

Imogen Heap (Electronica/ Synthpop/ Trip-Hop)

“First Train Home”

Imogen Heap (Imogen Jennifer Jane Heap) of Romford, Havering, is a British singer and composer presenting the world with a unique mix of Electronica, characterized by the use of synthesizers, drum machines, and various looping and sequencing techniques, and other genres. Her sound consists of several sub-genres of electronica including Trip-Hop, a downtempo style of electronic music, and Synthpop, a style of synthesizer music commonly recognized in the New Wave genre.   She is also known for her work in the Electronic music duo Frou Frou.  She has been nominated for several Grammys, two of which were won by her most recent album Ellipse.  She is also recognized for her collaborations with several artists including, english artist, Jeff Beck.  She’s done a wide range of remixes for artists like Sean Lennon, Bon Jovi, and Blue October.  In her solo career, she is most well known for her single “Hide and Seek” (featured in the video below) which was sampled in Jason DeRulo’s “Whatcha Say”.