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thepetebox

THePETEBOX is a solo performer, musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose pioneering live show has ignited audiences across the world.
Breaking out as an award-winning beatboxer he soon redefined the genre through the use of his loop pedal, guitar and an otherworldly, multi-phonic voicebox.
Witnessing a THePETEBOX live show is an immersive experience as he creates songs sound by sound, layer by layer, reveal on reveal, loop on loop, one man building tracks that are as sonically massive as any full band setup or DJ set.
He possesses a primal talent and has transformed it into music that captures the imagination of people from all walks of life and from every corner of the world.

THePETEBOX is a singular artist untouched by trends or fads, someone who is genuinely and fiercely independent who has tapped into an art form of true expression that connects directly with the hearts of a rapidly growing fan base.
THePETEBOX’s debut album ‘Future Loops’, a ‘live, studio, video’ album comprising of original tracks and reworks of his favourite songs has reached over 15 million views on his YouTube channel.

Through working with visionary director, Simon Ellis, his videos have reached audiences worldwide and his covers endorsed by their legendary creators, most recently Brian Wilson singing his praises for a unique cover of "I Get Around" and The Pixies posting the viral "Where Is My Mind?" video on their official website.
Future Loops, (released on his own label, Light River Records) is on its third pressing and has sold over 50,000 digital copies through word of mouth alone.

THePETEBOX’s versatility is reflected in the variety of settings he has performed in, from clubnights world-wide to multiple Grand Prix, the major stages at festivals, Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, V-Fest, Bestival UK - Lake of Stars, Malawi - Woodstock, Poland to name but a few, private parties for the stars and sold out headline tours around the UK, Europe and USA.

With a packed tour schedule and midway through a sophomore album of entirely original material THePETEBOX will continue to reach and transform the sonic horizons of people across the globe.

Brian Fitzy

Who is Brian Fitzy?
Blending elements from a variety of genres and decades, Brian Fitzy falls somewhere between Daryl Hall and Jamiroquai by way of A Tribe Called Quest. Vocalist, electric violinist, guitarist, beat-boxer. Bringing these elements together live with looping technology, the result is soul-pop with undertones from the golden age of hip hop.

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Recent performances include Madison Square Garden, AMResorts throughout Cancun, The Fillmore (Silver Springs, MD), The Bitter End (NYC), Club Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA), Tiffin University (Tiffin, OH), Tellus360 (Lancaster, PA), Basement East (Nashville, TN), The Gallery @ Market East (Philadelphia, PA), Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA), 4th of July on the Ben Franklin Parkway--Pepsi Stage, National Harbor Maryland, Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, PA), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Borgata Casino AC, Revel AC, PLCB Whiskey Fest at Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA), World Cafe Live @ The Queen (Wilmington, DE), Telefunken Labs (Hartford, CT).

TV & Radio Appearances/Spotlights

CBS Network 50th Grammy Awards with Foo Fighters (National)
NBC 10! Show (Philadelphia, PA)
CBS3 News, Talk Philly (Philadelphia, PA)
6ABC Action News (Philadelphia, PA)
WMMR 93.3FM The Preston & Steve Show (Philadelphia, PA)
105.9 JOEFM (State College, PA)
WSTW 93.7FM Hometown Heroes (Wilmington, DE)

 

The Orcastrator

The Orcastrator is a Brazilian born electronic music producer and musician making waves throughout the EDM scene with his eclectic style of "future latin funk". Equipped with a talkbox, a saxophone, and his computer, The Orcastrator brings a fresh fusion of live instrumental loops with bass heavy beats. In late 2016, The Orcastrator released his debut EP, New Beginning.

Josh Blackburn

BACKGROUND
1990: Started playing guitar
1996-2000: Played lead guitar and fronted the band "Freemans Ride" in Oxford, MS while attending the University of Mississippi
2000: Played lead guitar for Disney Cruise Lines
2001: Worked with Greg Barnhill in Nashville in a project called ESKRA
2001-2005: Played lead guitar in the original "Hogs Breath Band" in Destin, FL
2005-Present: Playing solo all over Colorado
ALBUM RELEASES
1999: Songs You've Never Heard in Johnny's Mind
2003: Brand New Something
2007: Starting Ground (Produced by Peter Malick)
2010: Flipside (Produced by Trevor Huster)
2012: Purple Elephant
AWARDS
2005: Best Guitarist of Colorado in Guitar Town Contest
2010: Gigazm "Rockband Challenge" winner
2012: Fords Gimme The Gig II Finalist
2013: Westwords "Best of the West" Finalist
FILM AND MEDIA
2009: Lonely Street Movie Soundtrack
2012: "Im Dirt" from Flipside on Rockband Network

 

Marty Nightengale

Press:
"A nationally-touring music veteran shaped by ten years on the road, Marty Nightengale has honed his performance skills and polished his one-man acoustic and vocals show. Drawing from the influence of countless musicians, his catchy pop/rock sound has a strong, soulful edge. Charming, outgoing, and always bringing the party, Nightengale plays a mix of well-known covers with a few traditional Irish songs. He exudes high energy and a contagious vibe, and he’s always a crowd pleaser."

-The Scene Magazine

Bio:
Having played 200 shows a year for the last 14 years Buffalo, New York native Marty Nightengale is no stranger to the stage. Touring up and down the east coast from Boston to Key West over the years he honed his skills of performing & entertaining audiences. Presenting his music in a solo acoustic format with a powerhouse of vocal & guitar, he draws influences from countless musicians to create a catchy pop/rock sound with a strong soulful edge. His strength lies in his versatility to play any genre of music, at any type of venue, for any age group. Equally at home in a large crowd festival, hi-energy college party bar, biker roadhouse, restaurant, or intimate coffee shop he always plays to the crowd's music tastes, and the venue's volume needs.

Since relocating to Colorado in 2010, Nightengale has vigorously kicked off his acoustic campaign with a great mix of originals, hundreds of popular songs from the 50's-present, hi-energy stage presence, and Irish charm; winning over fans in every venue, song after song, playing a variety of material & style that appeals to anyone who enjoys music.

Matt G FUNKMA$TER

Formerly known as FUNKMA$TER, Matt G is a multi-instrumentalist. With drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, dobro, vocals, and a looping device called an Electrix Repeater, he is able to put songs together one instrument at a time. Essentially, bringing a recording studio to the stage. His performances consist mostly of what he describes as "live remixes" and mashups of classic Reggae, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Soul music.

Since his 1st looping performance in the Spring of 2003, he has shared the stage with groups like Digital Underground, Beenie Man, Hieroglyphics, The Pharcyde, The Pimps Of Joytime, Lotus, Mad Professor, Blackalicious, Juno What?!, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Easy Star All-Stars, Eek-A-Mouse, B*Side Players, Mike Love, John Popper, That 1 Guy, Zach Deputy, Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors, Paa Kow, and Heatbox.

In addition to live performances, he also works with MC's, singers, and instrumentalists as a producer, songwriter, and sound engineer. His original compositions can be streamed at
www.soundcloud.com/funkmastershow

He currently plays percussion and sings back up vocals for DUBSKIN (www.dubskinmusic.com), and was a founding, but now part-time member of the Fort Collins, CO based Funk/Reggae/Afrobeat band EUFORQUESTRA (www.euforquestra.com).

Dave Connelly - Event Host

Although he began his musical career only six years ago, Dave Connelly is one of the busiest musicians in Colorado, having played over 300 gigs a year for the last 4 years.  His versatility in performing so many different genres of music has been his main attraction as an artist. His music styles cover classic rock, pop, country, acoustic pop, hip hop and more.

His strongest musical passion is live looping, a performance style which is still steadily emerging and gaining a significant following. Dave seeks to expose more people to live looping by creating an event around some of the most talented loopers in the world.  This is how the idea for The Dissoniq Music Loop Festival emerged.

Being an entrepreneur, Dave knew that if he was going to do this festival he wanted to bring in some of the biggest names in this up-and-coming performing art to ensure a successful event. This is Dave’s first endeavor at producing a festival and he is very excited and confident that he is packing the stage with some of the most incredible talent out there. The Dissoniq Music Festival will deliver a truly unique music experience for fans to watch, listen and enjoy.