Headliner: 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.
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)
Bio coming soon...
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
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
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
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.