2017 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase

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Friday, April 14, 2017 – 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Open to the public • ASCAP Expo badge not required • No cover
Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill in Hollywood, CA
1724 Highland Avenue, across the street from the Loews Hotel/ASCAP Expo

The 2017 She Rocks Showcase is a unique opportunity for female artists of all styles and ages to perform in front of industry experts, media representatives, artists, publishers and more during the premier conference for songwriters, composers and producers. It is part of the WiMN’s ongoing efforts to provide women in music with a platform to showcase their music.

There is no cover charge to attend the She Rocks Showcase, and an EXPO badge is not required to attend or participate in the Showcase. Drink specials will be provided courtesy of Tinhorn Flats. We'll have giveaways too! The She Rocks Showcase is sponsored by 108 Rock Star Guitars, Casio, and M•A•C Cosmetics. 

 

SHOWCASE PERFORMERS

Singer-songwriter Candace Wakefield was born and raised in Inglewood, CA, and has been singing all of her life. Coming from a musical family, it’s only right that she follows the path set before her. Candace is influenced by her Grandmother, the late, great Margaret Aikens-Jenkins, a singer-songwriter whose footsteps Candace is following in today.

Wakefield is featured on the five-time GRAMMY Award-winning hit single “Alright” and “i” by Kendrick Lamar. She has toured the globe with Nicki Minaj on the “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” European tour and “The Pinkprint Tour.” Candace is currently working with TLC, Faith Evans, Chante Moore, Nickelodeon and a host of others on upcoming projects for 2017. She made the decision in 2016 to step from the background to the forefront and is set to release her debut LP, The Journey, a project full of inspiring, uplifting songs that tell the story of her life. soundcloud.com/candace-wakefield 

 

High Love is a four-piece, Canadian alternative rock band. Their single “No Longer Yours,” produced by Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara), will be released on April 21, 2017. Fronted by singer-songwriter Carol-Lynne Quinn, the band performed at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit, Nunavut, the Edmonton Rock Festival, and JUNO FEST 2016. Their full-length debut is due Fall 2017.

This band wants to create music that inspires, excites, and stands apart. Their upcoming record plays with the idea of sonic contrast. Imagine ambiance to rock and roll. Organic to electronic. It showcases their alternative rock sound that mixes soulful vocals with rhythmic loops, cinematic pulsing synth, gritty bass and electric guitar. wearehighlove.com

 

Via self-exploring questions and anecdotes sung to ambient soundscapes, CROWN seeks to understand why. Not as an exercise in existential analysis, but rather a needed critique of social conditioning that defines our understanding of love, life, womanhood and society. In a bid to reimagine hippy philosophy for the 21st century, CROWN centralizes her lyrics to instill a message of resistance, openness and honesty: deconstructing taboos, challenging identity constructs and facing the psycho-emotional head on.

Called “ethereal, enticing, engaging and beautiful,” by Flavour Mag, CROWN is the artistic vision of artist Steph Thom. “CROWN’s ambient, sultry sound marries soul-folk and RnB,” says Hunger TV. Thom is also is creative partner to three-time GRAMMY winner Lalah Hathaway. sheiscrown.com

 

Kate Mills is making her presence in the NYC music scene felt with the the recent release of her debut EP, Little Bird. The record showcases the versatility of her smooth, buttery vocals and the well-crafted songs ranging from the soulful and sultry "Little Bird," to the fun, romantic single, "Cherry Tree" which makes the listener feel like they are on a stroll through Central Park on a Saturday afternoon.

In the brief time leading up to the EP release, this social worker-turned-songwriter has gained a solid fan-base by performed at some of New York’s most famous music venues including The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall and Piano’s. She has been interviewed on several local radio programs including “Mind Over Music” hosted by Cari Cole. In this short time Kate has earned two nominations in the 2013 JAM Awards, and landed multiple TV performances, such as The Gimme Mo Show hosted by High School Musical’s Monique Coleman. In the coming spring, two of Kate's songs can be heard in the feature film Hits, written and directed by David Cross of Arrested Development. katemillsmusic.com

 

Trackless is a soul/indie duo based in Los Angeles. Their sound is rooted in the voices of Jordan West and Jeremy Jones, who sing every song as a duet. They are made unique by the fact that West is also the group's drummer, and Jones is regularly featured on the viola. Their music is influenced heavily by pop, soul, jazz, and rock. They draw inspiration from artists like the Alabama Shakes, Bill Withers, Justin Timberlake, The Police, Snarky Puppy, and the Beatles.

In 2015, they moved from Fort Wayne, IN to Los Angeles and have been playing industry events, showcases and local venues while writing their upcoming EP. They are currently recording a single with Bob Clearmountain (Rolling Stones), scheduled for release Spring 2017.