Bigg Redd & Creole Soul
Josef “Bigg Redd” Arline is a writer and performer whose vocal talents, words and his ability to master any instrument make him feel at home with Blues, Jazz, Rock, Reggae and Zydeco.
His varied styles have led him to performances with many of the world’s great artists, including Aaron Neville and the Neville Brothers, Percy Sledge, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Rock recording artists Everclear. When he’s not in the studio, Bigg Redd performs throughout the United States at private engagements, concert venues, and festivals.
One of his crowning achievements was being part of the star line up at the first Soul of America Festival for James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Throughout his life, Josef “Bigg Redd” Arline has been guided by the deep rooted sounds of the South and continues to share its heritage through his music, heart, and soul.
Since the 90’s, Dana Jackson has been setting trails ablaze on the Houston Music scene. Many know Dana as “Houston’s Only Singing DJ” for Houston’s #1 Urban AC radio station, KMJQ-Majic 102.1. Others know her as the voice of the 4-time world champion WNBA Houston Comets. But Dana is most known as being one of the most popular and sought after artists in the Houston area.
As an air-personality, Dana has been seen around Houston at major events, festivals, clubs and concerts as a Host and MC and has appeared on BET’s Live from L.A. twice as guest DJ. She is a community volunteer and speaks regularly at local schools explaining the importance of a good education.
To hear Dana sing instantly puts you at ease. Her voice is smooth and caressing, smoky and jazzy like fine cognac. But her voice is also very powerful and honest, and provokes deep feelings of reality and passion. When asked about her style, Dana replies “…I've grown both musically and spiritually and have learned that we have to take responsibility for everything that comes out of our mouths, so my focus is to make sure my music is real. It has to be honest and it has to be good!” Though extremely versatile, as indicated in her body of work, Dana’s personal style is ever evolving. Greatly influenced by her love of all types of music, she can deliver slow/mid-tempo heartfelt ballads and bring the house down with high energy/up-tempo performances. “I love it all”, says Dana. “I don’t believe that music should be limiting to an artist. As an artist, I should be free to express myself however I feel. I don’t want to be put in a box. I have too much to say and there are too many ways to say it!”
Hybrid7 is one of Houston's most sought-after bands with a repertoire that includes many favorite Motown classics, upbeat rhythm and blues, heart-lifting soul, and the latest top-40 pop tunes! This high-energy cover band is guaranteed to have you bumpin' and shakin' for as long as your feet will let you!
IDIGINIS (pronounced "eye-didjah-nus") is a Texas roots reggae band based in Houston with a style of music that is roots, rock, rhythm and blues, soul, an dub. IDIGINIS has shared the stage with Steel Pulse, Yellow Man, Ms. Chaka Khan, The Original Wailers, Sugar Minott, Freddie McGregor, Third World, Elephant Man, Ky-Mani Marley, Dub Trio, and many more. They are currently in the studio working on their 3rd CD "Cataclysmic Consequences, set to be released in the Fall of 2017.
Mizz Black is an MC born in Amarillo, Texas. She began writing and performing hip-hop music after moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the beginning, she viewed rapping as simply a hobby ... just something she enjoyed doing in her spare time, but it ended up being the key element in her quest to becoming an entrepreneur. She is the founder Eagle Finn Productions. Music is her life. One of her missions in life is to supply the world with music that they can vibe to. Mizz Black puts all of herself into everything that she does. Every song that she writes, she knows that someone, somewhere can relate.
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