Jamie Drake is a hidden gem in the Los Angeles songwriting scene whose music has consistently reflected her own personal journey. Like a scientist analytically working in a laboratory, she has written and recorded many projects (The Bitter Branches, Nobel, Dear Lemon Trees) in her short, 10-year career. Her father was a songwriter and their family was marked by the constant moving from place to place. This gypsy lifestyle helped form the versatility her work is characterized by. Her debut, "When I Was Yours," attracted Academy award winner and folk music lover, Tim Robbins, and led to their collaboration and tour of the west coast. A background in musical theater whimsically took her to New York City to star in the Off-Broadway folk musical, Lonesome Traveler, where the New York Times said she "quietly claimed the show's best moment" while embodying Judy Collins. Her voice is as varied as her writing. A three-octave range and many layers of diverse tone are showcased in all her releases (as well as an EDM release on Armada Music called, "Falling Down"). Jamie is called upon regularly for writing and singing sessions across LA, and you may be hearing her writing and vocals featured as the theme song for a new television show in the coming year. She will be releasing her sophomore effort as well which will be a culmination of all her endeavors: sophisticated musical arrangements surrounding a meditation on life after divorce. Jamie volunteers for The Art of Elysium, is a founding member of a woman's songwriting group and is a music mentor for students through her work with the nonprofit, Sound Art.
Kat Meoz has found a truly solid combination of quick guitars, devil-may-care bass grooves, and thrilling drum-work which holds on and doesn't let go.
Kat Meoz has remarkably clean vocal chops yet her voice rides effortlessly in this band's garage rock air and exudes an infectious energy which you can't help but enjoy. The band's song "LA Don't Love You" feels like a classic; a well-worn jacket that gets better with time. "LA Don't Love You" is a Rock n' Roll experience, tastefully hued with bluesy moments yet it is a definitively high voltage delivery.
Further proving the talent that comes out of LA, her live performance is as energizing as their new single. Kat Meoz has been compared to Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, and Brody Dalle yet she possesses a unique air in her vocal delivery that brings Sleater Kinney's Corin Tucker to mind too.