Grab the nearest fire extinguisher cos Jen Awad is about to set your wig alight.
This half Egyptian, half Peruvian powerhouse delivers the kneecap melting soul and sass of Etta James combined with an in-your-face swagger reminiscent of Tina Turner. Self taught on vocals, piano, guitar and bass, Jen also pens the lyrics to all of her material.
Jen's ability to deliver cherubic, velvety vocals that effortlessly transition into the radical rumble of a runaway 18 wheeler doing 90 mph on an open highway is a feat in itself to witness live. Backed by an eight member band with a horn section, Jen Awad packs a combination punch that will leave your core ringing in the most delectable manner imaginable.
Recently Jen Awad has been selected to play the Broke L.A. Festival, being 1 of 50 acts chosen out of 700 contenders. She has consistently filled her local L.A. venues to maximum capacity and is steadily gaining ground as a widely respected act in the L.A. music scene.
When Jen is not writing and performing her music, she is designing for her self-titled label Jen Awad, as well as the urban men's line also out of Los Angeles called "900". It is not a rare sight to behold her 8 piece band donning metallic bomber jackets Jen designed from the "900" label. A few other clients who wear Jen Awad's fashions are: Kali Uchis, Bebe Rexha, Keyshia Cole, Madame Ghandi, Ivy LevIn, Daya, India Love, Christina Milian, Ashanti, Chanel West Coast, and Crystal Westbrooks.
Keep your eyes peeled for Jen Awad's latest rendition of "Shackle Up" and "Night" as well as her latest release "Love is Dead", all of which are pure fire peppered with an extra dose of gasoline. Jen Awad is swiftly on her way to going global as a multi talented and iconic Los Angeles artist
LA native Cassandra Violet's transcendent indie pop blends infectious hooks, loops and layered vocals into a candy-colored girl-group confection, a la Lily Allen meets the Supremes. Already a SoCal favorite, her unique sounds have been featured at School Night at Bardot, the Moroccan Lounge, the Echo, the Bootleg, Resident, and the Regent Theater, with press in LA Weekly, Buzzbands LA and Glide. Her songs have been placed on Ozark (Netflix), The Mindy Project (Hulu), The Fosters (ABC Family), and films including Girl on the Edge, featured on Showtime. Cassandra writes songs from a modern woman’s perspective about strength, solitude, love and disappointment, sung in sassy three part harmony. Her second EP, Body&Mind, was released in 2016 and was featured on Buzzbands.LA, Hello Giggles, Philthy Mag, and Audiofemme. She released a new EP in December 2017, and in April 2018 she toured Asia with the Japanese rock musician Miyavi.
From San Fran to LA, Act Natural is testing out the waters of this vibrant place.
Kofi (Mike Blair) is a music producer who has recently picked up guitar. He and Annabelle toggle between lead and harmony with vocals. He may also surprise you with a pocket piano or many of the other tricks up his sleeve.
Annabelle is primarily a mandolin player and vocalist, though she also plays violin (her first instrument) and tickles the guitar.
They do not have much recorded just yet, so keep your ears peeled for what's in store.