Sweet Talk Radio 07:00 PM
Courtney Ariel 08:00 PM
Moi Navarro 09:00 PM
Connie Lim 11:00 PM
Tim Williams 10:00 PM
Connie Lim doesn’t need any gimmicks to win you over. Armed simply with heartfelt lyrics and the purest of vocals, her music is a breath of fresh air. Reminiscent of artists like Feist, Norah Jones, Imogen Heap and Regina Specktor, Connie writes songs with genuine artistic passion that make an instant emotional connection. Connie brings a singular focus to her work: “Everyone deserves beautiful moments and I want that to shine through in my music”. As a child, Connie was quirky and shy. She began writing short piano compositions at age eight, and spent most of her childhood overcoming stage fright. “The rush of pushing myself to do something I was so scared to do became addicting.” From elementary to high school, Connie sang in the choir and various acapella groups while working to overcome abusive relationships and fighting a battle with anorexia. “I am a perfectionist who can drive myself into the ground when I set my mind to do something. Writing music was my escape to freedom from internal and external pressures.” Connie spent hours upon hours recording songs using the FL Studio program on her dad’s laptop, posting the recordings on MySpace where she connected with an audience. “That was the beginning of the rest of my life. The possibilities were limitless and I finally gained the confidence to share my music.” But rather than pursuing her talents, Connie followed in her family’s footsteps and enrolled pre-med at UC Berkley. “It never felt quite right. I wanted to pursue the arts, but never thought it was an option for me.” Connie often found herself in the dormitory basement’s piano, playing music between study breaks. While trying to find her purpose, she also found her voice. She recruited some classmates, formed a band, and began playing live around town as much as possible. In November of 2007, Connie recorded and released her first EP entitled “Shifting,” a simple, honest record that focused on the changes that happen in life. A move to Los Angeles proved a bigger playground for Connie, and, in July 2010, she released her second EP, “The Hunted,” a stronger, more experimental record that saw her music move into the realm of social awareness. “I heard about the anti-gay legislation in Uganda and I wrote The Hunted in an attempt to give them an anthem” admits Connie. Connie has now signed with Nashville-based record label, DigSin. In February 2012, she will release her debut single, “LA City”, a beautiful and delicate love song filled with hope. The lush sounds of the piano and synth combined with Connie’s stunning voice inevitably takes the listener on the same romantic journey that inspired the song. After spending many years fighting for her dream, Connie says that she is finally doing what she has wanted to all along: “Despite what many loved ones told me to do, I never let myself consider a backup plan. I’ve known that the career of an artist was my calling all along.”
Since releasing his debut independent EP We Begin on July 1, 2009 to a packed house downstairs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Tim Williams has since been building a loyal and enthusiastic fan base by relentlessly touring. His tireless desire to reach as many people as possible keeps him on the national live music circuit constantly - playing 300 live shows annually.
A mainstay at Manayunk, PA's Bourbon Blue on Sunday Nights, Tim has performed at renowned local venues World Café Live, The Piazza at Schmidt's, Tin Angel, The Trocadero, Milkboy, Steel City, The Grape Room, Dawson St. Pub, The Note and Riverstage at Penn's Landing. He regularly embarks on national acoustic tours, having played all over the US and beyond. His travels have landed him on The Second City Mainstage in Chicago as the musical guest as well as The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. He has shared the stage/studio with Nationally Acclaimed Recording Artists Of Monsters and Men, Ryan Star, Diane Birch, JJAMZ, Ernie Halter, Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), Adam Kowalczyk (Live), Jenn Bostic, Simplified & Jeffrey Gaines among many other well-respected regional/national acts. Tim has received solid regional radio play thanks to 93.7 WSTW's Mark Rogers of Hometown Heroes, Wendy Rollins at Radio 104.5 FM Philadelphia & 93.3 WMMR's Jaxon's Local Shots the Podcast.
Tim is the Live Show Producer and "House Band" for the National syndicated DIY Radio Program "MyFixItUpLife with Mark and Theresa" - a gig that has afforded him the opportunity to regularly travel the country playing his music for Industry Heads and personalities from such networks/shows as the DIY Network, HGTV, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition & This Old House. In 2009 he was cast in a regional production of the rock musical RENT, adding to his extensive film/TV/theater resume.
Twice he was voted into the Final Four thru Radio 104.5's Local Band Search (2011 & 2012). He was also chosen as a finalist in Wawa's Welcome America Contest thru Live Nation in 2011. On July 28, 2012, Tim and his band performed to 10,000 people at the Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Philadelphia as direct support for JJAMZ and Of Monsters and Men.
His second studio album and first full-length LP "Blue Ribbon" (produced again by Matt Santry) was released to a capacity crowd of 300 on 9/26/12 at World Cafe Live at can currently be heard on Pandora.
or Moi Navarro, while growing up, music was never too far from home and a guitar was always within reach since both of his parents were singer songwriters. Moi is an independent artist in the music industry based in Los Angeles, California. Over the years Moi has gained a prominent fan base that reaches regional, statewide, nationwide, and worldwide. His diversity is more than just skin-deep, as his music is interwoven with influences of funk, rock, soul, folk and jazz. Moi’s ballads are emotional and heartfelt as they tell a story and invoke tremendous feeling, portraying sincere transparency, letting you see into his soul. Music to Moi is best described as a marriage. “Marrying a set of meaningful lyrics with an intense, unique and beautiful melody is the key to a great song”. Moi has earned a massive grassroots following through hard work, determination, and consistent touring throughout the years. Moi continues to grow, and is blessed that through every stage people have been touched and encouraged by his music. He reaches a wide spectrum audience with his passionate music, straight-forward lyrics, and unique stories. Being able to communicate with others how he feels inside through his music comes second nature to him, it just flows. An up-and-coming voice in Indie Rock Music, Moi performs solo and with his full band, also known as "MOI". Moi Navarro has had an amazing edge at being successful as an independent artist.
Courtney Ariel is a pop/folk independent artist with soulful undertones. She has performed at some popular Southern California music venues, including Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA and Lestat's in her hometown of San Diego, CA. Earlier this year (2012) she recorded an EP entitled "Made Of", which she describes as a project that involved "a lot of love, help from friends and family and so many stories. It was a defining moment where I stood at this place and decided that I wasn't running away from this dream, no matter how hard or impossible it seems." In addition to singing, she loves kind people, community, french fries and 90's alternative rock.
Sweet Talk Radio:
Boy plays music he writes. Girl plays music she writes. One day girl goes over to boy's house and they start to sing together. Boy smiles. Girl smiles back. Flash forward to their wedding day a few years later. Soon after, Sweet Talk Radio is born. Boy smiles. Girl smiles back. SWEET TALK RADIO is the husband and wife team of Kathrin Shorr & Tim Burlingame. This dynamic duo, based in Los Angeles, draws on the combination of Shorr's captivating vocals and Burlingame's lyrical guitar. Their music has earned them recurring spots on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart and the ears of music supervisors on some of today's top tv shows. "With undeniable chemistry both on stage and off, STR create alternative-folk-pop songs full of depth and yearning, delivered with an earnest desire to connect." —Santa Barbara Independent On September 4th, Sweet Talk Radio released their second album, "State of the Union". The eleven-song recording is a poignant rumination on love and relationships, mixed by Eric Robinson (Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Milk Carton Kids) and mastered by Evren Goknar (Greg Laswell, The Weepies) at Capitol Mastering.