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FlyNY Artist Booklet

  1. 1. Andrew Vait & The Eternal Fair Andrew Vait is an Alaska-born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington where he recently released his second EP, The Pros and Cons of Drowning, recorded at the legendary Robert Lang Studios. His band includes an all-star cast of Seattle musicians: Aaron Walker Loud on drums (Big World Breaks, The Flood), Farko Dosumov on bass (Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder, Danny Godinez Band), Steve Scalfati on keys (Reggie Watts, Choklate, Das Rut), RL Heyer on guitar and bass (Flowmotion) and Jeremy Manley on guitar (Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter). Andrew consistently delivers a riveting vocal performance over his unbridled and passionate compositions, while his band provides a distinctive instrumental foundation and chilling backup harmonies. Andrew Vait & The Eternal Fair is not a band to be missed in 2010!
  2. 2. Tatiana Kochkareva Hailing from Moscow, Russia, the singer/songwriter left home at the young age of 16 and moved to sunny Miami, Florida on a full scholarship to study jazz at the University of Miami. Influenced by cultural change and transitioning to life in the U.S., Tatiana soon began writing her first rock album, Moments. Capturing the attention of EMI that same year, Kochkareva was invited to participate in the Christmas-themed compilation Universidad Navidena (2006) and was featured as a solo artist with her jazzy take on “Jingle Bells.” In the summer of 2009, Tatiana completed work on her second album Dreamers, this “Dreamers 2009 is a fine time inspired by her move from Miami to showcase for her husky vocals — no hint of fragile feminist mystique New York City. It is unmistakably rock but for this young lady — and a introduces something of a pop vibe, supple keyboard caress.”-Lee particularly on the title track. Zimmerman, Miami New Times From Moscow to Miami to New York and "Russian born Tatiana everywhere in between, Kochkareva Kochkareva has a deep rich voice continues to make her mark, collecting much like Nina Simone and she delivers her songs in a style that experiences, knowledge and at times is jazzy but then two understanding along the way. She has a seconds later may rock out."- myriad of stories and a psyche constantly Andrea, Mossip inspired by the world around her. Website:
  3. 3. Dexter Scott Grew up in the 'burbs out of a musical family: grandma an opera singer, pops a vintage lower east side rocker with the NY Dolls, Elephant's Memory, Steam, Stumblebunny, my brother a jazzer turned music teacher. My dad literally parented through Dylan & Lennon lyrics, the occasional Mick Jagger reference all while constantly playing the James Brown and Robert Johnson box sets. For me it was all about the voice... Fun facts: I'm a direct descendant of Roger Williams as well as a Salem "witch", my grandma was a flamenco dancer in Miami, my favorite colors (collectively and respectively) are dark green, dark blue, and purple I always thought I wasn't good enough so I tried harder at everything (still do). Fled to Miami to study music. Thought I sucked at music, booked bands. Soon realized I had something to share (and that I don't mesh well with school). Had a rock band, was pretty cool, but it didn't communicate what I wanted to. Upon my return to NYC I created my latest and greatest, found here in digital form. I've always been inspired by just about everything and now I feel like I'm ready to give that back. And maybe you'll be listening and think: "Hey, I've had that feeling too..."
  4. 4. Chris Ayer Ayer grew up in McLean, Virginia, and got his start singing along to old cassette tapes of Elvis and Paul Simon on car rides. When his dad got him his first guitar as a teen, he started writing songs that same day. After moving to northern California, he started sharing his songs locally, while studying philosophy and music at Stanford University. After spending some time out of school writing and playing local gigs, he left the comforts of northern California (“the most pleasant, relaxed place on the face of the Earth” he says), and ventured east to the manic excitement of New York City. “I realized I was either going to hang out in the Bay Area and not push my music the way I wanted to, or I needed to change the scene,” says Ayer. “I was ready for a place where I'd be surrounded by creative people, in an environment that was good and challenging. There are probably a dozen music shows on any given night in New York that I'd like to see... there's no better place to grow musically." Over the last six years, Ayer has been writing and recording new material on a regular basis. His independent releases include Static (2003), New Songs (2005), This is the Place (2006), Live Sessions (2007), and The Center Ring (2007). Ayer’s musical experiments on his most recent album, Don't Go Back To Sleep, complement his lyrics with sounds and styles that go beyond his familiar territory of folk, pop and rock. The instrumental moment at the end of “Awake” is reminiscent of the chiming of a Tibetan prayer bowl. The warbling tones of a vintage harmonium tell their own story on “The Revealing." And the decidedly un-bluegrass use of the banjo provides a quiet texture on the album's final track, “Highway Home."