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Singer Songwriter – Bridgette Perdue
About Bridgette Perdue:
Bridgette Perdue is a Pop/R&B Recording Artist, Songwriter, & Teacher, dedicated to impacting the world through her soulful, vibrant music. As an independent musician since 2008, she has entertained audiences across the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., and Orlando, opening for national acts and headlining her own City of Bridges Tour. She has also been on the cover of One Fashion Place Magazine and starred in a Disney commercial.
In her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, Bridgette Perdue has performed at the Benedum Center, The August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre. Regionally she puts on shows for colleges, jazz clubs, music festivals and other events throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and surrounding areas.
In 2012 Perdue released her debut album, Enjoy This Moment, where her song “Real Thing” was the featured song for an independent film (Sweetest Thing) that has garnered national attention. “I created this album as a collection of my thoughts toward life, love, and the infinite value of knowing your own self-worth,” she comments. “Everyone wants to be happy, so I try to write the music that makes people feel good. Plus, they take joy in knowing their support helps an independent artist succeed at her dream.
Told her “music has sunlight in it”(R. Iamuuri, DreamJob), Bridgette Perdue blends soulful vocals with a vibrant piano to create heartfelt pop/R&B, reminiscent of Alicia Keys or Sara Bareilles. Perdue takes her listeners on a lyrical journey, as her songs share themes of resilient love, inspiration, and empowerment. Fans fall in love with her independent voice and upbeat style, a trademark in her shows. “Someone will come up to me after a show and say how much they can relate to a song, how it made them laugh or see the world more beautifully. It’s that connection that makes me love what I do.”
Perdue is also committed to teaching the young artists within her community. She holds two degrees from Point Park University, having extensively studied music, dance, theatre, and business management. She passionately shares her insight with students from several organizations. Currently she serves as a Teaching Artist with Propel Charter Schools, a Resident Artist with Gateway to the Arts, and Music Director for the Alumni Theater Company. Perdue also avails herself as a consultant for private voice and piano instruction.
Amidst the thrilling progression of her career, Bridgette’s true delight goes beyond simply delivering music. Behind each song is a desire to reach others with a message of hope and to encourage the continual pursuit of ones’ dream.
Current Single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6QpRdIjoEU
Independent Rock Band – Winter’s Descent
About Winter’s Descent:
Winter’s Descent was formed in 2008 when vocalist, Jerry Mulligan, guitarist, Paul Lucas, and drummer, Shawn Naeser embarked on a project with a single purpose in mind; to discover a truly unique sound that would captivate listeners and set the group apart from other hard-edge bands on the scene. But with so many groups already laying claim to so many diverse styles, it was easier said than done.
Determined to break new ground, the three experimented with a multitude of different approaches, following their collective inspiration wherever it lead. The process was long and painstaking, but in the end it paid off. Combining the chemistry of free-style improvisation along with collaborative writing techniques, the group’s original sound began to take shape. The result was dynamic. Unfiltered, untamed, and powerfully expressive, Winter’s Descent was born.
The band spent several years writing material and playing the local rock scene, consistently turning heads with the raw intensity of their live performances. They found the perfect melodic accompaniment when they met lead guitarist, Scott Bish. His shredding solos and soaring leads provided symmetry to Descent’s thundering low end and brought depth and imagination to their sound.
Their vision was fully realized when they were joined by rhythm guitarist, Rob Johnston, whose talented picking and crafty writing style completed their ensemble and opened new doors of creative inspiration for the group. Johnston’s original song, Crash and Burn, smashed through boundaries and has come to represent the union between Descent’s raw presence and fascinating musical intellect.
Winter’s Descent has since recorded their first studio release, Zero Hour, a four song EP with more to follow. The band has performed at festivals, concerts and events at Altar Bar, Saddle Ridge, 31st Street Pub, and other Pittsburgh rock venues. Their unique style, magnetic stage presence and stunning performances continue to enthrall audiences and have made them one of Pittsburgh’s most quickly emerging heavy rock groups.
Current Single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmcQbfo-gDA
Independent Singer/Songwriter – Hakim Rasheed
Hakim Rasheed has emerged as a truly great young R&B singing talent. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Hakim began singing at an early age and has gained respect and admiration as a performer in and outside of Pittsburgh. Some of his accomplishments include an appearance on WPXI TV’s “Gimme the Mike,” Where he was chosen among some 1000 auditioners to become one of just thirty contestants chosen to sing in the popular reality show. He also performed at the prestigious MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas for the USA World Showcase. He made his national debut with the single “Decision Time” (www.myspace.com/hakimrasheed) released on Koch Records in 2008 (now E1 Music), which is the biggest independent record label in America. Hakim is the two-time Best Male singer in The Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards, and the winner of more than a dozen talent competitions, including Pittsburgh’s Got Talent, and Claddagh’s Got Talent, where he won the 2000.00 dollar prize. He has shared the stage with such greats as Raheem DeVaughn, Elliot Yamin of American Idol, and Ryan Tedder, and most recently headlined the Legendary “Hard Rock Live” for the release of his incredible new album, “Soular Eclipse,” which he self released, and which includes contributions from Formula 412′ s Akil Esoon, Manny DeAnda, formerly of the platinum selling group Pretty Ricky and Pittsburgh legends Crave, and produced by hitmaker Van Taylor, from Michael Jackson’s hometown of Gary Indiana.
Hakim is thankful to God, family and friends, and to the great city of Pittsburgh for their support.
Current Single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkFJFFdoJCg