R&B | Soul
Supporting Acts: Halley Washington, Skye Green, DJ H Holla MacArthur
Singer, songwriter, producer. Born on June 25, 1987, in Oakland, California. MacArthur grew up singing in and playing drums for his church choir and was inspired by such musical artists as Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Tank, D'Angelo & Usher. Over the years he honed his self taught ability to sing & play the piano and at the age of 19 dropped out of college to go on tour as the lead singer for Tony Toni Tone in 2008. Working alongside legendary artist and producer D'Wayne Wiggins, Elijah Baker and touring/sharing stages with artists such as Keith Sweat, Jada Kiss, Goapele, Ludarcris, Too $hort, Next, Eric Benet, DJ Quik, Trey Songz, Johnny Gill, Bell Biv Devoe, Boys II Men, Dru Hill, Bobby Brown, Guy, Lenny Williams, Rufus, and Morris Day & the Time has indeed broadened the spectrum of his musical influence. MacArthur has developed a unique style and delivers a message through his music with undeniable charisma backed up by his solid vocal and musical ability. His debut album "Trouble in Paradise" features love songs kissing many different genres all written and produced by himself. Available Dec. 7 2012. MacArthur currently has a single in rotation on the radio titled "Girl" produced by EVENODDS' artist/producer Money Alwayz. R.O.D.
THE R.O.D PROJECT...... Roderick Cudjo better known as “R.O.D” is the hottest R&B/Soul artist coming out the Bay Area in 2006. Following in the foot steps of artist like Keyshia Cole, Goapele, and Tone Tony Toni. R.O.D is poised to put the Bay Area back on the map for R&B/Soul. Using his talents for singing which were instilled by his father and from participating in the church's choir as a youth, R.O.D has been able to create his own unique sound. If one was forced to draw comparisons, R.O.D’s sound is a cross between the smooth expressive essence of modern R&B sensation DWELE and the rich gospel flavor of soul legend Stevie Wonder. R.O.D is the element the music industry has been lacking and is conquering the Bay Area by storm and soon the World. R.O.D. landed a #` hit on KMEL in 2010 with the single "Can't Stand You" produced by EVENODDS artist/producer Money Alwayz, which landed him a single deal with E1 Records (fka Koch Records) and the video aired as "New Joint of the Day" on BET's 106 and Park! RossiSings
The passion for singing and being involved in the world of entertainment Rossi acquired at a very early age is no longer a dream, it is gradually becoming a reality. It is hard to believe that at the age of 17, Rossi found himself slowly loosing his passion while in a singing group with friends. When his group members began showing signs that they were heading down a path that he was unsure he was ready to take, his interest in performing began to fade and singing was no longer fun for him. Rossi decided to take a break from singing and get more involved with sports, but deep down his longing to sing for the world was still there, and would soon come back to life. Rossi comes from a very large family, being the second of six siblings. Although his family has deep East Coast roots, Rossi is undoubtedly a West Coast representer, hailing from Richmond, CA. Raised by solely his mother, Rossi always had a strong desire to provide for his family and assure his mother that she wouldn’t have to work as hard her entire life. One day, Rossi was home alone, thinking about life and what he could make of his own and just began to sing. He sung so loud and for so long that when he stopped, his voice was gone. Two weeks went by, and he noticed he still wasn’t able to hold a note to its fullest potential. Rossi worried that because he wasn’t using his gift it was now being taken away from him, that’s when he realized how much his music truly meant to his livelihood. Having a new found drive and fire to entertain, Rossi began searching for a place to develop his sound. All of Rossi’s close friends were also trying to gain respect as musical artist, so they decided to band together and collectively work towards becoming successful, calling themselves HBK (Heartbreak Kids). Since Rossi’s back and forth struggle with his music and finding where his passion truly lies, he has accomplished things that surely show a bright future is in his reach. Landing two songs on KMEL, the #1 Bay Area Hip-Hop and R&B radio station, and being featured on various award winning blogs, including Singers Room and Vlad TV, Rossi is definitely making a name for himself in this extremely competitive industry.