Da$Htone is a chicago 'organic hip-hop' collective that centers around the rhyming of main MC Da$h pasulka, backed up by a smooth live band and soul singers as well as traditional DJ type hip-hop production touches. "The sound of Da$htone smoulders...the players have a decidedly sultry, retro, almost 'quiet storm' vibe that provides a chill background for Da$H to show his skills over. the varying flows riding old-school soul type playing create a tension that brings you in." --entertheshell.com
Ethan is effortlessly charismatic. From his solo acoustic shows to his full band performances, Ethan showcases immense musical talent in both his vocal abilities and his guitar playing. This Chicago born-and-raised singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is a captivating performer. The sweet taste of his smooth and powerful vocals coupled with the intensity of his passionate lyrics pave the way for his listeners to embrace their story in a fresh way. While breaking free of generic molds, Ethan Butler unveils an eclectic repertoire that is both familiar and new. His unique Urban-Pop-Rock sound derives from the likes of Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, The Police, Maroon 5, Gary Clark Jr., Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and more.
Ethan Butler Is currently preparing to release a live EP at the end of spring followed by a studio EP release later this year. He made it to the Battle Rounds on Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice and got to work closely with Adam Levine. Since then, Ethan has performed and lived in Los Angeles and Nashville, and is currently based out of Chicago.
Ethan’s colorful melodies, vocal integrity, and musicianship are sure to impress and engage both the keen listener and the fellow artist.
OBY is a big band collective project that can have up to 16 musicians/singer playing on stage at any given time. The band was was founded in the halls of the Columbia College Chicago Music Center in February. Since then OBY has built a very strong and loyal fan base. When asked about the genre and style of music they play they call it "Big Band Hip Hop." That consists of jazz, gospel, funk, and hip hop influences. The band writes and produces music that is positive and thought provoking.