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Shana Halligan, most well known as the lead singer/songwriter of the sophisticated pop group Bitter:Sweet, stepped out on her own a few years ago. And, with more than 300,000 albums sold and 70+ album credits to her name, Halligan’s first solo endeavor, Paper Butterfly, continued to move the public, charting at #3 on iTunes.
Embarking on her solo career also afforded the Los Angeles native the ability to participate in a series of collaborations, most recently with electronic band innovators Thievery Corporation on their new album, “Saudade”. The “sultry songbird” co-wrote and sings the Washington DC duo’s new hit single “Depth of My Soul”, and also stars in its music video.
“The cinematic clip finds the song’s vocalist…riding a horse through a snowy landscape, stopping to gaze at frozen ex-lovers sitting on the side of the road. It makes for the perfect visuals for the brooding, melodrama of the bossa nova track.”
Riding the momentum and continuing with her artistic exploration, Halligan’s newest project, Shana & The Hooligans, is a collaboration with world renown producer and DJ, Captain Planet. The duo’s first single, “Get Gone”, which premiered on Vibe, is “an upbeat,
swing-style song, that maintains a retro aura fused with modern pop elements.” An updated reincarnation of Bitter:Sweet’s best, “Get Gone” has already been synched into a national Urban Decay Cosmetic campaign.
While the above are her most recent endeavors, the past few years provided Halligan with
the opportunity to stretch her musical muscles through a number of inspired collaborations.
Included among such soulful projects were: writing and recording with friend Serj
Tankian, best known as the lead singer of System Of A Down, to dance guru, Grammy
nominated Morgan Page, to Charles Webster, Wax Taylor, Carmen Rizzo, Eric Rosse,
Alex Cowan and Marc Collins. On the touring front, Halligan spent quite a bit of time
crisscrossing Europe with the French group Nouvelle Vague, which included a sold out
performance in London’s Royal Albert Hall, as well as winding up and down the West Coast
of the States touring her solo project.
As a historical reprise, Bitter:Sweet has been synched into more than 200 movies, television shows, and ad campaigns (some of which include Nurse Jackie, Dancing with the Stars, The Good Wife, Victoria’s Secret, Korbel, Bebe, Sex and The City, The Devil Wears Prada, Harry’s Law, Entourage, Lipstick Jungle (theme song), Duplicity (end title), Ninna Ricci perfume, Nip Tuck, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Cars 2, among others).
With music blaring through multiple mediums, it is difficult to comprehend “humble”
and “rock star” going hand-in-hand. Nevertheless, that sums up Halligan’s brilliance. She
pops; her music, her sex appeal, her sultry voice, her style, her lyrics that resonate and her approachability…it all simply works. But, of course, she’d never tell you this. Rather, she’d just prefer to focus on the music.
The daughter of Dick Halligan (composer, arranger), founding member of Blood Sweat & Tears, Halligan learned at an early age that there are no limits to how far you can go in music. “I’m not really scared of anything. There are so many different angles to work with now. But some things never change, you still have to tour and put out good records.”
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DJ/Producer Josh One has had a seamless ability to deliver a unique, original sound in his music. From the anthemic to the most eclectic of grooves, his music has been proven very difficult to categorize.
Josh One is recognized as one of Los Angeles & Orange counties finest and respected Dj’s. He had been performing nationally & worldwide through the early 90’s & 00’s and sharing the stages with the likes of: Mos Def, Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Sean Paul, The Roots, Kelis, J Dilla, The Black Eyed Peas, Cypress Hill, Gangstarr, Anthony Hamilton and many more.
Josh One’s debut recording as a solo artist was “Contemplation” in 2001. “Contemplation’s” most popular remix was the King Britt “Funke Mix.” It rose to the top of the European dance charts and going straight to #1 on the German dance charts. Soon to follow was the “Josh One Remix” the three time Grammy nominated, platinum songNappy Roots “Po Folks” on Atlantic Records. He then went on to remix the #1 Billboard hit Fitz & The Tantrums“Out Of My League” (2013) on Atlantic Records & The Who classic, “Won’t Get Fooled Again (2013.)”
His debut full-length album “Narrow Path” was released in 2004. Narrow Path featured the vocal talents of Aloe Blacc & Myka 9 as well as prolific the downtempo instrumentals, “Narrow Path” & “Grey Skies.” Having multiple media placements in TV & Film his song “Grey Skies” was used for the premiere episode of CSI New York and an Acura TL commercial. Josh One’s catalog has been featured in many other media placements such as: CSI Miami, CSI Vegas, VH1, MTV, ESPN and HBO. Josh One’s song “Miss Me” feat. Dena Deadly (2006) from the LP “Narrow Path” was nominated for a Grammy in the Urban/Alternative category. His second album “Tolerance” (2009) featured an array of brilliant artists and world class musicians. “Tolerance” also had done well in the media with the 3 of the 12 tracks featured on CSI on CBS. His recent release on his labelBoomnote Music, “Universal” with Eighty has recently been featured on the Microsoft “A New Generation Of PCs” commercial (2013).
In 2005, Josh One created Boomnote Music, his record label/production company. Since then Boomnote Music has gone on to release records with:Goapele, Blu, Ta’Raach, Uncle Imani of the Pharcyde, Lili De La Mora, Poet Name Life (Black Eyed Peas), Lateef The Truthspeaker (Latyrx), Beat Ventriloquists, Rosey, and Julie Walehwa (Contemplation) and Repeater.