Stroke 9 has sold millions of copies of their 8 studio albums, and played countless clubs and theaters for legions of adoring fans all over the world. Stroke 9 burst onto the millennial alt-rock radio scene with their #1 hit “Little Black Backpack,” from the platinum-selling “Nasty Little Thoughts.” Following several national and world tours, the band came back with the chart-topping album “Rip It Off,” featuring the hit singles “Kick Some Ass” and “Do It Again.” Their music has been featured in numerous commercial ads, as well as in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Malcolm In The Middle,” “Scrubs,” and other film and TV shows.
Soraia epitomizes raw power, unrelenting energy, chaos, and freedom. Born in 2005, ZouZou Mansour and Travis Smith are the core of this group. Their songwriting is rooted in early garage rock with strong dynamics and melody. And their live show is frenetic and intensely interactive. Soraia’s ferociously intoxicating live shows are their trademark calling card. ZouZou has been referred to as “a true mix of Iggy Pop and Joan Jett” onstage. They have toured constantly throughout the US, playing the dingiest corner dive bar, to the most massive amphitheaters. Their career includes playing Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center as well as The Rave in Milwaukee. Soraia has four studio albums, one live cd, two EP’s, and countless singles. Their garnered their first #1 song with their attitude-laden, punk cover of The Kinks’ “(I’m Not) Like Everybody Else” on rock radio in South America. Little Steven Van Zandt’s SiriusXM Radio Station “The Underground Garage” chose Soraia’s “Love Like Voodoo” as the #2 “Coolest Song of 2013” and their cover of The Kinks’ “(I’m Not) Like Everybody Else” from “Soraia Lives!” as the #5 “Coolest Song of 2014.”
Band website: http://www.soraia.com
Rad and Kell is an eclectic Soul/Pop band based out of Philadelphia, Pa. Matt Radomile and Kelly McGlynn began as a songwriting duo in college. Along the way they were joined by Matt Lobach (keys), Vernell “Dooder” Mincey (Drums) and Jerome Yancey (Bass). In early 2016 they released their first full length album, “Give Me Gravity”. Singles from the album have received airplay on 93.7 WSTW and 88.5 WXPN. The music video for “Heavy On The Pedal” won “Best Music Video” from 93.7 WSTW’s Homey Awards. After 50+ shows in the summer of 2016, Rad and Kell are writing and recording new material as well as playing local shows in the Philadelphia Area.
Danielle and Jennifer are a dynamic and diverse sister duo driven by strong harmonies backed with piano, guitar and ukulele. Danielle and Jennifer’s single, “The First Time You See Me” was nominated for a Homey Award for Best Pop Song” on WSTW’s Hometown Heroes and continues to get airplay. Danielle and Jennifer have been featured on The NBC Philadelphia 10! show. They have opened for national touring acts including The Veronicas, Lifehouse, Tyler Bryant and The shakedown, Hydra Melody, Deleasa, Saving Abel, Matt Cermanski and Mycle Wastman of The Voice. Danielle and Jennifer have also performed for Charity Events such as Ronald MacDonald camp for Childhood Cancer, Elephants for Autism, Brainfest – Supporting Brain Cancer awareness and research, Love AC festival supporting Mammal life. They started singing and acting professionally at the young ages of 3 and 6 years old. Danielle was “Young Cosette” in the Broadway show “Les Miserables” for 2 years and 9 months and Jennifer has been on “Law & Order” and “All My Children”. They have a long list of experience of years on Broadway, Off Broadway (House Of Bernarda Alba, The Alchemist, A for Adultery), TV (Law & Order, All My Children, Guiding Light), Commercials (Numerous National Commercials such as Wendy’s, Kodak, Campbells, AT&T, Lowe’s, Spaghettios, Franceso Rinaldi), Voiceovers (Blue’s Clues, Lowe’s, Spaghettios, Volvo, Royal Caribbean), Jingles (Pepsi, Hess Truck), Charmin, Curad, Nickelodeon), Film (LBS, Corn, Olivia) Readings (Night of The Hunter, Tale of Two Cities), Print (Sears, Boscovs, Child Magazine). .
Band website: www.danielleandjennifer.com
Petie and Tony have been performing together as a duo since 2012. The sister and brother musicians cover a variety of genres including pop, jazz, rock, country and blues to name a few. Both Petie and Tony went to Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert school of Music for their undergrad. Petie majored in Music therapy and currently works as a board certified music therapist with the population of hospice. Tony majored in sound recording with a concentration in composition and guitar. Both enjoy creating and performing music together and are both members of their father’s nine-piece band, Del’s Groove.
Under the Director, Hector Ramirez, the Cardinal O’Hara Marching Band performs for crowds at football games in the fall and as a Concert Band in the Winter and Spring. Band at Cardinal O’Hara High School is a “major” subject, meaning that students receive a grade for participation in the program. It is a class on the roster, just like English, math, or history. There are individual instrumental lessons worked into the curriculum; offering brass percussion and woodwinds. Lessons are taught by instructors who are expert teachers and performers on their instruments. The Concert Band performs concerts, for school events, and travels every other year to participate in competitions and adjudications. The Marching Band plays the halftime show at O’Hara varsity football games. The Marching Band is featured in both the Springfield and Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day parades. They have had the honor of leading the Philadelphia Phillies into opening day at Citizen’s Bank Park since 2004.