We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Covington, KY at NACA Mid-America! Degy.com is your resource for all of our conferences and showcasing acts this fall. Cruise through to read up on each act, watch some video and listen to tunes to get ready for the weekend, or follow up on any of our acts you saw or met! And get in touch with your Degy agent for blocks already forming.
DJ SPIN’S MUSICAL ROULETTE
(RUNNING FOR ON-SITE… so be sure to vote!!!)
Introducing the brand new touring dance party from the guys who brought you Headphone Disco and Throwback Time Machine – DJ Spin’s MUSICAL ROULETTE.
Get ready to take part and bust some moves on the dance-floor with the most exciting and interactive student party ever. Imagine a dance party where the music is controlled by the people on the dancefloor…where the dj has no idea what styles he needs to play next…where Hip Hop takes on Pop and EDM… This is MUSICAL ROULETTE!
At every Musical Roulette party the stage is set with our 6ft tall all signing all dancing spinning wheel of fortune style roulette wheel. The DJ takes stage beside the wheel and invites students up onto the stage area every 15 minutes to give it a spin, where the wheel stops no one knows, but when it does stop it selects a specific genre of the music. Its then over to our superstar DJ who will cut up and scratch his way through that style until its time to spin the wheel again! No 2 Musical Roulette shows will ever be the same as its down to the wheel to determine whats next!
POP – PARTY – EDM – ROCK – THROWBACK – HIP HOP – 90s – 100% BOYS – 100% GIRLS – COUNTRY
Don’t worry if there’s a style of music you don’t want on the wheel, we can swap the genres about to tailor the party to suit.
SCOTT & CHRIS
SHOWCASING: OCT 26 – 4:40PM
After years of song writing and performing locally as solo artists, Nashville’s newest up-and-coming duo Scott & Chris are joining forces and bringing their eclectic show on the road.
At the age of 5, Scott Wesley was writing his first songs on an old piano out of his parents Chicago home. By high school, he was penning contracts with labels,licensing music to Microsoft, and performing at SXSW. In 2012, Scott moved to Nashville to pursue his dreams as a singer/songwriter.
Growing up outside a small Kansas town, Chris Housman began his musical journey at the age of 7 when he taught himself to play the fiddle. Growing up listening to everything from Bluegrass to Motown, Chris marinates his diverse musical inspiration with small-town soul.
Combined, Scott & Chris have years of experience performing at various venues and festivals, including over 100 colleges and universities across the nation. They pull some of their favorites from their wide variety of musical influences to create an energetic set that appeals to all music lovers.
SHOWCASING: OCT 26 – 7:45PM
American Idol winner KRIS ALLEN, is most known for his TREMENDOUS pop radio hit single “Live Like We’re Dying” which went on to sell multi-platinum. Kris recently moved to Nashville TN and put out his latest full length album entitled “Letting You In.” He has a new radio single called “Love Will Find You” and a Christmas album that was one of the most popular of this past holiday holiday season.
Kris is showcasing October 26th at 7:45pm and will be in the Degy Booth in the marketplace afterwards. So be sure to come say hi, take a selfie, get some swag and some more info on pricing, routing, and avails!
SHOWCASING: OCT 28 – 12PM
The Burgeoning’s name represents their musical M.O.; they are a fresh take on what rock means in this generation’s musical landscape. The Bensalem, Pennsylvania-based band’s never-ending pursuit of adventure and self-discovery drives their signature brand of poppy yet inventive indie rock. The four-piece is made up of brothers Logan and Alex Thierjung on vocals and bass respectively, lead guitarist Mark Menkevich, and drummer Brandon Bradley. Born from the early songwriting sessions of Logan and Alex in 2011, The Burgeoning’s sound is a combination of the various musical influences of its members. Logan’s admiration of trailblazing British indie rock manifests in his crunchy guitar riffs and, at times, delicate vocals while Brandon’s propulsive drumming is a result of his tenure performing with church groups at an early age. Mark’s sugary guitar melodies reveal his love of all things Beatles, and Alex’s rumbling bass lines pay homage to the 90’s alt-rock giants who formed the genre. Their debut EP, Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm, showcases The Burgeoning’s captivating melodies and haunting lyrics across six tracks of raw, millennial angst. Independently released in early 2014, the EP was a solid introduction to Philadelphia’s underground music scene and soon spawned a loyal #TeamBurge fan base. The band is currently rocking crowds with their energetic live shows while prepping for a spring tour with dates to be announced. Now the band is releasing the EP to the masses on October 14th. These alt-rock newcomers’ individual styles blend to become a unified sound with a distinct, shared mission—to take a sonic journey through the hearts and imaginations of their listeners by drawing them into The Burge’s philosophy of unity, discovery, and growth. In this band’s movement, there is no end to the adventure; only new ones to begin.
SHANE & EMILY
SHOWCASING: OCT 28 – ROVING
Shane and Emily are a fresh, positive and fun husband and wife duo who play a mixture of folk, pop, and jazz covers as well as their own original music at Disney Springs regularly, and other venues in Florida. They have opened up for Echosmith and travel the country in the RV that they live in with their cat.
SHOWCASING: OCT 28 – 10:30PM
Headphone Disco are the inventors of the ‘silent dance party’ format and have been touring the world for the past 7 years.
Performing some huge college shows led to them being voted ‘Best Novelty Act’ 2013 by the readers of Campus Activities Magazine in March of last year. So how does it work?
We arrive at your school (or showcase!) with our 2 resident DJs and our 2 channel wireless headphones
Our DJs spin 2 different styles of music side by side over 2 different wireless channels.
Guests select which DJ they want to listen to using the switch on their headphones (provided by us) then get busy on the dancefloor.
Imagine a dancefloor where one half of the crowd are singing along to One Direction while the other half are doing The Wobble! Bizarre, mind-blowing but most of all a huge amount of fun.
Headphone Disco will be showcasing (Special Events) February 20th at 11:30pm AND will have a booth next to our Degy booth.
FREE DAPS is a group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform.
After bringing authentic freestyle to both Disney World & Universal Studios, and with clout in both the underground hip-hop & improv scenes internationally, FREE DAPS is ready to bring their brand of hilarious, impressive improv musicality to you.
Our team has provided entertainment for everything from college event nights to weddings to bat mitzvahs. We’ve even created top-of-the-line experiences for companies like Darden Restaurants. So contact us now to get a once-in-a-lifetime performance for your next event!
THE ASIA PROJECT
Since 2009, The Asia Project has toured over 450 colleges with an acoustic music poetry act that has amazed audiences all over the country. On the microphone is Asia Samson: writer, poet and part-time ninja. He has been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam and has shared the stage with such artists as Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, DMX, Mos Def, Dead Prez & KRS-One. Accompanying him on the guitar is his brother-in-law Jollan who uses music to create an atmosphere that brings poetry to emotional levels you would never expect. Together they have been featured on TEDx, Button Poetry, & have worked with companies like Disney and To Write Love On Her Arms. They have broken college-booking records for the most booked poetry act garnering them the awards of APCA College Performer of the Year and thrice APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year. Okay, so maybe Asia isn’t the ninja we said he was but we can guarantee- you will have never seen them coming.
LIGHT IT UP: DJ MASTER CLASS & DANCE PARTY
With superstar DJs like Skrillex and Deadmau5 selling out arena tours and with more kids picking up turntables than are picking up guitars it seems that we really are in an era where ‘everyone wants to be a DJ’.
With our unique event that’s exactly what your students will be able to do. They can learn the skills required from our resident DJs at our hands-on ‘Be The DJ’ masterclass and then put them to use in front of their fellow students by spinning at our insane ‘Light It Up’ dance party.
On one side our event is a unique and truly interactive experience based on ‘learning outcomes’ designed to teach students about creative expression through turntablism and DJ culture. On the other it’s a massive dance-party designed to drive footfall to your late night programming and most importantly to be fun! Educational, inspirational and a great night out.
BIG BOUNCE AMERICA
The Big Bounce America is 10,000 square feet of full-on inflatable fun on a 100ft by 100ft footprint. We’ve worked alongside the biggest manufacturer of inflatable structures in the USA to create a thrilling and memorable event experience that appeals to families, teenagers and any adults who still remember how to find fun in bouncing and flopping around something big and inflatable.
There are various ‘zones’, each with a theme and each with it’s own activity-based entertainment. We’ve included an inflatable obstacle course for all you budding ninja warriors, there’s basketball hoops for those big-air slam dunks and we’ve built a giant slide that takes you outside the main structure into a massive domed ball-pit. There’s an inflatable forest, giant inflatable jungle animals, inflatable cars, boats and four-poster beds for you to bounce around in and a special VIP section featuring a private foam-pit and chill out zone.
And from a circular stage in the very center of the Big Bounce structure is the DJ booth / nerve center of the whole experience. It’s 50% activity, 50% crazy dance party and 100% the biggest bounce house in America!
Get in touch with your Degy Agent to learn more about this brand new and exciting experience from Degy Dance!