SHOWCASING: APRIL 5 – 3:30PM
(ISO: $1800 / 3 IN 5: $1600 / 5 IN 7: $1300)
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 ICARUS ACCOUNT
SHOWCASING: APRIL 6 – 8:35PM
(ISO: $1250 / 3 IN 5: $1150 / 5 IN 7: $950)
The brothers Ty and Trey, that make up The Icarus Account, are living their dream as professional musicians writing songs that strike an emotional chord with their listeners. As The Icarus Account, they’ve learned a lot about writing and performing, but ultimately the goal has never changed. “We try to write songs that are honest and relatable,” Trey shares. “One of the most beautiful things about writing songs is that it proves how connected all of us really are. We get messages all the time where people tell us that our songs ‘say everything they are feeling but didn’t know how to express.’ To me it’s really humbling because I’ve never met that person before and yet they are feeling the same feelings that we had when we wrote the song.” The duo continues to pursue this passion of moving an audience. In fact, it is writing with that same purpose and passion that makes each of their albums feel new and unique.
DJ SPIN’S MUSICAL ROULETTE
SHOWCASING: APRIL 6 – 9PM
(ISO: 2750 / 3 IN 5: $2200 / 5 IN 7: $1900)
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 theres a style of music you don’t want on the wheel, we can swap the genres about to tailor the party to suit.
THROWBACK TIME MACHINE
MOVED UP FROM ALT TO SHOWCASE: APRIL 7 – 11:45 AM
(ISO: $2650 / 3 IN 5: $2200 / 5 IN 7: $1950)
Throwback Time Machine is quite simply the best party ever. A video dance party that transports the audience back in time to the beginnings of pop music and takes them through its evolution right up to the present day. Every memorable song, every cheesy dance routine and every feel-good sing-along from the past 40 years is played live by our resident DJ and broadcast through our two massive screens. Each decade is introduced by ‘the Doc’ our time travelling party-starter who’ll give you on-screen instructions that’ll help you figure out your Macarena from your Harlem Shuffle.
Featuring a fantastic stage set-up, some highly interactive dance routines where the audience actually become part of the show and, of course, our outrageous resident DJ, Throwback Time Machine will have the crowd moving like no other showcasing act. A club hit now ready to rock the campus entertainment scene.
ALTERNATE (7th High Tech)
(ISO: $3900 / 3 IN 5: $2900 / 5 IN 7: $2500)
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.
ALTERNATE (13th High Tech)
(ISO: $1500 / 3 IN 5: $1350 / 5 IN 7: $1250)
Brian Thompson, better known by his stage name, Stealing Oceans, is an American hip hop artist from Andover, Massachusetts now living in Nashville, TN. A versatile musician, Thompson switches between acoustic written songs that pull at the heart to synth driven party songs that make you want to dance. Best known for his live show, Thompson and his band were nominated for “Best Live Act” at the 2015 Nashville Industry Music Awards and “Best Funk/Reggae/Fusion Band” in 2016.
In 2014, Thompson joined forces with saxophone player/producer Ryan Swinehart. Swinehart, a native of Chesapeake, VA, graduated from Belmont University in 2012 with a degree in Audio Engineering. Swinehart has played a key role in the success of the band not only as a stand out performer but a major component in the production and engineering of the S/O sound.
Thompson has written songs with Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Trey Bruce, Victoria Horne (Lady V) and many other great songwriters. In the summer of 2016, Thompson teamed up with the songwriting powerhouse duo of Schmarx and Savvy (Roundhill Music) to begin the writing and recording of his newest project, I Am Stealing Oceans.
BETH // JAMES
ALTERNATE (5th Roving)
(ISO: $1250 / 3 IN 5: $1100 / 5 IN 7: $950)
The duo was recently selected as one of Kerrville Folk Festival’s 2016 New Folk regional finalists, are finalists in NewSong’s national LEAF 2016 Singer-Songwriter Competition, and won top honors in the 2016 Indie International Songwriting Competition (Folk category). Each are highly acclaimed songwriters and performers in their own right as well. Jordan won the John Lennon Songwriting Battle of the Bands competition at the age of 18. He’s also toured the country with his own music and is a sought after guitar player for famous R&B artists like Ndambi and Avant. Mikaela has been a finalist in singer-songwriter competitions like the Telluride Troubadour Competition, Kerrville New Folk Competition, and Mountain Stage NewSong Contest (Southwest region). She is an in-demand vocalist and has sung background vocals for R&B diva, Chrisette Michele, and pop star Ben Folds.
Together Jordan & Mikaela are writing new music, playing shows, and recording their debut EP to be released in Fall 2016. When not in Austin, they can be found touring the country, playing everywhere from seasonal festivals to timeless music halls and intimate living rooms.”