Thanks for joining us at NACA South in Chattanooga! If you missed any of our showcasing artists, we got you covered! Scroll through our conference recap for video and info on each act and click on the conference one-sheet above to zoom in on pricing.

THE ICARUS ACCOUNT

SHOWCASING: OCT 6 – 2PM

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.

The Icarus Account will be in the Degy Booth in the marketplace afterward their showcase. So be sure to come say hi and get some more info on pricing, routing, and avails and meet the guys!

 

HEADPHONE DISCO

SHOWCASING: OCT 6 – 10:50PM (Special Events Showcase)

Launched in the UK in 2007, Headphone Disco are the inventors and originators of the ‘silent dance party’ format and have been touring their show around the world for the past 10 years. Degy is proud to exclusively rep Headphone Disco in the US and Canada to colleges, festivals, corporate events, marketing campaigns and even house parties!

Having started in the college market winning multiple programming awards, we’ve expanded, now offering Headphone Disco in  exciting new markets such as: creative marketing activations worldwide, San Diego Comic Con, Vancouver Pride Week and major music festivals like: Firefly Festival, North Coast Music Fest, Music Fest NW, Insomniac’s ‘Escape From Wonderland’, World Electronic Music Festival and the floating cruise ship fests: Rombello, 311 Cruise, The Rock Boat, to name a few.

So how does it work?

  1. We arrive at a venue with our 2 resident DJs and our 2 channel wireless headphones.
  2. Our DJs spin 2 different styles of music side by side over 2 different wireless channels.
  3. Guests take a pair of our headphones, select which DJ they want to listen to using the switch on their headphones then get busy on the dance floor.

*We now offer 3 channel headsets as well as “Dry-Hire” packages where we can drop ship you everything you need to DJ your own party or event!

Imagine a dance floor where one half of the crowd are singing along to a Top 40 jam while the other half are raving to Skrillex! To a soundtrack that only they can hear! Bizarre, mind-blowing but most of all a huge amount of fun.

“Headphone disco is always an amazing event for students all across campus. You can’t go wrong with the incredible staff who are there to help put on a flawless event! Its’s definitely something we look forward to every year. “
                                                                                                                                     – Ilana Valins: Univ. of Delaware Major Events

Headphone Disco will be showcasing October 6th  at 10:50PM and will be hanging in the Degy Dance booth all weekend long. We’ll have plenty of giveaways and swag for you to bring home so don’t be shy, come try on the headphones in the booth and hang with our DJs!

SHANE & EMILY

SHOWCASING: OCT 7 – ROVING (All Day)

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.

Shane and Emily are the ROVING Showcase October 7th all day long at NACA SOUTH and will be in the Degy booth throughout the weekend so  be sure to stop by and say hi!

BLACK TIE STEREO

SHOWCASING: OCT 7 – 12 Noon

Hailing from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Black Tie Stereo has captivated audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. With a six-song EP and two singles released since their formation (with much more on the way), the group has already made a great jump into the original music scene. This young and energetic quartet has influences stemming from every genre of music, and therefore can appeal to any crowd. They feature soaring synths, pounding drums, rich bass, and funky guitar; all of which contribute to their full sound and high-energy stage presence. BTS is a young and dedicated group driven to take the entire music industry by storm.

The guys are showcasing October 7th at noon and will be hanging in the booth with Ari and Jeff during the Marketplace, so be sure to stop by, take a picture, say hi, and get some free stuff!!

JARED MAHONE

(ALTERNATE)

Jared Mahone is not your typical singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar. One grin and quick witty remark from Jared make him an easy guy to like. His soulful, funky tunes filled with genuinely thoughtful lyrics make him easy to remember. His original style, soulful vocals and unbelievable beatbox showcase make him impossible to forget. As one of the most booked performers in the college market, Jared completed 500+ shows across the country including a campus tour with 90 concerts in less than 120 days. His “Mixtape Project” allowed fans to hear a new song from him every week in 2010 and now the favorite songs from the project make up his new full-length album. The record was created by an all-star team including producer Jerry DePizzo of O.A.R., Grammy award winning mix engineer Mike Landolt (Maroon 5), and Brian Lucey (The Shins, The Black Keys).

Jared will be hanging in the Degy Booth this weekend and we will make sure to let everyone know if and when he movess up from an Alternate into a showcase spot.

SCRATCH & BANG

(ALTERNATE)

Introducing, Scratch & Bang; a dynamic and energetic live concept rocking venues, festivals and college campuses. Formed with the aim of creating a new type of act the duo have developed and refined their show into an explosive and energetic live experience.
On the Technics 1210’s is DJ Corleone, a renowned and respected turntablist in his own right. Playing opposite is Mike Bowers, a hard working and talented drummer with years of live experience
Together they de-construct, re-edit and remix massive dancefloor fillers live and on the fly in an uproarious stage show. While Corleone chops-up and scratches tracks the audience know and love Mike loops some insane live drum breaks over the top creating a wholly interactive show that not only sounds amazing but is visually stunning too.
A campus favorite, Scratch & Bang form the bridge between ‘live act’ and ‘dance party’ making them an excellent showcase choice.

MAGIC WARDROBE

(ALTERNATE)

Introducing ‘The Magic Wardrobe – Costume Dance Party’ blending costume, theatrics and DJ skills to create an insane and truly unique live experience. Already a massive hit on the European club and festival circuit the Magic Wardrobe is now set to bring it’s good-vibes, different themed events and costume changes to US colleges. At this fun dance party, guests are actively encouraged to be a living, breathing part of each show by coming in a costume relevant to each tour’s theme. Didn’t get the ‘dress up’ memo? Don’t worry, we supply props with every booking to add to the party too!

At the center of the madness is our resident DJ who hosts the party madness! One man, who loves to dress up, will provide the soundtrack and guidance for famous dance-routines. With his sick DJ skills and a bag full of the biggest feel-good club anthems guaranteed to get any party started! Watch him whip, watch him nae nae and watch him do it all in some amazing outfits.

Smile… Every Magic Wardrobe party comes with a custom designed state of the art ‘photo booth’ which is open from when the party starts for everyone to use throughout the night! All the pictures taken get uploaded directly to whatever social media site you guys choose, so make sure you strike a pose…

Every Magic Wardrobe party comes with a dress up party theme to give students some ideas for what costumes to go for, here are our current themes to choose from –

* Spring Break Beach Party

* Superheroes & Villains

* Hogwarts Hoedown

* Zombie Prom

* Back To The 90s

If none of these grab your imagination don’t worry, you can come up with your own theme! Just let us know what you want to go with and we can tailor the party to suit. Every Magic Wardrobe event comes with a ‘prop box’ to be used to add to the party flavor! Each box has enough whacky giveaways to cover upto 100 students, if you think you might want some more goodies to give away just let us know and we can arrange to send you another box! From comedy celebrity masks and glo stuff to inflatable stage props and décor, there is plenty to use to help spice up the party!

NELLY’S ECHO

(ALTERNATE)

Nelly’s Echo is neither a band nor a solo musician, but a concept of the musical experience associated with its creator and led by guitarist and vocalist Nelson Emokpae. Nelly’s Echo also features drummer Thomas Morris, bassist Jordan Parks, and keyboardist Kameron Ralls. The adult alternative pop/rock band, inspired by soul music and contemporary singer/songwriters such as Jason Mraz, hails from Baltimore, Maryland, though Emokpae is a native of Lagos, Nigeria. The band has self-released four successful albums (Live Love ‘N Laugh (2007), Secrets to a Happy Life (2009), Journey (2013), and Voices (2015) in addition to having their version of the Bill Withers Classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine” reach #7 on the iTunes R&B charts while also having their original song, “Voices of the People” named a World Cup 2014 Super Song Top 20 semi-finalist.

Since 2009, Nelly’s Echo has performed at over 500 colleges across the United States in addition to countless performances in the Mid-Atlantic region at tradition clubs and casinos. Nelly’s Echo has also been requested to showcase their talents for personal/private events for clients such as Andretti Autosports, The Democratic National Convention after-party, The Baltimore Grand Prix, Boordy Vineyards, and Maryhill Winery, to name a few. In the summer of 2016, Nelly’s Echo delivered their first TedTalk at TedX Wilmington.

Nelly’s Echo has had the privilege of not only entertaining soldiers stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba but also participated in Season 3 of The Voice as a member of Team Christina. Nelly’s Echo has taken great pride in sharing the stage with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Travis McCoy, Sean Kingston, & Boyz II Men.

Relying on lessons learned from his childhood in Africa and his everyday experiences, Nelly’s Echo storytelling style has led to some comparing their musicality & storytelling to that of Jason Mraz and John Mayer. In the end, the goal of Nelly’s Echo is to use music to reach the four corners of the earth, while sharing the message of positivity, life, hope, and love to everyone that it comes in contact.

“I had so much fun listening to you right off the bat…I find you so interesting and compelling. I would love to be able to collaborate Ideas. It seems like with you the sky is the limit…I want to go to a concert; I want to see the whole show.”
— Christina Aguilera, National Recording Artists

MATT CERMANSKI

(ALTERNATE)

Matt Cermanski is an up and coming singer/songwriter from Phoenixville, PA who began singing at a very early age. When he was 13 years old, he purchased his first guitar and spent most of his time teaching himself how to play.

After spending the next few years writing music and performing at many historic East coast venues including The Trocadero Theater and The Colonial Theater, Matt wrote the single “Chapter One” which was recorded by the Grammy award-winning band The Trammps (Disco Inferno).

In 2013 Matt auditioned for season 5 of NBC’s hit vocal competition “The Voice” and became a contestant under the guidance of team leader Adam Levine (Maroon 5).

In January 2014, Matt relocated to Los Angeles in order to pursue his music career.

His debut EP “Long Road Home” is currently available on Spotify and iTunes.

PAUL PFAU

(ALTERNATE)

Paul Pfau (rhymes with “wow”) is an award-winning singer-songwriter from the rural hills of western Maryland. His sound is often likened to a fusion between John Mayer and Michael Buble because of his crooning voice and tasteful guitar playing. In 2011 Paul was nominated Best New Artist by the Washington Area Music Association, opened for The Lumineers, and jammed with the Beach Boys. In 2012 he began recording his debut full-length album, Happy To Be, with double-platinum recording engineer Sean Russell (Bruno Mars), which was mixed and mastered by grammy-award-winning engineers Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band) and Brad Blackwood (Maroon 5, Keith Urban, O.A.R). In 2013Happy To Be won a WAMMIE for Debut Album of the Year. His most recent efforts have gained him national exposure on season eight of NBC’s hit show “The Voice.” Paul auditioned with Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon” which turned the chairs of both Blake Shelton & Pharrell Williams (and almost Adam Levine ? ). Tune in to the video below to hear more about his experience on “The Voice.”