UofM students produce and perform at the "Hear 901" Music Festival

April 19, 2017 - The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music's Blue TOM Records will feature the hottest acts from the University of Memphis during this year's Hear 901 music festival at The Bluff, a new music venue at 535 South Highland. The festival is set for Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. VIP tickets are $20.

The show's lineup includes The Band CAMINO, Aaron James, Kyndle McMahan, Sonic Pulse, Flirting with Sincerity and Haley Daniels. Hear 901 is produced entirely by UofM students.

After recently reaching 1 million streams on Spotify, The Band CAMINO is ready to hit the stage with new music for its fans. The Band CAMINO draws influence from giants of the current alt-rock scene, such as The1975, The Killers and Coldplay. Their debut EP "My Thoughts On You" allowed them to build a strong local fan base, and landed them a slot playing the 2016 Beale Street Music Festival. Their performance on the Hear 901 Festival will feature new tracks from their upcoming album release, Heaven.

Indie-folk artist Aaron James will be celebrating his album release at the Hear 901 festival. Inspired by folk storytellers like Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes and Half Moon Run, James' music explores the never ending journey of finding yourself. In his new EP "Caught in the Corner of a Half Moon," James makes sure that not one lyric is wasted nor note played without reason as he paints the path that travels throughout self-discovery.

Already known for her role in the Memphis Ukulele Band and the Mason Jar Fireflies, Kyndle McMahan has made quite the name for herself in Memphis. Her incredible voice has led to a strong local performance schedule and landed her in David Porter's Consortium MMT program as an Emerging Star.

Sonic Pulse, formerly Altars Ego, is a four-piece rock band based out of Memphis. Originally from Los Angeles, brothers Brandon and Tommie Closson moved to Memphis and joined forces with Tony Forte and Casey Triplett. Similar to Pearl Jam and The Eagles, Sonic Pulse creates a sound that is all its own.

After winning the Mississippi Music Foundation's New Artist of the Year award in 2015 and being nominated the following year for Songwriter of the Year, Flirting with Sincerity knew that its music was offering a new perspective about growing up. They take their admiration for theatrics, jazz, metal, soul and classic rock, and incorporate them all into their musical language.

Haley Daniels is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter with musical influences from SZA, Leon and Alessia Cara. Her diverse interests in different genres of music developed her sound of Soul-R&B Pop. Centering around self-reliance, Haley's music expresses a message of being able to love yourself with no limitations.

The Hear 901 music festival is produced by Blue Tom Records, a label managed entirely by University of Memphis students. In addition to this festival, the student label releases new albums every year and produces the annual This Is Memphis music festival during the fall semesters.

The title sponsor for Hear 901 is Green Machine Concerts.

All artists are available for interview to discuss this exciting event. To set up an appointment, contact Grace Hamm at 901.568.5118 or grace.hamm17@gmail.com.

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Grace Hamm
Blue TOM Records