Steve Broderick and The 100 Watt Suns
The 100 Watt Suns is an indie band on the coastline of Connecticut, in the shadow the of the Millstone reactor that plays nuclear roots rock. Sometimes it's smooth sailing, acoustic and stripped down, sometimes blistering and high octane. -
The 100 Watt Suns started after Steve Broderick, who’d spent 10 years on a tour bus singing in arenas with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, moved from his home in New York City up the coast a couple hours north near Mystic Connecticut.
James Mauri Four
'James Mauri has established himself as a dynamic singer-songwriter whose deep musicality is matched by his commanding lyrics. With a repertoire that frequently blurs lines between rock and folk, he has enjoyed airplay on local, college and major radio. James performs regularly in and around the northeast and is looking forward to touring the Northeast in 2014 in support of Four. The work on James’ debut EP, James Mauri / Four has been a collaborative effort between James and his backing band, including Arnie Cuozzo, Pete Ruello, and Rich Rivers.'
North Haven, Connecticut rock quintet Chaser Eight craft epic and moody rock that recalls the grandeur of David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Killers, and even Lana Del Rey. The group boasts bluesy and richly expressive vocals, mesmerizingly textured guitar playing, and a dynamic and imaginative rhythm section.Their third EP, At the 426, was released October 1, 2013 and pays homage to their home/recording studio/band clubhouse.This EP is a series of dichotomies, those best shown by the evolution of the four new original songs showcased on At the 426. Opening with "Never Enough," the band helps every scorned lover finally get over their relationship. Following up with "One Love", the band helps the same scorned lover know there's hope for them. "Heart to Heart" accepts that we all have differences, but can we make them work? And "Run, Run" leaves no doubt.
Chaser Eight has opened for The London Souls and The Radiators, and has headlined sold-out shows in Connecticut and New York City. The quintet’s music has been played, and is in heavy rotation, on Connecticut radio stations 99.1 WPLR and Radio 104.1. Currently, the group is featured in the pitching catalog of an esteemed film and TV synch-licensing publishing house, APM Music. The band recently made its TV debut, performing two songs on WTNH's Connecticut Style Stage 8. In addition, *AUDRA* had the remarkable distinction of auditioning three songs to The Rolling Stones’ iconic former manager, Andrew Loog Oldham.