Hey all, allow me to introduce my new favorite crooner Amber Lee of Amber and Little Criminals. Amber is a Brooklyn based indie/folk artist who proudly writes life songs, not love songs. Originating from Ontario, Amber has always felt like an artist at heart. She majored in film at Concordia, followed by studying business at both the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada and The Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. It wasn’t until the summer after her 19th birthday that she began playing the guitar and penning songs to accompany. She was hooked and quickly thereafter she worked her way out of the living rooms of friends and onto the stage of various venues across Canada and new york city, as she eventually accepted her calling. Her captivating voice is one you’ll immediately love and be drawn to. Her lyrics flow beautifully with each arrangement, backed by breath-taking instrumentals from bandmates Stefanie Bassett (Piano), Dan Wintersteen (Drums & Percussion), Larry Heinemann (Electric bass) and Alex Nguyen (Trumpet and Flugelhorn). Check out one of my favs, “Stages”, above and be sure to visit their iTunes page and snag yourself a copy of this great album!
B.ROSE & BAND
B.ROSE & BAND
Meet Brittany McKay aka B. Rose, a Las Vegas-based singer-songwriter known for mesmerizing crowds with her powerful voice, energy and stage presence. Enveloped by the amazing musicianship of her band consisting of young up-and-coming local artists, B. Rose has been making waves in the Las Vegas music scene for many years now.
In Episode 6 of the Artist Spotlight series, Raw Femme presents Mandy Joy, professional artist born and raised in Upstate New York. Mandy learned to sketch faces in a college art class. She did not pursue painting until she moved to Las Vegas 7 years ago and became inspired by the scenery of the area and regional Southwest. She began selling my work in spring 2013. Six months later, she was a full time artist.
In Episode 4 of the Artist Spotlight series, Raw Femme visits with Jessica Galindo owner of Leather Couture. Leather Couture is an avant-garde, luxury leather line of impeccably handcrafted accessories and handbags. Each work from Leather Couture is handcrafted and assembled in processes that can take anywhere from several hours to several days to produce. The designer, Jessica Galindo, hand-selects treasures she connects to and that reflect her aesthetic.
In Episode 3 of the Artist Spotlight series, Raw Femme visits with Kristel Nazareno owner of The Clean-Up. With both a cosmetology and barber background, Kristel J. Nazareno specializes in services from fades to cutting long length and styling. Kristel has made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry, pushing against boundaries, and serving up signature hairstyles with a woman's touch.
In Episode 1 Artist Spotlight series, Raw Femme is thrilled to present an exclusive interview with Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen of Smoke Season. We visited the talented duo during soundcheck for their killer show at Beauty Bar in Downtown Las Vegas.