As a former #1 Myspace artist, John Vesely, better known as Secondhand Serenade, went on to sell over 2 million units of his hit single "Fall For You" which hit the top of the charts. After touring the world, delivering 4 releases and playing on numerous television shows, John is back in the studio once again prepping his next release.
On September 11, 2012, John released the album "A Naked Twist In My Story" which peaked at #58 on the iTunes Top 200 Albums list as well as #19 on the top Alternative Albums list on iTunes. The body of work (his first since parting with Glassnote Records) is a re-record of the album "A Twist In My Story" with each song recorded in a fresh light. All the tracks were done with acoustic / orchestral production, catering to the fans who fell in love with his first album, "Awake".
Secondhand's next album was funded entirely by his fans via Pledge Music. It will be a full band album and is expected to be completed later this year.
Alex Goot is a one man pop rock and acoustic band from Poughkeepsie, New York. He provides the vocals, drums, guitars, keyboards & programming for all his songs, some of which are his own written work and others, covers of classic and modern pop songs.
He began recording music in 2004 at the age of 16 and since then has gained popularity from his profiles on websites such as Purevolume and Myspace, on which he distributes some of his music and provides news and regular updates to his increasing fanbase on his progress. Goot also maintains one to one contact with his fans via such websites and loves to hear from those who appreciate his work.
His most recent work includes his debut album entitled ‘Arranged Noise’ released in 2008, a three track EP ‘Read My Mind’ released in 2009 and his latest release a covers album ‘Songs I Wish I Wrote’ in 2010.
The Madison Letter
“Patience is key”; a phrase that describes a principle The Madison Letter has been learning since the band formed in February of 2010, but has rewarded them in opportunities few others have the chance to experience.
With influences from a wide spectrum of artists including Colbie Caillat and The Script to Anberlin and Taking Back Sunday, The Madison Letter delivers a fresh, mainstream sound with strong vocal, melodic, lyrical, and rhythmic elements that made you fall in love with music in the first place.
The three founding members of The Madison Letter met while attending Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. Clayton Jones, 20, lead vocal and guitar, from St. Louis, Missouri, had already released two solo albums, “Volunteer” and “Hear Eye Go,” before forming the band. Phil Ortiz, electric lead guitar and background vocals, is a 21-year-old from Sugar Grove, Illinois, whose former band The Long Haired Chihuahuas made it to the top 20 on the TV show “The Next Great American Band”. Drummer Tyler Ross, Meadville, Pennsylvania, had previously played with In The Blind, touring with bands like Willet and The Ember Days. The newest member of the group, joining the three others in 2011, is Mitch Schrock, bass and background vocals, from Burr Oak, Michigan.
The band’s first single, “You’re More Beautiful,” was recorded in January of 2011 at Groove Kitchen Studio, in Greenville, Illinois, with engineer Luke DeJaynes. They’ve also recorded with Stephen Leiweke (Jars of Clay, Dave Barnes, Joy Williams of The Civil Wars,), at Yackland Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, releasing their first EP, “Patience,” on April 15th, 2011, and their second single “Just Believe” in July 2011 as a free download. The band enjoys touring when able to do so, having played in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma, Indiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Texas.
The Madison Letter carries a deeper meaning to its members than most band names; theirs symbolizes a personal philosophy. Referring to a letter written by President James Madison in which he declared that a nation without God at its core could not survive, The Madison Letter believes the same is true in their own lives, in their music, and most importantly, in the success of the band.