2013 CMF Artists

Joshua Ledet - American Idol Season 11

Joshua Ledet – American Idol Season 11

Joshua Ledet is an American singer from Westlake, Louisiana.  In 2012 he placed third in the eleventh season of American Idol. He is known for his “soaring, church-bred brand of old school soul music.” When asked to tell something about himself that would surprise most people he stated it was that he only eats spicy food. His favorite male artist is Michael Jackson ”because his style in music is unique and genius.” Ledet would model his career like Jackson’s because he was able to help so many people. His favorite female artist is Whitney Houston because of her voice.

DeAndre Brackensick - American Idol S11

DeAndre Brackensick – American Idol S11

DeAndre Scot Brackensick was born on October 21, 1994 and is an American singer from San Jose, California. He finished in eighth place for the eleventh season of American Idol. Brackensick is currently signed to Truth Records and released his debut single “Her Crazy” on June 4, 2013 which is available on iTunes now!

AJ Rafael - Glee Project

AJ Rafael – Glee Project

AJ Rafael is an American musician of Filipino descent and internet celebrity. Originating from Moreno Valley, CA, he is best known for his original songs such as “I Just Want You” and “We Could Happen”. AJ appeared on the first season of Glee Project and also auditioned for American Idol in 2005. After American Idol, Rafael started posting on YouTube in 2006, and has since gotten nearly a half million subscribers and over 86,000,000 views. Some of his influences include Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, MYMP, The Beatles, John Legend and Bob Marley. In 2011, he was nominated to be a part of Billboard’s Battle of the Bands alongside Gentlemen Hall, Otenki, Hotels, Lightning Love and Side by Side.

Dave Lamar - The Voice Philippines

Dave Lamar – The Voice Philippines

Dave Lamar was born and raised in the Philippines. His mom is an American while his dad is Filipino. He started writing when he was 14 yrs old and has been singing for as long as he can remember. He was part of a duo with his brother, Micah, in 2008 and was immediately signed with MCA records in the Philippines. After four years, the duo was disbanded and Dave auditioned for The Voice of the Philippines. He made it onto #TeamSarah before he was dismissed during the battle rounds. Dave’s music ranges from acoustic to soul to rock to pop and his dream and goals are to entertain, encourage, and inspire through his music.

Ryan Wirtz - X Factor USA Season 1

Ryan Wirtz – X Factor USA Season 1

Recording artist Ryan Wirtz is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Chino Hills, California. He began singing at the age of seven and was inspired by his childhood idols Whitney Houston & Michael Jackson. His first big break came on the iconic “Showtime At The Apollo.” Ryan’s stirring rendition of ‘Ordinary People’ earned him a spot on Apollo’s annual ‘Best Of’ series which can still be seen in syndication. Following his performance many opportunities were presented to him including appearances on MTV’s “Star-maker” with P. Diddy, NBC’s America’s Got Talent & Good Day LA. With these experiences under his belt Ryan was about to embark on the biggest opportunity of his life when he auditioned for Simon Cowell on “The X Factor.” Ryan auditioned in Seattle, Washington and sang for a crowd of 7,000, the biggest of his career. His performance of “Sexual Healing” earned Ryan 4 yeses and judges Simon Cowell & LA Reid declared Ryan one of the best male vocalists they’ve heard. Ryan can currently be seen performing throughout Los Angeles at the world famous House of Blues & The Viper Room and he is currently writing and recording his debut EP. His first single entitled “Impossible” will be released in December. Follow Ryan Wirtz on all major social networking sites @RYANWIRTZMUSIC

Hailey Dibiasi - Majors & Minors

Hailey Dibiasi – Majors & Minors

Hailey Dibiasi is a 16 yr old recording artist and singer/songwriter whose artistry spins on a luminous axis of voice and soul. She has spent the last 10 years defining and developing who she is as an artist and is currently writing & recording new originals to be released on iTunes soon. Hailey is known for appearing on HUB Network’s “Majors & Minors” television show. During the 15 episodes of filming, she collaborated and was mentored by some of today’s biggest & Grammy award winning writers and producers like Will.i.am, Ryan Tedder, Adam Lambert, Brandy, Jennifer Hudson and more. She credits this experience as one of the best of her young life so far!

Jeremy Crooks - The Next / Ellen Show

Jeremy Crooks – The Next / Ellen Show

Jeremy Crooks is a singer, songwriter, and performer from Sacramento, California. Currently residing in Orange County, Jeremy has aspired to create soulful music at an early age. He grew up listening to a wide variety of music, all of which inspire his sound. He draws influences from the likes of Michael Jackson, The Deele, Boyz II Men, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, Little Richard, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Journey, Kanye West, Black Star, Radiohead, Grizzly Bear etc. –his craft is centered on making music with a vitality that engages and leaves a lasting impression on the listener.

With over 3.5 Million views on his YouTube Channel, Jeremy is on a lifelong mission to create, perform, and evoke real emotion through his music that can be described as a confluence of Alternative R&B and Soul.

Through his eclectic influences, Jeremy has developed a high-energy performance and sound and has been featured on television programs such as Ellen, Good Day Sacramento, and as a participant on the CW’s “The Next” , a music competition produced by Queen Latifah in affiliation with Atlantic Records.

The list of venues he has performed at has grown to include: The Key Club in LA, Orpheum Theatre, California State Fair, Magic Mountain, Discovery Kingdom, UCLA, UCI, UCI College Radio, Fullerton College Radio, San Diego State University, and the Ford Amphitheater.

Anthony Balmeo - YouTube

Anthony Balmeo – YouTube

Anthony Balmeo (born August 17, 1990) is a guitarist, producer, and program/design/code junkie residing in Orange County. Member of the ATND, LLC label, this San Diego native and Bruin Alumnus has produced music for artists such as Jeremy Crooks, Michelle Martinez, and Krystle Cruz. His ability to make you feel at ease the moment you meet and passion for the music has also afforded him the opportunity to work with talented artists such as Jessica Sanchez, Giselle Toengi, Dante Basco, Michael Copon, Jasmin Clark and Megan Lee.

Anthony has performed for events such as Kollaboration, opening for Enrique Iglesias with Jessica Sanchez, and the B Here Tour to name a few. His goal is to one day be on the road touring and performing for established artists.

When he’s not working on music, he’s learning new programming languages, designing new apps, and building websites from scratch for a diverse mix of clients. At the heart of everything he does is a love for creating with passion and sharing it with the world.

The ATND is an eclectic commune of creatives dedicated to making what endures, with a sound that reminds us that there is no time to waste in this waking life.

Marvin Calderon Jr. - American Idol Season 12

Marvin Calderon Jr. – American Idol Season 12

Marvin Calderon Jr. is a 23 year old Filipino-American singer born and raised in San Diego, California. Marvin is known for being on Season 12 of FOX’s #1 hit show, American Idol. In front of a celebrity panel of judges: Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Mariah Carey, Marvin received rave reviews from all judges and told him he “sang with conviction”, getting four yeses to go to Hollywood. Along with 276 other hopefuls out of over 100,000 singers who tried out from all over America, Marvin made it through round one solos, and on to round two group night singing Sam and Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Coming” when Randy Jackson exclaimed that Marvin’s group number was “very, very nicely done, you’re all going through!”. He then moved on to the last round of Hollywood Week, performing with a live band led by renowned American musician, Ray Chew. Keith Urban says “I love your voice, I really do” after Marvin sings Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts”, and made it through the final round being in the Top 28 Boys of Season 12. Unfortunately the following week after surviving all rounds in Hollywood, Marvin was one of eight that were cut from the boys, one round shy of making it into the Top 20 Boys competing as semi-finalists in Las Vegas. Currently, Marvin is a senior at San Diego State University and will graduate in the Spring of 2014 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and he can be found performing at numerous events in Southern California.

AJB - YouTube

AJB – YouTube 

AJB is a Lyrical Juggernaut. Carving his own path in the hip hop and R&B culture and on the verge of releasing his breakthrough album, “Poetry in Motion”, AJB is more than your New Aged typical MC. The East coast raised West coast born Filipino poet has been able to handle his own with all of the artists he has come in contact with.

Past mix tape features like Rhianna in “Back” and Cherish in “Don’t Go”, he has gained notoriety. Also having production from Hit-Tek and Jahson of Mood on songs like “F, Fame” and “Haters behind Me”, AJB has placed his as a contender for a bright and shinning new star in Entertainment.

Rising out of the streets of Cincinnati, AJB came to a crossroads where he had to choose the streets or his dream of making music. Moving to California with only his dream he brought his city with him.

“Heart of stone Cincinnati is my foundation and home. I put out a solid message, MY MESSAGE that needs to be heard. Wake up. I make music that relates to what people are going through and feel. I’ve seen the streets first hand. Music is an expression of my being. Im very vocal about everything. So i speak heartedly about the good and the bad that i see. This is music through my eyes.”

Kenjhons

Kenjhons

Kenjhons Serrano is a certified R&B/Hiphop artist not just on the dance floor but also in music circles. Fresh, dynamic, intense and amplified are some of the few words that describe the vibes and beats of this dancer/singer. Kenjhons is part of the renowned hip-hop dance group The Philippine All-Stars who won four international dance championship titles. However, his talents do not end with just sways and grooves. Even before discovering his talent in dancing, Kenjhons’ first love has always been singing.

Reggae Band

Reggae Band

Forming in 2010, RnD is Rico Estrada & Dominic Blas of Tribal Theory joining forces. Blending their influences from rock to hip hop to RnB and ska, this duo has been creating melodic reggae madness with vibes reaching up and down the SoCal coast!

J Dean

J Dean

Delivering the songs that touch what we know of life, deep feelings, thoughts and experiences, J Dean brings the influence of industry legends Brian McKnight, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton and Phil Collins to his shows.

Anthony Francisco

Anthony Francisco

Anthony Francisco is a 24 year old upcoming singer/songwriter and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been playing music since the age of 4. Anthony recently moved to Hollywood California to attend Musician’s Institute. During his time in LA he aims to hone his craft, fuel his passion and chase his dreams of being a solo artist. His influences include Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Justin Nozuka. His style is a mixture of Rock/Pop/R&B.

YouTube:
http://youtube.com/afranciscomusic

Instagram:
http://instagram.com/tonyfrancisco

Jessica Duhay - YouTube

Jessica Duhay – YouTube

Jessica Duhay is a 14 year old freshman from Otay Ranch High school where she is a member of the school’s show choir. She loves to sing and has been singing since she was 8 years old. She has performed in numerous events and concerts throughout San Diego and neighboring cities. Her passion in singing is what keeps her in the entertainment world.

BadHabbit

BadHabbit

Marvin Tabuyo a.k.a. “BadHabbit” was born September 27, 1985 in Long Beach, CA. His musical influences include artsits such as Vanilla Ice, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Usher, Tupac and Snoop Dogg. At age 10, he started rapping freestyle and began writing his own lyrics to the artists he admired. Along with music, basketball is one of his favorite pastimes playing it from childhood through high school. He recorded his first full song at the age of 16 and started doing local shows in and surrounding cities. There, he was able to develop strong fan base which gave him motivation to start his own project he dubbed “The Addiktion.” Currently, his project “My Generation,” is a compilation featuring a talented group of artists that is available now!

RYPE & RAW Urban Aspects

RYPE & RAW Urban Aspects

RYPE is the resident adult team for ages 18 and up and RAW is the junior competition team for ages 12-17 at “The Box Dance Studio” located at Otay Ranch Mall in Chula Vista, CA. Both teams have won several awards; most recently RAW received 1st place platinum at Showstopper in Anaheim, CA.

Roann Mesina

Roann Mesina

Roann Mesina was born and raised in San Diego. She has been singing since the age of 4 and has performed all over the county of San Diego for a variety of events. She is currently working on originals of her own for social media and recording purposes. She is also working with Shane Sparks in LA, the former judge of Americas Best Dance Crew, in a girl group called Misstyk (mystique).

Kiara Stevenson - Rancho Del Rey Middle School Rep

Kiara Stevenson – Rancho Del Rey Middle School Rep

Kiara Stevenson, 13 years old, loves singing and writing. She is a current student and is representing Rancho del Rey Middle School at this year’s Cyber Music Festival! Kiara is a member of Rancho Del Rey’s Harmonia choral group directed by Ms. Sudderth and has performed at its annual talent show. She has been singing since she was about 7. Kiara was also a member of Hedenkamp’s Ensemble which performed musicals. Her influences include, Paramore, one Direction, P!nk, Keke Palmer, Beyoncé, and of course Demi Lovato.

Samantha Urrete

Samantha Urrete

MJ Rocks

MJ Rocks