Tag Archives: Utah Musicians

Arienette

Arienette, Singer-Songwriter, West Jordan, Utah, Acoustic, Folk, MusicianI have been involved with music ever since I can remember. I started my musical journey at a very young age by taking piano lessons and I was so excited that I would skip ahead through lessons and memorize all the songs in every book. At the same time I also participated in children choirs and loved performing. After my first experiences on stage I knew this is where I belonged.

I soon began playing the clarinet in elementary school and then switched to the oboe in middle school. My grandfather played the bass guitar during the 60’s in an Akron Ohio band called the “Blues Society”. When he passed away my older sister bought a bass guitar to help remember him. I picked up that bass guitar at age 11 and fell in love with Jazz music. I have played in my middle school, high school, and college jazz bands. I also played the bass in a few project bands.

I wrote my first song “Walk Away”when I was 14 and couldn’t stop writing after that. I started playing in bands and writing songs on my own, and collaborating with other musicians. It was difficult to write songs when playing the bass guitar so I turned back to the piano and later taught myself to play the guitar. For me music is like colors on a canvas. When I hear music I see color. Writing songs is like this thing inside of me dying to get out.

I love to perform and find myself completely at home on stage. It is the place where I am most comfortable. I have independently recorded and released two full-length albums and I am working on promoting and playing around the Utah. I find recording a little frustrating because it is so hard to make the final product sound the way I hear it in my head.

In my current music project I go by the name Arienette. I’ve been working full time on my music other than attending a semester of music classes at Salt Lake community College. The summer of 2011 has been quite busy for me I’ve been playing shows twice a week and promoting my new CD. I look forward to the future and the possibilities it might hold for me.

Melody & Tyler

Melody and Tyler had quite a background in music even before getting together. Tyler was the drummer in a once popular local band called Blind Iris, which was based out of Logan and seemed very close to a break through career.Melody & Tyler,  Musicians - Singer-Songwriters, Salt Lake City, Utah, Band, Musical Artists, Acoustic Music, Folk Music They competed and placed in several competitions, and after their debut self-titled album, they were honored with a song placement on the Tony Hawk Underground game. Tyler has been in several bands as well, including Eggs Blackstone, and a brief stint in Exploding Hybrid. Since his drumming days, Tyler has taken up playing the acoustic guitar and singing with Melody.
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Melody has been playing guitar since high school where she did several talent shows, and contests. She began writing music at age 13 and worked her way from piano to guitar at age 16. With a sound similar to Sarah McLaughlin (a huge influence) she played solo for several years all over Cache Valley, UT (surprisingly, all at the same time as Tyler and the two never meeting). Melody moved throughout the North West for a few years before eventually moving back to Utah in 2007, she had decided it was time to get serious with her music.

Tyler’s band decided to part ways only months before and the timing was perfect. They met at an open mic, and it wasn’t long before they started performing together. In October 2007, they moved from Logan to Salt Lake City, and by January 2009 they were performing on a regular basis, often every weekend. While performing at various venues and seeing the wide range of talent around them, they realized that it was time to do something different to help the music scene.

They founded the Acoustic All-Stars Festival in Park City (Now working on the 3rd year). Due to its quick success, they were honored with a feature and cover story in InThisWeek magazine, a feature in the Park Record Newspaper, and several influential friendships.

Melody and Tyler Forsberg have been fortunate in their careers being included in such festivals as Earth Jam, Park Silly, and Sugarhouse arts Festival, Performing at The Star Bar during Sundance, and the Utah State Fair, and Recently had the honor to open for J.R. Richards of Dishwalla for a benefit concert for Hannah Laursen, an 8 year old girl with cancer.

They will be beginning recording for their first Duo album in February 2010 and have sold over 300 copies of Melody’s album “Finally” in the past year without any store placement, mainly from show sales. They are consistently booked through at least 2 months of shows, rarely taking time off, and making sure to play at least 2 shows a weekend, trying to keep at least 18 shows on the roster at all times. Most recently, they played 100 shows in 2009 not including open mics and interviews and were the winners of the Best Local Acoustic Band POSTY award for 2009.

This year Melody and Tyler are planning a tour through Los Angeles with Nicole “Kole” Christensen around the ASCAP music expo in April and are performing at the Utica Arts and Music Festival in New York in September.

MELODY PULSIPHER 2019

Musical Artists of Utah

Acoustic | Folk | Americana | Singer-Songwriters

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Intermountain Acoustic Music Association IAMA
The Park City Chamber Music Society – Park City, Utah
Utah Scottish Association

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Randy Mundy & the Mundy Mourning Blues Band

Randy Mundy & the Mundy Mourning Blues Band, Ogden, Utah, Peerys Egyptian Theatre, LDS, Blues Music, Country MusicNow, my base of operations is again Utah, having relocated there after my mother’s death several years ago, to be closer to Karen’s family and help care for her ailing mother. Karen decided at this point that she did not care to actively perform live any longer and that wanted devote herself to other pursuits. Not wanting to be creatively idle, I continued to write, record, and perform my music live. I have returned to my love of the blues and have recorded a couple more CDs of original blues and jazz tunes—“Blue Mundy (Part 1)” and “Blue Mundy (Part2)”—with my new performing group, “RANDY MUNDY & THE MUNDY MOURNING BLUES BAND”. I am currently working on a third blues and jazz CD, which I hope to release later this year. Life is good when you can do what you love.

Randy Mundy & the Mundy Mourning Blues Band

Lunch Bunch Concert Series

Gallivan Plaza provides free live entertainment every weekday afternoon (excluding holidays) May thru September from Noon-1PM. Get out into the sunshine and enjoy your lunch while listening to the sounds of solo acoustic singers, songwriters and local bands. Musical selections include folk, acoustic, rock, jazz, pop, blues, and all variations in between.

Did you forget to pack a lunch? Don’t worry; visit the new Gallivan Center concessions stand or one of the many take-out delis and restaurants nearby. Also, enjoy Lunch Bunch on Gallivan Ave. every Thursday along with our Thursday Food Trucks.

Weekdays 12–1 PM (FREE) May–September Annually

 Gallivan Center
239 S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111  (801) 535-6110

Brigham Young Historic Park Concerts

Acoustic Guitar Music, Brigham Young Historic Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, Free Concerts, Bluegrass, Folk, Choir, Children's Performances, FamilyEnjoy free, informal, hour-long concerts at beautiful Brigham Young Historic Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout June, July, and August. All ages are welcome. Limited seating is provided; blankets and lawn chairs are allowed.

The Brigham Young Historic Park is on the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue (North Temple), one block east of Temple Square.

If the weather is bad, concerts will be held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. For more information, call 1-801-240-3323.

Brigham Young Historic Park
50 West North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 (801) 240-3323

The Wayne Hoskins Band

Wayne Haskins at the Star Bar, Park City, Utah, Sundance, Musicians, Singer-Songwriters, IndieWinners of the 2009 Posty for “Best Utah Rock Band”, The Wayne Hoskins Band has spent the last two years focused on writing and recording their music, as well as performing at featured venues around the Western United States.

Formed in 2008, band members Dustin, Dave, Mike, Carl and Eric combine to create music from beautifully powerful rock choruses in songs like “Something Better” to epic ballads like “I’ll Be Right Here”…the band has captured the attention of a large fanbase of passionate music lovers and classic rock enthusiasts. Dustin’s vocals and lyrics give listeners a window into themselves and shed light on music and emotion. Conceptually simple, the greatest element of The Wayne’s efforts is the chemistry of the musicians.

The Wayne’s resume includes live performances at THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, two invitations to the exclusive Acoustic All Stars Festival in Park City, Utah, the Promenade Music Festival in Boise, Idaho and the Project Green River Music Festival. The Wayne was also a featured artist at the Utah State Fair.

Most recently, The Wayne Hoskins Band performed with SAFETYSUIT, as seen on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, to a crowd of over 1,000+ excited fans. One fan had this to say about the show: “The Wayne Hoskins Band was AMAZING! I really enjoyed their music!” (–Ashlee from Provo, Utah)

Influenced by The Frames, Justin Currie and Todd Thibaud, The Wayne falls into a cross-genre; compared to Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne, The Fray, Lifehouse and Daughtry, the best way to describe The Wayne might simply be – classically good.

The EP “Breaking Here” will be released NOVEMBER 13th under the ROCKFISH RECORD COMPANY label; with a SOLD OUT party to kickoff the music!

Fans are already looking forward to The Wayne’s FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM, set to release in SPRING of 2011.

THE WAYNE HOSKINS BAND – ORIGINAL SOUL, CLASSIC SOUND…

Brett Turner

The music of Brett Turner has something most musicians only dream of. With Guitar riffs that rival Tom Petty, Lyrical story telling reminiscent Sheryl Crow and Bob Dylan, and the ability to portray the rock and roll spirit of Mr. Johnny Cash himself, this talented one man band is inventing his own genre.

Brett Turner - Singer-Songwriter, Ogden, Utah, Folk Rock Music, AcousticBrett Turner is a working singer-songwriter from Ogden, Utah carving out his niche entertaining crowds with his acoustic Americana songs reminiscent of the 50’s west cost folk rock scene. Using a loop pedal to record drums, tambourine, and vocals in real time Brett creates unique sound that people stop and take notice of. A patron going out for a drink one night approached the manager of the venue saying: “I heard the music when I was coming in and was floored to see that much sound coming from one guy. He’s got more energy and sound than most 5 piece bands that I’ve heard.”

It’s that distinctive sound that gets Brett noticed. Last year Brett was offered a distribution deal with the label Tate Music Group (Oklahoma). He spent 2009 performing, recording and producing his project “All Across America” (Available June 2010) in addition to holding down a full-time job at a local Newspaper. As soon as he finished “All Across America” Brett began working on three smaller EP projects entitled the “Red, White, And Blue Sessions” (June 2010). Each CD contains five original songs recorded in a live format. Brett has since quit his job from the newspaper and will be hitting the road and traveling through small to medium sized towns across the USA starting in June to support his projects and earn his living.