Matt Costa is a singer/songwriter from Huntington Beach and has seen great international success on his five albums, most recently Matt Costa in 2013.
He has toured with Modest Mouse, Oasis, Ryan Adams, Death Cab for Cutie, and more.
He lives and records in Orange County; The KX 93.5 Festival of Music is thrilled to have him play this local show.
Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be Now?”.
Hay’s justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 solo albums.
He's a perfect fit in KX 93.5's "Generational Alt Rock" format, and the crowd will love his irreverence and talent on stage.
After meeting in an Environmental Analysis program at Pomona College, Trapdoor Social’s Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk bonded over a deep concern for the future of the planet. The two writers bring very different styles to the studio, and what results is a driving, emotive alt-pop experience.
The duo introduced themselves with the “Death Of A Friend” EP, released in December 2012. Produced by Curt Schneider, it features Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums.
They will donate 100% of proceeds from their forthcoming full-length album to solar energy projects in Los Angeles.
Carly Ritter grew up surrounded by music. Her parents’ record collection skewed toward rock & roll, and she remembers her mom singing the kids Leonard Cohen songs as lullabies as they were going to bed. But there was one genre she wasn’t exposed to as a kid—not surprisingly, her dad, the beloved actor/comedian John Ritter, had gotten his fill of country music during his own childhood; his father (and Carly’s grandfather) was seminal country singer Tex Ritter. It was during her junior year abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland that Carly became obsessed with traditional idioms.
The rich, burnished, folk-rooted sound of Carly Ritter’s self-titled debut album makes it seem that this music was unearthed from a time capsule buried during the late ’60s, with its distinct echoes of Jackie DeShannon, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Stone Poneys and, on one especially whimsical track, the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood partnership.
Deborah Magone has been singing all her life and playing guitar (and a smidgen of piano ) since she was 11 years young. She has been compared to Bonnie Raitt or Janis Joplin on stage with her wicked blues sound. She is a former student of the late great Richard "Dick" Longale. She is also enjoys organic gardening, art, and film & tv.
Scott Gates, Chuck Hailes, Chelsea Williams and Elaine Gregston are The Salty Suites. Scott on vocals, mandolin and guitar; Chuck on bass and vocals; Chelsea Williams brings vocals and guitar, all bringing amazing musical expertise in both original compositions and covers ranging from old Ireland to current hits.