new venue, new logistics and new ways of doing things.. the 7th annual
Rising Stars was in for some challenges. But with the help of the
fearless crew, it all came together.
day before, the valley was treated to rain storm after rain storm..
and many were concerned that there wouldnt be a Rising Stars. But
the planets aligned right and the weather cooperated to make this
year's Rising Stars exciting, fun filled and enjoyable for all.
the bands played, 2013 winners White Trash Superstars took the stage
as the votes were tallied.
range of musical styles were presented at the 7th Annual Rising Stars.
Musicians were grouped into similar genres and assigned a scheduled
time for performing. The following is a short biographical listing
of all of the acts that participated:
Mendo Lake Credit
Union Acoustic Division
Is actually a bass player but his bass needed fixing and it appperently
has really specific parts that are to hard to find. so he decided
to write music another way, to keep the funk fresh in his mind
is a self taught musician. Who sings, writes, plays Guitar, Bass Guitar,
Drums and Piano. She Started playing when she was 8 years old. She
writes music to share my struggles and to encourage others and bring
Was a founder and member of The Fat Oples which have now unfortunately
split. Before the split, Clayton was already writing a bunch of acoustic
songs and after the split, so he is here to play his own brand of
Originally from New York, Lindy is classically trained in multiple
instruments and genres such as 19th century classical guitar and was
previously performing in New York including Manhattan. Her versatile
playing styles also include rock, punk, jazz/rock fusion and indie
rock alternative. She is also trained in swing jazz saxophone.
Lindy is a Lake County resident and is managed by KaseQTR Productions.
Danielle Hudson is in a local, feel good, reggae band called Righteous
Vibrations. They write their own music that has a positive message.
Ten years ago
JJ Taylor was discharged from the U.S. Navy honorably medically and
chose that day that he will play guitar. August 2nd he opened for
a great band Girl on Fire. They inspired him to take the next step
here he is.
Has been writing songs since 1958, though he says that they didn't
start getting any good until around 1974. He has written two soundtracks,
this one for "Smoke," and one in 2004 titles, "Vinegar
Pie." He wrote ten public service announcements for AAA of Southern
California and SC-3. His work has played on radio across the USA.
He also has two songs in the Andreas Michera film, "Everywhere
But Home." He has been putting off band stuff because he has
been writing and producing the soundtrack for a musical that will
be performed on Broadway, NYNY. It is a story about transformation,
moving from the dark side to the bright side of the marijuana culture.
The songs are funny, pathetic, freaky, sad, sick and just a little
Jacqueline Scoggins has been singing and writing music for over six
years. Over this time she has advanced on the guitar, piano and vocally.
She brings a unique sound to the acoustic world with her heartfelt
lyrics. A true talent on the rise
15 Minute Break
City of Light
Recording & Sound Young Artist Division
To Be Announced
Addison, and Sierra all played together for a year in high school
band class. They decided to keep it going after school and have played
throughout the summer. After recruiting Miles about a month ago, the
band changed their name from Venture and started composing their own
music. This is their second performance as a band, the first was when
they opened for a local band Top Shelf at Youth Action Party last
week right here!
Sierra - Lead
Jonas - Lead guitar
Addison - Bass
Miles - keyboard, rhythm guitar, backup vocals
Logan - Percussion
Eastern Horizons is a Christian rock/ acoustic band from Fort Bragg
CA. Their musical style is characterized by an acoustic sound, harmonies,
and beach inspired elements. They enjoy playing at local venues and
festivals, airing on local radio stations, and hope to increase their
performance opportunities. They arrange cover songs, as well as write
their own original lyrics and music. This group consists of three
siblings and two very close friends. :).
John - Guitar
Heidi - Keyboard and vocals
Haley - Vocals
Ed - Bass
Zack – Drums
The Crutch Co.
are best friends from high school, and formed about a year ago when
their senior project was to help kickstart their local teen center's
instrument program, ever since they’ve been molding classic
rock styles and their own style together.
Lance - Bass
Carlos - Guitar
Chad - Drums
Young Bengy and
Will Harmony of GBA-
a group of childhood friends who grew up writing and performing clean
songs that people can relate to in there everyday lives. One of the
most memorable performances was in this same competition a few years
back where we placed second and were back to get first!
Max 93.5 Rock
music ranges from soothing backgrounds to smooth jazz – black
tie ambience to high-energy jazz/rock fusion concerts. They are highly
regarded by the winery and casino industries as outstanding musicians
from Mt. Kisco, New York, is classically trained in multiple instruments
and genres, including 19th century classical, rock, punk, and indie
alternative and was previously performing in New York including Manhattan.
Kevin Village Stone is a flautist, bassist, and keyboardist of many
styles. Being of Cherokee and Japanese ancestry and now living in
Lake County, California, Kevin performs and records original instrumental
compositions of Native American and Ecuadorian flutes over modern
and traditional instruments.
Kevin: Native American flutes, keyboards, and electric bass guitar.
Lindy: Acoustic and electric guitars.
Warehouse 21 met
through different jobs and talking about playing together. Decided
to do it
one day and the rest is history.
Bob - Vocals/Rhythm
Keith - Drums/Vocals
Brian -Lead Guitar
Mike -Saxophone/ Harmonica
Clay Hawkins The
duo was born when we were both booked at the same gig in SF. Clay
was booked as a solo artist and his band couldn't get there in time
to start. They put on our best poker faces, set ourselves up and banged
out the jams. They say it was One of their best gigs ever.
Clay- Vocals &
Andrew – Drums
Refuge Rock Band
has been playing in the area for about 30 years around northern California
in different groups and different venues and then finally decided
to get their own music going again.
Rense - guitar vocals
Joe - Bass vocals
Robert - percussion
454 all met at
an open mic in March. They were amazed by the chemistry and the reception
from the audience their first time together so they took it further.
Their drummer is an ironsmith and built like an ox.....that's why
we call him Jim. Their lead singer, Adam, is a six foot four, 195
pound champion boxer who writes, sings and shreds with the voice of
a tormented angel finding his place on this earth.
The bass, Tom, handles the groove and stage security making sure the
ladies stay off of Adam during the set. Every set they've ever played
has been opening night at Madison Square Garden!
Adam Guitar, vocals
94.5 Kwine Metal
October 2012 is
when As All Else Fails became a band officially, with members of previous
band From The Ashes and other local bands, half the band was homeless
and this band was mainly started for the reason of helping others
and making their dreams of touring the world and meeting new people
come true. Helping people through their music is main message as well
as they believe we're all here to help one another. Since the band
beginning they've wrote two albums and have played countless shows
and benefits for mostly the youth of Clearlake but would like to expand
to the entire world.
lead vocals and guitar
Puggsly Adams on bass and backing vocals
Ryan on drums
Willie on lead guitar.
Shotgun Jesus was originally formed in Durango Colorado in 2003 The
theme that dominates our music is masonic, occult, spiritual. We draw
on influences as divers as west african, Gypsy, Grateful Dead, Lamb
of God, Flaming Lips, and parlament. The band will sometimes fuse
elements of all of these influences in the space of a single song.
Improvisation is a key component in their music, with an emphasis
on strong songsand melody. We play heavy music, but not abrasive and
angry music. We play light psychedelic music, but never cheesy hippy
fluff. Their M.O. is to access the Collective Mind, the group soul,
and allow the music to play the band.
Harley Lead guitar
and vocals, Gavi , rhythm guitar vocals, Adam drums, Boogie Bass
Phaneron is hard hitting mix or metal and hardcore unlike any other.
They're a new band made up of musical veterans, most of which have
played together before. They've hit the ground running and are ready
to hit every stage they can.
Larissa - vocals
Aaron - guitar
Nick - guitar
Kevin - bass
Cody – drums
Iron Assault is a American Thrash band formed in late 2010 by drummer
Ben and lead guitarist Josh . Forging there own brand of "Mendo-Thrash"
they soon found Edgar and Ethan and completed the blistering lineup
of Iron Assault . It wasn't long after this they started to gather
a repertoire of raging tunes with such topics of Politics, War, and
Humanity. They have played with huge acts such as Death Angel,D.R.I,
Skitzo and Potential Threat.
"Vanilla Bean" Bass/vocals
"Bushy" Lead guitar
”Pretty Boy”-Rhythm guitar
Ben "Jammin" - Drums
2013 Winners Whitetrash Superstars / Final Score Tally
winners of this event were:
Second Place: Iron
Third Place: As
All Else Fails
Young Artists: Eastern
Rock : 454
Metal: Iron Assault
Choice was awarded to To