Kylie Marcus, The Beat Kidz, & The Ryans: JMWest LIVE! - Feb 16, 2013 8PM - ON THE ROX

Posted by JMWest LIVE on February 3, 2013 at 11:20 PM

We are delighted to introduce three terrific emerging acts as we welcome them to their first JMWest LIVE! performance:


Kylie Marcus


In Scorpio season of '92, a baby girl was born with microphone in hand and passion running through her veins . Kylie Marcus' love of music was never subtle; from her trademark sound to her funky attitude, she has always separated herself from the average girl. Kylie has written, co-produced, recorded, and played her own melodies on the piano since she was a young girl. As a pre-teen, Kylie began performing in musical competitions and headed into the studio. Her love for the art progressed through her high school years, when she joined chorus and excelled in jazz, R&B, and the classical singing genre. Kylie's life was changed when she took her musical talents to the next level through musical theatre performance and competition, getting lead roles and prestigious awards in virtually everything she performed in (Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Rona in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Mother Superior in Sound of Music, to name a few). Kylie is currently enrolled in Columbia College Chicago pursuing a Contemporary Urban Pop major, performing at countless open mics and releasing her new demo. 

      Kylie Marcus expresses herself confidently through her lyrics and melodies, which are inspired by everyday events in her life. Although she surrounds herself with her closest friends, she also constantly explores as many foreign situations so she can appeal to all backgrounds, cultures, and people. Living in one of the most diverse cities in America--Chicago--has allowed her music to reach an entirely new level. She feels so blessed and privileged to be able to pursue music. Through dedication, a strong support system, and a "die-hard" mentality, Kylie has pushed herself past all limits. She lives, breathes, and bleeds music, all in the hopes of inspiring, teaching and motivating others. The musical journey for Kylie is a lifelong dedication that has changed her as a person, performer, and human being.


The Beat Kidz

Orange County locals, The Beat Kidz, combine the excitement of live drums with the intensity of electronic music to create a unique live performance experience. Drummer, Duncan Johnson, hailing from London, grew up listening to artists similar to Blink 182 brings to the stage an aggressive punk rock drumming style. Nico Nendez who grew up in the Los Angeles rave scene captures audiences with bass heavy music through original tracks and remixes. Utilizing live drums on stage can be tricky with DJ transitions, however The Beat Kidz have worked out an easy system to both set up and tear down the drums without any interference.



- Debut EP - Man Vs Machine January 2013

- New Single "You Don't Get To Tell Me" Music Video Launch Feb 2013

- Confirmed Residency - February 2013

- Winners of Insomniac Events Discovery Project - Fall 2012

- Performance at Nocturnal Wonderland - September 2012

- Opened for Smash Gordon & Butch Clancy at The Roxy in Hollywood - December 2012


The Ryans


The Ryans were founded by Ryan Kerchner and Ryan London as an acoustic rock duo in the fall of 2011.  Both Ryans had played in prior bands together and had a considerable history writing music with one another.  By the summer of 2012, they had written a catalog of new original songs and developed a small following in Los Angeles.  In November of that year, they released their first EP, "Sandcastle Kingdom," and began the process of assembling a full 4-piece band.   2013 promises to be an exciting year for The Ryans.  They plan to perform as much as possible while continuing to write and record new original music, with a full-length album projected for the end of the year.  Musically, The Ryans are a versatile group with a wide range of influences, fusing alternative, hard rock, pop, jazz, and electronic music, and blending all of these genres to create music that is powerful, interesting, and fun. The Ryans are Ryan Kerchner on vocals and rhythm guitar, Ryan London on lead guitar, Eric Benke on bass, and Daniel Eckert on drums. 



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