80s Brigade

80s Brigade
The 80s Brigade were solely created to fill an entertainment need in Southern California and have become a much sought after band. Performing the best rock hits of the 80s requires tremendous musicianship, energy and stage experience. Key musicians were brought together to bring this music to life like no other band can do; each member with vast experience in the genre. The result has become one of the most popular bands in the Inland Empire. Performing 60+ shows a year, the hype is real.

Nominations

Cover Band ( 2017 )

America's Kountry

America's Kountry
America's Kountry is an original group that writes and performs all their own music. A fresh new country sound with a can of whoop ass added and endless dance grooves.

Nominations

Country ( 2017 )

Anthony Cullins

Anthony Cullins
Anthony Cullins aka "The Fallbrook Kid," is a 16 year-old musical prodigy whose guitar playing ability is years beyond his age. Anthony got his first guitar when he was 3 years old, and at age 9 he began taking guitar lessons from local musician Larry Robinson. Anthony soon enrolled at the School of Rock where he quickly became a standout. Anthony's musical influences include R&B, funk, the blues, and guitar greats from the 60s & 70s such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

Nominations

Rock ( 2017 )

Anthony Cullins

Anthony Cullins
Anthony Cullins aka "The Fallbrook Kid," is a 16 year-old musical prodigy whose guitar playing ability is years beyond his age. Anthony got his first guitar when he was 3 years old, and at age 9 he began taking guitar lessons from local musician Larry Robinson. Anthony soon enrolled at the School of Rock where he quickly became a standout. Anthony's musical influences include R&B, funk, the blues, and guitar greats from the 60s & 70s such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

Nominations

Youth Original ( 2017 )

Astra Kelly

Astra Kelly
Astra Kelly is a pure talent with a lyric-based, melodic sound, soaring vocals and a passionate performance style. She fuses her Chicago roots in blues and rock with folk and americana elements. She is true to her artistry as her lyrics read like poetry, speaking of emotional transformation and personal freedom. She's released eight records on her own label, toured the country extensively and worn many hats in the music industry including producer, promoter, radio DJ, and vocal coach.

Nominations

Singer/Songwriter ( 2017 )

Ben Allen

Ben Allen
Ben Allen is the perfect blend of Southern Soul and Mountain Folk. Hailing from a town near Yosemite, he transplanted to San Diego and set about crafting a uniquely powerful sound blending traditional mountain folk music with a more groove oriented soul style. After barely surviving multiple brain aneurysms, he left the hospital a driven man, determined to not waste a moment, but to pour his passion and soul into his music.

Nominations

Singer/Songwriter ( 2017 )

Bob Karwin

Bob Karwin
Bob Karwin's music is scientifically calibrated to envelop you in a bubble of sunshine, warm water and good vibes. Halfway between the groovy country of Zac Brown and the smooth soul of Daryl Hall is Bob Karwin. In 1993, Bob packed up his Jeep and moved from Boston to San Diego. His blend of humor and thoughtful songwriting struck a chord and he began to develop a following. He is now a full fledged Californian, strolling the beaches and vowing to never shovel a driveway again.

Nominations

Singer/Songwriter ( 2017 )

Caden Levi

Caden Levi
Caden Levi is a fresh, young talent armed with the incredible knack for songwriting. Releasing an original 5 song EP and his newest singles he has already shocked the local music scene with his ability to write thought provoking lyrics far beyond his years. In the studio, he is working on a fully produced album to be released later this year. Whether it is originals or nostalgic rock, his skills as a musician and experience on stage is making this 14 yr old kid someone to keep an eye on

Nominations

Youth Original ( 2017 )

Cougrzz Rock!

The Cougrzz are a high energy, all live, dance band whose talent and fun loving appeal has set a new standard in Corporate Entertainment. Specializing in today’s dance music, classic rock favorites, and performing a wide range of classic dance standards, The Cougrzz will keep the dance floor packed from start to finish covering hits by: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Iggy Azalea. Dance to your old school favorites from Michael Jackson, Prince, Kool and the Gang, and many more. You want rock? We will Rock You with our classic favorites from KISS, Def Leppard, Guns n Roses, Journey, Heart, Joan Jett and that's just the start! They are one of the top requested acts by the most prestigious booking agents in the event entertainment industry and are available for corporate parties, weddings and festivals of any size.

Nominations

Cover Band ( 2017 )

Dani Arribere

Dani Arribere
Dani Arribere is a 16 year old singer songwriter from Murrieta CA. Dani first picked up the guitar when she was 10 years old, and ever since then started to write and perform her own music. Dani recently was awarded "Crowd Favorite" for her performance of "Summer of 69" by Bryan Adams, in "BGC Idol." Also Dani will be performing at "Pechanga" on August 27th for the "BGC Idol" Finale. In Dani's spare time she loves to Rock Climb, shoot Archery, and play Tennis.

Nominations

Youth Original ( 2017 )

David Maldonado

David Maldonado
David Maldonado is a multi-instrumentalist/composer from San Diego California, USA. Raised in a family where playing music was as natural as breathing, performing at every winery in Temecula every week for 10 years!

Nominations

Jazz ( 2017 )

Endeavor

Endeavor
We are Endeavor. It is our pleasure to bring back timeless classics from the golden age of music. Band Members David Brockenborough - Bass/Vocals Jimmy Marshall - Drums/Vocals Kevin Zingale - Guitar/Vocals Mario Cuaresma - Keys/Vocals

Nominations

Cover Band ( 2017 )

Esther Henderson

Esther Henderson
I've been singing and writing songs for many years. I've written country, blues, rock and inspirational music. I have had the privilege of playing live music in the Temecula Valley for the last 5 years, with various multi-talented musicians. I'm in two bands: Harmony Road and Alex and Esther. We play many cover songs, but also play my originals. By day, I am a Special Education teacher. I am very fortunate to teach, and am inspired by my students and co-workers. It's an amazing journey!

Nominations

Singer/Songwriter ( 2017 )

Evan Diamond

Evan Diamond
Nicknamed by some as "The Diamond Girl", Evan Diamond is truly unstoppable. After leaving her hometown of Calgary, Canada and moving to Southern California in pursuit of her dream to be a musician, she has proved that that was indeed the right choice. With an album release planned for this fall, she is sure to leave her mark. Armed with her acoustic guitar and loop pedal, she's breathing some much needed new life into the music industry and hoping to inspire others with her music along the way.

Nominations

Singer/Songwriter ( 2017 )

Grass

Grass
Grass is an original rock, blues and jam band featuring the catchy lyrics of singer/rhythm guitarist John Lane, the fantastic lead guitar of John Michael Leclerc and the solid rhythm section of drummer Duayne Christopherson and bassist Bill Crowder. The band's studio album "Sailing To Venus" has been steady on Pandora for over a year and a double live album is in its way. The guys have toured through many stages and festivals including the Belly-Up, Coach House, Mammoth Root Jam and OC Fair

Nominations

Rock ( 2017 )

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