Singer and songwriter (and occasional actor) Elle King was born Tanner Elle Schneider in 1989 in Los Angeles, the daughter of London King and Rob Schneider (the actor, comedian, and former cast member of Saturday Night Live). She grew up in Ohio, and after hearing the all-girl pop-punk band the Donnas when she was nine years old, she decided she wanted to be a singer and musician. By 13 she was playing guitar, and later learned to play the banjo as well. King began street busking and gigging around New York at the age of 16, moving to Philadelphia to attend the University of Arts, majoring in painting and film. After college she spent time in Copenhagen and Los Angeles before returning to New York to settle in Brooklyn. Signing to RCA Records, she released a debut four-song EP, The Elle King EP, in 2012. In 2015, King released her debut album, Love Stuff, featuring the single "Ex's & Oh's," which reached the top of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. In 2016, King recorded a duet with Dierks Bentley, "Different for Girls," that appeared on his album Black. The track was released as a single and rose to number one on the Country Airplay charts. The recording was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and won a Country Music Association trophy for Best Vocal Event of the Year. August 2018 saw the arrival of "Shame," the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album.
The Cordovas are Joe Firstman, Lucca Soria, Jon Loyd and Graham Spillman. Out of Nashville, TN, Cordovas sound is based in harmony, song and musicianship. Firstman released two albums on Atlantic Records in the early 2000's including the acclaimed War of Women. 24 year old songsmith, Des Moines' Lucca Soria writes, sings and plays guitar. He has several compositions on the forthcoming Cordovas album. Keyboardist Jon Loyd is an original Cordova. Out of Macon, GA Loyd's high notes and piano style make the sound recognizable and unforgettable. His musical genius is well known in Nashville circles. Redondo Beaches, California's Graham Spillman is on drums. The 25 year old Berkeley-College-of-Music-drop-out also sings and pens tunes for the group. Cordovas will release a new full length album produced by two time Grammy Nominee Kenneth Pattengale, of Milk Carton Kids, this summer.
Jamie Ruben, Nashville Legend and owner of the storied music venue, Family Wash says of the band " They're fantastic! Beautiful and real music, a rarity these days."
Long time booker Tom Bianchi of Boston's, The Burren, says "Easily one of the best bands we've had in 20 years"