Melanie DuPre, electric jazz bassist, has worked hard to get where she is today. Her musical experience began early in life when she performed with Chinaski, whose album, You Might Like This Better than Me, has been featured on the hit show The Gilmore Girls. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor’s degree in music in 2003, Melanie currently holds a full-time position as a Multimedia Specialist at Alfred Publishing, teaches music students of her own, and plays bass in her band Solarcade.
Ashlee Rose has been playing gigs since the early age of 14. The original lineup of the Ashlee Rose Band appeared in Seventeen Magazine after being named to “America’s Top Teen Rock Bands.” Now almost 18, with a hot young band full of talent to back her, Ashlee hits the road this summer in support of her award winning CD Iron Roses. The 13-song album is receiving rave reviews, and Ashlee is most recently the winner of the Battle of the Guitar Girls hosted by Demo-logy and The Cover Zone.
Shaunna Hall began her rock career studying songwriting with Bonnie Hayes, and has since been a member of myriad bands, including The Crash Puppies, Non Blondes, Alcohol of Fame, The Eric McFadden Experience, and Storm, Inc. In 2002, Shaunna joined the P-Funk Allstars to tour across the United States, Canada and Europe, then went on to tour Australia and Japan with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. She is even given credit as monitor engineer on the P-Funk Live at the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival DVD. She is currently the assistant to original p-funk member Garry Shider and plays guitar in the shows.
Aspen Miller has been performing onstage since the age of three, and became a recording studio expert in her childhood, performing jingles for companies like Petco, Disneyland, American Airlines, and Burger King. At 18, Aspen was chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber himself to perform at his annual Sydmonton Festival at his estate, and then went on to work as the voice of Dodie Bishop on Nickelodeon’s Emmy-nominated show As Told by Ginger. She has performed several other voice-over roles, and most recently ended a run at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as the female lead in the rock musical We Will Rock. Today Aspen is performing alongside Meat Loaf on his world tour.
Crush is made up of six San Clemente and Aliso Viejo teenagers: Kalina, Kiana, Rachel, Sean, Justine, and Madison. The girls” repertoire currently includes hit singles from the “60s, “70s, and “80s. They also have two of their very own singles, “Dance All Night,” and “Why Won’t He Talk to Me,” and are on their way to composing more hits. They began playing gigs at the Special Olympics Prom this past April and have been unstoppable ever since.
Ruthie Bram has been writing, singing, and co-producing her own songs since she was 15. Her first three songs were featured in LA’s Music Connection as one of the “Top 25 Demos of 2005,” where Ruthie was also listed in the “Top 100 Unsigned Artists of 2005.” These record-breaking recognitions earned Ruthie a chance to sing at a plethora of celebrity charity events for foundations such as U.N.I.C.E.F, Tsunami Relief, and Operation Smile. She is currently signed on to the Eurorock Tour 2007.
Jay Gauvin and The Prozacs have already released two albums since their original inception in 2001. Originally from Western Massachusetts, the band has toured the East and West Coasts multiple times, and is constantly playing in New England to promote their latest releases. Their fan base is consistently growing, as is their punk rock popularity. Their sophomore album, Questions, Answers, and Things Never Found, was released on March 13, 2007, and The Prozacs are currently touring with fellow Daisy Rock endorsed band Johnie 3.