San Diego Indiefest


listed in alphabetical order

Jazz / Soul

Original Jazz and Neo Soul from San Diego, fronted by the sultry vocal stylings of Cedrice Ce.

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Adhima & Pepsy Jay
Hip Hop / Reggae

Ugandan and Sudanese singer and rapper duo out of San Diego, whose music reflects their unique experience of being African and American.

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Annika Marks
Film / Special Appearance

"The Fosters" star, Annika Marks, will appear to screen the raunchy, comedy webseries, "Stay Filthy, Cali." La Dolce Vita Productions presents "Stay Filthy, Cali," a raunchy, comedic series of six non-traditional PSAs encouraging Californians to Stop Wasting Water. La Dolce Vita Productions is Annika Marks and Cerina Vincent.

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Bear Hands
Electro Rock

Coming off an explosive year which saw the single, "Giants," peak at #8 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, post-punk, indie rockers, Bear Hands will headline the Durga Sound Main Stage.

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Big Toe

Born without arms, Mark "Big Toe" Goffeney, still rocks harder than most, blazing away on guitar, bass, trombone, and virtually any instrument he touches with his feet.

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The latest all-female acoustic ensemble from San DIego mainstay, Cathryn Beeks, features harmonies, hooks, and plenty of surprises.

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Cameron Wright
Pop / R&B

A 22-year-old singing phenom with a four-octave vocal range, Minneapolis-based Cameron has shared the stage with R&B legends including Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Chaka Kahn and even more.

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Chasing She
Pop / Rock

Addictive yet simplistic Pop Rock from the new collaborative duo of San Diego songstress, Sheila Sondergard and multi-instrumentalist Chase Goodman.

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Chris Klich Jazz Quintet

Multiple San Diego Music Award winner and nominee for "Best Jazz," Chris's late parents are also the sponsors of the 'Helen and Manfred Kilch Improv Area' at IndieFest, encouraging creation of all kinds

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Danielle LoPresti & The Masses

Called a "gawk-worthy presence" (San Diego Citybeat), IndieFest co-founder and activist rocker, Danielle will pay tribute to City Heights with a powerful special presentation honoring the 2015 theme for IndieFest, "Rock To Stop Violence."

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Dead Feather Moon

2014 San Diego Music Award winner for "Best Alternative Band," Dead Feather Moon's distinguished sound combines rock with alt-country and psychedelic blues.

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DeQn Sue
Alternative Pop

DeQn's music is as colorful and bouncy. Yet, with fun production from Kelvin Wooten, coupled with her own poignant lyrics, DeQn leaves listeners with more than just a fun tune. Her new album, "Zeitgeist" is currently available on iTunes.

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Desiree Estrada
Latin Pop / Bachata

Rising Latin star, Desiree Estrada first captured audiences with her performance at the 2012 Latin Billboard Awards. She's shared the stage with Bachata legends like Luis Vargas, Yoskar Sarante, and recently recorded a duet with Angel Lopez.

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Gill Sotu
Spoken Word

Gill is the 2013 San Diego RAW Performing Artist Of The Year, 2012 Winner of the San Diego City Anti-Littering Spoken Word Competiton, 2008 Semi-Finalist at the National Poetry Slam, and 2007 Grand Slam Los Angeles Poetry Champion.

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Jai Malano

As frontwoman for heralded Texas Blues band, The Royal Rhythmaires, powerhouse vocalist, Jai Malano was listed as one of the "Top 15 Bands To Watch In 2014" by the Dallas Observer.

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Kaity & The Flood

Country songwriter Thomas Lee first discovered the hauntingly mature the voice behind 15 year old Kaity Joyce on a selfie YouTube singing video. He immediately pursued her talent and together they formed this enchanting duo.

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Kylle Thomasson
Acoustic Soul

Through his smooth voice and infectious love for music, Kylle connects with people and utilizes his upbeat/melodic rhythm and rhyme to simply celebrate the joys of being united through music.

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Soulful and captivating, Lakin's vocals are accompanied by her mastery of the acoustic guitar which she so tastefully layers and loops, filling a solo stage with the sound of dozens.

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Power Folk / Bluegrass

A Mayfield Affair is a high energy, hard hitting folk rock band from San Diego that blends the acoustic sounds and traditions of mountain music with three part harmonies, electric guitar and a pounding rhythm section.

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Mike Bowman

Mike Bowman isn't your average singing guitar player. He belts it out like Eddie Vedder and serenades like John Mayer. With a singer/songwriter vibe and pop sensibilities, his virtuoso playing will make you look twice.

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Nathan Fox

Nathan Fox's soulful rasp and well crafted songs are comparable to those of Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, and Brett Dennen. A Berklee College of Music grad. and seasoned film/ video game composer, Nathan is now pursuing his original project full time.

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Paige Bryan
Pop / R&B

Paige Bryan brings a fresh, aggressive rock and roll energy to her original brand of R&B. A 1st place winner in the USA Songwriting Competition, Paige has also shared the stage with Jennifer Hudson, Eric Benet, Macy Gray and more.

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Patrick Joseph

Voted #1 Indie Artist of 2012 by, Patrick was a featured artist on MTV and his music has been heard in NBC's The Office, CWs Gossip Girl, ABCs Happy Endings, and many more.

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Experimental Prog. Rock

When you think of Plook, bands like Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny and even the band YES ( instrumentally) will come to mind. Their music is also reminiscent of Les Claypool jamming with Buckethead. A truly unique sound for the modern era.

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Rigoberto "Reegeeo" Gutierrez con Radio Karma
Latin Pop

Rigoberto Gutierrez captured the heart of Mexico as finalist on "La Voz Mexico," the country's edition of NBC's "The Voice." He and Radio Karma bring their original fusion of Latin Pop, Reggae and an 80's taste with today's sound and feel.

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Sarah Harmel
Acoustic Rock

From playing intimate coffee house settings to festivals, Sarah Harmel has been a presence in the West Coast music scene for two decades. She has toured across the US and proudly calls San Diego home. Sarah is currently writing and preforming with her long time bass player Maria Neccari-Beahan whom she played with in the rock band Runhoney.

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Sophia Alone Band
Soul / World

Born and raised in the USA by a French mother and Moroccan Father, Sophia is a thoroughbred tri-culture artist, whose lifetime fluency in French, English and Arabic is celebrated in her original music.

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The Brothers Burns & J.Phatts
Hip Hop

Blending contemporary hip-hop styles with an old-school twist, this trio - complete with DJ and occasional live instrument ensemble - commands the stage with clever, charismatic & conscious word-smithing, versatile musical compositions, and a powerfully uplifting stage presence!

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The Lyrical Groove
Spoken Word / Soul

The 2014 San Diego Music Award winner for "Best Hip Hop Album, "The Lyrical Groove is a spoken soul, jazzed out, hip hop at the heart, R&B infused band that bridges all of the above, with meaningful lyrics in the various forms of spoken word.

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Thomas Lee

Accomplished Americana/ Country songwriter and touring musician, Thomas Lee spent many years on the road as sideman and songwriter for American Idol, Bo Bice. Thomas steps out to put his own voice behind his craft at IndieFest this year.

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Todo Mundo
Latin / World

Through their high energy performance and danceable songs, Todo Mundo transmits messages of equality, unity, and diversity, with the aim of connecting people from all over the world.

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Electronic/ Dance

With layers of beats, soaring violin and vocal melodies, spectral pads, and crunchy bass oscillations, TROPO compels their audience to dig deep within themselves for a reciprocal and energetic journey.

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Yolonda Ross
Film / Special Appearance

Star of HBO's "Treme," Lifetime's biopic, "Whitney," and the upcoming motion picture release, "Lila & Eve," with Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis, rising film star, Yolonda Ross will screen her stunning musical short, "Breaking Night," for an encore SDIF showing. "Breaking Night" won the BEST SHORT FILM award at SDIF8 (2013).

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