Here’s more information about some of the the musicians taking part.
Songwriter, singer and guitar player, Jano Runo brings to SL a tribute to Brazil as well as his homeland México. Jano mixes sets of Originals and Bossa, Samba, Brazilian pops, on acoustic guitar while improvising and playing. He pays a tribute to Jobim, Djavan, Oliviera, Ary Barroso, Caetano.
Jano’s Brazilian feel includes not only his guitar talent but a combination of the saxophone and sometimes the piano.
You may join Jano’s group TROPICALIA and follow him on his tours across the metaverse. And enjoy the Bossa Nova, Cuban Sones, Clave based originals, and Latin Versions out of Rock Classics. Those are the extensive chromatics he explores.
From the bossa waves to the seduction of Salsa tunes, he makes a joyful rythm map beyond languages.
Jano Runo es un mexicano residente de Second Life donde canta y loco se levanta desde el 2007. En RL Jano ha escrito canciones para varias marcas comerciales así como obras de teatro y cortometrajes. Su proyecto RL “La Súper Cocina” editó en 2015 su EP homónimo disponible en Spotify. En SL Jano busca contagiar la alegría, riqueza y profundidad de la música del sur de nuestro continente y expone sus propias canciones recorriendo un territorio más allá de los idiomas que le gusta llamar : La Tropicalia.
As a native New Yorker, Jackie started singing at a young age in her church in Brooklyn. Jackie evolved into a superb Jazz and Blues singer. RL experience includes sharing the stage with Concord Records Jazz recording artist Karrin Allyson in Chicago and performing in various unique venues throughout the United States and on the African continent. Now, Jackie brings her sultry vocal stylings to Second Life and continues to perform in RL with her live band in Florida, USA.
A M B R O S I A
Ambrosia Kamala better known as simply as A M B R O S I A. She is a versatile singer that specializes in genres of Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Pop & Soul music. She has been singing all through her lifetime and In RL she has performed and toured with a Grammy nominated choir.
Khaz has played at various locations such as Fracture and The Blue Orange, festivals like Indie Teepee and BURN2, and at many gallery openings, where she resonated with the artists. Like last year, she will lay down chilled and wicked beats with a slight ethnic touch.
Scorpio, a RL musician (keyboards) started singing over 30 years ago in church. He covers songs of all genres, but does them in his own musical style. From Jazz to Country, He puts himself into all of the songs he sings, be it with backing tracks, or when playing the songs live on his keyboard.
Nina Setner is one of Second Life’s preeminent interpreters of the Great American Song book. A classically trained vocalist, Nina is at home, not only with jazz standards but with an extensive repertoire ranging from folk to pop to cabaret. She has starred in theater productions and has been a regular in the cabaret/piano bar circuit in her home Chicagoland.
Jas has been Djing since roughly 2010, when her mentors gave her the tools and a venue to fulfill a lifelong dream. She has worked in various rock clubs and now owns Twisted Cork Wine and Rock Bar, a laid-back rock club with a splash of sass!
If you’re looking for an Interesting, Eclectic Mix of music that includes not only rock and pop, but forays into dubstep, techno, dub and more, then come to DJ Flo’s expertly-mixed explorations of music! Always a joy to hear! Come and learn something new and DANCE! WooT!
DJ Rik (Elrik Merlin)
A broadcaster and record producer for decades, Elrik Merlin has been a regular presenter and event DJ with Radio Riel for a dozen years, where he also looks after technical and music licensing management. He has also, for the past five years, been a part of the team bringing Fantasy Faire Radio to the air, the radio station of RFL fundraiser Fantasy Faire, which became a full-time Radio Riel stream in April 2017.
Elrik has also been co-presenter since November 2007 on Designing Worlds, the award-winning weekly TV series on design and designers in virtual worlds, produced by Prim Perfect Publications.
Elrik is honoured to be invited back to play One Billion Rising. Depending on the occasion, he plays a wide variety of music, from Early Music and classical, to lounge, folk, rock. At OBR this year he’s playing a Classic Rock set with music from both sides of the Atlantic and a slight bias towards the 1970s.
Melenda M Baptiste
Melenda started singing at a young age around 6. She always wanted to sing because she listened daily to her grandmother singing throughout the house. She started singing in choir early in her school days. She was always soaking up as much music as she could everywhere she went. She did show choir, musicals and even did several singing competitions where she was awarded the highest of praises. She is a shy singer, and you can often find her hiding in a corner somewhere, until you get to know her. She has been in and out of choirs and singing groups throughout her so called grown-up years and is just now dipping her toes into the live music part of this crazy virtual world. She has what most call a tender voice, but do not be mistaken she can also belt out some not as tender sounds. She is a very eclectic singer, liking to sing everything from Etta James to Radiohead. While Melenda currently uses backing tracks for her singing she is working on learning the guitar, she is just having an issue with the guitar being way to big! She is forever grateful for the people that have helped and gently pushed her down this path and she hopes that you enjoy the sounds she brings you.
Agatha is not only an exceptionally talented singer, blessed with a beautiful voice and incredible range, she is also hysterically funny and down to earth. Singing from her home in Brazil, Agatha’s strong, smooth and sultry voice will take you down the alleyways of Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Pearl Jam, America, and her Bossa Nova will simply take your breath away. Her intimacy and easy manner will make you will feel like you’re sitting in her living room, singing your favorite songs together, sharing some laughs, and forgetting all your cares for this enchanting hour. If you miss an Agatha show, you are truly missing out on something special.
We use Art to decorate blank walls… I use music to decorate the silence. Toxie has a rich, sultry voice and quirky personality that brings a lot of fun to the stage. She brings a new meaning to the words sultry and sizzle with a collection of music that’s a blend of classic to contemporary, sweet to naughty. Enjoy jazz? Blues? Rock? A little pop? Bring your requests, be ready to sing along, and let her show you just how much she loves the music she shares with us during her “musical therapy.”
Showman Latino, singing in SL since 2010 in Latins Clubs with genres from Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata and Pop. It takes us to travel through music and his voice the different Latin rhythms, singing live from Caracas Venezuela. In RL he is dedicated to singing and locution and SL became a new way of getting known and about taking the current situation in his country. Cheerful, friendly and very friendly, he enjoys the Latin atmosphere wherever he goes.
Kaleb Wolf Avedon
Kaleb Wolf Avedon is a Hispanic Singer/Songwriter in SL. He has been writing songs and playing the guitar since he was 14 yrs old. His repertoire is filled with romantic songs from his bi-cultural heritage and his own inspiration. They include songs from Garth Brooks, Jewel, Enrique Iglesias, Jesse and Joy and many more. So come, sit by the fire and listen to him sing and be transported to a place of romance.
Kaleb sings mostly acoustic songs while playing his guitar, but also has some songs which he sings over a track. His song list is attached below and also available to view on his web site http://kalebavedon.wix.com/mymusic The web site also lists upcoming events and has a more detailed biography page.
Grace McDunnough with Key West
Grace is an indie singer/songwriter from Atlanta, GA and draws inspiration from an eclectic mix of folk, soul, alternative rock and blues. An SL AMA and Avi Choice Award winner, Grace throws down a variety of acoustic cover and original sets with an old guitar, rich lyrics and powerfully raw vocals that will leave your heart pounding – in a good way.
Personal Web Page: http://grace.weebly.com/
Melly Faith Landfall-Byron
Melly Faith is a silly, fun, bubbly person who loves to sing country music. She is a small town girl from Oklahoma who wants to spread music to the world. The first time she remembers singing is on the way home from the lake at the age of 3 singing the wrong lyrics to Boot Scootin’ Boogie.
She has continued to sing in church, as well as making it into honors choir in middle school and varsity choir in high school. She wants nothing more than to spread the love and joy of music to as many as she can.
Her musical influences include Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, and so many more.
Ren Enberg (previously known as Freestar) is a quirky, irreverent, and engaging personality who’s singing/songwriting style is bluesy, sassy, and smooth, with a rich and dynamic emotional range. She enjoys long walks on the beach, Netflix binges, and singing for the citizens of SL. Few genres are off-limits as long as she can infuse it with her own brand of soul, romance, and humor. Ren and her amazing partner Quai Franklin are also available as a duo with vocal and instrumental perfection combined in ways that will make your soul beg for more !
Nymian Samme is known for her eclectic taste, always ensuring the crowd a good time by sharing her kooky personality with those in attendance. Daughter of the late DJ Hawkes Broome, she carries on the legacy by bringing the best tunes. Nymian is incredibly honored to be DJing at OBR for the second year in a row!
Briony’s DJ style is best known as erratic – spinning everything from oldies to the latest releases and making it flow so it keeps you dancing and moving for her whole set. A DJ in SL for over 5 years, her passion is music and working to introduce people to the amazing talent in SL in small and large events across the grid. Briony is thrilled to be back at One Billion Rising for her second year and has put together a set that is all Canadian!