NSR ARTIST GALLERY
Mia Taylor is a twenty-one year old singer/songwriter from Clinton Hills in Brooklyn, NYC. At the age of three, she attended the Bed Stuy Youth Arts Academy where she discovered her love of music through the practice of dance. At the age of twelve, one of Taylor's instructors encouraged her to sing in the annual end of term showcase dance. That is where she found her voice. Taylor was brought up in a musical family filled with singers and musicians. The one person who influenced her the most was her grandfather, Stephan Sardinha, who was a steel pan pioneer from the beautiful Caribbean isle of Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean soca sound had a huge influence on Mia Taylor's music. Thus, allowing her to produce a soca song of her own. After reaching almost 100k plays on SoundCloud from her remix to Fetty Wap's '679', Taylor released her first soca single 'FIYAH'. As she embraced her roots through her music, many doors began to open up for her in the soca world. Taylor now attends Berklee College of Music, where she plans on continuing to write, create and perfect her voice and artistry. Her number one goal is to work towards positively impacting others through her music.
Mayah Dyson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and model born and raised in Woodbridge, Virginia. She discovered her musical talents early and began performing at the age of 7. She recently graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where she started working on her artistry. She recently relocated to Atlanta Georgia to continue her artistry. One of her most recent stepping stones toward her solo music career is being selected for Kelly Rowland's first season of “Chasing Destiny” which aired in 2016. Through Rowland, Mayah Dyson was also given the opportunity to perform with Solange during her first appearance on Saturday Night Live. She also performed at Essence Festival this past Summer in New Orleans, Louisiana and SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Mayah released debut EP “Elevation” in November 2017, its available on all music streaming platforms.
Jackson Lundy is a singer/songwriter from New York whose music is a blend of R&B, Jazz and Neo-Soul. Mixing softer songwriting with hip-hop inspired drums and 808 bass gives Jackson's music a unique sound and can be played at a party or just on a long drive. Jackson is a singer, guitarist, and aspiring producer. Jackson's single 'Calypso' has reached surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify and was #4 on the US Viral List for a day.
"Everything I wanted started with a dream"
Straight from the 904! ALX is a singer/songwriter based in Jacksonville, FL. He started following his passion at age 14 and has since opened for artists such as T.I. and ELHAE. With his creative lyricism and intricate beats, he will keep you in a RnBass trance! His influences reflect in his music, such as Trey Songz, Big Sean, Eric Bellinger, Omarion, H.E.R., & Ty Dolla Sign. From slow jams to the turn up, ALX will not disappoint. ALX will be performing at Essence Fest this year on July 7th.
Brandon Harris is a Chicago based R&B artist. He started making music at the age of 10 years old, & has been writing & releasing his own material ever since. As a musician, singer, writer & performer his artistry is influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Usher & Beyonce. He is currently a student at Berklee College of Music & has most recently dropped a new album entitled Salt, available on all streaming platforms.
Raven Moran is a guitarist, producer, arranger, programmer, and engineer from Houston, Texas currently attending Berklee College of Music, where she majors in Music Production & Engineering. Raven has been playing guitar professionally since the age of 14, sharing the stage with artists such as Wale & touring with saxophonist Dayna Stephens. She served as the Musical Director for over 15 shows, where she also arranged the music. Moran not only plays around different venues; she also produces music for many artists. Her placements extend to artists, film, and television shows. When listening to Raven Moran's music, you can expect to hear influences such as R&B, Hip Hop, and Pop, although her sound can also expand into other genres as well.
Amber Ais was born and raised in Boston, MA. She began singing in church from the age of three and continued to do so throughout high school. During her childhood, Amber was passionate about music and wrote songs as a hobby. At the age of 15 she decided to pursue music fully. In the fall of 2014 she began her studies at Berklee College of Music.
On April 7, 2017 Amber Ais released her debut EP, 'Seattle'; a collection of three songs she wrote herself. It was recorded and produced in 2016 by friend, Daniel Dalexis. Her cool tone is supported by a blend of contemporary R&B and pop. She believes that songwriting is a cathartic outlet for her and hopes that by being vulnerable, she can remind people that their emotions are valid. Amber Ais has recently released her second EP Yearbook, and his currently on tour this summer. She hopes to continue to create and collaborate with other writers and producers in the near future.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Malaya Watson first captured the public's eye when she was 15 as a contestant on American Idol Season 13 in 2014. She placed top 8 on the show and soon after went on a 3-month American Idols Live tour across 41 cities in North America and Canada. Following the show, Malaya pursued her solo career in music as an electronic soul singer, songwriter, and producer. Her music is influenced by her life, grandfather, and father. Malaya has opened for India Arie, Bryson Tiller, and Aretha Franklin, and has shared the stage with John Legend and Greg Phillinganes.
Myia Thornton is an American Singer, Songwriter, Rapper and Producer/Audio Engineer. Myia creates songs combining elements of hip-hop music and contemporary R&B. She was inspired by artist like Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, Ledisi, Lauryn Hill and more to start writing and producing at a very young age. Her goal has always been to help others find the "right" words to express their emotions.
As a teenager, Jayla taught herself how to play the piano, as well as the guitar, in order to create her music. Recognizing that it took more to complete a song, she also taught herself to use GarageBand, Protools, Reason, and Logic to produce beats and engineer her songs from home.
After realizing that this was more than a hobby, the Detroit native, moved to Atlanta to further pursue her career. Not only is Jayla a unique artist, She is also an exceptional student. Jayla graduated from high school a full year early, granting her the opportunity too study at SAE for Audio Engineering, where she graduated in June 2016.
Jayla’s introduction to the world, came in the form of her debut EP, titled 118, where she wrote and produced on the entire project. Her mentor, Grammy-Award Winning producer, Henny (Tha Bizness), lent an additional hand by co-Executive Producing for the project.
Her love, passion, and dedication to music are just part of the gifts that God has placed in this young lady at an early age. The young talent is well on her way to becoming an award winning artist, writer, producer and engineer.