Nicole Dionne – Music Supervisor – Nicole Dionne is the founder and Creative Director at PrimalScream Music, Los Angeles. Dionne’s passion is to marry striking audio to picture to move the viewer. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words; well, I feel that music is worth a million”, claims Dionne.” As Chris Morris of Billboard Magazine writes, “Nicole Dionne is someone who keeps her ear close to the ground. On any given night, you can count on running into her in an L.A. club, checking out what’s new, exciting, and up-to- the-minute in music.” Learn more at www.PrimalScreamMusic.com!
Tim Easton – Composer – Tim Easton is a musician/writer from Ohio who resides in the high desert of Joshua Tree, CA. He has made four full length albums of original songs with New West Records and has travelled extensively around the planet as a solo troubadour and with a backing band. “Tim Easton is a storyteller through and through, but he’s also a student of classic pop songcraft willing to interrupt a weighty narrative with an undeniable hook. ” ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE. Learn more at http://www.timeaston.com
Kyle Moorman (not pictured) – Composer – Kyle Moorman is an accomplished producer, mixer, engineer and composer who has worked with Christina Aguilera, Hole, Fear Factory and other. Learn more at his Artist Direct site at http://bit.ly/ghO9K9
Joe Corcoran – Music Editor – Joe Corcoran lives in Los Angeles. He is an accomplished musician, producer, composer and engineer, and is especially known for his deft maneuvering in Pro Tools. Joe has been involved in music since the age of 4. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from The University of Toronto, where he studied classical trombone, theory and arranging. Joe also plays guitar, bass, piano and many more instruments. He likes to think of Pro Tools and Melodyne as musical instruments too. See www.joecorcoranmusic.com/ for more info.
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The Power Of Two’s own composer, Tim Easton, lends his musical talent to the film with three original songs: “Baby Come Home,” “The Two Of Us” and “Until It Kills You.” This critically acclaimed artist blends his soulful voice with blues-infused folk quite beautifully. Whether playing for just a handful of people or performing in front of thousands, Easton’s charm and stage presence continue to make new fans while reaffirming the love of lifelong listeners. But don’t just take our word for it; Easton’s melodies, guitar and harmonica have won him three Independent Music Awards. Or better yet, watch this video and become a fan yourself.
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An immensely talented group of musicians including Joel Shearer, Zac Rae, Blair Sinta and Joe Karnes make up the alternative rock band, Pedestrian. Different members of this Los Angeles band have performed live with such great acts as Gnarls Barkley, Our Lady Peace, Alanis Morissette and Damian Rice. Pedestrian has found success of its own with 2008’s “Sidegeist,” described on their website as a record inspired by “art, politics, love, life, loneliness, chaos, good scotch and a beautiful dog named Cedrick.” THE POWER OF TWO soundtrack features their broken-hearted, hard-edged ballad “Shape of A Pocket” that you can preview below:
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Though Alabama’s Remy Zero is now retired, the popularity and growth of its artists is widespread and far-reaching. Made up of Cinjun Tate, Shelby Tate, Cedric LeMoyne, Jeffrey Cain, and formerly Gregory Slay, Remy Zero was recruited to open for Radiohead before even recording an album and was quickly crowned the “next big thing.” Since their debut album, Remy Zero continued producing high-quality rock that has been featured in television shows like WB’s “Smallville” and movies such as “Crazy/Beautiful,” “Garden State,” and “She’s All That.” After three successful and critically lauded albums, the band parted ways in 2003.
Remy Zero’s contribution to our soundtrack, “World,” is personal to our project on several levels as it was produced by our own music supervisor, Nicole Dionne, in the Los Angeles Primal Scream Music studio. This song also honors Gregory Slay: the band’s late drummer who passed away in 2010 (at age 40) due to complications of cystic fibrosis.
You may recognize the music video below featuring Remy Zero’s hit song, “Save Me”:
Haroula Rose is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter responsible for two moving songs on THE POWER OF TWO soundtrack: “Free To Be Me” and “The New World.” She was recently praised by Margaret Wappler in the LA Times who described her as such: “The feathery tones of Haroula Rose’s debut album, ‘These Open Roads,’ are pretty enough to cause suspicion.” (Read the full LA Times article here). The entire album has received much press, as L.A. Record featured the song “Simple Time” (read here) and LA Weekly music critics called the new album “a deft and resourceful melodicist, a subtly superb acoustic guitar crafter and a distinctly winsome vocal presence.” (Read the full LA Weekly article here). Click below to watch an intimate performance of “Free To Be Me,” a fitting addition to THE POWER OF TWO soundtrack, by Haroula Rose:
Two songs on our soundtrack, “Skyscraper” and “What I Do It For,” are the product of Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, Juliette Commagere. This beauty’s (both physically and sonically) career is so diverse that most people can at least say that they have heard her voice, even if they weren’t aware of it at the time. Lending her vocal abilities to a wide array of musical acts like critical darlings The Bird and the Bee, the danceable Hello Stranger and rock outlet Avenged Sevenfold, Commagere’s repertoire is well-versed within many genres. Commagere’s musical talent is highlighted wonderfully in this recent performance of the song “Skyscraper” featured on THE POWER OF TWO musical soundtrack (along with a second song, “What I Do It For”):
Mindy Gledhill is a bubbly singer/songwriter living in Utah (after stints in California and Spain) who has a knack for whimsical songs full of love and kindness. She is featured in the January/Feburary 2011 issue of Utah Valley Magazine (preview the article here) for her live performances that “pack more life into your life.” Gledhill’s feel good music puts listeners at ease with a smile on their face. Read Mindy’s active blog where she personally sums up her persona and music better than we ever could, stating “Indie singer songwriter that will leave you floating like a scoop of vanilla cream in a strawberry soda.”
Check out her lovely video for THE POWER OF TWO soundtrack feature, “Anchor,” below:
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Sara Melson grew up in Indiana and graduated from Harvard University before moving to Los Angeles in the pursuit of music. As her bio reads, “Sara lives somewhere between rock, pop, and folk, with timeless songs that blur boundaries between the genres.” Moving between her skills as a classical pianist and self-taught guitarist, Sara both writes and sings her own songs. She has played alongside Ben Folds Five, Silversun Pickups, and the Dandy Warhols. To find out more about Sara Melson see her website and follow her on Facebook. Click below to hear what she’s made of with the song, Feel It Coming:
Gram Rabbit is a rock band based in Joshua Tree, California and led by vocalist/musician Jesika von Rabbit. The band formed in 2004 to include Todd Rutherford (guitarist/bassist/programmer/vocalist), Hayden Scott (drummer) and Ethan Allen (guitarist/producer). Gram Rabbit was noted best new LA Band at the LA Weekly Music Awards in 2005 and has since been featured in the soundtrack of several television shows, earning them a nomination at the 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Watch their live performance of “Dirty Horse” and stream music free at Gram Rabbit’s Myspace.
Gus Black, a Los Angeles-born singer/songwriter, has been releasing one successful indie/folk/rock record after the next since the mid 90s. His music has been featured in the film, “Scream,” and in various television shows including “Alias” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” His most recent album, “Today Is Not the Day…” will soon be followed by “The Day I Realized…” to be released on February 25, 2011. Watch the music video for “Waiting In the Cold” below and see Gus Black’s website and Myspace for more songs.