Kenton Chen is the music director and founding member of The Backbeats, 3rd place winners on Season 2 of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Chen has a degree in Vocal Jazz from the University of Southern California. He has shared the stage with many artists, including Ben Folds, Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, and Natalie Cole. His influence lies in jazz, classical, and pop. As an avid singer-songwriter, he incorporates each style into his compositions.
All his new work is available on bandcamp. His debut album Something About Love is also available on iTunes.
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“Enough” by Kenton Chen
“Fierce Tears” by Kenton Chen
Image and mp3s courtesy of Sarah J. Evans at LaFamos PR & Branding. Photo credit to Jenn Harrington.
Something About Love by Kenton Chen
LA-based indie rock band, Bowery Beasts will release their debut EP, Heavy You on July 5th, 2011 via Black Creem.
Led by enigmatic front man Marion Belle, the Beasts have captivated the Scene with their self-described brew of “Blue Jean Glam,” a mixture of psycho-tropic folk, 70’s metal strut, & California haze… A series of 7″ and 45″ releases, lauded by Sex Pistols guitarist and KROQ DJ Steve Jones, have led to gigs with Tame Impala, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Dungen, and most recently, a residency at the renowned Silverlake Lounge… “Heavy You” screams instant Summertime classic that may take you back to the heady days when giants like Freddy Mercury ruled the waves, when all we had was love, and all we had were songs.
Image and mp3 also courtesy of Sera Roadnight.
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“Rock n Roll Queen” by Bowery Beasts
“Amulet” by Bowery Beasts