The Salty Suites says their music is heavily influenced by small woodland creatures and traveling encyclopedia salesmen. Lyrically their inspiration derives from fortune cookies and grumpy cat memes. Don’t miss this functionally dysfunctional band of hooligans.
Tina Mathieu is an indie alternative soul singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. Her intimate songwriting and textured vocals give an angsty vibe with nods to the quiet storm of Sade. After circulating her acoustic soul tunes throughout New York’s live music scene and touring the northeast with the indie rock band, Under the Elephant, Tina headed west for a personal soul revival. With over a dozen film and TV song placements (NBC, Bravo, TLC), Tina’s debut single, “Downward Spiral”, landed her a recent feature with Lifetime Films. She followed that with the release of her emotionally raw debut EP, A Safer Place, taking a deep dive into the waves of divorce. As an activist for several social justice initiatives, her politically charged tunes, “America the Beautiful” and “One Step Closer”, have been used as calls to action for protests, rallies and campaigns around the country. Tina is currently working on an upcoming spiritual EP to be released later this year and is one half of the positive pop project Real Fiction.
Brittney Crush embodies the nature of a powerhouse femme icon with her electric vocals, edgy lyrics and a one-of-a-kind stage presence. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, she started her music career while earning her bachelor’s degree in New York City. As a lover of live music and ensembles, she and her band have grown to produce and perform shows that leave the audience with an unforgettable sound and experience.
Valley Cultural Foundation has been supporting Emerging Artists for the last three (3) years, providing them a means to perform in a live, professional, established concert setting where they can promote and refine their talents.
In an effort to continue its Emerging Artist program, and in compliance with the 2020 restrictions for live music due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VCF has created “Concerts on the Couch”. This online series is a way to entertain safely and promote this year’s Emerging Artists.
Valley Cultural Foundation will release one video block per week, featuring songs by three emerging artists, and will continue to release a new video each week throughout the summer.