Honey River was formed in 2017 by songwriter/singer/guitarist Joey Sykes, inspired by his many years of Nashville writing trips and a love for such Country Rock legends like The Eagles, Tom Petty, and Little Big Town. Recently, Jay Mags and Chris Vincent added their vocal and guitar talent to make Honey River’s unique sound. The style of Honey River can be best described as Modern Vintage Country Rock. Using classic instruments such as mandolin, dobro, pedal steel, and 12-string guitars, along with more commonly used piano, organ, real drums, plenty of guitars, and lots of vocal harmonies, the sound can be enjoyed by a wide age range of music lovers, country or rock, anywhere from 18 to 80.
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 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. 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.
Mike Hill‘s musical journey started at a very young age in his school programs back home in Canada. Since those early days, Mike has spent his time bettering his craft, working with local touring groups here in the States and back home. In 2007, Michael moved to Southern California and has been currently performing, co-writing and producing original independent artists in Los Angeles. Michael performs along the west coast in a variety of top-notch bands as well being cast in Disney’s Mad T Party Band at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim and Disney’s Tomorrowland Terrace. With over 15 years of touring, recording, and showcasing experience, Michael Hill is a highly talented musician with extensive knowledge in entertaining and captivating live audiences around the world.
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.