About The Artists

KRISTEN MERLIN
http://kristenmerlin.com/

Kristen Merlin is a singer, songwriter & guitarist from the small town of Hanson, Massachusetts. For as long as anyone can remember, this girl has been front and center, always singing her heart out. Dating back to her grade school days and her first solo - singing a Peter Pan song - Kristen remembers “ wearing an awful blue and white striped sailor shirt, hands in the pockets of my 'skorts' and rocking back and forth from heel to toe while squeaking out some of the high notes.” From there, her love for music continued to blossom. In her junior year of High School, Kristen’s mother came home with an acoustic guitar for her. She placed it in front of her and Kristen scratched her head and thought to herself, “Well, I guess I need to teach myself how to play this thing!” Within a few short months, she was a self-taught guitarist, and had begun to write songs of her own.

In 2003, Kristen attended the University of New Haven in Connecticut. While in her studies for her B.A. in Music and Sound Recording, Kristen connected with several other musicians and continued to write her original tunes. In class, she was supposed to be on the recording/mixing side of things. However, she often found herself on the other side of the glass pouring her heart and soul out through the microphone. When she wasn’t busy with her studies, she often participating in UNH’s open mic "Bean House" nights. It was there that Kristen let loose and performed her original music. Each time she took the stage, she captivated her audience. It was then that she realized how badly she wanted to make this her career.

After graduating in 2007, Kristen moved back to MA and enjoyed her nights off with friends at Karaoke bars everywhere. An old friend from a church youth choir group, Kristin Pimental, invited Kristen to come play at an open mic night at J.P. Ryan’s Tavern in Abington, MA. After Kristen’s 3-song performance, the owner of the venue approached her and asked if she would want to rock her own night there. Kristen was a bit taken back by this question, but wanted to jump on board as soon as possible. She soon became part of a duo with Kristin Pimental and they went by the name of Circling Straight.

After a year or so of performing as a Duo, Kristen broke away and began her career as a solo artist. In 2009, Boston Nightlife Awards named Kristen the South Shore’s Best Acoustic Solo Act. She then became the lead singer for the cover band, Arctic Playground. From there, she continued to rock the South Shore’s music scene and moved on to join forces with the power-house cover band Six Foot Sunday.

Kristen is back as the lead singer of her self-titled band and they are taking over the New England music scene! Kristen is an enthusiastic performer unlike any other in the Boston area. Not only does she have the vocal ability that can grab the attention of everyone in the room, but her stage presence is a force to be reckoned with. She is not one to be kept stationary. In fact, she is well-known for her bar-top performances. She loves to get her audience involved in her shows as much as possible. Her playful, dancy, Tigger-like bouncing performances will make anyone want to get up and join in the fun!

Kristen Merlin has always been in love with music. From a very young age she began singing and her love for performance has been a driving force throughout the course of her music career. Kristen won the hearts of music lovers, from all walks of life, during her time on Season 6 of NBC's Emmy Award winning series, The Voice. Since then, she has been performing at a variety of venues, making multiple public appearances, all the while recording new music. Kristen Merlin has shared the stage with some incredible talent including names like Shakira and Sugarland. Kristen Merlin connected with fans across the United States on the 30- U.S. City -"The Voice Tour". Kristen also tours Colleges and Universities with her acoustic guitar, spreading her upbeat music, positivity and fun-loving spirit. Kristen is available for booking events, and always welcomes a high-spirited crowd of #MerlinNation Fans.

.Kristen has several accomplishments of which she is proud...

• 2008 – Placed 2nd in Boston’s Pride Idol singing competition

• 2011 – Sang the National Anthem for Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park

• 2012 – Sang with multi-platinum Country band – Sugarland at the Mandalay Bay Casino – Las Vegas, NV

• 2014 – Placed Top 5 in Season 6 of NBC's Emmy Award Winning show The Voice

• 2014 – Toured 31 US cities with 8 other former Voice contestants

• 2014 – Sang the National Anthem for Reebok's World Championship Spartan Race



TIM CHARRON
http://www.timcharron.com/

Originally from Rhode Island, Tim Charron is a country rock recording artist that currently divides his time between Nashville and Florida. Charron currently has three albums out, the latest, Chasing The Sun, was recorded with country mega star Jason Aldean’s band. It contains a sound that is described as, “Country Rock with a twist of Lime”.

Tim has toured the US, Europe and Central America, opening for such acts as: Willie Nelson, Justin Moore, Chris Young, Charlie Daniels Band, Scotty McCreery, Clint Black, Sara Evans, Bret Michaels, Jon Pardi, Neal McCoy, Frankie Ballard, Randy Travis and many more. Tim has co-hosted various TV shows including The Scoop, The Jackie Watson Show, and Good Morning Florida Keys. Currently, Tim is embarked on a festival tour of the US with his “Chasing the Sun Tour“. Some fairs and festivals Tim Charron has played include Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival, The Charlestown Seafood Festival, The Bolton Fair, Topsfield Fair, Washington County Fair, Miami Springs Festival, Palm Beach Seafood Festival, South Florida Fair. Everglades Seafood Festival, Westfest, Project New Hope Country Festival, among many others.


ANNIE BROBST
http://www.anniebrobstmusic.com/home.html

After moving to North Shore Massachusetts from the Midwest in 2007, Annie has become one of the most sought after and awarded artists in New England. She’s accumulated over 10,000 followers across social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Bandsintown, Reverbnation, and more) of engaged and devoted fans - The ABB Army!

Her debut EP “Ghost” is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and a variety of other online markets. This is a warm introduction to her Pop/Country sound and early songwriting. Annie’s first full album is set to release in June of 2018, with multiple single releases leading up to then. Both works were recorded with Sean McLaughlin of 37’ Productions - an award winning producer in the New England music scene.

Songs from the “Ghost” EP have played regularly on the “Backyard Country” segment of Boston’s country radio station 101.7 The Bull, powered by iHeartMedia.

TIMMY BROWN and BLACK DIAMOND
http://www.timmybrownmusic.com


Timmy Brown, the 2017 and 2018 New England Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year, is a singer/songwriter/Nashville recording artist from Norton, Massachusetts, who has a definite style of his own. His infectious energy and talent have made him a local favorite, and he has grown an avid fan base around the New England area. Timmy recently made it to Top 70 on American Idol Reboot Season 1 on ABC.

Timmy started playing the piano at the age of five and ever since then, music became his life. Once he graduated from high school, he began playing solo shows at local events and restaurants. Throughout that time, he had auditioned for television shows such as “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent” and "American Idol". It was at his third audition when he was selected to be on Season 14 of American Idol. Shortly after his audition, he was approached by members of a local country band Black Diamond and was asked to become the lead singer. His love of music is most evident when on that stage performing. Timmy’s natural ability to connect with the audience and draw them in with his enthusiasm has earned him a loyal fan base.

In April 2016, Timmy’s debut EP “Leave This Town” was released. “Leave This Town” is not the typical first release by an unsigned artist. The tracks are very well written. The recordings done at Sound Emporium and Blackbird in Nashville features a production "A Team" of players and engineers that are more commonly found on artists such as Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, or Blake Shelton. That team provided the perfect soundscape for an impressive voice and performance that an artist the caliber of Timmy Brown can lay down, and lay it down he did. Timmy’s first single “Lil Bit” was released on iTunes April 18th, 2016 and made its way to the top 100 charts on iTunes that day. Every Sunday night at 10pm you can hear one of Timmy’s songs played on Backyard Country which is hosted by Jessica Callahan. He has also been featured on 102.5 Krusers Local Catch as “Catch of the Week” for local talent.

Timmy is currently traveling back and forth from New England to Nashville to concentrate on writing some new songs for his second album. His past accomplishments include opening for Dustin Lynch, Lindsey Ell and Granger Smith, singing the national anthem at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA for the NE Patriots, and performing at 75th Annual Tree Lighting at the Boston Common which was aired on Channel 5’s The Chronicle. You can catch Timmy playing his acoustic shows, and full band shows weekly. Be sure to check out his upcoming schedule!


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