We are deeply blessed to have this caliber of talent grace our stage this year. Humbled and excited to enjoy their music together!
/// 2022 LINEUP ///
TONES AND I
With a desire to pursue music, Tones & I started as a busker on the streets of Byron Bay, Australia. The very first day, the crowds overflowed into the street. At that moment, she quit her back-up plan (a retail job) and committed to making music.
Her global hit, “Dance Monkey”, was born on those streets as a response to hecklers. (Who’s laughing now?) Constantly requested by passersby, it grew into a record-breaking phenomenon, including:
The most streamed song EVER by a female artist on Spotify
The first top-5 Billboard Hot 100 hit solely written by a woman since 2012
The most Shazam’ed single of all time
Achieving the #1 spot in 30 countries
Spending 24 weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart
Clocking in over 7 billion streams, “Dance Monkey” went quadruple-platinum in the U.S and launched Tones & I into the spotlight.
After this incredible ramp up, she’s stayed committed to her vision of being the sole songwriter, co-producing her debut album, “Welcome to the Madhouse,” which boasts additional smash singles like “Fly Away” and “Cloudy Day.”
Born into a musical family in California, Claire Rosinkranz helped her musician father with melodies and lyrics for songs while also starting to write her own songs at eight years old. Since then she’s learned to play the ukulele, the piano, and (her personal favorite) the jazz electric guitar.
Written, recorded, and produced with her dad at their home studio, “BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd” is a four-song EP that Claire describes as “alternative-blues-pop.”
She continued developing the final track list, with the ultimate standout being “Backyard Boy.” After its initial release, Claire started getting texts and DMs telling her the song was doing really well on TikTok—she opened the app to find that there were already 300,000 videos under the song. From there she developed the music video for “Backyard Boy” and has continued to grow in popularity.
Fronting the same band since 8th grade, Joe P had to pivot when the group dissolved during the pandemic. Turns out, that became an opportunity to create and produce his most honest material yet.
As an indie singer/songwriter, his alternative music sets distinct moods and leverages unique lyrics. There’s a “no frills, no pretense, raw and honest expression of self” in his songs that resonates with fans.
Sharing his music on TikTok, he watched the world respond—his followers grew to 300,000, he gained millions of views in just a few months, and Zane Lowe, a famous DJ in New Zealand, dueted his song. As Joe P’s popularity continues to rise with songs “Off My Mind” and “Fighting in the Car”, garnering millions of streams each, he stays committed to his unique, retro style.