Young Mister is songwriter Steven Fiore, sometimes accompanied by a band of talented musicians across the southeast United States. As a songwriter, Fiore has spent many years building a fan base along both coasts, touring with Jay Clifford (Jump Little Children), Slow Runner, and even regularly performing as a guest vocalist in Jeff Goldblum’s jazz band in Los Angeles. After spending 6 years writing with Universal Music Publishing Group, Fiore is now shedding his skin and stretching into new musical territory as Young Mister with this self-titled, debut album.
Taking influence from classic rock bands like Electric Light Orchestra, Young Mister worked with producer Wolfgang Zimmerman (Brave Baby, The High Divers) to create an album that embodies the ethos of Americana while retaining the distinct, soulful sound that Fiore’s fans know and love. The album ebbs and flows from big band arrangements, such as the brass-filled “The Best Part”, to the catchy and psychedelic “Anybody Out There”, before closing on “Pasadena”, a song whose lyrics take influence from Fiore’s own past as an artist torn between two coasts. The arrangements invoke a deep sense of nostalgia as they are carefully paired with vivid and relatable lyrics that truly resonate with the listener.
“There was a time when an album like this, which showcases songs built and layered to their fullest potential, would have been a platinum selling LP. Instead of living in the past, Young Mister does a brilliant job of taking an Americana sound and filling it with plenty of modern ingredients. You most likely have not heard of this album yet, but now that you have, there’s no excuse not to listen to eight songs which have been put together that can hold their own against any other group of recorded tunes released in 2016. You’re welcome.” – AXS
“Gentle, sincere, and built with a strong hook, the track sees him imagining a hopeful future together with his loved one.” – Consequence of Sound
“Young Mister strike a rare balance between energetic yet considered songwriting and accessibility to a myriad of different listeners. In short, it’s just a fun album to listen to.” – PopMatters
THE MOBROS are an indie/rock&roll/Western soul act out of Charleston, South Carolina. The Mobros are touring the east and west coast and will be performing in festivals around the country this year. THE MOBROS have been on the rise in the indie rock/soul realm classifying their sound as “Western Soul” while maintaining a hard-soul driven rock & roll edge. Last year, THE MOBROS performed at Midpoint Music Fest, Red Gorilla Fest, Seven Sense Fest, SXSW, and many other festivals this past year opening for popular indie acts such as Band Of Horses, Los Colognes, The Revivalists, Trampled By Turtles, Lucero, Into It. Over it., The Wood Brothers, and Houndmouth. On December 30th, of 2016 THE MOBROS released a “hard-driven-soul” track as their new single called, “Your Feeling Is Mine.” They will be embarking on their next tour in support of their upcoming EP release.
DYADO’s self titled E.P. comes as the end result of a year long collaboration between cousins, friends and kindred spirits, Louisa Stancioff, Emily Ramsey, and Matt Lohan. The group began to lay the ground work for the project in June of 2015. They built a home studio in Louisa’s Grandfather’s barn in Camden, Maine, and tracked new original work throughout the summer. They continued working through busy college schedules in the fall and winter, until the tracking was finally finished in April of 2016, in Matt’s hometown of Charleston, SC. The end result is an artful collaboration that spans the east coast from Maine to South Carolina and back again in style and spirit. With material ranging from groovy banjo driven love songs in three part harmony, to hard hitting alt-country style ballads, the debut E.P. is a breakout work that showcases the group’s stunning collaborative songwriting and a wealth of vocal talent.