ALEX AND THE XO'S
Far from Normal, Illinois; the transplanted bay area band, Alex and the XO's, mixes lively, fresh, open indie guitar pop augmented by a folky edge of ukulele; quirky, eccentric arrangements that incorporate a jubilant hint of chaos; and the immediately recognizable childlike sensuality projected in the breathy power of Alexandra Fisher’s uniquely addictive vocals. Alex and the XO’s play songs which gently twist the melodies to grow in unexpected directions as they interact with and respond to the unusually intricate subtleties of Fisher’s voice. It’s a celebratory playground of eclectic and passionately exuberant pop music.
Ellisa Sun cuts out her heart and leaves it all on stage - which is why she never wears white.
Her sound is heartfelt, honest, and textured, combining elements of R&B, bossanova, and soul. Comparisons to artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, and Norah Jones come naturally.
Ellisa is "a force of nature" (KFOG). She released her self-produced debut album Moon & Sun in 2017. In a short time, Ellisa has garnered much critical acclaim. SF Weekly called her song Unravel “as near to perfect as any song could be” and “damn gorgeous”, and Ellisa’s voice has been described as “pretty, but overshadowed by its strength...a Ronda Rousey of vocals” by The Bay Bridge