Brett Koolik – Spotify
Brett Koolik is 19 year old singer songwriter and classically trained pianist from Boca Raton Florida. He’s been playing piano since the 3rd grade. He is currently a sophomore studying biomedical engineering. Some of his musical inspirations include Carole King, James Taylor, John Mayer, and Kanye West.
Lackhoney (Aly Lakhani) – Spotify, Soundcloud
Growing up with Indian and Pakistani parents meant young Aly “Lackhoney” Lakhani heard more Bollywood hits and Muslim spiritual music than hip-hop. But when he first heard artists like Audio Push in middle school, his world changed. He spent hours studying their videos, stage presence, and radio freestyles. Those early binge sessions laid the groundwork for his artistry.
He fused his influences with inspiration from acts like Smino, Chance the Rapper and indie rockers Arlie.
A clever lyricist and charismatic vocalist, Lackhoney is carving out a unique place in hip hop by embracing his own reality, from dealing with the racial prejudice he experiences as a Muslim to the everyday ups and downs of life as a student.
Growing up in Philadelphia, childhood best friends Gavin Becker and Sam Lazarus played music together for years as kids before moving to Nashville and forming New Parlor with drummer Jeremy Trujillo and guitarist Ben Pleasant. Pairing modern pop sensibilities with a warm sense of the past, New Parlor creates a deeply-felt and authentic atmosphere with you in mind.
Sam started writing raps at 11. His biggest influences are Lecrae, Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Tech N9ne, Mick Jenkins.
Sarah writes and records songs with raw ambience and honest lyrics.