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Mon, Apr 09 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room

GUILLA / OLIVER PENN / VICTOR CHARLIE / SCARLET STITCH

$8 DAY OF


Artist Bios

GUILLA

Rap artist, Producer, and Song Writer Timothy Russell AKA Guilla is an artist known for his esoteric, often sagacious and juxtaposing style and extreme emphasis on percussion. His travels at a young age reflect a style influenced by an array of sounds and genre’s.

Guilla was raised in a household where his father - a DJ from New York - and Mother - an Opera Singer from England - traveled avidly due to his father’s military career. Guilla was born in Japan, but journeyed to central California, England, Northern California, Virginia, and eventually, Texas. It was during his time in Virginia that he began to realize his dream as a musician.

Virginia has produced such Hip-Hop and R&B legends as The Neptunes, Timberland & Missy Elliot, which Guilla credits as some of his favorite artists. Spending much time in Virginia Beach on a scholarship at Virginia Wesleyan College, he began to develop his musical talents inspired by the rich musical culture of the Old Dominion State. Although he claims his biggest production influence is the Icelandic artist known as Björk. After losing a tennis scholarship in 2008 due to an injury, he relocated to the University of Houston to focus on his Psychology degree.

It was in Houston Texas that Guilotine started producing. After establishing his dexterity in production, Guilotine met with an underground artist by the name of Paco Dandada. During a recording session, Dandada encouraged Guilotine to write a verse to a song that was being recorded. It was during this same recording session that Guilotine wrote his first 16 bars and was invariably introduced to his favorite medium, rapping.

Guilla is an avid gamer and anime fan - a facet often reflected in his music from the surrealism, to the often operatic soundtracks of many anime productions. It's something that real inspires him, the creative worlds and universes create a landscape for his ideas to flow.

After recording 3 projects: "FYI Volume One," "The Failure," and "Super Novas" (all unreleased do to dissatisfaction of the final Product) Guilotine signed to Cloudopolis Entertainment and began to receive the guidance and structure he needed to released his first single "Gravity" in 2013. Accompanied by a close friend and fellow artist from Houston, Kenno Supreme.

Currently Guilotine is working on an several different projects with artists, MrMark, Kenno Supreme, and other artist from around the country. His much anticipated album will be produced by Guilla himself and feature a variety of genres, from DubHop, to Trap, to Esoteric. The next installment will be called, "Almost Accepted" is rescheduled to be released this summer.


OLIVER PENN

Soulful and sweet / gritty and biting - his music is a broad spectrum. Oliver Penn is a guitarist and singer who brings a refreshing fervor to the stage.

Born and raised in Providence, RI, Oliver was autonomous from the start. Teaching himself to play drums and guitar, he began listening and playing along to anything he could find. Before starting high school, he moved with his family to Houston where he was introduced to the Texas music scene, and subsequently fell in love with the blues.

After going back to Providence for college, Oliver began casually playing in bands around town. He then formed his own group, introducing his new sound to the Northeast. Oliver is now back in Houston and ready to take the scene by storm.

Oliver has a distinct sound that expresses elements of both blues-rock and funk that is sure to keep evolving. New music, merch, and performances are on the horizon.


VICTOR CHARLIE

Victor Charlie was formed in the spring of 2001. Charlie, who had moved to Athens in 1998, was playing bass in The Fates but was also thinking of forming his own band and had already written some material. In February of 2001 Charlie met Mark Turiano. Mark was visiting his sister in Athens and thinking of relocating from Ohio. Unknown to Mark, Charlie had decided that he would be the drummer in his band if and when he moved to Athens. As soon as Mark arrived in Athens he and Charlie began to work on some of the songs that Charlie had written. Around the same time The Fates disbanded and Charlie invited Fates guitarist Andrew Paolucci to take over bass duties in Victor Charlie. More songs were written and the first show was booked at Tasty World on August 13, 2002. The show went well. More material was written and the band played more shows in Athens and Atlanta. In Spring 2003 Andrew, who also played guitar in Motorcade, evaporated. After a hiatus of several months the band recruited the highly talented multi-instrumentalist Justin Sanders to play bass. Since then the band has played a limited number of shows in the Southeast while continuing to write more material. A new album and tour of the Southeast are planned for the near future. Whatever to all that . We are Back with a new bass player named Clay Hinson. In the ashes of Solar , our latest band with another frontman, we decided to get the forces together again as Victor Charlie. We have been sidetracked by getting old and being happy. So look out for new stuff.


SCARLET STITCH

Deb “grew up” blasting music and singing at the top of her lungs to songs by Donna Summers, Jennifer Holliday, Pat Benatar and Diana Ross in her room till a neighbor pounded on the wall yelling “YO BROOKLYN TURN IT DOWN!!” Writing songs has helped Deb reclaim pieces of self that were once stolen while at the same time getting back at those who did her wrong. (Never piss off a song writer!) Playing with Scarlet Stitch for years, Deb has learned to be the guys personal assistant and full time mind reader, being the only one who knows the answers to " What time is the gig? What gig? Where is the gig? 11AM not PM? (*ie—Donnie Bowden) Today? We have a gig today?"Deb still cranks the music and sings too loud in the garage, but the big difference is, these days, the neighbors are fans.

Duke: You can call him Wayland, Diamond, or Duke; all three are fitting and as unique as Diamond Duke Wayland. In a small southern Georgia town he learned how to live and how to love. Always trying to find the words and rhyme to convey life's lessons. There are a few secrets in every song, but after a shot of whiskey or two, he may tell you her name. You can catch him strumming his Les Paul on stage with his bandmates in Scarlet Stitch.  
The names and places have been changed to protect the innocent but I can promise you every word is true....

Tim: Tim has been playing the drums since he was 10 years old (if you don't count the pots and pans with wooden spoons and the lids for cymbals when he was two!) Influenced by many genres including, but not limited to rock, pop, swing/jazz, Motown and funk, he is always looking for a different sound. He is a very dynamic percussionist with a steady drive which definitely shows up live and especially while on the Cajon for acoustic sets.

Donnie: When he was born, the doctors told his parents that he’d never play bass. Even though he didn’t set out to prove them wrong, as he grew up his ear was drawn to what was happening in the rhythm section of his favorite bands. In his early twenties, while shopping for groceries, a guitarist took notice of his mullet and approached him about playing in his band. After explaining to him that despite his stylish hairstyle, he in fact had no musical skills. Undeterred, the enthusiastic six stringer insisted that he could teach him to play bass guitar. So, with a borrowed red Charvel, his least favorite color, Donnie began his journey down the low road less traveled. Now, by day he's a busy project manager chasing deadlines and trying to keep the promises of others, but by night he can be heard speaking softly and carrying a big stick with 5 strings. He enjoys being a part of a collective sound and likes to keep his guitarist close and his drummer closer. He’s never taken a selfie, but videos that he has played in have garnered tens of views on YouTube and Facebook alone.
Even though he’s the johnny come lately member in Scarlet Stitch, he is fairly punctual for a musician. After all, timing is an important trait for any bassist. Despite an AM/PM mix up for a gig that he hung us out to dry on, we’ve decided to keep him.

Rich Born: Rock and Roll Banjo Man