Alex Vallejo is best known as the drummer of the award-winning Austin, Texas rock band VALLEJO.
Aside from performing in his band VALLEJO, Alex is also the VP of Austin music production label VMG (Vallejo Music Group), board member and artist consultant at the Austin Music Foundation, operations director for School Of Rock (Southwest Austin/Round Rock, TX), co-founder of the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, sits on the advisory board of EQ Austin and is also a partner and talent buyer for EPS Presents.
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Carly Fairchild started her singing career at the age of five, spending most of her early years in musical theatre. She was professionally trained until the age of 18, when she got involved in a high school rock band. Carly currently sings, plays the bass and manages the band Shoddy Posture, and is in school studying Music Ministry. She is the Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Round Rock.
Chris Schreck is a multi-instrumentalist with a Bachelor's Degree from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. His primary instrument is percussion (drum set) with a vast range of experience on piano, guitar, vocals and bass. He is a music producer/composer and has performed in the top ensembles in school, as well as in groups outside of school. He currently is an instructor at School of Rock Round Rock and occasionally travels for corporate events with Emil and Dariel, as seen on "America’s Got Talent." Chris started
his teaching career by directing his high school drum line and has been teaching since.
Andrew Zent is a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter who began playing by ear and performing music at an early age. During high school and college, Andrew played bass for several punk and rock bands in the Houston area. After completing an arts degree at Lone Star Community College in 2011, he stepped away from music for several years. After finding the corporate world unfulfilling and fully lacking any numinosity, he chose to pursue a degree in audio production. In 2018, Andrew graduated with honors from MediaTech Institute, completing an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences/Recording Arts. While pursuing his degree, Andrew began working as a live audio engineer for several venues in Houston, including White Oak Music Hall, Live Nation via House of Blues, as well as various small pubs, churches and outdoor venues. Andrew is currently the Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Round Rock.
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Emanuele Pistucchia is an Italian guitarist based in Austin, Texas. He works as a side man and session man collaborating with many big names in the rock, country and blues scene, especially in Tennessee, Texas and California. In the last few years he has been touring a lot across the country and in South America. In 2017 he formed his own alternative blues band, Red On Yellow, whose first album, produced by the Austin Music Award winner Adrian Quesada, was released in early 2018.
Huntley Hornback is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and attended college at Chico State University, where he studied Audio Recording. He plays guitar, bass and drums, as well as mandolin and ukulele. He has performed with many bands, including Skyway, The Rastabillies, Chico Ska Orchestra and the Alice Peake Experience. Huntley also enjoys building guitars, basses and ukuleles, and is currently exploring the world of looping. His musical influences include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Cake. He is the Manager at School of Rock Round Rock.
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Kevin Abbenante has been a lifelong resident of the Austin area. Kevin is a professional drummer and has been playing for over 20 years, and has been performing and touring for the last 10 years. He has also been a
session drummer on numerous studio albums. He currently performs and tours with Kaleider. Kevin earned his Associate Degree in Commercial Music Management from Austin Community College in 2012. He has been working as a professional audio engineer for the past nine years predominantly at 512 Studios with Omar Vallejo. He has also done some projects at Evenbreak Productions with Vicki Holmes, and Evil Snail Studios with Kfir and Rom Gov.
Since Kevin has been affiliated with 512 Studios, Evenbreak Productions and Evil Snail Studios, he has helped engineer and mix over 100 albums. Kevin takes great pride in the fact that 512 Studios was voted Best Recording Studio in Austin for the 2016 and 2018 Austin Chronicle Music Industry Awards. Kevin has engineered, mixed, produced and played as a session drummer in many different styles of music, ranging from rock and metal to country, hip-hop and Tejano.
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The rock steady drumming of Les Fisher is second nature to a man who is a second-generation star of the skins. He grew up in Grand Rapids, MI listening to his drummer dad. Les's crisp vocals and songwriting talent got a jump-start from his mother, an accomplished jazz singer. If you close your eyes, it’s hard to believe that the soulful and smooth voice that you are hearing is coming from the same man that you see laying down the groove. Les is known for the energy and confidence he exudes from behind the drums. His versatile, laid back
attitude has a way of putting other musicians at ease.
Most recently Les has performed with Micki Free (formerly with Shalamar), Don Was and Was Not Was, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Jason Mraz, Brothers Johnson and George Lopez. Also, Les's notorious backbeat in Austin, TX has given him the opportunity to play with musicians such as Gary Clark Jr., Tom Cochran, Bob Schneider, Vallejo, MC Overlord and gospel singers Mary Mary. Les has been sought after for national tours by Sophie B. Hawkins, El Debarge, legendary saxophonist Ronnie Laws and George Clinton Parliament Funkadelik. Les’s previous band, The Funk Mob, also backed up the legendary Patti LaBelle, Az Yet and The Temptation’s lead singer, Larry Braggs.
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Annie Brogdon started playing piano at the age of six as a form of physical therapy for her hands. Since then, she has expanded her musical repertoire to include electric/acoustic guitar, vocals, bass, ukulele, and flute. Annie started out in local music school American Academy of Music and Dance in 2009, and in 2011 formed acoustic duo Annie & Kate with her twin sister. She has performed and been affiliated with musical organizations all across Texas, primarily Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Annie & Kate has three albums produced by 512 Studios, including a single that was named in the Top 10 Songs of the Year in the Austin Chronicle Music Awards. They have received two city proclamations and have won and placed in multiple performance and songwriting competitions in Texas.
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Michaela Watson is a singer/ songwriter born in Austin, Texas and has been singing since she could talk. Trained in a multitude of styles including Classical, Soul, Gospel, and Jazz Michaela is known for her creative style and fascinating spirit. Pre pandemic Michaela trained as an Emerging Artist with PCG Universal and used to split her time between Nashville and Austin writing, recording, and performing. She now spends her time in Austin voice acting and creating music that fits her new style, sound and craft.