Anya Kvitka has found a whole new way to embrace musical schizophrenia in her music and at her live performances with her band the GetDown. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the singer’s sound touches on everything from electronic, soul and funk to hip-hop, dub, reggae and jazz.
As a child growing up in Moscow, she began learning classical piano. Her family moved to the Bay Area when she was 7, where she continued her training. She attended UC-Santa Cruz, where she got her first taste of recognition as part of the a capella group "Acquire A Capella" in 2009.
Soon after graduating college, Anya ventured to Los Angeles with supporting artists Mathew Gonzalez and snack|BOT and with the help of L.A. based company/blog Knocksteady, they recorded a live video of her track ‘Runnin.’ On the day of its release, the video ranked on YouTube’s Top 100 list of favorited and viewed. Her follow up video for "Gone Baby Gone," produced by Hippie Sabotage and directed by Brandon Van Auken, was featured on blogs all over the world and has currently surpassed 20,000 views.
Anya and her band made it to CBS News’ coveted list as part of the Best Breakout Music Acts of 2012. Popular Bay Area newspaper, the Metro, voted Anya Kvitka for Best Singer/Songwriter and deemed her band the Best Band of Silicon Valley Sound eXperience of 2012. In December of 2012, Anya was invited to perform at the world-renowed TedTalks lecture series at LinkedIn in Mountain View, CA.
Now, with the release of her latest EP behind her, she aims to continue her musical endeavors and is currently creating a debut album while also generating an immense amount of interest from record labels. Anya Kvitka is extremely excited for what the future holds.
Jonny Craig began his singing career between the ages of 16-17 as the lead vocalist for Seattle based post-hardcore band Ghost Runner on Third in 2002.He received early praise with this new band’s debut EP, "Speak Your Dreams." Allmusic.com stated that Craig was quote: "the band’s secret weapon, a passionate vocalist who doesn’t rely on the usual emo techniques (belligerent screaming, post-hardcore barking, whiny moralizing – that sort of thing) to put across his angsty lyrics. There’s not a bad track to be found here, but Craig tends to outshine his bandmates throughout.