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Island Hopper offers an impressive lineup of nationally acclaimed and award-winning singer-songwriters with their own unique way of expressing themselves.
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Downtown Fort Myers
Sep 23 2021
jimmie allen
Fort Myers Beach
Sep 26 2021
Singer Songwriter Michael Ray sitting in booth looking off into the distance.
Downtown Fort Myers
Sep 23 2021
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Brandon Kinney’s journey as a songwriter has garnered him cuts with artists like Jason Aldean (“Drowns The Whiskey,” “Set It Off”), Cole Swindell (“Love You Too Late,” "Reason To Drink," "No Can Left Behind," “Should’ve Ran After You”), Jon Pardi ("Ain't Always The Cowboy"), Luke Bryan (“Beer In The Headlights”), Justin Moore (“I’d Want It To Be Yours,” “Off The Beaten Path”), Chase Rice (“Dirt Road Communication”), Chris Janson (“Right In The Middle”), Willie Nelson (“Ain’t Goin’ Down On Brokeback Mountain”), Craig Campbell (“Outta My Head”) and Randy Houser, whose single "Boots On" was named BMI's 2nd Most Played Song of 2009.
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With sweet sounding melodies and sometimes jazzy instrumental harmony, Brian Sutherland finds a home in acoustic music. His brand of Americana fastens it's roots to artists like Jason Mraz, Sean McConnell and Steve Wariner, always with one foot in the past and the other in the moment. Sutherland doubles down on his influences and driving forces on Sounds Like Love, his 3rd studio album. A collection of letters to anyone with an open heart, one common thread is woven through the whole record, hope. Hope that, no matter the dark, you can always find your way back to the light.
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It’s hard to deny the pure talent and passion for her craft that is clearly the driving force behind many of artist Bridgette Tatum’s high profile career milestones. In 2009, this native of Florence, South Carolina, co-wrote the Most Played Song on Country radio stations across the United States. A tremendous achievement for any songwriter, the song, “She’s Country” (recorded and released by Platinum-selling country superstar Jason Aldean), held the #1 position on the chart for two consecutive weeks, reached two million plays, and out sold every genres ringtones, all of which are rare accomplishments, as well. In 2010, Tatum’s song, “Loud” was selected as the Official Theme Song for ACC Football’s 2010 Season. This fast-paced anthem celebrates the excitement and energy of ACC Football, captured in a raucous music video that was seen in all ACC Markets, resulting in exposure for Bridgette totaling over 27 million households. Add to these accolades Tatum’s own Album released on itunes, her single releases (I like my Cowboy’s Dirty, That’s Love Y’all, Hillbilly Rockstar) and her current Gretchen Wilson single (Summertime Town from “Ready to get Rowdy”), her recent Randy Houser (Fired Up 2016), Kristy Lee Cook (Lookin’ for a Cowgirl), The Farm, and George Clinton cuts, you have the makings of a woman building a sustainable music career for a lifetime of success. Bridgette has also produced “The Lockets”, a new fresh duo sound for country music, and currently is in production as well as a member of Uncle Si & The Sicotics. While Bridgette continues to create music, she balances it with her charitable work within The Charley Foundation (www.charleyfoundation.org), and donating her time and talents to various charities around the Middle Tennessee area. “If it's real and you are making it honest, that's what people want to hear.” With unfailing honesty and a penchant for risk-taking, Bridgette Tatum is storming the scene on her own terms and winning fans at every turn.
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Bronwen is a Welsh singer songwriter whose style sits between Country, Pop, Folk and Blues. She is proudly bilingual and an instrumentalist, playing piano and guitar from childhood. Her lyrics are the key to her songs, touching people with stories of real-life relationships and experiences all over the world. She starred in the BAFTA Award Winning and Golden Globe nominated film ‘Pride’ where she sang the theme song ‘Bread and Roses’ and also got international acclaim during her time on BBC’s The Voice in 2013 when she brought Tom Jones to tears. She continues to write her own music and her self-penned album ‘Canvas’ was released in Summer 2021. This year her TikTok following grew by 14,000 fans as she went viral for her Welsh language covers of famous Pop songs, bagging herself an interview and segment twice on BBC Radio 1 with renowned DJ Greg James. She also wrote a brand-new musical link for his show and recorded a bilingual track just for Radio 1 which they played out to over 5 million listeners. Bronwen also doubled her fan base on social media since last year from doing over 45 live virtual concerts from her home studio. Her shows have gained over half a million views since March 2020 and she loves connecting with people from all walks of life through her touching yet uplifting music.
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Caleb Neff is a songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the band Rosaline. Born and raised in south Florida, he has been performing since age 9 and spent 12 years as a pastor at a local church before becoming a full time heathen and releasing his debut album One Stoplight Town in 2017. His songs are about small town life, dreams, limitations, and hypocrisy.
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Carlene Thissen is a singer/songwriter from Naples, Florida, where she performs at various interesting venues, including a recent Cattle Drive in Immokalee, Florida. Her voice is reminiscent of Joan Baez and Bonnie Raitt, depending on what she's singing, and her songs range from ballads to boot-stomping country rock. Carlene's songs are frequently featured on Women Of Substance Radio.
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Carlo Colasacco is a Nashville based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist who has had releases in multiple genres including Rock, Alternative, Pop, Dance, and Country. He has had a #1 Rock song with the band “Shinedown”, multiple #1 Dance songs, and a #1 pop song in Europe. Many of his songs have been featured in TV & Film such as “Lucifer” on FOX, and the theme song for PBR on CBS, and the FIFA World Cup. He has multiple releases coming out this year including a single with new Warner Bros. artist Shy Carter.
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Singer/Songwriter Cassidy Daniels was born an Army brat in Asheville, North Carolina. She and her family endured hardships growing up in a post 9/11 active duty environment and had to relocate 15 times, as her father served 27 years in Special Forces. Though it was tough growing up in a military family, Cassidy found her solace in music. Her friends and family quickly discovered that she was a musical prodigy after she wrote her first song on piano, “Beautiful Day” about finding positivity at home when her father was deployed in Iraq. In a few short years, she picked up guitarand began playing around the country, sharing her music with the world while empowering people through her original songs. In a few short years, Cassidy caught the attention of Grammy Award winning songwriter, Liz Rose. In October of 2019, Cassidy singed a co-publishing deal with Liz Rose Music and Warner Chappell and continues to write with Nashville’s top tier writers. February of 2020 brought the release of her first self-titled EP, which encapsulates pivotal moments of her life in five songs. Immediately following the release of her debut EP, Cassidy landed tour dates with Willie Nelson throughout her home state of Florida. Today, Cassidy continues to write and tour the country and currently resides in Nashville, TN.