The members of Fancy Reagan share a key trait in common. These five musicians—Sean Michael Murray [vocals], Jason Krebs [keyboards], Chris Tsaganeas [drums], Rich Fuchs [guitar], and Bobby Kay [bass]—stand willing to do anything so their music can be heard. Putting stable careers on hold, the group entered the VH1 You Oughta Know Presents: Make a Band Famous competition in 2014. Out of 3,500 submissions and after a grueling 24-hour “Battle of the Bands” against 23 other competitors, the boys emerged victorious, landing a deal with Republic Records as their prize. However, the world will fall under the same spell with their debut single “Knock Me Out”.
Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, the singer, songwriter, and producer has already collaborated with some of the biggest names in pop music, including will.i.am., Pitbull, Celine Dion, Nicole Scherzinger, and Frankie J. On his solo tunes, Danny Mercer embraces a bevy of flavors from powerful soul to swaggering Latin, while at the same time preserving a universal pop charm that’s divinely dynamic and utterly unshakable, heard in his first single “Who Are You Loving Now?”.
JACK + ELIZA
Suffused with the effortlessness of youth captured in ephemeral moments, Jack + Eliza have imagined a precise yet affably cool, warm and melodious
sun-drenched pop sound. Growing up in NYC as childhood friends and now musical collaborators, Jack + Eliza have a beyond-their-years sensibility –
Eliza won the International John Lennon Songwriting award at just 15.
Inspired by 60’s psychedelia, the duo takes a stripped-down approach to
the technical virtuosity of bands like The Beach Boys and The Mamas & the Papas in their own music.
With their debut effort, No Wonders, produced by Chris Zane (The Walkmen, Holy Ghost, Passion Pit), Jack + Eliza allow their voices to coalesce into a sparse landscape of melancholy memories, narrating a bittersweet nostalgia built on radiant layers of sound.