Heroes of the Dancefloor
WHO IS INVOLED:
Gary Alesbrook / Trumpet
Alesbrook has been involved on the session circuit for many years playing with artists such as Kasabian, Lynden David Hall, Scissor Sisters, India Arie, Polly Gibbons, Super Furry Animals, Tom Jones, Gomez, Babybird, Zabrinski, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci; has made appearances on British television show, Later with Jools Holland, MTV, VH1 and the Mercury Music Prize. Alesbrook has performed on the international festival circuit including, Glastonbury, V, Witness, Isle of Wight, Fuji Rock (Japan) and most major festivals around the world.
Dan Moore / Keyboards
Moore has played, toured or recorded with Roni Size, Krust, Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Roy Ayers, Andy Sheppard, Dave O' Higgins, Adrian Utley, Don Weller, Claire Teal, Tony Kofi, Frank Lacy, Byron Wallen, Elevator Suite and Cousteau as well as remaining active on the Bristol scene. Moore has produced commercial recordings and co-written for many artists including Tom Jones, Cousteau, Roni Size, Elevator Suite and Peak. Moore has toured through the US and Europe and has played at some of the biggest festivals in the world including, Glastonbury and Penn Singer/Songwriters Festival in Philadelphia.
Alex Hutchings / Guitar
Jazzwise Magazine Aug 05, Glastonbury festival review "[The festival] also featured the fired-up and consistently inspired guitarist Alex Hutchings, a cross between Scott Henderson and Carlos Santana [with] his gutsy feel that regularly whipped the crowd into a frenzy with some jaw-dropping solos.
Frank Gambale, the guitarist for Chick Corea said in 86-Frets magazine, "I see young players who are absolutely burning using every technique, and who can play through changes like a knife through butter... a British chap named Alex Hutchings who cop a lot of my licks, [is] taking it to another level... phenomenal musician."
James Morton / Saxaphone
James is acknowledged to be one of the rising saxophone players in the UK. He plays regularly with Andy Shepperd and Pee Wee Ellis.
Nick Chacona / Remix Artist
Nick Chacona is a name that's been buzzing about the dance music world over the past few years. Beginning with his early tracks under the Version Eternal moniker on Homestyle Cooking imprint, he has continued to make waves with a truly unique and exciting sound. In fact, every record Nick has released has had a full review in at least one of the major dance music magazines in the UK and US.
Nick has released tracks on renowned labels Mood Music, Grayhound, Bearfunk, 2020 Vision . SAW Recordings and Buzzin Fly . As a DJ, Nick is as versatile as you will find. He began DJing over 12 years ago strictly playing reggae but shortly thereafter fell in love with house & disco. He has played across the US from NY to San Francisco, as well as Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and the UK.
Though his preferred role is as a producer/DJ Nick has also made a career in the day-to-day operations of the record industry. After graduating from university, Nick went to work at the Brooklyn-based label, Statra Recordings until 2003. He then went on to spend the following 3 years employed at the legendary US distributor Watts Music as a salesperson and buyer, until its tragic demise in the Summer of 2006. He is currently employed at another NYC distribution powerhouse, Downtown 161.
Anthony Mansfield / Remix Artist
In 1993 Anthony met Manny (dj M3) and began promoting both club and underground events, including Deep Space and Get Down, Get Down. By 1994, Anthony went back home for college in Upstate NY at Skidmore. Anthony also hosted a popular radio show for four years showcasing house, dub, disco, hip hop, funk and soul all mixed. In 1998, Anthony moved back to his hometown of Ithaca, New York and began promoting club and underground events via Hector Works. He started Beat-Down, Upstates longest running house weekly, which continues to this day. Anthonys biggest contribution to Ithaca was Odyssey Night Club where he was the first employee, resident dj, general manager and booking agent. Located downtown in a historic Masonic temple, this 20,000 sq. ft. mega-club hosted such luminaries as Maceo Parker, Soulive, Black Eyed Peas, The English Beat, New Deal, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Derrick Trucks, John Browns Body as well as DJ Mark Farina, Soulstice, Markie & Jeno from Wicked, Vitamin D, DJ Who, and many others. Anthony's newest chapter is re-launching his company, Hector Works as an independent music label and, as of January, 2006 Anthony is one of the new owners of world renown Tweekin Records.
Picture the Homeless
Picture the Homeless was founded on the principle that homeless people have civil and human rights regardless of our race, creed, color or economic status. Picture the Homeless was founded and is led by homeless people. We refuse to accept being neglected, and we demand that our voices and experience are heard at all levels of decision-making that impact us. We oppose the 'quality of life laws' that criminalize homeless people in any form by the city, state and national governments. We work to change these laws and policies as well as to challenge the root causes of homelessness. Our strategies include grassroots organizing, direct action, educating homeless people about their rights, public education, changing media stereotypes, and building relationships with allies.
Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that decent shelter, sufficient food, affordable housing, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since its incorporation in 1981 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.