Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 105

Neon Entertainment offers you access to the top trending comedians and musicians in the entertainment industry. Bring a nationally-known act to your college campus for your next big event and we’ll do all the work.

Offering services like event preparation and on-site consultation for your larger events, Neon Entertainment has been one of the leading entertainment booking agencies for the past 23 years. If you need to hire a comedian or need a musician for your college event let one of our entertainment booking agents help you with your next event.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the artists’ availability.

 

Gallant

Born in the nation’s capital, Gallant breaks outdated social archetypes as a male vocalist who wears the duality of raw vulnerability and inspiring strength on his sleeve. His introspective lyrics and superhuman falsetto encaptures multiple generations, all moved by his timeless talents that shape his poetic self-reflection in this attention-deficit society.

Labeled as “the voice that will redefine R&B” by NME, the young Los Angeles artist identifies his music as future soul, bridging contemporary productions with old school songwriting. The first single from his debut studio album – Ology, “Weight in Gold,” was handpicked by the esteemed Zane Lowe as the “Single of the Week” during Apple Music’s widely anticipated launch.

Selected to play with Elton John and at the White House, Gallant became music’s worst kept secret, and his personal project, the ‘In the Room’ original live performance series, attracted household names like Sufjan Stevens, Seal, Patrick Stump, and more. Soon, coverage from publications like The Fader, Pitchfork, and Entertainment Weekly catapulted him into the conversation as the next breakthrough artist to watch.

 

Holy Ghost!

The first single from the album (“Epton on Broadway”) was released on February 1st and the album will come out April 26th on West End Records.

Last Fall, Holy Ghost! released an EP which was produced by the legendary Tom Moulton (also put thru West End Records).

Holy Ghost! have previously toured with LCD Soundsystem, Empire of The Sun , Chromeo, New Order and played Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Osheaga, Outside Lands, etc.

 

Julie Rice

Julie Rice is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon, SoulCycle. Rice served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before becoming the Chief Brand Officer at WeWork in November 2017.

Rice and her partner Elizabeth Cutler started SoulCycle in 2006 in the rear lobby of an Upper West Side dance studio found on Craigslist. As founders, CEO’s and Chief Creative Officers, they grew the company to 60 studios. Cutler and Rice were honored as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Builders + Innovators in 2013 and 2014 and were voted one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. In 2015, Cutler and Rice were honored as two of AdWeek’s Brand Geniuses.

Rice’s life’s work has been about building community and she brings that focus to her new role at WeWork. At WeWork, Rice is approaching everything through the lens of community – she is focusing on WeWork’s brand and the experience WeWork provides its members, and seeking new and innovative ways to grow and share the WeWork experience around the globe.

Prior to opening SoulCycle, Rice worked in the entertainment business, discovering and developing talent for companies like Handprint Entertainment in Los Angeles, where she lived for nine years. A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Rice majored in English and Theater. Rice lives in NYC with her husband, Spencer, and their two daughters, Phoebe and Parker.