Musicians Of Queens: Tati Ana

Musicians Of Queens: Tati Ana

Tati Ana’s music is full of spine-tingling moments. From the dark, electronic atmospherics she conjures up to her ghostly wail, made even more evocative when echoed with itself, the Astoria musician has something that many others look for: an original voice. Although her music is electronic, Tatiana Kochkareva is influenced by jazz and rock music. […]

Musicians Of Queens: Side Saddle

Musicians Of Queens: Side Saddle

Ian McGuiness records his music under the name Side Saddle, initially a side project he started from his band This Old Ghost. The folk singer/songwriter lived and worked on a farm while writing his upcoming EP, so the name fit its creation well. Side Saddle’s music also follows this narrative of working on a farm, […]

Musicians Of Queens: Matthew Kiss

Musicians Of Queens: Matthew Kiss

Matthew Kiss has been performing since before he could even walk. The songwriter used to sing Russian songs with his mother when he was a child, before playing the piano between the ages of 3 and 9. When he was 13, he learned the guitar and never looked back. “If there was ever a constant […]

Musicians Of Queens: Lee Ann Westover

Musicians Of Queens: Lee Ann Westover

Lee Ann Westover has described her first professional experience with music as a trial by fire, an environment that she not only survived, but thrived in. “I started going out swing dancing and came in contact with a vibrant music scene. It was the late 90s, right before swing became very hot. On a whim, […]

Musicians Of Queens: Woodbine Falls

Musicians Of Queens: Woodbine Falls

Some musical artists are clearly defined in their sound and their genre. Others opt to jump from style to style. The members of Woodbine Falls have combined their musical influences into a distinctive blend that makes them stand out from the crowd. Woodbine Falls is a five-member, Astoria-based band that features singer Laura Kivlen, guitarist […]

Artists Of Queens: More Than Fate

Artists Of Queens: More Than Fate

The name More Than Fate comes from the hard rock band’s message of self-awareness and empowerment, believing in the idea that a person makes his or her own destiny. With their aggressive guitars, pummeling drums and arena-ready choruses, this is a group that fully embodies the message it delivers. The Astoria-based band’s members are vocalist […]

Musicians Of Queens: Behind the Façade

Musicians Of Queens: Behind the Façade

Behind The Façade has been a project of singer and guitarist Danielle Minch for years. It first came together when she was in high school. Since then, the lineup has changed completely, aside from her, evolving into a tight four-piece alternative rock band. Guitarist Greg Keeley, bassist Ralfie Nunez and drummer Matt Miranda all made […]

Musicians Of Queens: Beecher’s Fault

Musicians Of Queens: Beecher’s Fault

While Beecher’s Fault may write what are traditionally known as “pop songs,” they are not like the hits that you hear on the Top 40 radio. Instead of “over-producing” their tracks, the band said it looks for an earthier element. “How we craft our music makes us unique,” the band said. “Our songs are pop […]

Musicians Of Queens: Ballroom Jacks

Musicians Of Queens: Ballroom Jacks

While brothers may argue and their personalities can appear to be miles apart, they often comprehend each other better than most people. When that sense of understanding is used to work towards the same goal, those individuals have a distinct advantage. This is the case for Ballroom Jacks. Ballroom Jacks is an alternative rock and […]