Spotlight Series

Last year 80One Records (the UPB student-run record label) transitioned into a booking and marketing agency focused on giving exposure to new and upcoming local/regional artists. Our new committee, dubbed Spotlight Sounds, has been focusing on different ways to bring artists to JMU through a variety of events. One event we have created is called Spotlight Series.  The Spotlight Series will be held on the second Wednesday of every month in TDU.  The series is meant to bring a variety of performers to the TDU stage in hopes of giving students the enjoyment of new music for FREE!! 

Trinity Edralin, a sophomore at JMU, will be the first performer to kick off our series.  She’s performed at tunes at noon, played sets in TDU, and just recently opened for The Accents Tour. Trinity is also known on a broader scale, playing headlining shows in Richmond’s The National and singing the National Anthem at Nationals Stadium this summer. In the summer of 2009, Trinity recorded her EP with Jason Mraz’s producers. You can check out some of her videos here:

Trinity will be kicking off the Spotlight Series TONIGHT at 8 PM in TDU!

As the year progresses our committee will be focusing on the different genres we can book and market as well as giving many performers the opportunity to play in JMU’s comfy TDU setting.

Accents at JMU

Yes, I love the Beatles. I probably have about half of their entire catalog memorized, and I regularly trot out these tunes for shower-time singing much to the chagrin of my roommates. By the transitive property, I also love England and everything English: accents, food, people. Sadly I’ve never been to the lovely U.K. to visit all the places that the Beatles graced with their presence.

Luckily TONIGHT, England is coming to JMU along with the land down under, home to adorable kangaroos and the timeless boomerang. Two international artists, Via Tania from Australia, and Freddie Stevenson from the UK, will be playing the Accents Tour and they will grace us with their worldly vocals. Supporting them will be JMU’s own Trinity Edralin with her excellent band. I’m excited to be able to hear a little piece of England and Australia and I hope you are too!

See you there TONIGHT in FESTIVAL at 8pm!

-Elyse, Spotlight Sounds Director