Just back from Los Angeles where she recorded her new EP,
Happy Together with several Grammy Award-winning
producers, Nikki Guarino is excited to present her fresh and
exciting style to the masses. Nikki sings catchy and playful
melodies over uplifting beats that you can’t help but dance
to, making her a new contender in the pop scene alongside
the likes of Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.
“Happy Together” and “Wonderful Life” were produced by
Gina Schock of the Go Go’s and Jeff Bova, a Grammy Award
winning keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer.
Schock has recently worked with Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez
and Alanis Morissette, among others, and Bova has worked
with Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Colbie Caillat, and many more.
“So I Thought” and “Party With My Girls”, both co-written by
Nikki herself, were produced by Mike Mani and Jordan Omley
of The Jam, the recording duo that recently collaborated with
Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey, and has worked with several
other notable artists including Michael Bolton, Santana and
X-Factor winner Leona Lewis.
Aside from promoting and performing her music, Nikki is
currently involved in South Burlington HS Chorus and Drama.
She landed the lead role as “Sandy” in the Junior High School
musical production of “Grease”, and will be a contestant in the
Miss Teen Vermont Pageant in Fall 2011. Stay tuned for more
new music and content from Nikki, and visit her on Facebook,
Youtube, Twitter and Itunes!
Berklee College of Music student, Liz Lohnes is a singer-songwriter (pop, hip-hop, R&B) from Boston, MA.
Her original songs have received prestigious recognition “Where You Are” was nominated the best hip-hop/pop/r&b song of the year at the USA4Real Awards. “Baby” was recently featured in LL Cool J’s blog, where his daughter Tali chose Liz as “Lady of the Week”. “Vera’s Lullaby” was listed in DJ Cut’s top 10. “Vera’s Lullaby” earned Liz a spot to perform at the annual Women’s Musician Network Concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston. “Do Your Thing” was chosen by Serena Williams as one of the five finalists in a worldwide songwriting contest to be Serena’s theme song. “Reaching for the Stars” won her a spot on the 2009 MySpace Music Calendar for most inspirational original music.
Liz’s music ranks in the top 100 for twitter music. And she was nominated for best hip-hop/pop newbie at the USA4Real Awards.
Liz’s has performed with American Idol’s Ayla Brown and at Kimberly Locke’s Block Party. She has performed on big stages including The Apollo Theater, The Berklee Performance Center, Gillette Stadium, TD Bank North Garden, The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, Rock the Plaza at Patriot Place, City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA, Six Flags Great Escape, NY, Six Flags, MA, and the Downtown Crossing Summer Concert Series in Boston to name a few.
I am a very driven and strong minded person who doesn’t believe in failure. I believe that with hard work and patience, the impossible will become possible.
However, I’m always open to learn, and try something new.
- Have a platinum record in the next 3 years
- Have my own clothing line
- Have my own perfume line
- To be a producer/songwriter for upcoming artists
At the age of six, I was discovered by a local newspaper, that gave me the chance to be in a national beauty contest, which I won. When I was twelve, I worked with a fashion designer and promoted his clothing line for about one year. By the age of thirteen, I started to get into dancing and modeling at hair fashion shows for the hair line “Strauss”. Then I started to rap and sing, and I was the first local female rapper in St. Gallen, Switzerland, while I continued to do local shows. In 1997 I won my first beauty pageant. I was on Swiss national television singing a Swiss traditional song with three other girls. I also performed on a late night talk show in Switzerland. In Germany, I performed in a live-musical. After that I was on my way to the United States to attend the L.A. Music Academy. Ever since then, I have been working in the studio on different projects, and singing every Sunday in the West Angeles Church Choir. My proudest moment was the release of my first album TENA’CIOUS in April 2007. In 2008 I launched my first clothing line . As a Model I was ranked top 100 Hottie by NextorNot (out of 120,000 people), continued to make various radio appearances promoting my album Tena’cious: http://WWW.THAT RADIO.COM IN CANADA/TORONTO and R&B Live (Radio Commercial Switzerland). You can also find me in various magazines: URBAN MAINSTREAM MAGAZINE – ISSUE 36 -Tenaj – Tena’cious REVIEW BY http://WWW.TRESPASS.CH. OSTSCHWEIZERIN WILL IN L.A. GROSS HINAUS (REVIEW BY TREND MAGAZINE). As far new music goes, I have been back in the studio working on new songs. My first single, “What’s your Status”, will be released January 2009. Ever since the release of my single I have been performing all around Los Angeles. Also I was a principal in a Trailer called “The living live of a supermodel” Got on the Cover of LAX Magazine. Released my Calendar. Posed for Playboy (UPSSS LOL) Now I’m working on my first Music Video ever. It will be released this Fall 2009. Did some modeling for http://www.Pancaldities.com, Live taping for Neshia’s Radio Show in Burbank CA. Performing at “The Rhythm Lounge” Long Beach. I got a lot of love in Switzerland. I had a great interview at the Radio Station FM1. Performing at the Club Elephant with DJ Mircolino and See Restaurant. Yes and I ended up in the Newspaper almost every day and I love it. When I did a guest appearance at the club Glow they played my Song and all the people danced till they could not stop. It was a great moment! Back in LA 2010 I got signed to Devante yes the one the legend Devante Swing from Jodaci. Performed at Da Poetry Lounge sponsored by MTV.I released my Swimsuit calendar/Comic Book and a whole new Line of Fashion. I got a 1 page spread in Nifty Magazine. Continued working on different Modeling/Music Projects. MR.Da-Nos the biggest DJ in Switzerland if not Europe did a hot remix of my song and was released November 2010 on the compilation Album Kingshouse Vol. 16. Which landed on the Swiss Music chart on place 3 for 2 weeks straight. In 2011 I filmed for 2 Realty shows Baggage and Excused. I also release new single L.O.V.E. Working on a new album. So if you want to keep up with Tenaj news feel free to join me at Facebook / Myspace .