Once again, Whinny City’s Musicians and DJs for 2017 are going to make our Saturday Night Concert one to remember!
GABRIEL BROWN (aka Black Gryph0n) is an American singer, actor, voice actor, songwriter and animator. One of MLP fandom’s most popular artists, Gabe gained a following with songs like Proud To Be A Brony, his “licious” animation series and his appearances on Bronies React.
At 18, Gabe joined the US Navy in special operations, where he served before an injury caused him to be discharged. This led him to his start touring the Eastern Hemisphere as lead singer of the 7th Fleet Band Orient Express, for which we are all grateful. Now pursuing an entertainment career in Canada, Gabe’s credits include lead vocals on MLP’s True True Friend Winter Wrap-up (Ultimate Mash-up), backing vocals on MLP’s 5th season & Equestria Girls Friendship Games, lead vocals for Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures theme, recording projects with Andrea Libman and Tabitha St. Germain, and the popular IMmortal CD with his brother Baasik.
After a successful cover of Beat It in 2013 with Michelle Creber (voice of Apple Bloom), the pair began performing and appearing at conventions together as a duo. More recently, as he is working on a new album with Baasik, Gabe has returned to making some solo guest appearances, while maintaining some of his songwriting and sketch comedy collaborations with Michelle Creber and her family.
Melbourne Bounce, Future Bass
Garnika started his journey with the brony fandom a 2-3 years ago on a whim and over the the course of that time, he has played over 30 conventions in the brony fandom, more than any other artist before him and grown into one of the fandom's most beloved DJ's and producers. Garnika has announced that 2017 will be his last year playing conventions, and although we are sad to see him go, we look forward to giving him a proper send off and look forward to what the future holds for this promising young talent.
Synthwave / Alternative / 80's
Minneapolis-based producer d.notive is no stranger to innovative, fresh sounds. Lured by the lush, dynamic soundscapes of the 1980's, he presents a fully-formed aesthetic, borrowing heavily from the cinematic imagery of neo-noir, cast against a rich, illustrious background of classic synthesizers. His work spans from faux video game soundtracks, to cartoon fan-music, taking cues from artists like Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, New Order, and Chromeo.
Guitars, pianos, synths and vocals
Vocal Score is a professional musician from Kent, England, who has been writing original music and unique covers in the fandom since 2014. With a university degree in Musical Theater, Vocal travels the world performing his music in five star hotels, cruise ships, and many other places. He creates a wide range of music, from acoustic lullabies and musical theater style songs, to retro electronica and rap. You can't call HIM a one trick pony...
Pony! Power! Pop!
Meet The Shake Ups In Ponyville, an original music project inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic! The band blends co-ed vocals, bouncy melodies and infectious energy into a refreshingly charming sound that combines the power of music with the magic of friendship! The Shake Ups perform at conventions across the U.S. and have performed with musicians and voice talent from the MLP series. The "pony power pop" stylings of The Shake Ups In Ponyville are fun for all ages, and their releases are available from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and wherever quality independent music is sold. Pony! Power! Pop!
A mixture of Pop Punk and Acoustic
SteelChords seems to have his head stuck in the 90's when it comes to his music. Taking inspiration from bands like Green Day, Jimmy Eat World and Blink 182, SteelChords brings a sound that's fast, loud and in your face.
Electro, Future House & Melbourne Bounce
In the daytime, he's your average nerd - by night, he's a meme lord. GeekBrony is a DJ based in Eden Prairie, MN that produces and mixes Electro, Future House & Melbourne Bounce music.
Forest Rain has been creating brony music since January 2012. She is the creator and producer of "The Massive Smile Project", founder of GreatToBeDifferent.com, co-creator and occasional host of Elements of Harmony, and a co-founder of Canterlot Hill. Also, she likes cookies.
Electro House / Bounce
From small town applejack country, DJ Rod brings his high energy festival style to the main stage. Host of the Manestage live radio show on PonyvilleFM and DJ for many previous conventions, he lives for the adrenaline of mixing on stage.
Seventh Element is an electronic musician hailing from central Illinois. He produces a wide variety of genres and styles, from dance floor friendly tunes to emotional and complex concept albums.
House, Hip Hop, Experimental Dance
Coming all the way from the middle of nowhere in the Midwest, Technickel Pony brings some of the best funk, hip hop, and house music from the fandom to the dance floor. Get ready to get down and dance!!