Brian Hutson is a radio-charting recording artist known for his rich and powerful voice. Raised in New York’s Hudson Valley and currently residing in New York City, Brian leads a double life: investment banker by day – and crooner when off Wall Street. His broad range of vocal repertoires includes pop, easy listening, jazz, Broadway, opera, and classical.
Brian’s passion for singing was sparked at age 12 as a member of his school choir, where he progressed to select and regional choirs as well as adjudicated solo singing. He also took the stage in local and school musical theater productions.
While pursuing an undergraduate degree in Economics, Brian set his sights on learning opera and classical music repertoires. He began private vocal lessons to develop his craft, and while juggling his studies and internships, began to perform at open mic nights and cafes as well as recitals and church services.
After graduation, Brian began working on Wall Street, balancing the demands of his job with time for his creative outlet – singing and songwriting.
While singing Michael Bublé’s Everything at his office holiday party, Brian was discovered by renowned music producer, Joe Vulpis. Vulpis immediately took Hutson into the studio and recorded their first two original singles, Let It Ride and She’s My Woman. Released to radio in Summer 2015, Let It Ride debuted at number 48 on the Adult Contemporary Top 200, peaking at number 5. It remained in the Top 10 of the AC Top 200 chart for 10 weeks and was played on steady rotation in 6 countries in Europe.
Vulpis and Hutson finished off the year by bringing a fresh, bluesy sound to the popular holiday song, Blue Christmas (originally recorded by Elvis Presley). The single could be heard on SiriusXM and many major market Billboard radio stations across the country throughout the holiday season.
Brian released his debut pop EP, Midnight Sessions, in November 2017.
From an early age, George Windsor (aka Pop Coulture) has been wowing the music industry with his unique sound and looks. Starting out by performing at local clubs and bars he has built up such a large fanbase in such a short amount of time. His thoroughly electric shows make him a must-see artist and along side his performance comes his fashion sense, which leaves fans talking for weeks. His outgoing personality makes him a brilliant artist to watch and listen to. His influences include: Lady Gaga, Bonnie Tyler, Grace Jones, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. Pop Coulture is currently working with Joe Vulpis on his new record.
Her enchanting mix of sparkling youth, tempered with the depth and maturity of a singer well beyond her years. This is exactly what listeners will hear in the recently completed EP with producer Joe Vulpis. Tunes on this EP range from Click, a foot tapping, sing along, feel good song about knowing you just clicked with that special someone, to the hope and excitement of new love with In That Moment, to the soulful ballad of keeping love alive with After the Storm, to the upbeat live in the moment anthem of One More Time and finally the you go girl sass of Shake, spiced up with a little street rap just for fun that will have audiences singing and dancing! And even more surprising is all this big sound is from a girl just doing her thing, balancing the demands of high school with her passion for singing, writing and performing. Her new full length album Whatever It Is, featuring new songs written with producer Joe Vulpis was released March, 2014.
To date, Courtney, along with her Producer/writer Joe Vulpis and her amazing band, have had three top 40 Billboard singles: Shake, 35 on Billboard Adult Contemporary; In That Moment, 40 on Billboard Adult Contemporary; and currently Looks 2 Good 2B Bad is 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition her single, Click, and Christmas single Santa Clause Is Coming To Town both charted and continue to do well on Music Row Radio. Courtney’s star is definitely on the rise!
Joe Vaughn is a singer songwriter, musician from New York, as well as an accomplished keyboardist from the Berklee School of Music. Along with his co-writers, Scott Buster and Jim Gately, the trio is proud to announce the release of their first single from their upcoming CD titled, 5 Seconds to the Moon. The master mind (as labeled by both Joe & Jim) Scott Buster caught the eye of Producer – Songwriter Joe Vulpis / Ap Music Group and the group went right into the studio and blasted out enough music for a full length CD. Vulpis salvaged 2 of the twelve songs as radio releases and forced the group to keep writing telling them “I’ll let you know when to stop. We don’t have time for anything less than hits!!!” To date Vulpis has reported that the group now has 5 songs that qualify to be radio singles. Buster and his mates have often said that “Vulpis is a no bull-shit, focused mother-fu$#er. That’s why we love him. We’re so tired of where we’ve been. It’s so refreshing to hear things the way they need to be. Thank you Joe.”
Vulpis brought in programmers Mike Lorello (Whitney, Enrique, Michael Jackson…) and Adrian Hawk Melendez (Wyclef) for programming and co-production.
The first single 5 Seconds to the Moon is slated to go to Billboard radio early fall 2015 along with a European dance remix to follow.
Moe Torraco began singing at the age of three, as her father would play Sinatra tunes from the great American songbook on the piano. She later performed on stage in the lead role of “Maria” in The Sound of Music, and “Amber” in Hairspray. Moe began drawing more significant attention when she delivered a stirring and memorable rendition of The National Anthem in front of a capacity crowd at Conte Forum on the campus of Boston College. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theater from Catholic University, she was selected to appear on the Katie Couric show, originally as a model filmed on Madison Avenue, and then spontaneously a live appearance on the show. Later that year she appeared in episodes of NBC’s show Smash. Most recently, Moe has drawn upon her deeply personal experiences of love and loneliness, of joy and tragedy, of hope and hopelessness, to transpose these feeling into compelling musical lyrics that will touch the hearts and souls of those who listen.
Right now, Moe is collaborating with award winning musician, songwriter, and producer Joe Vulpis on her first EP. Mr. Vulpis earned his bachelors degree in music from Berklee College, and is perhaps most notably known for his work with Lady Gaga. Joe’s experience, genius and style work brilliantly with the talents and perspective that young and gifted Moe brings to the creative musical table. To complement the work she is doing with Joe, Moe is studying with the brilliant vocal coach in NYC, Don Lawrence. Don has received prominent recognition for his work with Bono, Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, many other talented artists.
Moe is honored and truly blessed to be in collaboration with experienced and inspiring mentors on her EP. Her unique ability to vividly reach to the stars and beyond for meaningful thoughts and visions, bring those ideas back to earth, and then deliver with powerful vocal abilities, is the stuff that attracts an audience that will come back looking for more. Still fresh on the NYC music scene, “Moe” is a name to remember.
With a continuing cadre of success at radio, Kanisha K has recently released her newest single Oh Damn Yeah to Top 40 and CHR radio. The song was written and produced by uber Producer Joe Vulpis (Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Richie Blackmore, Jennifer Love Hewitt etc.) and mastered by Tom Coyne (Adele, Beyonce, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Pink, Ariana Grande). Kanisha recorded both Oh Damn Yeah and Never Stopped Loving You at Vulpis’ studios in Nashville.
Camille Sanders plays 5 instruments, writes music and sings. Camille plays the fiddle, piano, mandolin, guitar, and ukulele. Camille has played for former Gov. Dolph Briscoe and George Strait. She has opened for the Randy Rogers Band, Kyle Park, Joe Nichols, Tanya Tucker, Pat Green and many more. Camille Has performed with the Texas Jamm Band featuring members of George Strait’s “Ace in the Hole Band” as special guest, and performs in Nashville several times a year. Camille’s CD is available on iTunes or CDBaby.com. The Camille Sanders Band was born when she was asked to perform at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo in 2011. Since then, the band has played at many dances and private gigs around Texas, with a mixture of traditional and modern country music.
Robbie Rosen is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter/pianist who made it to the Top 8 boys on Season 10 of American Idol. He began receiving state and national recognition/awards for his songwriting at age 8, and has since written over 100 songs. Robbie has shared the stage with Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Billy Dean, Darius Rucker, Jose Feliciano, and Debbie Gibson, and has opened for KARMIN, Aaron Carter, and “The Voice” winner, Cassadee Pope.
He has performed at numerous venues, including Nassau Coliseum, singing his original song Make It Through, the official song for the Sophia’s Cure Foundation. He’s also performed at many prestigious charitable functions, such as the Carole M. Baldwin Foundation, H.E.Y. U.G.L.Y. (a national bully-prevention program for which he wrote an original song, My Life), and the music industry’s TJ Martell Foundation. He is both an artist and songwriter, composing/arranging his own lyrics & music, as well as co-producing his tracks. Robbie demonstrates unique writing versatility, not only for himself as a pop/soul artist, but also with other artists in mind, in the styles of pop, r&b, and country.
The Brian Lavender Band is a five-member band based in Cortland, Illinois. Brain Lavender, a Directional Bore Crew Supervisor for a team of pipe layers by day is quickly making an impression on a growing number of country music fans and special event promoters across the country with his sultry urban-cowboy look and deep country sound. The Brian Lavender Band (BLB) was formed in 2010 after Lavender submitted an original song to the 2009 CMT Country Music Madness Talent Search. The song reached the Top 64. With the help of voting fans across the country, his video performance of Destination Unknown made it into the final four. Music City Madness is CMT’s (Country Music Television’s) online search for country’s next unsigned superstar. The rapid success of the song gave Lavender reason to start the Brian Lavender Band. Lavender’s athleticism and love for baseball took him to Iowa Western Junior College, Council Bluff, after becoming eligible for the Major League Baseball Draft. The all-star catcher is now engaging audiences through-out Northern Illinois and Wisconsin with his outlaw rock-and-country style. A Nashville recording artist, Brian is best-known for Good Ole Country Boy written by Joe Vulpis, Producer for Lady Gaga, and the rising single Country Girls Do It Better. The album was recorded in Nashville and produced at Omni Sound Studios by Steve Pope and Kelly Schoenfeld of Dare Devil Productions, under the Lavender Records Label. BLB has opened for Nashville’s Chase Rice; 38 Special, Low Cash Cowboys, Josh Gracin, TY Brown, and Rachel Bradshaw. With raw country energy, the group plays charity events, intimate venues and sold-out arenas to fans of all ages. Lavender’s sound and style have been compared to that of Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw.
International soloist Suzanna Klintcharova performs regularly in Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East. As an invited guest of many famous orchestras: the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, the National Orchestra of Belgium, The Sofia Philharmonic, the San Francisco Chamber Symphony, the Alpes Provence Cote d’Azur Orchestra, the Antwerp Philharmonic, the Sofia Radio and TV Orchestra, the National Orchestra of the Philippines, the Antwerp Chamber Orchestra, the Sofia Soloists, the Kansai Philharmonic-Osaka, the Bach-collegium, the Orchestra of Liege…she is appreciated for her talent and for her wide repertory of harp concertos.La Belle Epoque de la harpe (Volume 1), released in 2012 and was the first collaboration between Klintcharova and Vulpis as producer. Subsequently, Klintcharova and Vulpis released La Belle Epoque de la harpe (Volume 2 & 3) in 2013.
Super Movies is a four-piece indie rock band from the eclectic town of Montclair, New Jersey, that was formed in 2012. The band was originally formed with three members, two of which were Nick Hall and Sebastian Alexander, who met in grade school and remained friends. In 2013, Nick and Sebastian recruited two new members; Marc Dionne on drums and shortly thereafter, high school friend Caroline Platzman on guitar and backup vocals. They did so in order to add a fuller sound to the music and create a distinct collaboration that would further influence their style. The four would continue to form a brotherhood-like dynamic that is prevalent both on and off stage.With Nick’s diverse lyrics, aggressive vocal style, and 90’s electric guitar sound backed up by Caroline’s rhythm guitar and soft spoken vocals, the songs are greatly complimented by Sebastian’s powerful bass lines and Marc’s heavy, hard hitting drums. With their youthful personalities and obvious love for music, Super Movies delivers a unique rock sound that is inspired by a variety of incredible artists including The Pixies, Nirvana, and Radiohead. In late 2013, when the band became more confident in their musicianship and sound, Marc contacted his late father’s best friend, music producer Joe Vulpis. Joe recognized Super Movies’ talent and began working with them in the studio. The group is currently recording four singles to be released in May 2014.
Ronnie is a Cleveland based singer songwriter that has recently joined up with Joe Vulpis for his latest CD project due out June 2014. Ronnie is a blend of what Joe calls his favorite artists and more.
When 2013 CMA “New Artist To Watch,” Lizzie Sider, first heard I Love You That Much, the teenage singer-songwriter felt an immediate “I have to record this song” moment I Love You That Much written and produced by Joe Vulpis (Lady Gaga) is now available as the on iTunes as a single from the recently completed full length studio record with Vulpis, mastered by Tom Coyne (Taylor Swift’s Red). I Love You That Much display’s Lizzie’s unbelievably mature vocals, as well as a passion that Lizzie obviously feels about this recording.
Jon Jones, the son of legendary singer Sir Tom Jones has teamed up with Producer / Songwriter Joe Vulpis for the release of his new CD Blessed. The project is slated for a simultaneous summer release in both the UK and the US.
Hi Fi — Fiona and Hyatt Cohen, 12 yr old Singer/Songwriter twins from the Tri-State Area. A beautiful blend of harmonies that lights up their creative, insightful and eclectic song-writing style. The twins were introduced to Joe through a mutual friend which sparked an immediate pre-production session that as of now turned into full tracking for their debut EP release due out December 2014.
Stefani Germanotta (Lady GaGa)
Before there was Lady GaGa there was Stefani Germanotta. When Joe first saw her perform he knew she was extraordinary, that goes without saying. Joe worked with Stefani to produce her jazz demo for entrance into Tisch School of Arts at NYU. Three years later, Joe was brought back to produce GaGa’s original material in the Red and Blue sessions which launched GaGa’s career. Check out this interview of Joe from Lady GaGa Now for the full back story.
Book and Magazine ReferencesThe Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga – Maureen Callahan Gaga – Johnny Morgan
People Magazine March 08, 2010 Vol. 73 No. 9
LADY GAGA’S ‘SOLID’ GUY
She’s touring the world and cranking out hit after hit, but it’s all starting to catch up with Lady Gaga. “She works so hard and she’s exhausted,” says family friend, producer Joe “Joe V” Vulpis. How does the pop star (real name: Stefani Germanotta), 23, relax? Seemingly by re–romancing Matt Williams, creative director of her design team, Haus of Gaga, whom she dated a while back. “He represents something solid,” says Vulpis. “Anyone that she has known while she was growing up to be Gaga probably sees her for who she really is.”Contributors: Jennifer Garcia, Mark Gray, Kristen Mascia, Lesley Messer, Suzanne Zuckerman, with Reagan Alexander, Pernilla Cedenheim, Julie Jordan, Ruth Laney, Marisa Laudadio, Simon Perry, Michelle Tan, Nina Tyler, Ulrica Wihlborg.
People Magazine April 05, 2010 Vol. 73 No. 13
Is Lady GaGa Cracking Under Pressure?By Rennie Dyball
Had Lady Gaga gone gaga? As her pulsing hit Bad Romance filled the arena in Auckland, New Zealand, March 13, the singer known for her high-energy dancing lay down onstage, listless and wobbly as she battled through the song. “I passed out about three times onstage that night,” she later said on Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O radio show. “It’s never happened to me before. I was just really tired…the jet lag caught up with me.”
Jet lag-or the exhaust fumes from a stratospheric rise to stardom? Ever since Gaga (born Stefani Germanotta), 24, burst onto the scene with Just Dance in ’08, she has upped the stakes in everything from her videos (her latest, for Telephone, is a short film with Beyoncé) to her wardrobe (antlers as headwear) and her tour (announcing 38 new shows). But it’s taken a toll. The singer-visibly thinner these days-canceled four shows in January citing exhaustion. And three days after the collapse, more bad news: She was sued for $30.5 million by a former collaborator (see box). “She’s on the verge of tipping-she’s in bad shape,” says a source. “She’s come to embody the Gaga persona, but she’s only human.”
And one still trying to find her footing-in 10-in. lobster-claw heels-in a relatively new world. “Two years ago, I was playing in a bar that smelled like urine for 50 people,” Gaga told Kyle and Jackie O. “Sometimes I cry because I can’t believe [it].” Friends say they’re happy tears. “She loves this,” says producer Joe “Joe V” Vulpis, adding that she “finds her sanity with her family.” But can she tame the fame monster? “Gaga has to be careful,” says her pal, One Republic’s Ryan Tedder. “She’s already larger than life. How do you get larger than that?”Contributors: With reporting by Jessica Herndon/Los Angeles, Lesley Messer/New York.
At the age of three, Ashley would sing along with the music on the radio to one of her father’s songs ‘At Last’ by Etta James — soon it became her favorite and as she grew older, she watched the Cheetah Girls and Hanna Montana on TV, always imagining performing with them. During the summer of 2013, Ashely auditioned for season 3 of The X Factor. Of 40,000 who auditioned, she was chosen as one of 218 invited to Hollywood to compete nationally on TV. The song she auditioned song was Etta James’ At Last. Ashley placed in the top 16 of her group, however, did not make the top 10. She is determined to compete again this year, and is preparing for the ‘Voice’ and ‘American Idol’. She recently released her first single Never Stopped Loving You, written and produced by Joe Vulpis.
Al Martino was an American singer and actor. He had his greatest success as a singer between the early 1950s and mid-1970s, being described as “one of the great Italian American pop crooners and also became well known as an actor, particularly for his role as singer Johnny Fontane in the Godfather.
Al recorded his last 10-track record with Vulpis shortly before he passed away in 2009. The record Thank You featured five original songs written record by Vulpis, Thank You For Being My Wife, Hello Goodbye,I Can’t Tell You, A Woman’s Touchand Trying to Find My Way. “This was a very special record to make with Al” says Vulpis, the last song recorded was a remake of the Garth Brooks song If Tomorrow Never Comes.
Joe Bayer was born in Ottawa, Illinois. He began his musical journey at an early age. Joe played throughout the Midwest and made the move to Los Angeles, California where he and his hard rock act Devastation Run landed a record deal with Ironworks records. Joe performed all over the West coast, but his West coast career was cut short when family matters brought him to New York.Joe had a brief stint as a guitarist in another project before stepping into the spotlight of his own band. He has since released two albums and has had national and international radio airplay. Joe has also chalked up a couple of Indie Radio awards and performed at award shows in Nashville and Nevada. He has also had the pleasure of opening for Tim Rushlow (Little Texas). During the summer of 2012 there was a meeting of the Joe’s; Joe Bayer, Joe Vulpis through mutual friend Joe Piccianno guitar and harmony for the Joe Bayer Band. Collaboration ensued and between Vulpis and Bayer resulting in the 2013 release of Country Thang and She’s With the Band written and produced by Joe Vulpis, performed by Joe Bayer.
Joseph Spinella is a classically trained tenor soloist and performer, offering a diversified repertoire including classical crossover, musical theater and romantic songs. He is a tenor of the 21st Century and is best known for his charismatic live performances. He performs with orchestras such as the Israeli Philharmonic, Macedonia Radio Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Sarasota Orchestra and others. He sings in six languages and his repertoire includes songs in Italian, Spanish, English, German and French. Spinella was awarded a scholarship to Manhattan School of Music in New York City. A few years ago, he was discovered by Paul Nadler, one of the Metropolitan Opera conductors and was invited to work with Metropolitan Opera coaches in NYC. This began his regular sessions with Joan Dorneman, who was also Luciano Pavarotti’s vocal coach for thirty years. Spinella has participated in Master Classes with Birgit Nielsen, Eleanor Steber, and Regina Resnik. His tenor voice quality was described by Princeton’s weekly newspaper, Town Topics, as “a solid Metropolitan Opera level performer”. In 2012, Joe Spinella and Joe Vulpis began to work together to create a modern song for Spinella’s stage show and the result was Trust in Me written and produced by Joe Vulpis.