UNSIGNED L.A. ARTIST DRAWS INDUSTRY ATTENDANCE AT L.A. SHOW -- It was a packed house at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles this week for unsigned/unpublished singer/songwriter Meiko (one of the first artists we'd mentioned when we launched the TALENTfilter blog). Label reps from Atlantic, Island and Virgin/Capitol were in attendance, as well as a handful of indie label execs and some pubcos, including Chrysalis. Music supervisors for all the major TV stations and some movie studios were on-hand to catch the set from this Roberta, GA native -- could have a lot to do with the heavy recent support from Nic Harcourt and Chris Douridas at KCRW Los Angeles (Douridas was at the show, as was Indie 103-1 L.A. DJ Christian B, who has also played music from Meiko).
Meiko hits the road for dates in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and two in New York (June 27 at the Living Room and July 7 at the Brooklyn Lyceum). This one could get interesting! Check the MySpace page to hear some songs from her ecently-completed, self-titled debut album which was mixed by Bryan Cook (Inara George, Gary Jules). Meiko's legal representation is Howard Sadowsky.