Check out this interview he did with The Verge on how tech and apps shaped his sound.
Hey Headliners! It’s time for a new Band of the Month contest. This time, the judge is Kevin Rudolf, one of the music industry’s most respected and in-demand guitarists, songwriters and producers.
Kevin’s already made his mark with Lil Wayne, Cash Money records, and gigs with everyone from Lil Kim to Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado to name a few. So whatever your genres, if you’ve got rock star potential, Rudolf will surely hear it. The winner will get a shout out from Kevin on his Facebook and Twitter to almost half a million fans and followers, as well as a Pro Headliner account.
Check the contest page to sign up. Or just drop us a line and let us know you’re interested.
Guitarist/Producer Kevin Rudolf
A genre-jumping singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist based in Miami, FL, Kevin Rudolf grew up in New York City. With his mother working as a singer, the young Rudolf was introduced to the nightclub scene at a very young age. By the time he got his first guitar at the age of 12, he had already been exposed to all sorts of bands and many different genres of music. His teens would be filled with the usual basement bands and local bar combos, but when he bought a keyboard and computer he was able to break out on his own, recording the genre-blending music he wanted to and learning how to produce and engineer in the process. The one-man band and producer was then signed to Madonna’s Maverick label under the pseudonym Binocular. A self-titled ’80s-flavored album from the project appeared in 2001, but beyond some positive reviews it went unnoticed. After scrapping the project, it was through a chance meeting with engineer Jimmy Douglass that Rudolf was introduced to superstar producer Timbaland. He had just planned to watch the recording session, but when Timbaland found out Rudolf could play guitar he had him plug in and contribute to Lil’ Kim’s 2003 hit “The Jumpoff.” It was the first of many collaborations between the producer and guitarist, and soon Rudolf was adding work with the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, and David Banner to his résumé. In late September of 2008, Rudolf launched his solo career on the Cash Money label with the rock-rap blend “Let It Rock,” featuring special guest Lil Wayne. The instant hit single was a teaser for Rudolf’s debut album, In the City, which landed in late 2008. Two years later he returned with To the Sky, which featured Flo Rida, Three 6 Mafia, and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo as guests.
For every contest winner in life, there are also runners up, folks who came close but were edged out for some reason or other.
At Headliner, we want to help all of our users get heard. So, we’ve decided to start showing some love to all the artists who came close to winning the Band of the Month contest. Below are 5 runners up for the Good Charlotte Band of the Month contest that was won by Aim for the Weekend.
All the runners up below will be receiving 100,000 free band bucks to help them get their music out there. Congratulations again to everyone who not only won and entered this contest, but has the heart and soul to make music every day.
Monks of Mellonwah
The Monks of Mellonwah are a four piece alternative funk/rock band from Sydney, Australia. Their unique sound blends elements of classic influences Hendrix, Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, along with the more modern sounds of The Raconteurs, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse. The Monks have recently filmed their first music video for “Swamp Groove” out of their first EP, Stars are Out.
Good Charlotte have made their selection for Headliner’s latest Band of the Month contest. And the winner is… Aim for the Weekend! Aim for the Weekend were chosen from a long list of exciting Headliner bands to receive a shout out Good Charlotte on all their social networks. Aim for the Weekend will also get a month of Headliner Pro for free. More about them below. Congratulations!
Aim For The Weekend is a four piece pop/rock band from Northern Virginia. They have an unmatched work ethic that has propelled them to the top of their local music scene in just over a year. Their songs have been featured on radio stations both locally and abroad, they have headlined the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and this is only the beginning. Aim For The Weekend is a band that everyone needs to be paying attention to.
Aim for the Weekend
on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AimForTheWeekend
on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/aim4theweekend