A native of Belleville, IL, writer/artist, Brett Sheroky moved to Nashville in 2009. Brett spent over a decade on the outside of the music scene focusing on the craft of songwriting. That disciplined approach paid off in 2020 when Brett signed his first publishing deal with SeaGayle.
Within the first year of his publishing deal, Sheroky's songs have garnered the attention of record labels and their artists. Brett has already landed songs on two major artist's records; "Man Made" with Granger Smith and "Bible Verses" with Blake Shelton.
While still writing for other artists, Brett Sheroky has also been crafting songs for his own artist release. Brett’s sound is dynamic and falls somewhere between 90s country and 70s rock.
Florida native John Allan Miller is making waves in Music City as one of its most creative and entertaining songwriters. Miller has found recent success as both an artist and as a songwriter. JAM's song "Just Add Water" is on its way to 1 million streams on Spotify and has been featured on the platform's popular Party Cove playlist. As a songwriter, over 50 artists have recorded songs that he cowrite, including "Finally Free", the Bailey James single that reached #42 on the Billboard charts. "EATDRINKBEHAPPY"
Jason Bonham, professionally known as "Thunderbear" is a singer songwriter originally from Ohio. In 2014, he won a contest on 96K-Rock (Ft Myers, FL) winning an opening slot on a 3 Doors Down show. Afterwards he traveled to Nashville to record songs (Dangerous Addiction, Set Me Free, and Popcorns A Smokin) with Greg Upchurch and Chet Roberts of 3 Doors Down. While in Nashville he performed at the legendary Tootsie on Broadway. We are happy Jason is returning to YOLOFEST 2022. See why he may become known as the "Kazoo King"
Mickey was born in Annapolis, Maryland and started playing the piano at age 5. He has been playing professionally ever since. His formal music education includes studies at The Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. Though you may know Mickey through his work in jazz music, he has also recorded, performed and toured with many of the world's top entertainers: Kenny Rogers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Barbara Mandrell, Urbie Green, Dottie West, Jerry Reed, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Lonnie Mack, Roy Clark, Stan Lassiter, Charlie Pride, Lenny Breau, B.J. Thomas, Brenda Lee, Lynn Anderson, Tris Imboden, John Snyder, Cristy Lane, and Kathie Lee Gifford.
FEATURED HEADLINER: CHRIS TRAPPER - JAN 9, 2022
Chris is an American songwriter & musician, best known as the singer and guitarist of the band The Push Stars and for his song “This Time” from the film “August Rush” (Warner Bros). Chris embarked on a successful solo career, touring all over the globe and releasing nine full-length albums to date. Trapper's songs can be heard in several major studio films including “There’s Something About Mary”, The Devil Wears Prada”, “Some Kind Of Beautiful” & “August Rush”. His songs have appeared on television shows such as Pepper Dennis, ER, and Malcolm in the Middle.
A relentless live performer, Trapper has performed an average of 150 shows a year for more than a decade. On October 12, 2018, Chris was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Previously, he earned a SOCAN award for his songwriting contribution to the album Sea of No Cares by Great Big Sea in 2003.
Chris wrote Liz and I's adopted personal theme song "Skin", he has been our favorite performer and songwriter since we first saw him open for Colin Hay (Men At Work) in 2013. We are so thrilled to have him as our guest at Villa Key West.
Jason Bonham, professionally known as Thunderbear is a singer songwriter originally from Ohio. In 2014, he won a contest on 96K-Rock (Ft Myers, FL) winning an opening slot on a 3 Doors Down show.