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Xander Demos, prince of guitar shredding and Diane Camero's African envirobeats

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Xander Demos is one of today’s premier shred metal guitarists. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, he currently fronts his own band, XDB and national tribute act, James Rivera’s Sabbath Judas Sabbath, as well as playing in Rivera’s solo band.  Xander performs in excess of 100 times a year and records with artists all over the world.  His style ranges from the beautifully melodic to the jaw-droppingly insane, encompassesing much of what he has learned artists like Shawn Lane, Eric Johnson, Neal Schon, and John Sykes. One constant in his music is a focus on strong guitar melodies. In February  2012, Xander released his full-length follow-up to his EP Road To Guitarcadia.

Diane Cameron is an international recording & performing artist, actress and teacher.  Her music celebrates the beats and melodies of Africa and the Afro-Carribean music community. She writes songs that echo the natural world, she plays percussion, produces and sings.  Her albums are heard worldwide and she travels worldwide establishing performing arts and sports programs for youth, orgainizing Summer Camps for the Performing Arts, while  teaching acting at Georgia Tech. Her youth environmental play, “Trash Tawkin” was recently debuted at the 2011 Hilton Head Island, SC., Earth Day Celebration.

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