The members of Vinyl Theatre know firsthand that music has the power to bring people together because it happened to them. Music is how they met, it’s what they bonded over, and it’s what has transformed their lives. Since officially forming in 2012, the Milwaukee-based quartet has gone from being college students who revered bands like The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, The Shins, and Death Cab For Cutie to coming into their own as artists themselves, building an impressive following for their buoyant synth-based alternative-pop sound.
In Milwaukee’s rising, lively and unique music scene, Lex Allen has found his artistic home and niche where he can flourish and grow as a singer. Lex is a neo soul pop singer, similar to the likes of Pharrell Williams and Janelle Monae, who has been taking Milwaukee’s music scene by storm with his fluid, inclusive and empowering musical style. He has an incredible vocal range and dynamic style that can adapt to countless genres of music, which can be heard both through his solo work and on his features. Whether it be electronic, hip hop, soul or pop styles.
Elizabeth Russo is an award winning songwriter with the ability to create and convert ideas and melodies into infectious songs. With her solid music foundation and stand out lyrics, Russo has quickly risen to become one of the in-demand songwriters on the music scene.
Jackie Tohn is a standup comic / musical comedian, actress and singer/songwriter. She was recently cast to play GILDA RADNER in director David Wains, “A Futile and Stupid Gesture,” alongside Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Joel McHale, and so many amazing others. Her recent movies include, “CHiPS” (Dax Shepard & Michael Pena), “Bad Roomies,” & “Sisters” (Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.) Jackie was a finalist in the Top 24 of AMERICAN IDOL” season 8. She continues to tour the country, having played hundreds of shows, doing standup and playing music. It’s the combination of music and comedy that separates Jackie from the pack. She has also guest starred on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Rules of Engagement,” “The Sopranos,” “House of Lies,” “Castle,” “The Nanny” when she was a kid, and many more.
20 year old Clover’s project isn’t just about showcasing her own artistry. With the creative team and minds of producer Mike Hart and drummer/guitarist Landon Jett, she wants to bring a pop sound infused with her Underground/Alternative Rock roots. It’s a combination of her influences of kickass women like Gwen Sefani, P!NK, Hayley Williams, Joan Jett, Melanie Martinez and more. Hailing from Tyler, TX, Clover is bringing her punk attitude to the world of pop.