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The WIN Awards 13SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS

Lili Haydn,
Lynsey Shaw &

Heather Necole

Lili Haydn

George Clinton calls Lili Haydn "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin." Rolling Stone called her music "fiery and virtuosic..."

Lili Haydn has released four critically acclaimed major label recordings as a solo artist: Lili (1997 Atlantic Records), Light Blue Sun (2003 BMG Music), Goodbye Stranger Ep (2007 Nettwerk Music Group), and Place Between Places (2008 Nettwerk Music Group).

She has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Josh Groban, Seal, Matchbox 20, Cyndi Lauper, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and George Clinton's P-Funk All Stars to name a few.

Both as a solo artist and as support, Lili has performed in premiere concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl.

Her last cd, "Place Between Places," was a favorite on NPR, and Lili performed the single "Strawberry Street" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the HBO hit Californication. Her songs have also been licensed for TV, film, and commercials, including Army Wives, Dharma and Greg, the film Anywhere But Here, and adverts for Jaguar, and Folders Coffee, among others.

In addition to Lili's extensive recording and touring career, Lili is the featured voice and violin on several films with Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and 4 (2007, 2011), The Burning Plain (2009), Casi Divas (2009), The Boat that Rocked (2009)), as well as with composers Harry Gregson Williams (The Town), Ramin Djwadi (The Unborn (2009), Fright Night (2011), Henry Jackman (Henry IV, Gulliver's Travels), Cliff Eidelman, Paul Cantelon, Tom Petty (Open Window (2006), She's the One (1996), among others.

After performing and improvising on filmscores for several years, Lili has launched her own film scoring career, earning a fellowship from the prestigious Sundance Institute for film composing, and has scored six feature in the last several years, including Jacklight (1999), the award winning film The Horse Boy (2009), The Lightmaker (2009), Somewhere Between (2011), Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011), Broken Kingdom (2012). Lili is currently in production for her upcoming CD, and is composing and performing additional score for an upcoming film called The Manson Girls, starring Eric Balfour, and Taryn Manning, to be released theatrically in 2012.

A humanitarian and activist, Lili also performs regularly for various human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Action Center, the Global Security Institute (for whom she performed a concert at the UN), Code Pink, John Wayne Breast Cancer Center, Indigenous Land Rights Fund, El Faro Orphanage, Peter Gabriel's Witness Foundation, National Civil Rights Museum, among many others; and recently contributed her song "Unfolding Grace" to a CD compilation benefiting Ang San Suu Kyi and the Burmese pro-democracy movement which features U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Paul McCartney.

Lili Haydn was also an accomplished actress growing up, paying her way through Brown University (where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science), performing in TV and film such as NBC's Mrs. Columbo, The New Gidget, Rodney Dangerfield's Easy Money, and Jack Frost, among many others.

At the center of all Lili Haydn's musical ventures is a belief that music has the power to uplift and to heal, no matter what the medium. For an artist whose music has always been eclectic, cinematic, and broad in scope, there are no boundaries, and Lili looks forward to continuing to bring her unique voice to film and TV, as well as to her inimitable performances and recordings.

http://lilihaydn.com

Lynsey Shaw

Lynsey Shaw's performing life started back in the UK in her early teens when she’d make any excuse to get up on a bar stool and sing for her friends. Many Working Men’s Clubs & pubs later she’s been in a chart topping band, had several tracks on prolific dance albums, has appeared on numerous TV & radio shows, been on 3 UK arena tours, sang jingles & voice-overs, worked with many amazing producers & songwriters including Mike Stock & Matt Aitkin, fronted one of the UK’s biggest and best function bands, sang for Manchester Untied, when they won the double in ’06, at The Natural History Museum with Cliff Richard, on board The Silver Whisper with Will Young & Alexandra Burke, at Hyde Park for Wireless Festival & supported many acts including Jay-Z, Mark Ronson & The Sugababes. The list is impressive and endless.

Miss Shaw’s first taste of fame was as part of Brit girl band, Girls@Play, singing alongside, the now Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s hit soap opera, Eastenders, Rita Simons. Traveling the UK and Europe as part of the girl band meant that Lynsey met & worked with some amazing people in fabulous places. It was a very special time in her life. Young, ambitious and on the road.

“London’s Wembley Arena was a highlight & Birmingham NEC of course, as that’s home territory. I was lucky enough to perform at both a few times with G@P. We played to 70 thousand people for the Radio One & BRMB road shows up & down the country, meeting Victoria Beckham & bonding with (BBC Radio One DJ) Chris Moyles along the way! I’ve met Stevie Wonder & worked with huge names in the Music & PR industry. It was an amazing time in my life. When you’re cooped up with 5 girls for 24 hours in a tour van, it gets a bit crazy at times! I have some very fond memories.”

After the band split up in late 2001, Lynsey concentrated on solo projects and song writing, working with many producers and forming bonds that still stand today. Dance tracks on various albums followed. The next chapter saw Lynsey being asked to join one of the leading functions bands in the UK, Mixed Feelings, a decision, which brought her full circle and back to having a full diary of gigs, week in & week out. She says f her time with the 12 piece function band... "I saw the world with Mixed Feelings. I’ve performed at all of London and the UK’s most beautiful venues, partied in the Middle East, sang on privately chartered cruise ships on the Baltic and on the Mediterranean Seas, standing there, with champagne flowing and Monaco in sight, at dawn.” She continues... :But most importantly of all. I was always singing and performing on stage. Which is what I do best”.

This in turn meant that Lynsey’s days were filled with her very own creative projects. The first of which came in the form of a show band of girls called Electric Dolls who were set for the private party and corporate world. In fact the very first line up of which saw her performing again with her old pal Rita alongside many other accomplished dancers and singers that Lynsey hand selected. The band quickly turned into a pop project, Lynsey once again, setting her sites on the pop world… and so the next generation of Electric Dolls evolved.

It was in this guise the girls played Wireless Festival, appeared on BBC 3 many times, created their own music video with director Dan Shipton and unveiled their very own TV show on Red TV, wrtten and created by Lynsey herself, ‘Electric Dolls TV’. It was a show all of their very own and something the girls are very proud of creating to this day.Toni Basil and Lynsey Shaw

“I’ve played Hyde Park at Wireless Festival, been to the MOBO Awards with the Dolls and made some serious waves in the music industry, thanks to Paul Latham of Live Nation, meeting and working with some amazing people along the way. But I feel like I’ve only just begun! If you can make a living doing what you love, then you should count yourself blessed. I do. Though I work my butt off too! Nothing comes easy. You have to go out there and get it. Make people see you, show them what you can do.”

In her latest move to the States, taking up residency in Hollywood, Lynsey is taking on Los Angeles head on. “This city marked the start of a new challenge for me. I wanted to be here because it’s a place filled with energy and new possibilities. I came here for the first time in early 2010 and I knew straight away that I wanted to come over and sing and write here. It’s one of the biggest hubs for creativity, especially for music in all it’s forms, there is. It’s a melting pot of talent and I wanted to be part of it and see where LA would take me. I set my sites on playing some of the world famous venues here. Well why not, right?”

After her first gig in the US, singing the UK national anthem before the Hatton Vs Alveras fight, at the Honda Stadium in Anaheim, last year, performing to 17 thousand people in the stadium and millions on HBO, Lynsey is now lead vocalist for established US entertainment group Wayne Foster and is working on her songwriting, having successful cuts with Japanese girl band Girl Generation, amongst others, as well as touring with Electric Dolls around the world when the call comes. She’s currently working on an all American sounding Indie, Country and Blues, solo album and that, together with her bi-monthly night, ‘Miss Lynsey & Friends’ here in LA, means that you can catch her here in new home town of Hollywood, doing her thing at a venue near you.

Follow Lynsey here at Twitterand on her website music font

Lynsey was accompanied by Luke Miller on piano. Here's his website.

Malin Akerman and Heather NecoleHeather Necole

Heather did a great job of playing the guitar and singing with her lovely voice for the arrivals at The WIN Awards 13.

 

Heather (left) with presenter Malin Akerman (on the right) backstage at The WIN Awards.

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Lynsey Shaw and Heather Necole
Lynsey Shaw and Heather Nicole.

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