ALEXANDER JAMES ADAMS
AJA, heir to the music of Heather Alexander, was released from the Land of Fae in 2007. Using story and song, the Faerie Tale Minstrel leads his listeners into worlds of magic and music where anything can happen if you only believe. A steward of all kinds of animals, Alexander has rescued many a sad, furry creature and tends to his 50+ animal friends outside of Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Kore. Recently, he had the pleasure of collaborating with Fox Amoore at Abbey Road Studios, London as part of Fox’s new CD “Come Find Me.” With five of his own albums and several smaller releases, Alex is kept busy with music, magic and maintaining his hobby farm, until he falls over every night sound asleep, dreaming of the next day’s adventures.
Fox Amoore (Iain Armour) is a pianist and composer from Scotland. He started playing the piano at age 5 and professionally at age 14. In the past 18 years of playing and composing Fox has achieved some amazing goals: composing and recording two albums both with a live orchestra and choir at Abbey Road Studios, playing at the famous Cavern Club, seven studio albums, and collaborations with many others including composing for Nintendo and Steam games. He is also currently in the works on a Las Vegas production.
Pepper Coyote (Jared Clark) lives in Arizona and has a degree in music education and is a choir and music instructor. Pepper started performing classical music at age 5 and continued until he reached age 16 when he joined a band and focused on the pop/rock genre. Pepper has recorded eight albums, some independently and others with his band Look Left.
In 2015, the birth of the Furrhythmics occurred with the gathering of four local friends. Nbowa and Arcturus were both in the same men’s barbershop choir and because of their enjoyment of barbershop singing, they recruited Stargel and Tormod (who was later replaced by Piroshki due to scheduling conflicts) to woodshed a few tunes and form a quartet. The current quartet has been together now for over a year with Stargel on lead, Arcturus on Tenor, Nbowa on bass, and Piroshki on Baritone. Special emcee guest Roweland will be leading the Furrhythmics on this musical journey you will not want to miss!
Koro is a self-taught guitarist of 10 years hailing from East Texas. Graduating with a Bachelor’s in Physics, he loves electronics and spends most of his free time tinkering with audio equipment and
building guitar amps. A longtime fan of fantasy artwork, he found the fandom through artist friends and has been a part of it for 8 years. As a musician, he first started learning bass and continued to teach himself additional instruments with guidance from his father, who is also a guitarist. His styles include metal, hard rock, and electronic music. He records and produces music under the pseudonym Drag_Lines.
Los Bastardos, Dallas/Ft. Worth’s Rocky Horror Shadowcast, was founded in 1998 in the Furneaux Creek Theater in Carrolton, TX, and since then has performed at various theaters and venues in the Dallas/ Ft Worth area. Currently, Los Bastardos performs at the historic Inwood Theater in Dallas, the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, as well as regular performances at All-Con and Akon.
Matthew Ebel is a piano rocker, a voice actor, an author, and a goofball. His science-fiction-themed performances and albums put him deep into Geek territory, yet his writing style remains approachable by all walks of life. As a performer, he’s been named Guest of Honor at conventions such as CONvergence and Further Confusion, as well as having played venues from coffee houses to countless geek conventions to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. On stage and on his adventure albums he takes the persona of Captain Ebel, a well-meaning but dubiously competent starship captain who is kept alive mainly thanks to his robots, Prodo-1 and Prodo-2.
RUN DEFINITELY RUN
Run, Definitely Run! is a Phoenix based band who are infuenced by a mixture of rock, J-pop, and EDM. The members, Omnom, Ky, Miggy, and Lynn, came together to share a positive message to people of all backgrounds. They have a passion for creating upbeat and uplifting music that will make people smile. This year, RDR have created a new, fresh and exciting show for the Texas Furry Fiesta attendees and can’t wait to share the experience.
Russ Sharek has been described by reliable sources as a zen fool, benevolent supervillain, misanthropic community leader, clown father figure and Impish Cabaret Rasputin who has traveled around the world to study important things like pie throwing and human stupidity with living circus legends. When not on tour, Russ splits his time between performing with the Circus Freaks, a Dallas-based ensemble that makes unusual acts of theater and other forms of professional-grade whimsy, developing strange bits of physical theater, and teaching almost everything he knows through the Bath House Cultural Center and Moxie Mischief Aerial Arts.
In 2013 The Wonderbolts were formed with one goal in mind: Bring a kick-ass live rock show to the Pony Music World! No frills, no wankery, just good old rock and roll about colorful talking equines. With guitar, bass, drums and a prayer, we began to burn our way through the pony con scene, bringing raw rock shows to Fiesta Equestria, Nightmare Nights, Derpycon South, Trotcon, and Ciderfest. And now we’re coming to Furry Fiesta to spread the word of friendship magic through electric guitar rambling, thudding bass, searing vocals and possible terror-alert level raising drums. We hope to bring our brand of horse-flavored rock to the land of fur and claw, and we hope you won’t call the police!
ZACK & SHINY
ZandZ (ZOMGShiny & Zack Grey) are a couple oddballs who have been in the fandom for about 5 years now. They’ve been storming the hallways and select stages of cons throughout the country with
their impromptu style of performing music which usually consists of awkward questions followed by awkward answers before jumping into a song to break the silence. The “Contractually Obligated Music Hour” was created with the intention of playing music, having fun, and never actually playing an hour-long
set. We would like to thank TFF for being the first con to book us a show that does not fall in the hour mark. We <3 you all Even you, Path