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Holly Miranda grew up singing in church. She began piano lessons at the age of 6 and taught herself guitar at 14. She wrote her first song shortly after.

When she was 16, she moved by herself from suburban Detroit to New York City. Her first gig was at the infamous Sidewalk Cafe on 6th street and Ave A in the East Village. There she cut her teeth along side Sidewalk alumni such as The Moldy Peaches, Nicole Atkins and Beck. She recorded two solo albums during this time and self-released one "High Above the City," which she sold online and at shows. She began touring the east coast performing solo at cafes and coffeehouses.

In the early 2000's, while recording her next record at Headgear studios in Brooklyn, she and the producer Alex Lipsen decided to release the record as a band effort. This was the beginning of the shoegazey indie-rock band The Jealous Girlfriends. The band released two albums and performed with such acts as Shudder to Think, Nada Surf, Metric, and Sea Wolf. Holly continued to perform and tour solo between TJG tours. During this time she began writing songs for her first worldwide released solo album "The Magicians Private Library" produced by TV on The Radio's Dave Sitek. TMPL came out on XL recordings in 2010.

Holly has toured extensively and played with such acts as Tegan and Sara, The XX, My Morning Jacket, Florence and The Machine, TV on The Radio, Vampire Weekend, The Antlers, Oh Land and Lou Reed. She has performed at the Sydney Opera house as part of the Vivid Festival, Hyde Park with Sydney festival, Lattitude festival, Celebrate Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bandshell. She has had music placed on multiple TV shows such as Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, CSI:Miami, and The L-word, and has contributed vocals and songwriting on records with Theophilus London, Nada Surf, Mmoths, Cicada, Steel Train and more.

Holly is producing a new solo album in Joshua Tree and Brooklyn.

Marnie Herald also sometimes known as HARKthegirl is a songwriter whose intimate lyrics and soothing melodies leave audiences entranced and breathless. By channeling the legendary songwriters of our time - Townes Van Zandt, Joan Baez, and Jeff Tweedy, to name a few, Herald is on a mission to sing us all to a place of peace, love, and understanding. Marnie has most recently been on tour with Brendan Canning of the famed, Broken Social Scene while promoting his latest solo album, 'You Gots To Chill' as a fellow band member and opening act under her other name, HARKthegirl. In the past Marnie teamed up with the legendary producer and crooner, Butch Walker to sing with him at Lollapalooza and record a track she wrote and produced by Butch for Nintendo DS. They also co-wrote a song entitled, "Sweet Baby' which is currently on her soon to be released album produced by Patrick Leonard (Leonard Cohen, Madonna) entitled, "That Broken Heart'. Prior to the making of the current record, Marnie spent the better part of 2011-2013 touring as Buck 65's singer. The duo toured extensively in Europe and North America as well as the Canadian Summer Festival Circuit. Marnie can usually be found traversing North America by car with George her fearless pup and currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto. Follow her on instagram @marniehrald and you can also follow her rescue pup, @georgetheamericanbulldog

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