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Congratulations to the

2024 Indie Music Hall of Fame Inductees

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Amanda Abizaid (Folk, World)

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, model and actress; these are just a few of Amanda’s many given talents. As a model, the statuesque Abizaid has walked the runway for designers such as Jacques Fath, Nina Ricci, Zandra Rhodes, and Oscar De La Renta everywhere from Germany, Miami, New York and London. And if you’ve never seen her modeling or acting, you’re sure to have heard her sing, even if her name does not immediately resonate with you.
As a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist – piano, guitar, and flute - Amanda is best known as the captivating vocalist on the theme song "A Place In Time" from Paramount's The 4400, the featured song "Dreams in Ashes" from Lifetime Television’s Odd Girl Out, as well as other lead vocal appearances in songs appearing in Smallville, Ed, One Tree Hill, Felicity, and Charmed. Amanda also composed and sang movie theme songs for 3 Below, 13th Alley, and the independent short film, Facing the Lion, by writer director, Joe Plonsky, and executive producer, Scott Spiegel, in where she also stars.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon to an American mother and Lebanese father, Amanda and her four older sisters sang continuously as her instinctive musical talent emerged as naturally as her permanent smile and infectious laughter.

Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes (Easy Listening)

Mark Barnes’ work on the music for the Docu-Drama “City of Dreams” with 2 time Academy Award Nominee Carol Connors won the Best Theme Song at the 2011 TCI Film Festival. Songs from his “Alive” , “Storm Of Solace” & “In The Beginning” CD releases have earned him the Outstanding Musician for the Instrumental / Soundtrack category at the Live Nation sponsored 7th & 8th Annual OutMusic Award, the Best Easy Listening Male Artist for the 2012 & 2014 Indie Music Channel Awards, Best Instrumental Male Artist for the 2015 Indie Music Channel Awards and Best Easy Listening Male Artist for the 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards.

Natalie Jean

Natalie Jean (Folk, Jazz, Pop)

Natalie released her first of six albums in 2013, a jazz/pop album titled Obsession, and her latest album was released in February 2020 titled, "Where Do We Go From Here?" which features the emotional track “I Am.” Natalie Jean’s voice is paired beautifully with a wonderful guitar melody. She delivers a very passionate ballad that provides listeners with a vulnerable look into her life. It is a perfect example of Jean’s songwriting abilities and shows why she has been nominated for so many awards in her career and why she has won so many of those awards.

Randy Sauer

Randy Sauer (Childrens)

Born and raised in Norton Kansas, Randy Sauer aka "Jammin Randy", was involved with music all throughout his school years. His love of music eventually led him to attend Fort Hays State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He later earned his Master’s Degree, with an emphasis in music composition and recording. Presently, Randy is a K-6 Music Teacher in Hays, KS where he teaches elementary music and sixth grade band. He was selected as the 2013 - 2014 Outstanding Elementary Music Teacher by the Northwest Kansas Music Educators Association.

Septimius The Great

Septimius The Great (Dance, EDM)

Hailing from Maryland, Septimius the Great is a stunning singer, songwriter, dance music prodigy and actor. A thriving and formidable force in the world of Dance and Electronic music, the growing artist has continued to fight every challenge in the musical world, establishing himself as an international multi-award-winning entertainer. Septimius the Great is also known for his creative spirit and musical prowess, expressed beautifully in each electric composition. Known across the globe, the budding artist has contributed massively to the music scene, both domestically and abroad. Working with industry icons such as Fantasia, Chrisette Michele, Lil Kim, Lil Mo, Pat Benetar, Patti Labelle, Crystal Waters, and Ultra Nate, among many others, Septimius the Great has proven himself to be a multi-genre sensation.

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Connor Weinstein (Producer)

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