MEREDITH WRIGHT - vocalist/songwriter
Meredith is a seasoned theatre artist, vocalist, and early childhood teacher. She's spent years teaching young families while developing new work in the downtown theatre scene in New York City. She has been a featured vocalist in original projects in NYC and in Europe and Asia. She is a member of two resident companies at the internationally acclaimed theater La Mama ETC, The Yara Arts Group and The Great Jones Repertory. Her littlest fans (and their parents) were usually asleep by the time she would perform in a show, so she wanted to create something special just for them. Sweetbeatz combines everything she loves- music, theatre and family. She uses her own childhood memories coupled with life the city to create soulful melodies that reflect the hustle and bustle of daily living and she exemplifies those magical moments in every song. Oh! She loves sweets! All kinds!
Barry Kornhauser - guitarist
Barry Kornhauser was born in the Midwest of the Bronx and presently lives in Brooklyn. He is a composer, arranger, teacher and multi-instrumentalist (bass, cello, guitar and mandola) in a wide variety of musical environments. Past collaborations include: Tomas Rodriguez, Lucia Pulido, Juan Lazarro Mendolas, Luis Diaz, the Derailers with Charles “Honeyboy” Otis, Nepo Soteri, Jaque DuPree and Jolie Rickman as well as children’s music artists Jay Mankita, Suni Paz, Patricia Shih and Meredith Wright. He is presently working on a comprehensive teaching music software for string instruments and preparing to record his first CD for cello. He doesn't care for sweets but he gobbles pretzels by the fist-full.