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Cash Cash :: The Jersey Boys of EDM

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Monday Jan 6, 2014

New Jersey is no stranger the music business when it comes to producing some of the biggest stars in the music industry; Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Count Basie, Jay-Z, and of course, the original Jersey Boys Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, to name a few.

With the major ascension of electronic dance music (EDM) in the past 10 years, it isn't surprising that New Jersey would be the birth home of some EDM superstars. That's right! Meet the Jersey Boys of EDM, Cash Cash consisting of brothers Jean Paul (JP) and Alex Makhlouf and best friend Sam Friseh, who are all now based out of New York.

As with most musical groups, Cash Cash went through some changes before things started to take off for the group. Formed in 2002 as a rock band playing under the name The Consequences, the band had three independent releases and an additional member, drummer Anthony Villacari, in the beginning.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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