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Robert Hunter - Gone for Good






 Robert Hunter is an American singer/songwriter and poet, who first gained critical acclaim following the release of his debut EP ‘Outta My Mind’, which was produced and recorded in Nashville TN. Two songs from that album (365 and Outta My Mind) achieved significant terrestrial radio airplay, which paved the way for ‘Afterglow,’ Roberts second studio album working with Nashville producer Dave Bechtel in the span of less than a year.

Afterglow features 5 songs, all written by Rob in his secluded studio, located a short drive from where he grew up in rural Danville Pennsylvania. His writing has been described as “intelligent” and “hard wiring after a single listen.”

For those who haven’t heard of Robert, or are perhaps more familiar with “the other Robert Hunter” - that’s because, like the beloved Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert is a self-described recluse, having written more than a hundred radio friendly gems over the past two decades, without seeking any recognition for his talents.

That all changed when Robert was approached by Zing Productions, and asked to perform an all original acoustic set, supporting their non-profit music education programs benefitting underprivileged children. That ‘one time’ show led to many more, including stages from Las Vegas to Unity College in Maine – all of which benefitted charities and non-profit organizations, including Zing.

Robert continues to play select venues in support of his album releases, and causes, typically drawing a loyal group of fans wherever he goes, hoping to hear some of the crazy stories, and spontaneously inspired lyrical improvisations, for which he is becoming known.

Now please read an important message from Robert:

AFTERGLOW is the name of my new EP coming out February 24.

This record means a lot to me. I lost my mind more than once writing it. This was always the excuse…one more line…one more song…one more trip to Tennessee – to quiet this need that follows me everywhere – to finish what I started, when I started writing songs such a long time ago. Oh yes, Afterglow. There is no better way to describe the feeling.

Since finishing the record, I found out that the one person who believed in me the most, as the music thing was getting going, Becky; my best friend; my chaperone in Nashville; ‘Annie’ in all my songs, and the sweetest girl I know – has cancer.

I thought hard about cancelling the release, but she wouldn’t have it. “Not when we’ve come so far.”

Ok Becky.

So I want you to know now: this means war.

Afterglow isn’t just a record, it’s the last thing we finished together- in the face of all the odds against it - before cancer became a part of our daily vocabulary. And she loves the way it turned out :)

Now I know that the odds don’t mean a thing. She used to tell me that every time I wanted to quit. “What matters,” she’d say, “is that we’re in this together, and trust me, we’re going to make it.”

Becky is the driving force behind all my songs, and the person that I am. She’s my Afterglow. It’s all intertwined. And if sharing this with the world makes her happy, then that is what I’m going to do. She is bold, tenacious, faithful, caring, courageous and kind. And I am humbled to be in her service.

And so now it’s war against cancer. And it’s war against the odds, apathy and despair – just as it’s always been. No I won’t care what the critics will have to say this time. Because we’re in this together, and that’s all that matters. The line is drawn, and we’re going to make it. And I know that if you’ll join, follow, share, send cards, or do anything you can, as I do my best, to give back all the strength she’s given, we’re going to win this one, for Becky.

Follow Becky on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.cunfer

Send cards to 514 N. Chestnut St, Millville PA 17846.

Buy Afterglow in stores, and online Feb 24. Presale begins Jan 6 on iTunes.

Robin Gregory - Strange






Ms Gregory hails from the Eastern Seaboard, having grown up in Washington, DC, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, during a fertile period of musical innovation in the Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Blues fields. As such, she was surrounded and influenced by these rhythms, from a very early age. She specializes in the “Great American Songbook”, and her extensive repertoire of popular jazz standards bespeaks that upbringing. Her smooth and mellow timbre reflects an amalgam of influences that she attributes to the vocalists and instrumentalists who were the seminal innovators of jazzmusic, during its formative period. Some say her voice reminds them of warm honey. She considers some of her greatest influences to be Gloria Lynne, Dakota Staton, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Scott, Nat “King” Cole, Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta Jones, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, Johnny Mathis, Nancy Wilson, and Louis Jordan.



The East Bay Express - Lee Hildebrand
Natural Delivery "A singer is really naked in a way that other musicians are not."

By Lee Hildebrand
ROBIN GREGORY
Our writers tell you what's hot this week. The heel of Robin Gregory's golden slip-on shoe taps a steady 4/4 as she and pianist Bliss Rodriguez swing though "S'Wonderful." It serves as an anchor against which the vocalist subtly syncopates the Gershwin brothers' French-flavored standard. Swaying her arms while standing on the stage at Anna's in a tan Chinese-style tunic ensemble--a mop of casual curls framing her round, almond-hued countenance--Gregory draws the attentive listeners in the front rows of the tiny Berkeley bistro into the romance of her music. The chatter of diners in the back fails to break her concentration.
"We're having an intimate conversation," the Oakland-based singer says about this gig with only her pianist. The bassist and drummer with whom she usually performs are absent. She and Rodriguez, a blind pianist with an elegant concept of harmony and an assured sense of time, make for a commanding duo during a set that includes such other old favorites as "Day by Day," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," and Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll," which Gregory dedicates to the memory of the recently deceased Ellington vocalist Al Hibbler. Two from the '60s --"Quiet Nights" and "Watch What Happens" --are among the most modern in the singer's extensive repertoire. Gregory's dusky, richly resonant contralto brings the late Betty Carter to mind, though some hear Anita O'Day in her singing.
"I think of myself as a storytelling singer," she says. "I don't think of myself as someone who wants to manipulate the changes of the song and do a bunch of vocal acrobatics. I want to tell a story when I sing, and I want to convey emotion and touch people's emotions. These songs speak to me emotionally, and I feel authentic singing them.

CASTELLI - LOVE is LOVE - The Paige Official Remix




Artist CASTELLI has her hit single “LOVE is LOVE” on iTunes and Spotify. The melodic, energetic and emotionally empowering single was written by CASTELLI and remixed by DJ Paige. Inspired by CASTELLI's real-life struggles as a member of the LGBTQ community, the song re-imagines club music as an outlet for cultural diversification and liberation. 
Fierce, spirited and deeply motivated, CASTELLI is ready to lead a career that will change the lives of people, challenge the perspective of the music industry, and support the message of diversity and acceptance through the power of her heart-pounding compositions. Born in Brooklyn, New York within an eccentric Italian family, CASTELLI has grown up participating in all forms of art including singing, dancing and composing songs since she was six years old. With the support of her family, CASTELLI built up a rounded background within the music industry including scoring the soundtrack for film and TV and producing and recording music at Cove Studios and Dream Factory. 
Nothing is more impactful to CASTELLI's music than her insight into discrimination within the music business. CASTELLI is a proud member of the LGBTQ community, and she grew up watching an industry which did not endorse gay or bisexual artists. Wanting to empower those who have ever felt deplored by generational stereotypes, CASTELLI took to writing beautiful, awe-inspiring tracks that incorporated the best of popular club music. Vibrant, catchy and lyrically heartening, CASTELLI is currently crafting music that's deeply inspirational and sensationally memorable. "Music is therapy," affirms CASTELLI, "and if I could help someone be stronger or move someone through my music then my mission is complete!"

The Soul Exchange - Life Eternal - Official Music




The Soul Exchange was founded in 2013 by guitarist Hans von Bell, drummer Benny White and guitarist Thomas von Bell. In 2014, the trio was joined by vocalist Erik Olofsson and Tobias Chevalier (vocals, keyboards etc). The band enjoyed success with their eponymous debut album “The Soul Exchange”, produced by the seasoned rock producer and studio engineer Mats “Limpan” Lindfors, released on January 20th, 2015.
In 2016 the band underwent some personnel changes, with Daniel John joining founding members Hans & Thomas von Bell as new vocalist, and also bringing in Benny White on drums and Patrik “Patte” Ekelöf on bass, that makes up the present line up of The Soul Exchange. With the new line up, the band has moved into a new direction, both musically and image wise, with a different modern sound and stage image. The Soul Exchange will release their 2nd full length album, produced by the renowned Swedish producer Magnus “Tank” Ljungqvist, on the Mervilton Records label in the fall of 2016. The band promises this to be a much darker and modern sounding effort, than the debut. Stating that “this is a new era of The Soul Exchange” and that “the band has found its sound on the 2nd album and this will be the formula going forward. Modern hard rock with a great portion of metal influences, and most importantly, the vocal arrangements and melodies are having a major focus in The Soul Exchanges’ otherwise riff oriented music”.
The phrase “It is the sound of a new world being born, and the louder sound of an old world being destroyed” has never been more relevant than for the new album by The Soul Exchange!



The Motel Pines - Circadianism





The Motel Pines is an original alternative/indie rock band based out of North Texas formed out of the longtime friendship and musical chemistry of former members of Saints and Sinners lead singer Michael Carrasco and drummer Mark Starling. With the addition of bassist John Rowland and lead guitarist Ben Gaither who both have backgrounds spanning a wide variety of everything from rock to bluegrass, all of the influences combine to create a sound that is familiar yet fresh and unique. Carrasco's songwriting is not the typical boy meets girl, but delves more into the deep waters of life. Carrasco says his interest leans more towards philosophy and science, and that's just what comes out.

The name Motel Pines represents an older motel in an area where nice new businesses are springing up all around it. Not being phased by all the revitalization, it has stayed true to it's old school vibe. "This just seemed like a good metaphor for the band." says Starling. "We're probably way too old to be in a rock band, but here we are." jokes Rowland. You can feel some old school influence as the Motel Pine's music tends to come steeped with a heavy dose of 90s alt rock. Carrasco's powerful unique voice also shows influence from his early days fronting punk bands. Not really worried about influence or age, the Motel Pines just try to write music they enjoy, and hope you will too.

Yarley G and GiO Super Alo FragilisticNew Music Video






A computer scientist, music producing fellow, Yarley Geffrard was destined to bring positivity back into the world of music. A migrant from Haiti, who faced some of the dangers and hardships of his homeland from his youth, Yarley’s passion for music has manifested from his youth ‘til now. Holding degrees in audio engineering, music, and creative design, Yarley credits a large part of his passion [for music] to his upbringing. Starting out playing the saxophone in church bands and strategically holding his own in various school bands, Yarley has shaped and transformed his talent and is now ready to share it with the world.


When asked why he chose to engage in such a field, Yarley simply stated, “the soul and beauty that comes from music takes me to [Z-space]; a colorful universe within me, that I am only at the tip of exploring.” Music for Yarley is more than just a field, it’s more than just a talent; it’s apart of who he is and that’s what enables him to make his statement in this industry.


Over the course of several years, he has produced countless tracks and full songs, which have been featured on some of the top mainstream networks such as MTV, BET, Oxygen, and The Style Network. But it doesn’t stop there, Yarley has also composed for several high-end commercials including theme song for Frosted Flakes, Chevy, and Smirnoff. He has also been awarded the best ‘Mix and Master of a Song’ by the Institute Of Audio Research.


Yarley once said “in order to build [a] legacy, one must create something that no one else has created.” And he is doing just that. His ultimate goal is to show the importance of music and art around the globe, with the hope of helping those unable to explore the joy of creating music.


Though he has a few artists under his belt, Yarley is currently working on a co-venture with Martial Arts/Hip-Hop artist Zig Short, as well as partnering with the LuxtreauxTM Brands.


Multi-genre producer Yarley G who has produced tracks for a number of television shows releases the first video, Super Alo Fragilistic off of his upcoming music project. It's a song that carries a very positive message that everyone is "Amazing" in their own way. The video starts off with an acoustic performance with vocals by Gio accompanied by a warm piano and classical strings, then suddenly hits a spin with an EDM vibe over the famous 'talkbox' vocal instrument, which has been used on #1 songs by J Cole and Bruno Mars.

You might not know his name but you have probably heard his music on your favorite television shows. With credits that include most recently placements on CBS’ hit show Hawaii Five 0 Yarley G has been producing music that has been setting the atmosphere for many of the most memorable moments on tv shows. But now, Yarley has decided to enter the consumer music world to reach fans of his music directly. 

“Writing music for shows is wonderful. You get to help paint the scene for show, but ultimately the feeling, the mood, what a person sees is created and almost dictated through the show’s director’s eyes or vision. I always wanted to see what people would get from my music without the filter of TV. If it was just given to them or I had more control of the visual."



Conor Darvid - Never Give Up





Conor Darvid is a 24-year-old singer/rapper/songwriter from NY, right outside of NYC. His passion for music has always burned deep inside him ever since he was a boy and became a member of the chorus at school. Into his teen years he became more interested in the artistic and creative sides of music, from being the lead singer in a band to writing his own music. But it wasn't until he was driving around in a car full of friends that he realized he could rap as well. 
Conor and his friends would use beats from the Internet and freestyle, until one day he realized that he was better than anyone in the car and was determined to find a way to fuse his two music passions together. Now today at age 24 Conor has been working on music strong for the past few years fusing hip hop and pop together to make catchy melodies and unique rap bars. The difference between Conor and other people that might be doing the same thing comes down to this, he's your next door neighbor, the kid you rode the bus with, the all American boy.  Through his music and image, you feel like you can relate if not feel like you have already met him. 

Ant Tha Giant - Day by Day



ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Anthony Mitchell better known by his stage name Ant Tha Giant(aka ATG), is a Hip-Hop/Rap artist, songwriter and actor from the Bronx, NY.
Born: December 2nd, 1990 (Age:26) Silver Spring, Maryland
Ant Tha Giant began writing music four years ago and instantly fell in love with the art. What started out as a hobby for him became a burning passion, which you can feel in every song he creates. He brings a unique style of rap to the table with a heavy focus on lyricism, in depth story telling, witty wordplay and a crazy set of flows that leaves his listeners in awe. ATG aspires to independently build an international following and leave a huge unforgettable mark in the game. He will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in the Hip-Hop world so make sure you are on the look out for this upcoming talent!

Saturday

Sir Preme - is #FLYAH






Sir Preme is one of the more versatile artists to surface in this modern era of music. A contemporary R&B singer and songwriter who fuses R&B and rap -- Sir Preme was born in Brooklyn NY and raised in NYC until he migrated to Jacksonville FL in 2009.  Sir. Preme is making waves due to his diverse SoundCloud uploads and single releases such as "Pain", "Let Me Know", "Vibes", and "It's Whateva." All four of these songs are now available for streaming and download across all digital platforms.

Born in the greatest city in the world that breeds R&B and hip-hop talent, 22-year-old singer/songwriter/rapper, Sir Preme has emerged from the streets of New York with his own brand of street soul that musically blends the urgency of R&B with Hip Hop music. Reared on the slow jams of Tyrese, R. kelly, Usher, and Chris Brown, Preme realized his talent at a very young age, serenading his female classmates and eventually creating his first recording at a friend’s makeshift home studio in 2014.  “I went over to my man Boski’s house to record this song that he wanted to feature me on, and next thing you know, everyone was talking about it because my other friend, Sef who is a DJ played it at the club. We received such positive feedback for the song, that it made me want to take my music seriously.”

Preme migrated to Jacksonville FL in 2009 after his father accepted a position with a firm. Preme became very popular in school and around town which gave him the idea to become a party promoter. His father always gave him hard time and reminded him that he is wasting his talent and should consider using his popularity to grow an audience for his music. In 2016 Sir Preme went to his father and said “I am ready to do this. If I commit will you support me and manage my career.” From there Preme would start writing to beats that he found on YouTube. He would then lease or buy the beats for his studio sessions, record, get the songs pre-mixed and then upload to SoundCloud. Visions of Bryson Tiller’s quick rise to stardom was always in the back of his head which kept him very motivated.

Finally, the once troubled kid now turned man found his outlet and new high. “I was always so depressed and upset with myself because I knew I wanted more out of life but I hated school and didn’t really have anything I was good at other than being a ladies man lol,” admits Preme. “So I used to smoke weed all day and drink my pain away. That’s why my song “Pain” is so important to me. That song literally changed my life because I felt like it was therapy that released the pain I was feeling. I stopped smoking weed and now only drink occasionally ”. “Ii’s like I stopped self medicating and started self motivating.”  Preme’s narratives are transparent and highly relevant for young Millennials on a mission in either life or love.

On November 11th, 2016, Preme released his biggest track to date, a self-reflective slow burner
entitled “Pain” along with a visual for it. With his ability to switch up from soft and tender R&B to braggadocious rap effortlessly, most feel that Sir Preme will resonate with fans and be around for a very long time.  Preme plans to drop a full length album by Summer of 2017.

As of now, Sir Preme has released 4 singles on November 11th “Pain”, “For The Honey’s”, “It’s Whateva”, and “Let Me Know” to all digital platforms including but not limited to, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify.

Adam's Attic BACK WITH A DECEMBER CLASSIC ''COLD DECEMBER''




Brought together by a passion for music and unity in the face of adversity, Adam’s Attic inspires listeners with an honest and open sound. From their New Orleans roots to their current home of Los Angeles, the alternative, pop/rock band has matured musically and captivated audiences on a global scale. The band of brothers wrapped their fifth international tour in 2014.
“While here (New Orleans), the band proved itself to be one of the rising stars on the scene,” remarked Todd Miller, Talent Buyer for House of Blues.
In August 2005, one of the five deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history struck the north-central Gulf Coast region destroying much of their home in New Orleans. Through the devastation, Adam’s Attic was forced out of its comfort zone and responded by bonding together and stepping out on a limb. Joe Henry, Adam’s Attic front man, said, “Some of us lost everything we had, with the exception of our music gear and some personal items; all of the venues we played were closed or out of business. Only a week before Katrina, we were given the most amazing opportunity to open for Lifehouse at House of Blues New Orleans. We had to act.”
Leaving behind everything they had built in the hopes of recreating past successes, the musicians moved across the country and settled in California. Adam’s Attic had nothing but their gear and souls brimming with emotions.
Relying on each other, they rose to the challenge continually producing positive and inspirational music for fans. The music is written about the experiences of real life. Although we all have struggles, the hard times are merely a trial by fire; perseverance through adversity creates the opportunities for success.
Becoming the first runner up in the KTLA (Los Angeles) Battle of the Bands competition with 955 votes only slightly short of the winning bands 959 votes catapulted Adam’s Attic. The band performed live on the KTLA Morning News for a televised viewership of 3 million plus. With the momentum gained from the KTLA competition, Adam’s Attic was propelled forward with performances and opportunities like Universal City Walk, United Way’s Walk United at Angel Stadium, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, CBS Television, Disney’s Tap Tap Revenge Tour, Yahoo! Music, Reverbnation, etc. Since then, Adam’s Attic made a second, third, and fourth appearance on KTLA Morning News.
Through hard work and personal sacrifice, the independent band knows the meaning of developing a solid marketing strategy and building a strong foundation. The group has seized one success after another by headlining numerous sold out shows at the House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe, touring five continents, playing for crowds exceeding 11,000, receiving sponsorships in excess of $200,000, and penning at least seventy original songs registered with BMI. With the accumulation of small successes that led to becoming darlings of New Orleans, Adam’s Attic is a rising star in the world market.
This band has proven that it has the elements necessary to make great music, draw large crowds, and entertain fans. Listeners will get an audible experience of what it is like to tour the globe through the lives of the band. Adam’s Attic is seeking: Label Deal, Publishing Deal, Licensing, Film/TV Song Placement, Booking, Festival and College Booking, and Exposure.


Rose Angelica international recording artist






Rose Angelica is an international recording artist on Century II  Records Nashville and Lamon Records Nashville.   Rose's music has been on internet radio, am/ fm radio, satellite radio, and music video channels for 6 years.   She  is a singer/songwriter, teacher and musician who has taught music in the Ohio Valley for 35 years.  She was a member of the famous Ohio State University Marching Band and has a Master's Degree in Music from The Ohio State University.   Rose plays at many charity events and raises money for music scholarships.  She was inducted into the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame in 2007 and has been chairman of the Dean Martin Festival for the past 20 years, and received a Community Star award for Jefferson County and in 2015  and The Joe Fortunato Community Award for Mingo Junction, Ohio.

    Rose writes about life in America and the people who live in it.  Her hit song Girls Just Wanna Drink Beer is the line dance party song of the summer and #1 on CMG Radio Nashville and #1 on Airplay Express out of the top 200 songs in June 2016.
    Rose performed  on Painted Hands a compilation CD with country star Wayne Warner which was released last fall.   She is also working on a children's book, CD/DVD of her hit song The Wish about a child's prayer to be adopted at Christmas time.
     Rose premiered WV Miners @ Bethany College with the college choir, a song she wrote dedicated to the Sago Mine disaster.  She has been writing songs for over 40 years.
    Rose is described as the female Johnny Cash.  She listened to Elvis, Hank, Johnny Cash,  Patsy, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra as a kid, giving her a diverse musical background,
    Rose playes the guitar and trumpet and is a member of Bugles Across America and plays TAPS at many military functions.
    Rose performs all over the USA and has also performed in Europe and Canada.  She just finished a 3 month winter tour in Florida and has just returned from performing in Nashville for 3 weeks in June for CMA Fan Fair and at clubs all over Music City. She played a show  at Fort Knox, Ky for the troops, and has been a featured performer for the past 6 years at The Nashville Songwriters Festival , The Independent Music Festival, Spring Fling, July 4th Celebration and CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee.
     Rose wrote a song called Mikey's Song with a dvd and children's book for autism awareness. All proceeds go to the Mikeyfied Fund for Adult Autism in Warren, Ohio and is dedicated to Michael DiVieste.
     Her latest project is a duet called Saturday Night Is Girls Night Out  with Donna Cunningham released on Century II Records Nashville in October 2016.

Tuesday

Helen Perris, combines the influences of her regional AM radio and musical theatre upbringing






Self-confessed dork with a keyboard, Helen Perris, combines the influences of her regional AM radio and musical theatre upbringing with more contemporary sounds. Imagine if Kate Bush and Sia had a musical love child via a Megan Washington surrogate, and you'd have a fairly good idea of her aesthetic.
Helen Perris is proud to forge her own path in the independent music scene in Sydney. Eschewing the major-label model, she has successfully crowd-funded her two EPs and launched her own subscription community (similar to Patreon) to work on her music directly with her fanbase. She has been shortlisted for the 2016 Australian Songwriters Association Contest in two categories, was a finalist in two categories in the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards, and was named in the National Top 20 (and Top 10 for NSW/NT/QLD/WA) Songwriters for the inaugural Listen Up Australia competition in 2016.
Since launching her solo career in 2011, Helen Perris has shared a stage with Amanda Palmer, Kate Miller-Heidke, Brendan Maclean, Kim Boekbinder and others, and her unique and honest suite of songs have been heard in iconic venues such as The Butterfly Club (Melbourne), The Newsagency (Sydney) and El Rocco's (Sydney), and performed at Peats Ridge Festival, TEDx Canberra and in the world's smallest music venue, Folk in a Box at Sydney Festival.
Perris is currently working on an album with Josh Schuberth of Endomusia Productions, and has released the first two singles, “Mirrors & Windows” and “Be There”.


Helen Perris explores grief and mental illness with new single ‘Be There’

Australian songwriter unveils uplifting piano-driven pop ballad

Available now via a global digital release, ‘Be There’ is the emotive new single from multi-instrumentalist songwriter Helen Perris. Often compared to legendary songwriters Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Ben Folds, her music utilises the powerful female vocals of Amos, the offbeat sensibility of Bush, and the piano driven melodies of Folds to create something uniquely captivating.
The new single comes from a distinctly personal place, written while she was suffering from post-natal depression. It’s simultaneously about finding inner strength and reaching out to those who need support in times of grief and emotional struggle. With a moving film clip produced by One Dream Media, ‘Be There’ is out now and can be heard below:
Prior to its release, the single was named in the National Top 20 in the Listen Up Australia songwriting competition, and is taken from an upcoming album produced by Josh Schuberth of Endomusia Productions. The album’s tracks were written in the wake of Helen’s grandmother's death, while struggling with a bout of post-natal depression as well as anxiety, and throughout her recovery. In spite of these dark influences, her lyrics regularly find hope and joy in life’s small pleasures, and playfully explore the imperfections that make us human.
Music is clearly a lifelong passion for Helen. Since taking to the piano at three years of age, she has taken it upon herself to expand her repertoire to a whole list of instruments including violin, viola, oboe, ukulele, euphonium, guitar, bass guitar and percussion.
Helen uses these talents to craft her music, often bravely putting herself into the lyrics in a strikingly candid fashion. But then, we shouldn’t be surprised – when she was 7 months pregnant, Helen was brave enough to play for a sold out crowd of hundreds plus innumerable people streaming online at TEDx Canberra.
That takes courage, as does laying your soul bare in your lyrics. Thankfully, Helen Perris is willing to do that to create her music.
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JES Have your self a merry little Christmas ''This Plain Awesome!!!''




Born and bred in Manhattan JES knew from an early age that music was her chosen path. She honed her craft working with many of New York’s top producers. However, this award winning singer, songwriter, DJ, producer and label owner wouldn’t find the door to her success until she relocated to Los Angeles. She immersed herself in a new world of music that grew out of a diverse underground scene spreading across the US. As a singer and songwriter she would go on to front some of the most influential songs in the dance music during an era of the mid 2000’s that was transitioning out of the clubs and into the charts.
Looking for a change of direction from NYC’s pop centric music business, JES relocated to LA and found herself working in a Hollywood recording studio. Developing her own songs during late night sessions, she was introduced to a new world of music through the exploding LA Electronic Dance Music scene. One of her first songs from that period was championed by German trance pioneer Paul van Dyk and included on his International mix compilation “Politics of Dancing.” JES’ confessional songwriting and soulful voice left a deep impression on the EDM scene and opened the gate to a flood of collaboration requests. Although no one could have foreseen it, the stage had been set for one of EDM’s most influential songs to arrive.
After meeting SF Bay Area producers Gabriel & Dresden at a club in LA, JES travelled to San Francisco to collaborate with them in their basement studio. During the first session they wrote and recorded a song called “As The Rush Comes.” Released in 2004 under the name Motorcycle, “As The Rush Comes” went on to top charts Internationally. JES’ impassioned writing and vocals proved a key ingredient in the song’s genre blurring sound and it achieved new levels of success for a dance release. JES won the coveted International Dance Music Award for best new artist the following year, as the song gained legendary status worldwide. After meeting Tiesto at an arena show in the United Kingdom, the World #1 DJ personally signed her to his own label, Black Hole Recordings.
A solo career beckoned with the release of the 2007’s artist album “Disconnect.” It generated three Billboard top 20 hits including “Imagination” which reached #1 and stayed on the chart for 45 weeks. JES toured extensively with Tiesto on his groundbreaking “Elements Of Life” tour and collaborated on the accompanying album. "Disconnect" was followed by 2008’s “Into The Dawn,” which featured chill out remixes of some of JES’ most popular works. JES performed at the Beijing Olympics for Coca Cola’s WE8 artist program and was featured on her own specially designed bottle. 2010 saw the release of her next full length artist album “High Glow,” which spawned the radio hit “Awaken”. Her innovative 2011 continuous mix album “Unleash The Beat Vol.1” (the first of a now popular series) lead the way to a one hour weekly radio mix show of the same name that is syndicated worldwide. Collaborations with the worlds leading DJ’s have resulted in a steady stream of hits including tracks and remixes with Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Cosmic Gate, BT, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold and ATB. JES has received two Grammy nominations and numerous songwriting awards. In 2015 JES launched her own music label called InToneNation Records. The debut release “Hold On,” enjoyed immediate support from some of the biggest names in EDM.



Eugene Williams The Holiday Album




Eugene Williams - Biography
Born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, he was the second child born of eight children. Eugene started playing the guitar at the early age of 4. He later attended East Orange High School. His father, Roscoe Williams, was a member of the gospel group called the Williams Brothers. He noticed that Eugene had a special ability to play the guitar. Roscoe took Eugene to church on Sundays to perform.
During high school, Eugene began playing music with his brothers, as the band leader. As time progressed luck arrived in Eugene’s favor when he met Steve Washington a.k.a. The Fearless Leader, who was a member of the famous group Slave. Slave generated a hit song called Slide during the late 70’s.  Additionally they went on to record; Walking Down The Street Watching Ladies. 
Twelve years later, Eugene enrolled for his academic training at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While pursuing his Associate degree at Berklee, Eugene traveled back home on weekends to perform at shows around local towns, with his brothers. They performed in Broadway theaters throughout New York City. During the 1980’s his father eventually became manager of the group and they traveled to New Zealand and Canada in pursuit of emulating their career, as performers.
During life in New York, Eugene met the owner of Clarence Music who recognized Eugene for his extraordinary talents, which then enveloped into recording sessions. Clarence Music prompted Eugene to embark on a solo career and he accepted under contract, a series of songs that would move him to the next level. Within a short period Eugene then released his first solo ‘Cruising with You’ that rose to the top ten in 2006, and sustained a period of 10 weeks on the international charts.
In 2004 Eugene embarked and was awarded a contract with both Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland Cruise Lines, as an entertainer. It was Eugene’s first global travel experience to see countries and locations that he earlier dreamed of visiting. Over 10 years, he went to countries such as; Canada, The Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand.
Having attained status as an international Singer, Songwriter, Jazz Guitarist and Composer, Eugene met Leroy Green who is the writer of the song Disco Inferno that was performed by the Tramps, an earlier emerging group during the 1980’s.  Further adding to his ongoing interaction with famous individuals and groups within music, Kool & The Gang invited Eugene to become a writer for their material.
Eugene represents a developing generation of great singers, songwriters, performers and entertainers. He is inspired by the genius of The Beatles, AC/DC, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder, who are all personal favorites of Eugene. 
It's not every day that the music world and music lovers experience a talented sound as diverse as Eugene Williams.                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                 www.eugenegenay.com



Fire Prince Our Love will Find a Way



Rocking Castanets

*Current AC40 chart info: http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16693

Fire Prince Artist Bio


In rural Hawaii, where the rainforest meets the sea, there is a micro-climate where rock, pop, and singer-songwriter genres spark a fire. Arising from these flames you will find Kai Swigart, the artist Fire Prince. With guitar in hand, he stands in full command of this flammable mixture of styles. His latest single, Our Love Will Find a Way, is another phoenix rising up from his many lives reborn. This sizzling track is a result of the love from a past life reappearing in this one, assimilating his poetic lyrics, gritty vocals, and mellifluous muses from two lifetimes into an ambience of rocking castanets.

Swigart hales from stylish genes infusing musing with musicians, writers, and poets. His sisters and cousins are recognized throughout the playlists and libraries you know and love. From Nat King Cole to Lincoln Park, he and his family sing the songs of soul, sweet love, and circumstance.

In 2015, a reconnection with Rebeccah, his soulmate from another lifetime, was the inspiration for this song. “In truth, death is part of life, and should be celebrated, since another one, hopefully with higher vibrations, will soon follow. When we are fortunate enough to find a love from the past in the present, and share its wisdom, truth, and love again somehow; it can help us realize, with even greater hope, that our love will find a way,” Swigart says.

Swigart teamed up with Grammy-awarded producer Charles Brotman, mixing master Joe Marlett, and a stellar cast of studio artists to record and produce this “Wonder Song.” Among these you will find Evan Marks and Allan Phillips vibing down a Latin court and spark.

It’s been a long and winding road, stretching across 948 years; but these many lifetimes of experiences have made Swigart the singer-songwriter, poet, and spiritualist he is today. Indeed, the flammable mixture of rock, pop, and singer-songwriter styles; with a timeless Latin flair; engage your feet, and the rocking castanets.

For more information, please visit http://www.fireprince.com or http://alternativeshrink.com

Joseph Cannavo - This Love - Great Music!!!




Joseph Cannavo is a rising independent singer-songwriter from Miami, Florida.  Cannavo’s influences are diverse and eclectic, rooting back to pop music greats: Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and the like.  At twenty-two years old, Cannavo’s prowess is an impressive statement in the independent music scene.  Fans can expect much more from this young pop singer-songwriter, and they can connect with him best on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. (Found below.)





Johnny Punish of Twisted Nixon is back with The Strange Story





Former punk rocker Johnny Punish from 90s underground punk band Twisted Nixon(1996-2002) has self-released his latest rock album in the form of his 2nd Greatest Hits record titled "The Strange Story of Johnny Punish, Vol. 2 (2010-2016)" on his own DIY indie label Success Spear LLC.
Filled with 17 of his best rock tunes, Punish pushes his artistic boundaries into the 21st century creating diverse music from his own private home studio playing most all the instruments and doing his own production. 
Punish is an active global social justice warrior, eco-activist, socially responsible businessman, and syndicated writer and broadcaster finds time to do his music art inbetween producing his own irreverent political music podcast The Johnny Punish Show for VeteransTodayLive.com. 
In addition, Punish is also a political writer who has penned over 300 articles on freedom, liberty, and justice around the world writing opt-eds for VeteransToday.com and other truth telling web sites.
Since 2000, Punish has delivered his sincere from the heart true global message from his self built eco-earthbag home studio dome on a dirt road with chickens.  As he says, he "lives relatively free in an unfree world pledging allegiance to the earth and all the human beings and sharing the positive energy".  
To share the good energy, Punish has created his 50 plus song very personal record trilogy The Strange Story of Johnny Punish, Volumes 1,2, and 3. (2000-2016).  It is available now on on ItunesAmazon.combandcamp.com and all digital platforms. 
Punish Resources: ReverbNation – Music – Johnny Punish Show – Facebook – Twitter – Join Mailing List

Pimp T da Hook - Swag





From Pine Bluff to Little Rock Arkansas, the artist Mr. Tyran Womack is known as Pimp T da Hook Master. An Arkansas native, he was born to do music people that know him would say. He his a very squave and charismatic performer and artist. Extremely creative and flexible, Tyran Womack will not settle for just being insde the box, but he would look beyond his creative prowess and when call upon to perform, he does not fail to satisfy any crowd. This artist from Arkansas is not only known to perform just Hip Hop Rap, but also do an impromptu R&B performance too. Very creative and extremely skillful, he writes, arranges, and produce his own music. He believe that music, like a woman must be loved and nurtured before you show it off. And Mr. Womack is one to not turn down an opportunity to show and prove. 
Mr. Tyran Womack, as long with his wife Tracy, are the new up and coming power couple. They both are working on new music together, along with one of their talented daugters in the studio right now as this press release is written. As owners of their own brand, B.M.S. Ent. (By My Self), they say the skies is the limit for them as plans are being  implemented to bring brand awareness to the masses through a variety of ventures, currently in the works.
Mr. Tyran Womack is currently signed to Andrew Knibbs RruffNekkTalentEnt and is working on having his first Single release by IMF Distribution and A&R Coordinator Andrew Knibbs.
There is no doubt, that this is just the beginning for Mr. Tyran Womack aka Pimp T da Hook Master and the music industry because the masses is about to see and hear how this Pimp has change the game.



OC Hit Factory - Human "This Is a Great Song'' #Flyah



OC Hit Factory, a subsidiary record label under Sony Music Entertainment, offers record deals, recording studios, songwriting camps, vocal and instrument lessons, artist management and development, and a live music venue to elite and exceptionally talented aspiring artists. OCHF prides itself as the number one, innovative, pioneering music powerhouse in Orange County.

Tustin, Calif. - The Orange County record label, OC Hit Factory, releases the single, "Human," on November 15. The anthem of love, acceptance and unity is underscored by its slogan "One World, One Race, One Color, Human".
Thomas Barsoe, Sony Music executive producer, OC Hit Factory owner and platinum recording artist, wrote "Human" to use the power and gift of music to make a change by giving back and to use his artists' talents to become the ultimate gifts for children in need. He summed it up in the lyrics, "If we spread our love like rings in the water, we can use our hearts to pay it forward."
Jordan Schunk, Olive Crest Community Involvement Coordinator, says, "Olive Crest is very grateful to OC Hit Factory for helping us share the life-affirming stories of our adopted children through the power of music."

Barsoe co-produced and mixed the song with Paul Najera of OC Hit Factory. Ten of the record label's best vocalists are featured on the track: Jessica Cabral, Ellie Soufi, Dallas Caroline, Cloi Crider, Robbie Dean, Jackie Hishmeh, Matthew John Fernando, Hannah Nicole Burton, Jada Northington and Gavyn Bailey, who all collaborated in the studio to interpret the song.
While mastering the track, Grammy winning producer and mastering engineer, Lucas Pimentel noted, "'Human' brings a powerful message to a world that can use more unity, love and acceptance, especially these days! I had an amazing time mastering this project. So many incredibly talented artists are sharing their undeniable gift, and I encourage you to check them out! Kudos to my friend, Thomas Barsoe, for writing such a beautiful tune!"

Mehdi Avaz, the leading music video director in Denmark, produced the official "Human" music video, which can be found here: https://youtu.be/WDyH7DoXZko.
During OCHF's last 2016 songwriting camp, songwriters will team with children from Olive Crest, a local non-profit that prevents child abuse and supports at-risk children and families with life-transforming programs, to write original songs in honor of their stories. They will also be part of a professional music video for the song "Human," which will be released as a single and featured on a charity album to raise money for the non-profit. The songwriting camp culminates in a huge live showcase and album release party on December 10, where toys and gifts will be presented to the special guests of honor, the children of Olive Crest.

The OCHF songwriting camp takes place at 2493 Park Avenue inside of Union Market at the District in Tustin. The two-day event runs from 10AM-7PM on Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13. To participate in this exciting songwriting camp, contact Angelica Henry via email angelica@ochitfactory.com or by calling (504) 296-8084.
OC Hit Factory, a subsidiary record label under Sony Music Entertainment, offers record deals, recording studios, songwriting camps, vocal and instrument lessons, artist management and development, and a live music venue to elite and exceptionally talented aspiring artists. OCHF prides itself as the number one, innovative, pioneering music powerhouse in Orange County.
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Decadez feat Too Short - Innocent









DecadeZ recruits the legendary Too Short for his new single "Innocent"


Sought-after Los Angeles producer and artist announces new single featuring Too Short


Los Angeles, CA - October 13, 2016 -- Los Angeles producer and rap lyricist Decadez has announced the upcoming release of his hot new single, "Innocent." Featuring the legendary Too Short, "Innocent" is a sultry, crossover record that embodies components from hip-hop, dance, pop and r&b, spotlighting DecadeZ’s impressive vocals and songwriting ability.


An artist who excels lyrically and vocally, DecadeZ is excited to debut his new music to the world. Self-written and produced, "Innocent" is the first song from his forthcoming ‘GVM’ album. "Innocent" will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other major online music retailers on November 4th.


Over the course of his career, DecadeZ has built a name for himself throughout the southern California music scene working with independent and major recording artist alike. He has collaborated and worked with artists such as Tyga, Problem, Too Short, E-40, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, ScHoolboy Q, Lil B, and Danny Brown.


As a performer, Decadez brings a lively stage presence fully engaging the audience with his song lyrics and inviting them to experience his passion for music. Influenced by the creative process, "Innocent" mirrors the accomplished producer/artist’s freshly appealing style and catchy vibes.



About DecadeZ
Los Angeles based Producer, Songwriter, and Rap Lyricist DecadeZ has been a force in the West Coast Hip-Hop scene for over the last decade. Originally from Bakersfield, he has left his mark on the music scene from the Bay Area down to the heart of the music industry in LA. With a quick-witted brash delivery, and edgy punchlines reminiscent of heavy-hitters like Drake and Lil Wayne, DecadeZ’s performance ability is matched only by his skill in the studio as a producer. An amazing vocalist whose voice can seamlessly merge with the melodies of pop, soul, and r&b, DecadeZ has proved his musical talents in more ways than one. Having collaborated with artists such as E-40 and Too Short on their music video Slide Through (featuring Tyga), DecadeZ has garnered worldwide exposure with over two million views on YouTube. Look out for his new album 'GVM’ which is due for release in 2017.
Official website: www.officialdecadez.com