Flyah Entertainment 2016. Powered by Blogger.

Like us on Facebook or Follow On Twitter

twitterfacebook

Wednesday

Charlotte Cardinale - Florescentia #Flyah #Music #Review





Charlotte (Deborah) Cardinale is an Italian emerging singer-songwriter born in Palermo 21 years ago and then moved to Rome. Her passion for music started during childhood, while listening to David Bowie and Pink Floyd’s records with her dad. A little later she began studying guitar and piano; at 18 she began writing her first songs in English and shortly after started performing in the first Roman clubs, thus making her music known to the public. Her musical influences range from Amy Winehouse to Lana Del Rey up to Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Florescentia was produced by Maqueta Records with the participation of the crowdfunding platform Musicraiser. Arranged by Luca Bellanova and with Antonio Lana on drums, Gerlando Accurso on bass and Simone Battista on acoustic and electric guitars, Florescentia was mixed and mastered by Fabrizio Simoncioni and Fernando Alba at the DPOT Studios of Prato and Rolls Noise in Rome. Soon the video and single Dust And Tears will be released on the artist and Maqueta Records’ YouTube channel.


When first hearing Charlotte Cardinale's EP Florescentia I was blown away instantly.  I had to say to myself "this artist is remarkable!"  Her style is like a mixture of Blues and rock n roll and kind of remind me of Macy Grey and Jill Scott.  The band has a sound that would be compared to The Roots although they are not in the same genre.  Her lyrics are heart felt from the beginning to the end.  I can feel her perception on life and love because I have been through the ups and downs of relationships.  She has a sound that is genuine and her range is exceptional by all cost.  The Song that stood out the most to me was the second song on this EP which is entitled "Hands Together".  The way the guitars strum on this song really allows you to feel the pain and vibe of Charlotte Cardinale.  The instrumentation is awesome and the mixing is wonderful.  The music could definitely compete with the industry and win over the hearts of the listeners.   I have to say that third track "Monday" kind of went left field.  To me the upbeat tempo  throws off the feel of the album but still in all this is a great project.  I really was expecting something else when I first saw the name of this track because Monday's are usually mundane.  Maybe that sound is a reflection of her background and in today's time in order to be great you have to be different and pure.  If I had to rate this album on a scale of 1-10 I will give it a 8 for the lyrics, instrumentation composition and performance.


Thursday

Justin 3 is #Flyah




A pop rock band from Lithuania formed by Justinas Stanislovaitis (vocals,guitar), lyricists, singer/songwriter, known for numerous performances on National TV and being an actor in international musical "Rent" production, directed by Georg Malvius and Derek Barnes. Justin 3 was active for more than 6 years under the name “Alive Way“ and released five digital albums. Our songs are aired on almost all national and some international radio stations. We had numerous TV performances and played at the biggest Lithuania festivals such as „Rock Nights“, „Granatos“, “Vilnius Music Week“, „Loftas Fest“, „Biker Nights“.

For many music projects what makes them stand apart from the crowd isn't just their talent, but also their passion for their craft. Lithuanian pop rock band Justin 3 certainly have that in droves and it shines through in everything they do, whether their original work, their cover songs or their live shows. In exciting news, the band recently expanded their reach, announcing the debut of their first high energy pop/rock E.P  “Illusion”.

“We're very excited about the E.P 'Illusion' and totally pleased with how it came out,” commented the band's singer Justin. “Our live shows are always amazing and this E.P captures some of that energy.”

In addition to their new release, another recent project of Justin 3 is a campaign on the crowdfunding to support musicians and artists platform Patreon that can be seen at https://www.patreon.com/justin3. By donating to their Patreon fans can help Justin 3 receive a monthly donation to help pay band expenses like studio time, equipment costs, and other essentials. For a young band on the rise like Justin 3 even small donations have a huge positive impact.

Feedback for “Illusion” has been very positive.

Christine C., a music fan from Boston, recently said, “A friend told me about Justin 3 because they know I love acoustic rock and pop rock and they thought I'd really dig thie song 'Illusion”. They were totally right. Awesome vocals and really uplifting energy. I can't wait to hear more Justin 3.”
E.P "Illusion" is available for pre-order: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/illusion-ep/id1206784945

For more information be sure to visit http://justin3o.weebly.com.

The Como Brothers back with a Classic


 



THE COMO BROTHERS are singer/songwriters from New York known for their heartfelt lyrics and harmonies. Their style of songwriting draws from pop and blues originating from a love for acts such as The Beatles. The Como Brothers have gained recognition for their energetic performances, fun personalities and original songs. Matt and Andrew are now touring promoting their 2016 EP Jam Theory and currently recording a new album. Their song "Magic" will be the first single from the new album.
They have had the opportunity to work with Grammy winner drummer Steve Jordan, Grammy winner Graham Marsh, Grammy Nominated Stan Lynch, drummer Aaron Sterling, bassist Sean Hurley and keyboardist Andy Burton.
Performance experience ranges from opening for PJ Morton of Maroon 5, The Wallflowers, American Idol David Cook, American Idol Lee Dewyze, Howie Day, Ryan Beatty, Sam Woolf (American Idol contestant), Tyler Ward, Jillian Jensen (X-Factor and American Idol contestant) to name a few.



CAMERA SOUL, a powerful jazz-funk ensemble




CAMERA SOUL is a powerful jazz-funk ensemble, produced by Mr. Marco Rossi of Azzurra Music (Verona) and released and marketed in the Americas by Kathryn Ballard Shut of TIMKAT Entertainment (Denver, Colorado). Inspired by legendary horn line, soul, R&B, and jazz-fusion artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, The Commodores, Tower of Power, and Stevie Wonder, as well as neo-soul grooves by Incognito, Erykah Badu, and Jamiroquai, the group is based out of southern Italy (Bari), and led by veteran composer-arranger brothers Piero and Pippo Lombardo.
Camera Soul’s distinctive sound is further defined by the sweet and soulful voice of lead vocalist Maria Enrica Lotesoriere (Dress Code – 2015 and Connections – 2017) and formerly by Serena Brancale on the group’s first two albums (Words Don’t Speak - 2011 and Not For Ordinary People – 2013).
The group features a world-class lineup of studio and live performance musicians, including Pippo Lombardo (piano), Beppe Sequestro (bass), Antonio Tosques (lead guitar, 2015-present), Francesco Palmitessa (lead guitar, 2011-2013), Gianluca Cardellichio (rhythm guitar, 2011-2014), Liviana Ferri (percussion), Fabio Delle Foglie (drums, 2014-present), Mimmo Campanale (drums, 2011-2013), Daniele Scannapieco and Bruno Tassone (tenor sax), Gianfranco Campagnoli and Alberto Di Leone (trumpet), and Piero Dotti and Elio Arcieri (background vocals).
Camera Soul has released four studio albums – Words Don’t Speak (2011), Not For Ordinary People (2013), Dress Code (2015), and now, Connections (2017). Each album delivers powerful jazz-funk, neo-soul, progressive Jazz, and a mixture of genres that have earned the group international critical acclaim, as well as worldwide distribution in Europe, America, and Japan.




2016 proved to be another explosive year of growth for Italian jazz-funk supergroup CAMERA SOUL, which kicked off with the band's debut at the internationally famous Umbria Winter Jazz Fest #23 in Orvieto, Italy, in the province that shares its name -- and in the same mountainous province which this past summer would experience mass devastation thanks to several major earthquakes.
The festival, which showcased Camera Soul alongside jazz greats such as Kurt Elling and Big Band, as well as Portland-based neo-soul star Jarrod Lawson and The Good People, ended on January 3, 2016. Once complete, the group headed into the studio to begin recording its fourth studio album, "Connections" (Azzurra Music), set to release worldwide on both CD and digital versions on January 25, 2017.
With each effort since 2011, the group's leaders, composer-brothers Piero and Pippo Lombardo, strive to raise both the musical and story bar. With "Connections", their longest and most robust album to date, Camera Soul offers 18 tracks that feature five instrumental interludes and thirteen full-length songs, all in deep tribute and memory of one of the composers' unquestioningly pervasive influences: producer, musician, and co-founder of Earth, Wind and Fire, Mr. Maurice White, whom the world lost this past year.
In addition to honoring Mr. White, the Brothers Lombardo chose the album's title and theme, "Connections", to be a continuous story arc of human interaction that reaches into every track and delves into the various ways that we affect each other daily.
For example, on dance anthem, "Help Yourself", lead vocalist Maria Enrica Lotesoriere encourages her mate to 'Help yourself to find your happiness', as she refuses to be the sole source of it. "Black Cat", a darkly funky trip, evokes a Stevie Wonder-esque mood of people bowing to old superstitions - "A black cat / Under the ladder ... / A broken mirror / On Friday 13 ..." And while there are certainly tales of various "love connections" about, "No Such Thing" specifically relates an unwanted, first-date connection who cannot seem to "take the hint" that there is no future relationship to be had. After a month of pleading, the driving chorus finally demands, "Hey! / Leave me 'lone / Shuffle off! / Find a home!"




Matrixx of Domination is #Flyah


 




When was the last time you peeled your ears back for a female rock group? In fact, not only are there very few female rock groups, but there is a cookie cutter standard for women in the industry. Individuality and creativity have taken a back seat to money and industry-defined standards and images.
But what happens when on the scene appears a group that cannot be defined or detained, embodying shear musical talent and ability? Matrixx of Domination, whose musical sound would mostly closely be associated with alternative rock, is poised to refresh the music industry by bringing uniqueness, originality and true vision back to music. Comprised of sisters Crys and Chie, Matrixx of Domination will return music back to its rightful owners, the true music lovers. With both sisters having musical backgrounds that span classical, jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, over more than 15 years, they were able to combine their varying musical and personal experiences into an album that not only entertains but teaches life lessons.


Matrixx of Domination is not an assimilation of the current industry’s sound and style. They have been gaining attention from music lovers across genres. The term “matrix of domination” refers to the types of oppression that all people have experienced, whether by race, sex, class, gender, age or sexual orientation. Matrixx of Domination takes this pain and not only expresses it, but brings you an unforgettable, rebellious sound that eventually furthers growth. Inspired by risk taking artists such as Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Alanis Morissette, Tupac Shakur, Madonna, and James Brown, Matrixx of Domination has a progressive style that infuses all genres of music into one exclusive sound.
No longer must there be a line drawn between rock and roll, R&B, pop and hip hop, as Matrixx of Domination does not abide by industry lines, rules or standards. Creative, bold, sassy, sexy, fun, what you wanted to say and what you hoped you didn’t. Matrixx of Domination is unlike anything you have set your ears on, but once you listen, you will never want to hear the “same ole same ole” again. Not what you have heard. Not what you have seen and not what you think they should be. These sisters undoubtedly live up to the name, Matrixx of Domination.



Saturday

Russell Lee Country Music Sensation ''The look in his eye tells me its alot more''







Biography For the multi talented and accomplished Russell Lee, music is a true calling and a fundamental way of life. Embracing the power found when honest song writing meets professional musicianship; this hardworking musician has released three well-received albums, along with a new music video…and all this while entertaining Canadian audiences with the help of some very talented band mates during Russell Lee’s live shows. While living in Nova Scotia back in 2005, Russell wrote and recorded his first album titled “In The Night”. While receiving some serious radio airplay, it wasn’t only the music that found itself wanting to travel much further, and in 2008 Russell moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he continues to write and play music today. In September 2014, he released his second album titled “What Do I Do”, and has been busy promoting this emotionally charged and beautifully honest album. Not one to rest too long on his previous projects, Russell Lee went back into the recording studio in 2015 and came out with a brand-new Christmas album titled “Sounds Of Christmas” A current career highlight, Russell recently performed a full set-list at the world-renowned Dauphin, Manitoba CountryFest, an honor not many musicians get to share. This diverse country/folk/rock musician has been keeping busy reaching out to his fans by playing a multitude of live shows, which include venues such as Park Theater, the Lyric Stage Assiniboine Park, Fabulous 50’s Car show, and many others. Looking forward into 2017, Russell Lee and his skilled band are looking to widen their audience even more by playing many more shows in even further destinations, including an exciting return to the stage at the 2017 Dauphin Countryfest! It is not uncommon to hear fans of Russell Lee’s music mention the amount of heart and soul that can be heard in every song that he writes and plays, and when it comes to great music, that is exactly what is needed to create music worth listening to.


Thursday

Alla P. Gakuba - A Person is a Product of Time Place and Circumstances



Image result for A PERSON IS A PRODUCT OF TIME, PLACE, AND CIRCUMSTANCES

Alla P. Gakuba's short stories are lengthy and full of information whether from historical periods to relate to current times. The twenty short stories detail infamous events such as Napoleon's rise and fall to American women receiving rights to vote. Another of the short stories was about Maslow's Theory describing the five steps of life and achievements. This book is inspiring and gives insight into the mentality of many great people who contributed to society, helped others in times of need and become more self-aware.
Alla talked about her time as a engineer being changed from constructing buildings to bridges with no guidance given to her. Even after transferring from Africa to U.S.A. for an engineering job, Alla was puzzled that she earned the job but she strive to achieve her goals. In life, dedication can be the breaking point of a successful venture and a reflection of the steps taken to get there. Alla also theorizes about a time that women felt uncomfortable in a hostile environment. Dissertations were to be given to make new ideas and various other women were directed to other doctoral programs. The most interesting short story to me is about the millionaires. Hearing about the concepts from old time to new in how millionaires were made was fascinating; the growth of American innovations and ideas transformed the country in tremendous ways and the number of millionaires increased as the years came. If i had to rate Alla P. Gakuba's books on A PERSON IS A PRODUCT OF TIME, PLACE, AND CIRCUMSTANCES, i'll give it a 9 out of 10 for insight on an intelligent and inspiring level, precise wording and a great archive of information to make anyone interested to read.

Sunday

Half an Orange with a Electronic Classic




Half an Orange features Ryan Chadwick, Dan Hanna, Andrew Spellman, and myself (Michael Maloof). 
Ryan and I went to Catholic school together starting in second grade. Ryan actually taught me how to play guitar and was the first person I felt comfortable singing in front of. All four of us ended up in the same fraternity in college where we had a crew of guys playing music together every night. Dan and I co-founded a music start-up out of college that focused on music analytics for indie bands. When the start-up folded we started focusing on recording and releasing our own music with Ryan and Andrew. 
I wrote a lot of our lyrics while living in Rio de Janeiro for a year. The first week there my girlfriend and I had our bank accounts frozen and we hadn't yet found a place to live. We basically ended up homeless there for a week, frantically trying to make friends to have places to sleep and spending all our time on the beach. Despite the struggles of being in a new country with no money, home, phone, nor jobs we had a blast because we had each other. This ended up being the basis for the lyrics in "I Need U To Stay".


Saturday

Cody Daniel - The Night (Official Music Video) #Flyah




Raised in Raleigh, Cody Daniel has been engulfed in music and its possibilities of outreach for his entire life. Since 2009, Cody Daniel has been preforming in local bars and restaurants as himself and with dozens of local bands. He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists and through those endeavors he has crafted music in all kinds of ways. Now solo, Cody Daniel and his music are setting off to inspire listeners.


Art uplifts and saves its audience from constant tribulations that overwhelm our lives. Music itself allots a beautiful emotional connection between the sound and the listener that offers a break from misfortunes. Our music gives my audience and fans an uplifting new sound that will always be relatable. Our music is one that inspires listeners the same way we believes music should always be inspirational and healing.

The music video, "Love is a Lie", revamped the typical love song. It also won the 2016 Carolina Music Award for "R&B Music Video of the Year". Cody plans to take his musical ventures to the next level and isn't going to stop until he makes his mark on the world.


His passion and love for music began shortly after Cody Daniel was born. His father a DJ, and other relatives in bands themselves, Cody was surrounded by various types of music at a young age. “At the age of when I could pick up objects, I would be playing along side them with little toy instruments and drums,” Cody mentions. He was always surrounded by top 40 and greatest hits dating back to as early as the 50’s.


Cody’s real love for songwriting took place when he was 16 years old. Never taking guitar lessons, he took home his uncle's old guitar and began to teach himself to play. 

I locked myself in my room everyday for months teaching myself how to play, while my fingers bled. I just remember engrossing myself in videos of John Mayer on AOL sessions. It was a way to watch his acoustic performances, and I instantly fell in love with his guitar style,” he says.

Inspired by artists like Tom Petty, The Beatles, Foo Fighters and Coldplay, he tried to mimic everything he watched. Many of his early songs were formed from analyzing and breaking down other songs to figure out how they were made from chord structures. Unaware of the songwriting process, Cody would choose different parts of songs he liked, and use them to inspire his melodies and lyrics to make it his own. After much trial and error, and the hard work he dedicated, Cody now has over 100 songs written.

His first performance playing guitar was in 2008 at his senior talent show. “I didn’t sing because I was too shy,” he says. But his determination did not end there. Cody was motivated to continue to grow in music, and tried to form many different genres of bands with his friends. From pop punk, to arena rock, to bands similar to Weezer, he was determined to find his niche. Continuing to grow and learn more about himself, Cody realized he had a difficult time compromising his creative side with other people, and wanted to make music freely. His musical vision was so clear, that he decided to embark solo in January 2014. Now, completely in charge of the production of his music and music videos, he is able to carry out that vision.

Since 2009, Cody Daniel has performed in many local bars, restaurants, and venues. Whether it be solo, or with one of the many bands he has performed with, or collaborating with other artists, Cody has crafted music in all kinds of ways. Now solo, he hopes to bring a sense of unity and togetherness through his music to inspire listeners.



Paul The Trombonist - Enchanted Garden - #Flyah





Paul Nowell, also known as “Paul The Trombonist,” is a Los Angeles based music producer/songwriter/DJ/performer/educator/film maker and acclaimed trombonist. He has performed privately in front of celebrities including: Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest to name a few. His videos of originally produced content have received tens of millions of views.


As a teenager, while playing with his own group at a jazz club in Cleveland, Paul was approached by Duke Ellington’s nephew, Ron Ellington Shy of the Drifters and Coasters fame. Immediately after, Nowell began working with Ellington Shy on his musical arrangements. Also as a teenager Paul played in jazz legend Chico Hamilton’s band for the Tri-C Jazz Festival. He was a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and toured the world with them. Afterwards he played trombone for Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan on his Tony award winning (2010 Best Musical) “Memphis." 10 time Grammy winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval recognized the talent of Paul and together they created a series of online videos that instantly become a hit all around the world by millions of people. 



Legendary comedian Sinbad often has invited Paul to perform with him on stage where together they fuse music and comedy in a truly original way. He has also served as trombonist in the queen of soul, Arethra Franklin’s band and performed together with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Frankie Valli and also in Noel Gallagher of Oasis's band.

Nowell graduated from Berklee College of Music on scholarship and has studied with some of the finest trombonists alive such as legendary Phil Wilson. Phil was so impressed with Paul and what he was doing with his career that five years after Paul graduated, Phil flew to Los Angeles to film a video series with him. Paul say's to this day that was the biggest honor of his life. The Phil Wilson/Paul The Trombonist video series was a huge success and sparked an idea with Paul to do similar videos with other living legends. This led to the creation of the internet show “Bone Masters” where Paul interviews living trombone legends and conducts master classes with them. To this day it is the largest educational video library about the trombone in existence. 


His live show incorporates trombone and technology in a way never heard before. From Jazz/Pop/Hip-Hop and Dance music, Paul uses looping technology, keyboards, and trombone improvisation that will take you to another world. 



Paul is a member of The Recording Academy where each year he is a voting member for the Annual Grammy Awards


Noel Gallagher and Aretha Franklin sideman, Paul The Trombonist, releases revolutionary jazz and Electronic/hip-hop album, Journey To The World

Paul Nowell, also known as “Paul The Trombonist,” has worked with a diverse array of icons, including Aretha Franklin, Noel Gallagher, Frankie Vallie, 10-time Grammy award-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, and Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan. Paul is a child prodigy who has made good on his talents and has had an extraordinary career.
Now, he shares his panoramic musicality with his debut album, Journey To The World, out March 7 th , 2017. The 10-track record is a visionary mix of chill electrosoul, hip-hop, jazz, and sublime melodic pop.
“This is an album I feel very passionate about,” says the Los Angeles-based artist. “It draws from all the musical influences I have had in my life. It is really exciting to me that I can finally fuse together these sounds I love so much and incorporate the trombone into a context the world has never heard before. There is something for everyone on this album.”
Paul has built a robust creative profile as a producer, composer, DJ, educator, filmmaker, and acclaimed instrumentalist. He has performed privately in front of celebrities such as: Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest, to name a few. His videos of originally produced content have garnered tens of millions of views.
His album, Journey To The World, is a portal into the mind of Paul The Trombonist, showcasing his panache for mashing up cool retro sounds with sleek futuristic production. “Enchanted Garden” references minimal house music beats with swanky soul-jazz melodies. “Popcorn Butter” puts upfront glitchy grooves swathed in majestic electro-soul atmospherics. The title track exudes a stateliness that conjures Birth Of The Cool-era Miles Davis.
Journey To The World boasts an all-star cast of Grammy award-winning recording and engineering personnel, including Tom Coyne (Adele, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith), Ryan Gilligan (Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, Busta Rhymes), and Steve Genewick (Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson).
Paul is funding his album through a PledgeMusic campaign. Perks include intimate coffee hangs, signed Paul The Trombonist mouthpieces, handwritten sheet music, signed vinyl and CDs, executive producer credits, and public or private performance experiences, among other incentivizing gifts.
Paul’s story is something of a jazz fantasy. As a teen wunderkind in Cleveland, he was discovered by none other than Duke Ellington’s nephew, Ron Ellington Shy of the Drifters and Coasters fame. Immediately after, Paul began working with Ellington Shy on his musical arrangements. He went onto play in jazz legend Chico Hamilton’s band, and tour the world as member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Ten-time Grammy winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval recognized Paul’s talent, and together they created a series of online videos that have become a viral sensation and seen by millions. Paul graduated from Berklee College of Music on scholarship and has studied with some of the finest trombonists alive, such as legendary Phil Wilson.
Today, Paul is an active performer whose live show incorporates trombone and technology in a way never heard before within the context of trombone-based music. Onstage, Paul uses looping technics, keyboards, and trombone improvisation for an otherworldly musical experience.

CVSS - Fly Away - #Flyah




Cass Hamilton, also known as CVSS (Cass), was born and raised in the troubled north end of Hamilton Ontario, Canada. Always getting into trouble at a young age forced his parents to move to a better area of the city. Initially, not much changed as Cass was constantly finding himself in trouble with the law. Fortunately, a new found passion for Music would find him heading down a different path.
As this new found passion turned into a burning obsession, Cass started to take his music public. Not known for his writing skills, but more of a freestyle artist, he was asked to compete in a freestyle battle competition called "Roc da Mic". Cass entered and became not only the first Roc da Mic Champion, but won the second champion as well. This new found fame catapulted Cass to of Hamilton's most recognizable upcoming artists. Not only was he working on his own music, but now he was also recording, mixing and mastering music for other local artists.
Today Cass is a part of a team at Rolling Rich Records, he will be releasing his first Official LP titled "Selfish Ways" with styles from hard hitting street music to good vibes and radio play music. 2017 marks the dawn of a new era for Cass as he works towards becoming one of Canada's most recognized Hip-Hop/Rap artists.

Tuesday

Wild Young Hearts new album "HOODLUMS" available now.





The Wild Young Hearts from Los Angeles, CA
 are definitely a breath of fresh air.  Listening to this album kind of took me back to a time when life seemed so free.  This music is inspiring, fun, and very time catching.  The first song on this project can relate to anybody that has been going through a hard time and feel like the world is against them.  Sometimes in life it feels like the Devil is your oldest friend.  I have been in situations before and doing wrong was the only way for me to survive, so this is a theme song for anybody that is going through hell just to make it.  The second song entitled ''Sad Songs'' was  also an interesting one.  I'm pretty sure many people have been through relationship problems that led to divorce or separation.  I think this is the type of music that high school students would have on their play list when they are in a rebel mind set.  Many artists and bands do not know how to capture the life style of the listener and I can say this band is definitely one that can.  Another favorite I have on this project is the CD Entitled song ''Hoodlums''.  It reminds me of music you would hear on a Tony Hawks pro skater video game.  I'm not a big rock n roll fan but I surely enjoyed playing this album.  The instruments are perfectly blended.  The lead vocalist has a great voice and sings his lyrics matching the tone and mood of the music.  This is something that many vocalists strive to master and I really believe this band is going to be legendary if they continue to write and record with such precision.  If I had to rate this album on a scale of 1-10 I would give this album a 10 for composition, delivery, subject matter and instrumentation.  I'm really looking forward to hearing more from this band and wish them well in their journey.



Pauline Frechette - Love in the Afternoon (feat. Stanley Clarke) ''Flyah Review''




              Pauline Frechette presents her self on this song in such a heavenly way.  Her voice reminds me of great artist like Diana Krall and Karen Souza.  Her range is Exceptional and feels the spaces on the this instrumental perfectly.  The song ''Love in the Afternoon'' takes you through a story of a women who is in love with every moment with a person or could be used as personified metaphor.  The lyrics are very inspiring and full of detail that makes love seem like a blissful celebration.   Her emotion on this fits the mood of this ballet also.  I have heard many jazz artist in my life time and I'm sure she is natural performer.  She comes from a large musical family which shows in her performance.  I believe she could display many styles in her career without jeopardizing her legacy.  Being well rounded will definitely allow her to reach different crowds with the manifestation of legendary superstars.  The mixing on this track is excellent and genuine, which brings out the professionalism of Pauline.  If I had to rate this track on a scale of 1-10 this song would get a 9 for composition, delivery and musically fashion.  Check out her bio and song below   

BIOGRAPHY




Pauline Frechette is not just a singer/composer/lyricist. She is first and foremost a communicator - an entertainer with the humor and intensity of Jaques Brel, the musicality of Ravel and the spontaneity and theatricality of Bette Midler. And if bringing those diverse elements together seems an impossibility - or at least an improbability - well, once you understand the diversity of Pauline’s background, you can then understand that it’s not only possible for her to deliver the above magic, it is impossible for her not to deliver it. Because she is the music. She is humor and drama. She is delight and sadness. She is a blend of all that is beauty and all that is tragic. And that is why she creates music and songs that are uniquely her own - songs that defy being labeled.

But, if label the music you must, well, “Neo Classical meets New Chanson,” is the best we can do for now.

So just where did this Classical, theatrical, funny/sad person matriculate from?

Pauline Frechette was born in Hammond, Indiana, the fifth of eleven children in a family of musicians and artists. Her father, Lou Frechette, played the largest unit organ in the world for the Chicago Black Hawks at the Chicago Stadium. Her grandfather, Raoul Vezina was a trumpet player and band leader in Quebec and her great-grandfather, Josef Vezina, was a violinist who founded the Quebec Symphony. Several of her sisters, brothers, uncles and cousins are artists and/or musicians with talents represented worldwide in theatres, magazines, galleries and museums.

From age five, Pauline learned classical piano and violin, winning many competitions and playing in a youth orchestra. She was also drawn to the stage, playing juvenile roles in numerous musicals such as: Carousel, Sound of Music and Bye Bye Birdie. In her teens Frechette wrote and performed songs throughout Europe with the Showteens then continued her career in London where she performed at clubs including The Troubadour, studied acting at the London School of Dramatic Art and at the Bristol Old Vic and composed music for The Royal Pardon and Big, Fat, Hairy Vision in London’s West End. On returning home, she won the Foundation for Arts Scholarship and Farwell Award for three consecutive years at the American Conservatory of Music and was a finalist in the World Popular Music Festival.

While still enrolled at the Conservatory, Pauline wandered into the theatre where You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown was playing, hoping to get an audition. Just as the stage manager was throwing her out, Gene Perrson, producer of the New York Company, walked into the theatre. He ignored the stage manager, gave Pauline an audition, called the New York office and said “I’ve found Lucy.” And that was Pauline’s entrance to the Big Apple.

After touring as Lucy with the New York Company, Pauline moved to NYC where she acted in commercials, did voice-overs, wrote the music and lyrics for jingles, created songs for Infinity Factory, composed the theme for PBS TV, and performed her own music in NY clubs where she received rave reviews from the New York Daily News and Women’s Wear Daily.

Expanding as a composer into the world of musical theatre, Pauline was personally selected by Lehman Engel to participate in his famed BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. Later, deciding to venture into the field of rock Pauline renamed herself “Raven Kane.” As “Raven” her credits as composer/lyricist include: Skylines produced at The New Jersey Theatre Forum; Ataria, a rock-opera, produced by The Goodspeed Opera House and entered into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as a "Valuable Work in Progress"; The Adventures of Denton the Dragon, produced by The Celebrity Centre Theatre and the LaMirada Theater for the Performing Arts and released on CD starring the voice talents of Elliott Gould and Melanie; songs for Space World in Fukoka, Japan; the title song for the film, Mind Games; a new musical Survival of the Heart written with Karen Black, produced in a NYC Workshop by the late Marvin Krauss and directed by Pat Birch; Silicon Valley, created by Raven and Klaus Netzle for Teldec Records then performed by them in theaters throughout Germany; co-created the rock album, Vogue 2000.

As a singer Raven performed and/or recorded with many legendary artists on multiple gold and paltinum records. Highlights include singing with: her step-son BECK on Sound and Vision; MUSE for the 2012 Olympics; Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr at the Hollywood Bowl, Leonard Cohen, Cher, Diana Ross, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Alice Cooper, and duets with Neil Diamond on his World Tour featured on the CD “Live In America”. Her voice is heard on films including “Wayne’s World”, “Rent”, “Tigger”, “Land Before Time”, “Dracula”, “Mermaids” and “Aladdin.” The News World press said: “Raven Kane is a dynamic singer and brilliant songwriter-performer” and “Miss Kane exhibits a driving strength born of persistence and genius ...”.

In 2009 Raven’s music was performed by the Baltimore Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Her composition “Reflections” had its West Coast premiere in 2010 with the Traction Street Orchestra hosted by Kat Von D at The Million Dollar Theatre in Los Angeles.

After 20 years in the proverbial “trunk”, Raven resurrected her musical Artaria, created a new storyline for it and produced numerous readings in Chicago, L.A. and NYC. It was presented by General Manager, Seth A. Goldstein of Daryl Roth Management in NYC at the Baruch Theatre.

Now Raven Kane has come full circle to reclaim her real name, Pauline Frechette, and to create, record and perform her neo-classical piano works as well as songs in the Nouvelle Chanson genre emulating those of Jacques Brel and Charles Aznevoir.

Response from her first release on the Soundcloud charts, Song For Michael, has fans are calling her composition, “musical poetry.” Accolades from reviewers are similar:

“absolutely stunning” ~ Brett Stewart, Jukebox Podcast

“This beautifully crafted melody is nothing short of a modern classical masterpiece, and it is an indicator that Pauline Frechette is close to achieving ‘classical great’ status herself.” ~ Katrina Charles, Me, You, World Music, Publications

Pauline Frechette has truly come home to herself. Her music can be heard on Soundcloud and is available on iTunes and Amazon.


 

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.