Despite releasing just one album over a decade together, Breakfast Club will always have a place in the history books as the band that featured two of Madonna's ex-boyfriends -- drummer Stephen Bray and singer Dan Gilroy -- as well as the Material Girl herself, for a short time in her pre-fame days. The New York-based group formed in the late '70s, around the core of Gilroy and his guitarist brother, Ed. By 1979, the lineup featured bassist Angie Schmit and Madonna on drums, but Madonna left after reportedly angling for the lead vocalist's job. She would next go on to form her own band, Emmy, with her old Michigan friend Bray as the drummer and Gary Burke (who was also playing at the same time with the Gilroys) on bass. Bray joined the Gilroys and Burke in Breakfast Club, and the quartet signed to Ze Records. The band's eponymous first album was released in early 1987, preceded by the Top 40 hit "Right on Track." Dan Gilroy and Bray wrote most of the nine songs and Bray also added his production expertise to several of the catchy pop and R&B numbers. ~ Dan LeRoy
Matt Bunsen is just another self-deprecating/aggrandizing singer/songwriter from LA. Adept at the art of songcraft, he combines witty yet heartfelt melodies that flow effortlessly into memorable, epic, sing-along choruses. But if the if grandeur fails to connect, at least Matt can take solace in being silly.
That being said, not many people can take a Wikipedia entry and compose it into meaningful tale of western angst as Matt does on “I’m Yosemite Sam”. (Frank Zappa made him do it.) It’s musical cousin “Stone Cold Santa” further demonstrates the commitment to rocking while remaining both earnest and clever.
Matt Bunsen performs around Southern California - sometimes by himself with just a guitar - and other times playing bass and fronting the 7-piece band, Matt Bunsen and the Burners. They perform interesting takes on classic rocks anthems, along side Bunsen own anthem “Beer” and the swinging “Drugs Make Me Happy” from their Greatest Hits CD, released in 2013. The result is a rather entertaining evening! You should check them out...
In his spare time, Matt composes soundtrack music, with credits including NPR, MTV, and Discovery Channel. He also plays bass for a number of LA bands such Still Spark, Annette Conlon Band, Off The Fence and others.
Willard McKiver has the kind of voice you expect to hear on the concert stage or opera hall, yet he is a jazz singer with equal fluency in the blues, R&B or any other genre he wishes to explore. He will move you emotionally, thrill you with his technique and leave you wanting to spend as much time as possible in his company.
Martin Eagle is a jazz pianist and composer with wide experience playing with jazz greats around the world. His compositions have spanned not only jazz but also the pop and country genres. His exceptional technique is always held in service to the music and both his composing and improvizing have a lucidity and emotional depth that is rare and profound.
Together they produce the perfect match of talent and creativity; a recording to be savored forever.
Birth Name Simbarashe MacDonald Muswere
Also Known As Mystik Becyad
Born 26 May 1985(age 30) Parirenyatwa Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe
Generes Hip Hop, AHH(African Hip Hop)
Occupation(s) Auto-Electrician, Rapper, Song Writer
Instruments Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard
Years Active 2012 – present
Associated Acts Tre Master Chuchu, Fizzle Fizz, BaJnr, Jnr Brown,Maskiri, T-Flan, EddieBeatz, VENGEmuzik, Kay G’Host, Brythreesixty, Dj Bird
Simbarashe MacDonald Muswere (born 26 May 1985, in Harare), also known as Mystik Becyad, he is a Zimbabwean, Australian based recording artist and record producer. His best song so far Ndini Mukuru was released on 3 November 2015, on iTunes, and the video on his VEVO channel. He is currently signed to his independent label and media company, BECYADMuzik..
Mystik grew up in Zengeza in Chitungwiza, the ghetto division of Harare. He attended High School at Moleli High School; he was athletic as he partook in various sports activities including soccer, basketball and table tennis. He started rapping in High School at the age of 17.
In 2008, he passed his ‘O’ Levels and went on to do Advanced level studying sciences i.e Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. He passed all 3 subjects and by then he had, wrote and recorded his first song Vasikana vemuZim at Reel Entertainment produced by Edward Maliba aka EddieBeatz. He went on to study Software Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe and also apprenticeshiped to become an Auto-Electrician.
With music as his passion, he continued to progress in music now a Rapper and also career wise as an Auto-Electrican.
In 2006 he was working in conjuction with Eddie Beatz under Reel Entertainment, and he recorded two tracks Vasikana vemuZim and Wawata feat Mcasino and Eddie Beatz. Mystik mixed and mastered tracks for Size2, GTitus, Jector, Black am I, and Shelly B only to mention a few. He also got into music video production with the likes of Tafadzwa Vengesayi aka TMV and Mutsa Mvuri aka Draco.
In 2012, he relocated to Australia, Perth City where he is now based. He has released a total of 8 eight track, most of them collaborations. He released a hit song feauturing Zimbabwe’s own Rapper Giant Maskiri and Australian based rapper BaJnr singing the hook, a song called Boyz repaH. The song was produced by the talented producer Tre Master Chuchu of OneNation.
He went on to work with South African based Number One Producer gTbeats, to remix the song Vasikana vemuZim. Mystik also featured on one of BaJnr’s songs called Vhaya, which featured Maskiri and South African based R’n’B vocalist Karen from Ice and Roses.
After spending time in the studio with One Nation’s Artist, Mystik recorded a lot of collabos with VENGEmuzik and Tre Master Chuchu. The latest trending songs Ndini Mukuru feat VENGEmuzik and I PUT IN WORK feat Tre Master Chuchu and Fizzle Fizz. He shot a splendid music video called Till I Fall in Perth Western Australia, which he featured Kay G’Host Zimbabwean rapper based in Australia and Zimbabwean own Trap King Brythreesixty. The video is voted video of the week on Mafriq Music Factory and is trending on Youtube and yet to be published on MTV/MTV Base,BETand Revolt in the United States and Zimbabwean Broadcasting Corperation(ZBC).
Collaboration songs on the way with Harare’s very own Jnr Brown and Taps115.
YOUTUBE VIDEOS LINKS:
Ndini Mukuru Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N307JAki20
I Put In Work Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ8DYodzLXc
Till I Fall Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McYHQOv-0Z4
Chachaya-Mystik feat VENGEmuzik & Tizzy_101
Havatikete-Mystik feat Tre Master Chuchu
Jah Jah City-Mystik feat Tre Master Chuchu
Money and Power-Mystik feat Tre Master Chuchu & Fizzle Fizz
I Told You feat-Mystik Tre Master Chuchu
Whatever-Mystik feat Taps_115
Marooro-Mystik feat VENGEmuzik & Tizzy_101
LINKS TO SOCIAL SITES:
Hailing from the Bay Area, RellyBoe is a an emerging artist on the rap scene. RellyBoe is an extremely versatile MC, capable of incorporating different styles of rap into his music while keeping a consistent finesse and perfectionism in his delivery.
Lyrically, he is gifted in communicating personal stories of his own ups and downs in life, while at the same time conveying them in relatable ways. RellyBoe's debut single "28 Grams" and a following Mixtape will be coming out soon. Stay tuned!
Hailing from the Bay Area, RellyBoe is a an emerging artist on the rap scene. RellyBoe is an extremely versatile MC, capable of incorporating different styles of rap into his music while keeping a consistent finesse and perfectionism in his delivery. Lyrically, he is gifted in communicating personal stories of his own ups and downs in life, while at the same time conveying them in relatable ways. RellyBoe's debut single "28 Grams" and a following Mixtape will be coming out soon. Stay tuned!
Tristan Thompson, a 18-year-old Victoria, BC, native, convinced his family at a very young age that he was born to be a performer. Music and dance consumed his life as if nothing else mattered. Drawn to acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Michael Jackson, he sang his lungs out to their tunes as a toddler or could be found playing drums on anything he could find. He took this fascination even to the point of becoming a Michael Jackson impersonator busking in downtown Victoria where the local police would have to move his spectating crowd off the street.
After a live performance at a family friend’s wedding and a few performances at various local charity events such as “The Autism Walk” and the “Lac-Megantic” fundraiser, Tristan was featured on the local “ Go Island” TV show where he was interviewed by James Green.
Soon after, Tristan released a YouTube video for his Swedish House Mafia cover “Don’t You Worry Child” and thousands of views started pouring in. The video caught the attention of Chatter Records and a productive relationship began.
Tristan’s debut album, “Here For You”, was released in April 2014 and the first Single, “Tidal Wave”, took radio by storm. Over 100 radio stations played the Single in Canada in addition to international airplay in New Zealand, Scotland and the Philippines. It currently has over 57K views on YouTube.
The summer of 2014 was a busy one for Tristan. His performances included charitable event “Animals for Life Society”, 8 shows at “The Victoria International Buskers Festival”, charitable event “Walk for the Children” at the Toronto Zoo, “The Brentwood Bay Festival”, “The Saanich Fair” and 107.3 Kool FM’s “ kool Days of Summer” private wrap party. Tristan also appeared on Toronto’s “Breakfast Television” on CityTV as well as Corus Entertainment’s “The Zone” on YTV. As well, Tristan began touring with TeenFest Canada in British Columbia. In November 2014, he was named Bell Media’s “Future Star”. Despite his active performance schedule, Tristan still managed to find time to film multiple music videos and record a Holiday single that reached #29 on the BDS Mainstream AC chart in Canada.
Tristan’s second Canadian Single, “Burn Again”, reached #24 on the Mediabase Pop Adult chart & #30 on the BDS Mainstream AC chart in Canada. To date, the video has received over 1.6 million views on YouTube. This Single was also released in the US in February 2015 and received airplay in over 10 States peaking at #73 on the Mediabase Top 40 chart. As well, the video received airplay on MTV.
Tristan’s sophomore album, “Love You Can Believe In”, was released on May 2nd! This much-anticipated project contains 12 new songs that were specifically written with Tristan’s audience in mind. These hook-laden tracks are sure to please all of Tristan’s loyal fans.
It’s not hard to imagine that Tristan’s future in music will be successful considering his natural talent and unwavering commitment to honing his craft.
Vitne is a solo rock artist located in Norway, playing a type of 80s-influenced Melodic Rock with a punk, slightly gothic edge. Vitne gained the attention of music critics and fans worldwide with his debut album Neonin 2013, and his follow-up 2015 EP Endless Blue went on to win “Best Rock EP” and “Executive Top Pick” from the Akademia Awards. Weaving together elements of glam metal, Japanese rock, punk and even RPG soundtrack music, Vitne creates a personal style of hard rock complemented by the addition of flute on many of his songs. During his time as frontman for the Norwegian glam metal band SEKS, Vitne met hair-metal guitarist Julian Angel of Beatiful Beast, leading to their on-going collaboration. The combination of Julian’s first-class guitar solos and Vitne’s punkish vocals has led to their camaraderie being likened to that of Billy Idol and Steve Stevens.
The Details: Born Joseph “Jo” Kimbrell in Charleston, SC USA, he relocated to Norway in 2010 and adopted the name Vitne (meaning “witness” in the Norwegian language), starting his solo career after his band activities were put on hold. Vitne has gone on to embrace Creative Commons, becoming one of the rare hard rock artists of his genre to release all his music under the Creative Commons (CC-BY) license.
“I love albums. My aim with my records is to take the listener on a journey, not just give some one-night-stand kind of quick fix. A good record is a statement, a story, like a book. It is something you fall in love with and adore and become a fanatic about.”
Vitne’s debut album Neon is greatly influenced by the 80s glam metal movement and gained him critical acclaim from music critics, with SleazeRoxx saying “Think of Vitne and Julian Angel’s relationship like a modern-day incarnation of Billy Idol and Steve Stevens….” His follow-up EP Endless Blue continued that legacy with fans calling it a “little EP with a lot of heart,” as well as music critics proclaiming “His vocals are intoxicating and the music is like a drug…”(VENTS Magazine) and “…thank you for those few moments in your company which reminded me that sometimes the world is a fabulous place” (Metal-Impact).
“I want my records to have a soul, to have feeling and atmosphere. A personal quality I suppose you could say. My songs aren’t intended to be pop hits, and I don’t do fillers. Every song has a purpose, no matter it’s length.”
A multi-instrumentalist, Vitne sings and plays guitar, bass, flute and some piano. His flute work reminds the listener of his love for Jethro Tull most notably heard in his latest works. Vitne casually pursues an acting career as well, having been an actor in multiple music videos, an extra in the Hollywood feature film Dear John, as well as an actor in multiple episodes of the Norwegian TV series Hotel Cæsar. An avid language learner, Vitne speaks both English and Norwegian, and is learning Japanese, Russian and Mandarin Chinese.
Vitne recently released a DVD video compilation on April 12th, 2016 and has a new single “Masquerade” coming June 21st, 2016.
Vitne Releases New "Masquerade" 3-Song Single
Norway's Vitne Dives Deeper into His Flute Infused, 80s-Influenced Melodic Rock
Vitne has released a brand new single entitled Masquerade on June 21st, 2016. The single is Vitne's first release since his July 2015 EP Endless Blue. "Masquerade" features Vitne's own flute playing as well as the return of Beautiful Beast's Julian Angel on lead guitar.
In addition, the single features two b-side tracks "Under the Moonlight" and "Speechless," as well as the instrumental versions of the title track and "Under the Moonlight" making this a 5-track release. Take a listen and download via pay-what-you-want on Vitne's Bandcamp here: http://music.vitne.life/album/masquerade
Vitne is a solo rock artist located in Norway, playing a type of 80s-influenced Melodic Rock with a punk, slightly gothic edge. Vitne gained the attention of music critics and fans worldwide with his debut album Neon in 2013, and his follow-up 2015 EP Endless Blue went on to win “Best Rock EP” and “Executive Top Pick” from the Akademia Awards. Weaving together elements of glam metal, Japanese rock, punk and even RPG soundtrack music, Vitne creates a personal style of hard rock complemented by the addition of flute on many of his songs.
Please contact Joseph at email@example.com for interviews and full promo copies of Masquerade.
Baltimore Ledge and Mulan are a duo who have made
a project entitled: His and Hers: the Mixtape. On the first track,
"Ranch Dressing", Baltimore Ledge's verse is about having the
ambition of earning money and one night stands. When Mulan has
her chance to rap, she describes of what being the baddest chick is.
All throughout the mixtape, they present slick bars at the same
time showing that they're clever with punchlines. The thing that
makes this mixtape interesting is that it shares the name of the
eponymous sports news show on ESPN, His and Hers. The
concept has not been overdone and they are certainly ready to be
explosive and coining their style without a problem. The track that
stood out the most to me with clever punchlines was "Cosby
Show". It starts off with hot rhymes from the gate and Baltimore
Ledge continues on with aggression and execution. Me being an
artist, this is one of the most intriguing details of hip hop, being
able to execute. Their style is reminiscent of the 2000's and artists
like J.R. Writer, Lloyd Banks. Fabolous. Foxy Brown, Remy Ma
among others.The song "Mark" enlists for a couple to make their
mark per say in a relationship; the lyrics discuss on how heartbreak can come between a
man and a woman and someone else can persuade the other to find better. Sometimes the
man can't fall in love because of his past and may not be able to change
from this view and lifestyle. In return, the mindset of M.O.B. is popular in the
hip hop community but at the same time is a double edge sword because it hurts both
parties. Overall, this mixtape is a success and presented with different outlooks of how the
gangsta life and companionship between man and woman. The cover is dope and when it
first starts, it catches the ear bringing in the motion picture effect. If i had to rate this, i would give this project 8 out of 10
New Single: Ranch Dressing https://youtu.be/_ITZqsVzxbA
New Single: "Friends" https://soundcloud.com/baltimore-ledge/3friends
YouTube: Baltimore Ledge
Facebook page: Baltimore Ledge
SoundCloud: Baltimore Ledge
Atlanta, GA born hip hop songwriter and recording artist, Clip MonStar formerly of the duo, 2 Deep has
been crafting his sound for years, developing a style and mantra that quickly grabbed the attention of
many well-known talented recording artists who reached out to the artist for collaborations. With a
growing fan base, Clip and his older brother decided that it would make more sense to create their own
movement, so the two launched MonStar Records. The artist most recently released his mixtape,
Guillotine containing the hit single, Why the F*ck They Mad featuring Skippa Da Flippa and finalized an
international distribution deal with Uniscope Distribution & Brand Services which released his new hit
single, James Bond on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, and hundreds more around the
world on July 15, 2016 with the official single release party and performance held at Cephora Lounge in
Atlanta, GA on July 16, 2016. Currently, Clip is working nonstop to make his mark- marketing his sound
and style by performing, making appearances, and hosting music showcases. The artist has more for the
world on his delivery schedule and aims to send waves around the globe with his music.
Connect to Clip right now using the links below:
Facebook: @Clip Monstar
Get the hit single right now at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/james-bond-single/id1131285010
"Midnight". With his mother working for the military, he has
traveled around the world and is currently located in Suwanee,
Georgia doing concerts locally. With his fan base growing, he is
working his way to dominate America with his unique style and
To me Kidd Ambition is a terrific and professional artist that
belongs at the top with some of the game's heavy hitters. I listened
to the ''Zonin" record and was instantly blown away. His flow is
dangerously precise, uncommon and steady. He hits this track with
energy showing that he is really ''Kidd Ambition'' The style
presented can be compared to artists like Ludacris, Big Sean and
MGK. The beat of choice was perfect for his delivery and the
mixing was at a industry level. I checked out his website and that
too is organized and interesting. I can really see that he has put in
time on his craft and knows what the new fans are looking for.
The hook on this song is catchy and really draws you in for more.
If I had to rate this song I would give him a 9/10 for execution,
composition and for being consistent, which is a must in the
music industry today. You can check his music out
Well first of all, this Shanzyan guy really loves to tell the bitches one thing and one thing only; SHUT UP! In Shanzyan’s new single titled “shut up,” he makes it clear that he is no mood to hear the dumb shit from the mouths of any dumb broads he may encounter. !
This song is interesting because I know a lot of people that feel this way. Sometimes you can be on a different vibe than your spouse or chicks you know. Shanzyan approach lyrically makes this one different, innovative very commercial. Shanzyan shows detailed in his subject that proofs that he belongs in the industry for sure. I think he couldn't have picked a better time to come out with this type of song. The beat is sounds nice with a hard kick drum, sharp snare, chilled snap, groovy base line, and the hypnotizing filtered sample that makes it sound like a synthesizer. His style reminds me of artist like Nipsey Hustle, YG and other great mid west/west artist. His flow is inviting and his raspy voice can be remembered for more song in the future. I believe this one will have a impact on whoever hears it with open ears. If I had to rate this song I would say its a 7 out of 10
'My name is Geoffrodamus aka Geoffrey McCray and im from Abq, Nm. I have been rapping for about two years, and im finally to the point where I think I am ready to start exposing myself. I know my music on the technical aspect could use a bit of work, but I have self taught myself everything. I do all my music in my room, and I would love to get to the point where I could get some studio time. I am just looking for my time to shine. I don't care about fame or money, I just want to be heard. I do it for the music, and its my getaway from the hard life I live. I hope you enjoy the music, and vibes!!''
When listening to ''The Fresh Air EP'' I felt real mellow and entertained at the same time. This EP starts off with a dope, chilled out ballad called ''Clueless'' that really sets the tone for such a great project. From the moment I first heard this intro I thought of Andre 3000 and The Roots, which is definitely a great thing being that they are the type of musicians that will have a lasting effect on the fans. This Ep is insightful and abstract with a warmth rawness to keep you looking for more. The second track ''Lets Be Real'' I seriously admire because he made it conversational just like many other tracks on this ep and that is hard to find in todays time. He continues with the same chilled vibe and the beats match his style perfectly. I see this artist as a poet and could surely stand the test of time. I really enjoyed the sample choice on 505 Flows and this makes it smooth even though I thought the chorus was a little too repetitive but the song is still pretty cool. ''Midnight Vibes'' is surely must hear and should be the theme song for smokers and heavy thinkers. He paints you a picture of times when you want to escape and clear your mind If I had to rate this project overall he would get a 4 out 5 for style, composition, delivery, and creativity. This album is consistent, pure and excellent in the Flyah Books.
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