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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. 

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.