CATHERINE PARKS 


PERFORMER/WRITER/PRODUCER



Bio ~ Catherine Parks


Catherine Parks is an American Singer/Song writer based out of Ohio. At the tender Age of 12, Catherine started writing songs and soon developed a strong passion for a wide variety of genres. Due to her father’s substance abuse problem, Catherine attended over 8 different schools; including Winton Woods, Central Baptist, Wyoming, Mason, and Lakota, all Located in Ohio. "Moving a lot allowed me the opportunity to meet all different types of people and live in more than one type of environment. These real life experiences have inspired some of the best lyrics I’ve ever written." Her musical palette of original songs include: Pop, R&B, alternative rock, and even country!
Initially, Catherine’s only interest was in song writing…. but her pure relatable lyrics, and unique vocal sound would soon catch the attention of her (now) Manager, who would instantly sign her as the First Lady of his independent label, Blue Chip City Records.
With Catherine’s strong determination to empower women, and her heartfelt inspired lyrics -- she is definitely taking the music world by storm. She is quickly gaining fans across the United States & abroad. 
In Parks’ first single titled "Young Girls”, she talks about how Young Girls love hard when they fall in love. And unfortunately "Young Boys, say they love you - just for fun". The song’s positive message encourages "Young Girls” everywhere to “Keep on Believing”, and wait for the right guy who will appreciate you. And above all -- believe in yourself because you are “Good Enough”.
Catherine Parks is currently finishing up recording and preparing to go on tour. Her Debut EP, “Climbing Ropes" Will be released in spring 2014.

New Music (CATHERINE PARKS) Music Feature



Singer/Songwriter:  Sanya G  
won a local singing competition "Belvi star" hosted by the Radio Belvi at her hometown Kranj in 2004 . year later she became Miss Slovenia 2005 because she thought that would help her with the media boost,she was also a Christian Audigier model & won Femme Fatale Slovenia in 2006. But her titles don't make her talent lack. Sanya G. is a great artist and a singer. She had years of singing solo lessons and she she learned to play electric piano in the music school.
Sanya has signed her first record deal with a Spanish record company Clippers that collaborates with Universal Music Spain. She has recorded two songs with them - »The one« and »Bad girl«. Both of them were published onfive most popular commercial club compilations like Fama, Black Power, Disco Estrella and others. In 2009 Sanya also won in the music festival Golden voice of Kongo Slovenia with a song Poletna no? (Summer night) and she started collaborating with a new Spanish producer and Latin Grammy nominee Noel Pastor in 2011. She recorded a club banger »Club star« and shot a great music video in Spain. She also recorded the song »Up« that year.
In 2012 she and her manager Tanya met DJ Paolo Barbato, Italian underground DJ and a producer and he decided to make a hit song MAGIC for her with help of his friend/musician Simone Ermacora. Sanya also shot a great music video for song MAGIC witch was accepted really good by the viewers. In october of 2013 Sanya G  was Introduced to the CEO of Kicksta Muzik Publishing Randy Powell, By Jim Morgan of Unsigned Only. And the President of Kicksta Music Group 
Jamie Sparks was so impressed with Sanya's Talents He signed her to a Publishing Deal, and Immediately Connected her with their In-house Music Producer Chris Iannetti to work on Sanya's  "EP" Titled: Buzz That is Schedule for a 2014 Summer release. Sanya G song Magic is Scheduled for Release in all of the Major Digital Stores Worldwide By Sanya's New Imprint  Fashioned Girl Records. Distributed by Ditto music on march 4th 2014 



New Magazine feature: Sanya G (#flyah)









The award winning Torrey Mercer is an artist who strives to be brave, and to help her fans and followers become brave with her. Torrey wants to see the faces of her fans light up and smile, and that is her biggest mission as a recording artist. “To make other people happy.” Making her humble beginnings in musical theater, being cast as a leading role in over 30 musical theatre productions.

Making her humble beginnings in musical theater, being cast as a leading role in over 30 musical theatre productions, Torrey always knew that she wanted to be onstage. She entered a variety of singing contests starting at age thirteen, winning first place in competitions such as the National Key Club Talent Competition, Del Mar TV Idol, Search for Talent, and more. Torrey has also sang for a variety of different major venues. She won "Best Inspirational Singer" in 2009 at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood in a competition called "Hollywood's Best New Talent", has sang the National Anthem for the National Football League for over 50,000 people, the US Tennis Open, Girl Scouts of America, and the San Diego Polo Fields, performed at the San Diego and Los Angeles House of Blues, the San Diego Convention Center, the San Diego County Fair, and a variety of other venues in both San Diego and Los Angeles. She has worked with a variety of different vocal coaches in both musical theatre and pop music training, including Dorian Holley, a former vocal coach of both Michael Jackson and American Idol vocal coach, David Coury, the voice coach of Leona Lewis and Ashley Tisdale, Leigh Scarritt for musical theatre and pop training, Roy Mote, Bob Marks, and more.

But if someone were to ask Torrey what accomplishments she is most proud of, she would talk about something much different than all of that. In 2011 she was invited onto a National Anti-bullying tour, on both the East and the West Coast, where she got to perform at Boys and Girls Clubs, Summer Camps, and even Six Flags to talk to kids about ending bullying. Since the tour, Torrey has connected with schools in San Diego and talked to assemblies of children about the importance of speaking up and standing up for themselves when being bullied. Since the No Bully Tour, Torrey has become incredibly inspired, reaching out and working with charities such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Eating Disorder Association, Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego, The Trevor Project, and Natural High. She created a charity music event for each of these charities, bringing them all together for a night of music in San Diego to raise money for their causes. She is also the proud holder of 2 Music Awards, a National Youth Arts award for her single, "Falling Again", and a 2013 Indie Music Channel Award for Best Pop Song for her song, "Looking Glass", which she wrote for anyone and everyone who has never believed in themselves. As of 2013, she has worked with a variety of schools putting on No Bully assemblies, working with thousands of kids all the way down the coast of California anywhere from ages K-8 at schools including, but not limited to Joshua Cowell School, Carmel Valley Middle School, Balboa Elementary, Rancho Del Rey Middle School, and more. Torrey is a firm believer in bullying being the cause of a variety of other issues, such as depression, self harming, suicide, eating disorders, low self esteem, and even abuse. She tries to reach out to kids of all ages on a regular basis in hopes that one day, she could change some of their lives, and help them on their road to recovery.

Torrey has been singing since she was very young. She had bullies and peers shoot her down over and over again for wanting to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. But maybe that is what makes the work that she does to give back to others so special to her. Torrey wants to sing to send a message to her audience, to be there for her fans and ultimately, to make a difference. And after everything, she knows that this is her calling.


New Music From Torrey Mercer----"Pop at its best" Flyah Music Magazine

New Music video from Maytain Prefection






JEFF LE’MAR JONES p/k/a “JEFF JONES”/ the "WESTGHOST", a hip-hop artist and R&B/Pop songwriter. Jeff was raised in the gang dominated streets of Southern California in cities such as Compton and South Central neighborhoods. He moved around Southern California due to his mother’s battle with drug addiction. Using music as an outlet Jeff was persistent and hardworking which landed him a major record deal at Electra Records in 2004. That summer Jeffs’ first single “Trunk Rattle” hit radio airwaves in the West Coast and Midwest regions. His first album “God Given” with features from Trick Daddy, Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley, and R&B group Midwest City. His high energy record “We Sum All Stars” off the album was featured in the hit Disney feature film “New York Minute” and also on the movie soundtrack. As a songwriter Jeff has worked with hit artists and producers including Lil Wayne, Akon, Gucci Mane, Destiny Childs, Ne-Yo, Bun B, Cee Lo of Gnarles Barkley, Trick Daddy, E40, Shawty Lo, Ray J, Christina Milian, Chingy, Jonathan “JR” Rotem, Eric Hudson, Robert “ES” Waller, Jazzy Phae, Poli Paul and many more gaining him the name "The WestGhost." Jeff's new project "The Resume" includes new single "We Gettin Drunk," featuring Eric Bellinger. This record along with several others were produced by Atl's up and coming hit producer "Big J". The time is now and Jeff Jones isn't going anywhere.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    March 17, 2014
CONTACT: Zane Lawrence, 13547 Ventura Blvd #397, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423, Cell: (818) 822-0849, Email:
zane@shatterblok.com, www.shatterblok.com
HEADLINE:
HIP HOP ARTIST JEFF “WESTGHOST” JONES, HOT NEW SINGLE “WE GETTIN DRUNK” FEAT. ERIC BELLINGER
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 Shatter Proof Music Group is proud to present the highly anticipated Hip Hop artist Jeff “WestGhost” Jones, and his hit single “We Gettin Drunk” with the feature of Grammy Winner Eric Bellinger.  The single is the first hit of many off Jeff’s album entitled “The Resume”. Filled with undeniable bangers, Jeff Jones is what many will see as a breath of fresh air. His adaptable style, listener friendly tone and ability to flow over an array of beats. Jeff's writing ability is a winning combination of street swagger with soulfulness and melody. Jeff has a melodic flow that he will display to the masses.
Artist, definitely, but a songwriter, Amazing. Jeff Jones is a beast from behind the scene while working with some of the game’s top artist and producer’s. His high energy record “We Sum All Stars” was featured in the hit Disney feature film “New York Minute” and also on the movie soundtrack. He was also on “4 Life,” an urban drama starring Wood Harris (The Wire) and Elise Neal (Hustle & Flow, All of Us).  Jeff has also written songs for or songs featuring hit artists with producers, including Lil Wayne, Akon, Gucci Mane, Ne-Yo, Bun B, E40, Shawty Lo, Ray J, Christina Milian, Chingy, Trick Daddy, Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley, and R&B group Midwest City.  Jonathan “JR” Rotem, Jazze Pha, Eric Hudson, Robert “ES” Waller, Jazzy Phae and Jeff’s current single “We Gettin Drunk” producer Big J out of Atlanta.

Jeff’s single is skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said “Its music to relate to as the lyrics gets your mind going and the beats just hits you right between the eyes.” Again Jeff “WestGhost” Jones is a beast and its not just because he can write and say a few lyrics but more so, he can write albums and albums of hits. It's hard to imagine another artist on the Independent Hip Hop scene who combines the same concise, deceptively sound, lyrical insight making it a mix of Quik, Jay Z and Crooked I, with a killer prowess. He may rep the WestCoast but the whole world will love “We Gettin Drunk”, “The Resume” and continue to become fans of JEFF “WESTGHOST” JONES.
Jeff is available for phone interview.  Please contact Zane Lawrence to set up a time that is convenient.

 Please visit Jeff’s website at www.therealjeffjones.com  for much more information, including mp3's and
 contact info.
Please visit Jeff’s social medias at www.facebook.com/TEAMJEFFJONEShttps://twitter.com/jeff2dajones




New Music from Jeff Jones



Since middle school, Danari Smith, aka Koowl Fury has been somewhat of a wordsmith. Coming from Flint, Michigan and moving to Indiana later as a teenager, he has seen people of many walks of life, and many feel they can relate to his words. He would write stories and poems in middle school and was often criticized for speaking quite gratingly on controversial issues. After experimenting a little as a writer, he began putting his thoughts to beats during his years in high school and college. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia, he continued work on honing his skills as an emcee for a few years and one day, met Garam Heo, a Korean-American Christian singer/songwriter after meeting him at his job. The two became friends and Garam Heo introduced Koowl Fury to Chris and Craig Reeves, two music producers who founded VIP Sound Circle Entertainment, and to whom Garam Heo was signed. Chris and Craig heard Koowl Fury's music and signed him in 2011 as a Hip-Hop artist. Koowl Fury released his first single "Turn This Life Around" in 2013 and it achieve moderate sucess. A music video was also uploaded to YouTube shortly after its release. Koowl Fury's latest release was his first full studio album "The Era of Koowl", a 15 track album feature music written by Koowl Fury, and produced by Chris and Craig Reeves.


Koowl Fury Releases First Studio Album The Era of Koowl
ATLANTA, GA, April 9, 2014 - After a year in the making, Koowl Fury releases his first studio album The Era of Koowl in digital outlets everywhere. The 15 track album was produced by Chris and Craig Reeves of VIP Sound Circle Entertainment, and also includes Koowl Fury's first single "Turn This Life Around" featuring Jenny Kim. Koowl Fury is an emcee out of Atlanta, GA whose mission is to represent the "normal, everyday person" in his music. Leaving the music glorifying fancy cars, big homes, jewelry and glamour to other artists, his profanity free music still stirs the minds of listeners while remaining accessible to most.
Koowl Fury started experimenting with music in high school after coming off of a stint as a writer. He is originally from Flint, Michigan and moved to Indiana as a teenager with his family. He traveled quite often as a chile, allowing him to gain a good amount of life experience to use in his music. Shortly after moving to Atlanta, Georgia, he met music producers Chris and Craig Reeves and began working towards establishing success as a professional rapper. The Era of Koowl is an album that features a wide variety of music, so listeners will surely find something to grab on to. This album is a culmination of work that represent the "average Joe", and people who appreciate good music with an honest message will certainly appreciateThe Era of Koowl.

Koowl Fury

 



Biography of Scarzeo
Born Delroy Fleming in St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Scarzeo is a straightforward, energetic artist who says what’s on his mind without holding back. He has been rapping professionally for about four years but his love for music and the potential lifestyle it offers, peeked his interest way before. 
Although he grew up in the projects this future rapper was inspired and motivated by his surroundings and desired what many young boys in the projects did… money, power and respect. 
“I’m seeing these dudes with big chains on and diamonds rings, nice cars, silk shirts and they aint never gotta go to work… and my pop’s going to work and busting his ass and my mom’s going to work and busting her ass, I’m saying to myself, damn! I wanna do what they doing!” 
“At the end of the day, I just like the finer things in life.” 
Scarzeo later realized that the young men’s overnight successes were attributed to their involvement in illegal activities.
“By the time I was 13 I knew—whatever these dudes doing aint right… but they just look right doing it.”
He soon became involved in criminal activities such as selling drugs and as his name suggests, violent crime. 
“Scarzeo… it derived from a lot of negative but it just stuck.”
Scarzeo was living in New York where he continued hustling. At the time, Scarzeo was surrounded by music but never considered a career in it until something life-changing happened.
“Before I went to jail, I used to play with it [music] like a joke”.
Scarzeo claims he never knew how to write music and that he actually taught himself while in prison by studying the mixed tapes of Jay-Z, Young Jeezy and others. He was on a mission to greatness. 
 “Damn this shit could happen—I could put my life on these beats and I think it’ll be intriguing.”
“If I ever get a chance again, I'm not going waste my time or no one else’s.”
Now the young rapper spends his days and nights in the studio where he is constantly working on his music.
“If I put my mind to it, there’s no way I can’t do it… I don’t see a ‘no’ in this.”
The rapper admits he is still addicted to the “finer things” in life but refuses to obtain any of it illegally. He wants to send a message to young people hoping they would reach their full potential sooner than he did.
“Don’t get too attached to the negative in my story—it doesn’t have to be tragic in order for it to be triumphant.”
The rapper respects Jay-Z and Maino and believes these two rappers have impacted him musically. 
“I’d have to say I have a lot of respect for Jay-Z because I feel like he kinda showed me how to conceal emotion and make sure everything is strategized… just from the outside looking in.”
“Maino—I would have to give him that respect because I felt he walked a certain kind of lifestyle… he taught me a lot without even speaking and I spent a lot of time with him in the studio, he helped me figure out how the music should sound.”
Although Scarzeo looks up to many rappers in the industry, his real inspiration in life is his father. 
“He showed me how to take care of family.”
Overall the rapper is happy with the progress he has made and is still hustling (legally). He believes everything happens for good reason and if never sentenced, would’ve been dead or doing life—for real this time. When asked if he wanted to leave the readers with anything, he said something which I believe sums up his ongoing life story:
“An Ounce of Strategy Allows You A Lifetime Gravity”



Scarzeo

 

Kastles N Air


Artist Information Biography Natives of California, this brother/sister team have been performing together most of their lives. Their parents found out they were gifted at age 3, when they could play keys and sing in harmony. James and Christine grew up in church and have always pushed the envelope when it came to Christian music. James, the baby boy of 5 siblings, was known as a musical prodigy. Playing several instruments at mastery-level, he succeeds at almost anything he puts his hands to do. Christine, the baby girl and second youngest, is a lyrical genius as well as vocal arranger. She too can play several instruments ranging from woodwind to brass and percussion. Together they are an unstoppable team of many talents and a two-man band. After singing and playing only in church or occasionally behind other artists, they decided to finally write and produce their own album. Their number one goal is for people to be instilled with hope, peace and joy in a world that seems so hopeless at times. KNA’s lyrics speak of a powerful LOVE that is greater than anything we could ever know in any human being; the love of CHRIST. Their music style is unique and ranges from pop/rock to dance music and back to worship. “We want our fans to see that Christians can have fun too! We give them a variety of different styles because we like a variety of different styles”, says lead vocalist Christine. They recently recorded an interview talking about their upcoming album, which is scheduled to be released sometime next year. “May our music inspire you to dream, to reach for the sky, the stars, and never let go”. Instrumentation Zack Wing - Acoustic & Electric Guitar James Dennard - Bass & Backing Vocals, Percussion & Drums, Piano / Organ, (Piano), Acoustic & Electric; Guitar Christine Dennard - Lead & Backup Vocals, Keytar and keyboards, Lead Vocals/Piano/Guitar, Tenor & Baritone Saxophone Samuel Gammage - Percussion & Drums Discography Our new album has been released as of February 10, 2013! Download it now at: cdBaby; iTunes; Spotify, Amazon! 



Artist Biography
Kastles N Air is a sister/brother duo who has been performing together most of their lives. It was early on in their lives that their parents found out they were gifted. At the young age of 3 both played keys and sang in harmony. Growing up in a church environment allowed them to reach beyond their comfort zones. Together they became an unstoppable team playing multiple instruments at mastery level writing lyrics and vocal arrangements. They have graced the stage alongside artists such as Group 1 Crew, Canton Jones, 116 Clique, JR, Kierra Sheard, Mary Mary and many others.

Kastles N Air is blessed with the ability to sing about hope, peace and love. They have created a portal for Christians to be able to express themselves freely and have a joyful time doing it.

“Infinity and Beyond” was released on February 10th, 2013 getting wonderful reviews. Their single “Radio” was made for the radio, spreading the message of love and positive energy. It speaks of always being able to count on the radio, even when times are hard and sadness seems to take over. All you need to do is switch on the radio and instantly you are transformed as the energy seems to switch from dark to light. The music is able to take you by the hand and bring you to a place where pure joy exists. With a lighthearted whimsical feel, this song takes you on spectacular ride, as if on a roller coaster, free and exhilarated by the feeling. It is the moment when you realize what true love really is; something so grand and sensational that you feel like you are dreaming. It has a pop back beat, impeccable electronically transformed vocals that play off of each other. These single sets the tone for the entire CD which is filled with beautifully arranged inspirational messages that bring hope, speaks of dreams, strength and stepping beyond your own personal boundaries.

Kastles N Air aims to please their fans. They do this with creative arrangements filled with an endless energy of creative ‘spacey sounds’, utilizing unique instruments and vocal effects that are absolutely delicious, all set to some of the best pop beats around. Experience the thrill of it all - experience Kastles N Air.

“Infinity and Beyond” is Kastles N Air’s debut CD. They are working with A & R Select licensing and BMI. They are working on upcoming performances but no additional information is available at this time.

You can listen to and/or purchase their music by logging onto the following websites:

www.facebook.com/kastlesanair
http://www.reverbnation.com/kastlesnair
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kastlesnair

Twitter:
iHeartCali87
Jamesdennard2

Kastles N Air is currently working with A & R Select based in Sherman Oaks, Ca. for licensing, publishing, a record deal and/or placement opportunities. They can be reached at:

323-924-5897
www.arselect.com


Kastles N Air

 


 I remember moments of my life through songs," declares Cinzia Moniaci of The Perfect Nines.

The singer and founder of high-end Italian designer handbag line, 
Moni Moni, pens music that you'll be able to attach to moments of your life as well. The Perfect Nines nod to the fuzzed-out psychedelia of early Jane's Addiction with a feminine energy a la Garbage. That combination makes for music that's as intoxicating as it is irresistible. These Los Angeles indie stalwarts are as perfect as they come…

In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, The Perfect Nines singer Cinzia Moniaci talks the group's debut album and so much more.

Did you have one vision or vibe in mind for The Perfect Nines album?

I'd moved to New York for my business, and I set up an office there. When I moved back to Los Angeles, it was a time of soul searching. The business was growing, but there was a piece of me missing—the creativity in music. Now, I'm a businesswoman, a mother, and an artist. Music was brought back into my life around that time. I met with a friend of mine in Manhattan Beach where I moved. When we met, I realized he had a full-on studio. I live in a gated community with a giant park and woods I can walk through and think. That was really my only time to do that. I'd put down ideas as I was walking with my dog in the woods. Then, I'd go record it right away at my friend's place. I started involving the other members of the band. The album's flow comes from that same period of me reconciling with music again. The very first song I wrote for the record is "Life Goes On". That tells it all. When you think it's all done and you can't deal with a certain thing, life keeps going on. You learn, get better, and it's a rite of passage. That song took its own life, and then the whole record did. It all came out of me at that point.

Did the other musicians gravitate towards that?

Yogi Lonich [Chris Cornell] loved the record! He's a very accomplished guitar player with a lot of soul. He's interested in producing the next album. He's joined us on stage too. Stephen Perkins [Jane's Addiction] loved it as well, and he wants to be a part of the next one. He even laid down some tracks. We keep getting surrounded by these amazing people who want to be a part of the project. My exposure in the fashion industry furthers the music as well.

What were some of the themes you wanted to tackle lyrically? What's the story behind "Carry On"?

"Carry On" is about the journey that took me here to the United States. I came from Italy 16 years ago. It's rare in this day and age for someone in Italy to move here. When I made the move, it was about learning a new culture from scratch. I'd left my boyfriend at the time too. I was ready for a new chapter. In the song, I talk about the pain I left and the emptiness in that void. The need to follow my destiny was unstoppable.

What artists shaped you?

You were right on with the analogies of PJ Harvey and Garbage. I very much come from the indie rock 'n' roll of London. When I was a kid, I was listening to The Charlatans and The Stone Roses. I also loved The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane's Addiction. Those musicians very much inspired what we do, but I wanted to bring femininity to it. The Pretenders are always who I've been associated with vocally. It's a mix of that vulnerability in the vocals, which is really me. My personality is very strong on one end yet feminine on the other. I'm the businesswoman and the mother. I'm the girl and the rocker. I'm the fashionista and the aggressive rock 'n' roll girl. The yin-and-yang make the music interesting.

Is it important for you to paint visual pictures with the songs?

Absolutely! I'm glad you brought that up. As a little girl, my goal was to be a writer. My very first jobs were in journalism. I'd interview celebrities and rock 'n' roll people in Italy. When I moved here, I was a correspondent and I interviewed Beck and Gwen Stefani. I was raised to tell stories. I've always been the life of the party. In a song, you have to tell a story in just a few phrases. I learned to write within those parameters with bridges to take things a little further where I'd have more space to be free.

If you were to compare your record to a movie or a combination of movies, what would you compare it to?

There are a couple of movies I'm fond of which have the same effect on me that the album does. One of them is Zabriskie Point by Michelangelo Antonioni. He's an Italian director, but it was shot in the United States. Antonioni paints a picture when he creates an idea. He doesn't necessarily tell you the whole story though. He lets you imagine it in your own way. I also love Blowup from the '60s. The fashion at the time and the enfant terrible spirit of the film impacted me. The character is in search of a calling of eternal beauty and perfection, but he never finds it. It blows up in him and the people around him. That's in there as well as that youth, rebellion, and free spirit. The characters are impossibly beautiful but completely damned because they're in search of a perfection inside that doesn't really exist.

Rick Florino
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The Perfect Nines