September 2015

Sunday

Award winning artist Rellik is Flyah





Rellik is an award winning, multi award nominated urban artist from Edmonton. Rellik got into Hip Hop at an early age and gradually developed over the years and has proudly shared the stage with childhood heroes such as Run DMC, Casual, as well as Canadian icons, Buffy St Marie and the Guess Who. He brings with him a full band , or intimate acoustic performance and plays guitar and a variety of other instruments which he has done since childhood and is now implementing them in his live show and recordings. He is a gifted wordsmith known for his quick witted and gritty punch lines, Rellik is no stranger to adversity and develops his talent all the while raising his children as a single father and working full time. From transcribing his emotions of gaining custody of his children, the sudden loss of his mother, to fierce fully describing his frustrations in the music industry, or any political subject, his point always comes across crystal clear. As a seasoned performer with hundreds of performances, workshops, awards and award nominations, there is much to look forward to in the coming days from Rellik.

July 6th, 2015 Edmonton Artist Rellik Nominated for Entertainer of the year at the 2015 Indigenous Awards! Relik is a versatile artist with many nominations to show for it, including the Western Canadian Music awards (Aboriginal Recoding of the year), The Indigenous Music Awards, nominee for the Indigenous Entertainer of the year, as well as Single of the year for the “My Voice” which WON the United Way contest to fight poverty, and hit #3 on the National Aboriginal music countdown. This single can be voted for online at www.indigenousmusicawards.com. Rellik got into Hip Hop at an early age and gradually developed over the years and has proudly shared the stage with childhood heroes such as Run DMC, Casual, as well as Canadian icons, Buffy St Marie and the Guess Who. He brings with him a full band and plays guitar and a variety of other instruments which he has done since childhood and is now implementing them in his live shows and recordings. He is a gifted wordsmith known for his quick witted and gritty punch lines.

Heavy AmericA is Flyah ''Hardcore''






Heavy AmericA is an all original alternative hard rock band based in Boston, Massachusetts and comprised of three members: 
Mike Seguin- Guitars, Lead Vocals, Keys 
Dan Fried- Drums, Percussion, Vocals  
Budd Lapham- Bass, Vocals 
Formed in 2013, Mike, Dan and Budd brought together their years of experience and influences to create a truly unique band with a sound all its own. Fed up with the infinite repeat of bubble gum and corporate rock music that plagues the airways, they decided to be a band to bring forth the change so desperately needed in rock music today.   
Their "keep it simple" formula has resulted music that is full of energy and raw emotion. A rollercoaster ride with plateaus of happiness and cliffs of terror. So open your ears and your mind to the new sound you've been searching for....Heavy AmericA!

Heavy AmericA - Their Debut Record  Independent Spotlight,  June 18, 2015               In this evening’s edition of the Independent Spotlight, we’re going to be taking a look at a band that describes themselves as a ‘rollercoaster ride with plateaus of happiness and cliffs of terror.’ That’s quite a bio line. In any case, the band is Heavy AmericA and their new self-titled debut dropped in April. It’s a hell of a ride, clocking in with six raging rock tracks. Is it a ride worth the price of admission?                                                      I have to be honest, with a band name like ‘Heavy AmericA,’ I was prepared for a Lynyrd Skynyrd-esque group that dons incredible cheesy American flag paraphernalia and energizes drunken southern audiences. To my joy, Heavy AmericA isn’t like that at all. Their blend of hard rock is reminiscent of British Invasion jams mixed with some of the better elements of American hard rock.                                                               ‘Daddy’ is noteworthy. I really dig this jam. It’s got some fantastic electric riffing that builds a retro landscape of epic proportions. Heavy AmericA’s sound is very garagey. However, I could care less about that for this type of act. I’d actually argue that the rough nature of the recordings is alluring in this genre. It feels gritty and real, avoiding any ‘polished’ or ‘commercial’ faux pas.                                                ‘Under Glass’ takes the cake of the first half of the record. This song is beautifully composed, accentuating the band with moody reverberated synths. Quickly, the song evolves into a screeching rocker. After a few moments, it slips back down into soft recess. ‘Motor Honey’ is far more original. I like how short and punchy the track is. It takes all of the proper elements of good hard rock and slaps you in the face with them. That’s good; I can get behind that.                                                                                   © 2015 — Brett Stewart / Rivers Rubin / Independent Spotlight / The Jukebox

Heavy AmericA's debut album "Heavy AmericA                                                                                                       Indiemunity-   June 18, 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       With a name like Heavy AmericA, I must admit, I went into my first listen expecting something quite different. I wasn’t disappointed, quite the contrary; Heavy AmericA’s debut album, Heavy americA, was a really enjoyable listen. The alternative hard rock group doesn’t lay it out quite as hard and heavy as the name might lead one to believe; rather, their six track debut album has a bit of a dark mellow flow to it. Though, they do turn up the tempo and know how to increase the energy in a song. Each song has its own sound, lyrical theme, and they all come together to create an enjoyable album.                                                                                                                                          The trio doesn’t overdo any of their tracks. Musically, they don’t go in for intense energy and excitement, but rather keep things simple and consistent. The simplicity of their songs really felt reminiscent of older music, as new stuff today often tends to go overboard and try to do everything. There were times when I wondered if I was truly listening to a group that only got together in 2013 or if they had been jamming since the 1990s and early 2000s, at times I even wondered whether their vocalist was in a band from the 1980s. Despite having only been together for two years, the group has a really mature sound. I might compare them to more recent bands like Queens of the Stone Age or The Strokes, but there were times when I felt like they had a lot of classic rock inspiration as well.      Despite being a short album, each of the six songs brought enough variation of emotion and sound that it makes the short length really enjoyable. While many groups go in for ten to twenty track albums these days, I lament the idea of creating quantity over quality. I think that more than overloading an album with tracks, taking the time to filter the crap out is vital – even more so with a debut album. I think that Heavy AmericA put a lot of effort and energy into their debut and it has paid off for them. They clearly chose to make a short, but loaded album rather than going for quantity and I am glad that they did. Check out their self-titled debut album and see what you think! Matt Kaiser – indiemunity.

King George with the smash hit 904








With a sound based on emotive melodies and powerful rhythms, Australian artist King George has been described as having a unique mix of light and dark. (Buzz Magazine, MARCH 2009). The man behind the madness George Zois says "It's taken a while to find the right direction with my sound I always wanted to be able to bring a deep, emotional content to my music, but not lose the rawness."

From his early days as toddler he has been infatuated by music but although he grew up with music being played around the house he comes from an un-musical family and attended a religious high school that at the time had no interest giving its students a musical output. So what happens when playing music is part of who you are and you're in an environment that isn't? George says "I guess you have to break down some walls and make people understand who you are and what makes you happy. Since my early teens I have been writing and playing music and to put it bluntly I fucking love it. For me its very simple, what do we have to leave behind in life? some people have their photo albums, homes, cars, videos etc , all I can leave behind is the songs I have written that capture who I am and what I'm feeling at the time no matter how good or bad the song, it's there, locked away and captured in time and available for those who are interested."

The debut album 'Prisoners Of The Pluto Junction' was released in February 2010 that took King George from Melbourne to New York City in 2011. George adds, "The album is definitely the direction I wanted to take musically. It is a fair departure from anything I had done before. The themes are provocative, sleazy, immature, serious, heartbreaking and dark. The Pluto Junction for me is like a place of mourning and recovery, a place where I go mentally to pick up the pieces and put myself together again, some people can't get out of that junction and become their own prisoner. It sounds a bit weird but to be honest its hard to explain and the longer I try to explain the meaning of songs the more I waffle and become boring and like many songwriters and musos we are pretty boring people...we are not here to talk about self indulgent bullshit we are here to rock, and music should be there to be interpreted by the masses or very few in my case!"

With major influences including U2, Bjork, Faith No More, The Killers and even Dusty Springfield there is diversity from where King George draws from. "My favourite albums are U2s Achtung Baby, FNMs The Real Thing, the Killer's Sams Town, PJ Harvey's Stories from the City and Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion."

With the album came a debut film clip for the single Nothing Left and a very wacky video for second single Birthday Girl starring a rooster looking for...well?....no one really knows!. KG explains this came from "the creative mind of my drummer and co producer of the album Michael Makris, who was probably overdosing on protein shakes when he drew up the concept. To be honest I don't know what it means but its different and fun"

More recently King George played a show in Sydney supporting Jimmy Barnes for the Oz Harvest CEO cook off and played a set in front of 1000 homeless people that where being fed by the countries top corporate CEOs. King George adds "for me it was special, considering their situation, these people were having such a great time and I sometimes wonder how are they going and if any of them have managed to move forward in life over the last few monthsI stop and think about this once in while more importantly I hope the CEOs do as well."

The trip to US in 2011 has had a major impact on the King with George doing plenty of writing in New York and penning 'Why Am I Here?' released around Christmas 2012 and the new single 'Hover' released in March 2013.

2013 saw the launch of videos for the singles ‘Hover’ (that won the best thematic award at the Australian Independent Music Video Awards 2013) and 'Heroes' (Lyric Video).

King George played 3 rocking shows in Toronto for Indie Week 2013 and was a tour that inspired the writing of new material. With the first half of 2014 in the studio recording a new album King George released a second lyric video for the sleazy tune 'Firestone' (by UK director Jonathan Oslar) and released the single and video for 'Broken Hearted Whispers’ (by Australian director Dillon Pearce) which was nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Award and Australian Independent Music Video Awards in 2014.
The new album 'Love Songs and Medications’ was released in October 2014 and is the follow up album to 2010’s 'Prisoners of the Pluto Junction' and features songs with sounds and melodies that cover themes such as love, heartbreak, ambition, temptation and regret. 
In 2015 King George returned to Toronto to play Canadian Music Week and will release ‘904’ as next single off the album and its video (directed by Dillon Pearce) will be premier on Monday August 24.

Saturday

Swagu with special Guest Ceelo Green





Swagu Flyography


    Group: Swagu

Members: Deep (Darron Price) D.O.B Later tonight, Stranger (Greg Edmonds) D.O.B Wasent born yesturday,  Medulla (Kingston Callaway) D.O.B Better late than never

From: Raised in Atlanta, Georgia
Deep was born in Boston, Massachusetts
Stranger was born in Frankfurt, Germany
Medulla was born in Atlanta, Georgia


Occupation: Musician, Singer, Rapper , Songwriter, Producer, and Businessmen

 Objective:  An ongoing dose of unique soul, hip-hop, pop, funk, rock, and alternative music. Swagu personifies gallant and innovative musicianship to revamp attention spans with more positive vibes through melodic arrangements. Trendy and timeless lyric combine to create synergy within a composition. 

History: The group Swagu was formed in Atlanta, GA made up of three musical talents. Greg Edmonds better known as STRANGER, Darron Price better known as DEEP, and Kingston Callaway better known as Medulla, grew up together and were influenced by a lot of the same music. Anything from groups like Death, Cameo, Souls of Mischief, Talking Heads, Nina Simon, Systems Of A Downs and many more. Influenced by these organic sounds Stranger, Deep, and Medulla of Swagu started playing the electric guitar and incorporating live music with there many songs. Working with producer Anthony Smith(Jo Kane) founder of Vizer Entertainment inside of Kolab Studio with one goal in mind, make music that has an immortal, positive, universal effect.


Rob Hegel sings a sweet song about love


ROB HEGEL: ARTIST BIO
Rob's broad range of musical influences include an homage to Goffin and King, Lennon and McCartney, and Nilsson, a bow to Broadway’s Lerner and Lowe, and a nod to Arlen, Dylan, and Newman. This mixed bag of inspirations is reflected in Rob's diverse and unique writing style, so evident in the songs on MAKE IT MAGICAL and throughout hisRob Hegelcareer.
Whether it’s a disco smash for Sarah Dash, "SINNER MAN," his own cult classic RCA recording of "TOMMY, JUDY & ME," the witty "DO IT FOR OUR COUNTRY" featured in the movie GREASE 2, or the top twenty Air Supply hit, "JUST AS I AM," Rob has never written the same song twice. As a staff songwriter for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, Don Kirshner, Rob wrote songs for several television projects including Norman Lear's "A Year At The Top" starring Mickey Rooney and Paul Shaffer, Alan Landsburg's "The Kids From C.A.P.E.R." starring John Lansing and Steve Bonino, and the theme songs for "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" and "Stick Around" starring Andy Kaufman.
In his first novel, TUXEDO BOB, co-authored with his wife Susan, Rob combines his songwriting abilities with his quick wit and love for the 
English language to weave a tale of whimsy about a uniquely talented, impeccably dressed, and compulsively honest young songwriter’s adventures in the music business. In addition to TUXEDO BOB, Rob has written a musical thriller, "The Mirror Of Mister Moore," an action/detective screenplay, "All That Glitter," and a stage play, "and then what?"
Rob Hegel - Make It MagicalHe has released 3 CDs of his original songs; HEGEL 2 - displays, ROAD SIGNS, and his latest, MAKE IT MAGICAL. MAKE IT MAGICAL, co-produced by Robby Krieger (The Doors) and Harper Hug, is an 11-song CD showcasing Rob’s songwriting and vocal abilities, and features some of the finest musicians on the planet.

CONTACT
Rob Hegel Management
info@robhegel.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IF “LOVE IS A SONG,” ROB HEGEL CAN “MAKE IT MAGICAL”
In Make It Magical, Hegel assembles some of the industry’s most accomplished musicians to craft a spellbinding, stylistic synergy.
“Hegel’s excellent voice has the ability to move from sounding wistful, to tongue-in-cheek, to romantic.”
      - Tony Sclafani, Author of Grateful Dead FAQ.
If anyone can make the difficult journey of song-charting success appear from a black top hat with ease – as a magician procures a white rabbit – Rob Hegel can. After all, just a few of Rob’s achievements as aRob Hegel - Make It Magicalsinger-songwriter include his appearance on American Bandstand and penning Air Supply’s mega-hit, “Just As I Am.” Now, with the wave of his wand, Hegel has assembled some of the most accomplished musicians in the industry to, quite literally, “Make It Magical.” Make It Magical is Rob’s most recent full-length CD, and the first single off the album is “Love Is a Song.”
Make It Magical is an eclectic and spellbinding blend of styles that includes a reverie of retro-pop, modern pop, and addictive adult contemporary. “Love Is A Song,” recently released to radio, is receiving airplay in North America and Europe, and the official video is on YouTube. “I’m my harshest critic,” Hegel explains, “… however; I’m thrilled the way “Love Is A Song” as well as the entire project turned out.” “Love Is A Song” is just one example of Rob’s uncanny ability to pen catchy songs and do it in an array of genres and styles. With its retro “Beatlesque” feel, “Love Is A Song” has high-lifting melodic hooks with an addictive, feel-good flavor.
Make It Magical features a Hall of Fame cast of session players. “I was blessed to have Robby Krieger (The Doors) co-produce the album and play guitar and sitar,” offers Hegel. Elliot Randall (Steely Dan) also sat in for lead guitar parts; the legendary Doug Pettibone (Keith Richards, Sting) also contributed guitar, mandolin, banjo and ukulele. Renowned bassist, Bob Glaub (John Lennon, Bob Dylan) lent his talents to the project, as did drummer, Mario Calire (Wallflowers, Ozomatli), along with brass master Lee Thornburg (Supertramp, Tower of Power),Richard T. Bear o­n piano, and the infamous Ronnie King on Fender Rhodes.
After listening to “Love Is A Song,” there is a lot more to come fromMake It Magical’s ten other tracks. There are tongue-in-cheek offerings, ballads with introspective lyrics, and a few of Rob’s compositions make poignant social statements regarding current events. Rob’s songwriting stands apart due to the amazing array of genres he can conquer. Literally, “Love Is A Song” is a single that many will love, and with some Hegel hocus pocus the charts will once again reflect his knack to “Make It Magical.”

CONTACT
Rob Hegel Management
info@robhegel.com

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Friday

White Out is Flyah





Whiteout aka Austin Wallace is a 24 year old hip hop artist from Dallas, Texas. He has been writing music since he was the age of 10 and has been writing and perfmorning specifically hip hop since the age of 13. At 13 years old Whiteout and his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. This is where his life would take a crazy direction; At the age of 13, he was bullied heavily by his peers and teachers so in order to vent his frustrations he turned to writing hip hop. In the summer of 2004, he almost commit suicide due to the depression that had consumed him internally. For three days he battled with finding meaning and purpose in life. He questioned everything and didn't know where to turn to make the pain stop. Finally, on the third day he overcame depression, with whom he gives the credit to, being Jesus Christ. He vowed from that day forward to live a life that was inspiring, motivating, and encouraging to others despite the words that people may say. He started writing music that would change peoples lives and never looked back from that moment. Fast forward to 2009, at the age of 18 Whiteout had grown in popularity; traveling from several states to perform and speak publicly crowds would gather wherever he went. Now at the age of 24 years old, Whiteout has performed in countless concerts and traveled all over the United States. Any time Whiteout is around there will always be a smile on your face. His performances bring an energy level that is hard to match which makes for some extremely entertaining concerts. But we'll let you be the judge of that



Gina Cutillo is Flyah




With song placements on Oprah, Nickelodeon, Mean Girls 2, Barbara Walters, MLB, Food Network, Degrassi, E! Network, VH1 and more Gina Cutillo's music is placed & heard all over the world. Her recent single "The Inside" was co-written with Pete Nappi (Arthouse Entertainment- Kara Dioguardi's production house). Pete recently wrote tracks with Meghan Trainor, Ke$ha & Shinedown. Gina's track "The Inside" is rapidly becoming a viral hit with social media fans & major industry execs.

Gina has also toured with Katy Perry, Paramore, Gym Class Heroes and more on Warped Tour. Her stage presence and catchy songs won over many crowds, cities and other major artists on the tour. She's performed on stage with Prince and has played SXSW a few times with her last performance landed her as the opener for Neon Trees. Gina has also performed at CMJ, Launch, Dewey and many other major festivals. 

In between her critically acclaimed 3rd album  "The Lover" & her newly released singles "The Inside",  "Fly (Feel Love Tonight)", "In Another" and "In Time" that will comprise of her upcoming album Gina released 2 EP's "Monolovers" and "Love, Faith, Soul", both accepted and put in the forefront of the APM library with a review stating: "New Yorker Gina Cutillo delivers Pop/Rock/Dance at its best with a fresh batch of incredibly catchy memorable songs." 

Gina Cutillo's mission has always been worldwide success by reaching fans through her music. She has been quoted "The best feeling in the world is when someone tells you they had a better day because of your song, it's truly what all the success comes down to.. my fans." 


Midori and Ezra Boy is Flyah






Midori has already rocked the stages of Seattle Hempfest, Seattle Pride Fest, Canadian Music Week, Florida Music Festival, Kevin Says Stage -Warped Tour, BottleRock Festival, SouthPark SummerFest, Tulsa MayFest, BottleRock Napa, TMF, MethodFest, and many more !
The Band has won numerous SONG WRITING AWARDS, including Los Angeles Music Awards Pop Song of the Year, Hollywood Music Awards , Fame Games Most Popular Artist, Mike Pinder's Song Wars, 12th Annual NSAI Song Contest [CMT], 11th Annual Mountain Stage New Song Contest, and NPR's "In Search of a Song," and a nomination for the 2015 HMMAs.
Midori , a  Bay-Area based rock band, bring a revved up twist to the Rock genre. Inspired by everything from Rock n Roll of the 1970s to The Black Keys to Grace Potter, lead singer Midori Longo belts vocals like a true rockstar and is backed by her ultra-talented bandmates Dave Briggs, and Tiger Yakimoto.
Their second CD is set to be released August 2015, and songs from the CD have already garnered them a nomination in the Rock category for the 2015 HMMA Awards, as well as features in up-coming indie radio shows and blogs.
Midori is currently playing shows across the West Coast and  filling the void of female-fronted rockers in today's rock world.

Wydeframe is back with another BANGER





Wydeframe cites as main artistic influences such legends of the mic as Pimp C., the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Scarface, and Bun B. His own style draws from both the East Coast and Dirty South hip-hop scenes, but with his own, cutting-edge style. This style is aggressive, rolling, and characterized by unusually sharp articulation, marked by turns of phrase that cut corners on two wheels. His arresting performance on “Live Young, Die Rich” is further bolstered by the razor-sharp production style which is indicative of the high quality that has made Relentless Hustler Ent. a name to watch in recent years.
Asked to comment on his new single, Wydeframe states, “'Live Young, Die Rich' shares with my listeners a Relentless Hustler's ambition to enjoy life now, stay young, and work hard to die rich.”

Wydeframe was born 1987 as Christopher Kesee in Vernon, Texas. In addition to hip hop he has a background in country and pop music. He released his debut mixtape, “Dollaz Over All,” in 2014 to widespread critical and fan acclaim. He is the author and performer of other such popular hip-hop singles as “Reprezent,” “Focused,” “Straight Heat,” and “Loud Pack,” all of which have been published under the Relentless Hustler umbrella.  He has performed in groups such as CrossTown and Texas Strife, and appeared in contests such as Klassic Cypher, in which he placed in their top 24, and YouTube's Problamo contest, which crowned him their winner.

Micalan smith is #Flyah





Groomed from an early age, the new york city native have masteredthe art of distinction. an impressive hybrid of sophistication and warmth. Micalan's disposition paralell his approach to music as well. The urban pop crooner is one of the few artist today to write songs incorporating one genre to another while remaining GQ smooth delivering his soulful, brilliant harmonies and thick melodies showing musical diversity and seamlessly tying together r&b,soul,hip hop and pop.



Zion Antoni is #Flyah





Freelance journalist/recording artist/Activist/Author/Grassroots record producer Zion Antoni aka Ari, or "Bey" was born in 1978 in manhattan, and 
raised in the Bronx NY, Via Washington heights. Of African
American/Costa-rican descent. Honing talents, surviving adolescence, and developing in his formative
years, he later moved to Philadelphia in pursuit to finish education; Working and
incorporating under grad studies along with independent study.
After many years of hardship and struggle he founded Manna/gracemusik, in 2003, a production
label functioning in music, outreach, and grassroots journalism. After three
successful projects including a solo lp, and newsletter, Manna/Gracemusik is now
 succeeded  by Writer/Educator/Recording artist Cborn Nacirfa.  He founded a
company now revised as The Urban Cry LLC in 2007. It
functions in freelance journalism with publishing streaming via the web,
 and has streamed in schools and supplemented grassroots organizations. The Urban cry is also an
independent record label. The voice of the Urban Cry focuses  on grassroots
diplomatic  reasoning on a global front, and further solidarity in Urban
America. Its extentions are (UAC) Urban American Cirriculum, and exclusive
literary projects, such as the award winning "No Prisons" series.  The Urban Cry's publishing serve an array of forums, grassroots stream, publications, and social media.  Zion, establishing leadership within the grassroots, He is a member of the NAACP, working on behalf of issues from voters fraud to education, and is a strong advocate for grassroots engines, forcorporate development and social change. He also serves as feature columnist for Negusworld Enterprises(501c3). EstabIishing a sound through Progressive, Lounge, and soul, Zion's music is a catalyst of the Avant-Garde. In 2007-2009 he spawned hit internet and international singles, project features, along with heading
a successful euro tour in 2008.  He also founded and is head administrator the Sekou
Generation/Think tank (2012), a MD/Washington DC based grassroots social policy network that
advocates institutional and social fundamentalism.

 "If you have aquired years of living and experience, and sacrifice, you'll understand your occupation chooses you" -

zion

Johnny Neel is a Hard luck S.O.B




Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Johnny Neel blind at birth cut his first single at the age of twelve, as Johnny Neel and The Shapes Of Soul. As an adult, the Johnny Neel Band had a strong following up and down the East Coast and released two well-received independent albums; “One Hot Night& “You Shoulda’ Been There”.  Neel moved to Nashville, the premiere song writing city, in 1984. Where he immediately became recognized a session “A” studio player. Others began to notice Neel’s songwriting talent and decided to take advantage by recording his songs on their albums.
Performing with various bands in area clubs drew the attention of former Nashville resident Dickie Betts, who asked Neel to join his road band, and begin working on Dickie’s solo LP for Epic Records. That relationship led to seven cuts on the “Pattern Disruptive” LP including the Top 10 AOR hit, “Rock Bottom.” Neel’s talented keyboard and harp playing on that album convinced Gregg Allman to ask Neel to tour with his road band.
Neel decided to join the reunited Allman Brothers Band, immersing himself in a successful tour, which led to a number one AOR smash hit during the summer of 1990. Car radios all across America blasted “Good Clean Fun”, from the Seven Turns Album, co-written by Neel with Allman and Betts. The chart topping hit provided the reunited Allmans with their highest charting single since “Ramblin’ Man” fifteen years prior.  Neel’s songs have been recorded by such artist’s as “Montgomery/Gentry, Delbert McClinton, John Mayall, John Louis Walker and many others….  Johnny Neel is a recipient of the “Life Time Achievment Award” from the 2012 Grammy’s with his work with the Allman Brothers.
In 2000 Neel released “Late Night Breakfast”, which was  recorded at his studio, Straight Up Sound Studio, with the members of his band, “The Last Word”, and special guests such as Shane Theriot (The Neville Brothers), Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac) and Wayne Jackson (The Memphis Horns). This record was released on Neel’s label, Breakin’ Records, which showcased his pleading vocals as well as brilliant piano, B-3 and harp work.
During that same period of time the recordings were made, Neel also became a member of Blue Floyd, a premiere jam band with variations on the material of Pink Floyd. In addition to Neel, band members were comprised of Marc Ford (Black Crowes), Matt Abts (Gov’t Mule), Berry Oakley Jr. (OKB Band & Bloodline) and, the late Allen Woody (Gov’t Mule).
Neel and Abts went into the Straight Up Sound Studio: www.straightupsoundstudio.com  and record the X2 project which was graciously received by fans and the media.
More recently, Neel has toured with the Italian rock band W.I.N.D. and has recorded the proclaimed “Italian Experience in 2002, and they are looking forward to record again….
Neel has released on Breakin’ Records  “Gun Metal Blue, Criminal Element Vol 1 & 2, and Vol 3 along with a DVD.  Johnny also has contributed tracks on the Truckers Tracks compilation series: www.truckerstracks.com
In 2010 he released a solo effort titled “Harmonious” with a mini documentary that featured a intimate side of Neel never seen or heard
before.

In 2012 Johnny is releasing his eighth solo effort titled “Every Kinda’ Blues”, this release has every kinda blues that you never heard before.  This recording has been well received by the blues community and features two (LIVE) tracks with the Italian band W.I.N.D., as well as tracks that cover all variety of the blues.   a man with boundless energy, Neel still manages to juggle studio work, local club gigs, road work and hit song writing, and somehow between the chaos maintains his sanity
“They say that you can’t do it all; Hell, I’m trying to prove ‘em wrong.” – Johnny Neel
AWARDS
* Grammy nomination for keyboard work as an Allman Brothers Band member on the instrumental cut, “True Gravity” LP from the Seven Turns album
* ASCAP Country Award for “Take The Long Way Home” recorded by John Schneider
* BMI Citation Award as a member of The Allman Brothers Band
* Vocalist of The Year – 2001 Bands of Dixie Magazine (France) Readers Poll

Television / Movie / Video Appearances
* XXXS and OOOS (Movie)
* Good Clean Fun (Video) – MTV Unplugged
* CBS This Morning
* The Tonight Show
* Nashville Now
* Music City Tonight
* Volunteer Jam – TNN

Publishing Affiliations
* Milene Music, Inc. – Nashville, Tennessee
* Cuts by Chad Mullins, Restless Heart and Joe Louis Walker
* Song Pantry Music, Inc. – Nashville, Tennessee
* Cuts by John Mayall, Irma Thomas, Travis Tritt and Jason D.Williams
* Bob-a-lew Music – Universal City, California
* Cuts by Dorothy Moore, Marie Osmond, Ann Peebles and Delton Reeves
* The Reel Neel Music Nashville, Tennessee
* Cuts by Burton Garr, James Walker, HBO, FOX Sports

Ariel ''American Hero'' is a song to remember





Ariel is a singer/songwriter and actress based out of Los Angeles.  Her EP, Unexpected, can be found on iTunes etc. and can be heard playing on Pandora Radio.  Her music is pop and hailing from the Gulf Coast of Florida she often brings that beachy Jimmy Buffet  island vibe to her music.  Her music has a wide range appeal from adults needing that positive pick-me up for their Monday morning to her littlest fans who love rocking out to her jams singing along to every word.  While interviewing Ariel on-air, Indie100 radio complemented-  "Your songs make me feel like I'm being hugged from the inside!"
She also often collaborates with artist J Buzzi.  They recently released their song "With You" and subsequent Music Video, which was filmed at various beautiful locations around Los Angeles, including Malibu and on top of one of the tallest buildings in downtown Los Angeles.  You can also find their single 'Breakthrough' on iTunes.  
Her music video, "AMERICAN HERO", is a wonderfully patriotic ballad about the steadfast love children have for their family who serve in the military. With images of fathers returning to their sons, daughters solemnly accepting of a parent lost during service, set against the windswept backdrop of the Mojave desert, "AMERICAN HERO" is a must-see video for our men & women in uniform & their families.
Ariel has performed at various venues in Los Angeles and Florida and often does charity concerts for St. Judes Children's Hospital, Special Operations Warrior Fund, and Fisher House. 
Ariel recently had the pleasure of shooting with Project Mermaids, getting to pose as a Mermaid, as part of the Save Our Beach movement to raise awareness about beach conservation, a cause close to her heart.  
She has also kept busy in the acting and hosting world; A few of her credits include TNT's drama Perception with Eric Mccormack, Disney 365, These Things We Do-Film, and the Yamaha Waverunner and Sportboat Campaigns.  She was a host on 'The Music Project', a web and radio show that brought you backstage at teen music concerts and in-studio performances, for several years at the famous Sunset Gower Studios in Los Angeles. 


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Paul Stephens is #Flyah


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Paul Stephens AKA Steppa45 or Paul Antonio has been playing music for over two generations now; firstly reggae back in the 90's then progressed into the house scene playing at some exclusive night spots across the capital. He left the music scene for nearly 6 years and has recently returned and is back with a vengeance. 

you can hear more of this artist at https://www.mixcloud.com/Steppa45/

Spencer Kane is #Flyah


Teen Artist, Spencer Kane, Nominated for Next Big Thing Award

Kendallville, IN – December 5, 2014

18 year old, Spencer Kane, announces his first nomination for the Best Underground Artist at the third annual We Love Music Awards. The nomination was a direct result of the release of his debut full album project "RUNWAY" (Sep 2014) which has been garnering national and international attention. U.S. radio stations in the Hot AC format have been spinning the title track "RUNWAY" since early December 2014 and it is gaining more and more fan support along with turning heads in the music industry.


December 29, 2014 was an especially unique date due to Spencer's album reaching #1 on the Billboard Emerging Artist Chart. (billboard.com)

Spencer completed 2014 with having performed over 40 shows throughout the U.S. including three major festivals and a feature tour. The 2015 calendar has already been filled with two national tours which include 10 different states and featuring other emerging artists.
Spencer's music can be heard on Pandora Radio, Spotify, iTunes Radio, and more than a dozen other online stations. Countries also playing his music on terrestrial radio include the U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil and UK.




Spencer Kane is a teen artist and TV sitcom actor born on October 26, 1996. At barely 5 years old he recorded his first music video as a lip sync to the song "Written on My Heart" by the Christian band Plus One. Raised in a Christian home as a son of a Pastor, Spencer has been around musical influence in and out of the church world. His first professional recording was released in June 2011 and he has been recording in New York, Nashville, Chicago and Atlanta ever since.
Best Friends (Jun 2011)
Best Friends Remix (Aug 2011)
Knowing (Nov 2011)
Best Friends Redux (Jan 2012)
Lovely Day (May 2012)
I Want That (Aug 2012)
The Christmas Song (Dec 2012)
One of THE Kind (Dec 2012)
413 (Feb 2013)
Move In The Right Direction (Feb 2013)
Blue Sky (Feb 2013)
Reason To Be (Feb 2013)
Don't Switch It Up (June 2013)
Well Done (June 2013 - Cover)
Falling For You (Nov 2013)
Cinderella (Dec 2013)
Speak Love (Mar 2014)
Favah (Apr 2014)
Runway (Jul 2014)
Heart Like You (Sep 2014)
Song For Love (Sep 2014)

Spencer signed a performance contract with iShine (Bema Media LLC) based in Nashville, Tennessee in June 2012. He is a recurring role on the TBN Network award nominated sitcom "iShine Knect" (as himself) and is a featured artist on iShine compilation CD's and DVD's as well as a featured artist in the iShine national tour each Spring and Fall since early 2013.
He is a regular teen who enjoys life apart from music.
When he's not performing at a concert or in front of a TV camera, he is a committed student-athlete having played basketball since age 4 and baseball since age 7. He is a devoted Christian and hopes his music will reach all ages with his positive lyrics and entertaining music.
MUSIC:
His music has been described as "TOP 40" with a positive message. His fans have described his music as inspirational and the hundreds of emails he receives confirm that it has positively changed lives of the listener.
In between writing originals, Spencer has covered songs from artists like Maroon 5, Moriah Peters, Justin Timberlake, Jason Mraz, Plain White Tees, Cody Simpson, Justin Bieber, Andrew Allen, Tori Kelly, and Miguel.
"I consider Tobymac my biggest inspiration for music. I love how he creates music that kids like and listen to and still keeps the lyrics positive," said Spencer.
His debut EP "ONE OF THE KIND" released digitally on iTunes and dozens of other online sites in February 2013 and physically released in retail stores in CD form September 2013.
His newest album "RUNWAY" (Sep 2014) features new music produced by Grammy Winning Tyshane (Lecrae - Gravity 2013) among other award winning and platinum album producers.
SOCIAL FOCUS:
Spencer is a National Spokesman for PACER Organization's NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION CENTER which takes him into schools throughout the Midwest to share his campaign BE ONE OF THE KIND.
In addition, he represents FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY through his involvement with iShine Ministries in Franklin, Tennessee.
He is an Artist Spokesman for REMEDY LIVE, a teen focused crisis prevention ministry based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
MEDIA REVIEWS:
Spencer has received reviews in several industry journals and publications like
I Am Entertainment Magazine
All Indie Artist Magazine
Music Review Unsigned Magazine
Stars2Come Magazine
Disney Radio Club
Tween Pop Radio
Rivenmaster.com
Rising Magazine
Temperance Youth Magazine
and other publications in and around the Midwest USA.

AWARDS:
Best Underground Artist Nomination (2015) - We Love Music Awards
BILLBOARD #1 - Best Emerging Artist (Dec 2014)
Back to back nominations (2012 and 2013) for Indie Pop Artist of the Year (AI Music Awards in Los Angeles).
Awarded Best Emerging Artist at the Lifelight Music Festival in Bethany, Missouri in June 2013. The win earned him main-stage performance in 2014.
RADIO:
The title track to his first full album project "RUNWAY" is played on Hot AC format radio in the United States (Dec 2014).
His music can be heard on FM stations in Sydney, Australia (R2DJ & Triple H), Chile (Canal 95), KGUP FM in L.A., The UK, France, and Croatia, and several online radio stations.
To learn more about him, view his PRESS KIT using the link on his website at www.spencerkanemusic.com.