Our Sound:
Roots rock, indie, folk-influenced, white soul, retro; ultimately the listener will decide what label(s) apply.  We take the lyrics pretty damned seriously (at least the lyricist does), and we work to create soul stirring compositions that stay with you, make you want to dig in a little. Intelligent, melodic, listenable rock songs with strong melodies, crisp guitar, and rollicking keyboards.  Toss in some horns and strings and plenty of heart.

Our History:
Cleveland, back in the stone ages. The early 1980's. Dark and dusty warehouses, long rehearsals, no money and trying to play only original music in a town with very few venues straying from a cover band format, especially with no local connections and certainly no pedigree. Modern music was hitting the radio. MTV had stumbled across its video format.  We had real drums, a battered Wurlitzer electric piano, a couple of battle scarred fender amps and no ability or desire to play synth bass or a drum machine.
A band with three core members (keyboards, guitar and vocals) begins assembling original works.  Ill-paid live performances, wallet-emptying studio projects and a revolving cast of support musicians straight out of The Commitments come and go. After a few years of long rehearsals, late night trips to Irv's Deli and lots of very bad attempts at humor, the trio becomes a duo (the duo made this dubious mistake, but it has finally been rectified by the time of this writing). An ever-changing crew of characters join us for more studio sessions (whenever money other than that earmarked for rent was available) and the occasional 'live' performance.
Every so often an independent label (usually very obscure and very far away, like that out of town girlfriend no one ever seemed to meet) picks up one of our cuts for a compilation CD. Thus our songs were often re-produced in dark, damp, probably ancient and leaky cellars throughout Europe, selling literally dozens and dozens of recordings across the globe!
One day a very small indie label from deep in the Carolina woods gets a hold of some of our demos and decides to issue a full CD of our work, but the true intent of this 'partner' appears to be to market us and other unknowns to larger labels. We agree on absolutely nothing; what cuts to include, song titles, the color and cut of our underwear during live performance. Working to promote any actual airtime, exposure, or distribution seemed to be out of the question, or more likely, beyond their financial or political means. We could certainly relate.
Oh yeah, we also have a handful of classic (and true, I swear) stories about A&R calls from Geffen, Inner City Records, etc. that came ever-so-close to a real recording deal. You know; the kind of anecdotal stuff that re-surfaces when you are hanging out with your ‘professional’ peers in a dark tavern after a few after-work beers.
After years of working ‘real jobs’, raising families, mortgages, etc. we could never quite shake the fact that we really missed this music thing. So our ragtag band of veteran musicians pull the covers off the studio gear, write and rehearse like we never too a break, and get back to work on a fresh new batch of songs. 
We hope like hell that you enjoy listening to them as much as we enjoyed writing and recording them.

Our Players:
Brian Stepien
The writer, the vocalist and lyricist.  The wannabe poet.  The self taught songwriter with no clue what the rules and mathematics of written music are all about.  Never learned them.  I just always wanted or needed to sing out all of the crap that fills this head.  The isolation, the observations, the home grown off-kilter dime store philosophy, the humor and hope.  Dale and I started writing together and eventually he just wanted to play the piano.  Can't fault that logic.  I was soon on my own for coming up with new material.  So here it is.

Dale Schmitt
Our keyboard player.  Piano, Wurlitzer, organ, horns, strings, bass, plus whatever effects we can dream up.  Dale was our version of a child prodigy.  Organ lessons from the toddler stage.  Piano as a teenager.  Surrounded by crate after crate of pop records from the sixties and seventies.  All of those sounds and melodies crowding his head.  I think he could learn to play any song he wanted to in a matter of minutes.  I was completely and utterly jealous of his ear, his fluidity, and his musical recall.  When you are stuck on who performed a particular song from long ago, Dale could always recite every detail.

Jim Monica
Our guitarist.  Lead and rhythm.  In the early days and once again at the time of this writing.  He has, over the years, perfected the art of defying the numerous  doctors who at various life stages have told him we would never play guitar again.  He has proven a veritable Houdini, escaping injury, surgery, the occasional stray sharp object or full sized vehicle.  Always bouncing back to solo another day.  He is the only one of us that never stopped performing live, in various projects in Cleveland.  His depth of style and substance continually grow.  Just like his vinyl and guitar collections.

Mike Docy
The engineer.  He has pretty much always been.  Certainly not exclusively, he has recorded countless bands and sessions over the years.  He is a scientist, an engineer, a multi-instrument musician.  He hears things the rest of us cannot hear.  We are forever grateful for this amazing ability.  He is blunt when he needs to be; he will tell you if something we just recorded stinks.  This is yet another very useful skill.  His long hours of listening and tinkering have been a godsend.  When he is working with us on a recording we simply stand back and watch while he guides us through another session.

George Hart
George was gracious enough to sit in on drums for our latest set of recordings.  He worked tirelessly to come up with a solid, tight, fitting arrangement for each of the songs he was tasked with.  We are humbled and grateful.

Soul Chatter is #Flyah




His name is Stuart Hollinger and he was raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. ''I come from a musical family that plays Hawaiian music. I've been the "black" sheep and don't play Hawaiian music and they still love me ! At the age of 13 I wanted to join a Rock-N-Roll band but could not afford to buy an instrument so became the lead singer for the band. At the age of 18 got my first guitar and a few years later I was playing clubs in Honolulu.  I learned the bass along the way and did top 40 stuff around town.  I moved to Kaua'i in 1984 and continued to play music for a couple more years. I then stopped playing for 20 years and had a "real" job.  5 years ago I had the feeling that I wanted to record an album. I didn't want any regrets and wake one day and say to myself that I could have , should have. So I recoreded and released my first album in 2013 called "Dangerous Crossing". It won an award for Rock album of the year in 2014 at the Na Hoku Hanohano awards ( the Hawaiian version of the Grammys).  I've released this current album December 2015 called "Endanged Species" to which I am donating a portion of my sales proceeds to wildlife organizations here in Hawaii and in the mainland. I'm also promoting awareness of the plight of our Wild life organizations.  Please donate and promote and be the one to make a difference !''



Stuart Hollinger is #Flyah





Lynn Easterly was born one of six children in Dayton Ohio. She grew up on country music along with Her mother who was also a country music entertainer, sharing the stage with such greats as, Red Sovine, Bobby Helms and Michael Twitty, And the great granddaughter of Italy’s opera singer Cecelia Boni. Lynn started singing at the young age of three years old and by age ten had her own band. Her family moved to Naples Florida where she joined the Florida Country Music Association and won the state award of female vocalist and was the first female in the F.C.M.A. to win the entertainer of the year award. She later joined the Orange Blossom C.M.A. where she collected numerous 1st place female vocalist and entertainer awards, which brought her to the North America Country Music Association International where she also won the title of Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the year. Thus pushing her music career to a professional level. Lynn then went on to win 1st place in one of Loretta Lynn’s talent search competitions where she caught the eyes and ears of Jess McEntire, who then tucked Lynn under his wing guiding her on her first album release , known as the Tough Go Shopping. Lynn has not had an easy road on her trip to fame. She has battled her way back from three major accidents. Two of them narrowly escaping with her life. She is well known for her bubbly personality along with her high energy performance and ability to bring a crowd to its feet 

Lynn Easterly's ‘It Might Get Loud’ Set For Worldwide Release!

Get ready for some true country grit that will leave even the toughest, country, outlaw fan yearning for more.
‘It Might Get Loud’ by Lynn Easterly ft. Brian Harbin was written by Pat Kelley. The track is set to hit airwaves on April 1(st) and will kick off the countdown for her IT MIGHT GET LOUD (Official Music Video) that is set for release WORLDWIDEon April 5(th), IT MIGHT GET LOUD marks Lynn's second studio album since the international release of "Tough Go Shopping" in 2011.
The single ‘It Might Get Loud’ will premiere on CMT, CMT Canada, GAC nationally. It will also be aired on several local networks and via Lynneasterly.com
Known for her upbeat style and outlook, Lynn Easterly has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of her career. She is well known for her high energy performance and ability to bring a crowd to it's feet. Her commanding stage presence and apparent love of performing continues to win her an ever-growing and loyal fan base and it reflects in the thousands of CD sales that Lynn has sold off the stage over the last several years. 


Lynn Easterly is #Flyah






Matt Sampson, who performs as Samp, was born in Joliet Illinois but was raise in the Quad City area of Illionis and Iowa. After many of early days riding in that old Cadi with his granddad, Joe Sampson who was also a musician, listening to oldies and to his granddads old stories about him and his music group back in the day. it was then lil Samp knew he wanted to make music. years later Samp wrote his first record about not having his father in his life but still having a certain cool about himself growing up becoming a man.
Started in a group named L and Samp, teamed up with now popular DJ in the Quad Cities, L Murray. The two released two popular mixtapes before L Murray wanted to transition into a full time DJ, so Samp was forced to go solo. Since doing so, Samp released his first Mixtape in 2007 Samp " No Pain No Game" which was a nice start for his solo fame. Samp kept working and doing shows in small town clubs to build his up on the growing social media outlet Myspace. Years of recording in multiple studios and doing small shows cause Samp a little while to put together a body of work so there was a little hiatus but in 2012 Samp's Cocky Balboa series was born, with his first single "Give Me Something" proved that Samp was back in rare form. Popularity was gaining again, then Samp dropped the record "Black Tony Romo" right at the height of controversial professional quarterback career and Samp's mixtape Cocky Balboa took off.

The song created a huge buzz and followed by Samp's "Bleed" He became a Independent Titan in the Midwest musically. Cocky Balboa 2 is on the verge of being released with singles "Pop" featuring Paypuh "Go Hard" & "Improve" The mixtape is already proving to be a classic by an artist who continuing to show orginiality and stand out in a business that become more and more over saturated (hip hop) with biters and style jackers. Samp has Now and Later.

Samp has Now & Later





 Temple of Switches is from the Central Coast of California. The core members, Kevin McConnell(keys and vocals), Jay Heffner(drums) and Mike Monda(guitar and backing vocals) have known each other for decades and had played music together in "Jam" bands back in the late 70's and early 80's.  The three reunited in mid-2012 to create what is now Temple of Switches. 
       The two primary writers Kevin and Mike are on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to their approach to music. Mike likes the dark and dissonant and would rather not play at all than compromise. Kevin on the other hand is perfectly at home in the pop genre with a desire to appeal to the millions.
        Lyrically Mike draws from pain and sadness and typically paints a cloudy picture whereas Kevin is the inspiring optimist with his fist in the air. On songs like "Desert Sands" and "The Positive side (part two) there is almost an outright conversation between the two where the song dwells on the sad and hopeless until Kevin steps in to let us know that it's not that bad, and that everything will be alright in the end.
        The result is a perfect blend of dark and beautiful, melodic and dissonant, power and finesse. Decidedly retro sounding with rich Hammond organ tones through a gritty old Leslie, and every guitar sound in the book. 
        For the rhythm section, Jay's approach to drumming is powerful and at the same time complex and full of creative fills (Neal Peart fans take note). Since the bands inception a few years ago finding the right bass player had been quite a dilemma, cycling through more than a handful of people, with Mikes brother Joe traveling over 300 miles to fill in when needed, and eventually recording the bass tracks for their debut CD.



Temple of Switches very unique





Florida born and Carolina raised, Rikki Dee Hall has rocked audiences from the east coast to the west. From an early age he has shared the stage with such musical legends as: The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, Humble Pie, Marshall Tucker, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and ZZ Top to name but a few. 

Hall cites Lonnie Mack, Cub Koda, Albert King, Kim Simmons and Eric Clapton as major influences on guitar. In the same breath he names John Fogerty, Bob Seger, and Steve Marriott as his main influences as a songwriter and singer.
Bones Malone shares the guitar duties with Hall and is from parts unknown. Malone has been playing music since 1969 and lists his influences as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh and Lowel George. His soulful slide guitar is featured on many of the songs that The VooDoo Hawks play.

Holding the bottom down is bassist Chris DeMott, formerly of Bud Grover Railroad. Chris hails from San Diego, California and over the years has opened for such artists as The Nixons and Kansas. With his influences ranging from Paul McCartney to Les Claypool, Chris brings a hard-edged feel to the band’s blues rock sound.

Rounding out the band's line-up is drummer Rosendo Rodriguez. He proudly claims his influences as Don Brewer, John Bonham & Michael Shrieve. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rosendo has developed his own unique style that’s adds much to the heart and soul of the Voodoo Hawks. His abilities as a rock solid drummer make a perfect match for Chris's bass prowess and together they form a powerhouse rhythm section. 

Since the band’s formation they have opened the show for such artists as Blackberry Smoke, Tab Benoit, James Cotton, Dick Dale, Bernard Allison, Leon Russell, Omar & The Howlers, The Derek Trucks Band, Savoy Brown, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. The band has performed at such festivals as the Pikes Peak Blues Fest, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Tejon Street Bike Fest and The Colorado Rock & Blues Festival. Together these fine musicians form an incredible musical unit that has been road-tested to a fine-tuned machine.

The VooDoo Hawks with Quicksand

Anna Varga is a reincarnation of Old Hollywood. Her soulful jazz singing and excellent accompanists will add elegance and style to your special event. 

Anna started singing as a child in a Baptist church in St. Louis, competing with other children for candy. She was hired to perform singing telegrams and to perform on a showboat on the Mississippi riverfront as a teen. She moved to Chicago to study at the Bloom School of Jazz and performed at the famed Checkerboard Lounge on Chicago's South Side "The birthplace of Chicago Blues". She was then accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she studied Shakespeare and performed as a theatre actress. Upon return to the States, Anna settled in New York. One night she got up and sang at The Lenox Lounge in Harlem on a dare. Soon she found herself being invited to sit in with various Jazz players around the city. On the scene she met the Alex Levin Trio and recorded "Love For Sale' circa 2011. The quartet has expanded into a sextet and is currently working on a Bossa Nova album.




Anna Varga is #Flyah





Resilient:

Resilient is a female-fronted happy accident that was formed out of the ashes of several other projects in the Philadelphia area.
The array of influences within this band is so wide; it could quite  possibly transcend the equatorial diameter most likely more than once.  Their music mostly encompasses an alternative vibe with an apparent affinity for grunge, punk, and prog-pop styles in their multi-layered arrangements.
The band is currently comprised of the cohesively uncanny sounds of Erin and Katie Fox; the inventive and clever stylings of blues-oriented guitarist, Buckminster Kellorgg; and is complimented finally by the silvery enigmatic grooves of bass whisperer, Alicia Dickerson.  
They've just released the first single off their upcoming mini-album, “Imagining Things” and look forward to its full release July 2016.


The Explosively powerful debut Alt- Rock album Imagining Things from Resilient is ready to be officially released for the summer of 2016.  With layers of serious depth that reveals tight songwriting, emotionally-heavy material and a tremendous edge that sets this Philadelphia-based band clearly apart from the-Resilient are ready to make themselves known to the rest of the world and this brand new album will have no problems establishing that introduction to you all. Gigantic, meaty guitar riffs and HUGE sounds rule supremely on Resilient debut record.  With their own special brand of twisted Rock Music branching out into progressive rhythms and heavy grooves-this four-piece released their title track and first single from Imagining Things at the end of April 2016 and are already leaving critics and fans alike stunned with the brilliant dynamics of their combined talents
Whether its the intensity of the drums of the powerhouse vocals, the adventurous guitar-lines or sweet rumble of their bass, Resilient has created music designed to leave a memorable impact on music fans worldwide.  With music insightful and thought provoking easily as powerful as the crunch of their sound. Resilient is ready to take the world by storm on Imagining Things or if necessary by force...

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Be Ready....Be Resilient...Be Imagining Things




From the farmland and gently rolling hills of southern Indiana comes the sound of a strange rock band roaring to life. Although there are many local bands which populate the bars and clubs of the area, this one is different. The songs are unique, the playing is of a style harkening back to 70's punk rock and reminiscent of 90's grunge at the same time. The theme of The Selects seems to be 'unique' as just looking at the members this becomes apparent. Front man and bassist Ethan Eck is a classic punk rocker, drummer Rama Sobhani is an efficienado of 50's and early 60's rock, and guitarist Matt Hutson embodies the power pop and grunge of the early 90's. The band's beginning dates back only a year with the break-up of two Vincennes, Indiana bands; Sonic Strike and Paper Sweaters. The three were united by their desire to make a brand of rock music all their own. Vincennes is now where they call home, a tiny, quiet town free from the urgency of big city America. It is here the punk rock/grunge music is made against the prevailing winds of country and southern rock in the area. Taking the stage adorned in plaid, punk rock and Big Star T-shirts they convey a message that many legendary bands have; this our music and we won't back down from it. Their new record, Fast Times at Hammerheads, is a taste of the band's sarcasm inspired by a disasterous gig at a defunct club in Evansville, Indiana. Although The Selects may not have known it, the hip-hop club in which three people attended their show will become a part of the band's legend as much as the community of skaters and punk rockers that have given their praise and acceptance. 



The Selects is #Flyah





It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence.
Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues.
Enthralled with music since the age of 8, this young singer/songwriter/musician instantly captures your attention with a vibrant musical soul and passionate control of her instruments, that reach far beyond her tender age. As she mindfully blends Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul and more, with her introspective lyrics, the message is clear. When you’re listening to Jackie you hear the “Truth in Music”.
In recognition of her dedication to her craft, Bestfan.com said “Venson is no dilettante, wannabe performer, however a real staple of what a musician can achieve when they put in their 10,000 hours for both musical schooling, and late night pub sessions for practical honing.”
Her live performances revisits what makes music so powerful: emotion and passion. She thrives without the flash, instead favoring a clean sound, genuine soul, and meaningful connection with her audience. Music is not only what Venson does – but also defines who she is and reminds her where she wants to be: performing.
Having finished her second tour of Europe and the recent declaration of “Jackie Venson Day” (May 21st) in the “Live Music Capital of the World” Austin, TX, there’s no doubt she has every reason to lead the way with the trademark smile that 

Jackie Venson is #Flyah



The singers that inspired me was from the Temptations; Eddie Kendrick's was a great inspiration because of his high pitch tenor, David Ruffin, who had that old soul of a raspy voice, Paul Williams, who wasn't afraid to take big risks, Otis Williams who knew how to come in with the harmony and Melvin because of his great bass drive.
I have no set sound; I love and enjoy every bit of music. I want to go above and beyond the peek of music. I want my audience to experience a life changing move of music. I believe
life is music and music is life. I want my audience to say to themself "Kenny Sway music inspired them to move on and hold back nothing from life". I want my audience to know, that my gift is from God, and when I sing; I want the audience to experience the love and heart of Jesus Christ in any song that I sing and know that we as one can make the world a better place for all man kind; living in peace and harmony.
My first song after elementary school, was a song called (Relax). I grew and matured in my music, performing in Washington, DC whenever and where ever I could perform with my band the Unknown; most of the time we perform on the streets of Washington, DC. My music has touched everyone and moved them in one way or another. I want to thank everyone that has supported me and those who continue to support me and continue to believe in me, thank you. Remember, your dreams are already your reality; for God I live and for God I'll die. Hear me, see me on Youtube-Kenny Sway, Instagram- kenny_Sway, Viemo-Kenny Sway and SoundCloud-Kenny Sway.


Kenny Sway is Flyah







Clast is a duo from Sacramento and Oklahoma City. The music they create is a collective effort grown from a long lost friendship rekindled from across the country. Kelly Edward Berger lives in Oklahoma, but is originally from Sactown. After years apart, rumors of Kelly’s death were extinguished when Tom found him in the Mission District of San Francisco, and brought him back to Sacramento for more music, but the time wasn’t right. 8 transformative years passed. They finally rekindled their collaboration through sharing tracks across the web. In late fall of 2014, Kelly flew from Oklahoma City to Sacramento for the first time in nearly a decade. Tom and Kelly played, wrote, and recorded each day of the week-long visit. Fiona Pulskamp joined in on a few sessions. Once back in their respective cities, Tom and Kelly curated, recorded, and experimented with each chosen song. Working individually or sharing screens, shipping files back and forth (each adding or removing pieces) and always discussing the vision for each track. Clast released their debut E.P. Tell Me A Story (2015), and their full length album, Feel Free (2016). Clast’s heart-filled songs disclose their individual revelations of overcoming suffering by embracing compassion, and creating a life of meaning. This is music out of necessity, so Clast is here to stay. 




Clast a duo from Sacramento and Oklahoma City.







Troy Lindsey’s Emotive Wanderlust

Finding inspiration in one place isn’t rare, but the gift of travel can open up the creative doors to an endless amount of possibilities. Singer-songwriter Troy Lindsey has been lucky enough to land a day job that allows him to see the world, but when he’s not clocked in working on Sikorsky skycranes, he’s making music with emotion at the core. Anything can be a trigger, whether it’s the way the sky turns orange, a hotel room in Japan or firefighting down under, Lindsey has seen it all and has been triggered by those and more as he works on his upcoming sixth album. 

Following up 2014’s Cold Emotion, Lindsey’s upcoming album will be produced by Scotty Schultz and feature a diverse cascade of songs, along with a duet with country singer Eden Moody. That diversity comes from the music he grew up on. Waylon Jennings taught him how similar rock and country could be. He says, “The grit and stories were just tough and the emotion felt real while still rocking and not putting me to sleep.” While Jennings was a lesson in genre, Neil Young and Bob Dylan showed him the importance of storytelling through song. Which is what he always tries to employ as he writes about his travels whether they be about the few weeks he spent in the jungles of Peru, or some other adventure he’s been on. 

Like the time he was in Russia and was trying to fill the gap between cultures and penned “Cold Emotion.” It’s not always about the emotions felt when abroad, as “Dark Hour” came from witnessing all the school shootings in the states, and then there’s “Runners.” A song that has yet to be released, Lindsey assures listeners will know what it’s about from the start with the line, “Runners were born for losing, and losers were born for running, I find myself in the middle, of it all again.”

Troy Lindsey has been lucky enough to travel the world thanks to his day job, and through that and his other adventures - he’s been moved emotionally to write about his escapades and put them to song. Most of which can be found on his previous five albums, as well as on his upcoming release. 

Troy Lindsey & Eden Moody is Flyah




Matt Coleman is originally from Amityville, New York, but has recently moved to New York City to build his Musical Career Early on he was inspired by music through intrigue of its persuasion of emotion because some times out of curiosity he would wonder how come this song makes me cry or happy and why listen to it and how come music is so therapeutic. Many events lead him to music early on as a way to escape bad feelings to good feelings or cope with loss of loved ones by escaping from his situation by reminiscing good thoughts. As of today it keeps me focused and positive to strive for excellence . The following was written by Matt Coleman. I choose to do this and will succeed at doing this and hope my music can share pieces of my life to help others understand me better through being passionate with my songs. My favorite artists are Vanessa Carlton mainly her "Be Not Nobody" album songs, mainly to this day helps me cope for it is the first songs i used to relax with and cope with death and through trials and tribulations of mine in it brings back memories of when i graduated high school and went to college to better my life . The second is Cassidy; I'm a huge fan of his business sense; on how he takes situations in, capitalize on them and my cousins' Lil Group. He was the first to help me lay a hook, first song in understanding of business aspect in a lil of the music industry. Matt coleman's song " Love You Like I Do " , caught the attention of Tommcat Records label owner Simone Beckett. Matt's song will be going out to 5,000 radio stations worldwide, worldwide distibution with up to 700 digital stores and ongoing promotion and publicity to advance his career. Please feel free to contact Matt, sign up for a newsletter, buy a track or post a link to this site on Facebook, Twitter or other site with your good news about him.

Matt Coleman - Crazy about you





Forbidden Planet is a 4-piece instrumental band dedicated to boldly exploring the uncharted terrain of genre-bending progressive rock. With an aural salad spanning neo-classical, rock, grunge, jazz, ambient and all shades of metal, Forbidden Planet draws inspiration from the rich and varied musical history of our species to dredge the depths of the subconscious and call upon the Monsters from the Id.
Forbidden Planet’s debut album “From the Bedroom to Oblivion: Two Decades of Obscurity”. Released in October 2015, the album has recieved glowing reviews both locally in Singapore and abroad. Chris Ang, writing for one of Asia’s most loved online magazines, Bandwagon included the album in the Industry picks for ‘Best Albums of 2015’ calling it a “hidden gem”.
U.K. music blog site, Ready To Rock wrote “Forbidden Planet balance musical and compositional excellence, with just enough mystery to keep us coming back for more. This is an excellent album that I unhesitatingly recommend for prog rock and guitar fans in general”. Radio Heatwave, one of Singapore’s largest internet radio station said, “The album is by far the best balancing act since Joseph Gordon Levitt in The Walk, as at no point in the album does one invade the musical space of the other, and the most prime example of this in the album would have to be its musical apex, “Put On The Suit”. Online Music magazibe Moshin Mag posted, “a solid and thoroughly impressive debut album 
with balanced sounds and powerful instrumental skills”. 

Forbidden Planet is a 4-piece instrumental band



The Meller story may be true...... Pop-duo formed in 1964. Members: Ron Meller (artist name), b.1948 and Dan Martin, b. 1949. Ron: vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drums Dan: vocals, organ, bass, percussion, arrangement. There were several different band members, including family and friends, but they never became regular members. They were discovered when they played school concerts in Norway, and were especially known for their harmony singing. They were invited to be the opening act for the Rolling Stones in Oslo in 1965. When their parents thought this was not appropriate, the Pussycats became the warm up act for the "Stones". Eventually they obtained a record deal and the first single, "Why did you have to go?" became a hit in their home country in February 1966. They sought their fortune in London in the summer of the same year, and the second single, "Let me tell you," went straight to the top in England. Their success continued through the 60s with the highlight being when "Condition of Love" topped both the charts in UK and US late in 1967. Ron has said that George Harrison was inspired by his slide guitar on "It's Alright" in 1969, a studio-live song from 20 July that year, hours before the moon landing. Internal strife beset the first half of the seventies. In 1974 there were rumours of a collaboration with other artist like Elton John, 10cc and the ABBA guys, but this was nothing more than rumours. The Meller Band had new hits in the late 70s and debuted with film music. In the 80s their music style changed, as did the rest of the pop world . In the 90's music was again simple with clear references to the 60s. In the new century, it is still the simple melodies that dominate, but with symphonic elements, and they became a role model for Coldplay. It started fifty years ago and they still manage to conjure up new pop hits! Two "greatest hits" collections are under way, "Volume one 1966 - 1983" release in 2015. "Decades of number one hits 1966 -1983", 10 smash hits: 1) Why did you have to go? 

(1966) 2) Let me tell you (1966) 3) Condition of love (1967) 4) It's alright (1969) 5) My time (1971) 6) Playing this game (1976) 7) Get into (1977) 8) Harmony (1978) 9) Summer by the sea (1982) 10) This place (1983)

THE MELLER BAND with a Disco Classic






Yamil Lebron was born on March 20, 1982 in Dugway, UT. In literal terms, he's a Military brat. Yamil Lebron was raised in Stuggart and Darmstadt Germany were he spent most of his childhood years before finally residing in Killeen, TX with his two beautiful children. Due to his family's Military background, Yamil Lebron saw and was embraced by many beautiful cultures including the south region being more influential to his upbringing. Living in Alabama, Huntsville and Montgomery to say the least, also spending time in San Juan y Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Ft. Polk Louisiana and yet finding a place to call home. Killeen/Ft. Hood was his final destination to where he pursued a higher education to be fully committed in earning his Bachelors of Science from Tarleton State University emphasizing on Kinesiology and Business Administration in 2008.
1993 is when he fell in love with HIP-HOP purchasing his first album, 36 Chamber's by Wu-Tang Clan. He then proceeded to buy more American music a few times a week adding to his collection. Influenced by all nine members from the historic group Wu-Tang, he then began to magnetize his ears towards the East Coast emcees, including Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-ONE, Nas, Heavy D, Naughty by Nature, Redman, Queen Latify, Mc lyte, Biggie, Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def to name a few. He strongly believes that Brooklyn, New York weighs in as the top notch emcees. He then gravitated his ears towards the West Coast to where he was influenced by the vivid pictures displayed by most of the Emcees including, 2Pac, Snoop Dog, The Dog Pound, Mack 10, N.W.A., Mc Eight, just to name a few. His biggest influence came from the sound and vibe that the West Coast were creating at that time. The South is where everything came together musically for him. Influenced by Scarface, Willie D, MJG, Eightball, OutKast, Three Six Mafia, K-Rino, Z-Ro, S.U.C, and Slim Thug just to name a few.
Joe Budden is his biggest inspiration cause he finally found someone displaying the feelings he felt inside. And that's where Yamil Lebron picked up the pen and the pad to display that passion is parallel to pain.
Yamil Lebron is giving you hip hop soul and blues in a rap form. Originality is key! Raw honesty and emphasizing a vivid picture displaying passion so parallel to pain. He insists that his voice is for those who feel exactly how he feels so that fans who are able to relate with no hesitation can have a bond with an artist. Reality, pure emotions, honesty, being personal, authentic, and true is what Yamil Lebron is representing.




Yamil Lebron with a Rock Rap Record