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Soul Chatter is #Flyah

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 …

Stuart Hollinger 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 a…

Lynn Easterly 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…

2TALLIN is #Flyah

2TALLIN' was started by Travis Huff (6'8) after discovering his passion for producing and performing music that was different. My goal was to take it back to my old school roots but with futuristic new school vibes. The end result is music that pushes all genres of pop, hip-hop/rap, rock. Why 2TALLIN’? The name was developed 
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Samp has Now & Later

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 Myspac…

Temple of Switches very unique

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 dw…

The VooDoo Hawks with Quicksand

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…

JOSEPH CANNAVO is #Flyah

JOSEPH CANNAVO Joseph Cannavo is a rising independent singer songwriter hailing from Miami, Florida.  Cannavo is a new artist on the indie scene.  Cannavo’s influences are diverse and eclectic, harkening back to pop music greats: Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, and the like.  At twenty-two years old, Cannavo’s prowess is an impressive statement in the independent music scene. Fans can expect much more from this young pop singer songwriter, and they can connect with him best on social media such as Twitter. (Found below.) Twitter: https://twitter.com/JCannavoMusic Website: http://www.jcannavomusic.com/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/josephcannavo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joseph-Cannavo-563676373813154/

Anna Varga is #Flyah

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 quarte…

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

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…

Rich Lowe very powerful R&B singer....Really Powerful

Rich Lowe is a singer, song writer, dancer and producer; making sure not to disappoint. Rich Lowe started singing at the age of 14 as he attended the Brooklyn High School of The Arts. His music teacher Mrs. Charlene Corbett-Thomas discovered his talent and from then on Rich dedicated his life to music, sharing his phenomenal singing and songwriting talent with the world. In 2015 Rich obtained a publishing deal with BMG/Chrysalis. He is currently promoting his singles "Get Enough" and "Ain't No Sorries" which are getting much attention at the moment. Rich Lowe is a phenomenal singer and performer that does not disappoint.

The Selects is #Flyah

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 Amer…

Jackie Venson 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 s…

Kenny Sway 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 son…

Clast a duo from Sacramento and Oklahoma City.

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 d…

Troy Lindsey & Eden Moody is Flyah

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 rocki…

Matt Coleman - Crazy about you

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 co…

Forbidden Planet is a 4-piece instrumental band

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 roc…

THE MELLER BAND with a Disco Classic

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…

Yamil Lebron with a Rock Rap Record

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…