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singer/songwriter John Michael Hersey

John Michael Hersey is a singer/songwriter known for his sophisticated yet accessible melding of rock, pop, folk, blues and country. Hersey is first and foremost a storyteller, one who happens to play a mean guitar. On his latest album, You Got to Me, Hersey weaves a tapestry of mellow soul, folk-pop, doo-wop, adult alternative and roots rock. He has released five other albums of original material: Soup Du Jour (1999), Whirligig (2003), Mr. Lucky [with Speedo and the Cadillacs] (2004), How Am I Here? (2007), and Adirondack (2014). Hersey grew up in the small town of Franklinville, NJ where he fronted his first band, Shale. In the 1980s, he moved to New York City and got a job playing guitar with doo-wop legends The Cadillacs, for whom he wrote and produced the album Mr. Lucky. In 1999, he released the album Soup Du Jour with Miles Away, a song about the alienation and loneliness one can feel in the big city. In the 2000s, Hersey began to strut his stuff as a guitarist, forging his ow…

Bum$quad is Flyah

Ziggy B, Ziggy Bryant, was always influenced by various styles of music Rap, Old School Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Soul, & Rock.  From a young age he was drawn to Andre 3000, someone who would truly make you go back and listen to catch all of his intricate lines.  He and his brother RJ, who also is an artist and producer, would listen to their dad rap and eventually picked up freestyling.  So he started writing around 10 years old, and once everyone took attention to him, began getting serious and recruting his brothers, Bum$quad, to use the blessing they eventually found they all had.          Fat Ray, Ray Lipscomb, has always been a fan of Trap music & Classic Hip Hop found inspiration in his brothers and took to the music scene also. The first hook he wrote was "Use It" immediately showing he deserved the same shine his brothers got. Generally the comic relief, once he took the craft serious he took off running. Doing music with his brothers, Bum$quad, that he had k…

Em Jay Get Your Focus Back

Em Jay was born in Lake Charles LA, the 2nd eldest of four children who all had fathers except him. Mother was more interested in the street life and fast times than raising children thus he's always felt cursed at birth.  Days & Weeks would go by without seeing his mother thus when she passed when he was 5 he went to live to with his grandmother who instilled the Fear of God, Retribution, Sacrifice and offered Order in his Chaos.  Residing by the railroad tracks he envisioned how far he could take them to reach a better life, then his Grandmother died.  His brothers and sisters had fathers so he was taken in by his Aunt who eventually moved to Houston for a better life. During this time is when Em Jay began to bounce around among family and learned from the streets how to be a man...still wanting to get away. Once he made his mind up he finally left because he had nothing, no one to provide for him being that he was living with family, not parents, in a two bedroom home with …