Mike Thompson was born and raised on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. My travels have taken me literally around the world, but he always seem to follow my wondering feet back home. Mike love the slow pace, friendly people, and the connection with nature that you get here.
He played in lots of bands, from jazz, to country, to modern rock. When Mike wasn't being too hardheaded to pay attention, Mike learned a lot from all the great musicians and friends that he had the pleasure to work with. He would try to pour all of those lessons and a little bit of myself into everything he do now.
Mike like to read make things and take pictures; he try to be a good friend, a good husband, and a good father. Mike like how a great song makes you feel and love the energy of a concert. His approach to creating music is very straightforward and honest. He'll get an idea for a hook, a melody, a phrase. He would kick it around for a while and see where it goes. Does it feel right? Is there some experience in my life that I can tie to it? Is there something to make it be meaningful, moving, or even funny? If it resonates with him, it grows and takes on a life of its own. All that is left is trying to capture the thought so that it can be communicated to others. Rik Emmet wrote that music is "...not just a game of notes, it's the sounds inside your soul." Mike couldn't agree with him more.
Mike was thrilled at and fiercely proud of, how well the new album came out. Some of those songs have been bouncing around his head for decades. It’s been a fantastic experience working with the amazingly talented people that came together for this effort. The tracks all have stories of their own. While never intended, there are themes of compassion and caring, nostalgia, love found, and friends lost woven all through the album. It is where he is in my life. Dealing with the loss of family members and friends, the joy and hardships of raising kids, and the bitter sweetness of looking back on a life lived. Not every part of every song on there is about his life.
He was very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with several big names in music. My producer, JJ Crews, arranged for a local session guitarist to lay down the lead tracks for the entire CD. Before that could happen, he was killed in a horrible accident. Needless to say, we were all shaken. Once we got past the human tragedy, we had to find a replacement. JJ told him he would check with some of someone he had worked with in Nashville to find a session player up there. It turns out the "someone" was engineer Michael Wagener, whose credits include work with Dokken, Metallica, Alice Cooper, Queen, and on and on. He made a few calls, and Mike would get asked if he would like to work with Mark Slaughter. He'll jumped all over that offer! We sent up a few tracks for him to listed to and chew on. After a few weeks, JJ and Mike flew up to Nashville to work in Wagener’s Wire World Studio. Mark was great to work with. He brought in ideas and angles that really brought the tunes to life. All of which were recorded with Michael Wagener’s signature guitar sounds. Amazing!
Country star Collin Raye has been a friend of the family for the last 5 or 6 years. He has done several shows for varies charities we support. He would let him know that he was working on an album of his own and joked that he should come sing on it. He said he would love to and Mike thought that would be the end of that. A few months later Mike was chatting with him and he brings it up again. He was good as his word! So, we made the arrangements, he flew down to Panama City to record at JJ Crews’ Boogie Tracks Studio. We decided to do a cover of one of a fun song from Jay Ferguson called Thunder Island. To say that he was a little nervous to be singing on the same song with a guy that has sixteen number one hits is a bit of an understatement! Collin is a heck of a guy and a real pro. He took all the tension out of the room and it was a fun evening of music. He is a closet rocker, and really had it going on in the vocal booth.
While the average music lover might not have ever heard of Eric Conn, the client list of his Independent Mastering service in Nashville ranges from Ted Nugent to Garth Brooks. His final treatment of the tracks was spot on and makes them really explode out of your stereo.

Mike Thompson - Little Dreamer #Flyah Review




Hazy Shea is an Indie Pop singer/songwriter whose style sparked from the various music genres she was exposed to growing up. Although artists like Janis Joplin Lauren Hill and Lana Del Rey inspire her; Hazy Shea has a niche style that is evident in her music. Her single, "Golden Gates" combines her love for Psychedelic Rock, R&B and pop. With undeniable elements of funk as well, "Golden Gates" can be described as a jazzy funk inspired pop tune. Hazy Shea has been mostly compared to Lana Del Rey with the soulful sound of Adele.

When first hearing Hazy Shea's hit song ''Golden Gatez", I was instantly blown away.  She shows her lyrical skills off with such confidence and professionalism. The beat pulls you in from the first pound of the drums and the piano has a heavenly feel. The lyrics depict the mind of a Gemini lost in love and dealing with their emotions and split personality.   Sometimes in relationships you can feel insecurities and be torn into two directions.  Hazy Shea reminds me of Ledisi, Alicia keys and SZA with the calmness of Lorde.  Her voice and accent is a perfect match for the music.  If I had to rate this song on a scale of 1 to 10, I would definitely give this one a 10. I believe it has the potential to become someones favorite and if she continues, she will surely be a star with the right opportunities and guidance.    

Hazy Shea - Golden Gatez #Flyah Review


Sydney, Australia based singer/songwriter/rapper Nick de la Hoyde began expressing himself through music when he was 16 while pursuing a professional, football career in Barcelona. Music quickly became a driving force in Nick’s life and through that creative lens, he began to express his deeply personal thoughts of being a determined teenager chasing his dreams in a foreign land. This early creativity eventually won out and brought him back to Australia to pursue being an artist full-time. Growing up in a multi-cultural home with a Syrian mother and British father, Nick was exposed to many global influences which he weaved into his music melding his love of hip hop and R&B with electronic alt/dance beats together with introspective lyrics that chronicled a young, musician’s journey to adulthood overcoming life and artistic challenges along the path.  Nick and his long-time producer/collaborator/older brother Joseph (ZUZU) de la Hoyde, have crafted a sound that is simultaneously intimate, expansive and engaging. Now at 23, Nick has penned confessional, real life anthems such as Love Takes TimeThinking Bout You, Never Gonna Beg For It, By My Side and Changing that oscillate between moody, textured R&B and anthemic synth laden future-pop moments combined with a lyrical earnestness that speaks directly to today's younger generation.  Nick has quickly made a name for himself, cultivating a large and dedicated on-line following and becoming a powerful voice for youth empowerment and positivity.

Nick's newest installment Hold Me Close is his brightest yet. The track is filled with energy, from its pulsing trop vibes to the swooning vocal melodies - it has enough to lift into exultation and create a dance party of any situation. The single marks the evolution of Nick's musical style into one that is thoughtful of both the senses and the mind, continuing the sense of free-spiritedness that has come to define his music.  

Nick continues to cultivate his ever-growing social media following with strong numbers across his key platforms, most notably Instagram which now boasts 358K active followers and Facebook where his following jumped to 160k. Nick continues to focus on his social media through consistently engaging with through a consistent flow of unique, self-produced content.   

Nick recently toured Australia, supporting US artist MAX (Max Schneider) on his Meteor Tour. Venues included the Triffid in Brisbane, The Evelyn in Melbourne as well as the Bald Faced Stag in Sydney and Fowlers Live in Adelaide.

Nick’s music has charted on USA’s Billboard BDS Top 40 Indicator and Mediabase Top 100, Shazam (AU) Furture Hits (#6) and Australian Top 100. Nick’s videos have been featured on publications such as Billboard online magazine, MTVChannel V and mtvU. AusPop Awards finalist, in the category of Independent Artist Of The Year, 2017 Song ‘Thinking Bout You’ a finalist in the International Song Contest (ISC) 2017 for R&B. Nick has been featured in a wide cross-section tastemaker media, including Perez HiltonBillboard, The Source, The Huffington Post, Just Jared, PopCrush, UPROXX, Mechanical Dummy, The Examiner, All Access Magazine and more.

Nick de la Hoyde - Hold Me Close #Flyah Review


Kevin Campbell’s love of guitar and music started in a sixth grade music class. Unfortunately this love affair ended shortly there after when an incident involving his smart mouth, and an undeserving classmate got him banished to last chair for the rest of the year.
Abandoning music altogether, Kevin navigated the oft taken route of athlete-turned-professional mascot-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker before a chance encounter with a shitty guitar in Montgomery Ward reawakened his love of music.

Though a couch superstar, playing and songwriting came awkwardly for a while. Then when playing his songs in front of an audience for the first time, he realized that this was the scariest thing he’d ever done. Suck in front of people. His friends even. He was hooked.
Kevin's songs draw from a lifetime of disappointments, regret, relationships both good and bad, bouts of frustration, and some actual real fun moments.
If pressed to describe his sound, Kevin would most likely say, "Back off man! I told you I don't know!"  So let's just say if Blues, Soul, Motown and Folk did the deed and had a baby... And that baby was given up for adoption, and raised by a sweet lovely deaf couple that always nodded with approval, though they heard nothing... Kevin's music is that baby.
When not playing shows around LA or occasionally making short videos about monkeys (www.Nacho.com), Kevin can probably be found not doing much. Just the way he likes it.

2018 brings the release of Bad Things, the third album from singer songwriter Kevin Campbell.
With the goal of moving away from the folky blues sounds of his first two albums, Where Do We Go from Here (2014) & Different Shades/Same Blue (2016), Kevin set out to explore new sounds and take on more musical responsibility. This album was conceived, written and recorded in 2 months during the spring of 2017.


Kevin Campbell - Only When It Feels Good #Flyah Review


Dr. Optimiser is a producer who specializes in the genre of Electronica. When hearing "Tremor",  I find myself zoned out into a trance where the combination of synthesizers and orchestral sounds are blended and have a feeling of hearing these kind of sounds during a commercial, a documentary series showing the automotive industry or just a techno-based record played on the radio. Dr. Optimiser and his choice of sounds make him a creative genius; in addition to putting together as much of good vibration in each part from bass melody rhythm and chord, Tremor is a party starter. After listening to the track, it had me wonder about where Electronic Dance Music or EDM for short is heading to and the answer is that EDM is growing at a rapid pace and there seems to be no plans of stopping the genre or Dr. Optimiser for the matter. If I had to rate "Tremor", the scale will be a nine out of ten for consistency replay value and a knack of confidence exceeding to make someone feel good when listening to this jam.


Twitter: @DrOptimiser

Dr. Optimiser - Tremor #Flyah Review


the15th is an artist hailing from North side, CA. His taste in music is of the genre of Alternative R&B which consists of Heavy 808 bass in production. Here's my review on his single, "Apparition Party". When listening to the lyrics of this song, He reminds me of Usher mixed with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 by the way he croons his voice in harmonic tune and in conjunction to the choice of production style is reminiscing of Kanye West.  the15th makes and sings on this track which makes him a dual threat both in vocals and music composition. Some may feel that the vibration to the bass in the record is quite similar in holding a PlayStation or Xbox controller meaning they can sense the sensation all through the hands which is a good thing. Music is artistically evolving each and every day and the15th is trying to gravitate to an audience who is in need of grasping aspiring artists with great sounding voices. If I had to rate "Apparition Party", it will scale a score of 8 out of 10 for originality, charisma, for giving energy, and going deep in the song's message.


* Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC--UHe0Vw8wvW68XunhL06g
* Instagram: http://instagram.com/lovethe15th
* Twitter: http://twitter.com/lovethe15th


the15th - Apparition Party #Flyah Review


Timeless and direct, hauntingly beautiful and emotionally charged vocals, with lyrics that cover universal topics from the perspective of a modern woman. A love of different musical genres is a key part of her writing and performance and has become her signature style.
2016 she launched her solo career with her debut album “Leading me home”. Sold out concerts, main stage slots in festivals such as “Granatos Live 2016” and “Summer In The City” and opening for both John Newman and Róisín Murphy made it quite a spectacular year for the singer. The album was released to great reviews by both fans and peers alike. Songs like “Old friends”, “Hanging by a thread”, “You always told me” and of course “Leading me home” – have had lots of international radio play all over Europe, The United States and Latin America too. All these songs appear on her solo album which was released in June. She went on to win “Best Female Artist 2016” at this year’s Lithuanian Music Awards aka “M.A.M.A Awards”.
This redheaded bombshell, based in Vilnius, initially established herself as part of the hugely popular trio SKAMP, aged 17. Since then she has won every possible award, many times over and played every kind of stage possible both as part of a collective with SKAMP, one half of the duo “The Ball & Chain” (2011-2013) and as a solo artist.
Truth, authenticity and a journey of self-discovery are the ingredients to her songwriting and her performances onstage deliver that honesty and beauty to her audience every time.

Awarded "Best Female Artist 2016" at the Lithuanian Music Awards aka "M.A.M.A. Awards". 


In Lithuania, she's won countless awards as the front woman of SKAMP and one half of the sexy swing pop duo "The Ball & Chain". 



Launched her solo album in 2016 with sold out shows and great reviews. 
Writes songs / lyrics for other artists too. 



Currently working on a jazz album with producer Joseph Baldassare and her second solo album.


Erica Jennings - You Never Know #Flyah Review


King George marries pop melancholy with rock rawness and has been described as ‘The Killers meets Muse.’ (Creative Control Mag Feb 2014)
The bands second album ‘Love Song and Medications’ was nominated for best hard/rock album at the 2016 Independent Music Awards in New York City.
The album features the singles ‘Hover' that won the Best Thematic Award at the Australian Independent Music Video Awards 2013 and 'Broken Hearted Whispers’ that was nominated at Australian Independent Music Video Awards 2014 and Hollywood in Music Media Awards 2014.  
King George played Indie Week in Toronto 2013 and Canadian Music Week in 2015.

14,000 kms....From Melbourne to Tulsa...a duet...a love song...
Australian band King George return to the kingdom with a new single 'Try' featuring American artist Casii Stephen. Lead singer George Zois met Casii at the 2016 Independent Music awards in NYC. King George were nominated for best rock album (Love Songs and Medications). Casii Stephan won the love song category for her song 'I Like The Way'. George had already written Try as a duet but was waiting for the perfect voice to fill the spot. George says 'I wasn't actively searching for the voice at the time as I had parked the song for a while but once I heard her sing it just hit me and I knew I had to ask, luckily she accepted.' 
'Try' is availble on iTunes and all good digital stores worldwide.


King George - Try #Flyah Review


From ever since that he could remember, Gerry had sung with my mom, aunt, grandmother and whole family.  From the time that he could talk; Gerry sung.  He remembered loving Elvis Albums as a child.  Later on it was John Denver, Jimmy Buffet & Paul McCartney to name a few.  He have always been a fan of singer/songwriters.  He realize that Elvis didn’t write his own music, but who doesn’t like Elvis.

Later on Gerry was one of 3 or 4 boys who sang 3rd soprano in front of the high school choir while he was in grade school.  They were the finale when we hit our high notes having no idea what they were doing, but people seemed to like it.  It was Gerry's 1st public performance as he recalled; finding it to be funny how life events seem to move in circles. 

In High School, Gerry was kicked out of choir because he was a rebel and much too cool to sing.  He was very shy about music for many years thinking that was for sissies.  He used to try to confuse the choir director by singing with the other sections in the middle of his section.  Students could see her head turn sideways trying to figure out what was going on.  After High School, Gerry would apologize to her and they hugged.  She forgave him, so he thought.

While moving on to college, Gerry had found himself rooming with a musical artist that played guitar, drums, keyboard, and other instruments as well.  He was introduced to Pink Floyd too.  He was taught  how to play picking things up quickly.  His 1st song was Buffet’s “Son of a Sailor”, playing with 4 chords and not 3.

Gerry had got married & started a family. He would put music away for many years until divorce.  At that time, he dug his ole buddy out of the closet, and with no inhibitions or regret, he began writing a lot.  It appeared the rest might had became history; for the record, he never intended it to be that way.  Hearing music in his head, Gerry could pick out the chords in songs pretty much playing them on the spot.  He would dream music; In fact some of Gerry's songs were from dreams.  He would wake up and voice record the idea quickly going back to sleep only to find a ½ written song later on.  Gerry decided that he should take it up a level started listening to my music vs. anything else while hanging out.  Not out of vanity, as he just liked it better. Gerry has a day job and music became a hobby for him, one that he's passionate about.


Gerry Hyde - Christmas in Kentucky #Flyah Review


Frank Morgan aka “CK Morgan” was born in Germany and grew up in London /America Camelot Primary School, where he visited primary school and later also finished his biology studies.
CK has 2 sisters and a brother, for his family. His mother sings in a choir. She is the origin of Ck’s love for the music. Since the day he was born she was carrying weight on his musical development. The whole family still lives in Hannover, where Ck still feels at home.
All through his life music, has been an important companion to him and the core of his motivation. Anyhow, at the age of 10, friends brought CK to boxing. Some years later he started an international career and traveled all around the world. But his passion for music won the fight!
More and more music was taking up a high significance in his life – music at day, music at night, music is his life! So he crossed the lines and started his musical career.
During his time at college, he already gathered experiences on stage casually and used to learn exclusively while listening to music. Besides this, the German American Rapper “CK Morgan”, has played a significant part in the rap revolution in London.
His musical style’s influenced by John Legend, mixed up with elements of soul, Rnb, pop . Moreover he writes all the lyrics by his own. Among others, one of his most important messages is international understanding.
CK Morgan currently working towards his debut Album “A kings inferno” and Lil kim and other international artiste features his debut Album
He came into limelight after the release of his singles “Shake It Down” FT Mzbel and “Facebook Love”, both which received significant airplay. In 2012 Ck emigrated to the States and chose New Jersey as his new home. Today the successful Singer “CK Morgan” starts his wave all around the world .
People always love to talk about CK, but they don’t even know nothing about him. Sometimes it really hurts when people say stuff about you which aint true, but CK leaves it on this Note: “Never Judge A Book By its Cover Until You Have Read the Book. You cant judge someone without reading whats inside.”

NEW MUSIC: CK MORGAN FT. KOFI KINAATA – FACEBOOK LOVE (REMIX) Ghanaian RnB Singer CK Morgan has announced a remix version of his song Facebook Love featuring Confession hitmaker Kofi Kinaata Management says that the song is a “thank you” message... Ghanaian RnB Singer CK Morgan has announced a remix version of his song Facebook Love featuring Confession hitmaker Kofi Kinaata Management says that the song is a “thank you” message to fans of the act, for their endless support over the years. CK is reportedly currently touching up his album, which features contribution from US rapper Lil Kim as well as other international artists.


CK Morgan - Facebook Love #Flyah Review

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Dominique De Beau produces another hit with her latest single ‘Another I’
Dominique De Beau has recently announced the release of her newest track Another I, an upbeat summer pop track infused with elements of RnB and dance. The track is set to be released worldwide via all major media platforms on 31st October 2017.


The Liverpool based singer-songwriter achieved success with her debut EP 'Unforgettable', being featured on mix-tapes alongside Jason Derulo, DJ Khaled and Kid Ink, including a mixtape hosted by Iggy Azalea.

After sharing a headline slot at Notting Hill Arts Club with Ayo Beatz back in April, Dominique immediately knew she wanted to collaborate with Ayo to write a new release. It took a couple of months but after eventually finding the time in their hectic schedule to get into the studio together, the writing and recording process was quick, lasting only four hours long, and proving their musical compatibility. After producing the beat, influenced by afro beat and a club vibe, Dominique sang the lyrics 'e una cantena ormai' taken from the opera song 'Caruso' and this was used as a sample throughout the track.

The feel good party single Another I will be available via all major media platforms from 31st August 2017, and for more information about Dominique De Beau, upcoming releases and live dates, follow her on social media.

      A compelling sound with a nice uptempo beat, "Another I" is a song that has remnants of today's artists like Rhianna, Shakira, and Gloria Estafan; hearing this record makes me think of a time when tuning on the radio in a car or at home and this suddenly appears on the top 10 jams. Dominique's voice lightens the mood and doesn't stray from the narrative of falling in love. A consistent pitch of blending pop and R&B together in a piece like this speaks to the listener that this is a song many would remember Dominique for and will request this jam multiple times a week. I pictured the song to be a dancing one at first but after hearing the lyrics carefully it's more than a dancing tune, it is a sexy love song that fits in with the contemporary music already played on radio both physically and digitally. If I had to rate this record, I would give a eight out of ten for charisma, true to one self and expression both in artistic value and choice of direction.



Dominique De Beau Flyah Review


With the launch of their debut EP, Time in January of 2016, followed by their totally fan funded debut release showdown in summer of 2016. In 2017 the band released their debut music video for their single THE KING OF 1984 in July, followed by another single titled SAN FANCISCO MOTO which dropped in November. Performing on events such as MAGFEST, MAGSTOCK, Main Street Music festival, Thrillkiller has been seen on stages such as, Baltimore Soundstage, Merriweather Post Pavillion, and many others, the band has performed across the east coast keeping busy with an intense recording and touring schedule. 

After the ciritcal success of their debut album, Showdown in the summer of 2016, Thrillkiller was quickly back in the studio recording new material. Released in the Spring of 2017, The King of 1984 pushes the envelope of the band's musical crafting. Alongside the release of their new single, they have been hard at work filming their debut fan funded music video with acclaimed director Dewey Tron. After the success of their music video debut, Thrillkiller quickly began work on their follow up single SAN FRANCISCO MOTO working with acclaimed engineer, Tony Correlli. Exploring elements of old school funk, this is the most experimental and ambitious release of the band so far. 
"I can't think of anything that sounds like this" Gary Thorn, Shockwave Magazine
"If you are a fan of music at all, you owe it to yourself to give Thrillkiller a listen and meet your new favorite band of 2016." C., Metal To Infinite Webzine
"Thrillkiller has the chance to be the breakout band of 2016" Andy Davis, Heavy Metal Time Machine
"Every track, member, and part absolutely slays, taking a wander down through the different levels of writing and mix never becomes boring. This is no cheap mock up behind a single individual, nor a gilded lily." Si Marks, You Can Find Me On The Edge

Thrillkiller - the King of 1984 #Flyah Review



Belle Rousse is an American, Electro-Soul, Singer-Songwriter from the beautiful southern city of Atlanta, GA, who is captivating listeners from around the globe! Fans describe her as a lyrical storyteller with ethereal and passionate vocals.
Belle Rousse, which translates as "beautiful red head", was a name given to Belle as a young aspiring artists. The arts have always been a major driving force in her life. As a youth, Belle Rousse expressed through her paintings, singing in a gospel choir, playing in bands, drumline, writing songs, and dancing.

Belle Rousse
 is an American, Electro-Soul, Singer-Songwriter from the beautiful southern city of Atlanta, GA, who is captivating listeners from around the globe! Fans describe her as a lyrical storyteller with ethereal and passionate vocals.
Belle Rousse, which translates as "Beautiful Red Head" was a name given to Belle as a young aspiring artists. The arts have always been a major driving force in her life. As a youth, Belle Rousse expressed through her paintings, singing in a gospel choir, playing in bands, drumline, writing songs, and dancing.
In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career. Since then she has released two Albums titled: “Expressionate” and "Lovelost"

=Accomplishments: Music Connection Magazine (2), Broadcast on east coast & west coast radio stations, selected to perform in the Heineken Cities Showcase, Music featured in a film called "Boxing Chicks" from Tomorrow Pictures, Ghostwriting for other artists, voice-overs, modeling, and acting roles.

Belle Rousse has worked closely with producer Wes Green (formally of Zac Brown's Southern Ground Artists) to 
prepare for her now released Album entitled "Wild & Free". These very personal songs are a collection of her very best work to date. The songwriting in her new Album was inspired by her inner struggles and personal triumphs! A few artists who have influenced this project are “Lana Del Rey, Erykah Badu, Halsey, Band of Horses, Alina Baraz, Sabrina Claudio, Zac Brown Band, Carlos Santana, Rhianna, Shakira & etc, but with her own progressive musical style and perspective.

Bella Rousse - Wild & Free #Flyah Review


Dizzy Box Nine is a pop-rock band out of Southern California.  They play melodic, radio-friendly pop songs that have nearly instant appeal.  The lyrics are clever and tight, and the instrumentation is dynamic and full.  Dizzy Box Nine has been influenced by a variety of musical styles, over a broad range of genres--from Blink 182 and MXPX, to the Cars, Train, and Tom Petty.  Thier music is basic strightforward pop-rock with spashes of pop-punk sprinkled into the mix.
Singer-Guitarist, and band creator, Randy Ludwig, claims that this eclecticism is what helps give Dizzy Box Nine thier signature sound.  "We have been inspired by all types of music, and this clearly shows in our songs."  There are no fillers here.  Randy's motto is "start fast".  And, these songs seem to captivate, energize, and even, inspire--from the very first second of the record, to the very last one.  One thing is clear:  the debut CD from Dizzy Box Nine is a well-put together recrod with something for everyone. 


Dizzy Box Nine - Oh Yeah #Flyah Review


Bigmouthben is a motivational entertainer/speaker that uses clean hip hop to heal, inspire, and lead his audience.  He has a very powerful story of overcoming life's major obstacles, being crush on the back of garbage truck and surviving that, to overcoming a 17 year drug addiction.  Bigmouthben has a documentary produced by Georgia Tech Students of Atlanta "Came From Nothing" that further tells his story of triumph.  His goal with music is to engage the streets in a meaningful way encouraging them to have hope, seek better ways, and pursue peace.  He has been recognized by the Mayor of Atlanta for his ongoing work in the community.  His music is loved by the young as well as the elders.  One fan posted " I must have listen to Biznessman 100 times in the last 2 days"

Bigmouthben went from sleeping under a bridge to owning a convenience store 2 blocks from that same bridge. He promotes hard work, determination, positive thinking, and  Spirituality as the key to coming up!

COULD THIS SONG BE THE START OF NEW MUSIC GENRE - HOPE HOP?

(ATLANTA, DC., U.S.A.) OCTOBER 5, 2017 -At first listen, one might think that they're listening to another trap related hip hop song, but after a few bars it becomes clear that this is not your average get rich, get high or die trying track.  Biznessman is more of a "Been there, done that and here's how I made it out and up" song with encouragement to the average hustler to consider his/her talents. -"If you can make it in the streets, you can make it as a businessman." -Bigmouthben
Biznessman tells Bigmouthben's story of the rise and fall in the trap game. He ends up homeless sleeping under a bridge. Upon a spiritual awakening, he turns it all around only to become a successful businessman owning a store 2 blocks from the bridge he slept under. "When I get clean and sober, I became a biznessman." -Bigmouthben
Biznessman boast of being  legit when it comes to getting money. "Got a shop on the block, no more running from the cops, no more stop frisk and search, got a store full of merch, I'm a biznessman...Legitimate Biznessman..."
Bigmouthben penned the lyrics while The Cratez produced the beat. Mac Gram engineered, arranged, and mastered this wonderful inspirational banger.   Bigmouthben continues to pioneer his new genre of hip hop - Hope Hop.

Bigmouthben - Biznessman #Flyah Review


Danae is a pop singer/songwriter based in New York City. Her electro-pop goodness--much like chocolate, but for your ears--transcends the pop genre with varied production styles and nuanced meaning-filled lyrics.
'Direction', Danae's debut single, came out the same week as Beyonce's 'Lemonade' but the music lovers of HypeMachine sent the song to #39 on the Popular Charts. The next week, 'Actualize' hit SoundCloud and reached #10 on the HypeMachine Charts prior to it's commercial release on May 6, 2016.
She followed up the release of "Direction" with her singles "Actualized" and "Gold In the Dirt" in late 2016 and early 2017.  "Gold In The Dirt" has received a number of positive reviews since its release. The songs positive message about overcoming obstacles and pushing through has resonated with listeners.
Her single "Prove" was released in Summer 2017 in Europe and peaked at number 11 on one of the European Indie Charts.
Danae’s voice and writing have been shaped by her time spent living in Russia, Texas, and the Washington, DC area. After moving to Nashville in 2013, she collaborated with music producer Sarin Kuruvilla to cultivate the trending pop singer/songwriter genre in Music City. From there, she was able to connect with Los Angeles-based producer Phil Danyew who has toured with Foster the People, as well as Secret Road producer AG.

 ALTERNATIVE ARTIST DANAE PREMIERES “GRITTY” THIRD SINGLE, “GOLD IN THE DIRT”

After Hitting #10 on HypeMachine and Attracting over 57K Views on Her Debut Music Video, DANAE Continues Her New Direction
"DANAE is a killer writer. She knows what is great and didn't stop until we landed on it.  That is what great artists do. Never settle." AG (Secret Road, Artist/Writer/Producer)
"DANAE is a talented artist with a bright future. It was a joy writing with her.” Jesiah Dzwonek (“Cool Kids” by EchoSmith, Writer)

DANAE

Nashville, TN  Music City newcomer DANAE is set to release her third single, “Gold in the Dirt,” from her forthcoming EP on June 10th. The single comes from the artist’s anticipated premiere EP, Direction, which debuted on July 1st, 2016.
Showcasing a different musical vibe from her first two EP singles, “Direction” and “Actualized,” DANAE’s third single reflects on the grit of her rise through the music industry. Following the success of her debut music video, “Direction,” which released with over 57K views in less than a week, “Gold in the Dirt” promises to be a chart topper.
"'Gold in the Dirt is about being in the trenches; it’s a battle cry," says DANAE. "It gives voice to anyone who’s hit a moment where they must choose to push through one more challenge, one more inch of resistance, to get to the goal they feel called to reach."  
The first single stemming from a partnership with Secret Road producer AG, “Gold in the Dirt” pushes boundaries and is intended to evoke a sense of dreams being dragged through the mud, with sights set on a far-off goal. Unique to this track is the pairing of DANAE’s positive lyrical stylings with AG’s alternative production style. Fans of Imagine Dragons and Sia will not be disappointed. 



DANAE is a singer/songwriter based in New York. After developing a dedicated following for her past acoustic projects, DANAE’s debut EP, Direction, was released on July 1st, 2016--and transports her listeners through an innovative artistic adventure. Pulling inspiration from her childhood in Russia and early career in the Washington, DC area, this EP carries a message of inspired, fresh, bold direction in life--and represents the emerging pop scene within Nashville’s rich music tradition. To learn more about DANAE, visit Danae.co. Follow DANAE on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. (Use the hashtag #DANAE.)



Sarin Kuruvilla is a producer/songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee. He directed and edited the music video for “Direction” and also co-wrote and produced the single with DANAE. Sarin is passionate about both the creative and strategic side of getting music to the fans. To learn more about him, visit sarin.us.
Adrianne “AG" Gonzalez, born and raised in Miami, FL, is a triple threat, producing, songwriting and engineering music since the age of 15. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, AG relocated to Los Angeles and began to make her mark as one of the few female producers in the industry. Her unique blend of diverse musical influences include M83, Peter Gabriel and PJ Harvey, and has led to extensive network TV exposure, popular television commercials, and feature films. Most recently, AG produced Ciara’s cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” for Lionsgate’s new vampire killer movie The Last Witch Hunter.  Published by Secret Road, and one-fourth of the band The Rescues (formerly of Universal Republic), AG’s music has been featured in countless TV shows, feature films, and on AAA radio stations nationwide, including Pretty Little Liars, The Leftovers, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, etc. In addition to her prolific TV & film career, AG has worked with a wide array of artists and songwriters such as Ciara, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, Jeremy Messersmith, BUNT., Natalie Imbruglia, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Augustana, among others.
Tone Tree Music is a distribution and artist management company in Nashville, Tennessee specializing in helping independent artists with physical and digital distribution. The company has worked with artists such as The Civil Wars, Holly Williams, Lindsey Stirling, Matthew Perryman Jones, Jill Andrews, Anya Marina, Leagues, Fleurie, John Mark McMillen, Audrey Assad, Mindy Smith, Jars of Clay, Peter Bradley Adams, Jillian Edwards, Ruelle, The Saint Johns, Nashville Indie Spotlight, Polyenso, The Gills and more. To learn more about Tone Tree Music, visit tonetreemusic.com.

Danae - Good as Gold #Flyah Review




The thought behind Teddy Hayes' video, "Love Come Rainin Down" is that the lyrics are soulful and somewhat a hip hop and R&B song. The video is very descriptive in every sense of the words Teddy sings about. The resemblance of Teddy's style is mixed with Al Jerreau Ronald Isley Rahsaan Patterson and Chuckii Booker, a combination of artists who are straightforward and on point in giving out their messages of love on ballads and smooth jams. Teddy wants to fill in a void of entertainers that is in high demand of making good music and this record does not disappoint. Though music is changing before our eyes, Teddy is not forgetting the old school in which is still relevant to this day and Love Come Rainin Down is a song that can be in rotation on radio and the video version needs to be viewed frequently to be added with the greatest. If I had to rate the video on the scale of 1 to 10, it will be a 9 for originality being descriptive and creativity.

This album has been a long time coming. Believe it or not, it has been something like 40 years long in the making. The songs on this CD represent a combination of love relationships and experiences that I have been involved with during the past 40 years starting from my early days in New York during the nineteen seventies. Sometime love was brilliant and other times love was a very tough road, but all it all it was real. 


I decided that I had a lot of love memories and that I wanted a way of seeing my past love life put into a kind of focus, so I decided to put  some of my songs inspired by my love experiences together that I had written and present them as a CD. I also decided that I had been through so many ups and downs with love over the years that I could be a professor of love-ology and teach a class on love and relationships, especially writing songs about love, so I decided to call the CD “The Professor of Love-SongOlogy”.  Song writing is one of those things that I believe has magic in it. No one can really say why a song touches someone. It either does or it doesn’t. There is no formula. For me I never had really tried to write songs in a technical way. I tend to think of a subject and let things come to me both musically and lyrically. Sometime it happens at the weirdest times. Walking to and from places seem to be the time when my muse decided to come out of hiding. For that reason in the mid-seventies I began walking with a portable had held recorder and now with smartphones, it’s even easier so when my muse decided to whisper a beat or word inside my head, I can respond instantly and record them.
My professional singing career began in Cleveland Ohio when I was in my late teens and I was part of a R&B show that performed in nightclubs on the weekends, That led to a weekly spot on a local TV show which then led me into the recording studio and then to New York where I recorded both with bands and as a singer for various dramatic soundtracks and really learned about production and writing. 
Sometimes the circumstances  in love are interesting and other times they are sad or funny in the same way that love can be all those things, sometimes all at the same time.




Teddy Hayes - LOVE COME RAININ DOWN Old School Flavor