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Mike Thompson - Little Dreamer #Flyah Review

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 …

Hazy Shea - Golden Gatez #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 …

Nick de la Hoyde - Hold Me Close #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 in…

Kevin Campbell - Only When It Feels Good #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!…

Dr. Optimiser - Tremor #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…

the15th - Apparition Party #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 s…

Erica Jennings - You Never Know #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”. Th…

Collins & Streiss - Cornerstones #Flyah Review

Collins and Streiss are a Canadian duo from the Toronto area. Formed in the summer of 2013. Their musical style covers a broad range of genres such as Folk, Rock, Alternative, Indie, and Jazz
"Cornerstones" is the first release by Canadian duo Collins and Streiss. It's a four song EP and touches upon a couple genres of music such as Acoustic Ballad, Jazz, Alternative and Rock.
"Saturday Night" ft. Steve Wingfield is a feel good guitar playing track that can be put in rotation heavily and a blend of rock and jazz elements brings the ensemble complete. 

King George - Try #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 l…

Gerry Hyde - Christmas in Kentucky #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…

CK Morgan - Facebook Love #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 lea…

Dominique De Beau Flyah Review

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 …

Thrillkiller - the King of 1984 #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 …

Mr. Envi - Rubber Checkz #Flyah Review

In 2001 Mr. Envi’ started releasing mixtapes locally catching the attention of a local radio personality at 107.5FM in Uniontown, Alabama, where he’s originally from. This soon led him to his first single “Break His Jaw”, to be aired on local radio. Shortly after, he moved to Louisiana where he felt he’d have a better opportunity to break out nationally. 

Mr. Envi’ released his first album “Rydaz Redemption” in 2011. The album debuted at #3 on the CMJ National Hip Hop Add Charts. Rydaz Redemption was later followed by two EP’s, “Kollaborationz” in 2012 and “Point of No Return” in 2013. He went on to sign a non-exclusive distribution deal with Oklahoma based Tate Music Group, releasing one album entitled “The Recap” in 2014. 
Over the years Mr. Envi' has either shared a stage or worked with many notable artist such as Juvenile, Young Bleed, La Chat, Shawna, Chalie Boy and Crooked I just to name a few. 

Bella Rousse - Wild & Free #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, Be…

Clarence Daniels - Wake Up Santa Claus #Flyah Review

Clarence Daniels reminds me of Nat King Cole and Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong in his tenor voice. Hearing him bellow a Christmas carol gives a spark of imagination, happiness, togetherness, enlightenment, and a sense of noticing the wonderful time of the year. "Wake Up Santa Claus" is a classic tune that can be spawned into many generations to come and fits in with other masterful songs related to the holidays. The orchestra composing its piece is what stands out from this feel good song and here is something to listen to whether under the chimney near a fireplace radio or on TV. If i had to rate this Christmas song, it will have to be a perfect 10.

THIS MUSIC WAS A BALL TO MAKE, HAPPY NEW YEAR BABY IS WHAT ALL LADiES LOVE TO HEAR FROM HER MAN.

WAKE UP SANTA CLAUS IS WHAT ALL CHILDREN ARE SAYING JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME IS PLAYED SO BEAUTIFUL BY NOLAN SHAHEED, THAT I WILL RECORD THE WORDS LATER. I'M SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THIS MUSIC.

Dizzy Box Nine - Oh Yeah #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 som…

Bigmouthben - Biznessman #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…

Danae - Good as Gold #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 Eur…

Teddy Hayes - LOVE COME RAININ DOWN Old School Flavor

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 bee…