The Wild Young Hearts from Los Angeles, CA
 are definitely a breath of fresh air.  Listening to this album kind of took me back to a time when life seemed so free.  This music is inspiring, fun, and very time catching.  The first song on this project can relate to anybody that has been going through a hard time and feel like the world is against them.  Sometimes in life it feels like the Devil is your oldest friend.  I have been in situations before and doing wrong was the only way for me to survive, so this is a theme song for anybody that is going through hell just to make it.  The second song entitled ''Sad Songs'' was  also an interesting one.  I'm pretty sure many people have been through relationship problems that led to divorce or separation.  I think this is the type of music that high school students would have on their play list when they are in a rebel mind set.  Many artists and bands do not know how to capture the life style of the listener and I can say this band is definitely one that can.  Another favorite I have on this project is the CD Entitled song ''Hoodlums''.  It reminds me of music you would hear on a Tony Hawks pro skater video game.  I'm not a big rock n roll fan but I surely enjoyed playing this album.  The instruments are perfectly blended.  The lead vocalist has a great voice and sings his lyrics matching the tone and mood of the music.  This is something that many vocalists strive to master and I really believe this band is going to be legendary if they continue to write and record with such precision.  If I had to rate this album on a scale of 1-10 I would give this album a 10 for composition, delivery, subject matter and instrumentation.  I'm really looking forward to hearing more from this band and wish them well in their journey.



Wild Young Hearts new album "HOODLUMS" available now.



              Pauline Frechette presents her self on this song in such a heavenly way.  Her voice reminds me of great artist like Diana Krall and Karen Souza.  Her range is Exceptional and feels the spaces on the this instrumental perfectly.  The song ''Love in the Afternoon'' takes you through a story of a women who is in love with every moment with a person or could be used as personified metaphor.  The lyrics are very inspiring and full of detail that makes love seem like a blissful celebration.   Her emotion on this fits the mood of this ballet also.  I have heard many jazz artist in my life time and I'm sure she is natural performer.  She comes from a large musical family which shows in her performance.  I believe she could display many styles in her career without jeopardizing her legacy.  Being well rounded will definitely allow her to reach different crowds with the manifestation of legendary superstars.  The mixing on this track is excellent and genuine, which brings out the professionalism of Pauline.  If I had to rate this track on a scale of 1-10 this song would get a 9 for composition, delivery and musically fashion.  Check out her bio and song below   

BIOGRAPHY




Pauline Frechette is not just a singer/composer/lyricist. She is first and foremost a communicator - an entertainer with the humor and intensity of Jaques Brel, the musicality of Ravel and the spontaneity and theatricality of Bette Midler. And if bringing those diverse elements together seems an impossibility - or at least an improbability - well, once you understand the diversity of Pauline’s background, you can then understand that it’s not only possible for her to deliver the above magic, it is impossible for her not to deliver it. Because she is the music. She is humor and drama. She is delight and sadness. She is a blend of all that is beauty and all that is tragic. And that is why she creates music and songs that are uniquely her own - songs that defy being labeled.

But, if label the music you must, well, “Neo Classical meets New Chanson,” is the best we can do for now.

So just where did this Classical, theatrical, funny/sad person matriculate from?

Pauline Frechette was born in Hammond, Indiana, the fifth of eleven children in a family of musicians and artists. Her father, Lou Frechette, played the largest unit organ in the world for the Chicago Black Hawks at the Chicago Stadium. Her grandfather, Raoul Vezina was a trumpet player and band leader in Quebec and her great-grandfather, Josef Vezina, was a violinist who founded the Quebec Symphony. Several of her sisters, brothers, uncles and cousins are artists and/or musicians with talents represented worldwide in theatres, magazines, galleries and museums.

From age five, Pauline learned classical piano and violin, winning many competitions and playing in a youth orchestra. She was also drawn to the stage, playing juvenile roles in numerous musicals such as: Carousel, Sound of Music and Bye Bye Birdie. In her teens Frechette wrote and performed songs throughout Europe with the Showteens then continued her career in London where she performed at clubs including The Troubadour, studied acting at the London School of Dramatic Art and at the Bristol Old Vic and composed music for The Royal Pardon and Big, Fat, Hairy Vision in London’s West End. On returning home, she won the Foundation for Arts Scholarship and Farwell Award for three consecutive years at the American Conservatory of Music and was a finalist in the World Popular Music Festival.

While still enrolled at the Conservatory, Pauline wandered into the theatre where You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown was playing, hoping to get an audition. Just as the stage manager was throwing her out, Gene Perrson, producer of the New York Company, walked into the theatre. He ignored the stage manager, gave Pauline an audition, called the New York office and said “I’ve found Lucy.” And that was Pauline’s entrance to the Big Apple.

After touring as Lucy with the New York Company, Pauline moved to NYC where she acted in commercials, did voice-overs, wrote the music and lyrics for jingles, created songs for Infinity Factory, composed the theme for PBS TV, and performed her own music in NY clubs where she received rave reviews from the New York Daily News and Women’s Wear Daily.

Expanding as a composer into the world of musical theatre, Pauline was personally selected by Lehman Engel to participate in his famed BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. Later, deciding to venture into the field of rock Pauline renamed herself “Raven Kane.” As “Raven” her credits as composer/lyricist include: Skylines produced at The New Jersey Theatre Forum; Ataria, a rock-opera, produced by The Goodspeed Opera House and entered into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as a "Valuable Work in Progress"; The Adventures of Denton the Dragon, produced by The Celebrity Centre Theatre and the LaMirada Theater for the Performing Arts and released on CD starring the voice talents of Elliott Gould and Melanie; songs for Space World in Fukoka, Japan; the title song for the film, Mind Games; a new musical Survival of the Heart written with Karen Black, produced in a NYC Workshop by the late Marvin Krauss and directed by Pat Birch; Silicon Valley, created by Raven and Klaus Netzle for Teldec Records then performed by them in theaters throughout Germany; co-created the rock album, Vogue 2000.

As a singer Raven performed and/or recorded with many legendary artists on multiple gold and paltinum records. Highlights include singing with: her step-son BECK on Sound and Vision; MUSE for the 2012 Olympics; Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr at the Hollywood Bowl, Leonard Cohen, Cher, Diana Ross, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Alice Cooper, and duets with Neil Diamond on his World Tour featured on the CD “Live In America”. Her voice is heard on films including “Wayne’s World”, “Rent”, “Tigger”, “Land Before Time”, “Dracula”, “Mermaids” and “Aladdin.” The News World press said: “Raven Kane is a dynamic singer and brilliant songwriter-performer” and “Miss Kane exhibits a driving strength born of persistence and genius ...”.

In 2009 Raven’s music was performed by the Baltimore Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Her composition “Reflections” had its West Coast premiere in 2010 with the Traction Street Orchestra hosted by Kat Von D at The Million Dollar Theatre in Los Angeles.

After 20 years in the proverbial “trunk”, Raven resurrected her musical Artaria, created a new storyline for it and produced numerous readings in Chicago, L.A. and NYC. It was presented by General Manager, Seth A. Goldstein of Daryl Roth Management in NYC at the Baruch Theatre.

Now Raven Kane has come full circle to reclaim her real name, Pauline Frechette, and to create, record and perform her neo-classical piano works as well as songs in the Nouvelle Chanson genre emulating those of Jacques Brel and Charles Aznevoir.

Response from her first release on the Soundcloud charts, Song For Michael, has fans are calling her composition, “musical poetry.” Accolades from reviewers are similar:

“absolutely stunning” ~ Brett Stewart, Jukebox Podcast

“This beautifully crafted melody is nothing short of a modern classical masterpiece, and it is an indicator that Pauline Frechette is close to achieving ‘classical great’ status herself.” ~ Katrina Charles, Me, You, World Music, Publications

Pauline Frechette has truly come home to herself. Her music can be heard on Soundcloud and is available on iTunes and Amazon.


 

Pauline Frechette - Love in the Afternoon (feat. Stanley Clarke) ''Flyah Review''





 Robert Hunter is an American singer/songwriter and poet, who first gained critical acclaim following the release of his debut EP ‘Outta My Mind’, which was produced and recorded in Nashville TN. Two songs from that album (365 and Outta My Mind) achieved significant terrestrial radio airplay, which paved the way for ‘Afterglow,’ Roberts second studio album working with Nashville producer Dave Bechtel in the span of less than a year.

Afterglow features 5 songs, all written by Rob in his secluded studio, located a short drive from where he grew up in rural Danville Pennsylvania. His writing has been described as “intelligent” and “hard wiring after a single listen.”

For those who haven’t heard of Robert, or are perhaps more familiar with “the other Robert Hunter” - that’s because, like the beloved Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert is a self-described recluse, having written more than a hundred radio friendly gems over the past two decades, without seeking any recognition for his talents.

That all changed when Robert was approached by Zing Productions, and asked to perform an all original acoustic set, supporting their non-profit music education programs benefitting underprivileged children. That ‘one time’ show led to many more, including stages from Las Vegas to Unity College in Maine – all of which benefitted charities and non-profit organizations, including Zing.

Robert continues to play select venues in support of his album releases, and causes, typically drawing a loyal group of fans wherever he goes, hoping to hear some of the crazy stories, and spontaneously inspired lyrical improvisations, for which he is becoming known.

Now please read an important message from Robert:

AFTERGLOW is the name of my new EP coming out February 24.

This record means a lot to me. I lost my mind more than once writing it. This was always the excuse…one more line…one more song…one more trip to Tennessee – to quiet this need that follows me everywhere – to finish what I started, when I started writing songs such a long time ago. Oh yes, Afterglow. There is no better way to describe the feeling.

Since finishing the record, I found out that the one person who believed in me the most, as the music thing was getting going, Becky; my best friend; my chaperone in Nashville; ‘Annie’ in all my songs, and the sweetest girl I know – has cancer.

I thought hard about cancelling the release, but she wouldn’t have it. “Not when we’ve come so far.”

Ok Becky.

So I want you to know now: this means war.

Afterglow isn’t just a record, it’s the last thing we finished together- in the face of all the odds against it - before cancer became a part of our daily vocabulary. And she loves the way it turned out :)

Now I know that the odds don’t mean a thing. She used to tell me that every time I wanted to quit. “What matters,” she’d say, “is that we’re in this together, and trust me, we’re going to make it.”

Becky is the driving force behind all my songs, and the person that I am. She’s my Afterglow. It’s all intertwined. And if sharing this with the world makes her happy, then that is what I’m going to do. She is bold, tenacious, faithful, caring, courageous and kind. And I am humbled to be in her service.

And so now it’s war against cancer. And it’s war against the odds, apathy and despair – just as it’s always been. No I won’t care what the critics will have to say this time. Because we’re in this together, and that’s all that matters. The line is drawn, and we’re going to make it. And I know that if you’ll join, follow, share, send cards, or do anything you can, as I do my best, to give back all the strength she’s given, we’re going to win this one, for Becky.


Send cards to 514 N. Chestnut St, Millville PA 17846.

Buy Afterglow in stores, and online Feb 24. Presale begins Jan 6 on iTunes.

Robert Hunter - Gone for Good





Ms Gregory hails from the Eastern Seaboard, having grown up in Washington, DC, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, during a fertile period of musical innovation in the Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Blues fields. As such, she was surrounded and influenced by these rhythms, from a very early age. She specializes in the “Great American Songbook”, and her extensive repertoire of popular jazz standards bespeaks that upbringing. Her smooth and mellow timbre reflects an amalgam of influences that she attributes to the vocalists and instrumentalists who were the seminal innovators of jazzmusic, during its formative period. Some say her voice reminds them of warm honey. She considers some of her greatest influences to be Gloria Lynne, Dakota Staton, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Scott, Nat “King” Cole, Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta Jones, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, Johnny Mathis, Nancy Wilson, and Louis Jordan.



The East Bay Express - Lee Hildebrand
Natural Delivery "A singer is really naked in a way that other musicians are not."

By Lee Hildebrand
ROBIN GREGORY
Our writers tell you what's hot this week. The heel of Robin Gregory's golden slip-on shoe taps a steady 4/4 as she and pianist Bliss Rodriguez swing though "S'Wonderful." It serves as an anchor against which the vocalist subtly syncopates the Gershwin brothers' French-flavored standard. Swaying her arms while standing on the stage at Anna's in a tan Chinese-style tunic ensemble--a mop of casual curls framing her round, almond-hued countenance--Gregory draws the attentive listeners in the front rows of the tiny Berkeley bistro into the romance of her music. The chatter of diners in the back fails to break her concentration.
"We're having an intimate conversation," the Oakland-based singer says about this gig with only her pianist. The bassist and drummer with whom she usually performs are absent. She and Rodriguez, a blind pianist with an elegant concept of harmony and an assured sense of time, make for a commanding duo during a set that includes such other old favorites as "Day by Day," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," and Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll," which Gregory dedicates to the memory of the recently deceased Ellington vocalist Al Hibbler. Two from the '60s --"Quiet Nights" and "Watch What Happens" --are among the most modern in the singer's extensive repertoire. Gregory's dusky, richly resonant contralto brings the late Betty Carter to mind, though some hear Anita O'Day in her singing.
"I think of myself as a storytelling singer," she says. "I don't think of myself as someone who wants to manipulate the changes of the song and do a bunch of vocal acrobatics. I want to tell a story when I sing, and I want to convey emotion and touch people's emotions. These songs speak to me emotionally, and I feel authentic singing them.

Robin Gregory - Strange



Artist CASTELLI has her hit single “LOVE is LOVE” on iTunes and Spotify. The melodic, energetic and emotionally empowering single was written by CASTELLI and remixed by DJ Paige. Inspired by CASTELLI's real-life struggles as a member of the LGBTQ community, the song re-imagines club music as an outlet for cultural diversification and liberation. 
Fierce, spirited and deeply motivated, CASTELLI is ready to lead a career that will change the lives of people, challenge the perspective of the music industry, and support the message of diversity and acceptance through the power of her heart-pounding compositions. Born in Brooklyn, New York within an eccentric Italian family, CASTELLI has grown up participating in all forms of art including singing, dancing and composing songs since she was six years old. With the support of her family, CASTELLI built up a rounded background within the music industry including scoring the soundtrack for film and TV and producing and recording music at Cove Studios and Dream Factory. 
Nothing is more impactful to CASTELLI's music than her insight into discrimination within the music business. CASTELLI is a proud member of the LGBTQ community, and she grew up watching an industry which did not endorse gay or bisexual artists. Wanting to empower those who have ever felt deplored by generational stereotypes, CASTELLI took to writing beautiful, awe-inspiring tracks that incorporated the best of popular club music. Vibrant, catchy and lyrically heartening, CASTELLI is currently crafting music that's deeply inspirational and sensationally memorable. "Music is therapy," affirms CASTELLI, "and if I could help someone be stronger or move someone through my music then my mission is complete!"

CASTELLI - LOVE is LOVE - The Paige Official Remix



The Soul Exchange was founded in 2013 by guitarist Hans von Bell, drummer Benny White and guitarist Thomas von Bell. In 2014, the trio was joined by vocalist Erik Olofsson and Tobias Chevalier (vocals, keyboards etc). The band enjoyed success with their eponymous debut album “The Soul Exchange”, produced by the seasoned rock producer and studio engineer Mats “Limpan” Lindfors, released on January 20th, 2015.
In 2016 the band underwent some personnel changes, with Daniel John joining founding members Hans & Thomas von Bell as new vocalist, and also bringing in Benny White on drums and Patrik “Patte” Ekelöf on bass, that makes up the present line up of The Soul Exchange. With the new line up, the band has moved into a new direction, both musically and image wise, with a different modern sound and stage image. The Soul Exchange will release their 2nd full length album, produced by the renowned Swedish producer Magnus “Tank” Ljungqvist, on the Mervilton Records label in the fall of 2016. The band promises this to be a much darker and modern sounding effort, than the debut. Stating that “this is a new era of The Soul Exchange” and that “the band has found its sound on the 2nd album and this will be the formula going forward. Modern hard rock with a great portion of metal influences, and most importantly, the vocal arrangements and melodies are having a major focus in The Soul Exchanges’ otherwise riff oriented music”.
The phrase “It is the sound of a new world being born, and the louder sound of an old world being destroyed” has never been more relevant than for the new album by The Soul Exchange!



The Soul Exchange - Life Eternal - Official Music




The Motel Pines is an original alternative/indie rock band based out of North Texas formed out of the longtime friendship and musical chemistry of former members of Saints and Sinners lead singer Michael Carrasco and drummer Mark Starling. With the addition of bassist John Rowland and lead guitarist Ben Gaither who both have backgrounds spanning a wide variety of everything from rock to bluegrass, all of the influences combine to create a sound that is familiar yet fresh and unique. Carrasco's songwriting is not the typical boy meets girl, but delves more into the deep waters of life. Carrasco says his interest leans more towards philosophy and science, and that's just what comes out.

The name Motel Pines represents an older motel in an area where nice new businesses are springing up all around it. Not being phased by all the revitalization, it has stayed true to it's old school vibe. "This just seemed like a good metaphor for the band." says Starling. "We're probably way too old to be in a rock band, but here we are." jokes Rowland. You can feel some old school influence as the Motel Pine's music tends to come steeped with a heavy dose of 90s alt rock. Carrasco's powerful unique voice also shows influence from his early days fronting punk bands. Not really worried about influence or age, the Motel Pines just try to write music they enjoy, and hope you will too.

The Motel Pines - Circadianism





A computer scientist, music producing fellow, Yarley Geffrard was destined to bring positivity back into the world of music. A migrant from Haiti, who faced some of the dangers and hardships of his homeland from his youth, Yarley’s passion for music has manifested from his youth ‘til now. Holding degrees in audio engineering, music, and creative design, Yarley credits a large part of his passion [for music] to his upbringing. Starting out playing the saxophone in church bands and strategically holding his own in various school bands, Yarley has shaped and transformed his talent and is now ready to share it with the world.


When asked why he chose to engage in such a field, Yarley simply stated, “the soul and beauty that comes from music takes me to [Z-space]; a colorful universe within me, that I am only at the tip of exploring.” Music for Yarley is more than just a field, it’s more than just a talent; it’s apart of who he is and that’s what enables him to make his statement in this industry.


Over the course of several years, he has produced countless tracks and full songs, which have been featured on some of the top mainstream networks such as MTV, BET, Oxygen, and The Style Network. But it doesn’t stop there, Yarley has also composed for several high-end commercials including theme song for Frosted Flakes, Chevy, and Smirnoff. He has also been awarded the best ‘Mix and Master of a Song’ by the Institute Of Audio Research.


Yarley once said “in order to build [a] legacy, one must create something that no one else has created.” And he is doing just that. His ultimate goal is to show the importance of music and art around the globe, with the hope of helping those unable to explore the joy of creating music.


Though he has a few artists under his belt, Yarley is currently working on a co-venture with Martial Arts/Hip-Hop artist Zig Short, as well as partnering with the LuxtreauxTM Brands.


Multi-genre producer Yarley G who has produced tracks for a number of television shows releases the first video, Super Alo Fragilistic off of his upcoming music project. It's a song that carries a very positive message that everyone is "Amazing" in their own way. The video starts off with an acoustic performance with vocals by Gio accompanied by a warm piano and classical strings, then suddenly hits a spin with an EDM vibe over the famous 'talkbox' vocal instrument, which has been used on #1 songs by J Cole and Bruno Mars.

You might not know his name but you have probably heard his music on your favorite television shows. With credits that include most recently placements on CBS’ hit show Hawaii Five 0 Yarley G has been producing music that has been setting the atmosphere for many of the most memorable moments on tv shows. But now, Yarley has decided to enter the consumer music world to reach fans of his music directly. 

“Writing music for shows is wonderful. You get to help paint the scene for show, but ultimately the feeling, the mood, what a person sees is created and almost dictated through the show’s director’s eyes or vision. I always wanted to see what people would get from my music without the filter of TV. If it was just given to them or I had more control of the visual."



Yarley G and GiO Super Alo FragilisticNew Music Video