Charlotte (Deborah) Cardinale is an Italian emerging singer-songwriter born in Palermo 21 years ago and then moved to Rome. Her passion for music started during childhood, while listening to David Bowie and Pink Floyd’s records with her dad. A little later she began studying guitar and piano; at 18 she began writing her first songs in English and shortly after started performing in the first Roman clubs, thus making her music known to the public. Her musical influences range from Amy Winehouse to Lana Del Rey up to Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Florescentia was produced by Maqueta Records with the participation of the crowdfunding platform Musicraiser. Arranged by Luca Bellanova and with Antonio Lana on drums, Gerlando Accurso on bass and Simone Battista on acoustic and electric guitars, Florescentia was mixed and mastered by Fabrizio Simoncioni and Fernando Alba at the DPOT Studios of Prato and Rolls Noise in Rome. Soon the video and single Dust And Tears will be released on the artist and Maqueta Records’ YouTube channel.


When first hearing Charlotte Cardinale's EP Florescentia I was blown away instantly.  I had to say to myself "this artist is remarkable!"  Her style is like a mixture of Blues and rock n roll and kind of remind me of Macy Grey and Jill Scott.  The band has a sound that would be compared to The Roots although they are not in the same genre.  Her lyrics are heart felt from the beginning to the end.  I can feel her perception on life and love because I have been through the ups and downs of relationships.  She has a sound that is genuine and her range is exceptional by all cost.  The Song that stood out the most to me was the second song on this EP which is entitled "Hands Together".  The way the guitars strum on this song really allows you to feel the pain and vibe of Charlotte Cardinale.  The instrumentation is awesome and the mixing is wonderful.  The music could definitely compete with the industry and win over the hearts of the listeners.   I have to say that third track "Monday" kind of went left field.  To me the upbeat tempo  throws off the feel of the album but still in all this is a great project.  I really was expecting something else when I first saw the name of this track because Monday's are usually mundane.  Maybe that sound is a reflection of her background and in today's time in order to be great you have to be different and pure.  If I had to rate this album on a scale of 1-10 I will give it a 8 for the lyrics, instrumentation composition and performance.


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A pop rock band from Lithuania formed by Justinas Stanislovaitis (vocals,guitar), lyricists, singer/songwriter, known for numerous performances on National TV and being an actor in international musical "Rent" production, directed by Georg Malvius and Derek Barnes. Justin 3 was active for more than 6 years under the name “Alive Way“ and released five digital albums. Our songs are aired on almost all national and some international radio stations. We had numerous TV performances and played at the biggest Lithuania festivals such as „Rock Nights“, „Granatos“, “Vilnius Music Week“, „Loftas Fest“, „Biker Nights“.

For many music projects what makes them stand apart from the crowd isn't just their talent, but also their passion for their craft. Lithuanian pop rock band Justin 3 certainly have that in droves and it shines through in everything they do, whether their original work, their cover songs or their live shows. In exciting news, the band recently expanded their reach, announcing the debut of their first high energy pop/rock E.P  “Illusion”.

“We're very excited about the E.P 'Illusion' and totally pleased with how it came out,” commented the band's singer Justin. “Our live shows are always amazing and this E.P captures some of that energy.”

In addition to their new release, another recent project of Justin 3 is a campaign on the crowdfunding to support musicians and artists platform Patreon that can be seen at https://www.patreon.com/justin3. By donating to their Patreon fans can help Justin 3 receive a monthly donation to help pay band expenses like studio time, equipment costs, and other essentials. For a young band on the rise like Justin 3 even small donations have a huge positive impact.

Feedback for “Illusion” has been very positive.

Christine C., a music fan from Boston, recently said, “A friend told me about Justin 3 because they know I love acoustic rock and pop rock and they thought I'd really dig thie song 'Illusion”. They were totally right. Awesome vocals and really uplifting energy. I can't wait to hear more Justin 3.”
E.P "Illusion" is available for pre-order: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/illusion-ep/id1206784945

For more information be sure to visit http://justin3o.weebly.com.

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CAMERA SOUL is a powerful jazz-funk ensemble, produced by Mr. Marco Rossi of Azzurra Music (Verona) and released and marketed in the Americas by Kathryn Ballard Shut of TIMKAT Entertainment (Denver, Colorado). Inspired by legendary horn line, soul, R&B, and jazz-fusion artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, The Commodores, Tower of Power, and Stevie Wonder, as well as neo-soul grooves by Incognito, Erykah Badu, and Jamiroquai, the group is based out of southern Italy (Bari), and led by veteran composer-arranger brothers Piero and Pippo Lombardo.
Camera Soul’s distinctive sound is further defined by the sweet and soulful voice of lead vocalist Maria Enrica Lotesoriere (Dress Code – 2015 and Connections – 2017) and formerly by Serena Brancale on the group’s first two albums (Words Don’t Speak - 2011 and Not For Ordinary People – 2013).
The group features a world-class lineup of studio and live performance musicians, including Pippo Lombardo (piano), Beppe Sequestro (bass), Antonio Tosques (lead guitar, 2015-present), Francesco Palmitessa (lead guitar, 2011-2013), Gianluca Cardellichio (rhythm guitar, 2011-2014), Liviana Ferri (percussion), Fabio Delle Foglie (drums, 2014-present), Mimmo Campanale (drums, 2011-2013), Daniele Scannapieco and Bruno Tassone (tenor sax), Gianfranco Campagnoli and Alberto Di Leone (trumpet), and Piero Dotti and Elio Arcieri (background vocals).
Camera Soul has released four studio albums – Words Don’t Speak (2011), Not For Ordinary People (2013), Dress Code (2015), and now, Connections (2017). Each album delivers powerful jazz-funk, neo-soul, progressive Jazz, and a mixture of genres that have earned the group international critical acclaim, as well as worldwide distribution in Europe, America, and Japan.




2016 proved to be another explosive year of growth for Italian jazz-funk supergroup CAMERA SOUL, which kicked off with the band's debut at the internationally famous Umbria Winter Jazz Fest #23 in Orvieto, Italy, in the province that shares its name -- and in the same mountainous province which this past summer would experience mass devastation thanks to several major earthquakes.
The festival, which showcased Camera Soul alongside jazz greats such as Kurt Elling and Big Band, as well as Portland-based neo-soul star Jarrod Lawson and The Good People, ended on January 3, 2016. Once complete, the group headed into the studio to begin recording its fourth studio album, "Connections" (Azzurra Music), set to release worldwide on both CD and digital versions on January 25, 2017.
With each effort since 2011, the group's leaders, composer-brothers Piero and Pippo Lombardo, strive to raise both the musical and story bar. With "Connections", their longest and most robust album to date, Camera Soul offers 18 tracks that feature five instrumental interludes and thirteen full-length songs, all in deep tribute and memory of one of the composers' unquestioningly pervasive influences: producer, musician, and co-founder of Earth, Wind and Fire, Mr. Maurice White, whom the world lost this past year.
In addition to honoring Mr. White, the Brothers Lombardo chose the album's title and theme, "Connections", to be a continuous story arc of human interaction that reaches into every track and delves into the various ways that we affect each other daily.
For example, on dance anthem, "Help Yourself", lead vocalist Maria Enrica Lotesoriere encourages her mate to 'Help yourself to find your happiness', as she refuses to be the sole source of it. "Black Cat", a darkly funky trip, evokes a Stevie Wonder-esque mood of people bowing to old superstitions - "A black cat / Under the ladder ... / A broken mirror / On Friday 13 ..." And while there are certainly tales of various "love connections" about, "No Such Thing" specifically relates an unwanted, first-date connection who cannot seem to "take the hint" that there is no future relationship to be had. After a month of pleading, the driving chorus finally demands, "Hey! / Leave me 'lone / Shuffle off! / Find a home!"




CAMERA SOUL, a powerful jazz-funk ensemble

 




When was the last time you peeled your ears back for a female rock group? In fact, not only are there very few female rock groups, but there is a cookie cutter standard for women in the industry. Individuality and creativity have taken a back seat to money and industry-defined standards and images.
But what happens when on the scene appears a group that cannot be defined or detained, embodying shear musical talent and ability? Matrixx of Domination, whose musical sound would mostly closely be associated with alternative rock, is poised to refresh the music industry by bringing uniqueness, originality and true vision back to music. Comprised of sisters Crys and Chie, Matrixx of Domination will return music back to its rightful owners, the true music lovers. With both sisters having musical backgrounds that span classical, jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, over more than 15 years, they were able to combine their varying musical and personal experiences into an album that not only entertains but teaches life lessons.


Matrixx of Domination is not an assimilation of the current industry’s sound and style. They have been gaining attention from music lovers across genres. The term “matrix of domination” refers to the types of oppression that all people have experienced, whether by race, sex, class, gender, age or sexual orientation. Matrixx of Domination takes this pain and not only expresses it, but brings you an unforgettable, rebellious sound that eventually furthers growth. Inspired by risk taking artists such as Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Alanis Morissette, Tupac Shakur, Madonna, and James Brown, Matrixx of Domination has a progressive style that infuses all genres of music into one exclusive sound.
No longer must there be a line drawn between rock and roll, R&B, pop and hip hop, as Matrixx of Domination does not abide by industry lines, rules or standards. Creative, bold, sassy, sexy, fun, what you wanted to say and what you hoped you didn’t. Matrixx of Domination is unlike anything you have set your ears on, but once you listen, you will never want to hear the “same ole same ole” again. Not what you have heard. Not what you have seen and not what you think they should be. These sisters undoubtedly live up to the name, Matrixx of Domination.



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Biography For the multi talented and accomplished Russell Lee, music is a true calling and a fundamental way of life. Embracing the power found when honest song writing meets professional musicianship; this hardworking musician has released three well-received albums, along with a new music video…and all this while entertaining Canadian audiences with the help of some very talented band mates during Russell Lee’s live shows. While living in Nova Scotia back in 2005, Russell wrote and recorded his first album titled “In The Night”. While receiving some serious radio airplay, it wasn’t only the music that found itself wanting to travel much further, and in 2008 Russell moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he continues to write and play music today. In September 2014, he released his second album titled “What Do I Do”, and has been busy promoting this emotionally charged and beautifully honest album. Not one to rest too long on his previous projects, Russell Lee went back into the recording studio in 2015 and came out with a brand-new Christmas album titled “Sounds Of Christmas” A current career highlight, Russell recently performed a full set-list at the world-renowned Dauphin, Manitoba CountryFest, an honor not many musicians get to share. This diverse country/folk/rock musician has been keeping busy reaching out to his fans by playing a multitude of live shows, which include venues such as Park Theater, the Lyric Stage Assiniboine Park, Fabulous 50’s Car show, and many others. Looking forward into 2017, Russell Lee and his skilled band are looking to widen their audience even more by playing many more shows in even further destinations, including an exciting return to the stage at the 2017 Dauphin Countryfest! It is not uncommon to hear fans of Russell Lee’s music mention the amount of heart and soul that can be heard in every song that he writes and plays, and when it comes to great music, that is exactly what is needed to create music worth listening to.


Russell Lee Country Music Sensation ''The look in his eye tells me its alot more''