Saturday, 30 November 2013

Band/Artist Name: OZON

Band/Artist Name: OZON
Album Name: Gone By
Website Address: http://www.ozonband.com
Music Style: Alternative
Influences: U2 


[Formed 05/02/2001. Before joining under the name of OZON all of its members had had considerable experience playing in other groups. Meph, in particular, was the drummer of 'Local Time', once extremely popular and one of the most professional bands in Belarus. He had played in 'TB' an extravagant art-rock project too. OptiX was the lead guitarist in a grunge-project 'Head Of', while Eden and Petrov, both having acquired academic music education, came from the group '96AR'. OZON has recorded 3 albums and 3 singles. The group has played gigs as well as performed at major rock festivals in Belarus where it was regularly awarded prizes ('Rock-Cola', 'AR-CAMP', 'Rock-Crowning', 'Rock Over the Dvina'). The band's music has been given substantial air play on various Belarusian radio stations. The band are now working on a new album which is due to be released in 2013. Work ethic is another important feature that certainly defines the band's approach.]




Friday, 29 November 2013

Band/Artist Name: Palmer


Band/Artist Name: Palmer
Album Name: Ventana De Vida
Music Style: instrumental/world/new age
Influences: Native American Music 


[Roger Palmer is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound and his Masters degree in music from Pacific Lutheran University. Palmer's Principal instrument is trumpet, jazz and classical and began playing piano close to the onset of his formal education. Classical training gave him a deeper appreciation for all musical forms. He has been a teacher of music education for 25 years His teaching encompassed a broad spectrum of administrative duties and directorships. He has an extensive performance background playing engagements in the greater Puget Sound and Seattle area.

Palmer has released three CD's the first was in 2000 called "Lifetimes" the Millennium Suite, followed by "Ventana De Vida" (Window of Life) in 2009, and currently has released, "Heavens Vibe" in 2011.d In addition he has relased three singles: "A New Light", "Wave of Time" and "Indian Summer".

Palmer is currently devoting his talents to writing music for  multimedia. His current projects include, “Escape Into America,” short videos combining still photographs, cartoons, narration and music. This is a project created by David Horsey, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist, and photographer, Nancy Levine, and MSNBC.com.

In addition, he has created music for a project for the Commerce Department of the State of Washington, called "Extraordinary Explorers of the World"]

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Band/Artist Name: April Martin

Band/Artist Name: April Martin
Album Name: Pennies in a Jar
Website Address: http://www.aprilmartin.com
Music Style: singer/songwriter
Influences: Carol King

[I’ve called this album “Pennies in a Jar” because that image captures something about who I want to be. To put pennies in a jar is to be optimistic about a future and yet to be rooted in the present. It reflects a faith that our small quotidian actions do in fact amount to something important. It measures achievement in the little, unremarkable ways we live and love. It is a spiritual act of quiet, gentle wisdom, like a daily meditation. Not that these songs are quietly meditative. They are playful, passionate, sad, and even bawdy. But this collection of songs is my pennies in a jar – small offerings which come from my spirit and hopefully, taken together, amount to something.]



Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Introducing:- J.J Crowne


Band Name: J.J. Crowne
Album Name: J.J. Crowne
Website Address: http://www.jjcrowne.com
Music Style: SingerSongwriter and Americana
Influences: Eagles

[J.J. Crowne is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who began his professional career composing and recording jingles, themes and cues for radio, theatrical productions and TV - including Fox, PBS, and Univision TV. In his home of Miami, he opened shows for Country superstars The Mavericks in the early 90's, and has performed with and produced a number of local musical acts since then.

His new album “J.J. Crowne” features 10 songs in styles ranging from folk to acoustic pop to alt-country, and is receiving airplay in over 60 U.S. radio markets. The album has entered the Americana Music Assoc. Radio Airplay Chart, the Roots Music Report Folk Internet Airplay Chart - where it is currently in the Top Ten (and was #1 for the weeks of 10/25 & 11/4/13), and the Spins Tracking System Main Country Airplay Chart – where his single “Only Time” is currently in the Country Top 50 Airplay Chart. New York Times Music Contributor Phil Sweetland calls the album “a passionate and timely and musical and lyrical vision.”.

J.J. performs all vocals and instrumentation himself on his emotional, heartfelt songs - each telling its own unique story. Reviewers often say his songs are reminiscent of some of the great singer/songwriters of the '60's and '70's but he is, as the Editor of MusicEmissions adds, “a singer/songwriter for the 21st. Century... a true troubadour."]
Toy Soldiers - J.J Crowne

[I really enjoyed listening to Toy Soldiers - Five stars, excellent track (John)]



Monday, 25 November 2013

Band Name: Debbie Hennessey

Band Name: Debbie Hennessey
Album Name: Please Come Home For Christmas
Music Style: Christmas


[Debbie Hennessey was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly as well as charting a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. Her song Believe was used in an episode of The Moment, which aired on USA Network and the music video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. She is a multiple ASCAPlus Award recipient, was included on compilation CDs including CMT's New Music Collection, GoGirls MusicFest, Songsalive!

Beautiful-Women on the Move and more. She was named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse, has received Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest, Great American Song Contest and West Coast Songwriters Contest. Debbie's cds and singles are all available through many music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon]

"My holiday release this year is a blues-rock version of the holiday classic Please Come Home For Christmas. Originally recorded in the 60's by one of its co-writers Charles Brown, this song has been covered by many artists, from the Eagles classic version to Bon Jovi to Cee Lo Green. I always thought it was a great song but the more we worked on it the more I came to love it. Produced Jeffery Marshall/Red Rover Records who also provided all the guitars, the track includes Lao Tizer on piano and organ, Kevin Chown on bass and Andrew Megna on drums. This track wouldn't have happened if it weren't for these talented guys. Orlando Rios/CBL Studios provided the perfect artwork for the cover. I hope you'll put a little rocking blues in your stocking this year with Please Come Home For Christmas!" - dh 


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Introducing:- Chronotope Project

Band Name: Chronotope Project
Album Name: Event Horizon
Website Address: http://chronotope-project.com
Music Style: Ambient / New Age
Influences: Brian Eno

[Jeffrey Ericson Allen (Chronotope Project) is an Oregonian composer, cellist and electronic music recording artist. He has an extensive and eclectic background in classical, new acoustic and theatrical music production. His sensuous ambient music has been featured on distinguished and nationally-syndicated radio programs including Hearts of Space, Echoes, Galactic Travels, Musical Starstreams, Ultima Thule and Star's End. Chronotope Project represents his most recent expression as a creator of contemporary progressive ambient music. "Chronotope" refers to the essential unity of space and time, a concept with numerous expressions in literature, physics and the arts. The music of Chronotope Project explores this time-space confluence and invites the listener on ambient journeys of deep texture infused with gentle pulsing rhythms and soulful melodies.]

[Chronotope Project Releases New CD of Sensuous Ambient Music, “Event Horizon”
Chronos=time. Topos=space. The music of Chronotope Project (Jeffrey Ericson Allen) bridges time and space with immersive soundscapes that invite the listener to discover intimate connections between consciousness and experience. Following the critical success of two CDs of sensuous electronic music, Chronotope Project follows up with Event Horizon, released on the artist collective Relaxed Machinery label.The artist draws on an eclectic background in classical, theatrical, new acoustic and electronic music composition to create vivid sonic journeys with compelling three-dimensional spatial effects. Reviewers have compared the style to Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Michael Stearns and Vir Unis.]




Saturday, 23 November 2013

Band Name: Glass House

Band Name:  Glass House
Album Name: Long Way Down
Music Style: Adult Contemporary

[With over twenty-three years of working together, David Worm and Mark Vickness have shared much more than a passion for great songwriting. From personal tragedy to the joy of raising children, through all the changes of the last two decades, these musicians have made writing songs together a constant thread, a platform on which to build not just a body of work but a lifelong friendship and a musical chemistry that infuses every song.

Over the years, David and Mark have worked with many phenomenal musicians. That trend continues on their third CD, Long Way Down. Producer/bassist Jon Evans is well-known for his years recording and touring with Tori Amos and Third Eye Blind. Two time Grammy winners, The Turtle Island String Quartet contribute their remarkable talents on two songs. Also appearing are drummers Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter), L.A. studio ace, MB Gordy (Frank Zappa, Green Day, Bill Withers), tabla virtuoso Ty Burhoe, violinist Mads Tolling (Stanley Clarke) and vocalists Ashling Cole (Prince) and Julianna Graffagna (Kitka).

Pooling influences ranging from Sting to Peter Gabriel and Dave Matthews to Jason Mraz, Long Way Down is a tour de force of Mark’s intricate, layered guitars and David’s soaring, blues inflected vocals. This CD reflects the full range of Glass House Music, from the sparsely haunting solo acoustic guitar and voice rendition of Robbie Robertson’s Broken Arrow, the funk string quartet intro to Turn Away to the driving, world music infused choral tapestry of Build A Bridge. Lyrics run the gamut from tender personal pathos (For Now, Thank You) to timely political and social narratives (Turn Away, Where I Belong). Widely-acclaimed YouTube videos by Glass House Music have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans. When the live version video of Broken Arrow was first released, it was the seventh most-viewed youtube video according to Billboard.com, beating out Christina Aguilera’s “You Lost Me” and Pearl Jam’s “Unthought Known."]



Band Name - BUCK69

Band Name: BUCK69
Album Name: No Medicine Like The Blues
Website Address: http://www.buck69.net
Music Style: Blues Rock Roots Rock
Influences: Eric Clapton

[A father and son blues rock band mixing together the old and the new to create electric contemporary blues. Buck69 is influenced by more than three generations of music. They are influenced by who, what, where, when and how their everyday lives start and end Music is Buck69's way to express their inner feelings. To cement in history the people, places and things that affect the bands lives. Be it happy or sad, life or death. They write about what carry's them down life's highway. Always in search of that one song Because: Great singers, writers and musicians will come and go, but a great song lives forever .

In 2002 after a short sabbatical to concentrate on wife, kids and career, Tom Clawson formerly of T.C. Rogers & The Blue's Hamilton Band 1970's Warren, OH. (Singer-Songwriter-Guitar) along with his oldest son Alex Clawson from the band BHB Toledo, OH (Singer-Songwriter-Guitar) decided to start playing out as an acoustic duo. Playing originals and covers in and around the local Toledo, Ohio area. In June of 2004, persuaded by his son, the decision was made to go with a full band. The band offers a diverse ageless genre of Electric Blues and Roots Rock.

After spending more than five years at number one on the local blues Reverb Nation charts and being voted best Toledo blues band, Buck69 has released a follow up to their 2008 Grammy Finalist CD “When She Whispers Your Name” a new album, No Medicine Like The Blues, on November 18, 2013.

Tom Clawson - Singer – Songwriter - Rhythm Guitar
Alex Clawson - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Candice Coleman (American Idol 2003) – Vocals
John Sevilla - Bass - Lead Guitar – Vocals
Randy Paredes - Lead - Rhythm - Slide Guitar
B.J. Love – Keyboards
David Alan – Drums – Vocals



[Fantastic sounding music.  I wish you continued success.  John]

Friday, 22 November 2013

The Sidleys

Band Name: The Sidleys
Album Name: Bittersweet
Music Style: Rock/Soul
Influences: Adele

[The Sidleys are a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist duo based out of the Washington, DC area. Combining material from both of their previous projects, as well as brand-new songs, Annie and Steve Sidley have created a unique, yet universal sound that has been described as high-energy, melodic, soul-influenced indie rock. They have performed at venues and festivals all over the U.S and prestigious DC area venues such as; The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton DC, The State Theater, Blues Alley, The Atlas Theater, The Barns at Wolf Trap, Arena Stage and The Fillmore.]

Website Address: http://www.thesidleys.com


[It was a pleasure to listen to their music. John]

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Band Name: Les Fradkin

Band Name: Les Fradkin
Album Name: Suite for Ztar and Orchestra in G Minor Op.1 No.1
Website Address: http://www.lesfradkin.com
Music Style: Symphonic Rock
Influences: Johann Sebastian Bach

[Les Fradkin is a 21st Century "New Media" Artist and Composer / Innovator on the Starr Labs Ztar and a virtuoso MIDI Guitarist. A brand new playing Technique meets 21st Century electronics in a Symphonic Rock format for One Man Orchestra from the Pioneer of MIDI Guitar and Tapeless Recording.

Les is a successful songwriter/composer from the 1970's, lead guitarist, and one of the original members of the hit Broadway show "Beatlemania". He was a Guitar Synthesizer and Tapeless Recording pioneer of the 1980's, a neoclassical guitar trendsetter in the 1990's and is now a 21st Century innovator as a virtuoso MIDI Guitarist with the Starr Labs Ztar. A classically trained musician as well as being a rock guitarist, he has found success as a recording artist, composer and producer with MGM Sunflower, ESP-Disk, Bell, Arista, RCA, and Laurie Records. Les has written the well known hit "La Chansons Des Souvenirs" ("Song Of A Thousand Voices") for the famous French songstress Mireille Mathieu on the Philips label and this tune has also been recorded in a hit version on RCA Victor (now Sony/BMG) by the Latin Pop icon Roberto Jordan ("Donde"). He was originally discovered and signed by John Hammond Sr. at Columbia back in 1969.

Suite for Ztar and Orchestra in G Minor Op.1 No. 1" takes the Classical and Rock music compositions of Les Fradkin and Interweaves that new music with themes from Johann Sebastian Bach into a 21st Century Symphonic Rock Suite ushering in a new dawn of Symphonic Rock and Classical Compositional Technique. And Les Fradkin trumpets the arrival of a revolutionary brand new Solo Instrument- the Starr Labs Ztar, which he plays with Niccolo Paganini and Yngwie Malmsteen like virtuosity.

The Composer performs every Orchestral part on this breakthrough recording, triggering all sound from the Starr Labs Ztar. ]

[Very enjoyable to listen to this music. All the best. John]


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Band Name: Low Rent

Band Name: Low Rent
Album Name: Words On The Wind

Music Style: Alternative Country
Influences: Country

[It’s hard to think alt-country in Melbourne without thinking Low Rent. After six years of slogging it out around the big city this sweet little band, with its large, faithful following, has scorched a burning brand on every urban cow-punk’s heart.

Headed up by singer/songwriter Dan Swan – the group also includes father Mike and brother Tim – Low Rent has gone from a country roots three piece to a six member outfit with Mike Landells on lead guitar, Regan Wood on drums and Cynthia Gallie supporting vocals. With musical interests spanning many genres, these desperados come together in Low Rent via a common love for country music.

While their sound carries within it some dust from the American plains, the original songs, entwined harmonies and anguished lyrics reaching through to a ghost-world of bad memories, make for a never-been-heard-before experience. The legend goes that they dug up a flat-top guitar from a grave on the prairie and kept the original tuning.

Following on from the debut EP Waiting to Fall, their new album Words on the Wind was recently launched at a sold-out show at the Thornbury Theatre May 25th, 2013 with special guest violinist, Luke Moller. The 9 songs – all originals – range from mandolin-tinged ballads to all out drums ‘n’ guitar rock – from the maudlin to the downright merry.]



Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Band name: Fool Ascent

Band Name:   Fool Ascent
Album Name:   The Giver of Dreams
Website Address:   http://www.giverofdreams.com
Music Style:   Spiritual World Rock
Influences:   Peter Gabriel

[Fool Ascent” was formed in 2009 in New York City by Jean-Jacques L’Heritier (writer/musician) and Hayli Henderson (lead vocals) with the dream of creating new experiences for its listeners. Later joined by Christea Parent (also on lead vocals) and guest artists, the band began performing uniquely staged concerts merging multiple art forms.

Much more than just a rock band, Fool Ascent transports its audiences into a dimension of sounds and visual artistry that stretch the boundaries of the imagination. With touches of space and art rock, Fool Ascent is a clear twist on the world fusion genre, but still finds inspiration in artists such as Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, and Evanescence.]

[New York City, September 30, 2013 — Fool Ascent's new album The Giver Of Dreams is an original fusion rock opera written by Jean-Jacques L’Héritier exploring the depths of life, love, darkness, and hope. This unlikely love story between two beings living in two different dimensions will take you on a musical journey that goes far beyond our world yet still captures our humanity.

Captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics are brought to life by the rich, earthy voice of Christea Parent (The Giver) and the silvery, crystal-clear tones of Hayli Henderson (Blue). With influences from every corner of planet Earth, this world fusion music merges soaring rock guitars and creative drums with ethereal synths. It will make your soul dance.]

[Really enjoyable to listen to. Great sounding music. John]



Monday, 18 November 2013

Christophon

Band Name: Christophon
Album Name: A Hundred Roads (No. 1)
Email Address: ichwillrocken@mac.com
Website Address: http://www.studiohundert.com
Music Style: Indie
Influences: Dashboard Confessional

[When CHRISTOPHON first started writing his own songs, he had no computer and no microphone, only a six-string guitar and some ideas

Wanna guess where the budget for this video shoot comes from? Exactly, there is no budget for it, only very good friends who are as enthusiastic.

"Tyrol, July 2nd - Who says you need to come from a big city to make good music? No one!
CHRISTOPHON is proud to announce the release of his first Extended Player, A Hundred Roads (No.1)."

A Hundred Roads (No.1) will be of particular interest to those who think they haven't got the appropriate means to bring their music to the people.]



 {Like the recording studio.  Good luck with the album sales.  John]

Yarabata Ridge

Band Name: Yarabata Ridge
Album Name:    Light Work
Web site: www.yarabataridge.com

[Yarabata Ridge was created by Andrew McNaughton.  He was born 1st October 1951, he lives in a small village on the outskirts of Perh in Scotland called Scone. Andrew has recorded seven solo albums and is planning another five to be recorded and released by the beginning of next year.]

[I hope Andrew manages to complete those albums.  Nice sounding tracks, keep up the good work.  John]



Sunday, 17 November 2013

James L. Snelgrove/JimmYSixStrinGtm

Album Name: The Beatitudes-Fishers of men, Devil Get Out!

Website Address: http://cdbaby.com/all/jimmysixstringes L.

[The Lord has blessed me with so many songs I often loose count, if it wasn't for The Lord directing me to "Get it done" so to speak I guess all this wonderful spiritual expression would be lost forever. But Jesus put this in my heart and soul to share with everyone who will listen. Hey folks I'm just spreading the Gospel for the Lord. A-men. From Keg-Party Jammer to Holy Ghost filled Praise and Worship just about says it all. Was Lost but now found department. Praise the Lord! Thank You JESUS! 

Are you stressed out! from trying to damage your brain with music overkill trying to get that satisfied feeling in your heart? If so check out this CD it won't relax you to the point that you don't want to do anything but will inspire you to realize how close the Lord (Jesus) really keeps us all spiritually together. You see! we must be careful about the high-tension over excited rush from the music associated with video games. It seems most new music is the same as if you were playing a game and not listening to the heart of the singer/player/writer/performer/etc.

Don't stress out so much. You can't meditate on God's word and listen to music that sounds like you're shooting aliens at the same time. The Lord is that soft calm unexplainable feeling from His word to us. It's a frustrating world we live in you must try to get as much peace as possible from day to day. Thanks for reading and God Bless, I am (with God's help) going to try to get the (CD-DVD-VCD-etc. into as many souls as he will let me. This is not a get famous deal I get a terrific feeling of joy from listening to the songs myself that's the difference of allowing God to influence the music you play. Hey "JESUS" plays a mean guitar. A-men.]


[JimmYSixStrinGtm

is a lone guitarist utilizing the art of modern technologies to entrance the audiophile and at the same time provide a unique & robust experience for all age groups with out leaning to far towards a particular genre of music. The Idea is to be small & compact while maintaining a db level thru the P.A. system to get maximum exposure for all frequencies from the total spectrum to explode into the audience without harming anyone’s ears. Delivering a complete Christian Rock, Gospel Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blues Rock, Jazz & Jazz Fusion, rehearsed & Improvisational mixture of Rock, Blues & Pop, while maintaining the Drive & unique smoothness of a multi-musician performance.]
 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Saturday City

Saturday City
Website Address:   http://www.saturday-city.com

Music Style: americana/pop/rock
Influences: Big Star

Saturday City is a band led by the two brothers Magnus and Stian Gulbrandsen from Moss, Norway. They play what they call 'Soulfull americana/folkpop'. Although they are brothers they started playing in a band together a while after they were both well on the way with their own music careers. Stian as the guitarist in the 60s garage-rock outfit Death by Unga Bunga and Magnus as a guitarist in the powerpop group The Dahlmanns.
Saturday City was started as a result of them both having a lot of acoustic sounding material that did not fit in the other bands.
The brothers got together as a duo and quickly equaled, if not surpassed, their other bands in both national acclaim and achievement.
In 2011 they started recording their first EP themselves in the basement of their childhood home in Moss. The EP was released in 2012 to great reviews. The national music-magazine PlanB wrote they were among the best that was released in the folk/country-world that year, and they were voted "unsigned band of the week" on national radio. The songs "Catch A Flame" and "I'll Be Fine" both got a lot of radio play and formed a sort of base for their sound. The same year they performed at festivals such as ByLarm, Månefestivalen and Norwegian Wood. This year they  have been perfoming with a full band line-up at festivals such at the international acknowledged Øyafestivalen and Varnafestivalen.



https://www.facebook.com/saturdaycity

Friday, 15 November 2013

Artist:- Huiya Chen

Artist:-   Huiya Chen

Website Address:    http://huiyachen.com/

Album Name:  With Loving Gratitude

As a child growing up in China, I heard music in my head all the time. I danced to the melodies that passed through my tiny mind, turning in circles while humming these mysterious sounds. We were very poor at that time and we didn’t have music. The only music I ever heard was in my head and I dreamed of becoming a composer. Of course, music lessons were impossible.

I never took lessons. I can’t read or write music. I hear music in my head and that is what I play. I can play the same piece a hundred times but I can’t write it down so someone suggested that I record it so it isn’t lost. Customers started asking if they could buy my CDs. I felt embarrassed because my recordings don’t sound as good as what I hear in my head but people insisted. I used one of my paintings on the case and started selling them in our restaurant. To make myself feel better about selling it, I said to myself, "I am not selling my music, but I am just selling my painting and it comes with music." Wow, it scared me! I sold about 500 CDs in just two months for $17.95 each. I was so happy because I had enough money to fix up my old piano. Even though I am still not allow to play music at home, I also bought another piano for my house.

*********The Story About This Album************ Music comes to me when I am sad. But ironically, this makes me happy because my sadness is translated into the prettiest music. When the music on this CD came to me, I felt tremendous gratitude. As I sat at the piano letting this music flow through me, I felt thankful for everything that I already have in life. I saw the image of me standing in the center of the world and looking up at the beautiful, vivid clouds racing through the sky and the world was turning and I was turning with it and praising God. I could see tears in my eyes and I fully experienced how blessed I really am.

Music Style: Gospel/Piano/New Age




Introducing Todd Norcross

Introducing Todd Norcross:-

Music Style: Rock/Instrumental


Album:- The Key of Life


Described as being "a multi-genre musical genius" and "the best musician in martial arts alive today", Todd Norcross has been writing and recording songs for over eighteen years. He earned a Degree in Sound Engineering and Advanced Music Production from the prestigious "Recording Workshop" school in 1997.

He has written, recorded and produced 28 albums and well over 500 hundred original songs ranging from pop and folk rock to Japanese and Celtic instrumentals and movie soundtrack scores. Although primarily a finger-picking guitarist, he also plays five other instruments. In 1998, he was recognized as being a "visionary of sound for the next generation of musicians".

My singing influences vary widely. I love Fleetwood Mac's diversity. In my opinion, there are no better harmonies on Earth than the Bee Gees. They still blow me away every time I hear them, especially their 80's and 90's stuff. The Mamas and the Papas were a great influence. The Beatles are icons to many, including myself.

http://www.toddnorcross.net


  [Thanks Todd, I really liked Downton Abbey Wedding.  Hope the sales keep coming.  John]

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Stefan Albert.

Music Style: instrumental guitar music

As a music teacher for nearly thirty years, Stefan Albert has traveled throughout Europe guiding his students down their own creative pathways. Now in 2013, this ‘meandering maestro’ is set to release Mäander – an album that reflects Stefan’s decades of experience as a musician, teacher and performer.

Stefan’s journey into music began as a young child. He explains, “I was told I was able to sing any melody I heard perfectly.” His early influences included both Operetta music and ‘Schlager’ – which is a style of pop music prevalent in Central and Northern Europe. Stefan spent decades studying at schools such as the Vorarlberg Conservatory of Music and the University of Vienna. He has taught not only guitar, but also music theory, vocal training and songwriting and composition. Stefan explains, “As a teacher, it was my job to accompany each student on their own individual musical journey.”





[Good luck Stefan.  I really enjoyed listening to your music.  All the best.  John] 

Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Inner Fluid project was born in 2013 from the ashes of Aut Aut,an italian rock band formed in 2007 which was composed of Alessandro Tati (vocals),Marco Pallotta (guitars), Maurizio Arbanasich (bass) and Simone Febrini (drums).
In March 2013 due to personal reasons Tati left the band and Febrini became the singer-drummer.
After a short period of reflection we decided to start a brand new project writing our songs in English.”.

Music style:- Alt Pop-Rock


 


Friday, 8 November 2013

David Ezra

[Very impressive. Velvet Skies sounds really good and is pleasing to listen to. [John].

David Ezra is a record producer and songwriter from London. After many years of producing many local UK artists, David has decided it's time to release some of his own material collaborating with some of the UK's best talented singers ,also giving them the recognition they fully deserve. David's debut single 'Velvet Skies' shows classic musical elements mixed with newer genres of music. 'Velvet Skies' is a duo with the phenomenal singer Nithya Murygan.”.


  
Good luck David.  I wish you much success.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

http://meirshitrit.bandcamp.com/album/way

I wish Meir every success.

"One of the most virtuosotic musicians to come out of Israel is a performer named Meir Shitrit, whose debut album, Way,is a laid-back release,including a large selection of colors and textures in twelve songs influenced by Jazz,World & Middle eastern. ".
 
Every track is unique and worth repeated listens. Nothing is amiss here. In 2012 Meir moved to San Diego California, and he has been playing with local successful bands as Todo Mundo, The Teagan Taylor Trio, and with more local Jazz&blues musicians, Also performing with his own music project as well.”





 

Indoven

I really enjoyed listening to A Lifestory, the animation video is very good as well.
Indoven is a pop rock band born in Madrid when a classical pianist Abelardo "Bardo", a singer of musicals ;Manu, a jazz guitar player; Juanma, and a hard rock drummer; Edu came across. A young student, loved by girls, Mike, joined the group as rhythm guitar and Juanjo as a seasoned Bass player.
Out of this pot came their first EP, published in late 2012 and called "Al final del tunel" (The end of the tunnel) where they mix modern pop, with classical ballads and some dance pop in a singular and original mix.
After touring successfully through some of the most known music cafes in Madrid and North Spain this young band is about to publish their second EP, with only acoustic songs, including their recently finished animation music video "A Lifestory”.
Their web site is here:-

http://www.indoven.com

N. Wolex

N Wolex is composer and a songwriter, who has worked with the likes of Barbara Marsh of The Dear Janes.

N Wolex a former Goldsmith College student and midi music student (studied engineering and song writing), in South-East London. A former fashion and editorial Model.

Newness Of Life is a brand New EP from N Wolex, a well crafted and well written EP.

Newness Of Life is a passionate, intriguing and interesting EP, which has musical riches, from the choice of musical instrument, to lyrical contents, the intricacy of the sound, and to the lyrical connection.

You can view the web site here:-


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Cosmo Frequency

The band Cosmo Frequency have some excellent sounding tracks on their debut album – Soundtrack to Life.

The band formed by keyboardists and tech-wizards Paul Martinson and Brent Vincent (with occasional vocals by Lisa Wegener).

Soundtrack to Life contains a dozen mostly-instrumental tunes that includes some soft pieces, many mid-tempo numbers featuring a variety of synth sounds including the Electronic Woodwind Instrument (EWI), and some up-tempo tunes with dance rhythms. The album includes the sounds of synthesizers, Native flute, drums, bass, trumpet, flugelhorn, electric guitars, piano, percussion, background singing, and much more.

Visit their web site here:- www.cosmofrequency.com

 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

1st artist review for John Luckey

My first review for Music Submit is a pleasure to do. After several hours of struggling with a computer I was sorting out for my mother, I came to my study to find an artist waiting to be reviewed. The artist in question is Mr John Luckey - although not formally trained, based in China but also lived in Denver, Colorado where his interest in the piano began aged ten.

The two tracks I listened to, both Far Journey and Loftiness, have good mood and character. These are both improvisations, using a keyboard/synthesizer which adds to the magic of the sound. I certainly felt chilled out and relaxed after listening and give Mr Luckey five stars.

You can visit John's web page here http://www.john-luckey.com There are plenty of options to listen to his music.

Good luck John, I wish you every success.

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