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musician Brian Barnhouse has released his first solo album:
Having played the small club
circuits over 1200+ nights live...Brian wrote and released many songs
with his various cover bands. After receiving a honorable mention in
the Mid-Atlantic songwriting contest (rock category), Brian decided
to really focus on his songwriting.
"clarified" sticks close
to his songwriting influences: Rick Springfiend & Thin
Lizzy. The hook filled songs of Rick Springfield, with the
rawness of Thin Lizzy. It's an interesting combination that
WORKS, and is refreshing to the ear.
TORRES is 16 years old and was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ben’s
interest in music began at an early age. He acquired his first guitar
(Fender Stratocaster) when he was 9 years old and has played with
non-stop ambition ever since.
In his young musical life, he has studied guitar for
5 years with Sean McWilliams, Mike Walker and Ryan Phillips and 1 1/2
years of vocal studies with the world-renowned Manny Lujan. For the
last few years he has attended the week-long Rock and Roll Camps at
Valencia College in Orlando. He has attended the Avalon School of
Music’s Advanced Guitar Shredding classes and has had five years of
advanced theory, songwriting and techniques. He has also performed
the role of “Rooster” in “Annie” with the Musical Theater
Club in Bridgewater Middle School and has played numerous guitar
recitals in the last few years.
One of Ben’s goals is to become a really well
known musical artist who is familiar to every household. Ben’s
musical talents will grow tremendously due to his consistent practice
and love for rock. His desire and dream to play on stage in front of
thousands grows stronger every day. His favorite artists are the Red
Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Journey,
Incubus, Radiohead, 311, System Of A Down, and Green Day.
a talented and growing EDM community in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC
area, and Abrasiv is one of the new arrivals. From his
hillside project studio (which he calls "The Shire"
- term credited to a friend), he has been quietly developing a
signature sound characterized by danceable grooves, layers of tension
and intensity, and twisted drops.
influenced by a broad range of music - metal, dancehall, punk,
80s alternative, breaks, soca, etc. - and inspired by artists
like Skrillex - he seeks to be both accessible and innovative and the
results are intriguing.
Erik’s musical style developed quite differently than the typical electronic
musician, as he explains, “I was initially into bands like Metallica,
The Offspring, and even Tom Petty.” This
early fascination with hard rock led Hale to take up guitar and keyboards and
teach himself to play. “I think my early work with the guitar and piano was a
big influence on my musical development,” He continues, “Working with
instruments gave me a better ability to arrange and orchestrate my electronic
compositions.” However, to see just how Erik Hale became Convulsic, you have to
take a step back to understand how deep his love is for the craft of music.
“I remember hearing some techno remixes of Mario
Brothers and Zelda game music, and I was amazed,” offers Erik. By
the time he was twelve, he was already playing in bands and heavily influenced
by the genres of reggae and punk. He has been on stage ever since; it is only
the genres that have changed. Once he heard groups like Pendulum
and Skrillex; he was hooked forever on Electronic Dance Music
and started to morph into the electronic musician he is today - Convulsic.
By 2012, Convulsic was ready to release his first single; “Lava Lamp” and it
immediately scored him a single licensing deal with an independent underground
label. His debut EP Syndrome spread more like a pandemic
throughout the rest of the year. The tracks on Syndrome
infected listeners with their incredible attention to the arrangement and
musical phrasing of the tracks. His detailed soundscapes throughout Syndrome
are heard clearly in the bass and synth collisions in songs such as
“Deconstruct” and “Electric Dum Dums.”
In 2014, Convulsic followed up the incredible success of Syndrome
with another equally - if not more developed - example of his own stylistic
evolution with Love Space. “Within Love Space,
I wanted to tone-down some of the gaming influence and increase the emotive
feel and high-intensity bass with a touch of trance,” offers Convulsic. Love
Space would quickly rise on the charts, gleaning number eight on Billboard.com’sNext
Big Sound Chart for trending artists. During 2014, the attention from
the album quickly catapulted Convulsic to number one on the global dubstep
charts on Reverbnation.com.
Convulsic has been called dubstep’s breakthrough artist of 2014, but what
lies ahead for this amazing artist is just as enticing. In addition to another
new EP release, he will soon be featured in EDM Worldand
XXL Magazine, both highly respected music publications. In
July, Convulsic will perform in front of his biggest audience yet, opening for
the renowned Zomboy as part of The Outbreak Tour
at the home of San Diego’s loudest
sound system at Somewhere Loud.
For Convulsic, it’s all about syncopation, and orchestration – and not just
in his music – but in how he reacts with fans, and fellow artists. He makes a
point to interact with each and every fan or fellow artist on a positive and
personal basis whenever possible - even on social media. He sums it up best,
“Every person that connects with me about my music lifts me up... it is what I
Some musicians chase trends, Convulsic sets trends. Put a midi
controller and a turntable in front of him, and you can see why in two short
years he has incinerated the dubstep charts. So maybe your Syndrome
can be treated? Maybe you can learn to Love Space and your
surroundings again. You just need a little ECT via EDM, let’s call it
“Electro-Convulsic Therapy.” Convulsic has the cure, so just strap yourself in,
‘cause your brain will never be the same.
The singer and
songwriter of country music known as Lamar Smyly has released his latest LP
record, titled "Budlight". The album is comprised of 16 original
tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes, making it the
most comprehensive collection of Smyly's songs to date. It is the most
significant release by Smyly since his 1993 EP record, "silence",
originally published on the Buckhead Records music label. An earnest
revival of the classic country and western sound, "Budlight" by Lamar
Smyly continues the journey begun by such early artists as Hank Williams and
Roy Acuff, and is a genuine, modern example of the American country music
Lamar Smyly hails
from South Carolina. The
opening title track of his record is an ode to his beloved horse, Budlight.
"I was just a
kid when I learned how to accompany myself on the guitar", Smyly writes.
"I started writing country songs in the mid seventies.".
He lives on the very
same farm where he was raised, which has been in his family since the late
1700s (or shortly after the American Revolution). He cites as main
musical influences the likes of Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Horton, Gene Watson,
Jon Conley, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams, and Tom T. Hall, as well as
"many other great country artists.".
with these song smiths will note the common thread running from each to the
others. These are country stars with deep roots in the original and most
legitimate style of the genre. Some have even taken to calling it
American folk music, and indeed, Smyly himself can be found pigeonholed as such
from time to time.
"My songs are
about real life", he explains "not just a song with a hook
line. Most of my songs are about my experiences in life, or someone
else's that I know or have known. Like old Hank (Williams) my songs have
deep feelings in them. I've written a few that are comical but most are
about things that folks have experienced or will experience sometime in their
As anyone who hears
"Budlight" can tell you, Smyly is entirely aware of what qualities he
has infused his musical style with. The beauty of this mode is that it is
absolutely unfeigned, a frank and unadorned recording of a man opening his soul
with the mere help of a guitar. He politely invites his neighbors of the
world to listen with the following lines:
"I'd like for
all persons who love truie country music to be able to hear and enjoy
mine. The message in my music is true and real. Hope you'll enjoy
playing the guitar at the age of 9, learning classical music and Spanish
traditional songs. Gradually, his interest shifts to rock by listening to the
great artists of the 70s and 80s. Thus, he joins several bands in Lleida, his
hometown, and enters different contests. One of his songs is included in a
record which is given significant publicity in major radio stations. The song
goes by the name of “Soledat” and is actually revisited in Struggle.
Meanwhile, Albert begins studying English
language and literature so as to gain better understanding of the songwriters
he most admires and express his musical ideas likewise. In the last year of his
career, he earns a grant to study at the AristotleUniversity of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, where he gets in touch with the local music
community. Back home, he joins a professional orchestra, getting abundant
knowledge of Latin styles as well as covering several famous artists. During
this time, he tours Spain widely as he collaborates with other musicians and
teaches guitar and English language for a living.
Following a year
of voluntary service in a hospital, he writes a doctoral thesis about biohazard
literature. In the late nineties, he moves to Barcelona, joins different cover bands and begins
writing songs for other people as well as recording jingles and demos. After
gaining a post in the State Education Department, he finishes his PhD and specializes
in business and medical English. With the death of his mother and the arrival
of his daughter, he decides it is time to put all these experiences into his
The Seal Breakers was formed the first
Sunday in January 2001 under the name, The Eagle Praise Band, but its musical
heritage has roots that were planted over 50 years ago. When its founder and
lead trombonist, Elder Craig Williams, answered God’s call to bless the body of
Christ with this particular expression of gospel music, he sought to combine
his early musical influences with the contemporary gospel, jazz, soul-R&B
and even hip-hop that have been part of his musical history. The Seal Breakers
primarily employ the use of brass horns (trombones, sousaphone, baritone) and
percussion to bring to life the admonition of Psalm 150 at their home church,
Greater St. Stephen United Church of God under the leadership of their Bishop,
Marvin D. Williams Sr., who himself played with one of the greatest shout bands
in New York City, the “Gospel Blenders”, in the 60’s at Mother Lucille Allen’s
United Pentecostal House of Prayer.
Since Elder Craig Williams began The Seal
Breakers they have been blessed to minister and/or record with great gospel and
jazz artists such as Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, The Gospel Keynotes, Bishop
Hezekiah Walker, James Hall and Worship and Praise, the Lincoln Center Jazz
Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and a host of other musical giants. In March 2007
the band was also blessed to record a soundtrack for a PBS documentary “Bowl of
Dreams” at the insistence of Dr. Bill Cosby who was literally blown away by a
Seal Breaker performance at MedgarEversCollege. The band travels throughout the U.S. playing at churches,
colleges/universities and civic functions, spreading the message of God’s love
From playing in clubs and bars to becoming a prolific songwriter, Tony
Clarke has been perfecting his craft for many years now. His deep tones
now pursue the country scene, and his latest album, Good Mornin’ Mr
Mornin’ is a mixture of upbeat country songs and ballads.
A self-taught guitarist, Tony started performing at various holidays camps
in his teens, and went on to play clubs and venues around the UK.
He then joined another guitarist and toured the club scene in a two-piece band,
Stampede, singing rock-and-roll country classics and, of
course, Tony’s own music. Tony then realised that he wanted to sing and perform
his own songs, so he went solo again.
Musical influences came from his parents. They played music all the time at
home and he was brought up on Elvis, Roy Orbison, and his father’s love of
country music with Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Charlie Pride and Patsy Cline.
When his father died in early 2012, Tony wrote Here Comes that Song
Again for him, and he hasn’t put down his pen since, even remixing
some songs that are over 20 years old to give them a more modern spin.
Tony is currently in the studio putting together his next album, which will
be released in Spring/Summer 2014.
There is an
abundance of talented singers, songwriters, musicians and performers in the
music scene today. It is rare to find a representation of the total package.
Matt Kabus is a rising star with a fresh new sound that embodies the unique
confluence of thoughtful lyrics coupled with memorable tunes.
Kabus emerged onto
the music scene as a solo performer as well as the lead and founder of the Matt
Kabus Band. He has played at Sundance Film festival; The Classical meets Jazz
Strings Festival in Steamboat Colorado,
opened for Zac Brown, Sister Hazel, Matthew Mayfield and many more. Kabus was
recently invited to join UGA in Italy
to study theory and songwriting with renowned composers. He continues to gain
an increasing amount of support after each performance and has built a sizable
fan base in the Southeast which continues to grow nationally.
plays between Atlanta and Athens
on a regular basis. Some of the local spots you can catch him playing at are
venues such as Eddie’s attic, Smith’s Olde Bar, the Vinyl, Masquerade, etc. His
love for sharing his music runs so deep that you might happen upon him singing
solo at the local pub one night only to find him on stage headlining a
full-size venue the next. Kabus delivers a pure musical experience that brings
a rush of satisfaction to any listener.
Recently, Kabus won
best performance to represent Heineken Beer Inc. at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Also, his original song "Picture Frame" was placed on MTV's 16 &
Pregnant (Season 4 Episode 10).
We expect great things
to come from this rising Athens/Atlantan star.
His plan is to continue to write
original music and escalate his performances to venues all over the country in
the coming year.
His music has been influenced greatly by Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Jack
Johnson, Ryan Tedder, and Sara Bareilles.
Artist/Band Name:Ya / George Thomas Album Name:Odyssey Website: http://www.georgethomas.tv Music Style:Rock/AC Influences:Roy Orbinson
Born: George Thomas, Graduated from ClarkUniversity 1989, in Worcester, Ma.; married; three children.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree, Art and history, WorcesterArt Museum degree in Film.
George Nevada Thomas has a voice in contemporary rock
'n' roll music today. Songs such as "The Desert," "Only You"
"Hold On," and "Over the Line" have enhanced his reputation
with a growing number of fans.
Typical comments on his first entrance in the public arena of radio: “Love your
voice” I Love Your sound” “Unique” Hauntingly Perfect” He loves to write
popular songs and has tree albums playing on all major venues: Only You, Over
the Line and In Another World, his Group, “Ya On Fire” has reformed
as “Ya” .
George is a school teacher in Boston and has won various awards in
Commercial Art shows and Film festivals. When questioned about his
achievement and joy in life: That’s easy! “Raising my children.”.
- trio from New York City, specializing in Dance/Pop songs that are
upbeat, high energy, and fun to dance to. Their first release,
titled 1000 Days of Mystery, is a great combination of a song that is
great to dance to and listen to.
Texeira (pronounced: Tex-era) hails from Western Massachusetts.
After relocating to Hollywood in early 1991, Kenny found himself
writing and performing theme songs for motion pictures.
guitar work can also be heard on countless CD’s, TV commercials,
and TV shows worldwide, as he has been recording in some of
Hollywood’s biggest studios for over 25 years. Tex has performed
over 500 live shows in his career, and has released 3 CD’s & 5
DVD’s as a Rock solo artist. Tex continues to be a studio session
player today, as well as, license many of his songs to TV shows and
from a 15-year hiatus from the recording industry, Corey Roberts has
hit the ground running with his latest release, Here in the Middle on
nub records. The Acoustic, Pop, Rock album was written over the last
20 years and recorded over the last 13 years in Austin, TX. HITM
highlights wide lyrical ranges over sweet melancholy piano passages
both accompanied by a soothing acoustic guitar.
Roberts, a vocal and piano major in
college, plays almost all the instruments on the album, which can be
broken into three divisions based on the instrumentation used.
Everything You Wanted and It Was Me show off the intimacy of just a
lone acoustic guitar chased by an inquisitive vocal melody. The
second division adds more instruments such as a haunting sustained
piano coupled with multiple lyric harmonies in She Says and Where You
Are. The busiest of the tracks, such as the title track, Here In The
Middle or The Girl You Used To Know, feature a guest percussionist
with Roberts adding on a bass and lead guitar.
In the 90’s, Corey headed up such
bands as The Groove Merchants, Alexander Inmate, Wookin’ pa Nub and
started the label nubrecords in 1993, which housed over 25 bands at
its peak. After relocating to Austin, TX in 1998, Roberts opened
ponysound, which is a state of the art, audio post-production studio
focusing on national TV and radio ads. “The Success of the studios
has allowed me to take my time recording this album,” says Roberts.
Corey’s three main influences on the album are Simon and Garfunkel,
Beck and Merle Haggard. He is currently supporting the album with
solo acoustic shows.
Larry Fridie, former manager of James
Brown the Godfather of Soul, whose clients have been involved
with over 50 million records sold, stated. "Taylor is one of
those kids that has that "It" factor. He will be a great
asset to any record label. Of all the talent I have seen I chose to
work with Taylor and the Hewitt family. The last time I
passed up on a talent like Taylor in Augusta, Georgia, they
turned into Lady Antebellum.".
William Whitney, sound at Full Sail University, stated. "It
was a pleasure working with Taylor, He was a great performer as well
as a professional artist off stage. It was very selfless for him to
be willing to share his guitar with the act before him on Sunday. I
would like to get him involved here at Full Sail to possibly record
or play some Live Shows.".
No matter how you feel about 17 year old Taylor Hewitt, you
still have to marvel about how hard he works and how dedicated
he is to his craft. Taylor has learned to play several instruments
including the Upright/Electric Bass, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Piano,
Drums, as well as the Ukulele. Taylor, in his first Demo EP,
co-produced and co-wrote all songs. Taylor in recording wanted his
own brand of forward-thinking, synth-heavy Pop/R&B music, ear
marked for the teen crossover market.
With the backing of his family and Mr. Fridie, Taylor met
Michi Robinson of Atlanta, an artist development coach who worked
with Justin Bieber, Usher. Michi introduced producer Nile
Phoenix (Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown). Together they wrote and
produced the first single Fly with Me, in which was recorded and
mastered at the World Renown PatchWerk Studios in Atlanta.
Taylor recently performed at Playlist-Live in Orlando, Florida,
before hundreds of teens and college age kids. The kids went crazy!
In fact the host asked Taylor to stay over and perform a 2nd show the
next day before hundreds of attendees.
Taylor at 17 has recognized the hardships of teenage homelessness,
and has been a voice to prevent it. Taylor will continue to be that
voice as his career takes off........ Taylor and his friends
actively update all his social websites and is building a fan base
Taylor is submitting this EPK for your review. Taylor understands
these songs are a reflection of his talent on a low budget.
However, he also understands the benefits of being with a major
record label. Therefore, enjoy Taylor's 1st EP!
on the pure, riffs of his Blue Ridge guitar, the energetic lyrics of
Oklahoma Tornado are a genuine pick me up. Eric’s catchy, spirited,
choruses will stick to your tongue like homemade molasses. Perhaps
part of the liveliness of Eric Huff’s harmonious vocals comes from
the soul of the previous Blue Ridge owner—Bill Ursell.
Ursell was the
catalyst to Eric’s first performance ever at the Rex
Patrick Country Legends Show
in Germantown, Ohio. The opportunity Ursell gave Eric changed the
course of his life and career permanently. Ursell is the reason Eric
has never stopped performing, since his passing three years ago to
cancer. “I always think of him when I’m on stage,” said
Born in Wilmington, Ohio and raised in Highland, Ohio
his whole life, Eric gravitated toward music, organically. Eric
picked up his first guitar at 13. Oddly enough, Eric, a full-fledged
country artist, surprisingly got his start in Rock and Roll before
making the paradigm shift to traditional country. This brought Eric
to his career molding performances of Clean Cut Country.
musical influence has created a lofty following of fans from
Highland, Adams, Brown, Clinton, Jackson and Ross counties in Ohio.
Eric has performed in front of thousands all over the country and
performs at local venues and festivals. From Murphy Theatre, Southern
Ohio Opry and Paint Valley Jamboree, to Leesburg Summerfest, Green
Country Town Festival and Chubby Howard’s Steel Guitar Convention,
Eric Huff is a household name.
Aside from local performances
he has performed in several clubs on Broadway in Nashville, appeared
on the Shotgun Red Variety Show aboard the General Jackson Show Boat
and performs at Steel Guitar Conventions. Think
goes back in time to traditional country music, comparing Eric to
traditional country artist. He is reminiscent of Joe Diffie, George
Strait and Hank Senior with the look of all these country artist
combined. Eric Huff presents long awaited and much sought after
traditional country music, for the baby boomers who can’t stand
The piercing emotion of Eric’s vocals,
cross uniformly from his recorded audios to his live performances.
You will not feel short changed at an Eric Huff concert as he leaves
his heartbeat on the stage.
A man of countless endowments Eric
is a singer, song writer, musician, expert machinist and pool shot.
He’s even outstanding at 3D archery, an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is a proud member of the DOWN N DIRTY Outdoors pro staff. When you
ask Eric about his passion for hunting his response is: "Time
spent in the woods hunting with my father was absolutely
Bringing Eric Huff back to the fold of the
country music scene, the sons of Nashville songwriter Wayne Perry,
are keeping their father’s legacy alive and following in his foots
step. The Perry brothers have helped to propel Eric to a higher
plateau by putting some of the most renowned musicians on his album.
From Drummer, Lonnie Wilson and Guitarists Brent Mason, Bruce Watkins
to Michael Douchette on Steel Guitar and Paul Brannon on Acoustic
Picking. Buddy Hyatt is on the keys and Jim Hyatt on the bass,
with Justin Moses on the fiddle and background vocals by Chris
The Players on the latest record have platinum
status! These musicians have played on the albums of some of the most
notable country artists in the world, from Tim Mcgraw and
Martina Mcbride to Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts—anyone major in
the Nashville industry.
Bryan Wayne Perry, Wayne’s
oldest son is the Project manager for the Eric Huff Music Project,
while Justin Wayne Jones, Wayne Perry’s prodigy produced the Eric
Huff Music Project at The Industry Famous Dark Horse Recording studio
located in Franklin, TN. Cecil Meade, Eric Huff’s Manager, helped
Eric with this project by investing the right amount, in the right
people at Perry Music Group. Eric’s new
album is set to be released June 21st.