Timeless and direct, hauntingly beautiful and emotionally charged vocals, with lyrics that cover universal topics from the perspective of a modern woman. A love of different musical genres is a key part of her writing and performance and has become her signature style.
2016 she launched her solo career with her debut album "Leading me home". Sold out concerts, main stage slots in festivals such as "Granatos Live 2016" and "Summer In The City" and opening for both John Newman and Róisín Murphy made it quite a spectacular year for the singer. The album was released to great reviews by both fans and peers alike. Songs like "Old friends", "Hanging by a thread", "You always told me" and of course "Leading me home" - have had lots of international radio play all over Europe, The United States and Latin America too. All these songs appear on her solo album which was released in June. She went on to win "Best Female Artist 2016" at this year's Lithuanian Music Awards aka "M.A.M.A Awards".
This redheaded bombshell, based in Vilnius, initially established herself as part of the hugely popular trio SKAMP, aged 17. Since then she has won every possible award, many times over and played every kind of stage possible both as part of a collective with SKAMP, one half of the duo "The Ball & Chain" (2011-2013) and as a solo artist.
With a sultry voice straight out of the 1920's this girls has a vibrant style to make you smile. If you can't make it to Lithuania then at least check her out on her YouTube channel.
THIS MUSIC WAS A BALL TO MAKE, HAPPY NEW YEAR BABY IS WHAT ALL LADiES LOVE TO HEAR FROM HER MAN.
WAKE UP SANTA CLAUS IS WHAT ALL CHILDREN ARE SAYING JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME IS PLAYED SO BEAUTIFUL BY NOLAN SHAHEED, THAT I WILL RECORD THE WORDS LATER.
I'M SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THIS MUSIC.
Clarence gives us superb vocals and great sax for the holiday season. Hear him on his cdbaby page.
I'm a multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and improviser; mainly focusing on experimenting in music, aiming for expanding the borders of temporary conventions in music.
I've pioneered and been part of many well known projects in Istanbul's underground music scene as a drummer, singer and songwriter. Since 2015, I'm based in Utrecht and working mainly on my solo project Yank and making music in various ways, regardless of limitations.
This "Yank" is based in the Netherlands and has some lyrics and harmonies that cature you even if you don't understand the language. Give this Yank a listen to on their YouTube channel.
Hank Lykins has been a staple on the Indiana Indpeendent Music Scene for quite some time, being the front man for many cover bands. However, it was not until he teamed up with the songwriting duo of Michael "The Metropolitan Cowboy" Coleman and J. Richard Murray that he got the attention of Nashville. His heartfelt performance of the Coleman and Murray ballad, "Take it To Your Grave" received a standing ovation at the Nashville's BMI Songwriter's Festival and later a performance of the same song would be done on the local Nashville television show, Nashville On Stage. Wanting not only to be known as a balladeer, Hank again tapped the songwriting duo of Coleman and Murray. This time, the songwriting team came up with the hard rocking, feel good fight anthem, "Showdown". The song was originally written for country singer Andy Griggs, as his comeback recording, and was courted by Ronnie Van Zandt for one of his albums, but the duo of Coleman and Murray decided that the song was perfect for Hank Lykins as the song speaks to the underdog in all of us.
This song "Showdown" by Hank Lykins is definitely a hybrid country-rock tune with some of "grandpa's advice" thrown in. Hear it on Hank's YouTube channel.
Tom was born in Jefferson City Tennessee and was exposed to music from an early age where every Friday night was time for all the neighbors and kin to gather at his parents house and share some good old time music. He got his first guitar wnen he was 5 for Christmas. He learned to play listneing to a small battery operated transistor radio and sitting in the corner while all the musicians were playing. Tom always wanted to sing his own songs. He wrote his first song at the age of 10 and hasn't stopped yet. Through the years he has played in several bands of all types and travelled the bluegrass circuit and the Blues circuit around Atlanta. He has done concerts, roadhouses, weddings, funerals, you name it. His favorite times are when he and his close friends get together and play their music.
Tom Raley a singer songwriter has just released his new SOLO album " A Gentle Wind". It is his first solo album since his retirement form the Nuclear business. He has had a lot of time to put his mood down for others to hear. Please take time to check out this amazing new collection.
Tom's release of "A Gentle Wind" shows the depth of his music and commitment to developing lyrics that tell a story and backing them with great guitar licks. Listen to some of this album and his other songs on his website.
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"Olio has a funk groove behind many of their songs but what's cool is that they inject a pop sensibility into their songwriting. Our first impression is that they were akin in musical style to Fishbone but with the smart storytelling ability of Fountains of Wayne. The result is an unbelievably unique sound combination that neither one of us had ever heard before. It almost seemed as if they created their own new genre of rock n roll." - Jody and Judy Timmerman - Long Beach Independent via their blog Live Rock Gig
"...The basslines are funky, with raging guitar solos layered overtop, and with the occasional drum circle percussion at time.. I would personally want to them rock out the Santa Monica Pier on a Thursday.." - albumdoctor.com
Olio has great new bones their jumpin jivin stands alone - Marcus Walton, Editor Music Arts Monthly Magazine
See what we mean and catch their groove on their YouTube channel.
Steve Oriet, friends call me Steve O. I was born and raised in River Canard/Lasalle Ontario, Canada and currently live in Windsor Ontario.
I grew up listening to all genres of music, everything from rock to pop to rap and country. In fact, my father is and has always been my biggest inspiration because he balanced an incredible business life with being a very talented guitar player and singer. I loved listening to him play at weddings, churches, family gatherings and he is why my deep appreciation and love of music grew.
When I hit 17 my buddy and I took a spontaneous road trip to Grandbend, Ontario and on the way he cranked up some music. It was all Tim McGraw and Kenney Chesney and from that point on I was in love with country music.
When I was 19 years old my Dad and I listened to CMT and Jason Aldean's new song "Why". I turned and said to my Dad "I gotta learn to play guitar so I can play this song". I learned on my father's 6 string Washburn and from that day on, I was hooked.
I started writing music and was recently blessed with having the opportunity to collaborate in Nashville with the Steve O'Brien on my song Stomp, soon to be released and Alex Seier on my song Diggin on You which is now released. The one and only Johnny Dwinell and his fabulous team at DareDevil Production gave life to my dream recording these songs in Nashville.
Steve is headed to Nashville to become a SuperStar but you can hear him now on his YouTube Channel and it's really worth the listen.
Andrew Cohn is a 21 year old blues guitarist, singer, songwriter from Woodbury, Long Island. Andrew draws upon the guitar influences of Stevie Ray Vaugh, Jimi Hendrix, Derek Trucks, and John Mayer. Andrew has been playing guitar since age 12, after becoming an expert at Guitar Hero and asking for lessons. He quickly took to soloing and performing and was sitting in with various bands in his early teens. His style is deeply rooted in the Blues. Andrew was trained by Berklee guitarist Mat Godfrey, as well as Mark Newman (slide guitarist for John Oates), and Walter Finley.
His Freshman EP, "Rite of Passage," released in 2014 at just age 17, showcases his well-crafted, eclectic and highly personal guitar style and features Grammy nominated artists such as Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Mike Visceglia (Kinky Boots Broadway and Suzanne Vega), Joan Osborne (One of Us), and Bill Simms Jr.
Andrew has shared the stage with such luminaries as Bakithi Kumalo, Richie Cannata (sax for Billy Joel band), John Stamos (Beachboys), Mark Newman, and Mike Visceglia.
At age 19, Andrew decided to try his hand at singing, his first public performance was at a blues jam at the Bitter End in NYC, and he hasn’t stopped since. His singing influences include Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and James Arthur. Andrew has been working with vocal coach Robbie Rosen (Season 10 American Idol). Andrew was introduced to producer, Joe Vulpis (Lady Gaga) by his mom who went to college with Joe. The pair immediately started writing their EP together. This EP features Andrew as a pop vocalist and combines his bluesy guitar playing skills as well.
Andrew's blues guitar and sweeping vocalizations flow in and out through the mind in his own reverberations. Hear him on his YouTube channel.
Belle Rousse is an American, Electro-Soul, Singer-Songwriter from the beautiful southern city of Atlanta, GA, who is captivating listeners from around the globe! Fans describe her as a lyrical storyteller with ethereal and passionate vocals.
Belle Rousse, which translates as "beautiful red head", was a name given to Belle as a young aspiring artists. The arts have always been a major driving force in her life. As a youth, Belle Rousse expressed through her paintings, singing in a gospel choir, playing in bands, drumline, writing songs, and dancing.
Belle Rousse has worked closely with producer Wes Green (formally of Zac Brown's Southern Ground Artists) to prepare for her now released Album entitled "Wild & Free". These very personal songs are a collection of her very best work to date. The songwriting in her new Album was inspired by her inner struggles and personal triumphs! A few artists who have influenced this project are Lana Del Rey, Erykah Badu, Halsey, Band of Horses, Alina Baraz, Sabrina Claudio, Zac Brown Band, Carlos Santana, Rhianna, Shakira & etc, but with her own progressive musical style and perspective.
Not just another "beautiful redhead" but one with a great dynamic vocal range and ethereal lyrics. Listen to her on her YouTube channel.
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