JAD is a young, driven, creative writer that carries a message for the world. Through clever lyrics and cheeky melodies, he ignites a smile to which all people can relate. He aims to further the awareness of individuality and expressive liberation.
He was born in South Carolina and currently lives in Memphis Tn, where he began a career in the fashion community as a runway show coordinator and model. After further diving into the local artistic community, he found a deep love for music. Passionate about his development in art, combined with an unyielding appetite for the visual beauty of Memphis, he has developed a unique sound and a memorable performance personality. To best describe, he resonates the theme of Comic Book meets Alternative Rock. Pulling inspiration from all forms of music and the aesthetic beauty of his hometown, he finds his place amongst the ever-changing current.
"The Trend agenda makes it fun for me as a writer and performer. The constant change keeps it fresh and progressive. It allows me become more enlightened of that before me, and that which is soon to follow."
With his roots in Rock 'n Roll and Show tunes, he offers an animated sound that leaves a contagious, upbeat feeling with the listener. Through visual creativity, direct writing, memorable music, and artistic modeling, he pioneers the local creative community forward with individuality, persistence, enthusiasm, dedication, and the power of gratitude.
Techno rock that creates a new wave of sound. Listen to Jad on his YouTube channel.
"Top of the World" featuring Tevin Campbell was cut earlier last year and had a limited release last fall. Since signing production deals and working on new music with Tevin in March, the group decided to re-release the music with a full length music video, produced by Plick's Flicks from Bellingham, WA and shot at the Mount baker Ski Resort.
DJ Justin Murta was based in South East Asia for over 6 years, where he became one of the top DJ's in the world (#50 Worldwide Reverbnation Charts) and has performed in 32 countries on thousands of stages internationally. He has recently joined King 5 News's "Party At The Plate" and is planning a South East Asian tour this year.
BUTTONPUSHERS have always designed their music for their epic DJ sets and live music festivals. Their most recent Heineken Open Your World celebrations saw them putting together 2 hour sets and integrating their music with other international DJ's for capacity crowds for several Asian Sports Stadiums. Now that they are back in America and they are focused on the WORLD!
Normally Hip-Hop is not a genre that we review at MA but "BUTTONPUSHERS" slipped past the somewhat stuck music reviewers and KA-POW! were happy it did. Listen to them for yourself on their website and you decide.
Jelsa Palao &
A Canadian electronic/rock singer, a Canadian drummer, and an American Jazz legend singing some Bossa Novas from Los Angeles to Ottawa over Skype? Lets start at the beginning...
This project began as a small dream between friends Emily Florence, Allyson Rogers and Jelsa Palao.
Canadian singer/songwriter Emily Florence (of Los Angeles based Big Black Bugs) and Canadian musician Allyson Rogers had been childhood friends and had recently reconnected over possibly playing together on a project. At the same time, Los Angeles based grammy nominated singer and songwriter Jelsa Palao and Emily Florence had been discussing how wonderful it would be to sing together. Florence played Palao's "For the Love of Carmen" album for Rogers, and the path was set!
A Canadian/American collaboration exploring bossa novas & sambas, featuring Jelsa Palao & Emily Florence (vocals), Allyson Rogers (drums) & guests Robert Martin, Octavio Bailly, Frank Potenza, David Moscoe, Karen Rauh, Dave Schroder & Adrian Matte.
Singing some classic covers from George Harrison's "Hear Comes The Sun" to Lori Lieberman's "Killing Me Softly" these two Canadians and an American give a new sound to some old favorites. Listen to "Shades of Brazil" on their soundcloud page.
Shotgun Bill's 2nd solo CD " Train Cars, Prison Bars...and a White Guitar" is a blend of coffee house country rock with an original singer / songwriter vibe.He perform his brand of Americana at coffee houses and venues playing a compilation of original songs at the Jersey Shore. By the sound of his music you might think you'd find Bill locked up somewhere, but thats just in his mind. His music is true to rock-a-billy roots.(all titles on Itunes, Amazon, CD Baby and Band Camp and Spotify.)
Shotgun Bill returns to Music Arts with some more country music that continues with pure country sound. Hear him on his website.
The James Carratt Project
The James Carratt Project is a compulation of 50 unsigned and signed session players performing songs written and produced by James Carratt. The album scheduled for release in October 2017 features Grammy nominated producer and steel guitarist, "Cowboy" Eddie Long, session player and Nashville's Chuck Ward currently on tour with Country Legend Craig Morgan. Also featured on the album, Matthew Lee, guitarist for Shooter Jennings.
"Picture On My Page" is a great start for this country-rock group, only wish we could hear more! Listen to this tune on their YouTube channel.
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Released on MRE Entertainment/Prime USA Records. San Francisco Bay Area Native. He has 5 Albums
Which "Dirty Sexy Thing" CD made headlines thoughout the nation. Has been really good reviews and charted the top 40 billboards.
Hunter (Mark) & Special Request Featuring Rey T.
His music playing on Airplay Direct, Radio Waves XM Radio, Spotify, Apple Music and FM radio stations around the world, Charting the Top 40 Charts and Pop Charts, reported by Music Registry. The title "Backyard" first day of release, went top of the charts.
Mark (Spark) Hunter California USA native start playing the guitar at the age of 10, and began playing Other instruments while becoming a complete vocalist. His very first song he wrote and recorded on his own, he enter a musical publishing contest. He won 2nd place out of 10,000 other artists. From that day forward he began writing his own music & co-writing with Rey T. on Special Request CD projects. He's also a member of Special Request and family with Prime USA Records. He Got the nick name "Spark" from his friends and his junior high schoolmates. He was performing a tribute to Martin Luther King JR. with other band members playing his guitar on stage when his amp got hot, sparks flying from his amp and started smoking. He finish the song turned off his amp walk away, the crowd went wild (Standing up applauding). The School gave him award for outstanding performance. He's now recording and on the road performing with Special Request, while working on his solo career and getting ready to release his fourth solo project.
Psychedelic rock if you only listen to his first offering but relax as the music becomes more complex and inviting. Listen to "Hunter" on his website.
"Trauma" is the Rough Puppies debut onslaught of rock anthems and infectious pop rock that will keep your body moving and your head banging all night!
Plus, check out the sneak preview of Selling Me! - "The Protest Song" on Jango Radio as the 'Puppies' begin to work on their 2nd album! Anyone who follows politics in America is going to want to sing, shout, or scream along with Selling Me!
Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Lyrics.
Guitar, Lyrics, Keyboards on "Selling Me!"
Lead Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Lyrics.
And our friends...
Lead Guitar on Sugar White, Couldn't Care Less, Bombs Away, and The Changeling.
Vocals on "Live!" in the Coachella Valley.
Gerry King: Lyrics.
Great lineup of what should be called "approved hits" or as they say: "catchy bar room bops and high energy arena rock that can become dangerous earworms!" Hear em on their YouTube channel.
Somewhere deep in the heart of the Midwest United States, is a well-polished gem known to the Music Industry as Barley Station. From it first inception in mid 2011, the band has written, produced, and launched two albums 'After All' (2012), and 'Damaged Goods' (2013) along with dozens of other singles after and in between and has toured regions of the US (see full discography below). Now about to release their third full-length album 'Back There Somewhere', the band is about to explode onto the music scene in a big way. They have recently been picked up by Spotify Playlist Curators and have positive press feedback from a myriad of credible publications, radio, and television media platforms.
Although the band pulls a distinctive Alternative vibe, in terms of genre, most reviewers, fans, and radio claim that the Barley Station signature is a genre crossover blend of Americana, Country, Pop, Folk, and even Rock/Alternative which is authentic and original.
The band will be releasing a new full-length album titled 'Back There Somewhere' in late summer of 2017 and already, radio in North America and Europe have begun anticipating its arrival by getting ready to launch interviews and special features in support.
Barley Station is garnering some rather top shelf reviews from music mags and reviewer throughout America and Europe so if you want to hear what the clamor is about go to their YouTube channel and give a listen.
Behind S.O.S is Sophie Debattista, a 22-year-old Anglo-Maltese singer, songwriter, producer and busker. She was originally born in Malta and it was there where she established her passion for music. Throughout her late teens, Sophie was a resident singer on Maltese national television and performed at numerous prestigious events on the Island. By the age of 18, the young songstress embraced her British routes and followed her love of music to the UK. Four years down the line, she now resides in Bedford and regularly performs around the live music circuit in London.
Towards the end of 2015, Sophie’s music took an exciting turn as she began to experiment with music production. This lead to the creation of her own distinct sound enhanced by her mechanically influenced productions, which today could be described as a mixture of; Ellie Goulding, Lorde, NAO and Halsey.
She was recently in the studio with her producers recording debut EP 'Edges of The Mind' due for release in late 2017. Her first 2 singles taken from the EP, titled 'Bittersweet' and 'Silent Witness', received support by several British Media including BBC Radio Introducing, BBC Radio 6 and Clash Music Magazine.
"Silent Witness" is the eagerly awaited 2nd single to be released by the Bedford-based, 22-year-old singer songwriter Sophie Debattista aka S.O.S, a first-class graduate from The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance. The electro-pop tune will be accompanied by an edgy and intense music video created by up-and-coming director AJ Ullah and will be released on the 14th April via her independent label Sossy Music.
Don't miss hearing this rising new star as she takes on the UK and then the world! Hear her new offerings on her YouTube channel.
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