Victoria Celestine picked up the guitar at age 13 with Bobby Flores, at his Bulverde Academy of Music, and began writing songs the following summer (2010). Gordon Raphael, (producer - Regina Spektor, the Strokes) caught her singing during the next Christmas holidays , and invited her to record her first 7 songs acoustically. The following April, she recorded her debut album at age 14, "From the Outside", with Jacob Sciba, at Pedernales Studios, in Austin, TX. She received "Best Female Teen Artist of the Year", from Indie Music Channel at the House of Blues in Hollywood, and then received 2nd place (teen category) from the International Songwriting Competition for the song "In The World".
In April 2012, at age 15, Victoria co-wrote and recorded 3 singles with Jeff Blue (Linkin Park, Macy Gray) in Hollywood ("The Story of Us", "Mother", and "It Only Gets Better") which have been released as an EP. Her first music video (of the song "In the World"), has been distributed by Pulse Records to 8000 retailers, (including Sam's Club). The same song caught the attention of Video Star, who featured it on their popular app for iphone/ipad in January 2013 which propped her to #42 on USA iTunes Music chart. She received again the 2nd place Prize from the ISC with the song Drift Away.
At age 16, Victoria completed a new full length album "Back home in San Antone" which is to be released in March 2014; besides performing regularly at local venues, and finishing up high school, she has been involved in several projects as a studio vocalist and has begun her own recording and engineering.
Listen to Victoria's richly satisfying voice belt out her unique musical creations on her website.
Country music artist Brandon Chase is nothing shy of a miracle. Only a few days old, Brandon quit breathing 64 times in 12 hours and was told by doctors he could be deaf, blind, mentally impaired, or possibly all three. Not only did the Arlington, TX native not suffer any complications from his childhood, he instead went on to graduate high school at the age of 15. He then completed his masters certificate in songwriting from Berklee College of Music at the age of 17. Brandon taught himself how to play the piano and guitar and has been writing his own original music since the age of 14. Brandon was featured on iTunes "New and Noteworthy" and also "Rising Stars of Country", following the release of his EP "Country Enough". His most recent achievement was appearing multiple times on season 5 of NBC's The Voice as a member of Blake Shelton's team. Brandon is currently recording his debut album set to release mid 2014.
Brandon's first radio single "One" is just a small taste of what's to come from his highly anticipated full length debut album. From smooth, rich vocals and strong lyric imagery, to creative instrumentation and various unique sound effects, Brandon is showing that he is truly an artist as he is making his own brand of country music.
Take a listen to Brandon on his website.
Albert starts 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 Aristotle University 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 debut album.
Albert dishes out some exciting stuff! Check him out on his website.
The Como Brothers Band
Having grown up performing in a Beatles tribute band the Como Brothers are no strangers to the Long Island music scene. Matt and Andrew Como have been honing their craft as established singer/songwriters and performers and are ready to make an indelible mark on the music industry. Just off the heels of the release of their sophomore EP "Still Waters" (March 2013), the Brothers released their first full length album, "Baby Steps" (October 1, 2013).
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The Como Brothers Band brings an energy, excitement, and originality to the stage that leaves fans wanting more. The band is very personable and accessible to fans. We can't wait to see you at our next gig!
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Toe-tapping, knee-slapping, tear-jerking original music, led by a ukulele-wielding crooner-gal, Kristen Foster,and her sidekick and collaborator-gal, Anna Byars, whose lead guitar chirps along with her oh-so-tasty vocal melodies.
This all-original band boasts an ultra-melodic song list that covers the usual topics with plenty of curveballs thrown in, like in the murder ballad "Killing Billy" or the unexpected "Treat Me Bad." Everyone in Polly Pry lives in Rouge, Louisiana, performing locally and in surrounding cities and states.
Polly Pry was founded in 2005 by Kristen Foster (ukulele/songwriting) and Anna Byars (lead guitar/songwriting) and is based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kristen and Anna are joined by Daniel Kirschner (double bass) and Kevin Hurstell (drums).
Prior to their successful summer tour of 2013, Polly Pry released a full length studio album, "Two Warm Minutes," produced by Grammy award winner Fred Foster and recorded at the Blue Room Studio. In true Nashville style, this album features the legendary Charlie McCoy (harmonica), Jenny Lynn Young (violin), and Matt Reasor (electric guitar, title track).
"Two Warm Minutes" contains a plethora of down-home country/folk tunes that toy with your heart strings. They are noted for their ultra-melodic song writing style that covers the gamut of life and love with all of the dark poignancy in between. The artistry of the creative process is masterful and delicious to witness; one storyline becomes a melodic wonder, given life via a collection of instruments and vocal arrangements that leave you breathless.
The single and opening track, "Treat Me Bad" demonstrates this artistry succinctly. The ukulele creates a unique focal point and provides structure for the dreamy harmonies and thoughtful arrangements. These elegantly written songs showcase a fresh take on the classic Nashville sound with what are, undoubtedly, some of the most organic melodies written to date. Polly Pry uses the ukulele and searing lead guitar to open the doors to a vast audience, capturing and keeping the hearts of the young and the old, and everyone in between.
Prior releases include "A Cocktail of Killer Bees" (2006 release) and "Live at Chelsea's Café in Baton Rouge (2008 release).
Polly Pry will tour again in the summer of 2014 however no additional information is available at this time.
Why wait? Go hear them now on their website.
Hot and Yeti
Kyle, Ryan, & Chris were in a metal band in high school called Heaven Denies. The only thing that heaven denied them at the time was talent. Ryan was the worst case. He could not grow metal hair, play keyboard, or sing metal, so he did what any failed metal head would do; He joined a folk band. Chris and Kyle stayed in their metal band and got really good at melodic death metal (Mysidia!). 10 years later the three reunited and gave birth to a beautiful music baby named Hot and Yeti. They needed help raising Yeti so they recruited the soothing saxual sounds of Josh Baca. Josh spent years playing in the Military band and he currently also plays in a lively reggae/ska band called So Cals Shocks of Mighty. Hot and Yeti blends folk singing/songwriting, metal, and Saxophone to get their unique sound.
Very HOT and Yet(i) these guys are cool!! Check out Hot and Yeti on their website.
Dan-O is the owner of DanoSongs.com, a royalty free production music library where millions of people world-wide use and listen to his music for free under the creative commons music license. The only thing you need to do when using Dan's music is to link back to or credit his Website. His songs are available to be used in YouTube videos, films, slideshows, games, podcasts and any other projects that need original instrumental or vocal tracks. Also on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Last.fm and every other major music service, just search danosongs.
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Music has the power to speak up when your voice is hurt, when you can't speak. Sometimes it's a broken heart, but other times it's from a broken home. Violence never amasses to anything positive and people say fight for your rights. But at times, the pain is too much to bear; until you hear a song that strikes the chord for change.
That's exactly what young songwriter, pianist and singer Sammy Hakim promotes in her latest video for new single "Tuck Me In". At just the young age of 18, Sammy has composed a thought provoking song dealing with the harsh reality of domestic violence and bullying. Her lyrics are moving and when she sings, her feelings are distraught with haunting accuracy, but it comes from a fire to fight back and create awareness to stand up for yourself and pick up the pieces from a broken home.
"Tuck Me In" is a story driven music video that shares both glimpses of her as well as following the story of a young boy that witnesses domestic abuse and bullying. The music video starts with images of an unkempt, dingy apartment where you see a boy full of hope with his mother full of emotional scars and real bruises. As the boy sees his mother waste away her precious life, his father knocks on the door with rage and proceeds to beat his mother right in front of him. Heartbroken and distraught, the boy proceeds to tuck in his mother and cuddle with her, telling her everything will be all right. In the next scenes, the boy walks to school and stumbles upon a bully picking on a smaller kid. He can't help the fact that it reminds him so much of his father, that he intervenes and eventually gets rid of the bully and helps the kid up before running off back home to help his mother once again.
a lot of people have experienced bullying growing up. Sammy sings about this in her songs. Listen to them on her website.
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Adry is a producer as well as a singer/songwriter. He became the lead vocalist of a rock band as a teenager, and played guitar and bass to the sounds of music and lyrics that he himself wrote. The originality that spans through these stylistic techniques is encouraging and motivating. With sounds that are infused by inspirations such as Nirvana and John Lennon of The Beatles. His first album Rule of Sadness, was introduced to the world in 2009; with over thirty thousand Internet downloads, Adry became an overnight hit. Since then, he has been performing in clubs all over the world and gaining a sense of self-awareness as an artist. It is with the anticipation of his new album "Notes", available September 2014!
Be sure to listen to "Adry" on his website.
Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, David is a powerful performing songwriter, who has built an artistic bridge between the influences of his birthplace and the fresh possibilities of his adopted Canadian home to produce three critically-acclaimed CD's and numerous international songwriting awards. Songwriters Magazine called David, "the most consistent Canadian songwriting competition winner." His brand new CD, "Underneath", is a deeply evocative, soul-stirring collection of songs that marks Leask's first full album release in over 8 years. An album of road-tested songs he loves to play live, "Underneath" interweaves influences from both sides of the Atlantic in an exhilarating, genre-surfing journey that beautifully traverses rhythm and bluegrass, country and soul, roots and rock. A seasoned and commanding performer, Leask was awarded the Mississauga Established Performing Artist of the Year in 2004. Equally comfortable performing solo, duo or with a full band, he has charmed audiences across Canada with the power of his performance in both word and song.
David's songwriting abilities have been recognized by other artists with cuts by a variety of Canadian country music artists including Jay Semko, Marshall Dane, Erin Haley, Ann Chaplin & Dana Johnson which included two album title cuts and three singles released to Country Music radio.
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Marshall Dane's infectious blend of country and rock is set to blaze a trail in 2014. Country by definition, but fueled by rock and roll and infected with a watermelon-sized helping of hope, love and salvation, Marshall's the kind of guy you want to have on your side when the going gets tough in this world and his new album, One Of These Days is set to be your alibi.
Launched in May 2013, in time for last year's CMAO Awards - for which he was nominated in several categories including Male Artist and Album Of The Year - and featuring the single and title track, "One Of These Days", Canadian Country Artist Marshall Dane's latest album puts life back in to the swing of things, driven by a swirling blast of fabulous melodies that gives you a country rush right from the get-go.
"One Of These Days is about how I deal with the curves life throws," says Marshall. "It's not really about where I've been but more so about where I am now...where I wanna go...and how I'm gonna get there, wherever 'there' is."
A country star is rising! Don't miss Marshall's music! Check it out on his website.
Successful Israeli singer-songwriter Snir Yamin has just released his brand new four-track EP Urban Stories to international audiences. The debut EP, released September 20, 2013 has recieved by now extraordinary reviews with highly located rank in leading music blogs and magazines. The EP features four original songs that combine soft rock with new age electronic beats. With influences from the likes of Damien Rice and John Mayer, the emotional ballads feature lyrics that speak of profound love and heartbreak.
Urban Stories is a testament to the vulnerability we feel when falling in love and also the fragile state we are left in when the relationship ends. Snir sings in his track "Stay": "What have I done that you can't look into my eyes// And tell that you love me//I miss you and I just want you close// Close to my heart, the heart that you've broke to one million pieces." The rest of the EP follows suit and makes him relatable to so many people.
Snir's passion can be heard in every track of Urban Stories, and he wants to evoke that raw feeling in every piece of music that he produces. Snir is now working on his debut US album with The Cutting Room label in NYC, which he plans to release in Spring 2014.
Sometimes sultry but deffinately inspired lyrics why not listen for yourself at Snir's website?
Isha Love has been called "brilliant," "astonishing" and "remarkably original." She has garnered a myriad of accolades on both sides of the Pacific for her soulful and eclectic sounds on the piano, B3 and synthesizer.
Love began playing piano at the age of five and honed her craft at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance. While at Berklee, Love was hired as the primary accompanist for the Voice Department and received numerous invitations to play with such well-established artists as Andrae Crouch, Frank McComb, Lisa McClendon, Kim Burrell and Barbara Morrison, among others.
Today Love is pursued by many artists and producers who look to her masterful keyboard playing and musical sensibilities for their studio and stage projects. Love is currently writing, arranging and recording her original compositions scheduled to be released this year.
"Wow!! When I first heard her I was totally blown away. She is such a phenomenal player. You will be shocked at her gospel musicianship. Close your eyes when she's playing and you'll be amazed and shocked at what she gets out of the keyboard. " — Andrae Crouch
Listen to Isha on her website.
One of country music's hottest new stars, Rachele Lynae will release her self-titled debut album on Tuesday, April 22 on Momentum Label Group. Produced by platinum recording artist, Jamie O'Neal, the album will be available at select retail stores nationwide, as well as through online music retailers, including Amazon and iTunes.
Rachele's debut album is filled with clever songs that explore the complexities of relationships and serve up wisdom from the female perspective. At just 26 years of age, she writes from a deep and mature well of emotion on every song on the project. Tunes such as "Cigarette" and "Sometimes You Fly," will show the tender heart and vulnerability of the gifted singer-songwriter, while she sings about having fun on a Saturday night on tunes like "Party Til the Cows Come Home" and "Get Out on the Floor." On songs like "Scar," "Clean" and the prolific "Words in Red," Rachele proves she can pack an emotional punch on to any topic she approaches.
"Music is a gift I don't take for granted," says Rachele. "The emotion that you can convey in music is unrivaled by anything else. It's something that everyone understands."
A natural born entertainer, the Alaska native knew from an early age that music was her only option in life. She grew up singing in church, school plays and every other event that afforded her the chance to entertain people. By the time she was 17, Rachele was touring professionally up and down the West Coast. It was that deep-seeded passion for performing and songwriting that inspired her to move thousands of miles away to make her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. Upon arriving in Music City, she enrolled at Belmont University where many of today's superstars were also groomed. While attending Belmont, Rachele recorded a 5-song EP that eventually caught the ear of legendary country star, Jamie O'Neal, who at the time was in the midst of launching her own independent record label. O'Neal immediately connected to Rachele's music and quickly made her the flagship artist at Momentum Label Group.
In just two short years since releasing her debut single, Rachele has been living in a whirlwind of music, touring across the country and building a solid fan base all along the way.
"I love writing songs and performing my music live," notes Rachele. "I've heard so many stories from my fans who say 'This song is exactly what I've needed.' How cool is it that I get to be blessed enough to put the music out there for them?"
Rachele is an exciting southern singer-songwriter that is turning Nashville on it's ear! Listen to her on her website.
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