Archives: July 2013

Dazz

Dazz

Dazz

Dazz

Genre
Quorky, Quirky, Thats the UK’s Dazz

Location
United Kingdom
Biography:

Hi, my name is Dazz, and I hail from South London.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s Disease. Knowing what I had and the long treatment I was facing, unable to work and not wanting to become brain-dead, I decided to teach myself how to play the piano and to record the songs that I had written years before. Now, two years after I began, Miss Glossy Magazine is my first release.

Miss glossy magazine, I’m so in love with you, A prettier face I’ve never seen, Miss glossy magazine,

You Tube Link http://youtu.be/BcICgbDMQbU

You look so fine, so divine, you look so sophisticated, Striking poses, holding roses, could I take you home tonight, But I’m alone in my fantasy, you’re on the page smiling up at me, If only you could be right here with me,

Miss glossy magazine, I’m so in love with you, A prettier face I’ve never seen, Miss glossy magazine,

You’re dressed in silks and lace, so much grace, You look like an angel, Got on your lipstick, ahh ohh so chic, Could I take you on your next location, But I’m alone in my fantasy, you’re on the page smiling up at me, If only you could be right here with me,

Miss glossy magazine, I’m so in love with you, A prettier face I’ve never seen, Miss glossy magazine,

You’ll always be my only fantasy, You are a special creation, And like the ever running silver stream, You’ll always be in my dreams,

Miss glossy magazine, I’m so in love with you, A prettier face I’ve never seen, Miss glossy magazine,

MHC Accepting Applications to Host Smithsonian Exhibit

NEWS RELEASE

LANSING— The Michigan Humanities Council is now accepting applications from rural libraries and museums interested in hosting a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit in their community.

Six organizations in rural communities (populations less than 20,000) will be selected to host The Way We Worked from October 2014 through July 2015. The deadline to apply is Aug. 27; more information and the application can be found at www.michiganhumanities.org/programs/museum.

The Way We Worked is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, and draws from the Archives’ rich photographic collections to tell the story of work in American culture over the past 150 years. Using large-format pictures, objects and interactive components, the exhibit shows how we identify with work, as individuals and communities. Host communities will complement the exhibit with public programming focused on their local work history. Examples include lectures, discussion programs, photo exhibitions, and community-based documentaries. Exhibition-related expenses are covered by MHC.

The exhibit consists of five free-standing sections with video, audio and interactive components, along with artifacts mounted in cases and exhibition banners.

All interested organizations should review the eligibility and site requirements found on the application form. Applications can be submitted by mail or email to the addresses found on the application. With questions, please contact MHC Program Officer Gina Schreck – (517) 372-7770 or gschreck@mihumanities.org.

Musik Radio Promotions Presents ONE

Musik Radio Promotions Presents ONE

Musik Radio Promotions Presents ONE

ONE

Genre
Country, Rock, Pop, Adult Contemporary

Location
Afghanistan

Label

Website
Click Here

Biography:

David Rorick a original member of Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Three says 

“I thought it was very cool! Love the singer.”

ONE continues to remain inspired in an unforgiving business that can leave you faced with the kind of adversity most people would never have to confront. With 3 albums, 2 awards, 500+ shows, several videos, and a handful member changes later the band is still going strong.

Other inspirations for ONE are the bands and musicians that have and continue to write Music History. After finishing their most recent tour, the band decided to take a different direction by recording a heavier rock version of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”.

“We played it for 2 years on the road and never really thought about recording and releasing it, until now! Folsom is such a huge song and Johnny Cash is the ultimate rock n’ roll badass, you need to make sure you pay tribute properly, especially to an icon like him,” says guitar player Chris Staniforth.

ONE chose the comfort of working with Slaves on Dope guitarist Kevin Jardine at Uplift Studios, as they did with their 2 previous releases.

“We feel good there. Almost like a second home,” explains singer Danny Rossi. “We get great work done and have a blast doing it”.

 Having not taken this much time off in 6 years, ONE needed to find a way to stay active and inspired.

“I can’t remember the last time we’ve been home this long. You never realize you would miss the road so much until you take a break,” adds Rossi

After having built an Army of loyal followers while touring and Headlining some famous venues like the Hard Rock Café and the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, as well as opening for National Tours. ONE is only beginning to put their mark on the music business.

“Power Rock group ONE is an obvious competitor”

Journal De Montreal

““This is refreshing new music.” ”

CJAD 800AM – The Mose Persico Show

“ONE the next Nickelback from Quebec”

ETalk Daily – (CTV)

““The ONE to Watch” ”

Montreal Mirror

“Their music is clearly their own.”

Portal Magazine

“The melodic rock sound, rhythmic guitar riffs make this follow up (Dirty Valentine) to their debut Never Say Never a CD to bring ONE a continued climb to success.”

Corriere Magazine

“Dirty Valentine work so well for ONE. 4/5”

CWG Magazine

“ONE to Remember!”

The Suburban

http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-The-Band/117626848252934

www.sonicbids.com/onetheband http://www.reverbnation.com/onemtl

http://twitter.com/onetheband

JacksonVegas

JacksonVegas

JacksonVegas

JacksonVegas

Genre
Rock, Alt. Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Adult Contemporary

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click

Biography:

JacksonVegas is the brainchild of songwriter Grant Nielsen. He has been writing singer/songwriter content since he was a youth, behind the scenes of his other projects. In 2011, he decided to form JacksonVegas, whose name is derived from the “big-town/little-city” mentality of his hometown, Jacksonville, FL. Drawing from the sometimes schizophrenic cultural nature of the southern United States, he paints a bittersweet picture of the characters and events from his life.
The group is lead by Nielsen on vocals and guitar, and features an illustrious selection of soulful players; including Cyrus Quaranta on keys, Adam Silk on bass, John Parkerurban on guitar, Bea Gayle on drums, Philip Pan on Violin and Cricket on backing vocals.
JacksonVegas’ sophomore single, “Within Your Skin”, is a haunting tune written by Nielsen, that paints a simple, but sharply worded critique of our modern vanities.
The original single “Some Kind of Stranger” focuses on the debate between the teaching of Evolution and Intelligent Design in the Florida public school system, a controversy so divisive that it
promises to challenge cultures world wide for decades to come.

Nashville Radio Promotions

Country / Bluegrass / Americana

Sounds Like:
Various Artists

Location:
AMERICA NORTH: USA:Tennessee (TN)

Record Label:
Indie Label Promoter

Website:
http://www.nashvilleradiopromotions.com


Biography
Nashville Radio Promotions was started in 2012 when a group of well-known independent record label owners in Nashville decided to band together. One of the biggest obstacles facing the smaller independent labels was being able to compete on a much smaller budget in their artists promotions. So they decided to pool their resources and work together. Thus Nashville Radio Promotions came to be.

We are now working with 14 different artists on 7 different labels helping to promote their music to The World and that number is being added to each and every week.

If you are an independent artist or record label looking for help with promoting your music to radio give us a shout. The group is headed up by Colt Records label President J. K. Coltrain and you can contact him by email at; staff@coltrecords.com or by phone at; (615) 720-0274 or call Roy at; (615) 474-0162…. Read More

New Single from Mike Archer

Traditional Country / Country / Country Americana

Sounds Like:
Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Don WIlliams, Vern Gosdin

Location:
AMERICA NORTH: USA:Tennessee (TN)

Record Label:
Colt Records

Website:
http://www.coltrecords.com

Biography
Colt Records was started back in 1998 by longtime country music singer & songwriter J. K. Coltrain and has become one of the most respected independent labels in The World. We are proud to say that our artists have won both Texas & Colorado CMA Entertainer of The Years Awards, British CMA Album of The Year, Texas CMA Album of The Year, Colorado CMA Album of The Year and 4 Juno Awards.

Don’t forget to come and see The Stars of Tomorrow as Colt Records Presents The Country Star Showcase http://www.countrystarshowcase.com

Ryan Casper

Ryan Casper

Ryan Casper

Ryan Casper

Genre
Country, Alt. Country, Adult Contemporary

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click Here

Biography:

“Ryan Casper is real. He is the music he sings, which he does with power and authority. If he doesn’t reach the top of Country music, it will be the industry’s loss.”-Howard Phelps of WLBQ Radio, Morgantown, KY

“Ryan is the most talented rising star I have interviewed in a long time, humble and pure talent. I think Ryan will win fans everywhere he goes.”-Rick Wesley of WKDO Radio, Liberty, KY

“Wow, Ryan Casper is a perfect example of what’s right with ‘Indie’ music in Nashville. This guy can write and sing with the best of ‘em. And what passion he has when he sings…you would’ve thought he was in front of a crowd of thousands with the tremendous effort he put into his in-studio performance.”-Mike Thomas of KFAV Radio, Warrenton, MO

“Ryan Casper has all the elements of talent and work ethic to compete in the Country music format. He has my respect as an Artist, Husband and Father. Based on these facts, he has as good of a shot to be a leading contender in Country Music as anyone I’ve seen.”-Bernard Porter of PCG Nashville

“As far as new artists go, I’ve never had such a demand. Bottom line…great guy, amazing music and I think it’s safe to say this might be Ryan Casper country now.”-J-Dub(Justin Whitfield) of KKOW Radio, Pittsburg, KS

David Shanhun

David Shanhun

David Shanhun

David Shanhun

Genre
Country, Adult Contemporary, Crossover, Just Good Music

Location
New Zealand

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click Here
Biography:

Born in Western Australia, David moved with his family to New Zealand when he was nearly 2 years old, and has been singing ever since!

Heavily involved in music through high school, playing piano, trumpet, and trombone, he also sang in various school choirs and barbershop quartets. He was a member of the 2001 O.K. Chorale that won a Gold award at the National Secondary Schools competition held in the Christchurch Town Hall that particular year, which sparked an enthusiasm to perform in similar venues.

He first picked up a guitar aged 14, and began learning to accompany himself singing, especially enjoying the challenge of playing and singing Dave Matthews songs. From there his interest in the guitar grew and grew, and he went to study a B.Mus in Classical Guitar at Massey University in Wellington. He never completed the degree, but it led him on to discover new tastes in music, notably folk/country oriented – with the likes of Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Tommy Emmanuel.

David taught all styles of guitar in high schools for 4 years, before moving to Auckland in 2010 where he made the choice to become a professional musician in late November.

David is the only artist to have been nominated twice for the Horizon Award (promising new artist) at the New Zealand Country Music awards (2011 and 2013), and has performed live with Grammy Award winning artist Bryan White. He was a nominee for the 2011 Pat McMinn Rising Star Award, has performed on National Television (TV1’s The Good Morning Show), and was a finalist in the 20102010 Singer Songwriter Syndicate’s “Singer/Songwriter” competition. His song ‘Missing You’ held the #1 spot on theaudience.co.nz weekly charts for 5 weeks in 2012.

He is currently working on a new album with award-winning kiwi producer, Mike McCarthy at Manuka Studios.

 

Dustin Walker

Dustin Walker

Dustin Walker

Dustin Walker

Genre
Rock, Pop

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click Here

Biography:

Dustin Walker has known Rick Springfield since he was 3 years old. Dustin has taken the stage with Rick many times recently and has just released his first EP “Between The Lines”

What the pros have to say about Dustin

Ronnie Grinel (Tour & Production Coordinator / Rick Springfield)

“Dustin Walker was only 3 years old, holding a toy guitar in one hand, and holding on to his Father, a long time Rick Springfield supporter, with the other. I spotted him in the audience, and threw him up on stage to help Rick sing “Don’t Talk to Strangers”. At 3 years old he brought down the house. Dustin has spent the last 13 years becoming an accomplished singing, song writing guitar player, and has recently performed live with Rick Springfield, and a number of other national acts. He is presently putting the finishing touches on his soon to be released CD, and from what we have heard, will be a huge musical force for decades to come. Stay tuned for this one folks!”

Matt Bissonette (Bassist w/ Elton John)

“I met Dustin many years ago and I could tell then that he was a very driven young man. He was determined to rock and when he came on stage with us with Rick Springfield he made us all play better. I see blue skies in his future.”

Rick Brewer (Zoot, The Motivators, The Ferrets, Cameron Mitchell Band)

“Dustin Walker is a young man I greatly admire. I think his incredible talent will see him as one of the next big USA exports–love your work mate!”

Ron Higgins “Rowdy Ron” (TV and Radio personality)

“Dustin Walker is the future of rock!! After having him on my radio show, playing his music & getting to hang with him on a couple of occasions….I can say that this 16 year old talent is the real deal!”

Glenn Symmonds (Long time drummer w/ Eddie Money)

“Dustin Walker is a young man with a heart for rock & roll. He’s the kid who’s dreamed of being a star since as far back as he can remember. The difference between Dustin and every other American teenager… is that he has the natural talent and raw energy to pull if off!”

Joe Taylor (Musician / Songwriter / Solo Artist)

“Dustin’s guitar playing has a classic rock vibe mixed with a current alternative sound that cuts through the audience like a knife. He is an up-and-coming star who needs to be put on your radar.”

Jesse Macht (Musician / Songwriter / Solo Artist)

“Dustin’s energy and passion for performance bursts through his music and I’m very excited to see what’s on the horizon for him.”

Chris Grove (Keyboardist w/ Eddie Money)

“Dustin is a wonderful new artist whose possibilities are endless. Great songwriting and structure filled with passion.”

Alan Hunter Sirrus Radio

Alan Hunter Sirrus Radio

“Dustin’s friendship, since he was a little pup, with Rick Springfield  has been an obvious inspiration and you can hear Rick’s mentoring influence in this first release. He’s got a knack for crafting a swell little pop rocker here and the potential to give Bieber

Dustin Walker & Rick Springfield

Dustin Walker & Rick Springfield

Shane Kenny

Shane Kenny

Shane Kenny

Shane Kenny

Genre
Rock, Alt. Rock, Pop, Adult Contemporary,

Location
Ireland {Republic}

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click Here

Shane Kenny is a singer/songwriter from Wexford, Ireland who is on the verge of releasing his second album, the follow up to his 2009 release “Lost in the Madness of Crowds”.The album titled ”8 Miles out” is a 24 track double album and is due to be released within the next couple of months. The first single ”Rolls off your tongue” was released in April and by teaming up with Florida based record label Musik and Film, the song has to date been picked up by more than 3000 radio stations worldwide and it is expected that the next single ”Threw it all away” will surpass this success.

“Kenny’s songs invoke everyday images of hope, love and loss and within the soaring melodies, at times driving guitar riffs, and intricate arrangements there are some stark messages to be heard” – New Ross Echo – June 2013

It may be hard to pinpoint an artist that his music sits comfortably with regards to the style but Shane has been influenced by artists including Tom Petty, Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen and some songs have had comparisons with Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi and also Mumford and Sons to name but a few.

Since releasing his debut album, Shane has appeared as a support act to such artists as diverse as Mick Flannery, Mundy, Duke special, Jerry Fish, The Hot Sprockets, The 4 of Us, The Original Rudeboys, The Barley Mob, The Cabin Collective, Lazek, Southern Tenant Folk Union, The Niall Toner Band, Declan O’Rourke, John Spillane,Cathy Davey, The Irish Tenors among others.

Shane recorded his latest album with the help of some of the best musicians in Ireland including Brendan Keane, Dave Duffy, Peter Tierney, Michael Egan, Clem Dake and Dominic Mcevoy and his touring band includes at times some of the above mentioned and also the extremely talented Richie Roche and Martin Crosbie and the schedule for the coming year and beyond is set to be very busy.

To find out about updates and upcoming gigs, promo videos and to hear more music you can can visit www.shanekennymusic.com as well as the following social media pages

www.facebook.com/ shanekennymusic

www.twitter.com/ shanekennymusic

www.vimeo.com/shanekenny

www.youtube.com/ shanekennymusic

www.reverbnation.com/ shanekenny