Archives: August 2013

Tamika

Tamika

Tamika

Tamika

Genre
Pop, Rock, Alt. Rock, Adult Contemporary

Location
Australia

Label
Musik and Film

Website
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Biography:

“Tamika is the real deal…I would put her up against any of the best female singers out there! I’ve had the pleasure to tour with Fergue from the BlackEyePeas, Haley from Paramore and many more and she is just as great if not better than all of them.”

-Jon Wilkes Tour Drummer ( Red Jumpsuit Apparatus/Secondhand Serenade)

“Tamika” “Without a doubt is the best singer I have ever worked with”

Terry Nails ( Ozzy Osbourne)

“Tamika has a huge voice and can make anything sound good. Reason to get even is a great song and a great crossover first release. The world needs to hear Tamika”

Stephen Wrench (Former VP of RCA Records)

“Finally a record worth listening to”

Danny Boy (house of pain)

Vigilant

Vigilant

Vigilant

Vigilant

Genre
Rock, Alt. Rock,

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
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Biography:

Vigilant is a 4 member rock group including Jack (bass), Jordan Ferreira (guitar), Padget Nanton III (drums).Fronting the band is Chloe Demetria whose exhilarating vocal style contributes a supercharged urgency to their message.

They spent much of the last year recording their debut album Born To Kill which presents ten songs that will reveal another perspective to those turned on by mindful, massive-sounding bands like Muse, TOOL, Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine. It was produced and engineered by Jack. David Isaac (3-time Grammy Winning Producer/Mix Engineer whose legendary resume includes Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder) as exec producer and mix engineer for the album was a constant mentor to the band through steady contact and magi like insight. Additional studio work was done by Randy Emata (also highly respected Steve Miller, Lou Reed) in Los Angeles, along with Jawad Mills who ran the drum sessions that took place in Jacksonville, Florida as well as Brian Matheson of Skyline studio in San Francisco.

They all show deep love for all kinds of music throughout the album, but they’ve definitely hit on a sound that can only be described as Vigilant. Chloe has a gorgeously expressive voice with no antecedent that comes to mind. Jack’s playing is some of the heaviest and grungiest and is comparable to the likes of rock’s legendary bass predecessors such as John Entwistle, Geezer Butler, Rex Brown and Cliff Burton. He shows his virtuosity and innovativeness by getting down on solos like the ones featured on “Born To Kill” & “Get It” that you just have to hear for yourself. Jordan’s guitar work is ungodly to say the least. With so much raw energy and intensity across the board, from the power in his chunky riffs to the vocal-esque solos that are ornamented with some lighting speed runs, it’s no surprise how Bumblefoot (Ron Thal, solo artist & guitarist with Guns & Roses) can say, “I think that Jordan is one of the people that’s the next generation of these guitar guys that everyone is gonna be naming and saying,’yeah, that guy!’ “

Vigilant is currently working on their show and preparing to take the extraordinary sound of Born To Kill on the road.

Website: www.vigilantband.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vigilantband

Twitter: www.twitter.com/vigilantband

Youtube: www.youtube.com/vigilanttv

Quietdrive – “Even When I’m Gone” – Charity Single National Child Cancer Awareness Month

 

Rock the Cause Records, the same label that released the #1 selling song “Clouds” by Zach Sobiech,  is pleased to announce the release of “Even When I’m Gone” – the new single from Quietdrive.

 

“Even When I’m Gone” will be released to raise awareness and support during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which takes place during September 2013.  

 

“Even When I’m Gone” was written for and inspired by Michigan-born Kendal Lividini, a 17-year-old girl who lost her life to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in 2011, and whose dream was to share her story in an effort to bring awareness and a cure for childhood cancer. Her parents re-telling of Kendal’s strength and bravery in the face of terminal illness, led to Minnesota based band, Quietdrive, writing and delivering an emotionally charged anthem in the style of U2, Coldplay and Snow Patrol.

 

“Even When I’m Gone” provides a heart wrenching question on the meaning of life and swallows you whole with compassion. You take something different away with every powerful listen.

With the help of distribution partner, The Orchard, “Even When I’m Gone” will be available on September 3, 2013 worldwide through digital retailers including iTunes, Amazon, Googleplay and Spotify.

 

All net proceeds from the sale of “Even When I’m Gone” are being donated to the Team Kendal Kidz and Children’s Cancer Research Fund to find a cure for pediatric cancer, and to Rock the Cause, a music based non-profit that empowers young people to get involved in their communities.

 

A live performance by Quietdrive honoring the memory of teenager Kendal Lividini will be held at the Third Annual Team Kendal Kidz Concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Saturday, September 7, 2013 for more details please visit the event page of Team Kendal Kidz.

 

To learn more about the charitable impact of the “Even When I’m Gone” release, please visit the artist page of Quietdrive at www.irockthecause.org

Bethel Music Featuring Jenn Johnson

Jenn Johnson
Chasing You

Jenn Johnson is a worship leader and songwriter with Bethel Music. She and her husband Brian serve as Senior Worship Pastors at Bethel Church and also oversee Bethel’s on-campus WorshipU summer program. Jenn began her journey with music and worship leading at a young age; she has cultivated an undeniable enthusiasm, wonder, and affection for God.

Brian and Jenn’s debut album, Undone, released in 2001, and Jenn has since been featured on all Bethel Live albums as well as The Loft Sessions and Tides. Known for her powerful vocals and unique prophetic sound, Jenn’s lyrics flow straight from the heart. She has authored songs such as “O Taste and See”, “God I Look to You,” “Come to Me,” & “Who You Are” written with her daughter Haley.

Jenn is committed to raising up worshippers who will take hold of their true identity and pursue intimacy with God above all else. She is an outspoken advocate of living a lifestyle built on vulnerability, faithfulness, and connection to community. She and Brian reside in Redding, California with their three wonderful children.

Bethel Music represents the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA. As a group of passionate believers pursuing His presence, our artists and worship leaders seek to capture what we feel God is saying through songs that declare who He is and who we are in Him. We believe that finding fresh expressions of worship for the season for the church and to God’s heart.

The Bethel Music community has joined together to create their first studio album, TIDES. Written during a season of change and transition, TIDES tells a story of moving forward and overcoming the unknown with God. The album paints a sonic landscape that is colorful, progressive, and at times explosive; drawing heavily on analog synths, sweeping guitars, and pulsing rhythms. Brian Johnson’s opening track Strong In Us comes crashing in as a powerful declaration of God’s victory that is alive in us. Heaven’s Song by Jeremy Riddle depicts creation’s refrain to the Lord, capturing listeners through its melodic layers and intricate undercurrents. Energetic tracks such as Jenn Johnson’s Chasing You lift the album with vibrant lyrics, highlighting the adventure of pursuing God. The album’s crafted anthems revive in us the timelessness and freshness of God’s word, His presence, and His plan.

Contact

Steve Strout
steve@stroutynation.com

http://www.bethelmusic.com/

Union City

Union City

Union City

Union City

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

Location
Canada

Label
Billberg Entertainment

Website
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Biography:

“For every jangly guitar line….there’s a chiming rafter-raiser more reminiscent of U2.” – Darryl Sterdan, Toronto Sun

Toronto’s Union City released their first single These Days in North America and immediately received widespread airplay through American and Canadian college radio, even cracking the American college radio (CMJ) charts.

Due to the success of the single in the North American college charts, and a successful mini-American tour to support it, the band signed a licensing deal with several television networks in the US (including MTV, E!TV and Oxygen Networks) in 2010, for These Days, The War, and The Girl Who Wasnt There for programs like The City (The Hills spinoff), Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Spindustry, The Bad Girls Club, and Warren the Ape, among others..

Union City played at Canadian Music Week in Toronto for the second time in March 2012, and was invited to play SXSW in Austin, Texas, but unfortunately due to VISA issues and poor management, were unable to make the journey. They are hoping to make it back down to the States in the near future.

In 2011, Union City released the song “Help Me Out” as a free download from their official web site. They are currently writing and recording for a follow up full-length release.

Instrumentation Matthew Crowley – Vocals, Guitar

Bill Deen & The Rebels

Bill Deen & The Rebels

Bill Deen & The Rebels

Bill Deen & The Rebels

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

Location
United States

Label
CheapJag Records

Website
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Biography:

Billy Deen’s a voice of classic British rock legends, having been compared to George Michael and Freddie Mercury. The 28 year old is an experienced entertainer who has toured Europe doing what he does best: singing and performing. The Rebels traveled the world performing to tens of thousands of people in countries such as South Africa, Canada, and the United States.

After getting together in late summer of 2012. The band was invited by Interscope Music Producer/Engineer, Jose Alcantar to record a few tracks at Interscope Records. Proud to release their new pop/rock album that is sure to win over any fan of imagine dragons, one republic, or Train. The band has already achieved over 1.3 million hits on YouTube and has 5,000 fans on Facebook independently. The guys are currently getting ready for a worldwide tour after cutting their teeth on the Sunset Strip at the Viper Room and the Whisky a Go Go.

“This song meshes acoustic instruments with electronic ones very well. It is well arranged, captivating the listener with the first ethereal call of the vocals. The guitar riff played with the chorus is simply brilliant. The verses and chorus blend well, and transition to the bridge perfectly. I love the instrumentation of this track. The melody is haunting in a way which make it memorable, reminiscent of Massive Attack. The vocals are harmonized well, and in the right places. The music/vocals/lyrics all progress well together and culminate for the perfect finale. This track has excellent potential to be a hit.” – Reverb Nation

“Billy Deen is a budding artist who’s unique vocal tones and charismatic approach have already sparked comparisons with music legends such as George Michael and Freddy Mercury, among others.”
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LINKS

http://www.billydeenandtherebels.com

http://www.facebook.com/BillyDeenAndTheRebels

http://www.twitter.com/ billydeenrebels

www.youtube.com/watch? v=X943fkfqtUM (Preview)

Jonathan Thulin debuts his AC mix of “Dead Come To Life” (Feat. Charmaine)

Lyrics

 

Dead Come To Life (Feat. Charmaine)

 

1: I am the living dead, you are the opposite

We’re like fire and ice only one can survive

My will’s departed

 

Pre Chorus: Light is in your eyes reaching to mine

I am

 

Chorus: A valley of bones covered in stone

Nothing more than human

Into the unknown body and soul

You’re calling me cause only with you the

Dead come to life, dead come to life

Only with you the dead come to life,

Dead come to life

 

2: I am a foreigner, caught in the crossfire

I am paralyzed by the battle cries can you

hear it.

 

Pre Chorus: Light is in your eyes reaching to mine

I am

 

Chorus: A valley of bones covered in stone

Nothing more than human

Into the unknown body and soul

You’re calling me cause only with you the

Dead come to life, dead come to life

Only with you the dead come to life,

Dead come to life

 

Bridge: We are the dry and thirsty sand

Upon this dry and thirsty land

But you speak life into the flesh

Breathing air into the dead.

 

Chorus: A valley of bones covered in stone

Nothing more than human

Into the unknown body and soul

You’re calling me cause only with you the

Dead come to life, dead come to life

Only with you the dead come to life,

Dead come to life

 

From the album, The White Room now available.

Rhett May

Rhett May

Rhett May

Rhett May

Genre
Folk, Rock, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Indian,

Location
Australia

Label
Musik and Film

Website
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Songwriter/Publisher

 

Biography:

Out of India to “Oz”

The Journey of Rhett May

Rhett May owes his rare musical sound and style to the unique environment that he grew up in. Born in 1950, in Calcutta, India, he was immediately immersed in a magical, musical melting pot. Carnatic and Hindustani music and instruments such as the Sitar and Tabla were always providing melody and percussion against a daily backdrop of lifting and soaring voices of Ragas. Ragas especially played a vital part of Rhett’s musical experience with their series of five or more musical notes forming melody. However, this environment of classical Indian music wasn’t the only sounds floating about Calcutta in the nineteen-fifties and nineteen sixties. By the time Rhett had begun boarding school in the Himalayan foothills; western music had also begun an invasion. The cinemas featured musical movies from The Monkees, Cream, or Jimi Hendrix. Elvis and Ricky Nelson’s pop also pulsated through the airwaves. Sixties – Seventies – Success…

Rhett’s formed his first band, The Wooly Bullys, at the age of 15 with Preston Bortello and childhood friend James Payne. Their first taste of fame came in 1966, when they won Battle of the Bands. They became such a hit that they performed many of the venues that were hot at that time, such as Trincas, The Park Hotel and Mocambo’s. The Wooly Bullys evolved into a band called The Flint Stones. The Flint Stones became India’s most successful pop group, being featured on the cover of many of the music magazines. The Flint Stones recorded a successful single in “Be Mine (Happy by My Side)” and even attracted the attention of former Beatle George Harrison and Apple Records. The band was asked to come to the UK, and was double billed with the likes of legendary jazz guitarist Charlie Bird.

This was a very successful time for Rhett who accompanied his band to play a private concert for the Queen of Bhutan and her family. This was not the end of May’s musical growth, however, only the beginning. The nineteen sixties were blossoming musically with the addictive melodies and varied styles that were precisely what Rhett loved. Rhett states, “The sixties got me hooked on bands like The Yardbirds, Steppenwolf, The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits … and the list goes on!” Rhett would carry this heavy influence of the nineteen sixties into his musical future as the underpinning of his musical style. A Saturday Night In “Oz”…

Rhett left his native India in 1969, and would start his music career anew in Australia. As a solo artist, he would win the Perth Talent Quest whole performing backed by the Troupadours in 1971. However, he wouldn’t remain simply a solo artist; Rhett would recreate the same group success he had in India all over again in Australia. Rhett states, “I got a totally new group of musicians together in ‘Oz’ – we were doing the ‘garage’ thing.” This garage band would develop into a successful band which evolved from the “Shakespeare Sarani” to “Prodigy”, and eventually they changed their name to “Lucifer.” As the decade of the seventies progressed, Rhett’s success was about to be changed forever by the “fever” of Saturday Night Fever. The Disco era came suddenly, and it would force Rhett and his band mates to move out of music. The gigs disappeared for the styles of music they played, and the dance floors became filled with DJs and Disco lights. Indeed, the sixties and seventies were a time of change, not only for the world, but for the world of music. Rhett’s musical career was about to be turned upside down. One of the biggest changes would be the decision of childhood friend and musical cohort, James Payne, to leave the music business. Over the years, James’ influence on Rhett was immense. However, Payne’s departure was not to last forever… he would soon return. Payne’s return would be the catalyst that would spark a rekindling of Rhett’s musical future. Fast Forward Thirty Years…

Rhett teamed up with Platinum Producers of Musik and Film to create a new EP “Insatiable” with the first radio release “Cocktails and Cannabis”

Links

http://www.pinterest.com/rhettmay

http://www.facebook.com/ rhettmaymusic

http://www.twitter.com/rhettmay/

http://numberonemusic.com/rhettmay/

http://www.reverbnation.com/rhettmay

http://www.myspace.com/ rhettmaymusic