Linda Perry’s Make or Break Project winner Hemming releases new video

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Band, Entertainment, music, New Music, New Release, Singer, Songwriter, Video
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One of the highlights of our summer was watching the Make or Break The Linda Perry Project on Vh1. Whether you are a big fan of Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes), a musician, involved in the music industry, or simply tuned in to the show because it looked interesting, it was one of the best shows from this summer to watch. Linda not only took the viewer into her studios, but she took us on the musical journey of all the artists. It was great to listen to her profound advice make such an impact on each and every one. Sometimes, you might have watched and wondered what she was really thinking… but then as time passed, each and every action was for the right reason. Linda not only helped the musicians with their music but she was also a source of self introspection, reflection, self awareness and healing, all the while giving the tools to each musician to grow and blossom into something magical.


The Linda Perry Project Winner Candice Martello who writes and records as Hemming has just released her first video for her song, Hard on Myself. The song is currently available on the Linda Perry Project Season One EP oniTunes. It begins with a country twangy vibe and then her compelling vocals set in. She really is spectacular and the country feel is like a triumph of emotions at a Western high noon shoot out. Very creative and quite unique style, definitely a fave of mine. Check it out here:

Candice initially joined the show mid-season as one half of Philadelphia based punk band Omar with drummer Nick Fanelli, but caught Perry’s attention for her solo work.  Candice remained on the show developing her solo work which lead to a recording contract with Perry’s Custard Records. “This is one of my most proudest moments. When making any record a producer has a list of things you hope a artist brings to the studio, “ says Perry.  “Songs that are strong even without the bells and whistles. They are just good all on their own. Raw honest emotion, the kind of emotion that this industry was once built on. A voice you can believe. Creativity, talent and musicianship, and A Star.  When they walk into the room they are a star. When they sing each line you feel it believe it want to embrace it curl up next to it and hold on each breath til the end of time, because they are a Star you want to follow. Hemming is all of it!  I know she will prove to be much more.”

Hemming will be releasing her first full length album on Custard Records in the Spring of 2015 and  is currently on tour with Rachel Yamagata. “This album has been years in the making for me.” says Martello,  “Linda knew how much these songs meant to me and really brought them to life. I’m very proud of what we have created together and can’t wait for the world to hear it.” Check out the tour dates and see if she will be making a stop near you:

  • 10.02 | Northhampton, MA | Iron Horse Music Hall
  • 10.03 | Boston- Allston, MA | Brighton Music Hall
  • 10.04 | Montreal, Quebec | II Motore
  • 10.06 | Toronto, ON | Adelaide Hall
  • 10.07 | Ann Arbor, MI | The Ark
  • 10.10 | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall
  • 10.11 | Madison, WI | High Noon Saloon
  • 10.13 | Minneapolis, MN | Varsity Theatre
  • 10.15 | Lawrence, KS | Granada Theatre
  • 10.17 | Denver, CO | Bluebird Theatre
  • 10.18 | Salt Lake City, UT | The State Room
  • 10.20 | Seattle, WA | The Crocodile
  • 10.21 | Vancouver, BC | Biltmore Cabaret
  • 10.24 | Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge
  • 10.25 | San Francisco, CA | The Independent
  • 10.27 | West Hollywood, CA | Troubadour
  • 10.29 | San Diego, CA | House of Blues
  • 11.01 | Dallas, TX | Sons of Hermann Hall
  • 11.02 | Austin, TX | The Parish
  • 11.03 | Houston, TX | Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
  • 11.05 | Nashville, TN | 3rd & Lindsley
  • 11.07 | Charlotte, NC | Visulite Theatre
  • 11.08 | Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle Back Room
  • 11.10 | Annapolis, MD | Rams Head On Stage

We will see if we can bring you coverage of the San Francisco show at The Independent. Make sure to pick up the EP, which is  available on iTunes and Amazon. Also check out our article on the new single by Linda Perry’s alter-ego BluStone.

~ Marisol

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