Posts Tagged ‘singer’

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Soulful songstress Hannah Gill is set to release her new EP, I Feel Awake  on January 20th. She may be young at only 17 but her voice definitely carries years of soulful bliss. Her vocals bring the spotlight on this vibrant young musician. Check out her new lyric video here:

Check out the tracklisting for I Feel Awake :

  • 1. I Feel Awake
  • 2. Silver Screens
  • 3. Love and Glory
  • 4. Evergreen
  • Bonus: I Feel Awake (original version)

Make sure to visit her social media sites and stay up to date on her latest news.

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We all know the amazing vocals of Dellacoma Rio, former frontman of Australian Hard Rock Band, Sunset Riot and now you can once again enjoy his signature vocals with his new band, Dellacoma. Dellacoma is set to release their debut full length album, South of Everything next year. 2015 definitely promises to be a busy year as Rio explains, “2015 will see the release of our debut full length album titled “South of Everything” This is exciting for me because I’ve never released a full length record before! We will be releasing a couple of videos and of course, more touring!

I know you are ready for some straight up rock n roll and Dellacoma is ready to deliver. They are premiering their new song, My Kinda Woman which is off their upcoming album. Rio comments on the song, “I like to think of ‘My Kinda Woman’ as a masculine love song. It’s straight up and in your face, full of passion and emotion as well as desire. The inspiration is my beautiful wife, we’ve been together 3 and a half years but I still am blown away by her. She’s quite an incredible woman.”  Hold on tight and take a listen to My Kinda Woman:

 

I love the swirling guitars and powerful vocals that deliver a sultry vibe. I can’t wait to hear more from them and hopefully get to see them soon. We asked Rio about any upcoming shows and he mentions, “At the moment I am doing a few solo band shows as well as some solo acoustic here in Australia. We will be taking to the road hopefully by spring of 2015 to coincide with the release of ‘South of Everything

So make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Dellacoma is:

  • Rick Reynolds: Bass
  • Art Struck: Guitar
  • Matt Cook: Drums
  • Dellacoma Rio: Vocals

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Singer/songwriter Eric Dash has just released a music video for his song, Ms. Sally Jones. After Eric’s first single, One More Love Song he quickly became a Vevo/Youtube sensation. About his new video, Eric says, When you actually listen to Ms. Sally Jones it’s kind of sad. But that’s not what we wanted for the video. We tried to keep the music video humorous so it’s an easier watch. I think it came out great!” Check out the video here:

The song really highlights Eric’s emotionally driven lyrics coming to life in the upbeat pop track. The song is off the forthcoming album from Eric which he plans on heading into the studio for recording with producer Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer/Goo Goo Dolls/No Doubt).

Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.

~ Marisol

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The guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen from Smile Empty Soul has just released another solo EP, Food Chain which features five full band songs recorded at Babylon Studios in Van Nuys, California. “I’m really excited to be releasing my own solo music and doing my own shows,” said Danielsen. “It’s a nice change of pace for me, and a challenge that I’m looking forward to.”

Sean truly takes you on a musical journey through emotion and his passion shines through each song. He really captures so much in his songwriting that creates an immediate connection to the listener and opens the door to their soul as demonstrated in Rescue Me and Beautiful Things. Food Chain highlights the versatility of Sean as it brings out a heavier rock edge with some amazing powerful and aggressive vocals that really stand out. The guitars have a punkier edge feel and you get amped with the fast pasted drums, definitely a new Go To track to start my day off!

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Sean is finishing up a round of acoustic shows and we had a chance to catch up with him. Check it out here:

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Music Junkie Press: HI Sean, Thank you for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. We are excited to hear about your new solo release, Food Chain. Can you tell us more about the EP?

Sean: My new EP is just me doing up some of my songs without a band. I’m playing all the instruments, and  working with good friend/producer Eddie Wohl, and we just take the song wherever it needs to go.

Music Junkie Press: From your new EP, which song is the most personal for you and why?

Sean: They’re all personal in a way, but the song I’m most happy with at the moment is “Waves”. It’s a song about going through the motions without any real hope for anything positive.

Music Junkie Press: You have always delivered emotionally driven songs, do you have a particular songwriting process?

Sean: I don’t have any one process that all my songs go through. I just make sure that each tune affects me emotionally in a way that might hit others as well.

Music Junkie Press: I understand you are setting out on a tour in support of the new EP. Will it be full band shows like the EP or acoustic sets?

Sean: Yeah, I’m doing 22 shows starting on Halloween in Houston, TX and going through late November. I’ll just be playing acoustic sets by myself.

Music Junkie Press: With the music industry experience so many dramatic changes in the last 15 to 20 years, what is something that you would like to see changed?

Sean: We’ll of course, I would like to see people supporting music again like they used to. Everyone out there talks about how important music is in their lives, yet they won’t pay for music they like, or support the musicians live. It’s not going to change because it’s just too easy to download for free with zero consequence. But what’s going to happen in the long-term, is that no one will be able to afford to be an artist for a living and you’ll have millions of part-time hacks making music of low quality, while all the musicians that have been dedicating their lives to music will have to turn to other things to make ends meet. Overall…… Music is getting worse, and will only continue on this path as long as there’s no money in being an artist.

Music Junkie Press: Sean, if you could go back to your 14 year old self, what advice would you give to yourself at 14?

Sean:  Go to culinary school.

Music Junkie Press: We at Music Junkie Press are firm believers that music can heal, help, inspire, do you have a particular time in your life that you can share about where music helped you through something?

Sean: Music has helped me so much throughout my whole life. I’m passionate about music above anything else and always have been. There’s an emotional release that occurs when you hear a track that connects with your soul, and the lyrics relate to your life somehow. Music has always been there for me and always will be, and that’s comforting.

Music Junkie Press: What do you have planned after your upcoming solo tour?

Sean: I’m gonna do another run in Feb. in support of this EP as well, but I’m not sure after that.

Music Junkie Press: Lastly, is there anything else you would like to share with our audience and your fans?

Sean: Just the music on my new EP!!!! Please go check it out!!!

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It is definitely an EP to pick up and fall in love with. Check the dates below and see if you will be able to catch one of his shows:

  • 11/19 – Louisville, KY @ Diamonds Pub
  • 11/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Mad Magician
  • 11/21 – Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405
  • 11/22 – Cape Girardeau, MO @ Pitter’s

Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news.

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“Happy Kat”  is  not Kat McDowell’s nickname, but  after seeing her live at the Witzend Saturday night, that  is what I am going to call her because  that is what she does – make people happy. And Saturday night she made a packed house, standing room only cheering crowd very, very happy.  Not bad for his first major live performance in her adopted LA home.

 

Born in Japan, raised mostly in New Zealand, with many parts of both cultures inside her, Kat McDowell makes  music in both English and Japanese that make you sit up and take notice, or just let you happily tap your feet. She combines, pop, J-Pop, calypso, rock, Hawaiian and a positive musical attitude in a mixture that is like sunshine to listen to.  She built a successful career in Japan as a gaijun – a non-Japanese, even though she  is a native –  and that’s a serious challenge . But after many albums, singles, gigs, shows,  TV commercials and studio sessions, she was  a success there so now she is taking on the largest and most competitive music city in the world.  And from what I saw Saturday night,  she is taking it by storm.

 

Starting the 11 song set list with “Hopeful” , the lead song on the album she released Saturday, “Rise Above”,  she gets us moving right away with a lively western/pop  acoustic guitar  strum beat and the lyrics that  tell us that although it is  Just us against the world…we’ll rise above again…and we are hopeful. She picks us the energy with Diana with strong guitar riffs powdered with a fast-paced kick drum  that stays steady as she pushes even higher and faster, propelling one guest to get up and dance to the side of the stage – much to Kat’s  encouraging amusement.

 

After introducing  herself  and the band Peter Chalmers on guitar, Pablo Motta on drums

Masaki Kusumori on bass and telling us about the new album, “Rise Above” she downshifts the energy and smoothed out the beat out with “Where Are you love:’ from her You and Me album, a perfect  prelude to  her kicking back and starting a personal conversation with the audience, telling us about starting the piano at 6 years old  and wanting to learn more, but  being intimidated by a 4-year old boy prodigy in her class. However, when she moved to the piano,  kicked off her shoes, and demonstrated her prowess on the keys on two  songs, including the “Still Learning How to Start” accented by an electrifying guitar riff and “Lovely Day”, written with her brother.

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Putting her shoes back on and flashing her 100-megawatt smile,  Kat returned to center stage, pulled  up a stool  and asked us if she minded her sitting down for a while.  We  didn’t and were  rewarded with the ukulele-led  “ Human” ,  3.11 from her Hope  in You album, and “Everywhere I go’  and  the island-hopping  “Goodbye” with Kat’s signature happy beats and not  so-happy lyrics blending into addictive  music.  Then she did something  I have never seen a singer do – she gave us her phone number – actually, she brought out a large banner with her number on it (310-846-8416)  and told  us  to text  it  for a free download.  Phones came out and the  sound of fingers  tapping filled the room (it worked – I got my  download).

 

Rolling down to the finish line, Kat held up a hand-designed towel  with her name on it and told us  they would available  with CD’s.  Then she balled up  the towel, threw into the audience – almost  as good as  a t-shirt  gun at the ball game. While the towel was being passed  around the back rows, she  kicked  off  “Final Win” telling us  You have never heard her roar and then really roared in “Break Free” from her You and Me album. But best of  all, she finished  with “A Little  Rain”,  charging it with the best energy of the  night, engaging the audience in call and response and even demonstrating her trilling skills.

The audience was  deliriously happy and clearly wanted now, and the Witzend widely gave her time for an encore even though the clock said it now Sunday morning. Kat McDowell had accomplished what she set out to do, release an album

m with a band and make people  happy. From now on, she is “Happy Kat” to me.

Patrick  O’Heffernan. Host Music  FridayLive!

 

Kat McDowell. Rise Above

http://kat-mcdowell.com/

https://twitter.com/katmcdowell

album available on iTunes and Amazon

See my review of the album at http://www.revolutionthreesixty.com/2014/10/kat-mcdowell.html

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The new single Something Big from  Shawn Mendes is out now and you can take a listen here:

You can pick up the new single on iTunes here and make sure to tell your friends. Let everyone know about Something Big by adding  #SomethingBig and #SomethingBigToNumber1 to your tweets.

Also, check out the lyric video for his latest single, Life of the Party:

 

You can also pick up his current EP The Shawn Mendes EP on iTunes here. You will be treated to vocals that just capture emotions and takes you on a musical journey with your heart. Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.  Also, check the tour dates below and see Shawn perform live:

HEADLINING TOUR DATES

11/15 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
11/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

11/30 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall

JINGLE BALL DATES

12/5 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

12/8 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Arena

12/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Arena

12/12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

12/14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

12/15 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center

12/18 – Chicago, IL – United Center

12/21 – Miami, FL – BB&T Center

12/22 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum

TAYLOR SWIFT DATES

5/22/15 – Baton Rouge, LA – LSU Tiger Stadium

5/30/15 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

6/6/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field

6/13/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field

7/11/15 – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium

7/13/15 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park

7/18/15 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field

7/24/15 & 7/25/15 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium

8/1/15 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place Stadium

8/8/15 – Seattle, WA – Century Link Field

8/15/15 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium

8/29/15 – San Diego, CA – PETCO Park

10/2/15 & 10/3/15 – Toronto, ONT – Rogers Centre

10/18/15 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium

10/24/15 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome

10/31/15 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium

 

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We are very excited to announce the first solo show of Shimon Moore formerly of Sick Puppies. Shim has one of the most amazingly powerful vocals and I am so excited to hear that he will be continuing on with his music. That is one voice that cannot and should not be silenced!  The solo show was announced via his Facebook page:

Here is is! My first solo show. Cant wait to see you all on December 6th at The Asylum! Thanks to Rob and everyone at WCYY for helping me put this on Hit up www.shimonmooreofficial.com for the tickets.

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I hope he will be announcing more dates including one here in Northern California. We will try and see if we can bring you an interview soon. Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.

~ Marisol

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