VideoMusicStars http://videomusicstars.com Independent Music News Headlines Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:10:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 LUNA RISE – “Smoking Kills But Love Can Break A Heart” delivers an infectious brand of dark melodic rock http://videomusicstars.com/luna-rise-smoking-kills-but-love-can-break-a-heart-delivers-an-infectious-brand-of-dark-melodic-rock/ http://videomusicstars.com/luna-rise-smoking-kills-but-love-can-break-a-heart-delivers-an-infectious-brand-of-dark-melodic-rock/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:58:02 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9887 luna-rise-680

Luna Rise, a Melodic-Rock band from Enns in Upper Austria, is back with a reissue of their album, “Smoking Kills But Love Can Break A Heart”, out now on the prestigious indie label, NRT-Records label. The album sees band members; Chris Divine – Vocals, L.X. – Keys, Andy Earth – Guitars, Rob Rocket – Bass and Loup-Garou – Drums, deliver their infectious brand of dark melodic rock in this 7-track package.

The album opens with appropriate vigor, via the anthem, "When You Fall" classic Luna Rise, it's undoubtedly heavy, fast-paced, catchy and chock full of guitar intricacies. From there, the album snowballs with the emotionally-charged, lusciously arranged, “Dead Alley” which has perhaps the catchiest chorus in Luna Rise history, coupled with a brilliantly chunky guitar-driven bridge in which the vocal harmonies are allowed to shine.

[caption id="attachment_3217" align="alignleft" width="400"]Luna Rise Luna Rise[/caption]

It's very clear that the guys were on a mission and took the recording of this album personal. “Smoking Kills But Love Can Break A Heart”, gets the band back on track, re-delivering everything that made them good in the first place while re-introducing the band to the public. Nowhere is this more clear than on the "616" which will have you humming along, bobbing your head and often back-tracking to make sure you heard what you think you just heard.

Elsewhere, the thunderous soft-loud ballad, “Beautiful Monster” is a muscularly-riffed number where adherent, propulsive guitar grooves routinely (and very smoothly) flow into memorable choruses and melodic verses, emotionally sung by Chris Divine. “A Glory Nightmare” works similarly, as it finds a head-rattling guitar/bass grooves and pounding, dramatic-sounding drum fills being offset by melodic choruses and soaring guitar solos.

What does it take to make a great metal album…all killer no filler? Check; a sense that the guys are really enjoying playing together? Check; heavy hitting and melodic tracks pounding at you one after the other, so at the end you find your audio volume up to max? Check!

Every song brings creativity and an energy that really propels the album.  You’ll find yourself singing along to the songs, wanting to hear each and every word, and trying to decipher a meaning, track after track, while the amazing musicianship, excellent songwriting and arrangements all prevalently shine through.

At the end of the day, dark melodic rock is rarely as satisfying as it is under Luna Rise. This album will please just about anyone who loves their alternative rock big, bold and full of flavor. “Smoking Kills But Love Can Break A Heart”, is the sort of trip you're likely to take again and again, and it only gets better each time around. Give it a spin and you'll see.

[caption id="attachment_3219" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Luna Rise Luna Rise[/caption]

Find LUNA RISE Here: Luna Rise @ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lunarise Luna Rise @ Bandcamp: http://luna-rise.bandcamp.com/ Luna Rise @ Spotify : https://play.spotify.com/artist/2gOyUqu0HAnxk3neoxqXud Luna Rise @ Deezer : http://www.deezer.com/artist/4649884 Luna Rise @ Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Smoking-Kills-Love-Break-Heart/dp/B00UAOTK52/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1426637416&sr=1-1&keywords=Luna+Rise Luna Rise @ ITunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/luna-rise/id482267037 Luna Rise @ Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Luna_Rise?id=Autah5gh7tbygcweyu7xfawim4u

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Luna Rise, a Melodic-Rock band from Enns in Upper Austria, is back with a reissue of their album, “Smoking Kills But Love Can Break A Heart”, out now on the prestigious indie label, NRT-Records label. The album sees band members; Chris Divine – Vocals, L.X. – Keys, Andy Earth – Guitars, Rob Rocket – Bass and Loup-Garou – Drums, deliver their infectious brand of dark melodic rock in this 7-track package.

The album opens with appropriate vigor, via the anthem, "When You Fall" classic Luna Rise, it's undoubtedly heavy, fast-paced, catchy and chock full of guitar intricacies. From there, the album snowballs with the emotionally-charged, lusciously arranged, “Dead Alley” which has perhaps the catchiest chorus in Luna Rise history, coupled with a brilliantly chunky guitar-driven bridge in which the vocal harmonies are allowed to shine.

[caption id="attachment_3217" align="alignleft" width="400"]Luna Rise Luna Rise[/caption]

It's very clear that the guys were on a mission and took the recording of this album personal. “Smoking Kills But Love Can Break A Heart”, gets the band back on track, re-delivering everything that made them good in the first place while re-introducing the band to the public. Nowhere is this more clear than on the "616" which will have you humming along, bobbing your head and often back-tracking to make sure you heard what you think you just heard.

Elsewhere, the thunderous soft-loud ballad, “Beautiful Monster” is a muscularly-riffed number where adherent, propulsive guitar grooves routinely (and very smoothly) flow into memorable choruses and melodic verses, emotionally sung by Chris Divine. “A Glory Nightmare” works similarly, as it finds a head-rattling guitar/bass grooves and pounding, dramatic-sounding drum fills being offset by melodic choruses and soaring guitar solos.

What does it take to make a great metal album…all killer no filler? Check; a sense that the guys are really enjoying playing together? Check; heavy hitting and melodic tracks pounding at you one after the other, so at the end you find your audio volume up to max? Check!

Every song brings creativity and an energy that really propels the album.  You’ll find yourself singing along to the songs, wanting to hear each and every word, and trying to decipher a meaning, track after track, while the amazing musicianship, excellent songwriting and arrangements all prevalently shine through.

At the end of the day, dark melodic rock is rarely as satisfying as it is under Luna Rise. This album will please just about anyone who loves their alternative rock big, bold and full of flavor. “Smoking Kills But Love Can Break A Heart”, is the sort of trip you're likely to take again and again, and it only gets better each time around. Give it a spin and you'll see.

[caption id="attachment_3219" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Luna Rise Luna Rise[/caption]

Find LUNA RISE Here: Luna Rise @ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lunarise Luna Rise @ Bandcamp: http://luna-rise.bandcamp.com/ Luna Rise @ Spotify : https://play.spotify.com/artist/2gOyUqu0HAnxk3neoxqXud Luna Rise @ Deezer : http://www.deezer.com/artist/4649884 Luna Rise @ Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Smoking-Kills-Love-Break-Heart/dp/B00UAOTK52/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1426637416&sr=1-1&keywords=Luna+Rise Luna Rise @ ITunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/luna-rise/id482267037 Luna Rise @ Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Luna_Rise?id=Autah5gh7tbygcweyu7xfawim4u

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New Earthlings – a modern-day take on rock of the late 60s through to the 70s http://videomusicstars.com/new-earthlings-a-modern-day-take-on-rock-of-the-late-60s-through-to-the-70s/ http://videomusicstars.com/new-earthlings-a-modern-day-take-on-rock-of-the-late-60s-through-to-the-70s/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:10:29 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9884 new-earthlings-album-680

The British rock band New Earthlings will release their self-produced debut album on 1 May 2015. The lineup for the album is: Swain - lead vocals, guitar, bass, BV; Geoff Platt - guitar, BV and Tony Salway – keyboards. For the occasion, the band is also joined by Christopher Robin Davy on drums, while the cover has been taken care of by Nick Kennedy.

[caption id="attachment_13889" align="alignleft" width="300"]Tony Salway Tony Salway[/caption]

When you purchase a new album you usually expect maybe at max 3 to 4 good songs. However, this group of amazing artists has created an album with all good songs! The album is melodic from start to finish with a definite punch. It is a modern-day take on rock of the late 60s through to the 70s with varying doses of psychedelic, classic and melodic rock thrown into the cauldron, and it works on so many levels. Again, there really isn't a bad song on the album, and with these guys, you really don't expect any.

The album kicks off with "(Like a) Jigsaw," a song that makes those of us who remember when fun, lyrical rock first hit the scene realize that we no longer need to wish for such days. They are back. Swain’s powerful voice soars, and Tony Salway keyboards put a hook in your head, on every turn.

[caption id="attachment_13888" align="alignright" width="300"]Swain Swain[/caption]

The rhythm section of Christopher Robin Davy (drums) and Swain (bass) is solid. They don't do anything over flashy, and that's just fine. This isn't a progressive rock album where everyone is out to show just how proficient they are on their instrument of choice; this is a rock n’ roll album, with plenty of groove, melody and swagger, topped off by Swain’s amazing vocals.

Of course that doesn’t mean that the rhythm section doesn’t shine, on the contrary. It just means that Christopher Robin Davy doesn't take over the songs, although he so easily could, he just lays down seamless, steady, luscious, emotive, and essential drum beats. Swain on the other hand, is so absolutely rock solid on the bass lines. He's always moving and accentuating every little inch of each song. Tony Salway plays his keyboards with so much testosterone in parts it makes you want to sit up and adjust yourself, while Geoff Platt puts his guitar finger prints all over the sound.

[caption id="attachment_13887" align="alignleft" width="250"]Geoff Platt Geoff Platt[/caption]

New Earthlings have managed to combine the best in classic rock sounds with everything from psychedelic tunes to pure rockers. While they maintain strong melodies, harmonies and catchy pop influences, there is a hint of experimental sounds throughout this album -whether it's from odd keyboard approaches or eclectic vocal harmonies, the New Earthlings have created an album that cannot be compared to anything but the New Earthlings.

The songs are the kind that work themselves into your brain and rattle around in there for several days, and you won't mind at all. They are all standout tracks, but my favorites are “Freedom”, “Illusions”, “Mad as Hell” ,“ King Kong ”,“ Oil” and “One More Try”.

[caption id="attachment_13886" align="alignright" width="250"]Christopher Robin Davy Christopher Robin Davy[/caption]

The 10-track New Earthlings’ self-titled album is an example of truly timeless music; it shows why they transcend cultures and generations. This is a must-have album for all fans of 60's psychedelic rock to classic rock in general. The songs on this album will take you to places rarely visited via the medium of modern rock; their lyrics and sound evoke emotions that will move you from the sublime to the primitive. Listen to the words and let the music penetrate your being; it can take you to a whole new level of rock awareness, if you'll only let it!

More about the New Earthlings: 

Geoff has been coming up with tunes since the age of nine. Self-taught, first on classical guitar and then electric, Geoff has sought to combine the two and create a style all his own: the nylon-strung electric guitar.

Tony began playing keyboards whilst in primary school and by university had completed the ABRSM piano grades. Tony plays (amongst others) a Yamaha Motif XF8 Synth, Yamaha MOX8 Synth, and had use of the fabulous Yamaha CFX Concert Grand for the album.

Swain has had varied musical tastes ranging from classic rock, through to drum & bass and hip hop. Whilst at University, Swain gained a taste for heavier bands such as Metallica, Killswitch Engage and System of a Down to name but a few. The New Earthlings album is recorded, mixed and mastered by Geoff, Tony and Swain.

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iTunes pre-order link: itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/new-earthlings/id674531834

For more details please contact:

www.facebook.com/newearthlings www.reverbnation.com/newearthlings http://twitter.com/NewEarthlings http://www.newearthlings.com

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The British rock band New Earthlings will release their self-produced debut album on 1 May 2015. The lineup for the album is: Swain - lead vocals, guitar, bass, BV; Geoff Platt - guitar, BV and Tony Salway – keyboards. For the occasion, the band is also joined by Christopher Robin Davy on drums, while the cover has been taken care of by Nick Kennedy.

[caption id="attachment_13889" align="alignleft" width="300"]Tony Salway Tony Salway[/caption]

When you purchase a new album you usually expect maybe at max 3 to 4 good songs. However, this group of amazing artists has created an album with all good songs! The album is melodic from start to finish with a definite punch. It is a modern-day take on rock of the late 60s through to the 70s with varying doses of psychedelic, classic and melodic rock thrown into the cauldron, and it works on so many levels. Again, there really isn't a bad song on the album, and with these guys, you really don't expect any.

The album kicks off with "(Like a) Jigsaw," a song that makes those of us who remember when fun, lyrical rock first hit the scene realize that we no longer need to wish for such days. They are back. Swain’s powerful voice soars, and Tony Salway keyboards put a hook in your head, on every turn.

[caption id="attachment_13888" align="alignright" width="300"]Swain Swain[/caption]

The rhythm section of Christopher Robin Davy (drums) and Swain (bass) is solid. They don't do anything over flashy, and that's just fine. This isn't a progressive rock album where everyone is out to show just how proficient they are on their instrument of choice; this is a rock n’ roll album, with plenty of groove, melody and swagger, topped off by Swain’s amazing vocals.

Of course that doesn’t mean that the rhythm section doesn’t shine, on the contrary. It just means that Christopher Robin Davy doesn't take over the songs, although he so easily could, he just lays down seamless, steady, luscious, emotive, and essential drum beats. Swain on the other hand, is so absolutely rock solid on the bass lines. He's always moving and accentuating every little inch of each song. Tony Salway plays his keyboards with so much testosterone in parts it makes you want to sit up and adjust yourself, while Geoff Platt puts his guitar finger prints all over the sound.

[caption id="attachment_13887" align="alignleft" width="250"]Geoff Platt Geoff Platt[/caption]

New Earthlings have managed to combine the best in classic rock sounds with everything from psychedelic tunes to pure rockers. While they maintain strong melodies, harmonies and catchy pop influences, there is a hint of experimental sounds throughout this album -whether it's from odd keyboard approaches or eclectic vocal harmonies, the New Earthlings have created an album that cannot be compared to anything but the New Earthlings.

The songs are the kind that work themselves into your brain and rattle around in there for several days, and you won't mind at all. They are all standout tracks, but my favorites are “Freedom”, “Illusions”, “Mad as Hell” ,“ King Kong ”,“ Oil” and “One More Try”.

[caption id="attachment_13886" align="alignright" width="250"]Christopher Robin Davy Christopher Robin Davy[/caption]

The 10-track New Earthlings’ self-titled album is an example of truly timeless music; it shows why they transcend cultures and generations. This is a must-have album for all fans of 60's psychedelic rock to classic rock in general. The songs on this album will take you to places rarely visited via the medium of modern rock; their lyrics and sound evoke emotions that will move you from the sublime to the primitive. Listen to the words and let the music penetrate your being; it can take you to a whole new level of rock awareness, if you'll only let it!

More about the New Earthlings: 

Geoff has been coming up with tunes since the age of nine. Self-taught, first on classical guitar and then electric, Geoff has sought to combine the two and create a style all his own: the nylon-strung electric guitar.

Tony began playing keyboards whilst in primary school and by university had completed the ABRSM piano grades. Tony plays (amongst others) a Yamaha Motif XF8 Synth, Yamaha MOX8 Synth, and had use of the fabulous Yamaha CFX Concert Grand for the album.

Swain has had varied musical tastes ranging from classic rock, through to drum & bass and hip hop. Whilst at University, Swain gained a taste for heavier bands such as Metallica, Killswitch Engage and System of a Down to name but a few. The New Earthlings album is recorded, mixed and mastered by Geoff, Tony and Swain.

new-earthlings-press-500b

iTunes pre-order link: itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/new-earthlings/id674531834

For more details please contact:

www.facebook.com/newearthlings www.reverbnation.com/newearthlings http://twitter.com/NewEarthlings http://www.newearthlings.com

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Sarantos: “A Child’s Mind” touches an emotional nerve that those others do not http://videomusicstars.com/sarantos-a-childs-mind-touches-an-emotional-nerve-that-those-others-do-not/ http://videomusicstars.com/sarantos-a-childs-mind-touches-an-emotional-nerve-that-those-others-do-not/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:37:59 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9880 sarantos-acm5-680

Sarantos has released his latest single and supporting video “A Child's Mind”.  This track is a mix of Sarantos’ cutting edge sound and heartfelt lyrics.  What you get is a great song that tells a story better than I think he has ever done before. There's a depth and emotion found in this song that is wonderful. “A Child's Mind” is probably Sarantos’ most mature effort, very sincere and compassionate.

[caption id="attachment_11971" align="alignleft" width="400"]Sarantos Melogia Sarantos Melogia[/caption]

To be honest all Sarantos’ material is good as well, but somehow “A Child's Mind” touches an emotional nerve that those others do not.  It contains messages of life, of love, sadness, and even joy. In this way, Sarantos truly helps us get to know the man behind the music. Here he seems to speaks to the listener personally, reminding them of the purity of childhood. This personal touch really makes the listener feel as though he or she is truly part of the picture Sarantos has painted with this track, and the impact of that fact is incredible.

“This music is a slow pop melody about how innocent and pure a child's mind truly is," says Sarantos. “He remembers being a child and misses feeling a bit wild...I think we've all at some point missed being a child to a certain degree. Only once upon a time were we truly young and free. However, I don't personally believe children should ever be hungry or malnourished and it is such a shame that this still happens in our world today. With how far we have come as a species in such a short time, it's just not right for a child to be hungry and not enjoy his childhood. It just breaks my heart!”

Words really don't have a way of adequately depicting the music and lyrics on this album.  “A Child's Mind” is a true treasure that is lying in the shadows, waiting to be discovered. Here it feels like Sarantos walks up to the listener and shakes his hand. It's as meeting the artist face to face. On this track he returns to a simple melody and heartfelt lyrics, showing you that if music is from the heart, it's beautiful in any shape or form, simple or complex.

33% of any music-related sales profits from this song are going straight to Feed My Starving ChildrenFeed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Sarantos even participated in one of these packing sessions on a cold Chicago night recently!

“A Child's Mind” paints a man pondering where he has been, what might have been, what has happened, and where he is going.... from a child’s point of view and from the world around him...that is something very personal, and shows us how far Sarantos has come as an artist and as a person.

OFFICIAL LINKS: Sarantos Website – Facebook – Twitter – Google+ – YouTube – iTunes – Vimeo – Reverbnation – Soundcloud

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Sarantos has released his latest single and supporting video “A Child's Mind”.  This track is a mix of Sarantos’ cutting edge sound and heartfelt lyrics.  What you get is a great song that tells a story better than I think he has ever done before. There's a depth and emotion found in this song that is wonderful. “A Child's Mind” is probably Sarantos’ most mature effort, very sincere and compassionate.

[caption id="attachment_11971" align="alignleft" width="400"]Sarantos Melogia Sarantos Melogia[/caption]

To be honest all Sarantos’ material is good as well, but somehow “A Child's Mind” touches an emotional nerve that those others do not.  It contains messages of life, of love, sadness, and even joy. In this way, Sarantos truly helps us get to know the man behind the music. Here he seems to speaks to the listener personally, reminding them of the purity of childhood. This personal touch really makes the listener feel as though he or she is truly part of the picture Sarantos has painted with this track, and the impact of that fact is incredible.

“This music is a slow pop melody about how innocent and pure a child's mind truly is," says Sarantos. “He remembers being a child and misses feeling a bit wild...I think we've all at some point missed being a child to a certain degree. Only once upon a time were we truly young and free. However, I don't personally believe children should ever be hungry or malnourished and it is such a shame that this still happens in our world today. With how far we have come as a species in such a short time, it's just not right for a child to be hungry and not enjoy his childhood. It just breaks my heart!”

Words really don't have a way of adequately depicting the music and lyrics on this album.  “A Child's Mind” is a true treasure that is lying in the shadows, waiting to be discovered. Here it feels like Sarantos walks up to the listener and shakes his hand. It's as meeting the artist face to face. On this track he returns to a simple melody and heartfelt lyrics, showing you that if music is from the heart, it's beautiful in any shape or form, simple or complex.

33% of any music-related sales profits from this song are going straight to Feed My Starving ChildrenFeed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Sarantos even participated in one of these packing sessions on a cold Chicago night recently!

“A Child's Mind” paints a man pondering where he has been, what might have been, what has happened, and where he is going.... from a child’s point of view and from the world around him...that is something very personal, and shows us how far Sarantos has come as an artist and as a person.

OFFICIAL LINKS: Sarantos Website – Facebook – Twitter – Google+ – YouTube – iTunes – Vimeo – Reverbnation – Soundcloud

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Pop Singer DALAL Premieres “Superman”Lyric Video with Gurl.com http://videomusicstars.com/pop-singer-dalal-premieres-supermanlyric-video-with-gurl-com/ http://videomusicstars.com/pop-singer-dalal-premieres-supermanlyric-video-with-gurl-com/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20:14:53 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9877 dalal-pop-680

Pop singer and multi-talented entertainer  Dalal has teamed up with Gurl.com   to premiere the lyric video for her empowering pop anthem "Superman."  Co-written with Nate "Impact" Jolley, the song was originally penned for the documentary  'Hair,' and was nominated for a  Hollywood Music In Media Award  for "Best Song in a Documentary."  Emphasizing the power of identity and transformation, Dalal explains, "the idea of transformation in the song is not about being someone else, it's about trying to find ways to be yourself."  Watch the lyric video for "Superman" HERE

Originally from Austria, Dalal is a singer/songwriter, actress, model and special effects artist.  She is currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, where she is finishing up her debut album.  Her first single, "Taste The Night" debuted in the  Top 10 on the  Billboard Breakout Dance Charts ,  UK Club Charts , and  UK Pop Charts , and peaked at  #26 on the  US Top 40 Charts .  Her last single, "Suddenly" was also nominated for two  Artist in Music Awards (AIMA's), two  Hollywood Music In Media Awards , and won the  Akademia Music Award for "Best Pop Song."

About Dalal:

Dalal's passion for acting, singing and modeling began in Austria. A certified musical and artistic prodigy, she learned to play both the violin and piano by age four and started composing her own scores at age five. At age nine, she attended the Mozarteum Master Class Chamber days in Oberschuetzen, Austria and later toured with the Leoben Musical Orchestra through Austria and Germany during the summer months of 1999 till 2004.

Before long, Dalal's penchant for the stage came to rival her musical ability. After winning the Austrian Actor's Award as a child, for her performance in a stage production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Dalal was accepted into the prestigious Broadway Connection Performing Arts Academy in Vienna. She held lead roles in performances of Cats, Starlight Express, and Elisabeth, which were performed in Vienna, Munich and Berlin. Dalal graduated from Gymnasium (High School) Hartberg (Styria) and went on to study Musical Theatre, English Literature and Art History in Vienna. There she also started playing with the Vienna University Orchestra and began her work with the European Voices, with whom she performed at the United Nations and throughout Europe.  In addition, Dalal was a special guest soloist for the Vienna International Gospel Choir, and recorded a Christmas CD with the Vienna University Orchestra.

Equally passionate about working behind the camera, Dalal attended the SAE College for film, with a focus on 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Editing. During her studies she directed and edited videos for MTV, Sony BMG, and Soundpool TV. Dalal has worked as a visual effects artist for the Los Angeles based visual effects studio Mechnology on such hit series as "90210" and Disney's "Sonny with a Chance." She has since starred on television shows such as "Soko Donau", "Tatort", and "Spring Waltz," and has appeared in various commercials, and feature films in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and South Korea.

"A call to reinvention and finding your better self, the singer repeats the earworm phrase 'I'm not a victim, I'm Superman,' against a spiky guitar solo. Delivered with the conviction of a host of daring divas that came before her, you can't help but believe the lady." -   MTV Iggy 

"...just the kind of anthem us ladies need!" - Gurl.com

Dalal is heavily involved in New York Fashion Week and has performed for the last couple years while also modeling for designers such as Timo Weiland. She has also performed at Couture Fashion week at the Waldorf Astoria. Dalal has been on the cover of Magazines all over the world; Dstripped Magazine in Canada and the United States, The Grazer in Austria, Monat in Austria and the Inspirational Woman Magazine in the United Kingdom. She was also a cover model for various Billboards in Austria and Germany. Dalal's debut single "Taste the Night" reached #5 on the Breakout Billboard Dance Charts, #7 on the UK Club Charts, #8 on the UK Pop Charts, as well as #26 on the US Top 40 Charts. The Music Video gained over one million views and the song is currently being played at H&M, Banana Republic, GAP, and more.

For more information on Dalal, please visit:

www.dalalmusic.com

www.facebook.com/dalalmusic

www.twitter.com/dalalmusic

For all media inquiries, please contact:

Ashley Di Buduo | ashley@thecatalystpublicitygroup.com

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Pop singer and multi-talented entertainer  Dalal has teamed up with Gurl.com   to premiere the lyric video for her empowering pop anthem "Superman."  Co-written with Nate "Impact" Jolley, the song was originally penned for the documentary  'Hair,' and was nominated for a  Hollywood Music In Media Award  for "Best Song in a Documentary."  Emphasizing the power of identity and transformation, Dalal explains, "the idea of transformation in the song is not about being someone else, it's about trying to find ways to be yourself."  Watch the lyric video for "Superman" HERE

Originally from Austria, Dalal is a singer/songwriter, actress, model and special effects artist.  She is currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, where she is finishing up her debut album.  Her first single, "Taste The Night" debuted in the  Top 10 on the  Billboard Breakout Dance Charts ,  UK Club Charts , and  UK Pop Charts , and peaked at  #26 on the  US Top 40 Charts .  Her last single, "Suddenly" was also nominated for two  Artist in Music Awards (AIMA's), two  Hollywood Music In Media Awards , and won the  Akademia Music Award for "Best Pop Song."

About Dalal:

Dalal's passion for acting, singing and modeling began in Austria. A certified musical and artistic prodigy, she learned to play both the violin and piano by age four and started composing her own scores at age five. At age nine, she attended the Mozarteum Master Class Chamber days in Oberschuetzen, Austria and later toured with the Leoben Musical Orchestra through Austria and Germany during the summer months of 1999 till 2004.

Before long, Dalal's penchant for the stage came to rival her musical ability. After winning the Austrian Actor's Award as a child, for her performance in a stage production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Dalal was accepted into the prestigious Broadway Connection Performing Arts Academy in Vienna. She held lead roles in performances of Cats, Starlight Express, and Elisabeth, which were performed in Vienna, Munich and Berlin. Dalal graduated from Gymnasium (High School) Hartberg (Styria) and went on to study Musical Theatre, English Literature and Art History in Vienna. There she also started playing with the Vienna University Orchestra and began her work with the European Voices, with whom she performed at the United Nations and throughout Europe.  In addition, Dalal was a special guest soloist for the Vienna International Gospel Choir, and recorded a Christmas CD with the Vienna University Orchestra.

Equally passionate about working behind the camera, Dalal attended the SAE College for film, with a focus on 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Editing. During her studies she directed and edited videos for MTV, Sony BMG, and Soundpool TV. Dalal has worked as a visual effects artist for the Los Angeles based visual effects studio Mechnology on such hit series as "90210" and Disney's "Sonny with a Chance." She has since starred on television shows such as "Soko Donau", "Tatort", and "Spring Waltz," and has appeared in various commercials, and feature films in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and South Korea.

"A call to reinvention and finding your better self, the singer repeats the earworm phrase 'I'm not a victim, I'm Superman,' against a spiky guitar solo. Delivered with the conviction of a host of daring divas that came before her, you can't help but believe the lady." -   MTV Iggy 

"...just the kind of anthem us ladies need!" - Gurl.com

Dalal is heavily involved in New York Fashion Week and has performed for the last couple years while also modeling for designers such as Timo Weiland. She has also performed at Couture Fashion week at the Waldorf Astoria. Dalal has been on the cover of Magazines all over the world; Dstripped Magazine in Canada and the United States, The Grazer in Austria, Monat in Austria and the Inspirational Woman Magazine in the United Kingdom. She was also a cover model for various Billboards in Austria and Germany. Dalal's debut single "Taste the Night" reached #5 on the Breakout Billboard Dance Charts, #7 on the UK Club Charts, #8 on the UK Pop Charts, as well as #26 on the US Top 40 Charts. The Music Video gained over one million views and the song is currently being played at H&M, Banana Republic, GAP, and more.

For more information on Dalal, please visit:

www.dalalmusic.com

www.facebook.com/dalalmusic

www.twitter.com/dalalmusic

For all media inquiries, please contact:

Ashley Di Buduo | ashley@thecatalystpublicitygroup.com

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British rock band New Earthlings will release a self-produced album of catchy, hooky rock songs on May 1, 2015 http://videomusicstars.com/british-rock-band-new-earthlings-will-release-a-self-produced-album-of-catchy-hooky-rock-songs-on-may-1-2015/ http://videomusicstars.com/british-rock-band-new-earthlings-will-release-a-self-produced-album-of-catchy-hooky-rock-songs-on-may-1-2015/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:25:35 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9874 new-earthlings-press-680

Formed in 2008 initially as a recording project, British rock band New Earthlings will release a self-produced album of catchy, hooky rock songs on May 1, 2015: some old, some new and all original material. There are 10 tracks on the album. You can pre-order on iTunes now: itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/new-earthlings/id674531834

New Earthlings are: Swain - lead vocals, bass, guitar, BV Tony Salway - keyboards, grand piano Geoff Platt - guitars, BV

Thanks to: Christopher Robin Davy - Drums Nick Kennedy - cover art

new-earthlings-press-500 The track listing for the album is as follows:

(Like a) Jigsaw Chameleon Freedom Illusions Mad as Hell Subject to Status King Kong Oil Your Own Worst Disguise One More Try

new-earthlings-press-500b For more details please contact:

www.facebook.com/newearthlings www.reverbnation.com/newearthlings http://twitter.com/NewEarthlings http://www.newearthlings.com

New Earthlings: Down 'n' dirty '70s-flavoured driving guitar riffs, strong stadium vocals and tight melodies with Led Zep and Thin Lizzy influences.

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Formed in 2008 initially as a recording project, British rock band New Earthlings will release a self-produced album of catchy, hooky rock songs on May 1, 2015: some old, some new and all original material. There are 10 tracks on the album. You can pre-order on iTunes now: itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/new-earthlings/id674531834

New Earthlings are: Swain - lead vocals, bass, guitar, BV Tony Salway - keyboards, grand piano Geoff Platt - guitars, BV

Thanks to: Christopher Robin Davy - Drums Nick Kennedy - cover art

new-earthlings-press-500 The track listing for the album is as follows:

(Like a) Jigsaw Chameleon Freedom Illusions Mad as Hell Subject to Status King Kong Oil Your Own Worst Disguise One More Try

new-earthlings-press-500b For more details please contact:

www.facebook.com/newearthlings www.reverbnation.com/newearthlings http://twitter.com/NewEarthlings http://www.newearthlings.com

New Earthlings: Down 'n' dirty '70s-flavoured driving guitar riffs, strong stadium vocals and tight melodies with Led Zep and Thin Lizzy influences.

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Elevation Falls represents young Irish Rock-Pop music http://videomusicstars.com/elevation-falls-represents-young-irish-rock-pop-music/ http://videomusicstars.com/elevation-falls-represents-young-irish-rock-pop-music/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:18:18 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9871 Elevation-Falls-680

Elevation Falls represents young Irish Rock-Pop music; formed during September 2012, on behalf of the then 16 year old Dublin singer/songwriter Hazel Jade, who'd already been performing as an artist since the age of 13. Elevation Falls are currently made up of Hazel Jade: Lead Vocals/Piano - Paul David Morrin: 2nd Vocals/Lead Guitar - Gabriel Grecco: 2nd Lead Guitar / Vocals  - Jimmy Carey: Bass and Marco Barisic: Drums

[caption id="attachment_13766" align="alignleft" width="300"]Hazel Jade - Elevation Falls lead singer. Hazel Jade - Elevation Falls lead singer.[/caption]

Elevation Falls has already performed as a named band at known festivals in Ireland including ‘Electric Picnic’, ‘Knockanstockan’ and ‘The Vibe For Philo’. They've also performed in London (Camden) and ‘Glastonbury Fringe Festival’ where they were warmly received. For 2015 they've already been chosen for ‘The Sunflower Festival in Northern Ireland’, ‘Vantastival’ and the ‘Prosperous Festival’, and will also be touring Ireland in the late Spring, coinciding with their release of an extended EP. They've recently been selected to perform at the ‘Indie Week Europe Festival’ in Manchester, UK at the end of May 2015, when they will also showcase at a number of venues in London.

Their recent songs ‘Lately’ and ‘Watching Over You’ are now playing over a number of Irish and UK radio stations. So what does all the hype about Elevation Falls truly deliver us? Well, their songs hook you the first time you listen to them -the result of the great guitar riffs, vocals, and beautiful melodies. After that, you begin to hear the creative side of the band. And there is a whole lot going on…

As in any serious rock construction set, the vocals are the centerpieces. If any rock band is even going to be thinking in terms of any sort of success, the lead singer is the key to opening that door, after which the fans will take the time to grasp the potential immenseness of the rest of the band. I’m not telling you this, rock history does!

Hazel Jade has an amazing voice, a powerful combination of melody, melancholy and rage all mixed together. Her deliveries are heartfelt and emotional, but moreover she hits all the right notes, on time…every time. She’s the key and she certainly opens doors! Hazel gives the band that classic retro rock sound that was all the rage with the advent of the Wilson sisters and their group Heart. Just like Nancy and Ann, Hazel’s voice is able to draw you in with fragile emotion, and then jar you to life with 8 bars of unleashed octave power.

[caption id="attachment_13767" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Elevation Falls Elevation Falls[/caption]

To this, add the wall-to-wall sound of the twin guitars that sit somewhere between the legendary Thin Lizzy and the delicacy of Wishbone Ash on their Argus album –the EF guitars are not only hard and crunchy but downright catchy too. The bass is driving, yet tasty, and if it is turned up loud enough, the drums will bang you all across the room.

Elevation Falls may resemble bits and pieces from classic rock, twisted it into a more modern sound, but make no mistake; they are not clones of any other band. They have found their own sound drenched in a great balance between hard rock riffs and musical melody.

A listen to ‘Lately’ and ‘Watching Over You’ will quickly showcase how Hazel Jade’s vocals are infectious, pleasantly different, and commanding, united with a rarely seen energy and passion. Paul David Morrin and Gabriel Grecco are creatively raw, talented guitarists that truly bring powerful elements to this band, subtly accompanied by a phenomenal bassist in Jimmy Carey. All this set against a backdrop of methodical stick-slapping provided by the gifted hands of Marco Barisic.

OFFICIAL LINKS: HOMEPAGEFACEBOOKTWITTERYOUTUBE - SOUNDCLOUD

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Elevation Falls represents young Irish Rock-Pop music; formed during September 2012, on behalf of the then 16 year old Dublin singer/songwriter Hazel Jade, who'd already been performing as an artist since the age of 13. Elevation Falls are currently made up of Hazel Jade: Lead Vocals/Piano - Paul David Morrin: 2nd Vocals/Lead Guitar - Gabriel Grecco: 2nd Lead Guitar / Vocals  - Jimmy Carey: Bass and Marco Barisic: Drums

[caption id="attachment_13766" align="alignleft" width="300"]Hazel Jade - Elevation Falls lead singer. Hazel Jade - Elevation Falls lead singer.[/caption]

Elevation Falls has already performed as a named band at known festivals in Ireland including ‘Electric Picnic’, ‘Knockanstockan’ and ‘The Vibe For Philo’. They've also performed in London (Camden) and ‘Glastonbury Fringe Festival’ where they were warmly received. For 2015 they've already been chosen for ‘The Sunflower Festival in Northern Ireland’, ‘Vantastival’ and the ‘Prosperous Festival’, and will also be touring Ireland in the late Spring, coinciding with their release of an extended EP. They've recently been selected to perform at the ‘Indie Week Europe Festival’ in Manchester, UK at the end of May 2015, when they will also showcase at a number of venues in London.

Their recent songs ‘Lately’ and ‘Watching Over You’ are now playing over a number of Irish and UK radio stations. So what does all the hype about Elevation Falls truly deliver us? Well, their songs hook you the first time you listen to them -the result of the great guitar riffs, vocals, and beautiful melodies. After that, you begin to hear the creative side of the band. And there is a whole lot going on…

As in any serious rock construction set, the vocals are the centerpieces. If any rock band is even going to be thinking in terms of any sort of success, the lead singer is the key to opening that door, after which the fans will take the time to grasp the potential immenseness of the rest of the band. I’m not telling you this, rock history does!

Hazel Jade has an amazing voice, a powerful combination of melody, melancholy and rage all mixed together. Her deliveries are heartfelt and emotional, but moreover she hits all the right notes, on time…every time. She’s the key and she certainly opens doors! Hazel gives the band that classic retro rock sound that was all the rage with the advent of the Wilson sisters and their group Heart. Just like Nancy and Ann, Hazel’s voice is able to draw you in with fragile emotion, and then jar you to life with 8 bars of unleashed octave power.

[caption id="attachment_13767" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Elevation Falls Elevation Falls[/caption]

To this, add the wall-to-wall sound of the twin guitars that sit somewhere between the legendary Thin Lizzy and the delicacy of Wishbone Ash on their Argus album –the EF guitars are not only hard and crunchy but downright catchy too. The bass is driving, yet tasty, and if it is turned up loud enough, the drums will bang you all across the room.

Elevation Falls may resemble bits and pieces from classic rock, twisted it into a more modern sound, but make no mistake; they are not clones of any other band. They have found their own sound drenched in a great balance between hard rock riffs and musical melody.

A listen to ‘Lately’ and ‘Watching Over You’ will quickly showcase how Hazel Jade’s vocals are infectious, pleasantly different, and commanding, united with a rarely seen energy and passion. Paul David Morrin and Gabriel Grecco are creatively raw, talented guitarists that truly bring powerful elements to this band, subtly accompanied by a phenomenal bassist in Jimmy Carey. All this set against a backdrop of methodical stick-slapping provided by the gifted hands of Marco Barisic.

OFFICIAL LINKS: HOMEPAGEFACEBOOKTWITTERYOUTUBE - SOUNDCLOUD

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T-Zank: “Authority of the Soul” – brilliantly twists words into empowering, incisive, and thought provoking flows http://videomusicstars.com/t-zank-authority-of-the-soul-brilliantly-twists-words-into-empowering-incisive-and-thought-provoking-flows/ http://videomusicstars.com/t-zank-authority-of-the-soul-brilliantly-twists-words-into-empowering-incisive-and-thought-provoking-flows/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:50:41 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9868 t-zank-680

T-Zank has shared the stage with several notable acts including Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Rittz and Taylor Gang. He is committed to making an impact not only through his music, but also through his brand and message. He has dealt with personal shortcomings, doubt, and health issues that have threatened his ability to make music. However, his drive, perseverance, and a refusal to succumb to negativity has motivated T-Zank to come out on top every time. The message in his music is one that everyone can relate to: Move forward with what you truly love and never quit.

T-Zank is also known for his coordinated and high-energy performances and his ability to connect with crowds. He brings the same passion to each performance whether it is for a sold out audience or a group of local fans.

[caption id="attachment_13750" align="alignleft" width="350"]T-ZANK T-ZANK[/caption]

T-Zank recently released a new album, “Authority of the Soul”, built upon the concept of the human soul and realizing its potential in a lifetime. This is a repeat listen album. It took a good couple of spoonfuls before it hit me, and once you're open to this album the hits go straight to the stomach.

There is nothing a rap or hip-hop lover cannot adore about this album. The arrangements are complex and amazingly sophisticated; no one song sounds like the other. There are great beats and a wonderful variety of tempos and feel to each song.

Lyrically the 12 songs on the album speak clearly, as it relates to the personal growth of today's common man. T-Zank recreates but improves upon the style of what can be considered a concept album and comes up with something completely unique. It's a formula that needs no tweaking.

This album never lumbers, it never gets stuck, it flows, it never rests in one place too long. This is the beauty of the creativity T-Zank has used here. Lyrically, his concrete narrative is as real as they come. A master lyricist and seeker of enlightenment, he brilliantly twists words into empowering, incisive, and thought provoking flows.

“Authority of the Soul” is powerful in what it says, supercharged by the production and put over the top by the way these two aspects play off of each other. The album drills into the mind of the listener, forging the idea that something powerfully positive is coming out of the mouth of the T-Zank.

There isn't a song on there I would skip. The wordplay and lyrics are some of his best I have heard this year. T-Zank’s flow just grabs you and the content speaks to anyone. The album is simply wonderful to listen to, and if you have doubts, put it on repeat. The picks of the bunch, for me, include “Who Are We”, “Choose To Drive”, “Show Em Wassup”, “Who I Am Feat. KCane MarkCO”, “That’s Truth”, “Hungry Feat. Stevie Stone” and “Patience”. But each song has a meaning and the beats play a major part in manifesting T-Zank’s vision and charisma.

T-Zank’s storms onto the scene with a very impressive album this time around.  If you are already familiar with T-Zank, you know he is definitely a highly skilled emcee and this album needs to belong to your collection!

OFFICIAL LINKS: HOMEPAGESOUNDCLOUD - YOUTUBEFACEBOOK - TWITTER

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T-Zank has shared the stage with several notable acts including Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Rittz and Taylor Gang. He is committed to making an impact not only through his music, but also through his brand and message. He has dealt with personal shortcomings, doubt, and health issues that have threatened his ability to make music. However, his drive, perseverance, and a refusal to succumb to negativity has motivated T-Zank to come out on top every time. The message in his music is one that everyone can relate to: Move forward with what you truly love and never quit.

T-Zank is also known for his coordinated and high-energy performances and his ability to connect with crowds. He brings the same passion to each performance whether it is for a sold out audience or a group of local fans.

[caption id="attachment_13750" align="alignleft" width="350"]T-ZANK T-ZANK[/caption]

T-Zank recently released a new album, “Authority of the Soul”, built upon the concept of the human soul and realizing its potential in a lifetime. This is a repeat listen album. It took a good couple of spoonfuls before it hit me, and once you're open to this album the hits go straight to the stomach.

There is nothing a rap or hip-hop lover cannot adore about this album. The arrangements are complex and amazingly sophisticated; no one song sounds like the other. There are great beats and a wonderful variety of tempos and feel to each song.

Lyrically the 12 songs on the album speak clearly, as it relates to the personal growth of today's common man. T-Zank recreates but improves upon the style of what can be considered a concept album and comes up with something completely unique. It's a formula that needs no tweaking.

This album never lumbers, it never gets stuck, it flows, it never rests in one place too long. This is the beauty of the creativity T-Zank has used here. Lyrically, his concrete narrative is as real as they come. A master lyricist and seeker of enlightenment, he brilliantly twists words into empowering, incisive, and thought provoking flows.

“Authority of the Soul” is powerful in what it says, supercharged by the production and put over the top by the way these two aspects play off of each other. The album drills into the mind of the listener, forging the idea that something powerfully positive is coming out of the mouth of the T-Zank.

There isn't a song on there I would skip. The wordplay and lyrics are some of his best I have heard this year. T-Zank’s flow just grabs you and the content speaks to anyone. The album is simply wonderful to listen to, and if you have doubts, put it on repeat. The picks of the bunch, for me, include “Who Are We”, “Choose To Drive”, “Show Em Wassup”, “Who I Am Feat. KCane MarkCO”, “That’s Truth”, “Hungry Feat. Stevie Stone” and “Patience”. But each song has a meaning and the beats play a major part in manifesting T-Zank’s vision and charisma.

T-Zank’s storms onto the scene with a very impressive album this time around.  If you are already familiar with T-Zank, you know he is definitely a highly skilled emcee and this album needs to belong to your collection!

OFFICIAL LINKS: HOMEPAGESOUNDCLOUD - YOUTUBEFACEBOOK - TWITTER

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The new face of Indie pop – Duncan Daniels http://videomusicstars.com/the-new-face-of-indie-pop-duncan-daniels/ http://videomusicstars.com/the-new-face-of-indie-pop-duncan-daniels/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:05:55 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9865 duncan-daniels-680

Wow! “More Than a Decade of Music” aka MTADOM, is in its 9th Week and Duncan Daniels is unstoppable with releases of classic records back to back, every Friday for nearly 3 months now. The Dunkishrock Music Producer and Artiste made his debut a week ago, on the Reverb Nation Top 100 Pop charts for New York City at #98 and in less than a week, has climbed to #66 as of March 12th 2015. This is proof that hard work does indeed pay off and for Duncan; this is only scratching the surface.

Week 9 special Friday the 13th edition of “MTADOM” is titled “There She Goes Again” and it is set to be one of his biggest international releases since “Unconditional Love” a month ago. Here we see Duncan Daniels like never before, hitting notes way past his comfort zone and exploring high vocal ranges we have not seen him attempt before on a record. The production is undeniably a masterpiece featuring an amazing display of musicianship that is dispensed ways off from mediocre and the craftiness of Enrico Tiberi's Guitar solos, takes this number to souring heights.

“TSGA” is sweet and soulful and tells a story that anyone can relate to, which is one of Duncan’s trademarks and has been reviewed as "classic, timeless and beautiful music". This record is reminiscent of the good old 90’s Alt/Contemporary/Rock classics and can sit well with the likes of Bon Jovi’s “Always”, Aerosmith’s “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” and Lenny Kravitz’s “See You Again” to name a few.

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Wow! “More Than a Decade of Music” aka MTADOM, is in its 9th Week and Duncan Daniels is unstoppable with releases of classic records back to back, every Friday for nearly 3 months now. The Dunkishrock Music Producer and Artiste made his debut a week ago, on the Reverb Nation Top 100 Pop charts for New York City at #98 and in less than a week, has climbed to #66 as of March 12th 2015. This is proof that hard work does indeed pay off and for Duncan; this is only scratching the surface.

Week 9 special Friday the 13th edition of “MTADOM” is titled “There She Goes Again” and it is set to be one of his biggest international releases since “Unconditional Love” a month ago. Here we see Duncan Daniels like never before, hitting notes way past his comfort zone and exploring high vocal ranges we have not seen him attempt before on a record. The production is undeniably a masterpiece featuring an amazing display of musicianship that is dispensed ways off from mediocre and the craftiness of Enrico Tiberi's Guitar solos, takes this number to souring heights.

“TSGA” is sweet and soulful and tells a story that anyone can relate to, which is one of Duncan’s trademarks and has been reviewed as "classic, timeless and beautiful music". This record is reminiscent of the good old 90’s Alt/Contemporary/Rock classics and can sit well with the likes of Bon Jovi’s “Always”, Aerosmith’s “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” and Lenny Kravitz’s “See You Again” to name a few.

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Vocalist Lua Hadar and Pianist Jason Martineau – Celebrates 10 Years On Fire Jubilee Concert http://videomusicstars.com/vocalist-lua-hadar-and-pianist-jason-martineau-celebrates-10-years-on-fire-jubilee-concert/ http://videomusicstars.com/vocalist-lua-hadar-and-pianist-jason-martineau-celebrates-10-years-on-fire-jubilee-concert/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:43:08 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9862 jason-lua-duo-680

Celebrating ten years of glorious music-making, vocalist Lua Hadar and pianist Jason Martineau come together for a rare duo concert in the acoustic space of creativity salon The Emerald Tablet,

Sunday, March 29 at 6pm. (doors 5:30). The salon in the heart of North Beach sits right next to iconic blues club The Saloon and across Columbus Ave. from City Lights Bookstore. Eclectic, worldly and funny, the duo will populate their program with their signature variety of grooves and languages with special emphasis on the tunes you might not hear in concert with their band, Twist. Space is limited and advance sale tickets at $20 are on sale now at https://eventbrite.com/event/1384664569/ as well as at the door on a space-available basis. A reception with the artists will follow the concert. Advance sale orders receive a free download card at the door.

The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno Street, San Francisco 94133, http://emtab.org and http://luahadar.com

Just yards away from their sold-out 2005 debut at the legendary Purple Onion, Hadar and Martineau unite at the hip new venue in San Francisco’s North Beach for a 10-year anniversary Duo Concert. The Emerald Tablet, (a creativity salon run by Della Haywood and Lapo Guzzini) presents performances, exhibits, and workshops in a wide variety of fields. With a grand piano and an intimate space, the stage is set for the vocal and pianistic artistry of this virtuosic pair of performers.

"A jubilee is an anniversary, commemoration, celebration," says Hadar, "but it also means 'on fire' like cherries jubilee (flambé). I feel musically on fire every time I sing with Jason Martineau, and that's how it's been for 10 years."

Martineau and Hadar began working together in 2005, when producer Candace Forest brought them together for Lua’s first solo recording project, It’s About Time. Since then, they formed Twist and have collaborated on three CDs and a DVD, performing live shows in New York, Los Angeles, Bangkok and many Bay Area venues, including the renowned jazz venue, Yoshi’s.Since its inception in 2007, Hadar's cosmopolitan jazz ensemble Twist has developed a multi-lingual world jazz fusion that twists the styles of international standards and brings new material into the jazz idiom.

Martineau’s skilled and sensitive arrangements utilize Hadar’s wide range of vocal styles and languages, bringing classic tunes into jazz from far-flung places on the planet as Japan, Madagascar, Brazil, France and Italy.

Lua has charmed audiences from New York's Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok's Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, releasing three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist.

The most recent, Like A Bridge, was recorded in 2012 as the centerpiece of her Bridges Project. The Like A Bridge DVD was nominated for an Independent Music Award and was released at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland in September of 2013 after its premiere at San Francisco's Historic Balboa Theater. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4424714

Hadar is no stranger to North Beach clubs, having performed and hosted many events through the years at The Purple Onion (http://purpleonionlive.com), Peña Pachamama (http://pachamamacenter.org) and Jazz at Pearl’s (http://www.jazzwest.com/articles/pearls_closing.html).

In her early years in San Francisco Lua performed frequently at the famous Caffè Trieste, rubbing elbows with musicians and bohemians such as the celebrated late painter Lorant Chovan, who created many images of the chanteuse.

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Celebrating ten years of glorious music-making, vocalist Lua Hadar and pianist Jason Martineau come together for a rare duo concert in the acoustic space of creativity salon The Emerald Tablet,

Sunday, March 29 at 6pm. (doors 5:30). The salon in the heart of North Beach sits right next to iconic blues club The Saloon and across Columbus Ave. from City Lights Bookstore. Eclectic, worldly and funny, the duo will populate their program with their signature variety of grooves and languages with special emphasis on the tunes you might not hear in concert with their band, Twist. Space is limited and advance sale tickets at $20 are on sale now at https://eventbrite.com/event/1384664569/ as well as at the door on a space-available basis. A reception with the artists will follow the concert. Advance sale orders receive a free download card at the door.

The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno Street, San Francisco 94133, http://emtab.org and http://luahadar.com

Just yards away from their sold-out 2005 debut at the legendary Purple Onion, Hadar and Martineau unite at the hip new venue in San Francisco’s North Beach for a 10-year anniversary Duo Concert. The Emerald Tablet, (a creativity salon run by Della Haywood and Lapo Guzzini) presents performances, exhibits, and workshops in a wide variety of fields. With a grand piano and an intimate space, the stage is set for the vocal and pianistic artistry of this virtuosic pair of performers.

"A jubilee is an anniversary, commemoration, celebration," says Hadar, "but it also means 'on fire' like cherries jubilee (flambé). I feel musically on fire every time I sing with Jason Martineau, and that's how it's been for 10 years."

Martineau and Hadar began working together in 2005, when producer Candace Forest brought them together for Lua’s first solo recording project, It’s About Time. Since then, they formed Twist and have collaborated on three CDs and a DVD, performing live shows in New York, Los Angeles, Bangkok and many Bay Area venues, including the renowned jazz venue, Yoshi’s.Since its inception in 2007, Hadar's cosmopolitan jazz ensemble Twist has developed a multi-lingual world jazz fusion that twists the styles of international standards and brings new material into the jazz idiom.

Martineau’s skilled and sensitive arrangements utilize Hadar’s wide range of vocal styles and languages, bringing classic tunes into jazz from far-flung places on the planet as Japan, Madagascar, Brazil, France and Italy.

Lua has charmed audiences from New York's Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok's Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, releasing three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist.

The most recent, Like A Bridge, was recorded in 2012 as the centerpiece of her Bridges Project. The Like A Bridge DVD was nominated for an Independent Music Award and was released at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland in September of 2013 after its premiere at San Francisco's Historic Balboa Theater. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4424714

Hadar is no stranger to North Beach clubs, having performed and hosted many events through the years at The Purple Onion (http://purpleonionlive.com), Peña Pachamama (http://pachamamacenter.org) and Jazz at Pearl’s (http://www.jazzwest.com/articles/pearls_closing.html).

In her early years in San Francisco Lua performed frequently at the famous Caffè Trieste, rubbing elbows with musicians and bohemians such as the celebrated late painter Lorant Chovan, who created many images of the chanteuse.

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J Mo – The “iAmjMo” Interview http://videomusicstars.com/j-mo-the-iamjmo-interview/ http://videomusicstars.com/j-mo-the-iamjmo-interview/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:37:35 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9857 j-mo-680

Up and coming rap artist J Mo has released his highly anticipated album "IAmJMo". His mixtape is a reflective one. It's a tale of his life and all of the decisions he use to make before he had a child. The mixtape addresses a life of pain, partying, alcoholism and contemplation of suicide. Now with a clear head, ambition, a support system and faith, J Mo is set to take the world by storm. Hip Hop Push Media recently sat down with J Mo to get into the mind of this talented artist and see what's going on with his music and his future plans within the music industry.

How long have you been rapping and what inspired you to become an artist?

I have been writing and rapping for 7 years now. Always being attached to music inspired me. I have been playing the piano for 15 (off and on) years. When I received my Roland Fantom-G8, the wheels of my own music started to turn.

What Do You Think Separates You From Other Artists?

Patience… Everybody thinks overnight success is the best thing. Someone said somewhere “You want to be hot right now, then nothing later. Or you want work to get hot, and stay hot forever…” Something like that, basically can you be patient for your time to come and prove why you should last forever.

Who Are Your Favorite Artists and How Have They Impacted Your Life And Music?

  1. Big Sean
  2. J. Cole
  3. Kendrick Lamar
  4. Motown (any of them)

All the rappers named are new school. However they are influenced by early Hip-Hop. Their music isn’t just about money, cars, and clothes. They talk about their life, real life situations, or their journey to the top. These artist help me paint a picture with my music, from the instrumental to the final mastered track.

j-mo-400What Do You Think About The State Of Hip Hop Right Now?

Hip-Hop lives, you can’t be lazy, we as consumers have to look for it. No, it’s not played on the radio as it once was. However you can find a lot of real artist on the Internet. As a writer it’s hard to be accepted by radio stations. The reason being a lot of people are going after the same Future, or Migos [“Trap”] sound (Which is a great sound, but it’s becoming ordinary, not original). With this in mind, I have to find an instrumental that intertwines with early Hip-Hop and those “Trap” beats.

What Do You Think You Can Contribute To The Rap Game?

Dedication… I can say I will bring real music back (but I’m a realest). I can better what I can control, and that’s my music. I will bring greatness to every project I am a part of and dedication to all my work from producing, engineering, and performing.

Artist Typically Have A Short Career, What Measures Are You Taking To Have A Long And Successful One?

As an emerging artist I am a student to the game. So I have to take notes on my predecessors. Staying relevant with your fans and other consumers. Understanding the business side of music from royalties to copyrights. Music is one thing, but all the work behind one hit song is more work than a lot of people imagine.

Are You Looking To Get Signed Or Go The Independent Route? And Why?

I would love to stay independent. However, there are some places I would sign to them Roc Nation, G.O.O.D. Music, Interscope. I want to stay independent because I don’t have or want to be that middleman. Control is great to have, however the name of the record labels bring exposure.

What Project Do You Currently Have Our Or Working On Releasing? Any Tour Or Performance Dates Set Up As Yet?

iAmjMo: Deluxe [Mixtape] is being worked on until 4/24/2015 when I have it set to release. After that I’m going to plan to make my first album “Living Paradox”. No, I’m not on tour, showcases and performances are on the way. Info can be found on my websites or mailing list.

What’s The Meaning Behind The Title Of Your Album?

“iAmjMo” is pretty much self-explanatory. However, the story behind it is a tale of my life. I was young (I still am) and made careless mistakes. I was not worried about the consequences. After having a child, a grown addiction to the party life (drugs, & alcohol), and total disregard to family and religion, I fell into a deep depression. I even contemplated suicide. But with the help of God, family, and true friends this music arose.

Each song holds significant meaning for the time in my life before and after the climax to my change. When I changed, I started reminiscing why I had to reform in the first place. After that, I started worry about others, since I believe I was going to be okay. I hope you enjoy, comment, and like them. Feedback is appreciated. I want to thank everyone that supports what I am trying to do. The best is yet to come.

And Finally What Are Your Goals As An Artist, What Would You Like To Achieve In This Music Industry?

I want it all. Shooting for the stars and galaxies. One main goal I have is to be used on every source of media at once [radio,video, TV, computer, etc.]. I want to be recognized for all the hard work I put into my projects. Build my credibility up, Set myself and my family up for bigger and better things in life.

J Mo is definitely an artist to look out for. Be sure to purchase and download his new mixtape which can be found here:

http://www.vibenation.net/profile/iamjmo

Website: joshuarmonroe.wix.com/bookjmo

Social Media:

www.twitter.com/joshuarmonroe

www.instagram.com/__iamjmo__

www.facebook.com/iamjmonroeFAN

Interview Conducted By: Hip Hop Push Media, Inc

http://hiphoppush.com

http://hiphoppushmedia.com

http://twitter.com/HipHopPush

http://facebook.com/HipHopPush

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Up and coming rap artist J Mo has released his highly anticipated album "IAmJMo". His mixtape is a reflective one. It's a tale of his life and all of the decisions he use to make before he had a child. The mixtape addresses a life of pain, partying, alcoholism and contemplation of suicide. Now with a clear head, ambition, a support system and faith, J Mo is set to take the world by storm. Hip Hop Push Media recently sat down with J Mo to get into the mind of this talented artist and see what's going on with his music and his future plans within the music industry.

How long have you been rapping and what inspired you to become an artist?

I have been writing and rapping for 7 years now. Always being attached to music inspired me. I have been playing the piano for 15 (off and on) years. When I received my Roland Fantom-G8, the wheels of my own music started to turn.

What Do You Think Separates You From Other Artists?

Patience… Everybody thinks overnight success is the best thing. Someone said somewhere “You want to be hot right now, then nothing later. Or you want work to get hot, and stay hot forever…” Something like that, basically can you be patient for your time to come and prove why you should last forever.

Who Are Your Favorite Artists and How Have They Impacted Your Life And Music?

  1. Big Sean
  2. J. Cole
  3. Kendrick Lamar
  4. Motown (any of them)

All the rappers named are new school. However they are influenced by early Hip-Hop. Their music isn’t just about money, cars, and clothes. They talk about their life, real life situations, or their journey to the top. These artist help me paint a picture with my music, from the instrumental to the final mastered track.

j-mo-400What Do You Think About The State Of Hip Hop Right Now?

Hip-Hop lives, you can’t be lazy, we as consumers have to look for it. No, it’s not played on the radio as it once was. However you can find a lot of real artist on the Internet. As a writer it’s hard to be accepted by radio stations. The reason being a lot of people are going after the same Future, or Migos [“Trap”] sound (Which is a great sound, but it’s becoming ordinary, not original). With this in mind, I have to find an instrumental that intertwines with early Hip-Hop and those “Trap” beats.

What Do You Think You Can Contribute To The Rap Game?

Dedication… I can say I will bring real music back (but I’m a realest). I can better what I can control, and that’s my music. I will bring greatness to every project I am a part of and dedication to all my work from producing, engineering, and performing.

Artist Typically Have A Short Career, What Measures Are You Taking To Have A Long And Successful One?

As an emerging artist I am a student to the game. So I have to take notes on my predecessors. Staying relevant with your fans and other consumers. Understanding the business side of music from royalties to copyrights. Music is one thing, but all the work behind one hit song is more work than a lot of people imagine.

Are You Looking To Get Signed Or Go The Independent Route? And Why?

I would love to stay independent. However, there are some places I would sign to them Roc Nation, G.O.O.D. Music, Interscope. I want to stay independent because I don’t have or want to be that middleman. Control is great to have, however the name of the record labels bring exposure.

What Project Do You Currently Have Our Or Working On Releasing? Any Tour Or Performance Dates Set Up As Yet?

iAmjMo: Deluxe [Mixtape] is being worked on until 4/24/2015 when I have it set to release. After that I’m going to plan to make my first album “Living Paradox”. No, I’m not on tour, showcases and performances are on the way. Info can be found on my websites or mailing list.

What’s The Meaning Behind The Title Of Your Album?

“iAmjMo” is pretty much self-explanatory. However, the story behind it is a tale of my life. I was young (I still am) and made careless mistakes. I was not worried about the consequences. After having a child, a grown addiction to the party life (drugs, & alcohol), and total disregard to family and religion, I fell into a deep depression. I even contemplated suicide. But with the help of God, family, and true friends this music arose.

Each song holds significant meaning for the time in my life before and after the climax to my change. When I changed, I started reminiscing why I had to reform in the first place. After that, I started worry about others, since I believe I was going to be okay. I hope you enjoy, comment, and like them. Feedback is appreciated. I want to thank everyone that supports what I am trying to do. The best is yet to come.

And Finally What Are Your Goals As An Artist, What Would You Like To Achieve In This Music Industry?

I want it all. Shooting for the stars and galaxies. One main goal I have is to be used on every source of media at once [radio,video, TV, computer, etc.]. I want to be recognized for all the hard work I put into my projects. Build my credibility up, Set myself and my family up for bigger and better things in life.

J Mo is definitely an artist to look out for. Be sure to purchase and download his new mixtape which can be found here:

http://www.vibenation.net/profile/iamjmo

Website: joshuarmonroe.wix.com/bookjmo

Social Media:

www.twitter.com/joshuarmonroe

www.instagram.com/__iamjmo__

www.facebook.com/iamjmonroeFAN

Interview Conducted By: Hip Hop Push Media, Inc

http://hiphoppush.com

http://hiphoppushmedia.com

http://twitter.com/HipHopPush

http://facebook.com/HipHopPush

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