VideoMusicStars http://videomusicstars.com Independent Music News Headlines Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:56:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Multi-talented LEONA LEE to drop her debut Ep in January 2015! http://videomusicstars.com/multi-talented-leona-lee-to-drop-her-debut-ep-in-january-2015/ http://videomusicstars.com/multi-talented-leona-lee-to-drop-her-debut-ep-in-january-2015/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:35:55 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9486 leona-lee-680

Actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, and model - Leona Lee is currently promoting her single - "Good Thing "

Leona Lee (born Leona Elicia Surles) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, and model. Surles was born on December 20, 1998, in Dallas, Texas, to Elicia Crouch-Surles and Leon Surles. Her ancestry is made up of American and Trinidadian. She is the middle child of five. Surles began singing at the age of 3 and playing the piano at the age of 5. She started her acting career at the age of 5 on the children's television show, Barney.

Leona began her acting career at the age of 5. She was trained at KD Studios and Barbizon in Dallas. She did a few commercial such as: Rent-A-Center, Aarons, and GameStop. In April 2012, Leona competed in a convention called M.A.A.I. She won awards that included Television Commercial, Talent, and Monologue. She also received a scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

Trained at Barbizon School of Modeling, and following in her mom's footsteps, Leona also began to model at the age of 5. But Leona is also a dancer. She is trained in multiple types of dance. Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Drill Team Prep. She began to dance at the Janie Christy School of Dance. Spending 10 years training there until the studio closed down.

Currently, Leona is working on her debut EP projected to be released in 2015. “I feel like my music tells true stories about my outlook on life and other things that go on in my head." The EP will consist of 6 songs: "Good Thing", "Moving On", "Heart In The Rain", "Release Me", "Come Correct", and "Why Do I Love You". She plans on releasing 2 music videos to go with her EP.

The first official single currently in promotion, to come off the Ep is“Good Thing”.

Leona Lee - OFFICIAL LINKS: leona-lee-300Artist Webite Facebook Instagram Twitter Soundcloud ]]>
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Actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, and model - Leona Lee is currently promoting her single - "Good Thing "

Leona Lee (born Leona Elicia Surles) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, and model. Surles was born on December 20, 1998, in Dallas, Texas, to Elicia Crouch-Surles and Leon Surles. Her ancestry is made up of American and Trinidadian. She is the middle child of five. Surles began singing at the age of 3 and playing the piano at the age of 5. She started her acting career at the age of 5 on the children's television show, Barney.

Leona began her acting career at the age of 5. She was trained at KD Studios and Barbizon in Dallas. She did a few commercial such as: Rent-A-Center, Aarons, and GameStop. In April 2012, Leona competed in a convention called M.A.A.I. She won awards that included Television Commercial, Talent, and Monologue. She also received a scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

Trained at Barbizon School of Modeling, and following in her mom's footsteps, Leona also began to model at the age of 5. But Leona is also a dancer. She is trained in multiple types of dance. Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Drill Team Prep. She began to dance at the Janie Christy School of Dance. Spending 10 years training there until the studio closed down.

Currently, Leona is working on her debut EP projected to be released in 2015. “I feel like my music tells true stories about my outlook on life and other things that go on in my head." The EP will consist of 6 songs: "Good Thing", "Moving On", "Heart In The Rain", "Release Me", "Come Correct", and "Why Do I Love You". She plans on releasing 2 music videos to go with her EP.

The first official single currently in promotion, to come off the Ep is“Good Thing”.

Leona Lee - OFFICIAL LINKS: leona-lee-300Artist Webite Facebook Instagram Twitter Soundcloud ]]>
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Nature Ganganbaigal: “To Where Tengger Leads Me” http://videomusicstars.com/nature-ganganbaigal-to-where-tengger-leads-me/ http://videomusicstars.com/nature-ganganbaigal-to-where-tengger-leads-me/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:36:47 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9482 Nature-Ganganbaigal-680

“To Where Tengger Leads Me”, is just like a movie, in a woven tapestry of cross-genre and cultural influences

Nature Ganganbaigal, a Mongolian music composer from China (Chinese name: Tianran Zhang). Nature writes music for commercial clips, trailers and games for both indie studios and large media firms such as China Central Television. His wide range of music styles includes traditional orchestral music and electronic influenced modern film scores. As a former Microsoft UI designer, Nature has the strong sensibility on visual media and filmic language. Nature is currently studying at New York University, finishing his film music graduate degree. As the winner of the 2014 New York University Film Score Competition, Nature's film score was performed in Broadway.

“To Where Tengger Leads Me” is the first solo album from the Mongolian musician Nature Ganganbaigal. To interpret Mongolian traditional music in a more modern and international way, Nature blends Mongolian horse-head fiddle and throat singing with Symphony, Electronic and New Age music, creating a cinematic feeling for the Epic Mongol Empire. You will hear the galloping steeds, the blowing blizzard, the riding warriors, and the thundering drums under the great welkin!

Soundtrack fanatics know that every once in a while you see a movie that has a soundtrack so powerful, so amazing, that as soon as the first track plays during the opening scene of the film you exclaim to yourself "I must have this soundtrack!" The hunt for the said soundtrack can last for days, months, or even years.

“To Where Tengger Leads Me” has exactly the opposite effect. You’ll be searching for the ‘movie’ of this ‘soundtrack’ for many moons to come! Throughout the album, the sound is weaved intricately with familiar orchestral sounds, electronic interludes and a few instruments that are fundamental to the Mongol culture.

Some of the soothing melodies have a strong Asian flavor, while others are just playfully imaginative, inventing themselves as they go along, unbound by rhythm or convention, and taking full advantage of the rich tone of the instruments.  There really isn't any good way to describe this music except to say it is colorful, beautifully layered, and utterly uplifting.

From the opening strains to a crash of percussion instruments, this work leads you to burst with emotions. Here, the powerful and intense drum work leaves you breathless in the Legend On Horseback,  My Horse, Far In The Distance and Galloping Steeds . While the strings weave a blend of magic together throughout the main themes of the 12 tracks.

As previously mentioned, the music of “To Where Tengger Leads Me”, is just like a movie, in a woven tapestry of cross-genre and cultural influences. I think people who feel stirred by original ideas, sounds and moods are most likely to be captured by Nature Ganganbaigal powerful and multi-faceted scores. This is music that makes you feel placed on a totally different plane than where you're normally used to listening!

Nature-Ganganbaigal-400OFFICIAL LINKS: Stream/Download Album Artist Website]]>
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“To Where Tengger Leads Me”, is just like a movie, in a woven tapestry of cross-genre and cultural influences

Nature Ganganbaigal, a Mongolian music composer from China (Chinese name: Tianran Zhang). Nature writes music for commercial clips, trailers and games for both indie studios and large media firms such as China Central Television. His wide range of music styles includes traditional orchestral music and electronic influenced modern film scores. As a former Microsoft UI designer, Nature has the strong sensibility on visual media and filmic language. Nature is currently studying at New York University, finishing his film music graduate degree. As the winner of the 2014 New York University Film Score Competition, Nature's film score was performed in Broadway.

“To Where Tengger Leads Me” is the first solo album from the Mongolian musician Nature Ganganbaigal. To interpret Mongolian traditional music in a more modern and international way, Nature blends Mongolian horse-head fiddle and throat singing with Symphony, Electronic and New Age music, creating a cinematic feeling for the Epic Mongol Empire. You will hear the galloping steeds, the blowing blizzard, the riding warriors, and the thundering drums under the great welkin!

Soundtrack fanatics know that every once in a while you see a movie that has a soundtrack so powerful, so amazing, that as soon as the first track plays during the opening scene of the film you exclaim to yourself "I must have this soundtrack!" The hunt for the said soundtrack can last for days, months, or even years.

“To Where Tengger Leads Me” has exactly the opposite effect. You’ll be searching for the ‘movie’ of this ‘soundtrack’ for many moons to come! Throughout the album, the sound is weaved intricately with familiar orchestral sounds, electronic interludes and a few instruments that are fundamental to the Mongol culture.

Some of the soothing melodies have a strong Asian flavor, while others are just playfully imaginative, inventing themselves as they go along, unbound by rhythm or convention, and taking full advantage of the rich tone of the instruments.  There really isn't any good way to describe this music except to say it is colorful, beautifully layered, and utterly uplifting.

From the opening strains to a crash of percussion instruments, this work leads you to burst with emotions. Here, the powerful and intense drum work leaves you breathless in the Legend On Horseback,  My Horse, Far In The Distance and Galloping Steeds . While the strings weave a blend of magic together throughout the main themes of the 12 tracks.

As previously mentioned, the music of “To Where Tengger Leads Me”, is just like a movie, in a woven tapestry of cross-genre and cultural influences. I think people who feel stirred by original ideas, sounds and moods are most likely to be captured by Nature Ganganbaigal powerful and multi-faceted scores. This is music that makes you feel placed on a totally different plane than where you're normally used to listening!

Nature-Ganganbaigal-400OFFICIAL LINKS: Stream/Download Album Artist Website]]>
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Call to Action: Noise4Good Empowers Musicians and Their Fans to Make an Impact http://videomusicstars.com/call-to-action-noise4good-empowers-musicians-and-their-fans-to-make-an-impact/ http://videomusicstars.com/call-to-action-noise4good-empowers-musicians-and-their-fans-to-make-an-impact/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:29:24 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9479 noise4good

Noise4Good, the first crowd-funding platform that connects musicians and their fans with causes they are passionate about.

Connection. It’s at the core of Noise4Good, the first crowd-funding platform that connects musicians and their fans with causes they are passionate about. Noise4Good takes the power of music to move people, enabling charities to interact with musicians and their fan bases to raise funds and engage with donors, turning any social cause into a music experience and caring into action.

Artist Sign-up: http://www.noise4good.com/artist/signup

Once musicians sign-up on Noise4Good, acting as advocates they can align with up to five charities of their choice. They can then raise funds, post messages, showcase their music, create campaigns/calls to action on Noise4Good’s website, galvanize fans at concerts and across all social media and mobile devices. Artists can even create PSAs and gift exclusive music to donors. They will be featured on the pages of the non-profits they support, giving them the opportunity to not only engage with their fan base but with an entirely new audience. And they can tap into the country’s millennials, with their economic spending power of 1.3 trillion dollars, by harnessing the influence that music plays in their decision-making. Musician//Producer/Social Entrepreneur Kevin Patrick, who has performed on stage with the likes of Blondie, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Noise4Good. "The intent is to channel the efforts of musical influencers into a network for positive change." In recent news, Noise4Good was one of the participating partners/sponsors in the Global Citizen's festival in New York. The free concert featured artists including Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood and The Roots with surprise appearances by Sting, Alicia Keys and Beyonce. About Noise4Good

Noise4Good—unlike other crowd-sourced fundraisers—is working with Charity Navigator to ensure each organization is carefully vetted. Noise4Good is going link to Charity Navigator’s evaluations of each non-profit on its site so artists and fans can check out each one. It has a list of 3000 pre-approved, qualified charities that have been analyzed based on how they use their funds for impact.

Noise4Good will be mobile compatible and allow musicians to engage with fans in real-time with its exclusive technology. This feature allows for fans to receive special messages and Calls to Action from their favourite artists! Noise4Good is a game changer. Now's the time for artists to get connected and make a difference through the gift of song.]]>
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Noise4Good, the first crowd-funding platform that connects musicians and their fans with causes they are passionate about.

Connection. It’s at the core of Noise4Good, the first crowd-funding platform that connects musicians and their fans with causes they are passionate about. Noise4Good takes the power of music to move people, enabling charities to interact with musicians and their fan bases to raise funds and engage with donors, turning any social cause into a music experience and caring into action.

Artist Sign-up: http://www.noise4good.com/artist/signup

Once musicians sign-up on Noise4Good, acting as advocates they can align with up to five charities of their choice. They can then raise funds, post messages, showcase their music, create campaigns/calls to action on Noise4Good’s website, galvanize fans at concerts and across all social media and mobile devices. Artists can even create PSAs and gift exclusive music to donors. They will be featured on the pages of the non-profits they support, giving them the opportunity to not only engage with their fan base but with an entirely new audience. And they can tap into the country’s millennials, with their economic spending power of 1.3 trillion dollars, by harnessing the influence that music plays in their decision-making. Musician//Producer/Social Entrepreneur Kevin Patrick, who has performed on stage with the likes of Blondie, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Noise4Good. "The intent is to channel the efforts of musical influencers into a network for positive change." In recent news, Noise4Good was one of the participating partners/sponsors in the Global Citizen's festival in New York. The free concert featured artists including Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood and The Roots with surprise appearances by Sting, Alicia Keys and Beyonce. About Noise4Good

Noise4Good—unlike other crowd-sourced fundraisers—is working with Charity Navigator to ensure each organization is carefully vetted. Noise4Good is going link to Charity Navigator’s evaluations of each non-profit on its site so artists and fans can check out each one. It has a list of 3000 pre-approved, qualified charities that have been analyzed based on how they use their funds for impact.

Noise4Good will be mobile compatible and allow musicians to engage with fans in real-time with its exclusive technology. This feature allows for fans to receive special messages and Calls to Action from their favourite artists! Noise4Good is a game changer. Now's the time for artists to get connected and make a difference through the gift of song.]]>
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Suburban Mom Indie Musicans Plot to Walk the Red Carpet at Grammy (R) and HMMA Music Awards http://videomusicstars.com/suburban-mom-indie-musicans-plot-to-walk-the-red-carpet-at-grammy-r-and-hmma-music-awards/ http://videomusicstars.com/suburban-mom-indie-musicans-plot-to-walk-the-red-carpet-at-grammy-r-and-hmma-music-awards/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:03:31 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9476 solvieg-and-stevie-680

Do you have to be 19 and able to twerk in a bikini to receive recognition as a female musician these days?

Solveig Whittle and Elizabeth Butler are proof that you don’t. These two indie female songwriter-musicians from Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas, were notified recently that they both have songs and albums up.

For Consideration in the 57th Grammys and nominated for the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs). The Grammys will be awarded in February of next year, but the HMMAs will be awarded sooner, on November 4th, 2014 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. The two women have been strategizing for months and working together to promote their new music in an industry in which it is notoriously hard to stand out – and one that also tends to favor younger artists. They remain undaunted, however, and now their musical and co-promotional partnership created some very visible results such as their Grammy and HMMA nominations. Like many indie musicians, Whittle and Butler have been hobbyist musicians their whole lives. Only within the last few years have they gotten serious about putting resources and time into pushing their individual music careers forward. By sharing information with each other and honing both their musical and promotional skills, they have proved that collaboration is the new route to success in the music business. Both Whittle and Butler released new albums this fall. Whittle’s is entitled Fire and Other Playthings, and Butler’s is Love & Loss & Stuff Like That. Both artists are on the first round 57thGrammy ballots in Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album categories. The two albums share a theme of empowerment, something both women have experienced as individuals in recent years and want to pass on to others through their music. “I submitted my song, A1A (Settin’ Myself Free) for the HMMAs in December of 2013, and was thrilled when I heard it had been nominated for Best Americana Song” said Butler. “It’s an anthem for anyone going through a change, and I think it’s struck a chord with a lot of people. Fans really seem to resonate with the subject matter. It’s a little bit Thelma and Louise.” “Elizabeth and I have been collaborating for over two years now. I was a little hesitant, but Elizabeth encouraged me to submit my work to both the Grammys and the HMMAs,” said Whittle, “The HMMA nomination is my first music award nomination ever, and I plan to make the most of the experience. Would I like to win? Sure, but just being nominated and attending the HMMAs with Elizabeth is going to be a great experience.” The two women met two years ago through Twitter and Soundcloud. Friendship and professional musical collaboration quickly blossomed via email, text, social media, and the cloud. Whittle was soon providing backup vocals for Butler, and then Butler flew to Seattle to attend Whittle’s 2013 CD release party for a prior album. Whittle subsequently travelled southeast in January 2014 to participate in the filming of Butler’s music video for A1A (Settin’ Myself Free). During that visit, the two began co-writing the lyrics to Light The Fire, which they finished through long-distance collaboration online over the summer. Light The Fire was released on both of their CDs (on Butler’s as a bonus track), and is one of the songs up for consideration for a Grammy. “When we met, we realized we shared so many life experiences and values – even though we come from different parts of the country and backgrounds. We have a pack of children between us who are adults now. The bottom line is: we've been daughters, we've been moms, we’ ve been wives. We’ve launched a thousand ships, so to speak. Now it’s our turn. Our musical and personal friendship has given us the support - and that extra push - to pursue our own creative ambitions at this stage in our lives,” said Whittle. Like Butler’s song A1A (Settin’ Myself Free), Whittle says the lyrics to her song Light The Fire speak to the lightning strike of revelation and transformation that many people feel as they get older, and realize that the clock is ticking but there are still creative things they want to do in their lives. Coming from a background in high tech marketing and business, it took Whittle many years to realize that what she really loved most was writing and singing songs, as she had in college. After that epiphany, she decided to get serious about her music because it meant much more to her than a hobby. “For every person out there who dreams of releasing their CD, writing their novel, creating that art piece, or making that indie film - just remember that it gets easier after the kids are grown,” said Butler. “Don’t give up on your dreams – we all have so much life experience to share. You can absolutely do it!” Watch Elizabeth Butler’s music video A1A (Settin’ Myself Free) on YouTube athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAFpXqUsFcE Her latest album, Fire and Other Playthings, is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and all major music outlets. Website http://solveigandstevie.com/ For booking, licensing, or press, contact Solveig Whittle at 206-619-0646 or solveig@solveigwhittle.com About Solveig Solveig and Stevie bring an easy pop/folk feel and an eclectic sound that conjures the power pop of the 80s with its female lead vocals, pleasing harmonies and melodic bass lines.  ]]>
solvieg-and-stevie-680

Do you have to be 19 and able to twerk in a bikini to receive recognition as a female musician these days?

Solveig Whittle and Elizabeth Butler are proof that you don’t. These two indie female songwriter-musicians from Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas, were notified recently that they both have songs and albums up.

For Consideration in the 57th Grammys and nominated for the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs). The Grammys will be awarded in February of next year, but the HMMAs will be awarded sooner, on November 4th, 2014 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. The two women have been strategizing for months and working together to promote their new music in an industry in which it is notoriously hard to stand out – and one that also tends to favor younger artists. They remain undaunted, however, and now their musical and co-promotional partnership created some very visible results such as their Grammy and HMMA nominations. Like many indie musicians, Whittle and Butler have been hobbyist musicians their whole lives. Only within the last few years have they gotten serious about putting resources and time into pushing their individual music careers forward. By sharing information with each other and honing both their musical and promotional skills, they have proved that collaboration is the new route to success in the music business. Both Whittle and Butler released new albums this fall. Whittle’s is entitled Fire and Other Playthings, and Butler’s is Love & Loss & Stuff Like That. Both artists are on the first round 57thGrammy ballots in Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album categories. The two albums share a theme of empowerment, something both women have experienced as individuals in recent years and want to pass on to others through their music. “I submitted my song, A1A (Settin’ Myself Free) for the HMMAs in December of 2013, and was thrilled when I heard it had been nominated for Best Americana Song” said Butler. “It’s an anthem for anyone going through a change, and I think it’s struck a chord with a lot of people. Fans really seem to resonate with the subject matter. It’s a little bit Thelma and Louise.” “Elizabeth and I have been collaborating for over two years now. I was a little hesitant, but Elizabeth encouraged me to submit my work to both the Grammys and the HMMAs,” said Whittle, “The HMMA nomination is my first music award nomination ever, and I plan to make the most of the experience. Would I like to win? Sure, but just being nominated and attending the HMMAs with Elizabeth is going to be a great experience.” The two women met two years ago through Twitter and Soundcloud. Friendship and professional musical collaboration quickly blossomed via email, text, social media, and the cloud. Whittle was soon providing backup vocals for Butler, and then Butler flew to Seattle to attend Whittle’s 2013 CD release party for a prior album. Whittle subsequently travelled southeast in January 2014 to participate in the filming of Butler’s music video for A1A (Settin’ Myself Free). During that visit, the two began co-writing the lyrics to Light The Fire, which they finished through long-distance collaboration online over the summer. Light The Fire was released on both of their CDs (on Butler’s as a bonus track), and is one of the songs up for consideration for a Grammy. “When we met, we realized we shared so many life experiences and values – even though we come from different parts of the country and backgrounds. We have a pack of children between us who are adults now. The bottom line is: we've been daughters, we've been moms, we’ ve been wives. We’ve launched a thousand ships, so to speak. Now it’s our turn. Our musical and personal friendship has given us the support - and that extra push - to pursue our own creative ambitions at this stage in our lives,” said Whittle. Like Butler’s song A1A (Settin’ Myself Free), Whittle says the lyrics to her song Light The Fire speak to the lightning strike of revelation and transformation that many people feel as they get older, and realize that the clock is ticking but there are still creative things they want to do in their lives. Coming from a background in high tech marketing and business, it took Whittle many years to realize that what she really loved most was writing and singing songs, as she had in college. After that epiphany, she decided to get serious about her music because it meant much more to her than a hobby. “For every person out there who dreams of releasing their CD, writing their novel, creating that art piece, or making that indie film - just remember that it gets easier after the kids are grown,” said Butler. “Don’t give up on your dreams – we all have so much life experience to share. You can absolutely do it!” Watch Elizabeth Butler’s music video A1A (Settin’ Myself Free) on YouTube athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAFpXqUsFcE Her latest album, Fire and Other Playthings, is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and all major music outlets. Website http://solveigandstevie.com/ For booking, licensing, or press, contact Solveig Whittle at 206-619-0646 or solveig@solveigwhittle.com About Solveig Solveig and Stevie bring an easy pop/folk feel and an eclectic sound that conjures the power pop of the 80s with its female lead vocals, pleasing harmonies and melodic bass lines.  ]]>
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Brent LeVasseur: Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl) featuring Élan Noelle http://videomusicstars.com/brent-levasseur-another-world-aoleon-the-martian-girl-featuring-elan-noelle/ http://videomusicstars.com/brent-levasseur-another-world-aoleon-the-martian-girl-featuring-elan-noelle/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:12:25 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9471 aoleon-680

Author Brent LeVasseur and Singer-songwriter Élan Noelle, Collaborate on Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl)

Brent LeVasseur is the author and creator of Aoleon The Martian Girl, a middle-grade- young adult Science Fiction and Fantasy book soon to be released on Amazon.com.  The theme around the storyline of the book is centered on a Cosmic adventure story involving the characters, Gilbert and Aoléon as they embark on an adventure to the planet Mars and beyond. On Mars they uncover a sinister plot by the Luminon (the supreme leader of Mars) to invade Earth and steal its milk cows. Only Gilbert and Aoléon can save both of their worlds from impending doom.

Brent was interested in creating a theme song for his Aoleon The Martian Girl book project, which encapsulated the essence of the characters and the storyline. Not having ever written any pop or dance songs previously, Brent thought it would be fun to try and create one.

aoleon-elan-noelleIn his endeavors he sought out the very talented Élan Noelle and asked her if she would work with him to create an appropriate song for the theme. A  San Francisco CA native, Élan Noelle moved to Washington, D.C where she cultivated her musical talents.  At the tender age of five, Élan Noelle already knew that she wanted to perform. An exceptional singer, songwriter and producer, Élan has created a sound that is all her own. Some of her major musical influences come from an eclectic list of artists such as, Earth Wind and Fire, Pat Metheny, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Kaskade and Teena Marie.

After agreeing to Brent LeVasseur’s collaboration proposal, Élan Noelle proceeded in helping towards the creation of the song, which is aptly entitled Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl) [feat. Élan Noelle].

The song combines the best of the classic 80's synthesizer music with a timeless, emotional and modern score. It has an infectious, uplifting beat and lyrics you just can't help singing along to. The emotion of the track is very clear and very powerful. I found myself grinning for no real reason after listening to it. The music made me feel that good!

For those who love melodious yet mysterious and fantastical musical imagery, you can imagine flying through the clouds on hearing this, but at the same time the upbeat rhythm is pretty adaptable for dance floor too!

aoleon-300The overall sound has a ‘nostalgia factor’ as part of its appeal, but it also is full of real singing emotion provided by Élan Noelle, whose voice is very reminiscent of Irene Cara, the absolute film-music songstress of the eighties, performer of the hit theme songs “Fame” and “Flashdance”.

Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl) [feat. Élan Noelle] is as magical, and often times inspirationally uplifting, as well as touchingly beautiful as were those exceptionally successful songs during the 80’s.

If you ever believed that the world and beyond, was a truly magical place, this is the song for you because it will remind you of how you felt during your young adult life, and maybe make you believe once again.

However, if you’re in your young adult years right now, then you need no reminding about the wonders of a Cosmic adventure like that of Aoleon The Martian Girl, by Brent LeVasseur or its fantastical theme song, Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl) [feat. Élan Noelle]!

Absolutely wonderful to listen to...or even to dance to!

Grab the SINGLE here on iTunes or Amazon

Get the BOOK here on iTunes App StoreAmazonGoogle Play

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OFFICIAL LINKS:

Élan Noelle http://www.elannoelle.com https://twitter.com/elannoelle https://www.facebook.com/ElanNoelle

Aoleon The Martian Girl http://brentlevasseur.com http://aoleonthemartiangirl.com https://twitter.com/aoleontmg https://www.facebook.com/aoleonthemartiangirl

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Author Brent LeVasseur and Singer-songwriter Élan Noelle, Collaborate on Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl)

Brent LeVasseur is the author and creator of Aoleon The Martian Girl, a middle-grade- young adult Science Fiction and Fantasy book soon to be released on Amazon.com.  The theme around the storyline of the book is centered on a Cosmic adventure story involving the characters, Gilbert and Aoléon as they embark on an adventure to the planet Mars and beyond. On Mars they uncover a sinister plot by the Luminon (the supreme leader of Mars) to invade Earth and steal its milk cows. Only Gilbert and Aoléon can save both of their worlds from impending doom.

Brent was interested in creating a theme song for his Aoleon The Martian Girl book project, which encapsulated the essence of the characters and the storyline. Not having ever written any pop or dance songs previously, Brent thought it would be fun to try and create one.

aoleon-elan-noelleIn his endeavors he sought out the very talented Élan Noelle and asked her if she would work with him to create an appropriate song for the theme. A  San Francisco CA native, Élan Noelle moved to Washington, D.C where she cultivated her musical talents.  At the tender age of five, Élan Noelle already knew that she wanted to perform. An exceptional singer, songwriter and producer, Élan has created a sound that is all her own. Some of her major musical influences come from an eclectic list of artists such as, Earth Wind and Fire, Pat Metheny, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Kaskade and Teena Marie.

After agreeing to Brent LeVasseur’s collaboration proposal, Élan Noelle proceeded in helping towards the creation of the song, which is aptly entitled Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl) [feat. Élan Noelle].

The song combines the best of the classic 80's synthesizer music with a timeless, emotional and modern score. It has an infectious, uplifting beat and lyrics you just can't help singing along to. The emotion of the track is very clear and very powerful. I found myself grinning for no real reason after listening to it. The music made me feel that good!

For those who love melodious yet mysterious and fantastical musical imagery, you can imagine flying through the clouds on hearing this, but at the same time the upbeat rhythm is pretty adaptable for dance floor too!

aoleon-300The overall sound has a ‘nostalgia factor’ as part of its appeal, but it also is full of real singing emotion provided by Élan Noelle, whose voice is very reminiscent of Irene Cara, the absolute film-music songstress of the eighties, performer of the hit theme songs “Fame” and “Flashdance”.

Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl) [feat. Élan Noelle] is as magical, and often times inspirationally uplifting, as well as touchingly beautiful as were those exceptionally successful songs during the 80’s.

If you ever believed that the world and beyond, was a truly magical place, this is the song for you because it will remind you of how you felt during your young adult life, and maybe make you believe once again.

However, if you’re in your young adult years right now, then you need no reminding about the wonders of a Cosmic adventure like that of Aoleon The Martian Girl, by Brent LeVasseur or its fantastical theme song, Another World (Aoleon the Martian Girl) [feat. Élan Noelle]!

Absolutely wonderful to listen to...or even to dance to!

Grab the SINGLE here on iTunes or Amazon

Get the BOOK here on iTunes App StoreAmazonGoogle Play

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OFFICIAL LINKS:

Élan Noelle http://www.elannoelle.com https://twitter.com/elannoelle https://www.facebook.com/ElanNoelle

Aoleon The Martian Girl http://brentlevasseur.com http://aoleonthemartiangirl.com https://twitter.com/aoleontmg https://www.facebook.com/aoleonthemartiangirl

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Indie Anthems Mixtape Curates List of Artists That Deserve Deals After CMJ Music Marathon http://videomusicstars.com/indie-anthems-mixtape-curates-list-of-artists-that-deserve-deals-after-cmj-music-marathon/ http://videomusicstars.com/indie-anthems-mixtape-curates-list-of-artists-that-deserve-deals-after-cmj-music-marathon/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:30:52 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9468 indie-anthems-9-680

Released at CMJ Music Marathon in New York City this week Indie Anthems Vol. 9  delivers taste-makers  a curated hit list  of artists worthy of  deals at CMJ

When music fans and industry taste-makers look for new artists to add to their rosters and playlists, they often turn to industry-curated indie compilations to find up-and-coming artists recognized by the media, record labels and PR companies. At CMJ Music Marathon in New York City this week, WiFi PR Group released its digital mixtape, Indie Anthems Vol. 9, the latest installment in their respected indie series.

CMJ Music Marathon, held this year in venues throughout New York City from October 21-25, is a 4-day and night festival that draws over 125,000 attendees from around the world. This year, CMJ boasts over 1300 artists playing over the 4 day period, at over 80 venues throughout New York City and its burroughs. This years usual music lineup at CMJ , though comprised of both emerging artists and major-label headliners, is as varied and as seemingly well-received as ever. Headliners include Cold War Kids, The Kills, SlowDive, and Saint Pepsi-who also happens to have an exclusive track featured on Volume 9 of Indie Anthems. WiFi PR was there to pass out copies of Indie Anthems Vol. 9 to industry experts and fans interested in this lineup.

While many of the 3,500 download cards of Indie Anthems Vol. 9 that WiFi PR will hand out at CMJ Music Marathon will be to festival attendees, most copies will fall into the hands of the industry tastemakers who either have the power to license the music that Indie Anthems curates or to deem it buzz worthy and legitimize it to a massive herd of digital music consumers i.e. fans.

While most mixtapes, particularly for independent artists, are created for music fans alone, WiFi PR curated the Indie Anthems series to suit the attention and agendas of those who are on the pulse of what’s next in the world of music. These are the people who shape the landscape of popular culture today and predict the trends that are coming next.

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Between YouTube, music streaming services, blogs and other online music and media outlets, the amount of music available overwhelms music lovers and experts, and it can be difficult to wade through it all to find what moves and intrigues them most. Indie Anthems Vol. 9 introduces a variety of artists  including Saint Pepsi, an emerging artist in the newly coined “vaporware” genre, who has become the darling of the underground press while making a name for himself amongst industry vets. In addition to being one of the most buzzed about headlining CMJ, he also has the lead off on Indie Anthems. Saint Pepsi contributed an exclusive track, “Tonight” from his Illuminated Paths cassette only release. From the first moment you hit play, Indie Anthems Vol. 9 represents an array of genres. Savant (“Rise Up”), an EDM artist reminiscent of a cross between Aphex Twin and a modern Pop-Art version of Mozart to South Korean electronica artist, HEO (“Luna”), who is often compared to a male version of SIA, for example, take starkly different perspectives of electronica music. Fast forward a few tracks and your headphones are armed with Swiss folk-pop princess, Ursina-who excels at pulling you in with her  pop sensibilities on (“Fit In ”). This is in direct contrast to fellow singer-songwriter Marty O’Reilly (“Cold Canary Gaslight”) with his haunting “Tom Wait-esqe” soulful howls, mournful guitar, and backing band who’s looks and chops are reminiscent of  something off of the ‘O Brother Where Art Though’ soundtrack.

As for rock artists, there are plenty of varieties of such including Israeli surf pop band, RPS Surfers (“IGaza”) who offer a psychedelic surf rock bent reminiscent of a spy movie where Dick Dale meets James Bond. Parole Perse (“Labyrinth”) follows the progressive hard rock route while moving the listener with lyrics that demonstrate tortured and hell-bent emotions. Royal Red Brigade (“20/20”) also maintain a fierce presence in the rock bands line up with its brand of punk rock rally music. Fans of The Beatles, Damian Marley and Portishead will be adding tracks from The Sun And The Moon (“Geneva”), while Kai Killion’s (“Drip”) could easily be the next most added  track on AAA radio.  (“Ghost”) by Chicago singer-songwriter is another strong track for AAA radio. (“Feel Alright”) by Section Z artist, SirensCeol is already a club anthem in growing communities. All of the artists on Indie Anthems exemplify the breadth of scope for independently produced music today—ranging from electronica to rock to punk to pop—much of which can be heard on this album.

Indie Anthems Vol. 9 is now available for download on its Bandcamp page  for a limited time.

About Indie Anthems Vol. 9 Savant- Rise Up Saint Pepsi- Tonite Heo- Luna SirensCeol - Feel Alright (Original Mix feat. Jeff Sontag) Trinity Ward - Mayak SilvaSound - Move Out Kai Killion- Drip Marty O-Reilly - Cold Canary Gaslight Ursina - Fit In The Sun And The Moon - Geneva Kevin Carling- Ghost Royal Red Brigade- 20/20 RPS Surfers- Gaza Parole Perse - Labyrinith Nyentek - I Can Make Long Lists The Mica Project - Rats With Wings Indie Anthems Vol. 9 Bandcamp: https://indieanthems.bandcamp.com/album/indie-anthems-vol-9 Indie Anthems Bandcamp: indieanthems.bandcamp.com indie-anthems-9-600 About WiFi PR Groupwww.wifiprgroup.com - wifiprgroup@gmail.com

WiFi PR Group, www.wifiprgroup.com, based in Los Angeles, CA, is an innovative marketing force in the interconnecting worlds of Philanthropy, Business and Entertainment. Specializing in digital publicity and branding, WiFi PR works closely with its clients to create business to business and business to consumer campaigns.

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Released at CMJ Music Marathon in New York City this week Indie Anthems Vol. 9  delivers taste-makers  a curated hit list  of artists worthy of  deals at CMJ

When music fans and industry taste-makers look for new artists to add to their rosters and playlists, they often turn to industry-curated indie compilations to find up-and-coming artists recognized by the media, record labels and PR companies. At CMJ Music Marathon in New York City this week, WiFi PR Group released its digital mixtape, Indie Anthems Vol. 9, the latest installment in their respected indie series.

CMJ Music Marathon, held this year in venues throughout New York City from October 21-25, is a 4-day and night festival that draws over 125,000 attendees from around the world. This year, CMJ boasts over 1300 artists playing over the 4 day period, at over 80 venues throughout New York City and its burroughs. This years usual music lineup at CMJ , though comprised of both emerging artists and major-label headliners, is as varied and as seemingly well-received as ever. Headliners include Cold War Kids, The Kills, SlowDive, and Saint Pepsi-who also happens to have an exclusive track featured on Volume 9 of Indie Anthems. WiFi PR was there to pass out copies of Indie Anthems Vol. 9 to industry experts and fans interested in this lineup.

While many of the 3,500 download cards of Indie Anthems Vol. 9 that WiFi PR will hand out at CMJ Music Marathon will be to festival attendees, most copies will fall into the hands of the industry tastemakers who either have the power to license the music that Indie Anthems curates or to deem it buzz worthy and legitimize it to a massive herd of digital music consumers i.e. fans.

While most mixtapes, particularly for independent artists, are created for music fans alone, WiFi PR curated the Indie Anthems series to suit the attention and agendas of those who are on the pulse of what’s next in the world of music. These are the people who shape the landscape of popular culture today and predict the trends that are coming next.

indie-anthems-9-600

Between YouTube, music streaming services, blogs and other online music and media outlets, the amount of music available overwhelms music lovers and experts, and it can be difficult to wade through it all to find what moves and intrigues them most. Indie Anthems Vol. 9 introduces a variety of artists  including Saint Pepsi, an emerging artist in the newly coined “vaporware” genre, who has become the darling of the underground press while making a name for himself amongst industry vets. In addition to being one of the most buzzed about headlining CMJ, he also has the lead off on Indie Anthems. Saint Pepsi contributed an exclusive track, “Tonight” from his Illuminated Paths cassette only release. From the first moment you hit play, Indie Anthems Vol. 9 represents an array of genres. Savant (“Rise Up”), an EDM artist reminiscent of a cross between Aphex Twin and a modern Pop-Art version of Mozart to South Korean electronica artist, HEO (“Luna”), who is often compared to a male version of SIA, for example, take starkly different perspectives of electronica music. Fast forward a few tracks and your headphones are armed with Swiss folk-pop princess, Ursina-who excels at pulling you in with her  pop sensibilities on (“Fit In ”). This is in direct contrast to fellow singer-songwriter Marty O’Reilly (“Cold Canary Gaslight”) with his haunting “Tom Wait-esqe” soulful howls, mournful guitar, and backing band who’s looks and chops are reminiscent of  something off of the ‘O Brother Where Art Though’ soundtrack.

As for rock artists, there are plenty of varieties of such including Israeli surf pop band, RPS Surfers (“IGaza”) who offer a psychedelic surf rock bent reminiscent of a spy movie where Dick Dale meets James Bond. Parole Perse (“Labyrinth”) follows the progressive hard rock route while moving the listener with lyrics that demonstrate tortured and hell-bent emotions. Royal Red Brigade (“20/20”) also maintain a fierce presence in the rock bands line up with its brand of punk rock rally music. Fans of The Beatles, Damian Marley and Portishead will be adding tracks from The Sun And The Moon (“Geneva”), while Kai Killion’s (“Drip”) could easily be the next most added  track on AAA radio.  (“Ghost”) by Chicago singer-songwriter is another strong track for AAA radio. (“Feel Alright”) by Section Z artist, SirensCeol is already a club anthem in growing communities. All of the artists on Indie Anthems exemplify the breadth of scope for independently produced music today—ranging from electronica to rock to punk to pop—much of which can be heard on this album.

Indie Anthems Vol. 9 is now available for download on its Bandcamp page  for a limited time.

About Indie Anthems Vol. 9 Savant- Rise Up Saint Pepsi- Tonite Heo- Luna SirensCeol - Feel Alright (Original Mix feat. Jeff Sontag) Trinity Ward - Mayak SilvaSound - Move Out Kai Killion- Drip Marty O-Reilly - Cold Canary Gaslight Ursina - Fit In The Sun And The Moon - Geneva Kevin Carling- Ghost Royal Red Brigade- 20/20 RPS Surfers- Gaza Parole Perse - Labyrinith Nyentek - I Can Make Long Lists The Mica Project - Rats With Wings Indie Anthems Vol. 9 Bandcamp: https://indieanthems.bandcamp.com/album/indie-anthems-vol-9 Indie Anthems Bandcamp: indieanthems.bandcamp.com indie-anthems-9-600 About WiFi PR Groupwww.wifiprgroup.com - wifiprgroup@gmail.com

WiFi PR Group, www.wifiprgroup.com, based in Los Angeles, CA, is an innovative marketing force in the interconnecting worlds of Philanthropy, Business and Entertainment. Specializing in digital publicity and branding, WiFi PR works closely with its clients to create business to business and business to consumer campaigns.

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Sarantos: “Believe” -Making an effort to keep believing is important in any relationship http://videomusicstars.com/sarantos-believe-making-an-effort-to-keep-believing-is-important-in-any-relationship/ http://videomusicstars.com/sarantos-believe-making-an-effort-to-keep-believing-is-important-in-any-relationship/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:18:40 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9465 sarantos-believe3-680

Sarantos has done it again…as he always does on each and every release. 33% of any music-related sales profits from his latest single, “Believe” are going straight to charity. In this particular case the choice has fallen on the Hellenic Academy.

Sarantos, who was nominated for 2 awards for the 2014 International Music & Entertainment Awards in the categories "Rock Song of the Year" and "Pop Album of the Year", had this to say, of his new single and video release – “Believe”.

“This is an intense soft rock song about a man who believes in his significant other, so very much. No matter what is in the past, he refuses to give up on her. In spite of all the darkest hours, a simple smile sets him free and he continues to believe and only asks for the same in return.”

Sarantos comes up with a winner here. “Believe” had me hooked from the start. It is smoky. It is emotional. It dares you to understand and look full in the face the love between adults. There is no teenage love angst here. This is a song that you and your wife can listen to.

There are years of a relationship in between the lyrical lines. It's honest. At times in every relationship one partner wants more than the other. Sometimes one partner has to work a lot harder to get the attention of the other. Making an effort to keep believing is important in any relationship. Even when the other has drifted into darker areas of his or her life, making you fade a little into the background.

Sarantos perfectly captures that, having a real understanding of desire and faith over both long term and immediate short term.  Open a bottle of wine, get a fire going, turn the lights down low or sit under the stars, get your significant other, cue this music and get lucky!

“Believe” is deep and has powerful lyrics and layered vocals to back up a majestic musical arrangement, which harkens back to the early Pink Floyd sound.  It is by far one of Sarantos' best works.

The songwriting reveals a new level of sensitivity and depth of feeling, delivered beautifully and straight from the heart; a perfect combination for a love song!

OFFICIAL LINKS: sarantos-400Sarantos Website Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube iTunes Vimeo Reverbnation Soundcloud]]>
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Sarantos has done it again…as he always does on each and every release. 33% of any music-related sales profits from his latest single, “Believe” are going straight to charity. In this particular case the choice has fallen on the Hellenic Academy.

Sarantos, who was nominated for 2 awards for the 2014 International Music & Entertainment Awards in the categories "Rock Song of the Year" and "Pop Album of the Year", had this to say, of his new single and video release – “Believe”.

“This is an intense soft rock song about a man who believes in his significant other, so very much. No matter what is in the past, he refuses to give up on her. In spite of all the darkest hours, a simple smile sets him free and he continues to believe and only asks for the same in return.”

Sarantos comes up with a winner here. “Believe” had me hooked from the start. It is smoky. It is emotional. It dares you to understand and look full in the face the love between adults. There is no teenage love angst here. This is a song that you and your wife can listen to.

There are years of a relationship in between the lyrical lines. It's honest. At times in every relationship one partner wants more than the other. Sometimes one partner has to work a lot harder to get the attention of the other. Making an effort to keep believing is important in any relationship. Even when the other has drifted into darker areas of his or her life, making you fade a little into the background.

Sarantos perfectly captures that, having a real understanding of desire and faith over both long term and immediate short term.  Open a bottle of wine, get a fire going, turn the lights down low or sit under the stars, get your significant other, cue this music and get lucky!

“Believe” is deep and has powerful lyrics and layered vocals to back up a majestic musical arrangement, which harkens back to the early Pink Floyd sound.  It is by far one of Sarantos' best works.

The songwriting reveals a new level of sensitivity and depth of feeling, delivered beautifully and straight from the heart; a perfect combination for a love song!

OFFICIAL LINKS: sarantos-400Sarantos Website Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube iTunes Vimeo Reverbnation Soundcloud]]>
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Platinum singer Gregory Abbott emerges with “Every Little Step” http://videomusicstars.com/platinum-singer-gregory-abbott-emerges-with-every-little-step/ http://videomusicstars.com/platinum-singer-gregory-abbott-emerges-with-every-little-step/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:57:37 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9462 gregory-abbott-680

Platinum artist Gregory Abbott is known for his classic mega hit "Shake You Down" which blazed music charts around the globe. For those not familiar with Abbott, his is a unique timeless blend of Pop/R&B with a splash of Caribbean. Indeed along with the loyal following of folks who love his brand of R&B; Abbott's Spanish/Caribbean heritage draws a fresh new mix of fans in this multi-cultural age. He has always been a favorite for romance and "quiet storm" moments and his new single "Every Little Step" written and produced by Abbott does not disappoint.

A few years ago Abbott made the decision to release new music via digital singles in order to satisfy his numerous fans who are always writing in saying they miss his presence. He releases on his Mojo Man Entertainment label.

"Every Little Step" is a romantic and soulful song that expresses the sentiment that lasting love grows by steps…. little steps… which bring you closer and closer. A nice metaphor for love and life in general.

Pick it up. Definitely worth the buck.

Gregory Abbott's official website is gregoryabbott.com

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Platinum artist Gregory Abbott is known for his classic mega hit "Shake You Down" which blazed music charts around the globe. For those not familiar with Abbott, his is a unique timeless blend of Pop/R&B with a splash of Caribbean. Indeed along with the loyal following of folks who love his brand of R&B; Abbott's Spanish/Caribbean heritage draws a fresh new mix of fans in this multi-cultural age. He has always been a favorite for romance and "quiet storm" moments and his new single "Every Little Step" written and produced by Abbott does not disappoint.

A few years ago Abbott made the decision to release new music via digital singles in order to satisfy his numerous fans who are always writing in saying they miss his presence. He releases on his Mojo Man Entertainment label.

"Every Little Step" is a romantic and soulful song that expresses the sentiment that lasting love grows by steps…. little steps… which bring you closer and closer. A nice metaphor for love and life in general.

Pick it up. Definitely worth the buck.

Gregory Abbott's official website is gregoryabbott.com

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Country Traditionalist JAMES CAROTHERS’ Latest CD, HONKY TONK LAND, Available Now http://videomusicstars.com/country-traditionalist-james-carothers-latest-cd-honky-tonk-land-available-now/ http://videomusicstars.com/country-traditionalist-james-carothers-latest-cd-honky-tonk-land-available-now/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:24:58 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9458 james-carothers-680

New Single,  "I Must Be Alive," Lands At Radio Today "This boy is a stone-country singer." - Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow "He has a baritone to die for, and a voice perfectly suited to singing Country." - Duncan Warwick, Country Music People

Nashville, TN -- With a gutbucket baritone that brings to mind Waylon Jennings and Jamey Johnson, James Carothers delivers stirring and hard-hitting songs of real life on his latest release, HONKY TONK LAND (Renegade Mountain Records).  A tour-de-force of traditionalism, the eight-track offering features seven Carothers' originals, and takes the listener back to a time when songs of life's triumphs and struggles filled the Country airwaves. The disc, produced by Carothers, is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, Amazon UK and GooglePlay.

The newcomer's latest single, "I Must Be Alive," lands at Country radio today via PlayMPE and programmers can also find it at AirPlay Direct.  With honest simplicity, the vocals evoke the emotional gravitas of Haggard, and Carothers' words carve deep into the soul:

In the bitter cold of winter

The air burns my lungs outside

In the dead heat of summer

The sun brings the sweat and strife

It don't take a minute

To know that I'm alive

"I Must Be Alive" is just one of the compelling tracks on HONKY TONK LAND.  Standouts include the opener, "New Country Singers," a soft smack-down on the "lightweight Pop/Country tailgater" type of vocalist so predominant on today's airwaves.  James sums up his feelings for their "Bro-country utopia" succinctly, singing "They don't drink near as much as me."

His smoky morning-after vocals make "Mississippi Clay" as mysterious and riveting as Bobbie Gentry did in '67 with "Ode To Billie Joe."  The title track revs things up with a tale of bad women and late nights on the road, and the teasing fiddle and hot guitar make the cut a chase for that neon rainbow.  "Trouble In Paradise," written by James' father, is a Country man's take on a dying marriage and the timeless battle between good and evil.  

ABOUT JAMES CAROTHERS

A native of McNairy County, Tennessee, home of Walking Tall icon Sheriff Buford Pusser, James spent his boyhood leading the a cappella choir at the local Church of Christ before the family moved out west. This laid-back entertainer now lives with his young family in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  A favorite in the honky tonks and casinos of the Southwest and throughout the Midwest for the last several years, James is now considered a star in the making by some of the music industry's top media pundits.  Carothers comes by his Country style honestly, counting Waylon, Willie, Merle and Johnny Cash as major overall influences, while naming Keith Whitley and George Jones as inspirations for his distinctive phrasing and singing.  As a writer, he admires the talents of Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams.  A talented lead guitar player ala Vince Gill, James is an engaging entertainer who leaves his audiences clamoring for more after every show.

Stay social with James: http://jamescarothers.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JamesCarothersOfficial https://twitter.com/James_Carothers http://instagram.com/jamescarothersofficial]]>
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New Single,  "I Must Be Alive," Lands At Radio Today "This boy is a stone-country singer." - Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow "He has a baritone to die for, and a voice perfectly suited to singing Country." - Duncan Warwick, Country Music People

Nashville, TN -- With a gutbucket baritone that brings to mind Waylon Jennings and Jamey Johnson, James Carothers delivers stirring and hard-hitting songs of real life on his latest release, HONKY TONK LAND (Renegade Mountain Records).  A tour-de-force of traditionalism, the eight-track offering features seven Carothers' originals, and takes the listener back to a time when songs of life's triumphs and struggles filled the Country airwaves. The disc, produced by Carothers, is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, Amazon UK and GooglePlay.

The newcomer's latest single, "I Must Be Alive," lands at Country radio today via PlayMPE and programmers can also find it at AirPlay Direct.  With honest simplicity, the vocals evoke the emotional gravitas of Haggard, and Carothers' words carve deep into the soul:

In the bitter cold of winter

The air burns my lungs outside

In the dead heat of summer

The sun brings the sweat and strife

It don't take a minute

To know that I'm alive

"I Must Be Alive" is just one of the compelling tracks on HONKY TONK LAND.  Standouts include the opener, "New Country Singers," a soft smack-down on the "lightweight Pop/Country tailgater" type of vocalist so predominant on today's airwaves.  James sums up his feelings for their "Bro-country utopia" succinctly, singing "They don't drink near as much as me."

His smoky morning-after vocals make "Mississippi Clay" as mysterious and riveting as Bobbie Gentry did in '67 with "Ode To Billie Joe."  The title track revs things up with a tale of bad women and late nights on the road, and the teasing fiddle and hot guitar make the cut a chase for that neon rainbow.  "Trouble In Paradise," written by James' father, is a Country man's take on a dying marriage and the timeless battle between good and evil.  

ABOUT JAMES CAROTHERS

A native of McNairy County, Tennessee, home of Walking Tall icon Sheriff Buford Pusser, James spent his boyhood leading the a cappella choir at the local Church of Christ before the family moved out west. This laid-back entertainer now lives with his young family in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  A favorite in the honky tonks and casinos of the Southwest and throughout the Midwest for the last several years, James is now considered a star in the making by some of the music industry's top media pundits.  Carothers comes by his Country style honestly, counting Waylon, Willie, Merle and Johnny Cash as major overall influences, while naming Keith Whitley and George Jones as inspirations for his distinctive phrasing and singing.  As a writer, he admires the talents of Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams.  A talented lead guitar player ala Vince Gill, James is an engaging entertainer who leaves his audiences clamoring for more after every show.

Stay social with James: http://jamescarothers.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JamesCarothersOfficial https://twitter.com/James_Carothers http://instagram.com/jamescarothersofficial]]>
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“Lève les mains en haut”: New Single by Dulzura aka DJ Fernando Halman http://videomusicstars.com/leve-les-mains-en-haut-new-single-by-dulzura-aka-dj-fernando-halman/ http://videomusicstars.com/leve-les-mains-en-haut-new-single-by-dulzura-aka-dj-fernando-halman/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:53:49 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=9454 fernando-hallman-680

Fernando Halman is a Dutch/Aruban Radio DJ and Music producer. He works for FunX Radio, the number one Urban Radio station in the Netherlands (based in Amsterdam).He is responsible for playing the hottest French Hiphop and R&B tunes in the country. He was the first DJ who played music from Booba, Sexion D'Assaut , La Fouine, Diam’s and many more on Dutch radio.

As a radio DJ he has interviewed many superstars such as 50 Cent , Gloria Estefan , Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx and many more. Fernando produces music under the name Dulzura. His style is a mix between The Neptunes, Timbaland and South American music. His passion for French music goes deep even though he doesn’t speak fluid French he started a course learning the language which inspires him to be musically creative. His new single Lève les mains en haut features French , Spanish, Turkish and Albanian rap. Fernando believes hiphop is a universal language and loves to blend different languages on his productions.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Artist Website

Soundcloud

Facebook

Twitter

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Fernando Halman is a Dutch/Aruban Radio DJ and Music producer. He works for FunX Radio, the number one Urban Radio station in the Netherlands (based in Amsterdam).He is responsible for playing the hottest French Hiphop and R&B tunes in the country. He was the first DJ who played music from Booba, Sexion D'Assaut , La Fouine, Diam’s and many more on Dutch radio.

As a radio DJ he has interviewed many superstars such as 50 Cent , Gloria Estefan , Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx and many more. Fernando produces music under the name Dulzura. His style is a mix between The Neptunes, Timbaland and South American music. His passion for French music goes deep even though he doesn’t speak fluid French he started a course learning the language which inspires him to be musically creative. His new single Lève les mains en haut features French , Spanish, Turkish and Albanian rap. Fernando believes hiphop is a universal language and loves to blend different languages on his productions.

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