Exit 22 Music: “Last Goodbye” – one of the finest musical acts in the pop-rock underground

It seems almost impossible that an artist that has been around this long – 20 years in Chris Calamera’s case, can keep making records that stand up among the best that he has ever done. Let’s be clear: “Last Goodbye” is a great song. It’s poppy, with a big melody and an insistent rock rhythm, and it’s catchy as hell. Sounds like authentic Exit 22 Music to me. This is pure Calamera from his pop-rock songwriting style standpoint, and pure Exit 22 Music, considering the breathtaking vocals and high production-value quotient. The perfect, power-pop formula. Exit 22 Music has been keeping

Lake of the Lion embodies embody emotive sounds and textures

Lake of the Lion is the brand name and moniker for Luxembourg music composer and producer, Daniel Kohnen, who is steadily building up his catalog and increasing his fan-base with regular new releases. In recent years, ambient instrumental and soundtrack scores have been following a certain trend. Composers seem to have this motif of creating overblown pieces with harsh lead instruments blasting out from the blue and background strings creating suspense with their melodies. Sure it was fun for a while, but within that little span of time listeners were just begging for it to stop because composers had this

Natalie Jean and Levi Moore: “The Letting Go” speaks the language of the ordinary person

A good duet, in our modern age, is a rare thing. There are plenty of features, guest verses and co-writes, and the cameo drop-in is a dime a dozen. The number of genuine duets, where vocalists share verses and tell a story together in the space of a song, is very small. If your optimism fails you, as you wonder whether there are enough great acts to keep hit radio stocked with worthy pop music duets, it’s reassuring to find that Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have a first-rate single to carry us through the next few months, all by itself. The

MAKI: ‘Waking Up With The World On Fire’ – truly majestic — grandiose, slowly unfolding, and extremely cinematic

The world is a fragmented place, with fear and hate giving rise to isolationist movements around the globe and huge portions of the population turning inward rather than outward towards each other. As such waves of bigotry spread like wildfire, the music scene becomes extremely important, not just because it means more great music, but because it connects us all together on a wavelength that hits the human heart, soul and mind even harder, faster and deeper than anger can. A creative constant in the field of communicative contemporary Instrumental music, is MAKI who focuses his ample talents on a

3 Phase – ready for genre domination!

The names Chirag Shah, Prasham Deliwala and Melvin Saldana may in themselves not ring a familiar bell in your ear right now. Probably, neither will the moniker ‘3 Phase’, nor their 6 track self-titled EP. It’s logical, it’s the law of the industry’s hype machine – cast a light on the big label clones, and leave the independent creatives in the shadows. Luckily the internet has a different set of rules.  On hearing the 3 Phase EP, the lofty ambition, the focus and dedication of this creative collective of producers, songwriters and vocal talent, makes sense – its six tracks

Sy: “Get Out Of My Dreams” – grab this R&B and Soul extravaganza

The singer, songwriter and author, Sy, releases a brand new single produced by Rueben Wood. The track “Get Out Of My Dreams” is the first single release written by the artist in 2018, since writing two self-help books, “A Swan Among Ducks” and “Saying Yes to (No): Learning the Power of (No) before the end of 2017. This track soulfully captures the spirit and feel of the emotional journey of grown womanhood. It is juicy, dynamic, soulful, gorgeous, and it is nourishment for the soul…and mind, as it examines the intricacies of a relationship built on want and lust. As

IJK: “Johnny & June” – sounds invigorated!

Alternative rock artist Imad Jack Karam, known by his initials and stage name IJK, is a Dubai-based, Lebanese singer-songwriter, who has released critically acclaimed songs and recorded with internationally known music producers in prestigious London studios. Both his singles “Space Odyssey” and “Dancing Shadows” garnered a positive reception from fans and critics alike. IJK has a style that can move between edgy modern-day alt-rock and sixties rock n’ roll crooning.  He recently published his latest single and supporting, fully animated video, for the song “Johnny & June”. So, how does this new offering cope? Very well, in truth. “Johnny &

TRVP HIPPI3Z: “On Lock” – no lack of muscular skill-flexing!

TRVP HIPPI3Z is a Canadian rap duo who just dropped their latest single entitled, “On Lock”.  Listeners beware. This product has been known to blow up and cause fires in a variety of stereo systems, due to the super-hot fire provided by this crew. TRVP HIPPI3Z is a team-up that has risen as great exemplars of righteous chaos. Their supersonic sound and hard-nosed imagery gives them a mysterious sheen, but the duo have grounded themselves via booming production, and a sonorous verbal presence, coupled with their willingness to fuck you up. Their chest-beating bravado is explosive on “IDGAF (Prod. THZ)”,

Eddy Mann: “Simple Things” will leave you breathless and in a state of euphoria

At first as a musician, I created music, then as an A&R executive I challenged it, now as a music reviewer, I explore it.  Of the three, the latter is the most difficult. Criticizing or appraising somebody else’s creation is no easy task. Enjoying it is one thing, understanding it another, and translating it is even more arduous. The funny thing is, I’ve always hated describing music. It’s such a volatile and subjective art, that nobody should really have the authority or the presumptuous audacity to judge the level of enjoyment or emotion any one piece of music is capable

Kitson Lau: “Be By Your Side” – an expressive paean to love’s transformative powers

Kitson Lau wears many hats – a musician, songwriter, singer and graphic designer, he is also a medical graduate. Initially without any musical background, Kitson became inspired by Norwegian record producer and DJ, Alan Walker. This passion drove him to learn music and song production. And soon, with dedication and focus Kitson Lau hit the top of the China Kanjian ING 10 Charts with his Mandopop albums. Since signing to Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia, Kitson has been encouraged to record English songs, so now he is making his official debut via Sony, with the song “Be By Your Side”, which

Donny Richmond: “Uncle Donny Is Back!” filled with chart-climbing singles

While he’s never really been away from the spotlight, Donny Richmond, or “Uncle Donny” as he’s also affectionately known, really is back, and in a big way, after having devoted much of the last several years to focusing on his family, and raising his 2 (very handsome) sons.

Another #1 Single for Donny Richmond

Another #1 Single for Donny Richmond

Donny’s new album, entitled “Uncle Donny Is Back!” currently has seen 3 singles charting simultaneously in the Top 30 for the international Airplay Express Countdown. “A Satisfied Mind”, Donny’s remake of Porter Wagoner’s #1 Hit, has now become a #1 for Donny.

“The Dream Theme”, written by Donny and David Walker, also looks to be headed for the #1 spot, having risen from #38 to #17 in just 2 weeks. And “The Happiest Guy in The Whole U.S.A.” is currently also still rising. A devoted family man, both of Donny’s sons – Donny Jr (now 18) and Carl (now 14) appeared along with Donny in the 2016 feature Movie, “The Christmas Reunion”, a cute, family friendly Christmas story from Rossetti Productions, about renewing old friendships, and forgiveness.

Donny makes his home in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, known for its’ world famous native, Dolly Parton, and her theme park, Dollywood. In fact, Donny, a multi-award winning recording artist/entertainer, and a member of the International Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame, was chosen to induct Dolly Parton into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame, in a presentation at Dollywood’s Chasing Rainbows Museum, in 2010. This event was featured in a Dolly Parton TV Special, which also included a clip of Dolly with Donny’s youngest son, Carl.

Donny Richmond inducts Dolly Parton into Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Donny Richmond inducts Dolly Parton into Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame

2014 saw Donny Richmond and Donny Richmond Jr’s duet recording of “Pray” reach #1 on the international God’s Country Music Chart. The fact is, even while spending less time touring and more time with family, Donny has charted over 25 singles internationally since 2006, with #1s in more than a dozen countries, on Country, Gospel, Easy Listening, and Pop charts. And his TV Specials have aired on national networks of numerous countries.

Donny’s 2017 movie appearance, starring in “Saving Faith”, with Henry Cho, Jenn Gotzon, and Jim Chandler, provides 2 of the songs included on “Uncle Donny Is Back!” Both “Ridin’ Out The Storm” and “The Smaller The Town” are former #1 Chart Hits on national U.S. charts, and have reached high into international charts. They are now digitally re-mastered. Several national and international TV appearances are slated for “Uncle Donny” in the immediate future. While he will be doing more personal appearances and traveling more, plans include often bringing the family along, now that their upbringing is well established.

The Fam: sons Carl, Donny Jr (top), wife Doris, Donny

The Fam: sons Carl, Donny Jr (top), wife Doris, Donny

Donny feels that his investment of time with his family has truly paid off. Eldest son, Donny Jr, who recently completed his senior year at the private Christian school, The King’s Academy (TKA), in Tennessee, graduated with honors, and was an “all-star” athlete for his high school baseball team. Among his many accomplishments, he was voted “Mr. TKA 2017” by his graduating classmates, and the school staff. His public speaking has seen many of his peers and contemporaries express new commitment to their Christian faith.

Young Carl, just turned 14, has become quite the accomplished actor, having already appeared in 3 feature movies, a holographic production as young David from the Bible for a Pigeon Forge music theater, and several TV shows. Carl played the true to life part of Uncle Donny’s son in the movie, “Saving Faith”, for which Donny was nominated Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film by the International Christian Film Festival (regarded as the Oscars of Christian films). Carl is also interested in ministry oriented activities, and is gaining experience working with younger kids as a counselor and activity director. Yes, Donny Richmond is back! And with many blessings to be thankful for!

 Uncle Donny Is Back!

Uncle Donny Is Back!

iTunes link for “Uncle Donny Is Back”  
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncle-donny-is-back/id1249572832

 

Contact     Doris Jean

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www.donnyrichmond.com

Phone USA (865) 774 3400

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