Grayson Word Releases his Debut EP “Different Kind of Free”

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Ann Paul: “STAY” – elegant pop structures with choruses that will remain stuck in your head

It’s not easy to find really excellent singer-songwriters anymore, but in Ann Paul the talent has been found as she’s an amazing artist. Her arrangements are kept fairly simple and the words flow smoothly. Sometimes she’ll remind you of a straight acoustic folk singer voice… and then at other times there’s a shot of rhythm mixed into the arrangements which just lures the listener into her mellow groove. Ann is an artist from New York who currently resides on the North Fork of Long Island. She was drawn to music at an early age and taught herself the basics before

The Silver Bayonets: “BRAVEFACE” – fantastic Adrenalin pacing of the album

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Music Legend Plunky Releases – “Only You” 4-Song Smooth Groove/Afro-Mellow EP

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Meelow’s voice is perfect for what she’s trying to achieve sonically

Teen songwriter, actress and musician, Lily Garret, better known by her stage name Meelow, draws inspiration from a wide range of artists, such as Queen and Heart, as well as Christina Aguilera, Halsey, and Adele. She’s performed at several festivals and charity events including The Chisholm Trail Art Walk, and the United Way Follies where she was chosen as fan favorite, and she also performed the National Anthem at the PRCA Rodeo in Duncan, Oklahoma. Something she will be repeating for the OKC Dodgers soon. Meelow has been doing covers and releasing original music via Soundcloud, Reverbnation and YouTube for some

Billy Swayze will blow you away

Passion for music and entertainment runs deep in Billy’s veins. The legacy of music and entertainment runs deep in Billy Swayze’s family. His cousin Roderick Falconer/Rod Taylor was a prolific rock singer/songwriter on Geffen Records who produced seven albums before launching his film career. Billy’s father was the pro wrestler Beautiful Bruce Swayze, his distant cousin actor Patrick Swayze, and his mother lyricist Bonnie Swayze. Intent on carrying on the family tradition, Nashville’s songwriter and performing artist Billy Swayze, is crafting and releasing his own blend soul, electro and rock with elements of ambient, trip-hop and psychedelia. If rock and


Although it may still be winter, there’s still plenty of warmth to be found in the music of ESP EVOLUTION. The duo consists of music producer and guitarist Overdose and singer and songwriter The Lady Capri. Together the two “have joined hands to create a whole new different form of the musical genre which promises to break all barriers of how music is composed and what audience is going to experience. The partnership which started in 2010 is going strong and delivering a series of hits. ESP Evolution proclaims to challenge your musical cravings and leverage your taste buds, making

Lyrikha: “Give Me All Your Love” – a synth infested electronic power play !

Lyrikha has been writing since 2008 and her original song catalog contains Pop, R & B and club songs, which she releases through her label Erica Leonard Entertainment. But the lady actually started out singing in her church choir as a young child and has desired performing ever since. In elementary school she was introduced to drama, and has since formally studied acting for television and film. A member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Science, as well as ASCAP, Lyrikha also finds passion in reworking disco classics. Something she has confidently done with the Crown Heights Affair track

Nitish Pires: “Am I Evil” – focusing on the melodic and accessible aspect of his musical work

Nitish Pires began his musical journey in 1999 with the formation of the Rock band Nakshatra, releasing one album – “Gulfam” – entirely penned by Pires, and released on Universal Music. In 2007 he ventured into a solo career writing two albums – “Sarhadein” and “Chauraha” – as well composing music for TV adverts for companies like Vodafone, Nokia and Fila. He also put together an entire movie score for the feature file Soch Lo. Though having his hometown in Goa, Pires has travelled extensively promoting his work. After a 4 year world backpacking adventure that started in 2014, he

Nicky Ash: “Beautiful” – a masterful job of balancing the modern and the classic in her sound

South African born singer-songwriter and recording artist, Nicky Ash, has been performing since she was four years old back in 2001. She has gone on to win awards as well as receive critical acclaim for her works and performances. A qualified make-up artist, currently studying Cosmetology, 20 year old Nicky has linked up with accomplished music producer Dante Lattanzi of Caelum Music Production who is managing her as well as producing her upcoming EP, to be released in the first quarter of 2018. They have now dropped the single “Beautiful”, written by Nicky for her mother – “A strong, independent

Très Hanley-Millman: “FADE TO BLACK” from the album SHADES OF DARKNESS to be released in 2018

Très Hanley-Millman is a multi-tasking talent – an actress and a singer, she has performed in films with Robert Downey Jr., Dame Judy Dench, Ian McKellen and Javier Bardem.  A teenage protégé of Leonard Bernstein, Très, also studied at the Julliard School of Music, and has performed in numerous musicals from London to New York, enjoying residence on both sides of the ocean. This of course, is besides all the TV commercials and voice-over work she does. Très Hanley has released 3 music albums thus far and is releasing her fourth, “Shades of Darkness”, in 2018which promises to be her most introspective, reflective, and interpretive project to date. From that album comes the lead single “Fade to Black” released the 30th of August.We recently caught up with Très to find out more about this highly anticipated release.

Hi Tres, it’s good to speak with you again! When I last spoke to you in 2015 for the release of “Siren’s Odyssey”, we briefly discussed this upcoming album “Shades of Darkness”. You mentioned that the song “Fade to Black” was about your friend, the late Spanish composer and musician Bernardo Bonezzi.


Well, he was probably best known as a film composer. Anyone who is a movie buff or fan of foreign films will know the Spanish director Pedro Almadovar. Bernardo composed the score for many of Pedro’s films. Bernardo was probably best known for composing the score of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios) in 1988 and “Nobody Will Speak of Us When We’re Dead (Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto) in 1995 which he won a Goya for (Spain’s Oscar). Though he got his start in the industry as a singer, songwriter, as a teen. Performing as the front man for group the ZOMBIES.

They had a great deal of success in Spain and in some parts of Europe in the 80’s. He seemed to fashion himself over time as a performer on David Bowie. He worshipped David Bowie. He really missed performing and he was getting back to that part of his life after such a long break from it.


Yes, it made me think about the dark places people go – which was the inspiration behind the album concept. “Fade to Black” was the 1st song we wrote for it. I wanted to write something for him as a tribute but also as therapy for myself. I carried lots of guilt after his passing.


Bernardo and I spoke, texted, messaged fairly often. So I didn’t think much of putting him off when he contacted me 2 days before he died – I was in the middle of some personal stuff, and told him I’d get back to him over the weekend.

Now I know, never put someone or something off. You never know what tomorrow brings.

I knew his “Essence of Science” tour wasn’t going well. That he’d been bummed out. The week before he told me the crowds weren’t great. Also that he fell off the stage and was badly hurt at one of the performances. He was very depressed about it all. But still he would joke and try to laugh through it. So it was hard to read how he was really feeling.

On the surface to most, he was happy, jovial. Always holding court, being the center of attention and funny. Always joking, but to those who were close knew there was another side, he fought with addiction, depression as well as being an insomniac. In fact his last post on his ‘private’ Facebook page was “I’m fading to black”. He was notorious for being a bit dramatic so you didn’t take some of the comments serious but this time, it was. Which is how I chose the title.


We met back in January of 1995. I had a supporting role in a Spain/UK Miramar film “MOUTH TO MOUTH” aka “Boca a Boca” which starred Javier Bardem. My character also performed a song in the film; therefore I had to record for the soundtrack. So I was working closely with him in the studio. The role was that of a Hollywood actress who was ‘not a great singer’. He was always telling me “stop singing it so good, you need to be a bad singer, this is a comedy” We had lots of laughs, we clicked. I visited him in Madrid and he would visit me in London. We got to know each other’s friends-had many great times. But despite all the glory, the awards, he longed to perform in a band again. That is where his heart was, not scoring films. He would always say, he was not longing to go back to those days. But I never believed him. And so there he was, out there touring again, performing and it was not what it was back in those glory days. Personally I believe that was part of what caused his depression.


We plan to release 2 more singles over the next few months then the rest of the album in late 2018. We decided we wanted to add a few more songs so we’re still working on them. My collaborator also had some major life changes, he moved from Miami to Chicago and got married in June so that has pushed back some of our work. We wanted to release FADE TO BLACK to mark the 5th anniversary of Bernardo’s passing. Which is why August 30th was chosen as a release date. I hope everyone will check it out, be curious to learn more about Bernardo and his legacy.


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