Sir Ivan – New Release ‘Get Together’ recaptures the iconic sounds & vibe of the 60’s

U.S. recording artist, Sir Ivan touches back down with another signature production. ‘Get Together’ recaptures the iconic sounds & vibe of the 60’s, while delivering his philanthropic message. Coming off the back of an impressive roll of releases from Sir Ivan – from his cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ (2001) spending nine weeks in the Billboard Chart, peaking at No. 31. To his biggest hit to date, ‘Hare Krishna’ (2011) that reached Top 10 on the Dance Chart, where it remained charting for a staggering 13 weeks. With a further two songs hitting Top 10 in Music Week in the

Vermin & the Beachrat New Single is Set to Strengthen the Legacy of Folk

Here to brighten up the day of all the folk lovers is Vermin & the Beachrat with their new single I Know Everything About you—a high-energy, rustic and boisterous folk-country rock number that is equal parts nostalgic, equal parts sweet and a whole lot of the familiar gusto that has become a signature style of the artist. Yet the subject matter of the song reveals a challenge for an old friend or lover, a knowing, tenacious grin that looms over all the extensive guitar riffs, the electric instrumental solos and a refrain that echoes into the airwaves with enough power

Ken Hardeo Releases “I Can Love You Through Anything” For Worthy Causes

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“Missing Person” – The new album by Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Zappa)

The persisting career of musician, singer, and songwriter Warren Bruce Cuccurullo, has reached incredible and indelible highs. He worked with the late, legendary Frank Zappa in the ’70s, founded Missing Persons in the ’80s, and became a long-term member of new wave legends Duran Duran in ’86, notably contributing to the band’s regained worldwide success on the 1993 chart-busting “Wedding Album”. Not one to rest on his laurels, the talented Brooklyn born guitarist however, has always continued his solo and collaborative work, and has just unleashed his 12 track album “Missing Person”. Described as “a deeply personal and conceptual record”,

Zero The Kidd: “Waves” – a willingness to carve out his own lane

Zero The Kidd is an upcoming artist in Boynton Beach Florida, racking up a total of 10 million plays in his first year of making music, while appearing in magazines and various media sources. He discovered music from a very young age. His dad and uncle were both rappers. Zero The Kidd learned how to play the violin in 2nd grade and the piano in 3rd grade. By proving to have an eclectic ear for tones and textures on his track, “Waves”, he asserts himself as a serious performer who’s taken his recent praise with the utmost seriousness. Zero The

Grand Rezerva: “Nowhere Bound” pumps adrenaline into the unsuspecting listener

The talented Swedish band Grand Rezerva – comprised of Michael C. Svensson – Vocals, Andreas Lundberg – Guitar, Mattias “Tiz” Nilsson – Guitar, Thomas Helgesson – Drums and Zoak – Bass – succinctly deliver bare-knuckled, catchy hard rock that’s captured with crystal clear production. The band wastes little time in making its intentions clear on the latest single, “Nowhere Bound”. Grand Rezerva’s simmering movement around the verses facilitates a sense of building momentum through the bridge that reaches a point of release at the chorus. The band has creatively shoehorned itself into 2019’s contemporary active rock radio ballgame, with a classic

J Tizzle: “The Chill Zone Vol 3” – The taste is smooth and distinguishable!

As living things, we need a steady supply of certain ingredients to survive. In music, the formula is undeniably similar. A song requires both rhythm and pitch. For the musically hungrier amongst us, these ingredients are not enough. We need to add extras, such as mood, atmosphere, emotion and groove. Unfortunately, even with the proper ingredients and extras the results are not always as expected. Stagnancy spreads within the craftsman, as well as a lack of skill or emotion. Luckily one, by the name of J Tizzle (Jeffery Townsend Sr.), avoids these annoying traits. Within his songbook exists all of

Heavy AmericA: “Motor Honey (Peace)” – It’s rock. Pure and simple.

A couple of years ago, the bands to emulate in modern rock were those that flooded the radios with wickedly catchy upbeat power pop tunes. Then came the neo-metal-driven climate, where even the tame end of the spectrum became heavier. On their new single, “Motor Honey (Peace)”, Boston based three piece rock group Heavy AmericA, proves themselves among the best in the alternative rock genre with a track loaded with hooks for mainstream appeal, but with an energy and drive that keeps them from sounding like mere imitators. The new release which has all the potential to climb the rock

Scotty Seed: One of the more original and thoroughly enjoyable alternative listens of the year!

Proud of his Italian heritage and his role in the LGTBQ community as a queer artist, Scotty Seed is a musician based in the East Village of New York City. Obsessed with art, including fashion and music, Scotty, originally a Jersey boy, started taking songwriting and production seriously in his twenties. Influenced by elements of industrial, pop, grunge, PC music, electronic, and screamo music, he counts artists like Crystal Castles, Marilyn Manson, Hole, David Bowie, Madonna, and Depeche Mode among his inspirations. Fighting an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder, making music provides him with an escape from his mental health

Suburbs: “Sound of the Sea” – a rewarding new project

Suburbs is an indie rock band from Scheveningen, Netherland launched in 1995. The band that has its roots in the eighties and nineties achieved national exposure when they won the national contest “De Grote Prijs van Nederland” (The Grand Prize of the Netherlands), the largest and longest-running music competition in the country.  As of the summer of 2013 Suburbs has started a new chapter. Lead singer Arie Spaans and 2 early band members set to work to bring their old sound back. The following year they started dropping singles and video clips leasing to their mini EP “Masters” in 2016.

Ben Ferrell: “Wannabe” displays a lot of warmth and shine

Ben Ferrell is a jazz musician based in Richmond, VA. As a bassist/vocalist for the band Lunar Phases, Ben has developed a sophisticated, modern sound. Ben, a graduate of Old Dominion University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree, is now branching off to launch his solo career with his first single “Wannabe”. With his uniquely understated brand of vocal phrasing and nuanced tone, Ferrell has the ability to repeatedly—and ever-so-subtly—wow fans of jazz, soul, and pop music. He proves on this track that there are few others in today’s brash and noisy music world who can touch his mastery of getting the most out of any lyric and melody by letting it all flow as naturally as an intimate conversation occurs.

It’s precisely Ben Ferrell’s willingness to delve into unorthodox terrain within the structured sensibility of a time-honored jazz-styled arrangement that makes his delicately delivered lines so powerful. “Wannabe” displays his ability to convey a topic in a manner that feels like a choice journey set to the most mellow yet colorful of soundscapes.

One moment, the exploration is of the blurred lines between a surreal keyboard and mechanized percussion; another, there’s marveling of the most beautiful and real of music’s natural gifts – between voice and flute.

Of course, the simple pleasures of pure love are at the heart of the selection, but not with any hint of the tiredness or monotony that so often plague both popular and jazz tunes striving for a similar message. “Wannabe” reigns as the supreme chill-out anthem of peaceful romance and quiet sensuality.

Ben Ferrell exemplifies the art of unaffected cool within his perfectly paced narrative, as he relates with unrushed melodic bliss. Maybe it’s because he never feels compelled to push or force his chords in order to draw listeners in, or maybe it’s simply one of his natural gifts.

Ferrell displays a lot of warmth and shine via his palatable interpretational prowess. His contemplative nature is at once vocally relaxed and refreshed. “Wannabe” zeroes in on those qualities from start to finish, showcasing the alluring lyrical precision he affirms in each verse along the way.

It is a meticulously-crafted piece of music. Ferrell is part of a rare breed of singer-songwriters who can still convincingly make the case for jazz as popular music, and do it with thoughtful, grown-up songs from his own pen.

Ben Ferrell’s music reaches out to listeners on a personal level and like “Wannabe”, the clean and uncluttered way it’s arranged and recorded only makes it easier to feel that direct connection. The question of whether the tune should be considered jazz is easily answered in the affirmative.

The music is genuinely passionate, smart, and harmonically intricate. The feeling in the rhythm section, even if it is not swinging, is rich in the give-and-take of jazz. The relatively subtle arrangement doesn’t offend, and the whole thing feels like a conversation.

The pulsing groove propels a gently punchy melody. The keys, flute and guitar almost sound like they are commenting on the lyrics, adding delicious licks to the proceedings. Finally, the intelligence and the warming cleverness of the songwriting, complete this smart and well-crafted song.

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