Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

Hybrid Blues fuses stellar musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and soul-stirring vocals

Out of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band, made up of Mike Everard (guitars, vocals), Adam Pendred (bass), Mark Schaumann (drums) and award winning front-man, singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. The band signed to SGNB Records USA, has just released its self-titled blues-based album. No two songs on “Hybrid Blues” sound the same. The record not only showcases Roy’s abilities as a singer and a songwriter, but also highlights the wide range of influences that have impacted on his music. The album takes you in so many different dynamic directions that it can feel a little dizzying, while the

Marshall Artz Productionz – “Go Missing” ft. SeanQ – is incredibly hypnotic, with crystal-clear production

Released Aug 28th, “Go Missing” Prod. by Marshall Artz Productionz, is the producer’s 3rd single release since June. The track will be featured on his upcoming 2021, self-titled LP “Marshall Artz Experiment”. The song features singer-songwriter SeanQ, from Dallas, Texas. The producer’s blend of R&B-inspired neo-soul and smooth chill sounds becomes its own entity within the hip-hop and urban music world. Marshall Artz Productionz work should gain high appraisal through its colorful and subtly amped vibes that play to any genre lover’s ears alike. After listening to this track, I expect that the outpouring of demand for more of the

Evie Calabasas – “STARGIRL” – strong, sensitive vocals and soul-baring songs

Evie Calabasas is a 20 year-old singer and songwriter. She started playing guitar at the age of 6 and started singing at 15 years old. After attempting to be part of band on numerous occasions, Evie finally opted for a solo career. Her first solo project, the 3 track EP “STARGIRL”, has its title inspired by the first song she ever played live.  It is a tempered and exceptional record. It shakes, rattles and rolls with minimal, almost absent percussion, a dominantly strummed acoustic guitar and occasional keyboard interludes. Above all, is Evie Calabasas’ voice, which delivers an untethered, sweetly

Baby Lu releases her first single “Bad Stuff” on all major streaming platforms

Luna Elisabeth Jezebel Pool aka Baby Lu was born on February 5, 2002 in Frankfurt, Germany. Lu began singing and songwriting in her early teens and went to several music auditions where she was rejected because of her young age. She then decided to start making her own music after graduation in 2018. As she didn’t have any connections yet she wasn’t able to produce something properly. In 2019 she met the producer Austin Asiegbu (2aBeaatz) and started to produce her own songs. Pool has cited Adele and Demi Lovato as her major musical influences. Her other influences or inspirations

Where There’s A Will – There’s A Way!

Where There’s A Will – There’s A Way! That’s the way Will Ready lives his life, no excuses, no regrets, and no looking back. Just like fine wine, Will has gotten better with time. With over 25 years in the music business, 7 albums and numerous tours, Will is ready. Singer/Songwriter/Producer and Showman, Will is the complete entertainer. His blend of R&B, Soul, Jazz has earned him welcoming fans in Europe, Japan and The Caribbean. Will attributes his silky seductive style to his love of R&B, Soul greats like, Charlie Wilson, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Ron Isley, Marvin Gaye, Luther

Rockstar Marcus – “Wavy” – a knack for real melody and a great sense for catchy production

Rockstar Marcus is a melodic/ emo rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. Combining soulful singing with a touch of rap and a slew of talent, the artist’s single, “Wavy”, induces us to take a serious look at the artist’s past releases, while he drops an ambitious message for the future. As soon as the mellow sentimental mood begins to kick in, one is reminded of the psychedelic image of fluctuating soundwaves as the song plays. The beat rising and falling with Rockstar Marcus’ masterful voice and atmospheric instrumental taking us on a mesmerizing journey. The summer vibe of the song is

Bernie Aka Birdbadas – “Sensual” shows a unique flexibility and verve

Bernie Aka Birdbadas wears many hats. He is an indie artist, producer, vocalist, rapper, poet, break-dancer and graffiti painter from Glyngore, Denmark. Most importantly, he is currently promoting his double single project, called “Sensual”, featuring the title track and “Everybody Wants”. In mixing and melody, these tracks are closer to uplifting trance and groovy house than anything else, and Bernie puts his bass front and center. His arrangements, consequently, are beautifully economical. Yet Bernie Aka Birdbadas manages to craft tracks far beyond the sum of their parts. In the wrong hands, the sonics he toys can sound overdone or repetitive,

Walker’s Cay paint a musical tour de force!

Walker’s Cay is an original rock band based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Members include Gary LaBarr, (Vocalist/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards), Mike Swain, (Lead and Rhythm Guitars), Tim Morrissey (bass) and David “Dave” Pistilli (Drums). The band, who gets its name from an “out island” in the Bahamas, is stylistically and technically reminiscent of bands such as Styx, Journey, Def Leppard, Toto, and Heart. Walker’s Cay is currently touting two singles – “Why Oh Why” and “Tell Me”. Some outstandingly gentle, acoustic-guitar-laden melancholy can be found in the opening of “Why Oh Why”. The band’s intent is not too apparent from the

Who Needs Professional Singing Lessons?

It is true that people have been endowed with various natural abilities. Likewise it is true that these gifts can either prosper or fade away according to how we practice them. Talent in singing, can be improved more through singing courses and specialized lessons.

More individuals today are taking up singing and vocal courses to harness the benefits these have to offer. We often hear about voice training where aspiring singers of all ages can learn and better their singing and performing techniques, but just what do these schools offer and do?

Good singing schools employ passionate and skilled artists to impart their knowledge to students who desire to develop their singing and musical capabilities. Formal singing lessons produce opportunities for students to achieve their full potentials as artists. They receive several subjects in a singing program, including proper breathing techniques, correct singing techniques, proper maintenance of the voice and even various tips on how to perform better on stage.

More significantly, singing lessons bestow confidence to students. Singing on stage is very different from singing with your friends at home. For example, when performing to larger audiences, nerves and even shyness can be a significant nuisance that keeps performers from singing at their best and hitting the right notes.

Singing lessons teach students how to overcome shyness, nervousness and conquer stage fright. Students are likewise instructed about blocking, or the proper way of moving and walking on the stage. They learn how to convey their feelings and connect well with the audience, or even how to dominate the two most common singing approaches which are called ‘singing through your chest’ or ‘singing through your head’.

Singing lessons: practice makes perfect!

Many of today’s most successful pop singing idols, like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and even Josh Stone have had formal singing lessons or work with vocal coaches. Most recently, Adele turned to a vocal coach after loosing her voice, for an alternative singing method that enables her vocal chords to avoid damage.

Selecting a professional singing school or vocal coach will significantly affect the improvement of your singing and musical expertise. You must therefore ensure to choose a school that will set solid support for a successful singing career. Great singing schools know how to gauge the abilities of their students. They analyze the singer’s capabilities, to identify the level of the singing program most suited for them. In addition, vocal lessons at singing schools provide the 3 key factors necessary in having a better singing voice;

1. KNOW YOUR VOICE. Vocal lessons allows you to get to know your own voice. When you start knowing your own voice, it is easier to correct mistakes that you make. You start knowing where you need to correct your mistakes and where improvement needs to be made.

2. THE RIGHT JUDGEMENT. Another important factor of vocal lessons would be having the right judgement. Family and friends tend to tell you what you want to hear and although it may be nice, it is not always what you need. When it comes to a vocal coach they tell you exactly what you need to hear, although it may not be what you want to hear. By having this you are able to know where your vocal faults lie and where you need to correct these issues.

3. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Practice is the key to any vocal lessons, it is not possible to have any proper practice without any vocal lessons. Practice will make you become a better singer in many ways and you will grow very quickly by a good amount of practice you put in.

Professional music schools are often also a gateway to prestigious openings, competitions and other singing opportunities.

There are a vast number of great singing schools right across the globe, that possess all of the magnificent qualities mentioned above, and if by chance you’re based in the UK, you should try the NORWICH SINGING SCHOOL. They have a proven track record and offer a FREE 30-min introductory singing lesson, which is the perfect opportunity to find out everything you need to know about professional singing schools, absolutely free-of-charge! The school is open 7-days-a-week and even have recording facilities. So whether you need to take your voice to the next level, rehearse for an audition, practice for an upcoming performance or record a demo CD, the NORWICH SINGING SCHOOL is the place.

Norwich Singing School

You may contact them here:

Norwich Singing School
115 City Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 2HL

01603 554115

 

EMAIL: norwichsingingschool@gmail.com

WEBSITE: norwichsingingschool.co.uk

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