Rick Parnell walks a road less travelled, sidelining an enviable corporate career to explore Folk/Rock roots. His music has texture and nuance that’s easy to listen to and has fans asking for more. He is an original voice, with intriguing lyrics in the tradition of Dylan, Cohen and Donovan with some Lennon, Nillson, Harrison and even Johnny Cash mixed in for good measure.
Members: Rick Parnell featuring Hart Parnell on lead guitar, Ian Lopez-Ganoza on bass, guitar and keyboard, Terry Martyniuk on drums and various guest musicians.
Under My Feet live
Ever so often, time repeats itself by giving us a singer reminiscent of the greats before. Hailing from Manchester, Jamaica, E.D.Smooth reignites the same kind of emotion one gets while listening to Sanchez, Beres or Luciano.
Starting to sing since the age of ten, he gained recognition and popularity early on throughout school and within the community.singing on force five band and sound system like Super Soul and Ray Phonic.and At community functions. At that age his talent led people to refer to him as “Little Song Bird” and that was the humble beginning of his musical career.
As one of twelve kids growing up in Jamaica, E.D. Smooth learned early on what it truly means to work for what you want in life. While doing his chores before and after school singing became his company. He says when he sings he would feel a soothing spirit come upon him. This is the same kind of feeling you get when you listen to his music.
He takes all of his experiences growing up, as well as what he sees and feels today and expresses himself through his music. When you hear him sing you will be able to hear and feel a high level passion, pain and love brought to a nice balance which we all experience as human beings on a day to day basis. Inspired by the Almighty. his mother and two kids he finds himself thinking of them while performing which brings him lots of joy.
Currently residing in Boston, he is beginning to gain recognition throughout Boston and New York City. Opening for acts such as Junior Reid,Junior Demus,Fantan Mojah and Vybz Cartel has been giving him the notoriety he deserves. He wants people to know through his music that despite your current situations you can and will achieve your hearts true desires, no matter what it is, just never give up.
As he continues to perform, he is constantly creating new material and thinking of ways to top what he did last. Currently ,working on his new album.he looking forward to spreading his message of love, unity and the spreading of good vibes. E.D. Smooth is undoubtedly on his way to the top of the charts. Look out for him as I am sure he will warm his way into your heart
Wanna Marry You E.D.Smooth (Live)
SAMUEL ELIJAH JOHNSON a.k.a. Proylfik was born of poverty In The rough projects Of Escambia Arms In Pensacola fl. 1983. After surviving the trials And tribulations of hood life.Proylfik Felt there was something else he was put on this dirt to do. Besides the average things a human put on this earth would do. He became very fascinated with music at a very young age. He loved the way instruments sounded as they were being played. The fascination soon grew stronger. He idolized and learned more about music by also watching videos and being influenced by so many other great artist and performers. Suddenly Proylfik decided that he was gonna give music a try because maybe it was his calling and ticket out. At first it was just a lot of clumsy rhyming words he came up with. That made no sense at all. Not even to him. But as time passed.Proylfik started too quickly progress. Becoming extremely more lyrical, beginning to write with better structure as well as meaning. Despite the many people in his life telling him “You Cant Do It” Or that his music is whack” or doesn’t sound good” ect etc.Proylfik kept his mind focused and stayed determined knowing that it will pay off.Not wanting too be just another mainstream come and go artists. Proylfik wanted history to be made for people to remember his name after he is gone. He wanted too become a legend like 2pac ,B.I.G. Jay-Z and so many other hip hop greats. Blessed with the gift too not only rap but also sing. Proylfik now uses this combination sometimes too construct masterpieces as Picasso does. Now 29, Proylfik has been in The Down Magazine as the best performer in the area. Also included in The Source Magazine. Who stated “His Lyrics Are Clearly Ready For Mainstream” written by the editor himself after watching Proylfik perform. Proylfik has also had his picture on the front page of the local paper. He was the winner of many Open Mic Competitions. The winner of 3 Nationwide Talent Search Contests. Well known and well respected in many cities from Florida 2 as high as Sydney Australia and Russia. Proylfik is a destined superstar artist. Who has no problem in defeating his competition or opponents musically once he turns the heat on. Now after reaching and exceeding his level of greatness. Proylfik now waits patiently for his chance too set his mark in the hip hop/rap chapter. With strong punchlines as well as heart felt delivery of words,well thought of concepts and extreme lyrical word play. Easily separates Proylfik from most of the average and even the Mainstream Artist. .. Proylfik Remains Humble And Shows Love And Wishes The Best To Any Artist Trying To Make It In The World Of Music Because “In The End Sometimes That’s All We Have Left To Do So Keep Pushing And Know That Sky’s The Limit So Reach Beyond The Clouds Til U Reach The Stars”Proylfik. …. You can Proylfik on Reverbnation and soon other websites as he is now working even harder to bring you mor into his world of music
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