Members: Maria “Betty-Bull” Edmonds.- Lead Vocals, Writer & Rob “Bull-E” Edmonds.- Producer, Writer, Vocals
Label: Brazen Entertainment Group
Ready or not its here, the revolution is Providence. The sound is a mixed genre of alternative, hip-hop/rock, . Their musical palate is unique, born to itself. A mixture of raw emotion, hard beats and riffs, thought provoking lyrics, soul and fire. Providence is comprised of two members, Maria “Betty-Bull” Edmonds.- Lead Vocals/ Writer & Rob “Bull-E” Edmonds.- Producer/ Writer/Vocals. As a producer, Rob embarked on experimenting with the marriage of hip-hop and rock elements, eventually materializing a fresh revolutionary musical fusion. Maria, a poet, singer-songwriter, was more than ready to lend her talents and Caribbean influence to his distinct sound. With a plethora of musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from Alternative to Rock to Reggae to Hip-Hop to Jazz and Nu-Metal, the duo shows no limitations with their writing ability and style. Starting in June 2007, “Providence” has done nothing but try to break the mold of today’s homogenous repetitive music. Rob’s aggressive hard-hitting production and Maria’s bouncy effervescent hooks and lyrics, that have a definite social conscience, provide the perfect juxtaposition on this euphonious musical odyssey.
Providence – Bled Dry
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
This is the Hard Blues, the kind your Mama warned you about. Voluptuous, gritty, and aching for redemption, Blues 66 is an ass kicking 700 pounds of pure sex and chorizo. Leroy Lee and his brother Billy G form this groove-tight power duo that have been delivering their “Different Brand of Blues” to dive bars, biker parties, exorcisms, and backyard barbecues all over the Rocky Mountain West.
Members: Leroy Lee and Billy G.
Sounds Like: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath
BLUES 66 “Sweet Betty” Music Video (Live Recording)
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With riff driven, toe tapping – knee slapping rockers, story ballads, and some witty songs thrown in to make you smile, DoubleWide Debris loves to play live and entertain.
The name DoubleWide Debris reflects the band’s sense of humor. Their songs reflect their various musical influences from classic rock to traditional country. It’s hard to confine DoubleWide Debris into one genre. Americana, southern rock, and alternative country could all be used to describe the band’s original music.
Founding members Mark Chapman and Carson Baker started DoubleWide Debris as an acoustic duo. They were quickly joined by Mark’s son, Keith, on electric lead guitar. The next addition to the band was lead singer Traci Carter, who changed the band’s dynamics with her smooth to saucy vocals.
After playing several gigs, doing acoustic covers of rock and country songs, the band decided it was time to take it to the next level. All of the band members had been writing songs for years, and decided to begin playing their own original music. With this change in direction also came the decision to “plug in” and add a drummer and bass player. Their first choice for a drummer was their good friend, and outstanding drummer, Gary MacPhee. They were thrilled to find that Gary was interested, and available. The obvious choice for a bass player was Keith’s friend, Bill Thomas, who was a proven, rock solid, bass player.
Everything immediately clicked during the first practice with the new line-up, and they quickly arranged their songs to emphasize all of the band members’ talents. Strong female lead vocals, smoking hot lead guitar, a combination of electric and acoustic rhythm guitars, and rock solid, in the pocket, bass and drums have become the heart and soul of DoubleWide Debris.
Hailing from rural southern Illinois the band members are:
Traci Carter – Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Keith Chapman – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Mark Chapman – Electric Guitar/Mandolin
Carson Baker II – Acoustic Guitar
Bill Thomas – Bass
Gary MacPhee – Drums/Vocals
Sounds Like: Blackberry Smoke, Miranda Lambert, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Powder Mill, The Departed
Label: Big Red Truck Records
Manager: Big Red Truck Entertainment
Pond Creek by DoubleWide Debris
Members: Members are in the order they met me David Carson, Ric Cwiak, Paul Garcia, Brian Madurzak, Jet Tate, Nick Gray
Sounds Like: Godsmack, Disturbed, Mudvayne, Nine Inch Nails, Filter
Bello is a hard driving, heavy, massive energy, highly entertaining, rock band with their very own original sound in both music and vocals. David Carson has a very recognizable voice and really sings from his heart, sharing every emotion physically and lyrically. The band’s music and his vocals equal perfect chemistry.
Bello was created in 1999 in Chicago, IL. There are four original members David Carson(founder, song writer,guitar,vocals), Ric Cwiak(vocals/song writer/lead guitar), Paul Garcia(vocals/songwriter/bass), Brian Madurzak(song writer/drums). Bello was one of the fastest growing bands of that day along with Disturbed, Soil, Chevelle,Mudvayne, etc. Bello came on the scene right as those bands were getting signed and they quickly took over the Chicago scene while Disturbed took off and went on big tours, becoming one of Chicago’s most exciting bands to see live. They lived hard, played hard, and it showed by their quick growing popularity.
In 2002 Jett Tate joined the band on the bass and Bello decided to create a tribute to Godsmack and all their hit songs, Bello’s plan was to use Godsmack music, which they called the band Gotsmack, to book sold out shows across the Midwest and then by having Gotsmack open up for Bello, Bello would introduce all the Godsmack fans to Bello’s original music. The Godsmack fans were blown away at how Bello played Godsmack exact to every sound perfectly, some fans even said the Gotsmack show was better than when they saw Godsmack live.
Bello has been all over from Sturgis, South Dakota to L.A. and covered all the surrounding Mid-Western states.
Bello was playing as Gotsmack all over the Midwest when one of their key crew members was murdered and David Carson took it really bad and had also been overtaken himself with the crazy lifestyle he was living. So Bello played one more show after his funeral and David moved to Florida where he built his own studio and recorded a solo Bello album.
Some of the songs from that recording are Again, Scarred, Beautiful World, Chaotic Pages, I’m just Fine, and Wanted. These songs featured a young 17 year old on the instruments named Nick Gray. They together wrote, sang, and played all instruments, recorded, engineered, and mixed an entire cd on their own.
Meanwhile the original Bello members stayed in Chicago and our each in a couple cover bands a piece and Brian Madurzak (drum master) is in an original band called Black 4.
2011 David Carson moved back up north and during the move ran across all Bello’s old recordings and the members and fans put together all the live video footage and the professional videographer/photographer began sending him the files to begin working with. David thought the material was too good to sit in a box and started opening music sites and building a whole new following all over the globe.
You can find them on just about every music site available and also on social sites. On these sites you will find a lot of material. I hope that Bello will fill up last.fm with all their material e.g. video’s, photos, comments, and more because they are fun to interact with.
Bello is just one band you have to see live. You know the kind of show you see and it’s forever stuck in your mind? That’s a Bello show.
Bello has made it possible for fans to see them live by releasing live concert video’s and are adding more video’s weekly on their band sites.
David Carson says if they can reach 100,000 fans that he will put Bello back on tour again. They left the scene right at the top of their game, turning down recording deals because they didn’t want to give up their publishing rights and that might just have paid off, as fast as their new fan base is growing. David believes within a year of marketing and releasing their music globally through the web and utilizing all the tools that are available for independent artists, that Bello will become a touring band again.
Get aboard and be part of a band that is determined to take the music industry by demand. Like them on Facebook and sign up on their mailing list. You will be notified when new songs, video’s, and photos are added. Also come engage in conversation with a hard driven artist. David is a very different character to talk to!
The Godsmack tribute, Gotsmack, will be uploaded for you to see live and you can judge for yourself just how easy Bello pulled Godsmack off. They made it very clear that there was no offense by Bello to Godsmack but they were paying tribute to a band that has over 20 commercial hits.
David Carson says,”Godsmack was a blast to play because you could play 30 songs and everyone in the venue would know each song!! You could fill up a 1,000 capacity venue and all the smaller ones were nuts to butts! It was a blast!! Too bad I couldn’t go on after Alex died because Godsmack was about to make Bello famous, just like Alice N Chains did for Godsmack. Godsmack fans are up in the millions and Bello was converting them nightly. Only we were a little smarter for the advertising pull using Gotsmack as our name. You could not tell the difference when it was advertised over the radio” as he laughs.
David goes on to say, “I give monster PROPS to Sully for being able to tame those bad ass musicians in Godsmack into playing simple hook lines that sale music! It’s not an easy task to have great musicians at your fingertips and get them to hold back on just how great they are and keep it simple enough so fans can get hooked and remember your songs. I think Sully should, for their 20th anniversary, just write an amazing musicians album and show off just how talented that band really is. I hope to be able to connect with as many fans as they have someday!”
So, Spread the word, listen, watch, comment, and share, share, share!! Because we all want to be able to see this band Bello live again. Until then, go to their sites and watch just what a Bello show was like.
Haunting rock with a guitar-heavy sound. Cathartic lyrics dealing with loss and faith. A half-yelling vocal delivery over a barrage of distortion while maintaining anthemic melodies that would have anyone singing along.
Imperial Railway is an American rock ensemble from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Formed by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Beshero in 2008; the band includes Zakk Fine (drums), Ryan Matteo (guitar), and Owen Parker (bass, vocals).
Imperial Railway combines elements of hardcore, rock, and punk with a dense, heavy guitar sound. Frontman Dave Beshero is known for his cathartic lyrics dealing directly with loss, betrayal, and faith. He is characterized by his half-yell vocal style.
Beshero recorded the first full-length for the band in 2010, loosely based on his parent’s divorce and his father’s death. He named the record “Carabosse” after a fictional witch in various works, most notably Tchaikovsky’s ballet of Sleeping Beauty.