Tim Flood plays music from and for the soul. A versatile multi-instrumentalist with a special love for the guitar, Tim performs original songs and instrumental compositions influenced by his love for the Earth, its people and Love itself. Tim’s music is a soulful journey that uplifts the spirit and inspires the heart.
Sound Waves EP
by Tim Flood
Some of you reading this biography can relate to Eric. Trying to follow or pursue a dream. You know, that thing or hobby that you are passionate about and hope to turn into a success? Eric’s musical journey started at the age of 17 when he saw the late great Miles Davis in a video later known to him as Tutu Medley. From that point on, Eric has been writing and producing his own material. The music that Eric creates contains all original instrumental songs ranging from Smooth Jazz to Jazz Funk to Underground Jazz using piano or vibes as a lead instrument. The songs that he produces tend to have a Retro or Neo Soul tent to them. When you listen to Eric’s music, you may hear a little bit of Joe Sample, Roy Ayers or Paul Hardcastle. One person referred to his music as cruisin music. Music that you can listen to on a long drive. Eric also has a song called 2 Minute Chase on an album called Groove Axis by The JWB…The James Ward Band.
Tides is a very special song for Eric because it was the first song that he was able to complete after 4 years of writers block. Eric did not name this tune. He played this song over the phone to a friend and that friend named it Tides. The tune Dance Party is a nickname that was given to Eric because he likes to dance even though he lacks rhythm at times…lol.
BROBST is a solo artist that has been following his dream, since a very young age. He had released his first EP at the age of 16. It had earned him press and write-ups in the local newspaper.
In 2007, BROBST was the winner of the People’s Choice Award, for the Atlantis Music Conference, in Atlanta Georgia. He was given the opportunity to perform on the stage the same night as Queens of the Stoneage.
Shortly after, he was involved in a collaborative musical project with instrumentalist, Mark Barnes. They had submitted a video and song to a “band of the year competition” for SiTV. They had ended up as being one of the top 6 finalists.
Along his rise to fame, BROBST has received airplay on several radio stations and had created the jingle for Rhett Palmer’s, “The Florida Show”.
The year of 2013 is turning out to be a promising year, as BROBST has received nominations in 2 categories for the LA Music Awards.(Singer/Songwriter of the Year and Solo Performer of the year).
At the current time, BROBST is back in the studio working on some more hit music, to be released later in the year.
I was country when country was country…
Hello my name is Eddie Ray Franks Jr. Retired Army in 1992 after 26 yrs, singing Country music every since I was 6 yrs old. Singer and song writer of country music. I had my first guitar lesson at the age of 6 from Johnny Horton. I grew up on the Louisiana Hayride. My hero’s were my Uncle the late Tillman B. Franks and my friend the late Johnny Horton. I have played in NCO clubs on many bases around the world.
I have also preformed in various retirement homes for the love of entertaining and putting smiles on someones face, played in a few night clubs here and there…I have settled in to focus on my music and writing songs, I am curently working on some new material and in the process of getting some of my music recorded. In the process of getting a new cd recorded. I co-wrote songs with Bo Gerbig Jr. , Tillman Ben Franks Jr. , the late Michael Benning and my brother John R. Franks. I have been fortunate enough to work with great musicians and great songwriters like my cousin Tillman Ben Franks Jr. and musicians like Dexter Mathis and Dean Mathis. Tillman Ben Franks Jr. has wrote songs for me that are unbelievable like “Naw”, “Just Country” and “I Was Country When Country Was Country”.
We have co-wrote songs together also like “Howl At The Moon” , “Keep On Loving You”and “Just Another Bump In The Road”. My cousin Tillman Ben Franks Jr. has been my inspiration and drive to keep me going in this business. Dexter Mathis has been my vocal coach and pulled the music out of me. Dean Mathis (Dexter’s Dad) has gave me inspiration to keep on singing my style of music. Without these three guys, I could not do what I do. I owe everything to them.
You can go to http://www.thevmf.org to get a copy of The Long Black Wall plus they are selling a new cd with 2 songs that I donated along with songs that other artist donated to help the homeless Vets. My new cd “The Best of Eddie Ray”, can be purchased through cdbaby for $14.95 also Angel On Top Of The Tree can be downloaded for $.99 on cdbaby, itunes and other downloadable links. http://www.craftweb.org/web/eddieray/
Members: Eddie Ray Franks Jr and The Screaming Eagles
Sounds Like: Red Sovine, Johnny Cash songs, Merle Haggard, Johnny Horton, Chris Kristofferson
Manager: Eddie Ray Franks Jr
Chicago BLUES ALL-STARS are a musical revue that features some of the most talented, entertaining and legendary artists on the scene today. Together they have created a singular sound that is uniquely eclectic, while drawing on all styles of Americana for inspiration. “KILLER” RAY ALLISON & CHICAGO SLIM, whose musical stylings reflect their lifelong commitment as blues disciples, lead CBAS.
The talent of these performers is only matched by those legendary artists that CBAS has shared the stage & recorded with domestically and internationally. Chicago Blues All-Stars have recorded with and worked along side legendary artists such as: Chuck Berry, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, B.B. King, Magic Sam, Gary Moore, Ohio Players, Rolling Stones, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.
“KILLER” RAY ALLISON (GUITAR/VOCALS): First broke into music during the early 1970′s. Now a regular on the national touring circuit for over four decades, “Killer” Ray has been an integral tour-de-force in bands by James Cotton, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells and Muddy Waters. In 1998 and 2000, Ray was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award as an instrumentalist.
CHICAGO SLIM (GUITAR/VOCALS): Is a studio veteran of imposing stature. He cut his teeth at the tender age of 18, as the musical director for legendary bluesman Otis Rush. Slim’s shared the stage with Rock’n Roll Hall-Of-Famers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan and Johnny Winter.
ALL-STAR HORNS: R&B veteran Johnny Cotton anchors this line-up, featuring some of the country’s hottest horn players. They’ve played with and arranged for a virtual Who’s Who of R&B/Soul. From legendary performers such as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Syl Johnson and Ohio Players, to modern rockers like Lenny Kravitz, Liquid Soul & Lubraphonic . . . All-Star Horns put the ‘unk in your funk.
Members: “Killer” Ray Allison / Chicago Slim / All-Star Horns / C.C. Copeland / Bible Black
Sounds Like: James Brown, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters
Label: Azure Music Group
JDVisionquest3000 is a music producer, recording artist, and songwriter interested in the future of music, music production, and working with talented artists and performers. JD has many music credits in film and t.v., and has worked with independent and signed artists since 2008. Also since 2008 JD has worked with Ohio hip hop artist Nate Sylak, who he signed to a production deal. Starting in 2012, JD will be launching the 3000 Music imprint, for which Sylak will be the flagship artist.
“As a music producer in the modern age my main duties include providing the artist with songs/beats that move and motivate them to perform to their greatest ability. Once the song is written my job is to make sure it is recorded with all the latest technology, so the song can sonically keep up with the never ending trends that have become common in today’s music production. After the song is recorded, my job is to make sure the mixing, arranging, and mastering is done properly so what the listener hears is a professional sound. At times my role as producer also includes the packaging and promotion of the artist. This can include photo shoots, artwork, design and coordinating the physical release of the final product. Sometimes my duties will extend to promoting the release in the media/press to drive sales. The end result is a song that has the largest number of possibilities including digital sales and downloads, placement in film/t.v. and other forms of licensing such as web, commercial and compilations.”–JDVQ3000
Members: JDVisionquest3000, Producer/Artist
Sounds Like: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music, Rick Rubin, Timbaland, Skrillex, Dr Dre
Produced by JDVisionquest3000.