Members: Don Bailey, Brandon Turner, Kevin Saak, Tom Sweet, Mike Solle, Dierdre Kniffen
Prone to the fiery attitude of indie punk rockers and body surfers this music is a raw shot through the soul that’s not missing any bones of drunken amphetamine induced reality. These guys consciously hit farther into the raw cornering attitudes of rebellious country music. Their ‘matter of fact’ rockgrass style dawns the likes of ratrod jackets and Dead Kennedys shirts while footed up with Jack Purcells. Hailing from the Midwestern United States their evident diversity has taken them from performing melodies with Mickey Gilley to an all stage rock fury with Reverend Horton Heat and two international tours. A ‘UK’ fan described. “The Bob band has a lyrical skill of spinning a dark and twisting yarn with the raucous heavy playing and energy of a pub-brawl.” Noted by news journals to have “a live show of music passion so unexpected, it’s seen to be harmoniously epic.” Maverick Magazine Europe described them as “an outfit that knows how to balance energetic songs with emotionally created tunes which impress continually. They are a song writing gem.”
Formed by singer/songwriter Don Bailey in an abandoned train depot in Millstadt, Illinois in 1994. They released their first 10 song album(Earl) on compact disk a year later(1995). The second album, a six song EP(Black) was released on compact disk in 1998. Opening an original music venue in Belleville, Illinois using proceeds from album sales, Bailey and the band took ten years off from recording and only performed live shows at venues across the midwest. Bailey returned to the studio in 2009 and began writing the 3rd release(Greasy Side Down) It was originally intended to be a ‘backporch” solo style recording. The band caught wind of it after Baileys’ tracks had already been recorded. They joined in, recorded parts over Baileys’ original recordings and the album was released in 2010. The excitement of the new material brought Bailey together with Brandon Turner(bass) Kevin Saak(drums) and Jon Clark(guitar) to record the forth album ‘Time Served’ released December 11th, 2012.
The BOB Band-GREASY SIDE DOWN
Europe’s Maverick Magazine Review – July 2011
Releasing their third album, this four-piece band certainly knows how to create a well produced song that can only be described as awesome. This thirteen song record shows to the world that this Illinois band are steeped in country music history and their musical veins are saturated with, what I suspect, is many bottles of Southern Bourbon. The record does not always go for the jugular as this outfit knows how to balance energetic songs with emotionally created tunes which impress continually. As its title suggests, the stomping beat on Pickin Flowers allows for impressive guitar to be used in the mix. The same wondrous spirit can be linked with Black Hat which is the concluding track. With sublime guitar on this tune with the inclusion of a fine lap steel helps sum up this record perfectly as its care-free attitude is refreshing good.
-Russell Hill – Maverick Magazine / EUROPE
“Once again The BOB band impacts the scene with a 3rd release that undeniably proves they are the locomotive cutting edge that drives the convoy of progressive country rock in America. And we’re lovin’ it.”
-Texas Music Magazine – Feb 2011
“literate, rural-tinged imagery that powers the best of Americana”
-L. Kent Wolgamott -Focus, Lincoln Nebraska Star
“Amazing Show!” -KPNT 105.7FM “The Point”
“Choral-like, almost epic in scale, I recommend opening a line to the Bob band” -Jim Cult -Spotlight Magazine
“a band with solid roots in music that matters”
- Mike Blake – CIceros -Riverfront Times- St. Louis
“the midwest based Bob Band can do no wrong”
-Get Out Section – St. Louis Post Dispatch
“see them now before they go national and never return ! “
-Patrick Hambrecht -Senior Reporter Daily Nebraskan
Don Bailey (singer/guitarist/The Bob Band)
–featured on ‘Roadside America’
courtesy: Atlas Media/History Channel, New York, NY 2001.
–Featured in No Depression Magazine 1998 and 1999.
–Owner/Operator of Three-1-Three Music Venue
Belleville, IL 1997 to 2006.
–Honored for achievement in music performance with the MWR division of the Pentagon at Guantanamo Bay, Hailti, Honduras and Puerto Rico.
–Producer/Promotor of the MRMF Showcase 2011.
– Founder, Bird Records Recording Studio – Millstadt, Illinois
– Written and Performed with The BOB Band 1994-present.
Brandon Turner (bassist/supporting vox/The Bob Band)
–former Lead singer, performer with 12 Summers Old
2002 to 2009 (myspace.com/12summersold) courtesy: Snapdragon Records, Milwaukee,Wisconsin/ MRI Associated Labels
bob band on youtube
Yung Sko is a Midwest artist from Junction City, Kansas. Born 1987 and coming from a broken home he was raised by his grandmother and great grandparents. His mother and father divorced when he was two and he lost his father at 5 years old. At thirteen he learned to cope with his pain through music. Growing up listening to his father rap made it second nature. In 2010 he created A group called M.O.B Muziks Our Blessn, and the rest is to be continued..
Artists Yung Sko has done shows with:
The Jacker(Mob Figures)
Rich The Factor
DJ Absolut(Hot 97)(106&Park)
Members: Yung Sko
Sounds Like: T.I., Lil Wayne, Drake, Rich the factor, Mac Dre
Manager: Erskine Edwards
“*Kevin “Yung Sko Jones is a independent underground artist originally fromJunction City, Ks and his stlye can be defined as versatile. He has donesome gansta, hip hop, and pop. I’m sure the list will grow from there, heis a composer, writer, producer, and he’s also skilled in video production.His multi talent potential makes him that much more of an asset to whomeverhe signs with. Yung Sko has an establishing fan base on twitter of 854 andcounting, on facebook he has 2034 friends, and we have recently set up areverbnation page with his professional EPK. We upload new content on afrequent basis to both this page and his youtube to keep fans andsupporters updated as to what’s going on. For all business related matters,refer to Yung Sko manager Erskine Edwards with Money Up Management; contactinfo is firstname.lastname@example.org tagged.com/moneyupmanagementfacebook.com/moneyupmanagementreverbnation.com/moneyupmanagementtwitter.com/bigerklinkedin.com/edwardserskine.Yung Sko contact info,”
M.O.B. – Kikc It (Official Video)
Eric was born in Kansas City on May 12th 1974.
His 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 Variations of Eric Grover is an all original instrumental Mp3 that has a Retro Neo Soul Sound to it… People tend to like the song Tides the most.
Sounds Like: Roy Ayers, Herbie Hancock, Paul Hardcastle Official, Ron Wilson (formerly of The Temptations & Bloodstone, Aretha Franklin
Peace On Earth… Instrumental Music By Eric Grover
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
Alexander Ehm is known as a soundtrack composer. In 2001 he founded his new musical side project EHM.
Two celtic pop albums, Celtic Hearts and Celtic Power, were released in 2011 and 2012.
In Februar 2013, the new album Roads, a mixture between Country, Bluegrass, New Age and South American Music, hit the stores.
Alexander Ehm was born 1977 in the GDR. His first attempt in the musical buissness was the EP Soldaten, released in 1994.
After various other independent albums, he signed a contract with the german Label Haute Areal in 2002. He released two albums, Love Killer and 13 ways to burn as Aphrodites Son. Then he went on to the Soundtrack Genre and was involved in many productions. He is still working as a soundtrack composer.
EHM – The Race ( official musicvideo )
” Let´s do something different “, said Yanni to Alexander Ehm.
” What did you mean? “,he asked and turned his head to him. Yanni looked to the ground and after a few secons he answers, ” Now, we have done two celtic pop albums. I think it is time to move on…for a new musical experience “.
Alex was thinking for a moment. Then he said ” You´re right. We WILL do something different on the third album.”
Said and done.
After a few weeks, he came up with his work,…the notes for fourteen new tunes.
Another few weeks later, after spending many hours in recording with the guys, after days of sadness and after many days of fun, the work was done.
The result is ” Roads “, a high concept album, a mixture between elements of Country and Bluegrass, traditional south american music and sixties surf sound, that has never ever done before. The sound of electric guitar, steel guitar, Banjo, Flute, Oboe, Orchestra Strings and Percussions, is absolutely unic and give the listener the feelings and the personal freedom, to be ” on the road “.
Christon Willis Cole, 22, is quickly making a name for himself within the St. Louis hip-hop and pop industry as “Crisis (KENT)”. His hard-hitting beats, artistic sound & lyrical style is guaranteed to make him a commercial icon in the entertainment business.
Born April 13, 1989 Crisis was raised in the Metro-St. Louis area. Crisis comes from a middle-class family & is the youngest of two children. From an early age he knew that music was his area of interest. Starting his rap career at age eleven, Crisis slowly began writing his own music, creating his own beats, and free-styling. He showed his creativity not only through writing, but by becoming his own producer at age twelve.
One year after making the decision to become an artist/producer, Crisis began to have problems within his home and family life. His mother and father divorced when he was thirteen years old creating a strain on Crisis’s relationship with his father. To date, they don’t have a close relationship. Although, a close-knit relationship had never been established between Crisis and his father, HE has remained motivated to succeed. In fact, drawing from negative and positive personal experiences along with internal struggles has been at the root of much of his work.
After graduating from Hazelwood East High School, Crisis enrolled in Florissant Valley Community College, where he is currently studying computer engineering. Remaining focused on academics & the pursuit of a college degree has been no easy task, but Crisis is making his way through with the support of his music family, Grind Squad Entertainment/Grind Squad Music Group.
Crisis became a member of Grind Squad in 2007. Crisis received his stage name from Red, then CEO of Grind Squad Entertainment. Red chose this name as a way to express the type of artist Crisis would be in the industry – “a problem for other artists who lack the same intensity, creativity and ambition!!!”. Since then Crisis has written more than 200 songs and produced various tracks not only for his own records, but for other artists of the Grind Squad Family & beyond.
Although, Crisis has been compared to famous artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z and B.o.B his sound is distinct from the average rapper. Combining several genres of music such as hip-hop, pop, techno and rock, Crisis has developed a unique and unified sound that has shaped his identity. Since main stream rappers are at the core of the rap game, Crisis has dedicated countless hours into perfecting and customizing his sound, giving his listeners versatility.
Since the launch of his career, the drive for Crisis to succeed is at an all time high. He is more than determined to be known for his creativity, passion and hard-work………
The new project entitled “More Than A Mixtape” is available for streaming & download: http://www.grindsquadentertainment.com, http://www.reverbnation.com/crisiskent, http://www.onesheet.com/crisiskent, http://www.datpiff.com/Crisis-KENT-More-Than-A-Mixtape.357232.html, http://www.soundcloud.com/crisiskent, http://www.soundclick.com/crisiskent & http://www.mediafire.com/?pgwimu38tdjv4. Listeners & fans can stay connected to Crisis via Facebook: CrisisKENTGS, Twitter: @CrisisKENT or email: email@example.com
Label: Grind Squad Ent./Grind Squad Music Group, LLC
Manager: Arlester Tate-El & Adrian Lipsey
CRISIS (KENT) 800 NUMBERS – OFFICIAL VIDEO
Johnnie Newkirk Jr. is the CEO/President/Founder of NewCharles Entertainment and it’s two divisions, Nyoka Records & NewCharlesRecords
A Cd, Basic love, with the best love songs of our time, by recording artist Johnnie Newkirk Jr
Growing up in Riga, Latvia (formally the USSR) and now residing in Long Beach California for the past twelve years, Maxim Senin learned early on the value of learning to play and perform music. With both parents playing the piano it was their desire to give him a solid musical education, and for him to understand and appreciate music; learning with classical music training. When he was in the first grade, his parents got him a violin, but he quickly lost interest. They attempted to teach Maxim the piano. The problem was that the family was poor and could not afford a piano for him to practice on. While in the fourth grade, his parents bought him a clarinet which he learned how to play classical and jazz relatively well. At this point, Maxim’s interest in music subsided. It wasn’t until college when many of his friends played music and were in bands that his interest in music was once again peaked. Since then he has not looked back and continues to write and perform music.
A software engineer by trade, and also a private pilot, Maxim Senin’s love for music is now a large part of his life and is deeply engraved in his daily thoughts and actions. His preference in music is laid-back rock and a touch of folk with an emphasis on his lyrical composition. Choosing love and love triangles as themes for his music and songs, betrayal and unanswered love looms over and is easily detected in his sound. Aside from love tragically gone wrong, Maxim has a great appreciation for songs that are reflective, with a twist and plot in the story line, and that have hope and humor in them. His music comes both from what he observes around him and emotions within that is vented through his lyrics and musical composition.
Citing influences such as Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale, and Eric Clapton, Maxim finds himself inspired by the likes of Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Sting, and Roxette while also enjoying the music of other icon artists like Coldplay, Duran Duran, U2, The Who, Grateful dead, and Oasis. Although at this stage in his music career, Maxim has not really played any high profile arena type performances mainly because that’s not really his thing. “I’m not a big fan of large crowds”, states Maxim, I also think that my music, at least at the moment, is to be heard by people on their couches or in their cars, not 10,000-seat stadiums. Although, if I had one dream I’d like to fulfill, I wouldn’t mind playing a duet with Clapton or Sting”.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Maxim played every instrument on his debut EP release “The Taming of the Wolf” including the acoustic guitar, piano, ukulele, harmonica, keyboard, and all percussions. Maxim has great aspirations for the success of the new release. When asked if he could retain his artistic integrity with increased commercial success he replied with no hesitation, “I think yes. I’m open-minded about learning from other artists and listening to friends’ advice, but at the same time I think I am on the way of developing my own unique style. That doesn’t mean, however, that this style won’t evolve over time”.
With his debut EP release The “Taming of the Wolf”, Maxim Senin has only just begun. He has plans to promote the record vigorously and hopes to release a full length album by the end of 2012. The Taming of the Wolf is available for sale at CD Baby and by digital download on iTunes along with many other online distribution outlets. For more information on this innovative emerging artist you can listen to his music, and download songs at http://www.facebook.com/MaximSenin.Music.