Rory Lewis CD Release: Rory Lewis releases its 3rd CD “So Ugh L.A.!” instantly catapulting the CD to #2 in Denver. During the period 1999 to 2006 Rory Lewis was the most downloaded unsigned band on the internet making the top 10 of Rolling Stone Magazine Billboard charts right under Eminem. Rory was also a huge success on MTV and opened up for Stone Temple Pilots, Everclear, George Thorogood, the Violent Femmes and many other acts. Rory then received his PhD in Computer Science specializing in Neuroscience and became a Doctor of Computational Neurosciences working at both the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical School and the Colorado Springs campus. After 7 years of not being on the big stage he decided to record his 3rd CD with Prasanna Bishop who has worked with and produced the likes of Eminem, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and the String Cheese Incident. So Ugh L.A.! consists of 9 mind blowing hits and is Rory’s best album. Students all over Colorado are downloading a 60 second demo of Colorado and making it the official state song of Coloradohttp://www.reverbnation.com/rorylewisband/song/18827177-colorado – and the CD has not even been released yet.
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
Clarissa writes songs from her life experiences. This comes naturally and performing her songs is her most fulfilling self expression. Writing simple songs about complex things such as love, family, and life in general– issues that most people relate to in a form of a pop/dance/rock tune or a ballad is her own way of channeling her dynamic energy constructively. Though she exclusively performs dance pop numbers, she is also currently writing a few R&B, hiphop, and country genres. Take a listen to her songs–you can’t help singing along or just rock with it.
Clarissa has been singing since the tender age of 2. Her mother shares the story of when a next door neighbor overheard Clarissa the toddler singing the national anthem from start to finish!
Clarissa has electrifying energy that could propel a jet plane. It’s a fire that ignites and sparks her creative energy fueling her musical and dance repertoire. “Feel the passion” is her mantra. On stage is where she is most at home. The name Clarissa denotes a limitless, boundless, and fearless persona, resounding continued spiritual ‘renewal’ and of coming to terms. At any moment, Clarissa can become somewhat of a chameleon and dynamically re-invents herself.
Saint Lucian Reggae Artiste Semi has a new focus and is now singing for the conscious at heart with his new brand of Inspirational Reggae.
The onset of 2013 has seen some major changes in Semi’s musical journey and none more so than
the release of his sensational new single “Look What Love Can Do”. This song is a peach of a song and represents what the reggae greats meant reggae to sound like both musically and lyrically. “Look What Love Can Do” has begun to gather interest from various sector of the music industry including national radio and stations as far as Canada, the UK and Australia. Off The Charts Radio (UK) presenter Jay Adkins was so impressed with the song that he recommended it to his friends at Deuce Management & Promotion, a UK based company who has now signed on to represent the artist in a promotional capacity.
Following the success of the singles “Love Is the Key” and “Better Days” in 2012, and the subsequent release of the acclaimed album “Conscious Paradise”; Semi has been busy on the national circuit including a stunning performance at Waterfront Jazz in 2012 as part of the St. Lucia Jazz Festival.
Semi’s songs are infused with lovers rock and traditional reggae styles, which bring pure refreshment to the ears and freedom to the soul. As a gifted writer himself, Semi is guided by the words, power and sounds of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse and the vocal style of Jimmy Cliff, which when put together brings a taste of nothing less than pure Caribbean flavor. Semi is a visionary and believes that through participation we can remove obstacles to fulfilling our collective destiny. He is therefore an
artist who lives by what he sings and that love is at the heart of every song. Semi describes his music as inspirational reggae and that is what his music does to you. It lifts you up when you’re feeling down and motivates to set your feet on higher grounds.
In June 2010 he released “Love is the Key” the debut single off the album “Conscious Paradise” which topped the local charts peaking at number one. In October of the same year his second single “Better Days” off the same album was released. “Conscious Paradise” the album was produced by 22 year old Danyl Daniel of Daniel’s Den Studios of Gros Islet a supremely talented pianist and producer. This CD comprises eleven inspiring reggae songs delivered in Semi’s silky smooth vocal style – five of which were written by the artist. The album features an array of versatile and accomplished supporting artistes and musicians such as Linda “Chocolate” Berther”, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, Barbara Cadet, Denzil Leon, Zack Popo and Nicky Pamphille. To date, with the release of Conscious Paradise, Semi has three albums to his name, including the previously released “Collections 1& 2” with executive producer Yves Lewis and a
string of hits including his chart topper “Put Yourself In My Place”.
In 2004, having spent time in the UK and the US, he returned home after recording and performing in Boston under the Wild Cubby music label. He set about purposing his music with conscious lyrics with an aim to stimulate positive thinking in all it gets in contact with. Since then Semi has performed alongside some of the best in the business including Sanchez, Gregory Isaacs, Culture, John Holt, Shaggy and Wyclef Jean.
Semi’s musical journey has taken him far and wide around the world. He gained national recognition with his band October 4 when he performed at the opening of the St. Lucia Jazz Festival in 2000. He’s acquired a wealth of experience as an artiste having worked the hotel, club and cruise ship circuits, which eventually in the early nineties led to international recognition as his migration along with the band Summit to the United Kingdom. Through the links of managers Pam and Paul Castle, the band Summit appeared on many high profile UK shows, one of them being the BBC’s Pebble Mill, and with the assistance of publisher David Most, the group signed a recording contract with RCA Records.
The more one discovers about Semi and his music, the more you begin to realize that behind that
endearing smile, is a human being, and an artiste who has a deep love for humanity, and that as a result of his music gift, lives will be touched.
SINCE 85 explained that the name signifies the beginning and birth of stardom and the forefront. Meaning she has been coming to the stage since birth. Infiltrating a male dominated industry is a personal pursuit for this female emcee…”SINCE 85″. Her lyrical skills combined with smooth southern beats make her a force to be reckoned with. “SINCE 85″ is looking to change the negative light on what female rappers “CAN’T DO”. She’s performed at various venues across the country and her advice to others is… “The best way to do you, is to stop watchin’ me!”.