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.
Matthew Schultz has been a staple in the entertainment industry since his teen years. After playing guitar in Chris Daughtry’s first band, Matthew developed a passion for not only music but performing. Although his path slightly diverged into financing (becoming Vice President of one of the biggest private banks on the east coast), he has not stayed far from the industry. Matthew had a role in an award-winning short Redemption, and was cast for a role in the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Adding on top of it a role in the anticipated comedy Sleeping Around and being featured in DJ Webstar’s ‘Dancing on Me’ video, Matthew has a promising future ahead of him. Behind the camera Matthew is partners with Ali Abouomar in producing and financing a multitude of films over the next five years. These range from independent to Hollywood films.
Continuing to blaze through entertainment Matthew is producing music as well as releasing his first single ‘Money or Me’.
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“So Beautiful” Gigg feat. Matthew Schultz (Skrillex)
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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Dead Day Revolution is a Los Angeles based band fronted by singer/guitarist Mike Sandoz. Mike moved to LA in 2009 and started the band with Skeeter Joplin (drums) and Zoey Taylor (bass). They quickly began playing shows in various clubs in Hollywood including The Whiskey A Go Go, The Viper Room and The Troubador to name a few. In March 2011 they began recording their first album with Larry Goetz (akaThe Nibbler) at The Lair studio in Culver City, California. Shortly after the album began Zoey decided to leave the band to pursue her passion in ballroom dancing. Following her departure, Chris Sapone who is a mutual friend of the band filled Zoey’s place until they could find a permanent member. In November 2011 Adam Fauth joined the band as the bass player along with his wife Christina Fauth on the keys. The band is currently polishing up the album and tightening up their set in preparation of Rock Godliness.
Members: Mike Sandoz (Vox/Guitar) Adam Fauth (Bass) Skeeter Joplin (Drums) Christina Fauth (Keys/Vocals)
Sounds Like: The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin Official, The Cure, David Bowie (Official)
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The Chase Walker Band is the next generation of the blues. Comprised of three young musicians: 13 year old Chase Walker on vocals and guitar, 15 year old Savannah Sanchez on vocals and bass, and 13 year old Matt Fyke on drums, their soulful sound and performances polished well beyond their collective years bringing audiences to their feet. Chase, Savannah & Matt met each other while attending Chicago’s Blues Kids of America musicians camp and they have been playing together ever since. The Chase Walker Band’s influences of Texas, Chicago & Louisiana blues can be heard in the songs they play. Although this band is comprised of teenagers,they play like seasoned pros, having performed for cheering crowds in California,Chicago, Texas, and Pennsylvania and having been featured on television on more than one occasion. Don’t miss these kids!
Chase Walker Band performs original and cover songs. They are a tight three piece band that can fill up to a 90min set.
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Chase Walker – 13 year old singer / songwriter / guitar player
We are a Richmond Va area established band with a dynamic blend of music from the 60′s to today country/rock/blues blended with classic and modern rock. Add to it some of today’s contemporary artists, and you have the well rounded “ROUTE 64″ band! We will be your GO TO band for all the songs you know well, and some you have not thought about, or are not expecting to hear! Route 64 is your surrounding Richmond area choice! We are the band that isn’t shy about making a road trip! Please note the “similar” artists thing we put artists that are wonderful there but the truth is Kristen Johnson has her own style..give us a listen!
Members: Kristen Johnson Blanton Gordon Rob Moss Brian Legere Dan Gillespie
Sounds Like: Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Adele, Lady Antebellum
Manager: Blanton Gordon 804-938-2001
“I Hate Myself for Loving You” sung live by Route 64 Band – by Joan Jett
New Single and Music Video
“Welcome To America” Released June 18, 2012
4D recording artist Denae Gardner’s music is Country, is very fresh and current sounding, and her love and respect for Traditional Country is obvious. There’s no doubting that. Take a listen to her recent radio singles, the Bluegrass tinged “Heartache Train” and, “My Love Will Not Change,” or her new single “Welcome To America” a Rockin’ Country/Blues song released June 2012, and you can hear how unique her talent is. But, at the same time, the Idaho-based singer has a deep appreciation for what has come before her. She feels that’s important.
“You have to appreciate where music came from,” the stunning 20-year-old songstress says. “That’s a really big thing with me. That’s why I listen to so much of the old stuff. It’s all related. Music, as we know it today, came from Country and Blues. Obviously, I know they are different sounding, but I just love it all.”
It was the legendary band Led Zeppelin that was one of her biggest influences growing up, as she recalls.
“What really inspired me to want to get involved in music as a career was that I watched a live DVD of Led Zeppelin when I was in the eighth or ninth grade. Watching that DVD really inspired me, and then, I heard the music of Etta James. That’s when I knew that’s what I wanted to do the rest of my life.”
Gardner blends those sounds all together into a style that she calls “Rockin’ Country with a Blues/Bluegrass twist.” That style is very much in evidence on such tracks as her new single “Welcome To America” (Rockin Country Blues).
“Welcome To America”, Denae Gardner’s new single and music video released June 18, 2012 , impacting radio on July 8, 2012 is a departure from the usual popular Country fare of “love songs-meet-beer hall songs”. It is a message song, not preachy, just the straight dope about society in this current era. Gene Vail, Darrell Morris, and Denae Gardner are the writers of this moving song.
“Denae Gardner’s video and track “Welcome To America” is an eye opening, in your face look about what our country is and has become. With her lyrically graphic descriptions, this is one political song and video that are right on point. Done in the country music style, Gardner and her band are serious. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that she’s the Bob Marley of country music. This is an excellent video that is well shot, and the story it tells is profound. Her voice is very good, the band is excellent, and this could very well be a hit. The music and flow of “Welcome To America” are very moving as this singer tells it like it is with a very emotional delivery and great style.” ~Music Dish TV Worldwide
Gardner was out and about during mid-2011, putting names and faces together on her first radio tour. The tour, which took her to forty radio markets in a two month period, is a vital part of getting an artist noticed by radio. Denae says the importance of getting to know the Music Directors and On-Air talent can not be underestimated.
She definitely made quite an impact on the listeners and radio stations, as her single “Heartache Train” reached #87 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. In some cases, live performances of songs she did on the radio tour, like “Sky Is Crying,” also netted airplay, as well.
With a new single “Welcome to America” set to impact radio, Denae is in this career for the long haul.
Denae wants to carry the torch for artists such as McEntire, Loretta Lynn, and Connie Smith, who kept the ‘twang’ in their music.
“It’s really important to me that we keep Traditional Country flavor in our songs. I grew up with Traditional and Classic music, and I really want to keep that strong.”
If you ask her about her biggest influence, you might be surprised. When asked what performer she would most love to sit down and seek their career advice, she said
“Hank Williams, III, hands down. I would love to sit down and have a conversation with him. I love what he stands for. I would love to ask him about how he has kept his sound so traditional.”
She also hopes to bring out the emotions in her music to the listeners, and if her music inspires them, she knows the feeling.
Denae says that as much as she loves recording, she really wants to take her music out on the road to the people. That’s where she feels right at home.
So, when listeners hear “Welcome to America,” on the radio, what exactly would Gardner want people to think about her?
“I want them to think that this girl has a deep passion for America. She is not afraid to venture away from the ‘love song-meets-beer hall songs’ that are so popular in Country music. She will sing about society and some of the things that we must deal with to keep our Country the wonderful land of freedom and hope that it was created to be. I hope people think that I have genuine talent. I hope they feel what I am doing, and that I am sticking to my roots. I just want them to appreciate it!”
Denae Gardner’s 4th single, “Welcome To America” was released June 18, 2012. The “Welcome To America” music video will be released at the same time.
Members: Brian Palmer, Diane Johnson, Chris Gunderson, Zack Tyr, Randy McKluskey, Scott Sumner
Sounds Like: Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, Deana Carter, Wynona Judd
Label: 4D Records
Manager: Don Tunnell
Welcome to America – Denae Gardner
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.