Humphrey-McKeown Passing Shadows an Epic Adventure in Music and Voice A Spirited Fusion of Past and Present

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Humphrey McKeown

Humphrey McKeown

“Passing Shadows”, the latest release by Humphrey-McKeown instantly captures listeners with epic instrumentation and uplifting vocals. The song offers a spirited performance combining various elements of rock, pop, and folk while encompassing the gorgeous layers of the all-American ethos.

While listening to Humphrey-McKeown, fans will be whisked away into an ethereal dimension which is illuminated by the theatrical nature of the score. At moments,  “Passing Shadows” makes you feel as if you are in a 70s rock opera. Other times, the song transports you to contemporary times with an distinct alternative feel. Unmistakable however, are the country and folk-infused elements that take listeners to the core of the American soul or even the Midwest plains with a slightly gritty feel.

“Passing Shadows” is an easy listen with a nice danceable feel. The song truly has a distinct sound that is unconventional yet engaging.  Humphrey-McKeown has developed a beautifully entertaining production that not only has mass appeal but inspires an appreciation for gifted multi-instrumentalists creating a picturesque layering of stunning images through sound and voice.

Heather Humphrey and Tom McKeown are each one-half of Humphrey-McKeown, a songwriting and performance collaboration that started in 2006. The songwriting duo, after agreeing to partner took to the road and started writing for music publishers all over including places like LA, Chicago, and Nashville. The team is known for their diverse writing style, organic melodies, and drive to create new sounds that have never been heard of in the past.

Humphrey-McKeown has written over 100 different songs for other artists however, they have since shifted the focus from writing for others to defining their own unique musical presence. The duo’s first open mic in 2010 led to the release of four studio albums in a 3-year spans. Through a painstaking audition process, the duo was able to find several other great musicians to complete their band.

The band now consists of Heather Humphrey (lead and background vocals, piano, flute, and percussion), Tom McKeown (lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, piano, synths, bass, drums, and percussion) Jim Livas (drums and percussion) and Tony Meadors (Upright bass, 4&5 string electric bass, and background vocals). Humphrey-McKeown’s sound has been described as contemporary Folk-Rock Americana while their styles encompass a variety of genres such as rock, pop, country, folk, and progressive. The secret sauce to their unique sound is “a hint of Brill Building songwriting” (hm-music.com). The band’s upcoming release is called ‘Tapestry of Shadows’ which is due out on May 20th, 2017. Visit www.hm-music.com to learn more about the band and their music.

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Taylor Grey Single “Never Woulda Letcha” Delivers Fresh Pop Vibes Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist Poised to Change the Pop Game in 2017 with Space Case Album, Coming this Spring.

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Taylor Grey

 

Pop fans are in for some fresh new vibes from singer, songwriter and musician Taylor Grey who recently released the first single “Never Woulda Letcha” from her debut studio album Space Case. The Northern California native draws pop music lovers in with her smooth vocals and dynamic energy. “Never Woulda Letcha” is a distinctly infectious tune wrapped in lighthearted melodies and festive dance rhythms. The song opens up with delicate acoustic chords and quickly morphs into a playful series of loveable vocals not heard since Selena Gomez chucked up the deuces to the Disney Channel and hit the Top40.

“Never Woulda Letcha” is shamelessly girly, unapologetically empowering and as carefree as any modern young woman might be in 2017. Joining a legion of strong female vocalists and songwriters taking the music industry by storm, Taylor Grey is carving out her own style. If you enjoy the styles of singers and songwriters such as Julia Michaels, Daya and Alessia Cara, you will totally dig the sounds of Taylor Grey.

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“NEVER WOULDA LETCHA is about that friend you have a secret crush on. You’ve known each other forever, you’ve always been “just friends,” but you always wanted something more. The feeling of this song is something I believe most people can relate to. Personally, I always love listening to music that reflects my emotions, so hopefully this song can be that for someone. And a fun song to dance too, as well!”Taylor Grey

 

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Taylor Grey Never Woulda Letcha Hailing from Northern California, Taylor Grey is a 19-year old student in her sophomore year at Stanford University. Taylor discovered music at a young age having studied both musical theater and opera. Taylor penned her first song at the young age of 12 and later became a self-taught musician playing the piano and the guitar. The breadth of Taylor’s repertoire extends across various genres and influences in the realms of Classic Rock, Jazz, and 90’s Hip-Hop. Through her journey as a musician, Taylor has uncovered her own distinct sound and style.

No stranger to the studio, Taylor’s debut release was a two-part EP entitled “Mind of Mine I & and II” in 2016. She worked with producers Benjamin Taylor and Bryan Morton on the project and later garnered the attention of Jacob Whitesides after performing on his summer tour “Lovesick”.

Now, Taylor Grey is poised to make 2017 her breakout year. Having teamed up with award winning producer Josh Abraham and collaborating with a host of well-known writers and producers such as Nico Stadi, David Kuncio, Jordan Ware and Isaac Hasson for her first studio album, Taylor is most definitely winning.  Look for Taylor Grey’s highly-anticipated album release Space Case, due out in Spring 2017.

 

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The Quicksilver Kings Little Miss Magic Feel Good Folk Pop Perfection Hull City of Culture 2017 Festival Favorite Debuts first release from Upcoming Album

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Quicksilver Kings

 “Little Miss Magic” by folk pop trio The Quicksilver Kings is a festive production with mass appeal. The band which calls Hull home is a festival performance favorite and “Little Miss Magic”, the latest release from the trio’s upcoming full-length album. The song is upbeat, loveable and brings to life the distinct sounds of folk music, rock, and pop into a remarkable listening experience. The Quicksilver Kings give fans a feel-good performance that is without a doubt illuminated in professional musicianship and plenty of personality.

“Little Miss Magic” is introduced with light acoustic instrumentals and a seemingly retro vibe. The mood changes however, and the musical expression then morphs into an up-tempo series of energetic chords. Fierce guitars riffs and powerful percussion progress as the band executes the song’s lyrics in an absolutely flawless manner. “Little Miss Magic” is reminiscent to rock before it’s alternative evolution.

In addition to the magnetic music performed by The Quicksilver Kings on “Little Miss Magic”, the songwriting is equally as mesmerizing; this is the type of hit that you want to play over and over again. The song has power, meaning, most of all it’s righteously infectious. From lead vocals to the band’s harmonization, The Quicksilver Kings hit every note with perfection while illustrating the performance with scintillating metaphors.

“Little Miss Magic” is a must-add to your music playlist. The Quicksilver Kings’ latest release is certain to give you a positive mood when you find yourself in need of a lift. If you are a fan of the the classic rock sounds of the Eagles on “Witchy Woman” or the roots rock vibes of Tom Petty, you’ll definitely appreciate the sounds of The Quicksilver Kings.

The Official Music Video for “Little Miss Magic” is equally as enjoyable, complete with visual ironies and a generous bit of humor. Check out the video below.

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“She’s a genie in a bottle making dreams come true”-The Quicksilver Kings, Little Miss Magic

Quicksilver Kings-Little Miss MagicHailing from Hull, City of Culture 2017, The Quicksilver Kings formed their collective in 2012 through a mutual love of brewed beverages, camp-fires and old music. The band’s writing style has been described as “sixties-inspired” to include “melodic and hook-laden songs” that are both nostalgic and addicting.

In 2009, lead singer Keith Hagger appeared on The Secret Millionaire, where he helped to raise £20,000 for a local charity. After making the appearance on the Secret Millionaire, he went on to record his initial demos and later performed at Hull’s Freedom Festival on the main stage. Keith’s style has been likened to the styles of Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers with a “freshness to it that never fails to blow people away” (The Quicksilver Kings).

In 2012, a chance encounter, a legend and a little tobacco brought together Keith, The Kinky Wizard, and Jamie, now known as The Quicksilver Kings. The band commenced to performing at local Hull pubs and open mic shows. The band describes their adventure as a “fine line between chaos and harmony” (The Quicksilver Kings).

The Quicksilver Kings have garnered a faithful following and since the band’s inception, have received airplay on local and national BBC radio alongside names such as Dodgy, The Beat, The Christians, and the CC Smugglers. The band played at Hull’s Humber Street Sesh Festival in 2016 and is set to debut their full-length album in 2017.


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Equanimous – Hummingbird ft. Cyndy Fike New Single Release

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Equanimous

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Based in LA, Nate Stein who goes by the name Equanimous is an LA-based DJ, producer and musician. Equanimous is known for his unique fusion of future bass, house, and tribal dance music which creates a “joyous high vibrational atmosphere” (www.equanimouslove.com). Having toured with other artists as a live percussionist and instrumentalist he continues to inspire audiences with his hypnotic sounds.

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Audition Announcement-Barrio Boyzz Amazing Opportunity for Male Talent

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Barrio Boyzz Audition

World-renowned Latin pop group Barrio Boyzz recently released an audition call for new talent!  Check out the details below to find out more about this amazing opportunity.

Audition Information

Male Talent Ages 21-26/28

Send Bio, Demo (MP3 files), or Video Demo with a brief introduction (under 5 minutes long)

Must sing a ballad or mid-tempo track

Talent should be able to sing in English and Spanish is a must!

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The Dirty Clergy Rattlesnake Release Just in Time for 4th of July The Spirit of American Music Abounds

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The Dirty Clergy Rattlesnake

 

Alabama garage rock pop band The Dirty Clergy has just released their latest album ‘Rattlesnake’. Indie Mag says, “If you’re looking for some good ol’ American Rock & Roll, look no further than this Alabama firecracker”. Awesome, just in time for the 4th of July. Get your celebration on and rock out to the latest tunes from The Dirty Clergy.

Listen to The Dirty Clergy Single “All I Need” 


The Dirty Clergy BandBased in Winfield, Alabama, The Dirty Clergy is known for channeling early rock and roll sounds and the band has been compared to renowned acts such as Alice Cooper, T. Rex, Muse and Cream. The band joined forces in 2011 and dropped their first EP ‘The Breakdown’. The band released their full album Revival through their self-published label Happy Daze Records. In 2012, The Dirty Clergy released ‘Shake’, their sophomore EP and then headed out on tour to finish out the year. The band received national exposure with the release of their 2014 single “Shake, Shake” after being featured on mtvU/MTV networks, AXS TV, mainstream and college radio stations both nationally and internationally.

‘Rattlesnake’, the latest release from The Dirty Clergy, was recorded by Lester Nuby III former Verbana drummer (Capital Records). Though the band incorporates early rock & roll nuances, they have created their own unique fusion of music that is strikingly diverse. The Dirty Clergy is bringing back the gritty rock sounds that music lovers have been longing for over the last decade.

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Watch Now-J Grace Music Video ‘Love Me’ featuring Frankie J Triple Threat J Grace Brings Back Freestyle

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J Grace Love Me Featuring Frankie J

J Grace Love Me Featuring Frankie J

19-year California native and singer J Grace has just released the music video for her latest track ‘Love Me’ featuring Frankie J.

‘Love Me’ is an infectious blend of dance-friendly rhythms adorned in a sweet vocal performance with an ever so slight throwback flavor. Check out the video for J Grace ‘Love Me’ featuring Frankie J right now on YouTube.

J Grace ‘Love Me’ featuring Frankie J

J Grace Love MeJennifer Torrejon, known by her stage name J Grace emerged from the suburbs of Burbank just beyond Los Angeles. Having grown up with a diverse background of Peruvian and Honduran descent, this Latina experienced a fusion of her roots with American culture. Performance is nothing new for J Grace who was influenced early on by a combination of Latin, Pop, Salsa, Merengue, Freestyle, and American Pop genres. The singer attended Preforming Arts School in LA where she honed her skills in music theory, acting, songwriting, dance, and vocals.  J Grace has, through her unique style reinvented the popular 1980s Latin Pop Freestyle fusions that artists such as Lisa Lisa and Jocelyn Enriquez brought to the mainstream decades earlier, adding a modern flair of course.

J Grace is the categorical triple threat, singing, dancing and acting her way to fame. Empowered to reach a broad demographic, the multi-talented artist sings in both English and Spanish. Her path to success bears striking resemblance to those of JLo, the forever revered Selena, the international pop Star Enrique Iglesias, and many others deemed Latin cross-over acts.

 

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Justin Llamas Releases Gold EP Debut Track “Got it Out for Me”

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Justin Llamas Gold EP

 

Justin Llamas

 

Bay Area pop artist Justin Llamas has just released his latest EP Gold. The EP debuted with his recent single “Got it Out for Me” an epic pop track with massive appeal. Get a first glance at ‘Got it Out for Me” as well as some other tracks on Soundcloud.

Justin who has been described as a “melting pot of pop,R&B, and alternative-soul” discovered fame after he started uploading cover songs to YouTube in 2010. During that time, his loyal fandom grew and his views reached a robust 2M. His cover of the popular Sia hit “Chandelier” has been Justin’s most highest rated video to date garnering over 700,000 views.  The rising artist caught the attention of Keyshia Cole’s former manager Vena Brewer and he has been going non-stop since. Justin’s debut EP Gold is said to have been inspired by the California Gold rush and the “journey those make to follow their dreams” an experience that touches close to home. The Gold EP features vocal features by multi-platinum artist Amina Harris and is now available on iTunes.

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Conner Gilbert Lyric Video Release for “The Prospect” Now Streaming Conner Gilbert “The Prospect”, an Inspiring Performance with Modern Appeal

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Conner600x600Singer and songwriter Conner Gilbert recently released the lyric video for his song “The Prospect”. The emotionally-driven performance appeared on his 2009 solo album debut titled ‘The View from Within’. If you are looking for an inspiring song with purposeful lyrics, “The Prospect” will certainly deliver. Reminiscent of early acts such as Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, Conner commands the attention of listeners with epic instrumentals and rock-infused vocals. “The Prospect” is a refreshing production with contemporary appeal. Should you need a diversion from the heavily saturated pop/hip-hop hybrid tracks that are currently soaking up the air ways, “The Prospect” will provide a delightful respite. If you are jonesing for the sounds of Chris Isaak with a contemporary pop-rock flair, you will be pleased to discover the sounds of Conner Gilbert. The young artist’s songwriting resonates with the imprint of the distinguished 1960s and 1990s styles. He has however, uniquely crafted a modernized acoustic style with a distinct vocal performance.

Conner’s lyric video release provides a thoughtful visual to accompany the poetic words which emerge slowly from the track. As the video progresses, viewers are introduced to several landmarks and sights that are gently blurred in the background. As the words appear across the screen viewers are quickly enveloped into the resounding message that Conner has decided to share with his audience. In summary, “The Prospect” is dynamic and engaging.

Energetic guitars strum as background vocals harmonize and Conner sings “You’ll never really know what you mean to me my friend”. Pianos capture the essence of the composition while carefully crafted layers express retro sounds. As the track builds intensity, Conner hits a long note and let’s it linger on as the instrumentals kick out a lighthearted melody. For a fleeting moment, the song winds down, teasing fans with some catchy riffs only to surge forward with an cinematic finish. “The Prospect” is highly-contagious and marvelously uplifting. Conner Gilbert demonstrates effortless sophistication with intricate patterns that seem to flow naturally. The song creates a panoramic journey as interpreted in the lyric video. Conner captures fans, achieving the apex of listening satisfaction with creative insight, strong vocals, and polished instrumentals. Experience the sounds of Conner Gilbert, by checking out his official lyric video, now streaming on YouTube.

Listen to Conner Gilbert Perform “The Prospect” on YouTube.

Conner600x6002Recognized as an accomplished musician, Conner Gilbert is no stranger to performing. After working with several other bands, he has embarked on his solo journey as an artist. As a young musician, Conner gains inspiration from the sounds of the 1960s and the 1990s which can be heard in his songwriting. He released his debut album ‘The View From Within’ on April 24, 2009 which was followed by the release of his single “Here’s To The Days” in January 2011. Regarding Conner’s debut album, Jim Price of the Altoona Mirror says, “Gilbert’s soaring voice and vocal harmonies provide a fresh listen from start to end.” Check out more music from Conner Gilbert and check out his full tour schedule on his Official Website www.connergilbertmusic.com.

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