Australian Singer and Songwriter Michael Burrows Releases Debut Single Please Don’t Cry from EP ‘Turn This Love Around’ Country, Folk, Americana and Roots Rock Revisited

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Singer-Songwriter Michael Burrows recently released “Please Don’t Cry” the newest single from his debut EP ‘Turn This Love Around’.  The song is a unique fusion of Country, Folk, Americana and Rock n’ Roots styles of music. The buzz on the street is that Michael Burrows is bringing “the quintessential mix of classic and contemporary music”, a blend in which Australia’s music scene has been jonesing for for quite some time.

“Please Don’t Cry” has been described as “a smooth, catchy and upbeat track that’s channeling inspiration from Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison” (Michael Burrows). The song, which debuted on Australian radio on Monday June 18th, was produced by GRAMMY award-winning Hall of Famer and Country artist Frank Myers, Jimmy Nichols and GRAMMY award-winner Steve Marcantonio.

Michael Burrows draws listeners in with a light-hearted tune which happens to carry a very powerful message.While the overall essence of the song is rather uplifting, one will not miss the somewhat sad them which is being conveyed through the lyrical content.

Through a combination of vocal prowess and purposeful songwriting, the Australian singer and songwriter provides a striking look into a personal moment between two individuals. When Michael croons, “I would be lying, if I said I was thinking about you”, fans will quickly understand the cruel reality of the song yet relish in its sincerity.

While “Please Don’t Cry” is not your average love song and despite the fact that it shares an unapologetic perspective, Michael Burrows, through a distinct performance, soothes what might be for some, a painful and troubling experience.

Michael Burrows offers fans a melodic performance with addictive ambiance and soul-stirring musings. Music lovers who appreciate a rich blending of heartfelt lyrical content and warm vocals will love the sounds of Michael Burrows. “Please Don’t Cry” delivers a slightly nostalgic vibe and a noticeable folk feel. The song is both touching and inspiring as it navigates the complexities of heartbreak, an experience that everyone can certainly relate to.

To experience the full effect of “Please Don’t Cry”, check out the Official Lyric Video by Michael Burrows, now streaming on YouTube. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up and show some love by sharing it with your favs.

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Melbourne, Australia-based singer and songwriter Michael Burrows is an accomplished musician who has worked with performers such as Neil Finn (Crowded House) and Martha Washington. His style has been compared to bands such as the Beatles, Wilco, Eagles and Ron Sexsmith.

No stranger to the scene, Michael Burrows has performed as a solo musician and also as part of a band. His songs cover a range of complex themes to encompass family, love, home and trust. Ironically, however his songs are described as “deceptively simple” despite their complex nuances.

Having worked with a list of GRAMMY award-winning producers and writers. Michael Burrows has unleashed his latest body of work in the form of an EP titled, ‘Turn This Love Around’. The single, “Please Don’t Cry” is the first to be released from the project and so far has received critical acclaim in just a short time since its debut. Learn more about singer and songwriter Michael Burrows by following the links below. Be sure to spread the word about this amazing artist from Australia.

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Interview with Shades Band Iowa City Indie Pop Duo Breaks Ground With New EP 'Can't See The Haters'

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This month we are featuring Iowa City band Shades, a brother and sister collabo whose debut EP ‘Can’t See The Haters’ is currently making waves across the music sphere. We wanted to get some further deets on the band’s project and gain some further insight into their ethos. Check out our interview with Shades members Casey and Mary Mattes below. 

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Can each of you share with us how you got started in music?

Our dad is a professional guitar player, so we’ve grown up with music as long as we can remember. I’ve played in small bands with friends since high school, and decided to pursue music on my own while studying it in college. Once I noticed my sister’s passion for the same creative arts, I knew we needed to team up to create something amazing.

What inspired you to team up to form a band?

Music is about expression. We’ve both been through so much, and we know that our fans have too. Mary puts her heart and soul into the lyrics of each song we produce, bringing forward problems that people our age are facing daily. We wanted to find an impactful way to address these issues presented throughout life and make our fans feel as though they’re not alone.

Shades has a very eclectic sound, who would you say are some of your musical influences? What types of music is in your playlists right now?

We’re huge fans of Twenty One Pilots, Jon Bellion, AJR, and Halsey. We’ve also heard that our indie pop sound reminds fans of The Chainsmokers, Daya, and James Blake.

Shades_Cant_See_HatersWhat made you decide to come up with the name Shades for your band? What is its significance?

We wear our Shades so we can’t see the haters!

Can you describe what a typical creative session would be to come up with a new song? What goes into the whole experience that we as listeners hear on the other end.

We’ll be creating some BTS videos to demonstrate the answer to this question. But for now, I (Casey) produce instrumentals and hand them over to Mary. She writes lyrics, we record, and I mix/master the music. Our beats and lyrics stem from very personal experiences.

‘Can’t See The Haters’ is your first EP, how did you decide on the song selections for the band’s debut?

We created an array of songs, but chose these because of their importance in creating our image. They’re based around our band name and everything we stand for. And, man. This EP is just the beginning.

Most kids today are just looking for a good beat it seems, especially in the mainstream. How important do you feel lyrical content is in music?

Lyrics are everything. A song without meaningful lyrics is wasted potential.

As an indie band and being in control of all aspects of your art, are there any difficulties or challenges in putting your music out and if so what are they and how do you manage them?

It’s difficult getting your music out there for just about any band without many industry connections. We’re based out of Iowa City, IA, so that’s a tricky work-around as well. Our band manager, Teressa Mattes, is doing a great job distributing our music to our passionate fans around the globe via the internet. Mary and I are perfecting our live show now, as well as recording more dope tracks for future EPs/albums. We’re going to continue putting in the work! It’s all about the grind, after all.

How long did it take you to work on your EP?

Almost 2 months!

Now that the EP is out, how do you feel about its reception?

We love seeing the feedback on social media outlets such as Instagram and Facebook. Our fans are the best!

Can you tell us a little bit about the music scene in Iowa City?

Iowa City has a very tight knit music scene. Most bands who play here are still in college, except for the occasional more prominent artists who plays at Blue Moose. I’ve played as a solo artist at Blue Moose a number of times, and am looking forward to returning with Mary this year.

What are the best and worst things about working with your brother/sister?

We value family most out of anything out there. It’s amazing to be able to collaborate with the people you know and love, and at the same time work together to bring new experiences and ideas to the table when it comes to creating new music. We both have our own taste in music, so sometimes that delays creating new tracks, but it is always for the best. If we both approve a song we work together to produce, we know that fans of multiple genres and sounds will too!

Are there any other acts that the band would want to collaborate with in the future?

We’re down for anything.

The new year is really just starting and you definitely kicked in some doors with your project, what is next for Shades?

Keep an eye out for our next EP drop at the end of March 2018! It’s as gritty and lux as it gets…

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Shades is an American indie pop band formed in September 2017. The duo consists of siblings Casey Mattes (producer), and Mary Mattes (singer). Shades is a DIY pop group who writes, produces, and mixes/masters their own material from their home studio in Iowa City, Iowa.

Casey Mattes’ original music has been featured on “Spaced Out Magazine”, “VERSED”, and has won Artist Prolist’s Platinum Spotlight Challenge TWICE within the same year. Mary Mattes has been featured throughout Casey’s original songs over the last 4 years. Mid 2017, the brother and sister decided to combine their talents into the hit duo you see today.

Shades’ music style has been described as “dynamic”, combining elements of electropop, alternative hip hop, and EDM. Their lyrics, written by Mary, are poetry-based and reflect the all-too-real emotional states of many twenty-somethings who struggle to thrive in today’s world filled with hate.

In January of 2018, Shades dropped their first EP, “Can’t See The Haters”, consisting of 6 songs. “You can either let the hate blind you, or you can block it out,” said Casey, referring to their latest release. “This EP both introduces our band name to the world and describes the underlying meaning behind every piece of work we create. We wear our shades so we can’t see the haters, and we encourage you to do the same.” Casey continued, “This EP is just the beginning. We’re so excited to share with you what’s next.”

Their opening track on the EP, “Kill the Darkness”, was written to express the frustration built from the blossoming of an irrational, yet sweet fixation. Mary mentioned that this song represents an expression of consequence; when you let yourself recklessly fall in love with someone you can’t have, knowing damn well you’re diving into some murky morals.

In a nutshell, “Not Really Sorry” is a snarky, taunting song written about rejection. But more so, it’s lyrics represent the celebration of a sheer reluctance to compromise independence for a relationship. “Independence is an empowering trait,” said Mary. “This song for me conveys a realization of self importance and self empowerment… It’s just snarky as heck.”

Rainbowz” is by far the most unique song on the EP, loved by fans favoring all types of musical genres. “Writing this song was a unique experience. At the time I had just become homeless, so I was bunking in my car for the night. With nothing to occupy my attention, my mind fell down a Wizard of Oz rabbit hole, puzzling over how f***ing weird of a story it is, and all the conspiracy theory potential it has… Naturally, that segued into forcefully rapping about rainbows. But, in all seriousness, this song is an adaptation of the story’s concept- an interpretation reflecting my state of mind at the time.”

The statirecally written, romp of a song “American Dream” describes the current state of both our country and the world we’re forever evolving, for better or for worse. “I’m forever going to utilize social and political f***ery for creative inspiration,” stated Mary. The song lyrics take an independent stance for women and men of all traits, and implores acknowledgment from governmental personas.

Back & Forth” is an extremely catchy song about being fed up with shady powerplay in all facets of life… We’ll just let the lyrics speak for themselves:

Back and forth

lamenting the natural course

up and down of a power source

we’re stuck in a game, an oscillation

and I’m borrowed time

i’m reaching a decline

for a twisted rendition

of something more divine”

The title track, “Can’t See The Haters” started out as an instrumental track which Casey composed between midnight and the early morning hours of one single week. Mary was given the song, & told to “run with it”, both vocally and lyrically. Mary explained, “For a while, it was just ‘Sad Song in F’. We wanted something genuine and impactful for this song. It took delving straight into my feels and digging out my most vulnerable self to pull together the exact sound and feeling.” This anthem of a song is a fervent breath of fresh air in the music industry today. “Can’t See The Haters” is quickly becoming an intoxicating, enduring crowd favorite among fans.

Shades’ unique mix of indie pop and alternative hip hop has become a crowd-pleasing genre which the duo has used to gain a massive following in their hometown. It won’t be long before their music is sung by audiences across the nation!

Listen to Shades’ Single “Can’t See The Haters”

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Shades Can’t See The Haters EP-Casts a Brilliant Light through the Darkness Relatable, Gritty and Intoxicatingly Beautiful

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Iowa City Indie pop duo Shades recently released their debut EP ‘Can’t See The Haters’. The band, which consists of siblings Casey Mattes (producer) and Mary Mattes (vocalist) is squad goals. After all, some of the best bands have had the sibling connection (Good Charlotte, My Chemical Romance) so it only makes sense that Shades’ undertaking is purely in sync. ‘Can’t See The Haters’ consists of 6 singles, all of which showcase the band’s performance prowess, vocal talents, songwriting skills, and musicianship.

Though Shades is considered an indie pop collective, upon first listen it is evident that their music has a distinct mainstream appeal. Listeners will capture elements of alternative rock, hip-hop and EDM music. Casey and Mary are dialed into the sounds that are current today, the sounds that mean the most to younger audiences.  

Even though their music expresses a strong sensibility for what is trendy, Shades’ sound is by no means basic. ‘Can’t See The Haters’ is a complex formulation of luminescent melodies, inspiring lyrical content, and youthful vibrance. Though Shades’ inception is relatively new, it is evident that the respective artists have been working diligently to craft their sounds for quite some time. We’ll take you through the 6 tracks on the EP and share a few highlights, but we highly recommend delving into the sounds of Shades for yourself to gain the full experience.

The Music

The first song on the EP is “Not Really Sorry” which casts a very bright light in terms of ambiance. The song has a pleasantly rebellious flair that is reminiscent to Tay Tay’s 1989. No shade (no pun intended!) we totally love Tay Tay but let’s keep it one to the hundred, “Not Really Sorry” has much more bounce and goes to places where Miss Swift probably wouldn’t dare. The track is edgy but not gritty, spirited but not vexed.

“Not Really Sorry” is layered with ear-pleasing instrumentals, delivering a fun pop sound with a bit of dirty bass making it a perfectly cool club sound factor or a laid-back chill tune. The song presents a fusion of synth-infused EDM, dreamy melodies and cooling ambient waves. Fans of pop and EDM blends will enjoy the festive feel of the song.

Although the track has an elevated feel, the lyrical content contrasts the vibe of the song. Mary expresses some frustration with a relationship and asks some pertinent questions that seem to lead to some form of self-discovery. Mary sings, “I’m not the type to follow your agenda”, which speaks to the freeing feelings associated with being independent. She goes on to sing, “maybe, we’ll see I’ll try to stick around, if you try to hold your ground, there is no guarantee”. This is a theme that anyone can relate to in terms of balancing a relationships and personal aspirations. We get the feeling that Mary feels no regret if she has to shelf a partner, friend or foe and focus on her goals, we can dig that.

The next track on the EP that fans will get to absorb is “Kill The Darkness” a dynamic track with a fantastic hybrid of electronic music elements. As the song progressives listeners will experience a wave of emotions as expressed through vocals and music intertwined. Once again, listeners will encounter a production that deals with the changing tides of human relations. “Kill The Darkness” conveys a conflicted experience that will resound with listeners.

As Mary sings, “we got problems, the list runs as long as the road that’s before us”, she makes no mistake to still mention, that she has “tunnel vision”. We really appreciate being able to experience the raw emotion behind this track which is complemented by the instrumentals. Mary showcases the diverse range of her skills by also spitting a few rap bars on this track, doing so in the most poetic manner.

“Kill The Darkness” starts of with warm set of melodies which quickly transform into electrifying sonic waves and dub sequences which roar across the mix. The track has an interesting tropical vibe that is temperate but also refreshing. The vibe of the track is energetic, uplifting and sensory.

Following, “Kill The Darkness” is the fitting mix, “Rainbowz” which has a grittier edge. At this point in the EP it is clear that the songs are arranged in such a manner to tell a story. “Rainbowz” takes a very direct approach and also has a slightly darker ambiance than the previous tracks, despite its title. The song morphs before the ears, delivering a multifaceted listening experience that journeys from street to dreamy and dark to light with vocal musings.

“Rainbowz” transitions through classical sounding instrumentals to cinematic waves and beyond urban-laced beats. The track has a deep dark base line and sharp percussive accents. Ambient waves peer through the arrangement while stretchy synths linger in harmony with Mary’s vocals which alter from theatrical to gritty rap.

“Rainbowz” is truly an artistic production that is deep in terms of lyrical content and complex in terms of musical production. The song is as aggressive as it is subtle and as uplifting as it is pensive. By the song’s finish, fans will feel an odd sense of elation and a touch of hope as delicate melodies and an epic vocal performance gently fade out.

A song that tells another moving story while showing off the band’s wide rage is “American Dream”. The track offers an orchestrated sound that is mashed up with a folksy feel and retro pop vibe. The song deals with many different topics and issues that are relevant today, making the song timely. Despite the energetic feel of the track, there are some heavy messages expressed through the songwriting.

When, Mary sings, “What would you say if I stood up an walked the fuck away”, listeners can feel frustrations with conventional means. The song is sung from several different perspective which creates an interesting balance in the storytelling. The focus of the song toggles in such a way that it conveys a series of emotions that range from anger and frustration to contentment and resolve. Lyrics that stick out which sum up the experience are “My dream is not your dream, but I really like it”.

Shades bring the tempo down on “Back & Forth”, another powerful song with enticing instrumentals and a compelling vocal performance. “Back & Forth” introduces fans to a different side of Shades, one that will not be experienced in the previous tracks. This song which also delivers quintessential songwriting, is immense though it plays out like lounge staple. Mary gives a sultry vocal performance over grooving sonic layers for a completely infectious experience.

Shades slays on this song in more ways than one. Mary sings, “Catch me and lock me up, cuz you’re in control, you’re on top” and then “ you out of line, a rogue detonator and when your trigger’s pulled my walls are fallin’ down’. We are here for this explosive track that is delivered with such subtlety that it will either hypnotize you into submission or leave you picking up the pieces.

We’re excited about the instrumentals on this track because they are a delectable fusion of throwback synths and futuristic ambient waves with a faint hip-hop vibe. “Back & Forth” is complicated and intoxicatingly beautiful.

‘Can’t See The Haters’ concludes with the title track, a song which starts out with cinematic waves and rich piano melodies. The song performs like a dark street ballad as each layer slowly builds from the dark, converging with illuminated moments before returning to shadowy areas. Fans will enjoy the changing textures of this track which convey feely vibes and an emotional vocal performance.

Shades gives listeners strong lyrical content and powerful songwriting that lingers in the mind touching on realistic complexities. Few artists are able to do this while also bringing good music to the table. Often we are forced to accept one or the other and take the trade-offs as they come for the sake of mainstream entertainment. “Can’t See The Haters” accomplishes the daunting task of putting out great music that speaks to the spirit while delivering powerful messages. Check out the single, “Can’t See The Haters” on Spotify.

Listen to Shades “Can’t See The Haters”  on Spotify

‘Can’t See The Haters’ by Shades is a street anthem for today’s millennial. The band touches on relevant themes that will resonate with listeners from coast to coast. Shades has discovered a way to connect with fans through inspiring performances that are both fearless and entertaining. Through descriptive storytelling, reverberating music and uncomfortable conversations, Shades ironically brings to light the challenges faced by young people on a wide scale. If you enjoy bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Chainsmokers, and Paramore, and artists such as Halsey and Melanie Martinez, you will enjoy the sounds of Shades.

Shades Band_Can't See The HatersHailing from Iowa City, IA, Shades is a “DIY pop group” meaning they write, produce, mix and master their own material right from their own studio. The producer and singer-songwriter duo are brother and sister and their eclectic sound has been described as “dynamic”. Shades is known for blending together facets of electropop, alternative, hip-hop and EDM. Mary, the vocalist of the team pens the lyrics and they are often rooted in poetry while also reflecting the ethos of twenty-somethings who struggle to thrive in today’s world filled with hate.” (Shades)

Shades released their debut EP ‘Can’t See The Haters’ in January 2018. About their project the band’s producer Casey states, “You can either let the hate blind you, or you can block it out”. Casey goes on to say, “This EP introduces our band name to the world and describes the underlying meaning behind every piece of work we create. We wear our Shades so we can’t see the haters and we encourage you to do the same.” Casey lets fans know, “This EP is just the beginning, We’re so excited to share with you what’s next”.

Shades’ music is a fusion of indie pop and alternative hip hop, a genre which today’s millennial music lovers are drawn to. The duo continues to make ground with their music as they a have already amassed a legion of loyal followers from their hometown. It is just a matter of time before Shades becomes a household name and their songs are being sung by a global audience. Learn more about Shades by following the links below.

Connect with Shades Music

Listen on Spotify http://spoti.fi/2EYU4Qy

Visit  https://www.shadesbandofficial.com

Check out Shades’ EPK: https://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/shadesbandofficial

Like on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cantseethehaters/

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The Wyatt Act Everything’s Fine Music Video Release A humorous visual and oddly familiar experience

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If you’ve ever gotten tired of the small chit chatter from people who probably don’t actually give a smoking hot shit, then you’ll appreciate the latest release from The Wyatt Act “Everything’s Fine”. In fact, the song perfectly sums up daily life for many here in the Golden State. Turn your speakers up and check out The Wyatt Act perform “Everything’s Fine”, then let us know how YOU’RE doing.

 

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San Francisco-based band The Wyatt Act is an experimental Slam Rock band that is known for their distinct sound, bold personalities and high-energy performances. Band members include, Guinevere Q (Bass and Vocals), Breakfast (Sax, Keys, Keytar and Vocals), Jason Young who goes by the moniker Young Sun (Drums, Guitar and Vocals) and Karissa McKelvey who goes by the moniker Captain KMac (Trumpet and Vocals). The Wyatt Act is currently touring throughout California, check out the links below for more music and tour dates.

 

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Nick Lamb “Simple Man” – An Authentic Rock Performance A Revealing at Look Love Minus the Material Things

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Singer, Songwriter and Musician Nick Lamb just released a new song titled “Simple Man”. In a time when materialism seems to reign supreme and relationships seem to be born out of interest, Nick Lamb is singing a completely different tune. The rock performer suggests, “maybe love is all we need”. It sounds like Nick is on to something and we just had to take a listen.

“Simple Man” is an inspiring rock song with a touching message. Fans who have not had the opportunity to listen to the track can expect to hear heartwarming guitar melodies and Nick’s soul-stirring vocals. “Simple Man” is an entertaining performance which will reveal an authentic perspective on love and life.

As Nick Lamb sings, “yeah I’m just a simple man doing the best I can, just trying to make ends meet”, he connects with everyday listeners who happen to come from all walks in life. As we are constantly bombarded with glitzy images, gold-digger types and social climbers on social media and on reality television, it is sometimes hard to stop for a moment and appreciate the simple things in life. Nick Lamb’s “Simple Man” reminds us that love is not all about what someone can do for you or what someone can give to you, but genuine friendship and affection.

The California-based singer and songwriter has penned a fantastic song. In terms of the lyrics on song, Nick delivers heartfelt verses and an infectious chorus. The song makes contemporary references that speak to matters of the heart and the struggles that individuals face in trying to navigate through relationships. Nick keeps it one hundred and lets it be known that, “Now I can’t buy you diamond rings and no fancy clothes you gonna get from me”. Nick is not here to promise the moon and stars but he assures that he is there to be a friend in any time of need.

Not only can we appreciate that Nick Lamb isn’t here for the broken promises and is unapologetically rock and roll with his guitar in tow, but he also showcases his singing prowess on “Simple Man”. The singer gives a soothing vocal performance as he croons his verses which are woven within the song. Nick’s voice is warm and inviting, a calming escape from the often jagged, unpolished and redundant sounds of popular music.

“Simple Man” is aesthetically pleasing with regards to its crafty layers. The song performs like an acoustic ballad, conveying emotion through each chord. Nick delivers a textured auditory experience that is both dynamic and soothing. The vibe of “Simple Man” is relaxed, allowing listeners to focus intently on the lyrical content of the performance.

Nick Lamb’s latest release is an exceptional fusion of soulful rock sounds. Nick gives an incredible performance that will resonate with fans who appreciate uncut music with calming ambiance and a relevant message. “Simple Man” is an original song that embodies the spirit of rock and roll from its earliest days through the present. Nick’s style is unique and the message on his song even more extraordinary. Nick Lamb encourages listeners to appreciate the things in life and love that simply cannot be bought.

Listen to Nick Lamb “Simple Man”

 



 

Nick Lamb MusicAccording to Nick Lamb, “music is the soul’s interpretation of life’s moments”. Hailing from a small coal town in Central PA, Nick was the third son of a musical couple Tom and Lorraine Lamb. Tom, Nick’s father was known about town and recognized as a local celebrity because he played music and performed country on local rock and roll radio stations and at town functions. Nick’s father was recognized for his voice, charm and acoustic guitar, ultimately “bringing down the house” during his performances. WPHB in Philipsburg, PA held an all-day tribute in Tom’s honor when he passed away.

Nick’s mother, Lorraine was a passionate writer who juggled managing the home, raising 5 boys and being a wife to Tom who was affectionately named “the Animal!” (Nick Lamb). Lorraine wrote 3 romances, one contemporary novel using a traditional typewriter and conducting research for her work at the public library. Nick says Lorraine was the “greatest author you’ve never read!” She once told him, “you have the best parts of both your Father and I” (Nick Lamb).

Around the age of 13, Nick received his most prized gift which was a one-speaker cassette deck and two Def Leppard cassette tapes. It was at this time that he started to dream of a career in  music.

Nick’s foray into a music career was inevitable, sealed by fate as he suggests. He is a self-taught musician who not only sings, but plays the guitar, bass and drums. At 29, Nick Lamb earned his Bachelor’s degree in film and video at Penn State University and later went on to get his MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University.

Nick has a variety of influences in creating his signature sound. According to Nick, “there is something special about a guitar accompanying a great rhythm section that awakens his spirit inside” (Nick Lamb).

Though Nick grew up in poverty, it did not stop him from from appreciating some of the best things in life to include family, friends and passion. He was able to see beyond the superficial and now writes music about personal moments in his own life, friendships he has made along the way. To Nick Lamb, music is his religion and he has been described as a master at capturing emotions in life’s moments through storytelling and composition. Though Nick respects all genres of music, he has a special preference for Rock & Roll. Nick says, “life is a storm and music is one of the may forms of shelter we seek” (Nick Lamb). For Nick, music has provided shelter his entire life (Nick Lamb).

Learn more about Nick Lamb by following the links below.

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New Music Releases by Eyal Erlich Showcase A Rare Encounter with Alternative Rock An Earnest Undertaking with Relatable Themes.

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Tel Aviv-based singer and songwriter Eyal Erlich recently released a collection of singles on the popular music streaming platform Soundcloud.He is a talented musician who performs Indie Alternative Rock. His new song releases deal with topics of life, love and loss.

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Eyal Erlich is a multifaceted performing artist that has placed his live recordings on digital for fans who have embraced his sound with vigor. Check out our thoughts on the artist’s latest music releases below…

The Alternative Rock song “All In All”, is an acoustic sounding performance with contrasting melodies. Listeners will feel relaxed when listening to this song. “All In All” is a textured performance which expresses the various facets of rock music from its early ages to present day. Although Eyal’s sound encompasses a variety of influences, “All in All” is performed with great distinction.

“All In All” appeals to the senses. It delivers hypnotizing energy as the singer beguiles audiences with his vocals. Fans will feel a deep connection to the performance. The song moves from frustrated to optimistic. “All In All” channels a diverse range of elements to not only rock and folk music but modern alternative influences.

Observing the songwriting angle on “All In All”, he demonstrates once again his natural inclination as a wordsmith. While the poetic nature of “All In All” is profound, Erlich makes experiencing the performance so easy. The song, while bringing out its own complexities in terms of how the lyrics are arranged, is likely to resonate with fans who are able to connect with the very personal story being shared.

Listen to Eyal Erlich “All In All”


The performer draws fans further into his unique realm of sound with the deep, churning performance on “It Don’t Seem Right”. Though subtle, those that hear the track will sense all of the musical elements of the song in their hearts. Listeners will appreciate the melodies and harmonies as well.

Once again, Erlich shares with fans his wide range and skillful control of each note. Through his vocal performance, fans are not only able to become engrossed in the music but also allow the lyrics to slowly soak the senses. Often times an artist’s unique voice is lost in the sound. Eyal on the other hand creates a delicate balance between both which is undeniably remarkable. Like waves in a rising sea, his voice transitions between low and raspy to slightly elevated and noticeably crisp. The navigation through his vocal performance is comfortably gradual permitting the audience to savor each moment on the song.

“It Don’t Seem Right” is another Alternative Rock performance, however in terms of songwriting, the structure does seem to be built on several popular rock conventions as well as influences from other genres such as blues and folk. “It Don’t Seem Right” offers a very distinct ambiance that is deep, soulful and slightly dusty.  The singer and songwriter shares that the song is about questioning life, music, love and career wondering how a person can feel as if something is just not right though everything seems to be going great.

Listen to Eyal Erlich “It Don’t Seem Right”


Fans who enjoy indie music will love the melodic but often melancholy ambiance on the song “Pain”. The musician, through music and performance illustrates some very heartfelt moments. The song is vastly different from some of the other performances that he has given fans, however it is equally as fitting. With regards to originality, “Pain” is unequivocal.

As we have already established, the songwriter has a very distinct vocal performance. He sings softly over this particular song. He delivers a youthful sounding voice but audiences will still connect with the inspirations that led to developing such intense translations of experiences into music. In fact, the artist tells us that the song is about sexual abuse or the rape of a loved one a topic that is very timely right now.

Eyal boldly presses forth with another display of flawless songwriting. In fact, fans who encountered “Pain” have described the vibe as being intense, touching, heavenly and pure. Erlich performs with a soulful voice that resounds deep within the psyche. He delivers a fresh and unforgettable sound that calmly croons freely.

Listen to Eyal Erlich “Pain”

Another heartfelt song is “Mourning Love”. “Mourning Love” is a moving song that churns out at a slow but building tempo. As progressive layers cascade along this feely performance, Eyal stirs up detailed visuals for audiences.

“Mourning Love” is developed with exquisite instrumentation. Though the song is heavy in terms of ambiance, the musical score is light on the ear. Even when he  quickens the riffs and increases the pitch periodically throughout the performance, it is done so in an aesthetic manner.

The musician clearly has a knack for songwriting and this shows to be true on “Mourning Love”. The verses on the song are incredibly expresses as he slowly delivers each one over the elegant acoustics. He uses relevant symbols to express the depth behind each verse, singing verses such as “although she comes in mysterious ways she shines and shines on” and “when beauty dies” for example.  His songwriting style is easy to absorb and telling enough to be meaningful to the audience. According to the songwriter, “Mourning” is actually about the death of a loved one or lover which of course everyone can relate to at some point in life.

Listen to Eyal Erlich “Mourning Love”


Another song about death is “Rain” which is scored by the melodic sound of a strumming guitar. The singer gives a strong performance with the downtempo recording which is very moving unto itself. “Rain” presents a smooth production with soothing melodies.

On the track, Eyal showcases his songwriting prowess with a collection of poetic lyrics. Through Erlich’s voice, audiences are able to tap into the emotion behind the song and it’s verses. As he sings, “love is a blind adventure”…fans will quickly come to know the intricate metaphors that the singer-songwriter incorporates to tell a very vivid story such as the verses “lay down your empty body” which we think represents a body whose soul has left or “skies sing your gentle breeze” which we feel might reference the spirit of a loved. There are so many lovely yet painful verses on “Rain”, each holding very significant meaning which has thus far been captured by audiences and received well.

The musician has a unique sounding voice which is conveyed through all of his tracks including ‘Rain’. Through his voice, fans are able to experience the music and lyrical content of the song with awe and appreciation. Listeners will get lost in the sadness and pain on this track. Erlich is clearly a talented musician with a compelling voice. He carries a rare tune with indescribable range while sometimes expressing quivering waves which leaves fans lingering with chills up and down the spine.

Listen to Eyal Erlich “Rain”


As fans eagerly await more music from Eyal Erlich, his current fans and followers are raving over his latest song releases. As a singer-songwriter and musician, he is introducing to music lovers an exceptional experience that will remain with them infinitely. Each of the artist’s songs contains his signature style. He delivers heartwarming melodies and compelling verses on every performance and he is in tune with modern nuances while sometimes drawing on conventional inspirations. His music in fact, is inspiring, gathering fans into a very personal realm and sharing intimate musings that they will most often find to be relatable.

About the Artist

Eyal Erlich

Eyal Erlich is originally from Israel but moved to the United States at the age of 5. He lived in Miami, FL and New York. While in the U.S. he was exposed to different styles of music including the English band the Beatles through his father.

Erlich started playing the guitar between the ages of 14 and 15 having been influenced by an uncle who was a classical guitarist. Since then, the singer-songwriter has performed music on and off even taking a break for about a decade. It has been only in the last 2 years that he has performed in Israel. As recent as September 2017, he embarked on an Israeli Tour, booking over 100 gigs through October 2018.

The Israeli-based musician is set to begin work on his debut album in February. He is now looking to tour Europe and the United States in the near future as new offers have started to pour in. In recent months, the musician has released several tracks on Soundcloud and they have all been well received. The releases have garnered millions of plays and just as many positive comments from his fans.

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Sam Neher “What You Gonna Do About It” ft. Vivian Lam- Original Music for the Soul A Compelling Performance from the Album ‘Travels to Nowhere’

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The latest music release by Sam Neher “What You Gonna Do About It” ft. Vivian Lam from his album ‘Travels to Nowhere’ is a slow-tempo song that carries a catchy tune. Sam Neher creates an entertaining fusion of pleasant melodies, smooth vocals and tranquil instrumentals. The track consists of ambient waves, the orchestrated sounds of the violin, deep grooves of indie-soul and drum and guitar sequences which are unmistakably rock. Sam’s vocal performance on “What You Gonna Do About It” is compelling and his songwriting as an artist is inspirational. In fact, we were blown away by this artist’s talent and cannot wait to share it with you! Check out our music roundup below…

Sam Neher is clearly a great musician and fantastic singer. Fans of the art will find this to be true when first coming into contact with the musician’s work. Sam spent over 200 hours in the studio putting together his project ‘Travels to Nowhere’ and we must say that the album is certainly impressive.

On the track, “What You Gonna Do About It”, Sam performs with a soulful voice that has a calming ambiance. He has a youthful tone when he sings, one that will most certainly resound with younger audiences. The song opens up with gentle harmonies sung by Sam along with a musical accompaniment to include a deep percussive sequence, the pensive strumming of a guitar and emotive piano chords. Instrumentally, the song transitions to complement the tonal changes in Sam’s voice and his personality at specific moments on the track. His voice as an instrument works well to communicate the message embedded within his song. As a vocalist, he showcases himself to be a calming force.

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As “What You Gonna Do About It” progresses, the song delivers textured sound layers that navigate through various tempos and levels. The track, which is more alternative rock than pop has some very cinematic nuances mostly driven through a compelling string performance which expressed throughout the entire track. There are some pop vibes that are conveyed through some bouncy notes ⅓ of the way through the song when Sam sings, ‘“reap what you sew and I’ll share with you and it’s not a place that you want to see”. This measure quickly morphs into a melodic phrase which then opens up into an acoustic section where the singer scats a few harmonies before converging with the string and percussion-infused chorus.

The lyrical content on “What You Gonna Do About It” is deceived by the title itself. Prior to listening, audiences may expect to hear just another pop song, but this is not at all the case. “What You Gonna Do About It” shares an copious amount of songwriting. Each verse on the song is penned with poetic lyrics. For example, Sam sings, “turning pages on a park bench, the pages of your life that are turning too fast”. He asks, “what are you gonna do about it?”. Sam later sings, waiting on the payphone, and the land line stops ringing”, “what you gonna do about it?”. The verses on the song are powerful and likely to get listeners thinking about significant moments in their life. Sam is sure to let audiences know that he can relate.

Sam uses a selection of vivid imagery to create a sonic experience. Through every verse, fans can visualize with great detail and imagination what is taking place on the track. He brings it down with an inspiring chorus and hook using metaphors such as, “caught in the water of the open sea” and “fire’s in the air like the Fourth of July” and “the story of a leaf in a cloud of blue”. The singer tells audiences that the world isn’t some glitzy show, he wants to know what’s really going behind the facade.

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Sam Neher_New Music“What You Gonna Do About It” is a must-add song for your playlist. Sam Neher has delivered an original song which contains all of the makings of a hit. “What You Gonna Do About It” will have listeners playing it over and over again because of its soothing energy, descriptive songwriting and of course Sam’s infectious vocals. The song is by no means basic as it is a complex composition which includes many layers and a great deal of depth. We would suggests taking a several listens with your eyes closed to really connect with complete body of work especially if you appreciate musicality over the simplistic beats often heard today.

If you like listening to the sounds of artists such as Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth or Adam Levine, you will enjoy listening to Sam’s latest release.

Sam just released a music video for “What You Gonna Do About It?” on YouTube. The video takes audiences on an artistic journey into one couple’s relationship troubles. Videography for the visual work was done by Santiago Bukovsky. The scenes include a beautiful ballet dance performance by Jennifer Sun and montages of Sam performing his song. Fans will get to see Sam as not only a singer but also a multi-instrumentalist! The video presents some touching moments that will strike a chord with audiences. Check out the music video for “What You Gonna Do About It” below. Be sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends.


Sam Neher is a recording artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The singer-songwriter and musician is of French and American descent and grew up in France until he was 17 years old. Having gained inspiration from his personal life experiences and travels he’s been able to, “weave songs that combine lyrical journeys, intricate storytelling and heavy harmonies” (Sam Neher). Sam is a pediatrician by day and “hopes that his music can soothe what medicine often cannot: the soul” (Sam Neher).

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Scandic Tribe Highly-Anticipated Light At the End Album An Awe-Inspiring Rock Journey for the Ages

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‘Light at the End’, the upcoming album release from Copenhagen-based band Scandic Tribe is certain to bring a highly-addictive series of rock-infusions for music fans around the globe. Since the band’s inception in 2015, they have crafted an original sound that is deeply-rooted in their Nordic culture and genuine passion for music. ‘Light at the End’ will undoubtedly be an exhilarating listening experience for the sweeping crowd of music lovers currently spanning the music space.

While ‘Light at the End’ is scheduled for its official release on March 6th, 2018. We are here for the sounds of Scandic Tribe and the girls at G&S are pleased to give you a sneak preview into what you can expect from this spectacular Scandinavian band.

Envisioning the Light

First, Scandic Tribe’s ‘Light at the End’ will consist of 11 tracks total. You can expect that this expansive selection of tracks will provide an excellent opportunity for the band to demonstrate their vast artistic range in terms of their musicianship and prowess as performers. If you are looking for a nice robust album that will provide non-stop entertainment, ‘Light at the End’ will deliver. While music lovers ‘round the world will have to wait just a few more weeks to get the full Scandic Tribe experience, we will attempt to dissect the tracks, peeling out some distinct layers to explain why ‘Light at the End’ is a must-have album for your collection in 2018.

Scandic Tribe opens ‘Light at the End’ with a moving 2 minute introduction which happens to wrapped up in slow churning guitar chords. Between the dreamy melodies played on the intro, an inspiring message is spoken over the track. Phrases such as “Surround yourself with only positive people”, “don’t let anyone bring you down”, “lead the way”  and  “positivity is the key” are offered as the precursor of what is to come.

Following the introduction is a grimy guitar-driven rock song titled “Dusty Sunrise”. Scandic Tribe delivers a sleepless production with intense instrumentals and gripping vocals. Pounding percussion rocks out on this invigorating song which warms the soul. Commanding electric guitar riffs scream as the band performs infectious vocal harmonies. “Dusty Sunrise” is a soul-stirring song that never releases you from an organic high.

The next cut on ‘Light at the End’ is “Only Time Will Heal”, a rising wave of epic sounds and classic rock nuances. While singing a remarkable tune, the band draws fans in with an addicting flurry of powerful instrumentals to include magnetic guitar performances and possessing melodies. There is something very theatrical about “Only Time Will Heal”. The dynamic song would make a wonderful soundtrack for a coming of age film or reawakening of some sort.

‘Heaven’, the next song on ‘Light at the End’ takes a different approach compared to the previous two performances. The song teases with a relaxed introduction before it morphs into another stunning display. Through awe-inspiring chords and surging vocals, ‘Heaven’ slowly rises and crests into a soul-inspiring showcase of contrasting waves. Gritty instrumentation is intertwined within dark percussion and bass while the band’s notable Nordic melodies can be heard half-way through, giving a nostalgic vibe from an earlier time period. After Scandic Tribe’s performance of ‘Heaven’, what remains are chills all up and down the spine.

A song with a distinct rebellious attitude is ‘Revolution of Confusion’, which opens up with another dirty guitar riff, deep drum sequence and the familiar sounding “do you see what I see, do you feel what I feel”. As Scandic Tribe asks listeners to join the revolution as they deliver a sound reminiscent to those of Black Sabbath. ‘Revolution of Confusion’ is a memorable performance with a recognizable metal essence and the innate genius to reach a wide audience.

“Life is Good” is an emotional performance with a slower tempo. The song kindles the spirit with powerful instrumental melodies and inspiring songwriting. The lyrics of the song offer a hopeful perspective while the smooth sounds captivate. Scandic Tribe offers a marvelous contrast between each song, showcasing a boundless range of diversity and a myriad of musical influences.

The title track “Light At The End” is a legendary song that is heartwarming but somber. The lively instrumentation on the song contrasts with the poignant lyrics within the songwriting. With all elements blended together, “Light At The End” presents an extraordinary performance that lingers on after the song concludes.

The instrumental “Angel” is an aesthetic performance and ideal follow up to “Light at the End”. “Angel” communicates through music, a myriad of emotions while holding the listeners attention firmly. The instrumental is very raw and acoustic however it performs like a prism, casting a wide spectrum of textures and luminescent layers.

“Angel” leads into the “My Sweet Baby Valentine” which is a song that delivers a completely different vibe than the earlier performances on the album. “My Sweet Baby Valentine” is another heartwarming performance however it does convey a rather somber tune. The album truly contains some intricate story-telling rather than just some repetitive lines thus igniting the listener’s curiosity about the sources of inspiration for each of the songs.

The subtle vibes continue on “Heroes”, an iconic performance that pays homage to the brave. “Heroes” is a multifaceted song that includes a rainbow of colorful riffs that vary in tempo and pitch. The song has a catchy and emotive chorus that casts a bright light on the overall message delivered. Whereas “Light At The End” and “My Sweet Baby Valentine” embody retroactive nuances circa 90s rock and alternative, “Heroes” goes even further back with a folksy feel yet the song is fascinatingly modern.

‘Light at the End’ concludes with “Sad Time II”, a suave rock-fusion with folk influences and country elements. Scandic Tribe brings their overarching message of light and love home on “Sad Time II”. Though there are dark moments that happen on this track as accentuated by the slow-moving instrumental performance, rays of light can be experienced through the chorus which offers a brighter perspective. As the band sings, “let the good times roll, let the sad times go” listeners are left with feelings of hope and optimism.

Scandic Tribe, with ‘Light at the End’ has introduces music fans to an exceptional body of work which is as imaginative as it is inspiring. While the album ventures down some incredibly gloomy paths, they are overcome by luminescent moments. Scandic Tribe provokes a range of emotions that sway effortlessly from riveting highs to melancholy lows, each perfectly articulated through music.

Fans who have the opportunity to experience ‘Light at the End’ upon its release should expect a earnest performance that reaches deep into the pit of one’s soul. Through intricate storytelling and fervent musicianship, fans will experience a stunning sonic display. The combination of sound and songwriting on the album suggest that there is a great force at work and Scandic Tribe has been crowned the vessel by which to carry it forward. Ultimately, the band provides a relevant story for audiences to behold. On ‘Light at the End’, rock is abundant and the chronicles of life infinite. This is an album that will essentially set you free.

‘Light at the End’ is a timely showcase that is fit for all audiences without regard to geographic location or musical preference. While the band makes no mistake to include elements that are near and dear to the core of their sounds and exquisite heritage, it is a plight that is to be respected and appreciated by all. With March 6th, 2018 is just a few weeks away and fans are eagerly waiting for the debut release. Our suggestion is to get ready because Scandic Tribe is poised to take listeners on a highly-emotional, metaphorical roller-coaster that will either leave you laughing for crying but either way is certain to spark the flames of change.

Behind the Music

Scandic Tribe

Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandic Tribe was formed in 2015. The Scandinavian-based rock band represents the collaboration between Morten G.P. and Thomas Økland, two friends with a strong inclination towards music.

Scandic Tribe joined forces with internationally recognized producer Roy Z (Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Judas Priest) and mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Meat Loaf) for their upcoming debut release. The band is known for delivering a unique style which encompasses a fusion of influences to include: rock, folk, hard rock and heavy metal. Scandic Tribe’s sound has been described as on that is, “guitar-driven rock sound, with catchy melodies and memorable hooks, is inspired by classic rock mixed with a modern touch and hint of Nordic flair” (scandictribe.com).

The band’s upcoming album release ‘Light at the End’ is scheduled to debut on March 6th, 2018. ‘Light at the End’ will feature 11 tracks total which shed light on the band’s unique sound. While music fans eagerly await the release of the album, Scandic Tribe is focused on “promoting positivity and approaching music with an open mind” (scandictribe.com). The band is very proud of their heritage, which is largely a part of their distinct sound. Learn more about Scandic Tribe by visiting the links below.

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Rex Macadangdang The Pasadena Sessions EP Indie-Pop with Retro Ambiance Past Meets Present in a Spectacular Show of Musicianship

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LA-based singer, songwriter and musician Rex Macadangdang has released his EP ‘The Pasadena Sessions’. The EP is a moving collection of 4 original songs which are certain to cast an infinite spotlight on the gifted artist. Rex Macadangdang showcases his musical prowess and impeccable vocals on ‘The Pasadena Sessions’ as if creating good music is as natural as breathing; perhaps, for Rex Macadangdang it is.

The girls at G&S had the opportunity to experience the sounds of the California musician and much to our delight we didn’t want ‘The Pasadena Sessions’ to end, and you won’t either. The EP is the quintessential fusion of past meets present in what could only be described as a spectacular performance by Rex Macadangdang.

Exploring ‘The Pasadena Sessions’

Rex Macadangdang opens ‘The Pasadena Sessions’ with a light-hearted performance on “Beautiful and Amazing”. The song offers fans uplifting instrumental progressions and emotive vocals. “Beautiful and Amazing” has a distinct retro vibe that transports listeners back to the 1970s. Rex Macadangdang gives a youthful vocal performance that is bursting with genuine personality. As a vocalist, he performs harmonies with a vast range, drawing fans in with every note. “Beautiful and Amazing” is a song that speaks to the mind and soul with positivity. It is a feel-good song that radiates fresh melodies and euphoric ambiance.

The second song on the EP, “Gimmie Love” is a sonically-enticing track which also has  nostalgic nuances. Rex continues to send out positive vibes with optimistic songwriting. “Gimmie Love” has a festive indie-folk feel and could easily be the type of song that connects humans and bridges gaps. Rex Macadangdang is bring forth messages that we as music listeners do not get to experience very often but need so desperately.  It is most pleasing when an artist strays from the status-quo and develops their own style despite what is considered “trendy” at the time.

Another must-have song on the EP is “Melody”, a suave production with soulful horns, delicate melodies and infectious guitar chords. “Melody” is another impressive production that blasts in from the past and arrives in the present day. The song delivers warm harmonies and poetic lyrics. Rex Macadangdang sheds light on his diverse scope of work as an artist and demonstrates how he is able to connect with audiences using a combination of reflective and introspective songwriting.

Rex Macadangdang released an Official Music video to accompany “Melody”. Check out the visuals for the song, streaming on YouTube below.

Watch Rex Macadangdang “Melody” ft. Annie Hardy (Official Music Video)

The last song on the ‘The Pasadena Sessions’ is “Walking in The Rain”. “Walking in the Rain” is an upbeat performance that will capture the attention of listeners with its distinct rock tune. The song skips ahead a couple of decades and is reminiscent to sounds of 80s bands such as Culture Club, channeling the pop-infused elements that reached audiences on a global scale.

‘The Pasadena Sessions’ is an immaculate body of work delivered by a truly gifted and talented artist. Rex Macadangdang has honed his style and developed a bona fide sound. The four songs on the EP showcase the various facets of Rex Macadangdang as an accomplished musician who is able to communicate the human experience through his craft.

Connecting with music fans using inspiring messages and powerful songwriting is a rarity in a pop-motivated culture however, Rex brings music back around to its core. He delivers carefully crafted sounds and relevant messages that are filled with substance. ‘The Pasadena Sessions’ offers a diverse selection of sounds for your playlist that happen to great for any occasion.  Whether you are looking to be entertained with catchy tunes, are seeking inspiration, or simply need a jolt to keep going, Rex Macadangdang will certainly guide you on the right path.  

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A native of Kansas City and now based in Los Angeles, CA, singer and songwriter Rex Macadangdang is a musical force to be reckoned with. The musician is known for his indie-pop style which has been likened to legendary groups such as the Beatles, The Kinks and The La’s. Rex introduces original music for fans who will discover that his musical influences span across a large terrain to include musicians such as Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and Michael Jackson to name a few.

Rex, who performs at legendary venues in Los Angeles such as The Viper Room, State Social House and Bar 20 had a passion for music but was not always comfortable on the stage. Early on he was faced with stage fright but after working hard to overcome the challenge, he was able to turn his passion into reality. According to Rex Macadangdang, his “passion for music is undying, finding in it a solace and healing that demands sharing and collaboration” (rexmusical.com).

Rex Macadangdang is of Filipino descent and was raised in LA for most of his life. In addition to being a musician, he is a Sociology scholar and holds a degree in the field. He also launched his own online business in video production, helping other artists to take their music to the visual realm.

While it may seem that such an accomplished musician would have little time to enjoy the subtleties of life, Rex spends his downtime catching up on the latest film releases, watching sports such as basketball and football and hanging out at Disneyland or the beach. The singer-songwriter enjoys indulging in spicy food including Mediterranean and Thai. The life of a musician is often hectic with packed schedules, live gigs, time in the studio and songwriting however, Rex takes time out to spend a minimum of 30 minutes per day meditating. As for his signature sound? Rex cites “a strong faith in God” (rexmusical.com). This relationship is reflected in his music which has been recognized for delivering ethereal tones and lyrics that are reverent, reflective and filled with wonder. ‘The Pasadena Sessions’ was officially released on January 5th, 2018 and is currently available on popular streaming apps and can be purchased on iTunes.

 

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Jarel Portman Runaway Blues-A Definitive Alternative Rock Performance A song that transcends time.

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Musician Jarel Portman released “Runaway Blues” from his debut self-produced album ‘Supersonic’. “Runaway Blues” is an intense rock song with inviting melodies and fantastic harmonies. The song, which is reminiscent to 90s era alternative rock consists of stratospheric waves that rush throughout the performance. “Runaway Blues” is a clever song with a progressive edge.

Jarel Portman offers fans an exhilarating experience which embodies the energy of rock and roll. “Runaway Blues” is a sublime fusion of upbeat guitar riffs, exuberant bass and endless percussive rhythms. The song is emotional, spirited and unrefined. Fans will adore the powerful display of musicianship and technique showcased on the production.

Commanding audiences with a masterful performance, Jarel blesses fans with a gifted voice. He performs cerebral songwriting effortlessly as he sings, “I don’t know why I got so high”…”all I feel right now is these runaway blues…” The vocals are equal parts entertainment and brilliance as they communicate the spirited concept brought forward on the song.

“Runway Blues is the definitive alternative rock experience. Jarel Portman gives an unfiltered look into the complex sounds that have led rock music to transcend the ages.

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‘Supersonic’ is Jarel Portman’s first self-released album. Learn more about the musician by following the links below.

 

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