Friday, April 1, 2011

Singer/songwriter Ryan Jordan Launches ITunes Hit To National Radio April 4, 2011

Singer/songwriter Ryan Jordan is pleased to announce the launch of his official website to audiences world-wide! Working with the best in the biz, Ryan preps for his first mainstream radio release of, "For A Little While" with highly respected radio promoter Paul Loggins April 4th 2011.

Enthusiasm is contagious, this is why singer/songwriter Ryan Jordan can't help but attract the attention of listeners worldwide. Singing in church at the age of 6, Ryan surpassed his early choir roots and has moved on to writing/producing his own versions of top 40 and popular music! Ryan is negotiating a worldwide distribution/license deal and is looking forward to a fall tour.

Get your free download of "For A Little While" on For additional information, bookings/interviews contact Ross Tonkin with Concerthouse Music 213-265-9866 or Ryan Jordan 323-400-5270

Cheryl Pepsii Riley Continues To Inspire With A Voice That Keeps Singing

New York - When Cheryl Pepsii Riley released "Thanks for My Child" in the late '80's she solidified her voice in our hearts forever. The passion behind the lyrics touched such a chord that the song became not only a number one single, but an anthem for women that still vibrates within our spirits to this day. We recognized the Brooklyn, New York native as an angelic songbird with staying power. Singer, songwriter and producer, Cheryl Pepsii Riley proved us correct.

Today her voice is still very much a part of our musical landscape. Her melodious magic is evidenced in Tyler Perry's many blockbuster plays and movie soundtracks, her independent CD releases, and every Monday night even, at the Village Underground in New York where for four years now, she has hosted one of the city's hottest indie artists jam sessions! Cheryl Pepsii Riley is a contender. The music business may have changed, but she has evolved with it!

Cheryl has maintained and grown her fan base over the years by broadening her realm and acting in numerous popular gospel plays. Audiences may recall her first play, "Momma Don't," co-starring Rev. Rance Allen, Lynette Hawkins and the Clark Sisters. To date, she has over 13 national touring plays to her credit, including several with the award-winning king of the genre, Tyler Perry.

Cheryl has also provided vocals on several of Tyler Perry's film soundtracks. In fact, it was Cheryl's voice that rocked the house as Tariji P. Henson lip-synced her dramatic club scenes in Perry's film "I Can Do Bad All By Myself." And in the recent DVD release of Tyler Perry's "Madea's Big Happy Family" Cheryl takes the stage as Joyce endearing audiences with her multi-octave range. Riley's history with Perry spans multiple DVD stage play releases including "Why Did I Get Married," "Madea Goes to Jail," and "Madea's Class Reunion."

"Let Me Be Me" Riley's latest CD is a seductive serving of originals that ride the terrain of jazzy funk, bluesy rock and gospel tinged R&B. Soon to be re-released, the project is infused with heart-felt honesty and tenderness as Cheryl delves deep into the space of vulnerable yet strong feminine compassion. Sultry, smooth and sensual, "Let Me Be Me" is a grown woman's musical journey. From the melodious opener, "Thanks," to the searing "No, But I Want To So Bad," to the bold and funk laded, "Damn!" the revealing "Miss U," and the inspirational "Call On Him," Cheryl continues to bare a soul that resonates layers of raw sensitivity.

New Yorker's get to experience the creativity of Cheryl Pepsii Riley first hand every Monday night at the Village Underground where she hosts her "Back in the Day, Black Velvet Painting, Blue Lights in da Basement, Musicians and Singers Jam" night! More simply known as "Black Velvet Mondays," the showcase is celebrating four years as musicians from around the world have dropped in to grace the stage. The showcase streams live at and bridges the gap between the old school and new school as artists and musicians come to perform, network and inspire.

"'Black Velvet Mondays' is my special baby," reveals Riley. "The energy every Monday is amazing. We are a special haven for artist creativity and our four years is a testimony to the appreciation. God has truly blessed me with this gift of song and it is with great joy that I get to give back to others. I envisioned 'Black Velvet Mondays' as my way of giving back to the youth and presenting them an opportunity to grow, shed, learn and get an education about this business. And as a platform, our Monday nights keeps growing and growing! With my touring, recording and the weekly night sessions, I am just blessed to have so many artistic avenues for expression."

When not on the road touring with Tyler Perry, Cheryl Pepsii Riley tours and performs the nightclub circuit. She will be at The Blue Note in New York with independent jazz guitarist, Abdul Zuhri on March 18 and in Washington, DC at Blues Alley on June 30th with her band, Hot Chocolate. The woman who sang "Thanks for My Child" also busies herself with "The Young Women's Leadership School" a school program providing mentorship for young women.

To explore the musical realm that is Cheryl Pepsii Riley, join her at and friend her on Facebook under Pepsii Riley.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

MarilynMusic Releases Hip Hop-Dance Single & Video "IMA B A CELEBRITY"

Songwriting, production and publishing company MarilynMusic announced the release of their latest single "IMA B A CELEBRITY" on iTunes and Amazon, as well as video release on YouTube. The song and video feature the vocal talents of Wallace Gary, who has worked with such esteemed artists as Ashford & Simpson and Chaka Khan. Gary is also the vocalist on other upcoming MarilynMusic tracks, including "Jump" and "Calling All Girls".

An homage to the Black Eyed Peas, the song spoofs the lavish lifestyle of a hip hop celebrity. With an incredible pop/dance hook, this is a song that will be thumping in the clubs for years to come. MarilynMusic has an incredibly vast range of musical ability, and on this track, they aptly mix blends of hip-hop and dance with a pure understanding of what a pop fusion classic sounds like. Vocalist Wallace Gary does an amazing job on this track as he shifts between the smooth pop chorus to a rap style that leads this song into swift build-ups and breakdowns. With a strong beat, the synth's and drum tracks have an uplifting and energizing feel that will bring you to your feet.

MarilynMusic founders Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad met Wallace at New York's Sugar Bar. Wallace, who has done backup for Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, and others, was performing that night... and the rest is musical history. Proud of their new video, Gaines stated, "Wallace is a very visual guy with respect to fashion and entertainment, and his persona stands on its own. The video reflects that as well as the message of the song."

"IMA B A CELEBRITY" is available for purchase at iTunes at: and at at: The video can be viewed on the MusicDishTV YouTube channel at:

About MarilynMusic
MarilynMusic is the partnership of musicians/composers Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad. Gaines and Conrad created MarilynMusic to combine their knowledge and love of a broad range of musical genres with the tastes of today's pop audience. The prolific team has numerous tracks expertly produced, with new material constantly being created. Gaines and Conrad collaborate on every aspect of the music from the writing to the finished production.

Rachael Sage @ Rockwood Stage 2 April 12, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

NYC Songstress performs with Ireland's Andy White.

Rachael Sage
As singer-songwriter Rachael Sage prepares to kick off her upcoming European tour in support of the global release of her critically acclaimed record Delancey Street, she returns to one of NYC's best listening rooms Rockwood Stage 2 on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 PM, to offer her hometown fans a taste of the show she'll be bringing oversears this Spring . Joining Sage on the bill is singer-songwriter & author Andy White from Belfast, Northern Ireland, who is in the States celebrating the US release of his new album Songwriter. Sage and White developed a great friendship during Sage's recent tour of the UK and Ireland.

"a fresh intimacy... at the core of Delancey Street is a heartfelt quality that goes beyond intellectual exercise." iTunes Review

"*****...crystalline vocals and untamed craftsmanship." - Maverick (UK)

Andy White is not only a fantastic singer-songwriter and guitarist, but he's also the writer of one of Rachael's favorite books, "21st Century Troubadour," as well as an accomplished poet. White is in the US to celebrate the release of his tenth studio album "Songwriter" slated for release on Judy Collins' Wildflower Records. The Irish Times calls his music a "recession-beating slice of (wary) optimism."

Both celebrated poets, Sage and White will prepare some special collaborations specifically for the occasion. Rachael will also be playing plenty of new material as well as selections from her first poetry book "Karma's Trapeze" and her second volume of poems, "Since You Asked".

FREE limited-edition EP of "Hey Nah"!

All attendees of this show will receive a limited-edition FREE EP containing the upcoming European radio single "Hey Nah" produced by Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Paul Simon), as well as additional bonus tracks .


Rockwood Stage 2 |
196 Allen Street (Between Houston & Stanton)
New York, NY 10002

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Performing with Andy White
Buy Tickets Online

Delancey Street

About Rachael Sage & 'Delancey Street':

Self-taught pianist, poet and producer Rachael Sage radiates what MOJO Magazine calls "warm, intelligent...New York indie charm". An innovative, improvisational keyboardist, she performs over 150 dates a year throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2009, Sage's sold-out holiday show at New York's Joe's Pub was recommended as a "Top Pick" by both the New York Daily News and Time Out, and in 2010 The Wall Street Journal chose to profile her in support of her new album Delancey Street. This past summer, Sage returned to the world's largest arts festival, Edinburgh Fringe, where she performed a 2 week-long run of her show "Stop Me If I'm Kvetching..." to rave reviews.

Named one of the Top 100 Independent Artist Of The Past 15 Years by Performing Songwriter magazine, Sage has shared the stage with Marc Cohn, Ani DiFranco, Colin Hay, The Animals, Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins. A Grand Prize Winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as a two-time Independent Music Award and OUTMusic Award winner, Rachael recently released her 9th album, Delancey Street. Described as an "album about change", the record features eleven orginal compositions, plus inspired covers of Hall & Oates' classic 'Rich Girl', as well as Sage's understated rendition of 'Fame'. A musical exploration of identity and cultural heritage, Delancey Street is in stores now and available on iTunes & Amazon.

Early ink on 'Delancey Street':

"excellent" - M Music & Musicians Magazine

"Rachael Sage has molded and shaped a sound beyond a mere current-day singer/songwriter, into a true soothsayer and storyteller...Four-Stars for 'Delancey Street.'" - All Music Guide

"...eloquent execution... genuine and compelling." - BLURT Magazine

"Sage's tightest and most personal offering to date." - Connecticut Post

"Her music is getting better with every release" - The Deli Magazine

"Emotionally riveting songs underpinned by lush melodies, inventive arrangements and a flair for the dramatic." - Columbia Free-Times

"Track after track, she delivers one-of-a-kind indie, artsty songs with a sequin shine, which gives every one of her 12 songs decorative brilliance." - Campus Circle


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Brandon Jarod "The Crush" live at 45 Degrees 1-11-11

Brandon Jarod "The Crush"

Brandon Jarod and his band performed at the 45 Degrees Martini Lounge in Chesapeake, Virginia on January 11, 2011. The band includes Tyrone Jordan on bass, Brian Athens on drums, and Brandon singing vocals and playing guitar. The video is a live performance of the song "The Crush" from the album/EP of the same name, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. The song, which is a slow tempo mix of pop, rock, and R&B, is about relationships. "The Crush" speaks to the darker side of love in which there is pain, with lyrics that include the statements: "True love gets hard sometimes," "I'm going to make you beg for mercy," and "Going to find my revenge on Valentine's". It's a moving performance by Brandon and company, though somewhat hard to hear at times. Brandon showcases his talent as a guitarist with a nice solo that adds just the right touch to a heartfelt composition.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Niva The Soul Diva Rises To Number 1

Urban R&B soul artist Niva the soul diva last week had the number one independent R&B song in the country, according to the leading independent music industry website "ourstage". The song "come on over" is from the Niva the soul diva CD "Rollercoaster Love". According to 'come on over' was the number one R&B song in the country for the week of March 13, 2011. The singer-songwriter originally from Houston Texas and now living in Brooklyn New York is touted by many sources to be one of the top R&B female independent artists in the country. The leading indie music website reverbnation has Niva the soul Diva in the top rankings in R&B music and one of the top 100 urban artists in the U.S. including both signed and independent artists.
Niva the soul diva stated "I hope this will help the powers that be in the record industry to see that I have something to offer and that people really love what I do. It was really hard getting to this point but I won't be satisfied until I finally have the backing of a major company behind me". The song 'Come on Over' by Niva the Soul Diva is available on iTunes, and all major download locations. Niva the soul diva went on to state "this song is perfect for quiet storm radio, it's a great song for those who like to listen to slow jams. I'm really hoping that radio will give it a chance".
Those interested can check out the Ourstage R&B charts at the following link
Fans can see the video for come on over at the following yotube to link.
Interested parties can contact Niva the soul diva at her Facebook page.
Fans can visit the official niva the soul diva website at the following link.
Interested parties can call niva the soul diva's management at 646-379-6780 or 718 778-6063.

Brandon Jarod - Put It In a Love Song

Brandon Jarod's single "Put It In A Love Song" from his debut album, The Crush, is enjoyable and unique, incorporating elements of rock, metal, blues, pop and R&B. Romantic and hopeful, the track is upbeat and happening. A self-taught guitarist who learned by practicing 10 hours a day from the age of 18, Brandon shows that his skills are definitely on par with the best of the rest, as he lays down a funky guitar solo in "Put It In A Love Song".

Said simply, the lyrics to "Put It In A Love Song" are beautiful: "Wishing I could just show you/So I can capture that look in your eyes when I do/"... and later "Hands down, you're by far the best I've ever known/No need to feel nervous, I won't do you wrong/I want to put it in a love song/Feel my chest/I'm a mess over you.../Sometimes I can't find the words/I guess I've got to just show you/Put it in a love song/."

With the release of his new track and EP/CD, Brandon has established himself as an artist with huge potential and a fresh sound forged from years of experiences. Comfortable with at least fourteen different genres, this is one artist whose versatility is admirable to say the least, and if this album is indicative of future success, he'll be around for a while to come.

Brandon Jarod - Put It In a Love Song