Friday, September 7, 2012

Reverse Order Receives Grammy Nomination

First there was the buzz about their music video,“Sing For Me Baby” when it received more than a half million views in just a few days on YouTube, then their live appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and now, their Grammy nomination for their single, “GO”.

“Go” is dynamic, sarcastic, fun and full of energy. It is nominated for the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. It is given for quality songs where singers and rappers collaborate. It just happens that the singer is John Russo and the rap is done by his brother Cruise Russo. The brothers are honored to receive the nomination that great artists like Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park and Usher have won.

The song comes from their newly released album, “Right Now”. “Right Now” is filled with catchy hooks and infectious melodies. Each song has its own uniqueness, while still coming together to give you a solid album you want to turn up and blast on volume 11.

Adding to Reverse Order’s line up is Andrew Katsock and Frank Spangler. Reverse Order may come from a small town in New Jersey but they’ve got a big sound and big dreams. Their music is available on iTunes and at where you can also keep up with them to find out what’s next for this dynamic young group.


Elijah Rock - 'Elijah Rock LIVE In Hollywood' EP

Rising star Elijah Rock makes big waves in the music world as he releases his digital single, ‘That First Time’ as well as his digital album EP ‘Elijah Rock LIVE in Hollywood’ Rock is a Jazz Crooner, one that is long awaited and rare. A live 7-piece ensemble accompanies him, conveying the sound of a mini Big Band. The EP was recorded live on June 26th, 2012 at the annual KJAZZ (88.1) FM Hollywood & Highland Summer Jazz Concert Series in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to the studio single of ‘That First Time,’ the EP features Rocks enthralling studio recording of the classic spiritual ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”

Elijah Rock started pursuing his love of music in his native town of Cleveland, OH. After attending the Cleveland Institute of Music as a vocal performance major, Rock landed in New York City. His smooth vocal tone and distinctive vibrato drew comparisons to such greats as Arthur Prysock, Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams and Sammy Davis Jr. Both the single and the LIVE recordings swing hard, reminiscent of 1960’s Big Band era but with a contemporary flare. ‘That First Time, ‘New York City Springtime’ and ‘Shake it Baby Blues’ are all Rocks original compositions but they’ll take you back to the classic sound of The Great American Songbook. With acclaimed musicians Abe Lagrimas, Jr. on Drums, Mahesh Balasooria on piano, Dominic Theroux on bass, a swinging horn section led by trumpeter Antonio Dangerfield and Rock highlighting his tap dancing prowess, his show is known to be immensely entertaining.

Rock not only embodies the Big Band in sound but also in aesthetic. His tailored suits and fine haberdashery confirm his essence and his honest nature as a first class act. He says, “Duke Ellington, and Billy Eckstine taught me the timelessness of the consummate gentlemen’s lifestyle. It’s in everything I do. It’s who I’ve learned to become.”


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Queen Is HERE; Hip-Hop's Heir To The Throne

Established Ambassador for Behavioral Health in Youth, Kai Queen Wilder, makes her Musical Debut with Mix-tape: Queen; UNADORNED.

Kai Queen Wilder has made strides since her Life Changing Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder at 16 years old. Since then she has gone on to graduate from her Performing Arts High School a year early, and become an advocate for her peers by public speaking at National Conferences such as the National Urban League Youth Summits in 2011 and 2012.

Queen began her endeavor into the Music Industry after being released from a 6 month stay at a Residential Treatment center in Petersburg, VA. This was the aftermath of getting heavily involved in the streets of NYC. Where at the time she was studying Dance at the Broadway Dance Center.

In 2010 she began by recording for artists in the DMV area, establishing herself as a Producer. Queen who is also renowned as a writer combined her Talent of Free styling to become a Songwriter to be reckoned with. On this project she played the roles of Producer and Vocalist leaving no doubts or question of her talent.

The content of the Album is just as genuine as her intentions in the industry. Which are to "..gain the platform to communicate with the masses, represent for the outcasts, and reduce the stigma of a lot of things that are truly the norm." A woman with a story to tell and is using music to do it.


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Sound Liberation Release 2 Singles And Videos

Composers Concordance Records is proud to announce the release of two singles by Sound Liberation; an eclectic group that performs music encompassing a diverse range of musical genres. The two singles: 'Breath' and 'Need' feature the fabulous vocals of Chanda Rule. These songs are influenced by r&b, rock, chamber music, and hip-hop rhythms and incorporate the groups musical philosophy, developed by band founder Gene Pritsker, which is based upon "ending the segregation of sound vibration (i.e. musical Genres)". "The freedom of sounds, as the name suggests, is truly implemented in a masterful way" - Jazzethic Magazine. The videos for these songs were created by Luma Launisch (Astrid Steiner & Florian Launisch).

1. Need
words & music - Gene Pritsker (from the opera 'Money')
Chanda Rule - vocals, David Gotay - cello, Greg Baker & Gene Pritsker - guitars, Mat Fieldes - bass, David Rozenblatt – drums, B3+ Brass trio: Franz Hackl - trumpet, John Clark - horn, Dave Taylor - bass trombone Engineered by Nick Hard

2. Breath
words & music - Gene Pritsker
Chanda Rule - vocals, Lynn Bechtold - violin, Jen DeVore - cello, David Rozenblatt – drums Engineered by Dennis Mitchell

“Sound Liberation display a level of multi-instrumental virtuosity and imagination that makes middleweight prog acts seem positively pedestrian by comparison. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea for sure but for the open-minded muso, there’s weeks and weeks of musical nourishment to feast upon in these thirteen tracks.“ - Jodi Mullen, This is Not A Scene 2012

"..this is some startlingly original music. I am very encouraged when I hear music like this."
- Gapplegate Guitar & Bass Blog writes in Nov. 2010

"The future belongs to Sound Liberation . . . even if takes a while to get there"
- Frank Bender- Ragazzi online magazine, March '09

"The freedom of sounds, as the name suggests, is truly implemented in a masterful way"
- Jazzethic Magazine

"..this is some startlingly original music. I am very encouraged when I hear music like this."
- Gapplegate Guitar & Bass Blog

"4 stars"  "unexpected twists and turns...The result my have you seeing visions...strainsof jazz, contemporary classical mu sic, minimalism, and even hip-hop and and African rhythms "
- John Ephland, Downbeat, Nov. 2010

Sound Liberation, an eclectic chamber ensemble/band, was formed in 1996. The band has gained exposure in the New York city area and has generated a loyal core following playing such notable venues as Joe's Pub, Wetlands, Knitting Factory, The Blue Note, Downtime, New Music Cafe, Cutting Room,, Le Poisson Rouge and many other performing spaces. The group performed at the Outreach Festival '06 and again in '07 in Schwaz, Austria. Also in '07 Sound Liberation performed at the Estonian House and presented Gene Pritsker's Opera 'Money' at the Players Theatre and Flea Theatre in New York. In May of '08 'Money' was performed at the Etna music Festival in Catania, Sicily and Sound Liberation played in Ragusa, Sicily. In July '08 they performed at the Blaine jazz Festival in Blaine, Wa. In May of '09 Sound Liberation presented 2 nights at the Flea theater, performing Gene Pritsker's one hour VRE Suite written for the Sound Liberation Quintet and a concert with B3+ of music from their albums on Col-Legno records. In September 2011 they performed at the Bremen Musik Fest in Germany. In past years the group was part of the Peekaboo Festival of New Music and Theater and has toured Newfoundland, Canada in April of '99.

In August of '09 the Song No Truth, from the 2nd album, was featured in the Universal Home Videos motion picture 'The Wedding Bothers'. In the fall of 2010 'Human Condition' was featured on PBS's Road Trip Nation series. The band played a very publicized concert at New York's Le Poisson Rouge in January '10, the New Yorker wrote: "Pritsker, a rule-breaking composer-guitarist (and rapper) who impresses funk and rock beats onto classical structures, fronts this eclectic jazz-type combo of singers and instrumentalists"

The band has released their 2nd album 'Open Up Your Ears and Get Some' on Col Legno Records (www.col- and had an album release concert at Drom in New York in November '08. New Music Connoisseur, wrote: "A glorious result it truly is..... This is the best Sound Liberation product so far". "The freedom of sounds, as the name suggests, is truly implemented in a masterful way" wrote Jazzethic Magazine and Wildy's World wrote this of the album "Sound Liberation create a recording as alive as creation itself... ". "Sound Liberation display a level of multi-instrumental virtuosity and imagination that makes middleweight prog acts seem positively pedestrian by comparison. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea for sure but for the open-minded muso, there’s weeks and weeks of musical nourishment to feast upon in these thirteen tracks."
- Jodi Mullen, This is Not A Scene July, 2012

In July 2010 Innova Records released Gene Pritsker's 'VRE Suite' written for the quintet portion of Sound Liberation.
"4 stars" "unexpected twists and turns...The result my have you seeing visions...strains of jazz, contemporary classical music, minimalism, and even hip-hop and and African rhythms "
- John Ephland, Downbeat, Nov. 2010

"Barring the obvious exceptions, much of 21st century composition appears to be thinning in significance, but this might be about to change. Gene Pritsker is one of a very spare handful of composers effecting this change, and evidence of this is found in the Varieties of Religious Experiences Suite, a towering instrumental extraction from his opera of the same name." - Raul d'Gama Rose, All About Jazz, June 2010

"Sound Liberation are afraid of nothing, mixing rhythm and genre to the point where the listener simply gives up on labels and enjoys the ride!....grab this indie gem now!" -

"VRE Suite is one of the more unusual works-performances I've heard in some time. It will no doubt appeal to those who look for rock that moves deeply into the "serious" music category. - Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Guitar & Bass Blog, Aug. 2010

Two release shows for the VRE Suite: At Cornelia Street Cafe, presented by 21st Century Schizoid and at DROM NYC

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Singer/songwriter Ann Kelly Posts 3rd "Femme Fatale" Video From EP 'Petals And Thorns'

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Ann Kelly and her indie label October Daze Records announce that the third full length video from her debut recording 'Petals and Thorns' is now available on YouTube for the song 'Between The Lines'. The new video embodies the noir era of Lauren Bacall and Rita Hayworth with Kelly's powerful yet feminine vocal style. "Kelly's performances strike the right notes of assertiveness, playfulness, and hurt... a femme fatale undermined by a vulnerable heart," wrote critic Russ Buchanan of

Videos for the first two singles from the album, "Who Do You Think You're Foolin'" and "Undone Without You" were previously posted, receiving thousands of views on YouTube, and both songs have received significant airplay on trend-setting stations including KPIG FM. All three videos were directed by Jae Feinberg in Los Angeles. Other tracks from the EP include "It Must Be Good To Be King", Won't Let Me Love Again", and the bluesy "She Dances Alone", which has had a consistent top twenty presence on the Modern Blues channel.

The recording was produced by two-time Emmy winning composer and keyboardist Mark Ross, featuring Los Angeles session notables Tim Pierce on guitar and Emmy winner Danny Pelfrey on sax. Ann Kelly's sound and lyrics bring to mind current British artists Rumer and Adele with a splash of classic Peggy Lee.

Ann Kelly and October Daze Records have retained the services of David Bean at BeanBag1 Entertainment and subsidiary Artist Airplay Advisors, led by VP of Promotion J. P. Mosoff, for public relations and radio promotion. Located in Monterey, CA, BeanBag1 Indie Label Services and Artist Airplay Advisors Radio Promotion have been successful over the past four years in placing unsigned indie bands on broadcast, internet, and satellite radio, as well as into national CD and Digital distribution. In addition to Ann Kelly, current clients include The Escape Club.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Review: "Slaves Replacement Technology & The Neutron Bomb" By Billie Reid

With "Slaves Replacement Technology & The Neutron Bomb", Billie Reid has released a very thought provoking song that has powerful political lyrics for those who are listening carefully. "Slaves" is a great song with a hard driving grunge punk type sound driving it, along with some stellar performances on guitar, drums, keyboards, and bass. Billie and the band really rock this song, which has nice breaks and well-paced music. With professional production pushing all of those variables over the edge, "Slaves" is well worth the listen. Reid has a very nice voice and uses it without constraint to deliver the powerful lyrics and story with first class showmanship. His musical style is both interesting and entertaining, and the mixture of satire and politics is quite enjoyable. It's a futuristic take on things to come, and this is one single that you won't want to miss.


Independent Music Fest / Nashville Oct. 4-7 Come Learn & Play!

Performing artists, songwriters, and industry will visit Nashville's Music Row from Oct. 4-7 (Thursday eve -Sunday) for the Independent Music Fest. Performers and songwriters will take to indoor stage locations along Demonbreun and Division streets from noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at entertainment venues such as Red Rooster and the Music Row Best Western Lounge with scheduled and open mic play opportunities.

The Best Western also will host music industry information tables, networking areas, and training sessions from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Attendees can receive hands-on advice, critiques and training in the Music Specialty Info Areas on topics such as Career Critique, Products Critique, Recording, Publishing, Plugging, Legal, Records, Duplication, Distribution, Radio, Video, Broadcasting, Shop, Management, Promotions, Publicity. Productions... Indie Connect and the Tennessee Songwriters Assoc will also be on hand to answer your music biz questions. The education portion of the event is hosted by the Independent Music Association.

The annual "Indie Music Masquerade Gala" will feature costumed dancing from 7 p.m.-midnight on Oct. 6 (Saturday) in the Music Row Best Western Lounge. Also there is a pre fest opening mixer with live entertainment Thursday, October 4 from 5pm till midnight.

"The 'Independent Music Fest' is a wonderful networking mixer and career-building opportunity for artists and songwriters at all levels," said Cornelius "Popcorn" Robertson, founder and coordinator of the festival. "More than 100 community industry/ volunteers will donate their time and resources to make this possible. Shows are open to the public."

To name a few of some special musical performers and guest appearances will include Billy Arr, Lisa Aschmann, Jerry Foster, Bobby Keel, Bobby Pizzaz w Radio Free Nashville, Denny Sroakin, and Tony Stampley, Ron Eckerman, Bobby Keel, Fred Vail, David Wray Esq. to name a few...

At our Music Specialty Info Areas, get the info you want, when ya want, about what you want. You control the learning." Fill in your day between jam sessions with whatever topics that interest you for all three days. You ask, we answer. Music industry mentors, exhibitors and sponsors include Kim Copeland Productions, Crowe Entertainment, Indie Connect, Musik and Film, National Media Group, Out of the Box Records, SAE Institute, Tennessee Songwriters Association, Top Notch Entertainment, Treasure Isle Recording, Tri Star Entertainment, Whiting Publicity & Promotions and more... These mentors will be available to answer your questions and speak one on one.

All festival badge holders are automatically registered to participate in the various music specialty needs areas, perform if desired, attend all parties and other fest functions. Do one or all at your own pace! Festival registration is $150 for three days, $110 for two days, and $60 for one day. The general public can enjoy three days of live music with a $20 armband. Monthly plans available.

To register or for more information about the "Independent Music Fest", visit, send an email inquiry to , or call (615) 424-1491.


Berlin Music Week 2012

Berlin Music Week is gearing up to take over the capital and is proud to announce yet more artists, acts, promoters and organisers that will rub shoulders on the Spree from 5-9 September 2012, for a five-day, city-powered constellation of music showcases, concerts, parties, conferences, panels, seminars and networking opportunities.

Word on Sound
The Berlin Music Week convention, Word On Sound, is a new business and conference platform taking place from September 5–7, 2012, offering an in-depth program of live events, film, art, fashion, academics, community, political action and of course digital and analog commerce.

Other topics on the program include Green Tech in Action, Denkfabrik, all2gethernow Werkstatt, Musikpädagogik Master Class, Kreativ Kapital and Most Wanted: Music. For more information visit:

Club and Showcase Festival
The Berlin Music Week club program will be held from September 05 – 09, taking over many of the best-known and established spots the city has to offer: Lido, Magnet, Comet, Astra Kulturhaus, Festsaal Kreuzberg and Fritzclub @ Postbahnhof, in addition to newer clubs like Bi Nuu. Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is the liveliest and most colourful quarter in the city – a true creative hotbed for music production and music related start-ups and tech, therefore the ideal location for Berlin Music Week.

The Berlin Music Week club ticket gives access to the hottest newcomer, the hippest acts and heroes of the scene in about 40 clubs in the city from 5th to 9th September 2012.

Festival of Festivals
Berlin Music Week will wrap the week up with a bang on September 7th and 8th, courtesy of the Berlin Festival at Tempelhof and its late night program, Club X-berg. Tasty treats like Bonaparte, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Tocotronic, Kraftklub, Sigug Rós, Little Dragon, Paul Kalkbrenner and other high-caliber acts are already confirmed. Information on tickets and other highlights can be found at


!Dela Dap | Anders Ilar (Live) | Audio 88 & Yassin | Battleboi Basti | Berry | Big Skies | Boho Dancer | Brigitte | By The Rivers | Christine And The Queens | Coolooloosh | Dangers Of The Sea | Darbe | Darkness Falls | Daveman | Dazzle & Beste Band | Dego (Aka 2000black / 4 Hero) | Dirk Rumpff | Dj Aroma (Waap/ Aromamusic) | DJ Carsten Siegel (Wba / Waap) & DJ Thlingan (Audiomorph / Waap) | DJ Daniel Meteo | DJ Ill O | DJ Jim Panse | DJ Jim Tonic | | DJ Mareena Sonderbar | DJ Max Montana |DJ Rene Schwedler (Waap/ Schwerin) | DJ Sebus (Waap/ Hamburg) | DJ Sven Wegner (Kachelfunk/ Waap) | DJ T | DJ Thomas Fehlmann | DJ V. Raeter & DJ Breaque Ecke Prenz | Djs Tim, Christian & Spencer Karrera Klub| Douglas Greed (Live) | Eckhart | Electra | Eric | Evening Hymns | Famous Housfu***Ers (Live) | Fellidae | Fenster | | Feridun Düzagac | Gece | Yolculari | Georg Levin | Geva Alon | Ghostpoet | | Gudrun Gut (Live)| Hasenscheisse | Highasakite | Hiob | I Got You On Tape | Il Tempo Gigante | Imany | Iyon | Jazzanova Dj Set | Jinja Safari | Ken Burke | Kristoffer & The Harbour Heads | La Grande Sophie | Lcmdf | Lopazz | Masha Qrella | Miss Kenichi | Morlockk Dilemma | Mute Swimmer | Neve Naïve | New Found Land | Nikaya | Nina Hynes | Omri Vitis And The Holy Band | Pan/Tone (Live) | Pancake Barricade | Paula & Karol | Phia | Pickers | Ray Mann Three | Retrogott & Hulk Hodn | Rotem Or | Sandra Kolstad | Sansa | Schultz & Forever | Sebastian Block & Band | Sharron Levy | Show Off Freaks | Soma | Spleen United | T. Raumschmiere Ambient Dj Set | Tako Lako | The Wooden Sky | Tomas Tulpe| Town Of Saints | Trademark | Turboweekend | Von Pariahs | Waldo & Marsha | Wasp Summer


Berlin Music Week
Accreditation Standard Gold-Accreditation_Early Bird: 88,00 € (until 15.06)
Standard Gold Accreditation_Summer Sale: 148,00 € (until 16.06-15.08)
Standard Gold Accreditation_Walk up Price: 188, 00 € (until 16.08-05.09)
Gold-Accreditation_Companies of Berlin: 88,00 € (until 05.09)
Gold-Accreditation_Trainees and Students: 45,00 € (until 05.09)

*Gold-accreditation for Berlin Music Week 2012 includes access to programs within the professional-platform “Word on Sound”, Entrance to Club-and Showcase events, admission to the official Berlin Music Week opening party at the Radio EINS 15-year anniversary celebration and free public transportation throughout Berlin.

Register for accreditation:

Club Ticket
The Berlin Music Week Club Ticket gives access to Club Nights, ICAS Suite and New Music Award and also includes free public transport during the event days. Buy tickets here:


Arrival by plane:
Tegel Airport
Schönefeld Airport

Arrival by train:
Berlin Hauptbahnhof
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Contemporary Chanteuse Lily Calls The West Australian Port City Of Fremantle Home

If music can be just like putting on a dress and each one has a different style, shape, colour and texture, then Lily is currently wearing a soft and flowing wine-coloured dress with a fitted bodice.

Short and just a little bit left of centre, it's a perfect Fremantle dress and equally perfect attire for the two songs the dark-haired, creamy-featured singer has recently recorded.

In Dreams With You and Love Song 612 are two songs written by fellow Fremantle singer-songwriter Billie Reid. A prolific and sometimes highly political songwriter and poet, Billie is a bit of a recluse so local studio owner Darren Halifax wanted to make sure his work was heard. Darren purchased the rights to a collection of Billie's songs, is recording them with a number of Perth singers and invited Lily to be one of them.

Fuelled by Eurasian heritage, a lust to wander and a well-stamped passport tucked into that bodice, contemporary songbird Lily calls the West Australian port city of Fremantle home. When you hear these interpretations though, you'll also wonder how big a piece of Nashville, Tennessee she carries.

The 23-year-old's recordings of Billie Reid's songs are soulfully country and with an undeniable feeling and yearning for the coast. The songs from the project have allowed her to re-interpret the songs and let imagination rule.

"We've treated the songs with a breezy tone and have taken a really human approach to them," Lily says. "It's nice to work in a style which hasn't been expected. It's totally different from what I normally sing, which is part of the point. When Lily meets Billie's songs I get totally immersed in this project and somehow the songs have become part of my own story too."

While there were originals of Billie's to listen to, Lily got the chance to interpret each song in a way which resonated with her and spoke truth from a woman's perspective.

"Once we started working on the songs, where to take them became quite obvious. With 612, his sentiment is really something I could relate to, so it was really easy to interpret the lyrics in a meaningful way.

"For In Dreams With You, I had to push it a little more to really create my own relationship with the song. Equally, that's part of the challenge of taking on someone else's songs. I think it's a greater challenge to be working with existing melodies."

In her heart, Lily is a girl bursting with stories to tell. Irrelevant of era, genre or format, the ability to tell a worthy story makes for a beguiling song. Like any good story - even someone else's - the chance for Lily to tell it in her own voice is a truly beautiful and honourable thing.

Lily can't quite put her finger on which genre of music she loves the most though. Immersing herself in the vein-deep heritage of Nashville turned all musical notions inside out. Lily tasted and flirted with everything from stomping honky-tonk to angelically soulful country before answering the call of Freo, the mighty Indian Ocean and Billie's songs.

The petite singer has always known that music was her destiny. With a father who continues to sing and drum in numerous bands and a mother who was also a singer, Lily has always been surrounded by music, so it really felt inevitable

"Unlike a lot of kids, I was quite proud of my parents' musical taste. There were a real mix of styles and genres constantly in our ears. There was a lot of Motown. Growing up, my brothers and I were surrounded by Earth Wind & Fire, the Chi-Lites and Aretha Franklin. It didn't take me long to get suckered in by the powerful emotional pull of women like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. This music became a tradition in our household."

The singer made her debut at an end of year school performance. Frightened out of her wits, she sang Summertime from Porgy and Bess and absolutely loved the experience. Next stop was the school jazz band and she never looked back.

Now with music by her side - and an ever-evolving wardrobe - Fremantle is the perfect place for Lily to take a deep cleansing breath and open her musical heart to Billie Reid's songs.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blue Light Green Eyes Releases "Better To Have Learned" EP On Label Two Recordings

The Blue Light Green Eyes, "Better to Have Learned" EP, was written by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Adam Oliveras, as a young man in high school. Revisiting the songs years later through the refocused lens of a twenty-something’s relationship experience, Oliveras fleshed out arrangements and recorded every instrument on the folk-pop EP to reflect both the young lover’s optimism as well as the nuanced complexity of a seasoned perspective.

“There is still authenticity at the foundation of these recordings, but now it comes from a place of higher understanding.” Oliveras says.

Equally at home in the warm glow of a summer evening as it is the soundtrack for headlights revealing a winding autumn road, "Better to Have Learned", has a decidedly visual tone. Each song is a chance to leave the faster-than-light pace of our days in and days out, to remember a world where love had fewer footnotes and life was a cloudless sky of endless, wonderful, possibilities.

Starting with the piano at age five, Oliveras has been picking up instruments, such as the saxophone, guitar, cello and harmonica, ever since. He has applied his varied instrumental skills throughout the many bands, projects and theater productions he has been a member of, however, writing and singing have been his primary focus. As the former lead singer for the pop rock band Miles From Home, Oliveras entertained crowds from coast to coast. He’s worked with many other notable musicians on collaborations including Zachary Parker of All In Favor, Jaymes Dunlap of Lutes and Liars and Chris Matthews Jr. of Jooniors Studios and Ruxton Towers. He is also currently working on an electronic album under the name Tamarack Arms.

Blue Light Green Eyes, "Better to Have Learned", is available at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and every digital music retailer.


Renelle Roxy Releases Debut EP On Label Two Recordings

Sunshine, good vibes and uplifting music are southern California staples, and Renelle Roxy, hailing from San Diego, delivers them in spades. From the sultry, 60's R&B inspired, "Waves," to the lighthearted summertime jam, "Somewhere,"Renelle Roxy makes creative use of her ukulele and her dynamic vocal quality. She will draw you in with her sweet sundrenched music and keep you there with her expertly executed belly-dancing!

"These songs were written on the beach," Roxy says of her writing process. "I was very considerate of the lyrics and rhythms to steer the final product. Collaboration in the studio and experimenting on different sounds allowed that to finalize perfectly."

Roxy worked with producer Nathan Rupp to build a collection of songs that highlight her ability to write in many different styles while maintaining a sound that is decidedly her own.

"The raw songs came in as ukulele and vocals, the arrangements grew organically and before we knew it, we'd have a good groove and something that felt very solid," Rupp reflects on working with Roxy in the studio.

An east coast transplant, Roxy has been actively involved in music and dance since she was a young girl. She is an accomplished belly-dancer and incorporates both the freedom of expression and discipline inherent in dance, into her musical endeavors.

The self-titled Renelle Roxy EP is available on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and every digital music retailer.


Tony Adamo Showcased On NewporterJazz Radio


I'm showcasing the song, 'Tickin Clock' on the new songs rotation. This song is absolutely stunning! Your song is now playing on NewporterJazz. I only ask you tell everyone you know, they can hear this masterpiece on

Robert Cunningham, owner & PD for radio Newporterjazz

Please go to radio for song request for Tony Adamo's 'Tickin Clock'. Adamo's music is produced by legendary drummer Mike Clark of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. Horn arrangements for 'Tickin Clock' are by Tim Ouimette.