Voice Of An Angel...The Wildcard announced!
Native Floridian Chad Fernandes takes the wildcard position in the National singing competition 'Voice Of An Angel'( similar to the phenomanon American Idol). Chad is a talented singer/songwriter and musician whose talents are well showcased in his current single 'Undesearving' and his EP 'One Step Closer' available now.
This gospel/pop artist graduated from Florida International University and currently resides in Orlando performing at local venue's such at The Haven and Urban Flatt's and at Central Florida event's such as ArtsFest, the Orange County Fair and the Hear That That Concert Series. Chad was recently a judge for the Trash to Fashion 'go green' design contest in Clermont( a first for the county) and printed in Lake County's Focus Magazine as well as other popular Florida publication's.
You can listen to Chad's music on his myspace at www.myspace.com/ChadFernandes
And don't forget to Vote for Chad at http://www.encounterwithgod.com/angel/index.html
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Radio Disney's N.B.T...WHOA!
Kicking Daisies is the newest edition to the Disney alumni after they won the 2010 N.B.T (next big thing) contest by Radio Disney, which include's a record contract and once in a lifetime promotional Opportunities. This band is definitly not what you think of when 'Disney' gets brought up in a conversation. These four Connecticut teens have broke the mold by bringing an alternative/punk rock vibe to Radio Disney.
I had the opportunity to see the band open for AllStar Weekend this past Saturday in Celebration, Fl, within the first song I could see how different they were from the manufactured pop clone and actor's turned singer's... lead guitarest Ben Wowed the crowd when he used his tongue to rock his guitar on his solo, drummer Caitlin currently holds the title of "World's fastest Drummer" in the female division amazing us with her skill that was so far beyound her age, rhythem guitariest and lead vocalest Duran was an absolute blast to watch with great vocals, and the calm and adorable Carly showed off her talent on bass and vocals.
This is a band you need to hear if you love the sound of Paramore, Hey Monday, Press Play or Simple Plan, you will love Kicking Daisies, So Request 'Keeping Secret's' on your local radio!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Local Lake County Christian Rock band return's from Nebraska with a finished record that will be ready to release in early 2011 and will be available on iTUNES and Amazon.
The energetic and uplifting trio consit of Lake County guy's Aaron Holmes, Ryan Edwards and Stephen Troesch who call there musical style 'Hopeful Rock'.
If you have your playlist filled with song's by Switchfoot, One Republic and 30 Seconds to Mars odd's are good you'll be listening to their music on you tube until there new album is released!
For those of you in the area check out Kadesh performing Sunday November 28 @ Northpoint Fellowship in Umatilla, Fl. And December 12th @ Trinity Evangilical Free Church in Eustis, Fl.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
BSB orginated out of Orlando, Florida in 1993 and selling over 130 million album's worldwide making the band one of the best sellling group's of all time. Hooking their fans with heart-melting Lyric's like 'All I have to give' and ''As long as you love me'. With there latest 2009 album 'This Is Us' their debut single of the album 'Straight through my Heart' peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and the album peaked at #2 in Japan and was certified Platinum.
New Kids On The Block and BasckStreet Boys are scheduled to perform together at the American Music Award's and are embarking on a Summer 2011 tour together which is sure to please.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The band is Currently on Tour with Hanson.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
FrostWire.com and circulating on thousands of different charting radio stations, and with her song “Morning Pill” in a One Tree Hill promo… This girls going far fast.
Check out her new song “Break Me” and tell the Orlando Hit station 106.7 and Rock 101.1 to Play Alexx Calise!
1. Who are your biggest musical influences?
I’m a huge fan of silverchair, The Toadies, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stone Temple Pilots, Buckcherry, and Johnny Lang.
2. If you could collaborate with an artist who would it be?
I would love to collaborate with Daniel Johns of silverchair. He’s a brilliant songwriter, and an extraordinary vocalist and guitar player. I finally had the opportunity to see him perform live out here in LA a few years ago (silverchair are Australian and don’t tour the US often), and I was completely blown away. I think that if given the opportunity, we could create something monstrous.
3. Is there a song on the radio that you think is massively over-played? If so, which one?
Probably “Bad Romance” by Lady GaGa. However, I don’t mind. At least it’s not insipid, vacuous drivel. I think her music is delightfully weird and interesting.
4. Did you write the lyrics for this album?
Yes, I always write the lyrics for all my albums. That’s a huge stipulation of mine because I’m a writer first and foremost.
Lyrics to me are the most important and intimate elements of a song, and I just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t at least have a hand in their creation.
5. Is there one place you love to perform at, or would love to perform at in the future?
I would love to perform at Madison Square Garden with my father on bass (he’s a sick player). That’s always been a dream of his, and I’d like to make that a reality for him someday soon. He is, after all, the one who inspired me to pick up my instrument. It’s only fair.
6. If you had to describe your album in one word what would you say?
7. What do you want to accomplish through your music?
Well, like any artist, I hope to inspire as many people as possible through my music. A lot of bands have helped me get through some pretty dark times over the years, so I’m hoping that my music will also do the same for others.
I would like to tour more extensively as well. International touring in particular would be amazing because I’ve unfortunately never been outside of the States.
8. What is your must-have junk food?
Red velvet cake, hands down. Whenever I pass by red velvet cake in the grocery store, it takes everything not to snatch it up right then and there and scarf it down. It’s that good. Damn you, red velvet cake. Damn you
9. If you could change one thing about society today what would it be?
Well, there are loads of things I’d like to see changed, but one big thing I notice is that we are extremely divided on a political level in this country. Without being too specific, I do believe a lot of people (on both sides) are quick to point the finger at everyone else instead of accepting responsibility for his or her actions or offering to help fix the problem. If everyone had a dialogue with each other instead of a monologue, they’d probably see that most everyone is somewhat on the same page, and they may even have similar ideals.
10. Is there anything additional you would like to tell the readers about yourself? (have tattoos, vegetarian… ect)
Well, contrary to my onstage persona, I’m actually quite shy and introverted, I’m double jointed, I’m a total bookworm, I don’t have any tattoos (shockingly), and I also own a business aside from my music career. I know, I’m just full of surprises…:
This 25 year old Hawaii native collaborated with the hip-hop star B.O.B on 'Nothin' On You' and with Travie McCoy on the hit 'Billionaire' as well as co-wrote Flo Rida's 'Right Round' and K'naan's 'Wavin' Flag.
With his Debut album 'Doo-Wops and Hooligans' you get a twist of R&B and classic pop charm. The album seems effortless, as he showcase's in his first single "Just the Way You Are', as if it just fall's into place. I love the salute to the classic's that are hidden in these song's, to me he has a modern 'Rat Pack' quality. This is defiantly a fantastic album with a tune for all of you.
Pick it up now at Target
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Solo project of Jordan Witzigreuter from Ft Wayne Indiana. Electronica/pop that the more you listen the more you want to hear more. An earlier version of the current pop single 'Love Like Woe" originally made it's way to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, who promptly made The Ready Set the first signing to his newly-formed Decaydance Records/Sire Records joint venture. The Ready Set's debut album "I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming," was released on June 15th 2010. 'Spinnin' and 'Drain Notes' are entertaining electronic pop for all of you that love the club dance beats. The Ready Set is currently on tour with Hey Monday.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Still unsigned yet they have grasped their sound, and despite their youth they have a solid beat. Background similar to that of Forever The Sickest Kids and Mercy Mercedes with vocals following behind those of Alex of All Time Low
With there current EP 'Story For Your Friends' you can hear the potential that each member posses to last in this genre of music, to not only stay but excel.
With powerpop dance floor tunes like 'Now or Never' and 'Summer Nights and City Lights' take a few seconds and check these guy's out... And it does not hurt that there pretty nice to look at!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Pushing the envelope of Lyrical petition and liberating their band from the current manufactured sound of one hit radio wonders. With a similar quality and musical styling to the band's Cage the Elephant and Paper Tongues, New Politics is a the dose of medicine for all you indie rock lovers and rock station surfers.
New Politics is a rock band from Copenhagen, made up of David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Poul Amaliel. Receiving praise for their current debut single, "Yeah Yeah Yeah".
2009 the Guy's sent their songs ("Stress" and "Money") into the Danish National Radio P3’s Karriere Kanonen ("Career Cannon") competition. New Politics were one of 42 selected to perform, and was among the top four winners.
November 2009 New Politics signed with RCA, and on June 13, 2010 they released their first album, self-titled "New Politics", featuring ten tracks including their hit single "Yeah Yeah Yeah".
The band will be touring with 30 Seconds to Mars on the Into The Wild Tour in September and October 2010. Go check them out when they hit a city near you!
"This time around we shall march to battle, And bring victory to the people
Isn't that what you want?, Isn't that what we've wanted all along?
Watch the outcome, I'll give you the outcome!" Lyrics from New Politics single "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
Friday, July 30, 2010
Their first full length album "Shhhh...Just go with it" was released in 2008 and ranked number 27 US Billboards HeatSeekers. Touring with bands such as Hit the Lights, Farewell, Mayday Parade, All Time Low, The Maine, and the band made their first trip to the UK in January 2009, being the opening for Boys Like Girls . Appearing on the Vans Warped Tour and receiving more than 150,000 downloads of "Where were you" on Mark Hoppus' "Hi My Name Is Mark" blog on iTunes.
Every Avenue was one of the band's that opened on the Alternative Press Tour 2010. I had the Opportunity to attend the show at Orlando's House of Blues with Headliner NeverShoutNever, the crowd and myself included had such a crazy time when they took to the stage, I started hearing the first few lyrics of "Where were you" I looked around to see everyone over singing and jumping high as they could! I would defiantly see them again!
With song's like "Tell me I'm a wreck", "Girl Like That", and "Mindset" this band is the perfect Soundtrack for your hot summer days!
The band's latest album "Picture Perfect" is available on iTUNES and they are currently headling the "Rock YourSelf to Sleep Tour" by Motel 6.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
A: Micheal Jackson
Q: What is the meaning behind ‘Friday Night Fever’, How did you come up with that name?
A: We really liked the bars and the dance theme. The name kind of hit us. We had a few to choose from and ended up putting a few options on Myspace and asked which ones our fans liked best.
Q: What genre of music do you consider your band to be?
Q: If you had to choose a theme song what would it be?
A: Queen “We Will Rock You”
Q: What are your goals as far as your music careers?
A: To pack an arena, to go platinum, to have a #1, to be ‘TIMELESS!’
Q: What is some advice you have for young musicians hoping to make in the entertainment world?
A: Listen to the people smarter than you, those that have made it in the industry, Don’t be stubborn, don’t be afraid to change… be willing to change…
Q: Now let’s talk about this tour! Do you guy’s have a favorite Junk food for the road?
A: Derek: Sour Patch Kids and White Macadamia Cookies
A: Luke: Pizza and ice cream
A: Landon: Reese’s cup and caned energy drinks like Rock star
A: Joe: ice cream
Q: Describe your music in one word.
In 2003 her self-titled album went gold and earned her two Juno award nominations; gaining endorsements deals with “Got Milk” ads and “Tommy Hilfiger” campaigns.
Fefe’s songs have been placed in Drew Barrymore’s film “Whip It”, “The Perfect Score” and on TV promo’s for “Fringe” and “Lipstick Jungle”.
Fefe was also a co-writer on the track “Start All Over” which was recorded by Miley Cyrus for her 2007 album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus.
Now, she is releasing her sophomore album Joy in early July. With a British flair in the single “I Want You” and her newest release “Ghost,“ she not only showcases her versatility, but her creative musical style and wonderful pop/punk vocals. I recommend you also check out some of her older tracks like “Take Me Away” and “Kiss Me Fool”, but fair warning they will get stuck in your head!
For those of you in the Central Florida area Fefe will be performing for free at Red Hot and Boom this July, along with other talented artist such as Jessie James and The White Tie Affair.
If you enjoy Pink’s style, and Ke$ha’s daring melodies, you’ll love Fefe Dobson.
Emerging from Tampa, Florida, Briana began singing at age 8 with musical influences from pop super-stars like Mariah Carey and Rihanna.
Not only is she a pop vocalist but a talented songwriter, turning her own experiences into melodies and Lyrics. Briana top’s off her abilities by playing most stringed instruments as well as the piano.
As a member of the ROTC as Cadet Captain she has a respect for the military and credits the ROTC with teaching her dedication, responsibility, leadership and discipline. Volunteering to choreograph and design costumes for youth performances in her community. She has a love for people that shows’ in her amicable personality.
I had the opportunity to not only meet Briana Waldorf but to work with her at a performance this past December. This zestful artist not only brought a smile to everyone’s face but showed her true professional attitude when she performed despite having lost her voice the prior night, yet not one person in the audience suspected anything. She even stayed late after the show and taking photo’s with anyone who asked.
If you enjoy Jordin Sparks, Selena Gomez and Miranda Cosgrove you will love Briana Waldorf.
Check her out on iTUNES
Performing at various Bamboozle shows with PowerPunk Band Forever the Sickest Kids with current songs from the EP like "Glamour Kills", they offer something you really don't hear often in today's bands. Harmonizing, with melodies and utilizing lyrics that make you smile a little every time you hear a song and with such an infectious pop beat. A "Summer" song! as well as the popular "She felt like destroying something beautiful" are great examples. I could compare this to All Time Low, but it would not be accurate because on their tracks the vocals are much stronger. These alternative rock tunes catch you the moment the tracks start.
Friday Night Fever has been featured and praised by Alternative Press Magazine, Absolut Punk, The Daily Chorus, and PureVolume.com top new music chart. I had the opportunity to interview the guys, and besides being a blast to speak with they are filled with dedication and ambition. They also agreed to give us a signed band T-shirt to go with the article.
You can find FNF on YouTube, Facebook, Myspace.com/FNF and ITUNES. As FNF puts it; "This is one fever you can't sweat out" Remember to request Friday Night Fever on your local radio stations so the band can get greater circulation of their music!
1. As an acoustic artist is there one particular artist/band you look up to or find inspiration from?
"I really look up to Bright Eyes and Death Cab For Cutie. They both have such depth to they're lyrics and are so musically talented. I guess you could say they are my biggest inspiration."
2. You play guitar, are you self-taught?
"I am sort of self taught. My dad helped at first, but after awhile I just kinda took it and ran with it."
3. What is the meaning behind 'I am Vassal'?
"In the Medieval times when a peasant owed something to a noble they become a servant to their noble lord. They were then called a Vassal. I feel like I am a servant to my lord so I Am Vassal."
4. Do you play any other instruments?
"I can play piano or synth, bass, harmonica, drums, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele. I taught myself all of them, but I am best at guitar, bass, uke and piano."
5. What genre of music do you consider yourself?
"I don't really think genres are important. Music is a form of expression and you shouldn't classify that into different things. I wouldn't want to attract just a group that likes 'indie'' or 'acoustic' music. I want to attract people that like just music in general."
6. How would you describe your sound?
"The sound of my music is calm I guess. It is something you can listen to when you are just relaxing. I try to not make it boring, but not like full of energy, so I guess it is just relaxing."
7. What is one artist/band you would love to see in concert this year?
"I would love to see Death Cab if they do a tour."
8. What is your hope to accomplish in music?
"I just hope I can reach people with my lyrics. I want people to be able to relate to the words I sing. I would love to go as far as I can with it and if it happens then awesome, but if not then I will always use it for a way to get my emotions out."
9. What is your “Theme'' song right now?
"hmm... I honestly have no idea."
10. Where is your dream place to perform?
"I don't really have a single place I would love to perform. I guess I would like to play shows at like a House of Blues, but other than that there's no specific place."
The Summer Set, There for Tomorrow, Every Avenue, The Cab, NeverShoutNever
Sunday April, 18th 2010 was one of the biggest shows at House of Blues this year as of yet with the AP Tour and headlining artist NeverShoutNever. Getting to an already formed line at 2:30 in the afternoon outside the House of Blues I realized it was going to be a long afternoon when by 3:30pm everyone's clothes were drenched in rain and our umbrellas were doing a horrible job of keeping anyone dry. By 5:30 the line stretched nearly the entire length of the West Side section of DownTown Disney, both wet and excited we started to move slowly around the venue until I was submerged in the middle of a pit crowded with youth wanting to hear some great music.
At the first sound of drums behind the legendary HOB curtain's the crowds' screams began to grow larger and the curtain swung open to reveal the upbeat band The Summer Set who played a fun set and I must say being a girl I love the fact that they have a female drummer rocking the stage , I don't see that very often.
Now Hey Monday was the next band lined up to perform but as all the opening acts are subject to change the band There For Tomorrow played in place. The lead singer showcased his love of the stage and his skill with the guitar as well as a great set from the whole band. But something
interesting I noticed about this lead singer was when I looked around I noticed the majority of the audience screaming over him had wrist bands on (over 21). hmmm:)
Next was the punk/rock band Every Avenue who was personally my favorite of the three bands that had performed so far. They got the crowd going crazy when the band performed "Where Were You" and the lead singer let completely loose when he crowd surfed and climbed in the pit.
The Cab with lead singer Alex DeLeon was such a cool calm artist with such smooth vocals that the crowd was wild for every song the band performed from "Vegas Skies" to "Bounce". The song "One of those Nights" had some company when lead singer to The Summer Set lent his voice to part of the infectious song that had the crowd lifting people up so they could crowd surf, which worked out for them because they were dropped at the front of the stage where Alex jumped down into to the crowd, so they got a very good view...
It's getting later and everyone is severely pumped and impatiently awaiting for the curtain to reopen one final time when we start hearing the strums of an acoustic guitar behind the curtain and the sudden wave a screams began to crash in to the pit getting louder and louder until the curtain pulled away to reveal the ball of energy known to all of us as NeverShoutNever. Christopher Drew rocked the house with his indie/pop vibe and "What is Love" is still stuck in my head! I ventured upstairs where the merchandise was being sold and endless Wonka candy (yum:) when my friend grabbed my arm and dragged me to the exit of HOB where I noticed the lead singer of The Cab (Alex De Leon) stood talking to fans and taking photos, unfortunately my
camera was ill that night, but at least I can say I got a hug from the lead singer of The Cab.
I left the House of Blues really loving the experience I had and the music I heard. Of The night my favorite performance was The Cab and NeverShoutNever!!!
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Just in time for spring comes some new, lively and satisfyingly punk/rock music. Out of Philadelphia with influences including MatchBox 20 and Third Eye Blind comes the band The GoodNight Anthem. They have been featured on “Absolute Punk” and the “Daily Chorus”, with songs played on the MTV shows “Next” and “Parental Control’.
With members Tony (vocals/guitar), Joe(guitar), Max (drums), and Ben (bass) making their way on tour amidst such groups as Mercy Mercedes, they will be performing in Florida around late spring. Their current EP is “Nights to Know You” The Deluxe Edition contains eight songs
including my personal favorites “Forgetting how to feel” and “American Movie”. The Goodnight Anthem's EP is currently available at select Hot Topic Stores and iTUNES. To hear The GoodNight Anthem just visit their MySpace at www.Myspace.com/thegoodnightanthem
The Honesty presently consists of Tasha Gilbreath as lead vocalist and Mikey Davis on drums. The band has only been in existence since September, 2009 and plan to expand to a 5 member group. They are from Baltimore, MD and have a catchy new wave sound putting a cool spin on the lead female rock groups today. Besides being beautiful, Tasha also mixes sweet and edgy vocals similar to Hayley from the award winning Alternative rock band Paramore and Cassadee of Hey Monday.
"We set out for a sound different to our scene." said vocalist Tasha who, along with Mikey, is recording their future debut EP. To check out The Honesty's debut song “Intentions” go to www.MySpace.com/honestyrock.
Happy 2010 Music Lovers
This is the alias of nineteen year old Christofer. His big exposure came... yes, from the internet. A big thanks to MySpace! He began performing as 'NerverShoutNever' in September 2007.
He toured alongside big names such as The Cab, Mercy Mercedes, We the Kings and Forever the Sickest Kids on the Wonka Tour that made a stop at the Lake Buena Vista House Of Blues! This one of a kind big heart artist admires all his fans and takes time to acknowledge them! No matter the emotion he probably has a song to accompany you...I really enjoy 'liarliarpantsonbackwards' and 'I just laugh' NeverShoutNever is available on itunes now! myspace.com/NeverShoutNever
Linden, is a very talented group of singers and musicians coming out of Wisconsin. The group says Linden came from a song they each enjoyed, 'An Oak tree stands beside a Linden' from one of the group's favorite bands “I can make a mess like nobody's business''. Consisting of Kara on vocals, Casi on Keys/vocals and Steven on bass. The vocals of Linden are similar to a less hash not as hard VersaEmerge with musical styling similar to The Morning Of, Meg and Dia and pop's Kate Voegle.
Linden is currently in the studio working on their full length record! You can purchase their EP 'The Future Is...' on either itunes or the bands merchandise store at linden.bigcartel.com! I really enjoyed 'Attached' and 'reflections' which are posted on their MySpace.... Linden is a great pop band headed for a ranking in America’s top 40 countdown! myspace.com/Linden
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