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Charlie Funk’s Give Me A Groove EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
Charlie Funk's Give Me A Groove EP Review

Artist: Charlie Funk EP: Give Me A Groove Produced by Tomás Doncker and James Dellatacoma, and Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper, for True Groove Records Supporting the progressively insightful ideas of your colleagues as they strive to influence their audiences can be a rewarding experience as you strive to help leave an influential mark on society’s ideals. But finally having the courage and drive to fully commit to sharing your own revolutionary ideas can be even more liberating and fulfilling. Longtime staff songwriter for True Groove Records, Charlie Funk, has finally stepped into the spotlight to showcase his own vocal range with his much anticipated solo debut EP, ‘Give Me A  [ Read More ]


Ronjo V’s Ronjoism EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 10 - 2016 0 Comment
Ronjo V's Ronjoism EP Review

Artist: Ronjo V; Ryan Joseph: vocals, guitars, keys; Keith Morgan: guitars, bass EP: Ronjoism Production: Major Label Records/5th Street Studios Fearlessly embarking on a grippingly philosophic and emotionally haunting journey in life, as you strive to find your purpose, can be an enduring process that allows you to fully embrace who you are and where you’re headed. Showcasing the diverse and eclectic culmination of experiences and connections that have powerfully influenced your views and ambitions is the noteworthy driving force in ‘Ronjoism,’ the latest EP from the Austin-based indie rock band, Ronjo V. The group, which features Ryan Joseph on vocals, guitars and keys, and Keith Morgan on guitars and  [ Read More ]


Vein Featuring Alejandro Brooks’ I Feel It Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Vein Featuring Alejandro Brooks' I Feel It Single Review

Song: I Feel It Artist: Vein featuring Alejandro Brooks Production: Produced by Vein; Mixed and Mastered by Audio Animals The griping moments that inadvertently arise from pure coincidence and fulfilling results of hard work and commitment can often times prove a person’s stroke of genius and unparalleled talent. Puerto Rican-Russian music producer, songwriter and singer, Gavriel Rafael Aminov, is the ultimate proof of the powerful results that arise when a determined musician garners fame from not only his genuine talent, but also a stroke of good fortune. The Miami-raised musician, who’s publicly better known by his stage name, Vein, is flourishing as a multifaceted artist in his own right, after  [ Read More ]


IIIZ’s Self-Titled Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
IIIZ's Self-Titled Album Review

Band/Artist: IIIZ (pronounced “eyes”); Members/Instruments: Ison Van Winkle, lead singer; Mari Brossfield, second lead singer; Jacob Gutierrezm Bass and key bass; and Ross Murakami, Drums Album: IIIZ Production: Produced by Ronnie King, Ditch and Alvin Taylor; Record label: Hood And Associates People around the world often form their own distinctive views on society around them, depending on their own unique experiences and relationships. The way they cope with, and express, those individual opinions, however, is often shown through the way they grippingly engage their friends, family, peers and society. Up-and-coming musical band, IIIZ, is one such group that intriguingly conveys their thoughts and feelings through their distinct blend of alternative,  [ Read More ]


Nic Nassuet’s Eleutherios Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 7 - 2016 0 Comment
Nic Nassuet's Eleutherios Album Review

Artist: Nic Nassuet; Members: Nic Nassuet – Guitars and Lead Vocals; Catrina Grimm – Background Vocals and Percussion; Edward Hong – Violin; and Cat Arthur – Bass Album: Eleutherios Production: Josh Riccio, Sing Engine Records People can often harrowingly focus on the despair they distressingly encounter throughout their lives. But if they undoubtedly hold onto their hope in their humanity, they’re more likely to realize and accept that their lives can dramatically improve. Award winning singer-songwriter Nic Nassuet has had a long history in creating dynamic dramatics in his music that helps his listeners understand that they can truly take control of their lives, if they remain determined to hold  [ Read More ]


Plastic Yellow Band’s Above Gravity Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Plastic Yellow Band's Above Gravity Album Review

Artist: Plastic Yellow Band; Band Members: Gerald Jennings: vocals, guitar and keyboards; Joe Hurt: bass; Karl Derrick Tesch: drums; and Joe Smith (guitar) Album: Above Gravity Production: Label: ISI MUSIC; Produced by Gerald Jennings for ISI MUSIC; Music and Lyrics by Gerald Jennings; Publisher: ISI MUSIC, LLC; Recorded and mastered at: ISI STUDIOS Attempting to find and keep the right person who will unquestionably and wholeheartedly love you, who you can also profoundly support as you both value the world around you, can be one of life’s most harrowing and exhilirating experiences. Progressive rock band Plastic Yellow Band, which is inspired by the captivating sentimentalizes that are presented by both  [ Read More ]


Daniel Grinberg’s Short Stories Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
Daniel Grinberg's Short Stories Album Review

Artist: Daniel Grinberg Album: Short Stories Members/Instruments: Daniel Grinberg: guitars and keyboards; Maor Swartzberg: guitars, keyboards and bass guitar; Tal Tamari: drums and percussion; and Yoav Arbel: drums Production: Maor Scwartzberg Affectionately and thought-provokingly reflecting on your life’s most meaningful passions and connections can be a sentimental and gripping experience, particularly as you evaluate your most meaningful accomplishments. Instrumentalist Daniel Grinberg, who has created a successful career out of his admiration for science and technology, is now captivating audiences with his newly launched music career. The guitarist and keyboard player has recently released his debut record, the pop and melodic rock inspired ‘Short Stories.’ One the album, he collaborates with  [ Read More ]


Midwest Soul Xchange’s New American Century Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 28 - 2015 0 Comment
Midwest Soul Xchange's New American Century Review

Artist: Midwest Soul Xchange; Members/Instruments: Ryan Summers – vocals, guitar, piano, b3, synthesizers, mandolin, lap steel and accordion; and Nate Cherrier – vocals, guitar, percussion, bass guitar and harmonica Album: New American Century Production: Produced by Ryan Summers and Nate Cherrier; Mixed and Engineered by Ryan Summers; Mastered by Ryan Summers; All mixing and mastering was done in Marshfield, Wisconsin; Songs recorded in Tempe, Arizona and Marshfield, Wisconsin Fully acknowledging the influence of those people who have left a sentimental and meaningful impact on your ideas and work is a gratifying experience for those who are nostalgically reflecting on their life’s journey. The folk and progressive rock band, Midwest Soul  [ Read More ]


Mind The Journey’s Color In The Gray Machine Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 20 - 2015 0 Comment
Mind The Journey's Color In The Gray Machine Album Review

Artist: Mind The Journey Album: Color In The Gray Machine Production: Produced by singer-songwriter Spencer Sabo; Mastered by Tom Waltz Being an introverted individual often comes with a negative perception from society, as people are often quick to judge their peers for their reserved ideas and approach to life. Singer-songwriter Spencer Sabo’s musical project, Mind The Journey, is enthrallingly allowing the Boston resident to explore his creativity through his unique psychedelic rock, alternative and synth pop songs. His electronica-based full-length debut album, ‘Color In The Gray Machine,’ which is set to be released on January 5, 2016, distinctly proves that the musician does crave acceptance by those people he appreciates.  [ Read More ]


Nesbeth’s My Dream Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 19 - 2015 0 Comment
Nesbeth's My Dream Single Review

Artist: Nesbeth Single: My Dream Production: Entertainment Soul The hardships people are forced to contend with during their childhoods often powerfully influence the type of person they become as an adult. Jamaican reggae artist Nesbeth, who grew up in Trench Town, West Kingston, an area that regularly experiences high crime rates and widespread economic hardship, powerfully refused to fall victim to the harsh circumstances of his community. He was able to find a way to improve his life and future, and connect with people who understand the struggles of living in an economically suppressed area, through his love and talent for music. He has become a respected and admired musician  [ Read More ]


Delta Deep’s Take Me Home For Christmas Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 9 - 2015 0 Comment
Delta Deep's Take Me Home For Christmas Single Review

Artist: Delta Deep; Members-Phil Collen-all guitars, lead vocals (Def Leppard, MANRAZE); Robert DeLeo-bass guitars (Stone Temple Pilots); Forrest Robinson-drums/percussion (TLC, India.Arie, Engelbert Humperdinck, Joe Sample & The Crusaders); Debbi Blackwell-Cook-lead vocals (background singer with Luther Vandross, for Michael Buble and the late Gregory Hines, among others) Single: Take Me Home For Christmas Heedlessly rebelling against the expectations placed upon you by society and your family is an enticing prospect that many young adults happily embrace as they strive to determine what direction they want to take their lives. Phil Collen, who is most well known for garnering success during the 1980s and early 1990s as the lead guitarist of Def  [ Read More ]

Joel Ansett The Nature of Us Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 7 - 2015 0 Comment
Joel Ansett The Nature of Us Album Review

Artist: Joel Ansett Album: The Nature of Us Production: Produced by Brandon Weaver and Chase Weber Naturally understanding and grippingly embodying the most basic and understandable human emotions is one of the most essential abilities of any musician. Denver singer-songwriter-guitarist Joel Ansett is the latest performer to not only enthrallingly understand the instinctive feelings of needing to feel loved and accepted by those you care about, but also effortlessly infuse those emotions into his music. The entertainer, whose folk-pop and R&B-inspired debut album, ‘The Nature of Us,’ is now available, including on iTunes, explores all the joys and disillusionments of being in love. From blissfully always wanting to spend time  [ Read More ]


bitter’s kiss’ Love Won’t Make You Cry Music Video Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 4 - 2015 0 Comment
bitter's kiss' Love Won't Make You Cry Music Video Review

Band: bitter’s kiss; Chloe Baker (vocals/guitar/piano) and Michael Baker (guitar/piano/bass/drums) Music Video: Love Won’t Make You Cry Production: Michael Baker Emotionally examining your feelings as you determinedly strive to stay true to your identity, as well as something that makes your life meaningful, can be an intensely poignant process. One of the most personally significant decisions in life that passionately defines your existence is whether or not you can make your romantic relationship work after you have gone through painful times together, and the other person has teared you down. New Jersey-based indie pop band bitter’s kiss has powerfully explored that difficult exploration into whether or not you should remain  [ Read More ]

Nemo James’ The Minstrel Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
Nemo James' The Minstrel Album Review

Artist: Nemo James Album: The Minstrel Unbiasedly traveling to diverse societies around the world is meant to help people learn to appreciate distinct cultures and beliefs, but that objective examination can shockingly often lead to the same realization: that people of all stature experience the same heartbreak and joy. Musician Nemo James endearingly learned that lesson when he willingly left his successful career as a London session guitarist, in order to concentrate on exploring life outside of music. While his versatility as a guitarist kept him in constant demand, and he garnered work in such varied venues as classical guitar concerts, jazz and folk clubs, rock concerts and country and  [ Read More ]


Kimia Penton’s Lessons From Life and Love EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
Kimia Penton's Lessons From Life and Love EP Review

Artist: Kimia Penton EP: Lessons from Life and Love Production: Album produced by Kimia Penton and Francis Moka at Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas While studying and observing life themes is often times a meaningful way for people to truly understand overall human behavior in the world around them, that essential process is also an insightful way to contend with how the actions of their loved ones has a direct impact on their emotions. Dallas based singer-songwriter-violinist turned psychologist Kimia Penton expertly relied on her experience of helping others to channel those heartbreaking themes of unconditional and unrequited love, as well as the loss of loved ones, in her new  [ Read More ]

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