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Van Wild

Yasmine Van Wilt is a North-American singer-songwriter, writer and actress. She’s completed a PhD in Creative Writing and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

A musical chameleon, she records under her own name and under the name of her two alter egos, Elle “A” and Antoinette. She describes her music—that she creates for herself—as “a folk-rock-pop hybrid, with a strong dash of Delta Blues”.

Rocky

Rocky is stepping out as a solo artist after signing with Zen Bulldog Entertainment, out of New York City, in early 2015. She has a revitalized sound and show.

G9

Hailing from Moscow, Russia, G9 blends pop-rock, electronic, and rap elements together to create an explosive sound. Tim Palmer’s review underlines the band’s unique groove, a strong combination of sounds, and Paramore-like vocals.

Following the band's inception in 2008, the combo quickly earned a positive reputation for its fierce live sets. Combining hard rock, punk, rock and pop elements, G9’s music brings to mind artists such as Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, and Sleigh Bells.

The band has performed at national music festivals including Nashestvie, Dobrofest, Maxi Drive, and OzROCK, has shared a stage with Fall Out Boy, and has radio rotation and TV appearances.

Trey Connor

TREY CONNOR is a 21-year-old pop/rock songwriter and guitarist from a small town near Detroit/Flint MI. Performing since age 13, he captivates audiences of all ages with crystal clear vocals and artful guitar work. 
At age 15 Trey formed and fronted the Modern Rock band Bulletproof Snow and in the next few years, wrote and released two EP’s, “Punished For My Innocence” and “Here We Come”. Rising quickly, the band prevailed in several competitions receiving various awards, including the 2015 Detroit Music Awards People's Choice Award for Trey’s song “Here We Come”.

Piper

Growing up in a small Kansas town, Piper, the daughter of an inspirational top-ten recording
artist, was always drawn to music. At 15 she began her own career as an actress and singer on
the Disney sponsored sitcom iShine Knect. She has since been featured on numerous TV
shows such as America's Got Talent, movies, and podcasts, as well as performing extensively
throughout the United States, Canada, and Africa.

 

 

Trapped In Static

Trapped In Static (TIS.) made their New York City debut in 2011 as an alternative rock/indie band featuring singer/guitarist Athan Hilaki (formerly of GAD.) and drummer David Torres. Athan's dynamically strong vocals feature a falsetto and a hint of raspy power that are often compared to vocal legends like Bono, Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder and Scott Stapp. David's drum rhythms take their influence from Kings Of Leon, Phoenix and Interpol. The core of the band is completed with Gina Rebelo on bass (formerly of Three Day Threshold) and influences from Bootsy Collins to John Paul Jones, creating the foundational surge for the listener to truly become part of the music. Using the depth of life experiences as inspiration for their lyrics, the band strive to connect with the listener through rock-and-roll infused messages of overcoming obstacles with a tinge of sorrow-filled hope. Guitar riffs, keyboards, string section, bass lines, drum rhythms and a strong emotionally-charged stage presence add to the radio-ready experience of TIS.

The Parsnip Revolt

Striving for perfection can be a detailed and hard earned journey. The biggest critic of any musical group is usually themselves and The Parsnip Revolt is that very scenario in motion. With their last album, A Sunshine Report, The Parsnip Revolt found their own open highway to successful longevity.
Reminiscent of Ryan Adams, The Head and the Heart, and Wilco, The Parsnip Revolt are a tightly packaged track driven band loaded with catchy melodies, riffs, and emotional feeling.

HOAX

Formed from the halls of Hofstra University, HOAX is a 5 piece indie-alternative rock band hailing from Long Island, NY. The band is made up of Michael Raj (vocals), Frantz Cesar (Bass), Kevin Lopez (Guitar), Jacob Lopez (Drums), and Paul Brower (Guitar).

Obsessed with Maj7 Guitar Chords, vintage bass, and soulful vocals, HOAX found a unique sound around introspective lyrics. Comparisons have been made to other great alternative rockers such as Kings of Leon & Young the Giant, but HOAX likes to experiment with elements of pop, R&B, and hip-hop and layer this under alternative and indie-soul roots. The band’s sound is as eclectic as its members but was best summarized by a friend who described their music as “the sound of beautiful sadness.”

 

Just Like Honey

JUST LIKE HONEY is an international band and music project formed in late 2014 by Bianca Yang, Darlene Jonasson, Patrick Le Mar and his younger half-brother Steve Le Mar. The band is currently located in western Germany, half-jokingly insisting not be a “German band” because its members actually are from the USA, Sweden, Korea and France.

Although JUST LIKE HONEY’s style is often being referred to as “Dream Pop” or “Shoegazing”, the band is characterized by a rather large number of different sounds and by the experimental, and sometimes chaotic production style of Patrick Le Mar, JUST LIKE HONEY’s mastermind.

 


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VISTA

Welcome to The Oasis - a metaphorical safe haven created by alternative rock band VISTA (comprised of lead vocalist Hope Vista and guitarist Greg Almeida) for anyone looking to find a sanctuary in an apocalyptic world. Combining both alternative rock and electronic influences to create their anthemic sound, VISTA's sophomore EP "Long Live" centralizes around the lyrical theme of forming an allegiance against injustice and finding an oasis in a dystopian society.The 7-track EP, featuring the lead single “Allegiance,” immediately made its’ way onto three different iTunes Alternative charts, including peaking at #10 on the top selling $5.99 albums, and the opening date of their first headlining tour “The Long Live Tour,” a hometown EP release show, was sold out.

 

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Final Update for this week boys and girls...

We checked a lot of bands but we picked a few!

We present....

 

 

Brady Wade

Born and raised in California, Brady Wade has been composing music in a wide variety of genres, spanning from Rock, Adult Alternative, R&B, Soul, Country and Contemporary Christian. Working with some of the best producers and undiscovered artists, he has created The Brady Wade Sessions featuring just a few of his extensive song collection which includes over 200 songs in his catalogue. 
All Music and Lyrics on this page written and produced by Brady Wade, ASCAP.


Jim Duff

Duff, whose ancestry dates back to the 10th Scottish king of Alba or Scotland, grew up in Waynesburg, KY. He also spent time living in areas such as Charlotte, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nowadays, his home is in Austin TX. He first picked up a guitar at age 12 and was instantly hooked. He taught himself the guitar as well as the piano, mandolin and drums over the years.
His style reflects many of the artists in his record collection. There are greats such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson lined up alongside Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Guy Clark. Jim combines traditional Country ballads with flashes of Southern Rock and Blues that come together to create a sound that is both familiar yet refreshingly new.


Kédence

Being exposed to music my whole life, it only seemed natural to pursue a career in music. Inspired by my mother’s singing and songwriting abilities, it was like having my own private vocal instructor; she taught me everything I know about singing. About 8 years ago, I ventured into producing music to accompany her original lyrics, and the music blossomed from there. Since then we have been churning out lyrics, beats and vocals. After being holed up in the studio for the past year in a creative bubble, it was time to start giving the music wings and start releasing it


 

The Wildwoods

Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods, bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are wrapped in a style of music that is like no other. With influences from old time country masters and today’s Indie/Folk sound, The Wildwood’s nostalgic melodies captivate people of all ages.

Andrew Stellman managing editor from Hear Nebraska wrote “There are perhaps few Nebraska acts that represent a merger of past and present quite like The Wildwoods, and if it’s taken you this long to notice, take the opening track of its new album Sweet Nostalgia. The young songwriting tandem of Chloe Pinkman and Noah Gose harmonize like something out of the Depression Era, fitted with a certain weight yet warmly and triumphantly capable of lifting hearts regardless.”


Saint Alto

Saint Alto are a four piece alternative indie folk band. Only a few shows in, Saint Alto has gathered attention for 'hauntingly beautiful' songs paired with the drive of indie folk found in artists such a Ben Howard and Bon Iver. 

Like going to a church where you suspect nobody is a believer but all are in good voice (and the organ has been switched for a nord). These hymns are broken but beautiful all the same. If Vangellis scored a Ray Lamontagne gig it might sound like this. Guitar, vocals, harmonies, drums and claps are offset with synths, atmospheric swells and bass that rattles the rib cage. Lyrically addressing human flaws, love, depression, mind games and the 'oddness' of modernity, the music is shot through with hope; soaring synths, group harmonies and an impassioned lead vocal described as 'maybe the best unsigned vocal in the country'. Songs like Manifesto for Suburbia have all the drive, hope and resistance of early Arcade Fire and are offset against songs like Tell Me Something, a broken electronic folk love song with a 'heartbreakingly pretty, dark and beautiful vocal'.

 


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The Rocky Burning Band

Rocky Burning is alive with ambition. This is a point made readily apparent every time he takes the stage. Rocky has come to his current state of being by traversing a gamut of rock and roll pitfalls and coming out the other side unscathed. He cut his teeth fronting the psychedelic hard rock band "amongst the monks" for several years as they churned out their freshman and sophomore records. They recorded in New York City and toured around eastern U.S. Now Rocky has moved upward and onward recording his 5 song EP "drinking champagne in public" which he has released under his own name. This work is definitively anthemic blues rock taken to the nth degree. It's a classic revival blended with some mod tones and lyrics. The endless hooks attack like ebola and are nearly as difficult to get away from. Listen to the record, watch Rocky perform and your inner rock 'n' roll addict will thank you.


The Actual Situation

The Actual Situation is an original four piece Rock band from New Port Richey, Florida, with aspirations to entertain everywhere and everyone they can, hopefully both in and outside the Sunshine State. The band includes: Don Alexander (on lead guitar and vocals), Ash Spillius (on rhythm Guitar and lead vocals), Christina Gallardo (on bass) and Jesse Daw (on drums). Don graduated MIRA SPC with an AS in audio engineering, and Ash is in school at MIRA SPC for composition and has professionally recorded for various professional YouTube channels. This is Christina's first experience in a band (we’ve been teaching her for about a year and a half!), and Jesse is almost done with the production track of the MIRA program and specializes in electronica sounds as well as running live sound for venues in St. Petersburg, FL such as The Hideaway. He has been drumming with The Actual Situation for 6 months and is fitting in great!


Crow Mother

Crow Mother is rock band from Riga (Latvia) whose music is based on classic rock from the golden age of music in 70s but with some refreshing touch of progressive and psychedelic rock music.

Formed in March 2012 band joins together musicians who has been friends through numerous different bands for long time before joining their forces and inspiration under the name of Crow Mother.

Shortly after forming in 2012 band kicked off with recording their first two singles called Killing the Love and Sugar, Blood & Wine. First two records were more like experiment for band to find its own sound that became more individual in their next two singles – Winterland and Smile Like You Care. Crow Mother quickly claimed its place on local club stages and played at some of the largest music festivals in Baltics.


The Amber Bugs

Like the single malts that warm our throats some things just have to be stowed away in a barrel or encased in the sap of an ancient forest's tree before they can have their fleeting moment of glory. Having played together in other bands for close to a decade in 2015 Ben, Jon and Teresa formed The Amber Bugs in a dirty London railway arch. Songs aren't quite sung, they are ripped from a throat that can't get them out any other way. Instruments are hit hard and stories are told with honesty and passion.


Dirty Faction

A new wave of innovation, Dirty Faction blend EDM and heavy rock into a new, melodic fashion with catchy hooks without compromising intensity behind the music and lead the next generation of musicians to come. The band has been described as a mix of bands such as Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold with a strong electronic presence with sounds similar to deadmau5, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond. The trio is formed of Roman on vocals, Lapush on guitar and Doug on drums. Dirty Faction’s philosophy is to bring people from all backgrounds together through the energy of the music and inspire the people brought together through the live experience Dirty Faction invite everyone to be a part of. 

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:31

Greetings Stranger

"Greetings stranger...

Have ye been to the Lady Luck Tavern lately?

What?... Ye 've never heard of it?... Where are ye from?... Not from around I gather....

Are ye from the eastern dales?... or.. maybe from the southern sultanates....

Fine... don't tell... It doesn't mater anyway... Sooner or later ye'r gonna be a sword coaster.... or ye'll die... Hahahahahaha....

Ahem... Were was I?.. Ah yes, the Lady Luck Tavern... Just head for Daggerford's marketplace and ye'll find it... For me its the best place to be if yer looking for some company or a half decent meal... Its even better place for those looking for some adventure I tell ye!

Anyway, there's a new bard in the place, charming fellow..., gets quite the audience every night.

I gather that its not his talent for singing, that people find interesting, but the words of his songs.

There is a particular one, that he always keeps for last, that speaks of hidden treasure or something.. I think it goes like this....

Ahem.....

Now sit around and hear the tale

of poor ol' merchant's coffin nail

 

He was the richest man around

and it was full well known in town

 

he had a fear a bit surreal

his treasure everyone would steal

 

and thus he traveled far and wide

to find a place his gold to hide

 

and soon he stumbled on a cave

designed by fate to be his grave

 

you see the man was unaware

the cave was also a monster's lair

 

poor fella went and woke the beast

and soon became the monster's feast

 

his treasure's still there I suppose

and that is how the story goes

 

So if you 'd like the merchant's wealth

I'll drink a pitcher to your health

 

And if you want to know the place

Buy me a beer of fuck your face

 

 

I know I'm not much of a singer, but ye seem like an adventurous fellow..., why don't ye go there and see him for yer self?...

Maybe his on to something...."

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What a lovely Saturday boys and girls!

Enjoy this weekend with fresh bands and solo artists...

 

 

Oh!Kelly

Oh!Kelly is energetic, layered, and visceral.

The brain-child of Jared O'Kelley (VOX), Oh!Kelly composes American rock with the joys of Pop, the melancholy of Blues, and the empowerment of Punk into a self-proclaimed "identity crisis" that can bounce between Top-40 hooks and deep track ALT/indie broods like a sushi sampler served with french fries. Oh!Kelly's live show evokes a wide range of emotions that connect audiences of all ages, as nostalgic flare for 90's and early 00's headbang along in tracks like "History...Repeating" and "Nepotism", and progressive vibes fit the modern bill with "Howling at the Moon". This gumbo mashup of sub-genres is made possible by all-star musicians, seasoned respectively in their own backgrounds, ranging from Metal and Lo-fi to Top-40 and Gospel.


Joel DaSilva

Delving back deeply into his Chicago Blues and Americana roots, DaSilva has emerged with some truly visceral new material, the culmination of months of soul searching, hard living and late night driving. The result? “Everywhere From Here”, Featuring the single “SHAKE!” released in July, 2017. ‘SHAKE!’ is the first single from DaSilva’s forthcoming new album entitled “Everywhere From Here” to be released in September 2017. Produced at nationally renowned TrunNoyz Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ‘SHAKE!’ captures the essence of Joel’s combustible new blues sound which combines elements of lo fi garage blues with a driving roots beat.


A Wild Frontier

A Wild Frontier was started in the Spring of 2016 by former members of The Status, Ben Grant and Mike Felker. Even prior to The Status’ 2008 Doghouse records release (So This Is Progress), Ben and Mike had been writing together for 5 years. With hundreds of songs and unused demos since then to choose from, they began recording A Wild Frontier’s debut record in March of 2016. “Make It Count” was released on April 4th, 2017 and is available at all digital retail stores and is available on CD from the bands website .


Flashpoint

In 2010, Tim Deschaine, former front man and guitarist for Los Angeles based band Nimbus, moved to Augusta, KS to start a family. After a short break, Tim arose from the ashes of the Nimbus project, to continue his passion for songwriting. He then threw himself headfirst into the Wichita music scene. 
After weeks of searching for band members, in 2014, Tim called upon close friend and guitarist, Josh Gilbert, to join the ranks and bring his love of playing to the foreground. Through Josh came Flashpoint's first drummer whom brought the next core member and bassist Joshua Naval. Joshua's diverse knowledge of rhythm and understanding of structure, made him a perfect match for the group. With two years under Flashpoint's belt, a time came where the original drummer decided to part ways. Through friends and neighbors of the group, came Flashpoint's drummer Ammon Ohlson. Ammon, a self taught drummer and madman, was the missing element the band needed.


The Barrbarians

In under two years, The BarrBarians went from blasting Misfits songs in the van on the way to their gigs, to opening up for former Misfits’ lead singer, Michale Graves. This independent rock band from the windy shores of Asbury Park, NJ are taking their motivation and love of music and cultivating a following for their raw, head-banging sound. Their influences — bands like Green Day, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Elvis, the Misfits (of course), and more — follow that same rough, but melodic pathway. Molding their sound and forming a fan base has been what these five rockers have been working toward, and it seems to be paying off. 
-THE AQUARIAN weekly-

 

Son of Prey

Son of Prey plays alternative rock based on powerful themes, driven by strong vocals and numerous guitars performed as modern ”wall of sound”.

 

Lilah Burger

Lilah Burger was born on July 7th, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. At the age of five, Lilah began taking piano lessons, and she continued to do so until age ten. At age fifteen, Lilah released her first official song, "The Good Guy." Upon the day "The Good Guy" came out, Lilah released many other singles like jazzy-rebellious "Oh, Darling" and nostalgic "Flicker Back To You."  In June of 2017, Lilah's debut album 'Carnival' was released. Heavily influenced by Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Harley Quinn and The Joker's love affair in Suicide Squad, 'Carnival' tells a tale of heartbreak and recovery. The title track, "Carnival," speaks of a love like a puppet show. "My life at the time of creating this album was a carnival in itself. I was going through so much at once; it was quite overwhelming. That's when the inspiration kicked in," Lilah says. "She's Not Real" cries out feelings of abandonment, while "Know-It-All" talks of a judgmental friend. "Incorporating Godinto my music is very important to me," Lilah states.

 

 

Olivia Henry

Olivia Henry grew up in Los Angeles, singing and writing poems. At an early age, she began classical vocal training with a Belgian Opera singer, and furthered her training in jazz, contemporary, and musical.

 


Since you've come so far ...

.... we would like to inform you about The Old School Project's operation. Over time, the number of people interested in The Old School Project has steadily increased. Unlike other websites and online media, the core of The Old School Project is not the well-known journalists and radio producers, but the young people in the field of journalism who nevertheless worthy of their place. Therefore, the resources for running The Old School Project, which requires time, money and hard work, come only from its physical place, the coffeehouse.

So to continue to provide our services to upcoming bands / artists, giving the opportunity to new journalists publish their articles, and to develop our innovative ideas, we ask you to devote a minute of your time and become a part of The Old School Project.


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Brian Jones Rock'n'Roll Revival

The Brian Jones Rock’n’Roll Revival inspires the timeless boogie of soul-driven blues-based Rock’n’Roll. This music will inspire your SPIRIT, and we uplift your SOUL…… So turn it up!

In July 2016, we released our first album of original rock & roll music “A Real Good Time.”  The Album is anchored in hard driving blues, big riffs, sexy hooks, and plenty of swagger.  The EP features several all-star guest players, on piano, guitars and harmonica.  You can listen to some of the songs here on the website.

QOK

QOK is an alternative pop rock band from Northern Virginia.  The band writes and performs original music that blends styles such as pop, rock, reggae, jazz, blues, latin, caribbean, and soul. QOK enjoys being involved in the community and raising awareness of topics close to their hearts. The band currently works with local organizations such as USA Cares and FishingCommunity.org who represent the military community and advocate for mental health awareness, both topics which inspired their original song “Unknown Soldier”. In the past they have shared their music and talents with Loudoun County Public Schools to support suicide prevention. As they write new music and prepare for a 2018 tour, QOK hopes to keep building relationships that promote music influenced by their community. Their debut EP "EPisode I" was released June 2017 and is available in all online music stores.

 

Article Photograph byCharles Deluvio

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Although, we have already entered the age of nerdism and geekiness, where people that play video games and know how to use a PC can now be considered " cool" at the same time, Dungeons and Dragons is still a game where the majority of people playing it are men. 

That is why here at The Old School Project, in an attempt to bring balance and diversity to our campaign, as well as the general D&D fan-base, we announce that each of the characters of the first all-girls team will acquire a unique magical item at the start of the game.

Each of these items will be given according to the character classes and will be tightly connected with the campaign's plot. Furthermore, the power of the items will scale parallel to the user's level, making them quite useful throughout the whole campaign and to all levels.

Each of these items will be visible to all, as it will be posted to the owner's profile page at the Bloodvale Campaign site. Don't forget that you do not need to be a full team of four in order to play. If there are at least two applications, then you can start as a party of 2 and then other people may join your team.

Don't forget that you do not need to be a full team of four in order to play. If there are at least two applications, then you can start as a party of 2 and then other people may join your team.

Bare in mind that starting with such an item will not make you the permanent owner, because many may seek to take it from you, be them monsters or even other players.

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Hearing the sound of the shutter breaking, the baron snapped out of his thoughts and rushed to close the window and seal his room from the raging storm. It was not that he minded the trenchant wind filling his chambers, or the cold of the rain that hit on his flesh like a million tiny hammers, they were quite insignificant to his  unearthly existence. What bothered him was the screaming sound of the tempest, which was greatly distracting him from planning all the intricate steps that where needed to achieve the goal at hand.

After he shut the casement, the sound limited significantly and apart from the hollow whistling coming from outside, the space acquired a more seclusive atmosphere. The baron stood still lost in his thoughts, as he was looking through the glass at the lightless fields around his keep. He was still slightly irritated, but it was not the sound this time, but something else. Something that was always there, always lurking in the back of his head. It was like an insatiable hunger forever howling inside his gut, or like an unquenchable thirst constantly scratching his throat. Surely, he could reduce it from time to time, but he knew very well that he could never get rid of it.

"My lord..." said a soft whisper coming from the door. The baron turned and looked at the speaker knowing full well that he would not she a thing. He knew that the speaker, his servant, was an invisible outlandish conjuring, a creature of shadow with no real subsistence in this world.

He only nodded and the servant replied, "your guests are in the reception hall for quite a while and etiquette requires for your presence...".

"Do they have the item?"the baron said eagerly.

"They do..." responded the shade with its colorless tone.

The Baron exhaled a fake breath and quickly opened the window with a mighty motion. His next words were cloaked as the storm violently burst inside the room. They must wait a bit longer".

"Where shall I say you went?" asked the creature.

"To hunt"

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Pearl Handled Revolver

It's music that sounds like it's coming up through the gutter from a subterranean blues club that is frequented by a collection of vagabonds and circus freaks tripping on hallucigens.' - Powerplay

The retro-rockers from Bedfordshire sounded a warning shot with last year's debut album Colossus. Now they're about to return... with a follow-up called This Mountain Waits that adds the priceless element of maturity to the mix. - Classic Rock Magazine

The Critically Famed

Birthed out of Chicago, Illinois The Critically Famed was founded by brothers Josh and Jeremy Sentner on May 13th, 2017. The band is currently in the studio creating their debut album "music for the city." Full of chill vibes and smooth, passionate vocals over driving rhythms and energetic, sparkling guitar riffs; this record is set to release Spring of 2018. Following the release, The Critically Famed is set to play the "music for the city" Tour this upcoming Summer.

Teddy Matthews

Teddy Mathews is a guitarist and singer/song writer from Worcestershire. With his recently released singles ‘LOVE’ & ‘WORRY’ it would seem Teddy has slipped under our musical radar. Within the last month he’s been aired on BBC introducing, gigged at some of our local music festivals. As well as finding time to film a music video and putting together and rehearsing with a live 4 piece band to take on the road.

Greg Harrison Band

After a near death experience, Greg Harrison decided music was the best medicine for his soul. So after many months of mental and physical struggles he decided to make it his life. He started playing many shows but eventually got tired of playing alone.
So he went out and snagged up lead guitarist, John Bonnett. Greg and John had occasionally played shows together in the past so they knew they could at least have a good time jamming together.  Show's we're going great for the two of them but after a few gig's they felt in definite need of some percussion. It just so happened they didn't have to look too far, as good friend and multi-talented Zack Lilley, just happened to be free to join in on the fun. Not only does Zack keep the beats but he brings great writing skills to the band as well.

 

 

Rocketsmith

Driven by the love of guitar music and fun, Rocketsmith turn up, tune up and go off. 
Join us as we light the touch paper without standing back.

Rocketsmith. 
We turn up, tune up and go off like a great Yorkshire rocket fuelled by adrenaline and the love of great music 
Join us as we light the fuse without standing back.

Marly Kay Music

Looking back on her childhood, Marly Kay admits that if you had asked her then if she had ever imagined being a singer, the response would have been no. Growing up in a family of all boys, Marly Kay dedicated most of her time to sports, and much less to the arts...minus her extreme passion for the piano. It wasn't until a debilitating knee injury that kept her out of the games that Marly literally "fell into" the love of singing, and has never, and will never look back. 

Since the time when a close friend first asked her to perform in a local pop/classic rock cover band, Marly Kay has grown from being just the singer of a band, to defining her own identity as an artist. In addition to writing and composing her songs, Marly is also a multi-instrumentalist who dedicates most of her time outside of the studio educating aspiring young musicians and vocalists to pursue their dreams as she has pursued hers.

 


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Karen Lee Andrews

Karen Lee Andrews (Formerly known by her stage name Ms Murphy) came into the public’s awareness in 2013, through her soul slaying performances on TV’s hit show, The Voice Australia. Ms Andrews has that rare gift to communicate the unspeakable. Cameron Adams, from the Herald Sun, says, “Ms Andrews has one of those authentic sounds you hear, even through the gloss of TV, you can tell she has lived and loved.” Her sensibility allows the audience to surrender to the music, the experience is mutually warm and commanding.

Indigo Storm Band

Indigo Storm is rapidly becoming known for original composition packed with interesting lyrics, powerful vocals, and outstanding instrumentals that simply draw you in. CJ Jones (guitar and vocals), Ryan Slayton (drums), and David DeWolfe (bass), join forces to generate their brand of contagious rock. As noted by Indigo Storm listeners: 

"The riffs came down hard and fast without any warningwhatsoever. Now I know how it feels to live in Kansas during tornado season."

Search For George

Formed in the early 90s by brother and sister Mark and Mary Dahm(Timmer) and their friends and coworkers Dion Raymond, Scott Rasmussen, Kurt Brost and Mike Vermillion, search for george rose through the ranks of the Sioux Falls music scene from a three-piece cover band to one of the region's most popular original acts. Their self-titled debut CD dropped in 1996 to critical and popular acclaim, setting the band on a course that saw them play to packed houses across the Midwest.

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The priestess knelt over the steaming pot, boiling with bellaroot and mushade, and took a deep breath of the fumes. She closed her eyes and let the numbness take her. After a while but soon enough she felt that familiar sensation that was like falling into a pit of tar, into the black nothingness, into the Abyss. She opened her eyes, but she could not see, and started walking towards no particular direction, as she would always do when visiting her goddess's domain.

For a time the only sound she had for company was the tranquil splash her bare feet made when touching that liquid shadow this ghastly place had for soil. And then she felt it. That awfully powerful presence that filled the space like a tide of doom and despair. Suddenly, fear was the only thing she knew, a fear so grate and unrelenting, that touched the borders of insane euphoria and made her want to reap her own heart out as offering to the being responsible for all that chaos.

Into the deep darkness she could now make out eight long silhouettes, like giant slender daggers of glistering black carapace, stabbing the ground and supporting a monstrous black body. The priestess knew the figure of her goddess all too well, and she run closer to the giant form, craving for just a glimpse of her divine face.

And there it was, in all its horrible beauty and perfection, an elf-like body growing waste up over the black spider bulk. The goddess's skin was as dark and smooth as policed obsidian, and from her head ,like hair, sprung silver web, covering her breasts and shoulders. Two glorious black orbs, emptier than death and at the same time full of power, were the goddess's eyes, but they were not looking at the priestess. They were destructed, looking at something indefinable, something small that stood between her feet. The goddess stretched her hand, trying to reach for it, but for some reason she could not, as if there was an invisible barrier protecting it from her grasp.

The priestess went closer to look and soon enough she stood right over it. Her eyes widen as the divine knowledge was getting carved into her mind and into her soul.

Right then and there, in to the edge of existence, for the first time in her life the priestess was sure, she knew exactly what she should do.

 

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The Brothers Footman

Every once in a great while the stars align to bring together an abundance of talent, dedication, and commitment to excellence; such is the case with Dikembe, Gerald, Micah, and Joshua Footman. Their breakout hit Clear Country Sky seems to have struck the right chords and challenges musical barriers that dictate they be boxed into a particular sound or genre of music.  From the initial rifts of the acoustic guitar you get the sense that Country Sky will be an instant classic. Add to that the unique and blended harmonies of the brothers and before you know it you’re hooked by the catchy, addictive lyrics.

In 2017 The Brothers Footman signed a record label deal with Victory Music Buzz, LLC.

 

Celeste Buckingham

By the age of 17, Celeste Buckingham had already conquered the European music scene. Born in Switzerland to a Swiss-American family, she rose to international recognition on the program SuperStar, indisputably solidifying her status as a pop star in Eastern Europe along the way. Her 2012 full-length debut, Don’t Look Back [EMI Czech Republic], yielded the Top 10 single “Run Run Run”, which even garnered the honor of “Best Czech & Slovak Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards. However, in 2013, Celeste officially arrived in the United States, immediately turning heads as she commenced her next conquest.

 

STEREOFEET

StereoFeet is an American rock band formed in Chattanooga, Tennessee by Chris Graham and Leon Walker. StereoFeet is a band concerned with making quality rock'n'roll that first draws in listeners with a passionate, melodically hard-rocking sound, and gets them to do some soul searching while they're there. Lyrically, their themes of universal struggles, hope in adversity, self-examination, and striving for goodness, are issues everyone can relate to and receive encouragement from. Neither trendy nor antiquated in style, the band aims for music with no expiration date. This is a serious and hard-driving band, but they have their softer side with some subtler, bittersweet acoustic elements interspersed. The conviction and commitment inspiring StereoFeet is strikingly apparent in their intense, energetic live shows. They consistently pour out everything they have onstage when they perform.

Indigo Reign

Indigo Reign was formed in early 2015, and since then has recorded two EPs and a single and has performed widely across South Africa. Their music has been played on radio stations across South Africa and internationally.
In October 2015 the band recorded an EP: Could You Be? The EP features three tracks, all written by Indigo. In December 2015, they completed a tour of the Eastern Cape to promote the CD, to excellent reception from audiences. Could You Be? was on the charts at Wild Coast FM for over two months, reaching number 4.
The songs are a reflection on some of the darker times in Indigo’s life and an exploration of love and loss, not least the loss of his close friend and bass player, Dean Michael, who died tragically in 2013.

Paragon

Blending melodic forcefulness with harmonious arrangements, the synergy that defines the group’s esoteric sound is driven by alternative piano rock with a modern edge. First and foremost however, before attempting to put a label on the group’s unique sense of aesthetics, Evine strives to create epic and unforgettable melodies that are bound to leave an impression even with the most jaded listener.


Victor Spoils

FORMED IN LATE 2014, VICTOR SPOILS BRINGS TOGETHER THE TALENTS OF JOSH NEUGEBAUER (VOCALS, GUITAR, KEYS), AARON ELLIS (GUITAR, VOCALS), NICK FEDERINKO (GUITAR, VOCALS), DOUG LEE (BASS, VOCALS) AND DAN NEWMAN (DRUMS). HAVING PLAYED TOGETHER IN PREVIOUS BANDS (A DAY LATE, HOW BIZARRE) THIS VETERAN GROUP DELIVERS POP ROCK PERFECTION. THE SPOILS LINEUP IS HERE TO BRING YOU MORE THAN JUST YOUR AVERAGE ROCK SHOW…THEIR UNIQUE BLEND OF VOCAL MELODY WITH PURE ROCK ENERGY WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE.

 

Joel Cross

Joel grew up singing gospel songs with his seven siblings. His heartfelt approach showcased his ability to make each piece sound new, truly a sound all his own. One afternoon, while playing the Dallas Arboretum, Joel decided to appease the crowd’s unconventional request for a song by Taylor Swift. A fan happened to catch his very soulful rendition of “Shake it Off” on video and uploaded it to YouTube. By the next morning, it had over half a million views, and Joel’s face was on every major news source in Dallas. The viral video quickly catapulted his career as he captured the attention of fans across the globe, including Ellen DeGeneres, America’s Got Talent, Capitol Records, Time, and MTV. Four-time Grammy award-winning artist, India Arie, was also intrigued by Joel when she heard one of his original songs, “Candlelight,” and invited him to collaborate with her on her upcoming album.

Mark of 1000 Evils

After being bereft of band-related shenanigans for a while, Dan & Jeff met over ballet lessons and set about making some noise... Bringing Andy in through a mistaken Russian Bride order over the web.

 

Le Folli Arie

Le Folli Arie become a reality in 2012. The band is made of four musicians living in Milan that have a huge live experience. They all have worked in various musical projects and share a common love for music from the 70's (Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, PFM, Banco di Mutuo Soccorso, Area,...). They have also been influenced by grunge, pop, latin, funk, jazz, heavy metal. The clash and melt of all these musical influences gave birth to Le Folli Arie's unique style.
The process of making the band sound whole and unique required 2 years of labor-intensive work..
Once you listen throughout the album you can perceive the binding that gathers the 13 tracks together. 
The listener is able to experience many extremely different atmospheres and emotional episodes and to appreciate a deep sense of coherence throughout the entire listening experience.
That's why defining Le Folli Arie's style is not a simple task: it could be prog music dressed as pop or the exact opposite.


Ashlynne Vince

Ashlynne Vince is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has had the privilege to work with many well-known artists on both sides of the border. You can see Ashlynne as a regular performer down on Broadway in the heart of Music City.... or on Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls where she performs regularly at Hard Rock Cafe, Kelseys, Niagara Brewing Company, Hilton.....or at one of the several summer festivals in and around Canada.

Article Photograph byWesley Gibbs

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Getting started

The Basics

In order to start playing the Dungeons & Dragons game, each player must create an adventurer (also called a character) and team up with other adventurers to embark upon magical adventures within a fantasy setting.

Apart from the players the game also requires a Dungeon Master. The Dungeon Master takes the role of the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur and playing the role of the inhabitants.

The characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants and each other. Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge.

What you must to do

The first thing you must do, if you wish to join the Bloodvale Campaign, is to imagine the kind of character you would like to play. The basic things that define you character are his/her race and class. You can find the available races and classes along with descriptions and some cool pics in the Class and Race sections of our website. 

Each race and class has its own special rules and together they affect the success or failure of the majority of the things a character does in the game. If you are not familiar with those rules and you do not want to do research, don't worry because we will be there to explain them to you at the beginning of the game.

Keep in mind that the core and soul of the game is not based on rules and math, so the only thing you must really do is have a quick look at the available classes and races and see what would fit best to the image of the character you would like to play the most.

Race and class are far from the only things needed to create a character. In order to make a unique adventurer you must think of everything that defines him or her as an individual in the fantasy world in which you are going to play.

You can start with the name. Think of an appropriate name for you character, that sounds cool and matches with his or her race. For example Grogg is a very good name for a half-orc marauder, but it would not go well with an elegant high elf. You could even choose to have a family name as well.

After you think of a name you must create the background of your character. To do so you must imagine things like:

Age

Family status

Friends

The early years

Important events in life before the start of the game

Ethics

Personal goals 

You can write a short summary of your character's past, up until the day before the start of the game. It could be very helpful to us to have a written background. Don't worry, it does not need to be very thorough and specific, it is only there to make your character more complex and more realistic.

After you finish with the conception of the character you only need to send us an e-mail to apply for the campaign. In this mail you should include the name, race and class of your character and it will be truly appreciated if you include a short text for the background.

As is written in the introduction of the campaign, you must be a team of up to four people in order to play.

If you already have up to three friends that are as eager as you to play, then you can apply as a whole team in a single e-mail, in which you should include information for all the characters, as well as a name for the team.

If you do not know anyone else that would like to join the campaign, don't worry, just apply for yourself and we will find other single players to team you up with.

Don't forget that in this campaign you can play with only one character, so choose wisely!

We can't wait to read about your mythical adventurers.

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