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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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
My love for Jam band music is innate within me as a person but for the past few years I have been delving further and further into music from all around the world. These influences and musical contributions to humanity itself are far-reaching and grand in the scheme of things. Music is the language of us all. It is the root of the universe and the rhythm of life itself. American music has influenced people from all over the world but the industry can be very selfish and close-minded. In this editorial, I would like to encourage all of my readers to listen to and engage in new music and especially, music from other countries, you never know what's going to speak to your soul.
While Afro-beat is not new by any means lately, I have been seeing a resurgence of this West African tradition, which takes it influences from Jazz and other Western musical derivatives. Felt Kuti seems to be the originator or at least the most famous of all Afrobeat artists from the 1970s and beyond but there are many new artists doing the same thing that possibly don't get as much recognition. Besides Fela’s son Femi and grandson Seun, who keep this tradition alive, The Antibalas have emerged from Afro-beat, Reggae and Latin music combined. If you want to explore new music and rhythms start The Antibalas, they are one of the most original and danceable bands I have seen in years.
Tinariwen has taken the world by storm this year and if you haven't heard of this band, you have to check them out immediately. This band turns traditional Arabic music on its head and adds hard hitting, rock sounds and musical structures. They recently did their first tour of America with resounding success.
We never seem to talk about Australian music enough and they seem to have taken the psychedelic tradition from the 1960s on to the next level. A few bands come to mind when I think of the new psychedelic Australian musical and cultural movement. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard are psychedelic rock meets progressive punk mixed with Celtic rhythms not heard in popular music today. It's really hard to describe King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard so, it's best just to listen to them. They are the only band to have a completely atonal album and their music videos are completely wild and eccentric. They toured North America this year and sold out almost every performance. I'm sure you will hear more about them soon. The Babe Rainbow is another Australian act that has caught my attention with their groovy, smooth, psychedelic flow. Songs like ‘Planet Junior’ and ‘Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest” can immediately take you back in time and are great examples of how this band incorporates sitar and ambient sounds.
If you're interested in World Music and International Music, I suggest you check out these bands and see where it takes you. I am also interested in expanding my musical knowledge and if anyone has any other international bands that I should check out, please feel free to drop me an email or comment.
Keep Your Ears And Heart Open,