Singer-Songwriter & Acoustic Guitarist Saul Behan-Dunne Emerges with New Single “You Keep Me Warm”

Saul Behan-DunnThere are a few styles of music that encapsulate the spirit of love and the joie de vivire that humans often experience through intersecting paths. Acoustic music however, is one of the most natural forms by which singers and songwriters fuse the human experience with sound in a completely authentic and unrefined manner. Acoustic artists have a way of expressing certain truth through sound, free from inhibitions, and void of technical saturation. Because of this, listeners are able to take more away from the listening experience, appreciating the artistry, and relating lyrical substance.

The latest release  “You Keep Me Warm” from Melbourne acoustic guitarist Chris McKenna who goes by the moniker Saul Behan-Dunne (pronounced “it’s all been done”), is a spirited gust of melodic guitar rhythms combined with an exuberant vocal and lyrical performance. The production yields a genuine love song that will echo with fans who enjoy ingenuous lyrics and uncut music. In a frank tone, he expresses raw emotion against rolling waves of guitar chords and energetic dashes of trumpet play. The tone of song bears a resemblance to the Plain White T’s song “Hey There Delilah” beckoning fans to sing along.

Saul’s vocals are burly but also charming as they are delivered with a youthful tone and carefree approach. Although his vocal performance has the vibrancy of an emerging artist, it is more than evident by the overall musicality of the song, that he has indeed been there and done that and his journey has taken him far beyond the status quo. As a songwriter, his use of metaphorical phrases effectively conveys the theme of the song to fans in a lighthearted and jovial manner. “You Keep Me Warm” is an amiable and fun-loving track that will have star-crossed lovers of all ages walking hand in hand.

Saul Behan-Dunne, known for his work with The Sigh Company has now embarked on his journey as a solo artist. Delivering a pure uncooked acoustic sound, his music is a fearless expression of emotion and life’s various shades. His sounds are manifold consisting of pop, rock, folk, and acoustic styles. Keep an eye out for the video release of “You Keep Me Warm”. In the meantime, see what’s new with Saul on Triple J Unearthed Radio.

Listen to more sounds from Saul Behan-Dunne on SoundCloud and visit his official website at www.saulbehandunne.com.

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German Pop Band Sidra Releases Music Video for New Single “Cangaroo”

Check out new video “Cangaroo” from German pop band Sidra

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SidraMusic The quintessential pop song invigorates the spirit, warms the soul, and expresses thoughts deep within that are often inhibited by our own resistance to exhibit truth within our selves and those around us. Ever so often, wandering among us is a band that speaks to the inner-self through their music, inspiring listeners, and illustrating lucid images of human relations through original ideas and sound. Sidra, a German pop band has emerged with a music video release for their latest single “Cangaroo”, exhibiting the ability of a band to captivate listeners artistically through lyrical and musical prowess.

A rare find among contemporary pop artists, Sidra encompasses the modern ambiance of Maroon 5 and the soul-searching, lyrical dexterity of Sarah McLachlan. Lead vocalist Lioba Moia will entrance fans with her delightful tone, and exuberant spirit. “Cangaroo” is a tightly woven story of love and fantasy fused with beautifully painted metaphors, and…

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The Largest Fashion Event in Hampton Roads Showcases Local Designers & Brands

 

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Photo by: Quisha McElroy Evoque PhotographyModel: Jermaine (Red Star Model Management)Designer: Vano Couture 

 

 

 

 


 

Da Future In Fashion PartyIn one of the largest fashion events to descend upon Hampton Roads, ‘Da Future in Fashion Party’ held May 25th at The Complex in the historical Old Towne Portsmouth brought together the area’s leading fashion designers, boutiques, and local personalities for an evening of red carpet glitz, emerging seasonal trends, and networking with industry tastemakers. Behind the studded occasion was sought after designer and owner of Woman Beautiful Boutique Patricia Rountree. The event, which launched with a 2-hour meet and greet with cocktails was hosted by Hampton Road’s own Satoria Nicole. Featured designers on the runway were Lipgloss-N-Stilettos, Reckless Clothing, CLU Apparel by Kustom Made Designs & Accessories, LLP Supply Company, Boutique Crush, FlyGirl Boutique, Vano Couture, Endowed Expression Boutique, and Woman Beautiful Boutique.

Boutique Crush-Evoque Photography

Photography By: Quisha McElroy Evoque Photography
Model: Ellie (Red Star Model Management
Style: Boutique Crush

Runway fashions ranged from trendy to futuristic and encompassed a myriad of color and texture in a multifaceted display of artistic expression and Avant Garde style. From eclectic concept designs to ready-to-wear street clothing, an array of styles were revealed for both men and women indicating the quality and distinction that each designer brings to the local scene and beyond. Models illuminated the runway with lightweight summer styles which included maxi-dresses, cropped tops, and flowing skirts adorning floral prints, tribal patterns, camouflage, metallic prints, and solid pastels. Garments with a slighter edge featured spandex and liquid fabrics with a tight fit and short cut.

In addition to an entire vendor area available for patrons, attendees were entertained with a live performance by recording artist G. Profit and event soundtrack provided by VA’s DJ Hipp. The event was a remarkable look into the unique style and flavor that has brought Hampton Roads designers to the forefront as trendsetters not only in the local region but in other areas across the country where their influence is represented.

Sponsored by K. Stinson Production a Sexy in The City Event, ‘Da Future in Fashion Party’

Reckless Clothing Evoque Photography

Photography by: Quisha McElroy, Evoque Photography
Model: Christian (Red Star Model Management)
Designer: Reckless Clothing

featured  King Blue Entertainment, Host Satoria Nicole, DJ Hipp, and was filmed by ‘The Boyfriend Show’. Red Carpet events were managed by Parker Media Group with interviews done by Steven Sykes. Event photographers on hand to capture the show were Shah Moten Productions, Kevin Higgins, Quisha McElroy of Evoque Photography, Capture The Moment Photography, Rashanta & Glenn Jennings of Me Images, and Theodore Pitt Photography.

Patricia Rountree, Owner of Woman Beautiful Boutique founded the business in 2007. Known by the tagline “Woman Beautiful is Alwayz A Lady”, the brand was featured in numerous fashion shows and showcases including the ERAS of Fashion Show in 2013, and the Lawrence Brothers Prime Time Fashion Show. The brand features custom clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. In coordinating one of the largest events that Hampton Roads has seen this year…in addition to the many designers, photographers, models, and make up artists, hair stylists, and participants, Patricia also credits The Complex Restaurant and Night Club, along with Ebony Smith,  Jasmine Littlejohn, and Yaahmonny Harper her personal assistants.

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Photo Credit: Evoque Photography

Models Pictured: Ellie, Christian & Jermaine of Red Star Model Management

German Pop Band Sidra Releases Music Video for New Single “Cangaroo”

SidraMusic The quintessential pop song invigorates the spirit, warms the soul, and expresses thoughts deep within that are often inhibited by our own resistance to exhibit truth within our selves and those around us. Ever so often, wandering among us is a band that speaks to the inner-self through their music, inspiring listeners, and illustrating lucid images of human relations through original ideas and sound. Sidra, a German pop band has emerged with a music video release for their latest single “Cangaroo”, exhibiting the ability of a band to captivate listeners artistically through lyrical and musical prowess.

A rare find among contemporary pop artists, Sidra encompasses the modern ambiance of Maroon 5 and the soul-searching, lyrical dexterity of Sarah McLachlan. Lead vocalist Lioba Moia will entrance fans with her delightful tone, and exuberant spirit. “Cangaroo” is a tightly woven story of love and fantasy fused with beautifully painted metaphors, and prepossessing imagery.

Presented in a brilliant display of bold self-expression, the track is a vibrant exploration of unsurpassed love, willing to go to any length to capture candid moments of joy and love in the most free-flowing forms. The song lyrics are descriptive and inventive, utilizing unconventional metaphors to illustrate the thematic vision of the track. As the song progresses naturally, Moia’s flawless vocal performance intensifies the message conveyed. Check out the music video release for “Cangaroo”, now playing on YouTube.

The music score on the track blends harmoniously with the vocals, imparting upon listeners a pop-rock feeling with a slight edge, appealing to a progressive and eclectic ear. An energetic drum beat maintains a comfortable flow throughout the track as sultry guitars meander in and out of the beat.  A sharp guitar riff slices with precision towards the end of the song giving the track added rock kick. From the intro to the outro “Cangaroo” is a breathless journey for all to embrace as it steadily rises the charts on digital downloads.

Hailing from Germany, Sidra is a multifaceted pop band featuring Lioba Moia on vocals, Martin P. Junker on guitars, Silke Micha on background vocals and percussion, Adrian Paciej on drums, Gerd Strasdas on guitars, Tohper Micha on keys and background vocals, and Alexander Bielefeld on bass. The band’s fusion of sound has been described a dynamic blend of free-spirited energy and infectious passion. Check out more news from the ban Sidra at www.sidramusic.de.

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Marcus “M-Positive” Parker releases new chart-topping motivational smash hit “Long Time Coming”

Marcus M-Positive Parker Hip-hop, much like other styles of music functions to serve numerous purposes through its intent, lyrical content, and overall delivery. While for some it is merely a form of entertainment, for others it is an outlet to express their aversion to social constructs. Rap music, often correlated with the glorification of materialism drugs, sex, money, misogynistic views, and metaphors of violence and loathing has been unfortunately credited for many social ills and toxic messages that are sprinkled throughout the fabric of youths.  From those already impoverished to those who are highly privileged, and everyone in between, the impact of rap music is indelible. The truth is, there is another side of the art-form that considers a more positive stance when distributing lyrically relevant content to the most impressionable members of our communities.

While symphonies from the streets have earned their place among the most popular rap tracks in history, often enticing pliable minds with lucid imagery and salacious lyrics, there are a few artists who have enlisted the viral power of rap to wield the influence of positive energy and empowering messages. Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and lyricist Marcus “M-Positive” Parker is an artist that is using his music to preserve the community-oriented roots of rap where lyrics inspired and empowered. His latest release “Long Time Coming” from his album ‘Motivational Rap-Ten Years Underground’  is a pertinent observation on the direct impact that negative influences have had upon individuals struggling to find success in a world saturated with counterproductive experiences.

“Long Time Coming”,  a laid back track is delivered with unwavering truth and remarkable lyrical content. M-Positive sends a message of individuality, independent thinking, and resilience in the wake of tribulation. He clearly illustrates a well-defined purpose through each and every verse along with the resonating hook “…and all of my problems and hard times almost drove me insane but, still I had to try and maintain”. Without conforming to the commercial toxicity that has polluted airwaves over the last decades, Marcus conjures up a rare and refreshing perspective on life through the vessel of rap. With a distinct southern style beat and mellow cadence, the track will strike a chord with fans who are looking for a rousing piece of work that will uplift and motivate.

As a Texas native and certified underground artist, Marcus “M-Positive” Parker is an best-selling author, lyricist, motivational rap performer and speaker. His critically acclaimed music has been a positive force in the lives of the youth that he influences for over 10 years. Encouraging youth and teens to remain positive in the face of adversity, he has spoken and performed at numerous schools in Texas. Marcus has been featured in a multitude of publications, magazines, and on countless radio shows. His music has reached over 500,00 YouTube subscribers and the number continues to grow. Learn more about Marcus on his website www.marcusparker.com.

 

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New Music Video “Your Light (Let it Shine)” from Artist John Blake featuring Elisa Polanco

JohnBlakePicThere is no doubt that music is a powerful force in influencing society. Considering the viral success of Pharrel’s single “Happy”, music and video have connected people on a global scale in ways that one could never have imagined in the past. Independent artists are no exception when it comes to innovating imaginative ways to extend their reach and touch souls. Songwriter and recording artist John Blake has just released a video for his critically acclaimed single “Your Light (Let it Shine)” featuring Elisa Polanco. The video brings to life motivation and inspiration behind the single which was released earlier this year.

Blake’s latest release exemplifies his vast scope of creativity as an artist, his ability to relate with fans in order to share his influential message, and his tenacity for performing far above the industry standards. The song which holds its own lyrically sends a chilling message about faith against adversity. The performance of John Blake along with Elisa Polanco speaks volumes about the depth of today’s pioneering artists. They are turning the tables on the mainstream while at the same time delivering a sound that undoubtedly appeals to pop culture followers.  Blake as a lyricist and songwriter is breaking molds and setting trends with his distinct and revolutionary style.

The video conveys razor sharp production and high-definition imagery. The production translates the uplifting message of the lyrics effectively while not only entertaining but touching on the core issues that are affecting individuals, families, and communities all over. As a voice of the people, John Blake shares a message of hope and  healing for the discouraged and manages to do so with an ever-present swagger that is often unseen among many aspiring artists. Fans will easily identify with the characters portrayed in the video and walk away feeling positively impacted. Check out John’s debut video on VEVO for “Your Light (Let it Shine)” featuring songstress Elisa Polanco.

On a steady climb upwards, John Blake is making a tremendous impact in the lives of those for whom his music touches. He is setting a new precedence for hip hop artists and empowering those in the world around him. He is a voice of today, producing a sound that is destined to transcend time and remain as an influential force in the future. Look for more information on artist John Blake on his official website www.johnblakenation.com.

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HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, & INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES GIVE BACK TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY …!!

If you are like many aspiring musicians, actors, and filmmakers hoping to earn your star one day along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you will find that the road is not at all an easy one to travel. Regardless of whether you are a thespian in a community theater, a local model hailing from Kansas, or a music producer trying to make it in New York City, the journey to stardom can be long and often times painful. The challenges of rejection and feelings of inadequacy often creep in after being turned down for a major role, passed on by an agency, or after waiting hours online for a casting call only to have the door closed just before your shining moment. Although the climb to the great Hollywood hills may come with it’s share of discouragement, you can rest assured that with the right mindset and connections, the possibilities are endless. Don’t waste time scouring the web for casting notices and non-paying gigs that do not yield any results, take action and jumpstart your career. Learn to earn and gather the tools that you need to be successful.

One of the biggest hurdles to success is not being armed with the knowledge, tools, and contacts needed to succeed in the industry. The best recommendations are going to come from people who have indeed walked in your shoes and those who have also learned along the way to turn their failures into success. Aspiring talents all over will be pleased to learn that there is now an opportunity available to gain further insight into achieving maximum success in Hollywood. Dr. Bro. Steve Harris is giving actors, singers, musicians, and more the opportunity to gain access to the inner-workings of the industry with the Hollywood Entertainment Industry Exclusive Boot Camp.

This exclusive interactive conference is the perfect opportunity to gain insight into television, film, castings, public relations, merchandising, reality television, and social media. Not your typical conference filled with long boring panels, this event will feature workshops and training activities with top-level industry professionals from networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney, and many more. Check out the video on YouTube for a closer look.

There is more great news and Dr. Bro. Steve Harris just made a huge announcement about it! After watching the video, the first 50 people that go to the site SurvivingHollywoodTV.com will have the chance to claim a 7” WIFI tablet. This extraordinary event is registering now and open is to 45 people exclusively so, rush to the website now to secure your seat before time runs out.

Learn more about this amazing opportunity that you do not want to miss and register now SurvivingHollywoodTV.com.