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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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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Entertainment Industry Exclusive: Surviving Hollywood Boot Camp with Dr. Bro. Steve Harris

 

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.

 

 

“Don’t Look At Me” the latest song from the Rockin45s surges the charts


TheRockin45sNot Afraid to Say it…

There are often words between men and women that remain unspoken. These moments between the lines can lead to misunderstandings and conflict through which relationships are often eroded. The latest single from Farmingville, New York’s favorite party band the Rockin45s titled “Don’t Look At Me” challenges the notion that love conquers all. In fact, the band candidly provides a glimpse into the male psyche while exploring the feelings and emotions behind unrequited love.

Known for cranking up parties with their classic covers, the Rockin45s have gifted fans with a fresh, original piece that speaks volumes about the band’s extensive musical scope. While the band often performs up-beat, high-energy songs, “Don’t Look At Me” carries a more mellow tune for listeners to enjoy. The song conveys as a slow-tempo rock single but, it still emanates the vivacious spirit that the band has grown affectionately known for throughout the years. For music fans, the lyrical composition of the song will be a refreshing break away from the often frivolous, fluff of mainstream pop. The band succeeds in not only delivering an agreeable track but also provides a mindful observation of themes that hit closest to home; they do so in a clever manner.

Alongside the band’s thick, and saucy music accompaniment, tough rock vocals reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen’s style,  yield a gritty expression of man’s inner-working to listeners. The hook “If it’s love, don’t look at me” makes a bold statement from the perspective of a person who may be loved but is not actually loving. The song is presented from a point of view that we, as socially constructed individuals are not often privy to. Encouraging men not to skirt around their feelings and challenging women to accept the reality that “he’s just not that into you” is an unabashed concept but painfully real. Certainly a band that thinks outside of the box, the Rockin45s possess a distinct quality and aptness for handling topics that many other artists elect not to. This is exciting news for music fans on the prowl for righteous, fun music, soul-stirring content, and nostalgic waltzes with irony and life’s subtleties.

Based in Farmingville, NY the Rockin45s are one of the most popular cover bands of our time. While not only smashing it up with award-winning classics, they have an extensive catalog of original hits available for yearning ears around the globe. Comprised of Matt Nappo on guitar, Mike Barone on drums, Bill Capozzi on bass, and Mike Scarione on vocals, the entertaining shock-rockers have garnered thousands of fans around the world.  Listen to more music from the Rockin45s on Reverbnation and for the latest information on tours and so much more check out their official website at www.therockin45s.com.

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International pop star Virginia Bright shines with her latest single “Coz You Are”

Virginia Bright Grammy

International Pioneering Pop Artist

This week we traveled abroad to discover international pop sensation Virginia Bright. It is not often that you come across an artist that is able to deliver such a diverse and eclectic flavor through their music, but when they do, it is worth venturing further to understand the origins of their unprecedented sound. International pop artist Virginia Bright has just released her latest single “Coz You Are”, a powerful master-mix of high energy music and luscious vocals. Considered a pioneering artist of her time, Virginia Bright has clearly knocked down barriers on an international scale having gained fame and notoriety as not only a singer, but also as an actress, dancer and film producer. A native of Madrid, Spain, Bright has maintained a stronghold on the industry from Europe all the way to the United States.

“Coz You Are” is the quintessential feel good song with a vibrant energy that is similar to Pharell’s song “Happy”. Virginia successfully joins elements of her Spanish roots, Afro-Latin rhythms, and modern dance flare to deliver a fun-loving track with massive international appeal. Bright has established herself as a cutting-edge performer and artist with a groundbreaking sound and style. Through her latest track she welcomes fans new and old into her radiant world with finesse and charm.

Having already been deemed an international icon in the Afro-European music scene, Bright’s latest release is a glimpse into the massive powerhouse whose music is drawn from her personal journey. Virginia shares with fans, a heartfelt look into self-discovery through “Coz You Are”. Although the song carries a light and breathless tune, Bright said that the song expresses the discovery of oneself and beauty through the eyes of another. She describes the song as being about “Unconditional love-the whole you, mind, body, and soul..where life is all like a big rainbow full of color.” She said “then is when I understood we are all one.”  The song’s lyrics truly do express the subtle nuances of self-actualization in a positive and energetic way. Bright allows fans to travel with her along a vivid journey full of imagery and delight, a journey that will not soon be forgotten.

In a time where many people are struggling to find inner peace,  failing to realize the true beauty that lies within, Virginia Bright has courageously reached out to fans, relating to them in such a way that is to be recognized and commended. Often times it is an uplifting song that reflects on the experiences of humanity that truly creates life changing events. What better way to touch the world and make a difference than through music, and Virginia Bright is doing just that.

Check out the video for “Coz You Are” on YouTube.

 

While not only sharing her personal experiences with fans through music, Virginia is dedicated to giving back to her community as well. A portion of the proceeds from “Coz You Are” will be distributed to her top 3 charities, Forward Organization, Pink for Africa, and the FAM Foundations.  Bright says “I wanted to do it this way, because it drives me and motivates me much more, in knowing that per download people make of my music or purchase of any of my merchandising related to “Coz You Are” we altogether will be making a huge contribution and great difference in the lives of many children and women out there.”

Recognized as a singer, dancer, actress, and film producer, Virginia Bright got her start in music very early playing the accordion and touring around Madrid with a band. Having performed an all girl-group, and a gospel group, she later secured performances on Spanish TV programming and performed back up vocals for popular artists such as Amparo Sandino. Her unique texture of musical styles has ushered her into opportunities such as performing for the “Don Omar, King of Reggaeton” concert as well as appearances at numerous venues around Europe. Known for fusing together hip-hop, salsa, jazz, pop, Zouk Makosa, and Buleria, Virginia Bright is affectionately known as Queen La. V. Now based in Los Angeles, California, Bright is poised to lead the international music scene with an ever-present energy that is not only essential in today’s music scene, but unequivocally surpassing all competition.

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Music with a Message: Journey with L.A. based Singer- Songwriter Breanna Kennedy

Singer-Songwriter Breanna KennedyLeaving her heart on the soundstage

One of the most powerful ways to reach a captive audience is through music. Although it is a beloved pastime, music can also bring awareness to social issues that impact our lives with such enormity that they cannot simply be ignored. What is even more spectacular is when an artist, who as a vessel is able to share with fans an intended message while utilizing their inherently, artistic gifts.  An artist that has chosen to share her personal journey with fans is L.A. based singer-songwriter Breanna Kennedy.

Breanna recently released her single “She’s Falling”, an emotional song about her sister Destiny who took her life at the very, young age of 23. The song, now available on iTunes, is powerful and elicits a profound response towards a serious issue that touches many a person regardless of social, racial, religious, and economic boundaries. Kennedy not only demonstrates her tenacity and resilience  as a young musician, but she also courageously ventures where few artists dare. Musicians of this variety reach within their own inner-workings to share with fans their personal experiences. It is these experiences that enable such musical geniuses to influence, inspire, and bring awareness to the issues that affect humankind.

Although Breanna Kennedy is a youthful 21 years old, much like singer-songwriter Adele, her sound is well beyond her years . The remarkable fact is that both artists effectively deliver deeply rooted songwriting and soulful vocals in a contemporary framework while touching fans across multiple age groups. “She’s Falling” consists of highly advanced songwriting and storytelling that is not only intensely personal, but well crafted.

The song has an acoustic feel with an Americana ambiance intertwined with Breanna’s smooth vocals. Though the lyrical content of the song is emotionally heavy, the musical accompaniment is actually scored in an uptempo manner with some dynamic transitions which work effectively to convey the overall theme of “She’s Falling”.  Breanna approached the song in such a way that it inspires listeners to have a heightened awareness while also paying tribute to her own sister, making an extremely personal connection with fans.

“She’s Falling” is a song that really hits home as it is a breathtaking snapshot into the many experiences that often influence and inspire artists along their musical walks. What is even more incredible is the fact that a young artist is willing to open up her heart and share this experience with the world. It is an act that is to be commended, respected, and most definitely appreciated.

According to the CDC, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages 10-24; these startling statistics absolutely cannot be ignored. Help Breanna Kennedy share her message of inspiration and awareness with the world by supporting her album project on Indiegogo.

Check out the Official Video for “She’s Falling” on YouTube

 

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Breanna Kennedy is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Often described as an “old soul” her music is an eclectic mix of indie, soul, and pop. Having been exposed to music at an early age, Breanna, who is managed by mentor Johnny Vieira, is now embarking on her solo career in Los Angeles. She has worked with world-renowned industry songwriters and producers such as Rodney Jerkins, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Billy Steinberg, and many others.  Breanna Kennedy is the culmination of a contemporary indie artist on a mission and we are excited to see this young star shine even brighter. Looking for more information on this amazing artist?

Contact Johnny Vieira / JVM for more info at: jvieiramgmt@gmail.com

Keep up with  Breanna Kennedy on her website breannakennedy.com

Listen to more music from Breanna on Reverbnation.

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Get unchained with latest track from Minister G “Freedomtown”

Minister G Freedomtown

Socially Relevant, Painfully Real

Emerging as the voice of the streets, hip hop in its original form was an expression of adversity, struggle, and hope in a system where social constructs raised walls of disparity. Later, artists such as KRS-One utilized their styles to poetically influence and inspire those within the community with empowering lyrics, while other artists such as Tupac and Biggie, illustrated the stark reality of their experiences and that of fellow-men and women of color through their content.

Looking ahead, and presently peering into the current trends in hip hop music, one will find that the commercial presence of the genre does not often bring into focus the social, economic, and culturally relevant discussions of decades past. In fact, the morphing and hybridization of hip hop often conforms to stereotypical constructs that do not necessarily tell any story in particular nor express relatable stories from the streets. Listeners often fail to notice the myriad of misogynistic lyrics, and obscure images of material glorification because they are often paired with a catchy beat, a fun, easy-to-repeat hook, and some added shock value from an exclusive feature. The truth is, although as a society we have made great strides in narrowing certain gaps of imbalance, there are still stories from the other side, and it is often the Indie Artist who seizes the opportunity to tell their story.

Based in Canada, Minister G is leading the movement toward  delivering empowering and meaningful music to fans. His latest release “Freedomtown” off the album ‘Church fo’ da thugz’ speaks unwritten truth to listeners with authenticity, and astute contextual references. The song has all of the components of an underground hood anthem with mainstream energy. Along the journey of his steady climb, Minister G dropped sick bars over an epic hip hop beat while delivering a progressive cadence and polished hook. As Minster G says in “Freedomtown “reality bites hard”; and it certainly does. It takes an impressive artist who has had first hand experience in lending his personal challenges to a creative work, a work that will be appreciated for eons to come.

Having racked up thousands of digital plays and YouTube views, “Freedomtown” candidly addresses scores of issues plaguing communities, especially those of young black males. Where there is often a lack of positive male role models in music, Minister G’s latest project effectively influences and empowers younger fans, inspiring them to approach life from different perspectives; while still acknowledging from whence they have come. The song also works to educate fans and listeners outside of the bubble who may also find themselves in the weeds when it comes to appreciating the value and experiences of those who may have emerged from more humble beginnings.

Check out Minister G’s latest video for “Freedomtown” on YouTube.

Minister G who faced his own challenges as a young Haitian in Miami is now focused on using his music with a purpose and changing lives. The concept of “Freedomtown” was inspired by the critically acclaimed film “Scarface”. Minister G uses it to connect the lives of those in hoods from coast to coast, especially those of immigrants who are often disenchanted upon arriving to a place where discrimination and social boundaries are ever-present; later feeling the need to adopt society’s contrary labels and ideals. His latest album ‘Church fo’ da thugz’, which was mixed by a Grammy-Award winning team of engineers, is anticipated to spark a new wave of socially conscious music.

Listen to more music from Minister G on SoundCloud.

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