The Southern Rock (blues infused) Atlanta based band consisting of guitarist-vocalist J.B Brisendine, bassist James Fedigan, keyboardist/organist Nick Johns and drummer JC Bartlebaugh, Is heading to Orlando with their (Original, but surprisingly Classsic) Rock collection.
We caught up with vocalist J.B Brisendine this past week on the history of ‘Brother Hawk’ to their new album.
How long did you work on this new album? In a sense, we’ve been working on it for the past five years, writing and perfecting these songs. But we tracked it all in about 4 days at The Quarry in Kennesaw, GA
Are the Lyrics an individual or collaborative effort? Individual. I write all the lyrics, except for “Big Medicine” which I wrote with my older brother way back in 2007.
In a music world with So many bands/artist what do you think makes ‘Brother Hawk’ stand apart from the rest? That’s hard for me to personally say, but the main thing is us. The music we create can only come from the four of us in a room together.
How would you describe your musical style? Raw and natural. We play whatever comes naturally to us, we try not to force or even over polish anything.
When did you first start working together in this group/band? 2010. James and I had been trying to get a band going for a few years, but Nick was a busy man and it took some convincing. Once we jammed together for the first time we knew we had something special.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our Orlando reader’s? That we love your city! We’ve never had a bad time there and can’t wait to come back!
Catch ‘Brother Hawk’ Live @ Will’s Pub on August, 5th. Show is just $10 for General Admission (21+), Don’t miss it!
For advanced ticket purchase: Brother Hawk tickets
For more info on the band check out the FB page: http://www.Facebook.com/BrotherHawkATL
The feeling of Summer is of course causing all of us to feel a bit more adventurous… So do we have the perfect Soundtrack to a bonfire and Antiquing in New Mexico kinda night😉 . With the lead singer (Jacqueline) vocals taking you on a smooth wave back to a past genre, while the melodies are a unique mix of Utilizing lo-fi recording techniques developing into a psychedelic nostalgic pop sound.
When did you decide to come together for this project?
Augustus and I have been producing music together for over 10 years. This project came together about 3 years ago while we were living in LA, and were both in between projects.
How long have all of you been performing, when did you first get the music bug😉 ?
I have been performing since I was about 8, forcing my family to watch my improvised modern dance performances in the living room. I began formal classical piano at 8, and voice at 12. It’s been my entire existence really. Augustus made his first recording, a cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” at age 4. I think we still have a copy of that somewhere. His dad was a professional bass player in the disco era, so it’s really in his blood. I think we both came out of the womb with the bug. Both our parents played us a lot of music while we were cooking in there.
What inspires you the most when writing/recording?
We take in inspiration from the world around us, the larger universe that we exist in, the metaphysical world, and the idea of perception vs reality. We are always digging for artists that laid the foundation for us in the world of experimental electronic music, global psychedelia, free jazz, and the great producers of the 20th century. There is a rich history of art as an agent for change. That’s really what we’re interested in – living with our eyes wide open, taking it all in, and then translating it into our art form.
How would you say this project is different from other bands in the genre?
Well, we straddle a lot of genres, but we have declared ourselves in the world of psych pop. What really sets us apart, in my opinion, is that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We have created a world for our music to live inside, and once you step inside with us, you see that we are exploring some serious stuff, but having a party at the same time. It’s fun in here, but we will challenge your pre-conceptions.
Describe your music in One Word?
What would you like to tell our reader’s?
Be peace mongers! It starts with your own personal happiness. Seek that out and find the peace and joy within knowing of yourself. Dive deep and explore your true self through meditation. Spread your inner peace and joy and don’t let money rule your life. It’s not worth it and breeds greed and all things ugly.
Everything is Light and Sound, LP is out Now!
Solo Melodic doom/death project, Somnent was mixed, mastered inside of a Home Studio (Diagnostic Studio) during the summer of 2015. This one man band is relentlessly going into to the metal scene without looking back. This project is the creative brain-child of Giovanni A. Vigliotti.
Off the Eventide EP includes 5 Tracks: Achromic, Relinquished, Eventide, Awakening and Disseverence. The musical stamina this one man band shows is very unique. With a wide range on this EP from metal to doom/death rock is a rare talent going from track to track so easily. With a slower intro into the Metal on the Track ‘Eventide’ and a more steady impacted doom metal on the track ‘Relinquished’.
To read more on ‘Somnent‘ go on to their BandCamp page where you can also take a listen to this new EP. http://somnent.bandcamp.com/releases .
Formed in 2008 by Italy born singer and pianist Laura Loriga this indie/pop band is ready for their third album release. With two albums already under this talented international artist; Apocalypse Sets In – Midfinger Records/Warner Chappell, in 2009, and Memories for the Unseen – Urtovox Records, in 2012.
Their new single titled “Birds of a Feather” reflects the sound’s of a tragic yet beautiful symphony of words and melodies. A jazzy spin on coffee shop classics, this band collectively combines lyrical rhythm with sultry vocals and a proficiently accurate band blending everything like a smooth a whiskey.
During the making of this album Laura as well took time to collaborate on different projects with other Italian bands (including Giardini di Miro) and composers for soundtrack work including Leonardo de Bernardini and producer Adam Moseley. Laura has been working with a stable band composed of Stefano Michelotti (nychelharpa, accordion, dan-bau, shruti box and more), Matteo Zucconi (stand-up bass, pedals), Luca Gugliemlino (guitar), and Riccardo Frisari (drums).
Mimes of Wine are preparing to release their third record, La Maison Verte, written by Laura and arranged with the current band.
Their new record will be released by Accidental Muzik in the US on June 10, 2016 .
*Click below to hear the full length track of “Birds of a Feather”.*
Jacksonville bass duo of Mike Mike (Michael ) and Daddy Black (Carlos ) from Jacksonville, Florida are back and still shooting out consistent hits!
From the band that brought you 1993 hit “Whoot, There It Is” from their debut album Quad City Knock, which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. And in 1997, 95 South made a guest appearance on Aaron Carter’s self-titled debut album for the song “Shake It“. While keeping the momentum of musical strife in 2000 the group contributed to the soundtrack for the movie Bring It On, with the song “Cheer for Me“.
Now, they are continuing to supple the music world with their generational hip-hop as their new single “Ridin in My Chevy” was released on April 22, 2016, so I caught up with the guy’s this past weekend as they spoke about their progression in the music realm as well as their favorite Florida venues!
Q&A with Platinum certified music group ‘95 South’.
How do you think your music has progressed over the years? I think our music has progressed in many ways; First we have matured as writers and performers and we see the world differently. Secondly, we try to bring that across in our music. Last but not least we have started working with diverse group of producers who bring a different feel and energy to our songs.
How would you describe your new tracks? Our new tracks are fun and full of energy that is relatable to the masses. We pride ourselves on making great party music and we’re going to continue to do that as long as we can.
What artist would you say still inspires you? There are many on this list, but would say Ice Cube, Rakim, Run DMC, Michael Jackson, and Outkast.
Being a Florida natives what venues do you favor? As a Florida native we love outside venues, festivals, amusement parks, car shows, and the occasional Club but any packed venue will rock out for us! We love to entertain crowds and get them moving!
Disclaimer – Use of 95South’s Logo and Picture(attached) is for OrlandoBands.com only in regards to the interview(2016) for print and online promotions during run.
This Oakland trio is fronted by Alexandra Morte (formerly of Whirr and Camera Shy). And now these talented lady’s are welcoming their first full-length release.
I have to admit they really seem to have a large span of influences when you’re listening to the tracks, they really fall into a variety of genres. From indie rock, folk and pop.
How did they form ‘Night School’? Well apparently Alexandra and Baylie met in the spring of 2013, the two bandmates began to work on their debut EP Heart Beat, recording it in the spring of 2014. After the recording of Heart Beat, Baylie’s friend Cheyenne Avant completed the band playing bass. This EP was released in October of 2014 following a split EP with fellow label mates Dott entitled Carousel.
Their sound seems to easily fuse the 60’s sound and the mid 90’s culture seamlessly. I would definitely recommend this band if you have Weezer, The Crystals, Pixies or Ben Folds Five on your playlist, then you will absolutely be hooked on ‘Night School’.
The band is currently on a North American Tour with Casket Girls & Stardeath, as well as and White Dwarfs (on various dates). http://www.noisyghostpr.com/tour/
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X-Factor has brought us numerous talented (and memorable ) contestants throughout the years. Today of course I am referencing the 2012 Sequim, WA band Comprised of brothers Wesley (22) and Keaton Stromberg (19), and long-time friend Drew Chadwick (23) which formed the pop/rock group Emlem3, capturing the viewers attention when they Performed their original song, “Sunset Boulevard”.
The band quickly went on to reach 400,000 copies of their single, “Chloe (You’re the One I Want).
With their musical style blending R&B, So-Cal Rock , Hip-Hop and pop they are definitely the feel good Summer soundtrack .
“Music is for meditation, it’s the only pure form of communication.”
The band will be making an anticipated stop at House of Blues Orlando along with The Ready Set on June, 3rd 2016.
Tickets are on sale now, and the concert will be all ages.
Enjoy the show!