Solomon Jaye’s Ordinary Man Album Review

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Solomon Jaye Image 1Solomon Jaye is a 31 year old Florida native with an incredible voice and an immense amount of talent. He is one of the founding members of the group “The Edge Effect” but now has released his first solo album, Ordinary Man, January 18th, 2016. Jaye has had the honor of being a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” “Top Pop Group,” and “Next Great A Cappella Group.” His solo career has brought him to performing on cruise ships and opening for acts like Robin Thicke and Sky Blue (LMFAO) at the Florida SunFest Music Festival.

Ordinary Man Album CoverOrdinary Man is a very creative combination of soulful music for every occasion. The album opens with a few very upbeat, happy songs and then works its way to love songs and ends with the very powerful title track. You can see Jaye’s experiences flourish through each song. He says that it’s a “culmination of my time living in New York.” Each song has its own influences and style. Ordinary Man keeps you engaged by changing up the content and style but the real beauty of the album, is even with all the different styles, it still flows together very well.

It’s clear to see that Jaye gets his influences from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s and from a variety of artists such as Otis Redding, James Brown, and Al Green. He even covered Jackie Wilson’s “I Get the Sweetest Feeling” but puts his unique spin to it. Jaye also incorporates horns, clapping, piano, different uses of guitar, and drums. The arrangement is perfect and the vocals really highlight the instrumentation.

If you’re looking for an upbeat and fun album that makes you want to get up and move, look no further. Pick up a copy of Ordinary Man on iTunes, CD Baby, or Google Play.

For more information head over to his website:




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‘Marianas Trench’ Hitting the States


mandipaige (1)thThe punk/rock band formed in 2001 with members; Josh Ramsay (lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, pianist, occasional drummer, and song writer) Matt Webb (lead guitarist and backing vocalist), Mike Ayley (bass guitarist and backing vocalist), and Ian Casselman (drummer, percussionist, and backing vocalist).
Soon branching out of their home headquarters of Britsh Coloumbia, Canada capturing crowds with their unique stage presence and strong vocals by Josh who has been compared to the Talent of Brendon Urie of ‘Panic! at the Disco’ and the creative punk punch of ‘Simple Plan’.

February 24, 2009 they released their second studio album, Masterpiece Theatre, The album debuted at #4 on the Canadian Albums Chart.”Cross My Heart” became the band’s second song to peak at # 1 on both the Much Music Countdown and iTunes Canada Digital Download. “Cross My Heart” was also nominated for 4 MMVAs in 2009 and became certified platinum in Canada.

With the release of their most recent record ‘Astoria’ on October 23,marianas-trench-astoria-album 2015 with complete original material they announced in September they would be embarking on a winter North American tour; “The Hey You Guys!” Tour.

Which will be landing at House of Blues Lake Buena Vista on Saturday January 23rd with special guest ‘Mainland’, So you better get your tickets before they are sold out!

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The Fox & The Hounds… New EP

A9p1v1dCRQAUIGfp3o3l_lQDsmj4I7eTG3YeI04kcOgPeachy Keen, the new EP from Chicago genre-benders The Fox & the Hounds are strolling through with a handful of sexy, satin-smooth tracks that will leave you a little breath taken as the group takes you from love to revenge in only a way that this saucy  Burlesque Rock and Roll band can. Taking a new direction in this EP you can definitely rock out to these tracks. With Powerhouse vocals streaming through from Lester and Co-singers Katie Astrauskas and Kate Brassel they have a far Reach from tracks like “The Guilty Ones” with an Amy Winehouse flare and a sultry back drop extending to “Panic” which is a great exploration of rock and crossover into jazz.

I am absolutley obsessed with this EP and say give ’em a taste ;)


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Audiotopsy_large%20copyLaud Produtions has a 25 year history of providing excellent studio settings, experienced engineers and accomidating full bands to Demo’s while providing both Digital and Vintage Analog equiptment. The studio has been at work this past year over something simply entising to the ear. With this all new project creativty shows through while easily showcasing their musical talent in this American Rock recording project ‘Auditopsy’, featuring memebers of  Mudvayne & Skrape. When we spoke to Tim (of Laud Productions) about the album and what it took to create ‘Audiotopsy‘ this is what he had to say:

How would you describe the influences behind this album?

“This was a unique project in that, it was a new band and also that the players, as a whole, had not worked together or jammed together at all. So the influence really came from each individual member, and what they were feeling at the time. The riffs we’re written by Greg, who wanted to do something melodic and more simple than previous bands. Then everyone else put there ideas to that. Billy, Perry and I had been in my studio for over a year, working on Billy’s solo album, when he got the call about Audiotopsy. He was in great shape vocally, and they were very comfortable with my studio so we were just able to create. Thats why we ended up doing the Audiotopsy album here in Orlando on The Porch. Tracking went very smoothly, and everybody really enjoyed the sessions and the results. “

What was the creative process when you were recording this?

“We set my studio up so that any player could record at anytime. Three guitar rigs, two Bass stacks, a vocal booth.… Everything was set up and waiting. The drums were recorded by Matt at his place before we started, so all the drums were complete, and on a stereo track. So everyday we touched on almost every instrument. Start with solid rhythm guitars then go anywhere!! Billy sang a song a night, then maybe add some extra guitars. Whenever Perry walked in the door we handed him a bass, even Matt would tweak his drums as we went. Several songs lyrics changed as we went, so we would go back and update things, change things, add things…it was really cool. With the push of a few buttons we could go from guitar tracking on one song, to vocals on another, in seconds. We tracked everything (through the trident) in a couple weeks!”

How would you describe the sound of this project?

“Heavy American Rock! “

When did you first start working on this music project?

” Aug/Sept 2014 was the first session. We did 7 songs, the work mixs were sent to labels, and by Late 2014 a deal with Napalm Records was in place, and we were back in the studio finishing things up. We finished tracking Jan 2015. Then we waited……and waited……but, the album is out now, and they hit the road Nov 17. “

Is there anything you would like to tell our reader’s?

” I had a great time working on this album. Please check it out!! These are great guys, making music for the love of making music. This is the way we work here at LauD Productions. This is how we have worked for 25 years. Create a comfortable setting, surround yourself with great equipment, then let people create! My goal has always been to have people enjoy the product they create here. We keep our overhead low so our rates are within reach of everybody. It doesn’t matter if you spend $500 or &5,000. Our end goal never changes. An enjoyable, productive session, with a professional sound, at an accessible price. The LauD (Loud) Way!! Tim

LauD Productions / Porch Studio – Orlando

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Mayday Parade NEW music!

downloadMayday Parade the American alternative rock band consisting of Derek, Alex, Brooks and Jeremy originating from Tallahassee, Fl coming out with new music and a Must See fall tour!

With the bands debut EP ‘Tales by dead friends’ released in 2006, which sold over 50k copies, during a time of EMO / Punk domination the band not only found a place but set roots firmly in the ground of alternative/rock. The band’s successful EP was followed by the vocally powered record ‘ A Lesson in Romantics’.

Now, the band is hitting the road back on a new tour amongst the pits and stage curtains with (as Alex puts it) a ‘New’ sound with their newest record ‘Black Lines’!

Get your tickets now to see Mayday Parade live at the House of Blues (Lake Buena Vista) on November 25th!

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Dear Destiny

Truth is our guide, Destiny is our call.”

a0010474848_16Alternative rock musical creative concoction formed in 2013 Central Florida. The official release of their self  published full length EP titled “Forever Starts Tonight”.

Courageously mixing a positive outlook with multi genre influenced music. A deeper creative undertone in their “Positive Change” style of lyrics. The band consist of Guitarist/vocalist Zeo, guitarist David Lingum, bassist Patrick Languirand and drummer Jeremy Giarraputo

This album is a exploration of truth and purpose with a music that defiantly uses the alternative rock genre to transition their ideas in a positive way.

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Oct, 8th ‘Psyschostick’ returns to Orlando

photoAmerican based humours laugh makers bouncing out of Temple, Az, are back once more with more seam splitting creative comedy music!

‘Revenge of the Vengeance’ released on Rock Music last November, a completely crowd funded album. This follows their 2011 ‘Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D!

With their latest tracks: ‘ Obey the Beard’, and ‘Dogs like Socks’ they will certainly not leave anyone missing their signature comedy rock show or style!

Catch the band live when they stop into the West End Trading Co. October, 8th, 2015

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