‘We Are Forever’ @ the Backbooth

11083889_805461616157383_3353936513009351516_nThis Pop Alternative/Rock band was formed in December 2010 out of the Indianapolis area. With band members; Aren(singer), Alex (bass/singer), Ricky (guitarist/vocals), Chris (lead guitarist), and Alex “Peewee” (drums) they released their first Demo in November of 2011. And soon after In June of 2012, they released their first album, “Seasons” while still on tour.

You may be most familiar with their  cover of “Lights”, by Ellie Goulding in December 2012, which that cover went on to receive over 40,000 views!

The band’s most current album “Aeon” was released on August, 18th 2015. Truly putting their imprint onto the music world with the tracks on this album,  showing how this band have become both creatively talented and seasoned musicians.

Now, the guys of ‘We Are Forever’ will be performing live at the BackBooth on Friday May, 6th 2016, along with great acts including An Honest Year, This is All Now, Best Kept Secret and Beneath the Spin Light.

Get you tickets now: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1120387/tfly? CgC7LSkWsAAw_tgutm_medium=api&utm_medium=459899

See you there,

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G. Love & Special Sauce

img_left.pngThe never ending party of music continues to keep people coming to join in since ‘1993’.

These cool indie tracks they deliver is like a smooth drink that’s salty, sweet with a hint of spice. You would never imagine the sounds they use collaborating so easily together as though they know how to use these genres perfectly.

If for some reason you have been living under a rock or an Amish existence (I apologize if that is the case) you have probably already heard of G. Love.

Fusing smooth jazz, blues, soul along with hip-hop to create unforgettable records. Their newest Release went live in 2015 “Loves Saves The Day” which is a reconstituted version of their original lineup featuring guitarist/vocalist G. Love aka Garrett Dutton, drummer Jeffrey Clemens, and bassist Jim Prescott, who returned in 2014 after a five-year hiatus.                      

They really get nostalgic with this record as they flirt with rap, rock, blues and hip-hop. Yet they still seem to easily slip from one track to the next. 12328514_1295404873808200_1146052651_n
So for all of you just coming to the G. Love side of things their sound is truly a diverse one, and if you enjoy Dave Mathews Band, The Black Keys, Jack Johnson and Slightly Stoopid then you will clearly enjoy G. Love & Special Sauce!.

The Philadelphia band will be  in Orlando while on tour next week (April 7th) at The Social, don’t miss it!

Get your Tickets now ( the show is 18+)The Social: http://www.thesocial.org/event/420157-g-love-special-sauce-Orlando/

G. Love & Special Sauce:                                                                                                 http://philadelphonic.com/

 

 

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Roxy Roca

It’s that time where we start welcoming warmer weather (hey it’s Florida) and a change in pace as well as tempo.
Just in time for Spring we give you the Gritty, Southern rockers ‘Roxy Roca’ mixing the sounds and funk of masters with the style of todays rock radio.

waterloo_poster1_web_compressedThe Austin, TX-based ROXY ROCA is a powerhouse of southern soul with contributing inspirations including James Brown, Joe Tex, Al Green, Chubby Checker, Little Richard and early 70s psychedelic funk rockers like War and Sly and the Family Stone.

This “Dynamite Texas Soul” band was formed in ‘2010’ and quickly planted their roots and together these nine musicians recorded live and straight to tape their debut album “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy,” which was released on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 for vinyl, CD, and download…

Why did you decide to start this music project?Rhythm and Blues has been a steady friend in this life, she’s always been there for me.
In 1 word how would you describe your  musical style?Dynamite

Does the band have any venues they are looking forward to performing in more than the others?Any venue that gives us a platform is ok by me.  Looking forward to playing with Blues Traveler in Downtown Cocoa Florida for sure

Do you have any new tracks /videos coming out you would like to tell our readers about?We have a new live album out called “Live at the Good Music Club”.  It was recorded in Austin, Texas at The Spiderhouse Ballroom.  We have it available on Cd/DVD combo as well as vinyl 

Would you like to tell our readers a little more on your upcoming Orlando show?Everyone leaves a ROXY ROCA show feeling uplifted and high on life!  So if you are into … ya know,  being happy . . this is the place to be! …

With their punchy, originals with pure ready soul “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy,” blends the contemporary and soulful arrangements simply making this a record for a mass style crowd.

Check out the bands web page to keep up on their tour and newest track’s!

http://roxyroca.com/shows/

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Mariah Christie- Peace and Love

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Talent  Radio Bruno 5_1024 2Mariah Christie is an Italian singer song writer and has worked with record label DWA out of Italy. Her song “High on Devotion” reached number 5 on the top 50 in Japan in 2001. She has participated in Mandir della Pace in Assisi and on a talent show organized by Casalgrande. 

 

Peace and loveShe recently released the single “Peace and Love” with the help of pianist  Vincenzo Murè. This song is about peace, love, hope, and light. Christie was inspired to write this song after a difficult period in her life after a surgery. She hopes that by sharing her song, she can help others.

“Peace and Love” is available on iTunes Amazon.

Here is a link to her song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghxxH_heOj0

 

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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: http://www.solomonjaye.com

 

 

 

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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!

For more info on the band: http://www.marianastrench.net/

For tickets: http://www.houseofblues.com/orlando/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=22004F54D3E98E5B&oid=0

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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😉

http://www.foxandthehounds.com/media-merch

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