Sharon Lia Band releases LP ‘Fairytales’

The popular pop/rock ensemble known as the Sharon Lia Band have released their latest LP record, “Fairytales.” The record contains nine original Sharon Lia tracks for an approximate total listening time of 35 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Sharrick Records independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Infectious, exciting, extremely danceable and often even touching, “Fairytales” by the Sharon Lia Band is a welcome addition to the Sharon Lia repertoire for music lovers everywhere.

Singer-songwriter Sharon Lia and her crew cite as main artistic influences Elton John, Broadway, and New Age Music. That there is a strong undercurrent of Elton John makes sense, therefore, and “Fairytales” thrums with powerful rock and pop ballads. However, the Sharon Lia Band have a group tradition of being entertainers, first and foremost, so much of their music is of the tapping feet and snapping fingers category, which is likely where their Broadway inspiration comes in.

Sharon Lia’s vocal style has been likened to Christina Aguilera by Jersey Fresh Magazine, as well as to Amy Lee of Evanescence by Independent Share Radio. The New Jersey Times has called Lia a “powerhouse vocalist.”

Asked to comment on the themes of their new LP, Sharon Lia says it’s about “Empowerment,” and “Fighting for what you believe in.”

This is intuitive, too, considering Lia’s status as founder of Ladies Who Rock 4 a Cause, a female-led charity which has been described as “a foundation using the unifying power of music to help benefit others in need.”
Sharon Lia has worked with legendary producer David Ivory (Patti Labelle, the Roots, Halestorm) and with Stephen ‘Eppy’ Epstein (WAR). Sharon Lia is also co-writer of “Welcome to My World,” a brilliant song left unfinished by Linda Creed and Lonnie Jordan of WAR.

The Sharon Lia Band are currently launching a new video, “Fairytales (Now I Know)” containing scenes from their participation at Grammy week events and, in Lia’s own words, “tells the story of a girl fighting against all odds to find a her own happy ending.”

A new official single under the masterful skills of famed producer David Ivory (Patti LaBelle, the Roots, Erykah Badu) is expected from SLB summer 2017.

The Sharon Lia Band will be heading to New Orleans for the largest and longest-running music conference to perform at several venues including the House of Blues August 23-26 2017. They will be at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium 17 September for their nomination for the prestigious Josie Award.

“Fairytales” by the Sharon Lia Band is available online worldwide at over 700 quality digital music retailers now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Fairytales” by the Sharon Lia Band at iTunes –
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fairytales/id1173775755
Official Website –

http://www.sharonliaband.com

Singer-songwriter Lyric releases debut LP ‘Hear It’

The singer and songwriter of R&B known as Lyric has released her debut LP album, “Hear It.” The record contains ten original tracks for an approximate total listening time of forty minutes. Like all of Lyric’s evocative art, it has been proudly published on Bearze’s World of Music Entertainment Network (W.O.M.E.N.) independent record label without the support of the corporate music industry. Founded on solid back beats and mellow bass lines, boasting catchy melodies, and showcasing the talents of one of Denver, CO’s most ambitious creative minds, “Hear It” is an inspiration for lovers of contemporary R&B music everywhere.

Lyric cites as main influences a wide array of legends, including Aaliyah, Sade, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, TLC, Alanis Morissette, Xscape, Mary Mary, CeCe Winans, Tupac Shakur, Ginuwine, Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Al Green. India Arie, Madonna, Mariah Carey, T.I., Michael Bolton, and Yanni.

Clearly, this is the roster of a true music lover. Lyric’s current official bio closes with an artistic principle: “As an artist you must enjoy all genres of music to reach out to the world through it as Lyric does.”

Asked to describe her relationship with music, Lyric writes, “Music for me became a way to not only express my emotions but to release the anger and sadness I was feeling, feelings of abandonment. Music was like my coping mechanism that helped me deal with my dad not being around and with my parent’s divorce when I was only two years old.”

Like many of the best songwriters, Lyric took the pain of her experiences and transmuted it into something the rest of us can appreciate.

“The goal for my album is making its listeners feel good,” Lyric says, “and to be inspired by spreading uplifting messages they can relate to. It speaks about life, about things like hope, love, inspiration, hardships, faith, overcoming obstacles, and happiness.”

This results in “Hear It” being both easy to enjoy and intriguing as a humanist message. Lyric makes a point of this in her songwriting, and it shows.

“There’s so much power in music that isn’t realized by many who use it only to benefit themselves,” she writes. “They don’t care about the message they’re sending out. I’m going to change that through my music.”

“Hear It” by Lyric is available from over 700 digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Hear It” by Lyric –
https://www.amazon.com/Hear-Lyric/dp/B0711BCSPR/

Transatlantic trio Johnathan Christian release new single ‘One Last Night’

Dark alternative artists Johnathan Christian have released their latest official single, “One Last Night.” The track is the most prominent release from the shadowy alt-rock group since their 2015 LP album, “The Nothing I Feel.” Like the rest of their contemporary repertoire, “One Last Night” has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. Dark, driving, and evocatively danceable, “One Last Night” is the latest reason for fans of dark-wave styles to sit up and pay attention to this alternative music group from Stockholm, Sweden and Los Angeles, California.

Until recently, Johnathan Christian were Johnathan Mooney (the New Creatures, New York City) and Christian Granquist (the Atom; Stockholm, Sweden). For their upcoming third full-length record, “Dark Hallways,” they have been joined by drummer and producer Tiger Koehn (also of the New Creatures).

Johnathan Christian cite as influences for their new “One Last Night” single such legends of the death rock and gothic sound as Siouxsie & the Banshees, Joy Division, Blue for Two, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, and Christian Death. Fans of any or all of the above can expect much to appreciate in “One Last Night,” and if it’s any indication, in their forthcoming LP, too.

Johnathan Christian’s previous two LPs racked up over 2.5 million streams and sales, easily making them one of the more popular gothic/alternative crews. Their consistent quality clutched the interest of Danish electro-industrial pioneer Leæther Strip (Claus Larsen) who lent his skill as producer to “One Last Night.”

“It was really great for me to work on this fine new song,” writes Leæther Strip. “‘One last night’ is one of those songs I wish I had composed myself. As a fellow songwriter, it’s always a privilege to get to produce and mix a song that is so well composed and arranged.”

“One Last Night” by Johnathan Christian and produced by Leæther Strip is available from over 700 quality music stores online worldwide now. Also watch for the “Dark Hallways” LP due out winter 2017. Get in early, fans of dark music everywhere. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“One Last Night” by Johnathan Christian –
https://www.amazon.com/One-Last-Night-Explicit/dp/B072HCYBCD/
Official Website –

http://jchristianmusic.com/

Rapper Mister Guwop releases new EP ‘King of the Bando’

The rapper and producer of hip hop has released his new EP record, “King of the Bando.” The EP album contains six original Mister Guwop tracks for a listening time of around 20 minutes. It has been proudly published on the 1300 Block Records independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. In addition to the considerable talents of Mister Guwop, “King of the Bando” features performances by Deshawn$antana and $ayyyAD. Unique, cutting-edge, and presenting one of the most intriguing hip-hop songwriters to appear in 2017, “King of the Bando” is evidence that Mister Guwop is a rap artist for the modern era.

Mister Guwop cites as main artistic influences Lil’ Wayne, 2 Chains, G-Herbo, J Cole, and Kevin Gates. His own sound is more pared-down than this, showcasing skillful lyrical and rap performances more than synthesized background music or complicated digital beats, but fans of drum and bass will find plenty of both on “King of the Bando,” too.

Asked to describe the general themes of his new “King of the Bando” EP album, Mister Guwop writes, “It’s that life shouldn’t be taken for granted, and you should turn up some weed and have fun at all times.”

A lifelong music artist, Mister Guwop notes that, “I been writing my whole life, but when I met Gang, I knew we could make something nice.”

The Gang he refers to is GuWop Gang, with whom Mister Guwop released the “Juggin Like Ryan” full-length record early in 2016. This album was quickly followed by “Juggin Like Ryan 2.” Both releases are from the 1300 Block Records label and still available for listening online at YouTube and other online music resources.

“King of the Bando” by Mister Guwop is available from 1300 Block Records at over 700 quality music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“King of the Bando” by Mister Guwop –
https://itun.es/us/BSGAjb
Official Twitter

@misterguwop92

Jonnie Morgan Band releases new single ‘Walk Around the Sun’


Jonnie Morgan Band have released their latest official single, “Walk Around the Sun.” The single is the title track from their awaited new LP record, “Walk Around the Sun.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Bouncy, poppy and founded on funk, “Walk Around the Sun” is only the latest reason for music fans to check out this endlessly fun crew from America’s southeast.

Orlando, Florida’s Jonnie Morgan and company cite as main artistic influences the Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, and O.A.R. Other similar acts include the Spin Doctors, Junior Marvin, and the Robert Randolph and the Family Band, as well as other notables in the alt-rock and jam categories. Fans of these have plenty of reasons to hear “Walk Around the Sun” and other releases from Jonnie Morgan Band.

Speaking of the theme of their new single, Jonnie Morgan writes, “The single is a fun, summertime song. To me, it takes me back to being in high school and chasing girls on the beach during spring break.”

Jonnie Morgan was named JBL Professional’s #1 U.S. Songwriter for 2017 by legendary producer Quincy Jones and by famed singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon.

“It was honestly surreal,” says Morgan. “I’ve never won anything on such a grand scale in my life. Flying out to L.A. just before our single release to record at the renowned Village Studios was a dream come true.”
Jonnie Morgan Band have performed with hundreds of artists including Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band ) Less Than Jake, Zach Deputy, Relient K, Sammy Hagar, Better Than Ezra, and Cheap Trick. They are often found touring the American Southeast and performing at festivals, such as the NCAA SEC Opening Day Fan Fair in Nashville, the ACUI World Wide Conference, Sunfest, and the Florida Music Festival, which they have had the honor of headlining three times to date.

Previous releases from Jonnie Morgan Band include two studio albums, “Reflections in the Water” (2011) and “Janus” (2014) and a live album “Jonnie Morgan Band: Live from Sunfest” (2015). Jonnie Morgan Band are currently in the studio working on their fourth album, “Walk Around The Sun.”

The “Walk Around the Sun” official single from Jonnie Morgan Band is available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music retailers beginning 21 May 2017.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Walk Around the Sun” from Jonnie Morgan Band–
https://www.amazon.com/Walk-Around-Jonnie-Morgan-Band/dp/B071HQBGQS/
Website –

http://jonniemorganband.com/

Musician Alvaro José Fernández Lago releases new single ‘Boundaries’

The composer known as Alvaro José Fernández Lago has released his latest single, “Boundaries.” The track has been released with two accompanying instrumental singles, “Hidden Volcano” and “Training Day” for a total listening time of about 10 minutes. The trio have been proudly published as independent releases outside the influence of the corporate music industry. Textured, sweeping, each bringing as much conflict and resolution as a masterfully written short story, “Boundaries” et al signify that we have much to appreciate in Alvaro José Fernández Lago.

Alvaro José Fernández Lago cites as favorite music artists Eye to Eye, Toto, and Yes among others, all three of whom share Lago’s enthusiasm for synth keyboards. The latter two both composed scores for feature films, another major interest of Lago’s. He also cites as influences Hollywood composers such as Bernard Herrmann (“Psycho”) and Alan Silvestri (“Back to the Future”).

Lago’s own work tends toward the pensive and thought-provoking, like Herrmann’s, rather than the upbeat and warm, like Silvestri’s. He doesn’t shy from dissonance and can form whole movements out of minor chords.

“My pieces tend to be melancholic,” writes Lago, “almost always using slow tempo, trying to develop melodies over the most expressive tones of the orchestral ensemble – but I too like to do more lively things for quartets or on the piano.”
‘Expressive’ is an understatement. Even for classical music, Lago’s work can spool out remarkable narratives using piano alone. Under the David-Lynch-esque writing of Alvaro José Fernández Lago, measures become scenes, movements become acts, compositions become plays.

His pieces even have legitimate themes guiding their trajectories.

“’Boundaries’ talks about the hard, inner barriers we erect against understanding in our lives,” Lago says. “’Hidden Volcano’ regards the sudden emotions and consequences coming from the crude awareness of these barriers. And ‘Training Day’ is a summary of the journey, a plea to dissolve these inner boundaries.”

Alvaro José Fernández Lago has only been composing since 2014, but he’s still managed to publish albums including “Love Time,” “Winter Time,” and “Simple Things,” as well as official singles like “Poem for Italy,” “Childhood,” and his “Homage to Bernard Herrmann.”

He is currently completing an orchestral suite devoted to the stars, planets, and constellations as an tribute to another of his favorites, legendary composer Gustav Holst.

“Boundaries” by Alvaro José Fernández Lago is available from over 700 digital music retailers online worldwide beginning 21 May 2017. Get in early, instrumental fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Boundaries” by Alvaro José Fernández Lago –
https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Alvaro-José-Fernández-Lago/dp/B071YM6PGZ/

Artist/Producer Blaze Money releases new single ‘Long Way’


The Artist and producer of hip hop known as Blaze Money has released his official worldwide debut single, “Long Way.” The track has been proudly published under the Famgang Music Group/ThickerThanWater Productions record label outside the creative control of the corporate music industry. Boasting an ultra-modern sound, razor-sharp studio production, and a metric ton of rattle ‘n’ hum, “Long Way” is, without a doubt, the freshest reason for hip hop fans ,here and abroad, to sit up and pay attention to this latest raw talent from Columbus, Ohio.

Blaze Money cites as main artistic influences Cash Money, No Limit, Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. His own sound on “Long Way” is more contemporary than these while retaining the deep groove found in music by the latter three. Fans of old school and recent rap artists are equally likely to dig “Long Way” by Blaze Money.

Asked to describe the overall theme of his new single, Blaze Money writes, “’Long Way’ is a street term for really having love for someone no matter what. My inspiration for this song was to let all my fans and supporters know that I have mad love for them the ‘long way.’”

Blaze Money started his career in hip hop in 2010. A DIY entertainer in the truest sense, Blaze Money is responsible for nearly everything on his releases, including music, lyrics, engineering, and even album art.

Semaj Thomas a.k.a.“Blaze Money” was born and raised on the East Side of Columbus on Mount

Vernon St. With the launch of his new record label “Famgang Music Group”, “Blaze is not at all a stranger to the hard work it takes to become “industry standard” in the music industry. Blaze Money shows nothing less than sheer raw talent and ambitious hip hop on a major scale.

2014 saw the unofficial release of Blaze Money’s first solo project, “When the Smoke Clears.” The drop was a scene surprise that, according to ThickerThanWater productions, “did very well and gave him the confidence to move forward in developing his official LP and going worldwide.”

“I want to thank all those who’ve been supporting me thus far,” says Blaze Money. “Thanks to everyone who is working with me on the upcoming project such as Robert Maddrey, artist/producer and CEO of ThickerThanWater productions, my producers and engineers, artist/producer K-Son, artist/producer Richie Hardo, producer Toxs Beats, and artist/producer Toon Bugatti.”

“Long Way” by Blaze Money from Famgang Music Group is now available online at over 700 digital music

outlets worldwide.

“Long Way” by Blaze Money –

https://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Explicit-Blaze-Money/dp/B06ZZKJMK9/

Twitter –

https://twitter.com/FamgangTheKlick