Irish R&B singer Sarah O Gorman releases debut EP ‘Concrete Rain’


The singer and songwriter of rhythm-and-blues known as Sarah O Gorman has released her debut EP album, “Concrete Rain.” The record contains four original tracks for a listening time of 17 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Blending elements of soul, R-‘n’-B, and even folk music, “Concrete Rain” signals that Sarah O Gorman has plenty of evocative music to share with the world.

Carlow, Ireland’s Sarah O Gorman cites as main artistic influences Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, and Joan Armatrading. Music fans will quickly note common threads running through this selection of legends, and as might be surmised, many of these threads lead to O Gorman, herself, and to her new record.

“It feels on a few levels like coming home,” says O Gorman of her debut album. “But that’s the story of all human adventure, isn’t it?”

This idea of a circuitous journey seems to lie at the heart of “Concrete Rain,” and appropriately also in the artistic process of its creator.

“Making ‘Concrete Rain’ happened very naturally,” O Gorman says. “I’d written the songs and had been playing them with a loop machine. Then, during a visit home, by happy accident David [Ayers, producer] and I arranged to go in the studio, initially for one day – which quickly turned into a week. I thought, wow, this is really beautiful. We found a flow.”

Sarah O Gorman’s current official bio concludes with the statement, “Everything about how we made this EP reflects what I find beautiful in songwriting: the seeming anarchy but perfect fluency of the process.”

The story of human adventure, coming home, loops, perfect fluency – these themes describe the experience of hearing “Concrete Rain” very well, the title of which is also a circular kind of paradox. Sarah O Gorman’s songs, studio performances and actual personality coalesce in a way that endears the listener to her as if a relationship were actually being formed. And why not?

Asked to describe the intended themes of her debut EP, O Gorman writes, “You are most beautiful, most real and vital when you stand on / come from your soul ground.”

Art like “Concrete Rain” is one of few ways to stand on and come from one’s soul ground at the same time.

“Concrete Rain” by Sarah O Gorman and produced by Red Snapper founding member David Ayers is available beginning 11 June 2017 from over 700 quality digital music stores online worldwide. Get in early, soul fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –

https://www.amazon.com/Concrete-Rain-Sarah-O-Gorman/dp/B0716PD5FF/

Website –

https://sarahogorman.co/

Jazz-fusion artist Person Natalie releases LP ‘Gypsy Dance’


The eclectic saxophonist and composer known as Person Natalie has released her latest full-length album, “Gypsy Dance.” The record contains eight original tracks for about 40 minutes of listening. It has been proudly published on the Person Natalie independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Blending elements of jazz, country, R ‘n’ B and even world music, “Gypsy Dance” may be one of the most stylistically inclusive jazz-fusion records ever recorded.

For her 2014 EP record, Person Natalie listed such artistic influences as Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Merle Haggard and Motown. For this new, flagship LP release, however, she cites only one: Miles Davis. This is both telling and appropriate of her album, considering the titanic bridges both records build between seemingly disparate music categories.

“This album is intended to be a cross-genre delight,” writes Person Natalie of her record. “It’s definitely about enjoying the journey and the positive escape of music, and just letting it develop naturally.”

In addition to the considerable skills of Person Natalie, herself, “Gypsy Dance” also features the talents of players Kye Palmer, Aisha Ewell, and Ron Sanchez. It is her second self-produced album.

“It’s exciting to work with others and I feel very privileged and grateful, especially to David Lewis Luong [producer of her “Dreamy Lullaby” and “Deep as Ocean” releases],” she says. The decision to self-produce her “Gypsy Dance” LP with the aid of her father, a bassist, is a matter of creative expression.

“It feel it’s most rewarding to produce on your own (though not easy)” writes Natalie, “when the party you’ve got going on in your head comes to life and translates onto a recording exactly how you intended it – and beyond, really.”

The intuitive sax performer has called “Gypsy Dance” her best studio work to date, but is also quick to reassure, “Oh, I have more up my sleeve,” hinting that her future projects may delve even further into realms outside jazz.

“I have a deep enjoyment of and respect for jazz and those that can play it, as the requirements are very

challenging and keep you thinking,” says Person Natalie, “but I feel more at home and down-to-earth, more relatable, with rock, country and R ‘n’ B.”

“Gypsy Dance” by Person Natalie becomes available online worldwide 9 June 2017. Get in early, jazz fans. Don’t miss her official music video at her official website, link provided below.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –

https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Dance-Person-Natalie/dp/B072BJHX3R/

Website –

www.personnataliemusic.com

Country singer Jessica Rose releases new EP ‘Wild Hearts’


The country singer known as Jessica Rose has released her latest EP album, “Wild Hearts.” The EP contains five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 15 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Jessica Rose Records independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Fiery, contemporary, and blending pop hooks with traditional country themes, “Wild Hearts” is a country record that proves Jessica Rose means business.

Nashville, TN’s Jessica Rose cites as main artistic influences 21st Century titans such as Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Sugarland. As might be implied, her own music stands on the cutting edge of the country genre, less Reba McEntire and more Alison Krauss, making it ripe for play on modern radio and at country music joints around the world.

Speaking of the themes of her new album, Rose writes, “I always try to bring fun and happiness to my fans. I wanted ‘Wild Hearts’ to be a feel-good EP. I want people to have fun and enjoy life, and I think ‘Wild Hearts’ sets a great example.”

Most country fans will know Jessica Rose from her appearance on American Idol’s 12th season, a show which regularly informs and produces the country music stars of tomorrow, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson themselves being winners of the program. But Rose is also notable for having been named a Country Music Association Emerging Artist of 2017. She will be featured at this year’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN June 8th-11th.

She is the winner of the 2017 WSM Roadshow competition founded and conducted by the Grand Ole Opry and WSM 650 AM. Jessica Rose can also be heard playing the 10-Minute Tune on Nash FM’s America’s Morning Show with Ty, Kelly and Chuck. She is a regular performer at Bridgestone Arena for Nashville Predators games on the Puckett’s Stage and at the Lexus Lounge.

“It’s one of my favorite gigs,” Rose says, “because I feel the Nashville spirit.”

Jessica Rose is a regular name at many famed Nashville venues including Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge, the Blue Bird Cafe, the Stage, Big Shotz, and others.

Rose’s representation writes that “In meeting so many amazing people along her journey, in the industry, or new fans, which are now friends as well, Jessica would like to say thank you for all the continued love and support.”

“Wild Hearts” by Jessica Rose is available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music retailers now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Wild Hearts” by Jessica Rose –

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Hearts-Jessica-Rose/dp/B072FVRFQ9/

Official Jessica Rose Website –

http://RealJessicaRose.com

DJ Paul Azizeh releases single ‘The Dawn of Techno-Logik Records’


The DJ and turntablist known as Paul Azizeh has released his latest official single, “The Dawn of Techno-Logik Records.” While listed as a single, it is actually a bundle of three singles, “First Voyage,” “Lawrence” and “Let Go” with a combined listening time of 25 minutes. As might be presumed, they have been proudly published on the Techno-Logik Records independent music label outside the control of the corporate music industry. Blending old-school vinyl methods and sounds with cutting-edge digital tones and interplay, “The Dawn of Techno-Logik Records” is a release fans of EDM everywhere will want to sample.

Seattle’s Paul Azizeh cites as main artistic influences Magnus, Christopher Lawrence, Wes Nesman tha Digital Dragon, and John 00 Fleming. His own sound is firmly based on the traditions and attention to melodies which made turntablism great in the 1980s and ’90s, but adds to this his own spin on the post-dubstep electronic dance music scene. The result is an octane-charged groove which will appeal to house music fans from the original digital underground, party-goers of the first raves, and enthusiasts of today’s popular EDM festivals altogether.

Azizeh’s style is also informed by his own TL Sessions online radio show, a popular monthly program hosted by Azizeh which showcases guest DJs and producers from the United States and around the world.

Asked to remark on the themes of his new album, Azizeh writes simply, “My album has lots of emotions both uplifting and powerful. Hope you enjoy.”

Paul Azizeh’s current official bio describes him and his music as “a disciplined driving force dedicated to precision and the art of his presentation. Combining quality mixing with a vast and dynamic sound scape, Paul provides a mastered example of skill. Easily a dominating force on both the progressive and trance fields of EDM, Azizeh is quickly on the rise combining his refined mixing abilities with his exploration into production to create an experience both unique and unforgettable.”

“The Dawn of Techno-Logik Records” by Paul Azizeh is available online worldwide from over 700 digital music stores now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“The Dawn of Techno-Logik Records” by Paul Azizeh –
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y4JCN2B/

The TL Sessions show at Mixcloud –

https://www.mixcloud.com/TLSessions/

Electro-goth musician Viii releases singles “Witchlust” and “Rev 22:20”


The music artist of gothic electronica known as Viii has released his second pair of singles for 2017, titled, “Witchlust / Rev 22:20.” The tracks have been proudly published on the Voodoo Creation Records independent music label, along with the rest of the Viii catalog. Bringing the dark, suave sound fans of Viii have come to expect in spades, “Witchlust / Rev 22:20” is the latest reason fans of goth and electronica have to sit up and take notice of this shadowy studio project in 2017.

Viii (pronounced ‘Vee’) cites as main artistic influences Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Crosses, Banks, Nine Inch Nails, Portishead, Massive Attack, and Prince. In fact, the single’s B-side, “Rev 22:20,” is a cover tune of an original track by Puscifer, headed by the legendary Maynard Keenan. This is the second such arrangment for Viii, whose recent “Lovedecay” single came bundled with a B-side cover of “Lovesong” by the Cure.

Asked to describe the themes of his latest single, “Witchlust,” Viii writes, “Witchlust is a song where the protagonist is seduced and manipulated by a girl, going against his morals and becoming a person he hates. After falling and committing to the relationship completely, he is then discarded and left unable to fully connect with future romantic partners – becoming as cold and heartless as the girl that transformed him was.”

The Puscifer cover, “Rev 22:20” makes an erotic play on the prominent Bible verse which begins, “I am coming quickly.” It moves from here to describe a sexual obsession with a beautiful woman who is damaging to the narrator, who implores the listener to refrain from falling under her spell. In this way, the track braids seamlessly with the situation described in “Witchlust.”

“Witchlust / Rev 22:20” by Viii becomes available 2 June 2017 from over 700 quality digital music stores online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Witchlust / Rev 22:20” by Viii –
https://www.amazon.com/Witchlust-Rev-22-20-VIII/dp/B071L6BVW8/
Official Website –

http://mynameisviii.com/

Contact –


voodoocreation@gmail.com

Rapper Lay Roo releases new EP ‘Crazy Sooper Hero Dreams’


The hip hop artist known as Lay Roo has released his latest EP, “Crazy Sooper Hero Dreams.” The EP contains five original Lay Roo tracks for an approximate listening time of 20 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Lay Roo Entertainment independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Blending old-school groove with the infectiousness of pop and an uncommon warmth of character, “Crazy Sooper Hero Dreams” puts Lay Roo on the hip-hop map of 2017.

Lay Roo cites as main artistic influences Tupac Shakur, Kanye West, Prince, Pharrell, Michael Jackson, and Dr. Dre, as well as a variety of others as different as Nirvana, the Roots, and Beethoven.

Asked to comment on the themes of his new album, Lay Roo writes, “Have you ever watched a super-hero movie? It’s usually an average boy/girl, a geek/underdog who starts realizing they have special powers or abilities. They go through a phase of freaking out, unsure of what is going on with them, not sure how to handle their newfound abilities … But each day, they keep pushing their abilities to find their true potential – and the moment they realize just what they are truly capable of, their whole world changes around them. They feel more in control, more complete and happier than ever before.”

Lay Roo sees the superhero in everyone. This is the message of his “Crazy Sooper Hero Dreams” EP, one which comes out loud and clear in his lyrics.

“We all have special abilities,” Roo says. “Yes, it’s scary and tough trying something new, but we shouldn’t be worried about what other people might say. Whatever drives you, whatever you believe in, whatever makes you happy, whatever passion you have, whatever gets you out of bed in the morning, whatever excites you – do that!”

Four of the five tracks on his newest album are already in radio circulation all across South Africa, where Lay Roo is a music artist of some humble celebrity. His latest music video for ‘Beautiful Sooperstar’ can be viewed on the African music TV channel, Channel O. “You Don’t Stop” (Track 5 on the EP) can be heard in the feature film, “Tess,” released to theaters everywhere 24 February 2017. Most recently, he performed live on South Africa’s biggest daily teen TV show, “Hectic Nine-9.”

Lay Roo has performed with and worked alongside artists such as DJ Ready D, Isaac Mutant, the Beat Bangers, DJ Juice, G Baby Da Silva, Bobbi Black, DJ Easy, Keeno Lee,and Ebrahim Mallum.

A multi-talented entertainer, Lay Roo also spends time modeling for Martez Model Management. He has been seen in Mens’ Fitness Magazine in the United States, as well as on the “Good Morning, America” program for ABC News.

“Crazy Sooper Hero Dreams” by Lay Roo is available online worldwide at over 700 quality music stores beginning 2 June 2017. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –
https://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Sooper-Hero-Dreams-Explicit/dp/B0716PDS4Y/
Official Websites –

www.twitter.com/layroo

www.facebook.com/layroo

www.instagram.com/thereallayroo

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