Join us
Ali Hudson
Agent
United States
AGENT ARTISTS
 
Pharaohs Dream
Pharaohs Dream
United Kingdom
Genre: jazz, soul music, reggae, indie, songwriter, vocal
Ben Dowling
Ben Dowling
United States
Genre: soul, synth
Eric Selby
Eric Selby
United States
Genre: indie rock, power pop, alternative, blues
Raphaela Gilla
Raphaela Gilla
Germany
Genre: world, ambient, new age
Len Seligman
Len Seligman
United States
Genre: singer-songwriter
Lorenzo Mohr
Lorenzo Mohr
Italy
Genre: rock, psychadelic rock, blues rock, folk
Shelby Merchant
Shelby Merchant
United States
Genre: pop, folk, rock, country
Purple Tone Flower
Purple Tone Flower
Chile
Genre: rock, funk, pop
Amelias Dream
Amelias Dream
United States
Genre: indie
BLOGS
 
Celia Berk\'s New Album Features Songwriting Gems from The Great American Songbook Celia Berk, the multi-award winning jazz vocalist based in New York City, just released her much anticipated 3rd studio album, 'Now That I Have Everything.' Celia is known for her covers of hidden songwriting gems and has been praised by some of the most prominent champions of The Great American Songbook. She has attracted listeners from around the world and made memorable appearances at Carnegie Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Birdland Theater, The Town Hall, and the National Arts Club.

Her cover of "Love," words and music by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, is the 4th song on 'Now That I Have Everything" and stands out due to her captivating performance and take on the song. It was arrangement by Tedd Firth with Sean Gough and Celia of course provides her fabulous vocals. In the journalist and author Will Friedwald's words, "Celia makes us realize, in a way few singers can, that love is, in fact, never ever the same."

Celia is delicate and deliberate when it comes to her music. She has only respect for the great songwriters that she covers. Her voice is simultaneously grounded and airy, emulating a sense of wonder, passion, and utter joy.

"I very much admire the music of Hugh Martin, whose best-known songs include 'The Trolley Song' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,'" says Celia. "His 'I’m The First Girl (In The Second Row, In The Third Scene of the Fourth Number)' – introduced by Nancy Walker in the Broadway show 'Look, Ma, I’m Dancin’!' – is included in my latest cabaret show. And, with singer Rich Flanders, I recorded ISN’T IT ROMANTIC/WASN’T IT ROMANTIC, in which Martin and Marshall Barer wrote a beautiful countermelody intended for Jeanette McDonald to perform as a duet with her younger self singing the Rodgers & Hart classic."

She continues, "Lena Horne introduced LOVE in the 1945 movie 'Ziegfeld Follies.' There are many wonderful recordings by many great interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Tedd took the arrangement Sean and I had developed and gave it a drive propelled by Rex Benincasa’s percussion. There’s a kind of whiplash to the lyrics of this list song. So I experience the way Tedd tagged “never the same” at the end as a kind of collective exhaustion after an impossible effort to nail down just what love can be."

Listen to "Love"
https://open.spotify.com/track/3c42s13sAuQJAge4LDlwVk?si=ba931d72e1d943bb

Connect with Celia Berk
Website: https://celiaberk.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CeliaBerkMusic/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celiaberkmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CeliaBerkMusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yfGXUv669wvFUfFpspUQA?si=Z32pegdWTmqpNe2YWwoioQ more
Indie Pop Duo Emily + Shawn Reveal Their New Indie Pop Rock Tune Emily + Shawn are the Brooklyn-based modern indie folk duo who's varied interests and a soulful sense of purpose imbue the pair’s adventurous spin on the folk tradition. Their music is an authentic reflection of their lives. Emily + Shawn’s songs are informed by their ethics, their myriad of experiences and interests, and their day to day interactions, which they characterize sweetly as “healthy clashes.”

Today, Emily + Shawn’s are issuing a series a singles that will eventually be bundled together as an EP produced by David Baron (Lumineers, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes). The latest single "Mama Told Me" is a fun pop rock song with a George Michael kind of sound and spirit. It's a playful, flirty track they wrote about trying to get themselves out of a funk.

"We wrote 'Mama Told Me' at a time when we were at a crossroads professionally and personally, and felt a bit lost on our path. We love how the rhythm section drives that sense of urgency while still keeping the song energetic and soulful," share the duo.

Though nostalgia is a lyrical and emotional component to the emily + shawn aesthetic, the duo are pop-savvy fearless songwriters, blowing the dust off stodgy traditional music through integrating fresh genre approaches. emily + shawn have been playfully described as “new age folk-pop,” and the pair swirl together catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, mesmerizing vocal harmony interlace, and unvarnished storytelling. Within this vibrant mix of sounds, emily + shawn recall diverse influences such as Maggie Rogers, Fleetwood Mac, and the Lumineers.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3rs1A3VDRAIF6cFBsPo8g2?si=6dd9b280c4e94898

Connect with Emily + Shawn
Website: https://www.emilyandshawnmusic.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilyplusshawn/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilyplusshawn/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRw2JhtmUi2P0RSnsJf5bQ
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@emilyplusshawn
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/34FaOZVHZFudyhuJ6aCPVf
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/emily-plus-shawn more
AP Tobler\'s New EP \'Devoid\' is Their Best Yet AP Tobler writes existential grunge bops with lyrical influence from their own life and experiences with anxiety and depression and musical influence from the likes of Nirvana, Green Day, and Weezer. While they started their musical journey with the Drums via The School of Rock, they started writing and releasing their own music at the age of 14 with their first single "Luvhate" in July 2019.

Since then, they have released 6 additional singles, as well as a 5 song EP. They even sat in as a drummer with the Sweetwater Allstars at Sweetwater Gearfest in 2018 and 2019. AP is currently focusing on releasing new music and live performance; they've shared the stage with Destroy Boys, Madde, Arial View, and Post Sex Nachos.

AP just released their new EP, 'Devoid,' a 4 song collection of grunge and alternative rock songs. Each song encapsulates topics close to them, revealing parts of themselves with grunge poetry. "False Hearted" speaks on broken promises and fake friends, "Claustrophobia" speaks on their feelings of discomfort within their own skin, "Hostage" speaks to the feelings surrounding the cycle of neglect, and "Devoid" encapsulates grief and anguish. The title track "Devoid" was actually inspired by the anime Attack on Titans. "he plotlines of Attack on Titan are intricate and layered, and it’s one of my favorite shows. I was watching a particularly dark episode and felt inspired to write from the perspective of a scout from the Survey Corps watching their fellow soldiers suffer," shares AP. "I included multiple layers and intricate parts to parallel the inspiration for the song."

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1U8A2A5dBjeeEdeNXH2fUq?si=HIXtrgOtTOiKidDRxsoNqg

Connect with AP Tobler
Website: https://www.aptobler.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ap.tobler/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aptobler/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ap_tobler
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aptobler
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/aptobler
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CpwR54QlxHjMMzghyIB6O more
Ariel Arbisser\'s \ “With love comes inevitable pain-- miscommunication, betrayal, heartache, loss... Allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to experience love, however briefly, is brave. And it's worth it in the end," says pop singer/songwriter Ariel Arbisser.

Whether on stage, in the studio, or working with students, Ariel Arbisser leads with love and empathy. Her performances simultaneously make audiences and listeners feel seen, heard, and offer a glimpse into how she experiences the highs and lows of the world. Through her lens as a white, Jewish, queer woman, she is transparent when learning out loud and participates in ongoing conversations about mental health, body neutrality, sex positivity, social and racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and more.

Her most recently released electro pop single "Rabbit Hole" is an inner urge for recklessness but being unable to take the leap into it by yourself and waiting for someone to push you in. It's a follow up song to her previous pop hit "Bloodshed," a song that encourages the acceptance of our inner dark side. "The 'dark side' is still enticing, maybe even more comfortable than it was before. The full song sonically is a true, addictive journey downward," reveals Ariel.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/67lpmT682OvxC4vUMGsYX2?si=55e7e10601b742a8

Connect with Ariel Arbisser
Website: http://www.arielarbisser.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ArielArbisser
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArielArbisser
TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@ArielArbisser
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ArielArbisser
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5iuD9ZShZ7turKu93Ghw6G?si=weOz9EgtTGGcG8U9l4T7Rg more
Rock Fusion Band Siren Release Their New Album \'Beyond the Rainbow\' Siren is the hard rock, blues, jazz, and metal fusion band that initially formed in the 80's and have gone through many iterations over time. After a long hiatus since the band's front man Rob Phillips left the group after their first album release, reformed the group in 2005, releasing new music in 2007 and 2009, they make a triumphant return in 2022 with the release of their new album 'Beyond the Rainbow.'

The band consists of Rob Phillips on lead vocals, Mike Cupino on drums and sound engineering, Chris Bonelli on Bass, Chip Gardner on keyboard/organ, and Todd Grubbs on lead guitar.

'Beyond the Rainbow' is 9 songs that explore the band's limitations and pushes their musical capabilities. The songs on this album are all story based about women and Rob's own experiences, like their previously released single "High Wire," a metaphor for their experience with the music industry.

The overall sound is very much like the Foo Fighters meets Led Zeppelin, though each song brings their own blend of genres. "Lawless Life" embodies an outlaw country and hard rock sound, like Ozzy Osbourne meets Bob Dylan. "Crazy Legs" has an 80's electro-feel to it. "Red Wings" has a hard rock vibe, like an ACDC meets The Rolling Stones. Those are just a few fun examples from the fusion album.

Listen here:
https://open.spotify.com/album/6uNrkl4MZXnuqpsJkucSHK?si=_fwNRjR2QteZTJQAKFW-ug

Connect with Siren
Website: http://www.Sirenband.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirenbandrocks/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SirenBandRocks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SirenBandRocks
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87gX0GOxn8Ojb0ncQAP6Rg
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/67MytrtmhbrvoBedgT4Wu2?si=Jt6hz3CiTNmAY0J3tVcjfA more
ABOUT
Freelance Writer & Music Lover - the only thing I love more than listening to music is writing about music! :) I live in the NYC area - if you have a live show you would like reviewed please get in touch!