April 2015

Gabrielle Taryn Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

Gabrielle Taryn

Gabrielle Taryn is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with “Wish You Were Here”.

Singer and songwriter Gabrielle Taryn is a pop performer who combines formidable vocal power with songs that are sure to
get listeners on their feet. It is no surprise that the diminutive dynamo would count powerhouse divas like Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion among her greatest musical influences.

Taryn grew up in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, singing in her community every chance she got. After high school she pursued a college degree in musical theatre, but quickly realized that her dream was to become a recording artist. That dream took her to New York City, where she wrote and recorded her first EP, “Playing with Fire,” which was released in 2011.

In 2012, Gabrielle was one of nine chosen artists to appear in a reality competition series called “Take the Stage” where she had the honor of working with legendary artist manager, Johnny Wright, and world renowned songwriter and producer, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

Gabrielle currently resides in Los Angeles and just released her new album “Wish You Were Here.” Get it on iTunes now!

For more on Gabrielle, visit her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Jordan Davis Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with “Going Out With a Bang”.

Coming out of North Carolina with both barrels blasting, Jordan Davis fires out a blend of rock, rap, country, and blues that will keep you rocking from the first shot of the night well past last call.

Growing up in Rockingham, NC, Jordan was influenced by Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Hootie and the Blowfish, Eminem, Corey Smith, Aaron Lewis, Metallica, Green Day, and Zac Brown Band. After taking up songwriting in 2009, he began to learn how to play the piano and guitar. Just a few short months later, Jordan played his first show at the Richmond Community Theatre in Rockingham. He continued to cut his teeth on the local music scene playing bars and open mics. Jordan started out writing and recording songs while in college at UNC Wilmington, putting out an EP on his own in 2012 titled Time to Rock. He had his release show at the venue where he played his first show.

Jordan gets his inspiration to make music from listening to music. “I listen to all kinds of music from different decades and different genres. I will listen to old records and try and figure out what I can take from them and create something new and fresh. I will find a song I liked growing up and make my own version of it.” Another influence is where he grew up. “I think it is pretty clear listening to my music that I am from the South. The sound and the lyrics all have a little southern influence to them.”

Heading into the studio in late 2014 with new material, Jordan set out to record not just great music but as he says, “I wanted to record a statement of everything that I am both lyrically and musically, with attitude and tenacity. My goal was to capture a certain energy that really showcased the many influences I’ve had in music.” Jordan believes this collection of songs is his biggest musical accomplishment to date because it’s his best work. “I wrote all of the songs myself. I already loved the demos when I brought them into the studio and the session players really polished them and added a fullness to the sound. I was able to get the recordings to sound as good as I originally envisioned.”

With the assistance of great studio players, and a solid sense of direction from producer Wyatt Easterling, what resulted from those sessions was an arsenal of high-octane songs that will get your blood pumping and your soul singing. Aptly titled Real RocknRolla, the 5 song EP mixes genres fluidly while still maintaining a solid focus on real Rock N Roll. Since the songs are so diverse, it captures all of his influences. Jordan believes that the blues based rock ballad “The Other Side” is the best song he’s ever written. He describes “Going Out With a Bang” as rap/rock banger and is the heaviest song on there but it still has some acoustic guitar mixed in that gives it a southern element. The track is a nod to Kid Rock’s influence. “B.A.M.F.” is a tongue-in-cheek blues/funk song that will be fun for live shows. The title track leans toward southern rock, while the closing track, “Whiskey Walkin’” is the closest Jordan gets to country. “It is a great drinking song with a little twist. I don’t know if you can really place me in one specific genre and I’m fine with that.”

Jordan went to Wingate University in Wingate, NC for two years before transferring to UNC Wilmington. He graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2011. In 2013, Jordan began working on his Masters in Sport Management at Wingate University. He will be graduating in May 2015.

 

Sumilan Going For Official CMJ Adds 4/13 & 4/14

Sumilan

Sumilan is going for official CMJ adds with their album, En Transit.

Formed in the classic city of Athens, GA, and together for almost half a decade, Sumilan has evolved into a sound uniquely their own. Showcased in their studio work and illuminated in their live performance, Sumilan blends prog rock, psychedelic trance, ambiance, and improv, all coalesced with infectious pop minded vocals. Apparent in their newest studio album, En Transit, Sumilan delivers a polished and powerful sound rooted in technique and grown with experience.

With a live performance structured on embellished composition, yet played with rawness and attitude, their sound resonates beyond the venue. The symbiotic energy of the live show leaves the audience satisfied, yet thirsting for the next. With eyes into the future, the band is soul driven into an ever evolving sound that meets the challenge of today, while fostering continuity into the sound of tomorrow.

Pronunciation — SUE-muh-lahn

For more on Sumilan, visit their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Kendra Barry Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

Kendra Barry

Kendra Barry is impacting Top 40/ Hot AC Radio with “Damn I’m Good”.

Kendra Daniels “Stepenuck” and Barry Allen of Kendra Barry have both been surrounded by music for a cumulative 50 years. Both being a musician, singer, songwriter and actor, they are best known for their fun and original dynamic stage presence. In advocating clear tones, being well versed in music theory, a broad array of music styles and high quality sound has allowed a steady flow of exposure in the music industry for this dynamic duo.

Kendra Barry performs in venues all across the country and is in the midst of recording two new singles which will be released in 2014. They continue to win the hearts of their audience in each and every venue as well as gather an enormous following while on tour.

Kendra Barry dreams of bringing their music to the world in a process that brings aspects of a masculine and feminine quality together in a unique way the incorporates many different genres of music. In the meantime, Kendra Barry is your direct connection to fantastic entertainment and the most professional musicians in the industry that will help you create memories of a lifetime through their original music and cover performances!

For more on Kendra Barry, visit their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Rachael Warfield Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

Rachael Warfield

Rachael Warfield is impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio with “Is It Just A Dream”.

Rachael Warfield is a singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist. Rachael’s voice is subtle and electric while her music exhibits the flare and originality required to draw fans closer. Her expression is passionate, and her music infuses elements of soul, funk, blues, R&B, and alternative rock.

A Jacksonville Beach, Florida native, Rachael Warfield has been singing and performing in numerous off-broadway musical productions since the age of three, including garnishing the lead role of “Annie” by the time she was eight years old.

Rachael signed a record deal with EnnEcho Records. She is currently working on writing and recording her debut album, with a tentative commercial release date mid 2015. She will then begin a Radio Circuit Tour to promote her first single from her debut album, followed by a Festival Circuit Tour in the summer of 2015.

For more on Rachael, visit her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

Marshall Stone Impacting Top 40/Hot AC Radio

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Marshall Stone is impacting Top 40/Hot AC radio with “Keep Running”.

Marshall Stone is a singer-songwriter who loves to perform and write music for a wide variety of genres. Equipped with acoustic playing that sounds like multiple instruments at once, Marshall specializes in creating fully encompassed songs with a differing degree of instruments involved. His main genres are rock, pop, and crossover, but has a tendency to blend in elements from many styles.

Marshall Stone, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Westminster, Maryland wrote an estimated 150 songs by the time he was 15. From 2007 to 2010, he performed as a singer and multi-instrumentalist with the Baltimore School of Rock and as a member of their show team. With this group, he performed at high profile festivals, benefits, and other events.

By the time he graduated from Carroll Community College, Marshall was the lead vocalist and bassist of a local Baltimore band called The Euphorics. They opened for numerous national acts in the Baltimore area such as Charm City Devils, Uli Jon Roth, Dizzy Reed of Guns N Roses, and Tragedy: The All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees. The Euphorics released an EP in 2012, and received airplay and interviews on 98 Rock Baltimore.

During 2013, Marshall joined a Westminster band, Los Swamp Monsters, and performed on vocals and guitar. Throughout that year, Marshall worked on a Song a Day project, in which he focused on writing one song per day for as long as possible. By the time that project winded down, he had enough songs to work with to record his debut album. Featuring a unique mix of rock, country, singer-songwriter and americana music, Good Times Never Fade features performances by keyboardist Rami Jaffee of The Foo Fighters, along with singer-songwriter Shane Gamble, guitarist Bryan Ewald, and drummer Mike Dawson (Editor of Modern Drummer).

In July of 2014, Marshall appeared in a DC rock musical, Rock Bottom [A Rock Opus], a Landless Theatre Company production. After performing at Power Plant Live in Baltimore throughout the summer, Marshall began touring in support of his new album. He began a set of radio campaigns with Howard Rosen Promotion, releasing the songs “How You See It All” and “Good Times Never Fade” as singles (“Keep Running” is set to come out in April of 2015) In February 2015, he spent 10 days in Tennessee performing and writing with some talented Nashville songwriters. He is currently writing and performing in the MD/DC area.

For more on Marshall, visit his website, Facebook, and Twitter.