Commissionaires

From Newworldson to The Commissionaires

It’s hard to keep music groups together. Things like marriage, kids, and egos get in the way. Then there’s the “different direction” thing– where one of the band’s members just wants to do something different and the others are like, “Ummm… okay?” And a life of touring instead of staying home can really take its toll on people. Joel Parisien made a big splash in the Christian music world through…

Mandisa

Mandisa is back with “Out of the Dark”

Mandisa is like most of us. She has battled being fat for the longest time– can you relate? She has been clinically depressed… another thing millions of people go through. She has had her fair share of ups and downs in life. You might remember Mandisa from her time on American Idol. She was the bold contestant to sing “Shackles” by Mary Mary, a Gospel song, which Simon Cowell called…

Roadcase Royale releases “Get Loud”

“Get Loud,” the debut single from Roadcase Royale, is now available on iTunes and all major digital outlets. I like it. The new band, featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart and Liv Warfield formerly of Prince’s New Power Generation, recently released the live performance video of “Get Loud” on their YouTube channel and on the band’s official website. Roadcase Royale’s musical talent shines in “Get Loud.” The song begins with a…

Marc Scibilia

Marc Scibilia releases poignant single “Summer Clothes”

Marc Scibilia grew up in the cold backwater of Buffalo, New York. His family were music makers, including his dad. Marc’s new song is informed by his past life in Buffalo, with a special nod to his dad, Bob, whom I know personally. Indeed, the picture for the new Marc Scibilia single is a picture of Bob and his son from long ago. Marc couldn’t wait to skip town when…

Dance to Speed of Life by Sweden’s Aditone

I thought Aditone sounded good before, on his track “Dynasty” a few months back, but now he’s returned to the recording studio to unleash a new song called “Speed of Life,” and he sounds better than ever! “Speed of Life” sounds like something that’s immediately radio ready. It’s upbeat, with a danceable beat, positive lyrics, and electronic influences that will get your feet moving and your shoulders groovin’. The song…

James Patrick Morgan with Expected

I’m diggin’ James Patrick Morgan’s new song, “Expected.” The Atlanta-based pop-rock and soul singer/songwriter just released his first single from his upcoming EP and it’s an infectious pop song. “Expected” is the first song on the EP Art + Work = Love, which will be released in early 2017 through Cloverland Entertainment. “Expected” is currently available to stream via SoundCloud and available to purchase on iTunes and all major digital outlets….

So Many Men gets revamped by producer Tuplain

Tuplain is a passionate music maker. He does music composition and production in multiple genres, including electronic dance music, deep house, hip-hop, and Latin lounge. His latest, “So Many Men,” featuring the L.A.-based singer L. Paris, seems to fall into the pop category with a taste for Latin lounge and hip-hop, as it sounds both jazzy and stylish. There are horns, tinkling piano and a groovy bassline. It’s musically interesting…

Bleeding Obvious offers best album of 2016

The Bleeding Obvious reminds me of a very creative person being unleashed on a computer complete with a multitude of instruments around her and a lifetime of interesting influences. Indeed, The Bleeding Obvious is the musical project debut of music maker Jess Rowbottom from the UK. A onetime Wakefield Cathedral chorister, Rowbottom decided to record the new album thanks to personal life changes in recent years. While I’m not sure what…

Aditone is a dynamic artist with Dynasty

Aditone is a dynamic music artist from Sweden. One listen to his song “Dynasty” and you’ll feel like you’ve been in the presence of musical greatness. It’s no wonder, then, that he counts Michael Jackson as an influence. His over-the-top sound and passion for what he does reminds me of MJ. Aditone has been passionate about writing music for his entire life. Even as a little kid, at the age…

Rachael Sage Choreographic

How have I not heard of Rachael Sage until now? She has been an active music maker since her teens, releasing a dozen or so full-length albums. She has shared stages with Shawn Colvin, Judy Collins, Jamie Cullum and Ani DiFranco, among others. Rachael Sage, in my opinion, should be just as well known as the aforementioned artists. She’s a talented musician and songwriter– and her singing voice is appealing,…