An Anthem for the caged! Sophia Bella’s “RIOT” 

When you are stopped in your tracks physically or mentally and forced to just settle, it may cause an internal war as so many emotions and thoughts become caged with no outlet. This is what many within society have had to wrestle with in the past months due to the global pandemic of Covid-19.  With music being the far-reaching medicine for the masses, New York-based singer, songwriter, dancer Sophia Bella has teamed up with Graham Gilmore to create an expressive song that shows you are not alone!   

“Riot”…

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Demons of Ruby Mae “This is Your Time” 

With today’s music being brought to the listening audience by way of virtual means, it takes talent and pure creativity to get a reaction from the audience.  One such song that is capable of doing just that is “This is Your Time” by Manchester duo Demons of Ruby Mae. 

“This is Your Time” is an outstanding track that changes thoughts into actions!  The lead sings:  take off all your armor and let your love be true cause this is your time, cause this is your time, to be who you were meant to be

This is the…

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Becky Bowe “Getting Older” 

The new release I am introducing to you today is brought to you from an artist who is not one to backdown from mixing together solid melodies, convincing vocals, and intrinsic instrumentation like a physicist in a lab.  The byproduct of such a complex mix is “Getting Older” – a mid-tempo R&B/Pop song with elements of Soul showcased in a rich backbeat and bass-heavy bottom.  Becky Bowe is the artist behind the creation of “Getting Older.”  This ballad lyrically questions and answers the reason behind the…

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Ghostly Beard’s “Peace of Mind” (single) 

Peace of Mind” is a ballad by singer, songwriter, musician Ghostly Beard.  And as always, he is right on the mark.

With the global pandemic affecting everyone and forcing people to shelter-in-place, many are not only suffering from "cabin-fever," but many are staying inside of their heads pondering constantly and becoming depressed.  The song’s concept covers the issue of depression, and how a piece of peace of mind is so welcoming, yet, it is not at all gloomy.  Ghostly Beard keeps his lead vocal, and…

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Gozer Goodspeed - Running with the Outliers (EP) 

Running with the Outliers is the first album by Gozer Goodspeed following the release of two successful Eps: The Barrell Headlong into the Night and Impossible to Pick Up.  Goodspeed is an Indie Folk singer from Plymouth who has become a musical mainstay in the West Country live scene.  

Running with the Outliers blends Modern Folk with elements of Blues and Rock.  This album features seven songs that fully personifies the rationale involved with human behavior and emotion: 

  1. Running with the Outliers 

The Million Reasons - If Not For The Fire (EP) 

If you have ever wondered the meaning behind the old proverb that states “What you lose in the fire, you will find amongst the ashes,” you will find some answers in listening to The Million Reasons’ new EP entitled If Not For the Fire.  

The Million Reasons (TMR) is a Chicago, Illinois American Modern Rock N’ Roll band who is committed to risking it all to give their fans that open-road vibe that true Rock delivers. 

The four tracks that complete this EP gives musical evidence to the fact that loss is not…

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James Bakian "Find Me" (single) 

​​​​​​​Bakian’s latest cut “Find Me” is a R&B ballad with a great command to its beat with plenty of girth when it comes to voice.  Bakian straddles between second tenor and baritone and stays in key and timbre.  The hook and verses relate the story of waiting for love to find you while also indicating the exhaustive passion and confidence it takes to find TRUE love.  Bakian sings:  I’m doing my own thing / Didn’t suspect that you would notice me / Tryna figure out if I still fit in my skin / And I ain’t

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Becky Bowe "Don't Darken My Door" (single) 

OMG, when Becky Bowe softly starts her song singing in that pleasant silky soprano with the words: “I’ve made up my mind, ran around a thousand times, strong enough to see when something is wrong, now I wanna be free, free from everything, sorry it ended this way . . . don’t darken my door.” I just stood up and said “YES GIRL!”  "Don't Darken My Door" is the Pop R&B ballad of the spring.  A song about self-love, reflection, endurance, and moving on awaits the ears of everyone who is longing for REAL MUSIC…

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Ivory Tower Project III 

Has anyone reading this review ever wondered why so many commercials on television have been using songs from decades before the 1990’s to represent their product?  The answer is simple – people miss GOOD music!  That’s it! 

When I am driving in my car, I rarely turn on the Top 40 music stations as I opt to place in a CD from a band I have reviewed or a classic artist.  Sure, I do listen to music that is trending to keep my ear on new musicianship in terms of technology, studio FX, etc., but when it is…

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Felony Case "Strangers Give More" 

1980s Rock is alive and kicking in 2020 – all due to Felony Case, a five-member Rock band hailing from Ioannina, Greece.  

Felony Case’s first EP to drop is entitled Strangers Give More, and what the band has so brilliantly accomplished with this EP is that they have harnessed music from distant decades and have fused them together to fashion a sound that people call “New School Old School Rock.”  So, sit back, pour your favorite drink, and get ready to be surprised. 

This is my review of Strangers Give…

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