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July 30, 2016

Featured Stream: Project Grand Slam -You Really Got Me (feat. Lucy Woodward)

Project Grand Slam has a new album out titled
The Queen's Carnival.  One of the classic cover tracks is The Kinks  "You Really Got Me" featuring the expressive sultry vocals of Lucy Woodward.

The track starts off with their jazz influences making it sound like it was their own song and then a razor's edge guitar enters giving it that definitive rock influence. With that element it still sounds like their own creation giving you no indication of the original with the exception of the lyrics.

For this listener that is what makes a good cover tune great! I appreciate jazz rock fusion as well so that helps if you have an ear bent for that genre. So turn it on and give it a listen.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


More About Project Grand Slam:

http://projectgrandslam.com


 Project Grand Slam is an acclaimed jazz rock fusion band, led by bassist/leader/composer Robert Miller, combining the power and beat of rock with the complexity and improvisation of jazz, with a jam band sensibility. The band plays Robert’s original compositions plus selected unique covers of classic rock songs that Robert has reimagined...READ MORE

July 26, 2016

Prog Legends Stick Men Feat. King Crimson Members New Album “Prog Noir” Available For Pre-Order


Berlin, Germany - Much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, prog legends Stick Men will be releasing their new album “Prog Noir” on October 21, 2016. It is now available for pre-order as a single disc edition and a super deluxe box set, which contains an additional bonus CD with exclusive material, a double vinyl version of the album, a t-shirt and poster. The band, featuring members of King Crimson, has also released a new lyric video for  the track, The Tempest' A departure from their previous efforts, “Prog Noir” includes song oriented material, featuring vocals on several tracks.

Says Tony Levin, “The album is somewhere between being the best of our current compositions, and having a unifying concept overall. Part way through the our recording process, the 'Prog Noir' title, lyrics and idea came up - it sort of shone a dark, noir light on what had come before, and it influenced what came after (including some 'noir' instrumental interludes that will be part of the box set version.) For me that's a good way to go - I like a concept involved with an album sometimes, but I don't feel it needs to encompass every piece.”

Watch the new Stick Men video


https://vimeo.com/173539916

Stick Men is a progressive rock band created by musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays in Crimson, with Peter Gabriel, and has recorded with John Lennon, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and others. Markus Reuter is a renowned composer/guitarist who designed and plays his own unique touch style guitar.

Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for more than 2 decades, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it’s name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his 8-string touch guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more.

The result; audiences are fascinated by watching just three musicians onstage perform their unique compositions as well as wild improvisations and some cover versions of songs by King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, etc.

Before “Prog Noir”, Stick Men have released 4 studio CDs (Soup, Absalom, DEEP, Open) as well as two live albums.

Says Markus, “What's unusual about 'Prog Noir' is that we spent years composing it. Usually we get the ideas and quickly turn them into an album or start playing them in on the road. The imperative of a band like ours, that's out on the road touring a lot of the time, is to have new material each year. But this time the idea was to really refine the material, reject all but the best (indeed, there are some very nice pieces that didn't make the cut) and create a really special album that might define our band in terms of where our journey has taken us.”

Stick Men is:

Tony Levin - Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic. Then moving into jazz and rock, he has had a notable career, recording with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Yes, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, and many more. He has also released 5 solo CDs and three books. In addition to touring with Stick Men, he is currently a member of King Crimson, of the Peter Gabriel Band, and of the Levin Brothers jazz band. His popular website, tonylevin.com, featured one of the web’s first blogs, and has over 4 million visits.

Pat Mastelotto - Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band. Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have managed it, so too has Pat Mastelotto, a self taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 20 years with King Crimson.

Markus Reuter - Markus is a composer, guitarist, and producer. Initially trained as a pianist, he subsequently studied Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft and learned to play the Chapman Stick, later moving onto the U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released many solo recordings and worked extensively with other musicians. He is one of the core members of the experimental band Centrozoon, is half of the duo Tuner (with Pat Mastelotto) and was also a member of Europa String Choir. Reuter has collaborated with Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, No-Man singer Tim Bowness, and many others.

In support of “Prog Noir” Stick Men will tour Europe in October 2016, then again in January/February 2017 in the U.S. and Canada. Says Markus, “We love covering a lot of territories, so the future after those booked shows will involve our heading to S. America, Japan, and more places. Yes, we'll have some videos to offer of the new material - hard to describe those now because we're in the process of making them.”

“Prog Noir” is available in pre-sale in 3 formats: 
Signed Limited Edition Combo Package - Deluxe Box Set (2LP/2CD/Poster) with T-Shirt; Regular CD and Download (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and/or MP3-320 formats)

SIGNED LIMITED EDITION COMBO PACKAGE DELUXE BOX SET (2LP/2CD/POSTER) + T-SHIRT
The combo package includes:
• 2LP 180 grams gatefold (the LP has a, 11 minute bonus tracks on the Side B of the second LP, which is not included in the regular CD package)
• 2CD special edition of the new album, Digipack. (Disk One is the regular 10 track album. Disk Two contains 8 bonus tracks.)
• Full color poster of the album artwork (17x22 inches)
• Full color T-Shirt (front only). Available in Navy Blue and Black.

ALL BOX SETS WILL BE SIGNED BY ALL 3 BAND MEMBERS (Tony, Pat & Markus).
All orders will be shipped in the late October.

Pre-orders are  $140 USD / 120 EUR plus shipping.
Those who contribute $200 USD / 190 EUR or more, will have their names included in credits inside of the box set.

This special box set includes digital pre-order of “Prog Noir”. Fans will get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.

SINGLE CD, REGULAR EDITION of “Prog Noir” (10 tracks) can be pre-ordered for $17 USD / 15 Euros plus shipping

DOWNLOAD of “Prog Noir” (10 tracks in WAV, FLAC, ALAC and/or MP3-320 formats) can be pre-ordered for $10 US / 8 EUR

Exclusively available at:
https://stickmen-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/prog-noir
(orders placed from North, Central and South America, Middle East,
Africa and Asia)

https://iapetus.bandcamp.com/album/prog-noir
(orders placed from Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia)

Official website:
http://www.stick-men.net

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/stickmenofficial

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

July 22, 2016

Music For Radura 'Life Is A State Of Mind' Review


'Life is a State of Mind' is an extremely meditative piece that I found myself drifting into an alternate state. It's rare that a piece of music can have such an effect on someone when it is not specifically for that purpose. Continuing on with the dominant string parts the track features reverberant percussion and a deep sombre overall vibe. 

Music for Radura is out now
Links:

Daisy And The Dark - Review



'Circus' is a perfect example of the juxtaposition of emotions that music can express all at once. In this case it's her soft vocal tone describing a high energy and overwhelming circus atmosphere whilst a luscious production lays underneath her. The combination of these things lead to a dreamy and almost meditative state of mind whilst you listen.

Stream lead single ‘Circus’ here:


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July 19, 2016

Prog Duo Middlesong Release New EP “Directions” Feat. YES Legend Billy Sherwood


Buffalo, NY - Prog duo Middlesong has release a new three-song EP titled “Directions” featuring YES legend Billy Sherwood. With Joe Schneider (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Phil Tomczak (keyboards, guitars), Middlesong has heavy Prog and Classic Rock influence, along with hints of Folk, Pop and Americana. Middlesong's eclectic sources produce a universal sound that musicians and non-musicians will appreciate!

The three new tracks (“Directions in D Minor (Make Sure That You Learn)”, “See This Through”, “Rain to Sun”) were started at Middlesong Studios in Hamburg NY, followed by mixing and production by Billy Sherwood at his studio in California. Billy, who plays bass, drums, keyboards, guitar on the tracks, is a renowned producer, musician and performer, and is currently the bass player for the progressive rock band YES. Billy has worked as producer and engineer for countless artists in the rock and progressive rock genres. His musicianship and talent is respected world-wide.

“It was great fun working on the music with the guys, I'm very proud to have been a part of it all and very much looking forward to having it now get out there for everyone to hear and enjoy.”- Billy Sherwood

Says Phil and Joe, “We both love to write music. We were surprised and very pleased by the way the songs evolved. Never having worked together previously as songwriters, we soon found that the music seemed to write itself, and took off into directions all their own (which led us to the title for the EP). Nothing was off the table. We allowed all of our influences to enter into the songwriting process. Billy Sherwood was then able to polish and bring the songs to life while preserving our original tunes.”

For all three songs in the EP, Joe and Phil wanted to write songs with a solid musical structure, but take some chances along the way. Most of their songwriting begins with a nylon and steel string guitar, developing a musical theme, and taking shape from there (the “Middlesong Method”).

“In particular, with 'Directions in D Minor (Make Sure That You Learn)', we explored the key of D minor, while providing the listeners with different styles within the same song – a classic Prog offering. Each section of the song represents a stage of one’s life; chasing the musical dream; wrestling with the muse.

“With 'See This Through', our intent was to write a song that everybody could relate to, tapping their foot along the way. A fun part of the song for us was setting the scene for an old Western saloon in the bridge and lead section – providing a change from the main structure of the song, and a bit of an unexpected adventure. The theme of the song itself is one of perseverance, and speaks to both the whole of humanity, as well as to the individual.”

“Rain to Sun” is a great example of the “Middlesong Method”. The song came together quickly, with an instrumental lead melody written by Joe, and an initial arrangement of strings and choir voices written by Phil. In this song (as well as in “Direction in D Minor”), they left plenty of room for producer and performer Billy Sherwood. “In 'Rain to Sun', we were thrilled by his meandering bass line that complimented the dual guitar tracks. Billy precisely interpreted and felt the pulse of all of our songs with his bass and percussion.”

Joe Schneider and Phil Tomczak formed Middlesong in 2015. It didn't take long to realize the synergy and soul of their collaborative songwriting! Joe is a veteran of the performance stage. Augmented by his guitar playing, Joe's vocals soar with clarity, smoothness of texture, and deep feeling. Joe finds inspiration from singer-songwriters such as Lennon-McCartney, Tom Petty and Billy Joel. He has great, natural instincts for melody and harmony, and a gift for writing lyrics that touch our souls in just the right place. Phil's love for music stems from the piano, influenced by the likes of Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson. His versatility extends to the guitar, which plays a significant role in Middlesong's songwriting and distinctive sound. Phil's musicianship evokes imagery and will carry you along on the clear road ahead, or sweep you off into a surprising new direction.

As well as Billy Sherwood, Middlesong has worked with renowned mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum. The duo are currently in the studio writing and arranging the remaining tracks to fill out the complete, debut album to be released sometime in 2017.

In closing Phil and Joe have this to impart, “We appreciate your listening and at the purest level, we hope you enjoy our music!”

OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.middlesong.com
Email Contact: middlesong@middlesong.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/middlesong/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/middlesong
ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/middlesong

To purchase:
CDBaby (main links for purchasing):
Full “Directions” EP and Individual Song Download: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/middlesong4
See This Through: http://cdbaby.com/cd/middlesong2
Rain to Sun: http://cdbaby.com/cd/middlesong
Directions in D Minor (Make Sure That You Learn): http://cdbaby.com/cd/middlesong3

SoundCloud:
See This Through:



Rain to Sun:


Directions in D Minor (Make Sure That You Learn):


ReverbNation:
See This Through: https://www.reverbnation.com/middlesong/song/26150274-see-this-through
Rain to Sun: https://www.reverbnation.com/middlesong/song/26150292-rain-to-sun
Directions in D Minor (Make Sure That You Learn): https://www.reverbnation.com/middlesong/song/26150294-directions-in-d-minor-make-sure

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

July 15, 2016

The Turner Brothers Are Definitely Not Laying Low With Re-Releasing Their Debut Single 'Lay Low' Ready For The Sweltering UK Summertime.

Following hot on the heels of their English Euro Anthem 'Build us a Dream' the Turner Brothers re-release their debut single 'Lay Low', a sunny, ska tinged track ready to take on the summer.



Watch the Video Here: 


Though their Euro Anthem 'Build us a Dream' was undoubtedly a rather amusing piece in terms of its origin, The Turner Brothers are on a very serious musical journey having been voted ‘Crowds Favourite Band’ at Hogsozzle Festival both in 2014 and 2015 they are taking on the stage at this year’s Victorious Festival alongside Annie Mac and Manic Street Preachers.

'Lay Low' features a fantastic summery chorus boasting nice and relaxed horns and a silky jazz organ, perfect for dominating radio charts and winning the hearts of audiences nationwide.


Their recent success has led to them being very busy having just played The Curious Yellow Festival, Harlow, set in beautifully designed gardens which created perfect surroundings for an unforgettable weekend. They also enjoyed playing at the magical and light hearted Hogsozzle Festival. Set in beautiful countryside in Hitchin, Hogsozzle has been running for six years and the Turner Brothers have played most of their events. They are also set to play at Victorious Festival, Portsmouth and Bures Music Festival, Suffolk in the coming weeks.


New single 'Take Control' will be released in September on Prank Monkey Records, the label that brought you Younghusband.


Upcoming gigs:


9th July- Bures Music Festival, Suffolk


27th/28th August- Victorious Festival, Portsmouth


Links:


Website - http://www.theturnerbrothers.co.uk/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Theturnerbrothers/


Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/TurnerBrothersLive/videos


Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/theturnerbrothers


Twitter - https://twitter.com/TurnerBrosMusic


New Hypnotic Track ‘Element’ And Upcoming Album From Alternative Pop Trio The Hallows



 UK alternative pop trio The Hallows gear up for the release of their debut album with this brand new hypnotic single ‘Element’.

As the group explains: ‘element was one of the first songs recorded and it helped to set the overall tone of the album. It was written as a positive and uplifting song about looking up to someone you love and the profound influence they can have on your life’.

Watch the video for Element here:


Listen to the track on Soundcloud here:

Championing their own very unique sound, The Hallows are an enchanting concoction of Kate Bush, Muse, Portishead and Tori Amos with their own individual dreamy essence thrown in.

The group’s eclectic sound is a result of the band members’ individual musical meanderings. Sarah has played as a backing vocalist/keyboard/Glockenspiel for Hafdís Huld supporting the likes of Paolo Nutini, Mika and Bloc Party at festivals as large as Glastonbury and SXSW. Joe meanwhile has supported notorious cult pornographic band Rock Bitch (a band renowned for rarely sporting support acts). He and Sarah have also shared the stage with Ronan Keating playing a number of television performances.

Meeting at university, the band shared a house together, in which third band member Dave subjected the group to strict drinking game rules, whilst also ensuring they all ate proper meals (now holding the unofficial title of ‘band chef’).

Sarah has played the role of Snow White whilst working at Disneyland – several elements of this fantasy world clearly making their way into the mystical sound of ‘Element’. As a child, Sarah also lived by a zoo and was kept often awake by roaring lions (the lions would often set the wolves off too, which sounds absolutely terrifying!)

Since forming, the group have been hands on with all aspects of their music including coming up with video concepts, artwork, set design, production and blogging.

Their upcoming album Of Time and Tides is out August 29th and the single ‘Element’ is out July 4th

The group explain:The album is about life, relationships and how things can change over time. The album was written in the spirit of a bygone era because we wanted to encapsulate elements within all our lives that have influenced us both musically and personally. Sarah draws inspiration for the lyrics from the elements because they represent the never ending cycle of life and time in which we exist for a moment. We have combined these influences to create an album that displays our love for atmospheric instrumentation, lush melodies and, hopefully, pop songs you will want to sing along to.


Links:
http://www.thehallows.uk/


We Are The Catalyst Are Continuing On Their Journey To Dominate The Alternative Metal World With Their Tantalising New Single 'Delusion'.



Watch the Video Here: 

Swedish Alternative Metal band 'We Are The Catalyst' are teasing their new album 'Elevation' by releasing another amazing single 'Delusion'. Due for release on the 12th of July are most definitely set to stun the industry on the 2nd of September. The most striking elements of the track are, first and foremost, Cat Fey's immense voice that is supported by one of the thickest and heaviest guitar timbres  you will ever hear. The combination of these and the overall mixing of the track creates a hugely empowering aura with a gravitas paralleled by none. It is clearly a fitting follow up to the band's first album Monuments; released in 2014.
'Delusion' is a worthy and powerful successor to the bands previous chart success which they scored with a cover of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” which the band released in aid of The Fostering Network.
Everything about We Are The Catalyst screams uniqueness. How many bands are so driven that their second ever show ends up being performed on the other side of the planet in Beijing China. Everything from their album production to video direction is done by the bands members themselves. The pinnacle of their combined love for music has to be that lead singer Cat and guitarist Kenny have a daughter together called Decibelle, who they raise in their hometown of Varberg, Sweden.
The bands amazing rise and critical acclaim in the last 12 months alone have seen the stunning 4 piece We Are The Catalyst complete a 10 day tour of china playing various shows and festivals, playing Bloodstock alongside bands such as Trivium, Sabaton and Within Temptation. The band also had their first UK headline tour following a support slot for Delain. Adding to their early and extremely impressive accolades they performed at Planet Rockstock as well as The Darkness and FM and Rival Sons where WATC headlined the second stage on the Saturday evening.
Elevation is available for Pre-Order / Purchase at

and

The track listing for “Elevation” is:
01. Delusion
02. A Million Claws
03. Our Dark World
04. Open Door
05. Without Fear
06. One More Day
07. Alive
08. Askja
09. Home
10. Never Ending Night
11. Life Equals Pain

We Are The Catalyst are:
Cat Fey (vocals)
Kenny Boufadene (guitar / vocals)
Håkan Strind (drums)
Joni Kaartinen (bass)

Links:


July 11, 2016

Sharon Hendrix Releases Her Retro-Summertime Fun “FRAZZELMATIC” Video


This non-stop grandma wants more!

Los Angeles - After years of working just 20 feet from stardom Sharon “Muffy” Hendrix has stepped into the spotlight. Sharon as performed in over 8,000 shows throughout her successful career and has been singing backup on recording sessions and stages across the world with top names including Bob Dylan, Elton John, Tom Jones, Grace Slick & Starship, Olivia Newton-John, George Duke, Dusty Springfield, Freddie Hubbard, Natalie Cole, Harry Chapin, Mac Davis, Billy Cobham, Michael White, Shirley Bassey and so many other notable musical talents.

1n 1985 Sharon and Barry Manilow recorded the chart-topping duet, “Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing” that appeared on his best-selling  “Manilow” album.  In 2010 they reunited for his residence at The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas and again in 2015 and 2016 she joined Manilow's “One Last Time!” farewell tour until the final performance at The O2 in London in June.

Now with the globe-trotting behind her the industrious Ms. Hendrix is planning her solo career launch and working with producer, Dan Voss Jr. creating new music for a future multi-genre album. That album will include some rock and pop, some blues and jazz and even a little bit of country as well her latest single, “FRAZZELMATIC” the retro-summertime fun track being introduced through a colorful and entertaining new video.

“FRAZZELMATIC” features a talented group of veteran musicians, a supporting band she plans to tour with this coming fall and winter. Sharon’s smooth vocal style slides in, out and over a contemporary beat spiced with exciting percussion, a classic horn section and a funky and infectious guitar groove. It's her homage to Top 40 radio, vinyl records and pop culture movie images reminiscent of a “Groovy, baby” time and place.

Sharon Hendrix began her career as “Muffy” Hendrix singing in the church and school choirs and by the time she reached her teens was part of The Young Americans, an international touring company of 30 singers from all across the United States. Over the next two years Sharon toured the Far East twice, performed on the legendary Ed Sullivan Show and the Kraft Music Hall and worked on various TV specials and commercials. Sharon earned a music scholarship to Chapman University and received her show business degree on the Las Vegas strip on the stage with iconic superstar entertainers including Debbie Reynolds and Sammy Davis, Jr.

When not working Sharon lives in southern California, she has three accomplished daughters and is a very proud grandmother. She maintains a rigorous daily work-out regimen that keeps her healthy and happy in mind and spirit and in the top condition demanded of adventurous, jet-setting entertainers and the seasoned veteran is not yet ready to stop.

See “Frazzelmatic” video here:


To purchase: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sharonmuffyhendrix ;

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR Phone: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Sharon “Muffy” Hendrix records exclusively for:
Voss Records
4254 Harbour Island Lane
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: 805 469-4074 / eMail: danvossjr@gmail.com

CONTACT: Management:
Harold Childs & Ernie Campagna
Soundboard Marketing
8491 Sunset Blvd, # 174
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 323-692-1097 / eMail: soundboardMKT@aol.com

Visit Sharon at: www.sharonhendrix.net and follow her on Facebook at Sharon Hendrix Music

July 6, 2016

Alternative Christian Blues Rock Guitarist Lloyd Miller To Release Second EP “Light Is Rising”


Austin, TX - Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, alternative Christian blues rock guitarist singer/songwriter Lloyd Miller will be releasing his new EP titled “Light Is Rising” on July 9, 2016! This is Lloyd's sophomore release and once again shares a message of inspiration and hope.

Says Lloyd, “The concept/meaning behind the CD is moving forward into a new and better way of life than the way I was living in my past. For me its about asking God to fill me with the holy spirit through His son Jesus Christ and letting the living words of the bible renew my mind into a better way of living in the light and leaving the darkness behind.

“When I wrote the songs for the EP I was going through a spiritual 12 step program with a mentor who I met at Gateway church in Austin, TX. One of many experiences God led me through in my effort to break free from the addictions and bad habits of my past. I have found writing songs about my life experiences to be a very healing and fulfilling experience so I'm always emotionally attached to each song. When we recorded this EP I was the first artist to record at Evil Snail Studios in Manchaca, Tx which is owned by Rom and Kfir Gov. They are brothers who moved to Austin after having success as musicians and a production team in Israel. Rom is a pro level session and touring drummer and he always writes creative drum parts that fit my songs perfectly with not much rehearsal time. Kfir is a singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer who has a talent for bringing out the best in the artists he works with. I developed a great friendship with both of the guys through the recording process. I also had my good friend, and long time band member, Jason Clark play bass on the EP. He is always a professional and has the ability write unique bass lines that fit my songs perfectly. Kevin Abbenante mixed and engineered the EP and made it sound amazing. It was mastered by Maor Appelbaum, who has a long list of well known clients, to give it that extra bit of excellence. This EP, in my opinion, is the best work I have done to date but I'm very excited about the quality of the new album I'm currently recording which will be released early 2017.”

From the music capital of the world Austin, TX, Lloyd Miller is building a reputation as an artist with staying power in an ever changing music business. In a massive sea of alternative rock bands, Miller stands out not only with his soulful blues roots and virtuoso guitar playing, but also his positive lyrical message that stems from his lifelong struggle as a recovering addict and his Christian faith.

Lloyd was born and raised in wild wonderful West Virginia and he wrote and recorded a full length blues album at home when he was 18 years old. He used this album as his submission to Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and was accepted into the GIT program. After finishing his time at Musicians Institute in 2002 Miller honed his skills as a singer, songwriter and guitar player in the California music scene and gained critical acclaim in 2008 winning “Best Guitar Performance” at the Los Angeles Music Awards. He moved to Austin,TX in 2010 and joined the worship team at the Church at Canyon Creek as a lead guitar player. In 2011 he recorded his first solo EP with producer CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox 20, Incubus) and gained praise from both critics and fans. Michael Keith from the Rock N Roll View sums it up by stating, “Lloyd Miller will affirm your faith in good music again.”

2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Lloyd as he releases his second solo EP, “Light Is Rising”, which won the award for “Best Hard Rock EP” at the Academia Music awards in December 2015. Also, he is currently in the process of recording his debut full length album which is set for an early 2017 release and will continue touring around the Texas music scene and beyond with his band of world class musicians.

Here's what's been said about Lloyd Miller's first EP:

“Lloyd Miller will affirm your faith in good music again. He's the typical Pop-Rock artist but goes a bit deeper than the next guy with his real deal songwriting skills, solid musicianship, impressive persona and voice – all important trademarks of effective pop-rock artists. These latest string of songs all delivers a highly passionate EP with top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock and even Southern fried Blues to Jam Band.” - Michael Keith, Rock N' Roll View (Nov 07, 2012)

“From start to finish 'Not Too Late' EP is an impressive musical teaser from Lloyd Miller. The music is grooving, upbeat and entertaining. The songwriting – all consistent musical experiences, each one possessing a unique personality, flair and signature groove. The writing, playing and singing abilities of Lloyd Miller and his band are rock solid.” - Cyrus Rhodes, Indie Music Digest (Nov 07, 2012)

“A powerful life story told through intentional songs, by a passionate artist...Lloyd Miller has something to say about how his Faith and his music helped him overcome the pains and struggles of life.” - Ramy Antoun CEO- Creative Arts Group


Lloyd Miller's “Light Is Rising” EP Features:

Lloyd Miller - Guitar and Vocals
Jason Clark - Bass
Rom Gov - Drums

Recorded at Evil Snail studios in Manchaca, Tx
Produced by Kfir Gov
Mixed and Engineered by Kevin Abbenante
Master by Maor Appelbaum

In closing Lloyd has this to impart, “The message I would like to convey to my listeners is that everyone has struggles in life and even though we feel like we are alone in our struggle some times, we are not. From my experience, when I started seeking God He led me to meet people that could relate with my struggle which then led to me making progress and helping others who felt like they were alone in their struggles. I am now 2 years sober from alcohol after years of getting completely drunk 7 nights a week. I'm definitely not perfect though which is why I need the sacrifice that Jesus made for me so that the Holy Spirit will continually renew my mind and help me get out of my own way in living to my fullest potential.”

To purchase:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1114946044?ls=1&app=itunes.
(pre-sale at a discounted price is available from June 25th until the official EP release date of July 9th)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FRVD44A/ref=dm_ws_pr_fl_dp_B01FRVD44A

Watch Lloyd Miller's “Love Is The Only Way Video”:


For more information:
www.lloydmillermusic.com,
https://lloydmillermusic.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/lloydmillerband.

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

July 3, 2016

Track Feature: Peter Sterling-Eclipse

Peter Sterling's new release Sacred Visions is filled with instrumental music featuring his harp and many other sounds.

"Eclipse" is one of the album highlights. It is a beautiful track accompanied by male and female vocalizations. There is also some saxophone intermingled in the mix towards the end of the track.

The colorful cover is a hint at what the intent is. It is about relaxation, centering and meditation. What is pleasant to the ears can be healing for the body.

Have listen the stream now and let it carry you away.... 

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck



More About Peter Sterling: 

http://www.harpmagic.com/



Musical artists come to their recording careers in lots of ways, many of them rather typical, e.g. listening to music as a teen, joining or forming bands, hearing a particularly influential album, and then setting off to find fame and fortune. Peter Sterling's journey to where he is now, as one of New Age music's premier harp players, was less conventional. Propelled by equal parts happenstance, serendipity, and spiritual epiphany, the tale of how he arrived at his current place in life would make quite a movie, although some would no doubt state "Now THAT would never happen in real life!" However, they would be wrong...READ MORE