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THE DAVID MARTINEZ BAND
David Martinez, singer/songwriter, who is currently the #1 Alternative artist in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Music started at a young age for David, who was influenced by his father, a multi-instrumentalist.
For the third year in a row, David played a series of shows at SXSW in 2012. He then headed out to CA once again to work with producer Leroy Miller.
David spoke with Take 2 Radio Music Jan. 10th
Listen to "One More Time" off the album also called "One More Time" available now on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Talented music artist, Breanna Lynn is a rare find in the music industry today, bringing her genuine talent as a musician, writer and artist along with her refreshing authenticity to an ever-growing number of fans. Breanna Lynn’s natural musical ability gives her an extraordinary quality that defines her as an artist and makes her much more than your average teenager. Having written over 200 songs and a full length Broadway musical as well as performing around the country by the age of 17, Breanna Lynn is the talk of many in this competitive world.Wanting only to inspire, entertain and with the passion to make a change, Breanna Lynn will stop at nothing to make her dreams a reality. Breanna Lynn’s “voice” has just begun.
Breanna joined Take 2 Radio Music on Dec. 20th
CHROME CATS - With body-shaking beats, carefree vibe and positive anthems, the brother-sister duo, KJ and Jamila Sims, have already established a name for themselves, nabbing a record deal with LakeFront Records and earning a spot on the Billboard Indicator charts with their single “DNA of a Winner”.
Seamlessly complimenting each other’s sound, KJ is the jazzy rapper who delivers rhymes with reality and true lyricism, while the sophisticated vocalist, Jamila, intensifies the song with her soaring melodies and contagious hooks. Together their voices eloquently consume each other, forming an impressive and innovative sound. Complete with charm, swagger and talent galore the emerging twosome is the total package.
Chrome Cats joined Take 2 Radio Music on Dec. 18th
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UNDER A BANNER
Under A Banner have been making powerful, passionate and poetic alternative rock for almost three years. This ‘alternative’ folk-tinged band have forged not just another band but something in which people are becoming emotionally invested in.
The last year has seen the band (who perform as a full electric/acoustic unit or as a trimmed-down acoustic 3 piece) support New Model Army; have their music used by the charity Safe World for Women; be played on BBC Introducing, BBC Nan Gael, dozens of online and FM radio stations, including Stafford FM; be featured in Indie Shaman magazine; play many gigs and festivals and gather the support of thousands of loyal fans in such diverse locations as South America, Poland and Indonesia.
The band was given the official go-ahead to use the release of their song Some Stories to support the charity Help For Heroes. With almost 15000 Twitter followers and a considerable following both locally and much further afield, Under A Banner are growing rapidly.
Under A Banner's lead singer Adam joined Take 2 Radio Music on Dec. 13th
In January of 2012, Cody Belew received the call that would change his life. He was being invited to audition for “The Voice.” After making it to the top 8 on season 3 of NBC’s number one show, Cody now meets head-on the task of staying relevant in the music business.
His debut album "What You're Looking For" is available now and will introduce the world to his heart and soul through pop music. When asked about the sound of this first album, Cody proclaims, “I don’t want anything on this album that you won’t want to skate to. If you can’t roller-skate to this album then we might as well not do it.”
As he navigates his way through the rough beginnings of being an artist in the music business, Belew knows he’s received both a gift and an obligation. He was thrust out into the spotlight, and quickly amassed a following that spans the globe. He wants to reach every fan through his music, and he wants to reach those hurting and hungry through his philanthropy. Cody was introduced to the world by way of a reality television show. Now you’ll get to know him one concert at time and from one song to another, because he was born to entertain.
Cody joined Take 2 Radio Music on Dec. 11th.
Cody also spoke about The Heifer Foundation and how he's helping putting an end to global hunger and poverty. You can check out that info under "Indie Causes". Thank you!
Wade Martin's discovery of Katy Cappella! Phoenix resident Katy Cappella has the X Factor, according to super producer Wade Martin (who has produced the likes of Nas, 50 Cent and R Kelly). Her new pop album, Turn the World Around, has just dropped to rave reviews.
Wade Martin talks about the discovery of Katy Cappella, who performs Lady Marmalade and makes it her own.
Watch her performance, it blew me away! At about 4:45 minutes into the video another singer comes on but for only one song and then Katy comes back on and sings "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5.
Born and raised in Claremore, Oklahoma, where her mother grew up and her father from the Phillipines, Katy started singing and playing piano at the age of six. Her parents were the first musical influence in her life, as her mother was the pianist at their church as well as her first piano teacher. She always encouraged Katy and her sisters to use their talents whenever the opportunity presented itself. Whether singing solo specials or being the only child in the choir for the Christmas cantatas, Katy relished the chance to have a microphone in her hands!
As she embarked on her teenage years, she was blessed to have to incredible music mentors in her life, including piano teacher Robyn Barbour and choir teacher Linda Pollock. These women brought tremendous growth to Katy’s understanding of music theory and performance, entering a competitive side of music through theory exams, piano guilds, select choirs, and all-district/all-state choir competitions.
During her senior year of high school, Katy received a music scholarship to the University of Oklahoma where she initially chose to study vocal performance. She later changed her focus, however, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. With this shift, she fell away from classical choral music and toward music that piqued her personal interest, performing solos for her sorority’s functions, the Miss Greek OU pageant, and various athletic events. Without realizing it, she became quite comfortable performing for people while getting her fix making music.
In 2010, Katy was chosen to be the lead singer of Chesapeake Energy’s corporate band, Shaleplay, which was formed to enter FORTUNE magazine’s “The Battle of the Corporate Bands” contest. After qualifying for the competition, Shaleplay performed at regionals in Las Vegas, NV, and advanced to the finals at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. They walked away winners.
Thanks to this attention a Fox Executive discovered Katy, and immediately put her in touch with producer Wade Martin. Upon Martin seeing her performances on YouTube and hearing her sing live, she was signed to JWM Records.
Katy joined Take 2 Radio Music on December 6th
MY SILENT BRAVERY AKA MATTHEW WADE
Matthew joined Take 2 Radio Music on Dec. 4th
My Silent Bravery (MSB) is Matthew Wade.
Billboard Magazine Discoveries states, "My Silent Bravery plays like a major label signing, from its production savvy, eloquent lyrics, authoritative imaging, polished web site, a dedicated Northeast U.S. fan following (300 shows in three years), merchandising, and most important, a chockablock collection of winning songs. My Silent Bravery is destined to make major noise."
To Matthew Wade “My Silent Bravery” symbolizes persistence, perseverance and inner strength to overcome obstacles in the face of adversity. It is this type of determination that helped him overcome a sports injury in his youth that led him to pursue his passion in music. He now feels it’s one of his life mission’s to help inspire others to do the same by delivering his positive message to the masses.
Can't Quit Deluxe Edition is the latest release from MSB and was produced by Anthony Resta (Collective Soul, Elton John, Shawn Mullins) and features a track with Grammy nominated recording artist, Matisyahu. The Deluxe Edition also features the new remix track, Four Yearz, produced by Kool Kojak (Flo Rida, Kesha, Katy Perry).The album’s three singles, Can’t Quit, To Give (featuring Matisyahu), and Burnt Out (Acoustic) have collectively amassed over 1 million views on youtube with Burnt Out (Acoustic) reaching as high as #2 on youtube’s most popular page (www.youtube.com/mysilentbravery). Can't Quit was nominated for album of the year at Indie Music Digest and the album’s first single and title track also picked up honorable mention for the songwriting competition, Song of the Year.
The sophomore release came on the heels of MSB's first album “Are You Prepared” and successful placements on the CW's One Tree Hill, CBS’ People Choice Awards, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, MTV's Real World and True Life, The Oxygen Network's Bad Girls Club, the History Channel's American Pickers and many others. These placements, along with spins on over a combined 500 AAA, A/C and CMJ reporting college radio stations, a top ten hit on the FMQB A/C chart, have helped the band continue to turn heads, make noise and gain local and national supporters alike. Boston Music critic Bill Copeland predicts “MSB may be Boston's Next Big Thing.” While the UK’s Neil Thomas at Rock and Roll View questions, “Why this artist doesn't have the backing of a major label yet is quite beyond me.”
Wade continues to keep busy and preserve on his own terms as a do it yourself (DIY) musician by releasing new music independently and touring to support it. In 2012/2013 MSB shared the stage with national acts including Howie Day, Kris Allen, John Waite, The Wailers, Candlebox, Ryan, Cabrera, Jason Castro, Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton, Ed Kowalczyk (Live) and Rusted Root. MSB is presently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its new full length LP, entitled “Diamond from Coal” produced by Anthony Resta (Collective Soul, Guster, Shawn Mullins) & Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Augustana) which is slated for release in the fall of 2013. Matthew Wade is endorsed by Gibson.
Brooke Nickerson is a rising star out of the US, going on a UK tour, and will be releasing new music this month!
Brooke joined Take 2 Radio Music on November 20th
Listen to "Take These Chains"
Lucks Lane is a rock band made up from like-minded musicians. They have joined forces to collaborate on the songs of songwriter Pete Moore. All the members have brought their own original ideas and unique styles to the band.
Steve Potter is the lead guitarist and is the creative genius behind the guitar solo's and signature riffs.
Joe 'Kenny' Daglish is the rhythm guitarist, but is a very gifted musician who is equally at home behind the keyboard and provides backing vocals for the band.
Pete King is a very energetic drummer, he is the metronome for the band and as such, he always ensures they never arrive late for the end of a song.
Steve Cairney is an extremely talented vocalist, who is very much at ease with all styles of singing. He has been responsible for making the lyrics become the centre point of each song.
Dan Stimpson is the bass guitarist who can transform the feel of a song with a driving bass line. He can also play rhythm or lead guitar.
Mikey is the bands sound engineer and has had a major influence on producing the bands distinctive sound.
Pete Moore is the bands songwriter. He has been lucky enough to see his ideas take form from the talent of the other band members. He has surrounded himself with talented musicians in the hope that some of it might rub off!
Pete joined Take 2 Radio Music on November 13th
Danielle Bloom fills her shows and her music with the passion with which she lives her own life. Her upcoming release is laced with her passions. These messages manifest in songs like "Revolution," which encourages a revolution of authenticity. In it, Danielle sings, "Stop complaining 'bout your situation/ Let's start a revolution, you and me." "Tell Me Why" is a powerful song that takes womanizers to task and encourages women to rely on their intuition and independence, and not a man to determine their worth. Ultimately, she classifies the album as being about self-reflection, but Danielle’s ability to bare her soul through her music, expresses a collective wisdom that can resonate with anyone, no matter their situation.
Danielle joined Take 2 Radio Music for a chat and music on November 8th
There's way too much to write about who Judy Kang is but let's just say she's won many awards for her violin playing and has played for Diplomats, Presidents, and even a Lady........yes that's Lady Gaga violinist Nurse Judy! She has critically acclaimed albums and has toured all over the world!
Judy joined Take 2 Radio Music for a chat and some of her music on November 6th
"You" is the name of Judy's latest single off her new album titled "Judy Kang"
Alaskan-born, soulful rock powerhouse, Kelly Moneymaker, is surrounded by an incredibly talented band of musicians.
Kelly Moneymaker & In The Black creates a fresh sound with a nod to blues & classic rock. Their new CD, "Race Against The Sky" (due for release October 1, 2013) is an unfolding journey for listeners. From soulful ballads to crank-it-up rock ...this is a phenomenal band, CD, and an experience not to be missed.Former Member of Platinum Pop Trio, Exposé.
AS A WRITER/PRODUCER/PERFORMER:
Love Theme for Bo & Hope on NBC's Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives Love Songs CD
International Songwriter's Competition &
Independent Music Awards Finalist
Placements on: Grey's Anatomy, American Pie Naked Mile, Guitar Hero, Gossip Girl, Hawaii 5-0, Burn Notice, Sony's Play Station 2, Confessions of a Go-Go Girl, Teen Cribs, Parenthood, The Heat 2013 Official Trailer with Melissa McCarthy & Sandra Bullock & more.
Music Supervisor/Music Editor - Venice The Series Season 3
Theme Song for The Grove 2013
Riptide Music 2006-Present
Kelly has shared stages and/or studios with: Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder, Enya, Exposé, Diana Ross, Jewel, Meatloaf, Ringo Starr, Keith Urban, Johnny Winter, Phillip Walker & more...
Other Features on TV/Commercials: Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Bold & The Beautiful, Without A Trace, CSI Miami, Nissan, Sony Playstation 2, O'Douls, America's Next Top Model and more...
Kelly joined Take 2 Radio Music and special guest cohost Sabine on November 1st
BILLY DEEN AND THE REBELS
Billy Deen's a voice of classic British rock legends, having been compared to George Michael and Freddie Mercury. The 28 year old is an experienced entertainer who has toured Europe doing what he does best: singing and performing. The Rebels traveled the world performing to tens of thousands of people in countries such as South Africa, Canada, and the United States.
After getting together in late summer of 2012. The band was invited by Interscope Music Producer/Engineer, Jose Alcantar to record a few tracks at Interscope Records. Proud to release their new pop/rock album that is sure to win over any fan of imagine dragons, one republic, or Train. The band has already achieved over 1.3 million hits on YouTube and has 5,000 fans on Facebook independently. The guys are currently getting ready for a worldwide tour after cutting their teeth on the Sunset Strip at the Viper Room and the Whisky a Go Go.
Billy Deen (of Billy Deen & the Rebels) joined Take 2 Radio Music for a chat and music on Oct. 25th
SK8 is a recording artist and producer known for writing world-class records with strong melodies and hooks that succeed in merging mass-appeal with the underground savvy. Her talent for songwriting, arranging and digital editing is recognized by tastemaker DJs, chart-topping producers, record labels and publishers in the dance music industry.
SK8 joined Take 2 Radio Music for a chat and music on Oct. 16th
MEA CULPA, the new album by gifted singer/songwriter Rob Bonfiglio, is a dazzling musical tour-de-force unified by themes of regret, redemption and love.
Following Bonfiglio's 2006 release "Shine" (as 'The Skies Of America') and 2009's all-solo endeavor "Bring On The Happy", MEA CULPA was produced, engineered and recorded by Bonfiglio at home. He’s a veritable one-man band, playing all the instruments, following in the grand D.I.Y. tradition of artists like Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren and Prince. And like those artists, he’s pulled off a mighty difficult trick, delivering a cohesive and dynamic sound full of wily invention and innovation.
Balancing his career as a solo artist, Bonfiglio is a busy man. He’s the musical leader & guitarist of multi-platinum pop trio, Wilson Phillips (producing their 2012 Sony Masterworks release 'Dedicated"), a member of California Saga, a new musical outfit comprising the offspring of The Beach Boys and is back with acclaimed power pop practitioners, Wanderlust, whose RCA Records debut reaped raves in Billboard. As a songwriter, he’s enjoyed multiple successes with his songs featured prominently in numerous TV shows and films.
Rob joined Take 2 Radio on Oct. 11th
WORLD5 is a pop/rock band with a global influence. Formed summer 2011, WORLD5 is formed around lead singer and Grammy Award winner Pat Hunt.
WORLD5´s founding members and old friends, guitarist Steffen Goeres, saxophonist Stephan Goessl and drummer Raimund Breitfeld have played together since their teenage years. Although life and personal projects put them in different locations around the globe, they kept alive the desires of making music together over the years.
Realizing that very long distances separate them physically but not musically, they recorded their first album "Global Experience" over 3 continents together with former members Don Bruner and Roland Childs.
WORLD5´s first new song , "Man Of Action " with Pat and Randy was released on the label MondoTunes and made it to the National Top 100 Airplay Chart shortly after it´s release. The 2nd single "Maybe There´´´s A Way" was released in June and Pat, Randy ,Steffen, Joe and Raimund are currently working on their brand new album, which they are looking forward to presenting to you.
Pat & Rai joined Take 2 Radio Music on Oct. 9th
RAGS & RIBBONS
Rags & Ribbons play melodic rock anthems driven by classically-inspired piano. Progressive and post-rock influences by way of Queen, Muse, Arcade Fire and Sigur Ros color these intricate pop songs, expressing desire, yearning, regret and joy like only pop can. This Portland, Oregon band’s debut album, "The Glass Masses" features elaborately structured songs with rich harmonies and dramatic hooks.
Rags & Ribbons joined Take 2 Radio Music for a chat and music on Friday, Oct. 4th
Click on the photo to go to their website for a free download of their debut album "Glass Masses"!
Check out their new video for their single RUBIKON!