Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:00

Air Play, Roster Consideration, Six Months Free Hosting Campaign Update #5

Written by The Old School Project

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Dennis Jones

High-energy stage performance. Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!

Dennis's feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and now based in Los Angeles, California, Jones continues to pursue his musical goal of becoming a top entertainer in his field. With five well-regarded CD releases to date, Jones' vision has never been more in focus.

Audio Revival

Formed in New York City in late 2012, Audio Revival is an unlikely collection of band geeks and one former Second Team All-Big East linebacker for the Syracuse Orange football team. With the help of three-time Grammy award-winning producer Dave Clauss (Shakira, Marin Morris,Justin Bieber, U2, Paul Simon), Audio Revival released a series of singles in 2015, to critical fanfare and spent much of the year playing shows across the Northeast.

Indie Lagone

Indie Lagone's music is a myriad wall of sound comprised of a hard rock feel shadowed by sleek undertones and is filled with genre defying ideas. Lagone's lyrical content is engulfed in the introspection, addictions and rising above adversity.

The songs are all balanced by a twist of musical sensibility that is grounded by an idea of not overworking rhythms and melodies. Songwriting within the band is all hinged on the thought that a good song should influence, stand alone and not be overplayed. It is not how many notes you can play but how you can get them to collide and react with one another. The band has attempted to create a mood reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino film.

 

Cat Ridgeway

Cat Ridgeway, a singer/songwriter hailing from Orlando, Florida, is a skilled lyricist and melodist. Cat’s eclectic style shines through her ability to play guitar and harmonica (at the same time!), trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, and bass. Cat has worked with several notable producers, including Greg Rike (producer of Deep Purple and The Back Street Boys) and most recently, Ben Cooper (co-writer of Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy award winning album “Mosaic”). Cat's most recent project "Passenger Seat" is a direct result of her overfunded Kickstarter campaign "Cat Goes to Nashville". She had the privilege of working with the likes of Gordon Kennedy (co-writer of "Change the World" recorded by Eric Clapton) and many other seasoned Nashville players on the EP.

Chris Eves and the New Normal

Chris Eves and the New Normal blur the lines between rock, funk, and blues with a healthy dose of jam band influences. Thoughtful lyrics blend seamlessly with solid roots rock riffs, pop sensibilities and, catchy hooks. Based out of Syracuse NY, the band has shared the stage with such diverse artists as the Zac Brown Band, Jon Fishman of Phish, Gov't Mule, Cheap Trick, Gregg Allman and many others. Their debut album is now available on all music services.

The Late Greats

THE LATE GREATS are a Manchester/Sheffield-based duo made up of David Benjamin (Lead Vocals) and Steve Marsden (Guitar).

Their material is a blend of alternative rock and Americana. Individually these two experienced musicians have performed at Glastonbury, Download, Secret Garden, Other Voices, Reading and Leeds Festival and have also supported a variety of big acts, from the Killers to Paloma Faith.

Tom Petty, the Replacements, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams are among their main musical influences.

The Swills

The Swills are a new independent band from Vancouver, BC Canada. They’ve been together since 2006, with very humble beginnings as a true garage band, complete with a rehearsal space in a bus depot!
They’ve made a name for themselves with their fans by putting on high-energy shows designed to make people move. They’re also known for their social conscience, both in the songs they write, and by putting on shows for various charities. To date, they have raised over $3000 for such local charities as Covenant House and The BC Prader-Willi society. Moving forward, they plan on producing and performing in at least two charity events per year. 
Their first self-produced record, Travelling Thru Time, released in 2008, was well received by college and independent radio stations, and The Swills are excited to build on that success with their new record, which draws heavily from their punk rock and blues rock influences, to create a unique hard-rocking sound.

Chasing Shadows

We’re Chasing Shadows.
We’re here to write music we love taking the music we grew up with and hear now as inspiration. Our songs are about real life as we see it. Growing up in a town that has seen better days is nothing new for our generation, neither is a relationship that hasn’t gone quite the way you thought it might. We’re here to tell our stories, we’re to hit the chords we all know and mix it with melodies that will make you sing.
Since the Chasing Shadows journey started in August 2014 at the Kings Head in Rhuddlan, North Wales, we have played as much as we can, for as long as we can, as often as we can.

Paper City Exile

​Paper City Exile, a band from Western Mass, was created by 3 students of music. 

Paper City Exile is cutting a fresh path in music. 
Our collective love of R&B, alternative rock, vintage surf, and east / west coasts rock provides the platform for our distinct feel and sound. That's evident in our new releases. Each member has respect for the true art of music, and the band hopes to keep the art alive by "being a good musician first."
Members include Dan Conway on lead, keyboards and vocals, Jackson Silverman on drums, and Zeno Quinn pounding out the bass line.



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