Village Kid: Colourful Girl [EP]
Fans of Coldplay, Tori Amos, Jamiroquai, Steely Dan, and Queen will love this record. Village Kid have just recorded their debut 5 track EP “Colourful Girl” with producer Anthony Cormican and was released on July 29, 2010. For previews of the tracks go to Whotune.com where the band just won 3rd place in an international competition for Independent Artists; beating out over 125 other musicians for the coveted 3rd place. Alternative band Village Kid hails from Perth, Australia. This group of 5 musicians shared the vision of creating an Australian alternative rock band capable of writing and performing at an international standard, while incorporating elements from many contrasting genres such as funk, rock and classical. The diverse musical backgrounds of the band members has played a vital role in Village Kid’s distinctive sound incorporating string and brass orchestrations, contemporary chord progressions, modern rock and funk grooves, and soulful, motive vocals. You can find their EP digital download on iTunes, or their CD available on MySpace.
If you want to experience Liz Gilbert’s EAT PRAY LOVE experience in India but don’t have the money or time to visit an ashram in India, Nina Patel’s (aka Mantra Mom) music is the next best thing. Her new album “i am…Discovering y... If you want to experience Liz Gilbert’s EAT PRAY LOVE experience in India but don’t have the money or time to visit an ashram in India, Nina Patel’s (aka Mantra Mom) music is the next best thing. Her new album “i am…Discovering your inner beauty through divine Sanskrit mantras” is a journey of self-discovery; it’s uplifting and inspiring. Through her authentic pronunciations of Sanskrit mantras you will not only be entertained but educated at the same time. The music is absolutely perfect for meditation and yoga and will no doubt inspire you to Devour this record, Delight at its beauty and to dance. Her webiste provides translations of the titles of the chants and affirmations within the lyrics in English. For example this track and its translation: Durga Mantra: Om Dum Durgayei Namaha Salutations to She who is beautiful to the seeker of truth. Affirmations: “I will protect you,” “I am worthy,” “I am safe.” Another track affirmations: “I trust myself,” “I trust my universe.” And Another: “I am truth, “I am wisdom.” You certainly get your money’s worth with this record – inspiration, entertainment, meditation all wrapped up in one! The CD is available on the Manta Mom website and the download is available on iTunes.
Anybody who likes the sounds of Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Freddie Jackson, Al Green and Marvin Gaye is going to feel blessed for discovering Randy Wilson! For singer and songwriter Randy Wilson, a career in music has ... Anybody who likes the sounds of Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Freddie Jackson, Al Green and Marvin Gaye is going to feel blessed for discovering Randy Wilson! For singer and songwriter Randy Wilson, a career in music has been a dream deterred. This talented R&B artist is completing his second project “Up Close and Personal” for which he wrote all the songs, and is looking forward to the future. He is poised and ready to step back onto the music scene and realize his dreams of success. Growing up in Oakland, Califronia, his interest in music came about when he was 8 years old, along with football and baseball. A short while later his interest in music developed into a passion. His childhood friend’s older brother played drums in a group called “Bits & Pieces”. He was later chose to be the lead singer. The group performed at small nightclubs and hotels around the greater Bay Area for several years. The band eventually parted ways and Randy decided to pursue his interest in recording. His musical influences were artists such as Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross. He also started his own small record label called “Regal Records” with help from a friend. Three months later he recorded his first single, “Something Inside”. The single was well received and garnered local radio play and also captured the attention of local promoter Paul Mack, Jr. He was soon opening shows for artists such as the Temptations, The OJays, Denise Williams, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Toni! Tony! Tone!, Roy Ayers, Stanley Clarke and many others. His 1987 CD project created a buzz with local promoters and radio so he began shopping for a record deal. Every major record label that Randy hit, the feedback was “Wow, you sound just like Luther”. While Randy loved that people said he sounded like Luther Vandross, his goal was for listeners to recognize and appreciate his own style of vocals. Letting his passion, sensitivity and vulnerability set him apart, Randy began honing his signature sound with the support of his family and inspiration from his mother, who is also a singer. One day a friend passed him a tape with music that “changed everything”. He bagan writing his own lyrics about experiences with family, friends and the daily challenges of life. “Love is such a powerful emotion and life is a gift from God. Music drives me,” says Randy. Randy recently shared the stage at the Conga Room in LA with R&B greats Stevie Wonder, Lenny Williams, D’Wayne Wiggins of Toni! Tony! Tone!, Jamie Fox and Raphael Saadiq in a benefit fundraiser and received kudos for his performance.