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Gabe Lopez – California Blues
Singer-songwriter Gabe Lopez returns with his new pop-rock gem “California Blues,” featuring the pop icon Belinda Carlisle. The two singers have a blend that is incredibly natural and ultimately Southern Californian. This ready-for-radio single is sure to please fans of both singers.
Lopez has recently rocked the US and UK opening for Belinda Carlisle on her 2014 and 2015 tours at venues such as the IndigO2, Manchester Cathedral, the Fonda in LA and BB King’s in NYC. The tour came on the heels of Carlisle’s single “Sun,” which Lopez produced and cowrote with Carlisle and Go-Go’s bandmate Jane Wiedlin.
“California Blues” is currently spinning on Sirius XM Radio, iHeart Radio, and on FM radio. Lopez’ newest album “IT’S OBVIOUS IT’S OBVIOUS” debuted in the TOP 100 NEW RELEASES on iTunes.
Cutting Grass – When The War is Over
Cutting Grass is a Powerrockband from the north of Holland: Groningen.
Their music is influenced by rockbands that were hot in the 90s. UP magazine (the coolest rock magazine in the Benelux)
compared CG’s sound to bands as Bush and Silverchair. A real compliment!
Pop, rock, metal and grunge are all genres fused and made current in their music.
Karen Monie: What are you waiting for
“Make you mine” is your boy-next-door story. It’s about the dilemma that we sometimes face, trying to convey a message to someone special without being direct, perhaps because of fear of the response one will get, so we see this dilemma through a girl who has her eyes on this guy, but he doesn’t seem to notice her, and the song is her way of telling him she exists and would like to be his center of attention.
This song in particular was a bit different from others I’ve written because normally I’ll sit down in a quiet place and paint a scenario in my head to describe and write about, but the story for this song took shape as I wrote it out, it was like putting together puzzle pieces to get the scenario. The initial plan was for me to sound sexy and seductive in a way but my voice kept coming off as too sweet, and it was a bit frustrating because what woman doesn’t want to be sexy, you know, so we kept trying different ways to get my sexy side out, but it just never came so we had to accept my sweetness and work with it. *laughs*
The Foundlings – Sometimes
I wrote this particular song when I was 19 about relationship troubles I was having with my girlfriend at the time. It was written after we had a fight brought about by jealousy. Who knew that guitars somehow attracted other women? The song has lasted longer than the relationship, luckily for me! (Free download with signup on the site: http://thefoundlings.bandzoogle.com/home )
The tracks currently on the band’s Soundcloud account are really glorified demos. The benefit of digital technology and the Internet nowadays is that anyone can make a very good recording of a song and have people access it immediately. There’s still no substitute for a professionally mastered track, however, so we’ll be going into the studio to give the songs meant for the first album a real polish and then release them through the website and eventually the established platforms like iTunes.
Akoustic Odyssey – ‘I’m Greek Too’
“I’m Greek Too” is based on a traditional Greek dance in 7/8 called a Tik Diplo. It’s the second of five Greek dances I have composed over the past decade. I owe my inspiration of writing some pieces in a Greek style to my Grandfather. I used to listen to a lot of Greek music as a child and was surrounded by the culture of music, dance and lots of food. My Grandfather used to play the Clarinet and was a great dancer. Zorba the Greek, the movie, reminds me very much of him.
As with all my pieces, I compose all the parts and write them down on the music notation software, Sibelius (very useful tool). This version of I’m Greek Too is the first piece that I also recorded all the parts myself. I tried to emulate the sound of a Bouzouki (a traditional Greek instrument) on the guitar with various effects.
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