Wednesday, July 23, 2014

3rd Annual Liberty Musicfest - Podcast Vol 2 of 4 - Meet the artists

Wed. Aug. 20th through Sun. Aug 24th
at Finnigan's Wake - Philadelphia, PA.

 
This is the second of four blogs and podcasts that introduces you to the artists performing at this years Liberty Musicfest. The goal of LMF is to help expose their music to a your everyday music lover and build bigger fanbase.
Below click on the link for the PODCAST to listen to their music.
Each artist that is on the 1st Podcast is listed below with a photo, bio and links to their individual sites. Enjoy and hope to see you at this years festival.





Nadira Norjahan
Nadira, (Born Artheis Reeves) a native of West Philly, knew from an early age that she wanted to sing. Singing in the church choir, and in high school provided an environment to develop her stage presence and vocal delivery. Some of her achievements includes - singing the national Anthem and “America the Beautiful,” for the Judicial Inauguration Ceremony for the City of Philadelphia, PA, Singing lead for the West Philadelphia SDA Chorale, and performing in “The Messiah,” with the Mass Choir of Ebenezer SDA, Pinn Memorial Baptist Church among many other performing activities. Nadira’s influences are – her mother – Shirley Ferguson, Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, India Arie and Stevie Wonder
Paul Saint John (UK/US)
Philadelphia Area's Great New Emerging Artist - Scottish Singer Songwriter - Paul Saint John His Folk-Rock sound, original unique songs and raw emotive vocals,combine to create the breakout Artist for 2014. His songs have been featured on various radio networks throughout the East Coast,on music blogs and radio stations throughout Europe, and worldwide on internet radio. Fresh onto the music scene, his powerful Live Solo Performances have him fast becoming Hot property on the Philadelphia Live music scene and beyond. Debut LP - Eleventeen, released in August 2013 to critical acclaim. In fact Eleventeen made it into Popa's Tunes Top 10 Albums of 2013 !!  His Folk Rock sound is a touch of old school Tom Waits and Bob Dylan mixed with David Gray's songwriting quality and the raw power of The Tallest Man on Earth.
 
Bobbie Morrone Trio
Using blues as a starting point, Bobbie ended up directing his guitar studies in the area of jazz. This then took him to Indiana, where he studied Jazz Guitar and Songwriting for a Bachelors Degree in Music. Despite the blues and jazz studies on guitar, his songwriting was always aimed towards making a catchy melody and structure, while still allowing those blues and jazz influences to naturally compliment it's melody and harmonic structure. The end result was a combination of Jack Johnson's voice and melodies paired with John Mayer-esque guitar playing, but with more jazz roots than blues. While Mayer wasn't a heavy influence on Bobbie, artists like Michael Kiwanuka, The Avett Brothers, The Bahamas, Jack Johnson, Dr. Dog and a select few others helped shape the songwriting and stylistic characteristics of his music

Satellites Fall (RI)
"Imagine a brit-indie sound that mixes elements of The Killers with elements of The Cure."
- Alex Kantarelis, The Pulse Magazine
"Satellites Fall has released the blueprint for things to come. An exceptionally produced example of what happens when a group of serious and professional minded guys follow their hearts into the recording studio. Five tracks that sound a bit like a cage match between Radiohead, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters in which the quirkiness of Radiohead and the pop sensibilities of Coldplay come out on top."
- George Dow, The Deli Magazine - New England
 
Cypher Clique (NY/DE)
 
 in feb of 2011, their 1st taste of the main
stage came about when they were picked among 30 acts to open up for
Mac Miller’s "Incredibly Dope Tour" stop in PA. Since then the trio
has been on countless websties such as hotnewhiphop, onsmash.com, allhiphop.com digitaldripped.com, released a top 8 mixtape in 2011 called “The Show”and have opened up for many other acts such as Meek Mill, Tayyib Ali,
Roscoe Dash, Wale, Waxx, Diggy Simmons, New Boyz, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Taylor Gang & Pac Div. With a summer tour currently running featuring shows with D-pryde, Peedi Crack & MGK, their latest video on an MTV PUSH Segment, and a new project in the works set for this fall, the future looks very bright for the next hip-hop trio on the rise.
 
Mile Marker Zero (CT)
As great as Mile Marker Zero sounds on album, they shine brightest in concert. The band are equally powerful and captivating whether playing in small clubs or a large stage, and have won over crowds at outdoor festivals and support shows with artists including Periphery, Porcupine Tree, Spock’s Beard, Scale The Summit, Fair To Midland, Queensryche’s Geoff Tate, and many more.
 
Lovecartel
Part heroin sunset, part shotgun blast, Lovecartel is band of brothers driven by an undying passion for songcraft. Known for their introspection and swagger, the Philadelphia three-piece creates emotionally-aggressive, soul-drenched ‘pocket-rock’. Their distinctive sound melds infectious rhythms with distorted and ambient guitars alongside synthetic overtones to lay the backdrop for a poignant & punchy vocal delivery. Having been compared in part to the likes of the Black Keys, the Cold War Kids, and Talking Heads, Lovecartel is humbled by the comparisons yet is intent on carving out their own slice in the musical spectrum……
 
Evan Russell Safer (NYC)
 ERS has been performing and recording most of his life, has released records as the frontman for road warriors Fixer (Riker Hill Records) from 2000-2009 touring coast to coast in the USA. Since embarking on a solo career in 2009 ERS has toured with Tremonti, Hurt, Filter, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Queensryche, Saliva, Candlebox and many others as well as Buzzfest 2012 and Rockapalooza 2008 and 2013. ERS has seen his music featured in various broadcast formats and networks including TLC’s “NY INK”, MTV’s “Awkward”, Exposure: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 (officially released by Playstation Network), ESPN U for use in 2012 college football. ERS has been a featured artist on ReverbNation and MusicDish Secret Sounds vol. 1 as well as performing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden in NYC for NIT college basketball.
 
Melody Rose
Melody Rose is a vocalist from New York. Melody has been fortunate to have many prestigious opportunities, such as touring Europe on two occasions whilst performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Melody is now working on her debut album, with producer Ryan Lerman.
Following the release of her first single "Dressed to Kill," Melody was featured on reverbnation.com, criticaljazz.com, themusicmag.com, and parx-e.com, receiving stellar reviews across the board. Because of her feature on Reverb Nation, she was invited to showcase at the Driven Music Conference VIP kickoff dinner in Fort Lauderdale, FL May 2013.
Melody's second single "Lightning Strikes" has garnered her more attention, as it has reached the "Top 5 Most Requested Songs" on LLUVIA FM radio in Spain and continues to climb the charts.
 
Pistol Shot Gypsy (RI)
It’s about time Rock-n-Roll got a swift kick in the ass! I mean what happened to the bands that left you wanting more, music that stayed with you long after your ears stopped ringing and showed you an experience that reminded you just what Rock-n-Roll was meant to be?
While playing alongside national acts such as Bush, Crossfade, Buckcherry, Faster Pussy Cat, Non Point, The Treatment, Joey Belladonna, Gary Hoey, Sick Puppies, Pop Evil, and Chevelle, Pistol Shot Gypsy has won The Providence Phoenix “Best Loud Act” for two consecutive years along with their frontman Travis picking up “The Best Male Vocalist” accolade during the bands second run.
 
Liz de lise 
Liz de Lise is a singer/songwriter for guitar and voice. Her 6 song EP, "To and Fro" (to be released Summer 2014), is an interpretation of stories de Lise collected during anthropological fieldwork in Portland, Oregon. Liz lives in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Additionally, de Lise is a singer with David Dorfman Dance and the front-woman in Camp (EP Vol. II to be released Summer 2014).
 
Jay Griffy (Bronx,NY)

Strength like the body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle that soars, a Griffin is the perfect representation of Jay Griffy. It is no surprise that is also where he got his name. Hailing from Castel Hill in the Bronx, Jay Griffy saw a lot of movement with his family as they struggled to live the American dream finally settling in New Jersey when Jay Griffy was a teenager.
Now not only sought after to perform, producers and labels have been reaching out to Jay Griffy for his natural song writing ability and keen music knowledge. Soon everyone will get to see the complete package in his upcoming mixtapes “Rising of the Don” and “HitTape Volume 1”. Simply put it is a based on real concepts and filled with a new cross breed of music. Also coming this year is the Sound Barrier Experience featuring Jay Griffy.

The Late Saints
Led by vocalist, guitarist and kazoo virtuoso Jacopo de Nicola and propelled by the driving rhythmic section of bassist Jason Bachman and drummer Micah Hebbel, THE LATE SAINTS bring on stage an explosive sonic cocktail, Italian Gypsy style. Treading a path between Lucio Battisti’s baroque pop and the frenetic rhythms of Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello, this Philly based trio manages to charm with infectious original songs in Italian and English and riveting pop covers, rearranged and translated into Italian. Jacopo’s inspired kazoo lines, a soul warming and tasteful homage to the “one man band” street music tradition, define the distinctive band sound.
Tony Desimone
" This sunny bit of guitar-rock will invite comparisons to Jack Johnson and John Maher, all while Desimone’s vocals tattoo themselves in the minds and hearts of listeners "
James McQuiston, NeuFutur Magazine
"The talented singer-songwriter Tony Desimone offers an imaginative and entertaining album of indie/alt melodic rock, likely better than the mainstream milieu and many of his peers. Recommended"
Craig Hartranft, Danger Dog
 
VISHNO (MA)
Pioneering Electronic-Pop act Vishno ties together transcendent DJ culture, real-time virtuoso musicality, and philosophically like minded sponsors in an unprecedented lifestyle experience. The innovative creative vehicle, Vishno, just may become the model for artistic autonomy in the new music era.
 
Alright Junior 
Alright Junior is a raw, genuine modern rock trio who has a desire to communicate their collective internal focus. Playing hundreds and hundreds of shows since 2006, touring a vast amount of area in the USA, Alright Junior is keen on constantly being on the go, as this band’s live show is what defines them. This musical endeavor has led Alright Junior to share the stage with Incubus, Cake, Circa S...urvive, Local H, Flogging Molly, Civil Twilight, Maps & Atlases, Sponge, Our Lady Peace, 10 Years, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Young the Giant, The Head and The Heart, KONGOS, Bear Hands and more. The explosive, impulsive, and intense mindset of Jace Miller, mixed with the creative efficiency of Mike Fraclose and Rob Perry, make for an electric mixture of rock, with passionately haunting lyrics, infectious riffs and stunning energy.
 
Emily Danger (Brooklyn, NY)
Emily Danger is a dark cabaret rock duo from Brooklyn, New York. They make pretty music about ugly things. Both classically trained musicians, Emily Nicholas and Cameron Orr joined forces in 2012 to create orchestral, progressive rock n’ roll. Emily’s powerful, over four octave vocal prowess compliment Cameron’s violin virtuosity to create the band’s unique sound. Their live show combines a my...riad of electronics, a host of instruments and Danger’s voice (“an instrument unto itself”) with a Patti Smith meets Bjork presence. They've been featured in Baeble Music, and AM-NY's Hot List as well as the BBC Music Video Festival, SXSW in Austin, and at IMVF in Paris. Look for them in the next issue of "V Magazine"! 

DOE Boy Philly
As Real As It Gets
There’s a lot of doeboys out there, but there’s only one D.O.E.BOY PHILLY. As it stands today, there are very few people in the industry who are not fond of this SW Philadelphia native. He’s a walking combination of Biggie, Scarface and J-Dilla. That’s right… not only is D.O.E. (Dollars Over Everything) a great MC, he’s one of the dopest producers around.
As an MC, D.O.E.’s style is one of a conversational nature. He paints pictures in such a way that it sounds like he’s talking to you, directly. As a listener, you become wrapped up in the sheer brilliance of the candid autobiographical quips, beyond clever metaphors and vivid storytelling as only D.O.E. can do. No stranger to the game, D.O.E. has a history that stretches from Philly to LA, Atlanta, Chicago, New York and all points in between. D.O.E. has put in a lot of work and it’s very evident, even at first listen. He is a true student of the streets and the music world. This work is evident in D.O.E.BOY’s “HARDBODY” series.
 
Zymotic Flow
ROCK BAND FROM PHILLY !
 
Plantation
The band calls upon influences from the 90's and 70's and combines them to bring heavy grooves in the vein of Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and KYUSS! At times their sound can be described as heavy and raw but they also can be describe as refined and melodic. Their tunes will def stimulate you physically and mentally, making you simultaneously want to get up and move and also reflect upon the lyrics.
In 2014, the band moved it's home base to Philadelphia, PA. While in Philadelphia, they recorded their first 6 song EP "Out of The Dark" at Milkboy Studios with Karl Petersen (Miley Cyrus, Usher, Daughtry, Michael Jackson). The band released their debut EP on May, 30th 2014.

Old Man Savage
Old Man Savage is a groove thrash metal band from the southern end of New Jersey. Over the years Old Man Savage has played venues all over the area, including The Starland Ballroom, and headlining a metal fest at The Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia. We have shared the stage with great bands and will be opening for the great "Metal Church" in March 2014.
 
Danielle and Jennifer
Danielle and Jennifer are sisters who grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and started singing and acting professionally at the young ages of 3 and 6 years old. Danielle (born 12/28/91- now 21) was “Young Cosette” in the Broadway show Les Miserables for 2 years and 9 months and Jennifer (born 07/29/95- now 17) has been on “Law & Order” and “All My Children”.
They have a long list of experience of years on Broadway (Les Miserables, Tale of Two Cities, Broadway Kids, etc.), Off Broadway (House Of Bernarda Alba, The Alchemist, A for Adultery, etc.), TV (“Law & Order”, “All My Children”, “Guiding Light”, etc.), Commercials (Numerous National Commercials such as Wendy’s (Wendy’s Family Series), Kodak, Campbells, AT&T, Lowe’s, Spaghettios, Franceso Rinaldi, etc.), Voiceovers (Blue’s Clues, Lowe’s, Spaghettios, Volvo, Royal Caribbean, etc.), Jingles (Pepsi, Hess Truck (also in spanish), Charmin, Curad, Nickelodeon, etc.), Film (LBS, Corn, Olivia, etc.), Readings (Night of The Hunter, Tale of Two Cities, etc.), Print (Sears, Boscovs, Child Magazine, etc.).

Jesse Baker Band  (Lancaster, PA)
http://www.jessebaker.net
For the past three years, Central PA's Jesse Baker Band has been hard at work, with many appearances at the Chameleon Club, Lancaster Convention Center, and WXPN's World Cafe Live. Initial exposure came from regular gigs with national act Kingsfoil. Reaching over 20,000 plays on YouTube, they focus on creating timeless musical experiences, such as live, one take, unedited videos without tricks or gimmicks. This has appealed to an audience that wants a new sound, but also appreciates the music of past decades.

Roxy Rollz
http://www.reverbnation.com/RoxyRollz
"RoxyRollz", the person, the band, is candy to your senses. Rocking a guitar, Jamming her keyboards or sliding on her knees dominating the keytar, at any given moment, you don't know what to expect. What is a given… her powerful voice, her amazing angelic delivery and then to just rock her vocals like there was no tomorrow, she is truly carving her way to being one of the greats.
 
STEALING FAME is a perfect blend of musical styles creating a sound that is unique and popular. Combining influences from Metal to pop with driving rhythms and creative lyrics, STEALING FAME is guaranteed to please. Originally formed as The Michael Stoutenger Band back in 2009, the band gained fans and success playing at multiple festivals, competitions and venues. The band went on for about a yea...r before changing members and direction. With this change came a stronger focus on a sound and goal for the band, leading up to the formation of STEALING FAME. In Nov 2011 STEALING FAME debuted and released their first E.P Homemade at The Grape Room. Since then Homemade has gained a lot of attention with its hard hitting rhythms and driving melodies. Night Stalker is one of STEALING FAME’s number one songs landing several indie movie sound tracks. Revolution and Had Enough are widely popular over iTunes and Xbox live music. With success on the rise STEALING FAME is looking forward to more shows and the release of their second E.P in the year of 2013.


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