Melodic Dirt

Band Name: melodic DIRT

Album Name: melodic DIRT
Website: http://melodicdirt.com/
Music Style: Grunge rock with a gothic jazz surf metal country twist.

Immersed in a world of music since a young age, and although through the mind and ears of a drummer, I’ve heard different types of melodies and harmonies through out it all. Starting in 2001, I began delving into song creation with keyboards which eventually led to guitars, bass and vocals, leaving the drums to my sequenced beat making skills. Several years of off and on music production eventually evolved into the melodic DIRT sound.

**Press Release**

For Grunge Rock fans wanting to listen to a different kind of album that pushes the envelope of typical genre limitations, the wait is over. On January 1st, 2015, without a Record Label, Melodic Dirt has released their self titled debut album. The album can be listened to in its entirety at http://melodicdirt.com.
The song titles on the album in order are as follows:
1. another day in the life
2. i’d like to fly
3. sounding for me
4. out of this world
5. away from my
6. falling
7. from the ground
There are a total of 7 songs bringing the total listening time to just under 25 minutes. Melodic Dirt has high hopes for the success of this album and said, “The release of Melodic Dirt’s debut album may yield dirt as a new genre because its Grunge Rock Gothic Jazz Surf Metal sound is very different. For the right type of listener it will be hard not to listen through the album at least 2 times in row given that it is under a half hour and goes places that keep the listening experience interesting while cycling through the songs in a clever way.” Melodic Dirt goes on to say, “There is a story that is told here and think many people will be able to resonate with it in their own ways when bringing their stories and their lives to it”.
Fans are encouraged to download the debut album for free simply by joining their email list and socially connecting on their website melodic DIRT. Businesses interested in partnership or media opportunities can send a message through the website as well.
Melodic Dirt has not made their music available for purchase just yet but plans to do so in the very near future. For now, Melodic Dirt wants to focus on connecting with fans and building on those relationships.

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Annette

Band Name: Annette
Album Name: Papillon amiral
Website: www.annettemusic.ca
Music Style: singer songwriter/acoustic rock

Singer songwriter Annette Campagne delivers a mix of contemporary folk, melodic pop and acoustic rock. Combined with straight ‘shoot from the hip ness’ lyrics and soulful vocals, her songs have content and depth.

Folk rock singer songwriter Annette Campagne has been writing and performing for over 25 years. Singing in both English and French, her work with the group Hart Rouge boasts an impressive list of accomplishments: seven albums and several commercial radio hits and tours across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. This paved the way for her solo career, where she released another three albums.

Annette proves she is the quintessential Canadian artist; the straight-shooting poet of a prairie girl who has seen the world but who revels in her prairie roots. She’s the hip, urban musician standing in a field of wheat singing about heartbreak and the thrill of new beginnings; about the refusal to compromise; about fury and forgiveness.

Her most recent album, ‘Papillon amiral”, is full of rough guitars, beautiful vocals, strong melodies and powerful lyrics. It is smooth and soulful with a hit of big sky country, the work of an artist whose mettle has been tested.

She strives to create a ‘comfortable connectedness’ and a ‘feel good’ atmosphere with her songwriting. Her songs are positive, not in a ‘fleur bleu/everything is wonderful” way, but one based in a faith-infused reality and self- empowering optimism.

She delivers a mix of contemporary folk, melodic pop and acoustic rock with a sweet and soulful voice. Her songs weave through life’s paradoxes with a mix of compassion, contemplative detachment and humor leaving one with a refreshing sense of hope and faith.

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Jodee Lewis

Band Name: Jodee Lewis
Album Name: Whiskey Halo
Website: www.jodeelewis.com
Music Style: Country

Small town girl writing songs in the big city. Characterized by fiddle, guitar and 3-part harmony.

A native of the Missouri Ozarks, Jodee Lewis was raised on folk songs and honky-tonk, and her music reflects the best of both worlds. The Chicago Tribune says she is “a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice,” and calls her first album,Whiskey Halo, an “impressive solo debut”.

Already this year, her single from the album, In The End, was chosen as the first place winner in the 16th annual Great American Songwriting Contest. Another single from the album, From A Bottle, took runner-up in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the country category. Whiskey Halo has also been nominated for country album of the year in the 14th annual Independent Music Awards (IMA).

Lewis trained in classical piano and began playing guitar and writing music after moving to Chicago in 1999 with her husband, Chad. Growing up in a small town, Lewis sang in her church gospel choir and with her grandfather’s country band, eventually attending Washington University in St. Louis to study Chemical Engineering. After a career with companies such as Monsanto and Clorox, Lewis decided to focus on music and raising her three children.

She explores the themes of loss, heartache, and ultimately, finding hope and beauty during moments of challenge. Considered a true storyteller, Lewis uses music to connect with listeners through shared emotion and honesty. The Chicago Tribune says “With her gentle twang and crystalline soprano, she invests her songs with a palpable ache that recalls country thrush Lee Ann Womack”.

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Crisis Talks

Band Name: Crisis Talks
Album Name: Crisis Talks EP
Website: www.crisistalks.com
Music Style: Rock

Four piece rock band from South Wales, creating a new alternative rock sound with a dark pop vibe.

Writing since 2012 but formed in 2014, Crisis Talks us made up of ex members of The October Country, Spiridian and Jack vs Jill. With a unique rock sound, a hint of dark pop, trying to break the boundaries of the rock genre! Lead vocals….Dave Merrick Guitar and vocals…. Mark Squire Drums and vocals… James Clement Bass…. Chris Allison.

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Opium Clergy

Band Name: Opium Clergy
Album Name: Drowning in the Shallow End
Website: www.opiumclergy.com
Music Style: Metal

Opium Clergy is a Los Angeles based solo musical project, created by songwriter and composer Josh Vanakin. With a strong backbone of influences ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Muse to Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Opium Clergy’s debut Drowning in the Shallow End brings an intricate new face to the alternative metal scene. With an amalgam of heavy guitars and gorgeous orchestral landscapes, Opium Clergy perfectly balances accessibility with sophistication.

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Tripod

Band Name: Tripod
Album Name: Nevermind This Black Album
Website: http://www.tripodrocks.com
Music Style: Rock

The norwegian rockers Tripod finds themselves in between the two worlds of stoner metal and grunge rock, making them twice as soothing to take in.The band has released 2 albums, “Nevermind This Black Album” in 2008 and “4 Coins” in 2012.

The Norwegian rockers, Tripod, find themselves in between the two worlds of stoner metal and grunge rock, making them twice as soothing to take in. Groovy and catchy riffs, with amazing vocals. With killer live performances, heavy drums and a rumbling bass, the quintet is trying to take back the raw purity that once existed.

Since the release of their debut album “Nevermind This Black Album” in 2008, including hits like “Another Monday” and “Tomorrow”, the band has been delivering their massive sound to the masses. After touring Norway, they started working on their second album. The album “Four Coins”(2012) was released in China, as well as Norway. Mixed by legendary producer Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Warrant and more). “Catchy tunes that rocks your balls off!” (“Four Coins”: 7/10) – Icon Music Mag “With the song “Jack and Blood” Tripod manages to bring back Kurt Cobain from the grave!” “Efficient and well played” –Firdaposten “Amazing songs, which they exploit to the max in their live performances.” -IMM.

After touring Norway and China with “Four Coins” they started once again to work on songs for their next album. The summer of 2013 Tripod recorded a new album in legendary Sono Records, outside of Prague, Czech Republic. This was the first album to include new guitar player Jørgen Berg (ex-Torch). The album also featured Apollon Quartet (members from Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) and Norwegian solo artist Martine Rygvold. The album will be released in 2014. Tripod’s sound is now even more massive than before. Heavier! Rougher! Keeping the purity of 90’s grunge and metal intact.

Contact:tripodbooking@gmail.com
Espen Bjørnholt: +4797192304

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Debbie Williams

Band Name: Debbie Wiliams
Album Name: Kissing Booth
Website: www.DebbieWilliamsOfficial.com
Music Style: Pop/Country

The power of Celine Dion with the tone of Shania Twain, and the sass of Alanis Morissette. Her vocal qualities are inspired by Jennifer Nettles and Stevie Nicks with the writing styles of Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift.

Debbie Williams is a singer/songwriter from Rochester, New York. Debbie received her degree from SUNY Fredonia with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and a dance minor. After graduating she relocated to New York City to pursue her dreams. Debbie has traveled throughout the world performing and can more recently be seen playing the role of Summer in “How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song?” The film won “Film of the Festival” at Raindance, and several other awards across the film festival circuit. It is now featured on Amazon, iTunes, Walmart, and Netflix. Empire Magazine describes Debbie’s work in the film as “vivacious” and claims that ” Schermann’s quest for perfection would fall flat without the beauty and soaring voice of Debbie Williams, who is destined for the top on the basis of this thrilling performance.” Debbie has been described as “having the power of Celine Dion, the tone of Shania Twain and the sass of Alanis Morissette.”
Debbie released her EP on Sept 18th, 2014 with a feature in the Country New and Noteworthy Section of iTunes. You can hear her music on KGUP 106.5 FM Los Angeles, Women of Substance Radio, ForTheCountryRecord.com, LimarStereo.com, The Hooda Highlife Show, LIVE365, Tunecore, Noisetrade, Front Range Radio (Colorado), KMGC Radio The Roadhouse, BRCFP Radio, Opus Music Radio, and Skope Radio on SkopeMag.com, Q106.8 Country, and many more. She has been featured recently on ForTheCountryRecord.com, The Daily Country, Music Inform, and is up for “Best Country Artist” in the Los Angeles Artists in Music Awards. Debbie’s mission as an artist is to bring truth and vulnerability to music in a way that can affect our youth. She wants to be a role model as well as a leader to make a difference in the world. Her music is so relatable and effective in a way that pulls the listener in and sparks hope. She wants to help people discover that they aren’t alone in life and there IS good in this world and that we ARE the good if we let ourselves be. Debbie Williams strives to make a difference in music and effect listeners with her powerful voice and emotionally direct style of writing as an artist.

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Cassie Kennedy

Band Name: Cassie Kennedy
Album Name: Snow Globe
Website: http://www.cassiekennedyofficial.com
Music Style: Country Pop

There is a strong ‘country pop’ influence on ‘Fate, If You Leave Tonight, All I Want and Yours. Snow Globe is a straight dance number and Broken, Fine and Let It Go are lyrically striking ballads sung with a heartfelt passion.

Cassie Kennedy is a 16 year old singer song writer from Dublin, Ireland.  She has just released her debut album ‘Inside the Snow Globe’, produced by David Hayes, musical director of ‘The Voice’ in Ireland. She launched her album at the top music venue  ‘The Grand Social’ in Dublin,  to a packed audience and is the youngest ever performer to hold a Friday night gig at the ‘Grand Social’. Her album has been played on radio all over Europe and the United States and she is building a large fan base who love the combination of an amazing voice and clever lyrics. Her fans range from 8 to 80 and while her music fits into the pop genre she also has a ‘country pop’ influence in several songs.

She has written all the material for her second album and will be heading into the recording studio soon with a release date in early 2015.

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Joshua L Schmidt

Band Name: Joshua L. Schmidt
Album Name: Cymatics (2015)
Website: http://www.joshualschmidt.net/
Music Style: Rock

Ripping guitars meet soaring harmonic melodies. Joshua L. Schmidt is picking up rock music from the edge of death and hoisting to the ears of the world again. ‘Cymatics’ is an in your face, honest as f*ck, true to the soul rock album.

Growing up in Detroit, Joshua was heavily inspired by Classic Rock (Zeppelin, The Doors), 90’s Grunge (Pearl Jam, Tool, Alice In Chains), and Modern Rock bands such as Rival Sons and The Black Keys. Add in bluesy soul filled vocals and you have a unique Rock sound that still feels familiar. Strongly affected by his wife’s passage to cancer in 2009, Joshua looked to song writing as an outlet for his emotions.

Joshua released his first solo album in April 2014 (THE ROAD), which was met with positive reviews. Now returning only a few months later more energized than ever.

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Keeton Coffman

Band Name: Keeton Coffman
Album Name: The Ghost
Website: www.keetoncoffman.com/
Music Style: Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Americana

Keeton Coffman is at his core, a songwriter. Evoking the melodic styles and passionate lyricism of Amos Lee, David Gray, and Bruce Springsteen, Coffman’s songs capture your imagination while weaving a melody into your very soul.

The new EP release The Ghost, shows songwriter Keeton Coffman’s unique ability to cross genres seamlessly in this powerful group of radio friendly indie pop songs.

After performing and writing for The 71’s, who found success in TV placements, were featured on news specials in Houston, and named best new band in Houston, Keeton went his own direction as a solo artist in
2013 and has been performing live and writing full time ever since.

The Ghost EP features an array of brilliant songwriting and unique structure and arrangement.

The first single “The Letter” is a catchy, up beat indie folk pop song that tells a classic love story.

The songwriter explains the questions posed by the song. “What does True Love do in the face of betrayal? What does True Love say to the now helpless heart that once wounded it? How far will True Love go to restore what once was?”

Another single “The Hunted And The Hunter “, is a fully orchestrated track with beautiful and addictive piano sections and a film score-like atmosphere to it.

“I wrote The Hunted And The Hunter as an allegory about my relationship (still in progress, no doubt) with my Creator. From a distance the concept of God terrifies me – it’s difficult to trust what you don’t fully know. And yet, as I follow His whispers His presence feels more like rain, and less like thunder. ” says Keeton of the piece.

Though each song is disguised as a pop tune with catchy melody, elaborate yet accessible instrumentation, and Keeton’s heartfelt and authentic vocal presentation… The songs are actually character portraits. Paintings of people caught in the middle of critical life experiences. Keeton Coffman consistently describes his writing process as initially journeying out to create fictional characters, and yet in hindsight, finding himself in each one.

In the last two years, Keeton has performed live in venues across Houston with such artists as Jessie Ware, William Beckett, Ellis Paul, David Ramirez, Daley, and Andrew Ripp.  He will be performing with “The Voice” finalist, Nicholas David in February 2015.

To hear and learn more of Keeton Coffman please visit:

http://www.keetoncoffman.com/

http://www.facebook.com/keetoncoffman

http://www.twitter.com/keetoncoffman

http://keetoncoffman.tumblr.com/

https://soundcloud.com/keetoncoffman/sets/the-ghost-ep

https://keeton.bandcamp.com/album/the-ghost

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