Ryan Aderréy

December 29, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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Ryan AderréyIf Ryan Aderréy’s debut album, ‘What If’ was a movie, this promising singer-songwriter would be the self-assured lead character that possesses maturity, quiet confidence, leadership and, most of all, real talent. Ryan would be the first to tell you that while he has had some fantastic opportunities, he was also able to recognize them and grab the prospects by the horns. Ryan Aderréy in emerging on to the national music scene with amazing songwriting chops, two terrific producers to shepherd him and the enthusiasm to win over even the most jaded music lover.

Music was a big part of Ryan’s life from as early as he could remember. His parents, who met backpacking in Morocco, both had some involvement with music. Living in the UK before their only child was born, Ryan’s father was a songwriter with some respectable achievement and his mother often did backing vocals at live gigs. By the time Ryan was born, they moved stateside, and while Ryan can remember waking up on weekends to the melodies of The Beatles and Bob Dylan, his heart lay elsewhere. “I have to say that as a kid, I didn’t have a lot of interest in music; I loved to play soccer. That’s where most of my focus was – though I do remember buying the cassingle of “Two Princes” by Spin Doctors!”

While he clearly preferred – and excelled – at sports, Ryan spent many weekends with his friend Keshav Singh – who is now having success in the UK as part of the duo JusNow – making beats on Singh’s electronic keyboard. As much fun as they had, it wasn’t enough to turn Ryan’s head away from soccer, and after a year at Boston University, Ryan had the opportunity to play for OmniWorld, a professional football (soccer) team outside of Amsterdam. “I didn’t know it at the time, but playing soccer, traveling, being in front of fans who could be really tough, was all perfect training for what I wanted to do next, which I quickly realized was music.”

An early adopter on MySpace, Ryan quietly started composing music on his own, posting it online, even while living abroad, and getting positive responses. “I had complete confidence in writing by myself since playing soccer in front of so many people gave me the ability to feel secure. I bought a keyboard, making my own instrumentals, and then started to put vocals on top of them.” This caught the attention of a friend who had started an independent label in Pittsburgh, who then invited Ryan down to showcase some of his songs. After some well-received live performances, Ryan came back to Florida, where his family had re-located, at the request of Studio Center Miami. The people at the Studio felt Ryan’s compositions had some real potential and wanted to see what he could do once he put all his incredible focus on music. Ryan, who had learned through his athletic career, that the more you do something, the better you get at it, spent a full year working with vocal coach Anita Wilson and choreographer Athena Cameron before feeling like he was ready to take the next step toward composing an album’s worth of songs for The Stranger in Me.

Though Ryan is the driving force as both songwriter and composer, he decided to co-write with a few different songwriters, most significantly Steven D. After writing twenty or more songs, which Ryan has recently paired down to ten or twelve for the upcoming album, he was fortunate enough to catch the attention of Grammy winning Producer Zach Ziskin. He’s also begun to work with 4-time Grammy Award winning Engineer/Producer Jimmy Douglass (Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Sean Paul, Kanye West and more) on future projects. “This is really a dream come true. I can’t wait to get to the Studio every day, and it’s such an incredible experience. The first time I worked with Jimmy he had me do vocal warm-ups for three hours! It has been a great opportunity for me to absorb more about making music than I could have ever anticipated.”

While words have always come easily to Ryan (he was a journalism Major in college and one several poetry awards in High School), he knows he is exercising a different muscle with songwriting. “Songwriting is a whole different beast. It takes life experience, in my opinion, to write a good song. I don’t think you can fake that. I will write a song 10 times over and often it still isn’t good enough yet. Songwriting is about pouring your soul out on the paper, and it’s hard to go to that place. It is something you have to work at. I have been working at it long enough that I feel like I am in a good place with being able to convey my feelings musically.”

He has much to be proud of on ‘What If’, due out in early 2014. While he can’t choose a favorite, there are several songs that have strong meaning to him such as “What Ifs & Broken Promises.” Says Ryan, “That song came together fast. I really love this track and think people will gravitate toward it.” Another memorable songwriting journey for him came from “Without Hope,” based on a friend of Ryan’s who grew up in an abusive household. The emotional chorus – “when you step to the edge of the light/to the darkness of the unknown/when you have no choice but to fight/you learn to fly where nobody’s ever flown” gives way to a song that’s ultimately about hope and being able to leave the past behind. Another strong track is the beautiful “A Miracle My Love,” a very personal song for Ryan: “This is a love song about some one who comes along and turns your life around. You may have thought you had nothing going for you, you meet this person, and it becomes a miracle to your life. My mind set has been totally turned around by the right person.”

Throughout his entire songwriting process, Ryan’s goal was always one thing – to create songs that people could relate to. “I really want people who listen to my album to relate to it, as if they’ve been through it themselves. I want them to know I’ve been there too – and get lost in my stories. To me, music is life set to instrumentation. There is no greater gift than to be able to take the culmination of your life’s stories and set them to music.”

Check Out Denny and Janie

December 29, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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Denny and JanieDenny and Janie were born as unidentifiable, inexplicable identical twins.. from two different mothers. The discussion of how this occurred involves an on-going argument over a possible 3 week early exit from Heaven.. or a 3 week missed-the-date late birth. The details involved in this conversation must be witnessed in person to be believed…

Regardless of which version you ultimately buy into.. Denny and Janie are just everyday people with a deep belief in the power of God’s grace and love in the world.. and a desire to share music which inspires the soul, encourages spiritual reflection, speaks to the hopeful heart, and is just plain fun.

Working together as managing partners of Harlan J Moose Productions, their mission is to provide vehicles that bring families and people from everywhere together in positive enjoyable experiences.

A few words from Shane Decker, the Producer of “One Boat”:

“In the last 50 years I have spent on this earth I have been blessed with great friends and fellow musicians. I was truly blessed the day Tommy introduced me to Denny and then, a little later on Denny introduced me to Janie when they/we decided to take a leap of faith together in One Boat on this musical journey and fulfilling a dream. These songs you hear were recorded by some of the best musicians and engineers in the world today. I feel very grateful to have worked with them and thank them all from the bottom of my heart for their professionalism, hard work and friendships! I hope you are inspired by the music and the lyrics which are truthful, spiritual and full of love. I know I am. Janie and Denny have entrusted in me their musical visions for this record and I am honored to have been a part of such an inspirational project. They are the most giving people I know and they just want to share their music with you and the rest of the world. Please sit back and enjoy each song and hopefully they will comfort you each time you hear them. As we are all in One Boat.”

Sincerely, Love, Luck and Laughter

Country Artist Cody Joe Hodges

December 29, 2014 in Country/Western, Featured Artist by Indie Artist Radio

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Cody Joe HodgesCody Joe was recently nominated as Rising Star for the 2014 Texas Music Awards. He has also been nominated as Male Country Vocalist of the Year at the International Music and Entertainment Association for 2013 and 2014.

Cody Joe is a traditionalist in that he loves the sound of traditional country. Steel guitars, fiddles and good, old-fashioned story-telling songs, remind him of the way country music was when he was growing up.

Cody Joe Hodges’s music has been described as “outlaw country”, with a large influence of the country greats and performers who started the genre in the late 70’s and 80’s. Cody Joe’s voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. He and his band always thrill, putting on a high-energy performance at every show. It is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time. Cody Joe’s sound is something out of the past, and his writing style of the here and now. His goal for every show is to fill the dance floor and get the crowd moving.

Dion Pride the son of Legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride Takes The Stage for Disabled Children

November 19, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

Dion PrideOn Nov. 15th, 2014 The City of Woodward Okla. showed how big a heart it has. This town came alive with events from a Bake Sale for a family who lost their home to a fire, to a Benefit for a local man who was in a motor cycle accident, to a concert with Dion Pride to benefit a handicap park.

Our town is growing fast with new people moving in daily. With more children we need safe places for them to play. We also need a safe place
for disabled children to play and enjoy life. Just because a child is disabled shouldn’t mean they have to set back and watch others play. They
want to have fun too. The Dion Pride concert helped raise money to make Centennial Park at 8th and Texas adapted for disabled children of our community. It was amazing to see so many pull together to do something special for our children. Places like Woodward Main Street, Woodward Arts Theater, Waffle Woodward Team, Kiss On Entertainment, Modern Appliance, QB Resources LLC, The Village Mall, Tax Escobedo, McKay Ford, BK Liquor, Great White, MS Construction, La Quinta Inn and many many more.

Dion PrideThe show started out with a group from Tulsa, Okla. Miles Williams and Hammer Down. They are a wonderful group that has won audiences across the Mid West and Southern regions. These guys are great, if they don’t win you with their music they will for sure win you over with their personality. Miles music has a good up beat rhythm that keeps you tapping your toes and dancing in your seat. Miles Williams has a passion for the music he sings that hopefully will someday take him to the top. He has a heavy emphasis on lyrics with storytelling mixed with real life experiences to transcend the music to symbiotic relationship between him and his listeners. After listening and attending one of his shows you will walk away a life-long fan and a friend for life.

Next up was our Star performer Mr. Dion Pride the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride. Dion Pride started singing and playing the guitar at the age of 5.He began five years of classical and modern piano when he was 8 years old, drums at 10, bass at 12 and started performing at the age of 14. Dion played lead guitar for his dad and entertained our troops on USO tours in Panama, Honduras, Guantanamo Bay and the Island of Antigua. He has sung and performed for audiences around the world in countries like England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and all the Continental United States. Dion treats his fans as friends. Laughing and joking and hugs for everyone. Dion Pride is also a song writer and multi talented instrumentalist. One of his songs “I Miss My Home” was recorded by his Father. This song is often performed by both Dion and Charley Pride together. Even though he sings a lot of his Dad’s songs he has a style all his own.

Miles WilliamsDion sat on stage and sang alone and also with local children. It is not hard to see this man has a great love for children. At one point in the show a little girl wanted to sing Jingle Bells, Mr. Pride asks her to sing with him on stage. When listening to him perform it is so easy to feel his love for music and his fans. After his show was over Mr. Pride stood around with a small group of us as if we had been friends forever. He is a very well mannered person who has respect for everyone around him. Dion Pride along with Miles Williams and Hammer Down brought a wonderful show to Woodward Okla. and helped to earn the first of the money needed to make Centennial Park a place where disabled children no longer have to set back and watch others play,, it will let them feel like they can be apart of a world only know to others.

High Energy Party Rock Band Burn the House

November 18, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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BurnTheHouse BandBIO:

Burn the House is professional, versatile, exciting four piece rock band. They are a performing band from Frederick, Maryland combining Classic Rock, driving Blues, Rhythm & Blues, and accomplished musical talents. They are best known to their followers and patrons for virtuoso vocal talents from three lead vocalists, delivering spot-on vocal harmonies, and for two of the hottest dueling lead guitarists, melodically burning through hit after hit!

Burn the House has played in clubs and restaurants, for private functions, in major indoor and outdoor venues, providing top-notch entertainment for crowds of all ages and sizes. This band has executed weekend performances from central Pennsylvania to central Virginia, from the eastern panhandle of West Virginia to Maryland’s eastern shore, as well as having hosted many well-attended open mic nights in western Maryland.

Burn the House utilizes decades of experience to solidly perform the danceable Classic Rock, Blues, and Rhythm & Blues from the 80’s, covering such renowned artists and groups as the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Grand Funk Railroad, Sam Cooke, Bad Company, The Beatles, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more. Now add in songs by more contemporary artists like Stone Temple Pilots, Lit, and Robert Cray, and you come away with a band that can keep an audience on its feet for a full evening of entertainment!

The band’s members combine years of live-performance and studio experience with a constantly-growing song list and an innate ability to “read the room,” bringing the audience along on a musical journey, keeping each individual listener involved as they propel from one great danceable hit to the next. – See more at: http://www.burnthehouse.com/p268.html#sthash.GkY9aDg8.dpuf

THORAMAY On The Road To Success

November 18, 2014 in News by Indie Artist Radio

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ThoramayBio :

THORAMAY originally was formed in 2009. They we’re on the road to success when things took a turn. Thoramay’s lead singer May Sullivan, spent almost 2 years in and out of the hospital having undergone several surgeries due to a major health scare caused by a Pituitary Tumor.

Music along with the help of loved ones is what kept her strong and motivated to continue to strive. Having faced her own mortality, Thoramay shortly went dark for a few months and was resurrected in Nov. of 2011 with their first new member Lead Guitarist Tony Touchette.

After searching for the right chemistry they found Rhythm Guitarist Steve Daniels, Bass Player Chuck Loyer, and Randy on Drums. Thoramay is back with a vengeance and ready to move forward. The band is currently working on new material reflecting what Thoramay is all about. Bringing a heavier, eadgier, yet melodic sound.

Her lyrics are raw and from the heart. Their hope is to make an impact in someones life and give the listener something they can relate to. Having faced life altering events in their own lives, music became a source of healing for it’s members.

They are gearing up for their 2012 Southern California “Love and Hate Tour” and working on their new CD Album Release. Stay tuned for upcoming shows and events!

One of 2014 Top Ten Best Indie Films Only Lovers Left Alive

November 18, 2014 in Indie Films, News by Indie Artist Radio

Synopsis: After being around for centuries and now living in the modern age, vampire Adam (Hiddleston) is a rockstar that cannot grow accustomed to the new modern world with all of its new technology. While he lives in Detroit, his wife Eve (Swinton) lives in Tangier, flourishing in the new world. But when she senses Adam’s depression with society, she gets on a plane and goes to see him. Shortly after Eve gets there, her little sister, Ava (Wasikowska), shows up after 87 years and disrupts the couple’s idyll reunion.


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