Artist Review: Truth St. Clair

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Utah Hip Hop mogul and wordsmith, Truth St. Clair, has been a very familiar face around the Artist Reach camp, and an influential one as well with his drive to succeed and take himself to the next level. He originally came to us for Social Media Management services, and after we developed a rapport as we were managing his accounts, we knew that we had to also give him a review as well. His determination and hard work ethics especially earned it, and his humble nature as an artist and person equally.

Jumping back to old school banger beats, the song that caught my ear was “The Power Of The Pen”. Definitely a song that pays homage to Truth‘s influences, inspirations, experiences, and the blessings he’s had in his life that got him to where he is today. An insatiable uplifting song that also persists how the pursuit of music is something that is, well, powerful. The title speaks it all on this one. Through the ups and downs, he’s survived it. And has also managed to utilize it into his music as the perfect healing tool, as well as his way to express the feelings in whole.

The beat is very old school, but has great elements of today’s power production. Great buildups, tone, flavor, and overall capture of the ear that yearns for something fresh. And Truth‘s mid-range voice is perfect for the style, and has very witty writing rhyming techniques, which can be challenging in a world of today’s music where all of it seems to have been done before. But you get a fresh vibe out of Truth St. Clair. And I believe “The Power of the Pen” is a power he himself holds within as an artist in whole. This is real Hip Hop. The kind that will inspire you.

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Artist Review: Dave Schlueter

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Dave Welsh


Eclectic with a very polished sound, Fearfield Studios Recording Artist, Dave Schlueter, brings a very anthemic sound to the table with his very influential, catchy writing style with great vocal melodies to match.

With great synchronicities between a natural and traditional writing style that never fails to impress, inspire, and invite you into a sound that has the ability to universally appease and demonstrate professional standards of songwriting, Schlueter‘s in-depth approach in his track “Be Free” is a perfect exercise in excellent musicianship and chemistry among his vision in music and his band mates that contribute to his finishing touches that solidify a versatile, yet simple sound that will never disappoint you. 

It’s a universally grasping song with great acoustic and electric guitar textures that compliment this overall sound with Schlueter‘s vocal range carrying the torch in the forefront to tie it all together into an innovative, humble persona as a collective effort. And the simplicity is perhaps one of the great things that this Artist isn’t afraid to succumb to; which demonstrates to me that he’s focused more on eras of music where catchy, well written songs was at the top of the priority list, which is what makes Schlueter‘s sound as effective as it is.

This is an artist that is manifesting into something very noticeable with a household sound that any Indie/Rock listener can enjoy. And we can’t wait to hear more what he has in store in the shortcoming. In the meantime, discover Dave Schlueter and sit back, unwind, and take a listen to an artist that hasn’t forgotten how effective simple, catchy, and innovative songwriting really is.

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Artist Review: Steve Andrews

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Hailing from the Wales landscapes of Cardiff and often compared to Neil Young, Indie Folk Rock Acoustic/Electric Artist Steve Andrews, is a fun-loving and colorful character with a sound to match.

This veteran musician has a very eclectic craft and tracks off his most recent effort demonstrate it clearly. His upbeat track “Living Book” and acoustic-infused catchy hit “Ever Yours” are dynamic, well produced, and share a common ground from Andrews‘ influences and original persona. 

His vocal range is perfect for the folk role, and in his homeland goes by the name of Bard of Ely, which pays homage to his roots. And you can definitely hear his roots implemented in his music, where he expressively showcases his moods, adventures, inspirations, and the great memories he has made living as an innovative, native English musician.

If you’re into an outstanding world class Folk sound with many great edges and key factors that makes an Artist truly inspiring, Steve Andrews is definitely the guy you’ll want to take a close listen to, and also perhaps research into as well. He has many stories to tell, and lives life fully through entertaining the public, attending every event and concert he can, and playing a very dynamic style of Indie/Folk that everyone can enjoy. Check into the Bard of Ely and experience something eclectic, electric, acoustic, and all around a joy to behold.

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Artist Review: Happy Freuds

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Stephanie Brodsky


With a quartet of rockers with members ranging from the ages of 15 to 25 that have already hit #1 Rock Charts on ReverbNation, I must say that this multinational cover band from Spain, Happy Freuds, without a doubt must have turned some heads by now.

Playing some of the best Classic Rock & 90s we’ve come to know, from Black Sabbath, Billy Idol, and Pearl Jam, these kids have drawn an insatiable fan base, a great internet presence, and demand for their live show in many different parts of their country.

One thing that’s very impressive about these young men is their precision. They are very well rehearsed, and every track they upload on their music pages are either live one-take-only recordings, or live-in-concert recordings. So when it comes to EQing their amps, and assuring a faultless show presentation, you can’t go wrong with Happy Freuds.

This is the first cover band we’ve ever reviewed and also the first cover band I’ve personally seen hit #1 on ReverbNation. They’re young guys with outstanding musicianship, and we imagine a great future for them! We definitely recommend checking them out and listening to their great spin on some of the best Rock songs the world has come to know.

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Artist Review: Tony Marino

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Hailing from the landscapes of Fort Wayne, Indiana…it’s a great day for renowned Multi-Musician, Composer & Producer Tony Marino; mainly due to his official Release of his newest CD of swingin’, foot-stomp’n, and dynamic Latin Jazz grooves, A Sound Investment.

However, all Marino needs you to invest is your Music hungry eardrums (and perhaps a few dollars to purchase his music on iTunes) and some time to have a glass of wine, relax, and listen to some very well written, catchy, and innovative tracks solely composed by Marino himself.

It’s music for a high class crowd, 5-star events, and all those who appreciate music theory and the insatiable world of Jazz. A genre that has set the groundwork and foundation for almost every other genre that exists today. Marino‘s tracks are groovy, and driven with a classic lineup of a trio of instruments that all blend together in a way that makes Jazz the dynamic genre that is. The instrumental trio being Piano as the lead instrument, with a zoot-suit rhythm section of Standup Bass and a very basic, yet highly effective 3-piece Drum setup. 

This is a great foundation that allows other brilliant musicians to jump in with melodic Trumpet/Brass solos, and other instruments that add to the traditional Latin Jazz sound that music lovers from all over the world have come to know and love over many generations. Tony Marino fits the bill for this perfectly, and it’s evidently clear that this Composer & Band Leader is a very influential one alongside many other greats who have also captivated the ears, and hearts of Jazz lovers from all over the world. 

If you’re interested in taking a listen to a true world-class musician that is keeping one of the most undeniable and undying genres of music alive in a very powerful way, then Tony Marino is your draft pick.

His newest CD, A Sound Investment, is available on iTunes along with other music retailers. Pick up a copy today! Artist Reach approval 100%.

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Artist Review: Natalie Jean

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


After scoping out the aura, vibe and sound that talented Bombshell Starlet Natalie Jean has put into the musical presence and image around her, it comes as no surprise that she is well on her way to some major things!

She is quite the trifecta; brains, beauty, talent…you name it. She’s been nominated for a slew of Awards, and has won many. And right now her most recent remix, “Red Room”, has really given her career a major boost and has been recognized on many other platforms like Jamsphere and ReverbNation — in which she also signed to donate 1/2 of her album sales to a charity that ReverbNation is doing.

“Red Room” to me is an explosion of high-end EDM and Pop sensibilities with a heavy presence. And with Natalie Jean‘s perfect range for this song with a very expressive and well-toned voice to compliment the song in whole, we have a masterpiece with dead-on production value that puts all the important musical key factors together; making the song catchy, exotic, free spirited, and very uplifting. This is one for the books if you’re an avid EDM or Pop enthusiast. You won’t be disappointed in the least.

This is the type of artist to really keep your eyes on. Or perhaps reach out to before it’s too late. Because like said, as a professional musician myself, my professional opinion is that she will be going to bigger places on the horizons. Mark my words, folks. Artist Reach approval 100%.

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Artist Review: Carsen Gray feat. DJ SHUB – Wanna See You (Official Music Video)

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Dave Welsh


Eye candy, ear candy, and instant-classic status are some definitive ways of summing up Carsen Gray‘s Music Video for her song “Wanna See You” (Featuring DJ SHUB).

This is a video for every music hungry person out there (especially if you’re a male) that are always searching for the next up & coming Artist that’s right on the verge of something very, very big in their shortcomings. This song is catchy, on point, has amazing choreography, black light visuals (including neon green stilettos!), and most of all, an amazing presentation of very talented post production in both the song and video.

And that’s one of the best parts of this song. The production value parallels perfectly with the audio and imagery. And it never outdoes itself in any way. This is the first song and video I’ve seen/heard in a long time where I wanted this song to last much longer than it did. And I mean that in the best way possible. Because it immediately entices you to check out Gray‘s other videos, songs, and back catalogue that she’s put together beautifully in a very short time; which shows me that if she can garner a presence and fan base this quickly, imagine what she can accomplish with a longer period of time.

With many Artists out there creating their spin on the Pop/EDM sensibility right now, I must say that Carsen Gray takes the cake by a landslide. Because most artists that succumb to this genre nowadays normally fall short very quickly. Meanwhile, Gray hits it out of the park, and it’s something I haven’t heard on this level quite yet. So do we recommend her? No. We DEMAND her! She deserves more than a recommendation. By the power invested in me as a music blogger, music service entrepreneur and multi-musician, we demand you to give “Wanna See You”  a watch & listen right now. Just trust us on this one!

Connect with Carsen Gray: 



  1. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/realcarsengray
  2. Instagram: @iamcarsengray
  3. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/realcarsengray
  4. Music Video for “Wanna See You”: https://youtu.be/fg3vLy_oIp8

Carsen Gray’s LP is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon & all other music retailers!


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