Album Review: Terry McMahon Project – “A Shade Of Alec” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

We are more than stoked to bring our man Terry McMahon back to the platform to celebrate and look in-depth into his new Alt/Rock album A Shade Of Alec.

We were definitely blown away from his single “Believe”, so when he submitted his album to us, we already knew we were in for quite a treat.

With an amazing onslaught of high-quality production value coming from elite producer Doug White of Watchmen Studios (credits include Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, and countless others), Terry McMahon‘s album has all the works from incredibly catchy choruses, eclectic song arrangements and a signature sound that is both original and familiar, A Shade Of Alec‘s likability factors are essentially around every corner throughout every track of this record.

With a signature sound reminiscent of Rock artists the world has come to know and love including Breaking Benjamin, Staind, and Soundgarden, Terry brings a powerful emphasis to his vocal abilities and really knows how to place melodies into every measure.

Opening track “Critically Broken” sets the tone perfectly and gives you an outstanding first impression of what these songs bring to the table as a whole. From subtle verses that buildup to a climactic chorus and a melody that soars on top of the chord progressions perfectly, this song is the perfect sonic-fueled Rock opener one could ask for of an album of this caliber.

Toning things down a bit, we have the anthemic percussion-driven track “Sentiment For The Lost”, arguably one of the most addictive songs on the record. If you’re looking for that Alt/Rock non-whiney dark ballad, then this track is gonna be one of your favorites. But the thing I love the most is both of these opening tracks really demonstrate the different angles that Terry McMahon brings to the forefront that showcases both his writing style and dynamic vocal abilities effectively. Every song on this album signifies something different, but you can tell it’s coming from the same artist.

But the best thing is, A Shade Of Alec reminds us of many things that still exist among the convoluted noise in today’s mainstream market. It reminds us that brilliant songwriting still exists, authentic production is still being utilized, and albums like this one keep the rare gems shining; even if they’re few and far between. Each song has something for every Rock fan on this record, and you don’t hear the same thing twice even though it’s the same artist. There’s no experimental trickery, overproduced theatrics, or any trivial distractions from the actual music. No gimmick needed, no ghostwriters necessary, Terry McMahon shows his authenticity front and center from start to finish on this LP.

We are very honored to be reviewing this album, and we know you’ll dig A Shade Of Alec just as much as we do. No matter what Rock era you designate yourself with.

Connect with Terry McMahon Project:

• Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/terrymcmahonproject

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerryMcMahonProject

• Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHF8L5A1SCA

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Press Release: Chante Kim

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Emerging from the Birmingham music scene in Alabama, R&B recording artist Chante Kim began hitting the ground running in the music realm in 2014 when she started out as a gospel singer. Since then, she has manifested into a versatile and multifaceted artist with her own signature sound and stylization, and in 2017 decided to tackle the R&B genre exclusively as well as diligently.

Known for her charismatic vocal style and impressive range, Chante’s take on R&B music touches on equal parts originality and familiarity. Her music is also reminiscent of many musical influences including Prince, the classic Motown Records era, as well as genre influences that include elements of Hip Hop and Rock.

Chante Kim’s current single “They Tell Me” has garnered her a prominent street buzz and internet presence since its release date. The track is currently available on ReverNation, SoundCloud and other music streaming outlets. The song will also be receiving airplay on Radio Station 105.1 this July. Chante’s ultimate goals are to inspire others through her passion of music, and become an industry household name of her genre and caliber.

As Chante continues to compose, create, manifest and spread the heat throughout 2018 and beyond, be sure to connect with her on her social media and music streaming platforms for News, Music, Events, Booking, Contact Info, and anything else related.

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  • Press Release: Buddhi de Mal – “Colours Of Hate (No More)” Single

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    A perfect concoction comprised of a powerful message, versatile musicianship, eclectic song structure and a brilliantly expressive music video brings Buddhi de Mal‘s newest single “Colours Of Hate (No More” right to the forefront in every effective way.

    Accompanied by a cinematic and well-paced music video, we get to see every angle of this social-awareness supercharged track from the artist’s perspective. Buddhi‘s charismatic vocals are subtle and persistent in all the right places, and has amassed a very impressive cast of musicians that really help bring this song together.

    From catchy guitar licks, a tight rhythm section and powerful backing vocals, “Colours Of Hate (No More)” gets its message across in a way that lyrically takes charge and musically leaves no stone unturned. It’s a gem of its kind, and has a great alt-rock genre mix that puts out the perfect vibe that includes a buildup and resolution that will keep you coming back time and time again to keep you listening.

    It’s also a song that will entice you to explore more into Buddhi‘s discography and history a bit more; get you to know the man behind the message and talent altogether. Once you take a listen to this single, you’ll immediately see how multifaceted he is.

    We can’t recommend “Colours Of Hate (No More)” highly enough. This is a rare type of song in today’s mainstream era. And it’s artists like Buddhi de Mal that are gonna change music for the better.

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  • Press Release: Skylo

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    Shelly Leatherman (artist name Skylo) is a Southern girl and recording artist from North Carolina with an ear for music that tunes into the sounds of tomorrow, yet vocals that clearly channel a range of sounds from the past with her sultry, smooth tone & sweet angelic voice.

    However, don’t take her singing abilities lightly, she has pure soul with powerful vocals that project unwavering strength. Starting her career in a prominent R&B band, formerly performing classic hits from female power vocalists such as Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan & Etta James. Whether it be Singing, doing Voiceover and Radio Sweeps for Radio Stations that can be heard in over 96 countries worldwide, or Sound Engineering, it’s clear she’s in the right arena working in Nashville and Los Angeles consistently.

    Skylo‘s been Recording and Producing for bands and Music Artists all over. Take a peek and she can always be found working in the most legendary recording studios in the world, from Dark Horse Recording to the legendary Rumbos Studios working alongside incredible artists such as Bob Marley’s original band (The Wailers), Amy Grant, Morgan Heritage Band, Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony and countless others. At this point she’s fulfilled many of her dreams, yet she’s got many more in her pocket. She continues in helping others fulfill their dreams and giving them chances of lifetime and a platform of industry wisdom to build with, just as she is given.

    This multi-talented powerhouse has already earned a long list of professional credits while her résumé continues to grow like wild fire, as nothing slows her constant workflow. Whether it’s behind the Mic, behind the mixing board, behind the camera or in front of the camera, she is the light, the camera & all the action.

    Don’t miss out her latest release “Paradise” on all digital download stores worldwide. Stay tuned, there’s hundreds more tunes she’s written and plenty more artistic talent to follow where that came from, along with collaborations with some of the biggest Producers and Musicians across the globe.

    You won’t want to miss what Skylo is doing next, from her self produced TV Show (MicCheck.TV) to launching White Horse Entertainment, a Record Label that is creating a platform to voice true, bona fide talent and developing Artists that truly deserve recognition with their God given abilities.

    As Skylo continues to compose, create, innovate, and spread the heat in 2018 and beyond, be sure to connect with her on social media and music streaming platforms for News, Music, Events, Booking, Contact Info, and anything else related by visiting her website:

    •Official Website: http://www.SkyloOfficial.com

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    Artist Spotlight: Denny Diamond

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    There have been a vast array of tribute acts and impressionists throughout the years, but none quite like Denny Diamond, a renowned award-winning tribute artist to Neil Diamond.

    If you’re a fan of Neil, then Denny is the perfect artist for you to delve into if you appreciate Neil’s glory days and multitude of hit songs that have captivated the hearts of millions of fans over generations.

    Projecting his own signature stylization to a very familiar sound, Denny Diamond’s baritone vocal approach and reminiscence of Neil himself has been a grandstanding presence around the country and one of the most sought after acts since he started gracing venues & events nation-wide over the last 20 years. His history in music and contribution to the industry is prominent and promising, and when you research more into him, you see and hear exactly why.

    With his two sons performing alongside him on an 89-city US Tour in 2015 and 2016 under the act Denny Diamond & The Jewels, his performances have captured the attention of thousands of fans and media outlets throughout every stop on the tour, and eventually lead him to an Akademia Award for Best Cover/Folk Song in 2016 for the song “Diamond Mountain”.

    Denny Diamond is more than just a tribute act, he’s a re-imagination of an artist era that anyone can identify with. We at Artist Reach give him our full support and recommendation, and we are pretty sure you will too.Connect with Denny Diamond:

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    Press Release: DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK

    Article by: Justyn BrodskyBands can be a dime-a-dozen, but there is only one DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK.

    Emerging from the elite New York City/Tristate-area music scene, Alt. Rock/Modern Country & 90s cover band DOWNPOUR began hitting the ground running in the music realm in January 2018, and is comprised of 6 multifaceted musicians that were brought together from different bands around the area and eventually manifested to form a high-energy Rock outfit that venue owners would want for their patrons.

    With a highly eclectic and versatile sound, DOWNPOUR performs a vast array of over 40+ hit songs from some of yesterday’s and today’s artists we’ve all come to know and love including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cranberries, The Black Keys, Luke Bryan, Dwight Yoakam, Darius Rucker and many many others.

    Determined to bring an unforgettable live show to the scene with music you can rock out and sing along to, DOWNPOUR brings forth a brand new edge to the 90s Rock era that has never left a soul unhappy, and have no intention of slowing their momentum down anytime soon.

    DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK:

    Rex Rek – Lead Guitar
    Rob Keane – Drums/Vocalist
    Mike Jacobs – Lead Vocals
    Jessica Drozd – Keyboard/Vocalist
    Raul Martins – Bass
    Benny Serrano – Rhythm Guitar/Mgr.

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    Artist Review: Kemit Price – “Liberation” Single

    Review by: Justyn BrodskyWith a versatile mix of musical and spiritual inspirations, Baltimore’s charismatic and multifaceted Roots-Reggae artist Kemit Price hits home with his uplifting single “Liberation”.

    With solid influences ranging from Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill and Nas, Kemit Price brings forth a very passionate message in this eclectic reggae track with all the tasty additives any reggae fan can appreciate.

    From bongo and percussive fills and an upbeat tempo for uplifting lyrical content, “Liberation” is a powerful song with multi-layered vocal harmonies, a bouncy rhythm section, and tasty guitar tones that puts Kemit‘s lead vocals right to the forefront to grab your attention. This grassroots-style song has a political and spiritual message that you can strongly identify with, and has diligently written vocal melodies that draw you into the song’s musicianship factors as well.

    Kemit, originally a contemporary Gospel singer, recently merged into the world of reggae and has been an influential staple in his music scene for the past 13 years. His highly-anticipated debut EP is slated for Fall of this year, and “Liberation” is definitely a great starting point for any avid reggae fan looking to discover a fresh artist with a bold, dynamic sound that everyone can dance to and enjoy right down to its final measure.

    If you are still recovering from your July 4th celebration, then “Liberation” is the perfect song to relax to and enjoy.

    Connect with Kemit Price:

    • Music: kemitprice.hearnow.com
    • Twitter: Twitter.com/IAMKemit
    • Instagram: Instagram.com/iamkemit
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