Felly Releases Cinematic “Fresh Water” Music Video + Announces New Tour

Trailblazing rapper, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, Felly, releases a vivid visual that peacefully takes us to the beginning of time for his track “Fresh Water.” The cinematic music video is off of Felly’s newest album, Young Fel 2.

Explaining the vision, Felly states “with Fresh Water the intention was to reflect on millenniums of the human struggle. I was thinking a lot about the BC era, the Bible, the root of evil, the wonder of salvation, religion in general. The song has a lot to do with that as well. There’s religious references and some occult stuff. Sort of like a collage of the shit that you’ve been taught, they shit that you’ve been warned about, a blend of all the things that influence our search for….anything.

He continues, “the video has this religious imagery to it I think mostly because that’s what I’m talking about in the song. I made it after many nights of partying in Miami and just felt like there’s gotta be more than this, in a sense. I know there is...It also has to do with giving up in some sense. All this running all this searching. But the last line of the song is, “Fuck it”.”

Additionally, with support from Souly Had and Oliver Malcolm, Felly will take fans on the road from February 15th through March 23, and hit major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and much more – find a city near you HERE.


The tour comes in the wake of his signing with 300 Entertainment, the release of his highly-anticipated album Young Fel 2, and Felly’s inspiring and philosophical new documentary “WAVES,” available on YouTube HERE.

The documentary gives fans a never-before-seen behind-the-scenes look at Felly’s incredible, multi-dimensional story as well as the making of his newest album, Young Fel 2. The eleven and a half minute video tells the story of Felly with video footage throughout his musical career. Sharing details of Felly as a person, the video highlights sources of inspiration, including his many introspective and often philosophical thoughts, and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his indie/hip hop/alt pop Young Fel 2 album. You can spot exciting scenes with UFC Superstar Jorge Masvidal and surging musicians like Dominic Fike (“3 Nights” – 650M), Landon Cube (“Red Roses” w/ Lil Skies – 600M), and more.

Young Fel 2 consists of fourteen masterfully-crafted songs that showcase a culmination of Felly’s signature creative rap flow, supreme lyricism, diverse and unforgettable production, and beaming energy, while also clearly displaying evolved songwriting and growth as an artist. The project and its production have influences from a variety of genres and evoke a spectrum of feelings, beginning with the laidback and vibey focus track, “Fresh Water.”

Get your tickets here: https://www.rushoftheroad.com/

He is Storming Through the Barricades and Sending Us into a Euphoric State

Stormin’ Norman Zamcheck is a pianist and singer/songwriter. He has been writing songs since he was old enough to pick out a tune on the keyboard and write down the lyrics on his mother’s linen napkins. During the course of his four-decade career, Norm has penned over five hundred musical compositions.

A New York transplant, Norm hales from the Boston area. He has performed in venues up and down the East and West coasts as well as internationally. In the late 70’s his band, Stormin’ Norman & Suzy, was referred to by the New York Times as the “hottest act in town, ” unleashing a deluge of media attention. Since then, Norman has played Carnegie Hall (twice); recorded for the Polydor/Polygram label; written scores for several movies and off-Broadway shows, appeared on a Dick Clark TV Special and worked as composer and music director for Pilobolous Dance Theater. He also toured with the Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra, playing to appreciative crowds in Poland, Israel and Brooklyn.

As a composer of songs, Norman Zamcheck has been praised in publications from Rolling Stone Magazine to The New York Times, which called him “exceptionally good and exceptionally original.” Early on, Norm drew writing inspiration from a rich tradition of folk music. Over the passing years he harkened to personal muses such as Mose Allison, Randy Newman and Tom Lehrer. Like them, he brilliantly fuses melody, wit, humor and irony. He sees songs in terms of “novellas” and populates his tunes with amusing characters, memorable stories and rich allusions to nature and humanity (see Music Tree page). Stormin’ Norman’s music rocks with a blues/New Orleans beat; his unique sound as a hard-driving pianist has been described as boogie woogie meets twelve tone. His primary pianistic influences include Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk and Dr. John.

To support his growing family Norm stopped performing regularly in mid-career to become an inner-city teacher and principal . Once he retired from education, he has caught up for lost time and booked himself gigs from the Shenandoah Valley in the South to the piney woods of Maine; from the Berkshires in Massachusetts to Boston; New York to Los Angeles; and across the pond in Paris. His new release, “Euphoria” blends Latin jazz with boogie and rock and roll. 

The sounds of reminiscent past of smokey old piano bars laced with the happiness of yesterday we all wish we could feel again. The song “Queen of Rosebuds” really plays to a modern Broadway jazz sound that has edgy sensual notes. The song “Everything is Turning (On the Wings of Love) is a beautiful lulllaby-esque song filled with hopeful notes to create a beautiful melody. Norm does a fantastic job at creating a moving piece of music that is eclectic and yet still all speaks the same language. On this record, Norm has cultivated a pianistic style rooted in the jazz of New Orleans with shades of Latin influence. Simultaneously nostalgic, Euphoria is a totally unique sound. The album reflects the driving rhythms of the rock ensembles he toured with for years around the Northeast. Real Stormin’ Norman is an ensemble fronted by the thundering vocals of Genevieve Faivre and features a stellar group of sidemen, including rising jazz superstar Jonathan Saraga (trumpet and arrangements), Russian bass master Arthur Sadowsky and drummer Tobias Ralph, who is acclaimed as “one of the best drummers in America” by Drummers World. Real Stormin’ Norman calls New York City home and is currently touring Euphoria around the Big Apple.

Norm states “Euphoria is the perfection I’ve always wanted to do. The songs are beautiful. The singing is powerful. Tight, imaginative arrangements. This album is way more realized than the previous Real Stormin’ Norman records. We were able to perfect music that I had been working on for years.” 

Listen to Euphoria here:

Additionally, Norman found time to score a long-forgotten Nicholas Ray movie that has been locked in a vault for decades called We Can’t Go Home Again. And with the urging of Ray’s widow, Susan, Norm also scored a documentary about the legendary auteur film director. Both films were screened internationally and featured several times on the Turner Cable Classic network.

Find Real Stormin’ Norman via:
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Volume.com Restreaming Umphrey’s McGee’s Drummer’s All-Star Jam Benefitting Mental Health Organization Sharing Stop Suffering

Three set show features: Cory Wong, Bill Evans, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Maggie Rose, Taylor Hicks, Daru Jones, Zoe Nutt, Kevin Scott, and Guthrie Trapp

(Nashville, TN) January 12, 2022 – This Saturday at Volume.com Umphrey’s McGee’s drummer Kris Myers presents a restream of his epic guest-filled concert at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.

This three-set show is a who’s who of both the jam band and Nashville sideman and sessions scenes. This multi-genre collaboration brought musicians together to create a once-in-a-lifetime convergence.

All the proceeds from the restream will go to Sharing Stops Suffering, a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of people living with mental illness and raising money to help individuals get the help they need.

“It was an amazing experience… The special thing about this show is everyone came in with their A-game and it was a community-based show that I’m very grateful to have been a part of.” – Kris Myers

The first set featured Sierra Hull, Matt Menefee, and Billy Contrares (Dixie Dregs), bringing acoustic and electric together. Maggie Rose added her sounds of soul, followed by Guthrie Trapp and renowned horn players Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Bill Evans, and Emmanuel Echem (Lauren Daigle).

The second set got the crowd dancing starting with Louis Colsong, then getting into some guitar shredding with Chris Siebold. Cory Wong then came in collaboration with the horn players as well as 3 bass changes between Kevin Scott, Chris Clemente (Kayne West), and Jay White (Amos Lee). Finally, Kris Myers played drums with Daru Jones.

The third set wrapped up with Zoë Nutt, Taylor Hicks, Ty Bailie, Kurt Ozan, Peter Janjic, Johnson Jay (Ronnie Wood), Vijay Telisnayak, Marcus White, Elliot Blaufuss, Faydra Lagro, Colin Poulton, and Marshall Carlson. 

Find the full restream here: https://volume.com/krismyers/?show=fAuGaw 

Kris Myers Slay Ride Restream Details

Saturday, January 15, 2022

8 PM EST / 6 PM CST

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Kick and the Hug’s Video for their Single “Born Too Late” is an Embrace of Live Music Experience of the Past and Present

The up and coming four-piece indie pop band, Kick and the Hug, grew up with a live music experience that, simply put, is slowly going out of style. The era of taking in the music by feeling it is now gone. While the music listeners and concert goers of today still take in the music, though in a new and different way, what they have that Kick and the Hug didn’t is the internet. Smartphones and social media have changed the landscape of concerts and live music, therefore changing the way music is experienced. The generation of Woodstock attendees and Dead Heads are replaced with the new generation of P!nk and Arianna Grande concerts, which is usually posted about the next day. Kick and the Hug’s most recent single, “Born Too Late” is a pop rock song about seeing a concert through the phone.

The video for “Born Too Late” takes the idea of being born into a generation of music that enjoys a concert through posting about being there on Instagram and turns it on it’s head. The normal thing to do now is to post a photo and/or video of the concert you went to. Members of the Kick and the Hug, who would enjoy music like the Dead Heads, were now experiencing music through their phones. They had changed with the time and realized that they were no longer experiencing music the same way either. Their use of baby dolls in the video is a visualization of the older members of the band both embracing social media and a reminder that they don’t need their phones to have an experience.

“It’s a song about watching shows through your phone…being a camera person instead of just being fully immersed in the show,” shares Doug Murray, lead singer and guitar player of Kick and the Hug. “It’s nice to show everyone on social media that you’re having a great time at this awesome show…but you know what’s better? Actually having the great time, not thinking about a post, or tomorrow or even five minutes into the future. It’s a little preachy, cause I catch myself posting clips all the time, but after releasing this song it’s a pretty good reminder to just get the damn shot, stick the phone in my pocket and connect with what’s going on around me.“

Watch the video:

You can find Kick and the Hug via:
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Discovering Your New Favorite Band: Circle The Earth

Circle The Earth is already a favorite new discovery for 2022. The group features a stunning mixture of Rock and Pop elements as they bring their latest release “Diamonds” to center stage…exactly where it belongs.

Consisting of members Khadia Handon (vocals), Kazuki Tokaji (guitar), Michael McBay (bass), Sandro Feliciano (drums) and Sandy Chao Wang (keyboards), Circle The Earth take you on a wild ride.

Khadia’s vocals have a crystal clarity to them, for they way they switch off feels effortless. Lyricism proves to be of the essence of the work, with its observational stance well thought out and executed. Everything here is about the delicacy, the way that the layers interact to create this blissed-out vibe. By incorporating different styles within the sound the piece proves to be completely unpredictable in the best way possible.

The collage-like exploration draws a bit from the laid-back charm of the early aughts. There is a solid usage of playful yet strong lyricism which features elements of an inner monologue-like style.

The groove in the song has a distinct elasticity to them, making sure to confound listener expectations. Lots of warmth helps to tie the piece together, adding upon their already impressive breath of work. Quite easy to get lost in, the patterns are downright beautiful to behold. By holding true to this epic journey, the song evolves in rather stately ways. The song gradually comes to a close in a way that feels soulful.

Circle The Earth is diverse in every which way possible. Founder and bassist Michael McBay had a vision of creating a truly international band. With the help of DC’s Khadia Handon, Japan’s Kazuki Tokaji, Brazil’s Sandro Feliciano and Taiwan’s Sandy Chao Wang, the group proves to be an unstoppable force.

Circle The Earth have been working with acclaimed producers Jim McGorman (Avril Lavigne, Goo Goo Dolls, New Radicals), Mikal Blue (One Republic, Colbie Caillat), and songwriters Una Jensen and Sean Gould, which further adds to their impressive repertoire.

“Diamonds” has a delicate balance, one that has a prettiness to it, that revels in the exquisite storytelling of Circle The Earth. Are you ready for more?

Connect with Circle The Earth via:

www.circletheearth.band

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https://www.youtube.com/channe…

Charlie Castell’s New Original Christmas Song is The Joy and Peace We All Need This Christmas

English-born indie pop-rock singer/songwriter, now based in Los Angeles, writes his songs with a deep meaning being it. He fuses the guitar driven styles of artists like Radiohead and Oasis, the acoustics and orchestrations of Damien Rice and Ed Sheeran, with the classical songwriting of Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, and Burt Bacharach.

Inspired by love and seeing the world around him, his Christmas song, “We’ll Have a Christmas,” has a “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” meets “Last Christmas” meets “Merry Xmas (The War is Over)” vibe to it. “We’ll Have a Christmas” was born from the pandemic, after Charlie noticed all the injustice, hate, and anger the world began to grow, but specifically the United States.

“Over the last four years, I’ve got more and more involved with work to make the US a more loving and tolerant place; to elect leaders who make policies that help people,” shares Charlie. “For those of us working in this space, it’s been so hard to find peace, when so many public figures are just trying to create anger and hate. Add to that a global pandemic, and we’ve lived through maybe the most difficult years of our lives. I wanted a song that brought back the lovely warm feelings of Christmas, and gave people the freedom to relax and find peace again at the end of another very difficult and tragic year. That no matter what was going on, we could come together and find peace at Christmas.”

Listen here:

Charlies hope to spread peace and love throughout this country and the world by way of his music. The pandemic has made everyone’s lives more difficult already. He encourages others to feel joy during this holiday season. Listen to “We’ll Have a Christmas” now.

You can find Charlie Castell via:
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