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    'The Independent Music Show'

    Our Listenership is in the Millions over Multiple International Radio Stations

    List of stations taking the
    Global Community Radio2
    feed at the time

    'The Independent Music Show' is airing.


    WRAQ, Angelica, New York, 92.7 FM

    WNPA, Canton, Ohio , 102.5 FM

    WLSL, St. Leo, Florida, 92.7 FM

    WYAP, Clay, West Virginia, 101.7 FM

    WRST, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 90.3 FM


    On Demand with
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    List Of Stations

    Atlanta Georgia USA
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    Chicago, USA
    Cameroon, Africa
    Sydney, Australia
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    Cape Town, South Africa

    Other International Stations
    We Syndicate With

    Fri; 8pm - 9pm - Mon; 1am - 2am

    On Demand With 'Mixcloud'

    'Radio Munduslingua'

    'Radio City FM'

    On Demand With 'Podomatic'

    '3rd Strike Lucky Radio'

    'Titan FM'

    'Radio Haver'

    'Cheeky FM'

    'Kint98 Radio'

    'I R N Radio'

    'RescueFM Radio'

    'Digital Revolution Radio'

    Radio Indie FreeForm

    'Bongo Boy iSpin Radio'
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am EDT

    'Roxx100.com'

    'WRFN1025'

    'Induecast Radio'

    Hive Radio UK
    Monday's at 8pm also repeated 3pm Tuesday, 7am Wednesday, 3pm Thursday and 6pm Saturday.

    'MADFM Worldwide' Monday at 1300 NZT. Repeat same time Thursday every week

    '102.7 WSNR Radio'

    'HeadFMRadio 3pm-4pm Every Friday.

    'We broadcast on line and also on DAB + in Cork and Waterford up as far as wexford New Ross Ireland'

    email studio@9radio.info
    Phone +353897000062

    'The Independents Network'

    Worsley Radio UK
    Veteran Radio UK
    The Hosking Channel Nashville
    Chobe FM Radio - Botswana


    'VIP Independents Radio'

    'ipmNation Radio'

    'Fashing Web Radio'

    'Radio Relaxo'

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    'Fish Creek Radio'

    'XRP Radio'

    'RFTK Radio'

    'Krystal Radio'

    'Bumps Radio'

    'Gwent Radio'

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    'Sticher Radio'

    'Sound Machine Radio'

    'Radio 4 Brainport'

    'Cali FM Radio'

    'Cambrian Radio'

    'Coastal Radio.es'

  • The Featured Artist Radio Promotion
    Take Note;  There is 'NO PAY FOR PLAY' On
    'The Independent Music Show'

    The Featured Artist Radio Promotion
    Is a 'Nine Week' Guaranteed;
    Radio Airplay, Magazine & Social Media Campaign
    Nine Week Featured Artist Campaign - Full Cost = £179

    Our Client Testimonials


    The Nut Drivers


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    Elisa Brown Singer/songwriter Host of The Heart of Art-on PBS

    "Tom's talent for selecting an impressive array of gem stone tunes for his weekly broadcasts is consistently stellar. So, while I was expecting to bookend some great music for my week as the Featured Artist, nothing could have prepared for the caliber of artistry that Tom chose for the week that my recordings were aired.

    I was literally blown away -- and truly honored -- to have my works featured alongside such a world class line-up of songs.

    Thanks,Tom, for getting my music out into the world!" Visit Elisa


    Stephen Pryor Managing Partner / Promoter

    The Independent Music Show....Tom Lambert has the ear for good music. His show is second to none playing the best of the best in Indie Music.

    Top ranked A+ show...Highly recommened. Visit Stephen & Phil


    Danie Cortese Entertainment

    "I found "The Featured Artist Promotion" to be highly effective for my client. Incredible exposure to appropriate audiences.

    A wonderful opportunity for independent talent." Visit Danie


    Steve Ratchen From recording artists Division 1.1, The Wizards of Winter and formerly of Alchemy X

    Tom is an absolute pleasure to deal with! His breadth of musical knowledge is surpassed only by his affability and charm- Having been in the recording/performing industry for many years, I have worked with a plethora of radio personalities and music show hosts and sometimes the process between artist and media can be confrontational or awkward at best. From our initial contact Tom was nothing but professional while being as cordial as if we'd been friends for years!

    This is a man who appreciates the diversity of artists on his programme and truly champions the cause of eclectic, independent music, that is, none the less, every bit as polished and produced as any record you'd hear on mainstream radio! And that is no small feat in and of itself- In an industry that has eroded so badly due to the generic refuse that passes as "music", it is only on programmes like Tom's Independent Music Show, as well as other like-minded grass roots shows that one can hear artists and genres that you would never be aware of otherwise- A noble and imminently necessary endeavor and one that I think Mr. Lambert is excelling in- Visit Steve


    Steve Vozzolo Tragic Poet Records

    Every now and then, something very good and very special happens in the music business. Being named the "Featured Artist" on Tom Lambert's "The Independent Music Show" is one of those very special events for me.

    I am an independent Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist and Record Producer. I operate my own indie record label, Tragic Poet Records. I have released four CDs and I am currently working on my fifth CD, "The King of Vagabond Road - Songs Inspired by the Paintings of Jack B Yeats." My recent CD release is, "Fifteen Minutes Of Fame - Music Inspired by the Art & Times of Andy Warhol - Steve Vozzolo & The Tragic Poets." My songs have been covered by a number of other artists, most notably, Arlo Guthrie.

    The benefits I have enjoyed as "Featured Artist" are quantifiable in that my music has been heard world wide on over 190 syndicated radio stations by many hundreds of thousands of listeners resulting in new fans and increased music downloads and CD sales. My status as "Featured Artist" has resulted in significant interest and airplay for my music by other radio stations, as well. While I do have a presence on social media, Tom Lambert has made an "art form" of effective promotion on social media sites which has also been of great benefit to my music. Also, the acknowledgment, validation and recognition of my music serves as wonderful motivation for me to keep working. My heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to Tom Lambert and The Independent Music Show.

    Warm Regards, Steve Vozzolo Visit Steve


    Deborah Henriksson D.H.P Records

    Being "Featured Artist" on 'The Independent Music Show' has been a GREAT experience for me! Not only did the program air two of my recordings – one to begin and one to end the show – but Tom's commentary sparked extra interest that "only" airplay alone could not supply.

    I definitely recommend the Featured Artist promotion to other artists. Visit Deborah


    World5

    It´s a pleasure for an artist to deal with Tom.

    The Independent Music Show is a great opportunity for independent artists to get the word out. Tom handled everything very professional. Many thanks and our appreciation to Tom Lambert. Highly recommendable!

    Pat Hunt, Randy Miller, Steffen Goeres, Joe Gavito and Raimund Breitfeld / WORLD5 Visit WORLD5


    Marion Walsh

    "Tom Lambert's internet radio show is unparalleled. He has a worldwide audience of listeners who appreciate all kinds of music.

    Being featured artist on his show was not only an honour, but a great way to increase my fan base.

    Thanks, Tom!"
    Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity Visit Marion


  • Play-Lists

    Take Note; There is 'NO PAY FOR PLAY' On 'The Independent Music Show'

    Céad Míle Fáilte (A Hundred Thousand Irish Welcomes) 'The Independent Music Show' does exactly what it says on the tin.Plays the Independent Music of artists and writers from All Over The World. 'The Independent Music Show' features music from Real Country, Rock, Rhythm & Blues and whatever you the Listener would like to hear. Sure you will hear some Mainstream Music on the show, but you will find it hard to figure out who's on Big Budget Production and who isn't….because the Independents are as good and in some cases better, than the Mainstream.
    We Are Now Syndicated on Multiple Prime International Radio Stations AM - FM - Satellite & Internet / Combined Listener-ship...in the Millions
    Contact us now to have 'The Independent Music Show' added to your stations schedule!
    tom@theindependentmusicshow.com

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    Promoters & Agents
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    Call Stephen Foster 24/7
    941-855-0589
    I'm a 45-year veteran of the music business, with hit/charted records. I was deeply involved in the rise of Indie Music and busting the majors, and I've been promoting great Indie Music to international radio for 8 years. I work with Indie stations that play Indie music all day. They trust me to send them only excellent music, so they listen.
    Worldwide Radio Promotion - 180 Countries. 250,000 Stations.
    BLACKBERRY WAY was formed in 1974 with an eye toward recording emerging Minneapolis rock bands. The studio evolved into a 24 track facility, dedicated to music and hosting over two dozen recording groups a year.
  • Full-Page Feature In Our Magazine

    'The Independent Music Show' Broadcast in Syndication on Multiple Radio Stations across the Planet....Millions of Listeners!

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    "Just don't make it too boisterous" Is the first thing Mark Schraven says if you want to write about him. The 45-year-old Dutch singer / guitarist from The Mark is not a man of big words. He would rather let his music speak for itself. Although "speak"...? Good music is something you feel.
    "The Mark"
    Nitro Nitra is an astral-pop and soul-rock singer from the Philadelphia area. She has been singing since before she could even walk!
    Nitro Nitra

    Our music is really a snapshot of our life. The birth of a song happens with just accumulating random thoughts on how life comes and how you react to it. So, the thoughts are there, scattered, no rhymes, no order, just like anybody can have.
    Cabela & Schmitt

    Ashley Suppa is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from the suburban New York City area. From an early age, Ashley was continually exposed to music by her father, an accomplished guitarist who played nationally with a variety of notable musicians.
    Ashley Suppa
    Calvyn Cass is an artist carving out his own lane in a culture conflicted with change. With many in the world embracing the flamboyant rise of artistic expression, Calvyn dives right in.
    Calvyn Cass
    "Inspired, emotional, professionally produced, melodic, well aware of and resigned to the harsh realities of life, and yet ultimately... extraordinarily... hopeful." -ILMC.
    Sluka
    Born in Virginia, Georgia Randall started singing Gospel in the church before she was even in elementary school. Her early influences were Etta James, Billie Holiday, Big Mama Thornton, and Bessie Smith.
    Georgia Randall
    Ireland-based artist Gavin Murphy presents his new single 'Alive', a 'chin-up' anthem for our times when depression has become so rampant in this age of lockdown. The new track comes hot on the trails of the single 'The Sound of Heartbreak'.
    Gavin Murphy
    Hailing from West Java, Indonesia, powerhouse songstress Arheta (pronounced ree-ta) has a unique brand of gritty rhythm and blues has quickly propelled her through the ranks of the SE Asian music scene, establishing her as the premier female blues act in the region.
    Arheta
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    "Exclusive Sponsor Proposal"

    1. 'The Independent Music Show' is now Syndicated on Multiple Prime International Radio Stations, comprising Internet, AM & FM formats.
    Our listenership is in The Millions, from the Small Stations we Broadcast on to the Largest.
    Our Reputation within the Music and Entertainment Industry is built on Honesty, Integrity, Professional Expertise and Reliability.

    Check;
    https://theindependentmusicshow.com/#!/page_PROMOTIONS
    to see what Artists, Bands and Promoters say about us.

    2. Listener Statistics.
    Here is a small sample statistic from a few of our syndication stations:

    3. Source:

    RADIO CITY FM (RCFM) is the new metropolitan radio in the Rhine-Ruhr area of North Rhine Westphalia (Germany), produced in the English language in the heart of the Ruhr region. Distribution takes place via FM and Online.
    RCFM approximately have between 11.000 and 16.000 listeners per hour on FM at present and a potential listenership upwards of 6 million.

    4. Source:

    The #1 Internet Radio Station Chain for College, Underground and Independent Music. Broadcasting worldwide 24/7/365. 
    College Underground Radio plays a variety of Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Country, Dance, Alternative and other genres.
      OVER 2.6 MILLION LISTENERS AND STATION VISITORS HAVE CRANKED UP COLLEGE UNDERGROUND RADIO!

    5. Source:

    With Global Community Radio The World's Community Radio Station our show is made available to thousand of stations around the globe, 24/7.

    Proposal...

    Is to offer an Exclusive Sponsorship Participation including 'The Featured Artist Promotion' segment on 'The Independent Music Show'. The show will work with just One Forward Thinking Sponsor, to enhance both the Brand and Product of that Sponsor to listeners, throughout the world, within the independent music scene, as well as Ongoing Promotion of 'The Independent Music Show', Artists Writers and Bands.

    This Sponsorship Branding is being offered to Companies within and without the Entertainment Industry, because...Producers, Musicians, Bands, Recording Studios as well as Listeners, are all potential consumers of your Brand or product.

    Associate your Brand-Name with the Promotion of the Independent Music Scene and 'The Independent Music Show' Internationally.

    Offering;

    Full Exclusive Sponsorship Participation Inclusive of...

    0n air Brand Sponsorship and full integrated website sponsorship advertising, exclusive to a partnership Sponsor only.

    A full 2 minuets of on air audio sponsorship branding jingles as well as referencing 'The Featured Artist Promotion' exclusive Sponsor throughout the show.

    'The Independent Music Show' Newsletter, Magazine and Website would also be used in conjunction with integrated branding and product advertising of the exclusive sponsor on all internet social and international promotion.

    A negotiated price on the full integrated package that would suit the sponsorship purse.

    Ongoing consultation with sponsor on new promotional ideas from either 'The Independent Music Show' or Sponsor.

    Check all that the promotion of Independent Music can offer through co-operation with 'The Independent Music Show' and if you think this Proposal can be the Platform to enhance your Brand or Product....

    Please contact Tom.

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  • Our Music Submission Policy

    All music submission's to 'The Independent Music Show' should conform to the following format.



    1. Types of music files accepted; wave, mp3 = 320kbps, flac.

    2. Submission's of albums or single's should be Song-Named, Track-listed and placed in a folder signifying the artist or band name, with a short text bio',
    genre and links.

    3. Zip your folder and send to tom@theindependentmusicshow.com using Dropbox, wetrensfer.com or any other large file sending platform.
    4. Please Read Our Terms And Conditions.

    5. Any submission's not meeting these criteria will be rejected.

    6. Airplay is at the discretion of 'The Independent Music Show' management.

    7. There is no Pay for Play on the show....However all Promotional Campaigns are charged for and can be found at;

    PROMOTIONS
  • Our Currently Featured Artists Videos


    Featured Artist 25/June/2021 - "Cabela & Schmitt"
    performs 'So We Get Through'

    Featured Artist 02/July/2021 - 'Nitro Nitra'
    'Runner'

    Featured Artist 09/July/2021 - "The Mark" Ft' Richie Furay performs
    'Rivers'

    Featured Artist 18/June/2021 - 'Ashley Suppa' performs
    'Trouble'

    Featured Artist 11/June/2021 - 'Calvyn Cass' performs
    "White Flag"

    Featured Artist 02/April/2021 - 'Sluka' performs
    Figure It Out

    Featured Artist 28/May/2021 - Georgia Randall performs
    Motherless Child.

    Featured Artist 23/July/2021 - Gavin Murphy performs
    'The Sound Of Heartbreak'

    Featured Artist 14/May/2021 - Arheta Performs
    Superman.

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  • 'Featured Artist...02/July/2021...Nitro Nitra'

    Nitro Nitra is an astral-pop and soul-rock singer from the Philadelphia area. She has been singing since before she could even walk! Having spent a long period of her life in repetitive loops of mental bondage, she found a way to break free and transcend the conditioned cycles that kept her from reaching her full potential. She had a mystical, spiritual awakening in 2019.

    She now uses music as a vessel with which to share her new found knowledge with the world. Nitra's goal as a musician is to create a shared experience by lifting her fans up to a place where they can open their minds to new levels of existence and awakenings of their own.

    Nitro Nitra is the widely popular Astral-Pop, Ne-Soul, Soul-Rock singer from the Philadelphia area.

    Nitra's voice has been compared to Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. The differences that these women share is a testament to Nitra's versatility as a vocalist.

    In what is becoming a fan-favourite of the project, "Cold Cold Soul", shines out as an absolute banger! Grammy award-winner, Al Walser is featured on this powerful and vibrant track.

    Al Walser brings refreshing, out-of-the-box techniques to this track. His expertise combined with Nitro Nitra's natural aesthetic ignites fire in this song. The Latin American bassline mixed with the catchy chorus will have you hooked the first listen through!

      Facebook - Spotify - Instagram

    Video Performance

  • 'Featured Artist...09/July/2021..."The Mark"

    'A Danie Cortese Entertainment Presentation'

    "Just don't make it too boisterous" Is the first thing Mark Schraven says if you want to write about him. The 45-year-old Dutch singer / guitarist from The Mark is not a man of big words. He would rather let his music speak for itself. Although "speak"...? Good music is something you feel. Like he himself was moved by Elvis as a three-year-old while going through his mother's collection of 45-rpm singles. It wasn't Presley's words, groove, or melodies that made him an instant fan, it was the way The King sang. "There is a sincerity in it; he means every word he sings".

    With the idea that music must be pure and sincere above all else, Mark picks up the guitar at the age of nine. At the age of twelve he formed his first band with his older brother Ralph. In addition to the guitar, drums, bass, keys and especially vocals are Mark's other instruments. Forced, but not undesirable, the two brothers always need a third person to form a band. Depending on what the third person is playing, Mark changes instruments.

    With this broad musical base, he can go in any direction. From blues to acoustic Top 100 covers, as accompanist to Dutch singer/songwriter Roland Verstappen and from an Elvis tribute band for weddings and parties to classic American rock. He does it all. In over fifteen bands he plays numerous musical styles: rock, country, blues, rock and roll, folk, roots, punk and hard rock. While touring with star guitarist James Burton in 2010 and 2012, he comes real close to his old idol: the American was Elvis Presley's bandleader for eight years.

    With his previous band 'Mufkin Tass' he works with top musicians and ditto producers in the best studios. For example, the work for debut album 'Live and Love between Passion and Persistence' was done with the help of musicians who previously played with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. After the release, Mark tours with Mufkin Tass throughout Europe and the United States, where they sometimes play three times a night and even get to play the legendary Whiskey a Go-Go in Los Angeles. A boy's dream come true. And as with dreams coming true, a black hole is waiting back in the Netherlands. That means the end of the band.

    As one door closes, another one opens. It opens the door for The Mark, his new formation with Mark in the role of singer / guitarist. Armed with thirty years of experience and craftsmanship, he goes back to basics with this band. The formation stands for pure, genuine music from the heart, just like with old heroes Johnny Cash, Rory Gallagher and Elvis. It is rock based on American tradition with a blues feel. Mark: "In the past you wouldn't set foot in the studio if you could not really play. The Mark stands for authenticity, individuality, intensity and a good song, without compromise".

    In 2019 The Mark joins record label Indieplant and new work is launched, starting with the single "Back Home To You", a melancholic song about always being able to find the way back home. The single has been received with praise: "a good single" and "a beautiful voice" is the assessment of radio makers Henkjan Smits and Manuela Kemp on January 21st after listening to The Mark during their program De MAX Kantoorsession on NPO Radio 5. Also regionally and locally, the track had quite a bit of Airplay on radio stations.

    This year 2021 will be all about widening the path The Mark has taken with the release of an EP, recorded in Los Angeles with resounding names, entitled "Floating Downstream"!.

    Facebook - Soundcloud - Spotify

    Video Performance

  • 'Featured Artist...25/June/2021...Cabela & Schmitt'

    Our music is really a snapshot of our life. The birth of a song happens with just accumulating random thoughts on how life comes and how you react to it. So, the thoughts are there, scattered, no rhymes, no order, just like anybody can have. We always have music in our hearts/heads, and all we do is learn what we hear. The melodies start playing, and suddenly those random thoughts and phrases begin to fall into place, like they belong. Most people call that songwriting, but we don't take that credit for ourselves. We believe we've been given messages that need to be shared.

    Our love for making music has been mostly a lifelong venture. These sounds come to life in our hearts and minds and they are gifts we have been given to be able to bring these songs to life in our recordings. It's the most satisfying thing when we get feedback from some of our fans who have been touched by the music. That is so rewarding.

    We are inspired by so many artists, not only by their music, but in some cases their lives and examples.

    We are releasing and promoting music non-stop and our hope is that it will touch our audience in a positive way and help them ponder their life situation and receive, believe and appreciate the power of love.

    We want to thank all our fans for their great support.

    Cabela & Schmitt are: Rich Cabela (guitar, keyboards), Wayne Schmitt (guitar, keyboards), and Tom Schmitt (bass guitar, keyboards)

    . A MESSAGE FROM CABELA & SCHMITT

    We are a trio of friends who have been collaborating for over 40 years. We come from the heart of the United States and humble beginnings. Our only goal as a group at this stage in our lives is to share with others what we have so freely and abundantly been given.

    Every person has the God-given ability to choose how they want to view the world. We are all given a voice, in some way or another, to communicate how we see and experience the world. It is each person's choice how and when to use that voice.

    Cabela & Schmitt have chosen to expose our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings in the best way we can....through a song. We have always wanted to share our music without giving up this wonderful life we've been given, and we are so very happy and excited to be able to share with you!

    We want to express how grateful we are that you have taken the time to listen to one or more of our songs. We hope they have touched you in one way or another.

    ~Cabela & Schmitt

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  • 'Featured Artist...18/June/2021...Ashley Suppa'

    'A Danie Cortese Entertainment Presentation'

    Ashley Suppa is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from the suburban New York City area.

    From an early age, Ashley was continually exposed to music by her father, an accomplished guitarist who played nationally with a variety of notable musicians.

    Ashley's first musical experience was at the age of 6, when she was asked to sing background vocals on renowned guitarist Ace Frehley's (KISS) album "Anomaly". This was the experience that ignited her love for singing, which eventually evolved into a passion for songwriting.

    At age 12, Ashley started studying guitar as her main instrument after enrolling in a local School of Rock program, where she also studied bass and vocal technique, as well as gained essential experience adapting to the nature of live performance. She consequently joined a local youth theater group, refining her performance skills in lead and ensemble roles in a multitude of stage productions.

    When Ashley was 15, she started writing and recording her own songs on her first laptop. Quickly embracing technology through programs such as Ableton and Logic, Ashley began to create her own demos. One demo eventually made its way to a Grammy®-Nominated Producer Alex Salzman, who immediately recognized Ashley's talents for singing, songwriting and production, consequently agreeing to collaborate with her on her debut release.

    Ashley credits artists like David Bowie, Lady Gaga, The 1975, Tyler the Creator, Dua Lipa, and Bruno Mars as major influences in her songwriting. She aspires to write songs that reflect the complexity of personal experiences, feelings and perspectives, and hopes that her songs empower people of all ages to think deeper about their relationships and interactions with the world around us.

    Fashion is also one of Ashley's passions and she equates it to songwriting, both being ultimate forms of self-expression. She is often experimenting with her attire choices to encourage authenticity and inspiration to both herself and others.

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  • 'Featured Artist...11/June/2021...Calvyn Cass'

    'A Danie Cortese Entertainment Presentation'

    Calvyn Cass is an artist carving out his own lane in a culture conflicted with change. With many in the world embracing the flamboyant rise of artistic expression, Calvyn dives right in. His soulful voice is inspired by artists he loves; Celine Dion, Destiny's Child, Bryan Adam's, Brian McKnight, KC & JOJO and Mariah Carey, to name a few. The 90s pop era influences his lyrical writing style while the music fuses early 2000s sounds with today's modern pop twist. When it comes to his imagery, he goes all out. "For so much of my life I didn't want to stand out. I was bullied for being different and when I didn't know how I was different I would just imitate the guys around me to 'blend in'. It wasn't until I accepted my sexuality that I embraced the fact I appear more feminine. I can't control my natural features looking more feminine but I can control how I present it. I used to want to fight it but now I lean in. I'd rather stand in my light and be over the top than allow others to silence me anymore."

    Calvyn moved to Canada from South Africa in 2001. "The culture in South Africa definitely places men in the stereotypical masculine role. I always found myself more drawn to the girls in my life and around me. I loved playing dress up with my cousins in my aunts clothing. I would run around in a wig... all behind closed doors. I never wanted to play rugby or anything like that. I was always imagining being a singer one day and would jam out to European pop hard singing to my imaginary fans. Coming to Canada there is a bit of similarity but the difference is that the kids who were different here didn't mind standing. I was only ever ok with being myself behind closed doors but here I could be myself. I didn't necessarily open up right away but there were people around me that recognized I was different and would often say it's ok to just be myself. I was in such denial I didn't want to listen but now I see it."

    Calvyn's music always comes from an intense place. A lot of his earlier years and experiences with cultural/life changes give him a unique perspective. "Everyone is going through something. My songs are sometimes about my experience and sometimes the things I see people I love experiencing. My goal is to write in a way that anyone could listen to my song and think of a time in their lives they felt that way." When it comes to creating imagery to embody a song, Calvyn says, "more is more. I love playing dress up and bringing my imagination to life. I've got an amazing team of people around me who cheer me on and lend their talents too. My goal is to do what Gaga did and have a creative team to constantly being challenging ourselves with being inventive. It's about music meeting art for me."

    When asked what to expect from Calvyn, he said, "I have big goals. I want to create music the stands the test of time and that moves people. I want to represent the people who stand in the shadows too afraid to be seen. Expect the most."

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  • 'Featured Artist...04/June/2021...Sluka'

    "Inspired, emotional, professionally produced, melodic, well aware of and resigned to the harsh realities of life, and yet ultimately... extraordinarily... hopeful." -ILMC

    Christopher Sluka first rose to prominence in New York City in the 1980s playing alongside bands like Tears For Fears and Simple Minds. In 1989 he put out his first full length album, the Meldac released Emotional Battlefield. Despite hailing from the United States he saw the most success in Japan and Europe....but forget all that...

    Sluka in its latest existence is reformed, re-imagined, and perhaps the most exciting of its life. The latest album, Ready To Connect, released October 31 2019, is proof of their progressive, diverse, and eclectic style. Often difficult to describe, Sluka's sound aims to reinvent music, and blur the edges of genres. All Access Music warns not to oversimplify Sluka as rock, "the often lush, ethereal sounds are a juxtaposition of elements found in classical, pop, gothic, progressive and alternative rock, which has resulted in a very difficult-to-define genre all its own... 'Enigmatic rock,' perhaps…?"

    Slate Magazine describes Sluka as "slightly experimental with a heavy dose of the dramatic thrown in. It generally takes more than a quick listen to appreciate, so take a little time when you do."

    Another creative showing from San Diego-based act Sluka, "Figure It Out" rides on energetic pulsing to start. Strings and percussion rouse, with Christopher Sluka's invigorating vocals — and "figure it out!" refrain — catching easily. The twist into relatively somber strings thereafter plays strikingly, followed by an operatic rise. Sluka has consistently shown a tendency for creative, unbridled energy and a lack of overall fear for structural and aesthetic manoeuvrers, and "Figure It Out" is an enjoyable further continuation of that ethos.

    And while their music ignores boundaries, they truly shine live. Shows are energy-filled, mesmerizing moments in time, entrancing the audience through their anthemic songs, theatrics, and huge wall-of-sound bridges. With lights, smoke, effects, and theater, Sluka aims to bring a stadium size show to any size venue.

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  • 'Featured Artist...28/May/2021...Georgia Randall'

    Born in Virginia, Georgia Randall started singing Gospel in the church before she was even in elementary school. Her early influences were Etta James, Billie Holiday, Big Mama Thornton, and Bessie Smith. Then came Motown and Rock & Roll. At age 15 Georgia caught the ear of Don Tyler, Talent Agent and Manager, and found herself fronting one of the hottest bands in the Hampton Roads area at the time, "The Aliens". Two years later she hit the road with a Nashville based rock band. Her musical road then led to Boston where she landing jobs fronting established touring show bands "Holiday" and "Mystic Productions". Randall was often compared to the likes of Tina Turner, Melissa Etheridge, and Janis Joplin and frequently was asked "how does such a big voice come out such a tiny person.

    "Many years later, Georgia relocated to Florida and started her own blues band. After many frustrations and disappointments in trying to keep a group together, she decided to take a few guitar lessons in the hopes of pursuing a solo career. Within three years she was booked regularly around the Brevard County area in Florida. At the encouragement of a local singer/songwriter, Georgia dipped her toe into the songwriting waters and in 2018 she released two albums, "Fly On, and "These Days".

    She won two awards at the 2019 Indie Music Convention for Best Blues Vocal for "You Lied to Me" and Best Blues Song for "Fever". Her third album "Help Wanted" was released in January 2020 and maintained a chart position in the Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues/Rock albums since its' release. The album has also ranked in the Top 50 Virginia albums.

    With a new album, "Hound Dog", due to be released in early 2021, this seasoned blues/rock/soul singer/songwriter has only just begun to carve out her place in the music world. Notable Awards and Honors

    "Help Wanted" DJ Choice 2020 Album of the Year, The Sunday Groove, House of Prog.

    Roots Music Report "Help Wanted" #32 in the Blues Rock Category year end best of List.

    Roots Music Report "Help Wanted" Release1/2020 50 weeks on the Top 50 Blues/Rock Albums

    Roots Music Report "Help Wanted" Release1/2020 On the Virginia Albums Top 50

    Best Blues Vocal "You Liedto Me" 2019 Indi Music Convention

    Best Blues Song "Fever"2019 Indi Music Convention

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  • 'Featured Artist...23/July/2021...Gavin Murphy'

    Ireland-based artist Gavin Murphy presents his new single 'Alive', a 'chin-up' anthem for our times when depression has become so rampant in this age of lockdown. The new track comes hot on the trails of the single 'The Sound of Heartbreak'.

    Murphy involved a strong team with respect to both tracks, including producer / mixer Ger McDonnell (The Cure, U2, Van Morrison, Martha Wainwright, Shane McGowan, Sinead O'Connor). While 'Alive' was mastered by Stephen Ceresia at Stonyfield Mastering, 'The Sound of Heartbreak' was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road, London. Robbie Malone (David Gray) plays bass, while Paul Byrne is on drums and Saoirse Kavanagh on backing vocals.

    "My new single 'Alive' is about embracing the positives in life. To witness the sunrise at dawn is a beautiful heartwarming experience. Appreciating the simple pleasures in life and reflecting upon good memories, can help us through difficult times," says Gavin Murphy.

    "On the other hand, 'The Sound of Heartbreak' is a rite of passage that nobody escapes. You suffer from it, you inflict it - don't kid yourself otherwise. It will keep happening until you learn from it and finally make peace with the scars".

    Hailing from Dublin's north side, Gavin Murphy now resides in Sligo on Ireland's north-west coast. Beginning with his debut self-recorded and self-produced album '45 RPM (Replay Past Memories)', Murphy has been honing his sound and harvesting melodic guitar-based Indie pop-rock goodness, characterized by bittersweet lyrics and catchy melodies. Inspired by feelings rooted in nostalgia and moving melodies, Murphy cites Crowded House as a strong influence.

    "It's a wonderful feeling to self release my own music and to hear the songs being played on the radio and receiving such positive feedback," says Gavin Murphy.

    "As a self-employed musician it's been a real struggle throughout the restrictions being unable to play live music, with musicians' careers having come to a standstill. To help me get through these uncertain times, I've tried to focus on the most important things in life."

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  • 'Featured Artist...16/July/2021...Arheta'

    Hailing from West Java, Indonesia, powerhouse songstress Arheta (pronounced ree-ta) has a unique brand of gritty rhythm and blues has quickly propelled her through the ranks of the SE Asian music scene, establishing her as the premier female blues act in the region. Audiences from Malaysia to Morocco to Abu Dhabi to China to Singapore have been thrilled by her high-energy stage show and electrified festival sound.

    For her 2021 debut album HEAL, Arheta has assembled an international all-star team of top-level talent while also writing or co-writing each song on the album herself. She credits her many years as a touring singer, followed by a return to her Bali home, as the inspiration to finally release her own original brand of blues music.

    "Getting around a country of 260,000,000 people across 20,000 islands in less than 7 years – I've paid my dues and I'm proud of it!" says Arheta.

    Joining forces with veteran American record producer/drummer Deane Ogden, HEAL details the culmination of Arheta's last four years of life on the road away from family and familiarity, and back again to her guitar-driven RnB origins as one of Indonesia's favoured daughters.

    The downtime of the 2020 global pandemic allowed Arheta to lyrically explore the emotional territory she wrestled with personally and professionally as her career was taking flight.

    "This album is the story of a healing process that I've been through," says Arheta. "Those dark passengers that you carry for far too long. The journey of forgiveness and forgetting, letting go of the past and the things that you cannot change."

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