DAVID LAREAU AND THE COPPERPOTS (Tallahassee,
FL). A sincere talent with mad songwriting skills. MEMBERS:
David Lareau, Kelly Chavers, Erik
Wutz, Tom Wilson. The Band's Website
Cites - SOUNDS LIKE: Snow Patrol,
Augustana, Noel Gallagher, Coldplay, Ryan Adams.
off to David Lareau and the Copperpots for the robust, meaningful,
and beautiful songs. David
Lareau's voice is honest without pretense. Impressive is the band's
lack of fear to deliver richly layered arrangements that combine
a multitude of instrumental and musical elements all mixed to
perfection with David Lareau's honest vocals & beautiful harmonies.
Combined, the band serves up a variety of sonic landscapes at
once creative, interesting, and infectious. The skill and songwriting
talent are obvious - from the americana meets britpop of "The
Rising" to the haunting nature of "Rainy Days"
and onward through "Black and Blue" where the band ventures
into a musical neighborhood closer to Jeff Lynn. Needless to say,
I am now a huge fan of David Lareau and the Copperpots. -
out: "Rainy Days"
(chosen for its artistic expression, beautiful melody, harmony,
arrangement, and its showcase of David Lareau's unique knack and
love for haunting distortion-filled sustained guitar swells),
and "The Rising"
(chosen for its radio-friendly infectious britpop melody and showcase
of David Lareau's voice. If I were a fly on a wall, I would guess
"The Rising" is the front runner for first single).
Help us spread the word about David Lareau
and the Copperpots!This is quality music the world needs
to hear and experience.
in 2007, The Revivalists are poised to reach a nationwide fanbase
with their new track "Criminal" in current rotation
on Sirius/XM's "Jam On" channel. The vocals, songwriting,
obvious musical skills, and their touring / festival schedule
bear witness to band's deserved status as a rising force in
the jam band and rock world. The band's songs have been featured
on MTV, Paste Magazine's Music Sampler, and as mentioned their
new single "Criminal" is in rotation on Sirius/XM
Satellite Radio. Band
David Shaw (Vocals), Ed Williams (Pedal Steel Guitar). Zack
Feinberg (Guitar), Rob Ingraham (Saxophone), George Gekas (Bass
Guitar), Andrew Campanelli (Drums), and Michael Girardot (Keyboards/Trumpet).
The band was named "Best Emerging Artist" (2011)
and nominated for "Best Rock Act" (2012) in
Gambit Magazine's Big Easy Awards. Rolling Stone Senior Editor,
David Fricke, called the band's performance at the legendary
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival "a Crescent
City-rhythm spin on jam-band jubilee" -David
Fricke, Rolling Stone Senior
Song Thoughts Re: "Criminal":
The distinctive ring of the snare drum during the intro first
caught my ear. But it was the groove, the lyrics, and the tone
of David Shaw's voice and vocal performance that really drew
me into the song (particularly during the chorus). All of the
above combine to make a great song. Needless to say - I was
impressed! The song's chorus (which is much like a verse) really
stuck in my mind. The band is from New Orleans, so my gut feeling
is The Revivalists will bring some interesting flavors and influences
to create their own unique musical prism. I encourage everyone
to learn more about
The Revivalists at www.therevivalists.com
& help spread the word on a cool band. Management
is Hardhead Management (Mgt Contact: Adam
- Club LA
sincerely appreciated the invitation
from the band to their Destin show. This was the first time for
me to see the band. The performance Neil and the band delivered
rocked the club! I absolutely enjoyed the band's set. It was inspiring
to witness the re-emergence of Neil Alday as songwriter and frontman.
The rhythm section of Dale Shumate (bass) & Terry Clark (drums)
was rock solid, and equally impressive was Dave Lareau on lead
guitar. Neil Alday is a young artist returning to the stage with
renewed energy and direction. Neil is an established songwriter
and the new songs did not dissappoint. There were some definite
gems in the set and Neil's strong vocals, songs, and the band's
performance definitely won the crowd. Of the songs, one of my
personal favorites is the ballad "Florida" with its
undeniable melody and rememberable chorus lyric. Band
Members: Neil Alday (Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar); David
Lareau (Lead Guitar/Vox), Dale Shumate (Bass Guitar/Vox), Terry
Clark (Drums/Vox) Album
The band's debut album should be released this summer. We've requested
an advance copy in hopes of grabbing the scoop for Soundwerkz
as one of the first e-zine's to review the album.
Learn more and spread the love for Neil and Farther South - Visit
Neil On Facebook
16, 2013 - Noiseheads' Update: The band
reports their debut album to be among the best selling albums on bandcamp.com.
The band released their debut album last week (March 8, 2013). More
updates to come.
26, 2012 |
Noiseheads (Pensacola, FL). Soundwerkz is proud
to introduce a young (19-20 yr olds)
aggressive and passionate Alt-Rock-Grunge Trio at the starting line
of their career. When major-label rock promotional reps are calling
about the first demo mp3 submitted - you gotta feel like something good
is happening. We've posted a couple of audio/video samples below - the
initial video of the song "Expectations"
and stream of "This Kind of Life"
Our gut feeling is the Noisheads have a real opportunity to become a
major success story - this young band has the potential to blow up at
alternative-rock radio. While there is no mistaking the band's influences,
the band also brings singles, songwriting, youth, passion, energy, musical
chops, and an intelligent writing style which is their own and which
will continue to develop. Yes - they are very young; Yes - they are
raw, aggressive, passionate, and energetic; Yes we love their sound
and songs; Yes - they will be compared to Nirvana and other 90's grunge/rock;
Yes - rock radio and listeners will love them. After two years in the
woodshed, the band is putting the finishing touches on their initial
independent release "1994" and the band continues to write,
write, and write more. Since the release of the "Expectations"
video a few weeks ago, several college and commercial radio stations
and press have taken notice. The band did a recent "live"
on-air radio interview with 91.9 FM in Quincy, CA and more are to follow
as word about the Noiseheads spreads.
"THE REAL DEAL
A new Soundwerkz Series of feature articles and/or editorial features
artists who have stood the test of time, who are authentic, wha have
made real and lasting contributions to music, regardless of their
commercial success. The Real Deal contains artists from ALL GENRES.
Rob Gilmore, Soundwerkz, a Music E-Zine and
Independent A&R Website. Archived
The East Village Vampire
25, 2012 | THE EAST VILLAGE VAMPIRE (Melbourne,
Australia, indie artist The East Village Vampire brings inspired songs
and a testament to honesty and vulnerability in his writing and vocal
style. I was taken with how well crafted the songs, arrangements, and
performances are - not to mention how much I truly liked the musicality
and vocals. With over 1,500 followers on Soundcloud and growing each
day, many fellow musicians and fans alike have already discovered the
THE FULL REVIEW IN CLAYZ CORNER AND HELP SPREAD
THE WORD ABOUT THE VAMP.
BANDS/MUSICIANS/SONGWRITERS: If you would like
to submit your songs for potential review or feature on Soundwerkz,
please E-Mail Us The Link To Your
Material Online and include a brief bio. PLEASE
DO NOT E-MAIL MP3s. In the alternative you may send a compact
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18, 2012 - THE FOOTHILL TRIBE (the "Tribe").
Alternative psychedelic progressive rock. Check out the band's sounds
and listener reviews at SOUNDCLOUD.COM/FOOTHILLTRIBE
Doing things on their own terms, The Tribe is steadily gaining followers
on SoundCloud (over 500 followers in 4 months) and expanding its online
presence and social media outlets. The feedback from fans is testimony
to the Band's unique sound and genre blending style. Check out the latest
upload "World Upside Down" and follower's comments below.
TO CLAYZ CORNER:Music and Entertainment
Editorial Features Produced Exclusively by: Clay Urquhart - gifted musican,
writer, composer, producer, recording artist, software engineer and Soundwerkz
contributing editor and columnist. Check out Clay's latest editorials
3, 2013: ESSENTIAL JIMI HENDRIX
CLAY URQUHART, Contributing
A look at the definitive essential Jimi Hendrix albums
and a reevaluation of the Alan Douglas produced posthumous releases.
ESSENTIAL JIMI HENDRIX
It's hard to believe that Rush are closing in on forty years
since the release of their self-titled debut album. In that time they
have managed to secure a position as the greatest power trio known
to man. It would be futile to find another group of musicians where
at least one member wasn't expendable. With the addition of percussionist
Neil Peart alongside guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist/keyboardist/vocalist
Geddy Lee, Rush became more of a sonic organism than simply a rock
band, with each member being irreplaceable. From the beginning they
ventured out on a quest for creative exploration and excellence which
culminated in an early 1980s technological and stylistic transformation.
And while the mid 1980s and 1990s saw a prolonged drought of creative
mediocrity obscuring their heightened level of technical finesse,
the 2000s witnessed a rebirth of blinding energy and inspiration.
Once an artist or group lose that spark to the ravages of time and
old age, they rarely return to the fiery peak from which they've
fallen. But Rush defied the norm and not only returned to the zenith,
but surpassed it beyond all expectations. READ
THE COMPLETE ARTICLE
22, 2013: Early 80s Top 25 Hard Rock and Heavy
CLAY URQUHART, Contributing
Some truly spectacular hard rock and heavy metal albums were cut
during the early 1980s, and this list compiles the cream of the devil-horned,
fist-pumping crop into the elite top 25 albums. There were a few parameters
established when compiling the list, the first of which is that the
albums had to be strong and consistent from first song to last. Also,
this list focuses on studio albums, with one glaring exception that
couldn't be avoided. Finally, the albums had to be released within
the years spanning 1980 through 1984. So here it is...all the sex,
violence, fantasy and debauchery a person could possibly handle represented
in the definitive top 25 hard rock and heavy metal albums of the early
1980s. READ THE COMPLETE
VISUAL ARTS FEATURES: Recognizing many musicians (including
a few of our long-time friends) possess talents in more than one art form
(and for something a bit different) we thought it would be cool to run
a few "visual-art" features showcasing the works of these talented
NEW EMAIL SAME AS THE OLD EMAIL. To Contact
Rob Gilmore you can once again E-mail Rob at his original Soundwerkz Email
AS REPORTED ON HITS DAILY DOUBLE:
"VEVO FACTS AND FIGURES - VEVO released its Q2 2012 Music
Video Viewership Report this morning and here’s some of its data. There
were 40 billion music videos were watched globally in the last year (July
2011-June 2012), with 9.3 billion music videos watched during that time
in the U.S, for an average of 103 million worldwide watched per day, 3
billion each month. Monthly viewers are up 6.5% year-over-year, with monthly
streams up 9.6%.Mobilecontinues to be VEVO’s fastest-growing platform,
with 18 million apps downloaded to date, up 146% from last year. Mobile
traffic doubled with over 1.3 billion streams worldwide, with active users
growing nearly 33% to 5 million, watching a monthly average of 15 videos,
an increase of 11%. More stats: 78% of users agree that watching a song’s
music video has made them like that particular song or artist more, while
56% of users agree that they listen to more music overall because of online
music video availability and 71% agree that they discover new music through
browsing and watching music videos online. (9/11p)" Read
More at Hits Daily Double
24, 2012: WOLV3S (Portsmouth) Wolv3s caught
my ear by his performance of traditional "Country Blues." By
"Country Blues" I am referring to the field songs and call-and-response
style blues (with little or no instrumentation) throughout the rural south
at the turn of the 20th century prior to the mass migration of people
north seeking jobs in the growing industrialized cities of the North,
which resulted in development of "City Blues" and later jazz,
big band, etc. Check out the song "SHIVREN" which is
only harp and vocal. I found WOLV3S different, interesting, and thought
provoking and thought I would share the news because you just don't hear
any artist (especially a young artist) doing this style of blues music
anywhere. It is such a bygone style. MORE
INFO ON WOLV3S HERE
AUGUST 16, 2012: NEW ALTERNATIVE
ARTIST COMMONZENZ ADDED. In addition to the Add, we thought this video
from CommonZenz was cool for both the "live" performances by
CommonZenz and the dance performance by the FAMU Strikers.
performs two original songs ("Revolution") and ("I Can't
Wait") as part of WORLD BALLET'S - "ROCK THE DIAMOND,"
with dance performances by THE FAMU STRIKERS. Video produced by Gainesville
Florida Dance-Filmmaker Salam Tims.
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AUGUST 9, 2012: NEW PROGRAMMING.
is programming and writing all of the code for some superb new upgrades
to rgw soundwerkz' design, layout, and performance. Stay tuned as new
features come online over the next few months.
AUGUST 4, 2012, HEAVY MEDAL: Linkin
Park co-producer and co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda has composed the original
in-game scores for Electronic Arts’ upcoming video game, MEDAL OF HONOR
WARFIGHTER, from Danger Close Games. In addition, the band’s warrior-inspired
“Castle of Glass,” is included on their recently released chart-topping
Warner Bros. album, Living Things. Consistent with the dramatic themes
and authentic action within the game, the song looks at the life of a
soldier, while the forthcoming video, which will debut in Oct., elaborates
on the many sacrifices they and their families make. The clip is the result
of direct collaboration between members of Linkin Park and Danger Close
Games. Produced by Digital Domain and Danger Close, it will feature a
mix of live action footage edited with gameplay recordings taken from
the Medal of Honor Warfighter, which comes out in North America Oct. 23.
27, 2012 - INDUSTRY NEWS ARTICLE: POP GOES
THE CUTTING EDGE: People are talking about how pop the Green Day,
Killers and No Doubt singles are—an apparent manifestation of the dramatic
revitalization of the Modern Rock format in recent months .... [m]any
believe Dualtone’s Lumineers or Republic’s Of Monsters and Men will be
the next alt-rock band to cross over and break wide open. (HitsDailyDouble
Reserved For Future Content
| UPDATE JUNE 2012
UPDATE JUNE 2012: Now
signed to eONE Music. Their second album “War Of Angels” (produced by
John Karkazis - Staind, Sevendust, Disturbed, Three Doors Down, more)
was released on last summer. The band is currently on tour with FIVE
FINGER DEATH PUNCH and they continue the road grind. Rock Radio is onboard
with their latest single. We also note the band co-wrote a track with
Mick Mars and the video can be viewed at POPEVIL.COM.
Reserved For Future Content
THE ELEPHANT (Formerly known as "Perfect
Confusion") signed to SONY ENTERTAINMENT. As "Perfect
Confusion" the band was featured on Soundwerkz (January, 2005). Reminiscent
of Beck meets Blind Melon, Joy Division, mix a little Jet and a pinch
of Sublime and it's a very hip thing. "BEAT YOUR EARDRUMS"
sounds like an IPOD Commercial waiting to happen (which, given the
power of that media, could launch the band into the stratoshere on its
own merit). "LIVE FOR THE DAY" is a fresh sound. Guitar
tones and musicianship are superb. The lyric and song are rather infectious
and both grow on you.
2011 UPDATE: The band's sophomore release is in stores and we will
be doing a bit of commentary (as a project of sorts) giving our opinions
on record label politics, radio airplay, sales numbers and the affect
of the foregoing on the artistry, vision, and writing of the band. These
guys are one of my favorite bands based on their original demos (which
never made their 1st record) as well as the tracks that made the first
record (simply a superb album!).
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17, 2013: UPLUG.TV
VENTURE RADIO SHOW
TOMORROW - FRIDAY, MAY 17 at 2.30pm (EDT) or 3:30 (CDT)
with Beckski from Planet Beckski. FEATURED BANDS: The Grenadiers,
The Foothill Tribe, Sonic Stereo Club, HypnoBeam, Mixfitz International,
DJ Nunzio & Claudio Ciccone Bros.
in online for "Beckski's Bonanza" every Friday Night on Venture
Radio (United Kingdom)
TV & Venture Radio (UK) Montse Perez
(of UPlug.TV) has teamed up with Beckski (from Planet Beckski) to broadcast
unsigned music on Venture Radio each Friday night @ 8.30mp (UK Time).
Venture Radio can be heard
online and goes out via FM on The Mill Radio across the Isle of Man as
well as the App "Tunein Radio." Venture Radio is based in the
UK and fully licensed with an established listener base. Tune in this
coming Friday, May 17th at Venture
Radio (Frday afternoon at 2:30pm (CST) or 3:30pm (EST) for Beckski's
DIFFERENT TYPE OF FEATURE COMING SOON. We
have a couple of new features that are different coming soon. The new
features will showcase drawings and paintings from two talented musicians
who are also talented painters (BOBBY SELVAGGIO & LEE MULLINS). Check
back as we will be featuring a few jpegs of these two artists paintings
and/or drawings. Cool stuff.
2013: THE GRAMMYS.
I enjoyed the Grammys this year. It was refreshing to see some new faces
in the rock artist categories this year.
SAYS ROCK HAS FLED? Is
rock returning to its beginnings as a sub-culture? Or is it that rock
is so far along in the life cycle of the genre that it has become over-sold
to the point that the labels who still invest in and put out rock albums
are approaching generic status in terms of putting out basically the same
brand/style of musical sound but with slightly different trim packaging?
any 15 - 25 year olds really care about the musicians in the new rock
bands, whose songs they download for free? Just asking silly questions
. . . we certainly have no answers, but somebody needs to ask these questions.
Perhaps a study should be funded.
is undeniable a cultural shift has occurred. Is there an upside to the
Intellectual Property as we know it is no more. A
good friend of mine (and long time music producer, artist, musician, and
computer guru) said those words to me a few months back, and the more
I think on his position, the more I think he might just be right - at
least in terms of protectng audio recordings.
20, 2013: I recently heard a comment
on this issue by Mrs. Wilson the other day during an interview with HEART
about the band's selection to headline an upcoming 1st ever YOUTUBE "LIVE"
Concert event with an expected viewership in the 100s of Millions Online
(that's insane). Anyway, Wilson was commenting on social media and how
it has changed the music business and the world artists must now navigate
through and live in. She commented that social media makes it harder to
get paid as an artist, but also that it causes the artists to work harder
for a lot less pay, and perhaps that was not a bad thing because it might
separate those in it for the cash from those in it because they are true
artists and doing what they have a passion and desire to do - to create,
record, and perform music.
think music that touches people, regardless of genre, will always survive
and prosper ... perhaps that's why some of the new artists on the Grammys
were actually on the show? Labels will always manufacture pop artists
and pop songs ... that's just the business of pop music, but does manufacturing
rock bands really work? Sometimes maybe. I can think of at least one band
that was manufactured and has enjoyed alot of success. But most times
this appropach probably does not work in the world of rock. Maybe new
rock bands should record some quality songs written by great songwriters
instead of making an album with 1 decent song followed by 11 or 12 turds?
But keep in mind, money and radio airply CAN polish a turd into a hit.
After a song is played 7,000 times ... people tend to learn the song and
start believing it to be a good song, even if it's not.
AUG. 21, 2012: LISTENER COMMENTS
- Check out what the "East Village Vampire" had to say
about The Foothill Tribe's track "World Upside Down" = "Listen
up people, I defy anyone to show me a better [Soundcloud] upload in recent
memory. I don't usual swear, but this is FUCKING brilliant!" Stream
the track below and read the rest of the comments.
AUERBACHIf you enjoy authentic rootsy blues rock, check
out Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) DANAUERBACHMUSIC
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SOUNDWERKZ: MUSIC IS OUR PASSION! Soundwerkz Entertainment
is owned and operated by life-long musician, songwriter, music fan,
and Entertainment Attorney Rob Gilmore. In the beginning (1999) Soundwerkz
was one of the original pioneers of online independent A&R work
and websites. Our goal is the discovery of new music, bands and artists
- and offering the selected artists a way and means (free of charge)
to get their songs heard and reviewed by the major label A&R Reps
and others in the music industry in positions to actually help the artists.
And we have been successful, but there's much work left to do!
Over the past 14 years, we have built our credibility, reputation,
and personal relationships in the music business through old-fashioned
dedication, persistence, hard work, mutual respect, and with our ears
and passion for music.
We have introduced recommended bands direct to the major label reps
who signed them. We've assisted in their record deals and watched with
pride as their albums were recorded and released and their singles achieved
top ten radio airplay success nationwide. We've opened doors for artists
and musicians with managers, producers, labels, studios, gigs, and in
alot of other ways. But there is much work left to do and we continue
to pursue our goal of helping expose bands and artists to realize their
dream of having a career in music. As musicians and music fans, we are
passionate about music - we love it, we live it, we share it. At the
end of the day, Soundwerkz is a labor of love and that passion shows.
INDEPENDENT ONLINE MUSIC MAGAZINE. We are expanding Soundwerkz
and moving toward an independent online music magazine (or E-Zine) status.
Robert A. Gilmore, Esq., Founder, Soundwerkz Ent.