JunSix

 

JunSix

 

JunSix

 

 

Alternative Christian Hip-Hop artist JunSix blends positive skillfully delivered lyrics over various music styles from gritty beats to EDM.

 

 

 

JunSix started emceeing after hearing “Raising Hell” by Run DMC at the age of 10 and has been doing it ever since. After performing in and winning a rap contest at 11, he decided that he wanted to make a career out of music. Since then, his music has allowed fans to get to know him as a battle emcee, a poet and a vocalist.

 

 

 

JunSix’s style has gotten him compared to the likes of Q-tip, Talib Kweli, Common and Ghostface. However, JunSix considers his influences to range from Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Rakim, Biggie, Tupac and Das EFX to Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye for various reasons. An “against the grain” artist, JunSix focuses on words which defines his style. He chooses to entertain as well as educate which results in lyrical content that leads into a catchy hook.

 

 

 

Musically, one can look for influences from soul and jazz to even rock.

 

 

 

A JunSix album takes you on a ride that goes from pure emceeing to feeling good to just bluntly giving you food for thought. Ultimately, his music is honest and reflects where he is when he writes what he writes.

 

 

 

JunSix hopes to be an important part of hip-hop history and make memorable music and ultimately and perhaps most importantly cultivate a spiritual curiosity.

 

 

 

“The challenge is to give the listener healthy food without taking away the flavor.”

 

 

 

Bon appetite!

 

 

 

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Jonathan Burkett

Jonathan Burkett

 

Jonathan Burkett

Jonathan Burkett

 

 

Jonathan Burkett

 

 

Recording artist Jonathan Burkett has taken on the daunting task of launching his brand as an all-out, up and coming music artist and he is doing so successfully. Besides delivering great music for the people, John brings to the forefront of his empire a story that his fans not only accept and embrace but, also relate to. Jonathan Burkett does not just perform raps over popular hip hop beats; he has defined himself as “much more than simple entertainment.” Shifting his focus from the conventions of mainstream music, John delivers a style that is positive and vibrant. His relentless pursuit to design music that challenges the current state of both the indie circuit and commercial mega brands. The depth of his style rests within his personal journey which can be experienced through his productions. Facing a potential life-threatening surgery in 2005, Jonathan Burkett set forth to triumph in the wake of trials and adversity. John Blake faced his obstacles head on, finding motivation through faith and later sharing that experience with others through music and other works. Although the rise to stardom is a feat in of itself, John does not give up pushing onward to achieve the success that he desires while still impacting the lives around him. Jonathan Burkett is not just a rapper; his experience extends far beyond music. He is an author, poet, and lyricist. He is a published author who has received raving reviews from critics abroad. His book “Neglected but Undefeated: The Life of A Boy Who Never Knew A Mother’s Love” is a riveting autobiography about John’s painful childhood and his journey to find love and acceptance. His brand encompasses a broad vision that he graciously shares with his fans.

 

 

 

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A.O.

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The Agency Operative

 

 

After picking up from Episode 1, The Agency Operative emerges with a new album Episode 2 – Agent on a Mission. Throughout his career, the agency operative has gone through a series of transformation to reach this point as a hip hop artist.  From writing in a journal to writing rhymes.   The Agency Operative went from playing trumpet to being a vocalist.

 

 

There was a setback in which AO had to take a hiatus.  Not seeing financial success on the first album, the Agency Operative was forced to hold back on setting out more projects.  The first project could’ve been the last.  The reason for making another project is AO does not give up so easily.  Even though Episode 1 did not reach financial success, the album did give AO a better look on how the music industry works.

 

 

 

Another reason for putting out another project is that the former graduate of TCNJ in 2009 has not seen much change in the economy.  The job market is still limited with job opportunities. Not much has changed from the first album in 2011 to the current album in 2015.   After graduation AO has only been working for jobs that are temporary and has not been offered a permanent position.  AO has decided to take his life in a new direction.

 

 

From the beginning AO was going by stage name King Kong.  The reason for the name change was due to getting legal rights to the name. King Kong came up with the name “The Agency Operative.”  Agency is an acronym (Agent Geared for Emissary to Navigate through Critical Conditions without Yielding).  Operative means secret agent.  The Agency Operative is the secret agent of The Agency Headquarters.  The Agency Headquarters is the name of the label.  The label was created in 2010 with the first single “So Hot.”

 

 

 

The Agency Operative is back on a mission.  The name of the album is Episode 2 – Agent on a Mission.  The album was released on iTunes and Google Play on December 11, 2015.  As an agent on a mission, the journey will continue to fulfill the mission statement.

 

 

 

The current status of A.O. is to continue with the mission.  Already putting in 7 years in the game and still going, A.O. strikes back with the third installment to his discography with Episode 3:  A Force to be Reckoned With.

 

 

 

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The Silvers

The Silvers

 

Throughout the 70s, the band Silver Laughter made a name for themselves by writing catchy, hook laden rock songs with more than a hint of Beatles influence and touring extensively throughout the United States. In their prime, tracks from the band’s two critically acclaimed albums and numerous singles could be heard on radio stations across the nation. Sadly, as the 70s drew to a close, the laughter stopped as the group disbanded.

 

In the years that followed, the band has been remembered and celebrated for their wonderful music. 2014 saw a Silver Laughter reunion when the band was inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their albums and singles have become sought after collectibles and plans to re-release the bands amazing catalog of music on a German re-issue label are underway.

 

Getting up on stage again for the Silver Laughter reunion has re-ignited the fires of inspiration in Silver Laughter bassist / vocalist / songwriter Mick Orton. Together with musicians Drew Youngs, Tom Kelley and Glenn Stone, Mick has begun a new chapter in his musical journey with his new band The Silvers!

 

Within just a few short months of starting the band, the guys have already assembled an impressive collection of songs that would fill close to two albums and are coming up with new material constantly! Big plans are underway for the band and all three members can’t wait to share their new songs with YOU!

 

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The Agency Operative

After picking up from Episode 1, The Agency Operative emerges with a new album Episode 2 – Agent on a Mission. Throughout his career, the agency operative has gone through a series of transformation to reach this point as a hip hop artist.  From writing in a journal to writing rhymes.   The Agency Operative went from playing trumpet to being a vocalist.

There was a setback in which AO had to take a hiatus.  Not seeing financial success on the first album, the Agency Operative was forced to hold back on setting out more projects.  The first project could’ve been the last.  The reason for making another project is AO does not give up so easily.  Even though Episode 1 did not reach financial success, the album did give AO a better look on how the music industry works.

 

Another reason for putting out another project is that the former graduate of TCNJ in 2009 has not seen much change in the economy.  The job market is still limited with job opportunities. Not much has changed from the first album in 2011 to the current album in 2015.   After graduation AO has only been working for jobs that are temporary and has not been offered a permanent position.  AO has decided to take his life in a new direction.

 

From the beginning AO was going by stage name King Kong.  The reason for the name change was due to getting legal rights to the name. King Kong came up with the name “The Agency Operative.”  Agency is an acronym (Agent Geared for Emissary to Navigate through Critical Conditions without Yielding).  Operative means secret agent.  The Agency Operative is the secret agent of The Agency Headquarters.  The Agency Headquarters is the name of the label.  The label was created in 2010 with the first single “So Hot.”

 

The Agency Operative is back on a mission.  The name of the album is Episode 2 – Agent on a Mission.  The album was released on iTunes and Google Play on December 11, 2015.  As an agent on a mission, the journey will continue to fulfill the mission statement.

 

The current status of A.O. is to continue with the mission.  Already putting in 7 years in the game and still going, A.O. strikes back with the third installment to his discography with Episode 3:  A Force to be Reckoned With.

 

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Alda Raven

Alda Raven

 

 

 

Alda Raven

Alda Raven

 

 

Alda Raven

 

 

 

Alda remakes her 1998 worldwide hit – Real Good Time

 

 

 

 

Popular singer, songwriter, Alda Bjork Olafsdottir, re-releases her 1998 global hit – Real Good Time, making it in a rockier way

 

 

 

 

Alda is an Icelandic singer and songwriter that started her career in the late eighties. Alda’s creativity and unique delivery of lyrics and word play helped her gain global prominence, winning the Best Female Vocalist in the Essex Awards in 1998. One of her works is “Real Good Time”, released in 1998, and almost immediately became a global hit. Alda has however re-released the song in a funkier and rockier way, without necessarily taking away the message of the song.

 

 

 

 

Alda is one of the few entertainers in the music industry that went against all odds and barriers to succeed and make a mark on the global stage. She had hits on practically all music charts across the globe from the UK to Spain, and even Japan. “Real Good Time” and “Girls Night Out” were tremendously successful, bringing her world recognition and fame. She went on to sell more than 5 million records globally, reiterating her position as a singer to reckon with in the world.

 

 

 

 

The re-creation of Real Good Time establishes Alda as one of the few evergreen entertainers, as she expresses her versatility and creativity in the new version of the hit single.

 

 

 

 

The old version of the song is available on YouTube as well as the re-created Real Good Time, providing her fans with nostalgia, while allowing the “new school” music lovers to have a feel of what good music feels like.

 

 

 

 

The new version of the song is available on YouTube and Amazon for global listening.

 

 

 

 

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Red Eye - Moroccan Fruit

Red Eye

 

Red Eye cover raw social, emotional and political issues based on the foundation that every song should carry a message.

Red Eye is centered on the music and lyrics of Trevor Perfect and features guest vocalists. Trevor plays all the instruments, slowly building up tracks and adding each instrument, layer by layer, until the song is complete.

 

Red Eye aim to address the lack of protest songs that exists today, compared with the rich tapestry of protest songs and singers of the past. To quote Patti Smith, “it is important … to communicate, to wake people up … We all have a voice. We have a responsibility to exercise it, to use it.”

 

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Peter Hostage

Peter Hostage

 

Born Hartford Ct., 1957; raised in Nashua, NH.

 

Taught himself guitar at age 10, piano at age 11.

 

Inspired by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Mike Bloomfield, Mississippi John Hurt, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Otis Spann, among many others.

 

1970’s – Played in bands through high school playing blues, country rock and classic R&B, started writing songs.

 

Attended New England Conservatory, then Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, 1978-82.

 

1980’s – Formed original bands that played throughout New England and opened for Taj Mahal, Dave Mason and Steve Forbert.

 

1986 – Released “Motion” an album of original “blue-eyed soul,” with 5 piece band.

 

1980’s – Began performing more jazz, as solo, trio and with big bands.

 

1990’s – Performed throughout New England as bandleader with trio and 6 piece swing & soul band.

 

1996 – Started teaching private music lessons full time.

 

1999 – Released “Do That,” a jazz trio CD featuring all original compositions.

 

2004 – Released “Swingin’ the Blues,” CD of original swing, blues and jazz with 9 piece band.

 

2008 – Released “American Standard Blue,” CD of classic standards and blues in solo, trio and 6 piece band formats.

 

2012 – Released “The Wayback Machine,” songs from the birth of jazz and blues. Peter performs on all of the instruments.

 

2000 – Present: Produces music for film & TV, Music featured on “Dateline NBC,” “Bad Girls Road Trip,” “Storage Wars,” and internationally.

 

2000 – Present: Engineers and produces CDs and demo recordings for local solo artists, rock bands and classical musicians.

 

2015 – Writing, arranging and recording new original music in the style of the American standards and blues.

 

 

Peter Hostage is a jazz/blues pianist/vocalist from New Hampshire, USA. He cites Ray Charles, Mose Allison, Dr. John, Bill Evans, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner and Louis Jordan among his major influences.

 

Mr. Hostage taught himself guitar and piano starting at the age of 10. The Beatles and Bob Dylan were his first major influences, but he was soon taken with the blues of B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Paul Butterfield, Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt.

 

Peter started gigging in his early teens as a solo guitarist/vocalist playing country blues at coffeehouses and house parties. That led to opportunities to play guitar and piano with local blues and R&B “bar” bands, though he was still under age for those kinds of gigs!

 

Peter attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, as a piano/composition major from 1978 until 1982. There he found a deep appreciation for jazz and improvisational music, and started performing jazz along with blues and classic R&B.

 

Mr. Hostage formed his own rock and R&B band in the early ’80s and in 1986 released his first album “Motion,” a collection of original “blue-eyed soul” songs. By the late ’80s he had also started performing with his jazz trio, and gigging with some area jazz big bands.

 

In 1999 Peter released his second original album, “Do That!” with his jazz trio. In 2001 he put together a 9 piece swing and jump blues band called the Peter Hostage Situation, and released an album, “Swingin’ the Blues,” of mostly original songs penned by Mr. Hostage. “American Standard Blue,” released in 2008, features jazz standards and blues covers, performed with his working band at that time.

 

In 2012, Peter recorded an album of “songs from the birth of jazz and blues,” called “The Wayback Machine.” On this recording, Mr. Hostage plays all of the instruments including piano, bass, organ drums, guitar and vocals.

 

Mr. Hostage continues “blurring the line between jazz and blues” with his newest (2018) release “Uptown,” on which he again performs all of the instruments. This album of 12 songs is written, arranged, recorded, produced and mastered by Peter in his modest home studio.

 

Mr. Hostage is a full-time music instructor with over 50 students per week, so touring is not an option right now. Instead, he will embark on his “World Wide Web” tour with live streaming concerts from his home studio broadcast to Facebook Live and concert streaming websites. He is also writing songs for a new release planned for 2019.

 

 

 

Major Influences:

The Beatles, BB King, Otis Spann, Joe Turner, Louis Jordan, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Mose Allison, Ray Charles, Dr John, Professor Longhair, Paul Butterfield, Hank Jones, Aretha, Red Garland, many more!

Records on Blue Note, Stax/Volt, Atlantic, Motown, Prestige, Minit, Impulse.

 

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