Ronald Simone

Ronald Simone

 

 

 

Ronald Simone

Ronald Simone

 

 

 

Ronald Simone

 

Discuss your music career.

This project started in 2013, with my first EP “Watching The Stars”. It all began when I included Sinatra songs in my live set, and was overwhelmed with the audience response, although I know I don’t sound anything like him, I just couldn’t resist writing some songs in that style. Stuart of One Night Stand Music said of “How Are You Today” – Once more another outstanding track, please keep sharing your music with us”.

 

 

This encouragement gave me the confidence to continue, so I hired a new arranger and a new producer who were willing to help me experiment with the sound.

 

 

In the second EP “Swing Sensation” you can hear that start to happen, but as the lyric states at the end of verse two of “Win Win Win” This race is sealed and signed.

 

 

“Win Win Win” is my third EP and I’m certain that we now have the musical signature that is Ronald Simone, which is epitomised in the title track. The lush backing vocals blended with a jazz pop vibe make listeners sit up and take notice and the excitement is tangible. I signed my first contract with Joey Welz of Canadian American Records in 2013 and have since had interest from several sync licensing companies, but it’s this EP that’s ready for radio. The Next EP Coming Soon is “Time”.

 

 

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Forrest Hill

Forrest Hill

 

Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Forrest Hill, began writing music while hitchhiking across the country through post-Vietnam America. He encountered plenty of suffering along the way, as well as people working to make a positive change in the world. These experiences have continued to provide him with lyrical inspiration and shaped his musical career choices throughout his life.

Growing up in Detroit, Forrest grew to love Motown, Funk and Jazz. He eventually moved to Boston and co-founded the funk rock band Judy’s Tiny Head (JTH), which released two EPs including the 1985 single “My Car”, a rap diatribe on material excess and the human spirit. “My Car” enjoyed copious amounts of air play in Boston and became a top hit on college radio. JTH went on to performed with the Violent Femmes, Run DMC, Deborah Harry, Paul Young and Aimee Mann and record with famed music producer Teddy Riley.

After earning a PhD, Forrest resettled in Northern California and in 2016 released his first solo album “Rust”. The album received heavy airplay on college radio throughout the country and garnered TV licensing agreements on TLC network, The Discovery network, The Netflix series “Bill Nye Saves the World” and several others.

Forrest has just finished a new twelve song album entitled “ShadowLight”. The songs incorporate cellos, horns, and background vocals by the fabulous T Sisters to give this indie folk album a lush heartfelt style. Beholden to no single formula, the writing is influence by such artist as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, The Talking Heads, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Munford & Sons and others.

Forrest currently plans to release several singles from ShadowLight in 2018 and hopes to increase his fan base, build a strong following on Spotify, YouTube and other streaming platforms, and garner more TV and Movie production deals.

 

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Todd Curry

 

Todd A Curry “The Toad” SINGER/SONG WRITER

 

Todd considers himself to be an “Okay Singer, moderately cool sax and flute player, a song writer, a published author, pretty scary pilot, and a damn good looking man”. What he actually is- is a highly decorated retired Police Detective Sargent who’s list of accomplishments far surpass many who were in his line of work. Some of the positions he gained expertise status and notoriety was as a Police patrol dog handler, Covert Narcotics investigator, Anti-terrorism investigator, Criminal Analyst and instructor.

 

He began playing the sax and flute when he was 10 and stopped playing after graduating high school. He then joined the service and spent 10 years working undercover narcotics with the Military Police Corp. and Criminal Investigations Division (CID). He left the service and became a cop, retiring in 2006. It was not until 2014 that he decided to get back into music. It’s ironic and hard to believe that after a 37 year hiatus from music, he has easily managed to jump back into it.

 

Todd is only interested in writing and playing his own music. His songs vary in genre which is unique in it of itself. He has often said; “I’m not looking to write a #1 hit. I’m simply documenting my life story though music. You’re either gonna like them or not. My only intent is to get one of these songs put in a commercial or movie or sold to a ‘True’ artist who can take them to another level. It’s not about money; it’s about being remembered after I’m gone….what better Way to be remembered”.

 

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Jazzy LG

Jazzy LG

 

From Detroit Michigan, Jazzy LG (Larry Griggs) discovered his love of music at the age of 12. He used to walk around with a portable Casio keyboard, and discovered he could play back popular songs from the radio from memory, one note at a time. This discovery eventually led to a desire to expand on his talent, as he took lessons in middle school, playing the alto clarinet, and learning basic music theory.

 

Being raised by a single parent, after leaving Detroit, and moving to Columbus, Ohio, his options were limited. He wanted to participate in sports, but they were hard to commit to, as times were tough financially. He knew survival came first, so he had to work while going to school to help his mother make ends meet. He later joined the military, still clinging to the dream of music fame and fortune, meeting a multitude of talented artists and producers from around the country, and even running into Phillip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire) at a Denver Airport on the way to Basic Training. Only fragments of his dream ever truly surfaced, while opening up for Hip hop legends KRS-One, and Ice Tee in San Antonio, Texas, June of 1985. KRS-One actually wanted to take some of his music back to New York, but alas, with no real knowledge of the industry, that didn’t happen. Ice Tee called their group ‘the next generation of hip hop’, due to their (rapping and singing, while playing live music, supplemented by a DJ). The direction of his style at that time was rudimentary and vague. It primarily consisted of ‘club tracks’, ‘money’ and ‘hoes’, (most of which you hear on the radio today) which left him with an empty feeling.

 

Having been raised in the church, he came to realize his true style and calling, gospel music. Not traditional gospel music though: the same vibe that you would get from mainstream industry artists: nice beats, smooth harmonies, catchy hooks, crisp production and engineering, but with a message focused on hope and redemption. Ironically, his estranged father, during his entire musical journey, had withheld a vital piece of information that could have shaved 20 years off of his lifetime struggle to ‘catch a break’. It was revealed on father’s day 2007, that Jazzy was in fact related to none other than the founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy! (He is a first cousin). This revelation was absolutely mind blowing. It seemed like a cruel joke, or twist of fate. However, due to the fact that his music now had a dedicated path and a calling much higher than fame or financial gain, it became a moot point. A higher power was definitely at work, and his path was clear. He makes music to inspire, with a path to greatness that is measured by inspiring the greatness in others.

 

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Original Motion Picture Score - Deadpool 2 -On Sony Music Australia

Original Motion Picture Score “Deadpool 2” On Sony Music Australia

 

 

 

 

DEADPOOL 2

 

Original Motion Picture Score

 

Original Music by Tyler Bates

 

 

Sony Music proudly announces the release of DEADPOOL 2 (Original Motion Picture Score) with original music by award-winning composer Tyler Bates  (Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Dead).

 

The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 11 and on CD on May 18, 2018. The film will be released on May 16, 2018.

 

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

 

Directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand and Jack Kesy.

 

 

TYLER BATES:

With an innate understanding of an environment’s power, perhaps it’s no coincidence that Tyler Bates has become not only an artisan at architecting music for film, television, and video games, but an in-demand multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. Through the nineties, he logged 1,200-plus live shows in his bands, including Pet, released on Igloo/Atlantic Records, under the guidance of Tori Amos, before segueing into the world of film score. He started to make waves by creating the audio backdrop for the popular Zack Snyder Dawn of the Dead reboot in 2004 followed by his soundtrack for the filmmaker’s 300.

 

By 2017, he worked on the most successful franchises in recent memory: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and John Wick. In addition to composing for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 and winning a BMI Film Music Award for the first, he co-wrote and produced a fan favorite “disco version” of “Guardians Inferno” [feat. David Hasselhoff], performed the second installment’s score at the 2017 MOSMA Festival in Spain, and crafted the music for the Disney California Adventure attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout!

 

Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter 2 represents the nexus of his work as a composer, performer, and songwriter. He penned the closing credits tune “A Job To Do” alongside legendary Alice In Chains guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and performed on-screen during the climactic “Rock Opera” sequence, rocking a guitar-viol on stage with Le Castle Vania and Nostalghia. Samurai Jack offered a similar experience. After overseeing score production for Samurai Jack with composers, Joanne Higginbottom and Dieter Hartmann, he took the stage to perform a suite of the score at a sold-out Ace Theatre concert.

 

Samurai Jack just one of his many TV credits. His sonic presence can also be felt throughout Netflix’s The Punisher, Showtime’s Californication, Audience Network’s Kingdom, WGN America’s Salem, and more as well as video games such as Killzone: Shadow Fall, God of War: Ascension, Army of Two: The 40th Day, and most recently Crossfire.

 

2014 saw the birth of a powerful partnership with Marilyn Manson, touring the world. After meeting on a Californication performance, Bates went on to co-write and produce the 2015 epic, The Pale Emperor and the follow up in 2017, Heaven Upside Down. A runaway worldwide success, it achieved the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 at #6 and earned widespread critical acclaim with Rolling Stone hailing it as the “#1 Metal Album of 2015.”

 

Bates handled music for the blockbuster Atomic Blonde starring Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron. For the project, he also produced Health’s cover of “Blue Monday” and re-invigorated and revitalized Ministry’s “Stigmata” with Manson for key sequences in the film. On the big screen, he can be heard in the critically acclaimed The Belko Experiment as well as Public and 24 Hours to Live, while his voice permeates NETFLIX’s The Punisher and Season 2 of The Exorcist.

 

Deadpool 2 (Original Motion Picture Score) is the first score album to ever have a parental sticker.  “We’re thrilled to receive a ‘parental guidance’ tag on the score album!” says Tyler Bates.

 

 

FILM NAME:       Deadpool 2

 

 

COMPOSER:        Tyler Bates

 

 

DIGITAL RELEASE DATE:       11th May 2018

 

 

PHYSICAL RELEASE DATE: 18th May 2018

 

 

CAT NUMBER:    19075858922

 

 

 

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Ivar Sigurbergsson

Ivar Sigurbergsson

 

 

 

 

Ivar Sigurbergsson

Ivar Sigurbergsson

 

 

 

Ivar Sigurbergsson

 

 

Ivar, a musician and songwriter, has been a member of several bands but works independently today.

 

 

He was born in Iceland on a small volcanic island in the year when the Beatles released their first album. When he was ten years old, he and his family moved to escape the volcanic eruption.

 

 

At the same age, he learned his first guitar chords. That was the beginning of his musical career. Ivar and his friends founded their first band when he was about thirteen years old. They named the band “Make It” and often played at school dances. He and his friends would rehearse in the basement of his parents’ house. Many musicians rehearsed with them there. The best known of them was the Icelandic musician, Bjork.

 

 

As a teenager, Ivar studied both the classical guitar and the electric guitar. He later took some private classical piano lessons. For a while afterwards, he taught students to play the keyboard and guitar. Ivar went on to graduate from university with a B.Ed. degree.

 

As a schoolteacher, he has taught music education at public primary schools for several years.

 

 

Music is Ivar’s life and passion. He is a songwriter, a singer, and a guitar and keyboard player. The musical genre he plays could probably be classified as indie pop music. In addition, he enjoys listening to all kinds of music. Some of the musicians he appreciates include Bach, Paco de Lucia, Santana, U2, Bryan Ferry, Coldplay, and Adele. More than anything else, he enjoys producing music and playing for those who enjoy his music.

 

 

Ivar won The Akademia Music Award for Best Pop Song for ‘All The Colours’ in the April 2018 Akademia Music Awards!

 

 

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