Steel Standing TX - Black Cat

Steel Standing TX – Black Cat

 

 

 

 

 

Steel Standing TX - Black Cat

Steel Standing TX – Black Cat

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME:  Steel Standing TX

 

SONG TITLE: Black Cat

 

ALBUM TITLE: Black Cat – Single

 

RELEASE DATE: 12/2/2018

 

GENRE: Blues

 

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Steel Standing TX is from Spicewood, a lakefront suburb of Austin, TX (Live music capital of the world).

 

They have been described as “Blues meets 60’s Psychedelic” with their growing eclectic catalog of original tunes.

 

 

All members contribute their songwriting skills equally to this four piece band consisting of David Houston-Percussion, Leo Maurer-Guitar and Vocals, Roger Kinzel-Bass and Vocals and Leslie Adams-Vocals and Guitar.

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Go into detail on why you decided to choose music as a career.

We all started studying music in school with band and choir etc.  All of us are passionate about music.  We were all surrounded and influenced by some of the greatest musicians who performed back in the early days of The Austin, TX music scene.  Musicians like Rocky Erickson, the Allman Brothers, Freddie King and Johnny Winter.

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans on your music.

Our fans continuously tell us how much they enjoy our energy and that we do more than just play music, we give a live performance that is memorable.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

Social media has become the lifeline for communicating music all over the world.  It allows us to reach people who in a way we couldn’t imagine possible in the span of our careers.

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Tell us how you record your song.

The latest songs were recorded at the Congress House Recording Studio, one of Austin’s oldest established and iconic studios.

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Tell us the story behind the song.

The story was written by David Houston, our drummer.  He says it was inspired by a visit to a friend’s house and a chance sighting of his elusive black cat named Oracle.  The cat strutted past like he was the king of the neighborhood.  He was the biggest, toughest cat around.

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State your musical skills.

We are a four person band.

 

David Houston:

Songwriter/Drums/Percussion/ Vocals

 

Leo Maurer:

Songwriter/Lead Guitar/Lap Slide/Vocals

 

Roger Kinzel:

Songwriter/Electric Bass/ Upright Bass/ Vocals

 

Leslie Adams:

Songwriter/Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Percussion.

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Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.

Have you ever woken up at 3 a.m. and had a song in your head? You get up and write the words down then take it to the band and develop the melody. Some songs have been completed in a day others take more time to develop.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

Some lyrics come from inspirational experiences and others from spontaneous reactions.  Sometimes a melody gets in your head first and you write the lyrics to match.

 

Music is a creative experience and it doesn’t often follow a set pattern.  It sometimes takes the collaboration of the entire band.

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Discuss music in full details.

Music is the universal language.  If music is good, it will invoke an emotional response regardless of who you are or what circumstance you are in.

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State your five favourite genres of music with reasons.

Blues: It’s the root of the American South.  It was extremely influential to modern music.

 

Rock: It was the heartbeat of young America.

 

Punk: It gives you the frenzied release of emotions.

 

Reggae: Very relaxing in some form yet in other forms was the political voice of an oppressed people.

 

Psychedelic: Just groovy!

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Discuss your rehearsal.

Rehearsals are determined by the immediate need of the week.

 

We usually dedicate time to running the set list for an upcoming gig although we reserve special time to work through our entire catalog.  We schedule special work days for new original or cover tunes.

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State your favorite musical instruments.

Our guitarist, Leo prefers his Jazz Master guitar and his Telecaster.  Acoustically, he uses a Taylor.

 

David’s leaning is to Gretch and DW drums for their unique sound. Acoustically, he uses a slap top Cajon combined with a bass Cajon.

 

Where Roger is proficient in the upright for acoustic, he prefers to rip it up on the Gibson Grabber.

 

Leslie uses her Di’Angelica acoustic and she enjoys playing percussion on the Dembe.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

The minute we hit the stage, we pour our heart into it and give a performance that they will remember!  People tell us “you guys have so much fun!”  And we truly are!

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Discuss your personality in full details.

Leslie Adams is a true blues woman.  Her songs come from experience and she expresses them with that “I’ve been there girl” attitude.  Her fiery stage presence and big vocals bring the house down.

 

Leo Maurer brings to the stage his masterful leads and David Byrne-Like vocals combined with intelligent songwriting skills that electrify the stage.

 

David Houston never misses a beat.  His technical proficiency and passionate performance along with his mad song writing skills make him a cut above.

 

Roger Kinzel exudes an on stage energy that is contagious.  This gifted bassist infuses the atmosphere with his song lyrics and powerhouse vocals.

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Discuss your music career.

We are all seasoned musicians.  We started at a young age. Together we have a creative synergy that is uncommon in this industry.

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List your previous feature.

Steel Standing has been featured in Texas Rebel Radio, Austin Blues Radio.

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Share your memorable experiences with us.

With us, we have had too many to count.  Every show is a memorable experience

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

We are made of Steel and still standing regardless of life’s challenges.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The title of the song is Black Cat.

 

 

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Maya Lavelle - House On A Rocky

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Maya Lavelle - House On A Rocky

Maya Lavelle – House On A Rocky

 

 

 

 

Maya Lavelle releases a stunning video for the song entitled ‘House On A Rocky’.

 

She is getting more fans with the release of this remarkable song.

 

Video is dramatic and entertaining.

 

Video is rich of costumes.

 

She drives her fans with her angelic vocals.

 

Her performance is impressive.

 

She is very consistent in her performance.

 

Maya is a Dutch singer-songwriter who is the maker of her music.

 

– Broadtube Music Channel

 

Hailing from the Netherlands Maya Lavelle has a background in contemporary music, winning several awards.

 

Her music grounded on experimentation and providing musical elements that are challenging, exciting and original.

 

Maya produces her own samples to enrich arrangement, not imprisoned by standards and trends in music she composes and produces cinematic arrangements permeated with electronic and classical music styles.

 

She was featured on BBC introducing.

 

Maya has achieved placements with Spotify’s discover weekly and release radar and over 500k views on This Ain’t The End on her own YouTube channel.

 

Her single ‘Ben’ reached number 1 in the Netherlands iTunes charts and peaked at number 77 in the UK.

 

House on a Rocky Road is part of her forthcoming album, inspired by experiences from living in Amsterdam, Los Angeles and London and the process took just over 5 years from concept to completion because of creating rich arrangements in perfect counterpoint to convey the journey of quirky places and edgy characters whom you will find throughout the album.

 

On the release Maya Lavelle says House on a Rocky Road is a song that represents the Universe where I can meet with all my monsters. Most of them are lovely, but misunderstood creatures.

 

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Lydia Briggs – Down

Lydia Briggs – Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lydia Briggs – Down

Lydia Briggs – Down

 

 

 

 

Fifteen-year-old singer and songwriter Lydia Briggs impacts fans with her remarkable song entitled ‘Down.’

 

The incredible performance of this young talented singer will put the audience in a dilemma.

 

Lydia sings like a professional singer.

 

Lydia will thrill listeners with her angelic voice.

 

Her performance is credible.

 

We look forward to hearing more hit songs from Lydia Briggs.

 

– Broadtube Music Channel

 

Cleveland-based singer/songwriter makes her label debut with her powerful single ‘Down’.

 

This 15-year-old musician’s work is rich of pure voice; jazz-influenced piano; and thoughtful orchestration.

 

 

Reflecting her idol, Regina Spektor, Briggs’ brain-voice connection runs from her fingers to her heart – singing and playing the piano as one entity.

 

 

The world in words captured by Briggs creates vivid stories based on personal experiences.

 

 

Her voice warns of cruelty and oppression in “Down”…

 

 

These moments point to an artist wise beyond her years.

 

 

Born and raised a mile from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Lydia Briggs has been playing piano non-stop since the age of 5.

 

From the start, she created her and held performances for schoolyard friends.

 

At 13, she wrote her own material.

 

At 14, she filed for her first business, Gin House Records.

 

She copyrighted her songs, and at 15 walked into the studio to record with legendary producer, Jim Wirt.

 

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Nina Nesbitt - Is It Really Me You're Missing

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Nina Nesbitt - Is It Really Me You're Missing

Nina Nesbitt – Is It Really Me You’re Missing

 

 

 

 

Scottish singer-songwriter and musician Nina Nesbitt drops another hit song after the release of ‘Colder’ entitled ‘Is It Really Me You’re Missing’.

 

Few minutes into the video features Nina with a horse while she sings.

 

Later minutes into the video features Nina in more captivating scenes than the earlier scene.

 

Video is stunning overall.

 

Song is melodic.

 

Her powerful vocal brings the best out of the song.

 

– Broadtube Music Channel

 

 

Nesbitt has two top 40 singles and is best known for her single “Stay Out”, which peaked at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart in April 2013.

 

Nina Nesbitt dropped her first official release, ‘The Apple Tree’, in April 2012.

 

‘The Apple Tree’ reached Number 6 on the iTunes download charts after getting airplay on BBC Radio 1, and reached the top of the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

 

She later released The Way in the World EP and single on 23 July 2013 as a follow-up to “Stay Out”.

 

Nina recorded a version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” in August 2013 for a new John Lewis advertising campaign, charting at number 61.

 

Nesbitt dropped her first album, Peroxide, on 17 February 2014.

 

As a songwriter, she has penned for many artists – including Jessie Ware (‘Slow Me Down’ from the 2017 ‘Glasshouse’ album), Olivia Holt (her debut single ‘Phoenix’), Don Diablo (‘Put It On’) and The Shires (three songs on their ‘My Universe’ album).

 

She started music production from her own Nightwatch Studio in 2017.

 

Her first production was the intro single to her upcoming second album “The Moments I’m Missing”.

 

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