Evan at Studio Pros - Ellen When She Smiled

Evan at Studio Pros

 

 

 

 

 

Evan at Studio Pros - Ellen When She Smiled

Evan at Studio Pros – Ellen When She Smiled

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Evan at Studio Pros

 

SONG TITLE: Ellen When She Smiled

 

Music by John Dusenberry and Allan Provost

 

RELEASE DATE: 9/14/2017

 

GENRE: Jazz/Pop/Soul

 

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Discuss your past.

I was born in New York City, and raised in Huntington Station on the north shore of Long Island. I began my musical life as a trombone player in the award-winning Walt Whitman high school jazz band led by pioneer jazz educator Clem DeRosa. Highlights include broadcasting on Voice of America, playing at Leonard Bernstein’s home in Fairfield Connecticut, appearances on national television, and performing with guest soloists such as Phil Woods, Urbie Green, and Marion McPartland.

 

After graduating from Lehigh University, I studied trombone at the Navy School of Music with trombone virtuoso Tom Ervin; and after leaving the Navy I studied with Ned Meredith of the San Francisco Symphony. A growing interest in composition led me to study counterpoint privately with Will Johnson (Princeton, Cal Berkeley); and after settling in the Los Angeles area, music composition with Morten Lauridsen, Robert Linn, James Hopkins, and Anthony Vazzana at USC, and film scoring with Don Ray at UCLA.

 

Shortly after this composition training I wrote a song that was performed by a singer/guitar player who had worked a great deal in Las Vegas.  Hearing him sing it opened a new area I hadn’t thought of – songwriting. Since then I’ve been writing both songs and instrumental music evenings and weekends, while working in the computer and computer game field.

 

The very positive response to my songs, as well as to my instrumental music, has been rewarding and encouraging. So, I continue to write.

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Discuss music royalties and how to get paid.

I receive payments from TuneCore for sales and from ASCAP for radio play and other public performances.

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List the names of your biggest supporters.

Award winning computer game composer Garry Schyman is a great supporter of my music.  He especially likes this song, “Ellen When She Smiled”, and another as well – “Green”…

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Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.

It’s pretty simple: I love music, and I find a great deal of satisfaction creating new music.

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Discuss your experience as an artist.

Briefly though, I started as a trombone player in an award winning jazz band, and went on to study music composition at USC. Since then I’ve been writing both instrumental music and songs.

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Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

Working outside the music world and it took me away from personal contacts with people in the industry.

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Discuss the story behind the song.

Lyricist Allan Provost sent me the lyric. He wanted a specific name in the song, but couldn’t decide which two-syllable name to use. I said, how about my fiancé’s name, Ellen? She has a beautiful smile. So, Ellen it became.

 

We were both very happy with the version Evan did at Studio Pros, as well as the piano work by Mark (who had been playing for Aretha Franklin, when she didn’t do her own piano playing).

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Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.

Be yourself – write from your experiences and your feelings.

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Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.

Lyrics in this song are by Allan Provost. I also write lyrics, and in this area I always want to avoid clichés. It’s not something I tend to write, but it’s something I never want to write.

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List your best artists with reasons.

Michael Buble – great sound, and rhythmic phrasing a la Sinatra.

 

Paul McCartney – great melodies, great lyrics, great voice – innovative.

 

Lady Gaga – her voice, and ability to sing big production uptempo, as well as intimate introspective songs.

 

Aretha Franklin – voice, phrasing, rhythm, soul – she had it all.

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Discuss your existence as an artist.

My goal is to write music and songs that mean something to people – Something good to leave behind.

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Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing the society and the solution.

Entrenched sides in politics and society as a whole. More kindness, and more use of reason are needed most of all.

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Discuss your songwriting and recording.

I write most days – it’s just what I do and who I am. I don’t think about it ahead of time – I just do it. I’m more intuitive about my music, even though I can be analytical.

 

After some years I was able to find a first-rate recording studio – StudioPros.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

As the writer, my name is my own.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Ellen When She Smiled – It could be a song about someone who has passed away, or someone who is still alive, but gone from the singer’s life for some undisclosed reason.

 

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G.H. Hat + Mickey Shiloh - I Got a Problem

G.H. Hat – I Got a Problem

G.H. Hat + Mickey Shiloh – I Got a Problem

 

 

 

 

 

G.H. Hat + Mickey Shiloh - I Got a Problem

G.H. Hat + Mickey Shiloh – I Got a Problem

 

 

 

 

G.H. Hat + Mickey Shiloh – I Got a Problem

 

I Got a Problem produced by G.H Hat and featuring Mickey Shiloh stands out as one of the finest remixes to date.

 

A perfect mix of electronic beat with compelling female vocals that are so entertaining from the start to the end of the song. ‘I Got a Problem’ is melodic and appealing.

 

Vocals are very smooth and well harmonized with the pleasing instrumentation.

 

Production is noteworthy which makes the vocals clear. This song is superb in terms of production and mixing.

 

Hat is a multi-genre producer; remixer; composer and performer. With 290 Classical tracks under his belt; G.H. Hat entered the instrumental EDM arena in 2016, and with his first two releases he found himself on the SoundCloud Top 50 charts and having several songs selected for Spotify official Playlists. In 2017; G.H.

 

Hat entered the Pop/Dance vocal arena with his first release: “I Got A Problem (I Wonder…) featuring Mickey Shiloh. This song made it to two Billboard Charts in 2017.

 

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N B + Shauny Roulette - Whats Going On

N B – What’s Going On

N B + Shauny Roulette – What’s Going On

 

 

 

 

 

N B + Shauny Roulette - Whats Going On

N B + Shauny Roulette – Whats Going On

 

 

 

 

N B + Shauny Roulette – What’s Going On

 

Norris Bennett A.K.A. N.B the Rapper/Sanger Dude was born in Douglas, GA. N.B moved around a lot as a child due to his father’s career in the military. While constantly traveling, and discovering different cultures as well as environments, doors were opened to many things. Eventually, it turned into his life’s mission to become an entertainer. Starting around the age of four N.B would sing as well as perform for family, friends, neighbors, and anyone around who was willing to listen. Whenever music came on, N.B was front, and center doing his thing. That was the start of his lifelong passion for music, singing, performing, as well as all-around entertaining. Having a vision of controlling his own destiny N.B decided to make it happen independently for himself, and South Georgia as a whole. N.B became a man on a mission, to be heard, seen as well as taken seriously in the music industry. He set his sights on mastering his singing voice. Shortly after that N.B began to rap.

 

In 2006 he decided to quit his job to pursue music full time. Although his influences are T.I, Ludacris, R. Kelly, Musiq Soulchild, T-Pain, and Usher; N.B strives to be different, while standing out as an entertainer that’s continuing to grow and develop his talents.

 

In 2010 he relocated to Florida, one of the best decisions he’s made in his career. He began doing shows in Orlando, Daytona, and other parts of Florida, doing both radio and magazine interviews, mixtapes, and even making his acting debut on TruTv’s South Beach Tow Season 3 episodes 16, 17, and 18. He also appeared in “Web Series” by Comedy Flo Entertainment. He also was on”Ballers” a new series for HBO staring Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson playing the part of Vernon’s Crew. He was also cast on Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 as a Paparazzi. N.B has also recently inked a co-publishing deal with Kicksta Muzik Publishing (BMI) to assist him with film and television placement opportunities. N.B has an EP out called “Mr will throw it” as well as other movie and TV acting roles…

 

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Lonnie Harrington - A Desire Beyond

Lonnie Harrington – A Desire Beyond

 

 

 

 

 

Lonnie Harrington - A Desire Beyond

Lonnie Harrington – A Desire Beyond

 

 

 

 

 

Lonnie Harrington – A Desire Beyond

 

Guitarist, percussionist, singer, songwriter Lonnie Harrington has been strumming, hitting, and singing his way throughout the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada for more than 45 years spanning many musical styles. As a leader and sideman he’s performed in diverse night club and concert venues such as SOB’s, The Blue Note, The Village Gate, Tramps, The Cornelia Street Café, The Shrine, Bostons’ Summerthing, and The Sugar Shack , Summerstage, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Symphony Space, among others. From Rocker days in the early 70’s New York City, he went on to perform in several Boston based Soul/R&B bands from February 73 through September 76. Returning to NYC he was in on the birth of the World Beat scene, performing with one of the first bands to play at the now renowned SOBs. He led his own ensemble from 86 through 95 on the local scene and around the greater New York area. He continues to perform as a sideman with different ensembles based in New York City.

 

In 2008 he teamed up with singer/songwriter Ruben Gonzalez, performing in the greater New York Area as “Grooves of the Hemisphere”. He’s performed with Kandia Crazy Horse’s Cactus Rose, and was a guest on Martha Redbones’ album “Garden of Love”. Since 1992, he has sung with New York City based Native American Drum Groups such as the Drum Circle Singers, The Iron Feather Singers, and sits in regularly with the Red Thunder Bear Singers. His album Northern Tropicale and Other Romantic Illusions was released in September 2017. The music represents the many influences of genres he’s comfortable performing in.

 

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Sweet Lu Olutosin + Donald Brown - I Love you More than you'll ever know

Sweet Lu Olutosin

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Lu Olutosin + Donald Brown - I Love you More than you'll ever know

Sweet Lu Olutosin + Donald Brown – I Love you More than you’ll ever know

 

 

 

 

Sweet Lu Olutosin + Donald Brown – I Love you More than you’ll ever know

 

With a Billboard #1 Traditional Jazz album to his credit and a mission to Rejuvenate the Souls of audiences everywhere, Sweet Lu Olutosin continues to shine the light of his “Spirit Music” around the world!

 

Whether it’s headlining at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, playing the Teatro Rendano in Consenza, Italy, or playing Jazz festivals in Atlanta, GA, Lu’s performances are life changing. Sweet Lu believes it is his duty, his mission to share his God given talent with the world; to use the idioms of jazz, blues, and gospel to share the spiritual healing and love this music, his music, imbues. He feels ‘mission accomplished’ after many of his shows when members of the audience come to him and say things like “…your music warmed my heart” or “I can feel the emotions in your voice” or, the big one, …” your music made me cry”.

 

As a youngster Lu’s goal was to be an uninhibited singer using a mix of jazz, blues, and gospel to create music with the message of soulful, spiritual healing. This goal remains as Lu channels everything from Al Jarreau, Joe Williams, Lou Rawls, Eddie Jefferson, and John Lee Hooker in his performances creating his own unique vocal style.

 

This musical odyssey did not take the expected route, however; instead, his trek detoured with a 35-year stint in the US armed forces. Lu’s years in the military taught him the very important lessons of discipline, order, method and ultimately, belief in himself. Lu recently retired from the Army with the rank of full Colonel.

 

“Olutosin is masterful, filled with ideas within his phrasing, and deeply rooted in blues. The soulfulness of his well-rounded masculine voice is a beacon in the male jazz vocal idiom. One voice I hope to hear for many years”

~ H. Williams, JazzTimes

 

 

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Oliver Sean - Walk Up and Kiss You

Oliver Sean – Walk Up and Kiss You

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Sean - Walk Up and Kiss You

Oliver Sean – Walk Up and Kiss You

 

 

 

 

Oliver Sean – Walk-Up and Kiss You

 

Oliver Sean’s stature as one of the premier independent singer-songwriters to breakthrough into mainstream contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by an MTV EMA nomination, platinum single, Top 10 hits like “Movies”, praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted composer, dynamic live performer, guitar virtuoso, record producer and well on his way to create a rich and diverse musical legacy.

 

The MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee, whose music RollingStone Magazine called “it’s like the Eagles have hired Jack Johnson for some lessons on lightening up” has surprised fans with his stripped-down acoustic rock set up and sound across his gigs worldwide. In October last year, Vh1 released Oliver Sean’s brand new single and music video ‘New York’ (the preview single from ‘Devil in Blue Jeans) as an exclusive on Vh1 International. Devil in Blue Jeans the album went on to hit the iTunes bestselling pre-orders list in August of 2017 and won the Best Rock Album at the Akademia Awards in Los Angeles on December 15th, 2017 – As BBC Radio Presenter Dean Jackson stated when they premiered ‘Walk-Up & Kiss You’ across the United Kingdom (the third single from Oliver’s new album) “Unprecedented for an Independent Artist”. The single Walk up and Kiss You has now hit No.1 on the Top 100 singles charts on iTunes in Turkey on the 22nd of November 2018 and the album has hit No.2 on the iTunes Album Charts (Rock Genre) in Mexico on 29th of November 2018.

 

MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee (Best Worldwide Act) and Vh1 Top 10 artist Oliver Sean’s music can best be described as ‘Feel Good Acoustic Rock with Soul’. The Singer/Songwriter thrived in the Goa, Dubai and the UK cultures as they acted as the backdrop to his youth, and the inspiration for his music.

 

His discography with W.O.A. Entertainment began in 1999 with his single ‘There She Is Again’. Oliver Sean’s media clippings have formed a career of their own.

 

Since his career was launched in his teens, Oliver’s press clippings exceed several hundred features, snippets, and reviews in significant print and broadcast mediums. His brand of music is known for its pop influence with contemporary undertones. His debut album was nominated for ‘International Album of the Year’ by AVMax in 2003/04 along with albums by John Mayer, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Third Eye Blind.

 

Oliver Sean’s eclectic global music style is the trademark for his brand, and is as exotic as his Portuguese Goan Lineage. A self-taught musician, Oliver plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. However, it is his distinctive percussive guitar and powerfully seductive voice, which is his footprint on the music industry. His track record of being a hit songwriter is just one of his many assets defining him as a pillar in the music community. Oliver Sean is a member of the Recording Academy and a Voting Member for the prestigious Grammy Awards.

 

As a Record Producer and Filmmaker, Oliver Sean has composed music for the French Government (Massif Region Tourism Campaign) and Goa Government (Republic Day Parade). He has also composed the soundtrack as a music director for a Bollywood Feature Film and the title track for a Regional Goan Feature Film. The singer-songwriter is actively producing music for films and artists around the world and is a successful filmmaker with several music videos that he has directed and produced, regularly featured on Vh1 and MTV and also hosts his own nationally distributed radio show The WOAFM99 Radio Show.

 

Oliver Sean and his International Band are actively touring and performing worldwide and the Singer-Songwriter has recently launched his 4th studio album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’

 

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Walk-Up and Kiss You, from Oliver Sean’s award-winning Devil in Blue Jeans album has hit No.1 on the iTunes Top 100 Singles Charts in Turkey. And the album went on to hit No.2 on the Album Rock Charts in Mexico.

 

WOA International – 29, Nov 2018 – Walk-Up and Kiss You, from Oliver Sean’s award-winning album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’ has hit No.1 on the iTunes Top 100 singles charts in Turkey. This soon followed with the full Album hitting No.2 on the iTunes Rock Album Charts in Mexico. The Walk-Up and Kiss You single reached No.1 (Top 100) in Turkey on the 22nd of November followed by Oliver’s hit single from last year ‘New York’ hitting No.1 on the Rock Singles Charts in Turkey 48 hours later.  The singer’s album Devil in Blue Jeans was supported extensively by fans through the week and finally hit the Top 10 at No.2 on the iTunes Album Charts (Rock Genre) in Mexico on 29th November 2018.

 

Walk up and Kiss You is the 3rd single from Oliver Sean’s 2017 rock album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans’. The album has won several awards in America and has also had two previous singles/music videos, namely New York and First Move, which hit the Vh1 International hit list, the homegrown platform on international music channel 9XO in India, a special feature on RTP International which is Portugal’s national television network and also won best music video in Los Angeles in August this year. Walk Up and Kiss You was first heard on BBC Radio in the UK last year where the song was picked up even before its official launch as a single and Oliver was called “unprecedented for an Independent Artist” by the BBC Radio personality hosting the radio show in the UK. The single went on to be selected by NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) for the 61st Grammy Awards’ First Round Nomination Ballots in Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance categories.

 

“I am just stunned! I knew that my song was getting a lot of support on Instagram, Spotify and SoundCloud from music lovers worldwide but I never expected my song to hit No.1 on the iTunes top 100 singles charts in Turkey or the top 10 album charts in Mexico,” says the MTV EMA Nominated Indie star, Oliver Sean, “and on a personal note being No.1 on the rock charts with Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is such an honour.”

 

In the past Oliver Sean has received various accolades for his music including an MTV EMA Nomination, a Vh1 Top 10 and various other major music spotlights. Being an Independent artist and one of the original DIY artists to have broken through into the major music scene, this chart success makes it even more newsworthy as it’s been achieved by the artist with no major label or major radio backing. This can be attributed purely to the artist’s extensive fan following worldwide.

 

Having toured across countries around the world including America, the UK, Costa Rica, Canada, India and Dubai – Turkey and México are countries that Oliver Sean has yet to tour and now with the “Walk-Up and Kiss You” single hitting No.1 on the Top 100 and the Devil in Blue Jeans album hitting No.2 on the Rock Album Charts, it looks likely that fans in Turkey and Mexico can expect Oliver Sean to perform or even tour these regions very soon.

 

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Kev Howell – Distance

Kev Howell – Distance

 

 

 

 

 

Kev Howell – Distance

Kev Howell – Distance

 

 

 

 

Kev Howell – Distance

 

Over the past two years, Glasgow singer-songwriter, Kev Howell has played alongside artists including John Power, Ben Ottewell and Bill Ryder-Jones and most recently Aziz Ibrahim.

 

In July 2017, the narcotically hazy track ‘Kamikaze’ was introduced, with its driving beat and psyche-blues influence, it was described as ‘bewitching and sublime’ by Indiepulse magazine. This song paved the way for the debut album ‘Haunting Ambition’, which has already gathered massive support worldwide since its arrival. The album offers 9 tracks, filled with poetic lyrics and infectious melodies laced around a unique blend of rock, throwing a nod of the head to the psychedelic undercurrent of the sixties. The second single to be taken from the album was live fan favourite ‘Snipers Blues’. Released as an EP, it featured a stripped solo acoustic version of the album’s opening track ‘Distance’.

 

Kev enlisted the help of additional members in 2018, to help tour the album on bigger stages and continues to do various acoustic shows also. The band have already shared a stage with Red Rum Club and were asked to join Canadian rockers The Glorious Sons on the final part of their UK tour along with Bang Bang Romeo after impressing the bands booking agent. Since then they have played their first handful of festival appearances and have already begun work on new material for release in 2019. After showing great potential with powerful and raw performances they are now very much on the radar and expect to be touring extensively next year.

 

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Vona B + T. Carriér - My Way

Vona B – My Way

Vona B + T. Carriér – My Way

 

 

 

 

 

Vona B + T. Carriér - My Way

Vona B + T. Carriér – My Way

 

 

 

 

 

Vona B + T. Carriér – My Way

 

 

De’Vona Denise Battle, professionally known as Vona B., is a 22-year-old Bay Area native whose passion and natural talent for singing was evident at a very young age.

 

 

Born in Oakland, CA, Vona B. is an R&B Artist, whose influences range from Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Beyonce and Kehlani. Vona B. self-released her debut EP “Down To Mars” in 2016.

 

 

She then released her first single “Running” and follow up single “Touch” in early 2017.

 

 

Vona B.’s latest release entitled “My Way” was released in late 2017.

 

 

A Lover of Life, Vona B., a self-proclaimed “Hippie” strives to make music that makes you move, challenges your thoughts, and lifts your spirit.

 

 

 

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California continues to be a breeding ground for emerging R&B talent. The latest young artist to rise from the Bay Area is 22-year-old Vona B.

 

 

The singer-songwriter released her debut EP Down to Mars in November 2016 and has been building a viral following ever since.

 

Vona B. has released her buzz-worthy new single “My Way” that hits you with a banging baseline combined with a melodious hook, sure to make you move.

 

 

Laced with a vicious R&B flow, Vona sings out to a love interest letting him know that she’s not sure if she wants to move his direction, but his swag is like a fragrance where she sings “Oooo, Somethin’ bout your scent drives me insane!  Oooo, I wanna wear you every day!” and tells him “Boy you got a spell on me…..Swing My Way, My Way!”.

 

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