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“Andy has such soul inspiring music!”

– Q108 Radio – Canada, Oct 2017

 

 

“It’s especially gratifying to discover new music that appreciates melody and lyric.”

Broken Road Radio, USA, Nov 2017)

 

 

“Poet, composer, singer and guitarist, Andy is a wonderful breath of fresh of fresh air in a somewhat cynical and tumultuous musical world.”

Coastal Times, WA, 2016

 

 

Andy Michaels is an incredible songwriter and has the genuine songwriter’s gift, undeniable commitment to his music, and an audible love of the craft”

Sleeping Bag Studios, Jan 2018

 

 

His songs have been described as “True Adult Contemporary Music”, Andy has established a popular following over the years with his works compared with modern contemporary artists “The Script , Ed Sheeran, and “R.E.M”, as well as international Legends, Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens. His voice is unique and gives passion and vitality to his songs, whilst his lyrics are not only intelligent and profound, but innocent and appealing.   

 

Andy’s arrangements and music style are also reminiscent of Cold Play, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel. His voice is unique and gives passion and vitality to all his songs and for added impact on several songs  on his new Album, “Revisited”, he also enlisted the amazing, Rod Stewart/Tina Turner sounding, vocal talent of UK born Kerrie Ironside.

 

Andy has played guitar since a car accident left him temporarily incapacitated before he was 20 years of age. His poems have been published by the International Library of Poetry, USA. Andy has not lost his passion for performing, with regular performances around Australia as well as in Asia, including China. His songs have received radio play in many countries including Australia, USA, England, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland and Netherlands, where his songs have been syndicated to multiple radio stations.

 

 

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Natalie Jean and Levi Moore

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ARTIST NAME: Natalie Jean and Levi Moore

SONG TITLE: The Letting Go

ALBUM TITLE: The Letting Go

RELEASE DATE: February 14th, 2018

GENRE: Country/Americana

 

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Natalie Jean is an award winning, multi-nominated singer/ songwriter performer. She is also a Voting Member in the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS). Natalie Jean is a versatile performer and singer. She sings many genres, such as Jazz Pop, R&B, Blues, and Dance. She can also sing in French, Spanish, English, and Creole. Natalie Jean is mostly influenced by artist such as Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. She has performed at many venues in the MD/DC. She also has performed in LA, New York, Nashville, and North Carolina. She also appeared on WPFW, a Jazz station in Washington DC. She has been nominated over 60 times for her music and has won many awards. Most recently, Natalie Jean was the Gold Medal Winner in the 2017 Global Music Awards for Female Pop Vocalist for her song “L’Amour a L’Infini. In the 2017 American Songwriting Awards, her song “Red Room-The Remix” won in the Dance category. World Artist of The Year (Multiple Languages) winner in the 2017 Josie Music Awards, Bronze Medal Winner for her World Album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw”in the 2017 Gobal Music Awards, and Best World Song “La Pe” – in the Clouzine International Music Awards. Also, her song “Red Room – The Remix and Se Kanaval are a finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest. Her song Lan Nuit No Tounin Lougarou is a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest. Most recently, her song “Smoking Ke Fan” was a finalist in the 2018 International Acoustic Music Awards, “The Letting Go” nominated in the 2018 Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards for best country song, and “The Letting Go” Best Americana Song in the 2018 Clouzine International Music Award, and a Silver Medal in The Global Music Awards for Country Song. She was also nominated in the 2017 OWMR Music Awards for Best World/Global Fusion Album and People’s Choice.  She has released five albums thus far. The first released in 2013 a pop/jazz album, called “Obsession,” second released in 2014, a Jazz album called “Natalie Jean,” and a French Pop/Dance album called “Lecons D’Amour,” released in 2015. Her 4th album “Unafraid,” was released on July 8th, 2016. Her new album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw” was released on July 14th, 2017.

 

 

Tell us your view on old and new school music in terms of preference.

I love old school music better. I like artists like Nina Simone and Janis Joplin. I believe that the old school music was more about how it made the audience feel, than trying to be the biggest star. I find that with today’s music, artists are trying to be more of stars, than creating music that will actually make the audience feel. I create music so that the audience can relate to something. I create so that there is a deeper understanding and so that someone’s soul can be moved.
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Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.

My most memorable day as an artist would be performing at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN for the 2016 Josie Music Awards. I was able to perform my French song “Mon Ange” (which is one of my favorites to perform). I also won two awards that night, which made it an even greater night.

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Natalie Jean is a very rare kind of vocalist.  Winning recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performing in English, French and Creole. Levi Moore is an upcoming talented Country artist.  In exciting news, Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have recently dropped their new single “The Letting Go,” and fans old and new couldn’t be happier.

 

February 14, 2018

Natalie Jean and Levi Moore are excited to announce the much-anticipated release of their Country single, titled, ‘The Letting Go.’ The song is a co-write between Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean.

Produced by Alexi Von Guggenberg, is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Store, Amazon.com, Google Play, and various digital online stores.

 

“Music aside for a second, the songwriting is where things get personal – where things connect in a more intimate and communicable sort of way. Natalie Jean’s smooth and gentle voice offers up the first verse – a certain delicacy that contrasts effectively with the thick drum line and the somewhat manic or anticipating guitar part. Her voice falls into the mix like another instrument, brightening things up, enhancing the ambiance. It’s only really when you get to the satisfying resolve of the hook that the lyrics really start to take shape in your mind. The second and third times you listen you pick up on way more about the sentiment and the underlying ideas. It’s an inspiring song, learning to move forwards is important – to get over and get on with things. The song hits with impact, it’s powerful, and this concept is well represented.”

 

“The set-up of one voice for the first verse and another for the second is not all that common in modern music. It works best when there’s a noticeable contrast, a clear cut set of differences that lay out the two leading characters and their sides of the story or their input. Levi Moore’s voice adds a gorgeous new dynamic to an already enjoyable and calming piece of music and writing. The two artists together offer so much passion and skill that their performances are mesmerising. The detail throughout this entire release is beautiful; it’s a carefully crafted single that has been so well captured that you can listen on repeat and not get tired of the unfolding mightiness and magic.”

– Stereo Stickman

 

“The song binds a beautiful tale of unforgettable love and the strength it bores into the mind and soul of a human body. This track flows over a logical explanation of feelings and relationship which is sure to inspire many young hearts. The audio quality of the song is quite high with keen attention given to making the song enjoyable for the audience.”

 

“Brilliantly penned down by Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean, this track, ‘The Letting Go’ is truly a masterpiece by Natalie Jean and Levi Moore. With so much talent and passion merging on a single platform, this track is already a memorandum in the world of amusing harmony.”

– Skope Magazine – Natalie Parker

 

Natalie Jean is an award winning singer/songwriter performer and a dynamic artist who grew up loving music.  She enjoyed singing with her Haitian father, Guy Robert Jean – who was also an artist. She writes for many genres, which would include Jazz, R&B, Dance, Pop, Country, Rap, Heavy Metal, Contemporary, etc. She can also sing in French and Spanish.

From 2014-2018, Natalie Jean’s songs have received over 60 nominations and several wins, including the American Tracks Music Awards,  Artists in Music Awards, LA Music Awards, The Indie Music Channel Awards, The Indees, American Songwriting Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, The International Music and Entertainment Association, Australian Independent Music Awards, the Akademia Music Awards Josie Music Awards, International Music Video Underground, International Songwriting Competition, Australian Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Libera Music Awards, Wammies, World Wide Music Contest, Hollywood Songwriting Contest, and UK Songwriting Contest.  She was named one of the Top Five Vocalists in the Singer Universe Vocalist of the Month for June 2014. Most recently she was awarded the Gold Medal in the Global Music Awards for Female Pop Vocalist, for one of the songs currently on the album, titled “L’Amour a L’Infini, which is a co-write with Lyssabelle. Also, she won Best Dance Song, in the American Songwriting Awards for her song, “Red Room – The Remix”. She also won Best World Artist (Multiple Languages) in the 2017 Josie Music Awards. As well as being a Finalist in the 2018 International Acoustic Music Awards in the Folk Category for her song “Smoking Ke Fan,” which was written by Natalie and her father.

 

Inspired by Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone,  and Ella Fitzgerald, her beautiful voice and melodies will surely leave you wanting for more!

 

 

 

Levi Moore, is a country singer/songwriter out of Savannah, GA. He writes what he feels and sings from the heart; influenced early on by the great songwriters of lore, like Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce.

While having always craved the presence of music, he began creating music late, teaching himself to play guitar in the second half of my five-year college career, using music as a balance between football practice and midterm exams. Having been a storyteller and writer since elementary school, songwriting was a natural progression.

 

After 3 years, he left the oilfield to become a full-time musician, moving to Savannah, GA and plunging headlong into the coastal fray. After having been nominated for Male Vocalist of The Year in Modern Country at the 2017 Josie Music Awards, He is diligently working, gigging throughout the week, writing more than ever, and preparing to cut and release the first album this winter.

 

Michael Peloso is a New Jersey-based lyricist/songwriter who writes undeniably touching, honest lyrics with a sense of simplicity that are uniquely all his own. Other primary influences include Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Carole King, James Taylor, Natalie Merchant, Hall & Oates, Jude Cole, Ed Roland and Darius Rucker…Just to name a few of many. Michael collaborated with Natalie Jean. “Please Don’t”, a Josie Award nominated R&B track was released in 2016, and is a featured single on Natalie’s “Unafraid” album. The duo released “Alive” on June 30, 2017. “Lost & Found” is scheduled to be released this fall.
Most recently, “The Letting Go” won for best Americana Song in the Clouzine International Music Awards and is nominated in the Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards for Best Country Single.

 

 

Be sure to check their live in upcoming shows near you.

 

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Tell us how you protect your singing voice.

I try to drink a lot of water and tea. I am also an aerobics instructor. So, I try to keep warm as much as possible.

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Tell us the major reason you are into music.

I come from a musical family. My father, Guy R. Jean, is a famous Haitian singer. My aunt Sandra Jean was part of the first all-female band in Haiti, called Riske. Growing up, I knew I wanted to do something with music. The main reason I am in music, is I like the way it makes other people feel. I like the fact that I am able to make a difference in someone else’s life.

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Discuss creativity and originality in music.

I think that in the current music industry, one must be creative, original, and versatile. It is not enough to want to be like an artist that you admire. You must bring something new to the plate. I love original music. I love the fact that someone has taken the time to create something out of the box and/or something that is real. I am not a fan of over produced material. I like it raw and natural. In order to stick out in this music business, you have to be original and show them something that has not been done before.

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Tell us your plans pertaining music.

I plan on promoting my latest the single “The Letting Go” with Levi Moore. I have performed on a couple of other artists’ albums. So, I will be helping to promote those. I am gigging. Hoping to release some more singles.

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Tell us the secret of success.

I believe the secret to success is to be true to who you are as an artist. I think that is extremely important. One big important lesson to remember is that music is subjective. One group may like a song, and another may not. The goal is to believe in yourself and go with your gut. Don’t let anyone try to change you.

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Tell us how you become a musician.

I was going through some personal experiences, while living in NYC, and it prompted me to write poetry. It prompted me to start writing songs about my experiences. I sent a demo out to a couple of places. Tate Music Publishing contacted me and they helped me with my first CD, “Obsession”. Working with Tate didn’t pan out, so I started researching on how to submit music on the internet and was able to make a lot of progress with my music.

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Tell us what makes you happy and sad on this project.

I was happy about being able to work with my co-writer Michael Peloso. He is an amazing lyricist. I was also happy to be working with the amazing Levi Moore. He is an up and coming Country artist. The sad part about working on a project is all of the promoting that you have to do. It is a lot of work. I find that the Country/Americana genre is a hard one to tackle. Country has changed in regards to its sound over the decades. So, it was interesting to see where the song was being placed.

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Tell us your point of view on rape and sexual harassment, and how to eradicate it.

Wow. I think both men and women need to be strong. Sexual harassment is something that I believe everyone goes through. I think that we should not tolerate it and if it happens, it definitely should be reported. Rape is about power and taking away power from the victim. I think that we should all be careful in situations that we put ourselves in and we should report the rape immediately when it happens.

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List the people that assisted in making this song.

Michael Peloso is the co-writer, Levi Moore is my duet partner, and Alexi Vom Guggenberg is my music producer.

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Tell us how you get financial support to run your music career.

I do everything myself. I work two jobs. Last year, I was able to get a Grant from Maryland State Arts Council, which really helped a lot.

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Tell us the genre of your music and the reason you went for this genre.

I actually do many genres. From Pop, Dance, World, R&B, Contemporary, Blues, Jazz, etc… I decided to go for Country, because it best suited what I wanted to accomplish with the duet. Also, because I wanted to go for a genre that was best suited for Levi Moore.

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Tell us if you prefer to write your own songs or you prefer to write with professional songwriters.

I do prefer to write my own songs. There is something really intimate about writing your own experiences on paper.

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Tell us if you prefer to produce your songs or you prefer to work with reputable producers.

Alexi Von Guggenberg has produced my last four albums. He is awesome. So, I would prefer to work with reputable producers.

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Tell us the story behind this song.

I wanted to do a duet. So, I contacted Michel Pelsoso and asked if we could write a song together. Then, I proceeded to ask Levi Moore, if he would sing it with me. The song is basically about letting go of the past and be able to move toward the future.

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Tell us your favourite brand of microphone.

My favorite brand of microphone to use would be the Sennheiser. It brings out the best sound for my voice.

Natalie Jean

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Natalie Jean is an award winning, multi-nominated singer/ songwriter performer. She is also a Voting Member in the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS). Natalie Jean is a versatile performer and singer. She sings many genres, such as Jazz Pop, R&B, Blues, and Dance. She can also sing in French, Spanish, English, and Creole. Natalie Jean is mostly influenced by artist such as Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. She has performed at many venues in the MD/DC. She also has performed in LA, New York, Nashville, and North Carolina. She also appeared on WPFW, a Jazz station in Washington DC. She has been nominated over 60 times for her music and has won many awards. Most recently, Natalie Jean was the Gold Medal Winner in the 2017 Global Music Awards for Female Pop Vocalist for her song “L’Amour a L’Infini. In the 2017 American Songwriting Awards, her song “Red Room-The Remix” won in the Dance category. World Artist of The Year (Multiple Languages) winner in the 2017 Josie Music Awards, Bronze Medal Winner for her World Album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw”in the 2017 Gobal Music Awards, and Best World Song “La Pe” – in the Clouzine International Music Awards. Also, her song “Red Room – The Remix and Se Kanaval are a finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest. Her song Lan Nuit No Tounin Lougarou is a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest. Most recently, her song “Smoking Ke Fan” was a finalist in the 2018 International Acoustic Music Awards, “The Letting Go” nominated in the 2018 Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards for best country song, and “The Letting Go” Best Americana Song in the 2018 Clouzine International Music Award. Also she is nominated in the 2017 OWMR Music Awards for Best World/Global Fusion Album and People’s Choice.  She has released five albums thus far. The first released in 2013 a pop/jazz album, called “Obsession,” second released in 2014, a Jazz album called “Natalie Jean,” and a French Pop/Dance album called “Lecons D’Amour,” released in 2015. Her 4th album “Unafraid,” was released on July 8th, 2016. Her new album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw” was released on July 14th, 2017.

 

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