Dick Aven’s diverse musical influences have led him to create music that is often challenging to categorize. His personal approach to song structure, flouting convention and fusing musical genres has become a personal trademark. Collaborating with James Sanger Productions, Dick’s current focus–the production and persona “The Fool I Am” has created a groundbreaking melange that is powerful, innovative and irreverent. Perhaps the most striking quality that describes Dick Aven as an artist is his rare combination of developedmusical attributes all retaining a fresh sense of wonder. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, lead and side-man performer, whose work encompasses orchestration, composition, improvisation and arrangement.
Using original and traditional lyrics, “The Fool I Am” draws deep from Dick Aven’s song catalog to breathe fresh life into a voice which spans hundreds of years and is sonically, architecturally and emotionally modern.
Andrew Pike is a singer-songwriter and musician located in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Andrew’s extensive catalogue of music ranges from upbeat rock and pop, to smooth classical.
His unique sound and original production has come together to create fun, catchy songs that you catch yourself humming throughout the day. Andrew Pike’s well-crafted, introspective lyrics are sure to captivate and inspire.
4 albums: Souvenirs, Strength, Forever Run and the newly released Cavalcade – available at Fred’s Record Store (198 Duckworth Street, St Johns NL – 709 753 9191) & at CD Baby and iTunes.
Andrew Pike is the recipient of 2 NL Arts & Letters Awards, and has been nominated for several MusicNL Awards.
“Twelve on Sunday is an incredible song by artist Jay Elle. Singing about his history he once shared with a girl who he deeply cares for. This single left me with many unanswered questions as a story was revealed in my ears through melody. What ever happened to the girl? For that reason is why I’m in deep hopes for a part two. A beautiful guitar playing in the background, with smooth and passionate lyrics by Jay Elle.
4 out of 5 flames is the rating I feel this single deserves. But take a listen for yourself and you be the judge.”
“In order for music to be appreciated, it first must be heard…”
For our Spring 2016 College Radio CD project we are fortunate to work with Indie Recording Artists from across the globe representing a wide variety of the Rock Genre. Through our sister sites RelaxFreeMusic.org and RMGDigital.net, we present the following artists who have come together to Crowd Source this project, as well as its distribution to Top College and Public Radio Stations across the US.
From Asia to Europe to the Americas, our Spring 2016 CD features a fine sample of Top Indie Talent from across the globe for you to enjoy. After much deliberation, we have crafted a coherent soundscape that starts with Modern and Alternative Rock, and weaves its way to some Chill Electronica. After a left turn to more Alternative, Adult Alternative and Singer Songwriter tracks, to ease you down with Americana, Blues and Adult Contemporary tracks, leaving you with an Experimental groove for your final turn.
All DJs are invited to Download and Play the following tunes in your programming. If you are a College or Public Radio DJ, check with your Music Director or Music Librarian for the physical copy. If you have any questions or need CD or Digital servicing, please contact Patrick Rule at 573-355-9799 or by e-mail at patrick (at) relaxmusicgroup.com.
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Luke is rising star in the Chicago area and has recently gained national attention with his music. He is a 20yr old alternative/pop/rock singer/songwriter who plays multiple instruments while he continues to turn heads when he performs with his band or as a solo artist. He has a unique voice and has been described as a combination of a young John Mayer and Bryan Adams with a little Gavin DeGraw.
Luke is set for 2016 new releases both (songs and videos) following up on his two releases in 2015, “Atlas” and “Atlas Unplugged”.
“Atlas” was a power pop/rock 5 song EP in which Luke teamed with renowned producer Stuart Epps. Luke then returned to the studio with producers/sound engineers Bobby Scumaci and Brad Showalter for “Atlas Unplugged” stripped down emotional acoustic renditions of tracks off “Atlas” along with additional new songs.
Luke is releasing a new single “Too Good For Me” on February 23, 2016 where Luke took the reins on producing along with writing and performing. He will release another single (TBA) followed by a full production CD later in 2016.
“There is an inspirational message in every song I write and I hope my music touches someone, somewhere and makes a positive difference in their life”.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio Dave Matelske studied piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Touring many years with different acts he found his home now in Las Vegas, NV. With many musical influences he creates a blend of old rock and new alternative/pop.