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.
“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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You Wanna Make Me Fly (I Know You Belong To A Dream)Nick Festari3:47
Roberto Festari (a.k.a. Nick Festari) started to study piano at 9 years old. When he was 16, he became one of the organists of his parish. It was there that he took his first steps accompanying a talented choir during the liturgical celebrations and performances. In that period, Nick met the 2 people who would have believed in him, and together they have been writing some of the best eurobeat hits for years. In 1986 he started a cover band with some friends where he has been playing keyboards for about 2 years.
In 1987 the musicians and Live Music Studio owners Claudio Accatino & Federico Rimonti began to work with the well-known dance producer Mark Farina. Nick Festari started to cooperate with them playing some arrangements and rhythmics, progressively improving his studio work skills. In the meantime, he became a member of a band and gospel/Christian rock choir that performed in some churches and small local theaters. Furthermore, he participated in various song contests as writer, winning the last edition in 1992. In the same year, Accatino & Rimonti joined Time Records (a famous Italian dance label) and proposed to Nick to writing new melodies for the Japanese audience. Two years later, Claudio and Federico started their own label, “HI-NRG ATTACK”, where Festari was involved in writing almost 800 songs in about 20 years, also arranging and often singing these tracks behind many aliases with his own particular style.
These songs have been long appreciated by the Japanese fans and a good part of the world that love eurobeat and Italo-dance. At the end of 2012, Nick considered the chance to undertake a solo career and began to write a voice/piano pop-ballad. Once finished, he took some months to make a hard decision, and in summer 2013 he took a chance and left eurobeat, dance scenes and HI-NRG ATTACK that gave many satisfactions and professional skills to him. Now Nick Festari dives into pop-music trying to reach for a totally new audience with his own style so appreciated in his former path.
Harp Samuels is an alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a unique, modern, emotional and beautiful style. Dedicated and passionate about art in all its forms, he is also a professional photographer who works in film, and has either shot or painted his own album covers and all related artwork. His debut release, Getting There, rides in on a wave of creative acclaim: the track ‘Ghost-Town’ received terrestrial radio airplay and ‘Taken by Beauty’ was featured at #14 on Grammy Award nominated producer Al Walser’s Weekly Top Twenty radio show out of Los Angeles.
Though this is his first solo EP, Harp is by no means new to the craft. He has traveled and performed internationally,
done session work for other artists and has composed music for television, having songs placed in motion pictures as well as scoring two short films. He writes, records and produces all of his own material, and is deeply involved in his own video productions, somehow finding time to collaborate with others whenever he has the opportunity. In love with travel, people, music, film and psychology, he cites influences from artists such as Damien Rice, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars and John Mayer, as well as soundtrack composers Thomas Newman and John Powell.
Beyond the music, Harp has won awards for his photography and runs photography expos all over his native Australia. Stating an obsession with beauty in all its forms, he is doing music because of the emotional and healing impact it can have: That a vulnerable and well-crafted song can offer the strength to help us endure whatever we are going through at the most difficult of times, that is truly a noble thing to want to share with the world.
The Follow is a Panoramic Rock trio from Columbia, Missouri that has toured from L.A. to NYC, as well as Europe. The media have supported the band across North America with college and commercial radio airplay. The band’s new album, K, was released January 15, 2015 honoring the life of a fallen brother to Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Fans claim that the music is for fans of U2, Manchester Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Longwave, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Joy Formidable, Kodaline, and Coldplay.
Played With: Slash & Myles Kennedy, Plain White T’s, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Thousand Foot Krutch, Local H, Ludo, Gooding, Gravity Kills, Thrill Kill Kult, Robin Trower Band
Venue Played: Midland Theatre (Kansas City), The Pageant (St. Louis), Continental Club (NYC), Summit Music Hall (Denver), Café du Nord (San Francisco), Malone’s (Los Angeles), Humphrey’s (San Diego), Acadia (Houston), Texas Tea House (Dallas), VZD’s (OKC), Juanita’s (Little Rock), Gunther Murphy’s (Chicago), Pontiac Grille (Philadelphia), plus Europe
This group of best friends from a small Midwestern town have found worldwide support due to consistently streaming live broadcasts for over five years. The streaming shows have been showcased in the band’s World Tour In A Day events featuring five shows in one day, each in a different time zone targeted to a specific country. Their fan base has funded albums and international touring allowing the band to focus on music.
The new album is saturated with heart, tears, and struggle within its very fabric balanced with dreams, hope, and faith. After the loss of the lead singer’s brother to ALS, the band found itself lost for a season. However, the grieving process has blossomed into the new record entitled K. These recordings find The Follow reproducing what its fans have come to love…the energy of the live shows. This album honors life, respects death, and encourages the exploration of the in between.
Reality Serum is a 2-man ‘Trans-urban’ band from Long Island, New York. ‘Trans-urban’ is a new genre which is a unique blend of Alternative Hip Hop and guitar driven psychedelic music… fans of Twenty One Pilots, Die Antwoord, Muse (band), The Prodigy, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, P.O.D., Mobb Deep, Gary Numan, Cake, etc., will definitely be intrigued. Reality Serum consists of rapper/wordsmith Camanche and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Twizle. After their initial emergence in the music scene, they have received high praise for their musical styling and individualistic sound. The band has released two full-length albums and numerous singles on Supple Records, Inc.
“In order for music to be appreciated, it first must be heard”
Through our sister site, RelaxFreeMusic.org the following artists came together to Crowd Source our 2015 Spring College Radio CD Project. In addition to their presentation here, these artists have their tracks compiled on a Physical CD that is distributed to the Top College and Public Radio Stations across the US.
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 about this or future projects, please contact Patrick Rule at 573-355-9799 or by e-mail at patrick (at) relaxmusicgroup.com.
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Feel n' HearBlind Fret (Blues)4:56
Play for You (Song for Mitch)Blind Fret ft. Shawn Helm (Blues)3:24
Burned To AshesClay Snyder (Adult Alternative)3:26
Your Own PathClay Snyder (Adult Alternative)3:42
Calls to the Dead PhoneDeadphonecalls (Techno)4:41
Blink (The Baby is Crying)Deadphonecalls (Techno)4:36
Human NatureThe Vimana (Rock)3:14
Shades of GreyThe Vimana (Rock)3:00
Man Don't Know A ThingAeons Promise (Christian Rock)4:45
Blind Fret is the creation of Guitarist and Producer Raphael Slagg, featuring collaborations with Musicians and Vocalists from around the globe. Raphael’s guitar style is reminiscent of luminary Blues Guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Bonamassa, and Robin Trower. He’s a consummate professional in the studio with decades of industry experience, with a laid-back, easy going personality that is easy to make close friends with.
Meet State Line Syndicate – an atomic-blast of energy packed into a three-piece band with music rooted hard in the vibrant sounds of the power-pop /rock & punk genres. The current line-up creating their electric-vibe includes Makeshift Mike (Guitars, Vocals), Mikey Virgin (Drums) and Joe E (Bass, Backing Vocals); each armed with a determination to make their music career last a lifetime…
Since the official formation of State Line Syndicate in 2013, this band has continued to electrify audiences and have the crowd chanting their songs enthusiastically back to the stage. With a massively-catchy songwriting style that blends the sum of their influences like Green Day, Weezer and early Blink-182 into their own unique and explosively energetic sound – they’ve ensured one-hundred percent quality in every note and tone by keeping State Line Syndicate a unified three-piece.