INDIE ARTISTS MAGAZINE
“Why Won’t You Let Me Love You”
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"One of the interesting facts I have found about the Indie music community is the constant support given to each other rather than the competition you might expect." says Swilly
Kannika cites Tina Turner and Janis Joplin as her biggest influences though she also has a liking for Led Zeppelin and AC/DC
#1 singer-songwriter in Canada and #12 in the world on ReverbNation
Release of Dovile Lee’s debut EP ‘My Fairytale’ November 27th
Internationally acclaimed multi-Platinum Grammy Nominated award-winning singer-songwriter
The Honeydo Song, If I Get Lost I’ll Be Found, Widow’s Row, High Plains Drifter, & more
NOVEMBER VOL #2 2017
Willow was cast in the upcoming Imax Film “America’s Musical Journey” (Nashville musician role).
COVER Dovile Lee
Article 1 Dovile Lee
Article 2 Dustin Thomas
Article 3 Willow Osborne
Article 4 SWILLY
Article 5 Kannika Music
Article 6 World5
Article 7 Madison Mueller
Article 8 Darren Parry
Article 9 Dianne Meinke
Article 10 Steve Dunfee
Article 11 Warren- Cardwell
Article 12 Robert Petitti
Article 13 The Million Reasons
Alt Rock / New Age artist Dovile Lee immerses her voice into a stream full of haunting and mystical currents.
Her music has such a powerful and emotional impact on someone’s senses that it makes her unique in the New Age genre.
Release of Dovile Lee’s debut EP ‘My Fairytale’ November 27th
Dovile Lee originally from Lithuania but living in Ennis, Ireland for the last 14 years, married to an Irish man with 3 amazing children. Her love of music started when she was 6 years old playing piano.
Singing harmonies with her mom was her daily routine, her dream was to become a singer that has finally materialised.
Dovile’s career in music started with her teaching piano and by being a Wedding Singer and Pianist for 5 years travelling throughout Ireland. In January 2017 Dovile started to record her own original material with some lyrics coming from her and some from her husband… Between the two of them they wanted to share their experiences with others in the hope of helping people through a dark time and to understand that they were examples of coming out the other side from depression, addictions, difficult times in their lives and that it is ok to share it with other people.
Dovile has released two singles so far from her debut EP, the title single ‘My Fairytale’ and ‘Dead Man Walking’ to great success.
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“Not everybody is able to follow their dreams but I can safely say that I am. I’m married to my soulmate with 3 beautiful children, living in the West of Ireland. My dream has always been music, in any shape or form. Starting out on this journey and hopefully I can encourage more to share in my dreams. My music is about real emotions, with real stories behind the lyrics. I hope my songs connect with you and you can relate even in a small way with them.” Dovile Lee
Story by Randy Lockhart
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The Million Reasons
STORY BY - Randy Lockhart
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Seventeen Year-Old Willow Osborne, picked up her first banjo at the tender age of four, and was taught by her friend & mentor, Gary “Biscuit” Davis, the 4-time International Banjo Champion.
She is blessed to be endorsed by Deering banjos and plays her Sierra, Calico and Phoenix 6-string with pride. Willow is also proudly endorsed by Neat banjos, GHS Strings, BlueChip Picks and sponsored by C and C Contractors.
Willow’s stage presence, vocal, and instrumental skills have given her the rare opportunity to perform as the Youth Performer at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge for the past 7 years.
Dollywood Theme Parks “Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival” have honored her as well with her own show for the past 3 years.
Willow has also appeared on PBS with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, was interviewed and had the honor of playing with Jens Kruger in the TV documentary about his life.
She was interviewed recently by Shane Simmons of “Appalachian Project”.
Willow was blessed to perform on “WoodSongs” with The United States Navy Bluegrass Band and Pat Flynn.
Most recently Willow was cast in the upcoming Imax Film “America’s Musical Journey” (Nashville musician role).
(The movie premieres in February 2018 at the Smithsonian). Sneak Peak Trailer: https://youtu.be/Txo3jczpf7o
While growing up in Central Illinois/North Eastern Missouri, Dustin considered himself to be a “Country Soul Child” listening to all kinds of music from Country, Alternative Grunge, to soulful Rock n Roll. This makes him a well rounded in the music world.
He shadowed his grandmother while she performed country music at Country Jamboree shows, County Fairs, and Country Comes Home shows. He also grew up singing in the church snd his country soulful voice has been compared to Hank Williams Senior, Eric Church, and Sam Smith.
When he was 8, he hit the stage at the Kahoka, MO County Fair, performing Thunder Rolls and Achy Breaky Heart, winning second place for his age group.
During Grade School and High School, Dustin was involved with chorus, music, band, and even played the drums. During High School he was part of the Select Singers Show Choir, performing at Divisional and Regional Championships. Winning many first place ribbons from Solo and Ensemble contests.
After High School he joined the army, taking his keyboard with him as a way of holding on to his music roots.
After his grandmother (his inspiration in music) passed, Dustin became more focused on his dream of becoming an artist, he began writing his own songs, performing his originals and covers at various clubs and festivals.
With his release of his first single “Flawless ” on May 14th, 2017. “Flawless” landed in New Visions Radio Network as the #1 song for 6 weeks. Dustin is now an Official BMI Recording Artist.
Swilly is an Indie Artist who records, produces and masters all his own material on a Mac. Swilly is currently located in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.
“I aim to release one to two songs per month and have released over 30 songs to date starting from last October 2016.
I am taking what I believe to be the best of Swilly 2017 and release an album in November this year.
I believe in laughing and having fun ﬁrst and that is quite evident in the lyrics in our music.” say Swilly
As the saying goes if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. A good work ethic doesn’t hurt either.
With that being said this is one expensive business and most investors would laugh at the cost or investment required to bring a music project to fruition.
The majority of Swilly’s music is a blues based classic rock and will often collaborate with different artists from around the world. Two of the songs he worked on with Klaus Passegger out of Austria who is currently working on his ﬁrst instrumental album.
“Kevin Campbell also provides most of the lead work you hear on Swilly tunes. Kevin is a heck of a guitar player so look out for him and in his band Camel Juice.” says Swilly
As she improved and people began to take notice she achieved residencies in major venues firstly in Kiri Khan but then Phuket and Hua Hin where she fronted bands. Eventually she came to Nakhon Ratchasima in North east Thailand where she is now a resident.
Kannika works the clubs in the city either with a band or having taught herself guitar, as a solo acoustic artist. She cites Tina Turner and Janis Joplin as her biggest influences though she also has a liking for Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.
On a completely different level she likes Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Adele and includes their material in her acoustic set. When we were looking for a singer to take on some of the songs she was recommended to us and we went to see her.
We had seen many singers but Kannika stood out and was chosen to do her first single ‘Why Me’. Her second ‘I’m Watching You’ has just been released and work already started on her third.
Kannika’s singing career has seen her hold residencies in Phuket and Hua Hin.
Now based in Nakhon Ratchasima she is working with Lonely Beach Music who are writing, recording and distributing her music.
Kannika was born in Southern Thailand and started to sing at a very early age.
She sang right thru her school days and after leaving college got a residency at a local club.
Encouraged by her mother, she had no formal training at all but would practice at home singing along with her favourite artists.
Swilly music page: https://twitter.com/Swillymusic
STORY By Randy Lockhart
Sam Stevens: lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Joe Gavito: guitars, keyboards, vocals
Steffen Goeres: guitars, trumpet
Jimmy Olsson: bass
Raimund Breitfeld: drums, percussion
Record Label: Spectra Music Group
WORLD5 started with five close friends who were professional musicians.
Although life and personal projects put them in different locations around the globe, they kept alive the desires of making music together.
Realizing that very long distances separate them physically but not musically, they used the power of the World Wide Web to shorten the physical distance.
They recorded their first album “Global Experience” over 3 continents together, founding members were Raimund Breitfeld, Steffen Goeres, Don Bruner, Stephan Goessl and Roland Childs.
Texans Pat Hunt and Randy Miller, who produced the bands first album, joined the band replacing Don Bruner and Roland Childs december 2012.
June 2013 brought the departure of saxophonist Stephan Goessl and the arrival of Texan guitarist Joe Gavito. 2016, Album Nr.2 “Heartbeat Of The World” was released on Spectra Music Group.
2017- WORLD5, in its 3rd incarnation, has a new line up. Joining Rai, Steffen, and Joe are 2 accomplished journeymen. British singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Sam Stevens and Swedish bass player, Jimmy Olsson.
Sam has been a successful songwriter, performer, and session guitarist in the European music scene, working with a number of artists and studios across Europe. Among those clients is pop impresario, Simon Napier Bell.
Jimmy has performed with some of the most popular groups in Sweden, such as Nynningen, Nationalteatern and Björn Afzelius Band. The band is currently working on Album Number 3.
Madison will be performing live on Rogers TV in November. She is currently ranked as the #1 singer-songwriter in Canada and #12 in the world on ReverbNation.
Madison Mueller is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Barrie Ontario. She has been playing and studying music for over ten years, and started performing wherever possible since she was 8.
Over the years, performing developed into a love and a dream to make it her whole life.
Over the past year, Madison has released two studio produced singles. After the success of her debut release (11/2016) “Who Am I”, which is currently being played on over 300+ internet and FM radio stations worldwide, she decided to release her second single “Breath of Air” on June 7th, 2017.
This song has also received a lot of airplay already and is growing every day.
As much as she enjoys being in the studio, Madison can’t help but love the feeling of live performances and is always ready and searching for gigs around southern Ontario.
Madison was booked at the Heritage Festival/Ontario Place on the Canada day weekend and at different popular venues in southern Ontario and she has been invited to be a feature performer at the 22nd annual Millennium Music Conference & Showcase which will take place February 22-25, 2018 at The Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West, PA http://musicconference.net/.
In the world of art: Currently a commissioned Art piece of Dianne’s is fronting the showcase of “Hendrix Original Art Expressions” display for Jimi Hendrix Original Artwork at Caesar’s palace forum in The Gallery of Music & Art in Las Vegas NV.http://gma-lv.com/home…her art is also Featured on the galleries home webpage.
Darren Parry, a singer/songwriter from South Wales, UK. He was the 2004 UK
Songwriting Champion, 2014/2016 USA Song Of The Year contest runner up and
has received awards from Billboard and Unisong.
“Why Won’t You Let Me Love You” is the forthcoming release from award winning, Welsh songwriters, Darren Parry and Gavin Clifton (Clifton Music). The song is an upbeat but reflective, anthemic, catchy, Electro – Pop/RnB tune that is so infectious, one listen and you can immediately sing the chorus back to yourself!
The song is laden with hooks (and hooks within hooks) perfectly displayed in the chorus which uses modern techniques to give impact to the vocals on Darren’s dynamic 3 and a half octave vocal range! The middle 8 could be mistaken for a Max Martin production with Katy Perry -esque “Chained To The Rhythm” low pass filters giving a modern twist to a breakdown section.
Darren and Gavin have been aware of each other for some time on the South Wales songwriting scene and met a few times at the recording studio before deciding to work together on this track. The track was written remarkably in one song-writing session of only about an hour. More remarkable is that Gavin was born with a condition called cerebral palsy, and also has a speech impediment. Gavin however never lets his condition stop him from writing great music and he’s even started a record company…Clifton Music!
Gavin has also co-written a song called “Talk To Me” with high flying Dan and Laura Curtis, who are well known for writings songs for West End singers and performers such as Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz. The single is to be released sometime in the future.
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STORY By Randy Lockhart
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Internationally acclaimed multi-Platinum Grammy Nominated award-winning singer-songwriter Dianne Meinke and her manager Cosmo Ohms (original light & Sound manager from the historical punk rock venue CBGB’s are celebrating her debut with distribution through Warner Chappell South America thanks to Jan Cooper Music Publishing.
Along with the continued Support of her fans and friends from around the world, her management team, Ms. Meinke has successfully secured multiple direct distribution contracts internationally including but not limited to Brazil, France, Spain, Australia, South Africa, South America & Asia and more.
For more than 24 weeks her new 2016 summer single “Ten Thousand More” had been climbing and topping multiple national charts – i.e.www.independendentmusicnetwork.com, Friday Morning Quarterback “FMQB.com” & New Music weekly.
“Dime Que No Decimos Adios’” another track from her project is Dianne’s first Spanish record to make it to #1 on a mainstream chart at IMN. Both versions topped the charts at IMN between 2015-2016.http://www.inpendentmusicnetwork.com
The single releases can be found on her CD “Lemonade, Freshly Squeezed” formally known as Lemonade and is available at ALL major outlets on the WEB. www.diannesmusic.com
Steve Dunfee is an independent BMI singer/songwriter who blends traditional country, folk, classic soft rock, and a splash of bluegrass into his songwriting and live performances, and is deeply rooted in his Christian faith. Performing primarily as a solo acoustic artist, Steve has found a niche that is in popular demand by a wide variety of venues.
Steve hit the professional music scene in early 2014 but has been playing music for over 40 years. His debut album “Appalachian Reflections” released in May 2014 led to a feature article in the June 2014 issue of BWD Magazine where it was stated, “Writing songs that strike a chord of resonance within the minds and lives of listeners Steve pens missives of relatable realities and familiar-feeling themes.”
As a session pro, writer, and touring musician since 1979, there’s little that guitarist Britt Warren hasn’t encountered in the transient world of the professional music scene.
Starting his professional music career as a studio musician, working primarily in the southeastern United States, he quickly found himself in situations that demanded he study and master multiple genres and styles.
After his family started developing, with the birth of his twin sons, Britt made a decision to temporarily come off the road and accepted a job offer with an advertising agency as an in-house composer for national TV and radio campaigns for such clients as, Whirlpool Appliances, Wrangler Jeans (Telly Award), Bassett Furniture, Lane Action, HGTV, and the list goes on and on.
Due to years of composing for visual based media, Britt’s compositions, even as a performance artist, especially lend themselves to film and TV scenes. Now, with family grown, and rich musical and life experiences under his belt he has re-emerged as a performance artist and in 2002 released a project entitled “Fearless” consisting of 11 tracks (7 instrumental and 4 vocal oriented tracks) which did really well in Europe quickly after released and he released “Dance Of Broken Chains” in 2011 which got noticed by many including Guitar Player Magazine which featured him not once but twice.
Albert Cardwell has been working with Britt Warren since the mid 1980’s photographing album covers, assisting with filming and lighting for video productions and marketing Britt’s production services. Albert doesn’t have any musical instrument talent but dabbled with writing song lyrics since the 1990s but they all ended up in filing cabinets.
Steve has also earned the respect of fellow artists and songwriters and frequently receives opportunities for song collaborations with fellow artists and has recorded and released several of these singles, which are all included on his soon to be released compilation album “The Singles” – and these include Broken Chains, Holy Land, Mountain Man, The Only Place I Can Lose the Blues, Presley Was Her Name, High Plains Drifter, and Widow’s Row.
Officially releasing his second CD (The Singles) on November 15, 2017. This is a “greatest hits” type of album that is a compilation of a dozen original songs he has recorded over the past couple of years, including The Honeydo Song, If I Get Lost I’ll Be Found, Widow’s Row, High Plains Drifter, & more. It will be available on iTunes, amazon, Spotify, etc… It is available now on his website.
Steve is also working on a bunch of new original music for an album he plans to release on April 1, 2018. He will most likely release a single or two from this new project in advance of the album.
Chicago’s ‘The Million Reasons’ embodies the energy of good friends hitting the road, rolling down the windows, and cranking up the volume.
This quartet of Midwest rockers infuses pop sensibilities with soaring vocals, heavy hitting grooves, and melodic guitars in a collection of songs that will have any music fan feeling the beat.
THE MILLION REASONS
The debut EP “The Runaround” is out now!
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Rob has been a fixture in the Philly music scene over 35 years. Starting as a drummer on the club circuit.
Along with music Rob has also been a contributor to local entertainment paper Out On The Town and national publication North Eastern Entertainment Magazine, including interviews with Ken Scott former Beatles engineer and Joe Tarsia, founder of the Legendary Sigma Sound Studios home of Philly R & B and powerhouse Philly International Record Label in the 1970s.
“Having the opportunity to actually talk to some of these iconic names and write about it was a dream for me. To be able to draw knowledge from them in 1997 Rob recorded his first CD a collaboration of music with some friends and recorded a second CD in 2000.” says Rob
In October of this year Rob released his third CD ONE LOVE ONE HEART to some great reviews and is currently filming accompanying videos“I wanted to do some videos on this one because there are some subjects very close to home this time around, and I believe people will relate”. says Rob
Rob can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on social media. His music can be found on CDBaby and Spotify. Besides music, Rob self published a book in 2011 on Eastern State Penitentiary, an 80 page photo journal at the old abandoned prison in Philadelphia.
That book is now available on AMAZON. Rob said about the book “It was one of the most satisfying events I have ever experienced! Second to none. To have my book in stores was amazing.”
Looking to branch out Rob has been submitting music to a variety of movie and TV outlets in search of licensing deals. “To me that’s my main focus. I’m not a rock star and have no pre-conceived notions about it. I do like performing live but my main passion is writing and recording. I absolutely love the process.” says Rob
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