Mychael Gabriel might be familiar to you as the musical collaborator and lead guitarist for legendary percussionist Sheila E: his performance skills and stage presence are beyond argument on that count. Now he brings his vivid imagination to the forefront, with his first official solo single and video, ‘Ghost In The Midnight’.
Describing herself as “Afro-tina”, Reinana Fernandez performs as Simply Rayne. The 20 year old singer was raised on the classics such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Al Green, Diana Ross, and Etta James, and later on explored her own interests, such as Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Prince, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, and Lauryn Hill. But her number one influence is the queen herself: Beyoncé.
Nashville pop singer songwriter C. Shirock’s debut music video, for his track, ‘Confess Your Love’, sees him take to Tulum, a small town on the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico. The clip, shot with director Joey Ciccoline, sees him chasing a beautiful woman through the streets, played by Mexican model and actress, Nohemí Hermosillo.
San Diego’s Jonny Dee’s love for the likes of David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson – along with a new found interest in spirituality and peace – has clearly had an influence on his new music. His latest album, ‘The Human Experience’, which was released in the spring, sees Dee declaring himself to be the new saviour of rock and roll, and blending elements of funk, jazz, psychedelia, and soul, combined with a rap sound and rock. Essentially it’s a sound all of his own, which he’s dubbed “psychedelic hip hop”.
We’ve covered other singles from David Haerle’s debut, ‘Garden Of Edendale’, with its spirited presence and clearly accomplished style. And so the Los Angeles based artist returns with his newest release, ‘Glendale’, with a video shot at the legendary Sunset Studios, in Hollywood, the same recording studios which have been used by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Prince, among others.
Minnesota artists are known for their storytelling abilities, and LowRay are no exception to this. Although drummer James Irving originally hails fromEngland, LowRay are otherwise Minnesota through and through, and the band has gained a considerable reputation in the local scene, for the inventiveness and style of their music.
Judith Hill has performed backing vocals for Michael Jackson, Josh Brogan, and Stevie Wonder; she additionally dueted with Jackson on ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ during his ‘This Is It’ tour. She opened for on John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ tour in 2014, and had her debut album produced by Prince. Judith auditioned for season four of The Voice, broadcast in 2013, singing Christina Aguilera’s song, ‘What A Girl Wants’, causing all four judges – Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher, and Blake Shelton all pressing their buttons and turning their chairs to choose her. Eventually she chose to join Team Adam, who said, “She’s going to be a Grammy-winning superstar, and she’s on my team”.