Esther


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Esther spent 10 years traveling and building up a worthy collection of material for her debut album "Do They Blame Us", which she recorded in Fortress Studios in London. It's a mix of Folk, Pop, Choir and Acoustic mayhem.

Shortly after finishing the album, her song "Shining Star" was picked for the final scene of the NZ film "My Wedding and Other Secrets". Since then she has been working on the next 2 albums, which are now ready for recording.

Listen out for Shining Star and other great songs by Esther on Skunk Radio Live Pop and Rock Playlist Shows.

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Frank Palangi

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Frank Palangi is a driving Rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from New York, USA.

With a positive image, unique sound, thought provoking lyrics and a fresh take on the genre, it’s exciting to see he’s not afraid to take a few chances with his music.

Listen out for "I Am Ready" and other great tracks by Frank on Skunk Radio Rock Playlist Shows.

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Lunarians

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Lunarians are sonic architects of the arcane and otherworldly. They formed in Bristol, United Kingdom in 2009 and have played the Harbourside Festival twice, the St. Werburghs City Farm Festival and the Stokes Croft Street Festival. They had an eight month residency at No. 51 Stokes Croft and have played at all the major Bristol venues; The Fleece, The Croft, The Louisiana, Mr. Wolfs, Start The Bus, The Canteen, etc, and have also occasionally delved into neighboring cities.

Listen out for Everyone We Know Is Queer and other good songs by Lunarians on Skunk Radio Live Rock Playlist Shows.

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Bless The Best


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Bless was born Byron J. Thomas in Carbondale, Illinois, USA. After moving around with his family for a couple of years, he found a home in Belleville, Illinois. Spending most of his life in the East Saint Louis area, he was exposed to a mixture of different things that shaped his unique character. Bless fell in love with writing in the 5th grade after composing his first rhyme. He began to progress more and more as a writer, while also growing vocally as a singer. By the age of 16, he was producing, recording, mixing, and writing his own music. This would be the reason that Bless would attend The Institute of Production & Recording in Minneapolis to pursue mass musical knowledge. Though he did not graduate from The IPR, he gained valuable information that has contributed to his musical progression. Now on the hunt to grab his dream, Bless says his music is “inspiration for the soul”.

Listen out for The Winner and other great songs by Bless The Best on SkunkRadio Live Hip Hop and R&B Playlist Shows.

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Anne Davis


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Jackson, Mississippi native, Anne Davis' self-produced album, a compilation of thought-provoking upbeat tempos and ballads from the "folk-alternative" artist, has been turning ears as it has traveled throughout the U.S. and beyond by receiving quite favorable college radio airplay. Davis wrote all fifteen tracks, and the "organic feel" of the melodies is attributed to the defining instruments you'll find on the album.

"What I really wanted to go for was to put together a project using only real instruments....and that meant no compromise with using any type of fabricated sounds, including drum machines." And, that's exactly what you're going to hear--such instruments as the cello, violin, upright acoustic bass, mandolin, accordion, penny whistle and the uilleann pipe on the CD. "I wanted everything to be real....for me, as an artist, it only made sense for the production of the project to be as soul-baring as the lyrics."

Sharing a bit of background, Davis matter-of-factly will tell you, "I perform, sing, and write simply because that's what I do. I've been writing and singing since I was a little girl, giving concerts for my Siamese cat, Feather, and our Greyhound, Zip, in the backyard with my tennis racket guitar. It just seemed the thing to do. Years later, I'm still finding myself writing and scribbling down song lyrics on napkins or backs of envelopes--and this time, playing to larger audiences beyond an attentive cat and dog. Apparently, it's just a part of who I am and why I'm here."

Although Davis' singing began at an early age around the house and in church, she really began pursuing music seriously while attending college. During a weekend retreat her sophomore year at Mississippi State University, Anne bit the bullet and performed a song she had written. "Nervously, with hands shaking, heart pounding, I got up and shared for the first time one of my own songs and the response was completely mind-blowing. I remember sensing that evening that something truly significant had taken place that would alter my life forever. I was left reeling for days....I guess it all started that night. Somehow, I've had gigs ever since."

Anne's passion for music bleeds over into camaraderie with fellow musicians, which has taken her overseas to perform in music festivals in Hungary. She says she would love to play in Eastern Europe again in the future, and spread over into Western Europe as well. After college, Anne moved to Nashville to plug into the artists/music community.

In the past, Davis had dabbled in the studio many times, walking out only with demos, but she knew when it was time to move forward with her first full-length project. "People continually began asking me for product after gigs, so it became apparent what I felt I needed to do--I hated sending them away empty handed." After spending several years in the studio persevering through many obstacles, including a debilitating illness known as CFIDS and chronic Lyme Disease, she has finally emerged with the finished product of her debut CD release. "There were so many days I wondered if it would ever happen....so the day the CDs showed up at my doorstep, it felt incredibly surreal. I remember opening up a box, pulling out a CD and just looking at it almost in disbelief."

Her songs explore a sense of questioning that easily resonates with cross-generational segments of listeners. One of the most popular songs on the album, "Temple of Contradictions," meshes upbeat melody with poignant lyrics that contemplate such strong emotions as guilt, shame, and wrestling with temptation. Other songs such as "Where the Roads Cross" and "No, I'm Not Going Anywhere," though both favored ballads, offer different streams of thought. "Where the Roads Cross" reveals fragile, uneasy questioning, while the song "No, I'm Not Going Anywhere" strongly declares steadfast commitment in relationships. "Days Like These" and "Journal Entries" stir up nostalgic emotions of days gone by as well as reminders of reasons to hope. Also, included in the list of 15 cuts are "Until That Day" and "May Your Cokefloats Be Overflowing," which were both wedding songs written specifically for good friends.

It's these human lyrics that are so relatable and reflect Anne's penchant for translating complex emotions and thoughts to the everyday listener. It's her hypnotic melodies and raw, textured vocals along with her quirky, down-to-earth persona and sense of humor that make Anne so believable and endearing to an audience.

This singer/songwriter, also pegged as a "poet," describes her live performances as "wearing her heart on her sleeve" experiences that she shares with her audiences, even to the point of her reading from her journals as well as singing songs that literally have come straight out of her own journal entries. Anne says sometimes she goes barefoot when she plays out because it seems symbolically fitting for her to. "At times, it can feel almost too vulnerable, but then again, I'm reminded--isn't that what we're all in desperate search of--something that's universally revealing, honest and even a bit messy. Being transparent and real has a way of ushering in contemplation about life that we can all identify with and say 'me, too!....I, too have felt this way before, and what a relief to know I'm not the only one who has.' I believe we are all waiting on someone to play our song....wherever we may find ourselves in life at the time."

Though all musicians who played a part on this project are professional studio musicians, and most certainly noteworthy in their own right, some might find it surprising that Ron de la Vega, who performs and records regularly with Nanci Griffith, contributes his talents on several songs on this freshman CD release. "For me, it was a true honor to have Ron participate on this project--it was like he knew what each song wanted added to it, and he never just pushed through any of the songs....it's not his style....he's such a sincere, true musician.....each song was treated with great respect, sensitivity, and excellence....needless to say, it was one of those highlighted studio moments you tuck away in your memory."

The late great Hunter Lee, also a Jackson, Miss. native, who was the one and only uilleann pipe player in Nashville, contributed to "The Crucible Song." Davis remembers, "The day he came into the studio to lay down his tracks was one of the sweetest studio experiences I've had to date--I wept most of the entire time he played--there was just a connect there. Even he commented on how natural it felt for him as he 'went with it' and let the song lead....our time in the studio had this cool dynamic going on that felt like some sort of a Divine appointment--I just wish he could have heard the final mix of the song before his premature death."

Anne performs in coffeehouses, college bars, pubs, festivals, and benefit concerts. Eventually, she intends to take it to the road more often, as her health improves and her body becomes more "roadworthy."

Listen out for Where The Roads Cross and other great tracks by Anne Davis on SkunkRadio Live Pop, Rock and Indie Playlist Shows.

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Ariel Lavi


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Ariel.Lavi is a 26 year old music composer and recording artist based in the Los Angeles area of California, USA.

He is a fully trained musician, and has played various instruments since the age of 10. He studied audio engineering at college in order to pursue a career in record production and music composition.

Ariel.Lavi currently composes original material for the entertainment industry, including (but not limited to) film, television and video games.

Listen out for My Death Will Kill You and other

great tracks by Ariel.Lavi on SkunkRadio Live Instrumental Hour.

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Christina Custode

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Christina Custode is a graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her music is current and honest, to say the least.

Listen out for "Nothing" and other good songs by Christina Custode on Skunk Radio Live Pop and Rock Playlist Shows.

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Sam & Nate

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A fresh breath to the musical air, Sam and Nate have had melody embedded in their lives since birth. With a background in piano, guitar, bass and drums, Sam & Nate have cultivated an understanding musically that has no further explanation than brotherhood. Samuel leads the two in melody with Nate’s purposeful unique rap style that demands attention. 2008 led them to winning multiple talent competitions, most notably AMTC. In 2009, the two found ultimate focus, seeking to take their musical endeavors to the next level. They began writing, rehearsing and performing on stages. Their first recording took place in a closet; the second was done in Dallas, Texas with acclaimed record producer Geoff Rockwell.

The summer of 2011 brought their musical talents to their “Camplified Tour” on the East Coast performing before thousands of screaming campers. They shared the stage with Savvy, who recently were signed to Cash Money Records label. Sam & Nate continue to perform as often as possible, and in December were invited to Disney’s Celebration City, to perform at “Celebration of Voices” sharing their talent with everyone in the snow covered streets. They have been working and recording in Atlanta, Georgia with John Eley. Their new single, “Fell In Love with Love”, featuring Algee is stirring up much interest in the music industry and is getting a lot of air play.

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Born Ready

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Born Ready, also known as Brandon Richardson was born Jan 4, 1987 and grew up as an only child for most of his life. With no father figure and a mother with a drug addiction, Ready confided in his grandmother for much of his childhood. She was his pillar and his reason to stay on a positive path. When she passed away prematurely before his first year of high school things took a turn for the worst. "When I lost my grandma it was like I couldn't breathe, to go through something so devastating at that age was almost unbearable. When she died a part of me died too."

With no stability and no support in his corner Ready found harmony in the streets. The harsh realities of the streets prompted Born to explore music. Having been introduced to freestyle rap by two close friends, Greg and Jared Blackwell, Ready found a much needed way to vent. It was at that point he decided music was going to be his life.

After moving to North Carolina in an attempt to pursue an academic and athletic avenue, Ready returned to
Pittsburgh and recorded his first album "Trials and Tribulations". Since then he has been featured on
numerous mixtapes and has even worked with such artists as Project Pat, Roscoe Dash and Trapaholics. While steadily perfecting his craft Born Ready continues to engrave his name in the industry. With an original sound and unique delivery, Born Ready is sure to have a bright future in music.

Listen out for Focus, Lay Low, Runnin and other great tracks by Born Ready on SkunkRadio Live Hip Hop Playlist Shows.

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Chris O'Neill

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Melbourne born Singer-Songwriter Chris O’Neill’s love affair with music began at age 5, after his parents overheard him working out the theme to his favourite cartoon on the piano. Fast forward to the present day and Chris is now an established multi-instrumentalist and composer, with a deep passion for storytelling and connecting with others through music.

Chris released his first EP in mid 2010, and was delighted to see it secure a place in the ARIA Top 50 Physical Singles chart for consecutive weeks, peeking at number 5, and in the Jagermeister AIR Charts – Top 20 Singles 100% Indie, peaking at number 12.

Recorded in his Eastern Suburbs home and mixed by U.S. engineer Andy Ellis (R.E.M/Goo Goo Dolls/Gavin Rossdale), the 5 track CD titled “Entr’acte” has been well received by critics, with one reviewer defining it as “a captivating, heartfelt and sincere collection of stories from this young Melbourne musician”.

This positive feedback was reinforced with many of the tracks from “Entr’acte” being selected as grand finalists in a number of national and international songwriting competitions, including the Australian Songwriting Competition, the Expose Yourself Songwriting Competition (USA) and the International Acoustic Music Awards (USA). Spurred on by this success, Chris recorded and released a second EP titled "Fingerprints and Souvenirs" in late 2011, which eventuated into several slots in the esteemed Port Fairy Folk Festival. Since then, Chris has been busy gigging, writing, and sinking teeth (and his compositional skills) into a number of short film and game music projects.

Having supported renowned artists such as Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) and Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), and having taken part in a couple of Matt Corby tours, assembled a backing band of some of Melbourne's hottest up and coming players, and competed against world class songwriters in international competitions all by the age of 23, the future is certainly looking bright for this young musician - and he can't wait to write about it!

Listen out for Sunsets and other great songs by Chris on SkunkRadio Live Rock and Indie Playlist Shows.

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Ian And The Dream

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In 2008 two high school best friends began embarking on their dream. They had already been active in Milwaukee’s music scene for a while; Ian Ash had won the Summerfest Pepsi Talent Search after performing an original song at the early age of 13, and Bassist, Chivo had cut his teeth playing Hard Rock in several projects; but after seeing an opportunity to compete for a major label record deal, Ian and The dream was formed.

Competing in Bodog’s Battle of the Bands, Ian & The Dream were named “Best MilwaukeeBand”, landing them performances in front of larger crowds such as the Metro and House
of Blues in Chicago. Ian Ash won the title “Top Singer” at Waukesha County Fair, earning
him an opening performance with the Beach Boys. When Grammy award-winning Beach Boy
Bruce Johnston praised Ian’s performance, the band knew they were ready to reach higher
in pursuit of their dream.

Listen out for We Know How To Fall and other great tracks by Ian And The Dream on SkunkRadio Live Rock and Indie Playlist Shows.

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Amycanbe


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Amycanbe hails from Italy. Originally comprised of Marco and Mattia, they formed in 2002 but actually started as a four-piece band in 2005, after Francesca and Paolo joined.

After their first live performances in clubs, theatres and local bars, Amycanbe recorded a self-produced demo (Yellow Suit - EP) with 5 songs which attracted the attention of critics and attained widespread success. Blow Up Magazine placed Amycanbe in the playlist of the Best Debutant Italian Indie Band of 2005. The same year, Amycanbe opened for Skin, Sophia, The Devastations and Yuppie Flu, and played the Roma Rock Festival.

Their debut album "Being A Grown-Up Sure Is Complicated" was released in October, 2007. It was produced by Mario Thaler, to critical acclaim. This coincided with their first UK tour that saw the band playing in Leeds, Bristol, Oxford and Sheffield, as well as their album launch at 12 Bar in London, radio sessions at the BBC and a 2nd UK tour that saw the band having some highlights in glorious music venues such as The Borderline and Scala in London, Komedia in Brighton, The Croft in Bristol and The Gander in Bournemouth.

Back in Italy... the brilliant international festival called "Assalti Al Cuore" in Rimini wanted Amycanbe for a gig that would be marked as one of the greatest in the band's history. It marked the beginning of a new musical direction for the band and the start of their new project.

After one year of intense and successful gigs around Italy, the EP called "The World Is Round" was finally released on the 25th of May, 2011. Preceded by a new single and video called "Everywhere", it received great feedback, featuring in important blogs and magazines such as ListenBeforeYouBuy, The London Music Blog and Kismet Magazine with 7.1 Million readers worldwide. The video played on MTV New Generation, VIVA and many other popular music channels.

The long awaited album "Mountain Whales" was finally released late October, 2011.

Listen out for Everywhere, Rose Is A Rose and other great songs by Amycanbe on SkunkRadio Live Rock/Indie Playlist Shows.

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The Ambient Light

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The Ambient Light started as two people in a garage writing music. After solidifying the lineup as a 5
piece, the band ventured off to play shows throughout the Los Angeles area.

In the summer of 2013 they released their deluxe album "Nostalgia Trip" and accompanied that release with a show at The Make Music Pasadena Music Festival.

The band is known for their psychedelic reverb-drenched sound and their trippy music videos.

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