HIP HOP 8 PIECE ‘HIGH SUNDAY’ ARE READY TO SHARE THEIR NEW EP ‘ HIP HOP ANNONOYMAS’ AND YOU CAN GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT RIGHT HERE! 

What are your names?
Nick Fazekas, Ike Williams, Eddie Core Jr,Nicole Row,Ryan Evangelista and Drin Elliot 
What is the band name? 

HIgh Sunday
What is your genre of music?

Hip Hop 
Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.

Ike: Me and Nick have have been performing together for almost. We started as a group Enfamus, and rocked up and down the coast from Santa Barbara to Orange County. A couple years ago we decided to move to LA and expand into a full live hip hop band, so we moved, changed our name to High Sunday, and convinced 4 other people to join us on the journey.So now we have me and Nick rapping,Ryan singing and playing the guitar,Eddie on the drums,Nicole on the bass and the amazing Drinn on the keys
How did you meet eachother?

We met each other through mutual acquaintances in the music world.
Describe eachother in one word.

Ready
Are you a signed?

No , we are an Indie band as of the moment
Your self titeled EP ‘ High Sunday ‘ is being released soon, tell us more about it?

The debut EP is 4 songs that we feel encompass the general message that we’re trying to convey as a band. We want to inspire and show that the music doesnt have to be dumbed down, or even familiar to the ear to be great. we have something great happening here.
What was the recording process like?

The writing and production happened over a couple of years, in various locations and the mindset, but when it comes to recording, everyone usually so ready and so professional , that I just have to press record.
Describe each track in three words.

Wonderland – Fantasy or Tragedy 

Let Go – Time To Party

Get There – Road To Success 

Hip Hop Annonoymas – Hip Hop Annonoymas 

You gave ‘Hip Hop Annonoymas’ out as a free download, what was the reason behind that?

It was a part of PR campaign leading up to the release of the EP.We needed the proper outlets to have their hands on a song or two before the big roll out.
Do you have any videos to accompanie the EP coming out?

Yes, The Hip Hop Annonoymas video is coming January 2017
What is next for you all? 

First we want to make sure that this EP release goes properly, and we have a video coming out next month. also the big “release” party will be in Hollywoodon Jan 20th, otherwise we’ll be playing at Skinny’s Lounge in North Hollywood December 8th.

we’ll be rocking NYE at the west end with Dj Sean Cutter who tours with Shwayze
Do you have any collaborations in the works?

We are always collaborating for live shows.We have huge special guest appearances to where we’ve had up to 10 performers on the stage at once! As far as music we have plenty of collaborations,and we’re always open to more.We didnt become a uper band by being closed minded , and not willing to work with other musicians.

Would you be up for collaborating with other bands or artists, if so how could they contact you?

Always! and then can contact us at highsundaymusic@gmail.com or on facebook

Do you play any instruments?

I play all of them , but we’ve split responsibilities as listed in the 4th question/
Who are your influences?

being that we’re 6 extremely well roundedstudents of music,the list of inflences is eay too long,so we’ll just say eachother
How do you get inspiration to write songs?

we have so many different life stories and experinces to draw from but also weed.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

On tour somewhere… and no longer having to answer the question ” what kinda music are you” because the sound High Sunday should be be familiar enough by then. but also,in a seperate mansions 
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

Eat and sometimes sleep. thats about it 

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?

The Hollywood Bowl
What would be your dream show to have your music played on? 

whatever the number #1 tv show is 
For anyone vistiting Los Angeles, where would you reccommend them to go?

to any and every High Sunday show. It’s an amazing experience
If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?

Adele
If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?

Em
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

As an artist ” you have a gift” A gift last forever and can reach the world. So when things get rough in this unconvential lifethat you chose,remember what a powerful gift you possess
What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Keep up
You get off a plane in your hometown, 

1/ where is the first place you visit – 

Ike – Moms house 

Nick – Grandparents
2/ where is the first place you see 

Ike – The Beach

Nick – My families home
3/ where is the fist food place you go and what do you get

Ike – Sam Pedro Brewing Co for a beer and a Burger 

Nick – Whataburger 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 

Set up merch booth , plug all night , drink something ,smoke something, and …the lyrics. Cant forget the lyrics!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

facebook.com/highsunday

twitter: @highsunday 

instagram @highsundaymusic 

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LITTLE MONARCH THE UNSIGNED TRIO FROM LA READY TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL THINK OF THEIR SOUND,GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM HERE!

What are your names?
Casey Kalmenson, Nick Setter, Lanita Smith
 
What is your genre of music?
Indie Pop-Rock with some Soul
 
How did you meet each other?
Nick and I (Casey ) Met at a school I was teaching at about 2 years ago. I met lanita about 9 months later at House of Blues where she was playing Keys in a band I was listening to. Nick and I had already been writing together for a bit and then we brought Lanita in to hang and collab with us .
 
Are you signed?
Not yet.
 
Your self-titled EP was recently released. Can you tell us about it?
Its been a really fun and rewarding process. We have a lot of different things going on sonically in the group so getting a project that sounds cohesive was important. Our producer Ryan Marrone killed it on that. The actual recording only took a couple weeks but mixing, tweaking, and getting all the other elements ready for release took us longer than expected. Learned a lot and cant wait to get back into the studio in the New Year to cut some more songs.
 
What was the recording process like?
Fun and casual. We recorded in this studio apartment complex on Melrose in LA… small and quirky space but really great sound. We survived on Pizza and Whiskey.
 
Describe each track in three words.
No Matter What- Positive, hopeful, fun
Too little Too late- Big, Anthemic, Raw
Forever – Dynamic, Romantic, catchy
Out on the edge- Groovy, Warm, Bass
 
 
‘No Matter What’ was released on ‘All Things Go’ — how was that for you all?
It was awesome. We are so stoked on all of the support we have been getting surrounding the release.
 Do you have videos in the works? If so, what can you tell us about them?

Not yet but soon. We want to put our funds into recording more music and then in time making some great music videos.

 Casey, you released a Jazz album before Little Monarch was born. What is it like to now be part of a trio?

My jazz record was the first thing I ever released. Its been a wild ride musically since then and I think this project is a great representation of where I am at in terms of what I love to sing and listen to now.

 Who are your influences?

The Police, Coldplay, Alabama Shakes, Blood Orange, Tame Impala to name a few more contemporary acts. Rolling stones, Beatles, The Cure are some classic groups we love as well.

MHow do you get inspiration to write songs?
A lot of the time we start out with a guitar part that Nick has written and build from there. Usually takes us an hour or two or talking, eating, hanging, and then we get inspired and pick up instruments.

 Where do you see the band in 5 years?

Touring, a couple more albums, maybe even collaborating on some film scores.

When  you’re not making music, what do you do?

I love the ocean and live down by the beach so I am usually surfing or chilling with my dog when I am not working. – Casey

 What would be your dream venue to play in your hometown?

I grew up in New York so Madison Square Garden would definitely be an amazing venue to play. But ultimately, I would have to say Jones Beach Amphitheater, just a really cool venue right on the water. – Nick

For me it would have to be the Greek theatre since I grew up in Hollywood. I just love the open air and the acoustics are amazing. – Casey
 

What would be your dream show to have your music played on?

I just started watching Better Things on FX and I love it. So either that or maybe Suits since my parents love that show lol.

For anyone visiting Los Angeles, where would you recommend they go?

I’m a huge fan of hiking up to Griffith observatory, really great views of the city from up there. Then you should stop at Yuca’s down the street for some of the best tacos I’ve had here. Also, checking out the weirdness that is Venice beach is always a good time. – Nick

 If you could collaborate with one UK Artist or Band, who would it be?

James Blake

If you could collaborate with one US Artist or Band, who would it be? 

Anderson .Paak
 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

You really have to be on it everyday. Always try to use your time to advance your craft in some way even if you can’t practice in that moment. Read about what other people are doing to create success for themselves, even if they aspire to do something that seems unrelated to what you’d like to do. You never know what may jump out at you and change you for the better. – Nick

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

There are a lot of great ones out there.. I think maybe “ Work hard Dream Big” is a good one for us. If not that one then “ If at first you don’t succeed, order pizza.”

 You get off a plane in your hometown:
1. Where is the first place you visit?

Family… I’m never there so I’m always trying to crash someone’s house -Lanita

2. What is the first place you see?

I’m probably looking at food spot -Lanita

3. Where do you go first to eat?

My dads… -Lanita

 
 When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
In-ears, water, keyboard and accessories, make-up, and lyrics…(Ha) -Lanita

 
 Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
@littlemonarch3 is our band account
Our personal pages are
@heycaseyk
@nsetter27
@lanitasmith

REVIEW: GAVIN TUREK AND THE URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT ( @urpmusic) RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘ARMOR LOVE’

Ranging from a variety of genre’s to a variety of sound that sends you are going to love.

I first heard this and fell in love with it, the beat is so relaxing and instantly just puts you in such a calming mood.
Yet so upbeat and a dance along tune as well, it is one to get on your relaxing playlist, work out playlist , its a song for everyday what ever the time!
The vocals are sang so perfectly taking the track to the next level, with all of this fused together it creates their signiture sound, its great!
 
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REVIEW: SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP IS ON ITS WAY OUT ON DECEMBER 2ND FROM LA BAND ‘HIGH SUNDAY’BE READY!

FOUR TRACKS WITH A VARIETY OF SOUNDS FROM JAZZ,ROCK,REGGAE AND AND FUNK CREATING THEIR UNIQUE SOUND BUT STIL HAS HIP HOP STYLE.

A unique instrumental straightaway comes through ‘Wonderland’ gets you talking about it a lot, so peacful. Ryans vocals than bounce through so appealing and clear. Their a hip hop vibe added to the track shocks you in a good way which makes you wonder how the rest of the 
‘Let Go’ takes you on a much slower ride than ‘Wonderland’ but stil gives that explosive sound when the vocals come through and the intrumentals gives it that high energy throughout.
A song that makes you really listen instantly with a message that is so beautiful, inspiring and with so much passion featuring Jaq Lion. Its like they dont know if they will ever ‘Get There’ but it wont stop them from trying or hearing the people who dont believe say they wont ….THIS IS NOT THE CASE BECAUSE HIGH SUNDAYS WILL ‘GET THERE’ and will be heard everywhere one day so stay tuned for so much more from them. 
Track number 4 is ‘HIP HOP ANONYMOUS’ IS FOR YOU! With an instant download below to see what their sound is and who they are, you will instantly fall in love!

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REVIEW: @tay_noelle FROM LOS ANGELES IS SET TO MAKE HER DEBUT WITH HER EP ‘OUT OF MY SYSTEM’ AND ITS TOTALLY OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Not all can say they have moved states at 20 but Taylor Noelle has ticked it off her list of to do’s from moving from Los Angeles to Nashville to persue her dreams!

The new EP was produced by Andrew Connor and set to release on the 25th November 2016. 

 With four tracks that you straightaway feel the pop vibe really excites you to hear how it all comes together.
Track 1 ‘ Too Good’ an interesting instrumental that puts a smile on your face even before the stunning vocals come through. 

With fantastic beat and sing along song you really feel the way this song moves and its great.
‘I Fall’ is track number two and I have a preview you all get to hear before the release of the EP so Ill leave this one to you guys to get your opinion on but i will say you’ll have it on repeat.Its slower than track 1 one but still has those silvery vocals and fits the theme so magically.

 track 3 ‘ Wont Waste My Time’ with a title that makes you wonder how this track will go , its definitely a surprise in a magnificent way.
 last up is ‘Covers Me’ a very story telling song that feels personal to Taylor and the way it is sang is so beautiful and peaceful. 
with an instrumental that you just would love to hear over and over and vocals so professional.
 ‘OUT OF MY SYSTEM’ WILL BE LIVE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND STREAMING SERVICES THIS FRIDAY SO BE SURE TO GO GRAB A COPY AND STREAM IT.
 
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REVIEW: FRESH OF THE TOURING SCENE ARE ‘KING WASHINGTON’ WITH NEW SINGLE ‘ MY REFLECTION’

King Washington are a LA based Rock band made up of Tyson,George,Billy and David and ready to show us all their own version of ROCK! 
Having toured with Artic Monkeys these guys are ready to get their fan base to scream about them and screaming they should be doing.l in a great way!
My Reflection throws you off from the beginning with a slow start which makes you wonder about the rock but then it instantly kicks in and when the vocals and instrumental merge you really feel powerful sound. 

The lyrics are perfect giving you that feeling of this track just belongs to King Washington and it sang with so much dedication. 

Produced so well that you just really makes you want the next release now!
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UNSIGNED ARTIST   @TaylorWJahn  FROM OREGON TO LOS ANGELES AND CHATTING TO ME ABOUT DEBUT EP ‘HIDE AWAY’ 

 What is your name?My name is Taylor Jahn

 What is your genre of music?

Indie Alt-Pop
 Give us a little bio about you.

I’m an Oregon native, currently residing in Los Angeles. My musical influences span almost all genres and styles, but sonically I find myself at home in progressions created on the piano. Writing gives me emotive fulfillment, while performing (be it for an open-mic night at a dive bar or performing the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium for NBC Sports) enriches me to the core and only makes me hungry for more. I dream big, but am driven by the little things in life, and live passionately whenever and however possible.

What made you go in to music?

My parents got my brother and me a piano for Christmas the year I turned six, and signed us both up for lessons soon thereafter, which in years that followed served as a sort of formal education of song structure for me. We grew up with a wide variety of vinyl being played in our house, which in turn instilled in me the passion of artistry. If you were to have been a fly on the wall in those days (or, even, still today), you’d have seen us spinning around the family room to everything from The Rolling Stones and BB King to Michael Jackson and Celine Dion. The combination of these influences, coupled with my interest in cutting-edge sounds and production aspects, and obsession with concerts and live performances, opened up the thought and dream that maybe there’s a place for ME to partake in that world, as well.
 Are you a signed?

I’m not currently signed, but will let you know immediately once that day comes! In the meantime, I’m enjoying my journey as an independent artist, continually crafting my sound and presence in the musical universe.
 You have released ‘HIde Away’ as the single for your debut Ep, tell us more about it.

“Hide Away” is a song that came about during a period of reflection in my life. I had recently moved to LA, and was searching for comfort and meaning in the midst of finding my footing in a new environment. Originally meant as a piece to ask for shelter provided by others, the song took on its own direction and grew from the base-line chord progression into a story where one can actually find the strength to fight the storms of life within themselves, and can have the power to be that support for others, as well. It speaks to a humanity that I believe we have deep inside, but don’t always realize. There’s a focus in this song on unconditional love, and it’s ability to heal, every time.

 You have a debut EP coming out titled your first single ‘Hide Away’, tell us what to expect from it.

My debut EP, “Hide Away,” is a record that I am TRULY so proud of. The subject matter covers a variety of experiences and emotions, ranging from love to loss and everything in between. Within each of us there is a slew of feelings that result from our interactions with our environment and experiences, every day, and these songs touch on those, while trying to find light in the dark and enhance the beauty that is connection. It’s a record that is uplifting, soul-searching, and heartfelt and, sonically, lush, strong and full.

 Describe each track in two words?Hide Away – haunting, lush
 All We Need – infectious, sprightly
 Slave to Your Love – hearty, spacious
 Light Inside – driving, ethereal
 Keep Moving On – evoking, alive
 

Will you be heading out on tour, maybe a home tour or further?
There are currently no plans for a tour, per se, but I am in the planning process of putting together an album release show here in LA, sometime in January. There will be other shows that will be surrounding that launch.

 Who was the first person you showed your EP to once completed?

My fiance.

  If you could perform for 5 people in the music industry who would they be and why?

 Sara Bareilles – She is a pillar, both as a human being and as a songwriter, and her voice is absolutely perfection. She comes from a small town (like myself), and has never wavered from whom she is as an artist, nor does she strive to be anything other than authentic and true. Her lives shows, of which I’ve been to many, evoke every emotion from humor to tears, and her beauty as a human shines through in every endeavor she takes on.

 Elton John – Icon, legend, humanitarian. This man embodies what a career can look like when you dream big and have an insane amount of talent, self-worth and vision. Not only do his albums stand the test of time, and the subject matter ring true for almost everyone, but his work with Disney over the years helped shape my childhood, and, though I didn’t recognize it at the time, helped me understand how the structure of a song can evoke emotion.
 Celine Dion – Arguably my favorite singer of all time, diva or otherwise, this woman caught my ear at an earlier age than I can remember, but captured my heart in junior high when Titanic shot her into the stratosphere. Her staggering talent aside, she is a true person, an honest talent and remains more grounded than almost any other artist I can think of. Her songs are timeless, and the way she builds to incredible crescendos is something I’m in constant awe of.
Rick Rubin – One of my favorite producers, this man has worked with EVERYONE in the business. Probably the reason I’d like to perform for him most, though, is because of his work on Adele’s album, “21.” The way he brought back the wall-of-sound and turned a singer-songwriter into a full-blown musical sensation is incredible. I love the way he weaves live instrumentation together with synthetic production, creating a sonic landscape that is both enviable and tangible at the same time.
 Sia Furler – One of the most creative songwriters and best-kept secret of the last 15 years or so, this woman (one of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet) changes the face of music at every turn. Her words and melodies span genres, artist and gender, and her live performances have left me spellbound time and time again. She LOVES what she does and is passionate about life, and is someone I truly admire and would love to work with someday.
 Do you play any instruments?

I do! The piano. And I can pluck a chord or two out of a guitar, as well. Also, I have a secret talent for playing the recorder, something that I discovered in music class in second grade, and play percussion on almost every surface I come in contact with.

 Who are your influences?

My influences range across the board, from other artists to people in my inner circle. In musical terms though, I’d have to say that Sara Bareilles, Adele and Elton John are up near the top. Their writing and lyrics, vocal prowesses, and performance styles are truly inspirational (not to mention they use their powers for change and good in the world, which is a lifeforce you can feel through their songs and on their tours). Unabashedly passionate, both about their art/careers and about the world at large, I find the paths they blaze incredible, and strive to emulate bits and pieces of such display, and use that energy as I carve my own path in this industry.

 How do you get inspiration to write songs?

There’s not a specific way that I get inspired to write, as I write when I feel, and I feel when I live. Experience is what drives my art. Everything from emotion-evoking experiences, such as falling in love, losing a childhood friend, or having a blowout fight, to sounds or visuals that touch me, like fallen leaves, a beautiful piano arrangement, or the smell of rain on a summer afternoon. Sounds cheezy, but certain things just hit me and strike a chord somewhere, and a spark of inspiration somehow grows into a flame and I just roll with it. So far, I’ve been very lucky with how inspiration has worked together with my soul, and I strive to continue to remain open and free in order to allow for infinite more opportunities to be inspired by my life and the world around me.

 Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

In five years, I see myself continually becoming a better writer and performer, hopefully signed and touring and regularly making new music. I would love to be collaborating with idols of mine, writing for other artists, and making a mark in the music business in a way that is both lasting and empowering, setting an example for how a legit career can be built on passion, honesty and trust. I have a bucket list of people I’d love to collaborate with, as well, so I hope to be checking that off as the years and milestones roll by.

 When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

A lot, actually! While music is such a huge part of who I am and what I’m passionate about, I also enjoy the little things in life that make living so fun and so intrinsically rewarding. I’m often found playing with my four month old Golden Retriever puppy, hiking Runyon Canyon, hitting the LA-area beaches and searching for cool gastro-pubs and restaurants. I cook whenever I possibly can, nap as much as is acceptable, and travel when finances allow. I love to read, I love to shop for vintage vinyl, I love to experience nature. Meeting new people is a big thing for me, as well, bc I thrive on interaction and being social.

 What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

There are a few over the years, but I’d have to say the top three are “Turn, Turn, Turn” by The Byrds (it was the first time I can remember hearing the delicate beauty of harmonies and feeling what they can do for a song); “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion (I was at a pivotal age when Titanic came out, and the power and scope of that track that played on the airwaves of my boom box made me fall in love with power ballads and realize what they can do to the soul); and “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele (it came out of left field and I will never forget the first time I heard it, in the car with my Dad as he drove me to the airport to fly to LA, where I told him this is the kind of song I want to be known for).

 What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

The best advice I’ve ever been given is to dream big but to remain grounded, in every aspect of my life. I come from a large family that is as supportive as one could ever hope for; a group of people who taught me to work hard, to enjoy the ride and to have zero shame in reaching for the stars, no matter what the circumstance (academic achievements, relationships, my music). I will never forget to aim high and shoot far, but to appreciate every single moment and accomplishment that may come my way, and love the people who helped get me there.

 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

I’d tell them to DO THEM. I do this, actively, and receive this advice all the time. It’s important to keep grounded in the music world, bc there is so much influence out there and pressure to be a certain way, have a certain sound, and carry oneself in a specific manner. The artists that I love and respect, both world-famous and unknown, break down those barriers, and find success in their niche of the business bc of their passion and belief in their own selves, and the art that they create which is uniquely them and therefore very beautiful.

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” I like this one, because it reminds me to always work hard and to not give up hope, for putting that positive energy out into the world will come back to boost you up at just the moment it’s meant to happen.

 Where is your dream venue to perform?

It’s a toss-up between the Hollywood Bowl and the Greek Theatre.

 When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

A ring I got on a trip to Mexico with my grandmother; my green Nalgene of water; either a friend or my fiance; a Giving Keys necklace that my fiance got me, which is inscripted with the word “create;” my earbuds.

 You just come back off tour,back in your hometown;

1/ where do you visit first?
2/where do you eat first ?

3/who do you see first?-
The first place I visit is my bed. The first place I eat is our local Mom & Pop Mexican restaurant, El Ranchito. The first person/people I see is either my fiance or my parents and brother.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

I do, and appreciate the support!! @taylorwjahn on Instagram and Twitter; Taylor Jahn on my Facebook artist page.

REVIEW: STRIPPED BACK AND CREATED WITH PURE HONESTY BROCK BAKER RELEASES ‘FAIRYTALE ENDING’ AND ITS A DREAM!

Brock Baker is a singer and songwriter from Phoenix,Arizona who had a dream to create music from the heart and let the world hear it!
A high slow guitar solo starts the track, very smooth but a deep feel which instantly  shows it is written with so much so and love. 

The vocals just come through peacefully yet so beautiful. 

The lyrics just draw you in instantly and grabs you in to a trance of magical melodies.

With Brock’s personal feel to the song gives you an insight of what Brock’s imagination of a ‘Fairytale Ending’ which we all want as well.

A sweet powerful story full of soul and emotion that you need to hear.
Such a sing along song what you need to have on your playlist now and forever!
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FROM PHOENIX,ARIZONA BROCK BAKER MOVED TO LA TO SHOWCASE HIS TALENT AND MUSIC TO THE WORLD, I CHAT TO HIM ABOUTBHIS NEW SINGLE ‘FAIRYTALE ENDING’  AND MORE 

What is your name?

 Brock Baker

 What is your genre of music?

 My genre of music is Soul Pop

 Give us a little bio about you.

 I’ve been performing since I was 4 years old, I was raised in Phoenix Arizona and won a gospel music award for vocals. Shortly after, I moved to Los Angeles and started a career writing pop music and acting for television. I’ve been a session singer for years and have worked on projects for the rascal flats, Glee, and even the new cartoon SING. I currently wrapped a new kids show called “Q-Wunder” with Alyson Stoner and am working on my new personal record.

What made you go in to music?

 When I first hit the stage I felt at home. I think it made sense to me and as I got older it became more and more clear that I was meant to entertain people. Nobody makes you do it, your heart and your head just know.

 Are you signed?

 I’m currently independent. I’ve done the label thing, and it’s good to be signed at the right time. It’s all strategic. 

 Your brand new  song “fairytale ending” comes out on the 30th of August 2016 , tell us more about it.

 I’m excited about the stripped version of Fairytale Ending. It was a song that I wrote for a friend. I asked her why she wasn’t married. She’s so beautiful, kind, and deserved a good man. She was down and out, she was crying with me about how nobody would marry her. I wrote this song for her, sang it to her, and, within a year, sang it to her and her husband as their first dance at their wedding.
 What was the writing process like for “fairytale ending”?

 This process started with a relationship. Knowing somebody worthy of love, but not receiving it. I was thinking about cheering her up the whole time that I wrote it. From the relationship to the guitar to the lyrics and melody, this one came together and is a song that I love to this day. 

Will we see a new ep or album this year?

 I hope so. If it’s not released this year it will at least be recorded. I’ve been choosing between hundreds of songs that I wrote and it’s been tough to choose which will best suit the direction of my music for the coming year.

 Do you have any gigs or tours coming up?

 I currently don’t have anything on the books as I’m recording my record but expect to have some dates in the near future.

 you were on the voice and american idol, how were they different?

 Most of the crew has worked on both shows. The difference is that they have different judges. Other than that, it’s pretty similar. I think Idol has a better track record for creating artists that stick around, but the voice really does have some incredible talent come through.

 you also got cast as a warbler on Glee, How did that come about and what was the best piece of advise you got?

 I received a call one day from the executive music producer of the show one morning saying that “I have an opportunity for you”… I shot out of bed and called back. He had mentioned that he randomly found me on Facebook from a picture that I had tried to take down for weeks (but the computer wouldn’t let me). That very picture booked me the job for Glee. It changed my life. Tim Davis advise to me was to “be the light.” It’s been the best piece of advise that I’ve received in this industry thus far. He will always be at the front of my Thank you list.

 Do you play any instruments?

 I do. I play guitar, piano, uke, and most stringed instruments come natural.

 Who are your influences?

 Girls, God, Family, and life experiences. When it comes to musical style, growing up my influences were Bono, Billy Joel, Elton John, Elvis, Celine Dion, and the Bedingfields.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 I normally wake up with a melody. If the day doesn’t start with that Ill sit down at the piano and just start playing, or a current event will take place that moves me to the lyric first and I’ll base a melody around that.
 Where do you see yourself now in 5 years?

 In 5 years I see myself touring, employing people, producing, writing, married, and living in LA, Nashville, and London.

when you’re not doing music, what do you do?

 When I’m not doing music I’m investing time into people. I moved to LA to help people through life issues. It just so happens that music has been a part of that help. I really enjoy coffee and hanging or a solid flick. Im kind of a hopeless romantic, so I don’t really mind a good chick flick every once in awhile. Ha!

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

 I loved “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2, Celine Dion’s “all coming back to me”, Billy Joel’s “for the longest time”, Elvis’ “Jailhouse rock”, Elton John “candle in the wind” Daniel bedingfield “If you’re not the one” & “Gotta get through this”. All of these songs inspired me.
 what’s the best advice you have ever been given?

 Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. I live by the Golden Rule and I can attribute any success that I have to that Gold Standard of living.
 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

 Be Original. This world can be very black and white and it’s our job as artists to bring the color to the people. Think of different ways to say the same thing, think of different things to say, open your eyes and ears to your surroundings and be the mouthpiece for your people.


What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 Frank Gifford put his arm around me once and said “age is just a number”… This inspired me to live till I’m 120, to always keep the same spirit that I had when I was 14, and to not let my being young destroy my effectiveness to the old, but not let my being old destroy my effectiveness to the young. 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?

 There is this little mexican restaurant called Via de losantos that has a dish called the “marylou” it is unreal. My favorite place in AZ!

 When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

 1. Water

 2. Capo

 3. Guitar

 4. Set list

 5. Small bag of lays potato chips (grease helps the throat)

 Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow?

 yup! everyone can follow me at:

https://www.facebook.com/brockbakermusic

https://www.instagram.com/brockbakerm…

https://www.youtube.com/c/BrockBakerM…

https://www.snapchat.com/add/brocksta…

http://www.brockbaker.com

INDEPENDANT ARTIST JAKE DAVIS CHATS TO ME ABOUT HIS NEW EP ‘THE VALLEY’ , CHECK OUT WHAT WAS SAID!

What is your name?Jake Davis 

What is your genre of music?
Pop

Give us a little bio about you.
I’m Jake Davis and I make music. That was little. 

What made you go in to music?
I heard Paul McCartney scream on “Can’t Buy Me Love” and it seemed like a fun thing to do.

 Are you signed?

Independent as of now 

Your releasing your new single Saying It Right’, what’s the meaning behind the title.
Saying It Right is a song that’s all about questions. Actually every sentence in the song is a question. There aren’t any answers because it’s capturing that intermittent feeling between being an idiot and realizing you are one.

Take a listen below;

 You have a NEW EP called ‘The Valley’, tell us more about that.

I was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, which is the San Fernando Valley. I have a lot of 818 pride. I just think it’s the best place on earth. It allows all the access you want to all the great things about LA, without having to be constantly immersed in the fake hollywood-ness of it all. There’s a saying in LA that everything’s 20 minutes away, and I’d like to keep it that way. I also think the Valley influences a lot of the record lyrically because there’s not a whole lot to do out here, so it’s easy to get stuck in your own head over-thinking things. The record will be out everywhere on August 25th.

Tell us more about the other tracks.
I think it’s a good mix. “I Won’t Come Back” is similar to Saying It Right in the sense that it’s mostly electronic and a big steady beat. Other tracks like 4AM are more complex and showcase more guitar playing, because that’s a lot of fun for me. The second single “So Le Me Go” is my favorite track. It’s a hard hitting rock song with smashing drums and I’m all about smashing.

Which one was the hardest to write and record?
I don’t really have a hard time writing songs. If I can’t write it in 15 minutes I figure it’s probably not a good idea and throw it out. Good songs really do write themselves. To record probably 4AM was the hardest because there’s a lot of complex guitar stuff going, and also harmony stacks. I record all the vocals myself and in that song there can sometimes be 15 or 20 voices at once.

Will you be heading out on tour or any gigs coming up?
Right now my only gig scheduled is August 25th 6:30pm at the Santa Monica Pier. We’re opening for the Twilight Concert Series with Cibo Matto and Save Ferris. It’s a big one. Once we’re done with that we’ll start putting together shows again.

If you could collaborate with any UK artist who would it be?
I think it’d be fun to make some crazy rock track with Ed Sheeran. He doesn’t head in that direction much so that’d be new.

If you could collaborate withy any USA artist who would it be?
Bruno Mars.

Where is your dream venue or festival to play? 
I’ve gone to Coachella most of my life so that would be nice.

Do you play any instruments?
The basics: guitar, bass, piano, drums. I can get away with some mandolin or ukulele. I also got a harp recently. 

Who are your influences?
Musically my influences are everything so that’s not worth much. I try to listen to at least one new album all the way through everyday. I’m more influenced by people’s work ethic and intellect. I don’t really watch TV, just interview’s on YouTube. Lately I’m fairly obsessed with Elon Musk.

 How do you get inspiration for all your tracks?

I don’t write a song unless I hear a melody in my head. Out of everything else that’s the best indicator I’ve found if it’s going to be something worth writing. I’ll never sit down and plan to write a song.

 Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Doing what I’m doing now, making as much music as possible.

 When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

It’s rare that I’m not. I watch a lot of interviews like I said. Play tennis. Boring stuff.

 What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 

The song “re:stacks” by Bon Iver got me to start writing a lot more.

 What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Oh I don’t know. Maybe: “hey you should try some ranch with those fries.”  

 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

Just write the songs you would want to listen to in your car. It’s that simple.

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10” -Brian Wilson

Where is the best place to visit in your hometown?
My studio of course 😉

 When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 

-Something to wipe the sweat off, crucial.

-Band members, it can happen.
-Set lists, simple but often overlooked.
-Pre-show pep talk is essential.
-Post-show food plans are also essential.