International touring & recording artist from San Fernando Trinidad

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Sherma Andrews – Profile Singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, pianist, and recording artist started performing at the early age of 4 years old. The youngest in a musically-gifted family living in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad.  Andrews formed a band with renowned saxophonist, Markus Hauser that toured Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. She was hailed by the German press as “A true star who has graced us with her presence before she vanishes beyond reach.” The tour culminated in an appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Andrews toured and worked with many accomplished recording artists. She filled in for Whitney Houston during Enrique Iglesias’ World Tour. She worked with, Branford Marsalis, Britney Spears, Donna Summer and opened for Michael McDonald and Michael Feinstein. She also performed for President Bill Clinton’s Foundation Gala and many festivals including The Montreux and Cape Cod Jazz Festivals.

Her songs have been played on The Young and The Restless, Against The Ropes, The Sopranos, and other TV shows. Sherma Andrews is no stranger to the stage and has performed in Madison Square Garden, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Bergen Performing Arts Center, The American Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and many others.

https://www.shermaandrews.com/

2018 Western Canadian Music Awards Jazz Artist of the Year

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Rubim de Toledo, releases a new CD entitled, “The Dig.” The album features strong influences from his Brazilian background with heavy jazz, groove, and Caribbean elements.

Award-winning bassist and composer Rubim de Toledo combines the influences of his Brazilian heritage and his dedication to the jazz tradition to create an approach to music that is refreshing and uplifting. Boasting a diverse rhythmic palette inspired by world music, jazz, and contemporary music, a lure towards improvisation and a forward-looking traditionalism, Rubim nurtures a commanding sound and style as a bassist, soloist, and composer.
 

Rubim began his professional career in Edmonton at seventeen, performing with Albertan Jazz legends Tommy Banks, PJ Perry and Clarence “Big” Miller. Since then, he has become a sought-after sideman and a productive bandleader. Rubim is a founding member of renowned Canadian Latin-Jazz group Bomba and has had the honour of accompanying jazz artists like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mulgrew Miller, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Oliver Jones, and Jason Marsalis.

With his sixth and newest release, “The Dig,” Rubim distinguishes himself as a composer with a unique ability to explore contemporary styles while maintaining a sound that is modern yet inviting. The disc features seven original instrumental compositions influenced by Brazilian, Caribbean, jazz, and groove-based music.

Rubim has worked extensively since 2007 as musical director with Calgary’s prestigious Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. He is also a passionate music educator and the head of the bass department at MacEwan University in Edmonton.
 

In 2018, Rubim won the Western Canadian Music Award for Jazz Artist of Year and was nominated for a 2018 Edmonton Music Award. In 2019, his Latin-Jazz group Montuno West was nominated as World artist of the year at the Western Canadian Music Award, nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards, and won the Calgary Music Award for World Recording of the Year.

The Swinging Chads ease their way into Listening Hearts

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With the balanced combo of enchanting synth/keys,gentle guitar and soft tender percussion that is Blue Sunshine,The band takes celestial Hawaiian wonder and brings it back to earth for audences everywhere to enjoy with expressive alt-informed vocals waxing poetic on witnessing the Moon Bows of Maui,viscerally sentimental and sailing atop a memorable melody that cements Blue Sunshine’s imagery firmly in its listeners minds.just as enthralling as the songs own liminous muse.

Blue Sunshine is careful and calulated ,with fully fleshed out instramental parts that compliment one another perfectly while still leaving ample room for the vocal line to stitch it self in for a song that is never overcrowded ,but always abundant.Wave samples and elements like subtly bending notesand tones that suggest a steel guitatbrings the track”s imagery beyond just descriptive language to an immersive experience that bathes the mind in the impression of the moonlight,stars,soft sand and shifting water,while synthesized strings lend plenty of nostalgic sentiments to a heavily Romantic Track.The guitar solo beginning at approximately 2.51 is a wonderful moment of breakup that sets the stage for a magnificent build and has just enough edge to its tone to give Blue Sunshine an intriguing alternative bend,particularly when combined with the tracks sexy and distinctly timbred vocals.

The Swinging Chads have unaguably Alt- Rock vibeand have crafted a song with of aesthetic appeal in terms of beacy singer songwritter vibes leaving Blue Sunshine open to gather listeners from the most die-hard Alternative fans to indie festival goers ,to stray country vacationers,with plenty in between,The song is perfect for a live performance and would sound great either indoors at a venue of most any size,{Given appropriate engineering } or outdoors in a festival stage setting.Cool and mellow.Blue Sunshine could also be an interesting choice for the closing credits of a movie or television show,as long has the content was a good match. 

Blue Sunshine Review by Mary Wildsmith

http://www.theswingingchads.com

Normie B & Kenny Vaughan releases America Don’t Love Black

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Artist Normie B and Kenny Vaughan have created the 2020 Social Justice Anthem  entitled “America Don’t Love Black”  which speaks to racial injustice and social unrest in America. The song is a commentary on systemic racial injustice issues in America. This song should be played across the Unted States of America to educate all people about the unfair depiction and treatment of our black and brown citizens.

Normie and Kenny Vaughan are a Rap and R&B duo who have been writing music for years. Normie B was previously signed with Bon Ami MCA Records and Kenny Vaughan wrote  the hit single ‘Feels Like Heaven “for the movie Boomerang starring Eddie Murphy. They have teamed with legendary rap producer D-Moet creator of Smash Hit  ” Hate me now. by Nas  They have now created the social justice  anthem ” America Don’t Love Black ” to speak to social and racial injustice in the United States of America. 

A Brand New Wave in the Hip Hop Community

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Frankie lives up to his name, with his mind-blowing storytelling techniques. He always has his fans on edge waiting for what is next. Frankie Da GameSpitta, also known as Frankie Archie II, was born in a small city, Pine Bluff Arkansas. Frankie took interest in music in high school as a hobby. In his early 20s Frankie performed around his hometown. The ability to interact with the crowd is what keeps him energetic and fuels his performances. While Frankie withholds a distinctive individuality story telling sound in his music, his style is often compared to the music of the inspiring rapper, “Scarface” out of Houston, someone Frankie seeks inspiration from.  Frankie is bringing a new wave to the hip-hop community convincing his fans to keep moving forward. In 2018 Frankie decided to take his passion and turn it into his career through development and releasing his first single “Dedicated” featuring Kennedy. “Live from the Natural State,” is the latest release in 2019, which is an introduction representing “Arkansas.” Frankie has just released his 1st single of 2020, “Baby Momma Drama Queen” Available for streaming now. frankiedagamespitta.com

Meet Eltee Skhillz

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Olowu Taiwo better known by his stage name Eltee Skhillz, is a singer, dancer and producer. He hails from Ogun state but was born and bred in Lagos state. He started his career as a dancer, before he later kicked off his music career in 2009 with his first single titled “JEKAFO” produced by Philkeyz. Eltee is the son of late veteran actress Henrietta Kosoko. His versatility helps him infuse different sounds. His new single titled LUCY produced by T4 & Kraybestz and is off  the upcoming Ep Titled “Body Of Work”.

Muzik Box releases new hit song Karma

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What goes around comes around, that’s probably the best definition of “Karma”. Aaron, Caleb, and Lisa from Muzik Box have launched a new song and video about the law of cause and effect.

Interpreting the emotions covered in this haunting track, you’ll soon realize that for every action there’s always a reaction. With energetic beats and under their signature House sound, the Houston-based artists will give you an important life lesson.

In a certain way, the divalicious vocals turn listeners into instant fans. Plus, I would dare to say this could become a timeless masterpiece thanks to the epic funky bassline and stunning hooks. Additionally, visuals take you to a futuristic scenario in which tall buildings and flying cars dominate the cityscape. So, if this delightful single makes you eager for more, then check out the remixes for “Karma”. The dance community will love the versatility over the original, with refreshing tribal, deep, and tech-house versions. This is surely the place to kickstart your next Spotify playlist.