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Caddy Muzik is a blend of every flavor and culture of black soul music!

Cadillac Muzik are American music producers, songwriters, and Alternative Hip Hop artists from San Antonio, Texas. The duo is composed of San Antonio-based artists Beseja “CaddyMack” Moses and Scott “DaddyDvil” Campbell.  Inspired by Southern rap legends such as OutKast, 8Ball & MJG, and fellow Texans UGK — as well as scores of soul, funk, and earlier hip-hop artists — they formed Cadillac Muzik in 2010 with the intent to promote good times and celebrate individuality.

The band released their first project called Cadillac Muzik in 2012.  In 2014, the duo released FunkyLand.  In 2015 was their single Sky High followed by Vibration in 2016, and then Mind Play in 2017. Mind Play has charted #8 on the European Indie Top 200 Charts and number 40 on the DRT National Airplay Top 150 chart.  Cadillac Muzik has also made appearances on Kens 5 (San Antonio Express-News) in April 2017, News 4 (San Antonio Express-News) in June 2017, San Antonio Current Magazine in May 2017, and Texas Public Radio in August 2017.

A pause in their release schedule ended in 2018 with Lac Gospel, which registered on Billboard’s R&B Album Sales chart. Moses and Campbell quickly followed up the next year with Groove Nation. The EP fared even better commercially than the preceding titles and hit several Billboard Magazine charts, including Heatseekers and Independent Albums.  The band quickly peaked at #12 on the Billboard R&B Album Sales Charts for their project titled Lac Gospel. The following year in 2019, they ranked #10 for R&B Album Sales, #22 for Heatseekers Albums, and #45 for Independent Albums Sales for their project Groove Nation.  In 2020, the band released 2 Albums/EPs titled Playa Innovators and Digital Upload.  October 2020 the band quickly followed up the previous projects with another single titled Cerebral Celebration. The duo found their influences for this project from Houstonʼs UGK to alt-rappers A Tribe Called Quest,The Pharcyde, and the psychedelic funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic.  Ending the year in 2020, the band released a single titled “Gamble Love” which peaked at #86 on Cashbox Top 200 Airplay Charts and #5 on Cashbox Top 150 Independent Airplay Charts.

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A Legend in the Making!

Shedrack Anderson’s new album HAMILTON PARK focuses on the importance of self worth and inspiration in a world that lacks real heroes.

A native of Los Angeles, Shedrack was introduced to the arts by his father at 5 years old. Shedrack got his big break as a lost boy in the Steven Spielberg film “Hook”, he then starred in the NBC hit teen series Just Deal as the lovable Jermaine Green. He then became known to a world wide audience with the success of Fat Albert around the globe.Anderson attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he was honored with the Ahmanson Scholarship and Emerging Artist of the Year Award from PBS. After high school, he attended The Juilliard School in New York, where he majored in dance and music. He was a principal dancer of Ballet Hispanico of New York and became an assistant choreographer for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. He released a highly acclaimed self produced album in 2001 and now is coming back with new work that will awe and inspire a new generation.

He decided to create an album using real instruments while fusing intoxicating hip hop and trap beats to bring a new type of sound to the soul genre. In order to make something different, he knew he needed to go back to his roots in the south. He went back to his grandparents old neighborhood, HAMILTON PARK,one of the first African American housing developments in the south. It’s a place in Dallas Texas that has been forgotten by time, and where hopes and dreams died long ago. He went there to find answers and strength to fix the issues that plague us all on a daily basis. He hopes to use music as a vehicle toward healing, compassion and mental health.The goal is for each individual to realize we can all make a positive impact on this world.

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Billy Buchanan is a dynamic entertainer!

Billy Buchanan, The Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul, will have you swinging and swaying through the decades, from the 50’s to the 80’s and beyond. From Ray Charles, to James Brown, to The Temptations, to Stevie Wonder, To Prince, Billy’s only objective is to keep you on the dance floor.

Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, the city where DJ Alan Freed first coined the phrase “Rock and Roll”, Billy Buchanan has a deep musical heritage. Digging into his father’s LPs at a very young age, he became a disciple of all the soul, blues, and rock trailblazers. He is also an exceptional, award winning songwriter, and in his original music, you can hear the backbeat rhythms and musical influences of all the artists he admires. He performs solo or with his band, ‘Billy Buchanan & his Rock ‘n Soul Revue’, behind him. His latest album, “Live! Act 1” was released in November 2019. Go to BillyBuchanan.org/contact to book one of his amazing shows! 

As an award winning recording artist, he’s released nine albums as a solo artist and two albums with his former band Fusebox (Elevate/EMI). He’s had three Top 20 songs on the CCM charts and has performed in all 50 states and in 26 countries. As a sideman, he’s played bass, guitar, or sang background vocals for many great artists, including Grammy winners Rebecca St. James, Michael Tait, and John Carter Cash. As a songwriter, he’s written songs with Busbee, Clint Lagerberg, Mike Hartnett, Marc Byrd, and other established writers. As a producer, he produced all of his solo albums, numerous independent artist’s albums, and co-produced Fusebox’s “Once Again” album. As an actor, he was nominated for a Dove Award for his role in the touring production, Hero The Rock Opera. As a celebrity impersonator, he’s been nominated for four Sunny Awards (including the prestigious Bea Fogelman Award of Excellence), and won one for “Best Website” in 2018. In 2020, he won “Best Soul Artist” at Las Vegas’ Reel Awards. 

Billy has opened for or shared the stage with Jersey Boys on Tour, Tower of Power, Harry Connick Jr., Betty LaVette, Paul Anka, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Josh Turner, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Brothers Osborne, David Ryan Harris, Morris Day and The Time, Chaka Khan, Shawn Mullins, Sixpence None The Richer, JohnnySwim, The New Orleans Suspects, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joy Williams (from The Civil Wars), Super Cat, G Love and Special Sauce, 24-7 Spyz, Switchfoot, Extreme, KC & The Sunshine Band, Funky Meters, P.O.D, N’Dea Davenport (from The Brand New Heavies), Skillet, Alice In Chains, Rebecca St. James, Salt-n-Pepa, and Jennifer Nettles (from Sugarland), to name a few.

Twistin’ the Night Away
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“I Wanna Feel Your Body” is Heidi Tann’s Latest Ode to Jazz

Heidi Tann was born and raised in the Philippines. She has been performing in luxurious hotels and clubs all over Southeast Asia since the ‘90’s till early 2000. She drew inspiration from artists like Anita Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, Natalie Cole, Toni Braxton, Vanessa Williams and Patti Austin throughout most of her musical career. Since then, Heidi Tann has cultivated her own niche in the R&B and jazz, pop standard genre She released her first EP, “Here Is Where We Meet” in 2019 and her first single, “My Favorite Things,” an enlivened rendition of the classic tune from The Sound of Music

“I Wanna Feel Your Body” opens with a kick, giving the listener a rich, soulful, and impactful impression of the songstress. Combining harmonious melodies of piano, saxophone, bass and drums “I Wanna Feel Your Body” opens boldly, honing in on the songstress’s ode and sentimentality to earlier jazz and R&B songstresses. 

The chorus solidifies the song’s impressionable entrance; Heidi Tann elevates her ballad through a smooth sensuality shadowed by saxophone tones. Her vocals shine in this latest single, moving to falsettos that cement her layered vocal performance and ends enigmatically, steeped by a percussive fadeaway. 

” I Wanna Feel Your Body is both similar and different to anything I’ve ever released before. I wanted to dedicate a piece to one of my favorite genres ever, Jazz. This is essentially a love letter to the kind of music I truly love”, a song that talks about being with someone you truly care about, a very intimate song”. Heidi Tann

Amid a changing musical landscape, Heidi Tann remains true to her roots of jazz and robots is her most dynamic body of work yet. Here, she carries an ambiance of soulfulness and sensuality through her vocals and varied musical arrangements.

“I Wanna Feel Your Body” was written and composed by Allan Bradley Licht, music produced and sound engineered by Grammy winner sound engineer and keyboard player, Pete Tokar.  The other featured artists are Tomoka Nomura-Jarvis on the saxophone and Maria Jacobs on background vocals. The track was remastered by DCAT Music Co.

The anticipated single will be available on her website at www.heiditannmusic.com ,Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Moth99, YouTube, Pandora, Deezer, IHeart and many more. The song was just released this March 4, 2021.

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“The Boost” is a party anthem that’s energizing & inspiring

Latino R&B sensation Cee Nario brings you a funky, soulful hip-hop protest jam that you’ll be bumping in your workout, at the BBQ, in your car, or at a righteous demonstration near you. Cee Nario masterfully captures the explosive emotion swirling around us within his new track: the effects of a worldwide pandemic, police brutality and racial inequity, economic shutdowns, and political divisiveness compounding the already-stressful everyday pressures of life.  All of that is packed into this hard-hitting jam with thoughtful lyrics, warm melodies and smooth raps over an electric collection of keys, drums, and a super-funky bassline!

Cee Nario’s music is packed with undeniable passion, soul, and overall good vibes. Electricity flows through his lyrics and vocal performance on every track, and his versatility shows in both his soft sweet, melodies and hard hitting rhymes!

Cee Nario is a passionate performer with a west coast swagger and universal appeal that easily translates to a worldwide audience.  With dynamic vocal range and heartfelt songwriting, he offers a refreshing blend of hip-hop, R&B and pop with a Latin influence—while delivering a positive message.

Drawing from a wide variety of inspirations like Usher, Notorious B.I.G., Sublime, and The Black Eyed Peas—Cee Nario is able to transcend traditional boundaries with his music. He’s appeared on the Telemundo and Mundo Fox television networks; shared the stage with notable acts like Rapsody, SiR, Dom Kennedy, Blu & Exile, and The Pharcyde; and has worked with a global network of producers.

Recently, Cee Nario has garnered a loyal following across music platforms with over 230,000 streams (123k on Spotify) and is growing rapidly on social media, including 2,500 followers on Instagram alone. His current single “The Boost” is currently trending, receiving national airplay and gaining more than 23,000 streams on Spotify in the last 3 months (as of February 2020), with listeners in over 81+ countries (top 3: U.S., Mexico, & Brazil).

Next, Cee Nario looks to build on this momentum with yet another new single, “TBH”—an upbeat R&B ballad, driven by a powerful hook that addresses the battle to keep love alive in the face of gossip and doubt.  Accompanied by a swinging hip hop instrumental with knocking bass and ambient melodies we’ve come to love from songwriter-producer Instigate, the world is sure to fall in love with Cee Nario and his voice all over again.  COMING MAY 2021!  In the meantime, keep enjoying “The Boost” and all the good vibes that come with it!

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Music has always been the pioneer of Ebony Camille’s life

Ebony Camille has been singing since she was four, so naturally she is addicted to the rush of creating music and being successful in the music industry. The first people to bless her ears were Patti Labelle and Whitney Houston. They paved the way to her discovery of many other great singers like Aaliyah, Tamia, Toni Braxton, Brandy, Lil’Mo, Monica, Beyoncé, Shania Twain, Janelle Monae, Stevie Wonder, Jazmine Sullivan, Erykah Badu and LeAnn Rhymes to name a few. She started her journey playing Cello in elementary school, and then Baritone in her last year of high school. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy In 2013, she began pursuing an entertainment career. Her first projects were an EPs entitled Stupid Cupid and a single called Glass Bounce.

She has been writing her own songs since the 7th grade when she and two of her classmates decided to form a group named Child’s Play. She was compare to Miss Badu because her sound has a strong Neo Soul vibe. Some things many people don’t know about her is that she sometimes rap, She used to be a huge Britney Spears/*NSYNC/Backstreet Boys fan which lead to the formation of a group called Weirdo Spawn. You can still find that music on MySpace.

“Five years from now I see myself touring with platinum albums and singles galore, working amongst more great artist that are New and/or Legendary, a successful public figure helping with charities/ finding ways to make changes in our World, happiness, satisfaction, preparing for even Bigger things to come and a positive influence/role model/motivation to everyone I come in contact with”. Ebony Camille

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Brian Shuck releases Southbound Summertime

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – ‘Southbound Summertime’ is an anthem for all things great about summer, the beach, great friends and making lifelong memories. The original song, written and performed by local Grapevine resident Brian Shuck, was recently recorded in NASHVILLE at Beaird Music Group.  The song is now available for download and streaming from most music providers.

Born in California but “Raised in Texas,” Brian Shuck is actively performing in the Texas music scene. Brian currently fronts the band, Brian Shuck & The Local Legends, a highly entertaining, family-oriented act that not only plays original country music, but popular songs from today’s hottest country artists like Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, the Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Toby Keith, as well as rock/pop artists like The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, R.E.M., Chris Isaak, and Tom Petty.

For more information on Brian Shuck Music, please visit his website at www.brianshuck.com

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Voted Southeast Detroit’s #1 Country Singer

From the City that brought you Motown, Madonna, Kid Rock, Josh Groban, and Aretha Franklin, comes Singer/Songwriter Randy Jack; a Michigan native who’s authentic, unique country voice has a style of its own. A WCXI listener’s poll in Detroit voted Randy the #1 country entertainer in southeastern Michigan. Following the listeners voting, Randy headlined Detroit’s Best Country outdoor concert.

Born and raised in Michigan, Randy performed at the Michigan State Fair multiple times ahead of stars like Tony Orlando, Ray Charles, Ann Murray. He later shared the stage with country greats Ernest Tubb, Billy Crash Craddock, Jerry Lee Lewis, & Tanya Tucker, to name a few. He made multiple appearances on local TV in Detroit and wrote and performed the theme song to the local stars of tomorrow TV show on Channel 2. He also performed on the Soupy Sales Telethon on channel 20.  Even more than that, Randy has made appearances on channels 7 and 50.

Randy Jack is currently the 2018 MCGMA/OBCMA male vocalist and Entertainer of the year for independent country artists. On the national stage Randy Won two CMA awards at the North American Country Music Association International in Pigeon Forge TN. He was also the 2019 Male Horizon Entertainer of The Year and 2019 Male Rising Star Vocalist of The Year.

Randy has written several songs and his first album “Love is taking over” received great reviews. However, his new release “One of those nights” is thought to be his best work yet. Randy released his first Christmas Single “Wrap me in your love”; a song originally recorded by Joe Diffie on the Mr. Christmas album. This was the first single released and it received stellar reviews. Randy’s version of the song has that smooth country feel he is known for.

Randy Jack has been singing since he was a child. Encouraged by his family, he never let go of his love for music. Instead, he embraced it. After becoming one of the most well-known country artists in southeastern Michigan, Randy made a crucial decision to walk away from a promising career to be a Father to his two children who were back in Michigan.

Now, years later he’s brought back that distinct country voice and showmanship he is known for. Currently, you can find Randy in the July 2018 edition of Nashville Country Music Magazine with Tanya Tucker on the cover. Also, on Nashville’s Broadtube Music Channel. You can also read a full interview on Artistrack.com and SongPerk music blog. Early fans and new fans alike are all enjoying this new version of Randy Jack and you will too!

Album: Keep The Beer Cold II|Slow Down
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Off Orbit is now releasing their latest EP “Sixter”

Off Orbit is a psychedelic jam/groove band from Miami, FL founded and fronted by brothers, Mo (vocals, bass, keys, harmonica) and Marc Oz (lead guitar).  The bros acquired a taste for Rock ‘n’ Roll and Alternative music while growing up in sunny South Florida.  As soon as they could, they started jamming together and soon after found themselves collaborating on different musical projects while interacting with the local music community. After a period of experimentation and line up configurations they honed the type of band that would meet all their musical expectations and ideals.  Enter Off Orbit, its first EP, “City of Wonders” (2012), received positive reviews, most notably from famed record producer, Stuart Epps, for its fresh take on psychedelic Rock and Electro Funk.  Throughout the years since its inception, Off Orbit’s founding members have teamed up with other seasoned musicians from the Magic City to round out the group into what it is today.The diverse sound of Off Orbit can be categorized as a “psychedelic jam-band” but their influences and composition are much more than a genre.  They take the listener on a journey undefined by musical eras and genres with a mix of rock, funk, blues, folk and bluegrass.  The band creates a diverse listening experience in their work, which comes through heavily on their versatile 2020 EP Sixter.  Off Orbit’s Sixter features soulful vocals, bass driven grooves, storytelling guitar solos, and upbeat percussion. 

Off Orbit’s “Truth” from their 2020 EP Sixter has amassed over 37,000 streams on Spotify, while “Crooked Suit” and “Got Me Going” both have surpassed 13,000. The band tends to explore political and social topics in their work, but in less of an “in your face” manner. Their perspective as an outsider looking in to our society allows them to peel back the facade and elaborate on all the mistruths and injustices in our country. Off Orbit is not a political band by design, but it’s awfully hard not to be in today’s social landscape.  If you asked either brother they would describe Off Orbit as a Rock ‘n’ Roll band, but with all the diverse sounds and moods they are able to create, it sounds like much more than that.  People who listen to the band for the first time mostly describe it as “psychedelic”. While receiving regional critical acclaim for Sixter, the band continues to stay hungry and search for new ways to express themselves musically, refusing to be held down by a specific genre. Off Orbit’s live performances are a sight to behold, as they bring the same energy from their recorded tracks to the stage. As one of Miami’s up and coming rock acts, the band was gutted by 2020 with few performance opportunities as a result of Covid-19. Instead of being stagnant in these dire times, throughout quarantine, Off Orbit has begun working on their follow-up to Sixter, a full-length album with the first single expected in Spring 2021.

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Black Belt Theatre music hits hard and fast

Black Belt Theatre hits hard and fast with the 4-song EP, “Almost Never Give Up”. Featuring two brand new studio tracks, along with cover versions of classics from Ace Frehley & Cyndi Lauper.

Black Belt Theatre is, proudly, a very mid-western band. Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, they embrace the long, beer fueled winters. And the hot, beer-fueled summers. They live and breathe the DIY rock-and-roll ethos of the mid-west. But this is no basement band. The pedigree here is strong, with all of the members having come from prior groups with national attention. In the mid-90’s, John’s band Alligator Gun was signed to Relativity Records and became a seminal punk rock powerhouse that included future members of The Promise Ring and Dashboard Confessional.

Tim and Steve comprised one half of Bender, a popular Milwaukee rock act that released an album on TVT Records in 2000 and toured the country with several major artists. Bert was also a key part of the late 90’s post-grunge Milwaukee explosion, being a member of The Buzzhorn, who released an album on Atlantic Records.

Having all stepped away from music for 10+ years following the demise of their previous bands, they joined forces in the fall of 2013. The objective was simple. In a music climate where loud, straight-ahead rock and roll was being pushed to the fringes, they wanted to make records that rocked.

The common thread that ties the four of them together is their love for late 70’s/early 80’s power rock. Think Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, UFO, April Wine, etc. Throw in modern influences like Danko Jones, Eagles of Death Metal and the like, and you have a recipe for a fresh, but somehow familiar sound.