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14 11, 2018

Chris Bennett: “Something Wonderful”

By |2018-11-14T05:47:18-05:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author, Musician Interviews, Singer/Songwriter Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The vibrant and vivacious Grammy nominee, singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and so much more, Chris Bennett, has released her 12th album entitled "Something Wonderful". Accompanied on the piano by Bill Marx, (son of Hollywood royalty, Harpo Marx of the Marx Brothers), "Something Wonderful", is a kaleidoscope of timeless songs from the “Great American Songbook”, executed in a compelling and sophisticated explosion of brilliance. Beginning her career as a vocalist and dancer in Las Vegas and on TV with Dean Martin and Jim Nabors, Chris Bennett found her way to Munich Germany where she met four time Grammy winner Giorgio Moroder, producer of Donna Summer, and was asked to join Munich Machine, an up and coming disco group as lead vocalist for “Munich Machine, Introducing Chris Bennett”, which contained the dance version of Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale". The glamorous [...]

12 11, 2018

Interview: Faith and Harry Rowen: “Just Be There” by Eileen Shapiro

By |2018-11-12T15:53:17-05:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Artist Interview, Guest Author, Musician Interviews, Singer/Songwriter Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford One of the most refreshing, and talented duos to suddenly appear on the international pop scene and conquer the music industry are British/American brother and sister Faith and Harry Rowan. At the tender ages of only 12 and 13 they are already accomplished multi-instrumentalists, composers/songwriters /vocalists producing mature, sophisticated and professionally sonic tracks. Faith & Harry just launched their fourth track of this year entitled "Just Be There", an emotionally charged and heartfelt story about love, (of a friend) that is lost and missed. The song has a spirited flavor and a unique authenticity. Faith sings that song with an audaciously vibrant flair and a believable innocence. The two started playing music at age 3 with the violin, and then learned piano and guitar as well. In Harry's case the drums [...]

19 09, 2018

Social Media Bands and Fans Event – Fans

By |2018-09-19T12:28:11-04:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Music Fans, Official, Online Chat, Social Media Network|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For Music Fans Goals Fun for Music Fans and Everyone Discovery of New Music and Bands Win Free Merchandise Gain New Friends How would you like to be chosen to receive free merchandise from a participating musical act of your choosing just for attending and participating in a social media event on Twitter? On the week of the event, a newsletter will go out with dates, times and the acts who will be participating along with images of the merchandise they are offering! To have your chance at being chosen a winner to receive free merchandise after the social media event ends, subscribe to our Fan Newsletter. Then simply interact with the event acts to discover the music and merchandise you like most. Interactions Considered Are: Asking questions Retweeting posts by the acts Subscribing to artist newsletters Sharing music and [...]

19 09, 2018

Social Media Bands and Fans Event – Bands

By |2018-09-19T12:26:34-04:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Donations, Official, Opportunities, Social Media Network|Tags: , , |

Fans Event Info For the Artist/Band An idea came to me this morning that might lead to getting music fans more involved on social media and promote the idea of listening to new music from the Independent Music Scene. It would require a single merchandise offering and possible donation and shipment from a few acts per week/month. The more bands that are willing to offer up merchandise, the more fans will want to get involved! Some donations may not actually be given out that week depending on what the winning music fan chooses! The artists would ship the merchandise directly to the winner. We would be willing to pay shipping and handling if that would help out!   Goals Reward Music Fan Social Media Interactions Supply Free Advertising for the Bands Build Brand Awareness – Fun place to share & [...]

17 09, 2018

Get Paid Writing Music Reviews / Giving Advice

By |2018-09-17T08:00:52-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Official, Official Writer, Opportunities|Tags: , , , , , |

How to Get Paid Writing Music Reviews Coming soon, an Indie Music Bus Music Review and Advice service where you get paid writing music reviews or giving advice!  Are you considered an expert music reviewer? Can you give advice on any of: marketing or creation or writing of music and songs?  Indie Music Bus is looking for people with experience and integrity. We want artist's to feel they get their money's worth and find the reviews and advice of real value! Help the artist's with honest opinions that will help them do better in the music business and gain more fans and in turn, sales! Get paid writing music reviews and advice right here at Indie Music Bus! We have an extensive network of artists who are subscribers to our newsletters and we receive many submissions for other services already! Writers [...]

13 09, 2018

Echos from the End – The Rose Monarch

By |2018-09-13T14:08:30-04:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Band Review, Favorite Acts|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Echos from the End Cover Echos from the End by Walter Hargrave Alternative rock with thought provoking lyrics. powerful layered vocals & harmonies tell the stories with driving musical background, perfectly performed and produced from one of my favorite acts of late, Long Island-based band The Rose Monarch. Frontwoman April Rose utterly kills it! Her vocal performance is breath-taking and will give you goosebumps!  I discovered this talented act via Ryan Cassata, one of the authors here at Indie Music Bus who is multi-talented himself! The over all sound is definitely a band effort and they are perfect fit. The EP cover brandishing a red rose with a dark side is a clue! There is nothing not to love about this EP! I truly love every song and purchased multiple copies to share with friends! Pick up a copy for [...]

8 09, 2018

TOUR HACKS: A Nervous & Prepared Musicians Guide

By |2018-09-08T14:52:42-04:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: Gig Tips, Guest Author, Tips|

What to bring on the road to survive Written by Ryan Cassata with help from Mae Krell & April Rose of the Rose Monarch Photo Credit: Mae Krell Touring is probably the most freeing thing I’ve ever participated in so far. I live for it and I want to be on the road as much as possible. While touring is fun, there’s also a lot of stress and a lot of thought needs to put into it and what to bring! A lot of unexpected things can happen on tour! You may not be able to find a place to eat for hours. You may get lost someplace where there’s no cell reception. These things have happened to me and I’m glad that I had some necessary items to ease my mind and get me moving forward on [...]

6 08, 2018

Stories from Songwriters and Musicians

By |2018-08-07T08:50:02-04:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Over the years, Indie Music Bus has received literally thousands of music submissions from very talented artists. Many have included stories along with the submission offering insight into themselves, their art and their lives. How can we let such stories go unread? Stories help to add meaning and understanding to ones music don't you think? Over the next few months and into the future, many of those wonderful stories will appear on our pages and on to you the reader. You will find our first pick by Evan Diamond below! If you would like the chance to be featured here too, feel free to submit music and your story today! We are looking for stories to be 450 words or longer and up to 1,000 words. Music Stories from Songwriters and Musicians   Evan Diamond Our first featured story is by [...]

26 07, 2018

The Power of Non-Power Chords by @GhostlyBeard

By |2018-07-26T10:48:57-04:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Stories, Tips|Tags: , , , |

My first attempt at learning classical harmony was a failure! I was 16 or so then and was interested in learning more about music and especially how to write. What stopped me from learning classical harmony was one of the rule that you learn early on: it says that you shouldn't use consecutive fifths. It's the biggest no-no that you will be taught: "Consecutives are the no.1 bad guy in figured bass! You must NEVER write consecutives." (see https://www.mymusictheory.com/for-students/grade-6/175-the-rules-of-harmony#con5) At the time, I was mostly interested in rock music, and one of the thing that you will hear all the time in rock, on the guitar at least, is power chords, and power chords are nothing more than root+fifth(+octave). You will hear them all the time, in any kind of rock music... They are easy to play, they are easy [...]

25 07, 2018

Jimmy Davis The Record Crate Glebe Sydney Australia 14th June 2018

By |2018-07-25T12:02:08-04:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Live Band Review, Live Concert Review|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jimmy Davis – impressive voice, impressive range, impressive hair. Overall: impressive. Gig date: 14th June 2018 Venue: Record Crate, Glebe, Sydney, Australia Country of origin: Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia Member: Jimmy Davis Support or headline: Headline Good crowd/bad crowd: Great! They were in awe of how he used his voice in so many different ways and tones. Number of times seen band: 1 Crowd participation: Whether you’re looking to your left, or your right you’d be sure to see everyone singing and dancing. There was even this one young lady who got up and was trying to get other people to dance with her. Unfortunately the one person she tried to get to dance with her; was way too shy, and scared of the crowd (of other dancers) 10 out of 10 to her for trying though. Genre: Alternative Rating: [...]