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The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music (POSSM) @ThePossm My name is Earl Henrichon and I play in a Hartford, CT-based band called The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music (POSSM). Yes, you heard right, that is the actual name of our band. We thought it would be hilarious if people actually had to say that out loud in the off-chance we were able to play shows in public. A few years later and we’ve won several Best of Hartford awards, a New England Music Award nomination for Best Band in CT and we’ve co-created the Hartbeat Music Festival (a day-long event showcasing local musicians of all genres). I guess now we are stuck with the ridiculous (but hopefully charming?) name. And now the world has gone to shit in a period of two months, and we are all in quarantine. Suddenly my band is not getting together and playing music, and there are no shows to practice for. This time has given me an opportunity to reflect on a lot of things when it comes to music, its impact on my life, my teaching and my family. I figured what the internet needed most was the perspective of white dad who was getting older and plays in rock band… so here we go! I am a high school Health and Physical Education teacher, husband of 14 years and father to an awesome (and sometimes totally insane) 7-year-old daughter. I also love to surf and have an [...]
I'll Bring You Home @LunaKellerM Luna Keller: Aren’t we living in really weird times? Most of the world has spent the past few months in quarantine "social distancing“. What a word! Someone came up with a more fitting option, saying we should practice "distant socializing“ instead. So I have been calling my friends and loved ones more regularly, met new people in the marvelous world of the internet and definitely appreciate the connection between people more than ever. Now you might be thinking, where is this going? Before I connect the dots allow me to introduce myself: I am Luna Keller, a 19 year old singer-songwriter currently living in Tenerife and spending the quarantine times with my wonderful parents. Thanks to their support what started with a 14 year old me writing bad songs is now a career. My dad and I work together in our home studio and we’ve released two EPs and 4 singles so far. During quarantine we started working on the next project. The first single was just released and it’s titled ,"I’ll Bring You Home“. It is a song I wrote for my loved ones a few years ago - a reminder that I love them and that they can always count on me. "I’ll Bring You Home“ has become even more important to me during the lockdown. To stay connected with friends and fans all over the world, I do a lot of livestreams with my family and always [...]
Sinikka Monte “I realised at the age of twelve that I could sing and that is when I also discovered I loved performing. On stage I felt confident; off it, I felt insecure.” Sinikka Monte was born in Kirkcaldy Scotland to South African/Italian and Finnish parents and at the age of four she moved to Austria. Her debut single “It Ain’t You” was released in November 2019 and her second single "Play Pretend" will be out in June. https://youtu.be/b26evKTqEyc https://youtu.be/0qETTneaxYE “My song writing is autobiographical, and I write about love, hate, envy, feeling insecure and bullying. “It Ain’t You” is about getting out of a bad relationship and the realisation that the person I was with, was not “it”.” Sinikka’s debut single “It Ain’t You” made it to the semi-finals in the International Songwriting Competition in three categories. Sinikka strives to challenge the boundaries of mainstream music but wants to remain attractive to the modern listener by being authentic and real. "The idea is to create new unique sounds to surprise the listener by mixing modern pop beats with urban sound to create a multifaceted atmosphere" In 2019 Sinikka received The Joe Zawinul “Z” Award which gave her the opportunity to spend a week at the Los Angeles College Of Music Summer Xperience “Spending time with like-minded people from all over the world was awesome – I am still in touch with many of them”. Sinikka is currently planning the production of her EP [...]
Daniel Fallon - @fallonmusic18 Having an idea in your mind of what you want to sound like can become so obsessive it can lead to painstaking and extraordinary measures. The mental recordings that we writers constantly broadcast to ourselves are the most addictive and life altering playlists of them all. Even attempting to write about it, emphasizes just how odd and unfathomable the whole creative process is. Perhaps that’s what appeals to us? Who knows? So it was because of this obsession that I decided to cut ties with the band I was playing with, which was extremely difficult as I really liked the guys on a personal level. If you have ever been the person who has had to break up a band, you’ll know how gut wrenching a feeling it is. All of my closest friends are those who I’ve played with and been involved in music with in some way. Friendships forged through creativity seem to me to have some sort of extra reinforcement compared to friendships forged in a more casual or random way. We had only been playing together for about a year but had been making some progress. Nevertheless the sound that existed in my head wasn’t materializing in our shows or recordings, a frustration that just kept building, even keeping me awake (the obsessive idiot that I am) So I embarked on recording an entire album alone, all instruments, playing each individual drum due to a lack of [...]
LyricalGenes @Dj_is_1 At a young age, LyricalGenes (Dana Burtin) was always told that he could be anything in the world that he puts his mind to. He truly believed that statement and used that saying as a reminder to be his own independent person. Growing up, he has experienced many obstacles when it comes to relationships, finding his purpose in life, and emotional hurdles. Music has always been something Dana Burtin could rely on. Whenever he felt a certain way, he would always fall back to music. Furthermore, Dana Burtin was often seen as an "outsider". Dana felt that he was looked upon as "different" because he was an introvert, at times isolating himself. However, as he grew older, it was always a challenge to express himself to others. Therefore, expressing himself in a talkative manner was difficult for him, so his mother encouraged him to write his emotions in a notebook. This was his introduction to music! Over a span of about two years of constantly writing in journals, Dana felt what he was writing would relate to other people. At that moment he decided to create something that was long overdue, MUSIC! With practice, Dana Burtin began to put words together like puzzles and express himself in ways he didn't think possible. As he built his confidence through writing, he then pursued another goal, to publish his first song! Dana Burtin immediately went to YouTube to find a beat. As he searched the [...]
The Light Dreams Introduction by Alex Storer @TheLightDreams When you travel around cities, their history becomes apparent once you start looking for it. Whether it is a time-weathered street sign, the faded remains of a previous shop sign, old buildings atop of modern façades or other relics and remnants from the past tucked away among the frenzy of the present day, you will always find those layers of history to peel back. Cities also have personality – they evolve throughout the day and really change at night. They light up; glow in a multitude of colours as they come alive and their purpose shifts from business to pleasure. They are places where music is made and played. Chiaroscuro is an album of light and shade – as the title suggests; it explores this contrast and passing of time through a series of largely urban-based instrumentals, kicking off with "Berlin Stratum" – a reflective, melancholic piece about a city with such a deep history, but also one of evolution and progression. "Silver Screen" takes us back to the 1940s or 50s and the nostalgia of the golden age of cinema; romance in monochrome. Videos for these two tracks can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wzaK9_aJN4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo9r14i-FKc Throughout Chiaroscuro, the music varies from beat-driven electronica and post-rock, to more ambient and abstract explorations. It is a journey through time and a journey into the night, culminating in "Nightowls", where after wandering the empty streets, it feels like you have walked [...]