She has one of those voices that will make you stop doing what you're doing, making you fall into the beauty of the sound she creates.
Lamusicblog: Kiki Halliday’s angelic, breathy vocals and simplistic, yet universally reaching instrumentals immediately reels you in. Her songwriting is intimate, yet shrouded in a somber beauty that invites the listener in rather than alienating him or her with overly complex arrangements or technical implementations.
It’s songwriting akin to her influences such as Fiona Apple and Jenny Lewis, and it’s a breathe of fresh air in an LA music scene encumbered by DJs and electronically driven artists. The singer-songwriter grew up in LA knowing that music was important to her, but it was a gradual ascension toward discovering her passion for it.
Jillian Goldfluss from LAMusicBlog spoke with the budding musician about post-college life moving from the suburbs to the sprawling LA metropolis and pursuing her artistic aspirations, day by day...Read here. (source:lamusicblog)
Kiki Halliday is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. Her music pulls together different aspects of blues, pop and soulful sounds to create something that is bright yet vulnerable. She is a lyricist to the core, however she maximizes her sound by pairing uncomplicated chord progressions with words that will take ahold of you, willingly or not, and bring you down beyond the surface. Her live set has a noticeable easygoing, Southern California vibe as she plays the guitar well and interacts with the crowd in a way that’s honest and whole-souled.
Kiki released her first complete work, “The Love Notes EP”, in November 2014. “Love Notes” was recorded in its entirety with Scott Frankfurt (has worked with Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, John Legend) at his studio in Woodland Hills, CA. What’s interesting here is that Kiki can move fluidly across genres without seeming too bound to anything. This has allowed her the opportunity to work on projects including a collaboration with LA producer/DJ Matt DiMona on his debut EP, Up All Night, where she co-wrote and sang on the synth, R&B infused track, “Next 2 U” and another with Philadelphia-based hip-hop artist and rapper, Frzy, on his upcoming album God King Slave. Her music has also been featured on the TV show The Young and the Restless, and her song “Beautiful Soul” will be included in the upcoming motion picture I’m Not Ashamed, due out in theaters October 21st.
Kiki continues to put on live shows in the LA and San Diego area- depending on the night you may be able to catch an intimate acoustic session or hear her music come alive during a set with her bandmates. There are melodies coming out of this young, raw talent that may land anywhere and that’s what makes it exciting to see what she will do next. (source:kikihalliday.com/about/)
Not only does April Oneill have an amazing voice, that can pretty much go over any style of music which you can here on her Soundcloud, after winning the Hip Hop Music Producter Battle at the 2017 ASCAP #ICreateMusic EXPO, folks are now hip that her music production is also PURE FIRE. With a really good solid project already on iTunes, stay tuned for more work by April Oneill. Listen below.
instagram : @apriloneill__
Bio: Nick Deutsch (born December 8th, 1986) is a New York based piano playing indie pop Singer/Songwriter originally from Wilmette Illinois. Jazz arranging and Harmony brought Nick to New York University where he met and became friends with Tina Shafer, CEO of the New York Songwriter’s Circle (has worked with Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin Degraw, Norah Jones). Her support and guidance led Nick to booking shows at CBGB’s, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Café Vivaldi, Ella Lounge and working with producer Joey Auch. He has shared the stage with established singer-songwriters Ian Axle, (Great Big World) Rob Mathes, Lizanne Knott, Andrew Fortier, Ari Zizzo and Jillette Johnson as well as recorded with American Idol’s finalist Marissa Pontecorvo.
Songs off his EP's Crazy Ride and Heart Saver have led to nominations for Best Pop Male Vocal (2013 IMEA Awards), The Great American Song (2013 POP Category) and featured interviews with Pop Vulture Magazine, Apple Inc., the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. Nick was also the recipient of a 2011 Philadelphia Songwriter's Project Award, a 2011 New York Songwriter's Circle Award, a 2014 American Songwriter’s Award Nomination, a 2014 International Songwriter’s Contest award, 5 UK songwriting semi-finalist nominations, a 2014 ISC award, and an International Vocalist Runner Up Nomination. His lyrics (Crazy Ride) have also won nominations and been printed in the nationally published American Songwriter magazine in May of 2014. Additionally his music has been featured on Nickelodeon and more.
Straight outta L.A, Cody Jay a talented singer, songwriter, and music producer blends his rhythm and soul well with Urban Pop/R&B styled beats. Think the soulful sound from Robin Thicke meets the dance upbeat vibes of Justin Timberlake mixed in with modern smooth R&B vibes similar to Trey Songz. His sound ranges from neo-soul to dance to R&B and back, some with addicting and catchy hooks. Hear below, and follow him to stay tuned for more.
If you appreciate good music, a soulful voice, an acoustic sound — your definitely going to like this guy. Reigning out of Portland, Oregon, Craig Irby Jr. takes us away from the electronic loops, and into his rabbit hole of good vibes. From staying hip to his social media, based off of a few shares of his open mic performances, it looks like he’s about to drop an upcoming project.
In the meantime, Craig Irby Jr. has graced us with this organic and harmonious jazzy original, collaboration with Andrew Jones on the bass, and Andy Rayborn on the clarinet. Multi-talented Craig Irby Jr. was on everything else — percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals and lyrics; recorded at Anjuna Studios with Slater Swan and Mercury Mastering. Listen and stay tuned for more of his uplifting sound.
One listen to Sam Robbins smooth and soulful voice, and we've become fans. New England native, Sam’s voice is described as a blend between James Taylor and Jason Isbel, yet his acoustic vibe still sets him a part. Serenating covers from Earth Wind & Fire, to Stevie Wonder, to Ed Sheeran, to Beyoncé and more, including his amazing rendition of Blackstreet's - No diggity No Doubt, plus originals, all can be found on his youtube and shows his versatility as a singer.
Sam's recent album Up North featuring his single - Do You Remember Love? can be found on:
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The smooth melodic soul of David Pollack's voice has literally been 'crashing the loss of sound' across the U.S, which is fittingly the title of his current tour an title of his upcoming single 'Crashing Through A Loss Of Sound'. One browse/stream through his soundcloud will have you in a suprisingly unresistable groove - a fresh sound to vibe to.
David Pollack's recent single, 'I Saw Your Future', has a great story to it. (Cover Art below)
Collaborating with his friend Lionel Lombard, who, while traveling in Bolivia, wrote this song about a friend who was struggling with Alcohol Addiction, this project ended up being a very well executed collaboration between a group of talented individuals.
1. Lionel wrote up the lyrics and sent it to David,
2. Who then wrote the music for it,
3. Which was then produced by Phillipe Lanchance from Montreal Quebec,
4. Which was then mastered by Joao Carvalho from Toronto.
Below is the soundcloud project that song is on and the video for it.
Angelle is an R&B/Soul singer-songwriter out of Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in a musical family, she was always encouraged to follow her dream and aspire to great things in life, as well as in music. By the time Angelle was five years of age, she knew that singing was what she wanted to do, and by the age of ten she was writing her own music. Her biggest influence might have been her father, who believed in her dream from the time she was a little girl - but in fact, she feels that everybody in her life has contributed to her creative goals in some way, shape or form. Not least of all, two of her uncles enjoyed great commercial success in Haitian music, a legacy she is determined to carry on.
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Angelle has won several awards for her songwriting, starting in high school with the Grammy Day competition, and more recently making it to the semi-finals in the Song of The Year contest for her original song Why. Inspired by the iconic voices of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Motown, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Mary J Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, Lauryn Hill, Patti Labelle, Marvin Gaye, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Sara Vaughn, she dreams of playing the part of Aretha in a yet-to-be-made biopic, and hopes to one day sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Her debut EP Rêvé (Life’s But a Dream) was released in 2015, and promises to be a moment like so many others in her life, one that leads her on to something greater. Angelle is a graduate of the University of Albany, and is proud to have been part of the Open Door Scholarship program.
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When she isn’t making music, she is passionate about humanitarian pursuits, and has been instrumental in building a foundation to help bring the arts back to the lives of Haitian children. In life as well as in music, and especially in honor of her family and heritage, Angelle will always carry the torch for the legacy left behind and continue to explore its boundless potential. In 2016 Angelle decided to release her new materials that signifies the growth of the acceptance of who she was becoming. Angelle's new single 12 am is very explicit. This song exploits Angelle's grown and mature side. Angelle is also currently working on new materials and cant wait to share them with her fans
The following clips were from Angelle's performance at Caffe Vivaldi Never Stop Loving You Marry You - Original Why Neither One of Us Stuck On You - Original Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston Cover)
Ella On THe Run's rendition of Ace of Base's 1992 popular hit 'All That She Wants', shows the uniqueness and versatility of her voice. This tune is seductive yet has a steady upbeat feel to it. Nothing but positive vibes. Listen below and if you haven't already check out the other three amazing songs on her EP titled 'Undone'.
A great interview by Darcy from Pigeons and Peacocks, provides a little more insight in the "European Pop singer with synth electro sounds and dreamy melodies".
"Kousan is an up and coming music producer/artist born and raised in NYC. Kousan has evidence of his musical talents dating back to the age of 5 where he started out with just a keyboard and a voice. His talents became apparent and his mother proceeded to push him towards his dreams. His knowledge and passion for music; stems from his early beginnings with the musicians and singers of his local church. Young Kousan in church was surrounded by many talented musicians and singers that lead him to learn the organ and the drums. With inspiration and motivation around him, at the age of 14 he began to pursue his career as a solo artist. Keeping his musical roots in mind, he sought out more knowledge on styles and genres of music. This personal journey through music led him to discover another level to his music. He created a unique sound that blends the strengths of R&B, HIP-HOP and Pop carefully together to form a sound and style all his own. His unique sound and ability to write and produce music with the knowledge of music engineering, mixing, and mastering is what propels him into the music industry. Through years of experience he learns the ins and outs of the music business, and uses that knowledge to become a producer full time.
Currently Kousan is a producer/artist with Republic House Management. Kousan music is an expression and it moves the soul. It has the ability to alter moods and change the focus of people’s minds. Kousan music is always original and unconventional in its entirety, he never writes about what others are writing about. He keeps his music close to him and always real, never typical nor mainstream. Kousan keeps the originality and realness of his music fresh because he realizes his music is powerful and can provide real release to his listeners. He likes to tackle real issues and experiences that people can relate to. Kousan is currently in the works of shooting the video for his single 'Side-Effects' off his untitled project due later this year. Check out the new single side effects available now on itunes."