Rockville Centre Music School Puts Unique Spin On Dating Just in Time For Valentine’s Day

Spin DJ Academy Offering Couples A Fun, Interactive Experience Through Music with “Date Night”

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As it gets further into the new year and Valentine’s Day gets closer and closer, Long Island’s Spin DJ Academy (202 Merrick Rd (2nd Floor), Rockville Centre, NY 11570) is offering the perfect alternative to the same old diner-and-a-movie night out. The premiere program that introduces music enthusiasts to the next generation of music production through fun and interactive DJ classes and camps is bringing back “Date Night”! The new promotion is the perfect opportunity for participants to celebrate one another’s love while learning a fun and interesting new skill – studying with pro DJ instructors, working on cutting edge gear, and getting a better understanding of electronic music (while having fun in the process of course)!

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Run by real life music education, industry, & DJ experts and founded in 2014- Spin DJ Academy is the unique new school for fledgling EDM or Hip Hop DJ’s to learn the tricks of the trade from “scratch”, and for traditional turntable mobile DJ’s to learn the new digital equipment and methods is the first of its kind on Long Island. With two locations, the school is the perfect place for anyone to start their journey learning to DJ, or learning advanced skills in DJing and Music Production!

With a mission to inspire & nurture DJ’s and to help create a new wave of superstars, their  experienced professional teaching staff, amazing facilities, and nationally renowned performance facility Revolution Music Hall, the Spin DJ Academy is the perfect place for anyone who’s ever been interested in the craft to start their journey! Their state of the art facilities in Rockville Centre and Amityville are equipped with a full production recording studio and professional DJ teaching stations with gear by Reloop, Serato, Pioneer, and Focusrite.

Spin DJ Academy also offers the services their most experienced student DJ’s who’ve been trained by the best and can also use the promotional tools they’ve learned to hype up any engagement.

So with Valentine’s Day around the corner, Spin DJ Academy is ready to take on those interested in a fun new spin on the usual romantic rendezvous with “Date Night”!

To Schedule Your Private or GROUP “Date Night”, CALL: (631) 608-8858

OR

For More Information on Spin DJ Academy, Visit: www.SpinDJAcademy.com

Facebook.com/SpinDJAcademyLI

 

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All Types of Kinds Add More Live Dates Through March As They Kick Off the New Year

The Band Gets Ready to Play All Over NY From Manhattan to Peekskill Along With Recording NEW MUSIC As A Followup to Their Debut EP

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Having kicked off the new year tearing up Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 3 for “On Your Radar” with WFUV’s John Platt, NYC’s  All Types of Kinds is launching into 2019 with a TON in store from live shows to new music and much more!

All Types Of Kinds is a band that goes through phases. Their distinct harmonies, ear-catching melodies, and unique songwriting create a live show full of surprises. Unbound by convention, ATOK offers tastes of blues, folk, hip-hop, rock, pop, and jazz, seamlessly blurring genre-lines and showcasing each members musical sensibilities.

2018 saw All Types Of Kinds open for Houndmouth, Liz Cooper and The Stampede, and Martin Sexton; showcased at the 2018 NERFA Conference, headline the Martin Guitar Stage at Musikfest, featured on radio stations WFUV and WHPC, and a tour of Southern California.

2019 will see a follow-up to their debut EP “Love Songs (or songs for your ex)”, new music videos, a residency at Rockwood Music Hall, and an opening spot at the Paramount Theater in Long Island.

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WATCH: ATOK Music Vlog Episode 8 – “Rocco’s hair got him on CONAN!”

And MORE on The ATOK YouTube Channel!

ATOK Upcoming Show Schedule:

Friday, January 25, 8:00 PM @ Muchmore’s, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, January 27, 4:00 PM @ The Bean Runner Cafe, Peekskill, NY

Friday, February 1, 9:00 PM @ Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

Saturday, February 2, 10:00 PM @ The Bayou Restaurant, Mt. Vernon, NY

Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 PM @ LIC Bar, Long Island City

Saturday, February 9, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM @ Jefferson Valley Mall  (2019 HOME, LIFESTYLES & FAMILY SHOW), Yorktown Heights, NY

Saturday, February 9, 9:00 PM @ Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

Thursday, February 14, 8:00 PM @ Out by Ten Showcase – Noho Sound, New York, NY

Sunday, February 17th, 1:30 AM @ Falk Alliance International Conference, Montreal, QC

Saturday, February 23, 6:30 PM @ Blarney’s Twisted Irish Pub, Mechanicsburg, PA

Saturday, March 2, 11:00 PM @ Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

Saturday, March 16, 11:00 PM @ Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

Saturday, March 23, 9:00 PM @ SingleCut Beersmiths, Astoria, NY

Saturday, March 30, 10:00 PM @ The Bayou Restaurant, Mt. Vernon, NY

As they turn the page and head full speed into 2019, fans can expect A LOT MORE from All Types of Kinds!

To Purchase All Types of Kind’s “Love Songs (Or Songs For Your Ex)” via iTunes, VISIT: https://apple.co/2MN7W5o

LISTEN: ATOK “Love Songs” via Spotify

 

Find All Types of Kinds on Social Media:

Instagram: @ATOKMusic

Facebook.com/ATOKMusic

Youtube.com/AllTypesofKinds

 

Monsieur Job’s “Melancholic Happy” ft. Clindistino Brings Refreshing Mix of Passionate Electronic-Infused Latin Rhythms to the Airwaves

The Latest Track Off Their 2018 Album “BASS PA$$I” Packs Sun-Drenched Island Vibes That Are Sure to Make Any Dance Floor Come Alive

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As they head into this new year, one of today’s hottest Pop/Latino/Underground groups around is continuing to turn up the heat on 2019! Off the album “BASS PA$$I”, Monsieur Job’s latest “La Melancholic Happy” feat. Clindistino combines hypnotically entrancing beats with grooving dancehall that has already gotten fans on their feet and ready for more! Check out the video via Musik Radio Promotions and Basswalk Latino:

WATCH: Monsieur Job Feat. Clindistino – La Melancolic Happy (Official Video)

With the success of singles like “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow”, “Niña Shake Your Body”, Kick It”, and “Chilliando Hangueando” tearing up charts across the globe in the last year – “Pica Pica” also charted at #1 on the Digital Radio Tracker Top 10 and at #1 on the Euro Indie Music Chart! As “La Melancholic Happy” continues its rise, it further solidifies the overall success of “BASS PA$$I” with fans worldwide clamoring for more of Monsieur Job’s unique music flavor.

Toby Holguin dreams music, lives music and gives music life. It was Toby’s vision to create Monsieur Job, a band that will rock you make you move your feet. A band that will make you cry with passion. Formed by Toby Holguin from Cali, Colombia, a beautiful place high in the mountains above the clouds . Toby then asked Stan Kolev from Sofia, Bulgaria, Charlie Illera from Barranquilla, Colombia, and Leo Jaramillo from Bogota, Colombia to become one musically as Monsieur Job.

All of them them live and breathe their own style of music combined they are Monsieur Job. Toby, Stan, and Charlie spin records as DJs constantly for different pools and venues around the world. Moreover, Toby had the idea to start doing Urban Music besides Chill Out and Electronic Music, which is the vision that created the album “Bass Passi”. They started dropping broken beats with a more festive, shaky, groovy Caribbean latin flavor turning it into an international exclusive mash up of world talents and a unique blend of genres.

For their debut release of “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow”, the record has hit the Euro Indie Music Chart at #1 for 9 consecutive weeks, the Digital Radio Tracker Top 10, and the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Top 100 Songs for their single. “Niña Shake Your Body” also charted on the Billboard Hot 100, while their album “Bass Passi” hit the Top 200 for Best Albums as well as #2 on the Billboard Latin Albums chart.

Bass Passi” was recorded in Bogota and Miami at Basswalk Studios, Outta Limits Studios in Miami, and Barba Studios in Belgrade and mastered at Sterling Studios, New York.

Now as “La Melancholic Happyfeat. Clindistino continues to light up 2019, it certainly seems to signal much more to come from Monsieur Job!

Purchase: Monsieur Job “BASS PA$$I 1” Feat. “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow” via iTunes

LISTEN: Monsieur Job “BASS PA$$I 1” Feat. “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow” via Spotify

Purchase: Monsieur Job “BASS PA$$I 2” via iTunes

LISTEN: Monsieur Job “BASS PA$$I 2” via Spotify

 

For More on Monsieur Job, VISIT:

www.MonsieurJobOfficial.com

OR

Facebook.com/MonsieurJob

Instagram: @MonsieurJobMusica

Management and Booking By Musik and Film – For More Info, VISIT:

www.MusikandFilm.com OR Email promotions@musikandfilm.com

For More on Basswalk Latino, VISIT:www.Basswalk.com/bwla/about

 

Young Pop Singer-Songwriter Penelope Robin Brings the Power of Her Imagination to Life with Latest Single & Video “Some Girls”

At the Age of Only 11 Yrs Old, the Fresh Faced Pop Star’s Incredible Voice and Writing Talents Shine Way Beyond Her Years

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In the age of iPhones, social media and ever-growing technology it can be easy to forget the immense power of a young child’s own imagination. But building a magical world of her own creation doesn’t seem to be much of a problem for singer/songwriter Penelope Robin, who’s lyrics bring these feelings to light in her latest single and music video “Some Girls”.

WATCH: Penelope Robin “Some Girls” Official Video

In the powerful piano-driven ballad, Robin’s passionate lyrics show the true power of a child’s innocence coupled with their creative spirit. She sings “I do it all in my imagination // I’ve got a castle in the clouds, and the prince will save me somehow // but it’s all in my imagination” with a bold confidence that can often make listeners forget how young she truly is. But she’s able to pull it back to her wonder of it all in a testament to her youthful creativity – “Somebody told me there’s a big world out there and I’m ready to show it, I already know you could still make something from nothing, just close your eyes”.

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WATCH: Penelope Robin – Enamorada (Official Video)

WATCH: Penelope Robin – You’re Mine (Official Video)

WATCH: Penelope Robin & Shaira – Sigo Soñando (Official Video)

Straight from Miami, FL – Penelope Robin began acting at age 5 and since then has developed a true passion for the arts. Most recently she stole the hearts of young Colombian fans when was invited to share the stage with acclaimed Colombian singer Karol G, as well as Puerto Rican singers Yandel, and Cosculluela during the CEG Festival 2017 that took place in Colombia. Penelope’s single’s such as “Little Bitty Heart”, “Lollipops”, and “LIT” are loved by all ages with her most recent single “Sigo Soñando” hitting over 4 million views on YouTube. Currently she is recording the rest of her album which will be released in 2019.

Penelope began acting via comedy skits for the Miami sketch comedy show “The Mr. Melvin Show” and then appeared in various music and art videos. In 2014 she was a part of legendary club dance DJ Tony Moran’s video “Take It All the Way” and later that year she appeared in Scope during Art Basel Miami as “Penny” – a video art love story between a girl and an owl directed by local Miami celebrity Milcho. She’s also been featured as one of the hosts of “Beat on the Street” YouTube videos for the homeschooling software Time4Learning. In 2016 she was cast as one of the faces of Karisma Resorts International Nickelodeon Experience. In 2017 she performed in the Miami Youth Fair and the Locales Festival alongside artists like Fat Joe, Alexis, and Fido and was selected as one of the winners of the Phil Collins Little Dreams Foundation.

With such amazing talent it’s no surprise she comes from an artistic family. Her mother is a producer and director who has worked with artists from Little Mix to Nile Rodgers, Kathy Sledge and Martha Wash while her father is Grammy Nominated multi-platinum producer and songwriter C-Rod (Enrique Iglesias, Lady Gaga, Paulina Rubio, Jennifer Lopez) with whom she writes all of her music.

Now, with the release of “Some Girls” – Penelope Robin is set to kick off 2019 with a bang as she gets ready to release her debut album and continues to write and perform!

Check out More From Penelope Robin via iTunes HERE:

https://apple.co/2Q3wh7s

And Spotify HERE: https://spoti.fi/2rWpv9L

Connect with Penelope Robin via Social Media:

www.PenelopeRobin.com

Facebook.com/PenelopeRobinOfficial

Instagram: @ThePennyRobin

Penelope Robin’s YouTube Channel

Vaeda Black To Perform at National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) 2019 on Saturday, January 26th

With Her New Single and Video “Suicide Love” Out Now, She’ll Get Ready to Head to the West Coast to Perform at The World’s Largest Event For The Music Products, Pro Audio and Event Tech Industry

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Following her latest video release “Suicide Love” being hailed as “…thought-provoking and provocative” (The Daily Listening) and a “captivating vocal performance” (Wonky Sensitive) and much more – Singer/Songwriter Vaeda Black is getting ready to pack her bags and head West for a performance at the 2019 NAMM Show on Saturday, January 26th at 4:00PM on the NAMM Pioneer Pro Audio Arena Plaza Stage!

On her excitement for the show, Black says “I’m looking forward to performing in front of a crowd of complete strangers! I love getting feedback from new listeners”. Along with this being her first trip to California, she’s grateful to her bandmates for pushing her to continually get her music out there. “My music director/pianist James works in the industry and got me to apply for the spot. I’m so grateful for everything he and my band do for me. The guys are all psyched to be at NAMM” she says with a laugh “Everyone should come with an open mind and expect a ton of rhythmic flailing on my part (if you don’t understand what I mean by that, you probably haven’t seen me perform. Let’s just say I can’t dance)”.

The performance will feature Black on vocals along with her band which includes James Sajeva (Music Director/Keys), Eddie Matthews (Bass), and Andrew Harts (Drums) – all seasoned pros straight from the NYC music scene.

For More Info on Vaeda’s Performance and to Register for NAMM, VISIT:

www.NAMM.org/TheNammShow/2019/Events/Vaeda-Black

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Click HERE to watch Vaeda Black’s “Suicide Love” (Official Music Video)

With the release of her latest single, “Suicide Love,” Vaeda Black takes the juxtaposition of two seemingly opposite topics and weaves them together to create a dark love story that illustrates the idea of being vulnerable and “showing yourself to another person and letting them love you.”

She says, “It actually started with a text message from my ex-boyfriend while we were together probably about a year ago. I don’t remember exactly what we were talking about, but he wrote ‘that’s called suicide, love.’ Something about those two words next to each other really struck me; they’re so different. I kept thinking it would be such an interesting way to express love, passion and deep wanting, so I wrote a song around it.” The combination of those two distinct feelings gives the song a truly unique sound and style. 

Despite the title, and it’s darker atmosphere, Black says “it’s really a love song. Being vulnerable is hard for a lot of people, but I want this song to represent the good things that come from showing yourself to another person and letting them love you.” In an age where many artists stick to upbeat, pop love tunes, Black isn’t afraid to shake up stereotypes and create a sound distinctly her own, something “Suicide Love” showcases perfectly. With her blend of indie, alternative, and a little soul, listening to her songs comes as a refreshing break from some of the more mainstream styles. 

More on Vaeda Black:

Raised in Long Island, NY, Vaeda Black is a 17 year old singer songwriter currently in her senior year of high school. A masterful songwriter, Vaeda is able to tap into a profound and sometimes dark place and it’s certainly reflective in her music both lyrically, sonically and now visually. Live performances with her band display her ability to connect with audiences, a skill she’s developed from many years on the stage, having performed in musical theater productions starting at only 7yrs old. She started putting words to paper not long after, and eventually began turning poetry into songs at the piano in her family home.

With her upcoming performance at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show 2019 on Saturday, January 26th at 4:00PM on the NAMM Pioneer Pro Audio Arena Plaza stage in Anaheim, California, music industry pioneers and fans alike will get a chance to catch the one and only Vaeda Black LIVE!

LISTEN: Vaeda Black’s “Suicide Love” on Spotify

 

For More Information on Vaeda Black, VISIT:

www.VaedaBlack.com

Facebook.com/VaedaBlack

Instagram.com/VaedaBlack

Twitter.com/VaedaBlack

Vaeda Black YouTube Channel

Actor and Model Christian Riccardi Making Netflix Debut in TWO Upcoming 2019 Roles

From His High School Dreams to Big Screen Realities – The Young Star Gets Ready to Shine

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For many young men and women, heading to the Big Apple in pursuit of their dreams can be met with a lot more adversity that expected and become a more difficult decision to continue learning and growing without a guarantee of success. But for Model and Actor Christian Riccardi, his upcoming roles on Netflix’s Kaleidoscope” and opposite Joe Pesci in the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman” are proving that hard work certainly pays off!

Christian Riccardi is a model and actor of Italian descent. Born in New Haven, CT, he moved to Fairfield, CT at a young age where he attended high school with dreams of becoming a model and actor. Soon after graduating he got a job at a local retailer, working his way up the ladder to visual merchandising manager. Later moving to New York City to work for Bloomingdale’s, he was often encouraged by both his peers and shoppers alike to pursue his dreams.

Shortly thereafter, Riccardi quit his job to attend the famed Stella Adler Studio of Acting, completing the one year conservatory while simultaneously building a modelling portfolio. He then went on to private lessons with public speaking and acting coach Jill Jaysen who continued to help him build a strong foundation.

With his sights set on further dedication to his craft, he soon began taking on roles from a young mobster opposite famed actor Joe Pesci in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman”  to the upcoming show “Kaleidoscope” playing a waiter – both to premiere on Netflix.

A move to Brooklyn, NY would further immerse him in one of the world’s biggest art and fashion meccas, where he would be introduced to celebrity acting coach Tracey Moore and continue to learn in pursuit of his passion. Riccardi has also continued to work as a model with some of New York’s most known and respected fashion photographers with a further goal of taking part powerful modeling campaigns. He dreams of one day modeling for one of the many elite fashion brands during the world famous NY Fashion Week.

I want to be able to help the world change the notion of modeling so it isn’t so much about selling sex as it should be about celebrating each individual’s unique beauty” Christian says, furthering “I want to show men that it is better to be different”.

For More on Christian Riccardi, VISIT: www.Instagram.com/ChristianJRiccardi

ModelCitizenMag.com/blog/Christian-Riccardi

Ajay Mathur Drops New Video for Bluesy R&B Hit “Time For Deliverance”

Ajay Mathur Drops New Video for Bluesy R&B Hit “Time For Deliverance”

Off His Latest LP “Little Boat”, The Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Who Recently Won “Best Album of the Year” at the 36th Annual German Rock & Pop Awards Has Released Latest Fan Video Collaboration

Following his last release  My Wallet is a House of Cards’ off the 2018 album Little Boat”, Singer/Songwriter Ajay Mathur has debuted his latest collaborative fan video effort of 2019 – “Time For Deliverance”!

WATCH: Ajay Mathur “Time For Deliverance” Official Video

Crafted from the vibrant art and design of director/animator Mertcan Mertbilek from Istanbul (who previously worked on the video for Mathur’s “Little Boat” single), the video is a uniquely visual. Portraying animated paintings from Mathur singing to beautifully enlivened surfers riding waves, palm trees, beach and boardwalk scenes which beautifully counter the bluesy feel of the song and lyrical refrain It’s my time for deliverance no I ain’t giving up on love” with vibrant color.

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“Time For Deliverance is a beautifully crafted tune. This time Mathur pulls in some R&B and jazz influences, weaving a soulful sax with backing vocals. Both play off his clear and straightforward vocals. The song fulfills the theme of Little Boat, ‘It’s time for my deliverance, I ain’t giving up on love.’ Very nicely done.” – Kath Galasso, Onstage Magazine

“Time For Deliverance is an epic jam laced with some amazingly sweet brass which puts on full display Ajay’s ability to seamlessly switch genres while staying true to his core sound.” Joshua “J.SMo” Smotherman, Mid Tennessee Music

“Time for Deliverance blends soul and R&B elements into an oozing, sticky tune smoldering with dark sensuality.” Randall Radic, Blogcritics

Little Boat, Ajay Mathur’s newest album, was launched on its maiden voyage in the usual way in spring of this year. Quickly picked up by playlists and fans, the music and the album’s message of resilience has resonated with listeners and critics alike. Unlike previous projects, though, Little Boat has taken on a life of its own, picking up unexpected passengers along the way.

Independent of each other, diverse digital artists from around the globe including from Istanbul and Warsaw as well as an Argentinean in Los Angeles, heard a call and felt compelled to add some valuable cargo to Little Boat’s journey. The result is a colourful, complex and highly-imaginative work of animated accompaniments to Ajay’s songs.

The first of these, released earlier this year, is a quirky psychedelic and vibrant tribute to the title song ‘Little Boat’, composed by the young Turkish artist Mertcan Mertbilek. The next to be released was a provocative animated video to the stomping blues rocker ‘My Wallet is a House of Cards’. The images were inspired by the rebellious spirit of the song and depict a ruthless caricature of consumption and an increasingly indebted society. This stunning video was created by Argentine artist Ciro Ayala, who lives and works in Los Angeles. More videos are in the works and will hit the waves in the coming months.

Video artists are not the only passengers that have hopped on Little Boat’s journey. Besides the digital treasures, an illustrated children’s book by a writer in Delhi, India as well as a full-length novel weaving through the themes in Little Boat by an American living in Switzerland are in the works.

It is plain to see that Little Boat has left ripples in its wake, touching people at every port along the way. Rarely does an album inspire this kind of organic response and like any true adventure on the open seas, it is impossible to tell which way the winds will blow next. This music has opened up a whole new route on unchartered waters. Batten down the hatches because this Little Boat is on course to explore new and uncharted worlds.

Having recently won “Best Album of the Year” at Germany’s 36th Annual Rock & Pop Awards 2018, it’s no wonder fans and critics alike are craving more unique collaborative works from Ajay Mathur. And with his latest video for “Time For Deliverance”, they get just that.

Little Boat, which was given its final touches at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, is available in digital formats for download and streaming, as well as physical vinyl and compact disc album formats.

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Get Ajay Mathur’s “Little Boat” via:

iTunes: https://apple.co/2Lp7Xw9

CDBaby: https://bit.ly/2QFZ9Ia

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2rL8cZt

Connect With Ajay Mathur Online:

Spotify / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Youtube / Website

More About Ajay Mathur:

Ajay Mathur is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and a citizen of the world. Born and raised in India and residing in Switzerland, Ajay Mathur’s talent as a singer-songwriter and seasoned musician blends both pop and rock genres with Americana and traditional Indian instruments into something radically new and genre-bending. His music has held its own on the U.S. and European charts and has repeatedly received positive accolades from the press and industry professionals.

Ajay Mathur’s album Little Boat (2018) follows on his previously released and highly successful ‘9 to 3’ (2015) that earned him a Grammy nomination in 2017, ‘Come See Conquer’ (2013), and ‘A Matter of Time’ (2011). All of the albums have enjoyed excellent reviews and acknowledgements in the international media. They have maintained top chart rankings on U.S. Top 50 Rock, U.S. Top 80 Independent, U.S. Top 50 AC and Americana (AMA) airplay charts as well as a continuous 128-week ranking on the European Indie Music chart. Ajay’s music continues to attract a large and growing community of listeners worldwide. MacEagon Voyce of AXS Media calls his music “a master class on consummate songwriting”.