Ajay Mathur’s New Video “Start Living Again” Takes Viewers On A Journey Of Resilience and Redemption

The Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Has Teamed Up With Provoke Films’ Ciro Ayala For Latest Music Video Collaboration Off 2018’s “Little Boat” LP

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On the heels of his successful 2018 LP Little Boat” (which won “Best Album of the Year” at Germany’s 36th Annual Rock & Pop Awards) and following his latest music video “Time For Deliverance” – Singer/Songwriter Ajay Mathur is back with another powerful visual adaptation of his music with “Start Living Again”.

WATCH: Ajay Mathur “Start Living Again” Official Video

Mathur has once again collaborated with Filmmaker Ciro Ayala who created the video for yet another “Little Boat” single – “My Wallet Is A House of Cards” in 2018 (WATCH: Introduction by Ciro – the artist behind ‘My Wallet Is A House Of Cards’ video). Ayala says of his most recent creation “The house in ruins, rebuilding itself through the whole song, is a symbol of someone recovering from a troublesome relationship with the healing force of resilience. The artist abstractly represented as a flame of fire – floating in the air right at the center of the house – is a symbol of love, strength and inspiration to overcome ingrained blocks and obstacles.” which is certainly true of his powerful visuals. He continues “Before one is ready to start living again, one first needs to consume the fear of parting from a toxic relationship and be reborn from the ashes as a better version of one’s self: idea represented in the last scene of the music video, by the “free-spirited” bird.

On his own true inspiration behind the song, Ajay says the song comes straight out of his own life experience. By no means a “broken heart” song, or even a sad song for that matter, the artist says “It’s a song about making a decision on a relationship fallen apart. It’s about getting smart about your own life. It’s about a decision to pull yourself out of a bad relationship and start living again” and “Sometimes the best thing we can do is let something pass, get ourselves together, get some space and just move on to what comes next”.

Start Living Again is an album highlight which comes to the forefront with stripped back guitar and pleasant melodies. The slow-paced atmosphere works well as wailing echo-laden guitars drift in and out whilst the song pushes forward eagerly. There’s a definite Beatles influence here with its psychedelic, floaty nature that works really well.” Jamie Parmenter, Vinyl Chapters

Start Living Again” brings down the beat as well as the message. A broken heart is the message this time and Mathur hits the subject straight on.Kath Galasso, Onstage Magazine

Start Living Again” starts off with a smattering of drums and the harmonious blend of Mathur’s vocals.  Mathur really belts out the tunes on this slower striding ballad. The track starts off strong, taking on the motto of ‘getting it together’ after any tremendous heartbreak.  Mathur’s vocals here conjure a bit of retro vibe with a New Wave twist to the Americana track.My Nguyen, Celebrity Café

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.

As he continues to rack up tons of praise around the globe from both fans and critics alike, it seems 2019 will be yet another great year for Ajay Mathur!

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.

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

Sadowsky Guitars to Exhibit at 8th Annual NY Guitar Expo

Becoming Standards in the Industry for Superior Tone, Feel, Playability, and Especially Value – Sadowsky Has Served The Working Musician with Quality, Value and Integrity Since 1979

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The 8th Annual NY Guitar Expo is proud to announce that Sadowsky Guitars will be exhibiting this year as the Expo returns to the Freeport Recreation Center (130 E. Merrick Rd) Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2019 in Freeport, Long Island!

Sadowsky Guitars opened their doors in NYC in 1979 as a one man repair shop run by Roger Sadowsky, who had been doing acoustic guitar building and repair work since 1972. Sadowsky Guitars quickly became the “go to” shop for all of the top NYC players as well as touring musicians worldwide. At that time, much of his repair and modification work was being done on quality guitars and basses from the 40’s through the 60’s.

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Sadowsky Guitars and Basses became known for their exceptional quality and reliability for working musicians. Early work active tone circuits for electric bass put Sadowsky on the map for top bassists such as Marcus Miller, Will Lee, Neil Jason, and many others. Today, Sadowsky Guitars is known for exceptional Guitars and Basses and are available worldwide. www.Sadowsky.com

The 2019 NY Guitar Show & Exposition at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd. in Freeport, NY on April 27 & 28, 2019 will feature new, vintage & used instruments & amps, local dealers/music stores, custom builders and major manufacturers along with the return of the Les Paul Exhibit curated by Jim Wysocki!

Show Hours:

Saturday, 4/27 – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, 4/28 – 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission:

Adults: $10

Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by adult

For More Information on the NY Guitar Show & Exposition, Contact Show Manager Richard Johnson at (516-435-8382) Rich@NYguitarexpo.com or VISIT: www.nyguitarexpo.com

FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/NYGuitarExpo

Twitter (@NYGuitarExpo): Twitter.com/NYGuitarExpo

 

Brooklyn’s Makes My Blood Dance Drop First Brand New Single “Beaming Right Up”

Disco/Symphonic Metal Explodes Onto the Scene with New Music and A String of Live Shows Throughout Northeast U.S.

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Having kicked off their musical journey just last year, powerhouse Disco/Symphonic Metal band Makes My Blood Dance has dropped their very first single “Beaming Right Up” – available on all digital platforms (iTunes, Google Play, Spotify) and the newly minted USB dog tags exclusive at live shows! (Current Tour Dates Below)

LISTEN: “Beaming Right Up” from Makes My Blood Dance via Spotify

“Beaming Right Up” is the first of SIX new singles to be released by the band, mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Tool, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie), produced by Kallie Marie (Explosives For Her Majesty, rainMKERS), recorded and engineered with Paul Ritchie (Parlor Mob). The high-octane hit features powerhouse vocals laced melodically through their signature disco metal groove with masterful guitar work. The vibe is Saturday night fever meets guitar hero 2099.

“MY HEARTS BEEN THUMPIN’, THINKIN’ BOUT OUR LOVIN’, CRAMPIN’ ON THE PROBLEMS, TEARIN’ UP THE COVERS, BUT IT’S BLOOD ON THE BUTTONS, ALWAYS GONNA BE SOMETHIN’, CRAMPIN’ ON THE PROBLEMS, TEARIN’ UP THE COVERS……NOW I’M BEAMING RIGHT UP, BEAMING RIGHT UP, BEAMING RIGHT UP!”

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Disco metal – think Rammstein meets The Bee Gees with a touch of symphonic greatness flooding the room amongst an orgy of head banging, dancing and grinding” – Makes My Blood Dance is the latest and greatest new band to come out of Brooklyn, NY’s ever burgeoning music scene. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist/frontman Evan Russell Saffer (Fixer, ERS, RainMKERS) and the guru of technical/witch of the west/guitarist/programmer John Polimeni (Proxima Control) MMBD started taking shape in late 2017. Through patience and determination they began working out arrangements and adding lyrics and melodies as the new music began to flow naturally. Adding a whole new roster of talented musicians, they built the beast one by one enlisting Alex “Mother Russia” Nikitin (Bass) and finally landed Carlos “CK1” Gordillo (Drums) after hiring several fill-in drummers along the way. “John and I knew we had something special and took our time until the family felt complete. I feel lucky to play with these guys” ~ Evan Russell Saffer

Already garnering tons of praise from their masterful live performances, they’ve recently been featured in New Jersey’s The Aquarian with Saffer speaking on everything from the band’s influences to specific tracks on the forthcoming EP.

Makes My Blood Dance Upcoming Shows:

Friday, March 22nd, 7:00PM @ Maniacs & Mermaids Metal Fest, New London, CT

Monday, March 25th, 9:00PM @ Live Performance 90.3 WHPC Long Island, Garden City, NY

Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:00PM @ Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, New Paltz, NY

Saturday, April 6th, 7:00PM @ Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

Thursday, May 16th, 7:00PM @ Revolution Music Hall, Amityville, NY

Saturday, May 25th, 8:30PM @ The Fire – Metal For Miracles Charity Show, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, June 1st, 8:00PM @ Metal Fest Explosive hosted by Don Jamieson at Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

Saturday, June 29th, 7:00PM @ Starlite Bar & Gallery – Metal Nitro, Southbridge, MA

Now, having dropped “Beaming Right Up” along with their album release at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC earlier this month – fans have plenty more in store with further live performances, their first music video, AND the release of limited edition USB Dog Tags which contain all 6 songs/bonus material/lyrics/album artwork, and more!

Get “Beaming Right Up” via Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, and Deezer HERE: https://bit.ly/2ERCC3l

For More on Makes My Blood Dance, VISIT:

www.MakesMyBloodDance.com

Facebook.com/MakesMyBloodDance

Instagram: @MakesMyBloodDance

MMBD YouTube Channel

8th Annual NY Guitar Expo…Not the Same Old Guitar Show!

8th Annual NY Guitar Expo…Not the Same Old Guitar Show!

New Exhibitors, Media Partners, and Sponsors Adding to the Continually Growing Popularity of One of the Biggest Guitar Shows on the East Coast

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The 8th Annual NY Guitar Expo is proud to announce their return to the Freeport Recreation Center (130 E. Merrick Rd) Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2019 in Freeport, Long Island!

One of the largest guitars shows in the northeast, the Expo features new, vintage & used instruments & amps, local dealers/music stores, custom builders and major manufacturers along with the return of the Les Paul Exhibit curated by Jim Wysocki!

A longtime friend of Les Paul’s, Wysocki will have several guitars and inventions from Les Paul’s actual collection. Photographs with the guitars will be allowed and you’ll be able to plug in and play. The exhibit will have one of the first reel to reel tape machines from Les Paul’s 8 track machines.

Show founder/promoter Richard Johnson said, “It’s an honor to have Jim and his exhibit back at this year’s show. We missed him last year (wedding) and Jim’s personal relationship with Les Paul only adds to the knowledge, humorous background and anecdotes Jim has on Les and his fabulous life!

Guitar players / enthusiasts have their chance to buy, sell, and trade with a wide range of dealers, other attendees and collectors including Taylor Guitars, Homestead Amps, Gbase, Guitar Center, My Generation Guitars and others. Gear manufacturers to custom builders, everyone attending can participate and enjoy everything the Expo has to offer in some way. With guitars, gear, and a private pedal & amp room it is the place to be for serious players or those just getting into their groove!

This show has become a fan favorite because of our well-rounded guitar show with vintage gear & guitars, retailers, manufacturers, private collections etc., so anyone walking through the front door can participate in some way large or small.”

Show Hours:

Saturday, 4/27 – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, 4/28 – 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission:

Adults: $10

Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by adult

For More Information on the NY Guitar Show & Exposition, Contact Show Manager Richard Johnson at (516-435-8382) Rich@NYguitarexpo.com or VISIT: www.nyguitarexpo.com

FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/NYGuitarExpo

Twitter (@NYGuitarExpo): Twitter.com/NYGuitarExpo