Jacky Bam Bam is a radio DJ for the world famous WMMR in Philly! His show is hugely popular and he plays one of the widest varieties of rock out there! Check out the new jingle I made for him!!
Go evolution is an American indie alternative rock band
featuring singer/guitarist Matt Phillips.
Steve Morrison is one half of The Preston and Steve show on WMMR in Philly! He`s quick witted and has a great sense of humor! I wrote this as a tribute to him. Rock on!!
So, I've been having some fun messing around with my cell phone recording app! This song and video is about Pierre Robert who is a longtime Philadelphia DJ. He's been working for WMMR probably for over 30 years and is treasure trove of rock and roll knowledge! Check it out!
For those of you wanting to hear our cheesy little WMMR jingle, you can do so here.
Hope you enjoy!
So, our new pc has arrived! Custom built by Jim Roseberry from Purrfect Audio. Looking forward to getting back to video editing! I can't wait for you to see Harmony! It's going to be great! Also, I can set up now for more audio recording. I'd love to do another album once the videos are all out for this one. In the meantime I've been making do working from my cell phone. It's actually been pretty interesting! I've found a cool video editing app and have filmed and edited everything entirely from my phone. So, we've got that coming up. And I've recently discovered a digital audio workshop app that's pretty intense for a cellphone! I just finished recording a 30 second Go Evolution infomercial and have submitted it to WMMR in Philly! So, we'll t how that goes. That's about it for now. Back to work! Stay well!!
We've had a review of CRY recently on The Other Side Reviews that was really positive! "There is an infectious thread within the melody that hooks you and does not let go!" is how it was described! Thank you Claudia for the kind words! Check it out!
You may already know that Alice In Chains is one of my favorite bands. You may also know that I don't really like cover bands. But, I do enjoy a good cover if it's done the right way. What's the right way you ask? Well it's a version where the artist really nails it or the artist really does a unique version. In my case, I would never be bold enough to think I could nail copying Layne Staley. I mean he's got God given gifts and I'm a drummer! LOL! But, I do think that I pulled off a truly unique tribute to one of my favorites! ( Them Bones is from our Milestones CD) There's a flute solo for crying out loud! So, I wanted to find other unique versions of AIC covers to include in a playlist. But, believe me there's a lot of crap on YouTube! Just a ton of people singing along ( some good, some bad) to Alice In Chains. Fun for them, not so fun for me at least. I did find some really awesome versions though!! One with a horn section, a couple of really sweet acoustic versions! So, I hope you take the time to give this playlist that I've compiled a listen and enjoy the artists that aren't afraid to be themselves. I think you'll be happy you did!! Have fun! You can watch it at this link. 8 best Alice In Chains cover songs ever!
So, we've been working on a bunch of behind the scenes stuff for the band lately. For starters we're switching email providers from MailChimp to Klaviyo. Why? Partially financial reasons. MailChimp is getting kind of expensive. Klaviyo is less money, the analytics are way better and it's got better features. The switch is pretty techy and frustrating but, necessary. Next up, my ten year old dinosaur computer needs to be replaced. It's pretty much done. So, for the time being I'll be limited working from my phone. Everything that you've seen that involves Go Evolution has been done on that computer so, I can't really complain! I've started a really cool new music video! But, that will get finished after the new desktop arrives. Spotify has added us to some playlists. So, I'll be talking about that more in the coming days! That's about it besides the mess of ideas that constantly float about inside my head. There just aren't enough hours in the day! Talk soon!!!
The video for CRY is done! I`m happy with how it turned out! I wrote it about the loneliness of a broken relationship.But, you can interpret it anyway you want.It took a lot of hours at the computer! I wouldn`t have it any other way though. Thanks for supporting us by watching it!!! Feel free to watch it over and over! LOL! Enjoy it!
A lot`s been happening with the band lately!The new album came out in April! It`s been doing great! We released it in a video series that you can still see even if you`re a little late to the party.Here`s the link- dark matters video series The Bigfoot video did really well on Youtube and Facebook! It was also a lot of fun to make. Scroll down to see it.
I`ve been keeping super busy keeping up with Facebook posts and promotion.Sending out a lot of emails to drum up support for the band. Also, working on getting the new tunes into some more music licensing libraries!
The new video for Cry is done and you`ll be able to see it very soon.
Busy, busy, busy is how life is right now! I wish I had some time to write some new songs! For now though I`m focused on bringing Dark Matters to more people that appreciate the style of music that we play. Thanks for the ongoing support! Spread the word if you can!!!