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It was a lazy rainy day that Saturday afternoon, when one very bored 12 year old Jonathan Vautour first picked up his father’s guitar.
Eventually, a ‘few hours of time to kill’ became a lifelong passion, followed closely by song writing. As years flew by Jonathan found himself playing in worship bands for churches, small gigs at coffee shops, and crowded block parties.
Jonathan is currently working hard to make a name for himself in the musical world, after finishing his first Album, “From The Heart” Which is available for download via Band camp, Amazon, iTunes, and all other major digital music distributors.
“Every song I write is either a story of a struggle, an emotion or ideal that was life changing for me, or a message I was given to share. I aim to proclaim the glory of God and my saviour Jesus Christ through music as I know he has called me to do. The Apostle Paul put it best:”
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
”I believe we are all called to this, and we are all given a gift in which we are to go about this, I endeavour to be ever truthful in my song writing, and wear my heart on my sleeve.”
Song writing Influences Include: Brandon Heath, Matt Brouwer,Chris August, Matt Maher,John Rzeznik, Jon Bauer and many more.
Chachi From BWE for all the help, and continued support with everything I do, as well as all the top notch graphic art you’ve done for me, love you brother!
Tyson Travnik & Excalibur Productions For all the hard you’ve done and continue to do in the studio, and for the advice and connections you’ve help me make.
Steve & Adeline Kinsley For Giving me the kick in the butt I needed to get out there and do something with my music, and for teaching me that confidence in abilities god has given me is a valuable thing. None of this would have been possible without you.
Kyle Maclean For helping me out countless times, you’re the bomb bro!
Terry Stroud For helping me further my walk with Christ, and supporting me when I need it most. You’re a true friend, and a godly man.
My Mom & Dad For birthing me, feeding me, clothing me, loving me, accepting me, teaching me, supporting me, and bringing me up in the way of christ.
My Adoptive Grandma, Marilyn Blair For always believing in me and supporting me. Rest in peace.
And most of all my loving saviour Jesus Christ Through whom I’m given the strength to do all things.
Heidi Klums Modelkarriere begann in ihrer Heimatstadt Bergisch Gladbach. 1992 gewann sie in Gottschalks Late Night Show den Contest Model ’92. Kurz darauf zog sie in die USA, wo sie schnell für einige Jobs gebucht wurde, unter anderem für das bekannte Unterwäschelabel Victoria’s Secret. Nach Ihrem Auftritt in der Victoria’s Secret Show 1997 wurde aus der bis dahin noch relativ unbekannten Heidi Klum „The Body“. Weitere Aufmerksamkeit erfuhr sie, als sie 1998 das Cover der berühmten Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Ausgabe zierte.
Nachdem Heidi in einigen Film- und TV-Produktionen auftrat, wurde auch Hollywood auf sie aufmerksam. Zu ihren Produktionen zählen Gastrollen bei Studio 54, Chaos City, Cursed, Blow Dry, Zoolander, Sex and the City, Malcolm mittendrin, James Bond 007 – Alles oder nichts, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Ella – Verflixt & zauberhaft, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Der Teufel trägt Prada, Perfect Stranger, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives, Seriously Funny Kids sowie Parks and Recreation. 2011 lieh sie im Animationsfilm „Das Rotkäppchen Ultimatum“ der Heidi ihre Stimme.
Im Jahr 2004 arbeitete sie an der Entwicklung des von Kritikern gelobten Formats „Projekt Runway“ mit, in dem sie auch in der Jury sitzt und die Moderation übernimmt. Derzeit in der 13. Staffel, wurde „Projekt Runway“ bereits sechsmal in der Kategorie „Beste Reality Show“ für den Emmy nominiert und bekam 2007 den prestigeträchtigen Peabody Award verliehen. Außerdem wurde Heidi dreimal in der Kategorie „Beste Reality Show Moderation“ für den Emmy nominiert und hat die 60. Emmy-Preisverleihung gemeinsam mit den anderen Nominierten in ihrer Kategorie co-moderiert. Darüber hinaus co-produziert und moderiert Heidi die Sendung „Germany’s Next Topmodel by Heidi Klum“, die derzeit in der zehnten Staffel läuft und regelmäßig sehr gute Quoten in Deutschland erzielt.
Im Laufe ihrer Karriere hat sich Heidi auch in weiteren Projekten engagiert. Eine jahrelange Liebe zum Design in vielerlei Formen hat sich in vielen Design-Kooperationen wie einer Schmucklinie, einer Schuhlinie für Birkenstock und einer Bekleidungskollektion für Jordache niedergeschlagen. Im Februar 2010 stellte Heidi ihre beiden Schwangerschaftsmode-Linien „Loved by Heidi Klum“ für die Marke Destination Maternity und „Lavish by Heidi Klum“ für die Marke Pea in a Pod vor. Kurz danach arbeitete sie mit New Balance zusammen, um eine Sportmoden- und Sneakers-Kollektion zu entwerfen, die den Komfort und die Funktionalität von Sportmode mit Heidis modischen Schnitten und luxuriösen Materialien kombiniert. Die „Heidi Klum für New Balance“-Kollektion wird exklusiv über Amazon.com vertrieben. Im Juni 2011 stellte Heidi außerdem noch die „HK by Heidi Klum“-Schuhkollektion auf Amazon.com vor.
Des Weiteren ist Heidi Autorin des Buchs „Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior“ und hat zusammen mit Guthy-Renker die Hautpflegeserie „Heidi Klum’s In An Instant“ ins Leben gerufen.
Doch trotz all dieser Projekte ist Heidi immer noch eines der großen Topmodels der Modebranche. Sie hat weltweit das Cover beinahe jedes Modemagazins geziert, darunter InStyle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Town & Country, W, Allure, GQ, Arena, Citizen K, Grazia, Lucky, Jane, Glamour, Self, und Harper’s Bazaar. Im Juni 2009 erschien eine Ausgabe der deutschen Vogue, die die „Heidi-Ausgabe“ getauft wurde. Des Weiteren erschien sie auf dem Titel der „100 Berühmtheiten“-Ausgabe des Forbes Magazins im Jahr 2008.
Heidi hat mit vielen der besten Fotografen der Welt gearbeitet, darunter Sante D’Orazio, Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Bruce Weber, Matthew Rolston, Arthur Elgort, Walter Chin, Robert Erdmann, Michael Thompson, Mark Seliger, Peter Lindbergh und Steven Meisel. Im Jahre 2009 publizierte der Verlag teNeues den Bildband „Heidilicious“, der eine große Auswahl an Aufnahmen des bekannten Fotografen Rankin zeigt.
Heidi ist in Werbekampagnen der Firmen McDonald’s, Diet Coke (seit zwei Jahren ist sie auch Sprecherin für die Red Dress/Herzgesundheitskampagne des Unternehmens), Volkswagen, H&M, Nike, Ann Taylor, Dannon, Thomas Wylde, American Express, Target, Express, Liz Claiborne, Lenscrafters, Siemens, Givenchy, Nine West, INC, Finesse, Braun und im prestigeträchtigen Pirelli-Kalender zu sehen gewesen. Für 14 Jahre war sie ein „Engel“ der weltweit bekannten Unterwäsche-Marke Victoria’s Secret, trat in den Kampagnen und auf der jährlichen Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show auf, die sie in fünf Jahren auch moderierte.
Im Jahre 2010 wurde Heidi vom Internet-Unternehmen AOL eingeladen, eine Online-Präsenz für die moderne Frau zu schaffen. „Heidi Klum on AOL“ ging im Mai 2011 online und bietet exklusive Inhalte, Videos und Blogs von Heidi und einem Expertenteam zu den unterschiedlichsten Themengebieten von Mode und Schönheit über Kindererziehung bis hin zu Partyplanung. Als Jurymitglied bei “America’s Got Talent” ist Heidi seit 2013 im Einsatz.
Heidi modelt und designt weiterhin, während sie neue Formate fürs Fernsehen entwickelt und für „Heidi Klum on AOL“ schreibt. Ihre Freizeit verbringt Heidi mit ihrer Familie.
As modern classic soul goes, there are choices aplenty thanks to an array of independent projects coming and going on a daily basis. Few, however, combine so many of the essential elements as does The British Collective on Vol 1: The Renaissance Begins… Comprised of a dream cast of veteran and longstanding singer-songwriters from all corners of the UK R&B spectrum—Junior Giscombe, Leee John, Don-E, Omar, and Noel McCoy, the well-studied and equally enthusiastic ensemble delivers a festive 14-track CD embodying all that’s fulfilling and enriching about British black music of the past three decades.
The Renaissance Begins… was previewed in 2014 by the coolly swingin’ midtempo, “Romantic.” While that number still pleases, it actually pales in comparison to much of the remarkable material that the Collective has come up with in the interim. From the first measure of the opening “Piece of Heaven,” the guys’ metaphysical understanding of what makes a great groove becomes clear. The vibe is addictive enough to please fans of up-to-the-minute sonic permutations, but solidly grounded in a timeless sensibility that will quickly win over old-school devotees. Don-E’s lightly floating tones on the first verse contrasted with Noel McCoy’s shades of yearning on the second are an example of how the group’s versatile influences provide satisfying returns time after time.
Continuing the flow of “Heaven,” the punchy and peppery “Stay” builds anticipation with convivial handclaps before the groove kicks in. Junior’s impassioned tenor displays both power and vulnerability which have not faded with the years, as a contagious background chant of “Get down, baby girl, get down” compliments the ride further. Lest there be any concern that The Renaissance Begins… is structured from merely a couple of strong entries, the aural delight keeps on with the atmospheric jam “Higher Love” (featuring guests Alex Charles and Errol Reid). Emblazoned with undertones of legato keyboard work, the song’s straight-ahead message of hedonism by means of music and dance is brought home by acutely executed vocal phrasing and subtly sophisticated harmonies.
Following this triple threat of funky uptempo soul, the pace is slowed momentarily for the winding reggae calm of “Take Your Time,” succeeded by the inviting house swagger of “Won’t You Come Over.” Andrew Roachford and Donavon Blackwood lend their distinctive pipes to the latter, leading surprisingly smoothly into the slower, yet just as tasty “That’s Why.” The tune blends rhythmic elements of bossa nova and calypso (courtesy of Andrew McLean) which gel impressively with Omar’s deep, hardy delivery and Leee John’s serene flourishes.
Building even deeper on the wide-ranging palette of sounds, the Collective tackles Trevor Walters’ lovers’ rock anthem “Love Me Tonight” (a 1981 top-30 UK hit) in modestly jazzy groove fashion. Though it’s hard to touch the unaffected sweetness of the original, the guys do a credible job of preserving its integrity while adding distinguished vocal characteristics—from John’s understated treatment to Don-E’s earnestly ardent attack. Meanwhile, John displays a similarly soft charisma on the original, ultra-kinetic “Flow,” a synth bass-driven track bolstered by Junior’s vibrant runs. “Loosen up, feel the pleasure, let yourself flow…” Indeed.
On a particularly ambitious note, John covers Eddie Kendricks’ 1974 gem “Tell Her Love Has Felt the Need.” Strikingly channeling Kendricks with his pure falsetto allurement, he conjures the bittersweet lyrics with acute candor. Although the backing arrangement is slightly lacking in warmth, it functions reliably and is abetted by gutsy closing vamps by McKoy.
After the endearing “Sign of the Times,” The Renaissance closes with the gentle swayer “Doctor Love,” a no-frills slow jam highlighting the Collective’s adept harmonies from start to finish, complimented with an appearance by Glen Goldsmith. It’s a left-field choice to end the set, given that it’s more than a few notches down in tone from almost all of the other cuts; but it serves as additional testament to the guys’ through-and-through successful quest to stray from compartmentalization and formula. Highly recommended.
SONGWRITER/PRODUCER BASED OUT OF TAMPA, FLORIDA
Born in 1999, he started writing songs at age ten, and started producing at fourteen.
His mission is to help listeners realize that they don’t have to be what the culture says that they’re “supposed to be”. “The rap game really focuses on brainwashing young people who don’t have any real role models,” he states, “most kids think that the only way to be fulfilled in life is to follow the crowd.” He also points out how there is a constant onslaught of stereotypes.
“Everybody’s telling us that because of where we’re from, or what we look like, we can only accomplish certain things.”
Zauntee’s motivation is to help people breakout of unfair situations. “The puppet masters at the top are intent on smothering the outcry of the oppressed and keeping things the way they are, I’m intent on starting a revolution.”
“I make music people want, with a message that they need,” says Zauntee, “this generation wants things to change, they just need someone to lead them. That’s why I’m here.”
The rapper and composer Jesse Kolb (who is also known as “JL”) is heading courageously towards the charts with his new album “Project Road Trip” (PRT). New music videos “Keep fighting for hip hop”, “Y’all don’t hear me”, It’s about to go down and Chemistry” was released on Apr. 11, 2017.
The artist “JL” has built his foundation on a broad spectrum.
“JL” was born in Mannheim (Germany) and grew up there until he moved to the United States at the age of eight. As a child, “JL” inspired many with his gift of written and spoken poetry, even though he struggled with writing.
His teachers, however, allowed him to submit poems in replace of essays. The teachers were impressed by his poems and then hung them up in the classroom so that all the students could read them. It was not until he was 18 years old that the producer Ron Pearson could take him under his wing, who then taught him how to rap.
“JL” has performed not only throughout California and Las Vegas (NV) but has also played throughout Missouri. He brought out the band “DHC” (Divers Hustlers’ Committee), which promoted Afro-American artists by performing their rap music in predominantly whites inhabited communities. “JL” also brought out the band “United We Stand”, which opened the door for many rap artists and singers, performing as opening acts.
“JL” teamed up with “Lil Wayne”, “United We Stand” and “jminista Graphic King” for “Be Me”. For two years, this song topped the club charts in the U.S. and all that being un-signed at that time.
His life is paved with many hardships and triumphs; from the lowest depths to the highest heights, “JL” was able to get to know both sides of the spectrum – in Germany as well as in the U.S… His music depicts his story in the real form. He has been compared to some of the best contemporary artists, such as: “Common”, “J. Cole” and “Eminem”. However, with his German “Swag” he is alone on the playing field.
“JL” has been inspired by the greatest of hip-hop, including “Jay Z” and “The Notorious B.I.G.” and hopes to collaborate with “Jay Z” himself one day.
In 1998 “JL” was able to grace a stage, which was in front of a crowd of 3,000 spectators in Germany. With this attention, he was given the opportunity to perform as a pre-band for many renowned artists. Among them were “D4L”, “Waka Flocka Flame”, “Bone Thugs-N-Harmony” (at the “United We Stand” show in 2010), “Ray J”, “J. Holiday”, ” Soulja Boy”, “Yo Gotti”, “Murphy Lee” and “Nelly”.
Now “JL” stands on his foundation in order to step further determinedly
“JL” has released eight mix tapes: “Circle of My Life”, “Circle of My Life Pt. 2”, “Two Worlds Collide”, “The Truth Is Here”, “A Hustler’s Proof”, “Grind time”, “50/50”, “8th Day” and his latest release, “6 Steps to Fame”.
In the year 2016, he participated in “The Voice of Germany” and presented the song “Encore” by “Jay Z” in a nice way.
“JL” is a professional in constructing and dissecting each beat so that it fits perfectly with all other parts of a song. He is adamant to identify himself as an artist and not just as a rapper or a composer. “JL” defines rap as a rhythm plus poetry because it reveals the creativity that was invested in composing a song. Embracing the God-given gift of being able to motivate others by his words, he began his pursuit as an artist and could finally appear in the whole of Europe and in the U.S.A…
“JL” regularly performs as a rapper and MC with “Snap!” the cult band from the 90s. In April 2015, he and “Snap!” were able to perform to more than 25,000 people in Moscow (Russia). He currently concentrates all his energy and attention on his “Project Road Trip” (PRT VOL1), which he created from the ground up and decisively forms together with artists from “The Voice of Germany” Some facts about rap.
Rap (rhythm and poetry) is historically based on West African Griots and on the Jamaican genre of toasting and came up after 1970 in Afro-American communities throughout the U.S.A.. Since then it has been spread also to other parts of the world, including Germany.
Germany, for instance a traditional dimension was basically lost and present German rappers are just on the verge of creating their own rap culture. Though staying connected to the roots of rap would be wise by any rapper throughout the world.
Music video “Chemistry”: https://youtu.be/GKztBgYq1K4/
German article: http://ammiratus.review/2017/06/01/jesse-kolb-aka-jl-von-der-kunst-des-rappens/
William Okeke alias QNG, a German citizen, originally born Nigerian, from
William Okeke studied Computer Science(programming CPA)at University of Calaba in Nigeria, before travelling to Germany.
QNG, with his own Record Label QuestnGodMusic, is a rising artist in popularity in music.
He is a song and poet writer, book author, philosopher, visionary, talent developer, drummer, music composer and many more…
QNG has launched three successfull selling albums:
“HEAVENLY FINEST” with 14 tracks including the hit “TALENTED”
“META4RIC GOD” with 9 tracks including “THE META4RIC GOD CONCERT”, also available as DVD addition.
“WHAT TRUTH” with 9 tracks.
QNG has organised many concerts and participated in several concerts and festivals with M4G, MGE, AUGUST PRAISE and worked with other artists like DJ Hooker, DJ Bleed, DJ Homeboy, Olly DJ SPO, DJ RUFFY, San John, MGE, Da Cruz, etc.
QNG has participated in creating songs with international artists like
Ricky Ross, (USA), “HUSTLIN SOUND TRACK”
Kayne West, “LOVE LOCKDOWN”,
Green Day, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
There are also TV interviews and presentations to be viewed on : Tide TV Hamburg
QNG’s music style, which is best known as Gospel Contemporary Music, is a quite young music genre.
Looking through his private life as a Cheerful Loving Father, happily married with many Children, this has been a great blessing from God to QNG as a multitalented Artist during his Musical carrier.
QNG, is also in support of the movement of a new film Premier Father Effect by JOHN FINCH.
Everyone remembers the moment when the German national team became world champion in Brazil for the fourth time. The day will be a triumph in German history, and, of course, a very special person, who at first glance has nothing to do with football: Helene Fischer . Why did not she miss this show? The Germans love their football team. And the Germans also love Helene Fischer .
The singer has laid an unprecedented musical career and creates with her songs what hardly anybody creates – she brings together young and old, city and country, men and women, all on one eye. It is the intersection to which all can agree, and in the best sense. Their cordial nature, the pragmatic nature, their down-to-earth attitude to life – actually unglamorous attributes – lend it extra glamor.
All the more interesting is now on her new album, because already the title suggests quite correctly that it is probably her most personal. It is simply called “Helene Fischer”, straightforward and unaffected. What is so modest is nothing but the ventilation of a great mystery – why the 32-year-old is so incredibly successful. It is their ability to mix genres and create their own identification platforms.
“Only with you” is such a piece with great recognition. It is about love and the feeling of having finally found the one that has always been sought. The lyrics ” With you I can be at home no matter where we are ” sums up a longing in words that everyone can understand. “Only with you” sounds poppy and yet does not lose any depth. Similar, but with a bit more tempo, the song “rollercoaster” works . Helene Fischer gives German-speaking music a modern garb, which has only little to do with the original concept of Schlager. This makes her as an artist so exciting and also a bit unpredictable.
Anyone who is now afraid that Helen Fischer broke with her eighth album to completely new shores, can breathe a sigh of relief. No, she remains faithful; But also shows that she moves safely in every genre. “Your look” has unmistakable country references. “With every heart beat” is a classic piano piece in the singer / songwriter style. “Viva La Vida” has summer hit qualities, “We break the silence” the potential of a fulminant stadium anthem. “Sun on the Skin” is an astringent pop that forces you unconditionally to hear this song in the car when the window is cranked down. According to!
A real surprise is “Herzbeben” , because with this song, it dares to be uncharted. Electric elements and Schlager? Is that possible? Oh yes, that goes! Beat and bass jump into the blood, you want to get up and dance instantly. “Heartquake” caught a mildly unprepared. One wonders at once: Is that really Helene Fischer? And at the same time, it is perfectly clear that only one can sound like this.
But also quiet tones find their place on this record. “You made me strong” encourages to stop, to look back. With song lines like ” When the air burns here, then I stop you ” from “Aviator” fulfills her longings and builds emotional thought-locks. A very special pearl is “Adieu” , reminiscent of old Parisian chansons. Helene Fischer once again shows a high degree of empathy with her song selection: Only those who are willing to feel deeply can get into others, understand them. The musician Helene Fischer understands her fans, can put herself into many living situations and draw from it creativity. The man Helene Fischer shows with this album: I am one of you, the first among equals. And that is why it is so popular, so successful and certainly with these songs an anchor for millions of listeners
At only 16 years old, she is the youngest singer ever to record with pop sensation Sean Kingston, with her single, First Kiss. She recently released her single, You Gave Me love on YouTube & ITunes. She has done endorsement work for Uber, Blenders Eyewear, JewelMint and Samsung. She has performed with and has been a supporting act for many national concerts, including The OMG Girlz, Aaron Carter, Austin Mahone, Frank Musik, Radio Disney, Alex G., Rick Springfield and recently toured with boy band Before You Exit. She plays piano, organ, and keytar and don’t forget she as a beautiful voice!
Since performing on the show, she is still performing and doing weekly YouTube videos every Monday. Plus she has toured with Flo Rida, and even singing along with him on some of his songs, including Wild Ones.by
Kurt Hugo Schneider is a composer, music producer, and director. Most of his work is on his YouTube channel http://youtube.com/KurtHugoSchneider, created in October 2007, now with over 3MM subscribers and over 600MM views.
Kurt was born in Baltimore in 1988 and grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He become involved in musical theater in high school and quickly developed a love of music and performance. He majored in mathematics in college, while developing his musical and technical abilities by creating content for his YouTube channel. In 2009, he created the production company NoodleHouse Studios. In 2011 he moved to Los Angeles, where he lives and works–composing, producing , performing, and directing.
Also, I love to experience a great performance–so much so that I want to create my own productions. I love to play with all those elements that go into making something wonderful for me–great music and great visuals. I love to collaborate with my team of musicians and artists to make it all come together as if it were the most natural and easy thing to do in the world. I go for the magic.by