Throughout his life, music has been Rob’s constant companion, comforting him in gloomy times and inspiring him in happy times. For Rob, there is no better way to express feelings than singing accompanied by his guitar. Growing up with horses, Rob’s professional path led him first into equine sports, especially into Cutting, a discipline of western riding, which is ridden on horses working cattle. For the past 10 years, he has successfully showed Cutting Horses in Europe and the USA and was on the board of the National Cutting Horse Association of Germany for 6 years, most of this time as president.
Influenced by the cowboy lifestyle, country music owns a big part of his musical passion. In various performances at family and friends events, This German Cowboy was always told, to do more with music in his life.
As a result, the desire to record 2 self-written songs in Nashville one day got priority on his bucketlist. Rob fulfilled himself this wish in March 2018. He had not hoped to come back to Germany with more than an office-burned CD with his 2 own songs on it for his CD shelf at home.
However, his vocal coach and recording studio, Kristin K. Smith, saw things differently and as the song was recorded, she gave him advice to publish the song in different ways and to give music a new status in future.
“Time For Some Ink” , which dropped on June 7, 2019 is his latest song and reviewers are calling it the New Tattoo Lovers Anthem.
According to Rob “You love them or you hate them! Tattoos! I myself am one of those fans of that special body art and I find beautiful engraved artwork attractive and just beautiful”.
At the age of just 28, I got my first, long-awaited tattoo and since then I have been “under the needle” of my favorite artist Roman Melon from Ludwigsburg on a regular basis
Each of my tattoos has it’s meaning and, like my songs, tells stories from my life. I think that is the key to happiness in tattoo-art, not to go with a trend.
Sure, there are and have been people in my family and among my friends who do not like tattos at all and who worry about how the tattoo might look like in a few years, what damage the tattoo ink might do to your body or that a tattoo is something for eternity and they would not want to decide for a picture on there body for that long time.
Luckily, today there is the laser technique for removing tattoos. No, let’s put the jokes aside, I have a lot of tattoos now and do not regret one of them. Not even after 15 years. But, every one of my motives was good, no, very well considered.
Everyone should decide whether or not he or she may have decorated his or her skin with ink or not in the end. I think both decisions are fine and think prejudice against one or the other group completely superfluous and not helpful. They are part of my life for me, like the animals and the music!
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir is directed by Carol Cymbala, the wife of Senior Pastor Jim Cymbala and the daughter of the church founder, the late Rev. Clair Hutchins. Although the Choir is composed of vocally untrained church members, it has been used by the Lord to present the love of God all over the world. The 285-voice choir has recorded three videos, three DVDs, and numerous albums, winning six Grammy Awards. “The choir represents all different walks of life and every kind of sin,” Pastor Cymbala says. “You name it and we have someone who has been saved out of it, standing next to another one who has grown up in the church.”
In the early 1980’s, Carol Cymbala decided to “make a little tape for the church,” and when she had trouble finding enough appropriate songs, she began writing them. Although she cannot read or write music, the Lord has given her a special gift to direct and create from the heart through the power of the Holy Spirit. After 25 years of recording and live performances, the Lord continues to use the Choir to carry the message of the Gospel around the world.
It is a highly unlikely ensemble, a mixture of ethnic and economic backgrounds, in the heart of a city synonymous with coldness and decay. The choir is made up of attorneys and street people, nurses and ex-crack addicts, a unique cross section of humanity. Pastor Cymbala explains: “None of us would have met if it weren’t for Christ. Our backgrounds are just too diverse. But all of us have one thing in common: we have all been lifted up and saved. So the Choir sings-not about a theological position-but about what has happened to them. It’s not a theory; it’s a reality.”
Starting each practice with prayer reinforces that principle. Even the rehearsal prior to the Sunday services are all closed in prayer as the choir asks the Lord to bless their music and anoint their songs for the service. “The great evangelist D.L. Moody found that the tender strains of the Gospel could open people’s hearts to the music of the soul,” Pastor Cymbala says, “and I find that the choir greatly facilitates the ministry that goes on here. In their own uniquely sincere and almost vulnerable way, some by not being trained singers, while others are coming from totally non-religious backgrounds, they are able to display an openness, a transparent ‘heartfeltness’ that opens up and triggers the same thing in other people.”
The Choir’s latest album project is entitled “Declare Your Name”. Their concert venues in New York City have included Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Paramount Theater, and a sold-out performance at the Madison Square Garden Theater. “I just want to see people drawn to Jesus Christ,” Carol Cymbala says, “I want the music to be the arrow that points them to Him.”
He is not only handsome but he is witty and talented when it comes to music and the business of music. Konstantine Vlachos who goes by the artist namae Dan Kjellberg is a Half Greek, half Romanian all round musician who will be releasing his single entitled “You” on June 14th, 2019. Make sure you grab a copy and check out this exclusive interview we did with him below:
Q: Can you please tell our readers your real name as well as your stage name?
My name is Konstantine Vlachos and I go by the stage name “Dan Kjellberg”.
Q: Where are you from and Where are you based?
I was born and raised in Athens, Greece on a town called “Peristeri” and my mother is Romanian.
Q: At What age did you start making music?
Started making my own songs at the age of 13.
Q: what genre would you consider yourself?
I don’t like putting labels on my music, but I DO have a mainstream pop sound on most of my songs.
(So I guess, Pop)
Q: Tell us about your latest track or Video ( what is it all about)–Please explain the concept or message
Well, I was actually going through a really bad breakup on the summer of 2018. Every song that I tried to write came across as really depressing and this is something that I didn’t like. I don’t want my songs to bring people down. Maybe feel a nostalgia. But thats about it. So, my upcoming single “YOU”, is talking about that breakup in a less “depressive” and more neutral way and also about how I felt that If I couldn’t bare the pain when a relationship is over, then its better of to stay alone. Again. Not a life tip, just how I felt that specific period in my life. Its coming out with a video clip on Friday June 14. I gave the song to a friend of mine to make the music video. Its safe to say that I have NO clue on what’s the video about. I just said to him: “Do what comes out natural while hearing the song”. “I trust you”. So I guess we will find out together.
Q: Who wrote it and what was the inspiration behind it
I wrote and produced the whole thing by myself.
The inspiration behind it was just a silly summer love. (What I explained above)
Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
Thats a tough one, but I would say Ben Schneider from the band Lord Huron.
Q: Where can fans find you? List all your social media links
This is my website: http://dankjellberg.com/ I have all my social media links in there apart from spotify on which I will be able to send you once the song’s released (my profile will be automatically created then)
Exseccary has gained popularity for his popular songs “So Sic” and “Have You Seen Enough” and, has also appeared in the video “Who Wild Like Us” with Bizarre from d-12. “So Sic” has appeared on the national website www.Yoraps.com/exseccary
receiving more than four million hits within the past several months. A native of Flint, Michigan, EXSECCARY, sounds like accessory aka Kyle Little, has been rapping since he was 15 years old. A tragic accident nearly took his life when he was working for a steel company that builds steel trusses and frames. When nine huge beams weighing 18,500 lbs. the weight of nine diesels trucks accidentally fell off a loading vehicle trapping Little against a wall of steel his fellow workers thought he was killed instantly. Emergency medical technicians rushed him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a crushed pelvis and other internal injuries. Little was hospitalized for two weeks, and recovered miraculously with the help of rehabilitation and later working out with martial arts trainers. Within the past few years, Exseccary has performed in New York City, Chicago, Phoenix Flint and Detroit Michigan and many others building a remarkable fan base. After being chosen to enter a pop competition where his song aired on top-rated Flint radio station 105.5, Exseccary advanced to the finals to perform at Flint’s Clio Amphitheater for a screaming house of around 3,000 fans. Followed by the competition EXSECCARY went on to do an interview at Shade 45 Radio station in New York City and “So Sic” receiving national attention on the website “Yoraps.com”.
Exseccary won a Battle of the Bands contest in Grand Rapids, and won studio time with Black Rose Productions in New York City. Exseccary is currently prepping the release of his new CD after signing a production deal with III Worlds Entertainment & Music Group, and Death By Lipstick. who have done sounds tracks on a variety of movies, and production on many of celebrities tracks. EXSECCARY is now working on releasing some of thee most intense story line songs the industry will have layer eyes on. He has worked on a reality show with bungle records and now t.v. called little by little taking over hollywood staring him and his twin brother lyle little. EXSECCARY has a distribution deal with Bungalo Records through Universal Music Group. Be sure to check out his new songs ID Take A Bullet For You remix with Dick Wagner The Maestro of rock.He was Alice Coopers Leads guitarist and appeared on over 35 platinum records. The video is coming very soon in short film style it is amazing.Also be on the look out for his track Tears over flowers it packs a punch that you may not recover from. You can find him at Exseccary or exseccary | Hip Hop from Flint, MI Exseccary (exseccary) | Twitter his http://www.facebook.com/exseccarymusic or new www.exseccary.com website is in progress. thank you and enjoy music with meaning.
Newtierra is a psychiatric institution of a semi-stationary profile, opened at the end of 2015, experimentally rehabilitating patients through music therapy and treatment aimed at reducing the main syndromes and symptoms of diseases and further to normalize the mental state.
NTRR ASLM – welcome to the real side of yourself…
One of contemporary gospel music’s brightest and most enduring stars, singer, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin emerged in the early ’90s leading the Texas-based choir the Family, whose platinum-selling 1993 debut, Kirk Franklin & the Family, proved not only to be a chart-topping gospel success, but crossed over to the R&B and pop charts as well. This crossover appeal would prove to be a recurring theme in Franklin’s collaborations with the Family (1996’s Whatcha Lookin’ 4) and another choir, God’s Property (1998’s The Nu Nation Project), as well as in his subsequent solo career, which he announced with 2002’s The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin. His fondness for collaborations within secular and Christian music circles and his innate knack for combining charismatic urban gospel with R&B, soul, and hip-hop appealed to a wide audience, which helped Franklin remain both a perennial chart success and multiple Grammy winner, which he proved over and over with albums like 2005’s Hero, 2011’s Hello Fear, and 2015’s Losing My Religion
Abandoned by his mother and having never known his father, Franklin was raised in Fort Worth, Texas, by his Aunt Gertrude, a deeply religious woman who maintained a strict Baptist household. When he was four years old, his aunt paid for his piano lessons by collecting aluminum cans. A natural musician who could sight-read and play by ear with equal facility, Franklin received his first contract offer at the age of seven, which his aunt promptly turned down. At age 11, he was leading the Mt. Rose Baptist Church adult choir near Dallas. Following a period of teenage rebellion, during which a close friend of his was accidentally shot and killed, Franklin returned to the church and began studying music with Jewell Kelly and the Singing Chaparrals at Oscar Dean Wyatt High School. During this period, he also formed the gospel group the Humble Hearts, whose recording of one of his original songs led to his discovery by Milton Biggham and a chance to lead the Dallas-Fort Worth Mass Choir at the high-profile Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention in 1990.
*In 1992, Franklin formed the Family, a 17-member choir comprised of friends and associates from his younger days. After signing with the fledgling GospoCentric label, the group debuted with 1993’s landmark Kirk Franklin & the Family album. The album topped Billboard’s gospel chart for an impressive 42 weeks, crossing over to the R&B and pop charts as well and eventually going platinum. Two years later, Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas appeared, though it was his 1996 release, Whatcha Lookin’ 4, that sealed Franklin’s stardom. Another major crossover gospel hit, Whatcha Lookin’ 4 reached number 23 on Billboard’s Top 200 and earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. The following year, Franklin collaborated with Dallas-based choir God’s Property on the album God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation, which proved to be an even greater success, topping the gospel and R&B charts and reaching number three on the pop chart. Released in 1998, The Nu Nation Project was an ambitious album that combined several different groups including the Family, God’s Property, and a new Franklin-led choir, One Nation Crew. It also saw participation from mainstream secular artists like Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, and Bono, and subsequently netted Franklin another Grammy Award. Another massive success, it would also prove to be his final album with the Family, who filed a lawsuit against him and GospoCentric in 2000, seeking royalties for their contributions to The Nu Nation Project.
Kingdom Come [Original Soundtrack] Over the course of the next few years, Franklin worked on the soundtrack of the 2001 movie Kingdom Come (contributing the single “Thank You”), then returned with 2002’s The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin, his first album as a solo artist. Making good on the success of its predecessor, the disc soared to number four on the Billboard 200 chart and spent 29 weeks on the Gospel Albums chart. Franklin’s success continued throughout the decade, first with 2005’s Grammy-winning Hero and 2007’s The Fight of My Life, the latter an all-star affair featuring contributions from Rance Allen, tobyMac, and Melvin Williams, among others.
Hiding Place In 2010, following the tragic earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Franklin assembled an even bigger crowd of gospel all-stars in Nashville’s Quad Studios to record the benefit single “Are You Listening.” His next studio album, 2011’s Hello Fear, featured “I Smile,” his first hit on the pop charts since 2005. More optimistic in tone than his previous outing, the album took the gospel charts by storm, landing in the top spot and remaining there for several weeks. Franklin spent the next two and a half years touring. He formed his own label, Fo Yo Soul, and commenced recording his debut for it. In September 2015, he announced the release of Losing My Religion, which despite its title, was every bit as faith-based as his previous work. Like its predecessor, it earned Franklin yet another Grammy Award, his 12th overall. Following several more years of touring, he produced Tori Kelly’s 2018 album Hiding Place and launched the Exodus Music & Arts Festival in his hometown of Dallas. The following year, he returned with his own single, “Love Theory.”
Artist Biography by Sandra Brennan.
William Green is an extraordinary musical artist that captures and expresses the sentiments of a generation. He is continuously expanding his horizons to make an impact on society by creating a union between music and life. Through his music, he has allowed different genres of contemporary jazz, rhythm and blues, pop and gospel to integrate into a new and unique form. In celebration of 40 years in the music industry and a ‘thank you’ to his fans and newcomers, the legendary jazz icon recently held a special 40th anniversary celebration at City Winery Atlanta and performed before a sold-out crowd.
A full-time musician, composer, songwriter and producer, Green is passionate about his piano, and he puts his heart and soul into his performances. He delivers funky, upbeat, soulful and contemporary jazz sounds, and exudes unforgettable stage appeal and showmanship. He possesses one of those rare, “instant classic” voices — forceful, yet gentle. Green’s music is beautiful, lyrically refreshing, vocally and melodically unique, timeless, rich and jazzy. His previous three albums, possessed an exceptionally well-composed body of original songs, written and produced by Green. “I pride myself on creating timeless music that can be shared with the world for a lifetime. It’s important to me to create timeless music because of recognizing the lack of musical integrity that now exists in the music industry,” says Green. He has written and produced for numerous artists.
Green has showcased his charismatic charm and keyboard mastery with audiences around the world (Japan, Europe, Africa), while performing nationally with acclaimed artists such as Boney James, Tom Brown, Earl Klugh, Roy Ayers, Mindi Abair, Peabo Bryson, Cameo, Valerie Simpson, Kenny Lattimore, Melba Moore, Jennifer Holiday, Jean Carne, the sons of Otis Redding (military tour), BB King All-Star Band and Curtis Mayfield. He also had the privilege of appearing with, Susan Tedeschi, as the opening act for the Rolling Stones, opened for Spyro Gyra and The Yellow Jackets. Green was selected as one of the performing artists at the 2010 Atlanta Jazz Festival. In addition, he was co-host of the 2010 Atlanta Jazz Festival Session. He has also performed at the Capital Jazz Festival in the nation’s capitol. Green has performed with his band, The Magic Dream Band, at
the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, performed to a sold-out show at City Winery Atlanta (and was asked to come back the same night of his original show for a show two months later), Cafe 290, Satchmo’s Jazz Cafe, Sambucca Jazz, St. James Live, Arizona’s, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and numerous venues and private events in the Atlanta jazz circuit and on the East Coast.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, the extraordinaire pianist/singer/songwriter grew up with music all around him, and Green’s love affair with the piano was obvious at an early age. “As a child growing up, I listened to Gospel, Pop, Soul and Jazz music. My parents didn’t play music, but they allowed me to play music,” says Green. “Some of my influences include Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Joe Sample, Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones.”
He added, “I played throughout high school and college. I learned by ear on my own. Then, I took piano lessons while in grammar school. Once I attended high school, I then learned music theory and composition. Once I entered college, I learned how to perform musically… William graduated from Chicago Vocational High, where he learned how to read, write and compose music. He later furthered his education at Morehouse College and Georgia State University majoring in Commercial Music.
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Pum Pum is the title of the track and the video which was released on March 31, 2019 already has thousands of views!.
Damion features Mr. Mike in this video which looks like it was shot in the winter period cos you see him standing snow. This song is definitely a club and street banger cos the minute he starts, it punches you in the face and the hook “Pum Pum Pum Pum” is very catchy and unforgetable. This is a must listen.
Damion Lee is hard to pin down sonically. He has been described as everything from “Reggae Rapper“ to “German pop“. Regardless of what he is classified as the music is what matters.
He credits his reggae/rap influences from his previous projects (like „Taktattackers“ – the band which he has created with Gregor aka Masu)
Their sensitivity and music intuition – made them a must-listen. You might have heard tracks like “Oh´s und Ah´s or Erinnert Euch from his first solo album “Mein Erstes“ , but if you haven’t, better hurry up, so you can see how it all started.
He is regarded as a local hero in Bavaria region for some time now.
And the fun fact is that he knows a bunch about baking. His fantastic bakery (Bäckerei Obermaier in Bernau a. Chiemsee lake) is open and ready for you to visit any day.
Damion himself is most times there. The master baker, Rapper, Singer, Song writer, and Producer is definitely a force to reckon with.
Damion Lee considers Music as his life and he is about to breakthrough to the next level soon. Waka waka waka waka.
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