Friendly and sympathetic, bilingual songwriter from Canada's capital, loving music of mostly all genres. Monique is a retired piano teacher and now enjoys playing guitar, ukulele, banjo, flute and harmonica and singing. She has a home studio where she enjoys recording and arranging her own demo songs. She also enjoys writing lyrics in both English and French and loves to co-write. She has several CD's available for digital download on itunes, https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/monique-carriere/id834527807 and CD Baby, as well as several popular music sites. She has also authored literary books, both for adult and young teens that are available on Amazon and Kindle etc. Come visit her at: http://carrieremonic.wixsite.com/moniquecarriere, or on her facebook artist page @moniccarriere or send her a friend's request - she likes generously and loves to discover all kinds of music and various artists.
was born and raised in a small town, Skørping in Norhern Jytland, Denmark. As long as I can remember, I have always been singing and loving music. When I was 10, I learned to play the guitar, and had the first gigs on the road with a full band band when I was 12. Through the years I have been playing and singing in different bands, doing several recordings, backing vocals and so forth for other artists as well. All this time, my love for country music grew. As a result of that, I was part of starting up one of Denmarks first country band, and we toured amongst others in Norway and Ireland and saw every corner of Denmark. 5 years ago I pulled the plug to “Emilie Band”, had a break and time to connect with my hopes and dreams for my future. Through all these years as a singer, my desire had always been, to make an album to call my own, with new songs, that I can relate to and share from my heart. So how did this amazing project come about. I found some beautiful songs and needed a studio to record it. DJ Bjarne C Hesselbjerggaard suggested the “Worm” studio in Hjørring Denmark , and the recordings took place in a tranquil green scenario, with cornfields and horses. I am incredibly thankful for the wonderful journey we had together, and the professionalism and good spirit has earned my deepest appreciation and respect! Thanks for your patience! Making this cd has brought me through an emotional rolercoaster looking back at my life with joys and sorrows. Every song is very dear to my heart and though I might not be the writer of the words, I feel like they were all made just for me. An example of this could be “Dear Brother” written by Kevin Flemming. This song is a tribute to my 2 brothers who died of cancer at the age of 35 and 42. “Two dimes” states how money might be necessary to survive, but of no great importance when compared to things that really matters in life such as love. I hope you will enjoy taking this journey with me – this is my dream come true. The Cd Walk With Me became a bigger success than I ever imaged. Still played World Wide. Since this cd I have recorded several songs for songwriters as : Emma’s Song written by Gerald Timmerman; Lord It’s time written by Betty Hodge & John Cole; Loving Never Dies written by Mick Wood, and not to forget the beautiful duet, My Elusive Dreams, a duet with my dear friend Kelly Lewis Oklahoma .. This year there will be a new cd from me, but first of all a beautiful duet between my daughter Mille Lykke Andersen and I. So much to look forward to this year, I am very grateful …
Having started in music at a very young age as a child prodigy, ALAN FULLARD has participated in several extensive musical events through the years. In 1990, he spent 2 years as a musical director and was responsible for lead vocals, keyboards, and guitar while touring and playing with the sensational chart topping “HONEYBUS”, a band who scored a huge record “I Can’t Let Maggie Go”. ALAN FULLARD recorded “Tower of Babel” at Trident Studios which Jeff Lynn (ELO) produced and went on to do a live performance with the Lime Light Club in London for broadcast (live from Japan) and live from Silverstone Race Track (and live in Japan), promoting the single official car, driven by current UK Champion Tim Harvey, with the car emblazoned with the Tower of Babel emblem on it. ALAN FULLARD has done it all. And if that’s not enough, he’s performed in two well known groups in the U.K. known as LEARGO and SUMO GIANTS. He was a supporting act with the Denny Laine Band and traveled and opened for such great bands that include THE KINKS, THE TROGGS, THE HOLLIES, THE SEARCHERS,and MORE! ALAN FULLARD may be seasoned but he’s young at heart and his songs are well rounded and radio friendly; a little something for everyone! ALAN FULLARD is managed by Mishayapaige Anderson of Cactus Star Entertainment (U.S.A. Operations) who may be reached at 210.872.6412. Please feel free to contact her. Any legal documents or anything with ALAN FULLARD’S name should be submitted for approval through Mishayapaige at her email address email@example.com CURRENT ACTIVITY: 2012 Filmed one hour LIVE special at BLACKPOOL, in Lancashire, England, which will screen on the air in August/September, 2o12 (date to be determined). 2012 SKY TV screened many of ALAN FULLARD’S videos which are currently on YouTube.com. 2012 ALAN FULLARD has a dynamically highly talented seven (7) piece band and his shows have been well received. 2011 Interviewed IN TWO (2) PARTS by Ben Belushi of Sky TV’s “Backstage”, Part 1 and 2, the interviews discuss ALAN FULLARD’S new release CD/DVD titled, “OUT OF NO WHERE”, in great detail and ALAN discusses the plan for his 2nd upcoming cd. 2011 An international film crew, INDIGO PRODUCTIONS, VIDEO, AND MULTIMEDIA shot the excellent, must see video “AMERICA” in New York produced by MAX ROSEN, and directed by ADAM ELLIOTT BUNCHER. 2010 The “OUT OF NOWHERE” album was recorded and produced by Peter Ware of Parrot House Studios in Malaga, Spain. Additionally, ALAN FULLARD has almost finished his cd “IN MY OWN WAY”.
Annemarie Picerno is an entertainer and songwriter in Nashville Tennessee with an extensive performing background. Over her career, Annemarie has performed in dinner theaters, bands in every genre of music (pop, rock, motown, blues, jazz & country) comedy shows, improv troupes, Disney World, Busch Gardens, and traveled professionally. She has also performed on television, and in commercials and film. She plays piano, guitar, and writes and arranges her own music. Her musical style is diverse, incorporating country, pop, blues, soul, and rock. Her signature style crosses over several musical genres from traditional country and beautiful harmonies to also serious themed songs about war, school shootings, addiction, abuse, adult greed, and many other topics not always addressed in today's commercial music saturation. Her songs have been featured on internet radio stations such as The Josie Show, Hamilton Radio, IMP indie show, The Ray Powers Hour, Radio Medusa, Fame Music Radio, The Gail Carson Show, and Vradio Nashville. She also won esteemed Nashville voice teacher Renee Grant - Williams' songwriting competition for her patriotic version of "We Love the USA"
born in Macon, Georgia USA, the home of such great artists as Little Richard, the undisputed King Of Rock n' Roll, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers Band, James Duncan, Percy Welch, Robert Lee Coleman, Wayne Cochran, James Brown and many more. In those days Macon was a hotbed of all genres of music, especially R & B and I feel truly blessed to have come into this world surrounded by the sounds of such great artists. I could not complete this bio without acknowledging Mr. Hampton Swain who was a DJ at station WIBB. Without him some of these artists may have never been heard. As a young boy I would sit for hours listening to his show and absorbing the music. He was known as "The King Bee" and my hat is off to him. Also, in those days there were a few street singers on the sidewalks of Macon and one in particular made a lasting impression upon me. He was the Reverend Pearly Brown, a blind street singer. In my mind I can still hear his rich, resonating voice singing "Just A Closer Walk With Thee". On the sidewalks he played the gospel songs and I would walk along beside him watching his fingers form the chords. He would take a break sometimes and we would sit in the Third Street park and he would talk of playing the Newport Folk Festival and he showed me some things on the guitar. In the park he would play folk songs and did a great version of the old classic song "Stagger Lee". I remember he showed me the major E chord, the A7 and the B7 Chords. Every time I play those chords I think of him. Later when I was a teenager I would ride my bike down a long dirt road into the woods where Dee Willie's Club was located. There I would listen to R & B in it's purest form far into the night. There the smell of whiskey hung in the air and mingled with the blue note. Of course being from the deep south I heard my share of country music with the fiddles and whining steel guitar. I just finished my album entitled "The Songcatcher" which is a mixture of several genres of music. It can be ordered from CD Baby, Amazon.com or directly from me. The cost is $11.99 which includes S&H. Contact me via e-mail for ordering details.
Born in Huntsville, Alabama just a short drive from Nashville, Benny picked up his first guitar at 12 years old and immediately knew that it would always be a major part of his life. His early bands were heavily influenced by the rock and folk of the ‘60s and being comprised of teenagers were limited to performing at sock hops and private parties. Marriage and parenthood took priority over a music career but after a lengthy delay, Benny rejoined some of his previous bandmates and began performing at local nightclubs. When his career took a turn which required extended travel, Benny turned to solo gigs and songwriting to satisfy his musical urges, inspired by great lyricists like John Prine and Harry Chapin. Benny’s travels gave him the opportunity to perform across the United States in including clubs at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Benny’s lyrics come straight from the heart and will either make you laugh or cry, as they range from tear-jerking serious to belly-laugh comical. Although his main ambition is to hear one of his songs recorded by a “big star”, he is currently working on his first CD which he hopes to release soon.
Bo Olsen is a 49 year old country musician from Denmark. In his childhood home, there has always been a lot of music. His mother's brothers have played on different instruments and his father's uncle played trumpet, so he out of a musical family, he is the youngest child. The were siblings at 4 and their interest for music started back in the mid-seventies. Bo's brother Torben got an electric organ and his brother Mogens got a drum set. They started playing together and it wasn't long before Bo’s brother Jens also got awakened in his interest in music and bought himself an electric bass. They had now become a trio that played to various parties and festivals in the area. However, they lacked a guitarist, and Bo was meant for this job. In 1974 I got Bo his first electric guitar for Christmas. He was very proud, and quickly learned to operate this instrument. He started playing along with my brothers, but was still too young to take out for parties. However, he made his stage debut to April in Arden in 1977, only 10 years old. Jens dropped out of the band and Bo started a new band with two of his friends. Mogens and Torben continued to play on the duo. At home was Bo been curious in relation to his brothers ' instruments, and therefore began to teach himself to play drums, organ and bass. (It has evolved into, that today he can play on a bit of each.) Later he joined a folk group (Wivo) as drummer until that Mogens stopped playing and Torben needed a new partner. However, they chose that Bo should be playing guitar in their duo. After a couple of years Torben selected to say stop for performing music for a period of time. Bo, however, had no plans to stop, and therefore he began to play alone, which he did for a couple of years. In 1986 he met Carsten Hammer from Hobro. A very good keyboardplayer and singer that he learned much from. They decided to do a duo. They both played keyboards, which was a little unusual at the time. Dacapo Duo, was the name, but it wasn't long before they agreed that they would like to have a drummer with them. Carsten´s brother, Ulrik, was redy to join them and thus was Dacapo Band born. After some time with the Dacapo Band, Bo again wanted to try something else. He would still like to play with his brother Torben, and he was ready to get on the road again. They started a new duo "Olsen Band" (Torben on keyboards and Bo on guitar), and played professionally for a time, around the restaurants and parties in Denmark. After a few years as a professional, Bo began to have problems with the voice as Bo I had until this time had been the lead singer in "the Olsen Band". It was clear that if they were to continue, they should find a replacement at the singer-front. Him they found in Hadsund. The always empathetic and through musical, Bill Dale. Bill played guitar and sang, so it was clear that Bo had to find something else to play in this new trio. He was interested in playing drums again, but it didn't really work out, so they agreed that Bo should rather play the bass. Keyboards, guitar, bass, and a drum machine. This was the beginning of "Barbecue Band" After a few years was Torben again tired to play. Bill and Bo then continued as a duo for a period of time. However, Bo got more and more solo gigs, and partner relationship with Bill slowly stopped. Bo has the last years only played solo and continues for many years to come. He feel that through his life he have met many amazing musicians, each of whom have contributed to the musical abilities, which he has now. Now it is the most country music he is passionate about. A genre that has always been close to his heart. His first country album can be downloaded on iTunes or Spotify.
Whether performing with his band Marshal Law or as a solo artist, Bob Marshall has the passion and creativity to captivate audiences with genuine, down to earth cowboy music true to himself and his lifestyle. Bob’s band Marshal Law is made up of John Addis on Keyboards, Jerry Reed on Bass, Dean Clouse on Lead Guitar and Joe Bologna on Drums. Collectively, these local performers bring over 160 years of diverse experience to the stage. The collaboration of Bob Marshall and Marshal Law brings a unique and high energy performance that audiences find tremendously entertaining and engaging. Bob’s song “Cowboy Way” came in third in the country genre in the 2015 National Grammy Amplifier contest sponsored by Hyundai and Soundcloud. His music has received over 60,000 plays on Soundcloud and he is ranked #1 locally and #31 globally in the country genre on Reverbnation. He has over 144,000 plays and over 171,000 views. His second studio album, Horses That Run Far Away, was released in January 2015 and was selected as Cowboy Album of the Year by WXOU 88.3 FM-Old Front Porch Radio Show. It is currently being played on over 50 independent radio stations around the world, from Texas and Georgia to New Zealand and Denmark. In April, his album was #2 on the Top 30 Cowboy/Western Albums play list. Top tracks include “Real Cowboy,” “Hats to the Sky,” and the title track “Horses That Run Far Away.” Bob is a very methodical songwriter who prefers to write most of his songs himself with the rare exception being his collaborations with Marc-Alan Barnette. The two met at an NSAI Songwriters “Camp” in Nashville, TN and quickly became friends. Another chance Nashville meeting introduced Bob to Merel Bregante. Bregante, best know for his work with Loggins and Messina, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a host of other big names, soon became a good friend and also works as Bob’s producer, mentor and valuable ally. Bob’s future aspirations include performing at larger rodeo gigs such as Cheyenne, Houston or the National Finals, and doing longer more extensive tours out west. A true American cowboy, Bob Marshall’s music is one of the most authentic and honest portrayals of life that you will ever find. A second generation cowboy, Bob Marshall is a simple man with simple pleasures. A typical day begins early in the morning when he wakes up to feed the horses, clean the barns and take care of the everyday chores that go along with life on the ranch. After all the chores are done, he shifts his attention to his other passion: music. A cowboy poet, singer-songwriter and guitarist, Bob’s music is a genuine portrayal of the cowboy lifestyle that speaks about the real-life experiences that touch a person’s heart and provide insight into a life that many people can only dream about. Bob Marshall’s music is a reflection of his rodeo cowboy background. He was a ranch kid who helped his father raise horses and cattle. His father, a professional rodeo cowboy, was his biggest inspiration growing up and as soon as he was old enough, Bob began to compete as well. Before long, Bob had become a professional steer wrestler himself, and the people he met on the rodeo circuit had become a second family to him. Even during heated rivalries and competitions, rodeo people would always look after each other. “It’s just part of the cowboy way,” as Bob puts it. Bob began to play the guitar at the age of ten. His mother would drive him over an hour each way to lessons where he learned blues licks of greats such as Muddy Waters and B.B. King. As he grew older, his influences shifted towards singer-songwriters of the 70’s such as Crosby, Stills, and Nash, James Taylor and Jim Croce. Bob recalls his early years as a musician trying to be a folk singer. “I was a square peg trying to fit into a round hole. One night, I was running late for a show and I arrived dressed as I normally would at work: boots, cowboy hat, etc. After I was done playing, my agent suggested I stop trying to be a folk singer and just be myself: a cowboy.” Bob really found his stride as a musician once he began playing country and cowboy music. A diverse artist, his styles encompass acoustic, Americana cowboy/western, and hard driving “Cowboy Rock and Roll.” He writes about everyday experiences avoiding controversial topics or being “preachy.” His songs range from serious works to more playful, fun songs. From “Things Mama’s Say,” a lighthearted song about the things we all hear from our mothers, to “Father’s Day,” a spoken word/ballad about his father’s final wish to ride a horse again, Bob’s music is as diverse as his background. As diverse as his life experiences have been, his music mirrors that diversity. Whether Bob’s presentation is a solo performance of cowboy poetry and tunes, or a hard driving show with his band, of “Cowboy Rock and Roll” it is ALL cowboy music, all genuine and all entertaining!
Award winning singer/song writer Bob Thomas, was born and raised in Los Angeles. First and foremost Bob is a story teller and is renowned for his music about cowboys and the old west. When Bob was seven, his dad bought him a guitar. He taught himself to play alongside recordings of John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan to name just a few. In 2009 he decided to put words to melody and create his own songs. He has been writing them ever since. His songs tell a story and have been described as melodic and easy to listen to. He plays guitar in a traditional fingerpicking style and is a performing member of the Western Music Association. Bob has four CDs out at this time: New Mexico, Late At Night, The Cowboy Way and A Cowboys Story. His song “The Cowboy” was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for the 2012 best western song.
Buddy Eugene was born in Elkhart, but raised in Dunlap, Indiana. He has fond remembrances of country music in his life. Buddy would often go to sleep listening to the WSN's Martha White, Grand Ole Opry. He also remembers is Dad having friends over, playing music all night long, or at least until he went to sleep.His musical talents grew singing with his father and developed into duets with his dad's harmony.Buddy's most influential artists were his dad,Paul Van Scoik, George Jones, Bill Anderson, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard, just to name a few Buddy met Claudia at a jam in Silver Lake, Indiana in 2003, and both of them have been playing country music together ever since. People who heard their music kept asking them about making a recording so more people could share their songs. They talked it over with their songwriting friend, Ewen Vires, and this led to the collaboration of, Without You, Buddy Eugene & Claudia's debut album being released July 8, 2010. Claudia Bailey was born and raised West of Akron, Indiana in a peaceful and beautiful rolling hill country. Her father and mother loved radio music, including the country sounds of Mel Tillis and Waylon Jennings. Even though country may have been their favorite, they loved all kinds of tunes including the famous "big band" soundHer family of several generations loved music and excelled in singing group harmony.Claudia has returned to playing the guitarand singing harmony parts after starting at nineteen years of age. Harmony singing is rapidly becoming her favorite element of the music. Her father had an amazing way of projecting his voice while just working outside around their homestead. She recalls being very much in awe of his full rich sound he was able to create. Claudia's own voice is delicate, gentle and understated, yet no less valuable in contributing to the overall sound of the duo.
Canadian recording artist Carla Bonnell brings depth, diversity and colourful storytelling into play with her songwriting talents, that touch on folk, blues, country, bluegrass and roots elements that fuse together to become her special and unique contribution to the music scene. As a singer-songwriter, Bonnell wears her heart on her sleeve, which is channeled through her lyrics that express universal themes that everyone can relate to. As a follow-up to her 2013 Nashville recordings, an inspirational Country release called "Back To You", Carla felt a calling to go back to her roots in the Maritimes and craft a very earthy collection of songs and record in the region where her and her musical family have flourished, for many generations. Thus her 2014 album release titled "Liberator" was recorded in Nova Scotia and produced by journeyman east coast performer J.P. Cormier (Jimmy Rankin, Rita McNeil). The album is a testament to her tenacity to be herself and share her thoughts and stories with fan base that has grown in various regions of Canada via her live performances in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, including the "New Brunswick Country Music Showcase" concert series. Carla Bonnell has performed with band members of Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison on some of these select tour dates, who embraced her natural talent and stage energy, as well as live performance collaborations with Juno Award winner Lawrence Martin. With numerous radio interviews and air play for her Nashville release, Bonnell is poised to take her career to a new level with a national radio campaign for "Liberator" and live performances in the cities that embrace the new release. Carla Bonnell has always given back to her local communities by performing benefit concerts, even if it means travelling great distances to do so. She has recently been recognized in her hometown of Minto, NB on the "Minto Country Music Wall of Fame" alongside many NB Country music hall of fame inductees. Radio personality Brent Buchanan, Morning Show Host, Country KHJ says, "Carla really hit a homer with this new CD. You can relate to every song, and that’s what Country Music is all about right, Way to go Carla"” Carla inspires her fans with her honesty and integrity and is currently writing new material for her upcoming 2015 album release. Bonnell is focused on bringing her music to new audiences and is booking her 2015 tour and applying to select music industry showcases, to achieve her vision of spreading her musical wings into theatres, select house concerts and premiere listening rooms across the country.
American Contemporary musician, singer-songwriter, and recording artist from Dansville, Michigan. Chere's music is a mix of several different genre labels. An industry reviewer once said she is "too unique and uncatagorizable" but that has not stopped Pepper from continuing down her own road of originality and prolific writing. She writes all styles of music and her vocal stylings reflect the change but her soulful Country roots can be heard through the pop/ rock music stylings of her recordings. She performs acoustically, most often described as an Acoustic artist with a Contemporary feel, appealing to all ages. She delights audiences with songs that encourage and teach basic principles for Christian Living. Chere' began singing and playing guitar at age 5, listening to Loretta Lynn on the radio and studying songs and their structure. She fronted a Country band at age 12 but the Lord called her to sing for Him early in her 20's. Since then she has released many recordings, but her career of songwriting, singing, and performing has soared in recent years, ignited by the release of her successful fourth CD "Armor of God" which was up for a Grammy Nomination for Album of the year 2013. Many songs off her newest 2014 Secular self titled release are being shared in Christian and Secular markets alike. Chere', who's singing style, has been compared to Jewel and Sheryl Crow, has an edgy, eclectic style that sets her apart from other singers. With vocal styling's like no other, and lyrics that cut to the heart, her music is moving and life changing. Chere' is eager to share and minister throughout this great country, going wherever the Lord leads.
For some, music is a career, for others it’s a calling. Doricana may be Colin Clyne’s debut album, but it’s built on years of touring, years of honing his acoustic guitar based mix of Celtic, folk and pop influences. A native of Stonehaven, Scotland, Clyne recently ended a 10 year stay in Southern California, where along with Scotland he had a sizeable following. He is now based back in the NE of Scotland, however plans to tour the US in 2014 are underway. On the 13th of August 2012, Clyne attended The San Diego Music Awards in California, USA, where he was crowned as the 'Best Acoustic Act'. Remarkably, Clyne also won this award in 2011. This award has previously been won by internationally acclaimed artists Jason Mraz and Jewel. More recently, Clyne was named by NBC San Diego as one of San Diego's top 12 Singer Songwriters in amongst an elite list which also featured Jewel, Tom Waits and the late Jim Croce. Clyne's introduction to music was via his mothers record collection, a mix of international acts such as Dylan and Neil Young, with homegrown heros, such as The Corries or the Furey’s. Though he began to make music by the age of 16, directly inspired by Oasis, an accident to his hand took away his ability to play until he was in his mid twenties. This only increased his resolve to become a touring artist, kicking into overdrive from the moment a guitar was back in his hand. Playing shows in both solo and band mode, Clyne has become a seasoned road vet, impressing crowds at venues ranging from Hollywood’s infamous Viper Room, to Scotland’s Tartan Heart Festival (Belladrum) and all manner of stages in between. Clyne appeared at the 2012 Stonehaven Hogmany Party in Scotland, where he opened the stage for International touring band The Red Hot Chilli Pipers in front of 6,000 party goers. He has also shared the stage with one of The US's biggest Celtic bands, The Wicked Tinkers and The Voice's (US, 2nd Season) Karla Davis. Now sponsored by Timberline Guitars and RotoSound UK (strings), Clyne has also been a regular on European and American radio with numerous appearances, including BBC Scotland, Northsound Radio Aberdeen as well as 91X and KPRI in Southern California. He has also appeared on STV (Scottish TV) and the KUSI Channel 6 and NBCtelevision stations in the US. Clyne also appearead as a top ten pick from Jim Gellatly 'The voice of new music in Scotland'. The songs on Doricana, are a blend of Clyne's Scottish influences and love of American music, recorded and produced by Grammy award winning Engineer Alan Sanderson, best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ryan Adams and Burt Bacharach. The album includes guest appearances from session musician extraordinaire Dennis Caplinger, Johnny Cash / Eric Clapton), Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly), Rick Nash and Larry Grano (both of The Eve Selis Band), Tim Foley and Enrique Platas (both of Skelpin) and opera singer Victoria Robertson, with production work in London, San Diego and San Francisco. 2013 will be a banner year for Clyne, with touring, recording, a brand new Doricana tour DVD release as well as soundtrack work on the horizon. Work on his much anticipated new album is well under way (currently in the mixing phase) with Grammy Award Winning Engineer Alan Sanderson. Whether you are a fan of Celtic music, folk or rock, Colin Clyne’s music is a special sound, which can touch the heart or lift the spirit.