Paul’s story begins in the North Country of New York State. A small community one hour north of Syracuse called Watertown. The Montgomery home had a continuous stream of music being played. It flourished much like the wildflowers that you could find in the forest that was a stone’s throw from Paul’s childhood home. Each and every family member was a contributor to the rich inheritance that was to shape Paul’s love for music. It started with his parents fostering an environment that allowed their children to develop a love for music at an early age. Whether it was his mothers love for that hip swiveling, upper lip curling kid from Memphis as he sang about being a Hound-dog, or the fact that Paul’s father always made sure he left his acoustic guitar in plain sight where his children could bang out a sour note or two – the Montgomery brood were blessed to be raised in a home that was filled with music. The sibling influence was a major contributor to Paul’s musical upbringing as he would sneak into his sister’s rooms to check out the latest 45’s being played. One of the platters being spun on the mono record player was a hit song (at least it was a hit to the Montgomery’s) recorded by an uncle, Frank Filardo (Bobby Francis). This allowed a connection to be made at an early age for Paul – that music wasn’t something that a person could simply enjoy listening to, but music could actually be something that one becomes an active participant in. This realization manifested itself in a very profound and real way when Paul’s older brother parted with his Mayfair electric guitar just so his kid brother would have an electric guitar to play. Add to that mix a younger brother that was and still is FAN #1 and you can see how Paul was catapulted into a life long love for music and the passion to be a part of the creative process in making it.
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The story of Paul’s musical journey contains a lot of familiar themes – starting and ending various bands (with one of the earlier outfits even allowing for a paycheck at the ripe old age of 13), experiencing the highs and lows of teen romance, and of course, how rebellion can get in the way of healthy relationships with mom and dad. Through all the broken strings, broken relationships and high school drama, Paul was diligent to work on his craft and grow as a person and musician. The fall of 1981 found Paul attending the Berkley College of Music. After some earned credits and a ton of life experience, he entered the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Las Vegas, and it was here that he truly became inspired anewby the “band” concept. The importance of working within a community setting to achieve a purpose that is more important than self. This was also a season that allowed Paul to discover the person of Christ.
Having located to Los Angeles, Paul attained a certain measure of success in the music business. Though the outward appearance of success manifested itself in playing well-known L.A. clubs and opening for nationally known acts, internally Paul was bankrupt. Mentally drained, physically tired and spiritually dried, Paul knew in his heart that it was time for the great exchange. He knew that God was being patient with him, that it was time to exchange his personal agenda for a higher calling. It was at this crossroads that Paul’s faith became active He began to understand that the un-examined life is not worth living. Doors were opened for Paul to use his gifts in a community setting. Paul began to play guitar on the worship team as well as being inspired to write music that reflected the love that God has for His children. Paul also received the honor of being a leader of worship at his community church.
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TRIDON is a professional high energy hard rock band. They pride themselves on delivering their fans a fun and interactive atmosphere topped with hard-hitting choruses and powerful vocal messages. The bands performances have always been something to buzz about long after the show is over. Time and time again, TRIDON has managed to turn even the toughest skeptics into the biggest fans and their track record shows no signs of stopping. Having a professional and defiant attitude, They are determined to work hard and take control of their musical fate. TRIDON has already shared the stage with such artists as Flyleaf, Tesla, LA Guns, Lynch Mob, Ted Nugent, The Chimpz, Royal Bliss and many others.
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The most inspiring and unique bands are not the ones where musicians with identical musical tastes come together and just try to copy their shared inspirations. Rather, the best product comes from artists with a wide range of diversity in their influences, and each one bringing their own contribution to the musical equation. Sydney, Australia’s Village Echoes is the latter and this intricate rock trio has managed to create in their short time together a sound that will appeal to fans of everything from Bloc Party to Jimmy Eat World to Minus The Bear.
Village Echoes was born in Autumn of 2013 and quickly produced their debut EP Evolve, with optimizes their drive for diversity and desire not to become one dimensional. The AU Review notes that the band works with “weaving soundscapes mixed with a healthy dose of indie rock” and they noted that this young band has “a very mature sound.” Listening to Evolve and the sheer size of their sound, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that this band only consists of three members, Alex Almasi on vocals and guitar, Steve Parfitt on bass, and James Pounsett on drums.
Their standout track is “The Bike,” which is a thinly veiled kiss off about trading up for a new “bike” but then quickly realizing that this new toy isn’t as glamorous as they thought and that the pretty basket and seat are really just built for show, and not the durable kind you’d like to call your own. For the video for “The Bike” the band stays true to their simple approach and features themselves performing in front of a stark white background. Each member gets ample face time and is the perfect introduction to the band. The narrative follows a young lady who is out and about on her brand new bike, and while she is enjoying the ride on her new bike, she’s ultimately searching for something else. Will she find what she’s looking for or will her chase be futile? Check out the video to find out!
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Extreme Dream (14 days ago)
thank you for your support. it is much appreciated. good sound here, with good vocals and instrumentation. i pushed PLAY ALL today. a couple of my picks: In Memory and Horizons.
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Have you ever had one of those days when it feels like universe seems out to get you? Time Will Tell’s new video for “It Could Be Worse” is a light-hearted look at the trials and tribulations of even the most mundane tasks like getting to work on time and how even when you think it’s all working against you, maybe it’s really not so bad!
The band has always seen the big picture of things since their inception in 2011. Their Facebook page lists some of their influences as “life, time, experience, perspective, pain, mistakes, lessons learned” and more. Instead of just blindly copying what others are doing they take what life throws at them and they let that be their inspiration, with the result being infectious melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a highly energetic live show that has landed the band spots on coveted festival slots like Warped Tour, CMJ, CBGB Musikfest and Bamboozle. They’ve also kept in mind the benevolent side of life, having participated in charity tours with The Traveling Guitar Foundation/ESP Guitars to help raise money for music programs in underprivileged schools. What’s more is that they pulled in loads of positive press for their debut EP Reflection, which they recorded with producer Rob Freeman (Hidden in Plain View, Hit the Lights, Gym Class Heroes).
It was only natural that they would once again team up with Freeman for their newest recordings. The first song from that batch is the new single “It Could Be Worse,” which features Hit the Lights vocalist Nick Thompson. The song has more hooks than Muhammed Ali, and each element shows that this band knows how to craft a finely tuned pop-rock gem. With dual frontmen Christopher Minor and Christopher Rivers leading the charge, the song swings wide from pulsating verses, soaring choruses, and a bridge that connects it all together with a multi-tiered approach.
For the “It Could Be Worse” video, Minor takes the lead role of the protagonist who just can’t seem to catch a break. It all starts with a frantic dash to get to the office on time, but one step out the door and things go from bad to weird! A passing car soaks him and a quick detour home reveals his loving girlfriend having a fetish-filled (SFW!) pillow fight complete with costumes, whips, and band mates. So his girlfriend has a kinky side? It could be worse! How about confronting a wild gang of thugs along the way? Sounds like trouble, but in reality they’re only kids. It could be worse! Maybe a ninja attack in the parking lot? No broken bones, it could be worse! Or how about getting to the office and the doors are locked? At least the guardian bum/angel who has been there all along is there to remind him with a drink and sign that, say it with us now….. It could be worse!
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This multi-talented artist began performing professionally at the age of thirteen and fell in love with writing. Over the years he has become incredibly dedicated to creating and producing his own compositions to perfection. After performing with the Mics and returning home from a UK tour with the former band Castaway, he launched his solo career as an artist. He has taken part in local and international festivals and has performed in concerts across the UK and Malta.
Recently, Wayne and his brother, Richard Edwards, created Battle of the Brothers, benefit concerts for Malta’s Puttinu Cares. The charity helps children with cancer get the treatment they need. His new album, The Parade was developed over the course of two years. Wayne not only wrote, recorded and produced the album, but he also launched his recording studio WM Studios in the process.
Brandon Mueller, owner of Shoot, Edit, Deliver, produced and directed “Don’t Fade Away.” The video clip is a mesmerizing display of Wayne William’s singing and performing techniques, and delivers a plethora of enchanting lyrics such as “Bullets start flying so we try to see it clearer / As the saints go marching in.” The song is rich with symbols and metaphors that are bound to life, love, and thoughts on religion. William is a definite talent and transcends contemporary music with “Don’t Fade Away.”
Di Lee is a media artist in Los Angeles, California. Her strong sense of culture and heritage comes from being a half Chinese, and half Italian, American. She hopes that her music and poetry bring together and transcend all cultural & national borders in the celebration of this beautiful thing called life, that we all share together around the world. Di Lee is from a close knit family and says she has an eastern way of thinking. Taking lines from her original poetry she then began writing and producing music and is now combining fashion, photo-art, music and acting into a cohesive and creative package. To Di Lee, being a positive role model is a responsibility she takes seriously. Part of that responsibility is admitting you are human and touching people’s lives. Di Lee stands for goodness, equality, love, and describes herself as a soft warrior. Being a soft warrior to her means she can show compassion and love, but also is able to stand up and fight for what she believes in.
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Shalom and Aloha! The Havaiia Family Band is a musical family of nine from Israel, currently loving life on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai… We are working on our first original family album ‘Live to Love’, a TV show and a movie based on our True Life Musical Love Story. We aim to create music and film that inspires a healthier, groovier, more peaceful World…
About six years ago we decided to embark on a family adventure. We packed up our clothes and tooth brushes and flew halfway around the globe to a whole new life on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Our risky and spontaneous decision to relocate to one of the world’s most beautiful and serene, but also most expensive places with only one month’s rent proved challenging, but we figured worst case scenario, we wind up homeless in Paradise 😉
Miracles followed… Kauai accepted us with the utmost spirit of aloha. We made new friends, learned new customs, changed our diets to organic and took off most of our clothes…
We have been enjoying gigging around the island and have been blessed with wonderful fans who have supported us along the way. We purchased recording gear and a few cameras and got to work on a family album/DVD/Rockumentary full of original material and we’re about half way through. Some of the songs will feature all nine of us, while others will be collaborations of siblings, a duet between mom and dad, mother/son, father/daughter, a few solo songs, etc…
We have aspirations of reaching a world audience for our music and film and we believe that this album/DVD/Rockumentary will help us break through! Join us. This is gonna bea lot of fun!
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Hailey Rowe has always aspired to express herself creatively with music. With a musician father and a Type-A Mother, this Loyola Marymount University student began taking voice lessons at the ripe age of 5 and never looked back. As a teenager she attended The Groundlings, Judy Carter Comedy, David Kagan’s Acting School, Second City, Bosco Productions voice-over training, Improv Playhouse, and The Acting Studio in Chicago, and subsequently began meeting with music industry execs and talent agents.
In 2008, at the age of 14, Hailey started recording original music and had the opportunity to work with producers including Anthony Krizan/Sonic Boom Studios (The Spin Doctors), Pete Masitti/West End Studios (Hootie & the Blowfish, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira) and Eddie Galan of Mach 1 (High School Musical album). She sang at the White House Christmas party in 2010 and at the Pope’s Summer Palace in 2011.
In 2013 the 20 year old singer/song writer took to YouTube and released her first ever video for her song “My Boyfriend is Gay“. Rowe struck gold when it reached 23,000 views on the first day. Now with over 250,000 views, the video, which stars a plethora of faces from reality TV, has gotten tongues wagging and jaws flapping.
“My Boyfriend is Gay” has also garnered the attention of the Grammy-winning producers behind FUN‘s (We Are Young) album leading to Hailey writing and recording a song with them last summer.
Hailey’s new single “Don’t Need Your Approval“, is produced by Pete Masitti of West End Studios.
Giving back is also a huge part of Hailey’s mission. She has donated her time and talent to the American Cancer Society, The Garlands Memory Care Center, Hands of Hope, and has been the entertainer at the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s (NOCC) Walk.
Hailey possesses a true passion for music…
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Welcome to Christopher Giles Indie Star Blog spot… I so appreciate everyone stopping by… I am an up & coming original artist, looking to create music from the heart to echo the reflections of love. With years of performing experience under his belt, his desire to create, encourage and inspire those around him through his gift of music. I am also the current singer for One Wild Nite, and we are a High Energy, FUN, Dance/Rock Cover band… We play all over Central Florida!
I am a song writer/performer, even do some acoustic gigs on the side. I learned the guitar to lead worship and accompany vocals, as well to be able to write songs…
Music is a core peice of life.. and spiritual connection, thus allowing emotions to run free… I am blessed, fortunate, and thankful to be able to perform
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