Radio Indie FreeForm Featured Artist: Lorraina Marro



Singer: Jazz Vocalist

Genre: Jazz

Lorraina Marro, born and raised in Los Angeles, has performed in many of the jazz venues in town and has developed a reputation as a true talent. She was selected to participate in the Mercer/Sundance Theatre Program at the Sundance Institute in Utah. In 2004, Marro released her debut CD “You Must Believe In Spring,” and her music video “If Ever I Would Leave You,” is featured on You Tube.

It’s been a very long, slow journey for me,” said Lorriana Marro. “I’ve been singing since I was ten. I started off doing cabaret and then I did jazz. Along the way people I’ve met have not been too nice to deal with. Then in the last year, I feel like some wonderful  people have come into my life.” Marro took time, 27 years, from her musical career to focus on family, and now she’s proving to be worth the wait. “I think things are starting to roll again,” she said, laughing. “I’m in a good place and now that the kids are grown and out of the house, I’m hoping to make this my career. I’ve been waiting a long time to do it.”

Among the wonderful people were her assortment of musicians on stage, which included musical director and pianist Steve Rawlins, bassist Lyman Medeiros, guitarist Doug MacDonald and drummer Steve Pemberton. They served as a very tasty backdrop to the musical canvas that Marro masterfully painted.  She started her set with her version of “You’d Be Nice To Come Home To,” a bluesy number that featured her playful vocals and started giving the audience a sense of her playfulness and charm. She performed a Murray Grand/Elisse Boyd song, “Guess Who I Saw Today,” which would have done Nancy Wilson proud. Among the other songs she performed in her set, were “Don’t Take Your Love From Me,”  “The Grass is Greener,” and “Too Late Now.” But the best song of her set was “You’re Just Too Good To Be True,” a song that truly emphasized her penchant for entertainment, flirting with the audience to great effect.

Lorraina Marro has a light, but aggressive style to her vocals. Her personal stories and the passion of her vocals reflect the struggles of being a very talented singer with a dream deferred. She’s a true show lady and a consummate entertainer.  If you want to enjoy a romantic, but great evening of jazz with your girl or guy, make it a point to be at one of her next shows.

Radio Indie FreeForm LOVES Lorraina, we think she is ALL that and more bringing her sexy, romantic, sophisticated, classy music to the public. We are positive you will be whisked away into a dreamy world for lovers.  She takes her fans on a personal journey, for all to capture the essence of the silver lining of her soul, from love, to the triangles of relationships and starting over. Thank you our beautiful guiding light of sexy music for all that you do and bring to Radio Indie FreeForm. May the heavens above pave your music path with Stars! To us you already hold the title of being the most vivacious woman on Radio World Indie. We thank you for recognizing R.I.F.F. is worthy to play your music. Below are links to view, buy, listen, and download.


Radio Indie FreeForm Featured Artist: James Angel


Artist: James Angel Guitar/Songwriter/Singer

Genre: -Rock n Roll, Rebel Rock, Americana Rock

Independent Indie Artist

James Angel resides in London, where he strives to create great music and plays the role of being a rebel with a cause.  James Angel has been an unknown secret, hidden in the shadows of the music biz. The rocking sweetheart has now stepped forward into the bright light of music ready to move the public’s bodies to his rocking tunes. James is quickly gaining masses of online attention and is currently being played on rotation with all the established radio stations on the internet and local FM stations around the world. James Angel honed his nonconformist attitude after burning out on the music scene.  Up until just over a year and a half ago James had not been playing or recording music!  Sadly James did have a solo deal before that with a major label in the UK. Some how the record label establishment never fulfilled their part of the deal and never released any records! From there James played in a couple of French bands in Paris and more or less just stopped before putting some stuff up on line.

I want to encourage this magnificent humble artist to return what he is freaking GOOD at! There is a need out in our music world for more creative fun loving artist to strut their craft in the world of music notes. This gentleman at times can be consider an individual refusing to follow a crowd that forces you to think the same way they do,  even if it means becoming an outcast to society. True rebels know who they are and do not compromise their individuality or personal opinion for anyone. They’re straightforward and honest and they will sure as hell tell it like it is.

Here is one of my favorite tunes by James. There are many songs Radio World Indie plays and really dig by this wonderful creative man, but this song called “Jimmy Can you hear me,” gets us out of our DJ chairs just too boogie woogie to this fantastical rock song. The most recent of his music collection songs named, “Blood Motel, and Dream no More,” released in the year of 2015, is a Rock, Paper, and Scissors dream. The song’s psychedelic rock version whisks you away into another dreamy dimension ready to play the game. And if you want to really go back into time with a Cover song called “Little Sister” James, playing effortlessly engages his crowd to move their bumps to the old time favorite that Elvis Presley and Dwight Yokam had done. His album called “Crashed Remastered” is outstanding an absolutely divine to take on a long driving trip going topless in a convertible. Thank you James Angel for your endless devotion of being a groovy cat with Radio World Indie. We honor your brilliant music rock and finds you are one sexy, gentle man who will shine and rise above the charts in music. Since all you need is more exposure to let the sassy cat out of the bag. 🙂  Below are more links to capture this Hot Tamale! Be sure to give him thumbs up and lots of sugar coated love….

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Radio Indie FreeForm Featured Artist: SLINGSHOT UK



Genre: Punk, Rock, Alternative Rock, Protopunk, Garage Punk, Post-Punk, Rockabilly, Dub, and Glam Punk music

Band Members: Christine Lockhart, Vocals and Lyrics / Simon de Manuel: Acoustic and electric guitars / Mark Briscoe: Bass, Keyboards, Drums

Independent Indie Artist

Based in the UK, the band “SlingShot UK” delivers a mixture of sultry vocals, searing guitars, thundering bass and pounding drums! This dynamite band formed together in 2009, and it quickly became clear that there was something special happening in the embryonic stages of the band!  Throughout the years together Slingshot UK has mastered a TIGHT spitfire performance for all to witness! From simple, punk styled aural attack right through to sophisticated and serene pieces, SlingShot has a wealth of experience and width reflected in their material.

Christine Lockhart: brings her own creative powerful lyrics to each song.  Her sassy, sexy, spunky aura stimulates her incredible vocal melodies, and harmonies to perfection.  And if her voice doesn’t capture you, it’s her sensational theatrical energetic body moves on stage that will leave you wanting more of SlingShot’s awesome musical journey.  Christine Lockhart studied dance and performance extensively and can often be seen in all kinds of productions around the UK and internationally. This vibrant punk subculture hottie doesn’t stop with SlingShot, she also spreads her musical Indie wings as she collaborates her magical voice with the brilliant Mark Briscoe in a group called, “Violet Wylde.”  Here is a link to catch her craft:

Simon de Manual: Playing at an early age this beastly guitarist or I like to call him a Creative Giant, blends perfectly and brings a strong underlining presence to the band SlingShot!  His stinging gallantry fusion has the right formula to dazzle the public with his musical craft on the guitar, and has honed a music high degree working with the fabulous artist of SlingShot UK.  Simon was also a Radio World Indie Featured Artist on February 11, 2015. Click to return to home page and you will find a detail write up on Simon. To us, the vivacious man never ceases to shower Radio World Indie with his brilliancy and wonderful personality. He too is an Indie Artist and has mind blowing pieces available to the public!!!

Mark Briscoe: This passionate man studied for over 38 years of THUMPING dynamic bass. Mark and Simon both have huge amount of experience in band performance and live productions in the studio. The talented ablaze man is the backbone to SlingShot’s pounding rhythm.  He also does solo pieces on his own whenever he can. Nevertheless, this static dexterous musician plays all the instruments, mix and produces the music in his separate project with Christine Lockhart. “Violet Wylde” the band has a memorizing Folk Rock vibe and is mostly written around the bass and vocals. Here is a link to follow and listen to both of their Awesome Sauce music: 

SlingShot UK, Their debut album in 2015, “Animal Farm” was recorded in their own studio in the beautiful and inspiring Pembrokeshire countryside in Wales. Not having to watch the clock when recording gives the band the freedom to experiment and work when the time is right 24/7, this passion is clearly reflected in the quality of their songs. It’s not just about the music, it’s about the entire show! Look out for new music and live shows in the near future! This band is going to be a mighty force to be reckon with. I truly believe this band should be categorized into a vanguard of a new musical movement.


Here are two Utube videos of this smashing and thunderous band called SlingShot UK  and their songs Wingshot and Braces on their Album called “Animal Farm.”

In 2015 the band decided to team up with Wolf Entertainment believing that the “artist-centric” approach provided a creative arrangement that would be beneficial to both parties. Hellmut Wolf an outstanding musician himself recognizes this band is going to take the world by storm. He supports multiple talented musicians on his outstanding website. Stop by and check out Wolf Entertainment!

Radio World Indie thanks you SlingShot UK for your endless support and smashing thumping music you share with us on a daily basis! We know you will hit the big times soon and what a grand reward for all your hard work! It has been the utmost pleasure to foster your music on our Internet Radio Station.  To us the release of Animal Farm CD is a MUST to obtain for your musical library and endless entertainment!

Here are a few links you can listen, and BUY this gleaming album! Become a fan too! You can also purchase Animal Farm on I-Tunes!

Radio Indie FreeForm Featured Artist: Ingrid Smith



Genre: Electro Music, Jazz, Pop, Alternative, Native American

Singer, Performer, Lyrics Writer, Jewelry Designer

Independent Indie Artist

BIO:  Born and raised in Germany, Ingrid Smith finds herself touring into Germany, Turkey and Greece for 10 years with the Blue Light Combo band as Singer and Drummer. The Marvelous Entertainer of World Music moves to Spain with her husband (Chuck) where her daughter (Angela) was born. Ingrid worked for Guver Sa, a jewerly making company.  Shortly she moves to Greece and then to Austria to work for Bobs special tours. Ingrid came to the USA to work in the Tour Industry business.  The creative artist begins a career as a Radio Host on station WJNO West Palm Beach.  Later on, she changes stations and worked for WRMF in Lake Worth for 4 years.  In the mean time the musical artist involves herself in several programs; one called, “Beyond the Supernatural” with Tom Guttmann. Ingrid syndicates nationwide two other programs called, “Teen Spirit” and “Lifestylel of the 90’s” with Andrea Mundell.

Even though she worked in radio, the sexy whimsical an ambitious woman keeps in touch with her love for music. She eventually moves to Orlando Florida and is now the Owner of Gem Creations SA with Son In Law, Tom and daughter Angela. Location of Business is at the Disneys Hollywood Studios, Indiana Jones. Where Ingrid sells her 20th century jewerly craft to the public.  Presently, the vibrant rocking singer works on musical projects with Deltona Records Recording Studio in Deltona, Florida. For several years the saucy zesty female floods the music market with her songs.  Not only does she write her own music, she is a Talent Scout for the recording studio. In the year of 2013, the vivacious Indie Artist releases her album called “Fire and Ice.TV” on UTube, Fandalism, SoundCloud and Reverbnation. The next album to follow on February 1st 2014, recorded at Deltona Recording studio called “Eclipse.”  Ingrid’s premiering and feat. with Sarah Starchak, and composition of Michael Winter goes viral.

RIFF adores this swinging hip star. Every day the beauty brings to Facebook her playful contagious spirit as we broadcast to the heart of the world.  And if that don’t beat all, the sparkling song singer knows how to Cross-promote RIFF as we foster outstanding Indie music talent. We thank you Ingrid for all the love you bestow upon us, and only wish the best and success for your incredible music career! Kiss Kiss our shining star, may the heavens above shower you with divine light!

Here is one of Ingrid’s Native American sounds that I admire called Thunder and Rain off the album “Eclipse.” Below are links where you can find, buy, listen to this magnificent Indie Artist. Along with music links you will find her jewerly making sites.  Make sure to give her likes and even comments on all her sites!

Radio Indie FreeForm Featured Artist: Marco Turrini



GENRE: Soundtrack, Epic, Classical, Symphonic or Orchestral

It was at a very early age that Marco Turrini developed a love of music. One could say, “as soon as the fingers could reach the keys on the piano.” With a born gift and natural ability, he soon began to play without the help of lessons and family members. All were amazed and puzzled where had Marco obtained his special gift in music? Throughout his early age, Marco demonstrates to his family he was a child prodigy in his magnificent arietta! His love of music grew and developed over the early years to where Marco realizes there was a need to express and compose his own works. Developing his own style, the music genius formed a band and soon preformed live shows to the public. 

Marco’s music was well accepted by audiences, and this budding composer was knocking on the door of a promising successful career. Working diligently to purchase additional equipment required for the performance he designed to deliver, Marco had a glimpse of sanguieness. After several months, all was in place an unstoppable for Marco to proceed forward with his dreams. At the age of 22 years old, Marco preformed his last appearance in front of an audience of 30, 000.  Disaster hit Marco full force when the truck carrying his musical equipment was stolen and all was lost never to be seen again. Unavailable resources and a lack of funds ruined Marco’s hopes and dreams. There was no choice and soon all the band members went their separate ways. Nevertheless, life became a daily work commitment as Marco’s audience would become only family members, or the occasional gigs at local events and Bars. Such a small reward for such a talented man.

Quietly, for many long years behind closed doors after work hours, Marco would seek solitude pleasure at the piano, composing, relaxing and enjoying what he loved the most. Like many, survival duties called upon the music genius. Marco finally had to make the heart retching choice to place his music career on the back burner. In 2012, Marco comes out of hiding and joins Facebook and was excited to promote a new outlet for his music. Appreciation of his work was instantly shown as the music prodigy gains many internet friendships. One person in particular he met on Facebook was the lovely Australian lyricist and poet Demelia Denton ( Creator of “I LIKE IT.”) Their relationship grew into Demelia becoming Marco’s assistant/manager. Marco joins the “I LIKE IT” group in April 2012, and in no time at all his sensational compositions soon stand out in the crowd. A large amount of people were in awe that this amazing composer had not been heard or recognized. Within one week of joining facebook voting soon proves to Marco he had great talent begging to be heard. Listeners were regularly voting him as the best Instrumental Composer which lead Marco winning many accolades for his great works. 

It was not long before the keyboard/composer’s work streamed throughout the Globe. After all the hardships Marco endured during his music career, his confident soars that his dreams are beginning to take flight. Like many other music masters, composers who face the difficulty of reaching their ultimate goal, the creative Maestro’s path finally brightens and brings positive energy into his world of music notes. His driving force to create his instrumental music keeps the talented humble musician busy. There is no doubt this time Marco will not be denied of fates intervention as he plunges his heart, and soul forward to be successful.

It is said that composition comes easy for Marco as creativity filters from his mind. He proves he is a master in composing many works in under four hours to demo a recorded track. Marco’s latest achievement proceeds as he prepares work for a Symphony Orchestra in Milan Italy. A major achievement indeed after a endless road of albatross! If ever there was a person in this world more deserving of reaping good energy to grace his doorsteps, it is Marco Turrini who holds the title!

Published on March 30, 2015 on Utube, Marco “Brutal Kindness” clinquant’s his audience in his use of powerful master minding music notes.

RIFF is proud to be associated with the Great Marco Turrini! He showers his craft upon our Internet airwaves. There isn’t a day that passes on RIFF, that the creative musician’s music is heard. We applaud you Marco for allowing us a Non-Profit organization to foster your talented world to global listeners. We know without a shadow of doubt you are heading to greatness with all the other brilliant composer’s and keyboard artist of the world. Kiss Kiss our magnificent music man…May the lord our god shine his ever lasting grace upon your gentle shoulders. Thank you also to the creative writer/poet Demilia Denton for providing information to Marco’s Bio. While viewing Marco’s video’s on Utube, Marco and Demilia join forces with her poetry completing many timeless, masterful pieces.

Here are the links you can find Marco Turrini’s music. Please make sure to like, listen, and comment or BUY his music with the links provided below:

Radio Indie FreeForm Featured Artist: Amanda Bellino



GENRE: Brazilian Bossa Nova, pop/rock

Independent Indie Artist

Amanda Bellino was born in Brasilia, capital of Brazil. Since the child revealed her musical talent. She heard the great composers and singers of MPB, such as Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Elis Regina and others.
Her musical training was absolutely intuitive, summing up the disks and family soirees.
In adolescence has studied guitar with Sidney Barros, better known as Master Gamela. It was him who found her good taste and knowledge of the harmony “chord melody”. Thereafter, her musical career was virtually solo.
Your learning happened in practical life. She has performed in many venues in Brazil, especially in Brasilia, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.
Amanda has recorded a CD, “Vem Viver”, and over 100 new compositions made by her and also in partnership with many authors, especially with guitarist and arranger Dimi Costa.
Recorded in December 2012 with trumpeter American Gino Goss, the song “Voodoo Magic”. And also composed two songs with teacher Hunter Adams (Chicago), “A Kiss” and “Love’s mistery” currently being recorded for the album which will be releasing later this year 2013.
In January/2013 she recorded a new and original version of the song “Wave” by Antonio Carlos Jobim and “Berimbau” by Baden Powell, that will be part of the album “Classics of Brazilian Music.”. Also in 2013, is being produced the album “Heart of Pearl,” which includes her own compositions, such as “Mermaid”, “You’re more” and others.
Amanda compos with British pianist and composed Gabriel Atlantis (London), the song “Cold Around Your Heart”, thus beginning a great musical partnership that will certainly yield much fruit.

Radio Indie FreeForm is proud to be associated with the sexy, mesmerizing and HOT HOT Tamale.  She magnetize’s R.I.F.F.’s listeners with her alluring Bossa Nova music.  We adore her sensual energy and Brazilian fire!  Radio Indie FreeForm thanks you our lovely artist from the bottom of our hearts, we are forever grateful with your juicy beachy talent!!

Here is a cool music video published on June 2013 where Amanda joined forces with Tom Jobim.

Below are a few links where you can find this bathing beauty’s music. Please give her thumbs up, buy, and listen to her outstanding hip moving music.

Radio Indie FreeForm Featured Artist: Next 2 the Tracks



Independent Indie

Genre: Americana, Rock, Outlaw Rock, Country, Blues, Alternative,

BIO: Next 2 the Tracks band was formed a few years ago, and now they are rising from the heart of the rugged southwest with looks to fit, “Next 2 the Tracks”  Christian Talamantes (vocals/acoustic), Tony Sanchez (guitar), and Juan Trevizo (bass) had already played with several drummers and had done some recording in southern New Mexico. It was around this time when Todd Seelau moved to the area from Albuquerque, NM and auditioned for the band. Todd had spent his high school and college years in Crane and Abilene and was excited to return to Texas.

“I had been shoeing horses in the rural areas surrounding El Paso, when I started hearing from clients of mine about this weird new pastor in Clint, TX with tattoos, long hair and piercings, who played drums. I didn’t think much of it, but it turned out to be Todd. And now I play with the guy.” — Christian Talamantes

This version of Next 2 the Tracks (Christian, Todd, Tony, Juan) would periodically tour the southwest and in 2007 record the Caballo de Lumbre EP in Los Angeles, with well-known producer/engineer, Dave Dominguez (Guns n Roses, Papa Roach, Staind).

In 2008, Todd was asked to start a progressive church in Albuquerque, and in order to keep playing with Next 2 the Tracks, would often make the four hour drive to El Paso for rehearsals and shows. While in Albuquerque Todd also played with several local musicians, one of them being bass player, Jonny Bang.

Next 2 the Tracks casually continued playing in and around the southwest, often times as a duo of Todd and Christian, or trio with Tony, or as a four piece with Juan on bass. Finally in 2011, Christian and Todd decided they wanted to tour and play music full time and making it to shows became increasingly difficult for the other two members. It was then that Todd had the idea of inviting his longtime friend Jonny Bang to join the band as a permanent bassist. Jonny also wanted to make music his number one priority and so the current lineup was born.

In May of 2012, Next 2 the Tracks embarked on their How the West is One tour, playing over 40 states across the US. Camping was a high priority during the tour to the members as a means of budgeting and drawing inspiration from nature. This goal proved easier throughout the western states due to less restrictions and more open space. The band did camp in the eastern states as well, but due to numerous restrictions became inspired to regain the lost freedom of enjoying the wilderness. In many cases it was illegal to set up camp or even sleep in wilderness areas.

How the West is One included two legs and lasted until December of 2013 with over 250 shows. It was during this tour, while in Los Angeles, that the band met actress Pauley Perrette, CBS star of NCIS. Pauley befriended the band, inspiring them after an exhausting six months of touring. She took them under her wing and invited them to make a music video to honor her close friend, Brandon Lambert, on the anniversary of his death. The video features the song “Never Fold” from the Caballo de Lumbre EP, stars actor/stuntman James Logan, and pays tribute to homeless veterans.

After their stay in Los Angeles the band returned home to New Mexico and Texas for a short break with a sense of accomplishment from the first leg of the tour and a renewed sense of purpose. Until this point Christian had only played acoustic guitar in the band and they were now forced to consider whether or not to search for an electric guitarist to replace Sanchez. For the time being the band continued the second leg of their tour, rehearsing and touring without a second guitarist. It was during a run of shows in Chicago, when they had a short but inspiring encounter with childhood hero and blues legend, Buddy Guy. The conversation with Buddy motivated Christian to embrace the opportunity to play more lead guitar, thus rekindling an old passion. Next 2 the Tracks became an official trio.

In November of 2013 How the West One came to an end with a homecoming show in Albuquerque, NM. The band took some much needed time off to write as well as spend time with family and friends in Texas and New Mexico. They also took the time to play regional shows and begin rehearsals for their Big Game North American Tour, which began in February 2014. This tour is set to be the band’s most extensive tour to date, ranging over 3 countries and supporting at least two new albums. The first album will be recorded in Los Angeles in June of 2014 and will be entitled She. Watch for Next 2 the Tracks as they will be coming soon to a town or wilderness area near you!

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Radio Indie FreeForm thanks you SO much for sharing your Outlaw music with our Internet station. You bring an Earth stomping foot session when listening to your jams! Radio Indie FreeForm honors your talent with open arms and knows without a shadow of doubt you will rise to stardom. May the stars above the heavens shower your path of travels with light and success!

Here are a few links to follow, listen, buy their music.  Make sure to give them love and two thumbs ups as they connect the future to the past!!!