Now then shipmates old and new, if you have been following our progress of late, you will all know that we have been busy spreading and working with some good friends in the States, so now we have started a crowd funding campaign to generate a little bit of income to help to take us to the next level, we hope all of those who continue to support us will help us out in a small way by simply spreading the word and spending a little bit of your hard earned sheckles, we will soon be offering advance CD orders and other merchandise, therefore pledges are most welcome at this point. So please continue to watch this space for updates, thank you to all those who sail with us, love and respect always xoxo Andrew Boucher
Ingrid Smith’s single and collaboration ‘Up Up’ is yet another example of her creative freedom, of her unique sense of storytelling and approach to expression. The electronic element of the track gives it something of an eighties dance mood, the progression adds to this greatly and the sudden gear shift as the beat hits full throttle showcases a characterful take on song structuring.
Rhythmically the song has a lot of power, the overall energy and vibe given off by the music keeps that classic mood alive from start to finish. Referring again to the song’s structure, the variation between vocal parts adds something unexpected, it surprises you, yet cleverly the return to that melodic hook holds additional strength following these unusual moments. And it’s a huge hook, once again – the artist knows how to write songs that sink in the very instant you hear them, and at the same time her individual artistry is always at the core of the sound. Her voice is immediately recognizable after hearing just one track, and despite the categorical differences between the style and sound of her different releases, there is a distinct thread of artistry that also holds a certain sense of familiarity.
Good morning and Happy Thoughts ! Today I would like to share a special Edition for Radio Indie FreeForm for you with #TRSV (The Rising Star Ventures) and the #IndieAmpMovement…as some of you know, I was very busy lately, and I just do not know where my time is going, but this was an inner urgency to write about the subject ARTISTS AND DEPRESSION; especially, about the news we have lately about musicians who ended their life tragically. So I would like to share this article to the “I.A.M.” Indie Amp Movement.
These news reminded me of some of the encounters I had throughout my life, especially working with the band. Everyone deals different with their frustrations. Artists are right brain oriented (you can google this) and many times it is impossible for them to accept their own failures or those of the society we are living in. Depression can be a debilitating condition, a warning sign, a cry for help and reacting irresponsible to their loved ones and friends. Instead of self destruction, not only seeking for help, but using your ART and MOTIVATION and GOALS to heal your emotional wounds.
Maybe the enclosed video can help you to be steered into the right direction, and please look for help … I have many facebook friends who feel so disillusioned …. I give you all a big hug …https://youtu.be/KSTKheVpEq4
Pairing up with Radio Indie FreeForm we welcome a brilliant business to service Independent Indie Musicians and Bands. Not only is RIFF (Radio Indie FreeForm) connecting with TRSV in aid to Indie Music. Philippe Maille and Dawn Martinez will host on interviews regarding the Musical world and its news “Music All Together” will be one of the best views in business and music. Videos can be seen on YouTube.
TRSV (The Rising Star Ventures) created by Philippe Maille, is a versatile platform merging New technology and “Bricks and Mortar” concepts. It provides a right alternative to the traditional XXth century Music Industry model. It is a platform that allows artists to execute their music project, founded by their fans. The main difference is that instead of taking a financial stake in a project we enable artists to raise their budget from music lovers. This will give the Artists a full flexibility and control over their Art. TRSV is able to support artists through its dedicated Social Community and use their World Wide Network and economies of scale to ease Artists life with their Marketing, Recording studio, Distribution system and much more.
There is more to this trustworthy and striving business so please check out their website and connect if you want the headache off your back about the growing cyberspace media. We are positive Philippe’s help will push your music careers. Also available through TRSV is Featured Artist, and Crowdfunding!!!
This week’s hip hop jazz composition is entitled, “Putting on the RIFF!” The word “RIFF;” is an acronym that means, RADIO INDIE FREE FORM, and means that the radio station that is playing music is using a free form format made up of Independent artists. I am an independent artist, as are other familiar artists, such as Ingrid Smith, Tiffany Gow, James Harrison Bacon, and many others who are now frequently heard on the Internet stations hosted by Dawn Martinez and by Philippe E. Maille.
However, Dawn Martinez has specifically dedicated her new station to encompass more than just the music. During a recent interview, she told us about her station:
“RIFF—A Solar Powered Internet Radio Station that streams the glitz and glamour of Independent Indie Artists Internationally. RIFF’s mission is to promote, broadcast, educate, and build fan base for the artists of the Indie rhythmic beat, while using fewer commercials. Over thirty genre’s garnish the Internet Airwaves as Independent Music expresses itself freely. Radio Indie FreeForm is a non-profit organization blending together with Ahames.org Charity, and like-minded people.”
Thank you, Dawn for such a super concept! So, in honor of the RIFF movement, I give you, “Putting on the RIFF!” I arranged, mixed and play Alto Sax, and the Passion HiFi provided the backing.
Have a listen to Putting On The RIFF by Jack Scannell where the marvelous artist showcases his snazzy music.