Brenda Burch

I have been following Brenda for quite sometime now through social media. She has an amazing voice that not only captured my attention but also made me want to listen to more of her music and I realized then that it was only fitting that I take a closer look at what she had to offer as an Indie Artist.  I read the post in facebook that said she had received the   for her work as an and I knew at that moment she is going to be featured in the magazine. Brenda has so much to offer and I can only hope and pray that people reading this article will feel the same as I do because we need more people like Brenda in our lives.

More about Brenda

Described throughout her career as the little girl with a big voice, Brenda Burch has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe and Asia with her energetic performances, rich Country vocal style and ability to connect with a crowd through the emotive story of a song. Sharing the stage with Darius Rucker, David Archuleta, Neal McCoy, Diamond Rio and Collin Raye, among many others, has given her the chance to convey tales of love, life, loss and strength in her music to thousands of concert-goers.

Her newest EP, Sparks Will Fly, not only sparked attention in the USA, but it caught fire in Europe resulting in a big win for Brenda at the Hotdisc Country Music Awards. The only artist to take home 2 awards, she was the winning recipient of the New Horizon Award for Most Successful International Newcomer and Best International Single for her title track, Sparks Will Fly. “I was blown away to win both awards,” said Brenda. “Overwhelmed is an understatement. I’m so grateful for my family, friends, fans and all the wonderful DJs playing my music!” To hear Brenda’s full acceptance speech, click here.

The award-winning EP is compiled of six compelling songs that range from a tongue-in-cheek spin on dating life (“Sparks Will Fly”) to following your heart (“No Better Time”) and having the courage to love what matters most (“Take Me Back”). Her first single, “Sparks Will Fly,” released to radio debuting at #1 in Europe and staying at #1 for 6 weeks straight. Her second single, “No Better Time,” quickly became a fan favorite, claiming the #1 spot on a Country music chart voted on by the fans. Brenda exclaimed, “I’m thrilled with the positive response and am humbled both singles have been so well-received by DJs and listeners around the world. Thank you!”

After a successful Kickstarter campaign where Brenda surpassed her initial goal at 125%, she joined forces with a talented production team in Nashville to co-write and produce a record that showcases her warm, powerful Country sound backed by rockin’ Country rhythms and relatable stories.

Read more about Brenda by following her through these links:
http://facebook.com/brendaburchmusic
http://twitter.com/brenda_burch
http://brendaburch.com

Ian Roland & Simon Yapp

I have been listening to tracks from Ian Roland and Simon and found the music to be very upbeat and easy listening. You owe it to yourself to check them out, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Read more about Ian Roland & Simon Yapp below.

Ian Roland & Simon Yapp are a Roots, Folk duo of 12 string guitar and fiddle, from Brighton, UK, with:

“…more hooks than a long line fishing vessel.” Charlie Elland, FolkWords

“…cracking songs, entertaining and varied…packed with memorable tunes, upbeat, positive lyrics and fab playing…” Phil Widdows, FolkCast

Since 2015, when they started performing live as a duo, they have played 100 + gigs in Folk Clubs, Acoustic Nights and Pubs in Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, London, Sussex and Kent.

Under the direction of producer, Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, The Waterboys, Joan Baez, Martha Wainwright, Fairport Convention et al), the ‘Day Became You’ EP is Roland & Yapp’s latest release.

Releases:

Day Became You (Jan 2017) available from Bandcamp. https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/album/day-became-you-ep
“Take time to absorb the highly infectious music. Hear once and this will remain fixed in your head for days.”, Tim Carroll, Folkwords.

 

 

Suitcase – a live collection (July 2016) available from Bandcamp https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/album/suitcase-a-live-collection
“A great collection of songs full of heart”, Baylen Leonard, Amazing Radio.

 

 

How That Dust Jumps (April 2015) available from Bandcamp https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/album/how-that-dust-jumps
Included in Americana UK’s ‘Writers Best Of 2015’. “… songs that define the word earworm…” R. Scutt, FATEA.

 

 

Helicopter (Jan 2014) available from Bandcamp
https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/album/helicopter-ep
“a delightful gem to be sought out and listened to…” Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK.

Ian & Simon are currently working on a new EP, with cellist and vocalist
Brione Jackson, due for completion early 2018.

 

More about Roland & Yapp’s music can be found at www.ianroland.com

https://www.facebook.com/ianrolandband/
https://twitter.com/ianrolandmusic

Scott Brandt

Scott Alan Brandt, from Pt, Pleas. NJ. started playing & writing music in High School. Started performing with Local Rock & Country bands as a Lead guitarist in the tri state area.

He started to play solo acoustic gigs at many clubs and bars as he was now performing original songs with “Scott Brandt Band” that he had wrote and a few cover songs at the end of his powerful 1 hour set.

With his debut release “You Don’t Love Me” has gained Scott much local and national success.

I am pleased to feature Scott in the magazine as he has a lot to offer with his music and am so excited that Jennifer Mlott has introduced me to this wonderful artist.

https://www.facebook.com/Scott-Brandt-LIVE

Kellie-Anne Poirier

Canadian born in 2003, Kellie-Anne has been living in Dubai for 8 years and just moved to Weehawken, NJ, right in front of Manhattan.

She was a candidate on the Voice Kids Montreal Canada in 2016 and she recently started to write her own music.

“I am inspired by Ed Sheeran, Sia and Birdy. I play the acoustic guitar. I performed in several competitions, music festivals, bars, events and restaurants.” says Kellie-Anne.

She is ready for the big apple and happy to meet any fellow artist who would be willing to collaborate and perform with her.

Follow Kellie-Anne
https://www.reverbnation.com/kellieanne7
https://www.facebook.com/kellieanne.poirier.7

Thank you to @JenniferMlott for introducing Kellie-Anne to me “Editor-in-Chief “as a credit to this article –  http://indieartistsmagazine.com/marketing-manager/ Jennifer

Austin Strange

Austin Strange is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Orangeville, Ontario.
Austin found his love for music at a young age, singing for anyone who would listen. This hobby became more serious with the creation of Andrew and Austin, an acoustic pop duo formed with Orangeville musician Andrew McArthur in early 2006. Andrew and Austin’s only published EP, “Can’t You See?” was released in June of 2008.
Austin spent the next two years studying music and refining his skills, all leading up to the 2010 release of his first single: “Broken”. The track was well received, achieving 10’000 views on YouTube.
After this release, there was a period of little musical productivity. This ends with Austin’s world debut of DRUNK in February of 2015, followed by his release of the June 2016 Album “Small Talk”.
Now, Austin Strange has released his EP “Thanks” on October 1st, 2016 after having finally found his true musical essence, but it doesn’t stop there. Watch for Austin’s newest and best work ever.

New EP ” BROKEN ” Officially OUT NOW

Get It here  https://www.austinstrangemusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/austinstrangemusic/
https://twitter.com/AustinStrange
https://www.youtube.com/austinstrangemusic

Jessica Rose

Jessica Rose was named a 2017 Emerging Artist by the Country Music Association. She also won the 2017 WSM Road Show competition put on by the Grand Ole Opry and will be opening for Tracy Lawrence this Summer. She appeared on American Idol season 12. Some of Jessica’s fondest memories were having Randy Jackson attend her hometown show in Staten Island, New York and performing on Margaritaville TV before Jimmy Buffett’s Nashville show at Ascend Amphitheater.

She was the very first performer to play at the Grand Opening of the Margaritaville at Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, N.J. She also performed regularly at the famous Steel Pier in Atlantic City where she had the honor to perform at a private event for Miss America 2014, the contestants, and all involved with the 2015 Miss America Pageant. Jessica has performed at many venues including Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge, The Blue Bird Cafe, The Stage, The Row, Big Shotz and more. You can catch her on Ty, Kelly and Chuck’s America’s Morning Show on Nash FM the Nationally Syndicated Cumulus Media, radio network, as one of the artist’s who writes and performs the 10 Minute Tune! Jessica continues to perform in Nashville and tour the U.S. She loves performing regularly at Margaritaville in Key West, Nashville, Atlantic City and the stages of Las Vegas and Montego Bay Jamaica locations.

In meeting so many amazing people along her journey, in the industry, or new fans, which are now friends as well, Jessica would like to say thank you for all the continued love and support.  Jessica’s New EP “Wild Hearts” charted on Billboard and is available iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music. Check it out! She is always traveling on the road to different cities, so whether you are visiting Nashville or elsewhere, check out her tour dates and catch a show in a city near you!

https://www.facebook.com/RealJessicaRose
https://twitter.com/JessicaKartalis
https://www.realjessicarose.com/