After last week’s wave of heat and humidity, there is no mistaking it… Summer 2012 is finally here!
It is now once again time to shine the spotlight on the Top 10 Cyber PR artists. With the level of talent we are consistently representing, this is never an easy decision, however we have succeeded in compiling a list of the top 10 Cyber PR artists that have received the most attention from bloggers, podcasters and internet radio stations. Enjoy and happy summer!
- Ariel and Team Cyber PR®
LA based Son of Levi’s romantic and emotional songs illustrate Levy’s transformation to coming to peace with his father’s death. Each song is marked by its expressive lyrics, strong vocals, and masterful phrasing, and is often compared to the bands Muse and Coldplay. Son Of Levi’s album, Always, was released January 31, 2012 on DreamWave Records. “When I was writing the album, I met my girlfriend, now my wife. I had lost someone I loved but I gained someone I love,” Levy says. “That’s the beauty of the album—it juxtaposes the pain of death while embracing love. That those two can coexist in the same time period is astounding.”
From Guadalajara, Mexico comes rockers ELAN. Finally the Mexican quintet has set the stage for an entrance in to the American market through the release of their album, See Us Spin on April 17th. Thanks to the graceful style in their track, to Elán’s vibrant singing and deeply human lyrics, and brother Jan Carlo DeFan’s emotionally expressive adventurous work on the guitar, ELAN is now the first Mexican group to release successful albums in English.
The 17-year old singer and songwriter produce songs that reflect experiences on young love and relationships. Her writing expresses what comes straight from her heart and her powerhouse vocals, wild animation and enormous energy on stage, results in the audience joining in each song, jumping and dancing along. Bree has just finished co-writing and recording the January 2012 released EP, “Bree”, and is also very excited about just releasing her solo project, which includes her first songs as an individual artist.
Offering positive punk-rock energy with folk/pop musicianship, and comparison of Barenaked Ladies and Dispatch, The Future Laureates’ sonic champagne is frothing and bubbling with the release of their third studio album, “Fortress Sessions.” Soaring harmonies glide through serious matters of the head and heart, along with major jamming by guitar, bass, drums- and ukulele. In 20122, the album “Rethink the Recession” won licensing deals with a variety of shows on MTV, Showtime, and Discovery Networks via Tinderbox music.
Often compared to David Bowie and Bob Dylan, the NYC based singer-songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, David Bronson, began his calling seven years ago: the realization of a 22-song autobiographical concept record that took over his interior life. This June he releases Story, the 11-track second half of the project; its prequel The Long Lost will be released at a later date.
James “Trew Music” Crockett AkA Trew is an American Alternative Hip-Hop rapper and song writer. Born in Prince George, VA, Trew grew up listening to an array of musical genres of different eras. Trew’s curiosity influenced him to become a music major, which earned him various awards for playing trumpet, baritone, and keyboard. His talents, determination and unique style have opened opportunities for him to write jingles and be featured as a model for clothing companies such as Ecko, LAYOP, Cardigans& Cigars and Local celebrity.
Anna Dagmar grew up a pianist steeped in classical repertoire but also drawn to the excitement of jazz improvisation. She earned a degree in jazz piano performance and music education from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. This summer, the NYC-based pianist, arranger and singer-songwriter releases a new album, matched in music and narrative, Satellite.
Blade of Grass has its root in LA where the two friends, Michael and Joshua met at UCLA. Michael was studying Ethnomusicology and Joshua was studying acting at the School of Theater, Film, and Television. Michael Hurst also took part in the UCLA jazz program, studying with the likes of Kenny Burrel and Herbie Hancock: “Dance to the Radio” is a modern take on a hot French jazz rave up from a bygone era. It sounds like the music that Django Rheinhardt would have made if had Jimi Hendrix’s electric guitar setup.
Cab 20 consists of: Bert Hoover, Eric Contreras, and Jason Almanza. Located in LA, the band is often times compared to Queens of the Stone Age and The White Stripes the rockers have gained success in their unique gritty sounds with guitars from the ‘60s as well as their bluesey/jazzier side of the musical spectrum. “…This young trio is easily one of the hottest bands worth keeping an eye and ear on right now. Although still in their infancy, they certainly hold the promise of making it the way the Black Keys have.” (Dirty Jeff, Dirty Hippie Radio)
The native New Yorker radiates an ease and warmth in the silky swagger of her rhythmic flow. She glows with an unflinching positivity hard fought after a nearly lifelong battle with congenital heart disease. Jenn’s undergone 3 open heart surgeries in 23 years, but for the last 10 years she’s been strong and healthy. Now she is ready to move on. Transformed, positive, and refreshed, she’s issuing the aptly titled When Life Gives You Lemons.
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