Monthly Archives: March 2017

16299180_10102083582710357_3735039886767413489_n Ayla Brown’s latest release, Take Your Name is creating a lot of inspiration for the Nashville-based, singer songwriter. Photo Courtesy of AylaBrownMusic.Com

 

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We spoke national recording artist and former American Idol, country singer and songwriter, Ayla Brown about her latest single, “Take Your Name” charitable works, upcoming releases, tours, and much more!

 

A brief bio of Ayla Courtesy of her Webiste AylaBrown.com:

 

Having multiple talents and interests hasn’t deterred Ayla from achieving many significant hallmarks in her young career.

Most recently on Valentine’s Day in 2017, Ayla Brown released “Take Your Name” on digital platforms as well as radio. The song is an upbeat, catchy country tune about being in love with someone so much that you want to take their last name. It can be downloaded now!

In May of 2015, Ayla released a full length 13 song album titled Let Love In. The album was sponsored by popular restaurant chain, Texas Roadhouse, and currently two of Ayla’s songs, “Let Love In,” and “Matches and Gasoline,” are in rotation in every Texas Roadhouse jukebox throughout the country. Also, Ayla’s first single, “Let Love In,” is being played on numerous radio stations in the Northeast part of the United States.

In November of 2012, Ayla released her second album Heroes & Hometowns and achieved a life-long dream of performing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Since the album’s release, Heroes & Hometowns has peaked at #1 on Amazon MP3 and #51 on iTunes.

Ayla has performed to a national TV audience on Fox & Friends and The Huckabee Show, performed the National Anthem with the Boston Pops on July 4th to an audience of more than 1 million people, sang the National Anthem and God Bless America live on ESPN at the 2013 Orange Bowl, was the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers National Anthem singer for two years and has performed overseas five times to American troops in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt, Kosovo, Germany, England, The Netherlands, and Belgium.

Recognized as a pioneer and entrepreneur, Ayla founded and owns her own record company, Ambient Entertainment. Having a keen eye for business and building mutually successful partnerships, Ayla enjoys outstanding corporate relationships with the likes of Hilton Hotels, MAC Cosmetics, Texas Roadhouse and New Balance.

Prior to Ayla’s latest milestones, she was a national news correspondent for The Early Show on CBS, was a Finalist on Fox Network’s, American Idol in 2006 as well as a full scholarship Division 1 basketball player at Boston College.

Ayla is supported by her parents, former United States Senator of Massachusetts, Scott Brown and TV reporter, Gail Huff as well as her sister, Arianna.

 

Make sure to follow Ayla on Twitter, Facebook and her musicitunes, Spotify and wherever digital is sold!

 

 Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S Paperback – by Janice Easterling Brustman (Author)
Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S Paperback –
by Janice Easterling Brustman (Author)

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Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S

The man was Sinatra and “his way” keeps growing to this day nearly twenty years after his death in 1998. A man imperfect in every way but a man whom personified pop culture and popular music in a way that will live on beyond our lives and carries on for the ages. Sinatra represented the first generational wave of Americans taking storm across at the time for what was a booming country full of people of all races and religions and affiliation. Sinatra kept his deemed “ethnic” name at time as he took on show business. We lived through his ups and his downs. His brush with World dignitaries, starlets, and US campaigns. Sinatra to a sense was “us” in every way. During his life, He was in our lives through every medium; radio, TV, film, record, etc. The man sang like Shakespeare wrote, talked with comfort and swag of his hometown of Hoboken, NJ. He loved like true a lover, many times helplessly and sometime unrequitedly to the point of suicidal thoughts. He was an Italian tempered-man. He loved like a romantic Italian father and man does; soft and gentle. He was a loving father, papa to his grandchildren, loving son and devoted friend and lover to all he loved including his four wives. He fought for what was right when it wasn’t deemed acceptable. Sinatra was a kind-hearted, soul deep down, loyal to those whom loved and admired him and returned the same. Always.

A memoir revolving around    author Janice Easterling’s years working for  Frank Sinatra and his wife Barabara 1976-1980. Includes never before seen, mementos, letters, and personal photos of Frank Sinatra and their homes in Rancho Mirage, CA & NYC apartment at the Waldorf-Astoria Towers. Delve into one of the most integral and iconic pop-culture figures of Modern history from the memory bank of one lady whom worked along Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara.

Author Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S, Janice Easterling-Brustman, stays true to her title chronicling her best recollection working for the man many knew Frank Sinatra the man of popular song, dance and film.

She describers her book a bucket list item in which she expressed, “ finally getting around to pour out my memories as best I could. Now around the same age of what of the late Mr. Frank Sinatra and his surviving wife, Barbara Sinatra, she knew it was time to give others a glimpse of the more casual, intimate, lighter-side of Frank, through her own interpretation through various mementos such as Polaroid shots, notes, postcards, newspaper clippings, programs, snippets of Frank’s favorite snacks and requests and much more!

From stories of traveling with the family to Mr. Sinatra’s first and historic visit Brazil in 1980 where hundreds of thousands lined- up to-catch a glimpse as many knew as “ The Voice of The Century”.

From other global excursions following Frank Sinatra and his wife as he continued performing for people all across the globe.

This is where you'd usually find me, back at the hotel....Wherever we were. He didn't like being left alone. This is Monaco! I could live there for sure. The 8th floor balcony of the Churchill Suite! Author of Postcard from Dreams of Memories of  Mr. S.,  Janice Easterling looks off the 8th floor balcony of the Churchill Suite in Monte Carlo, Monaco  Describing of her time with Frank in 1977  “This is where you’d usually find me, back at the hotel….Wherever we were. He didn’t like being left alone.” Featured in Postcards From a Dream, 2016. POSTCARDS FROM A DREAM @ Amazon Copyright 2016

Among the memories of many excusions came fond memories of Frank’s closes friend one of whom Janice became well-acquanited to during her time with the Sinatra family. One of those friends was Jill Rizzo.

Frank’s long time buddy, Jilly Rizzo & Janice taking a break from errands in Monaco. Then back to the hotel!! Frank’s long time buddy, Jilly Rizzo & Janice taking a break from errands in Monaco. Then back to the hotel!!

Omg her memories, she shares in the book is Frank signature’s friend, Jilly whom Janice desires; ” was a typical “fugget about it kinda guy; he was there for Frank always.” “He and Sinatra (Frank) would fight like you’ve never heard then make-up by the next day!”

“I just wanted to share what it was like to watch someone so prolific like Frank Sinatra, working through him for four years seeing the very best and worst, they become a part of your family.”

Pick up a copy of “Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S” By Janice Easterling available on Amazon on kindle and paperback.

and Barnes&Noble.com

 

Beth Rowley is back on the scene after a recent hiatus prerparing for an upcoming studio release called, New Album 'Gota Fria' coming Sept 2017! ( © Beth Rowley/ Facebook.com/BethRowleyMusic) Beth Rowley is back on the scene after a recent hiatus prerparing for an upcoming studio release called, New Album ‘Gota Fria’ coming Sept 2017! ( © Beth Rowley/ Facebook.com/BethRowleyMusic)

We spoke with the ever multi-talented, singer, songwriter, Beth Rowley.

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The Bristol based musician has been deeply ingrained in the music scene expressing sultry styles off blues, jazz, and gospel inspired songs that have garnered Rowley great acclaim attention

Rowley began her career upon teaming up with Jazz saxophonist Ben well known for his work with another fellow UK based musician, Jamie Cullum.

Rowley has released three successful EPs, Beth Rowley (2004), Sweet Hours (2006) and Violets (2007).[ From the Violets EP she released a single entitled, ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ which was the iTunes ‘Single of the Week’ for December 2007.

In addition to her solo outputs Rowley has collaborated with other artists and bands, including Crowded House on their Time on Earth album providing backing vocals for the song “Transit Lounge” and Duke Special, who joined her for a duet on her début album, Little Dreamer released in 2008.

The release went straight into the UK album charts at number 6. On 4 February 2008, the lead single, “Oh My Life”(released on 3 March 2008) from the forthcoming album was featured as ‘BBC Radio 2 Record of the Week.

In January 2009, Rowley was nominated for a Brit Award in the category for Best British Female Solo Artist.

Among numerous highlight, Ms. Rowley gained even further attention

Rowley featured in the nightclub scene in the Academy Award Nominated 2009 film An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig.

Her track, “You Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger”, is featured prominently in the official movie soundtrack and the Sony Classics promotional website. She also recorded a cover of the standard, Sunday Kind of Love, which was also featured in the film’s soundtrack.

Her most recently release from Beth came with new music material, she released EP “Wretched Body”. This first part of planned 3-piece EP series includes 4 songs.

Since then, Beth has just capped off a UK based tour as she plans to finish off a new studio album set to be released by September of this year to which we spoke about her upcoming collaboration and current projects set to be released!

Beth’s Discography as followed:

Discography

2007: Violets (EP)

2008: Little Dreamer

2013: Wretched Body (EP)

Be sure to follow Beth in all of her whereabouts at

Www.BethRowley.com

https://www.facebook.com/bethrowleymusic

https://play.spotify.com/artist/7KUBHcBdAezQcKu9mZJM1Y?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

https://www.instagram.com/bethrowleymusic/

New Album ‘Gota Fria’ coming Sept 2017!

This feature was produced, voice, edited by Michael Thomas, Jr.