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Singer-Songwriter, Trevor Drury We spoke with rising Singer and Songwriter, Trevor Drury

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The full-time, fashion model who walks the runways of the world’s most prestigious shows and brands in Milan, Paris, and New York to name a few, is making his own mark in the world of his music with his latest EP release. For information follow Trevor on all major social platforms and where all music is streamed and sold!

 

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The Brother Sister indie duo release their debut album under their new name 'Twelve Ballet" with '' Just So She Knows' The Brother Sister indie duo release their debut album under their new name ‘Twelve Ballet” with
” Just So She Knows’ available where all digital music is available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spoke with ( Twelve Ballet formerly known as The Glider Pilots) whom together, are bringing a vibrant series of lyrically melodic music comprised of alternative and blues inspired sounds. We spoke with the Queensland, Australian, based-band about their inspirations, creative process and their debut single under their new name available where all music is streamed and available for digital and hard copy through band camp and iTunes.

The Brother-Sister duo creating some exciting new tunes (previously known as Glider Pilots Photo Courtesy of Facebook.com/TwelveBallet The Brother-Sister duo creating some exciting new tunes (previously known as Glider Pilots
Photo Courtesy of Facebook.com/TwelveBallet

Formerly known as the Glider Pilots, (Check out our May Interview) Twelve Ballet‘s music has been making positive waves in the field of the independent spectrum of music earning features on numerous indie playlists such as March and May 2017’s edition of BIRP!  Listen to the full interview here to here about the story behind their debut single with their new name, “Just So She Knows” and more here!:

 

 

 

 

Listen to Twelve Ballet’s full single, ‘Just so She Knows’ here and Follow Twelve Ballet’s journey on social media at their handles!

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By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

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According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention  an estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur each year in the U.S. In organized high school sports, concussions occur more often in competitive sports, with football accounting for more than 60% of concussions. For males, the leading cause of high school sports concussion is football. Among children and youth ages 5-18 years old, there are five leading sports oF recreational activities which account for concussions, in owe 60 percent of those cases, football is the most prevalent.

After his collegiate career at Arizona State and seven-year NFL career which ended in 2009 as a lineman for 5  NFL teams including the Arizona Cardinals,  Founder of Safe Football LLC, Scott Peters is now continuing his quest through his nonprofit business is continuing to make football safer for professional and young athletes across there world.

With the help of Safe Football LLC which was launched late 2012 by the 38-year-old Peters, said he started had a history of concussions throughout his professional which included severe neck and shoulder injuries from his and college playing days, including one sustained without any helmet contact.

 

 

 

Founder of Safe Football, LLC: Scott Petters is on a quest to help make football safe. Founder of Safe Football, LLC: Scott Petters is on a quest to help make football safe. Joe Giannetti/Photographing Strength”

 

 

 

We’re not saying in theory this works; we’re saying we know it works,” former NFL lineman Scott Peters (left) says of his Safe Football method practicing with the Indianapolis Colts. (Photo: Joe Giannetti/Photographing Strength) We’re not saying in theory this works; we’re saying we know it works,” former NFL lineman Scott Peters (left) says of his Safe Football method practicing with the Indianapolis Colts.
(Photo: Joe Giannetti/Photographing Strength)

 

 

 

With Football injuries, Peters expresses that there is and will never be a helmet that will resolve the injury issues and the safest football involves simply not playing, Peters is out to show the techniques he developed that he believes will make the sport safer by using a combination of mixed martial arts and biomechanics that will create leverage, through that of skills and balance.    Peters says it’s about “technique” by playing football the right way as the sport not meant to hurt someone but push players to create opening to progress the ball from moving down field for scores.  The great essence and concept of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu is to apply leverage using the body’s proper stance to generate impact, by applying both the arms and hands instead of  going headfirst an opposing player.

 

“What I learned in MMA and what I experienced in Football came together, so I thought of trying mechanical changes to meet football objectives, and the by-product of that was better performance overall.” “I saw It’s all-out creating a mechanical advantage” said Peters, who based in  Arizona where he played four years as a lineman for the Sun Devils in for Arizona State University, travels around the world applying his technique through Safe Footballs Initiatives.

From the experience, after finally retriting in 2009, Peters began training players and the nonprofit in 2012 as productive and safer approach to football.  Since it’s initiation, Safe Football LLC  has been teaching  players  from Youth, techniques to avoid the using the head as much as possible, in order to protect football player on every level.

“We Started by first applying the techniques at Washington University”….I trained those guys for two years in 2012 and 13, I trained their offensive guys, their defensive guys, their coaches, and the strength conditioning staff really bough into to it, say Peters, which after the school integrated the drills into off season training, eventually increasing their performances overall, whit the school boasting it’s best rush defense in school history. But what was even more surprising with the performance was that it did not come at injury the bodies with blunt force, as  the school’s trainer called Peters, letting him know, noting zero concussions and related injuries for the first time in school history. Peters knew his application from the two sports as applied through  his founding Safe Football was providing solutions that no one else was providing in the field of Football. To date, Safe Football has worked with 12 NFL football teams

 

With approximately 3 million youth playing football, including major push made by colleges and the NFL to enforce a variety of research and efforts to reduce concussions, the nonprofit has a ready-made market for its offerings providing an array of program from youth to the Pro level.

 

Coaches and various sports groups are trying to make the sport safer without compromising the game. It has made head safety an issue with many former players suing the NFL about their injuries from concussions, he said.

Peters started training players and eventually began the nonprofit as a comprehensive approach to football. Its goal is to teach younger players techniques to avoid head that can cause brain damage so the game can continue and ultimately be even safer.

Make sure to Visit SafeFootball.org for more information and make sure to Follow Safe Football on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Safe Football LLC Summary:

About Safe Football

Scott Peters, a former NFL offensive lineman and sports-safety advocate, developed Safe Football in response to his awareness of concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Safe Football is a proprietary instructional training and skill development system for football coaches and players. It is designed to increase on-field performance while simultaneously reducing head and neck injuries from helmet contact on the field. Since its inception in 2012, Safe Football has succeeded in reducing or completely eliminating on-field concussions and stingers (injury to nerves or neck and shoulder) wherever its techniques have been applied, and has has been endorsed by Neurologists for its mitigation of physical trauma to the brain. To date, Safe Football has delivered 750 clinics and camps, certified 5,000 coaches, and trained more than 40,000 players – from youth-level players to the NFL’s Detroit Lions, USC Trojans, University of Washington, and others. For more information on Safe Football, please visit: safefootball.org
Description: A nonprofit aimed at developing safer playing techniques for football

 

                    Music Spotlight: Joy Villa

By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

26 year old Joy Villa, is a Grammy Considered Recording and rising star with her Billboard #1 Ranked in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1 EP EP "I Make the Static 26 year old Joy Villa, is a Grammy Considered Recording and rising star with her Billboard #1 Ranked in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1  EP “I Make the Static”

We spoke with rising recording artist and actor Joy Villa. The talented and Grammy considered artists, singer/songwriter spoke with Radio Free Phoenix About her bold style, patriotic pride, Number #1Billboard #1 in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1 Album “I Make The Static”. We also spoke with Joy about her exciting and developing music endeavors as Joy Villa sets to prepare for a tour upon the release of her upcoming studio album release in July!

 

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Make sure to pick up a copy of ” I Make The Static” available where all digital music is  stream and sold, through her Website at JoyVilla.com (where you could pick up a personalized and signed copy of her CD) iTunes, Amazon and many more!

Follow Joy on through all her musical whereabouts through Instagram, YouTube Facebook, Twitter!

 

 

WHO IS JOY? (BIO From JOYVILLA.COM)

“PLAYFUL, UNEXPECTED, VIBRANT, SPIRITUAL, AND BOLD, JOY VILLA IS A TRUE ENTERTAINER.”

 

Joy’s a true entertainer who tours 25 countries a year and has wowed the world with her red-carpet style (Entertainment Weekly, E!, Billboard, Fox News, NY Daily News, Los Angeles Times, to name a few).

Joy grew up with an Italian father and an African American and Choctaw mother, blending the cultures to create a perfect mix. This “mixed life” outpours in her musical influences, ranging from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, Blondie and Nirvana.

Joy is a natural music and theater performer, discovering her knack for the stage at the age of 5 in her first theater musical. Joy loves writing songs and has collaborated on numerous projects around the world with an array of international producers and artists.

Joy blends alternative rock, electro pop into finely crafty tunes that aim to motivate, inspire, and get the juices flowing in her fans. Kinky, unexpected, vibrant, spiritual, and bold, Joy Villa is a true entertainer, and feels blessed to be giving her many global fans “The Joy Villa Experience.”

Joy’s goal is to unite all people to work together to create a better world.

Planned for 2017 and 2018 is her new album release, tour, speaking engagements, public appearances, and film and tv roles.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Sunhaze. All rights reserved.Formed in 2012, Sunhaze originated from the vision of Danae Labraña, a San Francisco transplant hailing from the shores of Santa Barbara. Fellow San Francisco State alumni Priscilla del Rosario with Erin Walter then added their native Bay Area-influenced elements to a handful of Labraña's singer-songwriter works. The last two additions Brandon Iljas and Aaron Chin completed the lineup soon after and as a group, they began molding their sound. Sunhaze debuted their Last Summer EP in Fall 2014. Their debut album Wishful Thinking succeeds the previous bright sun-baked release with a culmination of pop hooks, dynamic rhythms, and darker undertones; released October 7th, 2016. Copyright © 2017 Sunhaze. All rights reserved.Formed in 2012, Sunhaze originated from the vision of Danae Labraña, a San Francisco transplant hailing from the shores of Santa Barbara. Fellow San Francisco State alumni Priscilla del Rosario with Erin Walter then added their native Bay Area-influenced elements to a handful of Labraña’s singer-songwriter works. The last two additions Brandon Iljas and Aaron Chin completed the lineup soon after and as a group, they began molding their sound. Sunhaze debuted their Last Summer EP in Fall 2014. Their debut album Wishful Thinking succeeds the previous bright sun-baked release with a culmination of pop hooks, dynamic rhythms, and darker undertones; released October 7th, 2016.

 

Sunhaze Music Spotlight:

 

On this edition of Music Spotlight, we spoke with the lead singer, co-founding member, and songwriter Danae Labraña of the San Francisco based indie band, Sunhaze. We spoke with Danea about Sunhaze’s Musical Inspirations and goals following their latest full debut album, “Wishful Thinking” avaialbe now where all music is digital music is sold including iTunes,  streaming on services Soundcloud and Spotify.

 

Make sure to catch Sunhaze‘s musical whereabouts by visiting them at Sunhazemusic.com to find their latest album “Wishful Thinking” as well as other releases,. You can all follow them on  Facebook, Intagram, twitter, and  where music is streamed via Soundcloud, Spotify, and others!

 

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Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots Photo Courtesy ofhttps://www.facebook.com/GliderPilotsBand/ Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots
(Photo Courtesy www.facebook.com/GliderPilotsBand/)

We spoke with The Glider Pilots who together are bringing a vibrant series of lyrically melodic music comprised of alternative and blues inspired sounds. We spoke with the Queensland, Australian, based-band about their inspirations, creative process and their latest full album release “Talk Free” available where all music is streamed and available for digital and hard copy through band camp and iTunes. Glider Pilot’s music has been making positive waves in the field of the independent spectrum of music earning features on numerous indie playlists such as March and May 2017’s edition of BIRP!  Listen to the full interview here!:

Follow the Formerly known Glider Pilots known now as Twelve Ballet on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and stream on Spotify and Soundcloud today! Make sure to pick up your copy of “Talk Free” from Glider Pilots now on iTunesMusic Glue and BandCamp.

 

 

 

 Based in Seattle Washington, One Company called The Edit:Vinyl is taking advantage of the boom by helping direct Vinyl Record seekers through one text at a time. Based in Seattle Washington, One Company called The Edit:Vinyl is taking advantage of the boom by helping direct Vinyl Record seekers through one text at a time.

 

According Music analytics service BuzzAngle Music from its first-ever yearly report on US music consumption found that Vinyl record sales rose 25.9% in 2016. More than ever people are reconnecting with the analog form of music as companies continue to distribute record players including re-issues of classic and many new artist to now release their music over vinyl. Based in Seattle Washington, One Company called The Edit:Vinyl is taking advantage of the boom by helping direct Vinyl Record seekers through one tex at a time.

 

We spoke with Ralph Reed, Head of Marketing at The Edit Vinyl who describes the company’s growth and how it stands alone working against the anonymous shops like Amazon, allowing for an independent record store with an virtual presence.  LISTEN HERE:

 

Make Sure to Visit The Edit Vinyl: HERE

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Miss Mathilda is a rising Singer and Songwriter, Miss Mathilda is a rising star with a unique way of showcasing her musical prowess through her latest EP Release.

 

We spoke with the Swedish and Berklee School of music graduate about her late singles from her Self-Titled: EP,

on going music projects and delving more inside about the musicians roots and inspiration as a singer and songwriter. Full Interview:

 

 

Miss Mathilda Official Bio

MISS MATHILDA

Miss Mathilda Skonare Karlsson is a Swedish singer and songwriter based in Stockholm. She has worked and studied with well-known names in the music industry and received a degree in fine arts at Berklee College of Music in 2013. In the fall of 2015 she debuted with her first single Color to Color, which was followed by Creep and Best Friends Heart.

Playing the classical piano and violin since an early age has influenced her songwriting, where storytelling is at the heart of the music. Portrayed as dreamy and edgy, her sound may be described as reverie pop, fused with a hint of orchestral elements.

MUSIC TO MOTION PICTURES

Miss Mathilda has been working on various projects composing music to video games, TV and theatre productions.

In 2013 the Stockholm based video game company Poppermost Productions launched their game SNOW, which she wrote music to. Later the same year she did the sound production to the production of the play “Elva Edsvurna”

performed at theatre Giljotin in Stockholm.

In the fall of 2016 she completed writing the music score to the TV series “Hemma Hos Björnen” produced by Chimichurri Produktion, which will air later in 2017.

Be sure to follow all of Miss Mathida’s musical whereabouts on Spotify , iTunes Facebook and Instagram

 

 

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

 

Listen to the full interview here with RFP and KTAR’s own, Michael Thomas, Jr!:

 

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!

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.