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Music Submission, Petrella

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Petrella
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Petrella, First Lady of Country Soul Biography

Petrella First Lady of Country Soul Bio

Petrella Ann Bonner (born in Hot Springs, AR), also known as “Petrella, First Lady of Country Soul” is an American country music artist. Petrella’s accomplishments are on display at the Mosaic Templars Museum in Little Rock, AR, have been donated to the Arkansas History Commission and are on file at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN, and have been documented by the University of Indiana African American Archive of Music and Culture and by the History Makers (Chicago, IL). Petrella is listed in Essence Magazine as one of the “18 Black Country Singers You Need to Know” and is ranked as one of “The Greatest Black Country Singers”

In 1988 as a member of the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase, Petrella received her first record contract from pitching a demo to Jack Gale of Playback Records an independent record label in Nashville, TN. She signed a contract in 1989 with Ridgewood Records (a division of Playback Records) for a 2-sided single. The song "This Isn't Goodbye" charted on the Up and Coming Chart at Number 14 and "Blues Stay Away From Me", charted on Cashbox Top 100 Country Singles at number 86. This chart action led Jack Gale to form a “Country-Soul Division under Playback Records with the first album release featuring Petrella distributed nationally by Laurie Records. A video of “Blues Stay Away from Me” recorded in California was also released and played nationally. In March 13, 1993 the music Trade Magazine Cashbox featured her on the cover and the cover story. Her single "I Found Somebody" placed her as the #1 Indie at #53 on Cash Box Top 100 Country Singles. In 1994, two other singles, "Go For It" and "Remedy" reached the country charts top 100 and Nashville Tracker magazine nominated Petrella as New Female Vocalist of the Year and her Album was nominated as “Album of the Year”. Petrella’s relationship with Jack Gale spanned almost 30 years until his death in 2018 and included 3 CDs, (“Petrella”, “100 Proof Woman” and “Shine on Me”).

In 2008 she signed a distribution deal with Warner Brothers Records through TMG  resulted in her single "I Want To Know You Forever" from her 2008 CD "100 Proof Woman" charting on the Billboard Hot Single Sales at number 15. ]

In the year 2012 she recorded her 25th Anniversary Album “Shine on Me” with legendary DJ Jack Gale as her producer and filmed a video of her single “Working in the USA” with video producer K.C. Amos (son of John Amos of Television show “Good Times”). Her video can be viewed on Vevo , Youtube  and Daily Motion.

The years 2012 through 2018 Petrella concentrated on putting together her band (Mixed Influence) and playing at venues throughout Southern California and Central Coast California. The highlight from this time period was openeing for The Spinners on Feb 23, 2018 at The Rose Music Venue in Pasadena, CA. In her career Petrella has opened for Gladys Knight, Tracy Lawrence, A.J. Croce (Son of Jim Croce), Billy Vera and the Beater’s and the Delfonics.

Petrella has released 7 studio albums, 5 country albums, one gospel album and one Christmas album.

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Music Submission, Oluchi Edmund

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Oluchi Edmund
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Oluchi Edmund is a gospel artist from Nigeria but resides in Chicago. You can listen to my music on soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-238892543. My latest single, Ere, is due for release on the 21st of May.

Music Submission, The Jerry Banks Project

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The Jerry Banks Project

Jerry Banks is a prophetic minister who is also a seasoned musician and producer that has performed with a number of bands and ministries for over 20 years. He is known for his hard work, humble attitude, and passionate dedication and commitment to music. His writing style mixes R&B and Jazz with elements of Gospel and Hip Hop. Inspirational Groove is the name of the subgenre that he has created with his music because his goal has always been to use the power of music to uplift and illuminate. This project is a sampling of songs that were composed with the whole purpose of guiding people toward transcendence.

Visit The Jerry Banks Project website at: http://www.thejerrybanksproject.com

Music Submission, Natalie Jean

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Natalie Jean
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Natalie Jean is an award winning, multi-nominated singer/songwriter performer. She is also a Voting Member in the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS). Natalie Jean is a versatile performer and singer. She sings many genres, such as Jazz Pop, R&B, Blues, and Dance. She can also sing in French, Spanish, English, and Creole. Natalie Jean is mostly influenced by artist such as Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. She has performed at many venues in the MD/DC. She also has performed in LA, New York, Nashville, and North Carolina. She also appeared on WPFW, a Jazz station in Washington DC. She has been nominated over 70 times for her music and has won many awards. Most recently, Natalie Jean was the Gold Medal Winner in the 2017 Global Music Awards for Female Pop Vocalist for her song “L’Amour a L’Infini. In the 2017 American Songwriting Awards, her song “Red Room-The Remix” won in the Dance category. World Artist of The Year (Multiple Languages) winner in the 2017 Josie Music Awards, Bronze Medal Winner for her World Album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw”in the 2017 Gobal Music Awards, and Best World Song “La Pe” – in the Clouzine International Music Awards. Also, her song “Red Room – The Remix and Se Kanaval are a finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest. Her song Lan Nuit No Tounin Lougarou is a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest. Most recently, her song “Smoking Ke Fan” was a finalist in the 2018 International Acoustic Music Awards, “The Letting Go” nominated in the 2018 Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards for best country song, and “The Letting Go” Best Americana Song in the 2018 Clouzine International Music Award, and a Silver Medal in The Global Music Awards for Best Music Video and Country Song. Best Music Video in the Berlin Flash Film Festival. She was also nominated in the 2017 OWMR Music Awards for Best World/Global Fusion Album and People’s Choice.  She has released five albums thus far. The first released in 2013 a pop/jazz album, called “Obsession,” second released in 2014, a Jazz album called “Natalie Jean,” and a French Pop/Dance album called “Lecons D’Amour,” released in 2015. Her 4th album “Unafraid,” was released on July 8th, 2016. Her new album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw” was released on July 14th, 2017.

Music Submission, The Instrumentalists

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The Instrumentalists

A group of 4 Nigerians and a Filipino, we started out doing instrumental covers of songs but have now decided to make our own songs. 

Music Submission, Michelle Miller Bell

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Michelle Miller Bell

Michelle Bell is a "Beta Music" Gospel Recording Artist who lives in Lansing, Michigan USA. Her unique style and variation of musical concepts are enough to give all audiences and radio listeners a fresh new experience of listening to gospel music.

Michelle Bell, born as “Michelle Miller” in Chicago Illinois, and was raised in a religious home with both parents and eight other siblings. Having faith

Michelle discovered her singing ability at the age of 12 when she was asked to sing at her elementary school graduation. This is where the spark of singing began in her life. Moving forward, she later began singing and playing drums in her childhood church; it was here where she perfected her God giving talents and gifts and later became one of the praise and worship leaders.

While still working in the church as a youth leader, choir director, and musician, God called Michelle into the ministry of preaching. Both her singing and preaching ministry has opened many doors for her, and eventually caught the attention of record label owner Michael Bell, CEO of Bell Time Records, and is now her record producer and husband. Michelle's new album "Just Want To Know You Better" will be in online stores April 20, 2018.

Music Submission, New Day Praise

Restore by New Day Praise
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New Day Praise
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New Day Praise is a new Christian Contemporary Music team consisting of the dynamic songwriter duo, husband and wife, Krystal and Jeff Kuehn from Detroit, Michigan. Their vision is to edify, empower and share uplifting, anointed music that is listened to and shared by people throughout the world to glorify God.

  

Philippa Hanna

Philippa Hanna
Philippa Hanna was born into a musical family and is an acclaimed British singer-songwriter
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Philippa Hanna
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Philippa Hanna, CD titled, Come Back Fighting
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Come Back Fighting
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Off The Wagon

Music Submission, Calvin Manley

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Calvin Manley

Biography

Since first appearing on the legendary gospel television show, “Bobby Jones Gospel” at the age of 10, Calvin has been sharing his spiritual gift of music with the world.

Born in PA and raised in North Carolina, Calvin Manley is a product of Christian education, having graduated from Pine Forge Academy and later attending Oakwood University. While at Oakwood, Calvin entered the Alabama Music Hall of Fame as a lead vocalist for the world renowned, Oakwood College Aeolians.

In 2002, Calvin released an album as a lead vocalist in the critically acclaimed gospel group, Chapter 5. God blessed their ministry, allowing them to share the stage with artists such as Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond and Commissioned, and Yolanda Adams, to name a few. After 5 years of touring the country and the world, God still has not finished with Calvin.

In 2007, Calvin released a solo album, Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 1. Once again, God carried Calvin’s ministry beyond borders, even giving him a chance to tour worldwide.

After a six year hiatus, In the Fall of 2013, Calvin began working on his Holiday single “Joy Bells.” This smooth, upbeat and contemporary track was sure to attract people from all walks of life. Joy Bells was released to the world in the Winter of 2013 to all digital music outlets. Upon its release, major buzz surrounded this high spirited song. Calvin performed it before crowds small and large. Each time it was performed live, the song received outstanding acclaim. It also was a radio favorite among independent radio stations around the country. Shortly after Joy Bells release, the follow up video premiered to this holiday hit. The video also received critical acclaim and became a fan favorite.

Calvin is currently getting major buzz as a Praise and worship leader around the Atlanta area. His unique and spirit filed style captures audiences, both young and old. When Calvin leads praise and worship, he brings his own style as a solo artist and mixes it with his love for music, his love for singing, and his love for God.

Calvin has a style that is very unique to the Christian music scene. Having been compared to the likes of many, Calvin has developed a style all his own. Calvin’s ability to write, arrange, produce and perform, covered with the “anointing” God has given him, makes for a unique, powerful sound that is rarely heard in music today. Now, with a renewed commitment to ministry, God has positioned Calvin to touch hearts and change lives through music once again. 

Jeremiah Clark

Jeremiah Clark
Singer-songwriter Jeremiah Clark was born & raised in a small town outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Bluegrass, rock-n-roll, gospel & soul brought about a sound in him that's organic, refreshing & vocally-driven
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Jeremiah Clark
No Longer Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Jeremiah Clark, CD titled, Jeremiah Clark
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Jeremiah Clark
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All Through the Night
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