Singer/Songwriter

Music Submission, Noel Smyth

Artist or Band Name: 
Noel Smyth

Hello,

I hope you’re all doing well during these crazy times.  My name is Noel Smyth and I'm a performing, songwriting musician originally from a town outside New Haven, CT.  I have played in and around the Boston area for the past decade or so where I also teach English Language Arts to seventh and eighth graders. I just finished my fourth full-length album, 'Sugar Suspension'; a collection of 13 of my original songs.  This work includes a vast array of unique musicians living in and around the New England area.  Here is a link to a Boston Globe story about my music and my career!

Something I worked so hard on came out in April despite not having a show to promote it (unless my already rescheduled August 1st show at The Midway or August 13th show at The Burren capriciously and miraculously happen).  My music isn’t red or blue; it’s American.  I have songs on there about my love for New England, my daughter, songs of my suffering, songs of being merry, and songs where I just try to emulate Allen Ginsburg’s stream of consciousness.  Here is a link to a review in the MetroWest Daily News of my new album, "Sugar Suspension"!!

I know you guys are super busy, but if you get a chance, I’d greatly appreciate you taking the time to listen to my music.  I genuinely believe it will be a great fit for your station.  Read a Redline Roots Review that features one of my singles in their series, ‘Singled Out’ Here!!

If there’s any information I’m leaving out please let me know.  My music can be found virtually in any online music store.  If you’d prefer a physical CD, just let me know.  Otherwise, here are my WAV files as well as links to various locations where you can listen to my music and read about (potential) upcoming events.

My album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4PWlEU2I5LPKR6QFdqH3As?si=emITFLRVRV-ZJK83ZG82dQ

My album on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwbZ7hO7-QA&list=OLAK5uy_nH5b5AxahtWVSj838yjWBx5...

Music Page: https://www.facebook.com/noelsmyth2012

Track List: “Sugar Suspension”

  1. Beautiful Curse
  2. Feed the Spark
  3. East Coast
  4. Destination
  5. Funny Feeling
  6. Rock n’ Roll, Noel
  7. Brief Flashes of Love
  8. I Am
  9. Still Tryin’
  10. Stroller Ride
  11. Lucy
  12. Con Man
  13. Such a Loser (lyrics violate FCC regulations on this track only)

Sincerely,

Noel Smyth

Music Submission, Cypress

Artist or Band Name: 
Cypress

Cypress is the indie folk, singer-songwriter project of Ben Higginbotham. Born in Dallas but based in LA, Ben was inspired by his childhood spent glued to the piano and listening to the crooning voices of Texas singer-songwriter legends like Ruthie Foster and Lyle Lovett to pursue his passion for music early on. 

Shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2017, Ben created Cypress — a soulful, emotional solo project reflective of his personal and professional growth. Evoking artists like Ray LaMontagne, Ben Howard, and Hozier, Cypress’ indie folk/folk rock sound is rich and textured yet melodic and straightforward — often weaving lyric-driven stories of relationships, family and coming-of-age with a reflective and nostalgic tone. With crisp, powerful lyrics and relatable, universal themes underlying each song, Cypress’ music shines in its smooth approachability and ease of listening.

Released in November 2018, Cypress’ first EP A Fine Line was recorded and produced in Austin, TX by longtime collaborator Taylor Tatsch. Cypress’ most recent single “Take Me Back” was produced by Floyd Fuji and released in August 2020.

Music Submission, Ana Clara Hayley

Artist or Band Name: 
Ana Clara Hayley

Ana Clara Hayley is a Melbourne, Australia born singer-songwriter currently based in Brazil. Her artistic career began at age 8 dancing jazz and ballet and singing in national competitions. At 19, she moved to London and was signed to Vauxhall Music. By 2009 she had relocated to Brazil, utterly enchanted by the country. After founding the band Line for Lions and enjoying success, Ana Clara is currently pursuing a solo career. Armed with a catalogue of over 150 original songs where influences by artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, Etta James and Johnny Diesel can be heard. Ana Clara released her first single, Brixton,  in July 2020 and is currently working on her first album out late 2020.

Music Submission, Sam Woolf

Artist or Band Name: 
Sam Woolf

Sam Woolf

Sam Woolf is a singer-songwriter known for his original compositions and pitch perfect vocals. Sam has been hailed as a "natural singer whose soul and passion are undeniable in every note he sings." With the support of his strong network of fans, dubbed the "Woolfpack," Sam's live performances and recordings have garnered millions of views and streams on social media.

Sam gained national recognition as a finalist on American Idol’s 13th Season where he placed in the Top 5. In 2014, Sam independently released his first EP Pretend, produced by Grammy Award winner Danny Blume. Pretend debuted at #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. He has since released more singles, including "Stop Thinking About It," and "Fast 'n' Dirty," which he co-wrote with Stephen Puth. Additionally, he recorded five original songs in 2017, including "On It" with the Como Brothers and Grammy Award-nominated engineer Kenta Yonesaka at Germano Studios in New York City. "On It" debuted at the Music Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival. 

"Ease My Mind"

"In times like these, it's not so easy to see the bright side." Sam describes his upcoming release, "Ease My Mind," as "a hopeful love song about feeling lost, yet knowing whatever it is you're going through, it will all play out how it's supposed to."  
 

Music Submission, Melissa D

Artist or Band Name: 
Melissa D

Experience a coffeehouse vibe with Americana/folk-rock artist Melissa D! The New England vocalist has been described as having "the style of Karen Carpenter with whisperings of Melissa Etheridge."  Her music is relaxing with reflective lyrics, a hiatus from the hustle and bustle.

Melissa D is from the green rolling hills of rustic Vermont,USA. She is a classically trained vocalist and former rock front-woman for The Alley Katz and previous member of CHILL, a folk rock duo. She is currently a solo artist. She is passionate about animal rescue and humanitarian causes.

Music Submission, Michael J. Valentine

Artist or Band Name: 
Michael J. Valentine

Michael Valentine is a songwriter and musician /multi-instrumentalist playing acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin bass, drums, and piano. His distinctive style defies categorizing as it distills elements of a melting pot of influences from a life steeped in everything from rock to gospel.  Valentine’s focus is on timeless music that both uplifts the soul, and makes you think. He has taken his deep musical background steeped in church and spiritual music combined with his love for rock and modern music to create positive songs with a message of faith, hope, and love.  

Orlando-born Valentine’s musical journey encompasses a lifetime growing up in a close family with diverse tastes in music and a respect for musicianship.  From an early age he immersed himself in rock, soul, folk, Motown, funk, blues, gospel and R&B. Early concerts solidified his will to play and his father obliged his interest by providing a piano and drum set. After years spent mastering the drums, he switched to guitar quickly adopting acoustic and electric guitars as his main instrument.  Influences include Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac, Pete Townshend, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Tweedy, Steve Wilson, Prince, Jackson Browne, Beatles, Crosby, Stills Nash, and especially Neil Young who Valentine admired because he could play a beautiful acoustic song and then also play blistering distorted chords that would be music to his ears.  Their musicianship was good but songwriting was always key. 

Valentine’s first foray into forming a band began after dropping out of college after one year, restless to play music full time.  That band, called Valentine, was formed in 1986.  The band played the club circuit and toured across Florida for two years playing five hour long sets with a mix of original and cover songs.  Meanwhile Michael would also play guitar and sing in his church choir. Many nights spent in clubs until 3AM in the morning inspired him to take his art to the next level and he enrolled in Full Sail University in Orlando and studied recording arts.

Valentine moved to Los Angeles in 1989 landing his first job at Devonshire Recording studios where he worked with artists, producers, and engineers such as David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Ozzy Osbourne among many others. He joined several bands including Faultline and another incarnation of the Valentine Band over the next couple of years. He realized the most important thing for him was writing good songs with a deeper, thought provoking meaning and uplifting as he was honing his songwriting skills performing stripped down acoustic solo gigs at coffee houses and café’s. 

Valentine’s passion also lies in documentaries and after 13 years of filming, he produced and directed Comix—Beyond the Comic Book Pages—an Indie Fest and Los Angeles Indie Film Award-winning film showcasing the  creators, writers, artists and publishers and most importantly, the fans in the world of comic books which was released in 2016.   It’s also his first foray into film soundtracks as Comix features the original track “Everyday Hero.”

Throughout, Valentine has been writing and has amassed a wide-ranging repertoire of over 100 songs. Recent songs like “Believe,” “Thy Will Be Done,” and “Light From Light” focus on solid themes such as an individual’s spiritual calling, inner strength through God’s will and the energy of positivity.  He also writes and is pursuing Sync / licensing opportunities and recently recorded a song called “Dreams Come True” with Lourdes Mae on vocals, that is a perfect fit for a Disney project.

Music Submission, Caleb Linscombe

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Artist or Band Name: 
Caleb Linscombe

Hi, I’m Caleb and I make songs in my bedroom, usually at 4 a.m. As a true bedroom pop artist, I make it my mission to write, record, and mix everything myself, all with one mic. Just kidding, I do that because I’m poor. Nevertheless, I think there’s a lot of power in simplicity, and I try to portray that through my music (:

Werner Bekker

Werner Bekker
Werner Bekker Inspired by the likes of Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Ben Howard, Werner is known for his unique storytelling through acoustic driven folk pop
Artist or Band Name: 
Werner Bekker
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Werner Bekker, song titled, To Memory
CD Name: 
To Memory - single
Song Names: 
To Memory

Stellie

Stellie
Stellie's music is described as “sharp and shimmery” (Claire Mooney, triple j unearthed), “melancholy lyrics tinged with nostalgia” (Fashion Journal), “delicate” (Russh) and “sincerely heartfelt” (Richard Kingsmill, triple j)
Artist or Band Name: 
Stellie
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Stellie, song titled, I'd Have Killed For You
CD Name: 
I'd Have Killed For You - single
Song Names: 
I'd Have Killed For You

Osker D and Sabea Darling

Osker D
In a competitive industry that demands artistry and musical creativity, Vizciouz Inventionz boldly dares any vocalist to step in the ring with the World Heavyweight R&B Champion, Osker Z
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Osker D and Sabea Darling
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Osker D and Sabea Darling, song titled, Everything
CD Name: 
Everything - single
Song Names: 
Everything

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