Category Archives: Music

BrightLights: It’s “How You Love Me”

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This has been on our “to do” list for weeks now and we’re finally getting to listen to multi-Grammy-nominated, electro-pop artist Heather Bright.

Better know as BrightLights, Heather announced the release of her acoustic version of the EDM hit “How You Love Me’ last month and on a first play, we LOVED it!  Simple and absolutely beautiful. It’s the best and most hopeful sentiment anyone could hope for at the week of Christmas.  We’ve added it to our Soundcloud playlist forever!

Originally recorded as a feature for 3LAU, Bright’s acoustic version strips down the heavy-hitting production that made the original a smash dance hit and it put’s her powerhouse vocals on full display for an emotionally driven, intimate sound.

Bright has lent her vocal talents to notable artists such as Zedd, Porter Robinson and Hardwell.  The new single marks Bright’s first solo release establishing her as an emerging standalone pop artist.

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Join her Facebook page: facebook.com/brightlights333
Follow BrightLights on Twitter: @brightlights333 

Paul McDonald Is Here “For You” On December 18

Indie folk/pop star Paul McDonald will be playing at The Sayers Club in Hollywood, CA on December 18.  He’s also preparing for his solo debut album, For You, to be released in 2015.
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“Bright Lights isn’t a love song,” McDonald explains, “but a song about love and the idea that when you share a deep connection with somebody, no matter where life takes each of you, you hope in some way that you’ll always be there for each other.”
 
Boasting a sound that incorporates a mix of indie, pop and folk, McDonald’s influences range from the melodic pop sensibilities of Ed Sheeran, to the earnest songwriting of Ryan Adams, and the vocal rasp and presence of a young Rod Stewart meets Adam Levine.
CTurn of the auto-play above and watch the video of the first single, “Bright Lights“: 

Paul McDonald has been gaining additional notoriety after placing in the Top 10 of FOX’s American Idol. McDonald has also appeared on shows such as Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Regis & Kelly, and co-starred on NBC’s Parenthood.  and, he’s been featured by taste-makers such as Billboard, Baeble Music, and JoonBug.
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Thursday, December 18th

Where:  

The Sayers Club                 

1645 Wilcox Ave Hollywood, CA, 90028.

 

Sing Your Way INTO THE WOODS: A Musical Contest!

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Gia On The Move recently attended an official screening of Into The Woods and it was fun!  The actors all brought their A Games and EVERYONE sung their hearts out!

Now Disney is inviting you to show off YOUR singing skills and your love for the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” with the online musical contest “Sing Your Way Into the Woods”.

The winning video will be selected by legendary eight-time Tony®, Grammy® and Oscar®-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony® winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay. All videos will be judged based on their musicality, creativity and execution. The winner(s) will receive a private advance screening of Disney’s “Into the Woods” and the winning video and the videos from the three runner-up’s will be featured on the film’s official Tumblr site. So let’s see if you have what it takes to Sing Your Way Into the Woods!

The contest is open to choir groups, choral companies, musical theater departments, glee clubs and anyone with a passion for the landmark musical “Into the Woods.”  You decide which part you want to sing and perhaps your wish to win a screening will come true!

Go to www.intothewoodscontest.com to watch the trailer for Disney’s “Into the Woods” for inspiration, download the official music and lyrics to the Prologue and gather your friends and record your own version of the last two-minutes of the iconic Prologue from “Into The Woods”. Rules, guidelines and regulations are posted on the site. Deadline for all submissions is 2 PM (PST)  December 12, 2014.

The contest runs until Friday, December 12, 2014 at 2 PM (PST). Winners will be chosen and announced on the site on or about Friday, December 19, 2014.

For more information, like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods and follow us on Twitter: @IntoThe Woods.

ABOUT THE FILM:

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the musical stage production by legendary eight-time Tony, Grammy® and Oscar®-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony® winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay.  Produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

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Neon Hitch : Eleutheromaniac

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As pop princesses go, Neon Hitch might just be the next new thing.

So if you tend to obsess on teen drama, Desi sound and gypsy pop dance tunes listen up and follow this artist!

The British singer, songwriter’s astounding voice and magnetic presence are creating waves internationally in the music industry from her hometown London, to India to America.

Hitch debuted her music in London (where she was roommates with Amy Winehouse), making her way to India and most recently completed her 22- city, “Yard Sale” national tour in America which showcased new material from her much anticipated album release, Eleutheromaniac (which means a passionate mania or obsession for Freedom) and previous #1 Billboard hits.  While hosting actual yard sale events at each show she raised funds and awareness for the LGBT community that has always supported her, along with local, homeless youth initiatives.

We think she’s BRILLIANT!

While touring across America, Neon launched first ever, fan based label #WeRNeon where she can independently release her debut album, Eleutheromaniac. The movement, which is driven by fans through virtual communications on WeRNeon.com, is dedicated to bridging the gaps between the artist and fan.

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The Gypsy princess has collaborated with Gym Class Heroes on “Ass Back Home”, which landed the 12th spot in the Billboard Hot 100. She has worked with Sia, Bruno Mars, Ke$ha, and Imogen Heap. She also released a series of covers and mash-ups of other artist’s songs including Wiz Khalifa’s “On My Level”, Waka Flocka Flame’s “No Hands”, and Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci”.

Hitch’s musical talent was noticed at a young age as she released single, “Get Over U” co-written by singer Sia, “Silly Girl,” “Bad Dog” and “Poisoned with Love” the latter which appeared in Teen Wolf and Now That’s What I Call Music! 40.  

Listen to the sampler of the Eleutheromanic here:

Find Neon Hitch everywhere:

Website: werneon.com

youtubeYouTube: www.youtube.com/user/neonhitchtv

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I’m Dreaming of You Evie Archer

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When Evie Archer tweeted her new video to us last week we knew right away that this was the song we wanted to celebrate the start of the Christmas holiday with. A classic singer-songwriter like Carly Simon and Carole King this New Jersey born music artist has a way with words and melody.  She was also nominated for two 2014 HMMA Awards and a 2014 LA Music Critic Award for Best CD Female and Best Video for her song “Close To You”, covered by our friend Bob Leggett (@dramabob ) at the Los Feliz Examiner.  On Christmas Day is a touching, sweet song that we’ll be playing past the December expiration date. You can actually buy this single on iTunes: Click here.  But before you do we also suggest that you turn of the auto-play and watch the the official music video and the “behind the scenes” video below.

Follow Evie on Twitter @mseviearcher –  Find out more information on her website

King Washington: Don’t Expect My Love

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We nearly fell over when we heard these guys…bringing you way back to sounds like Radiohead, Dr. Dog and Cat Stevens…Indie-folk rock ‘n’ roll trio King Washington sings their own lean, mean version of old-school-reminiscent, mid-60s, counterculture.  We love it here at Gia On The Move!

Drawing influence from a variety of artists and genres including Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Queen and bands of the British Invasion, King Washington was formed in 2005 by an 18-year-old Tyson Kelly (vocals/guitar) straight out of high school. With the addition of George Krikes (vocals/guitar) and Billy Lee (vocals/bass), King Washington became a staple in the Los Angeles music scene with the release of their debut EP Grenadine in 2009. The band released their first full-length album, The Gears, in 2012, which was fully fan-funded and produced by Ambrosia’s Joe Puerta. The next year, King Washington released The Overload and set out on extensive touring.

Having already completed seven tours this year alone, the band has played alongside giants such as Arctic Monkeys, Michael McDonald, Ambrosia, Peter Asher and Denny Laine. King Washington is gaining momentum fast, slated to play weekly residencies in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and Rochester (MN) in November.  Get the dates …click here.

“In an ideal world, King Washington would be topping the pop charts,” and it’s only a matter of time until they do so (7BitArcade.com).

www.kingwashingtonmusic.com

Jensen Reed “This Time”

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It wasn’t too long ago that alternative pop hip-hop artist  Jensen Reed released his latest song “This Time” featuring soul songstress Lisa Donnelly.  A departure from the kind of music we normally gravitate to and definitely not totally language clean, we thought it was interesting enough to feature  here at Gia On The Move.  Here’s why:

“This time we’re so much different…”

Reminiscent of Macklemore and Gym Class Heroes, Reed is an LA-based artist who is known for his style of fusing upbeat pop structure and dark hip-hop overtones to create unique compositions. His music has been featured on celebrated shows such as Friday Night Lights and Showtime’s House of Lies, as well as the Oscar-nominated film The Messenger. His most recent album, The Left Coastwas released in April 2014 and featured Michael Vinzce and The Mowgli’s.  He also collaborated with prolific YouTuber Taryn Southern on a cover of Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High)”.

Check out the blog too…very cool!

 http://www.jensenreed.com/