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The Indie Artists Alliance (www.indieartistsalliance.com) Funk Compilation represents the best of R&B, Funk and Jazz performers for 2011.
Out of several hundred submissions, these are the performers who rose to the top.
Enzyme Dynamite – Fly Away
Conscious Souls – My Time to Shine (acoustic)
Rodney Talley – Son Shine
nuCalee – Dexter Dykes
Madi Simmons – Living Witness
Figaro Music – Take All of Me
Dez – Wide Awake
Chanise Queen – They Don’t Know What Struggle Like
No Boundaries – What if I
Enzyme Dynamite is part of The Bayliens, a new wave cutting edge hip hop group from California. The group consists of Enzyme Dynamite and Spaceman Cell and are backed by DJ True Justice. Known for innovation and electrifying performances that have landed them on the same stages with artists such as Lil Wayne, FloRida, Pitbull, Zion I, Living Legends, Too Short, E-40, NeYo, Sean Kingston, The Pack, Kevin Rudolf, Tech N9ne, Atmosphere, Murs, Slaughterhouse, Danity Kane, and many more. . Enzyme Dynamite is currently part of a Target stores and 5 Star Mead school supplies nationwide promotional campaign that has him featured on over 10 million 5 Star Mead products in Target stores nationwide. He has appeared on a variety of television programs that have aired on networks such as MTV Philippines, Kofy TV 20, and The WB, With over 7 west coast tours and a variety of spot performances in other areas such as New York, Germany, Amsterdam, The Philippines, Japan, and Taiwan, Enzyme is no stranger to performance. In 2009 Enzyme Dynamite was voted best new Pop artist at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards held at the Highlands on Hollywood Blvd.
With more than six years of making music together, the members of Conscious Souls have created their own unique style of entertainment everyone can relate to. What started off as a group of lost souls with 5 different backgrounds out of a friends basement, has transformed into a couch jumping, champagne wearing, party bandit lifestyle simply known as the Conscious Souls. Dubbed as one of the up and coming bands residing out of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, they are best known for their legendary nightclub events filled with go-go dancers, beautiful women, and bottle service. Conscious Souls also pride themselves in performing at house parties, music festivals and private charity events. Music for the people, by the people. Conscious Souls always leaves their fans wanting more. Look for Conscious Souls playing in a city near you…..Conscious Souls is a Roots Rock Reggae band from the East Bay San Francisco Bay Area, California. Joel Cecil (Lead Vocals), Ryan Davis(Bass,Vocals), Ron Gordon (Guitar), Adam Elliot(Drums), Brian Centoni(Guitar,Vocals).
With his soulful sound and inspiring lyrics, Rodney Talley is soon to be a force to be reckoned with in today’s music industry. Those who know him best describe him as anointed, gifted, passionate, and sincere. Opening for Karen Clark Sheard and sharing the stage with gospel artists Smokie Norful, Donald Lawrence, and Darryl Coley, Rodney Talley’s smooth vocals are reminiscent of John Legend, and his melodic vibe is comparable to Music Soul Child and Stevie Wonder. His music is a progressive R&B- Gospel blend that is capable of wooing r&b, gospel and pop fans alike in multiple demographics. His talent has been featured on the Bobby Jones Gospel show produced by BET.
Biggest influences have to be The Sons of Champlin, in particular Bill Champlin, and Terry Haggerty (one of the the best and most unique jazz/rock guitar players you’ll ever hear). Other major influences over the years are John Mclaughlin and Mahavishnu, Weather Report, Miles Davis, UK, Thomas Dolby, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and on and on…
Madi Simmons is one the most overlooked singer song writers, he was the lead vocalist of the band STONE CRAZY, then moving to Hawaii in 1995, where he tore down the house there, recording a cd entitled GET U SOME, which has been released worldwide in march 2005
If you’re looking for an artist with many aspects to his music you have found the right one. He goes by the name of Figaro; His music combination is multi-facited.
On October 10, a beautiful and strong woman, Sasha Figaro gave birth to Loragecar Figaro, the seventh of twelve children. He got most of his male influence from his older brothers. Figaro also, got life lessons from the streets. He spent the majority of his childhood in North Miami Beach, Florida. He grew up singing in the youth choir at church and as a child he would write what ever is on his mind. Figaro wrote about his life experiences and the struggles he faced being raise by a single parent. However, he didn’t really get into music, until his older brother sampled his writings in a rap song. He noticed the positive feedback his brother received, so he decided to take a chance on it. Figaro didn’t want to be categorized as an R&B singer, Hip-Hop/Pop artist or a Rapper. He made music based on what he felt at that moment.
For North Carolina’s 24-year-old distinguished star Desmond Sherrill, getting on stage and performing enumerates his passion for music. This Salisbury native traveled on the road with Paul Basley and the Original Gospel Keynotes for 10 rewarding years. The group is signed under the record label Malaco. Desmond or “Dez” the name that many associated him with is inspired by such legendary artists as Al Green, Marvin Gaye, and Usher. For the past 7 years, Dez has been performing R&B shows. In 2008, Dez appeared at the Checkers hockey game in Charlotte, NC performing the National Anthem for a crowd of thousands. Not only does Desmond perform for local shows such as Rock the Block and the MEAC Tournament, but he has also opened for Mr. Cheeks, a rapper known for his musical work with the Lost Boyz and R&B legend Anthony Hamilton. Desmond’s talent is multi-faceted, inspired, and grounded. He will continue to produce music for years to come.
Chanise Queen: Born in Rochester NY, and is represented by D.A.M. Entertainment.
D.A.M. Entertainment is an independent record label that provides multiple services, including: Management,Producing and Promoting. We have been providing professional music services to a variety of independent artists. The label has a growing number of artists that include: Golden Boi, Lion Spice, Fresh’Awn, and Shanise Queen.
It is their goal to provide their clients with the support they need to make it in the entertainment world and D.A.M.Entertainment’s world.
Michael Turner and Tracy Wittman are No Boundries
About Michael: Music has been more than a love of Michael’s. It has been a passion. His dad gave him a cheap tape recorder and wrote his first song at the age of nine. At twelve he studied guitar and has been playing the instrument ever since. Along the way he also picked up other instruments and slowly learned how to play drums and keyboard. The twelve string guitar is his main writing tool. You just can’t beat that sound. The very first song he can remember listening to was Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. Michael started playing bar’s and clubs at seventeen. He played in various bands for twenty years. He never really did like playing other peoples songs he wanted to play his own. Michael has written or co-written over six hundred songs. They include Rock, Country, Adult contemporary, Christian and World Music.
About Tracy: Sometime’s things just stick to you! For Tracy it’s music. He has been writing and singing his songs for over twenty years. It all started when he was about eight years old. His cousins taught him a few chords from an Elvis song called “Love Me tender” and the rest is history. Originally from Billings, Montana, he has always tried to seek out a better way to write and play music no matter what. From country to rock, to easy listening and instramentals, he has written a boat load of songs over the years. His current co-writing partner Michael Turner has told him that he can sing a song like an angel, belt out a rock tune or just plain get funky!! Over the years everyone has told him what a great talent he is. He can set down and write a song about anything that stikes him. His goals are simple. To have a #1 song on the charts as a writer or as a performer. And then another, and another, etc!!! Since he and his lovely wife moved to Kansas City, life has done nothing but get better. He is a member of BMI and has had songs pitched to Sony Records, BMI executives, and a few other independent music companies. Currently he is working with local r&b and rap artists to help further their career’s in the music industry not to mention his new CD release with Michael Turner that is guaranteed to make heads turn!