November 27 2015

StrongWriter On the Radio: (Episode 60) “Brian Hutson – Brian Celebrates a Blue Christmas”

This week’s episode is a bonus recap of my previous interview with singer-songwriter Brian Hutson.  This video covers the November 12 release of “Blue Christmas,” which is Brian’s first holiday single.  If you haven’t heard our entire interview yet, I posted it on this page.  Have a Blue Christmas, everybody!   ~ Dean

Brian Celebrates a Blue Christmas

“Brian Hutson – We’ll Have a Blue Christmas With Brian”
featuring the song “Blue Christmas

Dean interviewing Brian Hutson, November 11, 2015.

Featured Guest:   Brian Hutson

New York City’s Brian Hutson is a classically-trained singer with a rich and powerful voice.  He splits his time as a 9-to-5 investment banker on Wall Street, and at night, he transforms into a smooth crooner. His broad range of vocal repertoires includes jazz, pop, easy listening, Broadway, opera, and classical music.

After graduation, Brian began working on Wall Street, balancing the demands of his job with time for his creative outlet – singing and songwriting.

While singing Michael Bublé’s Everything at his office holiday party, Brian was discovered by AP Music Group President Joe Vulpis. Vulpis immediately took Brian into the studio and recorded their first two singles, “Let It Ride” and “She’s My Woman.” Released to radio in June 2015, “Let It Ride” has remained in the top 10 of the AC Top 200 chart for over 9 weeks. Both songs and his most recent single “Blue Christmas” are available worldwide for download.

New singles, Let It Ride and She’s My Woman, now available worldwide for download on Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

Download Brian’s new single “BLUE CHRISTMAS!”
Available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Spotify!

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BRIAN HUTSON - Blue Christmas (Lyric Video)

Visit Brian Hutson’s website:
www.BrianHutsonMusic.com

Special thanks to Brian Hutson for the use of his images and music.
© 2015 Brian Hutson

September 18 2015

StrongWriter On the Radio: (Episode 50) “Natalia Segura – It’s a Beautiful Day For Conscious Pop”

“Natalia Segura – It’s a Beautiful Day For Conscious Pop”
featuring the songs “Beautiful Day” and “World Peace”

Today, “My Mind’s Made Up” to have a “Beautiful Day” with my featured guest Natalia Segura! This lovely young woman calls herself a conscious music singer-songwriter, and you’ll hear her explanation on what that is all about.  Then, Natalia and I discuss her music video, a project she completed while seven months pregnant. The discussion moves from her beginnings in Sydney, and then to her songwriting and making music in New York.  She is a wonderful woman to interview, and please stay tuned for part two in episode 51! Enjoy!!

Featured Guest:   Natalia Segura

Natalia is Australian born and raised Latina Singer, Songwriter and Actress. Her parents both escaped war-torn El Salvador in the 80’s with Anmesty international to start a new life in Sydney, Australia. They blessed the world by giving birth to an open and warm woman grounded in respect for life on a spiritual level, never judging, always learning. (please see her “Heritage” video bio for her personal story).

Her genuine approach to life highlighted by her journey puts you at ease reflecting a confident humility and sweetness that lingers after meeting her. One cannot quite place a finger on this “conscious lyricist” who’s described by her friends and production crew as a “Glamour hippie” from “Down Under.”

Natalia grew up rocking the Latino music scene in Sydney, Australia since her early teens (please view her “musical journey” video bio for her personal story). Being influenced by not only her Australian upbringing but her Latino roots, those elements she incorporated in her music after spending time in South America.

Her music is dubbed as “Conscious Music” or “Conscious Pop” as a forefront to a rebirth of the 70’s movement in social and political change and a spiritual evolution in the modern platform of pop as she sees it as the most vast to explore. Using subtle lyrics and catchy melodies, Natalia’s music is not only radio friendly, but accessible to all ages.

A seasoned live stage performer, Natalia is touring with her band in 2016. Her debut single, “Beautiful Day” was released on June 30th with her EP slated for later this year. Experience the #ConsciousPop page for a sneak peak of her EP.

Natalia Segura’s single
“Beautiful Day”
is now available on iTunes!

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Natalia Segura - Beautiful Day

Visit Natalia’s website:
www.NataliaSegura.com

Special thanks to Natalia Segura for the use of her images and music.
© 2015 Natalia Segura –  All Rights Reserved

December 19 2013

Eclectic Rhythms Band presents “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!”

A Very Eclectic Christmas

ERB here, bringing you heartfelt yuletide wishes and good cheer! Have Yourself Xmas jpegThis third most popular Christmas song was written in 1943 by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin. It was first introduced to us in the 1944 musical film Meet Me In St. Louis, where Judy Garland sings to her little sister to cheer her up on Christmas Eve. The song was originally written with a melancholy tone, but in 1957, the lyrics were revised to suit Frank Sinatra’s newest rendition, with more of a “jolly” feel to it.

In ERB’s cover of this holiday classic, you will notice a touch of fifties doo-wop and a brief nod to those who have served and protected our country. This version is one in a series of songs for the video album, A Very Eclectic Christmas featuring Dean Olson and Jim Romero.

This track is taken from An Eclectic Christmas Album recorded in 1999.  We only got around to making videos twelve years later.  Oh, well.  HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!

(c) 1944, 1971 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Material used with permission. Thanks to HFA and MGM .

May 23 2013

Dirty Loops Covers – Compare and Contrast

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This post is but for the demonstration of the Swedish power trio, Dirty Loops, and their masterful re-imagining of such pop hits by the likes of Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Rhianna, and Adele.

These three young men are quietly tearing up YouTube with fresh progressions and melodies as they perform stunningly arranged cover versions of recent pop chart hits.  Tightly executed talent, and that’s rare in today’s pop music world, but hopefully trending in that direction.  And this is all, as I see it, a warm up for production on their upcoming first album of original music in 2014.  I’ve enjoyed these guys for about three years, but America will be formally introduced soon.  Remember that name, now:  DIRTY LOOPS!

www.dirty-loops.com

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Formed in 2009, Dirty Loops is a Swedish power trio that twists pop music in a way never done before. The long time friends and fellow musicians – Jonah (vocals, keys), Henrik (bass) and Aaron (drums), all have very unique individual skills which contribute to the “Dirty Loops Sound.” Where modern hits get a new soundscape of bouncy beats, interesting re-harmonizations, but still with the hit melody in focus presented by Jonah’s incredible, wide ranged vocals. Their unmatched musicianship and unique arrangement skills are a rarity in today’s world.  (Source:  Dirty Loops FB page)

Compare and contrast:

Justin Bieber – Baby:

and the Dirty Loops version:

 

Adele – Rolling In the Deep:

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Britney Spears – Circus:

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Rhianna – Rude Boy:

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Lady Gaga – Just Dance:

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May 17 2013

Unbelievable! 5 year-old Boy Is a Piano Prodigy

Ryan Wang piano

Ryan Wang, a five year-old musical prodigy from Vancouver, has been blessed with an unbelievable talent at an age that most kids are learning their ABC’s!   AND he’s only been playing for a year and a half!   Watch his incredible performance of “Variations on the Russian Theme.”   Simply unbelievable!

Ryan Wang piano pic

CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO >>> 5 Year-Old is an Unbelievable Piano Prodigy!

 

January 5 2012

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January 5 2012

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