Freddy Padilla, lead vocalist for San Diego based Rock Group, Focus in Frame has the perfect voice for the genre. Fans of The Used will find comfort in the verse vocals, all the while, more aggressive screams are just around the corner. Still fairly new to the scene, the band is incredibly tight. Their image is great to attract both the male and female audience. In short, give the group a listen and see what you think! Show them some love on Facebook and Twitter.
The image is undeniable; the voice…impressive. The only thing remaining to be worked out for Detroit Singer-Songwriter, Alyssa Simmons is a breakthrough track. With a strong vocal range and a contagious charisma, it’s easy to root for her. Paired with an additional writer and/or a Producer, Alyssa could be a slam dunk. Give her a listen and make up your mind for yourself.
[Official Bio] Powerhouse vocals intense attitude on the stage & that captivating smile. Meet Alyssa Simmons, singer songwriter and dynamic performer from the outskirts of the Motor city. Alyssa is one of Detroit’s best kept musical secrets on the brink of discovery.
Self deprecating humor being my own personal crutch, I can appreciate an artist that refers to herself as wearing ‘homeless lady clothes’. Her wardrobe notwithstanding, Hailey de Almeida, shows a great deal of promise in her first EP. Incredibly young and incredibly raw, there are a number of rough edges in the songwriting and arrangements that will need smoothed out, but there’s potential there. With increased production value to her videos, some added experience crafting her songs, and the right people around her, she’s a solid developmental prospect. But, give her a listen for yourself and see what you think.
I’ve never heard a band refer to themselves as Black Pop; but I do get a certain Armor for Sleep vibe from Long Island based, Love, Robot. Lead singer, Alexa San Roman provides the ominous yet beautiful melodic backbone to the tracks. Not relying on a ‘hooky’ chorus, there’s a great balance struck between the melancholy drums and the anguished vocals. Give them a listen and see what you think.
Despite a fairly frightening opening sequence (if you’re a single man), “Better Man” is a charming introduction to Rhode Island Pop/Rock group, Sienna. Viana Newton fronts the upbeat New England band. While there’s nothing revolutionary about their sound or the genre, the songs are melodic and hooks catchy enough to draw in a strong audience. It’ll be interesting to see how they progress with expanded touring and time for more material. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
[Official Bio] We’re Sienna. More specifically, we are Viana, Alex, Mike, Zach and Gregg. Making music is our one and only prerogative, and we love doing it more than anything else! The best part is when we get to go out and share our tunes with everyone and meet awesome new people. If we could take every person we meet through the band who we friggin love out for a pizza party and other fun activities, YA BETTER BELIEVE WE WOULD – but like most other bands, our funds are limited.
Our songs are about growing up, moving on, overcoming, loving, leaving, and just being a person. We sincerely hope that we can connect with and help people with the stuff we put out there. But the main thing that you can absolutely count on is that our music will make you MOVE YOUR HIPS! And hopefully drop your drawers (don’t be shy). Peace, love, and kittens.
Feel good Hard Rock is something difficult to find and to pull off. Bands are typically left as one or the other. I Ignite, hailing from Long Island, has done a solid balancing act, combining elements of Pop Punk and Hard Rock, which results in aggressive guitars and an almost danceable tune. If they’re able to craft a truly memorable hook and chorus that sticks with the listener, they could become a Warped Tour staple type band. If you like what you hear, give them a listen on Facebook, Twitter, or Reverbnation.
[Official Bio] The buzz surrounding Long Island 5 piece punk/metal/rock band I Ignite has been loud, proud, and overwhelmingly positive! Stemming from their first performance in December 2011, people have only been asking for more of what originally began as the brainchild and creative outlet for For The Taking/A Farewell Fire guitarist Eddie Raccioppi; the music that first began appearing on his personal Facebook music page has now exploded into a full band live show experience.
After years of paying dues as a stellar ax-man and astute songwriter in clubs and bars all over Long Island and New York City with his former bands, Eddie has laid down his guitar and traded up for a microphone, assembling some of the best musicians on Long Island who have come to truly believe in the new music and round out the project that’s really turning some heads. The members of I Ignite are comprised of veteran members from some of the Island’s best local acts under and ON the radar including: For The Taking, Aprils End, Blameshift, The New Black, and The Apparition.
“I Ignite is about life and lessons learned”, says vocalist Eddie Raccioppi who wrote and recorded the bands 8 song CD on his own. His most recent songs, “Without You” and “Falling”, are already on heavy east coast terrestrial and local Internet radio station rotation. 2012 looks to be a very promising year for I Ignite with new music, photo shoots, and a music video lined up for the band before the start of the summer months. I Ignite bring to the table a refreshing level of energy, heart, and excitement that some bands lack in today’s commercial music industry. It shows in their music, and how they play it as they continue to take the stage and continually “wow” audiences every time.