Sunday, 30 July 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Kassie K

Kassie K is a singer,songwriter and guitarist from Vancouver, Canada.

After having a spell fronting a band in high school, and then going on to become the lead singer in a pop/rock band called 'Bell Tower Dreams', that won Band of the Month for a prominent local radio station 99.3 the Fox, Kassie went back to her roots as a solo pop artist.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Ashleyi Ascent

Ashleyi Ascent is a singer, pianist and guitarist from Atlanta, Georgia, whose style is Pop Dance with a Caribbean Beat.

Her YouTube channel is a mixture of short and full length music covers and original songs, complete with either lyric or official music videos, as well as videos relating to health and fitness. Ashleigh states that spiritual growth is important for her this year.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Latest Featured Artist on YTA ~ Isa Pena

Isa Pena is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist from Miami, Florida.

This powerhouse of a singer can sing in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese and is also an actress and dancer.

A good example of her acting and dancing can be seen in 'Candy Store' - 'Heathers the Musical', which is extremely fun to watch. Also be sure to check out her performance in 'Breathe' from 'In the Heights'.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Latest Featured Artist on YTA ~ Ava Domini

Ava Domini is a singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist from Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

Ava regards the studio at The OC Hit Factory in Tustin, California as her home from home, as she spends a lot of her time perfecting her craft there, working with Thomas Barsoe, who is a Sony affiliated producer. She also works with her vocal coach, Jessica Cabral there when she is not working with Thomas.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Isadora Soliman

Isadora Soliman is a singer and pianist from Sydney, Australia.

Isadora's first upload was only a year and a half ago, and it was an awesome cover of Mariah Carey's 'Vision of Love', but since then she has uploaded 51 videos. Not just confined to uploading music videos, Isadora also vlogs about health, veganism and lifestyle.

One of the first singing videos that Isadora uploaded was an original entitled 'A Song For The Struggling'.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Latest Featured Artist on YTA ~ Sophia Alexa

Sophia Alexa is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, who was born in California but raised in Amsterdam and London.

Like most artists, Sophia started singing at an early age, which she then followed up with learning guitar. At an early age she never thought her voice was that great though, and it was only when she was convinced by her mother that she had a really good voice that she felt able to take things further.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy is a pop singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist from East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Growing up surrounded by music, Karen listened to and loved artists from Frank Sinatra to Katy Perry. She comes from a very large family and a long line of musicians, and her grandfather was a trained opera singer.

EP Review - Madison by Madison McWilliams

Madison by Madison McWilliams is a six track EP and was released online on 23rd June 2017.

This self titled EP by Madison McWilliams took me totally by surprise when I first listened to it.

Expecting it to be full of sweeter than sweet pop songs, I soon realised that wasn't the case when the first song "Melodramatic" started to play. Melodramatic had me hooked right away. I wanted to hear the whole EP, and more than likely would want to listen to it again straight after.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Latest Featured Artist on YTA ~ Angie Rey

Angie Rey (real name Angela Rodriguez), is a singer, pianist and guitarist from a small town somewhere in California.

When Angie was 13 years old, she made it to the top eighteen on La Voz Kids which led to her being able to sing with Jessie and Joy and Prince Royce.

Then a couple of years later at the age of fifteen, she made top 75 on season 14 of American Idol.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Alexis Donn

Alexis Donn is a country music singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist from Indiana, USA.

I've been waiting ages for Alexis to start up a YouTube channel. She has been uploading little covers of her singing on Instagram for over four months now, and I've been looking forward to her taking things to the next stage, and now she has.

With only two videos up on YouTube so far, both of which are originals, we can only hope she uploads many more originals and even some covers soon.

Album Review - Without a Little Rain by Avery Raquel

Without a Little Rain by Avery Raquel is a nine track Album and was released online on 4th April 2017.

Labelled as R&B/Soul, it is without a doubt very soulful and I literally fell in love with the album from the moment it started to play when I checked it out on Spotify.

It's a well produced album of six original tunes and three covers, and features a multitude of instruments, which provide all the right sounds in all the right places, accompanied by beautiful vocals, all of which is at volumes which compliment each other, rather than overpowering each other.