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Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind - Luke Jon Shearer Tags: luke jon Shearer future entertainment word life production new quality entertainment

Luke Jon Shearer is a multi-instrumentalist and solo artist from Newcastle, Australia. To date he has released two albums with Sydney band Temple Of Sorrow in which his stamp on the band’s sound was dramatic and immediate through his creation of beautiful, Spacious walls of sound. 2013 saw Luke enter the studio under he’s full birth name to record his debut solo album as well as head out on tour for the first time as a solo artist. Accompanied by a 3 piece band Luke travelled to all of Australia’s major cities including Hobart and Launceston for the first time of his career.

Buoyed by the success of this tour Luke then ventured to the United States for a 10 show tour which included playing at the world famous Whiskey A Go-Go as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Head lining tours of New Zealand, Japan and Thailand then followed. 2013 also saw Luke tour India for the first time to take part in the annual GOMAD Festival. August 2014 saw Luke do a run of headline shows in South Africa including a performance at South Africa’s OppiKoppi Festival as well as release the song ‘Fearless’, The second single from his debut solo release. On the back of releasing album ‘Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind’ worldwide via newly formed Australian label Dark Poet Records in September, Luke Jon Shearer and band will be busier than ever with a 40 plus date Australian tour and subsequent World tour to be announced in Support of the Album. Driven by a catchy drum beat, Waves of piano, Distorted guitar and with Luke’s emotional vocal delivery, Peace On Earth, The first single to be lifted off ‘Close your eyes, Open your mind’ and the accompanying video received International Appraise and Airplay through a vast number of Digital, Indie and Mainstream avenues including Triple M in Australia and K Rock in the United States. Karen Mitchell, Director of Dark Poet Records and Productions describes debut single Peace on Earth as ‘A beautiful song from a brilliant talent’.

Newest Single titled ‘Fearless’ is described by Luke himself as having a more ‘Positive vibe lyrically’. As for what to expect from one of Luke Jon Shearer’s live shows, Brock Stokes who is part of the team at Dark Poet Production’s says, 'Luke Jon Shearer's live shows are both sonically and visually amazing. Ebbing and flowing from one beautiful space to the next you will be left feeling mesmerised in the most peaceful of states'. 2015 will see Luke tour extensively Internationally with tours of Asia, Europe, New Zealand, Japan and The United States in the scheduling. Aside from this Luke will also record the follow up album to Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind as well as a number of other musical projects he is working on.

 

WHO IS DARUDDEST JONES Tags: Daruddest Jones spoken word artists word life production future entertainment blog

DaRuddest Jones is a LGBT Spoken Word Artist, Event Coordinator, Blogger, Producer, Director, Personality, Manager, Writer and Host from the Bronx N.Y. She is the CEO, Founder and Artistic Director of Rude T.ee V.ee Productions LLC. She is also a part of Street Poets NYC, a collective of underground artists with the vision of making a difference through art.

DaRuddest has been in performance since the age of 4. She's done everything from African dancing with Laraque Bey to singing background for Jerome Brooks. She's worked with the great George Faison for a number of yrs with a group called the Respect Project where she would sing, rap, act, and dance and of course do spoken word.

DaRuddest has also been honored with the opportunity to work with the highly honored and highly favored Dr. Maya Angelou as well as many other well know and established artists.

DaRuddest competed in a VIBE Magazine Spoken Word Artist competition and was crowned with second place and she has every desire to acquire the number one spot when given the chance again.

She  has performed at the National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina as well as local venues such as the 5spot, Brooklyn Exposure,  HK lounge, Karma, Billie’s Black, The Street Poets Den, Moca, Marfa, Voodoo lounge and many other locations. She has also been the Host for Centric Spotlight at the Voodoo lounge located in Brooklyn NY and for Private Affairs monthly erotica showcase at Amarachi Lounge also located in Brooklyn NY.

DaRuddest Jones had her first showcase entitled, DaRuddest Jones presents Rude T.ee V.ee, introducing her vision to support and promote spoken word artist and their dream to make it. As an extension of that, she started a monthly open mic/showcase that she held in the heart of Harlem. At the showcase she focused on bridging the gap between Poetry and Hip Hop.

DaRuddest is the creator and director of an annual artist showcase entitled, Memoirs of a Starving Artists. Moasa was created to give new artist leverage and experience. Being a part of Moasa exposes all artists involved to free stage training, free promotion, and an opportunity to make money and media exposure. Moasa is opened to all art forms. She is determined to penetrate the entertainment industry and show the world that poetry is not intended to only be underground.

DaRuddest Jones is a character that cannot and will not be held back. She lives by her words and guarantees that you will feel her poetry.

Source: Official Website: http://www.daruddestjones.com/

 

Donell Jones paved his way through the Golden era and he's still on his game today
Category: The Golden Era
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Beginning with his 1996 album My Heart, singer/songwriter/producer Donell Jones recorded a jazzy and soulful style of urban pop for LaFace Records and scored a few modest singles in the process. His first two singles -- "In the Hood" and "Knocks Me Off My Feet" -- established his reputation within the competitive urban market. In particular, the latter song, originally a Stevie Wonder song from Songs in the Key of Life (1976), became a substantial hit for Jones, climbing to the upper reaches of the Billboard R&B chart and driving the album up the charts as well. In addition to his own music, he also wrote songs for other urban artists such as Usher ("Think of You") and 702 ("Get It Together").

Born the son of a gospel singer, Jones immersed himself in music at a young age. Later, he began to fall victim to the temptations of Chicago's South Side, where he grew up. At one point, after involving himself with gang culture, he decided to dedicate himself to music rather than the streets. He met Edward "Eddie F" Ferrell (former Heavy D & the Boyz member turned Untouchables Entertainment president), and the two formed a partnership with LaFace. Following the success of Usher's "Think of You" in 1994 (number eight R&B), a song written by Jones, LaFace executives L.A. Reid and Babyface gave the blossoming artist the go-ahead to begin work on his solo debut. Executive produced by Ferrell, Reid, and Babyface, My Heart peaked at number 30 on Billboard's R&B chart in 1996, propelled primarily by the success of "Knocks Me Off My Feet" as well as two other singles: "In the Hood" and "You Should Know."

Where I Wanna Be

When Jones returned three years later in 1999 with his second album, Where I Wanna Be, he had become known as an accomplished songwriter. He penned songs for 702 ("Get It Together," 1997) and Drea ("Not Gonna Letcha," 1998) and was well regarded within the industry as a result. Unsurprisingly then, Jones attained impressive success with Where I Wanna Be and its singles: "U Know What's Up" and "Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)." Shortly after the album's release, he contributed a song to the Shaft soundtrack ("Do What I Gotta Do") and to Guru's Streetsoul album ("Hustlin' Daze," which he also contributed vocals to). Following some time off in 2001, Jones returned in 2002 with his third album, Life Goes On. The album peaked at number three on the album chart, but he wasn't able to follow it up until 2006's Journey of a Gemini, which charted even higher. Despite this, Jones and LaFace parted ways after a 2007 best-of compilation. Three years later, Jones signed an independent deal with eOne and released Lyrics (2010) and Forever (2013), two albums for which he performed, wrote, and produced nearly everything.

Source: All Music

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/donell-jones-mn0000987777/biography

Say Hello to Philly's own hip hopster, "Sleepy Eyed Jones" Tags: sleepy eyed jone philly future entertainment word life production

Sleep, also known as" sleepy eyed jones", was born just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania .Growing up under two older brother’s, sleep was raised around hip-hop, and learned to appreciate “good lyrics", and crafty word play. At the age of 15, Sleep wrote his first rhyme, realizing he had a gift. Sleep visited his father, whom was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, every few summer's, since he was a little boy. At the age of 16, Sleep made a few bad decisions, which resulted in him living on the streets. Feeling it was time for a change, Sleep moved to Detroit, and attended Central High. .. .. With a hunger growing for rhyming, in 1997 Sleep met three guys from the Eastside of Detroit, and formed the group “The Young Gunz ", this was before Rocafella's Chris and Neef , (not a diss) . Sleep auditioned and signed a six month contract with Inner Circle Entertainment. Feeling the decision he made was the wrong one, Sleep went solo, performing at Co- Co's house of comedy amateur night as well as other talent shows . Residing on the Westside, he built relationships with different artist & labels. Sleep has really stepped his game up lyrically. Feeling the time is now, Sleep is currently working on the album titled" SLEEP DEPRIVATION. Sleep had recently released a “25" track mixtape called "no doze”, the second project, the first was “INSOMNIA “. Sleep, is now pushing his single “REAL " , all over the city getting a lot of positive feedback . Sleep has performed on over one hundred shows and was the 1st week winner of " DETROIT IDOL " , as well as the winner of a cash prize in " TWO " performance competition's letting the game know he is here and a force to be reckoned with.

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