Ryan Brown of Static Fiction – Something Amazing [CC Exclusive]

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  “Singer Paul and I have been playing in bands for 2 years. I tried to do the pop stuff. About 3 years ago he said I got this project and I said I’m in and we started Static Fiction” Ripping the Band-Aid off we jump right into the interview…

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Mawule – It’s Only The Beginning [CC Exclusive]

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  Coming from Ghana, Africa, Mawule is an example of striving through hardship and pursuing dreams despite said hardship. Contrast Control happily welcomes Mawule into the family as he shares via an interview with me about his life, music, and drive to move forward to a bright future. Mawule’s latest…

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Scarlet White – The Right Message [CC Exclusive]

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  Michigan natives Scarlet White are a band that prove through the use of heavy riffs and gritty vocals that a positive message can still be found. Embarking on a new tour for 2015, Spencer Minor who is lead singer for the band took some time out to speak with…

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Amy Kress – Life Is Short, Savor It [CC Exclusive]

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It’s not every day I get the privilege of talking with a person such as Amy Kress. Amy is a contemporary singer whose bouts with cancer have motivated her to pursue what she’s always wanted to do. Sing. First diagnosed in 2011 and dealing with a recurrent, Amy has devoted…

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The Gothard Sisters – Adventure Awaits [Contrast Control Exclusive]

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The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, USA. From sad folk songs to upbeat dance numbers these girls show that celtic music is alive! Big thanks to Grant Hoernke who emailed me and showed me the wonderful music these girls are making. As stated…

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Poor Man’s Fame – Local Roots, Massive Sound [Contrast Control Exclusive]

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Poor Man’s Fame is a band from South Carolina that is big helping out their local community and providing all of us with some hard hitting, thought provoking songs. Tell The Story is comprised of 8 tracks that feature many relatable topics and has helped the band reach many listeners…

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Dauzat St Marie – Backup Plans & Lingering Goodbyes[Contrast Control Exclusive]

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    Los Angeles based singer songwriter duo Dauzat St Marie recently released an EP entitled Falling Again. [For my review on the Falling Again EP click here] Falling Again is a strong debut for the duo as they feature dark acoustic tones overlaid with powerful soulful vocals and haunting…

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The Harp Twins – Opening Classical Boundaries [Contrast Control Exclusive]

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Several years ago, YouTube was shell-shocked in views as two identical twin sisters, Camille and Kennerly started sharing their harp duets with the world. Since then, The Harp Twins have astounded fan and critic alike as they cover popular songs in metal, video games, and movies and TV. Not feeling…

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Alexx Calise – Driven By Life [Contrast Control Exclusive]

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  Alexx Calise – Driven By Life [Contrast Control Exclusive] Florida born Alexx Calise has been a writer since a young age and has contributed to that skill set through a newspaper. Eventually this lead to her love of music and using that skill to perfect her sound and bring…

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Mark Claytor – Lyrics Through Instruments

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Mark Claytor – Lyrics Through Instruments Guitarist extraordinaire Mark Claytor recently spoke with me about his life and his music. What follows are the raw facts of a musician who deeply fell in love with his instrument and created the sound he wanted. Not many musicians get to his level…

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Keith Levene – A Legendary Teen Guitarist

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The facts: Keith Levene is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London England. During his teenage years, Keith became a founding member of Punk-Rock act The Clash best known for songs such as London Calling and Should I Stay or Should I Go. Although Keith didn’t record with The Clash, he…

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