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Jesse Palter-The Paper Trail

Detroit born, LA based, prolific singer/songwriter Jesse Palter releases debut EP The Paper Trail October 22 on Artistry Music, featuring five tracks of aggressive, piano-pounding pop/rock in the vein of Carole King, Sarah McLachlan and Sara Bareilles. The first single going to radio is “Heavy Is The Crown,” an edgy, incisive pop-rocker examining narcisscism and victim-hood at is best.  Check it out here.

Comments Palter: “All of these songs are paving the way towards establishing myself as an artist and songwriter. My approach throughout this project was to find a way to capture a full snapshot of my life and what I’ve been going through. This is the beginning of what I hope will be a long, fulfilling journey.”

Palter, who launched her career in Detroit and Chicago before moving to Los Angeles to focus on her development as a pop artist, was supported in her sound and overall vision by producer Doug Petty, a veteran keyboardist who has worked with Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Nick Lachey and Lisa Loeb, among others. Petty kept the integrity of Palter’s songs from demo stage through the various layers and textures brought forth to compliment her unique artistry. A high caliber of studio musicians played on the project including bassists Tim Lefebvre and Alex Al and drummers Matt Chamberlain and Aaron Sterling.

With The Paper Trail EP, Palter has committed herself to the discipline of perfecting the craft of songwriting. She focused on strengthening her creative muscles to discover what melodies, lyrics and chord changes work best, allowing herself to be vulnerable, brave and brutally honest at the same time. The songs are autobiographical, representing her life and what’s she’s been through.

Palter launched her jazz career as a teenager, performing oboe and trumpet in the school jazz band. She connected with singer/songwriter Andrew Gold (“Thank You For Being A Friend”), who brought her to Nashville to work on original material and record a demo, which generated interest with several major labels. At 15, she began working with the Grammy-winning production team the Bass Brothers (Eminem). Her skill for improvisational singing and a developing passion for legendary jazz vocalists, led to her shift towards jazz. She studied at the University Of Michigan as a jazz and contemplative studies major.

Her eclectic musical upbringing includes exposure to a wide array of music that inspired her to deeply respect the art of great songs and songwriters, from Carole King and Joni Mitchell, to Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and The Beatles. Music and singing was always in her blood. Her grandmother, Doris Raynor, was once an opera prodigy in NY.

In early 2019, Artistry Music will follow up The Paper Trail EP with the single “Sever The Ties” and a full-length debut album.

Yungblud

UK ARTIST YUNGBLUD SHARES LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “I LOVE YOU, WILL YOU MARRY ME” TODAY

WATCH IT HERE

“…poised to go stratospheric. We might have seen the future, and it looks like Yungblud” – NME

“Yungblud scores a stone-cold banger right out of the gate” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“start expecting big-things from this Northern newcomer. We’re certain we’ve not seen the last of him…” – WONDERLAND MAGAZINE



UK recording artist YUNGBLUD shares the video for “I LOVE YOU, WILL YOU MARRY ME” today. Watch it HERE. The song is available HERE via Locomotion/Geffen Records.

Emerging from the gritty north of England 19-year-old YUNGBLUD brings to the stage an explosion of raw energy and thought-provoking lyrics. He has created his own blend of alternative rock: poetry, guitar-hooks and break-beats with a fierce determination to make a dent in pop-culture.

2017 has already seen Yungblud perform numerous shows and festivals across Europe and the US, including sets at Communion’s monthly Notting Hill Arts Club night, a slot at LA’s “School Night,” as well as acclaimed festival performances at The Great Escape, Lowlands Festival in Holland and Reeperbahn, Hamburg.

The video footage was filmed during his recent Propaganda tour of the UK.

Check out YUNGBLUD:

November 4 Kansas City, MO Riot Room   

November 7 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café

November 9 New York, NY Berlin

2018 dates

January 4 Munich, Germany Muffat Winterfest

January 19 Groningen, Netherlands Eurosonic (Huize Maas – main)

January 21 Nijmegen, Netherlands Merelyn

January 22 Cologne, Germany Blue Shell

January 23 Berlin, Germany Musik und Frieden

January 25 Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotown

January 26 Hamburg, Germany Molotow Skybar

January 27 Utrecht, Netherlands Ekko

January 28 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg OZ

January 30 Norwich, UK Waterfront Studio

January 31 Birmingham, UK Sunflower Lounge

February 1 London, UK Thousand Island

February 2 Manchester, UK Jimmy’s

February 4 Sheffield, UK The Harley

February 5 Dublin, Ireland Whelans

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Esoterik × James Crooks

ESOTERIK & JAMES CROOKS

‘BE LIKE YOU’ FT. ASTA (MUSHROOM)

Esoterik and James Crooks have teamed up to present ‘Be Like You’, a collaborative effort between the two friends, whose similar taste in both music and humour has delivered a song that is honest, raw and undeniably catchy. As one-third of hip-hop powerhouse Bliss N Eso, Esoterik (aka Eso) has become one of the most recognisable voices and loved personalities in contemporary Australian music.

After he kicked a decade-long heavy drinking habit while on tour overseas, Esoterik is the birth of a clear vision, an animal-like drive. The energy which he once burned elsewhere is now funnelled into a positive outlet for a man with a lot to say

Listen here 

Barbra Streisand: On The Couch

Barbra Streisand: On the Couch, Shares Deep Insight Into One Of America’s Most Beloved Icons

The widely popular On the Couch series by Alma Bond, Ph.D. has given us an opportunity to discover the lives of Marilyn Monroe, Hillary Clinton, and Jackie O through the eyes of renowned New York psychoanalyst, Dr. Darcy Dale. The fictionalized biographies provided a unique and revealing perspective of their lives.

Now, readers are invited to learn about screen and recording icon Barbra Streisand. In Barbra Streisand: On the Couch, Bond captures the details found in other biographies dedicated to the life of Barbra in a way that provides deep insight into her personality and character.

Dr. Darcy Dale―renowned, pioneering New York City psychiatrist whose expertise has been sought by such larger-than-life women as Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Hillary Clinton―is confronted by Barbra, dismayed after thirty years of minimally successful therapy. Over the course of a year, Dr. Dale conducts an intimate psychoanalysis, breaking through ego defense mechanisms, and repressions to go deep into the heart and mind of one of America’s last remaining superstars. Barbra’s many dimensions come alive as we hear her story in her own words. She fluctuates between self-inflation and insecurity. She cracks wise. She becomes angry. She weeps. For better or worse, Dr. Dale sees Barbra in all of her raw, most human, aspects, giving readers unprecedented access to her pain and joy.

Barbra is funny, a bit abrasive, but very intelligent. Bond provides interesting insights into what Barbra could have been thinking during pinnacle times in her life, and her state of mind from a psychoanalyst’s point of view. While this book is technically fiction, the facts themselves are all true. Only the thoughts and feelings attributed to Barbra are fictitious, along with the story of her “analysis.” Dr. Bond’s extensive research into the life of Barbra Streisand, along with her professional knowledge of psychology and her beautiful style of writing, give fans of Barbra’s work and her persona fresh insight into a complicated woman – making this biography an enthralling and entertaining read!

“It’s easy to want to get to know the essential Barbra and want to hear her story,” says Dr. Bond. “After reading pretty much everything ever written on Barbra, and then having written a book in which my alter ego, also a psychoanalyst, carries on numerous fictionalized sessions with her over the space of a year, I think I have a very good idea what and how Barbra thinks. To say that Barbra Streisand is an amazing woman is an understatement.”

Alma H. Bond received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and became a highly successful psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She “retired” to become a full-time writer. She has written 23 books and her popular On the Couch series has received excellent reviews. Jackie O: On the Couch, the first in the Couch series, received a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Bond also wrote the play, “Maria,” about the life of Maria Callas. The play was produced off-off Broadway, toured the South, and was produced in London.

For more information, please visit: www.AlmaBondAuthor.com.

Barbra Streisand: On the Couch

By Alma H. Bond, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bancroft Press; October 1, 2017

ISBN-10: 1610882113

ISBN-13: 978-1610882118