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Chantel Atkins (CEO/Owner) I started The Rhythmic Lounge in December 2010. At its start, it was a fairly simple website with the purpose of giving people a place to promote their talents and network. I had no idea that less than two years later it would transform into something much bigger. The website then underwent a complete revamp in July 2011, with a brand new look and the addition of many new features, including the creation of The Rhythmic Lounge Radio. Following suit, the radio started out as merely a 24/7 stream of hand-picked music submitted by talented musicians from the website but is now an integral part of the company. Listeners from all over the world tune in regularly to hear the wide variety of music, as well as the educational, musical and talk-radio shows that we now host. The radio’s success has only made me realize The Rhythmic Lounge could take me in new directions everyday rather than the other way around, which is why a digital magazine seemed like the next step. I’m incredibly proud to present to you hardworking artists and entertainers in this magazine and on the site, so enjoy! Be sure to go to www.therhythm iclounge.com to see the profiles for the great talent displayed in this issue and take a look at our new magazine site at http://w w w .trlm agazine.com Thanks for the support, and happy reading!

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Treyology Galveston/Houston, TX Singer, Song Writer, Rapper, and Actor Trevon L. Rubbins was born June 30, 1979 in Lafayette, LA and raised in Galveston and Houston, TX. Trevon grew up without a father so he was very much influenced by the street life through Drug Lords and Pimps in the projects of Oleander Homes in Galveston, TX. Growing up in the projects it was easy to get in trouble; and Trevon had his temptations. His sheer determination to have the best in life and the foundation his family had in church always kept him out of harms way. As a teenager Trevon and his family moved to Houston, TX. Houston provided him with more opportunities to explore his talents and expand his gifts. Just as the city provided opportunities there were also twice as many distractions. His mom tried to kept him grounded and by God’s grace he was able to be productive and successful. In his early 20’s Trevon studied under his mentor Frank Caldwell, a gospel singer, which taught him how to take his vocals and his singing to another level. Naturally charismatic Trevon was also tapped by his pastor to speak to youth involved in gangs and to help financially strapped individuals pay their utilities. He has traveled throughout Ohio in many outreach programs in prisons. Trevon has amassed a number of credits to his name including a stint as a semi-pro basketball player for Columbus Italian Red Dogs. His credentials in the Entertainment Industry include being a dance member of a group called Remnant. Trevon just completed his debut movie role in produced by Thada Catalon and starring Chico Benymon (Half & Half); Just Brittany; Courtney Cameron (Jaguar For The Love of Ray J) among others. Trevon’s rap name is “Blue Flame” and his R&B name is “Treyology”. He's embarking on his next mission in life which is to give his talents and gifts of floetry and the story of his life to those that may feel like they stuck in life and have no way out. Trevon is from the streets but choose to use his story to give hope to those that feel trapped in the game! Also Trevon has accomplished another acting opportunity for a movie entitled Red All Over where he plays a supporting roll with Slim Thug and Quanell X. ABC's new show American Crime set to premiere on March 9, 2015 has also give Trevon his first T.V. Appearance. ! When Trevon is not acting he is working on the release of his debut album For Booking this rising star contact manager Cindy Debysingh (954) 444-9926 or treyology3@yahoo.com!


Marion'Forget' ' Ontario, Canada

My dad who was a draftsman, had an unique and inspiring way to channel the energies of a hyper little girl, he would hand me a huge piece of drawing paper and some pencils so i could draw while he worked on his current project. Since, i cannot remember a time without a pad or lose paper and pencil as my constant companion. Though i did not have any formal art instruction until high school. I was exposed to arts with books and material and crafts, with my mom who designed and made craft ideas from mini Santa's to fancy embroideries. The art and creativity was a big part of my childhood. After starting another art course, the demands and rewards of motherhood saw to it that it was put on the back burner but always simmering. When i wasn't doing art, i was always doing some kind of creative activity from model building to crochet, designing my own patterns. in time, when circumstance allowed, i went back to school. One diploma at Academy of Learning for Pc Support Specialist, then the second at Niagara College For Graphic Fundamentals And Fine Arts. My influences range from Neolithic to 19th century impressionist art on up to present day. You will see i have taken to the impressionist period and can see the influences in many pieces of my work. Little incidents in just living an ordinary life spark a creative drive to a new painting or piece that emerges from that speck of inspiration. The past 4-5 years has been both a blossoming of output on a mooded commercial success. The critical acclaim spurs my creative drive to continuously push back the boundaries of my art. I cannot know where my art will take me but i do aspire to exhibit in places like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver as well as stepping out of Canada to enter the international art world with a first stop to New York City. My ultimate goal is to become an internationally known artist. Marion was also recently chosen to be included in the Norman Felix Gallery… “Norman Felix Gallery is an independent art gallery located at 445 Adelaide Street. Founded in 2006, Norman Felix Gallery has steadily expanded to represent a variety of over 100 talented Canadian artists. We offer an array of contemporary paintings, photographs, illustrations, and sculptures by both emerging and established independent artists. Our collective showcasing program is ground breaking and focused on Canadian Artist.” For commission, contact me at mar_forget@yahoo.ca website http://mydesignsstudio.com facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Designs-by-mar/243157785736691 linkedin http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/marion-forget/43/17b/906 twitter https://twitter.com/mar_forget google plus https://plus.google.com/107126130074203501293

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Nick Elliott London, UK THREE WEEKS ONE SUMMER WITH THE MARMALADE In 2013, world renowned rock photographer, Nick Elliott, spent a busy Summer shooting the 60s hit makers, The Marmalade, for the band’s project Penultimate. Penultimate marked a new era for the band with the release of a CD, DVD, and vinyl record with promotional booklet featuring Nick’s images throughout. Now the collection of Nick’s stunning images have also been published as a limited edition fine art photographic book. Entitled Three Weeks One Summer, the book is a 132 page, high quality, hard-backed publication and features unseen, intimate images of The Marmalade shot over that period. Strictly limited to 250 copies worldwide and signed by Nick, amongst the images included in the pages of Three Weeks One Summer are the band backstage preparing for a show, onstage performing, enjoying some downtime on location, and also meeting and greeting their fans. The book is the third publication by the iconic rock photographer, who has worked in the music industry for over 20 years. His images have frequently been featured on album artwork as well as being published extensively across the media. The artists that Nick has photographed are at the top of their profession and in, addition to The Marmalade, includes artists such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Status Quo, Motorhead, Robert Plant and ZZ Top, to name a few amongst his archive.


Talking about the release of the Three Weeks One Summer, Nick said: “This is a true milestone in my career – to be able to create the images for the content of this book and produce it under my own publishing company, has made a very big, lifetime ambition come true. “Shooting the Penultimate project with such a great bunch of guys was just wonderful. It was a great period of

time to work on something so special plus…it was a big barrel of fun!” Nick first met leader singer in The Marmalade, Sandy Newman, in Nashville in 2010 when they were both working on independent projects in the city. Penultimate was the opportunity for them to work together after that initial meeting. Sandy commented: “Nick has brought a masterful imagery to Penultimate and delivered, down to the last detail, everything he described to the band on our first meeting to hear his ideas. “It is a pleasure, and indeed an honour, to be photographed by someone who can put you at ease. He instils a trust in you I have never come across before.” Known for his unique ability to capture the true essence of the artists’ live performance, Nick’s work is also in demand as fine art and has exhibited in galleries across the UK and Europe, and is currently in discussion to show his images in the USA. Three Weeks One Summer is available to buy in www.NickElliottStore.com at £125 plus p&p. Further information about Nick and his work can be found at www.nickelliott.info Sandy&Newman,&The&Marmalade&R:&Nick&Elliott,&rock&photographer

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Cardye

Smooth is the first word that comes to mind as he begins to strum the strings on his guitar. Then as he begins to sing hmm‌unique & sexy, are the next two words that also comes to mind as you listen to his voice. It is from that point on into his performance that sub-consciously your mind starts this journey of relating to his music, through your own experience of identifying what you want from your significant other, to once you have it, maintaining your relationship by valuing your significant other needs and wants as much as your own. His combined lyrics containing that frank but truthful urban perspective with the soulful sound of his guitar is what has begun to separate him from some of the more up and coming R&B artist you currently hear. This self-taught lead guitarist from Raleigh, North Carolina implores you as you listen to his music to let your mind and emotions take you on a journey, to push your boundaries as you connect with your masculine or feminine side, daring you to feel, say, or do so as to not deny them what you know they both need and deserve!. His passion for music stems from the influences of artist like DeAngelo, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim, John Mayer and many more. Cardye ties the soulful sounds of blues, jazz and rock with his unique voice to deliver his message. Being strong, confident, and sexy is a state of mind, regardless of location, lifestyle, or situation. Cardye describes his music with three simple words...Urban, Smooth, & Sexy! Cardye remains focused, driven, and determined to make his mark in the music industry he continues to record and perform, thus enabling him to continue spreading his brand of smooth sound of Urban Sexy Music, pushing the boundaries of what he feels R&B should be about. What if Cardye is the next rising star out of North Carolina? What if your search of a unique soulful artist is over? The possibilities are endless, so take the time to listen, and let your heartfelt emotion answer the question for you! Cardye Has 2 Albums currently out and 1 soon to be released that he has help produced, engineered, and performed with some heavy weight industry professionals as his maturation continues to manifest itself in his music. 1. Urban Sexy 2. Urban Sexy 2 3. Hello World (No Scheduled Release Date Set) Recorded Lead Guitar for Producer J- Kits on Trey Songz Chapter 5 Album 2012. Song Title "Interlude 4 U" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter_V_%28Trey_Songz_album%29 Cardye & Urban Sexy Entertainment presents monthly performances at Smokin Grooves featuring various artists. Featured artist for Silk 2012 Opened for Calvin Richardson 2012 Nominated for Best Male R&B in the Carolina Music Awards 2012 www.carolinamusicawards.com Performed at Woman's Empowerment 2012 Sharing the same stage with Anthony Hamilton, Wale, Robin Thicke and more! Featured in the Session Magazine 2012 Performed for the Source Magazine in the Hustle and Flow Showcase 2012 Opened for Tank and Calvin Richardson 2012 Performed at The RBC Center in Raleigh for the Rip the Runway Fashion Show New Year’s Eve Edition 12/31/2011 Nominated for Best Male R&B in the Carolina Music Awards 2011. www.carolinamusicawards.com Featured in The Source Magazine 2010 as one of the hottest local artist in NC Charlotte Finalist in the Andre Harrell Soul Search Competition 2010. Urban Sexy Entertainment: http://urbansexyentertainment.com/

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The Rhythmic Lounge: For those who aren’t familiar with you, please tell us in your own words...who is Cardye and what is it that you want people to understand about what you do? Cardye: I want to celebrate relationships in a new light! I feel that R&B has strayed away from its roots. The genre used to speak of unconditional love and the pursuit of it! I want to bring back the qualities of love that are easily forgotten, or tainted by one hitter quitters. I want to showcase the sexy side of relationships by pulling from real experiences. It's not all pretty, maybe a little grungy at times, like the guitar! But at the end of the day, you know where you want to be. I speak for the man that is sure of himself and knows what he wants out of life! Overall, spreading great music and love!

TRL: What level of influence did growing up in North Carolina have on your pursuit in music and entertainment? Cardye: I believe North Carolina is one of the biggest melting pots of the country! Many people from the Deep South, Mid West, and North all seem to gather to this state (The middle ground). So I was exposed to a lot of musical genres. From Bluegrass to Gospel, then back around to R&B and Hip Hop! The vast numbers of musicians here also influenced me to get out and grab my own instruments! I've met more musicians here then inspiring artists!

TRL: You are not the average 2015 R&B artist. What truly sets you apart? Cardye: I would have to say my original sound and lyrics! The music is what reaches the listener. I want to connect with my listeners like no one else. I tend to write more about real life situations and experiences that people can relate to. At the end of the day, it's just you and your significant other. If I can help set the mood, or give you something to ride to while you're going out! Mission accomplished! I want to create memories. That's what sets me apart!

TRL: Have you ever considered expanding your talent into other areas of music and entertainment, such as producing etc? Cardye: I'm always trying to push myself! I am a true guitarist at heart, so production was always in the picture! Being a part of the entire creative process is what I crave as an artist! I was blessed enough to do some guitar work on Trey Songs album "Chapter 5" Interlude 4 U. I see more opportunities like this in the future...God willing!

TRL: Are there any upcoming events or projects that you’d like to mention? Cardye: I'm really excited about this year in general! I took some time off to have my daughter and now It's time to get back to work! I've already released a single this year under my label Urban Sexy Entertainment called Wants & Needs. I'll be dropping another single mid August! This will lead up to an event presented by U.S.E. called The Raleigh Stand Up Concert! This event has a great roster of up and coming artist from North Carolina! After that, we are looking to release a full EP in the late fall!

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Matt Lande Portland, OR

MATT LANDE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR NEW “GLOW” ALBUM Recording Artist’s Album to Raise Funds for Cancer; Song Honors Friends He Lost Matt Lande, an alternative recording artist from Portland, has launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds to complete his new album, “Glow". The album contains the song “Looking Down,” which honors two friends of Lande’s who passed away from cancer, late last year. The song was written to help raise funds for cancer research and to help families of cancer patients. The proceeds of the Indigogo campaign will be used for mixing, mastering, and promotion of the album. Lande has been compared to the smooth vocalist, Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) but with some extra edge. Fans of Matt are found to also be fans of 30 Seconds to Mars, Coldplay, Muse, HIM and David Cook. If you feel moved to pledge, you can find Matt's campaign at: http://igg.me/at/GlowIsComing MattLandeMusic.com Twitter.com/MattLande Facebook.com/MattLandeOfficial


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Michael Karr

by Patrick Ross

Manhattan, New York

Musician Michael Karr is one of those rare instances of humble musical genius. I spoke with Michael over the phone recently to talk with him about what inspired the music from his latest album entitled “Think It Over” on which he is the sole instrumentalist on all the cuts with one exception, the vocals sung by the late Izzy Rivera. A very warm and soft-spoken individual, it is through his music that Michael finds his best expression I believe. Inspired by his father a multi-instrumental musician who took him everywhere as a child and exposing him to various musical settings, he began his voyage through music at the tender age of eleven on his first recording dates with the Pittsburg Youth Symphony as a soloist. His ability and talent recognized by Trombonist Randy Purcell earned him a scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. After completing his education and receiving two Bachelors degrees by age 19, he began playing and touring nationally and in Europe. Playing with a veritable who’s who of musical groups and artist, a list of which would go beyond the scope of this article, suffice it to say he has earned the respect of many great and talented musicians over the course of his career. Equally talented on both piano and trumpet, he is also an arranger, lyricist, composer, engineer, and producer. Having been signed to various labels during his career and producing a top ten hit on Billboards R&B charts with Stanley Fields cover of “You, Me & He” on the 3C label. It is the women in his life that have most inspired him, as is the case with his daughter after whom the track “Sarina (Sarah)” on his latest album is named. A resident musician in many notable jazz venues throughout New York City, and almost every club east of the Rockies – from after hours clubs, stadiums, and two Presidential Inaugural Balls. He is the leader of Michael’s Karrtet™, which features the musicianship of Ron Affif, Victor Jones, John Benitez, Randy Johnston, Alex Blake, and Essiet O. Essiet. Jazz Improv magazine has him listed as “Noteworthy Performance”. Michael Karr is the genuine, real deal, personally and musically. http://www.michaelkarr.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Karr/29741212167 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-karr/1b/3a9/2b4 http://www.myspace.com/michaeljkarrmusic http://twitter.com/alakarr http://www.reverbnation.com/alakarr http://www.numubu.com/152817-profile-michael-karr.html http://www.youtube.com/user/michaelkarr!


Hayate Dehil International recording artist! My journey started at the age of 7. I am multi-talented, as I create, invent and sing. My music style and creativity spans over several genres, including Hip-Hop, R&B, Zouk, etc. I am looking to network and create with other underground artists as well as mainstream musicians. Please check out my links below and don’t hesitate to contact me! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bold-Artist-Determined-GirlsEntertainment/386822581447835?ref=hl# https://www.facebook.com/pages/PUFF-MOMMY/650957731676448?ref=hl# https://www.linkedin.com

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Terry Greene Atlanta, GA TERRY GREENE IS A PRODUCER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, WITH A FUNKY STYLE, A WARM AND FRIENDLY FLAMBOYANT GUY WHO PULLS HIS FANS INTO HIS MUSIC WITH INNOVATIVE ARRANGEMENTS WITH VOCALS, HIS ENERGETIC LYRICS ARE A MIXTURE OF SWEETNESS TEXTURED WITH SOUL, NEO-SOUL, FUNK, AND GOSPEL, ALL OF HIS FANS SAY WHEN WE HEAR HIS MUSIC IT MAKES US FILL LIKE DANCING AND SHOUTING IN 1986 TERRY HAD A HIT RECORD IN THE UK WITH HIS GROUP {LICKKE} THE SONG {AUTOMATIC DRIP} IS STILL SELLING TODAY IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE UK. NOW BASED OUT OF ATLANTA GA., FORMALLY LOS ANGELES CA., OAKLAND CA., NEW YORK, IN HIS SECULAR MUSIC CAREER HE WAS SIGNED TO TWO MAJOR RECORD LABELS OUT OF BOSTON MA, AND NEW JERSEY. HE HAS WORKED WITH {JOE CAPER,S-RIP J-JAMS RECORDING STUDIO} FOR TONY TONI TONE, MC HAMMER, SHEILA E, DIGITAL UNDERGROUND, PRODUCER {D'WAYNE WIGGINS} OF TONY, TONI, TONE, FOR DESTINY CHILD, KEYSHIA COLE, ALICIA KEYS, PRODUCER {WAYNE WALLACE} FOR CONFUNKSHUN, EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE, NADA M. WALDEN, SHEILA E., STEVIE WONDER, RAY CHARLES, {DANA JON CHAPPELLE} FOR MARIAH CAREY, JOE, CLARENCE CLEMONS, ARETHA FRANKLIN, NARADA M. WALDEN, [BOB CASTELL-BLANCH] FOR SISTER SLEDGE, STACY LATTISAW, PETE ESCOVEDO, SHEILA E, WAYNE WALLACE, NARADA M. WALDEN, {J. DANA MARS} FOR CHAKA KHAN, COLONEL ABRAMS, ROBERTA FLACK, BRAND NUBIAN, {LILIAN WHITE} FROM THE DREAM GIRLS CAST, AND SESAME STREET {ROSIE GAINES} FROM THE ARTIST PRINCE, {BRENDA VAUGH & THE BRENDA VAUGH BAND} {NADA M. WALDEN} PRODUCER FOR ARETHA FRANKLIN, WHITNEY HOUSTON, MARIAH CAREY, TEMTATIONS, STEVIE WONDER, JUST TO NAME A FEW. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON NEW MUSIC TRACKS FOR THE UPCOMING AND LONG AWAITED ALBUM FOR MUSIC LEGEND TERRY GREENE, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH OTHER ARTIST FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS IN PROMOTION & MARKETING, RADIO, RETAIL DISTRIBUTION, PRODUCING PROJECTS AND MANAGEMENT, I HAD A GREAT TIME WORKING WITH THE PRODUCER FOR ALL MEN ROCK T.V. SHOW, ALL MEN ROCK BLOGTALK RADIO SHOW, WHICH HAD MAJOR RADIO AND T.V. DISTRIBUTION WORLDWIDE, MY MENTOR THE JOE CAPERS LEGACY DISABLED PRODUCER TO THE STARS DOCUMENTARY MOVIE IN WHICH WE ARE STILL WORKING ON IS SET TO BE RELEASED SOMETIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE, AND TERRY GREENE'S LIVE GOSPEL SHOW ON BLOGTALK RADIO, I LOVE WHAT I DO THIS IS THE REASON THAT I WAS REACHING OUT TO HELP SO MANY ARTIST NOW MY FULL FOCUS IS ON THE TERRY GREENE MACHINE LOOK OUT FOR THE BEST MUSIC ON THIS PLANET IT IS COMING SOON ON FA7ITH URBAN MUSIC OUR SINGLE MISSING YOU IS DOING VERY WELL ON THE CHARTS I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THREW THE YEARS. P. G. Entertainment Group / Fa7ith Urban Music Management, Major Media, Promotions, Marketing, Ministry, & Retail Distribution, Terry Greene Music Legend, Prophet, Founder, CEO Radio & TV Talk Show Host, Mag.Publisher, Author, The Fa7ith Tour, Bus: 770.731.8127 Text: 770.731.8127 Skype Name:pgentertainmenrgroup Email: prophetterrygreene@gmail.com www.terrygreenemusiclegend.com www.fa7ithmusicministries.yolasite.com www.facebook.com/greeneterr <http://www.facebook.com/greeneterry


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The multi-instrumentalist, Ron Handy, was born and reared in Montgomery, Alabama. He began playing guitar in grade school. In junior and senior high school, Ron began to concentrate primarily on Alto Saxophone and he participated in various county and state honor bands. During high school, Ron not only played in the marching, symphonic, and jazz bands, but he also arranged and composed music for these bands. This pivotal period in his life influenced Ron’s decision to pursue a career in music. After high school graduation, Ron enrolled in college at Alabama State University, where he earned a music degree with honors. Presently, Ron is employed at Alabama State University in the Department of Music. Ron has been the recipient of the ASU President’s Excellence Award and he was inducted into the Lanier High School Hall of Fame (his high school alma mater) for creative musicianship and service to the community. He has also received numerous other awards for music and for community service. Throughout his professional career, Ron has performed with or as the opening act for various jazz, pop/R&B and gospel stars including: Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum; Grammy Award winning vocalist Chrisette Michele; Outstanding a cappella group and 10 time Grammy Award winners Take 6;9 time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys; Platinum selling R&B vocalist Avant; jazz group Pieces of a Dream; vibraphonist Roy Ayers; vocalist Phyllis Hyman; trumpeter Tom Browne; saxophonist Najee; 9 time Grammy Award winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis; super producer/keyboardist George Duke; saxophonist George Howard; vocalist Rachelle Ferrell; vocal sensation and 2 time Grammy Award winner Patti Labelle; jazz keyboardist Joe Sample; 5 time Grammy Award winner and pop/rock/country/gospel hit maker B.J. Thomas; producer/drummer Norman Connors; gospel vocalist Lisa McClendon; gospel/jazz guitarist Roland Grissum; smooth jazz violinist Jerald Daemyon; Hit R&B/pop vocalist Peabo Bryson; father/son recording artists Eddie Levert (O’jays) & Gerald Levert and gospel recording star John P. Kee. Ron has also performed with and composed music for actress Bernadette Stanis (formerly known as “Thelma” from the hit TV show Christina Mims! “Good Times”), who is also skilled at writing poetry. A versatile musician with a love for different genres of music, Ron Handy has played gospel, classical, jazz and pop/R&B extensively. He has served as the musical director and/or woodwind/keyboard player for many theatrical productions including: “The Wiz”; “Dreamgirls”; “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope”; “Purlie”; “Ain’t Misbehavin’; “The Meeting” and many others. Ron has been featured on both local and national television, along with local and international radio. He has been featured on CNN and he was the “Artist of the Week” on the international radio program “Jazz From The City,” hosted by renowned jazz DJ Ken “Spider” Webb. Ron Handy has produced and performed on numerous recordings over the years. He has worked as a studio musician and engineer, as well as producer and arranger for several recording projects, including television theme songs and commercial jingles. Ron has released his own CDs, which include smooth jazz “covers” of the R&B group Jodeci’s “Forever My Lady” and jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves’ “Come In.” He has also recorded smooth jazz versions of other pop/R&B hits, including Brian McKnight’s “The Only One For Me”. Being a spiritual person who loves to give honor and praise to God, Ron released a CD of gospel favorites titled “Sign Me Up,” which has received heavy rotation and acclaim from radio stations and listeners alike. Gospel and “smooth jazz” stations also embraced a CD single titled “He’s Worthy”. Despite maintaining a demanding professional career, Ron enjoys taking the time to visit schools and churches to perform and talk to young people about music, life and career goals. Throughout the years, Ron has been blessed to perform for wide and diverse audiences. His versatility has allowed him to become one of the most sought after musicians in the southeast. Having been given the gift of music, Ron Handy thanks God and considers it a privilege and an honor to be able to share his music with others. !

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The Rhythmic Lounge: Was there an "aha" moment that made you say, "I want to be a musician"? Ron Handy: Coming from a musical household where everyone in the house played an instrument and/or sang definitely had an impact on me, but my “aha” moment came when I was in high school. I had a wonderful band director, Farrell Duncombe, who saw some potential in me and allowed me to go as far as I wanted to go under his guidance. I was the saxophone section leader and, as a teenager, was allowed to arrange musical selections and conduct them in rehearsals. The fire within me was raging once I stood in front of the band for the first time to conduct my very first marching band arrangement (laughs). Honestly, it didn’t turn out that great but Mr. Duncombe encouraged me to keep at it. I was so determined to practice that Mr. Duncombe asked the school principal if I could have a key to the band room. I think he was tired of me “bugging” him (laughs). His request was granted and I was able to practice in the band room at any time. I loved it and my desire to be a good musician (along with being a responsible young man) was of “high priority.”

TRL: You play several instruments! How did that come about? RH: Wow! That’s a good question! As I stated earlier, my family had instruments around the house all the time and it sparked my interest to see how each one operated. Several years ago I worked with John Gibbs, a fantastic musician who owns a music store here in Montgomery. Whenever I was in the store I would watch customers come in to purchase different instruments. To my surprise and amazement, John would demonstrate each instrument that was requested. I don’t mean “tinker” with it (smile). He could “really” play every instrument that he put his hands on…WELL (laughs). It was great for me to see a person do that and he was gracious enough to show me some techniques on different instruments. I was getting into multi-track recording at the time and I had to lay all of the tracks myself. Whew! During those days I didn’t have digital recorders to work with, so everything went to tape. It really helped my musicianship because I had to literally “perform” every part in its entirety. I continue to work like that now because I get a better feel for the music by actually “playing” the parts separately.”

TRL: Why was going to college and getting a degree in music important to you? RH: First of all, both of my parents are retired educators and going to college was always stressed to me, along with my siblings, as a way to position ourselves for a better life. I was so into music in high school that my mind was made up about having music as a major. I really wanted to learn everything that I could about music and possibly teach one day. My saxophone instructor in college, Dr. Laurence Hayes, played a major role in convincing me to soak up all of the knowledge that I could from him. Believe me, he had a wealth of knowledge and I was encouraged to go beyond my musical barriers. The music was so difficult that I would spend 4 to 6 hours a day working on various exercises. I once asked, “Why are you giving me such difficult pieces to learn?” I soon found out that he was planning to retire and I am now in his old office at Alabama State University. Talk about irony (smile). Attending college and getting a degree in music has been extremely beneficial to me. I owe a major debt of gratitude to all of my former teachers for the seeds that they’ve sown in me. May God bless them all!

TRL: You've performed numerous times as a solo act. How challenging is that? RH: That’s a great question! The solo act came about as the result of my maturing as a multi-instrumentalist and producer. I owe a lot of my decision to perform solo to Dr. George Shaw, a Long Beach, California based musician/producer/educator whom I met several years ago. He literally took me under his wing and instructed me on the “ins” and “outs” of studio recording. He’s a guru when it comes to studio gear and he’s an awesome trumpet player. Well, I had a performance coming up for a festival and was working so hard that I didn’t have time to pull a band together for rehearsals. I was about to cancel the engagement when Dr. Shaw says, “Do it yourself!” His statement changed everything for me and I began to perform with or without a band. I spent a great deal of time learning several tunes on a variety of instruments to enhance my “live” performances. Performing live with a band is wonderful and I enjoy that aspect tremendously. The challenge of performing “live” on a “track date” concert is that it requires a lot more energy. Since I’m performing the instrumental parts on the tracks, I always think about my energy level and which instrument(s) I will be playing “live” to keep things fresh and interesting. It’s truly a challenge, but I enjoy it!

TRL: Do you remember the first time you heard yourself on the radio? RH: Yes I do remember the first time I heard a selection that I’d recorded in the studio on the radio (laughs). Back in the day, I was always working on stuff (smile). A good friend of mine and music business mentor, Steve Myers, would always ask me… “Are you working on some material?” I would always say “yes” and he would tell me to get it to him as soon as I was done. After several months of asking the same question and getting the same answer from me, I reluctantly gave Steve a tape to check out over the weekend. I didn’t think it was ready, but he took it and returned it to me on the following Monday. He told me he liked it and I said “thanks, but I’ll finish it soon”. To my surprise, I was driving and listening to our campus radio station (WVAS FM 90.7) when I heard one of my selections on the radio. You see, Steve Myers was the station manager at the time and he’d copied the tape and put it on the air. I guess he was tired of “waiting on me” and decided I was ready (Laughs). As I think about it, I’m glad he did that. I would probably still be “getting ready” today (smile)! Thanks, Steve!

TRL: How did the interesting concept of the "Killing Me Softly" video on YouTube come about? RH: The “Killing Me Softly” track and video came about very quickly. The vocalist that I work with, Christina Mims, has always loved that song and wanted to perform it. I laid the instrumental tracks for her to rehearse with. She liked it and went on the computer to make sure she had all of the lyrics correct. We were not really intending to “record” the song at that time. It was really just a “fun” thing. She looked over the lyrics for a few minutes and said…”Hey, I want to lay some vocal tracks over what you’ve done.” She proceeded to lay the lead and the harmony tracks in one take each… top to bottom. Wow! As we were listening back to the performance Darrick Long (an ASU student) walked into my office and said… “I really like that and I have an idea.” Darrick takes his iPhone out of his pocket and says…”let’s make a video”! The footage on the iPhone was shot right then. As we listened to the lyrics of this great Charles Fox – Norman Gimbel composition, Darrick (along with his twin brother Eric) had a concept to convey a unique message through the video. The world recently commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March and State Senator Quinton Ross played the video for visiting dignitaries during their visit to Montgomery. The video was met with a rousing ovation of approval and we are all very proud to have been a part of it. We’ve received many positive emails and texts from around the world from those who have viewed the video on YouTube! Christina (a gifted vocalist) and Darrick (who also designed my website) are truly talented individuals and I love working with them. Thank you, TRL!

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Cassandra London is a rising singer/songwriter from the UK. Cassandra's long time passion for music has now rightfully fruited into a career choice as a result of Cassandra recently making the difficult decision to pursue her life long dream of becoming a successful performing artist. Within months of making appearances at London's top venues for unsigned artists, Cassandra landed the opportunity to perform at the world famous Jazz Cafe, with a jaw dropping performance. The activity gained the attention of Roots fm's Dj Gussy Roots and Stylee 'true colour sound' and vibes fm DJ who both played key roles in getting Cassandra London heard, she has 4 songs currently released and an EP 'is it too late' and 'Too Blessed' (STINGRAY productions) 'So Fresh' (T.O.L production) and the hit track 'Just Cool' ((Blessed B Muzik) senator b from vibes fm) Cassandra has performed at many different venues and events from Notting Hill Carnival 2013 to Mayfair Hotel, festivals etc Cassandra's first bookings were opening shows for Sandra Cross, Susan Cadogan, Winston Reedy, Carroll Thompson, John Mclean, Dennis Bovell, Sylvia Tella and Dawn Penn to name a few. Cassandra launched her ep on the 28th August 2014 at Brixtons Hootananny where she delivered an outstanding set wowwing the audience and leaving her name on everyones lips.....which led to popular demand that she be added to the line up at late notice to Sanchez and Etana show at the Troxy November 23rd 2014. In 2015 she has travelled up and down the country being booked to headline her own shows. She also has releases in house music with london based duo Ed Case & Dan Genal (State Unknown) with tracks 'Need 2 Know' & 'Giving Out Your Love' which have had airplay on mainstream radio. Cassandra's song with Flawless Order was played as an entrance song to the fight where Mitchell Smith won the world title which was aired on Sky's Boxnation and is due for release. Cassandra London has just entered year 2 into her career and has achieved great things managing herself, watch out for whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next! http://www.cassandralondon.com/ http://www.facebook.com/officiallycassandralondon

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BIG GREG Charlotte, NC Essince (TRL): Please introduce yourself: Big Greg: My Name is Big Greg. I’m a Hip Hop artist from Raleigh NC but I currently reside in Charlotte NC. I represent for the Carolinas (North & South) Essince (TRL): How long have you been doing music? BG: I have been doing music since I was a little boy. I was very musically inclined early on, my parents started a church and they didn't have anyone to play any instruments so I begin to teach myself how to play the drums, and played in the church for many years. In 2007, while in college, I was introduced to Hip Hop music. Me and a few guys began to hold punch line battles in the hallways of the dorm rooms. After many battles, I quickly became known as “PLK” (Punch Line Kid) in reference to my impressive punch lines. Essince (TRL): Who were your musical inspirations growing up? BG: I specifically remember seeing Snoop Dog on TV when I was a child. He made rapping look so easy and his style and timing couldn’t have been better. DMX, Fabolous & 50 Cent played major roles in my quest to pursue rapping. Fabolous punch lines always stood out, DMX style could never be duplicated and 50 Cent stole the game on his debut album. Now days I enjoy listening to Drake, J.Cole, Big Sean, and Lil Wayne. These artists all have different approaches to music but they all inspire me, there styles are crazy. I mean you can’t turn on the radio without hearing one of their songs. To know that these artist at one point of their careers, were in the same position as I am currently; gives me motivation to push forward in this industry. With that being said, I know my time is near because I’m positive that I create great music. Essince (TRL): How would you describe your sound? BG: A lot of people tell me that I have more of Drake style because I can create songs that are diverse and I even may attempt to make a song that has a smooth feel but has a catchy hook. I also can speed it up and drop a hot 16 with the best of them too. Hip Hop is constantly evolving and I believe my style fits the evolution. I like to keep people on their toes when it comes to my music. Just when you think you know my work, I will switch it up. My album “G4” that I’m currently working on will surprise allot of people. I have music that fits the south, east and west regions, it’s going to be huge. I was also able to crank out a club hit with my new single (Like A Stripper). The album will have a hit for everyone; I can’t wait to share it with everyone. Essince (TRL): What's the music scene like in Charlotte? BG: The Music scene in Charlotte is growing just as the population in Charlotte. I believe the industry is starting to take notice because this city is up and coming and could bring a new and fresh sound to the business. It also helps that the DJs around the city are open to play local music in clubs and potentially on the radio. There are several music venues to perform in Charlotte. The city hosts allot of open mics and venues that attract industry big names. I have performed in nearly every venue in the city. Essince (TRL): What are you currently working on and promoting? BG: I’m currently working on my fourth album titled “G4.” I have been investing all of my time on this album as well as promoting the first single (Like A Stripper). Several clubs have already in the area has added my new single into their rotations in addition to several Internet radio stations. The single is available for purchase on ITunes and Google Play. Essince (TRL): Where can we find you online? Any shoutouts? BG: You can definitely check my website (ww.biggregplk.com) and any social media or streaming platforms: YouTube, Spotify, Tidal, ITunes, Google Play, Reverbnation, DatPiff, Audio Mack, LinkedIn, and I even have a MySpace (lol). I would to first and foremost give a shoutout/thanks to the Lord, my family and my record label (Manifest Music). Everyone has held me down since day one and I'm grateful and blessed for it. Essince (TRL): How can fans get in touch with you online? BG: Please hit my up anytime on social media at: Facebook/biggregplk

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Joe Leonard & The Southern Soul Band Joe Leonard learned how to play the bass guitar at the age of 4, playing with his dad, while neighbors watched him the windows. His interest didn’t stop there. While playing for the church, Joe also learned to play drums and the organ. Though born in Port Lavaca, Texas, his family relocated to Detroit while Joe was still young. This proved to be beneficial in the young musician’s life. This move allowed Joe to spend countless hours in the presence of such Motown greats as Kicker Womack, Ben Baber (Jazz organist) Ronnie Sandelin, Jimmy Sterling (former Chairman of the Board) drummer, Norma Jean Bell, Shields of Faith (Gospel Quartet) Roosevelt Leaks and a host of others. Joe turned that exposure to such great artists into motivation. The Mark May Band (long running opening act for the renowned Allman Brothers) was a driving force behind where he is today. Mark provided encouragement and coaching. With May, Joe learned to express what he felt through his instrument. Joe has been afforded the opportunity to share the stage with Kicker Womack, Ben Baber, Ronnie Sandelin, Billy “Soul” Bonds (Scat Kat Kitty Kitty), Lady Aubrey, Georgi’O Green, Kenne Wayne, Andre Lee, and Jimmy Sterling. Joe Leonard and The Southern Soul Band (formerly known as The Blues Dudes) was formed in June 2012. Their debut CD, On The Way Up (released in 2013), featured such hits as Black Cat Bone and Come Here Baby. Now, Joe Leonard and The Southern Soul Band are back with their second CD, Mystery Lady, which was released on July 6, 2014. This anxiously awaited CD includes the newly released single, Let Me Talk To You Baby. For additional/booking information, contact: ernestleonard@att.net - 281-687-4190 Joe Leonard

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JC Camarillo

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Los Angeles, CA JC Camarillo, also known as JCmakeupMaster, is a versatile Makeup Artist with nearly half a decade of experience. Currently serving as faculty at Michael Vincent Academy in Los Angeles, JC shares his experience with many others who aspire to be professionals in the beauty industry. JC also loves to give back to the community by participating in charity events such as Fashion Shows, Social Media Giveaways and Surprise Complimentary Session to the handicap. In 2012 and 2015 JC took part in “The Fatini” a benefit event (Fashion Show) for Hospice in Ventura County. Social media giveaways have also been a great way to give back to the community for women who work hard for their families including the single mothers who rarely have time for themselves. JC has touched many hearts with his numerous surprise complimentary sessions to individuals who are handicap, living in convalescent homes. Providing small makeovers at events like “National Women’s Health Week” has been yet another way that JC has been able to give back to the community. Currently competing in the reality TV show competition “Battle of Beauty” JC has taken the first place for round one of season 1. His work will be featured in the production for PHAME XPO 2015 along with providing a live makeup demonstration to hundreds of attendees on the main stage. Continuing to expand his career JC has began to work on set with productions such as Music Videos, Television Shows, and National Campaigns. As a self taught Makeup Artist, JC has gained the respect of many talented professionals in the industry. His work has been featured on some of the biggest accounts on Instagram including but not limited to: @Vegas_Nay, @Wakeupandmakeup. With no surprise JC has gained nearly 15,000 followers through his social media accounts, which continue to grow daily. As a diverse makeup artist JC has wowed the public with his excellence in; Natural, Bridal, Soft and Heavy Glamour, Fantasy and Drag Makeup Applications. Launching his 2015 teaching tour, named “Makeup Masters”, JC will be hosted at Schools and Learning Centers in Santa Paula CA, Houston TX, Orange County CA, Bakersfield CA and is adding many more cites. “Everyone Deserves to Feel Beautiful” is the slogan of JC and he truly believes in it. ! ! ! !

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Album Reviews Blue Flame AKA Treyology- My Life My Story My Hood by Patrick Ross

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★ ★ ★ 1/2

Trevon L. Rubbins also known by his rap name “Blue Flame” or his R&B moniker Treyology is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor, born in Lafayette, LA and raised in Galveston and Houston, Texas. Growing up without a father figure in the streets and projects of Oleander Homes in Galveston, but anchored by strong family ties and the church kept him out of harms way and the temptations of street and thug life. When his family moved to Houston to try and provide more opportunities for a then teenaged Trevon, just as many temptations as opportunities abounded. But his mother kept him grounded, productive, and provided a foundation for building a successful career, he was able to prevail over the pitfalls of the streets. Mentored by Gospel singer Frank Caldwell who coached him as a vocal teacher and tapped by his church pastor to speak to youth involved in gangs. He has traveled throughout Ohio in many outreach programs in prisons to spread a message of hope using his own life story as a testament of the possibilities to rise above the life of the streets and gangs. In between his career as an actor both in film and television he has been working on a debut album entitled “My Life My Story My Hood” which is also the title track streamed on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/1YjXD7EZscUghNlxUJrAC8. The official website to get the album is www.grindnowhustlelater.com For Bookings contact manager Cindy Debysingh (954) 444-9926 treyology3@yahoo.com


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