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Editor's Note You’ll notice lots of changes in this edition as we decided it was time to take our own advice and brighten up our look. The music entertainment and style pages are snazzier than ever and we’ve introduced a new page in entertainment, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.  This month, our cover star is the lovely Emine SARI. We speak with award-winning women in the US to understand what it takes to be a success. What makes Emine different from other artists is the fact that she recruits an arsenal of songwriters and only performs her own compositions. Bringing those tracks to life, she has worked with a roll call of A-list producers. Needless to say, Emine has a promising career ahead and will continue to release tracks that are personal and relatable. To stay up to date on all things Emine Sari, head on over to page 37! We future a lot of truly amazing and inspiring artists! Nothing But You Nicky with her newest single LIPS, Mulligan with a funny interview, Harmony Drive, The 3 Heads band and so much more… Victoria Secret’s Summer 2017 collection is here and its bohemian spirit makes it ideal clothing for high-style summer holidays.  14

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EXCLUSIVE Interview With Multi-Platinum Award Winning Composer / Sound Designer / Mixer Engineer Joel Evenden

Joel is a multi-platinum winning engineer and producer with scores of legendary artists including Eric Clapton, Lara Fabian, Rod Stewart, Craig Armstrong, Lily Allen, B.B. King, and Norman Jay, just to name a few. Growing up in London during the influential rock scene of the 90’s, Joel began his musical career as a guitarist with a keen interest in music production. He eventually connected with Olympic Studios, where he has become the respected world-class producer, mixer, and recording engineer he is today. When the studio was closed/sold he started getting more into music for commercials and movies… We were lucky enough to get the chance to talk to him. Check out his answers to our questions below!

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How did you get started in the music and entertainment industry? When I was a kid I got really into computers, that was my hobby, but one day I went to a friends house to borrow a video, remember those? He had this white Strat copy, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever, I pretty much ran home to sell my computer to buy one. For the next 10 years, I played guitar any way I could, wedding bands, student bands, writing songs, I remember using a 4 track tape recorder to make demos, and as computers began to get more capable I started using those. You started to work at the famous Olympic Studios how and why did that come about? I was at music college in Brighton, I was lucky in that a family friend had a contact at Olympic, I asked if I could do some work experience and rather than the usual tea boy thing that usually happened, they set me up with a job transferring old cassette demo tapes onto hard disk, I was given hundreds of recordings!  İt took all my spare time from college to get through it, months I think! but everyone got used to me being around and started asking me to help with other things, so I naturally became part of the team. Your status is mix engineer/producer, songwriter; that’s a full package; However, what’s your preference, working in your studio (engineering, producing and mixing tracks for release) or getting out there with Music composition for Film & Video? Right now I think the variety is my preference, I learn things working on film and tv that I find apply to mixing music, and vica versa, for example recording and mixing voice overs for adverts has affected my approach to preparing singers vocals before we get mixing, and sound design has helped me with atmospheric elements in a song,  you never ever stop learning with this stuff. What could great-sounding recording do for an artist’s career? The song is, of course, the most important thing, no doubt about it, a great sounding recording is what frames it and makes it presentable, so that’s really where production comes in, and your job  is helping an artist get their specific idea out of their own head and into a format that everyone can enjoy. You’ve had an incredible career so far, what are the highlights? I think that first period between being a student and actually become part of the Olympic family was very special, I was meeting all these amazing people, it was really like a dream come true. I remember as a studio assistant I’d watch the big boys mixing on the SSL consoles, you had to stay out of the way really, but I’d pick up on some things, one day I was assisting  John Leckie on a mix,  as I peered over the edge of the console in Studio 2 he looked at me and said “There’s no point  watching me, you can only learn this by doing it yourself!” Then there were always those magical moments during recording sessions when the orchestra transformed a chorus, or a fantastic guitar solo came out of nowhere, but really the best thing is being able to make friends and work and learn from so many different talented people from all over the world. You’ve worked with artists such as Eric Clapton, Lara Fabian, Rod Stewart… Is it difficult to deal with superstars? Not at all, it’s usually a pleasure, I mean you need to be very well prepared, and by that I mean pretty much prepared for anything! and you need to be able to judge people’s moods, but all of the real pros I know are confident in their own ability and that of their team, also it’s usually well budgeted and well organised, so you end up living in a bit of an artist focused bubble for a while but it’s usually a lot of fun and a rewarding experience. What is the centerpiece of your studio at the moment? My own studio is based around a Pro Tools HD rig hooked up to my SSL X-Desk which is a fantastic summing mixer and center section, I’d hate to be without it,  combined with a few bits of outboard it really gives me a great analog sound and a speedy digital workflow. Any message you want to give to your fans? Or offer any services or offers of collaboration with others? Always happy to hear about interesting projects so feel free to get in touch via my website  www.joelevenden.com 24


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LIGHTWORKER: AMMOYE’S RADIANT MELTING POT REGGAE RETURNS ON THE LIGHT Through struggles and setbacks, Jamaican-Canadian singer and songwriter Ammoye always heard a voice inside, reminding her of her worth. Now, she’s become that voice, spreading a message of uplift, love, and spirit to the world on The Light, the 3x Juno Nominated latest album (out June 29, 2017). “I call myself a soul rebel,” a theme she explores on the album’s song of the same title. “It’s about following your soul path, the path of your higher self. This is especially important for black women, who are told they are less than, that they don’t matter. I follow my inner voice, my intuition.”

Intuition led her to a spiritual awakening several years ago, and took her back to her native Jamaica to seek out collaborators and producers for her songs. Ammoye tapped both beloved reggae elder statesmen like Sly Dunbar and Donovan Germain and fresh newcomers like the funky Kingston producer duo Natural High Music. Drawing on the sounds she grew up with (gospel, along with roots reggae) and those she heard as young woman in Toronto, The Light also embraces electro-pop moments (“Are You Ready?”) and R&B (“Salvation-Redemption”). “I use my own experience to push my writing. My music has a message of love,” says Ammoye. “I want to inspire women and girls to find that sense of love and light within themselves, not outside themselves. I want to share the messages I have gotten, the healing I’ve received. I hope people find that in the music.” Ammoye was raised by her grandmother in Jamaica, and her strength and resilience inspire the young musician to this day. She grew up singing at church, later starting a gospel group once she came to Canada, Sisters in Christ.

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Yet she also organized fellow artists into a collective and collaborated broadly in her new home. Her sound blended the soulfulness of Jamaica with the edge of drum & bass, the sinewy grooves of R&B. She sang with Michael Buble, with the rock band the Arkells. She won fans and awards, including several nods from the Junos, Canada’s answer to the Grammys. In these divisive, troubling times, Ammoye’s music shines with an alternative, one forged equally on Jamaica and in Toronto’s melting pot. “There’s a lot of dark energy right now, and the powers that be have a lot to do with that. I feel I’m a lightworker,” reflects Ammoye. “I want to share the voice in my heart, and what that means for me is always holding the light wherever I go. It’s about love, unity consciousness, empowerment and positiveness. The light represents me, and I rise up to that.”

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Ryan Atkins Releases R&B Breakup Song, “Don’t Ask” It’s that breaking point of a relationship where you are just over it when it is beyond repair. Soulful R&B singer, Ryan Atkins, approaches the subject with such grace on her new single “Don’t Ask”. As in don’t ask me where I’m going, don’t ask me where I’ve been, because it’s not your business anymore. “Don’t Ask” allows us to follow her as she celebrates her new-found freedom away from a low-down cheating man. Though their living situation is still very messy, the friction makes for a compelling story that is masterfully executed by Ryan! The song shows a light at the end of the tunnel as Ryan Atkins looks forward to brighter days as an independent woman! Download the single iTunes today! www.ryanismyname.com

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THE 3 HEADS - 'GENIUS' THE 3 HEADS have a sound that’s difficult to pin down. In one aspect, it’s because they continued to change on their last album, GENIUS, and in another it’s because all 3 members play with a fluid nature. Snaking around each other’s parts as well as the parameters of the genres they straddle so well, there’s a delicate balance at work that requires them to leave an uncertain air of

The 3 Heads are an acoustic rock/pop group that focuses its collective talent on straightforward songwriting. As you will hear, or have already heard, all of the songs vary in style and range from power-pop songs to mid-tempo grooves to soulful mellow ballads. The one constant that resonates throughout both their CD and live shows is their use of vocal melodies and harmonies that always seem to carry an undeniable hook, regardless of what “style” of song it is. Also, each song’s simple structuring and lyrical rhythm possesses a unique and yet familiar sound for the listener. This quality is what makes the music both easy to initially listen to and addictive as one discovers the many different sounds of The 3 Heads.

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INCANTATION FOR HOPE: SONIA AIMY’S PASSION FOR AFROPOP, JAZZ, AND A BETTER FUTURE LIGHT UP HER NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT, NIGERIAN SPIRIT

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T he dream wouldn’t leave singer Sonia Aimy alone. She was in a family compound, teaching young people to sing and dance. Whenever their movements and sounds reached the right place, when their trance went deep enough, the ground beneath their feet would burst into flame, a moment she recounts in the song “Voices of Orisa.” “I shared this idea with [Nobel Prize-winning playwright] Wole Soyinka,” explains Aimy. “He told me not to be afraid of the message. I knew I had to sing it.” This conviction and vision animate Nigerian Spirit (release date: June 16, 2017), the resulting blend of a childhood in Nigeria, a busy career in jazz and

Yet Italy also left its mark on the singer and songwriter. “The Italian feel

theater in Italy, and a new life in Ontario, where in addition to her

in my music lies in metaphor. How metaphorically they write about love

performing career, she is launching a new line of jewelry and apparel

and life; it’s influenced me a lot,” muses Aimy. “They have a way of

inspired by her travels. Aimy reflects on her heritage, using the Italian

writing about things metaphorically, not directly.”

penchant for romantic metaphor and a globetrotting sonic palette to express

Aimy’s career in Italy eventually centered on the theater, and she found

her hopes for her native land and for Africa as a whole.

herself touring relentlessly with theater companies, as well as creating her own works for the stage. On the road, she would often jot down small

Despite dire situations, the struggles she pays tribute to in pieces like “A

ideas, snatches of melody that she later developed into full-fledged

Dream for Somalia,” Aimy paints a portrait on Spirit designed to move and

songs. One, a little riff with syllables Aimy turned into “Chotima,” had

inspire, with interlocking grooves and jazz flair, in multiple languages. Its

more meaning than Aimy expected. An artist friend originally from

part of what Aimy feels is the heart of Nigerian culture. “No matter the

Gabon came to visit and heard Aimy sing a line. To Aimy’s shock, she

situation, we’re all responsive people. The poorest person will still manage to

exclaimed: “You’re singing in my language! This is my language!” They worked together on lyrics, and the song to a soulmate was born.

make you laugh. You have to try to tell the story in a positive way. It may be dramatic, but you will still laugh because of the narrative style. That’s the key.

Yet for all the positive emotion and metaphorical musings, Nigerian

That’s the thread that draws it all together.”

Spirit flows directly from Aimy’s concern and rage at what she sees in her homeland, in Africa, in the world. “This album draws on my anger

Aimy grew up steeped in professional music and dance, as her mother was a

about what’s happened in Africa,” says Aimy. “It captures my rage about

performer in a prominent cultural group in Benin City, Aimy’s hometown in

Boko Haram, about the war in places like Somalia. Ever since I started my

Nigeria. She would watch her mother rehearse, learning the songs and

career, I rarely had a break from the stage, from touring, from

movements. She became the youngest chorister in the local Catholic church

networking. When I did, I connected more to people, to the news, to the world and these crises. I started to feel such anger.”

choir, opening the world of notated Western music. “My music now is a combination of the experience with gospel music, as well as the traditional

She saw what befell her fellow Africans on the waters of the

music of my people and my formal training,” explains Aimy, a sound evident

Mediterranean and wrote “Lampedusa,” a tribute to those drowned at sea

on songs like “Ase.” “In Edo music, you have room for improvisation. There

as they tried to reach Italy and a better life in Europe. Her anger resolves

are lots of runs, call, and response, solos. It’s very powerful.”

into potent calls to move forward, calls her fans from across the continent have heard. When Aimy performed “A Dream for Somalia” as

This combination’s power dawned on Aimy once she arrived in Torino, Italy

part of a community event in Toronto, many in the audience wanted to

at music school. A teacher turned her on to the work of Mahalia Jackson,

hear it in their own language. They translated the words for the singer, and she learned to sing them.

which in turn led to a serious interest in jazz. “When I first went to the school and was told my vocal style was more jazzy, that studying that style would

What remains the same, regardless of place or language, is the spirit, the

help me, I was skeptical,” she recalls. “Then I listened to Mahalia Jackson.

images that spark hope. “When you write something, it’s a shadow that

Sometimes I’d really feel myself through her. I thought this could be me. I’d

overwhelms you. It brings out an image,” reflects Aimy. “It’s like a womb

think of the songs I sang back home. I really related to the spirit of her work,

that brings something new into the world.”

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HALLE BERRY, SPARKS PREGNANCY RUMORS, CONFUSES TWITTER USERS Is Halle Berry pregnant? That’s the question many people are asking after the 50-year-old actress posed Saturday at the 16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles. Berry, dressed in a sequin-covered dress, silver jacket and matching strappy heels, posed for photographers with her hands on and around her stomach. Twitter users quickly reacted to the photos, questioning whether the actress is pregnant and who the father of the child might be. A representative for Berry told Page Six Monday that the actress is not expecting. “It is completely untrue. She is not pregnant,” the rep said.

ARIANA GRANDE’S ‘ONE LOVE MANCHESTER’ BENEFIT CONCERT ARIANA GRANDE RETURNS TO MANCHESTER TO HONOR VICTIMS WITH BENEFIT Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester, England, with an energetic, allstar concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city nearly two weeks ago. Grande was emotional and teary-eyed throughout the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, which the British Red Cross said it raised more than £10 million ($13 million) for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, created for those affected by the attack at Grande's May 22 show. She closed the three-hour-plus event with a cover of "Over the Rainbow," crying onstage at the song's end as the audience cheered her on. "Manchester, I love you with all of my heart," Grande said before the performance, and just after singing "One Last Time" with Miley Cyrus, Pharrell and more of the show's performers standing behind her in solidarity. Grande enlisted some of music's biggest names for the benefit concert, including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher. The One Love Manchester concert aired across the globe. Other performers included Little Mix, Niall Horan, Imogen Heap and Victoria Monet.

WILL.I.AM HITS BACK AT CLAIMS ON TWITTER will.i.am DENIES Fergie Has Left The Black Eyed Peas June 2nd, various media outlets ran a story taking quotes from Will’s recent interview with UAE entertainment news magazine “Ahlan!”, claiming the London Bridge singer had quit the band. will.i.am appears to dispute the claims. Taking to Twitter, Will wrote “Lies…” “@Fergie is focusing on #DoubleDutchess & @BEP is doing #MastersOfTheSun…That doesn’t mean @fergie is out of the group #BEP4ever” Will.i.am also says the band is “proud” of Fergie and that she wants to focus on her own music.

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CHARLOTTE BELLAMY WHO PLAYS ASHLEY’S WIFE LAUREL THOMAS ON THE SOAP ALSO WON AN AWARD FOR HER HEARTBREAKING SCENES OF GRIEF. EMMERDALE THEN WON THE AWARD FOR BEST SOAP, ROUNDING OFF THEIR BIG WIN TO SIX AWARDS.

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SINGER SONGWRITER Emine SARI is an an Awards winning Turkish musician that has a very colorful and beautiful life story. She began to teach herself the piano and study foreign languages as a young child because she loved music from different cultures and regions of the world. What makes Emine different from other artists is the fact that she recruits an arsenal of songwriters and only performs her own compositions.

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"Her ability to sing and write in six different languages makes her very versatile and a global star." -Bravestar Entertainment Singer/songwriter Emine SARI has worked hard to try and fulfill her dream of becoming an internationally recognized artist. She has already become a huge success in Japan. After moving to the country, due to health issues, and entering on the Japanese equivalent of American Idol and was the only foreign singer to make it all the way to the finals. Emine is no ordinary singer-songwriter. Her style may be hard to pin down in genre or type. Since her debut was released in 2008, Emine has won and been nominated for countless awards. 38


COVER STORY Emine Sari is for real. Not just another pretty face. She is one talented woman. She tells a story with every song, and she tells it in many languages too! Emine’s songs are a mix of jazz, blues, and pop, with roots ethnic interpretations, also included in her unusual repertoire. Most people experience a wide range of emotions in their lives, and it is exciting, moving and engaging to encounter songs that mirror their feelings. Emine Sari has the sensibility and the musical talent to deliver these songs. Her music releases evidence the continuing broadening of the emotional range that her voice can convey. Jazz has always combined the capacities for a deep appreciation of the past and openness to new directions. Emine Sari has  captured those qualities  on “Who Are You”.

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TMN MAGAZINE You can very rarely go wrong with Emine Sari. On her offerings, you get her smooth, yet smoky and sultry vocals. You get her wise playing; practically every ingredient needed for Magic is here and magic is indeed what you get. Not much else needs to be said. Established fans will already know what she’s about and I guess all interested parties need know is that if you’re looking for a relaxing but inspirational vocal pop-jazz or even ethnic performance, you need to look no further. You might also want to check out some of her other recordings like “Why” (Russian), “Welcome To Bursa” (Arabic), “Seni Ozmelek” (Turkish) or “I Changed My Mind” all of which I think are brilliant.

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But it’s on the cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” and on “Who Are You” that Emine Sari displays her jazzy influences. She continues to stay among the top female vocalists performing today, with her understated elegance of phrasing, her piano playing, and her sapient interpretation of the music she loves. Emine’s voice is lush and her arrangements are superb. A singer knows, it’s all in the delivery, and Emine can really deliver her lyrics with passion. She is a must for anyone who loves easy listening music.  For me, Emine’s musical catalog has got the perfect balance of sweet songs and upbeat rhythms and it all just flows. There’s nothing better than a collection of songs that flows effortlessly. Besides her smooth and sultry voice, her technical ability on piano surpasses many female players out there, and her groove within the different song arrangements she performs on, is always in the pocket. She displays more and more versatility with every recording she releases. And “Who Are You” is no exception to the rule.

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List of awards and nominations received by Emine SARI:  2008 – Best Of Singer'08 – JAPAN, Finalist (Best Of Singer 2008 Japan) 2011 – "I Changed My Mind" - Best Female Singer / Best POP Song – Nominated (The Peoples Music Awards UK) 2012 -  "WELCOME TO BURSA" Song Award Bronze - WON / Video Award Silver WON ‘I CAN FLY’ Song Award BRONZE Won / Video Award Silver Won (BEAT100 US) 2013 – ‘WHO ARE YOU’ BEST UNSIGNED ACT – WON (MP3 MUSIC AWARDS UK) 2013 – ‘CREEP' – Best COVER Song / WON ( The Akademia Music Awards LA ) 2014 - SOCIAL MEDIA'S BEST MUSIC  / Nominated ( The Shorty Awards NY)       YOUTUBESTAR / Nominated ( The Shorty Awards NY) 2015 - THE SHORTY AWARD FOR SOCIAL MEDIA'S BEST MUSICIAN / Finalist  2017 - LIPS  Best Blues Song  / WON (AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARDS) 

“Emine, with her enveloping and sensual voice, shows us her interpretation that without a doubt was chosen by some of the great artists.” — UNFASHIONABLE MALE


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH EMINE SARI We were quite impressed with her unique blend of pop, jazz and swing. And her jazzy pop rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” was easily one of the most original covers we’d ever heard.  Naturally, we were curious about this fascinating artist and wanted to know more.  And so Jeremiah Foster immediately set about interviewing her…


"Acting is another passion of mine." 3 things you like/ 3 things you dislike. LIKE: Sing in front of thousands of people Play piano Babies DISLIKE: Sing in front of the mirror Neighbor's loud music Negative people What motivates you in your career? I've always been motivated by my family. Without them, I'm nothing. One thing that I say to myself is "be good all the time". I motivate myself by saying I can always improve, which actually makes a difference. I always want to be number 1. I always say to myself that I can't afford to fail.

I understand that you speak six different languages. Do you find it easy to learn new languages or is it difficult? I would think you must have a natural gift for learning languages to be able to speak that many. You need to trust that your brain will learn. As long as you are motivated enough and enjoy what you are doing, you will succeed. Just don’t expect to be fluent in any language over night. It takes time, but it is all worth it. Music and singing have made a huge difference in my language learning progress! Learning the lyrics of a song helps you expand your vocabulary and teach you some slang/typical phrases. Singing can actually help you reduce your foreign-sounding accent! I think music is a great way to learn a language – it doesn’t feel like work at all. Have you written songs in all of the languages that you know? Yes, sure. I started to learn foreign languages for my desire to sing and write foreign songs… I think, that when you’re writing in a language you don’t ordinarily speak, you’re more likely to find creative ways of aligning the words. It is just so much easier for me to make something make sense in English or Russian, for example. 43


How did you get the idea to do a jazz cover version of “Creep” by Radiohead? I fell in love with Radiohead’s “Creep” the first time I heard it! What is your favorite Radiohead album? I love them all. Except for Pablo Honey, I guess. But OK Computer is the one I probably go back to the most. Who is your favorite artist? I like to take a few styles and smash them together to create my own sound, with inspiration coming from Amy Winehouse songs, Tom Jones energy, Celine Dion vocals, Bonnie Tylor vibes... There's just too many of them! Whose idea was it to open the lyric video for “Who Are You” with your social networking sites and Tweets? My idea:) How widely used are social networking sites in general in Turkey? Many Turkish people own computers, and most couldn’t imagine being without one. Also, younger people (age 16-34) now account of for the largest growth sector for tablet computers as well. What are the most popular social networking sites in Turkey? Instagram and Twitter seem to be the most popular microblogging services in Turkey. Facebook, a very popular social networking Web site also YouTube. We don’t have other sites like Vkontakte or Livejournal in Russia or Mixi in Japan.

"I make music to make people happy! When I record music I always think about my fans. I appreciate the positive responses from my fans." Have you released any songs in Turkish?  If not, do you have any plans to do so? Yes, I have some songs I released before and I will include one Turkish song to my next album too! You released your single, “Who Are You,” and the video did very well.  When will you be releasing new songs?  Are you recording a full-length album?  Tell us about your upcoming music. I’ll be releasing a new single in a few months and we keep working on finishing up the songs for NOTHING BUT YOU new album to be released next year! We are working on new CD with great producers from UK and Turkey and we are planning to record at The Abbey Road Studios in the UK. 44


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What motivates you in your career? I've always been motivated by my family. Without them, I'm nothing. One thing that I say to myself is "be good all the time". I motivate myself by saying I can always improve, which actually makes a difference. I always want to be number 1. I always say to myself that I can't afford to fail. Ever thought in your career to give up music? The way I am going is stony and difficult (especially as a woman)!There are a lot of highs and lows and I am always asking the questions: "Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Am I too old?" and all the other things. Now I am getting closer to my dreams,but sometimes slower than I would like!! But I NEVER think that is going to stop me. Music will always be a driving force in my life...I will never give up! It's true that when you feel you should give up, it would be the worst thing you could do! "If you had the chance to listen to my music you can understand that I don't write my songs in just one style. Sometimes it's rock (this time I want to be loud and I want people to hear me), sometimes pop (this time I try to explain maby one of my experience) and sometime it's kind of blues/ jazz/ soul (my last emotions about my life)."

"Music is my heart, my therapy, my release, my passion, and connected to my parents, who sadly are no longer with me! If I didn't have the music, I would not be here right now. It helped me out during a hard time. I love to show people new songs because it truly becomes a part of their life. If you listen to my music, you can see me: you can see my heartbreaks, my happiness, my inside jokes, my memories, the people that I love... So I don't like to talk about who I am, you can understand all from my music!"


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Do you have a secret hobby? Making MUSIC

Who are you listening to right now? NOTHING BUT YOU, Nicky Any advice for upcoming artists? BELIEVE. WORK HARD. DREAMS COME TRUE!

Thank you for taking the time to do this. We are looking forward to hearing more music from you! Thank YOU! And I want to thank the readers of TMN Magazine for reading my interview, and showing interest in me. That means so much!

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HARMONY DRIVE ‘BE THERE’ June 16th 2017 marks another great step in the musical journey and career of Harmony Drive, the Norwegian band who is becoming more famous as time goes by. Harmony Drive is a band that always manages to strike the right balance between music and lyrics, with that unique mixture of the popular pop, rock and alternative genres. Lars Erik Schjerpen, Andre Myhren and Vidar Braun, have certainly done a good job in joining up as a band as

The music video for ‘Be There’ is available on YouTube as well as on the website for Harmony Drive fans to listen to. The song will also be made available for followers of the band on social media platforms. The video was produced by Andre Myhren and Vlad Pullarca.

the result can be heard and felt in their great songs.

The music video was filmed in beautiful locations in Norway

Since their last single, they have been working hard on other

and in Subic bay in the Philippines, featuring the members of

songs as well as a number of performances, and they are now going to release their latest and one of the most powerful singles yet, ‘Be There’.

the band and surfer/model/tv host Mona Lisa Neuboeck who is impersonating the sweetheart of the romantic message in this song. The song was recorded in Denver, Colorado with

‘Be There’ has a romantic message which is being delivered in a

the help of producer Rich Veltrop and Dave Elitch (Mars

rather haunting way since as soon as you hear the song you are bound to keep singing along with it as it has that very special and unique imprint on one’s mind, and ear. With a very good sound from the musical element, which blends really well with the voice of the main singer, this song is one of those songs that you will want to hear over and over again. The three members of the band have definitely managed to do a great job in both the vocals and the music, and part of the allure of this song lies in their passion for acoustic music which is impeccably combined with the pop genre.

Volta) on drums. For those who would like to dedicate a romantic song for their girlfriend, wife or partner, without being excessively poetic and boring ‘Be There’ is definitely a great choice. The words of the song are romantic, but with the vocals combined with the acoustic and pop music, it really leaves a nice effect. Pleasurable to listen to, and definitely very catchy, ‘Be There’ is surely going to be another hit for Harmony Drive. Facebook: harmonydrivemusic

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INTERVIEW HARMONY DRIVE Hailing from Norway, Harmony Drive is one of those rare bands who excel at defying all your expectations. By taking a look at this bunch of Scandinavian metalheads, you'd expect thundering riffs, earthquake drums and brutal vocals, but there is a twist: The guys in the band are equally as fond of folk, indie, alt-pop and Americana, and they aren't afraid to show their mellow side and create catchy music with integrity. Harmony Drive's debuted in 2014 with an acclaimed album that received heavy rotation and praise internationally, helping the band win over fans from countries as diverse as the US and the Philippines. Today, the band is ready to unleash a brand new single, "See You". The song was recorded with drummer Dave Elitch, known for his work with The Mars Volta, Juliette Lewis and more. The band also worked with legendary producer Richard J Veltrop, who was at the helm of incredible records by Rage Against The Machine, Tom Petty or Ozzy Osbourne, among others. We recently spoke to Harmony Drive about the band’s music, inspirations, and their future… Check it out below. Tell us a bit about yourselves, Is there a story behind your band name Harmony Drive? Harmony Drive was formed by, Lars Erik Schjerpen (vocals/piano/guitar), Andre Myhren (guitar), and Vidar Braun (bass/supporting vocals. We formed the band in Oslo, Norway in 2012 after finding out that we loved to play acoustic music and jam together. We called the band Harmony Drive since we love colorful harmonies and experimenting with different chord structures. How and when did you get started in the music and music industry? We started playing together in the Norwegian metal band called Bulk in 2004.  It was very funny to play metal and we still have a passion for that music. In 2012 we felt very natural to start a project playing more acoustic music, so we formed Harmony Drive. How would you describe your music, unique sound to those who have yet to listen and appreciate your creative talent? We try to blend all our musical influences in the songs we write and make beautiful songs that we want to listen to ourselves. Our debut album contains songs that combine beautiful harmonies, grunge vocals, jazzy chord structures and tons of el guitars. We recommend our music to people who like bands like Beatles, Neil Young, Beach Boys, Alice in Chains and Steely Dan. You’ve got a strong presence on social media, which is your favorite platform to connect with fans? (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) We actually suck on social medias, but we’re learning day by day. Facebook is probably the media we know best and that's the media we connect with fans on. 50


Tell us about what you’ve got planned for the rest of 2017? We will be launching our newest single ‘See You’. This new track will be launched on the 30th of September along with its music video. The music video was being filmed in Denver, Colorado. We’re also shooting a new music video in the Philippines as we speak. It's for our second new single “Be there”. “Be there” will be released sometime later this year. We hope to play a lot of gigs in 2016 and we’re planning a lot of touring in 2017.

You work so hard and you’re clearly very passionate about your career, what’s fun for you outside of music? We love to travel and meet new people. We’ve been very fortunate to meet a lot of fantastic people on our tours, so we love to travel and catch up with them. Any message you want to give to your fans and future fans out there? Or offer any services or offers of collaboration with others? We would like to thank everyone that buys or stream our music. And all the people that are supporting us! A special thanks go to all our friends in the Philippines who made it possible for us to tour there. We’re coming back soon! 51


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few years with Mulligan inviting Fale down to his local town of Tauranga to talk business and share stories. When asked what they talked about Mulligan said “just a whole lot of things really, Fale was bringing New Japan Wrestling to New Zealand for the first time ever so we talked and shared ideas regarding that among other things” Fast Forward to this January Sean released his first song called Swipe Her, which got a lot of attention including getting noticed by radio host Dom Harvey of The Edge morning show “Yea was pretty overwhelming to be honest, especially when Dom from the Country’s biggest radio show

Sean Mulligan and Fale Simitaitoko better known as Tattooed Mulligan and Bad Luck Fale respectively have been mates since 2013. Initially, on Twitter, Mulligan began talking to Fale about the wrestling business which Fale is a huge superstar in, applying his craft for New Japan Pro Wresting. They would finally meet in 2014 when Fale was back in New Zealand for a well-deserved break from a tour of Japan.

Mulligan admitted “He’s such a cool dude, so is his wife Jay-Jay, the whole experience of getting interview and my song being played was amazing, I’m so grateful” The song also got the attention of Fale who is a fan of all types of music says Mulligan “I messaged Fale to see if he wanted to catch up for lunch afterwards as I had an idea I wanted to put past him, well that idea turned into a project that kept me pretty busy the last 3 plus months” Mulligan says “I had the idea of getting him on a song called Bad Luck, basically me talking to him about bad nights out I have had with different girls.” Mulligan goes on to say how he struggled to find a suitable beat that would fit with the conversation verses. “that was bloody difficult, as I’m not a singer nor is Fale so to make a beat that fits in was hard.” Using his social media prowess Mulligan messaged a Japanese female singer that agreed singer the chorus as long as she was not credited for it. “she’s totally shy” laughs Mulligan “she’s a cool chick who I have known for awhile and her voice is amazing, she was happy as to help me out.”

Listening to this song there are a few things that come to mind firstly the beat and timing of everything comes off nicely, the song is totally catching and lastly, there isn’t a shadow of a doubt that Mulligan has had some BAD LUCK with the ladies.

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Q&A: TATTOOED MULLIGAN Mulligan opens up about his style,  favorite Spice Girl, and more...

HOW OLD ARE YOU? 28 years young :) DO YOU SING WHILE TAKING BATH? No but sometimes I sing when having a crank :p HOW MANY TIMES DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO A SONG THAT YOU LOVE BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY HATE IT INSTEAD? Usually start hatting a song when the radio station I listen to starts playing it 50 times during the day

WHAT'S THE FUNNIEST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE WHEN YOU WERE REALLY BORED? Streaked naked through at my rugby teams season if year celebrations when everyone had there family there.  HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SCROLL THROUGH FACEBOOK BEFORE GIVING UP? Couple of minutes although depends if any hot girls have put up any new photos up then it can take significantly longer. WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE SPICE GIRL? Emma Bunton, would give her the bloody best 30 seconds of her life lol

Don't think any of my followers would be surprised with anything I do or listen to if they follow my blog. Hmmm I do like a bit of Britney Spears. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND AND STYLE FOR SOMEONE WHO MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF YOU? Music you could get up and dance to, with a sprinkle of funny stories added into the mix. WHO ARE SOME OTHER PRODUCERS OR MUSICIANS THAT YOU LOOK UP TO? PRODUCER OR ARTIST YOU’D LIKE TO WORK WITH? I look up to fellow kiwi Lorde, she has done what no other New Zealand musician has done. I'm open to working with anyone and as you can see by my latest track Bad Luck with pro wrestler The Underboss, I can make music with anyone willing to give it a go :)

FINALLY, AND THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT, SO PLEASE PAY ATTENTION WHAT DO YOU THINK CATS DREAM ABOUT? killing their human masters

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Nothing But You Release New Single “LIPS” by Michele Mendez

Nothing But You has officially released their latest single titled “LIPS,” which is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Google Play, and more. Nicky is the voice behind musical project Nothing But You. She was born and raised in Japan but moved to the United States to pursue her singing career. Her newest single “LIPS” is a gorgeous ballad about being in love with lyrics “I feel your lips make my soul smile with yours. I need a kiss, that kiss of yours.” The song was written by Turkish multi-award winning singer and songwriter Emine SARI and platinum award winner music engineer Joel Evenden. It was recorded in California and released by Phoenix Records.


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“Music does not need a different language. “LIPS” or “LOVE” resonates in the heartes of all mankind.”

THE NEW SINGLE HAS BEEN MET WITH POSITIVE REVIEWS, AND HAS EVEN WON BEST BLUES SONG OF MAY 2017 AT THE AKADEMIA AWARDS IN LOS ANGELES. Nicky recently spoke with SNTMag about the song’s title, “Music does not need different language. “LIPS” or “LOVE” resonates in the heartes of all mankind.” CelebMix also had the chance to listen to “LIPS” and just like her EP Meant to Be, we are once again blown away with Nicky’s vocals. The single is a smooth, easy-to-listen song with seductive lyrics that tell of wanting to be physically close with someone. Nicky’s sultry voice perfectly captures the emotions of the lyrics, so much that we lose ourselves in the song. To find out more information, visit Nothing But You’s official website, and also make sure to check out their Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud. What do you think of their new single? Make sure to tweet us at @CelebMix! Source: CELEBMIX.COM


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Tmn magazine issue 06  

This month, our cover star is the lovely Emine SARI. We speak with award-winning women in the US to understand what it takes to be a success...

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