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New Music Monday: Ron Gallo

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This week on New Music Monday, we are delighted to introduce you to Ron Gallo!

Ron Gallo was born in New Jersey, raised in Kentucky, and currently resides in Philly. This relentlessly driven, soulful goofball has been busy traveling the country playing music both solo and with his rock ‘n’ roll band Toy Soldiers. His mantra goes, “A song a day keeps the madness away” and his lighthearted and equally powerful songs of love, self and social commentary, and tall tales have embraced that. Ron has recently released his first solo album titled Ronny on his new label, American Diamond Recordings.

-He has Shared the stage with Dr. Dog, Fitz and the Tantrums, Counting Crows, The Felice Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Jonny Fritz, The Walkmen, J. Roddy Walston and The Business and more.

-Ron has also played CMJ 2009-2013 including The Outlaw Roadshow 2013 opening for Counting Crows.  SXSW 2012 and 2013 including two shows at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party.

Click below to listen to Ron’s music!
“Fine Diners & Finer Whiners” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jgroxBdADI
Full set at Live From Dirt Floor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLiYAgRrnc
Ronny Full Album - http://rongallo.bandcamp.com

To find out more about Ron:
http://rongallomusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/rongallomusic

Funny Friday: Peggy Sinnott

Introducing Peggy Sinnott to our new comedy roster! Peggy is a recent graduate of UCLA’s school of Theater Film and Television. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Peggy enjoys cats and wearing cat costumes, as well as speaking Spanish and playing soccer. She has also never had a cavity or been to Walmart.

-Peggy has performed on the television show “How To Be A Grown-up” (TruTV).

-She regularly does stand up at the Los Angeles at the Comedy Store, Flappers, HaHa Cafe, Westside Comedy Theater and has appeared at the Purple Onion in San Francisco.

-She is also a founding member of the sketch comedy group “Brute Squad”.

We are expecting amazing things from this talented comedian and are so excited for you all to get to know her!

Here is some of Peggy’s standup:
Comedy Reel -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEkhGN_Z2Yk

To find out more about Peggy:
http://peggysinnott.com/
https://twitter.com/PeggySinnott

 

With Us Wednesday: Quincy Mumford

On this week’s chapter of With Us Wednesday, we are delighted to re-familiarize you with Quincy Mumford!

Quincy, the New Jersey-based singer/songwriter combines raw 70’s style rock and funk with the voice of an old soul, which makes him a true artist. This mixture creates the same “feel good” attitude that Quincy himself does. When not playing music, he is either surfing, skateboarding, brewing craft beer, or enjoying avocados!

- Quincy has played at over 50 colleges and 400+ shows around the United States.

- He is showcasing at the 2014 APCA Northeast Conference in October.

- In 2012, Quincy showcased at the NACA National Convention, and the NACA Mid America Conference.

- He has opened for Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, G-Love, Damian Marley, MOE, and many more!

- He has performed at festivals such as Gathering of the Vibes (Bridgeport, CT), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Appel Farm Music Festival (Elmer, NJ), CMJ Music Festival (NY, NY), Sterling Stage Folk Fest (Sterling, NY), Film One Festival, (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), Blues on the Beach Festival (Stratford, CT).



Click below to listen to Quincy’s music!

“A Hard Place” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30fBdXPC0kc

“Time Won’t Wait” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KrFQ4nuVlc

To find out more about Quincy Mumford:

http://www.quincymumford.com

https://twitter.com/quincymumf



New Music Monday - Announcing New Artist Dunson!!

We would like to welcome the not so typical Hip Hop artist Dunson to our roster!

The Baltimore native resigned from his position as a financial advisor to pursue his career as an upbeat hip hop artist. He writes his songs from personal experiences, while creating a sound that incorporates different genres into his music. Dunson is also a bourbon connoisseur and keeps his fans entertained with his youtube series “Beats and Bourbon”.

- Dunson has landed a full page feature in XXL Magazine.

- He has opened for and performed with John Legend.

- He guest featured on Chrisette Michele’s latest album, Better (“Can the Cool Be Loved”).

- He has production credit on Yo Gotti’s single Respect That You Earn” f/ Ne-Yo & Wale.

Click below to check out some of Dunson’s awesome music!

“Count on It” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=licA-6M_0bM

"Broke Ass Dope Ass Rapper" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edYkJPhTiSk

“Cross Town Lovers” (featuring John Legend) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaNVQg-f3Hc

Introducing Intern: Brittany Smith

Hello! I am Brittany Smith, and I am from Virginia Beach, VA! I am attending Drexel University and studying Entertainment & Arts Management with a concentration in Performing Arts. I just became a Drexel Dragon this past fall and had an amazing first year in Philadelphia!

I am a huge music nerd, and my preferences range from indie rock to pop punk to folk punk. A few of my most recent top artists are Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors, Neck Deep, Palma Violets, and Larry and His Flask. I could go on for days listing my favorite artists, so I’ll give ya’ll a break. During the school year when I am not in class I can usually be found at Late Night Series Philly, or at one of the various music venues around Philly taking in some live music.

Other than being a music nerd, I am also a nerd for lots of other things. Especially obscure television shows and popular video games. I have a super huge love for television shows such as Doctor Who, American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead. I also have a huge love for videogames, and some examples are the Assassin’s Creed series, the Bioshock series, and Infamous Second Son.

I am so excited for to find out what this summer has in store for me at Hey Cole! This is my first time ever interning, so I am looking forward to everything I will be able to learn. I’m not really sure how to close this so I guess I’ll do it with a super nerdy quote!

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”

— The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 13

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With Us Wednesday: North Coast

On this week’s installment of With Us Wednesday, we are reintroducing you our Hip Hop Improv Team… North Coast!

Now that the east coast - west coast beef has subsided, North Coast is stepping up to throw down. North Coast is New York’s premier freestyle rapping, beat-boxing, long-form improv team. They have been doing big things in the New York City Improv scene for almost five years! Their show is upbeat and energetic from start to finish. You provide your favorite rap lyric and North Coast will make you gut bust and head bop!

- They have performed at various festivals all over the country including the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, and more.

- They are Seven Time Winners at Upright Citizens Brigade Cagematch.

- They have held it down at UCB, The PIT, Magnet, and many more.

Watch out for more from this crazy talented group taking the improv world by storm! Click below to watch some of North Coast’s hilarious improv shows!

North Coast Promo Reel - https://vimeo.com/97960355

New Music Monday: Jameson Elder

On this week’s New Music Monday, we are happy to introduce Nashville based singer-songwriter Jameson Elder!

Jameson grew up in Atlanta, Georgia playing classical piano, and eventually the guitar. After he borrowed a Tom Petty album from his guitar teacher he said, “It just made sense to me. Everything on that record was instinctual. Nothing was forced, nothing was showy.”

He takes his American rock influences of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen and blends them with the acoustic intimacy of Damien Rice and Ryan Adams. His latest EP, “Where Beauty Remains”, features songs that explore the heights of love, the depths of sorrow, and the beauty that can be found in both places. Jameson has shared the stage with Marc Broussard, Phil Keaggy, and Sixpence None the Richer among others.

More music, videos and tour dates coming soon!

To listen to some awesome music from Jameson Elder, click the links below!

“Your Time’s Coming Soon” - https://vimeo.com/82584598

“Morning Fades” - https://soundcloud.com/jamesonelder/morning-fades-1

It Ends. Or Begins. Download FREE Music from Steven Cooper and learn more HERE!

Steven Cooper has decided to take the risk of a lifetime with his campaign titled “It Ends. Or Begins.”  He feels his positive take on rap music isolates him from the other more typical genres of hip hop.  Steven believes this unique quality does not allow his music to be heard.  So when his newest album was ready to release, he realized he was at a crossroads.  He needed to get his fans’ attention, and he would do anything to get them to listen.  Watch to learn more… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK9Cvfyrpxs

Steven Cooper has decided not to release his new EP, “One Night Out”, until his latest album “Stereotype” is downloaded 100,000 times, completely FREE from NoiseTrade.com. This is the first ever album release date that is decided by the fans!  Along the way, he will unlock new material as certain numbers are reached.  If the goal of 100,000 downloads is not fulfilled, Steven’s new album will never be released, and his career as a musician will end.  He has left the fate of his career entirely in the hands of the fans: they decide whether it ends, or begins.  

Please help Hey Cole support Steven Cooper by visiting the link below and downloading the FREE Stereotype album today!

http://www.noisetrade.com/modal/popupdownload/9b347f71-8baa-41dd-9a3c-1a474162791a

Follow his progress here!

http://www.iamstevencooper.com/

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With Us Wednesday: Viv and the Revival

To continue Hey Cole’s With Us Wednesday, we would like to reacquaint you with Viv and the Revival!

Viv and the Revival’s philosophy is that each morning is a new beginning, a revival. They are an incredibly talented group that brings a unique sound ranging from old school rock to pop melodies. Born in France, Viv can speak french fluently and has grown up surrounded by music. Viv has a very positive outlook on life and wants listeners to be able to connect to his versatile music through his soulful lyrics.  “I want every person that ever comes to one of my concerts or listens to one of my songs to feel something, and to connect to the sounds…”

-In the Spring of 2014, Viv and the Revival was signed to Republic Records!!

-One of Viv’s hits “I Want It” was featured in a Verizon commercial during Winter 2013.

- Six of Viv’s songs have been used on “The Voice” numerous times in both season two and season three.

- Viv and the Revival’s song “Fire” was used in a bud lite commercial during the Summer 2012 Olympics.

Keep an eye out for their newest album, “The Introduction”, coming soon!!!

Check out Viv and the Revival’s music here!

“I Want It” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98jcb2eHjmg

“Welcome to A Good Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYgaCWhknW4

“Criminals” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny6eU9N7oKE

 

Find out more about Viv and the Revival:

http://www.vivpmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/VivandtheRevival

New Music Monday: Angela Sheik

In this week’s installment of Hey Cole’s New Music Monday, we would like to announce our new artist Angela Sheik!!

Boss US National Loop Champion, Angela is a fierce vocal- and multi-instrumentalist who wows audiences with her fast effects pedal footwork and mischievous smile. She builds her own virtual backup band using rhythmic harmonies, beatbox rhythms, a looper pedal, and a collection of unusual instruments (including autoharp, theremin, and flute). This, combined with soulful, gut-felt melodies, blends into an electronic-infused, folk-pop style reminiscent of Imogen Heap.

- 2011 and 2012 USA BOSS National Looping Champion

- US Representative for the BOSS World Looping Championship, Frankfurt, Germany, 2012.

- Winner of the 2013 Philadelphia Songwriter Project Competition and twice voted 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes Female Artist of the Year.

- Showcased at 2013 NACA Mid-Atlantic Festival.

- Toured the US and Europe and opened for The Neon Trees, Joseph Arthur, Sharon Little, and Terra Naomi.

In her free time, Angela enjoys snowboarding, making omelets, thrift store fashion, and singing duets with her miniature greyhound, Blitzen.

Check out some of her music here!!

Rumbling - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THyiw-jhAis

"Mash up" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26M7WLwYnLA

"Hide and Seek" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkCBI0gdd50

Find out more about Angela!

http://www.angelasheik.com/HOME.html

https://www.facebook.com/angelasheikmusicpage

https://twitter.com/angelasheik