Secondhand Serenade is led by California based musician, John Vesely. Vesely began his journey with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a foresight of the upcoming state of the music industry. With social media in it’s infancy, there was little musicians and labels could do to take advantage of it. Now, social media is a major tool for the promotion and distribution of music, all thanks to artists like Secondhand Serenade, who came forward and found a way to tame the frontier.
|Vesely released his first album with a brand new record label on an incredibly underdeveloped social media platform. Despite the obstacles, the album quickly became a social sensation. They launched extremely successful tours, appeared on a myriad of television shows, and shot to the top of the radio charts. Now, after 10 […]
3 10, 2017
Rob Elfaizy is the front man of Dead Man’s Party, the Oingo Boingo tribute band. Rob has been playing music for his entire life, since before he could even hold an instrument. He was a student of the Suzuki method, which is a high caliber system for musical education. He has played violin, classical guitar, and piano. He was drawn to the electric after he got older, taking influences from bands like Oingo Boingo. After Boingo had broken up, he started to play shows their songs as a tribute. It turned out that there was quite a demand for Oingo Boingo music and he had emulated the band well. Rob had been so successful that the original members had heard about them through the grape vine. With Boingo founder Richard Elfman’s approval of the DMP’s legitimacy, they quickly grew into a […]
10 09, 2017
Visions is a high quality tribute band that accurately emulates the music of Rush. While the wardrobe and physical props are the only focus for most tribute acts, Visions focuses on the music above all else. With a rather sophisticated repertoire, Rush’s music is not easy to replicate. Their progressive style will test even the most solid musicians, from the abnormal harmonic and melodic structures to the subtle nuances their song writing styles manifest. Rush’s music is so particular that there aren’t many tribute acts that honor them, much less successfully satisfy the ear of the dedicated Rush fan.
Rush has some of the most entertaining performances in modern rock history. Their fresh and unpredictable instrumental music always keeps you on your feet, with constant changes and twists that the normal rock band cannot compete with. At the same time, their lively and insightful lyrics will encourage you to let […]
21 07, 2017
Colin Hay’s roots have established steadily for decades, and the his work still produces fruit to this day. The work he has done in his band Men at Work is only a portion of his accomplishments, along with the 13 pieces of work he has released. He is well known for his 1981 hit song, Down Under, and Overkill featured on the TV show Scrubs. His works has inspired many world class musicians, including James Hetfield from Metallica and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers.
His latest release, Fierce Mercy, explores universal and relevant themes in the life of every individual. Each song taps into the experience he has accumulated the last 40 years of his career. “FIERCE MERCY explores themes of love and loss, mortality, and even the odd UFO sighting, but always with the singular perspective and insightful wit that define Hay’s work.”
Colin is a timeless musician that has […]
16 05, 2017
Becoming successful requires a particular combination of diligence and faith. There are risks to take and challenges to overcome in every step of the journey toward the conscious manifestation of our dreams. For Los Lonely Boys, a unique Texan Latino rock band consisting of three brothers, their journey had led them toward the creation of inspirational music and subsequent worldwide fame. However, this success did not come without hard work and perseverance. Neither was it achieved without the simple acceptance that it can be possible.
The father of the trio, Ringo Garza Sr., had raised his sons in a musical household. Garza Sr created a band called the Falcones, and had inspired his sons to take on his legacy. “Our father was our biggest influence,” Bassist Jojo explains. “He showed us all kinds of music – of his music, as well as the music of a lot of the greats.”
9 03, 2016