Taylor Iman is a singer whose voice is sure to send you on a melodious ride. Not only is Taylor Iman an amazing vocalist, but she has an awesome and spunky personality to match her musical talents. Influenced by R&B, Iman focuses on singing tunes that take one back to the good ol’ days of the incomparable Jill Scott. A personal favorite song of mine is called “Room in Here” which showcases Iman’s soulful voice in the most tasteful way. Taylor Iman is definitely an artist to watch because I’m very sure that her career will go very far with the talent she holds.
It is not everyday that one comes across an amazing singer that can also always make you want to move and sing along to their tunes. The first time I heard Jarrett Williams sing, I jumped up from my seat because I could not believe how great he sounded! Jarrett’s voice is quite reminiscent of Stevie Wonder’s, so you know right off the bat that Jarrett will not disappoint. My favorite song from Jarrett is called “Skydiver” because it is guaranteed to have you appreciating great music coming from a great musician.
Watching Johnny Martin perform live was truly an inspiring experience. If you appreciate great music accompanied by a soulful voice, then Johnny Martin is your guy. Also, nothing beats a talented musician whose personality resonates and beams from a stage. After Martin’s performance, I had a chance to chat with him and he is nothing short from great! Besides being a charismatic guy, Johnny Martin has great music that can make any night a cozy and enjoyable one.
Elovay is a four piece band that was formed in Los Angeles back in 2012, and are reminiscent of bands such as The Black Keys and the Lumineers. Every band member manages to capture the essence of a cool, laid back, beachy Southern California vibe. Elovay has performed in prominent venues such as The House of Blues and The Satellite, and their reach is continually growing! The band’s latest single “Sort It Out” will leave one satisfied and jamming out. Not only will you enjoy Elovay’s latest single, but they will leave you wanting more, so be sure to follow and check this awesome band out!
Winslet is an indie pop duo made up of artists Stazz and Vince Rossi. These two talented artists combined produce an exciting and sultry mix of music that is difficult to ignore. Their song titled “Ruby Blue” is definitely one that captivates listener’s ears with its great lyrical content and the feeling of longing that the song conveys. The pair has managed to find a sound that compliments both of the singer’s voices, which makes the experience of listening to Winslet a truly enjoyable one.
The Aftershow is a band made up of three very talented and musically gifted men. These guys fuse indie, electro, and alternative music genres all in one, and the result is nothing short of an awesome and refreshing new sound. A personal favorite song of mine, “Give Up”, is a fun and catchy tune that will have anyone that listens to it singing along. The Aftershow’s sound is a bit reminiscent of Kings of Leon, so if you’re a fan of them, you’ll have a great time listening to these new up-and-coming guys. The lead vocalist, Dan Murphy, has a powerful and captivating voice that is guaranteed to have everyone wanting more. Make sure to keep it touch with the Aftershow because they are definitely one to watch!
The Indie rock band, BRAEVES, is made up of four very talented guys who have just started to really establish their presence in the Los Angeles area, and the band’s awesome sound may just be what you’re looking for! If you’re a fan of the British band, The Heavy, you will surely enjoy listening to BRAEVES. From experience I can say that there is nothing more satisfying than cruising down Pacific Coast Highway listening to their fantastic song “Bitter Sea”, you should definitely give it a try and watch out for new bangers by these gifted musicians.
Up- and -Coming artist, Billy Lawler, is a truly refreshing musical find for anyone that enjoys passion filled music, honest lyrics, and a soulful voice to accompany you through a quiet night. Lawler secretly began writing and recording his own music in his room. He decided to share his music with the rest of the world when he lost a couple of his very close friends who had always encouraged Billy to perform. Lawler released his debut EP titled Nostalgic which is a collection of songs that Billy has written through the years. The song “Those Who Never Spoke” is a personal favorite because you can clearly feel every emotion that Billy is trying to convey through his unique voice and sound. If you’re a fan of Sam Smith’s sound, Billy Lawler is an artist that will pleasantly surprise you with his soulful sound.
Danish- American singer-songwriter, Gabby Gordon, currently resides in Los Angeles where she writes and performs her soulful songs. Gordon’s voice and music is more than appropriate for a night filled with contemplation and fulfills that need for heart-wrenching music that transports you into a different dimension. Her raw,open, and relatable lyrics matched with her powerful voice make it easy for anyone to pause, think, and emote with Gordon. Gordon has been considerably active with her career by performing her tunes in venues such as the House of Blues and Hotel Cafe. Songs like, “ Help Me Through the Night” and “Back To the Start” are reminiscent of notable artists such as Adele, Emeli Sande, and Natasha Bedingfield. Gabby Gordon is certainly an artist worth taking the time to listen to and follow!