Nobody ever said autistic girls cannot become music stars. Wish we had posted this in time for Christmas, but the story is worthy of a post holiday plug.
A 10 year old autistic girl named Kaylee Rogers sang lead vocals to Leonard Cohen's song titled Hallelujah, backed up by the a school choir of other kids from the special needs school they all attend with each other in Northern Ireland called Killard House. Billy McAuley filmed the event and posted it to his Facebook page and it went viral, and still is. Enjoy! GC
Connect direct with Kaylee Rogers at KayleeRogersMusic.com, on YouTube, on Facebook at Facebook.com/kayleerogersuk and on Twitter at Twitter.com/KayleeRogersUK
This post was created on January 8, 2017 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network
Just below is a very tasty filmed live performance featuring the independent New Zealand recording artist named Jackie Bristow and her original song titled Whistle Blowin'. It sounds like a real country hit. There is strength, depth and a certain stillness that comes from artists like this one who have so diligently honed their craft.
Last February we featured the studio version and the official music video to Whistle Blowin' on our sister site MusicLoad. (Click here to see that). The song is track #1 on her most recent album titled Shot of Gold.
In this live video, she is backed by Mark Punch on electric guitar, Nick Gaffaney on percussion and Alison Wunderland on bass. Enjoy! GC
Jackie Bristow is in the midst of a tour in the U.S. and recently booked some opening dates in New Zealand with Bonnie Raitt. Click here for details and dates
Connect direct with Jackie Bristow at JackieBristow.Com, at Facebook.com/JackieBristowMusic, at Twitter.Com/JackieBristow, at Instagram.Com/JackieBristow, and Soundcloud.Com/JackieBristow
Kudos for a videography and audio recording job well done, by Blue Moon Onstage Productions.
This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on Rocktober 27, 2016 with subsequent edits by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network
A collaboration of indie labels and assorted gurus including but not limited to Milk! Records, House Anxiety, Marathon Artists and Mom+Pop has worked hard for a real deal Australian indie artist named Courtney Barnett who has great pop songs with some excellent music videos.
Her debut album released last year titled “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit”, had a strong initial reception in the indie marketplace and still has strong legs. Just below, in reverse order of their release date, are all of the music videos associated with her debut album. Enjoy! GC
Courtney Barnett - Elevator Operator
Courtney Barnett - Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party
Courtney Barnett - Dead Fox
Courtney Barnett - Depreston
Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Best
Connect direct with Courtney Barnett at courtneybarnett.com.au
A new LA rock trio known as The Secret Things has made it's recent debut with the release of the song and music video below.
The group consists of Steve Giles on bass, Dan Nelles on drums and Cynthia Catania on guitar and lead vocals. We know Giles and Catania from an act they play in together called Saucy Monky that is presently on Hiatus as a key Saucy member Annmarie Cullen is presently living in Spain.
The Secret Things has a gig at Boardners at 1725 N. Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood California on
The Secret Things - All The Way Down
Connect direct with The Secret Things at TheSecretThings.Com
This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network.
A long time favorite on this site and other Indies Network sites is Strong Blood Records recording artist Trixie Whitley. The video below is to her song titled Closer from her latest album titled Porta Bohemica. The video was directed by Anders Malmberg. Enjoy! GC
Trixie Whitley - Closer
Connect direct with Trixie Whitley at TrixieWhitley.Com
Buy Trixie's music and swag direct from her at trixiewhitley.kungfustore.com
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See other Trixie Whitley music videos at the following links below from our network sites:
Videos to songs that include Breathe You In My Dreams, Need Your Love and Silent Rebel (Part 2)
Videos to Trixie's songs: A Thousand Thieves, Pieces, Fourth Corner, Undress Your Name and Danger Mind plus a "on the road" video ;)
Trixie Whitley with Daniel Lanois & Black Dub performing several great songs :)
This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on May 31, 2016 with subsequent edits by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network
Rob Hotchkiss is a champion songwriter and recording artist with a knack for consistently writing and performing songs with a timeless quality.
In the late 1980's and early 1990's he was in a great young rock band known as The Apostles. After a long run of hard knocks and an eventual recording contract and release with JVC Records, the group was phased out without any hits under it's belt. Three members of The Apostles, which included Rob Hotchkiss, became founding members of Train, which became the Grammy Award winning rock act when songs by Hotchkiss became certified platinum hits. It was a long hard winding road to the top.
After there was "enough" so called success for Hotchkiss, there came a point when he decided to drop out of Train's fast lane drama-laden pace. He had musical and personal differences with other members of the group. That must have been a tragic loss for the group, which was so deeply rooted in a sound that Hotchkiss had been crafting since his teens, long before Train came to fruition.
Now, after a long hiatus from the music business, Hotchkiss is back out performing and recently performed an outstanding intimate shows at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood. It was instantly apparent by the quality of his new original songs that Hotchkiss still has that "it" thing with his innate ability to cast a spell very well intact.
I first saw Rob Hotchkiss perform at several lunch time concerts when we attended the same high school and he was more solid and professional than most others who were leading bands. He had a special charisma that was very understated.
Years later, we met and I got the privilege of booking and promoting shows for the band at venues such as China Club and The Roxy in Hollywood which led to a short stint as the band's manager. I learned then about what Hotchkiss still exudes now. He knows what he wants and that is success. It's not about hype or bling or living like a rock star. It's about happiness, being around nice stable ego-free people, a smooth work flow, with the strength and ability to walk away when things aren't living up to that. A big part of success to Rob Hotchkiss is staying down to earth and keeping it humble and gravitating toward and attracting the same kind of people. Rob Hotchkiss represents a thing that is lacking in much of today's music. He and his music have an organic uncontrived soul. And for all those reasons, this network wishes him much more well deserved future success. GC
Please enjoy the 15 song playlist below. All of the songs are excellent! Especially love Give It Time and Blind Faith.
Connect direct with Rob Hotchkiss at RobHotchkiss.Net
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Rosa Pullman - Daydreaming
Connect direct with Rosa Pullman at RosaVPullman.Com
Connect direct with Mitch Grainger at MitchGrainger.Com