The Social Experience......Helping the Unsigned Artist Get Heard!!!
Leon Rogers, Kendra G, and Kyle Santillian
MC Sha-Rock is a historic element of history, often referred to as the “Luminary Icon” or the” Mother of the Mic”. As the Hip Hop Cultures first influential female emcee; she has built a foundation for other female emcees world-wide. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina her parents decided to move the family to New York, City.
In the early 1970s a musical genre was born in the tough neighborhoods of the South Bronx. Talented teenagers with plenty of creativity and imagination began to develop a new street style; referred to as Hip-Hop. It provided a combination of rhythms and melodies from existing records, mixing them up with poetry chronicling life in the 'hood. Established as a b-girl/break dancer, MC Sha-Rock later elevated to become the Hip Hop Cultures first female emcee” as part of the legendary rap group called The Funky 4.
In 1984, MC Sha-Rock and members of the group made a guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live” hosted by Deborah Harry from the legendary rock group “Blondie” making them the first Hip Hop group to appear on national television. For over a decade she has contributed to the Hip Hop movement, her work includes several documentaries for the BBC film organization to include,” Thirty Years of Hip Hop”, which aired on VH1 and “My Mic Sounds Nice” which aired on the B.E.T. network. Also, appearing on 20/20 in the “1981” special “Rapping to the Beat” hosted, by Hugh Downs. In, addition to others network, TV shows along with, The Funky 4+1 more.
Vince Smith started recording in 1984. His first LP was with his brother Rick called "Old Country Love Songs", the song soon became a hit.
Later Vince signed with Heartake Song Records and released a couple CD's before asking Carol Redo to be his partner.Carol was one of 4 backup singers for Vince. Carol and Vince had a trademark song from that CD called "Let Me Go Lover". Vince and Carol recorded a few more before Vince was diagnosed with MS.
Songs recorded to date are" I Don't Want To Be Alone" - Vince and Rick Smith (LP), "I Need You Tonight" (Cassette) Vince Smith, "Waiting For You"(Cassette) Vince Smith, "Let There Be Peace On Earth" (Cassette) Vince Smith and Debbie Sue", "Christmas Eve" (Cassette) Vince Smith and Debbie Sue, "Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Cassette) Vince Smith, ""For The First Time" (CD) Vince Smith and Carol Redo, "Let Me Go Lover" (CD) Vince Smith & Carol Redo, "We're Both To Blame" (Cassette), Vince Smith and Carol Redo, "Very Best Of Vince Smith and Carol Redo, (CD), Vest Best Of Vince Smith (CD) guest artists Carol Redo and Debbie Sue, "My Annette" (CD) Vince and Rick Smith. Vince also produced his songs along with the late Bob Stamper of Nashville, Tn.
You can e-mail Vince at VS1943@Tampabay.rr.com, he will always answer his e-mails.
Hope you all enjoy the songs he uploaded and PLEASE let us know what you think. You can also hear some of my songs and Vince and Carol on You Tube and Vince and Rick. Some singles are available on I Tunes, Amazon.Com, E-music.
VINCE SMITH AND CAROL REDO DO NOT DO ANY SHOWS ANYMORE. VINCE OCCASSIONALLY DOES BENEFITS FOR MS.
Vince enjoys hearing from his fans still. Vince is with Poze Records
LADII TC Eckstein
Elaine Elizabeth Presley (Daughter of Elvis Presley)
Multi award winning singer/songwriter Elaine Elizabeth Presley, stage name Elainee Presley. Born 11th of December 1959 in the UK a loving and much loved daughter of Elvis Presley, a caring sister and parent of one beautiful daughter.
Starting her singing career at the tender age of 5 years old, with the same deep spiritual desire as her father, singing in her bedroom to an old record player and after challenges in her life, she is finally able to follow her dream.
Honors & Awards
2nd place in Great Yarmouth UK singing and songwriting competition 1973 for her song ” I Love You ” now known as ” I Love Christmas Day”
Designer of the first mortgage advisory service in 1984 Grays inn road London UK
Nominated BITC Awards of Excellence The Princes Business Network 2009
Christmas No. 1 UK country music indie charts for I Love Christmas Day 2011, UK
Quoted groundbreaking single by mp3 music awards for My Batteries Dead 2012
Christmas No. 1 Indie music charts for Don’t Be Cruel 2013
Award Winning hit Hollywood awards pop single cover Travellin Light 2013
Christmas No. 1 music in the number one charts for Don’t Be Cruel Christmas 2014
Nominated Hollywood music awards 2014
No 1. Radio Hit Single April 2014 national radio for Don’t Be Cruel
Award Winning hit Americana cover song Akedemia music awards Don’t Be Cruel June 2014
Power FM Global Radio Network Travelin Light’ hit the #1 chart position Sept 2014
Voted celeb center who’s hot 2013 Hollywood celebrity top 10 at No 3
Public and industry voted 4/5 star artist
Designer of “E Organisation”
Top 40 Reverbnation Gold Record for Don’t be Cruel over 100 weeks in the charts
Top 10 Reverbnation Platinum award for Don’t be cruel for over 100 weeks in the charts
N0.1 Reverbnation Music Charts 2014/2015 for Don’t Be Cruel, earning a top 10 platinum record
The home shopping network Host Virginia Beach, VA 1988
The sky has fallen 2009
Movie Hand of Glory 2012
Movie Spirit in the woods 2014
Movie Where’s my wallet 2014
Local haunting’s TV Series upcoming 2016
Ace Cafe London, UK
White Horse Bedford, UK
Cornerstone Shefford, UK
The Bridge Shefford, UK
Girl Guide Rock Camp UK
Ibiza various night spots
Marine Hotel Old Colwyn, North Wales, UK 2014
Many radio shows live on air across the globe
Rew and Who TV Show 2014
New York City Largest festival in New York City 2012
Discography and Videography
December 11th 2014 Release of her “Starlight Classic EP” 4-5 star rated available itunes, amazon and more!
Elaine Elizabeth Presley announces number one single, “Traveling Light”
Elainee has been around music her whole life and producing music for most of it. She recently announced a new single, “Traveling Light”, which reached the number one spot on the popular radio station, Power FM, and was honored with a plaque for the achievement.
“It’s wonderful to see ‘Traveling Light’ gain momentum,” says Elainee Presley. “I know my true fans and listeners appreciate all our hard work, and nothing feels better than having them enjoy my music.”
Power FM Global Radio Network bases their rankings on a number of factors including number of plays, listener requests and station ratings. The station maintains their charts for the benefit of artists, record labels and related industry professionals, with high rankings, like Elainee’s recent number one single.
Fans have also been quick to praise “Traveling Light”.Emily from Boston said, “I wasn’t really aware of Elainee Presley’s music until a friend played ‘Traveling Light’ for me. It was stunning what a great song it is. I’ve since listened to more of her music, and it’s hard to understand why she isn’t much well-known. Hopefully that changes soon. Five stars.”
SEAN AUSTIN.. ..It Was Written...or was it? One might think in the 8th generation paternal grandson of famed writer and the state of Pennsylvania founder, William Penn and 7th generation maternal grandson of English Painter Joshua Reynolds would be singing baby Einstein lullabies in the crib while re-creating Munch courtesy of Crayola prepping for his life as the next great American artist! .. .. Not Sean Austin. In true Generation X form, it took a Seattle based grunge band and their ode to teenage confusion and suicide in “Jeremy” where he found his calling. Since that defining moment, Austin has dedicated his life to cultivating his craft- writing, arranging, and recording some of the most heartfelt music with a modern-day twist on classic story-telling. Think Edgar Allen Poe in a flannel shirt on Quaaludes... .. Austin honed his skills performing at any local concert, showcase or house party that would allow his one-man band to play. So much so that he’s become a staple in New York City’s underground talent sector and is a favored guest in many of the downtown open-mic venues including Kenny’s, Acme Underground, Arlene’s Grocery and the famed CBGB’s. A self-trained musician who plays by ear and can list the bass, acoustic and electric guitars, piano and drums as instruments he can perform well, what we have today is a strong and talented musician, who gives you his raw element, nothing fake or manufactured
Like many of the today’s rising sensations, matters of the heart, struggles with stardom, or simply having a good time make up the majority of the content of their music, but with Austin, it goes a bit further. “The music I create is for the type of person I once was and still am today, by translating the music from artists I listen to into my daily real life” says Sean. “Everyone has a sense of their own ‘soundtrack to their own life’ and when that comes together in peoples minds, it can lead to courage and inspiration against all obstacles. I’m convinced of it. I’m proof for at least one.".. ..In the age of single sensations, my-space phenomenon’s and ring-tone singers, Sean Austin is geared up and ready to re-introduce true artistry and musicianship. Though he’s also quick to point out the calls from Dublin, London & Stockholm looking to book him for shows, that’s he’s over a 30,000 followers on twitter and the legions of teenage girls vying for a place in his heart to all the industry suits who inquire. When asked of his other musical influences Austin will run down many familiar and beloved names- The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Trent Reznor, Jimi Hendrix and Bryan Adams but it all comes back to Pearl Jam. Jeremy spoke to him that day!
An affectionately charming & smoky vocal, added to conversational lyric at it’s best, multiplied by an ‘A List’ team of co-writers & musicians, equals the multi-talented artist ~ Kate Todd. A small town girl, Kate was raised in Innisfil, Ontario and can be summed up as genuine and without airs. Just in time for summer, Kate Todd fans can finally get their hands on new music from Canada’s newest country sweetheart. Available now on iTunes, everyone will fall in love with the fun, upbeat feel of the new single, “Hey Day”, co-written by Kate Todd and Peter Linseman. Kate Todd's 5th national radio single release is a sexy country/rock cover of 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' feat. guitar hero Jeff Healey. Kate’s interpretation and countrified production, make this 100% CanCon hit classic her own and as they say in the business…"she nailed it". Radio veteran Randy Owen from Country 103.7 sent this reaction to 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' ..."Not every iconic pop/rock anthem gets a good re-working as a country song, but Kate Todd 'hit' this one outta the park. Hit me!" Listen now - http://katetodd.com/
Kate has an outgoing personality, movie star looks and is also an accomplished popular actor starring in award winning, hit TV shows and filmshttp://www.imdb.com/name/ nm1433900/. From portraying Lily Randall, free spirited singer/songwriter on the hit TV show ‘Radio Free Roscoe’, to starring in Disney’s ‘My Babysitter's A Vampire’ & ‘Life With Derek’ , to appearing on ‘Family Guy’, Kate continues to act while alternately focusing on her passion for music. The two media forms have continually intertwined throughout Kate's career, which led her to music licensing deals with the Disney and Showcase Networks.
Kate Todd is a featured character in the newest Assassin's Creed V Unity released November 11th, 2014!
Mikayla is a V2D Records Recording Artist; Radio and TV personality. Mikayla is a prolific BMI singer/songwriter with the ability to write in a variety of styles, with her main focus having the edgy garage band sound with the essence of Black Sabbath, Joan Jett and Billy Squier. A Mikayla Show is an experience of Sound, Sight and Rock N Roll.
Mikayla’s big break came when she spent two years working with Producer Terry King, who arranged more than forty of her original songs. Together, they “tested the waters” by releasing a demo, it was picked up by hundreds of Indie stations and FM Radio. This ultimately led to a recording contract with V2D Records. “Mikayla can write songs in any genre; she is not only beautiful, she is a talent to be reckoned with; her stage show is contagious, and her voice phenomenal” says V2D Records CEO, Debbie King.
“My goal is to write songs for the future…songs that will stand the test of time…the type of songs that will immediately take you back to that ‘feel good’ emotion you had when you first heard it…and you will want to listen to it over and over,” says Mikayla.
As Mikayla continues to earn a frenzied fan-base, V2D Records is releasing a new single every 45 days to 2 months. Unlike most record labels, V2D concentrates on releasing hit singles, rather than albums, their motto is: INNOVATE, DON’T EMULATE. Mikayla’s music is being heard in 195 countries …she is a guest on some of the biggest talk shows on the planet and has been featured in several magazines around the world.
Cast in a principal role as "Rebecca Mooney" on a new Western TV series "Big Sky". Mikayla has been asked by Richard Sirgiovanni, creator of “The Grimps” animated rock and roll cartoon, to be a contributing songwriter for the soon to be major motion picture and TV show. Presently, Mikayla has a song being placed in an upcoming film and writing music for a motion picture studio.
She was recently nominated and made it to the finals for Artist of The Year in both the Rock and Alternative Rock categories for The Independent Tone Awards and performed at the award show.
Future projects include the writing of the Rock Opera “Dreamland”, a screenplay and 12 new Mikayla songs are in the works, which has already generated interest from the theatrical community from the release of her new hit single “OZ”. Her career is “on fire!” Be looking for the Mikayla show when it comes to your city.