Tunezy Does Coachella.
It was our first time out at Palm Desert for the Coachella Music Festival, soaking up the sun and enjoying the incredible and perpetual line up of music. While passes had long been sold out, we were so lucky to get our hands on some VIPs so we could saunter in and celebrity spot.
The west coast is such an incredible place - from the hot spring/summer days to the cool desert evenings, not only did you have a wide array of fashion stomp the grounds, but a drastically different music experience as the sun set. Hint hint: Tunezy has a few West Coast Experiences coming right up in May as well with some of our new artists.
Here are a few of our grand highlights:
Grab your boots and a glass of red. The urban cowgirl has arrived. Meet Jacelyn Holmes - singer, songwriter, guitarist and energizer bunny. With her bewitching eyes and seductive smile, it’s easy to see why this lovely lady started off her career as an actress. Lucky for us, she soon switched gears to the musical side of things and well, just listen to this.
Unlike an ordinary country crooner, Jacelyn blends her smooth, cooing vocals with a bit of jazz, pop and rock to create a new fusion of genres and alternative country sound that is distinctly hers and hers alone. Jacelyn was made for this, and if her natural passion doesn’t win you over, then her bubbly, beaming personality sure will.
We can add another Simone to the world of powerhouse musicians. Like Nina before her, Andria Simone commands the stage with her authoritative vocals, sensual-cathartic croons and emotive presence. Armed with her throaty raspy voice and adventurous spirit, this soul-pop singer/songwriter is undeniably en route to being in the of mix of reigning female songstresses like Adele, Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse and hey - she already has the readymade initial “A”.
Andria’s debut EP “Nothing Comes Easy” was released this past October, full of catchy melodies, upbeat explicit female anthems and soulful ballads already garnering goosebumps and buzz within the music industry.
Hailing from Toronto, Andria has seen and experienced much of the world over her 24 years, but that’s not to say it’s been an easy journey. After watching just a snippet from her music video for the single ‘Shame’, you’d never believe Andria barely passed high school vocal class, or that she had to work to gain the confidence to pursue her natural craft. We chat with this rising superstar about her musical journey, her debut EP and grab some words of advice.
Some people have it, some people don’t. After watching Rushil’s debut single and music video, “Here and There,” nobody would deny this 18-year old has raw charisma, true passion and songwriting flair.
It’s hard to believe this is Rushil’s debut music video. The artistic grit and intensity poured into this breathtaking video, combined with the deep emotion in his voice make Rushil more than just a man with his guitar.
If Rushil’s remarkable rich, ragged voice doesn’t seduce you — then his creative courage will.
Influenced by different upbringings in India, England, and Cyprus, Rushil has been studying law at the acclaimed University of Oxford. However, he is also embarking on a musical journey to create a new future for himself, by choosing music over legal contracts. To say this is a change would be understatement, as Rushil hopes to completely transform his possibilities and redefine himself.
Meet the man behind the music.
Moulann has been charming worldwide audiences since the release of her first album in 2003, which sold out after two prints, even with no publicity. After demand for a more global launch, she’s back with her sophomore album, Spirals and Mazes, filled with twelve original songs, sure to warm even the coldest of souls.
Her natural ability to blend harmonious, original melodies with lyrical, modern elements speaks for itself. When Moulann sings, you can’t help but feel she is baring her heart and her deepest secrets with the audience. Moulann is a true emotive artist. Like a dancer on stage, Moulann dances on the piano with her stirring, expressive tone and eloquent movement.
It’s easy to hear Moulann’s diverse range of influences in her music. Whether she’s performing a sultry, smoky cover of Lana Del Rey, a quirky mash-up of Britney Spears, or a smooth, calming original song, Moulann’s creations are authentic and memorable.
Tunezy was lucky to chat with Moulann after her tour in Asia - here’s 5 quick questions with the seductive songwriter:
Bleed Electric is Breaking Boundaries
Bleed Electric is the triple threat of triple threats. Hot off the release of their latest EP, fearlessly titled ‘This Is My Masterpiece’, all three members of the group, Chris “MUG5” Maguire, Silk, and Siege, are masters of producing, rapping and singing.
Bleed Electric’s creative sound is an eruptive amalgamation of electro hip-hop, r&b and rock. No one would ever guess this group’s 4th studio EP was actually created two years ago, in 2010. In fact, that’s the exact cutting-edge style that Bleed Electric goes for, defining their own sound as “future fresh.”
The group is currently continents apart, with founder MUG5 now in New York City, and Silk and Siege back in the UK. Yet, working in silos is not an option as the boys harness technology to cohesively progress a new genre of music.
Meet Chris “MUG5” Maguire, of Bleed Electric.
Tell Your Story with Webdoc
Engaging Stories – it’s what gets people interested. Currently, it’s hard to keep people interested in your story with only text. Musicians are trying to find interesting ways to be heard through the clutter and creating rich media posts is one way to stand out. Last week, I talked about creating engaging content and I mentioned a tool called Webdoc. Webdoc is an easy tool that enables you to create rich media posts in seconds. Musicians don’t have to worry about HTML because the interface is WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get). You can include a URL or HTML if you really want to though.
Getting started on Webdoc is easy: All you have to do is connect with Facebook or Twitter or create an account. Once you are in, you can start creating a post. The blank white sheet can be designed any way you want. You can include text, pictures, music, and video. I think one of the best features is the fact that you can add elements from applications like Facebook, Songkick, Soundcloud, Instagram, Slideshare, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more. There are various customization options that include resizing posts, making it public or private, and adding different colors and fonts. Musicians can get really creative and create campaigns to release new music, announce show dates and upcoming performances, tell stories, or share whatever they want. I’ve used Webdoc before and I think it’s a great tool for Musicians to share content that can capture people’s short attention spans and caters to people that are more interested in visually appealing posts rather than just text.
Once you are finished creating your post, it is easy to share your creation with other people via social media, email, and embedding it on your site. Various Musicians and companies have used Webdoc such as Nirvana, One Direction, Megan and Liz, Universal, EMI, Sony, InGrooves, and Essence Media. Check out Webdoc’s page and PDF guide that are designed to help musicians.
This video gives an intro to Webdoc:
Since it’s SXSW, Musicians attending can take advantage of the opportunity by sharing Webdoc posts letting Fans know what they are doing in Austin, introducing people to their music, and more. Try out Webdoc and let me know what you think by commenting below. Thanks!