The Wallclocks Ring in the New Year, Lisa Hurt Finds Herself with “Becoming Lisa Ledbetter” CD
- The Detroit-based band The Wallclocks will be ringing in the New Year on stage during the “96.3 WDVD/ 93.1 Doug-FM Rockin’ the Eve 2011” event to be held New Year’s Eve in downtown Royal Oak. The whole area is being transformed into a local version of New York’s Times Square, falling ball and all. As the winner of the radio stations’ recent “Battle of the Bands” contest, The Wallclocks get to perform on stage, along with the bands The Romantics and Gin Blossoms. It should be an awesome night and I love it when local bands get the chance to play on the same bill as national acts. Way to go, you guys!
- Every now and then an artist comes along who truly has a sound all their own, and Lisa Hurt of Hazel Park definitely has that extra “something” that makes you stop and listen. I saw her play live for the first time about a month ago and I was blown away! Since then, I have seen her play live 2 or 3 more times and I’m still blown away. It’s amazing what a talented singer/songwriter can do with just a piano and a stool. Lisa’s got a great voice and she is an awesome songwriter, who uses the lyrics of her songs to tell some very poignant stories of some of the highs and lows of her life. You can hear an entire hour long special on Lisa Hurt, featuring music from her CD “Becoming Lisa Ledbetter”, at The Radio Cafe.com. Just click on the “Local Artist Spotlight” link and enjoy! Lisa Hurt is another one of those local artists whose time to shine is long overdue.
Happy New Year, Everyone!
It’s Time to Shine for “The Wallclocks”,
- 10 of the top bands from around the state rocked Fifth Avenue Bar in Royal Oak for the “96.3 WDVD Rockin’ the Eve 2011 Battle of the Bands”, and after a tense “jam-off” tie breaker between the two best bands of the night, “The Wallclocks” of Detroit came out on top. “Man, we are still in a daze”, says Jonathan Mazzei, the lead singer of the band. “We are so excited and can’t wait to get up on stage and wow the crowd”. Besides winning $1,000 in prize money, “The Wallclocks” get the chance to appear as the warm up act for “The Romantics” and the “Gin Blossoms” on New Year’s Eve when downtown Royal Oak will be transformed into a local version of New York’s Time Square. “The Wallclocks”, who recently celebrated their 100th gig, is on a roll. Congratulations guys!
- My radio show, “The Radio Café” sent out a call for local singers and bands to submit holiday music for airplay during this week’s Christmas special and we received some awesome tracks. One of those artists was Jennifer Nasto of Chesterfield, who in a word is “amazing”. For those who are looking for a great holiday music stocking stuffer, head over to Jennifer’s website, www.jennifernasto.com, where you can download tracks from her wonderful CD “Christmas Presence” or order the hard copy disc. Just for the holidays, you can get a free download of one of her songs, “Grown Up Christmas List” by going to The Radio Café website and clicking on the Free Download link. Jennifer also has a new CD coming out in a few months and I can’t wait. She is one of those local singers who we can all be proud of. Keep it up, Jennifer!
- Check out more great holiday music by other local singers and bands this week on “The Radio Café” radio show. Artists include Michael George Brock of Trenton, the band “Rally for One” from Traverse City, Tracy Kash Thomas of Walled Lake and others. Just go to www.TheRadioCafe.com.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
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