Martyn Ford is a conductor with an international reputation, having conducted major symphony orchestras on three continents. He is as much at home conducting the symphonic repertoire, as he is popular classics, “Last Night Of The Proms”, Viennese Concerts, Opera, Light or Grand and Classic Rock. He is as likely to be found working in a concert hall as outdoors, in a theatre conducting musicals as in the studios, where he records music for advertising, film and television sound-tracks as a conductor of London’s premier commercial session orchestras.
As an arranger, conductor and record producer, Martyn has worked with some of the World’s greatest rock artists including The Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Bryan Ferry, Sir Cliff Richard, The Who, Lou Reed, Marc Bolan, Bob Marley, Kate Bush, Led Zeppelin, Toto, Harry Nilsson, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Nash, Barclay James Harvest, and with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice on the original “Jesus Christ Superstar” album.
We are thrilled to have Martyn Ford with us, and we are honoured to re - release his amazing album "All Stars" which has been digitally remastered and sounds awesome.
Dailyn Romero Claro was born in Habana Cuba July 26 of 1988. From an early age she developed passion for the arts, especially for the music and singing. With her mother Maricela and her sister Arlyn help, she began to develop her skills.
Dailyn took singing classes with the head of department and professor at the Superior Institute of Arts, Maria Eugenia Barrios. She also studied with professor, musician and composer Mr. Pucho Lopez, with whom she started her first recording project. At this time she is studying choral singing with well known professor Mrs. Carmen Rosa. She was evaluated by a technical commission of the National Music Institute of the Habana and approved for a position as a singer. She is a member of a musical company responsible for coordinating any work in the country. Dailyn also performs in various places in the country and enjoys singing Bolero, Salsa and POP Rock.
This talented and extraordinaire artist just finished recording two singles, “No eres todo” and “Sabes que”. The public locally and abroad, including Puerto Rico, United States, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela, has received them very well. Her vocal talent, sensuality, grace and interpretation skills provoke to the sublime the audience listening to her performance. Daylin is now been promoted in radio stations at international level and is taking shape as an international artist.
She is a graduate of the National Art and Circus School in Habana, with a specialty in gymnastics and acrobatic air ballet. She studied at the Institute Manuel Fajardo, and graduated in physical science.
In addition to all these activities and accomplishes, she has worked as a model for a Spanish clothing magazine H.H.G, and as a model to promote Bella Alicia line of perfumes.
Ana Victoria was born in the city of Santurce in Puerto Rico and was raised in the city of Bayamon. Since she was a girl she developed an interest for the arts, with special interest towards dancing, and manual arts. When she was in high school her interest was stimulated by other students with the same interests and aspirations. However, Ana’s dreams where affected because her life took a turn in a way that was not expected and was force to change priorities in her life.
She continue to finish graduate studies in the area of dental health, however, she kept alive her desire to become a singer. Like a good artist she keeps her passion for music. She makes room in her busy agenda and study with some of her friends and music teachers that helped her to develop her gift. In a very short time, Ana Victoria, has achieved recognition as a singer and has captured the recognition of musicians and composers alike locally and internationally. At this time, Ana Victoria is performing for the most part in the area of romantic music. Moved by the feeling she imparts to her music, Ana Victoria has taken special effort in presenting to you her newest single, “Amor de Piedra”.
Judith Nicholas Aka (Jude) started performing with her brothers many years ago as a singer/songwriter and they fast developed their own sound.
Jude and her brothers were managed by top London Producer Adam Mosley, whose past credits was producing the first 'Roxette' album in the 90's, Maxi Priest and various others.
Jude and her brothers were sought after by many major labels such as, Polydor Records, Motwon Uk, Sony and MCA.
They worked with many new artists in London, offering their vocal talents and appeared on Marla Glenn's debut album back in the 90's, doing backing which was a great experience.
Jude's brother moved to Hong Kong and is a DJ and vocalist and songwriter too and Regan will be appearing with Jude in some of her shows around the world.
Jude decided to find a producer in 2011 who finally would understand what she wanted to do musically, and that's when she linked with LA producer Lew Laing, who has worked with such Artists as Mark Allen Fenton, EWF, Teri Tobin and many more, to bring forth this wonderful album titled 'The Real Me'.You can now all hear and purchase the album on Reverbnation and soon it will be on Cd Baby and I tunes.The Cd will soon be ready for purchase in some stores and on line also.
The album is a blend of Jazz/Neo Soul and was written by Jude and Lew in the UK and LA.
Jude is now being managed by Major Moves Music Group llc (Richard Thomas) and will be based in the states, and is currently putting her band together.
Helping her with this is talented veteran musician , Art Weiss who played with James Brown and Chaka Kharn just to name a few
They will be working on putting on live show's around the U.S and will eventually come back to the UK, and Ronnie Scotts will be a stop that Jude is looking at...So watch out for that.
We just released her single "Tell Me" which will soon followed up by a full length album.
Jude is definitely one of a kind and her songs will take you on a journey,and her vocals are simply beautiful, check out her music.
VA’s dedication to music is born out of legacy. He was raised backstage
watching his father Verne Allison of The Dells vocal group (2004 Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame inductees) make history.
After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from Millikin University, VA
embarked on his own journey.
A seasoned pro drummer touring with the Dells, Bloodstone, The Emotions, smooth jazz guitarist Nick Colionne,..to name a few has given him a wealth of knowledge and experience in driving the music with aggressiveness and sensitivity.
As a vocalist, Verne did two consecutive tours with R. Kelly (“Born into the 90’s”and “12 Play”). Verne has also performed with Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Holiday, Slide Hampton as a drummer or vocalist.
“Writing has always been a passion of mine, I love telling a great story throughsong”.
Verne has written and produced several songs for the Dells, including their most recent release, March 2013 “Reminiscing (So Good To See You Again).
You can hear Verne playing drums on numerous recordings produced by arranger TomTom Washington (Earth, Wind and Fire and Phil Collins) including the 2008 grammy nominated song “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” by Otis Clay. Verne is also playing drums on Producer/Arranger Gene Barge’s latest release 2013’s
“Shame on You, Shame on Me” featuring blues legend Buddy Guy.
Now VA is taking the next step of becoming a solo artist, as well as lending his skills of writing and producing to others. His first release is called "Focus (Missing You)."
The Dells are the Grandfathers of R&B harmony. They paved the road for such groups as the Temptations, the Miracles, the Stylistics and more recently, R&B harmony groups such as Boyz ll Men, Jagged Edge and 112: In essence, their unmistakable musical harmonies so cleverly created by the late Kirk Stewart and later fine-tuned by the great Quincy Jones are still working its magic --- 58 years later. For 60 years, Marvin Junior, lead baritone, Johnnie Carter, lead tenor, Verne Allison, second tenor, Michael McGill, baritone, and Chuck Barksdale, basso, better known as the Dells ---- have continued to set the standard for top-to-bottom male harmony. They remain one of the powerful and unique vocal groups in the annals of R&B music.
In 1991, producer/director/writer Robert Townsend released the commercial and critically acclaimed hit film, “The Five Heartbeats.” The movie was based on the lives and careers of the Dells and produced another R&B Billboard chart hit, “A Heart Is A House for Love.” This introduced the Dells to another, younger generation of R&B music lovers.
The Dells are the recipients of the “Pioneer Hall of Fame Award” from The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, “The 1991 NAACP Image Award” “The “Soul of American Music Award” “The 2004 Vocal Group Hall of Fame Award” “The “Illinois Naras Governors Award”.
In 2004, The Dells, were inducted into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and also received an EMMY in 2005 for their “Oh What A Night” documentary.
The Dells, continue to grow. We are thrilled to have "The Mighty Dells" on our roster. We have now released the first single which has a remix of the original song by THE DELLS called "Reminiscing - So Good To See You Again" as well as a full on club mix.
Grammy Award Winner, Skip Martin lead vocalist & trumpeter ("The Dazz Band" and formerly of "Kool & The Gang").
Positive and passionate about life, is the best way of describing Grammy Award winner Skip Martin – lead vocalist, trumpet player, songwriter, artist and producer…
Originally from the Bay Area, California and now based in Las Vegas, Skip has a string of impressive professional achievements and performances to his name.
To date Skip has entertained millions of people around the world as Lead vocalist for both The Dazz Band, (which won them a Grammy Award for the song “Let It Whip”) and Kool & the Gang.
Other achievements include Platinum & Gold Records recipient with the two major recording groups, a total of twenty-seven albums (seven with Kool & the Gang and fourteen with The Dazz Band), music publisher, producer of both pop, R&B and jazz albums to name a few.
His tenor voice has a warm eclectic style developed through the years under the guise of maestro Stevie Wonder. Skip lists Miles Davis, Sammy Davis and Donny Hathaway as major influences on his musical development.
Skip is also involved in two all star bands featuring the lead singers of top selling bands performing as one band - from the funk era in United We Funk with ConFunkshun's Michael Cooper & Felton Pilate, BarKay's Larry Dodson & James Alexander, SOS Band's Mary Davis... and the classic rock era in Starship & Friends with Starship's Mickey Thomas, Survivor's Jimi Jamison, Toto's Bobby Kimball...We are very excited to have Skip Marting and his new album "Collector's Edition" with us.
Simon Stone- founding member of Atlanta’s seminal hip-hop fusion band “Heavy Mojo” (SRC / Universal Records – 2006 Global Battle of Bands Winners) steps out on a solo mission with Producer/ DJ Mista Jonzon (Happy Hour, Dillagaf, Adrift Da Belle) to create StoneJonzon. Fusing boom bap drums with airy synths, dance grooves and gritty street rhythms to create ‘the Divine Comedy.” As a member of Heavy Mojo, Simon has done national tours with the likes of Fishbone, Rehab, Family Force Five. Opened for Talib Kweli, In Living Color, and the Band ‘Live!’. Won a global victory at the 2006 Global Battle of the Bands in London, Signed with legendary Steve Rifkins SRC records. Now, as a solo has presented ‘Divine Comedy’ an LP that spans between heaven (Dancing, enjoying night life, searching for love), purgatory (avoiding the pit falls of street life) and hell (losing loved ones). "The Divine Comedy" has something for all listeners from hip-hop to house to rock to trip hop.
"I was introduced to Greenfire by my grand niece Laura Trust, since she is goof friends with them. A short while after that I started to speak to Mark on Facebook, and of course also listen to their music. We exchanged some ideas on how to produce and to edit their single "Wicked Ways", and we started to get to know each other better and to appreciate a solid working relationship. Mark basically introduced the idea to become part of the Wolf Entertainment roster to the other band members, and after a massive email with a million questions, they decided to give it a shot. We are very excited about this development, as Greenfire are the first English rock band we have signed, as it gives us a foothold into the UK. After Matteo Masi from Italy this is the second European rock band on our roster." "Wicked Ways" is now available in all download stores around the world. Welcome to Greenfire!
Sidney Barnes is nothing short of a legend! His new material he is now releasing via Wolf Entertainment is up there with the best of his earlier work. Sidney has worked with the best in the business, and it is wonderful to be able to have him on our roster. We are going to release first his new EP "Living In A Digital World" and focus on the marketing and promotion of this material. "Silence" as the main track of the EP surely will be a hit record!! The EP was recently released and it was well received with major Radio play. Sidney has also collaborated with various other WE artists to create a remix of "Pick Up The Pieces".
"Mickey contacted me and submitted his music for review, and I was immediately taken by his lyrics, his production and his message. Now having worked with him for a while, I am very happy about his determination and his absolute willingness to make it big in the music industry. At the same time Mickey shows real humility, real love spirit and respect, which is not something you find in all musicians these days. He made a firm commitment to Wolf Entertainment to do what it takes to become a superstar, and we won't accept any less of him, as he certainly has the potential and the drive," says Hellmut Wolf, director of Wolf Entertainment.
Brandon James McClendon artist name Kalico Mick presents him self as a jack of all trades. Producer, hip hop lyricist, and vocalist Kalico Mick is a veteran in a rookie's body. His musical influences range from Bob Marley to Nate dog. Versatility is a must for this artist and you will never see what's coming next. To some it is an odd experience but to most, a pleasant surprise.
Raised in Vienna, Ga (small town in Georgia) and relocated to college park, Ga (Metro-Atlanta area) he's seen hardship, pain, and social injustice. He's also seen unity, family morals, and deep rooted pride in heritage. The value of people, being genuine, and being unique are things Kalico Mick holds dear to his heart due to his up bringing. His first release is called "Root Of Evil".
"It has been a real pleasure to meet Vivian Vance Kelly, and to get to know her music and her voice which is fantastic," says Hellmut Wolf, director of Wolf Entertainment. "Since we have started to work together I have been excited to have such a proliferated Soul and Blues singer on our roster. Vivian has been on the biggest stages, and to have her with us is an honor. We will start with the release of her first single "As Simple As This", and while we work on getting her more exposure for this song, Vivian is working on her album." With a lot of soul in her voice, Vivian started to explore several branches of black music, including Rap and RnB, but in 1997 she got introduced by her father to blues music, which definitely stuck with her, as the style helped her gain a great reputation thanks to the many weekly gigs around Chicago and the States.
Not only a live venue artist, Vivian recorded two albums under Wolf Records and Feelin' Good Records, that allowed her to jump over the pond and tour Europe several time since 2000, generating outstanding response from fans overseas.
Vivian has also performed at some of the biggest blues music festivals in the world, such as Chicago Blues Fest, Gossau Fest and Lucerne Blues Fest.
Papo "Forajido" Gely was born in Miami Beach Florida to Puerto Rican parents, whom shortly after his birth returned to the island of Puerto Rico where he was raised. Originally self taught to play the guitar, he went on to receive formal music training at the University of Puerto Rico. After graduating, Gely became a regular session player at the local studio scene working with virtually every local singer as a back-up musician. In 1988 he was hired as a record producer for Puerto Rican super boy band "MENUDO". While working with the band, Gely penned a young Ricky Martin's first hit "Gafas Oscuras". After three years of recording and touring the US and Mexico Gely relocated to New York City. In 1996, encouraged by friends and associates Gely released his first solo project named "Blues Montuno" a blend of latin rock and blues featuring and highlighting his guitar playing. Having lived 20 years in New York City Gely relocated in early 2011 to Philadelphia where he performs with his current band Los Latinos Del Son", a project dedicated to afro-Caribbean dance music. We are proud to have released FIVE albums by Papo Gely, all real treaures!
"Carlos is a perfect addition to our growing roster of world music artists", says Hellmut Wolf, director of Australian based label and distribution company Wolf Entertainment. " His music is a reflection of his home land Peru, combined with very modern beats and sounds, and he fits to Bodi Satria from Indonesia and David Salas who is also from Peru. We are very lucky to have such wonderful and diverse artists working with Wolf Entertainment, and we are hopefully going to expand our roster of world music artists. Carlos is a personal friend of our A&R man for South American and Spanish speaking artists Emilsam Velazquez, and it is an honor to have him with us." Carlos Zapata, the contemporary musician, reconciling the world in future atmospheres, and yet leaves us in each issue the desired sweetness of nostalgia. Looking clean with a serene smile, exquisite sensitivity and a strong spirit of exploration, Carlos Zapata, holding a siku or flute becomes a universal soul’s player.
His new album "CHASQUITRONIC" is now available in all digital download stores around the world.
David came to Wolf Entertainment via our A&R representative for South America and Spanish artists Emisam Velasquez. Emilsam and David are good friends, and so it came natural. When I heard David's music for the first time I was blown away. And then I watched a video of David and his band, and it is such fun to see and hear the joy they have when they play together. I am looking forward to get to know David and his team more closely, and to introduce his wonderful music to a world wide audience:" says Hellmut Wolf, director of Wolf Entertainment.
With his music David Salas has managed to travel across international borders coming to Japan, Chile, Tahiti, USA, Bolivia, Mexico, France, Spain, Norway and Sweden. His album "Chekta" is now available in all download stores.
Peter Moore is a music producer, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, and an amazing guitarist who focuses on acoustic guitar based material that is smooth, positive and beautiful. He worked with The Tony Rich Project, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Aaron Neville, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Boyz II Men, CeCe Winans, and Pebbles to name a few. His new smooth Jazz album "Attitude Positive" is making headlines around the world. We also recently released three new singles in collaboration with "The Wolfman" called "What's Life Without Love", "Sunrise" and "Can't Wait".
Budi Satria's wonderful world music and his brand new album "One Voice" are a wonderful addition to the Wolf Entertainment roster. Budi is from Indonesia and our first artist from south East Asia, and we are delighted to have him with us. His music is all from the heart for the heart, and he is a master to combine eastern and western influences. Budi alse released a single in collaboration with "The Wolfman" called "Heavenly Heart".
Emilsam is a musician, producer and mastering expert. Wolf Entertainment has now signed his complete back catalogue and we are going to re-release all his work digitally around the world. Emilsam won a Grammy as recording and mixing engineer, and he is also the main A&R guy for Wolf Entertainment for South America and all Spanish speaking artists. We are looking forward to work closely with Emilsam on various levels. His experience and his connections are amazing, and his music is very special. He recently released two new singles called "Groovin", and "Tequila". He also just released a wonderful meditation album called "Images Of My Soul", followed up by a variety of new singles. Emilsam is also the brain behind the "World Funk Society" which so far released "House Cry" and "Pick Up The Pieces".
Jerome worked with groups like The Manhattans, The Persuaders, Eddie Floyd, and Rufus Thomas. He co-wrote and recorded as a member of the New York rock group Bodybag which led to work with Mick Jagger, followed by gigs with Divinyls and then Keith Richards. Jerome moved to Sydney Australia 1996 where he worked with Bridie King, Billy Thorpe,Jackie Orsaczky, Jimmy Barnes and Ian Moss. Jerome formed his next original band "Ronimo", Which has performed at many different venues and festivals including The Melbourne International Blues festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival and a few times at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival.
Sur Tres consists of Tomás Pérez - Ponce / Puerto Rico, Joselo González, Arica / Chile and Néstor Crespo - Buenos Aires / Argentina. Their music which can be described as South American folk pop is a wonderful mix of deep emotions and typical cool rhythms which let you float on a cloud of love and contentment. Their new album "Serenata" is now available via all digital download stores around the world.
Internationally acclaimed bassist, solo artist, producer and composer Sean O’Bryan Smith has joined the Wolf Entertainment Group family as one of their contemporary jazz artists with a global digital distribution deal. In celebration of this signing, Sean will be rereleasing his critically acclaimed premiere solo album Tapestry with a brand new, never before heard bonus track called KM's Groove. The bonus track features guest appearances by the popular US contemporary jazz saxophonist Joyce Spencer and the incomparable styling’s of German trumpeter Hans Peter Salentin. KM's Groove was released on January 7 as single and already has international Radio play. in August 2012 Sean "Reflection", which is already an internationally acclaimed recording. His latest 2013 album is called "Quartet da Funk" and is not available on most download stores.
New Single called "Get Up Out Your Feelings" by KT the Great featuring Chocolate out now! KT is a great artist from Texas. KT runs his own label "Relentless Beyond Reality" which is distributed by Wolf Entertainment, and he is producing other artists in Texas. He is working on the video for "Get Up Out Your Feelings".
Alan Barnes belongs to an Australian family of Rock Icons, being the brother of Jimmy Barnes and Swanee. Alan has his very own rock and blues style and this first single "Stay" is a tribute to Australian Rock!
The Wolfman is an extraordinary artist whose career spans over four decades and four continents. He started as flute player and then quickly picked up the Saxophone as second instrument back in his hometown Koblenz in Germany. He played with a variety of bands over the years and everything from small pubs to major stadium arenas. The Wolfman released a variety of albums and singles, all self produced. The Wolfman has various albums and singles and collaborations available, which you find in our album section.
If you are into Jazz, of course you have heard about Jimmy Garrison, Buster Williams, Ron Carter, Lou Donaldson, Cedar Walton, Lonnie Listen Smith, George Adams, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Hammond, Jimmy Merit, John Thaïs and Gene Ammos. But then you also heard about McCoy Tyner. George A Johnson Jr. has played with them all. Three years touring with one of the very best in the Jazz world McCoy Tyner says what George is all about. A world class drummer, one of the very best around. We have various albums of George in our catalogue all available at the album section.
Born in Damascus, Syria, now living in Toronto Canada, Zafer Sawaf is a musician driven by current political, social and ethnical issues. At an early age of 10, he picked up the guitar, which was later followed by the piano. After reaching an intermediate level in both instruments, he slowly became uninterested in learning songs composed by other artists, but rather shifted his interest, igniting his creativity into creating his own music. His debut single "My Big Dream" had radio play all over the world already. He recently recently released two new singles "Time" and "Lost Love".
classical singing and music at the London College of Music and has a diploma in
classical singing. She started singing blues and jazz in her 20's and has worked
in many bands, including The Celibate Rifles, Wig World, The Rat Pack, MonksWife. She has worked for The Melbourne Theatre Company, and played SharonTaylor in Chances, the whacky Channel 9 TV series. She has worked in many films, including Going Down, Double Skulls with John Hargreaves, Winter of our Dreams, with Judy Davis, and the series Vietnam with Nicole Kidman. Mercia has recently released her first single with Wolf Entertainment called "Angel", followed by her new single "Follow Your Heart".
Wolf Entertainment are delighted to have agreed to collaborate with Benjaman Ballangarry, an Aboriginal singer and songwriter from northern New South Wales, and to have signed him for a world wide digital distribution contract.
Benjaman is a performing artist of 20 years, performing live since the age of 10 years old. His debut single which was featured in the film Shifting Shelter called "She's My Motivation", is now available world wide
We are very happy to have Denny on our roster of artists. His voice is incredible and the album we are working on is OLD SCHOOL.
Denny’s album, 'Come On In', was recorded in the summer of 1976 but after contractual and internal political problems the album was put on the shelf! A few tape copies were made for friends and “that was that”!
Many years later (2004) Denny went to a concert at The Stables, Johnny Dankworths music venue in Milton Keynes, to see guitarist Albert Lee with his band Hogans Heros. Denny thought he recognized the keyboard player and was right, it was hit recording artist and producer Pete Wingfield (18 With A Bullet). Pete had written some of the songs on Denny’s “Come on In” album but they had never met. On Denny introducing himself after the show Pete was thrilled, he had known about the “Come On In” project but had never heard any of the tracks, he asked Denny to send him a copy, which he did, it was an old rough tape one, Denny thought “that’s that”
After some time Pete called to say the album was great “it’s the lost soul album of the 70’s, you must do something with it”
The hunt was on, where were the original tapes? Nobody knew! Denny again made contact with Producer Bruce Baxter, guitarist Ray Russell and Drummer Simon Phillips no one knew. Calls to Chiltern Radio and DJ Martin Collins at Virgin Radio could not shine any light on the lost recordings and then as a last resort Denny called his old friend Steve Williamson after first searching him out, “I don’t suppose you’ve got a reel to reel copy of the album (Steve had done the tape copies for friends) “I think it might be in my Mum’s garage” he said, It was!!!!!!
Would it play? Baked in an oven by Pete Brown at Beck Studios so that it might play just once, the tape was then transferred to computer……it played!!! Then to Ray Russells “Old Surgery Studio” in Sussex where Rik Walton brought it back to life. The album is now available via Wolf Entertainment is most digital download stores.
Manny was born in LaLinea Spain and located to Scotland. As a child he was educated and raised in Dunfermline Fife
Manny went to Commercial Primary and Queen Anne Secondary schools
served apprenticeship as electrical fitter in Rosyth Dockyard where he took up guitar in the mid fifties after becoming a fan of all the early Elvis Presley ,Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly records.
Manny played with various semi pro Scottish bands until joining The Shadettes who in 1968 changed their name to Nazareth.
Nazareth turned fully pro in 1971 and became one of Scotland's premier Rock Bands having hits in the Uk Europe Canada and USA.
They're probably Known best for their hits "Broken Down Angel", "This Flight Tonight" and the first real power ballad "Love Hurts" (also produced by Charlton).
Charlton was also involved in the pre-production stages for Guns n Roses first album Appetite for Destruction"
Manny Charlton left Nazareth in 1990 and has since recorded several solo projects and produced several albums for young upcoming artists/bands.
At present Manny is fronting The Manny Charlton Band and playing dates in the US.
Oba Simba is the quintessential quiet warrior. He has a reserve and confidence that radiates an easy authority without even a hint of arrogance.Oba Simba continues to make his mark as producer and a songwriter. He released the Lacadema Riddim which enjoyed favorable rotation on Jamaica FM radio with songs such as “Beat It” by Lutan Fyah. One of those tracks “Give a Little Love” peaked at #2 on the CMV E Strip charts in 2010. The song was co-produced by Cellblock’s Syl Gordon and Oba Simba. He also co-wrote 8 tracks on Sharon Tucker’s album “In your time” from which single” Natty come over “which made great strides on charts in Florida and Canada and 4th Caribbean Chart/
“Voice of the people “album released 2009 was a compilation of previous works done for various producers continues to do very well on the online digital stores.
From his Obadan Produktionz studio, his latest gift to the world is the Kundalini Riddim which features various artist from St. Thomas, the parish in Jamaica from which he hails. This is also doing very well on the online digital stores.
He has recently been signed to Wolf Entertainment in Australia and down under can look out for a musically uplifting feast from one of Jamaica’s finest diamonds. Look out for the thought provoking musical statement Mr Govament´ on the famous Studio One race Track riddim.
He is presently working on his next album.
OBA SIMBA King of the Lions, hear him roaaarrrrr
"I am very excited about working with Rook and to re- release his single "Back For Da Tip" and his new single "Spray Can Man", both because they are both great songs, as well as it marks the start of the collaboration between the Major Moves Music Group for which Wolf Entertainment now takes on world wide digital distribution," says Hellmut Wolf, director of Wolf Entertainment. "Richard Thomas and his label Major Moves Music Group have several more fantastic artists that we will release together, so stay tuned for some great music coming your way."
Major Moves Music Group recording artist and Popular Misfitz co-founder, Rook is from St.Louis, MO. Rook is known to create songs with vivid imagery and detailed storytelling. His ability to reach people emotionally makes him a true favorite. Through witty punchlines and precise rhyming schemes Rook has been able to earn the respect of his peers and hip hop icons alike. His re- released debut single "Back For Da Tip", is produced by St.Louis Producer of the Year Laudie (T-ain, Bun B, Gorilla Zoe) heated up radio and internet stations worldwide, and his new single "Spray Can Man" will soon be available for worldwide distribution through Wolf Entertainment. Now back with new music, Rook's upcoming project,"The Popular Misfit", is filled with the heart and soul he is loved for. "This project embodies who I was, who I am, and who I will be", says the St. Louis MC. Rook is ready to show the world once again why he is regarded as "Tha Bizness".
"What is Clave Tres"
Just when we think that we are at the end of the road in regard to creative innovations in Afro Caribbean Jazz music … along comes a new musical style called Clave Tres.
Raúl Berríos, Executive Producer and artist, General Director & Multi-Percussionist, created all rhythms pattern in Clave Tres. Berríos believe that creative opportunities and rhythmic innovations in Afro Caribbean Jazz Music are found directly at the source in West Africa and the African roots in Puerto Rico.
Clave Tres changes the rules completely by replacing the binary rhythmic foundation with a uniquely formatted rhythmic structure played over an African time line of 24 pulses resulting in a new distinctly original and captivating Puerto Rican, “Genuine Jazz Boricua”.
The stylistic sound characteristics and textures of Afro Caribbean Jazz Music are transported into a new dimension of musical expression which to those who are accustomed to the status quo in latin music, is both familiar and refreshingly unfamiliar all at the same time.
John Storm Roberts in the books of "Latin Jazz: The First of the Fusions, 1880s to Today"; said: “Except on Afro Caribbean Jazz Music - ideological grounds this might not seem like a big deal, but when added to the other complexities of “Genuine Jazz Boricua” rhythms it's creates both a different set of rhythmic possibilities and also melodic lines that fall outside the most familiar popular music patterns”.
King received his first “big break” at the age of 23 when his talent with the congas was prominently displayed in a memorable night club scene in the James Bond movie, Thunderball. He left Nassau for drama studies in Canada, formed a jazz band in New York City, and spent a year performing in a Bermuda club where he met Redd Foxx who invited King to appear at his place in Los Angeles. Sammy Davis Jr. asked King to appear on the Hollywood Palace, and Cannonball Adderly became his mentor in the recording studio.
As a session musician, King has worked with a very diverse group of artists representing a wide variety of musical styles. King has been praised as “the unsung hero behind Motown” by Ray Singleton in her book Berry, Me, and Motown as well as by Berry Gordy in his book To Be Loved for his work with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson, the Jackson Five, and many others. He has also worked with Herb Alpert, John Klemmer, Doc Severinsen, Ringo Starr, Blood Sweat & Tears, Jim Stafford, Swamp Dogg, Barbra Streisand, David Cassidy, Bobby Darin, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mathis, OC Smith, Lou Rawles, Hodges James and Smith, Mickey Stevenson, Barry White and The Carpenters. He was a featured member of the Incredible Bongo Band and has been a member of Neil Diamond’s touring band since 1976.
As a solo artist and composer, King is best known as a master of funky disco with lots of congas. His early albums are prized by “breakbeat hounds.” His more recent solo albums can be classified as jazz with a Caribbean flavor. His songs have appeared on albums by Neil Diamond, Eddie Kendricks, Flora Purim, The Temptations, and in the soundtrack of the movie, Ted and Venus.
As an actor, King has appeared in the movies Uptown Saturday Night (with Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier) and on television in Abe Vigoda’s Fish series and The Watcher, the 1980 remake of The Jazz Singer with Neil Diamond, and the movie Thunderball with Sean Connery.
King also stars in a music video of the song Mountains of Love. He sings and dances in addition to playing the congas.
Wolf Entertainment ir proud to work with The King, and his first single with us was "In My Secret Life" which was followed up by "Day After Day" and "Reggae Lover".
"Meeting a legend like Freddie Washington was a very special moment in my life," says Hellmut Wolf, director of Australian label and digital distributor Wolf Entertainment. "If you look who Freddie has worked with, you will see the 'who is who' of the very top of the music industry, and to have him on our roster is nothing short of a miracle for us. But Freddie is not only a legend, he is also a really wonderful guy, and I am enjoying our communication immensely since we decided to work together and to re- release his fantastic album 'In The Moment'. I have listened to this album now 30 - 40 times and I love it more and more. We now will do our best as a team to make Freddie's music available to even more people and to market his wonderful music to the very best of our abilities." It doesn’t matter if it’s funk, pop, jazz, rock, hip-hop, uptempo or a ballad. Few players do it all with such creative style and musicality. Plus, he’s always ready to give it his best! That’s why we call him ‘Ready Freddie’.”
“Forget Me Nots’ not only earned Freddie a Gold Album Award, it was also featured in the Tom Hanks film “Big.” His song, “Better Late Than Never,” recorded by the Cover Girls, was featured in Eddie Murphy’s movie, “Coming to America.”
Freddie also earned a Platinum Album Award for his song “Someone For Me,” recorded by Whitney Houston.
He has played in sessions or on tour with everyone from Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, Aaron Neville, Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, B.B. King, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston, to Jose Feliciano, George Benson, Johnny Mathis, Burt Bacharach, Melissa Manchester and Kenny Loggins.
Opus Mundi performs different musical styles such as Jazz, World Music, Latin and Funk.
This group is located in Orlando, Florida. Their influences range from Afro‐Cuban, South American, Middle Eastern, Be‐Bop, Puerto Rican, European and American Jazz. Thus the name Opus (masterful work) Mundi (worldwide). Each one comes from many musical backgrounds and influences. Together, they blend and create a fresh sound in a quartet format. Opus Mundi are real players in the international Jazz scene.
Eddie "Gua Gua" Rivera (Bass) has established himself as a consummate Bass Guitar player in the Jazz and Latin Music World. The long list of musicians he has worked, toured and recorded with is a virtual Who's Who of Music ; Mongo Santamaria, Gato Barbieri, Tito Puente, Gipsy Kings, Machito, Ray Barretto, Ruben Blades, Larry Harlow, Willie Colon, Arturo Sandoval, Ricardo Ray, Arsenio Rodriguez, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Batacumbele, Louie Ramirez, Joe Cuba, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Valentin, Charlie Palmieri, and Eddie Palmieri. Eddie has performed on over 600 records. He has recorded on three GRAMMY AWARD winning projects; two with Eddie Palmieri and one with Arturo Sandoval. The new album "Opus Mundi II" is now available in all download stores.
"I am so excited and proud to have a grand master like Juan Colon on our roster of artists," says Helmut Wolf, director of Wolf Entertainment. "Juan came on board via our A&R rep Emilsam Velazquez, as they are very good friends and go back together a long time, and since they worked together on various albums and projects. Especially being a Sax player myself, it is a great pleasure to be able to represent such a legend as Juan, and to work with him on a personal level. We are going to do our best to include Juan in some of our collaboration projects and to produce a lot of new music with him."
Juan Colon was born on Mao, Valverde at the 18th of December 1948. Some of the artists he worked with are Raffael Solano, Johnny Ventura, Felix Del Rosario, Primitivo Santos, Milly Y Los Vecinos, Juan Luis Guerra, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, La India, Brenda K Star, most of them Grammy winners. However there are too many world class artists Juan played with to mention.
Juan studied at the Dominican Republic national Conservatory of Music and later in New York with Frank Foster at the Jazz mobile school. He also studied Jazz, composition and harmony with Mario Rivera, Boby Porcelly and Bob Berg.
He composed the music for " The Parley Massacre" which is a film about the killing of Haitians by the dictator Trujillo.
He recorded two of his own albums, "Con El Alma De Tavito", and "Nuestra Tradicion" which is now distributed by Wolf Entertainment digitally world wide. Juan is a double Grammy winner!!
Even with her long list of accomplishments to date, Phreaze maintains a reputation for being one of the hardest workers in the Local Hip Hop Scene-with a work ethic second to none. A Hiphop Entrepreneur through Event Management, Artist Development, Radio Presenting, Journalism, Artist Management (and more!) & supporter of Youth and Community Arts through Hiphop workshops and forums, Phreaze considers herself first and foremost, an Artist. Her single "Give It To Me" is in all download stores and the video for the song has been received with great enthusiasm. Her latest release of Phreaze is called "Can You Come Over" and the video has already over 30 000 views.
TEAK - You hear it, you'll dig it
In an era where music is easily found and lost, Teak has emerged with the rare ability to reach out to listeners who want to keep their music close by. The music is honest & real, but most of all, it makes sense.
Teak songs are about life for normal people who still like to rock and sing along, but who also like the personal touch of music having some meaning to them. Teak has something for everyone - Once hooked, it is hard to give up.
Most people love music for their own reasons, and thankfully there is Teak you can keep close and play again and again - simply because it is made by people who love music. Their new EP “After Dark” which are five remixes of their debut album “Teak” produced by renowned producer Martin Kennedy, adds a new dimension to TEAK’s work. From modern Aussie rock, TEAK moves forward to a more chilled sound, which takes the listeners to a journey of the senses, and which opens the heart. Steve Drapers vocals are haunting and powerful, and the production is very slick and polished. This EP is the beginning of a new adventure TEAK embarks on, and which takes their fans with them.
"At first I was a little skeptical when our A&R rep Darrio Green sent me the material for Dat Bwoy Fedi, as we already have some great Rappers at Wolf Entertainment, and I am getting more and more selective who we bring on board in that genre. When I heard Fedi's material thought, I was immediately turned on by his sound and professional production. This guy knows what he is doing and if you look at his CV you know why. Now that we have started to work together, and I am getting to know him, I see what great focus Fedi has to get his name out there and to be heard by a larger audience. We are first going to release two singles called "GOIN' LOW" and "HERE I GO" which will be followed up by a full length album." We just released the single "Around The World Goin Live" of the upcoming album.
Past projects include: “Rage N My Eyez” (2006)_”UnderRated Champ Mixtape” (2007-2008)_ “TrendSettah Ep Album” (2009)_”Still Set’n Trendz U.S.A” (2009) and the highly anticipated mixtape album of (2010) “Officially Ranked".
"Marcelo Trisano aka Trizzie contacted me about 4 month ago. He heard a Radio interview where I was speaking about Wolf Entertainment and our artists and what we are doing. He contacted me then and there in the Radio chat room, asking me if he could come on board as an artist. I asked him if I could hear his music, and what he showed to me was not up to a reasonable standard yet. I did however tell him, that if he could produce a song that was at a level I felt we can release, I would take him on. Since then Marcelo has worked tirelessly, and practiced for hours and days and weeks before the recording. When he sent me the song, he was at the other side of Facebook, waiting for my feedback. This young man who since became 14 years old is incredibly focused and determined. I loved the song and I told him that we will now take him on board and work with him. He was so happy, and so was Tati his mother. We have been in constant contact since with both Marcelo and Tati and we are working together with our house producers Paul Patto and Emilsam Velazquez to get his song " End Of Days"released. The words Marcelo wrote are something else, especially for someone so young. There will be many good songs that he will share with the world, and we are really excited to be able to be part of his journey." Now that "End Of Days" has been released and Trizzie did his video clip, we are close to releasing a new song called "Fourteen".
"I have known Smokey since two years via promoter and friend Ian Mansfield," says Hellmut Wolf, director of Wolf Entertainment. "We kept in touch while he is travelling and working all over south East Asia, and recently we decided to re-release his album "STAND TALL" via our digital outlets. It is a great album and certainly stands up to the test of time. Now that we have this project under way, and we can introduce Smokey to a wider audience, I am sure we will not have to wait too long for a follow up album". Brian Burtonelli (AKA Smokey) was born in blues town of St. Louis, Missouri and began singing in church at a very early age. Growing up “in the hood” was not promising to him and he badly needed a way out! Luckily his god giving talent for music fuelled by his passion for performing drove him to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a professional entertainer. Ever since Smokey's band Common Culture has been travelling and working all over the US and South East Asia, where they recorded "Stand Tall". Since then Smokey has written produced and worked many artist and productions in Malaysia and abroad including artist like Reshmonu and Ferhad. His voice has been used for many commercials for Coke Cola, Xpax, Nescafe….the list goes on. Now with the opening of his own studio and label “C4”, we expect to hear a lot more from Smokey in the near future!
Bassist/Composer Robin Duhe has emerged to the forefront after performing for three decades with the R&B group, MAZE Featuring Frankie Beverly. Duhe took an unexpected turn in 2004 with the release of his first solo CD, "Do It Duhe". He then now launched is second CD "Life", both which have been received with great applause.
Robin is a fantastic bass player and composer, gigging all over the world to large audiences.He is currently working on his new album, while doing many radio shows. Robin is a class act, and a fantastic person to work with. His latest release is a single of his new album soon to be released with the title "I Can't Help Myself".
Mz Wood who is signed by her label justADmusic
and distributed by Wolf Entertainment, is one of Australia's brightest rock stars. Her live performances are incredible, she is the total rock chick. After her first single release "Rest Room Walls" she has recently released her second single "Stand By". Mz Wood is receiving international attention and radio play especially in the US. She just released her video clip for Rest Room Walls, as well as "The Bluewolf Lust Mix" by internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Paul Patto. Her latest release is called "Shanti", and there are several others in production.
Frank, what can I say. He is a virtuoso, a maestro of the guitar. What I love about him is that he can shred like a monster, but that he has at the same time so much feeling. I am so excited about having Frank with us, and I am looking forward to release his music and to promote him in our world, as well as to do collaboration recording between him and many of our other artists who for sure will be delighted to have Frank's guitar on many of their recordings!" says Hellmut Wolf, Director of Wolf Entertainment. "This signing is also especially important for us, as Frank is the first German artist at Wolf Entertainment outside my brother Peter and I, and we hope working with him as well as Matteo Masi from Italy will give us a stronger foothold into Europe." Franks first release was a single called "Another Way", for which he also produced a video clip, and he just followed this up with his new single
Heavy Metal Rockers Overhate from Venezuela are certainly on a mission to become a household name in the metal world. Having just returned from a very sucessful India tour, they are now working with Wolf Entertainment to reach more fans and to enter the US and Europe markets. Their new album “Relentless Is Our Strength” is already making international headlines.
Casino has released 10 different albums and mixtapes with his former groups, Black Hands and Gutta Gang, & L.O.P., as well as solo projects with the likes of DJ's Rapid Ric, D.J. Curren$y, D.J. Hella Yella, and D.J. Latin Prince. Already with one regional hit under his belt "GameTime" he's poised and ready for worldwide success! Stay tuned for his upcoming single "Hot Body" and the video, which is going to be mad!
Capitol View Arts and Another Option Productions conclude Black History Month 2012 with the 2nd annual special recognition ceremony, Growing The Tradition which honors hip-hop artists and producers from Central TX! Casino is honored to be one of the chosen artists this year, and excited to be inducted into the Texas Music Museum with his fellow honoree's.
Ronnie Rathers, a "Las Vegas Strip" jazz guitar entertainer adopted Wes Montgomery's style of octaves and has taken it to a different level. He has been performing professionally for over 30 years.
Ronnie's performances includes show projects for many artists ranging from comedians to musicians. This includes shows for Ray Charles, Don Rickles, Whoopie Goldberg, David Brenner, The Average White Band, Chubby Checker, Tavares, The Drifters, Percy Sledge and Odia Coats, to name a few. His album "Nut'n But A Groove" is a wonderful smooth Jazz album.
Philly2000 was born in Flint Michigan 1981 and later, he lived down in the dirty south, Georgia, for ten years, that’s where he picked up on rap music. Tag team, Mc hammer, was the first rap music philly ever heard, it was in ft. stewart ga where Philly learned his swagga. Georgia was a big influence on philly’s personality and who philly is today because he attended an 80 percent African American school in Glennville ga. It was a great learning experience and that is what helped philly shape into the rapper he is today. It was later on in life that philly started to listening to 2pac, Dayton family, eminem, and bone thugs n harmony, Philly then new he wanted to be a rapper, it was a great way to express himself and also vent of the everyday stressors that life dealt… Philly began free styling over songs that were playin on the radio and freestyle became an important thing to him and driving down the road bumpin the cd player rapping to the songs, Philly gained strength in his skill and later showed it off at the woods party’s in northeastern mi where he lived… Philly2000 had his first show in the year 2000 at tawas area high school, it was a talent show and him and his group including his brother did the song “back that ass up” by juvenile.. It was a great experience and it felt great to see everyone up dancing to the song philly said…. After many years of writing songs and studying the rapper life, philly started recording his music using an internet chat mic and adobe audition 1.5.. Since then philly has made about 12 different albums through out the years underground and soundclick was the gateway to starting his career. Years later 2011 Philly finally got a break and was offered and online distribution deal with Wolf Entertainment making a hit single that is being played all around the world called, “One Minute Of Your Time” dedicated to his son. He also recently released his new single "Ambition To Survive".
Young DA from Detroit is a very powerful young RAP artist, and his new single "Main Girl" is already making headlines and receives radio play in the US as well as Europe and Australia. Young DA is now working on the video clip for "Main Girl" as he is recording his debut album.
Henri Brown aka HB Wild is a fantastic musician and producer from Vancouver Canada. He is also the cousin of Jimi Hendrix! HB is half the time on the road and half the time in the studio. His debut album "Wait For ME" will soon be followed up by his next album.
Alejandro Adams who is originally from Australia is currently touring throughout Europe and recording a new album. His two singles "Evil" and "Yesterday" have received extensive radio and TV interest. Alejandro is currently living in Berlin, and he is working on a new album. He is touring all over Europe and we are looking forward to his new release in 2012!
Peter Wolf, originally from Germany, now living in Maryland USA, is a guitar player, song writer and lead vocalist. His single "You" had international radio play and is part of several sampler records. He is currently working on a new full length album, which will be released in 2012. Peter is also co owner of the already legendary company "KNAGGS Guitars".
Kangwon Kim is from Korea, and especially for his young age an extraordinary Saxophone player. His album "Groovy Nights receives a lot of media and radio attention.
His video of "Groovy Night" was top ten at MAKSTV for weeks. Kangwon just released his new single "Nothing Better".