Saturday Shake Down – Red Leonard, Rodes Rollins, Bridges, Pasha Karchevsky, Coyle Girelli

Red Leonard – “Paradise (I Know I’m Right)”

“Paradise (I Know I’m Right)” by Red Leonard is a poignant and socially conscious track that reflects on the aftermath of the 2016 Orlando shooting and the societal issues that led to it. The song is a call to action for listeners to question the capitalist nature of our society and to take responsibility for shaping the world around us. With its haunting vocals and eerie instrumentation, “Paradise” is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged piece that invites the listener to engage in a conversation about the complex issues facing our world today. Red Leonard’s powerful lyrics and dynamic production create a powerful and unforgettable listening experience that will stay with you long after the song ends. This track is a must-listen for anyone who wants to engage with important social and political issues through the power of music.

Rodes Rollins – “Nasty Woman”

Rodes Rollins has a unique sound that blends psychedelic-tinged Americana rhythms with haunting vocals. Her debut EP, Young Adult, was released in 2017 and was a coming-of-age tale filled with vintage rock, ethereal pop, and wavy melodies. The EP was inspired by her first love’s incarceration and subsequent deportation, and Rollins analyzed the lack of humanity surrounding the situation in the five-track EP. Rollins’ latest releases, “Nasty Woman” and “Boom Pow,” focus on opening up the narrative and feature Kane Richotte of Portugal. The Man on drums. Rollins has worked with other accomplished artists such as Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Matthew Compton of Electric Guest, and Greg Rogove of Devendra Banhart. Major Lazer’s Jillionaire has also championed Rollins over the years, helping her collaborate with producer Branko for his album Atlas. With her self-described “cowgirl poetry,” Rollins is carving out her own unique place in the music industry.

Bridges – “Wake Up”

Bridges’ debut single “Wake Up” is an impressive showcase of the trio’s musical chemistry and innate talent. This song came out 15 minutes in to their first ever band rehearsal.Their music has been described as having a haunting quality reminiscent of bands like Republic of Wolves or Brand New, which lends itself well to their introspective and emotional lyrics. “Wake Up,” their first single, showcases the band’s ability to craft a powerful and anthemic rock sound, while also conveying a sense of vulnerability and introspection. With their strong musicianship and compelling songwriting, Bridges is a band to watch in the southeastern US music scene and beyond.

Pasha Karchevsky – “Breaking the Walls”

“Breaking the Walls” is a powerful composition by rising-star jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Pasha Karchevsky. Born in Novokuznetsk, Russia in 1989, Pasha discovered his love for the trumpet at the age of fifteen and pursued it with unwavering dedication, winning numerous international competitions and performing at major jazz festivals around the world. He has shared the stage with many renowned artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, Terence Blanchard, and Igor Butman, among others.

Pasha’s impressive career includes performing with the Moscow State Jazz Orchestra and publishing his first book “12 Jazz Trumpet Transcriptions” in 2015, which was well-received by the jazz community. He currently resides in New York City, collaborating with various well-known musicians and bands, including David Berger Big Band, Eddie Allen Big Band, and Art Lillard Big Band and Sextet.

“Breaking the Walls” showcases Pasha’s exceptional talent as both a trumpeter and composer, with its dynamic melody and rich harmonic structure. His dedication to his craft and his ability to break down barriers in the world of jazz make him a true force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Coyle Girelli – “Disappear”

Coyle Girelli, the frontman of The Chevin, released “Disappear,” the third single from his upcoming debut solo album “Love Kills.” The album is set to release on September 21st, 2018. “Disappear” is a melancholic piano ode to loss and heartbreak, and it serves as the final track on the album. Girelli says the song may seem hopeless, but it ends with hope and the realization that even in the darkest moments, it will always get better.

The album “Love Kills” offers a moody, romantic, cinematic tone that Girelli calls Modern Noir. The first single “Where’s My Girl?” has been described as “stunning” and a “master of atmosphere.” The album is a fresh take on the romantic spirit of early rock, dark and soulful Americana, and sweeping cinematic music, with references to Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and Ennio Morricone heard throughout.

Girelli wrote the album after multiple songwriting sessions with music legend Mac Davis, who wrote iconic hits for Elvis Presley. The experience opened a new path for Girelli, allowing him to write an entire album with his voice leading the way. “Disappear” is produced by Girelli and Andrew Horowitz, mixed by Chris Connors, and mastered by John Davis.

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