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Kere Buchanan "Goodbye Yesterday"


Kere Buchanan is best known as a drummer’s drummer having played with a who’s who of great Australian artists including Tina Arena and Marcia Hines. Kere is also widely acknowledged as the leader of groups such as The Bodacious Cowboys and Kerosene. Four year ago, Kere released his first album under his name, "Starting Over" which received acclaim from critics across the globe.

Early February, 2014, Kere Buchanan returns with a new album called "Goodbye Yesterday" featuring guest vocalists Gary Pinto, Michelle Martinez, Glenn Bidmead, Karen O'Shea, Bill Champlin, Geoff Robertson, Barry Leef, Jerson Trinidad, Jade Macrae and Kere himself for the song "Hard Goodbye".

The beautiful painting on the cover is signed by singer/songwritter Marc Jordan!

"Goodbye Yesterday" will be available at CD Baby/iTunes/Amazon...

We're pleased to present "The Story Behind The Songs" of "Goodbye Yesterday" by Kere Buchanan!

1. If you need somebody: "I’ve had this little song lying around from the last album so I thought i’d bring it back. the key changes thing @ the end is something I’ve always loved as it takes a song to new heights with so much tension. This features the great Gary Pinto on lead vocals.

2. Could this be love?: I just love these sneaky sexy type grooves & I remember distinctly when this song came to me. I was sitting @ the keyboard just playing around with some chord changes before heading to a gig. I knew straight away that Michelle should sing this. Michelle has to be one of the most professional artists i’ve ever worked with & like on the last album, she arrived to sing the session like she owned it. thanks mm!

3. Slippin’ Away: I came up with most of this song a week or so after i got out of hospital back in 2011. I originally had the title ‘give it away’ & then ‘slipped away’ but I borrowed the ever so popular title ‘slippin’ away’… this features my partner in crime on lead vocals, Glenn Bidmead. This along with ‘Miss Josephine’ is my ‘paying homage’ to the late/great Jeff Porcaro of the band toto & indeed many other albums. I would never have become a musician without hearing him play with all those amazing artists. r.i.p. jp, kb!

4. Until I found you: This was the first song that Glenn & I had ever collaborated with another writer/lyricist on & we both agreed it was a great idea. I also knew straight away it should be a duet. I met Candy Corvin (co-writer) on facebook through a mutual friend & she told me she’d been involved in a record label in la back in the 80’s & she’d bought Kerosene & my first solo album & loved them. She asked if she could send some lyric over & I said, of course! I’m always up for new angles. this & ‘goodbye yesterday’ were written within a week of each other & this cut features one of my all time hero’s in music on fender rhodes, Robbie Buchanan. thanks for your magic touch rb, kb!

5. never gonna give you up: As far back as I can remember I have been a huge Chicago/Bill Champlin fan. I remember first hearing him on Chicago ‘16’ and just being blown away with the sound of his voice & his writing. I then bought anything that had his name on it from Lee Ritenour to Al Jarreau/Airplay & his solo albums. I am so privileged to have him on this track… I sent him an mp3 to sing to & within a few days I received an unbelievable track with that undeniable sound of Bill Champlin. thanks Bill!

6. goodbye yesterday: when Candy sent some of her lyrics to me, this title of hers just jumped out at me (along with ‘until I found you’) so Glenn & I went to work on it & what we came up with is this. I straight away knew that my great buddy Geoff Robertson should sing the title cut again like on the last record as his undeniable voice suits these types of songs & knocks me out. thanks Grouse, kb.

7. Miss Josephine: This is my salute to 2 of my all time favourite composers/artists, Donald Fagen (& Walter Becker). I originally had the title ‘Little Old Me’ for this but I got to thinking Glenn & I should stretch ourselves with the lyric on this & so I came up with the title ‘Miss Josephine’. It‘s based loosely around a crush I had on a girl who worked @ my local deli back in the mid 90’s. I called in everyday to see her to buy a caramel slice but i never did get the courage to ask her out but the story made for a cool song though! this features the great Barry Leef on lead vocals.

8. My love: I was a little nervous about having ‘2’ ballads on the album but i’m glad this survived. this is your real 80’s type ballad as i’m clearly stuck in that era. It was initially a duet but as the track grew it was clear it should be a male vocal and Glenn as usual tore it up. This is for ‘my love’.

9. Shining Star: This was recorded after the main tracking dates were done (along with a bonus track to be released down the track) as it was revealed that i was a few songs down for what I consider a full album. a project of this size can reveal a few flaws & indeed change direction as it’s evolving & I’ve always maintained to not put a song on a record if I’m not 100% happy with it, so it was back to the drawing board as they say! I had written the basic idea for this cut many years ago back in christchurch when I was a kid, & it’s funny & a blessing how these ideas just come back to you when you need a song! This features one of my fav guitarists & people, Mark Punch. we had a wonderful day recording & afterwards drinking coffee and chatting about music that day. thanks mp, kb!

10. all because of you: This is another little song I’ve had lying around for years & while during the writing sessions @ my mum’s place this came back to me. I had the pre-chorus/chorus chord progression with the chorus melody so I came up with the verse/bridge section & went to Glenn’s to finish it off with some melody & lyric. I had the pleasure of playing on a record a few years back with a great ‘vocal’ group from here called ‘Bella’ & Karen O’shea was part of that group. all ‘3’ singers were something else but I thought Karen would really suit some of the songs on the record, & I was right. thanks karen, kb!

11. hard goodbyes: I really wanted a rhodes/acoustic piano & lead vocal on the record this time. one of my all time favourite songs is ‘you are so beautiful’ that was written by Dennis Wilson/Billy Preston, and Bruce Fisher The great Joe Cocker cut some years ago & I wanted a similar thing with more jazz type chord changes. real emotional & a pouring your heart out type thing. I had many people in mind for this to sing but Glenn (Bidmead) convinced me to sing it myself so this is my debut @ singing a lead vocal.

Casey Weston "Find The Moon"


Many people recognize Casey as one of the young stars from the first season of the hit TV show 'The Voice'. The truth is that Casey never thought she would be on one of those shows. But read on and you will find that her successful run on TV was just the tip of the iceberg. Casey is now a Nashville recording artist. She has performed the National Anthem for NASCAR, Major League Baseball and the NBA. Casey Weston has opened concerts for major recording artists like James Otto, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, John Anderson, Kellie Pickler and Tim McGraw.

It is true that Casey Weston was a top 8 finalist on the very first season of the NBC hit TV show 'The Voice'. But for Casey, that moment in the spotlight doesn’t define her. The experience Casey acquired by outlasting many older and more experienced artists coming out of music schools and academies with lofty pedigrees left a valuable and lasting imprint. That experience makes this self-taught, fresh-faced singer from Naples, FL, all the more interesting. This young lady from a family of jocks finally bowed out of the hit television show 'The Voice' in a hotly contested head-to-head contest with the show’s eventual winner. Casey Weston finished as one of the top 8 finalist in the show, was called “little Stevie Nicks” by Cee Lo Green, and told she was a musical 'bad ass' by her coach and mentor Adam Levine.

Casey Weston’s music is most often considered country, new country, roots or americana. She has released 2 albums, a self-titled, "Casey Weston", released in late 2009 with 10 tracks, and now, in late 2013, she releases a 13-track album called "Find The Moon". Both albums contain music and lyrics that Casey either wrote & composed entirely or co-wrote. Both albums are available through iTunes, CD Baby and other popular digital and physical music distributors.

Casey Weston stays in touch and continues to build her fan base with a robust touring schedule. Her 2013 tour consisted of over 70 shows throughout the East, Southeast and Midwest at music festivals, colleges and universities, and music listening rooms. Casey’s voice is pure and original. She is just as comfortable performing with just her guitar or with her full band. Casey’s relaxed style and sense of humor help her make friends and build upon her national audience beyond the 12 million viewers she captivated on television.

At just 20 years old, Casey projects a welcome balance of youthful energy and a road-tested touring musician and performer. Casey’s music is garnering positive critical attention and plays on Americana & Triple A radio in the US and Europe. Casey is young but she is ready for prime time now. Casey Weston has rapidly become a seasoned professional that promoters and music colleagues and other bands performing with her can count on whether performing for five or five thousand.

Casey has produced 2 music videos, 'Ain’t Life Beautiful That Way' and 'The Good Times', directed by Bill Rogers, from her most recent album "Find The Moon". In addition to the music videos, Casey’s youtube channel contains a wide assortment of video ranging from small cafeteria shows to national TV appearances. What remains constant throughout them all is Casey’s voice. Casey’s sound is pure and original. When Casey sings it is effortless to listen to and one that is easy to fall in love with. 

Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at HEMIFRAN

"When I played this record for the first time, I was impressed by Casey's Vocals. It's strong and mature. Reading the name of Larry Stewart of Restless Heart as one of the producers convinced me I was listening to something serious!" Arnaud Leger

Wyatt Easterling "Goodbye Hello"


"I’ve known Wyatt since he was a teenager and even helped him make his first album way back in the 80s. I was delighted to hear that he’d stepped back over to the other side of the microphone after years of success as a writer and producer in Nashville. Even as a youngster I loved his songwriting and smooth vocal style, but now he has matured into a legitimate triple threat - producer, writer and performer. 'Goodbye Hello' is a peerless collection of songs sung with quiet conviction and effortless style.” ~ Don Dixon

Easterling says, “In Nashville, there’s nothing a songwriter likes better than a co-writer with a broken heart. You can really mine that for great stuff. That said, I’ve been going through some major life changes, so I’ve had my own stuff to mine lately. In the process of writing these songs I discovered, for the umpteenth time, that life is about facing change and embracing it. As this new album began to come into focus, it dawned on me that I'd been writing songs about my own transitions - some good, like kicking the smokes and the booze, some happy times and some sad goodbyes, songs about people coming and going, songs about living and one or two about dying. I must say, 'Goodbye Hello' is the most personal album I’ve recorded to date".

Easterling’s career has been full of chart-topping songs including cuts with Dierks Bentley, Joe Diffie, Billy Joe Royal, Paul Thorn, Neal McCoy, Sons Of The Desert, Robby Hecht and others, but these days Easterling is embracing the life of a troubadour, focusing his energy on bringing his music and his stories directly to his audience. He’s toured with some of his favorite songwriters (who collectively have won 18 Juno and 35 Canadian and U.S. country music awards between them) and helped create ‘The Troubadours’ tour. The fall of 2013 saw them completing their 2nd Canadian tour with another planned for the fall of 2014.

Easterling has plenty of solo touring planned as well. “Playing for new audiences reminds me why I fell in love with music in the first place”.

Growing up in Chapel Hill, NC, Easterling released his debut album, "Both Sides Of The Shore", on Moonlight Records in 1981. With his album tucked under his arm, he moved to Nashville and began striving to make his way in the music business in whatever way he could. Wyatt began writing for various song publishers and while looking for a new record deal he was asked by Atlantic Records to head up their A&R department. It was a departure from his original dreams, but that same year, he wrote and sang on 'This Time I’m Takin' My Time” for Neal McCoy’s album "At This Moment". This collaboration launched more than 2 decades of gold and platinum winning releases with Easterling acting as songwriter, producer, executive and/or session player. Wyatt’s partnership with Miles Copeland (The Police & Sting) Bugle Publishing Group and Firstars Management occupied him in the late 90's and early 00's. Leaving Bugle and Firstars, Wyatt's next step was to work on his own writing with songs like his title track for Dierks Bentley’s chart-topping, million-selling album "Modern Day Drifter", followed by his critically acclaimed album "Where This River Goes" released on High Horse Records on May 4, 2009. 

Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at HEMIFRAN



Tia McGraff "Break These Chains"


The attuned artist knows they have reached that pivotal moment, when (after years of hard work, self-exploration, audience building, creative honing, and plain old passion and determination) they suddenly create their masterpiece.

Tia McGraff unabashedly peeled back all the layers in "Break These Chains", her new 12 track CD release, on Bandana Records (produced by co-writer-husband Tommy Parham). The rootsy melodies and honest-to-heart lyrics have been produced with such integrity that one feels they are listening to something hauntingly familiar yet refreshingly real. Perhaps it is because Tia’s influences include lyrical wonders like Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin and Mary Gauthier, or because she has drawn from the stories of those who have touched her own heart. Somehow she has captured a unique and moving experience in each song that is perfectly married to mr Parham’s melodies. The CD flows from ballads like, “Between The Bed And The Door” to a lively “Whiskey Ship” and yet with a consistency that comes from stunningly crafted songwriting, stellar vocals, and impeccable musicianship.

Tommy Parham’s hooky guitar work is framed by Canadian musician Johnathon Edwards’ electric guitar, bass and mandolin. Select guest musicians include popular folk artist Ian Bell (accordion), and “hobo” harmonica performed by Reba’s own band member, Jim Kimball from Nashville. "Break These Chains was mixed in Austin, TX, by Rick DeLellis and mastered in Caledonia, ON, by legendary Nick Blagona.

Described as having "a voice stolen from angels", Tia McGraff first stepped into the international spotlight on a CBC TV special with Johnny Cash and June Carter. Johnny was so impressed with Tia, he invited her into June's dressing room to introduce the two. Johnny Cash wasn't the only one who recognized a shining star. Soon heavy weights like Randy Bachman, Dan Hill, Andrew Gold, Mark Slaughter and countless others were inviting Tia to write and record with them.

Every songwriter's dream is to make it in Nashville, and Tia soon found herself moving there to further her passion and craft. It was in Music City, USA, that this Canadian songstress met Colorado native, Tommy Parham.

6 CD releases, 4 CMT videos, 15 years of main stage festivals and headline concert performances, and you have a singer-songwriter who has crafted a musical career that is respected and celebrated by thousands of fans and industry notables today. Performing on main stage festivals, concert halls, song writing venues, and even house concerts, Tia captures her audience and holds them spell bound until her last haunting note has faded. 

Thanks to Peter Holmstedt at HEMIFRAN 

Stan Bush "The Ultimate"


Legendary AOR singer/songwriter Stan Bush is ready to deliver The Ultimate – and MelodicRock Records is proud to announce a partnership to bring Stan's all-new studio album to fans worldwide. MelodicRock Records has signed Stan Bush for the release of The Ultimate in Europe, with Stan's own LA Records handling the USA release. Worldwide icon of melodic rock Stan Bush is best known for his song The Touch, made famous by Transformers: The Movie. An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, "The Touch" was released for Guitar Hero in 2009 and remixed by High Moon Studios in 2013 for their hit video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. It has also been featured on NBC's Chuck, FOX's American Dad, Deep Silver's Saints Row IV and in the motion picture Boogie Nights.

The Ultimate is Stan Bush's 12th studio album and delivers his most electrifying work yet! Reuniting with “Touch” collaborator Lenny Macaluso for the powerful title anthem, The Ultimate sees Bush return with the kind of uplifting motivational rock that has become his signature. The Macaluso track “Thunder in Your Heart” gets reinvented for The Ultimate album, which also contains the soaring anthems “Heat of the Battle” and “Unstoppable.” Stan Bush's new album The Ultimate offers trademark tracks like “Stand in the Fire” alongside the heartfelt introspection of “Love Again,” “The Memory of You” and “Something to Believe” as Bush takes on love, loss and the search for meaning. With his latest release, the veteran rocker strikes the perfect balance between his high-octane, positively-charged style and mature, emotive songcraft.

In 2010, Stan Bush released the audio gem Dream The Dream, and one of the music videos, “Your Time,” became a viral hit on YouTube. Bush's active involvement with social media channels like YouTube and Twitter keeps his ever-growing fanbase engaged, while he remains on top of his game musically. Stan's critically-acclaimed 2007 release In This Life was named “Album of the Year” by! It features “Til All Are One,” the official theme of the global gathering of Transformers fans, BotCon.

In 1997, Stan Bush won an Emmy Award for Best Original Song for his track "Til I Was Loved By You." Another Bush original, "Capture the Dream," was featured at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. His songs are heard in two Jean-Claude Van Damme films: Kickboxer and Bloodsport. Stan has co-written with top songwriters like Jonathan Cain (Journey,) Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams, Aerosmith,) and Paul Stanley of KISS. Stan has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe in his storied career.