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Three2Go Music Artists Are Making Their Mark On Buffalo

15 Jun

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“Independent recording labels have often made a significant impact on the music industry, music culture, and how consumers receive music. With a growing drive toward “indie” in the current entertainment culture, it is important to note that independent labels, producers, and distributors both past, and present, have paved new paths, leaving indelible marks on the industries they’ve worked within, and sometimes had to work around. These national, and international independent labels often get their start as regional projects, that find local support, and local talent to grow with.

Three2Go Music Productions based right here in Buffalo is an example of an independent label working with up and coming talent, and making changes in the climate of music production, and distribution. Focused on artist development, promotions, and productions within the R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Pop music genres, Three2Go represents local artists such as Omeri Monroe, J. Bella, and E-Life 7, who will be featured on June 14th at a concert at the Central Terminal as part of Three2Go’s Terminal Jazz Music Series, for 2017.

Although officially Three2Go Music Productions was founded in 1996, through a partnership between founding members Ronald Walker, Michael Pennick, and Annette Batia. The new label was part of the evolution of an independent label that began in the 1970s as EP Records, which represented local acts such as the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame members, The Exoutics. Over a decade later, Three2Go Music Productions carried on EP’s legacy, and the first act they signed to represent was the local R&B group, Paradyme.

Adjacent to the creation of Three2Go Music Productions, the organization Three2Go Music Alliance was also developed through a collaboration with Van Taylor Productions, part of Taylor Made Jazz, RW Music and Video, and Melissa Kate Productions.

The combined efforts of these artists, and organizations create unique opportunities for talent development, exposure, and the opportunity to support other community organizations. As evidence of these efforts, Three2Go Music is currently teaming up with Buffalo Central Terminal Preservation and Restoration with their Terminal Jazz Series of shows. These are low entry cost shows, featuring local talent, performing on the second Wednesdays of the summer months, beginning in May. Proceeds from these shows will benefit the Central Terminal Restoration, as well as the Buffalo Colored Musicians Club. Also, new to this year, Three2Go Music, and the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park joined up to create a musical series that is being called, Party On The Fantail, which will feature live music every Tuesday, beginning June 20th, from 6PM to 8PM on the deck of the USS Little Rock. There will be no charge for admission to the Party On The Fantail shows.

“We’re trying to attract new, young talent.” Walker detailed in our interview “When we get new music, we listen. It’s not like it goes into a black-hole; we listen. And unlike some other labels, we’ll give constructive feedback.”

One of their newest artists, Omeri Monroe, was actually introduced on the international stage prior to playing his first successful show in Buffalo just a few weeks ago at The Waiting Room on Delaware. A visit to Cannes, France, along with local artist Melissa Kate in 2015 officially kicked off his performance career, as he was booked for shows in the small French Mediterranean city best known for its annual International Film Festival.

“When you’re not recognized in your own home-town, you haven’t made it yet,” explains Walker, “so sometimes you have to go away, and then come back. We’re trying to present Omeri to the public in this region, but it’s a fine line you have to walk between performing, and making a living.”

Introduced through mutual connections almost five years ago, Omeri was offered an audition with Three2Go Music; an audition where he left a lasting impression on Walker, and his colleagues.

“You could tell he had that X-Factor. It’s raw talent, and there’s was still development to be done. We challenged him, and he did it. We decided right there he was worth the investment.”

When asked about what that X-Factor is, Walker replied, “You either have it, or you don’t. That is what we look for.”

Omeri proved he has just what Three2Go was looking for when he took the stage at The Waiting Room in May. He wowed his audience with his vibrant personality, and a selection of original music that demonstrated clearly why Three2Go Music decided to represent him, and help him develop as a performing artist. Alternating an acoustic, and electric guitar throughout the performance, Omeri’s upbeat blend of Pop, and R&B was more reminiscent of the eclectic R&B sounds of the 1970’s and 1980’s as opposed to more modern, electronically driven Popular music.

Walker stated their future goal as, “We’re hoping to be acknowledged, and recognized as a force in the Western New York area. We’ve worked behind the scenes for many years, and now we’re in the position where we want to be recognized.”

With this new introduction to the Buffalo market, their lineup of fresh talent, and hot music events such as the Terminal Jazz Music Series, and Party On The Fantail, Three2Go Music is ready to make their mark.”

Article By Paul Fanara www.buffalorising.com

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For more information about Omeri’s album Day Dream’n, visit http://www.omerimusic.com/. To purchase the album, visit http://smarturl.it/omeri.

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For more information about J-Bella’s album All For Nothin, visit http://www.j-bellamusic.com. To purchase the album, visit http://smarturl.it/jbella.

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For more information and to purchase the E-Life 7’s album Miked Up, visit www.e-life7.net.

 

Music Street Journal “Track by Track” Review: J-Bella “All For Nothin”

8 Jun

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“The singing is what works the best here. The more that element is left alone to carry the music, the better it is. The music overall has both a modern pop element and a lot of old school soul and R&B built into it.

Shine (Remix): Piano leads out, but a modern rhythmic element quickly emerges. High pitched vocals join, bringing a bit of a soulful edge. This is a pop styled cut that is catchy and energized. While the music is over-produced, and the vocals get to be at points, the bulk of the singing is left clean enough to “shine.”

I Choose You: I like this song quite a bit. It has a lot of old school R&B charm to it. This one avoids the over-production that was heard on the first song. I love the way the two voices work together.

All for Nothin’: A mellower tune, this works reasonably well. It’s not as strong as the last piece, though. It’s more of a ballad. It just doesn’t have as much of the old school magic.

Game: With more of a modern pop element at its heart, this has some classy R&B sound infused, too. I dig the guitar solo on the cut. That guitar manages to hold a big chunk of the piece. The saxophone is a nice touch, as well.

Haters: The vocals are the selling point on this song. The backing arrangement is just sort of average modern mellower stuff. The singing, though, really stands tall.

Up Down: I love the vocal performance on this cut, too. The piece is energized and more rocking It works better than the last couple songs.

Shine: I like this version of the opener better than that one. It doesn’t suffer from the over-production. That let’s this really breathe. It’s based on one of the best vocal performances here. Given the competition, that says a lot.

Shine (Bonus Mix): The closer is another mix of the song. I’d say that this one lands in the middle of the other two in terms of effectiveness.”

Review by Gary Hill at musicstreetjournal.com

To Purchase All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Let It Rock Review: J-Bella “All For Nothin”

31 May

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From breakup to triumph, young Buffalo artist rises up to shine.

Jessica Bell may have been singing for the most of her life, off- and onstage, yet it took her a heartbreak to transform into the performer who can write a tune for everyone to relate to and join in. Dealing mostly in soul, J-Bella harbors more than that, and though the cuts on the artist’s mini-album debut demonstrate piano-driven R&B edge of various stripe – “Shine” appearing in three mixes, each given a distinctive mood – Celtic vibe of “Game” has the piece’s groove wrapped in a peculiar promise, pierced with a short sax solo and given a guitar etching.

There are luxurious ballads looming large in the sparse, if seductive, title track and “I Choose You” before its orchestral portent opens the whole delicate depth of the singer’s voice, entwined in a duet with Roger Gossom, while the spiritual choir behind “Haters” is a foldout of the number’s a cappella beginning. So however dry “Up Down” may sound, J-Bella’s almost-screams display nuclear feelings under the track’s surface: take this tension to a next level, which a full-fledged record will be, and we can witness a hitmaker’s advent now.”

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To Purchase All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

If you’re in the Buffalo area, come see J-Bella perform on Saturday, May 27th!

16 May

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J-Bella will be doing an in store performance May 27th at Record Theatre in Buffalo, NY to support her latest release, All For Nothin.

For more information, please visit J-Bella’s website: www.j-bellamusic.com

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To Purchase All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Another great review for J-Bella’s “All For Nothin” from Rootstime.be

20 Apr

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Jessica Bell is a young American soul and R & B singer from Buffalo, New York who has a great passion for composing and singing his own songs. As a child, she was inspired by singers such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys. She brings those songs now marketed under the stage name “J-Bella” with her debut eight-track album “All For Nothin.”

This is however not really eight new songs, because of the song “Shine” We have just three very different versions offered on this disc: as single in a remix’ version and a bonus mix ‘version. All the songs on this album were written by Jessica Bell himself in collaboration with album producer Tim Webb.

Her lyrics are based on experiences from her own life and are therefore right in the heart of this young lady. It was an ambitious new record label ‘Three 2 Go Music “that J-Bella wanted to provide an opportunity to put her songs on a CD and release them. A relationship gone wrong Jessica Bell gave the inspiration to write the songs on this album.

“Shine” is a modern pop song with a lot of soul in the sound, such as current stars like Adele or Sam Smith also bring commit. There is certainly hit potential in this number, as it can get through the right channels on the radio stations. The soul ballad “I Choose You” goes more towards emotionalism and the title track “All For Nothin ‘is a piano ballad that the sensitive strings are touched.

The song “Game” is R & B, but we can still attract less and “Haters” and “Up Down” had provided some finer sharpening and grinding work can be better. These J-Bella can sing and therefore perhaps is entitled to a successful musical career certainly seems to belong to the possibilities, but it is the foreseeable future will tell.

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To Purchase All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

The Rocker UK Review: J-Bella “All For Nothin”

10 Apr

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Some US pop r’n’b now from J-Bella. Jessica Bell to her nearest and dearest.

She’s got a decent set of pipes on her although she needs to do some work before attaining the standards of her influences – Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson but for a first trip out of the traps this is good enough.

It’s very nineties sounding with it’s approach, ably demonstrated on “Shine” the lead track. Although whether we needed three versions of it on an eight track release is another question. She’s co-written all the material and there are some nuggets of gold in there with the aforementioned “Shine” and “Up Down” the best of the bunch.

If someone throws some money at her and invests in some studio time, then there could be a promising future ahead.

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To Purchase All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Keys and Chords Review: J-Bella “All For Nothin”

3 Apr

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This is the debut of the American singer-songwriter Jessica Bell. She grew up in Buffalo, New York and listened to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. She was also influenced by Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson. Jessica already acted as support of SWV, churches and clubs. After an unsuccessful relationship she decided to do what they can best, and that express themselves through music. Soon she began writing her own songs. She says: It’s been like that for me since I was a child. My parents did not have very much money Because there were six of us, and my dad was the one working while my mom stayed home and raised us. So, the house was always crazy and chaotic, but we loved each other. One Christmas my mom brought me a pink radio with the microphone When I was about seven years old, and after everyone would go to sleep I would record myself singing. “She mixes pop with R & B on the up-tempo opener ‘Shine’ time in a remix, and further is the title track as a ballad. ‘Game’ is up-tempo R & B and “Up Down” sounds funky. To exit the original version of ‘Shine’ and a bonus mixversie. Blue-eyed R & B so.

All For Nothin Released In Stores and Online March 24, 2017

To Order All For Nothin visit: http://smarturl.it/jbella

For more information about J-Bella please visit: http://www.j-bellamusic.com

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

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