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Keys and Chords Review: E-Life 7 “Miked Up”

30 Mar

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Guitarist Ron Walker and bassist Mike Pennick have long been friends, and writing for years ballads and R & B grooves. They are both members of The Exoutics. Now she felt it was time to bring the jazzy side up, and put Mike’s talent in the spotlight. That led to the formation E-Life 7, further comprising keyboard player Rodney Spears & Charlie Crymes Jr., drummer and percussionist Tim Webb. They received additional assistance of guest musicians such as saxophonist, singers and keyboard players. The project began released in the summer of 2012 and now their debut. Opener ‘Sunday Night’ brings cheerful, instrumental jazz funk, followed by the funky ‘Chaos’. ‘Smooth Ride’ is softer, and further is the remake of Stevie Wonder’s “That Girl.” ‘Sunrise’ is pretty smooth jazz with sax, and ‘Before The Storm’ too. The title track is again jazz funk, but ‘Beautiful Day’ goes softer against it. Still further, the second “radio edits” of Tony Rome “and” Feelin You “. Not bad, with some nice tracks.
This debut from the band E-Life 7 Focuses on the bass guitar or Michael Pennick with some beautiful tracks.

Miked Up was released on March 24, 2017 through Three 2 Go Music.

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

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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RELEASED TODAY! Three 2 Go Catalogue Release Review: JP’s Music Blog Reviews J-Bella, Omeri, and E Life-7

24 Mar

 

From New York comes the debut album from R&B/pop singer J-Bella titled “All For Nothin’.” It is one of the first releases to arrive on the brand new independent music label Three 2 Go Music. J-Bella grew up a fan of Mariah Carey and was influenced by Alicia Keys as she allows her vocals to soar on the opening track “Shine Remix.” Her new 8-song release continues with her soulful delivery of “I Choose You” as J-Bella duets with the equally talented Roger Gossom on this ballad. She showcases her wonderful vocals in the soulfulness of “All For Nothin’,” before bringing back the energy of “Game” and “Up Down.” Her new album finishes with the return of “Shine” and a special bonus remix of “Shine” that displays how her vocals can accommodate many different music genres. To find out more about J-Bella and her latest release “All For Nothin’,” please visit j-bellamusic.com.

Also from New York comes the debut album “Day Dream’n” from pop singer/songwriter Omeri. His new album will be released on March 24th through the Three 2 Go Music label and features a diverse array of music from pop to R&B to soul to rock. Beginning with the title song, Omeri instantly becomes accessible with the pop infused rock swing of  “Day Dream’n.” The soulful delivery of “Guess I’ll Be Waiting” and the light-hearted, fun, up-tempo pace of “Read Your Mind” will have Omeri on your playlist as you discover the talents of this young musician. His soulful vocals during the ballad “Don’t Look For Me” will warm your soul, before he finishes his new 8-song release with the R&B delivery of “One Night” and an extended version of the title-song. To find out more about Omeri and his latest release “Day Dream’n,” please visit omerimusic.com.

Finally we arrive at the debut album from E-Life 7 featuring Michael Pennick on bass. The new album titled “Miked Up” is also being released on March 24th through Three 2 Go Music. The new 14-track release begins with Pennick making a statement with his bass as he trades licks with guitarist Ronald Walker on the instrumental “Sunday Night.” Pennick leads the way through the funky rhythm of “Choas” and delivers a “Smooth Ride” with the jazz tones of saxophonist Ken Whitman. E-Life combines the elements of rock and funk for the high energy of “That Girl,” before Michael Pennick digs deep down for the bluesy bass solo of “Tony Rome.” They introduce vocals into the R&B backdrop of “Feelin’ You,” before slowing down for the six-minute jazz of “Before The Storm.” The album finishes with the bright, up-tempo pace of “Beautiful Day” and two radio edits of the songs “Tony Rome” and “Feelin You.” To find out more about E-Life and their latest release “Miked Up,” please visit e-life7.net.

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J-Bella’s All For Nothin to Release In Stores and Online TODAY 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

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Omeri’s Day Dream’n will release in stores and online worldwide TODAY on March 24, 2017.
To Order on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.com/
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E-Life 7’s Miked Up is scheduled to be released TODAY on March 24, 2017 through Three 2 Go Music.

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

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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

 

SoulandJazzandFunk Review: E-Life 7 “Miked Up”

22 Mar

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‘Miked Up’ is the debut album from New York jazz outfit, E-LIFE 7. The driving force behind the band is the pairing of bassist Mike Pennick and guitarist Ron Walker. The duo worked together in an R&B combo, The Exoutics, but after exhausting that band’s possibilities, they decided to explore their love of jazz. To help them deliver they recruited keyboardists Rodney Spears and Charlie Crymes Jr. percussionist Tim Webb and drummer Ron Walker and they then set about recording their debut album, ‘Miked Up’ which is set for late March release on Three 2 Go Music.

The 14 tracker is a funky take on smooth jazz and Pennick is clearly the main man. It’s his throbbing bass lines that dominate the album… indeed he gets special billing on the credits. All the tunes save one are band originated. The only cover is a respectful take on Stevie Wonder’s ‘That Girl’ – always sounds good.

Helping E-Life 7 flesh out their sound are sax man Ken Whitman, two more keyboardists Walter Kemp III and Van Taylor and vocalists Joey Diggs and Dee Osborne.

And that name, E-Life 7? Well depending on who you believe, it’s either ‘Exoutics For Life’ or ‘Enjoy Life 7 Days A Week’.

-www.soulandjazzandfunk.com

Miked Up is scheduled to be released on March 24, 2017 through Three 2 Go Music.

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

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

 

Watch Now: Three2Go Music Group, E-Life 7 Discusses Their New Album “Miked Up”

22 Mar

Miked Up is scheduled to be released on March 24, 2017 through Three 2 Go Music.

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

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

Michael Doherty’s Music Log Review: E-Life 7 “Miked Up”

16 Mar

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Every day presents more horrible news from Washington, D.C. It’s impossible to even keep track of everything that’s gone wrong. It’s too much, and it’s happened too quickly. It often feels like we’re going to be crushed by the weight of it, and most of us feel that constant tension in our gut. Maybe the trick is to just dance and glide through the apocalypse, hope for the best, and come out the other side smiling, if exhausted, ready to survey the damage. I don’t know if it’s the best course of action. But the debut CD from E-Life 7, Miked Up, ought to help in that endeavor should you choose that path. This disc provides some delicious funky tunes, mixing in jazz and modern R&B elements. These are mostly instrumentals, and mostly original material. The band is made up of Michael Pennick on bass, Rodney Spears on keys, Charlie Crymes Jr. on keys, Ronald Walker on guitar and Tim Webb on drums. Joining them on certain tracks are Ken Whitman on saxophone, Walter Kemp III on keys, Van Taylor on keys, Joey Diggs on vocals and Dee Osbourne on vocals. By the way, E-Life 7 means to enjoy life seven days a week (and is not some strange online electronic life, as I’d first surmised).

This disc kicks off with a funky bit of fun titled “Sunday Night.” Perfect for tonight. And I immediately dig that bass. Be prepared to dance, because this instrumental number definitely has some 1980s vibes worked into its structure. It was written by Ronald Walker. There is a brief bass solo halfway through. And then the second track, “Chaos,” also written by Ronald Walker, opens with some fantastic work on bass. This one has a much more interesting, unusual groove, which I love. It’s a very cool and driven jam, and is one of my personal favorites. I just wish it were longer. It’s over too soon. But no worries, as the next track, “Second Level,” also begins with the bass. There is a funky element to this one, though also with a pop dance feel. This one was written by Michael Pennick.

“Smooth Ride” is a slightly mellower number, but still with some damn good work on bass. This one features Ken Whitman on saxophone, and his horn works to raise us up. (Ken Whitman also joins the group on saxophone for “Sunrise.”) “Smooth Ride” is followed by “Inner Beauty,” which also features some mellower exploration, in the modern R&B realm, with just little touches of prog rock. But again, there is more delicious work on bass, and this track features Walter Kemp III on keys. Van Taylor joins the band for a good instrumental rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “That Girl,” the album’s only cover.

“Tony Rome” was written by Ron Walker and Michael Pennick, and features some excellent playing by Michael Pennick and some interesting changes. It gets kind of wild just as it’s ending. This CD also includes a second, somewhat shorter “radio edit” version of this one.  “Feelin You” features vocals by Dee Osbourne and Joey Diggs. “I’ve been watching you, baby/You’ve been turning me on/Don’t you know that I am feelin’ you.” Ah yes, somewhat romantic, somewhat creepy. Leaving this song on a stranger’s answering machine, for example, might not be received with the type of excitement you’d want to generate. “Feelin You” was written by Ron Walker and Michael Pennick. There is a second, shorter version of this song as well. “I want you in my life/I don’t want to be lonely tonight.”

“Before The Storm” is a cool, kind of mellow and passionate journey with a positive vibe, which I appreciate. This is another of my favorites, and has some really good work on keys as well as bass. “Before The Storm” was written by Tim Webb and Michael Pennick. That’s followed by another cool number, “Miked Up,” the CD’s title track, which was written by Ron Walker and Michael Pennick. It’s time to get funky, baby. Just focus on the beat and ignore the news for a bit, things might be okay. This track does have vocals by Joey Diggs and Dee Osbourne, but sort of in the background. “Let’s get miked up.” This one is a really good jam, and is for me another of the CD’s highlights.

CD Track List

  1. Sunday Night
  2. Chaos
  3. Second Level
  4. Smooth Ride
  5. Inner Beauty
  6. That Girl
  7. Tony Rome
  8. Sunrise
  9. Feelin You
  10. Before The Storm
  11. Miked Up
  12. Beautiful Day
  13. Tony Rome (radio edit)
  14. Feelin You (radio edit)

Miked Up is scheduled to be released on March 24, 2017 through Three 2 Go Music.

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

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

Exclusive Magazine Review: E-Life 7 “Miked Up”

10 Mar

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For those not in the know, Three 2 Go Music introduces E-Life 7(EL7) featuring Michael Pennick with his debut CD Miked Up. EL7 unites some of Western NY’s finest musicians including; keyboardists Rodney Spears and Charlie Crymes Jr., guitarist Ron Walker, drummer and percussionist Tim Webb and bassist Mike Pennick.

There’s also a special appearance by Ken Whitman (tenor sax), with Walter Kemp III, Van Taylor (keyboards), Joey Diggs and Dee Osbourne (vocals) also featured heavily on Miked Up.

EL7 is the brain child of Ron Walker and Mike Pennick long time members of Buffalo Music Hall of Fame R&B recording artists The Exoutics. Indeed, it should also be known that EL7 fully acknowledges the musical and spiritual influence of past and present members of The Exoutics and you can feel their influence here on this 14 track CD.

1. ‘Sunday Night’ (03:21)
2. ‘Chaos’ (02:37)
3. ‘Second Level’ (04:19)
4. ‘Smooth Ride’ (04:30)
5. ‘Inner Beauty’ (04:56)
6. ‘That Girl’ (04:58)
7. ‘Tony Rome’ (05:22)
8. ‘Sunrise’ (04:22)
9. ‘Feelin’ You’ (06:26)
10. ‘Before The Storm’ (05:50)
11. ‘Miked Up’ (04:40)
12. ‘Beautiful Day’ (04:06)
13. ‘Tony Rome (Radio Edit)’ (04:42)
14. ‘Feelin’ You (Radio Edit)’ (04:31)

We begin with the upbeat and joyous funk of ‘Sunday Night’ and move beautifully into both the frenetic drumming of ‘Chaos’ (as well a titled track if ever there were one) and the flowing ‘Second Level’. The jazz sax flow of ‘Smooth Ride’ is next and that’s followed by the laid back bass strumming of ‘Inner Beauty’, and upbeat remake of Stevie Wonder’s ‘That Girl’, the late night groove of ‘Tony Rome’ and then both ‘Sunrise’ and the all out funk groove of ‘Feelin’ You’.

With Rodney’s unique keyboard skills accenting, complimenting perfectly the keyboard foundations laid by Charlie, Tim’s intricate drum touch reinforces rhythmic, melodic bass lines and spicy guitar licks throughout. When blended together, this unique sound has come together just perfectly here on Miked Up.

The more laid back late night sway of ‘Before The Storm’ is next and that’s followed by the title track, ‘Miked Up’, the jazz lite ‘Beautiful Day’ and then rounding the album out both ‘Tony Rome (Radio Edit)’ and ‘Feelin’ You (Radio Edit)’.

So, as the band themselves have overly stressed, life is short so enjoy it! And that means go out and buy this fantastic CD today. Oh, and what does EL7 stand for? Enjoy Life 7 days a week, my friends. It’s just as simple as that.

www.three2gomusicalliance.com www.e-life7.net/music

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Miked Up to Release Worldwide on March 24, 2017

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

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

Midwest Record Review: E-Life 7 “Miked Up”

7 Mar

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A sumptuous buffet of modern jazz/soul/funk, the crew behind this march out their chops in full regalia delivering a warm, inviting party record that parades chops without bragging or humble bragging about them—they just let the good times roll. Great stuff for getting the party started and keeping it going.

-www.midwestrecord.com

Miked Up to Release Worldwide on March 24, 2017

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

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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