Posted in New Music Monday

New Music Monday

 

Hello Peoples! Angie here and I have been debating on doing one of these, but I love music so much i couldn’t help but share. So for the next month or so, give or take a few, I will be doing what I like to call, “New Music Monday” and I will be sharing new music that I have come across or am currently listening to. It may or may not be new to you, but I thought i would share it and get your thoughts on these artists. So without further ado, here is “New Music Monday”.

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Veridia

Verdia

The first band I want to talk about isn’t really new, however they only have two – I feel like there is a third somewhere, but i don’t remember – EPs and are currently working on their very first full album. I have followed this band, for the most part, over the last six or so years. I have both of their EPs and love their style of music, plus they just look really cool! Deena Jakoub (Vocals) and Brandon Brown (Electric Guitar), were in a band in TX for a while before moving to Nashville, TN and meeting Kyle Levy(Drums) and forming the band VERIDIA. They have an electric/rock sound to them and they have sung on multiple occasions with bands like Evanescence. I am super excited for this new album they are working on and know it is going to be epic. If you want to check them out hit up their Facebook page for more info.

The Young Escape

Young EscapeThe Young Escape is made up of siblings; Ryan, McKenna, Krysten, and Luke Johns. They are a worship band with a Pop and Dance/Electric edge sound. Originally from Southern California they grew up listening and watching bands like Hawk Nelson, Audio Adrenaline, and Toby Mac at festivals. Last fall they opened for Crowder, and I am sure will bring a new sound to Worship in 2018. You can check their Facebook page out for more by clicking here.

Brooke Robertson

Brooke RobertsonBrooke is a Louisiana resident who is known for doing worship covers on YouTube, Her music eventually fell into the hands of Seventh Day Slumber band member Jeremy Holderfield, and they began working on a four song EP entitled, “Have My Heart”. She has a pop worship sound to her, and as far as vocals go, this girl is on fire! To check her out check out her YouTube Channel by here for more.

 

 

Maddie Rey

Maddie ReyMaddie Rey is a teenager born to pastors Luis and Tricia Reyes, who are founders of Church of Joy and the first ones to start Sidewalk Sunday Schools. She has a Hip-Hop sound to her, and host a show online called, “The Maddie Rey Show” where she teaches teens to live bold for Jesus through music and other outlets. Maddie’s third album, “Overflow” drops June 14th. You can find her music and more by clicking here.

 

 

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh – The GFM Band

GFM band.jpgGold, Frankincense, and Myrrh – or GFM – are a band that has introduced a new genre to the music industry. The band is made up of the sisters; CJ (guitar and vocals), Maggie (bass, keys, and vocals), and LuLu (drums); and they are bringing forth what they call, “Beautycore” which is a mix of hard rock and metalcore, played exclusively by females. The band began touring in 2014, and mentioned they are “a new breed rising” from the song they did entitled, “Graveyard of Identities.” Not only are they awesome to watch perform, but their videos are insane as well….don’t believe me check this video out here. Recently their two – year – old album “Stuck in my Suicide” took the top spot on Billboard’s Christian Rock Most Added chart. They have played at various festivals including Rock Fest 2017 with bands such as Seventh Day Slumber and Scarlet White. I definitely look forward to what they have in store, and if you would like to check them out click here for more info.

Peter Hollens

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Now, apparently I jumped on the bandwagon a little late with this guy, because he is pretty famous on YouTube; his name is Peter Hollens and he is a famous American Pop singer and A Capella cover artist. He has done a crazy amount of covers, I’m talking about music from World of Warcraft to classic Christmas hits, this guy has done pretty much everything! Not only does he have over 1.5 million subscribers on his channel, but his videos have reached over a quarter of a billion views since 2011. He has done many collaborations with artists such as Jamie Grace, Jason Mraz, and Hunter Hayes. If that doesn’t blow you away, he also appeared in five episodes of the television show “The Sing Off” and has now added producer to his resume. For more info on Peter, or to sign up for his classes he just started – I would say voice coach, but it expounds way beyond just training your voice -, click here.

That is my list of artist I have been exposed to over the last two weeks; if you have a top six list of artist you like or recently found out about share them in the comments below and as always don’t forget to hit that follow button below.

Remember to be kind and have an awesome day!

Angie Frantz

 

 

 

 

Posted in Blogging U

A few of my favorite things

In my last post i discussed how I began a a class through ‘Blogging University’ that WordPress offers. The class helps journalists, poets, and blogger enthusiasts learn to write and reach their target audience better. In day 1 i was supposed to discuss the purpose for my writing, and in day 2 I am encouraged to write a list of things i like; am good at; or what inspires me. Well, since I am a visual person i decided to share with you a list of things I enjoy as well as places I would like to go in the next 6 years; and it will all be in pictures! I think this will be good to view when I am 35, because it will help me to see all the things i was able to accomplish. So, without further ado, here are my list.

A few of my favorite things….

The 50s

  1. I love the 40’s and 50’s pop culture. There is like an innocence to the time, and even though things were not perfect, at least for the most part you always saw families together, whether it be at the dinner table or around the television.

 

Books

2. I LOVE BOOKS!!! Especially a good mystery novel…I love a few classics – as long as they can keep my attention, wasn’t too fond of Pride and Prejudice the book but the Jane Austin Movie (BBC) was fantastic! My favorite authors are: Wilson Harp, Dee Henderson, and Patricia Cornwell.

 

Table Top

3. I love Board games….well, and a few online RPG’s but i really love board game! Now, I have to blame my husband for this because as much as i loved to play board games, i never really played them that much until he introduced me to Will Wheaton and his YouTube channel Table Top. After watching a few episodes (videos), I was instantly hooked! Honestly, I had heard of Will from The  Big Bang Theory, but other than that i really didn’t know who he was. Sorry Will!

 

Disney

4. I LOVE DISNEY! In my opinion, you are never too old for Disney…granite there are some movies and such i am not as fond of, but i will always be a fan! My favorite princess is Belle, just because i really enjoyed the music, the mystery of it all, and i thought Belle was more realistic and down – to – earth. I really like how some people are even creating the characters dressed in steam punk or even as college students. Crazy right? Just search for Disney characters steam punk and Disney characters as college students.

Steam punk Disney  College Belle

 

autumn-on-mackinac-island Kinkade

5. I love painting and sometimes taking pictures, this stems from my love for Thomas Kinkade and his amazing artwork. Now, I know he had a few problems when he was alive, but don’t we all? Besides Bob Ross, this man was always my favorite artist! RIP Mr. K!

My final list is one I would like to call my ‘Travel The World’ list, and it is all the places i would like to visit in the next 6 years. Why 6 years? Because I think it is a good goal to set for myself – definitely more attainable -, and would be something really cool to look back on when i am 35.

My Travel The World List:

Italy

  1. Italy – I would like to mainly visit Florence, Siena, Trieste, and Venice. I have always had a passion to either move to Italy for a year, or just go and visit various parts. Something about their culture and language just calms me, and I hope in the next six years i will get to visit.

 

Charleston

2. Charleston, SC – I have always heard good things about this place, and so I would love for my husband and I to go visit this part of South Carolina. Plus, I wouldn’t mind finding some mountain ranges and spending a weekend in a cabin up there. Also while i am over that way, I wouldn’t mind checking out the Cherokee Indian Museum. I have always been fascinated by this group of people.

 

Anaheim

3. Anaheim, CA – Now part of the reason i want to go here is because of my love for Disney, but I also would like to just view California and see some of the sights. I wouldn’t mind going to see the Hollywood sign either.

 

Tampa

4. Tampa, Fl – I was in Orlando, Florida back in 2010 when i worked as college program with Disney. However I have never been to Tampa and wouldn’t mind checking it out as well as head on over to my old stomping grounds.

 

Grand Canyon

5. Arizona- At some point in the next six years, I would like to go visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and maybe even where I was born in Phoenix.

And finally, last but certainly not least….

Niagra Falls

6. Niagara Falls – I think this would be an awesome trip to take, and while I am on the Canadian border, i wouldn’t mind checking out the towns of Winnipeg and Ontario.

So these were my list, anything you see on here you liked? Is there something you think i should add? Let me know in the comments below!