the cutural network
'The Independent Music Show'
Internationally Syndicated AAA Radio Show

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  • Céad Míle Fáilte
    (A Hundred Thousand Irish Welcomes)

    'The Independent Music Show'


    Business's support Independent Music by Sponsoring an Artist or Band and receive Nine Weeks Publicity In Co-Operation with
    'The Independent Music Show'


    'The Independent Music Show' available..."FREE"...
    to all bona-fide radio stations for syndication...Internet, FM, AM, MW, Shortwave, Terrestrial & Satellite.

    More people are reading 'The Independent Music Show Magazine' than ever, but no-one is paying for it and that's the way we want to keep it
    ....'Free For All to Read'....
    If you love Independent Music......Please Support....

    International Stations Airing
    'The Independent Music Show'

    Our Listenership is in the Millions over Multiple International Radio Stations

    List of stations taking the
    Global Community Radio2
    feed at the time

    'The Independent Music Show' is airing.

    WRAQ, Angelica, New York, 92.7 FM

    WNPA, Canton, Ohio , 102.5 FM

    WLSL, St. Leo, Florida, 92.7 FM

    WYAP, Clay, West Virginia, 101.7 FM

    WRST, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 90.3 FM

    On Demand with
    The College Underground Radio Network

    List Of Stations

    Atlanta Georgia USA
    Baltimore USA-Wash DC Area
    Los Angeles USA
    Chicago, USA
    Cameroon, Africa
    Sydney, Australia
    Toronto, Canada
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Other International Stations
    We Syndicate With

    Fri; 8pm - 9pm - Mon; 1am - 2am

    On Demand With 'Mixcloud'

    'Radio Munduslingua'

    'Radio City FM'

    On Demand With 'Podomatic'

    'International Connection Radio'

    '3rd Strike Lucky Radio'

    'Titan FM'

    'Showcase Radio'

    'W.Q.4.D. Radio'

    'Kint98 Radio'

    'I R N Radio'

    'RescueFM Radio'

    'Banbridge Community Radio'

    'Audio Graffitti Radio'

    'Pennine1 Radio'


    'Indie Star Radio'

    'Induecast Radio'

    'Snapback FM Radio'

    '102.7 WSNR Radio'

    'RGVU Radio'

    'Worsley Radio'

    'The Independents Network'

    Worsley Radio UK
    Veteran Radio UK
    The Hosking Channel Nashville
    Chobe FM Radio - Botswana

    'VIP Independents Radio'

    'ipmNation Radio'

    'Boston Internet Radio'

    'Fashing Web Radio'

    'Radio Relaxo'

    'Radio Arcadia'


    'Fish Creek Radio'

    'XRP Radio'

    'RFTK Radio'

    'your station logo here'

    'Krystal Radio'

    'Bumps Radio'

    'your station logo here'

    'Dapper FM Radio'

    'Sticher Radio'

    'Sound Machine Radio'

    'K-Rocks Radio'

    'Radio 4 Brainport'

  • The Featured Artist Radio Promotion
    Take Note;  There is 'NO PAY FOR PLAY' On
    'The Independent Music Show'

    The Featured Artist Radio Promotion
    Is a 'Nine Week' Guaranteed;
    Radio Airplay, Magazine & Social Media Campaign

    Nine Week Featured Artist Campaign - Full Cost = £150

    Our Gold - Silver & Bronze Featured Artist Campaign Plans

    Our Client Testimonials

    Elisa Brown Singer/songwriter Host of The Heart of Art-on PBS

    "Tom's talent for selecting an impressive array of gem stone tunes for his weekly broadcasts is consistently stellar. So, while I was expecting to bookend some great music for my week as the Featured Artist, nothing could have prepared for the caliber of artistry that Tom chose for the week that my recordings were aired.

    I was literally blown away -- and truly honored -- to have my works featured alongside such a world class line-up of songs.

    Thanks,Tom, for getting my music out into the world!" Visit Elisa

    Stephen Pryor Managing Partner / Promoter

    The Independent Music Show....Tom Lambert has the ear for good music. His show is second to none playing the best of the best in Indie Music.

    Top ranked A+ show...Highly recommened. Visit Stephen & Phil

    Danie Cortese Entertainment

    "I found "The Featured Artist Promotion" to be highly effective for my client. Incredible exposure to appropriate audiences.

    A wonderful opportunity for independent talent." Visit Danie

    Steve Ratchen From recording artists Division 1.1, The Wizards of Winter and formerly of Alchemy X

    Tom is an absolute pleasure to deal with! His breadth of musical knowledge is surpassed only by his affability and charm- Having been in the recording/performing industry for many years, I have worked with a plethora of radio personalities and music show hosts and sometimes the process between artist and media can be confrontational or awkward at best. From our initial contact Tom was nothing but professional while being as cordial as if we'd been friends for years!

    This is a man who appreciates the diversity of artists on his programme and truly champions the cause of eclectic, independent music, that is, none the less, every bit as polished and produced as any record you'd hear on mainstream radio! And that is no small feat in and of itself- In an industry that has eroded so badly due to the generic refuse that passes as "music", it is only on programmes like Tom's Independent Music Show, as well as other like-minded grass roots shows that one can hear artists and genres that you would never be aware of otherwise- A noble and imminently necessary endeavor and one that I think Mr. Lambert is excelling in- Visit Steve

    Steve Vozzolo Tragic Poet Records

    Every now and then, something very good and very special happens in the music business. Being named the "Featured Artist" on Tom Lambert's "The Independent Music Show" is one of those very special events for me.

    I am an independent Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist and Record Producer. I operate my own indie record label, Tragic Poet Records. I have released four CDs and I am currently working on my fifth CD, "The King of Vagabond Road - Songs Inspired by the Paintings of Jack B Yeats." My recent CD release is, "Fifteen Minutes Of Fame - Music Inspired by the Art & Times of Andy Warhol - Steve Vozzolo & The Tragic Poets." My songs have been covered by a number of other artists, most notably, Arlo Guthrie.

    The benefits I have enjoyed as "Featured Artist" are quantifiable in that my music has been heard world wide on over 190 syndicated radio stations by many hundreds of thousands of listeners resulting in new fans and increased music downloads and CD sales. My status as "Featured Artist" has resulted in significant interest and airplay for my music by other radio stations, as well. While I do have a presence on social media, Tom Lambert has made an "art form" of effective promotion on social media sites which has also been of great benefit to my music. Also, the acknowledgment, validation and recognition of my music serves as wonderful motivation for me to keep working. My heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to Tom Lambert and The Independent Music Show.

    Warm Regards, Steve Vozzolo Visit Steve

    Deborah Henriksson D.H.P Records

    Being "Featured Artist" on 'The Independent Music Show' has been a GREAT experience for me! Not only did the program air two of my recordings – one to begin and one to end the show – but Tom's commentary sparked extra interest that "only" airplay alone could not supply.

    I definitely recommend the Featured Artist promotion to other artists. Visit Deborah


    It´s a pleasure for an artist to deal with Tom.

    The Independent Music Show is a great opportunity for independent artists to get the word out. Tom handled everything very professional. Many thanks and our appreciation to Tom Lambert. Highly recommendable!

    Pat Hunt, Randy Miller, Steffen Goeres, Joe Gavito and Raimund Breitfeld / WORLD5 Visit WORLD5

    Marion Walsh

    "Tom Lambert's internet radio show is unparalleled. He has a worldwide audience of listeners who appreciate all kinds of music.

    Being featured artist on his show was not only an honour, but a great way to increase my fan base.

    Thanks, Tom!"
    Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity Visit Marion

  • Play-Lists

    Take Note; There is 'NO PAY FOR PLAY' On 'The Independent Music Show'

    Céad Míle Fáilte (A Hundred Thousand Irish Welcomes) 'The Independent Music Show' does exactly what it says on the tin.Plays the Independent Music of artists and writers from All Over The World. 'The Independent Music Show' features music from Real Country, Rock, Rhythm & Blues and whatever you the Listener would like to hear. Sure you will hear some Mainstream Music on the show, but you will find it hard to figure out who's on Big Budget Production and who isn't….because the Independents are as good and in some cases better, than the Mainstream.
    We Are Now Syndicated on Multiple Prime International Radio Stations AM - FM - Satellite & Internet / Combined the Millions
    Contact us now to have 'The Independent Music Show' added to your stations schedule!

    Our Nine Weeks Play-Lists & Artists Links

    Promoters & Agents
    We Work With

    Celebrity Publicist & Independent Music Promoter Danie Cortese: Canada.
    Rush Release provides a one-stop music promotion & marketing service for the Music Industry: UK.
  • Full-Page Feature In Our Magazine

    All featured artists receive a full page spread in our magazine, for a full nine weeks.

    'The Independent Music Show' Broadcast in Syndication on Multiple Radio Stations across the World.

    Our Current Featured Shows

    Featured Artists

    Joy Ellis is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. In November 2017, Joy released her debut album entitled 'Life On Land' on F-IRE.
    Joy Ellis
    This IS Beauty in The Breakdown! It's a journey starting from birth and emerging into our now and present existence. Beauty in The Breakdown
    A Danie Cortese Entertainment Presentation
    The brainchild of acclaimed bassist/composer Robert Miller, Project Grand Slam is a Jazz Rock Fusion band with a twist of Classic Rock and Latin Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam
    A Danie Cortese Entertainment Presentation
    Don't be the one left out; Mike Ra should be the first name in any R&B/Hip-Hop playlist..
    Mike Ra
    A Danie Cortese Entertainment Presentation
    My name is Esteban Alvarez. I am from San José, Costa Rica. I am a pianist and a Steinway Artist. El Piano meets Mariachi...'
    Esteban Alvarez
    Children of the '90s, Western Education grew up in a time when Nirvana was classic rock and the Strokes were already elder statesmen.
    Western Education
    "It is artists like Koch that are restoring faith in country music to its fans." (Matthew Warnock, International Guitar Magazine)
    Libby Koch
    Since their inception, Ships Have Sailed have always struck a balance between exuberant pop and substantial alternative rock.
    Ships Have Sailed
    One of the last of the analog kids, Michael Kranicke, founder of Voodoo Kings, grew up at a time when listening to music meant vinyl or the radio; feeding on rock'n'roll and blues that had harmony and melody, honing songwriting skills and leading bands as he learned guitar.
    Voodoo Kings
  • The Independent Music Show Magazine.....

    Click on any Magazine to read - watch video, listen to music, connect to an artist.

  • The Independent Music Show Magazine.....

    "Exclusive Sponsor Proposal"

    1. 'The Independent Music Show' is now Syndicated on Multiple Prime International Radio Stations, comprising Internet, AM & FM formats.
    Our listenership is in The Millions, from the Small Stations we Broadcast on to the Largest.
    Our Reputation within the Music and Entertainment Industry is built on Honesty, Integrity, Professional Expertise and Reliability.

    to see what Artists, Bands and Promoters say about us.

    2. Listener Statistics.
    Here is a small sample statistic from a few of our syndication stations:

    3. Source:

    RADIO CITY FM (RCFM) is the new metropolitan radio in the Rhine-Ruhr area of North Rhine Westphalia (Germany), produced in the English language in the heart of the Ruhr region. Distribution takes place via FM and Online.
    RCFM approximately have between 11.000 and 16.000 listeners per hour on FM at present and a potential listenership upwards of 6 million.

    4. Source:

    The #1 Internet Radio Station Chain for College, Underground and Independent Music. Broadcasting worldwide 24/7/365. 
    College Underground Radio plays a variety of Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Country, Dance, Alternative and other genres.

    5. Source:

    K-ROCKS Radio One Casper Wyoming USA.

    Hello Tom!
    Glad to help and advise.

    Our AM station covers all of Casper via Carrier Current (power line distribution) and our FM consists of fifteen low power FM transmitters located at key business and residential locations.

    Population is 59,000 and growing as the state opens up more natural energy exploration and mining.…


    Is to offer an Exclusive Sponsorship Participation including 'The Featured Artist Promotion' segment on 'The Independent Music Show'. The show will work with just One Forward Thinking Sponsor, to enhance both the Brand and Product of that Sponsor to listeners, throughout the world, within the independent music scene, as well as Ongoing Promotion of 'The Independent Music Show', Artists Writers and Bands.

    This Sponsorship Branding is being offered to Companies within and without the Entertainment Industry, because...Producers, Musicians, Bands, Recording Studios as well as Listeners, are all potential consumers of your Brand or product.

    Associate your Brand-Name with the Promotion of the Independent Music Scene and 'The Independent Music Show' Internationally.


    Full Exclusive Sponsorship Participation Inclusive of...

    0n air Brand Sponsorship and full integrated website sponsorship advertising, exclusive to a partnership Sponsor only.

    A full 2 minuets of on air audio sponsorship branding jingles as well as referencing 'The Featured Artist Promotion' exclusive Sponsor throughout the show.

    'The Independent Music Show' Newsletter, Magazine and Website would also be used in conjunction with integrated branding and product advertising of the exclusive sponsor on all internet social and international promotion.

    A negotiated price on the full integrated package that would suit the sponsorship purse.

    Ongoing consultation with sponsor on new promotional ideas from either 'The Independent Music Show' or Sponsor.

    Check all that the promotion of Independent Music can offer through co-operation with 'The Independent Music Show' and if you think this Proposal can be the Platform to enhance your Brand or Product....

    Please contact Tom.

    Phone; +44 02838988180

    'The Independent Music Show'
    A Tom Lambert Enterprises Production
    Co. Armagh,
  • Our Currently Featured Artists Videos

    Featured Artist 06/July/2018 - "Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam Ft' Ziarra Washington" performs
    'I Can't Explain'

    Featured Artist 13/July/2018 - 'Beauty In The Breakdown' performs 'Thinkin Bout You'
    (Click here to Watch this video on YouTube)

    Featured Artist 18/May/2018 - 'Joy Ellis' performs 'The Jazz Man'

    Featured Artist 29/June/2018 - 'Mike Ra' - performs DOG$

    Featured Artist 22/June/2018 - 'Esteban Alvarez' performs
    Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
    A Danie Cortese Entertainment Presentation

    Featured Artist 15/June/2018 - 'Western Education' performs

    Featured Artist 08/June/2018 - 'Libby Koch' performs
    Just Move On Album Release

    Featured Artist 01/June/2018 - Ships Have Sailed performs

    Since you're here … we've got a small favour to ask. More people are reading 'The Independent Music Show Magazine' than ever, but no-one is paying for it and that's the way we want to keep it
    ....'Free For All to Read'....
    If you love Independent Music......Please Support....

  • Contact Address

    The Independent Music Show

    83. The Grange, Lough Road,
    Lurgan, Co. Armagh,
    BT67 9BU, Ireland.

    Telephone: +44 028 38988180


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    Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern [The Independent Music Show]'s relationship with you in relation to this website. The term '[The Independent Music Show]' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use: The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without [The Independent Musi Show's] prior written consent. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland.

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    This website and its content is copyright of [The Independent Music Show] - © [The Independent Music Show] [2011]. All rights reserved.
    Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

    you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

    You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system. Terms and Conditions for use of material or information submitted to us:

    [The Independent Music Show] terms and conditions: "you", "your", and "yours" refer to the artist/band/representative. "we", "us", "our" refer to [The Independent Music Show]. By submitting any material or information to [The Independent Music Show], you explicitly confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to the following agreement:

    Termination: You may terminate this agreement at any time by so notifying us via electronic mail (e-mail) at the current e-mail address on [The Independent Music Show] or the agreement will terminate upon our actual receipt of such notice. We have the right to refuse service from anyone. We may terminate this agreement at any time without notification. Upon termination, all of our license rights terminate.

    You grant permission for us to use your sound recordings, musical works and/or other material (such as pictures, song lyrics, etc.) the following terms apply:

    License Grant: You hereby grant to us a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to: syndicate, reproduce and publicly perform, publicly display and digitally perform the material in whole or in part; create and use samples of the material solely for the purpose of demonstrating or promoting our or your products or services; use any trademarks, service marks or trade names incorporated in the material in connection with your material; and use the name and likeness of any individuals represented at [The Independent Music Show] only in connection with your material.

    In general: You retain ownership of the copyrights and all other rights in your music and or songs, subject to the nonexclusive rights granted to us under this agreement.

    Representations and Warranties: You represent and warrant that the material is your or your band's own original work, and contains no sampled material, you have full right and power to enter into and perform this agreement, and have secured all third party consents necessary to enter into this agreement, the material does not and will not infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or moral rights the material does not and will not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation, all factual assertions that you have made and will make to us are true and complete. Please note, not only are you responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions, licenses and consents prior to allowing use of any content to [The Independent Music Show] you will be held liable for any and all costs and expenses (including legal fees) incurred by [The Independent Music Show] as a result of your unauthorized use of copyrighted materials. You agree to indemnify and hold us and any of our hosts, sponsors, listeners, or [The Independent Music Show] affiliates harmless from any and all damages and costs, including reasonable Legal fees, arising out of or related to your breach of the representations and warranties described in this section.


    This agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement of the parties as to this agreement's subject matter and supersedes all prior proposals, discussions or agreements with respect to such subject matter. From time to time, we may change this agreement. Modifications will be effective when they are posted.

    © [The Independent Music Show] 2010.

  • 'Featured Artist...13/July/2018...Beauty In The Breakdown'

    From the minute we're born sound presents itself and immediately it becomes one with us. It envelops our very essence and sets us on our journey ahead. We grow and take on shapes, colors and surroundings all of which are built through vibration of sound whether you can see with your eyes or feel with your body. It sets the stage for who we become and what we celebrate. It creates our happiness, our sorrows, our wonders and contentment. It's the fabric of who we are. Every person lives their own song each and every day. While doing so we continue to learn, fall, see, hurt, lose, recover, love, hate, rise and inevitably build our own soundtrack to every step that we take.

    This IS Beauty in The Breakdown! It's a journey starting from birth and emerging into our now and present existence. It's a formulation of all that has inspired and even hurt. A wave which we ride that never ends. It continues to delight, excite and command attention without demanding it....this is our collective vision and soundtrack creation we call "The Movement"

    Beauty In the Breakdown formed in 2015 creating their own take on percussion-driven electro pop. They are a new frequency on the music soundscape, fronted by world renowned percussionist Chastity Ashley, electro/rock guitarist Ian Alexander, Grammy winning keyboardist Tim "Sonix" Rouse, renowned bass sensation Alexandria Reyes.

    The members of the electro pop outfit have had much success in their individual careers which brought their influences together ranging from Sade to Kaskade. This collaboration and formation has sparked a fuse in music that offers something dynamic and authentic.

    The spark began with the International Percussion Queen, Chastity Ashley, (Duran Duran, Tom Morello, Cypress Hill), whom has now taken her talents centre stage in this formidable electro-pop outfit and the results have been electrifying.

    Half a decade working with a 'who's who' of rock & pop's most successful musicians has enabled Chastity to absorb a unique range of influences that create an arresting brand of intelligent pop music. Debut EP "NEON" landed #40 on the Pop charts the week of its debut on iTunes and received rave reviews from Music Connection, who hailed Chastity's "Weapons-Grade" percussion effects, and earned them "Best Dance Song" in the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

    This east-LA girl of Mexican/Apache descent radiates warmth and positivity in person even while overcoming adversity, so it's no surprise that her music is bound together within an ethos of letting go of your inhibitions while connecting with those that inspire the best out of your soul. Beauty In The Breakdown have a contagious musical enthusiasm and consider it their mission to spread this message. Planet Earth could certainly do with positive authenticity and Beauty in The Breakdown are here to deliver.

    The band has been off and running ever since their first debut show at The Sundance Film Festival playing alongside Skrillex and Iggy Azalea being deemed the Electro Pop Trendsetters in the press. Since, they have graced many festival stages including the LA Pride Festival alonside Ke$ha and Tinashe for an audience of over 20,000. They've sold out their own Los Angeles market such as the Teragram Ballroom and have toured everywhere between from Alaska to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Their newest summer single "Firebird" has been climbing the Spotify Charts landing on dozens of respected playlists and has received rave reviews from publications across the US and abroad such as Edm West Coast, AXS and All Access referring to Chastity as this generations Sheila E!

    "I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Chastity, [her] boundless energy added an exciting and vibrant element to our shows and her expert percussion playing helped keep our audiences on their feet night after night. It's so great to see her coming into her own as an artist and sharing her music with the world. We're looking forward to hearing what she has in store!" -- John Taylor, DURAN DURAN

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  • 'Featured Artist...18/May/2018...Joy Ellis'

    Joy Ellis is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she has toured all over the world playing jazz. Past gig highlights include Ronnie Scott's, the Jazz Café and the Barbican Pit Theatre in London, the London Jazz Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival and No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur. She was recently selected as one of fourteen emerging artists to work with Mercury-nominated singer ESKA on a composition residency in Manchester.

    In November 2017, Joy released her debut album entitled 'Life On Land' on F-IRE. The album reflects her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.

    Joy Ellis Life on Land
    (F-ire CD96. CD Review by Peter Jones)

    This arrived rather late, hence the rather late review. But it's easy to see why it's been so well received so far. Pianist and singer Joy Ellis has written all the songs on the album, and her writing reveals both depth of feeling and a rare degree of lyrical literacy.

    Life on Land sounds distinctively English: there's a certain pastoral quality to Be Kind and Here in the Quiet, which are full of warmth and gorgeous melody. But it's not all about feel-good vibes: on The City, Joy takes a swipe at the "duelling raconteurs in the Square Mile, hustling". She isn't afraid to cover difficult topics like hopelessness, as on Veteran. And on Ellington Said, she develops Duke's conceit of music as a demanding mistress: "she'll take all your money and your space for thought". Ain't that the truth…

    So Ellis always has a reason - often a moral reason - for writing these songs, which do far more than merely describe what she sees going on around her.

    Her voice is expressive and clear, with a passionate flutter in it that reminds me of Bjork, whilst at other times there's more than a touch of Norma Winstone. When harmonized and multi-tracked, as on What Got Lost Along the Way, the voice sounds sublime. The piano playing is, if anything, even better. Rather than show off the chops she clearly has in abundance, her approach to the keyboard is always in the service of the song, and she adapts her style to the differing properties of acoustic piano or Rhodes.

    At the core of the band are drummer (and husband) Adam Osmianski and bassist Henrik Jensen plus the ubiquitous Rob Luft on guitar. We already know that the latter is a fine soloist, and he demonstrates this here on Veteran, What Got Lost Along the Way, and indeed every other tune he turns his hand to. There are also welcome guest appearances from James Copus (flugelhorn) and Binker Golding (tenor saxophone). But the greatest strength of this collection is the richness and sophistication of the songwriting.

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  • 'Featured Artist Campaign Overview'

    Our Featured Artist Campaign Plans

    'The Independent Music Show' is just that, a Music Radio Show...not a Radio Station.

    We Do Not Send Your Music To DJs - We Play Your Music On Our Show.
    Your work is played in Syndication on Multiple International Radio Stations who carry
    'The Independent Music Show' By our Syndication Partner Stations Throughout the Nine Week Promotion.
    That's Gauranteed Plays During The Nine Weeks Of Promotion + A Nine Week Website Page Display and Social Media Promotion + Continued On-Demand Play-Links + Nine Week Magazine Promotion.

    All Plans Receive Full Social Media Promotion

    'The Independent Music Show' is Broadcast in Syndication airing on Multiple Radio Stations across the World, on a Weekly basis and at different times and dates within the nine weeks of broadcast.

    We Are Now Syndicated on Multiple Prime International Radio Stations AM - FM - Satellite & Internet / Combined the Millions

    Gold plan £150 Sterling: 'Featured Artist Radio Campaign'

    1. Featured in Syndication On Multiple Prime International Radio Stations
    2. One of Your Tracks will Start the Show
    3. One of Your Tracks will Finish the Show
    4. Nine Weeks Featured Promotion Display on the The Independent Music Show Website
    5. Featured Promotion Display on ( The Independent Music Show) Mail-Drop
    6. Nine weeks full page spread in 'The Independent Music Show Magazine'
    7. Links to where you want them plus embedded music video
    8. Promotional Write-up to be supplied by artist
    9. Advance bookings being taken
    10. Suitability for airplay to be controlled by show management
    11. Featured Promotion Display; Nine Full Weeks
    12. Syndicated Radio Airplay; Nine Full Weeks
    13. Payable in advance by Pay-pal Invoice
    14. Dates Subject to availability

    15. Silver plan £120 Sterling: Airplay + Magazine & Mail-Drop.

    16. Airplay in Syndication On Multiple Prime International Radio Stations
    17. One of Your Tracks will be included in the Show
    18. Syndicated Radio Airplay; Nine Full Weeks
    19. Play-List Display on ( The Independent Music Show) Mail-Drop
    20. One Month full page spread in 'The Independent Music Show Magazine'
    21. Links to where you want them plus embedded music video
    22. Promotional Write-up to be supplied by artist
    23. Advance bookings being taken
    24. Suitability for airplay to be controlled by show management
    25. Payable in advance by Pay-pal Invoice
    26. Dates Subject to availability

      Bronze Plan £80 Sterling: Magazine.

    27. One Month full page spread in 'The Independent Music Show Magazine'
    28. Links to where you want them plus embedded music videos
    29. Promotional Write-up to be supplied by artist
    30. Advance bookings being taken
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    'Featured Artist...06/July/2018...Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam'

    The brainchild of acclaimed bassist/composer Robert Miller, Project Grand Slam is a Jazz Rock Fusion band with a twist of Classic Rock and Latin, which has earned over one million video views while defying genres, languages and geographic boundaries. Gashouse Radio says: "Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam deserves mentioning as among the best musical acts produced by American culture in the last quarter century!"

    PGS has cultivated a fervent, worldwide fan base fueled in large part by the Latin/Caribbean-infused title track from the band's 4th studio album, The Queen's Carnival (2016). No Depression praised the album as "a uniquely affecting work…impossibly memorable!" With influences as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Afro-Cuban rhythms and Celtic folk, Robert has delivered a sound like no other. In fact, one of Robert's musical signatures is to take Classic Rock songs such as Jimi Hendrix's 'Fire', The Kinks' 'You Really Got Me', and Cream's "I'm So Glad", and to completely reimagine them. The band has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Edgar Winter, Blues Traveler, Mindi Adair (2x), Boney James (5x), YES, and Scott Weiland (formerly of Stone Temple Pilots). Both John Popper of Blues Traveler and Mindi Abair have called PGS's live performances "amazing".

    In 2017 PGS performed at four major Music Festivals and looks forward to performing at additional festivals in 2018, including the band's first two European concers at the Silda Jazz Festival in Norway and the Nisville Jazz Festival in Serbia in August.

    The band's 5th album, The PGS Experience, was released in June 2017 and features 2x GRAMMY nominee saxophonist Mindi Abair on two tracks including "Metro Shuffle" and "Fishin", two of Robert's original compositions. The CD consists of five new studio cuts (three new tunes written by Robert and two new PGS-style covers arranged by Robert of songs by Cream and Phish), plus four dynamic and powerful live concert tracks of some of the band's best known songs. Says Robert: "This album represents the best of PGS between the studio and the live tracks." The PGS Experience was called a "Must Know About" album by Jazziz Magazine, a "Best of 2017" by The MacWire, and reached #7 on the radio charts.

    The band's newest album, Trippin', was released on June 29, 2018.  Featuring 10 new songs written by Robert - both vocals and instrumentals - plus a raucus PGS-style cover of The Who's iconic "I Can't Explain".  Initial reviews for the CD have said: "Trippin' promises to be one of the most talked about albums of 2018...I have no doubt that it's going to be the biggest jazz release of the latter half of the 2010s." (Skope Mag); "A truly amazing album" (Jonathan Widran); and given it 5/5 stars (Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck).

    Robert originally formed PGS in 2007. In 2009 the band had a featured role in an episode of the hit NBC-TV series "Lipstick Jungle" starring Brooke Shields and Kim Raver, with five of the band's tunes featured in the soundtrack and Robert having a speaking part.

    PGS has had several top radio singles including "The Captain Of Her Heart" (ft. Judie Tzuke on vocals) from 'Play' (2008), "Catch You Later" and the title song from 'Spring Dance' (2012), "Fire" and "New York City Groove" (both ft. Kat Robichaud on vocals) from 'Made In New York' (2015), "You Really Got Me" (ft. Lucy Woodward on vocals) and the title track from 'The Queen's Carnival' (2016), and "Fishin" and "Metro Shuffle" from 'The PGS Experience (2017).. 

    Says Robert: "PGS continues to drive the line between jazz and rock like no other band."

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    'Featured Artist...29/June/2018...Mike Ra'

    Mike Ra, previously known as Devaine, has been a committed songwriter for over sixteen years and a music producer for five. His previous work includes an EP called SYNESTHESIA (a beautiful encapsulation of Hip Hop, R&B and Soul). Mike's unique sound for the project pays tribute to his biggest influences: 2 Pac, and Common. Now, he's returned to the industry with a new sound, energy and vibe that is considered the latest in Hip-Hop culture.

    One of Hip-Hop's favourite sons returns with new entries into an already impressive release list. His new additions to the portfolio see the introduction of a banger called "Dogs", a catchy and upbeat release that flexes with the likes of Drake's "God's Plan" or "Panda" by Desiigner. It is made up of the traditional Hip-Hop ingredients we love and is the perfect addition to a timeless collection.

    Mike Ra shows off his diversity of talents through his soulful quest into R&B. The introduction of this found in a song entitled "Hold On"- an ambient record, delicately accompanied with heartfelt lyrics and soulful vocal undertones. The sweeping harmonies, layered with a relaxed kick drum, add depth and warmth as deftly as only a genius could. These tools seem to be used to convey the heartbreak of a desperate love. Sophisticated melodies combined with philosophical bars, create the luxurious new Hip-Hop star that is Mike Ra. His catalogue of work is guaranteed to be a knockout.

    These new releases provide the promise of fresh air in a crowded genre. His sound is a unique blend of traditional Hip-Hop, mixed with the accompaniments of vintage R&B, and the heartstrings of soul; Mike has managed to use his talent as a true form of expressionism. His music speaks to the fundamentals of truth, life, love, and the pure-raw desire for the tribal bond between brothers/sisters. New releases like these provide a soulful and existential insight into the poetic capabilities intrinsic to rap. There is a lot of talent on offer by the promising superstar.

    Going forward, Mike delights his fans with the promise of a new EP entitled, Balance. What this will contain, we shall have to see, but one thing is for certain…we await with baited breath in anticipation of a continuation of the soul resonating drama that has become his trademark. Don't be the one left out; Mike Ra should be the first name in any R&B/Hip-Hop playlist.


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    'Featured Artist...22/June/2018...Esteban Alvarez'

    My name is Esteban Alvarez. I am from San José, Costa Rica. I am a pianist and a Steinway Artist. Ever since I moved to the USA to study music, my priority and goal has been to bridge cultures through my music.

    I strongly believe that music has the power to unite people. Despite our differences of outward appearance, language or beliefs, I am convinced that we can have a more tolerant and inclusive world if we take small steps towards that goal. All we need is a critical mass thinking alike.

    With this concept in mind, I want to bring the richness of the Mariachi music tradition to the USA through my piano. The piano is known as an elegant and classical instrument, and the Mariachi is the most folkloric and traditional sound of Mexico. The combination of the two is what this project is about...

    El Piano meets Mariachi...

    As a composer, Esteban has written music for small ensembles, orchestra, large ensembles, and chamber groups. In 2007 and 2008 Esteban wrote the songs for the National Peace Program of Costa Rica, and the Organization of Costa Rica & Nicaragua. These songs received special awards by Dr. Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Laureate and President of Costa Rica at that time.

    In 2008 Esteban traveled to Guatemala, Qatar, and Nepal to represent Costa Rica performing in National Music Festivals, as well as speaking about peace and education. In 2009 Esteban was awarded with the UNT-DC scholarship to work in the Congress of the USA, as well as to serve as a Cultural Attache intern for Costa Rica embassy in Washington D.C.

    Esteban relocated to Austin (Texas), where he is an EB-2 Visa Permanent Resident (a status for individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and are considered "Individuals of National Interest"), and he was recently nominated "Good Will Embassador" and guest Artist to the International Peace Foundation, based in Hong Kong. Esteban has appeared several times in solo concerts during 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Hong Kong, as well as in the National Theater of Costa Rica.

    During 2013 Esteban was nominated "Steinway Artist". Some of the names in this list include Lang Lang, Diana Krall, Arthur Rubinstein, Duke Ellington, Keith Jarrett, and others of this caliber.

    Click on the Steinway Gold Logo to find more information about this special nomination.

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  • 'Featured Artist...15/June/2018...Western Education'

    Children of the '90s, Western Education grew up in a time when Nirvana was classic rock and the Strokes were already elder statesmen. Formed by lead singer Greg Alexandropoulos, who also plays keys, Georgio Broufas on guitar and backing vocals, Devin Vaillaincourt on drums and producer Will Hunt on bass, the quartet craft a mix of earnest, passionate rock in the vein of turn-of-the-millennium angular indie and emo/pop punk. In 2011, the band met at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and bonded over a shared love of the Killers, the Strokes, and Franz Ferdinand.

    That early aughts ilk influenced much of their sound, but Alexandropoulos' vocal delivery owes more to the dramatics of Panic! At the Disco's Brandon Urie than that other Brandon from the Killers -- more yearning plea than cocky showman. After self-producing a pair of EPs in 2012, they received local Boston radio airplay, were shortlisted as one of the best new bands in Boston in 2013 (by the Boston Phoenix), and were semi-finalists in the 35th annual Boston "Rock N Roll Rumble," sharing that title with former competitors like the Dresden Dolls, Lemonheads, and Morphine. Their debut, Let Your Secrets Out, was released in 2014 and produced by members of the Color and Sound and Pray for Sound. An exciting mix of styles and genres, the album included the singles "Rivals" and "I Can't Heal."

    The band returned in 2016 with the Restless Dreams EP, which featured the singles "Skin Deep" and "Different Animals." On Restless Dreams, they bridged the gap between their synth- and emo-rock influences, incorporating darker post-punk tones similar to Interpol and Bloc Party.

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  • 'Featured Artist...08/June/2018...Libby Koch'

    Texas Americana singer-songwriter Libby Koch (pronounced "coke") is a "country meets soulful" (Free Press Houston), "feisty Texas songbird" (Country Music People) who "sings her story with a little twang, some slide guitar, and a lot of heart" (Texas Monthly). Libby is working on the follow up album to her critically acclaimed 2016 LP Just Move On (Berkalin Records). Working in Nashville with Grammy-winning producer Bil VornDick, she draws on legends from Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn to Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, among others, to craft "true cryin' and leavin' country songs." Combining her country soul with a seventh-generation Texas troubadour's storytelling skill, Koch fills her songs with intimacy and honesty. Like the most timeless country classics, they're the kind that make you feel good about feelin' bad.

    Koch's gospel-grounded and honky-tonk voice powerfully navigates the emotions inherent in an album about relationships, starting with the opening break-up trio, "Just Move On," "You Don't Live Here Anymore" and "Out of My Misery" — three diverse, retro-to-modern songs that ultimately convey more about the triumph of empowerment than the pain of loss. Tracked live with veteran players handpicked by VornDick, the album, her fourth, is a fine follow-up to her 2014 release, Tennessee Colony, which drew on her ancestors' stories to address themes of family, faith and home. Calling it "a frisky blend of country, folk, bluegrass and gospel set to some mighty fine fiddle, banjo and mandolin" and labeling it "daisy fresh," the Houston Press put Tennessee Colony on its year-end top 10 list.

    Though Houston native Koch began writing songs in junior high school, she never considered doing so professionally until she attended law school at Nashville's Vanderbilt University, where she discovered she could hold her own in a city full of heavyweight talents. A job at a large Houston law firm convinced her music, not law, was her true calling, and eventually, she decided it was time to … just move on.

    Just Move On earned Libby three first-round GRAMMY ballot nominations in the Country Solo Performance, Country Song, and Country Album Categories.


    The Houston Press has named Libby as one of Houston's most up and coming artists! Read the cover story HERE.

    "​Too country for country, Koch these days would get filed under folk, the same place you find too country for country folks such as Lucinda Williams." (Houston Chronicle).

    "Libby Koch may have set this album in the tiny East Texas settlement near Palestine where her ancestors settled in the days of William B. Travis, but the lively arrangements -- a frisky blend of country, folk, bluegrass and gospel set to some mighty fine fiddle, banjo and mandolin -- not only make Tennessee Colony sound daisy-fresh, but the rare acoustic-based album that truly deserves to be called "Americana." (Chris Gray, The Houston Press)

    "It is artists like Koch that are restoring faith in country music to its fans." (Matthew Warnock, International Guitar Magazine)

    "Koch blends her folk and country influences into a storytelling collage that leaves the listener refreshed, enlightened, and entertained. Both live and in the CD player, Texas music fans are warming up to Libby, and she is making an indelible mark on the performing scene." (Lucky Boyd,

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  • 'Featured Artist...01/June/2018...Ships Have Sailed'

    Since their inception, Ships Have Sailed have always struck a balance between exuberant pop and substantial alternative rock. Their debut EP 'Someday' (2014) was well received throughout the US, Canada and the UK, catalyzing a Northeastern US tour and landing the band showcases at SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, Canadian Music Week, & NAMM in 2015. They took home accolades from ISC and Unsigned Only that same year, furthering the band's impetus for the release of their first full length album, 'Moodswings'. The eleven song studio effort earned glowing reviews from Blackbook, Wild Honey Pie, and The 405, again receiving notice from ISC, Unsigned Only and The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, and spawned a sister release 'Re: MIX', whose tropical house remixes seemed in perfect step with the evolving music climate.

    An invigorated 2016 began with an acoustic EP, 'Whispers', and the band spent the summer touring the West coast and set out on an East coast tour in late fall. In November, their track 'Drive' (from their 2015 release 'Moodswings') received Best Alternative Song at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, a massive feat and a testament to the group's ability to translate their own momentum into a pulsing, universal anthem about love, longevity and forward motion. Along with the success and progress achieved over that year, for which they were unwaveringly grateful, Ships Have Sailed also saw the inherent challenges of unexpected events and unpredictable variables of their continuing journey.

    Coming off the road on the final leg of their 2016 tour cycle, and in a particularly reflective moment, a mixture of elation and exhaustion brought their single 'Up' into the world.  Released in February of 2017, 'Up' propelled Ships Have Sailed to new heights within the industry, again receiving praise from the press, accolades from the songwriting community, and sparking new live opportunities including a return to SXSW in 2017 a festival appearance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, U.K., and a follow-up acoustic tour across England, Ireland and Scotland in the fall of that year.

    Not prone to sitting still, the band was working behind the scenes on something new in between bouts of touring.  In an effort to push his own limits, Will brought in a new songwriting partner (Robert Reid Gillies) and sought out a co-producer (Wally Gagel of Wax Ltd. – Family of the Year, Zella Day, etc…) to assist with the creation of the next single.

    In Will's words: "Let's Just Dance is a dreamy, exuberant swirl of emotions...disguised as a whimsical love song. I wanted to dive a little deeper and explore the struggle of always wanting more no matter what you already have, which I think is almost a feature of the human condition. At the same time, I wanted to break new ground musically, and reach for some new areas of my songwriting palette...ultimately this track surpassed my own expectations, and I can't wait to see how people respond."

    Let's Just Dance was released on February 7th and is available everywhere digital music is sold or streamed!

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  • 'Featured Artist...25/May/2018...Voodoo Kings'

    Thank you for feeding our addiction. We're plugged in, tuned up, and have a muse that needs to be fed. We've been doing this for as many years as we can remember, music has taken up places we've never thought we would go, and we look forward to following where it flows. After living the music through all these years, and all these stages, living a dream throughout the States, we're ecstatic to be here, for this moment, for this show, this song.

    One of the last of the analog kids, Michael Kranicke, founder of Voodoo Kings, grew up at a time when listening to music meant vinyl or the radio; feeding on rock'n'roll and blues that had harmony and melody, honing songwriting skills and leading bands as he learned guitar.

    Breathing this music with hundreds of shows, the Voodoo Kings have experienced many wonderful moments, applause, laughter, smiles, and critical praise.

    The single "When I See Her" off of Voodoo Kings' American Lights record was featured in the movie Deal starring Burt Reynolds and distributed by MGM.

    Two songs off the record Mileage, "It's All Right" and "Strong Will Survive" have been licensed to Canadian television series Dark Rising – Warrior of Worlds, spreading the word about Voodoo Kings.

    The band recently signed a licensing agreement with Atrium Music in Los Angeles.

    "It's all about the song and stripping down the music and getting down to rock'n'roll," says Michael.

    With the newest release, Faith & Whiskey, the Voodoo Kings demonstrate their unique take on consummate rock'n'roll song. From the Beatles-esque opener of "Eyes on You," to the roots-laden sound of "Lonely Street," the band demonstrates their effective blend of Rock Americana.

    The Voodoo Kings, with their guitar-driven lineup and sustained by their uncompromising passion for the song, the first chord, the girls, and for the rush, invite you on their musical journey.

    Come join the adventure.

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