Category Archives: Pop Music

Across The Board Joins 752.2 Radio. Listen To Their Newest Album On 752.2 Radio.

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Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian pop rock, Americana band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 300 Youtube videos, debut album, a concept EP and now a second full length album, SONIC BOOM, who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock ‘n roll envelope with harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs.

Forged from garage jams and basement Youtube sessions, ”Across The Board” finally broke out of the internet box with their debut album ”Jane On Fire” last spring. A collection of rootsie rock and pop-rock beats, ”Jane On Fire” earned ATB critical acclaim for the single ”Indifference” which also became their first track to hit the FM radio waves and launch them to a number one spot on the Reverbnation charts in Canada for pop,rock as well as winning them an Akademia Music Award for best pop,rock,Americana song in 2016.

ATB’s EP, ”AMENDS”, is a concept album centered around the theme of facing one’s demons and resentments in order to break free of the restraints of past mistakes. The first single,”Don’t Drag Me Down” a fresh pop rock track with a nod to classic rock riffs offers listeners an upbeat addictive progressive beat, layered vocal harmonies and a sparing use of musical dynamics to keep the listener engaged to the very end. Featured on the International Women’s Day website, and having received an Akademia Music Award, ”Don’t Drag Me Down” is currently playing on US College Radio, internet and terrestrial FM radio in Canada and internationally including Australia, Brazil and Europe.

ATB was featured at Canadian Music Week in April of 2017, and tooured across Canada as part of the ”Artist On Board” with Via Rail last summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. ATB also toured Newfoundland and Vancouver in the summer of 2017 with their EP AMENDS and will be touring Canada again this summer with their newest full length album SONIC BOOM.

Across The Board’s newest full length album ”Sonic Boom”, released May 4th at THE HIDEOUT in Toronto, Canada – in conjunction with a CD release by rock powerhouse Jessica Speziale. See FULL PRESS RELEASE AND TRACK DOWNLOAD LINK HERE.

Members

Jacqueline Auguste, lead vocalist and songwriter for Across The Board, comes from a concert and stage band background and plays multiple instruments from sax to flute to guitars and keys.

Bass guitarist Andy, comes from a drumming background and took up bass once the band moved from the internet world out into live performances. And finally, our support crew includes Jessica Speziale on backing vocals, Ben Healey on electric guitar and Martin Heller on keys as well as Kurt Dickson on drums.

Across The Board is very excited that their music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

Listen to Across The Board’s 752.2 Radio Music Channel.

Heather Whitney Joins 752.2 Radio. Listen To Her Newest Album On 752.2 Radio.

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Singer-Songwriter, Heather Whitney comes from an itty-bitty, one-red-light town deep in the pines of Southeast Texas, where the mosquitoes are big, but Heather’s love for music is bigger.

Heather’s new album, ”Moving on” is full of love, heartbreak, and moving on. This album is everything she has lived through, felt, and overcame, while in the studio. ”Just because you’re working towards your dreams, doesn’t mean that the world stops spinning, and hardships won’t find you,” says Heather. ”What gave me strength to complete my album, was knowing that I was not alone, and that someone else out there would hear these songs, relate to them, and possibly gain some healing like I did. We have to stick together.”

Heather spent the last year flying back and forth from Newton, TX to Nashville, TN, writing, hand-picking songs for the album, and recording with producer, Buddy Hyatt. She just wrapped and released her first music video for her single ”Shut Up And Dance” and her album ”Moving On” (Now available on ITunes).

”Everyone who was apart of this project was there because of their belief in me, and I’m forever humbled and thankful for them and this experience. Everything that I put into this album will absolutely translate to the listener. Hope y’all enjoy it.”

Heather Whitney is very excited that his music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

Listen to Heather Whitney’s 752.2 Radio Music Channel.

The Cute Urchins Join 752.2 Radio. Listen To Their Music On 752.2 Radio.

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The Band was formed by the end of 2016. The band’s name was invented by Bernie in 1999 when writing ”Soarin’ High” and he was a little bit shocked by his own lyrics that didn’t come out that conform at those times then. ”Soarin’ High” was aired as The Cute Urchins’ debut single on 26th Dec. 2016.

Band members areĀ  Sonja Roxanne Mundt background and harmony vocals, lead vocal, piano Tom Herwig piano, guitar, Background vocals, producer for the band Kosta Panis lead guitar (Fender, Gibson Les Paul) , bouzouki Rolf Gerritzen Bassguitar, guitars, backing vocals
Bernie Klapdor lead vocal, guitar (Fender), rhythm guitars

A drummer as solid component of the band is in advance. Until then the band is supported by helping hands. Some members of the band know each other for decades.

As natives mostly of the lower Rhine area there’s a natural love of music and the influencing music styles differ from member to member. Sonja Roxanne is trending towards Metal, Tom just loves good music like

Classical Masters as well as Rock, Country (Pistol Annies). Kosta is hooked on Carlos Santana as well as Journey or Led Zeppelin. Rolfs is at core with Toto, Bernie’s main influence as songwriter for The Cute Urchins are The Eagles.

Tom and Bernie were playing together in a live band by the early – mid 90’ies when covering The Eagles, Poco, America, Jackson Browne and The Bo Deans. Kosta and Bernie know each other since early childhood. Sonja Roxanne lives in Bernie’s neighborhood for ten years, suddenly he finds out she performs as a main singer in a gospel choir. Rolf was brought in by Kosta. Furthermore there are three drummers who are interested to join the band now.

In late April the debut album titled ”Soarin’ High” will be put to public. Live acts are planned for midsummer time. As far as known the band had been aired several times on Riviera.FM at Torquay in UK. Their singles ”Soarin’ High” and ”Lovin’ Is Like” had been played by more than 100 radio stations on the internet as well as on .FM – stations around the world.

There are no nominations for any award or a featuring at any broadcasting service or TV. Ever since Cute Urchins had begun their way producing had been done by Tom who had studied sound engineering and even was a teacher in that genre. All songs so far were and are written by Bernie.

When it comes to describe the band’s music style Bernie loves to talk about Long-Haired-Country.

Perhaps listeners find out an own band’s style for there are so many different influences brought in by each member.

The Cure Urchins are very excited that their music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

Listen to The Cute Urchins’s 752.2 Radio Music Channel.