Mikhael Muya of Black Fly Reviews is a singer/songwriter born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He grew up in South Africa and is now living between Boston and New York City.
He began to play the guitar at the age of twelve and has been influenced by artists such as Ben Harper, Dave Matthews Band Hurray for The Riff Raff and many others. His music style is mainly folk, with touches of blues and rock.
A young man with an old bohemian soul personified by a strong and loud weeping-raw melodic voice, channeling folk music of old, driven by haunting minor chords, carrying deep vines of acoustic blues, with a laid-back but zealous lyrics content.
Mikhael Muya of Black Fly Reviews is singer-songwriter born in the DRC (Democratic Republic Of Congo).After leaving his home country due to civil-unrest with his family at a young age, he moved onto living in Malawi, Zambia, and South Africa.
Since the release of their first album, 'Wake the Hero' in 2009, Barnaby Bright has garnered high accolades for their songwriting and sound. Grand prize winners of the NY Song Circle competition, Barnaby Bright's music has also been featured on national television to soundtrack heavy moments on shows such as 'ER' and 'Days of our Lives.' Their follow up EP 'Gravity' was named one of the top 100 records of the year by Amazon.com, keeping good company with the likes of Adele and Bon Iver.
Amid the grid of subway lines and rows of yellow cabs laid out like cornfields, a fateful meeting occurred in Manhattan. Just a few stories up from the roaring voice of the city THE WELLSPRING was quietly born.
Dov Rosenblatt was the lead singer and guitarist of local NY band Fools For April.
September Call-Up's music is thoughtful, creative and genuine. While primarily the vehicle of singer-songwriter Christian Bitto, September Call-Up really began to take shape with the collaboration between Bitto and recording engineer/multi-instrumentalist Jesse Gimbel while working on Bitto's debut, "The September Call-Up EP" in 2012. With Gimbel joining on as a part of Bitto's band in promotion of the EP, the September Call-Up moniker was adopted.
Mieka Pauley possesses a voice that flows like good whiskey and a frankness that makes Alanis Morissette look shy. She conjures up a sonic immediacy with the same masterful command as Ani DiFranco with driving, yearning melodies that stand alongside the work of Michelle Shocked, Neko Case and Emmylou Harris.
Jakob Deist started as a solo journey back in late 2008 armed with only vocals and an acoustic guitar. Early 2009 saw the debut release entitled 'As Bold As The World' from the artist then known as 'Jakob Deist Oelofse'.
A man and his guitar... honest, unfiltered and true. In a landscape filled with Top 40 beats and harmonizing folk groups, a lone singer- songwriter definitely has his work cut out for him. But David Ramirez isn't looking to top the charts. He just wants to tell the truth.
It's been an encouraging first year for the Austin based indie-folk-americana duo Dawn and Hawkes.
Caroline Savoie is a 19 year old singer songwriter with over 80 original songs to her credit.
Inspired by everyday life, and conveyed by the unique timbre of her warm and soulful voice, her songs are sincere, relevant and moving.