Inversion Circus, The

TMRN 2018 RSAA : Best Rock Instrumental Band

The Inversion Circus was formed by guitarist Chris Macock and bassist Chris Davison in 2014 with the idea of writing music they enjoy playing as well as being a challenge musically. With this, drummer Ronnie Mormino was the natural choice to lay down the grooves. The Inversion Circus was born! Musically, there are no boundaries. If they can imagine it, they will do it, thus validating the name Inversion Circus as it truly is a circus of music!​ Visit .. TheInversionCircus.com  

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Melia

TMRN 2018 RSAA : Best Rock Band; Best Rock Music Video

"MELIA, singer, songwriter & lead guitarist of alternative rock band MELIA (Rochester NY), delivers a powerful, passionate, true to the music live performance as energetic as the stage presence that compliment each other in a profound chemistry from band members in Angelo Marasco (bass), Jimmy Whitaker (rhythm guitar) and Erik Wheater (drums)." ~TMRN Nick Rapidfire


MELIA is a 3x Winner 2012 Indie Music Channel Awards, "Best Female Rock Artist", "Best Rock Song" and "Song of the Year" ("Just A Bride") as well as 2013 "Best Female Rock Artist". - MELIAROCKS.com


MELIA has become known as one of the top female indie rock artists on the music scene today. The winner of 3 awards, including "Best Female Rock Artist", as well as "Best Rock Song" and “Song of the Year” (“Just A Bride”) at the 2012 Indie Music Channel Awards held at the House of Blues in Hollywood, again in 2013 “Best Female Rock Artist” and once again “Best Female Rock Artist” and “Best Rock Song” (“Charge Like A Bull”) in 2016. Melia’s first EP “Soundproof Walls” as well as her most recent ep “Skeletal Remains” has received rave reviews.


"Skeletal Remains" was released in December of 2015. The ep was recorded in NYC at The Magic Shop and was engineered and produced by Grammy winning Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, Shakira).


Melia began her music career as a guitarist at the age of 16. She had been trying to get her parents to let her take guitar lessons after going to her first Green Day show during its “American Idiot” tour two years earlier. They made her wait two years before taking up lessons, which she feels propelled her motivation. She excelled at guitar very quickly, practicing 6-8 hours a day and within eight months of taking up the instrument had formed her first band with a couple of high school friends. Although she had always written poems and lyrics while with her first band she also began writing her own music and lyrics and started playing some of that original music at shows. She took on the role of vocalist in her first band as well and wanting to sing to her fullest potential she began taking vocal lessons.

After graduation she became serious about pursuing her musical career. During that summer after graduation she had the experience of a lifetime when she attended another Green Day concert and was chosen by lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, to play guitar for the song “Jesus of Suburbia”.


She is still splitting her practice each day between guitar and vocals, in addition to becoming a guitar teacher. She is now playing with some excellent backing musicians for her live shows. The music is a guitar-driven alternative rock style with message-laden lyrics that come from her personal experiences or of those close to her.


Melia has played with The Offspring, Eve 6, Gaslight Anthem, Our Lady Peace, Walk The Moon, Oberhofer, The Tea Party, Thousand Foot Krutch, Love and Death, Big Wreck, Steve Vai, Twenty One Pilots, New Politics, Fuel, Sick Puppies, Black Star Riders, Asia, Chevelle, Lacuna Coil, The Misfits, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Saliva, Otep, Adam Gontier, Chris Daughtry and Halestorm.


Website : MeliaRocks.com 

Reverbnation : melia1 

Twitter : meliamaccarone 

YouTube : meliasmusic 

Email : melia@meliarocks.com 

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Midnight Mob

MIDNIGHT MOB, the New York based powerhouse rockers have staked their claim at the intersection of punk, metal, blues, and soul. Raspy-voiced chanteuse Blackey Deathproof, guitarist Mickey Squeeze, bassist Carly Quinn, and drummer Beatz flawlessly blend classic rock influences with modern day inspirations to create something beautifully restless.


The band has evolved tremendously since forming in 2009, but the focus has never shifted: Midnight Mob is destined to bridge the gap between genres and create something without fear of limitation. As Mickey says, “We play what we dig and people seem to dig what we play. We get the punk crowd, the metal crowd, the classic rock crowd – even people who aren’t really into hard rock relate to us on some level.” Having already impressed the likes of Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan with their bewitching live performances in Times Square at the CBGB Music Festival and beyond, Midnight Mob is set to rock the world one riff at a time.


To date, the Mob has released two EPs – 2011’s self-titled debut and 2013’s Black Moon Rising – in addition to 2014’s full-length album These Days. The band’s uniquely vivacious sound has garnered a wide variety of placements including WWE Smackdown and MLB 2014 as well as a legion of incredibly loyal fans. Thanks to those fans and PledgeMusic, Midnight Mob has released their new EP, Honest Brutal Glorious, in March 2016.


The new EP has ignited the industry and Summer 2016 Midnight Mob will explode all over the US playing some of the biggest stages at some of the biggest festivals such as Summerfest (WI), Sturgis (SD), Rock N Derby (NY), Fashion Meets Music Festival (OH) and Great South Bay Music Festival (NY). 

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Peter Graigs

Born and raised with the international influences of Montreal, Canada, Peter Graigs is now based in hard-working, hard-rocking Pittsburgh! Growing up, he listened to the music that drove the ‘80’s: Rock, Progressive, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal. His musical heroes include Randy Rhoads, Tommy Aldridge, Eric Clapton and Al Di Meola. Like many other rockers, he also listens to the occasional Classical piece.


Peter has had years of live concert performance experience and recording sessions with such bands as Wired, Sillian, Trax, G13 Band, and Scars of Grace. He mastered guitar, bass and drums – different skill sets, to be sure! – though he was sidelined for a decade following a parachute accident. He's performed for huge live audiences throughout North America, including television and the Spectrum de Montreal (audience 2,500), Cote de Neige (audience 10,000), and Auditorium de Verdun (audience 15,000).


Peter Graigs new patriotic video playing all instrumentals, "What Would You Do for a Soldier", can be viewed on GIMoney.com while his latest album "HEROES AND DEMONS" can be purchased at g13records.net and g13recordlabel.com Keep an eye out for his upcoming single and album.

Visit his website at PETERGRAIGS.com

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Pocketful

TMRN 2016 RSAA : Best Song "Bottom Of The Sea"

After kicking off his music career as a choirboy, Greg Greg (Pocketful) quickly moved up to the big leagues as a singer/performer touring his hometown of Jersey City in "The Dollies," his grandmother’s senior citizens “road show.” It wasn’t until the late ‘80s that he shrugged off his innocence to become arguably the most rotten of Rotten Kidz and the sickest of Sick Sense, original underground angry punk/rock bands, playing hundreds of shows throughout New York City, Hoboken, Jersey City, and the Jersey Shore. As a main songwriter of the band, he scribbled aggressive lyrics about living in the street, interpersonal and “interspiritual” relationships, and worldly issues. Pumping out hooky riffs, chord progressions, and rhythms, Greg began to lay the foundation for music to express the dynamic pronunciations of his poetic paradox between the rage and love of life. When that gig disbanded, undeterred, Greg changed his image again, this time to hippie, and took to the road once more on a solo acoustic street-corner tour from NYC to So-Cal and back. Returning to (mostly) indoor venues, he took to the stage with his talented songwriter/pianist uncle/mentor Aart Markenstein (Aart in America Piano Company) in World Without End. For the good part of the next several years, they challenged each other's raw passions to craft songs and perform them live throughout their hometown area.


At the turn of the millennium, Greg could be found exercising his ample lungs and maturing songwriting skills with Superdose, which garnered three short-lived indie recording deals and recorded his album "BiOS" (Butterflies in Outer Space). Superdose also toured the East Coast and got some radio play throughout Delmarva with its song "Actions," which charted in the Top 40 on the National 101 Distribution Chart. The band made noise in the college scene as well, with television interviews and live performances on campus, and even appeared twice on the Howard Stern show. In the mid 2000s, Greg solicited a new member for Superdose, Bassist Ben Puglisi (now owner of DAA Entertainment and Diamonds Radio), and joined his cover band, Dirty Water Dogs, who put its own spin on crowd favorites from Incubus to Metallica. For two years, Dirty Water Dogs and Superdose rocked the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park as its house band while playing many other popular (and quite a few unheard-of) bars and clubs from the Jersey Shore to North Jersey.


During a personal hiatus from music that lasted until the “tweens,” Greg cut his hair, then grew some interesting facial hair, reconnected with Ben, and began his current metamorphosis as Greg Greg Pocketful, a one-man spectacle in which he shares his wide range of original acoustic music at venues like Fixx in Red Bank, Bar A in Lake Como, Brighton Bar in Long Branch, and the occasional strip club or cemetery. His method is to first soothe the live music goer into his peaceful hippie space with songs like "Missing Peace" and “Yuma Desert Dream,” stir up some feelings with others like “I Won't” and “Man You Want,” then wake them the f#@$ up as he flashes back to his angry days and explodes his vocal chords with tunes like “OK in the End" and "Little Miracles."


Presently, Greg Greg has a collaboration of close musician friends who together form Pocketful Rialto! Depending on the next opportunity for a live performance, along with his angelic to demonic throating, you may find Greg playing guitar, bass, or any other instrument that will enhance his songs at the specific event. Ever conscious of the occasion, he may perform one of his his self-coined sub-genres “Acoustic Peace Metal” or “Electric Soul Shock Rock,” or perhaps something totally off the wall like impersonating Janis Joplin or drunken Irish tunes. Expect the unexpected and be ready to have your eyes pop and jaw drop! Greg Greg’s music is most often described as “raw” and “dynamic,” which also, unsurprisingly, perfectly describes the artist. All songs are available for publishing or purchase.


For all the buzz, music, band news & more, 

Visit : POCKETFULRialto.com 

Facebook : POCKETFULRialto 

Reverbnation : greggregpocketful 

Twitter : POCKETFULRialto

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Pyramada

PYRAMADA was formed in 2007 by brothers Peter and Paul after a jam session where they were hanging out, playing lost originals that were written years ago. During that session, they decided for a new band and would go one to find their missing pieces. Paul, who previously managed Tomorrow Leads To Nothing (tltn), suggested Ray, who was the bands lead guitarist. After auditioning many drummers, they came across Michael, who was an immediate perfect fit.


Today, the four are driven to impress upon their audiences their cutting edge style, their roaring melodies and high energy rhythms, that represent their new sound..... Pyramada is To Experience Absolute Peace.


pyramada.com

amazon.com/Pyramada/dp/B006M9QTJY

myspace.com/pyramadamusic

itunes.apple.com/us/album/now-is-the-time/id489592541 

reverbnation.com/pyramada

twitter.com/pyramada

youtube.com/user/TheHeavyMetalBassist 

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