Friday, November 21, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Michelle Chamuel

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MICHELLE CHAMUEL
 
From the moment Chamuel made her television debut on season 4 of The Voice, the bespectacled singer from Massachusetts charmed audiences and pop stars alike with her soulful covers. While some may have leapt at the chance, Chamuel was initially wary of the realities (no pun intended) of submitting to a reality television show - though she soon found herself happily on team Usher and taking home 2nd place. “I went to the show looking for a teacher and it turned out Usher was looking for a student” says 28-year-old Chamuel. “I was craving the challenges and rewards of being part of a top musical community, and I found that on The Voice.”
By time she took The Voice stage in 2013, Chamuel had spent the better part of a decade fronting the seven-piece Michigan rock band, Ella Riot (formerly My Dear Disco). In the band, Chamuel cut her performer teeth touring around the country 200 days a year, releasing several albums, and learning to drive a tour bus that ran on waste vegetable oil. Eventually the fuel ran out, Ella Riot parted ways in 2012, and Chamuel returned to Massachusetts in search of home and solitude. From here, she began working on self-produced tracks under the moniker, The Reverb Junkie - “I wanted to create my own vision from start to finish,” says Chamuel. “The band was such a great collaborative experience, but when it was over, I realized I hadn't ever tried making music on my own or developing what that sounded like.”
For Chamuel, the drive to create music began with a feeling. From a young age, Chamuel would find herself taken by the emotion conveyed in a piece, and spent hours attempting to replicate the sound that induced that feeling. “For me, singing is about resonating,” says Chamuel. “If I feel an emotion in a song, I want to resonate it in my entire self - by singing.” The effect is songs like beacons, broadcasting the emotional frequency Chamuel effortlessly transmits.
Considering all the emotion contained within it, Face the Fire came together at a breakneck pace. For three weeks this past winter, Chamuel and her collaborators, Tyler Duncan and Theo Katzman - college pals and My Dear Disco band members - holed up in Chamuel’s home, building the album from musical nuggets each had brought to the sessions. The trio alchemizes several genres from across the history of music - spanning from 80s pop ("Rock It") and melodic house ("Weight of the World") to VHS-infused reggae ("Money"). 
The title track on the album is no exception - showcasing the convergence of Chamuel’s vision and her collaborators ingenuity.  "Face the Fire" serves as a sort of pulsing mission statement, a vamping call to action that Chamuel relates to her own experience in harnessing musical passion.  This track, which like the rest of the album was recorded and produced in Chamuel and Duncan’s home studios, features a tapestry of interlocking percussion, surf-punk bass tones, and a rousing call and answer between Chamuel and her choir.  “The imagery I get when singing the song is that I'm in front of a big, camp-like fire. There are people all around, and I’m not sure if they’re ghosts or strangers, but they chime in while I sing. It's almost a trance-like state - being pulled towards this fire. Everyone is being pulled towards it."
Chamuel's drive to create comes from her desire to provide a world for the listener to inhabit. “For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for the place where I feel an unequivocal sense of belonging. Music is that for me, as I know it is for many others, and it's my goal to bring music into the world that people can resonate with – where they feel at home.”



Friday, November 7, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Marvin Church !

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MARVIN CHURCH
 
Marvin Church is hailed as one of the industries most talented and passionate professionals. He is a prominent Image Consultant specializing in Male Grooming for film, television, and discerning gentlemen.  He is a visionary and consummate craftsman who lives by his creed of, “grooming is a lifestyle” and “personal image is everything.”
Also known as “Marv the Barb,” he has been honing his craft for over the past 20 years, coast to coast while based in the heart of Washington DC. DC’s top lawyers, politicians and power players as well as Hollywood’s leading celebrities, comedians and athletes, have sought him out. His uncompromising style and talent have led him to work numerous media events, film and television presentations such as the Espy’s Awards and the BET Honors.
Marvin’s work has been featured in the pages of Washingtonian, in Nike commercials (Kevin Durant), MSNBC (Chef Roble), Ebony, and Jet Magazine on CNN, BET, FOX, and various advertisement campaigns as a celebrated barber for The Art of Shaving and in 2004, he won Oster’s Golden Clippers Award.
Marvin’s passion and dedication in giving back to the hair industry has inspired him to become an Educator and Image Consultant. He teaches the 12 Step Shave at Bennet Hair Institute symposium and has attracted companies such as Xfusion, Toppik, El Patron and Mixed Chicks that have aligned themselves with his brand. Marvin is a member of International Barbers Association, National Cosmetologist Association, United Nations and Chamber of Commerce, working as President of The Gentlemen’s Grooming Society and has recently launched Harry James, a line of organic grooming products

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Kelly Green !

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KELLY GREEN

 Kelly spent 15 yrs as a marketing executive in the entertainment industry. During that time she marketed/ promoted recording artists from obscure unknowns to popular household names. Many of them received Grammy Awards and multi-platinum status. In 2005 it all came to an end, when the debilitating effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) became too much to manage in the fast paced, stressful world of entertainment. Kelly recently launched The Abilities WORKS! Project (AWP). The AWP is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship, career advancement and workforce development for people with disabilities; and of course, building their personal brand. As someone living with Multiple Sclerosis and as an entrepreneur, she knows first hand the challenges that are faced and the resources needed to overcome those challenges. Kelly’s very first live event, an Economic Employment Empowerment Summit, took place in Atlanta to commemorate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Summit was also put together to benefit care partners and family members of people with disabilities. Kelly has another company, Insider Branding Secrets, which empowers passionate but struggling solo service entrepreneurs to build powerful brands, develop magnetic, compelling marketing messages, identify that ideal target audience, attract more clients, more visibility & more money. Using the Insider Branding Secrets she's learned after yrs of marketing success, Kelly is able to provide the effective tools and easy-to-implement strategies to increase visibility and income. Some of the artists Kelly has worked with include Mary J. Blige, P.Diddy, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah. In an attempt to find alternative ways of treating MS, Kelly was introduced to a health  wellness coach and got hooked. She decided to get certified as a wellness coach and begin a new career that she blends with her branding company.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar

Incredible video concept about children and spirits, 
peep the 2 kids who are just
tearing it up with their dancing. Get familiar with
Flying Lotus if you don't already know


Friday, October 3, 2014

Indie Review welcomes green tech pioneer Onaje Jackson !

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ONAJE JACKSON

On September 3oth, International Sustainability and Green Technology pioneer, Onaje Jackson, announced the unveiling of the Sustainable Action For Everyone Program (S.A.F.E Earth). S.A.F.E Earth is a first of its kind, website designed to support the growth of a global grass roots sustainability movement that will bring about global balance.  The online portal will make available all of the necessary tools to save Mother Earth and place them right at your fingertips.  It includes a resource center designed to provide technical support for both the collective and individuals that are committed to the cause, as well as big bold apps that gives you step by step instructions on everything you ever wanted to know about being green on and off line.  Joining the sustainable action team and going green will be as easy as social media.  Sustainable Systems and Design International (SSDI) will roll out a comprehensive sustainability support program designed to bring Sustainable Action For Everyone utilizing a variety of tools including a resource center that includes affordable apps, a guide to sustainable action, on-line webinars, and product advertising sales. S.A.F.E. Earth seeks to support the global collective action that will help make this audacious goal a reality.  Mr. Jackson is a 25 plus sustainability pioneer. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale University with Degrees in Architecture and Applied Science and City Planning. He has served multiple terms on the Boards of Directors of the American Solar Energy Society, the Caribbean Solar Energy Society, and the Yale African American Cultural Center, He has lectured extensively in the US and the Caribbean on renewable energy and sustainable development. Some of his most notable projects include the organization of the  1st US PV Think Tank workshop to explore integration of PV technology in buildings, organized a sustainable water infrastructure project for the World Bank, leading the team that designed and installed wind and solar powered water delivery systems for the interior Amerindian village of Annai in Guyana. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

2014 Thermal Soundwaves/ Video Music Box Annual Back to School Event

C.Truth, Kevin Lawrence, Ralph McDaniels along with the
Thermal Soundwaves and Video Music Box crew held 
their annual Back to School event for the kids in the Bronx, 
New York. The event supplies the children with scholastic tools 
and mentoring opportunities, in an effort to prepare them for the
upcoming school year. The event featured: rock climbing, CPR 
training, egg races, Bronx Knights cheer squad, health
service info, live music and bike/scooter giveaways. Take a 
look at some picture highlights below. If you would like to get 
involved or help next year contact us at: 646-389-0088 or
indiereviewcd@gmail.com 



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Friday, August 15, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Marilyn Bell !

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MARILYN BELL

Devoted, Hard-working, Transcendent are just a few adjectives to describe this Publisher, Fashion, Hair & Beauty industry connoisseur who continues to set trends in the publishing, fashion, hair & beauty world still to date. Born and raised in
Queens, New York, Marilyn Bell has carved out a successful career behind the scenes for more than 16 years. Marilyn Bell started as Creative Fashion Director for popular media which consisted of coordinating photo shoots and publicity. Serving as Editor in Chief for a variety of worldwide noted Hair & Beauty Magazines such as Black Celebrity Hair Styles 101, Celebrity Styles, Natural Hair & Braids, Black Radiance and Hairstyles; In May of 2004 Marilyn helped put a deal together to purchase 
Black Elegance from Flash Publishing which made Black Elegance (BE) Magazine- 100 PERCENT AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED. Marilyn served as the Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief of a leading lifestyle magazine for women of color. Marilyn transformed a once declining magazine into a muse in the publishing world. 
But Marilyn wasn't always sure of her position in the arduous world of publishing, fashion, hair & beauty."The Publishing, Fashion, Beauty & Hair industry can be cut throat and resistant to Black Women" she continues, “You have to plant your feet
with certainty and work hard to gain respect.” Not shortly after emerging on the scene, Marilyn made an influential imprint for many women of color to prevail. "I believe in helping others, a large component of what I do stem from my insistent urge to give back. I'm always rooting for the up and coming creative artistic talents."Exemplifying confidence, Marilyn has been able to solidify her spot within the publishing, fashion hair & beauty industry. Credited for lending her expertise as Hair & Beauty Editor for MOC Radio Magazine, and worked with famed celebrities such as John Legend, P. Diddy, Brandy, Lil Kim, Keyshia Cole, and Robin Givens, just to name a few. Devoted to helping budding talent hone their crafts, Marilyn is currently developing an online media boutique for artistic creative talent, The Marilyn Bell Agency (MBA). The agency's main focal point will be the premier lifestyle publication for the well-rounded, contemporary woman of color "Evolving Beauty & Elegance" (EBE) an exciting new magazine that covers the latest lifestyle of today's Fashion & Style, Hair & Beauty, Health & Fitness, Life & Travel and Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Business & Politics. EBE is devoted to providing the fashionable women of color with a forum that satisfies her palate for living without limits. This Magazine is truly about escorting her to the Next Level.
Through MBA, Marilyn will not only help secure career opportunities for dedicated up and coming models, hairstylists, makeup artists, fashion stylists, designers, photographers, public speakers, writers, actors and musical artists, but they will
receive image consultation, artist development, branding, management assistance, advertising and marketing, lots and lots of exposure and connect with other successful talent and executives in the business. It’s these unprecedented efforts that have allowed Marilyn Bell to be a permanent influential fixture within the publishing, fashion, hair and beautyindustry. There's no doubt that MBA, will be yet another successful venture Ms. Bell pioneers.