Tuesday, October 22, 2019

QUIET RIOT DRUMMER FRANKIE BANALI TALKS NEW RECORD "HOLLYWOOD COWBOYS" AND "IN THE BLOOD VIDEO DEBUT!"



I recently had an opportunity to speak with metal legend Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. He recently told the world that he's fighting stage 4 cancer. Lets keep him in all of our prayers and thoughts.

That said, Banali is feeling better so he's all in on the tour dates and is looking forward to playing the new music from "Hollywood Cowboys" the bands latest record. This record is set to drop on November 8th!

I listened to several of the tracks on this new record, and it's a terrific collection of kick ass rock!

Banali has been with the band since 1982, the only actual original member of Quiet Riot. We had him here on BradCooney.com back in January and are honored to have him back.  Have a listen to what Frankie had to say BELOW


Don't forget to check out Quiet Riot's NEW VIDEO - Debuting OCT 25th "IN THE BLOOD" You can check it out HERE

Follow Quiet Riot on Twitter  HERE



Friday, October 18, 2019

R&B Recording Artist 'Nil" Talks NEW EP and NEW Singles "Nights in London" And "Not In Lust" Q&A Podcast


New music from emerging entertainer Nil captivates Rap and R&B fans alike 

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BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Nil is an exciting and original artist who delivers moments and experiences to his audience. While admiring his rhyming and rapping, listeners will quickly discover that Nil is also a versatile R&B singer. Raised on R&B, Nil adds an essence of R&B music to all of his Rap tracks.

Nil has no interest in portraying violence in his rhymes. Instead, he’s bringing good times and having fun back to rap music. With support from Pride Rock Entertainment in Fort Lauderdale, Nil has released a trio of new music which stands out from the norm but is relevant. Recorded at Fine Line Recording Studio in Hialeah, FL, each track has a distinct style. 

The EP, called “Nil,” includes the tracks “Nights In London” (produced by Cold Cardier) which features a huge international sound, and “I Know” (produced by Accent Beats). The sentimental song, “Not In Lust” (produced by Thomas Krager) was written by Nil for his wife, Denise, who showed him how to love. “I’m not in lust with my wife, I’m in love with her,” Nil declared. He is a proud family man and is not ashamed to admit it.

Music has been a savior for Nil (aka Ronald Jermaine Dempsey). Born in Harlem, he was raised in a single parent home in Savannah, GA. Singing since he was five years old, Nil got into music at school. The choir class at Hubert Middle School in Savannah greatly influenced the young Nil. Once exposed to the fundamentals of voice control and harmony, he was hooked. In the high crime environment of Savannah at that time, Nil found a love for music which kept him out of serious trouble. 



He also won first place three times at the Apollo Theater with a group called 360. Using his heavy R&B background, Nil has built off those harmonies and modernized his sound for today’s listeners. More recently, Nil performed a dozen shows in and around the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas.

For Nil, music is also a door opener. He is confident and likes to create awareness about certain issues. He loves to give back to the community and is in the business of serving people. Kids who are growing up in single parent homes is an issue he is particularly passionate about, and he has plans to help out in Rochester and a few other communities.

Nil remains appreciative and humble, acknowledging the support from all involved with the whole “Nil” movement. Describing himself as “not Hollywood,” Nil wants people to always feel that he remains who he is. “I want people to feel like I’m just like one of them. No matter what I do in my life, no matter how big I get.” To hear the conviction in his speech and the sound of his music, there is no doubt that Nil will be massive in the world’s music scene.

To listen to Nil’s music or follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/therealnil/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yBnZ9N8psorczewBpPrm7

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/nil/1455840067

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZBNzMufiKWlarCl6Ra_tg

“Not in Lust”  - https://youtu.be/6ZoP2v1Imzc

"Nights In London" - https://youtu.be/df8RcyUFkME

Thursday, October 17, 2019

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: RUSSIAN SINGING SENSATION DIANA ANKUDINOVA


It was only a few short months ago when I first discovered Diana Ankudinova. While surfing YouTube I came across one of her singing performances and was immediately drawn to her. Diana's voice took me on a magical journey, a voice that I've never heard anything like in all of my years.

I've been conducting Podcast's with NBC's "The Voice" singers for 9 seasons now. I've seen and heard a lot of sensational singers. That said, when it comes to Diana, she takes sensational to all new heights. If you've not yet heard her sing, I implore you to do so.  


Diana has amassed a very big following over in Russia, dazzling crowds, winning music competitions, and selling out shows. Now it is time for America to be introduced to her. I sincerely believe that it's just a matter of time before the American music world will learn about who this young lady is, and her voice will dazzle them like it has dazzled mine.  That introduction starts now.

Ladies and gentleman, I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Diana and asked her a few questions about her history all the way to current every day life. I am very grateful for this opportunity.  

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH DIANA BELOW



I want to thank those who assisted in making this interview happen.  Special thanks to

Michael Terehin - video editor.

Eduard Dunfeld - translator.


PLEASE VISIT DIANA ON HER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS BELOW

Instagram - HERE

Facebook - HERE

Also visit Diana HERE

Facebook fan page - HERE

Diana's YouTube Channel - HERE

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

ZACH BRIDGES "THE VOICE SEASON 17" STAR TALKS BLIND AUDITION, BLAKE SHELTON, AND MORE!

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Pearl, Mississippi's very own Zach Bridges joined me on the show and talked about his amazing blind audition on NBC's 'The Voice" TV show.   Zach wowed the judges and ended up selecting country music icon Blake Shelton to be his coach.  Check out what Zach had to say BELOW

Follow Zach on Twitter HERE 

Follow Zach on his FB fan page  HERE

Zach is an amazingly talented country singer with big potential to go far in music. Having someone like Blake Shelton to mentor him is priceless.  Look out for some big things from this young man. 

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST 'REME' TALKS NEW PROJECT 'DREMELAND'



REME serves up a fresh new sound from the Southwest with “Dremeland” 

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HOUSTON, TX - Houston born and raised, Remus Young (known by his stage name REME) is raising his hometown’s profile with his own unique style and flavor. This versatile 21 year old Hip Hop and R&B artist has a sound unlike any other, and is poised to showcase his talent far beyond the Southwest.

Blessed with innate rhythm and beat, REME’s songwriting creatively builds from the base to the soul. Writing his own beats, lyrics and melodies, REME starts with creating a nice baseline beat and builds on that foundation. “I imagine the beat before I even write anything down. It may be a little bop. It may be a snap of the fingers. It may be something I put down,” REME said. “However it comes, it’s a sound that sticks with you.”

Over the past two years, he has been laying down tracks with the help of his producer and engineer, E Blaze. REME’s recent project titled “Dremeland” is a 9 track collection released under the name “REME the DREME.” One particular favorite song, “Playhouse,” has intense, sentimental lyrics paired with a theatrical beat. Across the entire collection, REME’s smooth flow weaves through his carefully crafted beats and haunting melodies.



Music has been a part of REME’s life since he was growing up. While his parents were divorcing, REME turned to music to escape the family drama. Later raised in a single parent home, REME was a bit of a loner who continued to sharpen his music and lyrical skills. Influenced by Tupac, Biggie and Snoop Dogg, REME’s music reflects life’s hardships, how he sees people and the world, and the challenges that others around him are going through.

Making his own music since fifth grade, REME seriously delved into music at the start of High School. Although Houston can be tough for an upcoming artist, REME has been encouraged to push forward by his faith and the support of his family, his friends and his fan base over the years.

REME feels the music scene in Houston is underrated, and he is helping to boost his home city to gain more attention for the local talent. “A whole lot of people are stuck on the perception that Houston is what it is. That’s not what it is,” he said. “It’s something way more. I don’t know if people can see that, but I’m gonna make people see that.”

With God being at the core of everything for REME, he believes that people should look after each other. “If someone can’t do it, try to help them or show them that there’s a way to do it. Try not to be self-centered and be open-minded towards yourself, your experience and other people.”

All of REME’s music is available on SoundCloud now, and he’s looking to drop a couple of singles, some music videos and an album in the very near future.

To listen to REME’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/remethedreme

https://www.instagram.com/reme_muzic/

https://twitter.com/REME_MUZIC

https://www.facebook.com/Pronounced-REEM-The-Artist-REME-100980714627282/

“Playhouse” from the Dremeland Project
https://soundcloud.com/remethedreme/playhouse-prod-by-josh-petruccio

Monday, October 07, 2019

LA artist Shiro melds genres to create Gospel Optional Urban Praise Music with her new hit single ‘Let’s Get It’ - Q&A Podcast


LA artist Shiro melds genres to create Gospel Optional Urban Praise Music with her new hit single ‘Let’s Get It’ 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – An artist that is known from her work over the years with legends such as Brandy, A Lighter Shade of Brown, Dj Quik, Mc Lyte, and Tupac is stepping out from the background and bringing her talents to the forefront with her new hit single “Let’s Get It”. 

The artist- Shiro, and her unique brand of music – called “Go Up Music” – is turning heads all throughout the music industry because of its one-of-a-kind sound and intriguing fusion of genres. One part Gospel, one part Urban, and one part of various other genres – from Latin to House and everything in between – Go Up Music is the new wave of Gospel Praise music that ultimately will redefine how people consider listening to religious music.  

Shiro said, “The concept of Go Up Music hit us when we were working on new music to be released. We knew we had found a different type of flavor based on the tracks we were writing over – rap and trap and stuff like that. Some people say hard-core beats are beats that most 
Gospel singers don’t want to sing over because they think in using those beats it’s not Gospel. However, when people hear Go Up Music, they can decide how they feel about it, but we know that we’re praising God in the midst of the message and we’re doing it in a way that has never been done before. It’s totally different from the Gospel music most people are accustomed to. It’s off the Richter scale. You wouldn’t even realize it’s Gospel until you really start to listen to the lyrics. Our hope is to capture people by the music and at the same time have a positive message.” 

With “Let’s Get It,” Shiro not only showcases her amazing vocals but also takes listeners on a controversial journey but she isn’t shying away from the conversation that she said needs to be had. “There is temptation everywhere, especially when you’re focused on getting to Heaven,” she said. “This song is based on encouraging people to take an avenue that most others wouldn’t. We’re speaking to people of the world who are seeking someone who can love them unconditionally. We want to show them that what they’re seeking can be found through a better life in Christ Jesus.” 

“I want my music to be known for changing lives, being authentic, and original,” Shiro said, “It’s not preachy…it’s reality. I can talk from a pure place about some real-life experiences because I’ve been through them. Like at one point in my life, I felt broken and someone that was close to me convinced me to strip. I did it once and knew immediately that it was not the right path for me. But I want people to know that I’m just like them. I’m no better than you, but I have discovered a better way  -- a way where there is someone who will accept you for who you are, give you strength when you are weak, and lets you know that you are not a mistake”. 

The music video for “Let’s Get It” is dropping in early October across all streaming platforms 

To listen to Shiro’s hit single “Let’s Get It” and follow her on social media, please visit: 





“Let’s Get It” 




Wednesday, October 02, 2019

WILL BREMAN FROM "THE VOICE" SEASON 17 TALKS BLIND AUDITION AND JOHN LEGEND


Will Breman wowed the judges with his amazing blind audition on this season of NBC's "The Voice". The Santa Barbara, California native impressed John Legend so much that he ended up singing a duet with him.  The crowd went crazy! Will would go on to pick Legend to be his coach. 

Have a listen BELOW to what Will had to say about this amazing experience.

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Follow Will on Twitter  HERE

Follow Will on Instagram  HERE

Check out Will's official website  HERE

Thursday, September 26, 2019

THE VOICE SEASON 17's BRENNAN LASSITER TALKS BLIND AUDITION AND MORE!

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Brennan Lassiter just introduced herself to America with a jaw dropping blind audition on night one of season 17's "The Voice" 

The performance got ALL FOUR of the judges to turn their chairs. Truly an amazing performance. When it was time to pick her coach, she shocked "The Voice" world. 

Brennan stopped by the Brad Cooney Podcast show to talk about her journey from local South Carolina girl to the national stage. 

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW!


Follow Brennan on Twitter  HERE

Follow Brennan on Instagram  HERE

TUNE IN MONDAY'S ON NBC 8 ET / 7CT  "THE VOICE" 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

NEW PODCAST INTERVIEWS WITH NBC's "THE VOICE" CONTESTANTS START NEXT WEEK!

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STARTING NEXT WEEK - I'll be conducting Podcast interviews with "The Voice" contestants for Season 17.  This will be my NINTH season working with "The Voice" doing Podcast interviews. The show debuts on September 23rd/24th on NBC 8ET 7CT 

Friday, September 20, 2019

POP RECORDING ARTIST 'ASMIK' TALKS NEW SINGLE "NICE" AND MUCH MORE!

        


             Asmik shares heart and soul with new single release 

                         LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW!

LOS ANGELES, CA - There’s a real treat in store for music lovers in the States. The acclaimed singer-songwriter Asmik Shiroyan (known by her stage name, Asmik) will release her first single in the US market in August. With her debut album in the works, Asmik has surrounded herself with a talented team of multiple producers and writers, including Maya Marie (who has written songs for Britney Spears, Avicii, Lil Wayne) and Krysta Youngs (co-writer for BTS, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera).

Describing herself as a Dance Pop artist, Asmik can perform different styles of pop and enjoys mixing styles in a single song. She is comfortable switching between soft and moody vibes to R&B and more rhythmic, romantic styles while delivering lyrics inspired by her most emotional life experiences. Asmik prides herself on knowing how to reach the hearts of her listeners.

While she was a kid, she loved listening to Michael Jackson, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and
Stevie Wonder etc. A stage performer since she was 15 years old, Asmik won several song contests growing up. In 2014, she competed on The Voice of Ukraine where the YouTube video of her singing was viewed over 7 million times. A few years later, she participated in national finals for the Eurovision Song Contest, 2017 and 2018. She also enjoyed an incredible experience as a lead vocalist in a national jazz orchestra in Europe while being on the same stage with the best Grammy awarded American musicians.




Five years ago, she began her songwriting career with own song, “The Code.” Since that time, her songwriting philosophy has changed. Back then, she was concerned about mastering a songwriting formula and what was right or wrong. Since then, Asmik has pushed aside any barriers, realizing that whatever is inside her needs to be written down. She believes this approach to be more professional and the most sincere. “I am listening to my heart because the heart is the most truthful source. Before, I would ask a hundred different opinions because it’s a bunch of “teachers” and criticizers, but I do not believe in it now. Now, I am only asking my heart and I’m happy about it,” she shared.

Asmik is enjoying life in Los Angeles where she has the opportunity to meet amazing songwriters and artists. 

To listen to Asmik’s music or to follow her on social media, please visit:

https://music.apple.com/album/1478721869?app=itunes&ls=1

https://www.instagram.com/asmik_shiroyan/

https://twitter.com/AsmikShiroyan

https://www.facebook.com/AsmikShiroyanOfficial/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2tDZXVcOWLI4eZB4afi84w

"NICE"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T_JAkbojHY 

Friday, September 13, 2019

R&B/HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST EVAN MICHAEL GREEN TALKS NEW RELEASE 'GROWING PAINS'

Hot combo of master storytelling and mixed genres on EMG’s new EP “Growing Pains”


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LOS ANGELES, CA - Evan Michael Green (also known as EMG) treats listeners to superb music and highly crafted stories at the same time. His new EP, “Growing Pains” is the loosely autobiographical personal journey of a man trying to evolve into a better musician, a better artist and a better person. When this east coast songwriter headed out to LA two and a half years ago, he wanted to document his relocation adventures as they were happening. On “Growing Pains,” Evan delivers a mix of three genres he loves most: R&B, Pop and Hip Hop. Every song has a certain feel to it which puts you in that world for a short time, then immediately takes you out on the next track. Evan tries not to stay in any one genre for too long which expertly drives the flow of music and story. As a storyteller, Evan developed a character based upon himself to take us through some challenges of settling in a new place. “New Identity,” actually released a year ago, was incorporated into this project because it works so well as an introduction to the narrative.

The story progresses with troublesome relationships in “Bad Girls,” and leads to the realization that relationship problems have been brought on by himself. Guys often chase after what they’ve been warned against. Evan said “I feel like we try and address our problems and sometimes we end up right back where we started.” After discovering that pursuing “Bad Girls” doesn’t give him what he really wants, the solution comes out in the track, “Good Chick,” where he paints an image of the woman he truly desires. A perfect extension of his storytelling, Evan’s YouTube channel has millions of views. His tremendous success comes from making highly creative videos with convincing characters (which Evan enjoys playing). His powerful performance as a manipulative smooth talker in “Nice Voice,” for example, got the reaction he was aiming for. He always wanted to be a visual artist and feels that video gives a song new life.

More quality videos followed for the new EP including “Bad Girls” and “Good Chick,” which picks up where the previous video left off. Evan grew up in a household surrounded by creativity and music which naturally led him to become a creative teen and expand his ideas in adulthood. After attending Berklee College of Music for Music Business and Marketing, Evan later made the decision to live in his car for six months while saving to relocate to LA to pursue his music career. “It was a roll of the dice but it paid off for me,” he said. His other passion of building people and companies led him to start his independently operated label and production company, Ten Sixty Seven. While maintaining creative control of all aspects of his music and having the freedom to be self-sufficient are advantages to running the company, the time involved and large learning curve meant that he was only able to put out two songs in 2018. With processes now in place, Evan has time to do more of what he loves.

He took a year and a half to train his voice for his crowning achievement, a track first written in 2017 called “No Ceiling.” Evan has learned to master and disguise his voice which is evident on “Growing Pains.” He changes his voice on nearly every song depending on the desired vibe. Dedication and a lot of hard work have gone into creating the new EP, and it shows. “Definitely grinding on this EP for a good amount of time,” said Evan, “just to get everything right!”

To listen to EMG's music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1icXqInlAHPXi8v9C6Jesv

http://youtube.com/evanmichaelgreen

evanmichaelgreen.com

https://www.instagram.com/evanmichaelgreen/

http://facebook.com/evanmichaelgreen

https://twitter.com/theonlyemg

QUIET RIOT DRUMMER FRANKIE BANALI TALKS NEW RECORD "HOLLYWOOD COWBOYS" AND "IN THE BLOOD VIDEO DEBUT!"

I recently had an opportunity to speak with metal legend Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. He recently told the world that he's fighting...