Soul Food: Jade Harrell

Pop Artist: Jade Harrell

Singing sensation Jade Harrell, who hails from Jacksonville, FL, began singing at age 5 for her local church and youth group.

Growing up with a love for all Genres of music, Jade’s influences include Brandy Norwood, Erykah Badu, The Zombies, Johnny Cash, John Mayer and Michael Jackson.

After touring the country for several years with award winning hip hop rap group, GRITS, Jade went home to Dallas, Texas to continue writing and performing in her local area.

She enjoys such a disparate group of acts, it makes sense that the singer considers herself much more than an R&B/hip-hop styled singer.

Check out her music HERE

Conquer Exclusive: Interview with Skye Dumont

We here at Conquer had the opportunity to interview the incredibly talented vocalist, Skye Dumont. Getting to know Skye a little more, it is safe to say that she is the full package. Beautiful and poised, voice of an angel, well educated, and a drive to use her music as a force for good in the world. Ranging from pop hooks to full blow Italian arias, this artist can sing it all and sing it well, and she uses those vocal abilities to inspire and move those that hear it. She’s so much more than just another pretty face!

Conquer Entertainment: Tell us a bit about yourself and where you’re from and where you’re going.

Skye DuMont:  Hi everyone! I’m Skye DuMont, a normal girl from Florida who loves singing opera, pop, and leading worship. I am blessed enough to have done all three professionally! I attended college at the Manhattan School of Music in NYC studying vocal performance under the tutelage of Mignon Dunn. I also love modeling, health and fitness, beauty, fashion, and empowering women and building community on social media! My goal is to always release music with a message and inspire people and make them feel like they belong. Unity within diversity is such a beautiful thing to me.

CE: What have been some of the biggest influences for you and your music? Where does your inspiration come from?

SD:  One of the biggest influences for me and my music are honestly going through an intensely rough childhood filled with all kinds of abuse, drugs, and neglect, and being able to come through that and stand here today healed and whole again. Music was always part of my healing process and I am whole again today because of it. I never want to forget where I came from, it keeps me humble. Musical influences include: Maria Callas, Jazmine Sullivan, Edith Piaf, The Beatles, Jamiroquai, Barbara Streisand, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, and of course Mariah Carey. I love pulling inspiration from all different eras and genres of music. I always think there is something to be learned from each artist/group of artists and I want to continue to be  passionately curious and open. I strive to learn something new every day. Growth is key. Believe it or not my favorite instrument is the trumpet. I love horns and strings. They always make me feel something.

CE: For those who haven’t heard your music, how would you describe your sound in one sentence?

SD: Haha, this question makes me giggle. I don’t know if I can describe it in just one sentence because honestly…it’s  kind of like, what day are you asking??  I would have to say no matter what mood I’m in or genre I am singing my music is always passionate, is ALWAYS diverse from day to day, and should always have a message and make you feel something. I believe life is too short to only do one style of music when there are so many different genres that are beautiful and filled with their own nuggets of unique gold.

CE: What’s your opinion on music streaming services such as spotify and pandora?

SD:  I absolutely love them! I always discover new incredible artists on each of them!

CE: Do you have any advice for fans trying to make it in music?

SD: Absolutely! Always stay true to yourself. Check your heart and your motives to make sure you are doing it for the right reasons, that your motives are pure – that you simply love it and are passionate about it. Other than that, when you release content CONSISTENCY IS KEY! Also, professionalism is huge. Don’t think just because you are a talented musician you can be a diva, not show up on time, and not have your music memorized. Be respectful and kind to other people and their time. One of my favorite quotes is “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”. Don’t take your natural gift for granted. ALWAYS work at it. ALWAYS try to grow in your craft! Last but not least, if it’s your dream DON’T QUIT! ESPECIALLY when it gets hard.

CE: Got any upcoming events or projects we should be excited for?

SD: As of right now I will be consistently doing performances in the New Orleans and North West Florida area! There are also some conversations going on about collaborating on a project with other conquer artist Rome Stevenson that I am excited about. I am going to be leading worship at churches in Florida as well! Keep up with me on my Youtube channel for new videos every week! Channel name is Skye DuMont Music

I had so much fun chatting with you all! Thank you so much for having me. Looking forward to connecting more soon!

Make Your Day With Evan Coles

Soul/R&B Artist: Evan Coles

Originally from Harlem, New York, Evan Coles is filled with energy, always positive very goal orientated, and a hard worker always striving for perfection in all that he does. He loves giving people a good show and always keeping them entertained.

“I’ve been told that I sound like many top selling artists because of my smooth vocals and fun and explosive dance style. Yet I strive to have my own unique sound. No Matter how difficult this journey maybe, I will never wish for it to become easier. I love what I do, and I will never stop, after all I was born on the same day as Michael Jackson”! Evan Coles

Onw of my favorite songs is “Make Your Day” this is truly a feel good song. So if your look something to add to your music library and Soul/R&B is your thing, definetly give Evan Coles a try.

GetConquer Artist Page
http://www.getconquer.com/evancoles

Eye The Realist: Real Rock Music

Alternative/Indie Artist: Eye the Realist

Straight out of Los Angeles, California comes Eye the Realist, a female fronted progressive pop rock band. Eye the Realist combines members from many different genres such as pop, acoustic, hardcore, metal, and rock.

A progressive pop/rock female fronted band. Based out of Los Angeles, Calif. with catchy/energetic vocals, driving guitars, smooth edgy bass lines, and dynamic/progressive styled drums.

Here is their latest hit “Perfect Permission” taken from the new album ‘Strains’

Josie Randle, an African American female who fronts Eye the Realist, provides melodic catchy vocal melodies and driving rhythm guitars. Connected with former drummer Mark Matas who helped write and record their EP. Thru their commanding/progressive drums comes a great dynamics that raises the bar on the LA pop-rock scene. Shortly after their release they picked up Kris Beeks, who holds down the bass, vocal harmonies with an aggressive presence. Sam Muro joined just in the time for tour and has brought very stylistic drumming into the Band.

Check them out at http://www.getconquer.com/eyetherealist

Grammy Nominated R&B Singer: Beau Vallis

Soil/R&B Artist: Beau Vallis

Beau Vallis is an R&B Singer from Miami, Florida. Best known for his debut duet with Kelly Rowland.

Grammy Nominated. Born and raised in the New York/ New Jersey area and surrounded by the arts and entertainment industry his entire life, BEAU VALLIS is burning his own path as a successful artist, songwriter, producer and engineer.

As a song writer and artist BEAU continues to write, sing, record and develop his own music and style; grounded by the guidance of the watchful eye of the people he respects.

He has been fortunate to work with and catch the attention and respect of artists and producers including Kelly Rowland, Pharrell, super producer ~ T Minus, Grammy award winning writer~ Robert EST Waller, Sean Paul, Nina Sky to name a few.

GetConquer Artist Page
http://www.getconquer.com/beauvallis

Website
http://www.beauvallis.com

#FlashbackFriday CONQUER TAKEOVER!

FlashbackFriday: BEST OF THE BOOTH Performers

A few Fridays ago, Conquer premiered our first ever booth contest, “Best of The Booth”, at our partner company, Market America’s International Convention (and also 25th anniversary). We put a post out to the local Triad, NC community (Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston, and surrounding areas), and got back such AMAZING artists and talent!

This week, we want to give a special shoutout and thanks to all of the artists and judges that participated in our contest!

*Special thanks to TISHMONE’ for putting together this cool recap vid of the day’s performers!  Check it out!

TISHMONE’
pop/soul

A.D. Scott

rap/funk/soul

Lauren Mullinex

pop/instrumental

J. Paradox Crews

hip hop/rap

SunQueen Kelcey

soul/hip hop/singer-songwriter

Honorable Mentions:

Jeneen Terrana

folk/americana

 

jeneenterrana.com

 

Judges:

HOST –

Shiragirl

pop/dance/rock

 

shiragirl.com

 

Jon Eric Zayas

entrepreneur/music lover/co-founder of LoopLabs

looplabs.com is his music creation platform

 

 

TA The Great TS

rap/hip-hop

 

 

Eddie Sarit

Internet Marketer/Certified Artist Developer

Dana Galpern

Internet Entrepreneur

 

 

Hey Atlanta! Vixion is in the house

raking it with red hair
Transformed in Atlanta

Pop & Urban Artist: Vision Allure

Brooklyn, Tibet, Philadelphia, Shanghai, and all over. It’s been a busy summer for Conquer Entertainment’s blog reporter Tim Boehm. This week we catch up with him in Atlanta where he met up with Leigh Allure, better known as Vixion Allure. While sipping a latte at the Starbucks at Abernathy Square, Tim mentioned that her tag on Twitter says “Reinventing myself once more…….” and judging by her vivacious personality and positive outlook on life, we totally get it. She says, “People still be hating….nothing new so why give it energy celebrate yourself everyday hour and minute. It’s a party in my mind everyday”. Asked about what her career is doing lately, she replied to Tim that she’s focusing more on the Leigh Allure brand with a mix of Vix (Vixion). Its been almost 20 years since she started playing (started at 13 years old) so naturally her music has evolved. Our blog reporter pointed out some of the big differences between ‘Call Me Danger’ (a mix of urban and electronica) and her latest song ‘1 or 2’ (a mix of pop and rap). Her infectious laugh mix with a thousand yard stare of ‘Watcha sayin’?!! caught Tim off guard for a moment before she laid it all out for the interview; life changes, so guess what?, so does my music, it changes with the moods and whereas I was influenced by Maroon 5 back in the day, now it is life’s experience that influence my music.

Leigh Allure, no walls will hold her back

Like the image above, our blog reporter noticed that she, not only moves around glass ceilings but also glass walls. ‘So true! she responded. Sometimes being a female artist is too challenging in this industry. Leigh definitely has the toughness and perseverance to push herself to the top. This is definitely the kind of artist Conquer Entertainment is motivated to partner with. We promote the aspiring artist and the talents they have to share. Leigh shared that she’s back and forth between Atlanta and Philadelphia where she’s been working with the Transportation Authority (‘hey a girls gotta live she sighs’). ‘Conquer is committed to helping each artist build their careers’ was his reply, and committed we are~!

Keep it real Vixion and we’ll catch up with you real soon. In the meantime, lets all get behind this lady with the pretty smile and the sultry voice. She’s got what it takes.

Until next week, we’ll sign off from our blog reporter in Atlanta and check out the other blogs popping up weekly on the site. Vixion Allure (Leigh Allure) and her music is creating a buzz all over Urban America so take a listen.

Check out her vibe at: https://www.getconquer.com/vixionallure

Wake Up to The Morning Birds

Folktronica at its best
Jennifer Thorington

Indie / Pop rock / Folktronica Artists: The Morning Birds

Conquer Entertainment blog reporter Tim Boehm, spent part of his life in southern California and one of his favorite things to do was to make the drive up to Idyllwild near the base of the mountains. There he would hike and sample the local art culture. This past weekend, traveling from CE headquarters back out to his next assignment required no GPS or directions. The roads were ver familiar. He was on his way to a small coffee shop to meet up with the members of The Morning Birds for a discussion about folktronica (their special blend of folk music and electronica) and to see what being on our platform has meant to them.

To say that Jennifer Thorington and Samuel Markus, the couple that make up ‘The Morning Birds’, have a full life, is quite the understatement. Not only do they write, produce, and direct their own music but they also do videos and run their own public relations that represents numerous artists and bands.

One of their music videos, “It’s Then You’ll Know”, has soared to over 500,000 views on YouTube. Dang!  Check out why here

Jennifer, above, had been a professional make-up artist for fifteen years but quit to go after her music career. She met Sam, a former Idyllwild Arts film student, in Los Angeles back in 2008. Now, over 9 years and one baby later, they can look back on all the touring through the East Coast, Canada, and working on an album together.

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Samuel Markus

Sam, above, had the main stay in the groups name of ‘Samuel Markus and the Only Ones’ until they decided to take a break from all the song writing and focus on a new name. After sitting around all night long trying to find one, he came up with ‘The Morning Birds”. It captured the essence of the love they share and how they live their lives; always fresh, always awake, always in the early morning light.

With a new band name, they decided they also needed a new place to call home. They started looking for places closer to nature. LA, with the smog and traffic, was just getting to be too much to deal with and definitely not inspiring their music so a fellow musician suggested that he try out his boyhood home of Idyllwild, CA. It seems to have everything they were complaining they didn’t have. The area was ideal to inspire their unique blend of folk + electronica; they call it folktronica. The eclectic community with the arts and craft stores, local health food stops, and vegan atmosphere contribute deeply to the music and the inspirations they derive from all around them.

Likewise, when they moved over to Conquer Entertainment, they wanted something fresh and new as well. The appeal was the way the platform emphasized ‘life style’ with music. Although they have much to learn, the time on the platform has opened their eyes to the other ways a musician and bands can create revenue by sharing their lifestyle with their fans. Very cool idea!

With their coffees done, they shook hands and after some local salutations were exchanged they stepped out into the cool mountain air. We’ll definitely be hearing more from this energetic couple. So,…. from Idyllwild, CA, Conquer Entertainment’s blog reporters are traveling to their next destinations. Check back next week to see where he’ll be….

In the meantime: The Morning Birds and their music is hitting airwaves and popping up everywhere.

Check out his music at https://www.getconquer.com/themorningbirds/

Back in Brooklyn

Laney is all smiles
The nine views of Lanie

Conquer Artist: Laney Lynx

Back home in Brooklyn, NY, Laney sits comfortably in her favorite sofa as the Conquer Entertainment team of reporters catches up on the latest in her career. Three summers ago, Laney took the stage during Conquer Entertainment’s sponsored stage for Van’s Warped Tour along with fellow CE artist Shira Girl. Her infectious and lush voice mesmerized the crowd with her then first EP, ‘Naked Heart’. Later this performance and that song were featured in countless blogs across the nation.

Her latest single ‘Love Sick’ was a pivotal moment in her career as she combined a new sound that blended in electronic and dance music. As a singer & song writer, she was able to put those dual talents on display with the accompanying music video for ‘Love Sick’. https://youtu.be/5-ivaDExeI0

The YouTube hit video tells the story of a couple brought together by a fortune telling event in which Laney plays the fortune teller to a mysteriously handsome man that has shown up late at her clairvoyant abode inside her Airstream trailer parked in the forest. She begins to read his palms and moves on to the tarot cards, all the while trying to understand the strange attraction to him and the mystical connection they seem to share. She manages to cast a spell, that while it lasts, brings the two strangers into a passionate and mesmerizing intertwine upon the nearby bed.

Looking skyward as her career goes up

“Sizzling Hot!”, she giggles as she recounts how the music video won MTV’s recent competition and inclusion on mtvU: The Freshmen.  For 2017, she’s performed at a number of music series nationwide and at notable events like “Sofar Sounds” and ‘The Family Reunion” acoustic series. While this summer continues to unwind, Laney has managed to inject her feel-good downtempo dance music into ears everywhere. With her refreshing pop hooks, lush harmonies, and sensual bass lines, we can hardly wait to hear her forthcoming ‘Getaway’ EP coming out this week.

Her name is Laney Lynx and her music is creating a buzz and popping up everywhere. Thanks for inviting us to Brooklyn to catch up with you. We’ll catch up with you again soon and next time hope to meet your bassist: Antoine, the drummer: Zach, and Big Tone on Guitar.

Check out her music at https://www.getconquer.com/laneylynx

Kiirstin Marilyn – Pop Music With a Message

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Kiirstin Image

Pop Artist: Kiirstin Marilyn

Website: www.kiirstinmarilyn.com

GetConquer Page: www.getconquer.com/kiirstinmarilyn/

 

Musical Theater, to Rock, to Pop, to solo indie artist Kiirstin Marilyn! Kiirstin started pursuing music at a young age, and has journeyed through various paths of the musician life where many artists only take one; and every path has led to her current pursuit as a solo artist, encompassing pieces of each into her music.

Check out our exclusive interview to learn more about what makes KiirstinKiirstin.

For in depth artist interview, head to http://www.conquerentertainment.com/conquer-artist-interview-kiirstin-marilyn/