How this band showed up in the Audio Gumshoe file stack is a mystery to me. They are well known the world over. They have won awards (‘International Rock Artist Of The Year’ at the Los Angeles Music Awards, 2012 and ‘Best Indie RockBand’ at the Artists In Music Awards, 2012) and they have appeared on broadcasts, web sites and podcasts for quite some time.
Something must be hiding in this band’s existence that has caused to us to miss something significant. Is it that they recently worked with producer Keith Olson (Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, Heart, Joe Walsh)? No, that’s readily available information. Are we missing something about their diligence in working toward worldwide acceptance? No, they’ve recently signed with A&R Worldwide (Coldplay, Muse, Adele). That information is readily available, as well.
I leave it to you to follow the links in this page to find out more about this band. After listening, I believe that you’ll find that they create good, solid, well-produced music that will leave you to wanting to hear more. Be cautious, though. They may have a dark side. The song titles played in today’s episode hint to something a bit more sinister.
Enjoy the show — and don’t forget to talk up the Monks of Mellonwah on your social profiles. They’ll love knowing that you’re talking about them.
– Ghost Stories
– Afraid to Die
– Alive for a Minute
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– Time Will Heal
– Blood Eyes Sunrise
– U Without Me
– Set You Free
– More Than This
“I really enjoyed your music. You have a great voice and the chord structure of the chorus (Run Away) is very unique… Thank you for letting me listen.” – Jack Douglas – Producer (John Lennon, Aerosmith, New York Dolls, Miles Davis)
Kristian Jackson submitted his music to me after reaching out to Erk at ErkFM and Insomnia Radio: Australia. I couldn’t have been happier. Jackson’s album “Blood Eyes Sunrise” is one of the finest independent productions I’ve heard this year. As a multi-instrumentalist, he brings a wealth of talent to the album, not only as the singer-songwriter, but as a performing artist. Production by Sean Carey (Thirsty Merc) is top notch.
Kristian talks about his music on his site bio:
“There’s no reason why popular music can’t be both interesting and accessible. I’m trying to make music with enough depth to sustain the interest of the most discerning listener while simultaneously capturing the heart of a mass audience.”
If you live in Sydney, Australia, you’ve like already heard him perform. If not, you must find out when he will be on stage. He’s a regular participant on the local music scene; you can find his show schedule at his ReverbNation profile. Be sure to also follow him at all the regular social haunts. The links are included in this post. You can also follow his latest news on his blog.
This would typically be the point where I would wax on about the performer’s skills, their style, or my thoughts on the music. I can’t really do much more than to recommend that you listen to this show — and purchase Kristian Jackson’s album “Blood Eyes Sunrise” using one of the links below. If you enjoy it as much as I, you’ll be glad that you did.
Before you go: Let me tell you about a cool site for both musicians and listeners alike. TheStage.tv is the “world’s open mic”. I’ve been visiting the site from time to time, to listen and to play. Musicians from all around the world get together in an open mic format to share their talent, try new tunes, get critique, and to just have a great time.
Here’s some info direct from the site:
TheStage.tv is a one-of-a-kind live video open mic format where audience feedback determines how long a performer takes control of TheStage.
TheStage.tv was developed by entrepreneurs who love the arts and entertainment and want to give web audiences the power to share real-time feedback with performers. As well, we did our best to replicate the experience of a contemporary venue where performers can hear the audience cheer, as if they were really performing. And just like in Vaudeville, the audience can still throw them a gold coin! 🙂 The patent-pending queuing process of TheStage.tv allows an audience to interact with performers like never before!
Creators and staff of TheStage.tv are wonderfully appreciative of EVERYONE who has performed (and will perform) on TheStage.tv, and hope we contribute positively to your performance enjoyment. For audiences, we hope you enjoy our merging of entertainment and the “real-time web” to create a fun and addicting form of entertainment.
They are trying to reach more than 100 viewers/listeners at a time before the year ends. Give it a try!