Every so often on The NUA Show we like to showcase a artist and bring to you their album 100% uninterrupted. We call it the Masterpieces.
On each of The Masterpieces the artist will talk about each track on the CD including stories and tales about the journey they have taken to release it.
So listen back to each of our masterpieces below and hear the album as the artist intended it to be heard.
7 Alternate Reality
Artist: Johnny Reed
Composer/Writer: Johnny Reed
℗ © 2019 Music Room Productions ®
The Music Room Publishing Group (ASCAP)
Release date: September 13, 2019
Produced by Johnny Reed
Recorded at THE MUSIC ROOM ®
Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Catalog # MRP-JR2019-2
UPC # 193428094536
1. Play It Forward 1:05
2. Know Your Soul 2:12
3. Where Your Heart Lives 3:07
4. Because It's Tattoo 1:32
5. Your Thoughts 2:19
6 . In a Game 3:11
7. Double Life 2:40
8. Secret Desires 3:00
9. Will They Be Lost 1:30
 Johnny’s 7th album release “ ALTERNATE REALITY 7 ” Summer 2019. This album release Rocks with themes of alternate realities many of us admit to having, and many won’t. Sometimes they’re complete shadow lives, or just secret escapes that give us the alternate reality that has been trapped inside us for a variety of reasons.
Johnny Reed - Songwriter & Recording Artist, does the Singing & Playing on all his 7 albums. Influences: Pink Floyd, Queen, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, CSN, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Cream...
"Magic timeless Rock... in just 2 min Johnny does what the majority of world-famous artists can't. - Rock Gardener - ROOTED SOUNDS - SPAIN Review https://goo.gl/So899C
"Johnny reminds me of so many people, but also unique... definitely quite enigmatic!"- Stuart Cheese - One Night Stand Studios - UK
" If the name on the record label would be Sir Paul McCartney we would all be already on our knees"- Ricky Raimondo – CALIFORNIA DREAMING - Italy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fortress-of-one/1311149892
“Johnny Reed Is a Rock Anomaly During Which There Is No Eye To Follow "- T.D. Schemansky - 3000 Records - USA
In a world of mediocre melodies and less-than-inspired lyrics, there is more than enough room for cleverly crafted well sung songs. The Willing are ready & Willing to fill that void.
In its nearly three decade-long career, The Willing (originally called "Ultima Thule" in the 70s) has literally been there and back--from an IL garage to performing non stop to a break up & reforming with all six original members --and has come out of it all as a durable and successful American rock act.
The sextet was born in the 1970s playing a mix of Rock & Progressive music, always taking advantage of their strong vocal power. The band lived & rehearsed together in an old 14 bedroom house in Milwaukee Wis & toured throughout the Midwest refining their music performing original songs & covers by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Eagles, The Moody Blues & The Beatles. During the break up of The Willing, Kent Cooper, Rich Wigstone & David Angel went on to form CBS recording artists The Boyzz, but after The Boyzz dissolved rejoined the ranks of The Willing.
The band has numerous songwriters in its ranks in the forms of Rich Wigstone (Guitar / Vocals), John Krahenbuhl (Keyboards / Vocals), Chris Gough (Guitar), Dan Smith (Keyboards / Vocals), David Angel (Bass / Vocals), & Kent Cooper (Drums / Vocals). With five songwriters, The Willing are never at a loss for new material! The Band follows the tradition started by The Beatles of having multiple lead singers & combinations of backup singers, but through it all, they have always sounded like The Willing.
(Think Crosby Stills Nash & Young meet The Eagles meet Tom Petty's rhythm section with a slight pinch of Pink Floyd!)
These six close friends continue to score with new fans focusing on their strong vocal harmony work & clever songs.
The Willing recently completed recording their new full length CD “Unfinished Business” released on Rave Song Records! The new CD is exploding with a powerful rhythm section, the soaring vocal power of five part harmony & all wrapped up in catchy well written songs with memorable melodies!
(Think Crosby Stills Nash & Young meet The Eagles meet Tom Petty's rhythm section with a slight pinch of Pink Floyd!)
Mr. Von is a BMI composer and songwriter. He started his performing and writing career as a founding member of the psychedelic rock band MYST. MYST was formed in 1989 in Fullerton CA. MYST released “Hit Or MYST” - a full length vinyl LP in 1991 which gained national college radio airplay and toured the western US in support of the album. He now plays live with his band MonksBlood. Mr. Von began his audio production experience in high school, before forming his first band. He realized that a modern musician would need to learn recording tools as well as an instrument to fully take advantage of innovations in the audio industry. On the weekends, he began renting analog four track gear and mics, cables, etc. from Music Power rentals (a local SD chain). After that, as part of the live sound crew at CSUF, Fullerton CA (1989-1991) he helped provide sound support for weekly concerts and pub shows on campus. He then moved to Chicago Ill. to occupy the Chief Studio Engineer position at King Studios on Chicago Ave. (1991-1992).
Pursuing his interest in audio production, he then attended and graduated from UCLA Recording Engineering school under the instruction of Michael Braunstein of the Record Plant Los Angeles, who worked with artists including Frank Zappa ("One Size Fits All" through "Joe's Garage" albums), Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash), The Eagles, Quincy Jones, Barry Manilow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Grand Funk Railroad, to name a few. Courses at UCLA also included an internship under Missy Worth in Artist Development at Sony Music West Coast HQ. Over the years, Mr. Von has provided engineering and producer services to many groups and songwriters in the Hip Hop, Pop, Alternative Rock, Blues and Jazz Genres. Other sound related activity included sound engineer for Thursday night open mic at The Rainbow Room on Sunset Blvd., Friday night open mic at the Pig N Whistle on Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, and managing Action Audio, a Hollywood based TV/Film sound equipment rental facility. He moved to CO in 2008 to pursue involvement in the live music scene of Denver as both a performer and recording engineer / producer for local artists.
1The New Show 2:21
2 Robot Not Me 1:51
3 Everyone's on Medication 2:26
4 Fortress of One 3:10
5 Frequency 2:05
6 Anything at All 2:55
7 Fantasy World 2:59
8 Wow 2:40
9 Follow the Truth 3:15
10 Dna 4:00
Johnny Reed - Recording Artist & Producer
“Fortress of One” just released 2017, is Johnny Reed’s 6th album release. Johnny’s releases are "Solo albums in their purest form”. On all Six albums Johnny actually plays all the instruments, and does all the vocals. Johnny Reed calls his one-man band "The Johnny Reed Show". Fortress of One is being called a Rockin’ Pink Floyd concept album because of the depth of the messages & the music. Johnny’s first 2 albums “Rock With an ATTITUDE” & “We Only Came to Rock”, were Hard Driving Rock, as front man for his eccentric group, “RAWK DAWG".
Johnny’s New direction, Pop Rock, channels the emotion of classic rock greats like, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Crosby Stills & Nash, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Elton John and Phil Collins, with the philosophic consciousness of Bob Dylan. On “Fortress of One”, Johnny stretches his musical wings further, and flies through relationships, social issues and life’s challenges. Johnny’s own life challenges inspire him to write about life, as Johnny's daughter suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury as the result of an auto accident.
Johnny records in his own studio, THE MUSIC ROOM ®, in Redondo Beach, CA , where he has also done the Voice of KING KONG for Universal Pictures® /Peter Jackson, been a consultant to James Cameron for the TITANIC, as well as created hundreds of other unique audio/visual projects for major entertainment companies.
Connect with Johnny Reed via :
Official website: www.johnnyreed.com
The geographic and musical roots of the Psychopathic romantics transcend the native Campania, since Mario la Porta, aka ' Dust ', singer and author of the band, is Italo-American. Born in the province of Caserta, raised and trained in the North East of the USA, he restores in Italy in 2005, where he forms the Psychopathic romantics along with Vincenzo Tancredi, Augusto De Cesare and Filippo Saadullah, bringing together the project influences and Sounds of overseas and Mediterranean tradition. /Two years later, in 2007, the band Autoproduce the first record work, "Altered Education", which follows in the 2010 "Pretty prizes", always produced. In these first albums prevails a sound of impact, rough, with strokes of psychedelia, in which the form-song is unstructured. /After these early works, Dust switches from the drums to the acoustic guitar, pandering to his songwriting tendencies. The choice is very stimulating for the band and decisive in the definition of the sound, which becomes more mature and reassuring, softened by folk sounds and engaging rhythms. /This evolution flows into an EP of the same name of 2014, once again self-produced, whose 7 tracks revisit the sounds already explored previously, inserting them this time in structures and rhythmics more regular, in which the timbre and the personality of the Voice of Dust find A fairer size. /The new course is consolidated in a short time also live: The electric setup of the first years gives way to a more essential setup, in which the battery is reduced to the only bass drum and some small percussion, and in which the acoustic instruments are preferred , sometimes effettati, such as mandolin and bouzouki, and also toy piano, kazoo, glockenspiel and harmonium.
On April 28, 2015 released their latest album "Bread and Circuses" (label Freakhouse Records). The disc, which resumes and expands the contents of the previous EP, comes out in preview exclusive streaming on ' SentireAscoltare ', and is distributed only in digital, available in free download on the Bandcamp page of the label. The first single extract is the title-track of the album, whose videoclip came out, anticipating a month's release of the disc, on March 26th in exclusive preview on ' Youmedia-Fanpage '.
Genre - Psycho-Alt-Folk / Rock
Mario 'Dust' La Porta
Augusto De Cesare
Filippo Jr. Santoiemma
Gene Jackson is a Soul Singer out of Saint Louis, Missouri. His rich vocal character along with his emotional depths are sure to captivate. "1963"
Born in 1960 to Mary Jackson, Gene Jackson has been a soul singer in Saint Louis for decades. His beautiful rich vocal character has such emotional depth, it will touch you.
August 2017 - Andrew Gerard.
Andrew Gerard is a Singer Songwriter and guitarist from Vancouver. Born in Ottawa and raised in Victoria BC Canada.
Also a magician, photographer, TV Producer and writer. AG brings all his life experience to his song writing.
Hobbies include filming, photography, coffee drinking.
1.I'll Be Waiting
2.The Left Side
5.Something (Revolver Mix)
6.I Wanna Make You Dance
7.Stars (Revolver Mix)
With diverse influences ranging from Gavin DeGraw and Bruce Springsteen to Ed Sheeran and Ben Folds, the multi-talented 21-year-old singer/songwriter, Luke Underhill, is preparing to make his mark in the format. The Chicago area performer’s emotional renditions of his songs have already earned him comparisons to a young John Mayer – while some more upbeat arrangements inspire exciting flashes of early Bryan Adams. After beginning 2017 in the studio with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz), the young talent is ready to take his growing fan base deeper into the heart of his music with the upcoming Revolver Recordings EP, The Left Side. The new release follows two self-released projects in 2015, “Atlas” and “Atlas Unplugged,” along with a self-produced single in 2016, “Too Good for Me.” The future proves to be bright for this budding star and he prepares for the August 4th release of his upcoming Revolver Recordings EP, The Left Side. The lead off track, “I’ll Be Waiting,” is available now on iTunes and all digital streaming services.
Castle Black is a Brooklyn-based rock trio, bringing a powerful and thunderous sound, full of hard-hitting jams, never sacrificing the hook. Described as drawing from punk, post-punk, grunge, alternative and new wave, Castle Black refuses to be pinned down to a genre. Each song careens through an almost stream of consciousness depiction of life stories, social anthems and raw emotions. Gritty female vocals, delicate back-up adornments, roaring drums, canny bass and guitar-forward hooks collide, staying in your head for days on end.
They have been described as “the kind of band you want to catch on the way up” (New York Music Daily), whose “sound is an inventive and stimulating mixture of genres,” making “Castle Black’s style one of a kind.” (Indie Rock Café) Castle Black is “capturing the NY sound with a subdued, crunchy Garage-band sound with a slight L-7-esque edge to their own concoction.” (Musically Fresh)
Their first EP, Find You There, was released in August 2015, with a follow-up single, Dark Light: A Plague Revisited, released in May 2016. Their second EP, Losing Forever, as well as their video for Dark Light, was released in October 2016. A limited-edition lathe-cut record for their single Blind Curtain was released in April 2017, on Leesta Vall Sound Recordings. Their third studio EP, Trapped Under All You Know, will be released on August 18th, 2017, to be followed by several music videos. "Seeing in Blue" off of the EP premiered on The Big Takeover, followed by a full EP premiere on AXS.
Website: http://williamgraymusic.com (site includes all associated social media links)
William Gray (AKA Jump For Neon) was a founding member of The Smokestacks, who broke up in 2008. Despite national tours, BBC live sessions, radio airplay, 2 single releases and major label interest, sadly the band never officially released an album.
A prolific songwriter, Gray had grown increasingly frustrated at waiting so long to put an album out. He decided to go the independent route and May 2009 saw the speedy release of his first solo outing 'None of the Above'.
Reaction to the album was extremely positive with reviewers drawing favourable comparisons with respected and renowned songwriters, including Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, Badly Drawn Boy and Damon Albarn.
In addition to BBC Radio requesting Gray give an interview and perform a live session, None Of The Above was also voted one of Vibrations Magazine's top albums of 2010.
Gray repeated the trick with second album 'Vertical Wealth', garnering increasing attention throughout 2011. Listed again as one of Vibrations Magazine's favourite albums of the year. BBC and US college radio airtime was secured as well as the LP eliciting praise from music critics.
2012's release of 'Casual Observer' again resulted in repeated plays on BBC Radio and yet another Vibrations Magazine thumbs up in their albums of the year countdown.
After his move to Hangzhou, China, the album 'Wensan Rd' was released at the end of 2013 winning new plaudits within the local music scene and high praise from That's China magazine, the following year seeing Gray become a regular solo performer in and around his new home city.
In 2015 Gray joined the roster of artists at Medic Independent Records (http://www.lllmediclll.com/) with the Hangzhou label organizing well-received solo acoustic shows in different provinces of China. 2015 also included the release of EP 'Tish' to a positive response in both the UK and China, with more BBC airplay and the clocking up of well over 14000 plays on popular Chinese music site Xiami. The year culminated in a Hangzhou show alongside internationally lauded acoustic guitar virtuoso Jon Gomm in December.
2016 proved another busy year with the release of the album 'Flounce' on March 17th, resulting in plays on BBC Wales and BBC 6 Music whilst Fresh On The Net made the song 'Child's Play' one of their 'Fresh Faves', this the first time Gray had submitted a song to the highly regarded music blog. The EP 'Seine' was then released on October 1st of the same year. A very different creature to 'Flounce', nevertheless, the track 'There', taken from this aforementioned EP, was also picked as a 'Fresh Fave', making it two out of two successful submissions for the artist.
2017 has seen Gray adopt a lower profile, playing as a backing musician for the John Carroll 'Aviation' album release show whilst also busying himself with other projects, one of them being 'Jump For Neon', the eponymous debut set for a November 5th release.
Fronted by Brendan Quinn (guitarist/vocalist for the legendary cult psychedelic/space-rock pranksters, Abunai!), DIVISIONISTS’ style encompasses psych, power pop, and reimagined traditional folk ballads, all with a loud and memorable rock influence. They have shared stages with artists such as recording artist Alex Monk (of Smeraldina-Rima Records), Swiss garage-psych legends Roy and the Devil’s Motorcycle, and Pete “Bassman” Bain (ex-Spaceman-3 and ex-Darkside). Divionists have two releases with Mount Watatic records: "Daybreak" our full LP, WAS JUST RELEASED on 17 March 2017! includes the singles: 'Say Can You' on 17 January and 'Dream Landscape' on 3 March
Our "we play rock music..." EP was released in 2011.
Brendan Quinn: lead/backing vocals, guitars, piano, organ
Mark Bennett: guitars, synths, backing vocals
Mike Whitaker: bass, piano, backing vocals
Rob McGregor: drums, percussion