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Dan Tharp

BIO: Dan Tharp

Hi! I'm Dan Tharp, a solo acoustic guitar player who plays classical and steel string guitar....but only in my spare time. I don't make a living as a musician. I'm actually the IT Director at Pekin Hospital.

I've been playing guitar off and on since I was 13/14 but never could bring myself to perform or record because of "stage fright" and that stupid/crazy voice in my head that keeps telling me I'm not good enough to make a living at it.

So, I pay the bills the old fashioned way (with a real job) and play just for fun. Well I'm in my 40's now and I've been thinking maybe it's time to get over that and start recording and maybe(?) performing again. I just purchased a BOSS BR-600 Digital Recorder to record my pieces with. As I get the time, I'll start uploading them to this site. By the way, the BR-600 is an AWESOME device. I recommend it highly!

I hope you enjoy the music.
If you do, please pass this site along to your friends!
I'd really like as many people as possible to hear it.
I appreciate any feedback anyone has to offer...good or bad.

Take care!

Jack Savoretti

About: Jack Savoretti

With his husky voice, a head full of catchy tunes and a story to tell, Jack Savoretti would seem to have everything it takes.

Yet, just one year ago - with two albums already to his name, a raft of rave reviews, and a legion of fans from five years of solid gigging - Jack was about to pack it all in.

Having left his former label and management, he had become thoroughly disillusioned with the music biz at the age of 27. "I was seriously thinking about giving it all up," he admits. He had just gotten married, had a kid on the way, and hadn't written a song in months.

Then, contemplating his next move last summer, a song came into his head. "I was thinking my career was over before it had really begun. Then this song came along and made me realise I wanted to make another album."

That song, 'Knock Knock,' is one of the 13 self-penned songs that make up 'Before the Storm.' It's Jack's third album, but he sees it as a new beginning. "For me this is like starting all over again. The first two albums came from my imagination, but for this one I have drawn on my personal experience."

The songs on 'Before the Storm' chart a turbulent relationship, and articulate the emotional dilemma of a young man torn between enjoying his freedom and settling down with the love of his life. There are fast songs and slow songs, sad ones and happy ones, songs about wild nights on the town and dark nights of the soul. What they share is the honesty of the lyrics and the catchiness of the tunes.

The son of a Polish-German model, whose own parents had fled the Holocaust, and an Italian actor who fled home to escape terrorist death threats, he grew up in London, Italy and Switzerland. Having spent school days "looking out of the window", he first planned to become a footballer.

Next came a plan to study film in California, prompted by seeing 'The Graduate' at the age of 16, and falling in love with its Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack. That ambition was dramatically thwarted by Jack leaving home on September 11, 2001. "I woke up on a plane halfway across the Atlantic with military jets outside the window and the captain telling us the Pentagon had been hit, and the Twin Towers were no longer standing." Fourteen frightening hours after taking off in Zurich, he was landing in Geneva. "My California dream came to a pretty abrupt end."

When he finally made it to Los Angeles, he found a nation in shock, but fell in love with the city and its music. Encouraged by his mother, who had hung out with Hendrix and the Stones in her modelling years, he picked up a guitar and began to write tunes for the poetry he had written at school.

The outcome was 'Between The Minds', a debut album that showcased Jack's husky voice and knack for a catchy tune. Radio 2 loved it and he was invited to tour Europe with Corinne Bailey Rae, culminating in a gig in front of 9,000 fans at Hammersmith Apollo.

But Jack and his indie label were fighting to be heard against the machine of the industry. "It was just the wrong time for me to try to break through."

A headline tour of Caffe Nero branches around Britain helped generate a buzz about Jack, but his second album, 'Harder than Easy,' failed to reach the audience it deserved when he parted ways with his first label.

Fast-forward to the Spring of 2012 and Jack is in the studio around the corner from his home. Recorded in just four days at KensalTown Studios, 'Before the Storm' is produced by Martin Terefe and The Suppliers, the Scandinavian collective behind a host of hits for artists including James Morrison and Jason Mraz.

"After eight years I have finally found my sound," says Jack. "I feel like this is my first album. The first two felt like my education and my college years, and this feels like my first real job. I sat down and decided I wanted to make a great album, where every song could stand alone and yet be part of a great album. I think we've achieved it. I am very proud of this album."

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Declan McGarry

About: Declan McGarry

"For me, hope was never really a strategy," says the 25-year-old singer and songwriter Declan McGarry. For McGarry, that new approach meant leaving dreams of pop stardom laid stagnant in Los Angeles, Nashville and Memphis, and going back to his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to embark on an ambitious business plan to build a music career from the ground up and on his own terms. His self-titled record, released on his own LT Records in 2010, is only the first stage of that plan coming to fruition, but it's the culmination of 10 years of a love of songs and songwriting.

McGarry set about building the team that would make his dream a reality. McGarry teamed up with Nashville manager, producer and songwriter Nick Pellegrino (Walt Wilkins, Jason Meadows, Chely Wright).

Pellegrino and McGarry quickly dug into McGarry's catalog, looking for the songs that would make up his first full-length release. The result is eleven carefully crafted slices of pop, rock and Americana, all written or co-written by McGarry, many with Pellegrino, and one (the hook-laden "Love Like Water") with celebrated songwriter and frequent Jon Bon Jovi collaborator Billy Falcon. Backing McGarry's mature-beyond-his-years and raggedly warm tenor is a cast of Nashville's finest, among them guitar player George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby and the Range, James Taylor), drummer Vince Santoro (Shania Twain, Edgar Winter, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris) keyboard player Dennis Wage (T.Graham Brown)and bass player Robbie Harrington (Dierks Bentley, Lowen & Navarro). Academy of Country Music Engineer of the Year recipient Steve Marcantonio worked the boards; Pellegrino produced.

"It's a bit of a daunting experience to come to Nashville and be a songwriter," he says. "And while hope may not be a strategy, being hopeful and having faith in yourself and your abilities is an essential ingredient in any business plan. Especially when that plan involves the pursuit of a dream."

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BIO: Marcomé

Marcomé(pronounced Mar-ko-may) is a Canadian singer songwriter. Gifted with a pure voice, she blends lyrics with a unique wordless language that brings us in an atmospheric universe. Marcomé carefully fuses different world music influences with jazz style and classical vocals creating a new world music genre. Marcomé produces, arranges and engineers her musical work. She is a keyboardist, programmer and sound engineer as well as a proficient percussionist.

After completing her post-graduate studies in commerce and communications, Marcomé worked in theatre, in both music composition and sound creation. She then moved into the music industry. Her impressive professional experience and background as a quality sound and mastering engineer, has allowed her to collaborate with renowned artists and producers. This is the source of both her musical inspiration and artistic sense. Her industry collaborations include work with such artists as Diana Krall, Cecilia Bartoli, Le Cirque du Soleil, Branford Marsalis, Sir George Martin, Tom Waits, Daniel Lanois, Pat Metheny and Yes.

The Making of Seven Seas:

Marcomé'sdebut album entitled Seven Seas, was released in Canada, USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East in 1995 and received critical acclaim. All the lush sounds and vocals of the original release have been enhanced, Seven SeasRemastered is born; the magic of the sound is breath taking. Co-produced with Michel Robidoux (Frank Zappa), Seven SeasRemastered incorporates keyboards, fretless bass and traditional world beat instruments while layering her vocals over the pieces of music. Marc Langis(Celine Dion), on fretless bass, Michel Donato (Oscar Peterson, Toots Thieleman), on counterbass and Michel Dupire (Roch Voisine), on percussions enhance Marcomé’s ethereal voices.

The Making of River of Soul:

Marcomé slowly began writing new compositions for what would eventually become River of Soul. The years that separate Seven Seasand River of Soul allowed the artist to mature and evolve both emotionally and spiritually.
Marcomé’s strength lies in her ability to weave and create multicolored sounds with strong melodies. In this River Of Soulsucceeds. It is a recording imbued with intimacy and laced with introspection. It was cinematically conceived; it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the ears. Welcome to the River Of Soul, a voyage filled with spirituality, imagination, sensitivity and a surreal sense of being. River Of Soul was co-produced with Michel Robidoux (Leonard Cohen) who also adds his exquisite guitar playing to the mix and Martin Lord Ferguson (Cirque Du Soleil). Michel Dupire’s (Sarah McLachlan), sophisticated percussions adds a distinctive touch and ryhthm to the overall sound. River Of Soul is an album, which many people will discover a deep connection within.

The first single & music video entitled River of Life sets the tone and unleashes the magic within. “Come and run in the river, let the waters rejoice in your life”.


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Rick Miller

About: Rick Miller

Rick Miller has been composing, producing, performing and recording since the early 1980s, gaining a great deal of production experience while working at Sound Design Studios in Toronto and later in his own studio in Lakefield, Ontario, all the while honing his skills as a singer and songwriter. Early this century, Miller turned his attention to progressive rock, the music he grew up listening to, and released four prog CDs between 2004-2009. Falling Through Rainbows (2009) is his latest; this is the new Unicorn Digital edition. Rick lists his influences succinctly as The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, and Gabriel-era Genesis, but its the first two that dominate, such that Falling Through Rainbows can easily be described as a cross between The Moodies and Floyd. Miller sings and plays guitar and keyboards (lots of Mellotron), assisted by other musicians on flute, cello, guitar, violin, and drums. This is old-school melancholy, and those David Gilmour-style guitar leads are just what is needed to shift The Moody Blues out of the late 1960s into the 1970s progressive rock era.


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Canadian multi-instrumentalist Rick Miller has always been one for mellow music. Beginning his work in the eighties with the new age record "Starsong", Rick has gone on to make a series of albums, often drawing comparisons to the work of Pink Floyd, and for good reason. "Dark Dreams" is another warming addition to this saga, capitalizing on his soulful guitar style and artistic maturity.
The comparisons to Pink Floyd are well founded, although I think I would take it one step closer and liken Miller's work to Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's solo career, particularly "On An Island". The music here is fleshed out with atmosphere, built around melancholic songwriting, and brought to life through Miller's lead guitar, of which listeners will hear much of. Although his voice is somewhat plain, Rick uses it well, and his songwriting- often graced with satirical lyrics- works with his subdued vocal approach. Like many other, more laid-back vocalists in prog rock- notably Steven Wilson - Rick Miller distinguishes his vocal talent through beautiful vocal harmonies. The key to his talent lies in the guitar, however.
Although much of the album's forty-five minutes is allocated to the more structured elements of his songwriting, he never forgets to give some breathing room for his guitar, home to some of the most tasteful soloing I've heard in a while.
Above all, I may be most impressed by the way Miller has produced his work. After having worked in a recording studio for some time, it's clear that this experience has translated well in his work, resulting in a gorgeous sound for "Dark Dreams". With particular regards to his vocal harmonies, Rick's ear for mixing is spot-on. Of course- much like the songwriting- the sound of "Dark Dreams" sticks itself within a fairly tight room. Barring the ethnic ambiance that bookends the record, listeners can expect to hear a fairly straightforward course of melancholic rock, rarely deviating from the slow to mid-tempo pace. For the intents of a 'chill out' album, "Dark Dreams" does not suffer loss, but it would have been nice to hear Rick Miller's artistic vision broadened. His talent and skill of engineering is very evident, but the sense of restraint is never broken.
Needless to say, fans of David Gilmour's solo work will love what Rick Miller offers; Rick certainly delivers many of the same traits and qualities that make the former such an icon. "Dark Dreams" rarely leaps out or seeks to surprise, but it creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere for one to sit down and relax to, and I think that's what Miller set out to do all along.


Magnetic Cherry

About: Magnetic Cherry

Magnetic Cherry began life in Sunderland, North-East England in early 2009 when local lass Emma joined forces with her brother Chris to develop some long-standing ideas for ‘original’ music.

From the very beginning, the goal was to draw on a zenith of experience and musical knowledge that they shared.

With her powerful but melodic vocals, Emma had an immediate impact on the north-east’s acoustic blues and folk circuit cementing her innate natural ability as a songstress.

Her brother Chris established himself as a veritable ‘one-man-band’ by his early teens but drums are where his talent really lies and it is this that forms the solid foundation of the Magnetic Cherry sound.

Also recruited was self taught guitarist Mark Bushell who had been playing along to electric blues and rock music since he first picked up a guitar aged eight.

This brings us to the music itself which is difficult to ‘pigeon-hole’ but were you to dissolve a core of folk-rock into a melting pot of blues and add a dash of country you wouldn’t be a million miles away!

Band Members:

Emma Louise Callaghan
Mark Bushell
Chris Callaghan
Richard (Lionel)Johnson

Influences: Sarah MacLachlan, Ingrid Michaelson, Sarah Bareilles, Joni Mitchell, Eagles, John Mayer, Leona Neiss

Magnetic Cherry is Currently on Hiatus.

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The Beat Rats

About: The Beat Rats

So, like, what's our story? Well, us Beat Rats sprung to life in NYC a way's back so’s we could cop a choice gig at CBGB’s before it shut up. That gig we came on like gangbusters and blew the lid off the joint! So, the light bulb goes on and us Beat Rats figured we’ll start making the scene. Armed with a boatload of raucous rockety riffs, we invaded some of the most drunken establishments in the US. Earlier this year we made like a rock and rolled into the studio where we barreled through a sonic barrage of Beat Rat dittys. Today, we spend our dims and brights peddling our crazy new album around. So shake a leg and cop our CD! Then, maybe we’ll be able to scratch up enough loot to make a buncha noize in your neck of the woods! This is one scene you gotta make. You’ll blow your wig and fall right out!
So keep yer peepers on hi-alert and catch them swingin’ Beat Rats!

Band Members:

Frank Max - Guitar,
Paul Garwood – Guitar,
Tony Matura - Bass,
Mongo - Drums


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The Max

BIO: The Max

The name originates from one of the greatest children's books ever written, "Where The Wild Things Are", The Max was born out of several other bands around the Nashville area. The Hot Rocks, Slow Dither, and Lunchbox Mysteries. "We're interested in writing great songs and making people dance." says Chad with a huge grin. "It's more about having fun and making music then anything else." Joe continues, "We jammed together once, and the very next week we were in the studio pumping out great tunes. Everything just gelled." Having been recording engineers for several years now, Adam Deane and Matt Coles are a production team to be reckoned with. Having worked on numerous hit records with the best Nashville has to offer, these guys know how to make records. The Max haven't been around for long, but they are sure to get your attention fast


Chad Hannah, Joe Copeland, Adam Deane, Matt Coles, JC Monterrosa

Genre: Pop/Rock


The Beatles, The Kinks, Ryan Adams, Bloc Party, Kings of Leon, U2, The Cure, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Fountains of Wayne, All American Rejects

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Victor Stellar

About: Victor Stellar

Victor Stellar was born on September 1, 1971, in Russia, in Moscow. He began the creative activity in 1998. Victor the composer and sound director, working in a genre of electronic music, loves to experiment with the sound.


2005 - Virtual wars
2006 – Gladiator
2006 - Day and Night
2007 - Romantic
2008 - Abstraction
2009 - Traveller (Collection)
2009 - Charm of your eyes

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Cavalier Rose

About: Cavalier Rose

Every so often, a great band comes along that sounds like nothing that is happening around them. Upon listening to Cavalier Rose’s demos, it may come as a surprise that the band was brought to life in Brooklyn.

Cavalier Rose formed during the winter of 2009. After getting together a handful of times at each others’ apartments to exchange musical ideas, the group gathered in the basement of Sarah’s house for its first full-band rehearsal in late February. As it was immediately apparent that this collaboration was yielding prolific musical creation, a recording session and gig were scheduled. In late March – after just 7 full band rehearsals – the band traveled to a 19th century sheep farm on the Connecticut River to record. Three days later, they returned to New York, where they played their first gig to a capacity crowd at Pianos. Two weeks later, The Deli Magazine named Cavalier Rose “NYC Artist of the Month”.

In December, the band embarked on a tour to Rock Island, IL to record a Daytrotter session, playing shows in Pittsburgh, Ann Arbor, Chicago and Madison.

In these very early stages of Cavalier Rose’s existence, they are beginning to hone in on their goal: to change the face of music.


Chase McGowan - bass
Jesse Wallace - drums
Heather Christian - vocals/keys
Garrett Gibbs Drinon - guitar

*Cavalier Rose is no longer recording together:


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Cale Parks

About: Cale Parks

The list of drummers that have found their way from the back of the stage into the limelight is, well, pretty short & mostly rooted in the post-prog pop landscape of England in the 70's. This is an appropriate reference point for Cale Parks who has held down the rhythm and pulse in such critically acclaimed and adventurous "indie rock" bands as Aloha, White Williams and Cex. His solo work has, since its inception, been a foray deep into texture, rhythm, pure sound and onwards into the heart of the song.

His 2006 album, Illuminated Manuscript, owes as much to his classically trained precision (he studied as an orchestral percussionist) as it does to his ear for melancholy, summoning comparisons with the repetition of Steve Reich, the sadness of Arvo Part & the electronic textures of Mum. 2008's Sparklace builds all these aspects into a more structured whole indebted to the dark 80s British electronics of New Order and Depeche Mode.

Never content to rest on his laurels, after Sparklace hit the shelves in November 2008, Cale was already finishing the recording of a new EP, To Swift Mars, which was released in August. This record will come to be seen as his mission statement, where he combines the textural lessons learned from his previous works with a greater mastery of songwriting and a more organic instrumentation.


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