Book of Broken Romances | “All This Time” by Van Bellman

Indie-Rock Talent, Van Bellman Releases Third Single “All This Time”

All This Time by Van BellmanIf Sufjan Stevens was on a Beatles kick and stumbled upon a lost track from Beck’s Sea Change, it may sound like “All This Time,” a handful of broken romances distilled into one story. Boy wants girl, but plays it cool. She feels rejected and moves on. Boy comes crawling back, and she wants nothing to do with him. Rinse and repeat. The dogged heart defies the brain, again and again. After all this time I still spend all this time on you. It’s only fitting to release this yearning love song during the week of Valentine’s Day.

“All This Time” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

indie rock artist, van bellmanAbout Van Bellman
Before starting Van Bellman last year, singer/guitarist Zac Taylor was writing and producing songs with other bands and artists. “I initially wrote ‘All This Time’ for Connell Cruise, who was label mates with my other band American Authors on Island Records a couple years ago, but has since moved back to South Africa where he just won Dancing With the Stars. But I always loved this song and I didn’t want it to fall through the cracks.”

“I’m mainly a guitarist but I love writing on piano because I can come across some happy accidents. That’s where the piano riff came from: a toy piano gathering dust in the corner of Mission Sound studio with one broken key, which you can hear in the track if you listen closely. I composed the string section digitally and had my friends Marie Kim (currently playing keys for Mitski) and Andy Baldwin (acclaimed mixing engineer for Björk, Cat Power, St Lucia, yours truly) replace it with actual cello and violin, which is truly a sonic treat in today’s digital age.”

The first three Van Bellman releases are all a bit different from each other. Sirius XM’s AltNation debuted the first single “I Hate To See You This Way,” a “bluesy rock and indie pop track that hits you hard from the second it starts and never seems to lose its momentum” (Live Nation’s Ones to Watch). “Gold & Blue” is “more of a pop anthem than the darkly ambient first single” (Billboard). “All This Time” is a forlorn love song with more orchestral elements and straightforward storyline.

Van Bellman has hit the ground running since its inception less than a year ago and shows no signs of slowing down.
Twitter: @ZacVanBellman
IG: ZacVanBellman


Gift of Good Men | “Be Mine” by Vadé x Jermaine Riley

Multi-award winning act Vadé Delivers a Special Valentines Gift through New Single, “Be Mine”

It’s coming up to that time of the year where the single ladies dream of pairing up with that special one – but quickly become cautious, fearing that all guys prefer the ‘player lifestyle’ over a meaningful, long-term relationship.

Be Mine by Vade x Jermaine Riley Well five-piece R&B/A cappella sensation Vadé’s brand new single, “Be Mine”, proves there are still good men out there who are more than willing to settle down. Written by band member Jermaine Sanderson, “Be Mine” documents a man’s burning desire make a commitment to his love interest …and makes it potently clear that he’s not into playing silly games.

The future is definitely looking very bright for Vadé as they offer a spine-tingling take on A cappella music – and with their latest offering, “Be Mine”, it goes without saying that the UK-based crooners have got what it takes to send shockwaves throughout the music scene across the globe.

“Be Mine” is Available Now on iTunes and GooglePlay!

About Vadé
Born as a brainchild of Philip Yeboah and JJ Hammerslay back in 2013, Vadé now includes three powerhouses, Jermaine Sanderson, Roy Crisp and Joseph Anti to enhance their rich soulful harmonies, armed with a jazz/R&B fusion – think Boyz II Men.

RnB Group, Vade

Their powerfully soulful sound certainly hasn’t slipped under the radar as the group was named the winner of Sky 1’s Sing: Ultimate A cappella in 2017, which led to the release of their debut album, ‘Cry Your Heart Out’ in the same year, recorded at the renowned Abbey Road Studios. Following their 2017 debut release, Vadé continues to generate recognition, scooping the 2018 A cappella Awards for Best Quintet along the way.
Twitter: @vadesings
IG: vade

V-Day Love | “Love Song” by Omar Wilson

R&B Crooner Omar Wilson Releases New Single, “Love Song”

Love Song by Omar Wilson - BRASH! Magazine Blog“Love Song” is lifted from Omar Wilson’s forthcoming album, Living Legend, to be released on March 22nd via the Orchard/Sony/BSE Recordings imprint. “Love Song” is currently receiving national airplay with heavy rotation support from Music Choice, Pandora, Houston-Texas, San Francisco-California, Jackson-MS, Gainesville -Florida, Mongtomery-Alabama, just to name a few.

It speaks about the journey of the ups and downs of being in a relationship, but understanding that regardless of what…we are going to make it happen and hold each-other down. – Omar.

“Love Song” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

Last year, Omar Wilson reached the #1 spot on the R&B Charts with his rendition of the classic, “It’s A Man’s World”, maintaining the position for (3) consecutive weeks. Omar Wilson also made his Essence Music Festival debut in 2018 to rave reviews and is currently on a national promotional tour in support of his newly released single, markets include: New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, just to name a few.

RnB Artist, Omar Wilson

About Omar Wilson
As a three-time Apollo Amateur Night winner, Omar Wilson is no stranger to the music scene. He has been able to grace stages abroad opening for the like of Boyz II Men, Justin Timberlake, The Neville Brothers and others. His music speaks to his own personal experiences growing up in an urban environment bridging the gap between Hip-Hop and Soul. Growing up 30 minutes from New York City, church members at the Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown noticed his ability to have a spiritual impact through his singing at the young age of seven years old. While performing regularly in New York, fans gravitated towards his unique, gritty vocals. It was at that point that Omar realized what he was born to do, Soul Music. Omar was named Best R&B Male of the Year for two consecutive years at the Underground Music Awards. He has worked and written with Multi-Platinum selling recording artist Angie Stone and DMX featuring them on songs he wrote. Angie Stone was quoted saying “Working with Omar Wilson came naturally and he is one to watch!”. A few years back, Omar released the single, “Faith” featuring DMX.

Omar’s voice and personality is contagious. He leaves a long standing impressions wherever he goes, wherever he sings and with whoever he meets. Last year, Omar released the chart-topping single, “Passion” to rave reviews, followed up by the success of his #1 new single, “It’s A Man’s World”. Late this past summer, Omar released his rendition of the classic, “A Change Is Gonna Come”.

Omar Wilson’s debut album, Living Legend, will be released on March 22, 2019, under the Orchard/Sony/BSE Recordings imprint.
Twitter: @OmarWilson
Instagram: OmarWilson1

Poetic Influences | “The Smell of Heather” by Roman Harris

Brixton’s Roman Harris Explores Raw emotion in Soulful Single, “The Smell Of Heather”

The Smell of Heather by Roman HarrisInfluenced by Indie, Folk and R&B, Roman Harris now releases his debut single “The Smell of Heather” a truly heartfelt ballad influenced by a poem of the same title from the book ‘Heather’s Book’ written by the poet Vivian Anglin.

Roman is now looking forward to a year in which he intends to let the world hear his sound and warm the ears and hearts of many. That starts with “The Smell of Heather”.


“The Smell of Heather” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Outlets!

Roman Harris, singer/songwriter

About Roman Harris
Roman Harris is a singer and songwriter from Brixton, South London. With his guitar in hand, a voice of raw emotion and heart on his sleeve he crafts songs of simplicity enriched with depth and feeling.

In 2016 Roman achieved song writing credits on the Snakehips Money On Me EP with the track “Falling” followed up in 2017 with his first feature as an artist on the track “Moving Again” produced by Cr3on & Marcus and released through Dutch record label PM Recordings.
Twitter: @iamromanharris
IG: iamromanharris

Stripped-Down Vocals | Acoustic Version of “Gunz N’ Black Roses” by Berry Boo

Singer/Songwriter, Berry Boo, Releases Acoustic Version of Latest Single, “Gunz N’ Black Roses”

Singer-Songwriter Berry Boo - BRASH! Magazine Blog“Gunz N’ Black Roses” was written by Berry Boo, Jonathan Jennings and Sophia Lauren and produced by RJ The Producer. “I wanted for the audience to feel the passion behind the song”, mentions Berry. The single is lifted from Berry’s recently released EP, CLUTCH, available on all streaming platforms now.

Continuing to give music lovers the passion “feels”, Berry Boo recently releases a stripped-down (Acoustic) version of “Gunz N’ Black Roses”.

“Gunz N’ Black Roses” is a reflective of how intense a woman’s love can be! Too often times we hear the narrative of a man having women sprung, but the untold version is that a woman holds the power. It’s like playing with fire… be careful what you awaken, cause my love is like Gunz N’ Black Roses! – Berry Boo

Watch the Live Acoustic Version of “Gunz N’ Black Roses”


Clutch EP by Berry Boo
“Gunz N’ Black Roses” is from Berry’s recently released EP, Clutch, available now on all streaming platforms.

Berry Boo, no stranger to the stage, is also known as a re-known background vocalist for some of today’s hottest artists including Nicki Minaj, Robin Thicke and Melanie Fiona, just to name a few. She has also given supporting vocals on the Kanye West “Yeezus” and “The Life of Pablo” album. She is currently on her “Clutch” promotional tour in support of her recently released EP. Stops includes; Washington, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas and Miami.
Twitter: @ImBerryDamnit
Instagram: ImBerryDamnit

Signature Style of Romance | “Radio” by Riley Smith

Actor/Country-Pop Singer, Riley Smith, Gives Smokey Vocals, Country Guitars & Heartfelt Lyricism in New Single, “Radio”

Radio by Riley Smith - BRASH! Magazine BlogSmith’s latest releases all stem from a collection of notes he keeps on his phone. Thoughts and recollections of his journey through life, what he is going through, the way he feels and the things he witnesses. He reveals, “The stories are really a reflection of my life right now. I’ve been alone and on the road a lot, missing someone so it’s bitter sweet and that comes through in the songs and lyrics”. Produced by Kevin Leach and mastered by Grammy Award-winning Nathan Dantzler, the music emits Smith’s desire of creating smooth and warm sonic soundscapes that make you feel good.

Leading single “Radio” narrates the story of wanting to get the attention of the girl you’re on a road trip with, realizing you could make this happen if you just get on her radio. It’s heartfelt lyrics, passionate smokey vocals and gritty guitars create a throwback sound, highlighting Smith’s signature style of country pop and Americana.

“Radio” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

About Riley Smith
Riley Smith’s vocals and songwriting stunningly blend country pop, hard-hitting soulful Americana and modern production for a sound rarely found in music today. No secret to those familiar with his lead role on the popular TV show Nashville, Smith’s gritty yet smooth, singing voice and charismatic presence have built him a career on both stage and screen. Acting in popular shows like True Blood, True Detective, Frequency, and Life Sentence, catapulted Smith to the forefront of the industry and his love for music introduced him to audiences in a way unlike any other role he has played.

Riley Smith

After moving to Nashville, Smith dove into the realm of old classic country music, exploring it’s history and roots. However, the longer he was there and the more musicians he collaborated with, his sound started developing into something more dynamic and divergent. Smith’s writing process began to reference a wider variety of sounds and styles resulting in a body of music that’s relatable, heartfelt and diverse. “It’s what I think makes the sound unique and kinda difficult to put in a box.” Smith reveals.

Smith’s past successes include supporting Jordan Sparks, a residency at the iconic Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and a European tour. Further achievements include major market radio play, numerous film and TV placements and critical acclaim from publications such as Billboard, Taste of Country, The Boot, Sounds Like Nashville to name a few. Two of Smith’s songs were also placed in CW’s Life Sentence.
Twitter: @RileySmith
IG: RileySmithOfficial

Going Through the Emotions | “How Do You Sleep” by Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor Delivers Emotional New Single, “How Do You Sleep”


Nashville, TN – Canadian born artist, Alexis Taylor delivers an emotional new single “How Do You Sleep” available on all streaming platforms. Recently, the singer/songwriter performed her new release on WZTV FOX 17 News in Nashville exclusively on Rock & Review. You can view the special acoustic performance here.

How Do You Sleep by Alexis Taylor

How Do You Sleep has a stunning piano intro that softly sets the tempo of the song. Alexis conveys her story through her dynamic and solid vocals. Her voice genuinely expresses the grief she has for this relationship … – Christina Foster (The Country Note)

“How Do You Sleep” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

At the beginning of 2018, Alexis released her debut single “Blame The Whiskey” which allowed her to appear live on numerous radio stations throughout North America and take part in events such as Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and CMA Fest in Nashville. The release of “Blame The Whiskey” also lead to Alexis taking home the award for ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the 2018 Tennessee Music Awards, performing at the USO Northwest Gala, and take the #1 position for six consecutive weeks on Reverb Nation’s provincially ranked country artists charts.

To catch Alexis on the road this year visit for a list of tour dates.
Twitter: @MissTaylorMusic
IG: alexistaylormusic