It’s been quite a year for Dallas r&b/soul/dance singer-songwriter Clayton Morgan. His critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” were released on June 29th, 2018. The remixes and official music video dropped on July 16th. Since then, the video has been named as an Indie Best Videos Festival Selection, and the single has been racking up airplay, charting on the Airplay Today charts. One of the remixes, “Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” has topped the iTunes Canada Electronic Songs chart. The track reached the pole position on Thursday, September 13th, ahead of releases by Thom Yorke, Major Lazer, and FatBoy Slim. “Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” https://open.spotify.com/track/5BZtTm9M27ElhZQ4ktE0YX?si=_xkwwBzNTkeJ-tcC6kVKmQ Hi follow-up single, “The Beat Is Calling Me” was released on November 12th, 2018. Once again, it immediately soared to the top of the iTunes Electronic chart. Clayton was a featured Emerging Artist in the November 10th issue of Billboard Magazine. A new single, “Good Love,” was released at the end of February. It charted at #2! ABOUT CLAYTON MORGAN: Based in Dallas, TX, Clayton Morgan released his critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” back in June. The son of Four Sonics member, Eddie Daniels, Morgan has proven to be one of the most original and talented new artists to come out of the area, this year. Music played a big role in Clayton Morgan’s upbringing, both at home and at school. Clayton was regularly part of school musicals, choir groupsand drama clubs. Outside of school, he always looked up to his father as his mentor and was also heavily influenced by a wide range of singers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Whitney Houston, to name a few. All of these ingredients combined,have no doubt, been the main contributing factor toward Clayton’s unique and authentic vocal style.
Brady Novotny started playing the guitar at the age of 10. Determined to
be a world class guitarist, he left his first guitar lesson with his
instructor telling him basically to give it up now. Thus he was
introduced to criticism and disappointment early in his endeavor.
Nevertheless, Brady heard a guitar player that would motivate him to
push all that aside and re-energrize his passion to continue; that
guitar player was Randy Rhoads. Brady soon fell in love with classical
and melodic guitar playing. Brady practiced restlessly learning
everything from classical pieces, melodic and virtuosic solos from 80’s
guitar heroes, to jazz fusion.
Brady loved the guitar, and truly, that has been his passion. He
attended Berklee College of Music for a little time. At the age of 19,
he was asked to teach summer guitar workshop at Duquesne University. As
life often happens, however, Brady got burned out and went back to
school and received his masters in Psychology. Yep, that’s right —
Psychology. But the passion is back and stronger than ever, plus it
never hurts to have some money!
Brady set out to do an instrumental project that would have his
listeners singing the haunting melodies while holding their attention by
uniquely placed guitar virtuosity and dynamic rhythms creating a fusion
of rock, flamenco, and jazz. His love for a variety of musical styles
led him to study under many teachers in his life. Brady started out
playing Classical guitar at the age of 10. Ever since then, Brady has
had a strong affection for nylon string guitar sound. Ultimately, this
led him to study Flamenco guitar. He immediately fell in love with the
passion, virtuosity and rhythm of this style. The shred of the 80’s was
one of his main influences and guilty pleasures, while Jazz was a big
influence on Brady’s chordal choices and song color.
Brady has a wide range of experience in the music business. His
experience ranges from the Pittsburgh rock scene to national tours. He
has worked as a Pittsburgh session guitarist, Worship leader, and
guitarist at several mega churches. He has also taught guitar at clinics
His 2019 release with MTS Management Group/MTS Records is “Passions
Collide” featuring the lead single, “Redemption’s Cry.” The song,
featuring a hauntingly beautiful vocal from Brady’s wife, Jennifer, is
currently charting on the Airplay Today national radio charts.
Everyone loves a good story about second chances, and that’s exactly what Bill Abernathy’s story is all about. The Kansas City, Missouri resident began writing songs in his early teens. He played all through his school years, but then he stopped…Life took over.
Bill went about getting married, building a business career, and raising his children. After his kids graduated from school and started their careers, Bill picked up the guitar again and began trying to rekindle his love of music.
“Inspiration for my music comes from a variety of the many parts of my life,” Bill says. “Events and experiences of mine, my family, my friends, and sometimes even people I have never met all, contribute to the creativity of my music. I find it interesting and rewarding to let my imagination wander through the memory and spirit of life events and see where it takes me.” Bill is a pure “lyrics-first” writer…a bit of a storyteller. “I feel the story and lyrics talk to me and tell me what the rest of the song is supposed to sound like,” he says. His last album, 2017’s “Find A Way” reached #5 on the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Album chart, and the single, “Goodbye Will Never Come Again” reached #1 on the singles chart. Bill’s latest collection of songs, “Crossing Willow Creek” is available now, with the first single, “Cry Wolf” hitting radio airwaves around the globe. The single reached the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs chart while hitting the Top 5 on New Music Weekly’s country chart. Bill is also a December 2018 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist. “Sometimes life is good to you and gives you a second chance. In my youth, I walked away from music for a myriad of personal reasons. Now, I’ve now been given a second chance to pursue this thing we love called music, and I am really enjoying the ride!”