Beaver Valley musicians chasing the dream with new movies and album

Beaver Valley musicians chasing the dream with new videos and album
Scott Tady
| Beaver County Occasions

Shattered Coronary heart likes its rock ‘n’ roll to be gritty and greasy, so it is sensible the band will stream an album launch celebration from West Hollywood’s famed Whisky a Go-Go.

“Bringing again actual rock music,” Shattered Coronary heart singer Adam Brobst, a Hookstown native, stated.

Brobst co-founded Shattered Coronary heart, a Los Angeles-Las Vegas band that this weekend launched “Bear in mind My Identify,” blended by Bob Marlette (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie).

Accessible on main platforms, the album’s eight originals embody guitar slayer “Remedy Session,” featured within the Coraopolis-made ghost-hunting YouTube present “Saving Ghosts.”

Shattered Coronary heart provides two covers: the underrated Rolling Stones track “Love Is Robust” and Weapons ‘N Roses’ “It is Simple.”

Weapons ‘N Roses and kindred spirits Mötley Crüe solidified the status of the Whisky a Go-Go as a major venue for onerous rocking bands and their party-hearty followers.  

Shattered Coronary heart’s efficiency there can be a part of the Whisky’s “Dwell on Sundown” streamed live performance sequence, viewable on Fb Dwell and YouTube. They will hit the stage round 11:40 p.m. Dec. 13. With three video cameras in place, the band ought to get some good footage. 

“It feels wonderful to have the ability to play the Whisky-a Go-Go,” Brobst stated. “Many nice, well-known acts have performed there, relationship way back to the Doorways beginning there.”

Brobst is an inspiring instance of somebody patiently chasing his desires.

I first wrote about him a couple of many years in the past, when he was nonetheless a South Aspect Space Excessive College pupil who already had launched an album. Each 5 – 6 years, he’d electronic mail me a profession replace.

Releasing “Bear in mind My Identify” is a end result of onerous work. 

“It takes a mixture of life conditions that individuals can relate to, in addition to inspirations, to be able to get this remaining product,” he stated.

Dizzy’s cool video

Dream chasing will get one other inspirational nod from “Must Give up (Dangerous Habits),” a formidable new track and music video by hip-hop artist Dante Jordan, aka Dizzy. 

The video’s idea facilities on a mop-wielding janitor who appears to be like up at an empty theater’s stage and imagines himself in a bow-tie and tuxedo with slicked again hair, confidently singing and rapping to a live performance crowd.

Jordan, a former New Brighton resident now dwelling close to Cranberry Township, demonstrates a clean and compelling vocal stream, with wonderful acceleration.

The lyrics discover Jordan/Dizzy aspiring to lofty profession accomplishments, although he understands it will not come straightforward.    

“I assume there’s some work I’ve received to do earlier than I am reaching it. … Proper now, I am studying my classes, however I hope to be sooner or later educating it,” is one rhyme for the YouTube video considered 1,400-plus occasions.

“I’m at present working with a couple of playlist placements providers for each YouTube and Spotify, however I’m searching for each accessible outlet to get the phrase out,” he says.

Ashley’s new track

As tens of millions of “America’s Acquired Expertise” viewers witnessed on June 16, Ashley Marina Yankello has a mighty singing voice.

The NBC competitors swiftly dismissed the 13-year-old Yankello, although that TV time grew to become a launching pad for the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Constitution College pupil.

Earlier this month, the Kennedy Township woman launched her new single, “Now Extra Than Ever,” rapidly reaching 3,800 YouTube views.

She shows an emotional and lyrical depth past her years, in a track addressing our divisive occasions. The music video references the pandemic and public protests, together with a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

“A little bit bit of affection can certain go a great distance/ By some means we are able to come collectively/We are able to make it by something,” says one verse. “We preserve speaking ‘spherical in circles/It is onerous to pay attention over all of the noise/Cannot change our minds/Hearts go blind/And nobody has a voice,” is one other. “All this hurting, cannot you see it is such a waste.”

With prayer and hope, she sings about trying ahead to brighter, extra unified days.

“When the storms move, I am gonna maintain you like I’ve by no means held you earlier than.”

Going by the stage title Ashley Marina, she quickly will launch an unique vacation track. On Dec. 10, she can be a visitor singer for the digital Christmas live performance by former NBC “The Voice” finalist Chris Jamison, hosted by the Strand Theater in Zelienople.

Frank Caratelli fondly remembered

Beaver Valley musicians and music followers are fondly remembering Frank Caratelli Jr., a guitarist because the late-1970s with fashionable bands like Foxx, Dallas, Sprint Board Saints, Stryke 3, Double Edge and extra lately Sidewinder. Caratelli died Monday from Covid-19 associated well being points. He was 66.

“He was a crowd favourite,” longtime musician Bob Hage of Hopewell Township, stated.

“I am unable to let you know how many individuals he helped within the music biz,” buddy and frequent bandmate Ray Fernandez stated. “He was simply an all-round good man.” 

Many individuals posted touching tributes and gig pictures on Caratelli’s Fb web page, after information of his demise circulated..

 “Frank was like a head coach. He made you play higher with out you even figuring out it,” Dink Biskup, a drummer from Aliquippa, posted.  “You simply did not need to let him down.” 

I received to know Caratelli a couple of years in the past, when he skilled me for a one-off visitor singing gig with Sidewinder on the Beaver County Christmas Extravaganza. We rehearsed with the total band at his Brighton Township house. I discovered his teaching type to be an ideal combine of encouraging, however demanding, looking forward to his pupil to achieve full potential. 

He figured out a delicate nodding movement to cue me, so I would hit my vocal mark on the exact time. When it got here showtime at the Bradys Run Lodge, I nervously gave it my greatest shot. Honestly, I used to be foundering, however I bear in mind trying again at Caratelli on guitar, as he gave me a heat smile that immediately made all the pieces OK. 

That was such a pleasant, supportive gesture, and I intend to pay it ahead.  

Scott Tady is leisure editor at The Occasions,attain at stady@gannett,com.

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