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Photo Courtesy: Capitol Records

Photo Courtesy: Capitol Records

LIVESOS!

Recently, the pop band 5 Seconds of Summer announced their new live album titled LIVESOS is expected to drop on December 15.

“Playing live has been something we have been the most passionate about from the beginning,” reads a statement on 5 Seconds of Summer’s website.

“All we want is for our fans to come to the shows, rock out and have one of the best times they’ve ever experienced.  Also when a room is full of you guys from all different walks of life, you can let it go when you come to the shows and be free to be yourself.”

LIVESOS encompasses a 15-song set featuring such songs as Amnesia, She Looks So Perfect and Everything I Didn’t Say, which were recorded during various live shows around the globe.

The live release follows the Australian group’s self-titled introductory album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in July.  5SOS has spent 2013 and 2014 touring with One Direction and will headline arenas around the world in 2015.

Photo Courtesy: Warner Bros. Records

Photo Courtesy: Warner Bros. Records

DOWN HOME WITH COLE SWINDELL

Off the heals of a successful run with Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour, country Georgia native Cole Swindell is kicking off his very own headlining tour and releasing brand new music.

Swindell’s self-titled debut album had two No. 1 hits with Chillin’ It and Hope You Get Lonely Tonight, but now country’s newcomer is releasing his Down Home Sessions EP, complete with five new tracks. 

“I’m always writing and I have lots of songs that I want my fans to hear,” says Swindell.  “As a songwriter, that’s what you want, but everything can’t always make it onto your album, so I decided the best way to release this music was to put together the Down Home Sessions EP.  The start of my Down Home Tour seemed like the perfect time to put this collection together for the fans, not that I need an excuse to thank them for all the support they have given me over the past year.”

He adds that “fans are always wanting new music, and with as much as I love to write I might as well give them the music while I’ve got it.”  Swindell also adds that he feels fortunate that country music fans and country radio have embraced him in such a huge way, so he’s going to capitalize on the momentum.

“It’s what an artist dreams about,” he adds.  “I’ve been lucky enough to get a jump start performing alongside Luke Bryan in front of massive crowds, and while I wouldn’t change anything for the experience I’ve gained so far, I know I still have a lot of work to do on the road.”

Photo Courtesy: RCA Records

Photo Courtesy: RCA Records

STUCK ON A FEELING

On November 24, Prince Royce released his new single Stuck on a Feeling.

The Bronx contemporary bachata singer has crossed-over and the “new” Royce sings rhythmic, urban pop in English, featuring Snoop Dogg.

“It’s a whole new vibe, a whole new swag, a whole new animal,” says the 25-year-old Latin star to Billboard.

Stuck on a Feeling is the first single from his brand-new album due out next year.  The catchy, sexy track, produced by Jason Evigan, takes Royce to places he’d never been before.  While Royce has long been romantic, he’s never been as forwardly sexy as he is here.  And while his urban bachata has been decidedly acoustic, in Stuck, he goes more for production and layered tracks.

“It’s a side of me that’s always been here, only people never got to hear it,” says Royce. “I think people never really got to hear my R&B vibe.”

Royce wouldn’t give more details on the upcoming release, but he did say there are collaborations aplenty with both Latin and mainstream acts.  About working with Snoop, the star told The Source, “It was awesome, as soon as I heard the song I knew I wanted Snoop on it, I just heard his vibe on it.  He was super cool, super dope and super relaxed recording the video.  I think he’s exactly how I pictured him to be, he was just a cool dude.”

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Local Vibe

DAVID JOHNSON

David Johnson has that Motown vibe from his hometown, Detroit, Michigan.  A classical soul and R&B music lover, Johnson has enjoyed his time playing with several artists and bands.  He entertains the crowds with the individuality, soulfulness, and sincerity of his tunes.  Blues it up on:

- December 19 & 26: 6:30 pm at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille in Fort Myers Beach, FL.

MIKE IMBASCIANI & THE BLUEZ ROCKERS

Mike Imbasciani is a 18-year-old with an old musical soul. A classic rock and blues music aficionado, Mike is all about Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and much more.  He and his band the BluezRockerz entertain audiences with a large repertoire of great tunes, sprinkled with a few originals.  Jive with them on:

- December 5: 8 pm at Stillwater Grille in Fort Myers, FL.

- December 6: 6:30 pm at Cass Cay at Burnt Store Marina Cape Coral, FL.

- December 7: 11 am at the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show in North Fort Myers, FL.

- December 9: 6 pm at Fathoms at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, FL.

- December 12 & 26: 7:30 pm at Bert’s Bar & Grill in Matlacha, FL.

- December 19: 7 pm at The Connection in Downtown Fort Myers, FL.

 

LIVEWIRE

Livewire is one of Southwest Florida’s premier soul and funk bands that play fun hits from the ’60’s to today. This six member group will bring back memories in performances you will never forget, giving you the ultimate party experience with songs from artists like Tina Turner, James Brown, The Temptations and Donna Summer, among many more. Enjoy some great tunes with Livewire:

- December 4, 12 & 19: 7:30 pm at Fletcher’s in Cape Coral, FL.

- December 5: 6:30 pm at Sandy Parrot in Fort Myers, FL.

- December 27: 1 pm at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille in Fort Myers Beach, FL.