First of all, thank you so much to everyone who participated. I am looking forward to hosting more giveaways in the future so I hope that more people will continue to participate! Second, I apologize for the delay in reporting the winner, this weekend was eventful personally and globally so I hope you will all forgive me and not hold it against me. I am going to feature the artists that I learned about over the next several blogs starting with the winners artist picks. Speaking of winners....
Congratulations Tiffany!! Please make sure to send me your address so that I can get the prize pack out to you ASAP! I hope you enjoy your artwork, reading and music. I can't wait to hear your thoughts of everything!
Tiffany led us to a couple of indie bands including Soul Switch and Free Lance Whales.
Soul Switch is a local Orlando, FL band and if you are into rock and in the Orlando area I think they would be worth checking out. I really like the guitar riffs and melodies from Soul Switch. The music is more reminiscent of something that my husband totally digs. I haven't had the chance to play it for him yet, but I have a feeling that when he hears this band he is going to really dig them and they will likely end up on a workout playlist. They remind me a bit of something between the band Atreyu and something a little less edgy though I can't think of anyone to draw a comparison to at this moment.
The Freelance Whales I have to say are much more my speed as a band. They have a lovely sound that is both smooth and for lack of a better word, frolicky. It sounds like something I would expect to hear on the Juno soundtrack. I like this band because their music has a delicate quality that does not detract from the music's depth. It makes me feel both sad and giddy at the same time. I can see myself listening to this band on a regular basis. I am really excited about this band and were it not for my Online festival I might never have heard of them! Contest SUCCESS!!
I am going to add one more band to this list because I just discovered them. I heard them giving an interview on one of the Seattle radio show's and I liked their interview so much I looked them up and I think they have great style and sound. The band is called Scars on 45. They are a British band and they have a smooth melodic sound, but the lead singer's voice has a rough sexiness to it that is alluring and masculine. Scars on 45 will appeal to a broad audience. When I played them for my hubby he immediately liked them and downloaded a few of their songs.
I am going to write up some of my thoughts about the other artists that were recommended by the people who participated in my little online art festival. I think I would like to do something like this again in the future and I can't wait to share some of the other artists that were mentioned.
I am off to pay attention to my homework now. Thank you again to all who participated. Also, thank you for your patience in my delay with announcing the winner. It felt good to pull this off and I am already working on my next giveaway.
Listening to songs that make the whole world sing,