Artist: Cheryl Branz: “Letting Go” is Cheryl Branz’ 3rd studio album release. Produced by John McVey at Coupe Studios in Boulder, CO this album finds Cheryl breaking through to new heights in her musical journey. She performs throughout the region armed with her acoustic guitar, versatile voice and engaging personality. Once described as “Rachel Ray with a guitar” Cheryl is known for songs that range from the heartfelt to the hilarious.
Cheryl’s been singing most of her life. One of her earliest performances was an a cappella rendition of Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” in her 3rd grade talent show. She proudly sang every verse, every chorus and the bridge. She was unstoppable. In the 5th grade, Cheryl started playing the flute as part of a school band requirement. In hindsight, this was a poor instrument choice as it was impossible to play and sing (or talk) at the same time. In the 9th grade, Cheryl switched from band to choir in order to be in a class with more of her friends (not to mention the cute male choir teacher) and that’s when singing started taking over her life.
Artist: Katie Perkins New song Take My Hand, sung by Katie Perkins, with lyrics by Linda Pestana, music by Brian Sargent WON Best Country Song for the July 2016 Akademia Music Awards!
“‘Take My Hand’ adheres to canonical country notions of aesthetic but exceeds the genre’s usual offerings in its smooth-as-silk diction and manifest melodic ingenuity.”
– From Akademia http://www.theakademia.com/july2016_bestsong_country2.html
Katie Perkins demonstrated her passion and talent for singing at the very young age of 4, practicing every chance she could. At only 11 years old she was performing to growing crowds in her hometown of East Lyme, CT.
This promising singer’s career was almost cut short when, at the age of 16, she began to experience severe fatigue and shortness of breath. Katie was told she needed open-heart surgery to correct an undetected heart condition which she had lived with since birth. She faced an unthinkable choice. Without the surgery she was told she might not live to see age 30. If she underwent the surgery, she may never sing again, as the breathing tubes required could cause irreparable damage to her larynx. Without hesitation, Katie looked the doctor in the eye and said “I would rather sing for the next 13 years than to live and never sing again.” Seeing her resolve, the doctors agreed to use infant breathing tubes to minimize the risks to her beautiful voice and were successful in repairing her heart. This experience will forever shape her outlook on life, and give her the sense of purpose and passion which she brings to her stunning vocal performance.
Artist: Leah Marie, is a certified Holistic Life Coach, certified in Emotional Freedom Techinique (EFT-tapping), Stress Management Coach, Reiki Master, Practical Yoga and is a graduate of the Usui System of Natural Healing. She also has extensive training in the care of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Leah is the international radio show host of the Mind Health Coach Program on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network and her current position is the Corporate Director of Programs for Family Care Plus.
Leah holds individual sessions, workshops and spiritual events at The Sweet Retreat when she is not working in health care facilities throughout New England. She also has facilitated meditation classes at the University of Massachusetts Second Half Learning Center.” www.mindhealthcoach.com
Artist: Paul Luftenegger International Multi Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Inspiring Global Love & Kindness Through Music. Paul’s focus is growing and nurturing self worth within the listener. Paul is a leader in his new genre of music he calls ‘Conscious Healing Music’ to empower the listener’s heart and soul to thrive with self love.
Paul was born in St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada on January 14th, 1977. When Paul was eight he moved to London, Ontario with his family and started studying piano. By the age of ten, Paul had auditioned for St. Mary’s Choir and Orchestra Program in London. This blessing opened many doors to expand and grow Paul’s artistic talents in music and the performing arts through this incredible music program gaining a solid music education expanding love through music.
Paul’s passion for music and art continued to bloom in High School where he attended Catholic Central High School in London, Ontario – a specialized extension program developed to continue music studies from St. Mary’s Choir and Orchestra Program. Paul was included in an adventure to sing for the late Pope John Paul II as part of the CCH Choir in a private audience at the Vatican in Vatican City. As a teen, Paul performed with Choirs for The Blue Jays, The Boston Red Sox and The Detroit Tigers at stadiums filled with 10’s of 1000’s of adoring baseball fans.