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The Lazy Dayz

The Lazy Dayz

BIOGRAPHY

Foundation of the band

The Lazy Dayz is a German rock band, formed in 2018. The band consists of Ingo (lead vocals), Tony (lead guitar, backing vocals), Kiwi (rhythm guitar), Timo (bass) and Sascha (drums, backing vocals) . The Lazy Dayz was originally formed as a two-man side project by Sascha and Tony, who ran a band at that time. As this band broke up in early 2019, Kiwi from the previous band also joined The Lazy Dayz. Shortly afterwards Timo joined the band on bass. Lead singer Ingo, with whom Sascha played in a band years ago, completed the line-up in September 2019.

Song material and Composition

The Lazy Dayz only play their own songs, no covers. Main songwriter of the band is Sascha. He writes most of the lyrics and the majority of the music. Sascha is constantly writing new stuff and since Tony and Ingo also write songs occasionally, the band has a huge amount of songs. Once Sascha (or Tony / Ingo) has composed the basic structure of a song, the band is fine-tuning them at specific songwriting sessions, with Tony working out the guitar solos and Ingo, Kiwi and Timo bringing their own soul and know-how in the songs.

 

Music style / Influences

The Lazy Dayz simply call their songs rock music in order not to be squeezed into certain categories.

If you want to narrow it down a little further, a mixture of American rock’n roll, hard rock, blues rock spiced with ingredients from country, gospel and stoner rock would be appropriate.

The musical roots can be found in the 60’s and 70’s. Bands like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers or the early AC / DC can certainly be named as huge influences. But also newer bands influence the band, e.g. Rival Sons, Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chilli Peppers or The Pretty Reckless.

Of course you could list many other bands from different genres here, but that would go beyond the scope.

From all these influences the band creates their very own style and offers powerful rock songs with catchy refrains and hooklines.

 

Publications / Future

The Lazy Dayz released their first album ‘Welcome To The Rodeo’ on May 2nd, 2021 on all known platforms as download and / or stream. The album was recorded independently from May 2020 to early 2021 and externally mastered in March 2021. Due to the corona pandemic, which lasted during the entire recording period, the work on the album turned out to be challenging: At almost no time all five band members could work together on the songs. Nevertheless the band managed to keep their self-selected release date.

The band is currently working on songs for a second album, which will be released in the course of 2022.

On August 21, 2021, the band released ‘Angel’ as a single on all platforms. Angel is the first single of the second album, which will get released in 2022.

On November 26, 2021, ‘Do It Right’ will get released on all platforms, the next single of the second album.

Do it Right – Just like the Bass line…

Angel – Sinning her new song

10,000 miles… of ROCK

NEW ALBUM RELEASE – Welcome to the Rodeo

Radio Jack – Album Review

Album Review “Welcome to the Rodeo” by The Lazy Dayz !!

If you look at the musical influences the gentlemen from Lower Saxony state, you can guess where the journey is going.

Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Marylin Manson, Rival Sons, or Red Hot Chilli Peppers promise a musical journey without having to commit to a particular musical style.

The opener “Rodeo” immediately pulls us into a world of straight riffs, a catchy melody and a very distinctive voice !!

“Black Soul” … are we still on the same album? Oh yeah, and now we know why The Lazy Dayz say of themselves that they can’t be pigeonholed. Hard-stoner rock with influences from the gospel make this song special; also by the background vocals of Danyelle Vanes and Sebastian Cuthbert, who by the way also mastered the album !!

At the latest at “Country Town” the controls are on the stop and so we come to … “Morning Light” from the first single. When we heard the song for the first time we thought … “Hey, we know that one”. That’s because this song hits your ear straight away, absolutely catchy tune. Catchy melody, which is underpinned by the great voice of Juliet. And again a new style. Finest rock on a world class level !!

“Sons of Revolution” … “Boondocks” … “Leave the Past behind”.

3 songs that just invite you to listen. With this 3-pack “The Lazy Dayz” show their diversity. And you can hear that it is musicians who understand their craft. Perfectly coordinated. With these 3 songs we have meanwhile canceled the control, just listen and enjoy the music.

“Fear the Voices” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.We are no longer surprised that things are heading in a new direction and why not go in the direction of blues rock when you do it as perfectly as in these two songs!”10,000 Miles” and it gets a bit louder. Absolutely brilliant solos on the “riot violin” … drums that lead through the entire song, a song that really burns into your ear canals!The final song “Will you follow me” slowly brings us back from this incredible journey. A worthy last song for this album !!Conclusion: “Welcome to the Rodeo” is an album that we would not have expected. 11 songs and somehow 11 different directions make it extraordinary. Texts that have something to say and musically the very highest league !! If you are into demanding music and are not nailed to any style, this album is an absolute must !!

Can we give 10 out of 10? Probably not … we’re inclined to give 11 out of 10!

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Igor Lisul

Igor Lisul

Igor Lisul was born on May the 24th 1984. in Kikinda, Serbia.

He began his guitar journey when he was 10 years old. His very first guitar had only three strings. Igor is a lefty and plays guitar with reversed string order.

Igor attended elementary music school where he learned basics of music notation, for composing his romantic and uplifting guitar music. In this elementary school he won several home and international rewards by playing accordion. During the time Igor learned to play piano, as well.

He describes his genre as guitar art rock instrumental music.

However, Igor has chosen electric guitar to express himself. His music is based on expressing huge amount of emotions.

Igor’s guitar sings about love, soul, friendship, nature and all other beautiful things that heart can feel and imagine.

During his high school days he played in several bands and toured around northeastern part of Vojvodina. It was the time when Igor started to build his own guitar playing style.

A bit later, during his early twenties he had been practicing guitar for hours and hours, developing his guitar tehnique, that lead him to virtuosity playing.

In 2012. Igor participated as guitar background on Art market exibition in Belgrade (in june) and on a exibition in Renata gallery in Novi Sad (in October).

Igor owns 3 electric guitar: Japanese lefthanded Jackson guitar, Indonesian lefthanded Ibanez guitar and Chinese lefthanded Squier guitar. Currently, he uses Marhall 100 watts amplifier for playing and recording his instrumental music.

Although he puts accent mainly on the melody, Igor has created his own guitar soloing playing style aswell.

It consists mainly of refreshing, powerful and bright scales which include first of all different modes like ionian, lydian or mixolydian and warm pentatonic progressions as well, played fluently with the speed of light. His first guitar rock instrumental album entitled “Pages of Our Lives” was published in December 2020.

It was followed by rather emotional “Rivers of Love” album, published in April 2021., as well as the singles “Celtic Legends” (September, 2021), “Evening Song” (October, 2021), “Earth Anels” (November, 2021) and “Always and Forever” (December, 2021). The mentioned rather emotional singles have been inspired by his love for beautiful princess and the master of piano, Naomi from Japan.

Igor began publishing his own music on internet when he was 27 years with album “The Enchanted World” (2011) and has released over 20 albums and several singles available for free download on internet.
In the past, Igor has been collaborating and publishing music with other talented artist such as: Allen Bruce Ray (native american flute and guitars), Cristina Sergi (piano), Arlette Ri (piano), Andrea Lardella Kovalenko (harp) and Rebecca Kaiserin (piano).

Awesome heart renching Good heart (guitar ballad) – Igor Lisul

Always and forever (art rock) – Igor Lisul

Japanese heart (guitar ballad) – Igor Lisul

Igor doesn’t have some specific influences in music. As he says, he has always been inspired by the melodies “special to his ears” of all sorts of music (including rock, pop, world, ambient, etc.) and he turned them into his own art.

His future plan is to simply share his love for music with as much people as possible, and to contribute in the global healing of the world that way. There are also plans sketched out for many more new releases, aswell as some performing ideas concerning the Gallery Terra and Terra Viva fest here in his hometown Kikinda.

We welcome Igor as a Prolix Music Featured Artist.

 

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Johnny Matt

Johnny Matt

Christian, Folk and Pop ARTIST

Johnny Matt is the Guy next door Brand.

He plays music for you.

Johnny Matt was inspired by music at a young age when he found his dad’s snare drum in the basement. He would bang on the drum constantly.  Johnny Matt’s Father taught him a few cadences that he would play over and over again. Later, Johnny gained interest in Piano and would play at his local church. He always wanted to take lessons but his parents couldn’t afford it. One day Johnny was working at a summer Boy Scout Camp called Treasure Island. One of the counselors offered to teach guitar.

Johnny Matt took up the offer and learned some chords. He later went on to take guitar lessons for over a year. 

He is a Christian, Folk, and Pop musician who has been performing for over 23 years.  He primarily plays Guitar, Sings, and taught himself Harmonica, and Keyboard.  He plays a variety of covers, Christian songs, and Original music. Johnny Matt loves writing and playing his Original music. He has written close to 200 original songs and recorded two albums, “Journey to John’s World” and  “Attack of the Freakin Balls’ ‘.  Johnny Matt was a weekly featured artist in American SongWriting Magazine and has been a finalist in the World Songwriting Contest for his song “Poor Old City Boy ”.

Johnny Matt also was a finalist in the ISSA Awards for Songwriter of the year. He placed in the top 15.

Fans have said he sounds like a mix of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Tom Petty.

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Treasure Chest – A key to the heart… 

Discography:
Journey to John’s World (2004)
Attack of the Freakin Balls (2006)

Musical Influences
Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, Three Doors Down, The Fray, Mercy Me, Goo Goo Dolls, Hillsong Worship, Green Day, James Taylor, Phil Collins, Darius Rucker, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Smashing Pumpkins, Jeremy Camp, Steven Ray Chaplin, Foo Fighters, U2, Soul Asylum

Highlights:

  • Featured as Weekly Artist in American Songwriter
  • Top 10 Finalist in the World Song Writing Contest
  • Top 15 Finalist for ISSA Awards Songwriter of the year
  • Written close to 200 Original songs

Future Plans
Johnny Matt is currently working on new music and plans to release some new songs and an EP in 2022.  He has a possible local radio and television interview within the next month. 

You can follow Johnny Matt on these links

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Mikalyn

Mikalyn

Singer. Songwriter. Superstar.

Between the depth of her voice, substance of her songwriting, and seemingly endless list of awards and achievements, you might be fooled into thinking that Mikalyn has been in the game for decades. But that’s easily forgiven, as despite having yet to hit her 20s, the artist’s signature alt-pop stylings bely her age and blur lines between genres and eras, making her music all the more compelling. She obviously takes great pride in her output, showcasing a skillful approach to arrangement and production with a keen attention to detail. She’s also an in-demand collaborator, having lent her unmistakable vocals to elevate tracks from Machine Drivers, Öwnboss & Zerky, Röde, 39 Kingdom, and others in just 2019 alone.

With a one-of-a-kind style and unwavering drive, Mikalyn shows no signs of slowing down on her already-impressive trajectory. Her song Sleepless Nights streamed over 650 k in 4 months of release. In 2021 she will make a bold move away from her EDM success with over 3.2M streams and into alt pop and indie with a string of strong releases that will leverage and build off her EDM roots.

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I love you too much – stunning 2021 release

We haven’t heard a better cover of Time after Time… ever!

Achievements

  • 2020 International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards Gold award winner
  • International Female Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Nominated for 2020 CBC Music Spotlight for song Collapse – Top 100 Producer Pick
  • Finalist for The Josie Music Awards 2020 for Young Adult Vocalist of the Year (13-17),
  • Young Adult Artist of the Year (ages 13-17), Music Video of the Year Gone and Best
  • Musical Collaboration Circle – Mikalyn Hay/Sina
  • International Songwriting Competition 2019 Semi-Finalist Teen Category for song Uber

You can follow Mikalyn below or or discover more of her talent: mikalynmusic.com

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Tyler Cressman

TYLER CRESSMAN – THE AUTHENTIC MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST TALENT FROM PA

Tyler Cressman hails from Kutztown, PA and is a versatile artist, whose songs range from acoustic singer/songwriter to aggressive prog rock and just about everything in between. He is a multi-instrumentalist and producer and his songs are characterized by catchy riffs and melodies. His lyrics contain poignant social commentaries through the use of extended metaphor and evocative imagery. Vocally, he is able to sing various styles appropriate to the genre of each song. In short, he hopes his listeners will feel his overt emotion in his instrumentals and memorable lyrics as well. His music has been featured on various FM radio shows, live internet radio, youtube shows, and multiple other mediums. 

Awesome heart renching music and powerful vocals come from “A far off land.”

My eyes only see blue…
If this doesn’t remind you of Robert Palmer or Jim 
Morrison, nothing will… except it’s completely original

Not much to say about this song other than – just brilliant rock

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Christian Gratz

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CHRISTIAN GRATZ – INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED MUSICIAN

International Recording Artist Christian Gratz is a talent of our times. Today, Christian writes and produces his own music, which has received a great deal of recognition in the UK (most recently numerous songs have been put into regular rotation on Deveron FM England.) and performs all over the tri-state and surrounding area with his group The Frost Duo, who we will be featuring soon with the tantalizing vocal storm – LeahBeth Evans.

“1981” RELEASING ON March 12 2021

Christian’s New Album arrives on coming March 12 2021!!!

“1981”……its a continuation of the production and style of that era! Pop music from the top 40 was the inspiration!

Thick analog synths, Chorused Guitars, ADT vocals, electric pianos, brooding lyrics….all hallmarks of late-70s early 80s pop! 

Look for it Digitally and on Compact Disc! 

HOW THE CHRISTIAN GRATZ STORY GOES…

Born and raised in Olyphant Pennsylvania, Christian Gratz was destined to be a great musician before even picking up an instrument. Christian Gratz has Synesthesia (chromastesia), which causes him to see colors and certain shapes with different instruments.

At a young age he began to study the guitar, and eventually went onto Marywood University where he earned a degree in jazz guitar. His professors, so impressed with his natural skill offered him piano lessons in his free time.

Christian’s musicianship speaks for itself as he is skilled in guitar, piano and bass. He has graced the stage three times with Three Dog Night, and has also performed with many other national acts such as Shirley King, The Grass Roots, The Platters, The Crests, The Stylistics, The Drifters and Eddie Holman.

Christian is signed to Black Rainbow Records

Awards and recognitions

2019 Electric City’s Musician Of The year

2019 Josie Music Award Nominee Musician of the year

2019 World Songwriting awards “Nitelines-Jazz Song Of The year”

2018 Electric City’s Musician Of The year

2018 ECMC pianist of the year Nominee

2018 Josie Music Award Musician Of The year Nominee

With the Frost Duo

The 5-7-0 Music Show “Duo of The year” 2019

2019 Josie Music Award nominee Best duo

2019 ECMC Pop/cover group of the year

Get lost in the deep grooves of jazz instrumental Nitelines…

Or maybe you just want to see “Purple” in a haze of a jazz fusion instrumental

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