Yes, Ontario-based soulful singer songwriter Bill Grima is an exciting name in Canadian music. His latest album, Sugar and Cream, is playing on about 80 US/Canada college stations. He is also an IMEA Awards nominee.
If you are in the mood for something not the usual, then check out the latest album from Billy Grima titled Sugar & Cream. I think the title speaks for the songs in the album, his overall style which, if you liken them to food; they are a stuff of good flavours. He has two video out on YouTube: Calendar Girl and I Miss You Baby. Sugar & Cream is an album that showcases his vocal range and talent as an excellent singer-songwriter. Experience has provided so much depth in his style of playing that people can’t help but warm up to his tunes.
Soulful singers have the capacity to express a range of emotions that tell you, this is what singing should be about. Singing is about expressing the longing in your heart. It is about belting out the blues that many can relate to, be it break ups, poverty, depression or any kind of day-to-day topics. Every songwriter has a story to tell. And every story touches lives.
Sugar & Cream will appeal to both fans of pop, country and soul music. Listen to samples below.
Passion is an adventurous creature. It takes you to places. For example, I know of Paula as a musician. The knowledge that she teaches as a profession came later. Then there’s this other thing she does in her free time. She has stitches and sends them framed to friends as gifts. They’re beautiful and creations. Then, somehow she that with her music. And it is not hard to imagine now, as she has not lonely contributed a track to Moments of Silence ( A compilation album to raise money for the UNRWA Gaza Relief Fund ). She has just completed framed pieces of her works, the Palestinian Tatreez designs. The proceeds (along with her music track Feeling Free ) will go to Moments of Silence fundraising campaign.
She posted this on her Facebook page as of today: Hi everyone, here is the information about the Palestinian Tatreez piece on sale to raise money for the UNRWA Gaza Relief Fund. The price is £75.00 and all money raised after framing costs will be donated. Postage and packing extra, quotes can be given. Please help spread the word and pm the MOS page or myself if you are interested. Thank you, Paula
Pictures by Karen Gavin
Moments of Silence is a diverse community of ambient music artists from around the globe whose mission is to raise funds for children affected by war.
The atrocities of Israel bombing the Gaza Strip in recent days has shocked everyone on a global scale. The death-toll is rising and many souls, including children, are falling.
“Moments of Silence” is a charity compilation organized by Brad Zacharias (Carbon Sigma) where talented ambient artists throughout the world have submitted a track to help relieve the tension of innocents affected by this Israeli strife in Gaza, though the UNRWA.
$30 FEEDS A FAMILY FOR ONE WEEK
$50 GIVES A FAMILY AN EMERGENCY HOUSEHOLD KIT
$235 PROVIDES WATER TO HUNDREDS
$1350 PAYS FOR AN EMERGENCY HEALTH KIT
Families devastated by heavy shelling and violence in Gaza are in urgent need of safe drinking water and food. And as always, children are suffering most. Our aim is to help raise support for the rebuilding of schools and provide clean drinking water. With your support, every little counts. #SaveGaza #ChildrenOfGaza #UNRWA
released 23 September 2014
Blast from the Past: Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure!
What’s your favourite 80s track? Mine is Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure. There is something sweet and mopey about it. Well, it is kind of mopey. Great tune to start the week as you look at WORK and think of it as a four-letter word.
Rockadelic If I Had Your Love by The Marwills.
Toronto based band The Marwills will release a new single called If I Had Your Love on November 20. Ohhh the swagger and the dripping sensuality of the song! This reminds me of those funkadelic songs from Cream and the oozing testosterone energy of Led Zeppelin The bluesy classic rock style is definitely going to put them on the map as more and more listeners are getting tired of the same ol same ol adult alternative tunes that saturate the airwaves and the internet. And that Brett Bonnie guy has a kind of voice that can stop a traffic!It is time for a revolution. And that revolution is The Marwills.