Slightly old news for those of you who like me are fans of Australian guitar great Orianthi Panagaris who is due to debut a new album with Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora; but it came as a slight surprise a few days ago as I woke up to the news of a brand new solo track from Ori. Transmogrify is an instrumental track with a Steve Vai esque featuring Ori’s incredible guitar licks and soloing skills.
Transmogrify is due to released as part of the brand new ‘She Rocks: Vol 1’ compliation album featuring a number of incredible female artist and musicians in the world of rock and roll. The entire prospect of the compilation is exciting for an avid music lover like myself particularly as it features Orianthi; one of my biggest musical inspirations. As a young female musician, I feel excited about an album filled with a number of talented women and think it’s a must have for any young music enthusiast.
Having followed Orianthi’s music for a number of years now, I’ve seen her live in various settings over the years, seen the release of her previous album ‘Heaven In This Hell’ and have been waiting in sheer anticipation for any new musical releases. Transmogrify was a great introduction to all of the new music is yet to come and I know for a fact will be played on repeat for weeks on end. I believe that Orianthi’s debut album ‘Violet Journey’ released at just 15 years old featured numerous instrumental based tracks and although I haven’t yet been able to get my hands on a copy, I love the fact that she’s revisited her musical roots and enchanted her fans with this gem.
Haven’t heard any of Orianthi’s music? Well ‘Transmogrify’ is most definitely a wonderful introduction! Love Steve Vai? Love Jimi Hendrix? Love rock and psychedelia? Then you’re are most definitely gonna love this!
Check it out and let me know what you think!
Welcome to the relaunch of Jukebox Rhapsody a music blog that I previously ran for a short period to share my love for music with the world. Throughout my time blogging on both the earlier edition of Jukebox Rhapsody and my personal blog The Hat Hippie I have always expressed my love and passion for music and this has only grown over the years.
I have learnt a lot about the power of music and as well as the music industry which at the present day is somewhat in a state of turmoil. As mentioned before, I’ve spoken to many people on this subject and read many articles about it. I wanted to do something about it from my little corner on the internet so I felt it only right that I take a new path and relaunch an old project which at the time I couldn’t give the time to. Today it feels right and I feel ready to move forward with it.
This time around I want to focus more on what’s going on in the music industry, gig guides , hopefully album reviews and I particularly want to promote unknown, indie artists. I want Jukebox Rhapsody to become the home of up and coming artists and way of letting the world hear amazing music.
Unfortunately, the music industry is stuck in a rut. In my opinion there is the odd few that really stand out from the crowd. We need music that is unique and different and there are so many artists out there fighting for a chance; fighting to be noticed. How many incredible artists are there that have simply slipped through the loop hole? Perhaps they could have been the next big thing but just not given the chance. I want to give as many bands and singers a chance and although I’m starting small I hope that it’ll grow over time and might help make an impact in the industry. Well at least that’s my aim anyway.
That’s why I need your help! I need you guys to help me share these posts and help get the word out about the artists I share with you. We’re all in this together aren’t we?
If you’re a band, singer or musicain looking to get your music out there please do get in touch as I’d love to feature you on the site. Please include links to your music so that I can have a listen, social media accounts/website and any necessary information about your music career. You can find all contact details via the contact page above.
I also would love to feature any new artists on my radio show on 3TFM so if you’d like to send in any music to play live on air please do get in contact with any music files you’d like me to play via email. Please bear in mind that all music played live on radio must be appropriate for all ages as I try to cater to a varied audience. So please be aware on strong language and mild themes that may be featured in your music as unfortunately I won’t be able to play it.
Anyway, I look forward to moving on with Jukebox Rhapsody and hope that together we can make a change in today’s music industry. I genuinely believe there’s still hope to break through the mould and bring back good music!