Henry J. Konczak
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Music Videos from Around the World -- this is really good stuff
This Week - Gretchen Pleuss - Ohio - Gabrielle Alpin - U.K. - - Kenya - Chicago -- Director Michael Evans - Las Vegas -
smooth vocals, contemporary groove, soul with elements of jazz... Vocalist/Songwriter Kenya delivers smooth soulful vocals. Her jazz influence creates music that embodies a contemporary groove and has charted on the US R&B Billboard Chart as well as the Top 10 UK Soul Chart and other European radio charts. Inspired by American singer/songwriters such as Stevie Wonder & Lalah Hathaway and international groups like Incognito & Brand New Heavies, Kenya admits that "Music = air"...without it, she simply doesn't breathe.
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"Gretchen Pleuss opened up the evening, a young American singer/songwriter from Ohio, with a line in slightly jazzy tunes with a nod in the direction of Joni Mitchell. The opening song was from her forthcoming album. It was followed with 'Heaven is Free,' about Wall Street which had a folky feel and detailed the evils of capitalism. She had only been in London for a couple of hours having arrived from Manchester and mastered the tube to arrive in time for sound check. Next came a song about her trip to Ireland the previous year, 'Waves Like Drums', with a hypnotic howling that was so subtle at the very end, we were not sure it had finished! 'Restless Hearts' followed with a jazzy feel to it, this again had a trick ending where Gretchen stepped back and said thank you to indicate it had finished. Closing with 'Ceremony/Speak' which changed tunes halfway through, 25 minutes flew by."
- Fran & Chris, review for W21Music of Gretchen's opening set at The Bedford in Balham.
WIVM Tuesdays - Midnight Wednesdays 7:30pm
Time Warner Cable - Position 989
MCTV - Massillon and Wooster
Sundays 7pm - Mondays 5pm
Wednesdays 10pm - Fridays 6pm
Networks WIVM TV 39 -- on Time Warner Cable channel 989 and WIVN TV 29 on Time Warner channel 4 in the Tuscarawas Valley. WIVX channel 51 in Loudonville.
Michael Evans is a Las Vegas-based writer and film director. He has directed a number of short films, ranging from comedy to horror. His YoutTube channel is growing in popularity, due to the success of shorts like "2AM" and "Post It."