L.A. based Every Living Soul is an alternative rock band not to be missed. Their 2nd album, Any Questions, released this summer, is selling strongly and their EPK video at www.elsRocks.com shows how they do it. But playing live on the iconic Sunset Strip is what it’s really about. The band’s Michael Rosenfield, Chris Hodges, Andrew James, Blake Paulson and Greg Pajer play to deliver every time (or why bother).
After being frustrated with the limited music scene in Beirut, Lebanon A.H.M.A.D. followed his dreams all the way to California to make the music he envisioned and to perform with the musicians he wanted to. He is now a guitarist and songwriter based in Los Angeles where he generated much excitement.
In 2012 he recently ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. In 2013 he was in the “list of top 5 guitar players ever” according to The Examiner and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.
Throughout the years, shows and releases A.H.M.A.D. has earned a loyal fan following of 100,000 + fans on facebook, twitter, myspace.
A.H.M.A.D. has toured the United States supporting acts such as Bumblefoot, Dizzy Reed & Gilby Clarke from Guns N Roses, Rex Brown from Pantera, Dokken, Stephen Pearcy from RATT, Neil Turbin from Anthrax, Phil Lewis of LA Guns, Michael Angelo Batio, Faster Pussycat, Love/Hate…etc
He tours occasionally w/ Johnny B. Frank from Kingdom Come on the Bass.
The Examiner said “…on guitar was A.H.M.A.D. I put him on my list of top 5 guitar players ever. He is a god on the strings.”
“…Their show did not disappoint. A.H.M.A.D. himself jammed the guitar so hard he broke several strings during the set – now that is rocking hard! When he plays his fingers move over the guitar at lighting speed. Lead vocalist Erika is metal sexy. Her vocals are strong, she has range, and she entertains as she sings. Putting sexy into Hard Rockin’/Metal, this lady moves as well as she sings and knows how to captivate the audience. Like the music, the movement on stage is fast and it is hard to turn your eyes off stage because there is never a dull moment.”
“A.H.M.A.D. is quickly ascending the SoCal music scene. Edgy, hard, and everything Rock ‘n Roll. They are what any hard music fan wants. They have been making noise since they started and after seeing them on stage I can understand why. Put them on your list of bands to see….”
ROCKwell UnScene said: “This edgy LA band has one hell of a resume and has been opening support for Dizzy Reed from Guns ‘n Roses, Dokken, Stephen Pearcy from RATT, Neil Turbin from Anthrax, Phil Lewis of LA Guns, Michael Angelo Batio, Faster Pussycat, Love/Hate and more. A band can’t just jump on a stage like this. They have to be a great band and A.H.M.A.D fits that bill. Their female lead vocalist (Erika Renee) is a mix of Courtney Love and Pat Benatar. Smoking hot with vocals to match, this lady demands your attention on stage. However, she is backed up by the rest of the guys in the band, including the guitar virtuoso who the band is named after, AHMAD. I have seen this band a few times and if you like true rock and roll sound and style this is your band…..”
Stephanie Shira from Babble and Beat Magazine said ” An obvious influence is Lebanese guitarist A.H.M.A.D. musical upbringing. Some songs from their album sound like what would happen if Jimmy Page and the Rahbani brothers worked together. A.H.M.A.D. is a talented guitarist and has a magnetic stage presence that could attract a fourteen year old girl and an 85 year old man equally.”
Meukus from Roadrunner Records said “I was pleasantly surprised to hear an instrumental. F*ck, I don’t hear those often enough as I probably should. Your sound truly speaks for itself. 10/10″
A.H.M.A.D. is endorsed by Metropoulos Amplification and all his amps are either built or modded by them.
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Official website: www.ahmadmusic.com
Permacrush is a rock band with their eyes on the prize. Formed in 2005 by vocalist/guitarist Chris Crush, PC is coming off three sold out shows at The World Famous Whisky a Go Go where they opened for Faster Pussycat, Don Dokken and Stephen Pearcy, the voice of RATT. They first gained National notoriety on myspace for their over 3.5 MILLION song plays. Then there’s the uber-popular Snake Oil, E.P., featuring the hit single Only Friend which netted over 360,000 downloads on Microsoft’s Windows 7 Playlist 7 competition in just 3 months. The band has four studio albums under their belt in addition to their latest release, the single Love To Hate You, which is currently getting airplay in the USA and the UK. PC was on the Indie 500 Records label in Indianapolis until being signed to a development deal with Dirtbag Records, San Diego, CA – a division of Warner Music Group, in April 2010.
The record Snake Oil, was produced by Eric Greedy ( Hurt, BRMC), Los Angeles, CA. The Greedy produced song, Only Friend has gotten great reviews and airplay. The Only Friend video has received thousands of plays at youtube, facebook and myspace.
The band relocated to San Diego, CA in March 2012.
Look for the new single, Love 2 Hate U at permacrush.com and reverbnation.com/permacrush.
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