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The first time I heard my favourite band
The day that music changed my life, my friends and my whole world view. Read how Simon’s life changed when, as a teenager, he discovered his favourite band.
Anti-social behaviour, Energy in music, Lifestyle, Music, Musicians, Role models, Teenagers
Addicted to guitar – Michael Serafin
This honest and revealing interview with Michael Serafin gives an insight into life as a teenager, and why and how he isolated himself with music and an obsession with his guitar.
Musicians, Depression, Addiction, Anti-social behaviour, Energy in music, Music, Lifestyle, Music videos
Social media shame or success – can there ever be a winner?
The use of social media is far from innocent with regards to the spin, the intent and integrity with which the content is portrayed. From the music and entertainment industries into the home, what is vibrational bullying … and truth or lies, how do we know?
Musician Daniel Bennier shares how it was playing live in the music scene and what has changed since. “The buzz back then was seeing how the power of music could control the audience.”.
Musicians, Emotions, Energy in music, Performance anxiety, Music
Are we being affected more than we realise by the music we play or hear?
This revelatory audio reveals that the vibration of music carries an energy with it which is not only heard but also deeply vibrates through our body.
Appreciation of some extraordinary men
Now thriving in his 64th year after having been written off as permanently incapacitated over 30 years ago, Chris James works full time as a presenter and musician and travels worldwide. What changed for him?
Jenny James – ‘Shining On’ album review
Pure country music at its heart, with the direct and innocent honesty that Jenny James’ voice delivers. Songs that anyone would be busting out to join in on – ‘Shining On’ is truly celebratory.
My relationship with music: it’s about connection not perfection
“Musical expression has a playful quality to it once again.” How Michelle freed herself to enjoy singing and playing music.
Role models In music
An exploration of the influence of role models in music. What aspects are we influenced by? How susceptible are we to these influences?
Music, Music videos, Pornography, Role models, Self-worth, Empowerment
Signed, sealed, delivered . . . I’m yours – what more proof do we need to know about the effects of music?
With every cell of our body affected by an unremitting soundtrack, how long are we going to accept the imposition of music as part and parcel of everyday retail, or in fact everyday life?
Behaviour, Corruption, Energy in music, Music, Overwhelm, Psychology
Plato’s ‘The Allegory of the Cave’ and music
What happens when we ignore the energetic interplay in music – and life itself? As in the allegory of Plato’s Cave, our current global state of play can now only be described as grand scale illusion and chaos, and this is reflected in music today.
Awareness, Energy in music, Music, Musicians, Philosophy, Wisdom, Humanity, Illusion
Do you have a fear of singing? Me too.
It is possible to overcome a fear of singing. After a life of being scared to sing, holding back her voice a life changing singing lesson gave Gayle the confidence to find her true voice.
Music, Confidence, Performance anxiety, Connection, Brotherhood, Expression
Emotions in music – Are they so innocent?
Are the emotions in music really so innocent? What effect does this have on our body? Music can have an impact just like the food you ingest in the body – but what does this mean?
Cherry ripes, jelly snakes and music – same, same
Going sugar free? Ever thought about the similarities between the effects of sugar and that of music on your body? They may be more alike than you think.
What’s in a tune?
For professional musician Catherine Wood the concept of energetic truth in music was just too fascinating. ‘There was a whole lot more to music than I had realised’ she shares.
Did you know that singing together makes our hearts beat as one?
What is it about singing that can turn complete strangers into family? Researchers have found that singing together makes our hearts beat as one – literally. A microcosm of human life, a choir speaks volumes about how we are and can be with each other.
Community, Connection, Healthy relationships, Music, Healthy living
Michael Benhayon, Glorious Music – interview part 2
Michael Benhayon of Glorious Music shares his approach to producing music, his awareness and commitment to the energetic quality of music, and how his working life and his music are inextricably linked.
Musicians, Productivity, Role models, Energy in music, Music, Harmony, Music videos
Looking for love (The Techno Connection)
We are all looking for love and connection… can we find it at techno parties?
Connection, Music, Love, Alcohol, Drugs, Relationships, Inner-heart
Ever considered the impact that certain music, artists and their behaviours have on society, and is there such a thing as 'musical responsibility'?
Behaviour, Anti-social behaviour, Accountability, Music, Music videos, Musicians, Role models
Carola Woods – ‘Illumine’ album review
Prepare to be seriously rocked by Carola Woods new album ‘Illumine’. It will rock you.
Just Take the Picture - Music Video (Official) - Michael Benhayon
From the album 'Our Everlasting Love' by Michael Benhayon of Glorious Music, watch and take a picture from your heart.
Music videos, Musicians, Music, Well-being, Self-worth, Empowerment, Expression
Recording studio life – Finding the 'magic'
A place where ‘magic happens’, the recording studio is where artists or band's aspirations are fulfilled and distilled into ‘musical gold’. The truth in most cases is much less flattering.
Music, Drugs, Anti-social behaviour, Musicians, Energy in music, Connection, Harmony, Productivity
Sounds of Soul – album review
Are you seriously ready to get your groove on? Sounds of Soul – the powerful constellation of Melbourne musicians Tina Kopa and Catherine Wood – have landed with their debut album in all its funky, silky and sassy glory.
Music, Sacredness, Women's health, Empowerment, Sexiness, Self-worth
Commander of Light - music video
A powerful music video infectious with joy, love and laughter put together and performed by the Gentle Voices Germany
Music videos, Musicians, Music, Well-being, Vitality, Empowerment, Expression
The music app your child uses that could be more dangerous than you think
Do your children use music apps? – They could be more dangerous than you think.
‘Debut’ – an album by Miranda Benhayon
Miranda Benhayon’s voice simply compels you to listen as the power and beauty impressed in each song on her album ‘Debut’ opens the way to experience life in a new way. Accompanied by exquisite music and instruments played by Michael Benhayon, each song brings its own experience, flavour and style – a complete package.
Singer, songwriter Miranda Benhayon brings fresh energy to music with an empowering universal message. She gives her all whether in a live performance or recording in the studio and regards her love of music as equal to any other aspect of her life.
Connection, Music, Musicians, Energy in music, Sacredness, Soul
A Healing Journey through Music: playing the cello and RSI
Why is RSI such a chronic problem among string players within the music world? Cellist Rebecca Turner turns around physical and emotional pain and re-invents her life in a remarkable healing journey.
Rachael Kane – 'In Full Bloom' album review
Melbourne based singer/songwriter Rachael Kane is back with a new album. In Full Bloom is a collection of beautifully crafted pop songs and delicate spacious ballads that ponder life’s big questions.
Heaven’s Joy – 'Love Is Who We Are' album review
The inspirational album 'Love Is Who We Are' by German band ‘Heavens Joy’ offers the opportunity to connect with great music and the joy of simply feeling the beautiful qualities of who we naturally are.
Singer, songwriter, composer and a ‘natural’ with performing, Carola Woods is without a doubt a powerhouse vocalist. Carola will tell you that her ‘sole purpose for music is to share music from the Soul for the Soul – that is, music about us all, for us all’.
Music, Musicians, Expression, Women in leadership, Energy in music
In search of harmony – finding ‘the real thing’
Singers and performers often talk of the momentary high and come down after a performance. Is there a way of singing and performing that leaves us feeling whole: what is the ‘x-factor’ that makes all the difference?
Sounds of Soul – 'Hold Myself' song review
A song and music video review of 'Hold Myself' by Melbourne music collective Sounds of Soul that offers the listener the level of delicate intimacy that can support them in their day.
Sounds of Soul
Melbourne based musicians Catherine Wood and Tina Kopa freelanced internationally for many years when they found themselves on the same gig. A lasting friendship was sparked – fast forward a decade or so and ‘Sounds of Soul’ was born.
Music, Musicians, Teamwork, Soul, Sexiness, Role models, Women in leadership
Jenny James writes music that asks us to look deeper, beyond life that we accept or ‘know it to be’. Her songs are Universal, her voice has a purity that brings clarity, beauty and depth to any style and supports the sacredness that is within us all.
Harmony, Musicians, Music, Presence, Expression, Connection, Performance anxiety
Minneapolis singer/songwriter Deborah brings a commitment to music that is about expressing from an inner connection with her heart, body and soul. She offers the listener the reflection of our interconnectedness and the magnificence of ‘amazing’ we all equally are.
The band ‘Heaven’s Joy’ began to play together a few years ago after years of experience in the music industry playing with various artists. Their amazing new album ‘Love Is Who We Are ’ is available through www.heavensjoyfullmusic.com
Music, Relationships, Musicians, Harmony, Connection, Livingness
Deborah Savran – 'Let My Heart Lead The Way' album review
With a voice that delivers power, sass and delicate beauty all in one, Minneapolis USA based singer Deborah Savran brings her own exquisite style to the compositions of Australian musician Michael Benhayon with her debut album ‘Let My Heart Lead The Way’.
The Dance Albums – Michael Benhayon (GM Records)
Moving to the sounds of music as brought through by multi-instrumentalist Michael Benhayon is always easy. You can traverse the planet with this music, every beat grooving your way back to heaven.
Michael Benhayon – GM Records
Michael Benhayon, founder and lead artist of GM Records writes, plays and produces music that is both timeless and contemporary. His music, with its definitive quality and clarity, changes the current face of the music industry today.
Music videos, Musicians, Music, Energy in music, Lifestyle, Art
Chris James - Sounds Wonderful
Presenting the power & beauty of true music, voice & expression. Founder Chris James is renowned for instantly uniting huge audiences in harmony, song & the healing power of sound.
Music, Musicians, Music videos, Confidence, Energy in music, Empowerment, Expression
Heaven’s Joy – ‘Under the Stars’ album review
The Album ‘Under the Stars’ from Heaven’s Joy brings to sound the grace of true love as a divine expression in brother and sisterhood, reflecting the power of togetherness.
So Lovely – Sounds of Soul
Sounds of Soul musicians Tina Kopa and Catherine Wood team up with Natalie Benhayon and Iris Pohl to deliver a masterpiece of musical video.
Singing from my connection to Stillness
Andrea Leonhardi, singer, songwriter and musician, shares how connecting to her body and her quality of stillness is fundamental to her songwriting and singing.
Michael Benhayon, Glorious Music – interview part 1
Michael Benhayon of Glorious Music shares about performing live, his musical background and how he produced 6 Albums in 4 years while simultaneously working full-time and leading a rich family life.
Musicians, Productivity, Role models, Energy in music, Time management, Music, Harmony, Lifestyle, Music videos
Sparkling Eyes - Heaven’s Joy - Music Video
Music to light up your day, you can’t help but smile and sing with Sparkling Eyes – ‘a joy to hear’ with the beautiful, rich tone of Andrea Leohardi’s vocals accompanied by band members Urs Fuchs, Chris Krämer and the Gentle Voices.
Interview with Ben Hurt, recording engineer
Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes in a recording studio? Benjamin Hurt, a recording engineer for 20 years, talks about his experience of musicians, artists and life in the recording studio.
Music, Musicians, Energy in music, Emotions, Alcohol, Drugs, Lifestyle
Appreciating the simple gift of music as a musician
In an age where the joy of music has been largely replaced by a showcase performance or a competition, musician Daniel Bennier rediscovers the absolute joy of simply sharing music.
Community, Connection, Healthy relationships, Music, Musicians
Healing sound and music therapy – What makes sound healing?
If healing sound is not confined to musical styles, from where does the ‘healing quality’ in music originate? In every moment we have the potential to offer healing with sound and music: this is great in theory but what principles apply and how can we put this into practice?
Chris James – ‘One Song One Life’ album review
An instant call to God, Love and Space, this album is an experience of glory lived. Chris’ majestic voice carries you through life’s ‘shifting sands’ into the depths of Divinity.
Music – much more than meets the ear
When we understand the power of music and its effect on our body we realise there is far more to discern than how it sounds to the ear.
Chris James – ‘The Chalice’ album review
How can one describe the magnificence and expansiveness of sound that comes from the soundless? Through the musical mastery of ‘The Chalice’, Chris James offers the listener a voyage deep into a tangible experience of Sacredness and the ‘beingness’ of the human being.
Anxiety and suicide in the music industry... why?
Isn’t music meant to be relaxing, mood inspiring, uplifting? And yet we are seeing suicide rates in the music industry spiral. What does it take to keep the creative juices running and the audiences happy in an industry known for its ‘make or break’ mentality?
“FORCES” by Michael Benhayon
A spectacularly magnificent album that offers white hot truth and profound wisdom through its power packed lyrics and music. Multi-instrumentalist and producer Michael Benhayon and singer Miranda Benhayon deliver gold.
Inner torment or sell out for fame – what’s the difference?
Rock n’ roll was a perfect fit for my dream, now the only thing I needed was for my band to become famous. But this part didn’t come as easily as I had hoped.
Chris James – ‘it is’ album review
Divine presence and magnificence is what summarises this album. The union of Joy, Harmony, Love, Stillness and Truth. When heaven breathes, this is the sounds it makes.
A love letter to a love song
What is true devotion? This song from Tina Kopa and Catherine Wood speaks of devotion beyond the constructs of the age we live in; timeless and unspeakably beautiful.
Anita Czoch is a student of the Soul, composing, singing and writing from her deepening religious intimacy with all that she is. Her music communicates that we are multidimensional Soul, reverberating across space and beyond time.
Jenny James – ‘She’ album review
She is an album that connects us to our beingness – it is richly endowed with truth and deeply evolving for the listener, delivered with the lightness of one who has walked the path to her own innermost.
Catherine Wood has worked extensively as a freelance musician, with a resume that includes everything from classical to funk to jazz to pop and anything you can think of in between.
Kids with Sticks
Learning music and especially the drums should be fun and not a tedious exercise in music notation. There is so much that can be done with two simple rhythms on the drums and this is what Kids with Sticks is all about.
Practice makes perfect?
It is said that ‘practice makes perfect’ but what is this perfection, if it even exists, that takes away joy, fun and our lightness of being?
The not-so-secret secret of how music informs and forms us
Just like fashion, music styles reinvent rapidly – never have there been so many genres to cover every aspect of the human condition on a global scale. How does music married to lifestyle influence the way we view life, what choices we make, our behaviours and even the words we speak?