2023 Lineup

FM96 Presents: Wednesday July 12th, 2023

  • Mumford & Sons
    Mumford & Sons
    9:30pm
  • Vance Joy
    Vance Joy
    7:30pm
  • Bahamas
    Bahamas
    6:15pm
  • The Trews
    The Trews
    4:45pm
Mumford & Sons
9:30pm

Mumford & Sons

 

Mumford & Sons are a British rock band.

Some fourteen years ago, a few young men from London formed a band. It was a happy accident, with nothing unusual about how they formed; shared musical interests, an interest to both make and perform music whatever the occasion, and this comparatively unique passion for community and collaboration. They called their band Mumford & Sons, and have jokingly regretted it ever since. You can’t get everything right.

But there was plenty they did get right. The live show for one. Stood in formation across the front of the stage, like a solid back four that nobody’s finding gaps in, they clasped those instruments like their lives depended on it. Leaving their hearts up on those stages, and having won the hearts of all those in the crowd, the growing fervour around Mumford & Sons became inescapable.

When Marcus Mumford once spoke of putting college studies on the back burner to focus on ‘being a band’ whilst tearing up a staircase at the band’s old rehearsal rooms by London Bridge, it was a day or two ahead of the band’s first Glastonbury performance. It was a show that typically laid down another stone from which to step; a heaving John Peel tent, steam teeming from those vinyl walls and from the stage, and from the crowd.

To summarise the next decade in a few short sentences is to do the band a huge disservice to what is broadly considered a global phenomenon.  But if we told you that just a couple of very short years later Mumford & Sons were to return to Glastonbury to headline its prestigious Pyramid Stage? Well, that should say it all.  Britain’s most likely to became Britain’s already have.

Breathe in, let’s go: Number 1 albums around the world. Grammy Awards. BRIT Awards. Ivor Novello Awards. Q Awards. Billboard Awards. Sold out arena tours.  A debut US stadium tour. Festival headline slots. Bob Dylan’s backing band. Backed by Bob Dylan. John Fogerty’s backing band. Backed by John Fogerty. Sharing riffs with Tom Morello. Adventures with Baaba Maal. Trips to Senegal. South Africa. Europe. America. South America. Japan. Australia. New Zealand. Asia. Gentlemen of the Road; their own community-minded, self-curated festivals. Wilder Mind. Babel. Sigh No More. Memories. A massive, massive success. Breathe out. Decade 1. Tick.

In 2018, Mumford & Sons released their substantial fourth album, Delta. Helmed by producer Paul Epworth, it’s a record finding Mumford & Sons at their most adventurous. Men now, with responsibilities far removed from the day job, but men who feel at their most comfortable with who they’d become. In a studio. On the road. Making music. Collaborating. Trying different things. Leaning on their strengths. Brothers. United.

Mumford & Sons are a British rock band.  Their new chapter’s just being written.

www.mumfordandsons.com

Vance Joy
7:30pm

Vance Joy

 

James Gabriel Keogh known professionally as Vance Joy, is an Australian singer and songwriter and former Australian Rules Footballer.

He signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2013.  He released his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing in March 2013. His song “Riptide” was voted number 1 on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100.

Joy released his debut studio album Dream Your Life Away on 5 September 2014 in Australia and on 9 September 2014 elsewhere.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2015, he won Best Male Artist. His second studio album, Nation of Two, was released in 2018. Vance Joy spent time in the Zac Brown Band as vocals.

Bahamas
6:15pm

Bahamas

Bio coming soon!

 

The Trews
4:45pm

The Trews

 

Bio coming soon!

FM96 Presents: Thursday July 13th, 2023

  • Volbeat
    Volbeat
    9:30pm
  • Papa Roach
    Papa Roach
    7:45pm
  • Halestorm
    Halestorm
    6:15pm
  • Default
    Default
    5:00pm
Volbeat
9:30pm

Volbeat

Volbeat

 

Papa Roach
7:45pm

 

Papa Roach

PAPA ROACH

 

 

Halestorm
6:15pm

 

Halestorm

HALESTORM

We turn to rock ‘n’ roll for affirmation, empowerment, and survival. It ushers us through the most uncertain moments and enables us to shout down anything life throws at us with a wide smirk and a middle finger raised. Rather than shrink in the face of uncertainty and darkness, Halestorm consistently rise up rougher, stronger, and louder. On their fifth full-length album Back From The Dead [Atlantic Records], the Pennsylvania-bred and Nashville-based GRAMMY® Award-winning RIAA Platinum quartet—Lzzy Hale (vocals, guitar), Arejay Hale (drums), Joe Hottinger (guitar), and Josh Smith (bass)—turn up the volume across the board. The musicianship hits harder. The songwriting cuts deeper. The spirit shines brighter.

Ultimately, they’ve delivered an uncompromising and undeniable body of work that’s Halestorm through and through.
“When you listen to this record, I want you to know you’re not alone and you can survive anything no matter what,” Lzzy exclaims. “I personally needed the music to save me. It’s how I carved myself out of a dark spot. It has the debauchery. It has the self-rediscovery. It also keeps the faith intact. I hope fans see themselves in it.”

The title track not only set the tone for the creative process, but it also served as a mission statement and a call-to-arms. Throughout 2021, the band wrote and recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, working with longtime collaborators Scott Stevens of The Exies and producer Nick Raskulinecz [Alice In Chains, Deftones]. Upon writing “Back From The Dead,” the floodgates opened. Rolling Stone described it best as “a biting but cathartic howler about overcoming all obstacles – even death,” and the song became the band’s sixth #1 at rock radio. Yet it held an even more profound significance for the musicians.

“As soon as I wrote ‘Back From The Dead,’ I knew exactly what I wanted to say if I ever got back on stage,” she admits. “On this record, we endeavored to be everything we musically are, but elevated to 11. That goes for the vocals. My little brother raises the bar once again on the drums. Joe’s guitar playing is unbelievable, and Josh killed it. We laid it all on the table. Once we did ‘Back From The Dead,’ we knew where we were going.”

On its heels, the single “The Steeple” swings from a hammering groove towards a cathedral-size chorus, affirming the transformative power of rock ‘n’ roll. In the wake of a guitar solo, Lzzy exorcises a rafter-reaching scream, practically shaking the sky.
“We made the song about the communion we have with one another,” she goes on. “When you’re surrounded by a crowd at a show, there’s a release. Think about the first concert you went to when music changed your life. As we get older, we still heal and grow through music. This is our church, and we’re in this together.”

Elsewhere, “Wicked Ways” kicks down the door with uncontainable attitude amplified by gnashing guitars and propulsive drums. “It’s one of the heaviest songs on the record,” she goes on. “I’m coming to terms with the fact nobody is inherently all good or evil. We all have a dark side.”

On “Strange Girl,” the frontwoman utilizes a vocoder for the first time on the bridge, while “Brightside” teeters between manic verses and a chantable refrain punctuated by a healthy dose of sarcasm.

“It’s different for us,” she reveals. “When you’re in a weird spot, you try to look for the silver lining, but life can really suck. So, I got a little sarcastic and spiteful with the lyrics.”

On the other end of the spectrum, naked acoustic guitar and strings underline her soulful delivery on the introspective and incisive “Terrible Things” as she wrestles with demons and ponders, “In my dreams, I believe we’re not these terrible things.” Everything culminates on the piano-driven finale “Raise Your Horns.” Practically holding back tears, her voice rings out, “Raise your horns, raise ‘em high, let ‘em soar, let ‘em fly, up through the heavens forever more.”

“Thematically, it’s about realizing you are your own hero,” she continues. “We’ve survived the external and internal anguish. We’re all here together, and that’s what matters. I love the juxtaposition of the title being traditionally ‘metal,’ but the song is only piano and vocals. I want to see everyone raise their horns.”

Halestorm have elicited an emotional, physical, and spiritual reaction from audiences worldwide since it began as a childhood dream of sister and brother Lzzy and Arejay Hale. The group scored a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for “Love Bites (So Do I).” They became the first female-fronted band to hit #1 on the Active Rock radio charts, and cumulatively, their songs have racked up north of 1 billion global streams. In 2019, “Uncomfortable” marked their fourth #1 at Rock Radio and garnered their second GRAMMY® Award nomination. Crowned “Rock Artist of the Decade” by Loudwire, they’ve toured with legends such as Heaven & Hell, Alice Cooper, and Joan Jett, to name a few.

Simultaneously, Lzzy’s voice has resounded across popular culture. She has collaborated with Evanescence, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Apocalyptica, Mark Morton of Lamb of God, and The Hu. She cut the theme song to NETFLIX’s “Thunder Force” with none other than Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Scott Ian of Anthrax, and original Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. Her various television credits include hosting AXS TV’s “A Year in Music,” serving as a judge on HitParader’s upcoming “No Cover,” and supplying the singing voice for Bella Thorne in the Prime Video hit “Paradise City.” She strives to foster a dialogue around mental health, and, as such participated in a GRAMMY® Mental Health panel last fall. A symbol of empowerment for young women in rock, she gave the keynote speech at the Little Kids Rock Modern Band Summit and recently became Gibson Guitars’ first-ever female brand ambassador and hosted the annual She Rocks Awards presented by the Women’s International Music Network.

In the end, Halestorm truly sound as alive as ever on Back From The Dead.
“I’m so grateful to be in this band,” she leaves off. “I still love the way music makes me feel. I love writing, performing, and walking on stage every day. Personally, Halestorm has allowed me to be the best version of myself. That’s what the band means to me.”

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5:00pm

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97.5 Virgin Radio Presents: Friday, July 14th, 2023

  • Ludacris
    Ludacris
    9:50pm
  • T.I.
    T.I.
    8:20pm
  • Ja Rule
    Ja Rule
    7:15pm
  • Ashanti
    Ashanti
    6:30pm
  • Mya
    Mya
    5:45pm
  • Chingy
    Chingy
    5:00pm
Ludacris
9:50pm

Ludacris

 

 

T.I.
8:20pm

T.I.

Ja Rule
7:15pm

Ja Rule

 

Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single “Holla Holla.” From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Between Me and You” with Christina Milian, “I’m Real (Murder Remix) with Jennifer Lopez, “Always on Time” with Ashanti, “Mesmerize” also with Ashanti, and “Wonderful” with R. Kelly and Ashanti. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc. Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. and was led by Irv Gotti. Ja Rule has sold over 30 million records worldwide and was the best-selling rapper in 2001.

Ashanti
6:30pm

Ashanti

 

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti burst onto the music scene with her smash hit, self-titled debut album, Ashanti. It landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, selling a whopping 504,593 units in its first week. This set a SoundScan record as the most albums sold by any debut female artist in the chart’s history and granted her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Over the span of her 20 year career, Ashanti has released six studio albums and received a number of illustrious rewards including eight Billboard Awards, a Grammy, two American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards and six ASCAP Awards. She has reigned at the top as one of Billboard’s “Top Females of the Decade from 2000-2010” and continues to break Billboard records having a Hot 100 entry every decade in the 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020’s.

In 2005, Ashanti made her telefilm debut starring as Dorothy in The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, opposite Miss Piggy and Kermit. She also starred in Disney’s animated series The Proud Family and continued her journey in television landing roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Army Wives, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as well as portraying Dionne Warwick on NBC’s American Dreams.

In her feature film debut she co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the #1 box office hit Coach Carter. Ashanti’s additional film credits include Resident Evil Extinction, John Tucker Must Die and Bollywood film Bride & Prejudice. Ashanti executive produced and starred in the musical drama and feature film STUCK, released April 2019. She donned her executive producer hat once again for the feature film Mothers and Daughters, starring Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon and Mira Sorvino.

In partnership with Build-A-Bear Entertainment and Sony Pictures, Ashanti leads the cast of the family friendly Honey Girls and will soon begin filming The Plus One in March 2022.

The Ashanti brand has continued to flourish with several major partnerships including her own fragrance, “Precious Jewel” with AMC Beauty. Endorsements with Candies Apparel and the groundbreaking Herbal Essence, where she is the first African American to land a national campaign inspired her to launch a clothing line in collaboration with Miss Circle and partner with Pretty Little Thing to create her own swimsuit line “Ashanti.”

As an author, she has written her first book of poetry through Hyperion titled Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love and will release a book with Harper Collins in 2022.

As a philanthropist, Ashanti is the Ambassador for the Jumpstart Reading Program and became the “Youth of the Year” Ambassador for the Boys and Girls Club of America in 2009 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. She became a member of their “BE GREAT” Campaign with Denzel Washington and was a part of the “Let’s Move” health campaign with Michelle Obama. To celebrate her contributions to music and recording, Ashanti will receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Spring 2022.

Mya
5:45pm

Mya - Rock the Park 2023

 

On February 14, 2018, Grammy Award Winning Artist Mýa will celebrate 20 years in the music industry as an internationally known,
respected singer, songwriter, producer, musician, dancer/choreographer, actress, activist and philanthropist.

Washington, D.C.- native Mýa released her self-titled, double platinum, debut album, Mýa, in 1998. The album launched the then 18-
year-old Mýa into the fabric of pop-culture. Mýa featured the massively successful singles “It’s All About Me,” “Movin On” and “My First
Night With You” “Ghetto Superstar” & “Take Me There.” In 2000, Mýa released her second double platinum album, Fear of Flying, featuring
the hits “Case of the Ex”, “Free” and “Best of Me.” In May 2001, Mýa collaborated with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, P!nk and Missy
Elliot on a remake of LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade”, which is featured in Baz Luhrman’s “Moulin Rouge.” Selling over 5.5 million copies, it
became the most successful airplay-only single in history and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration and went on to collect
numerous awards. In 2003, Mýa released her third studio album, the critically acclaimed, “Moodring”, featuring the hit singles including
“My Love Is Like Wo” “Fallen” and the club circuit favorite, “Whatever Bitch.” “Moodring” also featured “Everything or Nothing”, the
theme song for the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing in which Mýa was featured as a Bond Girl, and “Real
Compared to What” the 2003 Coca-Cola theme song, for whom Mýa was a spokesperson.

In 2007, due to her label Motown’s accidental leak of her 4th studio project “Liberation,” Mýa made the decision to part ways with Motown/
Universal and began her own independent label Planet 9, in which she executive produced, self engineered, self funded & released
7 different compilations. “Sugar & Spice” 2008 (Japan), “The Perfect Edition” double disc 2009 (Japan), the first R&B/Hip Hop
mixtape titled “Beauty & the Streets” Vol 1 in 2010, the album “K.I.S.S.” (Keep It Sexy & Simple) in Japan in 2011. In 2012, Mýa released
the U.S./Canada & World editions of “K.I.S.S”., featuring “Fabulous Life”, which was used in the national #FashionByBravo ad
campaign on Bravo/NBCUniversal and “Break Your Neck” featured in Ford commercial campaign.

In 2013, Mýa independently manufactured the limited Mint of K.I.S.S. for fans, and in 2014, began releasing a series of EP’s. The first
EP titled “With Love” was released February 14th, Valentine’s Day marking the 16th anniversary of her first single “It’s All About Me”
February 14th, 1998. On April 21st, she also released the “Sweet XVI” EP marking the 16th anniversary of her self-titled, debut album
Mýa on April 21st, 1998. On February 14th, 2015, Mya released her 7th independent project “Love Elevation Suite” consisting of all slow
jams. Mýa speaks “I have recorded hundreds of songs in what appears to be a hiatus to some, so I’ve dug into my archive & independently
assemble seasonal appetizers before the main course for my fans who are simply hungry for music from me.”

In addition to becoming a finalist on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 9, her further work in television can be found on “NCIS”, “1-800-
Missing” (Canada), “Haunted” and “Sister Sister.” Her filmography includes the world renowned “Chicago”, for which she won a Screen
Actors Guild Award, “Shall We Dance”, “Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing II”, “In Too Deep”, “Heart Specialist”, “Cursed”, “Cover”, “Penthouse”,
“Love for Sale”, “Metrosexual”, the Sci-Fi film “Dark Rising” (Bermuda Tentacles) with Linda Hamilton and voiceovers for the
MTV animated film “Mountain High.”

As a philanthropist, Mýa continues to devote her time and resources to various causes. From 1998 to 2001, she became the
spokesperson for Secret to Self Esteem. In 2005, Mýa founded TMATF: The Mýa Arts & Tech Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated
to providing disadvantaged youth growth and opportunity through arts & technology education, in which she serves as both executive
director and teacher. Mýa is also an advocate of breast cancer as her mother is a 19-year survivor. She’s collaborated with the
Lifetime Television Network in the Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign, recording “My Bra” a song sold on iTunes donating 100% of
proceeds to breast cancer research, participated in numerous Revlon Run/ Walks, Susan G. Komen & Habitat for Humanity charitable
events, S.O.M.E. based in Washington, D.C., providing the homeless with meals, shelter & assistance. In 2007, from the Global AIDS
fight, to aiding homeless LGBT youth via Skool’d, to advocating equality with the NOH8 campaign, Mýa also ran the 26.2 mile NYC ING
Marathon to raise funds for the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter & organization, North Shore Animal League America in 2011. Most
recently, Mýa partnered with the Human Rights Campaign for their #LoveConquersHate campaign and currently serves as celebrity
ambassador for Africare addressing health, economic development, women’s empowerment & youth engagement.

In 2016, Mýa released her 12th studio project/8th independent self executive produced Planet 9 project Smoove Jones on February
14th, available on myamya.com and all digital outlets worldwide with an exclusive release on Apple Music. The project is accompanied
by a digital booklet, a 2016-2017 17 month calendar and vegan, organic Planet 9 wine available on myamya.com. In 2016, Mya also
became the face of PETA’s Go Vegan campaign and Smoove Jones became nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album of 2016. On
Dec 31, she completed her 2016 Planet 9 world tour in the Middle East.

In the first quarter of 2017, Mýa lead her 12 month raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian challenge with fans on Instagram, treating 1 winner
per quarter to personal time with her both domestically & internationally. In January, Mýa toured Australia and other territories of the
world through July. On February 13th, Mya attended the Grammy Awards as a nominee for best traditional R&B album “Smoove Jones”
executive produced by Mýa via her own label Planet 9. On February 14th, 2017, a popular date for her releases, Mýa released the music
video to a fan favorite “Coolin’” from her Smoove Jones project, followed by gracing the “Women Set Free” March issue of Contrast
Magazine New York in which 25% of profits are donated to One Pulse Foundation and Mercy For Animals magazine in March. In late
July through early September, Mýa completes filming a 6 episode TV series titled “5th Ward” premiering March 2, 2018 on Bob Johnson’s
new network UMC (Urban Movie Channel) umc.tv. Followed by a digital audio single release titled “Ready For Whatever,” In
October, Mýa treated fans with the “Ready For Whatever” music video reaching over 2.5 million views. In November, Mýa released
Ready Part II (Bedroom Mix), inspired by 90’s R & B. Mýa also recorded “Let There Be Light” with music legends such as Dionne Warwick
and Gladys Knight for Feeding America, as she also focuses on relief efforts for Texas, Florida, Mexico & Puerto Rico while simultaneously
working on her 20th anniversary project through the new year, due in 2018.

n 2018, Mýa gears up for her 20th anniversary album release with the sexy, sensual 3rd digital audio single “You Got Me” on February
14, 2018, commemorating the 20th anniversary of her sassy debut single “It’s All About Me” ft. Sisqo (1998). Followed by a more traditional
soulful R&B slow burner single “Damage,” Mýa treats fans with her musicianship in composition with vocals ranging from delicate
to powerhouse in delivery and the final single, a super soulful instant grat track “Knock You Out” written by Marsha Ambrosius & Mýa,
available April 13th, followed by the release of the full length album, executive produced by Mýa & MyGuyMars on April 20, 2018, commemorating the 20th anniversary of her debut album (1998) and tour dates listed on myamya.com/events. “It’s truly been an an amazing,
educational & humbling year journey these past 20 years in the music business & I am truly grateful for every experience, encounter
& everyone who has been a part of this ride. My passion & love for music has never been greater and I can assure you, I am just getting
started and the best of me has yet to come. Super excited to finally serve you these next full course meals! Love you all! ~xoxo,
Mýa ”

Awards and achievements
– Lady of Soul nomination for Best Music Video (“Movin’ On”)
– Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist
– Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female (Mýa)
– NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding New Artist
– Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (“Ghetto Superstar”)
– Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female (Fear of Flying)
– Billboard Video Award win (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MTV Video Music Award win for Best Video of the Year (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MTV Video Music Award win for Best Video from a Film (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Dance Video (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Pop Video (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Choreography (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Art Direction (“Lady Marmalade”)
– VH1 Music Awards win for Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just My Video (“Lady Marmalade”)
– VH1 Music Awards win for My Favorite Video (“Lady Marmalade”)
– Radio Music Awards win for Song of the Year Top 40 Pop Radio (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MOBO nomination for Best Album (Fear of Flying)
– Teen Choice Awards win for Choice Song Of The Summer (“Lady Marmalade”)
– TMF Awards-Belgium win for Best Video of the Year (“Lady Marmalade”)
– TMF Awards-Netherlands win for Best Video of the Year (“Lady Marmalade”)
– ALMA Awards win for Outstanding Song In A Motion Picture Soundtrack (“Lady Marmalade”)
– ASCAP Pop Music Awards win (“Lady Marmalade”)
– BMI Award win (“Lady Marmalade”)
– Channel Thailand Music Video Awards win (“Lady Marmalade”)
– Grammy Award win for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MTV Japan Video Music Award win (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MVPA Video Award win for Best Styling In A Video (“Lady Marmalade”)
– MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Dance Video (“My Love is Like..Wo”)
– MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Choreography in a Video (“My Love is Like..Wo”)
– Screen Actors Guild Award win for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture (“Chicago”)
– Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination for Best Acting Ensemble (“Chicago”).
– Broadcast Film Critics Association Award win for Best Acting Ensemble (“Chicago”).
– MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Frightened Performance (“Cursed”).
– 11th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival win for Cross Over Award (from singer to actress)
– 2017 Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional R&B Album Smoove Jones

Music Projects
Mýa(1998)
Fear of Flying (2000)
Moodring (2003)
Liberation (2007)
Sugar & Spice (2008)
The Perfect Edition Double Disc (2009)
Beauty & the Streets (2009)
K.I.S.S. Japan (2010)
K.I.S.S. US/Canada (2011)
K.I.S.S. World (2012)
With Love EP (2014)
Sweet XVI EP (2014)
Love Elevation Suite EP (2015)
Smoove Jones (2016) Grammy Nominated Album
T.K.O. (2018)
Soundtracks
Bulworth (Ghetto Superstar)
Rugrats (Take Me There)
Belly (Movin’ Out Remix)
Life (Why Should I Believe You)
Atlantis (Where the Dream Takes You)
Moulin Rouge (Lady Marmalade)
Havana Nights (Dirty Dancing II) (Do You Only Wanna Dance)
Shall We Dance (Let’s Dance)
Barber Shop II (Fallen Remix(
Legally Blonde (Sex Machine)
Cinderella (Fallen)
Bond 007 Everything Or Nothing Video Game (Everything Or Nothing)
Collaborations
Sisqo (All About Me)
Pras (Ghetto Superstar)
O.D.B. (Ghetto Superstar)
Blackstreet & Mase (Take Me There)
Missy Elliott (My Love Is Like Wo, Chick On the Side, Step)
Foxy Brown (J.O.B.)
Raekwon (Movin’ Out Remix)
Noreaga (Movin’ Out Remix)
Jada Kiss (Best Of Me)
Beenie Man (Girls Dem Suga, Lie Detector, Mess Up My Hair)
Jay Z (Best of Me Part II)
Sean Paul (Things Come & Go, Paradise, Rear View Mirror)
Common (Real Compared to What)
Lil’ Wayne (Lock You Down)
Trina (Ridin’ Remix, Earthquake, Can I)
Nicki Minaj (Ponytail)
Spice (Take Him Out)
Kymani Marley (I Got You)
Pharcyde (Fallen Remix)
Christina Aguilera, Pink, Missy, Lil’ Kim (Lady Marmalade)
Dionne Warwick (Close to You, Let There Be Light)
Billy Ray Cyrus, Gladys Knight, Joe Don Rooney, John Elefante, Kevin Sorbo & Damon Elliott (Let There Be Light)
Cassidy (Girl Like Her)
Ray-J (Sexy)
Marques Houston (Holdin’ Back, Luv Me Some You)
Bun B (Show Me Somethin’)
Slim Thug (I’m Back)
ZRo (B.O.S.S., Tired)
Shawty Low (About My B.I.)
Chamillionaire (Club Go Crazy)
Trae the Truth (Full Service)
Cuban Link (Sugar Daddy)
Eddie Serano (Searchin’ For Love)
Chenelle (Wish You Were Here)
Guy Sebastian (Forever With You)
Elephant Man (That La La)
Wayne Wonder (If I Ever)
Kevin Lyttle (Bum Bum)
Jah Cure (Only You)Gold Link (Roll Call)
Phil Ade (Hold On, Soon As I Get On)
Dionne Warwick, Billy Ray Cirrus, Gladys Knight, Nomad (Let There Be Light)

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Chingy
5:00pm

Chingy

Howard Bailey Jr. also known as his stage name “Chingy” is an established Multiplatinum international recording artist from St. Louis, MO. His passion for music began at an early age, having being influenced by many different genres and artists including Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Kris Kross, & Tupac. His first performance as a young 12-year-old, was when Chingy entered a talent show as then rapper, Slix-O.

The name derived from his talent in battle rapping – he rapped fast and slick, tongue twisting while delivering clever bars, leaving his opponents speechless. There were sixty performers in his first talent competition, including poets, dancers, singers and rappers. He placed first out of all performers. At that time in 1992, that solidified his confidence in pursuing a music career as a performance and rapper.

Between the age of twelve and his first major record deal at age twenty-two, Chingy fine-tuned his craft, traveling and performing throughout the United States making a name for himself. He graduated high school and also attended a community college in St. Louis but decided that making music was his main priority, putting his formal education on hold. That happened to be the right decision for him at that time. He officially changed his stage name to Chingy in the year 2000. The name derived from he and his cousins using the term “chingy” for affluent people, who were showy with their wealth and riches, as opposed to saying they were “ballin”. Chingy toured as an opening act with Nelly in the summer of 2001 and then became apart of DTP’s, Disturbing tha Peace (DTP) record label. A year later in 2002, Chingy landed a record deal with Capitol Records/Disturbing the Peace.

He released his first breakthrough single, “Right Thurr” which dropped at the end of 2002 and became the number one record in the country in 2003, owning the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot Rap tracks. The single’s peak position was number two on Billboard’s Hot 100, staying on the charts for thirty-three weeks. Chingy’s delivery and irresistible twang in the way he pronounced “thurr” proved to be mesmerizing by his fans.

Chingy’s 2003 debut album, Jackpot, sold two million copies, producing other major hits “Holidae Inn” and “One Call Away”. A second album, Powerballin’, was released in 2004 including features from Lil Wayne, Janet Janet Jackson, Lil Flip & R- Kelly. His third album, Hoodstar was released in 2006. “Pullin Me Back” and “Dem Jeans” were successful singles from that project.

His fourth and last major label studio album, Hate It or Love It, was released in 2007 under DTP records. The album’s lead single is “Fly Like Me”, featuring Amerie. The album featured production from Scott Storch, Timbaland, and Cool and Dre. It was released on December 18, 2007 and featured other appearances by Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Steph Jones, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, and Anthony Hamilton.

The album did not receive the proper marketing and promotions by the record label he was signed to at that time (Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP)/DefJam) and subsequently was not heard as prominently as his other albums. Chingy took a step back from the intricacies of the industry and became an independent artist releasing mixtapes over the years while also landing roles on film and television.

As of 2017, Chingy is currently working on a new studio project entitled Dead Rose. The concept derived from the thought that even after a rose has died, it still holds its beauty. His fifth studio album embodies this concept in its totality. From his chart topping ladies’ anthems to the tracks that make you want to dance, Chingy stays true to the music his fans know him for with this project. However, his lyrical content has blossomed, radiating energy through poetic lyricism that everyone can identify with. He is positioned to “come back from the dead”, showing his fans his dormancy has enabled him to thrive, both professionally and personally. Dead Rose will substantiate the beauty in transformation, indistinguishable to the life cycle of a rose.

FM96 Presents:  Saturday, July 15th, 2023

  • Billy Talent
    Billy Talent
    9:45pm
  • Alexisonfire
    Alexisonfire
    8:00pm
  • Cypress Hill
    Cypress Hill
    6:30pm
  • Silverstein
    Silverstein
    5:15pm
  • The Dirty Nil
    The Dirty Nil
    4:15pm
Billy Talent
9:45pm

 

Alexisonfire
8:00pm

Alexisonfire

Otherness is the first album in over a decade from the group Rolling Stone declared “put Canadian post-hardcore on the map.” Five guys playing aggressive rock grew to a hockey-arena headlining phenomenon while pushing and pulling between spirited guitar leads, melodic might, and emotional weight.

AOF released four hugely successful studio albums, all Music Canada Platinum-certified: Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Kerrang! counted Crisis (2006) among the 50 Best Albums of the 21st Century, alongside undeniable classics from Green Day, Muse, Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, Blink-182, and Fall Out Boy. After Crisis hit No. 1 in Canada, at a stage where many bands compromise in search of greater success, Alexisonfire doubled down with even heavier riffs on album four, Old Crows/Young Cardinals. Released in 2009, it became their highest-charting record in America.

The guys never sacrificed the punk soul summoned in beat-up vans and basement shows. Blending their classic sound with new and forward-thinking textures, they produced Otherness themselves. Jonah Falco of Fucked Up mixed.

As Revolver Magazine noted in 2019: “It’s hard to overstate the influence Alexisonfire had in post-hardcore through the mid-2000s, their combination of singing and screaming setting the blueprint for many artists to come.”

Cypress Hill
6:30pm

Cypress Hill

Three decades ago, B Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs sparked a trip that left popular culture stoned, stunned, and staggering in anticipation for more. Naming themselves after a local street in Los Angeles, Cypress Hill burst on the scene in 1991 with the release of their self titled debut album. The single s “How I Could Just Kill a Man” and “The Phuncky Feel One” became underground hits, and the group’s public pro  marijuana stance earned them many fans among the alternative rock community.

Cypress Hill followed their debut with Black Sunday in the summer of 1993, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’ s Top 200 garnered three GRAMMY ® Award nominations and went triple platinum in the U.S. As a result, Cypress Hill became the first rap group to have two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 charts at the same time and are the first Latino American hip hop group to achieve platinum and multi platinum success. Since the releas e of Black Sunday Cypress Hill have put out seven more albums including 2018’s critically acclaimed, Elephants on Acid.

Cypress Hill made history once again in 2019 when the group was honored with their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 202 1, Cypress Hill released “Champion Sound.” Produced by Black Milk, the single appears on the soundtrack of R.B.I Baseball 21 the eighth  installment of the R.B.I. franchise developed by Major League Baseball and is also the featured song for the band’s par tnership with Montejo Cerveza. Cypress Hill will celebrate the 30 th anniversary of their self titled debut this year with a SONY reissue on vinyl, 7 inch box set, a reissue across all DSP’s that includes eight unreleased tracks, as well as a graphic novel. The band also announced their very own STANCE sock (out now) and w ill be releasing their “Hits From The Bong” documentary as part of Mass Appeal’s “Hip Hop 50” franchise in partnership with Showtime.

Silverstein
5:15pm

Silverstein Band

For the past two decades, Silverstein have relentlessly pushed themselves to become the best version of the band for both themselves and their fans. That determination has led the Ontario-based five-piece from their underground roots to becoming one of the most influential bands in their scene, playing two thousand-plus shows all over the globe, and selling over a million records. Now Silverstein are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the release of their 9th, and perhaps strongest album to date: A Beautiful Place To Drown. While many bands would take their 20-year anniversary as an opportunity to rest on the laurels of nostalgia, Silverstein (vocalist Shane Told, guitarists Paul Marc Rousseau and Josh Bradford, bassist Billy Hamilton, and drummer Paul Koehler) see the landmark as a time to appreciate how far they’ve come, while also channeling all those years of experience into something new. A Beautiful Place To Drown finds the band deftly balancing their core sound—an intensely dynamic mix of melody and aggression, rooted in the energy of hardcore punk and the unabashed earnestness of emo—with their natural growth as songwriters and evolving inspirations.

The Dirty Nil
4:15pm

 

The Dirty Nil

 

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