“I tend to write from experience,” says Niki, “both mine and that of others. It keeps the music real and something many can relate.”
(PRWEB) July 18, 2013
The BEAT100 community congratulates the first ever BEAT100 World Music Chart winners from the July 8th chart compilation on BEAT100! The official winners include Greek-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Olivia Hadjiioannou (OH.), UK-based singer and songwriter Niki Tyler, and Dan & Kathy, an Acoustic duo located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These musicians received the most votes from BEAT100 members for their outstanding musical abilities and, in return, have received international recognition, cash prizes, and a global press release from BEAT100.
Living in Athens, Greece, but also spending much time in New York City, Olivia says she was destined to pursue rock music from an early age. “[One day] I received a gift from a family member: a multi-track digital recorder,” she says, “I taught myself about sound engineering and recording and made a home studio. I haven’t stopped recording since that day.” OH. has since made a name for herself as a multi-instrumentalist, a composer, singer-songwriter, and sound engineer, singing, playing, recording, and writing all of the music throughout her EP, ‘Sleeping World’. The symphonic progressive rock artist certainly impressed BEAT100 members this past month with her track ‘Trials’ from her EP, receiving over 20,000 views and over 4,000 votes on the social network.
Following her EP release in February 2013, OH. received much recognition for her work internationally, receiving airplay on radio stations around the world, features on a number of progressive rock music communities, and recognition by music critics and label managers alike, including Nick Katona of Melodic Revolution Records who featured OH.’s music on his DJ Revolution radio show. In addition, OH. is also now collaborating with a number of established artists and will be featured on the upcoming OCEANS5 album, ‘Return to Mingulay’.
Fans can visit OH.’s website at to learn more about her most recent EP release, preview her tracks, and review her personal blog. BEAT100 members can follow OH. on the music video social network to watch her video for ‘Trials’ and stay up-to-date on future releases.
In second place on the BEAT100 World Music Video Chart, Niki Tyler achieved her second BEAT100 win following an April 15th placement on the BEAT100 Original Music Video Chart. Receiving over 18,000 views and 4,000 plus votes on her original song ‘Where Nobody Knows’, Niki shared the emotional song with BEAT100 to receive a strong following on the social network this past month.
Originally from London, Niki says her mother taught piano lessons at home growing up, influencing her from a young age to pursue music. After some time collaborating with bands, Niki found her best route was pursuing a solo career in singing and songwriting and began writing new original material for release. She soon began recording her debut album, ‘All This Time’, a project that took approximately a year to complete, and devoted the piece to her late father. Since the album release, Niki has been busy performing live shows, promoting her work, releasing music videos, and developing a fan base on BEAT100 and beyond.
Inspired by her favorite artists Adele and James Morrison, Niki says her music is mostly written about life experiences. “I tend to write from experience,” she says, “both mine and that of others. It keeps the music real and something many can relate.” Her debut album does just that, as Niki focuses on emotions of her father, while also singing about her passion for music, a passion she says was lost and then found. “I’d given up on my music a few years ago simply because it wasn’t working out,” says Niki, “Three years ago a series of fateful events occurred that pushed me back into music. Naturally I went with it… I won’t let it go again.”
BEAT100 members can follow Niki on the music video social network to watch her many music video and listen to her debut album, ‘All This Time.’ Fans can also visit Niki’s website to learn more about her tour dates and future information regarding her second album.
In third place on the BEAT100 World Music Chart this month, Acoustic duo Dan & Kathy present their soulful original song ‘Out for The Day’ filled with beautiful vocal harmonies accompanied by acoustic guitar. The duo met in college while attending Millersville University near Philadelphia, PA. Kathy began performing vocals in Dan’s band and the two started writing songs together in 1993 as a duo, including one of their first tracks, ‘Out for The Day’. After years apart while Dan lived on the West Coast, the duo now performs, records, and maintains an active status as a band in Philadelphia.
After spending the past 15 years teaching music, Dan says he hopes to never retire as he continues to devote much time to the Dan & Kathy duo, as well as his second band, ‘Glim Dropper’. “Much like BB King, I want to play and perform until I cannot hold an instrument any longer,” he says, “That will be the sweetest reward of all!” The duo says their biggest and happiest accomplishment is being able to continue producing original music while making a living from it.
BEAT100 members can follow the Dan & Kathy Duo on the music video social network to view their video for ‘Out for The Day’ while staying up-to-date on future performance dates and releases.
Musicians can join the BEAT100 network for free to upload their original and cover music videos for a chance to win international recognition on the BEAT100 World Music Video Chart and join the ranks of OH., Niki Tyler, and the Dan & Kathy Duo.