20th Century Rock
Song - Artist - Album
My Light Unseen - Impending Doom - Baptized in Filth
The Brazilian Project Radio show airs on Thursdays from 8:00am to 9:00am. April Holman will be the featured artist this week on Dec 15, 2011. April is a very talented local musician from Glastonbury, CT and she will be singing her music and other songs from her previous band Local News. Check out the awesome interview with her here at WHUS. You can listen to the interview at anytime through the link at the end of this page.
On Wednesday, Nov 30th 2011 we had the pleasure to have the singer and song-writer April Holman visiting the WHUS 91.7 FM studios for an interview. Born on April 22, 1986 in Glastonbury, CT she learned that at the early age of 6 singing for her was a natural ability. Later on with 11 years old she got an electric guitar for Christmas, and only last year April Holman started to play out with her wonderful voice and guitar skills amazing everyone who listens to her music. In 2010, April Holman and four other musicians formed a band called Local News which has April on Vocals and Guitar, Jesse Moriarty on Bass, Richard Hamilton on Drums, Chad Johnston on Keyboard and Kevin Rootes on lead guitar.
The Local News band has blended a variety of genres, seamlessly mixing soul, jazz, rock, and funk. Each member contributes a different style which forms a sound all their own. The Local News Band genre of music is self-called So Jarunk = Soul, Jazz, Rock and Funk
Jesse Moriarty with his melodic and funk driven basslines; the tight grooves of Richard Hamilton; the masterful guitar work of Kevin Rootes; Chad Johnston's ingenious approach to keys and through it all are April Holman's sultry vocals.
In the beginning of 2011 the Local News Band released the CD called Jesse’s Room and the music is available on itunes webpage. In order to contact April Holman for scheduling shows and interviews, please visit the band webpage on facebook http://www.facebook.com/LocalNewsBand or http://www.reverbnation.com/localnews
April Holman now is working towards her solo CD release for next year. She came to the WHUS last week and we had the opportunity to hear three brand new songs from her future CD. The full 35 minutes exclusive interview with the singer and song-writer April Holman at WHUS is available here