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December 10, 2018:


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Long Island’s Tina DeCara Releases New Single Titled “Solo”

December 8, 2018:


According to Tina, the song “Solo” is about “being content with yourself and loneliness.”


Tina DeCara Long Island singer


The song’s is uplifting, and according to Music Mayhem Magazine “will have you singing and dancing along for weeks after the first listen. This new single is all about loving yourself when you’re at your loneliest. Quite often, we’ve set upon a path of success that leads us down a path that only we can travel. This is especially true when pursuing the art of music and pushing onwards to the success as a recording artist, with all its highs and lows.


That’s how “Solo” came to be when Tina was feeling low and alone with the need to share her internal struggles in a format for her to push on her own path of success.”

Tina added “I wrote this song when I was feeling down about not having people to rely on. Then I realized I have my music. That’s where Solo became! Then I recorded it on my phone and went to my friends studio in queens and exploded all over the mic. I hope others connect with this song and realize how powerful music can be. You can always count on music and yourself.”

Check out Tina’s “Solo” video:




To learn more about Tina, and to follow her rising music career, here are the links you need:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3fuNbIz4IRCOGrc48hFtAv?si=K5DPYBY2Rc-Rpkq6PLdEOw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinaDeCaraMusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tinadecara

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TinaDeCara

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The Long Island Music Hall of Fame Celebrates its Seventh Annual Induction Ceremony

November 26, 2018:


Earlier this month, the Hall of Fame, held its induction ceremony, at The Space at Westbury.


The Long Island Music Hall of fame induction ceremony


According to NYmusic.com: “The Long Island Music Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization, honors, in its own words, “a diverse array of performers, groups, and music industry leaders that have made significant contributions to Long Island’s rich music history,” and earlier this month the Hall witnessed its seventh annual induction ceremony, on Thursday, November 7 at popular music venue The Space at Westbury.

The LIMHOF Awards Ceremony inducted eleven new members and groups this year, and they included the likes of more recently important artists, like sensational pop-punk group Taking Back Sunday and formative hip hop artists E.P.M.D, as well as more early icons of the music business, like Woodstock Music Festival promoters Michael Lang and Artie Kornfield (inducted separately), and music composer Jimmy Webb (who wrote “Wichita Lineman” for country music superstar Glen Campbell)”.

Nymusic.com has the complete story; here’s the link: https://nysmusic.com/2018/11/25/still-rock-and-roll-to-me-the-long-island-music-hall-of-fame-celebrates-its-seventh-annual-induction-ceremony/

To learn more about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, visit their website: http://www.limusichalloffame.org/

Here are a couple of videos from the evening:









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Toby TomTom, Releases First Single – Born 2 Be Free!

November 20, 2018:


The Long Island based artist used to perform acoustic folk in local bars, but now is converting his lyric folk songs to dance/edm; pulling on his dance, hip-hop and funk roots (all with the lyrical folk sensibilities).


Toby TomTom Long Island artist and musician


According to his website (link below), Toby TomTom is an Artist Songwriter/producer and visual artist from Akron, Ohio now based out of Long Island, New York. He is driven by the lyrical honesty and simplicity of folk music. His song lyrics and melodies are written in his dreams, chorded out on acoustic guitar and, converted into sonic events pulling on his roots in EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Hip-Hop/R&B, Funk, Jazz & Classical music!

According to Toby TomTom, he wrote his song Born 2 Be Free!, for his youngest son. Toby says “it reminds all of us that love conquers fear and we have the right, and most importantly, the fight, to be free! Ain’t no shackles!”

Here’s his video – Born 2 Be Free!



Check out his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TobyTomTom21/

Here’s a link to his website: https://www.tobytomtom.com/

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Dino Skatepark Releases “Boogeyman” Video

November 17, 2018:


In recognition of Halloween, Long Island’s Dino Skatepark released a music video called “Boogeyman.”


Dino skatepark band


The song is no simple tune. In fact, the punk band gets heavy in “Boogeyman,” and the song contains a mind-boggling eleven different time changes. Besides the challenging time elements, the song transforms from punk to jazz to heavy metal.

The video was filmed by local videographer Sean Johnson with a lot of input by Dino Skatepark vocalist Dylan Belpanno and drummer Joe Quinn.

Dino Skatepark is a six-piece Progressive Rock band with strong Pop-Punk and Ska-Punk roots. Dino Skatepark finds a way to blend a balance of many different styles and sounds into their music to appeal to as many listeners as possible. The band was formed in 2014 and since then has had a constant drive to produce music and perform their music live.

Dino Skatepark released their five track, debut EP, “Dino Skatepark” in the spring of 2016. One year later, they re-recorded and re-mastered those songs and then added new songs into their latest work titled, “Dino Skatepark: Take Two.”

You can find their music on sites such as iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, Pandora and Bandcamp.

You can follow Dino Skatepark on Bandsintown, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with their upcoming shows. Stay tuned for more upcoming releases in 2018!

Here’s the video:



Here is a link to the band’s bandcamp page: https://dinoskatepark.bandcamp.com/

Here’s the band’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DinoSkatepark/

And finally, a link to the band’s website page: https://dinoskatepark.wixsite.com/dinoskatepark

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