THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED!!! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW! BUT...
We need to open the competition up again to make sure we have one talented female to represent. So, go here and vote now!
The 8th Annual Restoration Rocks concert is around the corner (Saturday, October 11)!
Residents are in for a treat, with performances by Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick and Rochelle Fleming, CM3, Raymond Luke, Jr., and Condola. But there's more: The show will also feature 3 local opening acts-- emerging talent representing our home borough of Brooklyn!
But Restoration needs your help: It's the viewer's choice!
Restoration has been collecting submissions and has narrowed down the list to eight local acts. And now it's in your hands: Check out this lineup of up-and-coming talent, read their bio, watch their video, and vote!
There's a 24-hour window (the polls close at 5:00pm Friday, October 10).Vote now! Your input will be critical in deciding who will rock on Saturday!
*Advisory: Some adult language may be used
Markus Arthur was born February 5, 1998 in Brooklyn, New York. Markus attends Talent Unlimited High School for the Performing Arts in New York. He is majoring in instrumental music and is a sophomore. He aspires to be a film, music producer, and ultimately an attorney. His love of the Cello has afforded him the opportunity to play with the "Noel Pointer Phantazia Youth Orchestra" since 2008 to 2012. Markus is a cellist member of the Interschool Orchestra. Additionally, he is enrolled in the Future Music Mogul Program at NYU as well as Poet-Linc, 2014. He would like to further his career by becoming a professional Cellist and Bassinet. Markus' motto is to share the gift of music to everyone. "Without music life would be boring." Arts and education is the heart beat of life.
miss al boogie
miss al boogie is finding a new home in making music. She began singing and dancing as a child, but after moving to Brooklyn when she transferred to NYU she immersed herself in the club and street dance community. She absorbed the music and the movement of NYC like a sponge. Raised between Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Albany, NY, she spent much time at roller skating rinks and school dances as well as frequent rock concert attendance with her father and brothers. You can hear this influence on the music she writes and performs now. Called a quirky Teena Marie or an R&B Bjork, miss al boogie likes to produce a thoughtful lyric, a strong groove and a funky vocal. She is currently penning and collaborating on production of her next album.
As a young, driven, accomplished singer-songwriter, B. Notes have worked with top producers in the business on projects for Jennifer Lopez, Trey Songz, Jason Derulo, Taylor Swift to name a few, and have recently placed music with the National Football League (NFL) Network. Fans from Japan, Canada, America, Haiti, India, Africa and Italy among other parts of the world are already raving about B. Notes' music and the upcoming tour which also has a component that raises awareness about safer sex. The promotional campaign for this tour and the new single was successfully launched at Toronto's Caribana Carnival and Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade last month. The rising phenom is currently finishing up his mixtape, expected to be released this coming winter.
Official music video for 11-yr-old rapper Amor Lilman's new single "Whats Going On," with appearances by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Queens Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrey and Geoffrey Davis. Music produced by Christina Lynn Forbes and directed by Stray Pome of Anything Is Possible Media. Special thanks to Shea Moore of Liquid Ink Management (212) 470- 2772
Ashley "Vontrise" Tubbs
Gifted singer and songwriter Ashley "Vontrise" Tubbs was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant-- Marcy Houses to be exact. Vontrise started singing in the church at the tender age of five and she has been singing ever since. Singing came easy for Vontrise because her father is a church musician and mother would sing in concert choirs. Of course to perfect her craft and become aware of techniques Vontrise attended and completed a Singer/Songwriter workshop at Medgar Evers College. Vontrise has a unique style of singing, because she has infused the sound of Gospel, Jazz and R&B into one sound. With her wide range and versatility she is able to conquer any style of music, but her heart has and always be with Gospel music. Vontrise has a gift that was truly given to her by God and she in return will forever give God the glory and acknowledgement.
"The Others" just won the "Faces in the Crowd Showcase" competition at SOB's. They are all 16 years old and have currently also performed at Afro Punk Battle of the Bands and at Le Poisson Rouge. They have been getting their music out there and this would also be another great opportunity. Two are from Bed-Stuy and the other is from Flatbush. There stage names are Bones, Anonymous, Clouse & Unknown.
Check out their latest song on Sound Cloud.
artist DEEP are seven-time Apollo winners with their release of the Invisible Gallery EPK coming soon! ShoTime (Kenny) and Elijah have been performing since the age of ten when they won their first talent show. Since then they set their sights on stardom, determined to become professional entertainers, they invested many years studying the music and lyrics of prominent artists who inspired them—Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, Teddy Pendergrass, Michael Jackson and the late Tupac Shakur.