Jamie Lynn Noon:
I “found” this young lady, in a kind of “accident”. I had received a friend request, just this morning, from a glamour model named, “Sammie”. Before I accepted it, I went to look at her site to see what I could find out about why she had sent it.
Though it happens less, one may occasionally get these requests for people with…let’s say…”Photos For Sale”, and leave it at that. However, for reasons that escaped me at the time, she was on the up and up, had more ‘Friends’ than I did, and had been a MySpace member for a while.
I sent her a nice message, making sure she understood who she had “friended”. Suggested if there was anything specific I could assist with, to let me know, and welcomed her as a ‘Friend’. As I looked back over her site’s ‘Friend List’, I noticed this young lady’s Avatar, checked it out, and was enthralled at what I had found.
I wish there had been more, video wise, but there’s enough to “whet your appetite, not to mention a download available for free and one that raises money for Leukemia Research. She’s a talent to appreciate now, but also to “keep an eye on” in the future. If you don’t take the time to go listen to her songs on her page players, you will be missing a treat…Honest.
‘Cause, friends, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
Note, once again, aside from the Song List at the end of Chris Key's story, the links are scattered throughout the stories.
From Her Website Bio: Angels Spoke EP Press Release: 12/14/10
Hot on the heels of her dynamic debut EP, "A Moment to Break," California artist Jamie Lynn Noon is releasing her eagerly awaited follow-up, Angels Spoke, available now through major digital download outlets. And Jamie is primed to have another hit EP to her credit, with Angels Spoke released just as the singer-songwriter debuted at No. 25 on Billboard's new Social 50 Chart. Her charting feat is accompanied by a prominent feature article in Billboard Magazine (26 February 2011), chronicling Jamie's musical success on numerous social networking sites. Though she is releasing Angels Spoke independently, it is already making a remarkable impact on her old and new fans alike via Jamie's Internet social media engagement.
For Angels Spoke, Jamie Lynn Noon has assembled a collection of uplifting and melodic gems very much in the vein of her debut release. "This new record evolved organically from my first EP," says Jamie. "I specifically picked songs that were similar in style and mood to what my fans have come to expect from me." And while the EP's six songs deal with introspective vantage points on forgiveness in relationships and hope in the face of tragedy, the inspirational themes are wonderfully couched in Jamie's signature breezy California singer-songwriter melodies that go down like a cool drink on a hot summer's day. From the delicately steadfast opener, "Secret Power," through the irresistibly catchy hooks of "Like A Meteor", “The Second Of A Spark” and "Take Me Home," Angels Spoke is a touchingly autobiographical snapshot of Jamie's world - one that rewards listeners more musically and lyrically with each listen. Jamie's songs evoke chanteuses ranging from Chantal Kreviazuk to Linda Perry and Carly Simon at her peak.
Angels Spoke also serves as a summary of the multitude of success that Jamie Lynn Noon has experienced over the last couple of years. Aside from the notice awarded her debut EP, Jamie's haunting version of "Silent Night" was featured on iTunes at Christmas time and she has had songs spotlighted on television shows including "All My Children" and "The Real World." Keeping in tune with some of the music industry's savviest artists, Jamie recently made the move from California's San Francisco Bay Area down to Los Angeles in order to focus her attention on the publishing side of the business, establishing her as a multi-faceted musical force. Jamie has even launched an iPhone app that will help her fans follow her across her social media sites and keep track of all the activities that the singer-songwriter somehow manages to juggle.
"I wanted to do another EP specifically for the fans," declares Jamie. "I chose songs that are personal and mean a lot to me, but which would also really appeal to those who enjoyed 'A Moment to Break'." And, with the prominent song placement that Jamie has seen in recent days, it appears that Angels Spoke is already on its way to positioning Jamie Lynn Noon as an industry powerhouse in the publishing arena - and as a household name for her uniquely poignant and powerful work, which far belies the young artist's years. Angels Spoke is both a beautiful collection of unforgettably touching songs and the next chapter in the career of one of contemporary music's most talented rising stars.
According to Billboard Magazine:
The Social 50 ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites -- YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and iLike -- using a formula blending weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays.
She has a cause she expends a lot of energy for :
"I am offering my music to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a cause very close to my heart as I lost my grandmother to Lymphoma in late 2006. In exchange for your $3 donation to this organization,
I am offering a High-Quality MP3 digital download of a song titled "'Til Ya Make It" off my recent release ('Angels Spoke'), and an exclusive Klubjumpers Remix (Radio + Extended Version) of "A Moment to Break", the title track off my debut EP.
You will also receive a PDF download of the album artwork and an 8x10 autographed photo.” --Jamie Lynn Noon
Synchronicity runs deep. Shortly after I had spent a little time getting an overview on Jamie Lynn Noon, I got ANOTHER “Friend Request” from Chris.
I do get many requests from singers, bands, and performers, but truthfully not many from any that simply go by a first name. But hey…I’m nothing if not fair about things, so like “Sammie”, I went to find out who he was and “what was shakin’”.
WELLLLL!...I was definitely in for surprise number two of the day. Not only was Chris Keys an “A-List” Singer-Songwriter, but his depth and presentation was of the kind of quality that was like getting a chance to preview Springsteen before he was “known”.
Am I saying Chris is exactly like Springsteen? Not at all, but his voice, his way around a melody line, the simplicity of his “hooks”, and the story quality of his works DOES make you think of Springsteen. I’m pretty sure “The Boss” would like this guy.
Their backgrounds are actually similar. Springsteen grew up on the Jersey shore in an “edgy” kind of environment. He kept that edge and sowed it into his music.
Chris grew up in Belfast. I think that would pass as an ‘edgy’ kind of environment, as well. Chris’s take on life is a little gentler, but you can still hear Belfast in his voice and words, just like Jersey can’t ever be “exorcised” from Springsteen.
Northern Ireland-Friend Requests on MySpace…Interesting day-nu? ‘DeX’
The Short Bio:
Northern Irish Singer/songwriter Chris Keys had a passion for music from a young age. He grew up in Portstewart, a small seaside town where the beach, night sky and surfing brought out his creativity and had a big influence on his songwriting.
As a teenager Chris played in many bands gigging around the north coast area and began writing original material.
In 2005 he won North Down 'Pubstar', wowing the judges with his increasing catalogue of songs. Chris has been performing for years as a solo artist at a wide range of events. In 2010 he has made appearances on Balcony TV, Blast FM, Feile FM, Bandwagon TV, and performed at many great venues in Belfast, and throughout Northern Ireland, “Live at Five” Radio Performance in Belfast.
Also, in August 2010, Chris went to No.1 on the N. Ireland Chart with 'City Lights', followed by a second No.1 in December with 'There for you'.
He is continuously writing new material and looking for opportunities to showcase his music to a wider audience. Chris will be performing at music festivals and other events in 2011. Be sure to catch a gig.
From: TheBandWagonTV | Oct 17, 2010 | 1,433 views
I’m a singer / songwriter from Northern Ireland currently living outside Belfast. I write, record and produce all my music in a basic home studio. Hopefully one day this bio will read ... 'Hi, I’m Chris Keys, I live in L.A. and record all my music at Capitol Studios. I started playing the guitar at the age of 14. I was hooked and knew music would play a major part in my life. I hope you enjoy these tunes & live videos as much as I have enjoyed putting them together.
From: StephenORegan | Sep 16, 2010 | 1,897 views
PRESENTED BY TOM MILLETT
Chris Keys, Northern Irish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist had a passion for music at a young age, performing “You And I” on Live Dublin TV.
He grew up in Portstewart a small seaside town where the beach, night sky and surfing brought out his creativity and would influence his songwriting forever.
The Music speaks for itself. Hearing him would be like getting to hear “The Boss” before he got big. Songs include: “Halfway Home”, “There For You”, “Shooting Stars”, “Stronger”, “Under The Streetlight”, “Daydreams”, “Shadows”, “Side By Side”, “City Lights”(Single Version),