Go to
Featured
Artist
  New Music  show
February 5, 2018

Go Back
  Full Album
 

Mike McCleary

Mike McCleary is a solo rock artist from Northern Ontario, Canada. Having played several instruments since he was a teen, Mike has been inspired by artists and bands across a wide variety of genres, and has made an effort to merge several influences into a unique blend of grunge, funk, and rock.
Musically, listeners might notice Mike’s nods to bands like Godsmack, Pantera, and Avenged Sevenfold, or the more subtle traces of the distinct styles of Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, John Mayer, and Hawksley Workman.
Ultimately, Mike aims to use his music to make listeners think. “Music should evoke a response,” he says, “whether it’s helping you escape from the daily grind, or inspiring you to learn about a topic you would have otherwise ignored.
Music can be the perfect forum to open up the dialogue on subjects that would potentially be unwelcome or uncomfortable in a normal conversational setting.”
Album: Weight of the Truth (2018)
The original plan was for Weight of the Truth to just be a fun rock album. But then I noticed that a lot of my writing was focused on the ups and downs of life and its relation to mental health. Even after realizing this, I initially decided not to focus on it. I actually sat on “Be the One” for weeks after writing it, as the song is obviously about mental illness, and I was too worried about the negative stigma that comes with that. But as I’ve said elsewhere, I like my music to carry a message and start conversations, and this is no exception.
Since coming to terms with my own depression and anxiety, I have become intimately familiar with both the personal challenges and the negative stigma that comes with mental illness. I encourage everybody that thinks mental health is a choice to actually create an open dialogue with anybody suffering from one of these conditions - learn more about them, don’t just assume weakness without knowing the full story. This is why I feel it’s so important to tackle this issue with my music.


Notes for the artist:
This page will always be here under your name in "Featured Artists" You can always send us an updated Bio using 'CONTACT' on Menu at the top of page.

# (PST) Name length Rating Notes
1 9:00 So Surreal 03:56 4 New song
2 9:04 The Working Poor 03:07 4 New song
3 9:07 The Me I Once Knew 03:35 4 New song
4 9:10 Weight of the Truth 03:18 4 New song
5 9:14 Roulette 02:45 4 New song
6 9:17 Be the One 04:02 4 New song
7 9:21 Clarity 04:54 4 New song
8 9:26 Date Night With Darkness 03:04 4 New song
9 9:29 Snakes and Ladders 04:13 4 New song
10 9:33 Disease 06:16 4 New song
11 9:40 The Other Side 03:55 4 New song
12 9:44 The Best Part 03:20 4 New song
13 9:47 Overkill 03:16 3 New song

Full album Featured Artist
 

Open Strum   

Open Strum features Michel Goguen, a multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter from Moncton, Canada. He writes rock and world music using open tunings on guitar which allow him to create multi-layered sounds. Open tunings were made popular by artists like Jimmy Page, Joni Mitchell and Keith Richards.
Michel loves to collaborate with local and international artists and teams up with other musicians for his songs. For example, the new single “Lovers' Lane”, produced by Sebastien Michaud (les Païens), features a duet with Rosa Laricchiuta (la Voix). The next single, releasing in May, features Pearl Lion on lead guitar (lead guitarist on Saturday Night Live).
A recent honor for Open Strum happened when the song “Lion’s Drum” reached the finals in the International Songwriting Competition last year. It is a great example of the uplifting and strong music that Open Strum creates.


Notes for the artistt
: This page will always be here under your name in "Featured Artists". You can always send us an updated Bio using 'CONTACT' on Menu at the top of page..

# (PST) Artist Name length Rating Notes
14 9:50 Open Strum Lovers' Lane 10:38 4 New song
15 10:01 Allen and Douglas Flutterby 03:41 4
16 10:05 Anja Schumann The Little Mermaid Song 04:20 4
17 10:09 BK Gray Hellbound 04:43 4 New song
18 10:14 Blue Return Everything 03:23 4 New song
19 10:17 Brendan McMahon Hotel Hemingway 04:28 4 New song
20 10:22 Danielle Haskell Always With You 03:51 3
21 10:26 A&L Tell Me When it's Over 03:36 4 New song
22 10:30 Kim Smith Back in Time 03:34 4
23 10:33 Mack Meadows Smilin' In The Islands 02:57 4
24 10:36 Mars Bonfire Better Luck Next Time 04:14 4
25 10:41 Nicole Berke UP  04:26 4 New song
26 10:45 Riff Reign Soulless Man 04:32 4
27 10:50 Sonny Hunter Times in Life 02:28 4
28 10:52 The Sorentinos Die Young  04:42 4
29 10:57 TolbertToz Riverside 04:08 4
30 11:01 W. Dire Wolff Waiting on Tulsa 04:42 4
31 11:06 Jiggley Jones Rain 04:12 4
32 11:10 Coco Scott Stay 03:42 4
33 11:14 WholeSpirit Mr Bone 04:00 4
34 11:18 Alan Fish Whisky on the Way 04:42 4
35 11:23 KURT ZELTNER Silence 04:48 4
36 11:28 James B Living The Dream 04:15 4
37 11:32 The Jess Novak Band Treat Me Right 03:12 4
38 11:36 TJ Doyle Favorite Places 04:50 4
39 11:40 Bang Bang Rouge Rains 04:44 4
40 11:45 Barley Station Waiting 03:04 4
41 11:48 Christopher Galen Nothing Else 04:00 4
42 11:52 Gaillion The Focal Point 04:57 4
43 11:58 Ghostly Beard No Return 05:18 4
44 12:03 Hector Ward & The Bigtime Uncle Chas 05:32 4
45 12:09 Hegarty  i dont want your love 02:03 4
46 12:11 James Thomas Band Siren 04:15 4
47 12:15 The Jess Novak Band Captivated 04:37 4
48 12:20 Jon Tessier A Minute or Two 03:17 4
49 12:23 Loose YOUR WAR IS OVER 04:29 4
50 12:28 The Nigel Purcell Trio Summers gone Revisited 03:22 4
51 12:31 No Good Sons Coming Home 05:03 4
52 12:36 Non Duo Shadows And Lights 04:04 4
53 12:40 Outerburst Release The Brake 04:39 4
54 12:45 Spacebabies Talking to God 03:15 4
55 12:48 Traces of Dawn Creeps 04:35 4
56 12:53 The U.S. Americans Fade Out 07:26 4
57 1:01 VITO Moonlight Dancing 03:44 4
58 1:04 Alison Reynolds 3 Monkeys 04:08 4
59 1:09 Angus Powell Passenger 03:14 4
60 1:12 Bleak Butcher Blues 04:28 4
61 1:16 Bristol Kids Wireless Dreams 02:39 4
62 1:19 Christopher Galen Too Late 03:46 4
63 1:23 Richard Gilbert Home 03:00 3
64 1:26 Brian The Hat Duckworth I'll Just Run Away 02:29 3 New song
65 1:29 PUKK Rank Amateur 02:57 3 New song
66 1:32 Nicumo Unholy War 05:14 3
67 1:37 JJ'S Music Retalliation Wake Me Up When It's All Over 04:37 3
68 1:42 Operation Neptune Spear Land of the Free 04:51 3
69 1:47 Accend Need You Here (feat. Alyssa Riley) 03:52 3
70 1:51 Bill Madison If I Had The Time 02:22 3
71 1:53 Maureen Griffin Precious Lord, Take My Hand 02:44 2
72 1:56 Maureen Griffin He Just Bought A New Bike 04:05 2