Category Archives: Profiles

Forever Came Calling: Live at City View Sound

Forever Came Calling formed in the year 2006 as a Senses Fail and Taking Back Sunday cover band. After multiple lineup changes, John Swaba joined as bassist. Then, they recorded and released their debut EP, HopE P.assion.

The success only continued from there. The band was featured on the documentary, No Room For Rockstars, which helped them gain recognition in advance of their first split EP with Handguns (2011). In 2012 they released their first full-length album, Contender and soon after needed a new guitarist. They found one in Isaac Taylor, who was with them when they released Family Thief, their second split EP, in 2013.

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Finding the Beauty: MICVH Set to Release Debut EP, ‘Singularity’

Throughout her life, MICVH (real name Micah Cottingham) has encountered a wide spectrum of experiences, situations, and people that have shaped her worldview into one that is unique and all-encompassing. The folk/blues artist’s travels to foreign and domestic lands, where she has encountered triumph and tragedy alike, have led her to find the beauty and meaning in every life event.

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Mike Roi: Live at City View Sound

Black Book Magazine in New York City called Roi and the Secret People’s Mike Roi one of the eight greatest up-and-coming artists “who create vibrant, unconventional music in spite of living outside the center of the cool New York.” With his magnetic stage presence, angelic voice, and deft lyrics, he has proven there is no genre he cannot master — from Southern and hard rock, to indie and folk.

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The Crowning: Live at City View Sound

Hailing from Stroudsburg, PA, The Crowning was formed in the summer of 2017 by Micah Martin, Ty Nordstrom, and Walter Lee. Having met just a month prior, they quickly realized they had something unique and immediately headed into the studio.

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‘Tis the Season: Let’s Get Festive with Dogwood Tales

Artwork credit: Stephen Omark

Festival season is here and it’s one of my favorite times of the year for a number of reasons. As a musician, it provides several opportunities to perform in front of and be heard by larger audiences. It also presents an opportunity to network with those audiences. As a music lover, it’s a chance to discover new music. For me, the latter is as appealing as the former and I rarely, if ever, walk away disappointed.

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Rofo Audio: Live at City View Sound

Rofo Audio is a power trio formed in the summer of 2014 in the Philadelphia suburbs. The band incorporates combined influences of power rock, laced with acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonies that work seamlessly together with riff-oriented guitar melodies. The result is a unique sound that delivers intrigue with every track.

In this episode of Live at City View Sound, Raymond Short (guitar/vox) discusses the band’s approach to releasing full-length records in a single-heavy market.

Live at City View Sound connects the face to the voice, the emotion to the artist, and the recordings to a raw performance. This series features artists of all genres, with each episode consisting of a 3-4 minute interview and an acoustic performance. Every artist has a craft and a unique sound. Live at City View Sound strives to showcase these artists in their own element.

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Raven Kai: Live at City View Sound

Pop music is constantly changing, and finding one’s sound can be an incredible transformative and, at times, challenging experience for a young artist. Double that when that artist is moving halfway across the planet to pursue a career in music.

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Star-Crossed: Pop Trio Lost Stars Set to Release ‘Sirens + Light’ July 5

Pictured L-R: Charley Holden, Damian Malnar, Trey Warner

Originally hailing from Kansas, the members of Nashville-based pop trio Lost Stars are true to their name. They have the chemistry and camaraderie of a group drawn together, perhaps by fate.

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Mark Fahad: Live at City View Sound

30 years of rock and roll — including touring, writing, singing and recording — can go along way. Mark Fahad has done it all over his extensive career.

In this episode of Live at City View Sound, Mark discusses his love for music, and plays us a song off his upcoming EP. Check out his episode in the link below!

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