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Austin Based Singer Songwriter Ferera Swan Announces Emotional Debut Single “Second Time” for Release on February 1, 2019!

Emerging singer- songwriter, Ferera Swan packs a compelling vocal laced with a ton of emotion. Swan is ready to introduce her artistry and heap of talent withherbrand new single “Second Time,” slated for debut on February 1, 2019.

Austin, TX, January 08, 2019 – Emerging singer- songwriter, Ferera Swan packs a compelling vocal laced with a ton of emotion. Swan is ready to introduce her artistry and heap of talent withherbrand new single “Second Time,” slated for debut on February 1, 2019.

Ferera describes the complexities to adoption in her deeply moving pop ballad. “Second Time” is a song intensely rooted from loss, grief, and love. The track was written for Ferera’s own birth mother after their reunion, where they experienced the loss for each other all over again. The song gently builds with delicate piano melodies that follow Ferera’s impassioned vocals. Swan sings: “how can you say you love someone, you don’t even want to know?” Her voice is layered with such range and texture that embraces this confusion, despair, and tenderness behind the song.

As Ferera discovers her own internal conflicts she anticipates for listeners to do the same, so they can uncover this ongoing journey of healing together. By opening up, she connects with others to encourage their own resolutions.

“By allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, we inspire others to be curious about their own pain, Ferera Swan notes. Together, we spread the kind of love & healing this world needs.”

Second Time” was produced by former Seal drummer Ramy Antoun (A&F Drum Co.); the work of Jacob Hildebrand (Miranda Lambert), Jake Riley (The Spazmatics), Sergio Andrade (Lifehouse); and mixes/masters by the notable, multi GRAMMY award-winning Reid Shippen.

“Second Time” is the debut single from Ferera Swan’s planned upcoming EP.

About Ferera Swan:

Growing up in Houston, Texas, began piano lessons with music theory and ear training at age 3. Three years later she started violin lessons. After learning that she was adopted at age 10, Ferera poured unanswered questions into music, writing her first song at age 12, followed by her first cinematic score at age 14 titled ‘Serenity’, which was premiered by four orchestras for a turnout of over 2,ooo during her senior year of high school. Her original piece, ‘Lighthouse’, was featured as a soundtrack in the film documentary, Swim For The Reef, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France, 2016. Ferera has also played at notable venues in the South and West Coast including: Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Ferera plans to continue touring in support of her upcoming EP, set for a 2019 release.

Her upcoming record gives fans a brand-new perspective on this artist from the inside out: revealing an intimate collection of messages relevant to all of us, reaching the hearts of all listeners.By inspiring others with her story through music as an artist, adoptee, and a voice for adoptees, Ferera is passionate advocate for raising awareness in the areas of mental/emotional health, trauma education & research, victim abuse, and foster care & adoption.


Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood CA 90093




Pop-Rock Singer-Songwriter Jonathan Cavier Releases Cheap Trick Cover “The Flame”

“The Flame” is the second installment in the “Cavier Covers” series.

Los Angeles, CA, October 06, 2016 – Pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Cavier has released his version of the classic Cheap Trick song “The Flame” available now on iTunes and other major retail outlets. This single is part of the new “Cavier Covers” series in which Jonathan covers songs that are important to his musical life. The first song in the Cavier Covers series is a faithful rendition of Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” also available now.


Jonathan Cavier has always been a fan of Cheap Trick and their music has influenced his own in a variety of ways. One subtle page that Jonathan has taken out of the Cheap Trick book is the use of a twelve-string bass on his debut solo album Premier, which was released earlier this year. Tom Peterson, bassist for Cheap Trick, is well known for playing a twelve-string bass, and is even credited as the brainchild behind the instrument’s creation in 1977. As the second song in the Cavier Covers series, “The Flame” gives Cavier a unique chance to highlight this instrument that is so important to the sound of his original music.

Cavier has also recently released a performance video for his new studio song “Promise”, which appears on Premier. The video shows Jonathan in his studio, performing the song with his signature twelve-string acoustic guitar and keyboard setup. You can view the video along with vlogs from Jonathan about various topics on his YouTube channel.

About Jonathan Cavier:
Originally from Northern California, Cavier (pronounced “cav-AIR”) has been based in Phoenix, AZ for several years and up until recently was performing as Alan Clark in atmospheric pop duo EyeTalk. Over the course of ten years and five albums, this venture saw Cavier’s music reach audiences as far-flung as Italy, the UK, and Australia. After five albums and hundreds of shows played throughout the US, Cavier has reimagined himself and has formed a new musical identity on his debut solo album Premier. In addition to his musical endeavors, Cavier is a semi-professional tennis player and a member of the USTA and IFT. Cavier says that practicing and playing in tournaments is like “the fountain of youth.”

Follow Jonathan:
Website: http://caviermusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonathanCavierMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jcaviermusic/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jcaviermusic

For more information, to request an interview, or for a review copy of “The Flame”, “Save a Prayer”, or ‘Premier’ contact:

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Singer-Songwriter Brandon Mchose Plugs in and Rocks Harder than Ever on his New Four Song EP Late Night Set for January 17 Release

Features The New Track Impacting Triple A Radio: “Next 3”

Hollywood, CA, January 13, 2012 – Choosing progress over comfort and musical evolution over the same old, same old, singer/songwriter Brandon McHose made two major career decisions—one musical, one geographical—over the past two years.

With two tracks from his upcoming EP Late Night currently making an impact at radio and his eyes set on a Midwest tour, both are paying off big time.

After two predominately acoustic based full length albums, he pulled a complete 180, unveiling an explosive new, electric guitar driven sound on his upcoming new four track EP Late Night. The title track “Late Night” is currently in rotation at numerous college radio stations throughout the U.S. and “Next Three” shipped to Triple AAA on November 14.

Picking up and moving from Austin after five years, McHose high-tailed it back to his home region of the Midwest, choosing Chicago for a batch of exciting new career opportunities. Since hitting “The Big Windy” in 2010, the multi-talented artist has headlined at the Hard Rock Cafe, Taste of River North Festival and the House of Blues Foundation Room, in addition to creating successful residencies for himself in neighborhood venues (like the Citizen Room) that had never had music before.

While his sizzling guitar sound and powerhouse live performances have earned him hundreds of fans throughout the city, Chicago’s thriving indie music scene is also a springboard for McHose’s latest touring endeavors along the I-35 corridor, which stretches from Northern Minnesota through his home region of Central Iowa down to Southern Texas.

McHose launched his recording career with two well received acoustic based full length albums helmed by big name producers. Life Eclipse (2007) was produced by Chris Maresch, who has played with Eric Johnson; the set featured famed keyboardist Riley Osbourne, who once played with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble. Token (2008) was produced by Michael Ramos, a onetime member of The BoDeans whose credits include John Mellencamp and Los Lonely Boys.

Combining the melodically infectious, lyrically insightful vibe of classic singer/songwriters (James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon) with a Santana/Beck/Van Halen-like ability to shred, McHose has evolved into a multi-faceted artist in the tradition of his chief influences Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Jimi Hendrix and—straight from his country phase—Vince Gill and Brad Paisley.

Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, Brandon McHose was introduced to the guitar by his father, once an aspiring guitarist himself. That’s a common story, a parent sharing passion with a child, but the guitar McHose his dad used to teach him, a 74 Les Paul, makes the history just a bit more extraordinary. His father’s eclectic music collection introduced the young musician to legends like The Beatles, Stones and The Who, but McHose says the reason he began playing more seriously was the solo he saw Joe Walsh do on VH1, in a clip from when he was with The Eagles.

McHose’s equal passion and skill in track and field earned him a full scholarship to Drake University, but he left after one year to ponder his musical future. His family sought professional advice by meeting with the Assistant Chair of the Guitar Department at the famed Berklee School of Music in Boston. After McHose auditioned, the professor’s professional opinion was that his skill and talent levels were far beyond that of a typical student; he recommended that the best road for him was not four years in college but to embark immediately on his career. McHose took this advice and chose Austin, Texas as the perfect environment to hone his craft. While making the connections necessary to launch his recording career, he worked his way up to playing live four nights a week, performing at such venues as The Saxon Pub and Threadgill’s.

“I felt that moving to a major market like Chicago would be a great step forward,” he says, “not only because of the many opportunities to perform in the city and surrounding area, but also because it’s centrally located, close to my hometown of Des Moines and a great centrally located base to tour from. That’s really where the excitement happens, up there onstage. I love feeling the energy from the crowd and trying new things with the songs and with my guitar every night.”

Official website: http://www.brandonmchose.com

For more information on Brandon McHose contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High PR: 323-806-0400 or chip@mileshighproductions.com

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093