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Believe (@DanielleWithers & @JavierStarks)

Matthew Shell (MTS Music) on August 13, 2012 04:03

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The group Afro Blue has received a lot of national attention after blessing the public vocally on NBC's "The Song Off". Worldwide the group has found a home in the hearts of MANY. Recently Javier Starks recorded a beautiful song with Danielle Withers (vocal artist from Afro Blue). With this song, produced by Matthew Shell (MTS), we're currently planning a video shoot and are EXTREMELY excited to release "Believe" ... What a suiting name.

Believe on CDBaby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/MatthewShell
Believe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/believe-matthew-shell-presents/id522935062?v0=9988

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Artist Websites:
Danielle: http://DanielleWithers.com
Javier: http://JavierStarks.com
Matthew: http://MTSmusic.net

Special Thanks:
Afro Blue (Thank you for the S/O!): http://Youtube.com/watch?v=Iwv1gt4axfQ
Jason Baustin (Video editor & upcoming music video director who shot and edited Kenny Wesley's "Rock With You" vid): http://youtube.com/watch?v=23ZCNJEjAAg
Keanna Faircloth & WPFW 89.3 FM (Supporters from day one): http://SoundCloud.com/JazzyGirlRock
Family, Friends & Fans (We truly appreciate your support!!)

Song Credits:
Written & Performed by Danielle Withers & Javier Starks
Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Matthew Shell aka MTS
Co-Produced, Co-Arranged & Drums by Thomas Morris
Co-Written & BGV by Ama Atobrah
Piano by Vahagn Stepanyan
Guitar by Devin Spear
Bass by Mr. Turner
Mastered using the Slate Digital FG-X Processor
Recorded at Assembly Line Studios, Vienna, VA
© 2012 MTS Music

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ABOUT DANIELLE

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Danielle has been singing longer than she has been talking. Danielle grew up in a household filled with the music that her parents blared from a record player on a constant basis. From David Bowie to The Winans, the house was filled with varying genres of music, and Danielle grew to appreciate them all. Having lived all over the world, learning various musical styles was always important. Music became woven into the very fabric of Danielle's life.

As Danielle grew older, music became more than just a hobby for her; it became her passion. She decided to make it a lifelong pursuit. From the mini performances in her car seat on family trips, to solos in her bedroom mirror and "live concerts" for family in the living room, her love of music only continued to grow. This love for all things music led her to participate in award winning show, gospel, and concert choirs. Eventually, the musical theatre bug bit, and she excelled there as well, garnering leading roles.

Danielle chose to attend Howard University. As a Music Education major with a Vocal Performance minor, Danielle was given leading roles in several musicals, joined the Howard Gospel Choir, and was the first freshman to join the amazing vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue. While pursuing her degree, Danielle also taught Choir at John Phillip Sousa Middle School.

In her sophomore year at Howard, Danielle added a career as a background vocalist for various R&B and Gospel artists. This new aspect of her musical pursuit took her all over the world. From Moscow to Ethiopia; China to LA; Danielle began to fill her passport...and her experiences in the music industry. She has shared the stage with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Geri Allen, Ben Vereen, Mya, Mario, Kim Burrell, John Mayer, Marvin Hamlisch, Nneena Freelon, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Kierra Sheard, Doobie Powell, and various others.

Accomplishments

2011 NBC's "The Sing Off" Top 4 Finalist (Afro Blue)
2012 WAMA Award Winner: SPOTLIGHT AWARD (Afro Blue)
2012 WAMA Award Winner: A CAPPELLA GROUP (Afro Blue)

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ABOUT JAVIER

Emcee, songwriter, youth worker, poet, skateboarder, an all around genuine spirit. Javier Starks fuses clean lyrics with varied vocal melodies to create his unique flow. From intricate double or sometimes even triple entendres, to subtle poems, his range is truly boundless. Though often compared to musicians from HipHop's "Golden Era", Javier finds inspiration in every genre of music. As a result his works have found homes in the hearts of many, age is never an issue.

Given a chance to reach Baltimore and DC youth in 2005, Javier made a decision to that he'd be the role model that MOST were seeking. Currently he works closely with an extremely talented production team at House Studio DC. His latest project "Faces Of Change" has brought together some of the brightest "acts" in his area.

Now aligned with others who share a similar vision, it's hard to believe such a talent would fall short. Driven, humble and a true student of his craft, we expect many great things from Javier in the days to come.

Accomplishments

2011 Mid Atlantic Song Contest Finalist (Pop) -- "The Moment"
2011 Mid Atlantic Song Contest Honorable Mention (Hip Hop/R&B) -- "Alright Now"

...from the NEW album "VICTORIOUS" Released July 25, 2013 @
http://narked.com/release/victorious

Available @
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/victorious-matthew-shell-presents/id638902184
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mattshell5
http://www.amazon.com/Victorious-Matthew-Shell-Presents/dp/B00CIME7L6/

Album Reviews @
http://www.jamati.com/online/music/victorious-definitely-a-triumph-of-music/
http://generationbass.com/2013/04/27/matthew-shell-and-arun-shenoy-genesis-single-full-victorious-lp-preview/

Also check out the "GENESIS" Music Video (Released by Steven Slate) @
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z1yCui6Xss&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL2C85B86135D0E656

More info @ http://MTSmusic.net & http://Narked.com

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