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 Professional music enthusiast, blogger, promoter, podcaster, and songwriter MIKE O'CULL covers only the hottest independent artists from around the world. He writes reviews and hosts The Sounds of Chicago Podcast for ChicagoMusicGuide.com, hosts The VT New Music Discovery Podcast for www.VishnusTrumpet.com, blogs about guitar equipment for www.GuitarGeary.com, and reviews music for IndieBandGuru.com, one of the most popular review sites on the Internet. He also provides writing services and coaching for musicians and creatives.

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REVIEWS & RELEASES!

THE MERRY JAYNZ "SET ME FREE" REVIEW - NEW SINGLE!

THE MERRY JAYNZ 

“Set Me Free” single 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

The Merry Jaynz is a rock/blues/psychedelic/electric/acoustic band based in South Knoxville, Tennessee that has been able to forge new music inspired…

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FOLKENPHUNK ALBUM PREVIEW - ROCKIN' SOME BLUEGRASS!

FOLKENPHUNK 

New Album Preview 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

FolkenPhunk is, by now, a familiar sight and sound to acoustic music aficionados in the eastern third of the USA. The band has developed…

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ZAMA RRIPA "AMERICAN SOUL" REVIEW - PROTEST AMERICANA!

ZAMA RRIPA 

American Soul 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

Zama Rripa is a Miami, Florida-based singer/songwriter/busker who clearly knows the difference between being meaningful and sounding meaningful. He is a direct, plain-spoken writer…

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GIANNI PESSINO "CHASING" REVIEW - JAZZ/FUNK/FOLK/ROCK!

GIANNI PESSINO 

Chasing 

Smiling Face Records 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

Gianni Pessino is a guitarist and songwriter from Italy with a remarkable grasp of many different writing and playing styles. His…

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MAJOR MOMENT "ONE SMALL STEP" REVIEW - ALTERNATIVE ROCK!

MAJOR MOMENT 

one small stEP 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

Major Moment is a multicultural and multinational rock band from Boston, Massachusetts with a body and soul-moving sound that recalls the best moments…

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JILL M. STONE "TAUGHT" REVIEW - INDIE SONGWRITER!

JILL M. STONE 

Taught 

Review by Mike O’Cull, independent music journalist. www.mikeocull.com 

Chicago-based poet and songwriter Jill M. Stone has a gift for direct communication. Her songs sound deceptively simple at first but her words…

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