. . . really "found yourself?" Where the music lifted you up, connected you with the people around you, built a bridge between you and the singers onstage? Swept up by the music, you whispered to yourself, "This is where I belong."
What would you sing? What story would you tell? How would your life change if you sang out for what you really want? Singing words you've always longed to sing. A little nervous, but feeling so alive, with your voice soaring . . . .
Even as we have all faced challenges this past year, there are some good reasons to celebrate. An original music EP, a TV ad for Bloomingdales, a recent review, a new student website, and 32 total five star reviews - all generated by our singers and studio.
Dan, a nationally award-winning a cappella singer, has a haunting original holiday song on Spotify - "It's a Wonderful Life." In 2022, watch for his debut indie-pop singer/songwriter EP "Day by Day". Listen to his pre-released "Serendipity" with 96,000+ plays.
After two 2019 solo acts at The Duplex Cabaret NYC, Rose has launched her first singer/songwriter website (see Singers page). You can hear her singing in live videos, including 2 original songs. She is now available for gigs, weddings, or any place else you want her to sing.
See the new addition to the Reviews webpage. NJArts.net published a great article including the Anthony Tamburro Band's performance at Jersey City's Mastro's GBDD (Guitar Bar Drum Den) featuring the song "Windswept" from his debut roots rock singer/songwriter album "Alaska."
JaQuita's new nat'l 60 sec TV ad features her singing Diana Ross' hit "I'm Coming Out" for Bloomingdales. Hear it on the BJ Simon Studio FB page. JaQuita's 1st 60 sec nat'l TV ad was 5 years ago - Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" for Arm and Hammer - now with 1.5 million views on YouTube.
BJ Simon Singing
32 five star reviews
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Looking for an unusual gift? Our studio recommends the Fire Department Coffee mug. This flame color changing mug catches fire when you pour your coffee in, so you know it's piping hot every time!
You can hear the Fire Department Coffee's (FDC) Internet ad at the top of our Video Page - because they used the original song "Medicine" from our own Nick Fargo, and his rock band MoTHER.
The company is veteran-owned and run by active and retired firefighters. They also support heroes in need through the FDC Foundation - 10% of net proceeds go to help provide resources and assistance to first responders who have been injured on the job.
Because you love music, and support our firemen (like Nick), you can use this one time 20% off coupon for all the products at FireDeptCoffee.com - use 20FDC at checkout.
• Megan - "You're also a Jersey City firefighter! . . . Are there any similarities between the rush you get running into a burning building and the rush you get performing on stage?"
• Nick - "Of course! Obviously, they have their major differences as well. Being on stage doesn't usually have the 'I might die doing this' factor, but it is certainly a major rush, and it is a very big reason why I continue to perform. I kind of get to disappear up on stage. Even though I may be in front of a ton of people, it's truly an escaped moment. They are both big adrenaline inducing lines of work, and I am a junkie for that stuff.
"It's also very similar in the aspects of family, brotherhood, and teamwork. On the fire truck, there are four of us working as a unit to keep each other and those we serve as safe as possible. The same goes on stage: as we form this sound, this show, and these feelings as one. A lot of it comes down to unspoken communication which is a great thing to experience."
"Rock N Roll is our Medicine and
Nick Fargo of MoTHER is our Doctor."
By Meghan Ianiro, publisher of the Internet magazine "Megazine." The interview is about MoTHER's most recent original song - "Medicine."