Happy Birthday America! The Djamm is on Holiday break for Merica’s 4th of July Birthday! We decided to highlight the beginnings of our podcast show from 2015!. Tune in as we turn back time, and enjoy the clips from September all the way to December! These clips have never been available on our website until now! Please have a safe Holiday, and will be back next week to update you on the big news in the Djamm world!
Introducing, The Kingdom, The Band. Do they play Christian rock? Sure they do. Just ask ’em.
But, as many southern rockers would say, that ain’t all.
Nope, not even close.
To see these young people is to witness the invention of an entirely new flavor of rock and roll. It’s original, genre-jumping, sandal stomping, southern style jams.
Hold on a minute. We’re getting ahead of ourselves. First, close your mind’s eye and picture not just another rock band, but the most gifted group of young people you’ve ever met. Imagine now their music, a dynamic, untraveled approach for not just rock, but the soul of all traditional rock, with an out-of-the-box spiritual flair.
You’ve never heard this before. Huh-uh… nothing even close.
Now, open your eyes… and your ears !
In this June 23, 2016 appearance, wholesome, fun loving music phenoms The Kingdom blow Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan away with unbelievable vocals, harmony, instrumentals and musical arrangements tight and powerful enough to make a composer blush ! WOW! Alternating between panting through sweltering Oklahoma heat and feeling goosebumps over the original music… it’s enough to catch musical pneumonia !
Their music almost certainly defies category and description, but suffice it to say, that if you listen to The Kingdom on DJMM, you’ll witness the emergence of what is almost certainly the greatest new genre-bending band of the era.
They’re self-styled country pop / Christian rock / soul / southern rock and so much more rolled into one… or six, made into one. The sound is fresh, unique, honest. The camaraderie they share is as organic as the friendship that brought them together.
OH, and did we mention that they dropped a previously unreleased single with US last night?! They hit us with a hot new track of their original dit, Flesh and Bone. How cool is THAT?
An exciting, fresh faced group of gifted young artists are scheduled to chat with Doc and MadMan tomorrow night as part of the next step of their burgeoning career.
The Kingdom, a Southern / Christian Rock band hailing from our corner of Oklahoma will interview and perform for Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan as part of the regularly scheduled show tomorrow (June 23) night.
Firm and proudly entrenched in their Christian Rock foundation, (some of the members actually met at an Oklahoma church camp), the music which The Kingdom has created transcends that which comes from most other existing brands of spiritual contemporary music.
In other words, these kids ain’t your average church rock cover group. They definitely have their own, ROCKIN’ sound !
“We’re SUPER excited to have a chance to share the music this extremely talented group of young people have,” said Matt “MadMan” Mayo. “Their YouTube performances ‘sing’ for themselves.” he said. “They’re quite a unique blend of young people, with a wisdom beyond their years. It’s honest, sweet and sincere, but with a little edge,” added Jeff “Dr. Jeffrey” Brown, also of the podcast.
Truer words have ever been spoken about any musical group. Yeah, they’re young. The oldest members are a seasoned 21 years, while the female lead is 17 and still a Senior in High School. Though young in years, theirs is a precocious mix of original soft rock and some masterfully restyled covers of old favorites such as You Are My Sunshine. Like many groups, the old favorites are welcomed by the crowds who love them. Unlike other groups, their original stuff is what the crowds love most.
The group consists of Trever McBan, primary lead vocalist; Kelsie Shelton, lead and harmony vocals; Kyle Shelton, guitar, trumpet, lead and harmony vocals; Josh Sexton, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo, and harmony vocals; Levi Mason, cello, violin, and keyboard and Ty Thompson on drums and other percussion.
Dr. Jeffrey and the MadMan is recorded live at DJMM Studios on South Broadway in Stigler, Oklahoma. Tomorrow night’s broadcast will be available for download at approximately 10 a.m. the morning of June 24.
Don’t miss this great young group !
JOIN us for a nostalgic look into the past! We are talking about Candy, Old Vinyl records and Rock & Roll! Our mystery DJ has Rocklahoma jotted on his resume, and can also add mystery DJ on the DJMM show! Travesty sizzles the turntable, tells us a little about The Devil You Adore upcoming shows, and contributes to our usual banter! Please show some respect Odie’s Ghostly Oldies way as Travesty does! Peace Out!
Will wonders ever cease? WE hope not ! Tonite was a very special night on DJAMM, first we kicked it all off with our favorite guest DJ, Uncle Gray the Mystery DJ, who hit us with some of his favorite vintage platters and talked about where life is leading him. As if that wasn’t enough, we were favored with the presence of a dynamic cast of burgeoning stars, aka, Reliance Code. The homegrown rock band from our hometown consists of Chris Law, Josh Roach, Cody Peebles, Todd Falconer, and Shane Diego. The energetic bunch opened up to us about the new face of indie rock, the trials and sacrifices involved in assembling and keeping a band together; THEN as a bonus, they dropped a FIRST-EVER public performance of an acoustic version of their crowd favorite, “I Just Wanna Be Me”. We also play their studio track Fight For Life! It just KEEPS getting better folks. If you’re missing us now, you’re missing OUT ! Peace-In, Dear Listeners ! -DJ & MM.
Well, Memorial Day is behind the staff at DJMM and a half billion stories could be told about it… but why listen to THEM, when we have something SO much more interesting on the books !? Tonight, MadMan and the Doc squawk about the weather, rock and roll, gorillas taken before their times and do a quick turn through the Vinyl Vault. That’s right… tonight marks the return of Odie’s Ghostly Oldies. It’s a good review of the first five months of ’16 and a hint of the exciting things to come for the Boys on Broadway (in Stigler, that is!) Join us for some great banter, solid laughs and a wry perspective on the world as it races around us… trying to understand itself. Seeya there ! – DJ&MM
Rad Rock Drummer Ronnie Ciago guest stars with Hollywood Strat-o-Genius Katya on this week’s DJMM. MadMan and the timing maestro discuss the importance of consistency in percussion, the broad variety of things to bang on and why Katya has chosen Ronnie as her guru to add depth to her musical chops. Later, we talk about the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA, the importance of a search and rescue team which sprang from great tragedy and SO much more. Dig it, it’s our brand of fantasy ! – DJ & MM ; We love you guys !
We’re not even gonna ask if you’re ready for this,.. because WE’RE not ! Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tony Thomas and Hollywood Rocker Katya gave us the interview of the year tonight, with special insight to his life with George Clinton, playing with Prince at the legend’s Paisley Park studios in Minnesota, the amazing tales go on and on. THEN Katya herself nails us with a promise to drop a HOT new single on DJAMM podcast this summer. PLUS more news that so big, we don’t dare mention it ! You GOTTA tune in to this one, friends and neighbors … it’s just too hot to handle !
“What’s up, Doc?” Well, let’s just see, not much… except a ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER is coming on the podcast !
You read it right, veteran guitarist and rock ICON, Tony Thomas of the George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic family is guest starring on Hollywood rocker Katya’s new single, If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em. He’s excited to come to DJAMM and tell us what’s new and share his story with us.
Oh, and did we mention… Katya is coming on tomorrow too, cuz she’s DROPPING this single right here on DJAMM this summer ! How cool is that !?
We’re honored to have Tony join us. A seasoned recording artist, Thomas has shared both the stage and studio with Sly Stone, Ike Turner, Rick James, The Dramatics, Ron Banks, L.J. Reynolds, Don Davis, Robin Trower, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kid Rock, Sebastian Bach, Skid Row, Steve Marriott-Humble Pie, Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter, Glenn Goins, Ron Ford, Treylewd, Cameo, The Dazz Band, Parlet, Gabe Gonzalez, Mike “Clip” Payne, P-Nut Johnson, Lige Curry, Blackbyrd, Dennis Chambers, Rodney Skeet Curtis, The Ali Brothers (Jerome and Jimi), Mudbone, Razor Sharp, Donnie Sterling, Kiddo, My Baby Belita Woods, The Brides of Funkenstein, Malia Franklin, Leslie “Blonda” Vocino, Jocaine and many more!
Tony is currently working on his new CD as well as writing and producing Funk and Rock Music. Marley Beverage’s marketing team also chose Thomas to play at many of their sponsored events throughout the midwest.
So, YEAH folks, big things are afoot at DJAMM Studios, and you can’t afford to miss this one !
Keep an eye peeled on this website for tomorrow night’s post, and we’ll see you online ! -Doc and MadMan