Record Operations Artist Showcase: Dominic Florio / NAPD / Kho Shabazz
January 25, 2013
Dominic began experimenting with piano and songwriting at a very young age. Upon entering high school he was performing professionally throughout the Chicago area. Now at age 19, the soulful singer/songwriter is expected to release his first album titled REFLECTIONS, with songs that span from soul to pop and hip hop.
From the ashes of Boston rockers Reverend and the Jew comes a new force on the Boston scene. Built from Rocky Mountain blues, Philadelphia jam, and Northeast rock and roll, NAPD brings a new anthem to beer-soaked basements and sweaty clubs. The sound is like modern rock without the whining self-pity, grunge without the plaid, and jam-rock minus the LSD. After months on the drawing board, NAPD is ready to blow up the frozen Boston club scene.
Kho Shabazz’s timbre speaks directly to our souls and to the deepest points of our hearts. He is a messenger of melodies, harmonies, and dissonance…one of our world’s true storytellers. Kho’s music is innovative, musical and artistic. His writing style takes from Gavin DeGraw’s powerful, catchy hooks, to Stevie Wonder’s moving, soulful melodies and Ingrid Michaelson’s simple, emotional phrases and singing style. Kho’s vocal ability is often compared to John Legend, Gavin DeGraw and Miguel.