Exclusive Interview: The Bonfyre Discuss Debut Album “Love, Lust, & Let Downs” & More w/ David Duane

A bonfire, often used in celebration, is said to be a good flame made of bones. So it is not a coincidence that the musical sensation known as The Bonfyre, uses the hottest element and strong foundation as the fuel for her musical career. Since the launch of her professional career, The Bonfyre hit the ground running, dropping her six-track debut album Ready To Love, using popular 80’s samples that were familiar to her and her new fans alike. Her single “Automatic,” cracked the Top 30 Billboard Adult R&B Chart, an amazing feat for first time artists right out of the gate. She later landed a position on The Sketchbook Tour with musical giants Fantasia, Tank and Robin Thicke in 2019. 

She bet on herself early on. In 2013, she launched her YouTube channel, where like all aspiring creatives, she performed covers of her favorite artists and influences. And because the streets are always watching for bold talent, she caught the attention of producer and talent manager Yancey Richardson. This led to a chance Twitter conversation with legendary musical artist Raphael Saadiq who moved her to the musical mecca of Atlanta. 

There, the spark that became the flame that is The Bonfyre, was born. Immersing herself in a full artist development regiment over the course of four years, she refined her craft and talent under Saadiq’s mentorship. But her life never was the same shortly after uploading a cover of Lauryn Hill’s, “The Sweetest Thing” to Soundcloud in 2017 and it was a conversation with LA Reid who made her decision easy. The Bonfyre became a member of the HITCO family and the first female R&B artist signed to the label. With a 2019 nomination for the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New R&B Artist and a new album on the rise, like with most fires, The Bonfyre has been hard to contain. Breathing life into the industry with her raw talent and love of music, she is poised for success with the release of her debut album, Love, Lust, and LetDowns (Chapters One, Two, & Three), a life chronicle of the good, bad and in-between of romantic relationships.

Checkout our latest & exclusive interview with The Bonfyre.

On Air With David Duane Live: Sammie Talks “Such As Life” Album | Millennium Tour | & More

The world watched Sammie grow up from a 12-year-old sensation into a record-breaking and multi platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and performer. In 2017, Sammie showed the world that he had fully come of age with the release of his third record and first independent full-length LP, Coming of Age [Star Camp Music/EMPIRE]. This body of work confidently transitioned Sammie in evolving into the artist he’s worked towards becoming for the past 18 years. The year 2016 set the stage for his second album, in which Sammie delivered a bonafide hit with the I’m Him EP. The Shade Room touted the title track and it transformed into a viral smash with over 2.7 million Spotify streams and 1.9 million YouTube/VEVO views, between garnering praise from Revolt, HipHopDX, AXS, YouKnowIGotSoul and more. Sammie continued to constantly record, engaging his audience by personally previewing the writing process on Instagram. You could say his followers “executive produced” the music. He most definitely evolved over the course of these 13 new anthems. 

In 2019, Sammie proved that Coming Of Age was just the pit-stop to his next musical journey, and shot fire on all creative cylinders with the release of his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Everlasting. The project showcased Sammie’s rich and deep soundscapes and provided the perfect platform for impressive vocal runs and timeless R&B swagger. The atmospheric nature and infectious tone gave way to clever choruses and vivid storytelling, showcasing his undeniable growth, maturity, and  progression. The new project, Such as Life, is healing, won’t be anything less than what every woman and man needs to hear to help restore their hearts and have hope.  Checkout our new & latest interview with Sammie.

On Air With David Duane Live: Amara La Negra Talks New Single “Andale” | Self Branding & More

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Amara La Negra channels the sunshine state for inspiration as musical direction to connect with her fans globally. She conveys a vibrant collage of Spanish and Caribbean experience while channeling a R&B and Hip-Hop inspired concept in delivery. Amara has a formal educational background in performing arts, dance, modeling, and acting. Amara’s approach in her life and its obstacles that attempts disruption in her light remains to be unstoppable. 

The international entertainer and reality tv personality dominates her transition into the American mainstream spotlight with her transparent and multi-faceted charisma. Undeniably identified as the “Break Out Star” of Love & Hip-Hop Miami Season 1, introduced another side of her talent as the leading lady in the new film entitled “Fall Girls” alongside actress/personality Tami Roman and Erica Peeples. The film was produced and directed by Chris Stokes, as well as, Marques Houston, Juanita Stokes, Jarell Houston, and Jerome Jones. The comedic film premiered on BET Network on January 2019. 

Amara La Negra continues to promote self-love, confidence and the true bond between a mother and daughter by releasing a children’s book made available in English, Spanish and French for the ages of 5-10 years old. Amara La Negra’s first children’s book, titled “AMARITA’S WAY,” contains three stories that are intended to motivate positivity, inspiration, and ambition. McBride Publishing alongside Amara La Negra is currently producing the second edition under AMARITA’S WAY that covers awareness of bullying that helps children navigate in building a support system to be able to discuss any issues that they may face with a bully. 

Spring 2019, Amara La Negra released her first EP entitled “UNSTOPPABLE” under the BMG imprint. After being signed to the global record label, the songstress captivated fans with the project that featured a Spanglish compilation of work. Amara La Negra is currently recording new music for a new project that she wants to introduce her fans to this year.  Checkout our new & exclusive interview with Amara !