YouTube Covers Week: Mike Tompkins

Now this is a whole other kind of covering music, and a very impressive one at that! Mike Tompkins creates and covers music using ONLY his voice and mouth…pretty cool! You may have heard of him from Perez Hilton ..that’s where I first heard of him. Anyways he is extremely talented! He went to college for Audio Engineering which allows him to produce, record, and mix all of his music/covers. He covers more mainstream music..not quiet indie BUT I think that you all should check him out anyways.  Below are some of my favorite covers he’s done. Make sure to check out the rest on his YouTube channel!

Mike’s YouTube Channel

Mike’s Website

Like Mike on Facebook

 

 

YouTube Covers Week: Anna Scouten

Unfortunatley I can’t find too much information on this next YouTube-er but I do really enjoy her cover of Elliot Smith’s “Between the Bars”. She also participated in the “here on out” sessions which is a medium for Montreal based bands and artists to show case themselves. Check her out!

Anna’s YouTube Channel

YouTube Covers Week: Kiersten Holine

OK guys, if you do not already know about this super talented YouTube-er then I hereby introduce you the owner of one of the most beautiful female singing voices I have ever come across (and that includes famous artists too!). Not only is she beautiful but mannn that voice! I love when I come across a female voice that I actually like because most of the time I tend to gravitate towards male indie bands and singers. There is a huge range to the songs she covers, some are oldies like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Neil Young…some are older oldies like Etta James, and Nat King Cole. And then she covers some of the best current indie bands out there like Bon Iver, Cat Power (who I think she sounds a lot like), Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Wilco, She & Him, and the list goes on! I actually find that a lot of the covers she does I end up liking her versions better then the originals, like “At Last” by Etta James and Modest Mouse’s “World at Large” and she REALLY improved on “These Days” by Jackson Browne.  Seriously though,  I challenge any of you to listen to her and NOT fall in love :p! She also put out an album called “Ignoble” which I definitely plan to purchase and you should to0..righttttt here! Now it’s time to share with you my favorite covers she has done because it’s (DUH) “YouTube Covers Week”. So yeah check em out and be sure to head to her YouTube Channel to check out the rest!

Kiersten’s YouTube Channel

Kiersten’s Blog

Kiersten’s Band Camp Site

YouTube Covers Week: Haley Barnes

Haley Barnes has a kind of voice that you don’t hear very often. It has kind of a vintage-y sound, which I love love love! She is also known as dollie90 on YouTube. She has a lot of uploaded videos, most of which are covers but she also has done quite a few originals as well! Check out my favorite covers she’s done and be sure to head to her YouTube channel to check out the rest!

Happy Listening :)!

this is NOT a cover but it’s really good so I am posting it anyways!

Haley’s YouTube Channel

YouTube Covers Week: Justin Whatley

I don’t know much about this YouTube musician…I DO know that he is super cute, he has GREAT taste in music (judging by the songs he covers) and his voice is incredible..plus you can really appreciate a YouTube-er that constanty has new videos to watch! Oh and…*swooooon* :p. Anyhousier check out my favorite covers, and be sure to head to his channel to check out the rest!

Happy listening :)!

Justin’s YouTube Channel

YOUTUBE COVERS WEEK (starts tomorrow!)

If you guys often browse YouTube and find all sorts of super talented artists that you want to share with people…we are in the same boat! With that said, this coming week on indiemusicheartbeat.com I will be doing a “Covers Week” which will have a YouTube artist everyday that I really think is awesome and my favorite covers they’ve done….plus “25 DOC” will continue as well! YAY!! I am excited to share with you guys 🙂 hope you are excited too!!

Happy Listening!