“There are many languages spoken around the globe. Of all the languages known, music is the universal language that everyone understands and the only one which connects us in harmonic unity. In addition, it is a force that heals the soul.” - D Rolark
Multi-Instrumentalist; Composer; Producer; Recording Artist; 4 x Honorary Independent Award Recipient
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MUSIC NEWS: JUNE 2021
(Countdown to new release coming in July)
As 2021 enters the sixth month of the year, it is a promising month gaining new fans and listeners on Spotify with the release of Tonality. Six singles have been released and has been placed on over a dozen playlists on various sites. In addition, the album has gained massive airplay on various Smooth Jazz and R&B internet radio stations globally from London to Spain and here in the United States.
In addition, D Rolark's 2019 album, This Moment, has been re-issued and 6 tracks have been released on Spotify which has reached over 63,000 streams, making it (and Tonality) the fastest growing releases so far to date gaining over 100,000 streams combined.
For the month of June, D Rolark's 2018 release, Pleasant Getaway, has been re-issued in time to bring in the summer season with tracks such as the title track, "Caribbean Sun", "Barbados Moon", "Road Trip", "Smooth Journey", "Miles Away", and "Cancun Nights", making this a perfect smooth soundtrack to introduce the summer season.
In May, D Rolark has earned his fourth Honorary Platinum Award commemorating multiple streams and outstanding Contemporary Instrumental performance for Tonality. In addition, his wife (Electric/Synth violinist, Dawn) also earned her very first Honorary Platinum Award commemorating over 9,600 streams (so far to date) and Outstanding Violin Performance by Duo or Group for the singles "Meant To Be" and "Standing Together".
In case if anyone is wondering, D Rolark has been, still is, and always will be a member of the cover band, Da Fellas Band, currently celebrating 24 years of Jazz (both Straight Ahead and Smooth), R&B, Pop, Classic Rock, and Dance Music. Although the shows that they do are mostly private events, their touring schedule is massive. D Rolark serves not only as the co-founder of the band, but also the Music Director of the band.
This Summer, D Rolark will be releasing his 10th album entitled "Key Factor" in July. The album features his wife, Dawn, on the single "Step by Step". In the Fall of 2021 the long-awaited full-length collaboration Christmas album, "A D & D Connection Christmas", a holiday duo collaboration with Dawn on Electric/Synth Violin, will finally be released in the Fall of 2021.
This is all part of D Rolark's vision as a musician, songwriter, composer, and producer.
As everybody is aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally, but since then, vaccines have been discovered as more people are getting them. In 2020, venues all over the globe have been shut down to prevent the spread of the virus; but as the positivity rate decreases, venues are starting to gradually re-open with safety guidelines. On a positive note, it is a pleasure to announce that D Rolark's schedule of shows will start resuming in June 2021 after a year of keeping safe. Although this is promising news, it is strongly advised to continue practicing safety guidelines in order to remain safe. The more the people adhere to the guidelines, the faster the pandemic will totally come to an end. As it is written, no weapon formed against anyone shall prosper. We pray that everyone remain safe as the world slowly re-opens. This is a powerful reminder and notion that the power of music always triumphs over all circumstances and challenges that today's culture tries to throw at so many individuals. In these times, the essence of music is continually being created and several videos are being posted on social media throughout the month of June.