Lianne La Havas - Don't Wake Me Up

Lianne La Havas is well into promoting her second major label release, but it was the opening track on her debut 2011 album that makes her a Quiet Storm fave. The song is titled Don't Wake Me Up from her album titled Is Your Love Big Enough. It has that potential to be a timeless Quiet Storm classic.

Lianne La Havas - Don't Wake Me Up

Just below is a particularly nice scaled down version of the song live, just Lianne and her guitar, while she appeared in Los Angeles a few years ago.

And, yet another beautiful live take (perhaps our favorite) of the song with her full band. The video was shot by a fan at the Village Underground in London on July 17 2012 with a single hand-held camera and no editing. The audio is nice :)

Connect direct with Lianne La Havas at LianneLaHavas.Com


Alex Nester is The Quiet Storm

The Quiet Storm presents Alex Nester

The stunning bright eyed songwriter, pianist and vocalist Alex Nester is a lady who is the real Quiet Storm deal.

She just finished this live studio recording the old school way: with real musicians simultaneously in one take. There were only a few follow up overdubs of guitar, the Hammond keyboard/organ and the background vocal tracks which Alex sang herself.

This song, titled With You, is an original she wrote and a very personal heartfelt tribute song to her grandparents Mel & Frieda as her tight-knit family was going through most difficult times together.

If you liked it, you might like the minimalist, yet stellar live piano/vocal video of With You that Alex originally recorded and we featured on MusicLoad.Com in April 2015. Please click here to see that video.

Prior to the above recording making onto this page, in March of 2015, our sister site MusicTelevision.Com featured a music video to another one of Alex's excellent original songs titled Show A Little Love. Please click here to see that video.

Connect direct with Alex Nester at AlexNester.Com and Facebook.Com/AlexNesterFan and Twitter.Com/Squeelo

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This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on October 8, 2015, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva

Dafnis Prieto - EMERGENCY CALL

Here is some jazz, not the smooth kind, but the burning kind full of cuban beats and syncopated soaring horn arrangements. This perfectly captured live recording is of cuban drummer Dafnis Prieto and friends Manuel Valera, Charles Flores, Peter Apfelbaum, Felipe Lamoglia and Avishai Cohen as they perform at the Modern Drummer Festival back in 2008. They engage in a lot of foreplay building the momentum before the let out their big roar. mlv

Dafnis recently released a new album titled Triangles and Squares. Read Ben Ratliff's New York Times review here. If you like real jazz, you are likely to love this.

Connect direct with Dafnis Prieto at DafnisonMusic.Com and at his Facebook account

Dafnis Prieto Triangles and Circles

This post by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

Thank you to Modern Drummer Magazine, Hudson Music and DrummerWorld for making the above presentation possible.

Sandhy Sondoro - Quiet Storm, Indo Style

TheQuietStorm.Com presents Sandhy Sondoro

Out of Jakarta Indonesia is one of the most soulful cats on the planet with that Quiet Storm groove. His name Sandhy Sondoro. I first came across him in 2007 when he was living in Berlin. He reminded me of a cross between Michael McDonald meets John Mellencamp. But, Sandhy Sondoro is definitely original and not trying to cop somebody else's groove. Since that time, I've followed his various moves around the world, in and out of the U.S. and to his home in Jakarta. He eventually signed to Sony Music, Indonesia and has had a long string of numerous successes and attention and collaboration from and with some of the greats like hit songwriter, Diane Warren. He is an incredibly positive, high vibration, hard working guy focused on doing what he loves and does best.

Below are two love songs handpicked for being most aligned to this Quiet Storm format. The first one is just the audio to his song titled You and I,  Next is the music video to his song titled Superstar. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

Sandhy Sondoro - You And I

Sandhy Sondoro - Superstar

Connect direct with Sandhy Sondoro at SondoroMusic.Com, at and at

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Talvin Singh - Jaan

Quiet Storm presents Talvin Singh

The drum known as the tabla can deliver one of those quintessential Quiet Storm sounds if in the right hands. Just below is a recording by renowned tabla player Talvin Singh that fits into the Quiet Storm quite nicely.  The video was directed by Rob Howard. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

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Bob Marley - The ultimate Quiet Storm

The Quiet Storm Celebrates Bob Marley's 70th Birthday

As a powerful quiet storm of peace, love and funky soulful reggae, Bob Marley lifted up the activist Movement of Jah People that has continued to further emerge for decades after his death.

In honor of the recent 70th Earthday, or birthday of the humble legend, we sought to pick the ultimate Quiet Storm song by Bob Marley. We found that it may be a particular mix of his song titled Exodus.

Just below is that particularly excellent mix of Exodus, without the video, because we could not find a video for this mix, yet.

The next two takes after that are stellar filmed concert performances of other songs including War, Running Away and Crazy Bald Head. Turn it up and enjoy! GC

Bob Marley - Exodus

Bob Marley - War, No more trouble

Bob Marley - Running Away and Crazy Bald Head (Live)

Connect direct with Bob Marley's official website at BobMarley.Com, on Facebook.Com/BobMarley and Twitter.Com/BobMarley

Much thanks to the company that Bob Marley founded, Tuff Gong, for courtesy photograph cooperation/clearance(s) for Indies Network of sites. For instance Quiet Storm borrowed the photo at top of this post from Bob Marley's Facebook page. It is from a live performance on November 1,1979 at Toronto Canada's Maple Leaf Gardens venue. We do not know the name of the photographer, yet, but when we do, the credit will be posted here.

Funky P - Your Love Is

TheQuietStorm.Com presents the music of Funky P

Out of Luxembourg is a soulful artist known as Funky P. Just below is his Quiet Storm groove titled Your Love Is. Enjoy! GC

Funky P - Your Love Is

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