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On the Sofa with Esther: Fyrestorm and John 'The Bossman' Hall by Esther Austin

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

"FIRE STORM: One of the hottest bands, from Philadelphia, in the land. Feel the FIRE! FEEL THE STORM"

Watch out World because in 2021, Fyrestorm are ready to take the world by storm! Literally. Led by their faith in God, Powered by John 'The Bossman' Hall and Driven by their individual and collective passion and desire to produce great music, to perform and with strong wholesome messages in their music.

I discovered Fyrestorm the end of last year through another incredible performer, dancer, actor and a power generator of a man John 'The Bossman' Hall. He is known amongst his peers as 'the hardest working man in the industry' and this goes without doubt. John comes from an Entertainment Family Background, his cousin is Russell Thompkins Jnr, Lead Vocalist of 'Russell Thompkins Jnr and The New Stylistics.' John is a man who is hungry for success, hungry to perform to audiences worldwide, hungry and passionate about music and a man who is disciplined enough to do whatever it takes to make this all happen. He wants the world to know who he is and what he represents and that is - to be good at your craft, to own it and to deliver it. He is driven and will support those who he sees with his keen eye, who have talent and who need a helping hand to get to where they want to get to as well. John is the man who is helping to drive Fyrestorm, to where they should be. Dennis Sproul stated 'Until we get our grammy, we won't stop.' They want the world to hear their music.

"Take the inspiration and the melodies and ideas from previous generations and develop them as your own. Create your own artform. It takes skill." Mike Washington

I had the pleasure of interviewing Fyrestorm recently. The band comprises of 6 guys. Music is their first love and that was clearly evident. But more importantly, I felt, their spiritual authentic connection and the respect they had amongst each other which was so tight, they felt like blood family. Their individual characteristics and personalities when merged together make the band a unique blend of the Soul in the Funk in the Music, in their veins - of the everything. These guys were so talented they could come up with lyrics, put some beats and keys to it all and turn around a song in a minute.

"Reach for the moon because if you miss you will land on the stars." Dennis Sproul

The group comprises of Lead Vocalist Oscar Murphy Jr, who also sings background and is a songwriter; Dennis Sproul Rhythm Guitarist who also has a Jazz Album coming out soon. He comes from a long line of musicians. His mother and father sang and he loves to sing and loves to play the guitar. Then there is Michael Washington, Key Board Player who also comes from a long line of musicians as well and as Dennis said, is the man behind the ideas and the music; Abraham Nathan 'The Bass' Groves the baddest Bass Player in town and the comedian of the group. John 'The Bossman' Hall, Singer and Entertainer. Mike Barnes, Sax Player. Don Williams, Sax Player. Then there is Leon Jones on Vocals and Percussion and John Gregory Drummer and Vince Stith on Keyboards.

Their Album Get Up is a fusion of funk, soul with that little special something else tucked in between. My favourite tracks from the album are I'm in Love with You - a mellow, jazzy, feel good track - (a driving out into the dessert on a sunny day with the top of the car down type of song). Then there is the upbeat, foot tapping, energetic, funky track by John 'The Bossman' Hall interspersed with his signature James Brown's 'holla' called 'I'm The Bossman.' The nostalgic and sentimental Slipped Away is a mellow track about lost love, memories and the longings to be loved and last but not least Don't Give Up - an inspirational track that encourages and inspires us all to keep moving forwards no matter what.

"Watch the people you want to be like. Take the discipline that you have and come up with something else."

Oscar Murphy

On 27th April 2021 in The Indie Artist United poll (Indie Artist United | Facebook) the Vote for the best Funk/Dance Song on the IAU Playlist - Update On People’s Choice Chart Toppers, the track I'm The Bossman received 50% of votes.

"Never let anyone tell you what to do. You've got to put yourself in it because then that's what you get out of it. It's got to come from a place of love and not because you want to be rich" A Nathan Grove

The group have also been receiving extensive press and media attention of late, as John 'The Bossman' continues to tread the path to further success for himself and on behalf of Fyrestorm, with reaches as far as the Caribbean, Europe where they are looking to perform. If you can take away any inspiration from this group it's this. The world is their oyster, their faith in God is their power source, their commitment and respect to each other as artists, as men, as brothers from another mother and as human beings has cemented their uniqueness and their resolute passion for their craft to create music that transforms, that embraces, that heals and that brings joy.

"We hope we have pleased all our fans. We love our fans. We will be coming with more music. This is just the beginning for Fyrestorm. We are showing you with 10 songs the capability we have as a bad and how strong our music is and most of our music has a message in it. Like the O'Jays once said - there is a message in the music." John 'The Bossman' Hall Keep up-to-date with what's going on with Fyrestorm, their tour dates and gigs at: Facebook Page: Fyrestorm | Facebook



Listen to the Album on Spotify: Get Up - Album by Fyrestorm | Spotify

To Book Fyrestorm for Interviews and Gigs Contact: John 'The Bossman' Hall at: International Promoter To Book John 'The Bossman' Hall Contact: Esther Austin Global at Email:

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