Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The delightful blues vocals of Screamin' Miss Jackson and Slap Ya Mama Big Band

Let Her Go features catchy instrumental hooks including the beautiful sounds of the Banjo and if that wasn't enough we are also entertained by the delightful vocals of the band's talented lineup.

Shady Grove is a slower paced melody with its Blues inspired arrangement, this ballad is just as entertaining.

These two tunes are from Screamin' Miss Jackson and Slap Ya Mama Big Band most recent album.

This eight piece band describe themselves as one of the newest and brightest addition to the UK Root Music circuit.

With a pretty impressive lineup both in terms of not only their vocals abilities but also their instrumental variety, which ranges from Guitars to Banjos to Harmonica - heck they even have a Suitcase Drum Kit.

The band were formed in 2013 and their genres are a mixture of Western Swing, Jug Band Blues, Hokum Blues, Ragtime, Cajun and Roots-Of-Country.

Screamin' Miss April Jackson: Washboard & Vocals

Marc 'MR' Griffiths: Guitar, Banjo & Vocals

Miss Becca Philip: Guitar & Vocals

Mark "Howlin' Lord" Legassick: Mandolin, Slide guitar & Vocals

Miss Suzi P: Vocals

Henry Slim: Harmonica & Vocals

Roy Smith: Double Bass 

Boggy: Suitcase Drumkit

They have already performed at Bristol's Harbourside festival, opened this year's world famous Old Duke Jazz Fest and also headlined the Bordello Stage at Mischief Festival

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The beautiful vocals of Jain Wells

Love Has A Life opens with a elegant piano melody and then our ears are graced with Jain's beautiful vocals.

This is a beautiful pop tune with mood lifting lyrics and wonderful instrumental arrangement, which is why it is the perfect choice to be the first single from her forthcoming album also called Love Has A Life.

London Based and Canadian Born Psychologist Jain Wells released her debut album To Be Real in 2012 and followed it up with a Meditation CD - Luminosity One, which is endorsed by Sting.

She describes her current single as been about the magic and power of love to transform us.

Jain has already received wide spread media coverage in popular publications such as The Daily Mail Online, Woman and OK.

She is currently working on her second album with Grammy and Emmy award winner producer Kipper ( ), which she is vying to release this summer.

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Monday, 28 April 2014

March Of The Downtrodden coming to your playlist on the 28th of April

March Of The Downtrodden features energetic beats as well as catchy and powerful vocals, especially from their female vocalist Cherrie.

Cherrie's vocals are beautiful and simply a real delight for our ears to savour and they go hand in hand with Hal's equally radiant voice. With enjoyable lyrics and a belter of an arrangement this is certainly a corker of a tune.

Ooberfuse's melodies are sublime to listen to.

Ooberfuse are an Electronic band from South London. Hal and Cherrie joined forces with producer Kinky Roland and as a result the band were born.

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Soulful vocals of Seattle Singing Sensation Tess Henley

Flicker Of A Flame is a beautiful song, Tess's vocals are the musical equivalent of rays of sunlight.

Her vocal range will leave you speechless and her talents don't end there. Tess is able of conjuring up lyrics that will leave you captivated and her instrumental compositions are simple sublime.

At the age of three she started learning how to play the piano using the Suzuki method and by five she was dissecting harmonies that her mother, who is a professional singer found difficult.

She honed her performance skills by opening for the likes of Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton, whilst performing her own solo shows and building her songwriting credentials.

Boy In The Window from her 2010 EP - The Appetizer was well accepted and earnt her a plethora of awards.

* The 2011 Independent Music Award for Best R&B Song.

* 2011 International Song Competition for Soultracks (USA's Largest Soul Site)

* Top 3 Honours in the prestigious John Lennon 2011 International Song Writing Competition.

* Featured on the soundtrack for 2012's Hello I Must Be Going starring Blythe Danner.

Dice Raw of The Roots took Tess under his wing and after hearing her music, brought her to Philadelphia. It was there she was introduced to producer Khari Mateen and Khari and Dice Raw signed on to produce her debut album High Heels and Sneakers (released in May 2013).

The album was recorded at Legendary Arrange Larry Gold's "The Studio" over the course of a year and features 14 songs, including the first single Daydreaming (which earnt Tess a 2013 "People's Choice" Independent Music Award) and from The Get Go

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Bluesy Rock straight from New Jersey local Rich Lynch

Rich Lynch delivers not only bluesy rock vocals but also a smooth and catchy instrumental arrangement.

I Want To Live In A Dome is a upbeat song which will guarantee to entertain you, especially with the delightful melody of the piano.

The inspiration for this song came from an old family story, where at the age of two he ruined the family vacation to the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal.

Fascinated by a giant 250 feet diameter geodesic dome, he ran towards it and tripped resulting in a severe nosebleed and ever since that day Rich has always had a fascination with living in a dome.

The internet revolution and the simplicity in distributing music digitally has spurred Rich onto having a serious go at a old career idea of becoming a musician.

This single is the first official song to be released by Rich for the whole world's listening pleasure.

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Friday, 25 April 2014

Beautiful Girl by Dukes Avenue

Love the fast paced guitar intro, the energetic beats and powerful vocals which convey emotive lyrics makes this a haunting tune. The lyrics are the polar opposite of the story, which is narrated by the visuals of the music video.

The vocals are captivating and the instrumental arrangement is a true work of art. Dukes Avenue have gone all out not only lyrically but also musically and visually.

They are a trio of songwriters/musicians who joined forces whilst producing and writing for both mainstream and underground artists. The band have already received airplay on popular radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Kiss 100.

They've currently been collaborating with up and coming artist Blizzard, whose track Kids Of The Night was premiered by Mistajam on 1Xtra and following support by other DJs it is now on the playlist.

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Dream Big with new Pop/R'N'B Sensation Héllena

Dream Big entertains us with the soulful vocals of Héllena and with a powerful band supporting her, this is the ideal choice for the debut single of her forthcoming album Body and Soul.

Héllena's voice combined with the musical talents of Max Atman on Guitars, Mike Exarchos on Bass/Keyboard and Daniele Giovannoni on Drums ensure Dream Big is a melodic masterpiece.

Once Héllena made the move to London it wasn't long before she made her mark on the music scene, not only did she reach number 2 on London's Reverbnation Soul/R'N'B Charts but she also made it into the MTV's Unsigned Top 20.

This led to good things for this talented singer as her acoustic show on BBC London was well received and as a result this helped her online fanbase flourish.

Dream Big is the musical representation of what Héllena stands for as an artist, the single has been produced by MTV Award winning Producer Stereo Mike and the music video will be available for viewing on the 17th and the single's release will proceed on the 19th of May.

If that wasn't enough Héllena and her equally talented band have organised a release party for Dream Big at the Troubadour, London on the 20th of May.

Here's the line up of amazing artists for what promises to be a most entertaining evening.

8.10 Damon Coles - A Singer/Songwriter influenced mainly from the 60′s music scene including the likes of The Beatles / Free & Buffalo Springfield. Playing a mixture of original songs of rock with a hint of blues & soulful ballads.

8.40 Kat Eaton Music - Kat Eaton released her debut single in September 2013. The critically acclaimed single ‘Alien’ had the backing of BBC Introducing, which lead to Kat being invited to The BBC Introducing Master Class, where she met with Labels and A&R Scouts. After the success of her first single, Kat is about to launch her long awaited EP, which will be released on Ont’ Sofa Record Label.

9.10 Jana Page - Acoustic/alternative/folk singer-songwriter

9:45 Héllena

Tickets are £6 and will be available for purchase on the door

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

El Born embark on the 2nd leg of their UK Tour

Today sees the rocktastic El Born begin the 2nd half of their UK Tour at notable entertainment venue, the Borderline in London.

Since the start of the year front man Si and his band mates have featured on BBC Wiltshire and have received increased coverage in mainstream media, both in printed and online publications such as The Telegraph and Digital Spy.

230414 - Borderline, London
250414 - Lennons, Southampton 

090514 - The Great Escape Festival, Brighton 
280514 - Robin 2, Wolverhampton
290514 - Keystones, Worcester
300514 - SMV, Cheltenham
310514 - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

050614 - Hairy Dog, Derby
060614 - Kasbah, Coventry
070614 - Dry Bar, Manchester
190614 - Barfly, London
260614 - Boileroom, Guildford

040714 - Haslemere Festival, Haslemere 
050714 - Chaplins, Bournemouth
070714 - Single Release Date
250714 - Libary, Leeds
260714 - New Adelphi, Hull
270714 - Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

Sunday, 20 April 2014

All the World’s a Silver Stage

Event structure specialists, Silver Stage, unveil spectacular new 2014 website.

Silver Stage, founded in 2003, are regarded as one of the outstanding temporary event structure specialists in the country and have just unleashed their sparkling and refreshed website for 2014 -

Complimenting engineering genius is aesthetic beauty, and it is this powerful concoction that has led to Silver Stage to be amongst the most sought after event structure companies in the music festival and corporate events industry in the UK and Europe. 

In recent times Silver Stage has graced the likes of festival giants Glastonbury, Wireless, Goodwood, Hyde Park, Lovebox and Hard Rock Calling to name just a few.

Silver Stage’s catalogue of design and configuration options means you can literally pick any of their temporary structures, for any surface, to realise your event vision.  Visit the website to view these endless and striking SaddleSpan options.

Not only are the options plentiful - the Silver Stage SaddleSpan range offers acoustic brilliance and unique branding opportunities to showcase your brand or your sponsor to maximum effect.

Silver Stage are the largest supplier of TriSpans in Europe and the only UK supplier to offer the Triad and SL system, as well as the S2000 and S5000 DuoSpan Extended.

Silver Stage also provides many alternative solutions to the events industry. Amongst the most popular additions are the classic solar powered Airstream trailers and versatile Quadra-Sided structures. These extras can make for top-class dressing rooms, a funky green room or even an eco friendly luxury office, adding to the spectacle of your event.

The launch of the new website has coincided with the beginning of the 2014 Spring/Summer festival season so expect to see the enhanced Silver Stage brand at large over the coming months.

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Powerful Vocals of Katy Haymer

Tall Trees opens with a uplifting piano arrangement and lyrics which compliment the instrumentals, Katy is a dab hand of combining sad lyrics with cheerful instrumentals.

Impacting Moments features a snazzy instrumental arrangement which are wonderful alongside Katy's powerful vocals.

Help Me begins with a catchy riff and a fast tempo which paves the way for upbeat lyrics that reflect on how life has a habit of passing us by in the blink of an eye especially when we have no one to share it with.

The Right Way features slick instrumentals and catchy lyrics.

Always features a elegant piano arrangement and beautiful vocals which deliver fab lyrics, this is such a uplifting song.

It's Written is another upbeat tune with Katy's strong vocals, a haunting violin arrangement and stirring heartfelt lyrics.

Do I Trust features delightful vocals which convey heartfelt lyrics, whilst complimented by a instrumental arrangement which wouldn't be out of place on a movie's soundtrack.

Oh My Honey opens with cool percussion beats and vocals which give a country feel to it, with a upbeat instrumental and saddish lyrics this is a bit of a musical enigma.

As I Wait begins with the smooth sounds of a guitar, this track has a melancholy feel to it thanks to the return of the haunting sounds of a violin and lyrics which convey the same mood.

I Need A Doctor features catchy instrumental hooks and emotive lyrics, that pluck at the heart strings.

Hearts Collide is a laidback acoustic number with radiant lyrics beside a minimal instrumental arrangement.

Katy Haymer hails from a long line of operatic singers and with a love of acoustic and folk music she is soon set to deliver her first album - Echoes Of The Heart, which is an anthology of love songs straight from the heart.

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Soulful Melodies thanks to Myles Sanko

Born in Black & White is Myles Sankos' debut album, which was released in June 2012. It features seven tracks which are a combination of Soul, Rock and Jazz.  

High On You is a Funky tune with a catchy intro and also upbeat poppy vocals, I especially love the Piano arrangement. 

So Hard To Stop is a soulful power ballad with a musically appealing instrumental arrangement.

Distance From You opens with a brassy jazz intro and entertains us with smooth lyrics and a funky instrumental hook. 

Come On Home features emotive vocals overlaid on a smooth instrumental bed.

Don't Let Me Down features powerful lyrical hooks and wonderful instrumentals. 

Goodbye Lady Goodbye entertains us with soulful guitar riffs and smooth vocals. 

Sea Of Fire is a smooth melody with beautiful lyrics and a delightful instrumental arrangement.

My favourite tracks from Myles debut album are Don't Let Me Down and Sea Of Fire, as musically I found them slightly more appealing then the other tracks.

The tracks have been skillfully produced so everything ends up sounding superb, with smooth vocals and outstanding instrumentals Born in Black & White is simply a real delight to soul fans everywhere.

After just under two years Myles is set to release his second album at a launch party which will take place at prestigious music venue The Jazz Cafe in Camden.

Here's a brief Q&A from the man himself about what his fans can expect from his eagerly anticipated follow up album to Born in Black & White.

1) What can people expect from your new album? 

Great songs with positive messages.

2) Would you say its different from your debut album? 

This album feels warmer and more emotional to me, with an old school approach.

3) Which would you say is your favourite track from it? 

To be honest I really like all the songs but "Forever Dreaming" & "To My Surprise" could be my fans.

4) Which track was the most fun to record? 

They where all fun to record as they where all recorded on a 3 day session one after the other. I added some vibraphone on "So Much Indeed" which was fun to do.

5) Can your fans expect any surprises from your launch party? 

We are the surprise but I am must say that this will be the fist gig with the full 8 piece band so it is pretty special.

6) Will anyone be supporting you at the launch party? 

We are currently trying to confirm someone really cool so it is a TBC for now.

Forever Dreaming is Myles's second album and contains 11 outstanding tracks.

The title track opens with a funky intro and Myles's soulful voice is pleasant as always and with upbeat and motivational lyrics and smooth instruments this song is a real gem.

Light In My Hand features a smooth guitar arrangement and mellow lyrics.

Shooting Star begins with a energetic intro and lyrics which tell a musical story about finding love.

So Much Indeed is a slow tune, which makes it perfect for a romantic occasion. 

Lonely Dreamers incorporates a delightful smooth instrumental arrangement including a flute.

To My Surprise includes the beautiful sounds of the flute.

Save My Soul features an eclectic mix of instruments which complement Myles smooth vocals.

Take A Look At Me Now opens with a first class instrumental arrangement especially the piano, which connect with Myles vocals like a musical Jigsaw Puzzle.

Where We Need To Be begins with a slick piano intro.

To My Surprise (Instrumental) is a nice and delightful track to conclude Myles' impressive second album.

Forever Dreaming entertains us with an assortment of tracks which showcase not only his soulful vocals but also some pretty impressive instrumental arrangements and productions for this.

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

The heartfelt lyrics of Animal Dreams

Kate Lynne Logan's heartfelt and emotive lyrics are brought to life courtesy of her beautiful vocals and if that wasn't enough Kate also entertains us with first class instrumental arrangements.

Official Video for Whiskey Sea

Whilst all 11 tracks each delight in their own unique way, there are a few tracks that captivated me that little bit more.

These musical gems are the upbeat Glow, the quirky Little White Truck, the catchy beats of City of Madness and the musically beautiful All Those Years.

Not only do these songs showcase Kate's broad vocal range but also the eclectic and varied choice of musical instruments and when combined with a first class production Animal Dreams is simply breathtaking.

Kate Lynne Logan is a Seattle based Americana Musician, her fourth album Animal Dreams will be released on May 1st.

Not only has Kate already released 3 projects and 19 original songs but she also has a Musician Licensing Contract with ABC Family.

She has entertained her fellow Americans in numerous states and has also had the prestigious honour of headlining at some of her hometown's most iconic venues such as The Tractor Tavern and Neumos.

Kate has also performed alongside award winning musicians such as Elizabeth Cook and Peter Bradley Adams.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Beautiful Vocals of The Koniac Net

Abiogenesis is a 5 track EP which is a follow up to One Last Monsoon.

Rose Coloured Glasses is a smooth upbeat melody with catchy instrumental hooks beautiful vocals and positive lyrics.

Floor-less opens with an addictive beat and more smooth instrumentals.

Another Point Of View is a laid back tune with mellow vocals complimented by a first class instrumental arrangement.

Chasing After You begins with a delightful guitar intro, which transitions into laid back vocals before introducing us to more upbeat instrumentals, this has a more rocky feel then the preceding track.

The Ardent Companion That You Are is even more of a rock song then Chasing After You but the vocals are still enjoyable in places.

I'm more of a fan of the first three tracks as they showcase the best qualities of the band's vocal talent and instrumental mastery.

The debut album One Last Monsoon was spawned in Bombay, India where it was not only solely written by Singer/Songwriter David Abraham but also primarily recorded in his bedroom - an apt locale as the album pays homage to Indie and Alternative genres and the musicians that keep these genres alive.

The Koniac Net has been compared to the likes of The Stills, Smashing Pumpkins, Toadies and even Chris Isaac and The Deftones.

Songs from One Last Monsoon gained extensive coverage by getting airplay on 100 radio stations across 28 countries.

Following numerous requests to tour internationally, in June 2012 The Koniac Net expanded from a one man project to a 5 piece band.

David and The Koniac Net has received wide spread media coverage from GQ and Rolling Stone Magazine to MTV (India) and VH1 (India) as part of Vogue's Fashion Week, Delhi and their songs were even featured in Aussie Web Series - Flat Whites.

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Australian Songbird Helen Rae entertains us with smooth and soulful vocals

Rewind showcases Helen Rae's smooth and soulful vocals, despite the instrumentals overpowering the vocals this isn't a bad introductory track. 

Ripples On The Water is a much more upbeat tune and the vocal and instrumental mix is spot on here. her's powerful vocals and addictive instrumentals make this a tune to remember.

Grace starts with a belter of a intro and Helen Rae makes this another enjoyable tune with her impressive voice, her operatic training really shines here.

Helen Rae is a Brisbane based singer who started her songwriting journey 4 years ago, after training as an Opera Singer at the Queensland Conservatorium of music she wanted to expand upon her growing interest in Electronic and Popular music. She was also seeking a more satisfying way of self expression and first of all planned to combine EDM with elements of Pop and Opera. 

2012 saw the release of her debut EP - You're The One, which was produced by Andy Max at the Grove Studios in Sydney. In 2013 Helen Rae consulted with Aislinn about local music producers, this was when she met Caleb James.

The duo worked on Ripples On The Water, which they then recorded at the Palace Studio, Salisbury. It is more acoustic then previous songs and also it's lyrically more expressive.

Helen Rae has written 30+ inspirational songs but has only recorded and released 6 of them, eventually she hopes to release them all. She is currently working on 1930s inspired tunes that will hopefully feature on the next EP.

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