Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Music engine show 2/7/13

Was good to chat to Laura from Tokyo Taboo. Great music ! 

Playlist -

Semi-Look what love can do 
In blue skies -All  I need to know 
Friends Of Emmet -No surprise 
Ben Parcell -I don't need you 
Milan Adam -Ember 
Tokyo Taboo-Naked 
Tokyo Taboo-He hit me 
Kids of 91 -YWF
Saint Agnes -The Tower Falls
Fuzzy logic baby -March on 
Maini-Hold me 
Mexico Indigo -The trumpet

Intro -

Semi who is based in St Lucian, The Caribbean.
After first being recognized for his singing talents by school bullies who preferred him to sing for them rather than beat him up, Semi has since acquired quite a name for himself on the island of St Lucia and beyond.
Having been busy over the years on the national circuit including a stunning performance at Waterfront Jazz in 2012 as part of the St Lucia Jazz Festival, the attention he has been receiving has since resulted in a large number of radio stations on the island as well the UK, Canada and Australia too, now playing his music.
The release of his new single titled Look What Love Can Do is expected to increase his profile further, and you can find details on how you can purchase this along with forthcoming gig dates on his websites and

Blue Skies who are based in Lincolnshire, England.
After storming onto the scene in late 2010, In Blue Skies are now creating a huge buzz on the North West music scene with their catchy acoustic ballads and driving poppy hooks.
Their regular gigs playing in small and large capacity venues has since resulted in a number of support slots being secured including Scouting For Girls, LuLu and Dean Mumford from The Rifles to name but a few which has helped build their ever increasing fan base further.
The release of their new EP titled Three Summers has been described as music that gets you singing along to at the top of your lungs, dancing like there’s no tomorrow and breathing some well needed fresh air into the pop music scene.  
Details on how you can purchase this along with information on forthcoming gig dates can be found on their website or you can follow them on Facebook at and Twitter at

Ben Parcell is a Bridlington based singer-songwriter who's just signed to In At The Eye Records. He's been grafting hard all over the country for the past three years and has played over 250 gigs in that time.
Along the way, Ben has supported respected UK acoustic artists Chris Helme (The Seahorses), Mark Morriss (Bluetones), Ben Marwood, Alice Gold, Ryan Spendlove, Edwina Hayes, Jon Windle.
2013 sees the release of Ben's third official release "I Don't Need You" drawing from influences of modern pop folk artists such as Frank Turner and Ed Sheeran.
2011 saw Ben's music take a slightly different direction, bringing more Folk influences into his repertoire. His last E.P 'Painted By Numbers' is an acoustic affair features 4 tracks of stripped down organic sound featuring special guest Edwina Hayes on backing vocals.
His debut music video 'Close Your Eyes' has been on regular rotation on TV when it was accepted for the playlist on Lava TV on Sky Digital and his 2nd video 'Stay In Touch' was shown by BlankTV.
His song 'The Only One' is featured on the benefit compilation 'Unity' by Engineer Records which features mainstream acts such as 'The Gaslight Anthem' 'Fightstar', 'Funeral For a Friend' and 'Luke Pickett'.
In 2010 he self produced and independently released his debut 10 track album “Humble Beginnings" as well as playing all the instruments. He received several critically acclaimed reviews from respected publications.
Ben was invited by Alan Raw to play a live acoustic session on BBC Introducing as well as having his album and E.P tracks played regularly and recently made it onto the featured undiscovered artist of the week on Yorkshire Coast Radio.
He is influenced from a wide range of music such as The Beatles, Frank Turner, Elvis Costello, Green Day, The Ataris. Taking elements from Pop, Rock and Folk. he blends together a catchy, honest sound.
"Ben is one of the most hardest working musicians we know of" - Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
"Beautiful songs, beautifully packaged, Humble Beginnings is a wonderful calling card from terrific singer/songwriter Ben, one of the amazingly talented artists to emerge recently from the thriving East Yorkshire acoustic scene."
- Edwina Hayes, Folk singer/songwriter
"Great Video!" - Frank Turner
We hope you like the new single from Ben Parcell. It's released on June 24th via In At The Eye Records and is available on iTunes and all other digital distributors.
Live dates:
28th June: Shades, Bridlington
5th July: Staxtonbury
13th July: R S Bar, Sheffield
1st August: Telegraph, Bridlington
15th August: Mucky's, Cleethorpes
25th August: Graphtonbury
30th August: Bevvy Pub, Hull
14th September: Telegraph, Bridlington
5th October: Oxjam Festival, Dewsbury

Milan Adam who is based in Holland.
Despite not being educated in music theory and not playing instruments well enough for stage performance, Milan Adam’s talent for Songwriting is all he relies on since he decided to sing and produce his own songs with the help of hired musicians. 
With his solo project now fully underway and described as having lots of diversity, you can keep up to date on developments with this and further news on Milan Adam by following him on Facebook at

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