Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Music engine show 9/9/14
Great to see Scott Morrison tonight . He did an acoustic session and chatted about his new EP .Nice chap !
New show 41
Peur -House if the rising sun
Andriah Arrindell -Picture Perfect
Janet Devlin -Creatures of the night
John Faurhurst -No Shelter
James Dore -Shut up and dance FT Fenix
Anglia -A lonely Lioness
Devyn Rose -Falling 4 U
Featured Artist -
Lauren Rich -Cards
Lauren Rich -Pull the trigger
Samy -I'll be true
Beartooth -The lines
Lydia Singer -Meteor
Jessie Lowes -Stars
Chyna Nicole -Masquerade of the heart
Happiness -Stop wailing
Five mile smile -Walk Tru
Swallow and the wolf .SOS
Layla FT mc neat -Emotions
Luke Potter -It's ok to dream
JANET DEVLIN ‘Creatures of the Night’
Label: Insomnia Music Records
Release Date: 6th October 2014
“Every year on The X Factor someone drops the “C” bomb. The C Bomb (“credibility”, since you ask) marks them out as a different category of contestant, though not many live up to it. One former wannabe who does is Janet Devlin” - London Evening Standard
“We think ‘Creatures of the Night’ is the track to take her back to that huge mainstream audience again […] Upbeat, feel good and just a perfect acoustic-driven song we’d be delighted to hear blasting out of the stereo at a barbeque this summer” - Record of the Day
After reaching number 1 in the Official UK Independent Album Charts with her debut record ‘Running With Scissors’ in June, Janet Devlin returns with her new single ‘Creatures of the Night’, which is due for release on 6th October 2014.
Co-written with Newton Faulkner and his brother Toby, ‘Creatures of the Night’ is a folk-driven pop song that was inspired by Janet’s chronic insomnia at the time. It starts off acoustically and builds by adding eerie owl-like backing vocals and rhythmic rolling drums to Janet’s lush Northern Irish vocals.
Janet describes the experience of writing with one of her musical heroes as “a dream come true. I’ve been a huge fan of Newton for years. To work with him was great; terrifying, but great! As soon as I got over the shock of meeting him it was straight to work. Both Newton and his brother Toby were very laid back and chilled and I always love our sessions together”.
Janet’s passion for cartoons inspired the video for ‘Creatures of the Night’, which was created by rising director Gary Dumbill. Whilst putting together mood boards for the video, Janet decided she wanted to go with a psychedelic colour scheme, similar to that of the show ‘Bee and PuppyCat’, and even came up with the weird hybrid creatures that are running around, which she describes as her “fuzzy buddies”.
Janet embarks on her ‘My Delirium Tour’ across the UK in December. You can also catch her live at the Communion Bar, London on 24th September for her single launch party. All tickets and tour information can be found on Janet’s website: http://www.janetdevlin.com/live/
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new single from Andriah Arrindell (featuring Whytepatch)which is released later in 2014 (release date to be announced)
It's an introduction to the new album which comes out at the end of September 2014 and the follow up to her single "Time to Shine" which is out W/c September 1st.
Andriah performs at the Back2Black event on the 5th October in London.
Emerging UK Soulful, Pop Singer & Songwriter Andriah Arrindell, gears up for the release of her second single and debut album.
The album includes an array of tracks which showcases her sultry, bubbly and fabulous soprano sound.
The East London based Andriah is no stranger to the music scene as she features on a dance tune called "See You Dance, Dance" by Whytepatch which reached no 2 in the music week dance chart of June this year and is still being played across many pirate and community radio stations.
Andriah has been singing professionally since the age of 17. At 19 she moved to New York City where she worked with Colombia records on some projects.
In 2003 she moved back to the UK and joined the London Community Gospel Choir. She performed on the music hall of fame in 2005 with Aretha Franklin and Jamie Cullum, performed with Madonna at Live 8 2005 and also did studio work for Julian Lennon.
The same year she also sang onstage with Kim Burrell at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2005 which was so amazing.
Andriah was a backing singer for Shola Ama for two years and supported De La Soul at the Jazz Cafe in 2007. She has performed on Blue Peter and Glastonbury and other top venues in Britain. She is a seasoned traveller and has toured around Europe whilst supporting other choirs and on her own solo projects.
Andriah is brilliant songwriter and loves to write her own music. Her singing experience and music craft earned her a three year record deal in the past where one track called "Love Me Love Me Not" was released. The track had more success with the house mixes in Europe and Stateside.
As part of promoting the track, she performed in Cyprus, New York, Italy and in London at Cafe de Paris for the Footballers Association Ball. Notably, she also performed at the Obama Inauguration event at Inter-continental Hotel Park Lane with Kelly Rowland and Mica Paris.
Now surrounded with a formidable management team, her heart is focused on promoting the album and continuing to support the CK Gospel Choir which in her own words she says, “I am loving every minute of it”. Watch this space!
Bristol based, the John Fairhurst Band are a newly formed trio fronted by their eponymous songwriter. Drawing from Rock, blues and world music, with a penchant for slide guitar and a distinctive deep growling voice, his songs, delivered in pure raconteur style, narrate all the hardships of life on the road
For the first time, John Fairhurst will be releasing his new album – and the preceding singles – accompanied by a powerhouse rhythm section of Bristol’s young guns: Toby Murray & Pete Episcopo.
For a taste of their sound, check out this video for ‘Breakdown’:
The new release is a turning point in the career of John Fairhurst, marking the shift from solo artist and duo member to power rock blues trio. In the course of his career so far, he has spent the last decade travelling the world and supported the likes of Fun Lovin’ Criminals, performed with world beatbox champions Bellatrix and Reeps1 and the late, great, blues legend Johnny Winter. He includes Winter among his fans, as well as Robbie Macintosh of The Pretenders and Indian Sarod Master, K Sridhar– just a small indication of the quality of his live show.
The new material is the fruit of first class production: Alex Beitzke (Jamiroquai, Florence and The Machine, Nigel Kennedy, Ed Sheeran, Prince), Paul Cartledge (Tony Visconti) and mastering engineer Ray Staff (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Clash).
This fantastic pedigree of collaborators is the result of a prolific approach to gigging, playing between 200-250 gigs a year between 2011 and 2014. Highlights include taking to the stage at SXSW in Austin, Texas, playing the Roundhouse in London and opening for Johnny Winter on his European Tour. That’s not to mention countless festival appearances and 35 gigs at Glastonbury alone since 2008, including a performance this year on The Glade Stage.
All highly impressive for a career that he “fell into” almost by chance. Taking a tumble down an unmarked manhole while labouring on a building site, Fairhurst had little mobility for a year following a serious knee injury. He used some of the money from the accident compensation to immediately buy a National Resonator guitar, playing it incessantly for the year he was bed bound, truly feeling the blues. It’s during this year that he really developed virtuoso finger-picking techniques and found the sound which carried him across four continents.
Devyn Rose was born in New York. She began her love of music singing in a church choir.
At the age of 16 she began dance lessons at Broadway Dance Centre where she studied dance which included hip-hop, house and ballet.
Devyn has participated in national fashion shows across the US. She has written and recorded songs under the name of Tanya T6.
She has released a mix-tape for fans, entitled "Move Over Paris Hilton, There's a New Girl in Town" the tracks have received air plays on radio stations across New York.
Her influences include Janet Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston and Kim Burrell.
Devyn's new style of recording is a mix of edgy sexy vocals with attitude which she feels passionate about and reaches out to her fans.
Website : www.devynrose.com
The new single "Falling For You" will be released on Pink Staircase Entertainment and available on iTunes with a release on Monday 6th October.
James Dore who is based in Arizona, USA.
Originally starting off his career doing voice over’s for the Seattle School District at the age of 6, James Dore has not looked back since.
Having travelled all along the West Coast, from Canada to So-Cal performing, the reputation James Dore was building about himself resulted in him being invited to perform at the prestigious Hilton Hawaiian Village in Hawaii on a weekly basis. Since then, he has gone on to host his on TV show which he wrote and performed the theme song for, had the privilege of having 4 tracks included in the movie Vampire Slayers, and released his debut album Private Party which has been turning heads at numerous fashion shows and upscale dance lounges.
James Dore’s new material is expected to increase his profile even further with his videos already being played on various channels across the States. Details on this along with information on how you can purchase his material and forthcoming gig dates can be found on his website www.jamesdoreworld.com or you can follow him on Facebook
Singer-Songwriter Jessie Lowes looks to the ‘Stars’ with new single
Emotional single begins the run up to a debut album release
Available from September 22nd, ‘Stars’ is the new single from acoustic singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes. Based in Northumberland and specialising in a delicate mix of clear vocal and guitar picking, Lowes is a songwriter not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her music. The single ‘Stars’ was written for her mother who passed away in 2008 from Cancer, and the song is a tribute to their close relationship:
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/xVTu2Ut8Fn0
It’s hard to believe that a song this delicate is the work of an ex-cage fighter and club level rugby player - the light touch and subtleties of her music covering a tougher background than most, a childhood that music played a huge part in.
It comes as little surprise to learn that Jessie grew up around music, often using it as an escape. Her Uncle Tony Raine was a famous jazz pianist working with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Julian Slade, Judy Garland and Diana Ross, and had his own TV show in the 60s called MusicBox. And it is from this solid pedigree that Lowes’ musical pedigree was borne.
And now, with further singles and an album due before the end of this year, Jessie Lowes is set to take her love affair with music to the next level.
‘Stars’ will be available from September 22nd.
Lydia Singer - Meteor - new single out October 4th 2014 via iTunes and all other digital outlets.
A song about young love - "Meteor" was co - written by Rob Davis - who's well known for writing Kylie's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head."
Lydia is based in Woburn, Beds and works with vocal coach Lauren Fields and it was through this connection she started working with Lauren's husband, record producer, Charles Foskett.
Charles made his friend Rob Davis aware of this fresh new singer and Rob was so blown away by her voice that he agreed to co-write the song for her. The three of them came up with Meteor especially for Lydia.
Lydia’s been singing since a young age and attends the same performing arts school as former pupil Ella Henderson. Lydia is currently studying a theatre arts course, the same course, Ella Henderson studied.
Lydia has been working with producer Steve Salvari on another 3 songs, including one of her own - Stupid Love.
Lydia has also recently been working with Keni Stevens, who is best known for his soul album in 1987, Blue Moods. Keni has helped with the production of a music video for Meteor.
Lydia has sung at many gigs over the last 3 years and hopes to make many more performances in the future.
She's already taking her GCSE's in some subjects...
She sings in theatres too (currently in The Wiz in Milton Keynes).
Lydia is due to sing at Ronnie Scott’s Big Band in a Day.
Lydia’s musical influences are Eva Cassidy, Adele, Jessie J and Emeli Sande.
Her aim is to make it in the music industry and judging by the power of her voice at this age, we think that dream may just come true;-)
“Disgusting is a contender for debut album of the year” - Rock Sound
“Beartooth may just be the best new band of 2014. Hear them Roar!” - Kerrang!
“Raw and emotionally charged” - Metal Hammer
Reveal Smashing New Video For “The Lines”
UK and European Tour in September
Debut album “Disgusting” out now on Red Bull Records
Hotly tipped metalcore band, Beartooth have released an awesome video for new single “The Lines”.
Check out the smashingly good video right here:
Beartooth will return to our shores this September for their first UK and European headline tour. The Columbus, Ohio based 5 piece - lead by enigmatic, multitalented frontman and ex Attack Attack singer, Caleb Shomo - will be bringing their aggressive, no-frills metallic hardcore of the highest caliber to the following venues:
16th London, Borderline - SOLD OUT
17th Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
18th Glasgow, Cathouse
19th Manchester, Roadhouse
20th Leeds, Cockpit 2
"Beartooth are coming back to Europe! I'm stoked to do some international rockin' and rollin’!! The shows over there are real wild. We can't wait to hang out and play some tunes - see you in the pit” - Caleb Shomo
The ‘Toof - who recently finished demolishing stages across the U.S.A on the Vans Warped Tour - will also be joining Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens on their co-headline World Tour. Tour dates have just been announced over at www.worldtour.info
Beartooth songs are jam-packed with the passion, energy and urgent excitement of the underground Metalcore that emerged over two decades ago. Beartooth is a wakeup call, a rallying point against scene trends that have watered down the vibrant spirit of a classic sound; there is nothing fake about the sentiments on display. It’s real. It’s raw. Driven by the gritty sounds of guitar, bass, drums and forcefully deliberate vocals, Beartooth’s opening salvo delivers undeniable anthems.
“I Have a Problem”, “The Lines” and “Beaten In Lips” confidently announce Beartooth’s arrival to the world via an aural assault that viscerally connects in a way that is primal and destructive. There is no distinction between the band and their audience. They are one. Beartooth serves up arrestingly personal musings that act as conduits to their fans, the people who struggle with the same issues.
The best bands are often birthed by the most modest of intentions. No master plan, no blueprint for success, no marketing strategies – these are the types of groups whose organic formation ensures an authenticity to their creative output that can’t be manufactured. When all of the stars align and the material is fully executed, it’s groups like Beartooth who ultimately dominate against pretenders to the throne.
Take a dive into the mind, take a journey into complicated issues, emerge refreshed and energised. Put on Beartooth and enjoy the ride.
Caleb Shomo – Vocals
Taylor Lumley – Guitar
Kamron Bradbury – Guitar
Oshie Bichar – Bass
Brandon Mullins – Drums
Born in London and living in Hertfordshire, Lauren Rich is a singer-songwriter who certainly knows how to weave her distinctive voice around an effective acoustic chord pattern. With a taste for harmony and autobiographical lyrics that mean her songs border on country, Lauren is an artist with a bright future.
The next step in her musical career will see Lauren run a simultaneous release, with single ‘The Drink Talking’ taken from EP ‘The Same Sky’. Recorded with engineer Alan Emptage (Skunk Anansie, Arcade Fire, London Grammar, Adam Ant, Boy George) at OneLouder Studios, the single was written with a hangover when Lauren realised she sent a drunken text to a guy the night before: https://soundcloud.com/laurenrichmusic/the-drink-talking
Impressively, the full EP was recorded around spells in hospital where Lauren was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. However, she made it a point of pride to continue with her work, not wanting to let people down seeing as the EP was paid for by her fans, who supported her through a successful crowd funding campaign.
It’s little wonder that she is turning so many heads. Having performed at prestigious London venues such as Proud in Camden and The Water Rats in Kings Cross, not to mention playing live during radio interviews with BBC London and BBC Three Counties, her knack for catchy, acoustic melodies is clearly catching on.
In the meantime, ‘The Same Sky’ EP and ‘The Drink Talking’ single are both released 29th September.
Fiddlers Elbow in Kentish Town/Camden.