Tuesday, 21 June 2016
The One when JC met ElFrancesMusic & @HollyMorwenna 21/6/16
@ElFrancesMusic & @HollyMorwenna dropped in to @rivierafm #jccooperlive talking new single
Listeners favs #jccooperlive @rivierafm show
Jupiter in Velvet -Rule your day
Prince William -Million ways
Stephen Harrison -Beautiful
Torous -God game suicide
BeX -Time to stop
Rivita -Silent Nights
Kojey Radical -Footsteps
The spins -Inertia
The silver bayonets -Low
Black Dylan -Hey Stranger
Sacrifice & Bliss -Hit me
Josh Mellor -Corner of earth
Helen Connelly -Behind your eyes
Daniel Pearson-4th July
Sam & the black seas -The Game
I am Kode -Paint the sky
Bearpark -Distant Fields
Rich Evans -hot city nights
Soulful Jazz Blues Pop singer song writer, Helen Connelly who is based in Essex, England.
Tipped as one of 'Colchester's One To Watch 2016' list in her local press, Helen Connelly has been causing a stir amongst audiences and fellow artists since releasing her debut EP in May 2015.
Having recently recorded new songs with top producers including Ian Post and Grammy Award winning Simon Gogerly whose credentials between them include U2, Paloma Faith and Alicia Keys to list but a few, Helen Connellly has now released her new single Behind Your Eyes which is available to purchase through all major download stores.
Described as having a powerful, yet uniquely soulful voice that takes audiences by surprise, you can find out more information on Helen Connelly by visiting her website www.helenconnellymusic.com or you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/HelenConnellyOfficial and www.twitter.com/HelenConnellyUK
Americana singer-songwriter Daniel Pearson will release his new single 4th July on June 17th. The immediately infectious track (hot on the heels of his acclaimed 2015 Alone, Together album) is a freewheeling slice of his songwriting talents that welds driving guitars, Johnny n’ June vocal harmonies & raucous harmonica into an ironic tale of love gone sour that fizzes by in under three minutes.
Daniel has released three albums to widespread critical acclaim around the world. Writers for Uncut Magazine, R2 Magazine, Nashville Gab, The Daily Mirror, Drowned In Sound, No Depression, Americana UK, PopMatters, Baeble Music & many more have been quick to praise timeless songwriting that fuses poetic lyrics to classic country & rock dynamics. His songs have been aired by influential DJs on NPR, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, KROQ, Lightning 100, Amazing Radio, Triple J, Double J & more. TV has also made use of his emotive vocals & melodies, with his songs soundtracking hit shows in the UK. With albums praised for their lyrical skill & willingness to incorporate garage rock, blues, folk and gospel influences into his core country sound, 4th July offers a more direct example of Pearson’s ability to craft nagging pop melodies within a story of betrayal & independence between two lovers.
In addition to winning over media tastemakers, Daniel has also been a word-of-mouth success story online with thousands of fans regularly sharing his songs on Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud & Spotify. This loyal fanbase has powered him to 20,000 iTunes downloads, over 300,000 streams & successful solo tours of the USA & UK.
4th July is an attention-grabbing introduction to an artist with a wealth of great songs. In an age of conveyor-belt rock & disposable cookie-cutter pop, Pearson is proving himself as a genuine talent built for the long run.
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Alternative Experimental Rock duo, Sacrifice & Bliss who are based in London, England.
Drawing on diverse genres from classical and middle eastern, to electronic and noise music, the duo have to date played a number of gigs ranging from masquerade balls to some of London's most prestigious music venues which is fast gaining them a reputation for being one of the best new acts on the scene to look out for.
Their new material has been produced by James Sanger who has worked with the likes of Manic Street Preachers and Faithless to name but a few and you can find out more about this along with further information on Sacrifice & Bliss by visiting their website www.sacrificeandbliss.com or you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/SacrificeandBliss and www.twitter.com/Sacrifice_Bliss
Hey Stranger is the lead single from the debut album of the same name by cutting-edge Danish duo Black Dylan, featuring the country's platinum-selling star Wafande and longtime collaborator and producer Nuplex.
Wafande is a household name in Denmark, with three platinum and two gold singles and two top ten solo albums to his name since 2011.
Black Dylan ‘Hey Stranger’ (Radio Edit)
Impact Date: 8th July
THE SILVER BAYONETS
single “Low” on 8th August.
Alessio “Alex” Vigo – Vocals
Elvys Damiano – Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Marco “Billy” Vitantoni- Bass
Saverio “Save” Federici – Drums
The band were born in 2006 with their first demo to attract live promoters and build local following. Working hard over the next 2 years they were recognised as a high quality alternative metal band playing the Italian unsigned live circuit.
2008 Kerosene grabbed the attention of the media with their self titled debut album recorded at the Lightless Studios Terni Italy. Released in 2008 through New LM Records and distributed in Italy and Europe by Masterpiece. The songs were described as “a fist on the stomach”, powerful, dynamic and melodic. The album was well received by the critics and appreciated by the fans, giving the band the chance to gig all around Italy.
After the release of “Kerosene”, the bands line-up changed, bringing in Marco “Billy” Vitantoni on bass. 2010 the band joined Carlo Bellotti’s Alkemist Fanatix Europe for management, promotion and booking activities. As a consequence of this collaboration the album “Face the Real” was recorded at the Real Sound Studios in Parma Italy. The album was mastered by Jamal Ruhe at the West West Side Studios USA and self released on October 30 2011.
2014 the band went through another line-up change: Saverio “Save” Federici joined the band as new drummer; previously toured with allot of bands among which Eric Martin from Mr Big.
like postcards from an earlier, purer, more positive time’ - The Sunday Herald on Stephen’s previous album Today Tomorrow
English-born, Scottish-residing singer-songwriter Stephen Harrison delivers this intimate and heartfelt new folk record Cherry Fair.
Having written his own songs since he was a teenager, Stephen got into music through legendary sixties acts such as The Doors, Simon and Garfunkel, Donovan, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan and George Harrison – the music that his older siblings would listen to.
‘As a teenager I was writing folk songs on acoustic guitar. Aged 16, I would strap my guitar on my back and head off 'on my moped' to places such as the Barnoldswick Folk Club.’
During the late seventies, Stephen’s musical interests shifted. Attending the Edinburgh College Of Art in 1977, he was founding member of the post-punk band Metropak. The band supported the likes of The Rezillos and Josef K, and received airplay from John Peel.
Having since disbanded, Stephen has now returned to his folk roots. His new album draws on his experience, exploring an array of pensive topics from unrequited love to reconciliation to the brevity of life. The subject matter deepens as the tracks progress.
Although minimal in sound, Cherry Fair is the result of a lot careful time and effort, Stephen going to great lengths to achieve the perfect sound using unconventional guitar tunings and a particular picking style. Vocals are often recorded multiple times so that he can achieve the exact phrasing. The result is a very clean and polished record.
As well as having a passion in music, Stephen is also a keen painter. Emotional tone plays a key part in his interest in the arts.
Artists that Stephen can be compared to include the likes of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, early Lou Reed and Richard Hawley.
Cherry Fair is out now
With influences growing up listening to the likes of her icons, Eva Cassidy, Carole King & The Corrs, these artists really have inspired her creativity, BeX style brings the elements and qualities from her favorites artists P!nk, Sheryl Crow & Anastacia, and a country feel of the Dixie Chicks & Lady Antebellum, and with the essence of all these influences 'BeX' Creates her own unique and original sound as an artist/ songwriter in her own right across the Soulful Pop, Rock Americana genre.
BeX has developed into a true professional and an astonishing performer with her powerful vocal talent, versatility, stage presence and her great passion and talent for song-writing. With BeX expressive creative lyrics and catchy hooks and melodies she appeal’s to a wide range of audiences. BeX trained as a professional Singer, Dancer & Actress in London and has worked all over the world on various shows and productions... including performances
at prestigious venues including; The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty's Theatre, The Troubadour, The Bedford, Radio (RTP) , Sky TV, The BT Tower, performances at AD NEC - for the King Of Dubai & VIP guests, and supporting Olly Murs in Scotland, and much more. Whilst performing and traveling over the years BeX discovered songwriting was her true
passion & what she loved to do.
BeX is very diverse and versatile, she is able to write and sing across so many genres and is always ready for a challenge, which means writing for other artists or any projects is so exciting. She has caught the attention from key industry individuals and with her passion and drive and she is continuing to pursue a career within the music industry as an artist/ singer songwriter.
BeX is currently collaborating with a wide range of Grammy recognized writers, artists and
producers working towards her debut Single/s 2016 & Album release early part of 2017. BeX is building a diverse catalogue of songs for the future writing for various projects including; TV & Film and artists collaborations include; Award Winning songwriter/producer 'Alan Glass' ( Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire ) and working with renowned music producer ‘Greg Haver’ (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C, Tom Jones) 'Devine Evans' (US x5 Grammy producer/songwriter for Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake) Grammy Winner 'Amy Wadge' ( Ed Sheeran) Multi platinum selling artist 'Easther Bennett' from girl group Eternal, to name a few.... BeX vocals can also be heard on Slovak artist - Peter Aristone debut Album - featuring Melanie C & James Dean Bradfield (Manic street Preachers).
BeX has gained so much support and recognition for her live performances, music &
songwriting within the industry by fans, key industry professionals and major artists
including; Radio conference with The Dixie Chicks & Court Yard Hounds, Art Ford - The Former Head of TV & Film for BMG worldwide who represents BeX music, 10 X Grammy winner Bobby Mcferrin and his sister Brenda McFerrin have shown support ( Emmy winning vocalist and songwriter – (Berry Gordy, Universal) to name a few.
See the full promotional video including producer interviews at :
Hailing from the colourful city of New Delhi, India, Rivita is a 20-something singer/songwriter practicing her art in the city of London. Her new single Silent Nights is out in July.
She has been making waves in the underground music scene in U.K. over the past couple of years having performed at numerous prestigious venues including O2 Islington, Westfield London and many more. Ever since Rivita was a little girl, she has been fascinated by music. At the tender age of 5 she became a part of her school's choir and performed regularly various events and functions. As a teenager, Rivita picked up the guitar and there was no looking back. Her love for music brought her to London where she was offered a place to study at the prestigious British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (previously known as Tech Music School, London). Studying under the guidance of the world class faculty of BIMM, London was a holistic experience for Rivita. Here she thrived as a musician and found her own sound and embarked upon a musical journey of being a singer/songwriter. This is where she first formed her band and started performing in and around London and meeting wonderful people along the way.
During the course, Rivita not only grew as a performer but also as a music composer and producer. After graduating from BIMM, London her impecable intuition toward composing for Film and Television led her to pursue a Master's degree in Composing for Film and Television at the reputable Kingston University. Being the youngest individual on the course, she faced many exciting challenges and excelled at them. Being professionally conversant with softwares such as Logic X, Sibelius and Pro tools, Rivita quickly gathered many skills that could benefit her career as a Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Producer and a Music Educator.
In the last 4 years, Rivita has been actively involved in Ethnic music and has performed with Brazilian percussion group BLOCO LCM and Paraiso School of Samba at events such as Notting Hill Carnival 2015, Pride London 2015 and many more. She went onto study World Music during her Bachelors degree at BIMM and eventually did a research project on "Ethnomusicology in Film Scoring" for her Master's degree. Her enthusiasm for World Music and percussion adds a unique streak to her music. Listeners often hear hints of her Eastern roots in her music. Taking inspiration from her research into Ethnic music and her background in Popular Music, her music blends in various cultures, thoughts and sounds,
Beware of Rivita's catchy hooks while listening to her music, they might get stuck in your head and stay there forever! Her songwriting skills have won her the semi-finalist position in the UK Songwriting Contest 2014 for her song Fly Away. While Rivita has been practicing a Pop/Rock sound with a golden hint of East, her upcoming music is moving towards an Electronic sound and she can't wait to share it with the world!
Remain who are based in Denton, USA.
Taking their name from its meaning; to persevere and to continue, Remain have been making huge inroads on the US music scene and beyond.
After being introduced to Grammy winning Eric Delegard in 2015 following a show at one of Denton's premiere venues, Remain went on to record a 5 track EP with him at Reeltime Audio.
Since then, the band have gone on to receive radio play on a number of stations across the US which helped contribute to them securing management with Robert Speed Productions.
Described as being powerful poetic rock that produces both lighthearted jams and anthem-like songs, you can find out more information on Remain by visiting their website www.facebook.com/RemainRocks and www.reverbnation.com/remainrocks