Saturday, 9 July 2016

The One when JC met Josh May 9/7/16

@Josh_May_Music played a live session and chatted on #jccooperlive @rivierafm show .Talking life with the Kaizens and solo EP plans .

Playlist -

Big Sound of the week -
Cave Mouth -Who's pulling the Strings?'

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Reece -Fear 
Andy B -all out of luck 
Tokyo Taboo -Make it out 
Andrea -Hold me once more 
Trampolene -The Gangway 
Fergus Tanner -Embers 
Hands off Gretel -One eyed girl 
Browkin -All my days 
Gabz -Up 
Quorum -Run ( live track )
See me coming ( live track )
Talk to me ( live track) 
Ollie Stephens -You!ve changed 
Salio -Lost world 
King Canute -Glory days 
The blue book project -Pockets of dirty change
Pete Gardiner -Pretty smiles ( ash Howes mix )
Dan Bickford -the old me 
The Reggaskas -A good day 


Quorum are from Exeter and feature Jake Mack and Nathan from Downfall plus vocalist Jordan Hookway from Joyriders.

The band are creating a bit of a stir locally and are already taking festival bookings.

The recordings are live studio recordings, recorded mixed and mastered by Danny Blackaller.

TRAMPOLENE entitled 'The Gangway', taken from their upcoming Mini Album 'POCKET ALBUM FOUR' being released 12th August via MI7 Records. 

'The Gangway' has quickly picked up airplay from BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Radio X's John Kennedy, BBC Introducing in Wales and has also been chosen as's 'Track Of The Day'.  

Reece  who are based in Wales. 


Originally starting out as a solo acoustic project by Rob Reece, Reece has since gone on to materialise as a Rocking Machine band from South Wales blending together elements of Hard Rock, Pop and Prog harmony-rich vocals.
Quoted as having Big anthem style choruses that scream melody from start to finish, Reece have now released their new single Fear which has already received exposure on a number of stations around the world.  
Details on this along with forthcoming gig dates can be found on their website or you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter at and

London's infectious and raucous riff deviants, TOKYO TABOO, return with their new single 'MAKE IT OUT ALIVE' on the 19th August. Their debut album '6th Street Psychosis' will be released on the 30th September. 

This hyperactive, multicoloured rock group have brought their hook laden previous singles to the national airwaves via support from BBC Radio 1, Radio X with John Kennedy, BBC Introducing In Cornwall & many more.

Heartfelt, uplifting genius,” is a complement the humble Browlin feels uncomfortable with, but Tastemakers and fans alike agree that his incredible Wild West / Indie Funk is both “captivatingly personal” and “beautifully melodic.” 

As he put the final touches to his new album, ‘‘To the Border!’, he looked up at his most prized possessions - a Platinum & Silver disc hanging on his studio wall. “I’m hoping to make it a trio with this new album,” he says. 

“Record of the Week” Radio 2 

“Gets even better with every listen” Lauren Laverne, 6 Music 

“I’m loving this” Huw Stephens, Radio 1 

“My record of the week” Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2, 6 Music 

“Get your ears round this! Love the sound!” Shaun Keaveny, 6 Music 

“Really love this” Stuart Maconie, Radio 2, 6 Music 

Browlin delivers a powerful combination of passionate vocals and haunting harmonica with latin rhythms. Live he performs with Chilean virtuoso guitarist Fez Sanchez. In a previous life, Oliver Brown aka Browlin was engineer and studio manager at Skint, where he gained Top 40 credits, hit 2m views on YouTube and was part of the incredible success of artists such as Fatboy Slim. His latest moniker Browlin heralds a new direction as he lets go his electronic past to deliver an eclectic album full of “rhythmic emotion”. 

His previous work gained widespread critical acclaim from both Tastemakers and multi-million selling artists, with airplay across all major stations including Radio 2, Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Radio X as well as soundtracks to TV, film and theatre. 

Like his genre-breaking contemporary Mark Ronson, Browlin’s inspiration draws from vintage styles and combines them with pioneering production, giving us large helpings of Ennio Morricone, a dash of Johnny Cash and a side of organic Hot Chip. 

Destined to amass universal praise like his previous projects, Browlin is the name on the lips of every music industry aficionados and touted as a potential winner of this year’s Mercury Music Prize. 

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Treading a similar path to Katie Melua, Georgian singer/songwriter Salio, is also causing quite a stir with her soulful debut single ‘Lost World’ taken from her debut EP ‘Lost World’ released July 1st. This is a track about overcoming difficulties of the past and looking ahead to a brighter future.  The track is lifted from her forthcoming album, due out later this year.

Salio was spotted at the Black Sea Festival in the Republic of Georgia by producer Quint Davis, who organizes the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. He was so blown away by her performance that he invited her to perform at the festival.  Salio managed to get the Ministry of Culture to pay for her trip to the US.  Once there, she wowed audiences of thousands, and sang with jazz and gospel greats. Shortly afterwards, Salio was invited to perform at the Blue Note in New York, where she again received a standing ovation.

She won her first singing competition at the age of six, wrote her first song when she was 11, and was convinced that her singing talents would help her escape the awful poverty she was experiencing.

Salio says, "This song is about some of the problems we face as humans in this world today.  I think that if you show some kindness where little or none exists, you have the power to change people's lives and then they, in turn, have the power to help other people too.”

A humble individual with a big heart, Salio has to be the most exciting discovery of 2016.

Gabz' video for her first track of her debut EP (both named 'Up' - single out 5th August/EP Sept 2nd) has just gone live on her Vevo account:

21-year-old Italian-born pop singer Andrea Di Giovanni delivers another fun and equally heart-wrenching single straight off his new EP Soultrip.
As the singer explains: ‘Hold Me Once More’ is the first song I ever wrote in English, 3 years ago. It talks about the relationship between me and my dad during my childhood and the lack of love and communication I perceived within it.
In the lyrics of this tune I am quite straight forward, telling him what I have been through, which I never had the courage to do in person’
The single follows Andrea’s previous emotive electro-pop single ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’.
Both tracks will appear on the singer’s new EP Soultrip, which tackles an array of personal topics such as Andrea’s relationship with his father, exploring his bisexuality, as well as overcoming his experiences with vitiligo.
‘As the title explains’ states Andrea, ‘it’s a journey into the deepest corners of my soul, starting with the relationship with my dad, going into the very first time I fell in love with a guy, to my first experience in a gay relationship to the relationship with my ex best friend (actual girlfriend now). The progression of concepts for the EP is: absence, lust, apathy, awareness and resolution.’
‘Hold Me Once More’ was released on June 15th
Soultrip EP was released on July 15th


After a full year and a half off the scene preceded by lengthy touring, the now three-piece UK Rock Band return their new single “Glory Days” (Released August 15th) - the first single from their long awaited debut LP, coming November.

King Canute formed on the mean streets of Harlow, Essex - where you either join a gang or join a band, After touring since early 2012 as a two-piece, Bassist/Singer Jon Lett and Drummer Chris Woollams recruited Guitarist Lee Royston to make the loud louder.

“Glory Days” is a no noise stomping rock number reminiscent of a punkier Queens of the Stone Age, a punchier Foo Fighters, and a more melodic Bring Me The Horizon. With its swirling etherial guitars which break into a heavy grooving track, “Glory Days” is punctuated with Jon Lett’s scathing vocals - telling the story of feeling lost in life, something we can all relate to at one point or another.

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Pete Gardiner-

It’s been a whirlwind year, but despite the heady experience, our young Irish crooner is never too proud to rock up to an empty pub and whip out his guitar. His third single release ‘Pretty Smiles’ is perhaps his most accomplished to date and an exciting indication of the album to follow.
A stunning video and superb production, ‘Pretty Smiles’ really has the potential to help set Pete apart as a supremely talented singer songwriter. It’s a pure sing along pop song, with heart, melody and a chorus that catches you and doesn’t let go.
Lyrically clever, Pete is a songsmith through and through. There’s an air of a young James Dean about him and this love of retro inspired the ‘Pretty Smiles’ video that narrates the story of a young bartender who falls in love with a ghost, using images reminiscent of 50’s Film Noir.
While on a movie theme, Pete’s recent collaboration with Pól Brennan will see them both performing music from a new film ‘Property of The State’ at the Rowing Club in Galway on July 6th, immediately after the premiere at Galway Film Fleadh.
Pete will then be returning to Newtownards (Belfast) for a homecoming gig on Saturday 9th.  The film is a powerful drama based on the true story of a young woman dealing with the devastating effects of having a murderer for a brother.
Pól Brennan composed the full score while the lyrics for the title track, ‘From Over The River,’ were written and performed by Pete.

Pete‘s forthcoming debut album featuring ‘Pretty Smiles’ and his previous releases ‘All These Things’ and ‘Idols’ is produced by award winning Irish producer Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers/ Soak), and is due for release later this year. ‘Pretty Smiles’ has been remixed by Ash Howes.

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