THE SCHEME GO JEAN FOR CHARITY

The Scheme set to join host of celebrity ambassadors in support of Jeans for Genes

Pop Rockers The Scheme join a host of celebrities in support of Jeans for Genes Day 2016 and will donate all proceeds of their new single ‘Can’t Stop’ to help children with genetic disorders across the UK.
 
Friday 23rd September will see The Scheme join a host of celebrities such as Nicola Roberts, Warwick Davis, Kate Moss and Lorraine Kelly when they overdo it in denim for Jeans for Genes Day. 
 

There are over 6,000 diagnosed genetic disorders with an estimated one in 25 children affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. 

 

The trio comprised of Kris, Kyle and Aleksey were inspired by Jeans for Genes ambassadors Jack Binstead, Jono Lancaster and Victoria Wright who they met at the launch of Jeans for Genes earlier this week – they wanted to join the denim army and do their bit to help this great cause by donating all of the proceeds of ‘Can’t Stop’.
 

‘Can’t Stop’ which just landed at No. 10 in The Music Week Pop Chart, is the title track from The Scheme’s forthcoming EP “Jerome Heights’ released October 23rd and the song’s title is exactly how you’d describe your relationship with the track’s replay button.  
 

With artwork being diligently handled by the brilliant graffiti artist Endless, and remixes from the excellent Wideboys and Westfunk, ‘Can’t Stop’ is a delicious slice of pop-rock that will be entering your ears one way or another and, with all of the proceeds going to Jeans for Genes we hope their fans across the UK Can’t Stop notching up those downloads.

Check it the video below

 

‘Can’t Stop’ is released September 23rd through Believe with all proceeds going to Jeans For Genes.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cant-stop-single/id1146802316
 

For more information on Jeans for Genes Day and to sign up for a free fundraising pack, please visit: http://www.jeansforgenes.org
Also Follow their Social Media pages for live updates;

  

o Twitter: @JeansforGenes
o Facebook: JeansforGenesUK
o Instragram: jeans_for_genes

 

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TORONTO THREESOME NIKKIS WIVES ARE HERE CHATTING TO ME ABOUT THEIR NEW EP ‘FOR E-V-E-R’ ,FASHION AND COLLABORATIONS!

What are your names?Dylan, Nate, and Nikki (Guitar, Drums, and Singer).

What is the story behind the band name?

The name is kind of an inside joke between the three of us. We figured that this band was the closest any of us will get to actually being married, so we named it “Nikki’s Wives”. It also plays up the dynamic we have on stage of Nikki as the groom in black, and Dylan and Nate in all white.

How would you describe your genre of music?

We usually describe it as alternative pop, but we like to take influences from a lot of different genres. We like to write pop songs and then make them cool and unique with production.

How did you meet each other?
At the time, Dylan was helping Nikki out with her solo project. They needed a drummer for one show so Dylan called up Nate to help out. After the first show we realized we had this great connection on stage. So we decided shortly after to become a real band.

 

Nikki, you’ve been making music since you were 12– what made you get started?
I’ve always wanted to be a singer, even when I was like 4 years old. So, when I got the opportunity to play in a band I loved the idea of getting to sing in front of people. I totally fell in love with performing and have been doing it ever since.

Are you signed?

We’re independent right now. We like the freedom that is gives us to be creative and find ourselves as a band. We’ve talked with some labels in the US, and in the near future will be looking more into that.

Your debut EP ‘For E-V-E-R’ was recently released. Tell us more about it.

For this EP we didn’t really give ourselves much time to write it. We locked ourselves in Dylan’s basement for 10 days, and wrote 8 songs for the record. The catch was that it was the dead of winter, and the heating was out. It was a completely collaborative process, where we all brought ideas to the table for each song – it worked out pretty much to a song a day on average.
 

Describe each track in three words. All the tracks are great but I do have to admit I have Fight Song on repeat.

Forever – Bitches ain’t shit
Lonely Being Cool – I’m very lonely
Fight Song – Fight for yourself
Another Lie – Happy Wife, Happy Life (that’s 4 words, but who’s counting)
Fantasize – Sending mixed messages
Ghost – Melancholy but hopeful
 You recently wrapped up a tour with CeeLo Green. What was your reaction when you got asked to do it?

We got told about this tour in the strangest way possible. So basically someone we were working with at the time sent us this cryptic email with only one sentence in the subject line, “How would u like to be direct support for CeeLo green?” The message was so strange that we all thought it was a joke or something. So when we found out that the tour was real we were stoked.

Has CeeLo given you any advice? If so, what?

CeeLo basically just told us to never stop learning and growing as musicians. Because you always have mistakes to make and grow from, and new experiences to learn from.

 You guys like your fashion. Who is your favourite designer?

My favourite designer is Saint Laurent. As a band we take a lot of inspiration from their refined yet grungy look, and I personally take a lot of inspiration from their clean-cut suits. It would be so dope to eventually have a Saint Laurent suit one day.

Who would you like to collaborate with in the fashion industry?

I think that it would be really cool to work with brands that are just starting to make waves and have the two of us grow together.

 What would be your dream TV show to have your music played on?

I think we would all die of excitement if South Park did a parody episode involving our music. I would keep a copy of that episode with me everywhere.

 Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years we want to be the biggest band in the world. So who knows where we’ll actually in in 5 years, but for right now, that’s the plan!

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We don’t really do anything else. I think Dylan and Nate play video games, and I have an addiction to online shopping.

Where would be your dream venue to play in your hometown?

It would obviously be amazing to play the big arena in Toronto, either the Rogers Centre or the ACC. But, it would also be so cool and surreal to play an historic venue like Massey Hall.

For anyone visiting Canada, where would you recommend them to go?

You get off a plane in your hometown:
1. Where is the first place you visit?
Go down to Queen Street West. There are tons of great restaurants, cafes, and shopping. It’s the coolest part of Toronto by far.
2. Where is the first place you see?

You would probably see the CN Tower first. Its one of the tallest building in the world so its kinda hard to miss.
3. What is the first food place you go to and what do you get?

Go to Grand Electric on Queen Street W. It’s this tiny little restaurant so you have to go pretty early to get a spot, but they make the best tacos in Toronto by far.
 If you could collaborate with one UK Artist or Band who would it be?

Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine is one of my biggest inspirations as a vocalist. She knows her voice so well and can control it to do whatever she wants. Working with her would be such a life changing experience, so that’s for sure my answer.

 If you could collaborate with one US Artist or Band who would it be?

When we were in LA earlier this summer we met this up and coming producer, Stephen Rezza. He showed us a couple of his tracks and we really dug what he did with chopping up pre-existing vocals and arranging them to make new parts in the song. Since his style is more electronic, it would be cool to see how it meshed with our style of music.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

You can find us everywhere by searching @NikkisWives or by checking out our website http://www.nikkiswives.com.

REVIEW: DALE MCKAY – READY TO MAKE YOU HAPPY WITH BRAND NEW EP ‘HERE AND NOW’

From being a music fan from a young age Dale Mckay is someone that you need to take a listen too!

A jumpy upbeat song with a message that just screams at you with pure love from the message Dale is singing to those smooth and vocals that are just so precious and instantly putting a smile on your face without a doubt.

I really feel this could just get picked for a tv/film that oozes with love as it just creates a atmospheric feel but still will have you dancing with the guitar drum instrumental which Dale’s vocals instantly forms in to a piece of creativeness that carries you along.

 

 

This is  just one of the four tracks off Dale’s EP ‘Here And Now’  so if you want to hear more of Dale and his beautifully written songs,

Head over to Dale’s website or Social Media’s on the 16th September 2016 to grab your copy;

http://www.dalemckay.com/

KUDU BLUE ARE BACK AGAIN WITH A LIVE VERSION OF ‘BREATHE’ 

Kudu Blue are a electronic band from Brighton and they have put their on spin on a live recorded video of Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul’s ‘Breathe’

The five some have completely took this track to the next level , with the vocals which are so silvery and feel the soul throughout each lets you just sit back,get a drink and relax in to a peaceful afternoon.

When this dropped in my email I was wondering how it was going to go, it could have gone either way but I have not seen a cover of this sang with so much passion and love and it has created a magnificent cover of it! 
Hats off to Kudu Blue, you have done this track justice without a doubt and in my opinion it’s up there with the original.
Check it out below ;

Kudu Blue are also happy to announce their headline shows this NOVEMBER, be sure to get down if you can;

16th Nov – The Waiting Room – London 
17 Nov – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton 
you have to be make sure you are following these; 

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https://www.facebook.com/KudublueUK/
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REVIEW:” PETE GARDINER ‘PRETTY SMILES’

Pete Gardiner is a artist from Newtownards and he is back with his latest happy upbeat single off his debut album which is coming!
Pretty Smiles is all about the emotion within Pete and it is a song that you may relate too but give you that release as well, going with the theme, the video was shot in Manchester in 1920’s bar again taking you on a journey in a magnificent way. 

Also directed by the talented Alex Taylor 
Check out the video below;

Make sure you are following Pete on social media for update because he has a lot more to come;

http://www.petegardiner.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/thepetegardiner/

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BREATHE IS A ONE MAN PROJECT AND I CAN NOW SAY THE RELEASE OF THE DEBUT ALBUM IS HERE ‘FEATHER’

Jacob Appleton is a artist showing us that music can be just as good without vocals throughout and with the beats in this great new album 100% proves it and makes you instantly relaxed when you listen too it 
Seed Vol l starts off as the prelude and sets a atmospheric feel to how the rest of the album is going to be.
Another of the tracks is the title of the Album ‘Feather’ more higher than Seed Vol 1 at the start but straight away allows you to know there is a story in the song and vocals that come through really make you want to understand and feel the emotion and it does that brilliantly. 
Seed Vol.ll ends the Album on a complete, telling us story in a way that just instantly makes you relax and in a calm mood. 
The professionalism is outstanding and just makes you wonder what is coming next! 

 

Follow ‘Breathe’ On Social Media;

BREATHE Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/offiicialbreatheband/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
BREATHE YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXk8Pqypqv8Q6-5STVpylLw
BREATHE Bandcamp: https://officialbreathe.bandcamp.com/releases
BREATHE Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/officialbreathe?profile_view_source=profile_box

REVIEW: IN AID OF WORLD SUCIDE PREVENTION DAY,JOSHUA LUKE SMITH RELEASES A POWERFUL NEW VIDEO AND TRACK ‘BECOMING HUMAN’

Joshua Luke Smith is just a 25 year old trying to help spread the word of #WorldSucidePreventionDay to let you know there is always someone to talk to. 

Josh has written this well worded track that has so much power, so much passion and drive to get Samaritans out there so you are aware that there is someone to talk to and will help you. 
Take a listen to ‘BECOMING HUMAN’ below

If you are someone that needs help or want to talk , don’t suffer alone and talk to Smaratins;

http://www.samaritans.org

Follow Josh on Social Media for all updates;
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/joshualukesmithmusic/

Twitter: 

http://www.twitter.com/JoshuaLukeSmith

Website:

http://www.joshualukesmith.com/

REVIEW: WANDERER HAS JUST RELEASED ‘ CALL ME CRAZY’

Wanderer has come out the studio with yet another fun and upbeat song.
The guitar riffs at the start then the drum hit grabs you attention and takes you straight in to the song and makes you want to dance. 
The professionalism through the track shows magnificently where as the vocals just make your heart melt, so smooth and gives it that energetic feel at the same time.
This is something you should be listening to with your friends and just you wait for a lot more to come from Wanderer because you will be hearing a lot more!
Listen on Spotify

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REVIEW: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME NEW MATERIAL FROM 1 IN FIVE, WELL IT IS HERE ‘ EVOLVE’ EP OUT TODAY!

 

1 IN FIVE are five piece from Brighton, UK ready to show us their edgy yet groovy hard rock sound.

‘EVOLVE’ is the single of their new EP ‘Evolve’ this just sums up the amount of effort and work the lads and put in and just created some real rock n roll muisc.
To the power of the guitar riff ripping through to the vocals taking you out of this world and straight in to the the song.
with the vocal complimenting the track and really gets you excited about the rest of the songs on the EP.

Check out the Lyric Video for ‘Evolve’ below:

GRAB YOU COPY OF THE EP FOR FREE BY SIGNING UO TO 1 IN FIVE’S NEWSLETTER AND LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS!
http://www.1infive.com/

WIYAALA IS READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD, CHATTING TO ME ABLUT HER LATEST RELEASE ‘PEACE ‘ AND ALBUM TALKS & MORE

What is your names? My full name is Noella Wiyaala, but I use Wiyaala which means “the doer” in my local dialect.
 

 

What is your genre of music?
I’m a Sissala from the Upper West Region of Ghana. So I call my music Sissala Pop which is a fusion of traditional local music with contemporary world Pop. You could also say its a sub-genre of Afro-Pop. 
 

Give us a little bio about you.
I grew up in Funsi, which is a village in the Upper West Region. My family were always into traditional music and my mother was a chorister. I used to sing and dance to entertain from a very young age. My impressions of Madonna and Michael Jackson used to make people laugh. I was such a tom boy in those days people used to call me Man-Woman. Eventually I traveled to Accra to enter reality shows. At my fourth attempt I won the Vodafone Icons show with the group Black n Peach. After a year I went solo. I went for an androgynous look that some have compared to Grace Jones. But I’m not like her at all. I’m an African and even tougher! Since then I have won awards such as The Most Promising Artist in Africa and played my music at many festivals in Europe including Womad 2016. I am also campaigning with Unicef Ghana to reduce the prevalence of Child Marriage in my country. My second album will be out in April 2017.
 

What made you go in to music?

I didn’t go into music. I was born with the gift of music in me. God blessed me with the talent and I do it and people want me to do it more because it brings joy.
 

 Are you a signed?

No, I am signed to my own label. Who signs to a label these days? It looks like musical slavery to me. 

 

Your released your new single ‘Peace’, what’s the meaning behind the Single? 

Its to tell my brother and sisters not to let any older controlling person put a gun in your hand to fight his cause. War is destruction.
 

 Will we see an EP or album? 

An album is coming May 2017. It builds on the work of my first album “Wiyaala”. I’m also looking at doing some dancehall collaborations with Lei Di Dai from Brazil. She is a fantastic artist. We developed an on stage chemistry on The Voices of The Revolution UK tour put together by In Place Of War. That’s another story. Fifteen different female artistes from countries around the world thrown together to make music and perform it around the UK. We even did a show at Ronnie Scotts. Can you image music from South America, Bangladesh, India and Africa all put into a melting pot. It was an incredible experience.
 

 You have many festivals coming up, tell us more about them.

I just about completed my tour now, but I have a big show coming up in Accra. Its called “Legends of Africa” which Yvonne Chaka Chaka is headlining. I’ll be there. You guys should come to Ghana and watch the show! Ghana will blow your mind. We are super friendly people.
 

You played WOMAD,this year, what was that like? 

I’ve been waiting all my life for stages like Womad. I loved it and the fans were mad for it. And I was reviewed in the Press as “charismatic” and “mesmeric”. Bring it on! I love to entertain. 
 

You have received awards,what was it like for you? 

Its good to receive awards. It makes you feelrecognised and appreciated. But I never make music to win an award. I just make the music as it comes out of my head. 
 

If you could collaborate with any UK artist who would it be?
Mick Jagger
 

If you could collaborate withy any USA artist who would it be?
Madonna
 

Where is your dream venue or festival to play? 
Headline my own festival in the capital town of Wa in the Upper West Region of Ghana.
 

Do you play any instruments?
Guitar and percussion
 

Who are your influences?
My mother, my uncle, Madonna and Michael Jackson
 

How do you get inspiration for all your tracks?
Usually when my manager is driving me somewhere and I’m watching the leaves on the trees which then turn into words and melody.
 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
If God allows, I will be an inspiration to the young women of Ghana and Africa.
 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I design and sew my own stage dresses. I can also draw very well. I watch TV. I especially like cartoons. I’ve been watching Family Guy and American Dad while on tour in the UK. 
 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
“Take A Bow” by Madonna which I saw on TV one day. For a village girl like me, it was a fantasy I wanted to live out.
 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Don’t change, just be the Wiyaala you have always been.
 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

Do your own thing as a musician. You know more than anyone whether the people in front of you like what you do. Be honest with yourself. 
 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

better the devil you know than the angel you have yet to meet

Who would your dream collaboration be with and why? 
Eeeiii!! This question!! Until I have started to work with the person I don’t know. Ok, just for fun, Tina Turner. I really know how to sing her songs and her special ability was to entertain audiences all over the world unrivalled energetic performances that didn’t require sophisticated lighting and effects. I can do that too.
 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
My setlist, my guitar, my cowbell, my lipstick, my African comb
 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow?

Instagram and Twitter @wiyaala, Facebook Wiyaala