FRENCH ARTIST ‘MALONE’ IS BACK WITH A RELEASE TO MAKE YOU WOW FEATURING ISMAEL SANKARA AND FERRICIA FATIA ‘BEST OF US’ 

A trio made up of magic!!

The heavy beat start that feels so sweet yet so much soul it instantly makes you smile and just look forward to what’s to come next.
With the vocals from Malone sang in french it’s safe to say this is one multi talented musician. 

Then the silvery vocals from Ismael and Ferricia come through and carries the song so beautiful. 
Both French and English singing just makes my mind go crazy when  I say it but it can be done and Malone does it magnificent to give his tracks that unique edge. 
Check out ‘Best Of Us’ for yourself 

Get up to date with all of Malone release 

http://www.maloneofficiel.com/

THE CREATIVNESS STILL RUNS THROUGHT GEORGE SHELLEY’S VEINS, ANNOUNCING HIS NEW MUSIC PROJECT ‘ORIGINALS’ OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS!

Former Union J member George Shelley has been busy after he left the group from coming runner up in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here to now presenting on one of the biggest stations Capital FM but George is back with music AND a gig! 
Over the next six week George will be revealing new music and videos to give us fans something back. 

Not only co-producing all the songs , George wrote all the songs and even directed and edited all the videos to each of the tracks!

Their will be six original songs in the lead up to CHRISTMAS and first up is ‘360’ … What is ‘360’ about you may ask and I will tell well in George’s words 😉 ; 

360‘  is about me at my most vulnerable 

Releasing on 20th November 2016 
 George then will  release ‘Soldier’, a song about the importance of family, and how it’s always worth fighting for. 
Next we have; 
 ‘Scars’, inspired from a DM on Twitter I received from a girl in need of help who was self-harming. It touched me, and although I didn’t know how to help directly, I picked up my guitar and this song kind of fell out of me. I hope she gets to hear it one day, and it helps her in one way or another.

After that we have 

Make It Better’ is the next song, with an adorable video about friendship
Then …

Poltergeist’ is about the energetic ‘noise’ that is left in a place after a relationship has ended. Finally
And lastly 

 ‘Prove Me Wrong’ is my attempt to show the silly side of love, you know, when you’re being a bit of a goofball!”
And to top off the surprise the wonderful George Shelley will be performing at ‘Under The Bridge ‘ ,Chelesea on 18th December 2016 and tickets on sale on the 14th November 2016  at 9am and VIP ARE AVAILABLE TOO;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/george-shelley/under-the-bridge/1043901/
Keep up to date with all George Shelley’s latest news; 

Website: http://www.georgeshelley.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/higeorgeshelley
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgeshelley/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/georgeshelley
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Higeorgeshelley

WITH THE FOCUS ON SUCCEEDING ‘SIR RANA’ HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP IN THE STUDIO TO CREATE THEIR OWN SOUND FOR THREE YEARS AND COUNTING AND I GOT TO HAVE A CHAT WITH THE LADS!

What are your names?Christopher Pless (mainly guitars), Anton Becker (mainly bass), Eric Boström Wallin (Drums), David Granath (mainly vocals)

What is the bands name? 

-Sir Rana


How did you come up with the bands name?

-We have been told that our songs often have some kind of an Asian touch to it. We came across the name “Rana”, added Sir because we liked the idea to put “sir” together with the feminine sounding “Rana”.


What is your genre of music?

-Indie pop


Give us a little bio about you.

-We in Sir Rana have played for five years together in different projects. The only thing that has been constant is the four members we are today. A previous project was the band Criminals, in which we had some success including tours in Europe.

The past three years we have been locked up in our studio creating music. Right now we are looking to play as many gigs as possible to share our new music.
What made you go in to music?

-Well, it’s different for all of us, but we all grew up with a love for music and eventually we wanted to start creating ourselves.
Are you signed?

-We wish we were! We really like what this band is becoming and are excited to see how far it can take us.
You have just released ‘Expectations’ (a soundcloud only release), tell us more about that:

-Anton started to play this fantastic bass riff that we all loved and after that the guitar riff came quite naturally. The vocals was a bit of a pain to write with the bass and guitar being all over the place, but once we got the chorus melody down the rest kind of wrote itself. The lyrics are about when you are trying and trying but realize that you have been trying the wrong way.
You’ve also released a video to another song called ’Don’t Tell The World’, how come?

-Before we started to record songs we transformed our rehearsal space into a studio. Friends and family helped us so we wanted to give something back. We invited friends and family and played some songs and yet another even more awesome friend helped us film it.
Will we see an EP or album this year or next?

-Our plan is to keep it a secret for now but we have a lot of material that is ready to be put out.
Can you tell us anything about it (if you are due to release)?

– *Silence*… =)
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?

-No one in particular at the moment.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact? 

-A rapper would be neat, or a female singer! Anything really that forces us to challenge ourselves. Just send us an e-mail!
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?

-In a previous project we played some in other European countries like Germany and England. We would love to do that with Sir Rana as well. But at the moment we only have gigs planned in the cold north (Sweden).
If so where are you thinking of heading?

-Time will tell
Who are your influences?

-We listen to everything from Frank Ocean and Miike Snow, all the way to Vivaldi.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?

-We all bring ideas to the studio. We tend to write better music when we start with just a simple yet strong melody or riff that we build the song around. 
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?

-We hope to be on a big stage somewhere.  
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

-We all want this band to go well so for now we just have everyday jobs that make enough money so that we can focus as much as we can on the music.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

-We all like The Beatles very much so probably one of their songs.
If you had one of your songs played on a TV show or Film which would you want it to be?

-Simple question. The O.C. of course. Brilliant manuscript!
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

-That we should do as much as we can ourselves. Building our own studio has given us a lot more freedom and the control to make our songs sound exactly as we want them to.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

-Keep at it. Don’t think too much about what other people think.


What quote or saying do you always stick by?

-Hellre i räven än i röven. (A Swedish way of saying, Hey, this ain’t too bad!)


You come off tour or a gig away from home, where is the first place

1/ You visit for food

-A home cooked meal.

2/You go and see

-Our homes.

3/ you go to have some fun

-Our studio.
How did it come about working with Mighty & Bear Promotions?

– The owner is a friend of ours. He loves us and wanted to help us reach out to the world. And he wouldn’t accept no for an answer, so here we are. 
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

-Drums, synthesizers, guitars, basses and David, our singer.


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

Yes! @Sirranamusic on Instagram & Twitter and Sir Rana on Facebook.

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.

FROM PHOENIX,ARIZONA BROCK BAKER MOVED TO LA TO SHOWCASE HIS TALENT AND MUSIC TO THE WORLD, I CHAT TO HIM ABOUTBHIS NEW SINGLE ‘FAIRYTALE ENDING’  AND MORE 

What is your name?

 Brock Baker

 What is your genre of music?

 My genre of music is Soul Pop

 Give us a little bio about you.

 I’ve been performing since I was 4 years old, I was raised in Phoenix Arizona and won a gospel music award for vocals. Shortly after, I moved to Los Angeles and started a career writing pop music and acting for television. I’ve been a session singer for years and have worked on projects for the rascal flats, Glee, and even the new cartoon SING. I currently wrapped a new kids show called “Q-Wunder” with Alyson Stoner and am working on my new personal record.

What made you go in to music?

 When I first hit the stage I felt at home. I think it made sense to me and as I got older it became more and more clear that I was meant to entertain people. Nobody makes you do it, your heart and your head just know.

 Are you signed?

 I’m currently independent. I’ve done the label thing, and it’s good to be signed at the right time. It’s all strategic. 

 Your brand new  song “fairytale ending” comes out on the 30th of August 2016 , tell us more about it.

 I’m excited about the stripped version of Fairytale Ending. It was a song that I wrote for a friend. I asked her why she wasn’t married. She’s so beautiful, kind, and deserved a good man. She was down and out, she was crying with me about how nobody would marry her. I wrote this song for her, sang it to her, and, within a year, sang it to her and her husband as their first dance at their wedding.
 What was the writing process like for “fairytale ending”?

 This process started with a relationship. Knowing somebody worthy of love, but not receiving it. I was thinking about cheering her up the whole time that I wrote it. From the relationship to the guitar to the lyrics and melody, this one came together and is a song that I love to this day. 

Will we see a new ep or album this year?

 I hope so. If it’s not released this year it will at least be recorded. I’ve been choosing between hundreds of songs that I wrote and it’s been tough to choose which will best suit the direction of my music for the coming year.

 Do you have any gigs or tours coming up?

 I currently don’t have anything on the books as I’m recording my record but expect to have some dates in the near future.

 you were on the voice and american idol, how were they different?

 Most of the crew has worked on both shows. The difference is that they have different judges. Other than that, it’s pretty similar. I think Idol has a better track record for creating artists that stick around, but the voice really does have some incredible talent come through.

 you also got cast as a warbler on Glee, How did that come about and what was the best piece of advise you got?

 I received a call one day from the executive music producer of the show one morning saying that “I have an opportunity for you”… I shot out of bed and called back. He had mentioned that he randomly found me on Facebook from a picture that I had tried to take down for weeks (but the computer wouldn’t let me). That very picture booked me the job for Glee. It changed my life. Tim Davis advise to me was to “be the light.” It’s been the best piece of advise that I’ve received in this industry thus far. He will always be at the front of my Thank you list.

 Do you play any instruments?

 I do. I play guitar, piano, uke, and most stringed instruments come natural.

 Who are your influences?

 Girls, God, Family, and life experiences. When it comes to musical style, growing up my influences were Bono, Billy Joel, Elton John, Elvis, Celine Dion, and the Bedingfields.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 I normally wake up with a melody. If the day doesn’t start with that Ill sit down at the piano and just start playing, or a current event will take place that moves me to the lyric first and I’ll base a melody around that.
 Where do you see yourself now in 5 years?

 In 5 years I see myself touring, employing people, producing, writing, married, and living in LA, Nashville, and London.

when you’re not doing music, what do you do?

 When I’m not doing music I’m investing time into people. I moved to LA to help people through life issues. It just so happens that music has been a part of that help. I really enjoy coffee and hanging or a solid flick. Im kind of a hopeless romantic, so I don’t really mind a good chick flick every once in awhile. Ha!

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

 I loved “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2, Celine Dion’s “all coming back to me”, Billy Joel’s “for the longest time”, Elvis’ “Jailhouse rock”, Elton John “candle in the wind” Daniel bedingfield “If you’re not the one” & “Gotta get through this”. All of these songs inspired me.
 what’s the best advice you have ever been given?

 Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. I live by the Golden Rule and I can attribute any success that I have to that Gold Standard of living.
 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

 Be Original. This world can be very black and white and it’s our job as artists to bring the color to the people. Think of different ways to say the same thing, think of different things to say, open your eyes and ears to your surroundings and be the mouthpiece for your people.


What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 Frank Gifford put his arm around me once and said “age is just a number”… This inspired me to live till I’m 120, to always keep the same spirit that I had when I was 14, and to not let my being young destroy my effectiveness to the old, but not let my being old destroy my effectiveness to the young. 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?

 There is this little mexican restaurant called Via de losantos that has a dish called the “marylou” it is unreal. My favorite place in AZ!

 When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

 1. Water

 2. Capo

 3. Guitar

 4. Set list

 5. Small bag of lays potato chips (grease helps the throat)

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

 yup! everyone can follow me at:

https://www.facebook.com/brockbakermusic

https://www.instagram.com/brockbakerm…

https://www.youtube.com/c/BrockBakerM…

https://www.snapchat.com/add/brocksta…

http://www.brockbaker.com

Day 7 – #BBWEEKOFVIDSONMOTF

DAY SEVEN VIDEO SEVEN!
It’s the final day of #BBWeekOfVidsOnMOTF and Video number seven is DJ Snake Ft Justin Bieber ‘Let Me Love You’. 
Covering this as a live session I love to see him do something different every now and then.
With Brock’s vocals being deeper in this cover it really gives him that head start with the different vocal tones and ranges in different songs. I love that because everyone is different and makes it his own in a great way!
In parts of this track Brock actually sounds a bit like Bieber as he gets to the chorus then just throws you off with them attractive vocals and the simmering of that great beat. 
Check it out below;

Follow Brock on Social Media;

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https://www.youtube.com/c/BrockBakerMusic
https://www.snapchat.com/add/brockstarbaker
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Day 6 – #BBWEEKOFVIDSONMOTF

 DAY SIX VIDEO SIX!
Brock Baker’s video number six is his cover of Andy Grammer’s song ‘ Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)’
Straight away diving in to the song is Brock’s fruity vocals, even though it has a slower start to the original it still takes you in the journey of the lyrics just the same. 
Brock added his own touch to his version and it makes it better and the chorus in Brock’s version is again a low beat but still has the catchy rhythm to the track.
The Uke is a fantastic touch to this video and really brings out Brock’s different vocal tones , he has so many and it’s so great to see in the different songs his plays.

Check it out below 

Follow Brock on Social Media;

https://www.facebook.com/brockbakermusic
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https://www.snapchat.com/add/brockstarbaker
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Day 5 – #BBWEEKOFVIDSONMOTF

 DAY FIVE VIDEO FIVE!
Brock Baker’s video number five is a cover of the Prince – Kiss
The video to this cover is more plain than the others where it had either guitars in the back or the fire but this is just a plain wall which I think is done on purpose to let you create your own image.
Starting with a bang, the song just comes out of Brock as if it was his own, with the vocals so powerful yet so smooth it just makes you relax instantly and put it on repeat.
I just love how professional this sounds , such high quality vocals which just make your heart melt and and the instrumental just carries you and it’s stunning.
Check it out below 

Follow Brock on Social Media;

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https://www.snapchat.com/add/brockstarbaker
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DAY 4 – #BBWEEKOFVIDSONMOTF

 DAY FOUR VIDEO FOUR!
Brock Baker’s video number four is 

Brock’s Original Song ‘Marley’.
Starting it off with a guitar solo lasting around 30 seconds which gives it that build up perfectly.
This is a song that a lot can relate too, you can tell it is written from the heart expressing what he feels and sang so deep and soul. 

The imaginative and creativeness from Brock shines through this song and you need to listen to the message behind this song!
Check it out below 

Follow Brock on Social Media;

https://www.facebook.com/brockbakermusic
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https://www.youtube.com/c/BrockBakerMusic
https://www.snapchat.com/add/brockstarbaker
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Day 3 – #BBWEEKOFVIDSONMOTF

 DAY THREE VIDEO THREE!
Brock Baker’s video number three is his duet with Loren North. 

The two com together and perform their original song ‘Where Am I’ in a what looks like Living Room session but that doesn’t really matter… 
When this first comes on you hear Brock sing the first line and Loren just come over the top. Having a more laid back feel to this song I just love where it takes you by the end.
It is just sang and written with so much passion, it comes flowing straight out as soon as the two sing.

Brock vocals are more lower but ease you through gently and let’s you listen to the lyrics in a magnificent way then Loren’s higher vocals take the song to the next level giving it their own originality and is so professional. 
Check it out below;

Follow Brock on Social Media;

https://www.facebook.com/brockbakermusic

https://www.instagram.com/brockbakermusic

https://www.youtube.com/c/BrockBakerMusic

https://www.snapchat.com/add/brockstarbaker

http://www.brockbaker.com

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http://www.LorenNorth.com

https://www.youtube.com/LorenNorthMusic

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Snapchat: @LorenNorth