‪REVIEW EMMA BALLANTINE RELEASES ‘SOMEBODYS STORY’ EP AND THE FOURTH TRACK ‘ THROUGH YOUR EYES’!

Emma Ballantine is a new British artist from London is ready to tell a story!

Releasing ‘ Through Your Eyes ‘ this is fourth track that has been released.
A sound of a mystery from start to finish and vocals that instantly make you feel a connection and an instrumental that is very peaceful and slow and takes you on the journey!

The lyrics so strong and the passion that’s been put to not just this track the whole EP is amazing  and so enjoyable!

With a professional and warm feeling throughout you are in for a treat!
check out ‘ Through Your Eyes’ Below:

Buy  ‘Somebody’s Story’ EP

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/somebodys-story-ep/id1220059437

 
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REVIEW: ‘BROKEN’ IS THE NEW RELEASE FROM FROM AUSSIE ARTIST JO COOPER AND IT HAS A VIDEO WITH IT!

Jo Cooper is an Australian artist ready to take on anything that is put her way! This release of Broken, straight away makes you want to listen twice before you even finish watching the first time.
Having a beautiful vocal melody that really takes the track to the next level makes it so deep and personal giving you shivers. A song that makes you just want to listen carefully but still enjoy it and you do!
The vision of Broken brought to life by Simon Smith & Ed Reiss brings it to life like a short movie that takes your breath away.
An artist full of passion is something a musician needs and Jo Cooler has definitely got it and I guarantee the whole world will know of Jo very soon!
Check out ‘Broken’ and the video below;

Check out ‘Broken’ and the video below;

On another note Jo will be here in the UK in July mainly around London so if you like Jo’s sound pop her a message on social media!
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REVIEW: ‘ISLAND APOLLO’ DROP THEIR NEW TUNE ‘HOLD IT DOWN’ PRODUCED BY ERIC LILAVOIS

The SoCal Five peice ‘Island Apollo’ coming in to the music scene with thir indie pop and funky urban griives and now their latest single ‘Hold It Down’ which I think you hear how much the band grow with every release and its great to see a strong and well flowed track.

‘Hold It Down’ with the upbat and funky grooves we all love from the guys come straight in puts a smile on your face and instantly makes you sway to the beat.
Vocals so fine and easy listening its takes you on the journey if Island Apollo’s music and its really interesting with not just this release, every release they’ve made so far.
The Production gives it that extra special hit to the song, your going to love this!

check out ‘Hold It Down’ Below:

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REVIEW: WANDERER RELEASES HIS NEW SINGLE AND ITS HIS OWN TAKE ON FLEETWOOD MAC’S ‘DREAMS’ AND ITS PERFECT!

Wanderer is an artist that takes his music to the next level and with this latest single he seriously gives it his all and you can hear that in the track.

With Wanderers appealing vocals coming straight in and gives it a smooth running through the song and really makes you instantly go warm inside.
Adding that Indie Pop vibe you hear really gives it that extra light yet still really still has a original feelto it which I love.

This is a song that lyrically and vocally  just instantly puts a great big smile on your face!
 
You need to take a listen for youself;

 
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REVIEW: THE DEBUT SINGLE ‘ CRYIN’ FOR YOU’ FROM ‘TOOTH & NAIL’ IS HERE! 

Tooth and Nail are a duo based in Leeds with a Grunge-Soul, Blues and vocals to make you feel warm inside. 
A big guitar solo to set the song up perfectly, a song to make you relaxed but also a track you would hear on a tv show and radio on repeat! 
Check it out for yourself 

https://m.soundcloud.com/saintinthecitypr/tooth-nail-cryin-for-you
Also Tooth &a Nail have a few gigs coming up too;
15th April – The Old Blue Last, LONDON

19th May – The Library, LEEDS

15th June – The Eagle Inn, MANCHESTER
For ticket info, head to toothandnailmusic.co.uk 

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REVIEW: BRITISH SINGER/SONGWRITER SANDI THOM IS SET TO RELEASE HER NEW SINGLE ‘TIGHTROPE’ IN AID OF PANDAS FOUNDATION.

Sandi Thom is a British sensation from being signed with the release of her  top hit ‘ I Wish I Was A Punkrocker’ to taking her own musical journey independently.

On the 24th March 17 Sandi is set to release a track so deep and meaningful but with a message behind it that gives you a lesson at the same time and it’s all in Aid of Pandas Foundation. 
Me from a young age growing up with Sandi Thom’s music being on in my house to now she still has those distinctive vocals that just lure you in like a magnet. 
With deep and meaningful lyrics that you just want listen and just take in that experience she has over come and this song certainly does this.

The video sets the scene to the track too.
After giving birth to her first child Logan, Sandi suffered Postnatal depression which can take you to a very dark place and it did it to her but she fought it and created this song to tell everyone her experience and most importantly to educate those whose don’t know much about but also help those who are going through it. 
Check out ‘TightRope’ below 

http://vevo.ly/aojWIw
Pre-Order ‘Tightrope’ right here

http://smarturl.it/STtightrope
More about Pandas Foundation;

PANDAS Foundation is the UK most recognised and trusted support community for families who suffer prenatal/antenatal and postnatal illness. 

#ItsOkNotToBeOk
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REVIEW: FOLK POP SINGER KRIS ANGELIS IS DROPPING HER LATEST SINGLE ‘HEARTBREAK IS CONTAGIOUS’

Kris Angelis composed her first song at three and never turn her back on music! 

Here now with ‘Heartbreak Is Contagious’ which has its upbeat melodies and its own spirit to let it jump out at you and it definitely  does do that and that folk feel makes it special and adds to the message.
Vocals are so sweet and flow wonderfully check it out for yourself below.

Kris is also set to release her EP ‘Heartbreak is Contagious’ 

Keep an eye on Kris’s page 

https://krisangelis.bandzoogle.com/store

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POP ARTIST ELENA RAMONA CHATS TO ME ABOUT HER NEW SINGLE THE NEON LIGHTS  AND HOW SHE LOVES TO EXPERIMENT IN GENRE CHECK OUT OUR INTERVIEW NOW! 

 What is your name?My name is Elena Ramona

 
What is your genre of music?
My main musical genre is Pop but I like to experiment with different genres such as Dubstep, Electro and Jazz.
 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up on Skiathos Island in Greece, I speak both Greek and English fluently.
I came to the UK at the age of 10 to attend boarding school in Wiltshire.
At school my friends would give me topics to write songs about at breaktime and mark me out of 10.
I moved to Guildford, Surrey in 2008 to study vocals at the Academy Of Contemporary Music.
I like keeping fit and watching sports, my favourite sport to watch is rugby.
I can mono ski.

 
Are you a signed?
No I am not, but I hope to be in the future.
 
You recently released your new single ‘The Neon Lights’ what’s the story behind the title?
The main message in the song is, be yourself embrace who you are and keep going,I used the analogy of neon lights to portray a happy confident message, neon lights are strong, bold and unique and I want my listeners to feel like this when they hear this song.
Describe it in three words.
Upbeat
Positive
Strong
How long did it take to write?
About 4 months, the song evolved a lot and I changed my mind about a lot of things before I was happy.  
What was the recording process like?
Quite stressful to begin with ,but also rewarding in the end when it all came together.
Where can it be purchased?
The most popular platforms you can buy this track on are iTunes,Amazon and Google Play.
Do you have any gigs coming up ?
I have some gigs planned for this Spring and I am in contact with some decent venues in and around London at the moment and hopefully will be playing at a local Festival or two this Summer.
Will you be releasing an EP, if so what can you tell us about it?
I plan to release one or two more singles first.
Would you be up for collaborating with other Artist/bands, if so how could they contact you?
I am always happy to collaborate with bands and artists, if they would like to contact me via Facebook or Twitter I am happy to organise something.
Where is your dream venue to play in the uk?
Wembley Stadium.
Where is your dream venue to play overseas?
Coachella Festival.
Do you have any collaborations with any other artists coming up?
You will all have to wait and see.
What made you go in to music?
Music has always been a part of my life , it happened very naturally.
Do you play any instruments?
I can play piano but not enough for me to sing and play at the same time.
Who are your influences?
I have so many, my main influences are The Beatles, Sia and The Spice Girls.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
The ups and downs of life feed my inspiration to write songs, I live in my own world a lot of the time and I am always writing down my thoughts as they usually evolve into a song.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Ideally, I see myself as a successful songwriter in 5 years
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I enjoy going to the gym and seeing my friends.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Teardrop -Massive Attack., I was 9 when I first heard it and I remember loving how powerful the song sounded.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Do it now because you don’t know what the future holds.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry but as an artist?
Try not to get distracted by what other musicians in the local area around you are doing, discover things about your craft and follow your heart.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
You are away from home for ages and you get back, where is your go to place in your hometown?
The beach with friends.
Do you have social media accounts for new fans to follow you?
Yes I do
Facebook : @elenaramonamusic
Twitter: @elenaramona90
Instagram : elena_ramona_music
SoundCloud: ElenaRamonaMusic
 

REVIEW: ELENA RAMONA RELEASES A POP TRACK ‘THE NEON LIGHTS’ READY TO GET YOU IN THE SUMMER SPIRIT! 

Elena Ramona grew up on a Greek island called Skiathos now based in Guildford Elena can’t wait to showcase her music.

The Neon Lights jumps straight in with fun pop beat to really get to in a great mood. 

Vocals so beautiful really make the track extra special and enjoyable.
Grab your copy here;

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-neon-lights-single/id1213854798
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TORONTO’S INDEPENDENT ARTIST JULIA CARLUCCI CHATS TO ME ABOUT HER LATEST SINGLE ‘TAKE ME DOWN’

What is your name?Julia Carlucci

What is your genre of music?

Pop/R&B/Soul

Give us a little bio about you.

My name is Julia Carlucci and I’m a Pop/Soul artist from Toronto, Canada. My sound is a mix of influences from classic R&B to contemporary Pop music. I recently released my first single called ‘Take Me Down’ as well as my first official music video.

Are you a signed?

No, currently an independent artist.

Your new single ‘Take Me Down’ can you tell us more about it.

‘Take Me Down’ is about falling for someone you know you shouldn’t. It’s when your head knows better but your heart is too curious to walk away.

Did you work on it with anyone if so who?

The song was written by myself and two Canadian writers named Cat Lewis and Sam Pomanti. It was produced by Cat Lewis and Canadian producer, Andrew Kesler.

What was the recording process like?

It was a long process but it was a lot of fun ! All of the sections were recorded separately and very spread out over the course of a year. The horns were recorded at Canterbury Studios in Toronto and then one of my producers, Andrew Kesler, recorded the rhythm section instruments himself. 
Funny story about the vocals…my vocals that are on the recording are actually my demo vocals. I recorded them sitting down in my basement (which is not a studio whatsoever). I had no intention of keeping them and even did a whole other recording session to replace them. We ended up not liking the new vocals so we kept the demo ones.
How was the writing process for the song?

Long ! Haha. This song has been re-written so many times. When I first started it about three years ago, I re-wrote it several times because certain lyrics/melodies weren’t working. I stepped away from it for a year or so and then came back to it. I finally finished it with my producer (Cat Lewis) and he helped me find the right version of the song.  

You also released a new music video to accompanie ‘Take Me Down’ what was filming like?

Filming the video was so much fun. It was a very long day but so worth it. That was the biggest undertaking of my career thus far as an independent artist so it was such a valuable learning experience as well.

You worked with Merik Wiiliams, how did that come about?

I’ve been working with Merik for 2-3 years now. We were both vocal majors in college but I had heard he did photography/videography as well. I hired him to film one of my studio sessions back in 2014 and we’ve been working together ever since !

Will we see a EP or Album anytime soon?

Not anytime soon. I’m focusing on pushing out singles and video content right now. Maybe in 2018.

Do you have any gigs or a tour coming up or in planning?

Currently in the process of booking shows but nothing concrete right now.

Do you play any instruments?

I play piano.

Who are your influences?

Adele, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

It all comes from personal experience or events in the world that really affect me emotionally. I sometimes even write about someone else’s story if it inspires me.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

I would love to be touring Europe or even Asia. Touring anywhere would be pretty cool.

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

I love to bake, hang out with friends and binge on Netflix.

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?

My dream would be the ACC or Rogers Centre.

If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?

Adele or Ed Sheeran

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

Tori Kelly

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

‘Crazy In Love’ by Beyonce. It’s one of my favourite songs ever. I’ve probably listened to it thousands of times and it never gets old.

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

Be present. Don’t worry about what hasn’t happened yet.

what would be your dream show to have your music played on?

The Ellen Show 

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

Stay consistent and work very hard. Realize that you have something unique to offer the world and have your art reflect YOU.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

You can never cross the ocean if you’re afraid to lose sight of the shore.

You get off a plane in your hometown,

1/ where is the first place you visit – The only place I want to be when I get off a plane in my hometown is my bed !
2/ where is the first place you see –
3/ where is the first food place you go and what do you get – Chicken bowl from Chipotle
Where is one place in Canada you tell everyone to go to, if they’ve never been?

Well, I’m biased but there are so many awesome things to do in Toronto. The CN Tower is a must for anyone who hasn’t been here. From an unbiased perspective, I’ve heard Montreal and Banff are absolutely stunning. They’re both on my bucket list !

You work with Project Light Company, how did that come about?

About six months ago, Charlotte reached out to me on Facebook and said that she loved my music! She told me all about Project Light Agency over a Skype call and I was sold. Working with her has been such a great experience and I’m so happy to have her on my team.

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

My microphone, lipstick, water, set list, confidence !

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/juliacarlucci 

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/juliacarluccimusic
Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/juliacarlucci
Instagram : http://www.instagram.com/thejuliacarlucci
Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/juliacarlucci
Website : http://www.juliacarlucci.com