A TRIO CALLED ‘ THE TRUEBELLES’ ARE SET TO MAKE YOU DANCE YOUR NIGHT AWAY WITH THEIR LATEST SINGLE ‘MISTER NOBODY’  AND WHAT ELSE DO THEY PLANNED 

What is your bands name? 
The Truebelles
How did you come up with the name?
It’s a faux take on 1940’s Americana. The word Belle comes from that. We like the way Amy Winehouse mixed it up with hip hop, jazz and 1960’s culture.
What is your genre of music?
The genre is good songs. We like to mix it up. We like to dance.
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
Lorena is the lead vocal on Mister Nobody although we take turns on lead vocals. Grace has emotional versatility as a singer and Tallulah is the most developed as a songwriter. We share a passion for seeing more a dynamic and healthy representation of women in the media.
 
What made you go in to music?
Grace: Freddie Mercury.
Tallulah: Passion.
Lorena: I can’t remember I was singing before I could speak.
Are you a signed?
We are a collective as much as a band or act. We all have individual projects and we do The Truebelles because we love it not really because we are legally bound to it.  
Your brand new Pop single ‘Mister Nobody is out, what an you tell us about it? 
It’s straight forwardly about standing up for yourself. its about a man who can’t find his own way so he relies on a woman too much so she has to stand up for herself for both their sakes.
Tell us more about the title of the single process.
Our producer came up with it. We think it’s really about him.
What was the recording process like? 
We work with a writer producer on the Truebelles we make alot up in the recording studio. It was recorded at Katie Melua’s keyboardist’s studio.
What was the writing process like?
The writing, recording and producing processes all bleed into each other on this project.
Who did you show Mister Nobody to first?
We played it to a film director as we knew right away it was the song we wanted to launch with.
Will we see an Album or Ep this year? 
Most of the album is recorded we had to break off a few times as Tallulah was filming for Television and Lorena had some huge Gigs at the O2 in Scottland.
Do you have any gigs coming up, if so where will you be heading?
We plan to do a few low key spots although it depends how well the single does.
Do you play any instruments?
Tallulah: I play Guitar.
Lorena: I write top line melodies and use a work station so I play synth.
Grace: Keyboards in the studio. 
Who are your influences?

Grace: Freddie Mercury, Chromeo, Christina Aguilera… Too many to mention. Prince also. 

Tallulah: Kate Bush. I really like a lot of electronica such as Oh Wonder, James Blake. So many.
Lorena: Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Jamiroquai, Jill Scott, Santana, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder.
Tallulah, youve had experience in the Enetertainment industry doing voice over and currently in the top 12 of Britains Next Top Model which congrataulations might we add… what is the best advice you’ve been given and passed it on? 
Lorena: I did some ADR for Margo Robbie’s Jane in the Tarzan movie, best advice is “learn from your mistakes”.
Tallulah: best advice “go for it”.
Grace: from mother. it’s “failing to prepare, is preparation for failure”
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Grace; you just start somewhere and then keep going until you finish.
Lorena: If you are a good listener it helps you. You pick up on all kinds of sounds from your environment and it helps to inspire.
Tallulah: it’s comes from deep inside.
How do you prepare? 
We get naked under a full moon. 
Would you be up for collaborations with other artists if so how could they contact you?
Grace: Yes.
Lorena: Maybe
Tallulah: Don’t call us we’ll call you.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Tallulah; in the mirror.
Grace: Running the Queen Vic in Eastenders. Is that show still on ?
Lorena: I’d like to Expand from my ADR and do some Character movie acting.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Tallulah: Paint, modelling also.
Grace: I like to relax with my cats although I live with a guitar player so there is always music.
Lorena: Acting. 
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
In harmony: ….”to many to mention”
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
(Already answered as above)
 
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Grace: if you’re a quitter, Quit. If you’re a sticker, stick.
Tallulah: if you’re a shitter, shit.
Lorena: Amen.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Tallulah: We don’t, were flexible.
You get off a plane in your hometown, 

1/ where is the first place you visit

2/ where is the first place you see 

3/ where is the first food place you go and what do you get

 Grace: it’s the same for all three Mum at home.
 
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
Lorena: Five fingers to open to mic drop when you smash the gig.
You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come about? 
Grace: We got our producer to call Pete Bassett and we all went to meet that one man legend and he loves us. 
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Tallulah: Yes we do. (Mimes mic drop)
Grace: ha-ha
Lorena: funny girl.

http://www.thetruebelles.com/

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BENJAMIN JOSEPH EDWARDS AKA MILLER BLUE, SELF TAUGHT PRODUCER,WRITER WHOSE FROM S SHROPSHIRE,UK

 

What is your Full name?
Benjamin Joseph Edwards

How old are you?
19

What is your genre of music?
A blend of Alternative R&B, Electronica, Hip Hop and Soul

Give us a little bio about yourself.

I am a self taught songwriter and producer originally from Shropshire and my music takes influence from a range of genres including artists such as Nas, The Fugees, James Blake, Chet Faker, Erykah Badu and Frank Ocean. I Produced my first EP in my bedroom studio at home. I spent a few years developing my craft until I finally felt comfortable with my sound. I am currently at university studying a science degree in Music Technology.

 

How long have you been doing music?
I began playing my first instrument (the guitar) when I was 16 years old and found my love for production around a year later. In terms of singing, I had no vocal training and was inexperienced but I believe my voice has developed as I’ve matured.

 

What made you go in to music?
Initially it was more of a hobby but I soon realised my passion for writing and creating music so I made a decision to dedicate myself to it. I decided to study music technology at college to help better my understanding of the music industry itself.

Are you a signed?
Not as of yet.

Your DEBUT EP is out ‘Persistence’ what is the meaning behind the name?
I had a lot of times where I doubted myself when I initially started coming up with the idea of even making an EP, so from day one I promised myself to remain consistent and work hard to achieve what I wanted; therefore, I thought ‘persistence’ was an accurate name to display the time and effort gone into the EP as I’d written and produced every song on the EP as well as painting the artwork myself. On top of this I knew that the music industry would be tough and the only way to strive in the current industry would be by working hard and being persistent.
Tell us more about the tracks individually.
Marigold
I got lead on by a girl I really liked once and she lead me in to a false sense of emotions. The song is basically me reflecting back on it realising that she wasn’t right for me and she was too immature at the time. As I do with other personal songs I tried hiding the true emotion of it by using metaphors. I tried to create a fairly happy vibed out song using bad connotations.

Vibe
when writing this I was just finishing college, I’d found out that I had been accepted in to university and wanted to write a feel good song to reflect and talk about how life as it going. I also touched on how although I’m not rich, I still felt wealthy as I had everything I needed to be happy. Summing the song up I’d say simply that it’s a feel good track about me being excited for the future.

Overdue –
I wrote it trying to put across the argument on how the mainstream media and big corporations have tried to condition people in to consumerism and the idea that happiness comes from material items. As well as this i wanted to touch on the idea of how this has sprouted from human ego being out of control within particular people, creating an unfair hierarchy that cleverly hides oppression within lower class people. I basically say how i can see past this and that I’m fed up of it.

Cold Hands
I’d been through a break up a few years before writing this track but I still hadn’t fully gotten over it. I’d had a period where I was going through a low point and needed to overcome some issues and figured writing this track would help to reflect on everything that had happened and from this, move past it. Saying this, I didn’t want everyone knowing specifically what had happened so I wrote it metaphorically to ensure that I could still filter what I needed to say without others knowing the true meaning behind the song. I feel I still managed to get across the emotion and meaning of the song.

 

How long did it take to complete?
From when I first started writing the first song, which was actually Marigold I’d say it took around 6 months to complete. This was mainly because I had gaps where I was more focused on college work so didn’t manage to spend much time writing and producing but during the last 6 to 8 weeks of this period I spent pretty much all of my time working on the tracks and getting them all polished. I actually lost the original file for Marigold so had to start from scratch… I’d never been so annoyed in my life as I’d spent a lot of time on it but admittedly it came out sounding way better the second time round so in a way I’m kind of happy it happened.

 

You Produce and Write you own tracks, is it difficult doing both or easier would you say?
I’d say it can be Easier on the basis that you can get all of your creative ideas across more easily without having to confer it with other people as it’s all coming from you. This means you get a good representation of what you want and how you envisioned in your mind. However, it’s a lot more time consuming and can create some self doubt without having someone else to confer with about how it’s sounding. Saying this, I do believe that when working with other people, especially with writing, it can be beneficial as you can bounce off each others ideas and encourage each other. It can also help if you’re experiencing writers block as they could come up with something that causes a spark that you necessarily wouldn’t have been able to create on your own.

How long have you been Producing for?
I’d say it’s been around 3 years now since I got my first DAW but I’ve only taken producing more seriously during last 18 months.

Will we see an album?
I haven’t really put too much thought in to it as of yet. I’m just taking things one step at a time. I’m currently working on a second EP and this will be my next project so yeah, for now it’s not on the cards. But yeah, I definitely want to produce a full album when the time is right.

What instruments do you play?
I play guitar and some keys and am self taught in both.

Who are your influences?
Chet Faker, The Fugees, J Dilla, Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Jack Garratt, Frank Ocean, Kaytranada, J Louis, Erykah Badu.

Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour?
It’s very early days to mention anything about a tour, but it would be a dream of mine to achieve being able to say that I’d be traveling around the country touring and playing my own music for people. However, I do have some low-key small gigs planned out for early summer just to familiarise myself with performing and building on my stage presence and performance style etc.

If you are, where are will you be heading?
Locations aren’t confirmed yet but they will most probably be scattered around the UK.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
It always depends, but it can be from a personal experience that I use to portray my emotions in to music. It can start from a view or belief I have about something in the world that I want others to hear. Or it can even just something that randomly comes in to my head at the time, a thought or just an emotion.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I think its too early to say and I don’t like to get too ahead of myself but I think if I just stick to making music and stick to what I know and love then it will hopefully take me on the path that I’m supposed to be going on. My long term goal however is definitely to be able to have a career in music, be respected for it and able to support my family and along the way hopefully be able to help others to get through certain obstacles they have through listening to and relating to my music.

What Music do you listen to when you’re out?
Tech House, Dub, Reggae, Jazz, R&B

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I’m currently studying music tech at university and it is very theory based so a lot of my time is focused on achieving my degree. But other than this I go to a lot of gigs with my girlfriend, play some basketball if I get the time and just generally socialise with friends I guess.

What’s the best gig you’ve played so far and why?
As I’ve just started with my music career and its extremely early days, currently my only official live performance I’ve done as Miller Blue was a live session for BBC Introducing Shropshire. Although it was quite daunting knowing my first performance was live on air, I loved every every second of it and can’t wait for more performances in the future.

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?
James Blake

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?
Childish Gambino

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
Parklife / Wireless

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
Maddison Square Gardens

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I can’t say a particular song however, Ed Sheerans’ first ever album ‘+’ inspired me so a lot and drove me to wanting to write and perform music myself.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Someone once told me that no matter how frustrating and agitated I become when pursuing my music, always persevere with it because in the end what you love doing and are most passionate about is what will make you the happiest.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Have long and short term goals you want to achieve, remain focused and channelled in what you’re doing and make sure the music comes first and for anyone who doubts you, prove them wrong because everyone has to start somewhere.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Where there is love there is life” – Mahatma Gandhi

When you care at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Gig ticket, Carmex, Chewing Gum, Phone, Money

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Facebook – Facebook.com/MillerBlueMusic
Twitter – @MillerBlueMusic
Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/millerblue
Instagram – @MillerBlueMusic

ONE- WAY SONG ARE THE NEW MANCHESTER DUO TAKING A STEP OUT TO SHOW THE WORLD THEIR STORY AND MUSIC.

1wsmanchester

What’s the band called? 
One-Way Song.
 
Where did the name come from? 
It’s taken from a Wyndham Lewis poem of the same name, a very underrated writer.
 
What are your full names?
Luke Gilfedder and Angus Macalister, we run the group. Danielle Roseler is a model from Manchester, originally from South Africa, and she is also involved with the group.
 
How old are you?
We are both 22.
 
What is your genre of music?
Alternative
 
Give us a little Bio of you as a band and individual.
We also run a Manchester theatre group ‘Finn Youth’ which began when we met at Manchester Grammar School. We turned down university to do ‘Finn Youth’, and we had shows at the Royal Exchange Manchester in 2012 & 2015 and on the West End also.
Luke was born in Warrington and Angus in Wilmslow, two very different places! Manchester is like the neutral ground. That’ll be reflected in the music. This first single is very Wilmslow – for better or for worse.
 
How long have you been doing music?
The group only started in Summer 2015, so not too long really! 
 
What made you go in to music?
Austerity and/or ‘La Dolce Vita’!
 
Are you a signed?
No, though we haven’t even looked for a label yet.
 
What instruments do you play?
We’re pretty much just the fundamentals – Guitars, Synth (the new Korg) Bass and Drums!
 
Who are your influences?
For music: Real Lies & John Barry. For books it’d be: Norman Mailer, Colin Wilson & Jonathan Meades – they’re all great.
 
When will your new material be out?
‘When I Was Bully’ – the first single, is out on the 17th October. 
 
Is there a Album coming out?
Definitely. The debut will be early next year. ‘Passionate Leave’ is the working title right now.
 
Will you guys be touring and where if you are? 
We will be doing a tour to support the album next year. It would be great to do some stuff outside of Manchester on that tour finally!
 
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Inspiration is just life in 2015 really – everything seems to be getting better as it gets worse, everything is becoming more sensitive to nuance as it becomes more orthodox. Young people can sense – and shape through music, film & fashion – all of these changes, but they get too wrapped up in apathy to do anything about it.
 
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
Hard to predict really in the current climate! It’s all about outlasting yourself, keeping the group going strong, and on our terms, as best as we can.
 
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Let football and cheap alcohol shake us to the core. 
 
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?
Robbie Williams
 
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?
David Johansen
 
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
The Ritz in Manchester would be good to play one day.
 
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
The Grand Ole Opry.
 
What do you think of the Manchester music scene? And do you think Manchester could do more for unsigned artist? 
 
It is ok in places and there’s usually one good thing a week, but Manchester can be very caught up with ‘musical heritage’, and the main audiences seem to be dads or students, or both…
 
Scenes are always defined by the people who stand outside of them, you can’t ‘inject’ true difference by arts schemes, groups have to build their way up. So when something good comes, Manchester just needs to give it room, and humbly promote its difference.
 
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
 
Good question… probably ‘A Thousand Lifetimes’ by Glen Campbell
 
What was the first song you wrote?
 
It was a song about a few nights in Marseille called ‘Riviera Nightmare’  – we developed it and it’s gonna make it onto the album we think!
 
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
 
Never trust anyone without unaccounted-for years in them.
 
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
 
Do not project what might be, but what should be. 
 
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
 
“Life is hard when no-one knows the importance of it” – Nijinsky
 
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
 
All the usual things really:
 
– Is everyone there on time
– Is everyone in the right frame of mind 
– Is everything set up right
– If you’re working with people at the venue, making sure they are on the same page as you
– Stay behind for a drink afterward if the venue is alright!
 
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes, everyone can follow 1WS (One-Way Song) on