REVIEW: MARK SULLIVAN IS SET TO RELEASE ‘STILL GOOD FOR NOTHING ‘ ON MARCH 10TH BUT I GOT A SNEAK PREVIEW AND YOUR IN FOR A TREAT!

Mark Sullivan is a singer and songwriter who has a passion for music since he was 15 and now here with his NEW EP set to release on March 10th 17! 
‘Warm Your Bones’ is just one of those songs that you just sway a long to and really feel what is. Ring sang and in Marks vocals you can hear it’s personally to him which just makes you warm! 

With a low drum and guitar instrumental really adding something special to the song.
Track two ‘Birds At Night’ a little higher and fun instrumental to start of this track. With Marks deep vocals coming through makes you smile straightaway. So rough yet so appealing when each lyric is sang.

Lyrics again feel they have a personal message in but can still be related too by others. 

Track three ‘Take It Back’ has a very unusual and unique instrumental and gives the whole EP a different light to it which just surprises you in a good way!

A catchy and inspiring song with a message “Ready to fight for what you got” that you really feel when Mark sings it and makes you instantly go “yeah I got this” 
A three track with a mixture of messages and emotion yet something you all need to take a listen too!
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CHATTING WITH PETER SMITH ABOUT NEW SINGLE ‘HIGH’ AND COLLABORATING WITH LAX ‘N’ BUSTO.

 What is your names?
A – Peter M. Smith – M is for Michael

 

What is your genre of music?
A – Rock, good old fashioned uncomplicated Rock…
So many labels floating about these days!! People trying to be profound!

 

 Give us a little bio about you
A – I was born in Dublin in an ordinary, working class family. Raised by My mother and Grandmother.
Started writing and singing at about 12. Talent competitions in Dublin is how I started. Wrote some hit singles for UK artists in electro pop Genre and formed bands when I was in late teens. Got a deal to rite and release 2 years ago and here we are! Had a no.1 in 2015, in Ireland with Love Will Tear Us Apart and wrote a No. 2 (Imagery) for JD Kelleher in 2016. Still standing!

 

Are you a signed?
To a small indy label called Lonely Child Music

 

You set to release ‘High’ ,tell us more about that.
I wrote High about my girlfriend at the time 2015 and now wife, Jessica. It is very important to me. All my songs are I guess, but this one is special. It is my favourite song on this album.

 
What was the recording process like?
I actually have recorded this twice, once with my band, Sonic Brother, who I tour with and once with the famous Lax ‘N’ Busto – They have sold a million records in Spain – and are legends! So to record with them is a learning curve as well as a great thrill!

 

What was the writing process like?
I tend to wake up during the night with an idea, maybe a basic chord structure of a lyrical piece that lives with me and build around it.
From there it happens quickly. I always say, if you are mulling over a song too much, it’s not a good song..

 

Describe the track in three words.
Energetic, Honest, Sexy

 

You collaborate with Lax ‘N’ Busto, how did that come about?
I was a fan, plain and simple. I went along to a concert of theirs in a place called Llorenc, just outside Barcelona. The crowd was about 10,000 strong and they were singing in Catalan, which is similar to Spanish.. They blew me away, every person there knew their songs religiously. Musically they sounded like Bon Jovi, at their peak and I wanted loved the melodies of their songs. I said to my cousin, a Catalan, that I would love to hear these songs in English. Anyway, fate would have it that I was a jam session in a blues bar a month later and I was asked up to sing. Their drummer Jimmy Pinol was on the stage and after we jammed some Hendrix and U2 he asked to meet me and we began immediately to work together.

 

Do you play any instruments?

Yes, some piano and a bit of guitar. I have played at weddings for friends and was much better years ago. I have time now to write and use the guitar for that.

 

Who are your influences?
Morrissey – the genius, Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Phil Lynott, U2, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Kurt Cobain and Prince.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
From everyday life.. I think to write you have to care about something first and for people. Life is rich and full of chances to just observe and write things down. It’s important not to take yourself to seriously. If you can laugh at yourself you can write about anything.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
With more children, (we are pregnant with twin girls) loving my wife even more and having played more music that makes me happy!

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I love football, and especially Liverpool FC. So my mood is dictated by their bad defending!! I love being with my wife and her family also, we have good parties in our house, eating good Colombian food and listening to music.

 

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
Croke Park.. 100%

 

 

What would be your dream show to have your music played on?
A great question! There are so few left.. The Old Grey Whistle Test.. a long defunct show.. Youtube it.. All the great Bowie performance are on there.

 

 

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

 

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

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Nirvana’s In Bloom – The whole Nevermind album pushed me into the game – I was 14 when I heard this songs.

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Stay true to you..

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Do not compromise on your style or direction. If you do, you’ll be half assed. So many people have ‘your best interests at heart’. Do not let their ‘best interests’ change what you are doing. Remember the reason they wanna deal with you is the sound you are already making.. Stay true to that sound.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Stay true to you.. or to thine own self be true. Most good people can smell a faker.. Don’t sell out to that shit! Be yourself, speak your mind and the right people will never forget you.

 

You get off a plane in your hometown,
1/ where is the first place you visit
My Mothers – she is usually out on her bike though!!
2/ where is the first place you see
The city centre – HMV – where I bought my first records.. Yes ‘records’!!
3/ where is the fist food place you go and what do you get
Abrakebabra… So bad!! Yet SO gooood!!

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
The plastic bottle of Jack Daniels that I sneak in so I don’t pay €8 for a beer just 2 euros for a mixer!
To go to the bathroom when the artist starts playing their new stuff, cos that’s not what I am there for !
Taxi fare home
Buy a tee shirt – support the artist!!!
Camera phone for the epic moments!!

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/petersmithsings
Twitter: @petersmithsings
Instagram petermsmithmusic

NEWS: NEW YORK SINGER SONGWRITER RACHAEL SAGE IS HITTING UP THE STAGE WITH HOWARD JONES SPRING 2017! 

New York, NY: Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage will be joining iconic synth-pop pioneer and hit maker Howard Jones on the U.K. leg of his 2017 Spring Tour. Sage has often named Jones as one of her most beloved artists and a seminal influence on her songwriting, and while she has rarely covered other artists’ music, she used to perform his songs including “No One Is To Blame” at her regular solo piano gig while attending Stanford University.   
 

“I’ve been touring for many years and enjoyed every minute of my eclectic, adventurous indie career so far”, enthuses Sage. “But when the phone rang a few days ago and I was told I would be supporting Howard Jones, it was quite literally a dream come true. It will be a huge honor to share the stage with one of my all-time favorite artists, and I can’t wait to meet him in person!” Having released twelve albums of original material since founding her own label MPress Records, she originally identified with Jones’ music as a teenager because, as she puts it, “He came from a classical place at the piano and so did I. He played synthesizer and so did I. But mainly it was because his lyrics just seemed so incredibly honest and compassionate. And vocally, it felt like he was singing just to you.”    
 

Though based in New York City, Rachael has recently been spending more time in England, where she’s developed a strong fan-base by performing at events such as the Cornbury Music Festival, London Pride and London Acoustic Music Festival as well as larger tours with a variety of artists including Judy Collins, Sadie & The Hotheads (featuring Elizabeth McGovern) and John Barrowman. In the U.S., she’s shared stages with Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn and many others. “I just love performing, and any captive audience is one I feel fortunate to have a chance to engage and hopefully, uplift. I’m one of those introverted extroverts who feels most comfortable on stage, and after gigs I love meeting people and hearing their reactions to the music. I can’t wait to meet fellow Howard Jones fans, both on and off the stage.”
 

 

Sage’s current album, “Choreographic”, was released in the U.S. this past May and will be out in the U.K./Europe on November 18th, via ILS/Universal/Caroline. She describes it as “a love-letter to dance” and the collection was inspired by her own relationship to ballet, which she studied for many years before shifting full-time to music. As a young student at The School Of American Ballet, she juggled intensive dance studies along with her ongoing passion for writing and recording her own songs, which had been sparked by early exposure to her parents’ record collections. Steeped in The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Elvis by her father and classical, Broadway and folk music by her mother, Sage received a 4-track recorder for her Bat Mitzvah, followed by a Jupiter 8 synthesizer. She then acquired various drum machines and eventually, computer-based sequencers to augment what had become a full-blown studio in her parents’ basement. “I would bring my whole synthesizer and drum-machine rig to local talent shows. Once people thought of me as a ‘one woman orchestra’, I started getting asked to write music for Shakespeare productions and various other plays. In high school I was fascinated by electronic music, but mainly because I was just doing my own thing and wanted to make it sound as big as possible. I’d never even played with another musician until my 20’s, where I encountered my first collaborator in the form of a violinist. What was amazing about the ’80’s was the diversity in music. As a kid I loved and absorbed all of it, especially Howard Jones. The instrumentation may have been more electronic, but the songs were never more heartfelt and universal. It was a great time to be learning the crafts of songwriting and production and I’ve been hooked ever since.”

TOUR DATES;

#ChoreographicTour  
*dates supporting Howard Jones
 

12.3.16 The Hotel Café Los Angeles, CA
12.5.16 Dolores Park Café SanFrancisco, CA  
12.8.16 Lestat’s San Diego, CA
12.9.16 Fiddler’s Dream Phoenix, AZ  
12.10.16 Starlight Lounge @ Cafe Roka Bisbee, AZ  
1.17.17 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY  
3.3.17 The Spire Center For Performing Arts Plymouth, MA  
3.5.17 Mexicali Live Teaneck, NJ  
3.8.17* The Exchange Sturminster Newton, UK  
3.9.17* Grand Pavillion Porthcawl, UK  
3.10.17* Public Halls Harpenden, UK  
3.11.17* Theatre Royal Winchester, UK  
3.12.17* The Old Market (TOM) Hove, UK  
3.16.17* Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre Taunton, UK  
3.17.17* Artrix Centre Bromsgrove, UK  
3.18.17* The Picturedrome Holmfirth, UK   
3.19.17* Palace Theatre Newark, UK  
3.22.17* The Atkinson Southport, UK  
3.23.17* ARC, Stockton Arts Centre Stockton-On-Tees, UK 
3.24.17* Playhouse, Whitley Bay Whitley Bay, UK  
3.26.17* Òran Mór Glasgow, UK 
3.28.17* Union Chapel London, UK  
3.29.17* The Stables Milton Keynes, UK  
3.30.17* The Lowry Salford, UK 
3.31.17* Lancaster Grand Theatre Lancaster, UK
5.12.17 World Café Live Wilmington, DE   
Follow Rachael Sage for all updates 

http://www.rachaelsage.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
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REVIEW:NO STRANGER TO THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS,SAM WAY IS SET TO JUMP IN TO THE MUSIC SCENE WITH DEBUT SINGLE ‘LAST PAGE’

Sam Way has been seen walking the catwalks for many names,in magazine spread but turns out Sam has a WAY in music and you all need to hear . 
His debut track titled ‘Last Page’ makes you wonder what will be next for Sam, sang so beautiful with fruity vocals yet so gravelly and really draws you in and are so appealing. 
A heartful song that really shows his personality straight through the lyrics in a magical way and just makes you want to be friends with him. 
Such a sing  a long song and really has put his own feel on the whole thing, with the echo vocals coming through making it unique through and through. 
I seriously cannot wait to hear this live and for Sam to release his Debut EP!

Take a listen right here 

Make sure you are following Sam for all updates because you are going to be hearing a lot more of him;

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