REVIEW: LONDON ALT-ROCK ARTIST SCOTT DEAN RELEASES POWERFUL SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘THE CITY FALLS’

Scott Dean has his way with guitar melodies and those sweet vocals.here with his brand new single from his latest album ‘Neon’ coming soon!

The City Falls starts with a slow guitar solo which brings you in to a build which burst when Scott’s deep yet so modulated vocals come through. 

Such a calm track with a lot of meaning and a video that tells you that story!
Check it out for yourself below;

http://saintinthecity.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=39386f3223d38915c2a4a441d&id=c05c64497e&e=91759a6d2c
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NEWS: WEEK THREE WITH @higeorgeshelley ‘S #ORIGINALS PROJECT AND TODAY #SCARS IS RELEASED! @FifthElementPR

It’s week three and George has released his third track from his new project #Originals and again another  powerful song that creates so many stories a lot can release to and help others that whatever you say or do you may get #Scars but it’s ok because they can fade and you can be happy. 
The video has that deep feel and just makes you really listen to what is said and with the help from others George has excelled himself with this track and it will help so many out there.

The start is like a story being narrated by a girl who has gone through somethings so personal and the fact she has done this video proves she wants the help and that gives you a proud feel because it’s hard when to say out load but here it’s done on a video for the world to see!
Vocals sang with so much emotion yet so beautiful that the meaning of the whole song just pours in to your brain and you can really connect to it. 

An instrumental that just carries it along and you the listener, you seriously need to take a listen.

Check out ‘Scars’ below 

Don’t forget George is performing on the 18th December 2016 at Under The Bridge Chelsea,grab your tickets;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/george-shelley/under-the-bridge/1043901/
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REVIEW: FROM SINGLE RELEASE ‘BODY LANGUAGE’ TO NOW RELEASING THEIR EP ‘CALLING CARD’ IS TRIO @magazinegap

From their single release to now their EP release this Friday Magazine Gap , made up of Alex,James and Brian.
Starting is ‘Snakes and Ladders’ , I love that title, it really draws, it’s gives me a mysterious feel about it. 
Body Language is one I reviewed on its release, having a funky upbeat intro instantly making you want to ‘Sway side to side’ yet with that amazing rock feel! 

A very go to feel to ‘What’s That About’ when it starts. Vocals really come through strong and carries you through so easily and has a catchy beat.
Last is track 4 same as the title ‘Calling Card’ giving the EP an amazing finish.i feel this has more of a pop /soul vibe yet vocals you hear the small bit of rock come through, mall tracks different yet so fantastic.
Take a watch of The official video for ‘Calling Card’

Make sure you grab yourself a copy and share with your friends.
http://magazinegap.com
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LONDON ARTIST ‘MARIAM’ CHATS TO ME ABOUT HER DEBUT EP ‘HEART TO HEART’ AND WHAT GIGS ARE NEXT FOR HER!

What is your name? My name is Mariam
What is your genre of music?

Atmospheric soul which is a blend of pop, soul, folk and alternative easy listening.


Give us a little bio about you.

 So I am a singer songwriter from south london who plays the guitar, I love to sing and to tell stories through song.


You released your debut single ‘Be There For Me’ , tell us more about that. 

So be there for me was releases in October and is the first release from my debut EP ‘Heart to Heart’ It is about moments when you are giving your all to people but not getting anything back, it just speaks about how that feels and thought process we go through in those moments.


You released an Acoustic Video for the track on Premier Unsigned, how did that come about? 

Well I have been on the unsigned show before when I released my song ‘Selah’, so after ‘be there for me’ came out I was invited back to do a live session and talk about the EP with the host Loretta Andrews who is a brilliant host with a real eye for unsigned talent. I was very happy to have them premier the acoustic video, it was great fun.
What was the video process like on Premier Unsigned? 

It was very quick actually, they had set the room before I arrived so I just showed up and sang, was a relaxed environment which always makes it nice to work in. 
Who did you work with on the song?

I worked with OL music who are an amazing production team, this song in particular I wrote with Feranmi Oguns after a conversation we had at the studio, it actually came out of another song i wrote, but after talking and dissecting it, we ended up with ‘Be there for me’ which sounds much better lol


Do you have any videos for any of your other tracks to be released?

Got some plans for a video or two, hopefully will be ready in the coming year.


Can you tell us more about your Debut EP?

So the EP is called ‘Heart to Heart’ and is really just that, a conversation, my favourite ones are heart to heart convos the type you have with close friends where you can just be you. This EP came about from that type of conversation with Feranmi at the studio, so it felt right to call it that.

It is just a thread of stories about various points in life, the good the bad and the inbetween, and just looking at how you feel in those moments, the honest feelings that we have, we can all relate to love, loss, fear and joy. So it’s just me sharing my heart in various moments in life in hopes that the listeners will be able to relate.


Describe each song in three words.

Oh that’s hard……ok here goes!

Be there for me- honest, firm and soulful

What I want- Soft, pensive and simple

Without You- vulnerable, redemptive and atmospheric

Grow- jazzy, confident and fun

Running- Epic, big and deep


Do you have any gigs planned or a tour?

Yes I do, really looking forward to performing and gigging again, so dates will be released soon.
If so which cities will you be going?

Mostly in London but hopefully some out of London and even in Europe.
What made you go into music?

I have always loved music, I loved singing and grew up singing in church and school. It is something that always came back to me even though I done other things, I just loved watching my favourite artists, and seeing how much they inspired and moved people was so amazing to me, there is definitely something so powerful and spiritual about music, and I just love it.
Do you play any instruments?

 I do, I play the guitar
Who are your influences?

 Stevie wonder, Bill Withers, Lauryn hill, Joni Mitchell, Asa, a whole load of gospel music, so many influences, I just love great music.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?

In many ways, sometimes through something I read, watched, something that has happened or through people. I’m inspired by life, I can just sit somewhere and watch the world go by which helps me to just start writing. 
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

I see myself doing alot more singing and songwriting, performing and sharing my music around the world
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I work with young people
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 

 It was a song called ‘moving forward’ by Israel Houghton, it really inspired me and encouraged me to go for it.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

 It’s hard to say, my mother is always filling me with wisdom, but off the top of my head one was ‘be who you were created to be, you have every right to shine’
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

I would say, don’t give up, it is hard but the more you go, the more you grow, start where you are and be confident in who you are and the gifts and talent that you have to offer, and enjoy the journey. 
What quote or saying do you always stick by?

‘Above all things guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’ It’s a proverb
You work with Project Light Agency, how did that come about? 

We came in brief contact at an event, after that we were emailing and after seeing the amazing work they do, decided to work with them, they are such a joy to work with, professional and attentive, i’m so glad to be working with them.
You get off the plane in your hometown after being away; 

1/ where do you go first? Home

2/ who do you see first? Family (most likely my sister)

3/ what food place do you go? My local chinese
 Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Yes i do! On twitter its @marisongs

facebook.com/marisongs

Instagram @marisongs

REVIEW: TELLING STORIES THROUGH SONGS,MARIAM RELEASES’BE THERE FOR ME’ FROM HER DEBUT EP ‘HEART TO HEART

The London singer and songwriter Mariam ready to share her soulful/pop vocals with a blend of folk to give that special twist. 

Be There For Me instrumental takes you by surprise in a great way, really feeling the work and once Mariam’s smooth silvery vocals come through the story comes alive through the lyrics. 

Lyrics about love that I’m pretty sure some of us can relate too.

Working with OL Music production team really worked fantastic and so much professionalism throughout. 
Check out it out for yourself below;

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REVIEW: THE SCHEME BOYS ARE ONE FOR SURPRISES ESPECIALLY WITH THE RELASE OF THEIR NEW EP ‘JEROME HEIGHTS’ OUT 28TH OCTOBER 2016

For many months now we are non stop hearing of the London trio from working with charity Jeans For Genes , working with Smiley and announcing they are the support for Union J on their tour to their NOW THEIR NEW EP! 

Starting the the EP is ‘Can’t Stop’ a song that creates that pop-Rock track that just carries you in to musical bliss.
Next up we have ‘Somebody Else’s Perfect’ ‘A smooth yet so empowering song which creates a message to everyone TO REALIZE YOUR OWN SELF WORTH because there is only one of you and that is all the world needs!

Next up is ‘Socialite’ ,

A very upbeat rhyming track that you turn your head instantly. 

The pop vibe takes me back on this track to when I was younger yet so 21st century.

Track 4 ‘Somebody Else’s Perfect’ again but features artist Lisa who brings the track a whole new meaning and sound in a spectacular way that you won’t not have this on repeat. 

Check out the video for Somebody Else’s Perfect 

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BEATING THE BULLIES AND LIVING A DREAM, HAVING WORKED WITH ACM,AMAZON AND LAUNCHING LIVE IN THE ROAD,NATASHA YASMIN IS READY FOR THE CENTRE STAGE WITH HER NEW EP ‘CREASES’ OUT 30TH OCT 16

What is your name?  Yasmin Natasha

 

What is your genre of music? 

Reggae, Jazz /Bossa & Pop = Ragga-nova (made up hehe)

 

Give us a little bio about you. 

I am a London based alto saxophonist singer-songwriter influenced by Bossa Nova artists Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz & feel good music by artists such as Jack Johnson and Paolo Nutini. Known for my unique tone, flare, contemporary riffs and presenting upbeat, unique and engaging performances. I recently performed for the Amazon Summer Staff party and invited to BBC Radio Solent, Southampton for a jam at the radio station and has performed with Chad Jackson live at The Electric, Brixton for ‘Hear The Drummer Get Wicked’. Yasmin has been working with a number of unsigned artists as Founder of & house band for LiveOnTheRoad Events which is a musician-friendly, branded, hosted, approachable platform for businesses & musicians to come together through the medium of live music and attracting local communities to each event.

I ooze positivity and beach-vibes through my music to inspire people to dance and get through the pressures every-modern-day life.

 

 Are you a signed? 

No (sadly!)

 

You are set to release EP, ‘Creases’, can you tell us more about that?

I’m really thrilled to be sharing my first ever EP and sax project to the world which combines reggae, jazz, pop and even bossa-nova inspired by my own favourite styles of music and music I am capable of delivering. The main theme that is evident throughout the EP is the upbeat, reggae-like melodies, which I based on a theme ‘paradise’. Escapism is fascinating to me and my thoughts about paradise keep me going through some emotionally tough times. I want others to learn what their own version of paradise is so that they too can mentally escape from any troubles they are having no matter how big or small J

 

Describe each track using three words

1) Creases: catchy, summery, inspiring

2) This Is Real: romantic, reggae, pop

3) How We Fly: escapism, love, dreamy

4) On Your Side: saxxy, bossa, nuts

5) Soul in My Shoes: emotional, poetic, progressive

 

 Will we see any gigs or maybe even a tour with this EP ‘Creases’?

Absolutely! Gigging is my favourite thing, though I look to gig at quirky places and not necessarily venues – you’ll find me at cafes, bars, rooftops and (hopefully) festivals next year for my #GetSaxxy tour in 2017! In the meantime, I’m gigging at places like The Troubadour (Earls Court) Rise46 (Clapham), Fu Manchu (Clapham), Rhythm & Brews Café (Chiswick) until Dec 2016. You can find out where I’ll be via the homepage on my site: http://www.yasminnatasha.com – hope to see you all J

 

You’ve have already worked with so many, ACM, Go Differently Amazon and more, how was that?

It’s been keeping me so grounded working 9-6 at ACM; what better place to develop your passion than by working in music education at a leading institution. It keeps me organised and motivated as well as inspired learning not only about music education, but also learning about music business. I love my job and it compliments my passion greatly.

Working with the Mahout Elephant Project in Thailand was magical and something my mum and me used to do a lot when it came to travelling; we’d always be on conservation excursions such as Rwanda. I am a huge animal lover and it really affects me to hear such tragic things are happening to innocent creatures in 2016. We weren’t able to solve the problem, but I was able to get perspective as to the way of life for not only the elephants but also the mahouts themselves. It makes me realise how lucky we are and to appreciate what we have and of course, wildlife – I think everyone needs perspective now and then J

The Amazon summer party at Olympic Park was an incredible experience, I was so excited and the hosts were lovely (the burgers were bloomin nice too). I was in my element performing at a private festival and would really love to do festivals such as Great Escape and SXSW next year if they’ll have me 😉

All of my music reflects everything I have witnessed and been through. That’s why I can’t wait to share it with everyone!

 

What has been your favourite?

My favourite experience, was definitely the mahout project. I grew very attached to the elephants but also with a slight guard up. I’ve always been terrible at saying goodbye mainly because of my past family and friend relationships to which I’ve developed an emotional guard. So part of me fell in love with the experience and Bung-Mi the elephant but I knew I wasn’t there for long and saying goodbye would be so difficult. It was emotional and would rather do that than beach it anyday. I couldn’t solve the problem, but I like to think I gave Bung-Mi a week of treats (bananas), love and attention; but Bung-Mi gave me so much more J

 

You are also working with ‘Live On The Road’, what’s that been like? Can you tell us more about it?

I started LiveOnTheRoad when I was without a job in March 2016 and needed a source of income (lol). I put my strengths (event management) and passion (live & unsigned music) together to create a platform that would help unsigned musicians by getting them gigs with an engaged audience. Being a musician and working at a music academy gave me all the contacts I needed and ever since we launched our first event in June 2016, I’ve been busy securing residencies around London and promoting the branded live music night in the hope of taking it on tour next year (literally on the road). It’s been a great platform for businesses, artists and even myself and made me realise although I was left without a job, it was meant to be as I wouldn’t have created LiveOnTheRoad – there’s me going all philosophical!

 

Where is your dream venue to play in the UK? 

My favourite places to perform has been on the Urban Arts Stage at OnBlackheath festival in Sept, 2015. We were just starting out but remember the buzz of the festival and also playing with guitarist, Ro Slater, for the first time live. Such adrenaline! I was so nervous but it was a great crowd. Plus Madness had just finished so the crowds were walking past me as I played 😛

 

 Where is your dream venue to play anywhere overseas? 

Great q! I need to do some research, but I know I’d love to play at a beach and surf festival. I’ve got a weird fascination with surfing and the beach is like where I belong haha! Plus I love Jack Johnson and dream of supporting him – so I’ll go wherever he goes!

 

Do you have any collaboration with any other artists in the planning?  

I do put some sax on other artists tracks, there’s definitely a few cheeky collabs under my belt.

 

What made you go in to music? 

The music school was the only place I felt safe during break / lunch times at school. I was bullied a lot and so would hide quite a lot during breaks to avoid confrontation. I started with Piano and clarinet when I was 11years old, then saw one break time a picture of a soprano sax on a poster in the music school and was asked what instrument it was. They said I needed to learn alto sax first, so I did and here I am J it’s the only thing that makes me feel good at something; I was always the kid that worked hard but struggled a lot. Now I can play & make music and work, it’s great!

 

Do you play any instruments? 

 I do indeed – mainly sax but other instruments are: guitar, singing and clarinent J

 

 Who are your influences? 

 My dad introduced me to old-school latin jazz and bossa-nova as well as old films such as Pink Panther (Peter Seller) and Carry On. I always loved the sophistication of the choice of music and fell in love with Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz. Then my modern influences are the beautiful Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini and of course, Jack Johnson.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

Mainly through poetry. From a very early age I won awards for my poetry and when I started singing (late bloomer at 18 years old) I put melodies to the poems. They had a massive part to play in my escapism from troubles around me.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years? 

I’d like to see myself having a decent enough portfolio to mentor, take LiveOnTheRoad global as a live music management company and be renown for my music and volunteering projects.

 

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

 Haha, usually playing Sims 3! Also constantly coming up with ideas for LiveOnTheRoad or working as a Program Coordinator for ACM.

 

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

 Ah definitely ‘Good People’ by Jack Johnson. That song says what I’m thinking! I started listening to him when I was 16 when I also started playing guitar and couldn’t stop for a bout 2 years!

 

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

 ‘Don’t run before you can walk’

 

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

 One thing I’ve learnt that is a massive part of establishing yourself as an artist, is to enjoy the journey. It’s the most important and fun part of being a creative person and I see a lot in the Academy, people trying to rush this part when it’s the best bit! Think outside the box, don’t perform at the obvious places in front of obvious crowds. It’s like a relationship, things won’t happen when you’re looking, so enjoy being you as an artist then others will enjoy your music.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

 ‘Things happen for a reason’ – this is literally the story of my life it’s amazing!

 

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

1) My sax (believe me it happens)

2) Pen and paper – the most important things

3) Sax stand – my sax fell off stage and bent once at a gig at Tower of London (spooky)

4) A jumper – nerves make me chilly

5) My mobile, mobile charger so I can take videos and pics

 

You are away from home on tour for ages and you get back, where is your go to place in your hometown? 

Home! My family are my best friends, seeing them would be the go-to place. We’re all bonkers so it’s never boring!

 

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

Sure do!

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yasminnatashamusic/?fref=ts

• Twitter: https://twitter.com/yasnatashasax

• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yasminnatashasax/?hl=en

• Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cf8t_P

• Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4i9Gzk5P9z9ypukm2PU4s4

• iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/yasmin-natasha/id977773545

• Website: http://www.yasminnatasha.com
 

LONDON BASED POP ARTIST JAZZ MINO CHATS TO ME ABOUT HER SINGLE ‘HURT’ ,GIGS AND MORE!

What is your name? 

Jazz Mino
 
What is your genre of music?

Pop
 
Give us a little bio about you.

My name is Jazz Mino and I’m a London based pop artist and singer-songwriter. I’m happiest when I’m in the studio, writing songs and performing! As well as gigging, I busk a lot around London and the UK where I was discovered by Amazon Music, Beefeater Gin and United Talent. I tend to play live with my ukulele, alongside my band of violin and cello (Natalia Wierzbicka, Miranda Lewis). I’ve been playing with the girls for just over a year now, they’re great funto work with and the sound gives a unique twist to my produced music. 
 Are you signed?

I wish! If you’re label reading this and looking for new artists, I’m still available.
 

You are releasing new single ‘Hurt’ what’s the story behind the track?
My next single, “Hurt” is actually quite an emotional song for me as it’s about losing my Grandma. It was a very difficult time as I was with her a lot during her last moments, but I also cherish getting that time with her and feel incredibly lucky. We were extremely close and she was an amazing woman. She taught me to read music, so I wouldn’t be a musician if it was for her influence! It’s also comforting to know that as long as I’m singing and writing, a part of her will always be with me. “Hurt” is the most honest and difficult song I’ve ever written, but it’s a big chapter in my life and sadly life isn’t always perfect. We all lose people that we love and I think many listeners/fans will really be able to relate to “Hurt”. 
Take a listen to ‘Hurt’ right here 

https://youtu.be/MFacnr5itvc


 How long did it take to write?

 I actually wrote “Hurt” in about half an hour. I find there’s never a set time of how long my songwriting takes – Sometimes it takes days and other times it just kind of ‘happens’. “Hurt” was one of those that just ‘happened’; writing it was like a huge release of emotion for me.
 Do you have any gigs coming up or maybe a tour of your own?

 Yeah I’ve got a gig Tuesday 20th September, 7pm at The Looking Glass in Shoreditch which I’m really excited about. It’s a really cool place & I’ll be performing with my band. The gig is open to everybody and you can buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/2bgSJqC
 If so where will you be heading?

I’ve not currently got any tours planned, I’ve been performing quite a bit in Europe this summer and have had a wonderful time. It’s definitely something that I’d love to do more of in the future.


Will we see a new EP or Album from you soon?
 I’ve been in the studio quite a bit this summer but haven’t made any firm plans for an album or EP yet… But who knows, I’ll see where the next couple of months take me.
 If so what can you tell us or will we have to wait 😉

 I guess you’ll have to wait 😉
 You have supported and performed in front of many great artists and bands already, how was that for you?

Yeah it’s been great fun. I think the highlight for me has been supporting Lianne La Havas as she’s one of my favourite artists. 
 Did you receive any advice of any of them?

Not so much advice, more just encouragement and compliments which is always great to hear from somebody that you look up to and respect.
 You have also performed at some great venues and festivals already, which is your favourite so far?

Ooh that’s a difficult one! I think every gig and venue has their own charm. Innocent Unplugged festival was amazing, really chilled atmosphere and so colourful! I played at Century Club in Soho over the summer too which had an awesome vibe.When I’m busking around London I adore performing on the Southbank – Definitely my favourite ‘street’ stage.
 Where is your dream venue to play in the uk?

I think my dream venue in the UK will always be to headline Glastonbury Festival. As my mum always says, dream big!
 Where is your dream venue to play anywhere overseas?

Overseas I’m not sure, I think I need to do some more exploring and travelling with my music – Ask me the same question in a few years!
 Do you have any collaborations with any other artists in the planning?

I don’t have any collaborations with other artists coming up, but have been working with producer RazOlsher on my past couple of singles which has been fun.
 What made you go in to music?

Initially it was my Gran. She taught how to read music and to play the piano. In terms of writing/performing, a close friend of mine inspired me although I’m not sure she knows this! I saw her performing and just realised that it was something that I was meant to be doing too. I’ve been writing and performing ever since!
 Do you play any instruments?

Yeah, I tend to write a lot of my songs on the piano but play the ukulele when I’m performing live. Kind of gives a different spin on my songs.

 Who are your influences?

I absolutely adore Etta James, Johnny Cash and Amy Winehouse. With my writing, I’ve recently been really inspired by Sia – I think she’s an incredible writer and very stylistically diverse. I’ve experimented with a few styles and it’s lots of fun to explore, push your boundaries and test yourself.
 How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Normally, inspiration for my songs comes from my feelings/experiences. It’s very much the case with my last three singles and the same with “Hurt”. 
 Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?

In 5 years time… Pretty much doing the same thing I am now, but hopefully with a label behind me and on a bigger scale I.e. Playing bigger venues, festivals, touring and working with/meeting lots of different musicians, producers and like-minded creative people! 
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

When I’m not doing music, I’m spending time with my fiancé, Louis. I love travelling, exploring and eating so a lot of time we spend together is booking spontaneous trips, wandering around London and trying all the different restaurants. My friends consider Louis and I to be their own personal food critics. We’ve probably been to every restaurant in Shoreditch (where I live)! I also love heading back home to Somerset to see my mum and cats. My absolute favourite is my ginger cat Hobnob as he’s like a dog. He constantly craves affection and he’s also hardcore– Sadly he got run over by a car and hit on the head about five years ago…But he’s still going! He’s a trooper.
 
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 

There’s been a few, but lately “Chandelier” by Sia. I love the lyrics, and the track just has so much energy, emotion and passion. It really inspired me to explore the more electronic side of pop and I think it’s worked really well with my writing.
 What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

The best advice I’ve been given is not to compare yourself with other artists and what they’re doing. You’re on your own journey and if you’re not loving every step – What’s the point?
 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

 To focus on yourself, smile, love, enjoy what you’re doing, work hard but also play hard! For me, my friends and family are so important to me and if you’re solely focused on your work and yourself – You’re not going to have anybody to celebrate with when you get to the top!
 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“Aim high achieve high”, which I still agree with but more recently, mainly due to my Gran passing away I think spending time with those that you love, and surrounding yourself with the things that make you happiest in life is key to a successful career. I really value my friends, family and their support, and this balanced with my work ethic has really got me where I am today.
 
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget
1. My ukulele! I’ve done that once before – Won’t be making that mistake again!

2. My tuner

3. The right mentality

4. My own lyrics (don’t thing this has happened but the fear is always there especially with a new song!)

5. To have fun on stage!

 
You are away from home on tour for ages and you get back, where is your go to place in your hometown?

I have two answers!
 London – I’d rush back to my little flat in Shoreditch, London jump the sofa and sit there for the rest of the day with Louis and Homeslice pizza.
 Somerset – Head through the door, give my mum a big hug & then make a beeline for my cat Hobnob. Cuddle him for the rest of the day, accompanied by a good book.
 Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Yeah, I’m on most them&am pretty chatty, come say hey!
 
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/JazzMinoUK
Twitter – @Jazz__Mino (two underscores!) / https://twitter.com/Jazz__Mino
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Website – http://www.jazzmino.com/
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TOM JARVIS FROM CAMBRIDGE,LONDON CHATTED TO ME ABOUT HIS NEW DOUBLE A SIDED SINGLE (A SIDE) ‘WONDER OF TIME’ AND SUPPORTING SOME BIG NAMES

What is your name?  Tom Jarvis

 

What is your genre of music?

 Singer/Songwriter/Pop/Folk

 

Give us a little bio about you.

 Im a Singer/Songwriter from Cambridge. I’ve been performing live for 6 years now and been lucky enough to support artists such as Nina Nesbitt, Scouting for girls, Toploader, Example, John Newman and Stu Larsen.

 My debut EP made the top 40 of the iTunes singer/songwriter charts and currently working on my new release scheduled for August 12th 2016.

 

What made you go in to music?

 I love music and I love a challenge. Simple as that really.

 

Are you a signed?

 No

 

Your brand new Single ‘Wonder Of Time’ , whats the meaning behind? 

 Wonder of time is a bit of a love story about a person thats special to you and the only way you can compare their epicness (if thats a word) is by comparing them to the Wonders of the world, because they are pretty epic after all.

 

Will we see a EP or album by the end of the year? 

 Im planning on getting back in the studio towards the end of 2016, so hopefully at the beginning of 2017 the next EP will be available.

 

Will you be doing any gigs or tours? 

 I am in the process of organising a few tour dates over the next few months, so keep an eye out on my Facebook/twitter/website for details on these.

 

You’ve supported so many great arises already, how was that? 
 Insane. I love playing live anyway, but to be able to warm a crowd up for some huge names is always pretty special.

 

Did any of the bands or artists you supported give you advice? 

 The advice I seem to get from anybody who has ‘made it’ in the music industry is to keep going…. Regardless of how tough it is. Sounds cliche, but I believe it is true.

 

Do you play any instruments?

 Yes primarily the guitar, but also play the Ukulele, bass guitar, a little piano and really basic drums haha

 

Who are your influences?

 I have so many musical influences, but to name a few… Jason Mraz, John Mayer, The Fray, Hunter Hayes, Tim McGraw, Ben Howard, Jack Johnson and the list goes on….

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 I really go through phases… Some times I feel creative and write a lot, some times I just don’t. So I don’t try to force it. But I try and draw inspiration from happy things that make me smile or chilled, rather than upsetting depressing things… 

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

 Still chipping away, never giving up… 🙂

 

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

 I like to eat which means I have to exercise whether thats Kickboxing, playing football, tennis in the gym etc etc… I also like to ride motorbikes although I don’t have one at the moment which sucks…. I sold it so I could pursue a music career haha!

 

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

 Jason Mraz – Butterfly …… This song I think could be one of my favourite songs.

 

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

 Make your own luck…. Which was actually the title of my debut EP back in 2014.

 

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

 Be yourself, don’t worry about pleasing everybody and make things happen for yourself.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 Again, sorry to keep repeating myself, but I live by the motto ‘Make your own luck’
 When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 

 Guitar, spare plectrums, guitar strap, a guitar lead and myself.

 

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

 I do indeed. You can follow me here:-

 

facebook.com/tomjarvismusic

twitter.com/tomjarvismusic

soundcloud.com/tomjarvismusic

youtube.com/tomojarvis

snapchat.com/tomjarvismusic

instagram.com/tomjarvismusic

 

REVIEW: LUKE POTTER RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘ALL THE SAME’ 

Luke Potter is a singer/songwriter living his dream in Weston-Super-Mare! 
He is back with latest Single ‘All The Same’
With Luke’s vocals bouncing straight in with the beat you automatically get dragged in.

Engaging his fans from the start with the Rhythmic beat again drawing you in. 
The video at first I thought plain but

As soon as it kicks in the visuals that come flying on the screen just takes the song in to its own little place and really makes you connect even more with the song. 
Check it out below 

Follow Luke on Social Media 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lukepottermusic 
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