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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YOUNG AND UNSIGNED ARTIST JODIE HELEN DUNN IS READY TO RAISE THE STAKES WITH THIS LATEST SINGLE ‘I BELONG IN HELL’, FIGHTING  FOR WHAT SHE WANTS AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION!

What is your name?

 My name is Jodie Helen Dunn 

What is your genre of music? 

My music genre tends to be ballads but can vary into other genres. 

 

Give us a little bio about you. 

I’m an 18 year old Singer-songwriter from Swindon, I love expressing how i feel through music and i adore animals especially my house rabbit who loves pizza just as much as i do! I Grew up travelling a lot with my parents and took diving lessons at bubblemakers when i was little, whilst my parents were out scuba diving. I love adventures and being creative when it comes to drawing too. I am the youngest of 3, I have an older brother and an older sister who i am really close with and they support me in everything i do.

 

Are you a signed? 

No I’m not signed.

 

You released your new single ‘I Belong In Hell’, what’s the meaning behind?

‘I Belong In Hell’ Is all about being controlled by someone at your lowest point, where you begin to think that everything is your fault in an unhealthy relationship.

 

Tell us more about the writing process. 

When I wrote, ‘I Belong In Hell’ I was sat at my keyboard messing around with different chords and discovered something different, the chord sequence sounded very unlike the ballads I would normally write and was very deep. I then started singing ad-lib over the top to get a melody and I felt like this song needed to be expressed differently so when it came to writing the lyrics all I could think about was deep things like hell and fire, it really helped create the story for me. I have always started writing my songs by using the keyboard to find a chord sequence, and because I’m self taught, to remember the chords, I would use different coloured sticky notes and put them on each key to remind me which chords to use!

 

What was the recording process like? 

I found GreyStoke studios online when I was searching for a producer to record my first song. Andy and the Team had already started creating the backing track for my song so that when I got there I was pretty much ready to record my vocals. The recording process was long but the time flew by when I was in the studio, It took allot of practicing and hard work but was totally worth it!

 

Will you be releasing a video for the track? 

Yes, I am in the progress of planning it at the moment.

 

Will we see an EP or Album coming soon? 

 I am still working on new music and will shortly be realising another one and hopefully it won’t be too long before I can release my EP.

 

On the single you worked with Andy Whitmore, how was that? Brilliant, It was the best experience in music I have ever had. It really inspired me to work harder on my music and it all went too fast.

 

Did he give you any advice? 

Andy helped me a lot by advising me on Facebook tips and promoting myself in other ways, He pointed me in the direction of people who could help me with a music video and introduced me to Quite Great Music PR, which leads me to where I am now!

 

Any funny stories to tell us during recording?

 The whole experience was great fun and we shared a lot of banter during each day! 

 

Did you receive any advice from your collaborators? 

I haven’t collaborated with anyone as of yet, Andy Whitmore and his Team produced my track and gave me great advise but am yet to collaborate with another artist.

 

Would you collaborate with upcoming artists? If so how could they contact you? 

I would love to collaborate with any upcoming artist, it would be a great experience on its own working with someone who has the same passion for music as you do and perhaps different ways of creating their own. If they were to contact me it would usually be via my email ‘jodiehelendunn@hotmail.com’.

 

Who did you show it to first once complete? 

My Dad, because he’s not there to experience it with me i’m always so excited to show him the track once it’s been completed!

 

Do you have any gigs in the works?

No gigs planned as of yet, but should hopefully have some booked in soon!

 

Do you have any festivals you will be playing this year? 
No festival performances so far but it’s something I would love to do one day!

 

Do you play any instruments? 

I grew up playing the keyboard, I have never had lessons so I am only self taught.

 

Who are your influences?

 My main influences are Jhene Aiko and Frank Ocean because their style of music is really relaxing and I can relate to the lyrics of most of their songs.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

My influences inspire me to focus on every aspect of life and create my music around my own life experiences.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years? 

I hope to see myself performing my own tracks to people who I have inspired through my lyrics and style, It would be amazing to become an inspiration to others especially through my music.

 

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

I work as an Administrator Monday to Friday but asides from that I do love to go out to town with friends on weekends when I’m free.

 

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

When I was younger, I listened to ‘Earth Song’ By Michael Jackson, it really influenced me to express myself through creating my own music and I felt so strongly about the story behind this song, It made me realise how much of an inspiration he was to others.

 

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

‘Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no-one would believe it.’

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist? When things get tough, find the inspiration to get through that feeling and reignite your love of music.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

As I am inspired by Frank Ocean, my favourite quote from him would be ‘When you’re happy you enjoy the music but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics’ as it really pushes me to create lyrics that people can relate to.

 

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

 My own keyboard, My lucky ring, My microphone, My sticky notes (to help me along the way!) and finally my backing tracks for my new songs!

 

Your coming back from tour;

1/ where is the first place you go? 

I would go to my parents local, to celebrate all the hard work that was put into making the tour a success.

2/ who is the first person you see? My Parents

3/ where is the first place you go to eat?

My favourite place to eat is Prezzo so that would be the first place i would go.

 

You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come about and what’s your best memory? 

I was introduced to Quite Great PR through Andy Whitmore who recommended me to contact them regarding promotion to take that one step further. I would have to say my best memory with Quite Great PR would be when i last had a meeting with them to discuss the next steps, and where i wanted to progress to, they really motivated me to really work harder for this and boosted my self confidence also, it made me feel like i had more people see the potential in myself.

 

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

My facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/jodiehelendunn/

My Instagram: JodieHDunn

My Snapchat: JodieHDunn

My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNumber5Rules
Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/jodie.h.dunn.7

EDINBURGH BASED ARTIST ALL THE WAY FROM BROOKLYN NEW YORK CHATS TO ME ABOUT HER SINGLE,ALBUM AND NEWS OF A TOUR,INTRODUCING UNSIGNED ARTIST MARILYN CARINO

What is your name?Marilyn Carino
What is your genre of music?

Torchy, existential electro-soul

 

Give us a little bio about you.

This Edinburgh-based Brooklyn, NY native has shared stages and/or collaborated with musical greats as diverse as Mos Def and Talib Kweli (Black Star), funk/soul kings Sly and Robbie and David Byrne. Her “torchy, existential electro-soul” has been lauded as, “enchanting – a testament to the healing powers of rhythm” (Nylon). Her singing has been called, “powerful to the point of bringing you to tears” (Straight No Chaser) and “smoldering” (The New Yorker); Carino’s songs have been featured on major television shows and films, including the FX hit Regenesis and the 2015 feature, Someone Else.

Carino’s second solo album, Leaves, Sadness, Science imagines soul-mated collabs where Nina Simone, Thom Yorke and Lykke Li hang in stoned basement recording studios with Prince, Suicide and Boards of Canada, and features one song co-written and performed by R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills. The album charted in the top ten on college radio in the U.S. and made several year-end best-of lists.
Are you a signed?

No

 

You released your new single ‘When The Innocents Go To War’, what’s the meaning behind?

It’s a cynical read on love, how when people start a relationship they judge each other as potential mates, how the other might be able to serve their needs, even as they’re falling in love, which to me is supposed to be about accepting another as they are and taking responsibility for one’s own happiness.

 

tell us more about the writing process.

I “write” the most when I’m not actually writing, like in the shower, on the subway, songs whisper to me all day long. Sitting down and recording them is painful for me, its like doing a Rubik’s Cube, trying to hit on the one pattern that fits the idea.

 


What was the recording process like?

This album was actually fun to make, because I essentially heard the whole thing in my head before I started. I was really excited about what is was going to sound like. And I felt my singing was the best its ever been.


you also released the video, how much fun was that and what’s your best memory from the shoot?

I shot and edited the whole thing myself. The best part of the shoot was not having to please anyone but myself and be able to take as much time with it as I wanted. I love to collaborate, but I’m also a control freak in certain arenas.


You have a brand new album coming out Leaves, Sadness, Science, what’s the meaning behind the title?

I saw a Frida Kahlo exhibition in Atlanta, there was an installation of rooms painted monochrome colors, the floor, the furniture, everything was one uniform color. There were little signs describing how Frida felt about the various colors, yellow was madness, blue was peace, and green was “leaves, sadness, science”. It gave me the thunderbolt – I knew that was going to be the title of my next album.

 

Did you work on it with anyone?

No, but I have a genius mastering engineer who is responsible for some serious magical fairy dust on the finished product.
Would you collaborate with upcoming artists? If so how could they contact you?

I love to collaborate. Mike Mills of REM co-wrote and performs on one song on the album (“War and Peace”) and I’m working on a dance music project right now in Edinburgh with producers Hobbes and Jacksonville. contact@marilyncarino.com


Who did you show it to first once complete?

A great painter called Michael David – not only a deep cat but he used to play bass in punk bands in the 70s. He understands things.
Do you have any gigs in the works?

Booking my spring UK tour now, but I will be at the Clutha Bar in Glasgow on Saturday, March 4th, 4:00pm, a wee solo show.


If so which cities will you be going?

All over the UK, stay tuned
Will we see a tour with the Album?

Yes, spring-summer 2017
Do you have any festivals you will be playing this year?

Perhaps
Do you play any instruments?

I sing. Keyboards.
Who are your influences?

Eartha Kitt, Gregory Corso, Nichiren Daishonin
How do you get inspiration to write songs?

From living my life – trying to appreciate stuff and reflect on my own thoughts
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Doing the same thing, but getting paid more
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I’m an SGI Buddhist, so I spend a lot of time chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

All the terrible music I had to mix and record as a sound engineer. I was so arrogant, I thought, “I can do this so much better”
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Never give up, don’t forget to enjoy
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Never give up, don’t forget to enjoy
What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“A sword is useless in the hands of a coward”
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

1. To get there as close to hit time as possible, I get antsy if I have to wait

2. Introduce the band – its polite

3. ENJOY IT

That’s it, I keep it simple

 

Your coming back from tour;

1/ where is the first place you go? Sleep

2/ who is the first person you see? No person. Cats

3/ where is the first place you go to eat? Il Colosseo, Italian restaurant in my Bensonhurst, Brooklyn neighborhood, to carb up on pasta and the best bread ever. But now I’m based in Edinburgh so it may be Noble’s Pub here in Leith, I crave their veggie haggis burger, BEST EVER

 


You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come about and what’s your best memory ?

I used the Googles to research PR firms in the UK. Actually DuckDuckGo, I’m not a big fan of Google


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

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/marilyncarinomusic

Twitter and Instagram – @marilyncarino

REVIEW: SWINDON ARTIST JODIE HELEN DUNN FIGHTS BACK THE BULLIES WITH NEW TRACK ‘I BELONG IN HELL’ 

With her first professionally recorded track it is one that definitely shows how personal it is to Jodie even more.
From the start of ‘I Belong In Hell’ you can really feel a back story that you just want to know what it is.

Then the vocals come in so sweet but has that pop vibe throughout and a instrumental so calm yet upbeat at the same time.

I’ve had this on repeat since getting it in my inbox, Jodie you definitely fought back the bullies and an inspiration to everyone going through the same.
Check out ‘I Belong In Hell’ 

Below;

https://m.soundcloud.com/jodiehelendunn/ibelonginhell
It’s just the beginigg for Jodie and I can’t wait for what is to come from her! Amazing release.

Follow Jodie on Facebook for all her updates
https://www.facebook.com/jodiehelendunn/

WITH MUSIC ALWAYS BEING APART OF NANCY BLACK,GET READY TO HEAR NEW POP PRINCESS ON THE SCENE WITH ‘DIRTY LITTLE BASS’ AND MORE COME!

What  is  your name?  Nancy Black 
What is your genre of music? 

Pop 


Give us a little bio about you. 

Performing started at a very young age with plays and musicals that I would put on for my family and neighbours. I guess, even then, I knew it was something I really loved to do. When I was 16 I joined a workshop designed to help young girls get into music and I was hooked.” 

With a developed sense of self and inspired by a copy of Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill, I formed the all-girl rock band at the age of 15. It was then that I discovered my passion for song writing.  
Tell us more about ‘Dirty Little Bass’ 

Dirty little bass was initially written in two parts. I’d had the chorus on repeat in my head for a long time before the verses started to come. I went through a messy break up, you know a girl meets girl and from that I knew where to take the song. It began to come to life. 
Who did you work with on the song? 

I have been really fortunate that at an early age I got to meet New York music producer, Will Angeloro. He understands my creative process and was a great asset in producing the track. 
You also have a video for Dirty Little Bass, what was the making like? 

It was incredible. I had no idea at first how I was going to pull it off but then one by one things fell into place. It started when a close friend introduced me to Earlstone films and they liked my concept and wanted to work with me. I went on to get funding through Kickstarter, where fans donated to my project. It was made complete by the talented team of dancers, actors and crew wanting to be part of the video.  


Will we see an EP soon or album? 

You will get to hear three new releases in 2017. The dirty little bass EP will be out on the 10th January. Then my new album to be launched in the summer. 

I’m also excited to be part of an international Hip hop group known as IVCLICK, it’s a new avenue exploring a different sound for me as an artist and we hope to have our debut single out in the new year. 


If so can you tell us more about it? 

The EP comprises of some brilliant talents including that of producers Will Angelero and Regah and DJ Simeon Belle. 
Do you have any gigs planned or a tour? 

I am really excited to be planning and rehearsing a new set. Keep tuned-in on my social media sites for upcoming dates. 

 

What made you go in to music? 

It’s funny but one of my biggest influences growing up was Britney Spears, I just wanted to be exactly like her, with the backing dancers, the big shows and huge infectious Pop anthems. Originally I wanted to be a dancer but I couldn’t dance to save my life, instead I took up singing and from there writing and I guess from that moment I knew music was for me, so thank you Britney, baby. 
Do you play any instruments? 

I play guitar but it’s rare I play it at gigs, I prefer to use it as a tool for writing  
Who are your influences? 

Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Alanis Morisette, Lady Gaga 
How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

Mostly life experiences, I have learnt to take what life has to throw at you and turn it into something that can be creative and productive   


Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years? 

I hope to be doing a world tour and had a few albums under my belt, I like to dream big, hey! 
When you’re not doing music, what do you do? 

When I’m not in the studio you might catch, me dressed in period costume promenading around the city of Bath indulging in my love of street theatre…. always looking for an opportunity to perform. 

 

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

Madonna’s ‘Like a prayer’. I used to listen to that on repeat and imagine myself performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury, crowd surfing and having bras thrown at me.  

 

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

Never stop believing in yourself, no matter what people might say. Have strength to follow what you truly desire. Have no regrets.  


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

Keep writing, keep practising your craft and don’t be afraid to take inspiration from the smallest of things. Value your music and don’t be too quick to sign everything away with the first opportunity you may be handed. Be prepared to work hard and research the industry. Listen to music of all genre’s and don’t be afraid to develop your style. 
What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

I’ve always loved the quote ‘Imperfection is Beauty and Madness is Genius’. 


You work with Quite Great PR , how did that come about?  

I contacted a few PR companies but the one that really stood out to me was Quite Great. I watched a few of Pete’s vlogs, they were very insightful about the industry, how PR works and how it can work for the artist. The team at Quite Great are incredibly helpful and I hope to work with them again in the future. 

 

You get off the plane in your hometown after being away;  

1/ where do you go first? To my nans house 

2/ who do you see first? My nan 

3/ what food place do you go? Grillstock, always! 

 

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

Instagram @nancyblackmusic 

Twitter @nancyblackmusic

CHATTING TO @kidcupidmusic ABOUT THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘BROKEN DOWN’S, HOW FOUR PIECE ALL GOT IN TO MUSIC AN WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE FOUR PIECE – @quitegreatpr 

 What are your names?

Laura (Singer), James (Drummer), John (Guitarist) and Ian (Bassist)

 

Tell us the story behind the name ‘ Kid Cupid’.

We would love for there to be a really profound story behind this, and we’ve thought about making one up! In reality, it was the result of nights and days of drunken whatsapps, we had lists of potential names and words. One day we sat and tried to put some of them together, Kid Cupid was born!

 

What is your genre of music?

Indie Electro with a twist of pop and soul

 

Give us a little bio about you as a band.

 We’ve been playing together for a little over a year now. James met Laura when they were both working on a TV show. At the time James was playing in a band that he formed with friends at Uni. Once he found out that Laura was a singer/songwriter, he invited her to feature on one of the bands tracks. A little time went on and the band unfortunately disbanded as they all were living in different parts of the UK. Before you know it, Laura and James were on the verge of starting a new band themselves. Through mutual friends, Laura found the amazing, tattooed bass player that is Ian and from a posted ad for a synth/guitarist online, John came walking through the doors and blew us away. Not only that but James and John realised they went to College together! Laura already had a pocket full of originals, that we loved and still play today! It wasn’t long before we were all writing songs individually and together!

 

Are you a signed?

Not yet!

 

You work with Quite Great , how did that come about?

After a lot of research. We’re ready to take things up a notch and feel like Quite Great are the people to help us with that!

 

Tell us more about your track ‘Broken Down”.

‘Broken Down’ is a track about someone fighting back and making a change for the better, about the internal struggles we all face. We really wanted to create something haunting and cinematic after our more joyful second single ‘London Love’.

 

How has the response been so far?

Really positive! In fact, people are saying it’s their favourite yet.

 

What was the writing process like for ‘Broken Down’ ?

It was a really collaborative and long process. James brought in a beat, we all loved it and sat around in John’s studio and wrote lyrics together. Once we had those locked in we revisited the instrumental and invited our friend Amy Squirrel in to lay on some cello! It’s a really great experience creating together, we’re all very happy to experiment and try new things- most of the time we end up adding too much and strip it back again.

 

Will we be seeing an EP or album? If so can you tell us more about that?

Absolutely, that is in the pipeline for next year. We have the next single almost ready for January and after that we will focus on EP material.

 

Will you be touring this year?

Hopefully we will in the new year!

 

If so where will you be heading?

Definitely around the UK (Laura is from North East so we will be up in Newcastle) and we’ve already locked something in for Berlin, so perhaps a small European tour is on the cards too. Hopefully you will see us at a few festivals too!

 

What made you go in to music?

Laura: I’m from a musical family and have always been surrounded by records that I used to rifle through and instruments I was encouraged to pick up and play. It has been my passion for as long as I can remember and I’ve been writing lyrics since I was 5.

James: I have early memories of setting up my Mum’s pots and pans in front of the tv, drumming with wooden spoons to The Beatles and Rolling Stones, my dad and brother spurring me on with Jagger and Keith impersonations.

 

Do you play any instruments?

Yep! We all do. John is our producer extraordinaire and he also plays the guitar and keys. James plays the drums, Ian plays the Bass and Laura sometimes plays keys too.

 

Who are your influences?

As a band we have such varied influences which works really well when experimenting with writing.

 

Laura: For me personally, I grew up listening to strong female artists like Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush, Blondie, Joan Armatrading as well as things like Bob Dylan, The Cult, New Order, Portishead and Little Dragon.

 

Ian: I listen to every and anything. I grew up on skate punk with bands like Millencolin, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Lawrence Arms, The Misfits etc and as I got older it spread far and wide. Bands & artists like Blur, Ryan Adams, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Parliament/Funkadelic, Miles Davis, The Specials, The Kinks. Like I say anything and everything. Recently I’ve even been branching in a big way into Hip-Hop.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Laura: I’m constantly writing notes in my iphone, I’m inspired by people and society around me, I pick up on people’s conversations and it may spark an idea. Things come from personal experience and relationships however for me, I’m much more interested in writing about wider issues.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Hopefully on a steady incline in the industry, people loving our music and some solid gigs and festival slots in the pipeline.

 

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

We all love to travel so try and get away as much as possible!

Job wise- Laura and James work in Film & TV, Ian works for Apple and John is a financial Journalist!

 

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?

Ian: I’m going to show my age here, but I saw my first gig at the London Astoria on Charing Cross Road. I also went to the last ever show before they knocked it down. That venue held so many memories for me. I saw so many great bands play there over the years. I’d need a time machine but I’d love to play there!

 

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

As a band, right now we’re really loving Nao.

 

Ian: I think for me personally, it would have to be Damon Albarn or Graham Coxon from Blur. Damon is a genius who has put his name to so many creative endevours all over the musical spectrum and Coxon has to be one of the best alt/pop guitarists I’ve had the pleasure of listening to.

 

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

 

Laura: For me, I’m enjoying what ABRA is doing at the moment.

 

Ian: Obviously Ryan Adams, I absolutely love everything he’s put his name to. His collaboration with Willie Nelson is pure perfection and I highly recommend the album Songbird that was recorded with his band the Cardinals.

 

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

Too many to list! The more we experience the more we seem to absorb.

 

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

To have fun!

 

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

Believe in what you’re doing and make music that you really enjoy.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

‘Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome’- Arthur Ashe

 

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

Laura: Water!!!! My mouth gets so dry sometimes when I’m nervous!

Ian: Spare leads, My effects pedals! To have a good time and to put on a show!

James: Drum sticks!!! And my in ear monitors

John: Spare pants…

 

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

Of course! All of our music is on http://www.soundcloud.com/kidcupidmusic

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kidcupidmusic

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/wearekidcupid

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

ELECTRONIC ROCK TRIO’EVERYTHING UNDER’ RELEASE ‘WHERE HAVE ALL THE KIDS GONE AT NIGHT’

What  are your names?
 
– Band members: Mark J Heidecke, Jeff Lane, Kevin T Jones
 
 What is the band name? 
 
– Everything Under (EU)
 
What is your genre of music?
 
– Electronic Rock  
 
Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.
 
– please visit website for bio: http://everythingundereu.com/home-page/biography/
 
 
Tell us more about your upcoming album ‘ Where Have the Kids Gone At Night.
 
– “Where Have the Kids Gone at Night” is about kids not having fun outside at night anymore. Instead, they are found inside at home on modern electronics thus receiving and inhaling less personality. 
 
What was the recording process like?
 
– always grueling for the amount of money and time — we have a system, where I always track a programmed beat, a keyboard and guitar riff & then vocals in that order, after that all the other musicians have at it
 
 
Tell Us more about ‘Team’
 
– “Team” is a better word for love. 
 
Do you play any instruments?
 
–  I play the guitar and synthesizer 
 
Who are your influences?
 
– people who touch me enough to where I want to return the favor including Earth 
 
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
 
– I’ll never know  
 
 
Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
 
– Aragon Ballroom, Chicago
 
 do you have any collaborations in the works? 
 
– yes, a single titled ‘word don’t write words’ where the expected release date is January 22, 2017; will be bringing on a harmonic female vocalist 
 
  
 
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
 
– always be open-minded when creating music especially while working with other musicians 
 
 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and  just as an artist?
 
– “Don’t do music cause your lazy and it sounds fun.”
 
 What quote or saying do you always stick by?
 
– “All Love Always”
 
 
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
 

I’VE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO CHAT WITH SOME OF THE @MWCHOIRS LADIES ABOUT THEIR UPCOMING TOUR AND CHRISTMAS ALBUM

What is the band name?
Military Wives Choirs


What is your genre of music?
Classical/choral


Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.

Following the enormous success of No. 1 single Wherever You Are in 2012, Military Wives Choirs have been set up across the country and abroad, bringing more and more women from within the military community closer together through singing.

Released in 2012, the debut album ‘In My Dreams’ featured five choirs. ‘Stronger Together’ shortly followed, featuring 760 choir members from 24 choirs.

With 65 participating choirs, ‘Home for Christmas’ is the Military Wives Choirs’ biggest project yet. The choirs, comprising 1006 singers, can all be heard on the title track Home for Christmas, and the album also features six classic carols which have been updated with lyrics reflecting what Christmas means to women in the military community.
How did you meet eachother?

See above
What was the recording process like?

11 days of recording vocals, plus instrumentalists, in 10 different venues all over the UK and abroad. We also featured Richard Jones, Britain’s Got Talent winner and military musician, on the album on trombone. We recorded over 1000 singers.

Your set to release your album again called ‘Home For Christmas’ , how is this different to your other ones ‘Stronger Together’ ‘In My Dreams’?

Released in 2012, the debut album ‘In My Dreams’ featured five choirs. ‘Stronger Together’ featured 760 choir members from 24 choirs. With 65 participating choirs and 1006 singers, ‘Home for Christmas’ is the Military Wives Choirs’ biggest project yet. 


If you could describe it in three words, what would they be and why?

Love, family and harmony.


When will it be available to buy or pre-order?

Album – 25th November. Single 2nd December


Do you have any Gigs coming up or will we see a tour with the album?

To accompany the release, throughout November 17 choirs will be touring seven cathedrals across the UK. Dates are:

 

– Winchester Cathedral – 21st November

– Durham Cathedral – 22nd November

– Bradford Cathedral – 25th November

– Norwich Cathedral – 26th November

– Exeter Cathedral – 28th November

– Lichfield Cathedral – 29th November

– Hereford Cathedral – 30th November

 

If so where will you be heading to?

See above


The dedication put in to the all albums is amazing and the songs you all sing, you announced the project in Trafalgar Square how was it?

A selection of ladies came to Trafalgar Square to announce the album; it was great fun to be in tinsel in October and we got plenty of attention from passers by!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

Our ladies have a wide variety of jobs, and are mothers, wives, girlfriends, and sometimes serving military personnel themselves.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Our motto is ‘Stronger Together’.


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

Website: http://www.militarywiveschoirs.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Military-Wives-Choirs-Foundation-517997721663047/)

Twitter: @MWChoirs

NEWS:NOW WE ARE NEARING CHRISTMAS TIME TO MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL THE MILITARY WIVES ARE SET TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM.

Since The Military Wives Choir  came on to the music scene with their unique sound they have built up a superb fanbase which keeps on getting bigger and bigger each time the ladies release new music. 

‘HOME FOR CHRISTMAS’ a sweet yet so empowering title that makes you straight away get a warm feel inside. 

Also being the first single off the Album, The Military Wives was at London Trafalgar Square on the 20th Oct 16 for the announcement.
From the 1000 wives involved from 65 different country choirs it’s safe to say the album has been made with so much love and hard work which shines through magnificently. 
The Album ‘Home For Christmas’ is set to release on the 25th November 2016 
For all updates be sure to check out their website :

http://www.militarywiveschoirs.org/

Also with the Release of ‘Home For Christmas’ the Military Wives will heading out on a UK tour, dates below;

– Winchester Cathedral – 21stNovember
– Durham Cathedral – 22ndNovember
– Bradford Cathedral – 25thNovember
– Norwich Cathedral – 26th November
– Exeter Cathedral – 28th November
– Lichfield Cathedral – 29thNovember
– Hereford Cathedral – 30thNovember
Get your tickets here;
Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Military-Wives-Choir-tickets/artist/1738474?tm_link=artist_artistvenue_module

For more updates on any news be sure to be following The Military Wives Choir social media;
Links – 

Website: http://www.militarywiveschoirs.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Military-Wives-Choirs-Foundation-517997721663047/)
Twitter: @MWChoirs

FROM BAND DAYS TO SOLO DAYS TO MARTI PELLOW RISING AGAIN WITH A ‘MYSTERIOUS’ 2017 TOUR AND ALBUM!

From 1982 Marti has performed in pop Scottish band but it wasn’t till the Late 80’s and 90′ when group ‘ Wet Wet Wet’ got signed in 1985 to Polygram records, with a huge amount of success the band went on to score a number of hits. 

1999 Pellow went on to do solo work and started his first UK solo tour in the November touring many places 

but now 2016 and MARTI PELLOW is back… 
Announcing his UK solo tour ‘Mysterious’ and ready to visit a lot of YOU and a new album which is named after the tour! Mysterious was recorded in Los Angeles,creating an iconic sound collaborating with the legendary Tower of Power horn section and with writers such as Allee Willis of Earth & Fire’s Boogie.

Check out when Marti Pellow is visiting your city;
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – (17 March)
Venue Cymru, Llandudno – (18 March)
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – (19 March)
The Barbican, York – (21 March)
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow – (22 March)
The Sage, Gateshead – (24 March
Birmingham Town Hall – (25 March)
London Palladium – (26 March)
Plymouth Pavilions – (27 March)
Grab your tickets HERE;

http://www.ticketmaster.com/