After nearly dying in Bali, Cami Galles drops new album ‘Correlated’

Cami Galles has known since the age of 4 she was here to sing. Yet, over the years, she’s succumbed to her own fears and yielded to the misguided directions of others. In December 2018, while in Bali, Cami nearly died, and from her hospital bed the Chicago-based artist vowed if she survived she would finally release her debut album. On October 15th, she keeps that promise and issues her first-ever album, Correlated. The 8-song record will be available for digital sale, download and streaming worldwide on Spotify, Apple, GooglePlay, Amazon and 102 other digital platforms. “In this life, we arrive and leave with our selves. Everything we have and do point back to our relationship with ourselves,” Cami shares. “This album tells an evolutionary story about my past relationships, and how I learned to prioritize my relationship with myself.” For years, Cami has dazzled audiences in New York and the Midwest with her invigorating “future blues” aesthetic—a singular melding of blues, pop, jazz, enlightened and empowered lyrics, and uptempo dance beats. Now, her inaugural solo release proves her to be a masterful songwriter, producer, and singer. Correlated documents a triumphant rise of the authentic self, and it’s threaded with […]

Music Mirror reflects on upcoming release Riding the Storm by Jason Fernandes

DJ and artist Jason Fernandes began DJing at the age of 14, started using music software while still a teenager, which led him on to producing his own music, which he first released aged 23. London-based Jason Fernandes’ music has been released on Carl Cox’s Intec label and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label and he had a track featured on BBC Radio 1’s Essential mix recorded live from Space in Ibiza with Carl Cox. In line with many good DJs and producers, Jason’s inspiration comes from many different artists and styles. He has built a substantial following amongst the techno community. On creating his own music, Jason uses the thoughts and emotions he is experiencing at the time, for example: “Riding The Storm in particular reflects on the storm of life with its ups and downs, which we are all trying to ride.” After releasing music on Carl Cox’s Intec label, Carl heard and subsequently signed all 7, which lead to two EPs in 2015. Jason has played DJ sets in Holland, Poland, Malta, France, Norway and the UK, including various headline slots and alongside leading, established techno acts. In 2015, Jason showcased a set of his own music in Holland […]

Music Mirror reflects on Francis Groove’s “Alright (Take My Hand)”

DJ-producer Francis Groove was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. Francis Groove started out mixing vinyl on turntables, fusing rare groove and RnB with hip-hop and breakbeats. After inspiration from a trip to the U.S. aged 19, which introduced him to house on the New York club scene, he moved towards electro dance music and became a regular at the celebrated club The Sound Factory. Francis Groove regularly tours Europe while producing and writing his music. His latest musical project is called Real Life, which delivers a blend of pop sounds or, as he says, “a breeze of the real groove”. The new single Alright (Take my Hand) is written by Francis Groove and U.K songwriter Sandra Bryan. They enlisted vocals from Tony G in Spain and they mixed the track back in Belgium. Of this moving around to record, Francis says, “this triangle way of working has given the song a special touch”. When not on tour, Francis Groove moves between his homeland of Belgium and Hungary. His influences stem from 80’s acts such as Kraftwerk, Soulsonic Force and Nelle Hooper as well as current producer Calvin Harris. The new single Alright (Take my Hand) was produced by Francis […]

Music Mirror reflects on Gram Holli and the Berries’ release “The Woods”

Gram Holli and the Berries with Cornershop’s Drummer Andy Return from Tour to Release Album These lads from Lancashire say they are “born in Leigh, not On Sea, but on a navigation, absconded to Atherton, biked to Bolton, and were produced in Preston.” They’re fresh off a tour through Europe having played gigs in such places as Manchester, Milan and Munich. The British Invasion is not over, boys and girls. Get ready for the second wave! Lancashire Lads ” Gram Holli and the Berries” are on the way. This Brit band was “born in Leigh, not On Sea, but on a navigation, absconded to Atherton, biked to Bolton, and were produced in Preston.” They’re fresh off a tour through Europe having played gigs in such places as Manchester, Milan and Munich. Who are these Lancastrian lads? The Lancashire Lads are: “Gram Holli” (lead vocals, guitar, bass and keyboard), Cornershop’s Andy Flynn (drums), Richard (“bowing” strings), Steve (“blowing” brass) and Alan Gregson of West Orange Studios (“perfecting” production and background vocals). Their melodic and catchy new album “The Woods” is a fine example of the band’s current musical musings. The album features the single “True Love” and is out now on […]

Squeeze headline Saturday at Looe Music Festival 2014

Formed in London, Squeeze exploded onto the music scene with their second album ‘Cool For Cats’, in 1979, cementing their place as one of Britain’s most important young bands of the time. Featuring the classic single ‘Up The Junction’ as well as the title track, it was many listeners’ first introduction to the witty kitchen-sink lyricism and new-wave guitar music that has become the band’s trademark. With albums ‘Argybargy’ and the Elvis Costello-produced ‘East Side Story’, Squeeze made waves across the pond, with Paul Carrack later replacing Jools Holland, going on to lend his unmistakeable vocals to the smash hit ‘Tempted’. Here’s Cool for Cats: Today Squeeze are still making their mark with top popsters including Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Supergrass, Lily Allen, The Feeling and Razorlight citing them as amongst their biggest influences. And on Saturday 20th September they’ll join the other 89 bands across five stages for three days of ‘Slap and Tickle’ Cornish party style. To book tickets for Looe Music Festival follow this link For camping in comfort and transport to and from festival: Tregoad Park

Very British Folk Pop Musician gives Prince some Competition with his band’s musical arrangements

Until 2008, Boz Hayward was a punk musician who once rehearsed in rooms next door to the Happy Mondays and Oasis in the basement of Manchester’s famous Boardwalk nightclub, back in its heyday. When his bassist and close friend died, Boz turned to folk and acoustic pop to focus on his songwriting. The Bozchestra is the affectionate name for Boz’s band who accompany him on an array of instruments combining guitar, mariachi bass, violins, trumpets, keyboards, glockenspiel, the Russian domra, mandolin, dulcimer and slide guitar with percussion and drums. Frequent line-up The most frequent Bozchestra line-up are Phil Robinson on ‘guitarron’ bass, Mark Greer on slide guitar, Rick Burrows on brass, Dan Bridgwood-Hill on strings and keys and Rob Haynes on percussion and drums. Born in Hereford, Boz’s family moved around with his father’s RAF work. Boz went to Manchester Poly and based his musical operations from Manchester’s thriving Boardwalk basement rehearsal studios. Not one to refuse a “crooner” set with a piano, Boz also composes instrumentals and film music, which lead to his Shortscores album in 2013. Boz composes for himself with the Bozchestra, although his creative output is constant and he has song material to spare for other performers. […]

Scottish Producer Pools Extensive Experience To Launch His New Album

Reole, with jazz and the Creole of his youth in Louisiana at his roots, likes to keep it real for his jazzy, soulful and funky productions by discovering underground singer songwriters to complete his unique sound of digital processing, using tubes and valves and his own secret ingredients. Texture The in-house producer for audio company Zendell, who create TV commercials for clients including Sony, Suzuki, Yahoo and FIFA, has sought underground singers and songwriters to bring texture and flavour to tracks on his forthcoming album. Reole, a Scottish music producer who lived for a short time in New Zealand, takes his name from Creole, a music style based on folk, which originated in his childhood New Orleans in the 18th Century. Born in Scotland and raised in New Orleans, Reole started his musical life playing brass in the Mardi Gras parades. Reole then joined Ritchie Ruftone on pirate radio and today he produces for Ruftone, who has won both the UK DMC Championships and UK Battle for World Supremacy heats two years running Reole is cutting vinyl to prepare Ruftone to defend his title this year at the O2 in Greenwich. Mainland In March 2013, Reole unleashed his first album Ya […]

Taylor Swift on her new album: ‘It’s my favourite thing I’ve ever created’

Country-pop superstar Taylor Swift has revealed that her forthcoming new album is one of the most exciting projects she has ever worked on and she can’t wait to share it with her fans.  More on Pressparty   During a press conference in Asia for her ‘Red’ tour, the beauty explained that she will have more time to tweak it once this latest run of dates has come to an end and she’s really looking forward to getting back to it: “I’ve already been working very hard on it and it’s already my favourite thing that I’ve ever created. So the idea that after Asia, I get to go back and finish everything and get everything completely done and wrapped up for a new project, it’s very exciting.”  The ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ superstar recently opened up about her sense of style and confessed that she loves to wear her trademark red lipstick because she believes that her face looks better with it: “I’ll go through different phases with makeup and always try new things. Except I never really get too far from red lipstick, do I? I don’t have an excessive amount (of red lipstick)! I just find one I like and […]

John Legend adds tour dates due to demand

John Legend extends UK tour due to popularity More on this and other stories via PressParty John Legend has added a couple of dates to his UK tour as a result of demand. The singer recently announced that he would be travelling across the country in October on his All Of Me tour. The tickets went on sale today (May 30) but they have shifted quickly, with his London date selling out in minutes. Legend has now added another Manchester date at the O2 Apollo on October 15, as well as a second show at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on October 16. The full schedule is now as follows: Monday October 6       O2 Apollo Manchester Tuesday October 7      Newcastle City Hall Thursday October 9     Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Friday October 10        Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Sunday October 12       Birmingham NIA Monday October 13      London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Wednesday October 15 O2 Apollo Manchester Thursday October 16    London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Watch John Legend perform live below:

The Gypsy Queens bring a bit of St Tropez bling to Blighty

The Gypsy Queens have announced details of their stunning new album ‘Lost In The Music’ released on June 23rd with new single ‘Do You St Tropez’ set for release on July 14th   LONDON, UK, May 29th 2014; The Gypsy Queens have announced details of their stunning new album ‘Lost In The Music’ released on June 23rd with new single ‘Do You St Tropez’ set for release on July 14th. Produced by Didier Casnati the new album includes guest appearances from the multi-platinum selling Hayley Westenra and the critically acclaimed singer songwriter Ben Taylor, and was recorded at the world famous RAK studios in London. Much needed summer feel The album features The Gypsy Queens genre-spanning repertoire of original and classic songs including ‘Losing Myself in the Music ’ written by the GRAMMY nominated Phil Thornalley, ‘Parole Parole’, ‘Sunny’, ‘Jamaica Farewell’ and the first single ‘Do You St Tropez’, giving the album a definite sunshine theme and bringing a much needed summer feel to the UK. The Gypsy Queens have hit the ground running since their debut release in 2012, with prime slots at both Glastonbury and The Isle of Wight Festival and by playing more than 200 ultra-exclusive private […]