The Framed release EP after notable gigs and festival

The Framed are a 4-piece band from Aberdeen consisting of Glynn McGregor (drums), Gareth Burr (guitars), Steve Ross (rhythm guitar) and Jamie Reid (vocals and bass). The group formed due to a distinct love of all things musical driven by a desire to get out of working 9 to 5. Their music is upbeat rock with some punk simplicity, indie sensibilities and some sometimes naive and thoughtful lyrical content thrown in for a more Vindaloo type kick. The band have recently recorded their debut EP at Monnow Valley Studios with producer Paul Tipler and mastered it at Metropolis Studios with John Davis. With the release of the EP ” I Don’t Know “this month, their first festival performance already behind them and gigs plays over last few months, the future should be exciting for this band. “I Don’t Know” is the latest single from The Framed and will be released on 30 June 2014.

Clubland TV to charts

Published on 17 Dec 2013 R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan present the Vocal Mix of their hit Revolution! Download on iTunes HERE : http://smarturl.it/itunes_revolution Download on Beatport NOW : http://btprt.dj/19MbL5p Subscribe to Spinnin’ TV HERE : http://bit.ly/SPINNINTV This is a big one! An all-star cast consisting of R3hab, NERVO and Ummet Ozcan present one of the biggest club hits of the last months. Revolution is one of those tracks that screams dance floor as well as radio. In addition to extremely powerful production this Vocal Mix boasts mesmerizing vocals by the NERVO sisters. Join the Revolution NOW!

Newly signed Kyan supports Paul Young before first single

Kyan Blackwood releases debut album “Freedom Because” featuring Ronald Bruner Jr, a drummer with extensive credits from Motown to punk rock, including recently with Prince in the Dakota Jazz Club. The breakthrough debut album from Kyan Blackwood is entitled “Freedom Because” and features his recent first single “Moving On”. Kyan lives by the moto: “Lets not fight and create a new world instead”. Influences include His music can be described as pop/rock with electro/rock and influences include Depeche Mode, The Jam, T-Rex, Marilyn Manson, Lady Ga Ga and Mozart. Kyan Blackwood originally hails from France but now lives between Los Angeles, Brighton and London. He performs regularly across Europe. As well as singing and songwriting he still works as a make-up artist. Vincent Fournier is his make-up manager as well as lyricist and producer. Fournier and Blackwood created the songs for “Freedom Because” and Ryan recorded at Titan Music Inc Studios (Madonna, Anastasia, Michael Jackson). Kyan said “It was very refreshing and exciting to work with Ronald Bruner (Prince’s drummer). Kyan feels we should all try to just be ourselves because, “I feel we are forced to not be ourselves in this world”. Kyan Blackwood’s debut single “Moving On” is […]

Led Zeppelin Aiming at Numbers 8, 10 and 11 in the U.S.; Mariah Carey’s Album Plummets An Astounding 75%

Whole story on VVN Music Hits Daily Double, the chart prognostication site, has projected that Led Zeppelin will take positions 8, 10 and 11 on this week’s sales chart. Like in most countries, the band’s debut album seems to be the winner by a small margin with projected sales of 31,500 which should put them at number 8. Unlike other places, Led Zeppelin II appears to have out sold Led Zeppelin III by a margin of 29,400 to 28,800.  III had fairly consistently been coming in second in the rest of the world. If the numbers hold, it should put II and III at numbers 10 and 11. Those positions seem fairly safe as the album at 12, Michael Jackson’s Xscape, is only projected at 25,300. Mariah Carey‘s new album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse takes a major fall from 3 to the high 20’s with projected sales down a whopping 75%. Normal second week sales see decreases of 50% to 55%. The sales support our contention that Carey’s latest will almost certainly not even reach gold status (500,000 sales) as it will struggle to hit 100,000 by week three. Another deluxe package reissue, Soundgarden‘s Superunknown, looks to sell around 10,500 to place in […]

New folk trio record with new absorbed influences after Europe tour

After a busy year touring in Europe, including UK and Ireland, Donegal folk and roots trio the Henry Girls have released their new album “Louder than Words,” which is set to delight a growing international audience. “Louder than Words” brings together the Henry Girls’ trademark three part harmonies sitting warmly alongside Joleen’s harp with a nod to Irish folk and Americana, evoking shades of Gillian Welch and The Indigo Girls. Absorbing New Influences Since the release of their much-acclaimed “December Moon,” nominated in the Huffington Post’s Top 10 albums of 2013 and produced by Calum Malcolm (Lau, Blue Nile, Heidi Talbot), Karen, Lorna and Joleen have continued absorbing new influences. Listeners have said “Louder than Words” is their finest work to date. A musical fusion of the Donegal coastline and the Appalachian mountains, the Henry Girls combine their Irish heritage with a contemporary sound imbued with compassion, insight and warmth. “Louder Than Words” has already been declared a fresh and finely crafted body of work with strong folk roots that invite you into the Henry Girls’ Donegal world. Their new single “Maybe” taken from the album will be released in the U.K on 30 June 2014. Maybe on Youtube: Press […]

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 […]

JazFreddy Royal releases new football related charity song

Mancunian songwriter JazFreddy Royal has produced a new club anthem “Samba! Samba!” to raise money for international children’s charity UNICEF themed on the 2014 World Cup being held in Rio. The “Foe We All Miss You” singer managed to persuade Benedict Farr and Steve Oliver, managers at the National Football Museum and the manager of That’s Entertainment to support the fundraising by selling his song through their outlets.  Farr says: “This is the second time, we have worked with JazFreddy, and we are impressed with his professionalism and dedication.” JazFreddy performed his single “Foe, We All Miss You” to a Manchester City Stadium packed with 48,000 fans and donated all proceeds to the late Marc Vivien Foe’s dream to build a school for young footballers in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital city. Community DJ As a result, local community Radio DJ Glenda Berg, in a campaign run by the Manchester Evening News, nominated JazFreddy a Manchester Hero. Freddy’s first love is Afro-European dance music although his song writing has included a pop song celebrating the marriage of Prince William to Kate to promote her anti-bullying charity work. The single “Samba Samba” is an electronic House track, which fuses European dance music with Samba, which is set to appeal to clubbers all over the world with lyrics in […]

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:

Hungary’s most hopeful promises a Perfect Night

Barbara Kiss releases her new single ” Perfect Night” taken from her album From Me to You Barbara Kiss’s musical journey to become Hungary’s first international pop star started in her teens when she took on a vocal coach, a well-respected jazz singer from her hometown. Input Barbara Kiss’ new album From Me To You contains Perfect Night her new single Two years later, music consultant MC-Input started working with Barbara and helped her get in contact with Italian producer Endrik Favero and recorded her first self-penned song, ‘Your smile’ in Montebelluna, Italy. This was supported by a photo shoot in Florence and she launched her website a few weeks later on her website. In 2010 Barbara went to see pundit Gingio Muehlbauer in Los Angeles and he introduced her to producers, songwriters, musicians and engineers. She was offered recording sessions and gained 6 songs in as many weeks working with Marcus Nand, Chris Wonzer (engineer for Linda Perry), Kristian Nord (producer for Tokio Hotel), Irene Peet, Boi and JD Salbego (Arthouse Entertainment). Back in Hungary she continued recording, performing, singing and dancing until she found Block Starz Music. They were seeking new female singing talent for a compilation, ‘She […]

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 […]

Cold War Spy’s Pseudonym same as New Pop Dancehall’s Elena Miller’s Real Name

Elena Miller is a spicy singer-songwriter with a bright, fun and fresh sound. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica and now lives in the UK. She has been exposed to music her whole life, which gave her a passion for it and she started writing her own songs very young. This fun-loving Jamaican pop dancehall artist shares her full name with a former Russian spy who changed her name from Yelena Borisovna Olshanskaya to Elena Miller, who is believed to have started work in Canada in 1990, just before Gorbachev fell from power, bringing the Cold War to an end. Married in Jamaica in 2000 and now with three children, Elena is also completing her medical degree, while pursuing her music, as she says: “everything was a challenge, but anything in life that is worth your love is worth fighting for.” Her influences range from Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey with RnB rappers Jay Z, Tupac, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, producer and rapper Tımberland and reggae’s Elephant Man and Beenie Man. Bashment Ladies, Elena’s pop, reggae and RnB single was well received when released in US in 2013 and has already been aired all over the world and featured on […]

Shivali brings a new type of gospel to the mainstream – Hindu bhajans

Shivali was born and brought up in the City of London but was knew her shlokas from the age of 3. Before her record deal with Sony Music BMG, Shivali had graduated in economics and philosophy and worked as a summer analyst for investment bank Goldman Sachs. She also found time to write for the Finance Times and other prominent publications. DESIRED Shivali deeply desired to bring devotional music, known as bhajans, into the mainstream and thus set out to modernise them while retaining their soulful roots. An example of this is 2010’s The Bhajan Project, an album released through Sony Music India, which is devotional songs given a contemporary feel with guitar, cello, tabla, western drum kit, strings and sitar. This 9-track album was nominated for two Global Indian Music Awards, Best Debut and Best Fusion Album. London singer-songwriter Arjun Coomaraswamy, who has produced Shivali since she was 15, provided the acoustic guitar in Shivali’s sound. In 2012, Bollywood company Eros Music released her second album Urban Temple, in which Shivali and Arjun challenged themselves to push boundaries and experiment with sound. The album reached the top slot of the iTunes world chart. DEVOTIONAL DIVA According to Times of […]

El Deyma Likened by Music Buffs to Top Indie Rock Contemporaries

“Build our music as a storyboard”, declares El Deyma frontman Flo, “That’s how we compose, we share by fragment, it’s like a never-ending movement.” All three members of this London based rock band have an international background. Flo used to live in Paris, New York and Prague, and has worked with artists including Dan Deacon, Mick Quinn from Supergrass and Turner Harrison. Giulio comes from Treviso, Italy, and has toured on guitar across China, Bosnia and Austria alongside Giorgio Barbarotta. Dan Bogo built his own drum-kit aged 7, so no surprise he became a professional drummer. He recently recorded with The Afterwards at Abbey Road Studios with the participation of Bill Bailey. Before moving to the UK, El Deyma’s first single, UFO, was selected to appear on the “Le Son du Transilien” disc (100000 copies). El Deyma were elected best band at the Bus Palladium in Paris for the year 2012. Since their UK adventure started, they have played the ROX music festival, Forever Sun Festival and some famous London venues, such as Proud Camden, Vibe Bar, The Church, Lock17 and Camden Rock. The band signed with new London label HisStory Records in late 2013 and recorded their first UK […]

Whatever Next – Halifax 3 piece release single

Brewed from the best ingredients of classic British bands such as The Who, The Beatles and The Stones, a dash of their mod revival descendants The Jam and The Specials. Topped The McCarrons’ sound is topped up with a splash of 90’s Britpop such as Ocean Colour Scene and Oasis, it’s a heady brew of sharply honed guitar pop made for today’s generation of cool young turks who don’t want to be told what to listen to by TV so called talent shows. Brothers Michael (Guitar / Vocals) and Louis (Bass / Vocals) McCarron have been playing pubs and clubs since they were 12 and 11 years old. With Drummer and Vocalist Andy Farrell completing the line-up, in 2012 The McCarrons set about recording their debut album ‘Whatever Next’. Mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Beady Eye, The Killers) the CD version of the album has been a real hit with their live following. April 6th will see the album available on all major digital platforms for the first time. With an ever growing live reputation and a classy collection of tunes, you are sure to be hearing more from The McCarrons! As it says in the title of track nine […]

US Internet sensation launches in UK

Keenan Cahill was unheard of less than 2 years ago aged 17, when he launched his remarkable ability for lip-synching all the top 40 hits on the world through his computer, making facial expressions and dance moves which would capture many hearts. His first UK single Closer with DRS and Shy is released on 19th May Since Susan Boyle astounded society’s preconceptions with “I Dreamed a Dream”, a goofy 19 year old from Illinois USA, who is 4 foot 2 in height as a result of a rare genetic disorder, has won 437 million fans since he lip-synched Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” on his iMac. Less than two years ago, aged 17, Keenan opened his iMac and started self-producing highly entertaining videos of himself lip-synching to the top 40 biggest hits. US Success Following his existing US singing successes, Keenan is releasing his first single “Closer” (ft Shy and DRS) in the UK on 19th May. Now, with over 437 million hits on his Youtube Channel worldwide, Keenan recently performed at ABC’s American Music Awards with LMFAO, Justin Bieber, Will.i.am and David Hassellhoff. In USA Keenan is releasing his third single “Back To Us”, which he recorded with Latin Pop Artist […]

Ex-break dancer has music break as personal trainer to big names

Allen Kerr shows how once you have a foot in the door, hard work and ability to get your musical career the exposure it needs. This story first appeared on 2014-03-26 15:02:30 on PR-Inside.com Starting out in a break dancing troupe, Allen Kerr toured the UK performing in nightclubs, at parties, at Pineapple Studios and was asked to dance in various pop promos. Meanwhile, Allen Kerr started singing and writing his own songs and had his break 15 years later after getting himself work as personal trainer to likes of singer David Gray, broadcaster Lisa Burke and investigative journalist Donal Macintyre amongst many others. As he improved his vocals and song-writing, Allen Kerr soon started to get offers from independent artists and record labels and has worked with X factor finalist Andy Abrahams. His first album “A Part Of Me”- out later this year – was drawn from his experiences over the last 15 years while involved in music and dance. Mix of R&B Allen Kerr delivers an eclectic mix of R&B, soul, pop and country, which he heard his father sing and listen to. His musical influences include Luther Vandross, Babyface and other 80’s soul, rap, dance and electro. […]

What do you know about American Authors?

Best Day of My Life, American Authors: In 2013 they won the following competition with Believer. Songwriters invited to enter this competition, with free CD gift for first 1,000 entries in March. Songwriters may now enter the 19th Annual USA Song-writing Competition. Win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Gibson Guitars, Sony, D’Addario Strings, PreSonus, Audio-Technica and more. Also, have your winning songs played on radio. Entries welcomed in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, ie any arrangement or genre. USA Song-writing Competition has been honouring song-writers from all over the world. Winners came from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have acquired recording contracts, getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major artists. The 2013 Top winner hit #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts! The 2007 winner hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and got signed […]

Virtuoso Iranian Hand Drummer visits Cornwall in April

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi live in Berlin in 2013 More about Mohammad An international award-winning Iranian musician and composer is performing in Falmouth on April 26th as part of his world tour, with 25 concerts from last year’s WOMAD via Shanghai, Germany, Peking, Sweden and Cornwall.  Support Mohammad Reza Mortazavi is a traditional Persian hand drum player (Tombak & Daf) who performed at the Film Festival in Hamburg in support of Iranian film director Jafar Panahi. This Is Not a Film is a documentary by Panahi made in 2011 about his ban from working and subsequent imprisonment. Hollywood names including Steven Spielberg, Juliette Binoche and Michael Moore have also joined the cause of Project 20 to campaign for his release. In Project 20, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi plays for 20 minutes, the number reflecting the years that Panahi has been banned from working. The rhythm replays Panahi’s heartbeat recorded while he is locked away in prison, Mortazavi projects the director’s “anguish, anger and determination to break through constraints and limitations,” says the project-20.org website. Acoustics The event taking place at the Performance Centre, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, is organised by Christina Kyle as her final project for the Creative Events Management course. […]