Music Mirror reflects on latest single Joy! by Ollyi.on

The new single by UK based musician and songwriter Ollyi.on is called Joy!, which celebrates this positive and hard-won emotional state. Ollyi.on is a singer/songwriter and producer based in Farnborough, Hants in the U.K who plays the flute, saxophone, keyboards, bass, guitar, drums, violin, trumpet and harmonica. As a multi-instrumentalist, it is not surprising that jazz has inspired his prolific songwriting to date. Ollyi.on started jamming with friends from an early age and has always been excited by music. On living in Switzerland in 2013, Ollyi.on says “I was inspired by the breath-taking sceneries and sheer beauty of the cities which gave me fresh inspiration to write and make new music”. Ollyi.on initially began recording with the producer Dom Tosh of Relief Studio in Switzerland. He then moved to London to collaborate with Andy Whitmore (Peter Andre, Atomic Kitten, Michele Gayle, Elton John, Boy George, Eternal) at Greystoke Studios in Ealing, London. With songs focusing on encouragement and positivity, Ollyi.on says “I believe there is some mileage in singing these types of songs today and encouraging people to have a positive outlook to life regardless of the situation”. Ollyi.on’s latest single is entitled Joy! and was engineered by Andy Hughes, […]

Music Mirror looks forward to Kyla’s new single Beautiful U

An accomplished singer-songwriter and producer based in Sheffield called Kyla will release her latest single “Beautiful U” on KYPO Records on 29th June. DJs and producers including Liquid, Klubfiller, Andy Whitby, Andy Littlewood and Max Porcelli have used songs written by Kyla, who also provided the vocals. For Max Porcelli, she wrote and featured on Give Us Thunder, released on 12 inch vinyl and digitally by 989 Records. Kyla’s track Under Your Spell was on The Sound of Hardcore in 2009, which reached number 4 in the compilation chart. Amongst other writing and session work for other artists, Kyla wrote and featured on Klubfiller’s track On A Cloud, which featured on Clubland Extreme Hardcore and also Summer of Love for Fretman & Darwin, which featured on Hardcore Underground 4. She also features on Liquid Vs Billy Daniel Bunter and Sparky’s Movin’ To The Beat and Everything’s Alright, named on the track alongside Andy Whitby, Klubfiller and Cally Gage. Having travelled the world as a session musician and providing songs for other artists, Kyla’s own recordings are touching, melodic and uplifting, while sometimes edgy and dark. Kyla’s new single “Beautiful U” was produced by Glenn Boulton of Creative Studios and features […]

Music Mirror announces new release from Michael Push

Michael Push is a London based pop dance house DJ, producer and music artist who grew up in a small town in Sardinia, Italy. As a child, Michael took up singing and playing keyboards, which lead to him being accepted into Italy’s biggest music school. The release of “Freeze” featuring Moonfish on Restylers Records in 2012 saw Michael enter the mainstream. DJ Mag Italia featured Michael on their DJ’s Got Talent Page. Michael writes and produces his own music and is influenced by current pop and club music. His energetic tracks combine romantic lyrics and choruses with powerful beats in the pop-house, tech-house and minimal techno dance genres. “Freeze” reached number 3 in MTV’s Top 10 Dance Chart, between J.Lo and Madonna. The single was later licensed to the Disco Wax label in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Then his single “Above The Clouds” featuring X-Factor contestant Allie Phalc, was released by Restylers Records and licensed to the Spanish independent label, Roster Music. The latest single from Michael Push, “Falling Down” feat. Semih, will be released by White Lips on 1 June and will be available via digital music retail online including iTunes. Here is Falling Down on YouTube   […]

New Pop Rock Artist Inspired by Music, Literary and Entrepreneurial Greats

Creating hits armed with a Dictaphone for melodies, iPod for inspiration and pen and notebook for lyrics, Gaurika Hayer is a pop-rock singer-songwriter, most similar to Pink, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. Michael Jackson, Madonna and Elton John are also inspirations. Gaurika has worked with some of the music industry’s leading producers such as David Frangioni, known for his work with Santana, Rolling Stones and Elton John among others, and Pete Wallace whose production roster includes Pink, Jessica Simpson and Julio Iglesias. Alongside Great musicians have also played alongside Gaurika such as Mark Hudson (Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Boyzone and Leann Rimes) and Rudy Perez (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Il Divo, Michael Bolton). Solo artist Jon Secada provided backing vocals on Gaurika’s song “Stronger”. London gigs include Madam Jojo’s cabaret club in Soho, the Roundhouse in Camden, the Cedar Room in London’s Islington, plus private gigs at Kensington Hotel and St James’ Hotel, Jermyn Street, London. Gaurika managed to secure herself a showcase at Selfridges during December, a previously unheard of accomplishment for a new independent artist. Position Gaurika has had plays on BBC radio and made charity appearances in Chelmsford and Meadowhall, Sheffield, alongside X […]

Music Star Emerges from Musicals to Release Soul Rock Pop Single

Raised in London’s East End, making it through the BRIT school with Jessie J, then featuring in high profile musicals and theatre productions; Donna HineZ releases a soul, rock and pop album with her first single Ice Cream out in November. Donna HineZ, 26, was the born in Greenwich, south east London, the youngest of 3 sisters to Jamaican parents and raised nearby in Catford. In between ballet, tap and jazz classes, Donna got her singing practice in early by recording herself on a tape recorder and the sounds of RnB, soul, jazz, pop and reggae emanated from the family living room. Surrounded Surrounded by music and inspired by it, Donna cottoned-on early to the importance of stage presence and learned to have fun while singing by pretending to be on stage. This led to regular showcases for friends and relatives, performing with her two older sisters. Also important in the formation of a future music star were Donna’s rebellious teenage years at school when faced with the ravages of peer pressure. Music again was her escape as she started writing songs and producing them in the music rooms at her secondary school. Donna says: “It felt like home to […]

Experimental duo release album and single together

London based Azrock and Pogo are an experimental duo. Azrock, a songwriter, musician and producer, also writes fiction, is a graphic artist and software programmer. He wanted to combine all his talents and when he first heard the voice of Pogo he was blown away by her vocals and the recording project was born. Together, Azrock and Pogo are driven to produce timeless music across all the genres. Azrock and Pogo were one of the original artists to reach the Hall of Fame on artist funding website SliceThePie and were selected as a winner for the £15,000 prize due to the interest generated from thousands of reviewers. Another song of theirs ‘I’ll Wait Here’ was a top 5 finalist for ‘Song of the Year’ competition. The new album “ For You” features 14 tracks including the soulful and funky single “ Wha’Cha Gonna Do” to be released on 1 October via A&P Records. Here’s the single on YouTube:

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 […]

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 […]