French-American Singer ‘Alexander Wood’ Drops ‘220 KID Remix’ and rises up UK , European and worldwide Radio playlists

The brand new drop from fast rising French-American singer Alexander Wood has been climbing up Radio playlists regionally across the U.K, Europe and worldwide after trending in nightclubs.  The hot remix can be heard on stations like London FM Digital, Midlands Beats 1, Oxford 24 FM, Europe Radio One Digital, ExPat Radio, 106.9 SFM, Live Wire Talk, Phoenix Radio, Joy FM, Clubland FM, DNA Radio, Pop Shop FM, 10 Radio Somerset and many more. The hot remix will be released on 12 July 2019 as part of the ‘Remix Stax EP’ also featuring 2 other remixes of the forthcoming single ‘1984’ from David Coroner and Illyland. WHAT THE STATIONS ARE SAYING ? London FM Digital – “Pop at it’s best with a great edge on the floor, this is going on high rotation” Europe Radio One Digital – “Classy Track with an 80’s Pop Sheen’ Oxford 24 Digital – “Stylish and arty with an 80’s tinge this stays in your head’ Midlands Beats 1 Digital – “Perfectly crafted pop music with a cool dancefloor vibe, Alexander Wood is destined for big places” Joy FM Australia – “Love this track’ 106.9 SFM – “Will definitely play and support” Alexander Wood is […]

New Music Tips: Margarita Shamrakov–Good Girls

Margarita Shamrakov is a singer/songwriter/producer who started to play music in Ukraine. At 17 she immigrated to the US, because of hardship only to be all on her own in the US. Margarita feels very lonely even now after many years in the U.S. 2001 Margarita Shamrakov won the John Lennon songwriting contest and was about to get a record deal. However everything fell through. And she was all alone again working different jobs to make ends meet. In 2006 she met Mike Anzel– producer and engineer who collaborated with Margarita on the album ‘Tragedy’ Again, labels took interest , however nothing worked out again. Currently, Margarita is living in NYC and raising her daughter Kiki and a dog Marshall. She is writing, recording and producing all her music by herself. She is still trying to find herself and the purpose of life. She also wants to make a contribution to society, earth, and all living creatures.

Award Winning African Star Dino Miranda Releases New Single ‘Love On The Mountain’

Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, Producer and CEO of Miramundo Produções, an indie Record Label in Mozambique, Dino Miranda releases the brand new single ‘Love On The Mountain’ from his album ‘Viver E Ser Feliz”…(Live and Be Happy). Based in Cape Town South Africa and Mozambique, Dino has had a long and varied career and won numerous awards. In 2009 he scooped the  MMA (Mozambican Music Awards), in the category of Melhor Afro-Jazz (Best Afro-Jazz) as well as the award for best new artist at the Ngoma Moçambique awards with the song “Mae Africa” from his  album “Moya Wa Kaya”. The album“Moya Wa Kaya” (winds from home),was Launched at  the end of 2008 in South Africa and Mozambique. In 2017 he won the 2nd place at the International songwriting competition in the USA/World music category.  “I have no words to express my happiness. I’m officially a winner, of the International song writing competition 2016 in the World music category with my song Marrabenta. Representing Mozambique, and Africa as the only African musician who won in this category”, says Dino. Not slowing down in any way – Dino has also just been nominated for the ‘Toronto Independent Music Awards’ 2017 in Canada for “The […]

Music Mirror reflects on Rene Byrd’s Never Never Never featuring John Holt

Rene Byrd started her musical career as a singer songwriter by participating in numerous talent contests inter-college competition based in London, which nurtured stars including Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield. Then, aged 14, she joined a band as a backup vocalist. Rene is third generation West Indian and she comes from a religious and musical background. Her father was a music producer and her uncle is a Gospel singer known as Bishop John Francis who had a gospel TV show broadcasted on Channel 4 called People Get Ready. Francis’ choir sang once for Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Show. Rene recalls: ‘it was a regular occurrence to see my uncle on TV and he inspired me to sing. His voice is amazing!’ Her most vivid memory as a young child was being side-stage at an open-air concert in London watching Sade, Sting and Tracey Chapman perform which blew her away. So inspired was Rene that she ran on stage, grabbed the mic and spoke to the crowd. Rene has performed at Elstree Film Studios, at a TG Foundation’s charity event featuring Lady Gaga’s designer Vera Thordardottir, at Paris Fashion Week and on Live at The Forge, Delancey Street in Camden, […]

Music Mirror reflects on new EP by acoustic-duo The Zacas

The Zacas is an acoustic folk duo originating from South Africa’s capital Pretoria, consisting of brothers Luigi on vocals with Salva Zaca on guitar. Their new E.P entitled “I me” was recorded at Undahouse Studios in South Africa and features the acoustic single “Bored With Me”. These recordings harness the melodic and instrumental beauty of an acoustic arrangement and suit the personal nature of the songs. Passion The Zacas describe their music as “…going back to the roots of acoustic music, representing who we are, our identity and our passion for a raw acoustic singer-songwriter style music”. Salva studied classical music at Pro Arte Alphen Park and became a renowned classical guitarist in South Africa. His influences include Miles Davis who he grew to love while studying Jazz at Tshwane University of Technology. Design Luigi studied Architecture and design and was trained for Opera before discovering a passion for jazz and rock through his biggest influence, Myles Kennedy. The Zaca brothers have played a lot of shows in South Africa including the well-known Barnyard Theater but have since moved to Indianapolis in America where they are currently based. Social media:     And their music for purchase:

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 […]

Songstress’s Voice Wows BBC Radio and Releases First Single

Samantha Durnan from the North East of England releases her first single, already praised by BBC Introducing and Radio 1 for her voice, acoustic and alternative rock band arrangements. Samantha worked on her self-titled EP containing her forthcoming single Who Would Have Thought, while on tour supporting Ed Sheeran, Kate Nash, the Hooziers and Beverley Knight. Samantha Durnan, living in the UK’s North East, started writing and playing her own songs on guitar before she knew about eye-liner. INSTRUMENTS Although she works with a backing band, Samantha is one of those people who accomplished all the instruments she wanted in her songs, which she has been writing and performing as much as she can from the earliest age. Encouraged to work hard by responses to her talent, Samantha was praised by Jen and Ally from Radio One who gave her airplay and commented “Wow, what a voice”. Inspired by current and classic alternative rock artists alike including Stevie Nicks, KT Tunstall and Michelle Branch, Samantha is moving to London to further progress her burgeoning music career. In 2013 she quit her day job to focus on music full time. PERFORMED Samantha has performed extensively across venues in the North East […]

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 […]

Singer-songwriter works with top 10 MC and DJ on single

“Emotions” is the new single by Kayla and her first collaboration with MC Neat. The song was produced by The Next Room and re-mixed by Andy Whitmore with lyrics by Dominic Daniel. MC Neat is from London with two decades in the music industry behind him. He won a MOBO Award for their song “With a little bit of luck” with DJ Luck. The Garage and House pair have had a string of top 10 hits including “With a Little Bit of Luck”, below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcxjNQxf0Uo MC Neat tours the UK and at international music destinations including Ayia Napa, Malia, Zante, Kos, Falaraki and Cyprus. MC Neat and DJ Luck performed some of their greatest hits at Wembley Arena on May 31st 2014. Kayla is a singer-songwriter originally from Swansea, South Wales who now lives in London. “Emotions” will be released on the Matchbox Recordings record label in the U.K on 30 June 2014 and comes bundled with both a drum and bass and a pop remix. Hear Emotions here on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/mirmymir/emotions-master-v1

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 […]

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. […]

New urban sensation wins hearts at Radio 1Xtra

East end council blocks and being raised by a single parent are no match for singing and songwriting talent, as shown by Emma Blakk who launches her first single and has already recorded a 7 track self-penned EP Council Block Dreamer. More about Emma Blakk: Blakk’s first single Siren’s will be released on 14 March 2014. Since the age of 12, Emma Blakk has been finding ways to sing in front of an audience, which makes the strong support she has already received from the likes of CJ Beatz on Radio 1 Xtra hardly surprising. She has covered songs by Jason Derulo and Prince, which can be seen on Youtube alongside the official video for Divided We Fall, the second track on Council Block Dreamer EP. Grittiest New fans must join the queue behind SBTV, Link Up TV, Urban Development and Soul Culture. Emma Blakk has put on shows at London’s grittiest live venues including Milly’s World in Camden, plus she has showcased at monthly night. Knew Knowledge, run by Warner A & R Ryan Farley and CJ Beatz.  A weekly live music night in Shoreditch, Music is My Drug also boasts Blakk’s performances. Working relationships Written entirely by Blakk […]