European jazz pianist Massimo Colombo releases ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’

One of the greatest European jazz pianists Massimo Colombo has collected some of the most talented and famous musicians of all time to form a Burt Bacharach tribute album like now other titled ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’. The 13 track album is full of Bacharach classics and 5 instrumentals, exploring the moods of Burt’s well know tracks.

Colombo’s album features the likes of Peter Erskine (ex drummer of Weather Report), double bass player Darek Oles, Bob Mintzer (member of Yellowjackets), Michael Stever and folksinger Kathleen Grace. The range of musicians has led to a unique album that has elements of jazz, folk, funk, soul and pop.

The originality of ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’ is also due to the producers Giampaolo Pasquile and Michele Garruti’s influences. The duo took inspiration from the likes of Chet Baker, Michael Buble and Norah Jones, meaning that smooth jazz sound also has hidden elements of multiple genres.

Watch the album teaser here:

 

Homesick Mick- ‘Black Hole Friday’ EP

Black Hole Friday is the debut release from Homesick Mick, a singer songwriter based in Brighton.

Being influenced strongly by social issues, Homesick Mick also started a campaign against Sir Philip Green to force him into paying back the BHS pensions that he had left the employees without. The billionaire has been at the centre of controversy in the past year due to his dishonourable behaviour and Homesick Mick took it upon himself to help out those who had been done wrong.

By starting a social media campaign and petition against Green, Homesick Mick has aimed to raise awareness of the extortion going on in the hope that his actions will help in getting a step closer to justice.

Aside from his work as an activist, Homesick Mick has released his EP of four songs that provide a teaser as to what we can expect from his album coming out in the new year. ‘La Troc’, the first song on the EP, is a real foot-tapper featuring a memorable violin hook and a pulsating guitar riff.

Mick’s music draws inspiration from jazz, rock, folk and pop and this  wide range of musical stylings only goes to prove his quality as a musician and songwriter.

The EP is out now and will be followed by the album The Mysterious Abduction & Return of Homesick Mick on 13th January 2017 which was mastered at the famous Abbey Road studios.

Find out more on Homesick Mick here:

homesickmick.com

https://open.spotify.com/album/4gDzxsdaggebYdvPOOFq2f

Folk rocker Tuffet Bunnies releases EP dedicated to his girlfriend

Folk rocker Tuffet Bunnies, aka Clem Darling, releases an explosion of love songs dedicated to his girlfriend through his debut EP ‘Love Songs For Scarlett’. The 4 track EP explores love, passion and joy, with lyrics dripping with emotion. Darling explains the EP as sounding like “they’ve been  written by a bunch of gypsies that popped out of the back of a caravan”!

From being involved in noise-rock and garage bands, Darling has adapted his sound taking inspiration from the likes of Paul Simon and Beck.

Stream ‘Everything’ here:

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/tuffetbunnies/

https://mobile.twitter.com/tuffetbunnies

 

 

Yeti Love A Folk Duo!

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Already busy putting together a tour to promote the album from the end of September, they are already in and out of the studio working on an new EP to follow it up. Already two steps ahead, all this comes at the same time as curating and organising their very own festival: The Airballoon Garden Party, 29-30th August at Rickman Hill Park.

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With the festival in late August, plus the single, album and tour due for September, this summer offers Yeti Love to bring their music to more people than ever before. And with an alternative-folk brand this compelling, they’ll be listening.

Live Dates:

August 29th  Airballoon Garden Party Coulsdon

More dates to follow…

Links:

http://yetilovemusic.com/yl/

https://www.facebook.com/Yetilovemusic

https://soundcloud.com/yetilovemusic

Yeti Love want you to join them down their ‘Lonely Road’ with new single

Single impact date set for June 15th

Named thanks to enduring love/fear of the vaunted mythical creature, Yeti Love is the musical moniker of songwriters Peter Hamilton and Dave Sears – a folk duo who view the genre as this generation’s punk music, able to articulate about issues and press all the right buttons in all the wrong places.

New single, ‘Lonely Road’, is set for release on June 15th, and you can hear it here.

Hamilton is also influenced by his own ancestry, being half Spanish and, at a young age, falling in love with the folk traditions of home town Galicia. Having started out as a drummer before expanding his own musical horizons, his love of rhythm was informed by this specific branch of celtic roots music. Married to Sears’ intricate, multi-instrumental approach, the result is a hybrid sound unlike any other act on the circuit today.

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The pair have labelled their unique combination as ‘alt-rogue-folk-rock’, which is as fitting a description as any. Based in South London, they have been playing together since 2012 and ‘Lonely Road’ is the latest fruit of their labours.

In the years since their foundation, Yeti Love have been slowly building in following an momentum thanks to their thoughtful songwriting and amazing live show, which has earned them some great online press for their work up until this point. The buzz is building, and in ‘Lonely Road’ they have the right vehicle to continue on that journey.

The single will be available from June 15th

Links:

http://yetilovemusic.com/yl/

https://www.facebook.com/Yetilovemusic

Sandy Kilpatrick single ‘Your Love is a Weapon’ to be taken from album ‘The Shaman’s Call’

Scottish singer-songwriter set to unveil new album on June 15th

An acoustic-folk singer-songwriter, Sandy Kilpatrick is now Portugal based having been born and raised in Scotland. His new album, ‘The Shaman’s Call’, is the latest stunning release in a career that has grown organically over time, with his sound echoing great songwriters as wide ranging as David Bowie and Damien Rice, while retaining his own unique take on the genre.

Those developing years have been spent surrounded by talents who have made it to the mainstream, such as close friend and New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham. Now Sandy Kilpatrick aims to follow in their footsteps.PRimage

‘The Shaman’s Call’ marks further progression for Sandy Kilpatrick as an artist, guided out of the gate by new single ‘Your Love Is a Weapon’, a song which focuses on the intimacy and solitude of the writer at work: https://soundcloud.com/sandykilpatrick/your-love-is-a-weapon

 Like this track, the album as a whole is designed to feel raw, and not hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of big production. The lyrics are intimate and thoughtful, hitting many highs, lows and moments of heartfelt poignancy – many of which listeners will immediately relate to.

Sandy Kilpatrick’s new music marks a new step forward as a solo artist and musician – not bad for someone who has already shared the stage with many excellent bands including Muse, Elbow and more.

Fittingly, this album represents taking his journey full circle, with a festival show coming up in July where he will be sharing the bill with The Waterboys – a band Sandy loved in his childhood. One of the first songs he learned on the guitar was theirs, ‘Fisherman’s Blues’, and it seems fitting that he should share the stage with them as he celebrates his latest release.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/sandykilpatrick

https://facebook.com/SandyKilpatrickMusic

Bristol Folk band ‘Apple of My Eye’ are set to sail folk scene with new album ‘Seven Tides’

Exciting and energetic contemporary folk band, ‘Apple Of My Eye’ announce release of new album ‘Seven Tides’, due out 1st December.  Beautifully arranged epic songs in a unique twist on classic folk themes.

Now living in London, the majority of the band hail from the historic maritime city of Bristol and their songs draw inspiration from both cities and from the sea, a theme that runs throughout their second album. Their engaging storytelling style and four part harmonies explore tales of love, loss, adventure and ruin.

The album was recorded at Cowshed Studios and engineered by the hugely respected folk and jazz engineer Joe Leach. They decided to record the entire thing on 2 inch, 24 track analogue recording tape to give a warmer and richer sound than digital techniques.

Having spent the summer performing at some of the most exciting festivals in the UK, including, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and headlining Exile festival in Sheffield, the band are flourishing into an exciting folk force, not to be missed.

The band describe their music as “brand new old songs” and collectively generate all their own material drawing on personal experiences and carefully arranging the music on the guitar, bouzouki, violin, double bass, mandolin and harmonica.

Band member Chris Rusbridge lives on a narrow boat on the waterways of London, where often a rehearsal will turn in to a performance as passers by become a listening crowd. No London public house is safe from the spontaneous band. They are well known for bursting into song and entertaining the drinkers of London pubs.

Catch the guys live in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsyM68eQux4

The band boasts an impressive hoard of musical talent:

Kit Massey (Violin) and Phil Cornwell (Bass) are both full time professional musicians. Cornwell is the musical director of West End musical “The Scotsboro Boys’’ and Massey  was formally a violinist with the Santiago Philamonia in Chile and has worked as a session musician with artists such as Emile Sande, Dizzie Rascal, Muse and Jamie Cullum. Arran Glass (Vocals and Guitar) and Alex Scott (Mandolin) are both professional Actor-Musicians and Puppeteers who perform and compose the music for a variety of theatre and television. Chris (Bouzouki), Dan (Harmonica) and Ellie Rusbridge (Vocals) are all siblings and come from a rich folk music heritage as their parents met in a folk club and still perform in their own folk band Thornbridge.

The Bristol bunch have already been making waves across the folk scene and have received raving reviews from some of the top publications in the genre.

“Be prepared to enter an entirely different world” – Allan Wilkinson – Northern Sky Magazine

“Sublime vocals and intricate instrumental work […] a magical journey filled with rhythm and rhyme.” – Folkblues and Beyond

“These are more than songs sung to tunes. The texture is seamless. Throughout, there’s an unvarying, symbiotic fusion as vocals and instruments feed off each other to create songs with space and depth.” – Tim Carroll – Folkwords

‘Seven Tides’ is due for release December 1st.

Links:

www.applesinlondon.com

https://www.facebook.com/applesinlondon

https://twitter.com/applesinlondon

https://soundcloud.com/apple-of-my-eye