‘Tennessee’ by INJIN

The mysterious yet experienced musician INJIN has released his latest effort, ‘Tennessee’ along with a scenic music video.

Folk rocker INJIN has lived the real rock ‘n’ roll life, hanging out with Jimi Hendrix’s drummer, Mitch, as well as members of Santana. Despite this, it wasn’t always that easy for him. His tough childhood influenced his song writing to form the personal album ‘Tennessee’ that self-reflexively strays from the conveyor belt material being constantly churned out in today’s music industry.

At the young age of just 7, INJIN bizarrely stopped growing and during his teens he was just 3″11 tall which lead to him being bullied at this formative stage of life. Fortunately, he was one of seven lucky ones who were able to receive a ground-breaking new treatment.

I N J I N’s difficult past gave him the knowledge and experience he needed and he soon grew in confidence, pushing musical boundaries by rearranging songs from the likes of Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and Deep Purple with his cover band Ruby Spoon. I N J I N took the name Ruby Spoon to America where he embraced the rock’n’roll lifestyle and his powerful vocals became his signature that helped him stand out from the crowd.

With a throwback 80s-infused sound, INJIN’s work offers something different that lovers of ‘proper’ music will be sure to appreciate.

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGESmecNfwnIsyXiJFIwxw

https://soundcloud.com/user-474221544

https://twitter.com/injinrogerjames

http://www.injin.co.uk/

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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

‘Blueberry Hill’ by Lenny

Having shared a stage with the likes of Razorlight and Feeder, singer-songwriter Lenny Bunn has now recorded his own version of the rock’n’roll classic, ‘Blueberry Hill’.

Lenny offers a more jazzy interpretation of the track which was a favourite of his adopted father who sadly passed away recently. Consequently, the song is dedicated to him. Lenny is evidently pleased with the outcome labelling it ‘more beautiful than ever imagined’.

The popular rock ‘n’ roll cover features talented musician Ibo from the Jamaican reggae band Third World and singer-songwriter Melissa James. Interestingly, the video for ‘Blueberry Hill’ exhibits each member of Lenny’s band recording their section from the comfort of their own homes and studios via an internet call.

Find out more on Lenny here:

http://www.lennybunn.uk

 

Introducing: Chey – Dirty Love

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Dirty Love takes a unique view upon a love affair where the woman is in total control of what happens next. Speaking on the track Chey says “I wanted this song to emphasise the power of a woman, and how she uses her sexuality to get what she wants.” Having had previous support from Chris Needs MBE (BBC Wales), Chey hopes her new single will captivate audiences.

Diversifying the music industry and creating an amalgamation of styles and genres, Chey certainly does not take a shy approach. “Dirty Love was written in the heat of the moment, having feelings about someone else can sometimes be the trigger you need to move on from the relationship you’re in. I recorded the vocals the same day it was written, to reflect the emotion, I was feeling at that time, I wanted the single to be raw and edgy and convey as much passion as possible.” She added.

 

Dirty Love seamlessly switches from sultry, soulful lyrics and beautifully constructed melodic runs – into a mesmerizing guitar riff, fusing together to make a memorable ballad. Chey’s debut single Dirty Love is intelligent Indie/pop at its very best.

 

Dirty Love is set for official release on January 20th 2017, and available for pre-order December 23 on ITunes, Spotify and Tidal.

 

Links

www.cheymusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/officialchey

Facebook: /OfficialCheyMusic

Twitter: @officialchey1

Instagram: officialcheymusic

 

The Fedz – Best I Ever Had

‘Undeniably soul-moving’Earmilk

‘21st century funk, the slinky, contagious vocal sitting on top of some blasting horns and that filthy backbeat’ – Clash

‘I only play stuff that I love, I only play stuff that I can 100% stand behind and tell you that I believe you should know about these records’ – MistaJam,
Radio 1

The Fedz will release their brand new single ‘Best I Ever Had’, on 13th January 2017 – a song to make you feel warm this winter.

The band have also revealed an accompanying video for the track which truly captures what this collective is about. Taking to the streets to hold guerilla style parties, riding through London on a flatbed truck and bringing their own brand of disorganised fun.

The single follows on from their debut track ‘What’s my Name’ (“it sounds like a hot summers day” Clara Amfo – Radio 1) which achieved plays at Radio 1, Beats 1 and 1Xtra where it was championed by Mistajam. The collective are back with their latest offering ‘Best I Ever Had’ which is a reggae infused track, possessing distinctive head Fed Dennis Bovell’s musicality and influences.

The Fedz are a UK/US music collective, formed in January 2015 by Grammy and BRIT winning producers and an equally stellar cast of musicians/producers including three incredible new female vocalists and the legendary Dennis Bovell (Slits, Rip, Rig and Panic, The Pop Group) and James Poyser (Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Adele).

The collective’s main players are known for shaping the careers of Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, The Slits, Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Stormzy, WSTRN, Labyrinth, Bugzy Malone, Lady Leshurr, The Prodigy and Ed Sheeran.

Independent singer-songwriter Nancy Black returns with ‘Dirty Little Bass’ EP written in a moment of euphoria

Independent singer-songwriter Nancy Black has developed her own unique style for her upcoming pop EP ‘Dirty Little Bass’. Black has collaborated with hip hop artists Lonzo Starr and Young Rob, gained support from Major Lazor and reached number 8 on the Music Week Commercial Chart, showing how much she has developed since going solo.

The former member of all-girl rock band Pink Lemons has grown in confidence and formed an addictive pop EP but with killer dance beats, giving it the Nancy Black edge. Although feisty, ‘Dirty Little Bass’ was written in a strange moment of euphoria after a nasty break up with a girl she fell hopelessly in love with.

 

Watch the music video to ‘Dirty Little Bass’ here: