Chasing Tunes fall in love with Sally Caitlin

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Sally Caitlin is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist with a passion for music from Manchester UK.

She has been writing and performing since she was a schoolgirl and in 2015 released her debut single Stuck in Limbo (supported by EDM Network  Reload Sessions  Female First  Jesse Hazen  Vents Magazine and Popshock) which has received 4k plays on SoundCloud and over 13k Youtube views.

Sally has been cultivating an online fan base by releasing cover tracks on her Official YouTube  some of which have received over 5k views.

She recorded an acoustic performance for Reload Sessions which has received excellent feedback and Sally has now been asked to perform in live venues across the country.

Her second single  Falling Back Together  was featured on Deep Sounds’ Soundcloud account  receiving over 65k plays.  She also played at iLuvLive Manchester in April 2014.

The brand new E.P from Sally Caitlin is called ” Not stupid Anymore” and features the singles ” Not stupid Anymore” and “Call me whatever you want.

Online:

https://www.youtube.com/c/sallycaitlin

https://soundcloud.com/sally-caitlin

https://www.facebook.com/Sally.Caitlin17

https://twitter.com/SallyCaitlin17

https://sallycaitlin.wordpress.com/

 https://www.instagram.com/sally.caitlin

The AutoClaus–New album and single “Pop Party People”

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New single release from the album “Machine Mind” by The AutoClaus . The album is based on themes of what might happen if artificial intelligence decided to do its own thing following its creation by humanity.

After all work has been taken over by intelligent machines there is little else for people to do but party on !

It is a bright feel good Summer song. The new concept album Machine Mind has a story-line running through the 17 tracks based on what artificial intelligence might make of us in the future!

The AutoClaus says ” AutoClaus is a unique virtual artist which through the album relays the viewpoint of the A.I. to us about various cause and effect scenarios that may occur as a result of its creation. `The Auto Clause` means that automatic consequences will follow”.

Pop Party People is out now on Yoff Music and produced by project mastermind Francis Robert Foy.

Online:

https://soundcloud.com/user-810234655

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5CB7-E-q9I&feature=youtu.be

https://plus.google.com/114487464801859528211

Hipman Junky Ft K Koke – Hold On

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HIPMAN JUNKY is a fresh Indie pop singer/songwriter whose music is a unique blend of British street style with a twist. He’s performed all over the UK, incorporating all his experiences into his music and song writing.

Hipman Junky is currently finishing his début EP- a melting pot of sounds mirroring his diverse musical style and tastes.

Hippy grew up in a musical household, Dad was a DJ and mum always had music playing. Soul, Reggae and 80’s pop were the lifeblood.

He discovered pop at an early age and loved acts as diverse as Oasis, Phil Collins, Artic Monkeys and The Prodigy.

This led him to writing his own material at an early age and even in Church he was always singing and humming along to his own beat.

At 14 years old he entered an MC competition and won. From then on he realised this was the direction he wanted to go in. The roar of the crowd gave him an adrenaline boost and Hipman Junky was born.

Growing up in West London in Kensal Green, an area that has always been populated by creatives and music people, Hippy became part of that whole scene and that London feel is something that today sets his music apart.

He had a few turbulent years, where he, like so many others, got in with a bad crowd but then realised he had to get it together and follow his dreams and get his music career back on track.

In 2011 Hipman supported N-Dubz on their Love,Live,Life Tour as well as Dappy on his Rockstar Tour later that year.
His musical CV also sports the Mobo Tour 2012, the MacMillerUK Tour 2012 and in 2014 he opened for The Game & also that year supported Snoop Dogg.

He is a prolific songwriter and has had cuts with The Streets, Sway, Ashley Roberts, Benny Banks, Wiley and K Koke.

As a solo artist his influences are an eclectic mix and include Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Ian Drury, The Streets, Skepta, Bob Marley, Tupac, Lauren Hill, Beyonce, The Prodigy and Ludacris.

His current music shows these influences but brings a new edge with relevant lyrics.

Hippy could be described as a modern day spoken poet whose hooky melodies bring alive his music. His new EP has been produced by the team that collaborates with Rudimental, MNEK etc.

Prepare to be surprised, this is seriously FRESH, there is nothing like this out there and his live performance is gonna rock your world to its foundations.

The brand new single from Hipman Junky is “HOLD ON” featuring K Koke to be released with distribution via Universal Music Operations.  Get it now from iTunes

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Qilzhxe3k

Online:

https://twitter.com/hipmanjunky

“ Soul Chatter” release a melodic gem in “ Chasing the Half Moon”

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Soul Chatter are a rock/Indie/folk band based in Cleveland, Ohio at the southern shore of Lake Erie.

The band consists of: Brian Stepien ( Song writer lyricist, vocals, piano ), Dale Schmitt ( Keyboards, horns, strings, bass ) , Jim Monica ( Guitars ), George Hart ( Drums ) and Mike Docy taking care of Sound engineering and production.

The Core members of Soul Chatter formed in the early 80’s under the name Progress In April but later changed their name to Soul Chatter. Frontman Brian Stepien says “ We were always an original band, keeping the core members and floating it players for instrumental needs like cello, trumpet, percussion etc”.

Soul Chatter are influenced by artists like Van Morrison, early Rolling Stones, early Elton John, CCR, Dire Straits, Jason Isbell and Counting Crows. 

Soul Chatter’s music delivers movement, melody, dynamics, soul and lyrics that matter. Singer Brian Stepien says “ we lean heavily on real song structure, something that folks will get stuck in their heads and remember”. Soul Chatter’s music has been described as sophisticated, like Steely Dan by Geffen Records.

Their new album “Chasing The Half Moon” was produced by Mike Docy in Ohio and unleashes 9 new songs crafted in 2015/6.  In their own words “These are songs dealing with the world that we all live in.  There is both romance and isolation, caution and optimism, the stuff of the soul are all well-represented.  The music is an energetic mix of traditional rock and roll with modern production values.  We have taken the standard instrumentation and tossed in trumpet, cello, organ, even pizzicato strings”.

The melodic new single “ Chasing the Half Moon” is out now worldwide.

Online:

https://soulchattermusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/soulchattermusic

https://www.soundcloud.com/soulchattermusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOG5jSJ76TpnYm6EfDAjcQw

Alejandro Fuentes, a Top 10 finalist on La Vox (The Voice) in Mexico in 2011, has died after being shot

Alejandro Fuentes, a Top 10 finalist on La Vox (The Voice) in Mexico in 2011, has died after being shot in the head in Chicago in Thursday night. He died on Saturday.
Fuentes was in his car when a man walked up and ordered him to get out. When he refused, he was shot three times.
Alejandro Fuentes was the principal of Tras Bambalinas, a Chicago school for young performers. The shooting happened outside the school at 4300 block of South Archer in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood.
Witnesses told police that the killing seemed premeditated and that the killer had been waiting for Fuentes to finish work and come out to his car. His assistant was also in the car but not hurt. The gunman fled after firing the shots. He has so far not been caught.
Fuentes was celebrating his 45th birthday the day he was shot.
Last week The Voice US finalist Christina Grimmie was shot dead after her show in Florida.

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Jake Bugg shares his thoughts on The Stone Roses

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Jake Bugg has shared his thoughts on the new The Stone Roses track.

Bugg, who has supported the iconic Manchester band on tour, told Shortlist: “It’s just Stone Roses, innit? I’m not a fan.”

Bugg also defended the fact he co-wrote numerous tracks from his first two albums with professional songwriters, something which Noel Gallagher once said he was “f**king heartbroken” about.

“I don’t care, to be honest,” Bugg said. “If I didn’t agree to [write with other people] in the first place, I wouldn’t have got a record deal. People call it selling out, but if you don’t compromise, you might not get a chance to continue playing music. And on this record [new album ‘On My One’] I didn’t write with anybody so it gave me the chance to experiment.”

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Chasing Tunes relax to the real jazz of Undiscovered Television

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Undiscovered Television, or UTV, is a 4 piece band based in London, who formed in 2015 and now release their debut album Gypsy In A High Rise and their single Smedley Butler’s War .

Andy says: “I wrote these 8 pieces to be part of a whole. Yes it’s a post jazz concept album. Rhythmically they span time signatures from 1 through to 11 and deliberately play with angular harmonic ideas to paint a picture of ethnic dislocation and regrouping, of the call of the big city and of dreams stolen in motorway service stations, overwhelmed by new forms and unfamiliar life patterns, and of having to find joy and humour in that”.

UTV, consists of James Arben on soprano sax, Andy Lale on 8 string guitar, Martin Teshome playing cello and drums and percussion from Phil Clarke.

These instruments have been chosen consciously and compositionally to compliment the full range of the cello and 8 string guitar, which has two bass notes pitched below the usual 6 string guitar. The overall effect is created to evoke unexpected voices through the triggering of samples and pads. Andy is attempting to recreate and build on the soundscape of a jazz quartet.

Andy wanted to see how the cello and guitar might work together, trading bass lines, comparing the instruments ability to be chordal and to fully explore the instruments’ respective qualities for creating solos. 

Arben has recorded on BBC National Radio numerous times, been live on BBC TV, at lectures at BIMM London and at the Institute of Contemporary Music. James studied with Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint, Bobby Lamb, Ralph Alessi and Bob Mintzer.

Arben has performed at Glastonbury Festival in the UK and at other major festivals in Europe, Australia, South Africa, Japan and Brazil. He has played with many renowned musicians including The Heliocentrics, Molotov JukeBox, jazz funk soul band Down to the Bone, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Tony Visconti, Maxi Priest, Digby Fairweather, Rufus Reid, Finn Peters and Finley Quaye.

Martin Teshome is an eclectic cellist who is classically trained and experienced in jazz, Klezmer and Carnatic music. He was a member of a South Indian-Western classical fusion project Nada Notes, and is a member of the London Chamber Players.  Martin has attended master classes with Frank London and has performed in the UK, Italy, Hungary and Germany and Japan.

Phil Clark has worked with Royal Philharmonic conductor David Murphy composing pieces for Sinfonia Verdi, and studied with Bob Armstrong, John Taylor, Mark Roberts and Ralph Salmins. Phil plays live across the UK, and has recorded with Pete Doherty and his contemporary, the late Alan Wass, Mick Jones, Samuel Lane, John Fairhurst and many more and worked with producers U2’s Mark Wallis and Oasis’ Peter Dehavilland.

Andy Lale’s main focus is post jazz composition and improvisation. He studied improvisation with free jazz legend John Stevens, composition with Hugh McDowell of ELO and Jazz Guitar with Charles Alexander (Jazz Wise magazine). He has worked with free jazz bassist John Edwards, in the UK and in Europe with punk jazz outfit B Shops For the Poor. Andy has also played his own compositions at the Royal Festival Hall and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London

The band’s biggest inspiration and influences include Pat Metheny, particularly The Way Up, Miles Davies, especially his cool jazz in the 1940s quintet Kind of Blue, Joe Zawinul and Third Stream, a musical genre midway between jazz and classical, termed by composer Gunther Schuller in 1957, The European free jazz movement with preference for John Stevens and Carla Bley.

The debut album by Gypsy In A High Rise is 56 minutes of improvisation and composition, recorded to a high quality, which includes a solo by cellist Ben Davies, who has played with composer and improvisation trumpet player Laura Jurd and live saxophone by James Arben.

UTV’s album Gypsy In A High Rise and single Smedley Butler’s War will be released on July 1st 2016. The album is produced by Andy Lale and engineered by Nicholas Oloffson at Kore Studios London and mastered by Mandy Parnel.

Website: http://www.postjazz.rocks/

https://twitter.com/utvcontact

YouTube: http://bit.ly/1TnrsEu

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