Rebecca Lowe’s new single Hideaway touches the soul

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The music of NJ native Rebecca Lowe is characterised by her rich captivating vocals and beautiful strong melodies.

Authentic and heartfelt there is a cinematic quality to her poetic piano-driven indie pop songs.

Rebecca Lowe releases her self-titled debut EP on October 23 featuring the latest single “Hideaway”.

” Hideaway” was produced by Rebecca Lowe & David Underwood and was recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City NJ.

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http://rebeccalowemusic.com
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Trending Music News – One Direction fans send Twitter into meltdown

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One Direction fans sent Twitter into meltdown over speculation the band could be reforming.

The boyband’s global fan base took to the social networking site after an eagle-eyed Directioner noticed a Future Events tab added to the boys’ official website.

Members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson only started their hiatus in January, after five years of nonstop work, but fans are hoping a comeback will happen sooner than expected.

The hashtag #ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection quickly started to trend, though not long after the Future Events tab disappeared from onedirectionmusic.com.

“@onedirection WHY THE F**K DID YOU REMOVE THE FUTURE EVENTS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU ARE U F**KING WITH US,” one disgruntled fan posted, while another vented: “WHAT THE HELL ONE DIRECTION REMOVED THE “FUTURE EVENTS” ON THEIR WEBSITE I FEEL SO BETRAYED.”

Others also commented about feeling betrayed, upset and disappointed.

News of the band’s hiatus came months after original bandmate Zayn Malik jumped ship to launch a solo career on 2015. At the time, Niall assured fans the group weren’t calling it quits.

“We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year,” Niall tweeted.

Louis added: “Your support is truly indescribable! It’s just a break🙂 we’re not going anywhere !! Promise Don’t worry.”

Doubts have been cast over a reunion though, with many of the band members signing solo deals in recent months. Liam and Niall have both inked contracts with rival record labels to former mentor Simon Cowell’s Syco label, while Harry has embarked on an acting career and Louis is enjoying life as a new dad.

Rumours of a rift between Harry and Louis have also dogged the band.

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Volpi–Not like anybody else–Video Premiere on Chasing Tunes

 

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Introducing Volpi: when two lovers made some art and music together.

The creature was born on the sun-baked Italian streets of Bologna when an English boy and an Italian girl decided to make some sweet music together. Mixing genres like their nationalities, Volpi takes hazy guitars, soulful melodies, and disco basslines then glues it all together with a dark electro twist.

Already featured as the BBC introducing track of the day, Volpi are now ready to unleash a series of singles this summer, each with its own Volpi-produced video featuring graphics by the fair hand of Selene!

Tom from Volpi says ” My dear old Mum Wendy died early this year from lung cancer after a dignified and very brave fight. Whilst at home for 6 months caring for Mum with my Dad, I wrote an album of music during the evenings and nights: partly as a distraction, and partly to try and remind me of some of the beautiful, positive things life has to offer – in this case, Music. Together with my partner in kryme, Selene, we hope that through something so painful can come something positive and hopeful, especially in a world which is currently so fractured and inward-looking”.

For this reason, we will be releasing a number of tracks this summer as free downloads but with the possibility to make a charitable donation. We would be super grateful for your support !

The Indie poptastic new single ” Not like anybody else” has been described as ” Ben Folds with an Indie Beach Boys on backing” and will be available as a free download from 17/09/16 with an official worldwide release exactly one month later.

Online:

http://www.volpimusic.com/

Wills and the willing–dream in colour

 

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WILLS & THE WILLING THE NEW ALBUM “DREAM IN COLOUR” & SINGLE “ BUTTERFLIES”

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Ian Wills has always had somewhat of a ‘revolving door policy’ on his critically acclaimed band Wills & The Willing. Each of his first two albums featured an almost entirely different line-up, including Jessie Wood (Reef), Rachel Wood (Cirque de Soleil), and guest vocals from the likes of Tom McRae., Harry Collier, & Liane Carrol. Now with a brand new line-up and a bigger, more accessible sound for his third album ‘Dream In Colour’; Wills finally believes that he has settled on a definitive band line-up and has an inspiring set of new songs that will help take the band to a much wider audience.

“BUTTERFLIES”

Inspired by the town of Wotton Bassett and the tearful repatriations, the first single ‘Butterflies’ relies heavily on the musical skills of new full-time ‘Willing’ members Sean Genockey , Charlie Morton and John Hogg (Moke, Rich Robinson, Roger Daltrey). You can not fail to be moved by the cinematic tear stained lyrics that comes from the sword like pen of Wills, coupled with its soaring chorus and emotive production.

“DREAM IN COLOUR”

In September of 2012, Ian , Sean , Charlie & John started working on the third Wills & The Willing album, “Dream In Colour”, which was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios, Wales and at South London’s Black Dog Studios. The album was engineered and recorded by Sean, who also mixed seven of the tracks, along with additional mixes by Ruadhri Cushnan, and was produced by Wills & The Willing.

Ruadhri who co- wrote and performed on the tracks  “Amazing” and “Patience” with ( George Michael), is also  acknowledged as being one of the UK’s leading mixing enginners. Over the past  six years, he has mixed for (U2, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, KT Tunstall, Newton Faulkner, The Guillemots , Seth Lakeman, The Maccabees, Ed Sheeran) in between doing the mixes for “ Dream In Colour” he mixed (“ Babel” Mumford and Sons) much anticipated second album.

​Sean is very much on the cutting edge of Indie music , in the past decade he has produced some of the best new music to come out of the UK-his guitar playing skills are in high demand- Sean has just finished playing and recording guitars on the new album by (Roger Daltrey)

John spent the late Summer and Autumn of 2015 touring with (Rich Robinson- ex Black Crowes) – culminating in John sharing a stage in Seattle with ( Rich, Jimmy Page and members of Nirvana, Soundgarden & Paul Rodgers)

Ian’s forthcoming book “Nothing To Lose”, published by New Haven Publishing, is scheduled for Worldwide release on September 26th, 2016.

THE STORY

  Ian Wills released his first commercial recording in 2004, when he collaborated with the legendary drummer and producer (Trevor Morais), under the name of “Hundred & 3” – Ian released the track “HIV” on One Little Indian, (Bjork) label. “HIV” featured the late (Alvin Lee) playing guitar riffs, and

(Jean Alain Roussel),  who is  renowned for his work with ( Cat Stevens, Bob Marley, Sting, Vangelis) on keyboards.

In late 2004 Ian formed Wills & The Willing and it was in October of 2005 that Janice Long started to champion the band, when she  played the single “21st Century Love Song” on her highly regarded and popular Radio 2 program. By the Summer of 2006, the band was enjoying strong national radio and media support, and was playing at festivals across the UK, including the much loved and highly respected Guilfest. The highlight for Ian, whilst on the second series of gigs, was in New York, when he had the privilege of sharing a radio show with the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Legend ( Les Paul), who announced, live on air, that the lyrics of “21st Century Love Song” were among his favourite in recent times.

In 2007, Ian reformed his band, Wills & The Willing, bringing in musicians and friends that he had long admired to record the second album “Heroes & Villains”- the new line up consisted of Ian, Sean Genockey and Charlie Morton, plus part time members The Adj & John Tills, ex Kubb. They released their first single “Skin”, which featured Didier Drogba and Michael Essien. “Skin” was used as part of the football anti racist “Kick It Out” Campaign. Wills & The Willing went on to release the second single “Lipstick” to critical acclaim in 2008, featuring the Mercury Prize nominated (Tom McRae) .

Wills & The Willing went back on the road with the new line up in anticipation of the release of “Heroes And Villains”- they played Guilfest, the Isle of Wight music Festival, The Royal Albert Hall and live sessions at Radio 2. Sadly, just as they were due to embark on a full UK tour, calamity struck as Ian was rushed to hospital and spent two years in  and out of hospital during his recovery process – which resulted in “Heroes And Villains” not being commercially released.

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Blake Bastion “Hummingbird”

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Debut E.P from Blake Bastion “Hummingbird” 

Rob Blake A.K.A Blake Bastion, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer from Brighton.
Combining intricate guitar playing, eclectic rhythms and lively melodies, with deep bass and rich vocals, Blake Bastion creates timeless sounding songs in a modern style.
His heartfelt, soul searching lyrics seek to find purpose in our fast paced and ever changing world. Influences of Jeff Buckley, Chris Cornell and Sting can be heard in his voice, and as often found with guitarists that grew up listening to their parent’s records, he played along with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton from an early age.

Blake began working in recording studios at 17 years old after moving to London. As a session guitarist and studio hand he met and worked with many established artists, whilst writing his own songs and honing his production skills.
Blake entered the music industry with the release of an electronic crossover album on Distinctive Records, titled ‘Know No Boundaries’, under the collective moniker ‘iLL AUDiO’. The LP featured collaborations with Roots Manuva, Skunk Anansie, The Dub Pistols, Alex Vargas, Bluey Robinson and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

The first track, titled ‘Nibiru’, is currently the introduction to the Arcadia Spectacular Metamorphosis show, winners of the TPI ‘Live Production of the year 2016’ award.
Blake recently composed music for and performed on the Glastonbury Arcadia ‘Spider’ stage this year, with the Mechanical Orchestra, a new 21 piece band.

Having refined his solo material performing around the UK, and touring East Africa earlier in 2016, Blake embarks on his first self release with the ‘Hummingbird E.P’ and will also be performing live at the Sonne über Festival, Berlin on 11th September 2016.
The brand new single “Hummingbird” was recorded and produced at Monumental Rocks Studio in Brighton and will be released on 24 October 2016 on Monumental Music.

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Adele has reportedly hired a doctor to quarantine sick crew members

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Adele has reportedly hired a doctor to quarantine sick crew members working on her tour.

The British singer has been battling illness for weeks during her Adele Live tour and cancelled two shows in Phoenix, Arizona last month (Aug16) after a bad cold left her feeling too ill to perform.

After a two-week break at her Los Angeles home, the Rolling in the Deep singer resumed the tour in Michigan, and according to The Sun newspaper, she is so determined to avoid contracting anything else, she now has a doctor on hand to assess her team once a week.

The chatty singer shared her devastation at cancelling the gig, as well as details of her new system, during the Michigan show.

“I had to cancel a show on the last leg of my tour in Phoenix, Arizona and I’ve actually never been so devastated in my life,” she reportedly told concertgoers. “We have a doctor that comes in once a week that comes in and everyone gets a badge so I know I can go up to them and talk to them.

“So everyone gets a badge and if they’ve got a badge it means I know I can go up to them and be like, ‘Hi, how are you?’ and touch them. If they don’t have a badge, you are quarantined.”

Adele posted a video message in August as she broke the news to fans that her cold had forced her to cancel a second date in Phoenix.

The Someone Like You singer said the virus had got the better of her after she pushed herself too hard to continue with her mammoth tour.

Speaking into the camera she said: “I’ve been trying to sing all morning and warming up and nothing is happening. I’m so sorry.

“It’s the last thing I want to do but I have to look after myself.

Despite her precautions since then, the 28-year-old singer – who has a three-year-old son, Angelo, with partner Simon Konecki – was in need of medical attention herself after her break.

“I’ve actually just had a two week break. So I was living it up in LA having a nice holiday, sunbathing without any sun cream so I’m very, very burnt under all of this,” she shared with the audience.

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Saffron De Bonheur–Aphrodite Rising featuring No 1 DJ hit “Warrior”

 

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Saffron De Bonheur is a unique and timeless artist with a passion for writing songs intended to inspire love, peace and happiness.

Saffron has always been passionate about music and started singing, playing piano and guitar when she was four.

Saffron studied both classical and jazz music to gain an understanding of musical construct and technique, but her passion has always been rock/pop.

Saffron talks about where her name came from “ Saffron is a flower, more precious than gold. De Bonheur is French for Happiness. What is more precious than gold?  Happiness”.

Saffron De Bonheur is Influenced by Queen, U2, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Joni Mitchel, Sting, Eric Clapton, Mozart, Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, Eva Cassidy and Whitney Houston.

The brand new album “Aphrodite Rising” by Saffron De Bonheur is an album of love songs, exploring the power and mystery of love and soul mate reunion.  It’s about feeling at one with nature, happy with yourself, at peace with the world and in love with life.

“Aphrodite Rising” was recorded at Loom Studios in Leeds with Grant Henderson who also played drums and percussion.

The full album line up is:

Saffron De Bonheur on vocals, piano and keyboards.

Luke Hirst on Bass and Guitars

Keiran O’Malley on violin

Grant Henderson on production, drums and percussion.

The album features the first single “ Warrior” which comes with an extended club remix from Mikey Gallagher famous for his work with Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound, Leona Lewis and on various blockbuster films like Ex-Machina.

The single “warrior” has achieved a NO 1 spot on the Kings of Spins DJ chart ahead of acts like Gorgon City, Alicia Keys and Britney Spears.

The album “Aphrodite Rising” will be released on 10 October 2016 with distribution from Universal Music Operations.

Online:

www.saffrondebonheur.com