‘What Can Love Create?’ single out now from Nine Beats Collective; ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’ album coming soon

Beautifully crafted and performed, ‘What Can Love Create?’ is the second single from a new album titled ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’; set for release on June 19th from the Nine Beats Collective.

This is a group of creatives from around the world who have been united by one goal – to create an album inspired by a group of bible passages called the Beatitudes.

With this one simple brief, the different artists have spun their own versions and perspectives outwards from this one shared inspiration. The range of results on the final release is dazzling, with ‘What Can Love Create?’ among the many highlights.

OPEN MIC UK 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASED

Music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017 have been announced!

 

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 14 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!

 

PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD!

 

It’s a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to Music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final. Judges in the past include judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as festival organisers, national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

 

SINGING COMPETITION AUDITIONS – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN MIC UK 2017

 

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who, have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels like; Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner Music’s signings and Open Mic UK’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley amongst many many more…

For more information and to book your audition! Go to the music competition Open Mic UK 2017 website!

 

OPEN MIC UK 2016 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS

 

Open Mic UK will be holding music competition auditions at the following regions for 2017!

 

Sunday 20th August Royal Northern College of Music Studio 4, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

 

Saturday 26th August National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT

 

Sunday 27th August Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB

 

Sunday 10th September 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR

 

Saturday 16th September  The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 4AG

 

Saturday 16th September  Tobacco factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF

 

Sunday 17th September Marconi Social Club, Chelmsford Essex CM2 9FH

 

Sunday 17th September White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ

 

Sunday 17th September  The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB

 

Sunday 17th September Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield S1 2JA

 

Saturday 23rd September Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE

 

Sunday 24th September Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB

 

Sunday 24th Septembe Dance HQ 411 White Studios, Templeton on the Green, Glasgow, G40 1DA www.dancehq.co.uk

 

Thursday 28th September (evening auditions) Charthouse Music 23-27 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AP

 

Friday 29th Septembe (evening auditions) River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HQ

 

Saturday 30th September White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ

 

Saturday 30th September Pyramids, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3ST

 

Reading TBC

 

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2017

 

The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, audition places are already filling fast so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!

 

You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking here!

George Montague impressive on new LP – ‘Curiouser and Curiouser George’

Out now, ‘Curiouser and Curiouser George’ is the new album from very promising songwriter and multi-instrumentalist George Montague. Boasting a huge 17 songs – very refreshing in today’s climate of albums clocking in at ten or less – the album demonstrates why there’s such a buzz around this young man.

Talented in many ways, Montague is a songwriter, composer, producer and a dab hand at a whole raft of instruments. This presumably means that he is able to wear many hats while working in the studio, and is able to put his own unique stamp on the results. If that’s so, then this is a very strong showing indeed, as indicated by the excellent video above for single and album track ‘Lost’.

New single – ‘Safe Island’ – Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is a young songwriter from Edinburgh whose new single ‘Safe Island’ is out now. And it’s quite a track.

Following on the heels of well received recent single ‘Pieces of Me’, ‘Safe Island’ is arguably an even stronger track. It’s out now on iTunes, and should be sought out if you’re a fan of new artists with real potential.

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITION DATES RELEASED – auditions for Open Mic UK 2016

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2016. The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 15 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups.

 

PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD

It’s a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to Music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final. Judges include judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN MIC UK 2016

 

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who, have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels; Luke Friend and Karen Hardy both of which have had major chart success last year, Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music.

For more information and to book your audition! Go to the music competition Open Mic UK 2016 website!

 

OPEN MIC UK 2016 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS

 

Open Mic UK will be holding music competition auditions at the following regions for 2016!

 

Saturday 13th August National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Sunday 14th August Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.

Sunday 14th August  Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD.

Sunday 28th August Marconi Social Club, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH.

Sunday 4th September Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, S1 2JA.

Saturday 10th September Milton Keynes C.C., Strudwick Drive, Milton Keynes, MK6 2TG.

Saturday 10th September Britannia Hotel, St James Street, Nottingham NG1 6BN.

Saturday 10th September The Gate Arts and Community Centre, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF243JW.

Sunday 11th September  The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB.

Sunday 11th September 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR.

Saturday 17th September TouchBase, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1EE.

Saturday 17th September Sub89, 110 – 117 Friar Street, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 1EP.

Sunday 18th September The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG.

Sunday 18th September The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove, Brighton, BN3 1AS.

Sunday 18th September Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.

Evening Auditions:

Thursday 22nd September Charthouse Music 23-27 Crouch Hill, London, N4 4AP

Friday 23rd September River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HQ

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2016

 

The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, audition places are already filling fast so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!

 

You can enter Open Mic UK 2016 by clicking here!

Bollywood meets pop in new single from Natalie Indya West & Sunny Andrea – ‘Goddess’

Infectious and hypnotic, the track above is a new single out now from Sunny Andrea and Natalie Indya West. Adding Bollywood genre influences to the pure pop formula, it makes for a fun listen which offers an effective alternative from the bland pop that often circulates in independent circles.

Mixed with the help of the production team at The Next Room (Snoop Dogg, Kimberly Wyatt, East 17 plus many more), the track crawls under the skin with its looping patterns, and induces a trance like feeling once it kicks into gear.

 

‘Mirrors & Windows’ – new single from Helen Perris

Beautiful, lilting and lush, the new single from Helen Perris is a brightly wrapped pop song but with a darker core. ‘Mirrors & Windows’ takes the subject of depression and loneliness and addresses those feelings with subtle depth. However, by focusing also on the silly foibles of the human condition, Perris is also happy to laugh at the things we do to keep ourselves going.

It’s an interesting mix, something of a difficult subject matter blended with a pure pop sound, and it makes for a touchingly original song. Ordinarily, such deep themes matched by the tone (hello Damien Rice), but this is a little different and it sets it apart.

Keep an eye on Helen Perris, a talented Australian songwriter with great potential.

‘From Me To You’ Beatles cover by Jess Thristan – single out November 27th

It’s a relatively common trope now (particularly in the run up to Christmas) to take an upbeat song by a classic band and slow it down for maximum emotional impact. That’s exactly the case for this classy take on The Beatles’ ‘From Me to You’, and thankfully this is one of the best demonstrations of that method you’ll find.

Opting for a slow build and starting with simple piano and vocal, the arrangement builds towards the end to great effect. Adding layers throughout, the song has a natural crescendo which isn’t there in the original, which in comparison stays at one level throughout. Here though, there’s an ebb and flow, thanks to the extra space the song as a whole has to breathe.

Of course, you can’t possibly say this is an improvement on the original. It’s a classic for a reason. But this is a different beast which just happens to have the same lyrics, chord and melody, and it’s all the better for it.

Double A side single out now from Carmel – ‘Sad Situation’ & ‘Second Wife Blues’

With a lovely and lilting sound, the new track pairing from vocalist Carmel is a gentle treat with some dark lyrical undertones. An experienced musician with a lot to say about the world around here, Carmel emerges from a career hiatus with a double A side single that is quietly powerful in its approach. The fact is, the world as Carmel sees it has cons as well as pros, but the fact that it all comes wrapped in such lovely, subtle music makes it an easier pill to swallow.

Russell Suereth’s new album – ‘Spiritual Haven’

Ambient, chilled, meditative – these are just the first three of many that come to mind when you hear the music of Russell Suereth. A composer whose music is based on the spiritual, his new album , fittingly titled ‘Spiritual Haven’, is just what it says it is.

If you’re looking for an escape from the real world, you can’t go far wrong with this. Full of top quality tracks with great production like the one above, this is chill-out music at its most tactile.

Website: http://www.russellsuereth.com/spiritual-new-age-music