Friday, May 20, 2022

The Juke Joint Pimps


T-Man and Mighty Mike live in the Cologne area in Germany. They had been playing blues for years in various bands before joining forces in the Silvertones in 2003, playing Chicago blues with an attitude. They recorded an album in Belgium and played two tours in Russia. It seems impossible to clearly define just exactly when the Juke Joint Pimps came into being. Maybe some time in '04. Mike and T-Man had been teaming up with an upright bass player to rock some private students parties, got hired for a couple of shows in local bars, picked up hitting the drums while losing the bassist along the way and suddenly they were there, two blues guys wearing white pin stripe suits, red shoes and jewellery, blasting rough juke joint music for everybody who cared to dance or listen. A two-man band with drums, harmonica, guitar and a voice that can shatter glass – pretty much all you really need to play music sounding like Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, North Mississippi Hill Country Blues and Reverend Charlie Jackson. Within very little time the Juke Joint Pimps have evolved into a unique act. "Black" enough sounding to cater to a traditional blues audience while being so wild, loud and raw that the punk rockers and garage freaks dig them just as much. And they're really truckloads of fun to watch!

 http://www.juke-joint-pimps.com/

 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Savoy Brown

 


Savoy Brown was formed in 1965 by guitarist Kim Simmonds in London, England. Simmonds has been the group’s guiding hand from the first singles released in 1966 through the band’s newest effort, their forty-first album “Ain’t Done Yet” to be released August 28, 2020.
 
Energetic blues has been the calling card of the band from the beginning. Blues Rock became the catch-all phrase in the late 1960s to describe the band’s music along with that of contemporaries including Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and Jimi Hendrix.
 
In fact, in the 2013 movie, “Jimi Hendrix: All Is By My Side,” a Savoy Brown song co-written by Simmonds was included in the soundtrack.
 
Many of the band’s singles and albums have appeared on the Billboard charts. Through the 1960s, 1970s and 1980’s songs such as “I’m Tired”, “Train to Nowhere”, “Tell Mama” and “Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone” became Hot 100 entries.
 
Two of the band’s albums in the 1970s, “Looking In” and “Hellbound Train”, appeared on the Billboard Top Forty charts. This pattern continues today, culminating with “Witchy Feelin’,” the band’s 2017 album, reaching #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart.
 
Along the way, Savoy Brown has toured continuously, making it one of the longest running blues rock bands in existence. Through the years, the band has headlined concerts at many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the Fillmore East, the Fillmore West, and London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
 
Savoy Brown, having established national status in the 1970s, provided other groups opportunity. Kiss opened the bill on a Savoy Brown national tour as did ZZ Top, The Doobie Brothers and many, many more acts.
 
Former members, having cut their teeth under Simmonds’ leadership, have gone on to complete their careers with other bands. Among others, these include singer Dave Walker with Fleetwood Mac and Black Sabbath, Bill Bruford with King Crimson, Andy Pyle with the Kinks and Paul Raymond with UFO.
 
Many familiar names have recorded and toured with the band including Hughie Flint (original Blues Breaker with John Mayall) Miller Anderson, Stan Webb, and Dave Olson (Robert Cray Band).
Three other band alumni – Lonesome Dave Peverett, Roger Earl, and Tony Stevens, went on to become the founding members of the multi-platinum act Foghat.
 
A resident of the USA since 1980, bandleader Simmonds has received many accolades himself. These include placement on the front cover of Guitar Player magazine, enshrinement on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame and acceptance in many regional “Halls of Fame” in the USA and Canada.
“I have always opted for a non-mainstream, yet complimentary, music route,” says Kim – “one that would allow me personal and artistic freedom. In the end, it seems I’ve had the best of both worlds.”
Savoy Brown helped spawn the 1968 UK Blues Rock boom and later opened the eyes of many 1970s American teenagers to their own home territory blues artists.
 
More than 50 years later, Savoy Brown remains a formidable, progressive Blues Rock force. The three- piece line-up includes Kim Simmonds on guitar and vocals, Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimm on drums. This trio has established itself as the longest-running consistent line-up in the band’s history, now going strong for more than 10 years. Their legacy continues with the coming 2020 release of “Aint Done Yet” released by the Californian-based record label, Quarto Valley Records.
Savoy Brown and Kim Simmonds have a body of work that is matched by only a small portion of musical artists. As they continue to tour the world, young and old find inspiration in their timeless music, classic style, and performances.
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tami Lynn

 


Tami Lynn was a singer known throughout New Orleans and the world, recently passed away on June 26, 2020. She attended R.T. Danneel #2 Elementary School, where she studied music and learned to sing with the likes of former classmates and greats, Allen Toussaint, and Ellis Marsalis, Jr. As a youngster, she sang spirituals with groups like the Clara Ward Singers, and appeared on WMRY Radio,” Dr. Daddy-O’s Sunday Gospel Show,” where she was heard by legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, who predicted Lynn would grow up to be a “fine singer” one day.  While in High School, she landed a part in the Broadway musical “Showboat” but actually wanted to grow up to be a speech therapist for children with special needs. 

Lynn’s career in R&B started quite by coincidence. She began her professional career singing at the Joy Tavern when a regular singing artist didn’t show up for a few gigs. Red Tyler, the manager of the performing band at the Joy Tavern requested Lynn to audition.  After some encouragement by her mother, Tami auditioned, got the gig, and began singing nightly with Red Tyler’s band.  After successfully packing the house night after night with her soulful singing, Lynn signed a contract with the A.F.O. (All For One) record company and recorded Baby, a song written for her by Red Tyler. Tyler, Harold Battiste, and Melvin Lastie, A.F.O.’s Founders became her mentors. Taking her under their wings, Tami began touring with the band, A.F.O.  Lynn then went on to New York to perform at the famous Birdland (a New York jazz club) in the 60’s where she opened on several occasions for John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Ella Fitzgerald. During the 70’s she sang a few gigs at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood.

Soon after Lynn met Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records, when she sang at a DJ convention, who immediately upon hearing her sing signed her on Atlantic’s recording label. Lynn occasionally worked with A.F.O. executives on projects, including King Floyd’s first album, as a backup singer for Sam Cooke, and several of Dr. John’s albums. She also did some background session work for television shows like” Starsky and Hutch” and a few commercials such as for the Plymouth car company’s Road Runner advertisements.  She had a breakthrough in the early 1970s when John Abby at Mojo Records in England discovered “I’m Gonna Run Away” and re-released the song, which went to the top of the charts in Britain, where she once opened for Al Green. “In 1971, “I’m Gonna Run Away” was released as a single, with “The Boy Next Door” as the B-side, on Mojo and Atlantic, where it became a hit in the UK among devotees of Northern soul. The tune hit number 4 in the UK Singles Chart in 1971. A full-length album, Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone, followed in 1972, produced by John Abbey.

Lynn’s I’m Gonna Run Away” remains a hit and is still played throughout the UK. She went on the road with Mac Rebennack (Dr. John) and his then bass guitarist, Randy Jackson of “American Idol.” She sung at several New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals, and was the featured backup singer on the Rolling Stones album, “Exile on Main St., which was later voted “Best Album of All Time.”   

During her career, Tami Lynn shared the stage, sung, or recorded with Wilson Pickett, Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Lionel Hampton, Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker, Willie Bobo, Mark Isham, and many, many others. 

Tami Lynn died on June 26, 2020. A longtime collaborator and co-vocalist on Dr. John albums and signee to AFO Records, Lynn worked with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher and Wilson Pickett, and shared stages with Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Jim Dan Dee

 

 


Racing along the thin, permeable line between blues and rock is the high octane, precision-crafted, musical muscle car driven by Canadian power blues quartet Jim Dan Dee. On the way to delivering their much-anticipated second full-length album, they’re stopping just long enough to drop a hot and heavy appetizer, their searing new single “Bleed Me Dry” — available now!

  

At the fiery crossroads where Thorogood, the Fab Thunderbirds, and the Stones meet you’ll find Jim Dan Dee’s “Bleed Me Dry” revving up and running the red. It’s a raw, hard-rocking lament about giving it all that revels in those desperate, after midnight moments of total careless abandon.

  

I need a break cuz it’s never enough

Knock ‘em down and they jump back up

What happens next, I don’t know

Caught between a spoonful and diggin’ a hole 

  

Featuring Jim “Dan Dee” Stefanuk on vocals/guitars, Bobby Sewerynek on saxophone, newcomer Dwayne Lau on bass, and Shawn Royal on drums, this Southern Ontario-based four-piece has a tight, interlocked sound only a multitude of live shows can foster. Their recordings, including this one, give the listener that heady sense of ‘being there’ as all that good stuff was laid down from the stage, not the studio.

  

“Nothing is more important to us than our live show, and that energy is what we tried to capture on this record,” notes Stefanuk. “The band recorded with the same amplifiers and instruments we use on stage to keep our performance and tone authentic.”

  

Authentic blues infused with a modern rock swagger is what will be found on the band’s upcoming second album Real Blues — set for release May 13. Real Blues follows the group’s self-titled first album released in 2018, and an EP, Five Stiff Shots, that introduced the band in 2015. 

  

“Bleed Me Dry” is the lead single from Real Blues’ dirty near-dozen tales of struggle, loneliness, love, and lust, with co-writes by Stefanuk, Sewerynek, and Royal. A rugged, brawny cover of Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones’ “The Things That I Used to Do” sets the tone for the rest of the tracklist that creates the feeling that you just heard, felt, and saw a killer live set from the group.

  

“We tried for a no overdubs approach whenever possible; listeners will get about as close as they can to the live band experience without leaving their homes,” Stefanuk explains. “We really wanted this album to breathe; all the squeaks, breaths, clicks, and buzzes remain on record, so the quiet moments have a life of their own. You’ll understand when you hear it.”

  

Listeners will also understand that this raw and honest creative statement from Jim Dan Dee was formed from the unprecedented and life-shaking experience we’ve all experienced during two years of dealing with a global pandemic.

  

“Real Blues comes out of a dark and unprecedented time for most of us on planet Earth,” says Stefanuk. “Fighting an unseen enemy in a battle that lasted years instead of weeks, we’ve lost careers, mobility, hope, and sometimes even the people we love.”

  

Turning to the innate healing power of music was a natural response for the group, who’ve shared major festival stages with Canadian legends such as Big Wreck, I Mother Earth and The Trews. 

  

“Music may be one of the only ways to describe the individual battles we all fight within our own minds, and it may have saved more than a few lives.”

  

Jim Dan Dee, which takes its name from the expression “everything is just Jim Dandy,” is a foursome of survivors, thrivers, and prolific creatives. The 10 original tracks they chose to record for Real Blues were picked from a pile of sixty songs and span the full spectrum of dark to light subjects and emotions. 

  

“Over the ‘damndemic’ we got to know the dark sides of ourselves a little better. We lost some people. We strengthened some bonds. It was a war of self-awareness and patience.”

  

With Real Blues, the band also wanted to pay reverence to the 100-plus-year-old music genre that has been the foundation and framework of their own music.

  

We hope the album can bring Blues fans great joy and remind them at least a little of the incredible giants whose shoulders we humbly sit on.”

With the May 13th album release date quickly approaching and a summer of shows starting to pile up in Ontario and the Maritimes, so far, Jim Dan Dee will get many chances to show off their prowess at paying tribute in their own, exciting and unique style.

  

“Real Blues has 11 stories, some relate to this viral prison we've lived in, and some are a beautiful distraction that harkens to better times in the past and a future that is opening up…fast.”

  

Opening up fast for Jim Dan Dee and the whole world of music.

  

“Bleed Me Dry” from the forthcoming Real Blues is available now!

 

 http://jimdandee.com/

 

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Yohawks

 "The Yohawks stand forever a band caught in a freeze-frame of unrelenting sonic assault. Convened by Jeremy Gluck out of various Swansea bands including his beloved Superczar they enabled precious moments in which to single-mindedly detonate explosions out of his unique readings of classic

garage punk and New York noise. Further it allowed him to revisit one more time glories from I Knew Buffalo Bill and Burning Skulls Rise. I recall The Yohawks one time raising the cacophony in an upstairs room in Leytonstone; it burns in the memory. Did it last? Did it fuck! But as we see traces remain, and here gathered you can happily access the echoes." 
 
Nick West, Bucketful of Brains Formed in 2006 by Jeremy Williams, co-founder of ace Swansea combo
Superczar, The Yohawks provided Jeremy Gluck, Barracudas frontman and established cult solo artist, with a band to perform reinventions of songs spanning his time. Named after a Sixties from gang from Glucks hometown of Ottawa, along with Williams, the band featured players from The Death of Chapman Baxter guitarist Matt Ellis, bassist Liam S. wolf, and drummer Ray Boothby making The
Yohawks live performances, as described by one devotee, “a cross between The Patti Smith Group and Ornette Coleman”, were never adequately captured in the studio
 
 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Alpha Pegasi

 


Some musicians start out as shy, self-conscious, social misfits who only later bloom into passionate, creative, and confident people. Mitch Melodia is one of them.

 

After playing hundreds of shows, performing at festivals, and recording with numerous bands in New England, he moved West and started his own “band” Alpha Pegasi. For his project’s upcoming releases, hundreds of original songs were distilled into a select few for a four-part series of EPs. The first one, titled Love Sex Money Part I is due for release on 8/26/22. The first single from LSM I, "Give Some, Get Some," was released on 4/20/22.

 

“Making Music, Making Love, Making Money is probs gonna be the title of my future autobiography," Mitch says. "Personally, those are three of the most important things I feel like I can do to have a very happy, healthy, wealthy, and fulfilling lifestyle. The more money I earn, the more money I can give. And for the first two, well, they're pretty really great to be able to do."

 

A cohesive blend of danceable, sexy, and upbeat grooves come together for a tasty rock/pop/alternative stew. Influences run from Jam-band giants like Phish, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers Band, classic rock, and more pop approaches like Tame Impala, Beck, Arcade Fire, Talking Heads, and the funkier side of Khruangbin. 

 

“Alpha Pegasi has a Tame Impala-ish approach in the studio and a Phish-ish mentality for live shows,” he says. “Improvisation is a staple of every show but when recording, I keep it concise. It’s fun for me to play and arrange every instrument on record, but I’m also stoked for future collaborations with other musicians on AP studio songs.”

 

Beyond creating incredible and fun-fused music, Mitch also aims to work with non-profits and health-based organizations. A main financial focus for Alpha Pegasi is to donate 5% of all profits to groups like San Diego EarthWorks. Mitch aspires to use his music and art as a vehicle to support environmental and health-improving causes, including mental-health practices.

 

“I’ve had a few therapists over the years to get help with personal issues,” he recalls. “Every counselor has been very helpful, but sessions can be expensive. Down the road, I want to create Alpha Health to make holistic based mental-health programs more accessible and affordable.”

 

In these twisted and trying times, Love Sex Money Part I offers glimmers of light, enjoyment, and good vibes. “Through the music I make, I want to bring people together and create an ever-growing community through great shows and great music. Through such a community, we can raise a lot of money and support for non-profits who do a lot of good work for people and the planet.”

 

 https://alphapegasimusic.com/

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Mr Bewlay

 

 
Bold and charismatic, an intoxicating charm blazes from the flamboyant powerhouse and emerging talent, that is Mr Bewlay.” Becky and the Bands “There is no man more committed to the pursuit of staying relevant. A true pop star in the making!” Adam Walton The UK Art Pop extraordinaire Mr Bewlay has established himself as the paramount voice for the unorthodox. Currently based in Cardiff, Bewlay’s scope is far reaching with his tendency to bend gender, genres, and styles.
 
Playing by nobodys rules but his own, his live shows have become well noted for their
unpredictability. Like the royal courts of old,Bewlay’s command of the crowd is absolute,
and they bend to his whim in both quiet awe and reckless abandon. 
 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Blaze Project

 


Sometimes having a passion can be both a blessing and a curse. Canadian rockers Blaze Project capture this very conundrum with their blues-infused single, “Sweet Little Misery,” from their brand new album, Enjoy This Moment – both available now. 

 

“Sweet Little Misery” is a thumping, bluesy, head-bopping rock ‘n’ roll song with a wailing guitar solo that brings to mind the energy of an arena. Its message is somewhat meta: “It’s about an artist and his great passion for music, as well as his vision of a performance on stage,” the Baie-Comeau, Québec-based band shares. “A musician who was born with this talent and passion, and despite all the paths taken, he will always end up finding the stage and music on his way.”

  

It fits nicely with the overarching theme of Enjoy This Moment, which is to grasp a positive mood with an open heart and open arms. Composed in the band’s home studio and practice space during the pandemic, the album was fueled by Blaze Project’s need to create even amid the unfortunate medical diagnoses, family deaths, and even a car accident that various band members experienced throughout the writing and recording process. 

  

“The songs deal with the beauties of the world and nature, interpersonal relationships, passion, determination, the happiness of living and enjoying the good things in life,” the band says of the 10 songs, adding that though the members come from different musical tastes and disciplines they were able to achieve a cohesive sound, albeit one that spans traditional rock, blues, funk, and even indie rock at times. 

  

“Each musician brings his color,” they say. “This is what gives it the Blaze Project touch.”

  

Though each song deals with a different message and narrative, the thread that runs throughout Enjoy This Moment is the desire to create positive, emotional, and catchy music. 

  

“Sweet Little Misery” and Enjoy This Moment are available now.

 

 https://blazeproject.ca/

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Tasha Hillman


 

Tasha Hillman is a young Indie singer and songwriter born and raised in kelowna b.c. She has always been involved in performing arts with dance her whole life. Though music has always been on her mind. The ability to capture a story in art is so beautiful. She discovered her passion for writing music when she was 16. Since then she has been cultivating songs daily about her experiences on this planet. One of her deepest moments of pain she turned into a song and knew in that moment she had to pursue this journey. Life throws us a lot of pain we don't always know how to handle. Songwriting and music has been this healing process that has helped me navigate the hardest parts of life. In every moment of pain and sadness I think we can still find beauty and hope. The songs I am writing hopefully will give that hope to people when they need it most. I want to remind everyone we are all connected and never alone. I want people to find pockets of sunshine when it feels like the rain will never stop. This world can feel too big but sometimes it feels too small and a single moment can change our reality. 

  www.facebook.com/TashaDreams2020

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Hogtown Allstars

 


A new band of multi-award-winning not-so-new blues players are set to make their musical mark: The Hogtown Allstars have released their debut album today, Hog Wild, via Stony Plain Records.

 

Featuring eight new all-original songs, and two covers, Hog Wild was recorded throughout 2021 once the group nailed their first challenge: coordinating everyone’s schedule to hit the studio. It’s the first release for the undeniable supergroup that first started in 2013 as a collaborative, creative outlet for Toronto-based musicians dedicated to the genre.

 

As for ‘Allstars,’ they come by the moniker honestly; built with some of the most dynamic and experienced players on the global blues scene, the 7-piece adds up to Downchild Blues Band alum Chuck Jackson, Pat Carey, Gary Kendall, Jim Casson, and Tyler Yarema alongside Maple Blues Band alums Teddy Leonard and Howard Moore. 

 

Their collective shelves are lined with more than 20+ Maple Blues Awards, five JUNO Awards, two Lifetime Achievement Awards, and countless international blues and jazz music awards. 


https://soundcloud.com/idla/sets/hog-town-all-stars-hog-wild/s-vMdqUsMABRL?si=83595b1263654240b2ced7c2023a345a&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

ElectroBluesSociety

 

 


 

ElectroBluesSociety is an experimental electro blues duo. Two guys and a bunch of junk with a broad taste and an open mind mixing the old with the new. Modern technologies combined with 30+ years of live stage experience in the European blues / roots music scene. 

During the period 2016 - 2002 the guys invited several other artists to record new music with. On this album you will find a selection of our favorite ElectroBluesSociety tracks.

JASPER MORTIER – drums, bass
mainly known as bass player but lately he found a new passion: playing drums !!   Over the years Jasper worked with numerous great artists like Preston Shannon, ‘Sax’ Gordon Beadle, Monti Amundson, Philip Walker, Candye Kane, Melvin Taylor, Sherman Robertson, Terry Evans, Long John Hunter, Eddy Clearwater, Guy Forsyth, David Gogo, Toni Lynn Washington, Paul Oscher, Doug Jay, Boo Boo Davis, Byther Smith, Boyd Small, and many others. 

JAN MITTENDORP - guitar
Touring Europe since 1993 with USA blues artists ike: Percy Strother, Smokey Wilson , Byther Smith, Burton Gaar, Roy Roberts, Larry Garner, Boo Boo Davis, Erskine Oglesby, Jody Williams, Roscoe Chenier, Clara McDaniel, Boyd Small, Billy Jones, Hosea Leavy, Harrison Kennedy and many others.  With Boo Boo Davis among others at Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz, Jazz a Juan, Amal BluesFestival and Blues Peer.

 

 https://open.spotify.com/album/2QhI35fsU1XUn8uitfo33p?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=submission_electrobluessociety_2016_2022&utm_term=2022-04-24

Monday, May 9, 2022

Ellinor Springstrike

 


The extraordinarily talented, and hard working, Ellinor Springstrike is widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting Country Music stars in the world today.

Her music is highly-listenable, accessible and has a wide appeal.  So it comes as little surprise that her latest two singles, ‘What’s Your Name?’ and ’It’s Never Too Late’ have between them racked up well over two million streams along with airplay all over the world.

This fairytale, film worthy, story begins when, quite by chance, the Swedish born Ellinor Springstrike was discovered by the multi-award winning Nashville producer and singer/songwriter Jimmy Ritchey after a Christmas gift of a DNA kit led him to investigate the Country Music artists in Sweden when he discovered he is of Swedish heritage himself.

Jimmy Ritchey, who also discovered, and developed the careers, of such artists as Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Greg Bates and William Michael Morgan spotted Ellinor Springstrike’s exceptional talents, contact was made and one of the most amazing musical partnerships was born.

Ellinor flew to Nashville to work with Jimmy and his team.  She immediately began co-writing with Grammy Award winning, luminary songwriters of the Country Music world.  Jimmy and Ellinor then took the songs into a world class studio to cut the tracks for the new EP including ‘This Fire,’ ‘It’s Never Too Late’ and ‘What’s Your Name’ as well as the new single ‘Good Love’ which is out 23rd April 2021.

The pair have a natural affinity which creates a magic that shows in the music.  Somehow Jimmy and Ellinor were destined to work with each other and luck brought them together over the thousands of miles that separate their home towns.

With bookings for concerts flooding in and a fanbase that is growing exponentially, Ellinor’s stellar rise of the last two years looks set to make her an international name.

 

 www.ellinorspringstrike.com

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Rebekka Lundstrøm

 



Rebekka Lundstrøm is a country and folk inspired singer/songwriter from Norway.

Her sound is melancholic with glimmers of hope and her honest and personal stories are delivered by a distinctive and soothing voice.

Since her debut as a songwriter in 2017, Rebekka has released one album, two individual singles and is soon ready to put out two more singles, followed by her second album.

Rebekka's debut album, “Carousel”, (March 2020), earned great reviews in newspapers, music blogs and magazines both in Norway and abroad. It made it onto several lists of “Best albums of 2020”.

Since then, she has put out two more singles, “Breathe” with music video and “This Christmas”, both in 2021.

"Silent Storms”, Rebekka’s second studio album is releasing on April 22nd 2022, but before this her  single “Starting Again” will be ready for streaming on March 25th and “Soul Searching &  Songwriting” on April 8th. 
 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Judith Owen


 

Judith Owen, a performer whose stylistic range spans rock, pop, classical, jazz, blues, and musical theatre, Owen is also a comedic actress and master storyteller.

Born into an overtly musical Welsh family, Judith Owen grew up in London surrounded by classical music, ballet, theatre, and the fine arts.  Owen was also exposed to many jazz icons and Broadway musicals that her parents loved (the mixture would become her signature sound).

Owen quickly began performing at a variety of different venues around London. Her unique hybrid of classical/jazz-influenced styled sound soon affirmed a regular slot at Ronnie Scotts.

With Thirteen critically acclaimed album releases, multiple live shows (mini-musicals as she describes them), from Ronnie Scott’s to The Royal Albert Hall and Syndey Opera House and her “cinematic” songs featured in film and TV.

Pre lockdown, Judith wrapped up a tour in Europe and the U.K. to adoring fans, during which time she joined Richard Thompson as a featured guest (along with a cavalcade of British rock and folk royalty) at his 70th birthday celebration at London’s Royal Albert Hall. She then joined another legend… bassist Derek Smalls (“formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap”), for a series of concerts in the U.S. followed by a handful of intimate shows in Australia with percussionist Pedro Segundo.

Judith Owen is co-creator and co-host of the annual “Christmas Without Tears” charity variety show that has featured guests including Steven Merchant, Tim Minchin, Catherine O’Hara, and many others.

 https://judithowen.net

Friday, May 6, 2022

Bé Schmaal

 


 

Bé Schmaal is a singer-songwriter and mainly sings in Groningen. He writes about what he knows and experiences, straight from the heart. No subject, however personal, is shunned, so that you as a listener are taken into the emotional life of the singer. Since the release of the first single “Zwait en Zwoare Sjek” several songs have been released as singles. Together with Krzysztof Groen as a duo "Mitzenbaaident" June 2020 the song "Ik Zing". The first album “Dattien bie sixty” (“13 bie 60”) was released on February 28, 2019 and presented live in Van Beresteyn in Veendam. With 13 songs on it, as the title suggests. It is a mix of own songs and five covers rewritten by Bé in Gronings.

 

 https://www.be-schmaal.nl/

 


Thursday, May 5, 2022

New JAM 66 Radio

 From today JAM Radio turns into JAM 66 Radio! A radio focused on the same music styles as the previous one but with more content, more new music, new logo, more shows coming soon and remembering the famous Route 66. Stay tuned!




Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Bruno Skibbild

 


Bruno  Skibbild is a Rock/Country Artist from Denmark. With his strong voice  and love of guitar he puts his lyrics out in the air with radiant  energy.


Singles "A World Tomorrow" & "Long Walk", were produced by Oak Mountain Black Swamp in Copenhagen.


Singles "We pray for it every Day" and "Dead to Me" is produced by Mark Sieling, New York.

Single "She would never give in" is produced by Angie Kuske, UK.


Single "When The Past is Done" is produced by "The Delerium Trees", Scotland.


Born  and raised in a small-town, Snejbjerg in Denmark (Scandinavia), Bruno  Skibbild got his first guitar from his sister when he was in 7th grade -  and he has been playing that guitar and singing ever since.

At 16 Bruno played in local band, M87 - where he wrote his own songs - performing at various places in the neighbourhood.After  taking a Master in American History, Bruno Skibbild spent many Years on  teaching in highschool, junior-college and elementary-school.


Bruno  Skibbild spent his time bringing up his children - twins - and in 2017  he went back to his original track of music - singing and playing  Springsteen songs around Denmark in "The Springsteen Show" along with  Phd. Neal Ashley Conrad. Bruno took his old songs from his younger days  out of the draw - wrote them all over again for recording purpose.

 

In  2019 Bruno Skibbild finally recorded his first single;  "A World  Tomorrow" - written when was 16 - recorded more than 30 Years later. In  2020 Bruno released his second single "Long Walk".


In  2021 Bruno has released 4 singles so far. While Bruno Skibbild listened to  Kizz and Springsteen through the years all the way back from when he  started - his own style, when it comes out in the studio - is  Rock/Country. Bruno  writes his lyrics mostly on his own - but once in a while he hooks up  with Danish poet, Kasper Mechlenburg to write the Lyrics. The two of  them also work together in the Danish band LÅSTE DØRE (Locked Doors)  singing in the Danish language.

 

 https://open.spotify.com/artist/0JQ86D7LRDyK0A2X8C7CCI


https://www.facebook.com/Bruno-Skibbild-128999244317146/

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Inge Augustina


 

Inge Augustina Singer/Recording Artist. Former INCH & lead of Maywood. Album release "Shadows of the Past: 26febr2. "Love of My Life" Febr21 "Imagine" Jan21
"RIO" 2012/ "Late at Night (ft. Van B. Soca)" 2013/ "Big Spender" 2013
RIO 2014 (Spanish Version)2014
INCH & Kids voor Kika - "Dromenland" 2014
"Onno mag ik je Toyboy zijn" 2015
"Jij & Ik" 2015
"Liberty" 2015
"Laat Me Los" 2016
"RIO 2016" (Olympic Version)

 https://open.spotify.com/artist/2HCbUuAPSrWJnUWVuxQoON

Monday, May 2, 2022

Sarina Haggarty

 


Overcoming adversity has been part of Sarina Haggarty’s day-to-day for much of her life. So when a world-wide pandemic forced musicians to cancel gigs and stay home, Sarina did what she’s always done. She got down to work and collaborated with inspiration artists and producers. And rehearse. Then rewrite. Rehearse some more. Repeat. 

No venue? No problem. Since the spring of 2020, Sarina has performed weekly to virtual audiences.
Familiar favourites and her latest singles were a welcome respite to music-loving fans around the world.
Between lockdowns, Sarina performed every live concert she could, and was especially happy to open for several CCMA events in London, Ontario. 

As soon as she could, Sarina headed into the studio again where she’s recorded her latest songs with producers Moe Berg, Dan Brodbeck, Dylan Emmet, Alex Emrich, and Nick Fetchison.
Winner of the Slaight Communications Inc. MIA Artist Development Award and the FCLMA’s Fan Favourite, Sarina Haggarty works diligently at her craft and performance every single day. She grew up performing, so when she sang alongside Shawn Mendes and Make-A-Wish for 22,000 fans, it felt like coming home. 

Sarina has shared the stage with Tim Hicks and Tyler Shaw, and she regularly uses her music to serve others in the community with her melodic stylings, thoughtfully crafted songs, and her wicked sense of humour.

Make-A-Wish, Bethany’s Hope, and London Health Sciences Centre are just a few of the charities Sarina supports with her music. A graduate of Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts Program, and with 2 EPs released, Sarina’s cross-over sound appeals to pop, indie, alternative and country audiences alike.
Her next album is scheduled for release in Summer 2022, and Sarina is more than ready to entertain live and in-person.

Sarina was a Make-A-Wish patient, and had the opportunity to perform an Original song at Quicken Loans Arena during a sold out Shawn Mendes concert in Cleveland. Her wish became an aspiration worldwide and as Make-A-Wish celebrated their 40th anniversary, a PSA was released with John Cena speaking and featured her angelic voice throughout the video recorded in LA. 

Her music has gained attention from many in the music industry for her soulful songs that are beyond her years.

https://www.sarinahaggarty.ca

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Justin Curran

 

 
‘Strange Kind Of Blue’ is the latest release from Justin Curran. The Northern Irish singer-songwriter drops his country-infused single in line with the promise he made to himself a few years back: to release new music every few months going forward. 


Hailing from Belfast, Curran grew up listening to the likes of Paul Weller, The Style Council and The Jam, and was in and out of various Britpop bands throughout the 90s and early 2000s in Ireland and the UK. On this track, he hones in very distinctly on his inimitable alternative country-rock sound – ‘Strange Kind Of Blue’ is carried by jangly guitar riffs and shaker-infused percussion, with a splattering of bluesy, Dylan-esque lyrics and delicate harmonica over top. 


The multitalented musician plays bass, guitar, harmonica and Hammond organ on the track – recorded out of his own studio where he currently resides in the Alps. Curran explains his history of do-it-your-self recording: “After working as a photographer in Spain, I moved back to the UK in 2012 and set up a recording studio in my living room when the kids were at school”. It proved good at-home therapy during a difficult patch in his life. Curran adds that his music is shaped by the cloudy colours he sees when writing, visualising this single as an unmistakable “hazy blue.” 


The Belfast musician has been on the touring circuit since the early 2010s, touring an album around the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland, bagging live sessions on BBC Introducing Jersey with his JC & The Loony Tunes outfit along the way. They headlined festivals alongside The Levelers and The Charlatans, and after disbanding in 2018, Curran returned to Belfast to work alongside the former drummer of Paul Weller’s band Ben Gordelier on the production of ‘Strange Kind Of Blue’. Gordelier provides crisp percussion, shakers and soft Hammond organ that speak perfectly to the smogginess of the track.

https://www.instagram.com/curransolomusic/

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Jade Grady

 


Jade Grady just turned 16 and is just starting her singing career. She got discovered by some big ones. 'Lies, Lies, Lies' was written by Kit Hain (Fleetwood Mac, Cyndi Lauper, Temptations, Milow ...) and François Welgryn (Noa, Johnny Hallyday, Celine Dion ...). Jade proves that she can live up to the challenge of bringing this great song to the level it belongs.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Steve Edwards

 

New Zealand native Steve Edwards announces his latest album Born that encompasses ten beautiful
tracks executed in the modern rock genre. The collection opens with “Happysad”, a nostalgic song in
which the artist describes the juxtaposition of these two contrasting emotions as his voice takes on
incredible ups and downs. “Born”, the title track arrives right on time, keeping the listener engaged
and even immersing them in deep thought. “Its easier to criticize than to hold yourself up to the
light,” he sings, sharing the wisdom he has come to understand.
 
The modern rock artist’s previous singles “Fallen” and “Colour of Blood” have also found their spot in
the transcendental collection that is Born. With hundreds of thousands of streams and plays, the
songs have already won the heart of a global audience. Perhaps the most fascinating song of the
entire collection is the finishing piece called “Fall From Grace” which is well-paced, more melodic,
and highly emotional.
 
A prolific artist with extensive experience in the music industry, Steve Edwards has played music in
the UK where he became very successful. His song “One By One” became a hit Record of the Week
and was play-listed for five weeks. His path took him back to New Zealand, however, where he
married and became a father as well as an entrepreneur. As art always does, music found its way
back into Steve Edwards’ life, resulting in several stunning singles and an album.
Steve Edwards is a talented singer and songwriter whose music always reflects on personal
experiences and emotions. Every new release is filled with meaning and emotions that are relatable yet authentic. Born is bound to make a lot of noise among those who truly enjoy quality music.
 

 

 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

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