Italian superstar Vina at the Crossroads proving what we all know, she has a Heart of Gold

Why oh why oh why would you think we are championing the amazing Vina Rose well let us tell you right here right now ok …Vina Rose has performed alongside the likes of Italian superstars Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero, Alexia and Giorgia, both across numerous festivals and on television. Similarly, Vina has appeared on TV shows around the world: on the BBC (acting in the production Victoria and Albert -The Royal Wedding) and ITV as well as hugely popular worldwide hits such as Dancing with the Stars and MTV Unplugged. Despite these massive achievements, Vina opted to leave the comforts of her Milanese base and move to London where she could share her talents with a larger, more diverse audience. Vina’s tracks alternate between elegant ballads to EDM pop to soul and rock, incorporating subtleties in each to bring her own unique sound. The track Crossroads reflects on this seismic change in her life which has seen her leave behind a successful career in Italian media to perfect her craft in London.

And as if that is not enough let us tell you a bit more, sit down get your glass of Vino and let us tell you that Vina has worked with musicians including Ralph Salmins (previously drummer and collaborator with the likes of Paul McCartney, George Martin, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Madonna, James Brown, Tom Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and Burt Bacharach)  and Steve Walters, bass player for George Michael, Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart and many others to create a timeless selection of songs which present her as a brutally honest, passionate performer of the highest order.

Born in Catania, Sicily, Vina made her name in Milan, before relocating permanently to London in 2017.

So now get to grips with the important bit, the music and don’t forget The Crossroads EP is out 24th of April.

Listen to an exclusive track from Vina’s EP here

Listen to Crossroads the single here  

Watch the Lyric Video for Heart of Gold here

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VCage: Focuses on Violence

VCage has released his debut single, Slam Me. This track focuses on the abusive and violence committed against men by women. You can watch the video for Slam Me here

VCage combines a raw rock dynamic with a melodic heart to project his stories through his music. Speaking from experience as he was once a victim of a violent relationship, VCsge wishes to create an awareness about this taboo subject.

You can catch VCage on the links below, enjoy!

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Jack Britten: Somerset’s Singer Songwriter

Born and raised in Somerset, Jack Britten has adapted his music to the random sounds of his hometown. His latest single, Running Round My Head, rejects the idea of traditional drum sounds as he uses the clicking from his car seatbelt to get the right tone.

The singer songwriter not only focuses on electro, but he also covers indie and pop. You can listen to his forthcoming single, Running Round My Head here: https://soundcloud.com/jackbritten/running-round-my-head/s-ycPdJ

Jacks dedication to music is shown through his underground music events company, Anderson Legit, which he founded when he was only 16.

Here are some links to Jacks music. Enjoy!

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Punk band Millie Manders and the Shut Up Scream for Change in Social Justice

So this punk band are out to change your life and make you think in a different way about some heavy issues, but why else should you care?

“There’s just so much spirit in that band… and she has such a great voice as well!” , who said that about them oh , none other than  Alex Baker of Kerrang Radio…Still so what you are thinking well then, “She’s got an incredible voice” -, says who eh , says who ….oh says….John Kennedy, Radio X, Ok now your listening yes , well so you should with the new single Silent Scream out now, but hold on still not convinced then watch the video and check some links and whilst your their name check some of the band and what they play …

Silent Screams

Millie Manders: Vox/Ukulele/Saxophone

Alessandro Vitiello: Drums

James Pendle: Guitars

Georgina Boreham: Bass

Dominic Walker: Sax/Trumpet/Synths

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Website: https://millie-manders.com/

Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/milliemusic

Youtube: www.youtube.com/milliemanders

You Will Just Fall for Victoria, as Jessica Woos Us With Arthur’s Legends

We are great fans of the harp, an instrument that literally speaks to those who hear it , we also love the magical words of King Arthur , so when the guys at QuiteGreat introduced us to Jessica Victoria whose music covers both , we were so excited and we were not disappointed.

Jessica Victoria holds a doctorate in musical arts from The Catholic University of America, a Master of Music in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and bachelors’ degrees in music and foreign languages from the University of New Mexico, where she graduated summa cum laude. In addition to a thriving performance career, Victoria directs the voice track of the Sacred Music Program at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Collaborating artists on Songs of the Summer Realm include such well-known Scottish musicians as Lorne MacDougall of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Tannahill Weavers; Mary Ann Kennedy; Euan Stevenson; Wendy Weatherby and Euan Burton. Jessica recorded the album at Watercolour Music in the Scottish Highlands. Born blind, her condition does not hold her back in any way, composing using Braille music and transcription and enjoying horse riding, ballroom dancing, baking and swimming in the sea (not necessarily all at the same time!)

So what about the Arthurian side of things you ask , well let me tell you Dr. Jessica Victoria has performed for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and with orchestras in the United States, Europe and South America, picking up many awards for her vocal performances along the way, but this still doesn’t reflect the sheer scale of her musical output. With ancestral links to Celtic regions around the world, Jessica’s fascination with both the music and literature from these areas permeates her music, with lyrics (both traditional texts and her own contributions) accentuating the strong female characters in Arthurian legend, and extoling the virtues of leaders of integrity who often seem so missing from the present day.

Here are some music links for you to enjoy and don’t forget , Album Released 1st May, Lead Track: “Love Charm” Out Now’ “Some Songs Are for Crying” Out Now, “Wayfaring Stranger” Out Now.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoe7bBG0VXyDEIRc1iIafVw

Beau is Not Slow in his Big Build up to the Great Anti-climax

The Big Build Up to The Great Anti-climax:

Beau Bowen’s Glam Revolution

Artist: Beau Bowen

Title: The Great Anticlimax

Release: Album Out Now

Lead Track: The Great Anticlimax; A Rock ‘n’ Roll Story

F.F.O: T-Rex; Jeff Buckley; Prince

“A nostalgist’s wet-dream on two legs” – https://rawramp.me/

Cosmic guys don’t come much more cosmic than Cosmic guitar hero; glam overlord; star child in flares – Beau Bowen is all of these and far more. His effortlessly groovy, melodically colossal songs have stepped straight of out of classic 70s top ten singles charts…or maybe the 60s…or the 80s…or…

Part of Beau Bowen’s genius is that his music manages to evoke some of the iconic names of musicians from across the decades, from Bowie to Bolan, from Prince to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, whilst retaining a sound which is immediately his own. If you ever dared to dream the phrases ‘prog’ and ‘glam’ would become cool, the waiting is over. Beau Bowen is your new hero.

Please stop applauding and thanking us for introducing a new god to you as you have to read the rest of our fabulous article to really get why we think he is so fab…like the ice lolly, cool and you just want to bite him! Anyway, hailing originally from Australia, Beau Bowen is now firmly based in London, his lair festooned with flares, sequinned capes, feathered caps and boots requiring a step ladder to get into but most importantly, the base from which his extraordinary music is born. His gift for lyrics and melody is matched by a prodigious talent for guitar-playing, his virtuoso Fender Strat outbursts aided by a passion for vintage gear, mini moogs and an array of flashy pedals. With heavy doses of psychedelia mixed into his sound, it’s rare that a fully-fledged rock star emerges from the firmament but with Beau Bowen, it’s difficult to imagine a more complete article.

Beau Bowen’s debut opus is entitled, with typically tongue-in-cheek style, The Great Anticlimax, the title track from which is the forthcoming single. Alongside other key tracks, such as the debut single, A Rock ‘n’ Roll Story, The Great Anticlimax is a REAL album, with heart-breaking tales of a failed romance with a stripper; heart-warming stories of true romance with a stripper and an invitation to be dazzled by the mysteries of his glitter volcano of a brain. Recorded using vintage synths, it was produced by Miles James (Tom Odell); was mixed by 5-times Grammy Award-winner Jimmy Douglass (Led Zeppelin; Roxy Music; Timbaland) and mastered by Grammy-winner Mike Bozzi (Kendrick Lamar; Tupac; Childish Gambino).

1.            The Great Anticlimax

2.            A Rock ‘n’ Roll Story

3.            Time is an Illusion Baby

4.            Comic Renaissance I

5.            Messianic Indulgence II

6.            Cosmic Renaissance II

7.            The Life I Chose for Myself

8.            Universe in Reverse

9.            Bisolar Disorder

Here is the moment you have been waiting for so jump head first into the fab tastic world of Beau Bowen .

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KYRA’S URBAN GROOVES ARE SPALDING HOT

So why do we say Kyra is Spalding hot , well it’s because she’s from Spalding , do you get it now but that’s not it as also the BBC have said so too , ”I have to say, I think this might be one of the best examples of this style of music we’ve ever had. You know when you go into the uploaders to listen to music and something, just like, hits you in the face. This is absolutely amazing!”  BBC INTRODUCING (Lincolnshire)

Now as you can imagine the heart of Lincolnshire may not be the first place you think of in terms of UK R&B and pop but Kyra Jinx looks to cement her claims as one of the genre’s hottest new acts with her latest single, 1 of 1. Already with a huge following on Twitch due to her love of gaming, 1 of 1 looks to garner her even more fans in the music world, the perfect combination of her infectious positivity and ability to match her melodies with lyrics taken from her real-life experiences.

Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, Kyra Jinx has graduated from learning to play guitar to working with Patrick Osei at Hot Money Studios on her own original material, which allows her to both escape from the stresses of life whilst at the same time giving audiences some much-needed optimism and positivity. For Kyra, her music is written to have a positive impact: whether it’s the lyrics, the melody or the beat, if her music makes people happy, this makes the creative process worthwhile. Influences by artists as varied as Stormzy, Paramore and Chunkz, Kyra is the sound of summer the world desperately needs!

But if you don’t know your twitch from your twerk let us enlighten you as with over 180,000 views on YouTube, 11,000 followers on Facebook and 600 followers on Twitch, Kyra is dedicated to interacting directly to communities of friends and fans, committed to entertaining, informing and listening to people around the world, regardless of background or personal views. Whether it’s gaming or music, the chorus to 1 of 1 rings true:

So what is the music like eh? Well try these versions for size and you let us know.

“1 of 1 you won’t find another (You won’t find someone else like me, I’m unique)”

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Composer, Mustafa Khetty is Appealing to Musicians Worldwide to Help Keep Classical Music Alive in the Time of COVID-19.

Orchestras by their very nature see large groups of people playing instruments all in close proximity, something which obviously can’t happen with COVID-19. Mustafa Khetty has now offered a solution to classical musicians who are out of work, appealing especially to musicians in those areas most affected, including Italy and Iran. With many people now owning recording software at home, Mustafa is creating his classical works whilst avoiding the need for direct human contact and allowing musicians to record their individual pieces in the comfort of their own home.

Are you a musician able to help Mustafa Khetty?  Contact him by email here:

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Mustafa is reaching out to classical musicians wherever they are located in isolation, giving them the separated audio tracks along with the written music for each instrument and asking them to record their part for the track, before he then puts them all together in production, forming the sound of a full orchestra. Mustafa is now also requesting that classical musicians who are out of work contact him if they would like to get involved with the project:

Listen to Solace performed Using Synthesised Instruments here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq-E3VpwlOI

Mustafa explains:

“Solace for Humanity is an experiment to invite instrumentalists and vocalists to re-record parts as well as play individual parts with improvisations from their home studios. Ideas would be incorporated into a longer overture. It’s about exchange, collaboration, co-creation and sharing. Lockdown isn’t lockout, our lives are in our heads, we live in thought. Creativity, idea generation, imagination is the hallmark of our being. The coronavirus has made us truly digital natives cruising in uncharted terrain, realigning our work and engagements”.

Solace is a musical journey following the rapid devastation caused by a single virus that has crippled the world with over 3 billion in lock-down and the affected gasping for breath. The first part depicts the dark and sombre warning of impending doom. The middle section, the tragedy of sickness, despair, helplessness, ravage, death and solitary burial. The finale is the floating glimmer of hope countered by distress, uncertainty, sadness and lament. The faint hope of recovery can so easily be shattered.

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Raw and Engaging Kelsey Coleman is the real deal.

Artist: Kelsey Coleman

Title: Nobody – Single

F.F.O: Halsey, Zara Larsson, Melanie Martinez

Teen idols come in all shapes and sizes but rarely do they come in such an emotionally enticing package as the New York artist Kelsey Coleman who it seems has taken it upon herself with a series of social networking insights to improve the lives of those kindred spirits who are suffering mental illness of all different types and given the corvid-19 crisis , she has arrived just in time. So let’s kick off right here , right now , here are some links that epitomise this new star . Let us know what you think .

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelseysmusic/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kelsey-vibess

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1lYB3dA0ZZ1WAKiAAO9zTO?si=TFoNHIqRQf29A0on4CJiuw

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjtV1oananE&feature=youtu.be

Website: https://kelsey-coleman.com

So now you hopefully have got to grips with this fully focused dudette , what else do we need to know so you are encouraged to be her super fans! Well…. No gimmicks, no costumes and no glazing over the everyday issues that we all encounter, Kelsey Coleman’s songs are raw and will engage listeners from all walks of life, that will be the key to her success and if rumours are true , once the fog lifts from the worrying times we are going through, there is a schools tour of the UK which has been the first major territory to really show the love and support she deserves.

So here is a quick link which I like to call ….. Kelsey in her own words:

This as you can tell gives you yet another level of potential bonding to Kelsey’s world and let me just tell you , if you want to write this donw so you know where you read it first, WE ARE TIPPING HER TO BE BIG TIME!!

Multi-instrumentalist, Vcage highlights a subject which is still considered one of the great taboos.

VCAGE – SLAM ME

Born in Mexico and now living in Los Angeles, VCage combines a raw emotional rock dynamic with a melodic heart to project his stories which he hopes will resonate with people worldwide. Constructed with his own skills as a multi-instrumentalist, a loop station and even samples of pizza boxes (!), VCage is an artist who transcends genre to bring music to the very centre of how we live our lives. Yes it is the message behind this amazing song that has to be focused upon as it is about a guy who is being abused by his female partner. For those of you who have no idea about life this may come a cross as a ballad of a super wimp, as how can someone of the male gender be physically abused by a female well it is actually a really big issue .

Now I wasn’t aware of this being, a humble music reviewer and one that tends to focus on a cool riff rather than showing guidance on social issues but did you know 2019 statistics show 2.2 million men worldwide suffered physically during an abusive relationship during the previous 12 months, a statistic largely overlooked by the media. Victim to psychological abuse and blackmail from his former partner, Slam Me bravely tackles these issues head on, giving a voice to the reported 1 in 4 men who are abused but never report the crime.

So what!  I hear you cry!!! All I want is to know about great music !!!! Well that is why I am telling you as this is not just an important message but a really accomplished musical talent . Therefore this has to grab your attention and If this has indeed grabbed your attention,  then reach out and touch the online links for this great musician , I have mapped them out below with the new single that shines a light on this issue entitled ‘ Listen to me Slam.’

https://soundcloud.com/user-904567136/sets/feb-28-release/s-oj0Yn

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Website: https://www.vcagemusic.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7HNyUi6WrsiSV0weosDG8c?si=0QL_9j7UTyqg2AZkChIrOA

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