Juga di Prima is an empowering asset to the world of chess and music

With The Queen’s Gambit quickly becoming one of the world’s most talked about subjects, Juga di Prima is intriguing audiences everywhere with her two passions: music and chess.

Composing multiple chess-themed tracks, ‘Oh Capablanca‘ has been mentioned by chess pros and fans as ‘the best chess song ever written’. Another masterful Juga hit, ‘Tactical” is a thrilling single about inner insecurities.

“Chess is a mirror of life, a treasure of humanity” – Juga di Prima

This Chilean artist is an empowering artist bringing two completely different worlds into the same ‘genre’. Combining her life as a recording artist as well as an artistic ambassador for the world of Chess, her extraordinary ambition can be heard throughout all her tracks.

With ‘Chess Divas’ to be unveiled this month as an audio-visual tribute to women chess champions throughout history, the world is in the palm of this contemporary icon’s hand.

Amazing chess song, you will love it!”Judit Polgar, Most successful female chess player in history

“Absolutely love this song!” – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian Chess Champion

The Passion of chess made art. Chess needs more artists like Juga”- Leontxo Garcia, El País (Spain)

“Every chess fan must listen. Epic, moving, authentic” Anna Rudolf, Chess Commentator/Olympic Champion

“Chess has inspired many writers and painters throughout history but until now, very few songs had been written about the game. Juga has filled that gap. She has become the voice and music of chess” David
Llada Fide, International Chess Federation

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jugamusica/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JugadiPrima
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jugamusica/
Website: https://www.jugamusica.com/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/juga-musica/albums
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4kDj5alm5mRpcDjwE46cdA
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Jugamusica/videos

Listen to the latest episode of The Quite Great Radio Show:

Follow Quite Great’s new partnered platform Cambridge Unwrapped:

www.facebook.com/cambsunwrapped

www.instagram.com/cambridgeunwrapped/

www.twitter.com/cambsunwrapped

8-year-old Elle raises money to support homeless people with new Christmas single

Capturing the heart of the Country with her beautiful new single ‘It’s Christmas’, Elle is only 8-years-old, but proves that talent can be found at any age.

A percentage of all money raised from downloads goes directly to the charity Shelter. With the added songwriting talent of Elle’s hairdresser Saab Vancootan, the heartfelt Christmas single will melt your heart this Christmas with its powerful message.

On her emotive new single, Elle mentioned, “I just hope this song makes people think about homeless people this Christmas. It must be horrible to live on the streets and I just want to try and help them more if I can. Thank you to everyone who supports this fundraising campaign.”

Max Newton, head of community fundraiser for Shelter said, “It’s been a year of unbelievable difficulty for many people. The impact of the pandemic means that many people are facing homelessness for the first time; some will be forced to sleep on the streets this winter. Shelter is working hard to help those who are worst affected – but as growing numbers of people need our support, we need the support of the public.

Using a simple approach to convey the story, whenever you see the lyric ‘It’s Christmas’, you won’t only be thinking of Noddy Holder from Slade anymore.

We need more humans like Elle…

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellesangellittlestar/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellesangellittlestar/
Website: https://www.ellesangellittlestar.co.uk/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5UGmeIaJfyyhdOqRmnTec6?si=_gkrhZntR-CA1Qcf-JeuGg
Apple: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/its-christmas/1539860492?i=1539860708
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1nvGLm1h9o

Check out the latest episode of The Quite Great Radio Show

Episode 3 of ‘Just Checking In’ is now out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pNt2GF_LcA&t=197s

Michael Cooke finds his identity with latest album release ‘Doin’ Alright’

Michael Cooke’s recently-released debut album ‘Doin’ Alright‘ is doing more than alright. An exceptional release that finally helps Cooke find his own identity after a years of looking in different industries; his story doesn’t start with music. Having had his hopes dashed of becoming an Olympic athlete, Michael turned to acting.

To keep you fully in the loop, Michael has an identical twin who is always in the acting industry. Coming up against his own twin for the same roles, Michael still became a successful actor, and has featured in films ‘Now You See Me 2‘ and ‘Outpost 3‘ to name a few.

‘Doin’ Alright’ is an 8 track release straight from the heart. Soul-bearing and securing a strong indie persona, the album hears all of Michael’s influences under one roof. Somewhere between the sound of the 60’s while still sounding refreshingly like the present, the album resides in a folk come indie rock atmosphere.

Listen to ‘Doin’ Alright’ below, we’re certain it’ll brighten your day.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelcookemusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelcookeofficial/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-830073447-182196885
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5MxyKC6glppKNIXoR0mbaI?si=W5vd0Nv6QG-JTpO9lBUOjw
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRp-OTMQGvxHX3Cp1C1dx_g/videos

Check out the latest episode of The Quite Great Radio Show: 

Taken from his 2019 album ‘Night to Myself’, ‘Piccadilly’ sees Kiey swap Ho Chi Minh City for London

Electro-pop artist Kiey is currently based in the heart of Vietnam. Influenced by different surroundings to create electro-pop ballad ‘Piccadilly’, you can guess where the most inspiration comes from. After spending three years studying in London, ‘Piccadilly’ is a transcending single that will hit close to home with listeners wherever you are. Bathed in cultural elements, the track is coated in sensational electro-pop sensibilities that feel influenced by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Sia and Troye Sivan. 

A stunning mix of melancholic textures, Kiey’s vocals soar through a dream-pop soundscape with ease. ‘Piccadilly’ is a warming introduction into Kiey’s stunning music. Released for Halloween just gone, the haunting visuals for the mesmerising single are truly captivating. 

Dive into Kiey’s music head first, you won’t be disappointed. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kieymusician
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kieymusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiey_nature/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ryanvia/tracks
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EUXxplcFbismt2ccPQNHd
Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kiey/1269595540
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHz0EcKVq-8

Watch Quite Great TV’s Weekly Monkjack Round Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3pvM4f3ubA&t=7s

Arctic Monkeys unveil plans for new live album to raise money for War Child

Set to release a new live album this December, the news of Arctic Monkeys‘ return is blowing up social media. Out December 4th, the album was recorded at the band’s show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Raising money for WarChild, all proceeds from the show went to the charity, and the proceedings from the album release will too.

Arctic Monkeys stated, “On June 7 2018 we played a special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall,” they wrote. “All proceeds from that night were donated to War Child in support of the vital work they do protecting, educating & rehabilitating children who have experienced the trauma of conflict and the horror of war.”

Armed with a trailer to gear fans up even more, Christmas has certainly come early!

Soul & Funk legends Crack of Dawn team up with Soul diva Melba Moore to release stunning new single ‘Tiempo’

With over forty years of funk under their belt, Canadian soul powerhouses Crack of Dawn are veterans on the scene.

The titans of Soul have teamed up with the incredible Melba Moore to bring us brand new single Tiempo.

The female flair which Melba Moore adds to Tiempo elevates the tune to a whole new realm. Filled with emotion and pain, Tiempo is a stunning single from this dream team.

Soul diva Melba Moore is a four time Grammy® nominee and winner of the 1970 Tony Award®, for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie.

Both a musical and Broadway legend Melba Moore lends her incredible vocal abilities and funky flair to Tiempo. With a massive eleven top ten US hits, Melba Moore is one of Pop music’s most enduring talents.

Crack of Dawn are legends in their own right. The Canadian powerhouses became the first ever Black Canadian band to sign with a major label, having joined Columbia in 1975.

After a period apart, Crack of Dawn reunited for a concert at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in 2012. The group began working on a new album shortly after; with a lineup of old and new, the soulful legends were back and better than ever.

Tiempo, translating as ‘time’ in Spanish, is a grooving Soul track written by Dennis Nieves and Michael Dunston. Tiempo tells the tale of two lovers needing time to find themselves again after a tumultuous split. A soulful and emotive single, combining some of the best talents in the Soul & Funk genres, this track is truly unstoppable.

Follow Crack of Dawn and listen to Tiempo today

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Website

Soundcloud

Spotify

Youtube

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Former Eurovision contender Waterflower releases industry-bending new single ‘Palm vs Palm’

To distinguish Waterflower as a unique artist is rather an understatement when considering her methods behind making music.

With a similar sound to that of Bjork and FKA Twigs, Latvian-born art student Sabine Moore (AKA Waterflower) is bending industry norms by using plants to produce her songs (Yes, plants).

Watch: Waterflower’s latest single, ‘Palm vs Palm’.

From using electromagnetic pulses to extract melodies from plants, to playing them live on stage as a living keyboard, Waterflower’s approach to making music is something we’ve never seen before.

“I started working with plant synthesisers in 2015 when I saw the Kickstarter project for the Ototo Synthesiser. I decided that this is what ‘Waterflower’ is all about, playing with plants as synthesiser keys.”

WATERFLOWER, ON HER INTRODUCTION TO PLANT-BASED MUSIC.

‘Palm vs Palm’ is the latest example of her work that previously saw her just miss out on representing her home nation at Eurovision. With the song title derived from the plant which she used to make it, Waterflower’s latest tune is a cacophony of delicate strings, wobbling synthesisers, thudding drums and effortlessly controlled vocals.

Having toured Europe, receiving rave reviews from the likes of The Playground and Resonance FM, Waterflower’s individuality and creativity has seen her gain significant attention.

From the looks of ‘Palm vs Palm’, Waterflower’s upcoming album Balta Gaisma will be innovative, experimental and somewhat extraordinary.

Check out ‘Palm vs Palm’ as part of the new album set to drop on September 28th, or listen now on all major streaming platforms.


Follow Waterflower to keep updated on all her new releases here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WaterflowerMusic

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

Website: http://www.waterflower.lv

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/waterflower

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3hC37A4FC6LS41h5E7VUk7

Youtube: http://youtube.com/waterflower

Bandcamp: https://waterflower.bandcamp.com/

Words: Ellis Maddison.

Father-son duo ‘Uneven Stevens’ hit headlines, proving how music PR companies are here to help.

Made redundant last summer, Richard Stevens was left without work. In a stressful situation, his son Oscar decided that they should write a song to send to employers asking them to look beyond the CV and at the person behind the paper.

Amazingly, after hearing ‘Paper Me’, one employer hired Richard Stevens, who now finally has a job after 200 failed applications.

The father-son duo also asked music PR company Quite Great to listen to their song. As an unsigned, one-song band, Uneven Stevens were likely to receive little recognition, but after hearing the heartwarming story, Quite Great gave the band the platform they deserved.

Now, Richard’s story of finding employment through music has reached the upper echelons of UK and Irish press. With headlines in The Scottish HeraldThe Belfast Telegraph and ITV News, as well as broadsheet mentions in The Metro, The Sun and The Star, Uneven Stevens have proven why unsigned artists should always reach out to music PR companies like Quite Great.

‘Paper Me’, and the touching story behind it, is the definition of a feel-good tune and a great example of the music industry pulling together in hard times.

Listen to Paper Me now-

Find and support the iconic father/son duo Uneven Stevens.

Facebook
Soundcloud
Spotify

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Bruce Williamson, former Temptations frontman, has died from coronavirus

Original Article

Bruce Williamson, best known as the former frontman of legendary soul group The Temptations, has died aged 49.

The singer died on Sunday (September 6) at his home in Las Vegas after battling the coronavirus, TMZ reports.

Williamson’s death was confirmed by his son, who paid tribute to his father on social media.

“There’s no words in the world that can express how I feel right now,” Bruce Williamson Jr. wrote on Facebook. “I love you Daddy thank you for being awesome thank you for being loving thank you for being who you are I pray to God and we will meet again.”

Born on September 28, 1970, in Compton, California, Williamson joined The Temptations in 2006 and performed with the group until 2015, singing lead on their albums ‘Back To The Front’ and ‘Still Here’.

He was also a part of the group, known for their iconic hits ‘My Girl’, ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’ and ‘Get Ready’, when President George W. Bush invited them to perform at the White House for a celebration of Black History Month in February 2008.

Speaking in a 2013 interview, Williamson credited his background in the church for creating the foundation for him to become a member of The Temptations.

“After seven years as a Temptation I am still in awe,” he said at the time, “and I can remember the first time I performed with the group: at a millionaire’s private birthday party, on a small stage that was erected on his tennis courts.”

Thoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this difficult time.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

64% of UK Musicians are considering quitting, new study finds

Original Article

A new study has claimed that a staggering 64 per cent of musicians in the UK are considering leaving the profession due to the financial impact of coronavirus.

The stark outlook comes from booking site Encore, which surveyed 560 musicians to understand how the pandemic has affected them financially.

On average, musicians have lost £11,300 from cancellations since March 2020 and 87 per cent of them have fewer gigs booked for August-December 2020 than the same period in 2019.

When the statistics are broken down even further, the research also reveals that young female musicians have 34 per cent fewer gigs booked for 2020 than men.

It is also claimed that pop singers are the worst affected, losing an average of £19,900 in earnings as a result of cancellations since March 2020.

According to Encore, many musicians are falling through the gaps of financial support too – with 41 per cent failing to qualify for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Covid-19 has had an undeniably disastrous affect on the music industry and its musicians, with independent artists being hit the hardest. These new statistics demonstrate the reality of just how hard musicians have been hit.

Reported By Jessica Rowe