Top 5 Ski Songs

Getting yourself ready for ski season? Flights booked? Packed and prepped? Of course! But how about that killer playlist for out on the slopes?

Take some inspiration from our Top 5 Ski Songs:

Mountain Sound – Of Monsters and Men

Landslide – Dixie Chicks

Shiver – Coldplay

Rising Phoenix – Yajna

Way Down We Go – Kaleo

Fireproof Giant find ‘A Place to Start’ with debut EP

Hot off the Circus, the EP is now available from bandcamp.com

Having been described as a “terrific four piece band” (The Times) whose music is “intense, haunting and pulsating” (The Independent), it is sure enough that Fireproof Giant are experiencing a whirlwind of recognition with the release of highly anticipated EP ‘A Place to Start’.

The EP has a refreshing, poignant sound with honest lyrical and musical influences. The soulful, charming vocals make for a relaxing composition which leaves the audience truly captivated. It is no surprise the EP is receiving such positive appreciation from fellow musicians including Coldplay front man, Chris Martin.

The making of ‘A Place to Start’ can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oYnr4z24cQ

Listen to the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/fireproofgiant/sets/a-place-to-start-ep

The EP opens with ‘Pandora’, an eerie, hypnotic piece which intrigues the listener, giving a taste of what else is on offer. Other tracks, ‘Gather You’ and ‘Cover Up’ are more upbeat with intricate guitar riffs and catchy hooks. However, title track, ‘A Place to Start’, is a powerful and moving piece about starting over again which includes a melodic piano and double bass accompaniment to give the single a more layered tone. Having been mastered by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin (Blur, Mark Ronson, The Who), the EP has a top quality, solid sound production.

The idea behind Fireproof Giant came from front man, Gareth Jones, who was writing and performing with Nofit State Circus, collaborating with numerous musicians from a variety of cultures globally. Audience demand for more music and live performances increased, resulting in the conception of Fireproof Giant. After touring with the circus and live theatre for 6 years the group decided to leave and pursue their musical ambitions producing raw, original and sincere pieces.

Fireproof Giant’s wealth of experience has seen their music played on Channel 4, S4C, BBC radio 2 and BBC London; with vast potential and support, 2014 could well be their year.

 

Fireproof Giant:

Gareth Jones – Lead vocals, guitar, piano, accordion, glockenspiel

Ashley John Long – Double bass, backing vocals

Joel Rees – Drums, trumpet, backing vocals

Cat Jones – Violin, backing vocals

 

Links:

http://www.fireproofgiant.com/

https://soundcloud.com/fireproofgiant

https://twitter.com/fireproofgiant

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV_2ZeTrKPaTYKKu71h3rmg

http://fireproofgiant.bandcamp.com/

Baluji Shrivastav Presents The Inner Vision Orchestra UK Tour – Summer/Autumn 2014

Renowned blind Indian maestro Baluji Shrivastav brings together this inspiring group of musicians from all over the world.

Baluji who is a world famous multi-instrumentalist and composer has recorded for dance, theatre, Western orchestra, Indian ensembles, Radio, TV and film, with music currently featured in Disney’s newest Film ‘Million Dollar Arm’ starring Jon Hamm from Madmen. He has recorded with celebrities such as, Massive Attack, Madness, Doves, Amorphous Androgynous, and on Shakira’s latest album. He has performed with great artists such as Stevie Wonder and Chris Martin. He also has his own Jazz ensemble Jazz Orient/Re-Orient and has recorded several albums of Indian Classical and fusion music.

This incredible orchestra of talented blind musicians from around the globe celebrates the power of music to transform lives. The Inner Vision Orchestra plays music from Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Japan, and soulful Gospel and Blues plus sublime Indian Ragas and Western Classical compositions.

Links:

http://balujimusicfoundation.org/about_us/inner-vision.php

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inner-Visions-Band/127980215996