Composer Toni Castells draws inspiration from modern social epidemic for Neo-Classical concert releasing ‘HHUMANN X’

Topical themes are often a good source of inspiration due to the immediate emotional connection you establish with your audience. For Neo-Classical composer Toni Castells, it was the work set out by former MP Jo Cox’s Commission of Loneliness (which divulged that more than 9 million people are affected by loneliness in the UK alone) that has inspired his latest release ‘HHUMANN X‘.

Toni Castells

Toni Castells

While initial innovation came largely from his teachers at music school, Castells’ overall sound was developed from a foundation of classical training combined with an inventive use of modern technology to produce a mixture of dreamy, cinematic and poetic soundscapes.

His music has since been described as “Morricone meets Satie” by Michael Haas, producer of prize-winning recordings with major classical artists including Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Barenboim, Cecilia Bartoli and Luciano Pavarotti.

With this album’s themes centred around the subject of a paradox that highlights a growing social isolation in times of technological hyper-connectedness, the premier performance at LSO St Luke’s in Barbican (20th October) is also set to feature More Than Just a Choira community choir based in North London that works with people suffering from mental illness and social isolation.

The choir will appear towards the end of the piece and they’ll be unknowingly sitting amongst the audience before their entry.  This staging metaphor is designed to strengthen the idea that isolation and mental illness are invisible to most of us.

LEAD SINGER OF ‘THE STYLISTICS’ EBAN BROWN ANNOUNCES UK TOUR & CHARITY OPENING NIGHT

Acclaimed vocalist and musician Eban Brown has announced his 2015 UK tour and Opening Night Charity Event for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Best known as the lead singer of ‘The Stylistics’, Eban’s news is sure to be excitedly received by old and new fans alike.

“It is with great honour that I announce my 2015 UK Tour as a solo artist. I have written and produced a song entitled “Eyes of a Child” for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Families need the assistance and great care that GOSH can provide, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile cause. As a parent myself, the thought of your child being ill is unbearable but through the help of others, we can all be making a contribution to help in some small way! All proceeds from “Eyes of a Child” will benefit the children of Great Ormond Street Hospital, with 100% of profits going to the UK’s only academic biomedical research centre specialising in paediatrics.“- Eban Brown

TOUR DATES
6TH MARCH 2015, THE BROADWAY THEATRE, BARKING, ESSEX
8TH MARCH 2015, LOMAX, LIVERPOOL
13TH MARCH 2015, THE HARLINGTON, FLEET, HAMPSHIRE
14TH MARCH 2015, BAKEWELL TOWN HALL, DERBY
17TH MARCH 2015, THE GLEE CLUB, BIRMINGHAM
18TH MARCH 2015, BIERKELLER THEATRE, BRISTOL
27TH MARCH 2015, THE HUB THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
28TH MARCH 2015, PLYMOUTH GUILDHALL, PLYMOUTH
4TH APRIL 2015, GLEMSFORD SOCIAL CLUB, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK
6TH APRIL 2015, TOWNGATE THEATRE, BASILDON, ESSEX

Caleidra taking a tour of High Schools!

Caleidra is a young singer songwriter, who is a multi-instrumentalist with powerful raw vocal talent. Well no wonder her EP ‘Another Day’ saw so much success.
Check out this video to get an introduction to Caleidra:

To mark her 18th birthday, the young singer songwriter will be completing a tour of several high schools in the hope of inspiring other promising talent to grab their dreams of being a part of the music industry and to promote her own new found success.
The tour will also follow on from her finishing her own ‘A’ Levels, signing a global publishing deal and having one of her songs played nationally on an advert for ‘Talk Talk’ (sponsors of the X Factor!)
17 year old Caleidra first appeared on TV after a song she wrote for her GCSE music exam led to her being snapped up by one of the world’s most successful producers, John McLaughlin (Busted, 911, Westlife), and also Jud Mahoney (Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown). With added assistance from Co-writer Sara Eker (Atomic Kitten, Honeyz, Dannii Minogue).
You can find Caleidra on the Internet at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caleidra | http://www.caleidra.com | https://twitter.com/caleidra13 | https://www.facebook.com/Caleidra | https://www.youtube.com/user/Caleidra | https://soundcloud.com/caleidra
Aside from these achievements, Caleidra has appeared on ITV Granada Reports, performed live on BBC Radio Manchester, been featured on ITV Daybreak, in teen magazines Mizz, Shout and MyBliss, Indie Music Mag and Music Week and described in the national press as:
‘Musically gifted’ (The Independent) ‘A grade A hit’ (The Metro) ‘A bright future ahead’ (The Times) ‘Something special’ (The Guardian) ‘Gifted Teenager’ (Indie Music Mag) ‘She looks like a pop star, she sounds like a pop star’ (ITV) ‘Brilliant! Absolutely Brilliant!’ (BBC Radio) ‘Teen Star’ (Mizz Magazine) ‘Talented Songwriter’ (Music Week)
With over 10,000 fans on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/caleidra), a 1/4 million views on http://www.youtube.com/caleidra, 5000 followers on Twitter (http://twitter.com/caleidra13) and an EP produced by one of the world’s greatest producers, John McLaughlin, Caleidra is certainly an artist to watch out for.
See below for all the dates of her upcoming Schools Tour:
JUNE
MON 30: BRADFORD : TITUS SALT SCHOOL
HIGHER COACH ROAD, BAILDON, SHIPLEY, WEST YORKS BD17 5RH
JULY
TUES 1: NEWCASTLE : WALBOTTLE CAMPUS
HEXHAM ROAD, WALBOTTLE, NEWCASTLE NE15 9TP
NEWCASTLE: HEWORTH GRANGE COMMUNITY ACADEMY
HIGH LANES, GATESHEAD, TYNE AND WEAR NE10 OPT
WED 2: NEWCASTLE : THOMAS HEPBURN COMMUNITY ACADEMY
SWARDS ROAD, FELLING, GATESHEAD NE10 9UZ
THU 3: BARNSLEY : NETHERWOOD ALC
DOVE VALLEY WAY, WOMBWELL, BARNSLEY S73 8FE
FRI 4: BARNSLEY : THE DEARNE ALC
GOLDTHORPE ROAD, GOLDTHORPE, ROTHERHAM, S. YORKS S63 9EW
MON 7: MANCHESTER : PRESTWICH ARTS COLLEGE
HEYS ROAD, PRESTWICH, MANCHESTER M25 1JZ
TUE 8: DRONFIELD : THE DRONFIELD SCHOOL
GREEN LANE, DRONFIELD, SHEFFIELD S18 2FZ
WED 9: BRADFORD : HANSON SCHOOL
SUTTON AVENUE, SWAIN HOUSE ROAD, BRADFORD BD2 1JP
THU 10: WOLVERHAMPTON : MORETON SCHOOL
OLD FALLINGS LANE, BUSHBURY, WOLVERHAMPTON WV10 8BY
FRI 11: MANCHESTER : POYNTON HIGH SCHOOL
POYNTON HIGH SCHOOL, YEW TREE LANE, POYNTON, STOCKPORT SK12 1PU
The tour follows a highly successful first UK schools tour in February where she played to over 4000 pupils. Having already performed in front of thousands of people during two concerts at the Etihad Stadium, at Winterfest in Glasgow, the Salford Music Festival, Dry Live (during the Manchester International Festival) and Roadhouse alongside hosting her own radio show every Saturday on North Manchester 106.6 FM, Caleidra even at such a young age appears to be one of the hardest working artists in the industry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caleidra | http://www.caleidra.com | https://twitter.com/caleidra13 | https://www.facebook.com/Caleidra | https://www.youtube.com/user/Caleidra | https://soundcloud.com/caleidra