UK Rock Band, Primyl Vinyl, Ready To Take Centre Stage With ‘Baby Steps’

THE band to watch…huge choruses” – Tom Salmon, BBC Introducing

“Riff-based guitar music at its absolute best, well-crafted songs…truly excellent” – Get into This

Primyl Vinyl are ready to storm into the centre of the UK music scene and blow fans away with their new single ‘Baby Steps’. The trio formed whilst they were all studying in Liverpool, but they are now spread out across the UK. From Peterborough (Matt, lead vocals and guitar) to Fareham (Steve, vocals and lead guitar) to Barrow-in-Furness (Nahum, drummer and vocalist) the band are miles apart…but this won’t stop them from making their mark!

‘Baby Steps’ looks to cement them as THE rock band to take note of in 2020. Although their legendary live shows are temporarily postponed, the new track combines riffs, electronic earthquakes and vocals that compensate for the loss of seeing the trio play live.

LISTEN TO PRIMYL VINYL ON SOUNDCLOUD NOW

Primyl Vinyl create their songs as both a unifying experience for their legions of fans across the UK and to help deal cathartically with individual mental health issues, as well as wider social anxieties – with ‘Baby Steps’ comes a message to stay grounded, whatever is happening in the world around you. 

Here’s what Matt has to say: Having witnessed first-hand the internal mental battles of two people very close to me, I started to write more consciously to open this topic up – to make it feel more normal to discuss; to make our gigs feel like a sanctuary to reflect and then to forget it for 40 minutes. Music has to mean something to somebody, or else what is the point?

Despite currently mourning the loss, via a puncture wound, of their inflatable whale mascot Jeremy (who hadn’t missed a 2019 gig!) the band recorded their latest track in an old barn to capture the reverb and energy of their live shows. Though Jeremy is only a cherished memory, Primyl Vinyl are in it for the long run.

SOCIAL LINKS

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

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

Website: https://www.musicglue.com/primylvinyl/

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/user-861732219

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/rryl4fv

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UCgPyGAYJXRsBdbSLkMXty1g

Faith and Glory: Italian Fingerstyle Master Gabor Lesko’s Glorious New Track Recognised By Jazz FM

Gabor Lesko has had a very successful career as a session musician in Italy (playing, producing and arranging several soundtracks for TV and film) as well as writing guitar tutorial books published by Carisch, an Italian publisher. He’s also established a solo career as a musician in his own right!

Fingerfusion Project is his latest album and it’s a demonstration of his insane talent as a writer and guitar virtuoso. It takes on elements of Jazz, Prog and Rock, bringing them together effortlessley. One of the tracks from the album ‘Faith and Glory’ made it as Jazz FM’s ‘Track of the Week’ recently.

LISTEN TO ‘FAITH AND GLORY’ ON SPOTIFY

Gabor and his band skirt on the edges of jazz highlighted with some brilliant sax courtesy of Eric Marienthal, but ultimately take more of a progressive approach with moving time signatures and fluid chord structures that keep the listener on their toes. 

Social Links

Facebook: https://it-it.facebook.com/gaborleskoguitar/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gaborlesko

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

Website: www.gaborlesko.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5H2zMgin7XIH5YFqg7U20p

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1ZLp2njzJkLlgeVVxtZqFuEzgP5FNXDv

‘Italian Fingerstyle Master’ Alberto Lombardi Releases Epic Acoustic Ballad Inspired by Dante’s Inferno

“Italian Fingerstyle Master” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“The record is killing, such great musicianship!”– Nile Rodgers

“Acoustic Maestro…thrilling acoustic work. The Italian ace deploys his immense technique to serve the song, not the reverse” – Pete Prown, Vintage Guitar Magazine

Alberto Lombardi’s latest single ‘Start Again’ is an intense single with lyrics pulled from some of the most beautiful lines of the Italian poet Dante’s Inferno. Dante imagines that Ulysses sails to unknown shores with his men, instead of going back to Itaca, leading them beyond the pillars of Hercules where the world was believed to end. His speech to persuade them to endure the challenge is a literary milestone and shines a light on the human soul’s infinite capabilities.

Ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza”  [“we were born to pursue virtue and knowledge”]

LISTEN TO ‘START AGAIN’ ON SOUNDCLOUD

‘Start Again’ is a rich, epic ballad with revelatory guitar work and powerful lyrics about a fresh start after overcoming challenges, reflecting some of the most beautiful lines in literary history. Coupled with a superb video, it shimmers with the timeless sound of bands like The Eagles and a Sting-like vocal, whilst feeling completely contemporary.

Alberto Lombardi has already built a huge fan base with his expressive guitar playing and rich songwriting, including celebrities like Chic’s Nile Rodgers and legendary engineer Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen; David Bowie; Rolling Stones).

WATCH THE ‘START AGAIN’ VIDEO HERE

‘Start Again’ is taken from the forthcoming album, Home, which is currently available to support via crowdfunding here: http://sostieni.link/23630

Social Links

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/albertolombardimusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LombardiAlberto

Instagram: www.instagram.com/albertolombardimusic

Website: www.albertolombardi.com

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/albertolombardimusic               https://soundcloud.com/albertolombardimusic/startagain

Youtube: www.youtube.com/albertolombardimusic

Self-styled Enigma Simon D James Emerges From The Yorkshire Catacombs with ‘My Everything’

Simon D James has been described as mysterious and an enigma – a sensitive chameleon with a social conscience. Born as the son on 70s one hit wonder Brendon (‘Gimmie Some’), Simon learnt to play guitar in his teens and has been writing music ever since. Following his travels around the globe with nothing but a backpack and a guitar, the style presented in ‘My Everything’ expresses an absorption of inspiration – whether from spending time with babas in India, or volunteering in the Calais jungle (a migrant encampment rooted in the north of France), the track reinforces his claims as one of the most alluring musicians around.

Tucked away in an estate in Devon, Simon studied music in (what he describes as) a bizarre contemporary arts college. It was here he went on to contemplate many styles of music, and further his understanding of the conceptual ways of thinking about art. However, it wasn’t until late 2017 when his focus shifted to recording music after a cancer scare forced him to re-evaluate his priorities in life.

The track ‘My Everything’ began life as an improvised jam with friends on a venture to Mexico City, before being traversed across the Atlantic where it was pieced together in an even more abstract location at Greenmount Studios – located in the catacombs of a church in Leeds. The engineers at the studio – Jamie Lockheart and Lee Smith, who also produced and arranged the EP, actually learnt how to play the violin with a saw-blade to record the piece and is just one example of an unusual choral ambience which remains overwhelmingly powerful, even after repeated listens.

Website: https://simondjames.com/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2jCqedwOGGT8j5iGE7iRcd?si=YQpDA0K-TKetJW27CF41Jw

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SimonDJamesMusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrSimonDJames

Instagram: www.instagram.com/simondjamesmusic

Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser Welcome Back Guilt-Free Shredding!

Building up from the rawest foundations, the element which holds the truest translation to musical competency is fire. Fire is synonymous with belief, and perhaps the most identifiable embodiment of belief is the guitar. Founder of Boston’s BUFU record label and sole fixed member of DeGreaser, Ben Katzman has been looking to bring the glory of feel-good rock back to the masses.

Self personification is paramount to success, and at the heart of the philosophy he wants to portray. So what does that entail? For one, individuality is the most valuable commodity that a musician can possess. Stemming from a mantra at the forefront of success is to remember that music is about having a good time above all else, and that you shouldn’t be afraid to be yourself.

From the humble beginnings of being a 9 year old full of anger, problems mounting due to struggling with an inability to express one-self, Ben found an outlet for his frustration through writing music. Now returning for his second full-length solo project -“Quarter Life Crisis”, there is no self-evident baggage of turbulent meaning weighing down what is in essence a straight up rock record.

Indeed, his label seemed to begin from similar territory. Ben had enrolled in Boston’s Berklee College of Music, but had remained unable to relate to the lessons being taught as a means to flourish musically. Starting out with making tapes out of his dorm room, BUFU has worked its way up to being an internationally distributed source, with material sitting in stores all over the world. Now, a number of albums have received note from independent to major press outlets such as Sub Pop and Warner Brothers.

Above all else, Ben respects any band whose success wasn’t handed to them. DeGreaser is a concept that is proud to be what it is. Having felt that rock has become a genre that now takes itself too seriously – losing that sense of ridiculousness from its forefathers, what’s on offer is diverse and plentiful, and above all seemingly a very honest interpretation of the man himself.

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIhoC557bGpA-TJTQR2cD2Q

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chillinmadhard

Instagram: @bkdegreaser69

Website: www.benkatzman.com

River Child invites us under the ‘Lone City Lights’

Single taken from upcoming  debut EP ‘Start Over Again’
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A thoughtful singer songwriter based in North London, River Child is the creator of original indie-folk tunes with a soulful edge.
An ex-busker who got so much good feedback from his pavement performances he decided to take to the studio, with second single ‘Lone City Lights’ coming next.
Brilliant in its simplicity, the track marries a vocal reminiscent of Dylan with an upbeat shuffle rhythm which belies the darker lyrics, as well as mixing acoustic and jangling electric guitar to great effect. You can hear the song here:

Looking to build on his burgeoning reputation with this single, River Child is working hard on the London scene to keep turning heads – and with top quality, accessible music like this it shouldn’t be long until more and more eyes are on him.
Produced by Ian Wallman, this is music easy on the ear but written from the heart – a soulful reminder of how affecting a simple chord/melody combination can be.
‘Lone City Lights’ is out on January 19th
Find River Child online:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/riverchildmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/child_river
Instagram: riverchildpics

Baluji Shrivastav Presents The Inner Vision Orchestra UK Tour

As seen at the 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony with Coldplay – blind and partially sighted musicians to play live around the UK
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.
The Inner Vision Orchestra are preparing themselves for a full UK tour later this year.
Baluji is excited about the upcoming tour “Each member of the Inner Vision orchestra has an extraordinary story to tell about the power of music in their lives, for example, our Iranian singer Fereshteh’s parents told her that if she would perform in public they would pour petrol on her and set it alight, but nothing and no-one will stop Fereshteh from singing. It is about amazing people using music to give their lives direction and purpose.”
Their moving and uplifting music will make these live dates truly unforgettable.  The tour will be featured in a full length documentary film.
 
Tour dates:
Leeds  – South Asian Arts Centre –  Saturday 5th July 7 – 9 pm – http://www.saa-uk.org/whatson/Inner_Vision_Orchestra-05-07-2014
London  – Rich Mix  – 25th September
Exeter  – Barnfield Theatre  – 10th October.
Suffolk – New Wolsey – 18th October
Further dates to be confirmed – see links below for more information.
Links:
http://balujimusicfoundation.org/about_us/inner-vision.php
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inner-Visions-Band/127980215996

Derek Ryan ‘100 Numbers’ UK Single Release!

Irish country star set to release his new single in the UK on 24th March taken from new album ‘Country Soul’, out now.

 Front cover of cd

Derek Ryan’s career has already been an unquestionable success. He signed to WarnerMusic at the age of 17 with his band D-Side and went on to make a multi-platinum selling record with ‘Real World’. He has also been nominated for several Meteor Awards in Ireland and has had global success with a number 1 single in Japan. Derek has already gained 3 top 10 hits in the UK, and is now looking to further establish himself  with the release of his new single ‘100 Numbers’ following the UK release of his new album Country Soul.
He commands a very loyal following of fans who have known and loved him since his D-Side days! The ‘Official Derek Ryan Fanclub’ Facebook is constantly buzzing with praise and love for Derek, along with a vibrant Twitter feed which keeps his fans hooked on his new gigs and music.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/derekryanmusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derekryanfanclubofficial
The track itself is a clear nod to his Irish country and folk music roots but also has an unmistakeable pop tone too with a very hooky melody and a catchy rhythm that is hard to shake!
Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_48VtJ4sjg
‘100 Numbers’ was, like most of Ryan’s music, self-penned. The lyrics speak of being surrounded by people once he’d moved to London to continue his career, but still suffering from homesickness and missing those he is closest to. It was inspired by a tough time in his life when he was living in a bedsit in the city and desperately wanted to get back to his home in Ireland and continue making the music which he loves and has grown up with.
These feelings came despite the ‘100 Numbers’ in his phone, and there was no one who could help him shake his thoughts of home. The song is therefore a look into Derek’s own journey out of loneliness and back to his roots both musically and personally.
Musically ‘100 Numbers’ is quite layered with a number of different instruments being used throughout to give it a warmth characteristic of Derek’s music. In terms of comparison, the Westlife pop style is tempting but it has a more contemporary Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling pop folk feel to it whilst retaining a traditional flavour.