‘From the Shallows’ – a new album from Alexander Wolfe

A singer-songwriter who never fails to impress, it gives us great pleasure to let you know that Alexander Wolfe’s new album ‘From the Shallows’ is out now on iTunes and other online stores.

The album, which opens with ‘Trick of the Light’ above, sees Wolfe return to fuller, more rounded arrangements after the pared down acoustic second album ‘Skeletons’.

This rebuild has taken in full orchestrations, from horn sections, strings and more, to lend a depth his music hasn’t felt before. It helps that the light and shade offered by those extra layers is used perfectly, not overly ‘in your face’ but there when it needs to be.

As a third album, this really feels like an artist hitting his stride – this could be the year Alexander Wolfe gets the attention he deserves.

‘Young Girl’ single out today from Ricky on Guitar feat. McLean

Having worked with top producers such as Grammy award winning T-Wiz (Chris Brown, Frank Ocean, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini), the interestingly monikered Ricky on Guitar is an artist on the rise in the UK at the moment. His latest single, featuring an artist whose own profile is growing, is called ‘Young Girl’.

Something of a callback to harmony based urban pop, it’s a well produced tune which fits perfectly with the summer vibes of the weather in the last couple of days.

If you like what you hear, support this excellent new artist by heading over to iTunes and getting yourself a copy.

http://www.rickyonguitar.com/

Album review: ‘It Is What It Is’ – Songs for Mr Sloane

Available now on iTunes, the new album from Songs For Mr Sloane is certainly one that should at least be sampled by anyone pertaining to be a music fan.

Steered by Peter Dale (vocals, guitars, keys) who has worked with some huge industry names, with the help of bassist Guy Snook, the pair have been able to pull together a motley band of fantastic musicians from different backgrounds.

This blend leads to an album which comes at you from all sides. It doesn’t much matter whether you like, indie, blues, soul, funk, jazz or pop, there will be a track or two in here for you. And in the process of listening through it, you might just find a taste for something new.

In a music industry where bands are pigeonholed to within an inch of their life, Songs for Mr Sloane are a breath of fresh musicalness.

Music competition: auditions for Open Mic UK 2015 are announced!

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions for Open Mic UK 2015! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 15 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!

 

Enter the Open Mic UK 2015 singing auditions now for your chance to perform on stage in front of music industry judges!

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN MIC UK 2015

 

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists such as Luke Friend and Karen Hardy both of which have had chart success this year, Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music. Open Mic UK is an exciting competition to get involved in, and the music competition auditions for 2015 have just been announced!

OPEN MIC UK 2015 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS

 

Open Mic UK will be holding music competition auditions at the following regions for 2015! Book your audition now to secure your place! Enter Open Mic UK 2015 now!

 

Saturday 8th August 2015 National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Sunday 9th August 2015 Studio 25, 25 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PE.

Sunday 23rd August 2015 Marconi Social Club, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH (If using Sat Nav; CM2 9RX).

Sunday 23rd August 2015 Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.

Sunday 30th August 2015 The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB.

Sunday 30th August 2015 Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, S1 2JA.

Saturday 5th September 2015 TouchBase, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1EE.

Saturday 5th September 2015 The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove, Brighton, BN3 1AS.

Sunday 6th September 2015 Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF.

Sunday 6th September 2015 Engine Rooms, West Quay Road, Southampton, S015 1GZ.

Sunday 6th September 2015 The Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG.

Saturday 12th September 2015 Milton Keynes C.C., Strudwick Drive, Milton Keynes, MK6 2TG.

Saturday 12th September 2015 Britannia Hotel, St James Street, Nottingham, NG1 6BN.

Sunday 13th September 2015 Sub89, 110 – 117 Friar Street, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 1EP.

Sunday 13th September 2015 Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex, London, UB3 2UE.

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2015

 

The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!

 

Enter Open Mic UK 2015 now here!