Welcome Back Crack of Dawn!

It really is with great pleasure that I get to announce the return of Canadian soul veterans, Crack of Dawn.

After a hiatus that lasted a few years too many, Alvin Jones, Greg Gooding, Carl Harvey, Michael Dunston and Trevor Daley have once again been doing what it is they do best, and the results are simply wonderful. The new album is a collection of songs both old and new that will delight fans of all ages. The music nods towards the classic sounds of Parliament and Earth Wind and Fire, but injects it with a fresh, contemporary edge that borrows from the more recent sounds of Bruno Mars and his funk obsessed entourage.

Listen to new single Spotlight here: https://soundcloud.com/user-956988938/8-spotlight/s-NwcPC#t=11:09

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To accuse Crack of Dawn as being a collective of experienced musicians would be putting it mildly.  Guitarist and producer Carl Harvey has been lead-guitarist with Toots & the Maytals since their 1980 “Live at Hammersmith” album, sharing in their Grammy win in 2004. His work with Toots & the Maytals included world tour support slots with the likes of The Rolling Stones and Santana. Also aboard is Rupert Harvey, founder of Canada’s most successful reggae band, Messenjah, not to mention, sax player, Alvin Jones; trombonist, Trevor Daley who has played with reggae behemoths, Third World; the Latin tones of trumpeter Alexis Baro; keyboardist Bela Hayman; drummer Carl Otway, bassist Charles Sinclair who has played with Al Green, and, not leastly, the generously-buttered soulful voice of Michael Dunston, an aural experience like dipping your head in whipped cream. Like the greatest of funk and rhythm and blues bands, they work as a breathtakingly agile unit, more of a force of nature than a band.

Like pouring moonlight in one ear and sunshine into the other, this is true soul and funk music, performed by a band at the height of their powers playing their own instruments and bringing the glories of their past to the present day.”

Keep up with Crack of Dawn here!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoNzxEP5sJc

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crackofdawnofficial/?hl=en

Website: https://www.crackofdawn.ca/ 

 

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Reggae Rock Group – UK Album Tour

They may live thousands of miles from Bob Marley’s native Jamaica, but The Floating Bridges have been inspired by the legendary reggae artist to make music, and, combining the recognisable rhythms with heavy guitar, they have made it their own. The band – who describe their reggae-infused rock as “Red Hot Chili Peppers meets Bob Marley” – have already been highlighted as one to watch, having been featured on Triple J Unearthed, the one-stop shop for finding the best new music from Down Under.

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The Floating Bridges have made a name for themselves in their native Queensland, working with local legend Brian Goodworth and receiving praise from Australian icon Jimmy Barnes when they supported him in concert. Their debut album, ‘Chasing Sunsets’, made an impact on its release in 2012, and gained the band a dedicated following. Now, ‘Creatures of Leisure ’is set to bring further success for the dreadlock-wearing members of the band.

The Floating Bridges are touring the UK from 17th July  – not be to missed!

Dates:

July 23rd – Secret Garden Party – Cambridgeshire

July 24th – The Farmers Arms – St. Merryn, Cornwall

July 25th – The Ohana Bar – Newquay, Cornwall

July 26th – The Beach BBQ – Bude, Cornwall

July 29th – Treyarnon Bay YHA – Constantine, Cornwall

July 31st – The Marisco – Woolacombe, Devon

Aug 2nd – Pig and Fiddle – Buttcombe, Bath

Aug 7th – Gaunts House – Dorset

Aug 8th – The Prince Albert – Stroud, Glos

Aug 13th – Mr Wolfs – Bristol

Aug 16th – Boomtown Fair, Winchester

Aug 21st – Cult Cafe – Ipswich

Links:

Website: www.thefloatingbridges.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefloatingbridges?ref=hl

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oGa1YXNlE

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thefloatingbridges

2Nice New single ‘Sunlight’

Astoundingly versatile in his songwriting skills, London singer/songwriter, rapper and fusion artist, 2Nice is the kind of artist that only comes along every once in a while. His incredible fusion of reggae, pop, hip-hop and drum ‘n’ bass has been setting him apart for several years now, building true credibility in the underground urban scene.

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Since winning the 2008 award for ’UK Unsigned Best Reggae/Dancehall Act’,  2Nice’s momentum and reputation has been growing thanks to his innate talent for bringing together and blending styles. His buzz is such that urban music royalty are sitting up and taking notice, with fans and collaborators including Congo Natty, Luciano, Tinie Tempah, Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Mark Morrison and more.

Gritty and raw while still having a polished sheen, ‘Sunlight’ is a single which could well see 2Nice break through from cult status to the mainstream. It’s truly impressive work from a brave and innovative artist not afraid to try new things.

All the more impressive, 2Nice does all this while suffering the debilitating effects of epilepsy. Using music in his everyday battle to overcome the condition, 2Nice finds the creative process soothing – allowing him to turn his thoughts away from an illness he has found it hard to come to terms with.

With his genuinely unique blend of genres, ‘Sunlight’ is just the first assault 2Nice is readying for the mainstream UK music industry this year. Hold on to your hats for 2015.

And now, with new single ‘Sunlight’ release on QW-KEYMUSIC it’s set to show the world exactly how it sounds when pop, rap, reggae and EDM are drawn together, his star will continue to rise:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/2NiceOfficial?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/2nicemusic

https://soundcloud.com/2nice-2