Adam Lanceley helps out Brain and Spine Foundation with new EP

Records always seem to have a much greater impact when they’re devoted to a good cause, just think about the Military Wives for example. But now, singer-songwriter, Adam Lanceley has returned with another one, a new EP that is donating all its proceeds to the Brain And Spine Foundation.

This charity, in particular, is close to Adam’s heart as it is one he has raised money for in the past, running several 10k races and even the London marathon in their name. However, Adam had to come a long way before he reached this point.

As a child, a terrible car crash left Adam with seemingly irreparable damage to his head, and the doctors told his parents that he would never walk or talk again. As you can see, Adam proved them wrong and is now a hugely inspirational musician too.

Music became a form of therapy for Adam and he began to write music during his adolescent years, after picking up the guitar and learning some basic skills. Since then, Adam has produced a stunning back catalogue of 5 full length albums, Back To The Sunshine, the new EP being his sixth record.

The EP continues with Adam’s summery style, employing intricate guitar leads alongside well thought out lyrics where there is much more beneath the surface than originally meets the eye.

Check out more on Adam here:

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

https://www.facebook.com/adamlanceleymusic/?fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

‘Call Me The Moon’ by Mark L. Oakes

Belgian singer-songwriter, engineer and producer Mark L. Oakes is releasing the ideal soundtrack for what he calls a ‘karmic road trip’ with his debut album Call Me The Moon.

Mark’s home studio, tucked away in the Ardennes, provided the perfect location to record the album, whilst it was mastered in Los Angeles by Grammy award winner, Gavin Lurssen.

Oakes’ influences are clear once you listen to his music and he is keen to show his admiration for the likes of Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tucker Zimmerman and Ryan Adams.

While singles ‘Shredded Jeans’ and ‘Friend From Above (Sleepless Spouse)’ are tinged with soft melancholy, tunes like ‘Aloof Again’ and ‘None Of These Roads’ will lead you straight to a risky, bitter ground. Although Mark’s sound can best be placed in the folk genre, he employs elements of rock too such as the deep and resonant, yet subtle electric guitar on ‘Aloof Again’.

Travelling between Europe and the United States with a bag full of projects, Mark sees ‘Call Me The Moon’ as the silver thread out of the vague existential maze. The album is a must listen for anyone wanting to rediscover their love for quality folk music – a real easy listener!

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/mark-l-oakes

https://www.facebook.com/oakesmusic

https://twitter.com/markloakesmusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8pq-OE8Cknqw4FwMdfhMLA

www.oakesmusic.com

James Kennedy is Back on the Scene With ‘Home’

Having found success with hardcore-rock band, Kyshera, front-man James Kennedy is continuing his musical journey solo with his change-of-direction album, Home.

James has a number of accolades to his career, having performed to many sold out crowds and even supporting fellow Welsh giants, The Stereophonics. However, after a long time spent touring, the glitz and glamour began to wear off and James unfortunately struggled with depression.

Despite this, his hardships inspired him to get back on the musical bandwagon and write his own album. James wrote, recorded and mastered the album within just a few months, showing how the process was a form of therapeutic catharsis for the singer songwriter. The melodic, emotional, but catchy sound of the album expresses his experience during the past few years of constant touring.

An entirely self-taught musician, James picked up a number of instruments at a young age including guitar, piano and bass, even though his formative years were made difficult due to three major surgeries to resolve hearing problems. As James grew, along with his talents, he went on to attend the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he used his skills in the field of music production to later form his own label, Konic Records.

Kennedy’s soulful rock style is sure to be a hit with a multitude of music fans and if you need one more reason to check him out, he was voted 32nd sexiest man in Wales. What more could you need?

Home is out 31st March – find out more on James here:

Links:

www.jameskennedystuff.com

www.instagram.com/JamesKennedyUK

www.youtube.com/user/jameskennedystuff

www.twitter.com/JamesKennedyUK

https://soundcloud.com/jameskennedyuk

www.facebook.com/JamesKennedyUK

 

From supporting Scouting For Girls to working with Razorlight, Big Lenny Bunn returns with cover ‘Blueberry Hill’

From sharing a stage with Razorlight, Noah And The Whale and Feeder, to supporting Scouting For Girls and Wilkinson, Big Lenny Bunn has dedicated his life to the industry. Returning with a classic cover of ‘Blueberry Hill’, Lenny has collaborated with major musicians to create a track in dedication to his adopted father who sadly passed away last year.

‘Blueberry Hill’ was Lenny’s adopted father Lyddon Thompson’s favourite track. Being Jamaican, Thompson opened Lenny’s eyes to another way of life and thinking, inspiring his music massively. The loss of Thompson made Lenny want to record ‘Blueberry Hill’, whereby each instrument is recorded in different studios around the world. Collated at Lenny’s studio, mixed with the help of Martin Smith and mastered by Jon Astley, the single according to Lenny is “more beautiful than ever imagined”.

The popular rock ‘n’ roll cover features talented musician Ibo from the Jamaican reggae band Third World and singer-songwriter Melissa James.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/lennybunn/blueberry-hill

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https://twitter.com/BigLennyB

www.lennybunn.uk

Pete Doherty releases single ‘Kolly Kibber’ and announces intimate gig

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Pete Doherty surprises everyone with the release of single ‘Kolly Kibber’ and announcement of an intimate in-store gig at London’s Rough Trade East. Doherty is preparing for the release of his second solo album ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’. For the album release Doherty will be doing a special acoustic show on December 5th.

There are still rumours on The Libertines’ new album but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. In the meantime you can appreciate the front man’s vocals on the track ‘Kolly Kibber’ below.

Daniel William Daidone delivers kooky and creative new-wave/indie/rock cocktail ‘On a Holiday’

 

Gearing up for the release of his new album Shapeless Things, alternative rock artist Daniel William Daidone takes his listeners on a wild adventure with this new track ‘On a Holiday’.

Influenced by an eclectic mix of artists including Talking Heads, The Cars and Weezer, Dan’s sound is a creative cocktail of modern rock, indie pop and New Wave.

Listen to ‘On a Holiday’ here:

https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1/on-a-holiday

A man with music in his blood, Dan is the grandson of violin virtuoso Adolfo Daidone (aka Al Duffy), who performed with the likes of The Tommy Dorsey Band, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa.

Dan has already received past exposure for his musical talents, four of his songs appearing in the US Showtime series, Shameless. Two of his tracks were also used in the animation short Bumble Beeing, which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.

Having toured extensively in a number of bands including Philadelphia pop-rock group Officer Roseland, Dan has played in locations including the UK, the US and Puerto Rico. Revered venues that he has played at include The Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia and CBGBs in New York.

In 2008, Dan also took part in a marketing campaign for Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. He was able to raise over one thousand pounds in music sales for the charity.

On top of music, Dan has also lent his creative talents to writing and is the author of a children’s book What Was Our Teacher Doing At The Mall?

Clearly an exciting character, Dan seems certain to spice up today’s rock landscape with his unique sound and persona.

 

‘On a Holiday’ is out June 15th

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1

https://www.facebook.com/dan.daidone

https://twitter.com/fontsolo

Ronoc  follows up ‘Battling on’ with emotionally-charged new song ‘No More’

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Ronoc continues to showcase his raw songwriting ability with this new single ‘No More’, lyrically tackling a struggling relationship. The vibe is less rock-heavy – the chords are jazzy in flavour and there are violins in the mix to spice things up. It’s no surprise Ronoc has been compared to artists as esteemed as David Bowie, Sting, Paul Weller and Phil Collins.

Links:

www.ronocmusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/Ronocmusic

https://www.facebook.com/RonocMusic/