NaveBlues: Bringing Blues Back

NaveBlues, Norwegian singer has debuted his new album, ‘NaveBlues’.


‘Ghost Collector’ his new video, features him playing the harmonica, conjuring up sounds that will cause your spine to twist and your brain to pop!

Nave wants to bring back the Blues into this generation.

If you’re feeling blue, why not listen watch his new video:

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Albino: Night At The Chemist

Albino, ‘probably London’s greatest alcoholic garage rock band’, are back with their brand new album, ‘Night at the Chemist’. The band, consisting of Ben Tucker on guitar and vocals, Merv Salole on bass, Gareth Morris on guitar, and Don Gibson on percussion, and managed by Rocker Young, have easily performed over 250 gigs since starting up the band in 2005. Once a year, they even head out on an international tour, so those not from the UK will still have the chance to see this highly animated band of vintage-rock tendencies.

Albino can only be described as whisky obsessed Americana/garage rock musicians who can rock any venue using their incredible, often humorous original songs, including ‘Belinda’, the lead single off the new album, which displays the band’s energetic, light-hearted and passionate characteristics.

The strong beat alongside the catchy melody and lyrics, and the tremendous vocals from Ben Tucker, complemented by the extraordinary guitar solos, make their music incredibly satisfying and enjoyable for a wide range of listeners, making us dust off and tune our air guitars, ready to play along.

Check out more on Albino here:

‘Silent Communication’ by The Outside Illusion

Pioneering a guitar-led rock sound, with an experimental edge, The Outside Illusion are releasing their second album, Silent Communication.

Normally, guitar based music can be very narrow in its scope, often only appealing to guitar players themselves who appreciate the skill of what has been written, but lead guitarist, Denis Salgado, is trying to make The Outside Illusion’s form of guitar music more accessible to those not involved in the ‘guitar world’.

The new single, also called ‘Silent Communication’ employs an ambient backing track, full of whirling, resonant synths that combine unusually, yet effectively with Denis’ expert guitar solos. Any fans of Joe Satriani will be sure to find a bit of what they like in the music of The Outside Illusion.

Unlike their first, self-titled album, which the band released in 2012, ‘Silent Communication digs deeper into the world of emotions by keeping its style much more simplistic, thus allowing listeners to form their own images and thoughts from the record.

As an instrumental album, Silent Communication is an expertly crafted piece of work that true music lovers will enjoy wrapping their ears around, as well as the guitar gurus out there.

Silent Communication is out May 5th.

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Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla Reissue ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’


Back in the 70s, Joe O’Donnell was known as one of the world’s best rock violinists with the bands East of Eden and Headstone, but now he performs alongside his band Shkayla (Gaelic for ‘stories’) who are reissuing Joe’s classic 1977 album Gaodhal’s Vision, to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

At the time, Gaodhal’s Vision, was ‘visionary’ to say the least, demonstrating Joe’s innovative and experimental playing which he combined with the guitar skills of fellow rock-legend, Rory Gallagher, who was a close friend of Joe’s too. Consequently, the record was met with critical acclaim then, and still stands the test of time now as one of the best celtic-rock concept albums ever produced.

As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Joe and Shkayla played a double show at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre which will be featured as an exclusive DVD along with the reissue. The new remastered, enhanced and extended version of Gaodhal’s Vision is available from the band’s website with 20% off until the end of April: 


Adam Lanceley’s guitar rich ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’


Adam’s calling as a musician and his inspirational story has led to the creation of his fifth album, Postcards from Then…, from which the single ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is taken.

At the young age of 10, Adam was involved in a serious car accident that left him with severe head injuries. He was told he would probably not walk or talk again, but Adam demonstrated the utmost dedication, proving everyone wrong on his amazing journey.

Whilst Adam’s music is often famed for its use of unconventional instrumentation and old-skool recording techniques, ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is led by a bright, catchy lightly-overdriven guitar riff that conjures images of summer days.

If you’re looking for some light, guitar rock-pop with something a bit different, then Adam’s track is one for you.

Find out more about Adam here:


Global talent contest hunts for new megastar songwriter: ‘Do I Have A Hit Song?’

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New cable TV and online show where it’s all about the song

Brand new and heading to screens next year, ‘Do I Have A Hit Song’ is a television talent search with a difference.  Available on cable TV in the US and to a worldwide audience online, the show is looking not for style, but for substance. Many current talent shows cover other people’s songs to find a new singing star, but ‘Do I Have A Hit Song?’ looks beneath the surface and searches for the best songwriters.

The winning act at the end of the series will see their submission professionally recorded and produced by Musik and Film, before it’s released worldwide and supported by international radio promotion, video promotion and full physical and digital distribution.

The winner will also have the full support of – the online channel which shows the programme and has over 800,000 members in its network – including a spotlight ‘Spotlight Segment’ and ‘Artist Feature’ on the site for the full month following the end of the contest.

And that’s not all. Also on offer is a beautiful custom Montarado made acoustic guitar worth $10,500, plus a custom made Toneville amp worth $2,000 – plus official endorsements from both companies!

Second and third place artists won’t go home empty handed either, and will have the chance to release and promote their own songs, including a full PR campaign, through Musik Radio Promotions. 2nd place will also win a guitar – a Montarado TimberKaster custom made electric guitar worth $5,500.

In addition to these winners, there will also be a variety of perks offered to other deserving songwriters such as:  One songwriter/artist will win an opening slot with a major touring artist of your genre. Performance of the song will be considered for this special prize. Publishing deals will be offered to some artists at the producers’ discretion.

A global contest, artists can submit their video to where site visitors can watch and vote for their favourites. Voting for episode 3 is currently open until January second, and artists can still submit their new songs for upcoming episodes (video or mp3 format) –simply check the site for details. All it takes to upload a video is a one off fee of $30 to enter the competition, then artists can let the general public decide if they do, indeed, have a hit song.

The show gives artists unique opportunities to publicise their music and get it distributed to the world, and with more and more television viewers migrating to online services, the number of potential viewers only looks set to rise further.

For a complete explanation of how it all works, here’s the show’s presenter, Drew Copeland of band Sister Hazel:

Drew, who had a number one US hit himself with Sister Hazel, is available for interviews about ‘Do I Have a Hit Song?’, as is Eliot Sloan – founder of Blessid Union of Souls who had hits with ‘I Believe’ and ‘Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me), and also involved with the production of the show.

Other supporters of the show, pleased to endorse a format looking for long term talent as opposed to simply a good vocalist, include Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), Javier Colon (winner of ‘The Voice’ in the US in 2011), Terry Nails (Ozzy Osbourne) and songwriter Edwin McCain. It’s an impressive roll call, with the show even attracting attention outside the music industry. ESPN anchorman  Stuart Scott and golfer Chris Dimarco are among the many people excited to see the new music that comes through the programme.

So far in the series, excellent songwriter Ashley Baker has won the first episode to go through to the next stage.  The winners of the online vote are set to be announced shortly for episode 2 which will be filmed on January 9th and will be broadcast on January 20th 2015. Episode 2 will have a special guest co-host , 80s hit writer Tommy Tutone . As mentioned previously, voting is currently open for episode 3, and further entries for the series are being taken – simply visit and have a recording (video or mp3) of your song available to submit.


Songwriter Dave Fidler will be ‘Taking Over’ with new single

Single out February 17th 2015, taken from excellent upcoming album ‘I’m Not Here’

Based in the North West of England but with the roots driven country soul of the USA’s deep south, Dave Fidler is a songwriter who puts a contemporary spin on the traditions of country-folk. With influences including Bob Dylan, Tommy Emmanuel and Peter Green, his style is defined by his unique vocal and intricate slide guitar with superb finger picking and country touches.

For a sneak preview of the single, and a show of his superb dexterity on the acoustic guitar, check out the track on Soundcloud:

Produced by Sam Jones (Alex Turner, Corrinne Bailey Rae) and John Bramwell of I Am Kloot, the full album promised to be packed full of top quality tunes like this from a very talented songwriter indeed. Dave Fidler is already building an excellent reputation among some of the top cult bands in the industry, and with further singles on the way he looks likely to continue in that vein.

He has already toured with and supported the likes of John Bramwell (I Am Kloot), who describes Fidler as “absolutely brilliant”, Little Mammoths (Noah & the Whale), Simone Felice (Felice Brothers), Kathryn Williams and David Ford.He has also been featured several times by key tastemaker Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music and recently played alongside Gomez, Badly Drawn Boy, Turin Brakes, Tim Burgess and Dodgy at Manchester’s Whisky Sessions festival.

His songs are a real blend of ideas, mostly taking in relatable themes like love, loss and birth. Within the course of a year before his upcoming album was written, Dave Fidler’s father passed away, he got married and welcomed a new son to the world – it’s little wonder his music has plenty to say.

He also has plenty to offer alongside his song writing: running a music school and charity teaching primary aged children to learn popular instruments and supporting children overseas to go through school education.

It’s all very impressive work, and with a barge tour of the UK in the works as well as a potential prisons tour, Dave Fidler could well be playing near you soon!

If you’re still not convinced, we challenge you to watch his recent session for cult YouTube Channel ‘On’t Sofa’ without being supremely impressed: