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Music Week Presents: Metaxas

Music Week Presents: Metaxas

Metaxas is special. He's a once-in-a-generation talent who will permanently carve his folk & indie infused songs in to your psyche. Born in New York to Cypriot parents, Metaxas is the eldest of four children. At the very young age of 3, Metaxas showcased a love for singing along to his dad’s favorite records. After spending most of his younger years with his family living in Cyprus, he moved to America at the age of 21 to hone his craft.

Metaxas’ determination and love of music culminated at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied Music Production and Engineering. It was there where his artistry reached its true potential. Metaxas now resides in London. 

With musical influences like Jeff Buckley, John Mayer and Gotye, it is no surprise that Metaxas has mastered a writing style that is honest, sensitive and encompassing. Mixing his raw expressive lyrics with his gravelled, yet warm voice, Metaxas produces a magical union that is nothing short of captivating. 

Now determined to showcase his music to the world Metaxas will soon be releasing a 5-song EP.

Genre: Folk / Singer-Songwriter

Sounds Like: John Mayer, Goyte, Jeff Buckley

Single - Selene

Release date: Out Now

Link to Website: http://www.metaxasmusic.com/

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metaxasmusic

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/metaxasmusic

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nmetaxas

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/metaxasmusic

Management : Jacqueline Lubin  (jacquelinelubin@me.com)

Press  : Kate Whitmarsh (kate@spacepromotions.com)

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Music Week Presents: Bella Figura

Music Week Presents: Bella Figura

BELLA FIGURA are a London based rock-trio. Since forming just over two years ago their sound has developed strongly from their first independently released single, 'Somebody New' - which boasts a blues-based guitar riff and sing-along anthem chorus – to their latest work, 'Demon In The Dark' – showing a real sonic journey, taking the listener to the American west coast. There is no attempt to replicate the great rock bands of the 60s and 70s, but instead their passion lies in pushing the genre forward. There is no doubt about the presence of screaming guitar solos and roaring vocals, however their unique sound comes from balancing these qualities with softer grooves and heart-felt songs. The lyrics are deeply honest, thought-provoking, poetic and powerfully cathartic, leaving the listener emotionally charged. The band is led by Justin Gartry, whose dominant stage presence cannot be denied. The live shows are a real musical journey and not to be missed.”

Genre: Alt-Rock

Sounds Like: Pearl Jam / FEEDER / Nick Cave

EP: Forever Lost 

Release date:  25th April 2016

Link to Website: www.bellafiguraband.com

Upcoming tour dates:

EP LAUNCH GIG(s): Two nights at The Black Heart, Camden, London - *26th + **27th April 2016

*http://www.ourblackheart.com/events/2016/3/9/bella-figura

**http://www.ourblackheart.com/events/2016/3/9/bella-figura-

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/bellafiguraband

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/bellafiguraband

Link to YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/bellafiguraband

Link to Soundcloud:  www.soundcloud.com/bellafiguraband

Management : Oliver Malin - oliver@baaadgroup.com

Press : None at present.

Booking Agent : None at present.

Label : None at present.

Publisher : None at present.

A&R recruiter : None at present.

Radio Plugger : None at present.

Producer : Oli Morgan (FLUID Mastering) - olimorgan11@gmail.com

Recording at (studio) - The Living Room Residential Recording Studio, Ealing, Lond

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Music Week Presents: Unsung Lilly

Music Week Presents: Unsung Lilly

The delicious concoction that is Sera and Frankie, a multi-talented and recently engaged couple, make up the British music duo 'Unsung Lilly', who are currently based between Los Angeles and Brighton. 

Originally a 5 piece band band, Unsung Lilly were rated as one of MusicWeek's 'bands to watch'. As the original line up, their debut album 'BE' was blessed with radio play on independent stations all over the world, and the band performed at festivals such as Belfast Pride (to a reported 8000+ people), Guilfest (alongside artistes like Jools Holland, James Morrisson and Bryan Adams), and Weyfest.

After the five piece band cut down to a duo, Sera and Frankie were invited to move out to the one and only Hollywood, CA, to be mentored by Wayne Vaughn (Earth wind and fire, brothers Johnson). With a prestigious residency in hand at Universal Studios, and performing at Hollywood hot spots like House of Blues, Hotel cafe and Whisky a go go, the girls spent a year in LA working on new material, and have now just finished a stint recording back in the UK at Aja Studios in the Surrey hills, developing their new songs. 

Emerging with a brand new epic pop sound (imagine a beautiful blend of Florence and the Machine with Birdie and you will get a rough idea!) Sera and Frankie have self produced their latest tracks, with 90% of the instrumentation performed by multi-instrumentalist Frankie herself. The tracks have been mixed by legendary Chris Ballard (Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Alesha Dixon). 

Genre: Indie Pop

Sounds Like: Florence & The Machine, Birdy, Aurora

EP: ‘Walls’ 

Release date: 15/04/2016

Link to Website: www.UnsungLilly.com  

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/UnsungLilly

Link to Twitter profile page:  www.twitter.com/UnsungLilly

Link to YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/UnsungLilly

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/unsunglilly

Management - self managed

Press

Booking Agent

Label - independent

Publisher - Golding & Young Ltd - enquiries@goldingandyoung.com

A&R recruiter

Radio Plugger

Producer - self produced

Recording at (studio) - Aja Studios - www.ajastudios.co.uk

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Music Week Presents: DeadLoveFearWave

Music Week Presents: DeadLoveFearWave

DeadLoveFearWave bring together Jim Spencer, who has spent 20 years producing, engineering and mixing records and acclaimed songwriter Paul Eaton. The duo has enjoyed commercial and critical success together and individually having worked with artists such as New Order, The Charlatans, Oasis, The Cribs and many more. Their debut single entitled “Don’t Exist” will be out on the 13th May via Infinite Nothing.

“Don’t Exist” is a bold introduction to DeadLoveFearWave’s world. Their experiment in sound, their non-linear recording approach and aim to capture vintage instrumental effects on their music make their sound something quite extraordinary.

The whole project started as a blank canvas, the aim was to treat it as a vacuous space, and let things happen and grow organically - a definite path outside the commercial objectives that process and confine.” DLFW worked in their Radiophonic studio in Stockport benefiting from a whole range of vintage instruments and recording equipment which feature heavily in their sound. Jim performs synth and key parts, re-amplifying recorded parts, at the same time deconstructing as much as forming new patterns into the mix.

Genre:

Alternative-electronic

Sounds Like:

The synthesis of 808 State, vocals of Ian Brown, guitar of Bert Jansch are just a few of the influences heard in DLFW.

Single: “Don’t Exist” single premiere

Release date:  13th May

Link to Website:  http://www.deadlovefearwave.co.uk

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deadlovefearwave

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/dlfearwave

 

Management

Press:  The Playground PR

Label: Infinite Nothing

Radio Plugger: The Playground PR

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Music Week Presents: A Summer Cha Cha Cha

Music Week Presents: A Summer Cha Cha Cha

Songwritters Tony Catchpole and Shane Surgey are looking for a publisher or management representation to promote their new work to games broadcasters domestically and internationally and to exploit other potential promotional channels.

A Summer Cha Cha Cha is an evocative theme song written for the Rio 2016 (and future) Olympic Games. 

Artist:  Tony Catchpole and Shane Surgey

Genre: Disneyesque pop 

Sounds Like:  Colbie Caillat, Beth Orton, Dawn Landes, Take Berlin, The Weepies

Song name: A Summer Cha Cha Cha

Contact:  tonycatchpole@btinternet.com  Tony Catchpole & shanesurgey1@gmail.com  Shane Surgey

Management: Seeking

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Publisher Seeking…..

Producer Tony Catchpole/Shane Surgey

Recording at (studio) Lost Robot

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Music Week Presents: New Opera Hero

Music Week Presents: New Opera Hero

London based trio New Opera Hero are set to release their debut single ‘Eat Work Sleep’, out on the 25th March 2016. The single includes the vocal version (premiering here), the instrumental version that was made specially for the track’s video and remixes by London and Bath based producers Halina Rice and Auxx.  ‘Eat Work Sleep’ is a powerful orchestral piece with clashes of experimental electronica and industrial, a sound reminiscent of Venetian Snares, Aphex Twin, Son Lux and Steve Reich.

New Opera Hero’s extraordinary live performance is led by a projected baby that is controlled live on stage. The band comprised of Steff Ungerer (Vocal, guitar, keys, AV, producer), Agon (Vocal, keys) and Raoul Terzi (Vocal and drums) take the audience on a musical rollercoaster ride that veers between alternative anthems and upbeat electronica. "We combine the live energy of a guitar band with the big beats of electronic music and the baby makes sure everyone keeps up when we switch,” says Steff Ungerer co-founder of the band.

 

 

Steff composed, directed, designed and performed New Opera Hero's first sold out show at the Royal Opera in Liege, Belgium in 2009 together with co-founder Mike Wilson. The 3D holographic electro/rock set that followed featured a number of talented singers and won them two MAMA Awards and gigs on major performance stages like The Lowry, Manchester and Kinetica Art Fair, London. However it wasn't until their set on the main stage of Germany’s Fusion Festival in 2013, that New Opera Hero became a bona-fide band.

Ungerer often creates NEW OPERA HERO's music as part of a multimedia collage in which every element influences and changes every other. “Musical themes, stories, characters and images are shuffled around until they make sense as a whole” says Ungerer. In the video for ‘Eat Work Sleep’ that he created with long term visual collaborators Michael Wilson and Philip Gordon the musical journey that swerves between electronic beats, classical elements and their signature explosive choruses is apparent.

Genre: Electronic/  Industrial

Sounds Like:  Venetian Snares, Aphex Twin, Son Lux and Steve Reich.

Single:  “Eat Work Sleep”

Release date:  25th March 2016

Link to Website:  http://www.newoperahero.com

Link to Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NOHband

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/NewOperaHero   

Link to YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/newoperahero

Link to Soundcloud:  http://soundcloud.com/newoperahero

Press: The Playground PR

Label: Burst TV Records

Radio Plugger: The Playground PR

 

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Music Week Presents: In Isolation

Music Week Presents: In Isolation

It is a fine art wearing influences openly on the sleeve whilst creating a powerfully unique and distinct sound, but a craft British band IN ISOLATION has developed and honed to attention grabbing success since emerging in 2009.

The Nottingham hailing trio draw on eighties inspirations for their indie rock adventures; new wave/post punk temptations ranging from The Smiths to David Bowie, Killing Joke, and The Cult helping trigger their own imagination alongside similarly rich hues sparked by post-punk revivalist bands like Editors and Bloc Party. United they spice a sound which is emotively kaleidoscopic and engagingly unpredictable; a proposal instinctively provoking thoughts, emotions, and eager physical involvement.

Things are set to intensify now though as the band approach the release of their debut album “A Certain Fractal Light”. Written across 2015, IN ISOLATION stepped into the studio with Gavin Monaghan (Editors/Babes In Toyland/ Paolo Nutini), as they had for recent singles, to record the boldest and most fascinating proposal to emerge from their persistent hunger to evolve and grow in songwriting and sound. Vocalist/guitarist Ryan Swift, guitarist John Berry, and drummer Tony Ghost have woven a fiercely adventurous and intimately expressive offering, the anticipation for which was recently with the release of its first single 'Truth Or Dare', a song quickly receiving national airplay via Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.

With the pungently climatic 'Parlance', the second single from “A Certain Fractal Light”, set to present a festive gift with its Christmas Day release and a successor coming in the New Year before the unveiling of the album in March via the band’s own Aye Aye Records, 2016 is brewing up to be a major year for IN ISOLATION and the UK music scene.

Genre: New Wave

Sounds Like: Editors, The Cure

Single name: ‘Parlance’

Release date:  25th December 2015

Link to Website:  http://www.inisolation.co.uk

Link to Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/inisolationofficial

Link to Twitter profile page:  https://twitter.com/InIsolation

‘Parlance’ is taken from the upcoming debut album ‘A Certain Fractal Light’, released at the end of March 2016.

Upcoming tour dates:
6th March, Gullivers, Manchester
9th April, The Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham

 

Management:  N/A [management@inisolation.co.uk]

Press:  Tony McDonagh at Manilla PR - tony@manillapr.com

Booking Agent:  N/A [bookings@inisolation.co.uk]

Label: Aye Aye Records [DIY release – contact@ayeayerecords.co.uk]

Radio Plugger :  Emma Scott at Pluggin’ Baby - emma@plugginbaby.com

Producer:  Gavin Monaghan (Editors/Paolo Nutini/Babes In Toyland)

Recording at (studio):  Magic Garden Recording Studios

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Music Week Presents: DMA'S

Music Week Presents: DMA'S

DMA’S are: Tommy O'Dell (vocals), Johnny Took (guitars), Matt Mason (guitarist and backing vocalist)

The wait for DMA'S debut album is almost over with 'Hills End' being released February 26th on Infectious Music. The video for album track Too Soon is revealed. 

Hills End was recorded partially in a studio in Coogee, Sydney, but "the most important" bits were done in Took's old flat at Buckland Lane. Every morning when he woke up, he'd flip the mattress against the wall, settle down to write or record, then flip it back down when it was time to sleep. He, too, was the album's main producer, foregoing someone with more knowledge to maintain the band's control over the results – with Dylan Adams taking on the engineering role. "We didn't have much engineering experience when we started, but it was all about the tunes," he explains nonchalantly. Mason adds: "I think there's something kind of nice about co-producing your first record. It's made it a really good representation of what the band are.” Saying that, the band were open to suggestions when Dave ‘Spike’ Stent offered to mix the record, which he then did in London and LA last autumn.

DMA'S DIY ethics have been with them since the very start of the group, when they produced their own merchandise and set up their very first gig themselves in a quite unconventional venue. "There was a motorcycle store down the road," Took recalls, "so we just brought in a stage and a PA and did our first gig like that." Like everything else, they make it sound like the most natural thing in the world.

Don't let the band's chilled out attitude mask their ambition, though. They've got plenty of it and strong ideas of what the future holds for DMA'S. On the cards is a potential move to the northern hemisphere - preferably New York or London - because they are looking to spread the word further than just their homeland.

Wasting time isn't what DMA'S are about. Their debut album might not even have been released yet, but they say they've already got enough songs written for a second album. They're a band that are constantly writing, constantly experimenting, splicing bits of old songs together to make something new like an audio Frankenstein's monster. That creative drive and curiosity combined with their unflappable outlook and sheer, undeniable talent has, in Hills End, already produced a body of work that's both intriguing and captivating. With gigs and festivals across the globe, from Australia's Laneway Festival to California's Coachella, DMA'S will be unstoppable in 2016.

Album: Hills End

Release date: 26th February 2018

Link to Website: www.dmasmusic.com

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DMAsDMAs/

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/dmasmusic

Link to YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/DMASVEVO

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dmasmusic 
Embed code to Soundcloud song: 
https://soundcloud.com/dmasmusic/delete

 

Upcoming tour dates  28th February - GLASGOW, Stereo

1st March - NEWCASTLE, Think Tank

2nd March  LONDON, Garage

4th March LEEDS, Belgrave

5th March  MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge

Management :  Leon Rogovoy at FALCONA Leon@falcona.com.au

Press : Debbie and Katie Gwyther at FEAR PR Debbie@fearpr.co.uk and Katie@fearpr.co.uk

Booking Agent  Ben Winchester at Primary: Ben@primarytalent.com

Label: Infectious/BMG Luke.Gregory@bmg.com  pat.carr@bmg.com

Publisher: Mushroom

A&R recruiter: Korda Marshall, Head of Music BMG recordings

Radio Plugger – Alan James PR

Producer – Johnny Took & Dylan Adams

Recording at (studio) Cooggee/Johnnys Bedroom

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Music Week Presents: CherryBomb

Music Week Presents: CherryBomb

After forming only 18 months ago CherryBombGirls have been busy developing their image and sound as well as getting out on the road performing on live shows around the UK.

Performing on events and festivals like Soccer Six, Sunshine Festival and Knip-Fest, to performing at live venues and radio road-shows including Islington Assembly Hall, The Glee Club Birmingham and The Sage Newcastle.

CherryBombGirls have been co-writing their own material as well as recording songs from published and established writers.

The girls was recently lucky enough to have supported Lawson and Room 94 as well as being invited to perform at Winter Wonderland in London Hyde Park and Manchester Events City Arena.

They have already secured over 80 live shows throughout 2016 and plan a debut single release later this year.    

CherryBombGirls are determined to be the Next Big Girl Band and put their stamp on the World of Music.

CherryBombGirls are a self funded band that spend a lot of their time working on their songs and performances from a back room at Lis’s grans house who they all take care of.

Rehearsing, working out and watching inspiring documentaries with countless cups of tea and lots of B&J’s

Lis makes the tea, Lauren drinks the tea and Katie washes the cups!!

www.cherrybombgirlsuk.com

Label Showcasing @ Bush Studios London on March 10th  The Arches | Shepherds Bush | London W12 7LATel +44 (0) 208 740 1740 info@bushstudios.co.ukLink to Website:  www.cherrybombshowcase.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/chaerrybombgirlsuk

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/cherrybombgirls

Link to YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/cherrybombgirlsuk 

Management Marcus E: madheadmusicuk@live.co.uk

Booking Agent  Matt Wynter E: matt@insanityartists.co.uk

Recording at (studio) The Next Room London @ Field Street studios Leek Staffordshire 

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Music Week Presents: JAH CURE

Music Week Presents: JAH CURE

Jah Cure, the Jamaican singer who has long been recognized as one of reggae's greatest voices, receives his first Grammy nod for Best Reggae Album.
Since its July release, his album The Cure (VP Records) has remained on the Top 10 U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart and held the #1 spot for 3 consecutive weeks after its debut.
Grammy winners will be announced on 15 February 2016.

The Jamaican-born singer has long been recognized as one of the island's greatest voices. With his beguiling vocals and soulful conviction, Cure effortlessly blends street poetry and sufferer's tales with beautiful love ballads into one cohesive collection.

The 13-track set is a return to roots reggae and lover's rock with R&B and pop-fused elements. Jah Cure co-produced the entire album with the help of reggae producers like Christopher "Sketch" Carey, Clive Hunt, Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown, Justin "Jus Bus" Nation and Trevor "Baby G" James. Jah Cure's multi-faceted story of struggle and love is intertwined into The Cure.

Jah Cure has recently released a new video for the album's latest single "Show Love" which premiered with Wall Street Journal. The visual was shot in Antigua and directed by Justin "Jus Bus" Nation & Anderson "ATA" Andrew.

Genre: REGGAE

Single: SHOW LOVE, Taken from album ‘The Cure’

Album Release date: 10th July 2015

Link to Website: http://www.realjahcure.com

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealJahCure

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/TheRealJahCure

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D2xtwByQ7w

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vp_records/07-show-love Embed code to Soundcloud song:

Management: - MICHELLE WILLIAMS MichelleW@VPRECORDS.com

Press: sarah.harris@vprecords.com Joye@vprecords.com

Booking Agent:- MICHELLE WILLIAMS MichelleW@VPRECORDS.com

Label: VP MUSIC GROUP INC

Composer(s): Siccaturie Alcock, Trevor Washington James, Victan Edmunds, Sean Diedrick

Publisher: STB MUSIC (ASCAP) / Iyahcure Music, Velvet Cush Publishing, Royalty Network, Young Pow Music

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Music Week Presents: Red House Glory

Music Week Presents: Red House Glory

Red House Glory have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Pray Now’, taken from their upcoming All Out Of Love EP released on December 11th.

The video premiered at Notion who said, “It’s refreshing to see a young, same-sex couple in the music video, hopefully paving the way for more artists to present more realistic relationships in their videos… Relatable and intimate, Red House Glory’s lyrics balance the video perfectly, expressing that it is not what you want, but what you need that will stand the test of time.”

‘Pray Now’ has been gaining massive support at Radio 1, with Huw Stephens also championing the band in his recently announced ‘Best Of BBC Introducing’ playlist. The single is flying high in the Amazing Radio ‘Audition’ chart and has been praised internationally, including support from Tokyo’s leading station Inter FM.

The single is taken from the All Out Of Love EP, which marks the final chapter in a trio of EPs from the London collective. The previous EPs – Living A Lie and Heart Of Gold - have been highly acclaimed across the board, including the likes of Q, Kerrang, Rock Sound and many more.

The title-track of the latest three-track EP, ‘All Out Of Love’ is a righteous anti-ballad that sees the anthemic clatter of Red House Glory exuberating in a loveless encounter. EP closer ‘Painkiller’ finds the band heading to the Deep South with a bluesy blast of indie-grunge.

The All Out Of Love EP rounds off a fantastic year for Red House Glory. From celebrating the release of their previous EPs with a brace of sold-out shows at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, to headlining The Hawley Arms as part of Camden Rocks, Red House Glory have proven themselves a highly formidable force within the London live scene. 

Gearing up for the release of their debut album next year, Red House Glory have laid their claim firmly as ones to watch for 2016.

Genre: Alt Rock

Sounds Like: Interpol, Screaming Trees, Oasis  

EP+ name: All Out Of Love EP

Release date: Out Now

Link to Website: http://www.redhouseglory.com/

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redhouseglory/

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/RedHouseGlory

Management: Stephen O’Reilly – steoreilly@mac.com

Press: David Sullivan @ Wilful Publicity – david.sullivan@wilfulpublicity.co.uk

Booking Agent: Available

Label: Available

Publisher: Available

A&R recruiter: Available

Radio Plugger: Rhys Bradley @ Martian PR – promo@martianpr.com

Recording at ICP Studios – Brussels

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Dez Mensa

Dez Mensa

Derry Mensah aka Dez Mensa born and bred in Croydon, London on the 10th September 1990. From the tender age of 6 years old it was apparent that he was born to be on stage as he often performed for his mother’s friends and family for pocket money.

He began to take his singing seriously in 2009, little did he know that his life would rapidly be thrown into the spotlight! after racking up over 7 million views for his electric Xfactor audition, he was given the opportunity to join the band ‘the risk’ formed in on the 9th series of the x factor in 2011.

Upon leaving the show they hit a record, ‘the most booked act’ on the history of x factor,

For booking over 200 gigs. the risk supported names such as peter Andre, Jessie j & boyz ii men and released 2 singles independently that reached the top 40.

Since the band split Derry is determined to continue on and establish himself as a solo singer/rapper/songwriter. his sound inspired by; the legendary Michael Jackson, who’s energy and the ability to send his audience into a frenzy, captured Derry’s imagination and usher, who’s infectious humility on and off the stage has inspired and is reflected by derry himself.

Recently, he’s been signed as the premier artist on citadel music group’s record label. now working of his debut ep, he collaborated with brumtown hit factory’s own producer, dynamiks, to create and refine his own sound for first single ‘way too drunk’,.

This is an artist that we must keep a close eye on! 

Genre: R&B

Sounds Like: Trey Songz, Usher

Single: Way Too Drunk

Release date: 18th December

Link to Website: www.Dezmensa.com

Link to Facebook: Dezmensa

Link to Twitter profile page: @dezmensa

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGXBSEYC0sg

Upcoming tour dates: Single launch on the 18th of december @ Club Tropical delights, Birmingham, Opening for Rough Copy @ The Neon on the 27th of Feb in Wales

Management: Lennis Murrain, Email: lennis@citadelmusicgroup.com 

Press: Kate Whitmarsh, Kate@spacepromotions.com  

Booking Agent

Label: Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

Publisher: Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

A&R recruiter Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

Radio Plugger: Gabby Buttaci, gabby@gabbybuttaci.com

Producer: Dynamiks, Dynamiks2010@gmail.com

Recording at (studio) CMG Studios

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Dez Mensa

Dez Mensa

Derry Mensah aka Dez Mensa born and bred in Croydon, London on the 10th September 1990. From the tender age of 6 years old it was apparent that he was born to be on stage as he often performed for his mother’s friends and family for pocket money.

He began to take his singing seriously in 2009, little did he know that his life would rapidly be thrown into the spotlight! after racking up over 7 million views for his electric Xfactor audition, he was given the opportunity to join the band ‘the risk’ formed in on the 9th series of the x factor in 2011.

Upon leaving the show they hit a record, ‘the most booked act’ on the history of x factor,

For booking over 200 gigs. the risk supported names such as peter Andre, Jessie j & boyz ii men and released 2 singles independently that reached the top 40.

Since the band split Derry is determined to continue on and establish himself as a solo singer/rapper/songwriter. his sound inspired by; the legendary Michael Jackson, who’s energy and the ability to send his audience into a frenzy, captured Derry’s imagination and usher, who’s infectious humility on and off the stage has inspired and is reflected by derry himself.

Recently, he’s been signed as the premier artist on citadel music group’s record label. now working of his debut ep, he collaborated with brumtown hit factory’s own producer, dynamiks, to create and refine his own sound for first single ‘way too drunk’,.

This is an artist that we must keep a close eye on! 

Genre: R&B

Sounds Like: Trey Songz, Usher

Single: Way Too Drunk

Release date: 18th December

Link to Website: www.Dezmensa.com

Link to Facebook: Dezmensa

Link to Twitter profile page: @dezmensa

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGXBSEYC0sg

Upcoming tour dates: Single launch on the 18th of december @ Club Tropical delights, Birmingham, Opening for Rough Copy @ The Neon on the 27th of Feb in Wales

Management: Lennis Murrain, Email: lennis@citadelmusicgroup.com 

Press: Kate Whitmarsh, Kate@spacepromotions.com  

Booking Agent

Label: Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

Publisher: Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

A&R recruiter Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

Radio Plugger: Gabby Buttaci, gabby@gabbybuttaci.com

Producer: Dynamiks, Dynamiks2010@gmail.com

Recording at (studio) CMG Studios

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The Playlist: November 23, 2015

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Music Week Presents: Ella On The Run

Music Week Presents: Ella On The Run

London based alt-pop artist Ella On The Run releases new single ‘Cavalry’ in October. Ella On The Run's laid-back vocals and synth pop vibes have already garnered attention from the likes of Clash Music, Huffington Post and BBC Introducing, with her previous 'War of Words' EP, and she has performed in London alongside Tove Styrke - a sold out show in association with the Line of Best Fit.

After studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the US, she began recording under the guise Ella On The Run in LA with producer/co- writer Matthew Bang (Interscope, Timbaland's Mosley Music group) and Swedish producer prodigy Lukasz. With the infectious new ‘Cavalry’ track, and already standing amongst a new generation of alt-pop queens such as Charlotte OC and Banks, Ella On The Run has been deservedly elected a “songstress on the rise”.

“Songstress on the rise” – Candid Magazine

“A real inspiration" - Huffington Post

 “Attitude laden pop against cutting edge production” – Clash Music

 Cavalry - Available on iTunes now 

Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9TTq7uAoks

Twitter: @ EllaOnTheRun

Soundcloud.com/EllaOTR/Cavalry

Facebook.com/EllaOnTheRun

EllaOnTheRun.com

 

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Music Week Presents: Sheila Gordhan

Music Week Presents: Sheila Gordhan

After her top 5 club chart position as vocalist on Samsara’s Ten Feet High, London based singer/songwriter Sheila Gordhan hits the nation’s dancefloors with her first official single Smile this November. Produced by DJ legend Roger Sanchez, the package also features mixes by Marc Baigent & Element Z, Deep Matter, AM2PM, House of Virus and Ramsey & Fen. Smile has already gained Top 5 Club exposure and national radio support from Kiss, Capital and Gaydio.

"Smile is a song about how someone's smile can change your day. It’s feel-good track which uplifts everyone who listens to it. The fact that Roger Sanchez loved the song and wanted to produce it is amazing as it means everyone on the dancefloor will be smiling when the track is on!”

Sheila Gordhan

Smile is the first single from Sheila’s forthcoming debut album due for release in spring 2016 release. The album is honed for release in both the US and UK with a raft of top co-songwriting talent. Smile is released digitally and on all streaming platforms via Rach Entertainment / TLM Distribution on 11th December 2015.

Link to Website: www.sheilagordhan.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/sheilagordhan

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/sheilagordhan

 

 

10 tracks featuring
Music Week Presents: Sheila Gordhan

Music Week Presents: Sheila Gordhan

After her top 5 club chart position as vocalist on Samsara’s Ten Feet High, London based singer/songwriter Sheila Gordhan hits the nation’s dancefloors with her first official single Smile this November. Produced by DJ legend Roger Sanchez, the package also features mixes by Marc Baigent & Element Z, Deep Matter, AM2PM, House of Virus and Ramsey & Fen. Smile has already gained Top 5 Club exposure and national radio support from Kiss, Capital and Gaydio.

"Smile is a song about how someone's smile can change your day. It’s feel-good track which uplifts everyone who listens to it. The fact that Roger Sanchez loved the song and wanted to produce it is amazing as it means everyone on the dancefloor will be smiling when the track is on!”

Sheila Gordhan

Smile is the first single from Sheila’s forthcoming debut album due for release in spring 2016 release. The album is honed for release in both the US and UK with a raft of top co-songwriting talent. Smile is released digitally and on all streaming platforms via Rach Entertainment / TLM Distribution on 11th December 2015.

Link to Website: www.sheilagordhan.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/sheilagordhan

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/sheilagordhan

 

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Music Week Presents: Nambuca

Music Week Presents: Nambuca

Nambuca, an alternative rock band formed in London engage together many influences from rock and pop whilst bringing hard rock extracts.

The individual musical background of singer and guitarist Andrea Marin include collaborations with the likes of Stereophonics and Leona Lewis, before founding this band with Matteo Ricordo (Drums) and Marika Rupil (Bass).

They have been together since September 2013, playing regularly in London’s venues and at “SONISPHERE” festival 2014 on the “Rock Royalty” stage. In late 2014 they had an EP launch at Roadhouse in Covent Garden. Nambuca's first EP called "Waves" is available on iTunes, Spotify and all the main digital stores. The video of the single "Frame of a picture is on YouTube.

The band has been playing shows around London and South East of England for the whole 2015 and in the last couple of months they've been working in the recording studio with "The Animal Farm" management to release their next 2 singles "I saved you" which is due for release before the end of the year and "I am" which will be followed by a new music video in 2016.

Look out for them on the festival circuit next Summer.

If you can't wait that long you can catch this sensational alternative rock band at their forthcoming show, 16th November at the Amersham Arms, Breakout Club – London.

Ticket info: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-breakout-club-tickets-18557139905?aff=efbevent

Keep updated on www.nambuca.com

Sounds Like: The Killers, Stereophonics, Bon Jovi, Muse, U2, Foo Fighters

Link to Website: www.nambuca.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/nambucaband

Link to Twitter profile page: @nambucaofficial

Upcoming Tour dates: 

16/11/15 Amersham Arms, Breakout Club – London (UK)

Ticket info: http://themidimusiccompany.co.uk/the-breakout-club-16112015-amersham-arms/

 

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Recording at (studio) Ville Leppanenville@theanimalfarm.co.uk

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Music Week Presents: The Wholls

Music Week Presents: The Wholls

'X21' is the debut single from The Wholls. This talented Bedford 4 piece with Italian routes write original lyric-led alternative rock music that sits comfortably with the likes of Jamie T, Royal Blood & Foals. Their energetic & edgy live performances have steadily been building them a legion of loyal fans and frontman Tordy is garnering a reputation as an electrifying presence on stage. 

“The Wholls are being touted as the sound of 2016…Debut single X21 is indie rock with a light dash of dub, and is the culmination of two years’ worth of BBC Introducing and Battle of the Bands-type attention.”

The Guardian 

"Camden remains a fervent breeding ground that will inevitably spew up many more next big things……….I've been blown away by The Wholls."

NME 

“The Wholls…destined to become the biggest band the UK has produced for years”

BBC Introducing 

“With one of the most accomplished and direct debut singles we’ve heard in a long time, let us introduce you to The Wholls. Anthemic, radio-friendly, tightly produced and packing a sucker punch of a chorus.” 

Record Of The Day

Genre: Alt rock

Sounds Like: Jamie T / Royal Blood

Single - X21

Release date: 20/11/20

Link to Website: http://www.thewholls.com

Link to Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/thewholls/timeline

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/thewholls?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzREIdAJieaj2dpdH8u1P-A

Upcoming tour dates

02/11/15 – ACM Campus – Guildford
20/11/15 – Surya – London
02/12/15 – Proud Galleries – London

Management Room 8 MGMT          

Press  Katie Gwyther / Debbie Gwyther -FEAR PR

Label: ZY records

Publisher Kassner Music

A&R recruiter Lisa Stanway

Radio Plugger Eden Blackman - Ish-Media

TV Promotions : Pippa Evers Dawbell

Producer - The Wholls / Guy Stanway

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Music Week Presents: Indigo Face

Music Week Presents: Indigo Face

Singer/songwriter Mariachiara Terragin and producer and multi-instrumentalist Maxime Obadia met at BIMM music college (the same college that birthed Tom Odell, George Ezra and James Bay), where they both graduated with first-class honours. Straight off the bat of their successes, the pair started to make headway with live gigs at hotspots such as The Dublin Castle, Shepherd’s Bush Empire and The Great Escape.

Mariachiara's vocals and lyrics' emotional depth land delicately between the glistening synth soundscapes.

Genre: Synth-pop

Sounds Like:  Chvrches and Chairlift reeling with evident Björk and Goldfrapp influence, whilst Maxime’s James Blake inspired instrumental capabilities and productional skill are enviable.

Single? Album?EP? + name:   Single: At the Gate

Release date:  6th November,2015

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/indigofacemusic

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/indigofacemusic

Link to YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYiKGY1JejfE1mjRi6GMNQ

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/indigofacemusic/at-the-gate-if/s-OMVm5

Upcoming tour dates: EP launch at The Good Ship, London - early bird tickets here.

Label - Obadia Productions

Additional info iTunes pre order link:https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/at-the-gate-single/id1048931136

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Music Week Presents: Laura Leighe

Music Week Presents: Laura Leighe

Laura Leighe is quickly becoming an in-demand pop starlet, a must-have staple sound on both club and radio DJ’s playlists across the globe. Her breakout single, “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun,” an electro-swing-anchored adrenaline shot of head-bobbing mania she describes as “a girl...or boy-power anthem, that I wrote with the vision of making the dance floor explode with people being free, celebrating who they truly are and feeling free of judgement and insecurities," has recently exploded on the UK dance-club scene; it marks a career-defining moment for the burgeoning Leighe, an emotionally mature woman, who has traversed the oft-choppy terrain of a make-it-at-all-costs musician. The road to Leighe’s ever promising, personally fulfilling present has been a long and winding one. Raised in the small town of Duncan, Oklahoma, the ambitious child began taking vocal lessons at age 11; she won her first national singing competition at age 14. “I wasn’t one of those kids who wanted to hit Nashville or L.A. immediately, but I knew it was what I was called to do, and honed my craft where I was planted,” she says of her longtime musical ambitions. After majoring in vocal-music education at the University of Oklahoma and subsequently releasing an album under her maiden name, Laura Gossett, Leighe moved to Los Angeles with her now-husband to go full-force in her pursuit of a career as a recording artist.

Finding a musical sweet spot has been a multi-year process for Leighe, but she says she’s never felt more in tune with the songs she’s delivering to her growing fanbase. “I’ve always known that in the battle between an indie artist that does what they want and a mega pop star there’s somewhere in the middle that brings both those amazing choruses that make you feel elated and also speaks to your soul with incredible composition, and inspired lyrics.”

Now Leighe, who is busy working on her debut album. which she hopes to release early next year, has her eyes set on the future. From touring Europe and the States to releasing a slew of new singles, the journey woman of a blossoming starlet is undoubtedly cashing in on a lifetime of hard work and patience. “I’m a chill person,” Leighe says. “Maybe too chill and too patient sometimes,” she adds with a laugh. “But I do what I love, and just enjoy life along the way. I’m so thankful for that.”

Genre: Pop /Dance

Sounds Like:  Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, Icona Pop, Kylie Minogue

Single - “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun” WestFunk Radio Mix. 

Release date:  Single - Dec. 13

Link to Website: http://www.lauraleighemusic.com/

Link to Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LauraLeighe

Link to Twitter profile page:  https://twitter.com/Laura_Leighe

Link to YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/LauraLeigheMusic

Link to Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/lauraleighe

Upcoming tour dates:  TBD

Contact: LauraLeigheMusic@gmail.com

Management:  Trent Stockton - LauraLeigheMusic@gmail.com

Press:  Kate Whitmarsh - kate@spacepromotions.com

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Publisher:  info@GostockProductions.com Gostock Productions, ASCAP

A&R recruiter:  Raj Jadeja - raj.jadeja@me.com

Radio Plugger:  Jo Hart - Daytime/ College/ Regional - jo@hartmedia.co.uk / Matt Waterhouse - Club

Promo/ Specialist DJ Radio - matt@mattwaterhouserepresents.co.uk

Producer - Kent Murphy - kentmurphy284@gmail.com, WestFunk - contact Matt Waterhouse - matt@mattwaterhouserepresents.co.uk

Recording at (studio) - Gostock Productions - home studio - info@gostockproduction.com

Marketing - Josh Zieman josh@compassmusicmarketing.com  

10 tracks featuring
Music Week Present: Jacob Whitesides

Music Week Present: Jacob Whitesides

Jacob Whitesides is thrilled to announce the release of his highly anticipated new EP Faces On Film. Set for an October 23rd release on Jacob’s own Double U Records through BMG, Faces On Film gives the listener the opportunity to discover why this distinctive singer/songwriter’s earnest, acoustic-driven voice and collection of songs have earned him an extraordinary worldwide fan-base. Title track ‘Faces on Film’ features Grammy winning Blues legend Keb Mo’ on slide guitar.

With an instinctive gift for songwriting that ranges from kinetic R&B-infused pop to intensely personal ballads, Jacob delivers a new collection of songs that showcase his unique vocal energy and melodic style. A sound that has not only caught the attention of over 10 million fans, but Radio Disney who recently named Jacob their “Next Big Thing” and MTV who spotlighted him as their “Artist To Watch” this summer.

Faces On Film is the follow up to Jacob’s EP A Piece Of Me, which reached the top of the charts in eight countries, including the US where it immediately ascended to the #1 spot on iTunes’ Top Singer/Songwriter Albums chart, #3 on the Pop Album chart and #5 on the Overall Top Albums chart.

Live performance remains Jacob’s passion and he spent most of 2015 on the road. This included a European headlining tour that sold out in minutes, multiple U.S. headline tours and support runs with such fan-aligned artists as Fifth Harmony and R;5. Jacob

Genre:Pop

Sounds Like:

 EP+ name: Faces On Film

Release date: 23/10/2105

Link to Website: http://jacobwhitesides.com/

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacobWhitesidesOnline?fref=ts

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/jacobwhitesides

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JacobWhiteside

Available on - iTunes - http://smarturl.it/FacesOnFilm

Management Billy Mann - Manncom Creative

Press - FEAR PR - Katie Gwyther / Debbie Gwyther

Booking Agent - Sam Bush This Is Global

Label - BMG / Double U

10 tracks featuring
Music Week Presents: Koercive

Music Week Presents: Koercive

‘Super Producer’ Martin West aka KOERCIVE returns to the House scene this Autumn with this massive floor filler, in the shape of “Never Look Down”. With a resume that  includes working and collaborating with the likes of Romans (Roc Nation) Mark Hill (Artful), Estelle and Ben Ofoedu (Phats and Small) you definitely won’t be disappointed with his latest offering.

The catchy vocal hook is sung courtesy of 19-year-old Karla-Simone. Herself a fresh, young talent about to set the music scene on fire! This, coupled with some classic House piano riffs will grab your attention straight away leaving you with an exciting anticipation on that first drop, which certainly delivers!

The package also includes a shape cutting, bass bumping remix from Audio Rehab’s man of the moment Louie Anderson and a harder, driving rework from bass music veteran Rednek.

Genre: House

Sounds Like: Disclosure/Gorgon City

Single name: ‘Never Look Down’ ft Karla-Simone

Release date: October 9th 2015

Link to Website: www.avenoir.org

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koercive

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/koercive

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/koercive-official 

Upcoming tour dates: October 8th 2015 – Market House, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

Management Avenoir Media & Entertainment – Andy Devaney andy@avenoir.org  www.avenoir.org

Press: Supersonic Media

Label: Supersonic Media http://www.supersonic-media.co.uk/

Publisher: Supersonic Media Publishing

A&R recruiter: David Bury – Supersonic Media

Radio Plugger: Mark Loverush – Power Promotions

Producer: Martin West

Recording at:Koercive Studio London

Mixed by Rob Preston at The Hideout Thetford

Legal: Luke English at Laceys Solicitors

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