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Q&A : Blake Morgan – The Music Maker

For those of our readers that haven’t heard of you before could you tell us a little bit about yourself your story? Sure. I was born, grew up, and still live in Manhattan––Greenwich Village in fact. I’m a singer, a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a record producer, and a label owner. That’s a mouthful, so I usually just say “I’m a music maker,” and that seems to cover it. I’m proud that...

Q&A: J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls – Old School Rock’n’Roll Blues

For those that haven’t heard of J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls could you tell us a bit about the band, your story? Well, it all started early 2016 when I was getting some ideas together for an old school rock’n’roll, blues album I wanted to do. It’s something I have always thought about doing so I had some ideas that I took to Harun Kotch, who I’ve worked with on a numbe...

Space Cadets and the Simpkin Project. SoCal rock from reggae to hip hop.

The Los Angeles band Space Cadets, comprised of Zachary Wexelman, Dan Creed, and John Cocco came together to create a sound that marries blues and hip hop with alt rock in recordings and live performances. Formed in 2012, Space Cadets rose by crafting a unique mix of chill urban vibes and grooving acoustic blues rock. Their style  goes beyond their records into high energy performances first in th...

Off The Record into Verse – Perception is Everything

  Perception is everything, Hawking my wares on the street, CD’s, mixtapes, Giving them out to every stranger I meet.   Perception is everything, I’m a brand, I’m well produced, I’m the one you want to choose.   Perception is everything, I need to stand out, I’m not my name, my genre, I’m the one you want to shout about.   Perception is everything, Be patient, make it easy, Gra...

Great music, lyrics that count and endless creativity: ARI and Chistpher Sluka

Toronto-born, LA-based ARI heals the  mind with music. Her education is in psychology but her art is in songs that dance in and out of genre lines, moving from pop to gritty hip-hop to electronic. ARI’s songs turns pain into power with visceral lyrics of hope and tragedy. Her sound comes to life in the middle, between the light and dark of life. Her most recent album Tunnel Vision demonstrates tha...

Track by Track : Esaius: Tick Follows Tock

Esaius’ brand new album ‘Tick Follows Tock’ calls to mind ‘Learn To Fly’ era Foo Fighters but set to a much darker tone drawing on elements of Nirvana and several other 90s bands. It deals with a variety of themes from the duality of modern life whilst dealing with mental health problems, to the feelings of being trapped and the onslaught of social media but there are...

Alt rock and SoulFolk: Late Night Episode and Andy B.AND of Voodudes

Andy B.AND (aka Andy Bernstein)  has been the primary singer-songwriter for roots rockers The VooDUDES since 1990.  Inspired by Americana and retro soul music, Andy began a solo recording project with Blues Leaf Records producer John “JP” Pittas to co-produce his latest project, My Roots are Showing. Andy B is now bringing the project to life at events with regional and local artists  under the An...

The wildest bands I know: the Earth Harp Ensemble and Trouble In The Streets.

William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments including the Earth Harp, the world’s largest playable musical instrument. He is the leader of the Earth Harp Collective, an internationally renowned ensemble that combines the creative forces of artists, musicians, composers, and choreographers.  He is also the Founder and Artistic Dir...

Artistic Echoes Show – Ben Gorb

On tonight’s show we are joined by Ben Gorb for a special solo acoustic set. Also on this weeks #mixtape we have music from OH LA KANADA, Dream Wife, FEWS and Meadowlark. Tune in to Canalside Radio 102.8fm or www.canalsideradio.net from 9pm to hear it live. Ben Gorb Ben Gorb is a 24 year old rock musician from Macclesfield, he blends acoustic music into a rock styling influenced by such grea...

Q&A: Heart & Sold – Unrestricted, Unbridled Creativity, from artists who happen to have Down Syndrome

For readers that haven’t heard of it before can you tell us a bit about Heart & Sold? Yes of course.  Heart & Sold is an innovative art project that supports and promotes the work of some of the finest contemporary artists, who just happen to have Down Syndrome. We currently represent 34 painters, illustrators and photographers – all of whom create the most amazing work. The fact tha...

Q&A: Lucie Barât – Take Me Away – It’s always about the lyrics

For those that haven’t heard of you before could you tell us a bit about yourself, your story? Well, I was raised by hippies and artists between a commune and a council estate just outside of Basingstoke! I went from school to drama school and then onto a world of existential angst and painful soul searching – needless to say, that kind of self-sabotage and drug-fuelled despair wasn’t really...

Artistic Echoes Show – Broomhead

On tonight’s Artistic Echoes show we are joined in the studio by Broomhead for a special acoustic set. Also on this weeks #mixtape we feature music from Cosmo Calling, Ambiere, FLAWES and Chris Tavener. Tune in to Canalside Radio 102.8fm or www.canalsideradio.net from 9pm to hear it live. Broomhead Band from Manchester bringing together talented musicians from varying backgrounds to create s...

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