If you haven't heard of Pimlican, then allow us to introduce you. Combining elements from a wide range of genres including R&B, pop and dance, Pimlican is a unique music collective that utilises the talents of a number of musicians.


The idea behind Pimlican is that anyone can join and contribute to the group as long as they have something to offer musically and something to add to the live shows. With this open minded approach to songwriting, Pimlican are able to create catchy, hook-oriented music that draws on a number of styles.


Their new single, 'Runaw'y' picks up where the group left off with 'B'ck 4 More/P'lya' which was released last May, employing a danceable beat with a memorable vocal line that will be stuck in your head for days. In addition to this, Pimlican have experimented with unusual instrumentation in 'Runaw'y' as well as using rap to complement the overall vibe of the track.


Listen to 'Runaw'y' here:





The reputation that Pimlican have built has seen their music feature on Tom Robinson's Radio 6 show, BBC Introducing, as well as BBC Radio Leeds.


Check out more on Pimlican here:


http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536



Renowned Irish musician, Joe O'Donnell, is reissuing his 1977 concept album 'Gaodhal's Vision' in celebration of its 40th anniversary.


Along with his band Shkayla (Gaelic for 'stories'), Joe creates a unique amalgamation of folk inspired celtic-rock, with influences from jazz and orchestral styles as well.


'Gaodhal's Vision' tells the fascinating story of the Milesian people who set sail for Eire (Ireland) on the word of Moses who foretold their destiny. The album displays Joe’s fascination with the esoteric and celebrates the origins of the Celts and many distinctive aspects of their famed culture.


The album was met with strong critical acclaim upon its release due to its innovative musical stylings and Joe's ability to tell a story through his quality compositions. However, further esteem was added to the album due to the involvement of legendary guitarist, Rory Gallagher, who featured on 'Gaodhal's Vision'. Joe and Rory enjoyed a warm musical friendship and this was reflected through their dynamic chemistry when they performed together.


Joe was classically trained but from his early experience working in rock bands, he quickly grasped the affinity between Celtic modal and Indian Music, and now his band Shkayla bring together aspects of these, mixed with jazz, rock and classical orchestral styles. Shkayla generate great energy and excitement through their music, channelling the sensitivity and delicacy needed to keep Celtic music faithful to its roots.


The Special 40th Anniversary Edition of 'Gaodhal's Vision' is set for release 28th April and the band are celebrating by playing two live shows at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, on 31st March and 1st April.


Find out more on Joe O'Donnell here:


Links:

http://joeodonnellsshkayla.com/

https://soundcloud.com/shkayla

https://www.facebook.com/shkaylaband/

https://twitter.com/shkayla

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfqphCzdhiwEgpykm1SQyg


Buy tickets for the shows here:


http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/from-egypt-to-eire-40th-anniversary-of-gaodhals-vision



Are you in a band? Do you own a venue? Or are you just a die-hard music fan who loves going to gigs? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then I strongly recommend that you hear what we have to say on the platform aiming to revolutionize the music industry: Bandzit.


As the brainchild of Phil Wilson, Bandzit is a website and app that brings people from every facet of the music industry together, so that they can interact and perform a multitude of career boosting actions.


For example, as a band, you can search for gig slots, new band members or even buy and sell gear. Venues benefit from the ability to book new and exciting artists, especially when they have a last minute cancellations, and if you're just a gig-goer, then you can buy your tickets here with no more than a £1 booking fee.


As well as this, there's nothing new to learn in terms of user interface. Bandzit will employ a familiar social media setup, with a wall, newsfeed and the classic liking and following functions that allow users to interact with other members in the industry.


One of the main ideas is to help bands by cutting out the need of a booking agent; they can directly message venues looking for gigs, but at the same time, gigs will come to them via their inbox. As a result, Bandzit is forming a network where musicians, venues and agencies retain their customer and fan bases and build momentum from each event, rather than creating stand-alone events.


The platform will also allow you to effectively promote your event by reaching out to a music specific community whilst building and maintaining a dedicated following.


Bandzit was created by musicians and fans themselves with 2 main philosophies – make event creation and management simple, and make the fans pay less!


If you're interested in hearing more from Bandzit, you can sign up to join here, once the website goes live:


http://bandzit.com/splashpage



If you think you've heard the name Glenn Harrold before, then it might be because, as well as a musician, he is also a multi-million selling self-help author and hypnotherapist. His hypnosis and meditation downloads and apps have sold over 7 million copies worldwide. He has also written seven books, which have been published by major publishers Orion and McGraw Hill.


Glenn has been keeping his musical talents under the radar, but now he is unveiling them to the world with the new easy listening single, 'The Wayfarer'. Also featuring the clean and crisp vocals of Dean Rhymes, 'The Wayfarer' tells the inspiring story of the peace pilgrim who spent much of her life walking across America, all in the name of peace.


With beautifully constructed melodies and classic instrumentation, Glenn's quality as a musician and songwriting abilities are undeniable and perhaps he shouldn't have kept them covered up so long!


Glenn’s huge sales in the self-help world have given him a great platform to launch a songwriting career. The songs Glenn writes are inspired by many of the things that have influenced his self-help books and apps such as human consciousness, spirituality, shamanism, ayahuasca, raising consciousness, Krishna consciousness, peace, love and veganism.


Watch the video for 'The Wayfarer' here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AChkWW6jPlY


Links:


https://www.facebook.com/glennharrold.fanpage/


https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorofthemind


https://twitter.com/GlennHarrold


http://www.glennharrold.com/


https://www.instagram.com/glenn_harrold/




After sharing stages with Black Star and David Byrne, long-time activist and Buddhist Marilyn Carino releases her second solo album ‘Leaves, Sadness, Science’ which features R.E.M bassist Mike Mills. The album is a charged fusion of electronic, soul and hip-hop styles.


Unique music with a distinctive sound is always going to be the outcome when you're gifted with a voice like Marilyn's. Some have labelled it 'powerful to the point of bringing you to tears' (Straight No Chaser)and it is easy to see why upon listening to Carino's music.


'When The Innocents Go To War' is a dark, synth-driven track from the new album that displays just what Marilyn is all about. You can listen to it and watch the fascinating animated video here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeflTaGUbMQ&feature=youtu.be


Marilyn notes that "When the Innocents Go to War" is an insistent, four-on-the-floor hipshaker delivered with a cynical-sounding falsetto; another grinding swipe at romantic attachment, when new lovers are merely "drunken satellites", who, despite the initial thrill, are always keeping score."


The Brooklyn native wrote, recorded, mixed and performed all of ‘Leaves, Sadness, Science’ – a collection of spacy grooves formed from layered, Moog-y synths and complex beats. Her long time practice of Nichiren Buddhism is the force that forms her songs into gripping, graphic internal monologues that explore themes of sex and radical self-expression.


You can find out more on Marilyn here:


Links:

https://www.facebook.com/marilyncarinomusic


https://www.twitter.com/marilyncarino


https://www.youtube.com/marilyncarino


http://www.marilyncarino.com



If you like your music with a quirky jazz-pop edge to it, then M'GOO's latest track 'I Didn't Want To Hear You Say "I'm Leaving"' will be right up your street.


What makes M'GOO so unique though, is there approach to creating music. Instead of writing about their own life experiences, lead singer, Mike Meighu, chooses to find inspiration from interesting poems, philosophical material and other people's life stories that can be adapted into original material for the group's songs. Such a technique means that M'GOO's music has an edge and individuality about that is hard to find elsewhere in the music world.


For example,'I Didn't Want To Hear You Say "I'm Leaving"' focuses on a story taken from Glynn Washington's 'Snap Judgement' in which a couple are due to be wed, but when the woman decides to see a fortune teller, she has second thoughts about their relationship and promptly leaves, with her partner feeling lost and alone.


Consequently, the single follows the theme of “do we ever really know the person we love?”, forming a fascinating conversation incorporating poetry and visual art (Check out M'GOO's moodboard on their website!)


With an easy listening style, incorporating elements of rock, pop, funk, but primarily jazz, M'GOO are a diverse group of musicians creating music like no one else.


Have a listen to 'I Didn't Want To Hear You Say "I'm Leaving"' here on Soundcloud:


https://soundcloud.com/themgooproject/i-didnt-want-to-hear-you-say-im-leaving


Links:


www.mgoomusic.com


www.soundcloud.com/themgooproject


www.twitter.com/mgoomusic


www.facebook.com/mgoomusic



New alternative rock group Lasso Moon are set to release their love song ‘Kimota Codeine’. Taking influence from Pixies, Sonic Youth and Nick Cave, Lasso Moon has a minimalistic sound to create more honesty in their music. The single is being released alongside a homemade video that took inspiration from Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Down By Law’, which was filmed in black and white with one static shot.

Watch the music video for ‘Kimota Codeine’ here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_IaB6VNPqw

The minimalistic modern guitar sound mixes genres of hard rock, grunge and punk to form a raw honest style like no other. Lasso Moon aim to say something with their music and with ‘Kimota Codeine’ the track explores the theme of transformation, particularly in reference to codeine and how it numbs the stress of modern life. The theme is mirrored in the music video, which shows front man Bobby Westhead searching for a distraction, conveying that no one gives time to art anymore due to the constant diversion of the internet.

Check out more from Lasso Moon here:

https://soundcloud.com/lassomoon

https://www.facebook.com/lassomoon

https://www.instagram.com/lassomoon

https://twitter.com/LassoMoonMusic



The business of restoring pianos is a fine art that few people have the skills to do, but the Leverett family are pioneers of the industry who are able to bring old pianos back to their original standard, or even better.


Established by Colin, Derrick and Paul Leverett, Piano Restorations Ltd. possess the abilities to rebuild pianos almost from scratch and are renowned worldwide as the definitive experts in the field. The business is now extending itself into piano sales, offering both new and restored instruments, the latter of which will be at the company's 'better than new' condition and available at a fraction of the price.


For example, whilst a brand new Steinway piano can cost you anywhere from £80,000 upwards, Leverett Pianos will be selling their restored versions from around £36,000, a great deal considering the quality. However, one should not be led down the path of thinking that the Leverett family's restored pianos are substandard, as this is not the case. Their work at least matches the quality of the original and all pianos are wrapped in beautiful vintage casing, just for that extra touch.


The company is not new to the business either. With over 160 years of combined experience, the Leverett family have built a prestigious name for themselves within the industry, restoring pianos for the likes of Artur Pizarro, comedian, Bill Bailey, Ted Baker (the fashion designer) and even Stephen Fry who noted: "I was overwhelmed with the quality of craftsmanship, these artisans transformed a rather worn out and soulless instrument back into a beautiful heart warming piano: now all they have to do is restore my ability to play…”.


One should also not be fooled into thinking that Piano Restorations Ltd. is all about making the instrument 'look good' again; it is so much more. The company provide the full package, focusing on the small details as well as the fundamentals such as tone and craftsmanship. Achieving the company's high standards is a tough task, often taking around 240 hours to fully restore a piano, but it is a labour of love for the Leverett family whose passion for what they do is undoubtedly evident in their final products.


Also, piano lovers no longer have to actually own a piano to benefit from the company's services as Leverett pianos will be outsourcing worn out instruments that they can restore to their former glory. All of this craftsmanship takes place in Piano Restorations' state of the art, 5000 square foot workshop where they even produce traditional, bespoke soundboards that are essential for achieving that pure sound quality.


Piano Restorations have recently created an insider's video into their world, exhibiting the history and and quality craftsmanship at the heart of the company. The video shows the process of rebuilding an exquisite Bluthner Jubilee from the day it arrives to the fully rebuilt piano. It also features concert pianist Joseph Fleetwood who composed the music to the video, 'Moon Light over the River Tay'.


Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beAJvLDQNJw


Find out more on Piano Restorations Ltd. here:


http://www.pianorestorations.co.uk/


www.leverettpianos.co.uk


https://www.facebook.com/Piano-Restorations-Ltd-149719248390033/


https://twitter.com/ukpiano



Illinois based band, Everything Under, are bringing back the seemingly lost genre of electro-rock with their dark, industrial sounding tunes.


Having already cemented themselves on the scene the anthemic 'Team', the band are now releasing the equally strong 'Happy Matters'. Following much the same style as their first single, the new track picks up where the band left off utilising a unique blend of space-like synths and haunting vocals, along with unusual sound effects and a hypnotising beat that create a potent combination.


Through their distinctive brand of music, the band themselves have noted that their objective is to 'expose the truth of reality to all living creatures through a medium called music while implementing feeling through vibration' and supposedly, the music is inspired by a musing cat “Plya” and a queen “Lucky”. If that's not intriguing enough for you to give them a listen, then I'm not sure what is.


Alongside Mark’s sound engineering techniques, he also taught himself how to play guitar and keyboard, with which he authored 34 new EU tracks that were mastered by world renowned Bernie Grundman.


You can watch the psychedelic video for 'Happy Matters' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uds0uHvykQM


Links:


https://www.youtube.com/user/EverythingUnderEU


https://twitter.com/EU_MusicTweets


https://www.instagram.com/everythingundereu/



Dance-pop singer, Ginny Vee, is bursting onto the scene with her get-up-and-dance anthem 'Give Me Dynamite'.


The Italian born singer had her talents scouted by LA producer, Christian Walden, who introduced to Mind The Floor Records. The upbeat single was arranged by Steve Manovski (co-producer and co-writer of Sigala’s hit single ‘Give Me Your Love’). It was recently taken to the Amsterdam Dance Event where it was immediately snapped up by Disco:Wax (Sony).


With a Euro-house vibe, 'Give Me Dynamite' is the kind of track that is sure to be a hit in the clubs due to its catchy chorus and infectious beat.


However, it hasn't always been straightforward for Ginny. Her parents often encouraged her to find a job with more security but Vee has always been drawn to performance and the arts. After a stint at law school, Ginny attended a creative arts school, worked as a model and even pursued an acting career in LA.


Despite this promising career pathway, Ginny always knew that singing was her passion and so she formed the cover group, Belle Ma Belle, where he has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the Italian music industry. After a few years, she made the break from the group and headed in her own direction which so far, is paying off, as can be seen from 'Give Me Dynamite'.


The track is out 16th December but you can listen to the teaser here:


http://www.ginnyvee.com/


Links:


https://www.facebook.com/ginnyveeofficial/


https://soundcloud.com/ginnyvee


https://twitter.com/GinnyVeeMusic


https://www.youtube.com/user/ginnyveeofficial


https://www.instagram.com/ginnyveemusic

2016 has been a challenging year to say the least. With a mass of natural disasters, celebrity deaths and controversial political decisions – the national feeling has been somewhat negative. But how has this affected our music choices?

Sunfly Karaoke, the market leaders in Karaoke technology, have released a unique report of the most popular Karaoke tracks of 2016. The report has been compiled from comprehensive analysis of downloads and streaming data from www.sunflykaraoke.com. The results, much like 2016, have been a little emotional.

With slow, emotional songs aplenty it appears that Saturday nights this year have been spent releasing our anxieties – pouring our hearts out over a microphone. Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’ has stolen the top-spot and the list also features equally-melancholy chart-toppers such as Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’, Calum Scott’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ and John Legend’s ‘All of Me’.

Showing things aren’t all doom and gloom, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ takes a respectable place at number 10. The likes of Justin Bieber, Little Mix and Elle King also inject a party vibe, revealing that at least some Brits still enjoy having a boogie and a sing-song. James Arthur’s comeback is now complete as he came in with the 7th most popular song - ‘Say You Won't Let Go’.

2016 was of course a very sad year due to the great musicians we lost. Sunfly’s report has also revealed that the popularity of David Bowie, Prince, Pete Burns, Merle Haggard and Bobby Vee has been reflected by an upsurge in the singing of their music. David Bowie karaoke tracks have seen a phenomenal upsurge of 800% and Prince sales are up 586%. Amy Winehouse’s version of ‘Valerie’ also remains very popular.

Top Karaoke Tracks 2016

1. Adele – When We Were Young

2. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

3. Lukas Graham – 7 Years

4. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own

5. Justin Bieber – Sorry

6. Shawn Mendes – Stitches

7. James Arthur – Say You Won't Let Go

8. Sia – Cheap Thrills

9. James Bay – Let It Go

10. Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

11. Little Mix – Black Magic

12. John Legend – All Of Me

13. Elle King – Ex's & Oh's

14. Charlie Puth – One Call Away

15. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

The team at Sunfly have also predicted what the top Karaoke tracks sung on New Years’ Eve will be:

1. Auld Lang Syne

2. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers

3. Celebration by Kool & The Gang

4. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

5. Happy by Pharrell Williams

6. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor

7. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson Feat: Bruno Mars

8. Get Lucky Daft Punk Feat: Pharrell Williams

9. Jump Around by House Of Pain

10. Hey Ya by Outkast

Dan Maidstone from www.sunflykaraoke.co.uk explains:

“Though there are a number of classics that people associate with being the ‘top karaoke tracks’, trends actually vary enormously year on year especially due to the changing demographics and tech that karaoke is enjoyed by. The days of ‘My Way’ or ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ topping the polls are long over.

With the launch of Sunfly’s sunflykaraoke.us USA download website, our browser-based streaming service and the Karaoke2U mobile app, 2016 has been really exciting for us, and it’s been enlightening to see the different ways that people are engaging with Karaoke technology.

Karaoke is a great activity for the Winter party season, and so we have recently introduced the Sunfly Satellite Touchscreen Laptop Karaoke System, which is hired out for parties and arrives with a portable PA, a couple of wireless mics and gives users access to the entire 16000+ Sunfly Karaoke HD range. It’s already been hired by Louis Vuitton for their office Christmas party!”

Sunfly are the market leaders in Karaoke technology – famed for offering the highest spec MP3+G Karaoke Downloads, instrumental songs and backing tracks for 25 years. All songs are produced 'in the style of' and recorded in the same key and tempo as the original artist – by a dedicated team of professional musicians and producers. They have a back catalogue of more than 16,000 Karaoke songs in all genres suitable for any occasion.

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