Archive for October, 2010

The Saw Doctors receive IMRO Award

by admin on October 12, 2010 in with no comments

The Saw Doctors were presented with an award last week by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) in recognition of their recently released album reaching Number 1 in the Irish Independent Album charts. The Galway band’s eighth studio album, “The Further Adventures of The Saw Doctors”, entered the Independent Album charts at No 1 on its first week of release. The second single from the album, “Well Byes”, will be released on 16th October ahead of the band’s 17 date UK tour kicking off in November.


Cathy Davey, Villagers and Fight Like Apes have all been among the recipients of the IMRO Number 1 Award this year for topping the album charts.

Cyndi Lauper: Memphis Blues album out now.

by admin on October 5, 2010 in with no comments

13 weeks at No.1 for “Memphis Blues” on the Billboard Blues Album Chart!

“Holding her own alongside players of the first magnitude (Allen Toussaint, BB King), she’s cheeky on Louis Jordan’s bawdy Early in the Morning and slinky as she does a deal with the devil on Crossroads. Worth hearing”- THE GUARDIAN***

“Memphis Blues is a curveball, but that’s its charm. It’s fun to hear Lauper go all badass Betty Boop on “Don’t Cry No More” and “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” squeaking and hollering with help from Ann Peebles, Allen Toussaint and B.B. King. ” – ROLLING STONE***

Cyndi Lauper Memphis Blues: A collection of blues cover songs, recorded this March at Electraphonic Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, features appearances by such great artists as B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Allen Toussaint, Ann Peebles and Charlie Musselwhite.

“This is the album I’ve wanted to make for years,” said Lauper. “All of these beautiful songs, and all of the great players on the album, were carefully chosen because I’ve admired them my entire life. And I knew from the moment Alan Toussaint hit the keys in ‘Shattered Dreams’ that we were creating something really special.”

The feel of Memphis Blues is gritty and full of life. It bristles with the kind of energy that earmarked the hit singles invented on the fly at Stax Records, the historic and spiritual prototype for Electraphonic, where musicians of multiple generations work side-by-side creating soul-driven anthems for the brokenhearted, the unrequited, and the overlooked.

Lauper, who traveled from New York to Memphis to set up camp at Electraphonic Recording Studio, assembled a team of crackerjack session players to cut the way she knew this record had to be done: live, analog, with Cyndi herself calling out arrangements on the studio floor.

Produced by Scott Bomar and mixed by longtime collaborator William Wittman, Memphis Blues features appearances by a veritable dream team of blues and soul greats, including harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite, vocalist Ann “I Can’t Stand the Rain” Peebles, brilliant Crescent City organist Allen Toussaint, and hotshot guitar heroes Jonny Lang and legend B.B. King.

Memphis Blues session players include Stax veterans Lester Snell and Skip Pitts, and Hi Rhythm Section alums Leroy Hodges and Howard Grimes, studio careerists who cut their teeth recording with the likes of Isaac Hayes and Al Green. Along with the punctuating blasts provided by trumpeter Marc Franklin, baritone saxophonist Kirk Smother, and tenor saxman Derrick Williams, they provided a steadfast foundation for Lauper’s impeccable vocals.

TRACKLISTING

1. I’m Just Your Fool (feat. Charlie Musselwhite)

2. Shattered Dreams (feat. Allen Toussaint)

3. Early in the Morning (feat. Allen Toussaint & B.B. King)

4. Romance in the Dark

5. How Blue Can You Get (feat. Jonny Lang)

6. Down Don’t Bother Me (feat. Charlie Musselwhite)

7. Don’t Cry No More

8. Rollin and Tumblin’ (feat. Kenny Brown and Ann Peebles)

9. Down So Low

10. Mother Earth (feat. Allen Toussaint)

11. Cross Roads (feat. Jonny Lang)

12. Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues

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Irish PR Contact: Linda Coogan Byrne/ 0851659065

ELEANOR MCEVOY ON TV3 IRELAND AM TODAY!

by admin on October 5, 2010 in with no comments

Check out ELEANOR MCEVOY on TV3 Ireland Am http://bit.ly/bQ2UWn

And don’t forget to get your hands on Tickets for This Friday Nights Sugar Club show!

Irish Chanteuse Eleanor McEvoy, performs:

‘AN EVENING WITH: ELEANOR MCEVOY’

DATE: Oct 8th @8pm
Where: The Sugar Club, on Leeson St. Dublin

Eleanor McEvoy performs songs from her new album I’d Rather Go Blonde in the intimate setting of The Sugar Club and invites you to come along….

Continued chart success for The Riptide Movement, The Saw Doctors & Underworld

by admin on October 1, 2010 in with no comments
01/10/2010

Continued chart success for The Riptide Movement, The Saw Doctors & Underworld.


THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT:

NO 27. IN THE SINGLES CHART GAINING A TOP 30 CHART POSITION ON THEIR SINGLE ‘HOT TRAMP’. ( out now! )

Their flaming hot new single Hot Tramp was chosen as Song of the week on Today Fm & Corks Red fm. Known for their stomping live shows, the band play at this weekend’s MUSIC SHOW. more info go to www.theriptidemovement.com

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THE SAW DOCTORS:

Following from their No.1 Chart position last week, today they are NO.2 IN THE INDIE CHARTS &NO.27 IN THE MAINSTREAM CHARTS.

Fresh from their shenanigans with Peter Kay on the night of their Olympia Gig, the band release new single Well byes (Oct16th) which has been serviced to radio and is gaining airplay momentum this week. The band will be live on DERMOT O LEARYS SHOW ON BBC Radio tomorrow Sat Oct 2nd then onto RTE 2fm next Monday with TUBRIDY live from Galway and on RTE Radio1next Wednesday on Today with Pat Kenny - be sure to tune in! more info go to www.sawdoctors.com

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UNDERWORLD:

Following a Top 10 Indie chart position in Ireland last week, Underworld come in at NO.16 IN THE INDIE ALBUM CHARTS today.

Underworld is also # 1 in the following charts ::

# 1 in the DMC World Chart
http://www.dmcworld.com/charts/?chart=32008&offset=0#WORLDChart

# 1 in the DMC World House Chart
http://www.dmcworld.com/charts/?chart=32012&offset=0#WorldHouseChart

# 1 in the DMC World Commercial Chart
http://www.dmcworld.com/charts/?chart=32013&offset=0#WorldCommercialChart

# 1 in the DMC World UK Chart
http://www.dmcworld.com/charts/?chart=32018&offset=0#UKChart

# 1 in the DMC World UK Club Chart
http://www.dmcworld.com/charts/?chart=32033&offset=0#UKCLUBChart

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NEW ALBUM
‘BARKING’ IS OUT NOW!! In all good record stores nationwide and online.

IRISH GIG: RDS on Saturday November 27th!
Tickets are: €39.50 (Incl Booking Fee) available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

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‘Currently on tour': COME CHECK OUT THESE DATES + GIGS!

SUZANNE VEGA

ELEANOR MCEVOY

JOHN, SHELLY & THE CREATURES

UNDERWORLD

THE SAW DOCTORS

THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT

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PR Contact:

Linda Coogan Byrne: +353851659065

On the road: Eleanor McEvoy currently on Tour.

by admin on October 1, 2010 in with no comments

ELEANOR IS ON THE ROAD!  BE SURE TO ATTEND A LIVE SHOW FROM ONE OF IRELAND’S FINEST TROUBADOURS.


OCTOBER

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*Friday 1 O’Donovan’s, Ballina/ Killaloe, Co. Tipperary

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*Saturday 2 Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford

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*Friday 8 The Sugar Club, Dublin

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Thursday 14 The Olive Grove, Athlone

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*Friday 15 Sirius Arts Center, Cobh

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*Saturday 16 The White Horse, Upstairs, West Village, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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*Monday 25 Thurles Halloween Arts Festival, Thurles

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*Thursday 28 The Crane Bar, Galway

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*Friday 29 McHugh’s Bar and Venue, Drogheda

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NOVEMBER

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*Friday 5 Errigle Inn, Belfast

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