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Justice 4 Jovaine: A musician in the wrong place at the wrong time

by admin on January 3, 2018 in with no comments

Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Four years ago, Jamaican musician Jovaine went out to visit a friend when his life was irreversibly changed. Whilst on his way to an apartment in a housing complex, he found an unmarked bag and wanted to alert staff to its presence, only to be accused of the bag being his. As it turns out, there was supposedly ammunition at the bottom of the bag, buried under other items. Having ended up in a dispute with some security guards over this, they called the police and he was subsequently charged with a criminal offence relating to the unlawful possession of ammunition in the gun court of Jamaica. Jovaine now faces the risk of a significant custodial sentence, with possible hard labour, despite having no previous convictions, for simply trying to help.

The Gun Court is the branch of the Jamaican judicial system that tries criminal cases involving firearms and related charges. The long sentences of the Gun Court and its restrictions on the rights of the accused have been subject to much criticism, and the Gun Court system has also been the target of criticism because of its lengthy delay in hearing cases.

In Jovaine’s case, it is also possible that there will be no trial by jury if the judge so decides. If Jovaine were to go to prison, not only would this be devastating for him and his future, but the effect on his family would be equally devastating.

How you can help:

It is estimated that the legal costs of continuing to run this case will be around £4,000. Jovaine currently earns less than $20 a day. So he has no chance of making any money in time, despite having tried so hard and maintained legal representation until recently. If 200 people gave just £20 each, that would be enough.

The Gogetfunding page is now live, please, go and check it out and read more about this and if you can, donate. Even the smallest donations can make the biggest changes.

https://gogetfunding.com/justice-4-jovaine/

Thank you for your time, and please feel free to share this link/post.

And this is his music here, as you can see he has every possibility of having a bright future ahead of him, with your help that is.

The Mavericks Christmas offering + Vicar St Date for Feb 2018

by admin on December 18, 2017 in with no comments

THE MAVERICKS PLAY VICAR ST, Dublin, Ireland: FEB 7TH 2018: Tickets priced €49.65 and are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets.

Considered by many to be one of the great and most original American bands, The Mavericks formed in Miami, FL in the late 1980’s, eventually moving to Nashville and launching what would be an incredible career that featured hits, sold out tours and the creation of a large and loyal fan base. The Mavericks created a one of a kind sound that seamlessly blended elements of rock, Latino, folk, blues, country and more.

Following a nine year hiatus, The Mavericks reformed in 2012 going on to release two more highly acclaimed studio albums and toured relentlessly bringing their exhilarating live shows to longtime fans and new generations worldwide.

Led by the mesmerising vocals of Raul Malo, the driving swing of drummer Paul Deakin, the masterful playing of guitarist Eddie Perez and eccentric style of keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, The Mavericks have once again solidified themselves as a seminal musical force, both live and in the studio.

For the Festive Season the band have release two Christmas tracks that you can check out on YouTube below.

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CAS releases Christmas single “LUCKY STARS”

by admin on December 8, 2017 in with no comments

CAS

Christmas & Debut single “LUCKY STARS” Available now across all digital platforms. 

Slane, Co Meath native Cas has been involved in the Irish Music Industry for 25 years. The last decade has been taken up by owning and running Hot Press Award winning venue Boyles of Slane in Co Meath. One of the Counties most celebrated go to places for live music and the craic. Cas is also involved in running The Salty Dog Stage and Trailer Park at The Electric Picnic.

This New Year’s Eve, Cas is hanging up his publican’s apron to pursue his first love of writing and singing songs and what better to start on the new journey than with a festive cheer. This Christmas at the ripe age of forty two, Cas releases his debut single “Lucky Stars” fittingly a Christmas song.

Watch out for Cas and his band of merrymen this festive season.

Press play below, share and sing along this festive season!

 

 

 

 

Ryan Sheridan releases Christmas track ‘Frozen in Time’

by admin on December 6, 2017 in with no comments
Ryan Sheridan
‘Frozen in Time’ 

 
We are delighted to be able to present an amazingly powerful and emotive Christmas themed song  “Frozen In Time” from Irish troubadour Ryan Sheridan. With the help of the stunning choir Pretty Little Choirs, Ryan brought an even bigger sense of grandeur to an already impressive ballad. 
 
Since his last album went​​​​ to Number 1 Ryan has been busy playing to sold out venues all over Europe and America but wanted to release something special for Christmas at home. After his cover of Walking In The Air got such a great response a few years ago Ryan’s music is becoming synonymous with this time of year!  
Choir: Pretty Little Choirs
Strings: David McGillicuddy Doyle
Crew: Aodhan Englishby
Recorded at Jealoustown Recording Studios

Changing Gears new single ‘Hold On Tight’ is out now!

by admin on November 17, 2017 in with no comments
Check out the brand new single from Changing Gears which is out now across all digital platforms!
Changing Gears are a five piece pop rock band based in Dublin formed in 2010. Comprising of Eoin O’Donnell (guitars & vocals), Colin Reid (guitars & vocals), Steve Power (piano, keys & vocals), Danny Spelman (bass & vocals) and Morgan O’Brien (drums/percussion). They have just released ‘Hold On Tight’ as part of their upcoming studio album which will be released in early 2018.

LUCY SPRAGGAN announces Christmas Single ‘Drink ‘til We Go Home’ Out Dec 15th

by admin on November 10, 2017 in with 1 comment

LUCY SPRAGGAN announces Christmas Single ‘Drink ‘til We Go Home’ Out Dec 15th


For Lucy Spraggan, 2017 has been a year to remember. The singer-songwriter netted her fourth top 40 album and followed that success with more than 22,000 ticket sales across her UK and European tours.

I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing charted at number 12 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart on release in January. The album, the second under her own label – CTRL Records – was described as ‘a triumph’ by The Sun.

Now Lucy is back with the rousing Christmas single ‘Drink ‘til We Go Home’, sparking memories of great Christmas tracks from the Pogues and Slade complete with a catchy sing-along edge classic to Spraggan’s style. Lucy says, ‘I grew up on the music of Kirsty MacColl and wrote this song as an homage to her talent and vivacity.’

The single is out on December 15th, the same day Lucy performs to a sold out cave in the middle of rural Derbyshire. The one-off Christmas show at Peak Cavern in Castleton sold out in the first 24 hours.

The video for the single is out on December 1st. Lucy explained, ‘I basically got a bunch of friends into an empty pub, put a bit of cash behind the bar and left the cameras rolling.’

The results are perfect, with a video sure to get the country into the Christmas spirit on its release.

This Christmas, let’s drink ‘til we go home.

Links:

https://twitter.com/lspraggan

https://www.facebook.com/lucyspraggan/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3QLPy7F0m9XgChp2Lk9B3N

The FitzaFrenic’s announce new single ‘Brighter Days’ out Dec 8th

by admin on November 8, 2017 in with no comments
The FitzaFrenic’s announce new single ‘Brighter Days’ + Gig: Dec 8th – The Generator, Smithfield, Dublin €10 
Over the past three years Dublin natives The FitzaFrenic have built a name for themselves as one of Dublin’s most beloved street performers. Channeling the fun pop/soul sensibilities of musical luminaries such as Maroon 5, Relish, Third Eye Blind… this Irish band got tired of “playing for exposure” gigs and festivals, the band took to Grafton Street with their unique, fun loving, high energy performances and were an instant hit with locals and tourists alike.
Through busking they were able to self fund the recording of their second LP in 2016. In January 2017 they ran hugely successful Fundit campaign to help finish off the album. Followed by a packed headline gig in Whelans on May 11th and a slot at Groove Festival, playing along side UB40 and Primal Scream.
Brighter Days is the first release from The Fitzafrenic’s new album “Press To Reset”. A soulful, feel good track that encourages human compassion and people being there for each other through good times and bad.
The bands eagerly awaited second LP “Press To Reset” will be released in 2018.
Links: 
https://www.facebook.com/thefitzafrenic/
https://twitter.com/thefitzafrenic
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0JLB4g4uAx0_XyDWpGleGg

KEY release ‘EP1’ + announce Dublin Underground Show Nov 9th

by admin on November 1, 2017 in with no comments

KEY

Key ‘EP 1’

Key are a Groove Rock & Ambient Grunge outfit hailing from Brighton and Dublin. Comprising of brothers and a Brighton born frontman, KEY began when 2 guitarists crossed paths 5 years ago at Dublin’s School of Architecture. From a place of raw energy the evolution of the band now consist of 4 members.

At a time when fellow luminaries such as Fangclub and Otherkin are creating a soundwave for new age Grunge Rock, the band Key are carving out their own slice of the pie. Having been vigorously rriting and tracking original material in studio, the four piece are now ready to share their long anticipated upcoming EP titled ‘EP1’, which is available from Oct 27th 2017.

Check out EP1 out here:

GIG: The Underground Venue, Dublin Nov 9th Tickets €5.

Band Website & Social Media Links:

https://soundcloud.com/thebandkey

https://www.facebook.com/thebandkey

https://twitter.com/thebandkey

https://www.thebandkey.com

 

 

 

American singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell returns to Dublin with her band on Friday, November 10th

by admin on October 24, 2017 in with no comments

American singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell returns to Dublin with her band on Friday, November 10th to play an intimate show at The Sound House on Eden Quay.

After releasing five albums of critically acclaimed original songs, the reigning queen of the minor key is taking a moment to shake hands with the blues. Eilen Jewell’s new collection of twelve rare and bold blues and R&B covers adds to her potent mix of classic country, folk, and early rock ’n roll inspired original music. From the barrelhouse power of 1920’s Bessie Smith to the electrified sounds of 1960’s Betty James, blues music has always been a strong influence on the Boise, Idaho native.

On Down Hearted Blues (September, 2017 Signature Sounds Recordings) Eilen and her long-time road band (Jerry Miller, Shawn Supra, Jason Beek) rip through greasy versions of dark blues like Charles Sheffield’s “It’s Your Voodoo Working”, Willie Dixon’s “You Know My Love”, and Albert Washington’s “One of These Days”. The band also strips down the sound, trading in drums and electric instruments for washboards, mandolins, and banjos to cover songs like Memphis Minnie’s “Nothing in Rambling”, Bessie Smith’s “Down Hearted Blues”, and Moonshine Kate’s “Poor Girl’s Story”.

Fri Nov 10 2017 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Purchase tickets here: The Sound House

28 Eden QuayDublin 1, DUB IE @ €17.50 (Ages 18+)

Check out Eilen’s new track “It’s Your Voodoo Working”.

Zali announces brand new track ‘Girls Like Us”

by admin on October 23, 2017 in with no comments

ZALI

Announces new Single:“Girls Like Us” Out Nov 10th 2017

Zali is an artist in a constant flux of creation and evolution through a combination of sounds, art and visual elements that leave a resounding and infectious effect on her audience and listeners. With influences such as fellow luminaries Mary J Blige, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Toni Braxton and Frank Ocean, ZALI possesses a powerful vocal range honed through years of vigorous vocal training to produce a sound reminiscent of old school R&B mixed with Pop-soul.

Striving to make listeners feel the story behind her music, and to share her world – ZALI is currently gearing up to release her brand new Single ‘Girls Like Us’, out November 10th 2017. For the past few months, she has immersed herself in her music in preparation to emerge as an artist to be reckoned with in the industry. With the release of her first single ‘Can’t stop’, the talented singer and songwriter was ready to begin a new journey to show and prove that she has exactly what it takes to be a star. The infectious tune has amassed over 100,000 streams worldwide on Spotify and is winning fans over at every chance. The production showcases ZALI’s distinct blend of soulful and upbeat sounds guaranteed to capture the hearts of it’s listeners. And with the anticipated release of her upcoming single ‘Girls Like Us’ ZALI is telling us SHE IS HERE!

After being dubbed as a rising star to watch following her intoxicating performance at the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) for Culture Night Ireland 2017, She was then invited to perform live at JOE.ie. Don’t miss a chance to see her live and in action pushing the limits to her performances and vocal abilities through her ever-changing art.

Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zalimusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZALImusic

Website: http://www.zalimusic.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/othersideof_joy/

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