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Introducing John Hynes & his Debut Single: ‘Caroline, I’m Yours’

by admin on February 22, 2017 in with no comments

Introducing….

JOHN HYNES & his Debut Single: ‘Caroline, I’m Yours’

Release Date: April 28th

Gig: May 20th The Vintage Room, Workmans club, Dublin

John Hynes began playing the guitar at aged twelve. As soon as he learned three chords he lost interest in learning the songs of other people and began to write his own. This musical journey would evolve over the years but not without junctions. John wanted his life to be about writing songs, however numbers within his day job would take up much of his recent years as he worked in accounts. Thus, to most people in John’s life his talent and dedication to music was totally hidden. Eventually starting a band to bring his music to an audience, it was only when things were gaining momentum that he realised he was still travelling down the wrong path in his career and in his music. Leaving the band behind, John become more honest and connected with himself as a performer and songwriter. Despite having written songs for years, John has only now become more authentic and true to himself in his art as a songwriter.

Inspired by the popular music of his parent’s generation, songs from the 50s and 60s, John writes songs that are beautiful in their passion and simplicity. On his debut single ‘Caroline, I’m Yours’ he touches on a song that is deceptively simple and raw. For three and half minutes you are transported to a place that’s all at once nostalgic and new.

‘Caroline, I’m Yours’ is about a desperate attempt to pursue another and become a certain way to be perfect for them. It is about a devotion and obsession with an idea of them, without acknowledging who they really are or if they are right for you. It is a song about love, but also about the art of songwriting and the pain of pursuing an impossible perfection; embodied by the many ‘Carolines’ named in well-known songs. It is out on iTunes and all digital platforms from April 28th.

Twitter: @johnhynesmusic
Facebook:/musicjohnhynes
Instagram: @johnhynesmusic

Culture Vultures celebrates ‘3rd Birthday’ With A Double Whammy!

by admin on February 13, 2017 in with no comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 13th February 2017
Culture Vultures celebrates ‘3rd Birthday’ With A Double Whammy!

Culture Vultures – the salon-theme pop culture event co-curated by Tony Clayton-Lea and Andrea Keogh – celebrates its 3rd Birthday with a humdinger of a celebratory event on Monday March 6th, 2017 at The Sound House Venue, Eden Quay, Dublin. The event will highlight the best in Irish music and literature with a performance from one of the country’s best bands, Little Green Cars, and an exclusive public interview with one of Ireland’s most acclaimed authors, John Boyne, to tie in with the publication of his latest novel,  The Heart’s Invisible Furies.

Dublin band Little Green Cars released their second album, Ephemera, almost a year ago, and has since proven that they are the go-to band for anyone seeking harmony-drenched pop music that touches on serious subjects. Presently working on material for their third album, Little Green Cars join Culture Vultures for an exclusive intimate performance that will see the band delInline image 1iver tracks from Ephemera as well as from their 2013 debut album, Absolute Zero.

One of Ireland’s prolific and acclaimed novelists, John Boyne is the author of nine novels for adults and five for younger readers. While he is perhaps best known for his YA novel, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, his latest book, The Heart’s Invisible Furies, looks set to catapult him into a different arena altogether. John Boyne’s awards/accolades feature a number of international literary awards, including the Que Leer Award for Novel of the Year in Spain, and the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize in Germany. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia. Culture Vultures co-curator Tony Clayton-Lea will interview John on the night, and John will also be giving a short reading from his new book.

Previous guests of Culture Vultures have included: Liam Cunningham, Cathy Davey, John Cummins. Neil Hannon, Lenny Abrahamson and many more.

Tickets priced: at €14 go on sale this Wednesday February 15th from www.ticketmaster.ie (online only). Culture Vultures takes place at The Sound House, 28 Eden Quay (upstairs at The Wiley Fox.).

Additional links: 

https://twitter.com/Littlegreencars

https://twitter.com/john_boyne

New Single ‘Éalú’ – out from Fí!!

by admin on February 7, 2017 in with no comments

 

Photographed in Haroldcross by Dara Munnis.

New Single ‘Éalú’ – from Fí Out Now! on iTunes and all digital platforms 

‘Gorgeous tune’ -The Irish Times

‘A nifty slice of ever so slightly ethereal pop’ – HotPress

Her debut single offers a glimpse of talents, showcasing her keen ear for melody and big pop hooks driven by electro beats’  – The Irish Daily Mirror

‘Fí needs to be on your radar’ – The Daily Listening

“Song of the Week” – Today FM

“One to Watch” –Spin

‘It sounds like a song Lorde would make if she was going to a rave– RTE 2FM

‘A modern day Enya with a hint of Florence’- Song of the day- FRQ.FM

‘A mix between Sam Sparro and a remix of a Florence & The Machine track’ – Remy’s Music and Film Blog-

Fí announces her brand new single ‘Éalú’. The 22 year old electro pop artist is inspired by felow luminaries such as Halsey, Lapsley, Lorde, Banks, Broods,  Dua Lipa and Verite. She’s a self taught musician who started writing after buying her first guitar in college and has spent the last few years crafting songs from her bedroom.

‘Éalú’ is an Irish term which is translated as ‘escape’ in English. Written in a reaction to a sign she saw whilst returning from a gig in Dublin, Fí wrote this song seeing the sign, ‘éalú’ for the emergency exit on the side of a road. The song was produced by Denis Kilty, mixed by Ian Ring (Young Wonder) and mastered by Alchemy Mastering (James Blake).

The music video was shot in a warehouse in Smithfield, Dublin. The video was produced and directed by visual artist and videographer Kevin A. Freeney of Algorithm.

Social media links: 

https://www.facebook.com/FiMusicOfficial

https://twitter.com/fimusicofficial

https://www.instagram.com/fimusicofficial

ELEANOR MCEVOY announces IRISH ‘NAKED’ TOUR DATES FOR 2017

by admin on February 7, 2017 in with no comments

ELEANOR MCEVOY ANNOUNCES IRISH ‘NAKED’ TOUR DATES FOR 2017

“One of the few artists who can do no wrong whatsoever.”BBC Radio 2

Ireland’s internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy continues her ‘Naked… Live’ tour of Ireland with tour dates in March & April.

Best known for her songs ‘Sophie’ and the Irish standard ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, Eleanor’s tour starts on 4th March in Antrim and ends 1st April in Bray, Co Wicklow.

Eleanor’s latest run of dates continues the support for her most recent album, 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Naked Music’. The concept behind the album was “studio-performing”, with Eleanor performing hers and others’ songs as she might at her solo shows.

The recordings led to collaboration with famed British artist Chris Gollon after Eleanor purchased one of his paintings. The subsequent meeting and conversations with the artist led to the title Naked Music. With this focus, four canvasses were painted for the album artwork, then the tour de force ‘Naked Music – The Exhibition’ in Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, London.

The opening night was a special concert by Eleanor, playing ‘Naked… Live’ surrounded by 24 paintings inspired by the songs and titles of the album.

This in turn led to Eleanor publishing her first ever songbook, entitled ‘Naked Music – The Songbook’. This unique publication is a pioneering collaboration, featuring lyrics and melodies from the songs on Naked Music alongside 24 of Gollon’s stunning paintings inspired by the music on that album.

McEvoy’s live performances are intimate, emotional, uplifting affairs in which she explores soul, love and humour, using own compositions and interpretations from other songbooks in her rich, lilting voice and beautiful playing.

Now based in Wexford, Dublin-born McEvoy’s career originally started as a session musician, which included a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra. However, it was whilst playing with The Mary Black Band that McEvoy decided to develop her own career, and in 1992 two life-changing opportunities came along.

Mary Black and her record company manager/husband decided that McEvoy’s song ‘A Woman’s Heart’ would be a fitting title and lead track for the compilation they were putting together of contemporary Irish female performers. Simultaneously, Tom Zutaut, the legendary A&R of Geffen Records (who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, and Edie Brickell), was on a scouting mission to Dublin. After hearing McEvoy perform at The Baggott Inn pub, he offered her a worldwide recording deal on the spot.

McEvoy was soon touring the world to promote her eponymous debut album for Geffen, which went on to sell 250,000 copies. At the same time, ‘A Woman’s Heart’ entered the Irish charts, selling over 750,000 copies – and remains one of Ireland’s biggest selling albums of all-time. These successes established McEvoy as one of Ireland’s biggest stars, launching a career that has since seen her release twelve studio albums and tour the world.

SAT 04 MARCH Island Arts Centre Lisburn, Co. Antrim

FRI 10 MARCH Axis Ballymun, Co. Dublin

FRI 17 MARCH Kilkenny Tradfest Kilkenny

SAT18 MARCH Presentation Centre Enniscorthy 

SAT 25 MARCH The Oriel Centre Dundalk, Co. Louth

SUN26 MARCH The Black Box Belfast 

 Fri 31st March Baker’s Loft (Brogan’s Guesthouse), High St, Trim, Co Meath 

SUN 01 APRIL Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Co. Wicklow

Competition time! Win 2 months Radio Plugging in the UK!

by admin on January 23, 2017 in with no comments

To mark the year off in style and to celebrate Good Seed PR now catering for Radio plugging in the UK, we are offering one lucky band/act, who have already released music to Radio commercially, a great opportunity and chance to get their music pitched to Regional, Student & Specialist Radio stations around the Uk in the duration of a two month campaign.

To be in with a chance to win, simply email us at info(at)goodseedpr.com and send us a link to your music (no mp3s, links only) with a blurb about your band/act before Jan 30th.

It is imperative that bands/acts who enter have already had a commercial release and are not debuting a first release. This is a great chance to avail of a free radio plugging campaign! Open to all acts! All genres are welcome, good luck!!

About Good Seed PR: Good Seed are renowned specialists in PR & Marketing catering for a vast array of clientele within the Entertainment & Music industry. Over the last decade they have worked promotional campaigns for the likes of Patty Griffin, Kula Shaker, Lucy Spraggan, Amanda Palmer, Eleanor McEvoy, Kate Rusby, Suzanne Vega, The Saw Doctors, Duran Duran, Horslips, Heroes In Hiding, The Riptide Movement, The 4 Of US, Counting Crows, Underworld, Groove Armada etc. They have enjoyed numerous No.1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 Chart Hits for their Clients in Ireland. They are delighted to announce their move to UK Radio plugging, catering for Regional, Specialist & Student Radio Promotion to further promote their Homegrown and International acts in a new territory outside of Ireland.

 

Introducing Pale White Guy, an animated character set to release his first single this April.

by admin on January 18, 2017 in with no comments

CHILLOUT RECORDS Presents…

Pale White Guy

Single “LIVE”: Out April 7th 2017

ChilloutRecords introduces Pale White Guy, an animated character with an eclectic musical taste informed by years of honing his craft and watching programmes like Top Of The Pops when artists such as Bowie, T-Rex and Roxy Music lit up our screens and set the platform for the MTV era of pop music.

Pale White Guy draws his influences from some of the most iconic musicians from yesteryear. Thus embracing the present as well as the past, his debut single “Live (Best Things In Life Are Free)” is a pop soul track with driving synths, strings and guitars together with stax influenced horns forming a traditional rhythm section layered with electronics and a positive lyric. Mixed for radio by Philip Larsen (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue), “Live” is a song with a pop sensibility that sticks in the memory and appeals to the repeat button.

‘Pale White Guy’ is the brain child of ChilloutRecords Composer & Artist BP Connor who hails from Dublin, Ireland. A character inspired by all the greats from the 70s and 80s he has a love of life and music. BP has composed numerous pieces of music, for commercial sync and licensing use worldwide across platforms such as MTV, Oprah (Harpo Productions), The Hills – MTV Networks, Sony Music Publishing (Japan), Indigo Films, National Geographic Channel & RipTide Music (Hollywood Film Music Co.)

About the label: ChilloutRecords specialises in electronic, rock and pop instrumentals together with vocal based material.  Their Compositions and Material has been licensed worldwide including various TV networks and production houses since 2002. ChilloutRecords has partnered with The Orchard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment to distribute both digital and physical releases since 2006. Pale White Guy’s Debut Single “Live (Best Things In Life Are Free)” will be available on all digital platforms from April 7th 2017.

The music video for “Live” is currently in production and will draw from influential videos of the MTV era with cameos from a few of todays characters and people culture. Stay tuned!

For more information see:

http://www.palewhiteguy.com

http://www.chilloutrecords.com

http://www.twitter.com/chilloutrecs

Pete Kennedy Confirmed to Perform at Harvest 2017!

by admin on December 13, 2016 in with no comments

14566271_1217431524984478_441300200241267278_oIt has been confirmed that our very own Pete Kennedy, the real-life modern day troubadour, traveling the highways and heart-ways between his Birr homeland in the Irish midlands, and Nashville, Tennessee will be performing at next years highly anticipated Country Music Event of the year – Harvest 2017!

A two-time winner of the British Country Music Association’s UK Album of the Year Award (2012 & 2013), Pete recently signed an exclusive deal with Red Ridge Entertainment and Magenta Records in Nashville. To add some context to what such a deal will mean for Pete, it’s well worth noting that among the artists Red Ridge Entertainment have worked with in the past are Craig Wayne Boyd (winner of The Voice 2014 in the US), American country greats Collin Raye and Tanya Tucker, and the world famous and iconic band, The Beach Boys.

Pete’s Red Ridge deal didn’t come out of the blue, however, as his talent has long been recognised in the US where the warmth and depth of his vocal style, combined with the easy charm of his on-stage presence has seen him embraced as a regular touring artist. His physical resemblance to Luke Bryan and a musical vibe that calls to mind Eric Church haven’t done him any harm either! In 2013, he scored a Number 1 on the British/Irish Hot Disc chart with his own song ‘Love Like That’, Pete also performed as an official CMA (Country Music Association) Artist at the CMA Fest in Nashville.

Pete’s standing as a man worth paying attention to was further enhanced when he was a ‘New & Noteworthy’ featured country artist on iTunes and his new album The Voyage went in at Number 4 on the Irish iTunes Charts as well as being a featured Artist in iTunes in America. Pete has even appeared in the ABC mega-hit show ‘Nashville. ‘Something else which makes Pete unique among Irish performers is the fact that he is also a regular co-writer with some of the most successful songsmiths in ‘Music City’, including; Earl ‘Bud’ Lee (co-writer of the Garth Brooks hit ‘Friends In Low Places’, and ‘One Night At A Time’ for George Strait), Kirsti Manna (‘Austin’ for Blake Shelton), and Bobby Boyd (‘Bless The Broken Road’ for Rascal Flatts). Pete has also performed at the world famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

Pete’s new single is scheduled to be release early next year in Ireland, the instantly catchy, ‘Crazy Country Girl’ (aco-write with Jo-Leah Gray), has already received airplay on over 180 radio stations in over 30 countries worldwide, and was a Top 30 hit on the German Country Charts (where he sat comfortably in the company of American country giants such as Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Chris Young, among others) while climbing to number 52 in Japan.

Links:

www.petekennedy.net

www.Twitter.com/realpetekennedy

www.Facebook.com/petekennedymusic

Notes:

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HARVEST 2017 – Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August

  • ENNISKILLEN AIRPORT
    CountyFermanagh
  • WESTPORT HOUSE
    County Mayo

Harvest 2017, a new Country Music Festival will take place in 2 different locations on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 August 2017 at Westport House, County Mayo and Enniskillen Airport, County Fermanagh.  Weekend Tickets & Weekend tickets including camping are on sale now from all usual outlets.

HARVEST 2017 will be 2 days of live entertainment featuring over 30 acts performing at each Festival across 3 Music Stages.  The line-up will be the same for both festival sites. The artists playing Westport House on the Saturday will play Enniskillen Airport on the Sunday and vice versa. Simply chose if you wish to attend the festival site in Mayo or Enniskillen and purchase your weekend ticket for that venue. There will also be dedicated Dancing sessions over the weekend.  For those country music fans who want to enjoy the full Festival experience, a food village, Glamping and campervan facilities including family camping area will be on offer.

International multiplatinum and award winning country superstar MIRANDA LAMBERT and country music singing sensation NATHAN CARTER have been confirmed as the headline Artists for HARVEST 2017.  KIP MOORE, MO PITNEY,  THE SHIRES, PETE KENNEDY, CLIONA HAGAN + More have just been added to the Harvest 2017 bill.

Book on line www.ticketmaster.ie

KEITH HARKIN releases Christmas Album: ‘Nollaig’

by admin on December 2, 2016 in with no comments

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KEITH HARKIN releases Christmas Album: ‘Nollaig’

  • NOLLAIG IS #1 ON BILLBOARD’S WORLD MUSIC CHART
  • FEATURED SONGS INCLUDE JONI MITCHELL’S THE RIVER,
  • HOLIDAY STANDARD IN THE BLEAK MID WINTER—
  • LARGO FROM DVOŘÁK SYMPHONY NO 9

Blue Èlan’s own Irish troubadour, LA based Keith Harkin lands his second Billboard #1 World Music Chart debut with Nollaig, his holiday release. Nollaig, meaning Christmas in Gaelic, a festive set released November 11th on various platforms including iTunes, Amazon, etc, includes an eclectic assortment of memorable tunes set against a backdrop of pristine vocals and beautiful musical arrangements. Harkin’s informed selections feature a tender version of Joni Mitchell’s The River, alongside classics such as In The Bleak Mid WinterLargo From Dvořák Symphony NO 9, the seasonal Irish tune, Arthur McBride and originals including Driving Home for Christmas.

Timed with Nollaig’s launch, Harkin returned to the road for a special Christmas House Concert Series. The sold-out shows hit top markets including Tampa, Atlanta, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Upcoming December cities include Denver, LA, among others. Demand for Keith’s performances drove additional shows in several markets. Additional tour information can be found on www.keithharkin.com

Keith Harkin’s Nollaig release follows fan favorite and critically acclaimed Blue Èlan debut On Mercy Street. Harkin toured extensively this summer in support of the release as part of his 2016 Ball & Chain Tour, and was featured in high profile media outlets including Access Hollywood, Fox Good Day New York, The Art of The Song, The Mulberry Lane Show, NPR’s Irish Aires, among others.

The Northern Ireland-born, LA transplant, who, with his former band Celtic Thunder, headlined sold-out tours throughout the world, selling millions of albums and appearing on multiple PBS specials and major national TV shows, continues to please crowds.. Hailed by BBC Radio/Ulster as the “Irish Jack Johnson,” Harkin revealed, “The thing I know how to do best is sing and entertain…it’s what I love most,” he commented recently.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/keithharkinofficial

Twitter/Instagram: @keithharkin

Website: www.keithharkin.com

Contact Linda Coogan Byrne for all press queries.

PETE KENNEDY announces new single + album

by admin on November 14, 2016 in with no comments

PETE KENNEDY

Single: “Crazy Country Girl”

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Taken from the album “The Voyage” out now.

Pete Kennedy is a real-life modern day troubadour, traveling the highways and heart-ways between his Birr homeland in the Irish midlands, and Nashville, Tennessee. A two-time winner of the British Country Music Association’s UK Album of the Year Award (2012 & 2013), Pete recently signed an exclusive deal with Red Ridge Entertainment and Magenta Records in Nashville. To add some context to what such a deal will mean for Pete, it’s well worth noting that among the artists Red Ridge Entertainment have worked with in the past are Craig Wayne Boyd (winner of The Voice 2014 in the US), American country greats Collin Raye and Tanya Tucker, and the world famous and iconic band, The Beach Boys.

Pete’s Red Ridge deal didn’t come out of the blue, however, as his talent has long been recognized in the US where the warmth and depth of his vocal style, combined with the easy charm of his on-stage presence has seen him embraced as a regular touring artist. His physical resemblance to Luke Bryan and a musical vibe that calls to mind Eric Church haven’t done him any harm either! In 2013, he scored a Number 1 on the British/Irish Hot Disc chart with his own song ‘Love Like That’, Pete also performed as an official CMA (Country Music Association) Artist at the CMA Fest in Nashville.

Pete’s standing as a man worth paying attention to was further enhanced when he was a ‘New & Noteworthy’ featured country artist on iTunes and his new album The Voyage went in at Number 4 on the Irish iTunes Charts as well as being a featured Artist in iTunes in America. Pete has even appeared in the ABC mega-hit show ‘Nashville. ‘Something else which makes Pete unique among Irish performers is the fact that he is also a regular co-writer with some of the most successful songsmiths in ‘Music City’, including; Earl ‘Bud’ Lee (co-writer of the Garth Brooks hit ‘Friends In Low Places’, and ‘One Night At A Time’ for George Strait), Kirsti Manna (‘Austin’ for Blake Shelton), and Bobby Boyd (‘Bless The Broken Road’ for Rascal Flatts). Pete has also performed at the world famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

Pete’s new single, the instantly catchy, ‘Crazy Country Girl’ (aco-write with Jo-Leah Gray), has already received airplay on over 180 radio stations in over 30 countries worldwide, and was a Top 30 hit on the German Country Charts (where he sat comfortably in the company of American country giants such as Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Chris Young, among others) while climbing to number 52 in Japan.

Links:

www.petekennedy.net

www.Twitter.com/realpetekennedy

www.Facebook.com/petekennedymusic

Instagram: petekennedymusic

Mark Daly to release “The Hearts Reminder” + unveils new Music Video

by admin on November 8, 2016 in with no comments

MARK DALY Single Release: “The Hearts Reminder” Out Nov 25th 2016

Official Video

Rock vocalist, Mark Daly, hails from Cork, Ireland. An established singer/songwriter, Mark has worked with some of the best in the business; including American super group, Operation: Mindcrime. The group, which is led by vocalist Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensryche), who has sold over 25 million records and has secured a Grammy nomination as well as participating in an abundance of world tours. Other band members of Operation: Mindcrime include the likes of musicians from bands Disturbed, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and ACDC.

In 2010, whilst living in Spain, Mark formed the critically acclaimed rock group, The Voodoos. The band went on to perform all over Europe (including the 2011 MTV EMAs) before venturing to the US to record their self-titled album in Seattle, Washington. Kelly Gray producer of Candlebox and Queensryche records produced the album. The album sold thousands of copies across Northern America, gaining a plethora of fans as they toured in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the band’s progress went into hiatus due to an issue with the record label they signed with the previous year.

In 2015, the Cork man was approached to work on a trilogy concept album with Operation: Mindcrime after striking up a good working relationship with lead vocalist, Geoff Tate. Geoff also featured on The Voodoos track, ‘Facing my Demons’. In September 2015, the first instalment of the trilogy album entitled ‘The Key’ was released. The project was praised with most appreciable reviews and featured Mark’s stellar vocals on the track ‘Life or Death?’ Part two of the trilogy album, ‘Resurrection’ was released September 2016 and features three tracks from Daly; including ‘Healing My Wounds’, ‘The Fight’ and ‘Invincible’.

The future is bright for Mark with more exciting projects; including his debut solo EP entitled ‘The Hearts Reminder’ (released on Nov 25th 2016) along with a powerful music video for the debut track also titled ‘The Hearts Reminder’ it generated 50,000 views on Facebook in its first week along with flying up to Number 2 in the Irish Rock downloads chart. Channelling influences from the likes of Counting Crows, Pearl Jam & Blue October, Daly brings some fresh & current mainstream rock to the table here.

www.facebook.com/markdalymusic

www.twitter.com/markdalymusic

www.markdalyofficial.com

Instagram: MarkDalyMusic

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