Nell recently went back to IRAQ for her 2nd tour, where the Award winning documentary maker SUSAN COHN ROCKEFELLER (of the Rockefeller dynasty in the USA) commissioned a team of filmmakers to go with Nell and make a documentary on the Tour. She was also outfitted in ALI HEWSON’s clothing line EDUN for the film. check out the link.
Hello people, music lovers and fine men and women.
Please check out Waynes most recent interview with The Evening herald. (Thanks Eamon!) we love the line: ‘his debut album In My Hands which looks like being one of the great slowburners of the year.’
Also check out Waynes fabulous new music video: MAKE YOU SMILE:
BBC Radio 2 ALBUM of the WEEK! – BBC Radio2 A list
-RTE Radio 1 Playlist (Ireland)-
NELL BRYDEN, the stunning New York songstress, doesn’t quite do things in a subtle way. Her new Single ‘What does it take?’ (Taken from her fabulous new album of the same title, What Does It Take?), entered the BBC Radio2 playlist little over a month ago; before it jumped to BBC2 A list status and now Bryden’s cd is Album Of The Week on BBC 2. Previous to that, she made her way into Ireland’s biggest Radio Stations ‘A playlist on RTE Radio1’ and received the Song of the week on ‘Today FM’. Nell is THE ONLY INDEPENDENT ARTIST TO BE ADDED TO THE BBC2 PLAYLIST in the UK- alongside The Script, Paolo Nutini, Fleet Foxes, a-ha, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles & Bat For Lashes. An incredible achievement for any unsigned Independent act.
News just in! – Nell Bryden has just signed a ‘publishing deal with RESPECT MUSIC’.
Read Nell’s Blog here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=20388839&blogId=504174450
With £5000 IN CASH PRIZES
& RECORDING CONTRACTS
to be WON!
Commencing Sept 17th 2009
20 weeks x Qualifying Heats
5 weeks x Quarter Finals
1 week x 6 band Semi Final
And one massive all-day event with 3 finalists and special guest artists (TBA)
Here comes an opportunity for bands Nationwide to take a huge leap forward with their music. With few or no record deals available in the current musical climate, we understand the importance of recording contracts, cash prizes and musical equipment. The All Ireland Battle of the Bands prize can really give local bands that financial lift off the ground.
The All Ireland Battle of the Bands is open to bands NATIONWIDE.
Crystal Consultants Hospitality Ltd. and the creative media team behind Urmuzic.com are the force launching this extravagant battle of the bands. Qualifying heats of 3 bands per night will kick off on Thursday 17TH Sept 2009. Taking a break over Christmas and New Year the heats will run each Thursday, weekly for 20 weeks. Each week will produce a winner for the quarterfinals. The 5 weeks of Quarter Finals, which commence Feb 25th 2010, will produce 5 bands all going through, plus 1 Wild Card Band voted by the public on www.urmuzic.com A 6 band Semi Final will take place on April 1st and the Grand Final will take place on April 8th 2010.
The Battle will take place at The Lough Erne Hotel, Kesh. Situated in the heart of Fermanagh the hotel provides a great central position for this All Ireland Event, with a fabulous function room, that can accommodate up to 450 people. There is a £3000 cash Prize for the winning band, a recording contract for a two song EP, equipment vouchers for Belfast Guitar Emporium and possible management contract. Two runner-up bands will win £1000 cash each and all 3 bands will feature in a 5-venue tour in Ireland. Minimum of 3 band members required. Must be 16 or over!
TO ENTER NOW – GO TO http://www.urmuzic.com/registerbobtc.php
For event queries contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
POP ROCK outfit HOGAN are certainly riding high on the waves of recent success, with an endorsement deal with LAKEWOOD Guitars to Tommy Tiernan claiming that they ‘where legends and write HIT songs’ and Larry Gogan (RTE), The FM 104 Strawberry Alarm Clock and iRadio supporting their last single Jealousy to The Sunday World verifying this bands talent! With past singles making their way into the Irish Charts and gaining support from Today Fm and also song placement on RTE Kids show Aisling’s Diary- Now they are enjoying winning the affection of Publishers, music supervisors and A&R people both from Ireland & The UK. They have been of late, recording new tracks from their upcoming album with legendary producer and Hotpress favourite GREG HAVER (Manic Street Preachers Mel C and more). With a new single release of PS YOU ARE CRAZY for Mid Sept, HOGAN are looking like they are headed in the right direction.
More info: www.myspace.com/hoganmark
Good Seed PR would like to say a HUGE congrats to NELL BRYDEN– According to Music Weeks UK radio airplay chart Top 50 (gathered by Nielsen Music Control UK) NELL BRYDEN IS one of the “highest new entries in at a cool no. 48”. Total audience reach is 14.7 million.
Also on the Pre- Release Top 20 in Music Week NELL BRYDEN is also in at no. 10! Ahead of fellow musicians Calvin Harris & Regina Spektor! Way to go NELL BRYDEN!
‘What Does it Take’ her fabulous new studio album that features ‘IMMY’ from the Counting Crows on Guitar, along with a TOP 40 Irish Chart Single SECOND TIME AROUND, BBC2 A-listed single What Does it Take & RTE radio1 playlisted single GOODBYE is currently out in all good records stores nationwide in Ireland. (distributed by RMG)
Nell plays at:
31 Jul 2009 19:00
Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival – Supporting Mundy, Oldcastle, Meath
1 Aug 2009 13:00
Cork X Southwest Festival Skibereen, Cork
2 Aug 2009 17:00
Castle Palooza Music and Arts Festival Tullamore, Offaly
29 Aug 2009 15:30
Festival of World Cultures (Americana Stage) Dunlaoighre, Dublin
More details go to www.nellbryden.com
If you missed Nell Bryden’s last Today Fm performance you can catch it here:
Thank you all so much for your continued support of Nell and all of our acts here at GSPR, it is truly rewarding to watch our acts grow, because of your amazing support! Long may it last!
PR & Marketing/ Consultation
Good Seed PR & Marketing
Dunboyne, Co meath-Ireland
Mobile: +353 851659065
Office: 01 8253468
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“Promoting ‘good’ growth in music”
Meteor AWARD Winning BEST FEMALE “LUÁN PARLE”/ HOGAN/ NELL BRYDEN/ WAYNE BRENNAN/
EOGHAN COLGAN/THE RESISTANCE/ IAN WHITTY & THE EXCHANGE/ ELDER ROCHE/ CLIVE BARNES/
EMMET SCANLAN & WHAT THE GOOD THOUGHT/MUGGER DAVE/ THE RIVER VALLEY BAND
FOR ‘THE WHITES COURTYARD CONCERTS’ WEXFORD- throughout JULY & AUGUST 2009
FEATURING-DUKE SPECIAL/ LISA HANNIGAN/ DAMIEN DEMPSEY/ MUNDY/ IMELDA MAY/
€20 per ticket or €80 for seasonal ticket (all 5 shows) more info @ www.myspce.com/courtyardconcerts
‘Mugger Dave have Immediately distinctive, powerfully tight and forceful music- Custom Made for Radio, expect to hear a lot more from Mugger Dave’– HOTPRESS
True to their belief in “loud and live”, Galwegian trio-Mugger Dave- recorded and mixed their own E.P with confidence in their experience, having rehearsed and gigged extensively since the formation of the band in 2007. 2008 started solidly for the band with a growing fan base, a performance on TG4’s Sile show, and inclusion on the IMRO 2008 Showcase tour. Their song, ‘My Life In Circles’, was featured on the IMRO Showcase CD and distributed nationally with the Daily Star. The band are currently preparing for the release of their debut album, “What’s She Doing Here?” Prior to that they release their Single ‘Got A Lot On My Mind’ and are currently embarking on a nationwide tour playing such venues as The Roisin Dubh in Galway, and Cyprus Avenue in Cork and other venues Nationwide. Already receiving massive airtime on the back of ‘Got A Lot On My Mind’, the likes of Phantom FM, RTE, Beat FM, WLRFM, LIVE95 and many more are starting to take notice of this band. Additional tour dates have been added below! do not miss this band live!
August 7th In The Turks Head in Dublin (Headline)
August 10th in Eamonn Dorans in Dublin (New Band Showcase)
August 15th ’The Cellar Bar’, Derry, Northern Ireland
August 21st in Mullarkeys bar in Clifden
September 14th in The Roisin Dubh in Galway (Headline)
WAYNE BRENNAN LIVE INTERVIEW ON TV3:
RAVING REVIEWS FROM THE IRISH TIMES AND THE DAILY STAR, ALONG WITH PAT KENNY ON RTE RADIO1 INVITING WAYNE ON AS A GUEST TO PERFORM ON THE HIT RADIO SHOW, WAYNE BRENNAN HAS BEEN MAKING SIGNIFICANT WAVES ON THE MUSIC SCENE THE PAST FEW MONTHS. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE WAYNE’S MOST RECENT APPEARANCE ON TV3.
You can buy her new Single What Does it Take via Downloadmusic.ie
by texting ‘music 3416’ to 57501 iTunes
More info: www.myspace.com/nellbryden
NELL BRYDEN -has what is takes- or so the summer release of her fabulous new album is proving!
Album and single release –“WHAT DOES IT TAKE”– out NOW
Distributed by RMG. Released by 157 Records NYC.
NELL BRYDEN was recently added to Irelands biggest radio playlist RTE Radio 1, within a week following, she was became- THE ONLY INDEPENDENT ARTIST TO BE ADDED TO THE BBC2 PLAYLIST– alongside The Script, Paolo Nutini, Fleet Foxes, a-ha, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles & Bat For Lashes. Bryden causing quite a stir in the press last year when she funded her career with a Milton Avery painting she found in her attic- which she brought to Sotheby’s to auction off for thousands of dollars! Instead of depositing her good fortune in the unruly stock market, she poured it into her music career-Circling the globe, building a passionate following for her Americana-Country-Soul hybrid sound. Four major International tours in the last 12 months (totaling almost 500 in just over 2 years, including a tour with KT Tunstall, The Counting Crows and impromptu sets with well known Irish acts-Damien Dempsey, Cathy Davey, MUNDY, Mick Flannery, DUKE SPECIAL & Declan O’Rourke), and Bryden is already tipped as being one to watch. Nell was also named Best Unsigned Artist of 2008 on Hits Daily Double. Her single “Second Time Around” earned her a Top 40 in the Official Irish Charts and received weekly radio plays across Ireland & The UK. (Including Terry Wogan’s Radio 2 show in the UK & RTE Radio1). It was “Song of The Week” on Today FM. And was then featured in one of Ireland’s most well known compilations CEOL (09) CD, featuring along side Glen Hansard, Duke Special, Mick Flannery and other well known Top Irish Acts.
Nell was also interviewed on BBC Breakfast TV show (with other special guests such as Enrique Iglesias, GOK WAN and Daniel Craig) upon her return from IRAQ, where she entertained the troops and boosted morale. Nell was then invited onto Ireland’s biggest TV SHOW “The Late Late Show” with Pat Kenny alongside ENYA & Pete Doherty. She has had features in lifestyle and music magazines such as CHOICE magazine, Social & Personal Magazine, UNCUT, Q & WORD along with TV slots on BBC, RTE, TV3, Channel 6, Buzz TV & URMUZIC. Nell also recently went back to IRAQ for her 2nd tour, where the Award winning documentary maker SUSAN COHN ROCKEFELLER (of the Rockefeller dynasty in the USA) commissioned a team of filmmakers to go with Nell and make a documentary on the Tour. This is currently being edited with a view to be released in the fall.
Her album WHAT DOES IT TAKE is produced by Grammy-winning producer- David Kershenbaum (Tracy Chapman, Tori Amos, Joe Jackson). David was so excited to be working with Nell and claimed “He hadn’t been this excited about an act since Tracy Chapman!” The Counting Crows guitarist Dave “IMMY” Immergluck- also plays on the album. With a bevy of industry tastemakers and major Irish, British and American labels at each show she plays, Nell is simply the most talked about and sought after new artist of 2009. Nell has built this buzz the old-fashioned way: word-of-mouth endorsements of her live show. She has been deemed as one of the British Isles and indeed Ireland’s next breaking act. What does it take- well lets just say, she has what it takes!
Quotes & praise:
“Nell Bryden is practically Irish now- She releases her album -What Does It Take- and what an album- ‘WOW’- Not only do I love listening to Nells music but I love watching Nell perform- her album is brilliant and Nell’s shows are NOT TO BE MISSED!” –Pat Kenny RTE Radio 1 (Currently Playlisted on RTE1)
“The album, with its rich layers of blues, country, modern-Dixie and jazz is guaranteed to leave a lasting memory on anyone who hears it. It is already, for my mind, the Must Have album of the year” –Patrick Horan
“In her circa 1950s cocktail frock and killer heels Nell takes bluegrass, jazz and country, mashes it up and belts it out. She can play, has a voice to die for, writes great songs and I am starting to think I hate her. Too much talent should not be allowed.” –Janice Long BBC Radio 2
‘Nell’s extraordinary voice will draw you in and make you an instant fan’ –Chris Hawkins BBC6
‘An album of jazz torch singer style, and Patsy Cline heartache. Her vocal versatility is supported by consummate songwriting skills… Think of a female Nick Lowe with a better voice. ‘ – Nigel Williamson UNCUT
‘An eclectic collection, it takes in country blues, Dixieland Jazz and her warm, rich voice even shows a touch of the Roberta Flacks’ –Q Magazine
‘The Country Blues of Up-and-Coming Brooklyn born Nell Bryden was worth the trip alone and I think Nell is one to be watched’ – The Hitsheet
“Nell Bryden is just wow!” The Ian Dempsey Show Today FM
Nell’s Gigs in Ireland:
26 Jun 2009 20:00 The Pavilion, Cork
30 Jun 2009 20:00 Whelan’s, Dublin
18 Jul 2009 20:00 The Stables, Mullingar
31st July Le Cheile Festival with MUNDY
1 Aug 2009 17:00 Cork X Southwest Festival, Skibereen
2 Aug 2009 17:00 Castlepalooza
29th Aug Festival of World Culture
And Mick Flannery Support in May, June & July around the country.