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Fresh From Her Tour Support With Sir Tom Jones, Megan O’Neill announces Christmas Song ‘Winter Sun’ set for Dec 13th Release

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“The Irish Carrie Underwood.” 
— The Irish Times

“Complex… with an old school country voice.”
— The Irish Independent
“Seriously fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements.”
— Timeout Magazine London
 

Irish born singer – songwriter Megan O’Neill has just finished working on her fourth studio record, set for public release in 2020. This much anticipated album follows her last release, ‘Ghost of You’ (June 2018) which hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts in the UK and Ireland.

To date Megan has toured the UK, Ireland, US and Germany. She has performed at private Oscars’ parties in LA alongside Gavin James (on personal invite from JJ Abrams) and has had her song ‘Don’t You’ featured on ABC’s hit TV Show Nashville’ (Season 3). In 2019 Megan opened three stadium shows for the legendary Sir Tom Jones (Bristol, Taunton and Colchester) – performing in front of 15,000 people per night.

Prior to her albumGhost of You; Megan released two EP’s:Coming Home’ (2015) – produced by Philip Magee (The Script, Kodaline) and Stories to Tell (2017) – produced by Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler). She also released a single under Decca Records in collaboration with Ben Earle (The Shires) – ‘Can’t Put a Price on That’ (2016).

Megan is an integral artist in the currently booming UK Country Music Scene, being termed “one of the rising stars” by uDiscover (2018). In 2018, she performed at every UK Country Music Festival including Country-2-Country (at the 02, London), Black Deer Festival, The Long Road Festival and Nashville Meets London’s series of events. She has been twice chosen as one of Timeout Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars in Country Music’.

2019 sees Megan taking the main stage at the British Country Music Festival, touring with Sir Tom Jones across the UK, releasing 2 brand new singles of her own (October / December) and performing as the lead female in a very exciting new project with Universal Music – yet to be announced.

Live radio appearances and performances include BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London with Gaby Roslin, 2fm, BBC Essex, Today FM with Ian Dempsey, BBC Radio Wales, Marie Crichton’s Country Show on BBC, Nevis Radio, Amazing Radio, Chris Country and many, many more. 

Prior to her upcoming album release, Megan has penned a track ‘Winter Sun’ which is set for release Dec 13th. A festive feel-good nostalgic song.

Says Megan: ‘Winter Sun’ is a song I wrote while living in London – away from Ireland. It’s about Ireland being a real sanctuary for me when I was living abroad – every time I came home I felt grounded and like I could get back to myself. Ireland was my winter sun – somewhere I could feel secure and grounded.

Find out more about Megan on her website: http://megan-oneill.com/

Kevin Nolan Releases New Single ”Human Story (stet)’ feat. Mik Pyro

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Kevin Nolan is an innovative musician and artist from Dublin, Ireland.

His upcoming full length studio album ‘LET’S ALL GET NERVOUS’ is due for release in early 2020. The first single from this forthcoming album is titled ‘Human Story (stet)’ and features Mik Pyro (former front man for Republic Of Loose ) is out now to stream on all online digital music sites. 

Nolan’s debut release Fredrick & The Golden Dawn achieved critical acclaim across Irish and International press and media. From John Kelly’s show on Lyric FM, Sean Rocks on RTE Radio 1 and BBC 6 music, RTE TV also aired a documentary for which Nolan was the subject. Such is the interest in his craft. 

Fredrick & The Golden Dawn enabled Nolan to play in the UK , Glasgow, Montreal and Salt Lake City.

Nolan spent a lengthy five years working on this new album however he kept in touch with his fan base by releasing two other albums, ‘Absent At The Moment When He Took Up The Most Space’, a selection of home recordings he made between the years 1997 -2005 and ‘How Is It How It Is- The Songs of Kevin Nolan’, a selection of covers, remixes and reinterpretations of his songs made by other artists (such as fellow luminaries Vyvienne Long, Jan Frisch, Chiarastella Calconi + more) from across Europe.

Nolan composed, performed, recorded, mixed and produced his previous albums, however with this new album coming out in 2020, he collaborated with a myriad of fellow luminaries such as Vyvienne Long, Mik Pyro, AlabasterDePlume, Susanne Wawra and Cursed (Peter) Murphy to great effect. 

If you imagine the love child of Lou Reed, Nick Cave and Tom Waits with a Irish poetic twist, you will come close to the sound of Kevin Nolan. 

Check out the new track ‘Human Story (stet)’ below,  It’s an upbeat funk-blues song with a Cubist-Americana feel infused with a dark humour for chaser. It follows a fragmented story of two lovers, fugitives from themselves, running through the history of literature, philosophy and art and the human story.

Link to ‘Human Story (stet)’  : 

 
 

Links: 

Instagram: @mrkevinnolan

Twitter: @mrkevinnolan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Nolan-323260404903064/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Website: www.kevinnolan.info

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4MSwXgerH5A5WFOgOSSqM2?si=5kELa14vQ8u-3inLaCwswg

Eden Isle Announce New Single ‘Winter In July’

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Eden Isle, a 5 piece band based out of Cork, Southern Ireland who cite influences such as Queen, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Muse and Foo Fighters announce new Single ‘Winter In July’.

Formed in 2016 initially by Kevin and Ame and soon followed by Carl, the band have been honing their sound week by week and once they found the right setup with Ed and Shane joining they knew they had found the extra sounds needed to complete the line up.
 
Recognisable and almost familiar licks powered on by distinctive vocals and play style sets this band apart from most out there at the moment. When they play you know it’s Eden Isle immediately, wherever you’re listening. 
 
“Eden Isle is what you get if Kings of Leon and Muse had a super charged baby who listens to Audio Slave and Foo Fighters!!!” – Garagelands
 
Genre: Alternative Rock/Pop/Grunge – Melodic.
 
Band Members :
 
Kevin Murphy – Lead Vocals(Ireland)
 
Amedeo Petricca – Guitar/Piano(Italy)
 
Shane Burke – Guitar(Ireland)
 
Carl Barrett – Bass(Mongrel)
 
Ed Blunden – Drums(Outer Space)
 
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French Dance Producer Tlove Announces New Track ‘Married To The Beat’ Ft Lilo

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T Love started his career as a DJ in Paris playing funky music in the
club New Wave, where he honed his talent for producing infectious hooks.
He then moved on to the Belgium music scene fusing a strong
tradition of funk to EDM music.

The rest is history…

Tours and residencies at well-known clubs in Antwerp (Belgium), Ibiza (France), Miami (USA), Aruba (Dutch Carribean), Italy & Hungary and collaborations with
well-acclaimed DJ’s including Ron Carroll, Tom De Neef, Gee Moor Bora
bora Ibiza, Dj Roog Marko, Dava di Toma and Nikos Akrivos.

This new song Married to the Beat is a club-banger from the French dance producer Tlove ft Lilo, with a slick production and a feel-good vibe. ‘Married To The Beat’ was 
originally released earlier this year and took the world by storm and 
smashed the club charts, peaking at #8 in the Pop Commercial Music Week 
Charts and #3 on the Urban Charts.



T Love says:

“I used to listen to a lot of funky disco and afrobeat music 
and all the time I had in mind, a funky bass sound and an afro melody.  
So I decided to go to  the Studio and I dropped the bass and melody with 
a musician friend. Then, singer/ songwriter Lilo came to the studio, 
heard the demo, got in the vibe and started singing on it. Kaspy, a 
guitar player, came and delivered the riff and “Married to the Beat” was 
born.”

The Shakespeare Cut was released on the 30th of August.  Shakespeare is a DJ producer based in Barcelona.  Glagla records asked him if he was 
interested in doing a remix on Married to the Beat, and it was an YES !

The Shakespeare remix brings a deep house feeling to the track – making 
it more clubby was an easy task, as the two base elements (vocal and guitar) were very 
strong.

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/tlove.fr
https://www.instagram.com/tlove.aka/
www.tlove.be

Sia Babez Lands the Cover of The New Eire Spotify Playlist

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Irish/Zimbabwean pop songstress Sia Babez, is due to drop her second Single ‘Are You Ready’ on Oct 25th 2019. The track follows up on the success of debut track ‘Hit My Line’ which has graced the playlists across Irish Radio stations such as 2fm, iRadio, 98fm, fm104 and Spin 103.8 – reaching over 3 million listeners in just under 3 months, which is a rarity in the Irish music scene for breakthrough emerging artists.

This week Spotify placed Sia on the cover of their New Eire Playlist!

Check Sia Babez out, to see what all the hype is really about, you’ll soon agree that this is an emerging act that is ready to make her stamp on the Global music scene.   

Join the 15 thousand followers on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/siababez/ 
Check out her Facebook herehttps://m.facebook.com/siababez/
Follow here on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SiaBabez
Official websitehttps://siababez.com 
 

Allman Brown Announces Dublin Show Sun Nov 24th in The Soundhouse.

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Allman Brown has been hailed amongst today’s most compelling new singer-songwriters, a preternaturally gifted vocalist, performer, and tunesmith whose own remarkable journey allows him rare access to the universal.

DARLING, IT’LL BE ALRIGHT, the London-based Brown’s long awaited sophomore LP, more than delivers on the promises made by such breakthrough singles as 2013’s “Sons & Daughters” and 2017’s acclaimed debut album, 1000 YEARS.

Recorded in January 2019 with longtime collaborator Ian Barter (Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith), the album marks an immense evolution in his artistry, its bold sonic approach providing the ideal backdrop to Brown’s distinctive lyrical vision.

Songs like “Home” and the passionate first single, “Shapes In The Sun,” are both intimate and epic, their carefully etched power and passion built to soothe, arouse, and inspire genuine emotion and personal action. 

Allman plays in Dublin’s The Soundhouse on Sun 24th of Nov.  

Tickets here: BUY TICKETS.

ZALI Announces Brand New Single ‘That Girl’ Out Nov 22nd

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Meet ZALI, the award winning Irish Singer-songwriter that is hypnotising Ireland and the UK with her powerful vocals and her distinct cross-genre sound of Pop-Soul. Music has been her passion since childhood, and her involvement as a lead vocalist in the church choir helped ZALI develop her powerful voice, dynamic vocal range, and signature sound of old- school R&B mixed with Pop-Soul.

Inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse, Toni Braxton, and Frank Ocean, ZALI uses her music to capture true emotions. The embodiment of a storyteller, weaving through life experiences and expertly transforming them through captivating lyrics and a combination of lively and soul filled beats.

Her debut single ‘Can’t Stop’ gathered over 120,000 streams worldwide. Her latest release ‘Girls Like Us’ described as ‘heartbreak with a twist’ boasts of the strength, solidarity, and freedom in womanhood.

Since it’s release Girls Like Us has been among the latest additions to official Spotify playlist such as ‘The New Éire’ and Universal Music’s ‘This is Ireland’, showcasing the country’s top acts. And thanks to the support and positive reception from girls and women all around, ‘Girl’s Like Us’ secured the award of ‘Best Irish Single’ at the 2018 Irish Post Music Awards, and has been termed a national anthem for ladies.

ZALI has been featured on a number of notable publications from the UK and Ireland to North America, and as she gears up to release her next few Singles, ZALI will be making appearances performing across radio and music festivals throughout 2019, letting us know this is just the beginning and she is here to stay! Single ‘That Girl’ is out Nov 22nd across all streaming platforms. 

Zali says about the new song:

I wrote ‘That Girl’ as a relatable, audacious self-affirmative Soul-Pop anthem. I wanted to create a soothing daydream vibe, that gives you a feeling of good karma coming your way that you don’t want to wake up from.

It’s a reminder to girls everywhere to be unapologetic in their confidence because each and everyone one of us are ‘That Girl’ in our own rights, even when we don’t see it, there’s people out there being inspired by us everyday.

Artist Profile

Genre: Pop-Soul, Pop, R&B

Statistics: 170k+ plays on Spotify, 7k+ monthly listeners

Recommended for fans of Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Solange, Anne-Marie, SZA

Quotes from PRESS:

“Promoting a positive message of self-acceptance and self-empowerment, this smooth, soulful slice of sophisticated pop is well worth seeking out. A sophisticated star whose best years are still very much ahead of her, ZALI is one songstress you’ll be hearing plenty more from in the future.” –The Irish Post

“ZALI’s vocals are smooth and assured throughout as she blends old school and new school soul and pop to create an intoxicating brew” – Hot Press Magazine

“A songstress with a fresh voice and a fresh perspective” – Jamsphere

Social Media Links

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33ZrGu7

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisiszali

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGLjm1ZEhQ48lh0arQDpT8g

Website: WWW.ZALIMUSIC.COM

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John Jermyn Releases New Album: ‘Wall Of Prayer’ Oct 5th

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Irish based singer/songwriter/guitarist John Jermyn, has long pursued an elusive muse. But for many years he has also etched out a successful career as an artist being, as he is a well known painter.

When John was approached and commissioned to paint a picture to acknowledge the passing of a short life, by a family grieving upon the loss of a child, he handled the request in a way in which only the vastly talented and creatively minded can. He turned it into an erudite discussion between the loss and love harboured by the bereaved and captured by the artist.

Wall of Prayer – original painting/artwork by John Jermyn

In 2016, he journeyed to Ireland’s western seaboard, barren and wild, though beautiful, to gather a feeling of ‘place’. Returning homeward to create a painting that would be suitably soothing, memorable and symbolic. A series of artwork flowed and then a collection of songs emerged that reached a symbiotic relationship between his art and music.

Songs on the album span stories of love laid bare such as ‘I’ll Wait ‘and the gorgeous ‘Penney Don’t Go To Stockholm’, are balanced out by the melancholic ‘Too Shy’ and rather more upbeat grit such as ‘Bad Day’ and ‘Taste Of The Sunset’.

Here we have a fragile and emotive singer songwriter who has delivered an intimate, impassioned album that marries his stunning artwork and musical capabilities. 

Wall Of Prayer, is an absolute thing of rare and rugged beauty. 

 

RTE 2FM’s 5 NEW IRISH FEMALE ARTISTS YOU NEED TO GET IN YOUR SPOTIFY PLAYLIST!

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This week the National broadcaster chose their Top 5 New Irish Female Artists and the list included Sia Babez and Kehli!

Both acts have just announced the release of new material. 

KEHLI has announced the release of her next single ‘Believe It’, slated for release on 20 September via Rough Bones LTD. KEHLI first made waves when footage of her singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let Me Down’ went viral on Instagram, racking up 22K views in its first 48hrs. The Dublin native had already gained invaluable experience performing on shows such as X-Factor and The Voice, and had started to pique the interest of fans around the globe, but the power of social media led to an introduction with New York/London based songwriter/producer MSRD, who worked alongside her to cultivate her soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.

Irish/Zimbabwean pop songstress Sia Babez, announces her second Single ‘Are You Ready’ which is out on Oct 25th 2019. The track follows up on the success of debut track ‘Hit My Line’ which has graced the playlists across Irish Radio stations such as 2fm, iRadio, 98fm, fm104 and Spin 103.8 – reaching over 2 million listeners in just 2 months, which is a rarity in the Irish music scene for breakthrough emerging artists.

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Sia Babez Announces New Single ‘Are You Ready’ Set For Halloween Release!

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‘ARE YOU READY’ – Out Fri Oct 25th

Irish/Zimbabwean pop songstress Sia Babez, announces her second Single ‘Are You Ready’ which is out on Oct 25th 2019. The track follows up on the success of debut track ‘Hit My Line’ which has graced the playlists across Irish Radio stations such as 2fm, iRadio, 98fm, fm104 and Spin 103.8 – reaching over 3 million listeners in just under 3 months, which is a rarity in the Irish music scene for breakthrough emerging artists.

Sia has been working diligently on her new and upcoming EP Inception’ which has been garnering the attention of various Grammy nominated Music Producers, A&R Executives and Management companies in both USA, UK, Europe and Africa. Sia is also working with Hit Producer Amadeus (J-Lo, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Chris Brown) on her upcoming EP scheduled for release in the new year. 

Sia began singing at the age of 2 with her influences ranging from Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Cher, Beyonce, Bob Marley and Bobby Brown to name but a few. Her passion for music lead her to write from the age of 9. She later took up drama school and music: piano, violin, vocal coaching along with choreography to develop her talents and pursue her dream of being a performer.  

 

As a writer and artist her relatable lyrics, strong singing ability and cultural background has allowed her to diversify her sound to create an aesthetically pleasing, commercial RnB/Pop identity under the guise Sia Babez. Through the use of her active growing social media presence, Seorsia has managed to get noticed by various music industry tycoons and fans all over the world. 

Check Sia Babez out, to see what all the hype is really about, you’ll soon agree that this is an emerging act that is ready to make her stamp on the Global music scene.   

Join the 14 thousand followers on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/siababez/ 
Check out her Facebook herehttps://m.facebook.com/siababez/
Follow here on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SiaBabez
Official websitehttps://siababez.com 
 
Editors notes: 
 

What The Critics Are Saying:

“Sia Babez has a similar vibe, in production and vocal treatment, to tracks from artists like Mabel or RAYE. The melodies may be informed by R&B, the final product has the unmistakable sharpness of modern pop” – Nialler9

“Sia Babez cleverly uses her relatable lyrics, catchy melodies together with her unique voice and strong singing ability to incorporate her cultural background, this has allowed her to diversify her sound to create an aesthetically pleasing, commercial pop and R&B crossover sound” – Soul Doubt Magazine.

“The 18-year-old is ready to make her mark on the Irish music scene – and beyond” – HER.

“A fantastic new song ‘Hit My Line’ is a catchy R’n’B track that perfectly captures the fresh energy of the teenage singer-songwriter. With infectious beats and smooth vocals, Sia Babez has created an instantly danceable summer tune” – HOTPRESS

“Hit My Line” brings us a summer treat that’s tastier than the full English breakfast that makes an appearance at the start of the video’ – EarMilk.

“Sia Babez is the nom de plume of Dublin-born Irish/Zimbabwean teenager Seorsia Jack, who could well be our next urban r’n’b star! A social media sensation already, Sia is sure to add to her 14,000 followers on Instagram with the slick dance moves and state-of-the-art production in her new video” Broadsheet.ie

“An emerging force in the Irish music scene and, with her debut single ‘Hit My Line’ she makes her mark as a vital new talent to watch. She is a gifted writer and singer and has been working diligently on developing her unique blend of R&B, neo-soul and electro pop” – Amazing Tunes

“Sia Babez, an Irish/Zimbabwean rising teen star, is setting the scene of an ever changing Irish music landscape. At just 18 years of age, with a great voice, songwriting style akin to Ariana Grande, Raye and Mabel to mention just a handful of her potential peers – it’s clear to see the sky is the limit for the fast rising Pop star” – Emerging Now