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

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. 

 

Irish Born Chanteuse Linda Em Announces New Single ‘Little Lightmaker’

Linda Em, the London based, Irish born chanteuse, announces the release of ‘Little Lightmaker’, an artistic collaboration with Irish based artist and writer Linda Coogan Byrne. The song is a tale of kindred spirits and human connection taken from Linda’s acclaimed ‘London Irish EP’, released earlier in the year. Drawing from country and folk influences, it showcases Linda’s powerful vocal delivery.

Originally hailing from Waterford, Ireland, Linda’s family immigrated in to London’s East End in the 1980s. A natural singer, songwriter and storyteller, her lyrical narrative is comparable to that of authors, poets and playwrights with a strong visual essence, stimulating the listener’s own imagination. Her music explores a wide array of themes from forgotten fateful stories and uncelebrated heroines of the past to her own personal and family experiences.

Linda first started singing blues and rock ’n’ roll in pubs and clubs in her early twenties before meeting Chris Wyatt, with whom she wrote and recorded her first album ‘Shadow Lands’ in 2015. Her sound has grown to adopt strong elements of Americana and folk noir with an ominous and atmospheric Celtic undercurrent to it and splashes of gospel and soul.

Linda draws an ethereal energy flow from her inspirations, citing numerous artists as influences, including Leonard Cohen,  Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Portishead, Hank Williams, Ennio Morricone and the poetry of Ted Hughes.

Linda Em produces music in an extraordinary mix of influences and genres, blending folk (revisited from a current London / Irish cultural perspective), a bit of rock, Celtic melody and American blues. Her music is timeless, filtering new compositions through the prism of her musical heritage to produce an overall modern day eclectic feel.

The EP ‘London Irish’ released by Talking Elephant Records was recorded and produced by Gavin Glass in Orphan Studios, Dublin and has received critical plaudits and airplay in all the right places.

For more information see: LindaEm

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

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.

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

‘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 2 million listeners in just 2 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

 

Pop Songstress KEHLI announces new single ‘Believe It’ 

Pop Songstress KEHLI announces new single ‘Believe It’ 

RELEASE DATE: 20 September via Rough Bones LTD

“‘One Last Kiss’ wouldn’t feel hugely out of place on Mabel’s Ivy to Roses mixtape, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album or Mahalia’s Seasons EP – the dancehall feel makes it a fitting soundtrack for the summer months.” Officialcharts.com

“[One Last Kiss] provides us with an energetic introduction to this exciting new talent.” When The Horn Blows

“In addition to the excellent track, ‘One Last Kiss’ also shows off the rising Irish pop star’s fantastic vocals.” Celeb Mix

London-based pop starlet KEHLI has announced the release of her next single ‘Believe It’, slated for release on 20 September via Rough Bones LTD. Recorded at the prestigious SARM Studios (Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode) the track was mastered by Mike Marsh (Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris). It follows on from her hugely popular ‘One Last Kiss’ (feat Kid Eternal & Sam Ojo).

KEHLI has worked alongside acclaimed producers including MSRD and Cam Poole (Anne Marie, Mabel, Raye) and has shared the stage with Irish pop acts Josh Gray and also recently Soulé. The track has already reached Top 5 positions in UK Club charts including contemporary pop, urban and club urban as noted in Music Week, and received radio airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges and Melvin as well as Kiss FM. The young songstress has already racked up over 215K streams across her Spotify alone, reached over 44K monthly listeners. She’s also seen support from When The Horn Blows, The Digital Fix, CelebMix, Vents Magazine, Ear Milk, Hot Press, The Irish Times and Chill Sounds Good.

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.

KEHLI is influenced by acts such as Anne Marie, Adele and Raye, but it is her buoyant energy and ability to put her own stamp on current pop trends that brings a distinctive edge to her sound, while at the same time drawing parallels to contemporary pop counterparts such as Halsey, and Dua Lipa.

On ‘Believe It’ KEHLI lets her crystalline vocals take centre stage, underpinned by a bold beat and gutsy electronic textures. Teaming up with the same powerhouse production team KID ETERNAL as her previous release, the track showcases her magnetic performance abilities, with a certain brave, defiant spirit that is a testament to her live-wire charisma. ‘Believe It’ captures both her vibrant spirit as well as her arresting voice, to create a snappy and utterly enjoyable pop offering.

Speaking of the single, KEHLI says, “I recorded ‘Believe it’ this summer at SARM Studios and had the best time! It’s a fun track that I hope people include in their prinks playlist as it gets me in the mood to go out! Love the upbeat tempo and energy of it!!”.

Instagram Facebook Youtube Soundcloud Spotify:

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http://www.facebook.com/kehlimusic

http://www.youtube.com/KehliTV

 

Cat Lundy new single ‘Burn’ now available to stream on Spotify

Cat Lundy, a 60’s, blues-inspired storyteller.  With raw, unapologetic emotion, she delivers her truth.  Her debut album 9 Lives is influenced by love, heartbreak and relationships. A classically trained vocalist from the Royal Academy of Music, and a self-taught guitarist, she has performed her original songs in venues in London,  New York’s ‘The Bitter End’ (where she had a residency) and Los Angeles’ ‘House of Blues’.

Cat finished recording her debut album with producer Ger Mc Donnell in 2018.  Ger has worked with artists such as U2, Kasabian, The Cure and Martha Wainwright…to name a few.     

What Cat has to say about music: “I believe music can change the world around us, even if it is for just three and a half minutes”

Check out Cats new single BURN here:

She has supported Fantastic Negrito, American Grammy winner on his Irish tour; ‘…. Cat has it all, she has the goods’ – Fantastic Negrito 2019. She has been described from reviews as “a breath of fresh air, she is sweet, salty and a first-class storyteller.” “Vocally she is smooth as honey.”

On Burn, Cat says “Burn is a song about feeling complete emptiness after a lost and toxic love. The song is cathartic and
is a message to people that you can liberate yourself from all ties to the past. Personal belongings and money mean very little. To escape unscathed is a triumph and the human heart is stronger than we can comprehend’.

Cat’s influences include Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Jeff
Buckley, Ray Charles, Ray Lamontagne & Amy Winehouse.

Cat controls each song from the start to finish. She is effortless and cool and knows how to lure her listeners in. You can hear a pin drop as she holds her audience spellbound. The brand new single ‘Burn’ is off her forthcoming studio album is out Aug 30th. 

Links:

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Sia Babez Reaches over 1 MILLION radio impacts on Irish Radio in less than two months!

Seorsia Jack AKA ‘Sia Babez’ is an Irish/Zimbabwean solo female artist, born in 2001 in Dublin, Ireland. Fast gaining a reputation in the music industry as being an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter, 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.

Her single ‘Hit My Line’ has just been released alongside an official music video:

The song has garnered the attention of Irish radio and in just under 2 months it has reached over 1.7 MILLION listeners Nationwide across Irish radio.  It has just been added to numerous playlists across Ireland including iRadio, 2fm, Rte Pulse and many more. 

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 

Daytona Rose reveals new music video for JOYRIDE

Credits:
Directed by Nimii Hendrix Dancers courtesy of Joffrey Ballet School Summer of Hip Hop Lissette and David Lucas 
Choreographers: Charles Smith Trix Casie Tynee Goshow Jona Biddle Peter Sabasino 
Music : Lisa Peters Corey Gibson Stravos T
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Daytona Rose who hails from Dublin, Ireland but resides in NYC has just announced her brand new DOUBLE A single ‘Done Up’ &’ Joyride’. 

From a young age it was evident that she loved to sing, from performing at a wedding at the age of 4 when she was flower-girl to performing solo a few years later at the the Late Late Toy Show with the National Choir.

A trained classical pianist completing all of her grades through the Royal Irish Academy of music, Daytona went on to attend the infamous Rock College in Ballyfermot, Dublin. There she learned to write songs and hone her performance craft.

Unsurprisingly, she was then chosen to do an exchange program in The Pop Academy, Hammelburg, Germany. Which set the precipice for an International music journey which would see her travel all over the world developing her music including Dubai, LA, London and where she currently resides – New York City.

For many aspiring artists alike, New York is the place to be, and it was in New York where she started recording and collaborating with some big writers such as Kevin Mc Call who is behind Chris Brown -Deuces / Stripped, Lil Eddie who has worked with Kylie Minogue and Autumn Rowe who is a vocal coach on the USA X Factor & Americas Got Talent.

Daytona is heavily inspired by peers such as Rita Ora, Jess Glyne, Little Mix, Anne Marie and Bebe Rexha. You can join over 10,000 people who are following Daytona on her journey over on her Instagram:

Online Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/daytonarosee
https://www.instagram.com/daytona_rose
Twitter @Daytona_rosee

Aine Tyrrell announces Summer Irish and UK Nationwide tour dates!!!

Irish chanteuse and wandering troubadour Aine Tyrrell, returns to her beloved Ireland for a Nationwide tour in August & Sept where she will perform at Electric Picnic and more dates around the country. 

Along the touring route she will be performing tracks from her albums ‘Return to the Sea’ and ‘Queen of Swords’, both a treasure-trove of contemporary narratives and musical sojourns with a solid respect for tradition, collectively fused with a passion for adventure and travelling to new lands, both real, and musical. 

Certainly, the traditional Irish folk is in her blood, but so too are elements of soul and rock ‘n’ roll, entwined within her lyrical testaments. Her unwavering passion for justice and integrity has led to her supporting current Women’s Rights and Indigenous Rights issues through performances, social media campaigning, song writing and public speaking engagements.

A force of energy live on stage, her shows are not to be missed. 

Tour dates 2019:
 
24th August Shrewsbury Folk Festival 
25th August Ram Jam Studios, London
28th August The Swallows, Wales
31 August Electric Picnic 
4th September The Loft Bar, Shannon Golf Club 
5th September Macalla Farm, Clare Island with Emily Wurramara
6th September Westport House Concert Mayo, with Emily Wurramara
7th September Aras Eanna Arts Centre, Inis Oirr with Emily Wurramara
8th September Black Gate, Galway with Emily Wurramara
10th September Ruby Sessions, Dublin with Emily Wurramara
11th September The American Bar, Belfast with Emily Wurramara
12th September Drop Dead Twice, Dublin with Emily Wurramara
14th September Levis, Ballydehob Cork with Emily Wurramara
15th September, The Jolly Roger, Sherkin Island with Emily Wurramara
18th September, Clonakilty Guitar Festival
 
 

Irish pop artist KEHLI releases debut track ‘One Last Kiss’ + Music Video

Hailing from Dublin, 18-year old KEHLI is a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.  She spent her early years at stage school, where from age 5, she studied music and professional dance including contemporary, hip-hop and ballet. 

Her evolving passion for music and performance encouraged a 14-year-old KEHLI to try her hands on a couple of TV music shows (usual suspects The Voice/X Factor etc.) which at such a tender age, provided invaluable experience and gained her a small cult online following. 

Rehearsal footage of KEHLI singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let me down’ made its way onto Instagram and was met by an extremely positive response with over 22K views in its first 48hrs.  This encouraged KEHLI to continue to pursue her passion for music.

It was this experience that led to an intro to producer/songwriter MSRD – now New York/London based, who’s worked closely with KEHLI to help hone her sound.  Other collaborators include the likes of London based Cameron Gower-Poole (Anne-Marie, Raye, RAY BLK) who has worked closely on KEHLI’s forthcoming debut, a soulful, edgy, pop infused EP also featuring mixes by Josh Gudwin (Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Halsey).

With KEHLI’s debut single ‘What You Like’ due this summer, the rest of the year is on track to be an exciting one for this young Irish talent and her music.

Since release, the track has gone on to receive extremely positive reviews including the following highlights:

  • Official Charts UK ‘One to Watch’ : http://bit.ly/KEHLI-OFFICIALCHARTS-REVIEW
  • Highest new entry by Music Week in Urban Club Charts with progression to top 5 charting positions in 3 charts including  #4 on Commercial Pop Chart, # 4 on the upfront club charts, and #3 on the urban charts ( week 29th July 2019).
  • #2 Trending Nationally in Ireland according to the Irish Times (June 2019).
  • Significant radio play, with noteworthy stations in UK & IE such as BBC Radio One, Kiss FM, RTE, 98 FM and quite a few regionals in UK and IE.
  • Artist and track of the week on RTE, Beats 102-103, iRadio and 98 FM
  • Collaboration interest from various labels and artists with a large established fanbase
  • First released remix received an 8/10 club and personal score in a survey from Soul Food
  • Playlisted in a Spotify Editorial with 3 million subscribers as well as other Spotify editorial playlists with sizeable subscribers

Links:

www.kehliofficial.com 

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-Instagram

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-soundcloud

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-facebook

Spotify: http://bit.ly/KEHLI-ONELASTKISS