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The Frank and Walters release new single THE PARSON!

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THE FRANK AND WALTERS

The Frank and Walters

Release new Single ‘THE PARSON’ (FIFA RECORDS) & Announce Full Irish Tour!

On April 23rd 2010

THE QUEEN IS DEAD – LONG LIVE THE PARSON!

The Frank & Walters release ‘The Parson’ on April 23rd 2010 that will prove, yet again, that they continue to swing the mightiest of pop hooks. The single is part one in a series of four singles the Franks will release to coincide with the unfolding of the Seasons.

The Parson is joyous and uplifting, close your eyes and you can almost smell the blossom and feel the cool breeze of Spring on your cheeks. A new decade and a new beginning, but with enough of what went before to remain familiar. Like a long lost friend finally returned from the madness that engulfed our idyllic little world. Perfect harmony. But why does The Parson feel the need to lock his bicycle? And what of Uncle Matthews roaming eye? Surely nothing sinister could possibly invade these villages and fields? All shall be reveled on April 23rd.

Bio info: The Frank and Walters are one of the most recognizable alternative rock bands hailing from Cork, Ireland in the past 2 decades. The band: Paul Linehan (Lead vocal & bass), Ashley Keating- (Drums) & Kevin Pedreschi (lead Guitar) took the band name in honour of two eccentric Cork characters. Two decades on from the release of their very first record, and the Franks continue to defy expectations. With Indie hits such as ‘Fashion Crisis Hits New York’ ‘After All’ (which reached the top twenty in the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #11. The group also appeared on Top of the Pops in support of the single; it went as high as #5 in the Irish charts). Their music today is as relevant as any of the new pretenders on the block and only a handful of bands anywhere in the world can lay claim to such longevity of popularity. Each year, the Frank and Walters perform sell out venues across the UK, Europe, and the US and their records, both new and classic, continue to sell across the world.

Upcoming Irish shows include:

April 23rd The Parson Launch, tbc

June 05th Jolly Roger, Sherkin Island.

June 18th Cyprus Avenue, Cork City. (Summer Single launch)

June 26th Sea Sessions Festival, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

July 11th Cork Week Festival, Crosshaven, Co. Cork.

July 16th Pitch Party Festival, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork.

July 31st Cork x SW, Skibereen, Co. Cork.

August 06th Cluny, Newcastle, England.

August 07th Tall Ships Festival, Hartlepool. England.

September 11th Magnet, Berlin, Germany.

September 22nd-25th– Czech Republic.

MySpace: www.myspace.com/thefrankandwalters

For more info please contact linda@goodseedpr.com

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AIKEN PROMOTIONS PRESENT : COLM LYNCH IN ‘THE VILLAGE’ APRIL 22ND

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AIKEN PROMOTIONS ARE PROUD TO PRESENT:

METEOR AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST NEWCOMER

Described as “…Singer songwriting savior…” by The Irish Times

RTE’s Pat Kenny described Colm’s music as “SUPER MUSIC”

“Exceptional!”- Eddie Rowley, Sunday World

“A powerhouse live performer”- HOTPRESS

INVITES YOU TO COME AND JOIN HIM AND HIS 8 PIECE BAND

IN THE VILLAGE ON THURSDAY APRIL 22ND 2010

The release of the critically acclaimed first album “A Whisper in a Riot”, put his vocal and songwriting skills on show to the nation for the first time. It received glowing plaudits from the likes of Dave Fanning, Hotpress, The Irish Times, In Dublin and a host of other people and publications. It was Album of the Week on Larry Gogan’s 2FM Radio show. Singles released from the album got extensive airplay on national and local radio. He also won the Balcony TV Best Male Award in 2007.

His current album, being his second studio album titled: Tickety-Boo, is picking up where he left off. While more polished, it still possesses the same characteristics that made his debut such a winner. Whether in a mellow mood or just plain aggressive, the music always comes from the heart. This is plain to see when witnessed in live performances.  Remaining true to his philosophy that ‘a good song should have a strong melody and meaningful lyrics’, the ten track album features hit singles “It’s Coming Down” (previously playlisted on TODAY FM and 2FM) and the RTE playlisted “If I was In Your Shoes”.

Anyone expecting to see a singer-songwriter soulfully whispering into a microphone should think again. This will be a fevered, rock n’ roll affair! After all, there are only two schools of thought on Colm Lynch’s music: those who are confirmed fans and those who haven’t heard him yet! Whether playing to hundreds of people in venues like Vicar St. Dublin or to a tiny audience somewhere off the beaten track, Lynch always delivers a memorable performance.

Colm Lynch Live @ The Village, Tickets are €10 on sale now through ticketmaster and other usual outlets nationwide. Booking Line: 0818 719 300.

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SANDI THOM: ANNOUNCES IRISH TOUR DATES IN MAY!

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SANDI THOM

ALBUM: ‘MERCHANTS & THIEVES’ (Guardian Angels Records)MAY 17TH

Single: This Ol’ World, feat: Joe Bonamassa is out April 18th APRIL

LINKS: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SANDITHOM

“As striking a musical reinvention as you’re likely to witness this year.” -News Of The World

The real Sandi Thom has stepped forward, and surely no one has ever been quite so happy to get the blues. On May 17th, a new Sandi emerges with ‘Merchants and Thieves,’ an album that brilliantly reflects how she’s opened up a whole new channel for her creativity. Retaining her innate feeling for a powerful melody and a trenchant lyric, the record adds the new blues sensibility that visitors to her famously powerful gigs have sensed for themselves in recent months. At Celtic Connections in Glasgow in January, for instance, devotees and newcomers watched in shared amazement as Sandi took lead guitar for the first time on the album’s excellent, early Fleetwood Mac-inspired ‘Gold Dust’ and then led the band through Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks.’

IRISH tour dates 2010: May 16th-The Pavilion- Cork/ May 17th-Whelans- Dublin/ May  20th – Spring & Airbrake – Belfast

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Gavin Glass releases new single and a bit of ‘Ooh La la…’

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Gavin Glass
Releases his new single
‘Just Like Rome’ on the 23rd April taken from album MYNA BIRDS (May 28th)

‘Just Like Rome’ is the first single to be taken from Dubliner Gavin Glass’ forthcoming third album, ‘Myna Birds’.

The single comes flip-sided with Gavin’s version of The Faces classic ‘Ooh La La’ which was recently used in the long-running Meteor television ad campaign.

‘Myna Birds’, which features collaborations with members of The Black Crowes & Wilco, is the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2007 release ‘Gavin Glass & the Holy Shakers’ which received a very rare 9 out 10 from HOTPRESS on release.

Glass has spent the last two years working & touring with Lisa Hannigan as a multi-instrumentalist in her band and contributed to her recent Mercury Nominated album ‘Sea-Sew’. His forthcoming album, ‘Myna Birds’ was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee during a break from Lisa’s recent North American tour.

An introduction to Steve Gorman of the Black Crowes after a show in Boston led to an all-star band being put together, featuring: Audley Freed (Black Crowes, Train, Cry of Love, Dixie Chicks), Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and Jen Gunderman (Jayhawks). These are all bands that have had a resounding influence on Glass’ unique Irish flavoured Americana. Gavin and the band set-up camp in Nashville’s Eastwood Studios and recorded the album on the endangered format of analogue tape over an intensive two-weeks in March of last year. The album was then completed with the help of friends back in Dublin in between Hannigan’s hectic touring schedule.

Myna Birds will be released on Orphan records on May 28th
Tour Dates to be announced soon.

Listen to the single + B-Side here:

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NELL BRYDEN ANNOUNCES IRISH DATES IN MAY!

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NELL BRYDEN ANNOUNCES MAY IRISH DATES!!!

May 30th– Auntie Annies- Belfast £9.

May31st – Crawdaddy- Dublin €12

The Blonde bombshell that invaded our Radio & Tv boxes last year is back with New single TONIGHT (FRYDL425) – 19th April

It is currently on the Radio1 playlist on RTE and BBC Radio2.

Taken from album WHAT DOES IT TAKE? (COOKCD508) – out now!

Nell Bryden, has announced she will be releasing a new digital download single, Tonight (Ash Howes Radio Mix), on Monday 19th April.   Her last single, Not Like Loving You, spent an incredible six weeks on the BBC Radio 2 A List, and was described by the Daily Mirror (****) as “a big bold production – keening pedal steels, bright edgy horns and a massed choir – push the incomparable thrill of the title to the fore.  Swell” .  The original version of Tonight can be found on Bryden’s recently released album What Does It Take?

Critics praised Nell, saying “ Her vocal versatility is supported by consummate songwriting skills … Think of a female Nick Lowe with a better voice” (Uncut) and “An eclectic collection, it takes in country blues, Dixieland Jazz and her warm, rich voice even shows a touch of the Roberta Flacks” (Q).

Bryden is fast becoming one of the most talked about and sought after new artists, building the buzz the old-fashioned way with word-of-mouth endorsements of her live shows.   With four international tours (and 500 shows) in the last 18 months under her belt, including tours with KT Tunstall, and The Counting Crows, and a self-released debut single, What Does It Take, spending 7 weeks on the BBC R2 A-list (Second Time Around spent over 2 months on the RTE Radio1 playlist and was Song of the Week on Today FM)- she is definitely one to watch.  Bryden also appeared on RTE TV’s the Late Late show on her first single release of Second Time Around.

Following a chance meeting with a US Army colonel at South By South West, Bryden set aside her political preconceptions to entertain the troops in Iraq – not once, but twice –in 2009, and became, in the process, a Forces Sweetheart.  Award winning documentary maker Susan Cohn Rockefeller, of the Rockefeller dynasty in the USA, commissioned a team of filmmakers to go with Bryden on her second visit.  Entitled Striking A Chord, the documentary provides an insight into how the troops are coping and how they feel at home when music is played, amongst other things.  It is due to be released later this year. you can view the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K54koz429zk&feature=related

And you can also view A cast of 200 donate their time to raise money In Abbey Road studios biggest ever recording session. This was the biggest ever 1 day session to be staged at Abbey Road in the history of the famous recording studios. Multi-million selling artists from Michael Bolton to Robin Gibb, to Hayley Westenra contributed to the song, written by A1’s Mark Read and Robert Hart (Bad Company, Distance, The Jones Gang). They performed alongside The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pipes & Drums from the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Drumming, Bugles from The Academy of Music at Kneller Hall, a Choir of Celebrities and the Carmel Thomas Youth Choir. Paul Carrack, Kenny Jones, Paul Rodgers, Lee Mead, Mark Read, Mica Paris, Natasha Hamilton, Haley Westenra, Carol Decker, Nell Bryden and Liz McClarnon also starred.

LINK here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ektQbe-dOU

WWW.NELLBRYDEN.COM

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Win Tickets to see DROPKICK MURPHYS live in The Olympia on April 22nd

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LANSDOWNE TO DUBLIN:

THE CLADDAGH FUND
has a trip TO SEE DROPKICK MURPHYS LIVE ON APRIL 22, 2010 up for grabs via their RAFFLE!!

MONIES RAISED TO BENEFIT VARIOUS CHARITIES
SUPPORTED BY THE CLADDAGH FUND IN THE U.S. AND IRELAND

The Claddagh Fund–the charity established in 2009 by Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey–has teamed with netRaffle.org to host a raffle to see Dropkick Murphys play at the Olympia Theatre on April 22, 2010.

Raffle tickets are only $2 each and are available until Monday, April 12, 2010 at: www.claddaghfund.org/landsdowne2dublin.php.

The winner will receive:

• Two tickets to the Thursday, April 22, 2010 Dropkick Murphys concert at the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland

• A meet and greet with the Dropkick Murphys and an autographed Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA DVD/CD

• Three nights hotel accommodations at the Clarence Hotel (owned by U2’s Bono and The Edge) in Dublin Ireland (single room/double occupancy, check-in Wednesday, April 21, 2010, check-out Saturday, April 24, 2010)

• Allowance for ground transportation and meals

The Claddagh Fund will be contributing all of the proceeds from this raffle through the American Ireland Fund to the Belvedere Youth Club, a children’s center in Dublin, Ireland. The money will fund the “Weekend Holiday Program,” a weekend retreat for inner city children who will travel free of charge to the Club’s cottage in County Wexford to enjoy sports, arts and music in a relaxed environment.

The Claddagh Fund was established by Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey in support of non-profits that champion the causes of children, veterans and those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. The Claddagh Fund is committed to the three attributes symbolized in the Claddagh ring: friendship, love and loyalty. The Claddagh Fund seeks to harness the passion of Dropkick Murphys friends, family and fans to significantly improve the quality of life of children, their families and the most vulnerable populations in the community.

The inaugural Claddagh Fund event, Claddagh Fund Skate in the Park, was held Saturday, December 19, 2009 on the ice at Fenway Park—built for the historic NHL Winter Classic Game—and was followed by a reception at the House of Blues. The event raised over $50,000 for the fund. Claddagh Fund Skate in the Park not only provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate the NHL ice at Fenway Park but also brought together friends of the Dropkick Murphys that included athletes from Boston’s major sports teams, celebrity guests, families and fans.

The Claddagh Fund’s Celebrity Bartending Party was held at McGreevy’s Third Base Saloon in Boston on February 13, 2010 and raised nearly $15,000 for Hope for Haiti Children’s Center to provide food, medical attention, shelter, emotional support and eventual family placement to children left orphaned by the tragic earthquakes in Haiti. Celebrity bartenders at the event included Dropkick Murphys, along with NESN’s Heidi Watney, NECN’s Chris Collins, “The Mad Fisherman” Charlie Moore, funny gal Sue Costello, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, boxing legend Micky Ward, former New England Patriot Christian Fauria, and Boston Bruins legend/WAAF personality Lyndon Byers.

For more information on The Claddagh Fund, go to www.claddaghfund.org.

heres a little idea of how brilliant of a live band this band are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw

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The last Tycoons Album launch April 3rd. The Village

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Fresh from their stint at this years SXSW- The Last Tycoons welcome you to come and attend their LAUNCH IN:

THE VILLAGE,

DUBLIN

ON APRIL 3RD. (with special guests)

HAILED AS “Ones to watch”- METRO & ‘A Revelation’ – by HOTPRESS, NME Radio described TLT’s music as ”Great narrative country tinged pop”.

* To ensure your press pass/industry pass please email:

Mark Kavanagh on kavanagm@gmail.com with “RSVP April 3rd” in the title or email linda@goodseedpr.com and we will make sure your name is on the list.

Info on the band: Formed in 2007 after a change of personnel, attitude, and clothes, The Last Tycoons evolved from highly acclaimed Dublin band Porn Trauma. Hailed as “one of Ireland’s hottest new bands”, (CONNECTED MAG) there is plenty to get excited about. “Replete with vintage sounding guitars, liberal use of harmonica and soulful backing vocals, they certainly offer a refreshing alternative to the raft of copycat, post-punk pretenders doing the rounds. They are a revelation” (Hotpress). “Their ability is obvious and their hard work in improving every area of their performance is a credit to them. Cracking stuff; watch this space” (InDUBLIN).

The music of The Last Tycoons has a definite southern American roots undertone, yet is proudly Irish in its origin. The “eminently watchable front man Steve Fanning is tall and imposing, like a good looking Richard Ashcroft, with a distinctive twang to his voice that lifts even the darkest corners of their songs to the light”(InDUBLIN). He also sounds at times, like the love child of Mick Jagger and Nick Cave. However, this is a band that is not led by any one or two people but is a collaboration of ideas with diverse instrumentation, lush vocal harmonies and well thought-out arrangements lending to the band’s overall sound.

Having dented the Top 30 official Irish Charts and earning the affection of various radio stations around the country and farther afield, the band is now ready to release their self-titled debut album ‘The Last Tycoons’ on Good Friday (April 2nd). Excited? Perhaps you should be. Known widely for their explosive and raucous live shows, the band will set out on a national and international tour in Ireland, The UK, Germany and the US from March onwards. ‘The Dry Law’ was the first glimpse of the material recorded for the album and is available now from iTunes.  ‘Speed’ is the follow up track from the radio EP including ‘The Dry Law’, which will be out on Good Friday with the album on all the usual online stores and record shops.

Additional tour dates:

Live dates: 2 Apr 2010 13:00 Tower Records – Live Instore Dublin

2 Apr 2010 18:00 Kilmurray Barn – Good Friday Charity Fundraiser Thomastown

3 Apr 2010 20:00 The Village – Album Launch plus Special Guests, Dublin

4 Apr 2010 20:00 Billy Byrne’s- Kilkenny

5 Apr 2010 20:00 Ted Murphy’s- Thomastown

11 Apr 2010 23:00 The Crane Lane Theatre- Cork

13 Apr 2010 20:00 The Ruby Sessions – Doyle’s, Acoustic- Dublin

22 Apr 2010 23:30 Roisin Dubh- Galway

12 May 2010 20:00 The George Bernard Shaw Theatre- Carlow

Be sure to check out their Music Video of THE DRY LAW:

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John, Shelly & the Creatures & Nell Bryden set to release new singles!!

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Drum rolls, glockensschhhpeely things and eh drum rolls please….we come bearing not good but great news!:

THE FANTASTICAL John, Shelly & the Creatures release new single KILLER on May 28th

On the back of their first single ‘Long May You Reign‘ (taken from album DINOSAUR), JSATC where invited  to perform on various National Television programmes: RTE’s “THE LATE LATE SHOW”, TG4’s IMEALL & POP CEOL &  RTE TWO TUBE

Described as ‘effortlessly monumental’ (AU Magazine), there is ‘no better advertisement for the Belfast scene right now’ as John, Shelly & The Creatures are ‘one of the most exciting new names – bursting with talent’ (STATE.IE). With an “Excellent first album” (IRISH INDEPENDENT)  – the band have been dazzling the critics with their array of instruments and songwriting that has been fine-tuned to a striking degree. And with the imminent release of follow up single ‘KILLER’, this band are simply destined for success.


More TV for the lads to try their hand at: On 7 Apr 2010 Join JSATC on BBC as they Perform for BBC’s Imeall Gael. They were also recently in with Dave Fanning on the Eleventh Hour and their performance and interview will be broadcasted on RTE in April & May in time for their new single launch.

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NELL BRYDEN:

The Blonde bombshell that invaded our Radio & Tv boxes last year is back with New single TONIGHT (FRYDL425) – 19th April

Taken from album WHAT DOES IT TAKE? (COOKCD508) – out now!

Plus … Summer Irish Dates to be announced!

Nell Bryden, has announced she will be releasing a new digital download single, Tonight (Ash Howes Radio Mix), on Monday 19th April.   Her last single, Not Like Loving You, spent an incredible six weeks on the BBC Radio 2 A List, and was described by the Daily Mirror (****) as “a big bold production – keening pedal steels, bright edgy horns and a massed choir – push the incomparable thrill of the title to the fore.  Swell” .  The original version of Tonight can be found on Bryden’s recently released album What Does It Take?

Critics praised Nell, saying “ Her vocal versatility is supported by consummate songwriting skills … Think of a female Nick Lowe with a better voice” (Uncut) and “An eclectic collection, it takes in country blues, Dixieland Jazz and her warm, rich voice even shows a touch of the Roberta Flacks” (Q).

Bryden is fast becoming one of the most talked about and sought after new artists, building the buzz the old-fashioned way with word-of-mouth endorsements of her live shows.   With four international tours (and 500 shows) in the last 18 months under her belt, including tours with KT Tunstall, and The Counting Crows, and a self-released debut single, What Does It Take, spending 7 weeks on the BBC R2 A-list (Second Time Around spent over 2 months on the RTE Radio1 playlist and was Song of the Week on Today FM)- she is definitely one to watch.  Bryden also appeared on RTE TV’s the Late Late show on her first single release of Second Time Around.

Following a chance meeting with a US Army colonel at South By South West, Bryden set aside her political preconceptions to entertain the troops in Iraq – not once, but twice –in 2009, and became, in the process, a Forces Sweetheart.  Award winning documentary maker Susan Cohn Rockefeller, of the Rockefeller dynasty in the USA, commissioned a team of filmmakers to go with Bryden on her second visit.  Entitled Striking A Chord, the documentary provides an insight into how the troops are coping and how they feel at home when music is played, amongst other things.  It is due to be released later this year. you can view the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K54koz429zk&feature=related

And you can also view A cast of 200 donate their time to raise money In Abbey Road studios biggest ever recording session. This was the biggest ever 1 day session to be staged at Abbey Road in the history of the famous recording studios. Multi-million selling artists from Michael Bolton to Robin Gibb, to Hayley Westenra contributed to the song, written by A1’s Mark Read and Robert Hart (Bad Company, Distance, The Jones Gang). They performed alongside The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pipes & Drums from the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Drumming, Bugles from The Academy of Music at Kneller Hall, a Choir of Celebrities and the Carmel Thomas Youth Choir. Paul Carrack, Kenny Jones, Paul Rodgers, Lee Mead, Mark Read, Mica Paris, Natasha Hamilton, Haley Westenra, Carol Decker, Nell Bryden and Liz McClarnon also starred.

LINK here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9L4nfHwo5w

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