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Elder Roche to play The Button Factory on Sept 23rd 2009

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To celebrate the release of his album NOBODY KNOWS, Elder Roche invites YOU to join him and his band in the:

Button Factory (Curve St, Temple Bar, Dublin) on Sept 23rd 2009 @ 8pm. (€10 Adm).

Please RSVP back for you place on the guest list.

“You can’t but hear Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen influences, but this is a fine true folk troubadour” – NEWS OF THE WORLD

“The announcement of this release date is great news for true music lovers – NOBODY KNOWS is simply a pleasure to listen to with it’s perfectly eclectic blend of influences”- Patrick James (Blog)

After a windfall of press and radio support over the last few months after his single release –DIAMOND- which lead to sold out shows in Dublin.The Irish IndependentHOTPRESS gave him their seal of approval stating that “Ireland has a new singer songwriter to be reckoned with!”, while MIXTAPE/ 2UIBESTOW awarded ELDER ROCHE as their RUBY TUESDAY ARTIST “Elder Roche has shown massive potential with his debut album ‘Nobody Knows’. Dan Hegarty of RTE 2FM claims that there is “something spiritual about ELDER’s songs”, andPHANTOM FM describes him as “truly talented and stunning”. Radio stations nationwide (BEAT FM, WLRFM, KFM, KCLRFM, CLARE FM, WIRED FM, FEILE FM, MIDLANDS RADIO + more) have been adding ELDER ROCHE to their programmes play lists, echoing a great year to come from this musical dramatist who is now ready to be recognised and embraced for his musical ability.

‘It is said that those born under the Elder sign are able to live and prosper under any conditions’.

Experimenting with music from the early age of eleven, this Dublin based musical poet has shared the stage with many of Ireland’s well known’s over the years- Paddy Casey, Damien Rice, Juno Falls, Juliet Turner and Damian Dempsey. He is no stranger to the press or radio as the past few years have seen ELDER grow and establish himself as an entertaining and riveting performer- not to mention a solemn musician who remains true to the very elements that preserves the original with the new. He has played in venues across the world (America and Europe) and indeed in Ireland.

Embracing the grittier side of life and paving the way with slapping grooves and roots overtones. ELDER’s theatrical story telling has likened him to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and David Bowie. (Who can argue with them comparisons). His fantastic eagerly awaited studio album NOBODY KNOWS contains catchy progressions and is every bit the way to go in etching his own space within the songs that fuse the current music scene both in Ireland and further afield.

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For all Press/Radio people: to secure your place on the guest list please email me

On behalf of Elder and Good Seed, thank you for taking the time to read this.


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Clive Barne’s is all set to release new album & gets his music to HOLLYWOOD

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Clive has gained a worldwide reputation as being one of the finest Lapslide/Regular guitarists and songwriters of the utmost quality in the duration of his musical years so far. Having released four critically acclaimed albums, this year sets the tone for yet another exciting one, as he gears up for the release of his eagerly awaited and stunning New album THE GHOST COUNTRY. (Sept 11th) It is NOW AVAILABLE in all record stores NATIONWIDE.

Clive has toured the world over in the past 7 years including an extensive US tour, playing festivals and club dates from coast to coast. He has also toured France, Germany, Italy, Holland the UK and has built a considerable and passionate following around Ireland for his apt slide guitar playing and rootsy folk-like songs- selling out many of his gig’s in some of the country’s finest venues. Clive has also recorded and toured with some of the biggest legends in music, who hold high esteem for this Irish musician and act: JEFF BECK in Vicar St (recently), Eric Bibb (as Eric’s slide guitar player 2005- 2006), Joe Cocker, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve, Joe Ely, The Flatlanders David Crosby, Dr. John, Peter Green, Garth Hudson (The Band) & Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Clive has also recorded with: Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt (on Eric Bibb’s latest album Get on Board). Such a wide array of acts mentioned above should give an insight into the calibre of Clive Barnes Music.

Clive has won numerous awards including Album of the Year in US Magazine Acoustic Guitar & Frets Magazine USA Best New Acoustic Guitarist Nominee. And has performed on RTE’s longest running TV show The Late Late Show (twice), RTE’s The View, The highly acclaimed Other Voices series.

Clive Barnes gears up for Nationwide tour.

13 Sep 8pm- The Crane, Galway,
15 Sep 8pm- The Ruby Sessions Doyles, Dublin,
16 Sep 8pm- The Pavillion, Cork ,
17 Sep 8pm- Electric Avenue, Waterford,
18 Sep 8pm-Dolans, Limerick,
20 Sep 8pm-Clonakilty Guitar Festival, Clonakilty, Cork
21 Sep 8pm- Mick Murphy’s, Ballymore Eustace, Kildare,
22 Sep
8pm- Kenny’s, Lahinch, Clare,
23 Sep 8pm-New Music Club, Brazils, Clonmel, Tipperary,
24 Sep 8pm- The Bailey, Enniscorthy,
25 Sep 8pm-Whelans, Dublin, Dublin
26 Sep 8pm- Cleeres, Kilkenny,
2 Oct 8pm- Barry’s, Grange, Sligo
3 Oct 8pm- The Passionfruit Theatre Athlone, Westmeath
8 Oct 8pm- The Lantern Backroom Sessions Navan, Meath
9 Oct 8pm- Lynch’s Tullamore, Offaly
10 Oct 8pm- Conary Community Hall, Conary, Wicklow
16 Oct 2 8pm- Drogheda Arts Centre Drogheda, Louth

If you are in the world of press/ or in radio and are reading this and would like to book Clive in for an interview or run a feature on him, please feel free to contact me at linda[at]

Clive would also like to invite you (DJ’s & Press people, bloggers etc) to come along to join him at one of his gigs near YOU. Simply RSVP back here to secure your guest pass.

To view a sample of Clive’s amazing guitar playing you can follow this link:

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Linda @ Good Seed PR

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Nell Bryden Signs deal with Cooking Vinyl

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Nell Bryden has signed a record deal! Cooking Vinyl – a well-respected UK label with a roster including the Prodigy, Billy Bragg, Ryan Adams, Blondie, and Echo and the Bunnymen – has licensed her album “What Does It Take.” The release date is Oct 12 in the British Isles; Europe and Australia are TBA.

Well done Nell Bryden

Find out more about Nell here:

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We Give you The Real McEVOY

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One of the most exciting releases of this year -ELEANOR McEVOY’s new album- a collection of her best hits taken from the Independent years, titled  ‘SINGLED OUT’.

Release date Sept 28th 2009 by MOSCD406 & it is Distributed by RMG Nationwide

Presented by MOSCO DISC, the new album from  Ireland’s highly acclaimed Eleanor McEvoy, titled  ‘Singled Out’, tells of a journeyman and modern  troubadours songbook, salubriously taking you  through a vast collection of Eleanor’s independent  singles inhabited by that unmistakable voice and that  particular way she has with love, lust (lost and found),  humour and our world. It also distinctively notes the  progression to when Eleanor moved from a band  format to a singular creation and vision of her own  music.

From a bar basement – to a winning career. We give you … the Real (21st century) McEvoy.


Why not follow Eleanor’s updates here:

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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:

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News Just in! NELL BRYDEN is BBC 2 Album of the Week!

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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:

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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 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 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!


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POP ROCK OUT FIT HOGAN & their sell out GIG!

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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.

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Congrats to Nell Bryden

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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

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!

Linda xxx

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