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NELL BRYDEN- DUBLIN GIG MONDAY MAY 31ST- CRAWDADDY + Live session in TODAY FM May 18th!

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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?

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.

Nell Bryden will be performing a DUBLIN show in CRAWDADDY on Monday 31st May 2010. Tickets are priced at €12.

You can catch Nell Live with Ian Dempsey in TODAY for an in Studio session on May 18th to celebrate her new single TONIGHT.

It Shall be epic.

For guest passes please drop Linda an email

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NEWS*** Brendan Perry’s new album & Electric Picnic slot.

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Brendan Perry

New album ‘ARK’ – 4th June

Babylon ~ The Bogus Man ~ Wintersun ~ Utopia ~ Inferno ~ This Boy ~ The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea ~ Crescent

Brendan Perry releases his second solo album, ‘Ark’, on Friday 4th June. As one half of Dead Can Dance for nearly three decades, Brendan’s music has been heard by fans around the world and Dead Can Dance remain the biggest selling artists to ever grace 4AD.

Recorded in his own studio in Ireland, ‘Ark’ is a truly solo album, Brendan playing every instrument, writing all the lyrics and being the sole creative force across the eight tracks. All of the instrumentation on ‘Ark’ is derived from samples and synthesisers and, in its creators own words, is predicated on a theory of creating a neutral electronic soundscape which would in turn mirror a world that is becoming increasingly more dependent upon machines to perform tasks for us’. In its range of influences, the album encompasses music from all four corners of the globe to create a global soundtrack for global themes.

Whilst ‘Ark’ is not a concept album in the original sense of the term, it combines themes which run throughout its eight tracks. The lyrics of opener ‘Babylon’ focus on the current conflicts within the Middle East and combine with ‘The Bogus Man’ and ‘This Boy’ to put a human face on those charged with waging war on behalf of politicians. Concurrently with the investigations of conflict and political corruption are considerations of the detrimental effects of human behavior on the natural world and the alienation caused by an increasingly machine driven world.

Whilst such dystopian themes could be seen to make for a very bleak experience, ‘Ark’ is shot through with an emotional warmth and a belief in the redemptive power of humanity from which the album title is derived, ‘Ark’ being not just the refuge of the world but a starting point for a better society and a more organic way of life. To accompany ‘Ark’, Brendan will play selected shows in the UK & Ireland, details to follow soon.

www.cookingvinyl.com / www.brendanperry.com

Irish Dates:

26 May 2010            20:00 Tripod , Dublin

27 May 2010            20:00 The Pavilion,            Cork

28 May 2010            20:00 Roisin Dubh, Galway

5 Sep 2010            20:00 The Electric Picnic, Laois,

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New Singles this month from Ocean Colour Scene/ The Frank & Walters and Gavin Glass

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Three terrific bands,

Three terrific releases,

and some new songs to hum-a-dy-hum to for life (O:

THE FRANK AND WALTERS

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

Gavin Glass
Releases his new singleJust 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. 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.

Tour Dates to be announced soon. Listen to the single + B-Side here:

Ocean Colour Scene

New Single SATURDAY (taken from album Saturday Out now (Cooking Vinyl) ) out April 26th- Now on RTE playlist and radio nationwide!!

OCS will be celebrating their 21st anniversary next year, have clocked up an impressive eleven Top 20 singles and five Top 10 albums during their illustrious career. Saturday, their ninth studio album, was recorded over six weeks last summer at the iconic Rockfield studios in South Wales with producer Gavin Monaghan (Editors/ the Twang), and finds them as vibrantly tuneful as they’ve ever been. OCS are renowned for their live performances, and stole the show at this year’s V, where they were named ‘Band Of The Festival’ by BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio.

For all radio/press/online Interview requests: linda@goodseedpr.com

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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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