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Good Seed PR announce they will be the new imprint for PURE SYNC in the territory of Ireland.

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Tuesday 25th June 2013, Good Seed PR are pleased to announce they will be the new imprint for PURE SYNC in the territory of Ireland.

PURE SYNC is a forward-thinking music synchronisation agency & music publishing company. With over a decade of experience, the Pure Sync team delivers a time efficient and cost effective turn key creative music solution for Advertising Agencies (Brey Leino, BIG, M&C Saatchi, Mother, McCaan etc…) TV, Film & Gaming production companies (Endemol, Thumbs Up, Fulwell73, Metrodome, Monkey etc…), around the world. Previous clients include IKEA, ITV, AXA, ESPN, Volkswagen, BBC, Dominos Pizza, O2, Land Rover, Lexus and many more leading brands and companies.

Blending the two companies ethos “You make the music, we spread the word” and ‘Bringing Sound & Vision Together’, this union will be a most welcome deal to artists from both Ireland & Internationally. Bringing the best music to the forefront in all creative industries.

Good Seed PR & Pure Sync will provide Creatives, Directors, Producers & Editors with a ‘One Stop Shop’ for creative music searches, rights negotiation & licensing, bespoke composition, re-records & sound design, pre-cleared music & sonic branding in Ireland. Along with also providing Artists, Composers & Producers with a global platform and opportunity for their music to be placed in Films, TV, Advertising, Games & all other forms of media.

MD of Good Seed PR Linda Coogan Byrne commented “We are very much looking forward to making a real mark with Pure Sync in Ireland’s Sync market and hope to be able to continue to get Independent, well known & unknown music or bespoke composition & re records onto more and more platforms within the realm of Advertising, TV, Film and Gaming. This kind of merge has not been done before and if there was ever a right time for this to happen it is now, when our industry is ever changing and expanding. It is an exciting time”.





Linda Coogan Byrne

E: linda@goodseedpr.com

☎: 01 6813496

Mobile: +353 851659065


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John Sheahan(Colour)The documentary film John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a revealing and beautifully made portrait of a man who was an integral part of the national institution that is The Dubliners. As Barney McKenna once said, John is the ‘memory chip’, the part of the band who never forgets, ‘the mortar between the bricks’ that kept the band together.

John Sheahan was perhaps the most unlikely member of The Dubliners. His quiet nature and classical music training set him apart from his fellow group members. Now at the age of 73 he has reached a major turning point in his life. All of his friends that he once shared the band with in the early days, Luke, Ronnie, Ciarán and Barney are now sadly dead and he has finally decided to close the book on the life of The Dubliners after fifty years of recording and touring.

Sheahan is a deep thinker, a quality musician, composer and a poet with a passion for words.  At the age of 25 he was set up for life with a pensionable job as an ESB draftsman. He worked by day and played music by night. In 1964, to the dismay of his father who was a member of An Garda Síochána, he packed in the day job to go full time with The Dubliners.Image Ref. No. 2062/025

Now fifty years later it’s a new dawn for John.  He has all of the memories neatly packed away into different compartments and is ready to tell his side of The Dubliners story. John Sheahan is an eyewitness to a colourful chapter in Irish history that has formed a large part of our national identity. He has taken a road less travelled and thankfully has survived to tell the tale.

Produced by the award winning Scratch Films and directed by five time IFTA winning director Maurice Sweeney, John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a treasure trove of rare Dubliners archive some of which has never been broadcast in Ireland before and contemporary performances with Damien Dempsey, Declan O’Rourke, Charlie McGettigan, Máire Breatnach, Seán Keane and Neil Martin.

NEUA announce: ARCHIVE with guest performance by SAMPLE ANSWER Sat 20th April in The Village Dublin

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A NEUA Event Spring Concert Series 2013:
AB DEF Colour
ARCHIVE With Guest Performance by SAMPLE ANSWER & neua DJ’s

The Village Wexford Street Dublin 2 Saturday 20th April 2013

Doors from 8.00pm

Tickets €15 On-Sale Now From www.tickets.iewww.wavtickets.ie and www.ticketmaster.com

NEUA are Proud to Announce The Debut Irish Performance by London/Paris/Brighton-based collective ARCHIVE in April 2013.

The London/Paris/Brighton-based collective ARCHIVE released the epic and beautiful album ‘With Us Until You’re Dead’ in Aug last year. Produced by longtime collaborator Jerome Devoise; part-orchestral, part-electronic, part-soulful, part-progressive and wholly emotion-soaked and cinematic, the album touches tangents with Massive Attack, Radiohead, UNKLE, Secret Machines and PinkFloyd. With four dynamic singers fronting a restlessly inventive landscape constructed by Archive’s long-standing core of Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths – their live show is one not to be missed.
Archive’s dark and dramatic 1996 debut Londinium was a recognisedtrip-hop classic. Since then the band has grown steadily to the pointwhere they now sell out arenas and headline festivals throughoutEurope (including last year’s Rock En Seine festival in Paris). Talking about the new album Keeler said “As a collective we’ve always written songs that focused on social and political issues butfor this album I really wanted the songs to be more personal – lovesongs basically. But coming at the subject matter in that non-formatted Archive way.” “I grew up a massive Otis Redding fan and I wanted to bring some ofthat soulfulness to the songs, but at the same time to make themtwisted and experimental.”
See the band perform at The Village Wexford Street Dublin on Saturday 20th April 2013




Reekus Records 30 year compilation CD Perfect Gift spotlight for Christmas!

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“Too Late To Stop Now” The 30 year compilation album from ‘Reekus Records’ 1981- 2011

Ft. a rare version of Aslan’s ‘This Is’ 

“Reekus Records has been the outstanding independent label in Ireland over the past 30 years” – Hotpress

“It has proved to be not only the longest serving but also the best Irish indie label championing new artists since the early 1980s”- The Irish Times ****

Reekus Records recently celebrated their 30 years in business with this stunning flavoursome compilation that they have been threatening to piece together for some time now. With 40 tracks spanning its origins to the present and future. From the humble beginnings in the Kampus Arcadia Cork with live recordings of Nun Attax, Micro Disney, Mean Features and Urban Blitz, through to the early years with The Blades, Aslan, Big Self and others right up to the noughties; The Radio, Saville, Paul Cleary, David Hopkins, Perry Blake, Sweet Jane, and more. It has been a long and winding road with the ever-changing landscape of the music business but Reekus have stood the test of time. Consistent with their staggering level of quality acts; the label will go on and continue, but for now, let us look back retrospectively at one of the finest Irish Indie Labels of the past 3 decades.

The double album includes 20 tracks from the early years available now on cd including some unreleased Blades and Micro Disney tracks and 20 tracks from the more recent years.

The double album is available for purchase at €15.99 from the website www.reekusrecords.com and from record shops!

The Saw Doctors announce 25:25 album which spans the bands entire career.

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The Saw Doctors: 25:25 Out Nov 16th digital bundle on iTunes + Single “Music I love” 

‘25 songs over 25 years + exclusive bonus commentary from the band’

+ Dublin, Belfast and Killarney shows

Having played their biggest homecoming show this Summer to over 40,000 fans at the Galway Volvo Ocean Race, and after performing over 2,000 shows in the UK, USA and Australia, The Saw Doctors celebrate 25 years together with a new “Best Of” album of 25 very special songs. Running in a rough chronological order through the bands 25 year history, the new “Best Of” traces the band’s career from their ground-breaking debut single  N17 (recently featured in Chris O’Dowd’s TV series Moone Boy) through to last year’s chart topping smash DOWNTOWN with Petula Clark.

Along the way we revisit the infamous I USETA LOVER – Recently voted Ireland’s Favourite Number 1 in 50 years of chart history.  We drop in on the PRESENTATION BOARDERS in Tuam and we hear the story of the legendary DJ Tommy K who was forced out of the Cathedral town after defying the Bishop’s order and running a disco during Lent.

Also included is MICHAEL D. ROCKIN’ IN THE DAIL – President Higgins recently invited Davy, Leo and The Saw Doctors to Aras an Uachtarain for tea and cakes, HOWYA JULIA – a sideways glance at the antics of the Bishop of Galway who disappeared overnight after news of his twenty years affair and teenage son broke out across Ireland.  And the acapella version of RED CORTINA  –  a huge Christmas hit 20 years after it was originally written (and  40 years after the demise of the of the legendary Mark II).

As with all their albums, 25:25 is a celebration of The Saw Doctors West of Ireland heritage.  In their own words:  ‘Born into a repressed, catholic, conservative, small-town, agrarian, angst-ridden and showband infested society we’re trying to preserve the positive elements of our background and marry them to the sounds which have culturally invaded our milieu through TV, radio, 45’s, fast-food restaurants, 24 hour petrol stations and electric blankets’

The Saw Doctors 25:25 Track Listing

1.         Downtown ft. Petula Clark

2.         Red Cortina (Acapella 2010)

3.         I Hope You Meet Again (2012)

4.         N17

5.         Tommy K

6.         Friday Town

7.         Me Heart is Livin’ in the Sixties Still

8.         Takin’ The Train

9.         Galway and Mayo

10.       Presentation Boarder

11.       I’ll Be On My Way (Live)

12.       Goodbye Again

13.       Wake Up Sleeping

14.       Music I Love (2012 Remix)

15.       Villains

16.       Chips

17.       Bless Me Father

18.       Out For A Smoke

19.       Share The Darkness

20.       Mercy Gates

21.       You Got Me On The Run

22.       Michael D. Rocking in the Dail

23.       Howya Julia

24.       Hazard

25.       I Useta Lover (Live)

Irish Dates November/December

The Saw Doctors will play Belfast Mandela Hall on November 23 and Dublin’s Olympia on November 24.  Over Christmas The Saw Doctors will play Portlaoise on December 27 and a New Year’s Eve show in Killarney’s INEC on December 31.

For the Belfast and Dublin shows, The Saw Doctors will feature new backing vocalist, Lindsey Cleary.  The band first met Lindsey in the studio while working with Petula Clark and her vocals just clicked with Davy’s.  Says Leo Moran: ‘Having Lindsey on board will add a completely new dynamic to the shows, allow us to do a bunch of different songs that we haven’t played live before and really showcase the harmonies between Davy and  Lindsey’. 

Links: www.sawdoctors.com / www.facebook.com/sawdoctors

Nationwide to feature GiftedLive.com on tomorrows (Oct 17th) show at 7pm on Rte 1

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If you are at the TV tomorrow evening Oct 17th The TV Show ‘Nationwide’ on Rte 1 television will be doing a special preview feature on Gifted Live. It will air from 7pm. And trust us, you will like!! http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/nationwide.html

Please see some recent videos from Gifted Lives Performances earlier this month:

The Original Rudeboys:

Adela and & the Meanits:

Mojo Fury:

Silhouette and Paul Walsh:

The Red Velvetines:

Pyramid Hill announce Free Gig at the Academy 2 on 18th of October 2012!

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Pyramid Hill

– Debut EP ‘‘Just Get On’’ out on iTunes Fri Oct 19th Free Gig at the Academy 2 on 18th of October 2012

Dublin RnB outfit ‘Pyramid Hill’ will launch their “Just Get On” EP with a free gig at the Academy 2 venue on Abbey Street, Dublin on the 18th of October 2012. Inspired by a plethora of genres and artists, from blues rock all the way to hip-hop, Pyramid Hill have formed a powerful and cohesive sound categorised by big hooky guitar riffs and backed up by groovy, driving rhythms.

Recorded at the iconic Westland Studios, “Just Get On” was produced and mixed by Lance Hogan (U2, Kila, Sinead O’Connor, Republic of Loose) and mastered by the renowned Don Grossinger (Missy Elliot, Cypress Hill, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Ghostface Killah, and Def Jam Records). The band have compiled a four track EP brimming with emotional content and stinging political rhetoric.

The brainchild of songwriter Eoghan “Oggan Ryan”, the band was formed in 2009 as part of the Ballyfermot College of Further Education’s Contemporary Music Performance course. In such time, the sextet have formed a unique and instantly recognisable sound by traversing genre borders and fusing elements of rock, hip-hop, soul and pop music. The band have garnered a powerful word of mouth endorsement from delivering exciting and energetic live shows; enthralling audiences with songs detailing poignant personal experiences to scathing political statements.

Lance Hogan, acclaimed music producer, said: ‘There is nothing in Ireland that sounds like this. I was immediately attracted by the band’s unique and refreshing sound”.

Pyramid Hill’s “Just Get On” EP will be available to purchase from Tower Records and for download from all good download stores from October 19th 2012.

 www.pyramidhillmusic.com / www.facebook.com/pyramid.hill

www.breakingtunes.com/pyramidhill / Twitter: @pyramidhillrock

Mark Black & The Trips announce tour dates a+ new single.

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mark black and the trips

Single: Leave Without A Trace + bonus track: Try Out on iTunes Nov 9th

Mark Black & the Trips are led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Black and also features Brendan McGlynn on bass and Seamus Devenny on drums and percussion. Mark Black’s musical credentials include two self-produced studio albums, a double live album and concert DVD featuring the 13 piece big band “The Roots Orchestra”.

‘Leave Without A Trace’, the second single from the album ‘Ghosts In The Fire’ features the power rock trio doing what they do best, with big drums, big guitars and powerful vocal harmonies.  Mixed by Tommy McLaughlin from the Villagers and the video features epic big wave surfing scenes from the West Coast of Ireland.

No strangers to the gigging circuit Mark Black & The Tips have performed at Glastonbury Festival, Sea Sessions, Earagail Arts Festival, Enniskillen Arts Festival and have supported fellow luminaries such as Alabama 3, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Hot House Flowers, Jerry Fish, Brian Kennedy, Duke Special, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford from Squeeze.

They have just announced a November National wide tour with dates listed below.


Fri 2 Nov – Roddens, Buncrana

Fri 9 nov – Boyles, slane (mark solo

Sat 10 Nov – Oyster Bar, Dunfanaghy

Thur 22 Nov – Whelans (Upstairs) with support Colour//Sound

Fri 23 Nov – Greenroom Live, Letterkenny w/ support

Sat 24 nov – cosy corner, Gulladuff, co Derry

Sat 1 Dec  – Mullarkeys Bar, Clifden

Sun 2 Dec – Crane Lane Theatre, Cork