Artists Profiles

  • Interview with Gordon Giltrap (MBE)’s protegee, Carrie Martin 2019, Aug 27thInterview with Gordon Giltrap (MBE)'s protegee, Carrie Martin
    Born in Hull, Carrie developed something of a local reputation while still in her teens, as an acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter. She fronted bands in the 90s before casting her music aside in order to raise her children. Her guitar went untouched for some two decades (!) until a chance meeting with guitar virtuoso Gordon Giltrap, ...
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  • An Interview with music-loving duo Red Sky 2019, Aug 13thAn Interview with music-loving duo Red Sky
    Red Sky are the atmospheric mellow blend of Paul Russam’s sensitive and crafty guitar playing and Samantha Briggs’ beautiful vocals. Their music is like a call of nature, taking you back in its different incarnations to what is simple and peaceful. Based in East Yorkshire, UK,  the duo began writing songs together in 2014. Their ...
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  • The Peculiar Genius of Paul Pedana 2019, Apr 02ndThe Peculiar Genius of Paul Pedana
    Every track Paul Pedana produces resolves itself into a story. The story begins with the songs, the raw material through which he channels emotion, autobiographical experience and philosophical journeys. The songs cohere into a universe. Authentic – is the most accurate word to describe Pedana. In every sound you hear the beat of real life. ...
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  • Blue Midnight: The Dream Metal Band 2019, Feb 08thBlue Midnight: The Dream Metal Band
    Blue Midnight is the outlier in today’s world. The band’s creative blends of music choices—surprises and twists from song to song is going to be a trademark for their career.  There are few artists who naturally combine the classical symphony orchestra along with grungy rock sounds of the 90s, emotions and ideas with a voice ...
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  • FUZETA – Part 1: Sound, Unlimited 2017, Oct 21stFUZETA - Part 1: Sound, Unlimited
    This article retraces, via captain logs, the encounter of French band Fuzeta by ZeBoss aka as the founder of Radio Kaos Caribou #RKC who sums up the experience as: ‘Where the incredible sonic trip of your ears, heart, soul, or simply of you begins, leading to the country of the quasi automatic eargasm.’ ZeBoSS’s Logbook in the ...
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  • Re-Introducing Valentino Mitaj 2017, Sep 22ndRe-Introducing Valentino Mitaj
    A household name in his native country, Valentino Mitaj is already a bona fide pop star. In fact, the music he makes is best identified as “popular music” in native Albania, a genre which features traditional folk beats & instruments, set to an updated contemporary tempo. Now based in Detroit & LA, Valentino is looking ...
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  • Sonja Marie: And I gave my love to you 2015, Apr 26thSonja Marie: And I gave my love to you
    Sonja Marie: Artist Profile It is so easy to forget people when they are not in your face all the time> Yet, again, maybe some singer songwriters need to be in your face to be noticed. Sonja Marie lets her music do the talking. Better known for her soulful contribution to the acclaimed “Waiting to Exhale” original ...
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  • Let yourself go with the sounds of Coco Mbassi 2014, Dec 20thLet yourself go with the sounds of Coco Mbassi
    Coco Mbassi rightly describes her music as a « tree with deep African roots and branches that extend some towards classical music, some towards soul, gospel and jazz, and others towards Latin music and even pop music ». Now, discover this acoustic blend in her soulful voice, her Cameroonian roots, her ecclectic musical upbringing (from ...
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  • Coucou, here is Charlotte Dipanda 2014, Nov 05thCoucou, here is Charlotte Dipanda
    Already a familiar voice in the music scene, Charlotte Dipanda has accompanied the greatest musicians live and in studio including international legend Manu Dibango, Malian griotte Rokia Traore, Congolese star Papa Wemba and French star Axelle Red. She takes her vocals to the next step when she goes solo in 2008 with her debut album Mispa followed 2 years later ...
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  • Krista Detor shares the contents of her red velvet box 2014, Oct 19thKrista Detor shares the contents of her red velvet box
    Put some laid-back tones into Americana/Country, throw touches of Jazz and Fusion elements here and there. Please don’t shake and don’t stir. Let it just marinate. You will end up with the voice and melodies of Krista Detor, of the music that slows down the human race and help you exhale the toxicity of life that humans ...
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  • Korean singer Youn Sun Nah breathes some fresh air into Jazz 2014, Oct 11thKorean singer Youn Sun Nah breathes some fresh air into Jazz
    She might be from Korea, but her voice reaches beyond her shores with a virtuosity rooted in her ability to seamlessly blend genres.  She plays with it on each wave of music, with a blend of accents that root in Korean Folk and Western opera and grows into a folk beyond her own shores, including French chanson and jazzing up all ...
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  • Paul Fogarty finds his own way home 2014, Oct 06thPaul Fogarty finds his own way home
    With topical songs à la John Lennon meets Bob Marley, the softness of Paul Simon at the tip of his tongue and fingers, the Americana/Country meets Folk troubadour Paul Fogarty is one of the most understated yet deeply expressive musicians out there. Once you have wallowed into the ever growing musical legacy of Australia-born Germany-based Fogarty, it ...
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  • Korlan, a Polar Star 2014, Oct 01stKorlan, a Polar Star
    Sherlock Holmes always looks annoyed when the world around him seems complacent at the obviousness of the plot once he has unravelled it. It can somehow be debilitating that genius is late if at all recognised especially when it has the unique ability to express enigmas as if they were mere day-to-day events. It is however ...
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  • Bella Bellow: A voice that marked a generation 2014, Sep 10thBella Bellow: A voice that marked a generation
    She might not technically write her own music but her voices has lifted and enhanced so many a song that it feels like her stamp has crafted them. She might not have been around for a long time, what with leaving us at only 27, but those who have encountered her voice know that her short passage ...
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  • Yael Naim, New Soul 2014, Jan 23rdYael Naim, New Soul
    Yael Naiem is more than just the Israeli-singer-songwriter and pianist of Jewish Tunisian descent who provided the soundtrack (‘New Soul’ for the Apple MacBook Air advertising in 2008 which propelled her in the US top 10, a first for any Israeli music artist. Her apparently voluntarily husked voice has lent itself to beautiful covers and some ...
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  • Camille, the voice that frees her inner child 2013, Dec 05thCamille, the voice that frees her inner child
    Camille… a spirit of freedom that resounds in a voice that just lets go of all inhibition, still in a faultless vocal performance. She does these in French and English, and in as many musical onomatopoeias and voice registers as the song inspires, from acapella to ‘fully’ accompanied by a vocal choir of harmonies or musical instruments. ...
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  • Fiona Apple, The Extraordinary Machine 2013, Nov 01stFiona Apple, The Extraordinary Machine
      Fiona Apple writes, composes and performs her personal songs with alternative rock and decadent jazz accents as well as world-inspired tones. She has a way with words that betrays her heartfelt and honest lyrics to their core. She sings of how she feels and this is literal music integrity: there is nothing in a Fiona ...
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