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Multi-Talented Lawrence Preston Is Back, With New Single ‘Something For You’

 

Lawrence Preston has returned to top form with his funk-soul roots, with brand new track ‘Something For You’.

Lawrence Preston has always been a formidable player in the funk-soul scene, with original hit ‘Driving Me Away’, which was actually one of the first songs he wrote in the early 90’s. As well as this, his previous album release, ‘And Now, Lawrence Preston’, which was released in 1997.

Lawrence first began his musical journey at an early age, where he would watch and take part of his parents gospel group ‘The Sensational Travelers’, he would then at the age of 5 years old, he would be hired to front another family group, known as the ‘Fantastic Four’. 

Throughout his professional career, he has managed to gain strengths and talents in a number of varied areas, becoming a bass player for many touring bands and artists such as Dorothy Morrison. While he had honed his craft throughout the years, he soon found himself motivated to write and record his own original material, which led to him gaining skills in being a producer, writer and performer.

Now with the release of new track, Lawrence is ready to take on the world, and restore a little bit of funk back into your day.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@law_preston

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.preston.37

 

 

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‘Mosaic’ Are Taking A Fresh Take On Youth

 

With an eclectic style, the boys in Mosaic are drawing from their youth to write songs for today.

Drawing from inspirations including ‘Bloc Party’, ‘Walk the Moon’ and ‘Arctic Monkeys’, these group of talented musicians also have remnants to the ‘Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ in groove and prowess that defines their overall charisma and charm.

Based in Guilford, these guys have been touring and playing live, with a back catalogue of originals and a mass love for all music styles and artists. Their previous releases include EP ‘For You’, which includes tracks such as “Back To Earth”, “Take Me Away” and single “Rio”. 

Drawing heavy emotion, ideas, dreams and spirit from their University days, Mosaic have managed to capture the feeling of extreme and exciting partying with their music and ultimate overview on life.

Be Sure to check them out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mosaicofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuenCiVLKdpI_cs-989bsUQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MosaicUK/
Twitter: https://twitter.com_mosaicofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mosaicofficial/
Website: https://www.mosaicofficial.co.uk

Julia Mascetti – The Rising Sun of Singer Songwriters.

Singer-songwriter. I’ll be honest, it’s not my favourite term. It immediately brings to mind a white man set on an uncomfortable chair with a brown guitar signing in a high voice. And yet, the great titans of the story-telling field – Tom Waits; Leonard Cohen; Bob Dylan; Nick Cave et all, are anything but beige. They are, however, white blokes. An alternative would be nice.

As you asked nicely, here’s an alternative who genuinely is exciting and worthy of your time. Julia Mascetti is a harpist. Are harps the new weapon of the musical bard and bardess? They’re an impressive beast for sure, always appearing as if the player is attempting to tame it like Hercules grappling with the Nemean lion. Julia even has a collection of harps, depending on the theatre of tuneful war on which she is operating. Small purple harp? Perfect for appearing on  stage with metal bands. No, really.

In Bloom, the lead track from a forthcoming EP, is the product not only of Julia’s imagination but also her environment. Having moved from the UK to Tokyo, she has become a fervent blogger and object of quite some attention in her newly adopted home. Her Japanese audiences have taken her particularly sweet (and disarming) English vocals and her golden spider webs of plucked strings very much to their hearts, language not proving to be a barrier in her dark fairytales. Indeed, for the listening public in the UK, it’s the strangeness of the Japanese culture and use of local instrumentation, not to mention the aching longing of distance and loneliness,  which subtly creeps into your brain and takes up residence. Sparce, yet densely packed, Julia’s music is a Godsend, a ray of light which takes an age-old musical form and adds utterly unique components and takes them to genuinely new places. You can keep your singer songwriters: we’re keeping this one.

Links:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/juliamascetti

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliamascetti

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuliaMascetti

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliamascetti

Website: https://tokyoharp.blog

 

Review: The Sheratons are Here Brighten Your Life with New Track ‘Better Days’.

 

From deep Yorkshire, this group of musicians are proving to everyone that being young is the best.

With the release of brand new track ‘Better Days’, the band are also on tour at the moment with a remaining 4 dates left in the tour, including  October 7th at The Exchange, Bradford, 14th – Indie Week, Manchester, 21st – The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool and finally a show at the Lending Room in Leeds on November 18th.

This a joyful, yet serious song about the idea that life isn’t as fun the older you get. For many of us this is a sad truth, but with this song, you can reminisce, get motivated to go places you’ve never been or do things you’ve never done, or if you want you can just dance to it.

It possesses all the features you’d want in a good rock indie track. Its melodic, varied and satisfies the ear, with a hooky chorus that will be stuck in your head all day.

Be sure to check these guys out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-sheratons
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHE2CawiVPUs93fkpe8TNdQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSheratons
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSheratonsUK
Website: www.the-sheratons.co.uk

MVP: Mavis Victory Project are Putting a Dark Spin on Things, For the Better

Mavis Victory Parade or MVP for short, are leading the way in the UK’s dark electronic styled indie pop, and they’re doing it no question’s asked!

Now, think of all the bands that are brothers or sisters. I bet all the artists or acts you come up with don’t have anything on MVP, whose near record breaking 4 sibling group, with the inclusion of childhood friend are ready to take their music to the masses, with the recent release of their new track ‘Don’t Go Away’. 

Comprising of Michael (Vocals), Phil (rhythm guitar), Ollie (bass), Chris (Drums) and  Robert Rosser (guitar and keyboard), this 5-piece have taken elements from all different artists to culminate in a soul shaking and bone chilling style that will make you unable to stay away. Much like a great classic horror movie, the concepts and visuals scare you, but make you curious and wanting to see more, MVP, are hard to leave alone.

Be sure to check guys out!

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mavisvictoryproject/sets/mavis-victory-project

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MavisOfficial

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mavis.official/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mavis_victory_project/

Lapp X: Melow Sounds for Everyone and Anyone

Luke Papini, a story telling-singer, is making his way to the top with this new outlook on songwriting, that could change everything.

Based in London, Luke Papini aka Lapp X, has been honing his craft and developing as a storytelling-singer. A new way to portray emotion, feeling and thoughts. Luke has recorded a number of songs and has also got a degree in music, which he studied in Liverpool.

Luke, previous to this new venture was part of a Liverpool band named ‘Wild Rossa And The ‘88’. Which he then separated from, which he refers to as ‘doing a Zayn’ and is now attempting to go solo, while finding players and new musicians along the way. With sounds intertwined from the likes of Frank Ocean and Van Morrison, however providing 70’s disco Pop styled instrumentation.

I feel that today’s mainstream music lacks lyrical emphasisLuke explains. One of Luke’s main influences are stories, one in particular which is the main source of inspiration for his new songSunny’, is Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. He has taken elements of the novel, life lessons and emotions and written them into the song.

Be sure to check the song out!

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lapp_x
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNyN8MCeeJ9RQNIa6-MQSDA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LAPPx/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lapp_x
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lapp_x/

 

 

Adonis: From Mortgage Broker to Music Bringer

 

Throughout the years, Adonis has been taking a sabbatical from the music industry, however, he’s back with brand new single ‘My Different Lover’.

Adonis was born in Buffalo, New York, but shortly moved to California where he found his love for music, performing in bands and writing music while in Junior high. Early influences include Motown, expanding over the years to progressing to playing Bass guitar, which he received at the age of 12.

After realising he wanted to study and produce records as well write and perform, he went on to study  music theory, electronic music, and sound recording at California State University at Northridge.

After learning and practising his skill and craft, he then went on years of touring with a number of different bands including  Alphonse Mouzon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Miracles, Finis Henderson, and Richard Pryor.

Adonis had met Earth, Wind, & Fire Guitarist Al McKay, who was working on new solo material, and had Adonis as one of the members. A demo was made, however no record deals came to fruition.

However Adonis had used this experience to push himself further, “Working with Al Mckay motivated me to fine tune my writing skills”.  Throughout the years has worked with musicians and has make appearances playing bass and doing backing vocals for the likes of Glenn Jones,  Finis Henderson and Garry Glenn. 

After this success, he then went into a career of business and professional investing. Taking 19 years away from music, Adonis honed his craft as a Mortgage Broker, Real Estate Investor and Investor Relations Manager in facilitating the sale of privately held stock for companies.

He is now ready for a return, with powerful, yet delicately enlightening ‘My Different Lover’ which is out on October 26th. 
ITunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/my-different-lover-single/id1287236160 

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/adonis83