Category Archives: Soundcloud

Roger Rudenstein: Life, Love, Compositions and Political Satire.

Roger Rudenstein, Composer and classical writer, has his sights set on breaking through to European audiences. But what is he trying to say?

Based in New Hampshire in New England USA, Roger has managed to accomplish a long list of accolades, through his work in classical operatic pieces. His past work has consisted of politically driven, relevant and hauntingly comedic stage shows like ‘Full length’, ‘The Devil and George Bush’ and ‘Ulysses‘ (based on James Joyce’s novel).

He has a number of Musicals, Operas and compositions he has put his hand to, but his politically focused pieces have gained much traction, such as an article in the New York Times and over 100,000 streams on Souncloud. It is easy to see why, other than the compositions being beautiful and elegant, yet possessing a serious and thrilling, the bold and truthful messages behind the pieces speak for a large number of people, especially with the recent ‘Donald Trump’ inspired ‘Hail to the Thief’. 

Roger had studied music, and learned with Chinese-American composer ‘Soong Fu-Yuan’ and ‘Walter Hilse’, a Composer from New York City. A lot of his work show his reflection or outlook on life, love and our precarious day and age.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Roger-Rudenstein-754779384708156

Website: https://www.rogerrudensteinmusic.com/

Soundcloud:

 

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Pallab Sarker-From Ministerial advisor to Music writer

Pallab Sarker, born in Bangladesh, and raised in Peterborough, has kept true to his heritage and has had music as part of his life at an early age. Pallab has now pushed his new solo-acoustic career to new heights, with new single ‘Not Gonna Fall in Love with You’, as well as brand new album ‘Grey Day’.

Not Gonna Fall in Love with You-music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRw_MEnQV9E

However, this was not always set in sight for the singer-songwriter. Pallab was the former Ministerial press advisor, communicating and assisting to the Ministers as well as VIP’S, which meant a very special experience with his holiness Pope Francis. In this interaction, Pope Francis personally blessed Pallab with rosemary beads as a gift to his Italian in-laws, and moment he will “Never forget”.

To understand where his sweet, melodic yet pulsating music style came from, you must first know what has led up to the launch of his solo exploration.

His parents decided to immigrate to England after escaping the Bangladeshi war for independence in the 70’s, where they moved to Peterborough. It was there were this future song-bird would grow up and get involved in music. However bigger sights and sounds were calling, so off to London he went. Pallab decided to relocate to London in his early twenties. It was here that he had been thrown into the whirlwind of the Brit Pop scene, which he then formed a band called, ‘ICON’, who gigged constantly and were strong contributors to the lively scene.

Now living in Walthamstow, Pallab has gained knowledge and experience from around the world, but uses the vibrant and culturally diverse art scene of South London as main inspiration for his music. You can see it clearly as the main focal point for his most recent single ‘Morning in Brixton’, and now has a new single out called ‘Not Gonna Fall in Love with You’.

Pallab Sarker Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-135003185/morning-in-brixton

‘The Station’-Pallab Sarker:

Pallab Sarker Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pallabsarkermusic/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

Pallab Sarker Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pallabsmusichttps://soundcloud.com/user-135003185

Pallab Sarker Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/3bZN8CTCZWu6U6fabqnHpR?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Pallab Sarker YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdvQM0GOGAT-GYjJvVwVXQQ

Pallab Sarker Website: https://pallabsarker.com/about 

Humor ready to release ‘TLC’

pic1UK music is at a good place right now, and it will be in an even better place when this artist breaks out of Nottingham and bursts onto the scene with his latest single ‘TLC’.

 

 

Humor’s hip hop heroes include the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J Cole, also taking inspiration from grime greats like Kano, Ghetts and Skepta. Starting out freestyling with friends, he has since developed his own formidable style merging speedy flows and vivid lyricism.

 

His beats meanwhile draw from a diverse palette of grime hip-hop, deep/tech house, electronica and 90s R&B. Inspired to produce his own instrumentals after struggling to afford decent beats, he has since honed his craft into a creative and polished sound.

Get To Know – Karmilla

  1. How did you get your initial start in music?

I had some guitar lessons when I was 11 and learnt a few of my favourite songs and was hooked from that point onwards!

 

  1. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

Playing your own music is cool. To play live in as many places possible in front of anyone possible is great. If I can manage that in countries across the world that could be cool.

 

  1. How long have you been writing your own music?

When I was s kid I wrote songs, they were terrible!!! but they helped me express whatever it was I was thinking about at the time, which was cool. After co-writing  in bands through collage and stuff I began to seriously write my own tunes. Some of them even made it on the album, I’m always writing.

 

  1. Who are your top three influences and why?

This is hard!! When I really started to find my singing voice I listened to a lot of Paul Rodgers. Also Janus Joplin, she was an incredible woman as well as having an awesome voice. As far as song writers go I have listened to a lot of Bruce Springsteen over the last few years. He’s a man who can tell a story or two! And the music is so well crafted and ‘full’ it’s great.

 

  1. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

‘Leave Me To Me’ is the first  single off the debut album ‘Early Workings Of An Open Mind’

  1. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

Karmilla is based in Reading UK. There is a cool music scene there, and with the Festival taking over once a year, the town gets really busy. There are a few cool ‘music’ venues. All the pubs play live music too which is cool.

 

  1. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

‘Third Lung’ are a rock band who can pack a punch! Defiantly a credible band to look out for.

 

  1. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

Everything you need is on the website

www.karmillamusic.co.uk

Get to know: Stan Gemes

  1. How did you get your initial start in music?

By 2 accidents in my life. 10 years ago I have visited Bengalure (India ) with official delegation for educational conference . During that conference we have travelled through the jungle . While there we met with a local tribe that have travelled 15 miles to ask for some sweets and sugar . This tribe apparently was not lured or  influenced by civilization for last 5000 years or so. Before asking for sweets they decided to perform a fire dance and songs ceremony. Our minds were crashed and we got crazy while they were performing their  natural movements and sounds. I started to recognize music from all corners of the world – Gypsy , irish , Russian , Turk , Chinese , jazz, African … It was a cultural shock really for me. I thought “this is really the source of music”  It changed me a lot .

Another case was 7 years ago when I met with a saint from India who has asked me how I was living and doing in my life. I said “ well, sun is shining, birds are singing, children are smiling – I do enjoy my life.” He looked at me with his childish and naughty eyes and said “Why don’t you sing about it?”. I was laughing because it was not part of any plan in my life. He simply smiled and left ….After a few months a huge wave of music ideas, chords, lyrics started to flow through me 24 hours a day. I could not help but make music which I called “Call of Ancient Love “

  1. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

Make 5 albums with 60+ tracks , I want to have  20 million people fans world wide

I want my people and friends simply celebrate their life with  my music. I want people to wake up an realise there is no problems in the world , its just adventure !

  1. How long have you been writing your own music?

6 years

  1. Who are your top three influences and why?

Queen

U2

Coldplay

They all have energy, a catchy melody, and a true message.

  1. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

It is a great pleasure for me to share my life experience in my first album on itunes and on Google play “Call of Ancient Love “ where  everybody can find natural joy with each rhythm of breath in and smooth peace with each breath out . My fans are simply letting go of their worries and regrets while diving into my first album trip.

And those who want to jump and dance you are welcome to download my 14 remixes on the same tracks that I released on June  9th 2016 are on Itunes as well .

  1. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

My team and myself are based in Moscow , though we loved to travel with our show in different places worldwide from Mongolia sport arena to FIFA HQ in Zurich , from Berlin Olympic stadium to Usadba Jazz Festival in Moscow. My favourite venue – is any big stadium!

  1. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?Sati Kazanova

 

Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

You are welcome to download my music on Itunes, Soundcloud or from my site stangemes.com.

LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES to make UK live show debut in May 2015 / Set to release brand new single ‘Sweet Disorder’ and b-side ‘Stars’ on July 24th

Following last year’s breakthrough, Sub Pop debut ‘Dereconstructed’, LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES can now finally announce their very first set of UK shows, as well as a brand new single ‘Sweet Disorder’, set for release on July 24th.

Listen to the new single here  

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Full set of UK dates are: May 06 – Broadcast, Glasgow, United Kingdom May 07 – The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom May 08 – Puzzle Hall, Halifax, United Kingdom – FREE SHOW May 09 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, United Kingdom May 10th Rough Trade Nottingham, free in-store, 5PM  May 11 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – FREE SHOW May 12 – The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom May 13 – London Oslo, London, United Kingdom May 15 – The Great Escape, Brighton, United Kingdom

From LEE on finally making it to the UK: ‘I think it’s safe to say that, since we were kids, we’ve all wanted to play shows in the U.K. The British bands that have informed our music are innumerable, and being able to play in the towns that shaped so many of those bands is exciting. Typically, when we’re on tour at home, I like to play DJ, and put on indigenous jams: Dead Boys in Cleveland; J.J. Cale in Oklahoma; Rites of Spring in D.C. Personally, I can’t wait to drive around blaring Teenage Fanclub and PAWS in Scotland, Joy Division and Buzzcocks and Oasis in the North, and the Jam and the Stones and Fat White Family in London. We are all, needless to say, stoked about the castles, as well.’

“Sweet Disorder!” was produced by Tim Kerr, cut by Jeremy Ferguson, mixed by Lee and Jeremy — all at Battletapes in Nashville, TN, with b-side “Stars” being recorded by Lee on Lee’s phone in Atlanta, GA. Shined up by Jeremy at Battletapes.

From LEE on the new single: ‘The song “Sweet Disorder!” is about disrupting systems that have proven to fall short of, if not completely undermine, their purported missions (e.g., criminal justice, mental health, the church, language) for the sake of realigning them with those missions. The song developed out of months spent revisiting the Objectivist poets, binging on early Clash albums, and observing the Atlanta actions surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other unarmed people of color. The song is the first completed work in a group of songs, tentatively titled Juvenile Detention, aimed at investigating questions of socialization, youth, identity, law, privilege, religion, culture, place, causality and memory.’

AND the b-sde ‘Stars’: ‘The song “Stars” was originally performed by the Birmingham band Primitons, and was released on their self-titled, Mitch Easter-produced 1982 masterpiece EP. The song is a result of the powerful songwriting team of non-performing lyricist Stephanie Truelove Wright and singer/tunesmith Mats Roden — an original pillar of our city’s punk/independent scene, a pioneering openly gay hometown musician, a gentle, self-deprecating soul, and a brilliant songwriter and bandleader who managed to craft melodies out of whimsy and nostalgia, sweetness and fire, sophistication and trash in such a way that could only have taken shape on the Southside of Birmingham. Mats passed away in 2014, and this record is dedicated to his memory and to his songs.’