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Novele – Furthest

Novele is the brainchild of 26-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Austin Fitzpatrick. From an early age, Austin was surrounded by music. His uncle, John Cale, is a founding member of Velvet Underground and his Aunt was a major label executive for
most her life. Austin’s father was also a musician and DJ and raised him on soul, R&B and Hip-Hop music.

Born in Mission Viejo and raised in Corona, Austin has a deep affinity for Southern California and its culture. Some of his earliest inspirations were California artists No Doubt, Dr. Dre and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. From there he ventured further into the Alternative and Hip-Hop realms like Run DMC, Bloc Party and Gorillaz (specifically their album Demon Days).

At age 12, Austin taught himself the drums and electric guitar and began to make his own music. He then started to play in a handful of bands and joined music programs at his junior high school. His passion for music only expanded as he entered high school. At age 14, he formed a band with his friends Kyle Harward and Jeff Riggs –
Novele.

Novele began as a garage-rock band in the Inland Empire of Southern California. In early years, the trio played countless house parties and shows in and around their hometown. This was mainly experimental music in the vein of As Tall As Lions. They then faced turbulent times due to a variety of mental health and funding issues and had to take a break from each other. Kyle and Jeff have since returned to the group, but Austin remains the principal songwriter.

During the time apart, Austin continued to grow as a musician, songwriter and producer. He began to focus more on creating hip-hop beats for rappers. However, his love for punk and pop music never left and he began to fuse the genres into one.

This is where Novele’s current sound stems from. A fusion of punk, hip-hop and pop that form a true alternative style. The songs and lyrics pull from Austin’s personal experiences and struggles with mental health and overcoming depression which encompasses the deep emotion and raw passion that fuel the music.

Now 10 years later, Novele is set to release a debut demo album on September 14th. The album contains ideas from the early band days (“After The War”, “Rubies”) as well as newer tracks that Austin composed on his own (“T.S.”, “Tears”). The album is a journey through the tempestuous yet beautiful lifespan of the band. Enjoy.

Novele
Novele is the brainchild of 26-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Austin Fitzpatrick. From an early age, Austin was surrounded by music.

Open Mic UK

   Open Mic UK

OPEN MIC UK 2018 AUDITION DATES RELEASED

Music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2018 have been announced!

Open Mic UK

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2018! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 11 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!

PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R
AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD!

It’s a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to Music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final. Judges in the past include judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as festival organisers, national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition
progresses.

SINGING COMPETITION AUDITIONS DATES ANNOUNCED
FOR OPEN MIC UK 2018

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels.
Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner
Music’s signings and Open Mic UK’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery  Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley amongst many, many more have auditioned.

OPEN MIC UK 2018 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS
Book your audition for 2018 now to secure your place… Enter here!

Sunday 26th August 2018 – Early PM – Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB

Sunday 9th September 2018 – PM – Mediacityuk, University of Salford, Plot B4, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 2HE

Saturday 15th September 2018 – Early PM – SouthBank Club (Studio), Dean Lane, Bristol, BS3 1DB

Saturday 15th September 2018 – PM – Vincent Harris Suite, Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, S1 2JA

Sunday 16th September 2018 – AM – White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BQ

Sunday 16th September 2018 – PM – 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR

Sunday 16th September 2018 – AM – The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG

Friday 21st September 2018 – Evening – Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, BH11 8NE

Saturday 22nd September 2018 – PM – Concourse 22-23, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT

Sunday 23rd September 2018 – AM – Hamptons Sports & Leisure, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH

Sunday 23rd September 2018 – PM – Britannic Suite, The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB