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The Limited – Time

The Limited are Aled Williams, Josh Iszard, Jack Howell, Matt Featherstone & Jack Byrne. With 3/5 of the band from Cardiff, South Wales & 2/5 of the band coming from Devon, they came together and formed in London, aiming to make waves across the world whilst representing various parts of the UK.

This self-produced new age electro funk pop five piece have been cementing their sound all around the UK for the past few years.
Inspired by artists like Stereophonics, Prince & Fleetwood Mac, they find a unique style which separates them as ‘not just another pop band.

In the previous 3 years they’ve supported bands such as Pierce Brothers, Alt-J, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & The Sugar Hill Gang in venues such as The Scala, The 229, the o2 Academy Islington & Cardiff Swalec Stadium. They’ve also done various Headline shows at venues across the country. They have created a strong and consistent online presence with over 100,000 views on there YouTube channel and a growing Facebook page.

The Limited aim to create a bigger fan base on all of their social media platforms and hopefully tour the country by the end of 2019 and also aiming to be played on national radio and gain attention from mainstream media.

The Limited are currently working on their 4th EP ‘TIME’ at their own studio and aim to have it out by the end of the year. Their discography consists of “Pseudoscience” (2015) “Small Talk” (2017) “Money” (June 2018) which is on all media platforms.

“The name may sound like any other popular boy band, but in their latest EP Pseudoscience, The Limited prove to the musical world that the pop genre label does not have to limit musicality.” (James Martin – wordpress.com)

“The Limited are a band with incredible musicality for their early stages as a pop band. My only hopes for this band are that their would be further strides towards consolidating their unique vibe, and that they would continue to not conform to the pretenses of the popular music stereotype.” (wordpress.com)

Will be performing their new EP ‘TIME’ live at The Courtyard Theatre, Old Street.

Naah – Touch

After her debut-single with over 1M streams and the current single Pathetic released with Ninajirachi (premiered on Tripple J and supported by JAY-Z’s mgmt), Naah today is back with her new smashing single Touch !

Naah is one of the latest shooting stars over the
Stockholm-sky and is definitely one to keep your eye on.
With roots in indie-pop, the 21 year old independent songwriter and
artist now release her second single Sippin, which is
something you haven’t heard in pop-music before. She takes
her experience from band-jamming and translates it to
electronic-music and the result gets stunning!
With an ironic tone to riches, new-thinking groovy beats and
playful melodies, she puts her own stamp on music and
delivers a single that can be measured with the world stars.
It’s not electro. It’s not R&B. It’s not pop.

“Sippin’ is the second single from Stockholm based songwriter NAAH.  It’s an effervescent electronic alt-pop number with rhythmic synth-work, crisp percussion and outstanding melody writing. It is clear that she is talented beyond her years, at only 21 she is creating well crafted synth-pop with clear appeal – her debut single ‘Worth It’ picked up some serious love across the blogosphere and shot its way to ~500,000 streams on Spotify. This new one is sure to find its way into your Spotify playlists and should see the young talent emerge as a serious contender this year”. ‘Purple Melon

Suzi Island – Show Me The Way

Suzi Island

Suzi Island, a duo from Brighton release their debut single produced and mixed by Pete Robertson of the Vaccines. It’s a driving, bass-heavy anthem and the first single from the alternative guitar band. It follows on from their packed-out debut show at The Green Door Store in January.

Following in the footsteps of Royal Blood, British Sea Power and most recently the likes of Yonaka & Dream Wife, Suzi Island are the latest band to form in the breezy seaside town of Brighton, England. Despite being only 19 yrs old, playing music is nothing new for Hugh
Reilly-Smith and Matthew Carter.

Suzi Island represents childhood friendship and a move away from home to Brighton, to study music. The two 19 year olds grew up together in Andover, playing in bands all their teenage lives. That was the journey and Suzi Island has always been the destination.

They are joined on stage by Carlie Randall-Smith and Harvey Norman, and alongside playing the music, they all live together too. With lyrics based on the ‘Real Life’, (the title of one of their future singles) they manage to capture the inspiration within their daily lives. This is what they are about: Living life, finding your way, discovery and fun.

Currently working on more music with Pete of The Vaccines fame, and Larry Hibbit who has worked on breakthrough records from Nothing But Thieves and Sundara Karma. They have a packed 2018 with several more singles due before the years out and
numerous live dates.

CONFIRMED LIVE DATES
London – 8th March / Old Blue Last w Fears Chella
London – 22nd March / Gibson Studio w Stereo Honey

Suzi Island
Suzi Island, a duo from Brighton release their debut single produced and mixed by Pete Robertson of the Vaccines. It’s a driving, bass-heavy anthem and the first single from the alternative guitar band. It follows on from their packed-out debut show at The Green Door Store in January.


“Pop trio Suzi Island (Hugh Reilly-Smith, Matthew Carter and Carlie Randall) share the first of five new tracks for 2019 with Halo—a righteously ripped synth riff driven sound-speculator with passionate vocals that you can check out above. A 2nd track is legit a week or so away. Listen above and love!” (Music For The Soul)

Tiger and Frame – Novocain

Tiger and Frame

Tiger and Frame is an Indie rock outfit from grand rapids, formed in late 2016 (under the name David Stout). They released their first ep “puzzles” in January 2017 which was featured on iTunes alternative hot ep’s and singles page.

A music video for their lead single called ‘Novocain’ which was filmed with the grand rapids ballet and featured in Artprize 2017. After the release of ‘Puzzles’ they began touring the Midwest religiously, growing their following and establishing credibility in their market.

In the January ’18 issue of Revue Magazine they were named one of the top bands to watch in 2018. They are currently in the studio finalizing a few new releases that are set to release this year (2018).Mechanic Tiger and Frames new single is set to release march 23, and pre orders are available march 11.

Tiger and Frame
Tiger and frame is an Indie rock outfit from grand rapids, mi formed in late 2016 (under the name David Stout). They released their first ep “puzzles” in January 2017 which was featured on iTunes alternative hot ep’s and singles page.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tigerandframe

Music Producer Earl Cohen

Earl Cohen

Earl Cohen has worked with a veritable “who’s who” of today’s top super stars. His credits include: Pink, Lady GaGa, Whitney Houston, International Super Star Valeriya , Tina Turner, Kelly Rowland, Usher, Destiny’s Child, Anita Baker, Joe, Will Smith, Jessica Simpson, Cyndi Lauper, Nelly, Michael Bolton, George Benson etc. His credits appeared on more than 100 million records worldwide. He has earned several multi platinum/gold awards and Grammy Awards for: Lady Gaga, Anita Baker ,and the legendary Temptations.

Earl Cohen’s story begins in 1973, where upon graduating he began mixing live rock bands in his native Connecticut and touring all over New England. Even at an early age, his musical tastes were expansive. From British Rock to Motown, he was influenced by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye, etc. These musical influences helped to shape and define his listening spectrum.

Cohen went on to study audio engineering at The Recording Workshop in 1980. Upon graduating, he worked at Jhana Sound Studios in Connecticut which led him to work with Michael Bolton, Cyndi Lauper, and Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals a/k/a The Young Rascals). While working on the top ten hit “Tragedy” with Jeff Cannata’s Arc Angel, Cohen also worked on the #1 dance smash hit “Avenue B” for The Major Thinkers with producer Ron Bacchiocchi . He continued to mix live shows throughout the early 80’s with various rock groups.

In the late 80’s, Cohen received a call from producer Kashif to work with R&B singer Johnny Kemp. The project lasted six months resulting in Kemp’s gold single and #1 hit “Just Got Paid“, which remained at the top of the dance charts for eight consecutive weeks. This was Cohen’s first gold single and #1 smash hit. Subsequently, many other R&B producers began calling on him.

Shortly thereafter, he scored another R&B #1 hit “My First Love” with David and Wayne Lewis. While working with them on their LP for the following two years, Cohen scored yet another top ten hit with George Benson’s “Let’s Do It Again“. At that time, he was introduced to producer Barry Eastmond. He worked with Barry for the next six years recording and mixing various artists resulting in many top ten hit records for the likes of Jeffrey Osbourne, Freddy Jackson, Keith Washington, Siedah Garrett, and a Grammy Award for Anita Baker’s “I Apologize“.

Earl Cohen then met producer Joshua Thompson leading him to mix what would become Joe’s smash hit “All The Things Your Man Won’t Do” which became a platinum single and #1 airplay for 1996. He went on to win a Best Engineered LP Grammy Award for his work on “Ear-Resistable” for the legendary Temptations. Earl Cohen recorded and mixed records for Usher, Tina Turner, and Olivia’s top ten hit “Bizzounce”. Around this time, he was asked to work with producer Kenny Smooth which lead him to work with Pink when she was in the group LaChoice, and then had a top ten single “That Other Woman” with Changing Faces produced by Joe.

He then went on to work with the Australian group Kaylan landing yet another gold single and top ten hit “Rock Me All Night”. During that time period, producer Brian Ressler asked Earl Cohen to mix Nelly’s smash hit “Hot In Herre”. Cohen later teamed up with producer Rob Fusari to record Destiny Child’s smash #1 hit “Bootylicious”, and additional engineering for Whitney Houston’s #1 dance hit “Love That Man”. The duo went on to work with Will Smith, O Town, Kelly Rowland, Jessica Simpson and international Russian superstar Valeriya.

Then came an artist named Stefani in 2006, who would later be known to the world as Lady Gaga. Cohen spent next two years, recording and mixing over 30+ tracks for Lady Gaga which earned him a 8 time multi platinum award and a Grammy Award for “The Fame” record.

Earl Cohen mixed a track for actress/singer Cierra Ramirez from Lionsgate Film “Girl In Progress” with producers Calvin Gaines and Timothy Temper. Cohen is currently working with Producer Chris Paultre on a tv show for PBS. Produced over 16 songs for Celeste Buckinghams Ep- Had a #1 single at Radio Disney with “Unpredictable” and landed “Gods Of War” on the Gods Of Egypt soundtrack. Also to add to Celeste’s single  list “ Hello and Loving You”

Recorded and mixed Raquel Castro’s single “Young and Dumb” she was the little girl in the film ‘Jersey Girl’

Produced,recorded and mixed: Brian McKnight single “Forever”

Watch for new singles/ artists to come for 2018:

Currently Producing,engineering and mixing:Rachael Lorin – Michael Jacksons version of – ”The Way You Make Me Feel”

Candice Glover’s new single- {Season 12 American Idol winner} -”Break Me”

Brooke Simpson-new single-{Currently #3 runner up on The Voice}-”Perfect”

Martija Stanojkovic {13 old little superstar from Macedonia} will be working on getting her first record deal with my good friend Tse Williams of Nine Lives Ent.

And many more up and coming stars for the year to come. Too many to mention…

Earl Cohen
Cohen spent next two years, recording and mixing over 30+ tracks for Lady Gaga which earned him a 8 time multi platinum award and a Grammy Award for “The Fame” record.

Concrete Caverns – Open Your Minds

Concrete Caverns

“With their raw riffs and politicised lyrics, Concrete Caverns epitomise the attitude and pure essence of punk music perfectly. Their sharp licks of spirited punk rawness blend with a riotous youthfulness, giving the band a sparked demeanour.”
– Sahera Walker, Some Might Say Zine, Issue #2

Concrete Caverns are a London-based four-piece punk rock band. Endless gigging and writing since formation in October 2014 has lead the band to secure main stage festival slots at Village Green Festival and Wilkestock Charity Music Festival. They’ve also had the pleasure of supporting Otherkin at their biggest London headline show at Camden Assembly.  Their debut single, ‘Unforgivable’, was released on October 27 2017, and was instantly playlisted by Indie Central Music and Vibe 107.6FM. Ahead of 2018, it was added to Indie Central Music’s ‘Sound of 2017’ playlist.

Concrete Caverns second single, ‘Open Your Minds’, was released on January 31 prior to two Independent Venue Week 2018 performances. On Saturday February 1, they supported Essex based band, Asylums, at Chelmsford’s Bassment Bar. Art Will Fall gave a rave review of their set, stating, “Concrete Caverns are finding their place with their exhilarating live performance, raw sound and brutal honesty.”

The band have also been championed by Indie Underground and Northern Exposure, the latter listing them as one of their “25 Upcoming Bands You Need To Know”.

Concrete Caverns
“With their raw riffs and politicised lyrics, Concrete Caverns epitomise the attitude and pure essence of punk music perfectly. Their sharp licks of spirited punk rawness blend with a riotous youthfulness, giving the band a sparked demeanour.”

 

Pacific – Life In Short

Pacific are a Piano-driven Alternative/Indie band from Manchester, UK. The band consists of brothers & songwriters Anthony Orzel – Vocals/Piano and Daniel Orzel – Synths/Bass/Backing Vocals, Dave Bithell – Guitars and Drew Burns – Drums/Percussion.

Pacific’s single ‘Time to Forget’ reaped the band’s first BBC Radio 1 play on the Huw Stephens show, along with airplay on a further eighty UK radio stations and press features from Q Magazine. Pacific’s energetic single ‘Life in Short’ exclusively launched with Metro declaring “New band Pacific are proving indie music is getting a much needed coming back.” The single won Staffordshire & Cheshire’s ‘Best Local Single’ at the 6 Towns Radio Awards 2018, it has been playlisted in retail stores across the UK, and has been placed on national radio rotation with the Jack FM radio group. The song has recently passed over 160k streams of Spotify, and has been selected by professional snooker player Liam Highfield as his walk-on song for TV matches in the 2018/19 season.

Pacific’s music has additionally gained support from Manchester football clubs; the band’s song ‘Dream of Mine’ has frequented Premier League match playlists at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, with Pacific’s music videos also on heavy rotation on Manchester United’s TV channel MUTV. The band have performed at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium as Premier League pre-match entertainment, and there has also been backing from Gary Neville-owned Salford City FC, who have used Pacific’s song ‘Blinded’ across all their social media video content.

Pacific have made huge steps on the live circuit, sharing stages with Razorlight, Maximo Park, Newton Faulkner, Toploader, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Wheatus, The Hoosiers, Starsailor and more, having played festivals across the UK including Crystal Palace Festival, Cornbury Music Festival, Leestock Music Festival and Liverpool International Music Festival to name a few. 2018 has also seen continued strong support from BBC Introducing, and a live Freeview TV interview on London Live. Pacific continue to bring piano back to modern indie music with a vengeance, with ‘Not Telling You’ released October 2018.

Cavaro – Not The One (ft. Abrax Phaeton & Enya Angel)

Cavaro

Cavaro is a Colombian music producer with over 7 years of experience where he has accumulated various top positions on the iTunes charts and a 16th position on the global Spotify charts with his song “Lost In You”. His style is a mixture of various influences including Rnb, Hip hop, funk, Chillstep and Pop.

Cavaro is a music producer and Live Performer characterised for making Tropical-House/R&B/Trap-influenced music mixed with different elements from other styles and genres, always versatile but with a unique sense of identity. Starting in the electronic music world at the age of 18 (with extensive background on musical theory), Cavaro traveled to Australia where he resides now and founded his own record label ‘RKJ Music’, which later on would reach a number 9 spot on the iTunes Electronic Charts with Cavaro’s release ‘Second Chance (Ft. Dominique)’.

After graduating with a bachelor on music production from SAE Institute Melbourne, Cavaro focused his attention on making remixes and crafting his ever evolving sound meeting different people on the way and gaining popularity. He also managed to be a host on BPM Radio Australia (Transmitted by KISS FM) and to play in different clubs of the local scene in Melbourne.

After traveling  to different conferences of the music industry such as ADE (Amsterdam), WMC (Miami), EMC (Sydney), Cavaro re-routed his focus, simultaneously releasing a Progressive House remix of John Legend’s song ‘All Of Me‘ along with the Colombian producer ‘Argüello‘. This remix had over 200000 plays in a short time, trended on Soundcloud and was played in different radio stations around the world.

In the end of 2014 Cavaro started  creating his new and unique style. This would be a mixture of the sounds he would find exploring the different genres he was starting to be influenced by (Mainly RNB) at that moment. Later on he would release remixes introucing his new style and surprisingly catching the attention of the public with more than 100000 plays per remix and an outstanding number of plays of almost 300000 generated by his version of ‘Thinking Out Loud‘ by Ed Sheeran.

His popularity with remixes started to grow rapidly which lead Cavaro to release his original song called ‘Second Chance’ featuring vocals by the New Yorker Dominique.  It reached the number 9 spot on the iTunes Electronic Charts within the first week of the Pre-order stage and gained more than 120000 plays in the first couple of months. It also trended on Soundcloud and has been played in different radio stations around the world which had opened many doors for the Colombian producer.

Cavaro as an ever evolving producer, is a rising talent to have an eye on, his remixes and originals are unique and something worth to listen to.

Cavaro
Cavaro is a Colombian music producer with over 7 years of experience where he has accumulated various top positions on the iTunes charts and a 16th position on the global Spotify charts with his song “Lost In You”. His style is a mixture of various influences including Rnb, Hip hop, funk, Chillstep and Pop.

Follow Cavaro:

– www.soundcloud.com/Cavaroofficial

-www.facebook.com/cavaroofficial

-twitter.com/Cavaroofficial

-www.instagram.com/cavaroofficial/

Rayon Nelson – You Don’t Know My Name

Rayon Nelson

The Captivating and soulful vocals of Rayon Nelson has ushered in praises despite being independent. With such eclectic influences from Jamaica, London and Suffolk, his music portrays inspiring themes which are brought to you in a fusion of styles. The singer and songwriter who has just released a second EP ‘YUNG SOLO’, was shortlisted for Glastonbury festival 2013, performed at Isle Of Wight Festival 2014, featured on BBC Introducing and BBC 1Xtra whilst remaining unsigned and unmanaged. His leading single ‘Memories’ taken from the EP has already authentically earned over 170k streams on Spotify and have been featured in numerous blogs.

W: www.rayonsofficialmusic.com

F: www.facebook.com/rayonsofficialmusic

T: www.twitter.com/rayonnelson

S: www.soundcloud.com/rayon-nelson 

I: www.instagram.com/rayonnelson

Rayon Nelson
The Captivating and soulful vocals of Rayon Nelson has ushered in praises despite being independent. With such eclectic influences from Jamaica, London and Suffolk, his music portrays inspiring themes which are brought to you in a fusion of styles.

Grandson – Overdose

Grandson

Grandson is a 24 year old alternative artist hailing from Toronto, Canada. Born in New Jersey, he relocated to the cultural melting pot of Toronto at a young age, and grew up surrounded by music ranging from jazz to rock and roll to rap, dancehall and electronic. He began playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager, and experimented with hip hop and trap production.

Adopting the Grandson moniker while living in LA, he met guitarist and collaborator Kevin Hissink and dove deeply into rock influences such as Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin, while also listening to rap and soul music emerging out of Toronto as well as alternative acts such as Twenty One Pilots and Hiatus Kaiyote. He found a small community of musicians to work and perform with in Los Angeles. The live set creates a frantic, mosh pit inducing cathartic release of energy for concert goers, influenced by early punk and grunge music.

Grandson’s lyrics confront the most pressing issues of his generation through his songwriting, such as governmental transparency, economic accountability, climate change and social justice, giving these topics a soundtrack with a genuine sense of urgency and frustration. The music also touches on adolescence, relationships, and the insecurities and difficulties of growing up.

Grandson
Grandson’s lyrics confront the most pressing issues of his generation through his songwriting, such as governmental transparency, economic accountability, climate change and social justice, giving these topics a soundtrack with a genuine sense of urgency and frustration. The music also touches on adolescence, relationships, and the insecurities and difficulties of growing up.