Tag Archives: Bands

Tayala from Hull

Here’s a great music video for Stay by Tayala filmed by ShootJMoore in Hull.

Hull band Tayala are rising stars of the City of Culture. I’ve already featured their collaboration with Nineties Boy and Endoflevelbaddie. Now they deserve a recommendation of their own. Every time I’ve seen them in an intimate gig like The Sesh or on an open air festival stage. They stand out and I recommend that any venue or event should book them and put them high on the bill. Contact the band by email: info@tayala.com.

Photo of Tayala by shootjmoore
Photo of Tayala by shootjmoore

Like Tayala on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TayalaUK.

Get their tracks on Bandcamp: http://tayala.bandcamp.com/.

Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tayala.

Follow Tayala on Twitter: @TayalaOfficial.

See their photo stream on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tayalaofficial#

#HullYes #2017Hull

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Treason Kings

One of the best live bands I’ve seen are releasing tunes for your enjoyment. The release date is 23rd December 2013. I saw them at the 360 club in Leeds and had to tell them how impressed I was. I now have the T’shirt and have had the pleasure of interviewing Treason Kings on the radio. I suggest you check them out live, they’re one hell of an act.

KARI is an outstanding creator

KARI is an outstanding composer and performer, with bags of talent. Her music transcends boundaries and crosses genres, surely she is destined for international success.580562_10151727984826518_2012881947_n

KARI aka Kari Amirian is in the final steps of producing her second album. She has co-produced it with the very gifted Jon Headly from Modo Stare.

When KARI played live in session on my BBC Introducing West Yorkshire show. It was clear that I was in the presence of greatness. A classically educated musician, with a unique contemporary style, strong indie-pop vocal melodies and minimal, experimental, electronic soundscapes. Kari’s music is deeply thoughtful, beautiful and spiritual, with outstanding arrangements and orchestration.

In other-words KARI is one to watch.

Official Music Video for “Hurry Up

Album Trailer:

Kari live in session on my BBC Introducing show

Find out more here

www.facebook.com/KARI.officialfanpage

www.woundsandbruises.com

Ming City Rockers

Today’s recommendation is Ming City Rockers one of the very few bands to grab my attention from Immingham in Lincolnshire. The band consists of a scruffy bunch of rock’n’rollers named; Clancy Jones on Rhythm Guitar, vocals & harmonica, Morely Adams on Lead Guitar & backing vocals, Doc Ashton on the drums and  Jakki Walsh on bass guitar.

They are definitely a band you have to see live to fully appreciate their craft. I first saw them several months ago at The Sesh which is a long standing and outstanding new bands night in Hull, just over the bridge for the band (you should check it out on a Tuesday night, it’s free). They blew me away with their on stage energy. They have an an old fashioned punk style, but they have elements in it that are unmistakably individual to them.

I’ve been playing them since on the BBC Introducing Humberside, but unfortunately there has only been a couple of tracks that Ofcom rules allow us to play onair (language issues & rudeez). So this one is just for my blog:

 

They have a good quality website with all the gigs on: http://www.mingcityrockers.co.uk/ Go and see them live.

Endoflevelbaddie should be massive

Endoflevelbaddie is a DJ & producer who evolved into the live band of choice for many festivals. Highlights for the band include:

LIVE HEADLINE PERFORMANCE ON ZANE LOWE & HUW STEPHENS RADIO 1 TAKE OVER, LIVE DJ WARM-UP SET FOR PETE TONG, PLAYED THE LEEDS & READING FESTIVAL, PLAYED HEADLINE SLOTS AT BEACH BREAK LIVE, KENDAL CALLING, GALTRES, FREEDOM FESTIVAL AND HAD BBC RADIO 1 AND 1XTRA AIRPLAY

Baddie has hand picked a band of masked stage masters, in the shape of: MC/Hypeman ‘PLAYER ONE’(Ghana/London), VJ ‘EYESAW’(Leeds) and DRUM BOSS ‘BEATEMUP'(Gotham), they are a force to be reckoned with. Together they provide an incredible amount of energy on stage; turning an unassuming crowd of strangers into a seething mass of limb flailing, head nodding, foot stomping, shape throwing fans wherever they go! At Galtres they also had live bass and trumpet to delight the crowds.

Find out more on the bands site  http://endoflevelbaddie.com/index.html

I am admittedly totally bias on this one

Hayley Gaftarnick consistently creates outstanding music

Hayley Gaftarnick, is one of Leeds finest solo performers. An independent singer/song-writer who consistently creates outstanding music

Hayley’s debut single ‘Turn To Stone’ has gained her a lot of well deserved credit. The song is about unrequited love. Which is something I’m surprised she has experience of as everyone who hears her is instantly hooked.

Here’s Hayley’s ‘live’ video version of ‘Turn To Stone’

The single is from her album ‘Circles’. Featuring  some of Yorkshires finest musicians, Rosie Doonan (Rose and The Howling North/Cuckoo Records/Cry Baby Cry), JonnyTheFirth(Cry Baby Cry/Cuckoo Records), Adam Richards(Spirit of John/Xray Cat Trio/Cuckoo Records, Sam Lawrence(Wilful Missing/Gary Stewart/Rosie Doonan), Nici Todd(Cry Baby Cry/Cuckoo Records), Samuel Thornton(Louis, Louis, Louis) Richard Collie(Hotfoot Powder/Louis,Louis,Louis), Simon Beddoe(Submotion Orchestra/Haggis Horns), Lee Smith(Middleman/Greenmount Studio’s), Jamie Lockhart (Mi, Mye./Greenmount Studio’s)

Hayley’s Album launch of ‘Circles’ will follow on October 4th at Brudenel Social Club in Leeds. There’s more info here http://www.reverbnation.com/hayleygaftarnick/press/

Nineties Boy

Here’s Nineties Boy a UK Northern Rapper from Hull, with a style all of his own.

He has a few very promising collaboration going on musically with the mighty Endoflevelbaddie and Hull band Tayala.

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Here’s Luke Nineties Boy Chambers doing his own thing:

Glassbody

A very good new track & video by Leeds band Glassbody. I first saw them in the heats of Centre Stage in Leeds, where they went on to win in the O2 Academy Leeds. A Leeds/Reading Festival appearance followed and they really went for it. Impressing the crowds at both sites. Now a year on they have impressed me again with this new release.

The Beaus

Love this new video by Yorkshire band The Beaus

They’ve been around for a few years now, developing the craft. One thing that has developed alongside their music, is their ability to make their own videos really well. This video should also gain them a few Bob Hope fans too, hopefully.

Here’s a quick run of re-posts from my other blogs to bring it all to one page

I’m consolidating my blogs into this one. So here’s a quick run of recommendations that I have posted before elsewhere. Just to get it all on one page from now on.

The Coopers

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It’s me again being interviewed at Leeds Festival about BBC Introducing, Glassbody, Centre Stage, Pulled Apart by Horses and more

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Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles

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Apollo’s Basement

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Rupert Stroud

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Tiger Shadow

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Jon Paul Palombo

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Maggie 8

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The Idol Dead

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Love of The Brave

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The Creeks

Me being interviewed on BCB Radio talking about Celtarabia and The WDA