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.
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
Kari live in session on my BBC Introducing show
Find out more here
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.
Emily Moulton is a song writer with a awesome talent. Mix that with the facts she has a golden voice and fine guitar skills and you realise what a bright future she should have ahead of her. This is film of her playing a session on BBC Introducing Humberside filmed independantly by the very talented Josh Moore
‘No Way Out’ wass her first release featuring three tracks recorded completely live at Mountain Sound Recording Studio Hull.
Get some for yourself, from her bandcamp page: http://emmilymoulton.bandcamp.com/album/no-way-out-ep
Written and performed by Emily Moulton. Recorded at Mountain Sound Recording Studio Hull. Engineered and Produced by Patrick Tobin
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/
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.
Here’s Luke Nineties Boy Chambers doing his own thing:
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.
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.
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.
It’s me again being interviewed at Leeds Festival about BBC Introducing, Glassbody, Centre Stage, Pulled Apart by Horses and more
Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles
Jon Paul Palombo
The Idol Dead
Love of The Brave
Me being interviewed on BCB Radio talking about Celtarabia and The WDA