Blue Soap Music: Three Very Different Artists
14 September 2015
Lead Track: Shine
Damien J Brennan was born and raised in County Down, Northern Ireland. He learned to play the guitar and began busking whilst backpacking through Italy and Australia. Shortly after his return home he began songwriting and on a limited budget recorded some garage demos. These initial recordings received positive feedback and a glowing review from critically acclaimed mastering engineer Pete Maher (U2, Snow Patrol, Katy Perry, Hudson Taylor).
Damien recorded his first professional tracks in Zero Hour Studios and these songs led to gigs locally and in London. They were also picked up for radio play on Tom Robinson's BBC Radio 6 show and Baylen Leonard and Aaron Philips on Amazing Radio, together with a number of regional UK stations. Tony Moore of Soho Radio invited Damien to sing live on his show and to appear live at London's Bedford this August.
The future is looking very promising for this up and coming Irish talent.
"Damien is a gifted and super talented singer/songwriter with the potential for great success! Up there with the best!"
Pete Maher, Mastering Engineer for U2, The Killers, Liam Gallagher, The Rolling Stones, Jack White, Scissor Sisters, Depeche Mode and Katy Perry
"Spinetingingly good, astonishing, absolutely astonishing... That sounds like a major hit to me, the UK needs to hear this, the world needs to hear this... your live voice has a unique quality..." –
Tony Moore, Soho Radio show
Rigsy, BBC Introducing, Radio Ulster
12th August - The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9HD
19 August 2015
Cavemouth are a primal lo-fi funk four-piece who sound as though they live on the wilds of Exmoor on a strict diet of roadkill, making music to keep the neighbours away and lure the foxes in. Their gritty original sound blends blues, funk and hip-hop with African-influenced tunes and mind-altering lyrics.
Fronted by Sketchy Lex on filthy guitar and vocals, Wreckless Richie on drums, Ms. Mo on funked-up bass and vocals and Mr. Duncan 'The Hook' Hook on Saxophone, the band have known each other for years. Growing up in rural Devon, they had to make their own entertainment by putting on their own raves and free parties, a past that has certainly helped to shape their sound.
Inspired by everthing around them from politics and religion to nature, Cave Mouth are influenced by Prince, ESG, Busta Rhymes, Leadbelly, Jack White, Queens of the Stone-age and Jethro Tull.
8th August – Sandford Rockes festival – Crediton – Headliners
19th September – BBC Introducing in Devon – EP launch
17th October – Oxjam Exeter – venue TBC
Free Falling From The Ground Up
Ilana J Music
14 September 2015
Lead Track: Paper Planes, England
Ilana J is a British singer songwriter. Having turned down the opportunity to enter the prestigious London College of Music at thirteen in favour of a more traditional academic education, a successful healthcare career followed, but her soul has always craved a more creative outlet.
Following an extended visit to the US in 2008, Ilana made the decision to devote her life to songwriting and recording, diving into intensive musical training on both the guitar and the piano, and immediately writing prolifically, as if the lyrics had always been there just waiting to find their way out.
Ilana J's musical style has evolved naturally, influenced by the likes of Sting, Coldplay and Keane, and although her musical journey has been a solitary one, her passion has brought her to the attention of key people who have worked with her to nurture her talents. A chance meeting with Mark Alexander, ex-keyboard player with Meat Loaf, has resulted in him becoming her producer.
The resulting debut EP 'Free Falling From The Ground Up' is inspired by how she feels now that music is back in her life where it belongs; " I am letting the music and the lyrics 'free fall' out of me and am growing everyday from the 'ground up' which is intensely fulfilling on a whole new level".
The six track record has provided a single which will be released on September 14th 2015. Entitled 'Paper Planes', the track was inspired by her trauma as a teenager when her younger brother tragically died. With the passing of the years the pain has receded and this song is dedicated to his memory with a message of hope and peace. The accompanying video, filmed in New York City, will be released in the first week of September.
Ilana's songs express simple and heartfelt themes of love, joy and real life; influenced by her own life stories and her core values of love and appreciation for the beauty of the world we live in.
Website - www.ilanaj.com
‘England’ video - https://www.youtube.com/
EP Tracks on SoundCloud - https://
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ilanaj_
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/
Instagram - https://instagram.com/