Lapwings Band

The band Lapwings from Berlin derives their name from the folkloric bird of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Different than the bird and its piercing trill, Lapwings forms a misty ambience with its unique organic sound, its light, smooth melodies, dynamic folk rhythms juxtaposed by melancholic lyrics. Its music is marked by elegance, repose and excitement bristling with warmth.

Our organic sound is hard to put in a box or specific music genre: it is a band made up of 5 nationalities, melting pot of influences, by turns wistful and then jauntily upbeat, all bedded in rich strings, with a pinch of various pop rock and singer-songwriter influences (Arcade Fire, The Lumineers, Coldplay’s early years, Neil Young, Passenger… and more).

Video directed by Axel Lerner (Vice Media) suits the song progressive mood perfectly, building up the orchestral tension until an ethereal and powerful dreamy ending. Click the image to the left to view Video

 

Lapwings’ unique organic sound is hard to put in a box or specific music genre, just like his frontman Jeal, Belgian scientist who cut his ties with the corporate world in Belgium to give flight to his musical ambitions in Berlin. Add to that the international dimension of the band (Natasha – Cello – USA; Klari – Drums – Germany; Marco – Bass – Italy) and you have a melting pot of influences, by turns wistful and then jauntily upbeat, all bedded in rich strings, with a pinch of various pop rock and singer songwriter influences (Arcade Fire, The Lumineers, Coldplay’s early years, Neil Young, Passenger…).

Lapwings’ first single “Love Blinkers” received enthusiastic feedback for their fresh and organic sound and was played by several German and Belgian radios (Classic 21, Radio Ostfriesland, Radio Q, Radio Rüsselsheim, Detektor FM, EchoFM, Radio Feierwerk).

2018 is going to be a busy year for Lapwings: the band is preparing their summer gigs, an Fall tour in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium and being currently in studio to record a new set of live songs and music videos. Side note: Jeal and Natasha have been very active to help the Berlin musician community and created Music Suit Up, currently the biggest Meetup group in Berlin for artists to connect and learn tips from music industry professionals.

“Masquerade” song:
Music by Lapwings, Lyrics by Paul Jennings, Produced by Enda Gallery, Recorded at Thommy Hein Studio by Thommy Hein and Paul Kuchenbuch. Mixed by Paul Kuchenbuch, Mastered by Thommy Hein.
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Craig Ewan – Dead Defined

Craig Ewan from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. is a recording artist affiliated with Voodoo Records Canada.

A Self taught Vocalist/Songwriter/Composer and I want to introduce his debut solo project ‘Dead Defined’.

Having been part of the Toronto Alternative/Rock’n Roll music scene for over 15 years and in this time he has developed a solid following of fans, friends and fellow musicians.

Craig played countless live shows at some of Toronto’s finest live rock venues such as The Opera House, The Phoenix, The Horseshoe Tavern, Tattoo Rock Parlour and The Hard Rock Cafe to name a few.

 

 

He has spent an immense amount of time in various studios writing, co-writing and composing with fellow indie artists and a handful of signed artists in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

His home base for writing, recording and composing is Voodoo Records Canada in Scarborough, Ontario and INEO Studios in Uxbridge, Ontario.

‘Dead Defined’ is a debut solo project written and composed by himself (Craig Ewan) and Producer/Engineer – Mike Dmitrovic of Voodoo Records Canada.

 

 

 

His debut single for 2018 is titled ‘I Fear Nothing’

Dead Defined – I Fear Nothing
A solo project by Craig Ewan
‘Debut Single’ I Fear Nothing – Available now on all digital platforms
‘Music Video’ released April 6.2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjM29wu-mew

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Lady Kash

Born as Kalaivani Nagaraj, it is fitting that Lady Kash has kept her love for “Kalai” (Tamil for Arts) etched in her heartstrings when it comes to pursuing her dreams. She is from Singapore; a global sovereign city-state that is a melting pot of cultures.

Being an Aries, she is born to lead and strives to participate passionately in all that she does, whether it is songwriting, travel, fitness, reading books on quantum physics, collaborating with fellow creators or making a difference in society through various initiatives.

An example of such is Project One, a non-profit organisation created in 2011 that aims to transform our society into a more environmentally sustainable, eco-conscious and fulfilling one through uplifting and empowering projects, such as the release of the charity single “One”, which involved the collaboration of the global associations 4 Years. Go. and Pachamama Alliance.

In 2012, Project One was bestowed the Awakening Award at the Voice International Music Awards (VIMA) to honor the hard work expressed by the initiative.

 

Armed with a stylish and sleek demeanor, Lady Kash is undoubtedly a youth icon when it comes to trendsetting by simply being herself and creating waves in the industry.

Despite having no musical background, she did not turn away from seeking her true callings.

She wrote and practiced poetry at the tender age of 9, produced rap demos at 14 and went on to set the globe ablaze by collaborating with Oscar and Grammy-Winning composer A. R. Rahman for her debut in the industry at 19.

Whether it is recording in the studio or rocking it on stage at events such as A. R. Rahman’s Infinite Love and Nenje Ezhu series of concerts, Yuvan Shankar Raja’s KLIMF and Anirudh Live shows,

Lady Kash is an insuppressible feminine force. Her commitment towards putting her 100% into every project is one of the reasons why she never fails to stand out in style.

With interests embedded in not only arts but also mysticism, spirituality, sports, activism and entrepreneurship, she inspires both the young and old alike with her global approach while continuing to remain firmly grounded.

To this determined dreamer and achiever, boundaries mean nothing but the next challenge.

“I’m kinda like a nomadic paradox that loves and chooses to believe in the world while dwelling on just about anything of interest without conforming. Viewing my mistakes as lessons, I continue to grow and have learned to go with my vibes entirely. It is important to let go of the things that we cannot change and rather focus on doing the best
that we possibly can, in this present moment, while also keeping our priorities in mind.”

 

 

Believing firmly that with constant effort and unshakable affirmation, the Universe will transform her dreams into reality,

Lady Kash aspires to extend AKASHIK into the ground-breaking empire that she envisions it to become. Join her in her endeavors and stay connected to be the first to learn of new happenings and much more.

“This is just the beginning. The adventure continues.”

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Sugarspun, Gear Up to Release Debut Single, Spaceman Dreams

Astronaughty But Nice! Indie Heroes, Sugarspun, Gear Up to Release Debut Single, Spaceman Dreams – Single (Release date April 6 2018)

Word of mouth counts for a lot and this is certainly the case with Sugarspun. Despite no releases other than a handful of Soundcloud demos, they have forged an army of fans from coast to coast who have bombarded them with requests for more tracks and who have turned up en-masse to sell out venues they have played.

Having developed from a two-piece acoustic outfit to a full-on 5-strong indie juggernaut, they capture the triumphant euphoria of prime Stone Roses and the classic 60’s song-writing chops of The Faces and early 90’s acts like The La’s.

Formed in the unlikely rock n roll hotbed of Carlisle in Cumbria, Sugarspun started out as an acoustic duo, comprising vocalist Jamie and Steven (guitar), though rave reviews emanating from their BBC Introducing plays and feverish fan support at their live shows caused the pair to revise their plans and expand to a much larger vision in all senses.

Having recruited the members who now complete their line-up – Michael (rhythm guitar); Luke (bass) and Andy (drums) – from their local music scene, they moved away from acoustic tracks and bedroom demos to their first studio-recorded work: “Spaceman Dreams” and “Hide”.

“Spaceman Dreams” is the antithesis of the trend of gloomy introspection and negativity, with hooks flying around like hand grenades and the chorus racing in at speeds Virgin Trains can only dream of.

With a message to never give up on your dreams, however distant they may seem, this is the perfect launchpad for a band who remind you how 90’s indie changed the musical landscape by combining musical talent with optimism, irreverence and fun.

Artist: Sugarspun
Title: Spaceman Dreams
Release: Single (Release date April 6 2018)
F.F.O: The La’s; Stone Roses; Oasis

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Shane Martin

“Keepin’ The Night Alive” is Shane Martin’s 4th album release along with 2 EP’s. The album is book ended with two solid high energy country rock anthems. “Keepin’ The Night Alive” and Nobody’s Getting’ Outa Here Alive”. In between Martin takes the listener on a musical ride with the infectious heavy groove of She’s Got Swagger, the melodic “Goodbye Never”, to a salute to small town America with “American Dream”. The latest single “Hankerin and Jonesin” is a power waltz love song tipping the country hat to Hank Williams and George Jones while the soaring melody of “Passenger Seat” reflects on something bigger than you guiding life’s journey.

“The great things about the one man band option are the uniqueness of it, and the opportunity it allows for intimacy with the crowd,” says Martin, who estimates he plays 60% of his shows this way. “The set list is also more open, so people can request the songs they like. I also have fun playing in and out of tunes and twisting them up. The coolest thing is when people come up to me during the break and say when they came in, they thought a four piece band was playing. They didn’t realize I was just one person up there. But I also love playing with my band because I’m able to move around with my guitars onstage and be more energetic. I’m able to focus a lot on my showmanship.

“Whether I’m jamming with my band or presenting the music in this unique solo setting, I truly enjoy singing, performing, entertaining crowds and connecting with an audience,” he adds. “Connecting with people is what songs and live music are all about. There’s nothing like the feeling of watching as a crowd sings along to your songs. There’s an infectious energy that pours from the stage to the audience and back to the stage again. Music is in my heart and soul and I honestly love sharing it.”

The title of Shane Martin’s latest album “Keepin’ The Night Alive” sums up how he keeps his music alive and loves what he does: “Livin’ every moment, hangin’ on for life” and play his powerhouse brand of country rock. . A Top 5 Finalist in the 2012 Texaco Country Showdown where he competed for “Best New Act in Country Music” at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium (hosted by LeAnn Rimes), the Minnesota based singer/songwriter is now up to a breakneck pace of 175 regional shows per year.

Fronting his full ensemble, Martin has performed at some of the top country music festivals in the country and shared the stage with everyone from Ronnie Dunn, Joe Nichols and Jerrod Niemann to David Nail, Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin, Greg Bates and Black Hawk. But with his amazing longtime rep as the “One Man Band,” he’s also a powerhouse performer on his own. Performing acoustic guitar driven versions of his eclectic mix of country/rock/pop tunes, high octane rockers and soulful ballads, he uses his feet to play bass pedals and tambourine. In recent years, he’s also added a loop pedal to add extra rhythm via an additional acoustic guitar line. He also plays harmonica and auxiliary bongos – with nothing pre-recorded!

Currently one of the top live draws throughout the Midwest, his modern country rock vibe is perfectly described by his longtime producer and now co-writer, Emmy Award wining engineer/producer Kenny Royster: “Shane is a great singer/songwriter on the teetering edge of country, pop and rock where it’s just dangerous enough to be fun!”

Martin and his band have shared the stage with Eli Young Band, Ronnie Dunn, Ronnie Milsap, Josh Thompson, Easton Corbin, Joe Nichols and many more.

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Peter Nigido

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Australian musical artist ‘Peter Nigido,’ welcomes the release of his ambitious new single titled ‘Turn A Page’.

It comes alongside the release of his debut EP ‘The Art Of Turning A Page’.

He is releasing his new Single Turn a Page from his new EP The Art of Turning a Page after Easter and his album a month or 2 later

Peter’s electronic and acoustic instrumental style challenges the minds of its listeners and moves to feed their soul.

The music is a combination between the organic and the rhythmic synthesized world.

 

 

Dynamically created, with lyrics set to explore themes of relationships, challenge and personal growth, he drives an awakening of hope and optimism.

The focus of ‘Turn A Page’ is about self reflection, and becoming emotionally stronger.

He challenges the listener to become kinder and to think before acting on emotion.

Demanding attention, Peter’s music is melodically composed expressing symbolic imagery. Its metaphoric charisma will surprise all.

‘The Art Of Turning A Page’ pulls no punches. A Provocation of strength and boundless creativity signifies the passion Peter displays in his writing and performance.

Peter’s journey is one of truth, depth and emotional maturity.

For the first time Peter places himself in the vocal front line, exploring warm breathy sounds that are unconventionally structured and provoking.

 

Gentle guitar chord progressions, resonant bass lines and pulsating keys, makes his music surprising and un-restraining in every way.

Peter leaves no stone unturned in his search for musical nirvana. T

here is a conscious musical effort to set one self free. A chemistry of illusions will endeavour to help one search for that freedom and aid to bring back the beauty of honesty and love.

He is releasing his new Single Turn a Page from his new EP The Art of Turning a Page after Easter and his album a month or 2 later

Peter Nigido is definitely one of Australia’s upcoming musical artists which will challenge the attitudes of many. He is something not to be missed.

 

He is releasing his new single after Easter and his album a month or 2 later

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Lennon Daniels

Lennon Daniels is a country singer-songwriter originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, who now resides in Stouffville, Ontario.

In 2004, Lennon moved to the United Kingdom where he toured and received radio play on several local radio stations.

With a powerful, soulful voice, and his deep ties to country, rock and blues, Lennon lays it all out as a storyteller with passion and heart.

Over the past decade, his focus has purely been on songwriting and developing his craft with a fresh, unique sound, which will no doubtably capture the hearts of his audience.

In August, 2017, Lennon teamed up with award winning producer, Douglas Romanow (Justin Bieber, Johnny Reid, Chantal Kreviazuk), and together started working on Lennon’s debut single, Break Free.

 

 

 

The song was co-written with Nashville based songwriter, Brian Donkers (Kari Lynch, Twin Kennedy, Alessia Cohle, Nicole Rayy) and recorded at Noble Street Studios (Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers) in Toronto.

Break Free is described as an upbeat, playful, melodic track that has that Tom Petty, 90’s feel, which is sure to push the reset button on country music.

Break Free is slated for release in the Spring of 2018. When you hear Lennon’s music, you latch on to his powerful lyrics and easy flowing melodies, and a voice so pure, that will leave you absolutely breathless.

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Ashley Woodruff

Ashley Woodruff is a singer/songwriter of the pop and adult contemporary genres, born October 15, 1995, in Sudbury, Ontario.  She developed a passion for singing and writing songs from a very early age.

When she was 11, she began taking singing lessons. From there, she was able to develop her voice through classical training. She also gained an experience in performing through recitals, and school talent shows.

When Ashley was a teenager, she attended Sudbury Secondary School as a vocal music major. She also started competing in the Kiwanis Music Festival, and releasing song covers online.

All of the positive feedback was the fuel she needed to eventually write and release her own songs.

 

 

After high school, she began performing at many different venues and events.

Along with this, she was later discovered by producer Rob Murphy, and started writing and recording her self-titled debut album, which was released November 2017.

Melissa Wiseman from Canadian beats stated, “The album is worth giving a listen to.

Given that this was a debut album, I look forward to seeing what else Ashley Woodruff has planned for the future”.

The album has also been described as something that can be enjoyed from beginning to end, and a great piece of Sudbury history in the making.

Ashley has a lot planned for 2018, “2017 was big, but 2018 is going to be even bigger”

 

 

 

 

Link to album: https://fanlink.to/AshleyWoodruffAlbum

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Ashlynne Vince

Ashlynne Vince – CCMA Recording Artist/ New Single now at Radio & on Itunes ‘Take Cover’.

This past September, Ashlynne made the permanent move to Nashville, TN. where she now works as one of Tootsies daily singers performing regularly downtown on Lower Broadway

Ashlynne Vince is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has had the privilege to work with many well-known artists on both sides of the border.

She has released 3 singles to Canadian Country radio and her 3rd single, Take Cover,is currently being played on radio stations all across Canada, coast to coast.

 

 

Ashlynne Vince is excited to call Nashville, TN home! After many months of careful planning, Ashlynne has made the move to Nashville where she continues to song-write and collaborate with some of Country Music’s finest.

Her 4th single “Love You Anyway “is being released to Canadian Country Radio on January 15th, 2018

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Brenda Burch

I have been following Brenda for quite sometime now through social media. She has an amazing voice that not only captured my attention but also made me want to listen to more of her music and I realized then that it was only fitting that I take a closer look at what she had to offer as an Indie Artist.  I read the post in facebook that said she had received the   for her work as an and I knew at that moment she is going to be featured in the magazine. Brenda has so much to offer and I can only hope and pray that people reading this article will feel the same as I do because we need more people like Brenda in our lives.

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Described throughout her career as the little girl with a big voice, Brenda Burch has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe and Asia with her energetic performances, rich Country vocal style and ability to connect with a crowd through the emotive story of a song. Sharing the stage with Darius Rucker, David Archuleta, Neal McCoy, Diamond Rio and Collin Raye, among many others, has given her the chance to convey tales of love, life, loss and strength in her music to thousands of concert-goers.

Her newest EP, Sparks Will Fly, not only sparked attention in the USA, but it caught fire in Europe resulting in a big win for Brenda at the Hotdisc Country Music Awards. The only artist to take home 2 awards, she was the winning recipient of the New Horizon Award for Most Successful International Newcomer and Best International Single for her title track, Sparks Will Fly. “I was blown away to win both awards,” said Brenda. “Overwhelmed is an understatement. I’m so grateful for my family, friends, fans and all the wonderful DJs playing my music!” To hear Brenda’s full acceptance speech, click here.

The award-winning EP is compiled of six compelling songs that range from a tongue-in-cheek spin on dating life (“Sparks Will Fly”) to following your heart (“No Better Time”) and having the courage to love what matters most (“Take Me Back”). Her first single, “Sparks Will Fly,” released to radio debuting at #1 in Europe and staying at #1 for 6 weeks straight. Her second single, “No Better Time,” quickly became a fan favorite, claiming the #1 spot on a Country music chart voted on by the fans. Brenda exclaimed, “I’m thrilled with the positive response and am humbled both singles have been so well-received by DJs and listeners around the world. Thank you!”

After a successful Kickstarter campaign where Brenda surpassed her initial goal at 125%, she joined forces with a talented production team in Nashville to co-write and produce a record that showcases her warm, powerful Country sound backed by rockin’ Country rhythms and relatable stories.

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