Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

Sam Wickens - All I've Seen

The first thing that strikes you upon hearing Sam Wickens for the very first time is his voice. Deep, evocative, mature beyond his years. So is his songwriting. Compared to Jeff Buckley, John Martin, Death Cab For Cutie, Tom Waits, Sam is a soulful writer and performer with a restless creativity, conveying a personal blend of Electronic, Soul, Blues, Gospel, Folk and Indie. All I've Seen is his debut album.

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Owen Denvir - Stay (single)

With over 100,000 streams on Spotify, combined video views of over 2 million, music shared by Coldplay and supporting the legend Dodie......Belfast born Owen Denvir at only 29 has asserted himself as one of the finest singer songwriters around and is now announcing his biggest project to date - 3 EPs released over a year that form his debut album.
About the album, Owen says..."The album and EP trilogy idea is based on Sigmund Freud's theory that personality is a sum of 3 parts: the Id (acting on raw impulse), the Ego (being terrified of consequences) and the Superego (the balance between the two).

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RUNAH - Mother (single)

Runah is an art-folk artist based between Dublin and Manchester. Having been a part of the global Sofar Sounds series and played in various cities internationally, RUNAH has collaborated with other artists, most recently Florida based producer FKNSYD on her  2018 EP Calcify. Other international collaborations have included ‘Neighbourhoods Pt. 2’ with Australian six-piece Fairchild, Melbourne based artist Calan-Mai and a recent support slot for London based duo Empathy Test. RUNAH recently released her debut album entitled " Strange", recorded/produced with David Virgin, Rohan Healy and Al Quiff at Beardfire Studio, Dublin; a father and sons production team who, in their collective six decades of musical experience, have worked – on stage or in studio – with the likes of Nick Cave, INXS, Leslie Dowdall (In Tua Nua), Mary Black, The Cruel Sea, Cat Power, Billy Bragg and Lloyd Cole, to name a few.

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Seán McComish - Only One (single)

Seán McComish is a young musician and songwriter, hailing from Fethard-On-Sea, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Surrounded by music and a musical family his entire life, it wasn't long before Seán picked up the guitar. Upon hearing the album 'Music And Me' by Michael Jackson, Seán knew from a ridiculously early age what he wanted to do with his life...
Play music. Write songs.

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Gypsies On The Autobahn - Rubicon (single)

The four-piece from Dublin is comprised of brothers, lead singer James and drummer Dan Smith, guitarist Niall Mooney, and Gary Quinn on bass. Their debut album Born Brief, released in 2017, had been ten years in the making. Freed up from the pressure of introducing where they came from on their debut, their second album, ‘SUSPENDED’ brings with it a more mature sound and central theme of hope born from moments of struggle. While they admit they write songs in what might be considered a backwards way, music first and lyrics second, it's easy to see that it is born from an understanding between four young men who have been creating together for over a decade. This understanding allows them to continually bring each other outside of their comfort zones.

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David Hopkins - Overlook

David Hopkins is an Irish singer/songwriter, originally from Dublin, currently living in the United States. He was the original keyboard player  for the Irish alternative rock band Lir. He also toured with The Who in 2001, playing keyboards during their Quadrophenia Tour. Hopkins' songs found a larger audience through wide-release motion pictures such as Paris Hilton's The Hottie and the Nottie, Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj, Speed Dating, and The Year of Getting to Know Us, starring Jimmy Fallon, Lucy Liu and Sharon Stone. Hopkins performed his solo material with Damien Rice, The Frames, Lindsey Stirling, Jeff Buckley, Sinéad O'Connor, Bell X1 among others.

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Jenna Nicholls - Radio Parade

The music of multi-instrumentalist Jenna Nicholls has been turning heads since she arrived on the door step of the Lower East Side of NY. Whether she’s crooning a jazz standard, belting out a New Orleans dirge or plucking her 1920’s style original ballads on her ukulele, she’s giving a vintage genre a new spin with her own lush nostalgic style.Recently, Jenna has toured with Ingrid Michaelson, shared the stage with Oscar Winner Glen Hansard, Amanda Palmer, Lucius, and Joan as Policewoman. She released her latest project "Radio Parade" in 2018. Jenna has performed in venues all across the country including The Beacon Theater and Carnegie Hall.

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Hideaway - Hideaway

HIDEAWAY was formed in 2010 in Athens, Greece by the guitarist Dinos Georgiou (ex- Metallist) and keyboardist Peter Papadimatos. Later on, Harris Georgiou joined the band taking the place behind the drumkit. Over the next years, the band worked on their songs and at the same time they were in search for the rest of the band members which proved to be a very tricky task, especially finding the singer.

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Dean Maywood - Dean Maywood (EP)

We all have seen the movie "Walk the line" where Johnny Cash in the early stages of his career is singing gospels and he's told by the sound engineer to sing a song as it was the last song of his life, that such song truly saves people. Honesty is the key for an artist to create something remarkable. And there's no doubt about the integrity when you listen to Donegal man Dean Maywood and his songs. His self-titled EP brings a collection of five songs painting a rich picture of stories and melodies straight from the heart.

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Basciville - For All Lost Youth (EP)

Basciville are a multi-instrumental folk/indie duo, originating from Co. Wexford, Ireland that came to be in 2016, when brothers Cillian and Lorcan Byrne finally took the plunge and began creating music together. Since that time the duo has formulated their own unique blend of rhythm and blues with jazz, folk and orchestral harmony.The two brothers have already enchanted many wherever they appeared, the most recent opportunity being Electric Picnic. Their second EP is called For All Lost Youth.

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