Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

ANDI - CedarWard (EP)

Amy Kelly cut her teeth fronting Dublin act ‘The Stoney Brokes and providing backing vocals for a number of acts in Ireland including ‘The Hot Sprockets’,‘This Other Kingdom’, ‘Brona Keogh,Haokah and Vernon Jane. ANDI is the new project from Amy in which she steps out into the spotlight. Amy is a performer and ANDI showcases not just her presence as a live act but also her skill as a songwriter.

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Pete Kavanagh - Join up the Dots

Pete Kavanagh is a singer-songwriter, a musician and storyteller from Co. Kildare, Ireland. His style is best described as contemporary folk. His sound invokes the vintage quality of his musical influences (Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, David Bowie), but a contemporary feel that is unique to him surges through it. Pete Kavanagh sounds like Pete Kavanagh. With evocative lyrics and wry wit, Pete explores dark themes in his songs. He started the recording of his debut album, Join up the Dots, in spring 2019 but life intervened and then the pandemic hit the world. Finally, after all the twists and turns, the album is here.

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Andrew Patterson - Hope Will Find Its Way (single)

Andrew Patterson has been releasing music and gigging regularly across Dublin and Belfast for the last five years. Known for anthemic yet intimate songs of love and hope, his 2019 EP “Out of Babylon” was met with critical acclaim. 2020 saw Andrew writing new songs and ideas that would speak into the current worldview, and sharing these pieces to a growing audience. As a recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme funding, Andrew has been thankful for the opportunity to bring these songs to life.

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Michael Lane - Open Road (single)

If there is a modern folk-pop artist who has seen the harsh realities in life, it is Michael Lane himself. As a US soldier in his twenties, sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, Michael was forced to live at cruelty . Successes such as two top 50 songs in the German charts, four albums, international tours and the single "Liberty" as the official song of the 2015/2016 Four Hills Tournament, Europe’s biggest international ski jump event, have made Michael Lane, a German-American, known to the public. In addition to his work as a musician, Michael Lane is currently also active as a songwriter for production music and as a music producer in his remote "Studio Waldblick“.

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Chósta - Late Night Jazz Radio (single)

Irish producer and Dublin Digital Radio regular musical artist Chósta releases new single ‘Late Night Jazz Radio’  which is a mix of genres from electronica, downtempo, IDM, and outsider house, that has existed in some form or another for about two years. Chósta is the moniker of Conor Kelly, who is an electronic artist with musical influences Boards of Canada, J Dilla, Mobb Deep, Talk Talk, John Coltrane and Planxty. The new single is built around jazz samples and melancholic keys that were initially inspired by the  twilight hour radio shows like Donal Dineen’s old Today FM that Chósta grew up on.

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Blue Fish Diamond - Frozen Stars on the Night

Formed in 2016 by Jim Murphy, Dublin indie folk band Blue Fish Diamond released their debut album From Dark to Light in 2018, which Hot Press Magazine described as “essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt”. Their music has been played on radio stations across Ireland and they're also a staple of the Irish live scene having played Electric Picnic, Whelans, The Workmans Club and The Grand Social to name a few.. With influences ranging from Tom Petty, R.E.M and Neil Young, Blue Fish Diamond bring a new delicately harmonic and refreshing take to a staple genre.

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Ruby Moss - We Can Change (single)

Ruby is 14 and based in Dublin/Dundalk. She is originally from Trim but attended St Patrick's Cathedral Choir School which is where she discovered her voice and love of singing.  Ruby has always been a writer with a great imagination and her songwriting began in earnest when schools closed and she had more time at home. Ruby is currently organ scholar in Dundalk Grammar School and also plays piano (grade 6), flute (grade 4), guitar and button accordion.  She has just been accepted on to the Creative Lab programme with the National Concert Hall and will be included in the New Music Festival in Dublin next spring.

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Demi Michelle - Dear Diary

Demi Michelle Schwartz is a pop and country songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From a young age, she has surrounded herself with music, playing piano, singing her favorite songs, and going to as many concerts as possible. While in college, she discovered her passion for songwriting and decided to turn her experiences into lyrics. The thought of writing a new song is always in her mind, and she can’t resist typing lyrics into her phone and recording melody ideas when she’s inspired. Her songs hold an authenticity that shows who she is, staying true to herself as a songwriter. Her debut single, “Into Focus,” captures the honesty she aims to achieve and sets the stage for her upcoming music. Dear Diary is her debut album.

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Neolithic - Sick (At All) (single)

Dublin-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Neolithic (Neo Morake) took a bold step and branched out to pursue his own musical interests, delving into the depths of his own consciousness and unravelling the webs of helplessness and love that piece together his creative mind. The result of his risk is the authentic and honest track before us today, Sick (At All). Through clever lyrics and intricate rhymes, the musician opens the doors into his inner soul - wearing his raw emotions on his sleeve for the first time in his career.

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Col Patterson - Heart Listens Out (single)

Col Patterson is an Irish songwriter. Born in England to Irish parents, Col moved to Ireland at a very young age.The young Elvis mad Col played piano by ear before he could walk! He joined various local bands, whilst always writing his own songs in his bedroom. Col's mental health suffered greatly after a random one-punch assault, which changed the course of his life. In 2015, along with his cousins, Col Patterson formed ‘The Vinylheads’ and recorded an album with legendary Irish producer Martin Quinn at Jam Studios. The Album 'Kicks’ was released that year to critical acclaim, with songs receiving airplay on RTÉ Radio 1, Newstalk & BBC 6Music, the title track being Tom Robinson’s personal “Recommends” pick. Col and his cousins played the ‘Fortstock’ festival in Monaghan supporting Midge Ure.

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