Music from the Heart

CD Reviews

Gavin Murphy - 45 RPM (Replay Past Memories)

Living in the west of Ireland, Gavin Murphy hails from Dublin's North side. He's the lead guitarist and band manager of the successful Smiths tribute band These Charming Men, which he formed in 1995. Working as a session guitarist, both live and in the recording studio, led Gavin to writing songs of his own. His debut album "45 RPM (Replay Past Memories)" is trailed by three singles. The latest, “Shipwreck Gold,” has been play listed on KCLRFM and was made Ocean FM's Single Of The Week. It follows his début single "My Regret," also an Ocean FM Single Of The Week, and well received across national radio, including RTÉ  Radio 1. The album was co written, performed and produced by Gavin in his home studio in Sligo. His eldest son Daragh  lives in Oslo and is an accomplished guitarist and music producer. He co-produced three tracks on the album, and has played on a number of the songs.

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5th Machine - Back in Time

5th Machine is Brazilian melodic rock band. Their music will take the listener on a journey back in time. Even the cover of their debut album Back In Time, showing an image of a steam locomotive, ilustrates the sensation of travelling. That maybe a bit weird yet welcoming in current climate. So pack your bags and get ready for the ride!

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Cormac Russell - Regicide

Canadian born, but raised in Ireland, Cormac Russell has taken his music across the globe, including England and China. He released his second album titled 'Nately's Whore' in September 2019. Playing all the instruments himself, he draws from a diverse range of influences; from contemporaries like Mac DeMarco and Nick Cave to literary giants like Walt Whitman. The album takes its name from a character in Joseph Heller's Catch 22, and this book played an important role in the work's evolution. In the mean time, he launched the album at The Workman's Club, Dublin and appeared on Irish radio. Regicide is his third album

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ADT - Love lost on the streets of New York (single)

Following his critically acclaimed debut single, ADT (Alan Daniel Tobin) drops the second single Love lost on the streets of New York from his forthcoming debut album (out September 2020). ADT writes stories of the heart wrapped in atmospheric soundscapes. He is also a member of Irish band LOWmountain. His debut solo album  - Volume I  - is produced by multi-instrumentalist, Justin Grounds. It was recorded in a little room overlooking the beautiful town of Clonakilty, West Cork, and is due for release at the Clonakilty International Guitar festival in September. Hugely influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, the West Cork landscape and his family, he has a minor obsession with lighthouses.

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Luke Clerkin - What Little Time We Have (EP)

If you ever look for a songwriter with integrity and a heart on his sleeve, Luke Clerkin is your man. An artist known to have played 250 gigs in the year 2015 as a way of honing his craft, headlining venues such as Whelan's, The Workman's Club or The Button factory but also being a mental health activist. All of this clearly shows in his songwriting and more then before on his latest EP What Little Time We Have. What an existencial question. Makes you think about mortality, be honest with yourself and your life.

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David Punch - In This Together (single)

A one-man writing, touring, recording and performing act, Cork songwriter David Punch is no stranger to working hard to promote his music, and like the wave of optimism that flows through ‘In This Together’, Punch has come through the other side of these strange times more determined and experienced in his craft:
“As a musician myself, lockdown has definitely helped me with my productive creativity. I have been writing ever since lockdown started. I’m starting to release more of my original music, and working on new ideas for music projects in the future. I have recently bought my grandfather's keyboard for songwriting and also a MIDI keyboard for producing my own songs."
New single "In This Together’’ balances the monotony of lockdown life with the optimism that - as always - unity will prevail.

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Lloyd John - Time Machine (single)

Lloyd John is a 19 year old singer/songwriter/pianist/producer from Limerick newly living in Cork  city to study music full time in Cork School of Music. He started his music journey at a young age but only released his debut single Forget in October 2018 followed by his first headline show in Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick. He has recently done his Cork debut in Cyprus Avenue with his 4 piece band.

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Greg Clifford - Open Fire (EP )

Greg Clifford is a Dublin based independent musician. His style is an authentic synthesis of Indie-pop rock fused with electronic aspects and 'classical' guitar fingerpicking. 2017 saw Clifford release a new LP entitled Quodlibet, as well as play 17 gigs across Ireland as part of a 3-act showcase called the 'Back to Basics' Tour. 
Aside from his solo endeavors, Clifford works as a session musician, producer and arranger. He has also toured internationally with a classical guitar ensemble, scored for the RTE Concert Orchestra and holds a Masters in contemporary composition.

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Robb Murphy - Choose Your World (single)

Belfast’s Robb Murphy brings his devilishly sexy signature style to all of his adventures in the music scene. He is an Irish singer-songwriter whose journey has taken him far and wide to hone his craft as a master storyteller. Robb’s solo career began with the recording of his internationally acclaimed debut album Take A Stand, officially released in April 2012. His 2nd studio album, Sleep Tonight launched in March of 2015 and has kept him busy with radio, TV and live performances. Recent successes include a variety of sessions, festivals and competitions; 4 successful tours of The Netherlands, a feature on BBC Two, The Arts Show and appearances at the Belfast-Nashville Songwriters Festival to name a few.

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Little Butler - Little Butler (EP)

Little Butler is a singer/songwriter from County Meath, Ireland. He has played shows throughout Ireland as well as UK, America, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Having traveled to Adelaide, Australia in 2017 to begin recording his debut EP, it was here he teamed up with renowned producer and mix engineer, Mick Wordley in Mix Masters Studios. During January, February and March of 2018, the Little Butler EP was recorded with the help of local Adelaide musicians, Kelly Menhennet, Chris Parkes, Julien Ferraretto and Richard Coates. The Irish proverb, “Music is what emotions sound like” really is something that can be found in Little Butler’s lyrics and music and the EP is something that will surely pull the heart strings of the listener.

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