Music from the Heart

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Turn The Page - Wasting Time (single)

Formed in 2019 Turn The Page are an exciting acoustic based band from Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland, fronted by singer/songwriter Daryl Ball. Daryl previously had several popular album releases and performed around the world including CBGBs in New York, Glastonbury Music Festival and closer to home in the Ulster Hall in Belfast. Now together with Davy McKendry and Stephen McClelland, Turn The Page deliver mix of well-crafted originals with crowd-pleasing covers. Wasting Time is their latest single.

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Davie Furey - The Final Frontier (feat.Clare Sands) (single)

Fureys' debut album 'Easy Come Easy Go' was very well received in audiences across the country having been showcased by RTÉ, BBC Radio both home and abroad, resulting in a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music.   Nominated three years in a row by The Pure M Awards, for Best Newcomer, Best Male Artist and Best Irish Solo Act.  Davie’s knack for telling a story through song and his ability to engage a crowd have resulted in many sold out shows on his previous tours. The Final Frontier is taken from the forthcoming album Haunted Streets.

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Pine The Pilcrow - If It's True (single)

The Monaghan, Clare and Dublin quartet of Kevin Murray, Hannah Ryan, Shay Sweeney and Robert Campbell create original and imaginative music by combining folk, classical and traditional influences with gruff and angelic vocal harmonies. The release of their self-titled debut E.P. in March 2016 saw them nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Pure M awards, winning The Last Mixed Tape's 'Readers EP of the Year' award and nominated for Best Song at the IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition for their ambient and emotive ballad ‘Don’t Need Me’. In 2020 Pine the Pilcrow are back with a bigger and more epic sound than before. With 3 singles planned over the next 12 months and also a tour around Ireland, the future looks bright for the band.  If It's True is  the first of of the three songs produced by Alex Borwick (Lankum,The Young Folk, Catfish & The Bottlemen).

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Cormac Russell - When the Queen Goes Down (single)

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. 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. He will be releasing his third album 'Regicide' in May of this year.

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David Dee Moore & Vickers Vimy - Leave Your Light On (single)

Singer/songwriter David Dee Moore based in Mayo celebrates 40 years of music-making. He has spent the last 20 years in the west of Ireland as a resident musician at Matt Molloy's bar (The Chieftains). He is also known for running The Acoustic Yard festival and radio shows. For this release he teamed up with Vickers Vimy, who hail from Mayo and craft songs on the border of folk and Americana. Vickers Vimy have collaborated with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames, The Swell season, ex-Kíla) and had the pleasure of recording at Nick Seymour's (Crowded House) studio.

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Davy Lyons - Evidence

Davy Lyons, from Wexford, Ireland, based in Barcelona in recent years, writes to survive. Intimate, intense, image-laden, his work tells stories: from the early ballads of wanderers, murder and love by a river, to the songs he is writing today, chronicling daily life; sights and characters that cross his watchful heart, chronicles to cheat death. In concert what is discovered in solitary is shared, silence is allowed and valued, melody and word meet, bind us, open us, soothe us, private worlds momentarily united in a ceremony of intimacy.

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Silvernite - So It Began (EP)

Besides the music, a core part of Silvernite is THE STORY. The story of humankind fleeing their home Earth after losing a war agains alien invaders, and the heroes, fighting to take back our home. Their debut release offers a taste of it, and the future will hold a lot more. The music and everything about Silvernite will revolve around the concept of the story.

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Lisa Gorry - Down (single)

Kildare native Lisa Gorry is no stranger to Irish music scene, where her combination of relatable lyrics and tender vocal tones have been honed to craft an intimate performance style. Last year she performed to the packed audience at Ruby sessions, her lyrics echo the sentiment of young Joni Mitchell with the vocal prowess of Dusty Springfield and emotive power of Janis Joplin. "Down" is her second single after having released her debut " Parts" to great acclaim in August 2019.

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Patata - Marry Me (single)

Patata (Shane Devlin) from Donegal, Ireland, is an open, honest and diverse singer/songwriter. His songs draw on raw emotion delivered through prism of folk, rock, pop and jazz influences, his soulful, mellow voice a perfect compliment to the innate musicality of his songs. In 2019, his debut single Valentine, released on Valentine's Day, reached no.7 in the Irish Daily Download Chart. 2020 will see the release of the debut album " Songs for the Silver Screen" which is due in the early summer. Marry Me is the first single from the album.

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Marcus - Obey (single)

Dublin based artist MARCUS mixes influences of Frank Ocean, Amy Winehouse with Skepta and Mos Def, Marcus has created a unique, alternative, urban pop sound. OBEY was written over a year ago about an on/off relationship Marcus was in. It talks about how even though someone can hurt you it doesn't change how you feel about them. Having dropped out of college in 2015 Marcus started writing songs and began gigging continuously around open mic nights in Ireland. The love of performing and songwriting took him to London in 2016 where he honed his craft while playing any and every night he could. OBEY is his debut single.

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