There are artists who have been on the music scene for long time and you get the impression they have been here forever. Niall Connolly is one of them. Originally from Cork, Ireland, he is one of the most hard working musicians you will ever meet. As incredible as it sounds, Dream Your Way Out of This One is his 8th album in 16 years. But this collection of songs is as fresh as ever.
Each and every one of us have surely been in love at some point in our lives. Whether the love is happy or unrequited, it's always there. That could be the message of a new single by Art Block, a songwriter from east London whose influences include the likes of Jeff Buckley or Thom Yorke.
Silked & Stained is a hard rock band from Athens, Greece formed in late 2013. Most recent achievements were the 3rd place award at Warfield Competition organized by Metal Hammer Magazine Greece and Remedy live Club as well as playing live along big names such as Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart), Wild Rose, Hell in The Club, Outloud and George Gakis and many others as opening acts, getting very good reviews in the process. 2016 found them at CFN recording studio recording their debut album with Dion Christodoulatos (Sorrowful Angels, Foray Between Ocean) as a producer, mixing and mastering engineer.
Australian Brice Sedgwick has already gained attention and critical acclaim with his debut album Pacifico where he really showed himself as an artist of a serious talent and bright future. Now he's back with new EP called Venice. Sedgwick's style is hard to categorize - which is a good thing and it has something to do with originality and uniqueness which is something every songwriter is looking for.
Belfast singer/songwriter Padraig Lalor and his album Light Up tell stories of exile, share local history and bring a little peace to the chaotic world of 21st century. The artist himself says he wanted to tell stories that show what it was like growing up in the troubled city of Belfast. We don't hear that many songs with such personal touch about these times so that's where Lalor's work definitely catches listener's attention.
Marc Kavanagh is a singer/songwriter from Dublin who has had a passion for music and songwriting since he was 16 years old. A self-taught guitarist and singer,
Kavanagh's music is inspired by the music of David Bowie, U2, Pink Floyd and Chris Cornell. His debut album As We Rise And Fall is due to release in March 2018.
Kieran Mulvihill is a solo artist from county Kerry. His songs aim to shed the light on things that make us unique, bring us together, tear us apart and keep us sane. He captivates the audience with his emotive lyrics and storytelling. Kieran supported acts like Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey and has been gigging around the Dublin circuit for the past two years either solo or with the band.
Tallaght songwriter Shane Ó Fearghail has been based in Vienna for a few years now. He is a founding member of Vienna Songwriting Circle as well.
His latest album They Might See Dolphins is a collection of catchy and honest songs combined with an unmistakable voice. This recording proves to the listener the healing power of music.