Schlagwort-Archiv: #singer songwriter

Dan Wilde

Dan Wilde

Dan Wilde (UK) ist ein enorm talentierter Singer-Songwriter aus Blackpool. In Englands Folkszene bereits eine feste Größe, wurde er für sein zweites Album „With Fire in Mind“ von Kritikern mit Lob überhäuft: „Es ist eine einfache Wahrheit… ‚gut’ ist immer ‚gut’ – und „With Fire in Mind“ ist genau das“ (Tim Carroll, Folkwords).

Sein drittes Studioalbum ist im April erschienen. Viele der neuen Lieder werden nun live zu hören sein – und wir dürfen gespannt auf sie sein. Ein halbes Jahr in Russland sowie Veränderungen in seinem Privatleben haben diesen vielseitigen Songschreiber reifer werden lassen, mutiger in seinen Texten und noch fantasievoller in seinen Melodien. Sein exzellentes Fingerpicking auf der akustischen Gitarre sowie sein mühelos klare Stimme garantieren stimmungsvolle Abende der Extraklasse.

http://www.danwilde.net/

 

Weitere Videos hier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ylOKIOdBFE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9p3BkVxAfE

 

Dan Wilde (UK) is a tremendously talented singer-songwriter from Blackpool. Being an established artist in England‘s folkscene, his second album “With Fire in Mind” received great critical acclaim: “It’s a simple truth…’good is always good’ – and ‘With Fire in Mind’ is exactly that” (Tim Carroll, Folkwords).

His third studio album will was released in April. Many of the new songs will now be played live – and we may well look forward to them. Half a year in Russia as well as changes in his private life made him more mature, more courageous in his lyrics and even more imaginative in his melodies. His excellent fingerpicking style on acoustic guitar and his effortlessly clear vocals guarantee musical entertainment of the finest.

Tom Copson

Posters (Tom Copson)

Unter seinem Bühnennamen Posters zieht Tom Copson mit seiner 4 Oktaven umfassenden Stimme und seiner intensiven Bühnenpräsenz das Publikum überall in seinen Bann. Begleitet wird er von seinem Perkussionisten an der Cajon. Seine 10jährige Bühnenerfahrung macht es ihm leicht, mit jedem Publikum zu interagieren und er begeistert seine Zuhörer auch mal mit einem etwas bekannteren Cover. Er blickt auf die Veröffentlichung zweier EPs und eines Albums zurück und hat bereits so viele neue Songs, dass ein neues Albums längst überfällig und in Planung ist. Tom Copson kommt aus der Nähe von Cambridge und lebt jetzt bei London.

https://www.facebook.com/tomcopson/?fref=ts

 

Weitere Videos hier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuFXAR7mjfk (Cover)

https://soundcloud.com/postersmusic

 

Under his stage name Posters Tom Copson intrigues audiences everywhere with his intense stage presence as well as his 4 octave ranging voice. He is being accompanied by his percussionist on Cajon. His 10-years of stage experience make it easy for him to interact with any audience and he would thrill his listeners with the odd more well-known Coversong. He looks back on two EPs and one album and already has so many new songs that a new album is past due and in planning. Tom Copson is from somewhere near Cambridge and now resides outside of London.

The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers

Mit ihren perfekt zusammen passenden Stimmen erschaffen Sian Chandler und Ray Hughes mühelos ihren ganz eigenen Genre-übergreifende Stil, in dem sich Elemente aus Folk, Roots, Americana und Südstaaten Rock vereinen.

Sie sind zwei Jahre lang durch die UK und die US getourt und haben sich in dieser Zeit schon eine große Fangemeinde erobert. Ihre Debüt EP „Strangers we meet“ hat enthusiastische Kritiken geerntet: “…gorgeous close harmonies – two voices paired to perfection” (Fresh on the Net). Ein Jahr lang haben sie an ihrem absolut beeindruckenden Debütalbum “Soaked to the Bone” gearbeitet, mit dem ihnen ein neuer Riesen-Erfolg sicher ist.

http://theblackfeathers.com/

 


Weitere Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5cxKb74Xcg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gug7gix5MsQ

The Black Feathers (Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes) are an award-winning duo from Gloucestershire in England. The perfectly paired voices of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler intertwine effortlessly to create a sound combining elements of folk, roots, alt-country and americana.

The Black Feathers have spent the last three years honing their skills as songwriters and performers, and have spent the last year working on and recording their impressive debut album ‘Soaked to the Bone’. They are a highly regarded and respected duo on the scene, and this long awaited debut album is going to catapult them to new heights.

Dan Wilde

Jahreswechsel-Konzerte/ Turn of the Year gigs Dan Wilde

27.12. Café Kommodig im Landhaus Schütt, Quern, 20h 10,-/12,-€ 28.12. 28.12. Dünenhotel Rantum, 20 Uhr, Eintritt frei 30.12. Sylter Tagesbar, 18 Uhr, Eintritt frei https://www.facebook.com/events/532378076937274/ 02.01. Lebenshilfe Sylt, 20h, 6,-€/ 4,-€ (erm.) https://www.facebook.com/events/514422742072219/

Troy Faid

Duo Spring Tour 2016 Troy Faid and Tim Loud

March 12th Bern, Zoobar, http://www.zoobar.ch/

March 13th tba March 14th CH, Wetzikon, Molly Malone Irish Pub, http://www.mollymalone.ch/default.php

March 15th CH, Zurich, Langstars, Zurich, http://www.langstars.ch/de/

March 16th Germany, Waldshut, Altes Stellwerk, http://stellwerk-waldshut.de/

March 17th CH, Solothurn, Altes Spital, http://www.acousticnights.ch/

March 18th Winnenden, Palme (Bar), https://www.facebook.com/PalmeWinnenden?fref=ts

March 19th Mainz, Schon Schön (Bar), http://www.schon-schoen.de/

March 20th Cologne, Kulturcafé Lichtung, http://www.lichtung.ws/

March 21st Steinhude am Meer, Filou, https://bistrofilou.wordpress.com/

March 22nd Sylt, Rantum, Dünenhotel Rantum

March 23rd Sylt, Sylter Tagesbar, https://www.facebook.com/events/1512525672390801/

March 24th Husum, Musikschule Workshop Musik, http://www.musikunterricht-husum.de/

March 26th (Easter Saturday). Husbyries, Meyer’s Plunschli, http://www.plunschli.de/plunschli/

March 27th (Easter Sunday) Amsterdam, Checkpoint Charlie, http://www.cafecheckpointcharlie.nl/

Spring Tour Posters (Tom Copson)

Happy to announce the dates for Posters‘ Spring Tour. Tom Copson (now performing as Posters) starts in Zurich today and will also perform in the very North of Germany as he did before. See all the dates below.

March 30th, CH, Zurich, Bagatelle, http://songcircle.net/

https://www.facebook.com/events/929065030534601/

March 31st, CH, Zurich, Jenseits im Viadukt

https://www.facebook.com/events/845854722191169/

 April 1st CH, Bern, Zoobar

https://www.facebook.com/events/619427878209889/

April 5th D, Karlsruhe, Mapa Café

https://www.facebook.com/events/1731861400433495/

April 6th, Bamberg, Ostbar

https://www.facebook.com/events/1510428522600325/

April 10th D, Hamburg, Haus 73

http://www.dreiundsiebzig.de/

April 12nd D, Sylt, Rantum, Dünenhotel Rantum, 20h, freier Eintritt

April 13rd D, Sylt, Westerland, Sylter Tagesbar, 18h, freier Eintritt

https://www.facebook.com/events/436427166567755/

April 14th D, Husum, Rock & Pop Musikschule Husum, 20h, freier Eintritt

https://www.facebook.com/events/1090550354329933/

April 15th D, Quern, Café Kommodig im Landhaus Schütt, 20h (Einlass/ 19h) Tickets 12,-/ 10,- https://www.facebook.com/events/173615359691499/

April 18th D, Chemnitz, INSPIRE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1775146616040269/

April 30th D, Hamburg, Mathilde, Literatur & Café, Bogenstraße 5, freier Eintritt,

www.mathilde-hh.de

Mai 4th D, Steinhude am Meer, Filou, Eintritt frei

https://bistrofilou.wordpress.com/

May 6th D, Bonn, Folk Club Bonn, Eintritt frei

https://www.facebook.com/groups/375940232245/,

May 8th NL Amsterdam, Checkpoint Charlie, 16.30h

http://www.cafecheckpointcharlie.nl/

Jason Tyler Burton

Jason Tyler Burton – The Ballad of Sally Moore EP

Jason Tyler Burton
Album: The Ballad of Sally Moore EP
Label: Self Released
Tracks: 3
Website: http://www.jasontylerburton.com/

The “Ballad of Sally Moore” is a touching story, viewed at from three different angles, told in three different songs. Jason Tyler Burton is a fantastic songwriter whose wonderful chord progressions have intrigued me on his debut EP as much as on his debut album and now again in this new project of his. Now, despite the sad topic of a woman who flees from domestic violence, these three songs are not all sad. The first one, sung from the perspective of her abusive husband, being the saddest one is followed by two rather upbeat tracks. Their instrumentation is diverse and creates a superb sound texture that displays the Burton’s classy acoustic guitar style beautifully. Moody electric guitar solos as well as some nicely chosen string parts add to the special atmosphere in the second and third track. Burton’s vocals are touching and authentic, he completely devotes himself to the storytelling. The three songs manage to show how one person’s fate can create so many thoughts and images in the surrounding people and touches them in different ways. It surely shows that everyone’s life matters and certainly has an influence on others and that is a consoling thought. This might be why despite the sad story behind it the songs don’t leave you sad. Here are three masterpieces of excellent song writing, every song carefully build and formed in order to convey their stories as tangible as possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCw4VtqdX3Y

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Tobias ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

Tobias ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater – The Burning Low EP

Tobias ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater
Album: The Burning Low EP
Label: Self Released
Tracks: 6
Website: http://www.tobiasbenjacob.com/

Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater are one of those duos that, once heard, you just want to hear more of. Their vocals match perfectly and their instruments complement each other extremely well. Lukas’s versatile and creative double bass lines underlay the moody songs with a vibrant tone and Tobias’s delicate finger picking guitar style gets a beautiful juxtaposition. The hit of this record clearly is “Burning Low”, that’s probably why chosen as the opener and also the title song. It is a strong song and one of those songs that you don’t forget. The rhythmic bass line drags you in and creates a certain tension that stays for the whole length of the song, and beyond. The other 5 songs though have a lot to offer too. The intriguing “The Devil & Tobias ben Jacob” with many passages whispered is unusual and deserves attention. Also “A Polyphonic Life” has something very special about it – it says: “Let me breathe, let me fly, let me live a polyphonic life…”, that’s nicely put any music lover will be able to relate to it. The melody is gorgeous and holds lots of little surprises. And it does justice to Tobias ben Jacob’s vocal qualities that are displayed beautifully in this final song of a fabulous debut EP.

11/ 15

The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers – Down by the River (single)

The Black Feathers
Album: Down By The River
Label: Blue House Music
Tracks: 1
Website: http://theblackfeathers.com

A new release from the small but fine label Blue House Music: The single “Down by the river” is a perfect teaser for the keenly awaited debut album by one of the most promising folk duos in the UK: It’s an up tempo, country like tune that has a lovely toe tapping rhythm. As juxtaposition there are the gloomy lyrics about loss and desperation. Ray Hughes’ and Sian Chandler’s vocals match perfectly as on their debut EP “Strangers we meet”. Goosebumps guaranteed. The arrangement is wonderful. There is a beautiful a capella bit in between a well-rounded instrumentation of double bass (John Parker), mandolin (Russell Smith) and violin (Anna Jenkins). This song puts you into the right mood to listen on…can’t wait for the album release…

12/ 15

Lewis & Leigh

Lewis & Leigh – Hidden Truths EP

Lewis & Leigh
Album: Hidden Truths EP
Label: ALM
Tracks: 4
Website: http://www.lewisandleigh.com/

Their third EP within just over year shows the incredible creativity of this fantastic Welsh/ American duo, Lewis & Leigh. It is really hard to say anything sensible about this EP as it is so good that I am a bit overwhelmed by my own enthusiasm. So let’s try to reason: The first song, “Country Comfort” is a quiet song with just a guitar and a piano. This lovely opener shows what those two can do with not much else than they use when they play live. It is full of appreciation for the nice and simple things of country life and reminds us of the hidden treasures in our lives.

The second song is an up-beat, full band plus brass song that underlines the topic of this EP, hidden truths. This song is like an exclamation to stop lying to yourself and instead to follow your heart. It starts all quiet, just with Alva’s sweet vocals, is then followed by Al’s smooth voice and then leads into the chorus that is first sung unisono – a great means to increase tension and variety. These two songs alone are so good and so different that they would have made a fantastic single by themselves. It wouldn’t be Lewis & Leigh however, if there wasn’t more to come: For me completely surprising, a proper upbeat country song follows, with a strong bass line, powerful drums and more brass!

This song is an absolute cracker…without closer attention it comes along as a cheerful country song with some romance in it but in fact it is nothing like that: The story telling in it is so touching and engaging and delivered in a sensationally adequate way: First it’s just him, Al, singing about how he had been delivered on a hospital door as a baby boy, then Alva tells the story from the young mum’s perspective that was too young and not allowed to raise her child herself. So they take turns in telling the story from each their perspectives. Later in life he goes searching for her and finds her. Their first conversation on her doorstep is then sung… you might have guessed it… together. Noone with a heart can not be in tears by now, can they? The thing is, there is no sentimentality about it at all. Remember, the whole sad story is delivered as a cheerful country song, with all the dynamics of youth and love of life in it, only interrupted by Alva’s solos. Some hidden truths are revealed in this story, for sure.

The final song is a smooth Sunday morning toetapper but of course plays with some hidden truths in it too: It is about a long forgotten romantic scene in a long term relationship that both partners wish would come back – it could be read as a reminder of the pleasures of a young and fresh love all the same. Needless to say: I can’t wait for a full length album.

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