The Fabulous Red Diesel Set To Please Fans With New EP ”The Queensbury House Sessions.”

Jazz, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

Beyond the theatrics of make-up that’s just a little extra; peacock-feather ‘n’ tie dye shirts and a rainbow emitting disco ball lies a voice with the call of the sirens and a hot handle on the blues”

Debbie Bourke, Jazz Journalist

A Husband and Wife on drums, a transgender trumpeter and double-bassist; a synth player and a guitarist named Rabbi Jaffa Delicious. Different? Yes. Unconventional? Yes. Good Music? Absolutely!

Ms Kitty (Kat Lee-Ryan),  Duke Boom (Will Lee-Ryan) on drums; Miss Bea-Have (Beatrice Gullick) and Rabbi Jaffa Delicious (Simon Dobell) have built a loyal fanbase through the fusion classic 60s soul with jazz arrangements and a rhythm section which can skip from hip-hop beats to Latin to funk.

The band shouldn’t be underestimated either as they have worked with the likes of The James Taylor Quartet, Skunk Anansie and Jeff Buckley. Their new EP – a sixteen track project – was recorded in just one take at a disused office block, un-ironically called the Queensbury House.

The record’s lead single ‘Butterfly Mind’ is a beautiful mix of smokey jazz and swooning soul, and a real testament to true love.

It’s about the way my brain works and the way music flits from one person to another, changing their perception (hopefully for the better) by tiny inspirational touches. And then it’s also a love song – I am married to the drummer and I’m saying no matter how many twists and turns and expansions my mind has, I am always grounded in him – you know I’ve got a butterfly mind but I settle on you ‘’

Kat Lee-Ryan

Any Listener can be pleasantly surprised by the music video accompanying this track. Based in a live studio, visuals set the scene with beautiful strobe lights and colours, certain to put anyone in a tranquil mood. As well as soothing vocals, the butterflies flying across the screen are a nice touch bringing it all together.

The ‘Butterfly Mind’ Video can be watched here:

 For More Things, Fabulous Red Diesel, Be sure to check out their social media below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FabRedDiesel/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FabRedDiesel

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Fabreddiesel/

Website: http://www.TheFabulousRedDiesel.com https://www.sparklybird.co.uk/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thefabulous-reddiesel

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6QVUJf9fbGUlknJ7DSDrqQ

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcwSFdbx-xw&ab_channel=TheFabulousRedDiesel

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Nonviolenze Takes Us Deeper In Life With New Album ‘Ghosts of War’

Acoustic, Jazz

Texas based Nonviolenze seems to dabble in all arts.

Whether it be music, paintings and poetry, Nonviolenze continues to amaze and enchant his fans with his many projects. He hopes to continue this with his new album ”Ghost of War.”

Touching upon subjects such as poverty, politics, human rights and equality, “Ghosts of War” combines nine tracks which challenge our social norms and provides an alternative perspective on different aspects of life.

Tracks that stick to mind on this Album are ‘Electron’ and the eponymous title track on the album. The former takes us through the transience of everything around us and explores what everything really means with a really futuristic and astronomic vibe and sound.

It’s unusual yet soothing sound helps the listener to think and take a look at life which is maybe what Nonviolenze wanted.

The video for Electron can be watched here:

Ghosts of War on the other hand explores and questions how religion and scriptures often lead to more division, hate and war.

Again Nonviolenze masters the art of atmosphere with the constant strokes of the acoustic guitar in sporadically spaced timing across the song.

Even though it is intended to be acoustic, it can give the listener nostalgic country vibes which helps to understand and interpret the poignant messages that are in the song.

The highly anticipated album ‘Ghosts of War’ can be streamed below:

For more information on all things Nonviolenze, check out his social media channels below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nonviolenze

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nonviolenze

Website: http://www.nonviolenze.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nonviolenze/tracks

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0g76FqswbKNCWobiocIXip

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFr6g6DDwJma6fdL2OW8UQ/videos

Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla Reissue ‘Gaodhal’s Vision’

Folk, Jazz, Rock

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Back in the 70s, Joe O’Donnell was known as one of the world’s best rock violinists with the bands East of Eden and Headstone, but now he performs alongside his band Shkayla (Gaelic for ‘stories’) who are reissuing Joe’s classic 1977 album Gaodhal’s Vision, to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

At the time, Gaodhal’s Vision, was ‘visionary’ to say the least, demonstrating Joe’s innovative and experimental playing which he combined with the guitar skills of fellow rock-legend, Rory Gallagher, who was a close friend of Joe’s too. Consequently, the record was met with critical acclaim then, and still stands the test of time now as one of the best celtic-rock concept albums ever produced.

As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Joe and Shkayla played a double show at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre which will be featured as an exclusive DVD along with the reissue. The new remastered, enhanced and extended version of Gaodhal’s Vision is available from the band’s website with 20% off until the end of April:

http://joeodonnellsshkayla.com/shop/gaodhals-vision-40th-anniversary-edition/ 

Links:

http://joeodonnellsshkayla.com/

https://soundcloud.com/shkayla

https://www.facebook.com/shkaylaband/

https://twitter.com/shkayla

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfqphCzdhiwEgpykm1SQyg

‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’ – M’GOO

Jazz, Pop

M’GOO are a group of musicians who create easy listening jazz infused pop with strong meanings at the heart of it.

By taking inspiration from more original sources, such as true stories and poems, M’GOO are able to write enchanting love songs with their own unique edge.

‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’ is drawn from a story on Glynn Washington’s Snap Judgement, in which a woman leaves her fiancée after visiting a psychic who tells her that love isn’t always enough.

Despite the tragic circumstances that have inspired the song, there is a very upbeat, positive feel to the track that makes for a relaxed listening experience.

The song is taken from the group’s upcoming album ‘LOVE AND ALL THAT _ _ _ _’ which is also due to be released with a discussion podcast and video art.

Links:

www.mgoomusic.com

www.soundcloud.com/themgooproject

www.twitter.com/mgoomusic

www.facebook.com/mgoomusic

Toyface new album – ‘Follow the Rules of the Trainwreck’

Jazz

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Having been described by a fellow artist as ‘like Laura Marling crossed with Billie Holiday’, Bristol based duo Tamsyn and James, aka Toyface, are a mouth watering proposition for music fans. With a varied collection of 11 songs making up their debut album, the pair have blended an eclectic range of influences that has resulted in an album with strong jazz and cinematic leanings; both playful and plaintive.

The pair’s songwriting process is varied: sometimes involving Tamsyn writing lyrics alongside her own simple structures on guitar; but often times working from a cappellas, which James then lays piano chords underneath. This is clearly a combination that works well and has yielded a crop of songs which are relatable to anybody who has ever found themselves working hard to find a place in the world – a situation most, if not all of us, know well.

In Tamsyn’s own words, the album ‘charts a process of experiencing, coping with, and the eventual resolution of, existential angst that I went through in my early 20s’; by way of heartbreak, physical insecurity and complex family ties’. And it’s from this well of shared stories where Toyface’s main strength lies – their ability to write with searing honesty about the common human experience, and lay those tales out across an intense, shifting musical backdrop.

For an example check out the lead album track ‘Flight’:

The album is set to be exclusively launched in the duo’s home town of Bristol on April 24th, with the album to follow shortly after. The release marks the culmination of a journey that started with a chance meeting on the way back from the Secret Garden Party festival a number of years ago.

Trying to find a way back to Bristol at the end of the festival, Tamsyn managed to find her way onto a truck with a group of revellers heading in that direction. Not long into the journey, an incident on the road left the group stranded for 28 hours waiting for the journey to continue, during which time the group bonded.

With a new festival season on the horizon, there will be plenty more chances to see Toyface in the very near future, starting with that album launch gig on April 24th.

Links:

Www.soundcloud.com/toyface

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

https://twitter.com/toyfacemusic

https://www.youtube.com/user/toyfaceTV

http://toyface.bandcamp.com/