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Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Daniel Onorato presents Pin Cushion

Pin Cushion is a band from Long Island that makes music. Whenever they get together, they plug their instruments in and boy howdy does music come out. They mainly draw influence from other musicians and a variety of sounds. In 2019, a notable publication has put them among the likes of other bands in existence during 2019. They play notes, and sing notes, and bang drums, sometimes all at once. When listening to Pin Cushion, one is transported to other times when music was being played. Just give them a listen and you’ll say, “Oh man, this is music.” Their most recent EP Brain Giblets is a prime example of three guys playing four songs.

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Thoroughbredmusic is delighted to announce the release of Ronan Furlong’s new album, ‘The King of Leaves’

Ronan’s music is currently playing on 4,000 US Radio stations, and trending on streaming services globally.

Listen and download the songs from ‘The King Of Leaves’ FREE here:

Superb 8.5/10 Review of ‘The King of Leaves’ album in Hotpress, courtesy Jackie Hayden:

The ‘King of Leaves’ must rank as one of the most diverse and accomplished albums of 2020. This exceptional collection expertly spans musical genres in delivering thought-provoking, melodic songs which expertly showcase Ronan’s skilful musicianship and powerful vocals. This eclectic album contains, hard hitting rock, gentle acoustic numbers, elements of prog, blues and pop, sometimes all within the one song! It has already gained an outstanding review from the esteemed Hot Press magazine rating it as 8.5/10 - Definitely an album to explore and savour.

Superb 8.5/10 Review of ‘The King of Leaves’ album in Hotpress,
courtesy Jackie Hayden:

‘Seneca Said is a wonderful acoustic ballad (with highly original lyrics) delivers intricate guitar picking and heartfelt vocals throughout. The guitar and the vocals are expertly woven to deliver a refreshingly positive, thought-provoking core message to lift any listeners' weary spirits’

The fabulous animated 2020 Grammy Contending animated video for ‘Hades Nebula’:
and a great review here:

Brilliant review and interview of Ronan’s last album, Minerva’s Meddling by highly respected rock journalist Pete Feenstra - European Blues Broadcaster of The Year:

Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Furlong displays an approach songwriting that is refreshingly unique and instantly recognisable. Weaving a beguiling tapestry of intricate guitar work, idiosyncratic lyrics and heartfelt vocals, Ronan's songs are strikingly original, exploring a broad range of philosophical themes in a fresh and contemporary fashion.

Ronan: a renowned guitarist is regarded as one of the finest at his craft in Ireland and has received global airplay. Ronan’s last album ‘Diotima’s Ascent’ made the charts in Hotpress in their top 20 albums of 2019 – coming in at Number 19.

Live acoustic videos:

Hades Nebula:
Hoplite Armour:
Mystic Mountain:


Editors Notes:

Ronan has developed a style that is very much his own, shedding fresh light on ancient core themes of the human condition and re-exploring timeless narratives from a contemporary perspective. As a former student of famed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella, he has acquired a reputation as a guitarist of renown and uses his skills to enhance and compliment his songs using subtle lines and clever licks.

This highly original artist always produces unique, thoughtful music infused with melody and a style that is entirely his own. In a live setting he always provides an eclectic and energetic show and takes time to explain the underlying meaning of his unique songs to involve his audience in the performance. "Ronan’s last single ‘The Silver Torc’ was chosen by Irish hero MMA fighter Richard Kiely as his signature walkout music. Ronan played the song LIVE, in front of 9,000 people when Richard fought at the 3Arena, Dublin on 27th September 2019, and to a global TV audience. RONAN FURLONG - Plays Live at Richard Keily's MMA fight
Richard quotes: ’I am a huge fan of Ronan Furlong's music and I am honoured that he allowed me to use his song for my walkout music. I needed a song that would match the fierce energy and fervour that the Irish crowd bring. When I heard The Silver Torc, I instantly knew I had found that song. After the opening chords hit, the song blew the roof off the 3Arena!

Ronan Furlong Minerva's Meddling on Music-News:

Excellent review of Minerva's Meddling album by Claudia Mendes who has taken great care and time to listen and research the album:

Ronan was featured TWICE on Classic Rock Magazine’s link below for Hades Nebula and The Jupiter Express: Classic Rock Ad Feature - Ronan Furlong
Industry Quotes:

‘Furlong is an assured & engaging solo performer with an expressive, flexible voice & dextrous guitar playing…helping pioneer a superior form of literate, contemporary song-based music for attentive listeners…His elegant lyrics range over a myriad of subjects… That said, Furlong also delivered accessible, snappy tunes…” Jackie Hayden – Renowned Irish Music Journalist and CBS Marketing Manager (masterminding marketing campaigns for Dylan, Leonard Cohen, ABBA, The Clash & Paul Simon).

“Furlong has a style that is unique and certainly makes him stand out on the contemporary singer-songwriter scene. The fact he is an outstanding guitar player certainly helps but it’s in the songs that the real magic lies”. – Brendan Keane - Storytellers.

'Exceptional work fusing music, literature, history, philosophy, mesmerising guitar work and a unique voice, the spirit of creativity soars to new heights. Not for Tiny Tim lovers! Pete Feenstra European/UK Based Blues Broadcaster of the Year 2020.

I am a huge fan of Ronan Furlong’s music and I am honoured that he allowed me to use his song and play it live for my walkout music. After the opening chords of The Silver Torc hit the song blew the roof off the 3Arena. An absolute belter of a tune’ Richard Kiely: Irish MMA Fighter

'Thoroughbred Music is proud to release the unique singer-songwriter Ronan Furlong's new album Minerva's Meddling: one of the most interesting and diverse albums of the last 20 years' Adrian Collis MD Thoroughbred Music

Please consider for airplay, playlist, and interview/session.
Ronan is available for interviews and live sessions, for more details contact:
Adrian Collis Tel: 07727 126645

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Albums due out in 2021


T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang Release Playful Christmas Song and Video, “Christmas in Mexico”

Single is Part Of Sheppard’s New Nine-Album Licensing Deal With Time Life, Spanning 25 Years Of Hit Songs By The Country Music Superstar

Special “Christmas In Mexico” Music Video Exclusively Premiered On Music Crowns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music power couple T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang will release a brand-new holiday single on November 13 titled, “Christmas in Mexico.” The duet is a sweet and romantic trip to sandy beaches and warm sunny days, buoyed by the sounds of mariachi trumpets and steel drums. An accompanying music video premiered exclusively on Music Crowns earlier today, featuring footage of the duo in the studio recording the song. “Christmas in Mexico” marks the first release from T.G. Sheppard’s new licensing deal with Time Life Retail, which encompasses nine albums from the country music icon’s career. Fans can listen to the song HERE.

“We’re always singing and making music together and it just felt like the right time for a fun and dreamy song about Christmas,” says Kelly, who has been married to Sheppard since 2007.

“Christmas in Mexico” kicks off Sheppard’s new licensing deal with Time Life Retail and will be followed with digital reissues of nine albums that feature 10 of his 21 #1 hits as well as “Iconic Duets,” the fan-favorite album he recorded with Lang in 2014. The catalog reflects 25 years of Sheppard’s career, beginning with his 1979 release, “3/4 Lonely.” “Smooth Sailin’,” “I Love ‘Em All” (with T. G.’s first top 40 pop hit, “I Loved ‘Em Every One”), “Finally!,” “Perfect Stranger,” “Slow Burn,” “One Owner Heart” and “T.G.” are also included in the deal.

“As long as I’ve got Kelly and my family by my side, I’m in paradise,” adds Sheppard, “but picturing all of us heading down to Mexico for Christmas is like looking into a little slice of heaven.”

To keep up with future releases and everything T.G. Sheppard, visit HERE.

To keep up with future releases and everything Kelly Lang, visit HERE.

About Time Life:
Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

JD Shelburne Exclusively Premieres Latest Single, “Bottoms Up Sundown” With American Songwriter

Single To Be Included On Upcoming Album ‘Straight From Kentucky’ Due Out in 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music standout, JD Shelburne releases yet another staple country tune titled, “Bottoms Up Sundown.” The single details a simple day in the life of small-town America where you work hard, live right, and take the time to enjoy each blessing as they happen. When life gets complicated and all comes crashing down, this is the perfect song to ground listeners and bring them back to their roots. The release of “Bottoms Up Sundown,” builds anticipation for Shelburne’s upcoming album 'Straight From Kentucky' scheduled for release in early 2021, featuring more catchy country tunes like this. “Bottoms Up Sundown” is available to download and stream on all digital services now and is exclusively premiered on American Songwriter.

To listen to “Bottoms Up Sundown” on American Songwriter visit HERE.

“While preparing to record for my 2021 album, Straight from Kentucky, I spent many hours listening to music,” says Shelburne. At the end of 2019, I had more time on my hands to actually dig down deep into some great songs! I came across “Bottoms Up Sundown” on a demo my producer Phil O’Donnell (George Strait, Blake Shelton) and Brandon Kinney (Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell) had written, which had the vibe I was looking for. It screamed “small-town country anthem” and I know many of my fans can relate to the lyrics. We started testing the song at shows in early 2020 and my fans have begged us for this one ever since. I am so excited for y’all to hear our new version,” shares Shelburne.

Not one to sit for too long, Shelburne has taken every opportunity to deliver motivation through his music to fans through various levels of the pandemic including a handful of interactive Facebook live performances and the creation of a Facebook Fanclub. In addition to this new release, Shelburne was named by Texas Roadhouse as May’s ‘Artist of the Month’ nationwide. His previous single, “Straight From Kentucky” was featured in all locations seeing over 20,000 guests each month. Continuing to count blessings, Shelburne and family also welcomed their first child, Jax Dillon Shelburne in September. With plans to release his next album, ‘Straight From Kentucky’ in early 2021, country music fans will not want to miss what this humble sensation has in store for the coming months!

To keep up with JD Shelburne, follow his social channels linked below.

About JD Shelburne:
Nashville-based country music artist JD Shelburne was raised on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. When JD was 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother. He quickly learned how to play it, and began writing and singing songs on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky area venues, developing a large base of fans along the way. Fast forward to today, JD’s latest album Two Lane Town, is building upon his blossoming career as a modern country singer, songwriter, and performer. His debut single and video for “One Less Girl” world premiered on CMT in 2018, and then went on to become a Top 30 Music Row charted song at country radio. CMT again world premiered his second song and video for “She Keeps Me Up Nights” in April of 2019, which peaked at #3 of their 12 Pack countdown series. At the close of 2019, Shelburne joined international superstars like Lewis Capaldi and Billie Eilish on BandsInTown’s year-end fan favorites list — for playing more shows in 2019 than any other artist on their social networking platform! A global accomplishment for a country boy from rural Kentucky. JD's latest video for "Church Pew Bar Stool" recently hit #1 on CMT's 12-pack countdown.

To keep up with new music and upcoming show announcements visit