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Sunday, 22 December 2019

Thoroughbredmusic - Press Release

Thoroughbredmusic is delighted to announce the release of the Ronan Furlong’s superb new single ‘The Jupiter Express’ out on 17th Jan 2020, from the new album - ‘Diotima’s Ascent’ - Physical CD album release impacting 24th Jan 2020





Download the album 'Diotima’s Ascent’ with the single 

‘The Jupiter Express’ FREE here: 


The fabulous animated video for the song ‘Hades Nebula’ from the album, which was produced by D Varma, Writer, Film Maker & Producer (Animation and Live Action) of https://raastastudios.com/





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




Ronan playing live acoustic tracks from the ‘Diotima’s Ascent’ album:




The Glass Ceiling:


Great review of ‘Diotima’s Ascent’ by renowned music journalist Jackie Hayden for Hotpress:


Ronan: a renowned guitarist is regarded as one of the finest at his craft in Ireland and has received global airplay. The video for his song "Hoplite Armour", was nominated for International awards and the song reached Number 1 on the Irish iTunes chart!


Ronan’s new album ‘Diotima’s Ascent’ has made the charts in Hotpress 



as one of their top 20 albums of this year 2019 – coming in at Number 19, following his previous album ‘Minerva’s Meddling’s success which also made the top 20 in 2017.


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 an anticipated 9,000 people when Richard fought London based Michael ‘Venom’ Page at the 3Arena, Dublin on 27th September, and to a global TV audience.

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'.

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 very 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.

WEXFORD singer/songwriter Ronan Furlong's chart-topping video single 'Hoplite Armour' was shortlisted for the Paris Music Video Underground Festival and was considered for the 'Best of the Best Awards' in Los Angeles later in the year. David tucker Wexford People

Please consider for airplay, playlist, video showing, and interview. Ronan is available for interviews and live sessions, for more details contact:


Adrian Collis Tel: 07727 126645 adriancollis@thoroughbredmusic.co.uk

Thoroughbred Music Ltd – January 2020

Saturday, 7 December 2019

New Artist Name



Just thought I'd let people know im releasing 3 albums under my other artist name David N Slater and not Musical Artizan There shall be no singles on this, albums only.

How this came about is quite unusual I made a mistake when releasing an album earlier on in the year.

Rather than take it down and re-release with the corrected name I decided to leave it alone.

So now months later I'm releasing some work under this other name, which of course is my real name.

There are 3 albums one is an all piano exotic scales work the 2nd is a choral choir SATB work and the last is a set of orchestral works

The albums due out in march next year. Are: 1) Piano Collection, 2)  Experimental Chorus  and 3) Romancing Angelica.

I took the decision to use Exotic Scales. For some I used the same scale throughout, for others, I changed scales fairly often in the same work this is what distingushes these works from my normal works at Musical Artizan. They should all have a rather different sound from what your all used to from me.

I would interested in any feedback in the comments

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Thoroughbredmusic - Press Release

Thoroughbredmusic is delighted to announce the release of the Ronan Furlong's superb new album:





Diotima's Ascent impacting now.  www.ronanfurlong.com

Download the album Diotima's Ascent with the singles 
The Silver Torca, Hades Nebula FREE here: 


Ronan Furlong's great new 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 an anticipated 9,000 people when Richard fought London based Michael Venoma Page at the 3Arena, Dublin on 27th September, and to a global TV audience.

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. It's an absolute belter of a tune.'

The fabulous animated video for the song Hades Nebula from the album, which was produced by  D Varma, Writer, Film Maker ; Producer (Animation and Live Action) of  https://raastastudios.com/ 

See the video here:





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

  

Great review of Diotima's Ascent by renowned music journalist Jackie Hayden for Hotpress:
Album Review: Ronan Furlong, Diotima's Ascent | Hotpress

Ronan; a renowned guitarist is regarded as one of the finest at his craft in Ireland and has received global airplay. The video for his song "Hoplite Armour", was nominated for International awards and the song reached Number 1 on the Irish iTunes chart! 
Ronan's album Minerva's Meddling was rated by

Hotpress https://www.hotpress.com/

as one of their top 20 albums of the year in 2017, coming in at Number 18, a chart topped by one Mr. Robert Plant   

Ronan quotes on Diotima's Ascent:  

"First of all, from a purely musical perspective I wanted the Album to be as diverse as possible to engage the listener. To achieve this I explored a broad range of musical styles and lyrical themes. For example, there is an eclectic range of guitar styles on display from Irish/Celtic style guitar on "Treasures and Fountains" and "the Silver Torc", to the distinctly Spanish/Eastern tones on "The Trap" and "Samarkand". 

In terms of the overall approach, the intention was to inject as much energy as possible into the songs, with the electric guitar being used throughout to instill potency and a sense of adventure where appropriate (e.g. "The Jupiter Express" and "Gweedore"). I also used a number of different guitar tunings to each song a distinctive vibe from its predecessor. 

I wanted to bring a level of commitment to the singing to breath ownership and conviction into the lyrics and provide the songs with a sense of passion and urgency (e.g. "The Glass Ceiling" and "Will You Come To Meet Me?"). I also adopted a persona for some of the songs to allow me depart from my usual vocal style (e.g. "The Jupiter Express"). There is a strong sense of escapism in some of the songs (e.g. "Samarkand") with space and the wider universe also being explored in "Hades Nebula" and "Forged Inside a Dying Star" which are aimed skyward. Songs such as "The Trap" and "The Glass Ceiling" explore more earthy practical "day to day" challenges that we all face in our lives. 

The drumming varies from song to song from Jazzy styles to more aggressive approach in "Will You Come to Meet Me?" (described by Hotpress as "Keith Moon" style drumming, a comparison I will take all day!). 

In summary, the overriding goal was for each listener to get a sense of escapism and adventure from the songs, with contrasting styles, thought provoking lyrics and strong musicianship on display. Ultimately the hope was that the songs would stimulate the imagination and provide an opportunity for escapism and hopefully lead the listener down fresh avenues to explore."   

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 int the performance."


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 very 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.


WEXFORD singer/songwriter Ronan Furlong's chart-topping video single 'Hoplite Armour' was shortlisted for the Paris Music Video Underground Festival and was considered for the 'Best of the Best Awards' in Los Angeles later in the year. David tucker Wexford People 

Please consider for airplay, playlist, video showing, and interview.  Ronan is available for interviews and live sessions, for more details contact:

Adrian Collis Tel: 07727 126645 adriancollis@thoroughbredmusic.co.uk

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Introducing SUNKISSED Veronica Fusaro



VERONICA FUSARO

EN Bio


In the quiet remoteness of her home recording studio, Veronica Fusaro developed her characteristic soul pop sound and the bluntness of her songs. Influenced by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Tracy Chapman and Lana Del Rey, Fusaro first stepped into the spotlight in 2016 with her self-produced EP ‘Lost In Thought’ and surprised the Swiss music industry by winning the ‘Demo of the Year’ at the prominent national M4Music Festival. Also awarded ‘Best Talent’ by the national radio station SRF3, she was subsequently nominated for a Swiss Music Award in 2017.

Her second EP ‘ICE COLD’ was released in February 2018 and she performed a single from it entitled ‘Better If I Go’ at the Swiss Music Awards in Zurich and two days later at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Touring ever since, Fusaro’s music has matured and gained her many new admirers along the way. In all, Veronica performed almost 140 shows in 2018, a number that’s not bound to decrease in 2019. On stages large and small, from New Zealand to the UK and back to Switzerland, she has captivated audiences by building sound structures with live multi-instrumental loops, playing with her band or simply by standing at the front edge of the stage playing her songs using just her guitar and affecting voice. Being the support act for Mark Knopfler in the amphitheater in Nîmes, Eagle-Eye Cherry on 11 dates in France, Ibeyi in London, playing Glastonbury 2019 and playing at the opening night of the renomated Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, mark only a few of the many highlights of her young career.

Following ‘Lost in Thought’ and ‘ICE COLD’, ‘Sunkissed’ is Fusaro’s third EP. With its sixties soul beat and nods to Dusty Springfield and Adele, the world of ‚Sunkissed’ is a deeper dive into the world of soul music, which very much enhances Veronica’s voice - skillfully balancing between the depth and playfulness of her music: pure, powerful and intimate.

Social Media Links 

https://veronicafusaro.com/
https://www.facebook.com/veronicafusaro
https://twitter.com/fusaroveronica
https://www.instagram.com/veronicafusaro/
https://www.youtube.com/c/VeronicaFusaroOfficial

Music Links


Monday, 16 September 2019

Introducing Mark J Gidden's Have you Heard?


The brilliant new album by Mark J Gidden! Full of indie goodness, stunning songwriting and edgy guitars. Featuring the acclaimed singles "Best Last Chance', 'Catch Me Out' and 'Caesar'.

Sounding like a particularly English mix of Suede and The Feeling - 'Have You Heard' encapsulates all that is best in British Indie - beautiful guitar melodies added to Mark's distinctive vocal and a killer choruses!


Mark J Gidden is a singer songwriter who has been actively involved writing and recording music since the 90s.

Originally influenced by bands such as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and Pixes, Mark fronted Peterborough based band Traveller and won that city's Band of the Year competition in 2001.

Other projects followed, including playing drums for Emery, and as singer / guitarist for North London band Twenty81.

Now based in St Albans, Mark has more recently focussed on solo recordings and live acoustic performances to try out new material.





Saturday, 14 September 2019

introducing Patrick Yeboah

Journey




Patricks first single Journey written and performed by patrick himself is set to take the world by storm. 

His next track is due out next month 

Direct from his youtube channel comes his rendition of Spirit by beyonce




Why not give his Youtube a subscribe? Patrick is a rising star and is going places. Keep up the good work Patrick.


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Introducing Ezra Tennen - Last Night



Ezra Tennen is tired of the monotonous bland state of pop and is ready to get back to euphoric bops drenched in catchy hooks, candy coated choruses and pure pop escapism.

Ezra has played countless dorm rooms, campus bars, and house parties to a growing audience. These performances have quickly taken on a life of their own, filled with audience participation and emotional engagement, encouraging Ezra to write catchy music inspired by the early works of pop superstars Kesha, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry in order to heighten the experience.

Inspired by pure fun, late nights, best friends, and passionate desire, Ezra’s music is a fantastical non-stop party where the spontaneous urges of youth run wild and free. Ezra Tennen has recently partnered with Hamilton-based independent label Maisonneuve Music to release a series of singles set for release in 2019 and beyond.

For bookings and general inquiries contact: ryanhefford@mgmtrust.ca

Listen to Last Night here  He has been featured on Bandrec's playlist Best of New Hits 2019  and has listeners in across the globe 


Saturday, 1 June 2019

This is Duncan Ivany & the North Coast Band

Duncan Ivany & The North Coast Band formed in November 2018 with a mission to bring soulful music to Canadians and music lovers all over the world. While living and recording in a cabin in the hills of Erin, Ontario, three gentlemen have been making Indie-folk-rock music. They are letting their true musical personalities shine and it is showing in their new music. The music is inspired by the likes of: Bahamas, Bruce Springsteen and Jack White. Check out their first single “Restless” available for pre-order on all major streaming sites.

New EP released 31st May 'The Cabin Demos'.


They have listeners in California, USA and amazingly Aberdeen, Scotland 

They can be 'found' on


Hey Guys I have added 2 of your songs to this playlist
Watch your stats grow over the next week



Friday, 31 May 2019

What is a caprice in music ??

Caprice : a piece of music, fairly free in form and of a lively character. The typical capriccio is one that is fast, intense and virtuoso in nature.


One example of a famous Caprice is Paganini's Caprice 24

Other examples can be found below 




This my attempt Caprice No 1:









Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Artist Feature Kevin Nichols

This is Kevin Ray Nichols

Kevin Ray began his music journey as a teenager when he wrote with his brother. Later he joined the  Air Force, after 21 years he shares his passion for music,worship and Jesus.



  



Top Featured Playlists  by Mark Grundhoefer and Haven Yates






Kevin Ray can be found on Follow the Stars (2019) which is  curated by Mellisa Marks who's own musical journey has been filled with wonderful opportunities and who is inspired by Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston  



Kevin Ray can also be found on Underground on Holy Ground curated by Musical Artizan (myself) Email musicalartizansubmissions@gmail.com if your an underground christian artist and want to be added.

Press Release Specific Moments Fly Me Away





Specific Moments is a happy go lucky band from Bergen Norway. Still, their songs are about real life issues. This is music suitable for both that really good party mood and those moments when a proper song is what you need to get things going

Fly Me Away is about finding a sanctuary or a peaceful place to go when you are overwhelmed with either stress or negativity. Fly away to someplace different that lets you find your own inner peace.

Fly Me Away is the first offering from their forthcoming EP, released by Lekrofon. This is a guitar driven sing along funky pop song that really sticks! We hope to see it hit the airwaves and suitable playlists.

Release 7. June 2019 : Fly Me Away 3:28 : funky indie pop

Music Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Funk Pop

Similar bands/inspirations: John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage The Elephant & Foo Fighters

Instruments: Vocals, Guitars, Saxophone, Keys, Bass and Drums






Find them on spotify 





Find them on these playlists



Find them on YouTube! 





Find them on FacebookTwitter ,Instagram

The following is a copy of their facebook bio which I have translated in google translate

Minimumskravet til musikkonservatoriet i København er en utdannelse innen musikk. Heldigvis oppfylte ikke Martin dette kravet, da han og Fredrik kun har en bachelor som musikklærer. Dette medførte til at bandet som kun skulle være et prosjekt for å prøvespille på konservatoriet fikk en mer permanent status, og fikk navnet Specific Moments. 

Med på lasset kom også Ben og Kenny, som en stabil og trygg rytmeseksjon. Denne kombinasjonen av musikere skaper en sjangerforståelse og musikalsk retning som er unik innen bandmusikk. Specific Moments er influert av det positive og dansbare, og har som filosofi at uansett hvor mørke temaer det blir skrevet om, så skal det alltid være en "silver lining".

Translation

The minimum requirement for the music conservatory in Copenhagen is an education in music. Fortunately, Martin did not meet this requirement, as he and Fredrik only have a bachelor's degree as a music teacher. This meant that the band that was only going to be a project to test play at the conservatory got a more permanent status, and got the name Specific Moments. Ben and Kenny came along as well, as a stable and safe rhythm section. This combination of musicians creates a genre , understanding and musical direction that is unique in band music. Specific Moments is influenced by the positive and the danceable, and has as a philosophy that no matter how dark themes are written about, there should always be a "silver lining". 


Monday, 27 May 2019

Artist Feature Ko Euno

This is Ko Euno

The Season released less than 9 hours ago this  beautiful relaxing piano music is suitable for bedtime listening, it brings a sense of calm too.

This is one artist I will be listening to more often.  


I can't say much about this artist as they don't have a bio on spotify yet. If anyone knows more please get in touch as I would like more details.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Atonal Piano and Strings



Atonal music is a generalizing term used to define music that seems to lack a clear tonal centre. Nearly all music in the western classical tradition is considered 'tonal': that is, its harmonic structure is primarily triadic and hierarchically organized around a prominent tonal centre

I do my best work when I cobble things together, if had tried to plan this I would not have been able to make it work. 





If you dont know the difference watch this little video.




Here is what the score looks like.


If you want more info then have a look at this article on wikipedia.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Artist Feature Fashion Week


This is Fashion Week

Fashion Week describe themselves as an alternative rock band. They originate in Columbus Ohio










Their top track Scars has had over 200,000 streams Dark of the Cinema and Everyone Pretends have both had more than 20,000. They definately are making an impact. According to their stats they enjoyed a significant increase in streams recently. Well Done!! 


Among ther related artists are Scarlet Lane and Siobhan Dakay




Top Featured Playlists from Abrax Phaeton and Hack the Town SRS 







Artist Feature War Syntaire

December 13th their release of their latest album.




He is a wide ranging artist which is evidenced by the fact that he has well over 10K followers
Among his related artists are Perk and Gulf Stream Riders.


Currently his most popular track is Banger

Friday, 24 May 2019

Artist Feature Green Knuckle Material

Artist Feature Green Knuckle Material


Hey this song starts with guitar then the sax comes in

Its part of the new release Back to Your Roots 





Featured on several playlists including this one by Emily




According to their profile these guys have a unique history

They are one time travelling George Kilroy Martin the universes last hope

Essentially 1 into 5 equals 20%

They each need the other to be complete !!!

Whilst the fate on the universe rests  on these guys shoulders.

The Queen of Dragons flies into the rising sun !

Apparently shes on the other side.

Waiting !!

Hey great job on getting just over 37000 listeners




Artist Feature Vinny Ray Fukin Johnson

Artist Feature Vinny Ray Fuckin Johnson








According to his soundcloud this guys been shot and survived.



This is his spotify artist profile





Remember Nick Cruz: The Cross and the Switchblade.

Amazing story

The cross and the switchblade

Unfortunately they use guns now even semi automatics and even worse.



I recommend it as a good read for everyone !!

Here is Nick Cruz personal testimony from youtube








Hey Vinny Ray, I bless you with God's amazing love. May His grace fill your life and allow you to fullfill your God given purpose!

If you have not already give my daretobelieve blog a  read.

DaretoBelieve.





Sunday, 28 April 2019

new blog


Well its 20 to 4 in the morning and I've just moved all my artists blogs away from my merchandise blog on to this new Artist Blog.

Listening to songs from my heartache and love playlist.

Got my headphones on too (Bluetooth is awesome)

Sunday tomorrow so  I'm going to mum's for breakfast, then church.

Church is a major part of my life.

Sunday morning during the worship is when I pen my daretobelieve blog source material. I say source material but the words just form in my head. I just tidy up punctuation and spelling at home the next day.

When things are flowing, punctuation and spelling are the last things I need to think about.

I have 29 blogs already written which are still in draft mode.
So Im ahead of myself when it comes to material.

I plan to read them over some suitable composed music. So thats my next project over the next few months. Not sure how many? As long as it takes I suppose !!

Well that's me done, for now at least.

Bye see you in the next blog.