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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