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Saturday, 1 August 2020

Celebration Records LLC presents Crystallized Reflections by Mark Henes

MARK HENES ANNOUNCES DEBUT FULL LENGTH “CRYSTALLIZED REFLECTIONS”



The Nashville troubadour takes listeners on a journey to the heart of American music.

Mark Henes has spent years performing around Nashville’s music scene, cultivating a loyal following with his genre hopping, Americana influenced sound. Now he is finally ready to formally introduce himself to the world with the release of his debut album “Crystallized Reflections,” which features thirteen stellar tracks that touch on everything from country and soul to punk. 

Lead single “Ghost Train” kicks things off. A haunted ode to lost love, the song takes its influence from the outlaw country of the seventies, with a hard edged sound held together by Henes’ booming baritone. Mark immediately starts to show his versatility as he switches gears on album highlight “I Pray, I Pray,” in which he is backed by a soulful horn section. The acoustic guitar driven “The Underground” channels Johnny Cash. “I am traveling to the north country,” he sings mournfully, as a string section sets the mood behind him.

There are many artists out there who can play multiple genres, but very few who can do it as convincingly as Henes. This is best exemplified by “Strip Me Down,” in which the young songwriter shows off a completely different side of his artistry. An energetic pop punk song that would sound right at home on the Warped Tour, it shows Mark at his most confrontational, with a hook that gets stuck in your head right away and stays there for weeks.

Across thirteen songs, Mark rarely repeats himself stylistically, but the entire album is held together by his commanding voice and thematic consistency. On “Arm Full Of Roses,” he slows things down again, with a comforting ballad that might have sounded at home on vintage FM radio in the sixties. The reverb heavy guitars and doo wop harmonies enhance the retro magic of the production, before giving way to chugging blues rock of “Death Was The Penalty,” in which Mark plays the role of convicted criminal as a wall of guitars provides the soundtrack for his getaway.


By the time Henes gets to album closer “Tennessee Hills,” with its old time fiddles and banjos, the listener gets the sense they’ve spent the past hour or so driving slowly across the middle of the country, exchanging stories and songs with a childhood friend. “Crystallized Reflections” is a truly one of a kind album from an artist who is just getting started on his musical journey. 

“Crystallized Reflections” is available everywhere Oct 30, 2020

Contact: contact@markhenes.com

Thursday, 30 July 2020

More from Thoroughbredmusic and Ronan Furlong

Thoroughbredmusic is delighted to announce the release of 2020 Double Grammy contender, 

Ronan Furlong’s new single,
ISRC UK6KK2000001
‘Keep on Turning the Pages’

 releasing on 1st May, 

from the superb new album

‘Minerva’s Meddling’ out 29th May





Download the album 'Minerva’s Meddling’ and the single

‘Keep On Turning The Pages’ FREE here:


The fabulous animated video for the song ‘Hades Nebula’

from the album, was a 2020 DOUBLE GRAMMY CONTENDER for

best music video, and for best performance categories:

https://youtu.be/-JcfH_f7O5w

The video was produced by D Varma, Writer, Film Maker & Producer of https://raastastudios.com/

Ronan is featured TWICE on Classic Rock Magazine’s link below:

https://tinyurl.com/CLASSIC-ROCK-RONAN-FURLONG



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 https://tinyurl.com/Hotpress-Diotima-s-Review in their top 20 albums of 2019 – coming in at Number 19.


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.




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!



More live videos from Minerva’s Meddling: 

Hoplite Armour:




Mystic Mountain:



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.

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

Adrian Collis Tel: 07727 126645 adriancollis@btinternet.com














Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Rocklands Entertainment Celebrates 40 Years of Entertainment Management And Concert Promotion In Canada and 25 Years In The United States






Exclusive Book to be Released Later This Year


NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Prominent entertainment promoters, Rocklands Entertainment celebrates 40 successful years of entertainment management and concert promotion in Canada and 25 years in the U.S.A. Featuring concert management and promotion of legendary acts such as Red Green, Tommy Hunter, Charley Pride, Frank Mills (Mr. Music Box dancer”, Carroll Baker, Kitty Wells, Johnny and Bobby Wright, Mickey Gilley, Roger Whittaker, the late ‘Stompin’’ Tom Connors, Rita MacNeil, George Jones, Tammy Wynette and many more. Rocklands Entertainment ranks with the best on the top 100 promoters in the world chart as reported by Pollstar Magazine in Los Angeles, California. Rocklands Entertainment has delivered one-of-a-kind shows, placing unforgettable memories in the hearts of all audiences along with forming lasting connections with music industry legends.

The story begins in August 1980 when a 17-year-old Peterborough Ontario, Canada native became the youngest licensed entertainment booking agent ever in North America.

“It all started by working in Peterborough back when I was an assistant to local Peterborough disc jockey, "Sunshine" Sean Eyre. I started working with Sean when I was 15. One thing led to another and it soon became apparent that working with live entertainment was my calling. The odds at 17 were all stacked against me getting a booking license, but the right people pulled all the right strings and made it happen,” shares Brian Edwards, Owner and Founder of Rocklands Entertainment.

The rest is history.

Over 5,000 shows and 100+ different entertainers later, Rocklands continues to arrange show stopping performances all over North America. Rocklands has made their mark around the world and has produced shows all over North America, Australia and Scotland. A recent Red Green tour across the United states placed Rocklands in the top 100 tours of the week, three weeks in a row. “Not bad for a couple of Canadian lads from small town Ontario.”

A book is in the process of being released later this year, sharing 40 years of memories with Rockland Entertainment and friends. Ed Arnold, a writer from Peterborough Ontario and Brian Edwards have been in the process of writing for almost a year and are excited to share the stellar charisma and defining voice that Rocklands Entertainment has provided so many over the years.

Like all other entertainment promoters, venues and artists around the world, Rocklands Entertainment promotional events have been halted due to COVID-19. Proving a monumental force to be reckoned with, Rocklands holds an optimistic attitude and considers alternatives instead of accepting defeat. They are adapting and considering putting on smaller shows that follow social distancing standards very soon. Rocklands Entertainment assures that they will be ready to hit the road and put on shows the second it is safe to do so! Stay tuned for future tour announcements via the Rocklands Entertainment website.

What respected music industry figures and friends are saying about Rocklands Entertainment and Brian Edwards:

“Congratulations to Brian and all the Rocklands crew for 40 great years. Brian and I have been friends for most of those years and I have always enjoyed working with the Rocklands folks.” – Charley Pride (Country Music Pioneer and Hall of Fame Member)

"Our association goes back for over 40 years. We have done over 500 shows together and it was all on a handshake. Rocklands, you are the reason for my success… Thank you!” - Tommy Hunter (Canada's Country Gentleman)

“The kindest, most considerate, most decent and most relentlessly honest person to ever work in the field of entertainment.” – Red Green (Comedian)

“Brian Edwards ably assisted by John Lester and staff operate a very tidy no BS business where getting things done is a way of life. Brian's motto is simple, and I quote " Get off your arse and let 'er rip " reaffirming his no nonsense approach to making every step of the way right and taking care of things when not right. We have had a wonderful and profitable relationship for most of Rocklands 40 years.” - Frank Mills (“Mr. Music Box Dancer”)

“This I can say without hesitation... I have “not” met many Promoters/Agents/ Managers, who have maintained such long-lasting relationships with their clients as Brian Edwards has managed to do. I have total respect for Brian Edwards and his work ethic. As a person, I feel so fortunate to call him my friend. Congratulations Brian Edwards, and to everyone at Rocklands Entertainment. I am looking forward to working with you in the future and many more years of our friendship. Your friend always!” - Carroll Baker CM (Canada's first lady of country Music)

“As a young artist, I was able to cut my teeth and learn so many important lessons in country music thanks to the opportunities Brian Edwards and Rocklands Entertainment provided me. Some of my greatest memories were sharing the stage as an opening act for the greatest legends in our genre, and I will be forever grateful for those moments. As I matured as an entertainer, started winning awards, and enjoyed having hits of my own, I looked back fondly on the experiences I had with Brian, and still take a moment today to acknowledge how lucky I was to learn from the icons — Brian being one of them. You do not thrive for 40 years in this extremely difficult business unless you are the best of the best. Rocklands Entertainment, and my friend, Brian Edwards are the best. Congratulations on this incredible milestone, and I look forward to celebrating many more!”- Brett Kissel (JUNO & CCMA Award Winner • Canada’s Male Artist & Entertainer of the Year)

“I had the pleasure of working with Brain Edwards in Canada. The tour was successful for us yours truly and I hope it was successful for him. I would like to congratulate Brian and his beautiful wife for their success and to many more years with Rocklands Entertainment.” - Mickey Gilley (Country Music Artist)

“Brian Edwards enlisted me to create, direct, and perform in the Live Lawrence Welk Show for a decade of tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. I have NEVER felt more supported or valued as an artist than during those years with Rocklands Entertainment. No one worked harder than Brian to "take care of business" and still show us a great time. We were treated like family every step of the way and gratefully, that relationship continues to this day. Happy Anniversary, Brian & Rocklands! You rock!”- Mary Lou Metzger (The "Live" Lawrence Welk show)

For more information follow Rocklands Entertainments’ social channels linked below.



About Rocklands Entertainment:

Rocklands Entertainment Inc., established in 1980 by Brian Edwards, is an entertainment management and concert promotions company focusing predominantly on entertainers with well-established careers in the business, many of whom having reached "legendary" status through the eyes of both their fans and their peers.

Long associations with such entertainers as Kitty Wells, Tommy Hunter, Charley Pride, Frank Mills and the legendary Canadian Icon Stompin' Tom Connors helped establish Rocklands as one with a strong reputation for honesty, integrity and quality of product and service in the industry.

Through their association with "Rocklands”, these entertainers were able to extend their careers leading to lengthy concert tours (at times 6 months non-stop in length) from Coast to Coast in Canada and the United States.

To this day, Rocklands brings entertainment to an audience that has been often left out, yet the demand to see their stable of legends proves that Rocklands has learned that fans still want good family entertainment from performers they have adored over the years.

The reputation of Rocklands has remained steadfast. The company's versatility has also been greatly enhanced and promoting with such shows as, Anne Murray, k.d. lang, Wayne Newton, The Von Trapp Children, "Oh What A Night", Weird Al Yankovic, Alice Cooper and "The Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show".

Monday, 27 July 2020

DON MCLEAN'S 'AMERICAN PIE': DOCUMENTARY, STAGE PLAY AND BOOK IN THE WORKS



Don McLean performs at the 'C'Ya On The Flipside II' concert, benefitting The Troy Gentry Foundation, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. (February 5, 2020) // Photo by Jeremy Westby

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 50 years after he wrote the song, Don McLean is ready to tell the story of “American Pie.”

The singer-songwriter has announced plans for a feature documentary, “The Day The Music Died: The Story Behind Don McLean’s American Pie,” set for release at the end of 2021.

The project will also inform a new stage play that will revolve around McLean’s deep catalog (which includes “Vincent,” “Castles in the Air” and “Wonderful Baby”), as well as a children’s book based on his most famous song.

There’s good reason for all of this activity. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of “American Pie,” an eight-and-a-half-minute epic that chronicled – somewhat cryptically – the politics, youth culture and defining events of the '50s and '60s.

“I was looking for a big idea to write a big song, about a big country,” McLean tells The Tennessean. “And I didn't want to write 'This Land is Your Land' or 'America the Beautiful' or something like that. So I came up with this idea that politics and music influence one another and flow parallel together, forward.”

But even as the documentary aims to tell “the story behind” the song, it won’t crack the codes of its six dense verses – though the public generally agrees on many of its allusions, touching on everything from Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan to Altamont and Charles Manson.

At 74, McLean says he doesn’t want to turn analyzing the song into “a board game.”

“It's not poetic, and I don't want to do it. That's been the reason why. But I am going to get behind the song, and I'm sure that I'll reveal a whole lot about just how it was created, and what was going on in my life. It'll be my story, also.”

“Don has a brilliant spiritual and practical view of what it meant to him, but everyone across the globe has made their own interpretation of what the words mean to them,” says Spencer Proffer, the documentary’s producer.

“And I think that's kind of magical.”

Proffer also produced a 2015 documentary on Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance,” speaking to the likes of Maya Angelou, Brian Wilson and Vince Gill about the song’s impact. He anticipates a similar approach with “The Day The Music Died,” and points to the many prominent artists who have covered “American Pie” over the years, including Madonna and Garth Brooks.

Through interviews, they’ll explore "what (the song) meant to them then, what it means to them now, and what it will mean to generations in the future,” Proffer says.

“I think that's really provocative, and I think you can only do it with a song this great and this deep, with an artist that's this sensitive, like Don McLean."

Development on the stage play will be helmed by Broadway producers Corey Brunish (“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”) and Russell Miller, who’ve formed a joint venture with Proffer’s company. Proffer says they’re aiming for a 2022 debut.

“It's going to be a story pretty much like my life has been,” McLean says. “And it's going to be using many of my songs, as well as (“American Pie”) being the touchstone. So it's got to be something that the average person is going to feel good about seeing, like 'Jersey Boys' or the Temptations show that's out there now. But I hope it'll be a little bit better than that...not too obvious and not too easy.”

Until the coronavirus shut down the concert industry, McLean had kept a busy touring schedule in recent years, including a performance at the Grand Ole Opry House in February. He sat down with Dan Rather for an in-depth discussion of “American Pie” earlier this year.

He’s also continued to deny allegations of abuse made by his ex-wife, Patrisha McLean, whom he divorced in 2016. Patrisha has talked about their relationship in a traveling exhibit about domestic violence, “Finding Our Voices,” and has established a non-profit of the same name.

For now, McLean says he’s enjoying the break that the coronavirus has imposed.

“I can't believe I got to see a pandemic. It's one more thing in my long life that I've experienced.”

He was 24 when he wrote “American Pie,” looking back on a decade defined by revolution and upheaval.

Asked about those who are that age now, in the midst of a momentous year, McLean says, “I think they need music very much right now.”

“We need songs that people can cling to, and get emotional security from. They're not like buildings. Buildings can get knocked down. Statues get turned over. But songs live forever. You can ban my song if you want to, but there will be a million people that know it by heart.”

SOURCE: The Tennessean / by Dave Paulson

About Don McLean:

Don McLean is a Grammy award honoree, a Songwriter Hall of Fame member, a BBC Lifetime Achievement award recipient, and his smash hit “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top 5 song of the 20th Century. A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. His catalog of songs have been recorded by Madonna, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Drake, Weird “Al” Yankovic, and countless others. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2019 honored Don with a star on the Las Vegas Walkway of Stars and his song “And I Love You So” was the theme for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding. Now in 2020, Don signed a recording contract with Time Life to release his catalog of recordings as well as the much anticipated new album Still Playin’ Favorites, which will be released in the Fall. “American Pie” will be featured in the Avengers Black Widow and the Tom Hanks movie BIOS and much more to be announced. And when you think things are slowing down, not so for Don McLean! 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of American Pie with a World Tour to follow.







Don McLean Media Contacts:

Jeremy Westby, jpw@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x800
Scott Sexton, scott@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x802

Don McLean Booking:

Casey Brosten, cbrosten@apa-agency.com, 615-297-0100
Keith Naisbitt, knaisbitt@apa-agency.com, 615-297-0100 

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Ronan Furlong's The Deal Lyrics

The Deal

Well you tell Me it’s a tricky situation 
And you want to be the first one to survive 
And you tell me life can twist and turn and break you
But you want to face the devil with a smile

Cause you’ve found a key In secret meditation 
To a place where time and space do not apply
But you’ve learned the cost of your manipulation is a door that’s closed except when hate arrives

So your sick and tired of your humiliation 
Only tears and years when dreams and life collide
And the path thus far is rank capitulation 
But you want to break the rules just for a while

Cause you’d sell your soul to change your situation and forever isn’t such a long long time
Cause a world that turns in constant tribulation is worth escaping should the chance arise

Open up the door and let your troubles fade away 
Come what may reward is worth the entrance that you pay 

So you live a life of constant resignation but you want to soar so highly in the sky
And it’s hard the cards are dealing you frustration 
and you want to change the rules just for a while 

Cause you’ve found a key In secret meditation 
To a place where time and space will Not apply

But you know that it’s a tricky situation if you want more than your dust to survive

------------------------------------------------------


We all face the decision of what to do with eternity. Yes life is tricky, difficult and hard. More often than not life throws us a curve ball or a bad hand. So the devil will manipulate us into making a deal.

when we realise, we hate the devil and he closes any door he has opened. But how to defeat the devil and gain the upper hand. There's the thing! Time and space don't apply in eternity.

But what about meditation ? Yes what about meditation ! Here's the thing about meditation ? Do NOT empty your mind and try to reach what some people call 'unity' or 'oneness'.

Every single one of us knows how to meditate! Do you know how to WORRY ?? Of course you do! WE ALL DO! THEN YOU KNOW HOW TO MEDITATE!!!

But here's the thing we need to turn our negative meditations around. Remember all those bad things that have been said about you by unthinking people. 'YOU WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO MUCH!', 'YOUR JUST LIKE YOUR FATHER!!' OR EVEN 'A LEOPARD CAN NEVER CHANGE ITS SPOTS!!'


These words replay like a bad record in our minds over and over. Just like in the depths of our soul there is an accuser who wants nothing more than to kill and destroy anything good in our lives.

It's time to put a different record on AND SILENCE THE ACCUSER!! 

LIFE AND DEATH IS IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE !! 

So meditate on positive affirming words  

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE FOR THEM THAT BELIEVE!! 

YES CAPITULATION IS RANK! 

SO DON'T DO IT.  

We capitulate with the bad words spoken over us by unthinking or just downright bad people. 


I know its difficult to overcome. 

But here is the good news. 

IT ISN'T YOU WHO DEFEAT THE ENEMY OF YOUR SOUL.  IT IS A POWER GREATER THAN ALL OF US. ONE WHO HAS A NAME HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER NAME! HIS POWER IS WITHIN YOU!! FOR OUT OF YOUR BELLY THERE FLOWS A RIVER OF LIVING WATER! REACH INTO YOUR GUT AND DRAW THE SOLUTION TO ALL THINGS! IF YOU WANT HELP CHANGING THE BAD RECORD PLAYING IN YOUR MIND 

GO HERE!!


Thoroughbred Music Press Release Persian Sun

Thoroughbredmusic is delighted to announce the release of Ronan Furlong’s new single ‘Persian Sun’ from new album ‘Minerva’s Meddling’




Download the album 'Minerva’s Meddling’ and the single 

‘The Deal’ FREE here: 



The fabulous animated video for the song ‘Hades Nebula’ 

from the album, was a 2020 DOUBLE GRAMMY CONTENDER for 

best music video, and for best performance categories: https://youtu.be/-JcfH_f7O5w


Ronan was featured TWICE on Classic Rock Magazine’s link below for Hades Nebula and The Jupiter Express:


Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Furlong displays an approach 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: 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. 

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. https://youtu.be/e0zDP0ebU9U 


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!

Video of Hoplite Armour: https://youtu.be/STctYBw70s0

Mystic Mountain live: https://youtu.be/zFdkoh6S5s8

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 http://getreadytorockradio.com/presenters/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, video showing, and interview. Ronan is available for interviews and live sessions, for more details contact: 


Adrian Collis Tel: 07727 126645 adriancollis@btinternet.com

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Presenting the awesome Robert Wilson






This is my very good friend with you know who ! That famous bloke ! Been on telly ! You know ! What's his face! But we are not here to talk about him !

We are here to talk about the outstanding young man with him!

Introducing Robert Wilson who has  some exciting news. He has produced some amazing podcasts a trailer of which is presented here . I for one am looking forward to the amazing random facts I will find out about.

Give your support to Robert Wilson.

 He is chasing a dream like all of us.  




My name is Robert Wilson and I am 29 years old. I have met some amazing people including Billy Pearce, Christopher Biggins, Crissy Rock, Coleen Nolan and Paul Chuckle. When I was at college I studied performing arts. I was in a play called Madam Countess Dracula at college. Also I have been to Edinburgh and London. I have been a christian all my life. My dream is to perform with Billy Pearce and Christopher Biggins and John Barrowman. I have started a podcast and I am going to talking about performing arts and my faith and things I think are interesting. I am also starting a YouTube channel.


Monday, 20 July 2020

Artist Feature Mr.K



Recording artist fusing spoken word with musical genres ranging from Hip-Hop, Jazz and Soul to explore the intersections of faith, identity and purpose. An explosive performer, his music has taken him to stages across the UK and Japan

Mr. K is a spoken word artist from West London. Fusing spoken word with musical genres ranging from Hip hop, Pop, Jazz, Classical and R&B, Mr. K creates genre-bending spoken word music that engages and impacts.

An explosive performer, his music has taken him to various venues and events across the UK and most recently, Japan, for a headline concert in April 2015.

Mr. K released his debut album My Great Transition in October 2014 which tells the story of making dreams a reality and living with purpose in spite of life's setbacks. It is available on digital music outlets and streaming services (such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, etc.).







Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Artist Feature Joyless Bodies



Inspired by 90s Punk Rock and acts such as Rage Against The Machine & Nirvana. While still keeping the roots of Metal in mind with the big chuggy riffs of Black Sabbath. Joyless Bodies Is a new Alternative three-piece Rock Band from Delson, Qu├ębec. Founded in May 2019, the band is still running as they released their Debut EP A Woeful Call in February 2020. More is to come, stay tuned!

Flora

I don't really feel like going back
To the old days
Now that there is only peace among us
It feels like were home

Sea of burned bodies
All over my hands
Something is wrong in me
What should i do?

Hazard and decay all around
Nothing seems fine
From what she learned it seems much worst
Than heard before


Friday, 12 June 2020

Thoroughbred Music Presents Ronan Furlong's Minerva's Meddling







Thoroughbredmusic is delighted to announce the release of Ronan Furlong’s new album ‘Minerva’s Meddling’ and latest single ‘The Deal’
 

Download the album 'Minerva’s Meddling’ and the single 
‘The Deal’ FREE here:

The fabulous animated video for the song ‘Hades Nebula’
from the album, was a 2020 DOUBLE GRAMMY CONTENDER for
best music video, and for best performance categories: https://youtu.be/-JcfH_f7O5w

The video was produced by D Varma, Writer, Film Maker & Producer of https://raastastudios.com/

Ronan was featured TWICE on Classic Rock Magazine’s link below
for Hades Nebula and The Jupiter Express: 

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: 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. Diotima's Ascent - Ronan Furlong - Album Review

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. https://youtu.be/e0zDP0ebU9U

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!

Videos:

Video of Hoplite Armour: 


Mystic Mountain live: 




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 http://getreadytorockradio.com/presenters/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, interview and video showing.

Ronan is available for interviews and live sessions, for more details contact:

Adrian Collis Tel: 07727 126645 adriancollis@btinternet.com

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Musical Artizan is now on bandcamp

Thought I'd give bandcamp a tryout so here's my upcoming release all my lovers soon available on all major platforms




Friday, 5 June 2020

Neopolitan Collection OUT NOW



TRACK LIST 

Neopolitan Winds
Neopolitan Piano
Neopolitan Strings
Neopolitan Guitar
Neopolitan Brass


Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Albums out in June

DUE OUT 15TH JUNE 






Track List

Kaptain Kirk
Bones
Scotty the trainspotter
Ohura's Signal
Zybock and the planets






 

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DUE OUT 22nd JUNE


Track list 

Take my life and let it be

trust and obey

trust and obey(piano)

Love Divine (piano)

Love Divine

Nearer my God to Thee

O God our help in ages past




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29th June  

Covidic Collection 



Track List


Wind Ensemble

Oboe Sonata

D'Amore

Covidic Ensemble

Woodwind Trio

Brass Trio 

Devil's Mantra

Tritone Fun




Saturday, 30 May 2020

Our Future Time OUT NOW !




TRACK LIST


Crusader

Avenger

Knight

Apostle 

The Priest





Apologies for an oversight. The track on the release called The Priest - Extended should have been called Apostle.

I am taking steps to rectify the situation big oops moment.


Wednesday, 27 May 2020

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER

GOT INTO DROOBLE CHARTS AGAIN WITH NEOPOLITAN GUITAR 






now in charts for second week running

Monday, 18 May 2020

artist feature 49th Parallel






49th Parallel is a rap collective composed of five friends who have been hanging out for as long as they can remember. Fun and friendship are at the core of everything they create, and their goal is to share that collective passion with everyone. Their debut album was the result of an artist residency on Lopez Island and a partnership with YouTube channel Yes Theory. Since then, 49th Parallel has set themselves on a path to build a community around their unique sound.


Sunday, 17 May 2020

New distributor and next album

Hey I have awesome news after some legal shinanigins I have successfully transfered to another distributor.

You can now look forward to more releases from me in the future. I am currently writing my next album this will be guitar duet with a wind instrument taking the place of the lead instrument I have already written works for flute , oboe and bassoon. I have yet to decide which of the many instruments I have to choose from will feature as the final 2 works which will complete my 5 track EP.

The track names tell the story of my imaginary love life. 'I Love Clara' is the first track, 'Now I Love  Anabelle' is the next one and 'Nope it's Lucy I love' as the third. Clara Clayton (Mary Steenburg) is the name of the character in Back to the Future III who stole Dr Emmett Brown's (Christopher lloyd) heart. Lucy is taken from Lucille Ball the famous female comedy actress who I remember from the sitcom show 'I Love Lucy'. Annabelle is just a name that just dropped into my head for reasons which remain a mystery to me.

I have yet to choose the names of the final two female characters. But definately in the running is the name of the character name of girl in the film Species, Sil (Michelle Williams) and the gothic lab girl 'Abby' (Pauly Perette) in NCIS and course the character Ellen Ripley (Sigorney Weaver) in the  Alien's franchise. I can only choose two to complete my 'Imaginary Lovers EP album.


I went with Ellen Ripley and Abby











Friday, 15 May 2020

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Album Feature Jose Zambrano Cassella







Although Jose known as KS on spotify is an unknown at the moment his music is cool.

When he sent his music in for review, I was surprised as no-one had ever asked for an album review before. However after listening to his music, it is the knid of music which growns on you. Not hard or difficult to listen to. I found his music pleasant to listen to. Though it is not in the easy listening genre, but pop/electronica. It is well balanced in that there are no surprises. The left/right balance is good with an equality of sound matched on both channels whilst not ignoring the centre

He certainly deserves more listeners than he has at present so I'm giving him a platform on which to announce his presence to the world.

I have pulled his track 'Specter' out as one I particularly enjoyed. 

The rest of the album can be found here QUARANTRONIC 



    


Saturday, 2 May 2020

Artist Feature Brandon Del Corpo


Bamis, aka Brandon Del Corpo, is a Montreal based rapper, songwriter, producer and engineer.

Brandon started making music after he was badly injured and couldn’t play basketball anymore, in which he had a bright future. the young artist is started to gain a lot of attention due to his unique sound, meticulous lyrics and outstanding live performances. being from Montreal, he is often seen as one of the most talented and rosy artist of his area, in which he has performed in shows with some of the biggest artists of his province, as in souldia, loud, koriass and many more. he has also opened for international artists such as tech n9ne and hopsin.

Bamis was raised in a very music oriented household. but it was only at the age of 19 that he started making music in 2015,. being influenced by the hip hop culture since a very young age, he CHOSE rap to express his art.

Bamis is now at his career peak, with his fanbase growing on and streaming platforms, He is set to be consistent with releasing music this year., as fans are asking him to, due to this covid 19 situation.






Monday, 27 April 2020

Roberta De Rossi presents PLASTICA with Lava



PLASTICA is a young italian producer, who alternates dream-pop and electronic vibes.






Saturday, 25 April 2020

NO MORE RELEASES THE END OF THE ROAD

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that my current distributor has decided to limit the number of intrumental tracks that any artist can release.

So with great regret I have to inform all of you that there will be no more releases from either Musical Artizan or David N Slater.

Good job I have plenty of other activies I can busy myself with this blog being one of them. If you wish to help me keep busy during this time of lockdown and into the forseeable future then do not hesitate to contact me regarding blog features and playlist placement.

Unless I can find a lyricist and singer to work with on collab tunes this is the end of the road as far my music output goes.

If you can offer some collab opportunities and a means to achieve that then by all means contact me.

There is one other thing that I can do and that is produce video of the spoken word from my daretobelieve blog. I have meant to do it for sometime but for various reasons have not got round to it.

There are two albums in the pipeline the Manic Mania and The Bad Lands. These two shall be my last releases.

    






Friday, 24 April 2020

Albums Due out in April 2020(every friday in April) LAST RELEASE TODAY 24TH APRIL 2020

Friday 3rd April


OUT NOW

Morphius drooble streaming click here




Track list 


Morphius
Andante Strings
Call me Tuba
Non Tradition Scales
Prelude
The Guardian
Neo's Salvation
Ensemble 




ALL LINKS CLICK HERE 

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Friday 10th April 


Desert Places


OUT NOW




Track List 


Oboe and Piano
Oboe and Piano Two
Oasis Rest
Desert Winds
Desert Ride
Desert Heat



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Friday 17th April

Saving Shanaz Drooble streaming click here  




Track List 


Saving Shanaz
Ezel's Waltz
Ezel's Mountain
Lydian Linda
Quick Lydian Waltz
The Rabbit Hole


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Friday 24th April



Track List 

Resolution
Resolution Two
Limited 2 Piano
Lost at Sea 2
Piano and Strings