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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














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

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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

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