Single Review: “Shadow” – Marie Keane

Marie Keane – “Shadow”  WHOAH. The funk is strong with this one.  This is Marie Keane’s lead single from her upcoming album “MNÁ”.  And you know what?  It’s INCENDIO. That’s fire in Portuguese. Why? Well, the Latin percussion with claps that ring takes you from Marie’s native Ireland to the streets of Brazil with the …

Single Review: “Know Me” – Days Of Rome

The thing I like about this song is its quirkiness, the intro makes you think it’s a soulful slow jam, but when the beat drops, it’s anything but. What do I mean?  Well at around 0:10 a trumpet comes in, and then we get treated to a scratch, straight into the drums, bass, and guitar …

Blog interview: Kelly Kintner, The Kintners.

Hello Kelly, how are you?  I’m doing well. Always making music! Congratulations on the release of “Collaborations” how does it feel?  Like a weight off, really. I have been with these songs a long time and it feels great to get them out. It is quite a project, having been recorded with lots of people …

Single Review: “I Don’t Wanna Cry For You Anymore” – Michael Tinholme.

Oh. Okay.  The sun has gone down, it’s got a bit colder and after a nice saturday afternoon I’m going through my emails, and Quite Great drop this little gem on me…. It starts off with a tasty drum solo for an intro.  Go ahead. I’m listening.  Oh there’s not just drums there’s some percussion …

Blog interview: Alice Offley

Congratulations on the release of “POUR” how does it feel? I’m so happy with how Pour was received! Lots of people contacted me to say it really made them feel good and dance, even at home!! That was my goal, to spread good vibes! I also had 3 producers approach me to do different style remixes, so …

Single Review: “Emotions” – Amo Jr. Words: Sammy Stein

New Release from Amo Jr  ‘Emotions’  Independent  Ever heard a song sung with such feeling you feel your heart swell? Put this on and experience the gorgeous tones of Amo Jr on ‘Emotions,’ the forward release preluding his album’ Good Quality’ to be released later this year.   Amo Jr’s release has elements of gospel, …

Album Review: “Electric Soul Machine” – The Heavy North.

The Heavy North album just dropped!  Let’s do this.  The Genie  It starts off with feedback to open it up, then drops into a blues jam, nothing less than what you’d expect from this band, it’s very 70s influenced – but what you don’t expect is the muted trumpet solo at around 2:38, it’s absolutely …

Album Review: “The Great Jamaican Songbook, Vol.1” – Cleveland Watkiss. Words: Sammy Stein

Multidisciplinary artist Cleveland Watkiss’s energy and drive are behind many music projects, and he has proved inspirational for upcoming talent on the music scene. He has worked with Wynton Marsalis, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra, Art Blakey, and countless others.  His new album ‘The Great Jamaican Songbook’ is released, coinciding with a …