Blog interview: Courtney Pine. Words: Sammy Stein.

Courtney Pine has been part of the global music scene for decades. His constantly evolving approach to music, and jazz music, in particular, has made him an endearing and engaging musician. I have seen him perform with artists in different settings, from school halls to large fabled concert venues. Every time, Pine brings to the …

Single Review: “How Can You Sit There?” Kael Alden

Wow.  That first sung note is glorious! Such power, it made me sit up and take note that this wasn’t just any ordinary track. The song starts off with a line that’s sung so powerfully you just can’t help but want to hear more to see where it’s going.  “How can you sit there and …

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 …

Album Review: “Battle Lines” – Cable Street Collective

It’s been a strange kind of day.  I have watched the first two episodes of the new Obi Wan tv series, Stranger Things season 4 just dropped…  And Cable Street Collective sent me their album to review.  I’m blessed right now and it’s not even 9am yet.  So what did they send me?  Well, it’s …

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 …

Blog interview: Matt And The Zeal

Hello Matt how are you?  Hey! I’m really good thank you!! Congratulations on the release of “Take It Slow” how does it feel? Thank you so much! It feels amazing for it to finally be out! It’s been such a long time waiting and preparing everything for it so it feels so amazing to finally be able to …

Blog interview: Peachy Dukes

Tell us about Peachy Dukes, who’s in the band? Bon: You’ve got Bon (me) on vocals, Gerick (Gec) on guitars, and our dearly departed buddy bassist, Jimi. We’re also going to be bringing in our mates RB from Madeline (guitars), and Jesser from Conscious & The Goodness (keyboards) for future projects.  Rb and Jesser were …