James Sayer – Sweet Baby Jane

James Sayer is a singer-songwriter, known throughout London for his session work & shows at the capital’s swankiest piano bars.

Hailing from Birmingham, James’ fascination and love of music began at a very young age when he learnt all things Rock n Roll through artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John and Billy Joel. Jamesmoved to London in 2012 where he became a gigging musician, performing almost every night in piano bars, clubs and pubs. Eventually James met American producer, Alan Glass (Mis-Teeq, Kenny G), and they began working on James’ debut material. By early 2015, James had recorded an album’s worth of demo recordings, and they were passed on to five time Grammy winner and former member of The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald.

Blown away by his music, Michael then contacted James with the opportunity for a U.S. tour with BBC Radio 1 breakthrough act Ruen Brothers. During which time they supported George Ezra, played Coachella, and even snagged a live recording session with legendary producer Rick Rubin.

Later that year, James finished his first piece of solo work – ‘Taking Back My Love’. A pure representation of what James’ sound embodies – musicianship, passion & a bit of danceability! After uploading the track to BBC Introducing, The track was immediately picked up and made ‘Track of the Week’ by BBC 3 Counties. Mark Forrest also showed some love on his national BBC Introducing show, all of which contributed to two sold-out London launch shows.

The Follow-Up Sweet Baby Jane, see’s James at his vintage best. Influences range from the big band sound, to jazz & all out feel-good pop. The stand-out feature is James’ musical flair & love of songwriting. It’s a track that will leave the listener with a smile, as well as appealing to an audience of elitist music fans.

Live Dates

The Savoy, Beaufort Bar – 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 30th December
Charing Cross Theatre, Players Bar – 3rd, 10th, 17th Decenber
The Ritz – New Year’s Day

Solitaire Man Blues

Having travelled world wide Brutha White’s ‘Solitaire Man Blues’ has had a range of musical influences and is a reflection of his personal struggles. Despite Blues being often considered as music of the past White is keen to change people’s minds and he certainly does that with his modern take on the style.

Having performed with such acts as the infamous Wu Tang Clan, Samantha Fish, People Under the Stairs and Digital Underground it’s clear that he is adding a zingy new flavour to blues.

Being an avid singer/songwriter blues is not the only music he has performed. He used to (and still does on occasion) perform acoustic hip-hop along the lines of A Tribe Called Quest, whilst also singing ballads for years prior. This is just a few examples of the influences in his music that have aided him in perfecting his craft.

Links:

Reverbnation –  www.reverbnation.com/bruthawhite

Bandcamp – http://www.bruthawhite.bandcamp.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe45IlnOsrfy3HVML7DwqSQ

Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/bruthawhite

Facebook – www.facebook.com/bruthawhite

Website – www.bruthawhite.com

 

CoffeePot Drive – HEY SUZY

To say the group are experienced would be an understatement. Having toured with the likes of Status Quo, Uriah Heap, Goo Goo Dolls and even REO Speedwagon on an individual basis they have since joined together and are a force to be reckoned with. Guitarist Boanecker and Front woman Lady Oracle makes it clear that “all this was preparation for Coffeepot” and it cannot be denied that the band are ready to hit the big time.

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Their live presence stands up to their recording quality with the band having already sold out acclaimed London venue Ronnie Scott’s and residencies at The New Cross Inn and The Spice of Life. Described as “Dirty Soul” Coffee Pot Drive has spread their wings and count names as lofty as Pixie Lott amongst their fans. She invited them to play her showcase in August, a testament to their wide ranging appeal.

“Hey Suzy!” will be available from August 17th followed by album “Edge of Town” out on August 31st.

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Live:

27/6– Paper Dress Vintage – Shoreditch, London

3/7 New Cross Inn – New Cross, London

18/7 Hootananny – Brixton, London

 

Links:

Website: http://coffeepotdrive.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoffeePotDrive

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CoffeePotDrive

Soundcloud:

Cherry White set to precede new EP ‘Staring at the Sun’ with stylish single ‘Drifter’

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Folding the old school songwriting smarts of Fleetwood Mac into the contemporary edge of the Raconteurs, London based four piece Cherry White are an immediately impressive proposition. Their in your face indie-blues sound is highlighted by great hooks and high energy, blending genres in a way that sets them apart from more pigeonholed bands.

Currently building a buzz with their live shows in and around London, Cherry White have now taken to the studio to record a brand new EP, ‘Staring at the Sun’. Inspired by life in London during this austerity era, surrounded by the greed of the wealthy, the tracks circle around an aspiration to reach higher and achieve their goals in the music industry and beyond.

The EP is led out of the gate by single ‘Drifter’, which will be released on June 1st, one week prior to the full EP:  https://soundcloud.com/cherrywhitemusic/drifter

Engineered at Bark Studios by the excellent Brian O’Shaughnessy (Primal Scream, The Firm, My Bloody Valentine), the EP does a fantastic job of capturing the frenetic energy of a band who thrive on a live environment.

Cherry White’s live reputation was cemented at ‘Togfest’ in 2014, where their festival debut to a huge crowd was so well received they immediately sold out of albums. Having also taken to the stage at some of London’s top venues, including The Troubadour, Hope and Anchor (Islington) and Covent Garden Arts Theatre, their reputation in our fair capital is beginning to grow. Further afield, a BBC Wales live session a number of years ago proved there’s life outside the city for this eclectic group.

And with the single and EP on the way, Cherry White will be working harder than ever to make sure that reputation continues to grow into the music career they deserve.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/cherrywhitemusic?_rdr

www.twitter.com/cherrywhitegigs

https://m.soundcloud.com/cherrywhitemusic

Baluji Shrivastav Presents The Inner Vision Orchestra UK Tour – Summer/Autumn 2014

Renowned blind Indian maestro Baluji Shrivastav brings together this inspiring group of musicians from all over the world.

Baluji who is a world famous multi-instrumentalist and composer has recorded for dance, theatre, Western orchestra, Indian ensembles, Radio, TV and film, with music currently featured in Disney’s newest Film ‘Million Dollar Arm’ starring Jon Hamm from Madmen. He has recorded with celebrities such as, Massive Attack, Madness, Doves, Amorphous Androgynous, and on Shakira’s latest album. He has performed with great artists such as Stevie Wonder and Chris Martin. He also has his own Jazz ensemble Jazz Orient/Re-Orient and has recorded several albums of Indian Classical and fusion music.

This incredible orchestra of talented blind musicians from around the globe celebrates the power of music to transform lives. The Inner Vision Orchestra plays music from Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Japan, and soulful Gospel and Blues plus sublime Indian Ragas and Western Classical compositions.

Links:

http://balujimusicfoundation.org/about_us/inner-vision.php

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inner-Visions-Band/127980215996