‘Forever’: The New Single by Georg Roman

Hailing from Russia, Georg Roman is a musician packing some serious power. Underneath the calm exterior is a baritone that can really lift the roof. It’s a surprise that the venues he has performed at in the past, such as the Bonn Opera and the Bolshoi Academic Theatre are still intact!

‘Forever’ is Georg’s new single, a powerful combination of opera, classical and a hint of rock styling, with a memorable hook that you’ll be humming for days after listening to the track.

Music and singing has always been a part of Georg’s life, running alongside his passion for sport that almost saw him take on a career as a professional weightlifter and fighter. However, he eventually had to make a decision between the two and the musical world is glad that he made the one he did.

Music is clearly Georg’s calling, especially when you have a vocal weapon like he does. Comparing Roman to the likes of Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti would be a huge compliment for the baritone singer, who idolises these icons of operatic music.

Check out more on Georg on his website:

www.georgroman.com

 

 

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ by The Maladaptive Solution

The Maladaptive Solution are a band like no other. With didactic aims and teaching at the heart of the music they write, they are looking to ‘brainwash’ listeners with their new spiritually influences single, ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’.

Composing of a number of contributors including Brad Beard, Jimmy Haber, Kylie Whitney, Michael Giblin and Michael Carpenter, the group are influenced by a wide range of genres from rock to pop, of all decades, and this is what makes their style so hard to pin down. They take elements from all of this music, picking the best parts that will convey their powerful messages.

The superbly-crafted track was amazingly written in just one session, yet it was recorded over a number of years displaying the attention to detail and meticulousness of the band to gain absolute perfection within their music.

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is the kind of track that really taps into your emotions, no matter what music you usually listen to, and other listeners have even reported crying, strong emotions of happiness and even feelings of support. Evidently, The Maladaptive Solution have got their musical recipe right if they are provoking such strong emotions from their work and the song can be interpreted in whichever way the listener chooses.

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is out now but it’s much more than just a song,  it’s an educational piece of art that doubles as a pleasure for the ears.

Links:

https://themaladaptivesolution.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/the-maladaptive-solution

https://www.facebook.com/TheMaladaptiveSolution/

https://twitter.com/MldptvSltnMusic

https://youtu.be/h8n7Qx2X6_0

https://www.instagram.com/themaladaptivesolution/

‘Tennessee’ by INJIN

INJIN is the musical moniker of talented songwriter, Roger James, who has been in the industry for a long time, but he is now releasing some beautifully inspired 80s-esque folk-rock, starting with ‘Tennessee’.

The track employs a unique blend of instrumentation including pacific wind instruments, deep resonating synths, electric guitars and INJIN’s trademark roaring vocals.

A difficult childhood has influenced INJIN’s songwriting process and given him the material to make his songs meaningful, unlike some of the ‘conveyor belt’ content of the current music industry that INJIN strongly opposes. He believes that this kind of music has lost a certain personal touch which he has tried to give life to in ‘Tennessee’.

INJIN’s song is joined by a visually beautiful music video that complements the feel of the track perfectly. Check it out here!

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGESmecNfwnIsyXiJFIwxw

https://soundcloud.com/user-474221544

https://twitter.com/injinrogerjames

http://www.injin.co.uk/

 

 

One of the greatest European jazz pianists Massimo Colombo forms a Burt Bacharach tribute album

 

One of the greatest European jazz pianists Massimo Colombo has formed an entirely unique tribute album of 13 Burt Bacharach’s classics with 5 instrumentals exploring the Bacharach songs moods titled ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’. Colombo has escaped the jazz album cliche by blending musical genres, featuring the likes of Weather Report drummer Peter Erskine and Yellowjackets member Bob Mintzer.

Conceived and produced by Giampaolo Pasquile and Michele Garruti for PLAY (Milan) and Orcle Records ltd (London), ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’ has a smooth jazz sound but with strong elements of pop, funk and folk. Producers took inspiration from artists such as Chet Baker and Michael Buble, giving the album that edge that makes it stands out.

Watch the album teaser here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/weallloveburtbacharach/

Eric Clapton – Layla (Unplugged)

This has been on all my playlists this week! I re-discovered it over the weekend and can’t stop listening!

Recorded after a period of personal tragedy, Clapton’s Unplugged album ended up being one of the most successful of his career.

This stripped-down, rearranged version of Layla is one of the LP’s highlights, though it’s ironic to recall that it was this laidback performance that beat Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit to the Best Rock Song Grammy in 1992.

Take a listen for yourself and enjoy..

Upbeat new single ‘Diggin’ it Deep Down’ from Norell & The Dub Factory

Norell and The Dub Factory have a deep rooted love of upbeat, positive vibes highlighted by their exciting new single ‘Diggin’ it Deep Down’, which is set for a release of mid June – right in time for summer.

The spirit of their feel-good sound combines the roots of the band members’ Italian heritage including the enigmatic vocal passion of Norell with the superb guitar licks of Valter Vincenti, who is also working with the reggae star, Alborosie.

It is perhaps the unique blend of cultures that most deeply reflects why this 5 piece feel so many should end up ‘diggin’’ their new track, with members from Italy, Japan and the UK all playing their part.

Our key aim,’ explains Norell, ‘Is to deliver a simple message with clear and direct lyrics to connect immediately with the listener. Our connection with fans is very important to us giving them music that reflects  life experiences creating a real and strong bond with our fans and those who we hope discover our music.

We want to make people feel like dancing and that is why we believe our live set is so important ,’ Eleonora continues , ‘Without losing the idea of sharing important messages and concepts through our songs, if people dance to our music first , they will then we feel discover a meaning and a story behind the grooves. In addition, we believe strongly in supporting the LGBT community and i guess due to the cultural mix within the band feel strongly about standing up  for human rights causes, children’s rights and so on, which may be unusual for what many may think is a pop band.

The group’s powerful vocals and infectious beats stem from an array of different influences including the likes of Joss Stone, Janis Joplin and Damian Marley. They also take heavy influence from Belgian soul/reggae artist Selah Sue, who at some stage they would love to try and support.

Norell & The Dub Factory could be one of the unsigned artists to watch out for this summer, so check them live, and get to know them better through their tantalising new song, ‘Diggin’ it Deep Down’.

‘Diggin’ it Deep Down’ is out 15th June

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/norellandthedubfactory

https://www.facebook.com/norellandthedubfactory/

https://twitter.com/NorellTDF

http://www.norellandthedubfactory.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ4qvDeewZRD2kukHx2Tclg

Impressive electronic rework of Adam & the Ants’ Kings of the Wild Frontier by Johnny Normal (Featuring Marco Pirroni)

Electronic musician Johnny Normal delivers this shiny synth-driven rework of Adam & the Ants’ 1980 classic album Kings of the Wild Frontier.

Reaching number 1 in the UK album chart and spawning three hit singles ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’, ‘Dog Eat Dog’ and ‘Antmusic’, the original Kings of the Wild Frontier has left its legacy on the world.

Johnny Normal’s download only rework celebrates 36 years since the original release, and sees the talented producer recording his own unique versions of all of the songs. The album features double Ivor-Novello Award-Winning Ants songwriter and guitarist Marco Pirroni.

Listen to the KOTWF promo video here:  https://youtu.be/_GYlhLfnxNw

Listen to the Johnny Normal KOTWF brief audio taster promo here:

https://soundcloud.com/abnormal-productions

The album project was initially the idea of Adam Ant himself, who liked the style of Johnny’s music.

As Johnny explains: ‘My version of KOTWF is not meant as a copycat album as we could never improve on such a classic, rather an Ant fan’s homage to the fabulously exciting original record by Adam, Marco and co which had such an impact on my life and the lives of millions of the MTV generation.

 

 

The project sees Johnny teaming up with close friend and guitarist Psycho Pete and backing vocalist/bass player Izzie voodoo.  Whilst on tour supporting Adam Ant, Johnny and Psycho played several of their own electronic interpretations of Ants songs, performing to crowds of up to 3000 people. The performances were well-received by audience members, cementing the idea for the duo to create their own electronic cover album.

In 2014, the project came to a frightening halt when Johnny Normal was hospitalised in three intensive-care units with a succession of life-threatening illnesses. His life support was turned off twice and he was expected not to survive. Beating the odds, he pulled through, his family requesting that the unfinished album be played whilst he was in his coma, spurring him on to fight death. ‘I have no doubt this provided me with a subconscious link to the outside world and aided my recovery,’ Johnny has stated.

Appealing to both Adam and the Ants fans and electronic music lovers, it’s a record that all kinds of music enthusiasts can get into.

There will be an ‘album listening party event’ in London on Friday 17th June, tickets and info from www.johnnynormal.net

The album will be released Friday 17th June 2016

Links:

http://www.johnnynormal.net/

https://www.facebook.com/johnnynormalmusic

https://twitter.com/jnormaltwit

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/kings-wild-frontier-feat./id1104973611?ls=1

 

Johnny Normal and Marco Pirroni are also available for interviews, for more information contact publicity3@quitegreat.co.uk or call 01223 844 440