SnC 017 – Wed 7 June 2006
Music this week from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean – and one side of the North Sea.
Jimmie Bratcher – Happy.
The UPS arrived so now it will be sunny and calm until the warranty expires!
Tom Robinson – Cry Out
Songwriter, human rights campaigner and DJ for BBC 6Music. Has released 12 albums including 5 UK Top 40 hits. Performs solo, duo, spoken word or with full band..
Tom has made a couple of full albums available for free download from his site.
Captain Paradox – The Television Man
Captain Paradox is an eclectic blend including rock, funk, country and other styles. At once bombastic and intimate, scorching and soothing, frantic and precise, Captain Paradox will lead you down a path full of surprises.
Guitar on Mac seminars – Two free guitarist and Mac seminars in the UK featuring Zutons guitarist Boyan Chowdhury have been revealed.
It’s a particularly attractive offer to Zutons fans: the band’s guitarist Boyan Chowdhury will take part in both seminars.
The events will also explain how useful Apple’s music software products – GarageBand, Logic Express or Logic Pro 7 – can be to music creation. They also look at third-party plug-ins that help guitarists reach that perfect sound.
Attendees will also be bought up to speed on recent developments in guitar technology, including using MIDI guitars to control samples, virtual instruments and synthesisers. The event will also explain how guitarists can use their Macs to share, publish and promote their music. The Birmingham event takes place at Professional Music Technology (PMT), 136 Lawley Middleway, Birmingham, B4 7XX.
The London date will be held at Sound Control, 14-16 Oxford St, London, W1D 1AR.
Ten in the swear jar – When you write
Ten in the Swear Jar made music from July 1999 to July 2000. According to teh Asian Man link, “It shamefully crawled from the ashes of a band called IBOPA and then shamefully withered into a band called XIU XIU. Features Jamie Stewart & Cory McCulloch from XIU XIU”
Album on Asian Man Records: ASM-130 Ten In The Swear Jar “Accordion Solo!” CD
Jamie Stewart – Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Cory McCulloch – Guitar, Tiny Guitar, Bass, Mandolin
Don Dias – Accordion, Bass Accordion, Synth, Guitar
Tim Kirby – Drums, Percussion
Kurt Stumbaugh – Baritone Sax, Bass Synth
Kami’s – Cambridge
Belinda Gillett – Fall away
A recommendation from John Meed, this Suffolk-based artist deserves a serious listen. A great voice which is sumptuous in combination with the cello played by Kaye. Belinda describes herself:
“I have been singing most of my life, in and out of bands untill I went solo two years ago. I gig regularly in my home county of suffolk, which I love. Now venturing into the depths of London and elsewhere……. Had early success in the biz, doing live tele, radio and making a record. It was great fun but not where I wanted to be. I am passionate about my music and being myself.”
Hachfest – careful how you pronounce it!
A local festival which looks good for a sunny day in the Suffolk countryside on 22 July at Mutimer’s Meadow, Hacheston near Woodbridge. Profits go to St. Elizabeth’s Hospice and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Line-up includes: The Fat Band and The East Coast Blues Band with excellent beer from the Earl Soham Brewery
Second Shift – Bethany
This track is “pop rock with gritty, distorted guitars that give it a touch of punk flavor. Reminiscent of the Foo Fighters, but with more of a party spirit. You can blast this one at the skate park or the pool party you throw the next time your parents are out of town.” Breakthrough Radio
Almost all the artists featured this week can be found on the Podsafe Music Network.
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