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A colourful pop anthem that combines elements of country and folk into a resonant and empowering statement. With a strong, emotive voice that reaches exquisite heights with clarity and ease, Amelia forges ahead on the path opened up by artists like KT Tunstall, Lily Allen and Natasha Bedingfield.
Born and raised in Hertfordshire, Amelia spent a lot of time with her imagination as a young child, writing stories and songs tucked away in her bedroom. It was only while studying popular music at Liverpool University that gradually convinced an introverted, shy writer to get out of her shell and to become the performing artist she’d always dreamed of being. Having struggled with stage fright all her life, Amelia has learned to channel her anxieties into each performance.
Her debut EP 'Game of Life' was released in June 2017 and Amelia began gigging across the Southeast as a solo act armed with an acoustic guitar or with her band. The follow up singles 'Gone Away' and 'Engraved' got strong BBC Introducing support, and with Everybody Fears, Amelia is set to continue her rise.
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A successful 2017-18 saw Nick release his debut EP 'Through The Tall Grass' . A 5-song offering from Nick Byrne, a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Buckinghamshire, England performing ‘atmospheric and dreamy folk’, as seen supporting the likes of Declan McKenna, Adam Barnes and The Lion & The Wolf.
Driven by a desire to create something lasting and beautiful, songs, various lyrical symbols work their way onto the 5-song offering, many based on distinct visual memories.
'One of those records that makes your ears prick almost straight away... beautifully written songs that carry you away with them.'
'A lovely folk record, a treat to listen to.'
Aylesbury Sound & Vision Magazine
'The dreamy 'Half' is finger picking folk goodness'
Born Music Online
Songs range from finger-picked folk to more layered pieces, accented by strings and slide guitar. The blissful folk of 'Birch Tree' tells of a pact between two lovers and portrays a conversation between present and past.
After a background working with bands as a musician and as a graphic designer, Nick started performing live and writing songs as a solo musician. Balancing a career and music has been a delicate act, but in early 2015 Nick took a break from the live circuit and started recording his first EP, working with long-time friend and producer Alasdair Thompson at his home studio in Ealing, London. Another friend and collaborator, Richard Melkonian composed the string arrangement, recorded at Pink Bird Studios, East London - completing the blissful and atmospheric sound of the EP.
Nick's passion for music began learning electric guitar at age 13, immersing himself in many styles of alternative music. Growing up with a Chilean mother and Irish father has kept his mind open to different styles of music, as has being involved in the independent music scene. A re-discovery of Jeff Buckley's 'Grace' album, Damien Rice's 'O' and Iron and Wine's 'Our Endless Numbered Days' were key influences as Nick started to progress as a songwriter.
With his live performance, the music takes on an emotive, intimate tone, as seen supporting the likes of Adam Barnes, Spring Offensive & The Lion & The Wolf.
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Frankie Swain is an Alt-Folk singer-songwriter from the South East of England. Armed with her acoustic guitar, Frankie has a distinctive sound and paired with her raw emotive voice, she blends the traditional ‘story telling’ lyrics of folk with a pop-country twist.
Having penned her first song at the tender age of 11, Frankie’s love for music and writing has become stronger and better. “I love preforming, when you see that an audience is truly listening to the words you’ve written, it’s amazing; the best feeling in the world”.
Growing up, Frankie listened to a wide range of pop, folk and country music. This has influenced her music and earned her an ever-growing fan base.
In February 2017 Frankie’s hard work paid off, when she was asked to join Steve Rodgers (son of Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers) on his Intimate Adventures Tour. Described as ‘a true talent’ by Rodgers, Frankie has gone on to play some prestigious venues around London and Kent.
While touring, Frankie was also in and out of the studio recording her debut EP: “being in the studio is a wonderful thing, there’s something incredible about hearing the songs you’ve written take shape and come to life.” Through the success of her ‘Heart Of Gold’ EP, Frankie was invited to record at Dean Street Studio’s, a studio artists such as David Bowie and Adele have recorded albums at.
Although 2017 was a turning point for Frankie, 2018 hasn’t slowed down. Frankie kicked 2018 off with a bang, headlining at Camden’s famous Hawley Arms with her band to a sold out crowd. This is just the beginning of an exciting and promising year for Frankie.
This is the title track off of Frankie's EP
EPK link: https://www.reverbnation.com/frankieswain
Pete Gardiner is a rarity, a true songsmith, a poet who sets his stories to music. Pete writes about doomed, alcohol fuelled love affairs, our celebrity obsessed culture, vanity, greed, violence and lust with a style and passion inspired by his songwriting heroes Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen.
Growing up in Northern Ireland in the 90’s, there was no shortage of subject matter for Pete’s
unique ability with words. His early demos, which gained support from local BBC radio, caught the attention of a major UK radio group, who then tipped off a record label, which resulted in Pete signing
his first recording contract. Pete’s debut album, recorded with award winning Irish producer Tommy McLaughlin (The Villagers), earned great reviews and the first single ‘Idols’ was featured in ‘Record of the Day’. The follow up, All These Things, was picked up by BBC Radio 2 by presenter Janice Long.
Pete and producer Pol Brennan of the band Clannad, co-wrote the title track for the movie Property of the State which premiered at the Galway film Festival last year. American song plugger Gil Grand discovered Pete online and, impressed by the storytelling aspect of the lyrics, is now helping Pete write for established artists in the States.
More recently, Pete hooked up with the music company The Animal Farm who saw Pete perform at The Islington in London and were so impressed that they immediately asked to produce Pete’s work.
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