Mark L. Oakes’ ‘Karmic Road Trip’

What’s a ‘karmic road trip’, you might ask? Well, Mark L. Oakes latest album, Call Me The Moon is one. It’s a collection of beautifully written and recorded folk songs that would provide the ideal soundtrack for a road journey across America, or something like that.

Despite the American-folk feel of Mark’s music, he is actually from Belgium, where he recorded the album in his studio in the Ardennes. Whilst Mark adopts this classic style, much akin to the style of Neil Young or perhaps James Taylor, he has managed to put his own stamp on the genre through his careful and considered use of instrumentation, as well his unique vocals.

While singles ‘Shredded Jeans’ and ‘Friend From Above (Sleepless Spouse)’ are tinged with soft melancholy, tunes like ‘Aloof Again’ and ‘None Of These Roads’ will lead you straight to a risky, bitter ground.

Travelling between Europe and the United States with a bag full of projects, Mark sees ‘Call Me The Moon’ as the silver thread out of the vague existential maze.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/mark-l-oakes

https://www.facebook.com/oakesmusic

https://twitter.com/markloakesmusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8pq-OE8Cknqw4FwMdfhMLA

http://www.oakesmusic.com

 

Anthony Tullo ready to release new country-rock single ‘Borderline’

New single out June 15th

Living in Ontario, Canada, Anthony Tullo is a country-rock singer-songwriter who is looking to take on the UK music industry with new single ‘Borderline’. It’s a promising year for an artist whose old school style has been compared to the classic likes of Bruce Springsteen, John Melencamp, Bob Segar, Bryan Adams and others, but with an decidedly contemporary edge. Riding the current worldwide wave of roots, country and folk music, Anthony Tullo is an artist who is here to stay.

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Hugely intelligent and multi-talented, Anthony is returning to the music industry after some years away from the business,  first deciding to pursue his song writing again when a self-written soundtrack to his own independent film captured attention. The movie itself went on to win awards in Canada and is now available globally online, while the result of his renewed song writing confidence in the stellar new rock single ‘Borderline’.

Revered by critics, radio and writers in his native Canada, and also invited to play some of the country’s most prestigious venues, Anthony Tullo’s reputation is already cemented and still growing on the other side of the Atlantic.

His first chance to break into the industry saw Anthony catch the eye of a notoriously difficult to please A&R at Warners over a decade ago, but his progress was halted by the tragic events of Sepember 11th, 2001 in New York. Following that day, the promising start to his career was halted by a label who (understandably) had other priorities, leading to Anthony Tullo leaving the industry for a time.

But now he’s back, a self-made musician with a point to prove. And if anyone disagrees with him, they should probably know one more thing – he funds his music career by competing and training others in the arts of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.

This is one independent artist who needs to be taken seriously – in every sense.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anthony-Tullo/704857336244790

https://twitter.com/anthonytullo1

http://www.reverbnation.com/control_room/artist/2972180/dashboard

The stars align with Pale Green Things’ new single!

Jack Traynor has revealed that he plans to provide audiences with a unique performance experience. The video for his latest single, Pink Flamingo being a great example of this:

 

Hear it on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/palegreenthings/pinkflamingo

 

Artist: Pale Green Things

Track: Pink Flamingo

Visit their Homepage at: http://www.palegreenthings.com

Social Networking

www.twitter.com/palegreenband

www.facebook.com/palegreenthingsband

https://soundcloud.com/palegreenthings

Live Event/Video: Derek Ryan – Hold onto your Hat

Video: Derek Ryan performs live at The Late Late Show

Artist: Derek Ryan and Sharon Shannon

Live events:

Open air event Athletic Grounds in Armagh: 31st May

Olympia Theatre, Dublin: 17th July

Buy your tickets at Ticketmaster.ie and Armaghgaa.net.

 

Let us know what you think of this performance and whether you will be helping yourself to some tickets for Dereks next live appearence in the comments.