An Interview With Classic Pop Singer, Olisha

 

 

We sat down with Olisha, who’s resurge in classic pop is turning heads, and alerting ears across the world.

Q: So, what first attracted you to music, what did you grow up with?  

A: “I grew up listening to pop music…Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue. I love the big choruses and beautiful melodies that you can’t get out of your head”.

Q: Did your upbringing have any influence on your music/performance?

A: “My Indian heritage has not affected the way I make or listen to music. I love listening to many genres of music from pop, r n b, hip hop to Punjabi and Bollywood music. Being Asian, I do get lots of support from my Asian community because we love to support someone who is trying to break boundaries of colour and do good in the world”.

Q: Is there an ultimate goal you aim to achieve with your music? 

A: “With my music, I want to break down boundaries in the mainstream music industry and bring people together”.

Q: What does your song-writing process include, where do you draw inspiration from?

A: “It usually starts with lyrics, and melody in my head. Late at night is usually with I am at my creative best. I then grab a guitar or piano to structure what’s in my head and get the song together with the melody and lyrics. Then I take my composition to the studio and between myself and my producer, we bring the song to life”.

Q: And finally, what can you tell us about your current release? 

A: “The project is self-funded and every aspect of my music is straight from my heart to you. I believe in myself. I believe in my dream. I believe in breaking down boundaries and making history through my music”.

 

 

Be sure to check out Olisha’s brand new release ‘Strangers’.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/olishanaicker/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/olishanaicker
Twitter: www.twitter.com/olishanaicker
Instagram: olishanaicker
Website: www.olishanaicker.com

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An Interview With The Extravagantly Exciting ‘Johann Sebastion Punk’

We sat down with a unique and diverse creator, a musician who’s style originates from inspirations such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Jarvis Cocker. Everybody meet, Johann Sebastian Punk. 

Q: What was your first musical experience? what first influenced you to get into this field of music? 

A: I used to listen to the most obscure, complicated and unbearable music possible. I miss a missed ignorance. Now I’m much more a pop songs guy — but the damage is done. That’s why Johann Sebastian Punk has both a melodic and an experimental nature, it is the result of a tension between my dark side and my shiny side. 

Q: What is your local music scene like? do you fit in? 

A: I simply can’t fit in it as my ideas are too voluminous and the receptacle could lamely contain a gnat. Current Italian independent scene clichés are diametrically opposed to my creative proposal.

Q: What originally influenced your name?

A: I have considered using my real name, but I thought the music I was making couldn’t represent my creative personality fully.

 

Q: What is your creative process? How do you create these pieces? 

A: There is not a standard process. My daemon knocks at my door and I always let him step in. Usually, music comes first. Then I approach my piano or my guitars to get the harmony out of the melody I’ve got in my mind. Then I record it digitally putting electric guitars (my Gibson Les Paul Back Lady or my Fender Telecaster Paisley), bass and drums. Then I write the arrangements for all the ancillary instruments.

Q: And Finally, You’ve got a huge concert lined up – what would be your dream venue?

A: The Royal Albert Hall, with that amazing pipe organ, may please my ego. Packed, please.

 

Johann’s brand new album ‘Phoney Music Entertainment’ is out now, so go check it out!

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/johann-sebastian-punk/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/56zl6Mvbe1S3nPWI8MGFin
YouTube
(Channel + video links) Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUUkQQFWXIFK8R3YjHY0jA
Previous album videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5ai4Dj__hI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cuD_qAGmzE
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/johannsebastianpunk/
Twitter:  @JohannSebastianPunk
Instagram:  @johannsebastianpunk

 

Souli Roots- World Peace Expression

After the success of her This is the Place drum and bass track, released on her own label in 2016, Souli now presents World Peace Expression.

The track is a hugely stirring and emotive call to arms aimed at all nations around the world. Featuring ethic percussive sounds, atmospheric electronic swirls of textured background and Souli’s powerful vocals, there are echoes of Miriam Makeba’s indigenous African delivery as well as the more mainstream sound of Bob Marley and the Wailers political statement songs.

Listen to World Peace Expression here: https://soundcloud.com/souliroots/world-peace-expression-available-now

Luna Blue and their new alternative rock EP, ‘Nightjar’

Luna Blue, the fabulous alternative rock band, starring members Tom High on rhythm guitar and vocals, Ryan Wellman on lead guitar, Seb Bowen on the drums, and Nick Davie on bass and vocals, is getting ready to release their new EP, ‘Nightjar’ on the 25th of August, a year since their demo EP.

Band photo

Luna Blue started composing music in Chichester in 2015, but are now firmly found in Brighton, recording and releasing their new EP, featuring 6 new and exciting tracks, influenced by some of their favourite artists such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foals, Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix and plenty more, helping to make their totally and superbly unique rock music.

Luna Blue’s music is a journey of extraordinary guitar solos, rich beats and incredible vocal melodies, not to mention the build-up of immense textures created in these funk infused ambient rock songs. Their popular gigs and live festival performances always portray the band in the best light, enhancing the amazing musical vibes created, which completely complements their insane talent and tracks.

Their songs are all so unique and thrilling, creating, with ease, memorable atmospheres, and catchy tunes that will definitely put a smile on your face, so make sure you grab tickets to their next gig, and pre-order their new EP, ‘Nightjar’.

 

To check out Luna Blue and to pre-order their wonderful new EP, ‘Nightjar’, click the links down below…

http://www.lunablueofficial.com

https://www.instagram.com/lunablueofficial/

https://www.lunablueofficial.bandcamp.com

https://www.soundcloud.com/lunablueofficial

https://www.twitter.com/weareLunaBlue

https://www.facebook.com/weareLunaBlue/

YouTube – https://youtu.be/ysYrwwXf-IQ

Jodie H. Dunn: ‘I Belong In Hell’

Young singer-songwriter Jodie H. Dunn has transformed her emotional ballad ‘I Belong In Hell’ into a professionally produced piece of music with the help of Andy Whitmore at Greystoke studios. Jodie had previously been signed to an unknown label who gave her nothing but trouble and this disheartened her passion for songwriting.

Unfortunately, Jodie was also subject to bullying whilst she was at school but on the bright side, this is arguably what spurred her to return to music and songwriting. Consequently, Jodie writes with a maturity and level of emotion that you simply wouldn’t expect from a musician of her age.

After studying at the Academy of Music and Sound, music became Jodie’s diary whereby she expressed her emotions via her lyrics. Her songs have progressively got more meaningful, leading to ‘I Belong In Hell’ based on the idea of someone controlling you at your lowest point.

‘I Belong In Hell’ was written and performed by Jodie H Dunn and produced by Andy Whitmore, who has worked with major names such as Elton John, Peter Andre and Danni Minogue.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/jodiehelendunn

https://www.facebook.com/jodiehelendunn/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-EwF7vdFUEFRwGgzk1b5g

https://www.instagram.com/jodiehdunn/?hl=en

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

 

The Senti-Mentals release new Christmas track ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’!

Paul Eccentric and John Dobinson have come together to form The Senti-Mentals – a ‘punk poet meets 50s doo-wop’ duo. Their new release is a seasonal tune in the tradition of Slade, Mud, Shaky and Wizzard. Escaping the classic Christmas cliché,  ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’  focuses on the more humorous elements of the Christmas party season…

The single is accompanied by a brilliant animated video mocking the anti-hero in his attempt to pull anything with a pulse. Eccentric and Dobinson explain that the single follows “that one guy from accounts who assumes that every lady in the office wants to go home with him but he couldn’t be further from the truth.” The humorous track mixed by Pete Hammond was originally about the ridiculousness of the ‘chatting up’ process but soon became the perfect Christmas party classic.

Links:

http://www.senti-mentals.co.uk

http://pauleccentric.co.uk/the-senti-mentals/

https://twitter.com/theantipoet

https://www.facebook.com/AntipoetThe