Rosie O’Sullivan’s Got Soul

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Authentic soul artist Rosie O’Sullivan is back with a new EP inspired by the vibrant soul sounds of the 60s that she grew up listening to.

Having appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and performed at events such as The Brummie Awards and Birmingham Pride, Rosie has since embarked on a solo career which has now voyaged in the direction of soul.

The new EP channels this classic sound whilst touching on Rosie’s past experiences and relationships that have affected her the most. In addition to this, one of these relationships is that of her Mum and Dad, of which the song ‘No One’ is written about. As these are the things that inspire her music the most, Rosie’s music truly comes from the heart and you can feel this when listening to her music.

Brought up with the rousing sounds of Motown, soul and the vibrant style of the sixties, Rosie immersed herself in the unique energy of the music, which has naturally lingered into her own. By the age of eleven Rosie could play both the piano and saxophone and continued to blossom as an artist. She began singing alongside The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in the 2011 and 2012 BBC Proms and then gained a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree at the London College of Music.

You can listen to some of Rosie’s previous work here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/rosieosullivanmusic

https://twitter.com/rosieosullivan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAh8bWfq9q0o2n4L5gnIiCw

www.rosieosullivan.co.uk

www.instagram.com/rosieosullivan

‘Love Never Felt So Good’ by Omar Kamal

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Palestine born and bred, Omar Kamal, is a multifaceted and multi-talented musician winning hearts with his easy listening single, ‘Love Never Felt So Good’.

The singer and piano player is inspired by all walks of music including Frank Sinatra, the Arabic great, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, and even contemporary acts like The Weeknd. However, Michael Jackson fans will know the inspiration for ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ comes from the King of Pop himself.

Kamal’s track may be a cover, but he has expertly reworked the Michael Jackson classic as though  it was written for a smooth jazz audience. The slowed down tempo increases the emotion and depth of the lyrics as Omar lingers enticingly on the end of each line.

Relaxes listening doesn’t come much better than ‘Love Never Felt So Good’. It feels at home during a classy evening dinner or cocktail party, but equally takes all the chaos away on a stress-inducing train commute back home. It is easy to see why Omar Kamal’s music appeals to so many different audiences. He has even been referred to as the ‘Palestinian Michael Bublé’.

Omar’s soft and calming vocals at the beginning of the track lend themselves perfectly to the lyrics and subtext of the song, but Kamal really lets his voice roar during the final chorus displaying his extensive vocal capabilities, only adding to his supreme charm and allure.

Omar caught the eye of Sony music middle after arranging a local concert which led to him signing with the company in 2014; you should certainly be keeping your eye on Omar Kamal

‘Love Never Felt So Good’ will be released October 21st.

For lovers of: Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr., Jamie Cullum and Norah Jones

For more on Omar Kamal, check out his social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omarkamalglobal/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/2370320

Ronoc releases soulful single ‘No More’

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Singer-songwriter Ronoc has been championing a soulful pop/rock sound recently, reminiscent of Paul Weller, Sting and Van Morrison.

Following the success of his last single ‘Battling on’, this latest track sees the artist centring his lyrics around a struggling relationship. The track is delivered with refreshing sense of rawness and emotion rarely seen in today’s musical climate.

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Links:

www.ronocmusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/Ronocmusic

https://www.facebook.com/RonocMusic/

https://twitter.com/ronocmusic

‘May Flower’ – feelgood blend of soul and funk from Byron Major

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This feelgood blend of soul and funk comes courtesy of rising South African singer, Byron Major. The song revolves around the push and pull that lovers feel in a passionate relationship. Byron takes influence from artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Marvin Gaye. The musician has shared the stage with Pavarotti in the past, and performed at Nelson Mandela’s Boston birthday party in 2013. The track was produced by platinum-selling producer, Andy Whitmore.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/byronmajor

https://www.facebook.com/mayartjustifyourreality

https://twitter.com/byronmajor13

The Great Voices Of Soul SSE/Wembley Show!

Supported by Smooth Radio and presented by TBH events, the show will be a must-see for fans of true soul music, and for live music fans who want to see how these innovative artists shaped the pop music landscape as we see it today.

At the very top of the bill will be multi-Grammy award winner Patti LaBelle, christened the ‘Godmother of Soul’ thanks to a five decade career that has seen 50 million albums sold. After her 16 years as the lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, LaBelle made the decision to go solo and had several number one hits including ‘If Only You Knew’ and ‘On My Own’, a duet with Michael McDonald. Tremendous critical success followed from Grammy Award winning albums, making her one of the icons of soul music the world over.

Also headlining are LA four piece The Whispers, whose list of 33 top ten hits and twenty Billboard charting albums stretch back to the birth of soul in the 60s. One of the most influential groups of their generation, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003, and accepted by popular vote into the Soul Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Their ground breaking rise in the 60s has also been recognised by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, who handed the group their prestigious Pioneer Award in 2008.

Meanwhile, from our very own shores, Soul II Soul first found fame in 1989 with huge UK number one ‘Back To Life (However Do You Want Me’)’, a track which also reached the top 5 in the USA and endures to this day. The band went on to win two Grammy awards, and have twice been nominated for ‘Best British Group’ at the BRIT awards, with five nominations in total.

The list of incredible talent on hand for the ‘Voices of Soul’ goes on, including:

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Ticket outlets:

www.AXS.com (Box Office)
www.Ticketmaster.co.uk

www.Seetickets.com

www.Gigantic.com

Tickets: £50, £60, £75, £80, £100

Promoters: http://www.tbhevents.uk/

Court Royal – ‘Watch Yourself’ – new single

Life affirming funk tune release on May 29th through Fly on the Wall Records

Their new single ‘Watch Yourself’, is further proof that they are hitting all the right notes in the UK music industry. Approached by a Sony producer who heard their music and wanted to get involved, he helped co-produce the single at Liverpool’s Motor Museum studios. This producer, who has previously recorded with Iggy Azalea, Lily Allen, and Britney, loved working with the band so much that he has committed to helping out on future tracks as well.

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In the meantime, ‘Watch Yourself’ is a grooving triumph, encouraging people to work for what they believe in despite what others think of their talents. It’s a positive message in a world that’s all too negative sometimes, and you can hear it for yourself here:

Keep an eye on Court Royal in 2015 – ‘Watch Yourself’ is unleashed on May 29th.

Links:

www.facebook.com/CourtRoyalOfficial

www.twitter.com/CourtRoyalMusic

Fresh new duo Dalimore aiming ‘Higher’ with their newest single

New release unveiled on May 11th

A brand new duo from the North East of England, Dalimore are Dan Bishop and Nathan Brewis who formed as a duo late in 2014 having previously worked on separate musical projects. It hasn’t taken long for them to find their sound, with new single ‘Higher’ due for release on May 11th.

With comparisons to the likes of Kodaline, The Fray, The Script, Coldplay, Ben Howard and more, their tracks blend genres from indie, via soul, to pop-rock, taking in influences from their own individual backgrounds and mixing them to great effect.

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You can hear the single ‘Higher’ on YouTube now, with a full official video due May 1st:

With the single recorded and ready for release, the pair are now working on ideas for their first EP, collecting together new tracks to continue on their journey to spread their music as far and wide as possible.

Their mission statement is to produce songs about making the most of life and working hard to be the best you can be – even when it seems easier to give up. It’s an admirable outlook, and one that has proven successful in the music industry in the past.

If there’s any justice, this level of determination will soon see Dalimore making their own mark on the music industry.

Links:

www.dalimore.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dalimoreuk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dalimoreuk

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dalimoreuk

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHjw1-TfZRA