We’ve all done the constant redial of ticket lines to ensure we don’t miss out on the gig of our dreams, but this may be the ultimate in blink and you miss it shows. Bryony Dunn’s debut single, Golden Girl, questions what it means to be a celebrity and this, combined with her peculiar writing spot of choice, has led to an utterly unique choice of venues – the classic red British telephone box.
About as far removed from the X-Factor farce of manufactured numbers and auto-tune Hell as you can get, Bryony will be playing her self-composed tracks to an exclusive audience of approximately two people per show (more, depending on how big they are), as perfect a demonstration of DIY ingenuity as you could wish for. Keep an eye on her website and social media for specific details and get yourself a copy of the track from 17th November.
Soundcloud: Radio Edit: https://m.soundcloud.com/dominicking/golden-girl-radio-edit
‘Touch’ cover: https://soundcloud.com/dominic-roy-king/bryony-dunn-touch
Never one to shy away from the limelight at the best of times, Ms Mohammed has announced she will be appearing on Friday 9th November at the Off the Record new music showcase in Manchester. Take the day off work and head along, we insist!
Hailing from New Hampshire, Roger Rudenstein is quickly becoming a well-known and respected name in the world of modern opera. His work over the years, particularly his witty, satirical operas The Devil and George Bush and The Rise & Fall of Donald P. Glumph has garnered him rave reviews from the likes of The New York Times, and over 100,000 streams on Soundcloud. If two full length operas about recent history’s two most entertaining nit wits wasn’t enough though, he’s also written, symphonies, concertos, chamber pieces and 29 full length piano sonatas! The word prolific comes to mind, and it’s quite clear that Roger has a truly musical mind and real gift for what he does.
His latest work however has gone in a more serious direction, with his operatic take on James Joyce’s 732 page epic Ulysses. Choosing to use the works original text however, Roger has composed the music to fit around what are called leitmotifs, reflecting the rhythm and cadence of the characters speech and internal monologues, telling the story in a very immersive and natural way.
Europe is the next on the list though and Roger is looking to perform his new opera over here as this is where the essence of Rogers work lies and where there is still a great love for Joyces work.
Follow Roger here and be sure to check out his work!
Belle Chen is performing a rare live show in support of her newly released album, Mademoiselle, this Saturday, 21st October. Belle debuted the first performances of tracks from the album at London’s Senate House on 18th October as part of this year’s Bloomsbury Festival, and showcased her extraordinary musicianship and unusual soundscapes before a packed audience.
Using not only traditional piano techniques, taking influence from composers such as Debussy and Ravel, she also features lives dance and a VJ, not to mention electronic loop pedals and Ableton Live to further create truly unique sounds. Tickets are expected to sell out, so we recommend booking your seat as soon as possible.
Fondly-remembered X Factor contestant, Souli Roots, hasn’t just let her performance in the competition to become a distant memory of her time as an artist, she has continued to work across the live circuit, like any troubadour worth their salt. More importantly, she has recently released World Peace Expression, a single championed by the likes of CND for preaching against hate and intolerance and asking people around the world to come together. It’s damn catchy too! She will be performing the track at a one-off date in London next week, which is not to be missed!
J.J. Leone, a self funded, self taught, self promoted and self made artist is heading to this years Septemberfest in Donnington park, Where acts like Razorlight, Five and Nathan Dawe are set to perform this end of summer blowout.
J.J. Leone’s style derives from his loves of classic acts such as Prince, Stevie Wonder and Cody Chesnutt, as well as his life experiences to create a Pop/Soul style with R&B elements. J.J. has certainly paid his dues in terms of personally pushing himself as far as he can go with getting his music out there and heard. From touring Barcelona at the early of 15, he has managed to learn and create with only himself to give credit.
J.J.’s latest single ‘With You’ is a fresh and emotional addition to a back catalogue of songs that he has self recorded and released, with the help of Rise Records.
So be sure to catch J.J. Leone at Septemberfest on the 22nd-24th September.