Dear Reader, I don't remember much, but I remember this one thing with clarity.I was in the backyard looking up at my father; he was bent over raking leaves, explaining to me over his shoulder what it meant to be a good man‐‐to keep your word and do the work you set out to do. I was a child then and the words were a mystery, having little conception of what kind of man I would be, what sort of work I would do or how I would set about doing it.
It's been a time since we heard from Tasmin Archer, although it comes as something of a shock when you do the math and realise it's ten long years since her last album. Now she's back with 'On' , a stunning collection that proves yet again that wise old maxim that the best things in life are indeed worth the wait. As you would expect, it's a record of hugely atmospheric songs, rich with potent melodies and intelligent lyrics informed by her own unusual experience - and the result is a comeback that is as triumphant as it is welcome.
From kids’ jingles to Hip Hop to Country to Rock, Mike Fiorentino has worn many hats when it comes to songwriting and producing.
Originally from the Tampa, FL area, he grew up attaining a love for the Beatles, early rap music and a healthy dose of country music. After moving to Nashville in 2007 he penned and arranged numerous songs for Hasbro Inc. for use in toys, commercials, and network television including ABC, NBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, and the Cartoon Network. In 2013 he co-founded The Tennessee Recording Company (an independent record label/production team) with longtime friend and collaborator Kyle Cook, guitarist of Matchbox 20.
From the rural town of Duvall, WA comes the voice of an honest soul. With lyrical roots in country and folk, and an unmistakably unique vocal style, Austin Jenckes is by definition a singer/songwriter. He has spent the better half of a decade paving his own way; starting with small local followings in sleepy coastal towns around the pacific northwest. In January of 2012, he moved from Washington State to Nashville, TN, where he recorded an independently released EP titled “An American Story.”
Austin Jenckes was a Top 10 finalist in Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice and is currently preparing for an extensive tour schedule in 2014, where he will formally introduce himself to new listeners with the intention of greeting every ear with the voice of an old friend.
From her breakthrough hit, 1987’s Mandinka, to the multi-platinum international success of 1990’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got with its number one version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” from her fearless genre-crossing forays into Irish folk, and roots reggae to her collaborations with artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack and The Chieftains, O’Connor has trodden a unique path to become the most iconic female artist of the past 30 years. There is no one like Sinéad O’Connor. An album of brand new recordings I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss will be released on August 12 via Nettwerk Records.
Australian singer-songwriter Stu Larsen recorded his debut full-length album, Vagabond, at Sydney’s esteemed Linear Studios and was co-produced by Chris Vallejo and friend/label-mate Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger). A few years ago, Stu left his small town in Queensland, Australia and embraced a life as a bit of a vagabond himself, exploring and embracing opportunities as they came. He has been touring, recording, driving friends tour vans and pretty much anything else that allows him to continue his travels. The album expresses the dichotomy of Stu’s life on the road – his amazing journeys and beautiful observations along the way; contrasted with an inevitable sense of loneliness. He attracted new fans in North America and beyond during his extensive run as support for Passenger in 2013.
Having won critical praise in the states and abroad, Gossling will see the proper release of her debut full-length album, Harvest Of Gold, in North America on September 23 via Nettwerk Records. Written in Tasmania and realized in Melbourne, alongside producer John Castle (The Bamboos/Vance Joy/Washington), Harvest Of Gold is ten tracks of gorgeous pop songcraft – a rich blend of plucked harps, guitar climaxes and retro, European disco.
Roger John Reginald Greenaway is an English songwriter and record producer, best known as part of one of Britain’s most prolific songwriting teams. Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway first came to prominence when the Fortunes recorded their composition “You’ve Got Your Troubles,” a Top Ten smash in both the U.S. and U.K. The Fortunes released their follow-up hit, “This Golden Ring,” and Gary Lewis & the Playboys scored an American Top Ten hit with “Green Grass,” both Cook-Greenaway creations. David & Jonathan, Cook and Greenaway’s alter ego, landed their biggest U.K. hit that summer with the Top Ten “Lovers of the World Unite,” and the two subsequently began writing advertising jingles, most notably for Coca-Cola. In late 1967, Gene Pitney scored a Top Five U.K. hit with “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart.” In 1970,
Wild Strawberries is a Canadian pop band made up of married couple Roberta Carter-Harrison (vocals) and Ken Harrison, who are also, respectively, a physiotherapist and a doctor by trade. Over the years the Harrison's have built up a significant and loyal fan base, beginning with their self-released indie cassette "Carving Wood Spectacles" and subsequently their 1992 debut CD, Grace. 1993 EP, "Life Sized Marilyn Monroe", was the perfect precursor to their follow-up breakthrough album, "Bet You Think I'm Lonely". Both albums spawned title track hit singles, the latter garnering them a Juno nomination for Best New Band. After signing to Nettwerk in 1995, and seeing their album "Heroine" hit gold, the Wild Strawberries found themselves in a whirlwind of mainstream success, with more radio hits, an intense tour schedule (incl.
At a rave event in 1991 she was noticed by producers Opus 111, It was through this meeting that they would form a Dance act called Opus III. Their first single, “It’s A Fine Day” from their debut album Mind Fruit was an international smash and hit #1 on Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1992. They also had another US #1 hit on the Dance chart in 1994 with “When You Made The Mountain” from their second and last album Guru Mother. The album outsold Prince and Madonna in 1992 in Japan.