Some of you may have heard of Stephen Hunt as former Neighbours actor Matt Hancock but for most you will know him for his live shows as a singer songwriter and countless charity work that he is involved heavily with. Over the last few years Stephen has been learning his craft building his own studio and recording his current E.P which is available to buy right now from www.stephenhunt.com.au as well as working on his career pioneering the transition of traditional television marketing to the internet throughwww.tubemogul.com which Stephen will talk about more within this interview.

Music Promotions would like to thank Stephen for taking time out to talk to us about his new EP, touring, charity work, his inspirations and more.

Remember to keep updated with all of his latest news and download your copy of ‘Listen’ at www.stephenhunt.com.au

 

1.Can you tell us more about your new EP? How long have you spent writing and recording it?

 

It’s been a long time coming but is really exciting now that it’s all locked and loaded. Back in 2004 I released an independent 7 track E.P in the UK called ‘the light’ which sold close to 5700 copies.  It was recorded in a bedroom (and bathroom randomly) with virtually no budget.  Only one track from ‘the light’ has survived to feature on the current E.P ‘listen’.  As in independent artist it took me a long time to save up the investment required to record professionally but it was worth the effort.

 

Back in 2010 I took a break from work to track out all the songs I had written in a make-shift home studio.  I bought a copy of Logic (music recording software) and set up in an empty house at Lake Macquarie for a week of tracking and experimenting.  I got a load done in that session but it took several months of additional work from a spare room while living with my parents-in-law before I could take a step back and have a listen to a really long demo CD.  The new E.P is a collection of 6 songs selected from the 56 tracks I ended up laying down in that period.

 

I workshopped the chosen demo tracks with Producer, Pianist and good friend Scott Aplin until we knew what we wanted the E.P to sounds like.  The next phase saw us move into Sydney’s Linear Studios for 3 days of recording and 3 days of mixing leveraging an array of great musicians Scott had worked with previously.

 

The preparation worked to my advantage as we got efficient use out of the studio time leaving sufficient budget to get the mastering done at Abbey Road Studios in London.  The mastering polished things off perfectly leaving a professional debut that I’m really proud of.

 

These songs drop into the singer/songwriter category with lyrics that require a little attention to follow and musical phrases that add the odd surprise.  They were chosen not because they were the best or most likable tunes I’ve written, but because they create a particular mood when heard together as an E.P.

 

Those who have seen me perform live will know I’m a pretty versatile musician who plays several instruments and shifts across a variety of styles from song to song.  I can get down and dirty in the blues or rise up into some groovy funk.  The ‘listen’ E.P represents the softer side of my sound and the more personal side of my songwriting.

 

2.Will this just be an Internet release or are you planning a more mainstream release later on with a full album?

 

At this stage, the E.P is only available through online channels though physical copies can be bought from my website (www.stephenhunt.com.au) or at gigs.  I created my own record label (Rivas Records) that has signed two other artists already and will be looking to sign publishing and distribution deals once I find the right partner companies though I’m in no rush.

 

I would love to progress to recording a full album since I have more than enough material but funding it will depend on how successful this E.P is and finding the time to record it will be stretch for the next year or two while I raise my son.  That said it’s not about money for me but following my passion.

 

You can actually download a digital copy for free from the website if you’re unable to make a financial contribution for it.  I make enough from my day job to get by and just hope to earn enough back through my music to support me playing live gigs and writing more songs.  My hope is that listeners will enjoy what they hear and introduce ‘listen’ to their friends and family.

 

The songs are also accessible across a variety of platforms including iTunes and Spotify with UK listeners taking the most interest so far.

 

3. Any actual single stand out tracks?

 

The first track (“In my head”) is the ‘single’ that I’m pushing to the radio stations. It’s a bit of a journey with some really beautiful cello parts that drop in after the first chorus.

 

“Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” (track 3) rocks out a bit more and is my 2ndfavourite from the E.P.  I get the most positive feedback from critics about “All in All” though “Harder to Change” has the best lyrics for my mind.

 

The last track (Precious Moments) is a special song since it was written about my awesome wife but my objective favourite is “Control”.  It’s a sweet song that seduces you before erupting into symphonic glory.

 

4. Who inspires you as a songwriter? Any artists/bands in the charts that you would like to work with? 

 

I love Neil Finn and Diesel (Marc Lizzotte) as songwriters though I don’t follow either of their styles in my own writing too much.  Sigur Ros made a big impact on me a few years back and you can see their influence in songs like ‘Control’ where I dabbled in some big orchestral sounds. I’d love too collaborate with Lior or Paul Kelly some day and have actually written a song with Paul in mind.

 

Josh Pyke went to primary school with me and blew me away with his first two records.  There is some inspiration borrowed there for sure and I look up to him as the type of lyricist I’d love to become.

 

Holly Throsby was another school-mate who influenced my style and we should pay tribute to the Stone kids who don’t necessary influence me but we did go to music classes together in Primary School.  Jake Stone has made a name for himself as front man of Blue Juice and Elana Stone has done a stellar job of carving her own path.

 

My favourite band is ‘Whitest Boy Alive’ who inspire a lot of my more funky songs in the live shows.  I also have a deep love of Reggae Dub from New Zealand (Fat Freddy’s Drop or The Black Seeds) and South America (Godwana or Los Cafres).

 

5. Would you ever consider the X factor/voice route in either a judging/mentoring role?

 

I’d never say never if it made sense but for now I am content doing what I do.

 

6. You do a lot of charity work, can you tell us more about the projects your involved in?

 

Sure.  I am a bit of a hippy at heart.  I used to have the dread-locks and the tie-dye shirt in my teenage years but these days I still stand by the idea that you are only happy when you give unconditionally.  If you take, take, take, it stresses and depresses you.  If you give….even just once…you feel on top of the world.  It is the act of selflessness itself that promotes a smile even if no one else knows you’ve done anything – deep huh?

 

So in practice, I give cash to causes when I can but prefer to donate time and effort.  HIV/AIDS is still my cause of choice since I lost an Uncle to an AIDS-related illness when I was 15.  This led me to swim the English Channel in 2002 and the Gibraltar Strait in 2005 to raise funds for the AIDS Trust of Australia.

 

In between the swims, I met an inspiring young woman named Alischa Ross who was doing some amazing work in preventative HIV/AIDS education targeting young people.   We worked together to launch a not-for-profit she had conceived called Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS (www.yeah.org.au).

 

I would love to swim around Manhattan Island (NYC) or from the North to South Island of New Zealand but my main focus is my family and there isn’t much capacity for something like that in the immediate future.

 

 

7. Have you considered a move back in to acting or is music you full on focus You have been in various different bands in the past would you go back to being in a band?

 

Anything is possible. At the moment I have a great career pioneering the transition of traditional television marketing to the internet throughwww.tubemogul.com and see many more years leading their Australian operation.  Acting and playing music were things I always considered hobbies or passions rather than jobs and I expect they will both feature throughout my life as age puts no limitations on either.

 

8. Do you have any live gigs coming up? What can we expect from your live shows?

 

Yes!  I’ve been playing a lot this year at local beach bars like ‘The Courtyard’ in Coogee where I had a summer residency or ‘34 Degrees South’ in Bondi.  I just opened the Australian premiere of the film ‘Cloud Atlas’ at the Bondi Open Air Cinema to a full house (500+ in the crowd).  Loads more to come so check out my site for details (www.stephenhunt.com.au).

 

At my live shows I either bring in a special guest and share the show with both of us playing our own songs, play solo-acoustic or I’ll get the band back together and do a full showcase of my own music.  My influences go well beyond what you hear on the E.P so expect to be subdued, serenaded and funked before you rock out.

 

9. Any plans to return the UK for any live gigs etc? 

 

Yes.  More than half of the people who have bought or downloaded my E.P are from the UK so I’ll definitely follow that up.  I used to play all over the country when I released ‘the light’ and will get back when work allows the break to do some local live shows for the growing audience there.  Last year I was in town for the Olympics and did a few gigs at bars around Hampstead and Highbury where I used to live.

 

10. What is next for you? 

 

I’m going to spend the year playing a few festivals and building the fan base with my E.P.  I am loving my job and being a Dad so they are my top priorities…aside from my wife of course.  I love my music and have recently come back to the piano as an instrument of choice so look out for some new songs driven from the keys rather than the guitar at my gigs

Australian born singer Bowie Jane is a breath of fresh air to the music scene, with honest up front lyrics, feel good style and excellent vocals the release of her UK single Luv Bomb won’t go un noticed when it is out on the 11th March.

Bowie Jane recently took time out from her very busy schedule to chat with Music Promotions about touring, Luv Bomb, Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis Championships, music admiration’s and more.

Stay updated with Bowie Jane at www.bowiejane.com

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1: Your single Luv Bomb is there a story behind it?

It’s about being best mates with someone, hanging out with them all the time and then they decide to wreck the friendship by taking it further. They drop the good old “luv bomb” on you after a few drinks!
2: Is Luv Bomb a good indication of what we can expect from you?

Yeah we have some great tracks coming… lyrically my songs are all telling a story (sorry ex-boyfriends!). I write the lyrics straight after something happens in my life… so the story is fresh and real! It’s really hard to write lyrics when you aren’t feeling passionate about something so as soon as I feel it, I sit down and write.
3: What are your expectations towards UK chart success?

I absolutely love the music that comes out of the UK. I think Luv Bomb will do well there because the UK audience have a  great understanding and love of pop – Luv Bomb is pop with a twist. I can’t wait to perform again over there…
4: Are there any artists that you feel you have a similar style to? Any bands/solo performers that you would like to work with?

I guess lyrically my songs have a bit of a Lily Allen angle. Perhaps I’m somewhere inbetween Lily Allen and Katy Perry…. I think the sound is unique so I’m not sure who I would relate it to!!

I would absolutely love to work Robbie Williams – he is such a fantastic performer. There are also quite a few songwriter/producers I’d love to work with like Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Adele).
5: Have you already decided on the follow up single to Luv Bomb?

Yep! I’m really excited about it as it too has a really cool unique sound but is still pop. I love melody and lyrics that aren’t too generic. So it’s sitting there waiting to be released but first I’m excited to let the world hear Luv Bomb.
6: How was performing at the Australian Grand Slam?

It absolutely went off. I had so much fun on stage. We had the whole audience involved and it was about 27 degrees. There was a two hour wait in the queue to get into the music area where I was singing so I had to not only perform to the people in the audience, but also those waiting in the queue. It was just so so fun!
7: How did you find touring in the UK? What has been the reaction so far? Any favourite venues?

I love doing festivals. The bigger the stage the better! I sang at Homelanz Festival in London which was really cool. Great crowd and I sang a few of my unreleased songs so it was good to watch their reaction and work out what songs go down best. I perform heaps in Australia so I know what works in Australia but the UK love their pop even more so it’s great performing over there.
8: What is a Bowie Jane live concert like?

I love to get the audience involved so the crazier the better. I’ve seen some photos of me on stage and I literally am about half a metre off the ground because I jump around on stage so much. And then I wonder why I’m puffed! Need to restrain myself….
9: When can we expect your debut album release?

I will release the album after the release of a few more singles. We have heaps of songs waiting in the pipelines. I would love to put a few acoustic tracks on there too but I have heaps on in the first part of the year in the UK so we will be concentrating on that first.
10: Would you have ever considered the Voice or X Factor Route? Judging role maybe?

I love every part of releasing a song and I really like to be heavily involved in every part so at the moment, I probably wouldn’t go on those shows because they usually have a set path for the artist to go down but I will certainly never say never! I think those shows are great for giving artists exposure and it’s good for everyone at home to watch the process. It also means the artist isn’t so reliant on being “discovered”. It gives everyone an opportunity to showcase their talent.

A judge? For sure! That would be great… probably a bit stressful but yeah I’d love to do that! It would be unreal to see a performer progress through the show and then have success after.
12: Do you have any live gigs coming up? Possible supports you can talk about?

There are some discussions going on at the moment for some very big supports but I am sworn to secrecy… will just have to wait and see what happens with that one.

I’m doing a tour of the UK in March 2013 which will include radio interviews around the country as well as public appearances. My website will have it all listed athttp://www.bowiejane.com

In the UK Summer I’m in discussions to sing at quite a few festivals so when they are locked in, they will all be listed on the website too.
13: What is next for you?

I arrive in the UK in March and then will be there for most of this year. We will be focusing on the release of Luv Bomb first then doing heaps of radio and gigs. I can’t wait!

Reconnected Interview:

 

From Britain’s Got Talent to Little Mix support Act, Reconnected are 2013 newest hottest boyband, recently signed to  Duncan Bannatyne’s record label and about to release their first single One In A Million, Matt, Max and Harry took time out from their school’s tour to chat with Music Promotions about life since Britain’s Got Talent, which judge they wanted to impress the most, favourite venues and touring.

Since Britain’s got talent what have you been up to?
Since Britain’s Got Talent we split as a five piece Max joined us and we changed our name from Connected to Reconnected, found our manager over a year and a half ago and then we signed with Duncan Bannatyne Record label.
Is your current single a good indication of what we can expect more of from you?
We are still developing our sound, this single is something we actually worked on very early last year, we are finding our style from the tours were doing, we are currently on a schools tours then we have the Little Mix tour, performing different songs finding out what works best for us.
Are you currently working on your album or you focusing on this single promoting it etc?
At the minute were focusing on this single the release date is the 17th March, see what happens then speak to the label after its release decide on the second single and take it as it happens.
(Do you write your own material?)  we have ideas but we are yet to put out our own material yet, right now it’s all about  finding a perfect sound and style that suits us and getting out there performing & meeting people.
Any artists in the chart that you feel you have similar sound to?
We don’t think there’s many 3 piece bands, our sound may sound cliche boy it is very poppy kind of like One Direction but with a more dance feel.
 Your about to tour with Little Mix, have you began rehearsing already?
We’re in the middle of a schools tour at the minute, so we have the same songs that were singing 24/7.
Any venues your most looking forward to performing at?
There are a few arenas on the tour, Liverpool Echo Arena and the Apollo which we did on the BGT tour looking forward to performing that one again.
What advice would you give any one going on to Britain’s Got Talent?
Just be your self, don’t let nerves affect you, it is very nerve wrecking just enjoy every minute take it all in, we are doing what we want it really is a good platform.
Which judge did you really want to impress the most?
It has to be the Cowell, every one wants to impress Simon, Me and my brother auditioned a few years ago everyone laughs when I tell this story, I was so nervous every time I went on stage I would get a twitch!! Simon Cowell is the one.
What is next for you?  Any more tours coming up after Little Mix?
There’s a lot that we can’t say at moment, if the single goes to plan hopefully we will have our own tour, we have quite a lot coming up everything we do we keep updated on our Facebook pages.
http://www.reconnectedofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/reconnectedmusic

Jessica Clemmons Review… Interview coming very soon

 

As a support singer you are warming up the crowd ready for the main band, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that when US singer Jessica Clemmons was introduced the stage at the Royal Concert Hall she was the main headline act, with incredible stage presence, confidence and the ability to work the crowd leaving them wanting more.
Bringing to the stage her incredible set of songs showcasing her amazing vocal ability.
What a voice perhaps a mixture of Adele and Beyonce, so powerful. Singing from the heart you can feel the energy, the passion and the fun that Jessica brings to her music, each song tells a story, listen to the lyrics and feel the emotion enjoy the show.
Mixing her own music with some Motown which blows she the roof off! Intimate venue interacting with the crowd you know that it wont be longer before its the Jessica Clemmons tour with support…
2013 will be the year that Jessica Clemmons hits the mainstream keep a date ‘Free’ in your diary.

Jessica Clemmons is on Facebook and twitter feel free to add her and join in the journey that takes you in 2013!

http://www.jessicaclemmons.com

Pixie Lott Blast from the past interview, incredible career for a talented singer, Pixie Lott singer, Fashion line and Movies is there no end to the talents of Ms Pixie Lott keep updated with one of the sexiest popstars in the UK at her official website www.pixielott.com.

 

Cry Me Out is a different direction from Mama Do and Boys and Girls, How do you decide on what the follow single’s will be?

I think it’s good to release a introduction song to start with, Mama Do and Boys and Girls young and cheeky and fun, then follow up with a ballad, it has a real xmas feel to it, it’s good to be able show a different side to me.
What is the Story behind Cry Me Out?
Cry Me Out is about a boy who’s done you wrong, it has a real positive message, girls not being depressed about a break up telling a boy i’m not going to be the one who is upset you can Cry Me out, It has a good meaning.
How do you decide on the music video concept?
I like to match each song to the music video the video has a more mature outlook it is in black and white there’s more emotion there’s also a Xmas feel to it.
Having your first two single and album all debut in at no1 is there alot more pressure on you now?
No, not really i’m really grateful to all the amazing support i’ve had i don’t feel any extra pressure  i’m just happy to be doing what I’m doing, i really want to prove my self, release a lot more singles and show different sides to me.
Having been support to The Saturdays when can we expect a headline Pixie Lott tour?
Hopefully in May next year i’m really excited.  Entertaining being live is defiantly my favorite part of what i do.
Any more support slots coming up?
No support coming up i’m got some random gigs with other artists but no more supports coming up.
Where can we see you live?
I don’t think i have any gigs coming up until the new year, i’m currently promoting Cry me Out and i’m off to LA on sunday.
Have you got any plans to break the US market? I’m going to be releasing in the US next year  it’s not to long away heavy promotional schedule i’m really looking forward to it.
Will you be releasing any more single from Turn It Up after Cry Me Out?
Yes definitely Gravity will be the next release after Cry Me Out lots more potential single to come.

Do you have a favorite song which you like performing live?

I love performing all of them, i can really get in to character and show different sides to me.
What are your plans for the rest or 2009 start of 2010?
I’m going to be writing some new tracks with my favorite song writer i have my next single coming out in February really busy time coming up which i’m looking forward to.
Any messages for your fans?
Thank you so much to every one who has helped me i’m really grateful, I love all my fans and i can’t wait to meet you all.
Keep up to date with all the latest Pixie Lott news only at her official website www.pixielott.com

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Music promotions had the pleasure to chat live from LA to Early Morning Rebel your favorite new band who are coming back to the UK very soon for selected live shows which can be found at their website www.earlymorningrebel.com.
Early Morning Rebel have made a name for them selves through there music which has been noticed and played on big TV shows including Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Greys Anatomy and VH1.

Find out what Early Morning Rebel had to say about being apart of London Fashion week, touring, writing and recording plus more right here at Music promotions.

 

Early Morning Rebel Interview: Can you start by telling us more about Early Morning Rebel?
We are a LA based band, we have been together for a year and a half, recording and writing. Touring and learning our craft has been a great ride we can’t wait to come back to the UK we love performing there.
Is your new single Burn Us Down a good indication of what we can hear more of?
There is a couple of different tracks, we like mixing and re matching tracks some which are close to Life Boat and others close to Burn Us Down. With the album half of it is that sort of stripped down and raw quality and some of it is our full band and has a more rock quality, we also have some acoustic tracks, there will be a good mix of ballads and energy mixed songs.
Your single Lifeboat was featured in an episode of keeping up with the Kardashians any more tracks featured in any TV shows?
We have done a lot of different TV and film, 4 different promos, Keeping up with the Kardashians was one, we have done VH1, Parent hood big show and Greys Anatomy we are very lucky to have been on so many great TV shows, we would love to be featured in movies the marriage been film and TV is awesome we wouldn’t mind as long as the music makes sence and it is in a positive way.
How did you find performing at London Fashion week?
Really great we like the marriage between music and fashion it is really humbling to be apart of something so big and music being performed on the catwalk. London is really where the world looks for the up and coming designers, so it’s cool for us to be involved in that and see where everything is going in the fashion world and be inspired by that.
Have you thought of following in the footsteps of many others with your own fashion line?
That is actually a big goal of ours, a big dream to have our own men’s wear collection would be huge it is something we have spoken about and perhaps have our own bags to that would be awesome, watch this space.
Who inspires you musically?
We are huge music fans we listen to all different genres, my self i connect with old soul and new indie bands and singer songwriter stuff some hip hop depending on the mood i’m in, a combination of all that inspires a song it does change from day to day. We love all types of music it really depends what mood we’re in, we really appreciate everything.
When can we expect your album? Have you finished it?
We have a lot of songs done been back in the studio we have about 20 songs to choose from, some similar to Lifeboat we love being back in the LA studio, we are in talks with some labels to release a full length CD.
Any artists that you have calibrated with and/or would like to work with?
I love Adele she is amazing would love to work with her. M83 are a great band amazing to calibirate with them. Any indie acts really and grime we are open to any kinds of music duets which would work and fit in with us as a band.
You have got your tour coming up where can we see you live? any shows that you are most looking forward to performing at?
We will be in Liverpool, Sheffield and London we are continuing to hit through the UK back and fourth through out the rest of the year we feel really honoured to be setting down routes here in the UK, we are really excited each time we play over here.
What can we expect from your live shows?
We like to do a lot of acoustic it is a lot easier for TV and radio, i am the lead singer but we do have some harmonies we have a lot of energy we pride our selves on our live shows we love performing.
What is next for you?
We have a couple of TV shows coming up, maybe shoot a few music videos, live tour our schedule is really packed we love to work and cant wait to perform and meet every one on the way.
Keep up to date with the day to day world of Early Morning rebel at www.earlymorningrebel.com.

Hailing all the way from Canada and storming in the UK charts at no1 with her massive smash hit incredible single Alone Again is MS Alyssa Reid.

All ready smashing the airwaves with Alone Again Alyssa will be back with the release of her irresistible debut CD The Game.

 

 

While over in the UK on a promotional tour Alyssa kindly took time out of her very hectic schedule to talk to Music Promotions about her debut CD, touring plans, How You Tube gave her the big break she has been working so hard for and much more.

www.alyssareid.com

First of all congratulations on debuting in at No1 on the ITunes chart, how does it feel to have reached No1 in the UK? – Thank you so much! It is incredible. I never would have expected the amount of support and success I am getting in such a short time!
Can you tell us about your new single Alone Again is this the sound that we can expect to hear from you? – Alone Again is a sample of an 80’s power balled called “Alone”, written with two versions. One, with verses I have written with co-writer Jamie Appleby (Owner of Wax Records), and another with a rap to replace the verses. I would describe my sound as urban, power-pop. Rihanna meets Adele.
Why did you decide to sample 1987 hit song Alone by the rock band Heart for Alone Again? – The song, as successful as it has been, was not meant to be “Alone Again.” I started off writing a completely different song, and without having a chorus, I brought it to Wax Records to demo. I was familiar with Heart, and loved their single Alone, and sang their chorus over top of the demo as a temporary filler. The label and I fell in love with the song as is, and released it not knowing it was going to react as profoundly as it did.
Can you talk us through your album? what can we expect from it? – My album “The Game” is a very diverse album, with songs ranging from acoustic ballads to mid-tempo ballads, to upbeat dance songs. The writing on the album is all based off of personal experiences and relationships and can be easily relatable to listeners of any age.
Which songs from your CD was your favorite to record and perform live? – My favourite song off my album is “Burned.” It is a song I wrote after my first serious breakup, and I love performing it because not only do people get to know more about me and connect to me through that experience, but I get to strip everything down to bare minimum and rely solely on my vocals.
You first got noticed through You Tube leading to your record deal what advice would you give to anybody new starting out? – I was very lucky getting recognized like I did. I put one video up just for fun one night, and it only took one person to see it and that changed my entire life. I would give the advice of performing where ever possible to gain experience, and of course, showcase your talent where ever possible. It only takes one view from the right person.
Did you consider going down the American Idol or Xfactor Route?- When I was very young, I was on a American Idol inspired show for kids and I think that experience turned me away from that. At the end of the day, those shows are about tv, and what makes good television. As much as it is great exposure to be on a nationally broadcasted show, I never felt like the music came first.
Being a songwriter what inspires you musically?- I am very inspired by personal experiences. I have a very vivid imagination which helps me take one experience, and dissect all the details and make a story of it.
When can we expect the follow up single to Alone Again?- You can expect my second single for late Spring. It is called “The Game” and is exactly that. A follow up to “Alone Again.” It gets to show people my stronger, more self assured side, in contrast to the vulnerability Alone Again expressed.
Have you got any UK tours coming up that you can talk about?- The details are being kinked out right now, but I can definitely tell you I will be doing performances through-out the spring, followed by a tour later this year.
What is next for you? – Because of the incredible support from the UK, I have been given opportunities to branch out world-wide and share my music in a way I never thought possible. Hopefully, a world-wide tour is to come in 2012!
Any final messages? – I would just like to say thank you to everybody who has picked up a copy of “Alone Again” on itunes, or simply heard my music on the radio and internet and enjoyed it. Your support means everything to me and is the reason I get to do what I have always dreamed of!

Matt’s brand new single It’s Only Love taken from his second album is out on the 29th October 2012

Matt Cardle Interview:

X factor winner Matt Cardle has had the biggest selling single with When We Collide, a number one album, hit singles and now about to set of on the road for his first headline tour with so much going on Matt very kindly took time out to speak to Music Promotions about his tour plans, that all important second CD, Celebrity Juice appearances and more.

For a full list of tour dates and all the latest on Matt go to his official website: www.mattcardlemusic.com

How are Rehearsals going for your first ever tour- anything that you can tell us about your own stage show? What are you most looking forward to about this tour?
Amazing, we have literally just finished rehearsals, I can’t wait to get out there and perform, it will be nice to be on the road meet all the fans and translate with a live band performing all the songs from my album and a mix of songs just for the tour.
With the success of your debut album, will there be any more singles released and have you been working on your second CD?
I am always writing songs and in the process of the 2nd album i think after the tour ends we will be hitting the studio and focusing on the new CD, I don’t think there will be no singles after Amazing.
As a song writer who inspires you?
Chris Martin is amazing I would love to work with him, After performing with Rihanna on the X Factor would you like to work with her again? Yes, there is lots i would like to do with Rihanna! I would love to perform with her.
Like Olly Murs would you ever consider a presenting role on the X Factor? Is this something you would be interested in?
No I wouldn’t, I couldn’t, I can’t even read an auto Cue, i think Olly is great but its just not me.

Being the X Factor class of 2010, Have you been watching the contestants from the latest series what do you think to rest of them who have came out from it?

Absolutely, to be in the 1000’s and 1000’s who audition getting down to the live finals and to win is Amazing, it is hard work and a fantastic opportunity, I take my hat of to them.
You recently went on Celebrity Juice, What was that like is Keith Lemon really that crazy? Would you consider going on any other shows like Top Gear ?
It was fun, he really is that crazy, Lee Francis wasn’t even in the building it was just Keith Lemon it was a really good laugh, I would love to go on Top Gear if the opportunity came up I love any chance to perform.
Can you tell us more about your single Amazing is there a story behind it?
Amazing is about being found, somebody finding you, it is the most Amazing feeling being happy, it is a love song.
Do you have any nerves as the chart positions are announced?
I don’t think about single sales, it more about album sales, i would rather have a big selling album, the singles help to sell the album, you can have top ten singles but the most important thing is to sell albums.
Any final messages?
Thank you so much for your love and support its been Amazing come see me on tour I can’t wait to see you.

 

 

Full of energy ready for a good time and ready to rock the stage getting thousands of music lovers all waiting for Scouting For Girls warmed up are 5 lads from Essex with a passion for performing live incredible vocals and know how to please any crowd you would be forgiven for thinking that they was headlining the way the reaction was for them but no they are one of the 4 supports acts opening for Scouting For girls as soon as they stepped on to that stage and begin there set you instantly knew that like the headline band themselves The Promise will soon be the headliners.

With a range of songs from the mellow single Beating Hearts to more rockier and raw tracks watch The Promise live and you will not be disappointed. Make sure you keep updated with them at their official website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Could you start by telling us more about the Promise?
We are The Promise were from Harlow in Essex we have been together in this band for about 18 months now but we have been playing music together for about 6 years, we was in a band before this but we decided to start from scratch we came up with a new name, new songs and that’s how The Promise came together.
Is you current single a good indication of what we can expect to hear more of from you?
Beating Hearts is more of a mellow sound, its like a love song to our set its a slower song more chilled out, other songs we have are more upbeat this one is more for the ladies! 🙂
Who would you say you have a similar style to?
The Script, different songs have a different influence over us, The Script and Maroon Five that kind off rock pop, each song definitely has a different influence. (Are there any bands that you would like to work with or to begin with are you just about introducing the Promise?) yeah i think at this stage we are just focusing on us getting ourselves established there is a lot of different parties we would love to work with but at the minute its just about getting The Promise out there getting us exposure.

When can we expect an album from you? have you finished writing and recording?
We are constantly writing songs to hopefully in the near future bring out a full length album we are writing and writing as we go along.
What is your live show like for any one who is yet to see you live?
We would probably say its rockier than our Ep it is rawer you get more energy when we are live than the CD its a lot more energetic.
Who influences you musically?
It’s quite a wide range of influences to be honest we like a lot of 80’s music like Queen then we like a lot of the current music from pop to heavy rock as a band and individually we have a massive range from any song that comes on the radio one of us we will love it, because we have such a wide range it brings us together through our writing and makes it so different from anything else out there.
Do you have any favorite venues that you have performed at and is there any that you would love to perform at?
We played at Henley park in Stoke in June it was like a big festival in front of 10,000 people i think it was, The Saturdays played there and Lawson, Labrinth it was really nice as well we got to talk to the fans afterwards we made a lot of new fans and that was the first time we had played to that many people that was really special, we played at the Astoria in London before that was knocked down that was really good played there a couple of times actually. We would love to play a big arena, Wembley would be good we have seen so many great bands at Wembley arena i would say that is a favorite venue to perform at that would be a dream come true to be honest.
Who are you most looking forward to watching live in Newark tonight? (August 25th 12)
Scouting for girls ( Headline band) we are friends with Loveable Rouge we have the same manager we have known them since before they went on Britain Got Talent played with them a few times they all ways put on a good show, Scouting F
or Girls we all massive fans off i don’t think we have ever seen them live either that will be nice, but all of them it is a privilege to be on the same line up as every one.
If there is one movie sound track that you could choose to feature on what would it be?
Were all massive Alan Partridge fans so the sound track to that and were huge Back to the Future fans so if they ever made another one that would be good that would be quite cool as long as Michael J Fox was in it that would be in the disclaimer that Michael J Fox has to be in it!

After tonight’s show have you got any more live gigs coming up?
Not at the moment, at the moment we are looking at getting some more songs together and increase our fan base, we haven’t got any lined up at the minute but any we do have we put up on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

 

Always full of energy, happy and ready to perform LillyGreen and Maguire are back with there brand new single which you may have already heard and if not why not? You can listen to them at their official website www.lillygreenandmaguire.com

Lillygreen and Maguire are two of the nicest lads in music and Music Promotions was lucky enough to catch up with them backstage at there gig with Scouting For Girls to speak to them about album plans, what they have been up to since the Westlife tour, performing live and so much more.

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How have you been since the Westlife tour?
Really good thank you we have done a lot of writing with some wonderful peeps! which will all benefit the album we are really looking forward to that which should be out in January some time so it’s all good thanks 🙂
How does your current single compare to your previous? can you tell us more about it?
We kind of feel with this video its more us than the last one, we are so proud of al our other stuff but with this it feels like more down with what we wanted to do, we really enjoyed filming the third one actually there was a lot of hyperactive kids it was good fun with the past 2 videos it was just basically the two of us and a lot of running around to this place then another place, with this one it was a lot more relaxed not as much running around.
Was you happy with reaction towards your last single?
We was really happy because what we have done so far is just playing shows to people that’s how we have got word around really, we haven’t had any radio or TV play its just been us getting our name out the support has been amazing. ( Do you have the same expectations towards your next single?) We will see what happens that’s what we always say we just hope for the best if you like, it isn’t going to radio yet we just see how it goes.
Do you have any more news about your album possible release date maybe?
Still no at the moment we have just started writing with Roy from Scouting For Girls no date or anything we are just finding a sound that suits us and writing all the good songs that we can getting involved in every process its all good fun when January comes around your all going to know about it 🙂
Who are you most looking forward to watching the Newark show?
All of them we love every one its always nice to see different bands, its always interesting to see what everybody else is up to and what they do.
Any headline Lillygreen and Maguire gigs coming up?
Yes we are doing five headline shows in Scotland we are just going around local places and playing a bunch of stuff for local people were really excited.
What is next for you?
We are just going to finish our album off really that’s priority at the minute and little bits in between, the single is coming out and mainly just get the CD ready to come out soon as possible every one is waiting for us to put an album out.