Kelly Moneymaker – ‘Stone’ album out now

Some of the finest offshoots of roots music – gospel, country, rock and roll, and particularly soul – stand front and center of this great new album from vocalist Kelly Moneymaker.

Out now, ‘Stone’ finds Moneymaker on really fine form, growling out her powerful vocal over a range of genres, all given a consistency by the clean production and that unique voice.

On top of those solid foundations, Moneymaker sparkles throughout – 13 tracks of varying styles, all adding up to a very solid and consistent release.

http://www.kellymoneymaker.com/

Baron Goodlove, ‘Orpheus’ – debut single/free download

Delightfully dark but with a rootsy charm, the lyric video above is a fantastic introduction to a new UK songwriter by the name of Baron Goodlove. With the help of his band The Dreadful Noise, this debut single is a forboding joy, if that’s not to much of a contradiction in terms.

‘Orpheus’ is not only a debut single and free download, it is also the first look we get at an upcoming EP from the young song writer, whose influences include a promising who’s who of songwriting legends.

And, with several gigs supporting the unerringly popular George Ezra already on his CV, Baron Goodlove and the Dreadful Noise will surely be building a devoted following of their own.

‘Spiritual Haven’ – new album from Russell Suereth

The producer of a series of short videos about spiritual places around the world, Russell Suereth is a composer who draws strongly from the roots of the spiritual.  His new album, ‘Spiritual Haven’, is presented in a longer form than his videos, but is no less effective for the lack of visual imagery.

The album, on the flip side, is a languid, blend of ancient instrumentation with contemporary technologies and production, built to take the listener on a journey. The track above, ‘Realization’, is a telling introduction to the feel of the piece.

In spite of the modern recording methods and synths, there’s certainly something earthy to be found here in the layering of older instruments. The lack of lyrics also lends itself to the cause – with no words to distract listeners from their own interpretation of what they’re hearing.

If you enjoy the video above, you can find more at http://www.russellsuereth.com/spiritual-new-age-music

Leo Sayer – ‘Restless Years’ album

Straight up pop laced with folky touches of harmonica, blues, and even a touch of jazz, the new album from Leo Sayer is out now. A million miles from the stomping folk style currently popular in the charts, this is subtle, effective and mellow, but just as uplifting in its own way.

Packed with songs in which Sayer looks back on life with something of a contented smile, the album shows off a songwriter who knows his hit making days are behind him, but still loves what he does. Just look at the production – all taken care of by the man himself – for the proof. Meticulous, clean, and well captured, every note is clear as a bell and perfectly placed.

The lyrics are those of an artist ruminating on the latter years of a legendary career, sharing his thoughts on later life, the state of the world, the music industry and more. Hugely pleasant company you will want to return to time and again.

Buy the album now:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/restless-years/id1021586520

http://www.amazon.co.uk/69/dp/B00XZQIWZ6/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=148R02WGNENHYGG285VC

 

UK TOUR DATES 2015

With special guest, singer/songwriter, Michael Armstrong

 

September

Wednesday 9thBIRMINGHAM JAM HOUSE

Thursday 10thMANCHESTER LOWRY

Friday 11thWORTHING ASSEMBLY HALL

Saturday 12thEAST GRINSTEAD MEAD THEATRE

Monday 14thLANCASTER GRAND THEATRE

Tuesday 15thHUNSTANTON PRINCESS THEATRE

Thursday 17thNORWICH ST ANDREWS HALL

Friday 18thBUXTON OPERA HOUSE

Saturday 19thMUSSELBURGH BRUNTON

Sunday 20th GLENROTHES ROTHES HALL

Tuesday 22ndLEEDS CITY VARIETIES

Wednesday 23rdPORTHCAWL GRAND PAVILLION

Friday 25thLONDON HIPPODROME

Saturday 26thHARLOW PLAYHOUSE

Sunday 27thMILTON KEYNES STABLES

Tuesday 29thDURHAM GALA THEATRE

 

October

Thursday 1stISLE OF WIGHT SHANKLIN THEATRE

Friday 2ndSOUTHAMPTON CONCORDE

Saturday 3rdWIMBORNE TIVOLI THEATRE

Sunday 4thBURY ST EDMUNDS APEX

Tuesday 6thLONDON HIPPODROME

Thursday 8thWOLVERHAMPTON ROBIN 2

Saturday 10thHOLMFIRTH PICTUREDOME

Sunday 11thWARRINGTON PYRAMID & PARR HALL