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NEW MUSIC PROFILE - FUNK BAND "TEN MILLENNIA"

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Ten Millennia are a six piece funky grooves band from Yorkshire.  Consisting of Rosie (vocals), Wayne (keys), Russell (sax), Rich (guitar), Colin (bass) and Jules on drums.  Their self titled debut album was released in 2017.  For the last few years the band have toured and played gigs all over the country supporting the likes of The Corrs and Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.


The back story of the band started when a man called Derek advertised in a newsagent window asking for "aging rock and rollers" to get in touch.  Drummer Jules got in touch and the band was born.  Derek has since suffered from a long debilitating illness so no longer plays with the band.  However, they continually dedicate their music to recognise the founding member and the affection they still have for him, which is nice.

The band's music is a light Funk and is reminiscent of the early 70s grooves of Earth, Wind & Fire and the like.  Rosie's vocals complimen…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - COUNTRY FOLK BAND "STEEL BLOSSOMS"

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Country-Folk duo Sara Zebley and Hayley Prosser moved from their hometown in Pittsburgh, USA to Nashville to pursue their dream.  Steel Blossoms the band was created in 2014 after the pair met at a local festival in 2008, after multiple performances every week they created a large fan base all over Western Pennsylvania.  Nasville beckoned in the background and the move was hard but the girls haven't looked back and still have their Pittsburgh roots and personalities intact.


The girls play full time every week around Nashville, and their closeness to their fans is paramount to their success.  They give a personal touch to their fans, sometimes playing "house concerts" to families they have met, they joke and share stories with their fans at concerts and seem to be just down to earth, genuine girls who like to spread a little happiness and positivity around.  That's never a bad thing and more bands should take a note or two from these girls!

Their debut six…

NEW MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW - BILLY CRAIG - "SONIC TUNESMITH"

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BILLY CRAIG

"SONIC TUNESMITH"

By Andrew Goodwin for NEW MUSIC EAR www.newmusicear.com. 
ALBUM SUMMARY - As well as playing shows as lead guitarist with legendary Rock band Brownsville Station, Billy Craig has released three albums before this one.  Building his fan base and honing his storytelling lyrical style while merging influences and genres make this guy a force to be reckoned with.  "Sonic Tunesmith" has a hint of Country twang but will rock your socks off.  There is something for everyone ranging from ZZ Top blues to Bon Jovi style ballads and vocals reminding us of Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.  Throw in some great Rock guitars and good old fashioned Rock N' Roll and you have a fantastic album.
01 FADE AWAY - Opening the album is a Blues Country tr…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - AMERICANA COUNTRY BAND "LITTLE FOLK"

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Little Folk are a four piece Americana Country band from South Wales comprising of Dewi Bowen (guitar/vocals), Lucy Hannah (vocals), Marc Bowen (banjo) and Niall Rees (bass).  They had a blistering year last year gaining local critical acclaim and a blossoming fan base.


The band had airplay on various UK radio stations and also in Nashville.  Although they are an Americana band there are strong of elements of Folk and Country intertwined with sweet melodies and harmonies.  They were invited to play at RHS Flower Show and Extreme Sailing Series.  Their reputation growing from inside Wales they have also played in London at The Water Rats venue.


In 2016 they released their debut 4 track E.P. last year entitled, "Litte Folk Volume 1".   The tracks are bright and breezy and Country tinted to give that "may be sad but feeling positive" vibe that many Country crossover songs have these days.


"Music City" off the E.P. is the most Pop style track with…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - ROCK BAND "JOANovARC"

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Sam Walker (vocals/bass/rhythm guitar), Shelley Walker (lead guitar/backing vocals), Laura Ozholl (vocals/guitar/bass) and Debbie Wildish (drums) are JOANovARC, the exciting new girl Rock band from London, U.K.  Blasting onto the music scene with their first two singles "Live Rock n Roll" and "White Trash" they have been blaxing a trail around the globe with some electric live performances, supporting the likes of Slade, Adam Ant, Girlschool, Bonnie Tyler, Toto and Marillion.


Gil Norton, Grammy award winning producer of Foo Fighters took the reins for the girls' critically acclaimed debut album "Ride Of Your Life".  They have been named the new Queens of Rock, an esteemed title and judging by the band's rapid rise and the industry's praises, notably coming from Alice Cooper from Planet Rock Radio.  They have the looks and the hooks, the typical Rock riffs, throw in some powerful vocals, great musicianship and catchy melodies this i…

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "MADNESS"

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A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!
MADNESS


PLAYLIST

From 1979's debut album, the brilliant raw but brilliant "One Step Beyond..." I chose 6 great tracks.  The insrumental masterpiece that is the title track and the tribute to Jamaican Ska musician Prince Buster, "The Prince" (also the band's debut single) are included here.  The mysteriously Jazzy "Night Boat To Cairo" and the quirky "Bed And Breakfast Man" are on my "mad" playlist.  One of my favourites by Madness, "My Girl" and to finish off from this abum, the self titled, "Madness".



From 1980's second album, "Absolutely" I chose two of the most famous Madness songs and the songs that got me into the band's music.  The utterly fantastic and catchy "Baggy Trousers" and equally wonderful…

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "QUEEN"

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A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!
QUEEN

PLAYLIST

From the band's 1973 self titled debut album, when they were just a great Classic Rock band I chose the one outstanding track for me, "Keep Yourself Alive".  There was actually a first version of "Seven Seas Of Rhye" on the album but it was a very short instrumental, I didn't include this one!.



From 1974's "Queen II" there was only one track I could pick, the superb "Seven Seas Of Rhye", as previously mentioned this was half written at the time of their debut so the instrumental version was included there.  This version is totally different to what they initially thought it would be come, a blistering Rock track with a comedic style ending of "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside".  Class!


"Sheer Heart Attack" released later…

NEW MUSIC SINGLE REVIEW - BO JOHNSON (Featuring Emma Persson) - "FIELDS OF GOLD"

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BO JOHNSON

(Featuring Emma Persson)
"FIELDS OF GOLD" 

By Andrew Goodwin for NEW MUSIC EAR www.newmusicear.com.

SUMMARY - Bo hails from Sweden and has been around the music business for some time.  After learning a variety of instruments he founded his own label, BJ Music in 2003.  He got into the art of DJing and also developed his own composition and production techniques.  After a shocking injury and being told by doctors he would never walk again, he battled back and took titles in bodybuilding! A remarkable man, looking after his son and daughter and halting his dreams he bounced back and has since claimed much chart success. "I don't want to dream my life, I want to live my dreams" is his motto and he is doing just that!


"FIELDS OF GOLD" …

NEW MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW - ALEXIS - "THE DEBUT ALBUM"

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ALEXIS

"THE DEBUT ALBUM"


By Andrew Goodwin for NEW MUSIC EAR www.newmusicear.com.

ALBUM SUMMARY - Alexis has appeared in several West End musicals but this album wouldn't be what you would expect from such a star.  It is in fact a great Pop Rock album coming with catchy choruses, ballads, emotive and anthemic vocals with lots of guitars thrown in for good measure! All the songs were written by the man himself and it has been created by the help of crowdfunding by fans.  Included here are nods to Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Goo Goo Dolls and Fall Out Boy.  After reviewing his debut single, "Sweet Angel" and loving it I was hoping for more of the same rocky fare and I wasn't disappointed.  Awesome debut by a genuine guy who loves music and loves making …

NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLIST - "ADAM ANT" PART 2

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A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!
ADAM ANT


PLAYLIST PART 2


I must admit I wasn't very fussed on this album but when compiling tracks for this playlist I found that it was a great Pop Rock album.  I eventually found more than the famous "Apollo 9" "rockers in space" track and the anthemic "Vive Le Rock".  Both had to be on the list but I found more.  The big and bouncy Doors' like "Miss Thing", the chug-a-chug 60s style of "Razor Keen" and the Billy Idol style of "Rip Down".  Also here are the mysterious, atmospheric "Scorpio Rising" and the quirky Rock of "Hell's Eight Acres".  Completing the tracks is the almost Acoustic jam of "No Zap".



1990's "comeback" album "Manners & Physique" came as a shock to Antfans with…