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KEZIA SOUL

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Kezia Johnson aka Kezia Soul is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham, England.  Influenced at an early age by Reggae, Folk, Rock and R n' B she has an updated Jazz Funk/Soul style.


As her name suggests, she has a beautiful soulful voice and certainly demands your hearing attention, as with great female Jazz pioneers of the past.  Kezia is from a talented family and along with her sister Phe Phe she is rapidly taking the music world by storm.


Kezia has already appeared as backing vocalist  to up and coming Hip Hop stars around the UK and has tour experience with Birmingham based Jazz/Funk band Genius Collective.  Her first single was released on iTunes and Google Play and was entitled "I Love You" produced by My Boyz Beatz on GT's Records.


Kezia Soul's performance at The Jazz CafĂ© in London in October 2014 was a major highlight which got everybody talking about this hot new star.  She has appeared in such shows and festivals as The Limegreen Festival, Si…

THERE ARE MORE INTERESTING LIVERPOOL ARTISTS THAN THE BEATLES!

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First of all, this isn't an anti-Beatles article, although I could do that as their overall lasting appeal and worship sometimes confuses me.  I know this is going to be controversial as for some reason it is sacrilege to say ANYTHING bad about The Beatles! I am a lover of the city of Liverpool and support the famous English football club Liverpool FC so people wonder why I don't like The Beatles, being an avid listener of music too!  I was not force fed the "fab four" as a child as my mother and father were listening to Elvis Presley and The Drifters respectively and other 50s artists of the time.


I think if there was that variation and my 70s and 80s childhood for the kids of the 60s then The Beatles may not have been so popular.  In my view they were the boy band of the age, like McFly, Busted, The Vamps etc.  I respect these so called boy bands who can actually play and respect The Beatles musical ability but the songs were mostly very simple and not r…

REQUESTED E.P. REVIEW - ATR "MICROWAVE"

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MUSIC ARTISTS? WANT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE(S) REVIEWED TRACK BY TRACK PLUS FREE PROMOTION ON NEW MUSIC EAR AND SHARED TO TWITTER, LINKEDIN, INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK? IF YOU LIKE THIS REVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT ME :)
ATR

"MICROWAVE"

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

ALBUM SUMMARY -  "Microwave" is an E.P. with a host of 80s and modern day Rap/Hip Hop styles and influences.  Originally from Los Angeles, California but currently residing in St. Paul, Minneapolis, ATR has an original vision using all the elements he has acquired during his learning process.  Like Prince and other artists based in Minneapolis there is always that feeling that this is a refreshing new slant on cliched music styles.  ATR's grandfather was first cousin to Joe Jackson and also made records so I guess music is in this guy's veins.  It is an interesting set of tracks comprising his influences, his original lyrics and sometimes angry but honest lyrics on his life an…

REQUESTED ALBUM REVIEW - JOHN HEINRICH "3 FACES"

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MUSIC ARTISTS? WANT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE(S) REVIEWED TRACK BY TRACK PLUS FREE PROMOTION ON NEW MUSIC EAR AND SHARED TO TWITTER, LINKEDIN, INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK? IF YOU LIKE THIS REVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT ME :)
JOHN HEINRICH

"3 FACES"

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

ALBUM SUMMARY - John Heinrich is an esteemed writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with such diverse artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Astley, Steppenwolf and Reba McEntire.  With such a background you can imagine the different styles he has been a part of.  This album shows all those experiences of many genres.  There is something for everyone here, Rock N' Roll, Country, Jazz and 60s, 70s and 80s references.  On the whole it has some outstanding tracks and others which show John and his collaborators' musicianship, creativity and experimentalism.

01 LEAP INTO THE STORM - The opening track of the album is a light, mid tempo Rock song. It very much reminds me of…