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Moxie – Ireland’s ‘New Trad’ sensation

Posted by sgomusic on September 17, 2014 in Key Releases
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Five-piece Sligo/Limerick band Moxie is Ireland’s latest ‘New Trad’ sensation and Planted, its utterly infectious debut recording is released on Lyte Records. These young musicians – aged between 19 and 23 – are as versatile as they are virtuosic. Their unusual two-banjo/two-accordion attack weaves elements of bluegrass and pop around Celtic roots – like a cross between Bela Fleck and Kepa Junkera. Having just completed their first US tour to widespread acclaim Moxie has the world at its…

Lail Arad – ‘Everyone Is Moving To Berlin’ Creator Celebrates Cohen

Posted by sgomusic on September 16, 2014 in Key Releases
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You may have heard Lail Arad‘s Everyone is Moving to Berlin, the song that travelled from the UK all across Europe. Now, released 22nd September, we have 1934 (A Song For Leonard Cohen). The track is play listed on Germany’s leading alternative radio station, Flux FM. Also included on French rock magazine, Les Inrock’s Leonard Cohen tribute cover-mount. Not only does Lail write the cleverest, quirkiest, coolest songs, she also curates very special events… you are invited to Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Party / 1934 Single Launch in London’s Shoreditch. Lail has been recording her new album…

Lúnasa – UK Tour/Summer Headliners

Posted by sgomusic on September 16, 2014 in News
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Following an incredible summer in which Lúnasa were the closing act at Cambridge Folk Festival; headlined at France’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient with full orchestra; and finished up at the huge Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada. The Irish maestros announce a 12-date Fall UK tour; major city shows in Switzerland; and a US Christmas tour. Full schedule here.  

Roxanne de Bastion – German Castles/New ep

Posted by sgomusic on September 16, 2014 in Key Releases
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Roxanne’s new ep ‘Seeing You’ release Sept 22 on Hidden Trail Records. The title track was ‘Song Of The Day’ on Folk Radio UK. “One of the most perfect voices I have ever heard!” Tom Whalley, BBC 6. Working her way up in the world gig by gig … or in the case of her recent tour of Germany, castle by castle. An SGO inspiration. 

Barb Jungr – 5★ ‘Hard Rain’ reaction

Posted by sgomusic on September 16, 2014 in News
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Barb Jungr’s 2014 album ‘HARD RAIN the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen’ takes the UK by storm …5 ★ The Independent; 4 ★ The Times; 4 ★ The Daily Mirror; 4 ★ Jazzwise; 4 ★ R2; 4 ★ London Evening Standard; 8/10 Uncut The Independent: “a masterclass in the value of interpretive liberty, with songs transform in almost revelatory manner. A work of fiery cool.”Sunday Times: ” … simply heart-stopping. Jungr’s attention to timbre and nuance brings new depth to every syllable.”MOJO: “Fascinating Fare…it’s more than alright, Ma.”

Dave Burn – #1 Roots Radio/Cuts with Katz

Posted by sgomusic on September 16, 2014 in Key Releases
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former ahab Dave Burn demonstrates his writing chops with a #1 on US Roots Music Reports Top 50, “Hey There Sunshine” – a co-write with the artist, Danni Nichols; 3 co-writes on Loose Records act Danny & The Champions album, ‘Stay True’; and co-writes on Norwegian superstars, Katzenjammer’s forthcoming album on Propeller/Universal.

Sadie & The Hotheads/Elizabeth McGovern – BLQ!

Posted by sgomusic on September 16, 2014 in News
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Sadie and the Hotheads – news of the moment! The new UK series of Downton Abbey 5 commences Sunday 21st September ♦ Band taping live performance of Vintage TV (Sky channel) for October broadcast ♦ Prima magazine – cover and two page feature November issue (street date October 5th) ♦ AA single STAYIN ALIVE / FLYW AWAY W/c 15th Sept ♦  Bob Harris interview and session on BBC Radio 2 b/cast on 9th October ♦ Major (but top secret) Downton Abbey Christmas…

Late News …

Posted by sgomusic on September 16, 2014 in Key Releases
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Bobby Long succeeds with a major Pledge campaign and begins recording his new album in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Ani di Franco, Shawn Colvin, Carole King). Tour dates here ♦  JO Music Services writers Chris Eaton and Dan Wheeler co-wrote “Dream You Back” on the hit album ‘Timeless’ from the Japanese boy band W-inds on Pony Canyon ♦  The Band of Gypsies album ‘Metafissicks’ is released worldwide on vBEAT Records. The Band of Gypsies under the alter ego, 3…

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