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Monday, June 29, 2015

Purdy Confirmed For Jools Holland Tour Nov 2015 and New Single ‘Shook Shook’





Purdy, the girl who grew up on Ian Fleming’s estate, performed with Lana Del Ray on Necker Island and is opening for Jools Holland at the Albert Hall in November, is back with another single with sexy video ‘Shook Shook’. The beautiful Purdy (aka Rebecca Poole) is a painter as well as a slinky pop act, painting for Mick Jagger & acting as a muse for non-other than Jack Vettriano.

Supported by Radio 6, Record of the Day, Blues and Soul, Music Week, GigWise, I Luv Live & BBC London, PURDY is kicking up the dust with her diamond debut album and thrilling international audiences with her distinctive, sultry vocals and her chillingly brilliant singles.

PURDY’s music has impressed some major audiences including 90,000 people at Wembley, F1 events and The London Lifestyle Awards. She has sung for the likes of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mick Jagger and was recently a guest singer on Richard Branson's Necker Island where she supported none other than Lana Del Ray!



Purdy writes songs with all the swagger and poetic charm of a new age femme fatale with hints of - Nina Simone, Nancy Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Henry Mancini. The self-confessed subscriber of love will be releasing her killer debut album ‘Diamond in the Dust’ in summer 2015. The album is produced by Grammy award winning producer Andy Wright, famed for his records with Imelda May & Simply Red. This will include Purdy’s co-writes with Emily Phillips (Rizzle Kicks writer) Tim Baxter, Damian Montague, Charlie Perry and Jamiroquai’s pianist and producer Matt Johnson.

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Here is Purdy in her own words, interviewing for London Live Feb 2015 http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-02-13/perdy-on-007-pop-noir-and-her-london-dreams

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Emerging jazz artist, GRACIE TERZIAN - hits Billboard and the NYC music scene with new EP



Jazz-Pop vocalist, Gracie Terzian, is happy to announce the release of her debut EP, Saints and Poets, (released May 5, 2015). Terry Teachout, author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong and Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, also praises the artist saying that she is a "deep-dyed romantic who tells her tales of modern love with quiet delicacy and an inborn musicality that's impossible to overlook."

Saints and Poets features 6 originals written and performed by the artist. The EP debuted at #23 on Billboard's Jazz Album chart and at #3 on the iTunes Jazz Album chart just one week after it's release!

Take a listen to Terzian’s title track, "Saints and Poets", here!

Originally from Northern Virginia, Gracie Terzian has been writing music and performing professionally as an actor since the age of twelve. While attending the University of Virginia, Terzian began co-writing with her piano teacher, Wells Hanley (David Liebman, Chris Potter, Wynton Marsalis). Now based in NYC, Terzian continues to write and perform regularly, while also building a strong YouTube presence that has garnered close to 100K views. Her unique instrument, the harp ukulele, sets her apart.




Real Music Icons states that, “[Terzian’s] voice has so much character. If I close my eyes, I feel like I’m back in the old days.” Terzian has also gained the attention of jazz critic and author of History of Jazz, Ted Gioia, who raves that, "Gracie Terzian is a genuine talent. I especially admire her knack in shaping the lyrics."  Wall Street Journal Theatre Critic, Terry Teachout, says, "[She has] an inborn musicality. Of such debuts are great careers made." Be sure to check out Gracie Terzian’s debut EP, Saints and Poets, out now on iTunes! 

                                               



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"Gracie Terzian is a genuine talent. I especially admire her knack in shaping the lyrics." -Ted Gioia, Jazz critic and author of History of Jazz


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Philadelphia jazz-soul artist Aaron Parnell Brown new album release "The Tin Man"



Aaron Parnell Brown’s bold sensitivity as a vocalist and performer has garnered him favorable comparisons to Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and John Legend. The Philadelphia-based artist draws from his hometown’s distinguished heritage of Philly Soul, while at the same time incorporating influences from great songwriters such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, James Taylor, and Al Kooper. His captivating solo acoustic performances and incendiary full-band outings have helped him build an impressive profile among audiences and critics alike. The past few years have seen Brown win the 2014 Soul Artist of the Year Award in Philadelphia, win an Independent Music Award for his song “A Beating Heart,” and kick-off WXPN's acclaimed XPoNential Festival featuring artists such as Lake Street Dive, Dr. John, and Jose James.

2 new tracks can be streamed here:



Marty's review: Aaron combines smooth jazz licks with a tender, soulful voice to create a sound that surrounds you with warmth and good vibes. Listening to these 2 new tracks, "Somewhere Around" and "Just Leave", you can sense the professionalism and passion in Aaron who presents these tunes with a delivery that is more than meant to be heard and noticed.

His new album, "The Tin Man", is set for release shortly.





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