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Music Submission, Ben Osborn

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Ben Osborn
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Ben Osborn is a British singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based between Berlin, Germany and Bristol, UK. Fast Awake is Ben’s debut single and it is due for release on 23rd November 2018 via Nonostar Records, the label founded by German experimental violinist and producer Alex Stolze. Fast Awake is a taster for Ben’s debut album, Letters From The Border, due for release via Nonostar in Spring 2019. Letters From The Border was produced and composed by Ben and Alex during a residency at Alex’s studio complex on the German/Polish border in Summer 2018. 
Fast Awake has been informed by the music of the many cities where Ben has lived over the years. This includes an echo of the elegiac beauty of Thom Yorke’s solo work which references Ben’s childhood in Oxford; a dubby trip-hop ambience familiar to fans of the Bristol scene, where Ben has composed for the award-winning Fellswoop Theatre Company with French director Bertrand Lesca (Cheek by Jowl, Peter Brooke) since 2010; and a driving kick drum which evokes the classic techno synonymous with Berlin, where Ben is now partly based. Fast Awake is a sophisticatedly woven mix of prepared piano, stuttering percussion and processed strings which blend seamlessly to create a unique and beguiling sound world. 
The lyrics of Fast Awake articulate Ben’s feeling of living in a world that is ever shifting, often in an overwhelmingly rapid manner, “Everything’s changing so why can’t you change? Everything’s strange here and you are a stranger”. Fast Awake juxtaposes its themes of disorientation and anxiety with musical material built of complex, shifting harmonies, polyrhythmic beats and Alex Stolze’s shimmering, haunting violin melodies. 
Ben Osborn is the latest artist to join the Nonostar roster, which has also seen the release of Alex Stolze’s acclaimed solo albums Mankind Animal and Outermost Edge as well as Solo Collective Part One, the highly praised debut release from the modern classical trio of Alex Stolze with cellist Anne Müller and pianist/producer Sebastian Reynolds. Other Nonostar releases include the Mahajanaka EP by Sebastian Reynolds and the Aracus EP by German producer Qrauer. 
Ben's soundtracks and sound designs have won the Cameron Mackintosh Award, the Methuen Drama Emerging Artists Award, the Peter Brooke Empty Space Award and a Manchester Theatre Award.  His critically acclaimed libretti have been performed at London’s National Portrait Gallery, the Bristol Proms, BBC Radio 3’s live concert series and the RCM Britten theatre among other prestigious venues. He is a co-founder of and teacher at the Berlin Open Music Lab, a free school for refugee musicians.

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Music Submission, Isaac Wright

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Isaac Wright
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Isaac Wright is an acoustic singer, songwriter and musician based in the small town of Geelong and his influences come from bands such as The Classic Crime, The Icarus Account and Mayday Parade.

Isaac delivers performances that tug on the heart strings of the listener through the message in his songs but then quickly balance out by his comedic on stage shenanigans and down to earth connection with the audience. 

Isaac didn’t start as your typical ‘started at the age of 5’ musician. He didn’t realise what he wanted to do until he was 16 after reassuringly being told that he ‘had a nice voice’, It was enough for him to realise what he was going to make his passion for the rest of his life.

Not being in a position to access music lessons, he decided that the best way would be to self-teach and thusly started exploring singing and learning guitar as an accompanying instrument.
With Google and Youtube only able to teach limited practical skills, being able to finally afford and attend lessons hastily improved his musical development.

 

Isaac engaged in singing lessons and did so on and off for 3 years, all the while continuing to self-teach guitar and soon enough picking up piano as well.
Isaac hopes to turn his passion into a career and write songs, sing and play music until he’s a wrinkly old prune, until the retirement home staff tell him he’s disrupting the peace, or until he can no longer sing.

Music Submission, Wendy Martin

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Wendy Martin

Thank You For Loving Me” is a song of love and appreciation. This retro style R&B tune is a departure from the common love themes of heartbreak and loss. It’s a song I wrote specifically for my husband. He’s been a constant support in my life even through the darkest of days. It is fast becoming one of our most requested songs at live performances. It would make a great wedding song.

The Tumbling Paddies

The Tumbling Paddies
The Tumbling Paddies proudly present 'I Guess', written by Andrew Cox and Sebastian Kalka & filmed in Derrygonnelly.
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The Tumbling Paddies
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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The Tumbling Paddies, song titled, I Guess
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I Guess - single
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I Guess
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Steve Hewitt

Steve Hewitt
Steve Hewitt has an ability to communicate real life experiences and express them songs
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Steve Hewitt
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Steve Hewitt, CD titled, Life Stories
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Life Stories
Song Names: 
Living on Faith

Leonie Kingdom

Leonie Kingdom
‘Leonie's voice is sweet like honey yet it is also dark and mysterious in all the right ways’. - Nkechi Anele
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Leonie Kingdom
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Leonie Kingdom, song titled, So Much More
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So Much More - single
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So Much More

Jordan Prince

Jordan Prince
An American Singer-Songwriter from New Orleans, LA climbing up the folk music charts in Germany.
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Jordan Prince
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
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Jordan Prince, CD titled, 12 Songs For 12 Friends
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12 Songs For 12 Friends
Song Names: 
James
Stars

Music Submission, Jordan Prince

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Jordan Prince
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Jordan Prince is an American Singer-Songwriter from New Orleans, LA climbing up the folk music charts in Germany. Having played for Munich’s Hauskonzerte series (following in the footsteps of artists like Glen Hansard, and Julien Baker), being PULS Radio’s Artist of the Week in June 2016, and having Thees Uhlmann name the Jordan Prince Band EP as Demo of the Year (2016), Prince continues to spread the sound of his addictive body of work.

The Parade EP was released in Dec. 2015, the Jordan Prince Band EP was released in July 2016, and his EP No Manual was released in March 2017. His latest full-length album 12 Songs for 12 Friends was released May 25, 2018. Featuring Avi Buffalo as co-producer and lead guitarist, it is a concept album where every song is written about and dedicated to someone who changed his life.

Powerhouse musicians make an appearance throughout the album such as Luke Goetze and Florian Riedl from Dreiviertelblut, Fany Kammerlander from the band of Konstantin Wecker, Jacob Foord from the bands of Xavier Darcy and BRUCKNER, Nicholas Solnick from the bands of Irvin Mayfield, Steve Masakowski, and Aaron Neville, and Violeta del Rio from Biglemoi.

If you are into The Shins, Wilco, or Sufjan Stevens, the future choice on your playlists will be Jordan Prince.

Whiskey Moon Face

Whiskey Moon Face
an alternative folk group doesn´t even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music
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Whiskey Moon Face
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Whiskey Moon Face, CD titled, Panspermia
CD Name: 
Panspermia
Song Names: 
Horse Shoe Bridge
No More Days
When These Bones

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