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Logan J Parker is a singer songwriter from Portugal but currently residing in London. Just a couple of weeks ago I reviewed her single Cry Cry Cry and now she returns with her latest single Blue. About the song, Logan says "Blue is another sad song I wrote about the lockdown and it's dedicated to my mother and best friend Rita. Without her, I wouldn't be a musician."
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Blue is a quirky upbeat jazz track and is Logan's first foray into the ukulele. The happy vibes of the music and Logan's vocal delivery masks the sadness in the lyrics. This song will put you in a good mood for the rest of the day.
Seminal 80's-90's rock pop band Something Happens made their way to Dundalk Gaol for a gig on Saturday night. Frontman Tom Dunne's first words were "this is not a regular show, it's the story of Something happens". From then they brought the Dundalk audience on a journey spanning their whole career with many stories and anecdotes along the way.
They began with their first ever song "Burn Clear" followed by Billy Bragg's "A New England".
"Give It Away" then onto "Forget Georgia" which Larry Gogan championed. The show element of the gig kicks in as founding member and drummer Eamonn Ryan left the band which was recreated by walking up the stairs only to be beckoned back by a pleading Tom Dunne and the audience.
A cover of Abba's "Take A Chance" led into Madonna's "Borderline" followed by "Beach" and a story of how they sold out by playing the Trinity Ball and were signed by Virgi…
The Fast Camels are a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland consisting of Drew Sturgeon, Mark O'Connor, Andy Rennie, Joe Smith and Craig Jenkins. They are heavily influenced by 60's Psychedelic rock, power pop and freakbeat such as Jefferson Airplane, The Beach Boys, The Zombies and Bob Dylan to name a few. They released their debut album "The Magic Optician" back in 2007 and have since gone on to record another 3 albums, the latest of which is "Full Of Strange". They played some top venues such as King Tut's in Glasgow before embarking on a UK tour which then saw them invited to play at the prestigious Monterrey Pop Festival in California which ultimately they had to cancel due to the departure of one of their original members.
A few personnel changes and a few albums later, The Fast Camels released their fourth album "Full Of Strange" at the start of this month.
The album begins with "Blissful Serenity" and immediately the influences …
Stephen Rainey is a singer songwriter from Antrim. Having been the frontman for local rock band The Hangfires, Stephen has decided to finally put out his own more mellow tracks. Armed only with a second hand Mac and a cheap mic, Stephen has forgone the usual route of a musician and has recorded all of the songs himself at home with admittedly varied results. He recently released his Collaboration Experimentation EP which is five songs each featuring a different artist or artists. Three of the songs feature vocalist Ellen Louise whilst other songs feature Richard Murray, Daryl Ball and John McCullough.
The EP begins with These Tears which is the only song on the EP actually recorded in a studio. The track is a solid pop song with a nice melody and flow. The gentle piano adds a nice touch. These Tears: Tonight is the first of three duets with Ellen Louise and also features Richard Murray on guitar. The vocal harmonies between Stephen and Ellen are very enjoyable as they clearly have an …