Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Veteran Singer/Songwriter, Tony Moore, Releases First New Music In A Decade

Tony Moore has just released a new single called ‘Dear Me’ on the 25th of January, which was his first solo record since the last album he brought out in 2005.

Ex IRON MAIDEN and CUTTING CREW member Singer/Songwriter Tony Moore released a brand new single on January 25th 2015. The song is called “Dear Me” and tells the story of an ‘Older Tony’ writing to the ‘Younger Tony’ with a message of support and hope in times of great challenge. It’s a song that has proved very popular in his live performances but had never been recorded until he went into the studio just before Christmas 2014. Released on the miniMAJOR Music label through Absolute, this will be the first recorded work that Moore has made available since his album “Perfect and Beautiful” came out in 2005.

UK coffee chain Caffe Nero have already decided to add it to their in store playlist from February, meaning it will be heard regularly in over 500 locations

Tony says “Dear Me is a very personal song as it was written when I was going through some tough times in my life. However, as I have played it in numerous venues around the world, I’ve found that it connects with audience members on a very deep level, so much so that I am constantly asked by people where they can get it, which motivated me to record and release it”.

It hasn’t been a quiet decade for Tony though, as he has worked hard, helping a new generation of singer/songwriters find their feet through his critically acclaimed live shows where he mentors and gives a platform to new talent. Acts like ED SHEERAN, NEWTON FAULKNER, KT TUNSTALL, JAMES MORRISON, JAMES BAY and many more have all played early shows with him and benefited from his support. PAOLO NUTINI did his first London gigs with Tony and says “Tony believed in me, gave me a stage to be seen and a platform to be heard. I loved those days - we had fun and Tony will always be a legend to me!!!!"

Tony is also currently also working with new artist ILONA ( as a co-writer and producer.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

LadyLake Music Indie Awards - Top Ten Independent Artists of 2014

LadyLake Music, a flourishing international music publicity company, presents the winners of our 2014 annual indie awards, celebrating excellence in independent music.

LadyLake Music welcomes you to join us in congratulating the following outstanding independent musicians for excellent achievement this year. The staff of LadyLake Music hosts these awards annually as our way to 'pay it forward' to the independent music community in thanks for their support throughout the years. Based on music submitted freely to our agency by independent artists or their representatives, we give you, in reverse order, the BEST OF 2014.

10. Tamika Dunning - All I Am Rich, sultry tones from this stunning R&B singer resonate on standouts 'Just The Two' and 'Paper Chase'. Available on MGE Records.

9. KARA - Waters so deep... Beautiful vocals by Daria Kulesh and hammered dulcimer of Kate Rouse transport on this CD. Favorites include 'Hunter's Moon' 'Mermaid's Lullaby'. Beautiful visual presentation as well.

8. The Forrest McDonald Band - Turnaround Blues
Great funky blues. Title track and 'River of Tears' stood out to us.

7. Curse and the Cure - Norma Hopson and Jason Touchette offer sexy harmony on 'Leave The Light On' and the gorgeous '3 AM' which was our favorite track on the self-titled EP.

6. Sidelined - Infectious power rock/pop from Adrian Swisher and company will get you out of the chair and rocking on this self-titled demo. A bit of a throwback to The Ramones mixed in. One to watch.

5. The Autumn Stones - In With The Out Crowd
An absolute Bowie-esque flair with a side of Depeche Mode on 'In With The Out Crowd' and 'End Of Faith'. Interesting. Quirky. We dig!

4. Lisa Martin - Winter Songs
An exquisite collection of seasonal songs coming from Mark Thayer/ Signature Sounds Studio of CT. Full-bodied music perfect for a family gathering, a great bottle of wine, or a countryside drive (or at least a vision of those things!) Standout tracks include 'Snowbound' and 'Christmastime Is Here', but 'Mary Did You Know' absolutely blew us away. Lisa Martin delivers a rich, velvety vocal accented by Cathy Day on fiddle. Highly recommended.

3. Elm Treason - Days Of Reaction
Rarely do we find an indie act that is this damn groovy. From the opening track, 'Days Of Reaction', with its wicked guitar to 'With You', with its Kinks influence, to our personal favorite - 'Honey Feet' with its Grateful Dead nuances, Bobby Steel and Andy Roman serve us the best of hippy rock with a cool, current twist. You need to buy this.

2. Chuck Brunicardi - Where Sunset Meets The Beach
Shades of Simon & Garfunkel on this lyrically rich collection with outstanding tracks 'Roland' and 'Do Not Stand'. The funky 'Waiting For Mail' will have you jiving along. A favorite track here is 'Hawaii' which starts off slowly, then evolves into a lush tropical chorus. Very highly recommended.

And the TOP CD OF 2014 goes to:

Bob Rylett - Winter Driving

All songs written by Bob Rylett.

Band: Bob Rylett, Allan Rodger, Steven Drake, Jay Riehl

Producer: Allan Rodger

We have followed Bob for years, and always loved his music, but this CD of Americana/roots music rings every bell! The album opens with 'Stumble', with a great hook and Bob's distinctive Dylan-esque voice. Track two, 'Shudder', rocks us along with 'a hug and a kiss, buttercup'. 'Step Right Up Here', Bob's next track, will have you dancing for sure. 'Sizing Me Up' is a sing-along song that you will love, as Bob engages the listener to truly get into the song. 'Slippery' is great fun, fabulous to jam along to, with a honky-tonk feel. The pace shifts with 'Skid', a philosophical track, then picks up with the humor in Bob's 'Story Of Itchy Weed'. 'Shun' follows with some beautiful harmonies, and 'You Can't Win Them All', a finger-snapping, upbeat tune, stands out as a favorite on the album. The CD closes strongly with 'Street Easy' with an unexpected hint of reggae. An all-over fabulous CD you MUST BUY!!

We hope that you enjoy these albums as much as we have here at LadyLake Music! Thank you so much to all of the artists who submitted their work, and congratulations from us to all of the winners.

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