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Helena Johnson
Take Me Home Tonight
23 March 2015
Soulful and slick, Helena Johnson has created and mastered a unique and powerful sound that's showcased perfectly in her new single 'Take Me Home Tonight' .

Originally from North Yorkshire and now based in Liverpool, Helena has impressed audiences and critics alike with her stunning live shows backed by a 10-piece band, complete with the comedically-named horn section 'The Horn Supremacy'. Her ability to captivate her audience from the first note, mesmerising even the most unruly of crowds, was evident when she recently performed at mammoth events such as Fiesta Bombarda and The Neighbourhood BBQ at Liverpool’s acclaimed venue, Camp and Furnace.

Since joining The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 2011 to study, Helena has grown from talented musician to a potential international singing success, with recent interest from a major label. 2015 promises to be a year to remember for the rising star and she is definitely one to watch.

Gigs
February 21st – St George’s Hall, Liverpool
March 1st – Studio2, Liverpool
March 20th - Camp and Furnace, Liverpool
March 22nd – Single release party, venue tbc, Liverpool
March 27th/29th – Threshold Festival, details tbc
April 16th – The 2Ube Extra Festival, LIPA PMA, Liverpool
July 28th – Kazimier, Liverpool

Online
www.facebook.com/HelenaJohnsonMusic
https://twitter.com/HelenaJ_Music
https://soundcloud.com/helena-johnson-band
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvrNyk5A950

Video for 'Take Me Hone Tonight'  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpU-elObZTY


"Powerful vocal weaved over subtly crafted instrumental sections creating that unique sound the band has coined, and mastered."
LSRadio, 2014

“I can confidently say they displayed something quite extraordinary – an opening band that can deliver enough to satisfy the audience for the whole night.”
George Aird, Liverpool Student Media 2014
 

“Fantastic”
Chris Currie, 7 Waves Radio, 2014

“Impressive sound... Helena is undoubtedly the star attraction, her politeness in between songs in stark contrast to her powerful soulful voice.”
Getintothis, 2015

Satin Beige
Addicted
2ube Xtra
9 March 2015
Taking inspiration from its iconic eighties namesake, the Channel Four Television programme, The Tube, Liverpool based music showcase; The 2Ube offers an unrivalled opportunity to see discover the most exciting emerging artists active on the north west's vibrant music scene right now.

Each week we’ll introduce you to some of the acts you can look forward to seeing at the weekly Lipa cafe events as well as The 2Ube Extra Festival which happens in April

Cellist-singer songwriter Satin Beige will be injecting a hit of soulful magic into Spring 2015 with her first single, Addicted.

Last year Satin started making name for herself, singing backing vocals for Nikki Belle (Trippin’ On You) and playing cello and singing with Stephen Langstaff on his UK tour. She now focuses on stepping into the spotlight with her unique blend of sultry cello-led R’n’B/soul.

The Essex born, Liverpool based musician is currently on a solo tour of the UK, accompanying herself on cello. She recently supported Tommy Scott of Space in Liverpool and will also be supporting him at his upcoming London date, before emabrking on a tour with her band later this year.

Satin Beige has recently been in the studio with producers including Lloyd Massett (who has worked with the likes of OMD and Wyclef Jean) and Alex Campbell (P-Theory) and is currently working on refining her signature cello-infused sound.

Social Links:
www.twitter.com/misssatinbeige
misssatinbeige.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/MissSatinBeige
 

Gigs:
21st March - The Asylum, Chelmsford
24th March – Hoxton Bar and Grill, London, supporting Tommy Scott
27th March - The 2ube, LIPA and Gorilla, Manchester
1st April - The Bedford, London (tbc)
18th April - 2ube Xtra, LIPA
30th May - Norwich Arts Centre Cafe Bar

ABOUT THE 2UBE:

“There is still a shortage of live music on our terrestrial screens so something like The 2Ube live from LIPA is a fabulous idea, not only does it give the students real industry skills in producing live Television but also offers a platform for emerging music to get seen by a wider audience."
Dave Monks, BBC Radio Merseyside  

Based in LIPA Cafe, Liverpool Insititute for the Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool, 2ube's weekly showcase takes place each Friday from 5-7pm. The event features a diverse range of bands from across the north west of England.

Keith Mullin of Liverpool band The Farm is a music lecturer at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and the driving force behing 2ube. He describes the event as "a bastion of cultural diversity, a great breeding ground for new acts. In many ways it adopts a John Peel approach to music, not specialist or genre specific, in that you never know what you’re going to get."

On March 20th, the weekly showcase will be live streamed on a designated YouTube channel, attracting viewers from all over the world as we gear up for the main event, the annual 2ube Xtra Festival which is set to attract viewers from all over the world.

This year 2ube Xtra begins on April 15th and runs until April 23rd, featuring four bands each night, together with exclusive interviews and performances with some of the most respected figures in the music industry.

Media outlets are welcome to attend 2ube Xtra in order to review and interview any of the artists appearing. You are also welcome to embed the show's live stream on your website on March 20th and for the duration of the festival.
The 2Ube Online:
https://twitter.com/2ubeExtra
https://www.facebook.com/The2ubeExtra

View/Embed February's 2Ube Livestream show here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_019_6fBrk

Timed Running Order:

2.40 Ian Janco
16.50 Sundogs
27.30 Emilio Pinchi
38.20 Silje- Be You (music Video)
42.00 OYLAYINDIGO
58.50 Katya Edwards
1.11.00 Inge Bremnes
1.32.00 Robbie Cavanagh
1.48.00 Native Kings

Radiolane
Before You Go
2ube Xtra
9 March 2015
2ube and 2ube Xtra are Liverpool's new music showcase, taking the best bands on the north west of England's diverse and exciting music scene and streaming their live shows around the world.

Taking inspiration from its iconic eighties namesake, the Channel Four Television programme, The Tube, it's broadcase from Paul McCartney's Insitute for the Performing Arts and has already been featured on radio, online and in press around the world.

Each week we’re introducing you to some of the acts you can look forward to seeing at the weekly Lipa cafe events as well as the eight day 2ube Xtra Festival which is live-streamed and starts on April 15th:


Radiolane
After recording their EP at Liverpool’s Grammy Award winning Parr Street Studios and fresh from a tour in Norway, Radiolane return to Liverpool for their appearance at 2ube Xtra with their lively and exhilarating take on guitar driven indie rock/pop.

Produced by Tony Draper, the EP’s warm feel delivers four songs that deal with the trials and tribulations of life’s more mundane moments.

Having gained radio play in both the UK and Norway, ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’ is for anyone who has an unashamed yearning to rediscover that retro indie rock sound.

https://www.facebook.com/radiolaneband

https://soundcloud.com/radiolaneband
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWNnrdojL327jFph9FWRUA

ABOUT THE 2UBE:

“There is still a shortage of live music on our terrestrial screens so something like The 2Ube live from LIPA is a fabulous idea, not only does it give the students real industry skills in producing live Television but also offers a platform for emerging music to get seen by a wider audience."
Dave Monks, BBC Radio Merseyside 

Based in LIPA Cafe, Liverpool Insititute for the Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool, 2ube's weekly showcase takes place each Friday from 5-7pm. The event features a diverse range of bands from across the north west of England.

Keith Mullin of Liverpool band The Farm is a music lecturer at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and the driving force behing 2ube. He describes the event as "a bastion of cultural diversity, a great breeding ground for new acts. In many ways it adopts a John Peel approach to music, not specialist or genre specific, in that you never know what you’re going to get."

On March 20th, the weekly showcase will be live streamed on a designated YouTube channel, attracting viewers from all over the world as we gear up for the main event, the annual 2ube Xtra Festival which is set to attract viewers from all over the world.

This year 2ube Xtra begins on April 15th and runs until April 23rd, featuring four bands each night, together with exclusive interviews and performances with some of the most respected figures in the music industry.

Media outlets are welcome to attend 2ube Xtra in order to review and interview any of the artists appearing. You are also welcome to embed the show's live stream on your website on March 20th and for the duration of the festival.

The 2Ube Online:
https://twitter.com/2ubeExtra
https://www.facebook.com/The2ubeExtra

View/Embed February's 2Ube Livestream show here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_019_6fBrk

Timed Running Order:

2.40 Ian Janco
16.50 Sundogs
27.30 Emilio Pinchi
38.20 Silje- Be You (music Video)
42.00 OYLAYINDIGO
58.50 Katya Edwards
1.11.00 Inge Bremnes
1.32.00 Robbie Cavanagh
1.48.00 Native Kings

Chanel Samson
The Beginning
23 April 2015
Lead Track: Worth The Gold 


Chanel Samson is a Californian girl attracting a very large following across the north west of England as she brings some of her West Coast sparkle to Liverpool's vibrant music scene. In the past year, the Chanel Samson Circus has performed at The Kazimier, East Village Arts Club, Parr St Studio 2, and Zanzibar to name just a few, showering her audience with glitter and showcasing burlesque, poetry, music, dance, juggling, magic, fire dancing, and acrobatics alongside her music.

Looking forward to taking her Circus to Beatherder Festival this year, Chanel says "I'm an entertainer through and through. When I perform I want to give people a real show! My target audience is anyone who’s ever felt left out or different. I give them a home, I give them acceptance and a group to belong to under my circus tent."

Chanel's six-piece band adds a quirky rock vibe to her slapstick ukulele based songwriting, and with two singles out on iTunes and Spotify, self-directed music videos attracting a lot of attention on Youtube and a new EP out in April, Chanel is on fire!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Chanel came to England to study music at Paul McCartney’s Performing Arts School, LIPA. She completely fell in love with the city, finding it both welcoming and creatively inspiring.
The city has been the backdrop to many new life experiences, many of which have been the inspiration for the songs on her new EP ‘The Beginning’. The record follows her time in Liverpool, the men in her life, her friends, and one particular doomed relationship with Matthew. The track 'F U Matthew' documents the doomed love affair but it's as cheerfully upbeat and irreverent as Chanel herself.  Her lyrics are biting yet playful, and her delivery is tongue in cheek and knowing, allowing her to explore the darker aspects of relationships without ever losing that Californian sunshine smile.

A passionate environmentalist, rarlier this year Chanel released a single ‘Plant Killer!’ raising enough money to plant 47 trees with the Mersey Forest. The release was backed by a striking video released on YouTube.  Chanel says "I believe anyone can make a change with a little action. To walk my talk, I’ve also called in a representative to LIPA to talk about the environment and what we, as inspirational artists, can do to save the planet."


'The Beginning' EP was recorded and produced by Felix Hagan, lead singer and songwriter of Felix Hagan and the Family. Chanel met Felix last year and was initially drawn to his black and white striped leggings and theatrical performance, knowing immediately they'd get along well. Together they are keen to establish Circus Rock as a solid genre. Chanel says "The sound Felix brought to the EP is exactly what I wanted with rock guitar and quirky instrumentation. I used my horn players at LIPA and he recorded everything else at his studio in Manchester."

Due to graduate in summer, Chanel plans to stay in the UK to tour England in June with an acoustic trio including cajon, cello, and ukulele.


‘Lovely and quirky at the same time, very cool and clever... You look and sound as if you could become Queen of the mixing and shaking it up genre!’
Julia Fordham

‘Dried Fruit is one of those rare tracks that as soon at it was finished I had to instantly skip it back and listen to it all over again. I'm lucky enough to be sent lots of songs to listen too and this one stuck out as a bit different, and pretty cool in fact.’
Jon Morter – The Jon Factor

‘Theatrical and fun their brief set is heavy on narrative, every song has a story behind it, and each follows on from the last.’
The Looking Glass – Patrick Clarke

‘Chanel Samson brings something to the music industry that's gone missing in recent years....that's complete originality and a beautiful eccentricity.’
Ian Weller - Stillhet Promotions


Gigs:

Threshold Festival – District – March 28 – 2pm
Strings & Things – Studio2 – April 12 – 8pm
2ube Xtra – LIPA – April 23rd – 5:30pm
Mono LPs Single Launch – May 3rd – 8pm

To attand Chanel Samson's show at Lipa's 2Ube Xtra Festival - please register for her guestlist using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2ube-extra-festival-2015-tickets-15974346701?ref=estw
Social Links:
https://www.facebook.com/ChanelandtheChenanigans
https://twitter.com/chanelsamson
http://www.chanelsamsonmusic.com/
https://soundcloud.com/chanel-samson
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Secret-Circus/1521710084753237


Chanel Samson - Songwriter, singer, ukulele and accordion

Live Backing band:
Joe Cummings – drums
Matthew Webster – guitar/cello
Erlend Hellevik – Bass
Silvan Rupp – Keys and vocals
Josh Betley – Trumpet
Max Asbridge – Saxophone

An animated music video for 'F U Matthew' by Liverpool artist, Ian Sheady will be available to accompany the EP's release on April 23rd


All songs written by Chanel Samson

On all tracks:
Chanel Samson - Vocals, Ukulele
Felix Hagan - Guitars, Drums, Bass, Keyboards, backing vocals
Josh Betley - Trumpets
Max Asbridge - Tenor and Baritone Sax
Brass arrangements by Josh Betley
Recorded at F-Bomb Studios, Manchester
Produced by Felix Hagan

Emilio Pinchi
Trying Man
16 March 2015
‘A kind of charming sadness’
Yeah Buddy, Liverpool

‘Emilio Pinchi shows the depth of solo-performing talent we have in this city, possessing some fine tunes’
Bido Lito!

Influenced by the likes of Elliott Smith and The Antlers, Liverpool based Emilio Pinchi carves his own perspective on folk-punk, offering a stark, honest outlook on everyday life.
Having racked up performances around the Midlands and North West, Emilio’s music has been aired on BBC Introducing and other independent stations, and he has recently performed live sessions for both BBC Merseyside and BBC stoke.
Staying true to his roots, 2014 saw Emilio release Trying Man, a track he produced in his kitchen after shunning established studios for a DIY approach. The lo-fi record has since grabbed the attention of the Liverpool music scene, and has garnered positive opinion from Bido Lito, amongst other blogs and reviewers.
The latter half of the year has seen Emilio quietly cause further excitement, playing a plethora of unique shows which have included a support slot with Nell Bryden at The Arts Club, an appearance on Bay TV Liverpool’s televised launch show, and even a live performance on a moving train.
Emilio will spend the first half of 2015 working on a compelling new project, which will involve the recording and release of new material in a truly singular fashion.


Social Links
www.facebook.com/EmilioPinchi
www.soundcloud.com/EmilioPinchi
Twitter/Instagram - @EmilioPinchi

Ingrid Frosland
Dare to Believe
19 March 2015
Ingrid Frosland brings you music that blends acoustic folk with upbeat Scandinavian pop. Whether it’s being lead by fragile fingerpicking, electric guitar and delay, or a banjo groove, her music is captivating.

Ingrid currently divides her time between Liverpool and Norway, and her ambiguous relationship with her sense of home is a recurring theme in her song writing, a Scandinavian version of Regina Spektor, Gabrielle Aplin and Daughter.

Over the last few years, Ingrid Frosland has played festivals like Liverpool Sound City and Musikkfest Oslo.  She set attendance records on her recent winter tour in Norway and played several gigs in The UK. She’s had tracks played on BBC Merseyside and on Tom Robinson’s Mixtape on BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as receiving both regional and national radio play in Norway (NRK P3).


“It’s with the racing beat and the strumming of the guitars that you’re
lifted higher towards the sky with all of the dreams laced in between
Ingrid’s lyrics”
Oblivious Pop (2014)


www.facebook.com/ingridfrosland
www.youtube.com/channel/UC3M6SsUxcVF9fKac1hxr-eg/videos
www.soundcloud.com/ingridfrosland
http://uror t.p3.no/#!/Band/ingridfrosland

Deliah
Any Last Words
16 March 2015
Deliah was born after Michelle and Alex first met at their auditions for the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

Taking influence from contrasting artists such Amy Winehouse and Kendrick Lamar, the duo have a self confessed eclectic taste in music. This, paired with their organic and collaborative writing style, are the ingredients for their unique sound, which Michelle describes as 'Both of our personalities personified'. The combination of Michelle’s soulful voice and Alex’s intricate guitar playing, bring a certain class and retro vibe to an undeniable contemporary groove.

Since their creation in 2013, the band has played countless shows, becoming regulars at local events as well as appearing at Fiesta Bombarda and Liverpool International Music Festival. More recently, they have travelled further afield to perform in venues up and down the country, recently supporting Anthony David at London's Jazz Cafe and appearing on numerous radio stations including the BBC.


"Sophisticated, jazzy and smooth. The vocals are feisty but not too overpowering."
Sphere Music

"It’s effortlessly cool, and has a kind of seductive sophistication about it…it’s a track you would be crazy to miss."
Fresh Beats

Social media

Spying On Life Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118487353
http://www.facebook.com/shelldeliahmusic
http://www.soundcloud.com/deliahmusic
http://www.twitter.com/deliahmusic
www.deliahmusic.bandcamp.com
http://www.instagram.com/deliahmusic/
Gig listing 2015:

20/03 – Camp & Furnace /Liverpool / Neighborhood BBQ
28/03 – Threshold Festival / Liverpool
16/04 – The Paul McCartney Auditorium / Liverpool
22/04 – Hoxton Under Belly / London / Indigo Sessions
28/07 – The Kazimier / Liverpool
29/08 – Watchet Festival Main Stage / Somerset

Various Artists
2ube Xtra Festival
15 April 2015
2UBE XTRA - LIVERPOOL'S FIRST AND ONLY LIVE STREAMED MUSIC FESTIVAL

#?2ubeXtra2015?
https://www.facebook.com/The2ubeExtra

2ube Xtra launches on Wednesday 15th April at 5pm from the Paul McCartney Auditorium in LIPA to a live audience and online viewers around the world.

The event will feature the best Liverpool based emerging artists together with exclusive interviews and performances from the likes of Mark Ronson, The Wombats, Noddy Holder of Slade, Stealing Sheep and Echo and the Bunnymen to name but a few.

You're welcome to stream the festival on your site. In order to do this, please visit 2ube Xtra's YouTube Channel Homepage each day to pick up the embed code for that day's show.


Festival running order with artists' social media links:

WEDNESDAY 15TH OF APRIL:
4:30PM - LUNA
5:30PM - Gonzalla
6:30PM - Ingrid Frosland
7:30PM - Frances 

THURSDAY 16TH OF APRIL:
4:30PM - The Hazel Empire
5:30PM - 69 Watts
6:30PM - Helena Johnson
7:30PM - Deliah

FRIDAY 17TH OF APRIL:
5:00PM - Magnus Romo
6:00PM - Lives 
7:00PM - Crooks
8:00PM - Breakfast Monkey
SATURDAY 18TH OF APRIL:
4:00PM - Jenny Strand
5:00PM - Novacrow
6:00PM - Satin Beige
7:00PM - Native Kings 

MONDAY 20TH OF APRIL:
4:30PM - Alula
5:30PM - Nina G 
6:30PM - Silje
7:30PM - Mave 

TUESDAY 21ST OF APRIL:
4:30PM - We Can Be Astronauts
5:30PM - Asterisks
6:30PM - Tiger Factory
7:30PM - Whitecliff

WEDNESDAY 22ND OF APRIL:
4:30PM - Jessie Solange
5:30PM - Mari Hajem
6:30PM - OhLayIndigo
7:30PM - Nora Konstanse

THURSDAY 23RD OF APRIL:
4:30PM - Pre-holiday 
5:30PM - Chanel Samson
6:30PM - Grace Hartrey
7:30PM - Emilio Pinchi

FRIDAY 24TH OF APRIL:
5:00PM - Nighttime Revolution
6:00PM - Nadjia
7:00PM - Cloud
8:00PM - Moats

CROOKS
A Few Peaceful Days
Equal Vision Records / Headphone Music
Hailing from the South West of England, CROOKS are a five piece alt-rock band who have spent the last three years touring extensively across the UK, building up a huge following of loyal fans.
The band have been compared to Lower Than Atlantis, Underoath and Being as an Ocean, with Rocksound describing their music as "owing as much to aggression as it does to melody".
CROOKS' debut album 'Are We All the Same Distance Apart' is due to be released this Autumn.

www.facebook.com/CROOKS.UK

www.twitter.com/CROOKSUK

crooksuk.bandcamp.com
crooksukec.bigcartel.com

Nora
Wonder
The Singer/Songwriter Nora Konstanse creates alternative folk with dynamic musical expression, combining her soaring vocals with her band's big sound. She tells big stories using small words in both English and Norwegian taking inspiration from artists like Ane Brun, Sigur Ros and Joni Mitchell.

Nora's music is inspired by raw Scandinavian nature as well as her life in the heart of Liverpool; she underpins her lyrics with elements from traditional Norwegian folk.

Nora Konstanse has spent the last year playing several gigs and festivals in both England and Norway. Recently she released her first official music video to the song ”Wonder” and she is now looking forward to spend the whole summer on the road together with her band, visiting some of Norways finest festivals.


“So precise, innovative, full of passion and awareness, and also so true to her own notes that you can nothing but surrender to her music”
Jostein Pedersen, Helgelendingen

"The next Norwegian takeover... took the evening in the realms of near ecstasy"
Ian D. Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision

“Nora Konstanse. Just remember the name”
Sverre Bjørstad Graff, ABC Nyheter

Social LInks:

https://www.facebook.com/NoraKonstanse
www.norakonstanse.com

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