Tag: jazz

Debo Band – The Water Rats, London (photo review)

Debo Band – The Water Rats, London (photo review)

Anyone who reads my stuff on The Revue will know I tend to cover smaller indie bands, usually in Victorian pubs. However, a trip to The Water Rats in London’s King’s Cross gave me something very different to chew on. The Water Rats is a historical building. Bob Dylan made his UK debut in 1962 here, and Oasis performed their […]

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Sophie Coran – “All That Matters” (single premiere)

Sophie Coran – “All That Matters” (single premiere)

With her smoky-soulful voice and hypnotic, jazz-infused arrangements, Sophie Coran‘s “All That Matters” is a song of obsession…with a twist. The twist? It’s not about love nor any of the usual subjects that haunt good music. No, it actually tells a story of the seductive world of the restaurant industry, describing how easy it is to get lost there while […]

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Helen Connelly – “Do You Remember” (single premiere)

Helen Connelly – “Do You Remember” (single premiere)

Finding an artist with a distinctive voice is always a pleasure. Since we first discovered Essex-based Helen Connelly, back in 2015, we’ve been fans of her jazz-pop vibe. We followed her progress with the release of her single “Behind Your Eyes” last year, and we’re eagerly anticipating the imminent release of her EP, Garden of Kisses. Our patience has been […]

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Fanny And The Atta Boys – ‘A Peck Of Dirt’ (album premiere)

Fanny And The Atta Boys – ‘A Peck Of Dirt’ (album premiere)

Combine a hefty dose of nostalgia with a mix of jazz and toe-tapping rhythms and you’ve got yourself A Peck Of Dirt, the brand new album from Fanny And The Atta Boys. Released on March 24 with support from Heyday Media Group, this is an album of sounds that are sure to pack any old-time dance floor, and we are […]

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The Bud Collins Trio – “Quasarmoto”

The Bud Collins Trio – “Quasarmoto”

Sometimes music arrives on the scene that defies categorisation. Quasarmoto from The Bud Collins Trio is such an offering. Sounding just a little bit like the vocals have been mixed to the wrong track, this shouldn’t work. Yet strangely…deliciously…weirdly…it does. And then there’s the name. The Bud Collins Trio could be the band that played at your mother’s wedding. As […]

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Bethan Lees – “Ships”

Bethan Lees – “Ships”

Moving from backstage into the spotlight, the stuff of many a Hollywood plot line, is the real-life story of Bethan Lees. Whether as a dance teacher or stage manager, Lees has been absorbing new music on the festival circuit and at various open mic nights, where she would occasionally step forward with her own performance. Coming from a musical family […]

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The Matinee November 10th

The Matinee November 10th

It’s been quite a challenging few days here in the States. But one thing I can always count on is the ability to escape through good music. Let’s escape together with the November 10th edition of The Matinee. These six songs will transport you through some electronic, jazz, indie, alt, and garage rock vibes.   Bat and Ball – “Be […]

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Benji Tranter and The Well Adjusted Individuals – “At the Launderette”

Benji Tranter and The Well Adjusted Individuals – “At the Launderette”

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, Benji Tranter and The Well Adjusted Individuals put a new spin on things with At The Launderette. The EP is four tracks of fun that transform everyday monotony into a collection of quirky delights. Jazz, blues, rock, country, pop, whatever your taste, if you’ve got a fancy for the idiosyncratic, there’s something […]

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Lake Street Dive Live at Stubbs

Lake Street Dive Live at Stubbs

On June 25th, Lake Street Dive played for a sold out crowd at Stubbs amphitheater. It was a hot night in Texas but the heat in no way falter the band’s entire 22 song set list. Most of the songs performed are off the band’s most recent album Side Pony. The band, however, played two covers (“Lola” by the Kinks and “Bohemian […]

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Albert Man – “Cheap Suit”

Albert Man – “Cheap Suit”

What comes first, the music or the words? It is one of those “chicken-and-egg” questions, but Albert Man knows his answer: “Lyrics are so important to me. I always have a theme I want to write about first and try to get a title. I then write the lyrics before I start adding any music or melody. I will re-write […]

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CityFolk & Marvest from an Artist’s Point of View

CityFolk & Marvest from an Artist’s Point of View

I just played a set surrounded by olive oil vats and balsamic vinegars! While The Unrefined Olive provided the savoury flavours, local musicians brought the melodic magic. I was lucky enough to be one of 60 local musicians selected to perform at this year’s Marvest, a new music festival on the margin of CityFolk, showcasing local musicians at different venues in the Glebe. As a quaint little space […]

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Sweet Sweet Music : Dynamite Motel’s Green Lights

Sweet Sweet Music : Dynamite Motel’s Green Lights

Sometimes, and not very often, you come across an album that is like a secret garden with gems scattered about – rubies, diamonds, emeralds. You pick one up and it sings to you. Delightful. So you choose another and another and another – and soon you have an arm full of musical gems. Such a collection of gems is Green […]

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Ella Squirrell – “Loop”

Ella Squirrell – “Loop”

  Newcomer Ella Squirrell comes from a family of music lovers, in particular her father, Jack Harrison, who was a folk musician. As such, she played a variety of instruments growing up and her music incorporates multiple genres, in particular folk, jazz, and pop. Earlier this week, she released her debut EP, Loop. The album contains four original songs, including […]

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Ryley Walker – “Primrose Green”

Ryley Walker – “Primrose Green”

No bells. No whistles. No buzzing synths. No auto tune. Just a man, his guitar, his band, and his voice. It’s music our parents and grandparents listened to back in the 60s and 70s, yet the man behind Primrose Green is only in his mid-twenties. Ryley Walker, like Steve Gunn, is among a new wave of musicians – precise, expert […]

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Tali Kouch – “The Moon Is My Witness”

Tali Kouch – “The Moon Is My Witness”

“The Moon Is My Witness” is from 19-year old, Toronto singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tali Kouch. Combining jazz  R&B, and synth-pop, the single is a steamy, sultry number. Download this stellar track for free (click on the SoundCloud link below). Despite her youth, she writes songs of a woman well into her twenties, speaking about love lost, found, and never gained, […]

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Encore – Murder (Episode 1)

Encore – Murder (Episode 1)

Welcome to Encore, our first podcast series. The whole idea of this first bunch of podcasts is to show off some serious Canadian talent, organized into thematic episodes. We’ll have shows featuring many well-known and lesser-known Canadian acts, each episode based on a theme such as “Blue”, “Wave”, “Sex”, etc. Today, by luck of the draw, our first episode is […]

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Chicago Loud 9 -“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)”

Chicago Loud 9 -“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)”

“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)” is the new single from multi-genre collective Chicago Loud 9., who will release their latest EP cLOUD9 in the new future The single combines hip hop, jazz, funk and soul to create an upbeat, house-party friendly song. It has a late ’80s, east coast vibe (there’s even a tribute to Naughty by Nature) that will have […]

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R.I.P Clark Terry

R.I.P Clark Terry

We lost a giant of the jazz world yesterday, as legendary trumpeter Clark Terry passed away at the age of 94. In a career spanning over 70 years as a musician and bandleader, Clark Terry (or “CT” as he was often called) was the last living member of Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, and also spent time in Count Basie’s and Quincy […]

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Sunshine and The Knights, “Sunshine Nights”

Sunshine and The Knights, “Sunshine Nights”

Whereas Band of Lovers drew us in with their positive, orchestral folk, New York City’s Sunshine – the duo of Amy Priya Santos and Steve Ferrara – lure us with their classical approach to folk, blues, and jazz. Supported by a talented backing band, The Knights – who are Reverend Crawford Forbes (trumpet, vocals), Dylan Thurston (piano, melodica, vocals), Mike […]

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Gig Pick: Please Spring! with The Visit and Musk Ox

Gig Pick: Please Spring! with The Visit and Musk Ox

Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave) hosts: Please Spring! with guests The Visit and Musk Ox on Friday, January 9. Show starts at 8:00pm, admission is $10. Please Spring! is from Berlin, Paris and are currently doing their Canadian Tour making a stop in our great city! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Ottawa’s The Visit numerous times and can bet you’ll be amazed […]

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