Tag: piano

CXLOE – “Tough Love (Stripped)” (single premiere)

CXLOE – “Tough Love (Stripped)” (single premiere)

A month ago, Sydney-born singer-songwriter CXLOE achieved a significant milestone. Her electro-pop single, “Tough Love”, reached #1 on the Spotify Australia / New Zealand Viral Hits Chart. It’s an impressive feat considering the song was her debut. Could Australia have its version of Tove Lo, Halsey, or Ariana Grande? It’s too early to say, but “Tough Love”‘s success puts her on […]

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Debs McCoy – ‘For David’

Debs McCoy – ‘For David’

There are many reasons why musicians are moved to write and record. Creating art comes from the heart, the soul, and the moment of inspiration. Often it can be a way to release emotion and express meaning beyond words. This collection of piano-led pieces, brought together by composer Debs McCoy in her album, For David, emerged when her dear friend […]

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Albert Man – “Nothing Of Nothing Much”

Albert Man – “Nothing Of Nothing Much”

Received with critical acclaim, Albert Man‘s 2016 album, Cheap Suit, placed him at the forefront of London’s gig circuit and generated praise from the BBC Radio’s Head of Music. We also gave it an in-depth review along with an interview with the man himelf, so we’ve been eagerly awaiting his next release. It comes in the shape of an EP, […]

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The Sun Harmonic – “After We Fly”

The Sun Harmonic – “After We Fly”

Kaleb Hikele is tough to nail down. A classicially-trained pianist, multifaceted musician, and a burgeoning producer, Kaleb is moving in all directions, at all times, constantly exploring his musical interests and finding new ways to express himself. He has been part of many projects, some under his own name, and other configurations with his friends performing folk, blues-rock, and other earthier sounds. I’ve been […]

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Andy Shauf – “The Bearer of Bad News”

Andy Shauf – “The Bearer of Bad News”

When you think of music and Saskatchewan, The Sheepdogs are probably the first and only band you could name. Regina-native Andy Shauf will soon change that with The Bearer of Bad News. Unlike the grizzled rock band, Shauf’s songs are epic for the stories they tell and not for elongated guitar solos or roaring choruses. He is a storyteller who […]

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Vintage Vinyl: Doug Warren

Vintage Vinyl: Doug Warren

This is no ordinary lounge pianist, my friends. This was Mr. Warren’s first LP (I’m guessing from around 1970) of remarkable loungy piano tunes. As the brief liner notes say, this is a set requiring a warm fireplace and your romantic vibes. Doug Warren’s story is quite fascinating. He went from performing piano in lounges around Edmonton, to being a Minister in […]

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